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    October 2014’s Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival was a roaring success!

    Robert Simper’s two talks on shellfish on the  Saturday drew pretty good crowds (15-20 a time), and The Woodbridge Shuck Shack pop up restaurant at the Tide Mill on Friday and Saturday night drew maximum numbers, with Bespoke Catering’s donations to the Mill as a result further adding to the coffers. A good weekend all round , it looks like around 265 – 270 people came through the mill on Sunday, with a final total of £282.92 in the bucket collected (and £128 through the till). The collection works out at just over £1/head, a considerably  better result than the average of our open days (usually around 50p). This may have been the result of Mandy Hearle (aka the Pink Lady) being ‘booked’ for the milling in the afternoon.  Quite apart from what was collected in her own bucket for Medecin Sans Frontiere, I’d offered half of what we collected on the day.  So the Trust will be donating £141 to Mission Impossible 2014 for Medecin Sans Frontier, and still trousering it’s own £141 for the day, obviously far better than we would normally take on a Sunday.

    It was a long weekend. Many, many thanks to those who contributed to making the weekend work.       

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    Robert Simper’s two talks on shellfish on the Saturday drew pretty good crowds (15-20 a time), and The ShuckFests on Friday and Saturday night drew maximum numbers, with Bespoke Catering’s donations to the Mill as a result further adding to the coffers. A good weekend all round , I think it looks like around 265 – 270 people came through the mill on Sunday, with a final total of £282.92 in the bucket collected (and £128 through the till). The collection works out at just over £1/head, a considerably better result than the average of our open days (usually around 50p). This may have been the result of Mandy Hearle (aka the Pink Lady) being ‘booked’ for the milling in the afternoon. Quite apart from what was collected in her own bucket for Medecin Sans Frontiere, I’d offered half of what we collected on the day. So the Trust will be donating £141 to Mission Impossible 2014 for Medecin Sans Frontier, and still trousering it’s own £141 for the day, obviously far better than we would normally take on a Sunday. It was a long weekend, and I’m glad Aldeburgh and Shucks are over. Many, many thanks to those who contributed to making the weekend work.