Friday, September 23, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band knees up…

A great night of upbeat music from the Sole Bay Jazz Band and guests last night at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

Thanks to one and all, still not full a full house, but better than the past two weeks, so remember come along and enjoy live music, because if you do not you will lose it !

A great line up of talent with lots of fun as well. Think everyone had a smile on their faces as some really different music and finishing with a great blast ringing in our ears to take us on our way home….

Tim, Trummy and Ray at the front, and Craig, Tony with Mel at the back line, gave us some really happy music, and thanks Mel for the vocals, and of course to Hannah for giving us some songs as well…still a bit new to the Sole Bay, but hopefully will come along and sing for us now and again, nice to see the younger element.

Thanks to Clover and Chris for doing the raffle and of course to the 'boys' for folding the tickets, I do miss chatting to everyone, but must say my back has improved with the ladies taking on the raffle.

Thanks to Heidi as always for the smiles behind the bar, certainly missed our Fudge this week didn't we, even brought a comment from Tim!!!

I am still trying to find out how some of our regulars are that are unwell, get in touch if you see this please.

Only a few photos as have not got any new fangled i phones or other types that are available !
so forgot to put the battery on charge for my camera.…

Looking forward to seeing a few more coming along to the Jazz next week…You certainly missed a good one…




Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band line up…

This Thursday the 22nd September at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…


The line up looks a bit different so looking forward to a great upbeat night.


Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Dick Mayhew (Trummy)…Trombone…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Mel Cox…Banjo/Vocals…

Come along and support these fine musicians please…Live music needs a good audience…


Just for the price of a raffle ticket (or more than one!) no entrance fee so put it in your diary and enjoy a great night of Jazz…

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sun setting Thursday 15th Sept…

A few catches of the sun setting last evening from home and on the road to jazz…




Sole Bay Jazz Band……

Last evening at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham the Sole Bay Jazz Band, played up a good storm with some rather nice music and some fun so made it a very enjoyable evening even if it was rather hot in fact very very hot, not great for the musicians as well as the very small crowd that came to support the band.

It would have been nice to see a few more people coming along, however those that made the effort enjoyed the variety of music and songs!

Yes some great songs from our lovely Jenny, as always Jen our hearts go out to you always a pleasure to hear you singing again, and our Roy, who has lost his voice a lot of late, but well done Roy you got through the songs with a smile.

Some great playing from all the band sorry you were up against it with the heat, but fun as I said nice to see the gel between those playing.

Thanks Heidi as always a smile and we will try and find out how Don and Keith are. hope all those who are unable to come along because of illness,  get well soon.

Clover and Chris thanks for doing the raffle, and the 'boys' for the ticket folding.

Well done once again Robin for taking part in yet another run! Those medals must be taking up a lot of room now.

Good company great music  thanks Sole Bay …so looking forward to the next session…

A few photos…










Wednesday, September 14, 2016

More River photos…

Great day for river trip here are a few more…

Roll the next day out…















Big Dog Ferry…

Today the hottest day of the year! Jan, JJ and some friends and me took ourselves on the Big Dog Ferry for an afternoon up the river…

Nice breeze but phew very hot, however we had a great time, I took photos all the way up the Geldeston Locks Inn, so will do a couple of posts because it was so nice to go up the river and see our lovely trees, unfortunate that we did not spot a Kingfisher, but the swans were lovely.

Matt our ferry man was very good and got us into our life jackets, 12 on the boat trip up and back, what a great job in the summer, he was chatting to Jan and I on the way back about all the different things he sees going up and down the river. 3 miles up to the Locks and it was really a wonderful change as had not been up there for several years.

Of course my Dad had a row boat when we were small and we spent a lot of time on the Waveney there were not so many boats in those days though. And a lot easier with an outboard motor than the oars…

We had a nice cool drink when we got to the Locks Inn and then a very nice meal, plus coffee, and then a little walk to watch some of the youngsters swimming.

A good crowd there of course a lot come up on the road and we have done that many a time, but coming up by boat is far nicer.

Thanks ladies for a lovely day, still trying to get cool! but could not have chosen a better day for our River trip.

These are all going up river…

The old Willow tree lots of courting in the old days under that…













Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band…line up…

This Thursday evening the 15th September The Sole Bay Jazz Band line up at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham will be………

Tim Densham…

Derek Cubitt…

Bill Brewer…

Tony Jullings…

Alan Cugnoni…

Craig Hipperson…

Hope to see a good crowd coming along to support the band…

8pm-10.30-pm