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PICKLED ONION CONTEST
11:46am Monday 24th December 2007 in Southminster
On Saturday December 8, a competition unique to Essex took place at the Kings Head in Southminster.
The annual pickled onion contest saw onions of all shapes, sizes and colours tasted first by the judges and then the customers, with Dan winning the first three places.
This competition has been running for more than 20 years and the Kings Head would like to know if there are any others like it in the area. Please phone 772216 with any information.
SANTA'S SWEET FUND
SANTA will be touring Southminster on Sunday December 23, distributing sweets to the children.
Santa will start at around 5.30pm and travel via Buttercup Way, Kings Road, High Street, Queens Street, Crown Way, Hillside, Coombe Road, North End, North Street, Newmoor Crescent, Station Road, Cherry Orchard, Tattersalls, Burnham Road.
Please listen for the Bells!
OUR Christmas party was attended by 50 members who were served with a three-course dinner followed by tea or coffee.
A mother-and-son team entertained us throughout the evening with a variety of music. Many members joined in the Barn Dance and a great time was had by all.
Mrs Taylor thanked all the committee, especially Paula Neall and Mary Robinson, for all their hard work in making the evening such a success.
ON Sunday December 23, a carol service will be held at St.
Leonard's Church at 7pm.
On Christmas Eve, ChristChurch will hold a Candlelight Carol Service at 6pm and St Leonard's Church will hold Midnight Holy Communion starting at 11.30pm.
On Christmas Day, St Leonard's Church is holding an all-age service will be at 10am, with ChristChurch services at 8am and 10.30am at Burnham.
MUSIC EXAM RESULTS
THE following pupils of Ray Clarke of Coombe Road were successful in the music exams held recently.
Results included: Thomas Reader: Initial Grade Piano with Merit, Benjamin Hulme; Initial Grade Piano, Olivia Malmose O'Connor - Grade 1 Piano; Eleanor Cummings - Initial Grade Piano with Merit; Matthew Olsen - Grade 1 Piano with Merit; Matthew Crisp - Grade 1 Piano; Anna Grove - Initial Grade Piano with Merit; Catrina Kemp - Grade 2 Clarinet with Distinction. Bradley Kemp - Grade 2 Flute with Merit; Rebecca Webb - Initial Grade Piano with Merit; David Henson - Grade 6 Piano with Merit; Thomas Attrill Grade 4 Piano with Merit; Rachel Briggs - Grade 4 Flute; Arthur White - Grade 1 Clarinet with Merit; Kristian Rawlinson - Grade 5 Piano with Merit; Emily Longhurst - Grade 5 Saxophone with Distinction.