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Proud Suffolkers wanted to help Haverhill celebrate Suffolk Day




Having revealed what it is doing to celebrate Suffolk Day this year, Haverhill Town Council is now calling on volunteers to step in and get involved.

As part of the celebrations on Monday, June 21, Haverhill mayor, Cllr Liz Smith will read the Suffolk Day Proclamation at dawn, (4.38am) as the Suffolk Flag is raised accompanied by some traditional Suffolk folk tunes performed by Pete Isaacs.

At sunset (9.23pm) the flag will be taken down accompanied by a poem by award-winning Haverhill-based writer Chris James which has been especially commissioned for the occasion.

Musician Pete Isaacs. Picture by Richard Marsham/RMG Photography
Musician Pete Isaacs. Picture by Richard Marsham/RMG Photography

Haverhill Town Council is looking for two people, proud to be Suffolk born and bred, to help; one to raise the flag and one to lower it.

Arts and Leisure manager for the town council, Nick Keeble said: "We live in a wonderful corner of England, if not the world and Haverhill Town Council is proud to say it belongs to Suffolk, whether that be ‘silly’, ‘sunny’ or somewhere in between.’

"This year we’d really like to celebrate our born and bred locals by offering them the chance to get involved in our flag raising ceremony.

Haverhill Community Kitchen co-ordinator Shaun Hill in the Saturday Kitchen studio. Submitted picture
Haverhill Community Kitchen co-ordinator Shaun Hill in the Saturday Kitchen studio. Submitted picture

"If you don’t mind a very early morning or going out at sunset tell us why you are proud to be a Suffolker and you could become an integral part of our Suffolk Day celebrations.

"Email me at nick.keeble@haverhill-tc.gov.uk or send a message via the town council’s Facebook page."

Also on June 21, Haverhill Community Kitchen co-ordinator Shaun Hill would like people to join him to learn how to cook Suffolk fish pie and Suffolk buns.

Shaun is hosting a free workshop at the Leiston Centre at 4pm. Places are limited and available to book HERE

A selection of art-work inspired by Suffolk landscapes, people, buildings, and traditions will also be displayed on the digital tower outside the arts centre and on the town council website.

To submit your work to this, email artwork@haverhill-tc.gov.uk by Friday, June 4.