Mendham & Withersdale

    Two English villages on the river Waveney on the Norfolk/Suffolk border

        One parish, two villages... bringing the community closer together






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A Christmas weekend at the Village Hall

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Get the festive season off to a great start this weekend with two great events to come along to.


Full bar, mulled wine, raffle, snacks. From 7.30pm Eyes down 8pm (see poster)


Lots of stalls, festive refreshments - inc hot sausage rolls, hot turkey, stuffing and cranberry baps (vegetarian option available) mulled wine, tea/coffee etc. Come along to do a bit of shopping, meet up with friends before the Christmas rush, and generally get into the festive spirit. Don't forget to bring along your flyer delivered in December's Six Sense to enter the prize draw to win a bottle of festive fizz!

See you there!

Christmas market @ ALL Saints


2 fat ladies...


Needs a home

Target Hill MendhamThis sign was obviously placed locally somewhere and is currently for sale on eBay. The price is high but the seller has offered to sell it to the parish at cost which is about £100. Anyone want to bring this item back home?

Parish Council meeting - Agenda

The next PC meeting is on the 21st November at Mendham Primary School. The agenda is here.

Murder is coming to Mendham!!!

murder... fortunately nothing so exciting, but Mendham Primary School PTA are hosting the Gislingham Players for a Murder Mystery Evening at Mendham & Withersdale Village Hall on the 19th November 2016. All proceeds go towards a new Interactive Whiteboard for Mendham Primary School.

The PTA - Friends of Mendham Primary School (FOMSA, a registered charity) will be providing a hot two course supper and it's a BYO bar. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased from myself, Vicky Rusby on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01379 854951.

2 events at the village hall

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Village Hall - AGM

To be held at Mendham and Withersdale Village Hall on Monday 14th November 2016, from 7pm. Please join us for drinks and nibbles, meeting to commence at 7:30pm. Do come along and find out what we have achieved over the past year. If you would like to be part of the team or help out in any way at the hall and grounds, please call Jill Kent on 01379 852559


Produce & Craft market - Saturday 8th October


Oh! What A Night!

A big thank you to everyone who supported the 1940's evening at the village hall on Saturday 24th September 2016. An even bigger thank you to Julie and her team for organising the event. Full report and more the photos from the evening can be found on the hall website www.mwvillagehall.com

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Two Fat Ladies...


And the next event please...

1940s poster 240916001

Six in one, half a dozen in the other...

NostalgiaThis is a cutting from the first Quarter of a magazine called Ephemera, published in 1958. It refers to the Beaumont family that were all christened in Mendham. Reginald Beaumont, who submitted this article lived in Canada. Six of his siblings were born in Middleton Hall (Suffolk) and 6 were born in Shotford Hall (Norfolk). The picture that is shown is viewed from near the bridge across to High Hall House which is in the process of being thatched. The house opposite the pub was not built at that time. Notice the front door of the pub which was then a house and that passageway went straight through the building which it does today if it weren't for the fact that the door has been replaced by a window.

We know of another family that lived in Canada and they lived at Red House... I wonder? Watch this space...

It's all happening at your village hall



New Village Hall website

New Mendham & Withersdale Village Hall website

Mendham and Withersdale Village Hall have their own website now! Just click the links in the menu above to get there if you want to book the hall or the MUGA. Content has been archived from this site and some will appear on the new website.


Anyone for cricket?


A chance to see Annie


Vote !!!


Walking Netball?


Power cut? Simple... call 105

A new service that cuts through all the confusion and red tape when you have a power cut. More details here.


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