Auctioneer – Mr Lawrence Baynes

Dear All

On behalf of the Fund Raising & Social Committee I am pleased to show below the exciting and varied Lots for the Auction of Promises to be held in the clubhouse at 7.15pm on Saturday 16 March 2013. We very much hope you will be able to attend. Lawrence Baynes has very kindly agreed to be our auctioneer for the evening. 

On arrival you will be offered a free glass of wine or a soft drink and the bar will, of course, be open. During the interval nibbles prepared by the Ladies’ 2nds and Men’s 1sts will be served. I gather the men will be looking for guidance from the ladies!

If you are unable attend you are invited/urged to make a postal bid(s) and more details are available at the end of the list of Lots.

We are, of course, very grateful to all members and friends of the club who have kindly donated Lots for auction. This is sure to be an enjoyable evening so please come along to help raise some funds for the Clubhouse Development Fund.

With kind regards

Mike Denham



If you would like to make a ‘postal’ bid you are very welcome to do so. Please forward the following information to Mike Denham on [email protected] or over the phone on 01603 506925.

1. Lot number(s)

2. The amount of your bid(s)

3. Your contact details

Thank you

We will contact you after the auction whether or not you were successful.


Donor and Lots:

1 Linda Hunter   Caribbean Fruit Cake*

2 Mike Denham   Round of golf and bar luncheon at Eaton GC for two or three experienced players. Mike would expect a higher bid should three players be involved! 

3 Philippa Taylor  3-course dinner for six people (in home of choice), ready cooked and ready to eat (alcohol not included)

4 Mark & Debbie Kilbourn 


A service and /or MOT at Kilbourn’s Garage, Hempnall within the next 6 months up to a value of £150 plus free loan of car whilst work is undertaken

5 Merna Merrett  One Red Poll Beef Joint – to feed 8/10 people

6 Bella Hall  Family season ticket (for 2 adults and  2 children) for the 2013 Southwold Maize Maze

7 John Bedwell (Anglian Salt of Harleston)  A voucher exchanged for choice of either: 10x10kg bags of salt tablets or 6x25kg bags of salt tablets or10 x 8kg packs of block salt. Salt suitable for water softners. To be collected from Anglian Salt. 

8 Bex Pottruff & Jo Emms  One homemade cake a week for a month (4 in total). Can be spread over a few months with type of cakes to be mutually agreed by the winner and the bakers! 

9 Andy Bedwell  Two one-hour tennis coaching sessions (for one or two people or four adults/children)

10 Kevin & Jackie Ridley  Boiler service (gas or oil) excluding parts

11 Robert Gooch  Wild Meat Company gift voucher (value £25) valid for an order on until 10 December 2013

12 Alex Slater  An evening of water skiing for 4 people on the River Waveney or Yare using a 250HP inboard Mastercraft Ski Boat. Skis, boards, life jackets and tuition provided. (Reserve £100) 

13 John & Maureen Pestell  Accommodation for two nights in a self catering annexe in St Peter South Elmham. Accommodation comprises a twin bedded room, bathroom, sitting room, kitchen, conservatory and enclosed courtyard garden. Food provided for self catering breakfast

14 Gill Hipwell  2 dozen chocolate nut brownies baked to order

15 Stuart Peters  £25 Odeon Cinema Voucher

16 Graham Ramm  A wall mounted bird table* 

17 Rosemary Mason  To prepare the teas for a HMHC team on a Saturday afternoon

18 Dom & Ben Kilburn  A £30 voucher for a 2-hour hire of a Canadian Canoe for 2 or 3 persons this summer – see

19 Tony & Helen Eaves  Meal for two voucher (total value £50) at the Black Swan, Homersfield

20 Tracy Reeve  1 hour Sports or Relaxation Massage

21 Tiger Brice  ¼ of a pig

22 Treacle Griffin  Four group swimming lessons for babies/children (of any swimming ability) with Water Lilies Swimming School at a local pool

23 James Stacey O&C Butcher, Aldeburgh  Voucher for £150 – to be exchanged for Ladieswear, Menswear or Footwear

24 Karen Ray  Picnic for up to six people on the beach at Southwold 

25 Anouska Hipperson (Fit Club, Diss and Wymondham)

Six months membership of Fit Club in Diss (see which includes Health Screening and One 2 One personal session with one of our trainers, all our classes, sauna and continued programme design and segmental body fat/lean tissue and fitness analysis throughout the six months. Reserve £100.


26 Caroline & Stuart Peters  Chocolate Crunch Cake*

27 A.R. Hall & Sons  A week’s stay in a Southwold holiday house, sleeps 8 (bunk beds in one room), close to shops and beach. See website,, Rokeby Lodge, 11 East Green. To be taken January/February 2014 excluding half term. Reserve £250.

28 Merna Merrett  12 Red Poll Beef Burgers 

29 Sarah Chubbock  Choice of two of Sarah’s legendary puddings for your dinner party. Choose any two from: White Chocolate Cheesecake, Banoffee Pie, 6 Sticky Toffee Puddings or Tiramisu. Delivered to your door within 15 miles of Harleston.

30 Pat Joyce  Afternoon Tea and look round garden at Willow Farm, Weybread for four people

31 John Adams  Bottle of single malt whisky*

32 Matt Brand  Annual subscription to TW Gaze’s monthly antiques catalogue

33 Tiger Brice  ¼ of a pig

34 Shirley McAllen  A visit to Bannatynes in Norwich as a guest of Shirley to with coffee afterwardsA visit to Bannatynes in Norwich as a guest of Shirley to use gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam  room and Jacuzzi with coffee afterwards

35 Gill Hipwell  2 dozen chocolate nut brownies baked to order

36 Treacle Griffin  Body Shop Indulgence Hamper with shower gels, body lotions and scrubs, etc, – worth £30. 

37 Roy Goodwin  Hire of  installed PA system for parties, fete or other event

38 Ewan Cumming (The Starden Shepherd)  ½ of a lamb

39 Rosemary Goodwin  ‘Celebration Cake’ (fruit or sponge) iced and decorated with sugarcraft flowers – for delivery when required 

40 Carole Keightley of PCK LIMOS and Robert  & Fiona Bensly

Limousine trip to Norwich

Treat yourself and 7 friends (8 in total) to travel in style to Norwich whether you want to go shopping, theatre trip, girls night out, birthday party, anniversaries, meal out, hen party, stag night, etc. Drinks and nibbles to enjoy en route.

The Limo must be used on a Monday-Thursday. Collection from one pick up point but will drop off at individual homes as long as not too far apart. Valid from March 2013 until October 2013. 

41 Heidi Wooltorton  Styles Unisex Hairdressers, Harleston  A £25 voucher towards any hairdressing service or items for sale in the salon such as handbags, scarves or jewellery

42 Nigel and Sue Bedingfield 


1 full page advert on, to be republished every month for 12 months (normal cost £20 per month)

43 Rob Goodson  Five cases of sports drinks*

44 Alison Wilford  New books signed by author Andy McNab – Immediate Action and Bravo Two Zero

45 Ladies’ 1st Team  Does your house need a spring clean or your garden need a tidy up? The Ladies’ 1st team offer 2 hours to help make either spick and span! 

46 Les and Irene Bicker  Adnams Hamper*

47 Ladies’ 6ths  To prepare a hot tea (with cakes) for a HMHC team on a Saturday afternoon 

48 Toby Tibbenham  2 brace of partridges and 2 brace of pheasants*

49 HMHC’s Youth Committee  The Club’s pool table (buy and collect)

50 Sue Read, Shoe Read Shoes, Harleston  £25 Voucher

51 Yvonne Long  Chocolate cake*

52 Brian Pring  £50 voucher for a meal at the Fox and Goose, Fressingfield

53 William Slater

½ size (approx. 4ft x 7ft 6”) single slate bed Riley snooker table with dining table top. It requires extensive remedial work after which it would be a fantastic table provided it finds a good home with a spare room! Delivery can be arranged locally. 

P1020937 P1020936 P1020933

54 Sam Steggles Fielding Cottage

Fielding Cottage is an award winning local maker of goat’s cheese. How about bidding for the Fielding Cottage Experience to include feeding and milking the goats (kids season dependent) and a tour of the cheese making facility followed by a cheese tasting? Tours start at 5.00am and 2.00pm and involve both sites, namely Little Ellingham and Honingham. The Lot is for one person but could include more dependent on the sum raised!

55 Siobhan Cleeve 


Three months membership of East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club in Norwich with use of 10 tennis courts, 5 squash courts, bar and clubhouse 

56 Gordon and Pat Tibbenham Hire of a beach hut at Southwold for three days

57 Jose Tibbenham  ‘Celebration’ sponge cake with decoration for a christening, children’s fun birthday cake, whatever!

58 Men’s Vets Exciting selection of bottles of drinks*

* On display on the night