Events

Christmas & New Year opening hours.....

Updated 18 December 2020

We are so very grateful to everyone for supporting the Station House through both lockdowns and in-between, and hope that you too feel supported in some way through our window!

Whatever your plans, we all wish you a safe Christmas.

Second lockdown means take-away service only.....

Updated 10 November 2020

... but don't forget our whole cakes made to order (54 during the first lockdown)...

Phone us on 07856 810828

 

Take care and stay safe

EXTRAORDINARY TIMES .... freshly baked pastries for a morning treat

Updated 8 May 2020

Delicious eaten fresh on the day of baking without further heating, but just as good the next day lightly warmed in the oven.  I cut croissants in half and lightly brown in the toaster - it takes seconds!

Order before 8pm for next day collection at the Station House.

Croissant                    £1.50

Pain au chocolat        £1.60

Pain aux raisins         £1.70

Email rosamund@stationhousecampseaashe.co.uk

Phone us on 07856 810828

EXTRAORDINARY TIMES ....

Updated 8 May 2020

If homeworking is necessary but slow broadband is letting you down, the Station House is now set up to offer quiet space for essential quality broadband & WiFi by appointment, 8am-6pm:

3 free individual desks in the Easterling Room on the ground floor, fully compliant with social distancing rules

2 private rooms on the first floor subject to our standard rates (Stowe Room & Thompson Suite)

  • Bring your own laptop
  • Plenty of parking at the Station House
  • Touch-free entry via automatic doors
  • Refreshments and light bites available from our take-away service or bring-your-own!
  • Toilet facilities available (but not open to the general public)

Email rosamund@stationhousecampseaashe.co.uk

Phone us on 07856 810828

Book online www.stationhousecampseaashe.co.uk/bookaspace

EXTRAORDINARY TIMES ....

Updated 8 May 2020

Step-back-to-reach-out is our new motto.... All set for our take-away service 8-4 today. Now what cake should we make? The Station House cafe has adapted inside and out to be able to continue a take-away service.  Please knock at the window.  Sadly, the toilets are no longer for public use.  Please browse our take-away menu below... 

EXTRAORDINARY TIMES ....

Updated 8 May 2020

Step-back-to-reach-out is our new motto.... the Station House cafe has adapted inside and out to be able to continue a take-away service.  Please knock at the window.  Sadly, the toilets are no longer for public use.  Please browse our take-away menu to the right...

EXTRAORDINARY TIMES ....

Updated 8 May 2020

 

.... the Station House remains open for take-away service and comfort for anyone in need.  Fancy ordering a whole cake?

IN THESE EXTRAORDINARY TIMES ....

Updated 8 May 2020

 

.... the Station House remains open for take-away service and comfort for anyone in need.

IN THESE EXTRAORDINARY TIMES ....

Posted 18 March 2020

 

.... the Station House remains open for business and comfort for anyone in need

IN THESE EXTRAORDINARY TIMES ....

Posted 18 March 2020

 

.... the Station House remains open for business and comfort for anyone in need

ADVENTURES IN MACHINE KNITTING

Posted 16 Jan 2020

Calling all knitters (or wannabe knitters) interested in speedy, sustainable fashion made in Suffolk! Dust down your machine or cast on for the first time ever and join the fashion revolution in Campsea Ashe!

More and more people are concerned about the human and environmental cost of clothes production and our throwaway culture.  So, this year, make a difference and start to change the world by one jumper at a time!

Meeting at 2-4pm every Wednesday, our domestic knitting machines offer the opportunity for YOU to make a unique sweater with control of the yarn and style.  If you’re unsure of anything, Debbie, the knitting guru will guide you!

We supply machines, yarn and guidance all for £5 a week to get you started.  Join our friendly group for inspiration, support and fun!  

Deborah 07903 893779 deborahireland@gmail.com

ARTDOG 2020

Posted 16 Jan 2020

Artdog was founded in 2001 by Pippa Graber and represents artists from across the country and Europe.   There is a strong emphasis on contemporary abstract painting and photo-realism

Pippa brings together the following artists at the Station House from 31st January - 2nd February:

Emma Green, Kate Felton, Delia Tournay-Godfrey, Claudia de Vilafames, Bill Jackson, Zoe Rubens, Peter McCarthy and Michael Woods.

ENJOY CONTEMPORARY ART IN A MOST UNUSUAL SETTING!

CHUGGANAUTS 2020

Posted 16 Dec 2019

 

Creative movement and music for 1-4 year olds and their parent/carers running fortnightly with dance artist and teacher, Anna Rowe.  "Perfect balance of calm, fun, excitement, direction and freedom."  Phone 07856 810828 to book for the new term:     10-11am on Mondays 15th, 29th January, 12th, 26th February, 4th, 18th March, 1st April 2020.  £5 per child, £3 siblings. Book 7 sessions for the price of 6!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Posted 16 Dec 2019

 

A happy Christmas to everyone from the Station House!   We are celebrating on Sunday 22nd December, 11am-4pm!  Everyone is welcome to drop by, enjoy a glass of hot punch, mince pies and maybe sing a carol or two.  

ARTDOG

Posted 20 Oct 2019

Artdog was founded in 2001 by Pippa Graber and represents artists from across the country and Europe.   There is a strong emphasis on contemporary abstract painting and photo-realism

Pippa brings together the following artists at the Station House from 15th-17th November:

Emma Green, Kate Felton, Delia Tournay-Godfrey, Claudia de Vilafames, Bill Jackson, Zoe Rubens, Peter McCarthy and Michael Woods.

Launch party on Friday 15th 5.00-8.30pm

ENJOY CONTEMPORARY ART IN A MOST UNUSUAL SETTING!

 

WOOLLY WELLY CUFFS

Posted 20 Oct 2019

Learn how to make woolly welly cuffs by hand or machine, adult and child sizes.  Knitters of all abilities welcome (including beginners)

All equipment and materials provided

Course begins Wednesday 30 October 6.30-8.30pm and runs for 6 weeks.  £5 per week includes all materials.

By the end you'll have learnt about knitting in the round; reading a pattern; machine knitting; punch card patterning; designing your own; managing floats.

For information and booking call Debbie on 07903 893779

PILATES with Melissa

Posted 20 Oct 2019

Having always followed a keen fitness regime, completing several Marathons, Melissa was introduced to Pilates several years ago following a sporting injury and soon realised the huge benefits.  She soon became fascinated about how it made her whole body move better and decided to train to be an instructor and pass on the benefits she felt, which are endless.

Whatever your age or ability, Melissa looks forward to sharing this life affirming journey with you.

COME AND JOIN ME

10.15-11.15 Tuesday mornings mixed abilities

PLEASE CALL ON 07917 182090 or visit my website www.melissaembletonpilates.co.uk

CHUGGANAUTS

Posted 12 Sept 2019

Creative movement and music for 1-4yr olds with parent or carer

Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 10-11am

Autumn term:
18 September
2, 16, 30 October
13, 27 November
11 December

£5 per child
£3 per sibling
Siblings under 12 months free
Book 7 classes for the price of 6

Parking opposite if space allows or we have unrestricted parking at Clarke & Simpson's auction centre (by kind permission) Booking and further information contact Rosamund on 07856 810828 rosamund@stationhousecampseaashe.co.uk

MICROSOFT OFFICE WORKSHOPS

Posted 4 July 2018

Returning to work? Need to brush up on your IT skills?

Discovering Excel 10 July or 24 July, 9.30am-12.30pm

Excel - Beyond the Basics 17 July 9.30am-12.30pm

Creating effective presentations using Powerpoint    11 July or 25 July, 9.30am-4.30pm

Half-day courses £55

Full-day courses £100

Contact Jenny Labbett Computer Services on 01728 747126 or mail@jennylabbett.co.uk.

 

NEW & AVAILABLE!

Posted 4 July 2018

Artists' exhibition space for hire on a daily or weekly basis in the Easterling Room

Wall hanging space for +/- 9 works at £5 per day plus 10% commission on direct sales.  A great opportunity to show work when the room is open to the public or being used for meetings or other events.

Weekly hire for exclusive use as a gallery space £420 plus 10% commission on direct sales

Two additional half-days included for hanging and striking

Evening private view by arrangement £25

Call by or telephone to discuss: 07856 810828.

 

FREE NHS HEALTH CHECKS

Posted 25 May 2018

If you are aged between 40-74, come for a free NHS Health at the Station House, organised by OneLife Suffolk, on Friday 8th June or Friday 13th July.

10.30am-4.30pm

Please book in advance on 01473 718193.

 

 

OPEN WEEKEND 2nd & 3rd JUNE 11am-4pm

Posted 25 May 2018

Come and have a look around and help us launch the new Garden Cafe and Railway History Club.  Anyone with an interest in researching, sharing knowledge, or learning about the history of the East Suffolk Railway, is very welcome.  Bob will be giving history talks at 11.30am and 2.30pm on both days.  

Overspill parking is available at the Village Hall and Church car parks by kind permission

Photograph Wickham Market Station circa 1901 courtesy of Great Eastern Railway Society (GERS).

 

NATIONAL RAILWAY HERITAGE AWARD

Posted 25 May 2018

An unveiling ceremony is taking place at the Station House for a National Railway Heritage Award on 1st June at 11.15am. Our Guest of Honour is Fred Garner, Rail Sector Director at Taylor Woodrow and official sponsor of the award. Station House funders, donors and Society members will be amongst the guests.  Matthew Applegate, founder of the Creative Computing Club will also be on hand to talk about the coding club that meets weekly at the Station House .

Creative Computing Club

ART ABOUT TOWN

Allan Williams      27th May-3rd June

Posted 25 May 2018

A selection of works by Allan Williams is on exhibition in the Easterling Room.

Monday - Friday 6am-6pm

Saturday 6.30am-6pm

Sunday 8.30am-6pm

The Easterling is subject to occasional bookings for meetings, so please ring 07856 810828 to check availability.  

Additional parking available opposite church just a 3-minute walk.

 

SPRING-EASTER CREATION

Posted 4 March 2018

Create your own floral centre-piece with Jacinth Duncan

Wednesday 28 March

10am-12noon

£39 (including materials)

Advance booking required

Contact Jacinth on 07904 130343 or email jacinth_duncan@hotmail.com

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CHUGGANAUTS (brand new)

Posted 1 February 2018

Singing, music and movement for pre-school children and their parents or carers

Every Monday during term-time starting 19th February with free taster session

9.45-10.30am: 3-4 year olds

11.00-11.45am: 1-2 year olds

£3.50 per child / £2.00 per additional sibling. Maximum 3 children to 1 adult

Pay on the day but please book in advance by contacting the Station House on 07856 810828 or email rosamund@stationhousecampseaashe.co.uk

Please use car park opposite St John's Church just 3-minute walk, by kind permission.  The Station House has sheltered buggy parking.

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BEE CREATIVE

Posted 1 February 2018

Creative craft workshops offered exclusively to those living with, recovering from, or caring for someone with cancer.

Last Friday of each month

Friday 23 February: card making - stunning, simple designs.

Cost £8 to include most materials. To book phone Jane on 01728 746012 or email jaen1058@gmail.com

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KNIT & NATTER

Posted 1 February 2018

Every Wednesday 2-4pm

No advance booking required

£2 per person

Bring your knitting, or wool and needles if you are stuck for ideas, as some patterns will be available,

For enquiries please call Jenny Marett on 01728 748245 or email rosamund@stationhousecampseaashe.co.uk

Refreshments available

Please park in the auction centre car park just 2-3 minutes walk, by kind permission.

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SOCIABLE SCRABBLE

Posted 1 February 2018

For all ages. No booking required

2-4pm every 1st Thursday of the month

£2 per person

Please bring scrabble sets.  Other games such as bananagrams, chess and cribbage also welcome.

For enquiries, please call Ruth Redgrave on 01728 748067 or email rosamund@stationhousecampseaashe.co.uk

Refreshments available.

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HEALTH WALKS with OneLife Suffolk

Posted 10 January 2018

 

2nd series:

Friday 12 January, 9 February, 9 March, 13 April

Starting and finishing at the Station House

Meet 10.15am for 60-90minute walk, grade 2/4

No advance booking required

health walks

 

BEE CREATIVE

Posted 9 January 2018

New monthly workshop offering craft classes exclusively to those living with, recovering from or caring for someone with cancer.

Last Friday of each month 1.30pm-3.30pm

Friday 26th January: cardmaking - teabag folding and toppers

Cost: £8.00 to include most materials

To book email Jane at jaen1058@gmail.com or phone 01728 746012

Bee creative

 

WILD ABOUT FERMENTATION WORKSHOP

Posted 9 January 2018

Workshop on Saturday 10th February, 10am - 3.15pm

Cost is £69, including lunch and ferment

Booking essential 

Contact: Trish Dent tel 01986 780939

Email shiatsutrish@btinternet.com

www.trishdent.co.uk

Fermentation

 

NATIONAL RAILWAY HERITAGE AWARD

Posted 9 January 2017

Station House Community Connections received the Taylor Woodrow Partnership Award in a ceremony for the National Railway Heritage Awards at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on 6th December. It was awarded for the restoration work and improvements to the Station House and presented by the Director for Rail at Taylor Woodrow and the Managing Director of London Underground.

Photograph: Duncan Phillips/National Railway Heritage Awards

Taylor Woodrow

 

CAROLS BY LAMPLIGHT on Christmas Eve

Posted 29 December

 A memorable occasion as 40 members of all ages gathered for mince pies, cake, hot punch and carols to celebrate Christmas with passengers on trains passing by.

In a spontaneous performance, the more experienced singers amongst us provided descant voices when required, and the train drivers and guards enjoyed mince pies too!

Christmas Eve Carols

 

CREATIVE COMPUTING CLUB

Posted 22 December 2017

Next course:  4, 11, 18, 25 January, 1, 8, 15, 22 February

11-16 year olds: 5.00-6.30pm

Adults (new): 6.30-8.00pm

Fee: £50

Contact: Creative Computing Club 07850 940591

info@creativecomputingclub.com

Creative Computing Club

 

CAROLS BY LAMPLIGHT

 

Come and join us at the Station House on Christmas Eve, 4-5pm, for carols, mince pies and hot punch.

Creative Computing Club

 

Brand new benches under the canopy 

Posted on 28th October 2107

Two replica Great Eastern Railway benches were installed today, generously funded by the Railway Heritage Trust, to complement the new canopy.

Creative Computing Club

 

Brand new! Creative Computing Club for 11-16 year olds

Posted on 17th October 2017

Every Thursday 5-6.30pm starting 2nd November. The first course will help participants make interactive software and games, and learn the fundamentals of computer programming. Advance booking required. Course fee: £50.

Creative Computing Club

 

Brand new! Free homework and self-supported study for ​High School students

Posted on 17th October 2017

Every Wednesday 4-6pm during term-time starting 1st November. No advance booking necessary but please pick up a one-off registration form from the Station House cafe. Bring your computer or use our workstations and enjoy good quality broadband.

Homework Clun

 

Station Adopter Awards

Posted on 13th October 2017

Our station adopters were the proud recipients of the Best Community Involvement Award at Greater Anglia's Station Adopters' Awards 2017.

Station Adopter Awards 2017

 

Cyclists' Touring Club

Posted on 8th October 2017

Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) stop off 'en route' for well-earned refreshments.

Cyclists' Touring Club 06 October 2017

 

Community Rail Awards

Posted on 6th October 2017

Station House Community Connections were guests at the Association of Community Rail Partnerships' annual awards (ACoRP) in Derby and the next day, joined East Midlands Trains at the naming ceremony for THE STATION VOLUNTEER.

Station Volunteer 06 October 2017

 

East Suffolk Line Guided Walk

Posted on 30th September 2017

9-mile circular walk started at the Station House as part of the East Suffolk Line Guided Walks programme.

East Suffolk Line Guided Walk 30 Sept 2017

 

University of the Third Age

Posted on 25th September 2017

U3A (University of the Third Age) are making music once a month in the Easterling Room.

University of the Third Age

 

Society 2017 AGM

Posted on 24th September 2017

First Society AGM in the Easterling Room. Find out more about joining on the ‘support us’ link.

Society AGM 2017

 

September Health Walk

Posted on 22nd September 2017

First Health Walk as part of One Life Suffolk’s Walking for Health festival. Friendly and free. Walking again on 13 Oct, 10 Nov, 8 Dec.

September Health Walk

 

Suffolk Coastal Leisure Learning

Posted on 21st September 2017

Starting 21 st September Suffolk Coastal Leisure Learning have started the autumn term with Italian for Beginners in the Easterling Room and Getting up to speed with Microsoft Office
in the Peto Room, our computer and training suite.

Suffolk Coastal Leisure Learning - Italian for beginners

 

The Doves History Talk

Posted on 8th September 2017

The Doves enjoying a history talk and lunch in the Easterling Room.

The Doves

 

Dr. Therese Coffey MP Surgery

Posted on 28th July 2017

Dr Therese Coffey MP for Suffolk Coastal held her advice surgery in the Thompson Suite.

Dr. Therese Coffey

 

History of the East Suffolk Railway

Posted on 1st June 2017

We have already delivered 6 talks across the county. If your organisation or school would like to book a talk at the Station House, express your interest here and we’ll be in touch.

History of the East Suffolk Railway 

 

Toddler music group with parent/carers

Posted on 5th July 2017

We have funding to run a pilot programme for 6-weeks. Express your interest here and we’ll be in touch.

Toddler music group

 

Creative computing club for 11-16 year olds

Posted on 18th July 2017

We have funding to run a 6-week pilot programme for 11-16 year olds. Express your interest here and we’ll be in touch.

Express your interest here and we’ll be in touch.

Creative computer club

 

Digital skills made simple – we all need them!

Posted on 11th July 2017

We have funding to run 6 workshops for the over 50s. Express your interest here and we’ll be in touch.

Digital over 50s

 

Health walks

Posted on 1st June 2017

Maggie Singleton is planning a series of health walks starting and finishing at the Station House. Express your interest here and we’ll be in touch.

Healthy Walks

 

The colonnades under the canopy were cast in iron at ​Hargreaves Foundry in Halifax in 2016

Posted on 7th May 2017

Colonnades
The colonnades under the canopy were cast in iron at ​Hargreaves Foundry in Halifax in 2016

Hargreaves Foundry