The Wayland News
WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY THE GUITAR?
Two ex-Wayland High School pupils in conjunction with the Norfolk Guitar and Bass Centre in Wattonare now offering lessons in electric, acoustic and bass guitar using the centres premises and equipment.Alex Jones and Kevin Garrod are both RSL Grade 8 qualified and are members of active local bandMallard. They also run popular discos for any event.So if it’s lessons a band or a disco you need then don’t hesitate to call the shop for lessons on 01953885825 or directly to the lads for the live band/disco on07810520526.
Stephen Roberts(Auctioneer) Ltd.
Watton Salerooms10 Breckland Business ParkNorwich Road, Watton. IP25 6UP
SALE DAY CLERK needed forbusy auction salerooms
Tuesday afternoons until earlyevening plus occasional sickness &holiday cover for counter staff &porters.The primary function of this post is towrite-up, by hand, vendors’ paymenttickets and assist counter staff withenquiries from customers both inperson and by phone. Other dutiesinclude accepting payments for lotspurchased by cash, cheque or credit /debit cards, paying out customers foritems sold in previous auctions andrecording bids.The ability to record informationquickly and accurately in legible handwriting whilst working in a busy andoften noisy office is essential.
Hours and rates of pay to bediscussed at interview.Please apply with a hand writtenletter stating the name, addressand telephone number of tworeferees and enclose details of previous relevant experience(Deadline first post Friday 24
July) to: Stephen Roberts,Managing Director at the aboveaddress.
Happy Birthday Mum from JamieLesley Horn is 40 on the 25th July
CELEBRATION & CLASSIFIED ADS
To place an advert in this section such as a birth, marriage, birthday or acknowledgement etc please contact Julian on 01953 881885 for full details.
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Treetots Playgroup are holding a car boot at the Flying Fish, NorwichRoad, Carbrooke on Sunday, 19July 10am – 4pm cake stall (charityno. 1090725). £5 per pitch. For a pitch please call Janet on 01953886800 or 07761 705472 (noelectrical items).
Watton Christian Aid Committeewould like to thank all those peoplewho have generously supportedtheir work during the past year. Wehave forwarded £2,527.78 to HQ.Elizabeth Wright, Treasurer.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
First, let me thank you for your help in trying to trace my grandfather, WilliamDalton, who was born in Watton. As a child I was told that my grandfather was killed in World War I, but perhaps this is not true. Mr David Jessup phoned me with some interesting information about William Dalton. Davidlived on a farm as a young boy and he recalls his father telling him about aman called ‘Tinker’ who lived in a wooden hut on the outskirts of their farm.He thinks he was William Dalton who had been gassed during the war, notkilled, but why was he officially listed as dead? Apparently, after beinggassed, he became unstable. Perhaps during the turmoil of the end of WorldWar I he was presumed killed on the battlefield but instead went back toWatton. I cannot help but wonder whether my grandmother and mother knewabout this. As far as I know, they never saw him again after 1914. What amystery!Amazingly enough, I had another phone call from Mrs Pamela Grigg of Saham Toney, she too lived on a farm and remembers seeing William Daltonwalking past their house dressed in a long black coat, a check cap and a sack of shopping on his back and, yes, he lived in a wooden hut!My friend has sent me a list of Dalton generations which I enclose. The nameson the list seem to be fairly modern, so perhaps some of them are alive today.They are the children and grandchildren of Isaac Dalton (1880), William’s brother. I would love to hear from any of them. Perhaps the Wayland Newscould help me again?Isaac Dalton 22 May 1886 (son of Zebedee Dalton and Maria Webster)married Winifred Waller 1884 children: Dennis Stanley Dalton, KennethDalton, Violet DaltonDennis Stanley Dalton married Joan Beatrice Emery children: Pamela AudreyDalton, Gillian Margarette DaltonKenneth Dalton married Joyce Hatto child Paul DaltonViolet Dalton married Eric Peplar children: Susan Peplar and David Peplar I still hope someone there might know of a living Dalton who would ring meon 01964 670357. We may be relatives and I'm relying on you! Yourssincerely M. Taylor
D DAY MEMORIES
Having just watched the 65th anniversary of D Day from France on television,I was prompted to write of the scene I saw just prior to the crossing fromPortsmouth.As some of your readers may know I was an ambulance driver in the ATS,now known as the WRAC, I had just been posted to the Military MentalHospital at Banstead in Surrey and was being taken there by one of our officers. On approaching a cross roads somewhere in South London, can’tremember where now, the lights were red and the Military Police Red Caps were holding up all the traffic, then suddenlythere was this rumbling and army vehicles and a convoy was coming along - it looked as if the whole British Army wason the move. Tanks, lorries, guns, lorry loads of all sorts of equipment and hundreds of men in open lorries. It seemedto go on for ages. We sat and watched wondering what ever was happening. It wasn’t until next morning that we heardwhat was going on. I often wonder how many of those brave men I waved off managed to get safely home. It was ascene I shall never forget. Mary Riches
I would like to thank all the kind people of Watton who helped me off the crossing on 22 April, 2009at lunch time, especially a gentleman who loaned me his wheelchair for removal from the crossing. Name withheld by request.
CLOSURE &SALE OFLOCALCHILDCAREFACILITIES
After a senior staff resignation inlate April, Great HockhamChildren’s Centre has closed itsdoors for the final time on theadvice of Children's Services andOfsted. Fewer children needingchildcare in the local area and a poor recent Ofsted report havecontributed to the closure of thefacility, which was located in thegrounds of Great Hockham PrimarySchool.Chair, Debi Waddingham said “It is particularly sad as the pre-schoolhad been in the village for the last30 years but it is now unsustainableand our recent losses were runningat £90 per day. We need to sell theentire stock and premises to paystaff redundancy and service costs.”“Everything must go” said Debbi“Toys, cooking equipment andfridge, even the clock on the wall.The building is a modular one thatcan be removed from the site andhelp is available to arrange that if anyone is interested.”Anybody wishing to buy any of thestock or premises at bargain pricesshould contact Debi 01953 498222.
DY-FIT FOR LIFE
EXERCISE TO MUSIC CLASSES Watton Sports Centre, Dereham Road.
All the sessions are designed to promote stamina,strength and flexibility whilst taking into accountthe fitness level and ability of participants.
General Aerobics Mondays 7pm
An hour long, as energetic as you wish!**
Nifty Fifties Fridays 11am
A challenging workout for "recycled teenagers"**
Gentle Option Fridays 10am
40 minutes duration, no floorwork. Problems such asarthritis and joint replacement are taken into account.
Please note the term ends onFriday 17th July
** Please bring a mat for floorwork
For further details, please contact
RSA/YMCA Qualified Teacher