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The

VOICE
May 2015

Our Parish Magazine

The Bluebell Path Gina Watling

MAY 2015

THE GAYTON Gwww.gaytongroupofparishes.org


ROUP OF PARISHES

Hello Everybody.
I'm Gina, your new co-editor. Firstly I would like to thank Steve for his patient tuition
and I think it is fair to say that over the past few months we have become close to
blows! Haha.
I think it is quite apt that I have been given one rein and the front cover (Wayland
Wood) in this my very favourite month of May when all the hints and promises of
Spring finally burst forth in one huge surge of colour and energy , fizzing us into new
beginnings of another year of growth and yield. Alas for some, 'new beginnings' have
been thrust upon then causing fear and uncertainty and we keep them in our love
and thoughts.
Spring 2015 will never be repeated, so let us embrace it and use it well.Enjoy.
Gina

June issue is due from the 29th. May. Copy in by 19th. May please.
Our Pastoral Team
Revd Jane Holmes
Revd Judith Pollard
Revd Sue Martin
Joy Smith
Nell Steele
Revd Jane Holmes

Priest in Charge
Associate Priest
Hospital Chaplain
Reader
Reader
Pastoral Care

The Magazine Team


Gina Watling
Co-editor
Steve Williamson
Adverts
Steve Williamson
Invoicing (adverts)
Sarah Renwick
Distribution
Co-ordinators
Sarah Renwick
Sarah Kerkham
Sarah Byatt
Bill Lewis

Gayton
Gayton Thorpe
Ashwicken, Leziate
& Bawsey
East Walton

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Church Contacts
All Saints Church, Ashwicken & Leziate with St James, Bawsey
Churchwarden:
Steve Williamson 01553 630203 steve@venes.co.uk
St Marys Church, East Walton
Churchwarden:
Bill Lewis
01760 337438 billandrachel@btconnect.com
St Marys Church, Gayton Thorpe
Churchwarden:
Sarah Kerkham
01553 636253 scmac_26@hotmail.com
St Nicholas Church, Gayton
Contact:
Stan Watkinson
01553 636629 stanwatkinson1@btinternet.com

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If you are planning to travel abroad, make an appointment


to see the practice nurse about eight weeks before departure
so that you can discuss your travel vaccination needs and
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TO
PARISHIONERS
TTOLLARISHIONERS
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PALL
OA
LL P
ARISHIONERS
The ways in which we communicate with one another are constantly changing and
evolving. It has become so complicated. Take a step back into the past... Offices had
typing pools (what are they?) and typewriters, now obsolete, once ruled the world!
Fountain pens and ink bottles aside, a handwritten personal letter is now a rarity
where once it was the only way to exchange views and information. What will
constitute the archive of the future, I wonder? Not a packet of love letters tied with
ribbon in the bottom of a drawer... Letters seem to becoming obsolete too as
technology allows ever more immediate forms of communication and picture sharing
to become the norm.
However, a recent anthology: Letters of Note, edited by Shaun Usher, has become
a best seller; subtitled Correspondence deserving a wider audience it celebrates
the power of letter writing and includes hugely varied treasures such as Leonardo da
Vinci's job application letter, a pop star's letter of advice to a troubled fan and Queen
Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower.
There is, however, one method of communication that is perennially popular: to 'say
it with flowers!' Whether it's thank you, congratulations, commiserations, birthday
greetings - or any other occasion, flowers do it best of all. April showers bring forth
May flowers it is said so true, everywhere we look we can see the natural beauty of
flowers with their promise of sunny days ahead. The Rose of England will have been
in our minds as we recently celebrated St. George's Day and of course, the Blessed
Virgin Mary, mother of Our Lord Jesus is sometimes known as the 'mystic rose'. We
have our Easter tradition of lilies of remembrance for our loved ones at this time of
year, and the flowers in our churches look particularly beautiful in Eastertide, admired
by all who visit our churches. We are hugely grateful for the commitment of the
talented and creative flower arrangers who decorate our churches throughout the
year: thank you to you all.
So perhaps we can take time this May to show someone we care about that we are
thinking of them by being rebelliously counter-cultural and sending them a
handwritten letter; or perhaps it's the right time of year - by saying it with flowers?
Reverend Judith
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ASHWICKEN, LEZIATE & BAWSEY NEWS


West Norfolk Village Games
This annual event is being held at
Lynnsport on Sunday 28 June 2015. This
will be our 7th year of entering as the
G.L.E.A.M. team, made up from people
who live in the parishes of Gayton,
Leziate, East Winch, Ashwicken or
Middleton.
We need people to take part in the
following events:
Badminton - senior & junior events
Table Tennis - senior & junior events
Mini Athletics - combined senior & junior
event (over 11 as at 01.09.14)
Netball - senior & junior events (juniors
over 11 as at 01.09.14)
Squash senior event
Indoor Bowls - senior & junior events
5-a-side-Football - senior & junior events
(juniors over 14 as at 01.09.14, ie school
years 10 and 11)
Darts - senior team
Gladiator Challenge - junior event
(juniors over 8 and under 11 as at
01.09.14, ie school years 4, 5 or 6)
Mini-Soccer - junior event (juniors over 9
and under 11 as at 01.09.14, ie school
years 5 or 6)
Archery - junior event
Rounders - combined senior and junior
event
Fitness Triathlon - combined senior and
junior event (juniors over 12 as at
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01.09.13, ie school years 8, 9, 10 and 11)


'Senior' means aged over 16 years and
'junior' means under 16 and over 8 years
as at 01.09.2014, unless otherwise
stated.
If you would like to take part or would like
further information, please contact Sarah
either by email or telephone. First-comefirst-served!
villagegames@hotmail.co.uk
tel: 01553 630993
Sarah, Village Sports Co-ordinator

Leziate Ashwicken and Bawsey


Village Hall
Our AGM was held on 19th March 2015
with much uncertainty for the future
running of the village hall. Fortunately,
and much to our delight, Hayley Ireland
a resident of Leziate has joined the
Committee as Treasurer to enable the
village hall to remain open as a
community facility.
At the meeting our very dedicated
Bookings Clerk, Sarah Byatt informed
the Committee that she would like to be
relieved of this role, but thankfully will
stay on the Committee. To
accommodate the bookings/enquiries
function for the village hall, each
member of the Committee has agreed to
cover this role on a two month rota. The
number to call is 07935 358017.
Debbie Ess Secretary

ASHWICKEN CE PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWS

Our 'Love of Books' reading initiative got off to a fantastic start last term ! The children
have opportunities to read in pairs, groups or individually every day during library
sessions or when carrying out topic research. Many children now also read every night
at home and their success has been celebrated with certificates and books, kindly
purchased by our school PTA. Well done everyone.

Leziate WI March Meeting


At the Leziate WI meeting, David Brooks, an ex-police driver, gave a very interesting talk
on his work with the London Underwater Search Unit, which involved searching for
bodies. He told us of many tragedies, including drownings in the Serptentine, children
swimming in canals and getting into difficulties, and also of people falling through ice on
frozen rivers. There were photographs on show, many were covered up so if we didn't
want to see them we didn't uncover them. It was a sad occasion but, as David says, it is
work which has to be done. He was thanked by Ali South.
The competition of an awarded trophy or certificate was won by Margareta Whiskin,
second Wendy Twite and third Ann Rainbird. Birthday member was Violet Giles, who
received a colourful mug. Those members who attended the Nar Valley Group meeting
at the Swaffham Assembly Rooms enjoyed the speaker Sue Cadman from the Roly
Polys, who used to be on the Les Dawson Show on TV. Sue caused a lot of laughter and
we all enjoyed the evening.
As we always meet on the third Tuesday of the month, we often miss the deadline of the
18th of the month for the Parish magazine. The April meeting was on 21 April, and as it
was the Queen's birthday we wore wear red, white and blue in her honour. Violet Giles
gave a floristry demonstration. Our meeting on 19 May will be Resolutions with Meg
Darling. New members are always welcomed.
Wendy Twite
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LEZIATE PARISH COUNCIL REPORT


The Parish Council met on Wednesday 9th April 2015.
This was the last meeting of this Parish Council, before a new council is elected on
7th May 2015.
The silica sand review was discussed at great length, and it was agreed that the
Parish Council would respond to this document from Norfolk County Council by
stressing the pressure that the Parish has experienced by years of mining silica
sand. Until the site specific document is presented to us we will not know whether
the sites will affect our parish or not. We have been assured that the Parish Council
will be sent all future consultations and we will have a chance to respond
accordingly.
After much discussion it was decided that the most appropriate position for a
defibrillator for the parish would be at the village hall. The clerk agreed to contact
the Village Hall Committee and put this forward for consideration.
The idea of adopting our red BT box was considered. It was felt that this would be a
good idea but maybe
situated in front of the village hall. The clerk will contact BT and see if this is
possible
.Work was still required by the Highways and Cllr Solly is going to meet the road
engineer for a site visit to see if these issues can be sorted.
It was also reported that Middleton Parish Council had informed us that, in
the near future, the Station Road exit to the A47 will be closed for 3 weeks,
this means access will need to be via Fair Green. Hopefully good signage will
alert people in plenty of time.
Concern was shown over the water levels of the sailing club lake. It was
reported that Sibelco discovered an obstruction in the outfall pipe. We asked
our Borough Councillor to take this back to the Borough to see if anything can
be done. It is however difficult when the problem is on private land.
The next meeting is on 13 th May 2015, 7.00pm in the Village Hall. The new
council will sign their declaration of interests and a new Chair voted in.
Members of the public have a chance to ask questions and if anyone would
like something on the agenda then please email the clerk on
leziatepc@outlook.com.
Look forward to seeing you there.

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GAYTON NEWS

Learn, Laugh, Love and Be the Best that


you can Be!

Primary Quality Mark Award


2015
Gayton Church of England Primary
School has been awarded the
Primary Quality Mark for the third
time!
Elizabeth Pitcher, who is an
education consultant and has been
a National Quality Mark Assessor
since 2002, came to Gayton School
on the first Monday back after Easter
to present the award to staff and
children.

The programme operates in over


90% of LAs in England and around
3500 currently hold either a primary
or secondary QM Award. Only a
handful of Primary Schools(13)
currently hold the award in Norfolk.
At Gayton Primary School our
priority remains to provide all of our
children with a rich variety of
opportunities that will encourage a
love of lifelong learning. This award
also shows our commitment to
excellence in literacy and maths.
They are the bedrock of good
education and are a key priority of all
schools.
The Basic Skills Quality Mark
focuses on improving understanding
and use of progression and
assessment
and
developing
personalised learning. It considers
how all learners are supported to
achieve their best, and values the
partnership with parents and carers.
Gayton Primary School has met all
the relevant criteria in order to
achieve this further award. The
Leadership
Team,
Teachers,
Teaching Assistants and children in
our lovely school were all praised
highly in the final report.
This award values the whole school
community. Well done!

The Basic Skills Primary Quality


Mark Programme is an opportunity
to achieve a nationally recognised
accreditation.

To find out what is going on in the


classroom this term please visit our
website for photographs and news!
www.gayton.norfolk.sch.uk

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JUBILEE HALL, GAYTON


The AGM of Jubilee Hall, Gayton saw the end of a era as the longstanding Chair of
Trustees, Mrs Kath Roberts and Mrs Ann Rasberry and Mrs Eileen Madren, who
have both served as Trustees alongside Kath for 8 years, stood down from office. A
presentation was made and a vote of thanks given to all three ladies for their
dedication to the running of this valuable village asset. Details of the new trustees
are listed below. It will take a little while for the new team to get up and running but it
is planned to hold an informal village meeting in the form of a Coffee Morning in the
Jubilee Hall on a Saturday in May when it is hoped that as many villagers as possible
will come along to meet the team and also bring their ideas for extending the usage
of the hall and for raising much needed funds for its upkeep. The date will be
publicised in many local shops and businesses so please keep a lookout for the
Mr Bal Anota
Treasurer

Bal_anota@hotmail.co.uk

Work: 01553 636368


Home: 01553 379200
Mobile: 07950 775356

Mrs Sue Fraser


Chair

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om

Mobile: 07955 878289

Mr Lewis Petch
Joint Sec.

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Mr Paul Savage
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Brownies, Guides and Rangers will be raising funds by distributing charity collection
bags throughout the village towards the end of June. Please could you save for us:
Men's, Ladies and Children's clothing
Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
Handbags: Hats: Bags: Scarves and ties: Jewellery:
Lingerie: Belts and Soft toys
Last year, with your support, we raised 120 and we hope to do even better this
year. Thank you.
Linda Watkinson
Guide Leader 1st Gayton Guides.
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Gayton WI
Twenty three members and one prospective member, Jackie, attended the Jubilee
Hall for our April meeting.
After drawing our attention to the WI Centenary Diary, which members are
contributing to throughout this special year, our President, Penny, introduced our
speaker for the evening, our very own Andrea Lorriman.
Andrea told us that she grew up in Yorkshire and from an early age was encouraged
to explore the countryside and beyond, with her parents. After she met and married
Ken, a kindred spirit, they moved to Zambia where Ken was working. From there
they explored the Victoria Falls, South Africa etc. On returning to England many
more adventurous holidays followed. Andrea told us many stories of her visits to
Denmark, Ireland, Canada (when she visited Stoney Creek, which was where the
first ever WI group was held in 1897), Thailand, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and
Australia, to name but a few. It was a wonderful account and thoroughly enjoyed by
us all.
After tasty refreshments provided by Marion and Margaret Neal, Penny gave us
details of several events happening over the next few months. She presented
birthday roses to Elaine, Eileen and Marion. Raffle winners were Valerie, Florence
and Beryl and the competition winner for a holiday souvenir was won by Penny,
Maureen and Gillian.
In closing the meeting, Penny told us that the oak tree planted in the Church yard
some years ago has become badly mishapen and encroaching on one or two graves,
therefore, this has been removed and replaced by a new tree situated just a couple
of feet from the previous one.

Sandra Brock
DAVE KINGSBURY ANNUAL MEMORIAL FOOTBALL MATCH
Sunday 3rd May 2015
Kick off at 1.00pm at Gayton Football Field with the Gerry Haylock 'Man of the Match'
trophy and the 'Friends Shield. Followed by a barbeque, raffle and disco at Gayton
Social Club.
Anyone interested in playing be at the football field for midday.
Guests welcome

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Megan's Challenge 10k Run/Walk


Sunday 24 May 2015 in Gayton
Megan's Challenge 10k run/walk will take place around Gayton following track and
road, starting and finishing at Gayton Social Club. Registration from 9.00am.
Race start 11.00am.
There will be an entry fee and registration entry form on the Megan's Challenge
website www.meganschallenge.co.uk . Registration forms also available from
Gayton Social Club and Howards Butchers. We are hoping to attract up to 150
participants, so come and join in the fun.
The event will raise money for The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House
www.norfolkhospice.org.uk
If you are interested in helping or taking part, please contact Debbie Thrower 01553
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Gayton Evergreens
The members had a very good lunch at our March meeting held in the Gayton
Jubilee Hall; sitting down to a meal of Bangers, Mash and peas, followed by homemade apple pie and custard. There was plenty of sausages and pie so 'seconds' of
both were eagerly accepted.
The football tote was played and the raffle drawn bringing an end to a lovely
afternoon.
On April 15th the Evergreens were in Hunstanton at the Princess Theatre for the
matinee performance of 'Singing for Victory' Everyone enjoyed the songs of Vera
Lynn which were performed by an excellent cast of six, telling the story of Vera from
the beginning of her career and throughout the war years, and what her songs
meant to loved ones apart during those years. It was a show well worth seeing.
May 20th the Evergreens will meet in the Gayton Jubilee Hall at 2-30pm and will be
entertained by singer/guitarist Patsy Rose. Non Members welcome.
June 17th is the date for the coach outing to Aylesham where we shall board the Burr
Valley train for Wroxham for a boat trip on the Broads . Coach pick up Gayton 10am.
For information please ring Kath on:636178

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Gayton Social Club


Your friendly village club
Membership

Club Opening Hours


Wednesday 1900-2300
Thursday 1900-2300
Friday 1600-2300
Saturday 1600-2300
Sunday 1200-2230
.....................................................

New members always


welcome
Family - 10.00
Couple - 8.00
Single - 6.00
OAP - 3.00
2015 SUBS ARE NOW DUE

QUIZ NIGHT
The last Friday
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History Club meets on

see noticeboard

the first Wednesday

for details

Next meetings

of each month
6th May & 3rd June

from

Look for events on


the clubs
noticeboards for events
taking place over
the May Bank
Holidays

business cards
to banners

design

print

display

promo

Graphic Design
Corporate Identities
Copywriting
Photography
Websites
Illustration

Letterheads
Business Cards
Compliment Slips
Multipart Forms
Printed Envelopes
Folders
Brochures
Leaflets
Note Pads

PVC Banners
Roll Up Banners
Pop Up Display Stands
Posters (Paper & Poly.)
A-Boards
Vinyl Cut Lettering
Plot Cut Labels
Canvases

Mousemats
Keyrings
Mugs
T-Shirts
Magnets
Coasters
Calendars
And Much More

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Gaytons Footpaths
In a recent speech Henry Bellingham M.P. endorsed the wisdom of Tip
O'Neill former Speaker of the United States Houses of Representatives who
was closely associated with the phrase all politics is local. What Mr O'Neil
meant was that what matters to people are not just issues of national
importance but also the ability of their elected representatives to understand
and influence the issues of everyday concern to their constituents. This
struck a chord and when Mr Bellingham called in to discuss constituency
issues we talked about the mundane but important issue of dog fouling on
Gayton's paths and footpaths. This is a matter of particular concern to
Gayton Parish Council and so on their behalf and Mr Bellingham's, could dog
owners PLEASE clear up after their pets our village footpaths are heavily
used not least by schoolchildren and the elderly and it is unpleasant and
upsetting to be confronted with dog mess on the paths. PLEASE respect our
village and clear up after your pets.
Mr Bellingham did more than talk about the issue, as the photo shows he got
to work helping me clear around an overgrown dog bin on Back Street that
should help dog owners clear up after their pets.
Alistair Beales
Tel 01553 636294

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PLUMBING & HEATING
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Meeting all your gas and oil plumbing,
heating and servicing requirements
Phil:
07776 147081
David: 07790 421585
01553 673407

Traditional
Renovations
New work
David McGonagle
01760 338237
07796 687177

THINKING OF SELLING OR LETTING


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CONTACT US FOR
PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE

If you are new to the area, and


would like to meet other Mums, or
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for a couple of hours, come
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Telephone number: 01553 774135


Or try our local telephone number: 01553 636072

East Winch Village Hall


Tuesdays: 9.30am - 11.30

Contact Sarah on 01553 841806


or 07871 110188

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Table top Sales, Meetings and Exhibitions
For availability or further information please contact
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STOKE FERRY
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Sheet materials
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Trade & DIY customers
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Off the A134 Stoke Ferry bypass
on Boughton Road

West Acre the Cavaliers and Roundheads

Come and join us for the returning "Battle of the Cavaliers and Roundheads
enacted by members of the English Civil War Society at West Acre on 3rd & 4th May
2015. View the Living History Village and talk to the soldiers and their followers about
life in the 16th Century! Watch the hand to hand battle with musket, pike and canon
fire!
Opposite the Stag Public House, there will also be a beer tent, BBQ, including West
Acre Trout, games and stalls. Tea, coffees and other snacks will be available or bring
a picnic! Drill displays, stalls, refreshments and Living History will be available from
12 noon and the Battle commences at 2pm on both days.
Adults 6, accompanied children under 16 free!
And then a separate piece for the car boot sale as below:
West Acre will be holding car boot sale on Sunday 3rd May 2015 12.00-3.00pm.
Please contact 01760 755337 for further details.

"Pups down the Pub" Saturday 27 June 12 noon onwards


House on the Green, North Wootton
Bring your pup to the pub for a special doggy day of agility demos, dog shows,
puppy training, stalls and more. Watch the experts do agility and then see if you can
get your dog to emulate... Enter your pup for the smiliest, best dressed, most
obedient and many more dog shows. We've got guide and mobility dogs showing
how they help their owners. We've got stalls selling dog essentials and goodies.
And of course the dog charities will be well represented, so if you're looking for a
new dog to join the family they can advise on adoption options. If you're interested
in taking part or setting up a stall then please call 01553 631323, otherwise hope to
see you with your pooch down the pub.

RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre, PE32 1NR


Open Day, Sunday 28th June 10a.m. to 4p.m.
Take a rare look behind the scenes at the Wildlife Centre - see seals, orphan birds
and young hedgehogs being fed. Events will also be taking place e.g. hedgehog trail,
dissecting owl pellets and there will be a variety of stalls. All money raised on the
day will help towards providing accommodation for sick, injured and orphaned
wildlife. Admission adults 3, children 2. Free parking. No dogs except assistance
dogs.
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sewing work
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Dressmaking and
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CROFTS
Plumbing & Heating
For all your plumbing Needs
Oil Boiler servicing and repair.
Bathroom, shower room installation & tiling
Free quotes given. All plumbing work considered

Contact Shaun on 01553 769380


or 07717 056196
22 | The Gayton Group of Parishes May 2015

JOE SISTO
TV, Video, DVD and Satellite
Sales, Set-up & repairs.
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Sales & Repairs
Installations & Tuning
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The Archdeacon's Charge:


The Archdeacon of Lynn, John Ashe started to raise money for the East Anglian Air
Ambulance after his wife was airlifted to hospital following a terrible road accident.
Each year he invites us to join him for a sponsored run or walk of up to 10miles at
one of Norfolk's country estates.
This year it is being held at Houghton Hall, (near Harpley) on Monday, 4th May.
Registration fee 10 per family (can be paid on the day).
Registration at 10.30am for an 11.00am start.
The funds you contribute are shared equally between your nominated church and the
East Anglian Air Ambulance.
If you do not fancy walking why not sponsor someone? Contact Rosemary Mehers
(01485 521 866) or Judith Pollard (01485 601251).
There will be a live band and seating; local churches, including St Lawrence's,
Harpley, will be running a cake and refreshments stall.
Why not come along and support us - bring a picnic and enjoy the Bank Holiday!
Free parking in front of the house follow the signs.

Great Massingham Stalls


Wednesday Teas - please join us for a chat, cuppa and cake in St Mary's Church,
Great Massingham Wednesday afternoons 3 - 4.30 pm. Donations of home baked
cakes always welcome.
Produce Stall - our first monthly Produce Stall this year will be on Saturday 2nd May,
commencing 9.30 am on the green outside the Dabbling Duck or in St Mary's Church
if inclement. This is an opportunity to buy home baked pies, flans, cakes, jars of
jams or pickles and possibly garden/greenhouse produce. All donations would be
gratefully received. We look forward to seeing you.
Many thanks
Margaret

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SERVICES FOR MAY 2015


3rd May
9.00am
9.30am
9.30am
10.30am
10.30am
11.00am

Fifth Sunday of Easter


St Mary East Walton
St Lawrence Harpley
St Andrew Little Massingham
St Nicholas, Gayton
St Botolph, Grimston
St Mary Great Massingham

Holy Communion
Sung Holy Communion
Morning Prayer
Family Service
Morning Worship
Holy Communion

6th May
9am

St Lawrence Harpley

Holy Communion

10th May
10.30am

Sixth Sunday of Easter


St Mary Great Massingham

Group Holy Communion

14th May
10am
7pm

Ascension Day
St Mary Great Massingham
All Saints Ashwicken

Sung Holy Communion


Ascension Service

17th May
8.30am

Seventh Sunday of Easter


All Saints, Roydon

Holy Communion

9.30am
10.30am
10.30am
11.00am
11.00am

St Andrew Little Massingham


St Nicholas, Gayton
St Botolph, Grimston
St Lawrence Harpley
St Mary Great Massingham

Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Family Service with Baptism
Holy Communion
Family Service

24th May
8.30am

Day of Pentecost
St Andrew, Congham

Holy Communion

9.30am
10.30am

St Andrew Little Massingham


St Nicholas, Gayton

Morning Prayer
Morning Worship

10.30am
11.00am
3pm

St Botolph, Grimston
St Mary Great Massingham
St Mary GaytonThorpe

Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Celtic Service

31st May
8.30am
10.30am
3pm

Trinity Sunday
St Mary East Walton
St Botolph Grimston
St Mary East Walton

Holy Communion
Family Praise
Rogation Walk

24 | The Gayton Group of Parishes May 2015

rd

3 June
9am
th

7 June
9.00am
9.30am
9.30am
10.30am
10.30am
11am

St Lawrence Harpley

Holy Communion

First Sunday after Trinity


All Saints, Ashwicken
St Lawrence Harpley
St Andrew Little Massingham
St Nicholas, Gayton
St Botolph, Grimston
St Mary Great Massingham

Holy Communion
Sung Holy Communion
Morning Prayer
Family Service
Holy Communion
Holy Communion

Ascension Day Services

th

There will be services for Ascension Day on Thursday 14 May at 10am a sung
Holy Communion at St Mary Great Massingham and at 7pm a service of prayer
and meditation at All Saints Ashwicken

Toast the Barley!

Sunday 31st May 3pm


Join us at East Walton for a Rogation walk.
Meeting at church we will walk around the village and across the fields as we
celebrate farming and the growing harvest. Ending with tea and cake of course!

NEW!
An exciting new Family Praise service is to be held 4 times
a year specifically for families who are looking for a relaxed
and exciting new way to learn about church and God.
Come and give it a go!
st
Sunday 31 May 10.30am at Grimston Church.

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Parish Registers
Baptism
th

12 April at St Nicholas Gayton


Isobel Clayton
th

19 April at St Botolph Grimston


Hattie Eliza Rose Tipling
th

19 April at St Nicholas Gayton


Teagan Thorne
Weddings
Renewal of Vows
th
5 April at St Botolphs Grimston
David and Christine Smith
Funerals
th

7 April at St Nicholas Gayton


Vera Mack
th

16 April at All Saints Ashwicken


Mark Whales
We pray for the family of Vera Mack
and our thoughts and prayers go to
Nicola, Oscar and Nancy in the loss
of Mark.
Monthly Benefice Prayer Meeting
Join us as we gently pray
together over matters
across our parishes. This
is always important and
especially so in these
changing times. All are welcome.
rd

3 May 6pm All Saints Church


Ashwicken
th

7 June 6pm All Saints Church


Roydon

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Our session in April was all about


sharing. The children made biscuits
to share and trees of hearts to
remind us that the Bible teaches us
to be generous to others.
There will be no Messy Church in
May as the team take a wellearned break.
th

We are back on 25 June.


Also we are already looking ahead
to July and our annual trip to the
beach!

Messy Church on the Beach!


th

Thursday 16 July
2015 Leaving
from Gayton
outside the
Social Club
at 4pm-ish by
coach.
Cost (per person adult or child)
3.00 includes a seat on the coach
and a simple picnic. Children must
be accompanied by an adult. There
will be a booking list at Messy
Church in June.
Or just give me a call - Revd Jane
01553 636227
Make sure you book your seat!

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Specialist dementia
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Approved coal merchant
Family run business established for over 70 years
English house coal in various sizes and Wildfire.
A large variety of smokeless fuels, including Antracite,
Taybrite, Phurnacite and Homefire ovals.
All fuels available in either 50kg (loose) or 25kg (pre-packed).

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Gas & oil boiler service 49
Landlord Certificates 49
Gas cooker installations
Bathroom plumbing

Very competitive rates with discounts available.

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High quality kiln dried wood and heat logs.

ALDRIDGE PAVING &


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Permeable Paving
Natural Paving & Driveways
Brickweave Paving
Slabs & Shingles
Landscaping
Groundworks & Drainage
Turfing
Fencing & Decking

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Single ovens
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Range cookers
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Rachael Spooner MCFHP MAFHP


Foot Health Professional

Walnuts
Cattery

Registered member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals

Nail cutting, Corn removal


Callus reduction
Diabetic foot care
Verruca treatment
General foot care

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Gayton Jubilee Village Hall


Private Hire for all occasions:
childrens parties, receptions,
meetings, exhibitions.

Warm & friendly ambiance


Excellent facilities
Flexible catering arrangements

Weekly activities
Mondays & Tuesdays;

Wednesdays: Knit & Natter 2pm.


Fridays: Little Scamps 9.30am,
Carpet bowls 7.30pm

Monthly activities
Second Monday: Gayton Parish Council 7.30pm
First Tuesday: Gayton Womens Institute 7.30pm
Third Wednesday: Gayton Evergreens 2.30pm
Fourth Thursday: Craft 10am,
Messy Church 3.30pm

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EAST WINCH NEWS

www.eastwinchandwestbilney.co.uk

East Winch Parish Council


The new members of the Parish Council are: Richard and Josie Bettany; Paula
Blowers; Keith Harrod; Nell Steele and Arthur Wilson. The councillor for West Bilney
ward is Nic Velzeboer. As we still have one vacancy, there will be no election. The
Parish Council AGM and meeting will start at 7pm on Thursday, 14th May

All Saints Church Services in May


3rd May 10 am.
10th May 10.30.
17th May 11.15.
24th May 10.30.
31st May 10.30.

Benefice Holy Communion at East Winch.


Morning Prayer.
Holy Communion.
Morning Worship.
Morning Worship.

Bible Study.
Bible Study (Mapping Trinity) continues on Wednesdays at 7pm. We haven't got a
venue for 6th May yet, so if you haven't been to the first 2, please check with Nell
Steele 840814.

Advance Notice - Flower festival and Open day at St Cecilia's.


There will be an Open Day at St Cecilia's, West Bilney, on Saturday 20th June. On
show will be some of the historic books belonging to the church, together with a mini
flower festival with the theme of music - St Cecilia is the patron saint of music! Over
the weekend there will be a concert, and the festival will end with a service at 6pm on
Sunday. Please contact Nell Steele if you would like to participate in any way.

EAST WINCH VILLAGE HALL


125 CLUB MARCH PRIZE DRAW WAS MADE ON 25TH MARCH 2015
at the shortmat bowls club and the winners were :75
15
10
10

No.
No.
No.
No.

43
33
5
119

MR B EVANS
MRS I WRIGHT
MRS HUNT
MR L RASPBERRY

Still time to become a member in 2015 .Contact Terry on 841309


to join and support the village hall. Cash prizes each month

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Action It Electrical Ltd
All electrical work undertaken
Breakdowns & maintenance
Inspection & testing
Portable appliance testing
Telephone & TV points
Fuse board changes

Rewires
New builds
Extensions
Storage heaters
Security lighting

Call Paul for advice or a no obligation quotation


01553 829894
07795 262395

32 | The Gayton Group of Parishes May 2015

QEH MATTERS
Remember the Stroke Awareness event at the QEH on May 7th at 7.00pm. This is
being held in conjunction with the Stroke Association. There will be talks from
professionals and information for carers. Car parking will be free on the bus stop car
park and you will be directed from there.
Governors continue to take part in mock CQC inspections where we look at various
wards or departments from the patient's point of view. We talk to patients and staff,
inspect paperwork and the environment and observe what is happening in the area.
The reports are discussed at the council and board meetings. This is in preparation
for the next official CQC which is due soon.
The Trust has employed a 'Front of House' receptionist based with the volunteers at
the main entrance. She will be there between 8.30 and 17.30, Monday to Friday.
With access to the Trust's internal systems, she will be able to provide better
informed answers to the common questions asked by visitors, such as which ward
their family and friends are staying on. This is a good start but we are pressing to
have someone there for evenings and weekends as well.
The alterations to the footpath from the car park have taken much longer than
expected and the Trust apologises for the inconvenience it has caused.
The next Governors' Council meeting is on Tuesday 2nd June at 4.00pm; in the
Conference room at the QEH. Members of the public are warmly welcomed. Please
phone 01553 613142 if you wish to attend.
Pat Watts
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Our opening times are Monday, Tuesday &
Friday 830am - 330pm and Wednesday &
Thursday 830am - 1pm during term- time for
Children aged between 2yrs & school age.
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www.buttercupsplaygroup.org.uk

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Ben Steeves

07921 460700
01553 636947
info@norfolkhandyman.co.uk
www.norfolkhandyman.co.uk

Fencing - Patios - Garden clearance


Sheds and Summerhouses built or assembled
Natural pools and ponds designed and built

GAYTON THORPE NEWS


Church issues
Easter Service
Thank you to everyone who came to our Easter Service. As always it was great fun
and so good to see everyone.
Celtic service
We are continuing with our Celtic services. It really is a very peaceful service and
well worth trying if you haven't been before.
At our recent PCC (parochial church council) meeting, we were discussing the future,
general maintenance and repairs and church funds.
As you know we have had a considerable amount of work done to the exterior of the
church to make it water tight and to take the damp and water away from the base
and walls of the building.
The church is now beginning to dry out on the inside and it will soon be dry enough
for us to lime wash the walls so that it looks as good on the inside as it does on the
outside.
There are two problems we have concerning the interior of the church.
1) the wooden panelling behind the altar.
We think there is a very good chance that it was created to cover up some damp or
other damage to the wall behind it. As we have repaired the rest of the church, we
don't want there to be any lurking issue that is going to cause problems later on. The
panelling also covers up quite a bit of the window.
The thinking is that if the panelling were to be taken away, we would be able to see if
there were any issues with the building behind and deal with them, It would uncover
the window and we could make good the wall and lime-wash it at the same time as
the rest of the church.
2) the organ
The organ has been steadily deteriorating over time and has now got to the stage
that it is unplayable. It is used only once a year, at the Christmas carol service, which
is one of the reasons it is not in the best of health. We commissioned two reports on
it some years ago, the lower quote for repairs for which amounted to 8,500. I have
spoken to the person who did the report and he has confirmed that the figure now is
likely to be around 12,000 because of general price increases and because the
organ is in a worse state now than it was then.

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J. E. HOWARD BUTCHERS & DELICATESSEN


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HOWARDS ABATTOIR
Lynn Road, Gayton, Kings Lynn
Tel: ( 01553 ) 636234 Fax: ( 01553 ) 636121
Free delivery within the local area

vMeat sourced from local farms, processed here


at our own abattoir
vFresh bread delivered daily by a local baker
vFresh fruit and vegetables, sourced locally
vHome made jams and chutneys
(made by the ladies at Gayton Preserves)
vWide range of olives, pates and cheeses

Ray Smith & Son Landscapes


All types of fencing erected
Patios laid, ponds dug or filled in
Treework & pruning
Full lawn care service
Hedges trimmed, reduced or removed
Garden waste removed & recycled
Licensed waste carrier
Full public liability insurance

Free estimates 01553 840424

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He said that grants may be available but they are unlikely to be high. He also
explained that if the organ isn't used regularly, even once it's repaired it is unlikely to
stay in good condition.
The church costs around 3000 per year to run. At the moment, because we don't
receive enough money from church activities and other support, we have to use
existing savings funds which had been built up over many years previously, to pay
the yearly running costs of the church.
If we were to mend the organ, this would practically wipe out the church funds. We
would be left with insufficient funds to maintain the building properly and the funds
currently used to keep the church running and open would be used up within a
couple of years.
We are under an obligation to keep the church open and have regular services for 10
years following our English Heritage grant for the building repairs. If we were to
repair the organ, we would not have the funds to do this.
Although we are aware, from previous village meetings, that the organ is important to
the village, we do not see how we can repair the organ and keep the church open for
the long term.
The organ deserves to be well looked after, properly repaired and played regularly.
Even if we were to repair it, it would still only be played once a year.
We feel that, having taken all the above into account, our only course of action is to
see if there is an organ enthusiast who is interested in taking the organ on and giving
it the care and attention it needs and deserves.
If we did this, we would have the funds to do the wood panelling and lime washing
and keep the church in repair and open for at least the number of years required by
English Heritage.
It must be remembered that before we do any of this, we have to obtain permission
from the Diocese.
As this is a quite a change, we would welcome your views. If anyone from the village
has any views on the above, or other ideas for solving the problems, please could
you write to either myself, at the address below or Rev Jane Holmes at The Rectory,
Gayton. We would be happy to meet up at the church with anyone who wanted to
discuss things further.
Sarah Kerkham

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Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets, Shrubs,


Trees, Alpines, Hedging, Conifers,
Climbers, Pots, Compost & Bark.

PLANTS FOR ALL SEASONS


Open 7 days 8.30 - 5 pm.

Main Road, West Bilney


PE32 1HW
T. 01553 849802 M. 07774 724366
www.westbilneynurseries.co.uk

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Christine's Garden
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& Landscaping

Tel: Kings Lynn 812004 Fax 812005

Small or large quantities up to 6m loads of ready-mixed concrete


From the smallest DIY to a big
construction job
We now have a 23m Concrete
Boom Pump for hire
We are operating in:
Kings Lynn
Swaffham
Wisbech
Downham Market
Fakenham & Hunstanton areas

Untidy garden?
Unable to manage
It all yourself?
Experienced lady gardener
offers reliable help and
extra hands for larger jobs

01553 636101

West Acre Montessori School

Est. 1982

An independent nursery school in East Walton


Set on the Common, we provide a unique, child-centred
approach to early education.

The school is led by mature ,fully qualified Montessori trained staff.

15 hours per week funding for all 3 & 4 year olds


QUALITY ASSURANCE SCHEME MEMBER. OFSTED REGISTERED

Contact ROSIE REYNOLDS on 01760 337316


rosie@westacremontessori.co.uk
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Nar Valley Ornithological Society (NarVOS)


Tuesday 26th May 2015, 7.30pm at the Barn Theatre, Sacred Heart Convent School,
Swaffham. Access and parking from Sporle Road.
Please come along to this illustrated talk by John Geeson, entitled:
Madagascar
Birding in the Eighth Continent
John and Judy Geeson went with a Tropical Birding tour to Madagascar, an utterly
unique island of wildlife wonders. We welcome Norfolk resident John to NarVOS to give
us his account of their trip to this fascinating island, often referred to as the eighth
continent, which has well over 100 bird species found nowhere else on earth. It should
be a great evening.

Middleton & District Royal British Legion. April report


Our May Evening Buffet will be on the 20th at the William Burt Centre, West Winch,
6.30 pm for 7 pm. Please book tickets for this by contacting Lilian Fisher 01553 841
852 email: lilianfish-er@talktalk.net
For those of you that have never attended one of our buffets please come and enjoy
an evening with us, all are welcome. Not only do we provide you with a full buffet but
also wine and or soft drinks are all included in the ticket price of just 6
We have a sponsored walk / run on the 10th of May in North Runcton, the course is
only one mile long starting and finishing at the Scout Hall, but you are encouraged to
complete as many laps as you wish. Monies raised will go to our Branch Funds and
the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to enter, including wheelchair and pushchair
users, dog walkers and serious runners. Sponsorship forms are available to
download from our facebook page. Go to our website and click on the face-book
button. Sponsorship forms can also be obtained from Julian Kirk by calling
07816909870
We have a Cream Tea and a concert performed by the King's Lynn Male Voice Choir
on the 7th of June. This being held at the William Burt Centre. 13.30 for 14.00
Tickets are 5 from Lilian Fisher
Our 2015 Agenda /Events list is now live on www.britishlegion-middleton.co.uk
Julian Kirk. Chairman. www.britishlegion-middleton.co.uk

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Tree surgery
&
hedge
maintenance

BusinessCare Ltd
For all your business needs
BOOKKEEPING

PAYROLL

ADMINISTRATION

Unit 1 Chapelton Lodge, East Winch Road


Blackborough End, Kings Lynn, PE32 1SF

GRANGE TREE
SERVICES

Tel: 01553 849849

JOHN MINDHAM
(Professionally insured)

email:info@kvtbusinesscare.co.uk website: www.kvtbusinesscare.co.uk

Tel: 01760 755423 (West Acre)


& 07770 488788

MR SNIPPERS

GENTS HAIRDRESSERS
Local Service at Local Prices
Friendly, Professional, Prompt
Commercial and Domestic
Free advice and estimates
Competitive rates
Fully insured
01760 755574
07795 973439
info@castlepest.co.uk
www.castlepest.co.uk

2 St James St. Kings Lynn, PE30 5DA


Telephone 01553 773732

7 STYLISTS with an AIR - CON SALON


CASH OR CARD

Reduced prices for children and OAPs


Mon, Tues, Weds 8 am - 4.30 pm.
Thurs, Fri 8 am - 5.30 pm. Sat. 6am - 2.30
Stockists of Uppercut, Lagoom Jam, American Crew

Whitehouse Service Station


Lynn Road, Gayton. Telephone 01553

636368

Fuel sales
petrol, diesel, Autogas & Calor Gas outlet

Convenience store
groceries, fruit & vegetables, household goods
frozen goods, wines, beer & spirits, soft drinks
national newspapers & magazines
fresh dairy and bakery products
National Lottery and scratchcards
Paypoint and Payzone
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Learn to enjoy riding at


Blackborough End
Equestrian Centre
Professional riding instruction
by BHS qualified instructors
Comprehensive shop for horse
and rider
Superb facilities
Hacks and pleasure riding
Childrens holiday activities

Situated just off the A47 between


Middleton and East Winch
Telephone: (01553) 841212
Web: www.beec.co.uk

Chris Spragg
Leziate Drove Garage Ltd

01553-630999
Specialising in Service and Maintenance of Most types of Petrol & Diesel Motor Vehicle
Your Local M.O.T. Testing Station including Class 7 & Large Motorhomes
While You Wait By Appointment Warm Friendly Waiting Area Easy Parking.
Air Conditioning Leak Test & Re-Gas (Year Round)
Fault Code Reading Most Makes Catered for
Tyres Wheel Balance Puncture Repairs Batteries
Open Monday to Friday 8.00am-6.00pm Sat 9.00am-12 noon
LEZIATE DROVE, POTT ROW, KINGS LYNN, NORFOLK. PE32 1DD

RENOVATE
(EAST ANGLIA) LTD
- Property Renovation &
Maintenance
- Landscaping
- All Types of Fencing
Free No Obligation
Quotes
To find out more please
contact us on:
Greg: 07538877162
Liam: 07557802608

Let your dog have a vacation too!


Share our family home, with a secure
garden, walks and company
Dog walking from your home
Daily and weekly boarding with
space for rabbits & guinea pigs

Call Helen on

01553 630747 or 07720 888983

Luxury Holiday Cottage, Grimston


Sleeps 5, private parking and garden
In between house sales, having building work done or simply
taking a break, then contact us for availability.

Open all year


Clean and comfortable home with log burner,Wi-Fi and stairlift
Linen provided (except beach towels)
Children welcome, but unsuitable for under 5's
Small dog by prior arrangement

Non Smoking property


For brochure and further information

Contact Sue 0789 502 8141 or Freya on 0790 333 5327


or email: latchcottage@live.co.uk.

web. www.latchcottage.com

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Firewood

NW
NORFOLK
WOODBURNERS

Delivered to your door


Small quantities also available for
collection from Orchard Sawmills, Rougham
Contact David Woods on
01328 838404 or 07785 724611

Norfolk Woodburners
offer the best local
service for the supply
and installation of:

Wood Burners & Multi-Fuel Stoves


Main agents for Aga, Hunter &
Cleanburn Stoves

Flexible Chimney Liners


Twin Wall Chimney Systems
Fireplaces Opened Up
For a free site visit and quotation contact us on:

t:

Fencing panels made to order

01328 700161

m: 07966 661175
e: norfolkwoodburners@outlook.com

www.norfolkwoodburners.co.uk

A N T
Aerial N Telephone
Installation

Specialising in Free view


For a fast reliable service
Call Stuart

Tel: 01553 768349


Mobile: 07958 284442
To point you in the right direction

JON SAUNDERS
CARPENTRY & JOINERY

Purpose madeDoors
Windows
Stairs
Restoration, Conservation
Sash window specialist
Kitchens, Bathrooms
Household maintenance
Tel: 01553 673885
Mob: 07887 771063
203 Wootton Road, Kings Lynn

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QUALIFIED MAINTENANCE SERVICES


For all your domestic and industrial maintenance
requirements including

OIL BOILER SERVICING


Bathroom/kitchen fitting, tiling, plumbing.
All general maintenance or repairs undertaken
Emergency call out available
OFTEC registered
Member, Guild of Master Craftsmen
Please contact MICK BONE
Tel: 01553 841342 Mob: 07960 170826

ID NUMBER: 18267073

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BBC East & Anglia TV
Available in ALL areas

You too can have crystal clear reception


Call the people who know and care

www.klearvuaerials.com
Tel 01553 674950 Fax 01553 671499

Carpentry & Joinery


Locksmith & Key Cutting
Automotive Locksmith & Key Cutting
UPVC & Garage, Window & Door Repairs
Glazing & Board Ups

Contact Richard Brown


Tel. 01553 774775/ 01760 338405
Email. info@rkb247.co.uk www.rkb247.co.uk
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Southlands Dental Practice


Swaffham
Telephone : (01760) 721385
www.southlandsdentalpractice.co.uk
Comprehensive private dental care for adults and
children in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Services available include:

Dentistry based on the individual needs of each patient


Modern surgeries all located on the ground floor
An emphasis on preventative care and promoting oral health
Dental Therapist and Hygienist services
Mr. R.A. Furniss (U. London) Mr. R.J.F. Bentley (U. London)
Mrs. A.L. Wren (U. London) Mrs. C.M.A. Bentley (U. Bristol)
Mrs. C. Shearer (Dental Therapist)

CARL MANNING
Ceramic Tiler &
Decorator in Gayton
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Professional wall and floor tiling services


Natural stone, Ceramic and Porcelain etc.
Interior and Exterior Decorating Contractor
New and refurbishment work undertaken

Please contact me for a free quotation


Tel: 01553 635010 Mob: 07773773195
email: carlmanning30@btinternet.com

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contact:

services:

01553 630133

Vehicle sales
Servicing & MOT preparation

Church Farm
Bawsey
Kings Lynn
Norfolk PE32 1EU

New & used defender parts


Up to date diagnostics
Custom builds

www.churchfarmlandrovers.co.uk

R&B
TURF & GROUNDCARE MACHINERY SPECIALISTS
SPECIALIST DEALER FOR: Lawnflite Countax Briggs & Stratton Kubota
Air-Seal Products Toro Stihl efco

For all your Garden Machinery repairs


from a pair of shears to a compact tractor
Telephone: 01485 540645
www.randbmowermen-d.co.uk

We mend - You mow


The Workshop
Marsh Farm
Wolferton
Kings Lynn
PE31 6HB

Machinery repair specialists in tune with your machinery needs

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MIDDLETON
FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Old & New Members
Welcome
We meet on the 1st
Wednesday of the Month
at 2 pm.
Middleton Village Hall
May. Cream Tea Outing
June. Talk and Demonstration
by the Fire Service
Contact:

John Turtle
01553 840280
Pauline Crump 01553 840053

OSTEOPATHY
James Kemp B.Sc.D.O.
Private health cover recognised
We offer free assessment to
see if we can help with your problem

Grimston Medical Centre


Tel: 01485 541210

GAYTON ROAD FISHERIES


Gayton Road, East Winch PE32 1LH
Fisheries Management Consultants
Coarse fish suppliers

Frances Mason
Domestic help provider

Holiday Lodges for Sale and Hire

01553 841060 /07830655367

Centrally heated luxury holiday lodges


3 superb fisheries
5 touring caravan pitches with electric hook-up
Private 10 acre enclosed complex Open All Year

Offering cleaning, ironing, cooking,


trips to the doctor, accompanied trips.

Visit our website


www.gaytonroadfisheries.co.uk

Call 01553 636507


or 07900 285313

ANTS
CARPETS
Carpet & vinyl supplied
and fitted.
Free measuring,
estimates and planning
All work guaranteed
Home selection service
Customers own carpets
and vinyls fitted

07919 273107
01760 721645
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francesmason70@yahoo.com

Lean on us for a reliable


confidential flexible
domestic tailor made service.
All staff enhanced CRB cleared.