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The Mallard

Issue 296 May 2016

Congratulations Bev!

n 30th March, Beverley Randall


received the Mayors Civic
Award for Voluntary Service for
her contribution, over a number of
years, to Great Massingham. The
splendid occasion took place in the
Kings Lynn Town Hall where Bev
was joined by almost forty other
The Mayor,
award winners from West Norfolk.
Councillor
She was nominated by myself, on
Colin Manning,
behalf of the Parish Council, and
presents the
Ann Beardall, Head teacher of
award to Bev.
Great Massingham & Harpley C
of E Primary Schools Federation,
of which Bev is Chair of Governors. Extracts from our nomination and citations are as follows:
Beverley has been editor of Great Massinghams monthly newsletter, The Mallard, for
over ten years. In that time she has been responsible for publishing over 120 copies of the
paper, never failing to get The Mallard out on time. Simply meeting these commitments
is extremely demanding but she has done much more. In her time as editor, she has overseen the expansion of the paper and, with her husbands assistance, has introduced colour
photographs, further enhancing the publication. In 2012, Bev with the help of Jill Whitmore,
Chrissie Warnes and husband Geoff produced an eighty page booklet and wonderful
display of Massingham Memories to commemorate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. In 2014,
Bev and Geoff created a display commemorating the start of the 1914 Great War and residents memories of their relatives involvement during the 1914 1918 war.......
Bev has been a Governor at Great Massingham Primary School since 2006 and Chair of
Governors since 2012. In 2013, she took the decision to be proactive and brokered a partnership between Harpley and Great Massingham Schools at a time when stand alone small
schools were becoming more vulnerable. With the partnership in place, she also took on
the role of chair of Harpleys governing body to ensure joined-up thinking. As Governor/
Chair of Governors she is exceptionally hard working, conscientious and hands-on. A tremendous help. Bev is also very wise in her chairmanship of the schools. She strongly
believes that a village needs its school and her actions have effectively afforded our little
local schools some protection in difficult times. Mrs Beardall is very thankful for Bevs
strategic actions to protect the schools for both present and future children and believes
both the pupils and families of the two schools share the same view.......
The whole evening demonstrated the wide range of voluntary work in our area and Bevs
contribution to Great Massingham has certainly made a difference to this strong, caring
community in which we live. Very well done and thank you Bev.
Andrew Bickerton.

Mallard News
This parish magazine is
published every month for the
residents of Great and Little
Massingham with the support of
the Great Massingham Parish
Council, the Parochial Church
Council and Massingham
Village Hall Trustees.

Histry Bits

CHARLIE CAWTHORNE
Flipping through the family archives the
other day, I came across this snippet
from the Norfolk Chronicle (undated,
but certainly from the early fifties).
Charlie Cawthorne was a particular
www.greatmassingham.net
friend of my fathers and highly intellie-mail:
mallard.editor@btinternet.com gent. I remember Dad saying that if
Editorial Committee
hed been born in different circumCharlie Cawthorne
Editor: Bev. Randall.
stances he could have ended up as Prime
6 Abbeyfields
Minister. Older members of the village may well remember him:
Great Massingham
01485 520899
RETIREMENT OF MASSINGHAM TEAMMAN
Treasurer: David Baines
After 45 years on one farm, 39 years of which were spent in the
01485 520966
employ of Mr. John Morton of Heath Farm, Great Massingham,
Website : Caroline Boyden
Mr. Charles Cawthorne has just retired from active work.
01485 521 816
A native of Massingham, Mr. Cawthorne started work at the
Deadline for the age of ten and, after a year or two with other employers, he
next issue
settled down to work with Mr. Betts (an uncle of Mr. Morton)
th
where he remained for the rest of his working life as a teamman.
Commencing work in the old days at 3am, he would leave
Massingham at 5am with a team of horses and a wagon, twice
In this issue
a week, on a trip to Lynn market, arriving at Gaywood Ship for
Congratulations Bev! breakfast. He received an extra shilling a day for this long jour Histry Bits
ney. The worst such journey he ever remembers was the one to
WNDA
Lynn during the blizzard of March1916 when, every few yards,
It has happened!
he had to stop and wipe the horses blinkers before proceeding.
Thank You Pam.
Open Gardens
He also has many happy recollections of past events, such as
Village Hall Events
the festivities at the coming of age of his employer, and the
West Norfolk Folk
wedding day and silver wedding celebrations.
Quiz Night
Dance Success
Mr. Cawthorne has been happily married for 40 years, and dur Baby and Toddler
ing that time was sexton at Massingham Church for 22 years.
Gert & Daisy
This service to the community he had to give up on account of
Historical Soc. AGM
sciatica and, as an appreciation of this long service to the
Strollers
Film Club
Church, he was presented by the parishioners with a clock and
Biodiversity Project
scroll in 1933.
David Miller
Tennis Open Day
Trefoil Guild
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Dates for your Diary
Email: kelly@wnda.org.uk.

20 May

Mallard News
IT HAS HAPPENED!

Thank You to Pam Hales

We have got our beautiful new Gotown


Bus. It runs several journeys a day so we
can get to Kings Lynn, Fakenham, Norwich,
the coast , where you will.......
And it is so easy to use : no petrol costs, no
wear and tear on your car, no parking costs
when you arrive in town - whats not to
love?
All of this is entirely thanks to Yvonne and
John Bridger who fought long and hard to
get this for us. How can we repay them?....
By using the bus. Please!
The timetables are available from Esther,
the lovely driver of the bus, or from Great
Massingham village store, the Kiptons Hub
shop or by phoning GotoBus HQ on :

The Coronation Club would like to say a


huge thank you to Pam who, after over
twenty years, has decided to step
down as chairwoman and helper of our
over 60s club.
Her hard work and dedication has not
gone unnoticed. Thank you Pam for all
you've done and enjoy your retirement.
The Coronation Club meets on the last
Wednesday in the month, at 2pm, in the
village hall bar. We are always pleased to
have new members, so just come along if
you would like to join. Membership is
10 a year and 1 at every meeting. We
would be pleased to see you Jill and Liz

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Please join us in using it
so we dont lose it!

Dont forget to sign up so that we can


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or, alternatively, contact Liz Foster at 51
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Village Hall

VILLAGE HALL REGULAR EVENTS


MARCH QUIZ NIGHT
Keep Fit
Wed.1.45 to 2.45pm
Thursday, May 26th
Bingo
Fridays at 7.30pm
at 7.30pm.
Auction
Sundays
This Quiz organised by Ann Bowen
Coronation Club (4th Wed.) 2pm - 4pm
Village Hall Bar. See you there!
Baby &Toddler
Thurs. 10am - 11.30am
W/Norfolk Radio Sundays 7pm -10pm
Dance is Real Success
Craft & Chat
(2nd & 4th Mon) 2 - 4pm
nd
Well done!
Trefoil Guild
2 Thursday, each month
rd
The
Dance
on
Saturday 2nd April with
Film Club
3 Thursday, each month
Quiz Nights
4th Thursday, each month Kenny and the Motives was a success
and 272 was raised for Village Hall
WEST NORFOLK RADIO for MAY funds.
Thanks go to Mel Whitmore for organising
VILLAGE HALL BAR
and to Jill and Pauline on the night.
7-10 pm
Also, thanks to Colin for help in clearing
Free entry. Audience & other musicians
the hall the following morning.
always welcome
Kenny and the Motives will be back
th,
nd
th
No live shows on 8 22 or 29
later in the year.
Vic Cross
1st Live broadcast yet to be confirmed.
15th Live broadcast featuring Anglo
BABY AND TODDLER
Swedish duo We Ghosts and the
Every Thursday at the Village Hall
Broadside Boys from Suffolk.
10am to 11.30 am
Broadcast live on West Norfolk Radio
Please look on Facebook for
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Gert & Daisy......

How are yew gitting on tergether?


We are pleased ter report we are both feeling much better and are now owt of our sickbeds. This is why we cud not report larst toime. Thank you fer our cards, flars and get
well wishes.
We hev hed a note from one of our posh fans Mr Aldiss (yes, Aldiss!) he has given
us a few gud ol Norfolk words and meanings. Even we hev larnt summat. Here are a
few:A dodman is a snail
A canker is a caterpillar
A pissamare is an ant
You larn summat new every day. Thank you Tim we will share a few more next toime.
Sid hed an invite to an Art Exhibition over in West Acre but he cudnt go so we went
instead. We sneaked in and hed a luk. Blast there wud sum posh people there. Sum of
them pictures were a bit rude there wus bits of womens bodies on show we dint
know where ter luk. We wonder if the artist hed a model or just med it up. Maybe next
toime we cud help him out and show him awl women dont look the same and hev some
things the same size each side. We wus also impressed with the animal paintings with
the little ditties. We int too keen on modern paintings as we carnt allus work them owt
but there wus summat for everyone plus a noice glass of wine and sum crisps.
The littluns hev bin on holiday agin but as the weather is a bit better they ken git
owtside. We used ter spent awl day owtside when we wus little mostly cos mum
chucked us owt and sed cum back when thas dark! (not really).
Gerts auntie is down ter stay for a bit and is making herself known in the village. She
went ter church one Sunday and met our luvly vicar and sum of the congregation. She
sed they wus all very friendly.
We hev agreed to help with the Church Fayre on April 9 th but carnt report on that as we
hev to git this in by the 8th.
Not much news this toime as the deadline is early. Suffice to say that we are gitting excited abowt our holiday this year. Sid and Bert will be cumming with us so well hev to
behave ourselves!
Dew yew keep atroshing til next toime - Gert and Daisy
Thought of the Month
Behind every successful man is his woman.
Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.

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If you are between 9 & 90 years old, we would love you to see what we are doing.
Look at old photos, try doing the Quiz.
Tell us your Stories & Memories of Days Gone By.
Membership is 10 per year. Please come along.
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Mallard News
Strollers ......
Walking from Hel - houghton and back
Our Easter Sunday walk was quite a challenge! No steep hills, raging blizzards or long
distances but getting everyone in the right place and at the correct time was like herding
cats in a sheep dog trial! Our lunch venue was Sculthorpe Mill. Our walk, a four mile
walk from Helhoughton to Sculthorpe Mill. It being Easter Day, the pub was extremely
busy and our lunch was booked for noon. We were meeting three Lynnites at Helhoughton so the Massingham Strollers 9.15am start was to ensure we were not late. By
9.30 we were two members short! Had they remembered to put their clocks forward ?
Eventually the prodigal two were collected and off we set.
The weather forecast was for strong winds and heavy rain around lunch time. Storm Katie
was approaching! Would we make the Mill before it arrived? Fortunately we were sheltered most of the way; the sun was shining and everywhere was full of the promise of
spring. There are delightful walks in this part of Norfolk and we had the River Tatt to
accompany us. I would recommend this area for walking or driving. Charming churches and
views to surprise and delight. But do take a map! I had reconnoitred the route previously
but still managed to make a wrong turn. If Pete, who knew the area very well, and Ken,
who had been born and brought up in Helhoughton, hadnt been with us we would have
ended up on the main road to Fakenham.
We actually arrived on time and met up with our non-walkers at the Mill. No sign of
Storm Kate but, instead, nice Katie, Peter and Carols grand-daughter, joined us with
great-grandson Jacob. We settled down to an excellent Sunday lunch just as the rain
came down - perfect! If you like a walk and enjoy good company with the prospect of
Sunday lunch in one the many good hostelries why not join us for our next walk?
Next walk, Sunday 22nd May - route and venue to be decided.
Andrew Bickerton

T h e Fi l m C l u b

Biodiversity Project News

There will be a working party


Thursday May 19 , 7pm for 7.30pm, at the biodiversity site on
Massingham Village Hall, 4 entry. Weasenham Road on Saturday
Refreshments available.
14th May, starting at 10 am. We
hope as many people as possiBridge of Spies
ble will come and help us keep
An AmericanGerman historical the meadow, wood and pond
drama-thriller film areas up to scratch. A three-part guided tour of
directed by Steven the Pensthorpe Natural Park is planned for Tuesday 24th May with a few places still available. If
Spielberg from a
screenplay written you want to join us, please call me as soon as
by Matt Charman. possible on 520 056. The Biodiversity Project had
Stars Tom Hanks. planned to open the garden at Long Barn, Kennels Farm on 26th June but the date will now be
Coming soon....
Sunday 19th June to be part of the Parish Coun16th June Sunset Song
th
cils village open gardens. Well have tea, cake,
5 July Mustang (Members Night)
strawberries & cream etc and plants for sale. Please
21st July
Spotlight
include us in your garden tour!
Mike Jackson
18th Aug. The Big Short
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Mallard News

Great British Tennis Weekend


Open Day
Saturday, 14th May
On Saturday, 14th May, we will be taking part in the Great British Tennis Weekend,
a nationwide event organised by the LTA to give everyone the chance to play
tennis for FREE! If youve ever fancied having a go, then nows your chance
all you need is a pair of trainers!
To give you an idea as to what is happening during the day, please see below:
9 - 9.45 am:
Tennis Xpress whether youre a complete novice or a
bit rusty, start the day with a tasty young coach!
10 - 10.45 am:
Junior Fun and Games: (age 7-10)
11 - 11.45 am:
Teenage Tennis no screens involved!
12 - 12.30 pm.
Junior Fun and Games: (age 4-6)
1 - 1.45 pm:
Cardio Tennis a fun way to keep fit. Open to any
level of fitness or tennis ability. Give it a try!
2 - 2.45pm:
Crazy Tennis a bit of fun, learn a couple of tricks.
For all levels of play.
3 - 3.45pm:
Tennis Drills the coach will work on perfecting your
skills!
4pm onwards:
Beat the Coaches your chance to take on the
coaches! Will you win any points at all?
Throughout the day there will be the opportunity for free play, mini-tennis, using
the ball machine and testing your speed of serve. BBQ and refreshments will be
on sale. For further information contact Ali on 520700 or Annie on 520898 and
to book a session go to: clubspark.lta.org.uk/greatmassinghamtennis or chance it
and turn up on the day.
We plan to hold an Open Mixed Doubles Tournament on Sunday, 15th May.
Partnerships arranged for you. For further information contact Annie on 520898.
TREFOIL GUILD COFFEE EVENING
Thursday May 12th
at 7pm
Games, stall and quizzes for you to enjoy
This year the usual entrance fee of 1.50 will include
coffee and cake and a lucky ticket for a prize to be drawn
during the evening. Please come and support this very
enjoyable annual event at the Village Hall.

Your Support will be much appreciated


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ALL HELP IS WELCOME.

Mallard News
Great Massingham & Harpley C of E Schools Federation
Great Massingham C of E Primary School
Weasenham Road
Great Massingham
PE32 2EY
Tel: 01485 520 362

WRAP AROUND CHILDCARE

We know there is a shortage of childcare provision in the area but, at present, we are
unable to offer before and after school childcare at school. The intention of this article is
to try and ascertain how many people would use before and after school care if we were
able to offer it. It would also be helpful to know how many people would like to use this
provision in the near future ie in the next two to three years.
This is all a bit chicken and egg if we have enough interest we may be able to offer a
breakfast and after school club but we wont know if we can offer this until we know
people want it and would be willing to pay for the service, therefore making it possible!
A breakfast club could run from 8am 8.45am and an after school club could run from
3.20pm 5.45 / 6.00 pm.
Costs would be dependent on the number of people using the service the more users
the lower the costs would be. We would need to be able to cover the cost of two members of staff for one hour each morning and two and a half to three hours after school.
If you are interested in this proposal could you please complete the details below,
cut along the dotted line and return to the school (address above).
Answers will only be used to consider the viability of After School Care
and will not be considered an agreement to take up childcare.

NAME ...................................................................................................
NUMBER OF CHILDREN ...
Yes, I would want to use the care arrangements for ... children
and for days per week.
I would be willing to pay up to each day for breakfast
club before school.
I would be willing to pay up to . per hour for an after
school club.
Include any questions here and use the back of the page if necessary.

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Cut along dotted line

WRAP AROUND CHILDCARE

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Message to all Parishioners


To Brexit or not to Brexit? that is the question!
Our votes (yours and mine) as we go to the Polls next month to decide whether the UK
wishes to remain a member of the European Union will probably be the most important
vote we will make at the polls in our life time. It will affect all of us.
The stay in crowd say:
Jobs We maintain trade relations with the continent and thereby secure jobs.
National Security "It is through the EU that we exchange criminal records and passenger records and work together on counter-terrorism,"
National Financial Impact The UK's status as one of the world's biggest financial centres will be diminished if it is no longer seen as a gateway to the EU for the likes of US
banks,
BUT the get out crowd say:
Jobs Control of our own borders means we decide how many immigrants come to the
UK limit the numbers coming in and there will be more jobs available for those already here.
National Security Unless we get out we leave the "door open" to terrorist attacks. Open
borders do not allow us to check and control people.
National Financial Impact Free from EU rules and regulations Britain could reinvent
itself AND there would be an immediate cost saving, as the country would no longer
contribute to the EU budget (13bn)
These are just some of the arguments. None of the above statements tells the full story
by any means but you can see my dilemma as there seems to be equally good arguments
on both sides of the campaign so who to believe and who is right? What to do?
Ive been pondering this conundrum and there is a big part of me, as a Christian, that
says stay with our friends in Europe; we are better, stronger together and surely we
should aim to be an inclusive nation, welcoming and willing to work with our brothers
and sisters across our borders in fellowship and love. Together we can form policies and
friendships that benefit everyone and are a beacon of light in the world. After all (on a
much smaller scale admittedly) that is what our group of ten churches are aiming to do
here to see ourselves as one body of faithful people who help each other, work together, pray together, worship together and reach out together to our communities with
Gods love. We are about taking away boundaries not putting them up.
But then someone remarked to me that if the EU were embedded in Christian Values that
would be fine but sadly it more often seems to be about grabbing at power and the selfish aims of individuals or individual nations.
So where does this leave us? To Brexit or not to Brexit? For me that is still the BIG
question! I shall now go off into a quiet room to pray about it and hope to hear Gods
still small voice guiding my hand as I place my X. Or should that be my
?
With Love, Revd Jane

Craft and Chat


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rd

Mondays 9 and 23 May


from 2pm to 4pm,
In the Village Hall Bar

GRASSROOTS MALAWI
Next Stall on the Green
7th May at 9am
Two in June on the 4th and 18th
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4th May
Wednesday

9.00 am Holy Communion

8th May

Location
Harpley
Great Massingham
Harpley

10.30 am Group Holy Communion


4.00 pm THE GAP

Great Massingham
Pott Row Chapel

15th May

9.30 am Holy Communion


11.00 am Family Service
11.15 am Sung Holy Communion

Little Massingham
Great Massingham
Harpley

22nd May

11.00 am Holy Communion

Great Massingham

th

29 May

1st June
Wednesday

10.30 am Holy Communion


Little Massingham
10.30 am Special Service of Wholeness and Great Massingham
Healing.
9.00 am Holy Communion

Harpley

Monthly Benefice Prayer Meeting, Sunday 1st May at 6pm, at All Saints, Ashwicken.
For more news please visit our benefice website at www.ggmbenefice.uk

CHURCH NEWS
Church Gates
The gates will be fitted during the next two
weeks and the total raised in donations is
now 1,400 which is so appreciated. Heartfelt thanks to everyone.
Wednesday Teas
Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May,
These are now up and running again for the
summer from 3pm to 4.30pm, every
from 10am - 4.00pm.
Wednesday at St Marys Church. Please
THE ARCHDEACON'S CHARGE
come along for a chat and refreshment.
at SANDRINGHAM
Spring Fayre
Calling all runners, walkers, picnickers to
This event on the 9th April was well atcome
and join the Benefice group. This is
tended despite the rainy weather. Thank you
a
great
chance to all get together as St
to all who helped, donated and, of course,
Lawrence
Church, Harpley plan to run a
all who came along and supported.
stall on the day, with tea, cakes and hot
Church Cleaning
dogs. Meet outside their tent
Church cleaning takes place on Saturday
to walk/run/picnic with friends.
mornings at 10am. Please join us.
Stephen Hudson
We look forward to seeing you there
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Adult Couple
20
Individual Adult
14
Over 65 years
10
Juniors (14 17yrs)
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Good beer, real ale, wines and spirits
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Separate snooker room.
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Book the Village Hall for your function 01485 520588

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Useful Numbers
Organisation

Contact

Phone No.

Allotment Association

Gill Goold

07513125964

Borough Council

Mike Tilbury

520340

British Legion & Bell Ringing

Denys Winner

520598

Bowls Club

Peter Wadham

520796

Church Contacts

Revd Judith Pollard


or Revd Jane Holmes

01485 601 251


01553 636227

Community Car Scheme

Office

520823

Coronation Club

Jill Whitmore

520609

County Council

John Dobson

534989

Doctors

Massingham Surgery

520521

The Film Club

Arthur Allen/Barry Talbot

520628/07818 807 738

Fishing Warden

Nigel Yates

520844/07527 866 055

Football Club

Barry Talbot (seniors)

520653

Guide Trefoil Guild

Shirley Rae

520259

Massingham Historical Society

Anthony Robinson

520455

Tennis and Multi-Sports Club

Arthur Allen

520628

Parish Council

Kevin Webb (Clerk)


Vic Cross (Chair)

01328 855 046


520387

Pre-School

Pip Armitage

07807 185 746

Police

Non-emergency

101

School

Ann Beardall

520362

Village Hall

Hall & Bar & Vic Cross

520588/520387

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Mon. to Sat.
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Sun. 9.30 -12.30
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WOWS Dress up for Purple Day!


The WOWS (Women on Wednesdays) made good use of their weekly tennis coaching
session to promote Purple Day Epilepsy Awareness Day. Wearing everything from
purple hair bows to purple laces they even enjoyed purple cake at break time! The
Chocolate Easter Egg Hamper raffle raised over 100 for this worthwhile cause congratulations to the winner, Annie Lawton.
One in 103 people have epilepsy and 87 people in the UK are diagnosed with it every
day. Two members of the group have children with epilepsy so they have personal experience of the life-changing effects a diagnosis can bring.
Many thanks to the WOWS for their support and to others in the village who also bought
raffle tickets.
Tennis Women on Wednesdays

Dates for your Diary May


Date
1,15 May

Event

Time

West Norfolk Folk

7 - 10 pm

7 May

Stalls on the Green

9 May

Historical Soc. AGM & Fun Evening

9,23 May

Craft & Chat

10 May
12 May

Mobile Library
Trefoil Guild Coffee Evening

14
14
19
22

Biodiversity Project
Tennis Open Day
Film Club
Strollers Walk

May
May
May
May

26 May

9am
7.30 - 9pm
2 4 pm
From 11am
7pm
10am
All day
7 for 7.30pm
9.30 am

Quiz

7.30pm

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Place
Village Hall Bar
Near the Well
Village Hall
Village Hall Bar
As timetabled
Village Hall
Weasenham Road Pond
Tennis Courts
Village Hall
At the Well
Village Hall Bar

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