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March 2017

Grimston, Roydon
Congham and Pott Row
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GRIMSTON, POTT ROW, ROYDON & CONGHAM

Hello Everyone

I hope you like this month’s cover picture, which shows Spring is just round the
corner. It was taken in Margaret Okill’s garden in Pott Row.
Another thank you goes to Chrissy Brace for her Sydney Fruit Cake Recipe, she
was given this recipe in Australia.

Best Wishes

Your Editor

The Deadline for submissions for the April issue is 16th March

EDITOR: Chrissy Shale grimstonvillagelink@outlook.com KL-617817
ADVERTISING: Roger Haywood, haywood301@btinternet.com KL-630301
Contributions by e-mail should if possible be sent as plain text,
or if on paper should be delivered to 9,Leziate Drove, Pott Row PE32 1DB
Distribution: George Wood (Congham), Mary Roper (Grimston),
Kath Evison (Roydon), Roger Haywood (Pott Row)

“THE VILLAGE LINK “ can now be seen on line at the Churches’ web site www.ggmbenefice.uk
WEB SITE EDITOR: Contact Steve Williamson, editor@ggmbenefice.co.uk 01553-630203
TEAM RECTOR : The Revd. Jane Holmes jmh200@btinternet.com 01553 636227
TEAM VICAR : The Revd. Judith Pollard wotzpollard@aol.com 601251

ST. BOTOLPH'S CHURCH, GRIMSTON
Wardens: Mrs Jan. Willson, 50 Chapel Road, Pott Row 601666
Mrs Ellen Scott, 18 Rectory Close Roydon 600612
ST. ANDREWS CHURCH, CONGHAM
Wardens: Mrs Helen Lilley, Heath House, Hillington 600153

ALL SAINT'S CHURCH, ROYDON
Wardens: Mr Colin Grimes, 74, Station Road, Roydon 600059
Mr Ivan Hudson, 72, Station Road, Roydon 600471
CHURCH ORGANISATIONS
WAHM Club: Mrs Ellen Scott, 18, Rectory Close, Roydon 600612
Child Protection Officer: Mrs Shirley Hone, 8, Lynn Road, Grimston 600750
Bell Ringers: Mr Michael Harding, 4, Stebbings Close Pott Row Grimston 600041
POTT ROW METHODIST CHURCH
Minister: Rev. Catherine Dixon, 9, Peckover Way, South Wootton 01553-676918
Church Mr Stephen Watts, 32 Chapel Road 600593
Village Website: www.grimston.org.uk
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Light and Life
With February gone the cold dark winter months are behind us at last!! How we
have longed (well I have) for the warmer days of Spring bringing with them light
and new life.
But it seems to me that it's not only the weather that has been cold and dark
lately. The world seems to be a more unstable and darker place than ever before.
We are witnessing massive movements of people around the world, continuing
wars in the Middle East, terrorist acts and threats, Brexit, and now, to cap it all,
Donald Trump!
What on earth does the future hold for us?
We all long for a brighter, safer future for ourselves, for our families, our children,
grandchildren and indeed for the whole world. But there is so much uncertainty
and insecurity. Is this something new, or has it always been like this? The world
has been through troubling times before and come out the other side but now,
somehow, the stakes seem so much higher. Donald Trump has been described
as “the most powerful man on earth” – heaven help the world!
I offer you some thoughts to reflect upon this month as we travel through Lent.
Lent covers the weeks running up to the poignancy of Maundy Thursday and the
pain of Good Friday before the joyful celebration of Easter Day. Lent is a good
time to slow down and 'take stock'.
Christmas has long gone but back in Jesus' day – the first Christmas – life was
pretty difficult then too. The people were surrounded by soldiers, crushed and
oppressed by a new and Mighty Power – the Romans. Everyday life was a
struggle for ordinary people and the future must have seemed bleak.
Into that uncertainty came Jesus – quietly and almost unnoticed – well it's true, a
handful of shepherds noticed and a few wise men from the East – but practically
everybody else missed this world changing event. The arrival of the 'Light of the
World' – come to save the world – bringing light and new life. The mighty power
of God at work on earth! There is no greater power than this and Jesus' power is
still alive. It is a different kind of power, it is not power over people but the power
to love all people and help them to love one another 'as He has first loved us'.
Jesus came to show us a different way; a way based on love, peace and justice
for all; and if the world is to be a brighter and safer place for all of us to live in then
perhaps His Way is the one to try. It's not easy – but then He never said it would
be!
Some final words in a famous quote from G K Chesterton to ponder on this
month:
"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been
found difficult, and left untried".
Much Love Revd Jane
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Grimston May Bank Holiday

Art Exhibition.

Norfolk Creative Arts would like to invite artists to exhibit in an exhibition of local
talent, similar to the exhibition previously run by St Botolph's church in Grimston.
The Exhibition will run from Tuesday 25th April until the Bank holiday Monday on
the 1st May. As the exhibition will be in the school, it can’t be as big as when it
was in the church, therefore it will be limited to 100 pieces. Artists (living within a
50 mile radius) who wish to apply to take part should register with
hans@norfolkcreativearts.co.uk to receive an application form. The closing date
of application will be the 31st March. It will then go to a panel of judges to choose
the final 100. A donation will be given to St Botolph's in aid of this event. Good
Luck

Grimston Cricket Club

A new season is fast approaching and we start the ground preparation for the
New Year. This season the club are in two leagues, a Sunday afternoon league
and a mid week over 40s league. The club is also in two cups again one on
Sundays and the other midweek. We play 40 over cricket on the Sunday and
20/20 on the midweek matches.

If you would like to come and play whether you are and old player getting back
into,the game or someone just starting you are most welcome to come and join
the team. Also if you would like to help in any way umpiring, pitch preparation or
financially you are also most welcome. Please contact Tim Tilbrook on
07552994123.

The club would like to thank Kieth Israel from The King's Lynn Mortgage Centre,
The Village Shop, John Wicks Caravans, and Leziate Drove Garage Ltd for their
support over the last twelve months. The club needs help and their help has been
a great assistance.

Let us all hope for a good spring and summer and do feel free to come and
support the club during the season.

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Caroline's Charity Bingo Event at The Anvil
Congham

In aid of the Children's Liver Disease Foundation

Thursday, 2 March at the Anvil

Doors open at 6:00pm
Eyes down at 7:30pm

Everyone welcome

Grimston and District Good Companions

At our January meeting we had our usual social afternoon which included a short
Beetle Drive - strange how most of the winners were sitting at the same table...! As
always we were treated to a delicious tea prepared by Ann and Margaret.
Our February meeting was held at the Three Horseshoes where we enjoyed our
annual lunch together. Many thanks to the friendly staff who looked after us so well.
Our March meeting will be our AGM, followed by a light hearted Quiz.
New members are always welcome, as are visitors - for details just ring Nick on
600769 or Shirley on 600750.

BINGO
Monday March 13th

in the Village Hall Pott Row

Funds for Cassy Blackmur

running the London Marathon

in aid of Tapping House Hospice.

Great Prizes!

Please come, we need your support

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Holly Meadows PTA

On Saturday 20th May from 12-5 Holly Meadows PTA will be holding MeadowFest
on Holly Meadows Primary school field. This will be a fete/fun day incorporating
live music, craft stalls, traditional fete stalls, bouncy castles, displays and a dog
show very kindly sponsored by Sunnyside Veterinary Clinic in Roydon. The local
Holly Meadows Youth Football Club will also be holding a football tournament
during the afternoon as well, we are looking forward to a real community event!!
If you would like to run a stall for your own community group or would like to have
a craft stall please email Emma on emwhitmore@icloud.com for further
information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Nar Valley Ornithological Society (NarVOS)

Tuesday 28th March 2017, 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 Dr Pam Taylor, on the subject of:

Dragonflies

We are delighted to welcome Dr Pam Taylor on her first visit to a NarVOS meeting.
Pam is President of the British Dragonfly Society and she is also Norfolk County
Recorder for Dragonflies. About 32 species of Dragonflies and Damselflies are
found in Norfolk. With such a knowledgeable and enthusiastic speaker as Pam we
are bound to have a great evening

Visitors most welcome. Admission £2 on the night if you are not a NarVOS
member. For more information about this meeting or NarVOS call Ian Black on
01760 724092.

Vacuumers Wanted Urgently

St Botolphs Church needs volunteers from the community to assist in keeping
the church vacuumed and clean. The current church population is now mostly
elderly and there has been attrition because of ill health. The church is a very
valuable asset to Grimston so I m hoping that a few people could find an hour
every 2-3 months to give a hand with the vacuuming roster. The more people that
volunteer, the less the work. Please phone Judith Gough 01485 609217 or email
goughpj@btinternet.com
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1917 – Another Year of War. Continuing stories of the village Fallen of WW1
Many of the men who were conscripted in 1916 had their first real taste of
combat at the beginning of 1917 and in the village the year began with two more
deaths.
Ernest Mayes - January 16th 1917

Ernest was the third of six boys in the Mayes Family. When war broke out he was
already married – he had married Clara Rudd in 1913 – and by 1915 they had a new
baby daughter. Ernest's younger brother George had been killed in July 1915 and
Ernest joined up in the spring of the following year before he was conscripted. Ernest
enlisted in King's Lynn and he initially joined the Norfolk Regiment. Having arrived on
the Western Front in the autumn of 1916 he was transferred to the 1st
Cambridgeshire Regiment and sometime thereafter he joined an attachment to a
tunnelling company of Royal Engineers. The tunnellers were men recruited for their
knowledge of mining or quarrying but alongside the skilled men the engineers had
"attached infantry" acting as 'beasts of burden'. These men, including Ernest, would
have been fetching and carrying the many essential elements of mining
paraphernalia, pumping air and water and removing spoil – the earth produced by
the digging of the tunnels. It is not clear whether these men were volunteers or were
“chosen”, nor whether they were paid extra as the miners were. In January 1917 the
1st Cambridge were in various sectors of the front line or in the Canal Bank dugouts,
the cold and damp weather was a constant. The tunnellers were busy digging a
series of mines under the German lines and it was during this time that Ernest died. It
seems that he died from some kind of chest or heart problem or from the respiratory
diseases such as influenza, tuberculosis, pleurisy and pneumonia which were rife in
the trenches. When he became ill Ernest was taken to the Casualty Clearing Station
at Lijssenthoek, just five miles from the Cambridgeshire's base at Branhoek. He may
have died before he arrived and he is buried here. Clara received a letter from one of
his officers explaining this “we were returning to a rest camp when your husband
complained of difficulty in getting his breath. On reaching camp he received medical
attention but he passed away during the night, it may well be some comfort to you to
know that he was well spoken of by his comrades and NCOs.”

We have photographs of Ernest. Please get in touch if you are related.
Ian and Steph Hall 01485 600470.

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01485 600341
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The hay fever season will start soon, so be
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If you have previously had a prescription for hay fever
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Over-the-counter nasal sprays usually cost about the
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HM YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB NEEDS YOU!!

Holly Meadows Youth football Club are looking for girls and boys aged who would
like to play football with a local club in a friendly, encouraging, fun and supportive
environment.

We're running sessions on the field at Holly Meadows School, every Wednesday
starting March 29th from 5 to 6pm, £2 pay & play) for anyone aged 5 to 12 who
might be interested in joining us or even if you just fancy playing an hour of
football on a Wednesdays! The only criteria is that you want to play football!!

We treat all players equally. there's no obligation to join and all abilities are
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Please let us know if you're planning to come along or, if you'd like to find out
more, email us at hollymeadowsyfc@gmail.com, check out our page at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HMYFC/, or call one of us on the numbers
below. We hope you can join us!

Phil Hurr - Chairman Nigel Billing - Secretary/Welfare Officer
07881 905067 07771 840894

GRIMSTON VILLAGE HALL
BOOK & JIGSAW PUZZLE SALE
in the Village Hall
on Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm.
March 1st, 15th and 29th
All are welcome with no obligation.
Please come and have a look.

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Pott Row Methodist Church

Divine worship for March 2017 at 10.30am

5th March - To be arranged by Local Methodists
12th March - Songs of Praise led by Rev'd Catherine Dixon
19th March - Mr John Houghton from St Germans
26th March -To be arranged by Local Methodists
2nd April - Rev'd Catherine Dixon Holy Communion

Coffee Morning will be on Thursday 9th March at 32 Chapel Road
at 10.30am.

Pott Row Lunch will be back again on Thursday 23rd March at 12 noon.

Saturday 18th March - Coffee Morning in aid of Norfolk Hospice Tapping House at
Pott Row Methodist Church. Coffee and cakes, free entry.
10am to 12 noon.

Saturday 29th April - Coffee Morning with BBQ in aid of Pott Row Methodist
Church at the home of Mr & Mrs Peach, 62 Low Road, Congham.
Cake stall, bric-a-brac stall, teas and coffees. All are welcome.
10am - 12 noon.

Pott Row Methodist Church
Looking ahead in 2017

12th March - Songs of Praise 10.30am
18th March - Coffee Morning in aid of Tapping House
10am to 12 noon
29th April - Coffee Morning with BBQ and stalls
in aid of Pott Row Methodist Church
at the home of Mr & Mrs Peach, 62 Low Road, Congham

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Parish Registers – Dates for your diary
Funerals Monthly Benefice Prayer Meetings
Join us as we gently pray together
30th January at St Nicholas, Gayton over matters across our parishes.
Leonard Bowen This is always important and
especially so in these changing
31st January at St Mary, Gt. times. All are
Massingham Esther Fanneran welcome
th
Sunday 5 March
nd
2 February at St Botolph, 3pm at All Saints
Grimston Barbara Carter Roydon
nd
th
8 February at St Botolph, Grimston Sunday 2 April
Jane Widdicombe St Mary Gayton
Thorpe
th
9 Febraury at Mintlyn
Betty Hardy of Grimston .

th
27 February at Mintlyn
Robert Thaxton previously of Gayton
th
28 February at Mintlyn
Graham Rothwell of W. Winch
th
rd
3 March at Mintlyn Sunday 12 March
Clifford Knights of Grimston at 4pm

Lord, be with all those who grieve At Pott Row Methodist Chapel
comfort and strengthen them in the A very relaxed time together with
coming weeks, that they may know prayer and praise
you presence. st
Ash Wednesday 1 March
Baptisms There will be
th
services for Ash
19 February at St Nicholas, Gayton Wednesday
Ellen-Rose Tidd at St Lawrence
th
Harpley at 9am
26 February at St Botolph, Holy Communion
Grimston with Ashing and a
Ruby Jeffery-Bettles service of
Meditations and ashing at 7pm St
We welcome Ellen-Rose and Ruby Botolph, Grimston
into the church family

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Women’s World
th
Day of Prayer On Sunday 26 March
We are having a family
services for Mothering
Sunday at 10.30am at St
Botolph Grimston
“Am I being unfair to you?”
EVENTS COMING
A service for Women’s World Day of UP
rd
Prayer is to be held on Friday 3 CONCERT FOR ST BOTOLPH
March at 2pm at Pott Row Methodist GRIMSTON
Chapel. On Saturday 6th May at 7.30 pm we
The service is open to everyone (not are holding the first of many
just women) so do come and join fundraising concerts
with us. to raise funds for the
church Organ at
Grimston.

We will be having the
Kings Lynn male
voice choir and the Kings Lynn brass
band playing and singing together.
Tickets will be £10 and £8
concession
In February Messy Church we Available from PCC members or on
looked at Jesus walking on the water, the door or phone 07837331023 and
leave a message.
Messy Church this month will be
held in the Jubilee Hall at Gayton on LAST NIGHT AT THE PROMS
rd
Thursday 23 March.
Arrival 3.30pm for colouring and
refreshments – strict kick off with
songs and story by 4pm.
We look forward to seeing you there Also coming up in September we will
for some more fun (and food!) be having a last night at the proms
concert in St Botolphs on Saturday
th th
On Saturday 15 April from 10am 16 September. Please note
till 12.30 in St change of date unfortunately the
Nicholas Church wrong sate was quoted in last
Gayton, we will be month’s magazine.
doing Messy Easter
Do make a date in your diary for
these coming events

MOTHERING SUNDAY
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SERVICES FOR MARCH 2017
1st March Ash Wednesday
9.00am St. Lawrence Harpley Holy Communion
7pm St Botolph Grimston Service of Ashing

Friday 3rd March Women's World Day of Prayer
2pm Pott Row Methodist Chapel

5th March 1st Sunday in Lent
8.30am St Mary East Walton Holy Communion
9.30am St Lawrence Harpley Family Service
10.30am St Botolph Grimston Holy Communion
10.30am St Nicholas, Gayton Morning Praise
11.00am St Mary Great Massingham Holy Communion

12th March 2nd Sunday in Lent
10.30am St Mary Great Massingham Group Holy Communion
4pm Pott Row Methodist Chapel The Gap

15th March
9am St Botolph Grimston Holy Communion

19th March 3rd Sunday in Lent
8.30am All Saints, Roydon Holy Communion
9.30am St Andrew Little Massingham Holy Communion
10.30am St Nicholas, Gayton Holy Communion
10.30am St Botolph, Grimston Morning Praise
11.00am St Mary Great Massingham Family Service
11.15am St Lawrence Harpley Sung Holy Communion

26th March 4th Sunday in Lent Mothering Sunday
8.30am St Andrew, Congham Holy Communion

10.30am St Botolph, Grimston Family Service
11.00am St Mary Great Massingham Holy Communion
6pm St Lawrence Harpley Choral Evensong

2nd April 5th Sunday in Lent
8.30am All Saints, Ashwicken Holy Communion
9.30am St Lawrence Harpley Family Service
10.30am St Nicholas, Gayton Morning Praise
10.30am St Botolph, Grimston Holy Communion
11am St Mary Great Massingham Holy Communion

5th April
9.00am St. Lawrence Harpley Holy Communion
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a no-obligation estimate Approved supplier and installer of UPVC Windows, conservatories, doors,
fascia & guttering, cladding, garage doors and car ports.
Tel – 01485 601329 Approved installer of Firestone flat rubber roofing & GRP Fibre Glass
Mobile – 07771 984360 roofing
Call Tim Curtis on 07794 085473 / 01553 760543
Email r.bramham@gmail.com Email: tim@curtishi.co.uk Website: www.curtishi.co.uk
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Your local
HANDYWOMAN
HANDYWOMAN
NAOMI LITTLEWOOD
Mobile 07557790226
yourlocalhandywoman@gmail.com

NO JOB TOO SMALL

R.J. STAFF Garden Maintenance
& Landscape Contractors
Grass Mowing Turfing Border Maintenance
Seeding Fencing Paving Tree Cutting
Pruning Garden Waste Removal
Sand, Shingle, Topsoil, Cement delivered
We will treat your garden as if it’s our own!
Tel. 01485-600753
Mobile 07860-217764
4 Hazel Close, The Meadows, Grimston
e-mail: richard@rjstaff.freeserve.co.uk
established 1983
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Greenfingers - February

Julia Stafford-Allen gave a comprehensive illustrated talk on the National Garden
Scheme: private gardens on public view. Norfolk gardens raised £110,000 in
2016, the National Garden Scheme raised £2.7 million. The main beneficiaries
were Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Nurses, Hospice UK, Carers' Trust,
the Queen's Nursing Institute, Parkinsons UK and the MS Society. This money is
raised by private garden owners and volunteers who are generous with their time.
The NGS “Yellow Book” of gardens to visit is now available at all garden centres
and tourist offices.
Members were reminded to sign up for the Spring Show and Supper on April 11th.
Suggestions were invited for a local charity to support in 2017.
A Plant & Cake Sale will be held on May 27th in the Village Hall from 10 till 12.
Plant of the month winners were:
1st Margaret Gladman 2nd Sabrina Root 3rd Jenny Haywood

The next meeting will be on March 14th when Hugh Lanham will be speaking
about “Getting more food from your garden”.
All visitors are most welcome.

Remembering at Easter

Lilies will once more be a central part of the Easter flower decoration in Grimston
Church. If you would like to sponsor the cost of a lily in memory of a loved one or
loved ones, please let me know by March 31st at the latest, as they have to be
ordered from the nursery.
A list of all who are remembered in this way will be displayed in church during the
Easter period.

The estimated cost will be £2.50 per lily.

Donations to the flower fund are always welcome.

Jenny Haywood

Call 01553 630301 or email haywood301@btinternet.com

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Grimston Eye

I don't know if is my imagination but the odd times I go into Lynn, as I walk along to my
destination, most people seem to have the world on their shoulders. The only smile is
in a shop from the lady behind the counter.
How different it is back at Grimston! Again many smiles from the ladies behind the
counter - yes I know that there I'm recognised, but whenever passing someone
outside there's always a smile and a greeting such as, "How are you?" Better still,
when passing a young lad I'd never seen before, he gave me a huge smile that really
made my day!
The Post Office is a good meeting place to go shopping; nearly always you can meet
somebody there whom you have not seen for a while and who is happy to stop and
have a chat. I hope you will agree with me that Grimston is a very friendly village.
Have you been along Lynn Road recently? It made me think.......

PAST.............. the SRV garage

PRESENT....... no more to be seen, just heaps of soil

FUTURE..........?????????????????

SYDNEY FRUIT CAKE

Self-raising flour 225g (8oz)
Caster Sugar 100g (4oz)
Dried Fruit 350g (12oz)
Eggs 2
Margarine or Butter 100g (4oz) - melted
Mixed Spice 1/2 teaspoon
Ground Nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon
Milk 150ml (1/4 pint)
Pinch of Salt
Few drops of Almond or vanilla essence

Place all the ingredients in bowl and mix well until the mixture is creamy. Line
20.5cm (8in) cake tin with greaseproof paper and spoon in the mixture. Bake at
180 degrees centigrade or 350 F (Gas Mark 4) for 1-1 1/2 hours until firm in
centre.

This recipe comes all the way from Australia for us to try and enjoy.

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WAYNE TUFFS
Accommodation Bricklayer and General Builder
En Suite Rooms
Full Disabled Facilities All building work undertaken, including
Off Road Parking new builds, extensions, garden walls,
patios, tiling, alterations, repairs,
13, High Cottages
Congham and more
Jayne & Rob
01485 601358 Tel: 01485 601152 Mobile: 07879 476127

Walnuts
Cattery
TUESDAY & FRIDAY
EVENINGS
BOARDING
SATURDAY MORNING Weekly or Weekends
TO FIND US PLEASE CALL Pauline Suckling
ON 22 The Walnuts, Grimston
01485 600845
07769 580 758 07887 982887

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Tree surgery &
VERY REASONABLE
hedge maintenance
RATES

Grimston
JOHN MINDHAM
(Professionally Insured) Village Hall
Tel. 01760-755423 CLIFFE-EN-HOWE ROAD
Friendly, Reliable Service (Westacre); POTT ROW
References Available 07770 488788
Fully Insured Telephone
No Job Too Small Hillington 600440
e. info@fairgreengardening.co.uk Registered Charity 303963
m. 07990 795574

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hardwood and softwood firewood to Fitted Bedroom, Kitchens,
Loads of approx 2.8 cubic metres
Free delivery within 10 miles of PE33 0DP Carpentry Work & Tiling.
Please phone during the evening
for details and prices
Professional, reliable & fully
and now a insured. Phone Gary for
using Rodtech Power
07780 your free quotation:
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or 01485 600981
Inspection certificates provided
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Tel. 01485 600901 Tel: 01485 540645 07494 835979
www.randbmowermen-d.co.uk www.horses4massage.co.uk
or 0777 5514 572 helen@horses4massage.co.uk
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Hudson Fen Leisure Limited (Incorporating PARC)

Summary of accounts for 2016
Expenditure
Planning permission for replacement Porta-cabin 192.50
Accountant 283.00
Replace back of basketball hoop 58.00
Swings 4926.00
Rent 60.00
Insurance 729.08
Safety Inspection 208.80
Wasp nest destroyed/moles caught 60.00
Car boot expenses 108.97
Play area maintenance 86.94
Repairs to Portacabin 163.00
6876.35

Income

Council donations 1129.08
HFAT donation towards swings 1000.00
Carboot stalls 1042.50
Bucket donations at carboot 582.52
Tea stall 37.40
Interest on savings 43.10
Hook a duck stall at tractor rally 132.20
Refund on planning 95.00
4061.80

As you can see we have made a loss this year of £2814.55 so if you have some
ideas for fund raising or suggestions for facilities on the play area please come to
our annual meeting at the village hall Pott Row on Thursday 9th March at 7.30pm.

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St Andrew's Church – Pews for sale

Congham Church has 4 oak choir pews which are in need of new homes.

After receiving approval from the Diocese of Norwich, these 4 choir pews have
been replaced by 4 pews taken from the back of the church giving a large area
suitable for social events. All the pews which now remain in the church were
commissioned by the Everard family in memory of loved ones killed in the Great
War.

If you are interested in the choir pew(s) please contact the Churchwarden, Helen
Lilley on 01485 600153, for more information and to arrange a viewing. All
reasonable offers will be considered

Kings Lynn Hospital League of Friends
This year we raised the wonderful total of £1688.92, which is almost the same
amount as we raised last year.
Thank you once again for your continued support and generosity. It is nice to
know we help contribute to an ever increasingly bankrupt NHS and to buy
equipment for our local hospital, which ultimately helps us all.
Thank you, of course, to the collectors, that goes without saying.

Marlene Chettleburgh

East Anglian Air Ambulance Bingo

We are holding a Bingo in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance on Friday 28th
April 2017 at the ffolkes Arms, Hillington. Eyes down 7.30pm. If anyone would
like to donate a prize for this event please contact Monica on 01485 600868.
Thank you.

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JB Gardening
Services
Any Gardening Job
Undertaken

Lawn Care & Cutting
Hedge Trimming/Cutting (chainsaw licence held)
Hand Weeding
Spraying (full chemical licence held)
Planting & Planning
Hanging Baskets, Pots & Containers
Vegetable Garden Planting & Care

Please Contact Juliette For
A Free Quote
01553 849775 or 07920843208

JON SAUNDERS Brian R Goodison
CARPENTRY & JOINERY Carpentry, Joinery,
Plumbing,
Windows – U.P.V.C. & Wood
Kitchens . Doors . Stairs
Building Maintenance
Bespoke Joinery, Restoration & Repairs Tel : 01553 630825
“NO JOB’S TOO SMALL – Mob: 07949 301512
I DO THEM ALL” Email: BGoodison730@
203 Wootton Road, King's Lynn BTinternet.com
TEL: 01553 673885 MOBILE: 07887 771063 No Job too Small

Midnight Motors
Vehicle Technicians
Services, mot’s, diagnostic
Breakdown, tyres, brakes,
any car, any age
James Parker
82 Chapel Road, Pott Row
07788 136155
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C.J BUFFHAM
Cups & Saucers
SERVICES
Gardener & Handyman

All General Gardening Tuesday to Saturday
Pretty Vintage and Maintenance work 9.30 – 5
Bone China Tea Sets
considered Telephone for appointment
For Hire

Birthdays, Christenings, Competitive Rates & 01553-630086
Celebrations & Functions Reliable Service
83 Leziate Drove
Call Anita Tel – 07460 233 014 (by Chris Spragg’s Garage)
07701334787
cjbuffham@hotmail.com

DO YOU FEEL VULNERABLE OR ISOLATED?
DO YOU HAVE MOBILITY ISSUES OR ARE YOU
PRONE TO FALLS?
DO YOU FEEL SAFE & SECURE IN YOUR OWN HOME?

We provide Carelines, keysafes and minor adaptations. We aim to reduce falls
and keep you safe and warm in your home. Ring today for a free homeassessment.

Tel: 01553 616200
www.careline-cs. org.uk
1170-126-1

J & J TREE SERVICES LTD
Commercial & Private Tree Contractors
Tree Surgery
Stump Grinding/Removal
Maintenance & Felling
Hedge Management
Site Clearance
Free Quotations
Tel. 01485 – 600647
Mobile 07930 718183

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The Last Word

“I made it clear that I would be faithful to my promise.” So one Member of
Parliament said when interviewed as to why she had voted against the Brexit
motion. Very commendable, I thought. How many promises do politicians make
and never keep them once in power.

It took my mind back to a small and yet important promise I had made a good
while ago. As a young bachelor, back in the days when it was acceptable to refer
to oneself as a bachelor, I promised my landlady that I would pay for my room and
lodging every Friday. Sometimes it was inconvenient in days when ATMs were not
on every high street, but as far as I can recall the promise was kept.

More recently I was on a flight to Yanji City, Gilin Province, NE China with my
wife. The flight was fine, but we were a little anxious having not heard from our
host for many weeks that he had received our flight details. All was well as we
saw his smiling face in the arrivals hall. “Why didn't you confirm your flight details
with me”, he said chiding us gently? It was clear our confirming emails hadn't got
through, probably blocked by the Chinese government. The President of the
University we were visiting announced with a smile on his face, “I told my faculty
members that if an English man says he is arriving on a particular flight, you can
be sure he will arrive!”

But I wonder sometimes these days if such confidence is a thing of the past. We
now have media programmes explaining exactly what “faked news” is all about.
Some actions are justified as “post truth”. Newspaper editors will publish an article
knowing it is rumour more than fact, either to sell more copies or push a political
bias. There are “scams” galore, with all kinds of blocking devices on phone and
computer.

Haven't these sort of things always being going on? Well yes and no. The point is
that the assured grounds of truth are becoming no longer foundational to the
British way of life. The government gives the impression of wanting to rewrite the
code of behaviour with what is termed “British Values”. Some forces are at work
casting off the mooring ropes, and it feels as a nation we are drifting out to sea,
and with no one at the helm knowing where we will end up. I doubt it will be
paradise and someone needs to take a firm hold of the wheel.

The sadness is that some are glad that the mooring ropes have been cast, and
now anything and everything is valid. But if everything is valid, then nothing is”
true truth”, and we really are at sea.
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Robert Fox Renovation
Your Complete Service
Tel. 01485 601246
Mob. 07745 677674
robertfoxrenovation@
hotmail.co.uk
Fully Insured

A modern and well-equipped practice
staffed by friendly qualified people, with
your pet’s best interest at heart

Hall Farm, Church Lane
Roydon, King’s Lynn
PE32 1AR 01485 600022
Consultations by appointment
Weekdays 09.00 – 12.00, 15.00 – 18.00
Saturday 09.00 – 12.00
24 hour emergency service
www.sunnysidevets.co.uk

Richard Lamb
BSc, Lic.Ac, M.B.Ac.C.
Traditional Chinese PHIL HURR ROOFING
Acupuncture
For all your roofing needs – New roofs,
Grimston Medical Centre Re-roofs, Tiled & slate, Repairs and Leaks,
600341
Lead work, Fascias and guttering,
Telephone
Competitive Prices
01263-
823724 Phone - 01485 609133 / 07881905067
evenings 32 Station Road, Roydon, KL, PE32 1AW
Home visits available

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Email: anvilcongham@gmail.com
Home Made Food served daily. Please drop in and collect a menu or give us a call.
Home of:-Great Food, Great Real Ales
Home made Food & Sunday Carvery
Warm Welcome
Caravan Site open all Year
Live Music on Friday
Functions

Find us on Facebook…Anvilcongham
A warm welcome from Karl, Kath and the team.

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Telephone numbers are as from Hillington exch (01485) for Kings Lynn numbers, dial 01553

1st Gayton Rainbows: Karen Williamson,79 Chapel Road, Pott Row 07774 557280
Art Group: Mrs Sue Willis, 3 Fen Lane, Pott Row KL-630579
Ashwicken V.A. School, Head Teacher: Mrs Susan Collison KL-630352
Beavers, Cubs & Scouts: Mr Ian Hall, 4 The Walnuts, Grimston 600470
Bowls Club: Mrs Daphne Parsons, 3 Bracken Way, Grimston 601492
1st Brownies: Catherine Leigh, Old Forge, Church Farm Barns, Gayton KL-636318
Council (Borough of King's Lynn & West Norfolk) KL-692722
County Councillors: Congham: John Dobson, Moat Cottage, Old Hunstanton Hall 534265
Grimston & Roydon: Jason Law, 11 The Howards, North Wootton 524217
Crafty Villagers Theresa George KL-630538
Cricket Club: Mr Tim Tilbrook, Willow Farm, Station Road, Roydon 601413
Borough Councillors: Congham, Mr Tim Tilbrook, 57 Station Road, Roydon 601413
Grimston, Pott Row, Roydon, Mrs Susan Fraser cllr.susan.fraser@west-norfolk.gov.uk 600263
District Nurse: Grimston Medical Centre, Congham Road KL- 668777
Dementia Adventure: Leslie Williams 601220
Doctors' Surgery: Drs Archer, Scott & Clifton, Medical Centre, Congham Road 600341
Fen & Allotment Trust: Mr John Missing, 11 Back Lane, Pott Row 600875
Flitham V.P.A. School: Head Teacher: Mrs Angela Eden 600383
Football: Mr Allan Dungey, 8 Hawthorn Avenue, Grimston 601279
Fourville Players: Mrs Margaret Garrod, Ivy Cottage, Cliffe-en-Howe-Road 600127
Friends of St. Botolph's: Mr Peter Coe, Spring House, Candlestick Lane, Grimston 600337
Good Companions: Mr Nick Smith Tel. 600769 or Mr/Mrs Bill Hone 600750
Greenfingers:Cynthia Jackson, 47 Phillip Rudd Court, Pott Row 601210
Guides: Mrs Linda Watkinson, St. Winifred's, Lynn Road, Gayton KL-636629
Health Visitor: Grimston Medical Centre, Congham Road KL-782641
Holly Meadows School: Vong Lane, Head Teacher: Mrs Rachael Williams 600241
Hudson Fen/PARC: Secretary Mrs Mary Roper 9 Briar Close, Grimston 600003
Little FishesPlaytine: Jane Reeve 07813104519
Member of Parliament:Sir Henry Bellingham, Congham Manor, St. Andrew's Lane 600559
Parish Council Clerks:
Grimston: Mrs Philippa Sewell, 10 Robin Hill, Heacham, PE31 7SS 572037
Congham: Mrs Kate Sayer, Buttermere, Lynn Road, Hillington, PE31 6BJ 600825
Roydon: Mrs Pippa Winson, 37 Ullswater Avenue, South Wootton, Pe30 3NJ KL-674382
Police: 999 for emergencies For everything else 101 or KL-691211
Community Support Team 0845-4564567 for rowdy behaviour or 01953 424242
Pott Row & District Bridleways Association: Theresa George, 31 Leziate Drove, Pott Row KL-630538
Public Rights of Way Wardens: Mr David Grimes, 24 Church Lane, Roydon 600388
Residents Assoc.: Mr Clare de Whalley, 5 Chequers Road, Grimston 600391
Roydon Common: Norfolk Wildlife Trust: Mr Bill Boyd 578745
Springwood Academy, King's Lynn Head Teacher: Mr Andrew Johnson KL-773393
TiddlyPotts Playgroup : Emma Baker Tel: 07401 142921
Tree Warden (Parish of Grimston) Mr Philip Parker, 7 Leziate Drove KL-630866
Women's Institute: Mary Roper, 9 Briar Close, Grimston, PE32 1XD 600003
Village Hall: Mr David Giles, Brackendale, Cliffe-en-Howe Road, Pott Row 600440

(Organisations are invited to send corrections to this list where appropriate)

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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 stair lift

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 0790 333 5327

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Services offered: years experience
§Preparation & filing of Accounts for Self
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§Tax Returns for individuals and businesses
§Payroll Services including Auto Enrolment
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F U N E R A L S E RV I C E S

THORNALLEY FUNERAL SERVICES
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Conservatory Cleaning, Window Cleaning, Patio Cleaning,
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