Quiz Night
Saturday 20th May. 7pm for 7.30pm start
Watton Evening WI
Wells Cole Community Centre, Bell Lane, Saham Toney
Teams of 6, £5 per person. Light refreshments
Bar & Raffle. To book your team call 01953 889167
Proceeds to Watton District Guiding

I can’t believe how quickly the year is beginning of how the idea for the books we have seen the reporting of finding ‘Hero’
racing by . . . another month full of all read as children originated, from the Bronze Age skeleton found by Bennets
activities. New members met over a coffee very first drawing of Peter Rabbit sent to a Homes when excavating the site to build
to discover the background of the Wi and governess’ son in a letter……and now to The Signals housing estate. On our way out
answer any of their questions, Royal one book being sold every 15 seconds of the meeting we saw the replica of ‘Hero’
Norfolk Show WI group met to discuss this somewhere in the world. It was a at present on loan to Watton Sports Centre.
year’s entry and Craft Club members fascinating, humorous and sometimes sad This was funded by Bennets Homes but
finished off decorating their stones with tale and enlightening when you also hear of will be on constant loan and housed in
some imaginative designs whilst others her desire to preserve the farming Wayland Hall once the Museum is opened.
wrapped bran tub prizes in preparation for community and countryside in Lake Mark gave an informative, insight into the
our stall at Watton Dog Show. Twelve District culminating in bequeathing all her journey and it was evident of the passion
members met at No5 Dereham for the land, which was vast, to the National Trust. and dedication of those involved in this
Lunch Club, and five members attended Over a hundred members and guests project. We were fortunate to view and
the Federation Annual Meeting. enjoyed a fashion show at Queens Hall. handle the original records dating back to
In addition we also had our Group Meeting The clothes from the Artichoke Collection 1640 and to copies of documents showing
with Saham Toney along with members of were modelled by WI members (pictured) the recording in Latin script of the Watton
other local WIs who joined us for a and offered casual wear for the coming Fire in 1670. The actual date of the Fire
delightful evening. During the interval we season, along with outfits which could be had been thought to be a different date but
all chatted over a wonderful buffet all dressed up for that special occasion. Both these actual handwritten records show the
provided by Watton and Saham Toney. models and organisers were presented with inaccuracy and the Minutes have been sent
Our speaker was Mark Mitchell with Tales flowers. Raffles, Wine and nibbles were to the Records Office for verification.
of Beatrix Potter. Mark took us back to the enjoyed by all before the serious retail These and others will be on display as
therapy began. Caston Camera Club Chris has generously loaned them to the
recorded the evening giving them the museum. This will be a great achievement
opportunity to photograph a fashion show and it was evident of the enthusiasm of
for their various projects. Chris, in fact several of our members have
Our usual monthly meeting heard offered to become volunteers to the
Chairman of Museum 4 Watton, Chris Museum.
Hutchings held in Watton Sports Centre As you can see we have had a very busy
give members an update as to ‘The Story month. Our next meeting will be held on
So Far’. This was an enthralling story of 2nd Thursday in May at 7.30pm WCCC. If
how the idea of having a museum of you are interested to find out more please
Watton's History and Heritage first began. contact our Secretary Carol on 01953
Of the innovative journey to today of 881006 or alternatively why not visit us as
obtaining rooms in Wayland Hall which a guest (guest fee £3.50) . We look forward
will be the site of the Museum. You may to welcoming you.

10.30 to 12.30 am. There will be a
MND Coffee charge of £2.00 for Tea /Coffee and
home made cake.

Morning There will be a Raffle, Tombola and
Cake Stall. Please do come and
Pam and Roy Challand with friends, will support this worthy cause in memory
be holding a Coffee Morning at 10 of John Garratt.
Mallard Road, Watton,on behalf of the Funds raised will go to "The John Garratt
Motor Neurone Disease Association. Tribute Fund" which goes towards
This will be on Tuesday 16th May from research into the causes of MND.
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The Wayland News Page May 2017
households who have children in both camps. event and view videos of the runners tackling
A Quick Look Round My quick look round brings me back to the subject each stage, visit
By ORBITER of driverless cars, as more manufacturers assure us or follow Marathon des Sables on Facebook.
Quite a lot seems to have happened since my that they will dominate our roads by 2030. Total Health Pharmacy also posted updates
last notes, and of course the most important was If only I could be certain of the concept, I would about Geoff’s progress on the Total Health
Mrs. May’s triggering of Brexit, which did at be much happier. Are they to be truly driverless, or Pharmacy Facebook page.
one time appear to be scuppered by the various will they be like the trains on the Docklands Light
opposing factions. Not that means the process of Railway in London, where a man has to sit in Babes In The Wood
leaving the EU will be easy or speedy, with so attendance, just in case some-thing goes wrong ? I
many factors to be considered and so many like to think of them as truly self-driving, so that Festival
vested interests to be overcome. the passengers can get on with their own things, This June 24th/25th (Saturday & Sunday) will see
Some folks foresee that Brexit will mean the and there would need to be no clutter, such as is the first festival of its kind to be held in Griston for
return of the old measurements, such as feet and caused by steering wheels or pedals, to mar the many years. All householders in Griston should by
inches, pounds and ounces, pints and gallons, and interior. now have received a detailed programme of events
temperatures in Fahrenheit, but I am afraid they But is this wishful thinking ? Yes, I can envisage for the weekend, which includes, on Saturday
may be disappointed, since the younger generation programming the route to Tescos, but enroute how 24th, a car boot sale, a 'Find The Babes'
have all been educated in the new ways, and they do you tell your car to stop at the first paper-shop, competition and a BBQ with live music from late
will be here far longer than we oldies who are on or when you arrive, to find a parking space in the afternoon into the evening at the Waggon &
the way out. Disabled section ? Horses. On Sunday 25th the recreation park on
But while the politicians sort those things out, we And while robot vehicles can be set to stop at red Manor Road will host a fun Dog Show, Tractor
have our own things to keep us on our toes here in lights, how would it react to a man with a Stop-Go Display, games, stalls and BBQ, amongst many
Britain, such as the new five pound notes which board, or a policeman waving it to stop ? other fun things for all the family. To stay in touch
are now in circulation, and mean that the old ones And when driverless cars are still sharing the with events, see or Griston's
will no longer be legal tender in a few weeks time, roadswith humans, if the new types are designed Facebook page.
so we must remember to hunt through our wallets to respond instantly to emergencies, their reaction We hope you will put the dates in your diary and
and money boxes so as not to be caught out. times will probably be fractionally faster than join in the fun!
Meanwhile the new pound coins, which may or those of the man in the car behind, and then…….. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?
not fit the machine you choose to use them in, but that’s just an old man’s worries, probably the Obviously an event like this needs plenty of
have been pronounced Unforgeable, by the reality may be nothing like that. willing volunteers to sell raffle tickets, run games
Bank of England. This rather arrogant assertion As I am one of the old fuddy-duddies who prefer etc. The full programme is now available to view
seems to be a direct challenge to forgers, since to read maps to relying on Sat-Navs, I was quite at
anything devised by man can be countered by amused by the report that a whole wedding party wood-festival.html . Take a look and if you would
man, but probably means that any forgery would had the mis-fortune to miss their intended like to help out use the 'Contact Us' tab on the
be too expensive to be worth- while. destination by about a hundred miles, due to an website or get in touch with any of the committee
But the experts should know. Or should they ? error in setting the target area wrongly, berause of members listed.
The experts assured the world that the answer to some slight similarity in the names of two Welsh
air pollution was to change to the use of diesel towns. Of course this is by no means a rare error,
cars, but now that diesel cars dominate our roads, as in the past we have read of football fans from Diabetes UK
suddenly the experts have reversed their opinions Devon, intending to visit Stamford Bridge, Tobi Amadusun was the speaker at our April
and measures to restrict the use of diesel are being Chelsea’s ground in London, only to land up in the meeting. He is a Care Services Pharmacist with
introduced everywhere. similarly named place in Yorkshire, while others Boots and also works in Diabetes Management
But experts are the bane of my life, as they always have been misled by Stroud, in Kent, which has for the C C G. Among other things, Tobi spoke
seem to contradict each other on a daily basis. One seen many arrivals of motorists wishing to be in about being careful when taking "over the
will say that being fat brings on dementia faster, Gloucestershire, or Hants. counter medicine" and the interaction it could
while the next will say that it is the thin ones that There are so many places with similar names so have with diabetic medication - always check
are in danger. Lack of exercise or too much, such errors must arise frequently. Me – I’ll stick to with your pharmacist. (This also applies to any
drinking coffee five times a day, or cutting it out the old-fashioned map. And, yes, if I get it wrong, prescriptions you may get from the dentist and
completely, are all cited as cures or causes, as are I will take the blame. Good afternoon. herbal remedies too). Do not dispose of any
most of all the other things that make up our daily medication in a "sharps bin". One thing to
lives. Experts ? No, thank you. Barbara's Day always remember is that your health is
Of course a major rival to Brexit on the world This year Barbara’s day will be held at important, take ownership of yourself! Tobi
news was the election of Donald Trump to the ‘Cheyney’ Low Lane Rockland All Saints brought with him a gentleman who had done
American presidency, and this was greeted by the starting at 10am until about 3.30pm on exactly this. John's diabetes is well controlled
British Press in a way that has rarely been Wednesday May 17th. There will be stalls of with a mixture of diet changes and regular, not
displayed before, with comments of such a home made cakes, and home made preserves, to strenuous exercises. Just simple changes to
vindictive nature that one felt they were plants, bric-a-bac, hand made cards as well as a your lifestyle can make all the difference. Tobi
embarrassingly near to slander. But whatever raffle and tombola. and John were warmly thanked for coming to
the general feelings towards him may be, he has From 12pm until 2pm Ploughman’s lunches will see us.
been elected, for good or otherwise. He has be served together with delicious hand made At our next meeting, our speaker will be PCSO
declared himself a man of action, so let us hope desserts. The event takes place outdoors in the Tonya Winsley, from the Watton Safer
that any such actions will not herald an garden, but should the weather be wet it will be Neighbourhood Team. This meeting will be on
international disaster. under-cover. This is usually a very popular and Monday May 8th, 10.15am, at the Pentecostal
Back here opinions are divided on the subject of well attended event and all funds raised go Church, Watton (whom we thank for the
fly-tipping, which has been brought about by the towards the upkeep of All Saints church, The generous use of their facilites). For details of
charges made by councils for the disposal of Old Schoolroom and the grounds. our group, please email me
commercial waste. With fewer and fewer law Follow the B1077 towards Ridgeons in or phone 01953
enforcement personnel in evidence, this vile Rocklands and turn on the opposite side 884713, leave a message and I will get back to
method of getting shot of rubbish without payment (depending which way you are travelling) and you.
has become so much easier, and one section of follow the signs towards the Village Shop, go
government thinks it would be better to make all past the shop and the School and into the left
disposal free, since it costs almost as much for fork in the Road into Low Lane – which will be
New Horizons
councils to clear up the mess as they collect in signed. Join us to celebrate the diverse group of talented
revenue from those who abide by the rules. artists within the Breckland area. Over 20 artists
Opponents plump for much bigger fines for will be coming together to take part in this
offenders, but fines can only be imposed on the Run! Geoff Run! vibrant exhibition, showcasing a collection of
few that are caught. Furthermore it is a terrible their art works.
injustice for huge penalties to be levied on And He did. A mix of traditional, contemporary and 3
landowners on whose properties the tipping has After running for a week in the Sahara desert, dimensional studios will be on show, including
taken place. completing 250km or the equivalent of 6 paintings, woodturning, ceramics, metalwork,
Another matter of obeying the rules that has re- marathons whilst carrying his entire weeks sculpture, mixed media, jewellery and
surfaced is that of parents taking children out of supplies on his back, local pharmacist Geoff papercutting. There will be a chance to meet the
school for holidays in term time. Of course we Ray crossed the finishing line of the 2017 artists and observe demonstrations throughout
know that prices always go up as soon as the Marathon des Sables to collect his Finishers the three day exhibition.
official school holidays come around, but rules are medal. The 6 stage, 7 day event saw him tackle This is an exciting opportunity to view a sample
there for a reason, and it is unfair on all families sand dunes, rocky plains, steep and of the art that will be available to view across
who obey them, when the odd person chooses to mountainous hills and temperatures of over 40 Breckland during Norfolk & Norwich Open
ignore them. It is hard enough to instil the notion degrees C and included a long day of 86.2km or Studios 2017
of abiding by the laws of the country in the 2 marathons run through the day and night. Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios Breckland
younger generation as it is, without this kind of The local support and interest has been Taster Exhibition. Friday 19th May - Sunday
non-compliance. Of course it would help families overwhelming and Geoff would like to thank 21st May 10 – 4pm Free Admission
if all schools observed holidays at the same times everyone that has supported him and sponsored The Dragonfly Gallery, Wayland House, High
– some local ones were off several days before him in his efforts. Raising money for Cancer St, Watton, IP25 6AR. For further information
Easter, while others had most of their break after Research he has raised over £5,000. please contact Susan Hollingworth 01953
the festival, which did not go down well with If you would like to find out more about the 880205.
May 2017 The Wayland News Page 4
into flower, again at least two weeks early
In your garden and the asparagus is the same. Joy of joys. Streetwise
Shortly there will be bulbs. The best ‘Lovell Gardens and the Abel’s
with Lotta Potts known is the tulip in its late varieties but development on Norwich Road’
This year a lot of plants are about two another is camassia. This looks like an Thank you so much to the reader who
weeks early. We've had a great early oversized bluebell and will grow in borders contacted the Wayland News in response
spring and it doesn't take much to get the and naturalised in grass. The late to my request for information about the
spring bulbs shooting up and into flower. Christopher Lloyd grew them in grass with origins of road names which I haven’t been
The fruit blossom also seems to be early, lots of other native flowers and they looked able to trace. One of these was Lovell
even the pear which is notoriously early fantastic. I believe the Prince of Wales Gardens. It seems that Mr. Lovell was a
anyway. This can bring on panic and also grows them this way. They will City financier who was at one point the
anxiety as not only is this blossom early it's spread like mad through very viable seed. Chairman of Modus, the company owned
susceptible to frost. All the experts will tell This can be a bit of a nuisance if you have by Teddy Savoury, which constructed the
you not to rush out and buy lots of bedding a well-disciplined plot but so what? This is development along the Norwich Road.
(not frost hardy) until at least the middle of a plant that will give you lots of flowers Also along the Norwich Road is a much
May in case of late frosts. This is good year on year for very little outlay. It's newer development with a collection of
advice but if you've got fruit trees you can worth checking them out. They come in road names all linked to horses: Shirehorse
be in a bit of trouble. If you are starting off blue and white but the white looks a bit Way, Farrier Road, Paddock and
with fruit it might be worthwhile seeking more like grey and is none the worse for Horseshoe Closes, The Gallops, The
out the really dwarf ones that can be grown it. Stables and Saddlers Drive. The reason for
in pots on the patio. These are handy as I need to be getting on with the jobs that these choices will be well known to many
they can be brought in over winter and put need doing in May. After all the digging readers but maybe not to all. Auctioneer
out once frosts are over or they can be and weeding and preparation of the past and Founder of Abels Removals, Noel
covered with fleece at nights when frost is few months this is where the fun starts. Abel also kept and showed a collection of
threatened. This leads to the annual From the middle of the month onward magnificent shire horses which were
question, of course, when do you know plant bedding, tender exotics, dahlias, stabled on the site where the estate now
you've had the last frost? You don't. The tender veg and sweet pea plants that have stands. Noel loved his horses which he
best bet is to just aim for mid-late May and been hardened off. I realise that we have used to promote his business by showing
hope. Now for the other annual point I early plants and flowers now but with the them throughout the UK, France and
tend to make: tender stuff it's worth sticking to the Germany. From 1978 the Abels shire
Spanish Bluebells recommended rules and waiting. Early horses were a familiar sight at shows such
I make no apology for asking gardeners in the month take care of the lawn. If as the Horse of the Year Show, Windsor
with a bit of a shady area round trees or you couldn't feed in April now's the time Great Park and Sandringham. All the
shrubs not to plant Spanish bluebells. to get on with it otherwise the grass will horses were named after kings and Noel
Whilst quite pretty these are scent-free and burn as the temperature rises. You can also collected and restored various wagons
very sturdy. They are so sturdy they cross- weed and feed but large weeds will have from many different sources.
pollinate with the natives so that with both to be removed by hand. That's for the He and his horses are further remembered
the Spanish and the hybrids proliferating purists. The grass will need cutting, the on this development by an inscribed bench
soon we shall have no native scented blades on high, and the weeds will be cut and a life-sized shire horse collage sited on
bluebells. This would be a crime against as well. They're green. Eventually they one of the open green spaces.
nature so I am asking you now the season will give up trying to flower and seed so
is upon us to look out for Spanish bluebells
or hybrids and get rid of them. How to
job done without more effort than cutting
the grass.
An appeal to
If you didn't prune the forsythia and
tell? It's quite easy. The native is slender
and curves slightly at the top of the flower flowering currant bushes once flowering
had finished now's the time otherwise
stem. The bells are deep blue to blueish
purple and hang mainly to one side of the next year you will have lots of long Williams,
stem. The leaves are narrow, dark green stems that don't produce flowers. Take
and pointed. They also have that glorious my word for it, I had that this year and Cooper and
scent. The Spanish and hybrid ones are the forsythia is now properly pruned. It's
stiffer in the stem, the bells are all round quite easy. Follow the flowered stems Whalebelly
the stems, they have little or no scent and down to a shoot that didn't flower and
the leaves are noticeably large and wider, cut just above it. If there is old wood Families - please
almost floppy. If you are able to take a take one or two stems out completely,
walk in a bluebell wood just marvel at about a third of the redundant stems. can you help?
what we have. Please leave the flowers as Same again next year and the year after Is your name Buckle, Williams, Cooper
they'll die before you get them home (if and there you have a brand new bush. or Whalebelly? If so you may be able to
they don't they're Spanish so well done). If Forsythia and flowering currant can be help. I am hoping to find a photograph
you want some for your garden don't dig pruned drastically and will make a neat of Herbert Cooper from Caston who was
up wild bulbs, it's illegal. Plenty of sheds hedge. Other hedging plants such as killed in action in August 1917 near
and garden centres sell pots so you can beech, hornbeam and box should be Ypres, Belgium.
ensure they are natives. If you buy mail pruned late May or early June. Privet The beneficiary of Herbert Cooper's will
order make sure the seller states native and needs more care, cutting every six weeks was Miss Ethel Williams. Ethel was one
bred for sale. If you aren't sure give them a or so but will thrive for it. Just make of 5 children born to George and
call and ask. Like snowdrops bluebells sure when pruning anything that any Elizabeth Williams in Tottington (or
should be planted 'in the green' so the birds have flown. Sometimes they nest Merton). In 1911 she was living with
growers may well have started to lift bulbs in ridiculous places. Robins are well- her sister Lilian and brother-in-law John
ready for sale before the flowers appear. If known for making their homes in sheds Whalebelly in Watton. She was
you buy mail order this way you can tell by in pots and even the odd watering can. probably still at the same address, in
the leaves whether they're natives or not. Plants that have formed large clumps Norwich Road, Watton in 1916 when
It's also a lot cheaper than buying them in such as primroses can be divided now. Herbert made his will.
pots. Just dig up the clumps and pull them Herbert was killed, as we have said
There'll be new flowers popping up every apart and spread the divisions round a previously, in August 1917.
day and there are so many I can only name bit. Nice clumps next year! Dead-head In 1921 Ethel married Frederick Buckle
a few, otherwise there'll be no room for any bulbs that have gone over and leave and they had two children, Charles born
anything else in the paper. Two of my the foliage to absorb the sun for about six 1922 and Joyce born 1925. Are you one
favourite trees are the Amelanchier in early weeks. Plant some bedding in front if of their descendants? I am assuming
May (even earlier this year, made a start in the leaves are too untidy. Please don't tie Ethel was Herbert's girlfriend or maybe
April) and common lilac in late May. At knots in them or fold them over. This fiancee and we are hoping she had a
the time of writing I can just see the flower will not improve matters for next year. photograph of him, or maybe her mother
buds starting to grow. They are tiny and You can direct-sow all sorts of did as Herbert corresponded with Mrs
green, about the size of peas, and I know vegetables now if you have room or Elizabeth Williams when he was
that late May they will be a glorious blue even a few pots. Tomatoes do well in overseas. Do you have this photograph
with superb scent. Both of these prosper in pots as do all manner of peas and or any information that might lead to its
my small garden and recently I saw an beans. There are now lots of dwarf discovery?
Amelanchier that had been really pruned varieties that produce very well. The Herbert is remembered on the Caston
into a cocktail glass shape. The lilacs don't downside is, of course, they need lots war Memorial and he is one of four of
take so kindly to pruning and sucker but all of watering. They need watering in the our men who we do not have a
is forgiven. I love all clematis and have ground but the soil holds the moisture photograph of, the others being Harry
now treated myself to a herbaceous one. better. Plant hanging baskets with Green, Horace Tye and Lenny Tye.
This is supposed to cascade over walls and tumbling tomatoes and herbs as well as Please telephone Mrs Jane Horner on
through other plants in the border. It has flowers – mix them all up! 01953 483627 if you can help in anyway.
some way to go! The Montana is coming Oh, nearly forgot. Keep weeding!
May 2017 The Wayland News Page 5
opened and chaired the meeting until our
Wayland Mens Shed West Norfolk Aviation elections. Afterwards we all enjoyed tea, coffee
Church Walk Watton.
Our Cheese and Wine evening on 31st March Society and biscuits and a nice chat.
We had plenty to discuss about our up and
Please Mention
proved to be a most enjoyable evening with some On Tuesday 4th April the West Norfolk coming trip to Weeze to celebrate 30 years of
18 members attending. Members interested in
Photography went on a trip to the Lyndford Hall
Aviation Society met at the Mundford Bowls
Club and, disappointing though it was that the
Twinning. We go on the 2nd to 6th June and
Weeze Town Council and the Weeze
The Wayland
Hotel in Mundford and after a pleasant walk scheduled speaker was unable to attend, our Partnerschaft, have a very full Itinerary of trips
around the grounds and with some great pictures
taken members enjoyed a drink and light lunch
own member Mark Burch came to the rescue
with 2014 film footage of the meeting of the
and celebrations planned for us. We have 28
people travelling by coach, 18 Twinning
inside the hotel. This trip proved so successful that only two surviving Lancaster bombers. Vera, a
we have decided to do this once every month recently restored Canadian machine, flew across
members and 10 members of The Phoenix Pipes
& Drums. Another 10 members are travelling
When talking to
during the summer period, the next Photographic the Atlantic to rendezvous with Thumper, the
outing and walk will be to Thompson Village on British counterpart at RAF Coningsby. Both
privately by car, some are extending their trip by
staying a little longer. Now the time is getting
Thursday 20th April. Members have also shown aeroplanes were joined by the Spitfire and closer we are really looking forward to it, for
interested in Fly Fishing and Ten pin bowling and Hurricane of the Memorial Flight and the film some of our members it will be their very first
hope to arrange visits to some venues in the near showed clips of the four aircraft in formation visit to Weeze our Twin Town in Germany.
future, other social events taking place in The Shed touring around various locations in the country. I am very happy to say that we also had some
are Woodworking, Cribbage, Pool, Backgammon, The evening was particularly enjoyable now that new members join us at the AGM, which is
Chess, Draughts, and Darts, and the Kettle is we have a new sound system. great, they are most welcome, they are also
always on for Tea and Coffee so call in for a cuppa As usual, a show of appreciation was bestowed coming on the trip and I am sure they will
and a chat. upon our caterers, Val and Len, for their cream enjoy joining in the other 5 or 6 events we
Our official opening of The Mens Shed by her tea and beer. hold during the year.
Honour the Mayor of watton is on 29thApril at There will be no meeting next month; the New members are always welcome and we are
11am. Our AGM will Be held on Thursday 1st society has been offered the opportunity of a always looking for new ideas and places to visit
June at 7pm and all members are requested to privileged preview of a Duxford flying day. when our twinning guests visit Watton. Some
attend. New members always welcome.Open of our events are just social like our New Year
Mondays:10am to 2pm. Wednesdays:12pm to Get-together and our annual Anniversary Meal
4pm Look toward to seeing you all. Wayland Volunteer in February and some are to increase our funds
Awards 2017 like our Cream Tea & Quiz afternoon in July,
Carnival and our Oktoberfest. These funds are
Your Festival Needs In every community—village, town,
needed to give our visiting friends an enjoyable
community group, charities etc—there are
You!! unsung heroes. People who help their
and memorable time when they visit us on
alternate years.
The First Watton Festival was in October 1993 and neighbours, help at meetings, give their time
Watton Twinning Association, is about
planning for this started in 1991. Since then there and energy to fundraising and so on. Some are
nurturing new friendships and learning about
has been a Festival every two years, the venue has in the public eye, some quietly get on with the
new cultures. We have a “twin family” that
changed from the High School now Wayland routine tasks. The Wayland Partnership could
visit us in our homes and become our friends
Academy to the Queens Hall, and we have not function without its team of volunteers
and enjoy our way of life and we then visit them
changed the Festival name from Watton Festival to whether they are Partner Representatives,
in their homes to do the same. Luckily most of
Wayland Festival to include the larger area. Both Trustees, receptionists, stewards in the
our Weeze friends speak perfect English.
my wife Judy and I have now been involved with Gallery or helping with a specific project such
Twinning membership is just £10 per year for a
organising the Festival for over 27 years and we as the Dementia Café or the Happy Project. It
family and £7 for a single adult, which isn’t a
feel it is time for new faces with new ideas, could is quite a large team—more than sixty —but
huge amount but is necessary to pay our public
that be you? We will be stepping down after this there is always room for more.
liability insurance, stationery costs etc.
year’s Festival in June. We would not wish to see So we want to use the opportunity of our Open
If you are interested in joining us and making a
the end of a Festival in the area and are therefore Day on May 20th to celebrate the amazing
link with a German family in Weeze or just
appealing to you to come forward and get involved amount of volunteering that already happens
becoming a member to meet our other members
with Festival 2019. We would welcome you to our across Wayland and to recruit new people to
socially please contact me by telephone or
next organising committee meeting to see what we join our team, or to join any of the other groups
e.mail below for a chat and more information.
do with no commitment, and should you like to be needing new volunteers across Wayland.
Tel:- 01953 883317 or
involved in this rewarding venture come and join If you know of someone who lives in Wayland or visit
the new committee to be formed at the General who deserves recognition for what they do as a
meeting after this year’s Festival. volunteer, then contact Jan (01953 880202
Margaret Devine (Chair)
You can contact us for a chat on 01953 882613 or for a nomination form, or
email me at pop into Reception at Wayland House if you
I hope you enjoy this year’s Festival from the 8th need a paper copy of the form. Watton (Loch Neaton)
June to the 10th June and find something to your If you would like to volunteer, then contact us
liking, as the next Festival could be just as you so we can add you to our list and if your group Bowls Club
planned as a member of its organising committee. needs help from volunteers then let us know and The following dates to be noted for the end
Visit the Festival web site at: - we will add you to our register and hope that we of April: can make a match. Sunday 23rd Open House Day from 11am to
John Kerr. Festival Chairman. Why Volunteer? 3 pm for new to bowling or new to the area.
Most people volunteer because they have time Wednesday 26th home evening friendly
on their hands and want to use it positively. against Harling
What’s on at St Mary’s Some volunteer because they are lonely and Saturday 29th afternoon club event of
seek companionship, some want to support a Captain’s team against Vice Captain’s team.
Church, Watton cause that is dear to their hearts and so will Dates for home matches in May:
Open Church: The Church will be open Wed make the time, some are between jobs and Tuesday 2nd 1st Round of the County
10.30-3.00pm & Thurs 10-12.30pm. You are looking to use the time they would have been Singles with Kevin Wilson at home to
welcome to come into church to enjoy the peace working, usefully. Some are seeking to build B.Goff of Dereham
and tranquillity, say a prayer & light a candle, or their confidence after a family break. Whatever Wednesday 3rd EBA first match at home to
just to look round. Church members will welcome the reason, there are organisations in every Dereham St Nicholas
you and serve refreshments. community who need help and will welcome Saturday 6th Open House Day from 11am to
The April Winner of the 100 Club Draw was No new volunteers with open arms. 3 pm
88 Sybil Gant Monday 8th 1st Round of the County Pairs
Thurs 4th May 10-12noon Thursday Chat a social with Richard Exley and Malcolm Hamilton
coffee morning at St Mary's, Watton. Continuing Watton Twinning at home against D. Fletcher from Dereham
on 1st Thursday of each month. All are welcome. and Peter Myhill and Graham Vellam
Mondays 8th, 15th & 22nd May 9.30-10.30am Association playing G.Oakley from Wymondham
Story Bags at St Mary’s Church for parents and So far the first quarter of 2017 has been very Tuesday 16th ADL first match against
preschool children. This is held weekly on busy for us, in January we held our New Year Connaught Elm
Mondays, only during term time. get-together, everyone bought a plate of food Wednesday 17th EBA against Thetford
Sun 21st May 2.30pm-4.00pm Café Stop at The and it was a very enjoyable evening and was Friday 26th ACL against Shropham Green
Blenheim Centre, Tedder Close, Watton. Crafts for very well attended. If you would like any further details or
all the family, free refreshments. In February, 29 Twinning members celebrated other information then please contact: Club
Wed 24th May 3.30-4.45pm Stop Gap after school with a lovely 30 year Anniversary Dinner at Captain: John Hunter ~ 01953 882419 /
club at The Blenheim Centre, Tedder Close, “The Old Bell” Saham Toney. 0794 1670925 email:
Watton In March we had our AGM, this was held for
Sat 3rd June 7.00pm Jill & Vernon Conie will be the first time at the Watton Pentecostal Church, Club Secretary: Kevin Simpson ~ 01953
running A Quiz at St Mary’s Church (10 rounds of Dereham Road. A lovely venue, we were very 882790, Watton Sports Centre ~ 01953
10 questions) and a raffle. Tables of 4 - £10, bring warmly welcomed by the new Pastor Nick 881281
your own drinks and nibbles. To book a table Nundy and Graham Thomas, both stayed for the Also take a look at our website
please contact the Parish Office 01953 881252 meeting. Watton Town Mayor Beryl Bunning
The Wayland News Page 6 May 2017

The World of Christine Watson Exhibition
April 29th - May 13th
Coffee Morning Saturday 29th April 10.30 to 12.30 and Evening
Viewing Friday 5th May 7 to 9 pm
The Dragonfly Gallery, Wayland House, Watton. IP25 6AR

Ashill Harmony Choir are recruiting for new members. So if you enjoy singing, have a fun spirit and willingness to learn, then come
along to our next open evening on Friday 28th April, 7pm. Ashill Community Centre or contact our Musical Director on 01760 440302.
We are especially looking for male singers and you dont have to live in Ashill to join us! We are looking forward to meeting you.

style of the 1950s. This is adjacent to a
Giving Women ward catering for the elderly where some
patients are suffering from dementia,
a Voice helping to bring back memories and create
A cheque presented to Louise Cook, many talking points. The fund has also
(pictured right) fund raising officer for the purchased a microscope which can detect
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, skin cancer without the need for a biopsy
is to help fund a new project, called and it also contributes hugely to the
VOICE, which will seek to improve the equipment needed in the Neo-Natal
diagnosis and treatment of cancers which Intensive Care Unit. These are just a few
specifically affect women. The money was examples, the list is endless.
presented at the April meeting of the Inner Following the coffee interval the members
Wheel Club of Watton, by President heard a report from those who had
Heather Hewson. The N&NUH was attended the National Conference in
chosen by Heather as her President’s Nottingham, and plans were made for
Charity and the money was raised by a upcoming events. Recent past events were
Pudding Evening, held at the home of also reviewed especially the latest
member Brenda Davis, and a Flower Lunchtime Concert with entertainment by
Arranging demonstration by Brenda Tubb, ‘Pennyless’ which raised £246 for other
followed by Afternoon Tea. Before the charities supported by Inner Wheel.
presentation members heard a very Generally the IW activities quieten a little stalls, Tombola and raffle, all to be enjoyed
enthusiastic and enlightening talk about the during the summer months but there is still in the lovely surroundings of a real English
many ways in which the funds raised by the Strawberry Tea to look forward to. Country Garden. We hope to see lots of
donations and events are able to enhance This will be held at 30, Thetford Road on you there and thank you for your
the lives of patients and families in Tuesday 20th June from 2-4pm and it will continuing support of all our Inner Wheel
hospital. Other recent projects have include all the usual attractions – teas, events.
included the setting up of a dayroom in the homemade cakes, strawberries and creams, Lesley Cowling Club Correspondent.

Rotary Roundup
In the latter half of March we held 2
fundraising events, both of which took place
after the copy deadline for last month’s
Wayland News. They were highly
successful: the Big Quiz Night raising £480
and the Dixiemix Jazz concert £747 for our
Watton Rotary’s Trust Fund. Thanks are
due to all those who attended and enjoyed
these events. The next Jazz night will be on
October 6th at the Queen’s Hall, and we
hope to run another Big Quiz Night next
March. L to R: Rebecca & Shaun Yeoman, Jill & President David Branson, Mike & Valerie Botting
And right at the end of March, 43 members
and guests of the club enjoyed a superb and and Mike Botting, a semi-retired of members once a year, with respective
brilliantly served dinner at the City College publications editor, came on board in Presidents swapping over to run each
Norwich Debut Restaurant. It is our now March. The new members and their others meetings. On 6th April we did
traditional “UnChristmas” dinner event, and ladies are pictured with the President just that, and as Brandon’s president was
it was most pleasing to see, and taste, the and his lady after the dinner at the Debut unavailable, their vice-president, David
hosting, serving & culinary standards Restaurant. Stewart, came to Watton with 4 Brandon
achieved by the students. Watton and Brandon Rotary Clubs meet members whilst our president, David
In the last couple of months, we have at their respective venues of the same Branson presided over the Brandon
inducted 2 new members into the club. night at the same time, 7.30pm on Rotary meeting accompanied by 6 of our
Shaun Yeoman, who runs the Salec taxi and Thursdays, and many years ago it was members. A jolly good time was had by
bus transport firm, joined us in late January, thought a good idea to have an exchange all! Martin Anscombe

On Sunday June 4th at Scoulton Village so to reserve or buy your ticket ring Jane
Strawberries Hall, Tea at 2pm and Auction of Gutteridge 01953 850096 or e-mail
Promises at 3.45pm. Tickets to the tea
and Cream Tea are just £5 to include a raffle ticket for a
chance to win a specially-themed
and Auction Of hamper. Admission to the Auction of
Promises is free.
Promises Only 60 cream tea spaces are available
May 2017 The Wayland News Page 7

Wayland Job Watton Westfield
Fair 2017 Welcomes New
This year’s Wayland Job Fair which Head of School
took place on Tuesday 28th March
On 1st March 2017, Watton Westfield
at the Queens Hall in Watton was
Infant and Nursery School formally
another resounding success. Over joined forces with Manor Field Infant
150 people from Watton and the and Nursery School (Long Stratton) and
surrounding area came along to Aslacton Primary School as the Corvus
meet over 25 employers including Education Trust. The trust is led by
Center Parcs, Wincanton and the Executive Head, Mrs Alex Lightbown.
RAF as well as a number of From 18th April 2017, Mrs Helen Kemp Pictured Mrs Alex Lightbown,
organisations available to talk to will join Watton Westfield as Head of Executive Head (left), with Mrs Helen
about apprenticeships, training and School. Through her commitment to Kemp, Head of School (right).
help with transport to work. safeguarding; raising achievement and
Many people left with job encouraging the fostering of positive nurturing environment to enable all
opportunities to pursue and attitudes towards learning and children to achieve their full potential.
employers were delighted with the behaviour; she aims to achieve an The school has a wonderful new
turnout by local people. Ofsted rating of good or better. Using building and extensive grounds which Show president Kevin Bowes (right). “If
The event was the culmination of a her many years of Key Stage 1 provide fantastic inside and outside Businesses urged to we didn’t have our sponsors, we wouldn’t
experience and team leadership, she will learning spaces and experiences for the
wider Job Centre and Breckland
work constructively with the children, children. This is an exciting time for
support Wayland have our show, it is as simple as that.
Council Roadshow that has been “It is more important than ever to educate
travelling to all Breckland towns
the dedicated staff, governors, parents Watton Westfield and she is extremely Show people about where their food comes from,
and the wider community to develop a happy to be leading it. Abel Homes has once again signed up as a and events like the Wayland Show play an
over the past few months, with the fun and inspiring curriculum within a
aim of bringing jobs and advice to sponsor of the Wayland Show, which relies important part in doing that. The more
on business sponsorship to help cover its sponsors we can find, the better we can
the communities where it is needed. number of points in Show: Ralph Kinsley;
Following the success of the
Bradenham and £130,00 annual costs. Any profits from the make the show for everybody.”
The Spring Cup for highest number of Abel Homes chairman Tony Abel (left)
District Horticultural Show are distributed to local good causes.
Roadshow it is hoped that this will points in the Flower Section: Ralph added, “I have lived and worked in and
The Show, which takes place on the first
now become a regular event in the Society Spring Show Kinsley; The Hendry Plate for highest around Watton all my life, and even went to
Sunday of August on the edge of Watton,
calendar with another event planned number of points in the Domestic Section: school within sight of the Wayland
attracts around 15,000 people each year
in September and again in March We held our Spring show on Saturday 8th Marina Mitchell; The Bill Aylott Cup for the showground, and I think it’s important for
from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and
2018. April. After a frosty start in the morning the best Flower Arrangement titled 'The Potting local businesses to support events such as
Cambridgeshire, and has built a reputation
If you are a local employer and would weather became sunny, warm and utterly Shed'. the Wayland Show.
as being a leading livestock show, as well as
like to register your interest to attend perfect. The lovely part about the Spring Thanks go to our judges, Fred and Sandra “I believe that when you are a local business
offering top-class family entertainment.
future events please get in touch to Show is the scent. Once all the exhibits are Howard and Gina Scleater and to Lavinia operating within a community, you have a
It is one of the oldest agricultural shows in
ensure a place at this popular event. in place the Village Hall smells intoxicating. Rix for her continuing and invaluable duty to support local charity-based
the country, with records showing that the
This year's Show was about the best I have support on the paperwork. We were initiatives. We are delighted once again to
Contact Suzanne Rhind on 01953 Wayland Association was giving prizes and
seen, with 15 members putting in an also fortunate to have enormous help be involved with the Show, and I would
880204 or email arranging exhibitions of the livestock, pets
incredible 111 entries. Well done to all of from Pauline Rant, Geoff Twelftree, urge other local businesses to follow our
suzanne@wayland, . You can and garden produce of cottage dwellers on
the entrants. Unfortunately not everyone Helen Parnell-Cook Barbara Steward lead.”
also access local job opportunities Lord Walsingham’s land as early as the first
can win a prize but their efforts are just as and Pam Walker for all the other This year’s Wayland Show takes place on
through our Facebook group ‘Jobs in half of the 19th century.
appreciated. The silverware results are as backroom essentials. Marianne Sunday 6th August. More details at
Wayland’. “We are very grateful to Abel Homes for
follows: The Sid Lancaster Plate for highest Kilmartin Chairman 01362 820744
their continued support of the Show,” said

Saturday, 3rd June 2pm
Chase Farm, The Street, Caston NR17 1DD
Enjoy a traditional village fete and listen to The New
Buckenham Silver Band. Sideshows, stalls, tombolas
and games & Grand Draw (£100 1st Prize)
Books, bottle stall, cakes, plants, bric-a-brac,
treasure hunt, Ice-creams, tasty BBQ and delicious
Vintage Tractors, Balloon Race, Miniature Train
rides and much, much more !!
Parking available
All proceeds to Holy Cross Church, Caston
May 2017 The Wayland News Page 8

Please Mention KEEP BRITAIN
TIDY . . . take your
The Wayland News litter home!
When talking to advertisers Are you old enough to remember those
excellent public information films of the
70’s? I have to say the catchy slogans
and sensible advice they offered have
stayed with me over the years. What
about:- Wear something white at night
and Only a fool breaks the 2 second rule,
perhaps I should have ‘got out more’
when I was younger? The reason I
mention these ‘social messages’ is that
the one about Keeping Britain Tidy
seems to have fallen by the wayside in
recent times.
However, there is good news because a
growing number of folk up and down the
country are getting involved in ‘Litter
Picks’. Here in Norfolk, Nigel and Jenny seen and be safe’. By raising awareness and encouraging
Ford from Hardingham have started Unfortunately most of the litter I am people to stop littering the countryside with
Love Norfolk, Hate Litter Campaign picking up seems to be drink cans. cans, we can make a significant
asking every resident in the county to Carslesberg Special Brew and Red Bull, contribution to preserving wildlife. The
collect one bag of litter this year. So, as seem to be the favoured beverages of Wayland Partnership ‘Growing Together
part of the Peoples Post Code Lottery those leaving their litter along the Project’ wholeheartedly supports the Love
Funded, Growing Together Project I highways and byways of our beautiful Norfolk, Hate Litter Campaign, and is
would like to encourage people to Wayland Villages! Not only does this urging individuals and community groups
embrace a ‘Keep Wayland Tidy’ look awful it also presents a real risk to of all ages to get out and pick up litter. In
Campaign. our wildlife and even family pets. the coming month’s it is hoped to be able
The days are getting warmer and lighter, Latest findings from the Norfolk Small to offer a limited number of FREE ‘Litter
it’s a great time of year to be ‘out and Mammal Research Project, showed 5% Pick Kits’ to voluntary Community
about’ so why not combine a nice walk of littered cans are the direct cause of Groups in Wayland. If you would like to
with a litter pick? I started doing this a death of voles and shrews. The RSPCA be considered for one of the kits (Litter
few weeks ago and I have to say it is receives more than 5000 calls a year Grabbers, Hi Viz Waistcoats) please
both an addictive and very satisfying regarding animals and birds being register your interest with Pamela Morgan,
activity. You don’t need lots of harmed or killed by litter. Mr Ford said Project Worker for the Growing Together
expensive equipment, all I have is a pair ‘’Shrews, voles and mice are the main Project:-
of old gardening gloves, heavy duty victims seen on his litter picks. They The photograph shows a skull and jaws
black bin bag, ‘grabber stick’, and of often get trapped in drinks cans and die of shrews found in drink cans during a
course a hi viz waistcoat so that I can ’be from starvation or from stress’’. recent litter pick and a live shrew

moves off on his boat through the although there are examples of shops and
Shipdham & waterways of France to make peace with
his loss asnd find the end of the story. He
outlets on rivers and canals in many
cities and even more improbable that
District Book is joined by various othe people who
come and go, each with their own
such a recluse would recognise and help
with the problems of others. One
Group problems. Perdu sells books and
dispenses wisdom and eventually finds
member commented on the fact thet
many do trap grief inwardly for many
The Book discussed on 19th April was solace and love again. years and it is not unknown for them to
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina This was not the best book we have read shut themselves away and not deal with
Goerge. Monsieur Perdu has a bookshop but certainly different. Some people loss. This has been highlighted recently
on a boat on the River Seine in Paris. He gave up after at the first hundred pages by the revelations particularily of Prince
calls shimself a lterary apothecary as he although they were curious to know the Harry but also Prince William over their
prescribes books especially for each ending. Criticisms included: too much on grief for their mother, Princess Diana
customer to help them with life’s each page; disconnection between the and their work for mental illness,
problems and mend broken hearts. characters; unbelievable that a man in his encouraging people not to bottle up their
However, he cannot solve his own 50s could have spent half his life living feelings.
heartbreak from a lost love who left him alone with one plate, one cup etc not The book for discussion in May is The
with only a letter which he has never dealing with his loss; some found the Co-op’s got Bananas by Hunter Davies.
opened. He finally reads the letter and idea of a bookshop on a boat unlikely

pictures of places that we are
Spring into currently familiar with are
always poignant: in
Summer with particular were some
photographs of the children
the Great in the school, singing with
the teacher playing the
Hockham organ.
This months competition
Gardening Club results
Floral: First: Jane Dalton.
This month, for our last indoor meeting Second: Hazel Dunn.
of the season, our guest presenter was Third: Joyce Hutchison.
Peter Green (right). Peter gave us a slide Fruit / Vegetables:
show featuring some of the wonderful First: Hazel Dunn.
open gardens we have in England Second: Sue Thomas.
including Beth Chatto, Bressingham, Third: Prue Szczepanowski.
Blicking and many others. The show was Seasonal Photograph:
accompanied by some relaxing classical First: Prue Szczepanowski.
music and was thoroughly enjoyed the Second: Jane Dalton.
nineteen members who attended. Third: Ed Szczepanowski.
Peter lives in the Rattlesden area, but has
not always lived there. When he was a Hornfair
child he lived in Hockham. His parents The next event that we are involved in is Our next meeting is the first outdoor visit
ran the Eagle pub and he went to the annual 745th Hornfair. This is run by of 2017. It is to Holm Hale Gardens,
Hockham School, now a private members of Hockham village and Thetford, IP25 7ED.
residence. We were treated to a second includes many stalls and entertainments. Lifts provided at the village green at
slide show, this time featuring pictures of Comprehensive information can be had 13:30 to arrive at the venue by 14:00.
Hockham dating from 1900 to 1952. Old at
The Wayland News Page 9 May 2017
meark sure yore nearm will be
Tha Ovington mud fer ever more. Jist yew wait
NWT Breckland know, there are white ones and yellow
scented ones (ie. Ribes Odoratum,
an see.”
Crower Wen I see Horry tha nex day his
Local Group known in the USA as the Buffalo
currant) as well as an evergreen, Ribes
Well thas Easter cum rownd agin, fearce wos orl red an wun eye wos Laurifolium, and Ribes Speciosum
We hope that by the time you read this,
bit leart tha year but thet don’t closed rite up, cor sheed fetched which grows its leaves in the winter and
many of you will have enjoyed the talk
matter, gives the owld teartas time him a soola an no misteark, sarve produces small red tubular flowers
by Gemma Walker that we held on 15th
tew git chitted up reddy fer gitten him rite, silly ole fewl. (hence also known as the Californian
March and maybe, be inspired to help
‘em set on Good Friday. Tha Cowncil hed anutha wun of fuchsia).
with the churchyards survey. Anyone
I allus wondered why we allus set thar litter picks rownd tha willage The wonderfully fragrant evergreen
who hadn’t heard about this already,
teartas on Good Friday. Then an tha otha week an thet dint rearn, Daphne also has several varieties. The
can find out about it by emailing
owld feller sed thas cos thet ware mind yew thar reckon thas dewin, or most common is Odora but there is also
the only day thet workers got orf, the willage gud but I rekkun thas the tall fast growing Bholua from the
look at
apart from Chrismas day, an thet jist an excuse fer tha people tew Himalayas and Perfume Princess which
The group has been talking to NWT
hent no gud settin teartas then. goo up the willage horl an stuff is a cross between these two. Rebecca is
and specifically to Steve Collin, who is
Tearta settin wos allus a days wuk, tharselves full o grub afta thar run Senior Reserves Officer-Woods and a variegated Odora, Eternal Fragrance
fust yew hefta dig a trench, then around fer half hour wi thar yallar flowers all season and Somerset flowers
Heaths, about Wayland Wood.
fill it full o muck, stick tha tubers jakets on. later and is deciduous. Contrary to
We should like to raise awareness of the
in chits uppards an then dig anther I shell hatta goo now cos boy popular belief Trevor says Daphne is
wood and it’s treasures in the area and
trench tew cover the teartas up, Julian hev sed thas gitten close tew help everyone to enjoy it and use it not difficult to grow and propagate. It
then yew haddta mowld ‘em up tha dedline an I dassnt git wrong just doesn't tolerate root disturbance, so
responsibly and understand why it’s an
and hope they dint get tha frorst alonga him cos heese bigga than should always be planted out in its final
important place to look after.
learta on. me, an I don’t wanta end up lookin position. Cuttings can be taken at the
I visited a few days ago and there is a
Shud yew hev a gret ole fammly like Horry. beautiful carpet of Wood Anemones end of June. Another plant which does
tew feed then teartas wos wun way I’ll leave yew wi this thort. not like to be disturbed is the California
and the Bluebells are just starting to
of filling tha kids belly’s. “Never hit a man wen he’s down-- Tree Poppy (Carpenteria Californica).
show colour along with Early Purple
Torkin of teartas, Horry got wrong ---he might git up agin” As most unusual shrubs originate
alonga tha ole Parish Chairmawtha Fare yew well tergetha agin, an To this end, we would be glad to hear overseas, those on display were from
larst week. dew yew keep a troshin. Australia, New Zealand, Patagonia,
from anyone who has ideas about
She hent growed spuds afore an Boy Sid USA, Madeira, Canary Islands, the
what needs to change, how you use it,
she warn’t sure wot tew dew, so Mediterranean and Himalayas. One
how you would like to use it, should
she arsked Horry, - she’ll neva
there be more information on site? common element is that the vast
larn. Recipe of the We would like your views on dog majority flower on the previous year's
Horry took a look at har seed wood, so should be pruned immediately
Month – Fruit walking in the wood too.
wot she got from Watton markit after flowering. Sedum benefits from
Please email
an he sed tew har he sed.
“Them’ll niva grow here my ole Chews and we shall put your ideas and
comments to NWT, after which we can
the Chelsea Chop. Cut back by between
half and two-thirds during the third
bewty, thas Scotch seed, yew’ll Fellowship member Eirlene
Nettleship says, of this recipe hopefully organise a talk, possibly in week in May to promote strong growth
want proper Norfick seed” and stop plants flopping in the middle.
‘This recipe brings back happy the Autumn and report on your
“Well” she say. “Tha man on the Throughout the talk Trevor answered
childhood memories of our many suggestions. So watch this space!
markit he say thas tha best seed questions from the audience, providing
family camping trips over the This month (May) on Sunday 14th, we
money can buy” “Cos heed say much useful information and during the
Christmas Summer holidays in have a walk on New Buckenham
thet” say Horry “Heese gotta sell interval was inundated with members
South Africa. However, they Common with our local reserves
thet afore thet goo orf. Scotch eager to purchase a little of the unusual
taste just as good on a picnic in officer, Matt Blissett as our guide.
seed’ll only grow up there cos
this country or in front of the fire We’re hoping to see Green-Winged for their own garden.
thet like the cowld wetha, thas
with a mug of hot chocolate’ Orchids.
tew hot down here, yew’ll hatta
It starts at 10am finishing around 12
goo back an arsk fer sum propa FRUIT CHEWS: 250g butter, 2
cups sugar, 2 cups cake fruit (or noon. Ring 01953 717227 to book. Watton U3A
Norfick seed” In March we held our Annual General
Nex week she cum hoom from tha sultanas), 1 cup dried cranberries
meeting where a new committee was
market, cor blarst she wos suffin (or cherries), 2 cups self raising
flour, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup oats,
Ashill and Holme agreed. There was no speaker for this
rore, she hossed strate rown to meeting.
Horry’s an gi him a sharp ding o 2 eggs beaten Hale Garden Club The speaker on 25 May will be Ann
tha lug, wot meard him see more Melt butter and set aside to cool. One of our most regular speakers made Newmeir talking about Theatre Humour –
than jist stars. “Yew daft ole tewl” Mix all the other ingredients then a welcome return on 23rd March. Treading the Boards and him!
she say “Yew meard me me a rite add butter. Mix well and press Trevor Harrison is from Creake Plant The No 1 pub lunch group will be going
larfin stock on the market, tellin into a traybake pan. Bake at 180 Centre which is situated between to Great Cressingham on Thursday 11
me orl thet squit abowt degrees C for 30 minutes until Fakenham and Burnham Market. The May. The no 2 pub lunch group will go to
Scottish teartas, orl tha ole boys golden brown. Will still be soft. nursery stocks shrubs, herbaceous The Windmill at Necton on Tuesday 30
wos larfin fit tew bust when I towl Cut into squares while still plants and climbers and specializes in May.
‘em wot yew say. Jist yew wait till warm. Leave to cool completely rare and unusual hellebores, old roses Please contact our Membership
tha nex Cowncil meetin, I shell before removing from pan. and salvias. Trevor has a wealth of Secretary, Anita Taylor on 01953
gardening knowledge and always brings 881110 if you would like to become a
along some really unusual plants. For member of the Watton U3A, or would
example, members were surprised to like further details.
see that apart from the pink flowering For further details on the National U3A,
currant (Ribes Sanguineum) we all go to

Saturday 10th June
10am – 12 Noon
Ovington Village Hall
Raffle, Tombola,
Handmade Crafts,
Books, Jigsaws etc.
Come and meet your
friends for a Coffee,
Cake and Chat.
All Proceeds to St John’s
Church, Ovington
(This event will replace the
Annual Garden Fete)
May 2017 The Wayland News Page 10
Watton Churches Together Thought for the month own their property when buying jointly with another person
especially when monies have been gifted from another family
St. Mary’s Church, Watton By Revd Gerry Foster, St Mary's Church, Watton member or is using more of their own savings to put towards the I was very touched following the Stockholm terrorist attack, when I purchase than the other party. This is especially so if they wish to
Follow us @StMarysWatton heard it proclaimed “'Our message will always be clear: You will not protect their contributions in the event of a relationship breakdown in
Open for Visitors Wednesday 10.30-3pm defeat us, you will not govern our lives, you will never, ever win”. the future.
Thursday 10-12.30pm. Many others have made similar strong statements following such You could ask your Solicitor to prepare a separate Declaration of
Rev’d Deborah Hamilton-Grey is available for any Church atrocities. Trust document to record the amounts you have each paid and to
enquiries on 01953 529138 or 07896658373 In the midst of the hatred that we’re experiencing across the world, agree that you should receive this amount back on a future sale once
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion 2nd the message that is even stronger, when it’s given space to be the mortgage is repaid or that the equity should be divided in unequal
Wednesday Morning Worship expressed, is one of hope and the kind of love that perseveres and proportions. The Declaration could also record other agreed terms.
Tuesdays 7.30am - 8am, Thursdays 5pm - 5.30pm, Saturdays won’t be killed….. Spire Solicitors LLP has an experienced team to guide you through
9.30am - 10am Parish Prayers 5pm - 6pm Pray & Praise As I write this, it’s Holy Week and we’re walking the journey and provide you with advice on the best way to co-own your
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm with Jesus Christ on the road to the cross where he was killed. property, given your circumstances, and to protect your
Tel: 01953 881252 Why? Because he wanted to demonstrate that for those who contributions. If you wish to discuss further please do not hesitate to
Sun 7th 8.00am Holy Communion choose to believe in Him, his love perseveres; it’s able to break get in touch – Spire Solicitors LLP of 40 High Street, Watton IP25
10.00am Holy Communion through any darkness, despair, disappointment and disaster to 6AE on 01953 882864.
Sun 14th 8.00am Holy Communion bring hope. His rising from the dead that first Easter was the
10.00am Informal Holy Communion ultimate evidence that death will not be the end, when we follow
Sun 21st 8.00am Holy Communion Jesus our Saviour and living Lord. Simply Breathe
10.00am Holy Communion Living? “How do you know that Jesus is alive today?” I asked A third series of ‘Simple Breathe’, (simple breathing exercises), will
2.30pm Café Stop at Blenheim Centre the Primary school age children. “Because he lives inside us be held in the Watton Library for 6 weeks, starting on Wednesday
Thur 25th Ascension Day through the Holy Spirit and helps us with everything! Forever!” 3rd May for 6 weeks until the 7th June.
7.30pm Group Holy Communion Well, that’s the kind of hope that strengthens and empowers, Participants have experienced the following benefits:- Enhanced
Sun 28th 8.00am Holy Communion because it’s not about us or things which seem ‘not only out of wellbeing, Being able to relax the mind, A reduction of anxiety and
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 our control, but out of control’, but about trust in God who holds stress, Improved sleep
6.30pm Choral Evensong the whole world in his hands; who longs for everyone to turn and The sessions are being run in association with the Watton Library to
welcome him into their lives as the friend who will never leave run alongside the Healthy Libraries project, to help people lead
Watton Methodist Church you or forsake you. His is the message of real victory. improved lifestyles. Christians believe it’s God’s goodness ultimately The new sessions are held on Wednesday evenings from 5.30 pm –
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and triumphing over all the evil, which becomes the lifeblood 6.30 pm at Watton library and cost £7, (£6 for anyone receiving
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. coursing through our heart, from His … Forever…. income based benefits).
At 10.30 there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large Every Blessing: Revd Gerry Booking is essential. Please call Watton Library on 01953-881671 or
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. email if you have any questions.
Sun 7th 10.30am Mr J Hull
6.30pm Mrs E Warby
Sun 14th 10.30am Mrs J Roebuck
Wayland First Response Do you need a bird cowl?
3.00pm Easter Offering at Dereham Trinity - no
evening worship at Watton Bank Account Changes “IWhen
wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o'er vales and hills,
all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils;
Sun 21st 10.30am Local Arrangement Due to the announcement of the closure of the Norwich and Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the
6.30pm Rev E Reddington Peterborough Building Society in Watton in the next few months, breeze.” - William Wordsworth
Sun 28th 10.30am Rev E Reddington we, like many of you, are having to change our bank details. What a lovely verse and it certainly looks like Spring is now on it’s
6.30pm Rev A King We are well supported by many members of our community who way, the yellows of the daffodils and laburnum which are especially
have regular bank payments being made direct to our account. beautiful on a bright blue sky day. But, this also means that the birds
Roman Catholic Community The Norwich and Peterborough Building Society are unable to are nest building, collecting moss, twigs and feathers amongst other
Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church assist us with contacting you directly with our new bank details. If items and busy endlessly dropping everything into our chimneys, so
you are one of these people who make a regular payment and you now is the time to fit a bird cowl.
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill wish your payment to continue or may be wish to start a regular We supply and fit cowls and wood-burning stoves throughout the
Tuesdays at 10.00am Holy Communion payment to us please contact either Allan on 01953 880499 or area, please call for a quotation. Phil & Christine Unsworth
Sun 7th 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday Jane on 01953 885795. Breckland Stove Installation Ltd & Breckland Brush Chimney
for school age children Many thanks for all of your support Jane Raine, Co-ordinator Sweep – Watton. 01953 881579 or 07966 298777
Sun 14th 9.30am Family Holy Communion
Sun 21st 9.30am Morning Worship

Sun 28th
12 noon Holy Baptism
9.30am Holy Communion
Buying Property Jointly Griston Church Book Sales
The Grand Second Hand Book Sale at Griston Church on Saturday

Sun 7th
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney
11.00am Lay Led Worship
with Someone Else 25th March was a great success. We made £774.84 for our Heating
Fund, and would like to thank everybody who contributed to that
Sun 14th 11.00am Family Holy Communion & When buying a property jointly with someone else, a trust of
marvellous amount – all our helpers, supporters, and customers. We
Holy Baptism land is created. It is important to ensure that the property is
couldn’t do it without you!
Sun 21st 11.00am All Age Worship held in such a way so that on any future sale, or in the event of
Preparations are well under way for our next one on Saturday 29th
Sun 28th 11.00am Holy Communion the death of one of the owners, the sale proceeds are divided as
July, which, with summer holidays approaching, will be a Children’s
the parties intend. You can own land as beneficial joint tenants
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke Special. There will be a much larger selection of children’s books as
or as tenants in common.
Sun 7th 10.30am Family Holy Communion well as New and Pre-Loved toys, games, and puzzles. We’ll have a
Owning as beneficial joint tenants, you are each entitled to half of
Sun 14th 10.30am All Age Worship Children’s Lucky Dip with a prize every time, and lots of Jumblejars.
any equity in the property on a sale. If one of you dies, the
Sun 21st 10,.30am Holy Communion This is in addition to our usual fare of refreshments including
property will automatically pass to the surviving joint tenant. It is
Sun 28th 10.30am Lay Led Worship Ploughman’s Lunches, cakes and savoury snacks, hot and cold
possible to sever a joint tenancy and make it into an equal tenancy
beverages, and cakes to take away. Not forgetting the books,
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington in common by serving a notice on your co-owner.
HUNDREDS OF THEM, all displayed in our lovely church for you
Sun 7th 9.30am Holy Communion Owning as tenants in common, you can choose to own the
to browse. Even if you’re not an avid reader, we invite you to come
Sun 28th 10.30am Rogation Sunday Service property either equally or in unequal shares. On the death of one
along and visit the church, examine the displays, and stop for a drink
of you, the share of the deceased will pass according to their Will
and a mardle in the cool.
or under the intestacy rules. It is therefore very important if you
We are taking donations now, so if you’ve had a spring clear-out then
own as tenants in common that Wills are made by both co-owners
Watton Pentecostal Church to deal with their respective shares particularly if either one
please donate any clean and complete toys, games, puzzles, and
children’s amusements to a local good use.
Old Dereham Road, Watton. May Services wanted to leave their share to someone else altogether but give
We are happy to collect at any time, just give us a call on 880153.
their co-owner the right to continue to live in the property.
Sundays at 10.30am “Portraits of Jesus” People should therefore very carefully consider how they wish to
Many thanks, Caroline & Keith.
Everyone welcome!

Dance Away at The Queens Hall
All Saints Church, Threxton Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dancing
Sunday 7th May at 10.30am
followed by a sale of homemade cakes.
8pm - 11pm Admission £4
Dances May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st

NWT Breckland Local Group The Watton Society
Look out for details on upcoming events at E Wretham in June,
an evening NIghtjar walk with Matt Blissett and a guided walk 17th May - A group from Blickling Hall will give us
“Living History at Blickling Hall” . . .
with Paul Newport around Lynford, Thetford.
through the eyes of a scullery maid
For more details on NWT Breckland please email
7.45pm Watton Christian Community Centre More information John & Judy Kerr 01953 882613
May 2017 The Wayland News Page 11
so you know what to expect.
Breckland Cats * They are generally less
Protection - Older demanding than younger cats.
* They are less likely to scale the
Cats curtains or knock your ornaments
Across the UK more than six times off the shelf!
as many kittens are being adopted * They are still playful and enjoy
instead of their more elderly companionship, and with many
friends. Figures across Cats years ahead of them they are ideal
Protection’s 31adoption centres for a mature family.
show currently nearly 10 per cent Here at Breckland we have several
of cats in care are aged 11 and older cats in our care who are
older. looking for that forever home.
Kitten season is now underway, Benji is a lovely 6 year old black
running between April and male cat who loves everybody
September, and with it brings a young and old, and can’t get
dramatic rise in older cats being enough fuss and cuddles and loves
left on the shelf. Across the to sit on a lap. However, Benji
charity, very young cats often only (main picture) is allergic to certain
remain in care for up to 10 days, in pollens so he has to be an indoor
comparison to older cats who are cat. Bonnie (inset right) is a black
left behind for up to 59 days. and white 8 year old female, who
Improvements in cat care have came into our care due to changes
greatly raised the quality and life in family circumstances. She is a All these cats have been fully Cuthberts Church hall on Saturday
expectancy for cats across the UK lovely girl and would like a quiet examined by our vet and have no 3rd June, from 9.30am to 1.30 pm
and many household cats are now household, where she can live out health issues. They are all where we sell bric-a-brac, books,
living into their late teens and early her years. neutered, vaccinated, micro jumble, lovely cakes, a tombola,
20s in good health. Tilly (inset left) is an 8 year old chipped, flea’d and wormed. Their and lots more. We hope to see you
Adopting an older cat has many black and white female cat who adoption fee is £50 which goes there. For help or advice or
benefits that people often overlook. has been moved from home to towards the cost of our vet bills. If assistance with the cost of
* Older cats tend to stay close to home through no fault of her own. you can offer one of them a home, neutering, ring 01842 810018. Rita
home so make great companions. She would make an ideal family please call us. Thompson.
* Their characters are fully formed, cat who deserves a forever home. We have a Summer Fayre at St.

a social evening and to arrange Funeral Services. People come
Car Boot Sale outings or activities that may be for a chat and talk about the Dereham
As part of the 'Babes In The Wood' of interest to the members. If you loved ones they have lost, they
festival a car boot sale is to be held would like further information, may talk about how they are Indoors Bowls
on Saturday 24th June in the please contact Steve on 07845 feeling or ask for advice. Verity
grounds of Thorp House on 924543. has lots of experience of how Club
Church Road, Griston. Pitches will Don’t forget that The Games people cope with bereavement as Dereham Indoor Bowls Club will
cost £5 and setting up starts at Group meets in Watton Library well as a wide range of contacts be holding a coaching sessions for
1200 noon on the day, with selling every Friday, from 1:30pm to who may be able to provide help. anyone wanting to learn to bowl
from 1300 - 1600. We hope many 3:30pm. They have a wide We talk too, about the service begining on Saturday 13 th May
participants will stay on in the variety of games including that the HAPPY Project may be starting at 10 am all equipment
village for the BBQ and live music Yahtzee, Scrabble, Dominoes or able to provide in the case of supplied. The club is situated
at the Waggon & Horses, which Draughts and lots of others. Just people feeling isolated and within Dereham leisure centre
will start around 1600 until 2200. turn up they will be pleased to lonely. Station Road East Dereham
see you. The 11th June 2017 is the date The sessions will be run by level
The Family Art and Craft Group that Watton will be celebrating Three senior national approved
Happenings meet at Ashill Community The Big Lunch. This year we will Bowls Coaches.
Centre. The next meeting will be also be remembering Jo Cox the
of The HAPPY on Saturday 6th May 2017 from MP who was sadly killed
10:00 am to 12 noon. Activities whilst she was out and about
Project planned could include making in her constituency. All you
The HAPPY Project continues to life size collages, a spot of need do is bring a plate of
be very active, hopefully with the painting and plenty of glitter, as food to share and join in the
advent of these bright sunny days well as the old favourites of junk fun. I will let you know more
we will become even more modelling and play dough. What about times and venues next
active! colour or scent will you make? month . . . so watch this
The Watton Active Social People The HAPPY Project is also space!
(WASPS) continue to meet each involved in The Bereavement To discover more information
month at The Hare and Barrel on Café which is held at Babaco’s about The HAPPY Project,
Brandon Road, Watton. The next on the last Thursday of the month please contact Jean Williams,
regular meeting will be from from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. It is HAPPY Project Co-Ordinator
7:00pm on Monday 7th May for hosted by Verity from Breckland 01953 880235.
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Birthday Golf!
On Monday 10th April the Ladies of
Richmond Golf Club gathered to
celebrate the 60th Birthday of former
captain, Rosie Sutterby. Rosie had
organised a team Stableford
competition, in the 1-2-3 Waltz
format, but to make it just that bit
more interesting, the ladies were
instructed to tee off alternately from
the yellow and red tees. Great fun was
had by all with some very good golf
played, but also some unusual shots
from time to time!
At the end of the competition Rosie
had organised for all the ladies to be
served delicious scones with jam and
cream, very well received after the
exertions of the morning.
As a fitting end to a wonderful day it
was Rosie’s team, herself plus Sandy
McCormack and Jane Playford, who
were the winners with a score of 65
points. Well done to them. Pictured are Left to Right: Sandy McCormack, Rosie Sutterby and Jane Playford.

Changes at the
We are anticipating some major changes
at Wayland House this summer. Change
can be difficult, daunting and even a bit
scary, and for the Trustees of the
Wayland Partnership, these changes are
probably all three. But change can also be
seen as positive and an opportunity to
develop and that is how the Trustees and
our many Partners need to see it
Susan (pictured left) has been the energy
and inspiration behind the development
of the Dragonfly Gallery for the past ten
years. She has nurtured both the
volunteers and artists and done a
wonderful job for us. In addition, we have
had the support of her husband Richard
who has helped us with maintaining the
building. As a result of changes in their have to add to it the loss of Suzanne, the Marquee at the Wayland Show, to the
lives, they have decided to leave the whose husband, Alastair, is moving to a Men’s Shed and the Job Fair and so much
Wayland area and make their home in new post in Aberdeenshire and so they more. She will be so greatly missed by so
France in the house they have been and their two children will also be many local individuals and groups, and
renovating over the past few years. We building a new life far away from especially by the Trustees.
will miss Susan enormously, not just Wayland. Susan and Suzanne are off to meet new
for her excellent work, but for the Suzanne has been a breath of fresh air for challenges in their lives and we have the
warmth of her character and her love the Partnership and has made a real challenge of finding new people who
for what she does difference in the time she has been with will, hopefully, love the Wayland area
Susan’s departure will be a loss, but we us - from the Well-Wayland group and and serve it as well as they have done.

plants, vegetables in season,
Watton Country hand knitted and crocheted
jumpers, cardigans, hats,
Market scarfs, gloves and baby bits,
Christian Community Centre, High Street, handmade cards for all
Watton. Every Wednesday 8.30 til 11.30 occasions, handmade bags
By the time you read this Easter will have and cushions to name a few,
been and gone but the plants are on their not forgetting our cakes,
way,summer is coming so come in and see pastries, jams and honey.
us. We are open every Wednesday for There is also tea and coffee
locally grown produce, Free Range Eggs, served in the adjacent room.

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