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Wayland Agricultural Society Donation

£6,000 was raised for the Norfolk branch and raffle donors. The cheque was both in terms of the number of cases and
of SSAFA, the armed forces charity at presented to Air Commodore Kevin their complexity. There is currently no
the Wayland Spring Ball held in April at Pellatt, Chairman of SSAFA, Norfolk by likelihood that the number of cases will
Lynford Hall. The ball was attended by members of the organising committee. do anything other than increase. Such a
160 members and friends of the Wayland Air Commodore Pellatt said "SSAFA generous contribution to our funds will
Show and huge thanks goes to all who so Norfolk supports a significant number of greatly enhance our ability to continue
generously supported the event on the service veterans in the County. The and improve the much-needed support
night, including guests, sponsors, auction demands placed on us are ever increasing we give to our service veterans.”

information) at Watton library on July.
Urgent Appeal !! Wednesday 12th July 2-6pm. Come These celebrations will take place on
Due to the announcement of the closure along to the library and talk to the people July 1st and 2nd. On Saturday 1st July
of the Norwich and Peterborough who have the written the book and there will be an Historical Exhibition in
Building Society in Watton in the next purchase your own copy. Refreshments the church with documents, photographs,
few months, Wayland First Response, will be available. For more information posters and artefacts from many years
like many of you, have had to change to please contact Watton library on 01953 ago on display. This will be open from
change our bank details. 881671. 10 – 12 noon with light refreshments
We are well supported by many members available. On Sunday 2nd. July Morning
of our community who have regular bank Worship at 10:30 am will be led by Rev
payments being made direct to our 'Ninety years Barbara Winner, the Exhibition will be
account. The Norwich and Peterborough open in the afternoon followed by a
Building Society are unable to assist us
with contacting you directly with our
without Birthday Tea and then there’s
‘Celebration in Song’ at 6:30 – a chance
new bank details. If you are one of these
people who make a regular payment and
slumbering . . .' for a really good sing!
Are you interested in the history of
you wish your payment to continue or When you walk along the High Street in Watton?
may be wish to start a regular payment to Watton you pass a large building near to Do you have any connection with the
us please contact either Allan on 01953 the public car park. Probably the first Methodist Church through Christenings,
880499 or Jane on 01953 885795. thing you will notice are the beautiful weddings or funerals?
Many thanks for all of your support. gardens outside, which are lovingly Did you ever come to Sunday School
tended by wonderful volunteers. Look a there?
little further and you see the building Do you just like to have a good time?
New book about itself: Watton Methodist Church.
In early July this building will have
If any of the above apply to you, do
come along during our celebration
Watton to be reached the grand old age of ninety – not
so very old for a church perhaps, but
weekend we will be delighted to see you.
When the church was opened – on
published nevertheless a birthday worth
celebrating.The original church, built
Thursday 7th July 1927 – photographs
Watton & District U3A ‘Looking at show that crowds thronged the street
fairly soon after Methodism came to waiting excitedly to enter the new
Watton’ group will be launching their
Watton in 1800s, still stands next door building! We’d love a crowd to come
first publication A ‘Snapshot’ of the
and is the Christian Community Centre along and share our celebrations so why
High Street Watton 2015-17 (a historical
but it is the ‘new’ church, still in use not make a date to do so?
photographic record with additional
today, that we honour at the beginning of See you there! Lesley Cowling
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Cheryl and her committee. Again I was new piece of play equipment for Lovell
Farewell from so privileged and proud, together with
John, to be driven in the parade with all
Gardens Play Area. Enabling us to
exercise on well used playgrounds
Beryl the fancy dressed and the wonderfully
turned out Prince and Princesses. It was
The Grade II listed 17th Century Clock
Tower has finally been renovated
Wow the year has gone, and my year as good to hear all the Charity stalls had internally to comply to the standard
Chairman and Mayor is over. Now Cllr been well supported required for such an historical building.
Stan Hebborn and his wife Councillor In November Watton Town Council, The work was carried out by accredited
Sue Hebborn are elected your new Mayor decided to organise the first firework skilled craftsmen and included control of
and Mayoress of Watton. Many event to be held in Watton since the Fire dampness, work to the cupola, roof
Congratulations to them and to Service stop organising them several covering, tower itself and the electrics.
Councillor Tina Kiddell elected to be years ago. We chose a new venue, by And on April the 20th the proud moment
Vice Chairman. Kind permission of Mr Kevin Bowes at came when the clock mechanism was put
I have had a wonderful year, been to so the Show Ground Brandon Road, Watton. back and we could again look up at the
many of your meetings and events, and Titanium Fireworks was commissioned clock for the time and hear the wonderful
John joins me in thanking you all so to provide the display and volunteer help sound of it striking on the hour. Sadly
much for inviting us to attend. So much was enlisted from the Rotary Club, Inner teething problems came a few days later
has happened, we welcomed the Civic Wheel and Army Cadets. WOW what a and yes it stopped ticking but hopefully
Leaders from Weeze to Wayland Hall for night it turned out to be. We think not just now we will have the Clock working for
a Twinning trip with Watton last year and Watton but Norfolk turned out to see a many years to come
this year, Mayor Stan Hebborn with his magnificent display. WTC is at the Plus there have been many Civic events
Band ‘The Phoenix Pipes and Drums” moment organising the 2017 display and to attend in the County, too numerous to
will be playing at the 30th Anniversary of further details will be announced later. mention, with so many lovely Officers,
the Twinning of the Councils in Weeze in Festive Market at the end of November is Chairman and Mayors to meet and greet.
June. We Celebrated the Opening of the a FREE event the Council so proudly puts Organisations in Watton have had so
Jubilee Rose Garden, which has now also on for families to enjoy. This year we many different, meetings and events and
had some apple trees planted, so were entertained by The City of Norwich it has been a privilege and delight for
hopefully you will be able to sit quietly Pipe Band and The Smokehouse Blues myself and John to be part of it all. To say
and enjoy an apple. We witnessed the Band. Together with all the Charity Stalls nothing happens in Watton, please take a
changing of control at RAF Lakenheath again lining the High Street and the Main look at the Watton Directory at all the
where our Military friends making us Man himself Santa, who loves coming to organisations within Watton, and take
extremely welcome. We also attended the the Festive Market to greet all the boys that first big step to join some of them.
Afternoon Tea at County Hall to and girls and give them all a little present, I would like to say a very big thank you
Celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday last the day was a great success. Festivities to all businesses, Councillors and
June. end with the Switching on of Watton’s members of the public for their very
My heart goes out to all those that were Festive Lights, as always enjoyed by generous donations to the Tombola’s and
flooded so badly last June. The Town many. Raffles I have organised throughout my
Council organised with What Watton That leads us into Christmas, and the year for my two Charities - Watton’s
Wants, a tour of all the areas where wonderful Carol Services that our Queens Hall and The Youth and
flooding was unacceptable. Churches led us in, the Nativity with real Community Centre. I am delighted the
Anglia Water, Breckland Council, and animals and costumed characters, and sum raised is £1980.34 which means I am
Norfolk County Council, including the
Highways Department were invited to see
for themselves and to hear from the
public just how bad the flooding was in
Watton. We understand there is a little
money coming to help.
Lovely weather in August greeted the
organisers of the Wayland Show. Much
work is put into this agricultural family
entertainment day.
The organisation is meticulous with so
many differing events going on at the
same time. Show jumping, Main Ring
displays, Starting Handle Club, Sheep
judging to list a few. Trade stands,
Charity stalls, a Craft Village,
Horticultural Tent and many more are all who could forget the Town Carol Service, really pleased to present a cheques to Mr
present. I was so proud to be your Mayor with the modern day twist of how it might Michael Rix for the Queens Hall and to
at this event. If you have never been to have taken place today with the baby Mrs Margaret Holmes for the Youth and
the Wayland Show, I would recommend Jesus being born in a basement and Community Centre of £990.17 each.
you purchase tickets this year and enjoy a wrapped in bubble wrap. We were very Thank you all so much for your kind
full days programme of local Agriculture honoured to be welcomed to Lakenheath words during my year, one I will never
and other events with your family. to join in their Yuletide Celebrations too forget. It has made me so proud and
Watton’s Carnival was a glorious day last just before Christmas. privileged to live in Watton. If I could
September with many Charities and their Recently the Town Council has received have one wish please support our
Stalls down each side of the High Street. some DC11 funding with which some businesses and organisation, within
You all came out to enjoy the FREE Adult Gym Equipment for Bridle Road Watton and Wayland.
event and entertainment organised by Play Area was purchased together with a Thank you. Cllr Beryl Bunning .

Rocklands' Flower Watton Society's
Festival May Meeting
The Annual Rocklands Flower festival We did it again - What a brilliant
is being held at All Saints Church, night. Listening to stories of
Rocklands from Saturday 9th July until Blickling Hall, through the eyes of
Monday 11th July. Be sure of a very a scullery maid. Learning about her
warm friendly welcome as you enjoy duties, the do's and don'ts. The
the marvellous displays in this beautiful visitors to the house, Lords and
old Church. On Saturday and Sunday ladies, international guests. All with
there will be a Bar-b-que, Light lunches, a story to tell.
cream teas, cakes as well as teas and All true, because the scullery maid
coffees served in the old School Room is still alive and living in a nursing
and there will be a marquis housing the home and its her story that was told.
bric-a-brac, books and hand-made cards The whole evening was brilliantly
of the flower arrangements that you acted out seeming as real as could
would have seen. There is also a plant be. Very enjoyable.
stall. On Monday the church will still For the July meeting, the Society
be open for the flowers and teas and has an evening outing to St. Mary's
coffees will be served. It is held in aid Church. Houghton on the Hill. A
of the upkeep of All Saints Church, the break for August and back to
Schoolroom and the churchyard. Watton Christian Community
Entrance is free. Centre in September.
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Tony Brooks will be giving his ever-popular show
A Quick Look Round Changes to Watton of old photographs of Merton, Thompson,
By Orbiter Community Car Scheme Tottington and West Tofts. As well as allowing
Well the summer came with plenty of warm sunshine viewers to enjoy his huge collection of pictures,
For many years now, Watton has been very Tony will give a commentary describing the places
and most people were delighted, though the downside
fortunate to have a Community Car Scheme, able to and people shown, drawing on his great fund of
was that the dry weather caused a drought, so that some
take to hospital, local people who are unable to local knowledge. Visit his website on
gardeners and farmers were not too happy, but you
make their own way there. The Watton Scheme has www.merton.ukgo.com to see a selection of the
can’t please everyone, as we all know, but when the
taken patients to the four Norwich hospitals, to photographs.
rains did come they certainly made a good job of it.
Dereham, to Fakenham and even to our surgery. It There will be a local history display, with an
One of the high spots of the summer calendar is the
is a voluntary service that some local communities emphasis on the impact of the 1st World War on
Chelsea Flower Show, but am I alone in being
have tried unsuccessfully to set up. Our coordinator, Merton village and estate, and there will be a rare
disappointed with their choice of winner of the award
Sylvia Welsh, was even honoured by the Wayland chance to view a collection of historical artefacts
for Show Garden of the Year? This comprised a
Partnership on 20th May with the “Star Volunteer and archaeological finds.
collection of six lorry loads of large limestone blocks
Award” presented to her by the Mayor, Cllr Stan In addition, the Norfolk Wildlife Trust will be
set in a regular pattern, with a few wisps of grass
Hebborn. During 2016, more than 500 visits had providing information about the importance of
poking through – alleged to represent an artistic view
been made and, if allowance is made for 5 churchyards for wildlife, and one of their team will
of the rather harsh growing conditions that obtain in
appointment days in each week, this amounts to be present to introduce you to some of the abundant
Malta. Surely the award was intended, not for art, but
about two trips per day over the year for the wildflowers that are to be found in Merton
for inspirational garden designs, such as featured in
Community Car; a remarkable work rate for the 4 or churchyard.
past shows. But what do I know ?!
5 volunteer drivers. Refreshments will be available all day –
I do know that I was amazed by the feat of Geoff Ray,
However, changes have had to be made by the ploughman’s lunches, cream teas, and delicious
reported in last month’s Wayland News, in completing
Community Car Scheme. On 10 May, Watton home-made cakes. Come and find out a little more
the equivalent of six marathons in seven days, which is
Council decided that because the Community Car about the history of the village, or just come and
hard enough in itself, but in the heat of the Sahara
drivers do not have D.B.S. Safeguarding checks, enjoy a cup of tea in these beautiful surroundings,
Desert !
they would withdraw their support for the Scheme looking out across the park towards Merton Hall.
He mentioned a temperature of 46 degrees C,(which is
with immediate effect. They reviewed the decision Free admission. All proceeds from refreshments,
115 degrees in figures that I understand). In my war
at the Council Meeting on 13th June and it is raffle etc. will go to the fund for restoration of the
service in India, if it reached 105 we sought shelter if
unlikely that they have changed their stance. For church roof – repairs are urgently needed after the
possible, but here Geoff ran through it, carrying his
accuracy, the long-serving drivers had refused to theft of half of the lead.
supplies on his back!
have the more complicated and costly C.R.B.
Unbelievable ! Well done that man.
Checks with Breckland Council about 5 years ago
It is reported that scientists in America are preparing
to send a craft to orbit the Sun, at a distance of about
and after this, they became sponsored by Watton but
Watton did not tell them that the new D.B.S. was
WNAS News
three million miles from it, which appears to simply On Friday, May 26th, members of the West Norfolk
free to volunteers and was much simpler.
waste millions of dollars that could be better spent Aviation Society met at a Duxford practice day to
Furthermore, the drivers cannot request a D.B.S.
on humanitarian projects here on Earth, where there see a collection of WW2 war horses being put
Check for themselves; it is the responsibility of
are so many things that we still do not understand, through their paces. As usual, tears in our eyes and
Watton Council as the ‘employer’.
which would be much worthier of their attention. lumps in our throats, the nostalgia was all
Watton Council have recommended that instead of
But I suppose scientists must have their fun consuming even though none of us witnessed the
using the Community Car Scheme, residents should
As I am sure you will have heard, we have just had a real thing. It was mainly a day of history with two
use public bus, the E.R.S. Ambulance or the Norfolk
General Election, the fall-out from which is still being incredible museums to support the day’s
‘Transport Plus’ scheme. The Ambulance Service is
felt and discussed by all and sund.ry. It seems that Mrs. entertainment. But, to most of us, the star turn of the
free but is very restrictive on the level of disability
May was ill-advised by her ‘experts’ probably the same day was the Eurofighter Typhoon which never fails
before it can be used and the excellent ‘Transport
experts who said that Donald Trump had no chance of to exhilarate; even the traditionalist anoraks. The
Plus’ will charge full rate for the out-patient’s
becoming President of the United States of America. machine’s manoeuvrability was breath-taking with
journey and also for the driver’s journey to and from
On leaving the Polling Station I cheerily told the its ability to stand on its tail, almost stationary, and,
their home and the driver will have to leave if the
officials that I would see them again in five year’s time, with the potential to accelerate to 2000mph – not on
treatment runs over 1 hour to return, further adding
but having seen the results, perhaps that should have this day though. What a credit this machine is to
to the cost. Watton Council seems to hope the
been five months ! human engineering; surely a case for stealing the
Community Car Scheme will stop operating but
As ever, other experts have not been idle this month, glory from the pilot. Is his or her role almost
demand continues as strongly as ever.
and the most surprising assertion has come from a redundant we wonder and what part would a pilot
The changes to the Watton Community Car Scheme
group of doctors who say that the established really play in a dog-fight with competitive
are:
procedure of putting accident patients in the ‘recovery hardware? Watch out politicians, the engineer is on
1. New telephone number: It is no longer 889747,
position’ is all wrong, as it can delay the ability of your tail.
the number Watton Council has now disconnected.
emergency staff to detect the absence of breathing, by On Thursday, 8th June, members and guests met
The new contact number is Sylvia’s personal land
several minutes. If their conclusions are correct this again at the very hospitable Mundford bowls club.
line 882961. Calls will be received as before on an
will mean that text-books will have to be re-written, On this occasion we were entertained and educated
answerphone and Sylvia will arrange the transport
and the matter should be given full publicity, rather by another charismatic speaker, Mike Dalton.
when she returns from a trip and will return the call
than the small paragraph in recent newspapers. Although Mike had served time in the RAF his main
with the details as soon as possible after.
It is sad to see that there has been a recent resurgence in claim to fame emerged when he pioneered a school
2. Increased Charge: The petrol/car allowance
the number of thefts of lead from Norfolk church roofs, for would-be racing drivers. The success of this was
charge is now increased to 45p/mile which is the
by unscrupulous individuals, though surely a factor limited by the overheads incurred in the venues he
rate charged by Transport Plus. This is because
must be the ease which they manage to dispose of their was able to afford. His shrewdness and an innate
before, Watton subsidised the patient by 10p/mile
spoils, obviously down to a few less than honest metal empathy with economics led him onto founding
and the patient only paid 35p/mile. This means that
dealers. another scary venture: a flying school. This time,
the new charge for a return trip to Dereham hospital
As these crimes cost thousands of pounds, surely some with a difference: at the height of its popularity he
is £11.25 and to N.N.U.H. is £18.90, the old charges
alternative method of roofing could be experimented was operating six, 80 year old Tiger Moths. At the
being £8.75 and £14.70. Watton Council will save
with. As long ago as 1960 I used a fibre-glass based end of his address the floor was opened up to
nearly £2200 p.a. on this and the disconnected
plastic sheet to cover a large roofing space, which questions and another hour passed by with anecdotes
telephone.
proved durable and weather-proof, and with the and banter. We have a feeling that Mike might have
3. Safety and Safeguarding: Watton Council is very
advances in the plastics industry in the intervening liked us and, there is a suspicion he might even join
concerned that residents will be travelling with 70+
years, I am sure the matter is worth pursuing. I will our ranks. If he does, or doesn’t, we will certainly
year old drivers who have not had a D.B.S. Check
await developments in this area, and a suitable reward ask him back to talk to us about what he does now
and so may abuse the resident. Also they have
from the Church authorities in due course. for kicks.
concern that drivers do not have proof of medical
Of course other crime is also prevalent, one that is For what’s on next month please go to:
fitness to drive, eye tests, driving assessments and
often reported is that of fraud, not by organised www.westnorfolkaviationsociety.org.uk
more. This is despite the fact that 70 year olds need
gangs, but by ordinary bank employees, who
to prove their medical fitness to be able to renew
manage to make off with thousands of pounds,
their driving license and that I am a member of the
undetected for long periods. These frauds are most
surprising in view of the hoops we have to go
Institute of Advanced Motorists. The Council wants Open Garden For
residents to be certain that the driver is safe and fit
through to open simple accounts these days. Yes, the
fact that the offenders are eventually caught suggests
for purpose. If a resident has any doubt at all, they
should not use the Community Car and should
Age UK
that the security measures do work in the long run, We had a lovely sunny day for this event on Sunday
inform the Town Clerk. Of course, if the resident is 4th June and we had 33 visitors and raised £250 for
but the follow up application of justice often leaves
happy that the driver is safe, caring and has been Age UK Norfolk. Thank you to all who came along
the ordinary observer astonished, usually consisting
driving perfectly well as a volunteer for many years, for their support. It was a good sum for one garden
of suspended sentences and /or a few hours
then they should set their mind at rest and carry on. and Age UK were very pleased!
community service. This latter is never explained to
Residents should remember that we, as drivers, We had lost of compliments and everyone enjoyed
the general public, and is probably rarely carried
cannot obtain any of these checks without being the super refreshments, thanks to all my friends who
out, since the necessary supervision would entail
sponsored or ‘supported’ by a council, Watton donated cakes and prizes for the Tombola and
more expense to the tax-payer.
Council in this case, and Watton Council has helped on the day.
I am rather puzzled by the announcement that
withdrawn its support for the Community Car
supermarkets are intending to introduce a system by
drivers.
which their petrol prices will vary at different times
of the day, and on different days of the week, in
Brian Lawrence (Community Car driver)
P.S. We are always looking for another volunteer
Wayland Players N F N
order to facilitate easier flow of traffic, and, no Normal for Norfolk? Well, not this time. Of course,
driver to share our work load and Sylvia would be the Wayland Players, as the longest serving Drama
doubt. of cash. This method, they say, is already in
very pleased to hear from anyone wishing to join our Club in Watton, do like to 'Do Different'. Who
use in parts of Europe and the U,S.A., so it seems
team.” would have thought that such a group of talented
inevitable that it will come here.
What I do know about petrol sales is that it costs actors would also include in their midst singers,
anything from 8p to 12p more per litre at motorway Open Day At Merton dancers, comics, musicians and impersonators?
service stations than it does anywhere else, which So our next production in November will take the
cam add anything from three to five pounds on a fill Church July 30th form of a Variety Show. There'll be recitations and
-up, which I think is disgusting. After a gap of several years, St Peter’s church, monologues, songs from the shows and, of course,
Perhaps you agree. Happy motoring. Merton, is again holding an Open Day, on Sunday lots of comedy. N. F. N ? New For November!
Good afternoon. July 30th from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Watch this space for more info.
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may have been doing this anyway since monitored and evaluated to ensure
In your May) and include maincrop carrots,
peas, spring cabbage, kohl rabi, turnips,
provision is tailored to their needs.” The
staff have worked incredibly hard to
garden lettuce, radish, endive, chicory, Chinese
cabbage and pak choi. I am quite sure
ensure that children’s learning is
promoted and the report noted how the
nobody without a market stall would or staff “plan opportunities that are
with Lotta Potts could sow all that lot but it just goes to challenging and motivate children to
It was all going so well. The weather show how much can be produced from learn.” The report said: “Staff
late May to the middle of June wasn’t midsummer onward. Now is also the understand how to promote children’s
bad at all then we had the gale! What a time to think about autumn planting learning and carefully observe children
prolonged period of strong winds, little onions, shallots and garlic from sets. I to assess their level of development.”
rain (apart from that Saturday when it haven’t dared try growing these from The report also remarked on the
resembled a monsoon) and warm seed as at the moment the sets are doing behaviour saying that “Children behave
temperatures. All that resulted in a lot of rather well, even with my carefree well throughout their time at pre-school”
damage. People (including me) were attitude to watering. and “children explain why this is
really upset, one could say heartbroken Flowers need to be dead-headed and important as they develop an
in some cases, about ruined tall plants herbaceous perennials need a feed. understanding of how to keep
like delphiniums, roses, peonies, lupins Hanging baskets will need frequent themselves and others safe.”
and certainly clematis. Some were watering and a feed every week. Some Maths was highlighted as a strength by
rescued with the good old string and people recommend a weak feed every the inspector, she said that “Children’s
canes but others will have to be cut watering and the same for plants in mathematical development is supported
down with the hope of a later flush of containers. It would save having to well.” The report went on to say “Older
flowers. Delphiniums and lupins are remember if the tomatoes and baskets children use more advanced
good for this once the wreckage has get fed on Fridays or Saturdays. mathematical language.”
cleared. Sadly the rest will have to be Anything growing in the greenhouse The pre-school is led and managed by a
left until next year. Maybe this is a good may need shade and this can be done committee of volunteers. The leadership
time to review all plant supports. Some either with dark netting or paint. Paint is was praised in the report saying that
online suppliers have sales in the probably not a good idea if plants are in ‘The leadership team has taken effective
summer so it’s worth a look round. there and will be a lot messier to dispose action to address weaknesses” and has a
Right, so that’s the first job for July of in autumn. I am told the netting is “focused and effective plan for
sorted. Onward and upward. We are effective and relatively inexpensive. improvement.” The pre-school is not
supposed to be having a long hot After all it will be usable again. resting on its laurels and intends to keep
summer – barbecue summer a couple of Whilst you are wandering about dead- on with progress and is looking at ways
years ago anyone? Still best be heading and feeding and watering, don’t to achieve the highest “outstanding”
prepared. The obvious one is lawn care. forget to take a moment to have a good rating.
Raise the cutting height of the mower look round and sniff at the plants that The committee and staff are delighted to
blades so that the stressed grass will stay have scented flowers. I am thinking have received the second overall highest
a little greener (than brown) during long roses here but also the philadelphus and are now looking at ways to improve
hot spells. The grass is stressed? Hah! (mock orange) will be out as well and and expand their provision for childcare.
What about the poor soul on the business that has a wonderful scent. Make a note This includes extending their opening
end? Don’t bother to water it unless it is of what’s working well for you and what hours this September. Youngsters can
a very new lawn. Grass will recover isn’t so you have a head start in the either attend all day from 9.00am until
once it rains. For newcomers at this planning season. Photos are also good 3.00pm or split their time into mornings
gardening lark, trust me an established, as they will remind you of the best part and afternoons sessions. The pre-school
if stressed, lawn will green up before the of the year and what went where. committee secretary, Sarah Wollerton
first drops of a decent rain hit the The other major subject for July is commented and said, “We understand
ground. If it’s a long, hot July stop holidays. If you plan on taking a break how parents need childcare to be
cutting it altogether. That’s easy but make sure your garden is as secure as flexible.” She went on to say “We feel
everything else will need to be watered possible. If you have veg try and find a very lucky to have such a unique village
so you don’t really save a lot of time. It neighbour or friend who will come in setting with a team of friendly staff to
might be worth studying the fine art of and pick whatever is ready. They might provide a caring environment in which
dry gardens with lavenders, rosemary, be charitable and offer to water children can learn and play.”
sage and other Mediterranean plants but containers and baskets as well. If you For further information please see
of course these will need watering until haven’t such a friend then the best thing www.sahamtoneypreschool.co.uk or
they have their roots firmly in the is not to have baskets and containers at contact us at
ground. The experts are Beth Chatto and the front. It’s a real give-away if they all info@sahamtoneypreschool.co.uk
RHS Hyde Hall in Essex. Visit if you keel over while you are away. 07749756831
can to get inspiration or check out their Otherwise put them all together out of
websites. sight in the shade on trays and saturate
Vegetable plot is next on the list. Watch
out for blight – warm, damp weather for
them. You never know there might be TESCO's bags
survivors. Mow the lawn then put away
more than 48 hours is almost guaranteed
to bring it on. This is called a Smith
all tools and ladders under lock and key.
There should be no indication then that
of help for
Period for the data-minded and a
nuisance (fill in your own adjective if
the house and garden are uninhabited for
a week or two.
Town Display
you have suffered). There is no cure. A Last but least is, of course, keep Watton Town Council Annual
certain amount can be avoided but weeding. Firework display, set for Saturday 28th
involves a lot of spraying. The best October, has been granted support by
thing to do if it strikes is to cut down all TESCO, with the ‘bags of help’
the foliage to ground level. This should Saham Toney scheme. The scheme, identifies three
then be disposed of immediately. Do not local causes and then awards £4,000,
compost it. Burning is the old-fashioned
way or if you have one put it in the
Pre-School £2,000 and £1,000 respectively
dependent on a customer preference.
brown bin and the council’s compost
heap will generate enough heat to kill
rated 'Good' by Each customer to Tesco in Watton is
given a coloured token each time they
the spores. A domestic heap or bin will
not. If the hollow stems have left holes Ofsted shop, and the customer puts the token
in the relevant box relating to their
in the soil fill them in and leave the crop Saham Toney Pre-School is celebrating favoured cause.
for a few days. The potatoes will not a remarkable turnaround after receiving Stan Hebborn, Mayor of Watton said,
grow any more but at least will not be a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating From an Ofsted
“I am absolutely delighted that Tesco
spoiled by the blight. Blight can also inspection 2nd May 2017. The pre-
have chosen to support our Firework
attack outdoor tomatoes – in extreme school has been rated as ‘Good’ in all
event this year. After the success of last
cases it can get to tomatoes in the four areas of inspection.
greenhouse as well – but really there is year we want to make this year’s even
Simon Rowling, chairman of the pre-
even less that can be done as the fruit is school said: “We are absolutely thrilled. better, and forgive me for the inevitable
above ground so is way more The result of the report is a reflection of cliché, but ‘Every little helps!’. As a
susceptible. Destruction is the only the dedication and hard work put in from Town Council we work closely with all
answer, with a lot of bad language. our supervisor Fiona Mitchell and her of the Town traders and received their
The veg plot is in full swing with fantastic team.” support in different ways. Tesco’s
harvesting and any vacant ground can Children’s progress was an area support this way is extremely welcome
have more seeds sown. Pick the ones highlighted as a strength, the report said and will benefit a large proportion of
that benefit from succession sowing (you “The progress children make is the community in one go.
The Wayland News July 2017 Page 5
about Wayland – from its rich history and heritage to
A New Team for its wildlife, walking and cycling, to the peace and
quiet to its community spirit and friendliness.
Wayland House Finally, in response to the suggestion that the Open
Day should be a regular event our plan is to make it an
Just seven weeks from receiving the news that we are annual event.
losing both our permanent staff in the summer, we Wayland Volunteer Awards
have a new team in place and ready to start on July The Wayland Partnership has been recognising the
1st. It has been a busy time for the Trustees as they contribution of volunteers to the community from
recruited, shortlisted, interviewed, debated, sought its early days. With more than 50 volunteers
references and appointed, not once, but twice. supporting the Partnership’s projects, the Trustees
Charlotte (top right) will be our Administration and Staff try to ensure that they all feel valued,
Assistant. This is a new part time role and Charlotte indeed much of what we do could not happen
will be the first point of contact for visitors/callers to without them. We have held events and awards for
Wayland House; she will look after the tenants and our own volunteers, but this year agreed to widen it
virtual tenants, help with events and projects and to the whole of the Wayland area and while we did
ensure the smooth running of the office and building. not receive an enormous number of nominations,
As Charlotte is part time, she will value the support of those who were nominated have clearly made an
volunteers to help her. Anyone interested in helping in enormous contribution to local life.
the office should pop into Reception at Wayland Runners Up and each receiving an engraved award,
House for more details. Charlotte moved with her were Richard Adams for his work in setting up the
family from Bedfordshire to Watton a few years ago Men’s Shed and Kate Winslow, for her wide-ranging
and has been working in Dereham. contribution to life in Thompson.
Richard (lower right) is our new, full-time
Development Manager. He will continue the work
of both Suzanne and Susan, developing and
supporting projects, liaising with Partners, writing
bids and managing events and exhibitions including
those already planned, such as the Wayland Show,
the Jobs Fair and a Tourism Conference scheduled
for 2017; he will be busy! Richard moved to Watton
just over a year ago. He has been working for a large
national charity, based in Surrey.
Engaging the Community – Partnership Open
Day May 20th
There was a great atmosphere at The Queens Hall on
Saturday for the Wayland Partnership’s Open Day as
Partners put on an excellent display to show the Winner this year of the Wayland Volunteer of the
community of Watton and Wayland what they do. We Year Award was Sylvia Welsh for her many years
were delighted to welcome the Town Council and a running the Watton Community Car Scheme. Sylvia is
number of other Partners to promote what they do. pictured above receiving the Award from Watton
In addition to the Stall Holders, 61 members of the Mayor, Cllr Stan Hebborn.
public signed in and there were several others who did The award will now be annual rather than occasional.
not sign in. Thirty-seven came from the town and Anyone making a voluntary contribution to one or
twenty-four from the villages. Thirty-eight people more of the Wayland Parishes (including Watton) can
completed our questionnaire and a summary of the be nominated at any time. Forms can be obtained from
results is below. We are pleased to find that many of Wayland House or by email from
the suggestions are already in our plan and the funding jan@wayland.org.uk. The deadline for the 2018
bid we are currently preparing. awards will be announced in December/January.
All respondents wanted to build pride in our In the meantime, if anyone has time to spare, wants to
community, provide more things for people to do and meet new people or to help out with events and
encourage more people to the area. 68% would like a activities in their community, let us know and we will
History/Heritage Festival, 61% a Food Festival, 58% a help to find you a role.
Walking & Cycling Festival and 24% a High St. Small Business Showcase
Games Event. 61% wanted better promotion of events. We have been asked to host a small business
Generally, people wanted the Wayland area to be showcase to help new, small or isolated businesses to
somewhere people would love to visit, with green raise their profile. The date is September 13th, the
spaces to enjoy with somewhere for young people to Venue is the Queens Hall, the time is 5.00 – 8.00pm.
meet. The area needs a unique selling point. All we need now is about 20 small businesses who
Many of these ideas are already included in the feel invisible, who are keen to grow their businesses
Partnership’s plan and we will find ways to include and would like a local marketing opportunity. They
others. should contact jan@wayland.org.uk to book and for
Participants contributed a long list of things they value more information.

Wed 26th July 3.30-4.45pm Stop Gap after school
What’s on at St Mary’s club at The Blenheim Centre, Tedder Close, Watton
Sat 29th July 9.30-12noon Summer Coffee Morning
Church, Watton at St Mary’s Church, to welcome Rev’d Gerry back.
Open Church: The Church will be open Wed 10.30- Coffee, tea and cake, grand raffle, cakes & produce,
3.00pm & Thurs 10-12.30pm. You are welcome to books, pictures and puzzles. Proceeds to Church
come into church to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, Funds. All welcome, please come along and bring
say a prayer & light a candle, or just to look round. family and friends.
Church members will welcome you and serve Sat 9th September 10am Military Vehicle Day and
refreshments. The June Winner of the 100 Club Draw Community Event with the Royal British Legion on St
was No 37 Enid & Frank Hoult Mary’s Church Green. To book a stall or for more
Sat 1st July 3-5pm Messy Church at St Mary’s, all age information please contact Helen Daly 01953 885124
fun, friendship, food, craft and games. Children please or Paul Weatherill 01953 884213.
bring an adult. Fri 8th September at 7.30pm Dance to 1940’s music
Thurs 6th July 10-12noon Thursday Chat a social with Timescape in the marquee on St Mary’s Church
coffee morning at St Mary's, Watton. Continuing on Green. Tickets £8.00, from Adcocks Shop or the
1st Thursday of each month. All are welcome. Church Office.
Mondays 3rd, 10th, 17th, July 9.30-10.30am Story
Bags at St Mary’s Church for parents and preschool
children. This is held weekly on Mondays, only MNDA Coffee Morning
during term time. Sun 16th July 2.30pm-4.00pm Café Pam and Roy Challand's Coffee Morning was a
Stop at The Blenheim Centre, Tedder Close, Watton. huge success. With great help and wonderful
Crafts for all the family, free refreshments. donations, £550 was raised for the John Garratt
Sat 22nd July 6.15pm Café opens at St Mary’s for Tribute Fund for research into Motor Neurone
Watton Community Cinema 7.15pm BAFTA award Disease.
winning ‘Lion’ (PG) Based on the true story of a 5 Grateful thanks to the good friends for their
year old boy who falls asleep on a train and gets lost invaluable help, and for everyone's generosity, not
on the streets of Calcutta. He survives many all of whom were able to attend. Hopefully this
challenges and is adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 will contribute to finding the cause and then cure
years later he sets out to find his lost family. for this terrible disease.
The Wayland News July 2017 Page 6

Watton Evening WI
I can’t believe another month gone by
already. O well they always say time flies
when you having fun and we certainly
have had fun this month. The Craft Club
finalizing all the prizes for tombola for
Watton Dog Show etc. Our entries for the
Royal Norfolk Show are all complete. The
Lunch Club met at the newly renovated
Kings Arms in Harvey Street where we all
have delicious food in great friendly
surroundings.
Our monthly meeting took on a different
feel as we had a Pudding Tasting Night.
Along with members and a few new
prospective guest members we all partook
in enjoying a choice of 18 different
desserts. Well the diet really was put on a
back burner for that night! We started the
evening with the usual announcements and
then adjourned to the refreshment room
where tables were adorned with cloth
tablecloths and vases of fresh flowers. A
large table groaned under the weight of all shopping bags and more. Yet again adventure in completing the Marathon des
the 18 desserts. All homemade ranging another great night chatting with members Sables over the Sahara Desert.
from Apple Pie, Malibu Trifle, Orange and sampling lots of delicious desserts and If you are interested in joining the Watton
Curd Tart, Fruit Kebabs, Pavlova, laughter over the Beetle Drive game where Evening WI and would like to visit us
Meringues, various Cheesecakes and each table competed against the other. please join us on Thursday 13th July at
more , to finally a taste of a Polish cake Prizes were awarded and we all went home WCCC at 7.30pm as a guest (guest fee
with tea and coffee which was extremely feeling content and happy. £3.50) or contact our Secretary Carole on
tasty. Everyone enjoyed it that I feel this is We are looking forward to our speaker for 01953 881006 for more information.
definitely to be repeated. We had the usual next month’s meeting where we shall be Please make yourself known on
raffle and Bring & Buy stall along with welcoming Geoff Ray from Total Health. admittance and we will be pleased to
Craft Stall selling handmade cards, cloth I’m sure he will also speak to us of his welcome you.

pride along those awarded by Britain. celebration in Arromanches where Sid
D Day Return Sid, a local boy born in Castle Acre, met
up with 28 others including many old
received yet another D-Day medal to add
to his collection.
Every year in June celebrations are held comrades to make the journey back to It all seems like fun, and I’m sure it is, but
in Normandy to commemorate the D Normandy once again, something they will we must not forget the four and a half
Day landings in 1944. It is a time of continue to do as long as they are able. thousand allied service personnel who
great celebration for the locals with lots The weeklong trip began with a wreath perished on that first day, and in the spirit
of festivities taking place and they laying ceremony at Pegasus bridge taken of reconciliation we should remember the
include those veterans who undertake the by the Parachute regiment on the 5th June. nearly 20 thousand casualties on both sides
pilgrimage. However it also has a more Day 2 saw the group attending ceremonies who were just doing their job as soldiers.
sombre side with remembrance services at the American cemeteries at Omaha “We will remember them”.
being held for those who made the beach and then onto Utah beach. On the
ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. third day whilst still trying to fend off
A local Royal British Legion member and adoring crowds of young girls Sid was at
veteran of these landings, Sid Barnes the Polish cemetery and museum located
(right), attends as often as funds and health in Falaise. With more wreath laying and
will allow. He has been taking part since festivities along the way at other small
2012. In recent years he has gone back towns on day 5 the group arrive in
thanks to the generosity of a charity called Merville to visit the German gun battery
“Local heroes and veterans fund” run by and American museum. The gun
Mr Harold Payne of Anglia Motel. emplacement has audio visual effect to
Although Sid did not actually land on the give the visitors some idea of what it was
beaches on D-Day, he was member of 917 like to be there when the guns were in
Coy. Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) operation. Day six was spent at the
that landed on day 6 and supplied the Overlord Museum which has a “Dakota”
advancing army during this perilous experience where one is strapped into the
progress through France; whilst doing so fuselage of a Dakota transport aircraft
they still encountered enemy stragglers. which then gives a ride similar to that
Recently Sid was awarded The Légion experienced by paratroopers on their way
d'Honneur by France in recognition of his to France, complete with noise lights and
part in the conflict, a medal he wears with smoke. The final day was the D-Day

her role almost redundant we wonder and might even join our ranks. If he does, or
West Norfolk what part would a pilot really play in a dog doesn’t, we will certainly ask him back to
-fight with competitive hardware? Watch talk to us about what he does now for
Aviation Society out politicians, the engineer is on your tail. kicks.
On Friday, May 26th, members of the On Thursday, 8th June, members and For what’s on next month please go to:
West Norfolk Aviation Society met at a guests met again at the very hospitable www.westnorfolkaviationsociety.org.uk
Duxford practice day to see a collection of Mundford bowls club. On this occasion we
WW2 war horses being put through their were entertained and educated by another Coffee Morning for
paces. As usual, tears in our eyes and charismatic speaker, Mike Dalton.
lumps in our throats, the nostalgia was all Although Mike had served time in the St Botolph’s
consuming even though none of us RAF his main claim to fame emerged St Botolph's Church Annual Coffee
witnessed the real thing. It was mainly a when he pioneered a school for would-be Morning at Queen's Hall Watton on
day of history with two incredible racing drivers. The success of this was Saturday 2nd July 9: 30 till 1:30pm.
museums to support the day’s limited by the overheads incurred in the Come and join the ladies from Stow
entertainment. But, to most of us, the star venues he was able to afford. His Bedon Church for their annual coffee
turn of the day was the Eurofighter shrewdness and an innate empathy with morning, Tea coffee and cake £1:50.
Typhoon which never fails to exhilarate; economics led him onto founding another Taste homemade scones cake and maybe
even the traditionalist anoraks. The scary venture: a flying school. This time, stay for a light lunch.
machine’s manoeuvrability was breath- with a difference: at the height of its Also on sale homemade marmalades
taking with its ability to stand on its tail, popularity he was operating six, 80 year jams lemon curd and chutneys, puzzles,
almost stationary, and, with the potential to old Tiger Moths. At the end of his address books, and gifts. Proceeds to the St
accelerate to 2000mph – not on this day the floor was opened up to questions and Botolph's Church restoration Fund, our
though. What a credit this machine is to another hour passed by with anecdotes and first phase has now been completed. We
human engineering; surely a case for banter. We have a feeling that Mike might look forward to seeing you there.
stealing the glory from the pilot. Is his or have liked us and, there is a suspicion he Stella Leonard PCC Secretary.
The Wayland News July 2017 Page 7

Watton Twinning Association

Our 30 year Twinning Anniversary Trip On the Sunday we visited Schloss are all looking forward to seeing all our
was a great success with a very busy Moyland a beautiful castle which friends from Weeze next year when
Itinerary. We had 26 people travelling housed a museum, we had a guided tour they visit Watton.
by coach and boat from Harwich to and lunch. We then went on to the New members are always welcome and
Hoeke van Holland, 16 Twinning Rhein-Waal University in Cleves again we are always looking for new ideas
members and 10 members of The with a guided tour, then returned to the and places to visit when our twinning
Phoenix Pipes & Drums. Another 9 Markt-Café in Weeze for Coffee and guests visit Watton. Some of our events
members travelled privately by car, Cake and WOW what a gorgeous are just social like our New Year Get-
some extended their trip and stayed selection of cakes we all had. The together and our annual Anniversary
longer. evening was spent with our host Meal in February and some are to
The visit was educational, cultural and families. increase our funds like our Cream Tea
great fun, on the Saturday we had an On the Monday we went Reichswold & Quiz afternoon in July, Carnival and
official greeting at the Town Hall then Forest War Cemetery in Cleves at the our Oktoberfest. These funds are
went on an excursion which included request of the Band where Watton needed to give our visiting friends an
lunch to the Visitor Centre at the Town Mayor Stan Hebburn and Weeze enjoyable and memorable time when
“National Maasduinen” in Bergen, Mayor Uli Francken laid a wreath on they visit us on alternate years.
Netherlands . Whilst there, we met the behalf of Watton Town Council and Watton Twinning Association, is about
lady Mayor of Bergen who told us all another member of the band searched nurturing new friendships and learning
about the history of the place which and found the grave of his cousin aged about new cultures. We have a “twin
was very interesting. We then 20 so young, many were only 18 and family” that visit us in our homes and
returned to Weeze for a short time 19years old. Catherine played a solo become our friends and enjoy our way
with our families and to get ready for lament each time, it was a very of life and we then visit them in their
the Civic Reception at 5pm. emotional start to the morning and a homes to do the same. Luckily most of
The Civic Reception was held in the very special place to visit. We then our Weeze friends speak perfect
new Civic Centre which has only just went to a large park and garden with a English.
been finished, we then had more lovely nice restaurant called “Altes Landhaus Twinning membership is just £10 per
food and music by a couple called im Forstgarten, some had lunch some year for a family and £7 for a single
“Together” who sang a multitude of just drinks. Then on to Kaevelar a adult, which isn’t a huge amount but is
songs from over the years and got pilgrim town with a Basilica, a Candle necessary to pay our public liability
everyone joining in. Church and a small shrine in the centre. insurance, stationery costs etc.
Then came the speeches and exchanging A lovely place to walk around with lots Our next event is a Cream Tea & Quiz
of gifts between the Watton and Weeze of small coffee shops. Then back to afternoon on Sunday 2nd July at 2.30pm
town mayors and a small token gift Weeze for 3pm to have a short time and costs £2.50 per person, there are
from Watton Twinning. with family and get ready for “Open always plenty of scones. R.S.V.P. is
The Poenix Pipes & Drums played House” with everyone at Udo Peters needed for catering purposes
several times during the evening, over chairman of the Weeze Partnerschaft If you are interested in joining us and
the weekend they played in the street, (Twinning) house. making a link with a German family in
in the Hotel and in the beer garden at Tuesday at 11am it was time to leave Weeze or just becoming a member to
Kevin’s Pub, they were in great Weeze for home, after our goodbyes we meet our other members socially please
demand and very popular. They also headed for the boat, unfortunately the contact me by telephone or e.mail below
visited a War Cemetery in Weeze weather was not so kind to us on the for a chat and more information.
which had a special significance to way home and after seven hours on a Tel:- 01953 883317 or
George, one of the Pipers. Both pretty rough crossing a few of us were magsdevine@tiscali.co.uk or visit
Mayors accompanied George and not feeling so brilliant. wattontwinning.wordpress.com
Catherine played a solo lament. All in all it was a very good trip and we Margaret Devine (Chair)

garden in retirement which hopefully were lost because of an infestation of Ash
Ashill and Holme would raise funds for charity under the Chalara and Honey Fungus killed a
Open Gardens Scheme. weeping willow. However, a chance
Hale Garden Club One of the biggest challenges was the meeting with the retired head gardener of
Graham Watts first spoke to members improvement of the pond (some pond! Woburn (sadly since deceased) resulted
about the creation of his garden at Dale We would call it a lake) which is fed by in the inheritance of an amazing
Farm in January 2013. We had group springs. Whilst weed removal is an hydrangea collection, which now form
visits there in 2012 and 2013 and a ongoing task, this is helped tremendously part of new beds in the cleared areas.
further afternoon visit is planned for 19th by the introduction of Grass Carp which Sally’s main domain is the vegetable
July this year. As several members did will eat any vegetation except, thankfully, plots and greenhouse where she raises
not have the advantage of hearing his waterlilies. many of the plants for the garden. There
original talk, Graham gave us a recap of More recent developments have been the should also be lots of these for sale at our
how it all began. creation of rills running down to the pond group visit and at the next public open
Both Graham and his wife, Sally, have and the building of a deck area at the day on Sunday 30th July. We also look
had a professional life in horticulture; edge of it. There has been smaller forward to Sally’s delicious cake.
Graham in Parks Management and Sally additions such as a branch placed upright July 19th Afternoon visit to Dale
in floristry and propagation. They bought in the pond which now provides a twice Farm, Dereham
Dale Farm, which is within walking daily vantage point for a Kingfisher. July 27th Bob Coutts 'Keeping the
distance of Dereham centre, in December Unfortunately, some changes have been Garden Going'
2006 with the specific aim of creating a forced upon them. Several Ash trees August 24th AGM and Vegetable Show
The Wayland News July 2017 Page 8

Deaf and Blind Cats Watton Rotary Roundup
Loss of sight is often very gradual and owner’s don’t realise Our first meeting of June was a celebration of community
how bad a cat’s eyesight has become until it is identified by spirit through our annual vocational awards. Julian Horn,
a vet. Blind cats usually adapt very well to the loss of sight, not for the first time, received the individual cup not only
compensating by using their other senses more. Some cats for his monthly production of The Wayland News but also
are born with no or limited vision and compensate from for his involvement with many of the local voluntary
birth. initiatives, including as a mentor for the creation of the
The common causes of blindness are due to herpes virus or Wayland Partnership in the early days. It was appropriate,
an eye injury. High blood pressure resulting in detachment therefore, that the Wayland Partnership was the group
of the retina, caused by an overactive thyroid or kidney vocational award winner for their outstanding
disease, can all result in blindness. Sometimes, if caught achievements, especially during the past year. Roger
early enough the blindness can be reversed. Glaucoma, Harrold, a trustee, received the trophy on behalf of the staff
cataracts, degeneration of the retina, tumours of the eye and and all the volunteers associated with the Partnership.
scarring of the surface of the eye caused by trauma or Roger & Julian are shown with their certificates and
infection can all cause blindness too. President David (right).
If blindness is caused by disease or injury, one or both eyes Our second meeting of June was a celebration of students’
may be removed. In this case the cat may become achievements at Wayland Academy, when two award
disorientated and be unwilling to leave his sleeping area, or ceremonies took place. Firstly, in the Young Poet competition
be unable to find his litter tray. Some tips to help him are the winner was Jessica Bower (pictured below right), and the
not allowing him to roam outside for his own safety. 2 runners up were Charlotte Townsend and Joshua Gore. Our
Encourage him to walk around indoors on his own. Cats retired English teacher member, Peter Cowling, gave an in
have scent glands on their paws that leave a trail to follow. depth overview of the impressive work and thinking of these
Talk to him as you approach to avoid startling him. Avoid young people, who then read their poems to the assembled
moving furniture, food and litter trays and don’t leave company. The poems, together with another 5 commended by
obstacles where your cat could walk into them. Whiskers the judges, were published in the Spring edition of Wayland
become more important to blind cats to judge his proximity Academy’s Norfolk NewsLink.
to an object. Encourage him to play with jingly toys so that The second competition was for this year’s Young
he can exercise to avoid becoming overweight. Designer. Students were required to design and produce
Some cats are born deaf, but many cats lose their hearing items, which were chosen from the requirements of the
gradually as they age. Sudden loss of hearing is normally a curriculum. Their teacher, Sarah Pitt, put forward some of
result of illness or injury and may be temporary or the best for the Rotary award. The winner was Nieve
permanent. Deaf cats compensate for their lack of hearing Merchant for a patchwork jacket make out of materials
by using their other senses more, so much that it may be recycled from old jeans. A ‘Best Effort’ award went to
hard to tell whether or not they are deaf. Charlotte Clubb, who had designed and built a large
Deafness maybe caused by tumours, outer and middle ear working model of a wooden train set. In addition to a
infection, wax build up or ear mites. Some of these causes certificate, each awardee received a monetary value prize.
are reversible by treating the underlying cause. Other causes With the limited amount of space for photos in this
are where the nerves associated with the ear do not function publication, Watton Rotary Club’s website -
properly due to genetic problems, noise trauma and age www.wattonrotary.org.uk - has a more extensive photo
related degeneration. You can tell if your cat is deaf when gallery of the awards given at both the above meetings.
he calls out more often and more loudly, as he cannot Do take a look! Martin Anscombe
regulate his own volume, while others become mute. Some
symptoms may be failure to respond when spoken to or
being easily startled. Signs of dizziness or disorientation and no longer being afraid of the vacuum cleaner are also
signs of deafness, as is shaking the
Watton Country Market
head or clawing at the ear, or a Watton Country Market has been accessories. This month we have had
discharge or unpleasant odour from busier than ever this last month. The a local author join us, Diana Snelling,
the ear. variety of weather we have one of her books is about East
As deaf cats are unable to hear experienced recently has had no ill Anglian POWs, another is about the
danger, such as cars or other animals, effect on the produce we have Home Guard in East Anglia.
it is best to keep them indoors for available and you are guaranteed a You can purchase a copy, signed
their own safety. Deaf cats can lean warm and friendly welcome personally by Diana. Can’t find
to recognise hand signals or flashing whatever it is doing outside! exactly what you are looking for? it
a torch if they can’t hear you calling If you are not a regular visitor then may be possible for you to order
them. Make sure the signal you why not pop in on a Wednesday something completely bespoke so do
choose to call your cat is distinct and morning and see what we have not hesitate to ask us when you next
consistent so he doesn’t get confused. available? You will find our usual visit if you are looking for the ‘very
For help or advice, or if you need baked goods, preserves, newly laid special and unique’.
assistance with the cost of eggs, fresh produce and seasonal You will find us at the Christian
neutering, please call Breckland plants, all absolutely delicious and Community Centre, every
Cats Protection on 01842 810018. delightful. We also have an ever Wednesday 8.30 am – 11.30 am.
Rita Thompson. increasing range of craft/artisan With parking available outside,
products such as hand crafted refreshments and quality shopping
White cats are sometimes born wooden clocks, crates and signs, inside, we can’t wait to say hello and
deaf, but this kitten has full beautiful greetings cards, knitted, show you what is available.
hearing. crocheted and sewn clothing and
The Wayland News July 2017 Page 9
Iceni Botanical Artists The Ovington Crower The HAPPY Project Leaf Printing, Pebble Painting and performed in drama festivals and
Har yew gitten on tergitha, looks Let me tell you a story of the very making Dragonflies, there will be Shakespeare in the Park. They
Annual Exhibition like tha ole summer has cum at kind people who live in our town. another activity, I am not sure what found difficulty with time whilst
Wymondham Arts Centre 7th – 13th larst, thas bin suffin hot terday, On Sunday 11th June, The HAPPY yet, but if you have any ideas, let they were both working although
August, 10am – 5pm (7th and 13th 1.30pm- haddta teark my wuskit orf. Project in conjunction with The me know and we will try I our best when they were acting together it
5.00pm) Got orl tha hay cut, jist hafta hoop Wayland Partnership Development to make it happen! was easier to learn their lines. John
Around 100 paintings will be on show that stay dry fer tha next week so’s Trust celebrated The Big Lunch and started writing plays one of which
reflecting many styles of painting. The work we kin git har tunned an baled an Great Get Together in memory of the Make A Change! was entered into the school
ranges from free interpretations to put in tha barn. late Jo Cox. The MP who was Life can move fast, and everything curriculum. John also liked
scientifically correct plant portraits. We Hev yew started on yor new tearta’s murdered in her constituency. becomes a blur, one day it's directing plays. Between 1989 and
shall also be featuring this year “Hedgerows yit? In past years The Big Lunch has been Monday the day we all hate, and in 2004 they performed over 60 plays
and Verges” which we hope will make Got som arlies up larst Sundi, cor thar held in the Car Park area outside The the blink of an eye it's Friday. Time with over 500 performances. From
people more aware of the range of plants wos some soolas among em, shoulda Dragonfly Gallery but this year I will move on, and we tend to 2004 they have been involved in
that grow there. Our new book “Breckland dug em up a week agoo. My missus wanted to take The Big Lunch to the forget, we lose sight of who we Murder Mysteries.
Wild Flowers” will also be on sale. hev bin crearzin me tew give em a try people of Watton and hold the event really are, and what truly matters. The speaker for June will be Martin
We look forward to seeing you. cos she hev nigh on run owt of larst in the middle of the town. We hired We lose who we were meant to be. Kaye with the Latest Improvements
www.icenibotanicalartists.co.uk years olduns. Shooda hev took notice the Town Marquee, borrowed tables, We lose people who mean the most and Achievements of East Anglian
of wot she say, nivva larn dew we. chairs and bunting. to us out of dumb mistakes. We Air Ambulance.
Horry an me hossed along to tha I approached several people to ask for focus on all the negative things in The No 1 pub lunch group will be
Willage Horl larst week cos thet ware their help on the morning to set up, this world, that we then start to dig going to The Red Lion at
tha anyule Parish meetin, we jist goo everyone was busy, there were lots of ourselves into a deep hole. Hockwold on Thursday 13 July.
tew hear orl tha people run on abowt events being held in the locality that I know it's no secret that life day to The No 2 pub lunch group will be
wot thar dun oova tha larst year, cor weekend, so I had a bit of a dilemma, day can be hard. There is so much going to The Waggon and Horses at
dunt they tork a lood of ole squit. how was I going to collect the items upset around us, but do we all try to Griston on Tuesday 25 July.
Horry allus kip stikkin his snowt in we had kindly been loaned? put a blind eye over it all to cover In May 34 U3A members travelled
an sayin suffen tew git em orl fired One person said, “I can’t help the pain? Family members we lose by Avanti Coaches to
up. Thas a rite larf. because I have family commitments as they pass, sometimes a close Bournemouth, for a five day
I’m suffin worrit abowt the ole Parish on that day, but take my van keys and friend we thought one day we holiday. En route we stopped at
Cowncil Chairmawtha. Cos wen we use my van.” would look back on our old days Winchester for a lunch break
walked in she cum up tew us an gi us Another said, “You can’t lift those with, will suddenly pass. You sit arriving at The Masham Hotel at
a grat ole grin an wos gooin tew give tables on your own they are heavy, I and wonder where all the time is 4.30 pm. The following day we
Horry a big hug, but he wos not will meet you when I finish night going. I know I do. went on a boat ride around Poole
hevvin enny of thet and backed orf shift and give you a hand.” Only seems like yesterday you were harbour followed by a visit to the
suffin smart. She did sheark my hand Someone else said, “I will be fitting a worried if you would fit in with the RNLI College. At the college we
an sed we wos moost welcome, I aint new kitchen, but I will pop down and cool kids at school. Now you think were shown various stages of
a kiddin yew I haddta sit down quick help you set up and take the tables where did all that time go? How did lifeboat training and had a go in a
like, in cearse she got tew close. Thet back for you on Monday morning.” it move so fast? If you keep simulator. The next day was very
warnt the best bit, cos at harf time she That same person also took down the negative thoughts with upset and wet and our driver Ed, suggested an
hossed owt tew tha kitchin and brung banner before I could get there to do anger all you will do is keep on alternative indoor excursion so he
us orl owt a cuppa tea an a grat ole the task! digging that hole. Just look around took us to The Fleet Air Arm
pleart of biskits. Tew his credit Horry When I went to collect the keys to yourself and be thankful that you've Museum at Yeovilton. A great visit.
dint teark tha whool pleart full but he gain entry to a building to borrow got to see another day with your On Thursday we had a ride through
dint goo short thas fer sure. We wos items, I was met by the key holder loved ones. Hold your head up high the New Forest stopping at
so took aback we dint hev tha hart who said, “I will come and help you, with that smile. Throw that shovel Christchurch for a look round then
tew wind har up like we yewshally so you don’t have to go in the down to the ground. Go and try back to Bournemouth for some free
dew. Praps thet wos her plan orl building on your own and lift those make a difference in this world of time. For two nights there was
along, ent no flies on har. things out, they are heavy.” hate. some entertainment in the hotel but
She rekkuned tha Cowncil is gooin So, to those people that gave their Yes I know you might not like the on Wednesday evening Ed
tew put on a treet fer orl the willage time freely and very willingly to help life you are living now, or the organised a session of bingo and a
next Sundi, gooin ter hev a bit of a my husband and myself collect person you have become, but don't quiz. This was enjoyed by the many
sing song and plenty of grub, but no chairs, tables and set up, I say, dwell the dark times. You will not who took part. On Friday we left
booze, yew hefta bring yore own, “Thank you very much indeed you be happy if you don't make the Bournemouth for home stopping at
shell hafta goo tew the pub an git a are all stars”! effort to be happy. Change all the Windsor for lunch on the way.
few bottles o beer and sum o thet I have to say that my husband is the things you don't like, and find the Chris Warne organised a quiz on
fizzy stuff wot my missus hull biggest star because he helped things in life that make you happy. the coach journey back to Watton
down hare throot. without a grumble or a groan, maybe Keep on moving! Don't ever give which ensured we didn’t fall asleep
Thas bin nuthin but lecshuns he is trying to earn some brownie up! Think of all the people that on the way! Altogether a
leartly, but nun of my ole boys got points! didn't get this chance, live life thoroughly enjoyable holiday and
in, wun thing abowt vootin in As for The Big Lunch, we were a through their eyes, and make looking forward to the next one!
Ovington, yew doont hefta kew up select gathering, we shared some something of yourself, we can only Please contact our Membership
ter git yer bit o pearpa ter put yore delicious food, we made new friends, try our best. Don't let negative Secretary, Anita Taylor on 01953
crors on. I nootised tha ole bor wot and enjoyed a couple of quizzes. people silence you because of your 881110 if you would like to
wos tickin yew orf hed a gret ole The Games Group continues to mistakes, or your imperfections. become a member of the Watton
pile o books wot he reckkun he wos happen on a Friday afternoon from Change for the better, make those U3A, or would like further details.
gooin tew git thru afore the day wos 1:30 to 3:30pm, pop down and enjoy goals you set for yourself! For further details on the National
up. a game or two and enjoy the chat and Don't like the job you are working? U3A, go to www.u3a.org.uk
Tha ole Chuch is orl shut up fer fun. Apply for a different job you will
sum while tha work tew bring it up The Social Group also known as love. Don't stay in the same place if Dereham Indoor
tew deart is bein dun. Orl tha WASPS, Watton Active Social you aren't happy there. Remember
sarvises are now took in tha People continue to meet on the you are not a tree you can change Bowls Fun Day
Willage Horl, thas gud thet thar orl second Monday of the month, the direction! Don't go through the Dereham Indoor Bowls Club based
git on tergitha ent it. venue has changed to Kings Arms in motions everyday just to get by. I within the Leisure Centre, Station
Waal I shell hefta goo, cos thar Middle Street. On Sunday 25th June believe that everyone should be road Dereham are organising a fun
boss hev cum rownd ter say will I 2017, there is a walk planned, from happy, and doing what they love. I day on July 2nd at the club starting
goo an cut poor ole farmer S’s hay, Stan’s Walk to Griston with a visit to truly hope everyone will find their at 2pm.will include Target bowls
cos his tracter hev brook down an The Babes in the Wood Festival and destination in life. Put down your Jack setting.and Bowling exercises.
he wanta teark vantage of tha gud Dog Show. Contact Lyn or Steve for worries, and make a change for All welcome.
wetha. Can’t say no cos tha ole bor more information re: times. Lyn today, because remember tomorrow Sunday July 16 th will once again
meark a lot of wine an he allus gi 01953 883450. Steve 07845924543. will never come, because tomorrow be exhibiting at the Dereham
yew a bottle or tew fer helpin him The Family Art and Craft Group at is already today. A year from now Carnival at the Recreation ground
owt, cor thas sffin powerful stuff an Ashill is such fun, I am not sure you could be a whole different you. where a short Mat carpet will be
orl. Yew dunt wanta hev tew much who enjoys it the most, the children K. Glover laid for people to try Bowls free of
afore yew drive hoom or yew’ll end or the adults. At the June session charge
up in tha dike, an tha boss woont be we enjoyed icing biscuits, colouring Watton U3A Following on from the above a
tew happy abowt thet thas fer shure. Mandalas, making bracelets and In May we were entertained by Ann open day will be held at the Club
My missus she say “Thet earnt tha some super models were made with Newmeir who told us about how for would be Bowlers to try Bowls
hot wetha wot mearke yer feel so air dried clay. It was very relaxing she met her husband John after on Saturday 22 nd July 10 am until
hot, thas thinkin abowt it wot to sit with the children and their joining a drama group. She was the 2pm Families more than welcome.
mearke yer feel wuss” parents whilst we all coloured and prompt for the play and John one of Tea and Coffee provided
She dew tork a lotta squit. chatted. The next Family Art and the actors. She agreed to go for a Qualified Nationwide Coaches plus
Well wunce agin, fare yew well Craft Group will be held on drink after rehearsal even though Club officials will be in attendance
tergitha an dew yew kip a troshin. Saturday 8th July 2017 from she thought he was a ‘big head’. to answer questions.
Boy Sid 10:00am to 12 noon. We will be During their life together they have
The Wayland News July 2017 Page 10
beauty of life. Spiritual Wisdom is not currently in hand for a celebratory event in July
Watton Churches Together Thought for the month
A Journey into the unknown.
something to be ‘gained’, it is something we to be held at Broome Hall which will prove a
St. Mary’s Church, Watton open ourselves to. It can’t be explained it can fitting finale to the achievements of the last 12
www.stmaryswatton.org Follow us @StMarysWatton By Fr Gordon Williams, Our Lady of Pity only be experienced. months.
Open for Visitors Wednesday 10.30-3pm Todays sophisticated technological world finds Those of us who volunteered to be County
Thursday 10-12.30pm. it hard to believe that there is a greater power Wildlife Surveyors for the Norfolk Wildlife
Rev’d Deborah Hamilton-Grey is available for any Church that governs the universe – that there is Change of Churchyards Surveys are enjoying an excellent
enquiries on 01953 529138 or 07896658373 ‘something’ we can never comprehend that training and support programme. The ‘experts’
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am; Holy Communion 2nd keeps all things in existence. Perhaps our ownership at have been taking us on guided walks around
ancestors were more in touch with a sense of
Wednesday Morning Worship; Thursdays 5.00pm - 5.30pm
Saturdays 9.30am - 10am Parish Prayers; 5pm - 6pm Pray & Praise the transcendent, of a deeper dimension of life Total Health lovely locations both locally and a little further
afield. Last week we were exploring and
that we have lost touch with. Many people feel After serving the Watton and Wayland
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm community for 24 years, local pharmacist and
discovering the wildflowers in St Mary’s
that in our age we have outgrown religion, as Churchyard here in Watton in glorious
Tel: 01953 881252 email:wattonchurch@gmail.com though we have ‘grown up’ and religion has no owner of Total Health Pharmacy, Geoff Ray, is
sunshine. Last month we met at Foxley Wood
Sun 2nd 8.00am Holy Communion place in the modern world. Can we not be retiring and the pharmacy is now under new
near Dereham which is the largest area of
10.00am Holy Communion humble enough to acknowledge that we know ownership.
ancient woodland in Norfolk. The bluebell and
Sun 9th 8.00am Holy Communion very little about the universe and our place in it? The pharmacy will continue to provide the
anemone display was stunning and we were
10.00am Informal Holy Communion Mankind has always sought to find meaning to same local pharmacy services and the team of
guided in wildflower and tree identification.
12 Noon Holy Baptism our life and world in which we live. All the pharmacy staff remain, fully dedicated and
Discussions are under way with all the projects
2.30pm Super Hero Sunday great religions of the world bear witness to this. trained to continue providing the same service.
to ensure that although the funding will be
Sun 16th 8.00am Holy Communion That there is a mystery at the heart of life that Geoff said, “My wife Rachel and I are very
ending in July that all the good works started
10.00am Holy Communion draws us to go on searching. proud of what we have developed with Total
will continue. A management programme will
2.30pm Café Stop at Blenheim Centre Could it be true that we have grown used to Health Pharmacy with the help of a terrific
be put in place for the Wells Cole Community
Sun 23rd 8.00am Holy Communion life? Are we no longer amazed at its wonder team of people. However it is time for us to let
Centre where the native hedge line is looking
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 and mystery? We get up every day and go someone else take the lead. It has been an
splendid.
6.30pm Choral Evensong about our daily lives mostly not paying absolute pleasure serving this wonderful
Finally, we wait with baited breath to hear if the
Sun 30th 8.00am Holy Communion attention to the wonderful mystery of the life community and I would like to express my
Growing Together Project is to be shortlisted
10.30am Group Service Songs of Praise to be we are living. I think it was Isaac Newton who sincere thanks for your many years of support
for a prestigious regional award. The judging
followed by Holy Communion for those who wish to stay. said towards the end of his life, that he feels he and also to our staff for their hard work and
criteria is all based around individuals and
is like a little boy beach combing and picking commitment which has made the pharmacy in
Watton Methodist Church groups who are making a difference for wildlife
up little sea shells from the beach, while all the my opinion, the best in Norfolk. I will continue
www.wattonmethodist.btck.co.uk and people in local communities, well, it could
time the vast and mysterious ocean spreads out to work until September to help the team and
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and have been made for us. Award, or no award,
before him. Symbolic of the great the new owner with the transition and I hope
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am It’s your quiet place. At ultimately, we know that we are winners!
unknown .Albert Einstein said something you will continue to support the pharmacy and
10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large I shall sign off and go and retrieve the bat
similar. While he said he did not believe in a the staff.”
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. detector from a neighbouring field and hope
God ‘out there’ separate from us. He was not Total Health Pharmacy is open 7 days a week
that the sheep have not nibbled any of the
Sun 2nd 10.30am Rev’d B Winner 90th Anniversary Service an atheist. He did acknowledge the clear from 8am until late and provides the full range
cables.
6.00pm Rev’d E Reddington evidence of an intelligence and a harmony that of pharmaceutical services and general advice.
Pamela Morgan. Project Leader Growing
90th Anniversary Celebration in Song governs the cosmos. Perhaps he was saying Together Project.
Sun 9th 10.30am To be confirmed there can only be a religious or spiritual answer
6.30pm Local Arrangement to the great questions of life and our place in the Continuity And
Sun 16th 10.30am Rev’d E Reddington universe.
6.30pm Mr A Warby It was Plato that said, philosophy begins with Sustainability
Sun 23rd 10.30am Mr S Lynn wonder.. Maybe this points to our need to find a These are the watch words at the forefront of
6.30pm Local Arrangement spiritual path as our way of exploring this my mind as I enter the last few weeks of the
Sun 30th 10.30am Mrs J Semmons wonder that we feel deep within us. Our Wayland Partnership Growing Together
4.00pm at Walsingham No Evening Service journey of faith is how we enter into the Project. So much has been achieved across
mystery. Although this journey is a journey into Wayland from hedge planting, reclaiming
Roman Catholic Community the unknown, the Cloud of Unknowing, we feel wildflower meadows, surveying newt and bat
Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church that we called to know it in a mysterious way. populations through to discovering the beautiful
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill This I believe is the grace of faith, given to us to wildflowers in our country churchyards.
Tuesdays at 10.00am Holy Communion go on seeking and searching. Something invites Friendships have been forged, ideas shared,
Sun 2nd 10.00am Lay Led Worship & us to make this journey. We may call it God or environment and wildlife embraced and
Sunday Funday for school age children we may not give it a name. The older I get the knowledge gained about nature and our
Sun 9th 9.30am Family Holy Communion more I see the whole of life as a journey of communities.
Sun 16th 9.30am Morning Worship discovery and an encounter with the Other who Not bad on reflection!
12.15pm Holy Baptism is God. None of this could have been achieved without
Sun 23rd 9.30am Holy Communion The spiritual journey is not one that leads to a the funding of the people’s Postcode Lottery
particular place. It must lead to a new and the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney consciousness, one that makes us recognise the of our Wayland Communities. Plans are
Sun 2nd 11.00am Lay Led Worship
Sun 9th 11.00am Family Holy Communion
Sun 16th
Sun 23rd
11.00am All Age Worship
11.00am Holy Communion
Griston Church Book Sales
Our Children’s Special Grand Second Hand Book Sale will be
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke held at Griston Church on Saturday 29th July, from 10.00 am until
Sun 2nd 4.00pm Festival Songs of Praise 4.00 pm. As well as the usual HUGE selection of books for you to
Sun 9th 10.30am All Age Worship browse including fiction, factual and children’s, we will have Face
Sun 16th 10.30am Holy Communion -painting, a Children’s Lucky Dip with a guaranteed prize every
Sun 23rd 10.30am Lay Led Worship time, and lots of pre-loved toys and games, including jigsaw
puzzles and family games for all ages and abilities. All puzzles and
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington
games have been fully checked and are complete. There will also
to be held in the Village Hall be a diverse mixture of Jumblejars and lots of new things. There
Sun 2nd 9.30am Holy Communion
will be refreshments available including ploughman’s lunches, hot
Sun 16th 10.30am All Age Worship
& cold drinks, and sweet & savoury snacks. All diets can be
Sun 23rd 5.00pm Hymns for a Summer Evening
catered for including vegetarian, gluten, and dairy free. We will
have whole cakes and savouries for you to take away too. Entry is
free, so you are warmly invited to come along and see for yourself,
All Saints Church, Threxton to sit in the shade with a cool drink and a good book, or with
friends for coffee and chat. All proceeds from these sales go
Our next service at All Saints Church Threxton will be towards heating for the church. Anyone with items to donate
on Sunday July 2nd at 10.30 a.m. especially toys and games is asked to contact us and we can
A warm welcome to all. arrange to collect, or a convenient time to drop off at ours. Many
thanks and we look forward to seeing you there. Keith and
Caroline 880153.
Dance Away Gt. Ellingham & District Flower Club
Floral Demonstration by SANDRA PRICE, Entitled : POT
at The Queens Hall LUCK, MONDAY JULY 17th. Rocklands Village Hall, NR17
1TR. Starts 7.30pm Doors open 7pm Guests £5 Members Free,
Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dancing Raffle/Refreshments. We are a friendly NAFAS affiliated Club
(Fees £25 p.a.) We meet Monthly for demonstrations, workshops,
8pm - 11pm Admission £4 visits & lots of other fun events. For more information call
Dances July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd Secretary, Jane Dalton 01953 498694 or email
jane.dalton@btinternet.com
The Wayland News July 2017 Page 11
It costs £400,000 a month to run the
Diabetes UK helicopter, whether it flies or not, The Wheel Keeps
Martin Kaye, a volunteer from the East £3,500 for each mission and it uses
£200 fuel per hour. They rely 100% on
Anglian Air Ambulance, was our
speaker in June. His talk included how charity and public donations. The East Turning!
the EAAA came into being, through to Anglian Air Ambulance gets no The Inner Wheel year comes full circle in June
the costs involved in running the government funding and needs to raise when current President, Heather Hewson (left),
service. The East Anglian Air 11.2 million pounds in 2017. "We need comes to the end of her year and hands over to
Ambulance was first discussed in 2000 you today, you may need us incoming President, Lesley Cowling (right).
and was flying by 2001 - 1 day a week, tomorrow". "Together we save lives". This celebration was held at the home of
on a Friday - with 1 helicopter , which Martin was given a warm thank you member Stella Leonard where an excellent
was shared with the Police. Now they and we presented him with a cheque for supper provided by Heather with the help of
are in operation 365 days of the year, their funds. several members was enjoyed by all. Once
with 2 aircraft one in Norwich and one In July, our speaker will be Jessica suitably replete the business of the evening
in Cambridgeshire, covering 4 counties. Haw, a podiatrist from the N & N. This took place.. This always consists of two
The helicopters are night capable and meeting will be on Monday July 10th, meetings, the monthly club meeting followed
the pilots have night vision goggles to 10.15am, at the Pentecostal Church, by the AGM.
assist them and they are fully Watton (whom we thank for the The main agenda item for the first meeting was
equipped with all that is needed for generous use of their facilities). the distribution of the funds raised during the
advanced medical care. They are also For more information about about the various public events held during the year. We
able to reach any location in Norfolk in group, please phone Helen, 01953 were delighted that the fantastic support we
25 minutes. The EAAA has 23 doctors 884713, leave a message and I will get received from the citizens of Watton this year
and 14 critical care paramedics back to you. Or you can email me on enabled us to distribute £200 to each of seven
included on their staff and, if necessary, rjwhrt56@btinternet.com charities nominated by members. These were
they can carry out on the scene surgery. Dementia Research, Watton Thursday Club,
Nelson's Journey, The Nook Appeal for
memories, even for our slightly younger E.A.C.H., The Benjamin Foundation, St.
Shipdham & members who still experienced post war Martin's Housing Trust and Big C.
District Book Group life. Times were hard but children had Arrangements were then confirmed for our next
The book discussed in May was The more freedom. In between playing events being the Strawberry Tea and the Club
Coop’s got Bananas a memoir by Hunter football and collecting shrapnel Davies Outing, both in June and for attendance at the
Davies, husband of the late Margaret describes himself as a 10 year old boy District Rally in Felixstowe in September.
Forster. Davies was born in 1936 and with large shopping bag, money and The coffee break followed when the remaining
spent his early years moving between ration books being sent on the bus to the
Birthday cake was served and we then moved
Scotland and Carlisle with frequen Coop in Carlisle to shop for his mother
on to the AGM.
changes, especially during the war. and neighbours. One member can still
recite the ‘Divi’ numbers for her mother President Heather gave a detailed and
Davies was the eldest of four children, his sometimes humorous resume of her year in
father worked as a minor Civil Servant and two grandmothers, heaven help her if
a single digit was wrong and Christmas office, highlighting the summer visit to the
mainly for the RAF until he developed show at Cromer Pier, the Christmas Concert
MS and was confined to bed in the ruined.
We did agree that the changes in which was the first her work commitments had
‘parlour’ of their council house.
education created the biggest generation enabled her to attend, and her pleasure at raising
Davies describes his education as one of
the early beneficiaries of the 1944 gap in modern history as many became, £800 for her charity. She thanked the committee
Education Act through university to his as Hunter Davies, the first in the family to for their hard work during the year and club
career as a journalist and marriage to benefit from Secondary and Higher members for their support.
Margaret his girl friend since school days. Education together with opportunities The other club officers followed with reports on
Whilst agreeing that it was not the best unknown to our parents and taken their various responsibilities. It was good to hear the club's Lesley, retiring from her job as Club Correspondent
written book we’d ever read it made for a foregranted by successive generations. All activities continue each year in such good heart and with was also presented with a scarf.
very enjoyable discussion. It was felt that in all it made for an interesting, relaxed dedicated ladies doing wonderful jobs. Stella Leonard was given a plant as a thank you for
the author’s style was is unsurprisingly meeting with much humour. It was then time for President Heather to hand the hosting the meeting and then President Lesley outlined her
too journalistic but provides some Our book for the June meeting is Cold Collar of Office on to incoming President Lesley plans for the new year and urged all members to
excellent insight into working class life in Earth by Anne Cleeves and for July The
wishing her well for the coming year. Pam Challand contribute to the success and happiness of the club.
the 1940s and 50s. It sparked off many Girl you Left behind by Jojo Moyes.
(Club Secretary) presented Heather with a scarf and

events. For more information call begins on Saturday 1st July, offering musicians, TV chefs to children's “The Teddy Bear Festival has been a
Gt. Ellingham & Secretary, Jane Dalton 01953 498694 a fortnight of fun, family-orientated stories and from royalty to dinosaurs. huge part of our village community
District Flower Club or email jane.dalton@btinternet.com events in the South Norfolk village of The event has grown from 47 bears in for many years now and we can’t
Floral Demonstration by SANDRA Great Ellingham. Centred around the 2004 to a peak of over 100 bears. In wait for this year’s fortnight!” says
PRICE, Entitled : POT LUCK, famous Teddy Bear Trail, the festival 2016, more than 600 people co-chair of the committee, Michelle
MONDAY JULY 17th. Rocklands
13th Annual Great celebrates village life and has raised participated in hunting out the bears Barron, “The look of delight on
Village Hall, NR17 1TR Ellingham Teddy funds for many local good causes, along the village trail. visitors’ faces is priceless and being
Starts 7.30pm Doors open 7pm including the East Anglia Children’s A series of events also unfolds able to support local charities and
Guests £5 Members Free, Raffle/ Bear Festival Hospices. throughout the two week period. This groups with the money raised is a
Refreshments. Annual event features Teddy Bear Residents display teddy bears made year’s events include: Opening Day bonus too.”
We are a friendly NAFAS affiliated Trail, Art & Craft Nights and Family (mainly) from straw in their gardens, Garage and Car Boot Sale (1st July), Over the history of the Teddy
Club (Fees £25 p.a.) We meet Fun Day to support local charities using their creativity to plan, design Art Exhibition with Preview Night Festival, more than £50,000 has been
Monthly for demonstrations, and celebrate village life. and construct unique exhibits. These (6th July), Craft Fair (8th July) and donated back into the local
workshops, visits & lots of other fun The 14th annual Teddy Bear festival have ranged from sportsmen, to Free Family Fun Day (15th July). community.
The Wayland News July 2017 Page 12
Richmond Park Ladies
On 12th June the Ladies of Richmond
Park Golf Club played their annual
event for the Curtis Cup, an 18 hole
Stableford competition. This trophy was
donated to the Ladies’ Section some
years ago by a previous member and
Lady Captain, Mabel Curtis.
Conditions on the day were difficult as
the weather was bright but blustery and
some competitors struggled with the
windy conditions. However not
everyone was affected as was proven by
some very good scores.
Winner of the Curtis Cup, with a
magnificent total of 39 points, was
Claire Carney. In 2nd place, with 34
points, was Julie Ellis and in 3rd place
was Margaret Broadbent with 31 points.
Pictured Committee Member Margaret
Broadbent presents the cup to Claire (L)

Watton (Loch 1-4 and 41-68 on shots. John Hunter,
Mike Mitchell, and Len Green Andy
Neaton) Bowls Club Sindle 16-20. Graham Vellam, John
The county competition matches Walkling, David Violet and Malcolm
continued and in the county pairs Hamilton 7-31. Kevin Wilson, Dick
Richard Exley and Malcolm Hamilton Mikulik, Brian Ledbetter and Keith
lost 12-28 away to T. Novell of Bennett 18-17. Then at home to
Thetford. John Hunter and Kevin Mundford with a 1-4 result and 50-59
Wilson won at home against Vince on shots. John Hunter, Mike Mitchell,
Piffero and Simon Turner from Len Green and Malcolm Hamilton 17-
Dereham 24-10. Then in the third round 16. Graham Vellam, Andy Sindle, Jim
they lost 11-21 at home to Alan Willer Adams and Charles Newman 17-20.
and Bob Hall from Ashill. In the singles Kevin Wilson, David Violet, Brian
Peter Myhill lost at home to Alan Ledbetter and Keith Bennett 16-23.
Willer 19-21. Northwold were the next visitors and
In the triples Peter Myhill, Graham they ran out the winners 4-1 and by 55-
Vellam and Kevin Wilson playing away 50 on shots. Peter Hodsdon, playing in
to Alan Willer at Ashill lost 5-26. his first match for the club with Brian
Watton away to Mundford ‘B’ in the Ledbetter, David Violet and Mike
ADL lost 0-8 and by 34-66 on shots. Mitchell won 22-17. John Seage,
Richard and Sonia Exley with John Richard Relf, Charles Newman and
Seage lost 12-16. Dick Mikulik with Pat John Hunter lost by 12-17.Malcolm
and Ted Prior 13-28. Graham and Hamilton, John Walkling, Jim Adams Tessa's 18th Race For Life
Sandy Vellam with Charles Newman 9- and Graham Vellam by 16-21. It’s here again, Race for Life 2017 once again for
22. They next played away to Derehan The ACL team recorded a 5-1 home 18th time I will be running in aid of Cancer Relief.
St Nicholas and lost 2-6 and by 33-54 win against Shropham Green, 31-30 on I’m writing because this year has a special meaning
on shots. Steff Hubble, Brian Cubby shots. Sandy Vellam, Pat Prior and for me and my family in my granddaughter was
and John Hunter won 18-9. Carol Relf, Carol Relf 17-16. Graham Vellam, diagnosed with Lymphoma I spent several months
Jim Adams and Alan Hubble lost 6-27, Kevin Simpson and Richard Relf 14- undergoing treatment at the Norfolk &Norwich
with Carol having to retire through an 14. They were then beaten 0-6 at home University Hospital.
injury. Margaret Bowdidge, Richard against Scole, 24-32 on shots. John It was during this time that I realised and saw at
Relf and Kevin Simpson lost 9-18. Seage, Richard Relf and Pat Prior 14- first land how many people all ages were
Then away again against Swaffham ‘A’ 16. Kevin Abbott, Jim Adams and undergoing treatment for this awful disease how
losing 0-8 and by 39-69 on shots. Carol Gordon Stanbridge 10-16. important it was to raise money for this amazing
Relf, John Seage and Charles Newman In the annual Club Fours there was a tie on cause.
15-19. Jim Adams, Sonia and Richard points with the winners, Sonia Exley, Perhaps I can take this opportunity to thank, not
Exley 15-19. Margaret Bowdidge, Richard Relf, Jim Adams and John Hunter only the wonderful nurses, staff and doctors at the
Richard Relf and Kevin Simpson 9-31. having the better shot difference over Colay Centre but all of you who have sponsored
In the EBA league away to Aldiss Park Margaret Bowdidge, Brian Cubby, Pat me in the past 18 years, helping me to raise
a 0-5 defeat, 56-71 on shots. John Prior and Richard Exley. hundreds of pounds and who I hope will put up
Hunter, Mike Mitchell, Jim Adams and Another good turnout for the ninth year with me asking for your support again this year.
Len Green 20-24. Graham Vellam, of the Watton Coral Cup between Every penny will help toward making treatments.
Charles Newman, Ted Prior and Bradenham, Connaught, Harling, available to more people with full recovery more
Malcolm Hamilton 15-23. Andy Sindle, Hingham, Shropham & Watton. The likely .
Dave Violet, Richard Relf and John new winners name on the cup is Now at 74 years old arthritis has slowed the old
Seage 20-24. This was followed by Shropham. Hingham finished in legs down but I will still go for it with your help!
Thank you for taking time to read this.
THE WAYLAND NEWS
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