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Watton Twinning Cream Tea

Our Cream Tea/Quiz afternoon held on all got eaten. We also held a raffle. It was a single adult, which isn’t a huge amount
Sunday 2nd July was a great success, the very pleasant afternoon and helped to raise but is necessary to pay our public liability
weather was glorious and we had a good some funds for our Association. New insurance, stationery costs etc.
amount of people including Watton Town members are always welcome and we are If you are interested in joining us and
Mayor Stan Hebborn and his wife always looking for new ideas and places to making a link with a German family in
Mayoress Sue Hebborn. visit when our twinning guests visit Watton Weeze or just becoming a member to
The quiz was good fun although there were next year. meet our other members socially please
some niggles that it was too difficult, but as Our next event will be the Watton contact me by telephone or e.mail below
I didn’t set the questions this year I didn’t Carnival in September. Watton Twinning for a chat and more information. Tel:-
get too much grief over it. There were plenty Association, is about nurturing new 01953 883317 or
of scones, jam and cream to have as many friendships and learning about new magsdevine@tiscali.co.uk or visit
as you liked although I did forget to put the cultures. Twinning membership is just wattontwinning.wordpress.com
strawberries out until later on but they still £10 per year for a family and £7 for a Margaret Devine (Chair)

notorious Water End bend) fast Alone. Emma has been professionally
Ovington's answer increasing. Approaching the finishing line trained by Marie Vassiliou after having
this is where we watch anxiously to see if studied at The Central School of
to Formula 1 the contestants have thought about Performing Arts.
Following on from last year’s successful installing a braking system and how Supporting her will be The Harmonettes,
“Wacky Scrappy Gravity Races” the Parish efficient it is. a professional group of lady singers, who
Council have again agreed to sponsor A tradition in Ovington is that no-one will compliment Emma’s performance
another day of madness and mayhem. goes home hungry so the Good people with a range including Sisters, Moon
These races will take place on August 5th from the Village Hall will be providing a River, Killing me Softly and I Believe.
with tinkering, practice and posturing BBQ and other refreshments during the There will be a welcoming reception and
starting at 11:30, but the real racing starts day’s fun. canapes at 7pm and the Chief Constable
at 13:00. For those with a passion for With possibly other entertainment of Norfolk has given special permission
knocking up impractical machinery provided for those with a lower threshold for his mounted police, in ceremonial
coupled with a love of speed and driving of excitement. Do come along, this is a dress, to re-enact a centuries old tradition
challenges this is surely for you. spectacle you can ill afford to miss, that is linked to the Knights Hospitallers
There is still time to enter your pride and and the St John Ambulance Service,
joy???, just look on the website - which is unique to Carbrooke Church.
www.ovington.org.uk or telephone boy Carbrooke Church Tickets are available at £15 from
Tim on 01953 889208 and get your name Adcocks, St Mary’s Church Office or by
on the list. (It’ll cost you a Fiver sadly) Concert phoning John on 01953 889920.
This a great spectator sport so for those Returning for a second concert is the
wanting to get up close to the action these Soprano, Emma Nuule. This year,
races are not to be missed. because Ovington Church is closed for Afternoon Tea at
The course is all on a downward gradient much needed repairs, the concert will be
so the final furlong when speed is held in Carbrooke Church, with its Threxton
phenomenal is the place to be. wonderful cathedral type acoustics, on All Saints Church at Threxton is open
The start is from a ramp which gives a bit Friday, 25th August at 7pm. Proceeds will every day, so where ever you have
of impetus to the carts, from then it be shared between Carbrooke and travelled from, near or far, we would like
follows down the eastern slope of Mount Ovington Church. you to enjoy your visit to this beautiful
Ov, by this time speed is increasing and to After her recent outstanding success of round tower Church.
make things interesting intruding on to the leading a choir of 1000 in the National On Sunday 13th August we will be
track are some natural and some most Anthem at a recent ceremony, this global serving tea and cakes between 2 p.m. and
unnatural hazards. This is followed by the award-winning soprano will be 4 p.m. so do call in. Meet and catch up
most hairy bit where the contestants have performing an extended repertoire of with friends and neighbours and browse
to negotiate a sharp right angled bend. popular classics and west end classics. our selection of books for sale.
The track then follows the southern These may include Nella Fantasia, Ombra We are raising funds for restoration work
moraine of Mount Ov, still descending Mai Fu, Rusalka’s Song to the Moon, O needed on the tower, and what better way
with the speed (if they have survived the mio babbino caro and You’ll Never Walk than over a cuppa?
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Channel 5 'Circus
Kids' Star Features in
Melsop’s Pirate Show
The star of Channel five's new documentary 'Circus
Kids' is set to take centre stage this summer in Watton
at Melsop Farm Park.
Fifteen year old Imogen Reynolds will be Performing
her aerial routines every Thursday and Friday In the
all new Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure show being
staged at the Farm park.
It was always Imogen's dream to be an aerial
performer and after years of practice she finally got
her big break last Christmas when she was asked by
local entertainer Alex Morley to appear in his
Christmas show. Alex said ' When I first met Imogen
I knew she had something special and was very
dedicated to her work'
The documentary on Channel Five follows Imogen in
her pursuit to fulfil her dream as she runs away with a
professional circus. She has managed to find time in
her busy touring schedule to appear in the shows at
Melsop.
Imogen said 'Melsop Farm is a special place to me
because it is where I first made my performing debut
and when I had the chance to come back and appear in
the summer shows I simply could not refuse' .
Alex's Pirate show will be appearing at Melsop Farm
park every Thursday and Friday starting from the 27th
July with one show daily at 12.30.
Appearing alongside Imogen will be a whole host of
other performers including acrobats, hula hoop performers, mind blowing magic
illusions and of course hilarious comedy our very own star, Alex himself.
Admission to the shows is free of charge and included within the admission
price of visiting the farm.

Watton Country
Market
Its either been hot, hot, or wet, wet,
wet every Wednesday during the last
month at Watton Country Market!
Nevertheless, the variety of local
grown/manufactured produce is ever
increasing, and you are welcome to
pop in for shelter from whatever it is
doing outside, and have a browse or
chat with the friendly stall holders!
Many of our customers are regular
visitors and we all look forward to
seeing them each week. That’s what
shopping at the Country Market is all
about, the friendly faces, happy
chatter and laughter is all part of the
deal with us. If you have not been in
to see us recently you will find new
products and if you have never been,
we hope you will be pleasantly Community Centre, every
surprised with all our lovely items. Wednesday 8.30 am – 11.30 am.
It’s not all about the Jam, although With parking available outside,
we always have plenty of that refreshments and quality shopping
alongside a host of other goodies! inside, we can’t wait to say hello and
You will find us at the Christian show you what is available.

Watton
Museum
Closer
The Museum 4
Watton group are
celebrating the
signing of the lease
of part of The
Town Hall,
allowing them to
open a local
history museum
there.
The signatories were the Mayor,
Councillor Stan Hebborn and Vice hope to open the museum early in the
Chairman, Councillor Tina Kiddell, New Year.
with the museum group represented They already have a considerable
by Chairman Chris Hutchings and collection of potential exhibits, but
trustee John Greenbrook. are always on the lookout for more
The museum trustees expressed their items relating to Watton and the
excitement at this landmark in the surrounding villages. They may be
progress towards the opening of the contacted by email on
museum. They are currently seeking info@museumforwatton.org.uk or
funding for fitting out the space, and @MuseumForWatton.
The Wayland News August 2017 Page 3
no second chances are allowed. Golfers the Health Volunteer Service, and GP
A Quick Look missing vital putts do not get another go, Surgeries across South Norfolk have been
nor does the footballer who misses a actively referring patients that they think
Round penalty, and so on. All very true, but it is would benefit from volunteer support. In
By Orbiter these differences that make activities the past year, over 300 referrals have
Well July arrived with the summer still attractive, so maybe it is well to let well come from GPs and health and social care
keeping us nice and warm, with just the alone. practitioners into the service.”
farmers and gardeners having something After all tennis has maintained its place as “People receiving help from a volunteer
to complain about, though their prayers a popular sport for over a hundred years, tell us how valuable they find the service,
were eventually answered with a good and although minor changes have been and this is mirrored by the experience of
downpour, just in time for the Norfolk made, it is still basically the same. the volunteers themselves.”
Show. Another unique rule that has to be strictly Ruth Nobbs, Commissioning Support
Back in June we had the Queen’s observed at Wimbledon is the one that Manager for the Integrated
Birthday Honours list, but there were so forbids players from receiving any form Commissioning Team at NHS South
many names on it that I couldn’t be of coaching for the duration of a match, Norfolk CCG, says “We have been
bothered to wade all through them, but as not even an apparently harmless raising of delighted by the impact this service has
I have had nothing in the post, I have the an eyebrow as a signal of some kind. had on people living in South Norfolk –
feeling that I have been overlooked. This will seem rather odd to golf fans, the support that volunteers can offer
Again. who know that even the best player in the provides people recovering from illness or
The recent hot weather has persuaded the world would not think of taking a shot living with a health condition with a boost
Speaker to allow members in the House of without the approval of his caddie, and to their daily health and wellbeing, as
Commons to dispense with ties, which that the leading football teams are well as their connection to the community
seems to me to be quite a good idea, constantly given instructions throughout they live in.”
though traditionalists are horrified. But every match. Of course one wonders why For more information on becoming a
already leaders in every field are regularly the best players in the world are not Health Volunteer please contact David
seen with open-necked shirts, and, surely, capable of relying on their own ability, Smythe on 01953 606 201 or email
just because Mr. Disraeli would never but there you are. david.smythe@voluntarynorfolk.org.uk
have appeared tie-less (or perhaps cravat- It appears that spectators too, have to
less), is there any reason why MPs should watch out, for it seems that first-timers at
be constrained by ancient customs and Wimbledon, particularly those from West Norfolk
fashions? After all, we do not expect Her foreign parts, indulge freely in the
Majesty the Queen to wear her crown, traditional beverage, the Pimms cocktail, Aviation Society
except on very special ceremonial unaware of its quite high alcohol content. The scheduled guest speaker was unable
occasions. But perhaps it helps them to fail to notice to attend the West Norfolk Aviation
Similarly the custom for Judges and the high price of the strawberries! Society meeting on Tuesday 4th July and
Barristers to wear gowns and wigs, while Now, once again the nights are beginning the duty was thus performed by our own
adding a measure of dignity to trials, are to draw in. Not much yet, but we will Club secretary, David Allen. He began
merely ‘show boating’, and though care soon notice the difference, and it will be his presentation with a film illustrating
should be taken to avoid any sign of time to dig out those winter woollies. It the development and testing of one of his
scruffiness, a more casual dress should be happens every year. I blame the favourite aircraft, the Handley Page
acceptable. government. Herald, which, although a technical
I found it sad to read that Watton Council Good afternoon. success suffered a production run of only
had decided to withdraw any subsidy to nine years, mainly the result of political
the Community Car service, operated by interference - nothing new there. David
volunteers to take people to their doctors’
Health Volunteer went on to give a masterly account of his
surgeries or to hospital. Yes, Watton has Service Grow own involvement with the aircraft, from
the hair-raising to the holidays. One
excellent bus services, but many folks live An innovative health volunteer service
some way from the nearest stop, and the has been granted a further two years of small point: whilst on guard duty one
walk from the main stop to the local funding. It means hundreds of local night he had cause to castigate an
surgery is quite long anyway, considering people can continue to be supported in unscheduled intruder who was also
that most of those needing to attend there their everyday lives by kind and dedicated enthusiastic about the Herald; David
are in poor health and are probably in no people living in the community. grovelled once he realised it was the Duke
fit state to walk that far, even in fair Voluntary Norfolk has been of Edinburgh….. runaway.
weather. commissioned by NHS South Norfolk The evening ended with a rousing
For obvious reasons these patients are Clinical Commissioning Group to provide applause and as usual, a special thanks to
likely to be the older members of the a Health Volunteer Service since 2014, our catering hosts, Val and Len, stewards
community, who can ill afford taxi fares, and have recruited more than 240 of the Mundford Bowls Club.
particularly as cabs do not wait, so that volunteers over the course of the project. For what’s on next month please go to:
extra ones have to be ordered for the The renewed service will run to www.westnorfolkaviationsociety.org.uk
return journey, thus doubling the expense. September 2019.
Many villages operate schemes of varying
sizes, relying on volunteer drivers using
Health Volunteers offer practical support,
help and guidance for people in South
Sing & Celebrate
their own cars, with affordable fare Young singers are invited to help
Norfolk who are recovering from a period
systems subsidized by County and Parish Thetford Voices celebrate their tenth
of ill health, or living with a long term
Councils, and these are seen by all as anniversary at Singing Workshops on
condition. Individuals referred into the
among the most valued services of all. Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th August.
service are matched to an appropriate
Unfortunately all we seem to hear about Over these two days 6-18 year olds come
volunteer, who meets with them and
these days is cuts to this, and cuts to that, together to learn songs and perform them
decides how they can best support them.
and we can only fear how far they will go. in concert for friends and family on the
David Smythe, Health Volunteer Service
Many feel that savings could be made at last evening.
Coordinator, says “Setting someone up
the top, with the main topic being the Chosen around the theme of Celebration,
with a volunteer is a big step – we know
rumoured multi-billion pounds exit fee for songs are targeted to groups within the age
the skills and personalities of the
leaving the EU. What a strange concept -range so everyone, from beginners to
volunteers that take part in the service, so
that is – it is usual to pay a joining fee to more experienced singers, can find plenty
we can facilitate a meeting between the
get into certain clubs, but certainly not to enjoy: big choruses and comedy
person needing support and the volunteer
one to get out ! numbers, action songs and singing in
we think would suit them best.”
Even that seems less and less likely, as so parts, all with an upbeat flavour and great
“We find out what the person needs, and
many factions, both in and out of to sing.
how the volunteer can help – this can
government, are doing their best to derail As well as a two day course for 6-16 year
range from keeping a house and garden
the Brexit negotiations. But we shall see. olds, we have our Toddlersʼ Hour for 3-5
tidy to reduce the chances of someone
Meanwhile the annual football farce is year olds (at 10.00 on Tuesday 8th) and
tripping over, helping someone with their for older students – 15 and over – a mixed
well under way, with millions of pounds shopping, or assisting them in attend
being bid and accepted for players voice Harmony Session from 4.15 - 5.45
groups or activities they go to.” that same evening.
moving from club to club, and sometimes Reg and Judy are a husband and wife in
back again, with each payment bringing The course is based at Thetford Grammar
South Norfolk who have really benefitted School and, sponsored by Cynthia Della
the possibility of future financial ruin if from the service. Reg has dementia and,
success still is not attained. And to pay Hoyʼs Croxton Charity, Thetford Town
like all carers, Judy sometimes finds it Council and the Chivers Trust, fees remain
for all this the fan has to fork out anything hard.
up to £75 to see each game. To think it at last yearʼs low level: £10 for the Main
But volunteer Eddie has come to the Course (£5 for a single day) and £3 for
used to cost just two bob ! rescue, via the Voluntary Norfolk service
But they cheerfully pay out each week, Toddlersʼ Hour and the Harmony Session.
funded by NHS South Norfolk CCG. Supervision is provided by an experienced
probably knowing that they should really He has ‘befriended’ them. He pops in DBS validated team over two friendly
be saving to buy a house, but also regularly to chat to Reg and often takes days of good singing.
knowing that they could never afford one him out on trips, giving Judy much- To sign up and for further information,
at today’s prices. needed respite… a bit of ‘me-time’. pick up a Booking Form at school, from
At the time of writing this the annual Their story is told on a short film which Thetford Library or Thetfordʼs Great
battles are being waged on the courts at has been put on YouTube: “He has given Information Centre, telephone John Weeks
Wimbledon, and as usual there is a cry Reg the ability to talk to another man and on 01842 820060 or email
from some observers to abolish the use of go out … it’s a lifeline,” says Judy. thetfordvoices@gmail.com
the second serve, which they say is Karl Hills, Health Volunteer Senior
unfair. In all other sports, they maintain, Coordinator, says: “Anyone can contact
The Wayland News August 2017 Page 4
cotton fabric would burn away and then, if heated almost 100 years. In fact I have an interesting book
More Memories sufficiently, the mantle glows very brightly but is called KALAMATA BEACH APRIL 1941 the memoirs Watton U3A
somewhat fragile.) of Ernest (Ernie) Edwards from 1940 to 1945 makes for For our June meeting our speaker was Martin Kaye, a
From Bea Goulding (Warner) They also sold fork handles NO I said four candles "The very interesting reading and makes one realise what volunteer for East Anglia Air Ambulance who gave us
Well here I am again following on from last time. I am Two Ronnies" (you got it right) us four girls going up to generations before us had to endure. an in-depth talk about the history of the EAAA. The
now on the north side of the High Street from The zebra bed with candles in a holder, can you imagine it Next to this shop is the Post Office, which as far as I EAAA was launched in 2000 and started flying in 2001.
crossing "Going down town" as in "Petula Clarks" song especially as we were living in a thatched cottage!! know it always has been. Sowerbys property agents and Because one of the first sponsors was the AA whose
which to local people is towards the round-a-bout, This takes me back to Olive mentioning the rug making. Watton Goldsmiths was all one property Jack Cross's logo colour was yellow it was decided the helicopters
starting with the second hand shop on the corner (was a I too had the job of cutting the strips of material in many cycle shop think his father Arther before him. Which is would be yellow. The first helicopter flew one day a
charity shop ) this was called "BUTCHERS" not the different colours for Mum to make a rug. I have Mums where I bought my new bicycle. week, a Friday, because this was the worst day for road
meat kind but an ironmongers run by Mr. and Mrs. peg tool and bought a piece of sacking which has sat in a The Green Man Hotel where Barclays Bank is now, is traffic accidents. This helicopter covered 3 counties. In
Ward, the parents of David (re- Regal Cinema). They cupboard for years, well maybe one day. I had forgotten where I had my first wedding reception. At the All 2007 a second helicopter was launched. These two
sold Gas, Parrafin, Tilley lamps etc. I mention this lamp some folk you talked about Olive, and you brought them Seasons shop the window to the left was known as covering 4 counties, and surrounding counties if
as I remember it well, the base filled with paraffin, it had back to life. Masons the Jeweller the second window of All Seasons necessary, for 365 days a year. Since the launch they
a mantle which you put a match to, and then there was I also remember Mum telling me her and Dad did there and Broadside were all part of the house where Mr. have flown over 2000 missions, one helicopter based in
light, me waiting for the" Booof" it made (stand well courting in Wayland Hall the first cinema in Watton Mason lived (notice the front door still there) . On the Norwich and one in Cambridge. Since 2013 they have
back) this was then hung from the ceiling. which reminds me I mentioned Elsie and Dulcie Grey opposite side of the road where all the building is going been night flying capable with the pilots using night
The mantle had like a hairnet over it, when there was a working at The Regal cinema, Dulcie well it started with on was a lovely house with two big Beech trees, one vision goggles. Martin told us that the helicopters are not
hole in it had to be replaced this was very delicate and a D. was Derek, Elsie's Husband Sorry I do get side either side of the drive a land mark in our town and sad always used for transporting patients to hospital but to
sometimes Mum would say a choice word if she tracked with my lovely memories, well with technology to see them go. I maybe incorrect but I do remember a take A&E medical staff to casualties as quickly as
damaged it trying to get it on. I can add and take away so easy. lady who lived in this big house was a Mrs. Mason so possible. A decision is made on site whether to use an air
(Ed: For the younger ones, gas mantles were usually sold Back to the shops Adcocks the electrical shop started as correct me if I am wrong I think she was the Jewellers ambulance or a land ambulance. A helicopter has the
as fabric items which, because of impregnation with a Jewellers which is where CORALS' is now, and the wife? this is being made into houses but nice to know its advantage of being able to go to any hospital but a land
metal nitrates, form a rigid but fragile mesh of metal two big windows are where Horseburgh the other going to be called "BEECHWOOD". Then we have a ambulance has to return to its base hospital. Helicopters
oxides when heated during initial use. The metal oxides Chemist was. Adcocks being a long standing shop gap where flats have been built between Blaines and All can cover approximately 5000 square miles and reach
used produce light from the heat of the flame whenever passed down through many generations, (as were many Seasons and before I comment on what was Blaines anywhere within 25 minutes. In 2016 they flew 2361
used. other shops in the town,) and they have kept up with the shop I shall have to give this a lot more thought to missions and assisted 1516 patients, mostly cardiac
According to Wikipedia Thorium dioxide was times very much so, even selling organs at one stage. I hopefully tell you more. arrests or road traffic accidents. EAAA also now have 2
commonly a major component; being radioactive it has mention this as whilst at the Crown, Derek my late So it’s Good Bye from me Beryl Goulding was Warner. rapid response landrovers manned by one paramedic.
led to concerns about the safety of those involved in husband played the organ Friday and Saturday nights in These are beneficial when the helicopters are unable to
manufacturing mantles. They were and still are used in the bar and often popped over to see Michael (Adcock) operate because of poor weather conditions. The service
gas camping lamps as well as oil based lamps like the to have a tinkle on the latest addition. As you see I Cat Collars costs £400000 a month to run, each mission costing
well remembered tilly lamp. On first lighting it the occasionally jump back into the future, well I need to The safety and security of our pets is always of £3500. The EAAA gets no government funding and
keep your interest I don't want you paramount importance. Cats should be microchipped as relies 100% on charity. In 2017 they need to raise £11.2
nodding off. well as dogs, but wearing a tagged collar lets anyone million to keep the service running. A totally
There was a sweet shop which the know that the cat is owned, and not a stray. enlightening talk and enjoyed by everyone.
Davey family had, was this where Unfortunately for some cats this can be a very costly The speaker for August will be Nikki from Banham Zoo
The Digital Phones? their son error. More and more frequently the Cats Protection are to give a presentation on Banham Zoo and the work they
always in a white coat, trilby style receiving reports of cats entangling themselves in their do there.
hat, and gloves. (Was this the birth own collars. Some are getting front legs caught through The No 1 pub lunch group will be going to The Crown at
of "Elf and Safety)! they lived unsafe collars when attempting to remove them, usually Mundford on Thursday 10 August and the No 2 pub
opposite the Wayland Hall, this was because the collar has been incorrectly fitted and come lunch group will be going to The Windmill at Great
known as Davey Place then . loose, and if left the cat can become wounded which Cressingham on Tuesday 29 August.
The store which is now called then becomes infected. Furthermore when cats are out A number of members from the Garden Visits group
LABAS was just a house and the and about unsafe collars can become caught or trapped recently spent an enjoyable afternoon visiting 15 open
shop front made later maybe?. Next on fences, gate posts or branches, leaving the cat gardens in Beachamwell. A very interesting afternoon
door to this was Sharmans an actual incapable of escape, choking and potentially dying. with a considerable variety of village gardens to look
butchers, selling meat, pheasants Nowadays collars come in a range of fashionable round.
and rabbits I seem to recall, or am I designs and colours, but in reality safety is what should Please contact our Membership Secretary, Anita Taylor
am I just imagining this ? Mr & be paramount. Here are some tips to ensure that the on 01953 881110 if you would like to become a member
Mrs Sharman will pick me up on collar your cat is wearing is safe: of the Watton U3A, or would like further details.
this if so, next to this was 1. Check that your cat’s collar is fitted correctly. So long For further details on the National U3A, go to
Maclarens a drapery store I bought as there is enough give to slide two fingers underneath www.u3a.org.uk
my nylons from here with a seem the collar, it is not too tight to be uncomfortable, but any
up the back . Ogdens cake shop was looser and your pet risks becoming a victim of a collar
now where Cookies Café now related injury. Wayland Mens Shed
trades. Mr & Mrs Ogden made 2 Continually check your cat’s collar, especially with Well its been a busy few weeks having missed the June
wonderful cakes especially the younger cats, as your pet will grow. Keeping an eye on deadline, so I will try to cover all thats been going on in
cream horns, and doughnuts. the tightness of your cat’s collar means that it will not this edition. As I'm sure many of you have read our
However, you can still buy a cream become too small and uncomfortable and your cat will meeting place "The Shed" in Church Walk has been
horn as good as " OGGIES" at our be less likely to try and remove it. vandalised on several occasions by some drunken
very own Master/Mistress Baker on 3. A ‘quick release’ collar is the best option. These are wonders, our hardy members Brian and Dave made
the other side of the road called collars fitted with a catch that releases when the collar is repairs replacing our drain piping on the building only to
Bakers Retreat, lovely bread too, pulled on with enough force. This allows your cat to have it totally destroyed again a few days later, this
lets support her there's nothing like break free if they become trapped. Best to test these doesn't include our boundary wall that the culprits are
the smell of freshly baked bread. collars first, as they are built to withstand different levels slowly dismantling!
We must support our local shops as of pressure applied to the catch. The best are those which Now for some good news. Eight of our members visited
the saying goes " use it or loose it". will withstand a moderate force as any less could end in Strikes Bowling Alleys in Dereham and a good
At the Iast count there were ten your cat constantly losing their collar, and any more afternoon was had by all. with bowling, a drink plus a
empty shops in the town " I don't could mean your cat is unable to break free. bacon buttie all included, another date is being booked.
believe it " quoting a certain Victor 4. Check what is attached to your cat’s collar. Bells and The Wayland Mens Shed Web site is now nearing
Meldrew. It would be even more tags are good for identification and to warn wildlife, but competition and should be up and running in August
without the charity shops, at this cats claws can become trapped in the attachment rings. If together with our own Promotional Video produced by a
rate we will soon become a ghost you are choosing a collar with a bell or tag, make sure local student Mr Elliott Gillespie we are all very much
town like in The Wild West. Lets the groove in the attachment ring is wide to prevent cat’s looking toward to it going on line and YouTube.
keep Watton Alive and Bustling, claws from becoming trapped. With the Wayland Show coming soon on the 6th
we cannot change the past but we 5. Avoid collars with elasticated inserts as these are far August, we will as last year be having our own stand,
can certainly learn from it, and to more likely to result in cat collar accidents. four of our members have offered to man the stand with
aspire for it to be as successful as in 6. Avoid using flea collars that can give a bad reaction to some of our promotional leaflets and there will be some
previous years. cats. Instead use the veterinary ‘spot on’ flea products, items for sale made in our workshop such as Planters and
Next was a very big two storey which are effective and safe to use. Bird Tables etc. Lots to see come and visit us.
furniture store called Carters , Cats collars should be used for identification purposes Talking of Stands we will also be attending the "Military
where the Chinese restaurant is only. They do not need to wear a collar until they are old Vehicle Day" on 9th September at the Church Green, St
above , no relation to the sweet enough to go outside at about 6 months of age. So refrain Marys Church, Church Rd. Watton. There will be many
shop Carter as far as I know. Then from buying kitty a pink and sparkly collar when they Military Vehicles and related items to view just too
comes Edwards news agents are very young, as the collar will be too large to fit much to remember, so come along and have a great day.
recently sold by Chris Edwards in properly. Six of our members attended the Duxford Flying
2016 , his father Ernest known as While they ensure that if found the cat can be reunited Legends day on 8th July they had a brilliant day and
Ernie (sorry but I feel a certain song with its owner, getting your cat microchipped is another are still talking about it with many photos on show in
comes to mind) Ernie went to option. It is a simple procedure and the chip stays in your "The Shed".
school with my mother and I cat for life. If your cat becomes lost and found by We now have a regular Pub Lunch event twice a
remember Mum telling me one day someone else, they can take the cat to a veterinary month when members tryout some of the luvly grub
both of them climbing the ladder so practice or a charity who will be able to scan the chip on offer at different pubs in the area, well worth
to speak Ernie said to her "only you with its unique number which is registered to the owner joining us for. Then we have Quiz Nite on Friday 28th
and me left now Rosie ". Mum in only. The person with the scanner can then contact the July 7pm for 7.30 pm start followed by a Fish & Chip
her teens worked here over the microchip company and ask them to get in touch with supper. non-members welcome, why not come and
xmas period to earn a few extra the owner. meet us at Mens Shed and make an evening of it Tea
pennies, but just before Chris left The photograph is of a cat who has sustained a bad and Coffee available on tap, you will find us at "The
the business he arranged a injury to her underarm from getting her front leg through Shed" Church Walk.
celebration and I remember the collar, which was obviously fitted too loosely. (Ed: I Watton parking in Queens hall carpark only a short walk
thinking" Oh Mum" you would judged this picture too distressing to print and so have away. All Enquiries telephone Richard on 01953 881004
have enjoyed talking to Chris of not included it] New members always welcome, Open. Mondays &
your memories but she had passed For help or advice or if you need assistance with the Wednesdays 10am to 2pm and Saturdays: 10am to
away two weeks earlier. This cost of neutering, please call us on 01842 810018. 12pm. call in for a chat the kettle is always on.
business being in the family for Rita Thompson Cheers. Richard, Chairman, WMS
The Wayland News August 2017 Page 5

Sightings of Himalayan menace International Summer Festival
sought in Wensum Valley

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery through the
Heritage Lottery Fund, the community volunteering charity
TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) is aiming to tackle a
menace from the Himalayas all along the valley of the River
Wensum and its tributaries. It’s not the Yeti that’s being
sought, but a damaging invasive weed, Himalayan Balsam.
TCV are asking local people to keep their eyes open for the
plant, which has a flower like a pink policeman’s helmet, and
can grow over 6 feet tall in a single season. It usually grows
alongside rivers and streams and in other damp areas. “It can What a fantastic day to celebrating a had Brazil, Lithuanian, Philippines as
smother everything in its path if left unchecked” warned TCV International Summer Festival, we had well and unfortunately Poland couldn't
project officer Mark Webster, “so we want to pull up as much 135 people in. From families seating on make it.
of it as possible before it sets seed.” picnic blankets, and other's around the The weather was amazing and made the
It’s a race against time to tackle the plant, as the seeds fire out tables, we had lot of fun, The Zumba day even better. I would like to thank
explosively from the plant when they are ready – they can Flashmob that was a surprise for you, the support of Tina Kiddell and the
shoot out over 5 metres from the parent plant, as well as everyone and they enjoyed . Watton Sport Centre members, they
floating downstream to contaminate other areas. This event was sponsored by the were fantastic. We are really looking
TCV’s Mid Norfolk Conservation Group are already planning Watton Town Council, organized by me forward to do it again next year . Thank
to pull out Himalayan Balsam from sites including Rush Tina Cruz, representing Portugal with you to all of you that make this event
Meadow in Dereham, Bawdeswell Heath, and Booton the full support of Rute Ferreira. We the success that it was.
Common near Reepham. These events take place on Fridays
between 11.15am and 2.15pm and local people are being asked important. Buying well-fitting shoes and not
to join in and help removing it. “Fortunately it comes up very Diabetes UK walking about in bare feet is also good
easily,” said Mark Webster, “so almost anyone can make a We had a podiatrist as the speaker at our advice. Jessica was warmly thanked by the
really visible difference quite quickly.” July meeting. Her name was Jessica Haw group for giving up her time to come and
For more details about where to join in, or if you have seen and she works at the Elsie Bertram Diabetes see us.
Himalayan Balsam somewhere else, please see Centre at the N & N. Foot care is extremely Our next meeting will be on Monday
www.tcv.org.uk/norfolk or contact Mark via email at important when you are a diabetic, because a August 14th, 10.15am, at the Pentecostal
m.webster@tcv.org.uk or 07843 069 567. small foot problem can soon turn into a Church Watton, whom we thank for the
major foot problem if advice is not sort soon generous use of their facilities. This will be
enough. Poor diabetes control can lead to a "coffee & chat" meeting, which will give

200 Not Out! numerous health problems and foot issues
can be the last thing that people worry about.
our members a chance to chat to each other
about anything and everything! This is
where we can learn a lot from each other and
Affectionately known as ‘the Oldest Boy Band in the If a diabetic person notices any changes in
County’ and with a combined age of about 470 (and that’s their feet, however small, then it must be discuss things that we don't normally have
just the men!) the West End Waiters are certainly not ‘out’ checked out as soon as possible. Problems an opportunity to talk about.
yet but still bowling around the countryside, bringing fun can include ulcers, foot deformities, For details of any of our meetings, please
and laughter to many clubs and organisations all over persistent red patches, dry cracked skin, phone Helen - 01953 884713- leave a
Norfolk. reduced blood supply and nerve damage. message and I will get back to you as soon
The group which comprises six gentlemen and three ladies Good foot health care is essential - washing, as I can, email me on
have performed in many locations (some easier to find than drying and moisturising your feet and rjwhrt56@btinternet.com or just pop in at
others!) and recently, on a hot afternoon in Thorpe, they cutting your toenails properly are all our next meeting.
presented their 200th concert to another appreciative
audience who enjoyed their special mix of humour, music
and ,sometimes slightly naughty, fun.
The programmes they present could not be described as
modern: rather the material tends to be a mixture of old
and . . . very old: songs interspersed with monologues,
solos and duets – Music Hall meets Concert Party.
The gentlemen are of course the stars of the show but the
three ladies add their own special contributions with poems
and piano solos: they also introduce the items to be
performed.
The purpose of all this activity is twofold: the group is out
to entertain, to amuse and to share the joy of performing
with the audiences they meet. The West End Waiters also
raise money for a charity dear to their hearts, that of
Research into Motor Neurone Disease. This is in memory
of John Garratt who used to a ‘Waiter’ but who died of this
terrible illness in 2014. To date the amount raised is
slightly in excess of £19,000 an achievement of which they
are justly proud.
And of the future? Some may wonder how long the innings
will last. Certainly, ill health has dogged some members
latterly and this is always a concern. However, the spirits
remain willing and for the time being the members of the
group look forward to continuing to don their red, white
and black outfits and entertaining audiences around the
county.
The Wayland News August 2017 Page 6

Please Mention ZOOTASTIC!
The Wayland News That was the verdict from Mr Trevor Bunce
of Saham Toney following his recent Zoo
When talking to advertisers Experience Day at Banham Zoo. Trevor
was the very lucky winner of this raffle
prize at the Wayland Partnership ‘Growing
Together Project’ Acorn Fair, held at the
Queen’s Hall in January.
This conservation themed event, a first for
the Wayland Area, was a huge success and
the prize was chosen because of the
conservation programme run by the zoo. As
you can see from the photograph Trevor
got very ‘up close and personal’ with the
giraffes. Pamela Morgan. Growing
Together Project Worker, Wayland
Partnership. Watton

Watton Rotary
Roundup
As of July 1st we have a new President. Martin
Parker, who had previously presided in
1988/9, took over from David Branson. The
picture shows Martin, centre, with David to the
left, to whom he had presented a certificate to
acknowledge his presidency, and Dr Mike
Harvey to the right as the new vice-president
of the Club.
The club’s programme for Martin’s year
includes the usual fundraising: “Jazz at the
Queen’s Hall” in October (6th) and March
(9th), and another grand quiz night penciled in
for March 17th. Community projects will see
our participation in Watton Carnival (Sept
3rd), the Military Vehicles/British Legion
Event (Sept 9th), Town Fireworks (Oct 28th)
and Town Christmas Market (Dec 3rd). We
are looking forward to furthering our activities
in support of the local schools, with our such as the “ShelterBox” disaster relief we apologise for our site being down for
Dictionaries for Life initiative in the primary operation, and “End Polio Now” - it’s so a while in July; this was due to changing
schools, re-promotion and extension of our close to final elimination. our domain and web hosting from a USA
RotaBoards scheme, and curriculum-linked We hope to continue to report our -based to a UK-based Internet Service
competitions in Wayland Academy. activities through The Wayland News Provider (ISP), which, with the changes
Beyond our shores, we aim to continue our and via our website - in the £/$ rate, is now the cheaper option.
support for Rotary International initiatives wattonrotary.org.uk. Regarding the latter, Martin Anscombe

Rounders Match but this
Watton year the gloves are off
and members are to have
Evening W I another practice session
shortly. Along with this
How delightful – 13 guests at our last activity many members
meeting and many of that number and partners enjoyed a
registered for membership on that night. visit to Peter Beales
Following the usual notices, we were Roses where we had tea
treated to an enthralling talk by our and cake during a talk
speaker, Geoff Ray (right), of his followed by a tour of the
memories of entering and completing the beautiful two and half
Marathon des Sables 2017 (“the toughest acre gardens by
foot race on earth”). Geoff as many of Manager, Simon White.
you know is our local Pharmacist from Simon had previously
Total Health in Watton. It was been a speaker at one of
enlightening as to the many problems he our monthly meetings
had to overcome from the initial but we still learned more
preparation and finally the actual of how to propagate
marathon with endurance both of mind roses to how long it
and body. Geoff raised £7500 for Cancer takes for a new rose to
Research through his exploits and is now be produced and stories
preparing for his next adventure in the of Chelsea Flower
Rain Forest in Costa Rica. The talk was Show. A free prize draw
both informative, funny at times and of a lovely rose was
amazing at his and the other entrants presented to one of our
achievements. We obviously wish him members partners.
Good Luck. The Craft Club was making final all look forward to the programme for
We unfortunately were unplaced with preparations for their tombola stall at the next month. If you would like to
our two entries at the Royal Norfolk the Charity Fun Day & Dog Show and join us as a guest (guest fee £3.50) we
Show this year so didn’t match last the Lunch Club was held at a members shall be meeting on Thursday 10th
year’s First Prize but the meeting was home in her garden. Amidst the August at the earlier time of 7pm at the
treated to seeing our box of the colourful flowers we sat under Watton Christian Community Church
Countryside entry during refreshments marquees with tables set with cloths hall. We are meeting earlier as we are
and we all thanked those that had and vases of flowers. The weather was having a Mystery Trail around Watton
contributed to making it a fantastic good to us and we had elderflower or for teams to return to the Hall in time
submission. white wine followed by Ploughman’s for refreshments. If you would like to
The membership has been extremely and finished with delicious desserts. join us you are most welcome or if you
busy this month practicing for our What a fantastic way to spend time wish more information please contact
challenge match to compete against with members, laughing and chatting our Secretary, Carole on 01953
Thompson WI at the game of Boules. and lunch too. 881006.
Last year we were challenged to a All in all a busy month for us and we
The Wayland News August 2017 Page 7
dahlias. Classic late summer flowers that the front of the house or the pergola. I have to
In your garden aren't completely hardy. There are so many say this looks ambitious to me.
with Lotta Potts varieties, shapes and sizes available that if Fruit, apart from harvesting, is another
Funny month, August. The adverts for ‘back you like them there’s at least one for you. The pruning area for gooseberries (watch out for
to school’ have been plaguing us since the downside – earwigs love them. People those thorns), black currant and red currant
term ended but it’s the time when some decorate their areas with upturned plant pots and summer fruiting raspberry canes. These
people haven’t even had their holiday yet. For filled with straw or newspaper or whatever are a bit more complicated than the autumn-
gardeners it seems to be dusty somehow – the trapping material they fancy and put the pots fruiting varieties. Take out the fruited canes to
leaves on the trees look a bit jaded and the on sticks. The idea is that you empty the pots the ground and tie in new ones. The autumn
garden plants mostly seem to be fading with the following day and the one after that and… varieties are just cut right down in winter.
some definitely having a last hurrah before I'm not sure how you empty a straw-filled pot That’s it and my kind of pruning. Trained
going into a decline. It seems to be all dead- that has a population of lively earwigs in it. fruit trees such as cordon apples and fan-
heading and cutting back as well. All Still, I suppose the enthusiastic growers know trained stone fruit should be pruned now. It
flowering plants benefit from dead-heading exactly how to get rid of them. I do like the mainly involves shortening new growth and
(even ‘live heading if you grow for the vase) looks of the modern dahlias, particularly the removing shoots that have appeared this
as this encourages them to have another go at single-flowered varieties and those developed season in the wrong place, eg growing
setting seed. from Bishop of Llandaff with dark red leaves straight out from the main stem.
The ones that flower best this month and go and stems. Then I remember the earwigs. Much of July was typical English summer –
on until the first frost include hardy fuchsias, Just about all the plants that come into their three hot days and a thunderstorm. The hot
Phlox which doesn't start until well into the own in late summer are pretty tough and will days were very hot indeed but once we got a
summer and will stand out when most other grow in any soil as long as it’s well-drained in good downpour and a bit of cool things
perennials are coming to an end. The sun or light shade. Bulbs can be planted now seemed to revive. However, August may still
phygelius capenensis (Cape figwort) was as well. Not the spring variety but summer- be similar with extra pests so vigilant is the
introduced a few years ago and looks and autumn-flowering. I suppose the best word. The advantage of hot weather is that
remarkably like fuchsia from a distance or known are the colchicums and autumn the lawn slows down and doesn’t need cutting
even a very large penstemon. Although very crocus. Most people (including me) thought so often if at all. On the other hand you may
attractive and comes in many colours it isn't a they are the same but apparently not. Either come home from holiday to a hay meadow.
herbaceous perennial but a shrub with tender way they are very showy and the colchicum The only thing to do is start with the mower
stems that die down in winter like hardy can be put on a window-sill and will grow blades as high as possible and lower each cut
fuchsias do but it can go to six feet by two. It and flower. Obviously it has to be planted until the lawn is back to normal. Trim up the
will probably need pruning. The perovskia after flowering but it’s rather a neat trick. The edges as this instantly makes the garden look
(Russian sage) has a cloud of blue flowers on exotics like canna and regal lilies are at their a lot better. If you can face it walk round the
barely visible silvery stems. The foliage best now but need lifting before the frosts. whole patch to see what needs immediate
smells just like our culinary sage but I doubt The banana trees that were very fashionable a treatment. The weeds will have survived if
it’s edible. It needs to be planted where other few years ago are showing their huge leaves not thrived so if there’s no time to pull them
plants will support it or use twiggy sticks. now but the hardiest, musa basjoo, can be left out just remove their flowers so they can’t set
Again, this is quite spectacular but a smaller out over winter provided it has lots of seed. The stems will look OK until you can
one has been developed so it might be as well protection. The best way is to pack the centre get back to them.
to look for Little Spire rather than the original with bracken or straw, fold over the leaves If you grow veg now is the time to enjoy the
Blue Spire, which Mr T used a lot on Ground and cover the lot with polythene sheeting. harvest and realise that all that back-ache in
Force. Looked lovely on planting but I There is a risk of rotting if the leaves are the winter was really worth it and of course if
wonder how the owners coped the following covered wet but the grower should help with you are really organised you can fill the
spring. Japanese anemones start flowering in better advice than I can give. I tried once and spaces caused by the harvesting with
July and keep going till October. These need failed, at least partially because the poor thing seedlings coming on in pots. If this isn’t
a bit of understanding as they tend to take a didn’t have enough room. A frequent mistake possible get out to a garden centre or nursery
while to settle in. Unfortunately this can mean on my part. as they will probably have winter veg
you think they've died so get removed. Let If you didn’t prune the wisteria last month, it seedlings for sale. You can also sow seeds of
them be but once they like their surroundings should be done this. Apparently it’s quick-growing crops such as radish, lettuce
they will become invasive or space-filling straightforward. All you do is shorten the and peas.
depending on how much room you are whippy new stems to 35cm/6inches. This Go and see some gardens when you have
prepared to let them have. They are shallow- stops it going completely mad and promotes time as the ones open to the public have to
rooted so excess can be removed quite easily. the flowering spurs for next year. At the same keep their displays going all season so there
They have a habit of facing the sun so bear time cut the main stems back to within their are tips to be had as to what does well at this
this in mind when planting. bounds. It is possible to train this vigorous time of year. Many of them sell plants as
We can't leave the subject of flowers for plant to form a standard, which, if achieved, well. If the summer keeps going there are
August without mentioning the showstopper would cut down the need to be climbing up two ‘keeps’ - watering as well as weeding.

Great Hockham
Gardening Club
Peter Beales Roses Twenty-one members
travelled the very short distance to Peter
Beales Roses just outside Attleborough. By
way of a change the proceedings were
initiated by the consumption of tea, coffee
and cakes. Having to tackle refreshments at
the beginning rather than at the end of the
visit did not seem to unsettle the members
in any way.
Our host for the afternoon was Simon
White (pictured below right), a long time
member of the Peter Beales team.
As part of our visit Simon generously
provided a 10% discount voucher on
anything bought that afternoon, and a raffle
with the prize of a rose tree.
Peter has visited us at one of our indoor
meetings at Hockham. At that meeting he
talked about pruning, but on this occasion immune to the ‘sick rose’ condition. enthusiast he planted them in the open
he demonstrated propagation. The method The entire Peter Beales operation requires ground. They are now full size trees. It was
ran something like this. Taking a stem of the planting of thousands of roses for said that whenever he passed those trees
the variety you wish to propagate, all the selling in the bare root condition. This they would bow in appreciation.
foliage and thorns are first removed. From could cause the problems mentioned above. Our next meeting will be Wednesday 9th of
that one stem several buds can be harvested They have an agreement with a local August. This will be to West Acre Garden/
and then one for each new plant, spliced farmer whereby the roses are grown in his Nursery, Tumbleyhill Road, West Acre,
into a T cut in the host rootstock. What was fields along side the normal crops and Kings Lyn PE32 1UJ. We will leave
most extraordinary was the size of the bud rotated over many years. Hockham Village green at 1300 to arrive
used for the graft. It was little more than Simon then gave us a conduced tour of the by 1400.
the bud itself with the merest sliver of the gardens. There are some extraordinary
soft bark. displays with roses having been established
Simon also covered the care of roses over many years. Of passing interest were
including pest control and feeding. One of examples of very fine ironwork supports:
the things to avoid is the planting of a rose obelisks, arches and the like. It was of
where a rose has grown before as this can passing interest at the point when their cost
lead to something called ‘rose sickness’. was revealed.
The solution to this is to select a cardboard There seemed to be an infinite variety of
box, Simon suggested a box of the size that roses available. Simon commented on some
might hold a dozen bottles of wine, and dig people’s insistence on roses with continual
a hole that will accommodate said box. blooming. Would you not have daffodils
Place some well-rotted compost in the hole, because they only bloom once.
followed by the box, then a proprietary Simon finished with a lovely story that
growing compost, then the rose, as in a must be true. Some years ago Peter Beales
planter. In the time that the box deteriorates was given three bonsai trees in recognition
the rose will have established itself and be of a favour given. Not being a bonsai
The Wayland News August 2017 Page 8
19 different golf clubs over a very Robin Hood and John Partridge from storms, safe overwintering sites (such
Richmond Park wide geographical area. With a prize Stoke By Nayland. Ashill and Holme as a pile of logs) and plants for
Open Competition & pool of £300 it was all worth playing The special Richmond Park caterpillars to feed on. Yes, even the
Charity Day for and competitors reported a very Members’ competition was won by Hale Garden Club cabbage whites can be satisfied with
enjoyable day and, predictably, mixed Bill Luck and Keith Smith (pictured Dr Ian Bedford, a senior research nasturtiums if you want to keep them
This year’s Richmond Park Golf Club results on the golfing front. top left) with a score of 39 points, entomologist at the John Innes Centre off the brassicas. Caterpillars also like
annual Senior Section Open Winners of Nearest the Pin narrowly beating last year’s winners in Norwich, made a welcome return ivy, bramble, fescue grasses and
Competition and Charity Day was Competitions were Paul Hanley from Jim Chapman and Brian Rees who for our June meeting to talk, this time, stinging nettles (if you have room for a
favoured by dry bright and warm Bawburgh GC, Bob Holmes from scored 37 points putting Trevor about 'Butterfly Gardening'. decent patch). In addition to buddleia
weather, almost perfect conditions. Brett Vale, Kevin Locke from Bunce and Terry Lees to third place The butterfly's scientific name is (commonly known as the butterfly
On 13th July 48 players teed up for a Mapperly Golf Club and John on count-back. Lepidoptera, which means 'scaled bush) there are many garden flowers
day of friendly competition, good Partridge from Stoke By Nayland. Funds raised for East Anglian Air wings'; the scales being flattened hairs. which will provide butterflies with the
company, banter and food plus a The winning pair qualifying for the Ambulance came to a total of £380 It is sometimes difficult to identify a necessary sugar and minerals. In the
desire to support a very worthwhile main prize of 2 x £50 vouchers were from a prize raffle, sale of previously- moth from a butterfly, especially as spring they will dine on sea thrift,
local charity – East Anglian Air Geoff Beach and David Heighton owned clubs and cash donations. All some moths have certain butterfly crocus, hawthorn and cherry. In
Ambulance. from Middleton Hall Golf Club with raffle prizes and golf clubs were characteristics. However, if an insect summer there are asters, sedum,
The event is an 18 hole Better Ball 43 Stableford points, narrowly generously donated by local has all five of the following - flies in lavender, lantana, nepeta and perennial
Stableford competition for gents of 55 beating Bob Holmes and Steve Carr businesses and Richmond Park Golf the daytime, wings are held closed and wallflowers. While verbena
years and over, players coming from from Brett Vale. Third prize went to Club members. Alan Smith upright when at rest, has clubbed bonariensis and lobelia tupa extend the
antennae (nodules at the tips), has flowering season to early autumn.
without food, most people will just into oblivion. People today are colourful wings, has a slim body - it is Most importantly, avoid using
Are Your walk past them without a care in the isolated in their own minds with what certainly a butterfly. They first insecticides. Unfortunately, these
world. Not everyone will get a nice they all think is normal, without appeared 150 million years ago and poisons do not differentiate between
Conversations warm bed tonight, and good food in anyone truly understanding the have not really changed since. Despite species and will kill bees and
Becoming More their bellies, so instead of us going destruction of humankind. Precious this, three quarters of the 59 British butterflies in addition to the pests.
out to buy the next new smart phone, time is ticking by, before we all know species are now declining and their This has been a busy month for the
Difficult? smart car, all that really nice furniture it it’s the next month already, a numbers have halved in the last 40 Garden Club. Three days after our
I see no hope for the future of our in our houses, just to make us all look different date than what it was since years. They have always had their regular meeting we held our annual
people if they are dependent on good right? Why don't we give food, we last left our bedrooms. Nobody is predators (wasps, hornets and spiders), flower show. Another great day thanks
technology. None of the children will find a way to get shelter for the poor. in the real time zone any longer. Time parasites, fungus and viruses but to the efforts of numerous members.
grow up never making Tarzan swings Doing what really matters in this will carry on ticking by and no real nowadays they also face habitat loss, Best in Show went to Ian Claydon for
in the woods with their friends, world is what will really be the true memories ever being made ever pesticides and climate change. So what his first ever entry, three beautiful
playing hopscotch or board games.... rewarding thing in life to have again. Our humanity today is the can we do to help? We can't do stems of white delphinium, which he
When I was younger people were achieved. destruction. Things have got to be anything about the weather but we can tells me his wife, Ann, grew from
taught to be discreet and respectful of While most things have taken a better changed or we will only ever exist in provide healthy habitats, shelter from seed. Well done!
elders, but the present youth are turn in the times of today such as technology.
exceedingly disrespectful and people are less homophobic, having Social media is taking over real enjoyment.
impatient of restraint, yet somehow the rights to get married now across conversations. People will think they Shipdham & At the July meeting we discussed The Girl
society has muddled forward. Most the world and becoming more already know you from your You Left behind By Jojo Moyes. This
people believe that the past times accepted. Black people are no longer Facebook page, so why bother having
District Book Group begins in France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre
were much better than the times now. treated like slaves. I think everyone a long conversation with anyone, I The book discussed on 21st June was The must keep her family safe whilst her artist
20,30, or even 40 years ago you should be treated as an equal, no one think most people have forgotten how Cold Earth by Anne Cleeves. It is the 7th in husband Edouard fights at the front. Fierce
would see more kids playing, having should be judged on their race or their to have a real meaningful her Shetland series featuring Inspector tensions ensue when she is ordered to serve
fun making things out of boxes, sexuality. These are the only few conversation with their friends, even Jimmy Perez. The beginning is dramatic as the German officers who descend on the
people had a lot more imagination. things from the past that should never loved ones. It is true that this world is it starts with a landslide during a funeral family hotel each evening. The new
All that’s changed now is a change be cast upon as wrong to our time turning upside down in many ways. service. Amongst the debris is the body of Kommandant sees Sophie’s portrait,
now, these are the things I would only Some topics are more difficult to an unknown woman. Seemingly she was painted by Edouard and becomes obsessed,
for the worse. Our generation are
dead before being swept away. There is a which will leads Sophie to make a terrible
dependent upon the newest app on want to follow us into the new discuss, this is why most people will
problem with identification, unusual in a decision. Almost a century later, Sophie’s
their smart phones, and parents would generation, but without technology talk by message on Facebook, but
sparsely populated close community. portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a
rather throw an ipad or games console there would be more communication. would they ask you those things in Apart from one person, who thought it wedding gift from her young husband
in front of their children for a bit of You stand at a bus stop and you see person? People seem to act ‘twaddle’, the book was much enjoyed by before his death. A chance encounter
peace. Parents are missing out on so everyone with a phone in their hands differently over the internet, and the members. One said she had gone off reveals the painting’s true worth, and
much time, seeing their children grow now a day. Our generations are linked show themselves in a different way in reading in the short term but this had started troubled history. This history is about to
up, playing with them, making an into the internet without real person right? When we are around her again and now she is back to enjoying it resurface and upset life for Liv.
adventure out of role playing in the communication. What people believe our friends the conversations we have and has recently finished severaL books. The members enjoyed this book, finding it
woods; I know I will remember as a to be true today, it is just all a fake with them are all about "did you see Features enjoyed included:memorable, well moving with characters well defined. There
child my mum doing this with me. I illusion?. that on Facebook" "Do you see who defined characters; emotive descriptions of were one or two anomolies such as burying
used to pretend I was a princess in the Natalie Hanman- said “Being sent to she’s talking to now on Facebook?" is the background; the ability to hold the plot a grandfather clock then expecting it to
woods and how me and my mum your bedroom used to be a all questions about someone’s and keep the reader guessing until almost work and disguising a pig as a baby to keep
would pretend fairy’s would come punishment. Now it's a teen dream. Facebook page. You don't see the last page whilst putting ogether a good it from occupying Germans ,unless they
Through personal computers, mobile friendships nowadays asking real life story and capturing the reader’s attention had no sense of smell. Setting it in two
and rescue us.
and imagination. It was agreed that it is different time slots was cleverly executed.
When you have it all, you are phones and gaming consoles, questions anymore about each other.
more enjoyable than the televsion series in This was our annual teaparty with
unwilling to give it up to anyone else, teenagers are spurning antisocial People will judge you based on your
which changes in characters etc have not donations for Assert the charity for the
no matter how unfair it is that you angst for a culture of connected Facebook page, and how many likes made for improvement. We all felt that genetic disorder Angelman Syndrome with
have it all. People seem to not have a cocooning". and friends you have now. reading the earlier books in the series might which the grandaughter of a member has
heart anymore, while poor people are She’s got a very good point there to What is this world coming to? have been an advantage but in no way did been diagnosed. Many thanks to the host
suffering on the street going days be made. Teenagers are cocooning K. Glover not having done so detract from the and those who donated generously.
The Wayland News August 2017 Page 9
say tew Horry afta I’d got us a pint each of tews, you and serve refreshments.
Watton Planning for an “Goonta stand fer cowncil nex ‘lectshun then Sat 29th July 9.30-12noon Summer Coffee
Horry?” Morning at St Mary’s Church, to welcome
Society's June Enchanted carnival I thort fer a minite he wos gooin tew pour my pint Rev’d Gerry back. Coffee, tea and cake, grand
Preparations are underway for this year’s Watton oova my hed. raffle, cakes & produce, books, pictures and
Carnival, which will take place on Sunday 3rd Glad tew say he dint. puzzles. Proceeds to Church Funds. All
Meeting September with the venue being Watton High Fare yew well tergitha an dew yew kip a troshin. welcome, please come along and bring family
Watton Society had its first summer outing Street with free admission. and friends.
with a visit to the 20 Church Wardens pub at This year’s theme is ‘Enchanted’ leaving lots of The July Winner of the 100 Club Draw
Cockley Cley for lunch, Excellent meal. scope for your imaginations to run riot and come Royal British Legion Number 6 Tony Watson
Then a visit to Gooderstone Water Gardens up with some amazing costumes. The members of the Watton and District Branch of Thurs 3rd August 10-12noon Thursday Chat a
thoroughly enjoyed by all, sunshine all the Keeping with tradition we will once again be The Royal British Legion have been busy over the social coffee morning at St Mary's, Watton, all
opening the carnival at 11.00am with a special last few weeks. One of our members went back to are welcome
way. No meeting in August - but back at the
open-air morning service led by Watton Normandy for the D-Day celebrations, as reported Sun 20th August 2.30pm-4pm Café Stop at The
Watton Community Centre. High Street.
Pentecostal Church. Followed at 11.45 with the in last month’s paper. Two of our members are Blenheim Centre, Tedder Close, Watton. Crafts
Watton on Wednesday 20th September at official opening ceremony by the Town Mayor undergoing training to be our standard bearers. A for all the family, free refreshments.
7.45pm - Watch out for the Posters.. Stan Hebborn. quiz was held to raise funds for The Poppy Appeal Thur 31st August 3-5pm Messy Church at St
The parade commences at 1.00pm led by The and the local branch. Thanks to everyone who Mary’s, all age fun, friendship, food, craft and
Phoenix Pipes & Drums- your local Watton based attended as we raised over £500. Another went to games. Children please bring an adult.
pipe band followed by the Princesses and Princes, The National Memorial Arboretum to attend the Fri 8th September at 7.30pm Dance to 1940’s
all local children from the Wayland area, keep a 100 year celebration of Woman at War. We have music with Timescape in the marquee on St
close lookout for ‘Hareton’ our mascot, whom I had our usual meetings and lunch club. To say we Mary’s Church Green. Tickets £8.00, from
am sure will be making an appearance this year. have been busy is quite an understatement. Adcock’s Shop or the Church Office
There will be live music and entertainment on Our members went to lunch with Norfolk County Sat 9th September 10am Military Vehicle Day
stage throughout the course of the day and back by Chairman John Boisson at The Waggon and and Community Event with the Royal British
popular demand ‘Badge’ the good time rock and Horses. This lunch was fairly well attended with Legion
roll band who will have you rocking in the streets. some new and some old faces. Not everyone can on St Mary’s Church Green. To book a stall or
Also featuring Invidia Voices a rock and soul choir go out on the same day of the week so we try to for more information please contact Helen Daly
along with dance groups from the Full Fitness vary the day so that anyone who has a prior 01953 885124 or Paul Weatherill 01953 884213.
Gym, plus lots, lot more. commitment can join in. Our County Chairman Story Bags at St Mary’s Church (no meetings
Thanks to the support of Watton Town Council, was very impressed with how friendly our during August school holidays)
we will once again be able to provide a free members were and said he looked forward to an Re starting on Monday 11th September at
attraction for the younger generation. If you would invite to another lunch later in the year. 9.30am.
like to sponsor an attraction, please contact us. The branch is starting look a lot healthier but we
The Carnival is set to close at 4.00pm- If you need still need new members especially from the
any further details please do hesitate in contacting younger members of the community. Over the last Song of the
Steve Jolly on 07729 333002 Jayne Eastwood on few months a few newcomers have swelled our
01953 880076 or Cheryl Clayton on 01953 882260
or via E-mailing wattoncarnival@gmail.com
ranks by the grand total of 4. They have been
fantastic in coming forward to help our branch
Waiters
Facebook
groups/1607623402793980/
www.facebook.com/ keep going. That said we desperately need a new
Treasurer, ours is retiring due to health. So we are
Next Instalment
Twitter twitter.com/CarnivalWatton calling anyone who has a savvy head on their
website www.wattoncarnival.co.uk shoulders (you don’t need to be a financial whiz) At Downham Market Festival a scary
to come forward and join us with a view to invitation
keeping us on the straight and narrow with our To wow a Town Hall audience plus Mayor
Tha Ovington Crower finances. If we do not get one and none of the and Corporation,
Evenin tew yew orl, hoop yew are orl as well as present members take up the reins then the branch Our secret weapon was our Ken
kin be ‘spected. cannot legally continue. There is the How good to see him back again
Tha ole harvist hev started, but thas now cum on misconception that you have to have served in the (The WIs all say ‘Amen’)
ter rearn so thet’ll slow things down a bit. We wos armed forces to join. That has not been true for Hooray for those old codgers.
jist abowt tew git tha ole combine owta tha shud about the last 20 years!
an gi har a grease up, wen tha hevins opened up. Another popular misconception is that The Royal The Methodists of Thetford are a special case
So we give up an went hoom arly. British Legion is only here to help any members or to mention
Horry cum rownd mine on Wensday larst an sed ex-members of the armed forces community and We’ve friends there whom we’ve known for
he wos gooin tew tha Peir Show at Crooma. So I their dependants from the first or second world years so there’s no hint of tension,
say tew him I say “Hev yew gotta ticket?” wars. This is not true as The Legion is here to help We’ve been there four years in a row,
“Well no” he say “I shull pay on tha door” “I think ANY past or present members of the armed forces The songs we always sing, they know,
yew’ll find thas orl booked up afore time and thar community or their dependants. Some of our They liked the latest ones on show.
woont be enny seats left ole Partna” branch members are undergoing training to Hooray for those old codgers!
“Anyway” I say “Yew carn’t stand blooks wot tell become Community Support Workers. Others
jooks betta than yorn, yew dunt like singin, so wot undertake training to be available to pop in for a
The Fellowship in Thorpe, where our 200th
yew wanta goo for?” chat or talk on the phone to anyone who needs a
friend. In this way our local branch is here to show was calling,
“Aah” he say “I sin inna tha pearpa sum picters o Could not be reached, the road was closed the
them dancing mawthas, an I thort I’de like a cloosa serve the needs of our community.
We meet every 3rd Tuesday at The Hare and blockage was appalling.
look at ‘em”
Barrel. If you want to join you can contact our We had to find the Hall they use,
“Goo yew indoors an see my missus, she know
how ter git tickets orf tha compewta, but dunt yew secretary Helen Daly on 01953 885124 or by e- The NDR had us confused
say enny thing abowt tha gals orl yew’ll niva hare mail helen.daly126@tesco.net Our Sat Nav ladies were bemused
tha larst of it. Yew duzzy ole fule” Hooray for those old codgers!
She gottim a ticket fer Mundi artanoon, but thet We found it and rolled out the show with
took him orl morning tew git thar cos his ole
ENTERTAINMENT humour in good measure
moota bike hent bin owta tha shud orl winta, an he From the Wayland Players These gen’rous folk responded in the kind of
hed tew run up an down tha rud fer a long time ter Plans are continuing apace for the Wayland way we treasure,
git Players next production. In a new departure for ‘You were the best’ the Chairman said,
har tew fire up, he wos in a rite muckswet time he the Players, 'THAT' S ENTERTAINMENT' will For tea they laid on such a spread
got gooin. showcase the musical talents of some of the You felt 5000 could be fed.
He towl me orl abowt tha dancing gels when we members as well as their comic and dramatic Hooray for those old codgers!
walked up tew the yewshal cowncil meetin tha nex abilities. There'll be songs from the musicals of
day. I sharnt tell yew wot he sed cos boy Julian both sides of the Atlantic, comic sketches, poems Gill Upton’s 90th birthday found her bubbly
wunt like wot he say. and wonderful guitar solos. and excited
I sed larst time tha ole Cowncil Chairmawtha was Dates for this extravaganza are Friday 17th A party! Family, friends ……..a cake whose
orl nice as pie. November and Saturday 18th November when sparklers were ignited,
Thet dint larst long, she nigh on threw us booth there will be both a matinee and an evening The Waiters brought their voices strong,
owt cos we’d got dutty boots. We hed jist bin gittin performance. Keep an eye on your Wayland News And repertoire from backalong
a few teartas up fer termorrows dinner and thet hed for when tickets will go on sale - they're bound to To touch the hearts with words and song –
rearned the night afore, so we was trearlin a bit o go fast! Hooray for those old codgers!
mowld wi us. I say tew har I say
“ Hev yew gottus some more biskits this time my
gud wummin?” What’s on at St The end of June we drove through floods – the
month had been a hot one,
“Kip yew quiet” she say “ Tha public will git a
chance tew stick thar snowt in wen thet say so on Mary’s Church, An Ark would have been handy if the church
tha ‘genda an not afore” Cor blarst she hit tha venue had got one,
tearble wi har little wooden hammer an yew cudda Watton At Chapelfield they filled the Hall,
hard a pin drop, even tha otha cowncillors dint say Open Church: The Church will be open Wed 10.30 Our songs rang out from wall to wall,
a wud orl evenin. Even pore ole John tha big -3.00pm & Thurs 10-12.30pm. You are welcome Outside the rain had ceased to fall…
cowncil blook dasn’t say a wud eetha. to come into church to enjoy the peace and Hooray for those old codgers!
We sat an heard har run fer a cuppla hours then tranquillity, say a prayer & light a candle, or just
give ower ‘pologies an hossed orf down tha pub. I to look round. Church members will welcome Peter Cowling (an old codger)
The Wayland News August 2017 Page 10
Watton Churches Together Thought for the can’t be a bad thing for precious Middle
Eastern artefacts to be gathered together and
collectively, can do to make the quality of life
better for each other. Together we can make a
St. Mary’s Church, Watton protected for posterity, bearing in mind the difference. This is the aim of Watton Churches
www.stmaryswatton.org Follow us @StMarysWatton Month volatile situation in that part of the world. But, Together, so, please consider joining us. We
Open for Visitors Wednesday 10.30-3.00pm Elaine Rodgers, Licenced Lay Minister, of course, it’s more than that. Consider its meet every 2nd Wednesday, 2.30pm in
Thursday 10-12.30pm. St Mary’s Church Watton potential as a centre for biblical study – the Watton Methodist Church Vestry. We will be
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, coming together of all religious traditions and present at The Wayland Show on 6th August
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays This morning I happened to click on an email spiritual enquirers that revere the Bible as the and again at the Military Vehicle Day on the
between 10.30am and 12 noon—–Gerry Foster link which led me to a ‘You Tube’ clip greatest book ever written. More copies have St Mary’s Church field on Sat 9th September
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion 2nd entitled ‘The Museum of the Bible’. This huge been sold throughout the world than any other if you wish to find out more about what we
Wednesday Morning Worship, Thursdays 5pm - 5.30pm and exciting project is due to open in book! do.
Saturdays 9.30am - 10am Parish Prayers, 5pm - 6pm Pray & Praise Washington DC in the Autumn. Maybe I’ve We are currently living through a time of great I was struck by the comment made by a
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm been walking around with my ears and eyes political and social uncertainty which, I sense, Museum of the Bible Trustee who said that
Tel: 01953 881252 email:wattonchurch@gmail.com shut, but I’ve heard nothing about it until now. is having a knock-on effect on our general the project began in a small way but has
Sun 30th July 8.00am Holy Communion Selective media coverage?! Anyway, my first well-being. Perhaps if you are lucky enough to since snowballed. When God is at work,
10.30am Group Service. Songs of Praise to be reaction was, I confess, a negative one – “the have the opportunity for some well-earned R who knows where it will lead. (Matthew 13:
followed by Holy Communion for those who wish to stay Bible is not a thing of the past, it’s the Word & R this month, it’s time to take stock and 31-33). Happy holidays! (note the
Sun 6th 8.00am Holy Communion of the living God!” – then I reflected that it reflect on what we, individually and derivation: holy-days!)
10.00am Holy Communion
Sun 13th 8.00am Holy Communion
1:30pm to 3:30pm every Friday afternoon. Show, not long now! The HAPPY Project
10.00am Informal Holy Communion Happenings of The Sadly, the WASPS Social group has folded team will be there in the Well Wayland
Sun 20th 8.00am Holy Communion
due to lack of interest, if anyone is keen to Marquee with those boys from The Men’s
10.00am Holy Communion HAPPY Project start another group then, please contact me Shed. We will have an information stall and
2.30pm Café Stop at Blenheim Centre
Here we are again, another month has passed, and I will help where I can. Thanks, must go a craft stall for the children to make
Sun 27th 8.00am Holy Communion
I don’t know where the time goes to! to Steve and Lyn for organising this group and something, do stop by to look at our
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10
The HAPPY Project has once again been busy for giving it a fair trial. displays and say hello.
12 noon Holy Baptism
with their various events. The family Art and I haven’t mentioned the Bereavement Café It would be remiss of me not to wish
Watton Methodist Church Craft Group met two weeks ago and had a previously, this meets on the last Thursday of Suzanne all the luck in the world for her and
www.wattonmethodist.btck.co.uk lovely morning again. The children were busy each month in Babaco from 4pm to 6pm. her lovely family as they move to Scotland
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and all through the morning and made some Scott from Breckland Funeral Services will be to start a new chapter in their lives. Suzanne
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am It’s your quiet place. At beautifully decorated pebbles which they had co-hosting the Café with me. If you feel the has been responsible for securing the
10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large painted and made leaf prints on them with need to chat about a loved one you have lost, funding from The People’s Health Trust
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. glitter. I must say thank you to Mark Lyons either recently or some time ago, call in and which has enabled The HAPPY Project to
Sun 6th 10.30am Rev’d E Reddington for donating the pebbles to us. The children have a coffee or a cup of tea with us and we fund The Men’s Shed for a year.
6.30pm Mrs E Warby also decorated masks and sun visors with can support you by listening, giving you We also say Goodbye and Good Luck to
Sun 13th 10.30am Mrs E Warby various items of glitter, sparkle and stickers, information where you will be able to seek Susan as she and Richard plan for their
6.30pm Rev’d B Trinder they were very effective. Junk modelling further in-depth advice if that is what you future in France, both Susan and Suzanne
Sun 20th 10.30am Trade-Aid Service was also very popular and thanks go to require. Or we can point you in the direction have been very supportive to The HAPPY
Mr Alan Geeson Guest Speaker Sarah and Harrison for saving all those of any other relevant help. Project and it is hard to see them move on.
6.30pm Rev’d E Reddington cartons and boxes. I have a couple of ideas up my sleeve for new But move on they will and we wish them
Sun 27th 11.00am Sporle - no morning Service at Watton The Games Group continues to meet in the projects, I will share them with you next time well in their new ventures.
6.30pm Mr & Mrs M Cook Library, have you been to see them yet and when I have more definite plans.
Roman Catholic Community join in a game or two? They meet from I hope to meet many of you at the Wayland
Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill history of the church and the on-going
Tuesdays at 10.00am Holy Communion Happy 90th activities throughout the years. East Wretham
Sun 6th 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday for The service on Sunday morning was led by
school age children
Birthday Watton Rev. Barbara Winner and in the evening
church extends
Sun 13th
Sun 20th
9.30am
9.30am
Family Holy Communion
Morning Worship
Methodist Church the weekend was celebrated in worship
songs old and new: this followed a
Open Sundays
Sun 27th 9.30am Holy Communion At the beginning of July a special weekend birthday tea in the Centre. Greatly encouraged by a 2016 experiment,
was held at Watton Methodist Church Just before the event it was discovered that the Victorian gem which is St. Ethelbert
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney
Sun 6th 11.00am Lay Led Worship when friends and members got together to one member of the Ladies’ Fellowship at East Wretham, will be open for four
Sun 13th 11.00am Family Holy Communion celebrate the 90th anniversary of the who worships at the church was actually Sundays in August and two in September.
Sun 20th 11.00am All Age Worship opening of the building which is still used born on the same day as the church was Normally the little church, with its wall,
Sun 27th 11.00am Holy Communion regularly for worship. The opening opened in 1927. Betty Frost was organ and font cover paintings by the Rev
ceremony took place on Thursday 7th July celebrating her 90th birthday too! James P.Whalley, Rector at its 1864-65
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke 1927 when crowds thronged the streets in Although she had been determined that rebuilding and its display relating to the
Sun 6th 10.30am Family Holy Communion hopeful anticipation of a glimpse inside the this was to be a low key affair, Betty found Czech and Polish war graves in the
Sun 13th 10.30am All Age Worship splendid brand new building. It was herself in the limelight more than once churchyard, is closed to visitors, although
Sun 20th 10.30am Holy Communion originally a Primitive Methodist church during the weekend and at the tea she was it can be opened swiftly on request.
Sun 27th 10.30am Lay Led Worship intended to replace what is now the presented with an orchid to mark the The church will be open and manned by
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington Christian Community Centre but after occasion. congregation members on August 6th,
to be held in the Village Hall Methodist Union (Primitives and A goodly number of folk came to view the 13th, 20th and 27th, as well as on
Sun 6th 9.30am Holy Communion Wesleyans) it became simply ‘The exhibition and good congregations September 3rd and 10th, from 10.30am to
Sun 20th 10.30am All Age Worship Methodist Church’ and thus it remains attended the services: 90 years on and 4pm.
Sun 27th 5.00pm Hymns for a Summer Evening today. crowds no longer thronged the streets but Light refreshment and plenty of parking is
Occasions like this are always times for the special birthday was marked in special available each time at the church, which is
reflection so an exhibition was mounted in ways and a good time was had by all. just off the A1075 outside Thetford (IP24
All Saints Church, Threxton the church which documented much of the 1RL).
Our next service at All Saints Church Threxton will be
on Sunday 6th August at 10.30a.m.
A warm welcome to all.

Dance Away at The Queens Hall
Ballroom, Latin & Sequence Dancing
August 5th 8pm - 11pm - September 2nd 7.30pm - 10.30pm
October 7th 7.30pm - 10.30pm Admission £4

Thank You from Stow Bedon
St Botolph's Church Coffee Morning, held on Saturday 1st July
at the Queens HAll Watton. The PCC would like to thank those
that supported the morning for their generosity. Due to the fact
that the Craft Fair was cancelled there was little support from
Watton. However the event did raise £247-90 so our thanks go to
the few supporters. We thank David and Jenny Simons, Evelyn
Batts and Bryan Leonard for their help enabelling us to raise the
above mentioned for our Phase Two refurbishment fund.
Beryl Warren and Stella Leonard St Botolph's PCC Stow Bedon.
The Wayland News August 2017 Page 11

Ladies Section at Richmond Park Golf Club Phew! What a Scorcher!

Following a week of very high founder’s visit to Malawi in 2002
temperatures in June, the ladies of when he met a mother dying from
Watton Inner Wheel were actually Aids and her young son told him that
relieved to find the day of their his dream was to have enough food to
annual Strawberry Tea dawned eat and to go to school one day. From
warm, sunny and with just the right the small beginning of feeding 200
amount of breeze to enable everyone children in Malawi Mary’s Meals
to enjoy the event, once more held in now reach more than one million
the garden of Ken and Brenda Davis. children in fourteen countries, giving
The gazebos still had to be erected to them a nourishing meal at school.
protect from the sun and most of the It is still a sobering thought that there
stalls to be located outside under the are still so many more across the
trees to keep cool. world that need the same help, both
We were delighted to welcome about to eat and to get an education and
one hundred people to enjoy that it costs just £13 . 90 to feed a
strawberries and cream, delicious child for the entire school year.
homemade shortbread and cakes with We were also delighted to welcome
as many cups of tea as were Watton Mayor, Councillor Stan
requested. After tea there was time to Hebborn and his lady, and a friend
wander lazily round the garden or to and fellow piper. They were pleased
buy from the usual cake and to entertain with a number of tunes
preserves stall, a large array of books and then to join us as we celebrated a
The Ladies of Richmond Park have is pictured lower right or some of the attractive goods on special birthday with one of the
Stop Press had a busy summer of golf especially
playing the Ladies Championship over
On Monday 10th July, it was Windfall
Trophy day, an 18 hole Stableford
offer. There were a few games to
have guess at too.
Club’s Founder Members. Mrs Gill
Upton is ninety in a few days time
It is with great pride that we are able to 36 holes on 25th/26th June. The Ladies competition. Everyone looks forward Brenda and Ken are always happy and our President Heather Hewson
announce that the Wayland Partnership Champion and winner of the Alison to this event and this year it was played
that people enjoy their garden at this took the opportunity to present her
Development Trust ‘Growing Together Sheard Cup was Sandy McCormack in perfect weather and with the course
with two magnificent rounds of 89 and in wonderful condition. After the golf event and even more happy that this with a beautiful basket of flowers
Project’, was awarded ‘highly commended’
81 respectively. This earned Sandy a the ladies changed into their summer year, with the very kind support of from the club and everyone present
in the Parish and Town Council Category at
cut in handicap from 15 to 12, well finery and enjoyed a delicious buffet everyone who came, that the splendid joined in to sing Happy Birthday.
these prestigious awards in Norwich on 19th
done to her. Sandy was also the winner lunch before the presentation of the sum of £927.50 will be sent to The picture shows the Mayor with
July. The Saham Toney initiative at the
of the Handicap Trophy. prizes. Mary’s Meals. This year the event Gill and Heather
Community Centre has achieved amazing Also played was the Diana Davies The Winner of The Windfall Trophy was to raise funds for our The club has a further event to enjoy
things in the last twelve months. Bird boxes, Cup, an 18 hole scratch competition this year was Anne Bell with a score of International Charity of choice, in June when the Club Outing visits
bug hotels, a wildflower meadow, and the for ladies in Division Two. This was 35 points. In 2nd place was Margaret Mary’s Meals. Two of their Aldeburgh and Southwold in Suffolk
planting of a magnificent native British won by Rosie Sutterby with a score of Middleton with 34 points and in 3rd
Community Ambassadors, Mr Julian and members will enjoy fish and
Hedge. 105. Pictured top are Rosie Sutterby place was Margaret Broadbent with 33
Wang and his wife Gloria attended chips on the beach in Dunwich. What
Thanks must go to the Parish Council and the (left) with Margaret Broadbent points. The trophy was presented to
presenting the trophy. Sandy Anne Bell by former ladies’ captain, and were able to explain that the could be better!
many local volunteers for their enthusiasm
McCormack with Margaret Broadbent Elaine Aberdeen Pictured lower right. charity was set up following the Corress Brenda Davis.
and commitment. Full story next month
The Wayland News August 2017 Page 12

Watton
(Loch Neaton)
Bowls Club
The Nowak Trophy this year was hosted by
Connaught Bowls Club at Attleborough.
Joe Nowak escaped from Poland at the
outbreak of the Second World War and
made his way to England. Upon later
settling in Watton he joined with Harvey
Day to form the building firm of Day &
Nowak. Although Joe did not play bowls
(he was a vice president of Watton B C) he
was well respected and in his generosity he
set up a bowls competition match between
local clubs for the benefit of a local charity.
On this occasion the choice was The
Norfolk Zipper Club which supports
Papworth hospital. Connaught were the Elm had a repeat 3-5 defeat with the shots Prior, Jim Adams and Kevin Simpson 18-
worthy winners with 18 points from a equal on 47-47. John Hunter, Sonia and 12. Peter Hodsdon, Brian Ledbetter and
possible 24. Mundford, Swaffham and Richard Exley won 17-12. Carol Relf, Alan John Hunter 15-15 Result on shots 54-68.
Watton were the other clubs involved. The Hubble and Kevin Simpson 15-18. Pat and Another annual friendly at Cromer resulted
photograph shows David Flatt, Connaught Ted Prior with Dick Mikulik 15-17. in wins for Sandy Vellam, John Seage and
captain, receiving the trophy cup from Results have consistently gone against the Mike Mitchell 14-13, and Richard Relf,
Zipper chairman Bob Spinks. John Winup, Watton players in the EBA this season. John Walkling and Graham Vellam 14-13.
Connaught president also in attendance. Away to Dereham St Nicholas, Jim Adams, The match on shots was 84-61 to the home
Over £400 was raised for the charity. David Violet, Peter Myhill and Graham team.
In the Age Concern League playing away at Vellam won 22-17. Malcolm Hamilton, The Club Motorhome enjoyed a few days at
Diss District, Carol Relf, Brian Cubby and Brian Ledbetter, Mike Mitchell and Kevin the Sports Centre during June, which
Kevin Simpson lost 13-17. Margaret Wilson 11-26. John Seage, Richard Relf, included a friendly game of bowls. 18 of
Bowdidge, Richard Relf and John Seage Charles Newman, and John Hunter 15-22. their members took part with Watton
lost 10-25. Result 0-6 and 23-42 on shots. Result 1-4, and 48-65 on shots. Then in a players which concluded with target bowls.
This was followed by a 6-0 home win rearranged match at home to Thetford John Richard Ross their organiser is planning to
against Diss Causeway. Carol Relf, John Seage, John Walkling, Charles Newman visit again next year.
Seage and Kevin Abbott 16-10. Gordon and Graham Vellam won 20-16. Jim The winners of this year’s Club Triples
Stanbridge, Jim Adams and Graham Adams, Brian Ledbetter, David Violet and were Sandy Vellam, Brian Ledbetter and
Vellam 14-10, and 30-20 on shots. Then Kevin Wilson 22-23 Malcolm Hamilton, Peter Myhill. They were unbeaten in their
away at Shropham Green a 0-6 defeat 21-44 Len Green, Mike Mitchell and John Hunter three games with two wins and a draw.
shots Gordon Stanbridge, Sandy and 12-22. Result 1-4, and 54-61 on shots. The Forthcoming home matches to note:
Graham Vellam 11-18. Carol Relf, Pat Prior journey to Thetford found the home team in Monday 31st July ADL Swaffham ‘A’ In
and Kevin Simpson 10-26. top form with a fine 5-0 win and 29-85 on August: Friday 04 ACL Diss District -
There were two close fought matches in the shots. Two further home matches did not Saturday 05 Ron Hurrell’s President’s
Ashill & District league. At home to produce any points despite some good day - Monday 07 ADL Mundford ‘B’-
Connaught Ash, Margaret Bowdidge, bowling against Shipdham 0-5 and 35-83 Wednesday friendly Thetford - Sunday
Richard Relf and Charles Newman lost 8- shots, and Aldiss Park 0-5 and 43-62 shots. 13 Anniversary triples - Monday 14 ACL
18. Sandy Vellam, John Walkling and In a friendly match at Swaffham Clive Shropham Red - Sunday 20 friendly
Kevin Simpson won 20-13. Pat and Ted Harris, Malcolm Hamilton and Philip Cromer - Saturday 26 local charity day
Prior and Dick Mikulik drew 11-11. Result Lapworth lost 8-18. Margaret Bowdidge, and BBQ in aid of EACH, the children’s
3-5 and 39-42 on shots. A trip to Connaught Richard Relf and Dick Mikulik 13-23. Pat hospice.

Norfolk have participated in their summer
Caston Ju Jitsu & gradings, which as usual was a morning of
emotion for everyone involved. The
Martial Arts children all passed with flying colours and
celebrated their success with lunch locally at
Club the Waggon and Horses as always.
Soon it will be the turn of Ishin Ryu's adults,
So, another busy few months at the Caston
no doubt this will also be a day of blood
Ju Jitsu & Martial arts club - can't believe
sweat and tears, followed by the usual fine
we are nearly halfway through 2017
food courtesy of Scott at the Waggon and
already!
horses.
January saw our “Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu club”
Once again Ishin Ryu pulled out all the
celebrate its 27th year with our annual
stops for the Children's Championships
anniversary dinner celebrated in style in
which took place in Newmarket in May, an
Borehamwood with our clubs attending
absolute success with many happy Caston. Well done to all those who took
from across the UK.
participants going home with medals, part. Sheila Herbert, Children’s Coach
This month the teenagers from across
including many form our club here in Caston Ju Jitsu Club.
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