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Ashill Village Aid Archive Group Afternoon Tea

The AVA Archive Group was delighted washed down with liberal quantities of
to welcome 17 specially invited guests tea and coffee. Boo & Hiss are In
to a complimentary afternoon tea on Everyone had a great time, some
Sunday 16th July 2017. remarking that they had seen friends for a Twist
The Boo & Hiss Theatre Company are
This was a new venture which the the first time in many years and were busy preparing for this year’s production
group hopes to continue approximately hoping for an invitation in the future. at the Queens Hall, Watton. It’s a little-
four times a year. Many thanks to Candy, The Community known comedy by Ann Gawthorpe and
It aims to provide a social gathering for Champion at Tesco, for the lovely Lesley Bown, called ‘Don’t Get Your
those who are alone or have restricted spread provided from their Swaffham Vicars In A Twist’ and will run for 3
nights at the end of September, as usual.
mobility, giving them an opportunity to Store. It’s always a gamble when we choose to
socialise with old friends and The photos below are a selection of do something that no-one has heard of,
neighbours. Transport was provided for both guests and the AVA Archive but we looked at several scripts earlier in
some with mobility issues. Group members who organised and the year and decided this was definitely
The guests enjoyed sandwiches, helped at the event. the one to do. It’s fast-paced, cleverly
written and extremely funny and,
sausage rolls, scones and cakes all although it’s hard work at times, we are
having a blast at our weekly rehearsals.
In the past we’ve always had the good
fortune to be able to rehearse at the house
of Keith and Rita Gilbert (two of our
founding members) but as this play is
quite complicated, technically-speaking,
we realised early on that it would be
much more beneficial if we rehearsed at
the Queens Hall every week. I’m not
going to give the game away but,
although there are no set changes, a lot of
precise, quick-fire navigation is required
for this show.
Unusually, there are no pivotal characters
this year – there are eleven players and
each one is vital to the plot. There are a
few cases of mistaken identity throughout
the play – add that to the fact that one of
the characters has the same name as one
of the cast members and you can imagine
it gets a little chaotic at times! But in this
business we call show, chaos means fun,
and we’re certainly having a lot of that.
We welcome a fantastic newcomer this
year – Jacob Brook makes his debut
appearance – and everyone else is a
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GCSE Level Maths Tuition A New Man On
Available in Hingham The Churchyard
Contact: Trudy Winfield (BA) Mower
After nearly 14 years of maintaining the
01953 851966 churchyard at St Ethelbert at Wretham,
John Kitson (right) has retired.
The 78 year old handed over all his
equipment – and a brand new Countax ride
on mower bought by the church, to
Malcolm Stoodley. (Left)
At the end of a service of Morning Prayer,
there was a surprise for Mr Kitson when
church warden Ian Salter spoke warmly of
his efforts and presented him with a case of
assorted wines, the gift of the church.
Praising his dedication for keeping the
churchyard in an immaculate condition, Mr
Salter suggested that it was very likely the
best cared for village churchyard in the
Mr Kitson, married to a church warden and
himself church secretary for 12 years, arrival with lunches while he worked! and the general public.
thanked Mr Salter and church members for Recalling that it could take around nine Later that morning he turned over all his
their kindness. He also expressed gratitude hours each fortnight to strim mow, equipment and a brand new Countax ride
to church member George Stronge, with trim, weed and tidy the churchyard – on mower, bought this time from church
whom he first strimmed, cleared and and longer when he broke off to show reserve funds, to Malcolm Stoodley,
individually mowed a churchyard often the unexpected visitors around the church retired airline pilot who moved into the
home of sheep or geese; to Abrey Farms building - there was also mole catching village in recent years.
for the gift of a first ride on mower; to and weed killing to do. Mr Kitson said As Mr Kitson remarked earlier, Mr
church member Jon Ford for more recent he had loved to care for the Stoodley was a young man – at only 65
help; to the Parish Council for its financial churchyard, a task which gave him he hoped he would enjoy years of
backing; and to his wife for her regular pleasure and, happily, church members churchyard maintenance ahead of him.

Fashion Show
On Wednesday 20th September
Wayland Women in Business are
having an Artichoke Fashion Show
which will be a fundraising evening in
aid of Wayland Dementia Cafe.
Tickets for our fabulous Fashion show
include a glass of wine on arrival, the
fabulous fashion show of clothes for
the new season and the opportunity to
up date your wardrobe. Tickets are on
sale now from The Wayland
Partnership or Belvoir Lettings or via
If you would like to model the
beautiful clothes on the evening, or
donate a raffle prize, please get in

whole body.
'Our Day Out' The dancers each have years of Great Hockham
professional experience, covering a
Group in Watton variety of dance styles, and deliver these Gardening Club
‘Our Day Out’ is a dementia inclusive fun and high-quality workshops tailored West Acre Garden/Nursery: Well, we never
programme run by Arts and community so that everyone in the group can join in got there! For a few days before Wednesday
development charity Creative Arts East, as much or as little as they like. People the forecast was not exactly promising and
and welcomes all older people to take who have been taking part have on that morning I was awoken by a heavy
part in high quality music and dance expressed how much they have enjoyed and persistent rainstorm. The forecast for the
activities Join us in Watton for the the sessions with Laura and Sarah, and afternoon was more of the same. Its not often
chance to try something new, meet new how it made them feel relaxed and better we chicken out, but this seemed exceptional.
people and have some fun! The sessions afterwards. The dance workshops have So it was a panic ring-round to make sure we
are led by professional artists and take been hugely beneficial for participants contacted everyone and the visit was off.
place from 2-4pm every first and third who have been asked by their However, at the same time we were
Thursday of the month at the Watton physiotherapists to maintain regular contacting West Acre, we also managed to
Christian Community Centre. Tea and exercise after having had operations, or arrange a replacement date two weeks later.
cake is included. to benefit their general health and So, our next meeting (we hope) will be
Throughout August, the Watton group mobility. The group has a very friendly Wednesday 23rd of August, when the
have been enjoying some fantastic dance atmosphere and is looking forward to weather will be wonderful. The venue is
sessions with Laura and Sarah from welcoming new participants. West Acre Garden/Nursery, Tumbleyhill
Glasshouse Dance Company. The In September, we will be holding a Road, West Acre, Kings Lyn, PE32 1UJ.
sessions have included seated and non- special ‘love themed’ Tea Dance event We leave the village green at 13:00 to arrive
seated dance exercises to a variety of with Spilt Milk Dance Company, for 14:00.
musical accompaniment including jazz, involving arts and crafts, cake, dance The meeting following this, the meeting
rock ‘n’ roll and more! Our 6-week series performances, games, and (optional) returning to our regular periodicity, that is
of dancing with Glasshouse has included fancy dress! We welcome all friends and the second Wednesday of each month, will
some highly entertaining hand clapping family of those coming along too! Join us be our AGM, when we will look back at the
to generate the giggles, through to for this event on Thursday 21st previous season and forward to many
integral gentle leg and arm extensions September from 2pm - 4pm at the exciting events of next year, all held in
that stimulate the muscles and allow Christian Community Centre, High perfect weather. (Could be a good time to
you to engage with and benefit your Street, Watton. join our club).
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(Continued from page 1) an exception, and one is that learner drivers,
provided they are accompanied by a qualified Diabetes UK
Boo & Hiss instructor, will be allowed to drive on motorways.
Hitherto it has always seemed strange that they
Our August meeting was a "Coffee & Chat" meeting.
We hold these so that our members can talk about
familiar face. We have very loyal audience who have been barred from receiving instruction on the things that we do not have time to talk about at our
return to watch us perform year after year, and very place it was most needed – a bit like being usual meetings. One of the things we discussed was
that’s what spurs us on to put on a great show taught how to swim without actually getting in the a river trip we are hoping to go on next year. Finer
every time. Please note that one scene does water. Like every innovation that is announced, details are yet to be sorted, but the general opinion is
contain some strong language but it’s in keeping this will not come into effect immediately, but in that is a very good idea.
with the characters and no offence is intended. 2018, but better late than never. Also at the meeting, we had two extremely lovely
The show dates are 28th, 29th and 30th It would be unusual to go through a whole month people visit us. Geoff & Rachel Ray have been an
September, with the curtain going up at 7:30pm. without some authorities arguing with each other, enormous asset to our group over the past few years
Tickets are still only £5 and are available to buy and this time it is the medical profession, on the and we, like many others, are sorry that they are
now at Mullenger & Co, High St, Watton. subject of anti-biotics. Most doctors tell us that the going to retire. They will both be sorely missed. We
Stacy Wilkinson, Director full course of these drugs must be completed, even presented them with a card and gift as a thank you for
when a cure seems to have come half-way all they have done. We wish them well in their
through, but the other medics say this is harmful, future and a long and happy retirement.
A Quick Look and fills our system with unwanted anti-bodies.
What are we to do ? My advice - keep on with the
At our next meeting we hope to have Eirlys Johnson,
from Eirlys Johnson Funeral Services, as our
Round tablets !
Good afternoon.
speaker. The meeting will start at 10.15am on
Monday 11th September, at the Pentecostal Church,
By Orbiter Watton, who we thank for the generous use of their
With September now upon us that means that facilities. For any information about the group, or
summer is over, and most of us can look back on it
as a fairly good one, though some parts of the
Open Day At our meetings, please phone 01953 884713, leave a
message and I will get back to you. Or you can
county fared worse than others. Once again the
seasons seem to have got a bit ahead of Merton Church email
themselves, for the autumn raspberries were On July 30th, St Peter’s church, Merton, held its
coming on stream at the end of July, and folks
were gathering blackberries not many days later.
first Open Day for several years. We were
delighted to welcome so many visitors, most from
What’s on at St
It seems that hardly a day goes by without there Watton and the Wayland villages but also some
being some changes to our way of life being from as far afield as Stowmarket, Colchester, Mary’s Church
announced, some of them very minor and others of Cambridgeshire… even Florida! There were Open Church: The Church will be open Wed 10.30-
great importance. The latter include such as the family reunions and meetings of friends old and 3.00pm & Thurs 10-12.30pm. You are welcome to
closure of bank branches and Post Offices, Court new, and it was a delight to see so many people come into church to enjoy the peace and tranquillity,
Houses and some of our well-known department reminiscing and swapping stories together. say a prayer & light a candle, or just to look round.
stores, while the cash-less society is being brought As always, Tony Brooks’ old photographs of local Church members will welcome you and serve
closer and closer. places and people - projected onto a screen in the refreshments.
Banks want to get rid of cash transactions chancel - excited great interest. A unique The August Winner of the 100 Club Draw Number
completely, which seems to go against their very collection of historical artefacts and archaeological 72 Jimmy Johnson
reason for existence, since they have dealt with finds was also on display, giving visitors Thurs 31st August 3-5.00pm Messy Church at St
our money for more than two hundred years, but fascinating insights into earlier times. And a Mary’s Church, Watton. All age fun, friendship food,
now they consider hard cash to be rather a representative from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust was crafts and games. Children please bring an adult.
nuisance, though banks without cash would be on hand to introduce people to some of the flowers Thurs 7th September 10-12noon Thursday Chat a
akin to green-grocers failing to handle fruit or and butterflies that can be found in our beautiful social coffee morning at St Mary's, Watton, all are
vegetables. churchyard. welcome Fri 8th September at 7.30pm Dance to
Of course, with prices as high as they are today, it The weather was (unexpectedly!) fine, so visitors 1940’s music with ‘Timescape’ in the marquee on St
makes sense to use credit or debit cards or direct were able to sit outside with their ploughman’s Mary’s Church Green. Tickets £8.00, from Adcock’s
transfers for many transactions, or we would need lunches and teas, enjoying the wonderful view Shop or the Church Office
to carry satchels of bank notes around with us, but across Merton Park. Sat 9th September 10am Military
for small items hard cash would seem to be The sale of refreshments, raffle and kind donations Vehicle Day and Community Event
essential. Imagine the children lining up to buy ice raised just over £700, all of which will go to the with the Royal British Legion on St
-creams at the Mr.Whippy van, all having to have fund for the repair of the church roof. Many thanks Mary’s Church Green. To book a stall
cards to be put through a machine ! (And the to all those who helped with their time and hard or for more information please contact
bullies that would relieve the little ones of their work - baking cakes, getting the church prepared Helen Daly 01953 885124 or Paul
cards). and helping on the day. We are especially grateful Weatherill 01953 884213.
And we like to reward a waitress when she has for the loan of the historical display, and to Tony Mon 11th 18th & 25th September
given good service with a tip, for which hard cash for his invaluable part in the day. And thank you 9.30am Story Bags at St Mary’s Church
is essential. Yes, many restaurants add a to all who came along – it was the visitors and for parents and preschool children
percentage to our bills, alleging that this is shared their interest that made it such a successful day! during term time only.
between all staff, but this makes no distinction Sat 16th September 7.00pm Inaugural
from ordinary to any extra special attentions we Organ Recital by Julian Haggett on the
may have received. And there are many other West Norfolk Rebuilt Organ. Free entry, donations
instances when coins are essential. Imagine the welcome for the continuing musical
referee at a football match tossing up with a credit Aviation Society education of the Young Choristers.
card – there is no ‘heads or tails’! And would Guest speaker this month at the West Norfolk Sun 17th September 2.30pm-4.00pm
polite ladies say “Excuse me I must go and spend Aviation Society was George Collins, an authority Café Stop at The Blenheim
a Direct Debit ? No, the cash society must stay. on military uniforms and insignia. Mundford Centre, Tedder Close, Watton. Crafts
An item in my newspaper recently announced that Bowls Club hosted the event, this time, unusually, for all the family, free refreshments.
Suffolk County Council has decided to replace the on the first Thursday of the month. George’s Sat 23rd September 6.15pm Café
good old-fashioned striped deck-chairs at their service career was chequered; he spent time in all opens at St Mary’s for Watton
coastal resorts with more modern fold-up chairs, three services and started to collect memorabilia Community Cinema 7.15pm Screening
which makes good sense, but is yet another on a casual basis at first, but now, in retirement, it “Beauty & The Beast”
example of how our seaside holidays have seems to have become an obsession with him. His Sat 30th Sept 3-4.30pm Harvest Cream
changed over the years. And a fight to put up the depth of knowledge is remarkable and his display Tea £2.50 Raffle, Produce, Come along
old chair without trapping a finger was all part of of collectables is equally impressive. and view the Harvest floral decorations,
the fun, as were the old saucy post cards that it It seems strange to some of us that others have this whilst enjoying tea and cake
was obligatory to send to all your friends and predilection for collecting specialised artefacts and
relations (except Aunt Dolly, who always had to it’s intriguing where the habit fits into the human
have one with a pretty view) and have virtually psyche but, it seems, we should be grateful they Simply Breathe
died out, due to the immense increase in the price do, if only to keep history alive. George finished A fourth series of ‘Simple Breathe’,
of postage stamps. his two hour presentation with an apology for not (simple breathing exercises), will be
In the ‘old days’ it seemed that anyone who took a mentioning one aeroplane; we absolved him and held in the Watton Library for 6
sea-side or country holiday was expected to not gave him a round of applause. We also, as usual, weeks, starting on Wednesday 6th
only send cards, but to special friends, examples of thanked our hosts, Val and Len, for their September for 6 weeks until the 11th
local specialities, such as a box of bloaters or hospitality and gastronomic delights. We also october.
kippers from Great Yarmouth or pots of clotted thanked - und ve vill say zis only vunce - in order Learn how to:- Reduce Anxiety and
cream from anywhere in Devon. to avoid repetition in the future: Gordon Corke on Stress; Relax your mind; Enhance
Of course the herring fisheries have long since left raffle, Andrew Barnes on projector and, compere your Wellbeing; Improve sleep
Great Yarmouth, but many visitors to the east for the evening, Alan Badgery. Attendees have made improvements
coast still like to take their folks a Cromer crab or Also, on Thursday 20th of July, at the very kind in each of these areas and have found
two. invitation of Mo Truss and Chris Stone of the the sessions “very worthwhile”.
For a brief while after the Second World War, Methwold History Group, our society was invited The six sessions are being run in
when flying abroad became popular, people to one of their meetings for a viewing of a piece of association with the Watton Library to
packed their cases for the return trip with such navigational equipment called a bubble sextant. run alongside the Healthy Libraries
presents as pine-apples and other exotic foods, but The provenance of the instrument started when it project, to help people lead improved
baggage restrictions largely changed all that. was used by 320 (Netherlands) Squadron RAF lifestyles.
But the custom of taking back presents still bomb group operating out of Methwold during The new sessions are held on
persists, albeit on a smaller scale, so that gifts of WW2. It eventually found its way back to Wednesday evenings from 5.30 pm –
licquorice from Pontefract, mints from Kendal, Methwold History Group as a result of a kind 6.30 pm at Watton library and cost £7,
and sticks of rock from almost everywhere still gesture by some of Mo’s Dutch friends. If there’s (£6 for anyone receiving income
help to keep the economy going. (Ed: Fudge from anybody out there with personal experience of based benefits). Booking is essential.
Devon? Although, that which we get now is these devices we’re sure that Chris and Mo would Please call Watton Library on 01953-
nothing like fudge to my mind.) be delighted to hear from them. For more 881671 or email
In these days, when rules and restrictions usually information please visit our website:
don’t always seem to make sense, it is good to find if you have any questions.
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be removed from the ground. This tends to William Lob (who actually existed),in finding
In your garden depend on whether or not there’s a frost as
many of the more tender plants, such as
giant redwoods and sequoias. There is still
more tragedy but also some remarkable
With Lotta Potts
It doesn’t seem very long since either the dahlias and cannas, will carry on. It’s a coincidences and the possibility of a happier
beginning of the year or even this time last shame to waste any flowers and some life to come.
year. It must be something to do with the people leave them in with a bit of The discussion was very interesting, to such
fact that you have more information protection. If lifting them, store in trays of an extent that the one person who had given
sculling around in your head the older you compost or sand. There’s always up half way through decided to go home and
get. I bet Methuselah had a terrible time. disagreement as to whether the storage finish the book. All agreed that it showed the
We had a pretty mundane lot of weather in medium should be kept moist or dry. Frost hardship and fragility of existence in the
August – too hot, then too wet, then… so it -free is always a good idea. opening up of America. The characters were
goes on but this year’s summer wasn’t that With all the harvesting going on at this time well portrayed although not all likable. It was
much different from last year’s or 2015’s. of year, you'll be producing a lot of 'waste'. well researched, with the occasional
Perhaps we should just plan for a lousy Potato haulm, sweetcorn stalks and brassica anomoly, most notably one on breast feeding.
August and work round it. I had a quick stems. Of course, to the gardener, there is no The darkness and tragedies did not make for
look at my new little RHS book, which is waste, just compost material. If you have the light relief. We were glad that we had read it
no longer so new and there it was for use of a shredder, it's well worth shredding as it opened our eyes to struggles easily
September – not much in the way of snow the more woody materials. It's amazing how overlooked.
apart from the summit of Ben Nevis. I told quickly shredded materials rot down For our September meeting we are reading
you before that they are obsessed with the compared with normal. The shredded pile is Anne of Green Gables by L. M.
stuff. heating up before you have even got it to the Montgomery.
September very often seems like the end of heap. If you don't have a shredder, try
things and if you grow food then harvesting bashing thick brassica stalks with a large
drifts to a close by the end of the month hammer. It will break them up enough to get Ashill and Holme
unless you are very clever and have seedlings them rotted down in one go.
to plant in soil left from harvest. Geoff Collect and sow seed from perennials and Hale Garden Club
Hamilton was a whiz for this, even hardy annuals. Alternatively just let them get Bob Coutts, retired Head Gardener at
demonstrating how it could be done even in a on with it and seed about where they will. Somerleyton Hall, always brings a wealth
small plot. I remember his series on creating The results are interesting to say the least and of practical knowledge and advice to his
various types of small gardens and always the self-sown survivors always do much talks. So his return July visit to speak about
seemed to have a pot of something at the right better than fresh out of the packet ones. I 'Keeping the Garden Going' was greatly
stage to pop into a gap. I have tried, really I now have an interesting selection of appreciated. In addition to answering many
have but always ended up with plants that sunflowers and cosmos. I can’t remember questions from the audience of 71 members
have exhausted the resources in their pots and when I sowed seeds of either. They really are Bob had tips on a wide range of gardening
are busily dying or have not really got started tough, even though they’re only supposed to topics from lawns, vegetables, fruit, pots
and die of fright when introduced to a big, be half-hardy. Violas do well. I did try seeds and baskets to shrubs, roses and herbaceous
wide world of soil and no restricting pots. I once but they weren’t a great success so I borders. In fact, there was far too much
am determined that this year I shall cheat. usually buy plants to put in pots and baskets information to reproduce here, but one or
There must be some veg seedlings on sale in late spring. Dead-heading is not my two are worth a mention.
somewhere. favourite occupation so their seeds escape The best time to apply weedkiller to lawns
So what else should we be doing? Staying and they do like a crack in paving! It cheers is early in the year when the weeds are
on planting, bizarrely autumn and spring up an otherwise dull path. actively growing. Mow lawns regularly but
bulbs are for planting now. There are those Lawns need a lot of attention at this time of not too short - ¾ to 1" for most lawns.
really posh autumn crocus and colchicums year. Starting with new ones – now is the Water pots and baskets regularly even if it
with large crocus-like flowers. They are on time to sow seed as long as the area has been has rained. Those in greenhouses or
sale late summer to early autumn and have well prepared. This takes the form of conservatories are best watered in the
to be planted right away as they will clearing weeds and stones, levelling, treading morning when you can feel whether they
commence flowering. Their real party- firm, raking and sowing then raking again to are in need. Feed every week (ignoring
piece is that they can just get on with it if cover at least some of the seed. Watering will instructions on the pack) but if the soil/
left on a window-sill. They have to be be needed unless it rains nicely. If it’s a compost is very dry water then feed the
planted afterwards but look stunning, even monsoon cross your fingers! On the other next day.
magical. How does anything grow and hand wait until October and plant turf. Either Cut off the old foliage on strawberry plants
produce large flowers without compost or way keep off it until next year. because new leaves provide for a better
water? Plant spring flowering bulbs except Established lawns should be raked over to crop of fruit in the following year. Also,
tulips. The narcissus family need an remove thatch – the combination of moss and unless these are new plants in their first
amazingly long time to establish roots mowings that have accumulated. This is a year, remove all runners.
before the leaves appear in early spring but good workout for you and the lawn. It then Lavender will always become woody
tulips are best left until later - November to should be spiked every couple of years on our eventually and it is advisable to take soft
the end of December is ideal. sandy soil. Clay needs it more often. A bit wood cuttings and replace old stock every
Add new winter-flowering and spring- more exercise for the gardener as it means few years. Cuttings from any plant should
flowering plants to the border. Divide poking the tines of the fork into the lawn, be watered only once until the roots appear
herbaceous perennials while the soil is still wiggling about and doing this every few and don't leave them in direct sunlight.
warm. There’s always a debate as to inches. Machines will do both tasks and (I Cuttings from plants with hairy leaves,
whether this should be done in autumn or believe) can be hired. Feed with low- such as geraniums, should not be covered.
spring so we have to assume that either nitrogen formula to toughen up the grass for Finally, if you intend to lift and divide
season will do. Tall examples should be winter. Then top-dress with about quarter of herbaceous plants when they are dormant
staked or tied in before autumnal gales. an inch of fine soil or a compost mix and in the autumn or early spring, remember to
A lot of pruning can still be done - spread it with a yard brush. Some of it will label them with details of height and colour
anything out of place and the usual dead, go into the holes that you created with the whilst they are flowering.
weak or diseased branches. Prune late- spiking and the worms will do the rest. Now We ran out of time for any more questions
summer flowering shrubs and give you are exhausted but you don’t have to do it but fortunately that means we will have to
evergreen hedges and conifers a final trim all at once – spread it out over the month or invite Bob to return in the future.
to make sure they are in shape for winter. until October or better still pay someone else For members who joined our visit to Dale
However, this is a generalisation and it’s as to do it. Farm on 19th July but may not have been
well to check the labels. If the weather is Last but not at all least - keep on weeding! at the July meeting you will be pleased to
already autumnal, you can now plant and hear that the total raised for charity from
move shrubs and trees without having to our entrance fees and sale of plants etc was
worry excessively about their survival and Shipdham & over £600.
What's on in the next 3 months:
establishment. Shrubs planted now will get
off to a flying start next spring, as they will
have had all winter to settle in.
District Book Thursday 28th September Tom West 'An
Introduction to Arboriculture'
Thursday 26th October David Boulton
Climbing roses can be pruned once they
have finished flowering; sideshoots from
Group 'Garden Wildlife'
the main branches can be cut back to a The meeting on 16th August began with a Thursady 23rd November Barry Gayton
couple of buds. Any dead, diseased or delicious al fresco lunch at the home of a 'Weird and Wonderfuls of the Plant
spindly growth should be cut out and new generous member and her husband. After Kingdom'
young shoots tied in to the supports, from partaking of superb food we revived our
the base. If there is an old, thick and brains and discussed At The Edge of the
woody, unproductive stem, it can be
removed from the base to stimulate more
Orchard by Tracy Chevalier.Members gave
donations towards our hosts’ upcoming
Macmillan coffee morning
vigorous growth. Don’t do this to roses
you have grown for hips! The early chapters reveal a dark story. In 10/5k Run
Take semi-ripe cuttings of evergreen 1838 James and Sadie Goodenough have left Thompson Millennium Green committee is
shrubs. Take hardwood cuttings of roses, the prosperous family farm in Connecticut for organising a 10/5K run on Sunday 1st
choosing well-ripened, healthy shoots. the inhospitable wetlands of Ohio where they October at 10.00 am, to raise money for the
These should be about 12” (or 30cm in new try to grow apple tree as a requirment of their upkeep of the green. It will be on a figure
money), make a slit in the ground with a land grant. They are beset by problems and of eight course with many varying terrains.
spade and put in the cuttings right way up tragedy. Five of their ten children die, James There will also be medals for all entrants,
about 9” (22cm) apart. Leave them alone is obsessed by apples, partly from necessity, refreshments in the village hall and a free
for a year. Some of them will root and it’s while Sadie hates them although finding Fun Run for Juniors around the green. The
as well to plant them somewhere out of the solace in the alcoholic spirit Applejack. run is a affiliated with England Athletics.
way so they don’t get disturbed. Further tragedy follows. Their youngest son, Find the entry information on line at
Bulbs and tubers that have finished nine year old Robert escapes, and the reader Eventbrite searching for Thompson run.
flowering and are not winter-hardy should reads of his perilous adventures until he We will be pleased to see all standards of
becomes involved with a plant hunter, runners.
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Regional Recognition
For Local Project
The Wayland Partnership Growing Together Project came to a
close at the end of July after a truly amazing 12 month run.
Thank’s must go to the Peoples Post Code Lottery for funding,
and the Wayland Partnership for the vision of an environmental
initiative for the area. Almost 600 people have been involved
across community projects and the highly successful Acorn Fair
held in January.
July 18th saw Trevor Bunce and myself Pam Morgan (pictured
right) attending the prestigious Norfolk Biodiversity Awards
which each year acknowledges and celebrates voluntary efforts
to improve wildlife, and encourage greater community
engagement with conservation. The Saham Toney Wells Cole
Community Project received a Highly Commended award and
was runner up to Sprowston Town Council.
This well-deserved award for the people of Saham was the ‘icing
on the cake’ for the Growing Together Project which has re-
invigorated and breathed new life into many existing ‘Millennium’
Projects in our Wayland Villages. We have also worked in
partnership with Norfolk Wildlife Trust on their County Wildlife
Action Plan, churchyard wildflower surveys, and created from
scratch a wildlife area for the community of Saham Toney.
Much has been achieved for wildlife and conservation in Watton
and the Wayland district during this project. There has been no
shortage of commitment, enthusiasm, and fun for all involved with
communities and our treasured wildlife all coming out winners.
Sustainability and continuity are now the watch words for all
our projects as I step aside as Outreach Worker. My key
objective was to ‘set a few seed’s and hope that giant Oaks
from little acorns might grow and flourish, indeed they have.
Pamela Morgan, Outreach Worker, Wayland Partnership

Wayland Mens Shed. The old
School House, Church Walk
We have attended our second year at The annual "Wayland Show", this year five
of our members Harry Moult, Brian Dyson, Ron Payne, Jeff Heath and Alan
Dockray all took a turn at our stand in the Health and Wellbeing Marque, they all
seemed to have an enjoyable day with lots of interest and enquiries. Our
membership is now almost at 50 and with requests for membership reaching 2 to 3
a month we may soon have to consider putting a limit on the total membership we
can accept, this is a difficult decision to have to make after spending the last 18
months trying to recruit members!
Our Workshop is now up and running with our workshop supervisor David
Gambrell and one or two of our other members putting in a lot of hard work over
the past months sorting all the Tools and equipment and getting the electrical items
PAT tested with a lot of help from "Dave Galvin Electrical Testing Service" this
job is now finally nearing the end.
As usual Our Social Secretary Malcolm Trayhorn has been busy, with a visit to 10
Pin Bowling in Dereham. Several members attended our outing to Duxford for
their main event of the year, and lastly but not least our Quiz + Fish and Chip
evening on 28th July with 38 members, partners and friends turning up for a September, hopefully we are now more prepared in the event one of our members
bumper evening of Quiz and corny jokes (sorry Malcolm). becomes ill. Well it’s time for me to finish or I will rabbit on for ever, but for some
Our bi-weekly visit to a local pub for lunch is also becoming a regular fixture on important news our web site is now up and running:
our calendar usualy on on a Wednesday around 12.30pm with more members Our revised Mens Shed Video Has now been approved and will soon be uploaded
turning up each time to enjoy the luvly Pub grub. onto our web site. Many thanks to Elliott Gillespie for all the work producing the
Jeff Heath and John Bunning our resident Computer gurus have been busy in their Video. You can e mail us on: Enquiries;Tel: 01953
workshop fixing lots of widgets and didgets and refurbishing some computers that 881004, (Richard Adams). We are open Mondays and Wednesdays: 10am to 2pm
have been donated to us, we usualy sell these to the public or on ebay it helps to pay & Saturdays: 10am to 12pm. Remember "The Kettle is always on" so pop in for a
our bills. Thursday 10th August: Was WMS First Aid Training Day with 11 cuppa! PS: Many thanks to Brian Lawrence for Fitting all the new Drain Pipes on
members attending from 9.30am to 3pm, a 2nd course is being arranged in our the Hall.

Breckland Cats Protection Biodynamic Massage : An
You may recall that I recently wrote about Dora, a cat in our care who
suffered a collar injury, due to an ill fitting collar. Dora managed to get
Alternative Approach To
her front leg through the collar, causing a large split to occur where her
leg meets her body. Well Being
Ed: Poor Dora's injury was ‘I’m just not feeling quite right’ or ‘I’m a little under the weather’
so awful I could not print a may be phrases that we utter when there is no obvious diagnosable
picture of her. reason. Equally life events and experiences may subconsciously
She was seen several times weigh heavy with us and create stress related symptoms such as
by our vet, who tried to headaches, aches and pains, anxiety, or insomnia and so on.
stitch the split together, but Biodynamic massage is a deep form of psychotherapeutic massage
because it is a moving joint, which is concerned with the integration of all aspects of an
the stitches just pulled out individual within their life, physically, emotionally, intellectually
again. The only solution he and spiritually. Developed in the 1960s in Norway by Gerda
could recommend was to Boyesen, a physiotherapist and psychologist, therapists work with
remove the front leg. This is an understanding that psychological issues can impact the flow of
a bit drastic because there is energy through the body. Biodynamic massage seeks to address
nothing wrong with her leg, so Dora was referred to a specialist centre emotional and psychological blockages that may be having a
where they have a Soft Tissue department. She is now receiving oxygen physical impact on the body and creating the feeling of
treatment which means she is put into a hyperbaric chamber several ‘unwellness’. Biodynamic massage is used for rebalancing the
times a day where she receives 100% oxygen at 1.5 - 3 times normal sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, relaxation, ache
atmospheric pressure. and pain relief, releasing toxins, anxiety, arthritis, depression, ME,
This treatment enhances wound healing and Dora is doing very well. It learning difficulties, feeling under the weather, improving breathing
is hoped that the wound will heal enough to allow them to stitch it back and self-development and awareness.
together. All the nurses at the hospital love Dora, as she is so friendly The therapist uses a range of different massage techniques and
and purrs all the time, despite the ordeal she is going through. intuitive non-verbal communication in order to release repressed
However, this specialist treatment is likely to run into several thousand energies to create a new balance within oneself. The treatment is
pounds and we are therefore appealing for funds to help us pay for very individual to each person and the therapist will take time to
Dora. understand the current health and feeling of wellbeing or otherwise
We have a Just Giving site on our facebook page - Cats Protection as well as what they want from the massage.
Breckland, or you could send a cheque to Wendy Raphael, 113 Bury Biodynamic massage is now available from Wayland Wellness
Road, Thetford, IP24 3DQ, or you can ring me on 01842 815550. Clinic in Watton with complementary therapist Susan Leet. To find
The photograph is of Dora in her pen at the hospital, where she looks out more about biodynamic massage or to book an appointment,
very comfortable. For help or advice, or assistance with the cost of contact the clinic on 01953 886860 or visit 8 Thetford Road,
neutering, please call us on 01842 810018. Rita Thompson. Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6FA.
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Inner Wheel
Summer Treats
During the summer months members of the
Inner Wheel club of Watton like to be out and
about rather than being at meetings indoors. The
first event was our annual Club Outing on June
29th when a party of 36 members, husbands and
friends set off by coach for a day at the Suffolk
We set out in good spirits on a rather grey
morning but as we progressed there were
murmurs of “here comes the sun” and by the
time we reached our first stop the sun was
shining. Coffee in the cafe at the Wyevale
garden centre in Woodbridge was much
appreciated as was the opportunity to browse –
and even buy……
We were joined here by our guide for the day,
Jan, from City and Village Tours, she is
extremely knowledgeable about the area and
pointed out many points of interest as the
journey progressed through the leafy lanes of
Suffolk towards the sea.
We passed through Orford, Snape Maltings and
on to Aldeburgh where there was time to visit comical postcards (not all of them rude!) and to discuss and learn about their various roles.
the ancient Moot Hall or simply have a stroll on even a cream tea by the boating lake. A cheerful, noisy event as friends from other
the beach or patronise one of the many huts You will not be surprised to know that the clubs are greeted and successes and problems
selling fish, fresh or smoked. A few intrepid journey home was quiet as people enjoyed a are aired and resolved.
members even had time for a paddle! Then it snooze after all that sea air and sunshine. Inner Wheel is an organisation with District,
was time for lunch and where else to go than Back in Watton tired but happy after a National and International responsibilities and
Dunwich and the famous Flora Tearooms for thoroughly enjoyable day. it is at these events that members can become
fish and chips, bread and butter and tea. A real On Thursday 13th July club members taking aware of how their club can participate.
East Anglian tradition. on the various officer roles for the club went In August, President Lesley Cowling is
A short journey passing through the scenic to the Park hotel at Diss for the annual organising an Outing to Lexham Hall and
village of Thorpeness with it's eccentric houses Officers Assembly. This is when Presidents, gardens so more enjoyment to come.
and we were at Southwold. Some of the party Vice Presidents, Treasurers, Secretaries, If you would like to find out more about Inner
went on a tour of the town with Jan while others International Officers and Club Wheel please ring me on 01953 881792.
enjoyed a walk along the pier, a look at the Correspondents from all over the District meet Brenda Davis

heart, with passion and a great
Watton Rotary clarity based on her personally
experiences. One of our members
Roundup present said that it was the best
The speaker at our meeting at the end of July presentation of its kind he had the
was Pat Alker, who has been running a charity pleasure of listening to; he and
called Project Dukem with her husband for over other members made ad hoc cash
10 years. Originally based in. the North donations to her cause, adding to
Yorkshire, Pat is now based in Brundall and the £200 cheque our President
when not fundraising she is a regular visitor to was pleased to present to her from
Ethiopia to oversee the many Project Dukem our Trust Fund. (Picture:
activities. President Martin with Pat)
Named after the town of Dukem, where Pat first We thoroughly recommend Pat
saw the need for a school for HIV/Aids orphans, Alker to other organisations as a
abused and disadvantaged children, the charity speaker - on Project Dukem or on
funds a programme not just for a school building any one of a number other topics
and a teacher but also for clean water and a she has to offer. Contact her via
lunch each school day - “You can’t teach hungry email: Tickets “Jazz at the
children”. The education the children receive We have booked a stall on Carnival Day - Queens Hall” with
enable them to attend high school at the age of Sunday 3rd September - with our ever popular DixieMix on 6th
11 and then qualify at the age of 14 so that they Straw Draw and a chance to win up to £50 cash October will be
become employable. on our Game of Squares. The latter will also available from
Pat came dressed in an Ethiopian robe, and is feature on our stall at the Military Vehicles/ Adcocks by the end of
one of those people who can speak from the British Legion day the following Saturday. August.

ADL the final four matches against Dereham St Nicholas,
Watton (Loch Neaton) Connaught Ash, Swaffham ‘A’ and Mundford ‘B’ there
were no wins to celebrate. In the ACL an away win at
Bowls Club Scole was a very good result. Unfortunately Watton were
Ron Harrell’s President’s day started in wet conditions with then losers against Diss District, Diss Causeway and
the sun gradually showing through later on. Kevin Simpson Shropham Red.
was the lucky winner of the bottle of whisky when bowling In the Anniversary Triples eight teams were competing
for the spider. In the afternoon game there were 8 triples with the ultimate undefeated winners on shot difference
competing, with the declared 21-10 winners being Ron’s being skip Graham Vellam with Pat Prior and Jim Adams.
son Michael an ex Bengeo bowls club member from Forthcoming home matches and events to note in
Hertfordshire with Watton’s Jim Adams, another old Spetember: Saturday 02 Club finals open singles & 4 wood
Bengeo player, and skip John Hunter. Approximately £80 pairs, morning and afternoon; Monday An extra special
was raised on the day for the children’s charity EACH . meeting for the way ahead 2018; Thursday 07 Ashby
The league matches this season have not gone Watton’s Shield against Bradenham; Wednesday club event followed
way, despite the players always trying their very best. In by fish & chips supper; Sunday 24 end of season closing
the EBA the last three matches against Ashill, Mundford day. The weekly Saturday coffee mornings will then
and Northwold all resulted in 0-5 defeats. Likewise in the resume at the end of September.

St Andrews Church Watton Society’s
(Bradenham) Cleaning Grim Tales
CHURCH CLEANING ON Wednesday 6th September 2017 AT 10.00 Watton Society had its second summer
onwards. We will be focusing on things both inside and out. Here are outing to St. Mary's Church, Houghton-on-
some ways you can help: Polishing, washing window sills, dusting, the-Hill. This church is a must to visit
cleaning pews, tidying hedges, etc. So, please bring along any cleaning again and again. A splendid talk was given
equipment that could help, including: cloths, dusters, polish, brushes, on the history relating to Bob finding the
hedge trimmers etc. building, the renovation and inside magical
Dates for your diary! Friends of St Andrews Church would also like to finds. Well attended evening, enjoyed by
tell you about some exciting events coming up: A car treasure hunt - all.
Sunday 29th October 2017 – fun for all the family, by using your car, to Our next meeting is the first one of our
follow the clues around the local area. A prize for the winner. Entry fee winter programme. Wednesday 20th
per car. Further details to follow. September 7.45pm at Watton Christian
In the spring 2018 – a fashion show. Again, details to follow. Community Centre. The speaker will be
These events are to raise money to repair the stain glass windows in St historian Neil Storey "Grim tales and Dark
Andrews Church . All are welcome to our next meeting on Monday 18th Deeds in Norfolk".
September 2017 at 7.30pm in the village hall (committee room). All are welcome. Look out for the posters.
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and card blanks. There will be a teddy
ENORMOUS tombola, plus we are raffling an
ENORMOUS polar bear – a stuffed one!
polar bear from We are also offering for sale beautifully
packaged new and pre-loved gifts,
Griston looking starting at just one pound. All this as well
as HUNDREDS of second hand books,
for a new home with no book costing more than £1, and
all a different selection to last time, with
The recent Grand Second Hand Book a larger than usual choice of crafting and
Sale at Griston Church raised a fantastic seasonal titles. There will of course be
£778.64 towards our Heating Fund, so refreshments and whole cakes and
THANK YOU to everyone who came savouries for sale, plus fresh filled rolls.
and supported us, and the dedicated team We aim to cater for all dietary
of volunteers who ran it. We hope you requirements, including low fat, gluten,
and your families enjoy your purchases. and dairy free. Seating will be available,
We are now busily preparing for the final so come along for a chance to have a
book sale of the year, which will be on chat in lovely surroundings, with a hot
Saturday 7th October. This time around, drink and a good book.
with the festive season approaching, the More volunteers are always welcome, so
theme is Gifts & Crafts. We will have please get in touch if you could give us
handmade gifts for sale including an hour or two of your time. All
clothing, household items, and donations are gratefully received; we can
decorations, plus the “raw” ingredients to collect if it’s easier for you. Many
make your own such as beads, ribbons, thanks, Caroline & Keith 880153.

Museum complimentary prize draw and
a display of items relating to
the Town, including some of
opens its the Court Baron Minutes
dating from the 1600’s and
doors for other documents relating to the
Church and clock tower, along
the first with a few other items from
their collection. Children (and
others!) will be able to handle
time Roman pottery and other
The Museum 4 Watton group items, and there will be a
will be opening it’s museum recording of the first ever live
premises to the public for the TV broadcast from an
first time on Carnival day, aeroplane, made at RAF
Sunday September 3rd from Watton in 1955 to enjoy whilst
11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. taking the weight off your feet.
Chairman of the Trustees The museum will be in
explained: “We have had a Wayland Hall (the Town
pop-up museum in the High Hall) in the Market Place,
Street on carnival day for the next to the newly reopened
last two years, but felt that King’s Arms.
this year, we would like to Members of the group will be
show our premises in present to chat to anyone, and
Wayland Hall to the public they hope to meet people who
along with a few of the items want to join them or who
from our collection”. He have items relating to Watton
stressed that this is a one-off or the surrounding Villages
event to enable the public to which they would like to
see the grade 2 listed building donate or lend to the
prior to the opening of the Museum. The group may be
museum in Spring 2018. contacted on
The group plan a varied day,
with free tea and coffee, a or @MuseumForWatton.

Lunch Club met at The Chequers, Thompson this
Watton Evening WI month and we were served by friendly staff and we
are sure to return.
What a delight to see so many of you at the Charity The Walking Group met at Queens Hall and then
Fun Day & Dog Show. It was so lovely speaking to drove to Wretham where the walk, part of Peddars
you all and the doggies all behaved, especially after Way, commenced to Thompson.
visiting our stall to get a Doggie Bran Tub Lucky Dip Our Craft Group have also held some evening
(chews and toys) a great reward. A fun day was had sessions in order for all members to be able to attend.
by all. The Carnival items are all prepared and so our minds
Lord and Lady Warpole welcomed WI members from are focused on the Festive Market. Members are
all over Norfolk to visit Mannington Hall & Gardens learning new crafts and items are now being produced
recently where Norfolk Federation held a Garden amidst chatting and putting the world to rights and of
Party with Afternoon Tea. The weather was glorious course much laughter.
and we walked around the extensive gardens also At our next meeting, 14th September, we are looking
being invited to view the ground floor of the Hall and forward to hearing Annie Munston who will speak on
private gardens. This was followed by Afternoon Tea the subject of the Women’s Refuge. Should you wish
sitting under the many huge trees shading us from the to visit us as a guest (guest fee £3.50) on that night
sun. This was an enjoyable event where we chatted to please make yourself known and we will be pleased
so many other members and friends. to welcome you. If you would like to find out more
Another evening practice was held at a members please contact our President Anita on 01953 882151
home in preparation for our forthcoming Boules or Secretary Carole on 01953 881006 who will be
match against Thompson in order to fine tune our pleased to speak to you. Meetings are held in the
skills. Much laughter was had by the Team and WCCC and start at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of
members who came to support them. the month. We hope to see you there.
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On the air apparently produced by a magic
thing dad said was a cat’s whisker.
first programmes to be graced by
their own especially composed The The Royal
By Ken Knowles It needed no battery or power signature tunes, this idea soon
It is not generally known, but throughout my
life I have been intimately involved in
source, though the signal was so
weak that it was really no more
becoming the norm for any
shows that were shown regularly.
Ovington British
broadcasting. Not as a technician, musician,
performer or actor, but as a listener, which
than a novelty to most people.
My first taste of ‘real’ wireless (no
While these light-hearted
presentations quickly established Crower Legion
means that I have provided the most important -one in my circle of life ever called themselves as the most popular, Well thas orl bin happnin in It has been a fairly busy month for
service to the radio industry that there is, since it radio until many years later drama also took its turn and Ovinton leartly, larst weekend we the members of The Watton and
without listeners there would be no point. despite the fact that we bought the inspired versions in serial form hed thet ole rearce down Church District Branch of the RBL. As
My involvement began when I was just a wee Radio Times) began when my dad of first the Count of Monte rood fer orl them ole hoom meard usual we had our meeting in The
lad by my dad inviting me to listen to an acquired a proper set, although Christo, and then Les Miserables goo carts, spoosed tew bin mearde Hare and Barrel which is starting
earphone which was connected to a small initially it inflicted a kind of torture ensured that people were owt of scrap. to look quite healthy as more
contraption that I now know was called a to my mother and me, since it had determined not to miss an From wot I saw scrap wos a bit of members join us. However as we
crystal set, through which I heard a dim voice, three wave bands - long, medium episode, while the Adventures of a complament but moost onnem have a few people interested in
and short, and for the first few Paul Temple (a detective) got down tha hill in one piece, sum joining who are not able bodied it
weeks dad would spend hours provided a lighter but exciting dint an hed tew be tunned back on is sad to say but this venue may
attempting to find distant stations. alternative. thar wheels. have to be changed.
Unfortunately most of his efforts Then the Second World War I thort tha best bit was watchin Our lunch club had their lunch at
merely produced static interference broke out and heralded a them tryin tew stop at tha end of the sports centre. It was very well
and oscillations, although he complete change in broadcasting, tha track, I bet sum onnem went attended with members and their
remained oblivious to our with the BBC becoming much hoom with tha soles of their boots families. The sports centre gave us
discomfort. lighter in content with the accent fare worn away, thas a gud job boy very good service. Our next lunch
Since at that time we were not on entertaining the troops and David lent us sum o his straw club is actually an afternoon tea
connected to the electricity system munitions factory workers, and bales, cos moost onnem hed tew with the legion padre at the
the new set had to be powered by one of the most popular shows yewse them to stop, or else tha vicarage. Let me know if you
an accumulator, which was a thick- was ‘It’s That Man people at the low end o Church would like to attend.
glass walled jar containing acid, Again’(ITMA) which caused an rood wood hev hed a rare ole One of the events the legion had a
which held an electrical charge for outbreak of the use of catch- clecshun of scrap iron in tha hand in was the presentation of
a limited period. phrases throughout the country, gardins. The Defence medal to Hilda Smith.
This jar contained two red and two such as “Can I do you now, sir ?” Now I’me gooin tew tell yew This was in conjunction with
green tiny balls and a chemical re- or “I don’t mind if I do”, which, suffin wot I thort I’d never hef tew Watton Town Council. The Town
action caused the red ones to rise at the time seemed hilarious, say, tha ole Cowncil Chair mawtha Council hosted the county Lord
to the top whenever a new charge though hearing a recording ten has tunned owt tew be a rare ole Lieutenant Mr Richard Jewson
was required, at which point it was years later I was forced to admit sport. Even Horry hev fell in luv who had kindly agreed to come
my task to carry the whole thing to was less than funny. wi hare, an thets sayin suffin cos and present the medal with
the local garage, where it would be Although the most listened to heeze crorsed har path an har members of the legion looking on.
hooked up to a generator for about programme was the six o’clock tongue more times than Ire hed hot To read more about it go to our
three days until the green balls news, but it no longer ended with dinners. blog on our website. It tells you
were in the ascendant, showing the Fat Stock Prices, or a No, she took on tha job of dewin about things we are doing and have
that it was again ready for use. Shipping Weather Forecast, since tha commtry as orl tha drivers set done so have a look at
Obviously we kept a spare for the latter might give help to orf down tha hill, they give har a
use in the meantime. enemy aircraft, but it introduced lowd speaker but she dint need it The Royal British Legion is here to
Fortunately within a couple of the custom of having the cos wen she tork lowd yew ken support past and present members
years we were connected to the announcer introducing himself by hear har in Saham. I rekkun she ort of the armed forces community.
mains electricity supply and name, so that soon such as Bruce tew dew tha commtry at carrer This support may be given at the
listening became simpler, Belfrage, Stuart Hibbert and rood, but she dunt support tha national level or at times the local
although another new set was Alvar Liddell became almost Norrige team. Doont know why. level. Locally as we get active
needed. household words. She did a reel gud job an orl, but members we can start to provide
My first memories of actually It is often written of how thet weren’t orl, cos wen tha more support. Things like telephone
listening-in (as it was known for Londoners helped to brave the rearcin wos orl oova an it hed buddies where we give people a call
many years) was tuning to Blitz by listening to such started tew rearn, we orl went in every so often to give them someone
Children’s Hour to enjoy programmes while in their air tha willage horl fer a bitta grub an new to talk to. Home from hospital
Toytown and the ministrations raid shelters, but this was not a hot cuppa and watched as the visits as a means of helping them
of Uncles Mac, David and strictly true, since as enemy Chairmawtha set down an hed orl settle back into their home. One of
various other ‘relations’. bombers approached the capital har hair cut orf for charity. Thet the main functions is to bring the
The general run of programmes the radio would be faded out, wos gooin well till Horry jumped legion to everyone’s attention by
followed the rather ‘stuffy’ mode often just before the sirens were in wi his chain saw runnin, and sed holding legion awareness,
of the BBC that prevailed at that sounded. “Howld yew hard, thas my tun tew remembrance and fundraising
time, such as the earliest Following the entry of the hev a goo, I ken cut it a lot shorta events. We desperately need more
‘deejay’, Christopher Stone, Americans to the war, and with wi this” he nigh on cleared tha active members so come along and
“who will now present a the arrival of their troops in room, waving his ole saw around, join and help us in our work in the
programme of gramophone England, yet another change in dam near smooked tha plearce owt local community.
records”, hardly a recognisable broadcasting took place, with an orl. For help or information contact me
introduction to the ears of many of their own comedy shows We rekkuned he wos oonly hossin Helen Daly on 01953
modern audiences. being aired, as well as items from arownd but yew niva know wi him, 885124/07999598691 or e-mail
But things were about to change all their leading dance and swing any old how, tha Chairmawtha tuk
and two new shows appeared bands. tha wind owta his sails wen she say
with a much relaxed method of My listening days would be “Goo yew on then Horry, but dunt
presentation - Band Wagon and interrupted by my military cut me ears orf cos they hold my
glasses on” well tork abowt larf,
Monday Night at Seven, the first posting overseas, but when I
of these being a mixture of
interviews, sketches and light
returned in 1945,
entertainment world had changed
the we orl nearly bort our oon beer.
Wen orl har hair wos orf an weed
entertainment, and introduced the
comical doings of Arthur Askey
completely, with
afternoons devoted to British
Sunday orl put a bob or tew in har bucket
she dint harf luk diffrunt and Horry Local Group
and Richard Murdoch in their shows featuring nearly all our sez tew har he say “Cor missus” he Apologies for not writing in the
pretended occupation of a flat at famous comedians, and the say “ I’ve tuk a fancy tew yew, wot last two months, I had a computer
the top of Broadcasting House, period could rightly be called the are yew a doing tewnite?” “Join blip and then a brain blip!
this being a complete break from golden age of radio comedy, but tha kew Horry” she say. All working again now.
the usual BBC output, while the sadly in recent years good shows I fergot tew menshun the willag The group had a good morning
other was a magazine-type of their quality have become horl gang wot leard on a rare ole exploring Lynford Arboretum with
programme containing regular extremely rare, most of the talent passel of grub, wi a BBQ an orl an Paul Newport in July. Not the
items such as a quiz, topical news having gone over to television. tha yewshal tombola an bits an busiest time of the year for birds
items, and even a short detective With the coming of commercial peeses. Thar did well tew kip orl but it’s a very nice place to visit
story (Inspector Hornleigh stations there seems to have been tha hunnerts of folk wot tunned up, and the trees were looking lovely.
Investigates) in which the a concentration towards music of fed an wartered. Our outing for September is a
listeners were invited to spot all kinds, though there does seem There wos a little traction engine Fungi foray with Dr Tony Leech at
‘where the criminal went wrong’, to have been a general dumbing on tha meddar tearkin peepal fer East Wretham Reserve on Sunday
though as there were no phone- down of broadcasting, and while rides, thet went down well an orl. 24th from 10am until noon. Meet
ins in those days, any of our there are occasional brilliant Cor luk at tha time, thas up at the car park, IP24 1RJ, cost is £2
successful sleuthing remained un exceptions my ‘listening in’ is wooden hill next. Dew yew kip a for members, £3 for non-members.
-publicised. nowhere as exciting as it once troshin, see yew nex munth, if I’m Booking is essential, ring 01953
These two were also probably the was. Bring back the ‘crystal set’ ! spared. 717227.
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Watton Churches Together Friendship through the Dance Away at The Queens Hall
St. Mary’s Church, Watton Follow us @StMarysWatton generations Ballroom, Latin & Sequence Dancing
Open for Visitors Wednesday 10.30 - 3pm By Bea Goulding
Thursday 10-12.30pm. September 2nd 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Today I am looking back on my family especially my mother
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, Rosina Baldwin (later known as "Rosie") who was born in 1915 at October 7th 7.30pm - 10.30pm Admission £4
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays No. 1 Harvey Street Watton (now No.4) and to tell you of her very
between 10.30am and 12 noon - Gerry Foster dear friend.
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am: Holy Communion 2nd At the end of the row the Bailey family lived. A post card
Wednesday Morning Worship: Thursdays 5pm - 5.30pm photograph of their children, Audrey and Paul dated 1924, I found
Saturdays 9.30am - 10am Parish Prayers: 5pm - 6pm Pray & Praise in Mum's album.
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm I remember her saying she felt there was once a pub along this
Tel: 01953 881252 row perhaps so, as a pair of very high black gates joined my
Sun 3rd 8.00am Holy Communion grandparents cottage, so my brain tells me maybe for the dray
10.00am Holy Communion delivery (here I am imagining the horses ) usually in my
Sun 10th 8.00am Holy Communion childhood days the gates were closed as it led to the back of all the
10.00am Informal Holy Communion cottages.
Sun 17th 8.00am Holy Communion In the 1950's there was a lovely postman living in the middle
10.00am Holy Communion cottage (No.6) called Mr. Heyhoe, I can picture him still he was
2.30pm Café Stop at Blenheim Centre always cheerful and whistling.
Sun 24th 8.00am Holy Communion I am assuming the street numbers changed, when a large house
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 we welcome called the Wayland Club next to my grandparents was demolished
The Ven John Ashe Archdeacon of Lynn and Nelson court was built. The local toilets for the town were
6.30pm Choral Evensong then opposite my grandparents cottage.
Just a few yards away is Harvey House built in 1720 as far as I
know. The family name was Harvey, hence Harvey Street too I
Watton Methodist Church guess.
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and Whilst I was growing up this lovely old house was home/
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. At surgery to Dr. Gregor Shanks (Scottish maybe with a name
10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large like this). Dr. Mary his wife, also her sister Dr. Sybil were
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. known by there Christian names. Doctor Shanks well
Sun 3rd 10.30am Carnival Service remembered in the town by many I guess and honoured where
6.30pm Rev E Reddington our modern practice now stands. He also became a hero to me
Sun 10th 10.30am Mr R Cunningham when my son at a tender age cut his cheek open on a tin lid in
6.30pm Rev B Trinder 1962, he decided to use “plaster stiches” which had just been
Sun 17th Harvest Thanksgiving invented never having used them before thus so avoiding stitch
10.30am Ms N King marks and a heavy scar tissue on his face.
6.30pm Rev J Pursehouse Dr. Plumbley seems to ring a bell?, did he have the practice
Sun 24th 10.30am Mrs E Warby between Dr. Shanks and Dr. Panting?.
6.30pm Mr & Mrs M Cook Dr. Panting had his practice here around 1920's if I'm correct? and
owned one of the first cars in Watton (imagine that) he had a
chauffeur a Mr. Sturman to take him on his rounds. He lived in
Roman Catholic Community
Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church the adjoining cottage, to the right of the house with his wife, son
Arthur and daughter Mary and this is factual from my mothers
lips, memoirs and photographs.
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill
Tuesdays at 10.00am Holy Communion Mary and my mother Rosina became the best of friends and
Sun 3rd 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday started school together, the first school being at the back of where
for school age children Lloyds bank is, and later the stone building where Eirlys Johnson's
Sun 10th 9.30am Family Holy Communion Funeral Parlour is.
Sun 17th 9.30am Morning Worship When Dr. Panting moved to a new practice in Great Malvern in
Sun 24th 9.30am Holy Communion Worcestershire the Sturman family were asked to go too.
Mary and Rosina missed each other very much (written in Mum's
book) but corresponded over the years.
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney
Sun 3rd 11.00am Lay Led Worship Mary joined the Army where she met her husband Ernest ( Ernie)
Sun 10th 11.00am Family Holy Communion Chaney they had an only child called Barbara and lived in
Sun 17th 11.00am All Age Worship Bromley in London.
Sun 24th 11.00am Holy Communion Rosina having married her fathers name sake Walter (Howe) and
had my three sisters by then.
They still remained very good friends and Mary, Ernie and
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke
Sun 3rd10.30am Family Holy Communion & Barbara visited Norfolk often as Marys cousin lived at Rocklands.
Holy Baptism Sadly Mary died when Barbara was 12 years old . Mum was very
Sun 10th 10.30am All Age Worship distraught and missed her friend, but still remained friends with
Sun 17th 10.30am Holy Communion Ernie who brought Barbara up on his own.
Sun 24th 10.30am Lay Led Worship To this day us sisters remain friends with Barbara, Ken her
husband and extended family she really is like another sister to us.
My youngest sister arrived in the 1950's her and her husband often
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington
have weekends and holidays together, and we all celebrate the
to be held in the Village Hall
Sun 3rd 9.30am Holy Communion special occasions .
Sun 17th 5.00pm Harvest Thanksgiving Harvey House then became residential homes for the elderly with
Sun 24th 5.00pm Hymns for a Summer Evening change of
ownership over the
years, until recently
All Saints Church, Threxton as it is now.
A little more
Our next service at All Saints Church Threxton will be history of our town
on Sunday 3rd September at 10.30a.m. and how important
A warm welcome to all. friendships can be.
P.S. I have since
found out from a
Coffee morning at very reliable
source, yes there

Threxton Church was a pub called
"The Red Lion"
where the cottages
Make a date in your diary, Saturday 16th September.
All Saints Church Threxton are holding their coffee morning stand. Bye for
from 10a.m.til 1 p.m. Do join us , for tea/coffee and homemade now. Bea
bakes, with plenty for you to also take home to enjoy. We will Goulding
have a variety of stalls, including tombola, books and crafts etc. Rosina seated on
We would like to say a big thank you to all who enjoyed and the windowsill of
supported our afternoon teas, it was a great afternoon. Do come No.1 Harvey
again, and for those who missed it, please put this date in your Street aged 15
diary, Sat 16th Sept. 10am till 1pm (1930)
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Watton U3A Watton Society - Watton in Bloom
In July Geoff Ray, formerly of Total
Health Pharmacy, gave us the insight
into his epic Marathon des Sables, in
which he took part in April of this year.
The Marathon des Sables (MdS) has
been going for 32 years and out of 1150
competitors 200 from the UK can apply
for places. Geoff applied and in January
2016 he was successful. He was told he
would lose 20 kgs. He commenced
training, 80-100 miles a week as well as
working at the pharmacy. MdS takes 6
days being virtually a marathon every
day .Each competitor has to take a self
sufficiently kit with them in a rucksack
to survive the 6 days. These items
included 10 safety pins, a venom
extractor pump for scorpion stings and
200 Euros!. Together with clothes and
sleeping bag and a very small cooker,
food to give a minimum of 2000 kcal a
day. Obviously an art to packing, his
rucksack weighed 6.9 kilos. The
temperature on day two was up to 55 Town Mayor Councillor Stan Hebborn made the final selection for front gardens in bloom, and
degrees and on day three even hotter. chose Carol and Steven Lowen of 8 Wick Farm Close. Their front lawn with a floral circular
The runners were given a bottle of bed - all flowers purchased locally from Myhill - was deemed very pleasing to the eye. The
water every 10 km, so on average 10 highly commended were 182 Lovell Gardens, 8 North Road. and the troughs and hanging
litres a day but this had to include baskets cared for by the Town Council, adding beauty to our town.
cooking. A field hospital followed to
rehydrate anyone who needed it. On where we are fundraising for the Wayland Memory
day 4, a 90 km run, Geoff needed a Wayland Women in Café. This will be on Wednesday 20 September at
Broom Hall and tickets are available from Ann,
rehydrating drip which took 40
minutes. During the run he went Business Clare, Debbie, Wayland Partnership for Belvoir in
the High Street. Tickets cost £6.50 and include a
through 10 pairs of running shoes, 6 drink on arrival. For queries regarding the Fashion
For our Summer Lunch, we were very pleased to
pairs of shorts, only got one blister Show, please call 01953 886755.
welcome along Kate Barmby as our guest speaker
and lost 19kgs! to our very well supported lunch. Kate is a
So far Geoff has raised over £7500 for
Cancer Research. About 20% of the
farmer’s daughter who is married with two
More from the West
runners were women and the British
winner was Elizabeth Barnes. About
Kate developed a love of baking practically as soon
as she could stand up and was frequently baking at
End Waiters
200 runners failed to complete the Some folk got lost when trying to find the Village
home from a young age – she recalls making
competition. A fascinating talk which Hall in Dilham
biscuits unaided at the age of 6! This love of
We thought that we would have some parts with
left us exhausted at the end! His next baking, and cooking, continued and she is a great
nobody to fill ‘em,
endeavour will be in the rainforest in believer of sharing her love of what is baked for
When they arrived we were relieved,
Costa Rica next year. We wish him others to eat and enjoy.
The show was very well received,
good luck with that run. Kate is entirely self taught and was seen by many
A triumph once again achieved!
The speaker on 24 the speaker on 28 of us creating some wonderful bakes whilst she
September will be Simon White from was a contestant on the 2016 Great British Bake Hurrah for those old codgers!
Peter Beales Roses. Off where she was proudly flying the flag to
The final outing of the group in this, their current
The No 1 lunch group will be going to promote her love of Norfolk. Keen to support all
things local, she ensured the eggs on her chocolate
The Waggon and Horses on 14 Was met with some relief all round – and not
cake were, naturally, Wayland Eggs!
September and the No 2 lunch group without good reason,
The last year have been somewhat busy for Kate
will be going to The Swan at Not every show is just a breeze,
and many new opportunities have been created,
Hillsborough on 26 September. The Hellesdon folk were hard to please,
including Richard Hughes Cookery School,
We had a table in the Health and It nearly brought us to our knees.
appearing at the Royal Norfolk Show and is now
Wellbeing marquee at the Wayland offering tailored Home Courses. Hurrah for those old codgers!
Show to supply information to At our lunch, Kate brought along a chocolate cake Peter Cowling with a little interference this time
interested people. which she covered with a chocolate ganache and from Lesley.
Please contact our Membership decorated with seasonal berries and beautify roses
Secretary, Anita Taylor on 01953 handmade in modelling chocolate. After lunch this From Sept 2016 to July 2017 The Waiters
881110 if you would like to become a was auctioned off and added to the raffle proceeds presented 27 concerts in all parts of Norfolk adding
member of the Watton U3A, or would totaled £81 which was donated to the Purple Picnic each time to the total raised for research into Motor
like further details. Fundraising Efforts of Nelson’s Journey, of which Neurone Disease. Our new season starts in
For further details on the National U3A, Kate is a supporter. September: we look forward to your support when
go to Our next event is an Artichoke Fashion Show we are performing in local venues.
The Wayland News September 2017 Page 12
Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu
Another awesome summer at Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu
headquarters in Caston.
The children's summer gradings have been a
flying success with many celebrating children
ranging in from 4 to 16 years
Also the summer months see the teenagers and
adults, from around the UK, travel to Norfolk for
the 'summer adult gradings' held in Caston.
I would like to make special mention of Honbu's
(this means the home dojo-headquarters) very
own Grace Munday, who participated in her first
ever adult grading. Grace has been with the club
since the age of four and at the tender age of
'nearly 16' she decided she was ready to attempt
not one, but two gradings on the same day. After
12 years of consistent training Grace was very
proud to receive her adult yellow belt.
Congratulations Grace, and all the other
successful students.
If you are interested in seeing what it's all about
contact headquarters on 01953 483795 or take a
look at
Right: Grace Munday receiving her Yellow belt
from Sensei's Sheila Eglen and Andrew Herbert.

Richmond Park
Golf Club -
Ladies Section
It has been a busy summer of golf for the
Ladies of Richmond Park Golf Club. On
Monday 31st July eligible ladies played an
18 hole Stableford competition for the
“Granny Trophy”. The trophy was presented
to the Ladies Section by Fran Parker a
previous Ladies Captain. It was a very close
competition culminating in a win for Eileen
Chard with a score of 33 points. In second
place, with 32 points, was Jeanette Fowler
and in third place, with 31 points, was
Cherrie Lawn.
On Friday 4th August it was Ladies
Invitation Day which was played in the 4
Ball Better Ball Stableford format. Although
conditions were quite tricky with a blustery
wind, Chris Bailey and her guest Val
Griffith, from Swaffham Golf Club,
produced some amazing golf to win with 41
points. In second place, with 36 points, were
Elaine Aberdeen and her guest Lesley
Bingle, also from Swaffham. In third place,
with 34 points, were Jeanette Fowler and
Jill Martin from Whitehill Golf Club.
Everyone agreed it had been a fun day and
after the golf the ladies sat down to a buffet
meal followed by the presentation of the
prizes of beautiful plants.
Attached photos show the “Granny Trophy”
being presented to Eileen Chard (left) by
Margaret Broadbent, and the floral prizes
for Invitation Day being presented to Val
Griffith (left) and Chris Bailey (right) by
Elaine Aberdeen (centre).

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