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Christmas Boxes 2017
We’ve done a fantastic job in Watton in sending over 120 boxes last
year to children overseas living in poverty and so would have nothing
for Christmas. Last years' boxes were delivered to children in Central
Asia from Watton, delivered by the charity “Samaritans Purse”.
The Methodist Coffee Morning at the Watton Christian Community
Centre in the High Street is again acting as the collection centre for
Watton and the surrounding villages. Leaflets with details can be
collected on Wednesday mornings at the Methodist Coffee morning
and completed boxes there too. The last date for handing them in will
be mid-November; watch the November Wayland News for the
actual date. How about doing a box with with a friend or in a group?
Choose the gender and age group: 2-4. 5-9, 10-14. Suggestions for
filling - soft toys, games, soaps, flannels etc. Stationery: pencils,
coulouring books – a full list is in the leaflets. Please avoid any war
related toys, powders or liquids. We hope you enjoy filling your box!

Christmas Market
A date for your diary from Watton Methodist Church. Just to let you
know we are gearing up for our Christmas Market on Saturday
November 18th in the Watton Christian Community Centre from
9.30am.Stock up on goodies and presents, relax with coffee and home
-made cakes, while the kids enjoy some face-painting; the
possibilities are (almost) endless. We look forward to seeing you.

Olly - captured by Dave Capps. No reason for printing it other than that I love it and it makes me smile. I hope you do too!

gardening at Bawdeswell Village Hall at volunteers are always welcome, so
Learn about 7.45pm on Wednesday 18th October,
“so we hope that as many people as
please get in touch if you could give us
an hour or two of your time. All
local wildlife possible can take advantage of these free
opportunities to learn about their local
donations are gratefully received; we
can collect if it’s easier for you. Many
Thanks to funding from the National wildlife.” thanks, Caroline & Keith 880153.
Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund For more details about how to join any of
(HLF), the community volunteering charity these walks and talks, please see
www.tcv.org.uk/norfolk or contact Mark via
Wayland Festival
TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) is
running a series of free short courses giving m.webster@tcv.org.uk or 07843 069 567. General Meeting
people in central Norfolk the chance to
learn more about a wide range of different Last Grand Second Notice
flora and fauna, including bats, fungi and The general meeting of the Wayland
mosses - as well as discovering how to take Hand Book Sale of Festival will be held on Wednesday 25th
great wildlife photos, and how to help October 2017 at 7.30 pm in the Green
wildlife in the garden. the year Room at the Queens Hall Watton
Some of the activities will take place out The final Grand Second Hand Book Sale (entrance via back doors of hall).
in the field, starting with ecologist Rob of the year at Griston Church will be on This is an open meeting at which a
Coleman leading an evening bat walk at Saturday 7th October, from 10am until report on the last Festival will be given.
Foxley Wood, giving people the rare 4pm. With the festive season in mind the Also decisions on future Festivals, time
chance of exploring Norfolk’s largest theme is “Gifts & Crafts”. We will have of year, length of Festival, venue etc.
ancient woodland at night – this takes unique and individual handmade gifts This is your opportunity to have an input
place on Wednesday 4th October at for sale including clothing, household in the Festival’s content and timings. It
6.30pm. Then at nearby Bawdeswell items, and jewellery, plus all you need to is your Festival, so come and have your
Heath on 13th October at 11.15am there make your own such as beads, ribbons, say.
will be a Mushroom Foray led by county and card blanks. There will be a teddy The new organising committee will then
fungi recorder Tony Leech, giving people tombola at 50 pence a go with a prize be elected/re-elected to organise the next
the chance to find out more about these every time, and we are raffling a lovely, Festival for you, the people of Wayland.
curious organisms, and eat them if they fluffy, polar bear – a stuffed one! All are welcome; Festival Friends have
dare! Inside at Bawdeswell Village Hall We are also offering for sale beautifully automatic voting rights.
Jerry Kinsley will be showing some of his packaged new and pre-loved gifts, Visit www.waylandfestival.org.uk
stunning wildlife photos – and sharing the starting at just one pound, and lots of
secrets of his success – this is on new crafting kits to inspire you. All this Dave & Jenny’s
Wednesday 11th October at 7.45pm, as well as HUNDREDS of second hand
whilst back outside on Friday 10th books, with no book costing more than Macmillan Coffee
November Robin Stevenson will be £1, and all a different selection to last
helping us find and identify some time, with a larger than usual choice of Morning
fascinating if oft-forgotten plants, the crafting and seasonal titles. Dave and Jenny Simons will be holding
mosses: this last event starts at 11.15am There will of course be refreshments and their Macmillan coffee morning on
back at Foxley Wood. whole cakes and savouries for sale, plus Tuesday, 31st October from 10.30 till 12
“We have been very lucky to get some fresh filled rolls. We aim to cater for all noon, at 95 Nelson Court. There will be
real experts who are also great dietary requirements, including low fat, the usual raffle and Bring and Buy and
communicators to lead these sessions” gluten, and dairy free. Seating will be an opportunity to chat with friends old
said TCV project officer Mark Webster, available, so come along and have a and new over a cup of coffee and a piece
who will also be sharing his many years mardle in lovely surroundings, with a of cake. What better way to support this
of experience with a talk on wildlife hot drink and a good book. More worthwhile cause.
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footing for the future.
Watton Relief in Ron Upton Apart from Watton U3A, Ron was involved
Ron Upton, the former Chairman of in many local issues and events. He was a
Need Charity Watton U3A, passed away peacefully on stalwart of the community and was one of
The Trustees will be meeting early in September 5th in the Norwich & Norfolk the local residents to actively campaign on
December to consider applications from Hospital, aged 84. Ron and his wife, "What Watton Wants" to overturn plans to
residents of Watton for financial support Margaret, moved to Watton 11 years ago extend development in the area that the
this Christmas. Applications forms for from Berkshire to be near their daughter town cant sustain. He took this matter very
assistance are available as detailed below and grandchildren. After retiring from seriously to safeguard the town.
and must be returned before the running a successful engineering company Apart from U3A and local issues, Ron
Trustees’ meeting takes place. and moving to Watton, Ron looked for enjoyed playing golf at Richmond Park, but
The Charity is an amalgamation of new challenges and eventually became his biggest pleasure was building unique N
Charities set up many years ago to involved with Watton U3A. Gauge model railways, which he and his
support those in need and the Trustees When he joined, the membership was grandson Robert exhibited across the UK,
have a duty to distribute the income of small, but it soon began to increase after winning many awards and much acclaim.
the Charity ‘to relieve residents of he organised a variety of social and He was a regular contributor to model
Watton who are in conditions of need, educational activities that raised the railway magazines and an expert on
hardship, or distress.’ The Charity may membership to over 120 with a waiting Japanese model railway construction.
make grants of money, or pay for items, list for new applicants. The activities Arrangements for a Service of Thanksgiving
services or facilities, that will help to ranged from guest lectures, film nights for his life will be announced later.
reduce need, hardship or distress. In and craft classes to short breaks and day Donations Ron's memory to Big C can be
certain circumstances the Charity can trips across the UK. Ron was elected left at that service or if you wish to send
also offer similar support to institutions Chairman, a position he held for five earlier they can be sent c/o Eirlys Johnson
or organisations serving residents of years, before retiring from the role and Funeral Services, 87 High Street, Watton,
Watton. ensuring that Watton U3A had a sound IP25 6AW
In the past few years grants have, in the
main, consisted of support for the elderly to help with the extra costs of hoped that interested people will volunteer to help run the
Christmas and/or the ever-increasing costs of keeping warm. In addition, during
2017 we have made one or two small cash grants and provided some essential
Museum 4 Watton museum and participate in the volunteer training sessions,
meeting others with similar interests.
items of equipment. The Trustees are keen to consider applications from other
age groups, provided they are residents of the Town of Watton and they are in
Awarded National The rooms in which the museum (grade 2 listed and built
in 1853) will be housed are not currently open to the
‘need, hardship or distress.’
It is important to note that residents in the parish of Carbrooke, living in many of Lottery Support public, and this project will remedy this. The members of
the group are passionate about the need to preserve items
the housing developments in Norwich Road, are not eligible under the terms of Museum 4 Watton has received a confirmed National that are of importance relating to Watton and its
the Charity’s legally binding ‘Scheme of Arrangement.’ Lottery grant of £61,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund surrounding villages before they are lost and to make them
No preference is given to any section of the community but applicants will be (HLF) to create a museum in the Norfolk town of Watton, accessible.
required to give full personal financial details and provide whatever information it was announced today. Thanks to money raised by Commenting on the award, Chris Hutchings, Chairman of the
the Trustees require before any decisions can be made. All information given is National Lottery players, the project aims to save and Board of Trustees said: “We’re delighted that we’ve received
treated in the strictest confidence and we are in the process of ensuring that our conserve artifacts, documents and records and display this support thanks to National Lottery players. The creation
data handling procedures are in line with forthcoming legislation. them in premises within Wayland Hall (the Town Hall) in of the museum will mark a major step on the road to
Application forms are available from; Wayland Hall, Middle Street, Watton, the Market Place in the centre of Watton. This will enable achieving our dream of preserving the heritage of the area.”
IP25 6AG them to be seen and accessed by the public. Robyn Llewellyn, Head of HLF East of England, said:
Wayland House, High Street, Watton, IP25 6AR The group’s large collection of historic documents will be “I’m thrilled that we can support Museum 4 Watton to tell
The Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Ventura House, Unit 2, Norwich Road, Watton, digitised, thus enabling their content to be accessed Watton’s story and celebrate its heritage. Thanks to
IP25 6JU without endangering their conservation. An educational National Lottery players, this new venue will inspire and
By email from Clerk.wrin@btinternet.com programme is also planned to encourage school pupils and engage younger people with their local history and create a
Completed forms can be returned to any of the above contact points. others to learn more about the history of the town. It is permanent home for the town’s collections.”
The Wayland News October 2017 Page 3
overwhelms villages which are served development of a strong community,
A Quick Look by roads built for the passage of not just for children but for their
horses and carts, but proposals for family members and friends.
Round them are always the subject of We’re building on all we’ve learnt
By ORBITER protests as the effect on existing from connecting with families
As October looms before us I can properties is considered. through Messy Church, Superhero
look back on what I think was a pretty At this moment a petition for a bypass Sunday, Story Bags, Café Stop and
good summer, with plenty of around Swaffham is being considered, Stop Gap at The Blenheim Centre and
sunshine, though with only an though while the through traffic is Junior Church, which after many
occasional sound of the age-old old- always certainly very heavy, actual years of commitment, feels it’s time
age cry of “It’s too hot for me”. jams rarely occur, and the other local for a new ‘ADventure’.
Perhaps I am lucky to live in one of black spot, Brandon, has seen a There will also be a fantastic
the drier spots of the country because certain amount of relief with dualling opportunity for the development of
the national papers tell me that the of the A11. young leaders as part of ADventure
summer was actually much wetter Of course an obvious way of dealing and for participation in the Duke of
than average over most of England, with these problems would be the use Edinburgh Award Scheme. There are
though we all know that rain comes at of tunnels, though impractical due to other opportunities for the younger
odd times at odd places, and often the enormous cost, although one such children too. “We are hoping to
when you are enjoying a lovely sunny scheme has at last been sanctioned in become a learning destination for the
morning, the next village may be Wiltshire to replace the section of the Children’s University,” says Rev’d
enduring a deluge. A303 at Stonehenge. This proposal Gerry Foster, Vicar of St. Mary’s,
But weather apart it has certainly been has been mooted over the last thirty linking with our local schools.
a colourful few months, with the reds years, and will alleviate the delays Perhaps there will be people who’d
and greens of the temporary traffic that have affected the area for so long, like to consider St Mary’s Choir now
lights that have abounded, protecting the main objections coming from that the organ has been rebuilt and
the great spate of road repairs, new archaeologists who feared a tunnel restored to a ‘state of the art’
building sites and drainage could cause subsidence which could instrument, through the generosity of
replacements schemes all around us. lead to the 5000- year- old monument church, community and grants.
It has also been a great time for to fall down. Maybe budding musicians or some
Festivals, the Watton one of which It would also mean that it would no who have laid down their instruments
you may have attended, but have you longer be seen by the thousands of would like to consider picking them
noticed that the word has suddenly holiday-makers on their way to Devon up again….
become fashion-able, in many cases and Cornwall, and mean that anyone ADventure is a great place to make
replacing the words Fete, Show or wishing to see it will need to pay at new friends, have some fun in
Exhibition, etc. ? the Heritage centre, which is rather learning and growing together. On our
Not too long ago most of us only amusing to me personally, since it first Sunday 1st October, Harvest
knew it from the annual church brings back war-time memories of Thanksgiving gifts will be going to
celebration of the gathering of the early morning runs from the nearby Foodbank. We look forward to seeing
harvest, though nowadays festivals of artillery camp, which used the famous you on ANY Sunday.
music, drama, sport, films, and so on, stones as the southerly turning For more information see the
are on every calendar, sometimes with point – and no fee to be paid ! Facebook Page @ADventurestmarys
the modern reversal of the Actually perhaps the excavations may or email us at
terminology with such events as Car- bring to light many other ancient adventurewatton@gmail.com
fests, Rail-fests, etc. remains, which will keep the The ADventure! Team, St. Mary’s
Many readers will recall what was archaeologist happy for years. Church.
probably one of the most spectacular Other national news suggests that
of all – the Festival of Britain, which more budgetary cuts will mean even
told the world that Britain was back in fewer ‘bobbies’ on the beat in future. Is your home
business after the Second World War. But is that really such a bad thing ?
Much public feeling has been For after all the police are always in secure?
expressed over the cessation of the touch by radio and can be raised at Hi, I am Mike from MikesLocksmiths,
‘bonging’of Big Ben during the short notice, and a and I have been providing a service for
period of repairs, and in the usual ‘beat’ copper is always in plain view, customers in the local community for
British manner there was a crowd of so that a wily thief will simply wait over twelve years for lock repairs and
thousands gathered at Westminster to until he or she is out of range. It replacement locks of all different kinds
hear the last chime. This national trait would appear that the only real use is makes of uPVC doors.
is revealed whenever a ‘last’ event one of giving a show of presence to Over the last year or so there have been
occurs, such as the closure of a boost public confidence. quite a few break ins and they have
railway in the Beeching days, when As I look elsewhere my attention falls gained access through the cylinder
the very last train would be besieged on the notices that precede every mechanism.
by hordes of people – the very ones television drama to warn us that ‘This However locksmith suppliers have
whose desertion of the service helped programme may contain bad created a different type of cylinder to
to cause the closure in the first place. language”. combat this, so that when it is attacked it
(Actually Big Ben may still ring out – This notice seems superfluous as is designed to snap off and thus
arguments are ongoing). these days EVERY drama is so rendered useless to attempted burglary
The recent Bank Holiday produced constructed that it has so many words by this method.
the usual crop of tales of woe from the that not long ago would have Look up 'anti snap cylinders' YouTube
motorists who were held up in completely un-acceptable in most you will see just how vulnerable your
enormous traffic jams, apparently circles. I am sure we all are guilty of home could be if left unattended. This is
caught by surprise ! Surely by now an occasional rude word, but one does especially so at the rear of the house
the nation must be aware that to travel not have to be a prude to find the where potential criminals have more
by road, rail or air at such times is current offerings a bit too much. Or time in gaining access especially as the
going to be beset with problems, the am I getting too old ? nights draw in.
answer being to holiday at home Good afterrnoon. There are many different quality anti
wherever possible, and leave the snap cylinders they range from £25 up
travelling to those who really have the to top of the range cylinders that are £75
need, or where possible avoid the ADventure and if we can deter burglars from
motorways. A few years back wise ADventure! is an exciting new part of breaking in from this method you have
folks who really had to travel at such St. Mary’s Church Watton starting on at least peace of mind that the valuables
times would set out in the early hours Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday 1st inside your house will be safer.
when the roads were clear, but those October at 10.00am. Open to ages 0- And it has been on TV recently on
days are long gone and often jams 16 yrs, it will be running EVERY police programmes criminals break in
now occur in the middle of the night. SUNDAY between 10.00-11.30am. and take the car keys and drive your car
Unfortunately there is little that can be It’s for parents and family members away
done to alleviate these problems while hopefully to be part of it too. It’s a If you would like to discuss more about
the supply of new cars each year FREE event, starting with Breakfast. these cylinders please don't hesitate to
continually far outstrips the rate of So what is it? It’s an opportunity for contact me. If you are local to Watton, I
scrappage of older one, other than to children of all ages to come together will fit them for free, helping you and
construct more lanes to existing in friendship on any Sunday, under the community feel safe as this is a
motorways and bypasses round the supervision of a dedicated and simple job for me to do, but please note
blackspots. But these measures take qualified team, committed to local customers only and the offer is
years to complete and merely give a providing quality crafts and games subject to a site survey. To find out
temporary relief, at enormous costs. and delivering an element of Christian more call me on 01953 882 451
Bypasses are the answer where traffic teaching. It aims to encourage the Mobile 07918 620 452
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the church books they are available
The impact of on sale in the Dragonfly Gallery or
reception at Wayland House.
World War Two on Once again we were left with some
topics which we felt needed more
Wayland research than our remit had allowed.
Another Exciting Research Project Planned Heritage Lottery announced a fund
For Wayland for research into aspects of WWI.
Now that our team of researchers from across They had made it clear that they did
Wayland has rested from their exertions not wish to fund endless repetition of
discovering the impact WWI had on Wayland, research into solely the men but
we are putting together a plan for a new project. wanted bids that reflected something
This time a bid to Heritage Lottery Fund to different. Our approach at looking at
help finance a follow on project discovering what shaped our area and the impact
what impact WW2 had on the Wayland area. of people and events was exactly
It is over twenty years since we began studying what they wanted. We applied for
the history of Wayland, beginning with and were granted £10,000 to research
‘Unlocking Our Histories, the Churches of the impact WWI had had on
Wayland’ which was funded by European Wayland, which was then a very
funds, Heritage Lottery and others. Rather than isolated and close-knit rural
repeat the sort of information found in many community. Taking advantage of
other publications, we focused on what made modern technology we published the
each church unique and the people and stories books with an online publisher. We
which helped make them unique. We not only held a very successful two day
produced a beautiful glossy book on eighteen exhibition and commemoration at the
local churches, published in 2004, but held a Sports Centre which culminated in one of the Watton’s wider history. In addition to online
series of church tours, hosting as many as 53- most moving commemorations I have attended. publications the Pentecostal church website has
seater coaches full. We still get asked to We uncovered some fascinating information a wonderful collection of articles with
conduct tours, most recently as part of holiday and insights into life here at the time as well as photographs of Watton in the past for those
breaks at Barnham Broom, with a new one the experiences the men who served endured. who are interested in what Watton used to be
taking bookings for 2018. The books are still The books, ‘The Impact of World War One on like. Also online is the excellent website
available for viewing in each of our churches Wayland’ are on sale at the Dragonfly Gallery devoted to RAF Watton which can be found on
and are on sale in the Dragonfly Gallery. The or Wayland House reception. www.rafwatton.info In Saham Toney Robin
project attracted a number of awards, beginning We are aware of two approaching Brown wrote ‘Shadows on the Summer Grass’
with winning local and then regional heritage anniversaries: in 2019 it will be 80 years since and in Thompson Rev G Crabbe wrote ‘Some
awards, and finishing by becoming runners up the Declaration of War in 1939 and, in 2020, 75 Materials for a History of the parish of
for a National award when we were invited to years since the end of the war in 1945. It seems Thompson’ published posthumously in 1892
attend a very prestigious event in Ramsey in an opportune moment to look into the impact but can be read online. All of these
Hampshire. Not at all bad for a group of this world war had on Wayland. We shall be publications and others have been used as
volunteers! looking at the differences in impact this war valuable sources to help the Heritage Group
During the project we had quickly realised that, had compared with WWI, but once again we and those of us living here in later years to
of course, none of the churches existed in also expect to look at the impact on women, understand the area.
isolation and that the location in families, children and education, food and daily In recent months a number of our Wayland
village or town was a key part of life, farming, the experiences of the men, churches have been in dire need of restoration
the history. As with all research attitudes to the war, and more as it emerges. and several have successfully bid to Heritage
projects, we had been left with a Although we had an airfield (built in Carbrooke Lottery, while others are still in the process, for
wealth of information we couldn’t but named RAF Watton because almost all the funds needed. It is a requirement of such
use in the book as well as avenues RAF bases were named after the nearest funding that heritage activities take place
we had not been able to explore. railway station) we do not intend this to be a alongside the building programme. We hope
People on the tours often ask focus solely on the history of the airfield but to that the experience of working on such a range
questions about the wider history be a wider look at what a second world war of heritage projects has helped to give members
and, although we had often meant to the people of Wayland. of these Wayland communities the confidence
uncovered many of the answers When looking back on the more recent to pursue such ambitious and successful
we could see that more research achievements of our local heritage group we undertakings.
was needed. This led to the should also be mindful of the research and We plan to add to this long record with The
working up of a new bid to publications which have also been produced by Impact of World War Two on Wayland. We
Heritage Lottery. The aim of this local people and which add a great deal to the especially need those interested in researching
second project was quite picture of Wayland, and especially Watton, life in Watton at the time to join us. If you are
ambitious. We wanted to tell the over time. I am sure many can add more titles, interested in taking part, even in a small way
story of each village and Watton but we can name a few here. ‘Grandad’s and in any aspect of the project, please contact
from as far back as we could, Watton’ by Cecil Chapman looks mainly at the Bronwen Tyler at the Wayland partnership at
hoping to show how and why each period from 1920 to 1935 and so fills the gap Wayland House on 01953 883915 or email
had developed and changed over nicely between the wars as to what Watton was bron_tyler@yahoo.co.uk. We look forward to
time but also, once again, focusing like at that time. This book is available online hearing from you.
on the people who had shaped for a very interesting read. Another interesting Pictures are from Watton’s ‘Salute The
their community. We planned a read also available online is ‘Watton Through Soldier Week’ parade on 11th June 1944.
book on each community and the the Ages’ by George Jessup which looks at From the collection of Lavender de Grey
employment of a heritage officer
to co-ordinate it all. The result of
our bid was to be awarded
£124,000 from Heritage Lottery
funds for a three year project. We
planned to create a printed record
backed with information events
and talks. The end result was 13
books, one on each village, under
the banner of Capturing Our
Wayland Heritage. We researched,
wrote, printed and bound the
books ourselves and continue to
reproduce them. The project was
completed in 2011 with a major
exhibition at the Wells Cole
Centre. Once again we are
tremendously proud of what a
group of local volunteers can
achieve. So, if you want to learn
more about the area in which you
live these are good sources of
information. Each book contains a
DVD of additional information,
maps and photos which could not
be included in the books. As with
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Blossom & Yarn 2017 Watton Country Market
It’s been another busy month at the Watton
News from Watton U3A
Chloe Jennings, Senior Education Officer from Banham Zoo came
Country Market! If you have not visited us to our August meeting together with her Royal Python. She gave a
already, you may not know that there is also an fascinating and informative talk about the work at the zoo. Banham
opportunity for you to put your feet up and enjoy a Zoo has been here for 49 years. She told us of the areas the zoo was
freshly made beverage or delicious ‘something’ all involved in. One being the conservation of endangered species,
served within the Community Centre by the Ladies some taking place at the zoo and some outside. The snow leopards
and Gents of Churches Together. You will find a successfully bred at Banham zoo have been introduced into India.
lovely assortment of home baked cakes and They are working on supporting lemurs which are critically
savouries to tempt you, and tea, coffee or fruit juice endangered. To assist the conservation of cheetahs in Botswana the
to revive you after, or during your shopping! zoo is working with farmers helping to protect their livestock by
Currently, the most popular offerings are the buying them guard dogs. These are to protect the farmers’ stock
Victoria Sponge and the Sausage Rolls so why not from the cheetahs thereby stopping the farmers from hunting the
try them and see what you thinkl! cheetahs. Two more areas the zoo is concerned with are research and
There is also a very active ‘bring and buy’ book education, having over 2000 children a year visiting the zoo.
stall within the Refreshment Area and you can Banham Zoo has over 125 species which is over 3000 individual
purchase 3 books for £1. animals and insects but this includes 1500 cockroaches! Chloe
With plenty of local, home grown produce, lovely concluded her talk by introducing her python to anyone who wanted
hand crafted items and baked goods for sale, don’t to get up close to this beautiful creature. The speaker in October will
forget to pop in while you are in Town. You are be Leonard A. Priestley with tales of a removal man.
always guaranteed a warm welcome! The No 1 pub lunch group will be going to The Red Lion at
You will find us at the Christian Community Hockwold on Thursday 12 October. The No 2 pub lunch group
Centre, every Wednesday 8.30 am – 11.30 am. will be going to Little Melton on Tuesday 31 October.
With parking available outside, refreshments and At the meeting it was announced that the holiday venue for 2018
quality shopping inside, we can’t wait to say hello will be Paignton.
and show you what is available. A group of members visited Kirstead Hall at the beginning of
September. We were shown round part of the house and the
ancient dovecote in the grounds finishing with a cup of tea and
cakes.
With over 3,500 people attending the or something equally as creatively Please contact our Membership Secretary, Anita Taylor on 01953
2017 event, the second was even wonderful. 881110 if you would like to become a member of the Watton
more successful than the first one The main objective of the event was U3A, or would like further details. For further details on the
which was staged in 2015. People to raise funds for each of the six National U3A, go to www.u3a.org.uk
came from far and wide, including churches – Breckles, Caston, Great
coach parties, children, in fact, Hockham, Stow Bedon and
people of all ages. They all delighted Thompson and that was achieved
in in the theme of this year’s event, with the generous participation of
‘The Creation’. those who attended, our sponsors and
Each of the six churches was a mass advertisers and those who gave their
of colour with creative knitting, time and energy towards the large
crochet work, inspired craftwork and total raised as a consequence.
all complemented with fresh flower Very soon, in readiness, for
arrangements. No one could help but Christmas, there will be 2018
marvel at the craftsmanship that went Calendars showing a selection of
into every single item on display, photographs from the event captured
from the Octopus to the Angels, from by Alan Porter. Prices start at just £5.
the Meerkats to the Strawberry beds, Take a look on the website:
many of them crafted from 10cm www.blossomandyarn.co.uk for
knitted squares. There were over details or contact Lynne direct on
15000 knitted squares, all of which 01953 483640 or email
had then to be transformed into a lynnewellbelove@btinternet.com no later
character, an animal, a tree, a flower, than 31 October.

Geoff described his preparations for, and to, the devastated Caribbean islands; the
Watton Rotary participation in, this year's Marathon Des logistical hurdles in these undertakings are
Sables, which involved over a 1000 souls enormous, and it’s all done by volunteers!
Roundup running across the desert in Morocco over The club is donating the cost of a
Two interesting speakers in the past few 5 days in April. A full report on his ShelterBox from our Trust Fund; the net
weeks: on 31st August, Mark Webster, adventure was published in an earlier profits from our early September activities,
coordinator of the mid-Norfolk group of edition of this paper. We were pleased to £317, will help to pay for it. A little bit of
countryside & wildlife volunteers, was present Geoff with a cheque for £200 to that sum was achieved through ‘maggot
introduced by Mike Botting, himself a add to over £7,500 he'd already collected racing’ on the Military Vehicles day - every
conservation volunteer. Mark gave a for Cancer Research through sponsorship. little helps! Pictures can be seen on our
spirited talk on his work involving many of On September 3rd and 9th the club was website - www.wattonrotary.org.uk - take a
our nearby woods & ponds. Some are not involved with the Carnival and Military look. Lastly, a reminder of our forthcoming
well known to the public and, although Vehicles day. The first day was about DixieMix traditional Jazz evening in the
accessible, can be quite difficult to find. At fundraising with our ever-popular bottle Queens Hall on Friday October 6th; tickets
our meeting of 14th September, we were straw draw whilst, the on the 9th, we were are available
visited by Rotarians from Swaffham and showing what Rotary does - including a from Adcocks
Felixstowe Rotary Clubs and we were all demonstration of a ShelterBox tent and at Just £12
entertained by a fascinating illustrated talk contents. Some 85 million people have including a
by Geoff Ray, the pharmacist director and been made homeless by natural disasters light supper..
founder of the excellent Total Health this year, and, as I write, there are 1,000
facility near Watton Medical Practice. ShelterBoxes & ShelterKits on, or en route

Ovington Dereham Indoor Bowls
During Sept the bowling green at Dereham has been fully
Village Hall refurbished with a new underlay and is rolling very fast.
Proceeds from the regular Monday The club are holding their presentation night on Friday 6th
morning coffee morning on 25 September October 7pm for 7.30 pm at the Club all welcome.
will go to MacMillan Cancer Care, so join Boston Bowls are bringing their bowls shop to our club on
us for coffee and cakes from 10.30am. Thursday 12th Oct 11 am to 6pm. Bowls equipment
On Saturday 7 October the village hall will including Bowls wear will be on sale.
be open for a “sausage sizzler” lunch The club has seen an increase in members entering leagues
between 12 and 2pm – no prizes for this season and a increase in Roll Ups. Regular coaching
guessing what’s on the menu! sessions for beginners are regularly organized plus
Advance dates for your diaries: Sunday 19 Advanced courses.
November – Afternoon Tea at the village We have a active Junior section which meets every Friday
hall; Saturday 9 December – the Village from 4pm
Bazaar (in conjunction with St John’s Til 6 pm ages from nine to seventeen welcome.just turn up.
Church, Ovington). Or contact Terry on 01362525042 for further information
The Wayland News October 2017 Page 6

Carbrooke Concert in the Church

A beautiful fine summer evening carrying the St John Ambulance Service our star soprano taking the stage, she was
welcomed everybody as they arrived to Maltese Cross to the front of the font. He supported by the Harmonettes. These are
enjoy the concert on Friday 25th August.. was followed carefully by the two large, a group of five ladies singing Acapella and
Guests, as they entered the church majestic mounted horses which placed took the crowd by storm with their range
grounds, were welcomed by a piper in a themselves each side of the font. People and repertoire. Emma followed and took
fine kilt playing a selection of Scottish were astounded at the spectacle and soon full advantage of the wonderful acoustics
tunes. The piper ushered people towards became aware of its relevance. The police of the church with her powerful rendition
the main West Door of the church where horses were enacting the right for a Knight of many popular classics. After three
they were greeted by two mounted police to take the Maltese Cross around the font encores, she was eventually able to end her
officers each sitting on magnificent once a year; a right which probably had not wonderful performance of what was a very
horses. They were supported by a been exercised for about nine hundred successful evening.
further officer, but nobody could work years. This is linked to the Knights The concert had been organised jointly to
out why they were there. Hospitallers and the Order of St John, part celebrate the granting of Heritage
After enjoying Prosecco and canapés, of Carbrooke’s eleventh century history Lottery Funds to Ovington Church
people had begun to make their way to and, in recent years, evolved into the St during the year, and the hoped-for funds
their seats, only to be stopped and John Ambulance Service that we know for Carbrooke, who are awaiting the
requested to make a large clearance today. HLF decision. There was a call for a
around the font. The police officer, in After that excitement, everybody enjoyed a further concert the same time next year.
full uniform, marched into the church stunning concert. Prior to Emma Nuule, Watch this space …

playgroup. We managed to raise a grand matched only by his astounding
Diabetes UK total of £79.80 which will go towards technical understanding of the
Eirlys Johnson, Funeral Director, was purchasing presents for the children at construction of both the atomic and the
our speaker in September. We were so Christmas.We run from the Youth & hydrogen bomb. When asked whether he
pleased that she was able to visit us, Community Centre, Harvey Street, had a formal background in nuclear
along with her son Ben, despite her busy Watton, 8.45am to 11.45am, Monday to physics he modestly replied that he was
schedule. Eirlys gave us an extremely Friday term time only. We still have self-taught and, as a boy, his interest in
interesting talk beginning from when she places available for anyone who is the subject began after watching
began working in her Father's heavy looking for somewhere to send their Valiants, Victors and Vulcans doing
plant hire business in Saham Toney, child from the age of two.You can call in their stuff.
through to how she began her own and see us or contact us on our mobile
Funeral Company. Eirlys has now been 07843772712 anytime, Angie on 01953
a funeral director for 25 years and her 883233 or Dawn on 01953 881382. We My Life in
eldest son, Ben, is about to follow in her offer 2, 3 & 4 year funding and children
footsteps starting his apprenticeship in do not have to be dry to attend. Cartoons
his Mother's business soon. Eirlys The Inner Wheel Club of Watton are
answered many questions from our putting on one of their popular afternoon
members and was warmly thanked by us West Norfolk events in the Queens Hall on Friday,
all. October 20th from 2.30p.m. when Mark
Our next meeting will be on Monday Aviation Society Reynolds alias MARKO will be talking
October 9th 10.15 am, at the Pentecostal Paul Jackson was the speaker at the about his life as a cartoon artist. Mark is
Church, Watton (whom we thank for the meeting of the West Norfolk Aviation a great raconteur and the afternoon will
generous use of their facilities). Please Society this month. His two hour talk, be full of fun, with demonstrations,
see the posters for the speaker, as due to entitled Britain's Nuclear Deterrent, was anecdotes, impressions and plenty of
unforeseen circumstances, we are unable a cleverly interwoven piece of work name-dropping. See how cartoons can
to have our previously booked speaker. which captured the political and come to life with very simple lines!
For further information, please email technical developments during the Marko’s talk will be followed by a
rjwhrt56@btinternet.com or phone and period just after WW2 and, up to the splendid afternoon tea with plenty of
leave a message on 01953 884713 and I present day. For those of us who have homemade scones, cakes and other
will get back to you as soon as I can. lived through this period we should goodies provided by the ladies of the
perhaps consider ourselves extremely Inner Wheel. Tickets cost £8 and can be
fortunate that we remained blissfully obtained from Mullengers in Watton
Little Acorns ignorant of some of the details High Street or by ringing 01953881792.
surrounding military and political The proceeds will be shared between the
Playgroup ineptitude. The picture Paul painted Nook Appeal and other charities
Sunday 3rd September was Carnival day suggested that it was only by a great deal supported by Inner Wheel.
in Watton. It was a lovely dry day and of luck that any of us survived…..’Fate This promises to be a really fun
we had a stall selling unused and is the Hunter’. Paul’s incredible research afternoon, we hope to see you there!
donated toys trying to raise funds for the into the history of these events is Brenda Davis Club Correspondent.
The Wayland News October 2017 Page 7

The Inner
Wheel Club of
Watton
The new Inner Wheel year begins
in July and the first meeting started
off with a great treat when new
President Lesley Cowling
introduced Jane Clamp as her
music teacher 'extraordinaire'. Jane
entertained the assembled
members and visitors on the piano,
flute, clarinet and saxophone. Her
repertoire was varied from little
known classical pieces to very well
known songs. A rendering of the
Moonlight Sonata lost many in the
feeling and expression of the
moment.
Jane's reminisences of her
childhood piano lessons was
amusing and told of her journey
from pupil to the music teacher she
would become. A clamour for an
encore brought the playing of
Misty on the saxophone which she
described as her favourite
instrument
The August meeting was a visit to
Lexham Hall gardens . We were
extremely lucky to make a
privately arranged visit this
beautiful garden on a perfect
summer morning. Greeted by the
owners, Neil and Anthea Foster we President Lesley Cowling with Jill and Peter Beech
were told of the history of the Hall
beginning in 1568 when John and continued by her son and his wife. surprise for one of our members then as
Wright from Weeting acquired the Most of the party were then led on a President Lesley asked everyone
existing Manor and rebuilt it over wonderful walk through the gardens present to congratulate Jill and Peter
many years until it formed the core and wide parkland to the river, while Beech on their Diamond Wedding due
of the present Hall by 1630. It has those less energetic wandered slowly in a few days time and presented them
been continuously occupied until through the colourful gardens in the with an anniversary rose from the club
the present day, including being walled garden to arrive at the tearoom members.
taken over by the army during the to await the others. The borders were Mr & Mrs Foster were thanked for their
Second World War, when it also alive with phlox, agapanthus, warm welcome and everyone went
became the home for Dr Barnado's rudbeckias, hydrangeas and many home having enjoyed the morning
boys. This period completely others all making up a superb sight in enormously and vowing to return on
destroyed the gardens but they the sunshine. one of the Hall's Open Days perhaps to
were designed and replanted by the We were then treated to coffee and see the snowdrops in February.
next owner, Mrs William Foster cakes and a welcome rest. There was a Brenda Davis, Club Correspondent

What’s on at St Mary’s Ashill and Holme Hale
Church, Watton Garden Club
Open Church The Church will be open Wed 10.30- The 2017 AGM was David Green's last as Chairman and,
3.00pm & Thurs 10-12.30pm. You are welcome to as such, his annual report was a reflection of the last 7
come into church to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, years. Many in the audience of 58 were not members
say a prayer & light a candle, or just to look round. when David took up the post in September 2010. At that
Church members will welcome you and serve time the membership numbered about 20 and the Club
refreshments. had just moved from Ashill Community Centre to The
Saturday 30th September 3-4.30pm Harvest Pavilion at Holme hale. This move appears to have been
Cream Tea £2.50 Raffle, Produce, Come along and instrumental in the growth of the Club which now has
view the Harvest floral decorations, whilst enjoying over 90 members, 80% of whom live outside the Ashill
tea and cake. Proceeds towards the ministry of St and Holme Hale boundaries. David took the opportunity
Mary’s Church to thank all those who had given their time and expertise
The September Winner of the 100 Club Draw to the various tasks which have helped to make the Club
Number 45 Janet Selvey such a success. This includes not only the important posts
Thursday 5th October 10-12noon Thursday Chat a of Treasurer and Secretary but also catering, plant sales,
social coffee morning, at St Mary’s Church all the flower show, raffle, outings, speakers, newsletter,
welcome publicity and web site.
Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th October 9.30am Story David paid a particular tribute to John Vincent, who was
Bags at St Mary’s Church for parents and preschool founder and first Chairman of the Club. We are delighted,
children during term time only. therefore, that John has agreed to be our first President.
Sunday 15th October 2.30pm-4.00pm Café Stop at The election of a new Chairman was not so straight
The Blenheim Centre, Tedder Close, Watton. Crafts forward. In the absence of any other nominees David
for all the family, free refreshments. Priestley agreed to take the title of Chairman in addition to
Friday 20th October 2.30pm Watton Community being Treasurer. When necessary he will be assisted in the
Cinema at St Mary’s: Screening “Hidden Figures” running of meetings by various members of the
Refreshments from 1.30pm. Tickets at the box Management Committee.
office on the day. Following the AGM, the winners in the Vegetable Show
Saturday 21st October 7.15pm Watton Community were announced. Best in show went to Wendy Churchill
Cinema at St Mary’s: Screening “Hidden Figures” for five mixed vegetables. The most unusual entry must
Refreshments from 6.15pm. Tickets at the box have been five striped grape sized fruit which are,
office on the day. apparently, a cross between a cucumber and a melon. The
Thursday 26th October 2-4.30pm Messy Church at day ended with an auction of the entries. Richard
St Mary’s, (please note change of time) all age fun, Leighton, aka the auctioneer, did a great job whipping up
friendship, food, craft and games. Children please competition between the bidders and raising some
bring an adult. additional funds for the Club. David Green was presented
Thursday 2nd November 7.30pm All Souls’ with a gift in recognition of his hard work for the Club
Requiem Service at St Mary’s Church with the and we look forward to his continuing involvement as a
Horatio Singers member, who, no doubt, will sit at the back and heckle!
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For part of the morning the team
Wayland runs a separate dedicated session
GCSE Level Memory Cafe for carers, where they can share
their problems and support each
A good sing song was enjoyed by other. It is sometimes a relief to
Maths Tuition the Wayland Memory Cafe in
Watton. The Music was provided
by The 2 Johns on violin and
find another carer who is
experiencing the same difficulties.
We are a friendly group providing
Available in Hingham piano accordion. Singing for those a safe and relaxing environment.
living with memory loss is a way If you are living with memory loss
Contact: Trudy Winfield (BA) of joining in with others. Also or would like to be a volunteer in
gives a feeling of wellbeing and the group you will be most

01953 851966 inclusion. During the morning
sessions we share tea, coffee,
biscuits and conversation. With
welcome, please get in touch. We
meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday
of the month. from 10am - 12
the help of volunteers we look at Noon in the Christian Community
memory books and memory Centre in Watton High Street.
boxes, also this year we are We can be contacted through
planting bulbs in pots ready for Wayland Partnership on 01953
spring. The games played go 880202 or Eileen K on
down well, especially skittles 07887581501.
which are played with gusto!

quiet we decided to call it a day no and I don’t think the general public
Wayland Men’s sooner had we packed everything Watton and realises just how much money is
away than the heavens opened,we involved. This is where the money
Shed were lucky but some stall holder
District Branch from the poppy collection every
Well I dont know where the
summer has gone this year but
were caught out in the open and at of the Royal November goes. Did you know this?
On a different more social note our
the mercy of the weather.
winter now seems to be on the Our Quiz & ChipsEvening (Fish & British Legion lunch club went for Afternoon Tea
horizon and its time to get those Chips half way thru) Malcolm with our Padre at The Vicarage. The
outside job finished before its too organized earlier in the year proved This last month has been quite a busy tea, sandwiches and cake went down
late, this week some of the guys to be very popular so another one is one for the branch. Some of our a storm. The weather was just right
have been up on the workshop being arranged for the 20th of members attended a Branch and the vicarage garden a lovely
roof clearing years vegitation that October this time we will be Information day at North Walsham setting. We give our thanks to Rev’d
has been allowed to grow out of limited to 30 people as last time where they heard from speakers from Gerry Foster for the very pleasant
control and causing some damp pvoved to be too crowded when we many sections of The Legion telling afternoon. Our next outing will be
in the walls with this now done had 40 people attending. us exactly how The Legion helps the on Friday 27 October to The
its one less thing to worry about, Our Bi weekly lunch out at the armed forces community. The Richmond Park Golf Club. Let me
well done lads a job well done "Willow House" is now proving to Legion is not very good at blowing know if you would like to come.
and dusted. be very popular with several its own trumpet and all the good We had a stall at the Military Vehicle
Its hard to believe its been nearly members attending each time, we work they do is left to people’s event at St Mary’s church on the 9
a year since we moved into The meet up at 12.30 -1pm on imagination. It is really about time September. The rain held off until
Old School House in Church Wednesdays the next Luncheon is that The Royal British Legion told near the end so we were very lucky.
Walk, when we moved in the on 20th September. the country what they did to help the This is the first stall we have had in a
building was begining to look Well time to call it a day so here is armed forces community. long time. We were not there to
very tired and run down but over our list of up and coming activities: Some of the services are the fundraise but to raise the awareness
these past months its seems to 19th September, 10 Ten Pin provision of care homes for the of the local populace that Watton and
have come alive again with all Bowling in Dereham. Members elderly, break centres, financial District branch is still here,
the coming and going, the Book Now! 4th October, advice, transitioning into civvie fundraising comes later!!
activity and the banter when the Committee Meeting, Members street, respite and recovery, Slowly but surely we are getting new
members get together the old Only, 7pm sharp Please. 20th employment, remembrance and members. There is still a long way to
building seems to have a new October, Quiz & Chip Nite, At our campaigning for change. Some of go for us to be classed as a thriving
lease of life and long may it Hall in Church Walk. 7pm start, these services may be delivered by us branch. The more members we have
continue. Book Now! 13th December, WMS or things such as breaks by our the more we can offer them. If you
On the 9th September we attended Christmas Dinner, at Broom Hall, partners such as Haven or Centre are interested please come along and
the "Military Day" at St Marys Members and Partners Only Parcs. Although our members were join us. You do not need to be a
Church,Watton, luckily the weather Remember we are open every aware of what The Legion can serving or ex serving member of the
held but it was overcast with sunny Monday and Wednesday 10am to provide some of the facts and figures armed forces; anyone can join as
spells,we had our stand there and 2pm and Saturdays 10am to 12pm were astonishing. long as they would like to support the
our mini Marquee (just in case!) email; Looking at the figures published for aims of The Legion. We really are a
sadly it was not attended as much waylandmensshed@gmail.net the year end of 2016, The Legion good bunch!!! We meet every 3rd
as we hoped with so many people Enqiuries Tel 01953 881004 Web spends approx. £49.3 million pounds Tuesday of the month. If you want
putting in so much work it would Site: waylandmensshed.com each year on welfare services. This to join you can contact our secretary
have been nice to have more Look foward to seeing you all. does not include the £26.1 million Helen Daly on 01953 885124 or by e
support from the local population, Cheers, Richard that is spent on care homes and break -mail helen.daly126@tesco.net.
at around 3pm with it becoming centres. The amounts are staggering
The Wayland News October 2017 Page 9
as their whippy branches will flail about in October is the start of the planting season for
In Your Garden winter’s strong wind and worse, will split tulips and hyacinths. If you have heavy soil it
allowing disease in. Pruning them will also might be as well to plant in containers.
with Lotta Potts reduce the need of sweeping up their leaves. On Back to the housework. October is the time
Well September turned into November rather the subject of leaves, these will come down in we are recommended to clean the greenhouse.
quickly didn’t it? Last year we had a very hot large numbers once we have a good old autumn You need old clothes, a bucket of warm water
spell - 34deg. C on 12th and this year gale. This lets us have the childhood fun of and some disinfectant – Jeyes’ Fluid is
overcoats at the ready and wondering about scuffing through the heaps of them but they reliable. Wash down the glass and make sure
the proximity of a frost. They always say that won’t do the lawn any good. Rake them up, put to scrub the glazing bars and places where
if you don’t like our weather just give it a few them in bin bags, pierce some holes in the bags glass panels overlap as these areas collect dirt
minutes. So what can we expect/hope for in and leave well alone until next year when you and insects looking for a cosy place to spend
October? Anything at all I suppose. So all will have lovely leaf-mould. Once you’ve the winter. Then wash down the outside. I
we can do is make a bit of a plan and see rescued the lawn remove any leaves from the think it goes without saying that a nice, fine,
where it gets us. At the moment I feel a good crowns of perennials as if left rot will set in. dry day is required. As a bonus give the pots
plan would be to raise the drawbridge Leaves can be left on borders as this will give a wash as well. It is recommended that as a
(figuratively speaking) and hibernate. Come the worms a bit of exercise and will improve the final touch you should fumigate the
the beginning of October it might change to soil. greenhouse by lighting a sulphur candle and
everybody outside in tee shirts and have a If you didn’t manage to do the autumn closing the door quickly. Leave it for several
picnic. maintenance on the lawn in September, now is hours until the smoke has subsided and the
Even more depressing than the weather is the the last opportunity to do the raking up of thatch fumes dispersed before opening up again. I
prospect that most of the next few months in and moss, spiking and topdressing on a fine day. have to stress I have never, ever, tried this; I
the garden will be dark, damp and very likely There shouldn’t be any need to mow now so am just passing on advice from my guru Mr.
cold. The clocks go back this month as well although the lawn will look awful for a while, T. If you have plants over-wintering in the
so if you have to work long hours your time in once the topdressing has been washed into the greenhouse it might be as well to use bubble-
the garden will be very limited. Oh dear. holes made by spiking the grass will carry on wrap to insulate it. There is a horticultural
Come on Lotta things will be better than that! slowly until spring. Of course if we have an version as opposed to the industrial type but
Concentrate on October. exceptionally mild winter it might be necessary have never seen the difference.
It can, indeed, be a golden month with tree to keep mowing right through but not frequently For vegetable growers, harvest just about
foliage in full glorious flight as the plants shut thank goodness. everything now. The main crop potatoes
down for recuperation in the winter. Acers are It used to be the case that border renovation should be dug up and stored before the slugs
the best example of this as they really show off was carried out in October – removing entire get to them but carrots and parsnips are better
in all colours of the yellow to red range. The clumps, splitting and re-planting but these left in the ground and dug fresh as required.
glory of these is they come in all sizes to suit days as there are so many plants that keep However, if you have a heavy soil or it’s very
small gardens (even in large containers) up to going until first frosts it’s now quite wet it’s better to dig them up by the middle of
the biggest estates. Other plants that shine are acceptable to leave this task until spring. The November and store. Ah, pumpkins and
those with berries. Perhaps the best-known are downside of this is that there are so many squashes. Wait as long as you dare before
the pyracanthas with yellow, orange or red things to do in spring it can get left until the harvest. This is a ‘hold your breath’ exercise
berries after beautiful spring blossom. They are clumps are so over-grown they don’t flower as they will continue to ripen but a proper
also known for their vicious thorns but these as well as they might. Guilty as charged on frost or very damp weather may well ruin
might be the reason birds tend to leave the that one. Maybe compromise is the answer them so get them under cover. The big thing
berries until late in the year, benefiting the and do some now by dealing with plants that about planting in October is alliums: onions,
owner with a longer display. The tangutica are over for the year and leave the still- shallots and garlic, although this last can wait
varieties of clematis are still going in October productive ones until spring. One good thing until November. Well worth doing.
although their best month is supposed to be about gardening, it’s very flexible. Not all So now there’s a lot of bare soil – winter
September. Look out for them in nurseries as plants need to be dug up and split every year digging time. If you don’t do this every year
they have small yellow flowers with purple but keep an eye on them. When the clump is or have raised beds then just turn it slightly
middles and huge seed-heads. Many people too big there will be a gap in the middle and and mulch with compost or spent grow bags
grow them for the show of seed-heads as they the outside will be falling away. Dig it up, or compost from containers you have emptied.
are spectacular – silky explosions of white and split it by either putting two garden forks in Even if you have dug or mulched you still
they very often come alongside the flowers. back to back and pull them apart. If you don’t need to keep weeding.
There’s quite a variety of flowers to grow this have two garden forks (not many people do)
month. Check back on September as many just drive a spade through the middle and cut
plants flowering then will carry on through this part away and dump it. The rest can then Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu
October and maybe longer. Michaelmas daisies, be split into however many pieces you want as So another month has passed and summer
colchicums, cyclamen hederifolium, dahlias, long as they have plenty of feeding roots – the appears to be well and truly over! So what better
sternbergia lutea. nice fine ones and a bit of shoot. Give them a to do on those gloomy grey evenings than to
Perennials should be cut back after flowering so decent planting hole to encourage them to get join us at Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu. With the club
they don’t trail all over the place and make a their roots out into the surrounding soil but headquarters ensconced in the beautiful village
mess. It’s quite astonishing how much compost save the fertilizer until spring. You don’t of Caston ( and clubs available in neighbouring
can be had from one or two geranium plants. need thin sappy growth now as any sort of a towns) we offer something for everyone if all
These may still produce the very occasional frost will kill it. If you create a gap, have a ages and abilities.
flower but it’s really not worth keeping all the look round the sheds or nurseries to see what Classes available from the age of four years and
messy bits for the sake of them. Roses should plants are available. Some may still have a coached by fully trained and dedicated
be half-pruned to prevent wind rock. Just sale of perennials going on so take advantage. instructors we offer discipline, self confidence
reduce the stems by about a third and leave the Keep planting bulbs. The daffodils should and physical fitness in a fun and safe
technical stuff until March. Shrubs like tall have gone in in September but can still be environment.
lavatera and buddleja will benefit from a prune planted in the ground or containers and late Why not come along for a free trail.

the food, we will watch a video exploring the
Come and join us for big issues around faith and unpack the basics of
Christianity, addressing questions such as Who
our Alpha Course is Jesus? and How can I have faith?
After the video we will have the chance to share
A joint venture between The Fountain of Life, St thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply
Mary's Watton, St Nicholas' Ashill, St Peter and St discuss it in a small group. There’s no
Paul's Carbrooke, St John's Ovington and St George's obligation to say anything and there’s nothing
Saham Toney you can’t say. You will not be judged and you
Who? Anyone who wants to know more about can even say that you don't believe, it's your
God and the Christian faith. It doesn't matter if chance to be who you are whilst learning about
you go to church every week or have never what others believe. It’s a wonderful
stepped into a church in your life; we will all opportunity to hear from others and contribute
learn something new. your own perspective in an honest, friendly and
What? Alpha is a series of sessions exploring open environment.
the basics of the Christian faith. When? The course is only 10 weeks long, every
Run over ten weeks, each session looks at a Wednesday evening from and including the 4th
different question that people can have about October 2017. We begin with supper at 7.00pm.
faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s An extra day will also form part of the course
just an open, informal and honest space to and this is on Saturday 28th October.
explore and discuss life’s big questions How ? Contact the office at Fountain of Life
together. church admin@folchurch.co.uk or 01760
Our Alpha evening will begin as all good 441902; St Mary’s church office or speak to one
evenings do, with food and a chance to meet of your local vicars: Jane Atkins, Gerry Foster
others on the same journey of exploration. After or Stephen Mawditt.
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Watton Churches Together New to Watton -
St. Mary’s Church, Watton
www.stmaryswatton.org
Follow us @StMarysWatton
Bowen Therapy
Open for Visitors Wednesday 10.30-3.00pm What do Chief Scout Bear Grylls, Australian model Elle Mc
Thursday 10-12.30pm. Pherson, singer Kylie Minogue and footballer Dwight York
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, on all have in common?
01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays between They all favour the complementary therapy known as
10.30am and 12 noon—–Gerry Foster Bowen Therapy or Bowen Technique to restore balance
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion, 2nd within their body.
Wednesday Morning Worship; Thursdays 5pm - 5.30pm Bowen Technique is a natural, holistic, gentle and non-
Sat 9.30am - 10am Parish Prayers; 5pm - 6pm Pray & Praise intrusive therapy involving small, gentle, rolling
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm movements over the client’s muscles, tendons, ligaments
Tel: 01953 881252 email:wattonchurch@gmail.com and soft tissues. It can be beneficial for people of all ages
including children and new-born infants. Bowen Therapy
Sun 1st Harvest Thanksgiving may be used to treat ailments and injuries but may also help
8.00am Holy Communion to maintain balance and sense of wellbeing..
10.00am Harvest Holy Communion Developed by Tom Bowen in Australia, it is now taught in
Sun 8th 8.00am Holy Communion Australian universities to osteopathy students. It is a
10.00am Informal Holy Communion therapy that aims to let the body heal itself, working on the
Sun 15th 8.00am Holy Communion theory that the body recognises problems and imbalance
10.00am Holy Communion and will make the necessary changes to bring itself back to
2.30pm Café Stop at Blenheim Centre a state of equilibrium. Working with multiple ‘procedures’
Sun 22nd 8.00am Holy Communion dependent on the client’s ailment or condition and the aim
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 of the treatment is to encourage the body to re-align itself.
12 noon Holy Baptism Extreme adventurer Bear Grylls broke his back aged 21
Sun 29th 8.00am Holy Communion when training with the SAS after a parachute failed to open.
10.30am Group Service Holy Communion Extensive rehabilitation enabled him get back to normal
at St Nicholas’ Church Ashill activity but suffering continual twinges and pains he said he
always felt physically ‘unbalanced’ by the injury. Bowen
Watton Methodist Church Therapy has enabled a structural alignment for Bear Grylls
www.wattonmethodist.btck.co.uk
to ease the impact of the injury. The full story can be read
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and
at: http://dailym.ai/2y5vOJi
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am It’s your quiet place. At
Bowen Therapist, Natalie Maskell says of Bowen, “2
10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large
questions I am often asked are:
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member.
Is Bowen like Osteopathy or a Chiropractor? The difference is
Sun 1st 10.30am Mrs S Mann
that Bowen is not about manipulating or manually/physically
6.30pm Miss J Woor
adjusting to re-align the structure of the body - Bowen works
Sun 8th 10.30am Local Arrangement
with fascia, across muscles and structures and is very subtle.
6.30pm Rev E Reddington
Is Bowen a massage? It is not a massage. Bowen
Sun 15th 10.30am Mr & Mrs NTubby
Therapists do not use oils and there is no prolonged
6.30pm Rev E Reddington
pressure, rubbing or friction in the moves that we make –
Sun 22nd 10.30am Rev E Reddington
the Bowen Technique is a gentle rolling movement over the
6.30pm Mrs E Warby
muscles.
Sun 29th 10.30am Mr A Warby
Also, Bowen is not just about the potential to help with
6.30pm Local Arrangement
injuries and symptoms of disease, it is a holistic treatment
Roman Catholic Community and can be used as an ongoing tool for well being”.
Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church Information about what conditions may be relieved by
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill Bowen Therapy can be viewed at www.bowen-
Tuesdays at 10.00am Holy Communion technique.co.uk the website for The Bowen Association
UK, including such issues as chronic pain, frozen shoulder,
Sun 1st 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday for
school age children headaches and migraine, sciatica, neck pain and whiplash,
Sun 8th 9.30am Family Holy Communion emotional stress, carpal tunnel, infant colic, sleep disorders,
Sun 15th 9.30am Harvest Thanksgiving tennis elbow, RSi, bronchial and respiratory problems,
Sun 22nd 9.30am Holy Communion hamstring or groin strain and digestive conditions. Benefits
Sun 29th 10.30am Group Service of Holy Communion seen when treating children may include, better
concentration, improved sleep patterns and enhanced motor
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney control and behaviour.
Sun 1st 11.00am Lay Led Worship Natalie is now offering Bowen Therapy locally from
Sun 8th 11.00am Family Holy Communion Wayland Wellness Clinic in Watton. To find out more
Sun 15th 11.00am All Age Worship about Bowen Therapy or to book an appointment, contact
Sun 22nd 11.00am Holy Communion the clinic on 01953 886860 or visit 8 Thetford Road,
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke Watton, Norfolk, IP25 6FA.
Sun 1st 10.30am Family Holy Communion Holy Baptism
Sun 8th 10.30am Harvest Thanksgiving Dance Away at The Queens Hall
Sun 15th 10.30am Holy Communion
Sun 22nd 10.30am Lay Led Worship Ballroom, Latin & Sequence Dancing
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington October 7th 7.30pm - 10.30pm Admission £4
to be held in the Village Hall
Sun 1st 9.30am Songs of Praise
Sun 15th 10.30am Pet Service SAHAM W I
'PRE-LOVED SALE'
All Saints Church, Threxton SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER
Join us for Harvest Thanksgiving at All Saints Church 09.30 - 11.00 am
Threxton. on Sunday 1st October at 3 p.m.
WELLS COLE COMMUNITY CENTRE
BELL LANE SAHAM TONEY

CASTON AUTUMN Clothing - Linen - Bric-a-Brac
Nearly new - Toys Books - Raffle
Tea and coffee available 30p entry
CRAFT FAIR
Raising Funds for Saham WI
ON SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER Donations can be collected locally
AT CASTON VILLAGE HALL NR17 1DD 10AM TO 3PM by telephoning 01953 884880
For More Details or Stalls contact Any items that are left at the end of
Denise on 01953-483961 the sale will be donated to the
East Anglian Air Ambulance
Fund-Raising for Caston Village Hall for their fundraising
The Wayland News October 2017 Page 11
Please remember that the Bereavement Café is Prior, Jim Adams and Graham Vellam won all
Ashill Community Centre Clairvoyant still taking place on the last Thursday in the three of their round robin matches and with the
month at Babaco on the High Street from 4:00 best shot difference were the declared winners.
Cheese & Wine Evening Saturday 7th October 7pm Tickets £5 Charity Evening to 6:00 if you feel you would like some support In the 2 Wood Pairs played during July there
Call Jo 01760 441 046 or Martin 01760 447 484 At 7pm on Saturday 11th November a Charity after the death of a loved one. were winners of the two leagues which resulted
evening in aid of the Mitrofanoff Support There are some exciting new developments in in a play-off final on the BBQ day. Pat Prior
Ashill Harmony Choir present Songs from the Musicals Saturday Group, has been arranged at The Wells Cole the Project. We are planning to start a new and Kevin Simpson came out as the winners
14th October Raffle & Bar Tickets 01760 440302 Ctn., Saham Toney IP25 7HD. It will be hosted craft group at The Grange in Great against Jim Adams and John Hunter. Finals
by Penny Francis from Saham Hills and Chris Cressingham, once again open to all. If you day in September started with the Open
Pudding Evening Saturday 25th November 6.30pm. Naughty but Jacobs from Stamford, Lincs. Both are knit, sew, crochet, make cards or any craft at Singles. Charles Newman champion in 2010
nice home-made puddings. Tickets £5 Ring Jo or Martin (above) International Mediums and will be giving a all, come and join us for our first meeting on could not on this occasion overcome the
demonstration of Clairvoyance for all to enjoy! Thursday 5th October 2017 from 2:00pm to younger man Kevin Wilson who won by 21-
Penny and Chris are both giving their time in 4:00pm, we will be discussing what we would 10. The 4 Wood Pairs saw the holders Kevin
aid of this charity for free. Due to popularity like to do and how often the group will operate. Wilson and John Hunter retaining their trophy
entrance will be by ticket only, £8 per head It is free, there will be cake as well as tea and by beating Sonia and Richard Exley 25-9.
from the following Watton numbers call or text coffee. Come and stay the whole two hours or Bradenham proved the better team over the
079779940964 or 0799076230 or just drop in for a short period of time. two legs played home and away in the Ashby
07763478917 to purchase prior to the night. As always if you have any queries about any of Shield. They had resounding wins in both
There will be a raffle with donations from local the above or you feel you would like to offer a matches and thereby held onto the shield for
people and businesses, the bar will be open and bit of help, please contact me on 01953 880235 another year.
there is easy access and plenty of parking! or 07856 876920 The season is finally ending on Sunday 24th
The Mitrofanoff Support Group was formed as September.
a registered charity in 2010 by Kyla Rogers to The Saturday 10.00 am coffee mornings started
give support and back up to those with The Ovington on the 16th September and will continue
congenital bladder problems, nerve damage throughout the close season until April 2018. A
and prostate or bladder cancer once having Crower warm welcome awaits anyone new to the area
under gone this very complex operation known By Boy Sid or to anyone thinking of maybe taking up
as a mitrofanoff. A young Watton resident, Evnin ter orl on yer. Whooly rum ole wetha bowling. The health experts recommended this
who is doing well, underwent this surgery last wos bin gooin on hent it. sociable sport for both physically and mental
year and the money is being raised as a Thank Horry cum rownd larst wik an sed his byke hev attributes.
You for all the support that was received both bin pinshed owtsyde tha pub. Cor he wos The Annual General Meeting is being held in
here and in other cases locally. suffin ror, not jist cos he lorst his byke he wunt the club room at the Sports Centre on Tuesday
The support offered is to all involved in tew ‘pressed by tha coppas at tha perlise 17th October at 2.00 pm. The Presentation
whatever capacity and they do so by telephone, stearshun. dinner is at Broom Hall on Saturday 28th
social media, Skype and meetings. This He med a full steartmunt ter tha perlise men on October at 7.00pm
support is invaluable and unobtainable dooty an tell em ter put best man on tha job,
elsewhere. The Society has had backing from cors thass whoy he pay rearts fer proper
fund raising and various companies over the loranorder. Bradenham and
years but after 7 years they are now begining to He say “They arsked me fer skipshun an I tell
struggle financially. em they kin see Iym five feet eart wi’ wi wun District
There are many posters within Watton shops sloopin showlder but no moor reel stingwishin
and Library for further information. Tickets are marx” “ No yew sorft ole tewl” say this yung Horticultural
already selling, so we hope to see you there! copper, still wet ahynd ahind tha lugs an likkin
his pensil. “We wotter know wot yar wehikel Society
look like so we kin mownt biggust byke hunt Our annual Autumn Show was held on
The HAPPY Project ever sin in Norfik. Infermearshun rooms set up Saturday 2nd September and what a glorious
Well! The summer holidays for most people rite crores tha cownty, I rekun we myte hatter day it was. At this point I must thank Les for
are over, the children are back to school and it corl in interpool, them FBI lot an best brearns making our set-up very easy and stress-free.
will soon be Christmas! upper Scotland Yard. Once the hall was ready we had 18 people
The HAPPY Project is still very busy and I am Whyle weer attit less tell ‘specter Morse, through the door with 156 exhibits. I don’t
enjoying delivering the service. I was sad Sharlok Hooms an thet chap alonga need to trawl the archives to know that that is
however, that I missed the date for publication Midsummer way. Thatell dew afor I ring up definitely a record. It was particularly
in September because I was on Grandma Hoom Sekrtuery tew git orl tha eerports shut satisfying to see that quite a few new members
duties. We looked after Katie and Thomas down….” had entered and long may that last. As a judge
whilst their parents attended a wedding, I had Horry wos gitten tha preshun this heer client once said to me ‘without the village shows
just relaxed one evening, having had a busy wos tearkin tha ryze owter him, and sed ter him there would be no Chelsea’. That doesn’t bear
day with the children. We had completed the ter mynd his plearse, an howd he lyke it if thinking about! The lovely weather also
night time routine of bath time, stories and sumwum cum long an nick his pander mooter brought in a larger number than usual of guests
cleaning teeth and into bed when a little voice wen he wotter git hoom fer tee an dew shoppin who joined us for tea and a look round at the
called Grandma, so off I trotted upstairs and on way. Diffrunt yarn then entit. Horry worned exhibits. If any of you are reading this please
this little boy with wide eyes, said “Grandma, him anorl if they dint git thar finger owt, he’d come and see us on a third-Thursday-in-the-
what do Scorpions eat”? I said “Do you mean teark lor itter his own hans an former month meeting. We do try to make these
you have brought me all the way upstairs to willujanty groop. Thas wen he left it. evenings (7.30pm start) as interesting as
ask that, we will talk about it in the morning” . An blarst it if his byke wunt back in his shud possible, with a mix of gardening and social
. . so answers on a postcard, please. wen he got hoom from perlise stearshun on tha events. We are winding up this year for open
Less of my diverse ramblings, what have we bus. Horry wunt sayin his tellin orf did ner meetings, the next (and last for 2017) being
been up to with The HAPPY Project? We had good, cos boy Willy cum rownd ter his tew 16th November when we shall be treated to a
a very busy time at The Wayland Show, lots of arsk if he wos greartful an wos theer award fer travel talk, which may or may not include a
people enjoyed making bracelets and bringin back stolen propity? few garden visits in far-flung places.
decorating sun visors and masks. It was such a Willy sed he fownd it inna tha hidje jist parst So to the show results – the Silverware was
fun day. thole Chapil. awarded as follows:
The Watton Carnival was also a wonderful day He knew thet wos Horry’s corser orl tha string Autumn Shield for highest points in Show –
we chatted lots of folk and all in all had a very wot wos howldin tha mudgards on. He dint Ralph Kinsley
good day. The Town was buzzing with people, know heed lorst it, but he thowt the twos a bit Chairman’s Cup to the lady (not the Shield
we were challenged by the windy weather that funny cors Horry wunt in tha hidje long wi’ it. winner) for highest points in Show– Barbara
threatened to blow the Gazebo away, but we Horry hossed a cuppler pyntser myld itter him Steward
survived! down pub ter say thank-yer. Gentlemen’s Cup to the gentleman (not Shield
The Family Art and Craft Group unfortunately, Cownsil Chairmawtha is still being nice tew winner) for highest points in Show – Michael
didn’t operate in August because the HAPPY me, gittin worrit cos I rekkun shees arta suffin, Simmons
Helpers all had commitments so we do wot I hent got. Sid Lancaster Cup to the winner of The Trug of
apologise for that hiatus, but we are back in Well thas toime tew be hossin up woodin hill, Vegetables – Ralph Kinsley
business now. The next meeting will be the so fare yew well and Dew yew keep a troshin Sid Lancaster Plate to the winner of The Bowl of
second Saturday in October in Ashill Boy Sid. Fruit – Ralph Kinsley
Community Centre from 10:00 to 12:00, we W.I. Horticultural Cup for the best Flower
hope to see you there. We have some Arrangement ‘A Happy Memory’ - Anne-Marie
interesting ideas of autumn crafts to try as well Watton Haskey
as some suggestions from the children. In Michael Simmons Cup for the Best Vegetable in
September, the children enjoyed making (Loch Neaton) Show – Ralph Kinsley for Onions
amongst other things, Gingerbread men, they Woolnough Trophy for the best Vase of Flowers
also celebrated one of the children’s birthdays Bowls Club – Ralph Kinsley
with chocolate cake, thank you for that Watton Bowls Club have completed another President’s Plate for the highest points in the
Rosemary! season with mixed results. Playing in three Domestic Section – Katy Hillier
I don’t often talk about the Men’s Shed leagues, the County EBA, the Ashill & District Our thanks to our Judges Sandra and Fred
because Richard keeps everyone informed of Mixed League and the Age Concern League, Howard (fruit, vegetables and flowers), Gina
their events, but two events I must mention they finished in last position in all leagues. Scleater (domestic section) and Michael
were the first aid courses that I arranged for Although with the membership of 33 there Simmons who judges the vegetables for the Cup
them. Both sessions were very different but were occasions when, unfortunately, it was he kindly donated. My personal thanks to
such fun watching them put one another in the difficult to field a full team. everyone who entered, sorted out the records,
recovery position and rifling through first aid At the end of August there was the annual bought raffle tickets, consumed teas and helped
boxes to decide what the correct components charity day of bowling followed by a BBQ. put everything away until next time. That will be
were. Thank you to Mark from First Aiducate The grand total of £300 was raised for EACH, our Spring Show so keep an eye on the press for
for delivering those two courses and to Babaco the children’s hospice. This included the details.
who provided us with a delicious lunch. The money donated from Ron’s President day. Marianne Kilmartin, Chairman/Show Secretary,
Shed members now have the knowledge to The club competitions were completed as Society details 01362 820744
deal with an emergency should one happen. scheduled. In the Anniversary Triples, Pat
The Wayland News October 2017 Page 12

Watton Evening WI
How ‘enchanting’ to see so many turn
out for this year’s Carnival. The
costumes were terrific and it was
delightful to see families enjoying the
beautiful sunny day. We had a great time
speaking to all those who visited our stall
manned by members, hopefully winning
tombola prizes and the children’s bran
tubs all prepared by the Craft Group. The
Craft Group are now preparing gifts and
prizes for the Festive Market and
learning new skills along the way.
Murder came to Watton in the guise of a
Murder Mystery Trail at our last meeting.
Teams wandered the streets following
clues to discover the murderer and
weapon used all culminating in a prize
draw and refreshments. Those members
whose mobility was impaired used an
adapted version using photographs of the
clues. Our committee provide us with an
extremely varied programme and
members are intrigued as to the topic of Lunch Club this month, King’s Café, Our numbers are increasing and we
our next speaker, the title being ‘Miss Shipdham. Afternoon Tea was enjoyed as a welcomed several guests at our last
Whiplash’ on 12th October. late lunch. Im sure we will be repeating meeting with many joining our
Congratulations to the victorious team this in the future - the staff were very Membership. Should you wish to join us
who represented our Branch at the friendly and the Afternoon Tea delicious. as a guest (guest fee £3.50) please make
challenge match of Boules against Always nice to visit somewhere different to yourself known when arriving at WCCC on
Thompson. The practice sessions broader our horizons. the 2nd Thursday of the month for a
certainly paid off. So that’s, one win to The Walking Group are progressing along 7.30pm start so that we can team you with
Thompson for the Rounders and one win the Peddars Way and have now moved on a mentor for the evening. Should you wish
to Watton for the Boules. Wonder what to Swaffham. There were 6 members this to find out more please contact either our
the next challenge will be? time so it was a pleasant group, walking President Anita on 01953 882151 or our
Members visited a new venue for the and chatting while keeping fit too. Secretary Carol on 01953 881006 .

a thing of great beauty, greatly the way quickly, while allowing everyone
Great Hockham enhanced by the natural rigors of time. an opportunity to get their oar in.
At various points the wall gives support Members who didn’t attend missed out
Gardening Club to some exceptional climbing plants on an excellent spread of cakes and
West acre Gardens: On Wednesday exhibited in their full maturity. Parts of savories – not forgetting prosecco, all
August 24th we managed to have our the enclosure are given over to an provided by our Programme Secretary,
(re-scheduled) visit to West Acre informal layout exhibiting many more Jane Dalton. There was also a slide show
Gardens near Kings Lynne. On this mature plants, many of them quite of the previous year’s club activities.
occasion the water was not coming out unusual. It’s always a wonder that, no Our competition results for the month
of the sky in buckets, although the sun matter how many gardens you visit, were as follows:
didn’t show until later on. you will invariably discover plants you Floral: First: Jane Dalton. Second:
West Acre gardens was originally the have never seen before. This was Patrick Alzetto. Third: Hazel Dunn.
kitchen garden of West Acre High another of those occasions. Other areas Fruit / Vegetables: First: Edward
House, but for the last 25 years has of the garden were given over to the Szczepanowski Second: Patrick Alzetto.
been operated as a separate enterprise propagation and retail side of the Third: Prue Szczepanowski.
by John and Sue Tuite. West Acre High business. Seasonal Photograph: First: Patrick
House was built in 1756 and was But by far the most important area of Alzetto. Second: Hazel Dunn. Third:
bought by the artist Anthony Gormley the garden was the tea and cake café. Prue Szczepanowski.
(Angel of the North) about six years This had only been opened only a All the above results are totalled up for
ago. couple of days earlier and we would the year and the winners having gained
On arrival we were greeted by John have missed it had we not been rained the most points, and receiving a massive
Tuite who took us on a guided tour. off two weeks previously. As we prize, were as follows.
The wall of the garden is in the layout arrived back at the car park for the Floral: Joint First: Hazel Dunn and Sue
of the letter ‘D’ with the straight journey home, the sun came out. Cunningham Second: Sue Thomas.
element running east/west. Walled AGM: We also held our Annual General Third: Jane Dalton.
gardens allow plants to be grown Meeting during September. There was a Fruit / Vegetables:
outside all year round that would (reasonably) good attendance and we First: Hazel Dunn. Second: Sue Thomas.
otherwise be killed by the British were able to discuss various issues of Third: Prue Szczepanowski.
winter; however, walls of these concern to members. Seasonal Photograph: First: Patrick
proportions might be better described Let’s face it, an AGM can be boring, but Alzetto. Second: Prue Szczepanowski,
as fortifications. The wall in itself was we always try to get the necessities out of Third: Hazel Dunn.

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