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Watton Luncheon Club
Christmas Lunch
For Seniors Citizen
Wednesday 6th December at
Watton Sports Centre
To Book Please Call
Christina & Paul Weatherill 01953 884213

Christmas Trees
Manor Farm, Vicarage Road,
Gt Hockham. IP24 1PE
Locally Grown & Freshly Cut
Open weekends in December from 10am to 5pm
01953 498 204 or 07704 897 787

Wayland Players 'Do Different!'
The rehearsals are in their final stages, the together to showcase another side of the 7pm) and Saturday 18th November at
scenery is being painted and the props & Wayland Players. It will also have a 2:30pm and 7:45pm (doors open at 2pm
costumes gathered together. However, this slightly less formal atmosphere as the & 7pm respectively).
November the Wayland Players are not audience will be seated at tables rather than Tickets are available at Adcocks in
producing a play. 'That's Entertainment' is on the raised seating and of course, a bar Watton High Street priced £7:50.
a variety show and a whole new venture will be available. We do hope you will come and support
for the Players. With talented singers and This extravaganza will take place at the the Players in their efforts to cheer up the
musicians in the company, this evening of Queens Hall Watton on Friday 17th dark, gloomy days of November and
music, mirth and merriment has been put November at 7:45pm (doors open at enjoy seeing them 'Do Different'.

followed by a march to Watton
Remembrance Methodist church where a service of
Remembrance will be held at 1500.
The Watton Town Council and the Royal
British Legion Watton and District
Branch would like to invite residents of
Anyone who would like to lay a wreath
please contact us to let us know or make
contat with us on the day. The Almshouses, a Grade 2 listed building
Watton and the surrounding districts to situated between Vincent Place and the
the following events to mark the period In addition the annual Poppy Appeal will
take place during the week 4 November Junior School, consist of four studio
of Remembrance 2017 cottages. They are managed by a group of
Saturday 11 November 2017 – Armistice until 11 November with various
collecting point throughout the town. volunteer Trustees who oversee all aspects
Day ceremony at Chaston Place Watton of maintenance and occupancy. The
starting at 1045 leading into a 2 minute Helen Daly Hon Secretary Royal British
legion 01953 885124 or look up our Trustees come from all parts of the local
silence at 1100. This marks the community and the organisation is not run
anniversary of the cessation of The Great website at for contact
details. by St Mary's Church as is commonly
War in 1918. thought, although the Constitution does
Saturday 11 November 2017 – A short require the Vicar and a Churchwarden to be
service and laying of crosses at The
Commonwealth War Graves at St Mary’s Christmas unelected Trustees.
The Trustees are constantly looking to
Church cemetery Watton at 1200. Cadets
from The Watton Air Training Corps and Boxes 2017 improve the property and the most recent
project has been the redesign of the rear
Army cadet force will place poppy Thank you to everyone who has begun to garden which is now a pleasant patio area.
crosses on each of the Commonwealth fill their Christmas Boxes for this year. One of the cottages has recently become
war graves as a means of paying their Boxes and leaflets are still available at vacant and the Trustees are seeking a new
respect to the fallen. the Methodist Coffee Morning at the resident. Please see below for details:
Sunday 12 November 2017 – Watton Christian Community Centre in Studio Cottage With Separate Kitchen
Remembrance Sunday – short service the High street. And Bathroom. Communal Gardens
and wreath laying ceremony by the Town We promised to let you know the date for Would Suit Mature Single Responsible
Mayor, Local Service Representatives giving your box. The LAST DATE is Person Selection Criteria Applies
and local organisations at Watton Town Wednesday 8th November to the Coffee References Would Be Required
War Memorial, Thetford Road Watton Morning from 9.30 to 11.30am at the For further information please contact
(assemble at 1400). This will be Watton Christian Community Centre. The Clerk: 01953 885479
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Griston Festival Success

Following a very successful Griston theme 'Babes in the Wood' which fitted and car boot sale.
Festival earlier this year, cheques for with the aims of the two children's It was the first Festival to be held in
£1000 each were presented to the charities chosen. Griston, and plans are already underway
charities Homestart and EACH. The Festival, held over a weekend in June for next year's event, which will be on the
A number of activities were based on the also featured a music evening, dog show weekend of 23rd and 24th June 2018.

actual handset – changes being effected that to continually bash our heads with a
A Quick Look merely by waving a hand in front of the two-pound object is asking for trouble, but
screen. That should prove popular, with it was part of the game and we gave it no
Round the channel changing unbidden, after thought.
By Orbiter someone in the room makes a gesture. But But the game is FOOTball, so it follows
Well there went the summer and most of it is good to see that our scientists aren’t that it should be played with the feet, and
the autumn, and still the weather has been wasting their time. like the use of hands, heading should be
quite kind, in spite of the threat from the Sportsmen, or at least fans of cricket, will banned. This may be the sensible answer,
tail end of hurricane Maria. Of course, be pondering the proposal to do away with though I doubt this suggestion will ever be
having in mind the delay between writing five-day Test matches. adopted, for some of the most spectacular
this and the paper actually reaching you, Traditionalists (mainly old men who may goals have been scored by forwards who
things may have changed completely and not have actually ever played) have specialised in the heading side of the
we may be knee-deep in snow ! In which objected, as expected, but most people will game, and these same skills have been the
case, blame the government. have accepted that the fifth day has hallmark of many great defenders.
Actually the government seem to have become rather a non-event these days. Elsewhere we read of the ‘strife’ that has
enough to worry about just now, what with The advent of limited- over matches has been caused by the popularity of the
the opposition parties in full cry, and their encouraged a new approach to the game, television series Doc Martin, filmed in the
own supporters not far behind. But this has with a swash-buckling style of batting, Cornish seaside village of Port Isaac. Like
been the season of party conferences, and with batsmen required to score runs many other locations that have been
they invariably herald all sorts of quickly. As a result the old method of play, identified by viewers as the setting for
upheavals, though very soon normal chaos which demanded famous shows, the resulting influx of
will be restored, no doubt. defensive strokes as the norm, with only tourists has had the divisive effect of
The newspapers and television newscasts ‘loose balls’ being attacked for runs, has delighting the small traders, who welcome
have been showing copious views of piles been replaced by the new faster game, the increase of sales to the visitors, while
of pumpkins, reaching unprecedented which has resulted in matches being lost causing the resentment of local residents,
heights as this apparently is a record year and won in quicker times. It has been who find they cannot find parking spaces
for these items. Am I alone in being noticeable in recent years that, even when for their cars, the local roads are jammed
amazed at the extent of the fields set out the fifth day has actually been used, with traffic, and their normal daily lives
for the production of these ‘ugly matches would often finish early, even have been completely changed.
ducklings’ of the food world, since it before the lunch interval. This situation unfortunately follows
seems that more of them are cut up for use The new wave has largely made redundant most TV shows, though sometimes they
as lanterns than are eaten ? I guess they the old-style ‘stone-waller’, who could do serve to revive a sagging
must be profitable, otherwise the farmers remain at the crease for hours, scoring few community, by popularising a little-
would not bother. runs, but frustrating their opponents. Four visited area.
Even in these troubled days when we have day Tests seem to be here to stay, and, Many Suffolk towns noticed a distinct
to be extra careful not to say anything that hopefully prove popular both to players up-lift when the area began to be
might be construed as offensive to any and spectators alike. known as Lovejoy country, while
man, woman or beast, it is difficult to Traditionalists are also arguing about Northern places like Holmfirth
accept that there has been a petition to football, our other national game, this time benefited from the association with The
cease the use of the terms BC and AD the point of contention being ‘heading’, Last of the Summer Wine.
when referring to ancient dates. Until this which is held by many to being the cause So, as the saying goes, you win some,
person, or persons, who dreamed up this of many severe health problems, such as you lose some.
protest, surely no-one, religious or dementia, depression, or even death. Sometimes the losers are not confined
otherwise, has ever even given the matter a Several famous players have suffered such to the locals, for holidaymakers who
thought. But there are some funny people effects, which rarely appear until later in have a treasured quiet vacation resort,
about. life. may find it has become completely
The suggestion is to replace the suffixes Perhaps the modern ball does not have spoilt by thousands of day trippers. But
with the letters BCE (Before Common quite the same deadly qualities, but those there you go.
Era), and ACE (After Common Era) . of us who played with the old leather ones So, have you had your flu-jab?
No comment. will remember how they picked up Have you got rid of your old pound coins?
Another report announces the latest aid to moisture and mud in the course of a game, Well, come on, then, chop chop, before it’s
living, with a new version of the television and will have no doubts of their potential too late.
‘remote’ control that does without the to inflict damage. Common sense tells us Good afternoon.
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the pots. Every year when I buy small If it’s too late and they’re rockin’ and
In your plants or sow seeds I promise I will
clean out the pots emptied and stack
rollin’ you may need to prune a bit
harder and make sure the roots are

garden them according to size. Every year I
find myself chasing them up and down
back firmly in the ground.
For the veg plot November is the
With Lotta Potts the garden in autumnal gales because month for harvest. Some crops like
Remember, remember the fifth of they have been left in untidy dirty parsnips and sprouts do better for a
November. Despite all the squabbling heaps. At least most of the dirt is frost so can be left in situ. However
in Westminster at the moment nobody compost so ‘clean muck’ and I try to this can be a bit risky so maybe it’s
appears to be about to fill the cellars of get away with a quick wipe over rather better to lift and store carrots and
the House of Lords with barrels of than washing them all. At least one parsnips by the end of the month. The
gunpowder. There are times when the gardening expert owned up to this so I bottom of the fridge is good or
other half of that little rhyme seem to don’t feel guilty. stacking trays in the shed or garage or
be not so much appropriate as If you’re fed up with housework anywhere frost free. You can plant
downright attractive ‘gunpowder, outside by now there’s the empty soil garlic now but be sure to buy bulbs
treason and plot’. I seem to remember to be dug or forked over. On our available in some garden centres and
that the security people do a Breckland sandy stuff a run round with catalogues as it can be a bit chancy to
ceremonial search. Oh well, forget a fork will suffice. Try to get some use cloves off garlic bought for
that and get back to the garden. organic stuff on the top first – old grow cooking as these may not be hardy,
This is the month to plant the rest of bags, garden compost will do to get particularly if they’ve been imported.
the spring bulbs, particularly hyacinths forked into the surface. Double Back to remember, remember. If
and tulips. We have all seen those digging or ‘bastard trenching’ (Alan you’re getting rid of prunings or have
lovely displays of tulips underplanted Titchmarsh got in trouble with that other material for Guy Fawkes’
with forget-me-nots and/or grape technical term on telly) isn’t really memorial fire please do move it from
hyacinths. What always baffles me is necessary unless you have heavy soil. its original stack to a new one at the
how they get so tidy and organised and If you have raised beds it’s even easier last minute to make sure no hedgehogs
what goes in first? A bit chicken and – just park any organic material on top or other wildlife have cosied down in it
egg. I think, on the whole, plants first and leave them to it. The worms need for the winter hibernate. We are short
and put the bulbs in between. I have the exercise. Raised beds are easy to of hedgehogs and a kind thing to do
tried the other way and it definitely install. The easiest of all is just to would be to leave them a bit of the
wasn’t tidy or organised. However, mark out the area and dig a small original heap. They will reward you
the times I have tried plants first trench round the four sides, throwing come spring by eating slugs and snails
somehow the bulbs have migrated and the soil on top of the bed. The or meaty dog/cat food if they’re up and
mooched about so that the result, cheapest structure is plastic that’s easy about before the pests.
whilst pretty and colourful, was still to assemble and move if necessary and Otherwise keep weeding.
disorganised. I am now going to stick the luxury version is timber, the
to tulips in pots and see if they come specifically made ones. Some people
up the same height. Watch this space.
Incidentally I saw a demonstration on
go for railway sleepers. The old ones
have to be lined as they are full of all Ashill and
Gardeners’ World some years ago sorts of preservative chemicals but the
where they got a big pot and did a
layering display so that the daffodils
new ones are fine. The downside is
they are very heavy so decide where
Holme Hale
they are going as you won’t want to
and tulips and small bulbs all came up
when they were supposed to and move them and cutting them to size Garden Club
looked magnificent. Of course I did. must be a nightmare. The optimum Tom West from Treecreeper
Of course they didn’t, it was a mad raised bed is rectangular so you can Arboriculture Ltd visited us in
tangle so no more of that nonsense. A reach the middle from the sides. If not September to talk about his
couple of ideas on tulips: one was to it’s tempting to walk across them experiences as a professional tree
plant them in aquatic baskets (the sort which is not the idea at all. surgeon in Norfolk and Suffolk. He
used for water lilies etc) the other, You could lay turf now but it’s the has been working in arboriculture for
similar, was to use a hanging basket. latest to do this. It may well be 22 years, running his own business for
Both items were sunk in the soil, necessary to keep cutting the lawn. the last five.
planted up at the correct depth and this Raise the blades on the mower and He began by talking about his
prevented odd bulbs popping up when again, keep off the grass if it’s involvement with conservation. As a
you thought they’d all been dug up to waterlogged or frozen. This is an young man he travelled the world
store or move. Might be worth a try. exciting planting month as now (until visiting and working in some amazing
So what we need is a nice, dry, March) is the time for bare-root trees, places, including Mauritius and New
preferably sunny day, not too cold. shrubs and roses. It is generally not Zealand. More recently, and nearer
Then we can plant all the bulbs we recommended to plant a new rose home in the Brecklands, he has helped
have left and the tulips and hyacinths. where an old one has been but Peter with the ringing of young Goshawks at
We can also move all those plants to Beales have successfully used a system Stanta and in Thetford Forest.
make room for them. Once we’ve with a cardboard box. Dig an Safety is, of course, a high priority
done that we can rake up all the leaves appropriately sized hole, drop a large when working as a tree surgeon for
that have fallen on the lawn to make box in, fill with soil or compost that both the workers and general public.
leaf mould. Wonderful stuff. Just bag wasn’t in the area and plant the new So Tom not only showed and
up all the leaves you can find, using rose. By the time the box has rotted explained about the extensive
black bin liners, poke holes in the bag the rose will have established roots equipment used but also the rules and
and water the contents. Close the bag strong enough not to be affected by regulations which he is required to
and leave it all until next year when ‘rose sickness’. They swear by it and follow.
you should have some leaf mould. The if you have a small garden it’s a great There are various diseases and fungi
bag will no longer be full, in fact there idea. that can affect the health of a tree, such
will only be a small amount but worth November is renovation month as well as Ash Dieback and Honey Fungus and
having. While we still have this nice for old trees, shrubs and climbers – Tom brought along some amazing
day there are a few other jobs to be you can do this over the winter months specimens of unusual growths which
done. I have to admit that most of so no need to rush. Growth always he had collected in the course of his
them are a bit unappealing but if you follows the knife so if you go about an work. Unfortunately, old or diseased
can face them now it will save hours of overgrown shrub with enthusiasm and trees which pose a danger must be
time you won’t have in spring when give it a jolly good haircut you’ll end taken down but Tom was keen to
nice things are to be done. up with a lot of sappy, long, straight explain that as much of the timber as
First off, cleaning. Clear out the shoots and it will look like a mess possible is recycled using a portable
greenhouse and/or shed to tidy away again. Best to remove a few, maybe a milling machine on site.
all those things you lost in the summer. third, of the oldest branches each At the end of the talk Tom answered
I now have a dozen pairs of secateurs winter and in three years there should questions from the audience of 54
in varying stages of disrepair and rust. be a nicely shaped flowering shrub that members relating to issues concerning
The one that turned up in a compost doesn’t look like it’s been butchered or their own trees.
bin had to be thrown away. The other attacked by an incompetent barber. To What's on in the next 3 months:
tools can be hung up if you are start, remove dead, damaged and November 23rd - Barry Gayton -
fortunate enough to have some hooks diseased material right down to the The Weird and Wonderful of the Plant
or stacked. Needless to say the purists ground. Then find crossing branches Kingdom
will clean, sharpen and oil everything. and remove one of them completely. December 7th - CHRISTMAS
The rest of us knock off the soil. With luck you may not even need to do PARTY (members only)
Whenever you can do this, the more much else. Roses can be pruned or January 25th - Ian Roofe - Spring
satisfying task (to me) is sorting out half-pruned now to prevent wind rock. Garden Flowers
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Simpson and Sons Attleborough.
Crown Hotel Unreserved Sale of Carriage Horses
and Norfolk Hackneys at Watton by
More memories from Bea Goulding
George Jacobs on the same day by
The Crown Hotel in the High Street G.M. Sexton Auctioneer, Ipswich.
was built in 1760 and I have read I returned to my home town to take
"The best known hotel in the country" on the Crown Hotel with my then
from 1850 to 1892 selling excellent husband (1986) I found it so
beers and spirits. Proprietor was interesting and strange at the time
George Jacobs his wife and one when young adults came in for a
daughter. He was a reputable horse drink and "I said to myself I know
breeder and dealer. Stables were at that person" but of course I didn't , I
the back of the Crown. He had, at one was seeing in front of me how much
stage, 200 horses and some were kept they looked like their mother or father
on fields locally. whom I grew up with, the likeness
Customers came from all over the was unbelievable , not only that, the
world even Kings of Austria and surprised look on there faces when I
Italy. asked is your Mum/Dad so and so.
An old photograph shows there was a Smiths the Butchers to the left of The
Blacksmiths to the right of the Crown Crown once was a shoe shop called G
( Italian Pizza Café) which I think I & H shoes by Jill Gibbon and Sheila
have read somewhere may have been Hookham. Whilst I was at The Crown
his too. Sheila had what was part of Durrants
I have heard a Mr. Holmes was a shop before this, and stocked lovely
Landlord here sometime and where china. I purchased a lovely dining set
the Blacksmiths was he converted in stages, a set of approximately 50 Picture date around 1900
some of the stables into the first pieces. I bought as and when business
garage in the town maybe some one was booming.
can confirm this. The Chequers: Lings Motor Cycle George Hotel: Lloyds Bank High Miss Blomfield lived . The Red Cross
Coming now to 1962 married and
Whilst Landlady at the Crown from Shop. High Street Street lady as I remember her I feel I am
living still in Watton with my first
New Inn: New Inn ( flats ) High Dog and Partridge: Was opposite right in saying she was a
1986 to 1992 a short spell compared child there was The Rendezvous Cafe
Street Abattoir (demolished) Commandant for many years.
to The Jacobs family. I was in the next to the Crown a busy meeting
Pub/Hotel trade for many years and The Black Horse: opposite Junior Crown Hotel: Opposite the town I have enjoyed looking back so
place. My eldest sister and I met for
from my experience, I realise the School clock High Street maybe now its time for me to live in
coffee with our babies. (what is now
Bull Hotel: as it stands now. High Red Lion: Harvey Street No's 4/ 6 the present. I did just that recently, to
Jacob family must have had a good Chaston Place.) Amy's was then a
Street Green Man: Barclays bank High my greatest delight . I went to see my
support team to run two businesses tobacconist /sweet/card shop which
side by side. Carpenters Arms: Swaffham Rd Street twelve year old granddaughter
was owned by Daphne and Bernie
(recently demolished) Live and let Live: Dereham Rd was singing, dancing, and acting on stage
On arriving at the Crown it definitely Fox for many years. Before them I
Kings Arms: Middle street (recently Wetherills House at The Royal Albert Hall in" Theatre
was not fit for a king, how it must think it was Lily Amys and her
refurbished and re-opened) The Hare and Barrell Brandon Road Train" celebrating 25 years . Was I a
have changed over the years. To think husband selling tobacco and sweets.
here I am treading the boards where Jolly Farmers: Brandon Rd as house came about much later around 1977. very proud, emotional Grandparent?
Then came Rusts General store
so many have been before, even a stands now. This was a house originally where a Oh! YES, YES, YES. Beryl G.
(Myhills) where I remember shopping
king, if only the walls could talk. with Mum and my three sisters . The
Whilst doing alterations, refurbishing, baby of the family left outside in the
decorations I came across old books , pram. Mum using the ration book to
photocopies etc : which told me a lot buy provisions for the family. The
about the family and history during gentleman always greeted us girls
the Jacobs time. with here comes the " humdingers"
My mother Rosina( Baldwin) Howe don't know why he called us this , and
took great interest reading these gave me the name of " Belzebub". To
documents as she had already told me me shopkeepers seemed pleased to
that her father Walter Baldwin, my see you and had time to ask how you
granddad had tended the horses at were.
The Crown. He was in The Royal This was then bought by Mr.Julnes
Veterinary Corps in the 1914/1918 senior in 1958 and became "
war and must have witnessed not only JULNES". Patrick his son and wife
his comrades suffering and dying, but Tess were there for many years till it
also beloved horses. Mum was born became MYHILLS.
whilst he was away serving in the war The Army and Navy stores not
and she told me that she hid under the necessarily selling military clothing,
table as she didn't know who this where "Absolute Beauty" is now.
strange man was on his return. The fish and chip shop "Little Gary's
Mr. Jacobs suffered ill health for " I assume for many years has been
quiet sometime before retiring from just that.
the business and quote from the copy I have my Mum to thank for keeping
I have "decided to dispose of the records and here is her list of pubs/
extensive business, comprising the hotels in her lifetime , except for "The
old established Crown Hotel with the Red Lion" Mum told me about it but I
stabling and goodwill of forty years got the impression she didn't know
experience, which will be sold or let where it stood, and I now know that it
with immediate possession , took was part of two cottages one of where
place on Wednesday 6th April 1892, she was born at Harvey Street.
Auctioneers: Sexton and Grimwade Railway Tavern: MJB Hotels
Ipswich and Colchester, and Salter, opposite mini car sales Norwich Rd.
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Watton Rotary Roundup

Late September to mid October were at the very top of their
saw much activity for club excellent performance record, long
members. The 63rd anniversary of may they continue. They are
the award of our Charter by booked again for the Queens Hall
Rotary International was on 9 March next year.
celebrated with a formal dinner at On October 12th, we welcomed
Broom Hall Hotel on 21st Kim Bunko (right) manager of our
September. The picture (above) local Tesco store to our weekly
shows President Martin Parker meeting to tell us about her role
addressing the assembled with the company and the amazing
company; with him on the top amount of charitable activity
table are the main guests. They are fundraising and local community
(left to right): principle guest she does herself and encourages
Rotary International District 1080 amongst her staff. She also gave a
Governor Robert Lovick; fascinating insight into one of her
President’s lady, Fran Parker; specialist duties with respect to
special guest speaker The Right security. It is staggering what
Honorable Baroness Helene some people think they can get
Hayman; her husband Martin; and away with!
Lesley Cowling, President of the For a number of reasons, none the
Inner Wheel Club of Watton. least being declining sales and
Other guests included the Mayor weather factors, we will not be through conflict, the demand for cleared. Stocks need constantly
of Watton, Stan Hebborn, and resuming our monthly RBay timely survival equipment, replacing, and we have sent a
representatives of nearby Rotary market stall next year but are especially shelter and water, is cheque (£590) from our Trust
Clubs and their partners. Lady looking at other possibilities of a even more acute. Two Fund for a complete ShelterBox -
Helene gave a most interesting regular presence on the High organisations - ShelterBox and complete means a tent for up to 10
talk on life in the House of Lords, Street. However, we will still be WaterAid - fulfill this need, the persons and all the basic tools and
and answered a number of offering donated items for sale by former with depots and quick- equipment. Anyone can donate
searching questions. other means, such as internet sales reaction teams readied at strategic any amount via the ShelterBox
Our biannual; “Jazz at the Queens sites and also via an RBay sales locations worldwide to respond website -
Hall “ event on 6th October raised page on our own website - following disasters. By way of donate. Taxpayers can augment
£291 for our Trust Fund; example a Virgin Atlantic freight their donations by GiftAid;
somewhat lower than usual due to Due to the extraordinary climatic aircraft flew hundreds of register on the ShelterBox site or
quite a number of our regular and seismic activities worldwide, ShelterBoxes from the UK depot alternatively through JustGiving
patrons being unable to attend for exacerbated by a continued surge to one of the devastated Caribbean .
many good reasons. DixieMix in population displacement islands as soon as its airfield was Martin Anscombe

songs before an afternoon
Sing at singing in residential homes
across Thetford.
Caston’s Bradenham
Christmas The day ends back in St Peter’s
Church with a Christmas tea
Christmas & District
Horticultural Society
with before guests join us in a concert
at 6.30 for families, friends and Fayre This November’s meeting will
members of the public. Our annual Christmas Fayre this take place on Thursday
Thetford There is no charge for the day, year will be on Saturday 18th November 16th at 7.30pm. Our
fellow member, Marina Mitchell,
made possible through the November in the Village Hall,
Voices support of the Chivers Trust and
Coach Services of Thetford.
starting at 2:00pm until around will be giving a talk about her
recent intercontinental travels,
To round off its tenth We aim to make Carolling Day a There will be raffles, games and a when she experienced a broad
anniversary year, Thetford special day for audiences and Tombola as well as Cakes and spectrum of climates and habitats,
Voices is once again inviting performers alike; do come and Bric-a-Brac - all the traditional and we look forward to hearing
young singers from across the join us. Christmas Fayre contents. about them all.
region to join them for a For further information and In addition, the Hamper Draw will This meeting is open to members
Christmas Carolling holiday enrolment forms (also available take place - a chance to win a and non-members alike, so why
workshop on Friday 22nd from schools, Thetford Library wicker picnic basket packed with not take the opportunity to come
December. and Thetford’s Great many items for Christmas. Why and have a taster of what the
Singers aged from 6-16 meet at Information Centre in King’s not come along and have a go at Society has to offer.
11.15 in St Peter’s Church, Street) email winning one of the super prizes? For further information, please
White Hart Street, Thetford to or We hope to see you there. contact our Chairman, Marianne
rehearse carols and Christmas telephone 01842 820060 Kilmartin, on 01362 820744.
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Threxton Church saved by Watton Country
National Lottery players Market
All change at Watton Country Market over
the last few weeks! If you have not already
visited us, we have changed the layout of
the market. In the true spirit of
‘continuous improvement’ we wanted to
improve your shopping experience with us,
and hope that the ‘customer flow’ will
work better and enable our shoppers a
better view of our lovely products. Of
course we would appreciate any feedback,
good or bad, so don’t hesitate to let us
know what you think when you next call
We welcomed Pippa and Theo who have
joined the Market over the last few weeks.
They are growing a variety of vegetables,
including peppers, chilli peppers,
aubergines and squash, their rainbow chard
has proved to be both popular and a great
topic of conversation!
It is now fast approaching the time of year
when our thoughts are turning to Christmas
shopping and we would like you to know
Tiny ‘All Saints Church’ at Threxton, in the the village heritage to be kept in the church. that our Order Books are open and
heart of Breckland has received initial support* Commenting on the award, Beverly Sennett, beginning to fill up. Please let us know as
from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Churchwarden, said: “We’re delighted that soon as possible if you would like to order
Save our Tower project, it was announced we’ve received this support thanks to National any of our baked goods, jams and
today. Made possible by National Lottery Lottery players. The church has given the preserves, plants, hand crafted items
players, the project aims to restore the 13th village a focal point for the last seven centuries including greeting cards, wooden crates
century round tower in order to enable the and it’s great to know that we are a step closer and signs, and lovely hand knitted,
church to stay open to preserving it for another century.” crocheted and sewn items. This is a great
Development funding of £14,700 has also been opportunity for you to purchase a truly
awarded to help Threxton PCC progress their
plans to apply for a full grant of £96,800 at a Macmillan personalised gift for a loved one and get
something a bit different this year. Come in
later date. and have a chat with us to discuss your
The project aims to carry out essential
restoration work to preserve the past and secure
Coffee Morning ideas and we will be glad to help.
Just to remind everyone about the Macmillan We are looking forward to participating in
a bright future. the Christmas Lights Activities on the 3rd
Coffee Morning at 95, Nelson Court, on
This tiny church is the only community December and you will find us serving
Tuesday,31st October, 10.30 till 12 noon. Bring
building in the parish and if the facilities can be refreshments and showcasing our Market
and Buy, raffle and other competitions, not to
improved, it will become a much more as we did on Carnival Day.
mention coffee and cake and a great
welcoming place for parishioners and the many Come and see what is going on at the
opportunity for a chat with friends. Looking
visitors. Christian Community Centre, every
forward to seeing you.
We also hope to provide a permanent record of Wednesday 8.30 am – 11.30 am.
Dave and Jenny Simons.

everyone. Every sale has a completely different
Griston Church selection of books so although some titles may
come up every time, they will not be the same
Book Sales books. Half the church is normally taken up
with fiction while the other is devoted to non
‘Twas the autumn of 2015 and the Parochial fiction, which are split into categories, such as
Church Council in the Breckland village of cooking, gardening, sport, humour, biography,
Griston had a dilemma – their old gas heaters religion and more but not always the same, so it
were falling apart and no longer serviceable, is always different. And another area is set aside
the church would be cold this winter and they for a selection of children’s books suitable for
feared nobody would come. It was bad all ages.
enough at choir practice as they huddled The sales have now evolved in other Caroline Archer, one of the book sale
round the one bar stove; the tenor trembled, directions too, and each one will have organisers, alongside Raffles
the soprano squeaked and even the organs’ something else going on. This year, for
reeds chattered. Something had to be done! instance, there was a chocolate tombola at the
As with many congregations these days sale a few weeks before Easter. In July we Thompson 5 /
heating had been on the agenda for some had a children’s special to coincide with the
time, and, as with all those others, a shortage
of resources was the reason it had got no
start of the school holidays, which involved a
larger than usual selection of children’s books
10 K Run
further. Now, however, it was a top priority
and fund raising was the only thing to do.
and “pre loved” toys and games. For October
it was themed arts, crafts and gifts, a bit early Results
Then came a voice from the wilderness for Christmas perhaps, but if it is good On Sunday 1st October the Thompson 5 /
saying, ”Shall we try a second hand book enough for John Lewis it is good enough for 10K Run took place, fund raising for the
sale?” “Oh”, they said, “That sounds like a us! But, the big attraction at our October sale Millennium Green. Nearly 140 runners set
good idea - and let’s do refreshments as was “Raffles” (so called because we “raffled” off in grey, occasionally rainy weather. The
well”. him) a huge Polar bear that was donated to us results were as follows:
Two years, six book sales and £ 3,200 later to raise money, and we decided a he 10k male
the “Griston Bookworm” book sales have warranted his own personal raffle. We 1st Michael Wegrzyn 38.32
almost become an institution. Each sale has understand his delighted winner will be 2nd Daniel Jones 39.46
hundreds of books on offer with no book sharing him with the local Rainbows. 10k female
costing more than £1, there are refreshments So will there be more sales? Yes, there will 1st Elizabeth Daly 43.04
and a cake stall, and there is something for have to be, our customers now always ask 2nd Sarah Ford 50.18
“when is the next one?” So, for 5k male
2018 the dates for your diaries are: 1st Kevin Vaughan 19.04
March 17th, July 14th and 2nd Yitzak Ben-aroya 20.43
September 22nd. 5k female
But what about that heating?, well 1st Helen Castleton 25.00
it has been decided that the 2nd Sarah Fry 27.30
proceeds from the book sales so The Millennium Green and Run Committees
far added to existing reserves is would like to thank all volunteers: from
just enough to do the job, so with a marshals , caterers, cooks and admin staff
bit of luck and a measure of for their support. We look forward to a
divine intervention, it could be in bigger run next year, using the new village
by Christmas. (Keith Mace) hall.
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Caston again of flowers and
Inner Wheel knitting.
After a little refreshment the
Christmas Is Coming discussion moved on to Club
For our October meeting our speaker was Lois concerns.
Gill the lady who had the imagination, The two teams who took part
inspiration, technical and craft skills behind the in the Watton Town Quiz were
two hugely successful Blossom and Yarn congratulated on coming 4th
Festivals in 2014 and 2016.. and 5th and it was then on to
A chance conversation with Father Bob Nichols the preparations required for
led to an amazing co-operative effort between the all our Christmas events.
six Wayland Group parishes. The first will be our Coffee
Those who went to visit could only marvel at the morning in the Queens Hall on
displays, both of flowers and also of all the Saturday, December 2nd.
knitted tableaux. Figures looking like Always a happy, friendly
parishioners, baskets of strawberries, the neck and occasion with festive fare as
head of a giraffe, a colourful coral reef complete well.
with fish, a sow and a litter of piglets for example The next is the Town
all fashioned from 10s of 1000s of 4 inch squares Christmas Market in Watton
knitted by the ladies of the parishes. High Street on Sunday
It was a special occasion when the Bishop of December 3rd
Norwich met the knitted version of himself at the We shall have our usual Pretty Parcels stall with we enjoy as much as our audiences...and there
opening of the celebrations. (The knitted Queen gifts for adults as well as children all festively will be mincepies to follow the turkey rolls again
and corgi graced our own Strawberry Tea in wrapped. You may get a little, you may get a lot this year.
2015). but we can assure you it will be something nice! Tickets will be available from Mullengers in
The Festivals have resulted in a sizeable donation Which leads me on to another very special Watton High Street from early November - do get
to each church. occasion when the ladies don their red and black yours quickly as they may actually sell out!
Lois brought along a small sample of the items outfits and the gentlemen of the Westend Waiters After all that activity it will be time to enjoy our
left and told us that although there would not be join them for our Christmas Lunchtime Concert own Club Christmas party and make our own
another Blossom And Yarn there would be a on Wednesday, December 6th. family preparations.
Festival in 2019 in the church and gardens of This entertaining event is very popular and one Surprisingly it's all not far away!

fermentation). A medlar can
Great Hockham be grown simply as an
ornamental tree, with a
Gardening Club spreading habit, fairly late-
spring to early-summer
During a visit to the Norfolk show our programme blossom and good autumn
secretary happened upon a stall selling products colour.
made from medlars. One thing led to another and Jane continued to have a
the lady running the stall, Jane Steward, agreed to fascination with medlars, so
come and give us a talk, even though she had much so that her mother gave
never given one before. her a further nine trees for a
Jane started her talk by asking members how much present. More acquisitions
they knew about medlars. While many had heard followed until she now has
of them, most knew little about them. Medlars over a hundred, growing them
originally come from Eastern Europe and were in a six-acre smallholding
cultivated by the Greeks and then the Romans who divided into four separated
spread them throughout their empire. They adapted plots. As Jane looked more
well to Britian where they formed an important into medlars she found that
part of the diet. Orchards were common in there were many varieties here
England up to the early 20th century and there are and on the continent, which
still some private orchards in several parts of the gave her the idea of
country. It must be remembered that before the assembling a national collection in Norfolk.
easy availability of cheap sugar this would have Then in 2015, during a routine medical
been an important sweetener for the diet. In one examination, Jane was diagnosed with bowel
episode of the television series Poldark, the makers cancer. Although early diagnosis led to a cure Jane
of the drama went to great lengths to feature felt she needed something by way of therapy to aid
medlars as part of an authentic period table setting. her recovery. She decided to start her East Gate
When she met her husband nine years ago there Preserves Company. From the outset she wanted it
was just one tree in his garden, given to him by his to support local and like-minded people. She
father. Jane found the tree fascinating but could attends various shows throughout the year where
find very little information about medlars. When she meets people who are sometimes able to offer
the fruit appeared ready to harvest it was decided her medlars of their own. She is then able to make
to pick them the following day. Unfortunately, by products incorporating their fruit for home
that time they had disappeared from the tree. It consumption or selling on in their own outlets.
turned out that they had simply fallen and were She currently only makes jelly and cheese, but next
hidden among the fallen leaves. This was OK as it year hopes to start production of a chutney and
turns out that the correct method of harvesting is perhaps collaborate in a medlar flavored cider.
not necessarily to pick them, but to pick them up. While not officially documented as ‘organic’,
Medlars are not suited to jam but make excellent Jane’s philosophy is to be as natural in every
jelly and cheese, helped by a little lemon juice to aspect as possible. All her products are produced at This months competition results . . .
enhance the flavour and aid the set. home in small batches of two kilograms at a time. Floral: First: Sue Cunningham. Second: Lyn
If you are thinking of growing medlars for She has tried upping the batch quantity, but it Foster. Third: Matt Cunningham.
harvesting, then Jane thinks it’s a good idea not to doesn’t seem to work. Fruit / Vegetables: First: Eric Rogers. Second: Jane
let them fruit for the first four seasons. This allows At the conclusion of her most informative talk Dalton. Third: Prue Szczepanowski.
the tree to put more energy into establishing itself. there was an opportunity for a tasting session Seasonal Photograph: First: Chris Dalton. Second:
As with other fruit trees, bees are necessary for followed by some retail therapy. The jellies were Sue Thomas. Third: Hazel Dunn.
pollination and the trees are self-fertile. They are tried on their own and as an accompaniment to Our next meeting will be Wednesday 9th of
harvested from about late October to early various cheeses and a paté – all produced in East November at Hockham village hall when Helen
November which allows the natural sugars to Anglia Hillier will be guiding us in The Creation and Use
form. The fruit is laid out on trays and bletted. For additional information it’s well worth visiting of a Cutting Garden. Doors open at 13:30.
(Bletted: the ripeness of a fruit to the point of near Jane’s website at: Proceedings start at about 14:00.

too; and the sandwiches. Although it was the service at about the same time, went their
West Norfolk considered unlikely that the lads would ever need
to use hand held firearms during their service
separate ways but occasionally crossed paths as
they traipsed across the world through two
Aviation Society career they, nevertheless, had to be conversant
with their equipment and were trained how to use
decades. Supported by their ample slide
collection they gave a commendable performance
The West Norfolk Aviation Society met this it. Alan brought along his collection of taking it in turn to interview each other and bring
month at the Mundford Bowls Club on Tuesday deactivated trophies and among them were their story to life with shock and humour; well
the 3rd and were treated to a performance by a various rifles and machine guns which he had worthy of a BBC television slot. The evening
home brewed trio in the form of Alan on guns used but, fortunately, never aggressively. The ended in the usual party spirit with numbers
with Chris and Kev on bombs; the beer was good double act, Chris and Kev, who, although joining bolstered by our cousin club from Norwich.
The Wayland News November 2017 Page 10

Shipdham & Watton 19-year-old
District starts creative agency
Book Group
On 20th September the group discussed
Anne of Green Gables by LM
Montgomery. This enduring story
published in 1908 tells of a red haired
orphan girl sent to Marilla and Matthew
Cuthbert, an aging sister and brother, on
Prince Edward Island when they thought
they were receiving a boy to help with
farm chores. They are not planning to keep
her but she wins them over. Anne has a
vivid imagination, talks non-stop and
despite her harrowing beginning in various
orphanages considers her red hair to be her
greatest problem. With the best of
intentions she gets into all sorts of scrapes
but proves her worth and intelligence so
they wonder how they ever lived without
her. I’m Todd Pitcher and I have decided to Dereham and even a couple in
One person did not really enjoy it despite take a big step in my creative career by America! I kept progressing, learning
agreeing that the author had captured the fulfilling my lifetime goal of starting and my passion and skills grew
personality of all the characters very my own business. massively.
well, especially Anne whose Ever since I was 15 I knew I wanted to I then got to a stage where I have built
‘effervescent personality really shone be in business in some way, however it up a great reputation with a number of
through’. There was more or less an even was never clear what industry this businesses in the area and I feel a lot of
spread between those who had read it would be in! However, through my life this is to do with not only the quality
when young and others coming to it I have developed a passion for design work I produce but my unique focus on
later. Most people enjoyed it with and all things related to creative adding value to the businesses I work
expressions such as delightful; tragic but marketing. with… This is exactly why I started
humerous; wonderful enthusiasm; of its My creative side has been with my all Semibold.
time; entranced from childhood onwards my life, even in Junior School, I, Semibold is a creative agency working
and a newcomer to it described it as well alongside a couple of friends, drew with small, medium and large
worh reading. It was agreed that Anne’s classmates as cartoon characters and businesses in Norfolk offering
scrapes were understandable and always sold the drawings to raise money for branding, design and digital services.
accidental but well meant. We all the charity Barnados. In high school, I What makes Semibold different is the
wondered if Prince Edward Island is still picked the Graphic Design GCSE and real drive to add value to the businesses
a rural idyll but suspect not and if this is where things started to click… I we work with. We believe that the
children of the 21st Century especially left high school with grades I was very reason companies approach creative
those with a more urban background happy with including an A* in graphic agencies is to (consciously or
would appreciate it. We certainly did and design, at Dereham Sixth Form I took subconsciously) get them to provide a
found it ideal for escapism. A-level graphic design – this is where I solution to something they’re missing
We are reading a Night on the Orient realised my potential, and so left with in their business and/or to boost
Express by Veronica Henry for the next an A*. I was desperate to get into a revenue or increase brand awareness.
month. However, the October meeting will creative job and so I started an Therefore, although every project is
have a different format when we are joined apprenticeship in digital marketing different, Semibold is passionate about
by the poet Martin Figura who has a which quickly developed into a full- helping businesses develop and grow in
week’s residency in Shipdham during that time role as the sole in house designer each and every one.
month. He has given us copies of his short for international company Premier So, if you feel Semibold and your
narrative, Arthur, written in verse form and Education Group. Alongside my time business may be a good fit, we’d love
we will discuss that with him on 18th at Premier I did a lot of freelance to speak to you.
October. We are looking forward to that design, branding and website work for
very much. Sue Hart various local companies in Watton,

Afternoon Tea NWT Breckland Community Hall. This will be with
Steve Collin, NWT senior reserves
at Ovington Local Group officer talking about the history,
fauna and flora and current projects
On Sunday 19 November we will be The group had a wonderful morning associated with Wayland Wood,
having Afternoon Tea in the village hall. on a Fungus Foray on 24th September which is a real gem on our doorstep.
Tickets are available from the village with Dr Tony Leech. The weather Cost is £2 members £3 non-members,
hall any Monday morning or from was warm and sunny and Tony was including refreshments.
Christine on 01953 885848. Priced at £6, enthusiastic, informative and very Upcoming talk at Watton Community
they include a full tea of sandwiches, helpful. Hall will be “Ups and Downs of
cakes and pastries and musical We started our talks season last Wildlife Photography in Equador and
entertainment! As space is limited, month and continue with the next talk Galapagos” in December and the new
please get your tickets in advance. on Wednesday 8th November, NWT Reserves Manager- Breckland
Proceeds go to village hall funds. 7.30pm at the Watton Christian will be with us in January.
The Wayland News November 2017 Page 11
several weeks, occasionally even months.
Breckland Cats Three little 5 month old kittens looking for new
homes, together or separately are Zebedee,
Protection Ermintrude and Bryony. Initially a little timid
Breckland branch is made up of a very small with strangers, they greet their foster family by
band of some 20 volunteers, including fosterers, running up to them, purring with their tails in the
fund raisers and those who hold positions such as air. They enjoy being stroked, cuddled and
our Co ordinator, treasurer, welfare and homing having their chins scratched. Ermintrude likes
officers. We are proud of our achievements this nothing better than a warm lap and rolls over for
year, having homed 32 adult cats and 66 kittens tummy tickles. Zebedee will chase you, if he
in the first two thirds of the year. We currently thinks he hasn’t had enough attention. They all
have 8 adults and 16 kittens in our care with a get along well with the fosterer’s gentle dog and
waiting list of cats to come into us, once we have her resident cat. They have all been neutered,
an empty pen or spare bedroom. We have fully vaccinated, and had flea and worm is £50, which helps towards
neutered 382 cats so far this year, some of which treatment and been microchipped. our large vet fees. They also
have been in our care and some of which belong We also have 2 adult black cats looking for come with 4 weeks free pet
to members of the public who needed help with forever homes, who have been with us for insurance. All our cats have
the vet fees. We are always happy to help anyone some time. - Belle is a 2 year old female cat been neutered, vaccinated
on a low income, with the cost of neutering, to who loves human company and would make and microchipped. If you
prevent unwanted kittens being born. a great family pet, or a companion for a feel you can give a home to
Most of the cats and kittens currently in our care mature lady. Mimi is a 4 year old black one of these lovelies, please
are black or black and white. These are the most female cat, who is very friendly and loves a contact our homing officer
difficult to home so sometimes remain with us for fuss. Our adoption fee for each cat or kitten Ann on 01953 681092.

Well boy Julian ole partna thas yer lot fer tha those women who have suffered Domestic
The Ovington munth. Hares wishin orlonya well an dew yew Violence. It was such a thought provoking talk
kip a troshin. Boy Sid. and one that many will remember. The work the
Crower By Centre does involves many aspects and the
Thas thet time o tha munth agin an I hafta git support/aid is continued once the women leave.
pen tew pearpa cos Boy Julian hev towld me ter
Watton U3A There is also accommodation in the form of 3
git me finger owt. For our September meeting Simon White, the bungalows and another which supports men too
He cort me by s’prize yistday, I wos jist gittin Garden Manager for Peter Beales Roses, came as Domestic Violence does not only affect
tha larst few acres of beet up offen tha ten acre, to give us the A-Z of Roses. Simon has worked females. This fantastic organization can house
wen who shud cum hossin crorst tha fild in orl for this company for 36 years. Peter Beales 22 DV victims and children but helped over 600
his best clobber, up tew his hocks in mud, wos Roses has 24 Chelsea Gold medals. This was a last year but not all were housed by the centre.
boy Julian. very interesting and informative talk showing us Funding comes from various sources including
“Git yew orf thet machine Sid” he say “An git some of the hundreds of varieties of roses with Children in Need. Although it was a very
orf hoom, cos I wanta git tha ole pearper owt the aid of beautiful photos. He also told us of the difficult subject Annie presented it in an
early tha munth an I need yore bitta skwit” various pests and diseases which can affect their informative way and there was much chatting
“Howld yew hard ole partna” I say ter him growth and how to deal with them. Simon over our refreshments that night.
“Thar Boss hent goin ter like thet if I jist pack up brought with him a large amount of roses and The second meeting this month was when we
an goo, weer got tha lorry cumin day arta clematis and perennial plants for sale at were joined by Saham Toney WI which makes
termorrer ter git this lot orf tew Wissy” discounted prices much to everyone’s delight. up our Group in this area. It was lovely seeing
“Dunt yew git yar britches inner twist” he say “ The speaker for November is from Greensted friends and after opening the meeting with
I’ve sin tha farmer an say yew kin ketch up on Hedgehog Rescue. singing Jerusalem and notices we heard Caroline
Satdi arternewn” At the beginning of the meeting Barbara Jarrold from Jarrolds Department Stores, tell of
“Yew kin goo ter hell” I say tew him I say Anderson gave a small talk remembering Ron the history of Jarrolds how it evolved from the
“Norrige are playin at hoom on Satdi an thas a Upton, a former chairman of Watton U3A, who humbling beginnings in 1770 Woodbridge from
cup match, carnt miss thet” “Well ole partna” he sadly passed away recently. Anita Taylor also drapers to stationers, printing and publishing
say “I wos goonta put a few quid ahind the bar provided a display of photos of Ron. house to the present day that we all know. It is
down tha pub fer yew tew hev a pint or three if A list was put out for people interested in the little known that Jarrolds actually published the
yew git yore bit owt terday” Corse I hadta think holiday to Paignton next year. It was also wonderful book Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
abowt thet, which dint teark long an I say ter announced that the Christmas lunch will be on 1 as her mother knew the family when most
him “Orlrite, but yewd betta meark thet enuff fer December at the Golf Club and the Christmas publishers were uninterested. The stores are still
cuppler more pints ole hand” “Well yis” he say. party will be held on the 8 December. run by 7th generation family members which is
“But git yew orf thet ‘trapshun an git scrbblin” The No 1 pub lunch group will be going to The extremely rare in this day and age. The Norwich
So thas why thissun is a bit arlie this munth. Windmill at Necton on Tuesday 14 November store still houses a Printing Museum and
[Boy Julian, he say: I wanta git tha ole pearper and the No 2 pub lunch group will also be going although Jarrolds have branched out they are
owt early this munth cos I wanta git orf to the Windmill at Necton on Thursday 30 conscious to support the community through the
sumwhere wos sunnier then hare!] November. John Jarrold Trust. Caroline used overhead
Got wrong wi tha cownsill mawtha agin tha year Please contact our Membership Secretary, Anita projector to support her talk with photos, some
cos thar wos mud on tha rood wen we cum orfa Taylor on 01953 881110 if you would like to can be seen on the interior walls of the Norwich
tha fild. I tuk har rownd a bag full o sum good become a member of the Watton U3A, or would store. A very interesting piece of Norfolk
apples orf my tree inna tha gardin, an sheeze orl like further details. For further details on the history.
goodness an light now, even orffed tew sweep National U3A, go to Congratulations to the Quiz team who came 5th
tha mud orf tha rood owtside har plearce, dint out of 20, just shows we haven’t lost our
marbles yet.
say no.
We’er hed cuppla gud blowowts in tha Willage
Watton Evening WI Another great diverse month – Our next meeting
Our thoughts are moving towards the Festive will be our AGM so there will be no speaker and
Horl leartly, I rekkun sum o tha mawthas orta be
Market now that many stores and garden centres in December the meeting is for Members only.
on thet telewishun show abowt tha people wos
are preparing their displays of decorations and in However, Carole our Secretary will be delighted
mearkin orl sorts o rum concokshuns,Sum
that vein our Craft Group are still working hard to speak with you should you wish to find out
onnem luk orlrite but thet dunt mean tha tearst
to prepare items for sale. Also those attending more and can be contacted on 01953 881006
gud. Carnt beat a gud ole stew wi sinkas or learn new skills all over a cuppa in congenial
better still flootas, stick ter yore ribs an kip yew
gooin orl day.
The WI always enjoy delicious refreshments in
Larst munth tha boys an gals from the ‘lottments
the age old tradition and visited the Wagon &
hed a compertishun tew see who hed the best
Horses, Griston for this month’s Lunch Club
plot an who hed grown tha best veggies. Corse
venue. We have been there before and we are
thar arsked Horry tew dew tha judging, thar dunt
always made most welcome.
larn dew tha. Horry know’s his stuff but he allus
We are still growing with new members joining
know whooze grown wot an he like a drop or
at each meeting and it is so lovely that they bring
tew of beer, so he kin be perswaded ter pick owt such a diversity and keep our membership
tha best teartas or runners fer the wun wos bort
meetings fresh and vibrant. Unfortunately we
him tha moost beer sinse larst year. Howeva
had to cancel the New Members’ Meeting this
nowun cort on and he hent bin propa sober
month as our President, Anita who graciously
holds the meeting in her home but she is unwell
Heese wolunteered tew dew it agin nex year, I
and we send her our good wishes for a speedy
heered him menshun tew tha mawtha wos
organisin it thet he dew luv a drop of whisky cos
We had two meetings this month, the first heard
he git his ole corf wen tha wetha git cowld, and a
Annie Munston from Bury St Edmund
drop o Scotch dew help. Sheeze a bitta sorft on Women’s Aid Centre give us an insight as to the
Horry so I rekkun heel git his bottle afore tha
fantastic support and aid the centre gives to
winta git set in.
The Wayland News November 2017 Page 12

We meet at The Grange in Great
Cressingham, for details of the next Watton Society News
GCSE Level Happenings date and time, please contact Jean
on the contacts listed at the end of
this article, or keep an eye on social

Maths Tuition of the media such as Facebook You are
welcome to bring any craft work,
provided it is portable. If you would
Available in Hingham HAPPY like to learn a new craft, come
along and we will help you or find
Contact: Trudy Winfield (BA) Project someone that can! Again, this is
free and there will be refreshments
The HAPPY Project remains very
01953 851966 busy with some exciting new plans,
more of that later! The Project has
Also in the pipeline is a new carers
group planned, there will be more
an underspend (don’t know how
information next month.
that happened)! the funders have
If you are a carer and have any
agreed that we can continue our
ideas of activities you would like
work for a further three months
please let me know, I would love to
which is good news.
hear from you! Contact me: 01953
The HAPPY Project is funded by
880235 or 07856 876920 or
The People’s Health Trust and we
E Mail:
are grateful to them for their
support. Watton Society's annual quiz night description of the various iron work
The Games Group which operates
from the Library in Watton
‘Grandma’s attracted 11 teams, all looking for a
win. After an exciting evening of
used in restraining people for what ever
reason, sometimes very little. How the
welcomes new members. If you
like playing board games or
Photograph’ scores going to and fro, third place
was held by "Wits One" with 114
hangman's rope was worked, while
looking at one. This was followed by
Dominoes and Chess as well as A Centenary Tribute points Second place was "Four Short stories of crimes committed, also of
enjoy meeting new people, please Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd Planks" with 119 points, but the course the witch finder general well
come along on a Friday from 1:30 December will see a presentation outright winners were "Maggies known in Norfolk. An exciting
to 3:30 and join in the fun, it is all in Little Ellingham Village Hall Mob" (above) who scored a evening for all who attended.
free and you will be in the warm! by members of the Wayland magnificent 128. Our next meeting is on Wednesday
We have a wide choice of games. If Players, under the direction of Team members Dorothy Woolliscroft, 18th October at 7.45pm at Watton
you would like to, you can always Jenny Mann, of a one-act play, Pamela Richardson, Ann Delf, and Christian Community Centre. It will
bring your own favourite game and written by Alan Marshall, Betty Kerry. Looking forward to be the AGM followed by a speaker
teach others how to play. together with songs of the era. seeing you all at the next annual quiz. from the Project Linus, Norfolk.
The Bereavement Café continues to ‘Grandma’s Photograph’ is set in Watton Society's evening of "Grim Talking about their history, what they
support people who are grieving a photographic studio and follows Tales and Dark Deeds in Norfolk" by do and how they do it. All are
lost loved ones. It doesn’t matter the fortunes and attitudes of Neil Storey (below) began with a welcome. Look out for the posters.
how long people have been members of two families left at
bereaved, if they have a need to talk home during the Great War. For
we are there at Babaco’s in Watton some, the suffering and loss is
on the last Thursday in the month overwhelming: for others, the war
from 4pm to 6pm. Sandra at offers opportunities.
Babaco has very kindly agreed that The second part of the evening
she will still open for us to meet, with showcase a selection of
thank you Sandra! favourite musical pieces from the
The Babes in the Wood Festival era of World War 1.
Committee at Griston will soon be Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30
holding their first planning meeting curtain up.
to begin to put things in place for Tickets, priced only £3, are
2018. The HAPPY Project is available by contacting (01953)
supporting them in their endeavours 453455 or (01953) 851946
to bring people in the village
together. Watch this space for
further details of the plans, I do Song of the
know that there will be a dog show
again. Waiters
The Family Art and Craft Group New season, 2017 -2018
that meets once a month at Ashill
keeps us all busy, planning what to Tune: The Lincolnshire Poacher
do next. Last month the children Our merry band of troubadours to
enjoyed making gingerbread shapes Scratby made their way,
as well as weaving and had a very The fresh sea air was bracing on a
good time. We will meet again on fine September day,
Saturday 14th October when we The good folk had the confidence
will make biscuit hats, craft some to join in where they may,
interesting patterns printing with Then . . . a lunch to share,
fruit and vegetables as well as Of homely fare,
producing some silhouettes from Before we came away.
paper plates, we will also be
making handprint spiders with Now tucked away in a woodland
perhaps a little glitter to please glade stands Leiziate Village Hall
Verity!. You’d never know a WI had again next year with more interesting
We are also planning for the festive meetings there at all, Diabetes UK tales of life in the past.
We also welcomed a visitor from the
season, which is always exciting The ladies soon began to share At our September meeting Mike Wabe
when children are involved, my our merriment and fun, was our speaker and his subject was Diabetes UK Eastern Region office,
husband has agreed to come out of So. . . Our welcome meant, "Does the punishment fit the crime?" David Robinson. This was his first
‘retardment’ to represent the big The time we spent, A seemingly innocent title to a rather visit to our group since taking over the
man on the day of our celebrations. Was great for everyone. eye watering and stomach churning post at the beginning of the year and he
‘Retardment’ comes from attending topic! We learned about the many was made welcome by us all and will
my nephew’s wedding just after When Dorothy in Gorleston forms of punishment that have been be back to see us again in 2018.
Christmas a few years ago. A small reached her hundred- and - used over the centuries and the wrong Our next meeting will be our A G M,
child nestled up to him and told him second year, doings that they were used for. Things which will be held on Monday
he looked like Father Christmas, he The Waiters brought their songs like stocks, ducking stools, whipping November 13th, 10.15am, at the
told her he was the retired Father along to help to bring her cheer, posts and gallows to name but a few. Pentecostal Church Watton (who we
Christmas. She skipped over to her She loosed her helium balloon her As usual, Mike had us enthralled with thank for the generous use of their
Mummy and told her that, that man mischief plain to see, his story telling and squirming with facilities).
over there was the retarded Father And . . . there’s every sign, some of the more "personal" details of For details of the group, or any of our
Christmas! Say no more! She’s doing fine the punishments. It's fair to say that we meetings, please phone 01953 884713
Due to the extension of the project And will reach one hundred and were careful in our choices of lunch we and leave a message, or email
we are very excited to be able to three! made later!! Mike was warmly
offer a new craft group, open to all. Peter Cowling. thanked and hopefully he will visit us
The Wayland News November 2017 Page 13
Watton Churches Together Thought Churches Together are hosting it at the
Queens Hall 3.00pm Sunday 10th Mount Fuji
St. Mary’s Church, Watton December. Please come and join us By Fr Gordon Williams, Follow us @StMarysWatton for the Month representing the part of community where Our Lady of Pity. Swaffham
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, By Revd Gerry Foster, St Mary’s, Watton you live or work or take part in activities or I have recently returned from my fourth trip to
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays ‘Remembering’ is a key word in November. organisations. Japan, a country I had fallen in love with long
between 10.30am and 12 noon—–Gerry Foster For St Mary’s, the season of Remembering Being together as family matters a lot and before I actually visited. It has held a
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion 2nd starts with a Requiem Mass with the Horatio that’s true for church family and families that fascination for me since my late teens and early
Wednesday Morning Worship Singers at 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd. At altogether make up community life. TEAM twenties. My one regret is that I never learned
Thursdays 5.00pm—5.30pm Parish Prayers 3.00pm on Sunday 5th, the Remembering means Together Everyone Achieves More, to speak Japanese. I think it is the Japanese love
Saturdays 9.30am—10.00am Parish Prayers continues with the Annual Service focussing which is so true. It can also mean Together of nature that is so alluring. The love of nature
5.00pm—6.00pm Pray & Praise on the Bereaved and their loved ones, with Everyone Actually Matters. Being of one the Japanese people originally had was no
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm an opportunity to have read out their names mind with what we have in common with doubt their innate sense for things beautiful.
Tel: 01953 881252 and to light a candle in their memory. each other is a springboard for making a One cannot think of Japan without thinking of
Sun 29th 8.00am Holy Communion Of course, the 5th is also associated with a difference! Churches Together would Mt Fuji's cone that rises to the clouds with its
(October) 10.30am Group Service Holy Communion at different kind of Remembering and welcome anyone to join in their part of snow capped peak. One of the early poets of
St Nicholas’ Church, Ashill associated bonfires and firework displays. caring in the community, as a united church Japan, Yamamoto Akahito wrote of Mt Fuji:
Thur 2nd 7.30pm All Souls’ Day Solemn Requiem Mass Then at 11.00am on Saturday 11th in in Watton. To the beach of Tago
at St Mary’s Church sung by The Horatio Singers, Chaston Place, we will hold two minutes’ Please consider coming to any of our I come, and behold,
Sun 5th 8.00am Holy Communion silence for Armistice Day, before proceeding Services and next year we’d also welcome In pure whiteness enveloped
10.00am Holy Communion for a Commemoration of the Commonwealth you especially to join us for Tea at 4.30pm, There it rises Mount Fuji –
3.00pm All Saints Tide Service Followed by tea War Graves at 12 noon in the Cemetery at St followed by the Service closing the Week of Snowing it seems above us!
Sun 12th 8.00am Holy Communion Mary’s Church. Then Services in many Prayer for Christian Unity being held at Fuji is now so identified with Japan. Whenever
10.00am Informal Holy Communion churches on Sunday 12th take part in the Act 6.30pm at St Mary’s. Japan is talked about or written about, Fuji is
2.15pm Act of Remembrance at of Remembrance for all those who at great We ‘Remember’. Jesus himself said inevitably mentioned. Justifiably so, because
The War Memorial cost have fought for our freedom. In Watton, “Remember the words I spoke to you” (John even the Land of the Rising Sun would lose
3.00pm Service of Remembrance we assemble from 2.00pm at the War 15: 20) and some of his most powerful words much of its mystery and beauty if the sacred
at Watton Methodist Church Memorial before proceeding to Watton appear in verses 9 and 12 of that chapter: “As Fuji were erased! Mt Fuji needs to be seen to be
Sun 19th 8.00am Holy Communion Methodist Church for the 3.00pm service the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. appreciated, though it is known as the ‘shy
10.00am Holy Communion held there this year. Now remain in my love….Love each other mountain’ often hiding behind mist and clouds.
2.30pm Café Stop at Blenheim Centre ‘Remembering’ is a vital part of life. as I have loved you”. If we remember to love The spectacular sight of Fuji in its majesty can
Sun 26th 8.00am Holy Communion Remembering Birthdays is a significant part God and to love each other, TEAM can be a rare thing! Another poet wrote:
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 & Holy Baptism of all of our lives, whether we like them or mean something else again: ‘Together In fair weather,
12 noon Holy Baptism not! Shops for weeks have been reminding Everyone Achieves Miracles’, for goodness In cloudy weather,
4.30pm Choral Evensong us of the Birthday that is a key feature of the and hope and peace and joy to flow, through Beautiful indeed
Christian faith and indeed is a focus for most the power of the love of God. That’s And never changing-
Watton Methodist Church families, as we remember the birth of the something not just for the season of This peak of Fuji! Christ Child at Christmas. ‘Remembering’ in November, but for There is an ancient saying: Which is the
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and The Town Carol Service precedes most other always. Every Blessing on you and yours… highest mountain in the world? But only a
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. At Christmas Services and, once again, Watton always: Revd Gerry Foster fool would answer Mt Everest!
10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member.
Sun 5th 10.30am Miss J Woor
6.30pm Local Arrangement
All Saints Church, Threxton
Sun 12th 10.30am Mrs E Warby We are holding our Service of Remembrance at All
2.15pm Act of Remembrance at Saints Church Threxton on
The War Memorial Sunday 12th November at 10.30 a.m.
3.00pm Service of Remembrance at Everyone Welcome
Watton Methodist Church
Sun 19th 10.30am Rev E Reddington
6.30pm Rev A King
Sun 26th 10.30am Mrs J Semmons Dance Away at The
6.30pm Rev E Reddington

Roman Catholic Community
Queens Hall
Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church
Ballroom, Latin & Sequence Dancing
In the Following Churches during the Holy Communion & Saturday November 4th & December 2nd
All Saints Remembered Services . . .
At this special service, we will be remembering those we have
loved, but are now in God’s care. There will be an opportunity
for the names to be collected when you arrive and they will be
read out in prayer during the service; a candle will be lit to
remind us that they rest in the light of Christ.

St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill
Sun 29th 10.30am Group Service of
(Oct) Holy Communion
Sun 5th 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday
for school age children
Sun 12th 9.30am Remembrance Day Service
Sun 19th 9.30am Morning Worship
Sun 26th 9.30am Holy Communion & All Saints Remembered
(See above)

St. George’s Church, Saham Toney
Sun 5th 11.00am Lay Led Worship
Sun 12th 11.00am Remembrance Day Service
Sun 19th 11.00am All Age Worship
Sun 26th 11.00am Holy Communion & All Saints Remembered
(See above)

S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke
Sun 5th 10.30am Holy Communion & All Saints Remembered
(See above)
Sun 12th 10.30am Remembrance Day Service
Sun 19th 10.30am Holy Communion
Sun 26th 10.30am Lay Led Worship

St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington
to be held in the Village Hall
Sun 5th 9.30am Holy Communion & All Saints Remembered
(See above)
Sun 12th 10.30am Remembrance Day Service
The Wayland News November 2017 Page 14

Normal for Norfolk?

Jenny Mann snapped this at Ashill in October. I shall leave it to you to decide whether you are required to
Stop or GO and if GO then should you go left or Keep Right or just go IN. And if you notice the proudly
announces this a 3 Way Control so you might find two other cars facing the same dilemma.

campaign running for the month of Bowen Therapy is a holistic and
Big Boys November at
gentle treatment encouraging the
body to reset and rebalance itself.

Do Cry . . . Being healthy doesn’t just mean
looking after the physical aspects
Reflexology of the feet and hands
aims to bring an overall sense of
of your health. It’s just as improved wellbeing and many
And That’s important to care for your mental
wellbeing. When you feel good in
people report feelings of deep
relaxation and improved sleep

OK both mind and body you can
enjoy life and cope better with
Bio-Dynamic Massage is a deep
form of psychotherapeutic
the stresses of everyday life. massage seeking to address
In a world of sterotypes many men There are positive steps you can emotional and psychological
have grown up being told ‘boys take towards this and a blockages that may be having a
don’t cry’. Men have had to be complementary therapy is physical impact on the body
‘strong’ and ‘tough’ and not something that could be creating a feeling of ‘unwellness’
display emotions that might make considered to help relaxation, Hypnotherapy can be useful in
them appear weak. Bottling up provide pain relief and support helping to deal with issues that
emotions creates other issues such your general wellness. have become overwhelming as
as anxiety and stress which in turn Wayland Wellness Clinic in well as addressing fears, phobias,
can weaken the immune system Watton offers a range of therapies habits and issues of self esteem
and raise blood pressure creating including; The age old treatment of
other types of ill health. Counselling – a talking therapy Acupuncture is often used to
According to the Movember which is like a helping hand when address a wide range of ailments
Foundation (set up to reduce the you need a little extra support to including pain, stress, anxiety and
number of men dying prematurely see things more clearly. addiction.
due to prostate and testicular cancer Relaxation therapies such as The clinic also offers Osteopathy,
and mental health issues), 1 in 8 massage, Indian head massage, Homeopathy and Nutritional
men in the UK have experienced a ear candling, aromatherapy and Wellbeing and the Chiropody clinic
mental health problem and 3 out of manual lymphatic drainage all operates 5 days a week. Visit the
4 suicides are men. One aim of the give you the space to reconnect Facebook page at
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issues, to share their experiences encouraging the removal of Wayland Wellness Clinic at 8
and to take action. You can find out toxins and strengthening of the Thetford Road, Watton or call
more about the Movember immune system. 01953 886860

What’s on at St Mary’s
Thursday 2nd November 10am Thursday Chat a social
coffee morning at Sty Mary’s all welcome 7.30pm All Souls’
Requiem Service at St Mary’s Church with the Horatio Singers
Mondays November 6th 13th 20th & 27th 9.30am Story Bags
at St Mary’s Church for parents and preschool children during
term time only.
Friday 17th November 2.30pm Watton Community Cinema
at St Mary’s: Screening “Whisky Galore” Refreshments from
1.30pm. Tickets at the box office on the day.
Saturday 18th November 7.15pm Watton Community
Cinema at St Mary’s: Screening “Whisky Galore”
Refreshments from 6.15pm. Tickets at the box office on the day.
Sunday 19th November 2.30pm - 4pm Café Stop at The
Blenheim Centre, Tedder Close, Watton. Crafts for all the
family, free refreshments.
Saturday 25th November 10-12.30pm Christmas Fayre at
Watton Christian Community Centre. Christmas raffle, lucky dip
for children, cake, gifts and craft stalls. Seasonal refreshments.
The October Winner of the 100 Club Draw Number 43
Susan Marks
The Wayland News November 2017 Page 15
speculate on the future of two young ceased for the duration, but eventually at least in London, were one day seen cruises that will not take place until
How I Hate . . . neighbours introduced through a
brand of coffee.
the present system evolved, so that I
can be annoyed by trivial
to be covered by enormous posters
showing a toxophilite in action, with
late in 2019. And full page adverts
that take up to a third of the paper,
By Ken Knowles
Ads. for washing powders, and interruptions on any number of the caption ‘A is for Archery, O is for sometimes containing just a single
. . . National Advertising, which I household cleaners soon dominated commercial stations throughout the Oxo’. A couple of weeks later the word !
consider to be a blight on modern the screens, but, for me, the most night and day. world would see a new poster If a firm is so well-known one word
entertainment. To watch a drama or obnoxious were those that included Only the good old BBC is free from showing a Bowls player with ‘B is for is considered sufficient then
other serious programme on a animated creatures intended to these annoyances, you may think. Bowls, O is for Oxo’, the sequence advertising is obviously not required,
commercial channel and suffer represent the germs that apparently But, unfortunately, no – they being followed through the alphabet and thus it is merely a means of
interruptions every ten or twelve invade everything we do. interrupt their programmes with with a different sport each time, somehow reducing a taxation bill.
minutes I feel completely ruins my Of course, after sixty years of TV adverts for other programmes, and i- leaving the public to guess which But over the years there have been
evening. Fortunately by recording adverts, it is inevitable that watchable Player, which can be equally would it be shown for F – football or many great newspaper ads.- such as
everything and watching the play- items have become few and far annoying, particularly when the same fencing ? the one that showed a jolly little man
back enables me to fast-forward and between, so it is good to recall the item is broadcast several times in a But probably the oddest of all in his pyjamas bobbing about in the
avoid the adverts, although there are better ones. couple of hours. Fortunately the Beeb publicity schemes was instigated by a ocean, astride a jar of Bovril. Ads. to
occasions when this is not possible, When we think of adverts we tend to is careful not to publicise products, well-known whisky company who send us to sleep, from Ovaltine,
and I find I am forced to endure some associate them with television, but being sure to refer to “a well-known arranged to ‘show’ a cricket Test Horlicks or Bournvita, and the very
of the direst items imaginable, such as radio preceded it for British listeners brand of breakfast cereal” rather than Match on a screen erected at a seaside old one depicting two pauper
ads. for sofas at sale price offers that when, in the mid -1930s, Radio to say the word ‘Kelloggs’, though for county ground, in 1938 BT (before children sniffing the aroma of
‘must end Sunday’. Luxembourg began to gain some reason ‘Marmite’ is mentioned television), the audience, of which I cooking. These ‘Bisto Kids’ were
It seems impossible that back in the popularity, with shows financed by quite frequently. was a part) paid a nominal sum for frequently used by entrants to fancy
1950s, when commercial television companies who rented whole But ads. have been with us far longer the use of a deck-chair in front of a dress competitions in the holiday
first came to Britain that the ads. were programmes in the American pattern , than radio and TV. Repeats of old giant board painted to represent a camps that were all the rage eighty
often regarded as more entertaining unlike our present television where filmed newsreels show ancient buses cricket pitch, a scoreboard at the side. years ago.
than the shows in which they several completely different products around the time of the Great War An operator in contact with the actual Even football is not free from the
intruded, and we found ourselves are aired in groups. displaying match, moved a ‘ball’ in accordance scourge, as recent marvels of
really enjoying seeing the little Probably the most successful and well long posters advertising such products with whatever stroke the real batsman electronics have made it possible to
slightly dyslectic man who advertised - remembered of these early as Fry’s Chocolate and Colman’s had made, and suitable signs surround a pitch with ever-changing
a paraffin, and called himself the Esso Luxembourg offerings, was Mustard, while railways made use of indicated any fall of wickets. It seems flashing ads, even continuing
Blee Dooler. We revelled in the introduced by the song we all soon the fences guarding platforms at rural rather pathetic to think that a throughout the game, which is a
supply of catch phrases and were would know, beginning stations to rent out facilities thousand or more men would sit distraction for both players and
pleased to Sleep Sweeter, Bournvita, “We are the Ovaltinies…..”, but other displaying these and many other watching this board all day, viewers.
or wondered where the yellow went ‘singable’refrains followed, one products, beside their own publicity applauding a ‘boundary’ that was If all these things annoy me so much,
when we brushed our teeth with notable example being – “Hurrah for items telling us such things as largely imaginary, and generally why do I keep watching them?
Pepsodent, and, later on, You’re Betox, what a delightful smell – the “Skegness is so Bracing” (ad-speak enjoying every aspect of the unseen You tell me !
Never Alone with a Strand or Save stuff that every self-respecting grocer for Windy !). (and unheard) game’. Ed: If you are on the Internet watch
Some for Lulu. has to sell. The price is right, it’s Possibly one of the most successful Of course my everyday contact with this video and its part 2 as well to be
Soon we really looked forward to cook’s delight, how easily it’s made. ‘outside’ advertising campaigns advertising comes from my reminded of some of theclassic
seeing a daring young man scudding So join the happy members of the came during the early years of the newspaper, and with it comes more adverts!
over roof- tops to deliver a box of Betox brigade !” Second World War, when the many annoyance, my pet hate being the
chocolates to his lady friend, or to Came the war, and radio advertising large hoardings around the country, or constant stream of notices about
The Wayland News November 2017 Page 16

Richmond Park
Golf Club Ladies
It’s always fun when the different sections get together
and on Monday 9th October, an Autumnal morning with
a light drizzle in the air, 40 players from Richmond Park
Golf Club took to the course to play their annual
“Ladies and Seniors” Event.
The one Lady and one Senior partnerships were decided
by a draw, and it was played in the Stableford format
using half their combined handicaps. The 20 pairs
headed off with great enthusiasm, despite the dull
conditions and occasional drizzly showers. Some pairs
faired better than others, and there were tales told of
“unlucky” putts and wayward shots, and the rough was
very punishing so it was good advice to stay on the
However some exceptional scored were posted and at
the end of the day all agreed that it had been a fun
The prizes were presented by Ladies’ Representative
Elaine Aberdeen and Seniors’ Captain Bill Gautier and
the result was as follows:-
1st Prize - Cherrie Lawn and Colin Arnott with a
magnificent 40 points.
2nd Prize - Rosie Sutterby and Alan Hewison with 37
points (on countback).
3rd Prize – Dilys Gibbs and John Crowdy also with 37
Pictured right are the winners at the top, second place
centre and 3rd place at the bottom.

Dereham Indoor Bowls
The Leisure centre will be opening a short Mat club in
January Contact Ellen Vardy for more information
The Bowls club are running their annual visit in
January to Potters Leisure Resort for the World Bowls
championship. The one day outing includes a Coach
leaving Dereham at 8 am. Arriving at Potters at 9.15. At
10 am watch a men's singles KO Then a two course
lunch followed in the afternoon by Two mixed pairs
semi finals. Coach leaves about 6.30 back to Dereham
More information contact Terry Tel 01362 525 042

the "UK Mens Shed Association" for wonderful, heart-warming blend of
Wayland Norfolk & Nth Suffolk at Halesworth in
Suffolk, with some 10 Sheds from the local
harmonies to lift the spirits and give an
amazing feeling of achievement to choir

Men’s Shed regions attending it was an interesting day
seeing the variation in activities that the
We like to think we’re a friendly bunch and
Sheds are involved in and I was left in no hold social get-togethers during the year –
Social group doubt that the Uk MS Association is here to
stay with 100s of groups starting up
the most recent being tea and cakes in
Saham Toney on a balmy Sunday afternoon
Well for once I have to admit I’m a bit throughout the country and localy at in September.
short of things to say with several members Attleborough, Wymondham, Thetford and New members are always welcome –
away on holidays and one or two others Norwich. so why not get involved pop in especially tenors and basses, although a few
feeling a bit under the weather and most of and see us for a cuppa and a chat. more sopranos would be a bonus! (Don’t
the Shows and Carnivals we attend have
We open: Monday and Wednesdays 10am worry, we wouldn’t turn any altos away!)
now come and gone but on the positive side
to 2pm and Saturdays 10am to 12pm. Tel: Not all of us read music (including me!) but
our attendances for our weekly get together
01953 881004. E mail: that doesn’t stop us learning and
on Mondays & Wednesdays at Church progressing week by week.
Walk have been on the up with anything up Look Foward to seeing you. Cheers, This year, we’re holding our Christmas
to 25+ members poping in for a cuppa and Richard Concert at St Nicholas Church in Dereham
a chat as well as a game of Cards or on when we will be singing “Carols and
Rummycub. Choruses” and on 2 June next year we have
Jeff and John have been busy as usual in
the computer room with their Widgets and Singing Is booked Norwich Cathedral to perform
Bach B Minor Mass. If you’d like to be a
Motherboards repairing and refurbishing
some computers for sale. Many thanks to
those members of the public who have
Good for the part of this wonderful piece of music (and
others in the future), we’d love to hear from
you. You can visit our website Page space is allocated strictly on a first come, first served basis. Deadline
donated their old "Laptop" computers to us
for using as spare parts and repairs the boys Soul . . . or please
ring our chairman, Jane Fannon, on 07930
is 12 Noon on 16th of the month preceding publication and that is the last
date and time that copy will be considered for inclusion. Arrival of copy
are like bees around a honey pot. The And I agree wholeheartedly! I’ve been a 822979 for more details. before deadline does not guarantee inclusion, if you wish to be certain
carpentry workshop is now up and running member of Mid Norfolk Singers for more your entry gets published, then please make sure it arrives in plenty of
Sheila Edwards, Saham Toney
smoothly with various projects on the go than 10 years and although I wasn’t sure it time otherwise you may still be disappointed. If you are submitting on
with Bryan, Brian, Harry and Dave Fettling was the sort of thing I would enjoy, I’ve paper you MUST sign and include your contact details with each item.
and Filing.
Malcolm our Social Secretary has been
loved every minute. Sometimes – after a
particularly fraught day at work perhaps – I Memorial If you do not, the item will NOT be published.
You can contact Julian by ringing (01953) 858908.
You can write to 8 Princess Close, Watton IP25 6XA
busy organising our social events for the think I’ll miss a rehearsal but I make the
coming months, as per the list below for
Members and Invited guests:
effort and within minutes I’ve forgotten my
problems and am caught up in the music.
Service for The e-mail address is
Views expressed in articles in The Wayland News are those of the
20th October, Quiz & Chip Evening, starts
7pm .
MNS meet in Dereham but members come
from miles around and several live in Ron Upton contributors and may not reflect the
views of the publisher or printers.
18th October, Members Lunch at The Watton and the surrounding villages. In A service of thanksgiving for Ron’s life While every care and effort has been taken to ensure accuracy,
Willow House, 1 pm. fact, our Musical Director, Robert will be held at St Mary’s Church, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions.
1st November, Committee Meeting, 7pm. Hamwee, comes from a Wayland village. Watton on Friday 3rd November at This issue of the The Wayland News was published by:
Members only. We sing all kinds of music from jazz and 2.00 pm. Julian Horn, 32 High Street, Watton IP25 6AE
3rd November, Cheese and Wine Evening, spirituals to large choral works – each one Donations if desired in Ron’s memory
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13th December, Christmas Dinner at passionate about music and with his sent c/o Eirlys Johnson Funeral Sharman & Company Ltd, Newark Road
Broom Hall,Watton. guidance and encouragement, he is able to Services, 87 High Street, Watton,
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