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The Inner Wheel’s Christmas Activities

'It's that time of the year', as the December 6th when the ladies The Thursday Club, St. Martin's 'A Very Happy and Healthy New
song says, 'when the world seems donned their red and black and Housing Trust, The Salvation Year'. Brenda Davis, Club
to say Happy Christmas' and that is were joined by The Westend Army Christmas Appeal and to the Correspondent.
just what the ladies of the Inner Waiters to present Christmas Queens Hall funds. Our President's
Wheel have been saying during the Unwrapped, their popular charity is The Nook Appeal which
three events they have taken part in
during the first few days of
Christmas Concert. The Hall was
full and there was a wonderful
we shall be collecting for during
the year and some of this money
December. The first occasion was
at the Queens Hall Coffee Morning
feeling of friendliness and happy
will go to that.
But… the ladies will soon be Vacant
on December 2nd when friends The performance of songs by both planning for their new year events Administrator required for the
came to partake of homemade the ladies and the Waiters, and the which start with a celebration of parish churches of Ashill,
goodies, take a chance at the readings ,all about presents, were International Inner Wheel Day at Carbrooke, Ovington, Saham
tombola and generally wish each greatly enjoyed and the audience the Christian Community Centre Toney and Watton, based at St.
other 'A Happy Christmas'. raised the roof with the carols. on January 10th. The popular Barn Mary’s Church, Watton, working
On the following day our ladies Lunch of a turkey roll and mince Dance with Shinanikins is with an Assistant Administrator, 12
were at the town Festive Market pies was then served by the ladies scheduled for Friday, February, 9th hours per week. Office open:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
persuading adults and children and the happy buzz of conversation and the first Lunchtime Concert
9am – 1.00pm. This is a position in
alike to buy a Pretty Parcel. continued round the hall as with vocalist Kyle will be on
a very busy, lively office.
Literally hundreds of donated gifts everyone was wished 'A Happy Wednesday February 21st and
Please apply, enclosing your
had been lovingly wrapped in Christmas'! tickets for these two Curriculum Vitae to the Church
Christmas paper to bring a smile All this activity has raised the events will be in Mullengers at the Administrator, St Mary’s Church
and a wish for 'A Happy amazing sum of a little over £1,400 beginning of January. Office, Church Road, Watton,
Christmas'. for which we thank our friends in And now, since Christmas will be Thetford IP25 6DQ or email:
The third event took place in the Watton for their generosity. Some over by the time you read this, it Closing
Queens Hall on Wednesday cheques have already been sent to just remains for me to wish you all date Friday 19th January 2018.
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the next six months. But, hang on, I am retired ! Oh,
A Quick While it is true that so many folks well . . .
bank on-line these days, there are But now it’s knees-ups time, so
Look Round thousands that do still depend on the
more traditional services,
here’s wishing a happy and
prosperous new year to both my
By Orbiter particularly those in out-lying readers, and Good afternoon.
The last look round of the year districts who will now be forced to
reveals the usual crop of incidents travel miles to visit the nearest
and surprises, one of which was the
re-action to the Budget, at the end of
Not too long ago banks were
Ashill and
November, or rather the lack of re-
action. Not too many years ago, each
pestering the public for business, but
the days of the ‘Listening Bank’ or
Holme Hale
and every item would have caused ‘Banks that Like to say Yes’, and so
screaming headlines in every on, have been consigned to the past. Garden Club
newspaper, but this time even the They are even trying to phase out the Barry Gayton made a return visit
little bits of good news seemed to use of money ! to the Garden Club in November.
have been accepted without much This, they say, is rather a bother for Barry's Desert World Gardens are
fuss, though of course our Members them, and everyone should use in Santon Downham where he
of Parliament acted like children, as electronic transfers. Imagine the specialises in tropical and arid
is usual on such occasions, with steward or verger in your church tolerant plants. His love of
screams of approval from the ruling going round with the collection plate growing plants began at the age of
party, and howls of dissent from the and having to pause in front of each seven when he surprised his
opposition. worshipper while they produced parents by asking for a greenhouse
How Budget days have changed in their credit card, and then wait for for Christmas. Sixty-one years
the public eye ! Sixty years ago the the authorisation. later, having spent thirty-eight of
day would have seen long queues Or the welcome one would get from them as Head Gardener for
forming outside petrol stations, with the market stall traders ! Ooooh. Thetford Parks Department, he still
drivers hoping to avoid any The government have realised, enjoys growing plants from seed
increased tax on fuel that the rather belatedly, that since the and cuttings. During this time he
Chancellor might impose, probably withdrawal of the issue of Motor has encountered many weird and
costing themselves more in queuing Licensing tax discs, many drivers wonderful aspects of plants. These
than they actually saved. are now not bothering to pay the fee. could be due to attacks by outside
But this year the country had more Perhaps it was thought that now we influences or coping with climatic
important things to worry about, for no longer have ‘beat bobbies’ to conditions or simply nature 'going
the new series of Howards End was peer into windscreens it was wrong'.
on our screens, and as with all pointless issuing discs, but now that For example, we saw photographs
dramas set in older times, it would so many tax dodgers have of trees with strange twisted trunks
contain minor alleged errors that the materialised, there is a new proposal formed as the tree continues to
viewing public would find necessary on the cards to abolish the Licence grow around a damaged part of
to point out. Yes, the ladies of the Fee and instead put a few pence on bark, possibly caused by a vehicle.
day might not usually put jam on each gallon of fuel. This would seem Barry also brought along physical
toast with a spoon, or a man might to be fair, as those who do most examples, such as a large hard ball
fail to remove his hat when meeting miles would pay the most money, from the root of a conifer. This is
a lady, but if a play is intended to and dodging would be eliminated, so caused by a specific wasp which
portray real life, then it should that we would all be on a level injects saliva into the tree's surface
include imperfections too, since no- playing field, as the saying goes. roots before laying eggs.
one, even the gentry, is perfect. The few drivers presently driving In order to ensure the correct
Of course we all delight in finding exempt vehicles would lose their climatic conditions for seed
faults with television, but in general advantage, but would be no worse germination, Strelitzia Nicolai,
they do a good job these days, unlike off than any others. Seems a good also known as the Bird of Paradise
the film makers of the past, who idea to me. Plant, produces seeds with strange
seemed to think that railway engines Another one is the re-introduction orange tufts on top. These are
were all identical, so that we would of deposits on bottles, in order to germinating inhibitors as the seed
see the heroes depart in a train pulled cut down on the immense amount will only germinate when the
by one locomotive that would seem of plastic that is wasted by the ground is moist enough for the
to change with every different aspect single-use habit that is now tufts to rot away.
of the journey. Fortunately universal. Older readers will Like humans, every plant of a
continuity errors are very rare these remember when it was usual to particular variety is slightly
days, and actually film directors pay an extra penny on a bottle of different. Sometimes a rogue gene
usually have the last laugh for they Tizer or Vimto, and then or simply confusion due to over-
are able to pull the wool over our sometimes a parent would let you hybriding will produce a flower in
eyes without our realising – such take the bottles back and keep the a different colour. If that stem is
instances as The Cruel Sea, which pennies ! Happy days. removed and rooted a new variety
seemed to be filmed in mid-ocean, Another proposal is to re-open can be created naturally.
but was actually shot in a large tank some of the rail lines that were Barry's talk was supported by
in a studio, and the frequent ‘Middle closed in the Beeching era. This, in some amazingly clear close up
-Eastern’ desert scenes that are theory¸ is a good idea, but might photographs, including the
actually part of the Surrey landscape. not be very practical since many amusing 'pregnant potatoes'. These
But eagle-eyed observers are always railway properties were sold off were discovered by accident when
waiting to pounce on errors and now are the sites of extensive some old potatoes were left in the
anywhere in the media, and one such housing estates, as is the case in sack. New potatoes grew from
lady seized on a remark I made in Watton. And, unfortunately, inside the old ones!
this column last month, when I railway schemes take years in the An extremely interesting talk
wrote that my mother put her Xmas planning, and changes of which confirmed how little we
pudding mix into ‘jars’, when this government invariably bring know about the strange world of
should read ‘basins’. Silly me ! changes of policy, so this is plants.
As we approach the New Year it probably a non-starter for the What's on in the next 3 months:
would be nice to have some good foresee-able future. 25th January Ian Roofe 'Spring
news to start things off, but alas this And finally there is a piece of good Garden Flowers'
is not to be, as at least one big East news. Prince Harry has announced 22nd February Kathy Gray 'Plant
Anglian company has announced his engagement, and there is a Hunters'
cessation of operations, while yet proposal that when the happy couple 22nd March Graham Benefer
more banks forecast closing wed, there should be a national 'Bonsai'
branches all over the country within holiday. Hooray, a day off work !
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We’ve received food from a bespoke trips to the county and
The number of local businesses, surrounding area.
including Watton Bakery and He is also a member of the social
Wayland Tesco, and countless local
residents and groups. The fridge
enterprise Buy Local Norfolk. By
supporting businesses which are
Partnership has been featured on BBC Look
East and BBC Radio Norfolk.
truly local to Norfolk we are
directly investing in the future of
Memory Garden If you are a business or a resident Norfolk.
On 29 November, we heard from and have surplus food you will be In addition, we will launch the
the Postcode Local Trust that we throwing away, please bring it into Wayland Partnership’s 2018
have been successful in securing Wayland House or give us a call on programme of events, and give
£17,000 for a remarkable project. 01953 883915. some of those attending an
Starting in January, we will turn School Uniform Swap Shop opportunity for a ‘60 second sound
the large empty yard at Wayland On 28 and 29 December 2017 and -bite’.
House into a sensory garden for 2 and 3 January 2018, we will be Places for the Breakfast are £10.50
people living with dementia and holding a school uniform swap available by emailing Jan Godfrey
their carers. shop in the Dragonfly Gallery and should be
The Memory Garden is a natural between 10am and 1pm. This is a paid for before the event.
extension of the brilliant work great opportunity to swap
being done by the Memory Café in unwanted school uniform (this
Watton. As well as the evocative could be surplus or too small for What’s on at
plants and other sensory content your child) for uniform that you
that will be present throughout the may need (this could be the next St Mary’s
space, there will be places to sit size up or another part of uniform).
and relax (including under cover Thank you very much to the Church,
during bad weather), beautiful parents and schools that have
murals on the walls, and a
comprehensive programme of
already donated. If you have
anything spare, you are welcome to
Friday 29th December
activities that will link with and drop it in to Wayland House before Watton Community Cinema at St
complement the cultural 22 December. Mary’s Church, Free Film “Beauty
experiences offered by the & The Beast” (PG)
Dragonfly Gallery.
This project will be transformative. Farmhouse 4.00pm Café opens, 5.00pm
Children’s choir, 5.30pm
The Memory Garden will provide a
safe, secure and stimulating Breakfast screening.
Children under 16 years of age
environment for people living with The 2018 Farmhouse Breakfast must be accompanied by an
dementia that will be open at least will take place at Broom Hall appropriate adult. Only food/drink
five days a week. It will facilitate Country Hotel, Saham Toney on purchased on the premises may be
continually-available support and January 25th at 8.00 for 8.15 am. consumed.
respite to carers. And it will The Wayland Partnership has been Thursday 4th January
reshape Wayland House as a hosting this annual event to 10.00am Thursday Chat a social
community destination that blends celebrate the local food and local coffee morning at St Mary’s all
culture with environmental tourism sectors since 2000. It was welcome
sustainability and health and until recently a national campaign Mon 8th January
wellbeing. by the Home-Grown Cereals 4.30-5.30pm 1st Watton Rainbow
The Partnership is recruiting right Authority (now the Agriculture and Brownies taster session at St
now for someone to coordinate the Horticulture Development Board Mary’s Church Rooms
project. They will work closely AHDB) and branded as ‘Shake up for girls aged 5-7 years. The
with the volunteers and attendees your Wake up’. They now run their Rainbows will be meeting each
of the Memory Café to design the campaign across the year, but we Monday at St Mary’s Church
garden and make sure its contents decided last year that we would during term time.
closely reflect the needs of its continue our tradition of holding Mondays January 8th, 15th,
users. Later in the project, we hope our own breakfast in January as 22nd and 29th January
to recruit dedicated volunteers to our first event of the year. We are 9.30am Story Bags at St Mary’s
curate the garden and lead the grateful to Simon at Broom Hall Church for parents and preschool
programme of activities. More for his on-going support and children during term time only.
information about recruitment is on sponsorship. The December Winner of the 100
our website: Although we target food and Club Draw Number 88 Sybil
The Community Fridge tourism businesses, anyone from Gant
On 1 November, the Wayland the Wayland area is welcome to Friday 26th January
Partnership successfully launched attend, though places are limited, 2.15pm, & Saturday 27th January
Norfolk’s first ever community and early booking is 7.15pm Watton Community
fridge with Breckland Council and recommended. Cinema at St Mary’s “Dunkirk”
Recycle for Norfolk. Guest speakers for 2018 are Sarah Refreshment Café opens one hour
The concept is simple. Businesses de Chair and Glynn Burrows. prior to screening. Tickets available
and residents donate surplus food Sarah de Chair has a background at the box office on the day.
that is still in date but would and extensive experience in
otherwise be thrown away. This organising and running events and
food goes into the community was the Show Manager at the
fridge and local residents can come Royal Norfolk Agricultural
in and collect it. The aim is to Association for twelve years, prior
reduce food waste in the to which she was helping to run
community as much as possible. Andrew Cuthbert Country Fairs all
Our fridge is located in the over the UK.
Wayland House reception and it Sarah has been involved in Norfolk
has hit upon something special in Food & Drink for twelve years,
Wayland. In the first month, we’ve running the legendary and much-
diverted over 100kg of food from loved Battle of the Bangers and has
landfill, with all of it being taken also been Chairman of the Board
away by local residents or by for the past five years.
Wayland Academy, which takes Glynn Burrows is a local historian
any food in the fridge that goes with a passion for all things
beyond its use-by date for the Norfolk. He runs Norfolk Tours, a
Academy chickens. business devoted to building
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Watton Rotary). He had been our members who are no longer
Watton involved in so much of the able to attend meetings through
Watton community scene, ill-health; they are kept
Rotary especially the senior school,
carnival, and none the least as a
informed of our activities, we
visit them and have an almoner
Roundup member of our Watton Rotary
Club for over 30 years, He was
to look after their interests.
Housebound members include:
The Mayor of Watton is always No 6 in seniority within the Vernon Brodie, Bob Jones and
busy at this time of year, so it club and was President for the George Wilson (although he is
was good of Stan Hebborn to Rotary Year 1993/94. in his 80s he exercising hard,
attend our weekly Rotary Whilst on the subject of long having had yet another hip
meeting, missing the meal, on service, in common not only for operation!).
his return from a business trip Rotary but also for most Excused all attendance are Ken
to London. He was our speaker voluntary service clubs and Davis & Derek Smith.
for the evening and organisations in UK nowadays, Temporarily excused attendance:
concentrated on how, without is the growing problem of the undersigned - currently
any musical experience or ageing and declining hospitalised (don’t ask, but not
tuition, he came to not only membership. for too long, I hope).
learn to play the bagpipes but There seems to be an They say that as one door
also to teach them and lead two unwillingness to join, ‘belong’ closes another opens - by
bands. Stan had a fascinating or commit to such bodies these coincidence, in the last few
tale to tell, which he put over in days. Some blame greater weeks, we have had a number
a very personable and amusing workloads and mobility in the of expressions of interest in
way. working population, but Rotary and possibly looking to
There were many anecdotes particularly the plethora of join us, some are in progress as
about his experiences of legislation that forces so many we write, and we hope to
parades and solo performances, obligations and follow-up with the others after
including a hilarious set of Responsibilities on us; it’s an Christmas.
circumstances when piping for off put to ‘getting involved’, Hopefully, there will some
a funeral. especially for the retired who good news on membership in
It is sad to record the passing of really don’t want all that hassle the next edition of The
Richard Crabtree (pictured left any more. Wayland News.
Richard Crabtree after being made President of We still look after and salute Martin Anscombe

alright, anything less needs to be
Watton U3A taken into care for the winter.
Hedgehogs are frequently
In November Sean Mills from dehydrated when found. To
PACT gave us a talk on hedgehogs. rehydrate them he told us to give
He told us about the decline in them boiled water in the ratio of 1
these animals and that 10 years ago litre of water with a level teaspoon
there were 10 million hedgehogs in of salt together with one desert
Britain and last year there was only spoon of sugar. He warned us that
1 million. Pact is currently taking hedgehogs are lactose intolerant so
in about 10 a day. These not to feed them bread and milk.
underweight hedgehogs are fed They will eat meat based cat food
every day and kept warm all winter and even dry cat biscuits. They
not hibernating; they are released in emerge from hibernation in the
spring when they have gained spring when the temperature
enough weight to survive outside. reaches 5 to 6 degrees. To
PACT already has over 150 encourage hedgehogs in your
hedgehogs in their care. Sean gave garden put out food every day.
us lots of facts about the care of They will eat various garden pests transfer to cats, dogs or humans! 31 members enjoyed a Christmas Secretary, Anita Taylor on 01953
these animals if we found one including beetles and caterpillars This was a very interesting and lunch at the Richmond Golf Club 881110 if you would like to
during daylight hours as hedgehogs but not slugs. Sean also told us how informative talk. We all learnt a lot on 1 December. On 8 December become a member of the Watton
are nocturnal animals and should to make a hedgehog house using an about these endangered creatures we held our annual Christmas party U3A, or would like further
not be out in the daytime. This inverted washing up bowl with a and how we can help them. in the Sports Centre where we were details.
included how to judge whether the hole cut in the side. Also not to be The speaker in January will be Bob entertained by our very own For further details on the National
hedgehog was underweight. The concerned about fleas as these fleas Lloyd to tell us about’ Life as a ukulele group (pictured above).. U3A, go to
equivalent size to a grapefruit is are hedgehog specific and will not town crier and toastmaster’. Please contact our Membership
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Great Hockham Gardening Club

Chris Boyle
The Christmas Party. Now that we things, working with other people. Great Hockham Gardening Club
are enduring the darkest and coldest Although her health was failing she meets the second Wednesday of
and just lately the wettest time of had been so looking forward to each month. September to April in
the year it’s therapeutic to indulge coming to our Christmas party. Her the village hall, May to August we
in a little light entertainment. This funeral took place at the Pitsea visit local venues. More
was provided by our annual Crematorium in Essex. The chapel information can be found at
Christmas party. Many of the was packed with people and
members contribute to the event standing shoulder to shoulder
with food preparation: Chili, baked around the walls. The ceremony
potatoes, pudding, mince pies, two was very personal, produced by and NWT
variations on punch and all the bits participated in by her close family.
and pieces that go with them. By She leaves her husband, Mick, Breckland
the time everyone arrived Jane and whom she married, when they were
Chris had worked hard on setting both teenagers. Local Group
up the hall in a seasonal theme Our Next meeting will be on Well, we have had a very successful
including table decorations. The Wednesday 10th of January. year and thank all of you who have
afternoon proceeded with a series Graeme Simmonds will be talking supported us in 2017. For the first
of quizzes, some with a seasonal about ‘History Beneath Your Feet. talk of 2018, we have Jo Jones from
theme, even one on flowers. The Graeme has presented this topic on Breckland Flora Group, a team who
afternoon ended with the raffle and a couple of previous occasions – help sustain the unique and nationally
the handing out of presents from each one completely different from important plants of the area. Having
Secret Santa’s sack. the others. This time we would like been on Cranwich Heath with Jo, I
December 2017 will be members to bring along their own know she is incredibly
remembered for the tragic loss of finds for identification and knowledgeable and interesting and
one of our members. Chris Boyle, comment. will leave us wishing for the Spring
pictured above, was one of our This months competition results so we can get out and see the plants
more recent members, joining the Floral: First: Chris Dalton. Second: for ourselves.
club in 2013. In that short time she Sue Thomas. Third: Jane Dalton. As usual the talk takes place at
had become a very valued and Fruit / Vegetables: First: Jane Watton Christian Community Hall,
popular member. If there was any Dalton. Second: Prue IP25 6AB on 10th January at
work that needed doing, then Chris Szczepanowski. Third: Ed 7.30pm. Entry is £2 for members and
was always enthusiastic to help. Szczepanowski. £3 for non-members and includes
She loved both the indoor and Seasonal Photograph: First: Ed refreshments.
outdoor meetings, but was happiest Szczepanowski. Second: Hazel Hope to see you there and Happy
when she was getting involved with Dunn. Third: Jane Dalton. New year to you all.
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watch, and pay what they think
“Rubber their experience is worth, after the
show. ‘Rubber Ring’ has been
selected as part of Creative Arts
Ring” in East’s rural touring programme
LIVE!, and McDermott will also
be holding an informal post-show
Ovington! discussion.
James McDermott is a Norfolk-
Laugh-out-loud coming of age based writer and performer, born
comedy about sexual identity in Holt, who graduated from UEA
comes to Ovington Village Hall with an MA(Distinction) in
‘Rubber Ring’ by award-winning Scriptwriting. He was the Winner
local playwright James of Anglian Voices Playwrighting
McDermott comes to Ovington Competition in 2017. ‘Rubber
Village Hall on 27th January at Ring’ has previously toured
7.30pm, supported by arts and nationally to venues including the
community charity Creative Arts Pleasance Islington, The Tristan
East, and promises to have Bates Theatre in London, Holt
audiences laughing out loud. Festival 2017 and Norwich Arts
‘Rubber Ring’ is an hour long fast Centre, and received rave reviews.
-paced one-man comedy set in It will be touring to other
Sheringham, and based on community venues across Norfolk
playwright James McDermott’s later in the year.
own experiences as a working- This event is organised in
class Morrisey-obsessed teenager partnership with Creative Arts
exploring his own sexuality East with funding by Arts Council
against the backdrop of rural England, Norfolk County Council
Norfolk. McDermott describes it and Breckland District Council.
as “a play with a big heart full of For further information on this
big characters and big laughs”,
and his script blends song lyrics,
and other Creative Arts East
events please go to
Understanding Your Cat’s Behaviour
music and autobiographical tales
of his teenage years. If you should be having problems A friend of mine was recently We would like to say a big thank you
-on/ or contact Karen Kidman on with your cat’s behaviour, you may referred to a behavioural therapist by to the 3rd Thetford Brownies who
Popular reviewing site A Younger 01953 713392 or
Theatre said of the show: be interested to know that your vet her vet as one of her cats was have been collecting cat food for us. can refer you to a suitably qualified urinating outside the litter tray. For If any group would like us to come
“McDermott’s style of comedy is
one which will appeal to cat counsellor. If your cat is insured, £200, she had a 3 hour intensive visit, and talk to them, we are very happy
all.” your sessions can be paid for by your where the lady met the cats, looked all to do so. We give talks aimed at
McDermott said: insurance company, although you over the house, checked the garden adults or children about what we do
“Growing up in East will have to pay the excess. and where other cats in the and how to be a responsible owner
Anglia I felt like a ghost Many cat owners may not neighbourhood live and if their cats and care for your cat. We can also
no one believed in as my understand the needs of their cats. Is came into the garden, which route tell you how you can help us to raise
county was rarely the insistent miaowing of the cat they took. She also took a detailed money to cover our very large vet
represented onstage. I trying to communicate with you for history of the cat and the problems bills. We can show you lots of
wrote food or affection, or something more my friend had been experiencing. The pictures of cats that need help and
Rubber Ring to better complex? It could be that the cat therapist left my friend with lots of we have a variety of freebies to give
understand East Anglian ‘says’ one thing and the owner hears recommendations and asked her to away. Pens, badges, face masks, and
life and by touring another, with each party being keep a diary. The therapist sent a very lots more. It educates young people
Rubber Ring around East unaware of the wishes of the other. detailed report with her to respect all animals which we think
Anglia I hope to help The cause of the problem can recommendations and my friend had is very important. Just give us a ring
other East Anglian sometimes be difficult to identify, to report back on the progress. on 01842 810018 and we can
audiences feels less particularly if it is complex or there Included in the fee there is also arrange a convenient time to come
invisible and better are a number of contributing factors. another visit to check on the progress and see you. Sometimes, if we have
understand themselves.” Seek help sooner rather than later, as in the New Year. So far the most of kittens, we can bring them too, and
The show is a ‘Pay What it can be more difficult to rectify the recommendations have been everyone who wants to, gets to have
You Decide’ long-standing issues. Cat counsellors successful and there has be no more a cuddle with a kitten.
performance, giving can help owners with many different inappropriate urinating. Luckily many For help or advice, or if you need
audiences the problems, from soiling in the house, problems can be resolved, allowing assistance with the cost of neutering,
opportunity to come, being aggressive or pulling out their you to enjoy positive companionship please call us on 01842 810018.
own fur and many more. with your cat once more. Rita Thompson (picture supplied)
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slides. further up towards the Railway
You never know It turned out that these were ‘magic Station.
what you will find! lantern’ advertising slides dating from At that time Adcocks were jewellers,
1935 and 1936, the years just before sold Sporting Goods as well Radio
When building work at Adcock’s was the modern, Regal Cinema was built Dealers in Watton and East Harling.
underway, cupboards, that hadn’t been on Norwich Road in 1937. We think Even when these slides were shown in
opened in years, were cleared and in the slides were used at the cinema the cinema, Adcocks had been doing
two small cardboard boxes, we found which later became the British Legion business here for 25 years!
a collection of hand painted glass Hut by Betty Hoggs Lane a little
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greenhouses. Paint or preservative is John Chamberlin for organising the
In Your Garden normally involved as it’s easier to spray/ event for us. To Alan Bickers and Brian
With Lotta Potts brush or roller products on to fences and Cubby for taking care of the Raffle and
sheds if the borders are full of dormant last but not least to Broom Hall and Staff
As I write the headline on a news item plants. Don’t get too carried away as this for the excellent food and service on the
reads ‘could La Niňa phenomenon type of material will damage dormant evening.
deliver Britain a record freezing plants as well as those on the surface. I think that this is the time for me to
winter?’. Happy New Year. By the time You need a dry day without wind or thank all of our committee and members
you are reading this we will have found threat of frost or rain. I save it for later for the efforts they have made towards
out. All the portents in a rather snowy when the chances of decent weather are moving our new social group foward
early December seem to be heading in better. If the plants come up in the during the year and for putting up with
that direction. From a gardener’s point meantime I maintain I am going for the my moaning and groaning from time to
of view January is normally a month to ‘weathered rustic’ look. If there is need time, we have had our ups and downs
look forward to (bad grammar but the for the greenhouse to be repaired I but I know we have come out of it
correct version looks worse). The nights would do this or get it done right away stronger for the future and I look foward
are drawing out as early as the first as if it involves missing glass the wind to 2018.
week, it’s still planting season for bare- will get in there are remove some more. By the time you read this we will have
root shrubs and trees, the bulbs are If the greenhouse is fine and has over- had our last event of the year, Mulled
starting to peek out of the soil and in wintering plants in there don’t forget to Wine & Mince Pies on 20th December
really mild winters the grass is growing. open the door on milder days and check before we closed for the Christmas
OK you don’t necessarily think this last for pests and diseased material to holidays and reopen for buisness as
is something in the joyful category. On remove. usual on the 3rd January 2018. To
the other hand we mustn’t forget that When you are feeling really brave, have everyone we wish you a Happy New
January is the middle of the three winter a go at cleaning and sharpening tools Year and look foward to seeing you all
months and as such can be a real horror. and sorting out storage. It’s very at some time in the coming year, new
If the weather is nasty there are a few satisfying to find the small tools you members are always welcome so why
things that can still be done. The nice thought were lost forever and even more not pop in for a cuppa and a chat on one
ones, sitting by the fire/radiator/in bed satisfying to pair them up with the of our regular opening times. Mondays
include reading or re-reading seed duplicates you bought to replace them. and Wednesdays;10am to 2pm and
catalogues and making lists of plants we Funnily enough it’s unlikely that the odd Saturdays;10am to 12pm.
would like to grow. Probably more glove will ever find its mate. If this Cheers, Richard Adams, Chairman
important is to get the seed potatoes leaves your storage lacking and you have WMSSG
ordered if you didn’t have time over the tools sorted out it’s a good time to Tel: 01953 881004 e-mail:
Christmas and once they arrive start the add shelves, hooks or racks. A cheap
chitting process. If you haven’t grown way of doing this is to screw a length of
spuds before do think about having a go. wood to a wall in the garage or shed and
It’s really easy and since the enthusiasm then screw hooks into it at appropriate Bradenham and
for fresh food straight out of the garden intervals for the tools. It’s quite
has got going some suppliers will sell
you one or two bags and sufficient seed
surprising the different spaces that are
required so line them up first. There are
potatoes to grow a crop in them. If you
have a little room, say a couple of
commercial versions available but quite
a few of these, while neat, have the
metres or so, you can grow more. The hooks fixed in the wrong places for your
chitting process I mentioned before needs. Whilst in the storage check over Society
drifting away is just to get some shoots any chemicals you may have. If they’re Happy New Year! Bradenham and
growing from an apparently dead potato. redundant or out of date the local District Horticultural Society has gone
All you need are a few egg boxes (again recycling centre will probably be quite from strength to strength and we are
some seed merchants put chitting trays accommodating. You could take them at looking forward to a packed programme
in. These are like small egg trays) or if the same time as the tree (real ones of events, outings, talks and shows for
you don’t have them a simple seed tray obviously) for shredding and 2018. There will be non-member craft
will do as long as you can stand the seed composting. If you have a brown bin cut categories for the Spring show and new
potatoes upright. Whatever method these the tree to get it in there and away it entry categories for our Autumn show,
ideally need to be ‘rose end’ up. The goes. One tip – take the bin as close as including some exciting ideas for the
rose end is the end where tiny little buds possible to the tree. Take the tree down under 14s. We always welcome new
are showing. The marvel is that if you in stages so you don’t shed needles members, so why not come along to our
get it wrong and put the spuds in upside through the house and down the garden February meeting? For the price of
down you will soon see the shoots paths. Wet needles take forever to clear £1.00 you will get expert advice, meet
growing at odd angles. This is the cue to up and it’s no use hoping for a gale as members old and new, make friends and
turn them upright! The trays should be in they stick like glue. receive a warm welcome. You don`t
light but not direct strong sunlight. An If the soil is workable and the day is need to be an expert gardener; start with
east- or north-facing windowsill is ideal mild work off some of the Christmas and a pot plant and work up!
but if you haven’t light all round keep New Year excess by digging over the We would like to thank volunteers Mark
turning the trays so the shoots grow borders left in autumn. Who needs a Waller and Simon Hillier who, armed with
upright. Just to confuse everybody some gym? At the same time in these wood, tools and a sense of purpose, kindly
experts are adamant it’s not necessary to conditions, there they’ll be: so keep repaired the Horticultural storage shed –
chit at all, plant the seed potatoes per the weeding. no small task. They have done a great job.
instructions! You pays your money… a For more details about the Society, please
last word, for first timers, go for first please get in touch with Marianne
early varieties. Try and see.
You could also plant seeds. Sweet peas
Wayland Men’s Kilmartin by email to:
are a good bet. Two seeds in a 3½” pot
of seed compost and put them in a cold
Shed Social Future dates:
January 2018: No meeting
frame or sheltered spot. It might be a
good idea to cover the pots in mesh as Group February 15th 2018 7:30pm: Ralph
Kinsley on "Growing for Show". All
mice love them. Make sure they don’t With the Wayland News deadline welcome (£1.00 charge for non-
dry out and plant out in spring. These looming its time to do my last write up members). Competition (members only):
days the sheds and garden centres have before the year comes to a close, so here one stem of what is best in the garden in
racks of seeds all year round. Have a goes. Wednesday 13th December was a vase.
look and see if you can find varieties the first Christmas Dinner for WMS and March 15th Members Only Social
you spotted in the catalogues. It may be I'm sure it wont be the last, it proved to Evening
cheaper and will certainly save postage. be a popular event on our calender with Look out for updates on
Other jobs recommended for this month some 49 Members and their wives and
relate to maintenance and repair as friends attending, Many thanks to Facebook just search for
necessary for sheds, fences and Malcolm Trayhorn and Barbara, and Bradenham Community Hub
The Wayland News January 2018 Page 10
humorous with visual aids that go off tew feed an army, even Horry wos
Watton Churches Thought for bang. We’re hoping his new beat.
appointment will follow in the same Cos thar wos sum entainment and this
Together - January the Month vein.
An AGM is not a meeting which is
ole boy played his gitarr and got
evrywun jigging abowt, then he say “
St. Mary’s Church, Watton The Holy Scriptures Of The World always relished but on this occasion Hev yew lot got ennywun who wanter Follow us @StMarysWatton Fr Gordon Williams, Our Lady of Pity.
there was much merriment and banter, join in and sing alonga me”
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, All the great religions of the world
so much so, that there was no time for Corse who shud git tew har hind legs
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays have their holy books, which are loved
the scheduled film but plenty of time an bawl owt “Yis, my gud man I kin
between 10.30am and 12 noon - Gerry Foster and cherished and which guide
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion 2nd to mingle and explore the background give yew a rendishun of wun or tew
believers, giving inspiration and
Wednesday Morning Worship : Thursdays 5pm - 5.30pm of fellow members. hits of the 50’s”
guidance. One has only to think of the
Parish Prayers : Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers As is the case with many societies our Yew hev cort on I kin tell, yis, tha ole
Koran of Islam, the Upanishads of
5pm - 6pm Prayer & Praise : Sundays 10.00am-11.30am entertainment depends largely on, cowncil chairmawtha she cum forrard
Hinduism, the Sutras of Buddhism,
ADventure-free for 0 - 16 yrs Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith sometimes, expensive guest speakers like a shot.
in Jesus Teaching. and the Bible of Judaism and
but, it has transpired in recent years Tha music man shoved a microphoon
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm Christianity. For millions of people
that we have been able to recruit from in har hand and strummed a few notes
Tel: 01953 881252 these holy books have offered a way to
our own, cheap but experienced an gi har a nod tew git started. Cor
live and a way to enlightenment or
Sun 31st Dec 10.30am Group Service of Holy membership. As a result of this and blarst, she let loose at full blarst and
conversion of heart. This is why they
Communion at St John’s Church, Ovington with the help of a raffle financed by the box thing at the back of the stearge
are treated with such reverence and
donations we remain buoyant and, flew afire, she dint need no
given places of honour either in the
Sun 7th 8.00am Holy Communion with a membership subscription of amplicearshun, yew cud hear har orl
temple, the mosque, the synagogue or
10.30am Covenant Service at Watton only £10 a year we are able to fund the the way tew Carbrooke. Tha gittar
the church. Holy scriptures are also the
Methodist Church accommodation and a handsome man got anutha box an plugged it in an
Sun 14th 8.00am Holy Communion inspiration of much of the world’s
buffet, courtesy of our charming tuk har microphoon away, “Yew dunt
10.00am Informal Holy Communion greatest art, music and literature.
hostess, Val. need thet my gud woman” he say “Jist
Sun 21st 8.00am Holy Communion Think of the works of art in the
It is reassuring to note that David will yew carry on, dunt consarn me which
10.00am Holy Communion National Gallery. Much of it inspired
not be lost to the society but, will key yore in I’ll follow sumhow”
Sun 28th 8.00am Holy Communion by the great Bible stories. Think of the
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 remain as a consultant and the creator She set tew wi wun o them ole Elvis
music of Handle, especially the great of new job titles. toones, but sune shut up an sed “I
12 noon Holy Baptism Messiah. Then there is the art of the
4.30pm You are warmly invited to tea gotta hev a backin groop, she clored
Italian renaissance such as
at St Mary’s before the howld of a cuppla cowncil boys wot
6.00pm Watton Churches Together Unity Service
Michelangelo. There is no doubt that
the Judaeo Christian scriptures have
Festive Thank wos sittin in tha posh seats, put em in a
row ahind har and sed “Now boys, jist
given the world some of its greatest art
Watton Methodist Church and music. You do tha dew war diddy diddy bit an kip
in toon or else—right”
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and But this is true of the other great Watton Churches Together would like
Well she set orf an she weren’t harf
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am It’s your quiet place. religions of the world too. There is to thank everyone for their support at
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large bad, a bit loud and the tewls she had
great art and music which has grown the Festive Market. Proceeds of
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. ahind har, hed us orl in fits wi thar
out of India and Asia. The Upanishads £104.60 from the selling of traybakes
Sun 7th 10.30am Covenant Service Rev E Reddington prancing abowt.
represent for the Hindu approximately and children’s Pick – Santa game were
6.30pm Rev B Winner Ennyhow she kep gooin fer sevrul
what the new Testament represents for given to the Shelterbox Appeal, which
Sun 14th 10.30am Mrs S Mann songs an hed us orl joinin in, cos were
6.30pm Rev A Richardson Christians and it has brought much will go towards the purchase of a
orl of an age thet we kin ‘member orl
Sun 21st 10.30am Mrs E Warby esoteric art and music to the world survival kit for families in desperate
them ole rock n roll toons. Tha gittar
6.30pm Rev E Reddington expressing the spiritual struggles of need of shelter this winter.
man weren’t really needed and we
Sun 28th 10.30am Mrs J Semmons the human soul. The world would be a Thank you also to those who braved
coont hear him ennyway, but he kep
4.30pm You are warmly invited to tea at poorer place without the holy books of the snowy weather to attend the
St Mary’s before the strumming away.
the world. Watton Town Carol Service – an
6.00pm Watton Churches Together The nex speshul ‘cashun wos the
occasion when Watton Churches
Unity Service at St Mary’s yewshul Chrismus bazaar, the horl

Roman Catholic Community
West Norfolk Together, the Town Council and local
organisations get together at the
wos orl decked owt wi bows of holly
an decorashuns an looked jist rite.
Queen’s Hall to celebrate the
Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church
Aviation Christmas season. The local ATC
The stalls ware looded up wi good
grub an gifts. Tha raffle hed sum reel
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill branch were the recipients of the
gud prizes on it an moost onus went
Sun 7th 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday
for school age children
Society collection this year – a total of
£206.13. If you belong to a local
hoom wi suffin yewsfull. Thet ware
Sun 14th 9.30am Family Holy Communion
David Allen, long-serving member suffin raw tha day an we wos orl glad
and pioneer of the West Norfolk organization, we would be delighted if
Sun 21st 9.30am Morning Worship of a gret ole bowl of hot soop ter git us
Aviation Society has stepped down you would consider getting involved
Sun 28th 9.30am Holy Communion warm in tha wittals.
from the position of chairman, next year.
Sum peepal wot hev jist moved inter
secretary and general factotum after There will be a special Unity service at
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney tha willage must hev thort thar dun the
Sun 7th 11.00am Lay Led Worship giving admirable service for the last 25 St Mary’s on Sunday 28th January,
rite thing cumin here, cos thars allus
Sun 14th 11.00am Covenant Service at Saham Hills years. He chaired his last AGM at the beginning with afternoon tea at 4pm
suffin gooin on.
Methodist Church Mundford Bowls Club on Tuesday and service at 6pm. Everyone is
Horry wolunteered tew play Fatha
Sun 21st 11.00am All Age Worship last. Renowned for his eloquence, air welcome. Bring a friend!
Chrismus, but wen he tunned up at tha
Sun 28th 11.00am Holy Communion
of authority, instinct for management horl jist in a red slipoova an wi powda
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke
Sun 7th10.30am Family Holy Communion
and, despite his antiquity, has run a
tight ship and kept up to date with The Ovington in his whiskas ter meark em luk white,
orl the kids hid up in the back room.
Sun 14th 10.30am All Age Worship recent technology; so much so, that it I hint hard how much munny they tuk
Sun 21st 10.30am Holy Communion was no surprise he should present the Crower but thet shuddov bin a fare sum.
Sun 28th 10.30am Lay Led Worship previous year’s accounts, and minutes, By Boy Sid I tell’t yew abowt tha ole Church bein
on a video link. So meticulous is he Gud evenin tew yew orl, cor thas dun up, well thas nearly dun and thet
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington that, via the airways, he managed to tunned whooly cowld agin, an were luk like thet might stan thar fer a few
Sun 31st Dec 10.30am Group Service emplace all the new appointments hed a fair bitta snow tew. Can’t dew more hunnert years. Thars a bit more
of Holy Communion before the meeting began - except the much abowt thet cannus. wuk an a fare bitta polishin tew dew
Sun 7th 9.30am Holy Communion new chairman. With David’s Tha willage is gitten orl set up fer inside but thet shud be up an runnin fer
Sun 21st 10.30am All Age Worship
proficiency together with the Chrismus, moost homes hev got Chrismus.
testimony of, Len, the bowls club host, strings o lights hangin onnem, an I sin Boy Julian hev bin on agin, he say
Dance Away at The Queens Hall David’s successor, Chris Halliday, was wun or tew fir trees being hossed “Git yar pencil sharp Sid, cos I want
proposed and elected offering only one threw tha street. yore bit afore Friday” So yew’ll hev to
Ballroom, Latin modest protest: ‘all I have to offer is a We started orf in tha horl a week or scuse me if I hent tell’t yew orl yew
loud voice’. Chris has given a few tew back when they put on a tea an wanta hear bow wos gooin on oova
& Sequence Dancing talks to the society in the past, mainly cearkes arternoon, wot Horry corled Chrismus, tell yew wot, I’ll tell yew
on the subject of munitions but, he has posh forses. orl tha noos arta tha big event.
8pm to 11pm Admission £4 always managed to make the - some Mind yew tha mawthas dun their Happy Chrismus and Noo Year and
Saturday January 6th, No Dance in February would say - distasteful subject selves proud an thar wos enuff grub dew yew kip a troshin. Sid.
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The Watton Society

Are you aware you can have clematis flowering Purpurea" which flowers once.
more or less all year round? Clematis which don't climb but are good for
This is what we found out when Peter Skeggs- ground cover. "Cassandra" are single stems,
Gooch of Thorncroft Nurseries gave us a three "Lambton Park" will give you hedge cover.
part talk on growing and caring for clematis. "Rehderiana" will turn drab doorways into a
The nursery only does mail order now, but still thing of beauty. Clematis will grow well in
guarantees quality first and foremost. almost anything, patio pots, old baths, cracked
Some of the flowers mentioned were evergreens toilets. Pruning is no problem, tidy, light or
"Freckles" and "Winter Beauty", flowering hard. Free advise from your supplier will help.
from October to February. A very interesting evening, very well presented,
Springtime "Markhams Pink" and "Amber" enjoyed by all.
voted best in show 2016. These will flower Our next meeting is on Wednesday 17th
twice, early, and if cut back, later in the same January 2018 at the Watton Christian
year. Community Centre at 7.45pm when the talk
Summertime "Liberty" can be cut and will will be "Art Deco - Ocean Liners" presented by
come back again. "Jackmanii Alba" are doubles Genista Davidson. Visitors £2.50 For more
and come back as singles. information look at our new website.
Late in the season you can grow "Jackmanii

New Watton Country Market
in the
Over the Christmas break
Staff, Volunteers and Trustees
will be undertaking the annual
spring-clean and re-ordering of
the Dragonfly Gallery ready
for the start of the 2018 season,
which will be the first Gallery
season for the new Partnership
Staff Team of Richard and
Charlotte and the first event of
our new campaign The Watton Country Market is crafted items. These
Wayland Community of enjoying a well earned include a great variety of
Culture. break after a very busy unique hand-made greeting
This is our first call - an early Xmas period where we cards, a range of knitted
invitation - to Norfolk artists to were happy to serve more and crocheted goods and a
take part in a mixed media customers than ever. We selection of plants.
celebration of New Beginnings had another visit from We will of course have our
– a title which can be Mayor, Stan Hebborn when beautiful freshly laid, local
interpreted in many ways - gave us a personal eggs, and plenty of sweet
New Birth, New Ideas, New rendition on the day of the and savoury baked goods
Opportunities, New Media, Town’s Christmas Lights and expertly made jams
New Growth, New Season, Switch on! and preserves. Plenty to
New……? After our January break we tempt you whether you are
We welcome approaches from return to our normal trying to lose a few
young artists and craftspeople opening times on Christmas lbs or not!
and people who have not Wednesday 7th February Come and find us at the
shown their work in the and will be looking forward Christian Community
Dragonfly Gallery before, as to seeing everyone again. Centre, every Wednesday
well as from old friends of the We have a selection 8.30 am – 11.30 am.
Gallery. unusual and beautifully
The Wayland News January 2018 Page 12

Ashill Outdoor Bowls Club

On Thursday 2nd November Ashill 1 st Brian Smith 2nd Jackie Taylor night was had by all. Mens singles
outdoor bowls club held there annual 3rd Kath Mower. Sponsord by Peter winner Brian Smith Mens pairs
presentation dinner at Richmond Bunn winners Peter Bunn & Mike Lodge .
park golf club. Winners of club club secretary Brian smith wishes to Mens Triples Winners Mike Lodge ,
person of the year right to left thank all who attended as a great Adrian Nottage & Richard Leyton..

The Sprowston Senior Citizens Club is difficult to find
Old Codgers on vigorous no doubt The experience awaiting us was of a
You navigate their concrete posts to different kind,
their travels: prove your driving clout Their meeting done, we started – but
They’re taxied in or walk or drive - we found to our dismay
The further adventures of the They’re fifty strong we learn That we must have abort – the show
West End Waiters. Oh what lively fun! Regrets? Just one - cut short,
A year ‘til our return. And then go on our way.
Tune: The Lincolnshire Poacher
St Benedicts at Lowestoft was fifty The village hall in Hardingham is by
What was it made the chuckles start in miles to drive the cricket square
Easton Village Hall? The welcome was so genuine, The WI were welcoming – a goodly
Perhaps it was a winkle that was cute considerate, alive, number there –
and pink and small – Two sessions with an interval, the food Our entertainment added to the party
The innuendoes flew about and they a treat to share atmosphere
could spot them all As we came away from such a day And – the ladies fed us handsomely
So we clapped them! And wondered We felt we walked on air. With Royal splendid fare.
The like we could recall. The Norwich Lunchtime WI was Peter Cowling

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