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Great Hockham Defibrillator
Great Hockham Parish Council and the Community Heartbeat Trust
have installed an Automated Emergency Defibrillator in the
The Wayland Players present
Telephone Box in the centre of the Village.
£175 was raised at last years Horn Fair and £167 from the sale of “Gt
Hockham” shopping bags donated by Andrew Gilmoor. A grant of
£2,00 was made by the Hockham Townland Charity. This charity
‘Kindly Keep It Covered’
manages 14 acres of farming land on the edge of the parish. This land
was an Inclosure Award dated 5th April 1798 made in pursuance of
Act 35 of George III. The income is to be used for public purposes in
Great Hockham or the public benefit of the inhabitants.

Roland Dickerby, formerly of the Kindly harassed by portly guests manically in waiter, is at the Queens Hall, Watton from
Mutual Insurance Co., runs a health farm search of carbohydrates. Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st April at
with his wife Julia, bought with the Today, fate has something extra special in 7.45pm each evening and with a matinee at
proceeds of a hefty insurance payout on the store for Roland: Sydney has decided to 2.30 pm on the Saturday.
demise of Julia’s first husband, the resurrect himself and turns up at the farm, The cast of the Wayland Players are
charming rogue, Sidney. just as Vanessa, the wife of Roland’s ex- grateful to Banham Zoo and especially to
Life isn’t easy for Roland: a healthy boss from the Kindly Mutual, checks in for keeper Dan for allowing them to spend
lifestyle is not his cup of carrot juice, his a health-giving visit. time with Scrummy the camel in
formidable mother-in-law, Olivia, keeps a This fast, furious and frantic farce, with a preparation for this show.
very beady eye on him and he is constantly stuffed camel, a dummy and an exotic Jenny Mann

games available for the evening but there venue to Thomson Community Hall,
Games Evening may be others people would like to play. Thompson, IP24 1PY.
In time maybe there could be more than We will still be meeting on the 2nd and
at Thompson one session to meet all needs or levels of 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm to 9
expertise. pm, except for August, when we do not
Community Hall Do come along and have a fun evening meet.
April 5th 7.30pm as well as help make decisions for the We are also holding our workshops here
Do you like playing Scrabble, or chess, future of games evenings in Thompson. as well, as our previous venue is longer
or cribbage, or other board games? For more information contact 01953 available. It is a light, comfortable space
Perhaps you have no one to play these 483741 or email with all the facilities we need.
games with or would like to learn? We So far we have two workshops arranged,
are keen to start games sessions in the Pinwheel in churn dash block and
new Community Hall in Thompson for making fabric boxes.
players of all levels. Our first event will All change for Anyone interested in joining the group
be on Thursday April 5th at 7.30pm. are most welcome to pop in and join us
Tea and coffee will be provided. Wayland at a meeting, as we now have space to
The aim of this first session is to see accommodate more people, with plenty
what the demand is and whether an Quilters of parking on site.
evening or daytime session is preferred. As from April 1st 2018 Wayland If you are interested please contact Jane
Also what types of games we should Quilters (formerly Hackers Tackers & 07809702357 or email
provide. We will have a selection of Stuffers) are changing their meeting
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Watton District Guiding have an exciting day!

In February Watton District Guiding held a day for operated by Amsat UK. They also practiced the fun packed day. Our thanks go to the Bittern
Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Young Leaders, speaking on hand held radios and then spoke to a DX Group for making it possible for us to do.
Leader and Trefoil Guild to celebrate Thinking nearby station using VHF amateur radio. Watton District have recently opened a new
Day and to take part in Thinking Day On The Air. While this was going on other groups were Rainbow Group and we are looking for and need
Thinking Day is when members think about other ‘visiting’ the five countries where there are the more volunteer Leaders. This voluntary work
members in other countries and learn something Guiding World Centres. While in Switzerland can be very rewarding and you get to do things
about the countries they live in. they have the opportunity make card or peg you might otherwise not do! We also have room
So that we could take part in Thinking Day on skiers, design a cuckoo clock and listen to some for Rainbows (5-7 years), Brownies (7-10years),
The Air the Bittern DX Group, amateur radio yodelling. In Africa they made bead necklaces and Guides (10-14years) in some of our Units. If
operators based in North Norfolk, came along and a brightly coloured necklace from a paper you are age 14 or over you could join the Senior
and set up their radios, aerials, computers and plate. In Mexico they could try making an Eye Section or become a Young Leader working
other electronic equipment. This enabled us to of God by winding wool around cross shapes with any of the age groups. We have Units in
have the opportunity to try and talk to members made from lollipop sticks. In the U.K. they Watton, Saham and Ashill but we welcome any
in other parts of the world. It was not as easy as could make Lollipop stick or Clothes Pegs girls from Watton and any of the surrounding
we hoped to do this but one member did manage Guards, Shamrock blessings and design their villages. For more information please visit
to talk to a radio user in Germany and we also own tartan by weaving bits of raffia. In India and follow the links.
talked to three others via satellite. they could try putting on a Sari, making Mehndi
The Bittern DX group also gave the girls the hand designs and making peacocks.
opportunity to tap out their name in Morse Code They had to complete a number of challenges
for which they received a certificate if they and through doing that everyone received The
managed to do it. They also provided a fox hunt World Centre Challenge Badge at our Thinking
(no animals were used in this!) where they had to Day Service. Reverend Gerry Foster came along
locate the whereabouts of a hidden transmitter by to lead us through the Service and to talk about
using Radio Direction Finding. They were also ‘Candle at our gate’ as the season of Lent was
shown the paths of satellites that were passing about to start. Each member received a battery
overhead and were sent a special greetings operated candle to ‘shine’ on particular days and
message from one of the amateur satellites at particular times. Over 70 Members attended

from Monday 18th. Prizes will be awarded for 1st,
Volunteers wanted 2nd and 3rd, so get your thinking caps on and start
for Wayland As last year, a dog show will be held on the
recreation ground. In addition to a tractor display,
Agricultural Show there will be a tractor run around the STANTA area
at a cost of £10 per entrant. Contact Nicky Ginger
Wayland Agricultural Society are seeking on 01953 548375 to book your place. There will
volunteers to run two key sections of the annual again be games, stalls, barbecued food and ‘Ruddy
Wayland Show; The Home Crafts and Cookery Muddy’, who will bring along his van and give
section and the Horticulture section. You don’t children the chance to draw in the mud on it, as well
need to be an expert, just interested and as show his great artistry. A tea tent, ice cream van,
enthusiastic. If you would like to be part of a cake competition and much more will make it a
friendly local committee working together to great afternoon – admission FREE!
help promote our local area and raise money for In the evening, the action will transfer to the
local charities please contact Claire Bowes Waggon & Horses where ‘Mid Life Crisis’ and 07789796937 Tom Bainbridge will provide the musical fare, and
Scott will be serving up his amazing burgers and
hot dogs – once again, admission FREE!
Griston ‘Babes In Between now and then, prize draw tickets will be
on sale for £1 each with a top prize of £100 – look
The Wood’ Festival out for them and dig deep to support all the great
2018 Finally, lots of help to run the event will be needed.
23rd June will see the second festival take place If you would like to join the merry band organising
after the huge success of last year’s event. This year it, get in touch with Nicky (phone as above) and
it will all take place on the Saturday and will be in become part of the action!
aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, First Keep in touch with updates and all the news at
Responders and the village.
The ‘Find the Babes’ competition will run all week festival.html or on the Griston Facebook page.
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play they don’t demand the dismissal of America in the early 19th century. He
A Quick the manager !
Of course we all prefer to see our
is known primarily for the
introduction of the douglas fir but, as
Look Round favourite team win, but football is a
game, with two sides to each match, and
the UK had only three varieties of
conifer at that time, most of the
by Orbiter I feel that the fans who do not appreciate species we have today are attributable
Well since last month’s Look Round that are men who have never played to him. However, he was also
we were given a sharp taste of winter, them- selves, and have only watched. responsible for introducing solidago
and even in mid-March some of our The big subject of the moment seems to (golden rod), aster, mahonia,
roads were still edged with banks of be plastics, and how it has taken hold of penstemon and lupinus, the basis for
snow, but hopefully that is now well the planet, and it has dominated the all our varieties of lupins today.
and truly behind us. The Spring scientific world ever since the recent Kathy's last plant hunter in this talk
flowers are now in their splendour, David Attenborough documentary made was Ernest Wilson, who was sent to
and we can settle to the fact that us all sit up and take notice. The recent China in 1899 in search of the
‘normal service has been resumed’, storms have underlined the seriousness hankerchief tree, Davidia involucrata.
although some forecasters warn of of the threat to sea-life, by covering our Along the way his discoveries
more snow may well await. beaches with the remains of packages included acer griseum, clematis
Of course one of the worst outcomes and plastic bags, some of which have armandii, meconopsis, magnolia
of all the adverse weather was the dates printed on them, revealing they sinensis and rhododendron, the legacy
onset of the many ailments that affect have been in the ocean for years, of which can still be seen at
most of us when such conditions come proving that they are virtually Sheringham Park. In the early 20th
along, and the difficulties we indestructible. century he moved to North America
experience in trying to get This confirms that many of man-kind’s from where he gave us viburnum,
appointments at our local surgeries, in ‘triumphs’ are not always the boons they daphne and primula.
order to obtain the pills and creams we had seemed at first, the use of diesel There were so many species
think we need to keep us alive. fuels being a mentioned in Kathy's talk it left us
Unfortunately over the years we have good example. We may be very clever, with the question 'what on earth is
become brain-washed by all the many but nature usually wins in the end. indigenous to this country?' We
articles in the welfare pages of our There is good news and bad for us older obviously owe these plant humters a
newspapers into thinking that every sniff folks from the experts, who tell us that great debt for providing our homes
or twinge presages the arrival of an two cups of coffee a day will help us live and gardens with such a diverse array
emergency, whereas in the days before longer, and a glass of wine each evening of plants.
National Health the most we were given has the same effect, but at the same time What's on in the next 3 months:
was perhaps a dose of Galloways cough more than three cups of tea will hasten Thursday 26th April Jim Paine
mixture or maybe a pad of Thermogene our departure. 'Plants for Shade'
on our chests, and in a day or two we got Similar forecasts as to our longevity Wednesday 19th May Coach outing
better. (Or died, the cynic might say). appear daily, and extend to include to Kentwell Hall
The thought of actually going to the almost every kind of food, and are often Thursday 24th May Tony Goode
doctor would be the last thing on our contradictory, so what should we do? 'Alpines in the Time Challenge'
minds, except in dire emergencies. But My advice – if you like it eat (or drink) Sunday 24th June ANNUAL
today the N.H.S. is free, (even though it, we’ll go eventually so we might as FLOWER SHOW
we actually pay for in taxes) so we hurry well go happy. Thursday 28th June Charlotte Philcox
off to seek help, and complain at the On that bright note I will say 'Getting the most from your Veggie
long wait for a date to be seen. Good afternoon. Plot'
But to brighter things, and it is
interesting to read that Watton now has a
Town Crier. Not that his appointment Ashill and Re-arranged
will affect any of us in any way, but it
nice to know that such pieces of Old Holme Hale Fundraising
England are still recognised, even in this
modern world. Oyez,Oyez !
To the world of television and what Garden Club Coffee Morning
in aid of the Stroke Association
appears to me as a great lowering of At our February meeting Kathy Gray My Grandson, Keir Bass, is running
standards that has come about in the last gave an enlightening talk about 'The the London marathon this year and
few months in both the fields of comedy Plant Hunters'. There has been an raising funds for the Stroke
and drama. In the first the over-use of interest in collecting plants from other Association, in memory of his
bad language, particularly by women parts of the world as far back as the Grandad - Dick Hardy.
with otherwise ‘posh’ accents, and even, Queen of Egypt in 1495BC. In this Unfortunately the coffee morning
in one case, by a child of about nine country the Trandescant family in the arranged to help him reach his
years of age, which leaves one with 16th and 17th centuries were early sponsorship target in March had to be
impression that writers feel that they collectors and gave their name to the cancelled due to the snow! It will now
should try to reflect the mores of ‘the tulip tree, Tradescantia virginiana. But be held on Saturday 28th April 2018,
common man’, whereas in reality that Kathy's talk concentrated on four men 10 - 12 in Ashill Community Centre.
stratum of society swears far less than is who, between the mid 18th and early Pauline Hardy and her family would
portrayed. And for anyone making use 20th centuries, collected thousands of be most grateful if you are able to
of sub-titles the swear words look even specimens, many of which are support this event.
more abhorrent in written form. Perhaps common features of our gardens
it is thought that to make the women today.
swear more on TV aids their campaign The first of these was Joseph Banks Norfolk
for equality with men. who made several voyages with
In the drama side of the entertainment Captain Cook to South America, Wildlife Trust
on offer, there seems to be a feeling that Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia.
all the action should be carried out in His finds included the passion flower, Breckland
semi-secret, with most interior scenes gardenia, jasmine, phormium, hebe
taking place in near darkness. Perhaps and leptospermum. He gave his name Local Group
the directors are under pressure to save to Banksia integrifolia, commonly Our last talk of the season was the best
on electricity bills ! known as coast banksia and persuaded attendance we’ve had so far, thank
Out in broad daylight we are King George 111 to create the you everyone.
approaching the end of another foot-ball botanical gardens at Kew. The story of Houghton-on-the-Hill
season, and as is usual these days most Francis Masson was a gardener at Church is obviously popular and Dr
of the managers face the prospect of Kew who made several trips to South Sue Gattuso was an excellent speaker.
dismissal because their team has failed Africa in the late 18th century We kick off our Spring walks on
to come top of the league. Not many bringing us Erica, protea, amaryllis, Sunday 22nd April at Wayland Wood,
seasons ago supporters thought finishing aloe and the arum lily among many guided by Steve Collin, to see the
in the top ten was quite a reasonable others. The Massonia lily is named bluebells and anything else we may
outcome, and looked forward to greater after him and the encephalartos he find. Join us and find out about the
future success, but now we read that brought home in 1775 is still thriving management work that Steve and his
coming below fourth brings a campaign at Kew - probably the world's largest team have been doing over the winter
for the manager to be sacked. Those pot plant! He also introduced months.
‘fans’ should be reminded that they go kniphofia, pelagonium and agapanthus Meet at Wayland Wood at 10am,
to games for the purpose of being from North America where he died in booking is essential, ring 01953
entertained, and if they don’t like what’s 1805. 717227.
on offer they are not obliged to attend. If David Douglas from Scotland did Look out for details of our other walks
they go to the theatre and don’t like the most of his exploration in North at Foulden and Weeting.
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Look at the lawn. Mine is full of cooler surroundings. This usually
In your garden moss and weeds and these should be means a greenhouse (unheated at this
treated with the appropriate chemical stage) or cold frame or back to the
with Lotta Potts or physical means and any bare windowsills. Bear this in mind when
I started this at the very end of winter. patches re-seeded. Towards the end sowing the seeds or it will get totally
That was the day it started to snow. of the month mowing should out of hand later. We are advised to
A short time afterwards many of the commence. Have the blades at their sow successionally, a few seeds a
local roads were impassable and we highest, gradually lowering them as week for well into the growing
had started spring. Or had we? A bit needed. I can’t be precise as to how season. That way there isn’t a glut or
of research showed that 1st March is often or how low as each lawn is an overwhelming number of seedlings
the meteorological first day of spring different so take it gently and it to prick out and that can be
but there is an argument for the should be fine. disheartening.
solstice round about the 20th or 21st. Having caught up on the pruning from I’m hoping that April will bring some
Yet others argue for the last weekend March, this is the month to prune gentle showers and some warm days
in March as that’s when the clocks go evergreens as well and it’s the month so we can get on. Still, a very reliable
forward (hooray!). Then again there to plant new ones (pot-grown). Also crop will be flowering and seeding all
are those gardeners who swear that prune and tie in new shoots on over the place and yes I do mean keep
spring begins at Easter (whenever that climbing and rambling roses, wall- weeding.
falls) as it’s the first long weekend trained shrubs and newly-planted
since New Year and the weather climbers. Just to keep them in their
should be bearable, ie warm, dry and allotted spaces and tidy. It’s amazing West Norfolk
sunny. These are the folk who have how quickly they can gallop off to
missed out on the really early beauties take over the garden if not the world Aviation
such as crocuses, snowdrops, hazel once they get going. Please don’t cut
catkins, not to mention the flowering back or tie up the foliage of bulbs Society
shrubs of winter. So when does your (mainly daffs) that have finished New-ish member of the West Norfolk
spring start? It is now coming up to flowering. The bulbs need the leaves Aviation Society, Simon Booth,
the middle of March with a few mild to get the maximum sunlight to feed jumped in at the deep end last month
days, the snow having disappeared as them for next year’s flowers. By all and presented an extract from his film
quickly as it arrived but a threat of means nip off the dead heads but the archive which highlighted some of the
more in a few days’ time after the leaves need at least six weeks to do history of the enigmatic Lockheed F-
deadline so by the time the paper their job. This is one of the reasons to 104 Starfighter. His fascination for
arrives you will know whether that grow shorter varieties of daffs in the aircraft started as a result of a
was an idle threat which put us back small gardens as the waning leaves family member having had personal
even further or a bit of a damp squib. look terrible. The little ones associations. Developed in the 1950s
Having exhausted the possibilities of obligingly hide their foliage among this machine had such a striking
the exact start of spring, whatever the other plants. If you have bulbs appearance, with its rocket-like
weather has thrown at us we can naturalised in grass then mowing has proportions, that that alone should
guarantee that nature will catch up. It to wait for the six weeks. If the bulbs have been enough to deter any would-
would have been foolhardy to sow are in clumps it can look quite be MIG15 aggressor. Unfortunately,
seeds or young plants outside much attractive to mow paths between despite holding altitude and airspeed
before the end of March without them. records, it was bedevilled by a
substantial protection but holding Plant perennials and divide summer- catalogue of misfortune, latterly being
back merely means that the plants will flowering ones. The dividing should described by the press as: The Widow
be a little behind where they are be done every two or three years, Maker – Simon prefers the
supposed to be but by the middle of depending on the variety. Some expression: Window Shaker.
the year they will have caught up. really vigorous ones will probably An even newer member to the society,
Remember a couple of years ago benefit from an annual split. Dig up the unassuming Roger Burrows, was
when we had that horrendously wet the whole clump and separate it into next to give the society a talk. On his
winter? We thought everything had smaller shoots, each with a decent first visit to our venue, at the
drowned but once the weather had amount of root and shoot. Replant Mundford Bowls Club, he was asked
improved to almost summer-like very these divisions and throw away to by a nosey official what were his
early it all bloomed together – early, central bit that has ceased to perform. personal interests in the society and
mid- and late-spring flowers gave us If you have more divisions than you his response was: ‘Well, I make
the most incredible display in May. I need I am sure you will have lots of aeroplanes’; in a tone that was almost
doubt that will happen this year as at friends! Some clumps of bulbs may an apology. We can be pretty sure that
the moment things are roughly where need dividing and it’s about the same almost everybody in the club has
they should be with more and more in method except there won’t be a made a Keil Kraft or Airfix model at
bloom each day. Once plants come central bit to throw away. It is some time in their lives but Roger’s
up and buds show there’s no stopping recommended to replant bulbs singly retort was: ‘No, I make scale models,
them. So don’t panic – it took years but for small ones like snowdrops this almost full size’. The nosey official
for me to learn not to panic! is incredibly fiddly and will take was flabbergasted and took immediate
So on to April. Assuming that the years before they look ‘natural’ so dig steps to engage Roger as a future
weather has resumed normal spring small holes and put three or five in speaker; the future, on this occasion,
service the first thing to do is tackle each. turned out to be Tuesday 6th of this
the jobs that couldn’t be done in Seeds can be sown now, the hardy month.
March. The repairing, painting, annuals outside and the not-so hardly To embellish his talk he brought
cleaning of paths and patios may well annuals and perennials indoors. Some along with him a comprehensive set
have been achieved at the end of need a propagator but this can be a of slides depicting a multitude of
March when things improved and if home-made job using clear plastic projects and their various stages of
you did congratulations. If not try bags over pots with seeds in. Put a construction.
and carry out as many of these tasks stick in the pot first and hang the bag He also brought a collection of piece
as possible without standing too over it to cover the compost and pot. parts which included ribs, spars,
heavily on the borders where plants Stand the lot in a tray on a sunny longerons and frames. From an
may be forcing their way out of the windowsill. Vegetable seeds can be apprentice in his father’s furniture
soil. One thing I am going to leave sown this way as well and even if the workshop to master craftsman this
for a while into April is the pruning packet says sow outside it’s worth gentleman took the initiative and
that would normally be done earlier. trying some outside and some in. ventured along a career course most
This is because I have a number of Tomatoes are favourites as they grow of us humble enthusiasts would have
plants – hardy ones – that suffered reliably from seed. These and other died for.
badly in the heavy frosts and snow. frost-tender veg such as cucumbers, Roger’s expertise has not gone
Their leaves are obviously dead in sweetcorn, french and runner beans unnoticed elsewhere; he is well
places and these will have to be are reliable only in a heated known among media figures for
removed but others look as though propagator. If you don’t have one and restoring their broken Stearmans and
they might recover so a waiting game buy seedlings do remember they are Tiger Moths. On the stocks at the
into the first week or so of April not at all hardy and need to be kept moment is his own 7/10 scale SE5
might salvage more than is lost. warm for a while before hardening off WW1 fighter biplane. He has very
There will be losses among the and planting out later in the spring/ kindly invited the society to visit his
herbaceous plants, but don’t assume, early summer. Don’t forget, though, workshop in the summer for a special
wait a while before re-planting and that if you have a propagator or use viewing of work in progress.
you may be in for a pleasant surprise. the mini-greenhouse with a plastic Without being too presumptuous, one
Once it is established that plants are bag, all these seedlings will need to day perhaps, we may even be invited
growing and the housekeeping is done be pricked out and moved on into pots to a flight demonstration. Who needs
we can catch up on the nicer things. or trays and grown on in slightly Duxford!
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What's on at Ashill Ashill
Community Centre
Family Coffee Morning on Good Friday 30th March Village Aid
with Delicious Cakes, Bric-A-Brac, Puzzles, Books
and Raffle. Games for the children. Free Entry.
Bonmarche Fashion Show Tuesday 3rd April at
Lunch Club
March 9th saw the start of 'in
7pm. Tickets £3.50 (inc refreshments) on the door house' cooked meals once a
or phone Janet 01760 441 651 week . We are hoping to reach
Monthly Coffee Morning Friday 13th april 10 - 12 people retired people, and
All proceeds for the Community Centre funds people with carers from Ashill
who would enjoy a meal in
good company. Transport is
The AVA Call In has held a
lunch club since the late 80's
and the black and white picture
below is of our first team of
cooks and helpers. During later
years we have been fortunate
enough to continue with the hot
meals, these being purchased
originally from the local public
house and more recently from
The Lodge Care Home and
delivered to the Call In.
The Committee always had a
desire to cook and serve meals
on the premises again. With
recent new residents moving
into Ashill we have had the
distinct feeling that we were
now at the point in time that
this had become a possibility.
From a meeting of interested
people, and sorting out the
Health and Food Safety
legislation with Breckland
Council, we now have started
cooking again. We have five
cooks also an existing team of
people to organise each Friday
lunchtime and a load of
enthusiasm. If you live in
Ashill and would like more
information contact Dee, our
Lunch Club organiser on 01760

Frances Amys celebrating 97 years

Saham WI celebrated the 97th birthday of regular at our monthly lunch group. She her life spending only a couple of years
founder member Frances Amys with cake stays active and supports village events. She living in Lincolnshire after marrying her
and flowers at the wells Cole Community is also a member of the Samsen Club and husband Bertie, also born in Saham. Frances
Centre Saham Toney 14th February. Frances was a founder member of this club too. shared her father's love of gardening,
was a founder member of the Saham She plays bridge and belongs to St. George's reluctantly giving up driving her motor
women's institute in 1970 under Mrs Gapp's church which is very dear to her. Frances lawnmower only last year and regrets she is
Chairmanship. was born on February 14th 1921 in Saham no longer able to tend her flower beds and
As a stalwart of the WI she attends most Toney, the only child of Frederick and Anna lawn. Happy birthday Frances!
meetings, entering the competitions and is a Canham. She has lived in the village most of
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meant that the old one it replaced would one describing the existence and history
A Jolly Good be destined for the waste bin, so a polite of the Peddars Way, which meant Colin's time to relax
request to the librarian resulted in this nothing to me then, but imagine my
Read becoming mine. From this I could find delight when I moved to Norfolk, and
By Ken Knowles my way around all the varied railway found that famous path almost on my
One of the greatest pleasures in life is companies, and plot, for no better doorstep.
to settle down with the daily paper and reason than it was an interesting hobby, Over the years I have visited libraries
take in all the news and enjoy the journeys to and from all sorts of all over the country (they are welcome
articles, and maybe attempt to complete unlikely places, such as from havens for husbands while their wives
the crossword puzzle. Even better for Llandudno to Cromer, or Watton to browse the shops) and one of Norfolk’s
some of us is to read a good book, and Birmingham, via St.Neots. (Well, it best must be the one at the Forum in
although it is nice to keep a selection of kept me off the streets !) Norwich, but also in the same building
these on our book-shelves, it can be Actually it did me a good service, as is the one dedicated to the airmen of the
rather expensive to maintain one’s own my knowledge of the geography of the U.S. air force, so many of whom were
library. British Isles was vastly improved, stationed locally during the war. This
Fortunately, ever since Victorian times which has served me well throughout room is a little slice of America, with
the need for everyone to have access to my life, especially when partaking in New York newspapers here daily,
all types of literature has been quizzes. shelves of books about the U.S.A and
recognised, and throughout the land But, like most other boys, the bulk of American personalities, and boxes
local authorities have provided public my reading was concentrated on the individually containing memorabilia
libraries so that every citizen, old or “tuppeny bloods” of the day, such as from each of the many Norfolk airfields
young, can avail themselves of these the Wizard, Champion, Adventure and from which the Americans flew. Sadly
desirable facilities. Almost every town Hotspur, which, each week, provided a many items were lost in the great fire
has a library, whether big or small. wealth of exciting tales of the exploits which destroyed the original building
Indeed some, especially in the cities, of the regular characters. Looking back some years ago, but there are sufficient
are quite palatial, accommodating vast objectively it is obvious that most of left to make a visit there well
departments for fiction, non-fiction, these stories were repeated, with similar worthwhile.
reference and specialist sections, as plots cleverly disguised in different Libraries come in all shapes and sizes,
well as spacious rooms for reading and settings, with our heroes always making some forming huge structures, while
study. last-minute escapes from disaster, but others may be situated in just one small
My own involvement began when I despite criticisms from adults, it has to room tucked away in someone’s private
was about ten years old and would be acknowledged that those magazines house, but mention must be made of the
accompany my mother on her were strictly edited and no grammatical Mobile Library Service, which tours the
fortnightly visits to our library in north or spelling errors were ever permitted. villages where there are no such
London, and while she was busy I am afraid that my reading for pleasure facilities, nor means for folks who do
choosing her reading matter for the next was rather reduced with the onset of the not drive to visit nearby towns. These
week or two, I would take a seat in the Second World War, apart from keeping books-on-wheels vehicles are
Reading Room, which was usually up to date with the daily news, though extremely well-stocked, and are a
fairly empty, apart perhaps for the odd one periodical became quite popular godsend to rural readers. Alas the finger
un-employed person seeking shelter during those years – Picturegoer, which of doom has been pointed at them, with
from the weather, or just passing the kept everyone au fait with the world of impending council cuts threatening Colin Cater is retiring after fifty years of queries.
time. the cinema screen, with features on all their existence, but it can only be hoped joint service with Julnes & Sons and Sadly Colin will leave his post of work on
This room provided for the perusal of the famous stars and details on every that they will be spared. Myhills Pet and Garden. He has worked the 28th March. He will be greatly missed
all the daily newspapers, as well as a film release. Finally I will pass on a remark made in the same shop all that time and seen so by his work colleagues and customers.
selection of the leading magazines of Books took a back seat, as it were, by the lady in charge of the library in many changes and people, in that time he We all wish him well on his retirement in
the time, and my targets were always especially during my army service the small town of Cinderford, in has dealt with all the hardware side and which he can relax, go fishing and follow
Punch, with its infinite selection of overseas, where I recall one so-called Gloucestershire, some years ago. more. Colin will take fifty years of more horse racing.
cartoons and witty articles, Flight, regimental library, which boasted a When my sister-in-law asked “how knowledge with him which he has Not many of us can say we have worked
which contained all the up-to-date news total of about twenty books, in a camp many books may I have ?”, the collected over that period of time and has at one place for fifty years so well done
of the aviation world, and the Illustrated with more than two thousand soldiers ! answer came “As many as you like, regularly used that knowledge to solve Colin!
London News, with all its pictures and My reading really began in the mid- my lovely – even more if you want many customers DIY and hardware
general coverage of the happenings of fifties when I moved from London to ‘em”.
the time. Later on a new periodical Essex, necessitating a daily commute explore and investigate lots of
called Picture Post, and another entitled by train, which gave me time to read Little Acorns resources from joining in with craft
Lilliput appeared, and entered my list of my newspaper and begin to battle with Outdoor Bowls Playgroup activities, playing with sand,
favourites, the crossword on my morning journey, construction, small world, play dough
At about this time in my young life I complete it at lunch-time, and then read Club looking Open Morning and many more.
developed a great interest in railways, a book on the way home each evening. Little Acorns playgroup are having an We are a friendly setting and provide
and so ‘Bradshaw’, the regular For these books I visited the City of for members open morning on Monday 23 rd April children with a safe, secure, nurturing
publication containing the time-tables London libraries, one of which was Ashill Bowls club looking for new at 9.30am - 11.30am at the Youth & environment where children can
covering every station in the British situated in Bishopsgate, the other at the members for new outdoors season Community Centre, which is situated learn. Anyone requiring more
Isles, became a ‘bible’ to me and all Barbican, both of which stocked weather you are experienced or not in Harvey Street, Watton. If you have information about the open morning
railway enthusiasts. Of course this book thousands of titles, both fiction and we welcome all at our friendly club. a child aged between 2-4 years please or playgroup please contact us on
was far too expensive for me to factual, ably catering for the hordes of please contact Hon Sec Brian Smith come and join us for a morning of fun 07843772712, Angie on 01953
purchase, but I realised that every new office workers in the area. 01953 885472 filled activities where your child can 883233 or Dawn on 01953 881382.
edition that appeared in our library Among the many items I read there was

Dance Away
at The
Queens Hall
Ballroom, Latin &
Sequence Dancing
7.30pm to
Admission £4
Saturdays April
7th, May 5th,
June 2nd
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Watton Rotary Roundup

The first of our two 2018 “Jazz at the attend). The picture includes Isla’s teacher, with Amelia Lawes and Ryan Kelly as
Queen’s Hall” sessions, featuring Gaynor Evans and the club’s coordinator runners-up. More information and
DixieMix, attracted 90 enthusiasts from Rtn Michael Haythorpe. illustrations from these competitionswill be
near and far, raising £534 for our charities A new competition sponsored by our reported on the Academy‘s website and the
fund - ‘far’ included Ely & Snettisham, Rotary Club has also just been completed. next edition of their NewsLink.
such is the reputation of DixieMix! It was the idea of Dr Mike. a keen The tree-planting session at Bullock Park,
The winner of this year’s Young Chef photographer, and the brief was to produce Swaffham was successful, though it was
Competition at Wayland Academy, Isla a digital picture, using any type of camera hoped there would have been a few more
Gillespie, attended our meeting of 8th and processing tools, based on the theme children involved. Visit our website for
March. Accompanied by her parents, she “Autumn”. Although connected with the more details and an overview of all our
received her prize and certificate from Vice curriculum, all the work was undertaken activities - - the
-president Dr Mike Harvey. The runner-up after school hours. There were some 20 archive pages go back about 13 years!
was Freddie Smith (he was unable to entries; the winner was Shanice Brown, Martin Anscombe

13th April between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 Bradenham and District
Consultation on p.m. Villagers will be able to view the
Horticultural Society
Plan, talk with those who have
Saham Toney's prepared it, ask questions and complete
Thursday 15th March, Bradenham and
District Horticultural Society met at the
Neighbourhood As you read this we will be about
halfway through the six week
Village Hall for the members only Annnual
Beetle Drive and Fish and Chip supper. Great
fun was had by all members, old and new,
Plan consultation period. Any villagers who
have not yet sent their comments on the and we had a chance to see who had the
At a meeting of the Saham Toney Parish plan are encouraged to do so, as this is greatest success in growing their free bulb
Council on 5th March the council agreed the last full chance to influence how from last year (and who had forgotten to plant
unanimously to submit the the village may develop over the next them!).
Neighbourhood for a six week public eighteen years. Our eagerly awaited Spring Show will take
consultation which will run from Monday As explained in last month's issue, place on Saturday April 7th. There will be a
12th March until Sunday 22nd April following the consultation all responses variety of flowers, produce, cookery,
2018. will be reviewed and summarised in a photographic art and crafts from our
The consultation is open to everyone who document known as a consultation members. Doors open to the public at
lives, works or runs a business in the statement. Another new document will 3.30pm. Come and see the exhibits and join
Parish. set out how the Plan satisfies all the us for refreshments. You will receive a warm
The Plan and documents covering the regulatory requirements it is required to welcome and can find out more about the
supporting evidence are available on the comply with. benefits of membership – just £10.00 for the
Plan's website - - to Once those two documents are ready, year. We are looking forward to Kate and
view and download. A questionnaire and providing there have been no Colin Sayer`s talk on “Honeybees in the
comments form on the website allows significant changes to the Plan's Garden” on Thursday April 19th. With the
responses to be sent online. For those policies, the Plan would normally be plight of bees much in the news at the
who prefer paper, copies of the Plan are submitted for a second and final public moment this will provide important
available at the Wells Cole Community consultation prior to its review by an information to all gardeners keen to help these
Centre, St. George's Church and Penny's independent examiner leading to a vital pollinators.
Tearoom, and also available on loan from village referendum. Bradenham Village Sports Day on Saturday
the steering committee; contact Chris on The timing of this will depend very May 28th is fast approaching, where there
01953 880915 if you would like to much on Breckland Council's Local will be a Plant Stall run by our members with
borrow a printed copy of the Plan. Plan, with which the Saham Plan must a wide variety of healthy, home grown plants
Paper versions of the questionnaire and conform. The Local Plan will undergo at bargain prices. A great way to fill those
comments form will also be available. its own independent examination in gaps in the border!
The Parish Council has generously April and May and Breckland Council Future dates (all free to members):
agreed to a prize draw for all villagers do not expect it to be approved till late April 7th 2018 SPRING SHOW 3.30pm
who return a properly completed 2018. If changes are made to the Local open to the public (members only entries)
questionnaire, with three cash prizes of Plan as a result of its examination that April 19th Honeybees in the Garden (Kate
£50, £25 and £10, to be drawn at the may lead to changes to the Saham and Collin Sayer) £1.00 to non-members
May Council meeting. Toney Neighbourhood Plan, which is Look out for our updates on Facebook
During the consultation period a series why there is some caution about setting at Bradenham Community Hub
of "drop-in" sessions will take place; at a date for the second consultation. Marianne Kilmartin Chairman 01362
Broom Hall Hotel between 1:00 p.m. Much more information can be found at 820744
and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday 17th March, and any queries Laurene Henderson Publicity Officer
24th March, 7th April and 14th April as may be sent to 01362 821164 / 07942 820590
well as at Penny's Tearoom on Friday
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Tha ole snow did corse a bit of a
The Ovington panic, but wen yew looked at it it St Margaret's Church Breccles Historic Font
weren’t nowhere near as bad as
Crower thet hev bin in tha parst. We hev
bin proper cut orf in tha willage fer
By Boy Sid sum time, tha oonly blook tew git
How yew orl gittin on tergitha, threw wos the milk man, how he
sorry I hent rit tew yew tha larst did it no wun knew but he tuk his
cuppla munths, fust time tha owld milk tew orl his reglar customers
sugar beet harvester wholly brook and hed sum milk oova fer them
an we oonly hed abowt an earca wot coont git tew tha shop. They
tew git dun. So we cort Horry in a doont meark em like thet enny
sorft moment an we went owt more. An he oonly hed an ole pick
dewin a bit o knockin an toppin jist up truck, wot wos nearly as old as
like we yewsed tew dew years ago. he wos an he wernt no spring
Owld farmer fownd tha owld lifta chicken.
at tha back of tha barn an hung it Wen he sed tew me wun day, “I’ve
on tha back of tha owld Major an hed enuff Sid” he say “I’m gooin
went up an down tha cuppla rows tew retire” I wos took aback cos
left tew git them owtta tha mowld. heed bin bringin us milk for nigh
Then Horry lifted em owt gi em a on thutty year. “Cor blarst” I say
bang an I come ahind an cut orf tha “Wot are we gooin tew dew fer
tops, I hossed the beet streart inter milk then ole partna” “Tell yew
the trailer so we dint have tew fork wot” he say “I’ll git orl my regla
em up like we yewsed tew dew. customers a cow, hows that” I hatta
Farmer wos so pleased he reckon larf , but we niva got wun.
he wud searve a bit o munny if we When I wos laid up tha ole Parish
did thet evra year. Itsa gud job he Chair Mawtha cum rownd cos she
ducked wen he did cos the beet ole rekkuned I’d missed tha larst
Horry hulled at him was a right meetin. So I say tew har I say.
soola and wud hev near on tuk his “Well missus I doont heft tew tun
hed orf. up cos I hent on tha cowncil,
Larst munth I wos propa poorly an anyhow I hent bin up tew tunnin
wos laid up fer tha best part o sum As part of the five year inspection of of four figures under arches, perhaps The PCC would like to undertake this
owt in orl this rum ole weatha” St Margret's Church at Breccles the the Evangelists, on the North face work and has received a £500 grant
time. My missus rang tha Docter “Thas no excuse” she holler back
and he say “Hev he bruk Font was inspected by a Stone blind arcading, on the west face two from AllChurches Trust.
“Yew allus kip buttin in with your Mason. His conclusion was that the Green Men and on the South face If anyone would like to make a
anything?” she say “Noo” Then he daft idees an this larst meeting we
say “Is he breathin?” an she say Font is Norman on a Medieval plinth. foliate decoration. This font is special contribution towards this project
wos orl dun by jist arta ate, an I
“Corse he is, or if he woont I’de be The bowl, which looks to be of and therefore with preserving. The please contact David Childerhouse at
hatta goo hoom an lissen tew my
phoonin tha under tearka” “Well” Barnack Limestone, has a lead lined cost of cleaning the font and carrying
ole man mobbing on abowt how
sez tha docta “Sounds like he’ll bowl. The carving on the East face is out minor repairs is £1,674. or 01953 498079.
Norrige City wos gooin down tha
live, give him a cuppla asprin drain an thar ent a propa striker
every nite and see how he is next among em. So dew yew cum along with two of the members who could The No 1 pub lunch group will be
week” Anyway she got sum o
Granma’s ole hoom meard linctus
in footcha an give us suffin tew
argew abowt”
Watton U3A remember lots of the details in
Julian’s talk. It was a very interesting
going to The Waggon and Horses in
Griston on Thursday 12 April and the
an gi me a good rub down, but thet Yew carnt win can yew? visits Watton High insight into how Watton has evolved No 2 pub lunch group will be going
still tuk a week or so afore I cud Well thas time fer suffin warm an a over time. Julian has agreed to return to The Windmill at Great
fearce the world. I’m gittin there if trip up wooden hill, so hoop tew
Street - Past next year to give us another talk Cressingham on Tuesday 27 March.
yew arsk. see yew agin nex munth. Dew yew Julian Horn came to our February about the history of Watton. I’m The visit to Newmarket Stud has
Ole missus P cum rown tew see kip a troshin. meeting armed with photos and looking forward to that already. been put back to 11 April. Please put
how I wos dewin an she mobbed Boy Sid. endless knowledge about Watton The meeting started with several your name forward at the March
abowt the rood past tha willage High Street. We were shown how the group leaders giving reports on the meeting if you would like to go. The
horl wos bunged up wi snow, an town centre has changed going back activities of their groups and whether cost will be £27 which will be
wot wos tha cowncil gooin tew through time from 2013 back to there were any places vacant. The collected then.
dew abowt it. I say tew hare I say before 1910. There were photos of Looking at Watton group have had a There is also a visit planned to the
“Why dunt yew arsk them, thas no Watton railway station and on book published on their work which Beth Chatto gardens on 18 June.
gud yew cum hollerin tew me. We Thetford Road the cottage hospital. concentrated on Watton High Street The holiday to Paignton on 9
hent got a snow plow enny more This was opened in 1899 and didn’t and are now looking at 1901 and September has a few places available.
since tha cowncil bruk it up fer close until 1951. Julian showed us 1911, the two census years. Please contact our Membership
firewood, yew cud showt in tha lug maps showing Watton dated 1803 The next meeting on 22 March is the Secretary, Anita Taylor on 01953
o tha cowncil chair mawtha an see and also 1790 which showed almost AGM when we will be electing the 881110 if you would like to become a
wot sheese goonta dew abowt it. no town at all. The photos were an next committee. New committee member of the Watton U3A, or
“Oh” she say “I dassent dew thet, eye opener showing buildings being members are welcome. would like further details.
sheel hev me up affront the beak replaced by other buildings through The membership fee of £22 is due For further details on the National
fer bein ‘stroppolus” this time. There was much interaction and will be collected at this meeting. U3A, go to

Letter to
the Editor
New Road at Town
What are the ’planners’ thinking
about, allowing the road to an
upstart housing estate preference
over the road to an age-old
settlement? That the old,
existing road at Town Green is
now a give-way turn off is a
travesty made worse by the fact
that the new kerbing arrangement
has reduced the width of the road
to ridiculous dimensions. Two
cars may just squeeze past each
other but, in this rural county,
woe betide a tractor!
Yours, Jenny Mann, Road user,
dog walker and generally
disgruntled citizen.
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Happenings of attended by two families, this was not a
viable option for so few children, we
The Watton Games Group was set up
Watton Society News
were sad to close that group. in conjunction with The Library. It has
The HAPPY We have been working in partnership been successful and given some people
with The Grange in Great Cressingham lots of fun and pleasure. The group has
Project to set up a Craft group using their recently been relaunched and now
As I write this most of the snow in our wonderful facilities. For various operates on a Wednesday in the Library
immediate vicinity has melted leaving reasons, this has not happened, but I am from 2pm to 4pm, pop along and join
enormous puddles around. I hope none hoping that later in the year there will in the fun. You can take your own
of you were too inconvenienced by the be another attempt to launch such a favourite game and teach the group
white stuff and that you continue to group. Watch out for further how to play or use the games that are
look forward to the spring and summer information. provided.
and maybe even some sunshine! Another project we attempted was The The Wayland Men’s Shed was set up
The HAPPY Project is drawing to a Bereavement Café, which was held as part of The HAPPY Project, we
close. You may remember that Suzanne monthly at Babaco’s in the High Street, didn’t think for one minute it was going
Rhind applied for some funding from by kind permission of Sandra and Peter to be as successful as it is. That is of
The People’s Health Trust in order to Merry. We joined forces with course, thanks to the very hard work of
set up The HAPPY Project. The Breckland Funeral Services and by the committee and the members who
specific aims were to meet the needs of providing a confidential, listening ear in strive to make The Shed welcoming to
isolated and lonely people in rural familiar surroundings, I am pleased to all who walk in the door! There are lots
areas. The areas specified by the say we helped a few people who had of activities going on, do go down and
funders were Great Cressingham, The lost family members and were finding have a look. The Shed is open on
Arms and Little Cressingham, Ashill life difficult. The Bereavement Café Monday and Wednesday 10am to 2pm
and part of Watton. Because some of has now ceased to function with the and on Saturday 10am to 12 noon.
those areas are sparsely populated we end of The HAPPY Project. The Griston Festival has been
eventually asked the funders if we What went well! supported by The
could extend the project to include The Ashill Family Art HAPPY Project, we have
Griston and the top end of Watton near and Craft Group, held in been providing mainly
to Carbrooke. Ashill Community administrative support
My ideas were to start some groups to Centre is a big success and advice. The Festival
encourage people to get out and meet and will continue to was a huge success in At their February meeting Watton Society was visited by a group of excited
up with others. I formed a Steering operate on the second 2017 and plans are well brownies wanting to know the results of the annual poster competition
Committee to enlist some help in Saturday of each under way for 23rd June organised by the Society. This time the theme was "Invictus Games". Of course
starting the groups. Some ideas month.This has been 2018. Please put the date it had nothing to do with the prize money, they just wanted to know who was
worked and others didn’t! The groups made possible by two in your diary. first, All entries were very good and extremely well done. The Society hope to
that we began, needed to be sustainable very kind donations one I would like to take this see more entries next year, once again very well done all of you.
and self operating by the end of the from The Watton Dance opportunity to thank The Brownies are Rosie, Freya, Isobel and Caitlin with Leader Rachel.
Project Group and one from The everyone who has shown
What didn’t work was the Social Ashill Welfare Trust interest and supported
Group, it was very slow to become which has provided sufficient funds to The HAPPY Project. Especially those
established, we found people preferred pay for the hire of the hall until the end people who joined the Steering Group,
to have activities organised for them, of the year. Every-one is welcome to without them activities we have offered
rather than take the lead and make join us. The next meeting will be held would not have happened. I have
suggestions, so after a year of on 21st April 2018 because the hall was enjoyed meeting members of the public
fluctuating numbers, we took the sad not available on the usual date. at the various activities I have attended
decision to close the group. Activities include cooking, painting, whilst publicising our activities.
The Project tried to establish an Art and making things and many varied crafts. Photo: Penny helping two of the
Craft Group in Great Cressingham, We will also be starting a children’s children with their art work at the
which was really good fun but was only games section within the art and craft Ashill Family Art and Craft Group

Wayland Mens gathering momentum and seems to be Bletchley, (The Code Breakers)
busy all the time Refurbishing and Some more events to come; Quiz &
Shed Social Group repairing and what they cant repair is all Chips, Cheese & Wine, as yet TBA
On the 1st April it will be a milestone broken down and parts sent off to be Visitors always welcome as are new
in the short history of WMS Social recycled bringing in useful income to members our weekly opening times are:
Group, it is from That date on we take boost our funds, well done Jeff, John Monday and Wednesdays 10am to 2pm
on our own responsibilities and stand and the rest of the group in the computer and Saturdays 10am to 12pm (times An interesting evening listening to the history of the Thursday Club from Club
on our own feet so to speak. Its been room. may vary from time to time due to stalwarts Gay Skipper and Jane Sheldrake (above). The Club is run by
almost two years since a handful of us Our Up and Coming events: 16th various activities) why not pop in for a volunteers to provide a chance for learning disabled people of all ages to meet
took up the daunting challenge of March, Visit to Fakenham races; 27th cuppa Tea or Coffee the kettle is always socially. To take part in a variety of activities, go on outings, enjoy music/
trying To establish the Watton based March, 10 pin Bowling, in Dereham; on. Cheers, Richard Adams ,Chairman dancing or simply just chat. For more information contact Jane Sheldrake. Our
Mens Shed Social Group now called 4th May, Video-Film Race Nite; 20th WMS next meeting will be on Wednesday 18th April, at 7.45pm at the Watton
“Wayland Mens Shed” at The old June, Stanta Battle Training Area, Tel: 01953 881004 e mail: Christian Community Centre, when the speaker will be Anne Bridge - "Lost
School House in Church Walk, but Coach tour; 18th September, Coach to and Found" - the mystery of the Cheapside hoard.
none of this would have been possible
had without the financial backing and
help from “The Happy Project” run by
Mrs Jean Williams at Wayland House
to Jean and THP a big thank you from
all of us at Wayland Mens Shed.
So with our funding now finished its
time for us to start paying our own
way. Since our moving in to our base
in Church walk we have gone from
strength to strength with an increasing
membership that gives us a firm base
from which to move forward Into the
future. Over the past few weeks we
have received requests from other local
Towns, Dereham & Kings Lynn to
visit our band of merry gents with view
to starting their own town based Mens
Shed Groups, it pleases us very much
that we are able to help other potential
groups and we wish them all the best
for the future. Friday 23rd Feburary
was our Cheese & Wine evening
organised by our social secretary
Malcolm Trayhorn and as we have
come to expect it was another great
evening with some 35 members and
partners attending.
Our computer section also seems to be
The Wayland News April 2018 Page 12
would have died. To my mind, no windows researching this story, the Maluish family have
Viribus Vincimus were broken but the flames were so fierce that
the trees burnt, the honeysuckle on the front
regularly made trips from Canada to visit
Bucky’s grave and hope to visit again this
(By Strength we Conquer) porch was burnt up and the paint on that side of year.
21 Squadron, Royal Air Force the cottage was blistered and peeled off. My It has taken me many years to discover the
Stow Bedon, 7th July 1942 eyelashes and eyebrows were singed when I circumstances around this crash and
It had been a very warm start to July in 1942 went outside from the kitchen to go to the references and accounts are as accurate as I
but on Tuesday 7th, the weather turned and stable to let out our rabbits that were in hutches can ascertain.
became cooler, overcast and windy. Three inside. I then ran to the post office to ask them It would seem that the last action by the pilot
young men from RAF 21 Squadron took to to phone the police and my father who was of the stricken Blenheim was to try and save
the air from RAF Watton on board a war working in Attleborough. My sister was the lives of those living in Breckles House by
weary Bristol Blenheim V5851. (MkIV). delivered of her baby a few days later and for crashing the aircraft nose into the field.
This was one of three Blenheims left with 21 years he used to cling and scream when he Everyone in the house survived. Now that
Squadron and were generally used as heard an aeroplane. " this information has been collected and with
squadron “hacks” meaning that the aircraft All of the crew were killed and later buried at the assistance of the surviving relatives of
might be used for continuation training, St Mary’s Church in Watton. the crew, it is planned that a small memorial
instrument training, transportation of Pilot: R/93513 Sgt Frank Brown Graham Heron stone will be erected off Sandy Lane in
personnel or spares and visits to Royal Canadian Air Force - Watton (St Mary) gratitude and in memory of Sgt Frank Heron,
neighbouring units. Churchyard Row C. Grave 63. Sgt George Step and Sgt Bucky Maluish
The Blenheim usually carried a crew of Observer: R/687000 Flt Sgt George Douglas Many thanks to Mr. R Childerhouse for
three, the pilot, navigator and Wireless (Bucky) Maluish Royal Canadian Airforce - pointing me in the right direction.
Operator/ Air Gunner. The area allocated to Watton (St Mary) Churchyard Row C. Grave 62. The photos below are from the hometown
the pilot on the left side of the nose was Air Gunner: 1067562 Sgt George Edward Step - papers of the two crew members, Heron and
cramped and engine instruments eliminated Watton (St Mary) Churchyard Row C. Grave 61. Maluish. And lower left show the funeral party
the forward view on landings. The navigator Sgt Frank Heron and Sgt George Step were arriving at St Mary’s, Watton. The lower
was seated alongside the pilot. The wireless only 20 years old. Sgt George (Bucky) Maluish picture shows the volley of shots fired as a
operator/air gunner was located alongside the was only 23. salute to the fallen airmen. (St Maty’s pictures
aircraft's dorsal gun turret. Sgt Frank Heron joined the Royal Canadian Air form the Wartime Watton Collection and
Records indicate that this is likely to have been Force in March 1941 in Edmonton. Training in visible on
a training flight. High River, Regina, and Dauphin, Manitoba.
Shortly before 17:00 the aircraft is reported to He was posted overseas in December 1941.
have collided with trees at Spinney Farm Stow Was born on 7 July 1922 in Edmonton,
Bedon 3 miles South of Watton, ripping the tail Alberta, Canada, his father, Frank, was 21 and
off. his mother, Elizabeth, was 24. He had three
Eyewitnesses described that the aircraft then brothers.
zoomed skywards before crashing into the field Sgt George Step was born in Ulverston in
adjacent to Sandy Lane in Stow Bedon and a Lancashire and was the only child of Percival
short distance from Breckles House. During the and Fanny Step. It is possible that it is George
descent, it was observed that the legs of one of Step’s family seen here attending his funeral at
the crew were dangling and waving as if St Mary’s Church Watton.
struggling to escape from the camera hatch in Sgt George (Bucky) Maluish has a surviving
the aircraft during the final descent. If this second cousin who tells me that Mr. Maluish
memory is correct, this would have been the was called by all who knew him by the
escape hatch for the Wop/AG (Wireless nickname "Bucky". The Maluish family was
Operator/Air Gunner). Sadly he didn’t make it from Kenora, Ontario, Canada. He had two
out of the aircraft. brothers, Ted and Tom and one sister Evelyn.
Another eyewitness recalls that the plane was All the sons in the family served in WW2. The
limping home (after a local accident) and flying cousin relates “My mother once told me that
very low. She writes that as the pilot saw the the day the family was informed of Bucky's
plane was on a collision course with Breckles death you could hear his mother screaming four
House he responded by putting the nose down blocks away at my mom's house.” She adds
so that the aircraft crashed, burying itself that “Bucky was handsome and a very good
deeply in the field and exploding into a ball of athlete and of course his death was a huge loss
flames upon impact. She adds; “But for the to our family. His father and my grandfather
courage of these men, everyone in the cottage both served in WW1.” Unknown to individuals
The Wayland News April 2018 Page 13
Watton Churches Together - April
St. Mary’s Church, Watton Thought for the Shinrin-Yoku Mary’s Church Rooms for girls aged 5-7
years. The Rainbows will be meeting each By Fr Gordon Williams (Roshi) Monday at St Mary’s Church during term
Follow us @StMarysWatton
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me,
Month Japanese researchers have discovered that time.
Rev Eleanor Reddington the ancient practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or or look on Facebook
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays Dear friends, Quite a few years ago now I ‘Forest bathing’ can help reduce stress, Friday 20th April 2.15pm, & Saturday
between 10.30am and 12 noon—–Gerry Foster was in a small village Primary School as reduce blood pressure and even help with 21st April 7.15pm Watton Community
Commencing Wed 19th April, the Church will be open Wed the children came in for the start of a new depression. Forest bathing refers to Cinema at St Mary’s Film to be advised.
10.30-3.00pm & Thurs 10-12.30pm. You are welcome to come day. The Headteacher gathered them all allowing the forest to envelope you with Refreshment Café opens one hour prior to
into church to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, say a prayer & together and said that a new government its energy. screening. Tickets available at the box
light a candle, or just to look round. Church members will directive had come out saying that all We all know how lovely it is to walk in office on the day.
welcome you and serve refreshments. schools had to start the day with some the woods, breath the woodland air, smell The March Winner of the 100 Club Draw
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion 2nd exercises for the children. Then she looked the wonderful fragrances, listen to the No 24 Eleanor Nethaway
Wednesday Morning Worship at me and said “that’s right, isn’t it birds and feel the gentle breeze.
Thursdays 5.00pm—5.30pm Parish Prayers Eleanor?” Thankfully, by this time I had The Japanese put great emphasis on the
Saturdays 9.30am—10.00am Parish Prayers
5.00pm—6.00pm Prayer & Praise
realised what was going on, and agreed, so
all the children trooped out to do some
presence of great trees especially the very
old ones. In Japan there are forty four
Shipdham &
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yrs
Breakfast—Crafts—Games—Faith in Jesus Teaching
exercises led by the other teacher. Once
the children were all back in their places,
accredited Shinrin- Yoku forests. But we
do not need to travel to Japan to seek out
District Book
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm and ready for me to lead assembly the such a forest. There are little oasis’s near
Sun 1st
Tel: 01953 881252
Easter Day
Headteacher said “April Fool”. I’ll leave to all of us. It might even be your back Group
you to imagine the reaction of the garden if you have one. Nature’s beauty The book discussed on 21st February was
8.00am Holy Communion children! and energy are all around us, but we often Gallows View the first in the Detective
10.00am Holy Communion Why have I told you this (apart from pass it by without appreciating it. Even Chief Inspector Alan Banks series by Peter
Sun 8th 8.00am Holy Communion giving you a smile)? Well April 1st falls very populated areas have their share of Robinson, first published in1987. Banks has
10.00am Informal Holy Communion on a Sunday this year, and Christians will trees. Take a leisurely stroll and you soon moved from London to Eastvale in the
Sun 15th 8.00am Holy Communion be celebrating the most incredible event – realise they are there. Yorkshire Dales with his wife and two
10.00am Holy Communion the resurrection of Jesus. Yes, Easter If I have something that is troubling me or children. He has three major enquiries on his
11.45am APCM Sunday also happens to be April 1st. I I just feel out of kilter, a walk to the duck hands: a Peeping Tom with a preference for
2.30pm Café Stop at Blenheim Centre suppose some people do regard the events pond will often put me right. There I find blonde ladies including his wife, Sandra; a
Sun 22nd 8.00am Holy Communion of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as just still water, waving reeds , Willow trees series of burglaries often involving
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 stories – but there’s nothing April Fool and ducks of course! It’s hard to be meaningless vandalism and the mysterious
Sun 29th 8.00am Holy Communion about Jesus’ resurrection, even though the obsessed by the modern world when we death of a frail elderly lady.
10.30am Group Service Jewish religious leaders tried to claim it are surrounded by the ancient one. The The general opinions expressed were
at St John’s Church, Ovington hadn’t happened. natural world has great power to lift your favourable although all those present
Watton Methodist Church It did, and it’s the most incredible news. spirit. It reminds us that we are part of it found the style of policing, attitudes and God loves us so much he sent Jesus, his all, not separate from it. writing understandably dated. Examples
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and son, to earth, and Jesus died the most quoted included expressions such as
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. horrific death to show us both how much 'bobby dazzler', 'a nice pair of knockers'
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member.
He loves us, and how much he wants us to
know and love Him. Then God raised
What’s on at St and the description of a smoke filled,
greasy carpeted pub. Members thought the
Sun 1st Easter Day
10.30am Revd E Reddington
Jesus from the dead, and in doing so
promised new life to all who believe.
Mary’s Church, characters believable and well portrayed.
The descriptions of the rural small town
6.30pm Revd B Trinder Down through the years millions have background evoked the time and place.
Sun 8th 11.00am Section Service at Great Ellingham found strength and comfort in Jesus’ death Watton We commented on the changes in police
6.30pm Rev E Reddington and resurrection. Thursday 5th April 10.00am Thursday work since the introduction of modern
Sun 15th 10.30am Local Arrangement I love this time of year, and never ceased Chat a social coffee morning at St Mary’s communications and surveillance methods
6.30pm Rev A King to be amazed at the strength and depth of Church, all welcome including CCTV and mobile phones plus
Sun 22nd 10.30am Mr S Lynn God’s love, and of Jesus’ love. The Mon 9th April 10-2.00pm Messy Church the development of DNA evidence.
6.30pm Mrs E Warby knowledge of that love, and of God’s at St Mary’s Church, Theme “Caring for Overall it was felt to be very readable and
Sun 29th 10.30am Rev B Winner presence with me day by day, has kept me our World” Free Fun, Food and enjoyable, some have read other titles in
6.30pm Mrs A Fox going through some difficult experiences. friendship, children please bring an adult the series, at least one on the strength of
As you look forward to those chocolate with you. this first one. The solving of the old lady's
Roman Catholic Community death kept us guessing to the end whilst
eggs (themselves a reminder of new life) Mondays 16th , 23rd, 30th April 9.30am
Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church the burglaries were described as they
on Easter Sunday, why don’t you join us Story Bags at St Mary’s Church for
Sun 1st Easter Day 8.30 & 10.30am Mass of Easter Day happened and the Peeping Tom was fairly
for worship, and find out how much God parents and preschool children during term
at Our Lady of Pity Church, Swaffham easy to identify.
loves you for yourself? time only.
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill Have a truly happy and blessed Easter. Mon 16th , 23rd, 30th April 4.30-5.45pm For our meeting on 21st March we are
Sun 1st Easter Day Eleanor 1st Watton Rainbow Brownies at St reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.
9.30am Holy Communion & Sunday Funday
Sun 8th 9.30am Family Holy Communion
Wed 11th 7.30pm APCM
Sun 15th 9.30am Morning Worship
Sun 22nd 9.30am Holy Communion
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney
Sun 1st Easter Day
11.00am Holy Communion
Sun 8th 11.00am Family Holy Communion
12 noon APCM
Sun 15th 11.00am All Age Worship
Sun 22nd 11.00am Holy Communion

S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke
Sun 1st Easter Day
10.30am Holy Communion
Sun 8th 10.30am All Age Worship
Sun 15th 10.30am Holy Communion followed by APCM
Sun 22nd 10.30am Lay Led Worship

St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington
Sun 1st Easter Day
9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 15th 10.30am All Age Worship
Sun 29th 10.30am Group Service - Re-opening Celebration

All Saints Church, Threxton
Our next service at All Saints Church Threxton
will be on Easter Day, Sunday 1st April at
10.30am A warm welcome to everyone
The Wayland News April 2018 Page 14
shall have a guest speaker Jane Fountain leader of soon for this visit. When you have been twinned
Watton Twinning the Watton Neighbourhood Plan Working Group for 31 years it is sometimes difficult to think of
to explain to us what the groups plans are for the places in our region and beyond that they haven’t
Association future of Watton, ie: Housing, Schools, Transport, already visited.
We do have one dilemma though, we have a
young family with 2 children a boy and girl who
would like to twin with a young family in Watton
or one of the surrounding villages. If you or
anyone you know would be interested in hosting
this family please let me know by telephone or
e.mail and I will tell you anything you need to
know, my information is at the bottom of this
letter or you can come and see me at the meeting
If you are interested in joining us and making a
link with a German family in Weeze or just
becoming a member to meet our other members
socially please contact me by telephone or e.mail
below for a chat and more information.
Twinning membership is just £10 per year for a
family and £7 for a single adult, which isn’t a
huge amount but is necessary to pay our public
liability insurance, stationery costs etc. We also
hold 5 or 6 events a year some to just socialize
together and others such as a Cream Tea, Carnival
Our Twinning year started with a New Year Get- Health facilities, Roads, Youth centres and and Oktoberfest to raise funds for when our
together, which was a very enjoyable evening. Village halls etc. If you are interested in hearing Weeze friends come to Watton then we have an
Recently we had our 31st Anniversary Meal, what is being said then you are more than itinerary of events while they are here, always a
which was held at the Olde Bell Saham Toney. welcome to come to our meeting, it will also give most enjoyable time is had by all whether you
The picture shows just some of our members with you the opportunity to meet some of our members have guests staying with you or just joining in the
our guests the Mayor of Watton Stan Hebburn and and an insight into Twinning. The meeting whole event. Tel:- 01953 883317 or
his wife Sue. finishes with tea, coffee and biscuits and a or visit
Our A.G.M. is being held on Wednesday 28th friendly chat.
March at 8pm in the Pentecostal Church on On May 19th until 23rd our twin families are Margaret Devine (Chair)
Dereham Road, Watton. During the evening we visiting Watton so we will also be making plans

sister was Elizabeth Garrett Anderson who is
Watton Evening WI reported to be the first women doctor. Millicent’s
What with Brexit negotiations continually in the daughter, Phillipa was determined to continue her
media it was good to remember that women took mother’s fight for equality and went to college
on the government and won the equality of the although, women at that time, were unable to be
vote. In our February meeting, Hazel Gillingham presented with a degree, unlike her male
(our own Vice President) suitably attired in counterparts even though she was top of her class.
Suffragette fashion told the fascinating story of Phillipa went on to form the Fawcett Society
Millicent Fawcett. Millicent was a Suffragist who which still fight for equal rights for women.
campaigned peacefully and tirelessly for votes for Formidable women to whom we are eternally
women. As you may have heard in the media, grateful. In recognition of her achievement, a
Suffragettes took a more militant route and statue of Millicent Fawcett is to be erected in
between both the Suffragists and Suffragettes Parliament Square.
fight, some women were given the vote but only During the meeting notices were read along with
those aged over 30 and who owned property. a short statement given by Pam focussing on the
Millicent was from Aldeburgh, Suffolk born in plight of our community of the influx of
1947 and died in 1929 but not before she founded continually building many more properties and
Newnham all women college still going today draw our attention to the CPRE/Norfolk/
and was honoured by becoming a Dame in 1924. Campaign to Protect Rural England project and
Her pioneering the potential threat to our community and
attitude is evident in landscape with regard to future Development
the WI today in the Planning. Many views were voiced including other forms of Dementia. Our Lunch Club
campaigns and that the Town Council is now in the process of enjoyed a delicious meal at Waggon & Horses,
lobbying of the drawing up a Development Plan for this area. Griston, a favourite venue. We also enjoyed
government on many Pam sought our support in this and other agencies joining with other Watton residents at Watton
issues to improve our efforts as best we can. Cinema held in St Marys Church to watch the
environment both As usual the WI members have been busy and the film ‘Victoria & Abdul’.
worldwide and at Craft Group have been focusing on producing If you would like to know more about WI or visit
home. A little ‘fidget quilts’. These are lap quilts which provide as a guest please telephone our Secretary, Carol
known fact about sensory and tactile stimulation for the restless Robeson on 01953 881006 who will be pleased to
Millicent is that her hands of those suffering with Alzheimer’s or speak to you.

So what is new at the Sports Centre? There is a new
What's New at inclusive facility emerging run by the committee, where
team work and volunteering of time and expertise is
Watton Sports allowing the Centre to come alive again!
New memberships for all ages, concessions for public
Centre? services and students, squash and badminton courts ready
for hire and a new improved gym and fitness studio with
In recent times there has been a lot of opinions and out fantastic views. Bowls, tennis and numerous exercise
pouring of unhappiness about the Sports Centre and its classes now on timetable and we are adding more options
management. daily. Children’s holiday clubs will be up and running in
Where had this all come from? In recent years the facility time for the summer holidays.
has not kept pace with the growth of the town and to a great We have plans to renovate the kitchen and extend the bar
extent had become elitist, serving the few, not the many with an upstairs Sports Lounge and provide a Social
with its ethos. Some residents of Watton have voiced their Membership with benefits in the bar including members
dissatisfaction loudly and some also making assumptions as lunches.
to what had gone wrong. Available to hire for functions such as children's parties,
Following the AGM in September it was blatantly obvious weddings and corporate functions etc. It has become a
that to move forward we had to modernise in attitude, as home for Slimming World and the Learning Centre for
people had stopped using the Centre, the council had Children's University to name a few.
stopped listening and generally it was time for change, There is a lot to achieve with ageing infrastructure but we
financially it was very apparent that a different approach are positive in our task to keep the Sports Centre legacy as
was essential for survival. a charity alive and working in the community. Please feel
We needed to provide a facility that would be inclusive of free to come and have a look around!
all ages and abilities, for Social and Sports and so we have Grant Harwood WSA Trustee & Secretary
begun on that long and difficult road!
The Wayland News April 2018 Page 15

On and off And
on again with
Inner Wheel
The snow did play havoc didn't it?
But . . . our first lunchtime concert of
this year on March 23rd was ON,
unaffected by weather and a large
audience gathered in the Queens Hall
to be entertained by KYLE, only it
turned out that poor KYLE had woken
the day before with a bad attack of
laryngitis and no voice! Thankfully she
had two marvellous friends and fellow
musicians, Roger and Colin who were
able to join her at short notice and we
were treated to a great programme of
foot tapping songs from the era of
Elvis Presley and rock and roll. We
might not have danced in the aisles but
if they come again next year I think
some people will! Despite having very
little voice KYLE was able to
harmonise and her lively, bubbly
personality shone through as she
encouraged everyone to sing along. It conditions around a cultivated plant
was a great morning and added £332 to
Great Hockham some pests will find it difficult to
our charity funds. survive. Red spider mites do not
The next events had to be called OFF,
Gardening like moisture, so by keeping the
a group of members had planned to
visit the new restaurant at Thetford
Club humidity high they are deterred.
Companion planting falls under this
Integrated Disease Control
Garden Centre for lunch but heavy heading. Biological: this is the
snow deterred us, then on March 3rd Our speaker for March was Abi control of harmful organisms by the
the coffee morning in the Queens Hall Rayment, BSc, MSc, MBPR introduction of predator species that
had to be cancelled as was the craft (Hort). Abi works for Dove do not have negative consequences
market. We do apologise to anyone Associates and undertakes regular on the remaining ecology.
who did come along hoping for a slice crop walks for a range of nurseries Indecently, it seems that Dutch elm
of cake and a cup of coffee and finding in the UK. She studied at Hadlow disease is only a problem once the
the doors shut. and Writtle colleges, and is an tree becomes six feet high. At that
And then, it was back to ON with our active member of the International height its smell spreads easily
club meeting on March 7th when local Plant Propagators Society. As well enough for the beetle to detect it. controlling a range of problems.
author Joan Khurody came to talk to us being able to set up and monitor Abi illustrated her talk with First because the disease doesn’t
about her life which has been a rather trials, carry out full nursery audits affectionate descriptions of diseases like it and secondly the nutrient
unusual one. She met her Indian and run workshops, she has a keen like powdery mildew, botrytis, supplied to the plant allows it to
husband, Phi, when they both went to interest in biofumigation and peach leaf curl and cankers, thrive and therefore better resist
Reading University but not to do the compost tea. Abi returned to our whereas silver leaf, leaf spot, white attacks. There appear to be
same courses. Overcoming the social, club after her visit of a year ago blister and various rusts, prompted various articles on making this
cultural and religious differences at the when she talked about integrated words of pure admiration. Now, potion on the web.
time they married and moved to a rural pest control. This time the subject with increasing reverence, she The competition results for March:
part of northern India for Phi's work. of her talk was ‘Integrated Disease talked of early blight, fire blight, Flowers. 1 Hazel Dunn. 2 Matt
Seven years of relative privation and Management. box blight, tip blight, potato blight Cunningham. 3 Val Long.
then a move to Bombay followed by Abi opened her talk by outlining and cane blight, while club root, Fruit/Veg 1 Jane Dalton. 2 Hazel
years in Iran, Indonesia ,Lebanon and the main approaches taken to root rot, honey fungus clematis wilt Dunn. 3 Only two entries.
Yemen. (Pictured top right are Inner control diseases: Chemical, were described in terms bordering Photos 1 Prue Szczepanowski. 2 Ed
Wheel President Lesley Cowling cultural, environmental and on love. By the time we got to scab, Szczepanowski. 3 Hazel Dunn.
with Joan and Phi Khurody) biological. Chemical: the use of brown rot, blossom wilt, blossom Our next club event is a visit to
An ailing mother brought them back chemicals has been falling out of end rot and blossom dearie, she Anglesea Abbey. This is an
to Watton as retirement beckoned but favour in recent decades due to the began to sound as though we ‘unorganized’ event that members
at the age of 80 Joan decided that it indiscriminate killing of the insects should be singing their praises. can simply arrange among
was time to put her experiences into that might actually be beneficial. In the unlikely event that you might themselves so as to all turn up at the
words and started to write. She has so Also, the cumulative effect of the want to eradicate these beautiful same time and thus share the
far written two accounts of her life and chemical on other wildlife, directly biological blooms, then there experience with friends.
two novels and told us that as she woke or indirectly, has become seemed to be little chemical Our next, and last indoor meeting
the other day a story flashed into her unacceptable. As a result of these remedies still permitted or of this season will be on
mind and thus another book will soon problems many previously available. Firstly your plants should Wednesday 11th of April. Roger
be born. A truly inspirational talk and a commonly used chemical controls be obtained from reputable sources. Jones from Norfolk Wildlife
reminder that it is never too late to start are now banned. Cultural: by using Next is to find what the organism Trust will be informing us about
on a new career! preventive practices including thrives on – and supply the the ‘Wild Orchids of Norfolk’.
Also ON on 23rd will be our Fashion using plants that are resistant to opposite, see above. There was one After that the summer will be
Show with Artichoke, if you haven't pests and creating conditions that thing that came up on several here and we will be sunning
got your tickets yet they are still produce healthy plants. A healthy occasions during her talk: compost ourselves at an outdoor venue.
available from Mullengers in Watton plant is less susceptible to attack. tea. Compost tea is something you Edward Szczepanowski.
High Street. Environmental: by changing the can make and can be effective at
Tickets are also available for our next
Lunchtime Concert on April 25th Helen 01953 884713, leave a
when the Senior Moments Jazz Band Diabetes UK message and I will get back to you. Christian Aid
will be entertaining with their mix of The March meeting was shorter Alternatively you can email me
Jazz, Swing, country waltz and ballads, than usual, because we had our
tickets are still at £6 including a light annual lunch get together. We did May 13th-19th
lunch. welcome a new member, though Griston Yard Sale Watton Churches Together are
And, for your diaries, our renowned and a couple of arising matters holding a Big Soup Lunch during
and popular Strawberry Tea will be on were discussed.
Monday 7th May Christian Aid week. This will be
Tuesday, June 21st as usual at the pink Our next meeting will be on A chance for you to turn your on Wednesday 16th May between
house, 30, Thetford Road from 2.0-4.0 Monday April 9th, 10.15am, at the unwanted items into cash! Bank 12pm and 2pm at the Watton
We look forward to seeing you at all Pentecostal Church, Watton Holiday Monday should see plenty Christian Community Centre. All
our events. (whom we thank for the generous of folk in the village so book a welcome. Donations to Christian
More information about events and use of their facilities). Our speaker reservation now with Nicky on Aid. We are holding a street
Inner Wheel from me, Brenda, on will be John Daly and he will be 01953 548375 at a cost of just £5. collection on that day, and there
01953881792 or from our Secretary, speaking about "My life as a All taking part will be included on will be donation envelopes in all
Pam, on 019533880904 Paramedic". For details of this or a map of the village which will be churches also.
any of our meetings, please phone sold on the day for £1.
The Wayland News April 2018 Page 16

Richmond Park Golf Club – Ladies Section

On Monday 12th March, following the stayed dry until everyone was back in the Following the golf the ladies held a Bring &
heavy snow and recent rainy days, the clubhouse. Buy sale and Raffle. As always cakes and
ladies of Richmond Park Golf Club were The winners of the team competition, with a home produce proved popular and £154.50
finally able to get out onto the golf course. score of 25.3, were Margaret Middleton, was raised for the ladies section.
They played a social 9 hole Texas Scramble Chris Bailey and Dilys Gibbs who were Pictured from L-R Linda Hewison,
Competition and despite some wet areas on presented with their prizes by Ladies’ Margaret Middleton, Chris Bailey and Dilys
the course, enjoyed a mild morning which Competition Secretary, Linda Hewison. Gibbs

Fundraising for
Cats Protection
Our branch of Cats Protection which covers
all of Breckland has to be self sufficient in
supporting ourselves. This includes very
large vet bills - between £1500 and £2000 a
month, at our vets in Thetford, and we use
lots of other vets as well.
We have a neutering budget every year
from our Head Office, so the vet fees do
not include the cost of neutering. All the
cats and kittens we take in are checked
over by the vet, flea’d and wormed,
vaccinated, microchipped and where
necessary, neutered. Some cats or kittens
come to us with other problems which
require veterinary treatment, which costs
more money. Of course, all the cats in
our care have to be fed, sometimes on
specialist food whichcan be exprensive.
And we get through a large amount of
litter too! We have various collection we sell, jumble, bric-a-brac, books, toys, depends on the weight of the metal.
bins around - one in Tesco’s at Brandon tombola and lots more. And we have We accept anything that we can sell to
and one in Pets at Home in Thetford two lovely ladies who give up their make money. If you have unwanted
where kind people can donate cat food. Saturdays to set up stalls outside St. items, whether it is clothing, books, Bric-
We also feed 3 colonies of ferals cats
twice a week on an industrial estate in
Cuthbert with tombola and anything else
that they think they can sell. They can
a-brac, we are always very grateful.
However, we cannot accept furniture as
raise as much as a couple of hundred we have limited storage space. Just give Page space is allocated strictly on a first come, first served basis. Deadline
Thetford. All these cats have been
is 12 Noon on 16th of the month preceding publication and that is the last
neutered by us so they can’t reproduce. pounds each time, which goes a big way us a call on the number at the bottom of
date and time that copy will be considered for inclusion. Arrival of copy
Our adoption fees for cats and kittens is towards our vet fees. this page and we will get back in touch
before deadline does not guarantee inclusion, if you wish to be certain
£60 each, which also helps towards our We also have a bingo night once a month with you. your entry gets published, then please make sure it arrives in plenty of
vet fees. As an animal charity we are in Brandon, which brings in quite a lot of We are always looking for new ideas on time otherwise you may still be disappointed. If you are submitting on
always at full capacity, and can only take money and some of our ladies knit how to raise money, so if you can give us paper you MUST sign and include your contact details with each item.
in another cat, when one has been various toys to sell which are always any pointers, we will be very grateful. If you do not, the item will NOT be published.
homed, freeing up another space. very popular. We collect any sort of For advice or information , or if you need You can contact Julian by ringing (01953) 858908.
We go to great lengths to raise money. metal, from tin cans and aluminium cans help with the cost of neutering, please You can write to 8 Princess Close, Watton IP25 6XA
We have a sale about 6 times a year at St. which we make money on at the call Breckland Cats Protection on 01842 The e-mail address is
Cuthbert’s church hall in Thetford, where recycling centre. The amount we make 810018. Views expressed in articles in The Wayland News are those of the
contributors and may not reflect the
mornings views of the publisher or printers.
Dereham Indoor Coaching for beginners will continue Griston Yard Sale While every care and effort has been taken to ensure accuracy,
throughout the summer run by qualified Monday 7th May A chance for you to turn the publisher cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions.
Bowls Club national coaches. The club will also your unwanted items into cash! Bank
This issue of the The Wayland News was published by:
Dereham indoor bowls club based within exhibit once again at this year's Dereha m Holiday Monday should see plenty of folk
Carnival. in the village so book a reservation now Julian Horn, 32 High Street, Watton IP25 6AE
the leisure centre will be open throughout
the summer. Leagues will be run on Interested people can speak to a with Nicky on 01953 548375 at a cost of and printed by:
committee member of the club Tuesday just £5. All taking part will be included on
Monday and Friday mornings with roll
a map of the village which will be sold on
Sharman & Company Ltd, Newark Road
ups Tuesday and Thursday. A singles or Thursday mornings 10.30 til 12 noon
knock out will be organized Wednesday the day for £1. Peterborough PE1 5TD. Phone: 01733 424 949