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ASHILL AND HOLME HALE GARDEN CLUB £10,000 for Nelson’s Journey
Sunday June 24th at the Holme Hale Pavilion from Wayland Show's Spring Ball
Open to the public 2.30pm – 4.30pm
14 classes of entry, including flower arrangements, single flower
displays and pot plants; homemade cakes, crafts and photography
12 cups and trophies to be won. Best in Show cup and prize
Tombola and Refreshments available during the afternoon
Come and enjoy a top quality Village Flower Show!

Pictured Left to right are Di Sculfer, Claire Bowes, Sarah Hyde and Shirley Scott
Members of the organising committee of the comfort to bereaved children in Norfolk and with their lives”
Wayland Spring Ball, Claire Bowes, Shirley Sarah said: “A full package of support costs Claire Bowes of the organising committee
Scott and Di Sculfer, were very pleased to £522 for a child or young person. This said: “We are delighted to have been able to
present Norfolk children’s charity, Nelson’s includes an assessment of a child’s raise £10,000 for Nelson’s Journey at this
Journey, with a cheque for £10,000 raised at bereavement needs, attendance on a year’s Ball. It is only with the generous
the Ball, which was held on 10th March at therapeutic weekend and one to one follow support of our guests, sponsors and donors
Lynford Hall. Receiving the cheque was up work. That means the fantastic £10,000 that we are able to raise the funds that we do
Sarah Hyde, of Nelson’s Journey. could fund 19 children through this process, and we are extremely thankful for their
Nelson’s Journey gives valuable support and helping them to move forward positively continued support”

children’s titles. delicious light meals, tea, coffee and
Watton Rotary’s With more space and facilities, we’re cake. On Sunday it will open from 1-
putting on outdoor games and a treasure 00pm to 4-00pm for tea, coffee and cake.
Umbrella Festival hunt. Inside there will be pre-loved toys, There is no charge but donations for local
Watton Rotary Club will be holding a games, and jigsaws on offer, as well as charities would be gratefully received.
Rotary Umbrella Festival during June- New Items and craft kits. Everything you For further information contact: Sue Hart
September, when unpainted plain need for family fun this summer. 01362 822536 or Kathy Newton 01362
umbrella’s will be available for purchase Refreshments to cater for all diets will be 820615.
at £10 each by local Schools, Art Groups, on sale too including light lunches, cakes
Shops, other Groups, Companies & any & bakes, and ice creams, plus whole
Individuals, and then decorated how they bakes to take away. Beginners
wish. We are taking donations now of
Proceeds will go to Prostate Cancer and children’s items especially games, but Ballroom Dancing
other Rotary Charities. sadly no clothing please. We’ll happily
There will be a display of all the collect, or they can be brought to us. Classes in Saham
decorated umbrellas during a day in early Please call us on 880153 to make At the Wells Cole Centre, SAHAM
September ( to be announced later when arrangements. We cannot run these TONEY Wednesday 7.00 -8.00pm
arrangements are finalised) followed by a events without both volunteers and Research shows that learning a new skill
Cheese & Wine Evening on the same donations, so ask you to continue to and being active leads to better health, so
day, when the winning umbrellas will be support our fundraising efforts. Many why not unleash the ‘strictly’ in you and
chosen by a public vote. thanks, Keith & Caroline. learn to dance. Not only will you have
Further information will follow as fun as you learn, you will meet a very
friendly group of like minded people and
arrangements are finalised, please check
Watton Rotary Club website
Once upon a time have a sociable evening too. For more and a special
facebook page
in Shipdham details. Contact Linzi on 07979 222 235
Shipdham Celebrates, Once Upon a Time
Look out for further information during Festival, Friday 22nd June - Saturday
the following weeks.
23rd June 10am - 5pm & Sunday 24th Coffee morning in
June 1pm to 4pm at All Saints Church,
Church Close, Shipdham IP25 7LX Threxton
Bookworm Sales The theme is Fairy Tales and Nursery Beverly Sennett is very kindly inviting us
The Grand Second Hand Book Sale has Rhymes. This will be a weekend of to her home and garden at Woodview
moved! It will now be held at Thompson various crafts including knitting, Threxton for a coffee morning on Friday
Community Hall, still on Saturday 14th stitching and floral displays plus a book June 1st from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Call in
July from 10 am until 4 pm. As always, stall, Tombola and other attractions for and enjoy some delicious homebakes. Help
there will be HUNDREDS of books for all ages. Various village groups will be us to raise funds for All Saints Church
you to browse, and, for this Children’s taking part. The café will be open Friday Threxton, as we plan to carry out
Special, an extra-large choice of & Saturday from 10-00am-5pm for restoration work and improve our facilities.
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Mayor's Carbrooke’s Litter Pick

Councillor Tina Kidell
Firstly, I would like to say how
privileged and happy I am to be elected
your mayor of Watton.
It is an honour and I promise to you all, I
will do my upmost to do the very best I
can for our town.
I have lived in Watton for 15 years. I
came here from Cheshunt with my The good residents of Carbrooke Village weeks later to finish off, and it felt like a good
parents and twins of two years old. I decided to set aside two Sundays to tackle the job well done. A trailer load of full sacks and
have subsequently become divorced and increasing problem of littering in and around other items amounted to a couple of tons worth.
have raised my children with help from the village of Carbrooke. It was rather depressing though, to spot fresh
my amazing parents whom I now care The first pick was Easter Sunday and about litter on the verges the very next day after we
for, alongside working part time as a twelve residents armed with tabards, picker cleared it. We know this is an ongoing problem
London black cab driver! Mad world sticks and refuse sacks set off on a mission to but will try to keep on top of it.
isn’t it? There is a saying “if you want clear the verges and ditches of waste and Another aspect of this heinous crime is the
something done, get a busy person to do discarded rubbish. We were astounded and effect this has on the small tiny creatures that
it” This is very much the case in my life. frankly shocked at the amount we all collected crawl inside discarded receptacles. The result is
Thirty years of driving a London cab in 3-4 hours. We were only stopped from that tiny insects, snails or even mice cannot
has given me the life skills and carrying on because we had ran out of sacks! escape once inside and they end up perishing.
streetwise experience to embrace the We recovered three large sacks of empty This was something we never even gave a
many challenges there will be to help beer cans from one particular and favoured thought to. It was only when an entomologist,
bring Watton to a brighter future. spot at a copse edge, presumably the same who heard of our organised litter pick decided
I have been on Watton town council for person who obviously was entering the to come along to give us all a brief chat before
two years and love every minute. My village and tossing the empty cans out the we set off, that we were made aware of this
driving force and one that keeps me on driver side of his moving car! aspect of the problem.
track in council is the passion to try and It is only when you actually get out walking, "Team Carbrooke" will have another litter pick
make where I live somewhere I want to you notice the extent of the problem. We came in the future. This is a national problem created
stay for the rest of my life, and for my across some rather large items, which obviously by irresponsible and selfish people who ruin the
three-generational family to be happy we could do nothing about, although we did put countryside. We will not be beaten or give in,
and to have things to do for all ages. It is some dumped car seats on the trailer to be we feel it is important to keep out village tidy.
this area of having things to do that is in collected by BDC. So.. the message is clear "don’t be a tosser, take
the forefront of my mind when it comes We did another organised Sunday session a few your litter home"!
to the youth of the town, they truly, in
my opinion get overlooked and this is council. plants have increased the size of their leaves.
something I want to help highlight and I hope my term of office can be one that I can However, plants lose water through stomata
rectify. Therefore, I have chosen this help to bring the town together and start talking on the underside of their leaves and therefore
year not two but three charities to to each other, communicating and transparency larger leaved plants with more stomata need
support, each one has a special is key. It is on this note that I will be starting to more water. Think of hostas. At the opposite
resonance to my heart. show a council presence much more in the end of the scale cacti, which thrive in hot dry
Watton Sports Association And Social town, I will be in the market with the council climates, have very small spikes as leaves.
Club; The Daisy Programme & Loch stall starting from 16th may every other Although they still require water to survive
Neaton Wednesday, come rain or shine I will be there they do not lose it so readily.
The sporty as it is affectionately known to listen to any grips groans or ideas you may Plants can be classified as sunny, adaptors or
has had its troubles in the past. But now have for your town. Please come down and see tolerators. Of the adaptors there are those that
it is a totally different place, so warm me, after all, we all want to see Watton a grab the sun while they can before the trees
and welcoming and a great place for the thriving happy town. are in full leaf. These include many of the
community for all ages, right through to Tina Kiddell, Mayor of Watton Spring flowers such as snowdrops, primroses,
playing sports to propping up the bar. daffodils and bluebells. As the light under the
The Daisy Programme does the most tree canopy drops, plants can be sensitive to
amazing work for the silent victims of Ashill & Holme the colour spectrum of light. The tolerators
abuse, women and men now have include ferns, brunnera, sweet box and
somewhere to turn to in a crisis. Hale Garden Club mahonia. In dry shade where there is a lack of
Loch Neaton is the most beautiful In April we welcomed a return visit from Jim light and water, such as the north side of a
hidden gem that Breckland has. It is a Paine of Walnut Tree Garden Nursery. The wall, plants are often grown more for their
peaceful and calming oasis in the middle nursery which was established 20 years ago is foliage than flowers, such as euphorbia,
of our town, it needs funds to fulfil its in Rocklands (on the Attleborough road) and euonymus, berberis and bergenia. The advice
potential. is open from February to November every day here is to add organic matter regularly.
It is my hope that together we can raise except Mondays. Generally, Jim advocates a small amount of
much needed funds for these charities. Jim's talk was about gardening in the shade feed at every water. The number of healthy
Im hoping to do some fun events over and approached the subject from a scientific flowering plants he brought along to support
the year all locally based, I will keep perspective. Firstly he clarified the various his talk was testament to this and attracted a
you all updated over the course of these degrees of light and shade. Full sun is buying frenzy from a number of members.
articles including all works being down uninterrupted light for more than 6 hours. What's on in the next 3 months:
by your council here in Watton. We Dappled shade is less than 6 hours. The shade Sunday June 24th ANNUAL FLOWER
may not have the powers that Breckland cast by a tree or under a tree canopy is SHOW (open to the public)
and Norfolk county do, but what we considered deep shade and permanent shade is June 28th Charlotte Philcox - Getting the most
lack in this, we make up for in where there is hardly any light , such as from your Vegetable Plot
enthusiasm and dedication from all of behind a building or occurring naturally in a July 26th Peter Skeggs Gooch - The Road to
your councillors, all of whom do it deep gorge. Gold
purely for making our town better as Plants have evolved to suit the conditions. So, August 23rd AGM and Vegetable Show
none of us are paid at this level of in order to catch enough light in shadier areas
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seems to be the watchword, and just in case grows close to Teresa, a young housekeeper,
A Quick Look you insist on coming in, there is a branch and Teresa's half-brother, Isaac Robles, an All Saints Art at Stoke Ferry
still open in Bishops Stortford or idealistic and ambitious painter newly The All Saints Painters hold their Annual Exhibition in Stoke Ferry
Round Birmingham. Even money is frowned returned from Barcelona. Isaac is buoyed by Church PE33 9SF from June 16th until July 1st 2018. Artists:Toni
By Orbiter upon, and the complete withdrawal of hard the revolutionary fervour that will soon erupt Arthur Hay, Isobel Bartholomew, Patsy Hood, Frank Logan, Sheila
Here we are at the start of June, sometimes cash has been mooted several times over into civil war and dreams of being a painter O’Brien, Hilary Sherrington and Anne Wormack .
called flaming, though these days the old the last few years. as famous as his countryman Picasso. Parking, disabled access and free admission.
appellations often seem no longer to apply, The days of the friendly local bank Raised in poverty, these illegitimate children Contact Patsy Hood 01366 727582 for details.
but how quickly the time has passed so that manager helping with a short-term loan, or of the local landowner revel in exploiting the
we are almost halfway through the year some advice, have faded into memory, and wealthy Anglo-Austrians insinuating
already! Perhaps time doesn’t really move anything we might want is assessed by a themselves into the Schloss family's lives,
faster as one gets older, but it certainly computer in some distant location. Teresa and Isaac help Olive conceal her
seems that way. Good news for East Anglian travellers has artistic talents with devastating
Of course the most important thing on been that a whole fleet of new trains is consequences that will echo into the decades
the country’s mind is the Brexit being constructed, fitted with every to come. In 1960s London Odelle Bastien is
negotiations, which may or may not modern app. Not quite so good is the fact a Caribbean émigré trying to make her way.
result in our leaving the EU. Really there that they won’t actually begin to appear for When she starts working at the prestigious
should be no doubts about that, but there another two years at the earliest. Skelton Institute of Art, she discovers a
are so many MPs who wish to ignore the Similarly hardly a day passes without some painting rumoured to be the work of Isaac
result of the referendum and do their best research organisation announcing a Robles whose mysterious death has
to hinder the process. Their doubts and breakthrough in the hunt for a cure for confounded the art world for decades. The
objections may be well-founded, for no cancer, obesity, depression and so on, and excitement over the painting is matched by
one can foresee what the future after the then cheerfully adds that this will be the intrigue around the conflicting stories of
split from Europe will actually hold, but available in about 2024. its discovery. Drawn into a complex web of
the electorate made the choice, so it is It’s always jam tomorrow, never jam secrets and deceptions, Odelle does not
down to our rulers to respect it. today ! know what to believe or who she can trust,
Meanwhile the subject of the year concerns So, roll on tomorrow. Good afternoon. including her fascinating colleague, Marjorie
the disposal of plastic, which dominates so Quick.
much of everything we buy. Sadly the real- Comments were favourable on the whole
isation of its danger to the world has come Shipdham & although one or two members found it
far too late to prevent the damage to the difficult to get into initially. Most agreed that
ecology, and we can only do our best to District Book it opened their eyes to the situation in Spain
ensure that things don’t get worse. before the Civil War and the contrasting life
Unfortunately it does seem that often the Group of a young Caribean woman in London in
brilliant break-throughs achieved by our For the meeting on 18th April we read The the 1960s. The characters were considered
scientists have un-foreseen consequences Seagull, the 8th book in the Vera series by attractive and interesting with a clever twist
that themselves have to be controlled, but Anne Cleeves, set on the coast of linking them and the two times and places.
that is the price of progress. Northumberland and its environs. A visit to For once the moving backwards and
The news of an impending merger of her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope forwards were not considered irritating or
Sainsburys and ASDA is just another face to face with an old enemy, former confusing. It was agreed that Jessie Burton is
example of the domination of the ‘big detective superintendent, and now inmate, an excellent writer and that this conmpared
boys’ in business, but it brings to mind the John Brace. He was convicted of corruption more than favourably with her first novel
days before supermarkets were even and involvement in the death of a The Miniaturist and we look forward to her
thought of. J.Sainsbury was a familiar gamekeeper with Vera playing a key part in next. It inspired an interesting discussion
name throughout my child- hood, and older his downfall. Brace promises Vera about discrimination whether of race or
folks will recall their fairly small shops, information about the disappearance of gender.
usually with a long counter down each Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer The book for discussion at the June meeting
side, one displaying hocks of bacon and who disappeared in the mid-nineties, if she is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by
ham, which the salesman would transfer to will look out for his daughter and Gail Honeyman
the slicer upon the word of the customer. In grandchildren. He tells her that Marshall is
front of the counter would be rows of cube- dead with his body buried close to St Mary's
shaped tins of biscuits, from which the man Island in Whitley Bay. However, when a Are the Boo and
would take the ones chosen, to be put in search team investigates not one skeleton,
paper bags – no sealed, hard- to- open but two are found.This cold case takes Vera Hiss playing it
plastic packets in those days.! A large part back in time, and very close to home, as
of the counter would be taken up by eggs, Brace and Marshall, along with a mysterious safe?
from which purchasers would place their stranger known only as 'the Prof', were close The answer is definitely NO! but the title of
choice in a small wicker basket resembling friends of Hector, her father. Together, they our next production is “Play Safe,” a fast
a large bird’s nest, while on the other were the 'Gang of Four', regulars at a moving modern farce, with most of the
counter would be a display of cheeses, and glamorous nightclub called The Seagull. regulars again preparing to have you
selections of teas and coffees. Hector had been one of the last people to see laughing all the way. So what is it about?
The nearest approach to supermarkets in Marshall alive. As the past begins to connect When a famous actress unexpectedly dies at
the days of the Second World War, were dangerously with the present, Vera confronts the Fair Lawn retreat for retired and
the numerous Woolworth stores, and her prejudices and unwanted memories to “resting” members of the entertainment
nearby there would probably be a Marks & find the truth. industry, she leaves certain contents of a safe
Spencers, but supermarkets as such were The book was well received by the group to former friends and colleagues. But what
not even thought of then, except possibly with comments including: excellent are the contents? And where is the safe?
in America. depiction of characters; evokes the And more importantly, what is the
Coincidentally it is a M & S advertisement Northumberland countryside and its people; combination? And what is so special about
that has just taken my eye, in which they factors like corruption were well researched what is under the tarpaulin in the garage?
assure us that all the meat they sell can be and written; it develops chronologically; it Chaos ensues with new residents all seeking
sourced back to the original farm where it was a straightforward easy read with not too answers. Are they really what they seem at
was produced, even to the individual many people involved; Vera is forthright but first glance? And who are these two young
animal. It would be interesting to demand shows great empathy for her the problems of men, sent to do some community service?
such an identification from the check-out people she deals with and we were made to All will be revealed in September when we
girl when purchasing our steak, even feel sympathy for her and her upbringing. take to the stage.
though a longish queue might form while One member, with experience, was annoyed It has not been easy finding a script which is
this was provided. by the way she felt adoption was dealt with “us”. We have run out of new TV shows,
And then perhaps it would damage our as a cliché, with a totally unrealistic and a lot of new plays are for small casts. A
appetite to know that we were about to portrayal of the adoptive mother. Those who lot of groups would struggle to put 11
devour a piece of Ferdinand the bull or have watched the various television series characters on the stage, but we can, and we
Daisy the cow ! think they followed the ideas created by are. We all think this one fits the bill.
More importantly, there is the news that Cleeves unusually well with one or two Rehearsals are under way, ready to give you
Lloyds Bank is to close its Watton branch, exceptions such as changing the name of at a good fun filled evening out at the end of
and join the ranks of other banks and least one character. They would definitely September. After more than ten years of
building societies that are determined to recommend The Seagull to others and keeping the ticket price at £5 we have now
make it difficult for their customers to find probably read more in the series. had to put it up a bit. All our costs have risen
the service that was once an integral part of The book discussed on the 16th May was over the years, and many of you have said
normal life. The Muse by Jessie Burton. It is set in Spain you would readily pay a bit more. But at £6
Not too long ago the High Streets of all big in 1936 and England in 1967. In the former a ticket we all believe it is well worth the
towns seemed to be dominated by these Olive Schloss, the daughter of a Viennese price.
financial establishments, all touting our Jewish art dealer and an English heiress, Show dates are 27th, 28th and 29th
custom, but now we are told to do our follows her parents to Arazuelo, a poor, September. Put it in your diaries, and see
banking on line and ‘don’t bother us’ restless village on the southern coast. She you there. Keith Gilbert, Director.
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happened by the end of May and normal service be mown with the grass now as the foliage should
In your garden will be resumed. This is the month when we are
supposed to be able to sit in the garden and admire
have died back and if the bulbs are in borders
remove the dead leaves. If they’re deep enough
with Lotta Potts in comfort for the first time this year. It might be
like that and if we are really well organised then
you (hopefully) won’t disturb them when you plant
summer bedding. If planting perennials try and
So here we are at the beginning of June. May was hooray. The rest of us will probably be catching up mark where the bulbs are first. Last word on
an odd month for the weather and I hope that those but do stop every now and then to look round at the pruning, Montana type clematis need a good haircut
two hot days weren’t ‘it’ when it comes to summer. chocolate-box that is a normal June. This really is if they’re out of control. If they aren’t too bad a bit
The oddest thing on the gardening front happened the month of the blousy flowers, peonies and roses of a trim won’t go amiss and you won’t lose flower
on Saturday, 4th. It was World Naked Gardening and that wonderful scent. A rose without scent is a next year.
Day, the 14th so far, taking place on the first nice plant but honestly, not a proper rose. Right, This is the month to put out baskets and containers
Saturday in May. There is quite a lot on the get on with it Lotta. The lawn will need regular if you’ve kept them under cover. These and any
internet about it so I had to investigate! Must have mowing and if it wasn’t fed with the usual mix of other newly-planted trees, shrubs, perennials will
another look next year, weather permitting. weed-and-feed in May it might benefit from a need frequent watering until established. The really
By the middle of the month we have daffodils, wild liquid feed. If it’s a new lawn it will need watering outstanding baskets will possibly need watering
campion, lots of dandelions and various clematis with a good soak. That depends on the weather twice a day and regular feed as these will be closely
out, all at once. This has happened before after a (here we go again) but if it’s dry don’t take planted. Don’t give full-strength feed daily but if
long, cold, wet winter but the explosion of spring chances, get out the hose. Check the lawn over you mix half-strength or even slightly less, this can
flowers once warmth happens is truly spectacular. before mowing for worm casts. Brush them in as be used frequently.
The downside is, of course, that it doesn’t last as they are wonderful soil. Some people collect them Veg seeds can be sown now, even the tender
long as it should as the later specimens are waiting to mix with potting compost. Whatever you ones like French and runner beans. If you have
in the wings. I have an upright ornamental cherry decide, don’t leave them as they will leave a any sown inside that are growing away they can
that must have loved the weather as the blossom horrible streak on the lawn if mowed. be hardened off and planted out so you have a bit
was better than I have ever seen it. Along came the Back to roses. If you have suckers pull them off at of a start on the direct-sown. Lettuce don’t
inevitable gale and five days later it was a mass of the root. If cut they will just regenerate. If you germinate in hot weather so if possible sow in
drooping brown mess. In aren’t sure that growth at the base is a sucker or just shade or in trays in shade to plant out later when
Shipdham there are a few a new shoot have a look at the graft point which is a they’ve come on a bit. The more exotic varieties
mature cherry trees in a lumpy bit on the base of the stem where the variety (well to me they are) like squash, sweetcorn and
short length of road and has been grafted on to the rootstock. If the growth pumpkins can go out as well. These plants are
they went the same way is below that it’s a sucker. Loosen the earth round great fun. If they work. Squash plants want to
with the addition of a pink it to be sure and then remove it with a sharp pull. I take over the world if they are growing well but
carpet along the footpath. should have said before – wear sturdy gloves. if not you will soon find out they are not doing
Ah well, maybe next year Rambling and climbing roses will be in full growth well so replace them and try again next year.
will be more what is a and may need tying in to their support. Once Mainly sow little and often with things like
dignified progression from ramblers have finished flowering they can be carrots and lettuce as while maincrop carrots will
winter to spring and then pruned back to their allotted space. Just dead-head store a glut of lettuce is a bit of a problem unless
summer. Not cold, wet, climbers for now if they repeat flower. Keep dead- you are a fan of the French recipe for lettuce and
warm, snow, hot and all heading all flowering plants this month. Fast- peas. I’m not sure. If you have planted potatoes
before the middle of May. growing hedges such as privet should be clipped you should get the first new ones any time. If
Just before I leave the regularly to maintain their shapes. the plants are flowering have a little root round
weather to its own devices, When the spring bulbs have died back dig up in the soil and you might get the first ones in
I checked the little RHS hyacinths and tulips and dry off for re-planting in time for the last of the asparagus. Home-grown
book. Surely not. Yes, November. These bulbs come from hot, dry places spuds and asparagus drowning in butter are food
there it was the possibility like Iran and Turkey so don’t like being in damp for the gods.
of snow but confined to ground. If you have to leave them, make sure they Julian will be pleased I have kept this a little
the north of Scotland! Can are good and deep. Bulbs grown in containers shorter than usual as I have dead-heads all over
you believe it? definitely should be lifted and stored in shallow the place, seeds to plant and watering to do (the
So what are we supposed trays or old vegetable nets in the shed, preferably a most boring activity known to man but beats
to do in June? If we are in cool one. Other spring bulbs such as daffs and staring through the window at lashing rain).
luck the catch-up will have bluebells can be left. Naturalised ones can safely The other thing, as ever, keep weeding.

misusing library facilities. Library staff of grief and distress, the words "Legal
Letters to the talk to each customer when they join Guardian" may not be uppermost in their
about the use of the system and ensure, minds, therefore "Mother/Father to/of"
Editor for example, that they don’t let anyone in either term would be appropriate.
Watton Library behind them as they enter. Children Language does change over time. Think
I am writing in response to Mrs using the library during unstaffed times of the hapless tourist who puts
Anderson’s letter in last month’s edition must be accompanied by an adult. People Haysborough in the Sat-Nav!
regarding changes to the Library service, experiencing any difficulties can get in Trevor Thompson
namely the launch of the Open Library touch with a member of library staff via a
phone link from the library.
scheme at Watton Library.
I hope I can go some way to allaying Mrs The Library Service is advising people Norfolk Wildlife
Anderson’s concerns and any others that who might be anxious about using the
Watton and Wayland residents may have. library in unstaffed times to use the Trust Breckland
Open Library is a development of self- library when there are other members of
service and has enabled libraries across staff present. The staffed and unstaffed Local Group
the county to extend their opening hours times will be on the Opening Hours sign We have had two very good walks
significantly without increasing staff outside the library, on library publicity already this Spring. The first at Wayland
costs. As such the new scheme enables and on the library website. Wood in late April to see the bluebells.
the County Council to fulfil it’s A pilot scheme ran in Acle for 18 They weren’t quite at their peak but it
obligation to deliver efficiencies in it’s months, before installation in any other was a lovely day and everyone enjoyed
services but with the bonus of offering a branch, to thoroughly test the system. the walk and talk from Steve Collin,
more accessible library service to Feedback from users has been very Senior Reserves officer at NWT.
customers. Watton Library will continue positive, and use has increased in The second at the beginning of May at
to be staffed for 34 hours a week. In the libraries which are now live with the Foulden Common to hear nightingales,
new extra time the library will operate in system. There have been no recorded was extremely popular. A bit
unstaffed mode. incidents of anti-social behaviour during disappointingly we didn’t hear
Only adult library members can use Open Library sessions. On the whole, nightingales, but we did hear and see
Open Library. Access to the building library customers are delighted that the male Woodcock performing their display
during unstaffed periods will be via a library is available to them when they flight or roding. Also heard a cuckoo and
customer’s library card and pin. CCTV want to use it and there have been a a Turtle Dove, so a good result really.
will be in operation at all times, and will number of positive reports of new Our next walk which we still have spaces
record every person entering and leaving customers accessing the service as they for, is on Sunday 10th June, 10am to 12
the library. Customers will need to apply have found the Open Library noon at NWT Weeting reserve. It’s a
to be Open Library users, and only then arrangement more suited to their needs. reserve and forestry walk with Andy
will they be able to access the building, Claire Bowes Norfolk County Councillor Palles-Clark, Brecks Heathland Project
following a tour and guidance of using Watton Division officer. We hope to see and hear Stone
the system, including key health and Re Keith Taylor, choice of words. Curlew and Woodlarks among other
safety information, good practice Regarding obituary notices, (mother to or wildlife.
guidance and advice for using the library mother of) It should be noted that there Meet in the reserve car park IP26 4NQ.
in unstaffed mode. As well as full and up are people who have experienced divorce Cost is £2 members £3 non members,
to date membership, Open Library and re-marriage. In some cases there may booking essential 01953 717227.
customers must have no recent history of have been a series of partners. At a time
The Wayland News June 2018 Page 5

Great Hockham Gardening Club Open Day at
Wells Cole
Village Hall
Saham Toney held a very
successful Open Day at the end
of April in their Village Hall
(The Wells Cole Community
Centre) following a thorough
Spring Clean at the end of a
hard winter when problems with
the heating system had been
causing difficulties. Clubs and
Groups that regularly meet in the
Hall were on show to tempt new Members to Orchard being planted, and Nick Creek
join. Indoor Bowles attracted a lot of interest and discussing the problems the village has with
“Boot Camp” and our Saham Toney Brownies Himalayan Balsam invading ditches and some
had tables with information available. Both the gardens following the recent years of flooding
Art Group and the Photographic Group gave a in the village.
display of their work. Tea and home made cakes proved very popular
The village as a whole was keen to show that it and we were grateful to our local WI members
was alive and looking to the future, with Paul for their help as well as an army of excellent
Quant available to talk about the Community local cake makers!

Proceedings will continue in the evening at the
Last Call! Waggon and Horses with live music from Mid
Griston ‘Babes in the Wood’ Life Crisis and Tom Bainbridge. Burgers and
On Sunday 6th May village of Great Hockham held stalls: a tombola stall where all the prizes are hot dogs will be on sale.
it’s 746th annual Horn Fair. The term ‘horn’ is donated by our members, a tea and cake (and other Festival, Saturday 23rd June ADMISSION TO ALL THE EVENTS IS
likely to come from a sheep killed for the occasion eatable items) stall, all home made by the members As I write this, final preparations are underway FREE!!!!
and the horns then paraded as part of the festivities. and a plant stall selling a wide variety of home for the Griston ‘Babes in the Wood’ Festival This year we are supporting the East Anglian
The origin of the fair dates from a charter granted by grown plants and produce. This year the brilliant which will take place on the Recreation Air Ambulance, The Wayland First Response
Henry III in 1272 and is kept alive by the dedicated weather, the hard work of the members and the Ground in Griston from 12pm onwards on Team and the Parish of Griston. We hope to
villagers of Great Hockham. generosity of the visitors conspired to make it a very Saturday the 23rd of June. There will be fun see you all there on the day to enjoy
The fair opened at 12 Noon with a musket volley. successful event, grossing a record amount to and frivolity for all the family (and the dog!) to yourselves and support such worthy causes.
Among the many attractions were stalls selling local subsidise our membership fees. include, Fun Dog Show, Refreshments, If you are interested in helping we need
crafts, Mr. T’s knot tying master class for all ages, a Our outside visit for May was to Fairhaven Strawberries and Prosecco stall, Tombola, volunteers on the day to set up, man and
Maypole exhibition by Hockham School, alpacas Woodland and Water Gardens. Fairhaven was Super obstacle course bouncy castle, Ruddy dismantle stalls, stewards and donations for
looking very superior, a gathering of classic cars created by Major henry Broughton, 2nd Lord Muddy children’s workshop, BBQ, Ice Cream raffle prizes and tombola. The smooth running
from the Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club and Fairhaven. The whole point of putting back the van and lots of stalls and games. All the and success of an event like this relies on the
Molly Dancing by the Hockham Clod Hoppers. usual date of our monthly meetings was specifically emergency services will be in attendance, with involvement of a large number of volunteers,
Ploughboys originally performed Molly Dancing for to see the candelabra primula at their best, a plant a Fire Engine and Police Car to explore! and whether you can offer anything from a
money to tide them over prior the start of the that Fairhaven is noted for. This year, we have the added bonus of a tractor cake (for the tea tent) to some of your time on
ploughing season. The male dancers would black Our next meeting is on Wednesday 13th June to run to STANTA!!! There will be the the day it will be very much appreciated.
their faces to conceal their identity with one dressed Humbleyard Vineyard, Norwich Road, Mulbarton, opportunity for you to hitch a ride (at your Any enquiries can be made via e-mail to
as a woman – the Molly. Molly has been used since NR14 8JT. Leave Hockham village green at 13:00. own risk) on a trailer, by negotiation with the or to Nicky on
around 1754 as a term from an effeminate man. New members are always welcome. For details visit drivers on the day. The tractors will start to 01953 548375. You can also find us on
Great Hockham Gardening Club is honored to be our website at: assemble in Griston at 3pm with a departure Facebook.
part of this historic event at which we operate three time of 4pm.

The PPG would like to hear from any practice patient Please note that The Participation Group does not Festival Aims are ’To celebrate the interest and
Watton Medical who feels that they would like to join the group, deal with patients complaints. There is a separate enthusiasm for the arts of all interested individuals
which meets every 6 weeks, and could contribute to practice procedure that deals with this. and groups in Watton and the surrounding district,
Practice positive engagement with the surgery. and to give the opportunity for local people of all
Patient Participation Group At the moment the surgery staff provide the The Wayland Festival ages to enjoy high quality amateur and
Watton Medical Practice has formed a new Patient administration for the group such as taking minutes professional performances’.
Participation Group which had its first meeting in of meetings and dealing with any correspondence. Statement of intent Give donations to groups who meet the above
January this year. The group would also like to hear from a practice The Watton Festival ran biannually for 29 years criteria.
The purpose of the group is to develop a structure that patient who would like to join the group and take on finally renaming itself the Wayland Festival. As Offer loss guarantees to selected people or groups
gains the views of the practice patients to promote the role of secretary. such in 2017, we had a final shorter Festival in who wish to stage an event but do not have the
engagement with the surgery. It will ensure that there For those interested in becoming a member of the June. After this the General Meeting decided that funds in hand.
are clear lines of accountability and channels of Patient Participation Group please apply to the there wasn’t enough ‘drive’ to further the Festival To this end the committee will vet any business
communication between the group and the surgery, Group’s Chairperson, Mr Tom Thurston, either by in Wayland, so the residue of the committee plans and agree donations on such a basis.
and to grow the membership to fulfil the email or in writing care of decided to help any/all persons to carry on with Details from Alan or Richard. or
demographic cross-section of the practice. Watton Medical Practice this basic premise by the usage of some funds.
The Wayland News June 2018 Page 6
Bradenham & District Rotary Roundup
Horticultural Society
The weather has smiled on us and everything
in the garden is leaping to life. Kate and
Colin Sayer`s talk on “Honeybees in the
Garden” on Thursday April 19th was highly
informative with a demonstration of bee
keeping equipment and free honey tasting!
Gardeners received valuable advice on what
to plant to encourage and feed our fuzzy
friends through the year.
Sandra Howard shared her considerable
skills on Thursday May 17th giving a talk on
the art of flower arranging. For those of us
who have dumped a beautiful bouquet into a
vase and hoped for the best, her tips on
preparing the stems, starting with foliage and
getting the correct proportions
( approximately 1/3 flower height to 2/3 vase
height) came as a revelation.
Bradenham Village Sports Day on Saturday
May 28th was the usual fun packed success
and we thank all who purchased plants from
our stall.
We are looking forward to our June meeting
where there will be an open forum with
questions and answers and a sweet pea and May is an interesting month: rain, heatwaves, and purpose of its donation, and we will report
rose competition(members only). chilly spells, and Rotary activities. Some the result in the next Rotary Roundup.
Our September Autumn Show will have months ago, club members felt that we should Another donation we are considering will also
many categories for non-members: white think about making a donation to the Norfolk & be reported upon. In the May edition of
potatoes, coloured potatoes, longest runner Norwich University Hospitals charity Wayland News we mentioned our donation to
bean, any ripe tomatoes, a trug of mixed especially with the oncology department in the Memory Café; we are now looking at a
vegetables, dessert apples, flowering mind in view of the number of our members further project - the Wayland Sensory Garden
pelargonium, vase of 5 stems, single flower, who have had treatment there. On May 10th, nearing completion by Wayland House. The
single fuchsia heads, jar of chutney, jar of we were pleased to entertain Louise Cook, the main cost, construction etc, has been covered
fruit jelly. For children: Minature garden NNUH fundraising manager, to our regular by a £15,000 grant from the People’s Postcode
30cmx10cm. For artists: craft jewellery, Thursday meeting. Louise gave us an excellent Trust (acquired through the dedicated work of
collage unframed no larger than overview of the charity, which is all to do with the Wayland Partnership). However, that leaves
38cmx38cm. IT`S YOUR SHOW, SO patient comfort above and beyond what it is a lot of relative low cost items - from plants to
HAVE A GO! reasonable to expect to be provided by the NHS pagodas - to be funded from local community
Future dates (all free to members & £1.00 to (ie the public purse), and which is worth about sources. We have been given some ideas and
non-members): £1M a year (0.0016) of the annual running we are meeting on-site to see the development
Thursday June 21st Sweet Pea and Rose costs of the NNUH) and hopefully find something we could fund
Competition + open forum Q&A session; Whilst oncology was our primary aim, it and be associated with.
Thursday July 19th Garden Visit; Thursday seemed that there was nothing specific required One of our members, Pat Murphy, has been
August 16th Dr Ian Bedford on Butterfly in the department or the Colney Centre but running private tours of the Arnhem battlefields
Gardening; Saturday September 1st most donations covered simple needs on the for friends and acquaintances for several years.
AUTUMN SHOW wards from minor matters such as washing kits Last month, accompanied by another member,
Look out for our updates on Facebook at to items to help with palliative care, such as Dr Mike Harvey, Pat laid a wreath at the
Bradenham Community Hub. Marianne special day beds or relaxing and appropriate Arnhem-Oosterbeek cemetery on behalf of the
Kilmartin Chairman 01362 820744, Laurene day-rooms (as recently opened for Kimberley club. Pat would be pleased to hear from anyone
Henderson Publicity Officer 01362 821164 / ward). Armed with the information provided by interested in joining him on future trips.
07942 820590 Louise, the club will be discussing the level Martin Anscombe

dedicearted orl oova agin” Cos artawords we
Little Tha Ovington orl went in tha horl an hed a gret ole dinna an
sumthin ter drink, but thas tha way things are
Cressingham Crower dun in tha Willage. Boy John hev dug a gret ole
hole in the Charchyard and hev buried a tube
Garden By Boy Sid
Thas a diffrunce in tha weatha this larst week
wos full o’ bits orl abowt tha willage an wot
orl tha kiddies hev dun arownd tha Chuch oova
tha parst year. Thas gotta be dug up agin in fifty
Fete & Fun hent it, ‘bowt time anorl I rekkun.
Tha ole seeds hev bin shuffling arownd in tha year, I jist hoop thar leave sum map or suffin
mowld an wun or tew hev put sum shoots trew ter tell orl tha peeple in fifty years time where
Dog Show orlreddy.
The marsta he say ter me arta we got orl tha
thet was put, cos I doubt menny of us will still
be arownd ter tell ‘em.
To be held on Saturday, 30th
June in the garden of larst of tha beet drilled, “Sid” he say “Them ole Tha owld Parish Chairmawtha corled a Parish
Clermont House from 2.0 sewpa markits is cryin owt fer fresh wegtubles, meetin larst week an moost o tha speshul
p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Come so I’m gooin ter git yew tew drill a few rows o’ people in tha willage tunned up, Horry wos
along and enjoy a traditional carrots an a acre or two of taters in tha bottom there o’ corse. She got orl tha people wot wos
fete or just wander round the fild, I’re got tha seed an orl yew hefta dew is set thare tew tell us wot thar hed bin dooin fer tha
gardens. Have fun trying tha ole drill up tew sew tha carrots pretty thin in larst twelve munth. Wen Horry stood up wi a
your hand at such favourites the mowld, taters, yew ken hull them in tha gret ole pile of pearpa tew give his report, she
furrer ahind tha plow.” sune cut him orf an thar pair onnem hed a rite
as bash the rat, bowling for a
pig (not a pig as you know it I say ter him I say “Dew yew no how menny of owld ding dong fer sum time, until she stood up
but a prize), pot luck and them sewpa markits there is, yew’ll niver grow wi har little wooden hamma waving arownd, an
others you have never seen enuff tew keep ‘em orl in veggies” Horry give up an sat down. Sheese a site tew
before. Stalls will include “Niva yew mind Sid” he say. “Thas oonly tha behold wen she git riled up, an I dunt rekkun
pre loved clothes, bric a wun in Watton wos gooin ter git tha benfit of enny wun wood teark her on. Say wun thing fer
brac, books and home our crops, I’re sin tha blook in charge an he say her tha ole meetin din’t drag on fer long, cos
he’ll teark orl we ken grow. Jist as long as thar thar wos suffin she wanted ter see on tha telly.
produce. There will face
up tew his standids. Shoont be a problem thet Well I’de betta git tha
painting and other games.
Tea and cakes will be served bottom fild have tunned up sum marsterful beet owld drill set up fer
in the garden. During the moost years, as long as we put a bit o’ artifishul them carrots, so I’le
afternoon there will be a alonga the drills.” say fare ye well
family fun dog show with “Rite yew are” I say “Yore tha bossd” “Yis” he tergitha and dew
classes for any dog. say “An dunt yew fergit it” yew kip a troshin.
Entrance free. Parking Tha otha wikend tha ole Bishop tunned up an My ole Granny
available next to the garden . hulled sum hooly warta orl oova the Chuch arta yewsed ter say. A
orl tha work wos bin dun, an he say “Thas orl secret is suffin yew
All proceeds to St. Andrew’s
reddy fer yew orl tew git on wi yore regla tell wun person - - -
Church, Little Cressingham
for repairs to the roof. sarvice agin now, thas bin purified and at a time. Boy Sid
The Wayland News June 2018 Page 7
Nestled in the peace and
Country Meadow Studio tranquillity of the Norfolk St Peters Merton Heritage Open Day
countryside at Carbrooke Lane
Shipdham, an exciting new
craft studio has just opened.
Helen Crane along with friend
Jo Peachment has designed the
well equipped studio at her
home in Shipdham to offer a
relaxed and welcoming setting
for a variety of workshops.
Teaching some themselves and
welcoming some guest tutors,
there really is something for
everyone…from sewing,
knitting and crochet to flower
arranging and jewellery
making. Children’s workshops
will be held during the school
As we all rush around leading
such busy lives this is the ideal
way to relax and enjoy time
with existing friends or make
some new ones.
Take a look at At St Peter’s Church, Merton Sunday July Stanford Training Area. Plus a look at the 15th 11.30 – 5pm. There will be an Maharajah Duleep Singh and his links
countrymeadowstudio for opportunity to explore this historic church with Merton.
details of planned workshops. and relax in its beautiful surroundings, Take a closer look at the churchyard – a
looking out across the park towards haven for threatened wildflowers,
Merton Hall. commended by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
Local history displays, with a special focus Refreshments available all day
this year on the “lost” village of ploughman's lunches, cream teas and a
Tottington. A rare chance to view old superb choice of home-made cakes. Free
photographs of Tottington as it was before entry. All donations and monies raised in
it was taken over by the army as part of the aid of the Church Roof Repair Fund.

Saham Toney Pancreatic Cancer
Bridge Club fundraiser makes
The Saham Toney bridge club meets on a £720!
Thursday evening at Broom Hall Hotel, Sue and Wil, original owners of Dutch Flower
starting at 6.45pm. We are a very friendly Parade in Watton, and Sue’s family, would like
club who play duplicate bridge and we to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who
always welcome new members who would came along to their charity Coffee Morning
like to enjoy a relaxed evening of bridge. and Tombola on Saturday 21st April 2018.
The photo (left) shows the Rawnsley trophy This was in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK, a
being presented by our chairman Fred De charity close to their hearts, as Sue’s mum was
Crux to Alan and Pat Fosbrook at the annual diagnosed with this last year.
dinner at Broom Hall. The grand total was £720! This will be added
Winners of the other trophies unable to to the sponsorship raised from the 10km run
attend the dinner were Keith and Ginny that Sue and her daughter Annie are doing in
Bartlett the Derrick Savage trophy and Di King’s Lynn on Sunday 6th May 2018.
Ball and Richard Stratton the John Cleverly A big thank you to Den and Jo who kindly let
cup. us have their cafe ‘Cookies’ for the morning,
Classes are available for bridge beginners without them it wouldn’t have happened.
and improvers. If you are interested, please Also a thank you to everyone who gave us a
contact Elaine Aberdeen on 01953882005 or tombola prize, baked a cake, sent a donation, or gave up their time to join us on the day.
The Wayland News June 2018 Page 8

Watton Inner Wheel
Celebrate Thirty Seven
On April 25th the Senior Moments Band from Hickling
Broad played at our Lunch Time concert in the Queens Hall.
A seventy strong audience enjoyed a foot tapping selection of
songs and music from these veteran performers and the sum
of £216 was added to our charity funds.
Then it was time for the club to celebrate at it's annual
Birthday Supper on May 10th, this time to commemorate 37
years of the club's life in Watton. Guests from Inner Wheel
clubs across the district and District Chairman, Gillian Smith
from Felixstowe attended.
The ritual lighting of candles to represent both Inner Wheel
Internationally and the Watton Club, past, present and future
were lit by club members, Stella Leonard, Helen Glibbery,
Pauline Baldry, and Carol Haythorpe. (far right)
This year the Birthday cake made by President Lesley
Cowling and decorated by Rotarian Paul Chubbock was
ceremonially cut with the help of Watton Rotary President
Martin Parker.
The speaker, or perhaps I should say “crier”, for the evening
was Brenda Willison, a most impressively garbed lady Town
Crier. She started by demonstrating her incredibly loud voice
with three 'Oyeys” which must have been heard in Hingham!
In fact she was judged to have the loudest voice of any
towncrier, man or woman, in 1997 and has won many A Busy Time At
competitions in many different countries around the world
both for her voice and for the 'cries' which she composes The Museum In
She demonstrated the 'voices' of a range of bells which she Watton
uses to suit the different occasions she attends, and took us 1000th Visitor, Children’s Club and
through an historical tour of how town crying has developed RAF Centenary
through the ages, starting in 796BC when Heralds in ancient Since opening in March, The Museum
Greece announced the winners of chariot races in the arenas. 4 Watton group have been very busy.
It was a very interesting talk by a lady who knows how to Last week they welcomed their
enjoy her life and was much appreciated by an attentive thousandth visitor through the door.
audience. These have come from as far afield as
She was thanked by Vice President Val Semlyen and then Colombia, Australia and India as well
everyone enjoyed the delicious buffet supper prepared by club as Watton and the surrounding
members, not forgetting a slice of Birthday cake for all. villages and all over the United
Our next public event is our Strawberry Tea on June 19th Kingdom.
from 2.0 – 4.0p.m. at the home of Brenda and Ken Davis at On Saturday 28th April they held their
30 Thetford Road (the pink house opposite Tescos) This year first children’s Club meeting. The club
the International charity we are supporting is the Turning offers children the chance to get hands
Point Trust. Their work started in Kiberia in Kenya with a on with history. Aimed at primary
bowl of soup and 5 kids and has since grown to support and children this will be a free monthly
empower vulnerable families and children with education and Saturday morning club. The next
the development of small farms. There will be representatives session will focus on Pre History and the Stone Age. Volunteer leaders were amazed and excited by the level of knowledge
of the charity present to talk to and answer any questions. and enthusiasm shown by the children and they look forward to this month’s session. Kate, the children’s club organiser
Entrance and tea with strawberries, cream and cakes is £4 and was keen to stress that accompanied children are always most welcome at Museum for Watton.
there are always things to buy and stalls to enjoy. We look On Wednesday, 6th June the group will be launching an exciting exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the RAF. In view
forward to seeing you there of the importance of RAF Watton to the local history, this will be particularly relevant. This exhibition will replace the
As always, please ring me, Brenda, on 01953 881792 or our fascinating one currently mounted by the members of The Ashill Archive. There will be items from the museum’s own
secretary Pam on 01953 880904 for any further collection, together with items loaned from other museums and private individuals. Anyone with items which they would
information about events or Inner Wheel in general….. be prepared to loan to the museum for a few months is encouraged to contact the museum. They may be contacted at 01953
you even might like to join us!! 797060 or
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Watton Churches Together - June Thought for the be with us every step of the way. Golf Club, Craft Group, meeting in
St. Mary’s Church, Watton I pray we will all know God’s help preparation of our entry in the Norfolk and courage as we move on. Thank Show, members having fun at Ten
Follow us @StMarysWatton Month you for all that we have shared Pin Bowling, and even cinema at St
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, By Rev Eleanor Reddington together. Mary’s Church watching the film
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays Dear friends, This is the last article I Eleanor ‘Loving Vincent’.
between 10.30am and 12 noon - Gerry Foster write for you, as Malcolm and I are Our meeting heard our speaker,
Open for Visitors Wednesday 10.30-3.00pm moving to North Wales at the end of Alistair Murphy the curator of Cromer
Thursday 10-12.30pm.
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion this month, or early in August. At What’s on at St Museum tell of the amazing portrait
our March ministerial Synod I asked photographer, Olive Edis. This
2nd Wednesday Morning Worship
Thursdays 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers permission from my colleagues to Mary’s Church, extraordinary women was the first
Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers sit down – Methodism’s way of female British official war
5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise describing a minister retiring. Our Watton photographer in 1919 making a record
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yrs official farewell service will be at Thursday 7th June 10.00am of the battlefields in France. She was
Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching Great Cressingham Methodist Thursday Chat a social coffee born in 1876 and died in 1955, wife to
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm Church on Sunday July 29th at 4pm. morning at St Mary’s Church, all Edwin Galsworthy, a Director of
Tel: 01953 881252 email: Barclays Bank. Olive’s portraits were
and all are welcome to attend. welcome
Sun 3rd 8.00am Holy Communion varied ranging from fisherman,
10.00am Holy Communion As you can imagine, we are Mondays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June
surrounded by boxes, and are busy 9.30am Story Bags at St Mary’s lifeguard Henry Blogg, politicians of
Sun 10th 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Informal Holy Communion sorting things out. That of course Church for parents and preschool the day to royalty. She used
Sun 17th 8.00am Holy Communion isn’t always easy – can I really children during term time only. Autochromes a colour process which
10.00am Holy Communion throw that out now, or should I keep Mon 4th, 11th 18th, 25th June 4.30- used plates coated with dyed starch
Sun 24th 8.00am Holy Communion it “just in case I need it”? Over the 5.45pm 1st Watton Rainbow grains which were very effective. An
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 years most of us accumulate a lot of Brownies at St Mary’s Church exhibition of her work is on view at
12 noon Holy Baptism clutter, and we need to sort it out Rooms the Cromer Museum.
Watton Methodist Church every so often. for girls aged 5-7 years. The There was also a competition titled ‘A That’s true of our lives as well. Rainbows will be meeting each Storm in a Teacup’ which was a floral
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and Many of us carry lots of unresolved Monday at St Mary’s Church during arrangement and members
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. issues. It may be that we are term time. imagination came to the fore with
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large harbouring resentment over many different interpretations.
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. Should you wish to join us as a guest
something that someone said or did or look on Facebook
Sun 3rd 10.30am Local Arrangement “All we Can” or would like to know more about the
6.30pm Rev B Trinder
many years ago. We may be finding The June Winner of the 100 Club
it hard to forgive someone, or even a Draw was number 15, Eileen Kittell WI please contact our Assistant
Sun 10th 10.30am Mr A Warby
6.30pm Rev A King group of people, for something they Friday 15th June 2.15pm, & Secretary, Verity Pedlar on 07969
Sun 17th 10.30am Rev E Reddington did. Many of us are good at seeing Saturday 16th June 7.15pm Watton 011390 who will be pleased to speak
6.30pm Mrs E Warby sarcasm or insults in what to Community Cinema at St Mary’s to you.
Sun 24th 10.30am Mrs A Fox someone else was a perfectly “The Darkest Hour”. Refreshment
6.30pm Rev E Reddington innocent remark, or was meant in Café opens one hour prior to
Roman Catholic Community fun, but we didn’t take it that way. screening. Tickets available at the No more
Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church Perhaps we are struggling to forgive box office on the day.
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill ourselves for something we have Sat 30th June 7.30pm West End services at
Sun 3rd10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday said or done. Waiters concert at St Mary’s, £5 to
Sun 10th 9.30am Family Holy Communion Unfortunately, all of these things stop include light refreshments. Wine £2 Illington
Sun 17th 9.30am Morning Worship us from growing and developing as a per glass, donations to Motor The couple who have a local care for
Sun 24th 9.30am Holy Communion person. They hold us back and stop us Neuron Research. the church of St Andrew at Illington
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney from moving on. We actually need to have reluctantly decided to cease the
Sun 3rd 11.00am Lay Led Worship take a good long look at them, and annual patronal festival service at the
Sun 10th 11.00am Family Holy Communion ourselves. We avoid doing it because Watton church every November.
Sun 17th 11.00am All Age Worship we know it will be extremely painful, The closed church is in the general
Sun 24th 11.00am Holy Communion and we may need to say sorry to Evening WI care of the Norfolk Churches Trust
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke someone, so we put off doing it. The Sun has finally put in an but each November David and Jeya
Sun 3rd 10.30am Family Holy Communion That’s where, for me, my faith is so appearance after all the rain and now Wells have led a small party in
Sun 10th 10.30am All Age Worship important. I can ask God for gardeners among us are looking at our cleaning the building and then
Sun 17th 10.30am Holy Communion forgiveness, but I can also ask him depleting collected rainwater. Well arranging refreshments after the
12 noon Holy Baptism to help me face difficult situations service.
Sun 24th 10.30am Lay Led Worship
can’t have everything and finally a
and help me to forgive others. I also Bank Holiday that wasn’t rained off But congregations have begun to
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington know that, although we are moving where great times with the family dwindle and are largely made up of
Sun 3rd 9.30am Holy Communion to a completely new area, God will regular worshippers at Wretham, with
were had. This month there have been
Sun 17th 10.30am All Age Worship be there in all our journeying. He little or no interest from Illington
many activities such as the Lunch
has already gone before us, and will Club enjoying a meal at Richmond residents.
All Saints Church, Threxton
Our next service at All Saints Church Threxton
will be on Sunday 3rd June at 10.30a.m.
Everyone welcome.

Fountain of Life Church
The Well Christian Centre, Swaffham Road,
Ashill IP25 7BT Telephone 01760 441 902
Sunday Services
3rd June 10:00; 10th June 10:00 & 18:00
17th June 10:00 & 18:00; 24th June 10:00 & 18:00

at the Queens Hall
Saturday June 2nd, July 7th 7.30 - 10.30pm
Ballroom, Latin & Sequence
Bar - Raffle
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now popular "Quiz & Chips" evenings with There will be a small charge to help pay
Watton U3A some guests from Watton Table Tennis for the Hall.
The speaker at our April meeting was Club (Sports Centre) joining us and making On the same day the Wayland Partnership
Rachel Duffield who told us about The 7 a total of 36 Members, Friends & Guests for will be announcing the Wayland
Ages of Woman which is a play on an evening of jolly fun, thanks to Malcolm Partnership Volunteer of the Year. Most
Shakespeare’s “7 Ages of Man”. This was and Barbara for all their hard work. of the local charities and groups across
a compilation of songs, stories and With our Carpentry shop now up and Wayland rely on their volunteers and this
excerpts from poems. Rachel started with running the members have been very busy is the opportunity to recognise and thank
“Somewhere over the Rainbow” inviting and hard pushed to take on any more them.. All those nominated will receive a
the members to join in with her. The first requests, keep up the good work guys. certificate and the winner and runners up
age was “Infants” with a song from The Computer Group are as always up to will receive a trophy.
Victoria Wood’s repertoire, the second their widgets and digits in work and have Nomination forms can be obtained from
age was “school boy then University” thru their efforts raised almost a £1000 Wayland House or by email from Jan
with a song from Wicked. The third age towards our running costs over the last 2
was “Lover” with sayings and years well done chaps.
impersonations of loved and beloved I'm happy to say that our membership is still West Norfolk
women. Rachel read a poem “Phenomenal steadily rising and we now have some 65
women” then sang a Rogers and gentlemen in total, it would have been more Aviation Society
Hammerstein song from Oklahoma. The but sadly we have lost one or two of our On Tuesday 10th April, West Norfolk
fourth age was “Soldier” where she talked members due to illness and having been Aviation Society secretary, David Allen,
about women’s life as wife and mother unable to attend, we will keep in touch with gave a glowing introduction to our part-time
with quotes from Nora Effraim, Queen them and hope they get better and look president and author, Peter Gunn, who
Victoria and Jane Austin, followed by a forward to visiting them when we can. helped establish the society in the early ‘90s.
song from Grease. The fifth age was “The Our up and coming events: "Quiz & Chips" He made a welcome appearance and talked
Justice” and the sixth age was “Old Age” evening, dates TBA. "Cheese & Wine" to us about his sixth and most recent
with a quote from Lucille Ball – Live evening Dates TBA. 6th June our AGM, publication ‘Aviation Landmarks in Norfolk
honestly, eat slowly and lie about your 7pm All members are requested to attend. and Suffolk’. Peter delivered his
age! Then the poem When I am old I shall 20th June STANTA Coach Tour, Meet at presentation in the soothing and cultured
wear purple. The seventh age was “2nd Queens Hall Car Park. 1st July "Whtiwell Scottish accent with which we have since
Childhood” and growing old Steam Engine Museum" (Reepham) A Visit learned to associate him. The book could be
disgracefully. Rachel was very and Lunch. 4th July Committee Meeting, likened to a travelogue or tourist guide to
entertaining and despite recovering from a 7pm. the sightings of, not only the current and
bad cold she was in fine voice and had us Well thats all for now folks, lots more to extinct airfields in the counties but it also
all singing along with her. come for next month. Not a member? no delves into the wartime stories linked to
The speaker in May will be Chris Pearson problem why not pop in and say hello other landmarks like country houses,
from Mid Norfolk Railway. anyway, new faces always welcome have a churches, grave yards and village pubs.
The No 1 pub lunch group will be going to cuppa Tea or Coffee while you visit no During both wars these places have all
The Windmill at Necton on 14 June. The obligation to join if its not to your liking. helped to contribute historical evidence to a
No 2 pub lunch group will be going to The We are open; Mondays and Wednesdays tragic but sometimes romantic past.
Windmill at Necton on Tuesday 29 May. 10am to 2pm. Saturdays 10am to 12pm We do forgive Peter for the confession he
We will be visiting the Beth Chatto Note Opening times may be subject to some gives for his poor attendance but he does
Gardens then the Sir Alfred Munnings changes after the 6th June. live a little distant and he also struggles to
Museum on 18 June. The cost is £29 per e mail: Tel: keep pace with the deadline for his
person which will be collected at the next 01953 881004 forthcoming epics.
meeting on 24 May. Cheers all. Richard Adams, chairman WMS By contrast, on Thursday May 1st, the
Unfortunately the trip to Newmarket Stud society gave a warm welcome to Essex boy
was cancelled through lack of support. Andy Phipps who is an officer in the
The new programme of future speakers is Wayland USAF Fire Service at Lakenheath; his
available for members. Please ask for one presentation was no less fascinating than
if you were not at last months meeting. Partnership Peter’s but delivered in the rapid staccato
Please contact our Membership Secretary, style that we associate with the American
Jacqui Cummings 01953 881716, if you Engaging military speakers who have graced our
would like to become a member of the platform before. Andy had not ventured
Watton U3A, or would like further details. Communities far into his talk before his audience
For further details on the National U3A, On June 30th the Wayland Partnership realised the extent to which he and his
go to will be holding its second Engaging colleagues were expected to execute their
Communities event. It was originally duties: removing the charred remains of
planned for May 19th which clashed with corpses from burning aircraft and to the
Wayland Mens the cup final but as our event finishes at opposite extreme: delivering a new-born
1pm there would be time to do both. baby, on one occasion, to a lady passenger
Shed Social However, when Prince Harry decided to on a paralysed aircraft. He went on to
get married on the same day, we knew we describe the functions of a multitude of
Group could not compete. Thanks to the Queens tools with which he had to be familiar:
Firstly I have to say on behalf of all of us Hall for finding us another date. from the different types of domestic
here at Wayland Mens Shed Social Group a This is the event when any group or extinguishers to rapid response fire
massive thank you to our out going Watton organisation can promote who they are engines, the diverse variety of aircraft
Town Mayor Mr Stan Hebborn, for his and what they do to the Wayland construction materials, the idiosyncrasies
generous donation of £1130.00 from his Community. Last year we were able to of which require a specialist approach for
fund raising over the past year, many thanks showcase all the Partnership’s projects as fear of worsening an already delicate
Stan you have worked very hard and its well as groups such as the Chamber of operation.
much appreciated. Commerce, the Tourism Association, Andy’s delivery was punctuated with
At last it seems we have the start of summer Churches Together and the Sports humour and he was quick to appreciate
which leaves us with little or no excuse to Association, and the Town Council the rejoinder from his audience. Like all
get started on our gardening project here at promoted the Neighbourhood Plan. While good comedians his strength was in his
The Shed in Church Walk I just hope we It is an opportunity for groups to recruit modesty and he didn’t hesitate to draw
can get it finished in time for our BBQ. new members and promote their events, it attention to the fact that his stature wasn’t
Sadly we have yet again been vandalised is also an opportunity for members of the representative of today’s stereotype
with some "Moron" deciding to put a tree community, and especially new residents, fireman.
branch thru one of our windows costing us to learn about what is happening. Groups More at:
£110 to repair, the good news is we have from Wayland villages are also welcome.
CCTV so we are going thru this to find the Any organisation who would like to book Once again we thank Val and Len for
culprit and put him on display for all to see. should contact Jan ( their hospitality at the Mundford Bowls
Friday evening 4th May we held one of our 01953 881709) for an application form. Club.
The Wayland News June 2018 Page 11

Please mention The Wayland News Breckland The Watton
when talking to advertisers Cats Protection Society
You may remember that we recently ran a Watton Society were all let into the secrets
neutering campaign whereby anyone could of the Cheapside Hoard of London. Anne
have their cat neutered for £5. Although I Bridge (right) gave us a very interesting
sent out Neutering Vouchers for over 140 evening telling us the story of how the hoard
cats, only half of them have been neutered. was found in the early 1900's, what it
This is very disappointing, as we were giving contained and the many possible reasons of
cash in hand to get any cat neutered. why it was there and what happened to it
Neutering has many benefits, as well as afterwards. The intriguing mix of
helping to reduce the number of unwanted government, aristocracy and underhand
cats in the UK. Male cats are more likely to dealings were very graphically presented
get injured or catch diseases from fighting and extremely interesting. Our next meeting
with other unneutered tom cats. They may is a visit to Carbrooke Church with an earlier
become victims of road accidents since they time of 7.00pm on Wednesday 20th June.
travel many miles looking for a female. Male where we will learn of the connection with
cats also spray smelly urine to mark their the Knights Hospitallers. Looking forward
territory and attract females and they are at to seeing you all there. Check our website.
risk of tumours of the testicles. Once for details of
neutered they become 'homebodies' as they future events
roam less and they are more unlikely to
contract diseases such as Feline
Leukaemia Virus.
Virus or Feline Stow Bedon & Diabetes UK
At our May meeting we welcomed a
Unneutered females frequently become
pregnant at four months of age, when they
Breckles member of the Watton Neighbourhood
Plan Steering Group, Liz Whitcher. It
are still growing. They can give birth at 7
months old, when they still don't have all of Village Fete was interesting to learn about the
group and what they are aiming to
their adult teeth. Females can have 3 litters A traditional summer fete for all the achieve for the Parish of Watton. The
of kittens a year which adds to the family to enjoy on Saturday 16th June, main talking point was the flooding
overpopulation problem. They will call and 2pm - 5pm! problem in some parts of the town,
wail every 3 weeks during the breeding You are warmly invited to Stow drainage and sewer issues. Liz
season until they become pregnant. Like Bedon & Breckles village fete on brought along some charts where we
male unneutered cats, females are more Saturday 16th June between 2pm and were able to see the most popular
likely to contract diseases spread through 5pm in the lovely grounds of Stow issues that have been raised and we
sexual contact and are also at risk of cancers Bedon Hall, Lower Stow Bedon, were able to put our own opinions to
of the ovaries, uterus and mammary glands. situated off the B1111, 5 miles south the statements. Liz was thanked for
Cats Protection recommend neutering at 4 of Watton (it will be well signposted her time and for helping to explain
months of age for males and females. All of on the day). about what her group does.
our adult cats are neutered before they are Attractions include traditional games, Our next meeting will be on Monday
homed and the adopters of kittens receive a jazz band, afternoon tea and June 11th, 10.15am, at the Pentecostal
neutering voucher to take to the vet when homemade cakes, ice cream, fantastic Church, Watton - who we thank for
their kitten is 4 months old. stalls offering crafts and produce, the generous use of their facilities.
A few facts to dispel the neutering myths. plants, books, cakes, tombola, toys, Our speaker will be Annetta Dawson,
Cats will readily breed with their brothers, bric-a-brac, and a vintage car display. Podiatrist.
sisters and parents, and it is not beneficial for We also have entertainment from For more information about our group,
a cat to have a season or 'just one litter' clowns Razz and Pearl and Caston or any of our meetings, please phone
before being spayed. One unneutered female Primary School. Helen - 01953 884713 - leave a
cat can be responsible for 20,000 Admission Free! Organized in aid of message and I will get back to you as
descendants in just five years. Unneutered Stow Bedon and Breckles Churches soon as possible. Or you can email me
cats are very good at finding each other and and local charities. We look forward to
unplanned and unwanted pregnancies are all seeing you there!
too common. Neutered cats do not 'miss'
their organs or opportunities to reproduce or Dereham Indoor
rear a litter – they are not people!
If you need help with the cost of neutering,
Wretham Bowls Club
please contact us on the number below. We
will send you a voucher for £25 for a male Summer Party We are situated within Dereham Leisure
Centre. Roll ups at the club are very
cat and £40 for a female cat which you can Wretham Lodge, the former rectory to popular with sessions on Tuesday and
take to any vet towards the cost of neutering. St Ethelbert, will again be the venue Thursday mornings 9.30 nd Wednesdays
With the weather warming up, parasites such for the church Summer Party. at 2pm. The green is rolling very fast If
as fleas and ticks become more of an issue. It will be held on Saturday June 30th, anyone would like to learn to bowl, Juniors
Fleas and ticks become resistant to all with ticket price remaining at £12. on Saturdays at 9am to 11 am And seniors
parasite products eventually, so make sure Numbers are limited and those seeking Sunday's 12 Noon to 2pm. Sessions are
you have the latest treatment available from tickets should apply to Eileen Kitson run by qualified bowls coaches holding
your vet. For advice or information, our on 01953 498 609 or to CRB Child protection and First aid
number is 01842 810018. Rita Thompson. certificates. First lessons free
The Wayland News June 2018 Page 12

Park Golf
Club Ladies
After all the recent wet weather the
Ladies of Richmond Park Golf Club
were delighted to have a wonderfully
warm, sunny day for their Charity
Golf Day on Wednesday 9th May.
The event, in aid of The Wayland
Memory Cafe, was organised by
Rosie Sutterby and the prizes were
very generously sponsored by
Holmwood House Care Home,
The competition was played in a
“Waltz with a twist” format with
teams of 3 ladies, recording the best
score on the par 5’s, two best scores L-R Annie Long, Rosie Sutterby, Ann Achilles, Margaret Broadbent
on the par 4’s and all 3 scores on the
par 3’s. The course posed some for nearest the pin on the 6th was won by mornings of each month at The Christian
challenges particularly the punishing Margaret Broadbent and nearest the pin Community Centre in Watton High Street
rough, but the event was enjoyed by all on the 17th was won by Jeanette Fowler. from 10 – 12 with tea and biscuits,
participants. The winners, with a score of The prizes were presented by event Carers’ Meetings, Extend exercise,
63 points, were Annie Long, Ann organiser Rosie Sutterby. The sum of Outings and Games. Contact the Wayland
Achilles and Margaret Broadbent. In £125 was raised for this very worthwhile Partnership, Wayland House, Watton
second place were Carol Marshall, Eileen organisation. The Wayland Memory Cafe 01953 883915.
Chard and Hilda Whitmarsh. The prize meets on the first and third Tuesday

Magic and Welcome visitors to St
Mystery in song Ethelbert’s in Wretham
For young singers – and parents looking for locally
based summer holiday activities – Thetford Voices
announce their Singing Workshops dates for 2018:
Thursday 9th & Friday 10th August. The two days provide
opportunities for toddlers through to sixth formers to come
together to learn and perform a host of great songs.
The main two day course for 6 -16 year olds runs from
9.30 - 3.45 on Thursday and 1.30 - 8.00, with a concert
for friends and family at 7.15, on Friday. On the
Thursday we also have our Toddlersʼ Hour for 3-5 year
olds and for older students, 15 and over, a mixed voice
Harmony Session from 4.15 - 5.45.
Our theme this year is Magic and Mystery so plenty of
sparks should fly. Songs are targeted to groups within
the age-range and young and older, beginners as well as
experienced singers will find plenty to enjoy - big
choruses, dramatic story songs, ghostly chants and
murmurs, action and singing in parts. All building up to
a spell- binding concert performance.
The workshops take place in Thetford Grammar School.
Sponsored by the Chivers Trust, Cynthia Della Hoyʼs (From Left) Stephen Green, Dudley Green and Brian Nelson
Croxton Charity, Thetford Town Council and Norfolk
CC Arts Project Fund, fees remain: £10 for the Main Sutton’s Charterhouse in London Stephen Green, his brother
Course (£5 for a single day) and £3 for Toddlersʼ Hour has long been one of the patrons Dudley and Brian Nelson were
and the Harmony Session. Supervision is provided by of the parish church at Wretham shown round St Ethelbert by
an experienced DBS validated team over two friendly so there was a special welcome secretary John Kitson and then
days of good music making. for two of its Brothers who, with enjoyed a tour of the gardens of
To sign up and for further information, pick up a Booking a friend, were spending several Wretham Lodge, the former
Form at school, from Thetford Library or Thetfordʼs Great days in the East of England Rectory, as the guest of church
Information Centre, telephone John Weeks on 01842 visiting churches with a warden Ian Salter.
820060 or email Charterhouse connection.

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