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Watton Twinning’s Visitors

On May 19th until 23rd our Weeze twin On the Monday we had a coach trip to visit to Weeze next year as well as
families visited Watton, as usual it was Yarmouth to visit The Time and Tide planning events here for the rest of this
crammed full of things to do and places to Museum the old Smoke House. For 3 year.
go, after 31 years of Twinning it is hours our members and our visitors armed We have a young Weeze family with 2
sometimes difficult to think of places that with German and English speaking hand children a boy and girl who would like to
they haven’t already visited but we sets, set off on a journey back in time, I twin with a young family in Watton or one
managed it. don’t think our Weeze friends had ever of the surrounding villages. If you or
On the Sunday we had the official seen anything quite like this before and anyone you know would be interested in
welcome by our new Watton Mayor Tina thought it was wonderful. At 1pm we got hosting this family please let me know by
and some Watton Councillors in the back on the coach and went to the ‘phone or e.mail for more information.
Council Chamber at Wayland Hall, this Britannia Pier for Fish and Chips, lovely. If you are interested in joining us and
was followed by a visit to The Watton We then had free time until 4.30pm to do making a link with a German family in
Museum also in the Wayland Hall. After our own thing before returning to Watton. Weeze or just becoming a member to meet
the Museum it was back to the chamber for Our German guests just absolutely love our other members socially please contact
a wonderful buffet provided by our going to the coast as Weeze is well inland me by telephone or e.mail below for a chat
Twinning members. After a few speeches and has no coast anywhere nearby. and more information.
we then progressed into a games evening, Tuesday was a free day for our members to Twinning membership is just £10 per year
which mainly consisted of a Beetle Drive have time to entertain their guests before for a family and £7 for a single adult. We
and other games. Beryl Bunning, helped of coming to the Open House celebration in hold 5 or 6 events a year some to just
course by husband John was Games the evening, always a good time to catch socialize together and others such as a
Master and she did a terrific job especially up with everyone as not all members had Cream Tea, Carnival and Oktoberfest to
on the Beetle Drive, which got a bit chaotic guests staying with them. I know our raise funds for when our Weeze friends
and hilarious at times. Well Done Beryl visitors had a really good time because come to Watton, always a most enjoyable
and everyone else that helped to make the they kept telling me. So for me and my time whether you have guests staying with
event so enjoyable. Our very grateful committee and our members, this was a you or just joining in.
thanks to Watton Town Council for the really successful visit with a good time had Tel:- 01953 883317 or email
very warm welcome they gave to our by all.
Weeze visitors and to our members. Wednesday they returned home to Weeze. or visit
Everyone had a really enjoyable day. We will now be looking forward to our Margaret Devine (Chair)

every time, and a diverse mixture of forward to seeing you there. Keith and
Bookworm Sales JumbleJars with new things in. Caroline 880153.
Refreshments will be available until 3.30
Now at Thompson pm including hot and cold drinks, ice
Community Hall creams, sweet and savoury snacks, and Queens Hall
light lunches. We aim to cater for all
Just a reminder that the Grand Second dietary needs including vegetarian, gluten, Coffee Morning
Hand Book Sale has moved to the lovely and dairy free. We will have whole cakes St Botolph's Church Annual Coffee
new Thompson Community Hall IP24 and savouries to take away also. Outside Morning at Queen's Hall Watton on
1PY. The next one is on Saturday 14th on the green there’ll be fun games set up Saturday 7th July 9: 30 till 1:30pm.
July, from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm. As for you to take part in and a treasure hunt, Come and join the ladies from Stow
usual there will be a HUGE new selection and of course there’s a play area too. Bedon Church for their annual coffee
of titles for you to browse including fiction, Proceeds from this sale will be split morning, Tea coffee and cake £1:50
non-fiction, poetry and children’s books. between Thompson and Griston churches Taste homemade scones cake and maybe
For this Children’s Special we’ll also have and Thompson Community Hall. stay for a light lunch.
new and pre-loved toys, all sorts of games Donations are always welcome especially Also on sale homemade marmalades
including family and computer games, toys and games, and of course cakes and jams lemon curd and chutneys, puzzles,
jigsaws of various sizes, craft kits, and a bakes on the day. If you have anything to books, and gifts. Proceeds to the St
selection of children’s DVDs. Everything donate please contact us and we can Botolph's Church restoration Fund, our
to keep you amused during the holidays. arrange to collect, or a convenient time to first phase has now been completed. We
There will also be a lucky dip with a prize drop off at ours. Many thanks and we look look forward to seeing you there.
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youth café. It also means that we as a disgusting
Mayor’s Musings community can have a say regarding future and so very
I would like to take this opportunity to planning for the town, this I know is sad that
thank the many well wishers that I've had something we are all passionate about. So, there are
the good fortune to meet. wherever you see a meeting for the people in
It has certainly been a whirlwind since my Neighbourhood Plan then may I please ask Watton that
appointment as Mayor, and I have to say the public to get involved as much as they would do
that I am loving it. There is so much to do can. I am doing a Watton Wishes area on this
and so many people to meet. my market stall where you can write what especially
Dates for your diaries. Councillor Keith you would like to see in your town, this as the
Gilbert and his lovely partner Rita have alone can be enough of evidence for the writing was
tirelessly organised what I hope will be an need for change. obviously
annual event, an open garden and yard sale Talking about the market, I have to say it is from an
event for the weekend of the 30th June and fantastic to see so many of you all coming older child
the 1st July. Any money raised from map to say hello. I will be doing this every other and the
sales of the gardens will go to the Mayor's Wednesday; the next dates will be 27th play
Charities. June, 11th Aug and so on. equipment
Also, a big event I've organised is the We at the Council are working hard to help is for the
Mayors Charity Ball on the 15th September in any way we can on many issues that younger
2018, at the Sports Centre. The tickets are arise and recently a big one regarding the ones.
£17.50 each and will include a hog roast very quick closure of the Post Office. It was Cleaning
supplied by Babaco with each ticket as much of a shock to the Council as it was this
doubling up as a raffle ticket for a bottle of to everyone. We have invited George equipment
Bollinger. There will be music by Jonno, a Freeman to visit us and to answer any costs
charity auction and a raffle too. Tickets questions we may have for him. In the money
available from Adcocks, the Town Hall, Jo meantime, letters have gone from pillar to and it means there will be less to spend on
Jacklin, The Sports Centre and myself on post. We have been told that this situation is improving play spaces.
my fortnightly market stall. Don't Miss a a temporary measure whilst the Post Office Lastly can I take this opportunity to thank
NIGHT TO REMEMBER. looks for suitable premises. This is as much the many litter pick groups there are in
As many of you know Watton Town as we know. We will update the public as Watton and the surrounding areas for doing
Council is undergoing a Neighbourhood more information comes through. a very good job on tiding up our town.
Plan. I found it difficult to understand One thing that saddened me greatly was With government money being tightened it
myself in the beginning of our journey with when I walked into the council office to see falls on local volunteers to bring up the
it, but I have to say that I can see the need our Handyman getting prepared to go out shortfall. Im proud to say I live in Watton
for it now. Basically, it means that we as a and clean graffiti off the Lovell Garden as we have an army of good people here all
Council must show the need for anything Play Area equipment. We had pictures sent willing to make our town a tidier and
for us to be able to apply for funding for in to Council. I have worked on London's lovelier place to live.
something, and this could be anything as streets for 30 years and have not seen Keep Up the Good Work.
small as a park bench to a skate park or language written like this before. It was Tina Kiddell Mayor Of Watton

been caused to the regular users, as well as the traditional sight of a cricket match in
A Quick Look worry as to future arrangements. progress on the village green. The
Of course many of our readers, living in display of the players all in white, which
Round surrounding villages, have already suffered used to be a common sight throughout
By Orbiter similar losses to their postal services, but the country, impressed me so much
Here we go into the second half of the such a withdrawal from a major town because of the truly beautiful setting on
year, the beginning of the countdown to seems to be much more serious. such a lovely green, but also because
Christmas – no, don’t panic, there’s lots Perhaps by the time you read this some interest in our national game seems
of time, but it won’t be long before those alternative service will be in place. largely to be dying out. Even at the
requests for bookings start coming in. These days the use of Post Offices has highest level this is evident, for rarely is
Meanwhile some topics still take centre completely changed from the time when the question “What’s the score ?” asked
stage in the letters column a major part of their business was selling when friends meet when a Test match is
of my national newspaper, one of them stamps and postal orders, but now the in progress.
regarding the alleged inability of many exorbitant price of even a second class In my own village we have an excellent
youngsters to understand the difference stamp is a sufficient deterrent to anyone green, but only once in my nearly thirty
between clockwise and anti-clockwise unless their letter is of some urgency. In years here have I seen a couple of young
now that they have been brought up with fact it is now mainly only at Christmas boys enjoying a makeshift game with bat
digital time-pieces. Older folks deride that most of us buy stamps at all, and and ball, but perhaps this does not apply
them for this, but are then themselves with the development of modern everywhere. Perhaps if our national cricket
flummoxed when told that their bus is telephone and e-mail services hardly team starts to do well interest will revive,
not due till 19.22. They would anyone writes letters any more. In fact, but future success will surely depend on
understand 7.22, but unless this was in my own experience, the only hand- the youngsters of today – a vicious circle.
qualified by a ‘p.m’, might turn up written personal letters I have received in Good afternoon.
twelve hours too early. the last few years have arrived tucked in
Incidentally I wonder why almost all with Christmas cards, from distant
closed circuit race tracks only operate family members. Charity Money
anti-clockwise. Early in June there was another Do you belong to an organisation or are
Another discussion concerns our mid- interruption to our communication a group of individuals that are wishing to
day meal. Is this dinner or lunch ? For systems, when the Norfolk area television raise money for your cause?
many the latter has applied, yet for ages authorities effected a change in Wayland Show would be appreciative of
a popular program on Radio Norfolk at transmission arrangements for all Freeview your help in setting up, stewarding and
the end of the morning was The Dinner channels, which took a great number of breaking down the show. Work is
Time Show, while meals provided for viewers by surprise, resulting in hundreds carried out on Saturday 28th July 10am
children at their places of education are of frantic calls to TV dealers and other to 2pm, Saturday 4th August 10 to 2pm,
called School Dinners, served by Dinner experts for advice and assurance that their show day Sunday 5th August 8am to
Ladies, a title that would horrify posh sets had not broken down. 5pm and Monday 6th August 10am to
Ladies who Lunch. In fairness it must be said that warnings 2pm.
The answer at one time seemed to of the impending need for sets to be re- In the past few years we have had
concern cutlery, dinner being the meal tuned were shown in the preceding days, assistance from Watton ATC, Swaffham
eaten with a knife and fork, but but with much less viewing taking place ATC, Swaffham & Wymondham &
nowadays so many pubs, cafes, bars and in the summer evenings, and some folks Attleborough Lions Clubs, Burwell
restaurants serve hot meals under the being away on holiday, many knew Scouts and others. We are looking for
title ‘lunch’ that it is hard to know what nothing till they turned on their sets only commitment for some (or all!) of the
is what. Suffice it to know that if I ask a to find just a blank screen. Some, the days above.
lady out to dinner she would not expect owners of computers, asked Google how Typically we have given donations to
egg 'n chips at Joe’s Diner in the middle to re-tune and they were soon back to these groups/ clubs of around £100 per
of the day ! (Though people close to me normal, but those without had to rely on session based on 6 volunteers.
may say otherwise !). technical-savvy friends to sort them out. For the 2017 show we made £4500.00
The talking point of the month in Watton Presumably there was a good reason for of donations in this way.
has been the closure, said to be a all the upheaval, but it all came as rather Please contact Ian Whettingsteel,
temporary measure, of the Post Office. a shock to many., 07976 884813
This has come so suddenly that quite a My look round last week took me for further information.
considerable amount of inconvenience has through Bradenham, and I was treated to
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changed over time.) appearances, would raise early laughs by women, we hent oonly jist got oova tha
You Have To Laugh While this show enjoyed the most just looking at his audience for almost a
Wayland Mens Shed larst wun, so doon’t yew git ahid of yore
By Ken Knowles Well I've said it before, doesn't time fly?
attention, the early war years brought a minute before beginning with something self”
However grey or grim the outlook, we can On Wednesday 6th June Wayland Mens
military flavour to our radio listening, along the lines of “The…day…war… Hare yew orl dewin tergitha, enjoyin tha
usually find the funny side, and a laugh Shed held our 2nd AGM, the evening
with such offerings as Garrison Theatre, broke …out”, or “I’ve joined the Home bit o sunshine wos bin abowt tha larst few
can make all the difference. Ever since we went well with some 28 members
which purported to be staged on army Guard”. days, tew be honest we coon’t harf dew
were born laughter has been a part of our attending, it would seem that we are
premises, with Elsie and Doris Waters From time to time comedians such as with a nice drop of rearn. Tha owld crops
make-up, with some proud parent or managing to do some things right as
assisting in providing their brand of Tony Hancock or Norman Wisdom would is gittin parched an tha farma hev bin
relation bending over the cot, trying to everyone is happy with the way things are
homely, Cockney humour, with Jack appear on the cinema screen, but the worrit sick abowt his soopa market crops
‘make the baby laugh’. going and we have received no complaints
Warner reading out his weekly letter from results were usually disappointing. which hent lookin tew sharp. He say “Sid”
As we grew older we were amused by in the way the committee is running our
“My brother in the Lifeguards”, and But comedy on films was soon to be the he say “We orta git inta tha irrigearshun
fairy stories until we were old enough to group. I take this opportunity to welcome
trotting out his catch-phrases “Little Gel” new fashion, and the first two Carry On an git sum water on thet fild” So I say tew
enjoy the cartoon films brought to us by two new committee members, Mr Gordon
and “mind my bike !” stories “Sergeant” and “Nurse” were huge him I say “Ware yew gooin ter git the
Walt Disney, the slapstick episodes giving Williams was elected as my Deputy Chair
Another favourite of the time was successes. Sadly the many follow-ups just water from then marsta?” “Ah” he say “I
a vent to a side of our humour that would enabling me to have a break now and then,
Happidrome, a typical music hall variety seemed to get progressively worse, as can hent thort of thet, Yew’ll hevt tew cum up
last through our lives. Even in old age we and Mr Malcolm Taylor who has taken on
show, built around three north-country style be verified by watching their endless wi suffin Sid, like yew allus dew” Tew be
still cannot fail to guffaw when we see an the job of getting our garden area into
characters whose signature tune was repeats today on television. honest I ent even gooin tew think abowt it,
unexpected incident, such as is sometimes usable condition, and I am pleased to say
‘Ramsbottom and Enoch and me’ and yet Of course the advent of that new medium he shoont hev got hisself inta tha deel wi’
shown on television, possibly a home- that his hard work together with help from
another catch-phrase entered our everyday gave us a completely new experience and thet soopa market blook in tha fust
movie of a toddler happily trotting along a Shaun and Brian is now beginning to
conversations with folks attempting to soon we were enjoying the antics of plearce.
beach and then suddenly disappearing into come together and the garden is taking
imitate Enoch’s shrill call of “Let me tell Lucille Ball in “I love Lucy” and Phil Hev yew started on yore new teartas yit?
a hole in the sand. shape.
you”. Silvers as Sergeant Ernie Bilko, and then Horry wos gooin ter dig his fust root larst
Slapstick formed the basic attraction of Our Workshop is busy making some
Things settled down for a while, with throughout the last fifty years the number week, but heeze bin crearzed by owld
early films, our grandparents falling about “Raised Bed Frames” for the Sensory
programs featuring Tommy Trinder (You of really funny shows has been Missus W who say she want tew be the
in their seats watching the antics of Garden at Wayland House and these
lucky people !) and the odd odes supplied by phenomenal. Hardly a month went by fust tew try owt his early teartas. So heeze
Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Fred should be ready for the end of the month.
Cyril (Dreamin’ of Thee) Fletcher, and not without the arrival of a new favourite hangin on till she goo owta tha willage fer
Karno or the Keystone Cops, while later Another result of our AGM was the
much changed comedy-wise until the comedy personality, and to list them all her munthly shop in Dereham, an then
audiences chuckled at the Marx Brothers, adoption of changes to our opening times
Americans entered the war, after which would need many foolscap sheets. heel git harf the crop up afore she know it.
the The Three Stooges, or, on the London and an extra opening day has been added ,
Sunday lunch-times began to feature shows Of course these TV shows depend on the Sum hoops, she niva miss a trick.
stage, the Crazy Gang. so our opening times are now as follows:
starring leading comedians from across the brilliant imaginations of the script writers, I hed a look at my early teartas larst nite
Meanwhile our desire for amusement took Monday and Wednesdays; 9.30am to 1pm.
Atlantic, such as Bob Hope, Jack Benny, without whom most of the programmes an I rekkun we shell hev sum new wuns
us to the music halls, where enter-tainers Fridays; 10am to 1pm and Saturdays;
Fred Allen, George Burns , Groucho Marx, would not have become an intricate part of fer Sundi dinner tha weekend.
of a different kind, such as Sir George 10am to 12.30pm. ON Fridays and
and many others. our lives. Thas bin whooly quiet in tha willage
Robey, Marie Lloyd and Dan Leno led a Saturdays the Computer room will be
With the return of peace, came what must But it is not only visual comedy that can leartly, thar hent bin a cowncil meetin
succession of comedians, whose names open and can be used by members with a
have been the golden era of British tickle our laughter buds. For over the since larst May so thars not bin enny hell
became famous through the years leading supervisor in attendance.
humorous broad-casting, with the demob of many years since the art of recording up tew report, mind yew the owld
up to the Second World War, such as As always our Social Secretary Malcolm
many servicemen who would soon become sound has been developed there have been Chairmawtha hev bin hossin abowt the
Tommy Trinder, Ted Ray, Sir Ken Dodd, Trayhorn has been very busy organising
household names. Some of these had their many outstanding humorous discs that can plearce lookin fer suffin tew moan abowt,
and Max Miller, whose self-professed our events and outings for the rest of the
own shows, based on their service lives, still amuse us even sixty, seventy, or even moost folk goo indoors wen thar see har
reliance on risqué jokes made him a year in between his rehersals for the
such as Charlie Chester with ‘Stand Easy’ eighty years later, such gems as Stanley cummin up tha street, an drore thar
national favourite. (Actually his act Wayland Players. Activities are as
representing the Army, Holloway’s story of the Lion and Albert, curtins.
mostly relied on his frequent suggestions follows: *20th June STANTA Battle
Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch or Jeanne de Cassalis as Mrs. Feather, a Me an Horry gotta bit of a shock on Satdi
that a coming remark would be a bit near Area, Coach Trip. *26th June, 10 Pin
with their fictional R.A.F. station at Much Society Lady, trying to order on the wen we drew along tew the pub, tha
the knuckle, but would turn out to be Bowling, Dereham. *1st July, Whitwell
Binding in-the-Marsh, and the Navy Lark telephone ‘a dozen double damask dinner landlord he say “Sorry lads” he say
nothing of the sort, although from time to & Reepham Preservation Society (Steam
featuring, among others, Leslie Phillips napkins’. “We’re gotta put tha price of a pint up
time his jokes would be nearer the elbow !). Train), Visit and Lunch. *6th July, “Quiz
and Jon Pertwee, and a new recruit for The superbly witty songs by W.S.Gilbert, thruppence” “Goo tew hell” sez Horry,
But in about 1938 our laughter found a new and Chips” (our Hall 6.30 for 7pm
radio, Ronnie Barker. Sir Noel Coward or Jake Thackeray, the “Wos bort thet on ole partna” “Well” he
source, when radio came into our lives in a Sharp). *7th August, Visit to Gressenhall
The return to civvie street brought new send-ups of famous characters by Stan say “Thas tha govmint ter blearm, thar hev
big way, with the introduction of a new style Farm and Workhouse Museum. *18th
laughter- makers, such as Spike Milligan Freberg or the droll recitals by Bob put a tax on barley fer maltin, an tha
of programme – Band Wagon, which September, Coach to Bletchley Park,
and Jimmy Edwards, and we were soon Newhart can all make us laugh despite the brewry hev parssed it on tew yew tew
starred, among others, Arthur Askey and (Code Breakers WW2) * Other activities
enjoying the Goon Show and Take it from fact that we may have heard them many booza’s” “Why doont yew meark yor
Richard Murdoch, in what may be described TBA watch this space.
Here, followed by Educating Archie, times, unlike jokes, which have a shelf life own beer?” I arsked, “Yew hev got thet
as one of the origins of situation comedy, Remember Visitors are always welcome at
featuring Max Bygraves and the debut of of just one telling. owld barn owt tha back, jist tha job fer
with their comical fictional adventures as our Hall in Church Walk, Watton, the
Tony Hancock with his new catch-phrase But we don’t only have to rely on records, brewin beer if yew arsk me” “I shell hefta
occupants of a flat at the top of Broadcasting Kettle is always on why not pop in and
“Flipping Kid”. films, TV or radio for our laughter, own considda thet thort” he say “Thars a lot o
House. say Hello.
Very soon almost every comedian of note lives are full of comical moments, even if them little ole crarfti beer peepal abowt,
With the advent of the war came a new type Thats all for now
had his own show – Ken Dodd, Al Read, we don’t always appreciate them at the dew yew think thars enny munny innit?”
of entertainment, with ITMA, a show that Cheers, Richard Adams, Chairman WMS
Ted Ray, Bob Monkhouse, Bernard time – yes, even the saddest events usually “Yis” say Horry “Thet carnt be wuss than
featured a succession of artists Tel 01953 881004. E mail:
Braden, Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon, and have their funny sides. this stuff yew sell now, an if thet ware
supplyingTommy Handley with the waylandmensshed@gmail .com
Roy Castle, while even the Peters Jones Even a family funeral, when folks are enny gud I’de knock back a few more”
opportunity for quick-fire one-liners for the
and Ustinov, had unlikely weekly gathered round in their solemn mood of So we jis hoop he git gooin with thet
full thirty minutes of the programme. This
show became essential listening for most of
adventures that always terminated with sadness, someone may say “Do you The Ovington Crower idear.
them fleeing the law with the words “Run remember when old Fred . . . ?” and the Well thas harf way threw tha year all Well I’de betta goo an shut tha owld hins
us as the funniest thing since sliced bread,
for it, Dudley”. Equally un-expected were reminiscences start to come from all sides, reddy, an my Missus got me orl of a latha up fer tha nite, an see iffen thars enny
( although when, several years later, I
the monologues of rural life brought to us and soon laughter has replaced the gloom. wen she say “ Cor blarst Sid thet’ll be eggs fer me brekfust in the morning. So
listened to a recording, I found little to laugh
by Sir Bernard Miles or the slow tales by Yes, laughter can be the best part of our cumming up tew Chrismus afore we know fare ye well tergitha, an doon’t fergit, Dew
at – our tastes for humour had seemingly
Robb Wilton, who, on his stage lives, and what’s more, IT’S FREE ! it” I say tew har I sed “Howld yore row yew kip a troshin. Boy Sid
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Valerie Semlyen. Valerie presented Lesley
Inner Wheel with a beautiful botanic painting of a
Stonebridge Green
daffodil, her favourite flower , and Valerie first public viewing
Celebrates retiring from her Treasurer's job was The first three of the 27 new homes being
In June each year the Inner Wheel Club presented with a book token. built at Stonebridge Green in Wretham are
of Watton has a meeting to celebrate the Stella was thanked for hosting the meeting on their way to being sold - and developer
friendship, fun and fund raising efforts and given a pot plant as a thank you. Les Beres is delighted with the response at
we have enjoyed with out going President Valerie thanked Lesley for a very the site’s first open weekend.
President Lesley Cowling, and to successful year and went on to outline her
welcome in our next President Valerie plans for the new year and urged all
Semlyen. (Val on the left below) members to contribute and enjoy their
membership of Inner Wheel.
For information about Inner Wheel or
questions about joining please contact me,
Brenda Davis on 01953 881792, or
Secretary Pam Challand on 01953 880904

Rotary Umbrella
Festival The first ten homes are up and several are
As announced in June, Watton Rotary completed, including six detached and four
Club are holding a Rotary Umbrella semis. When the site is complete in 18
Festival through July-August, when plain months time, it will have two, three, four
white umbrellas are available to and five bed houses on what was the old
purchase for £10.00 each by local Clubs, Guards Camp attendant to the Stanford
At this meeting we put on our summer Schools, Companies and Individuals, Battle Area, as it was then called.
dresses to enjoy an excellent supper with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer The first occupants are set to move in at the
provided by our President held this year UK and other Rotary Charities. end of July.
at the home of member Stella Leonard. All particpants are invited to purchase an “We have had a lot of interest” said Mr
This year the meeting started by umbrella and then decorate it how they Beres, of Rotherham based Beres
welcoming Tal Williams, Community wish, they are now available from either Developments Ltd, and after the weekend
Fundraiser for The Nook, the new of the following: said that apart from those likely to sell, there
children’s hospice being built at Ivan Chubbock Garage Services, was plenty of interest from people who were
Framingham Earl to replace the current Shipdham IP25 7RR Monday-Friday going to return with other members of their
one at Quidenham. A cheque was 08.30 am to 5.30 pm. family to have a second look.
presented to her for the amount raised in Bowles & Walker, Breckland Business The high spec homes, fully fitted, carpeted,
support of this, Lesley's charity for the Park, Watton IP25 6UP Monday- fenced and grassed with under floor heating
year. The grand sum of £1,510,35 had Thursday 08.30 am to 5.30 pm. from an air source heat pump system cost
been raised in a variety of ways and Please also see our website from £200,000 and for Les and his wife
events including collections by Rocky or email Leanne (always known as Poppet) it is not
our mascot teddy bear who was also just a business but a labour of love.
handed on to Tal to continue his work in Also see our Facebook page for details By this September it will be 15 years since a
other places. Tal was delighted with the how you can buy an umbrella direct. first planning application went in and the
amount given and told us that it is hoped All participants are invited to enter their history of the development has involved
The Nook will open towards the end of umbrellas into a display at Watton changes, fresh plans and financial problems.
next year and that the amount still Christian Community Centre on Saturday The couple are living locally to keep a
needed to complete the work is two 15 September, where they will be judged close eye on all that goes on and are happy
million pounds. by the general public, and prizes will be with what they have achieved so far.
presented at a Cheese & Wine Evening For Wretham, Stonebridge Green
on the same day and same venue, times represents more than double the number of
to be announced. homes in this central part of the village at a
Look out for further information during stroke, with the hope that it could attract
the following weeks. younger people to add extra vibrancy to the

Longest Day – Watton U3A
Longer Opening Times In May we were visited by Chris Pearson
for Watton Library from the Mid Norfolk Railway. He gave us
OPEN LIBRARY: Come to Watton a fascinating insight into the workings and
Library and discover our new extended history of the Mid Norfolk Railway from
opening hours. Open Library gives you 1995 to present day. We were told about the
After supper we moved on to the business access to your local library even while restoration of the railway, the railway tracks
of the day followed by our AGM. The the building is unstaffed, making your and rolling stock, all about track laying and
main business at this meeting is the library available at times that are more the different sorts of sleepers shown with
distribution of the funds collected during convenient for you. lots of slides. The present line runs from
the year for the various charities we You'll need to register to use the library Dereham to Wymondham, working towards
support. We are immensely grateful to the during unstaffed hours. To find out more extending the line from Dereham to North
citizens of Watton who support our efforts and to sign up, please visit the library Elmham eventually to Fakenham in the
so fantastically during the year. As well as and speak to a member of staff or call us future. The Mid Norfolk Railway has
The Nook cheque we were able to give on 01603 774777. bought into the Walt Disney franchise and
£300 to The East Anglian Ambulance, The The new extended library opening hours runs The Polar Express at Christmas.
Thursday Club, The Benjamin Foundation, came in to effect on Thursday 21st June Despite technical problems with the
Nelson's Journey, and £150 each to  Monday 8am-7pm (Staffed 10am - equipment we enjoyed an informative and
Norfolk Young Carers and The Wayland 7pm) interesting insight into the workings of the
Memory Club, all charities voted for by Mid Norfolk Railway.
 Tuesday 8am-7pm (Open Library
members. In June Chanters Jigge will be bringing their
access only)
A brief business discussion followed when ancient, traditional and modern musical
 Wednesday 8am-7pm (Staffed 10am-
arrangements were finalised for our next instruments to instruct and entertain us.
big event , our annual Strawberry Tea on The No 1 pub lunch group will be going to
 Thursday 8am-7pm (Staffed 10am – The Red Lion in Hockwold on Thursday 12
June 19th and for our attendance at the next 7pm)
District meeting. July and the No 2 pub lunch group will be
 Friday 8am-7pm (Open Library going to The Waggon and Horses in Griston
A short break for coffee and cake and we access only)
then moved on to the AGM. on Tuesday 31 July.
 Saturday 8am-4pm (Staffed 10am- Some of the garden visit group spent an
This is an opportunity to receive annual 4pm)
reports and to thank our hard working enjoyable afternoon visiting Bressingham
 Sunday 10am-4pm (Open Library village open gardens.
officers for all their work during the year
access only) Please contact our Membership Secretary,
which keeps the club running smoothly and
This service is available at a number of Jacqui Cummings 01953 881716, if you
enables us to put on many public and club
libraries and you can find more would like to become a member of the
events each year. Outgoing officers
information and opening times for all of Watton U3A, or would like further details.
received a small gift and then it was time
our libraries at For further details on the National U3A
for President Lesley Cowling to hand the please see
chain of office on to incoming President
The Wayland News July 2018 Page 6

Great Hockham Gardening Club Rotary Roundup
Our first meeting of June was a
celebration of community spirit and
involvement through our annual
vocational awards. Not for the first
time, the group award was given to
the Queens Hall team.

time manager at the Watton Tesco. entries. Secondly, in the Young
Through her position she did a Designer competition, students
tremendous amount of fundraising were required to design and
and other good works. produce items within the
Named after the Humbleyard Hundred, producing 25,000 bottles a year. Mike Rix (above) represented the Our second meeting of June was a parameters set out in the
a medieval legislative and taxation court Between the rows the weeds were left to many volunteers who administer and celebration of students’ achievements curriculum. The winner was Fred
during Anglo-Saxon times, the minimise soil erosion. maintain the hall. at Wayland Academy, with two Bate, with one runner up Amelia
Humbleyard Vineyard is one of a During the growing season it is award ceremonies taking place with Lawes (who was unable to attend).
number operating in the Norfolk area. necessary to remove some of the leaves, students and some parents and At the end of the month it will be
Club members and guests assembled at but a balance has to be struck between teachers in attendance. In the Young time to for change. Throughout the
the Paddock Farm Shop, Mulbarton. having sufficient leaves to maintain Poet competition there were joint world, Rotary club presidents
Owners Robert and Susan Preston, growth and removing enough to allow winners: Hermione Rands and Oliver change. We thank Martin Parker
Oliver Berney, Susan’s son, and the sun to ripen the grapes. Apparently, Hutchings, with Daniel Mower as a for his administration during his
Graeme Barton hosted our visit. the French have a rule of thumb as to close runner up. Peter Cowling, our year of office, and welcome Dr
Graeme has worked that piece of land the correct amount of leaves to remove: authoritative retired teacher member, Mike Harvey and wish him well as
all his life, long before the vineyard was were there to be a naked lady in the next explained the merits of each of each he takes over the reins on July 1st.
started. As was appropriate in an row, then you would want to remove The individual award went to Kim of the three poems and remarked on Martin Anscombe
agrarian environment, we were sufficient foliage to facilitate a good Bunco (above), recently retired part- the impressively high quality of the
transported from our meeting point to view. After Oliver had explained the
the vineyard on a trailer with straw-bale characteristics of the various grapes we What’s on at St Mary’s 6DQ.Refreshments will be available on items.
seats. were invited to sample the two both days including a BBQ. After the Come and find us at the Christian
The site had been chosen as it was on sparkling wines produced from the Church, Watton festival the knitted items for seafarers will Community Centre, every Wednesday
the side of a south-facing slope. This vines we had just seen. Sat 30th June 7.30pm West End Waiters be forward to the Mission. 8.30 am – 11.30 am. A warm welcome
was not only to allow more exposure to After the ride back we were invited into concert at St Mary’s, £5 to include light The June Winner of the 100 Club Draw is always guarantee
the sun, but also to let ground frost flow the back room of the farm shop to refreshments. Wine £2 per glass, was number 73, David Sell
down-slope and away from the vines. sample the seven still wines and the donations to Motor Neuron Research.
Also taken into consideration was the triple distilled High Spirit they produce. Thursday 5th July 10.00am Thursday Diabetes UK
fact that the site had previously been We all had a crib sheet listing the wines Chat a social coffee morning at St Mary’s Country Market News In June we had as our speaker Annetta
producing early-ripening fruit for 35 to enable us to make notes. So as to Church, all welcome May was a sad month for us at the market Dawson, podiatrist. She gave a very
years. The first vine planting was in avoid confusion Robert rang a large Friday 6th July 2.15pm, & Saturday 7th with the loss of one of our most loyal and informative talk about foot care,
2010 and continued through 2011 and hand bell when the next vintage was 7.15pm Watton Community Cinema at well loved members, Janet Langley. particularly diabetic foot care. Shoes,
12. The vines had been planted using an about to be offered, followed by a St Mary’s Many of our customers will have enjoyed socks, nail files, clippers and creams were
automatic laser-guided machine bought description of it. An excellent spread of “The Post”. Refreshment Café opens one the delicious Jams and Chutneys that talked about and discussed in relation to a
in from Germany. Robert marvelled at finger food was provided to accompany hour prior to screening. Tickets £5, Janet produced on a regular basis, and diabetic persons needs. Annetta was very
the speed of planting, faster than you the tasting and the atmosphere became available at the box office on the day. also her delicious baked goods. In recent informative and helpful and was able to
could keep up with while walking. The ever more relaxed as the afternoon Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd July times Janet was a regular helper with our answer the questions from our
vines do not need watering as the roots progressed. Well, you couldn’t just 9.30am Story Bags at St Mary’s Church Fresh Egg sales and she will be greatly members. She was warmly thanked by
by now are probably about 9 – 10 feet leave without a memento or two; as for parents and preschool children during missed by both our customers and her the group.
deep, but could eventually extend to 30 well as the wines the farm shop stocked term time only. fellow Market colleagues. All those who Also in June members of the group went
feet. The numbers of vines of each type an excellent selection of Norfolk Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd July 4.30- knew Janet well will also know she had a on a day trip to Wroxham and then on to
were chosen so that, even in a bad year, produced fruit, vegetables, preserves, 5.45pm 1st Watton Rainbow Brownies at great love of ‘dressing up’ so we think Horning for a 2 hour cruise on the Broads
each type would produce enough grapes baked items – all you would expect and St Mary’s Church Rooms she would have approved of the pink hat. on the Southern Comfort boat. We were
to provide the minimum batch load for more. for girls aged 5-7 years. The Rainbows The Market continues to offer a wide very fortunate with the weather and the
processing at the winery in Sussex. The Our next visit is on Wednesday 11th will be meeting each Monday at St range of locally produced goods, lunch provided by the company was
type of grapes were chosen to spread July to Mill Farm, Swaffham Rd, Mary’s Church during term time. including home grown vegetables and excellent. 40 members and friends had
the times of ripening which in turn Wendling, Dereham NR19 2LY or fruit, various sweet and savoury baked an extremely lovely day.
spread the harvesting time and the risk (30mins). Leave village green 1.15pm. look on Facebook goods, jams, chutney and locally Our next meeting will be on Monday
of bad weather losses. They get about 2 Meet there at 1.45pm. Start 2pm. Tour, Sat 21st July 10-4.00pm & Sunday 22nd produced honey, a vast range of plants July 9th, 10.15am, at the Pentecostal
tons an acre whereas in some parts of talk & refreshments. July 12 noon – 4.00pm ‘FREE SPIRIT’ and shrubs, local freshly laid eggs- Church, Watton and our thanks as always
the world there can get up to 10 tones. New members are always welcome. For Flowers and Crafts and knitted items for chicken and goose, lovely hand made go to the Church for the generous of
Currently there are 9 varieties of grape details visit our website at: the Seafarers Mission will be on display greetings cards, and a great selection of their facilities. Email for more
on 10,000 vines covering 8 acres at St. Mary’s Church, Watton IP25 handmade sewn and knitted/crocheted information
The Wayland News July 2018 Page 8

Wayland Show Horticulture Breckland Cats
Cookery And Craft Sections Protection
Sunday 5th August 2018 Cats commonly suffer with disorders of
the teeth, the jaw and soft tissues of the
A friendly, traditional competition open to everyone who grows their own mouth. Owners may not notice their cat
vegetables, makes their own preserves or produces anything listed in the is in pain, because they hide signs of
schedule of 52 classes. The main ‘Floral Display Class’ reflecting 100 discomfort so well and may continue
years of the RAF, has a first prize of £30. eating and drinking normally. Following
All entries just 50p per item. So why not come along and give it a go treatment for teeth or oral problems, cats
Entry forms are available on the show website: usually appear to be much livelier and
Or telephone Sue Thomas on 01953 881683 happier – it is clear that oral health
problems can be a significant source of
pain and suffering for our feline friends.
Maintaining good oral health is likely to
extend and improve the quality of your
cat's life.
Your vet will often examine your cat's
mouth at his annual check-up, at the
time of booster vaccinations. Signs of
oral health issues include: Reduced
grooming activity, leading to poor coat diabetes or viral infection. gum meets the tooth. Dependent on the
condition; Bad breath; Drooling; Deposits of saliva and plaque lead to extent and cause of gingivitis, treatment
Discomfort when eating; Pawing at the tartar building up on the teeth leaving a may include antibiotic and or anti-
mouth; Bleeding gums; Reduced rough surface which can cause further inflammatory treatment, dental
appetite or weight loss. build up of plaque. Tooth extraction is treatment under general anaesthetic and
All these symptoms will warrant a trip used to treat advanced peridontal home care management. A good diet,
to the vet. disease. dental hygiene and routine dental
Peridontal disease refers to If the problems isn't too severe, the vet treatment helps to prevent or control
inflammation and weakening of the will clean the teeth above and below the gingivitis. Left untreated it can progress
tissues which surround and support the gum line while the cat is under a general to peridontal disease and tooth loss.
teeth, including the gums, the peridontal anaesthetic and polish them to leave a For advice and information, or if you
ligament securing the teeth in place and smooth surface. need help with the cost of neutering,
the jaw itself. It is important that peridontal disease is please call us on 01842 810018.
It causes the development of pockets managed to control any discomfort, Rita Thompson
around the tooth, inflammation and prevent tooth loss and to ensure overall
resorption of bone and can ultimately health and welfare. An inflamed and
lead to tooth loss. It is usually caused by infected mouth can aggravate other Dereham Indoor
bacteria or plaque in the mouth. Plaque diseases elsewhere in the body, such as
is always present in the cat's mouth and renal problems. The bacteria trapped in Bowls Club
can become excessive or cause disease the plaque on the cat's teeth can travel to Dereham’s IBC winter league winners
for a number or reasons such as reduced the kidneys and cause renal disease. have been decided. Monday morning
natural cleaning of the teeth, due to poor Therefore regular check ups on your D Bower. Monday afternoon ladies B
positioning of the teeth, tooth loss or cat's teeth can prevent problems with the Woods. evening Y Maidstone, Tues
dietary effects. Increased inflammation kidneys. afternoon B Smith evening B Led,
of the gums, due to trauma, hair Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums Wednesday morning D Bowe,r
impaction or other disease. Reduced and if allowed to progress it can lead to evening T Maidstone, Thursday
natural body defences due to inherited the gums receding and loss of teeth. It afternoon B Smith evening B Led,
defects of the immune system or other occurs due to bacterial plaque in the Friday morning M Hughes evening T
disease such as kidney or liver disease, mouth and is usually found where the Maidstone.
July will be a busy time for the club.
just incredible. Having began Coaching for beginners juniors
Summer rehearsals with the entire cast and Saturday mornings 9am to 11am,
Seniors and families 12 noon to 2
crew I can see already that there is
Evening something in the show for absolutely p.m. Just turn up for the above.
Seniors and families on Sundays.
all ages and audiences. A true variety
Variety Shows show”. Sunday July 22nd the club will be
exhibiting at the Dereham carnival
Who needs the end of the pier when The Summer Variety Show boasts a
mixture of Magic, Comedy, Singing, on the Tennis courts. Friday 27 th at
you have the same style show right on the club we will be holding a Open
your door step! Local entertainers Dancing, Showgirls, Ariel Acts, Crazy
Costumes, Amazing Lighting effects Day to celebrate Norfolk Day all
Alex Morley and Robbie James are welcome. Taster sessions will be
bringing the best of variety to Watton and Music to have you dancing until
dawn! There will also be a fully held to all from 10a.m. To 2p.m.
this summer with their “Summer For more information on the above
Variety Show”. Much like the show licenced Bar and BBQ open at Every
show! Terry 01362525042. E.mail
held at Alex’s Festive Experience for
the last two Christmas's at Melsop The Summer Variety Show is running
Farm Park, The Summer Variety at Melsop Farm Park every Sat
evening during the summer holidays.
Show promises a wide variety of acts
The doors to the Theatre open at 6pm.
with a more ‘summery’ feel! Alex,
who was formally the clown in one of It is essential to book as Tickets are
already selling very fast. You can
Flower Festival
the country’s circus’s said: “I’ve All Saints Church Rocklands, will
always loved the feel of good old book your tickets by visiting the
once again, be open this year with
fashioned variety shows with an end Melsop Farm Park website, or calling
its annual Flower Festival from
of the pier kind of feel, that’s why we the booking line on 01953 665 001
Saturday 30th June until Monday
are so excited to be staging this show
in the theatre at Melsop Farm Park this
THE ALL NEW 2nd July. As always there will be
beautiful flowers inside the Church,
summer with a bit of a modern twist! WILD WEST of which part of it, is supposed to
The cast for the show are just brilliant date back to 1066.
and I feel so lucky and honoured to SHOW!! Light refreshments will be served in
have them on board the team, I'm Join our Cowboys and Indians every the old School room and on
certain we will get some amazing Tuesday and Wednesday at 2pm in the Saturday and Sunday there will be a
feedback from the public with this theatre throughout the summer bar-b-que 12 noon to 2pm. There
show” holidays! will also be a bric-a-brac tent, a
The show promises amazing feats of Come and jump on board the stage plant stall, cake and preserve stall
Magic and illusions performed by coach to the Melsop Ranch and meet and a book stall.
local magician and illusionist Robbie Sheriff Robbie and his trusty sidekick You can be assured of a very warm
James, Robbie told us: “This is Alex. Be amazed by acrobatic skills, and friendly welcome at all times.
absolutely my favourite kind of show hilarious comedy and much more. The entrance is free, but funds
to perform at, the general atmosphere Tickets for this show are only £2 each raised will go towards the upkeep of
of the audience is always very friendly (general farm admission required) the lovely old chuch, the grounds
and energetic and the show itself is WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!! and the old School-room.
The Wayland News July 2018 Page 9
Watton Churches Together - July Breckland Trail.
St. Mary’s Church, Watton Watton and Little Acorns Sunday morning 19th August , A visit to
the animal centre and water meadow at
Follow us @StMarysWatton District Royal Playgroup Easton College, led by Glyn Evans.
Sunday evening, 9th September , Bat
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, Little Acorns playgroup are having an open
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays
between 10.30am and 12 noon - Gerry Foster
British Legion morning on Wednesday 11th July in their
outside play area 9.30am – 11.30am at the
evening at Weeting with James Symonds,
refreshments details to be confirmed.
Open for Visitors Wednesday 10.30-3.00pm As every contributor knows any submission The next events are talks held on
to this paper has to be submitted quite a long Youth & Community Centre, which is Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm at
Thursday 10-12.30pm. situated in Harvey Street, Watton. If you
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion time in advance so that means some of Watton Christian Community Centre
activities may not yet have taken place. So I have a child aged between 2 – 4 years 10th October Rob Spray will speak on
2nd Wednesday Morning Worship please come and join us for a morning of
Thursdays 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers have decided to disregard that and write it up Marine Life
as if it has. That of course could cause fun filled activities where your child can 14th November Gemma Walker will give
Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers explore and investigate the outdoor
5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise problems so please forgive me if things do an update on Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s
not go according to plan!!! environment, including our mud kitchen, projects this year
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yrs riding scooters, playing ball and lots more.
Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching The June meeting was our mid-summer 12th December David Mason a local
BBQ. It was held in our usual meeting place We are a friendly setting and provide wildlife photographer, will share stories
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm children with a safe, secure, nurturing
Tel: 01953 881252 of The Blenheim Centre Families Club. Quite and photos.
a few of our members could not attend as environment where children can learn.
Sun 1st 8.00am Holy Communion On Tuesday 3rd July Watton Children’s
10.00am Holy Communion they were off gallivanting, enjoying
Sun 8th 8.00am Holy Communion
themselves on holiday and taking advantage
of the better rates before the school holiday
centre will be holding a stay and play
session at our group from 10am – 11.15am
10.00am Informal Holy Communion which is open to anyone with pre-school
Sun 15th 8.00am Holy Communion season begins. However those that were there
had a great time. Our chairman John Daly aged children so why not come and join us. Post Office
10.00am Holy Communion Anyone requiring more information about
2.30pm Café Stop at the Blenheim Centre smoked a brisket which was fantastic and it
the open morning or playgroup please
Welcomes Watton
Sun 22nd 8.00am Holy Communion was served with home-made BBQ beans and
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 rolls. Ron Wheeler our President provided the contact us on 07843772712, Angie on Customers
dessert and no-one went away hungry. Those 01953 883233 or Dawn on 01953 881382. The staff and Committee were sad to learn
6.30pm Choral Evensong
who were not there certainly missed out on a about the closing of Watton Post Office
Sun 29th 8.00am Holy Communion
great treat. Our Padre Rev’d Gerry Foster has recently and would like to welcome all
10.30am Group Service Songs of Praise to be
followed by Holy Communion for those who wish to stay. invited us to afternoon tea at The Vicarage in Norfolk customers over to the Rocklands
July so we are all looking forward to that. Community shop and Post Office, who
Watton Methodist Church
Hopefully the weather will be kind to us.
Our standard bearers (Alan Chilvers and
Wildlife Trust recently won the Plunkett Foundation's
Community Co-op of the year award for
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and Steve Bibby) will have attended the D-Day Breckland Local Group the East of England. You will be greeted
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. celebrations in Norwich and gone to The Our walk at NWT Weeting reserve led by with an extremely friendly welcome and
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large Royal Norfolk Show. They do as many Andy Palles-Clark, was very well attended, efficient service, from our highly trained
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. events as they can whilst still having time to but we were lucky to also have James Post Office staff and volunteers who man
Sun 1st 10.30am Rev A King—Church Anniversary live their very busy lives. The branch will Symonds, the Summer warden for Weeting the shop counters, with free parking
6.30pm Local Arrangement also have sent representatives to the Mayoral to aide the group. The weather was kind outside. If you feel the journey is a little
Sun 8th 10.30am Mrs E Warby Civic Service at St Mary’s Church, had a stall and we enjoyed seeing Stone Curlew, Tree longer than you are used to, you can sit and
6.30pm Mrs A Fox at the Engaging the Community event run by Pipit, Yellow Shell moth, Mossy enjoy refreshments at the Rockland
Sun 15th 10.30am Local Arrangement The Wayland Partnership and many other Stonecrop, Bur Medick and Heath Community shop cafe. Whilst you are
6.30pm Rev E Reddington events too many to mention. On the Branch Bedstraw among other things there, you can purchase very many locally
Sun 22nd 10.30am Rev B Winner Community Support (BCS) side of things Our next event is on Sunday 8th July 10- produced goods from the shop, including
6.30pm Local Arrangement some of our ladies visited an elderly lady 12noon at Knettishall Heath, part of the fresh fruit and vegetables from a local
Sun 29th 10.30am Rev E Reddington whilst her son was on holiday just so that she Breckland Heritage Trail, a Brecks Nature wholesaler, wines and beers from Adnam's
4.00pm At Great Cressingham could have a chat and not feel too lonely, Reserve and SSSI. A walk will be expertly brewery, plants from Walnut tree nursery,
since she could not get out and about. led by Tim Holt-Wilson to discover this frozen fish from bunnings, meat from
Roman Catholic Community
Some potential new members turned up at part of the Trail and the flora this ancient Barnard the butchers, bread from Hingham
Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church
our last meeting so hopefully by our next one site supports. bakery, as well as a wide selection of goods
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill they will have joined and will be able to take Due to the nature of this walk, please leave to cover every day needs. The Post office
Sun 1st 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday part in everything the group does. We are your dogs at home. offers most services that the main post
Sun 8th 9.30am Family Holy Communion always looking for members to join Meet in the main car park IP22 2TQ (Heath offices give, including car tax renewals and
Sun 15th 9.30am Morning Worship especially those who want to take part in Road) signposted off the A1066 at the really good thing is that it is open, all
Sun 22nd 9.30am Holy Communion ALL of our activities. They do not need to Riddlesworth. the time that the shop is, which is 7 days a
have served in the military but they must Cost is £2 members, £3 non-members. week, including Saturday afternoons and
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney
uphold the principles of the Legion in Booking is essential 01953 717227 Sunday mornings.
Sun 1st 11.00am Lay Led Worship
wanting to support the armed forces Here are the forthcoming events for The opening times of Rocklands Post
Sun 8th 11.00am Family Holy Communion
community. Look at our website Summer and Autumn, which will be further Office are: Mon-Fri 7.30am-6.60pm, Sat
Sun 15th 11.00am All Age Worship for more information detailed in the NWT events booklet and 7.30am-5.30pm, (but closed for lunch
Sun 22nd 11.00am Holy Communion
on what we are about. will appear on posters. Make a note and 12.30pm to 1pm on Saturday) Sun 8.30am-
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke Come along to our next meeting held on contact us for further details and/or to 1pm. To find your way follow the signs to
Sun 1st 10.30am Lay Led Worship the 3rd Tuesday of every month at The book. Lesley on 01953 717227 or Caston and follow the B1077 through to
Sun 8th 10.30am All Age Worship Blenheim Centre Tedder Close Watton Rocklands and turn right into the Street -
Sun 15th 10.30am Holy Communion starting at 1900. For more information go Sunday morning 8th July, Tim Holt-Wilson (there are signs directing you to the Post
Sun 22nd 10.30am Lay Led Worship to our website or call the secretary, Helen leads a walk on Knettishall Heath, Office). Shop and Post Office Tel No:
Daly on 01953 885124. following on from his talk on the 01953 483855.
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington
Sun 1st 9.30am Morning Worship
Sun 15th 10.30am All Age Worship
Sun 22nd 6.00pm Hymns for a Summer Evening Dance-Away at
All Saints Church, Threxton The Queens Hall
Our next service at All Saints Church Threxton Sat. July 7th, Aug 4th, Sept
will be on Sunday 1st July at 10.30 a.m.
1st 7.30 - 10.30pm
Fountain of Life Church Ballroom, Latin &
The Well Christian Centre, Swaffham Road, Sequence. Bar - Raffle
Ashill IP25 7BT Telephone 01760 441 902
Sunday Services
8th July 10:00 & 18:00 15th June 10:00 & 18:00
22nd June 10:00 & 18:00 29th June 10:00

Houghton on the Hill
Annual Church Service July 8th at 3pm.
Refreshments after the Service.
Everyone Welcome
The Wayland News July 2018 Page 10
to share the perfume) or the million bells types for more apologise. Slugs and snails can be dealt with by physical
In your garden exposed areas as they have smaller flowers that will deal
with adverse weather better than their large cousins.
means (bucket of salt water, torch and pick them off in the
evening), pellets but be careful about the quantity you use
with Lotta Potts
Either way they are lovely annual plants. and be mindful of the wildlife such as hedgehogs that are
I have just been reading through past years’ efforts in an
The lawn will need cutting regularly but stop if there is a partial to a slug, nematodes (never tried it as it appears
attempt to get started. For example in 2015 I was
long period of hot weather. The grass will actually stop they need careful handling for temperature) but are readily
bemoaning the fact that early June had been very warm
growing in these conditions. It will certainly not need available. Ants will only be a real nuisance in the borders,
then cooled down. This year it was late May that was very
watering unless it’s a new lawn and only then if it’s really burrowing under roots until these are waving in thin air.
warm after a very wet spring. In both years we then had a
necessary. If it’s warm and the growth slows then raise However the ants will fly away in August. If you really
rapid surge of growth that took us by surprise but whilst
the mower blades so as not to achieve that ‘scalped’ need to get rid of them in paving or the lawn turn the hose
everything caught up beautifully it was over in a flash. At
effect. Even a grass-hater like me doesn’t think this a on them and flood them out. Don’t waste boiling water
least the RHS book has given up on the snow, except in
good look. on them, cold blast from the hose is just as good and on
small isolated pockets in high peaks, but does go for the
Right so I have dealt with holidays and strayed into the lawn boiling water will kill the grass as well.
freak hail! They also suggest that gardening can be done
popular plants and realised I did mention pruning. This is Caterpillars can be picked off but it’s better to deal with
at a leisurely pace. I wish. Obviously they have never had
mainly dead-heading on flowers. All plants benefit from the eggs, which can be rubbed off the undersides of
to catch up after cold wet springs followed by a spell of hot
dead-heading as their main purpose in life is reproduction brassica leaves. On the other hand net vulnerable crops to
then cold weather. I wonder where these people garden.
– same as animals I suppose. Once the bee, moth, keep the butterflies out in the first place. Keep checking
Up mountains amid the snow, of course.
butterfly or other pollinator has done its stuff the seed is and removing the eggs as butterflies waiting to lay will get
Most of my reading material concentrates on holidays and
forming and the flower’s job is done. The seed then in any netting. Blight occurs with warm, damp weather
pruning. As far as holidays are concerned the advice is
develops and is sown so no more flowers. Frustrate the and affects potatoes and tomatoes. First early potatoes
always on security first. Lock all tools, particularly
little devils by removing the flower and seed-head. You will usually avoid blight as they crop before the blight
ladders, in the shed or garage and lock a side gate if you
can do this as ‘live-pruning’ as well. Just a fancy term for arrives. Watch second earlies as these often dodge it as
have one. Containers and hanging baskets at the front are
cutting flowers at their best for the vase. Take out as well but look out for brown patches on leaves and stems.
a bit of a no-no for two reasons: if you leave them they are
much stem as necessary, down to a new shoot or bud then Cut down all foliage to ground level and cover where the
likely to die and advertise that the property is empty. If
the plant won’t look like a bunch of sticks. At the other stems entered the earth. The tubers will stop growing but
you take them down that’s another advert. If you regularly
extreme, take out flowered stems of delphiniums and the crop should be rescued. Maincrop spuds are really at
take holidays in July (applies to August as well) it’s best
lupins right down to the crown. With luck they will risk but is it worth bothering with them in small gardens
not to have summer containers unless you have a friend,
produce a late flush of smaller flowers. On the other hand when they are so cheap? Treat tomatoes the same. The
relative or neighbour to take charge of watering them.
if you need to increase your stock leave them to it. Lupins Monty Don experiment with outdoor tomatoes failed so
These contacts may also be pressed into looking after the
always seem to send their seeds far and wide to the oddest dismally that he now grows tomatoes under cover. That’s
rest of the garden as well. Make it easy for them by
places but to be honest the self-sown plants seem to do a shame as outdoor tomatoes do have a bit extra in the
grouping containers in the back garden all together then
better than the ones you put in in the first place. flavour department or is that wishful thinking?
give them a good soak to start them off. Pick any ripe fruit
Roses can be pruned either way and the ramblers will Well that’s most things I can think of covered for July.
or veg you may have and let your friends/neighbours etc.
definitely need a decent prune once they have finished Sigh of relief for boy Julian as I have exceeded my limit
have any more that ripen in your absence. You will
flowering. Climbers, too, although these will need more again but it is a gardening time of year. Less follows in
probably be obliged to reciprocate when they go away so
of a tidying trim to keep them in bounds with their winter. Oh, I forgot! Keep weeding.
look at your garden and think what would make it a
supports. The dreaded wisteria will need pruning this
pleasure to look after rather than a chore which may get
month but most people (including me) look at this with
neglected. If you have indoor plants put the large ones West Norfolk Aviation Society
dread. It sounds so simple but when told this plant should
outside somewhere cool and shady and give them a good
be pruned twice a year, now and in January, you do On 7th June Steve de Roeck, once again, returned as
wet. This should last for up to a two-week break but if you
wonder what you’ve let yourself in for. The instructions speaker at the West Norfolk Aviation Society and
have a garden-sitter they will probably only have to re-wet
start off with if you never prune anything else at all in the delivered a compelling talk about a hero of his, Noel
them once. The small indoor pots can be set on an old
garden, the one thing you can’t afford to leave running riot Pemberton-Billing (1881-1948). This man’s eclectic
blanket or towel in the bath, watered and the cloth soaked.
is wisteria. At best you’ll never see any flowers as they achievements wowed many of us at the meeting and, in
Close the bathroom curtains or blinds and they’ll be fine.
are lost in the over-growth and at worst it will rip down his day, could have or, should have been a role model
So you’re not going away in July. This should be a month
your drainpipes and bury your house in a jungle. Now to aviators, soldiers, inventors, philanthropists,
of colour and flowers that will keep going until September
that sounds like a threat. However, the same instructions publishers and politicians. To include here even a few
or October so they are good value. As an additional
begin with the initial planting. First of all put in a of his accomplishments would be detrimental to all
advantage many are perennials – crocosmia, penstemon,
framework of horizontal wires then train the stems of the those we could not fit in the space available; even our
buddleja, hardy fuchsias, agapanthus, lavender, hebe,
new plant to the extent of the space you have allowed for dearly departed society president, Ken Wallace, would
roses, delphiniums to name
it. This is for wall-planting, obviously. Pergolas need to have struggled to keep pace with the achievements of
but a few and these are all
be covered with plant material a little more generously but PB; on one occasion it was alleged that he won a bet
supported by annuals in beds,
after that the instructions are the same: cut all the long, with Frederick Handley-Page that he could learn to fly
baskets, containers such as
whippy tendrils back to 15cm (6ins). This makes the in one day.
pelargoniums (not to be
plant build up short flowering spurs with fewer leaves and Steve has received much acclaim for his photographic skills
confused with geraniums that
more flowers. Sounds simple. At the same time cut the and it is no surprise that he should revere this man so
are border perennials and will
main stems (of the wall-trained plants) back to the limit of highly, especially since PB patented a pocket camera in
also be flowering this month)
their patch. If a lot of new growth appears later in the 1934 which he called the Compass. It was this invention he
the latest versions of annual
season cut it all back again in the winter. So not was most proud of, weighing less than eight ounces and,
pelargoniums are the improved
compulsory then. Oh let’s have a go. Mr T then suggests had specifications not much different from those of today.
continental cascade varieties
training a wisteria as a standard. He actually did this on In the year of his death in1948 he created a miniature spy
which turn up decorating the
Gardeners’ World some years ago. In his hands it looked camera called the Phantom; one of these was sold in 2001
fronts of Swiss chalets on
easy. I thought he should have added that old warning for £120,000.
holiday brochures. Other
about not trying this at home but if you fancy it and don’t During the second half of the evening Steve presented
annuals are the ever-increasing
have a suitable wall or structure here goes. Plant it either some of his own creations: photographs illustrating flying
petunia family. Once upon a
in the ground or a large tub on the patio and let it twine up versions of WW1 and WW2 aircraft taken at different
time there was a music hall
a strong stake. Tie it in at regular intervals 10-15cm and venues around the world. Such is the sophistication of his
ditty about a lonely little
once it reaches the top of the stake keep stopping the new equipment that we were able to identify the pilot of a
petunia in the onion bed.
shoots until it forms a dense head and once formed a Lancaster flying over a mile high.
Nowadays they are not lonely
standard wisteria will need pruning annually now, with The meeting at the Mundford Bowls Club was not without
or little. Plant them with
the same idea as before but easier to get at. the customary banter and not without the customary fare
onions if you wish but the
Briefly on to veg. The main enemies are slugs, snails, generously supplied by our congenial hosts, Len and Val.
trailing surfinias are stunning
ants, caterpillars and blight. If I've missed your favourite I There’s more at:
and fragrant (they need shelter

seeds are not round, such as lettuce, these still have
Letter to Ashill & Holme Hale to be sown by hand. Photographs showing row
upon row of sprouting vegetables brought home the
the Editor Garden Club enormity of the task in planting these out. But as
Orbiter complains that there Due to unforeseen circumstances Tony Goode had they grow the fields look stunning with the various
are so many MPs who wish to cancel his talk on alpines. However, he kindly shades of green and differing textures, such as the
to ignore the referendum found us an excellent replacement in Rosie Wood feathery tops of fennel and the sweetcorn acting as
result and hinder the process.
Over Easter, twice I
who, with the aid of some splendid photographs, a wind break either side of the runner beans.
accidentally got channel 232 took us through 'A Year in the Life of a Market When it comes to harvesting, some vegetables are
(BBC Parliament) on my TV. Garden'. more labour intensive than others. Whilst carrot,
The first time, the Honda The market garden business near Norwich airport parsnips, swede and turnips can be left in the
representative was being has been in her husband's family since before the ground to a certain extent, courgettes must be cut
asked by a committee of MPs second World War and used to employ 16. every day. Of course, as every arable farmer and
how customs checks would Nowadays, as they move gradually towards gardener knows there is a lot that can go wrong
hold up the hundred or so retirement, they manage 35 acres with just two full- with crops and Rosie showed us pictures of the
lorries that feed his factory
each day.
time staff and occasional part-time help. They devastation caused by flooding, pigeons and, in
The second time, Mr John continue to plant and harvest mainly by hand and particular, heavy hailstorms, which can flatten and
Redwood MP was saying that while they cannot compete with the 'big boys' for destroy a crop in a very short time.
there will be a 10% import supermarket business, they continue to sell their On a lighter note, the advantage of having a
duty to assist the motor produce through Farmer's Markets and other runway next to your land is that several times a
industry after Brexit. regular customers. year Rosie has her own private display from the
No wonder MPs are Because seed has become so expensive they now Red Arrows and she had the photographs to prove
confused. I am. sow in modules under cover starting in the second it. An entertaining talk and we look forward to
(I have now changed the
week of January. In this way losses due to weather, hearing from Rosie again as she is booked to give
batteries on the remote
control!) weeds or the dreaded pigeons are greatly reduced. another talk next year.
Yours faithfully. John Trevor They do have a machine which can sow one July 26th Peter Skeggs-Gooch (Peter Beales Roses)
Thompson. uniform round seed in each module but where the 'The Road to Gold'
The Wayland News July 2018 Page 11

15th Annual Great Ellingham Queen's Hall Carpet Bowls
Teddy Bear Festival
The 15th annual Teddy Bear festival begins on Saturday 30th June,
offering a fortnight of fun community events in the South Norfolk
village of Great Ellingham. Centred around the famous Teddy Bear
Trail, the festival celebrates village life and has raised funds for
many local good causes.
Residents display teddy bears made (mainly) from straw in their gardens,
using their creativity to plan, design and construct unique exhibits. These
have ranged from sportsmen, to musicians, TV chefs to children's stories
and from royalty to dinosaurs. The event has grown from 47 bears in 2004
to a peak of over 100 bears. In 2017, more than 600 people participated in
hunting out the bears along the village trail.
A series of events also unfolds throughout the two week period. This year’s
events include: Opening Day (30th June) includes Garage Sales, Craft
Market and Art Exhibition, Quiz Night (13th July) and Free Family Fun
Day (15th July) with a stalls, food and new this year - a family friendly
Dog Show.
“The Teddy Bear Festival has been a huge part of our village community
for many years now and we can’t wait for this year’s fortnight!” says co-
chair of the committee, Michelle Barron, “The look of delight on visitors’
faces is priceless and being able to support local charities and groups with
the money raised is a bonus too.”
We have a brand new website to announce which will keep everyone up-to
-date on what's happening. We're proud of our history - the Teddy Festival, Wednesdays 1:30 – 4:00 £2.50 a week, includes Tea/Coffee and
more than £57,000 has been donated back into the local community. Biscuits. Come and try your hand at Carpet Bowls. It’s a gentle
and relaxed afternoon with friendly folk. Everyone is welcome.
Heritage Open Day At First visit is free. Come along, we look forward to seeing you.

St Peters Church, Merton The Watton Society
After the success of last year’s Open Day, Merton church will be
hosting another day of history, memories, and re-unions on July 15th
from 11.30 to 5pm. This year there are two new themes for the local
history displays. There is a rare opportunity to view a unique collection
of photographs showing the village of Tottington in the years before it
was taken over by the army as part of the Stanford Training Area.
Come and see what this lost village was once like – places, people and
a way of life that have now gone for ever. Maybe you have memories
of Tottington that you can share, or maybe you will learn something
new. These photographs are Crown Copyright, and are being shown by
special permission.
The second theme centres on the Maharajah Duleep Singh and his son
“Prince Freddie”, and their links with
Merton and Thompson. This ties in with the
“Festival of Thetford and the Punjab”,
running in and around Thetford from July
7th – 21st, celebrating the 125th anniversary
of the death of the Maharajah. Do you know
why a Maharajah should be commemorated
in Breckland? If not, come along and find
out. This is an ideal opportunity to explore
this historic church and relax in its beautiful
surroundings, looking out across the park
towards Merton Hall. Meet up with old
friends or long-lost relations; reminisce
about old times or learn something new; take
a closer look at the churchyard (a haven for Watton Society's evening entertainment was performed by Bryan
threatened wildflowers, commended by the Thurlow, acting the part of Billy Jackson of Bethnell Green,
Norfolk Wildlife Trust) – and treat yourself London. His story was about when he and his sister were evacuated
to a leisurely lunch or a cup of tea with an during World War II. Where they were sent and what happened to
indulgent slice of cake. Refreshments them and on their return to London the events of the bombing and
available all day – ploughman's lunches, cream teas and a tempting choice what happened to the family afterwards. A very entertaining
of home-made cakes. Free entry. All donations and monies raised in aid of evening, very well performed. Our next evening meeting is a visit
the Church Roof Repair Fund. to Wymondham Abbey on Wednesday 18th July.
The Wayland News July 2018 Page 12

Park Ladies
Monday 11th June was a beautiful
summers day and the Ladies of
Richmond Park Golf Club took to the
course to play for the Curtis Cup. This
trophy was presented to the ladies
section some years ago by former
captain Mabel Curtis, and is played in
the Stableford format. The ladies who
played found the course in wonderful
condition despite the very unforgiving
rough, which proved to be a factor in
many of the scores.
However, the winner of the Curtis Cup,
with a magnificent score of 37 points,
was Julie Ellis. It was good to see Julie
back to her best after breaking her wrist
earlier in the year. In second place was
Chris Whyatt with a score of 35 points.
Third place went to Maureen Flack with
a score of 33 points. Chris Whyatt, Chair of the Ladies Section (Left) is presenting the trophy to Julie Ellis.

Watton Bowls Club Coral Challenge Cup

On a perfect bowling day on Sunday 10th by winning both of their two rink matches much appreciated by all the 48 bowlers on
June the tenth year of the Watton Coral against Wicklewood 29-8 and Watton 19- the day.
Challenge Cup was held by Watton Bowls 14. Also competing were Bradenham and The photograph is of John Hunter Watton
Club at the Sports Centre. with Connaught having to withdraw President presenting the Cup to Robin
There were four clubs still in contention through a clash of fixtures Clive King an ex Dawson Shropham Captain and his players:
coming towards the final 18th end; Watton bowler and secretary managed at Jennifer Slinn, Pat Godbold, John
Hingham, Harling, Shropham and Watton. short notice to gather eight players from Shuttleworth, Richard Broad, Michael
However the eventual worthy winners for Wicklewood. The support from Karl Cator Savage, Michael Godbold and Brian
the second successive year were Shropham of Coral’s Bookmakers Watton is very Brown.

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