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Grand Second-hand Book Sale The Wayland Sensory Garden

With the Festive season fast approaching, a and out. There will be beautifully presented
reminder that the next Grand Second Hand gifts to tempt you; hand-made not-available-
Book Sale will feature Gifts & Crafts, so be anywhere-else items; plus a wide range of
sure to come along on Saturday 22nd raw ingredients and tools for your own
September to Thompson Community Hall crafting projects. We will also have a
between 10.00am and 4.00pm. We will have tombola, a Christmas stall, and of course
an extra-large selection of crafting and whole cakes and bakes to take away.
cookery books on top of the HUGE new Donations for these sales are always
display of fiction, non-fiction, children’s, gratefully received, and collection can be Everyone who has visited the still not quite for which we are also most grateful.
poetry, and the ever-popular bargain shelf. arranged if necessary. Many thanks and we finished Wayland Sensory Garden, has been Our warmest thanks however, go to the local groups and
No book costs more than £1. Refreshments look forward to seeing you there, at the last blown away by this wonderful space created by businesses who have provided funds, equipment and planting
including light lunches are on sale all day one for 2018. Keith and Caroline 01953 the enthusiasm and skill of the Partnership Staff, as follows:-
until 3.30, with plenty of seating both inside 880153. their team of helpers and the enormous Mark Lyons (amazing contribution in time and resources to do
generosity of a number of organisations and the brilliant groundworks – the project simply would not have
The Ovington Quiz Fancy Dress Fun Run businesses. The project was designed with the been possible without him)
Saturday 8th September at 7.30pm A fun For your diary – new this year: Christmas members of the Memory Café, another Prince’s Trust (a group of 16-25 year olds built decking and
evening to stretch the brain cells! Entry £6 Fancy Dress Fun Run – as part of the Partnership Project, in mind, and a bid for £17k painted murals, raising more than £500), Katie and Tony
per person, includes a ploughmans supper. Watton Festive Market. A 5km fun run was submitted to the Postcode Lottery, who Powell (£500 contribution), Screwfix Foundation (£3.5k),
Bring your own drink and a some money suitable for all, starting at 1pm on Sunday funded the very successful Growing Together Tesco (Bags for Help, currently being voted in the Watton
for the raffle. Please ring Christine on 25 November. Project completed last year. We were also store), Rotary Club (£350), Myhill’s (£50), Didlington
01953 885848 to book your team of four in. More details to follow…….. awarded £3.5k from the Screwfix Foundation Nurseries (significant discount on our plant purchases)
Craft Swap Shop volunteers at the gallery – raised more than
£300 by making and selling some wonderful craft works
We’ve also had lots of plant contributions from local residents.
They have donated everything from sunflowers to watering
cans. We can’t thank them, and everyone else, enough.
Although visitors are welcome throughout the rest of the
summer, the formal opening will not take place until
September 28th when the Bishop of Norwich the Right
Reverend Graham James, who has supported the Wayland
Partnership throughout its 20-year history, will pay us one last
visit before his retirement, to open the Garden.

Better joined up working
for Swaffham and Watton
Sue Dent has joined the team at Swaffham & Watton Town
Councils as ‘Events and Projects Support Officer’ to promote
events and projects in and around both Towns. Her post is
jointly funded by both Town
Councils and she will also be
working closely with both the
Iceni and Wayland
Partnerships. There will be a
real emphasis on joined up
thinking and trying to make the
most of opportunities that
might apply to both the Towns
and the surrounding areas. In
the short-term Sue will be
helping to support existing events and getting to know the
groups and organisations that do so much in both Towns. So,
if you have anything happening soon, or are planning for next
year, do get in touch with her at the Town Council or on 07776
507658. or
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But like many other seemingly world-beating
A Quick Look Round developments, it is unlikely to come into Thompson Run
By Orbiter
As we trot merrily into September, no doubt the
production for a good many years, if at all.
But in the present time our attentions are drawn to
23rd September
record temperatures of this summer will have For a number of years the village of Thompson has
the troubles threatening our high streets, largely
begun to fade into our memories, but exceptional organised a charity run giving everyone, from keen
caused by the rise in on-line shopping. Famous
they certainly were, and our local fields and club runners to those wishing to consign their
firms, like Debenhams, House of Fraser, BHS,
gardens all began to take on the colour of the former couch potato selves to history, the
John Lewis, HomeBase, and even M & S, have
Sahara desert. opportunity to enjoy the paths and by-ways of this
announced closures or reductions to their stores,
Most gardeners took advice from the experts, such attractive Wayland village. It is hoped that this will
while the situation is not helped by banks making
as Monty Don, Alan Tichmarsh and Lotta Potts, in not only attract adults, but young people too (see
wide-spread withdrawals of their services.
their attempts to keep their blooms in good nick, below for age limits). Last year the winner of the
Nothing can be more off-putting to potential
but I experienced no trouble at all, without their 10km race was Michal Wegrzyn in a time of 38
shoppers than rows of empty premises, which is
help, being what is known as a specialist gardener, minutes and 32 seconds. The leading lady was
bad enough after the closure of small traders, but
meaning that I do not try to maintain beds of plants Elizabeth Daly in a time of 43 minutes and 4
the gap left when a major emporium goes cannot
and flowers of all kinds, but concentrate on just a seconds. Can you do better?
be disguised by the arrival of another charity shop.
few species only. This year the Thompson run, in aid of the
Perhaps we are better off in a small town like
My particular speciality is weeds, They are easily Thompson Millennium Green charity, is being held
Watton, where most of our purchases for the
established, even in the roughest soil, and will on Sunday 23rd September starting at 10am. You
running of our daily lives are amply catered for.
even grow in cracks in concrete. They need no can register either by going to Eventbrite and
Time rushes on, soon we will be having our annual
watering, and will thrive without attention, which searching on ‘Thompson run’, or on the day. We
flu-jabs !
is a blessing since I can go on holiday, confident have a maximum of 300 places so book early in
Good afternoon.
that they will not have died in my absence. case we are full before the day of the run.
Some folks do not share my feelings about weeds We are offering a measured 10k course that goes in
Caston Art Club Annual a figure of eight around the village, centred on the
and attempt to eliminate them by spraying them
with various concoctions sold as Weed-killers, but Exhibition Millennium Green. If you would prefer a shorter
resistance to these has developed over the years, so Caston Art Club will be holding its annual course, then we offer a 5k route that takes in the
that some of them have become Weed-foods, on exhibition at the recently upgraded Caston first half of the 10k course. Start and finish for both
which many weeds really thrive. Without wishing Village Hall, Caston NR17 1DD on Saturday and distances are on the Green.
to appear boastful I can say that people often look Sunday 13th and 14th October between 10.00 am The route starts on the Green using tracks
over my fence and gasp at my weedy display. and 4.00 pm. across farmland and byroads. Runners will
It is quite usual in such columns as this to mention Admission is free and there will be a large pass our newly-restored church, St Martin’s,
the weather, but it has dominated the pages of so display of works by local artists in a wide variety before joining the Griston Road, passing the
many newspapers recently, that I will not bore you of media including watercolour, acrylic, oils and Chequers pub before returning to the Green.
with more on that subject. Instead I will endeavour pen and ink. Refreshments will be available and For the 5k runners, this is the finish, but for the
to find alternative themes (which may bore you visitors will be able to try their luck on the tom- 10k, the runners go down a further byroad to
even more) bola stall. Peddar’s Way before returning to the Green for
Important to some is the opening of the new Do come and see the various artistic talent that is the finish.
football season, but to me proceedings, at least at on display from both well established artists and The minimum age for entry is 12 years or above
the top levels of the game, are spoilt by the annual talented amateurs with a mixture of genres. for the 5km run and 15years and over for the
‘cattle market’ that takes place, with nearly every 10km.
club expending ridiculously high sums in transfer Chip timing will be provided for all, so you will get
fees in efforts to attract players they think will
Watton Rotary Roundup an accurate time for your race. All finishers will
We had a very interesting and entertaining receive a medal.
improve their chances of success, while their
speaker at our end of July meeting. Malcolm Race headquarters will be at the new Thompson
existing players see this as a threat to their own
Trayhorn, who is one of the leading lights of Community Hall (IP24 1PY if you’re using satnav).
situations, and seek transfers themselves.
the ever-growing Watton Men’s Shed, regaled The facilities here are a great improvement on those
It must be particularly dis-heartening for players
us with some of his experiences as a available at the old hall last year and include
whose efforts have enabled their team to gain
Metropolitan Police Officer. We also had talks excellent toilets! Refreshments will be provided
promotion to a higher league, to be told that the
from Member David Watkins, firstly, as a throughout the morning, so bring your friends to
team will need to be strengthened to cope with the
stand in, about his recent trip to Georgia (the cheer you on. Baggage can be left in the hall.
demands of the new competition and so they will
country, not the US State), then, the following St John Ambulance will be providing first aid, so
be replaced by more experienced players from
week, in a planned slot, David continued with in the unlikely event that you need medical help,
his photo based recall of the long trip he did in you are assured of professional attention.
Of course every transfer, in or out, triggers the
the South & Central Americas last year. We have programmed this year’s race a little
need for another, and it is surprising that with
On 16 August September, we welcomed a new earlier and are hopeful for fine weather. There
so many changes to the line-ups of their
member, Keith Thomas, who lives in will be a selection of delicious homemade cakes
favourite teams, that fans still flock to support
Hilborough and is recently following a flying on offer for weary runners and enthusiastic
career in the RAF and a flight safety inspector supporters and for those seeking something a
And the millions paid out on new recruits
and consultant as a civvy. little more fortifying, The Chequers, our
usually have to be found by selling existing
The time draws nigh when entry forms for the excellent local pub is only a step away. We
team members, and all does not always go to
white umbrellas purchased for the purpose of hope to see you on the day.
plan and severe financial problems result.
being decorated and then paraded in the
One sad result of these transfers is illustrated
Carnival procession on Sept 16th. There’s
by a friend who bought his little son a shirt in
more about the Umbrella Festival elsewhere in Fundraising Starts with
the colours of his favourite football team, on
this paper. Fun!
the back of which was the name and squad
Tickets for our ever popular “Jazz at the Up for a challenge? Want to have fun? How
number of his favourite player, as a birthday
Queens Hall” with DixieMix (6th October) about a sing-a-long?
gift. The delighted boy wore the shirt proudly
will be available from Adcocks from Every month something different with lots of
for two weeks, and then was shocked to hear
September 1st. Jazz, it seems, is undergoing a fun thrown in with Watton Methodist Church.
that the player had been sold to a rival club.
bit of a renaissance with younger folk, Do you enjoy puzzles, brain teasers, questions
But back in the real world the development of
according to the London scene, let’s hope it (and cake)? Look out for September 4th and
the electric car seems to be proceeding, with
spreads to Norfolk, where DixieMix have “Quiz Whiz” in the WCCC at 2.30 pm.
several manufacturers announcing plans for
quite a following and are the leading How about a soup lunch and sing-a-long in
future models, and there is one that might be
traditional jazz sextet in East Anglia. We October ? Did you meet the “Candy-Man” last
syccessful, as it features solar panels built in to
always have room to dance, so lets see some of Christmas ? Find out who & what at the Town
the roof and bonnet, which might offset the dis
those jive skills! (Martin Anscombe) Market in November.
-advantage of limited battery capacity.
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jobs. Keep tulips and hyacinths until November it is either not offered, or not locally available.
Coffee Morning at Threxton In Your Garden
With Lotta Potts
but look out for prepared hyacinths for Christmas
flowering. Once you have these, plant them in
CAN helps local organisations to grow and
develop services to meet the needs of,
Remember the date, Saturday 15th September, and join us at All I don’t really know where to start for September. pots and keep in the dark until the flower spikes particularly the most vulnerable, residents and
Saints Church Threxton between 10 a.m. and 12 noon for our coffee In the early part of August I thought absolutely appear then bring them into a lighter area. One can also help people to set up groups where
morning. Enjoy delicious home bakes, with plenty to take home, everything in the garden was dead. Luckily, not good idea is to plant the bulbs in individual pots there are gaps.”
along with our usual books, crafts and tombola. absolutely everything but rather a lot so when it then when they start to flower plunge all the ones For more information contact Susanne
Help us to raise funds for restoration work on the Church, along with cooled down a bit and rained rather a lot (all at at exactly the same stage into a large container and Anderson or Tonya Winsley; email:
improving facilities and much needed heating. The date for your once is not so good) I did a wander round to check cover with moss. This looks like a real susanne.anderson@communityactionnorfolk.o
any survivors. It was quite an eye-opener. The professional job. September is the latest for;
diary is Sat 15th Sept. 10a.m. to 12 noon
shrubs were looking a bit dowdy but were still planting these bulbs so note to self – get on with it.
green and perked up very quickly. The roses were It’s harvest time in the veg plot but there isn’t a k
magnificent as were a couple of hardy fuchsias. great deal to plant apart from brassica plants. I
In fact, one of them which I had threatened with haven’t tried this before but have quite a spare bit
composting a couple of years ago sprang into of ground and the seed merchants are putting Fun, Friendship and Feel
fantastic life. Another good ‘doer’ is hypericum some great offers out for plants – this is at the time
(St John’s Wort). This comes in several forms, of writing so by the end of August they may be Good Factor
shrubby, taller shrubby and ground cover. All sold out but the ones to buy are definitely Join us to sing some Songs from Abba to Jess
have bright yellow flowers that start in July and overwintering onion sets either in September or Glynne and anywhere in between Term Time
can carry on for several weeks. The flowers are October. Only For Ladies Only
followed by black berries and the birds don’t seem That’s about it really for this month. Boy Julian Starting Wednesday 12th September 2018
to like them. The tall shrubby ones need to be will be relieved I am not trying to take over the 10am until 12noon at Watton Sports Centre,
pruned hard in spring unless you want them to entire paper again but as ever, keep weeding. Dereham Road, Watton IP25 6EZ
stay tall of course, the shorter ones can be left to it No cost involved No auditions No pressure to
and the ground cover ones can be a bit thuggish perform Refreshments included
but are wonderful on an awkward bank where Diabetes UK There are many benefits when it comes to
mowing grass would be suicidal. They can all Tami from Wiltshire Farmfoods was our speaker joining a choir; the social side, a chance to
suffer from a rust but this doesn’t seem to have too in August. She did a fantastic and informative make new friends and to meet others who have
much of an adverse effect. I have the shorter one presentation before letting us sample some of the an interest in music. Singing in a group has
and prune off any straggly stems and it makes an food. Then Tami finished the rest of her scientifically been proven to be good for your
attractive little mound. Eventually it loses its presentation and was warmly thanked by the health.
leaves but has been known to carry them right into group. She is a great asset to Wiltshire Farmfoods “We are growing in confidence as individuals
a mild winter. The trees, too, have weathered the and extremely well informed. and as a group!” “I like the challenge of taking
heat better than I thought. Obviously their roots At our next meeting, Monday September 10th, we me out of my comfort zone”
have gone down a long way in this sandy soil. will have the Chair and secretary from the Contact Jo on 07398035290 or email
Even the fruit trees have done well. The apples Norwich & District Diabetes Youth Group as our for more details or
and pear trees I have produced bumper crops, speakers. This group has an age range of 1 to 18 a chat
albeit with smaller fruits (so far – this is on the years, so the other end of the age scale to our
deadline for the paper) and a huge June drop. group! As usual, the meeting is at 10.15am at the Wayland Mens Shed
Finally in this Cook’s Tour I found that the Pentecostal Church, Watton - whom we thank for
Finally we have some rain after the prolonged dry
ornamental grasses loved this summer. All of the the generous use of their facilities.
heatwave we have been experiencing but whilst
five or six I grow have thrived, even the one in a For details of this, or any of our meetings, please
the hot weather has been welcomed its intensity
pot. That being the case why hasn’t the lawn phone Helen 01953 884713, leave a message and
has curtailed our activities here at Mens Shed and
grass?! I will get back to you. Or you can email
several of our members have also been away on
I recently read an article by Monty Don on the
holiday so things have slowed down somewhat.
subject of getting the garden in the best possible
Thanks to members Jezz Hookham and Brian
shape for summers like this one. First of all, Community support for Lawrence our meeting place in Church Walk is
prepare the soil by digging in or just mulching
local residents looking much brighter with a fresh coat of pain on
with lots of organic matter. The late Beth Chatto
We live in a large rural county that, for many, our windows and doors. We will continue with
wrote ‘The Dry Garden’ and then created the
is an excellent place to live and work but when our improvements at “The old School House” and
gravel garden on the previous car park at her
things go wrong they hit the most vulnerable in the next work in the pipeline will be to repair the
garden in Essex, probably even drier than Norfolk.
our communities the hardest. old Boundary wall at the front of the building that
Monty recommends shrubs like ceanothus,
Community Action Norfolk (CAN) is a has been damaged by vandals, fingers crossed this
perovskia, box, artemisia, cistus and plants like
Norfolk charity that works in partnership with will be done in the next week or two together with
grasses, stachys, santolina, lavender, rosemary and
a number of other organisations to develop and some new guttering, all in an attempt to tidy up
agapanthus. He mentions sedum, verbena
improve local community support. They’re our tired old building.
bonariensis and agapanthus.I am happy that I have
working alongside the Health Service’s Due to the weather our garden Project has been
most of his recommendations but must make an
Supported Care team in North and South slow progress and my vision of having it ready for
effort to plant agapanthus and cistus. Most of
Norfolk on a project to help people who have the end of august is now looking less likely but
these plants will also do well in what we might
just been discharged from hospital, and those who there is always next year.
have as a typical English summer in these parts.
are at risk of hospital admission, to find support A group of our WMS members attended the
Further north and west and it’s a different story.
from within the community. “Wayland Agricultural Show” again this year with
So having summed up my own situation for the
If, for example, someone needs to get back to health 8 members taking it in turn to man our stand in
summer so far we get all too quickly to
after suffering an injury in a fall, or if they have a what I am told was a barren marquee but an
September. It’s anyone’s guess what the weather
wound or an infection, the Supported Care team, enjoyable day was had by all in spite of the heat
will bring but one thing is for sure, we shall more
nurses, physiotherapists and reablement and there was a constant flow of enquiries from
than likely have to give the lawn a little tlc. All
practitioners, will look after the patient’s medical gentlemen interested in our group here in Watton.
the experts say don’t water grass as it will recover
needs for a week or so until they either recover, or Tuesday 7th August was the day a group of our
and green up after some rain. To a point. Mine
members and friends visited the “Gressenhall
Autumn Yoga Retreat has developed bright green grass patches but kept
the majority of the brown dead stuff. I know they
say that the leaves will die off but the roots will
are assessed as needing more, or different, care or
support. CAN has two Community Development
Officers who are working alongside the medical
Rural Museum” near Dereham, Its many years
since I last visited the museum and I was
pleasantly surprised to see how much it has grown
survive but after quite a respectable amount of rain teams across North and South Norfolk to find just
19-21 October it is rather obvious that nobody told my grass. the right support for patients from local voluntary and improved and with so much to see and learn
and community organisations. about the local heritage of Norfolk and the
Hosted by susanyoga The best way to deal with it is to scarify it well
pioneering families that settled and worked here
with a spring-tined rake then sow more seed. It Tonya Winsley, one of the Community
A weekend to slow down and find a real sense of peace, an will then need water, hopefully rain, but if this Development Officers for CAN explains: before us. It also has some lovely walks and
opportunity to recharge and chill out a little before winter as “We know, that, following a hospital stay, or a gardens to see as well as a Cafe where prices are
fails it’s worth giving it a really good soak. Every
medical episode that puts somebody at risk of very reasonable and a nice cup of tea and a cake
we transition from one season to another. two or three years it’s a good idea to spike it either
hospital admission such as a fall, some people, goes down well on a hot day. Its well worth a visit
with a garden fork or a machine. If you do it with
Staying at the stunning Briarfields Hotezl on the North a fork you certainly won’t need a gym after the particularly those in our community who are so give it a try.
Norfolk Coast with luxury accommodation included all elderly, frail or who don’t have friends or Our up and coming list of outings and activities is
raking and spiking. Push the fork into the ground
relations to help out, do need some additional as follows: 30th August a visit to Bressingham
surrounded by beautiful countryside and views of the sea! about four inches deep and six inches apart. Then
support if they are to stay physically and Gardens & Steam Experience Museum * 18th
top dress with a thin layer of compost and an
Places limited. Contact Susan for further details on autumn feed. This will have to be brushed in emotionally well, and independent for longer. September, a coach trip to Bletchley Park (The
We often find that it’s basic local support that Code breakers) “ A few seats are available so give
07776 440542 or e mail using a stiff broom – more exercise. If you can’t
us a call if you would like to come along. * 28th
get to do this in September all is not lost if you do people need to just get them back on their feet
that makes all the difference; grocery September is our “Quiz & Chips” evening at our
it in October and there’s probably more chance of
shopping, help to prepare a hot meal or snack, Hall in Church Walk, 6.30 for 7pm. * 9th
decent rain.
help to move a trip-hazard, such as a rug or December a visit to “West Tofts Church” for a
Other tasks once you’ve done the lawn and had a
furniture, a lift to a local activity or event, Xmas Carol Service. * 9th December, Is our
lie down are a little gentler. Keep watering and
maybe dog-walking, or just somebody with Christmas Dinner at Broom Hall. * Various other
dead-heading flowers, including cutting down to
whom to share a hobby or a regular friendly events coming up so watch this space.
the ground perennial flowered stems. Roses will
chat over a cuppa.” Our opening times at our meeting place ; The old
need dead-heading as well and to save a bit of
Local charities, church groups, Parish School House , Church Walk, Watton, are;
time in October I tend to take a longer stem when
Councils, the Good Neighbour Scheme, local Monday and Wednesdays: 9.30am to 1pm. &
cutting roses as half-pruning in October is
businesses, community transport schemes and Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 1pm ( the
recommended to avoid wind-rock. If you have
individual volunteers can often rally round and computer room is open), please note due to
hedges of any sort now is the time to be clipping
prevent somebody from going back downhill, various activities on rare occasions some days
them and conifers and evergreens can be planted
physically or emotionally; vary the opening times. Visitor are always
or moved this month. Again, this can be left until
Tonya says: “CAN is keen to hear from any welcome, the kettle is on so pop in for a cuppa
October if necessary. One expert said that
existing local groups that offer support to local and a chat, give us a look, no obligation to join
clipping conifers or evergreens should be done in
residents, so that we can pass on their details to if you don’t want to. That’s all for now.
October anyway, particularly the ones that don’t
Supported Care’s patients, when appropriate, Cheers, Richard our e mail :
regenerate when cut. Yew is better than most as it
and we also want to hear about any gaps; or tel:01953
will come back from hard pruning.
support that people feel they need, but find that 881004.
Plant spring bulbs – one of the year’s more joyful
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members are justly proud of the many come in to have a look. The two girls in the
Great Hockham different varieties of herb they grow and the picture, Elsa (left) and Lauren Chard, with
novel ways they can be incorporated into the mum, come up to me and very unhappily
Gardening Club many intoxicating dishes on offer. We were all say, “We put two entries on the table this
For our last meeting of the 2017/18 season we looking forward to a relaxing trip to the oldest morning and they are not there anymore.
had our annual social. This was hosted by long oak in the village, but for some reason we Have you any idea as to where they have
time members Jane and Chris Dalton, who didn’t get around to it. It’s a great shame we gone?”
always work very hard on these occasions. I’m didn’t go, as it is quite a well-known location. For each class in a section there is a 1st, 2nd
sure all members join me in offering them our Legend has it that it was a site of pagan and 3rd prize. All the firsts are then
sincere thanks. worship although it’s thought this activity fell compared and an overall section prize is
As is customary at these events everyone out of favour after the exceptionally cold awarded. We moved all the section overall
brings along a plate of food to share. As you spring. winners to a central table. My explanation
might expect from a gardening club there is In April we were approached by a member of that they were both overall winners in their
always a high proportion of home grown the Wayland Show committee as to whether respective sections turned sorrow to joy.
produce. As well as vegetables and fruit the we would be able to help out with their This was the first time I had attended the
horticultural and craft sections. Wayland Show and I must say that before I
Some of the club members went I would have been a bit daunted by
expressed an interest and we, entering my stuff at such a prestigious event.
with the help of an interested In fact those who contributed entries were
non-member, took on the task. the same kind everyday folk as those who
The main difference between entered the Hockham show. In fact some of
the Wayland Show and the one them were exactly the same people. So next
we used to run at Hockham year we are looking for more members from
was that other people carried the club to contribute.
out all the heavy lifting and Our last meeting of this season will be on
supply of equipment. The Wednesday 12th September, our AGM. After
whole thing went off extremely we have had our say there will be refreshments
well, but we think we might be provided and a slide show.
able to improve it next year! New members are always welcome. For
Yes, we think we might be details visit our website at:
doing it again.
After the judging the public Edward Szczepanowski.

legislation and how these would affect the event with lunch at Thetford Garden Centre.
The New Year keeping of members records and the way in We had a splendid lunch and caused a few
which publicity of events should appear. You eyebrows to be raised but it was all good fun
Begins! may notice that only forenames of members will and hopefully good publicity. This being the
Strange to think of the new year starting in July, be included in my reports from now on! very first Norfolk Day for the County we had
but that is what it does for Inner Wheel clubs as Membership is always a subject for little time to decide on anything more
new Presidents begin their year of office and discussion as some clubs close from lack of ambitious – keep an eye out for what we
new officers of clubs attend their District new members, a common problem for many decide to do next year!
meeting to talk and discuss the affairs of their organisations these days. Inner Wheel is a Our next event is a BBQ in member Stella's
clubs. A common theme to most discussions great organisation and it's members seek to garden for members and partners, we hope the
was the new rules about the data protection provide fun, friendship and support for it's sun keeps shining – but not quite so hot!
members as well as fundraising for causes As mentioned in my last report we look forward
local, national and international, so if you to two public events on October 26th when we
are at all interested in becoming involved have a special Flower Arranging
do please contact me, Brenda on 01953 afternoon and on November 4th when the
881792 or secretary, Pam on 01953 Martham Military Wives choir, The Bluebirds,
880904. supported by the West End Waiters present an
The first meeting of the new year for our afternoon concert to celebrate The Armistice.
club was held at President Valerie's home Tickets for both will be in Mullengers at the
where we were greeted with drinks both beginning of September.
alchoholic and non and various nibbles As I write this it is actually raining, a welcome
whilst some of our members settled to the change from all that heat and wasn't the storm
making of fascinators and corsages to that struck on the evening of July 27th
wear on Norfolk Day on July 27th when spectacular! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
we would wear them to celebtrate this Correspondent Brenda

Breckland Cats Protection thyroxine and are usually in tablet form and often lives several more years.
need to be given daily for life. Blood The cat in the photograph is Lucy, who
You have probably heard of the thyroid gland, samples need to be checked periodically to belongs to one of our volunteers. Lucy has the
which can cause problems in some older cats. ensure that thyroid levels are within the opposite condition – she has hypothyroidism,
The thyroid is made up of two glands located normal range and, if not the dosage will which means she does not produce any
on either side of the windpipe, at the base of need to be adjusted. Surgery involves thyroxine at all. It is a very rare condition in
your cat's neck. These glands produce removing one or both glands of the thyroid cats. Lucy therefore has to have thyroxine
thyroxine, a hormone which helps to regulate under general anaesthesia. Radiation is an tablets every day of her life, to keep her alive
the metabolic rate. Sometimes the thyroid irreversible treatment whereby cats are and healthy. However, she has learnt that if
becomes overactive and produces excessive injected with radioactive iodine which she gobbles up her tablets by herself, she then
amounts of thyroxine and this is known as destroys the abnormal thyroid tissue, while gets 2 Dreamies!! She is such a clever girl.
hyperthyroidism and it speeds up metabolism. leaving the normal cells unaffected. For help or advice, or if you need assistance
It can be diagnosed by a blood test. The signs A veterinary diet has recently become with the cost of neutering, please call us on
of hyperthyroidism is increased appetite and or available which contains low levels of 01842 810018. Rita Thompson.
thirst; weight loss, hyperactivity and iodine and may help to normalise thyroid
restlessness; vomiting and diarrhoea; poor coat levels. But it must be fed as the only source
condition; enlargement of the thyroid gland of food with no access to other food,
and a fast heart rate. If left untreated, including prey.
hyperthyroidism will begin to affect other Each cat and owner is different, so it is
major organs, such as the heart of the liver and important to discuss the different treatments
will eventually be fatal. options with your vet to decide what is best
The treatment options include medication, for your particular cat.
surgery or radiation and in some cases Once a cat is treated he will return to normal
feeding a veterinary diet. Drugs are fairly quickly in most cases. If the disease has
available that block the production of been detected and treated early on, the cat

hed bin searvin up fer Norrige Cittys fust win. tew park tha bus. Poor ole boy wos in a ward
Tha Ovington Crower I hefta gi’ tha cownsil thar dew, cos tha wi sum otha ole boys wot wos orl done up in
Hare yew gittin on tergitha, gittin yewsed tew rearcing wos pretty gud an thar wos a lotta goo bandages an hed thar arms an legs hung from
tha propa summer weatha?. carts a hullin tharselves down tha hill. Cos orl hooks in tha roof. “Cor Blarst” I say “Wos orl
Well thet hot spell gi us tha charnse tew git tha tha people wotchin wos hoopin fer a rite ole up wi this lot, then” “Well” he say. “They wos
harvist in, an in gud time anorl. Thet worn’t smash up, but tha ole cowncil Chairmawtha in tha pub an a coach load of Ipswich
sich a gud crop tha year but thet dint need no wos stood on boy Peter’s traila with wun o supportas cum in an git orl uppity cos city hed
drying so we shud break evin I rekkun. Now them lowd speekas, an she kep evrywun in lorst agin an thar lot hed wun, thar kep
thas hed a bitta rearn on the land we shell sune orda, no wun dassn’t dew anything daft dew mobbing tha Norrige boys an sune thar wos a
hefta git tha ole plow out an git stuck in. We’re else she wood’ve cum down like a tun o bricks rite ding dong an our boys cum orf wus, cos
sold orl tha bales o straw orl reddy, strate orf on thar hid. Thet hent in my natsher tew give thar wos a masterful lot of tha Ipswich boys,
tha fild so we hent got enny cartin tew dew credit tew tha cowncil, but I gotta say thar did so thar ended up in hare alonga me”
neetha. orlrite. Tha Chairmawtha rekkun thy orta dew “Hare yew gittin on then ole partner?”
I wos goonta ter say thas bin orl quiet in tha it agin nex year, but she dint hev tew dew orl “Well I’m betterannerhebbin, so shud be hoom
willage, but I forgot abowt tha yewshul Parish the luggin tha bales abowt, wot meard the run afore Satdi, gotta see if City win fer wunce”
Cownsil goo cart rearce down Chuch rood, down tha hill a bit of a rare ole tittermatorta. Well ths gittin leart arlier now so thet ownt be
wot thar hev evra year. Ole Masta P hev bin in hospittle fer sevrul long afore tha shops are full of Christmus
Horry an me went up tha Horl cos thar wos a days an I thort I orta goo an see how he ware jollificashuns. I see tha parish lanterns shining
bitta grub gooin, hent got no beer tho, so we gittin on. I took tha bus cos thet dew stop so its orf tew bed. Fare yew well tergitha, and
hatta hoss orf hoom an git a few bottles wot I outside the Hospittle an yew dunt hev tew pay dunt fergit Dew yew kip a troshin. Boy Sid
The Wayland News September 2018 Page 6

Jewel of a play
for Boo and Hiss
This year’s production from the Boo and
Hiss Theatre Company is a jewel of a play.
The significance of that statement will
become clear at the end of the production.
Finding the right play for us is becoming
ever more time consuming, and Alan
spends a lot of time searching and talking to
publishers. Over the years he has built up a
good relationship with several publishers,
and their help in finding the right play has
been a great help. One of our problems is
finding a play with a large enough cast,
because we are in the very fortunate
position of having a strong and large
membership. This year’s play has 11
characters, a real mixed bunch.
So what have we found this year? After
reading several plays we picked “Play
Safe,” a very modern farce, with a
copyright date of 2016. You can’t get much
more up to date than that!
So, without giving too much away, what
is it about? It is set in the Fairlawn before you know you are in for a good now on sale at Mullenger’s Estate Agents
Retreat for retired and resting members night out, with laughs all the way. If you in Watton. All seats are reserved, so to
of the entertainment industry. But all is have not been before, then why not come get the best seats, book early.
not what it seems, and resting is not the and see what fun it all is. At only £6 a We have, as ever, all had great fun at
way to describe the goings on. And are ticket it is really good value. We can keep rehearsals. After all, that is what we do it
these people for real, or are they just our ticket prices low because we have all for. If you enjoy watching it as much
pretending to be what they seem at first good audiences, with many a complete as we have doing it we will all have a
meeting? And why are they looking for sell-out performance. great time. Hope to see you there.
the combination to a safe they do not Performance nights are Thursday 27th, As I am directing this year I will miss my
have? And who are these two young men Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of time on the stage, but I have really
who turn up, and why are they here? September at the Queens Hall. The bar is enjoyed directing again. They are a great
All will be revealed as the plot thickens, open before the show, when you can also bunch of people to work with, so thank
with many a twist along the way. order your interval drinks, during the you cast and thank you the audience.
If you have been to our productions interval, and after the show. Tickets are Keith Gilbert

hesitate to let us
Watton Country know as soon as
possible if you
Market are thinking
Watton Country Market has been on the about a custom
road over the last few weeks with ‘ Pop made item.
Up’ Markets all over the place! We We continue to
attended Carbrooke Flower Festival, The recruit new
Queens Hall for What’s on in Watton, Members so if
Great Ellingham Ted Fest and the you are
Scrappy Races at Ovington. We also interested in
continue to support our Market becoming a
Colleagues at the Wymondham and producer please
Downham Market Country Markets. Our call in and speak
green aprons are almost getting worn out, to Linda, our
but we are looking forward to attending Market Manager
Lancaster House in Watton on the 26th who will be able
August and we will be holding a special to explain all
Carnival Market on the 16th September! about
Despite the glorious summer weather we Membership. If you have not yet shopped our food producers hold a current
have enjoyed, it is already time to start with us, why not visit us and check out Certificate in Food Hygiene. We are
opening our Christmas Order Books and our range of locally produced baked always at the Christian Community
we will be happy to help with any goods, savouries, preserves, honey, eggs, Centre, every Wednesday morning
bespoke gifts you require or of course produce, plants and crafts. We can cater 8.30am – 11.30am, we are looking
festive food orders. Please do not for special dietary requirements and all forward to serving you.
The Wayland News September 2018 Page 8
year and the overall winner is presented Wash. They support over 20,000 water
St Margaret's with a prize. fowl, 239 different birds, 30 mammals, 16
As mentioned in last month’s Wayland fish species, plus 20 different species of
Church Breccles News – our Resolution of Mental Health dragonflies and 22 species of butterflies.
Historic Font vote was taken to the National meeting and
our representative from Saham Toney WI
Tony took us through the seasons of the
year, giving details of when the above
gave a comprehensive report. The motion species can be found on the wetlands in
was discussed at the National Conference each season.
and the vote carried (5945 For and 103 In spring, the Hooper Swans and the
Against) the aim is to improve a better Bewicks, which have been overwintering
understanding of Mental Health. on the wetlands, return to their summer
After our usual refreshments, notices were quarters. The Hooper swans to Iceland, and
given and Pam Morgan alerted the meeting the Bewicks to Russia. Then the breeding
to a new community project ‘Love Norfolk, waders, such as the Drumming Snipes,
Hate Waste’. Members were asked to sign Lapwings and Avocets start to arrive. He
up to pick up 3 pieces of litter they come told us that they had Blackwing Stilts for
across whilst out walking along our streets the first time last year, and that the
and dispose of it responsibly. This is a Blacktailed Godwit is now in decline. A
positive, active way to keep our streets tidy team of volunteers go out and collect the
and clean, again reminiscent to WI past eggs of the Godwit, and raise the chicks,
Resolution of Keep Britain Tidy. This is and then release them to return to their
something we can all achieve on a daily native country of South Africa. They have
basis making our environment cleaner and so far bred 60 chicks.
more attractive, instilling a feeling of In the summer months Damselflies,
wellbeing to each one of us aiding our dragonflies and butterflies and thousands of
Mental Health. different species of moths can be seen. You
During this month many Members braved will also find lots of nocturnal wildlife,
The restoration of the Norman and medieval the high temperatures to walk along Stan’s such as different species of bats and barn
font at St Margret's Church, Breccles Has Walk to Griston in support of Associated owls. Wild flowers such as the Marsh
been completed. The fine detail of the Countrywomen of the World (ACWW) Orchid and Purple Loosestrife flourish on
carving has now been revealed. where donations were made in order to the wetlands.
The carving on the East face is of four participate. In the autumn, the Mallards, Swans, geese
figures under arches, perhaps the To support Norfolk Day, the WI set up and ducks start to arrive for the winter.
Evangelists, on the North face blind Stone Painting and craft for children and Winter sees the arrival of birds such as
arcading, on the west face two Green Men members of the public outside Wayland Ruffs, Spoonbills, and the Spotted
and on the South face foliate decoration. House. I’m sure everyone enjoyed this Flycatcher. The wetlands in East Anglia,
The work was completed thanks to a £500 event. also supports lots of Cranes. Pintail Ducks,
grant from AllChurches Trust. The Book Club held its first meeting this Shovel Ducks and Mute Swans (which are
month. This was held in member’s peaceful also owned by the Queen) can be found in
garden setting whilst enjoying strawberries, abundance. Water Voles and Brown Hares
Watton Evening WI cake and drinks whilst the nominated book can be seen throughout the year.
Our speaker at our meeting in July saw Julie ‘ Campari for Breakfast’ by Sara Crowe was He finished his talk, by telling us that the
Porter display and instruct on how to make discussed and awarded points. The next Ouse Wash is the most important wintering
clothes, bags and hats out of recycled book nominated is ‘The Improbability of site in Western Europe. A place that bird
materials. The fabric from umbrellas, Love’ by Hannah Rothschild and members lovers and wildlife enthusiasts should all
tights, plastic bags and even mens ties were hope this will be a more enjoyable read. visit!
all put to good use to produce skirts, It was definitely a busy month for us. In The speaker for September is Georgette
Christmas wreaths, rain hats/ capes, even addition the Lunch Club enjoyed delicious Vale as Lucilla Reeve.
garden or tool bags were made from jeans food at the Hare & Barrel and the Craft The No1 pub lunch group will be going to
no longer able to be worn. It was absolutely Group met for two sessions at 10am and The Windmill at Great Cressingham on
amazing that items could be recycled to 7pm to allow all those wishing to attend to Thursday 13 September. The No2 pub
produce such high quality items. Definitely be able to do so. lunch group will be going to The Swan at
a look back to WI origins of producing So if you wish to know more about the WI Hillborough on Tuesday 25 September.
things out of discarded, outdated, fabrics. or would like to join us as a guest (guest fee A group of members visited the St. Peters
We will all look at old clothes and items in £3.50) please contact our Secretary, Carol Brewery and Hall at South Elmham earlier
a very different light with the view of Robeson on 01953 881006 who would be this month. We had a very interesting tour
making something new. Such an pleased to speak to you. of the hall and brewery followed by a
accomplished lady and very entertaining. delicious tea.
Members were invited to participate in the Watton U3A In October a visit has been arranged to RAF
competition for this month and this was won Our speaker in July was Tony Winchester Marham. Because it is for a limited number
by Sally with a hat made of recycled plastic from the Welney Wetland Centre. Tony has another visit will take place in March.
carrier bags and 2nd place was Jan and 3rd been a volunteer at the centre for 5 years. In Please contact our Membership Secretary,
was Steph. Those winning members total, they have ten centres across the UK, Jacqui Cummings 01953 881716, if you
entering the monthly competition receive and they manage over 1300 acres of would like to become a member of the
points which are counted at the end of the wetland grass, including 21% of the Ouse Watton U3A, or would like further details.

Watton Society
Watton Society visited a "Little Building
with a Big Story" and what a story.
Langham Dome's story began in 1918 with
the birth of the air force through to being the
closest British base to Berlin WWII.
Langham Dome is only a small part of what
was an important air base, covering the
North Sea Coastal Defences.
The presentation was very interesting,
extremely funny at times, and very well done.
A most worthwhile visit. Our next meeting is
at 7.45pm on Wednesday 19th September,
back at the Watton Christian Community
Centre when the speaker will be Mark
Reynolds "My life in Cartoons". Look forward
to seeing you all then. Look at our website and
posters for more information.
Visit to Wymondham Abbey
As part of its summer programme of outings
twenty three members of the Watton Society
visited Wymondham Abbey for an evening
guided tour on Wednesday, 18th July. Our
guide was waiting for us at the Abbey door
and when we were all assembled he told us still be disappointed.
about the fascinating history of the Abbey.
This was followed by a walk around the
inside when our guide pointed out
Deadlines! While I have until now, made every effort to
accommodate everyone, it is likely that
Page space is allocated strictly on a first there will be an increasing number of
interesting windows and sculptures,
come, first served basis. 12 Noon on the disappointed contributors as (in the case of
amongst many other things.
15th of the month preceding publication is this paper) I have to revisit the layout several
After very enjoyable refreshments we
carried on our tour outside, looking at the now the last date and time that copy will be times and reduce font size in order to
layout of the grounds and the herb gardens. considered for inclusion. Arrival of copy accommodate later contributors.
The old and new buildings have been before deadline does not guarantee Please take note that I will be much stricter
beautifully blended together. How lucky we inclusion, if you wish to be certain your entry about this in future and not compromise the
are to have this wonderful building so close gets published, then please make sure it readability of The Wayland News in a vain
to Watton. arrives in plenty of time otherwise you may attempt to keep everyone happy!
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Watton Churches Together September website ( must be
St. Mary’s Church, Watton The Wayland Norfolk Day + 2 completed in full. You do not have to be the @ St Mary’s Watton on 29th July owner of a plot of land in order to submit a
Follow us @StMarysWatton Partnership NORFOLK
proposal, but in that case, you will need to
provide evidence of the landowner's
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, The Opening of the Sensory Garden at
Skies of blue, fluffy clouds float by. agreement to that.
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays Wayland House on September28th will be
Green pastures fresh. Sites that were reviewed by Breckland
between 10.30am and 12 noon - Gerry Foster followed on the 29th by the opening of the
Poppies red, faces up, tall and proud. Council in its Strategic Housing Land
Autumn exhibition “A Feast for Autumn” at the
Open for Visitors Wednesday 10.30-3.00pm Wayland Dragonfly Gallery. While this will be
Dew drops glistening. Availability Assessments of 2014 and 2015
Thursday 10-12.30pm. Deer dancing. and have not since been granted planning
an open, mixed media exhibition, the general
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion No ceilings. permission will be considered if put forward,
theme will be the colours, the weather, the
2nd Wednesday Morning Worship Vistas in abundance. even if Breckland Council deemed them non-
scenery and the foods of Autumn. We will
Tractors slow, like armies marching through preferred, but still require completion of this
Thursdays 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers welcome all styles and media from textiles to
freshly turned earth.
oil painting, from miniature craft items to large form.
Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers Life new, with birds soaring to the heavens. In addition to this call for sites, the
5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise wood turning or mosaics. If you are an artist
Sun scorching, winds soft. Neighbourhood Plan Work Group, acting on
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yr and would like to take part, contact Jan on
The sea near, comforting in its contour. behalf of the Parish Council, may choose to
881709. There will be a Private Viewing on
Re-starts 9th September Saturday 29th September.
Quiet and calm, Norfolk. contact landowners, their agents and
Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching God’s Garden. developers to invite proposals for specific
In November we will hold a commemorative
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm Exhibition for the end of the First World War– By Tina Kiddell. Mayor of Watton sites they are aware of.
Tel: 01953 881252 ‘Wayland Remembers’. More details next Please note that information submitted will be
A Congregation of 92 from St Mary’s and the made available in the public domain and will
Sun 2nd 8.00am Holy Communion month. benefice of Ashill, Saham Toney, Carbrooke
Our Christmas Exhibition is ‘Deck the Halls’. not be treated as confidential.
10.00am Holy Communion and Ovington joined in the celebration of This Call for Sites will run from 17th August
Sun 9th 8.00am Holy Communion We would like to Deck the Dragonfly Gallery Norfolk Day at a “Songs of Praise” Group
with a wide range of gifts and crafts and cards 2018 till 18th October2018.
10.00am Informal Holy Communion Service on 29th July, 2018. The service Proposals shall be returned by e-mail to
as well as painting . We have always been able included poems written about Norfolk which
Sun 16th 8.00am Holy Communion to provide our community with some unique
10.00am Holy Communion were read aloud with hymns to suit. The Mayor It shall be clearly understood that the Parish
festive gifts and seasonal cards which cannot be Tina Kiddell read the first poem written for her
2.30pm Café Stop at the Blenheim Centre found elsewhere in the town. More details an Council shall not be obliged to accept any or
Civic Service which captured the very essence all preferred sites beyond a number that
Sun 23rd 8.00am Holy Communion application forms from Wayland House. of our beloved County. It was a special day for achieves Breckland Council's housing
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 September/October/November are food festival all of us with bunting and flags made by the
months and we are planning a really special allocation for the Parish, or that specified in
12 noon Holy Baptism children adorning the church. Not forgetting the the Neighbourhood plan, if higher. The
6.30pm Choral Evensong event which we hope to hold in Thompson’s perfect finale of tea and Norfolk Shortcake after
lovely new Community Hall with a celebrity assessment of each site will be conducted by
Sun 30th 8.00am Holy Communion the service. an independent group (AECOM).
guest and a cake decorating competition. We It makes me so proud to be living in this
10.30am Group Service want to plan a really fun evening but we also The final method of assessment will be
at SS P & P Church, Carbrooke glorious County! Lorraine Eldridge, Organist St published later and those who submit
want to raise some funds to help pay for the Mary’s Watton
core costs which support all the very successful proposals will be informed of the final
Watton Methodist Church assessment criteria before an assessment projects like the Memory Café, the Men’s Shed,
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and the Job Club, the Gallery, Tourism events and
so on, without which we would not be able to
Saham Toney In accordance with the Saham Toney Housing
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. write funding bids and support projects to their Needs Assessment which was published in
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large conclusion. We will also hold a marketplace at Neighbourhood March 2018, proposed sites should ideally
provide at least an element of one and two-
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. the event where people who produce locally
Sun 2nd 10.30am Miss J Woor
6.30pm Revd B Winner
sourced, food related good such as jams and
chutneys can book a stall. More information
Plan - Call for bed roomed properties.
If you have aspirations for alternative uses of
land other than residential housing, then we
Sun 9th 10.30am Rev B Winner
6.30pm Revd A King
next month.
Sites would also like to hear from you. In
To strengthen the Saham Toney Neighbourhood particular, we would welcome details of land
Sun 16th 11.00am Town Carnival Service Plan it has been decided to allocate sites in it - that you may wish to see taken forward to
6.30pm Mr A Warby What’s on at St i.e. decide which are the most suitable sites in provide wider community benefit.
Sun 23rd 10.30am Mrs E Warby the village to fulfil our housing target till 2036. Those considering making proposals should
6.30pm Local Arrangement Mary’s Church, This has the unanimous approval of the Parish bear in mind that any potential land which is
Sun 30th 10.30am Revd B Winner Council and is fully supported by all three of not put forward at this stage may not be
6.30pm Revd C Shanganya
Watton our consultants. subsequently considered for allocation during
Thursday 6th Sept 10.00am Thursday Chat a In accordance with a key principle of the Plan - the period of the Plan i.e. 2019 - 2036.
Roman Catholic Community social coffee morning at St Mary’s Church, all that the right type of housing in the right places Additionally, sites can only be proposed for
Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church welcome is welcomed - this will provide more certainty allocation if they are demonstrably
ADventure restarts Sunday 9th September to the Parish Council, villagers, landowners, deliverable and this is a matter which should
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill 10.00am-11.30am free for 0-16 years. Breakfast land agents and developers alike, as to where be addressed address in submissions.
Sun 2nd 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching and development may take place throughout the Any site allocation in the final version of the
Sun 9th 9.30am Family Holy Communion continues each Sunday term time only. Plan's life to 2036, and on what scale of what Neighbourhood Plan will establish the
Sun 16th 9.30am Morning Worship Mondays 10th, 17th, 24th September 9.30am type it will be. principle of development of the land in
Story Bags at St Mary’s Church for parents and Site allocation involves a detailed, fair and question for housing development, subject to
Sun 23rd 9.30am Holy Communion
preschool children during term time only. objective assessment of all identified sites, normal planning requirements and
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney Mondays 10th, 17th, 24th September1st using criteria that determine the acceptability of permission, and compliance with criteria set
Sun 2nd 11.00am Lay Led Worship Watton Rainbow Brownies at St Mary’s Church the site in relation to Local and Neighbourhood out in a plan policy dealing with that
Rooms Plan policies as well as infrastructure, allocation.
Sun 9th 11.00am Family Holy Communion
for girls aged 5-7 years. The Rainbows will be environmental and other considerations. After completion of the site allocation
Sun 16th 11.00am All Age Worship process the Neighbourhood Plan will be
meeting each Monday at St Mary’s Church The reasons for doing this were explained at the
Sun 23rd 11.00am Holy Communion during term time. village presentation on 14th August, but if you updated to reflect the results and will include
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke or look on were unable to attend that, you can find the draft policies for preferred sites. A public
Facebook presentation and more information on site consultation exercise will follow, and
Sun 2nd 10.30am Family Holy Communion
The August Winner of the 100 Club Draw was allocations on our website ( comments from villagers, Breckland Council
Sun 9th 10.30am All Age Worship number 4 Jill Conie and other relevant organisations will be
As part of a process to identify potential sites
Sun 16th 10.30am Holy Communion Please note there will be NO Cinema at St anyone can put forward site(s) for considered before finalising the plan.
Sun 23rd 10.30am Lay Led Worship Mary’s in September but films will be shown consideration. For a site to be included in the Any questions relating to this Call for Sites
Sun 30th 10.30am Group Service of Holy Communion again in October. assessment the pro-forma given on our shall be addressed to
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington
Sun 2nd 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 16th 10.30am Harvest Festival
Sun 23rd 6.00pm Hymns for a Summer Evening

All Saints Church, Threxton
Our service at All Saints Church Threxton will
be on Sunday 2nd September at 10.30a.m.
A warm welcome to everyone.

Dereham Indoor
Bowls Club
With the winter season on its way in mid September, anyone
interested in playing Bowls the Coaching Team are in
attendance on Sundays from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Whilst a Club
official is at the Club on Tues and Thursday mornings to
answer any questions. The Club have eleven leagues during the
week. Three roll ups and Three Saturday sides in county
leagues, One Ladies and Two men's.
The Wayland News September 2018 Page 10
back many memories such as rationing complex and unbelievable. There were July. I was lucky enough to be asked to read thousands of people from towns and cities.
Shipdham & and being mortified by relatives; the fact those who liked the parallel stories, some out my Norfolk poem at the church service at At least 90 towns and over 200,000 people
that she said she couldn’t be pregnant even prefering the old tale of Tobias and St Marys which was a celebration of all were affected. Damage initially was
District Book Group because she wasn’t, when she was and the the Angel from the Apocrypha to the things Norfolk. It was a beautiful service that estimated at around A$1 billion before it
At our July meeting we discussed Bad prose was rich and beautifully expressed, more modern whilst others found it made me feel incredibly proud to live in such was raised to $2.38 billion. There were 33
Blood a memoir by Lorna Sage academic, the latter remark from some who disliked confusing. We did find it difficult to place a fine county. deaths Three-quarters of the council areas
Professor of English at UEA, literary the book. Less favourable were: in time with discussion on when the Sunday 5th was the wayland show, which within the state of Queensland were
critic and much more. It was written when monotonous; disliked the dreadful Italian currency was changed, later than was another proud day for me in that I got to declared disaster zones.
Sage had terminal cancer. Her own grandfather who appeared to take up 50% we thought, and the doubts ove reference meet lots of wonderful two-legged people So as you can see Australia is a nation of
experience is divided into three sections of the book; difficult to read; possibly an to mobile phones, which appeared earlier and a fair few four legged ones, animals that constant changes and like you we complain
focusing on her grandparents’ marriage, attempt by Sage to show her acheivement than we thought. Possibly the key to such is! It was a real celebration of how great our when the temperature does not suit or
her parents’ marriage, and her despite a bad start and it inspired no divergence comes from Salley Vickers agricultural heritage is in the wayland area lifestyle. Come visit one day you might be
adolescence culminating in her own memories. Most were interested in the work as an analytical psychotherapist and and many thanks go to Claire Bowes and all surprised. Although the jet lag will knock
marriage following her seemingly fact that some of the early detail came lectures on links betweenh literature and the organisers of such a wonderful day for all you flying for 3 or 4 days before you can
unexplained pregnancy at 16 followed by from her grandfather’s diaries given to psychology. It was an excellent meeting. of Norfolk. I will definatly be going again start to enjoy it. Take care in the heat.
graduating with her husband from Sage by her father after her mother’s For the meeting on 19th September we next year.
Durham University. During World War death. This included his affairs and are reading The Essex Serpent by Sarah Monday 6th saw me along with Pc Austin
II, she and her mother lived with her
mother’s parents in Hanmer vicarage
confirmed the grandmother blackmailing Perry. Clarke and the cadets and their leaders and a Bradenham and
him for nearly the whole of his stipend by few council staff members work tirelessly in
while her father was in the army. After his threatening to reveal all to the Bishop, the scorching sun to achieve a DIY SOS District
return and the death of Sage’s grandfather thus the family lived in poverty and Mayors Musings transformation on the memorial garden. I
and thus the loss of his house, the family
moved to a council estate on the edge of
squalor, By Cllr Tina Kiddell have to say it looks amazing Tesco’s Horticultural
The book discussed on 15th August was Wow, what a month its been. Busy busy provided refreshments and Jewson’s supplied
the village. During Sage’s teenage years,
when she was at school in Whitchurch,
Miss Garnet’s Angel by Salley Vickers. busy. There is so much positive energy some materials, many many thanks to all that Society
When a friend dies the retired spinster floating around Watton at the moment, it helped bring this to fruition. Again, it made Gardeners everywhere have been celebrating
over the English border, the family school teacher Julia Garnet goes to stay in me very proud to belong to this community.
must be the glorious weather. the rain which has come at last! Now it is
purchased a home nearby. The narrative Venice where a lifetime of caution is I hope the sun is still shining and I will catch
Things are definatly on the up in town. You back to mowing lawns and keeping up with
gives an account of the life of a challenged. She encounters the paintings up with you next month. Don’t forget to
could feel it at the sports centre car show the weeds...
dysfunctional, eccentric family.The most in the local church which tell the story of come and see me on the market.
which was on the 22nd July, it was an Thursday August 16th saw Dr Ian Bedford
outrageous characters are Sage’s Tobias and the Angel. The ancient tale of incredibly hot day and there was an giving us a talk about butterflies: their
grandparents who lived in a state of Tobias, who travels to Media unaware he amazing amount of people soaking up the extraordinary life-cycle and the huge variety
constant war, marked by “murderous
rows” when they were still talking to each
is accompanied by the Archangel sunshine and enjoying the cars on display. It Letter from of species including some who are
Raphael, unfolds alongside Julia Garnet's was such a success that they will be endangered. Members were able to learn
other, nonstop vilification to anyone
within earshot after direct communication
contemporary journey. As she unravels planning another one next year. Look out Australia about what to grow to attract, feed and
the story's history, Julia's own life is for the date when it is released. It is good to By Chris O'Connor shelter these beautiful visitors.
had ceased. Her philandering grandfather thrown into question becauser, like the support local events. We are trying our best Such is the vastness of Australia that Our Autumn Show on September 1st is the
had a scar on his face from his wife shifting sea-light of Venice, nothing here to improve the events and put as many on as where I live (Adelaide South Australia) we culmination of planning, sowing - and finally
attacking him with the carving knife when is quite as it seems. we can, giving the public things to do for all are currently encountering a wet, cold reaping the rewards of all the hard work.
he came home drunk. Both of Sage’s The views expressed at the meeting were ages. On this note, don’t forget to buy your spell. In the north of the nation (Darwin) Vegetables, fruit and flowers jostle with
grandparents felt exiled in Hanmer, her so diverse there is insufficient space here tickets for my charity ball, which is proving the temperature is a very pleasant 28 preserves, photography and crofts. Come
grandfather because a small village in to express them all. They ranged from to become a hot date for your diary. degrees. Now I know 28 degrees sounds and see, have a cup of tea, meet and chat with
Flintshire offered no ntellectual scope, her loving the book so much having to ration Our flags have gone up in town and they rather warm in England but you have to the members! Hall opens at 11am with last
grandmother because it offered none of the reading so it was not finished too look brilliant, we are compiling a list of understand that hot in Australia is when entries by 1pm at the latest. Open to the
the creature and social comforts she quickly, or wanting to read it again people who would like to see them on their the midday temperature reaches 38 and viewing public from 3.30pm.
loved. immediately, to being bored or not buildings along the high street, it is my hope decides to hover there for many hours. Last Future dates (members only)
The book met with mixed reactions. understanding so giving up and not to have one on every building. We will look summer we had a period where the Thursday September 20th Judges Dinner at
Favourable comments included: it was finishing it. Some loved the characters, to buy more next year. They were put up in mercury blasted to 45 and it was like The Necton Windmill; Thursday October
admirably and brutally honest; it brought old and new, whilst others found them time for our first Norfolk day on the 27th walking into an oven. That was in 18th Plant swap, nibbles and wine & AGM ;
Adelaide. In Darwin during summer the Thursday November 15th is also open to non
temperatures goes to 32 and then they have -members (details available soon)
monsoon rain with 98% humidity. How far Look out for our updates on Facebook at
apart are we? 1,800 miles. Oh and by the Bradenham Community Hub Marianne
way, New South Wales (600 miles from Kilmartin Chairman 01362 820744 Laurene
me) is in drought. Go figure. Henderson Publicity Officer 01362 821164 /
While you may be complaining about the 07942 820590
heat we are moaning about how cold it is.
Homes in Australia are generally not built for
the cold. Because most of the time is it warm Rotary Umbrella
to hot; our homes tend to be designed with
air conditioning in mind rather than a nice Festival
log fire. Oh how I miss them. As announced in June, Watton Rotary Club
And because we have air conditioning we are holding a Rotary Umbrella Festival,
use that to keep us warm to simply by when plain white umbrellas can be purchased
flicking the switch to warm rather than for £10 - to be decorated however you wish,
cool. Mind you we are not boasting about and then entered- by giving in your entry
it. Australia has the highest energy costs in form or sending an e- mail - by the closing
the world and many people, particularly date, August 31st.
those on a pension or unemployed are All decorated entries will then need to be
finding it hard to pay their bills. A recent brought along to the Watton Christian
report found that at least 15% of people in Community Centre...WCCC...for display and
Australia struggled to pay their energy bill for the public to judge, on Saturday morning
simply because prices have rocketed Sept. 15th, the day before the carnival. They
almost 300% in the past three years. And should be brought along between 9 and 10
of course the government is useless in am, and will be on display from 10 am to
trying to reign in the costs. The energy 4pm for the public to choose the winners in
companies are raking in billions while the Junior and Adult categories.
people can’t heat or cool their homes. The winners will be announced at a cheese
Because of a somewhat temperate climate and wine evening at the same venue ,from
when it does get cold we whinge and bitch 6pm till 8pm the same day.
like there is no tomorrow. Each morning at We now have an invitation from Watton
7.30 I take my dog for a walk and a big run Carnival Committee for the umbrellas to be
in a nearby dog park. And guess what the paraded at the Carnival on Sunday 16th
topic of conversation is? How cold it is. September, and we are hoping to attract a
Admittedly there are occasions when there high turnout. Further details will be given at
is a frost on the ground and strangely it is the Festival on Saturday 15th September
we pathetic humans who whine, the dogs regarding time, meeting point etc. at the
run and play and don’t even notice it. As I Carnival on Sunday 16th September..
write this the temp is hovering around 15 Over 100 umbrellas have now been sold, but
and I have my heating blasting away. Yes a few are still available from either of the
I’m probably a wimp but I like to say it is following:
my aging bones that necessitate the Ivan Chubbock Garage Services, Shipdham
warmth. IP25 7RR Monday -Friday 8.30 to 5.30.
Having said that I could move if I could Bowles and Walker, Breckland Business
afford it. We have a state called Park, Watton IP25 6UP Monday - Thursday
Queensland and many pensioners have 8, 30 - 5.30.
sold up and headed there simply because All proceeds will be donated to Prostate
the weather is warm most of the year round Cancer UK and other local Rotary charities.
and they can walk their dogs along pristine Keep your eyes open for decorated umbrellas
beaches each day rather than an enclosed which will shortly be displayed in several
dog park in suburbia. The only problem Watton High Street shops!
they have is that they are in the tropical Also you can email
zone so they do tend to get some rather rotaryumbrellafestival@gmail,com and see
devastating floods. A series of floods hit
Queensland beginning in November 2010. rotaryumbrellafestival
The floods forced the evacuation of
The Wayland News September 2018 Page 11
Stewart 'Bob the Do you use a
Builder' Dickson Multi-fuel Stove
Tribute by Alison Dickson
Stewart was born in 1959 to Joyce nee Worby and
or Open Fire?
If you do, you could be part of
Robert Dickson in a Tenement flat in Station Road
the pollution problem which
Dumbarton Scotland.
can have an impact on your
Stewart was not a good sleeper as a baby, after many
local air quality, but most of us
nights of screaming his grandad suggested a drop of
would not be aware of this and
whiskey to be added to his bottle of milk. For the
this is why the government
first time since his birth he slept through the night
have highlighted “BurnRight”
and so soundly Robert overslept.
and the role of professional
Most people who knew Stew were aware that he had
chimney sweeps in it’s ‘Clean
a love for the gee gees. He was an early starter as his
Air Strategy’.
grandad Dickson would get him to pick the horses
We (Breckland Brush Chimney
each Saturday, he also introduced Stewart to cards
Sweep - 01953 881579) know it
and Stew loved poker.
is our duty to share information with our customers on
The family moved to Thompson as work was hard
how to get it right when lighting and operating a wood-
to come by in Dumbarton and there was a building
burning/multi-fuel stove or open fire and highly
boom going on in sunny Norfolk. By this time
recommend that our customers visit the
Stewart was 6 and started attending Thompson website for some extremely
primary school where he met his first best friend
valuable advice and information.
as he was a rather clever chap. His careers teacher Some useful tools that you may consider purchasing are
They had a lot to do with each other for many years
wanted him to go into banking which would have been a :-
and even ended up in the same class at Watton
quite apt as he was a good money investor and advisor * flue pipe thermometer - this will show that your stove is
Secondary Modern School.
to others. burning at it’s best temperature.
Stew and Dougie would go shooting rabbits at
He did very well at school and went on to Kings Lynn *moisture meter - to check the moisture levels in the
Dougie's and spend a lot of happy times walking Sabre,
college. From around the age of 12 he started working wood that you are burning,
Stews dog through the battle area
at a DIY in Thetford and Brandon. He then had a run the optimum being less than 20% measured on the inside
Stewarts Mum Joyce came from Thompson so he had
of bad luck job wise before his main occupation a of a split log.
his Nanny and Grandad Worby and most of his Aunt's
transport manager which he did for many years. He *stove fan - this is powered by the heat from your stove
and Uncles there along with his cousins. He was
then began driving for a safety company and after and does not need any batteries or power and very
always closest to his cousin Dawn and they spent a lot
travelling backwards and forwards to Norwich for effectively mixes the hot air rising from the stove and into
of time together. Their parents made the close
many years got a job locally at Adcocks. ,We also at your room.
connection as brother and sister married brother and
the time had the village florist so he divided his time Here are some “Burnright” Do’s and Don’t’s that you
sister, Dawn's Mum Lily being the only survivor
between both businesses until we both took early may find useful.
Dawn and Stewpot were close right up to his passing
retirement. Do’s
Although Thompson was now the family home
Stewart was a member of many clubs in the town as he Bring the stove to operating temperature quickly and try
Scotland wasn't forgot about as every summer holiday
lived in Watton from the age of 16 due to his parents to keep it there; Use dry wood - 20% moisture or less
he went up there to stay for six weeks, Nanny Dickson
sadly separating. (look out for the ‘Ready to Burn’ logo), from suppliers;
used to have lodgers so Stews love of food developed
Pool team at the Bull, ,Watton Twinning Association Use the manufacturer’s recommended fuels; Have your
and custard was his favourite puddy as he call it.
where he has been the chairman in the past and a chimney swept regularly; Store and stack your logs so
He used to run the errands, shopping etc for his nanny
member for 26 years, Watton Thursday club and more they are well ventilated; Use a thermometer, moisture
and then go to the pictures and stay there till lunch, go
recently the Wayland Show Committee. We both meter and stove fan to help improve efficiency, save
home eat and then go back if it was a good film. He
started as judges and became committee members money and reduce pollution; Fit a carbon monoxide
watched Blackbeard's Ghost in double figures! He
running the horticultural side then the latter years Stew alarm. It is common-sense which could save your life.
remained a lifelong Dumbarton supporter, some say
helping on the horse section If you have an older or inefficient stove or one that is too
the only one!
Our twinning family are part of our family,. We powerful, consider replacing it with a modern efficient
Stewarts love of motor racing developed early as his
couldn't have done better as what Anna says about model. You will instantly begin to save money and burn
Dad worked for Modus and they had their own racing
Stewart proves. cleaner.
team. He even got to have a flight in the helicopter with
Anna flew from Hamburg and back just to see him for Do Not’s
Mo Harness In our teens we used to do the lap tower as
a few hours as it happens he was rather poorly that day. Don’t close off the air to ‘slumber’ the fuel for long
it was manual then at Snetterton and when we were a
This is the email she sent on her return to Hamburg. periods or overnight; Don’t use large logs - 4 to 6 inch /
bit older we both worked the bar. I remember working
So many things I wasn't able to say today 100 to 150mm diameter are best; Don’t burn wood or coal
the 24 hour touring car's one year together. By this time
That I love you. You are family to me and that I feel on open fires in Smoke Control Areas; Unless you have
Stewart was also great friends with Brett and Steve.
closer to you and Alison than to people I am related to. just lit or just refuelled the fire, don’t allow smoke to
Whilst Brett and Stewart were at Watton Secondary
That I loved being a kid around you to joke and play come from the top of the chimney; Don’t buy a stove
they joined every club possible as one of the main
with you. You have the biggest heart and it's just unfair which is too big (too powerful) for the room. You will get
advantages was that you got to go in first for your
that you have to go now too hot and be likely to shut the air controls too much.
lunch. Always a positive for Stew They both did very
You deserve ten more life times of happiness and joy The burning temperature will drop, fuel is wasted and
well at school,, goody two shoes is what they were
Seeing you today broke my heart and I hate that there pollution increased.
referred to! To this day along with Steve and Dougie
is nothing I can do. All I can do is thank you for all the Don’t be tempted to fit or alter any part of a chimney or
best mates.
wonderful memories you have created for me solid fuel system yourself.
I met Stewart not at school but in the Bull Hotel
I wish you'd still be around for to dance at my wedding Don’t mix smokeless fuel and wood as you won’t get the
Watton.,I wasn't allowed to go to the pub till I was 18
and meet my kids because I'd want them to meet you best from either and it can create problems.
but friends of mine felt sorry for me and asked my
I hope we meet again in another life, in heaven or Don’t burn plastic waste or treated waste wood. It stinks
Mum if I could go to the folk club that met at the Bull
where ever we are going and it is toxic.
on a Monday night, they were told as long as I
I will miss you with all my heart Love Anna To book an appointment to have your chimney swept, call
wasn't drinking I could go. Consequently I would go
Who can forget Bob the Builder at Watton Carnival us on 01953 881579 or 07966 298777
straight in the lounge bar and have a drink with Stewart
every year, the kids and adults loved his presence, Breckland Brush Chimney Sweep.
Brett and Steve. I was 17, we went everywhere
together. Once I was 18 the clubbing began Sampson What an entertainer he was.. As well as being a member of the National Association
We've had some brilliant times on outings party's and of Chimney Sweeps & a HETAS Installer and Sweep;
and Hercules was a favourite followed by a Zacks as
club nights with the Thursday club as you can imagine we are also recommended by and linked to the Thatch
there used to be a van on the car park.
Just friends for years and years. I then went away to we've had a good social life together and hopefully Advice Centre on for
have succeeded in giving something back to the invaluable advice if you own a thatch.
work at the Blakeney Hotel once I came home our
relationship developed from friends to lovers as the community.
song goes! Stew also belonged to a local poker group and enjoyed
Married on his 25th Birthday Stewart knowing I a flutter on the horses a member of Fakenham for Family Matters Keyworker
couldn't have children. We all know that he would several years and a follower of point to point racing. So
have made a brilliant dad, instead an excellent Uncle, life has never been dull.
wanted for Watton
Godfather and friend to all. My Mum used to say I Thompson became part of our life on retirement as I Please, let’s together be part of this funding opportunity!
didn't need children as I married a big kid. You never helped with blossom and yarn Stew found himself on On the weekend of the 6th and 7th of October, the St Mary's
heard him utter a bad word about anyone, didn't swear carpark duty He did a very good job as he was back Church community at Watton, are inviting anyone and
two years later! So St Martin's fund raising team was everyone to come together to raise the funds for a ‘Families
and didn't like others to swear, Referred to as a true
gentleman. Yes we did like a drink in our early days added to the list! Matters Keyworker’.
but who didn’t and in the later years a pint and a G and I couldn't have been prouder of him, how he helped With the support of a community management group, they
with both my parents illnesses while dealing with his will join up what’s happening for Watton families in
T he was anyones!!
He loved his holidays, we had lots just the two of us own parents deaths. He carried on helping me care for partnership with all Town organisations including Watton
and made many friends along the way When he was 40 my Dad even though he was ill but didn't know what it Churches Together, from the springboard of St Mary’s, the
was at the time. Little did we know how serious the Children’s Centre, the current nurseries, schools and other
it was decided instead of a joint party with Steve and
Brett we would all go on holiday together, We went the cancer was. activities for children and young people. Indeed, also aiming to
once and it carried on for nearly 10 year's. So many He beat it the first time round. After his treatment we work in partnership to break through and bring about change
did make the most of the 5 months and did alot of that’s going to make a positive difference.
happy memories.
He was brilliant at finding villas and they got more and traveling around England Scotland and Wales then We read the traditional African proverb “It takes a village to
more luxurious for less money every year! back to the devastating news that the cancer was back raise a child”, which has been widely quoted when examining
in 3 different places. the partnerships required during the maturation of our youth.
Poor Clive never did get his ice cream sundae a
promise for every long walk we took and bless him he No one deserves this awful disease let alone Stewart so Our “village” has never been more necessary than it is today.
fell for it every time! now it's time to sleep the long sleep My hero has We live in a fast-paced, instant information, pressure-packed
fought his last battle with honour. God bless and keep world, yet where loneliness is rife and support often lessening
He loved young people's company and my best friend
Shirley's family became our family as we are always you safe my Love My Life, My Hero due to the cutback in resources, or already missing….. The
referred to as Auntie and Uncle and so very proud of Not only will he be missed by Myself, Ted and Ann aim is to manage a post between us that can be a catalyst for
but by all his Close family and friends and all who help, with the joined-up wrap around care so many young
them all we both are.
There where so many occupations he could have done knew the REAL Stewart. families need in their short early years.
The Wayland News September 2018 Page 12
fairways benefitted from the rain and everyone
Richmond Park Golf enjoyed their day on the course. A welcome
halfway house was provided offering snacks and
Club Ladies Section a glass of Pimms, and later a delicious and very
The long hot summer of golf continued for the generous buffet lunch was provided.
Ladies of Richmond Park and on Monday 23rd The winners, on countback, with 51 points were
July, in very hot conditions, they played the Jeanette Fowler and her guest Maureen Everett
Combination Cup. This is a pairs competition from Kings Lynn Golf Club who were presented
played in the format of 6 holes Foursomes, 6 with a beautiful hydrangea plant each. (Photo
holes Greensomes and 6 Holes Better ball. Maureen left & Jeanette right).
The winners, with a magnificent score of Net 56, On Monday 13th August the Ladies of Richmond
were Linda Hewison and Rosie Sutterby, well Park played their annual Granny Cup Maureen Flack (photographed receiving the
done ladies. (Photo shows Linda left & Rosie competition. The Cup was presented to the trophy from Chris Whyatt, Ladies Chair (Left)
right). Ladies Section by previous Lady Captain Fran and Linda Hewison, Competition Secretary
On the following Monday, 30th July, it was Parker, it is played in the Stableford format and is (Right). 2nd place on countback, was Claire
Ladies Invitation Day and the weather took a turn contested by the Grannies and Step-Grannies of Carney also with 35 points. 3rd was Rosie
for the wetter. However, despite some prolonged the Ladies Section. However there were also Sutterby with 34 points. 4th was Cherrie Lawn
showers, some very good scores were achieved prizes for non-grannies to play for and despite the with 33 points.
by the Richmond Park Ladies and their guests. threat of showers or possible thunderstorms the Winner of the prize for non-granny went to
The competition was 4 Ball Better Ball format day was dry, and this resulted in some excellent Sandy McCormack who scored an amazing 42
with both scores counting on all the Par 3’s. The scores. points, which earned her a handicap reduction to
greens were in very good condition and the Winner of the Granny Cup with 35 points was 11. 2nd prize went to Julie Ellis with 32 points.

small team of helpers, thanks you all for a have secured tickets and will watch the occasion
Watton & District wonderful afternoon. on the Saturday evening in company with HM
We also welcomed 2 new members to the group Queen. Unfortunately this will mean that the
Royal British Legion who had recently moved back into the town after standard will miss the parade in Watton this year
Well it’s that time again and there is still plenty spending several years living in France. They as some of us will be marching past at the
to report. Of course the great Pilgrimage rerun to had been members of an overseas branch whilst cenotaph on the Sunday morning as well, so
Ypres in Belgium went off very warmly as most abroad so only had to transfer their branch. We Watton will be well represented at the major
of western Europe sweltered, but that is old hat also had new members appear on our book, remembrance events in this centenary year.
now. The branch actually had 2 teams go to which is very encouraging, obviously the word is It sounds all fun and games but there is a serious
Ypres one as reported in the previous issue but filtering out that one does not have to be ex side to The Royal British Legion too and we
also Alan and Lorna Chilvers represented forces to join, and the recruiting team are doing a support and assist veterans, serving members of
Wretham & Hockham branch with their standard good job. Some of the new recruits came from the armed forces and their families on a day to
as their branch had nobody able to attend. So in the awareness event held at the Queens hall day basis as well at a local level. We check on
the spirit of the Legion not only did we represent organised by the Wayland Partnership. the welfare of elderly veterans, make friends and
our area we assisted our neighbours as well. In Members also visited our neighbour branch at go for a chat with those who may be lonely, visit
July our standard was also present at the service Hingham, which is suffering with dwindling in hospital and a variety of other activities which
of rededication of the county standard held at numbers, to see if there was any way we could basically come down to simple comradeship and
Alysham. Steve Bibby carried the standard and assist their recruiting, and of course we had to a way of saying “Thank you for your service”. It
John and Helen Daly represented the branch. sample their buffet lunch at Lincoln’s restaurant. helps immensely that we meet and share a facility
As has been the case most of this summer the The news just goes on and on, because we also of The Blenheim Centre which is the RAF
weather was very kind and the parade and further were informed this month that the branch had families club on Tedder Close.
proceedings were carried out on a lovely summer submitted a successful bid to take our standard to If you would like to join us with the aim of
day. At the end of July Rev Gerry Foster, who is the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert helping and supporting our service and veteran
the branch Chaplain, invited us all to afternoon Hall in November. community ,why not visit our website on
tea at the vicarage. A pleasant couple of hours Steve Bibby will carry the standard at the service or telephone the
were spent quaffing copious amounts of tea and which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the secretary Helen Daly on 01953 885124 for more
sampling cakes and scones produced by Gerry’s armistice in 1918. Other members of the branch information on how to become involved.

life in Tottington before the Second World War. And as a further attraction, Brian Hines kindly
Heritage Open Day at St In addition, Bronwen Tyler ran a slide show of brought his carved models of the farm equipment
Peters Church Merton the photographs, and chatted that was used locally in the
A day to remember- and not just because it was to visitors about the villages past, and spent much time
so gloriously hot and sunny! Sunday 15th July that were commandeered by talking to a stream of
began at Merton church with a visit from Radio the War Office in 1942 and interested visitors.
Norfolk’s Treasure Quest. Radio Norfolk are now part of the Stanta Ploughman's lunches,
presenter Anna Perrott had to find the stained- Training Area - a story that stxrawberry cream teas and
glass window depicting a sundial, where the next is a unique and moving part delicious cakes were in
clue in her treasure hunt was hidden. Then, after of our heritage here in continuous demand and the
a brief interview, she headed off to Great Wayland. raffle aroused much interest
Ellingham in search of another clue, leaving the Other display panels with some superb prizes to be
team of volunteers at St Peter’s to make the final described the extraordinary won.
preparations for our Heritage Open Day. life of the Maharajah Duleep Many thanks to Bronwen and
We welcomed a constant flow of visitors to this Singh of Elveden, and Brian, and to all the other
special day from both near and far - some from showed the links between people who helped with their
Norwich and as far away as Cambridge, and even the Maharajah and the 6th time and hard work - baking
one lady from Australia accompanied by cousins Lord Walsingham in the cakes, getting the church
from Gloucestershire! In all an estimated 300 1870s, when the Merton prepared, donating raffle
people visited during the day and the amazing estate was famed for its prizes, and helping on the
sum of over £800 was raised for the repair fund outstanding game shooting. day. And a big thank you to
for the nave roof. Also featured were the all who came along – it was
We were fortunate to have been given permission Maharajah’s son “Prince Freddie” and the Rev the visitors and their interest that made it such a
to display the Crown Copyright collection of old Charles Kent, rector of Merton, who collaborated successful day!
photographs of Tottington. A selection of these over the restoration of Thompson church in the Thank you so much and we look forward to the
pictures, enlarged, illustrated various aspects of early 20th century. next time! From all at St. Peter's, Merton
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at The copy before deadline does not guarantee inclusion, if you wish to be
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