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Grand Second-hand Book Sale

The Wayland Sensory Garden

Grand Second - hand Book Sale The Wayland Sensory Garden With the Festive season fast approaching,

With the Festive season fast approaching, a reminder that the next Grand Second Hand Book Sale will feature Gifts & Crafts, so be sure to come along on Saturday 22nd September to Thompson Community Hall between 10.00am and 4.00pm. We will have an extra-large selection of crafting and cookery books on top of the HUGE new display of fiction, non-fiction, children’s, poetry, and the ever-popular bargain shelf. No book costs more than £1. Refreshments including light lunches are on sale all day until 3.30, with plenty of seating both inside

The Ovington Quiz

Saturday 8th September at 7.30pm A fun evening to stretch the brain cells! Entry £6 per person, includes a ploughmans supper. Bring your own drink and a some money for the raffle. Please ring Christine on 01953 885848 to book your team of four in.

and out. There will be beautifully presented gifts to tempt you; hand-made not-available- anywhere-else items; plus a wide range of raw ingredients and tools for your own crafting projects. We will also have a tombola, a Christmas stall, and of course whole cakes and bakes to take away. Donations for these sales are always gratefully received, and collection can be arranged if necessary. Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you there, at the last one for 2018. Keith and Caroline 01953


Fancy Dress Fun Run

For your diary – new this year: Christmas Fancy Dress Fun Run – as part of the Watton Festive Market. A 5km fun run suitable for all, starting at 1pm on Sunday 25 November. More details to follow……

at 1pm on Sunday 25 November. More details to follow…… Everyone who has visited the still
at 1pm on Sunday 25 November. More details to follow…… Everyone who has visited the still
at 1pm on Sunday 25 November. More details to follow…… Everyone who has visited the still

Everyone who has visited the still not quite finished Wayland Sensory Garden, has been blown away by this wonderful space created by the enthusiasm and skill of the Partnership Staff, their team of helpers and the enormous generosity of a number of organisations and businesses. The project was designed with the members of the Memory Café, another Partnership Project, in mind, and a bid for £17k was submitted to the Postcode Lottery, who funded the very successful Growing Together Project completed last year. We were also awarded £3.5k from the Screwfix Foundation

for which we are also most grateful. Our warmest thanks however, go to the local groups and businesses who have provided funds, equipment and planting as follows:- Mark Lyons (amazing contribution in time and resources to do the brilliant groundworks – the project simply would not have been possible without him) Prince’s Trust (a group of 16-25 year olds built decking and painted murals, raising more than £500), Katie and Tony Powell (£500 contribution), Screwfix Foundation (£3.5k), Tesco (Bags for Help, currently being voted in the Watton store), Rotary Club (£350), Myhill’s (£50), Didlington 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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A Quick Look Round

By Orbiter As we trot merrily into September, no doubt the record temperatures of this summer will have begun to fade into our memories, but exceptional they certainly were, and our local fields and gardens all began to take on the colour of the Sahara desert. Most gardeners took advice from the experts, such as Monty Don, Alan Tichmarsh and Lotta Potts, in their attempts to keep their blooms in good nick, but I experienced no trouble at all, without their help, being what is known as a specialist gardener, meaning that I do not try to maintain beds of plants and flowers of all kinds, but concentrate on just a few species only. My particular speciality is weeds, They are easily established, even in the roughest soil, and will even grow in cracks in concrete. They need no watering, and will thrive without attention, which is a blessing since I can go on holiday, confident that they will not have died in my absence. Some folks do not share my feelings about weeds and attempt to eliminate them by spraying them with various concoctions sold as Weed-killers, but resistance to these has developed over the years, so that some of them have become Weed-foods, on which many weeds really thrive. Without wishing to appear boastful I can say that people often look over my fence and gasp at my weedy display. It is quite usual in such columns as this to mention the weather, but it has dominated the pages of so many newspapers recently, that I will not bore you with more on that subject. Instead I will endeavour to find alternative themes (which may bore you even more) Important to some is the opening of the new football season, but to me proceedings, at least at the top levels of the game, are spoilt by the annual ‘cattle market’ that takes place, with nearly every club expending ridiculously high sums in transfer fees in efforts to attract players they think will improve their chances of success, while their existing players see this as a threat to their own situations, and seek transfers themselves. It must be particularly dis-heartening for players whose efforts have enabled their team to gain promotion to a higher league, to be told that the team will need to be strengthened to cope with the demands of the new competition and so they will be replaced by more experienced players from elsewhere. Of course every transfer, in or out, triggers the need for another, and it is surprising that with so many changes to the line-ups of their favourite teams, that fans still flock to support them. And the millions paid out on new recruits usually have to be found by selling existing team members, and all does not always go to plan and severe financial problems result. One sad result of these transfers is illustrated by a friend who bought his little son a shirt in the colours of his favourite football team, on the back of which was the name and squad number of his favourite player, as a birthday gift. The delighted boy wore the shirt proudly for two weeks, and then was shocked to hear that the player had been sold to a rival club. But back in the real world the development of the electric car seems to be proceeding, with several manufacturers announcing plans for future models, and there is one that might be syccessful, as it features solar panels built in to the roof and bonnet, which might offset the dis -advantage of limited battery capacity.

But like many other seemingly world-beating developments, it is unlikely to come into production for a good many years, if at all. But in the present time our attentions are drawn to the troubles threatening our high streets, largely caused by the rise in on-line shopping. Famous firms, like Debenhams, House of Fraser, BHS, John Lewis, HomeBase, and even M & S, have announced closures or reductions to their stores, while the situation is not helped by banks making wide-spread withdrawals of their services. Nothing can be more off-putting to potential shoppers than rows of empty premises, which is bad enough after the closure of small traders, but the gap left when a major emporium goes cannot be disguised by the arrival of another charity shop. Perhaps we are better off in a small town like Watton, where most of our purchases for the running of our daily lives are amply catered for. Time rushes on, soon we will be having our annual flu-jabs ! Good afternoon.

Caston Art Club Annual Exhibition

Caston Art Club will be holding its annual exhibition at the recently upgraded Caston Village Hall, Caston NR17 1DD on Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th October between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Admission is free and there will be a large display of works by local artists in a wide variety of media including watercolour, acrylic, oils and pen and ink. Refreshments will be available and visitors will be able to try their luck on the tom- bola stall. Do come and see the various artistic talent that is on display from both well established artists and talented amateurs with a mixture of genres.

Watton Rotary Roundup

We had a very interesting and entertaining speaker at our end of July meeting. Malcolm Trayhorn, who is one of the leading lights of the ever-growing Watton Men’s Shed, regaled us with some of his experiences as a Metropolitan Police Officer. We also had talks from Member David Watkins, firstly, as a stand in, about his recent trip to Georgia (the country, not the US State), then, the following week, in a planned slot, David continued with his photo based recall of the long trip he did in the South & Central Americas last year. On 16 August September, we welcomed a new member, Keith Thomas, who lives in Hilborough and is recently following a flying career in the RAF and a flight safety inspector and consultant as a civvy. The time draws nigh when entry forms for the white umbrellas purchased for the purpose of being decorated and then paraded in the Carnival procession on Sept 16th. There’s more about the Umbrella Festival elsewhere in this paper. Tickets for our ever popular “Jazz at the Queens Hall” with DixieMix (6th October) will be available from Adcocks from September 1st. Jazz, it seems, is undergoing a bit of a renaissance with younger folk, according to the London scene, let’s hope it spreads to Norfolk, where DixieMix have quite a following and are the leading traditional jazz sextet in East Anglia. We always have room to dance, so lets see some of those jive skills! (Martin Anscombe)

Thompson Run 23rd September

For a number of years the village of Thompson has organised a charity run giving everyone, from keen club runners to those wishing to consign their former couch potato selves to history, the opportunity to enjoy the paths and by-ways of this attractive Wayland village. It is hoped that this will not only attract adults, but young people too (see below for age limits). Last year the winner of the 10km race was Michal Wegrzyn in a time of 38 minutes and 32 seconds. The leading lady was Elizabeth Daly in a time of 43 minutes and 4 seconds. Can you do better? This year the Thompson run, in aid of the Thompson Millennium Green charity, is being held on Sunday 23rd September starting at 10am. You can register either by going to Eventbrite and searching on ‘Thompson run’, or on the day. We have a maximum of 300 places so book early in case we are full before the day of the run. We are offering a measured 10k course that goes in a figure of eight around the village, centred on the Millennium Green. If you would prefer a shorter course, then we offer a 5k route that takes in the first half of the 10k course. Start and finish for both distances are on the Green. The route starts on the Green using tracks across farmland and byroads. Runners will pass our newly-restored church, St Martin’s, before joining the Griston Road, passing the Chequers pub before returning to the Green. For the 5k runners, this is the finish, but for the 10k, the runners go down a further byroad to Peddar’s Way before returning to the Green for the finish. The minimum age for entry is 12 years or above for the 5km run and 15years and over for the


Chip timing will be provided for all, so you will get an accurate time for your race. All finishers will receive a medal. Race headquarters will be at the new Thompson Community Hall (IP24 1PY if you’re using satnav). The facilities here are a great improvement on those available at the old hall last year and include excellent toilets! Refreshments will be provided throughout the morning, so bring your friends to cheer you on. Baggage can be left in the hall. St John Ambulance will be providing first aid, so in the unlikely event that you need medical help, you are assured of professional attention. We have programmed this year’s race a little earlier and are hopeful for fine weather. There will be a selection of delicious homemade cakes on offer for weary runners and enthusiastic supporters and for those seeking something a little more fortifying, The Chequers, our excellent local pub is only a step away. We hope to see you on the day.

Fundraising Starts with Fun!

Up for a challenge? Want to have fun? How about a sing-a-long? Every month something different with lots of fun thrown in with Watton Methodist Church. Do you enjoy puzzles, brain teasers, questions (and cake)? Look out for September 4th and “Quiz Whiz” in the WCCC at 2.30 pm. How about a soup lunch and sing-a-long in October ? Did you meet the “Candy-Man” last Christmas ? Find out who & what at the Town Market in November.

in October ? Did you meet the “Candy - Man” last Christmas ? Find out who
in October ? Did you meet the “Candy - Man” last Christmas ? Find out who
in October ? Did you meet the “Candy - Man” last Christmas ? Find out who
in October ? Did you meet the “Candy - Man” last Christmas ? Find out who
in October ? Did you meet the “Candy - Man” last Christmas ? Find out who
in October ? Did you meet the “Candy - Man” last Christmas ? Find out who
in October ? Did you meet the “Candy - Man” last Christmas ? Find out who

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Coffee Morning at Threxton

Remember the date, Saturday 15th September, and join us at All Saints Church Threxton between 10 a.m. and 12 noon for our coffee morning. Enjoy delicious home bakes, with plenty to take home, along with our usual books, crafts and tombola. Help us to raise funds for restoration work on the Church, along with improving facilities and much needed heating. The date for your diary is Sat 15th Sept. 10a.m. to 12 noon

The date for your diary is Sat 15th Sept. 10a.m. to 12 noon Autumn Yoga Retreat
The date for your diary is Sat 15th Sept. 10a.m. to 12 noon Autumn Yoga Retreat
The date for your diary is Sat 15th Sept. 10a.m. to 12 noon Autumn Yoga Retreat

Autumn Yoga Retreat

19-21 October

Hosted by susanyoga

A weekend to slow down and find a real sense of peace, an opportunity to recharge and chill out a little before winter as we transition from one season to another. Staying at the stunning Briarfields Hotezl on the North Norfolk Coast with luxury accommodation included all surrounded by beautiful countryside and views of the sea!

Places limited. Contact Susan for further details on 07776 440542 or e mail

details on 07776 440542 or e mail In Your Garden With Lotta Potts I don’t

In Your Garden

With Lotta Potts

I don’t really know where to start for September.

In the early part of August I thought absolutely everything in the garden was dead. Luckily, not absolutely everything but rather a lot so when it cooled down a bit and rained rather a lot (all at once is not so good) I did a wander round to check any survivors. It was quite an eye-opener. The shrubs were looking a bit dowdy but were still green and perked up very quickly. The roses were magnificent as were a couple of hardy fuchsias. In fact, one of them which I had threatened with composting a couple of years ago sprang into fantastic life. Another good ‘doer’ is hypericum (St John’s Wort). This comes in several forms, shrubby, taller shrubby and ground cover. All have bright yellow flowers that start in July and can carry on for several weeks. The flowers are followed by black berries and the birds don’t seem to like them. The tall shrubby ones need to be pruned hard in spring unless you want them to stay tall of course, the shorter ones can be left to it and the ground cover ones can be a bit thuggish but are wonderful on an awkward bank where mowing grass would be suicidal. They can all suffer from a rust but this doesn’t seem to have too much of an adverse effect. I have the shorter one and prune off any straggly stems and it makes an attractive little mound. Eventually it loses its

leaves but has been known to carry them right into

a mild winter. The trees, too, have weathered the

heat better than I thought. Obviously their roots have gone down a long way in this sandy soil. Even the fruit trees have done well. The apples and pear trees I have produced bumper crops, albeit with smaller fruits (so far – this is on the deadline for the paper) and a huge June drop. Finally in this Cook’s Tour I found that the

ornamental grasses loved this summer. All of the five or six I grow have thrived, even the one in a pot. That being the case why hasn’t the lawn


I recently read an article by Monty Don on the

subject of getting the garden in the best possible shape for summers like this one. First of all, prepare the soil by digging in or just mulching with lots of organic matter. The late Beth Chatto wrote ‘The Dry Garden’ and then created the gravel garden on the previous car park at her garden in Essex, probably even drier than Norfolk. Monty recommends shrubs like ceanothus, perovskia, box, artemisia, cistus and plants like grasses, stachys, santolina, lavender, rosemary and agapanthus. He mentions sedum, verbena bonariensis and agapanthus.I am happy that I have most of his recommendations but must make an effort to plant agapanthus and cistus. Most of these plants will also do well in what we might have as a typical English summer in these parts. Further north and west and it’s a different story. So having summed up my own situation for the summer so far we get all too quickly to September. It’s anyone’s guess what the weather will bring but one thing is for sure, we shall more than likely have to give the lawn a little tlc. All the experts say don’t water grass as it will recover and green up after some rain. To a point. Mine 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 survive but after quite a respectable amount of rain it is rather obvious that nobody told my grass. The best way to deal with it is to scarify it well with a spring-tined rake then sow more seed. It

will then need water, hopefully rain, but if this fails it’s worth giving it a really good soak. Every two or three years it’s a good idea to spike it either with a garden fork or a machine. If you do it with

a fork you certainly won’t need a gym after the

raking and spiking. Push the fork into the ground

about four inches deep and six inches apart. Then top dress with a thin layer of compost and an autumn feed. This will have to be brushed in

using a stiff broom – more exercise. If you can’t get to do this in September all is not lost if you do

it in October and there’s probably more chance of

decent rain. Other tasks once you’ve done the lawn and had a lie down are a little gentler. Keep watering and dead-heading flowers, including cutting down to the ground perennial flowered stems. Roses will need dead-heading as well and to save a bit of time in October I tend to take a longer stem when cutting roses as half-pruning in October is recommended to avoid wind-rock. If you have hedges of any sort now is the time to be clipping them and conifers and evergreens can be planted or moved this month. Again, this can be left until October if necessary. One expert said that clipping conifers or evergreens should be done in October anyway, particularly the ones that don’t regenerate when cut. Yew is better than most as it will come back from hard pruning. Plant spring bulbs – one of the year’s more joyful

jobs. Keep tulips and hyacinths until November but look out for prepared hyacinths for Christmas flowering. Once you have these, plant them in pots and keep in the dark until the flower spikes appear then bring them into a lighter area. One good idea is to plant the bulbs in individual pots

then when they start to flower plunge all the ones

at exactly the same stage into a large container and

cover with moss. This looks like a real professional job. September is the latest for planting these bulbs so note to self – get on with it.

It’s harvest time in the veg plot but there isn’t a great deal to plant apart from brassica plants. I haven’t tried this before but have quite a spare bit of ground and the seed merchants are putting

some great offers out for plants – this is at the time

of writing so by the end of August they may be

sold out but the ones to buy are definitely overwintering onion sets either in September or October. That’s about it really for this month. Boy Julian will be relieved I am not trying to take over the entire paper again but as ever, keep weeding.

Diabetes UK

Tami from Wiltshire Farmfoods was our speaker

in August. She did a fantastic and informative

presentation before letting us sample some of the food. Then Tami finished the rest of her presentation and was warmly thanked by the group. She is a great asset to Wiltshire Farmfoods

and extremely well informed. At our next meeting, Monday September 10th, we will have the Chair and secretary from the Norwich & District Diabetes Youth Group as our speakers. This group has an age range of 1 to 18 years, so the other end of the age scale to our group! As usual, the meeting is at 10.15am at the Pentecostal Church, Watton - whom we thank for the generous use of their facilities.

For details of this, or any of our meetings, please phone Helen 01953 884713, leave a message and

I will get back to you. Or you can email

Community support for local residents

We live in a large rural county that, for many,

is an excellent place to live and work but when

things go wrong they hit the most vulnerable in our communities the hardest.

Community Action Norfolk (CAN) is a

Norfolk charity that works in partnership with

a number of other organisations to develop and improve local community support. They’re working alongside the Health Service’s Supported Care team in North and South

Norfolk on a project to help people who have just been discharged from hospital, and those who are at risk of hospital admission, to find support from within the community.

If, for example, someone needs to get back to health

after suffering an injury in a fall, or if they have a

wound or an infection, the Supported Care team, nurses, physiotherapists and reablement practitioners, will look after the patient’s medical needs for a week or so until they either recover, or are assessed as needing more, or different, care or support. CAN has two Community Development Officers who are working alongside the medical teams across North and South Norfolk to find just the right support for patients from local voluntary and community organisations. Tonya Winsley, one of the Community Development Officers for CAN explains:

“We know, that, following a hospital stay, or a medical episode that puts somebody at risk of hospital admission such as a fall, some people, particularly those in our community who are elderly, frail or who don’t have friends or relations to help out, do need some additional support if they are to stay physically and emotionally well, and independent for longer. We often find that it’s basic local support that people need to just get them back on their feet that makes all the difference; grocery shopping, help to prepare a hot meal or snack, help to move a trip-hazard, such as a rug or furniture, a lift to a local activity or event, maybe dog-walking, or just somebody with whom to share a hobby or a regular friendly chat over a cuppa.” Local charities, church groups, Parish Councils, the Good Neighbour Scheme, local businesses, community transport schemes and individual volunteers can often rally round and prevent somebody from going back downhill, physically or emotionally; Tonya says: “CAN is keen to hear from any existing local groups that offer support to local residents, so that we can pass on their details to Supported Care’s patients, when appropriate, and we also want to hear about any gaps; support that people feel they need, but find that

it is either not offered, or not locally available.

CAN helps local organisations to grow and

develop services to meet the needs of, particularly the most vulnerable, residents and can also help people to set up groups where there are gaps.” For more information contact Susanne Anderson or Tonya Winsley; email:



Fun, Friendship and Feel Good Factor

Join us to sing some Songs from Abba to Jess Glynne and anywhere in between Term Time Only For Ladies Only Starting Wednesday 12th September 2018 10am until 12noon at Watton Sports Centre, Dereham Road, Watton IP25 6EZ No cost involved No auditions No pressure to perform Refreshments included There are many benefits when it comes to

joining a choir; the social side, a chance to make new friends and to meet others who have

an interest in music. Singing in a group has

scientifically been proven to be good for your

health. “We are growing in confidence as individuals and as a group!” “I like the challenge of taking

me out of my comfort zone”

Contact Jo on 07398035290 or email for more details or

a chat

Wayland Mens Shed

Finally we have some rain after the prolonged dry heatwave we have been experiencing but whilst

the hot weather has been welcomed its intensity

has curtailed our activities here at Mens Shed and several of our members have also been away on holiday so things have slowed down somewhat. Thanks to members Jezz Hookham and Brian Lawrence our meeting place in Church Walk is looking much brighter with a fresh coat of pain on our windows and doors. We will continue with


improvements at “The old School House” and


next work in the pipeline will be to repair the


Boundary wall at the front of the building that


been damaged by vandals, fingers crossed this

will be done in the next week or two together with

some new guttering, all in an attempt to tidy up

our tired old building.

Due to the weather our garden Project has been

slow progress and my vision of having it ready for

the end of august is now looking less likely but

there is always next year.

A group of our WMS members attended the

“Wayland Agricultural Show” again this year with 8 members taking it in turn to man our stand in what I am told was a barren marquee but an enjoyable day was had by all in spite of the heat and there was a constant flow of enquiries from gentlemen interested in our group here in Watton. Tuesday 7th August was the day a group of our members and friends visited the “Gressenhall 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 and improved and with so much to see and learn about the local heritage of Norfolk and the pioneering families that settled and worked here before us. It also has some lovely walks and gardens to see as well as a Cafe where prices are very reasonable and a nice cup of tea and a cake

goes down well on a hot day. Its well worth a visit

so give it a try.

Our up and coming list of outings and activities is

as follows: 30th August a visit to Bressingham

Gardens & Steam Experience Museum * 18th September, a coach trip to Bletchley Park (The

Code breakers) “ A few seats are available so give

us a call if you would like to come along. * 28th

September is our “Quiz & Chips” evening at our Hall in Church Walk, 6.30 for 7pm. * 9th December a visit to “West Tofts Church” for a Xmas Carol Service. * 9th December, Is our Christmas Dinner at Broom Hall. * Various other events coming up so watch this space. Our opening times at our meeting place ; The old School House , Church Walk, Watton, are; Monday and Wednesdays: 9.30am to 1pm. & Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 1pm ( the

computer room is open), please note due to various activities on rare occasions some days vary the opening times. Visitor are always welcome, the kettle is on so pop in for a cuppa

and a chat, give us a look, no obligation to join

if you don’t want to. That’s all for now.

Cheers, Richard our e mail : or tel:01953


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Great Hockham Gardening Club

For our last meeting of the 2017/18 season we had our annual social. This was hosted by long time members Jane and Chris Dalton, who always work very hard on these occasions. I’m sure all members join me in offering them our sincere thanks. As is customary at these events everyone brings along a plate of food to share. As you might expect from a gardening club there is always a high proportion of home grown produce. As well as vegetables and fruit the

members are justly proud of the many different varieties of herb they grow and the

novel ways they can be incorporated into the many intoxicating dishes on offer. We were all looking forward to a relaxing trip to the oldest oak in the village, but for some reason we didn’t get around to it. It’s a great shame we didn’t go, as it is quite a well-known location. Legend has it that it was a site of pagan worship although it’s thought this activity fell out of favour after the exceptionally cold spring.

In April we were approached by a member of

the Wayland Show committee as to whether

we would be able to help out with their horticultural and craft sections. Some of the club members

expressed an interest and we, with the help of an interested non-member, took on the task. The main difference between the Wayland Show and the one we used to run at Hockham was that other people carried out all the heavy lifting and supply of equipment. The whole thing went off extremely well, but we think we might be able to improve it next year! Yes, we think we might be doing it again. After the judging the public

we might be doing it again. After the judging the public The New Year Begins! Strange

The New Year Begins!

Strange to think of the new year starting in July, but that is what it does for Inner Wheel clubs as new Presidents begin their year of office and new officers of clubs attend their District meeting to talk and discuss the affairs of their clubs. A common theme to most discussions was the new rules about the data protection

legislation and how these would affect the keeping of members records and the way in

which publicity of events should appear. You may notice that only forenames of members will be included in my reports from now on! Membership is always a subject for discussion as some clubs close from lack of new members, a common problem for many organisations these days. Inner Wheel is a great organisation and it's members seek to provide fun, friendship and support for it's members as well as fundraising for causes local, national and international, so if you are at all interested in becoming involved do please contact me, Brenda on 01953 881792 or secretary, Pam on 01953


The first meeting of the new year for our club was held at President Valerie's home where we were greeted with drinks both alchoholic and non and various nibbles whilst some of our members settled to the making of fascinators and corsages to wear on Norfolk Day on July 27th when we would wear them to celebtrate this

Breckland Cats Protection

You have probably heard of the thyroid gland, which can cause problems in some older cats. The thyroid is made up of two glands located on either side of the windpipe, at the base of your cat's neck. These glands produce thyroxine, a hormone which helps to regulate the metabolic rate. Sometimes the thyroid becomes overactive and produces excessive amounts of thyroxine and this is known as hyperthyroidism and it speeds up metabolism. It can be diagnosed by a blood test. The signs of hyperthyroidism is increased appetite and or thirst; weight loss, hyperactivity and restlessness; vomiting and diarrhoea; poor coat condition; enlargement of the thyroid gland and a fast heart rate. If left untreated, hyperthyroidism will begin to affect other major organs, such as the heart of the liver and will eventually be fatal. The treatment options include medication, surgery or radiation and in some cases feeding a veterinary diet. Drugs are available that block the production of

Tha Ovington Crower

Hare yew gittin on tergitha, gittin yewsed tew tha propa summer weatha?. Well thet hot spell gi us tha charnse tew git tha harvist in, an in gud time anorl. Thet worn’t sich a gud crop tha year but thet dint need no drying so we shud break evin I rekkun. Now thas hed a bitta rearn on the land we shell sune hefta git tha ole plow out an git stuck in. We’re sold orl tha bales o straw orl reddy, strate orf tha fild so we hent got enny cartin tew dew neetha. I wos goonta ter say thas bin orl quiet in tha willage, but I forgot abowt tha yewshul Parish Cownsil goo cart rearce down Chuch rood, wot thar hev evra year. Horry an me went up tha Horl cos thar wos a bitta grub gooin, hent got no beer tho, so we hatta hoss orf hoom an git a few bottles wot I

thyroxine and are usually in tablet form and need to be given daily for life. Blood samples need to be checked periodically to ensure that thyroid levels are within the normal range and, if not the dosage will need to be adjusted. Surgery involves removing one or both glands of the thyroid under general anaesthesia. Radiation is an irreversible treatment whereby cats are injected with radioactive iodine which destroys the abnormal thyroid tissue, while leaving the normal cells unaffected.

A veterinary diet has recently become

available which contains low levels of iodine and may help to normalise thyroid

levels. But it must be fed as the only source

of food with no access to other food,

including prey. Each cat and owner is different, so it is important to discuss the different treatments

options with your vet to decide what is best

for your particular cat.

Once a cat is treated he will return to normal fairly quickly in most cases. If the disease has been detected and treated early on, the cat

hed bin searvin up fer Norrige Cittys fust win.

I hefta gi’ tha cownsil thar dew, cos tha

rearcing wos pretty gud an thar wos a lotta goo carts a hullin tharselves down tha hill. Cos orl

tha people wotchin wos hoopin fer a rite ole

smash up, but tha ole cowncil Chairmawtha wos stood on boy Peter’s traila with wun o them lowd speekas, an she kep evrywun in orda, no wun dassn’t dew anything daft dew

else she wood’ve cum down like a tun o bricks

on thar hid. Thet hent in my natsher tew give

credit tew tha cowncil, but I gotta say thar did orlrite. Tha Chairmawtha rekkun thy orta dew

it agin nex year, but she dint hev tew dew orl

the luggin tha bales abowt, wot meard the run

down tha hill a bit of a rare ole tittermatorta. Ole Masta P hev bin in hospittle fer sevrul

days an I thort I orta goo an see how he ware gittin on. I took tha bus cos thet dew stop outside the Hospittle an yew dunt hev tew pay

come in to have a look. The two girls in the picture, Elsa (left) and Lauren Chard, with mum, come up to me and very unhappily say, “We put two entries on the table this morning and they are not there anymore. Have you any idea as to where they have gone?” For each class in a section there is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. All the firsts are then compared and an overall section prize is awarded. We moved all the section overall winners to a central table. My explanation

that they were both overall winners in their respective sections turned sorrow to joy. This was the first time I had attended the Wayland Show and I must say that before I went I would have been a bit daunted by entering my stuff at such a prestigious event. In fact those who contributed entries were the same kind everyday folk as those who entered the Hockham show. In fact some of them were exactly the same people. So next year we are looking for more members from the club to contribute. Our last meeting of this season will be on Wednesday 12th September, our AGM. After we have had our say there will be refreshments provided and a slide show. New members are always welcome. For details visit our website at: Edward Szczepanowski.

event with lunch at Thetford Garden Centre. We had a splendid lunch and caused a few eyebrows to be raised but it was all good fun and hopefully good publicity. This being the very first Norfolk Day for the County we had little time to decide on anything more ambitious – keep an eye out for what we decide to do next year! Our next event is a BBQ in member Stella's garden for members and partners, we hope the sun keeps shining – but not quite so hot! As mentioned in my last report we look forward to two public events on October 26th when we have a special Flower Arranging afternoon and on November 4th when the Martham Military Wives choir, The Bluebirds, supported by the West End Waiters present an afternoon concert to celebrate The Armistice. Tickets for both will be in Mullengers at the beginning of September. As I write this it is actually raining, a welcome change from all that heat and wasn't the storm that struck on the evening of July 27th spectacular! Enjoy the rest of your summer. Correspondent Brenda

often lives several more years. The cat in the photograph is Lucy, who belongs to one of our volunteers. Lucy has the opposite condition – she has hypothyroidism, which means she does not produce any thyroxine at all. It is a very rare condition in cats. Lucy therefore has to have thyroxine tablets every day of her life, to keep her alive and healthy. However, she has learnt that if she gobbles up her tablets by herself, she then gets 2 Dreamies!! She is such a clever girl. For help or advice, or if you need assistance

with the cost of neutering, please call us on 01842 810018. Rita Thompson.

of neutering, please call us on 01842 810018. Rita Thompson. tew park tha bus. Poor ole

tew park tha bus. Poor ole boy wos in a ward

wi sum otha ole boys wot wos orl done up in bandages an hed thar arms an legs hung from hooks in tha roof. “Cor Blarst” I say “Wos orl up wi this lot, then” “Well” he say. “They wos in tha pub an a coach load of Ipswich supportas cum in an git orl uppity cos city hed lorst agin an thar lot hed wun, thar kep mobbing tha Norrige boys an sune thar wos a rite ding dong an our boys cum orf wus, cos

thar wos a masterful lot of tha Ipswich boys, so thar ended up in hare alonga me” “Hare yew gittin on then ole partner?”

“Well I’m betterannerhebbin, so shud be hoom afore Satdi, gotta see if City win fer wunce” Well ths gittin leart arlier now so thet ownt be long afore tha shops are full of Christmus jollificashuns. I see tha parish lanterns shining so its orf tew bed. Fare yew well tergitha, and dunt fergit Dew yew kip a troshin. Boy Sid

see tha parish lanterns shining so its orf tew bed. Fare yew well tergitha, and dunt
see tha parish lanterns shining so its orf tew bed. Fare yew well tergitha, and dunt
see tha parish lanterns shining so its orf tew bed. Fare yew well tergitha, and dunt
see tha parish lanterns shining so its orf tew bed. Fare yew well tergitha, and dunt

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The Wayland News September 2018 Page 6 Jewel of a play for Boo and Hiss This
The Wayland News September 2018 Page 6 Jewel of a play for Boo and Hiss This
The Wayland News September 2018 Page 6 Jewel of a play for Boo and Hiss This

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 Retreat for retired and resting members of the entertainment industry. But all is not what it seems, and resting is not the way to describe the goings on. And are these people for real, or are they just pretending to be what they seem at first meeting? And why are they looking for the combination to a safe they do not have? And who are these two young men who turn up, and why are they here? All will be revealed as the plot thickens, with many a twist along the way. If you have been to our productions

Watton Country Market

Watton Country Market has been on the road over the last few weeks with ‘ Pop Up’ Markets all over the place! We attended Carbrooke Flower Festival, The Queens Hall for What’s on in Watton, Great Ellingham Ted Fest and the Scrappy Races at Ovington. We also continue to support our Market Colleagues at the Wymondham and Downham Market Country Markets. Our green aprons are almost getting worn out, but we are looking forward to attending Lancaster House in Watton on the 26th August and we will be holding a special Carnival Market on the 16th September! Despite the glorious summer weather we have enjoyed, it is already time to start opening our Christmas Order Books and we will be happy to help with any bespoke gifts you require or of course festive food orders. Please do not

you require or of course festive food orders. Please do not before you know you are

before you know you are in for a good night out, with laughs all the way. If you have not been before, then why not come and see what fun it all is. At only £6 a ticket it is really good value. We can keep our ticket prices low because we have good audiences, with many a complete sell-out performance. Performance nights are Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of September at the Queens Hall. The bar is open before the show, when you can also order your interval drinks, during the interval, and after the show. Tickets are

now on sale at Mullenger’s Estate Agents in Watton. All seats are reserved, so to get the best seats, book early. We have, as ever, all had great fun at rehearsals. After all, that is what we do it all for. If you enjoy watching it as much as we have doing it we will all have a great time. Hope to see you there. As I am directing this year I will miss my time on the stage, but I have really enjoyed directing again. They are a great bunch of people to work with, so thank you cast and thank you the audience. Keith Gilbert

hesitate to let us know as soon as possible if you are thinking about a custom made item. We continue to recruit new Members so if you are interested in becoming a producer please call in and speak to Linda, our Market Manager who will be able to explain all about Membership. If you have not yet shopped with us, why not visit us and check out our range of locally produced baked goods, savouries, preserves, honey, eggs, produce, plants and crafts. We can cater for special dietary requirements and all

We can cater for special dietary requirements and all our food producers hold a current Certificate

our food producers hold a current Certificate in Food Hygiene. We are always at the Christian Community Centre, every Wednesday morning 8.30am – 11.30am, we are looking forward to serving you.

at the Christian Community Centre, every Wednesday morning 8.30am – 11.30am, we are looking forward to
at the Christian Community Centre, every Wednesday morning 8.30am – 11.30am, we are looking forward to
at the Christian Community Centre, every Wednesday morning 8.30am – 11.30am, we are looking forward to
at the Christian Community Centre, every Wednesday morning 8.30am – 11.30am, we are looking forward to

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The Wayland News September 2018 Page 8 St Margaret's Church Breccles Historic Font The restoration of
The Wayland News September 2018 Page 8 St Margaret's Church Breccles Historic Font The restoration of
The Wayland News September 2018 Page 8 St Margaret's Church Breccles Historic Font The restoration of

St Margaret's Church Breccles Historic Font

2018 Page 8 St Margaret's Church Breccles Historic Font The restoration of the Norman and medieval

The restoration of the Norman and medieval font at St Margret's Church, Breccles Has been completed. The fine detail of the carving has now been revealed. The carving on the East face is of four figures under arches, perhaps the Evangelists, on the North face blind arcading, on the west face two Green Men and on the South face foliate decoration. The work was completed thanks to a £500 grant from AllChurches Trust.

Watton Evening WI

Our speaker at our meeting in July saw Julie Porter display and instruct on how to make clothes, bags and hats out of recycled materials. The fabric from umbrellas, tights, plastic bags and even mens ties were all put to good use to produce skirts, Christmas wreaths, rain hats/ capes, even garden or tool bags were made from jeans

no longer able to be worn. It was absolutely

amazing that items could be recycled to produce such high quality items. Definitely

a look back to WI origins of producing

things out of discarded, outdated, fabrics. We will all look at old clothes and items in

a very different light with the view of

making something new. Such an accomplished lady and very entertaining. Members were invited to participate in the competition for this month and this was won by Sally with a hat made of recycled plastic carrier bags and 2nd place was Jan and 3rd was Steph. Those winning members entering the monthly competition receive points which are counted at the end of the

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 about the fascinating history of the Abbey. This was followed by a walk around the inside when our guide pointed out interesting windows and sculptures, amongst many other things. After very enjoyable refreshments we carried on our tour outside, looking at the layout of the grounds and the herb gardens. The old and new buildings have been beautifully blended together. How lucky we are to have this wonderful building so close

to Watton.

year and the overall winner is presented with a prize. As mentioned in last month’s Wayland News – our Resolution of Mental Health vote was taken to the National meeting and our representative from Saham Toney WI gave a comprehensive report. The motion was discussed at the National Conference and the vote carried (5945 For and 103 Against) the aim is to improve a better understanding of Mental Health. After our usual refreshments, notices were given and Pam Morgan alerted the meeting to a new community project ‘Love Norfolk, Hate Waste’. Members were asked to sign up to pick up 3 pieces of litter they come across whilst out walking along our streets and dispose of it responsibly. This is a positive, active way to keep our streets tidy and clean, again reminiscent to WI past Resolution of Keep Britain Tidy. This is something we can all achieve on a daily basis making our environment cleaner and more attractive, instilling a feeling of wellbeing to each one of us aiding our Mental Health. During this month many Members braved the high temperatures to walk along Stan’s Walk to Griston in support of Associated Countrywomen of the World (ACWW) where donations were made in order to participate. To support Norfolk Day, the WI set up Stone Painting and craft for children and members of the public outside Wayland House. I’m sure everyone enjoyed this event. The Book Club held its first meeting this month. This was held in member’s peaceful garden setting whilst enjoying strawberries, cake and drinks whilst the nominated book ‘ Campari for Breakfast’ by Sara Crowe was discussed and awarded points. The next book nominated is ‘The Improbability of Love’ by Hannah Rothschild and members hope this will be a more enjoyable read. It was definitely a busy month for us. In addition the Lunch Club enjoyed delicious food at the Hare & Barrel and the Craft

Group met for two sessions at 10am and 7pm to allow all those wishing to attend to be able to do so.

So if you wish to know more about the WI or would like to join us as a guest (guest fee £3.50) please contact our Secretary, Carol

Robeson on 01953 881006 who would be pleased to speak to you.

Watton U3A

Our speaker in July was Tony Winchester from the Welney Wetland Centre. Tony has been a volunteer at the centre for 5 years. In total, they have ten centres across the UK, and they manage over 1300 acres of wetland grass, including 21% of the Ouse

Wash. They support over 20,000 water fowl, 239 different birds, 30 mammals, 16 fish species, plus 20 different species of dragonflies and 22 species of butterflies. Tony took us through the seasons of the year, giving details of when the above species can be found on the wetlands in each season.

In spring, the Hooper Swans and the Bewicks, which have been overwintering on the wetlands, return to their summer quarters. The Hooper swans to Iceland, and the Bewicks to Russia. Then the breeding waders, such as the Drumming Snipes, Lapwings and Avocets start to arrive. He told us that they had Blackwing Stilts for the first time last year, and that the Blacktailed Godwit is now in decline. A team of volunteers go out and collect the eggs of the Godwit, and raise the chicks, and then release them to return to their native country of South Africa. They have

so far bred 60 chicks.

In the summer months Damselflies, dragonflies and butterflies and thousands of different species of moths can be seen. You

will also find lots of nocturnal wildlife, such as different species of bats and barn owls. Wild flowers such as the Marsh Orchid and Purple Loosestrife flourish on the wetlands.

In the autumn, the Mallards, Swans, geese

and ducks start to arrive for the winter. Winter sees the arrival of birds such as Ruffs, Spoonbills, and the Spotted Flycatcher. The wetlands in East Anglia, also supports lots of Cranes. Pintail Ducks, Shovel Ducks and Mute Swans (which are also owned by the Queen) can be found in abundance. Water Voles and Brown Hares can be seen throughout the year.

He finished his talk, by telling us that the Ouse Wash is the most important wintering site in Western Europe. A place that bird lovers and wildlife enthusiasts should all visit! The speaker for September is Georgette Vale as Lucilla Reeve. The No1 pub lunch group will be going to The Windmill at Great Cressingham on Thursday 13 September. The No2 pub lunch group will be going to The Swan at Hillborough on Tuesday 25 September.

A group of members visited the St. Peters

Brewery and Hall at South Elmham earlier this month. We had a very interesting tour of the hall and brewery followed by a delicious tea.

In October a visit has been arranged to RAF

Marham. Because it is for a limited number

another visit will take place in March. Please contact our Membership Secretary, Jacqui Cummings 01953 881716, if you would like to become a member of the Watton U3A, or would like further details.

a member of the Watton U3A, or would like further details. Deadlines! Page space is allocated


Page space is allocated strictly on a first come, first served basis. 12 Noon on the 15th of the month preceding publication is now the last date and time that copy will be considered for inclusion. Arrival of copy before deadline does not guarantee inclusion, if you wish to be certain your entry gets published, then please make sure it

arrives in plenty of time otherwise you may

still be disappointed. While I have until now, made every effort to accommodate everyone, it is likely that there will be an increasing number of disappointed contributors as (in the case of this paper) I have to revisit the layout several times and reduce font size in order to accommodate later contributors. Please take note that I will be much stricter about this in future and not compromise the readability of The Wayland News in a vain attempt to keep everyone happy!

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Watton Churches Together September

St. Mary’s Church, Watton Follow us @StMarysWatton If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays between 10.30am and 12 noon - Gerry Foster Open for Visitors Wednesday 10.30-3.00pm Thursday 10-12.30pm. 1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion 2nd Wednesday Morning Worship Thursdays 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers 5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yr Re-starts 9th September Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm Tel: 01953 881252

Sun 2nd


Holy Communion


Holy Communion

Sun 9th


Holy Communion


Informal Holy Communion

Sun 16th


Holy Communion


Holy Communion


Café Stop at the Blenheim Centre

Sun 23rd


Holy Communion


4th Sunday at 10

12 noon

Holy Baptism


Choral Evensong

Sun 30th


Holy Communion


Group Service at SS P & P Church, Carbrooke

Watton Methodist Church Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place.

At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member.

Sun 2nd


Miss J Woor


Revd B Winner

Sun 9th


Rev B Winner


Revd A King

Sun 16th


Town Carnival Service


Mr A Warby

Sun 23rd


Mrs E Warby


Local Arrangement

Sun 30th


Revd B Winner


Revd C Shanganya

Roman Catholic Community Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church

St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill

Sun 2nd 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday

Sun 9th 9.30am

Family Holy Communion

Sun 16th


Morning Worship

Sun 23rd


Holy Communion

St. George’s Church, Saham Toney

Sun 2nd


Lay Led Worship

Sun 9th


Family Holy Communion

Sun 16th


All Age Worship

Sun 23rd


Holy Communion

S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke

Sun 2nd


Family Holy Communion

Sun 9th


All Age Worship

Sun 16th


Holy Communion

Sun 23rd


Lay Led Worship

Sun 30th


Group Service of Holy Communion

St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington

Sun 2nd


Holy Communion

Sun 16th


Harvest Festival

Sun 23rd


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 Partnership

The Opening of the Sensory Garden at Wayland House on September28th will be followed on the 29th by the opening of the Autumn exhibition “A Feast for Autumn” at the Wayland Dragonfly Gallery. While this will be an open, mixed media exhibition, the general theme will be the colours, the weather, the scenery and the foods of Autumn. We will welcome all styles and media from textiles to oil painting, from miniature craft items to large wood turning or mosaics. If you are an artist and would like to take part, contact Jan on 881709. There will be a Private Viewing on Saturday 29th September. In November we will hold a commemorative Exhibition for the end of the First World War– ‘Wayland Remembers’. More details next month. Our Christmas Exhibition is ‘Deck the Halls’. We would like to Deck the Dragonfly Gallery with a wide range of gifts and crafts and cards as well as painting . We have always been able to provide our community with some unique festive gifts and seasonal cards which cannot be found elsewhere in the town. More details an application forms from Wayland House. September/October/November are food festival months and we are planning a really special event which we hope to hold in Thompson’s lovely new Community Hall with a celebrity guest and a cake decorating competition. We want to plan a really fun evening but we also want to raise some funds to help pay for the core costs which support all the very successful projects like the Memory Café, the Men’s Shed, the Job Club, the Gallery, Tourism events and so on, without which we would not be able to write funding bids and support projects to their conclusion. We will also hold a marketplace at the event where people who produce locally sourced, food related good such as jams and chutneys can book a stall. More information next month.

Norfolk Day + 2

@ St Mary’s Watton on 29th July


Skies of blue, fluffy clouds float by. Green pastures fresh. Poppies red, faces up, tall and proud. Dew drops glistening. Deer dancing. No ceilings. Vistas in abundance. Tractors slow, like armies marching through freshly turned earth. Life new, with birds soaring to the heavens. Sun scorching, winds soft. The sea near, comforting in its contour. Quiet and calm, Norfolk. God’s Garden.

By Tina Kiddell. Mayor of Watton

A Congregation of 92 from St Mary’s and the

benefice of Ashill, Saham Toney, Carbrooke and Ovington joined in the celebration of Norfolk Day at a “Songs of Praise” Group Service on 29th July, 2018. The service included poems written about Norfolk which were read aloud with hymns to suit. The Mayor

Tina Kiddell read the first poem written for her Civic Service which captured the very essence

of our beloved County. It was a special day for

all of us with bunting and flags made by the children adorning the church. Not forgetting the perfect finale of tea and Norfolk Shortcake after the service.

It makes me so proud to be living in this

glorious County! Lorraine Eldridge, Organist St

Mary’s Watton

Saham Toney Neighbourhood Plan - Call for Sites

To strengthen the Saham Toney Neighbourhood

What’s on at St Mary’s Church, Watton

Plan it has been decided to allocate sites in it - i.e. decide which are the most suitable sites in the village to fulfil our housing target till 2036. This has the unanimous approval of the Parish Council and is fully supported by all three of our consultants.

Thursday 6th Sept 10.00am Thursday Chat a


accordance with a key principle of the Plan -

social coffee morning at St Mary’s Church, all

that the right type of housing in the right places



welcomed - this will provide more certainty

ADventure restarts Sunday 9th September


the Parish Council, villagers, landowners,

10.00am-11.30am free for 0-16 years. Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching and continues each Sunday term time only. Mondays 10th, 17th, 24th September 9.30am Story Bags at St Mary’s Church for parents and preschool children during term time only. Mondays 10th, 17th, 24th September1st Watton Rainbow Brownies at St Mary’s Church

land agents and developers alike, as to where development may take place throughout the Plan's life to 2036, and on what scale of what type it will be. Site allocation involves a detailed, fair and objective assessment of all identified sites, using criteria that determine the acceptability of the site in relation to Local and Neighbourhood

Rooms for girls aged 5-7 years. The Rainbows will be meeting each Monday at St Mary’s Church during term time. or look on Facebook The August Winner of the 100 Club Draw was number 4 Jill Conie Please note there will be NO Cinema at St Mary’s in September but films will be shown again in October.

Plan policies as well as infrastructure, environmental and other considerations. The reasons for doing this were explained at the village presentation on 14th August, but if you were unable to attend that, you can find the presentation and more information on site allocations on our website ( As part of a process to identify potential sites anyone can put forward site(s) for consideration. For a site to be included in the assessment the pro-forma given on our

website ( must be completed in full. You do not have to be the owner of a plot of land in order to submit a proposal, but in that case, you will need to provide evidence of the landowner's agreement to that. Sites that were reviewed by Breckland Council in its Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments of 2014 and 2015 and have not since been granted planning permission will be considered if put forward, even if Breckland Council deemed them non- preferred, but still require completion of this form. In addition to this call for sites, the Neighbourhood Plan Work Group, acting on behalf of the Parish Council, may choose to contact landowners, their agents and developers to invite proposals for specific sites they are aware of. Please note that information submitted will be made available in the public domain and will not be treated as confidential. This Call for Sites will run from 17th August 2018 till 18th October2018. Proposals shall be returned by e-mail to

It shall be clearly understood that the Parish Council shall not be obliged to accept any or all preferred sites beyond a number that achieves Breckland Council's housing allocation for the Parish, or that specified in the Neighbourhood plan, if higher. The assessment of each site will be conducted by an independent group (AECOM). The final method of assessment will be published later and those who submit proposals will be informed of the final assessment criteria before an assessment begins. In accordance with the Saham Toney Housing Needs Assessment which was published in March 2018, proposed sites should ideally provide at least an element of one and two- bed roomed properties. If you have aspirations for alternative uses of land other than residential housing, then we would also like to hear from you. In particular, we would welcome details of land that you may wish to see taken forward to provide wider community benefit. Those considering making proposals should bear in mind that any potential land which is not put forward at this stage may not be subsequently considered for allocation during the period of the Plan i.e. 2019 - 2036. Additionally, sites can only be proposed for allocation if they are demonstrably deliverable and this is a matter which should be addressed address in submissions. Any site allocation in the final version of the Neighbourhood Plan will establish the principle of development of the land in question for housing development, subject to normal planning requirements and permission, and compliance with criteria set out in a plan policy dealing with that allocation. After completion of the site allocation process the Neighbourhood Plan will be updated to reflect the results and will include draft policies for preferred sites. A public consultation exercise will follow, and comments from villagers, Breckland Council and other relevant organisations will be considered before finalising the plan. Any questions relating to this Call for Sites shall be addressed to

before finalising the plan. Any questions relating to this Call for Sites shall be addressed to
before finalising the plan. Any questions relating to this Call for Sites shall be addressed to

The Wayland News September 2018 Page 10

Shipdham & District Book Group

At our July meeting we discussed Bad Blood a memoir by Lorna Sage academic, Professor of English at UEA, literary critic and much more. It was written when Sage had terminal cancer. Her own experience is divided into three sections focusing on her grandparents’ marriage, her parents’ marriage, and her adolescence culminating in her own marriage following her seemingly unexplained pregnancy at 16 followed by graduating with her husband from Durham University. During World War II, she and her mother lived with her mother’s parents in Hanmer vicarage while her father was in the army. After his return and the death of Sage’s grandfather and thus the loss of his house, the family moved to a council estate on the edge of the village. During Sage’s teenage years, when she was at school in Whitchurch, over the English border, the family purchased a home nearby. The narrative gives an account of the life of a dysfunctional, eccentric family.The most outrageous characters are Sage’s grandparents who lived in a state of constant war, marked by “murderous rows” when they were still talking to each other, nonstop vilification to anyone within earshot after direct communication had ceased. Her philandering grandfather had a scar on his face from his wife attacking him with the carving knife when he came home drunk. Both of Sage’s grandparents felt exiled in Hanmer, her grandfather because a small village in Flintshire offered no ntellectual scope, her grandmother because it offered none of the creature and social comforts she loved. The book met with mixed reactions. Favourable comments included: it was admirably and brutally honest; it brought

back many memories such as rationing and being mortified by relatives; the fact that she said she couldn’t be pregnant because she wasn’t, when she was and the prose was rich and beautifully expressed, the latter remark from some who disliked the book. Less favourable were:

monotonous; disliked the dreadful grandfather who appeared to take up 50% of the book; difficult to read; possibly an attempt by Sage to show her acheivement despite a bad start and it inspired no memories. Most were interested in the fact that some of the early detail came from her grandfather’s diaries given to Sage by her father after her mother’s death. This included his affairs and confirmed the grandmother blackmailing him for nearly the whole of his stipend by threatening to reveal all to the Bishop, thus the family lived in poverty and squalor, The book discussed on 15th August was Miss Garnet’s Angel by Salley Vickers. When a friend dies the retired spinster school teacher Julia Garnet goes to stay in Venice where a lifetime of caution is challenged. She encounters the paintings in the local church which tell the story of Tobias and the Angel. The ancient tale of Tobias, who travels to Media unaware he is accompanied by the Archangel Raphael, unfolds alongside Julia Garnet's contemporary journey. As she unravels the story's history, Julia's own life is thrown into question becauser, like the shifting sea-light of Venice, nothing here is quite as it seems. The views expressed at the meeting were so diverse there is insufficient space here to express them all. They ranged from loving the book so much having to ration the reading so it was not finished too quickly, or wanting to read it again immediately, to being bored or not understanding so giving up and not finishing it. Some loved the characters, old and new, whilst others found them

complex and unbelievable. There were those who liked the parallel stories, some even prefering the old tale of Tobias and the Angel from the Apocrypha to the more modern whilst others found it confusing. We did find it difficult to place in time with discussion on when the Italian currency was changed, later than we thought, and the doubts ove reference to mobile phones, which appeared earlier than we thought. Possibly the key to such divergence comes from Salley Vickers work as an analytical psychotherapist and lectures on links betweenh literature and psychology. It was an excellent meeting. For the meeting on 19th September we are reading The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry.

Mayors Musings

By Cllr Tina Kiddell Wow, what a month its been. Busy busy busy. There is so much positive energy floating around Watton at the moment, it must be the glorious weather. Things are definatly on the up in town. You could feel it at the sports centre car show which was on the 22nd July, it was an incredibly hot day and there was an amazing amount of people soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the cars on display. It was such a success that they will be planning another one next year. Look out for the date when it is released. It is good to support local events. We are trying our best to improve the events and put as many on as we can, giving the public things to do for all ages. On this note, don’t forget to buy your tickets for my charity ball, which is proving to become a hot date for your diary. Our flags have gone up in town and they look brilliant, we are compiling a list of people who would like to see them on their buildings along the high street, it is my hope to have one on every building. We will look to buy more next year. They were put up in time for our first Norfolk day on the 27th

were put up in time for our first Norfolk day on the 27th July. I was
were put up in time for our first Norfolk day on the 27th July. I was
were put up in time for our first Norfolk day on the 27th July. I was
were put up in time for our first Norfolk day on the 27th July. I was

July. I was lucky enough to be asked to read out my Norfolk poem at the church service at

St Marys which was a celebration of all things Norfolk. It was a beautiful service that made me feel incredibly proud to live in such

a fine county.

Sunday 5th was the wayland show, which was another proud day for me in that I got to meet lots of wonderful two-legged people and a fair few four legged ones, animals that is! It was a real celebration of how great our agricultural heritage is in the wayland area and many thanks go to Claire Bowes and all the organisers of such a wonderful day for all of Norfolk. I will definatly be going again next year. Monday 6th saw me along with Pc Austin Clarke and the cadets and their leaders and a few council staff members work tirelessly in the scorching sun to achieve a DIY SOS transformation on the memorial garden. I have to say it looks amazing Tesco’s provided refreshments and Jewson’s supplied some materials, many many thanks to all that helped bring this to fruition. Again, it made me very proud to belong to this community.

I hope the sun is still shining and I will catch up with you next month. Don’t forget to come and see me on the market.

Letter from Australia

By Chris O'Connor Such is the vastness of Australia that where I live (Adelaide South Australia) we are currently encountering a wet, cold spell. In the north of the nation (Darwin) the temperature is a very pleasant 28 degrees. Now I know 28 degrees sounds rather warm in England but you have to understand that hot in Australia is when the midday temperature reaches 38 and decides to hover there for many hours. Last summer we had a period where the mercury blasted to 45 and it was like walking into an oven. That was in Adelaide. In Darwin during summer the temperatures goes to 32 and then they have monsoon rain with 98% humidity. How far apart are we? 1,800 miles. Oh and by the way, New South Wales (600 miles from me) is in drought. Go figure. While you may be complaining about the 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 to hot; our homes tend to be designed with air conditioning in mind rather than a nice log fire. Oh how I miss them. And because we have air conditioning we use that to keep us warm to simply by flicking the switch to warm rather than cool. Mind you we are not boasting about it. Australia has the highest energy costs in the world and many people, particularly those on a pension or unemployed are finding it hard to pay their bills. A recent report found that at least 15% of people in Australia struggled to pay their energy bill simply because prices have rocketed almost 300% in the past three years. And of course the government is useless in trying to reign in the costs. The energy companies are raking in billions while people can’t heat or cool their homes. Because of a somewhat temperate climate when it does get cold we whinge and bitch like there is no tomorrow. Each morning at 7.30 I take my dog for a walk and a big run in a nearby dog park. And guess what the topic of conversation is? How cold it is. Admittedly there are occasions when there is a frost on the ground and strangely it is we pathetic humans who whine, the dogs run and play and don’t even notice it. As I write this the temp is hovering around 15 and I have my heating blasting away. Yes I’m probably a wimp but I like to say it is my aging bones that necessitate the warmth. Having said that I could move if I could afford it. We have a state called Queensland and many pensioners have sold up and headed there simply because the weather is warm most of the year round and they can walk their dogs along pristine beaches each day rather than an enclosed dog park in suburbia. The only problem they have is that they are in the tropical zone so they do tend to get some rather devastating floods. A series of floods hit Queensland beginning in November 2010. The floods forced the evacuation of

thousands of people from towns and cities. At least 90 towns and over 200,000 people were affected. Damage initially was estimated at around A$1 billion before it was raised to $2.38 billion. There were 33

deaths Three-quarters of the council areas within the state of Queensland were declared disaster zones. So as you can see Australia is a nation of constant changes and like you we complain when the temperature does not suit or lifestyle. Come visit one day you might be surprised. Although the jet lag will knock you flying for 3 or 4 days before you can start to enjoy it. Take care in the heat.

Bradenham and District Horticultural Society

Gardeners everywhere have been celebrating the rain which has come at last! Now it is

back to mowing lawns and keeping up with the weeds Thursday August 16th saw Dr Ian Bedford giving us a talk about butterflies: their extraordinary life-cycle and the huge variety of species including some who are endangered. Members were able to learn about what to grow to attract, feed and shelter these beautiful visitors. Our Autumn Show on September 1st is the culmination of planning, sowing - and finally reaping the rewards of all the hard work. Vegetables, fruit and flowers jostle with preserves, photography and crofts. Come and see, have a cup of tea, meet and chat with the members! Hall opens at 11am with last entries by 1pm at the latest. Open to the viewing public from 3.30pm. Future dates (members only) Thursday September 20th Judges Dinner at The Necton Windmill; Thursday October 18th Plant swap, nibbles and wine & AGM ; Thursday November 15th is also open to non -members (details available soon) Look out for our updates on Facebook at Bradenham Community Hub Marianne Kilmartin Chairman 01362 820744 Laurene Henderson Publicity Officer 01362 821164 / 07942 820590

Rotary Umbrella Festival

As announced in June, Watton Rotary Club are holding a Rotary Umbrella Festival, when plain white umbrellas can be purchased for £10 - to be decorated however you wish, and then entered- by giving in your entry form or sending an e- mail - by the closing date, August 31st. All decorated entries will then need to be brought along to the Watton Christian

display and

for the public to judge, on Saturday morning Sept. 15th, the day before the carnival. They should be brought along between 9 and 10 am, and will be on display from 10 am to 4pm for the public to choose the winners in the Junior and Adult categories. The winners will be announced at a cheese and wine evening at the same venue ,from 6pm till 8pm the same day. We now have an invitation from Watton Carnival Committee for the umbrellas to be paraded at the Carnival on Sunday 16th September, and we are hoping to attract a high turnout. Further details will be given at the Festival on Saturday 15th September regarding time, meeting point etc. at the Carnival on Sunday 16th September

Community Centre



Over 100 umbrellas have now been sold, but

a few are still available from either of the following:

Ivan Chubbock Garage Services, Shipdham IP25 7RR Monday -Friday 8.30 to 5.30. Bowles and Walker, Breckland Business Park, Watton IP25 6UP Monday - Thursday

8, 30 - 5.30.

All proceeds will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK and other local Rotary charities. Keep your eyes open for decorated umbrellas which will shortly be displayed in several Watton High Street shops! Also you can email rotaryumbrellafestival@gmail,com and see rotaryumbrellafestival

The Wayland News September 2018 Page 11

Stewart 'Bob the Builder' Dickson

Tribute by Alison Dickson

Stewart was born in 1959 to Joyce nee Worby and Robert Dickson in a Tenement flat in Station Road Dumbarton Scotland. Stewart was not a good sleeper as a baby, after many

nights of screaming his grandad suggested a drop of whiskey to be added to his bottle of milk. For the first time since his birth he slept through the night and so soundly Robert overslept. Most people who knew Stew were aware that he had

a love for the gee gees. He was an early starter as his

grandad Dickson would get him to pick the horses each Saturday, he also introduced Stewart to cards and Stew loved poker. The family moved to Thompson as work was hard to come by in Dumbarton and there was a building boom going on in sunny Norfolk. By this time Stewart was 6 and started attending Thompson primary school where he met his first best friend Dougie. They had a lot to do with each other for many years and even ended up in the same class at Watton Secondary Modern School. Stew and Dougie would go shooting rabbits at Dougie's and spend a lot of happy times walking Sabre, Stews dog through the battle area Stewarts Mum Joyce came from Thompson so he had his Nanny and Grandad Worby and most of his Aunt's and Uncles there along with his cousins. He was always closest to his cousin Dawn and they spent a lot of time together. Their parents made the close connection as brother and sister married brother and sister, Dawn's Mum Lily being the only survivor Dawn and Stewpot were close right up to his passing Although Thompson was now the family home Scotland wasn't forgot about as every summer holiday he went up there to stay for six weeks, Nanny Dickson used to have lodgers so Stews love of food developed and custard was his favourite puddy as he call it. He used to run the errands, shopping etc for his nanny and then go to the pictures and stay there till lunch, go home eat and then go back if it was a good film. He watched Blackbeard's Ghost in double figures! He remained a lifelong Dumbarton supporter, some say the only one! Stewarts love of motor racing developed early as his Dad worked for Modus and they had their own racing

team. He even got to have a flight in the helicopter with Mo Harness In our teens we used to do the lap tower as

it was manual then at Snetterton and when we were a

bit older we both worked the bar. I remember working the 24 hour touring car's one year together. By this time Stewart was also great friends with Brett and Steve. Whilst Brett and Stewart were at Watton Secondary they joined every club possible as one of the main advantages was that you got to go in first for your lunch. Always a positive for Stew They both did very well at school,, goody two shoes is what they were referred to! To this day along with Steve and Dougie best mates.

I met Stewart not at school but in the Bull Hotel

Watton.,I wasn't allowed to go to the pub till I was 18 but friends of mine felt sorry for me and asked my Mum if I could go to the folk club that met at the Bull on a Monday night, they were told as long as I wasn't drinking I could go. Consequently I would go straight in the lounge bar and have a drink with Stewart Brett and Steve. I was 17, we went everywhere together. Once I was 18 the clubbing began Sampson and Hercules was a favourite followed by a Zacks as there used to be a van on the car park. Just friends for years and years. I then went away to work at the Blakeney Hotel once I came home our relationship developed from friends to lovers as the song goes! Married on his 25th Birthday Stewart knowing I couldn't have children. We all know that he would have made a brilliant dad, instead an excellent Uncle, Godfather and friend to all. My Mum used to say I didn't need children as I married a big kid. You never heard him utter a bad word about anyone, didn't swear

and didn't like others to swear, Referred to as a true gentleman. Yes we did like a drink in our early days but who didn’t and in the later years a pint and a G and

T he was anyones!!

He loved his holidays, we had lots just the two of us

and made many friends along the way When he was 40

it was decided instead of a joint party with Steve and

Brett we would all go on holiday together, We went the once and it carried on for nearly 10 year's. So many happy memories. He was brilliant at finding villas and they got more and more luxurious for less money every year! Poor Clive never did get his ice cream sundae a promise for every long walk we took and bless him he fell for it every time! He loved young people's company and my best friend Shirley's family became our family as we are always referred to as Auntie and Uncle and so very proud of them all we both are. There where so many occupations he could have done

both are. There where so many occupations he could have done as he was a rather

as he was a rather clever chap. His careers teacher wanted him to go into banking which would have been quite apt as he was a good money investor and advisor

to others.

He did very well at school and went on to Kings Lynn college. From around the age of 12 he started working

at a DIY in Thetford and Brandon. He then had a run

of bad luck job wise before his main occupation a transport manager which he did for many years. He then began driving for a safety company and after travelling backwards and forwards to Norwich for many years got a job locally at Adcocks. ,We also at the time had the village florist so he divided his time between both businesses until we both took early retirement.

Stewart was a member of many clubs in the town as he lived in Watton from the age of 16 due to his parents sadly separating. Pool team at the Bull, ,Watton Twinning Association where he has been the chairman in the past and a member for 26 years, Watton Thursday club and more

recently the Wayland Show Committee. We both started as judges and became committee members running the horticultural side then the latter years Stew helping on the horse section Our twinning family are part of our family,. We couldn't have done better as what Anna says about Stewart proves. Anna flew from Hamburg and back just to see him for

a few hours as it happens he was rather poorly that day.

This is the email she sent on her return to Hamburg. So many things I wasn't able to say today That I love you. You are family to me and that I feel closer to you and Alison than to people I am related to. That I loved being a kid around you to joke and play with you. You have the biggest heart and it's just unfair that you have to go now You deserve ten more life times of happiness and joy Seeing you today broke my heart and I hate that there

is nothing I can do. All I can do is thank you for all the wonderful memories you have created for me

I wish you'd still be around for to dance at my wedding and meet my kids because I'd want them to meet you

I hope we meet again in another life, in heaven or where ever we are going

I will miss you with all my heart Love Anna

Who can forget Bob the Builder at Watton Carnival every year, the kids and adults loved his presence, What an entertainer he was We've had some brilliant times on outings party's and club nights with the Thursday club as you can imagine we've had a good social life together and hopefully have succeeded in giving something back to the community. Stew also belonged to a local poker group and enjoyed

a flutter on the horses a member of Fakenham for

several years and a follower of point to point racing. So

life has never been dull. Thompson became part of our life on retirement as I helped with blossom and yarn Stew found himself on carpark duty He did a very good job as he was back

two years later! So St Martin's fund raising team was added to the list!

I couldn't have been prouder of him, how he helped

with both my parents illnesses while dealing with his own parents deaths. He carried on helping me care for my Dad even though he was ill but didn't know what it was at the time. Little did we know how serious the cancer was. He beat it the first time round. After his treatment we

did make the most of the 5 months and did alot of traveling around England Scotland and Wales then back to the devastating news that the cancer was back

in 3 different places.

No one deserves this awful disease let alone Stewart so now it's time to sleep the long sleep My hero has

fought his last battle with honour. God bless and keep you safe my Love My Life, My Hero Not only will he be missed by Myself, Ted and Ann but by all his Close family and friends and all who knew the REAL Stewart.

Do you use a Wood-burning/ Multi-fuel Stove or Open Fire?

If you do, you could be part of

the pollution problem which can have an impact on your local air quality, but most of us would not be aware of this and this is why the government have highlighted “BurnRight” and the role of professional chimney sweeps in it’s ‘Clean Air Strategy’. We (Breckland Brush Chimney Sweep - 01953 881579) know it is our duty to share information with our customers on how to get it right when lighting and operating a wood- burning/multi-fuel stove or open fire and highly recommend that our customers visit the website for some extremely valuable advice and information. Some useful tools that you may consider purchasing are

a :-

* flue pipe thermometer - this will show that your stove is

burning at it’s best temperature. *moisture meter - to check the moisture levels in the wood that you are burning, the optimum being less than 20% measured on the inside of a split log. *stove fan - this is powered by the heat from your stove and does not need any batteries or power and very effectively mixes the hot air rising from the stove and into your room. Here are some “Burnright” Do’s and Don’t’s that you may find useful. Do’s Bring the stove to operating temperature quickly and try

to keep it there; Use dry wood - 20% moisture or less (look out for the ‘Ready to Burn’ logo), from suppliers; Use the manufacturer’s recommended fuels; Have your chimney swept regularly; Store and stack your logs so they are well ventilated; Use a thermometer, moisture meter and stove fan to help improve efficiency, save money and reduce pollution; Fit a carbon monoxide alarm. It is common-sense which could save your life.

If you have an older or inefficient stove or one that is too

powerful, consider replacing it with a modern efficient model. You will instantly begin to save money and burn cleaner. Do Not’s Don’t close off the air to ‘slumber’ the fuel for long periods or overnight; Don’t use large logs - 4 to 6 inch / 100 to 150mm diameter are best; Don’t burn wood or coal on open fires in Smoke Control Areas; Unless you have just lit or just refuelled the fire, don’t allow smoke to come from the top of the chimney; Don’t buy a stove which is too big (too powerful) for the room. You will get too hot and be likely to shut the air controls too much. The burning temperature will drop, fuel is wasted and pollution increased. Don’t be tempted to fit or alter any part of a chimney or solid fuel system yourself. Don’t mix smokeless fuel and wood as you won’t get the best from either and it can create problems. Don’t burn plastic waste or treated waste wood. It stinks and it is toxic. To book an appointment to have your chimney swept, call us on 01953 881579 or 07966 298777 Breckland Brush Chimney Sweep. As well as being a member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps & a HETAS Installer and Sweep; we are also recommended by and linked to the Thatch Advice Centre on for invaluable advice if you own a thatch.

Family Matters Keyworker wanted for Watton

Please, let’s together be part of this funding opportunity! On the weekend of the 6th and 7th of October, the St Mary's Church community at Watton, are inviting anyone and everyone to come together to raise the funds for a ‘Families Matters Keyworker’. With the support of a community management group, they will join up what’s happening for Watton families in

partnership with all Town organisations including Watton Churches Together, from the springboard of St Mary’s, the Children’s Centre, the current nurseries, schools and other activities for children and young people. Indeed, also aiming to work in partnership to break through and bring about change that’s going to make a positive difference. We read the traditional African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child”, which has been widely quoted when examining the partnerships required during the maturation of our youth. Our “village” has never been more necessary than it is today. We live in a fast-paced, instant information, pressure-packed world, yet where loneliness is rife and support often lessening

due to the cutback in resources, or already missing…


aim is to manage a post between us that can be a catalyst for help, with the joined-up wrap around care so many young

families need in their short early years.

can be a catalyst for help, with the joined - up wrap around care so many
can be a catalyst for help, with the joined - up wrap around care so many
can be a catalyst for help, with the joined - up wrap around care so many
can be a catalyst for help, with the joined - up wrap around care so many

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Richmond Park Golf Club Ladies Section

The long hot summer of golf continued for the Ladies of Richmond Park and on Monday 23rd July, in very hot conditions, they played the Combination Cup. This is a pairs competition played in the format of 6 holes Foursomes, 6 holes Greensomes and 6 Holes Better ball. The winners, with a magnificent score of Net 56, were Linda Hewison and Rosie Sutterby, well done ladies. (Photo shows Linda left & Rosie right). On the following Monday, 30th July, it was Ladies Invitation Day and the weather took a turn for the wetter. However, despite some prolonged showers, some very good scores were achieved

by the Richmond Park Ladies and their guests.

The competition was 4 Ball Better Ball format with both scores counting on all the Par 3’s. The greens were in very good condition and the

fairways benefitted from the rain and everyone enjoyed their day on the course. A welcome halfway house was provided offering snacks and

a glass of Pimms, and later a delicious and very

generous buffet lunch was provided. The winners, on countback, with 51 points were Jeanette Fowler and her guest Maureen Everett from Kings Lynn Golf Club who were presented with a beautiful hydrangea plant each. (Photo Maureen left & Jeanette right). On Monday 13th August the Ladies of Richmond Park played their annual Granny Cup competition. The Cup was presented to the Ladies Section by previous Lady Captain Fran Parker, it is played in the Stableford format and is contested by the Grannies and Step-Grannies of the Ladies Section. However there were also prizes for non-grannies to play for and despite the threat of showers or possible thunderstorms the day was dry, and this resulted in some excellent scores. Winner of the Granny Cup with 35 points was

scores. Winner of the Granny Cup with 35 points was Maureen Flack (photographed receiving the trophy

Maureen Flack (photographed receiving the trophy from Chris Whyatt, Ladies Chair (Left) and Linda Hewison, Competition Secretary (Right). 2nd place on countback, was Claire Carney also with 35 points. 3rd was Rosie Sutterby with 34 points. 4th was Cherrie Lawn with 33 points. Winner of the prize for non-granny went to Sandy McCormack who scored an amazing 42 points, which earned her a handicap reduction to 11. 2nd prize went to Julie Ellis with 32 points.

Watton & District Royal British Legion

Well it’s that time again and there is still plenty

to report. Of course the great Pilgrimage rerun to

Ypres in Belgium went off very warmly as most

of western Europe sweltered, but that is old hat

now. The branch actually had 2 teams go to Ypres one as reported in the previous issue but

also Alan and Lorna Chilvers represented Wretham & Hockham branch with their standard

as their branch had nobody able to attend. So in

the spirit of the Legion not only did we represent our area we assisted our neighbours as well. In July our standard was also present at the service

of rededication of the county standard held at Alysham. Steve Bibby carried the standard and John and Helen Daly represented the branch. As has been the case most of this summer the weather was very kind and the parade and further proceedings were carried out on a lovely summer day. At the end of July Rev Gerry Foster, who is the branch Chaplain, invited us all to afternoon tea at the vicarage. A pleasant couple of hours were spent quaffing copious amounts of tea and sampling cakes and scones produced by Gerry’s

Heritage Open Day at St Peters Church Merton

small team of helpers, thanks you all for a wonderful afternoon. We also welcomed 2 new members to the group who had recently moved back into the town after spending several years living in France. They had been members of an overseas branch whilst abroad so only had to transfer their branch. We also had new members appear on our book, which is very encouraging, obviously the word is filtering out that one does not have to be ex forces to join, and the recruiting team are doing a good job. Some of the new recruits came from the awareness event held at the Queens hall organised by the Wayland Partnership. Members also visited our neighbour branch at Hingham, which is suffering with dwindling numbers, to see if there was any way we could assist their recruiting, and of course we had to sample their buffet lunch at Lincoln’s restaurant. The news just goes on and on, because we also were informed this month that the branch had submitted a successful bid to take our standard to the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in November. Steve Bibby will carry the standard at the service which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the armistice in 1918. Other members of the branch

life in Tottington before the Second World War. In addition, Bronwen Tyler ran a slide show of the photographs, and chatted

have secured tickets and will watch the occasion on the Saturday evening in company with HM Queen. Unfortunately this will mean that the standard will miss the parade in Watton this year as some of us will be marching past at the cenotaph on the Sunday morning as well, so Watton will be well represented at the major remembrance events in this centenary year.

It sounds all fun and games but there is a serious

side to The Royal British Legion too and we support and assist veterans, serving members of the armed forces and their families on a day to day basis as well at a local level. We check on the welfare of elderly veterans, make friends and

go for a chat with those who may be lonely, visit in hospital and a variety of other activities which basically come down to simple comradeship and

a way of saying “Thank you for your service”. It

helps immensely that we meet and share a facility of The Blenheim Centre which is the RAF

families club on Tedder Close. If you would like to join us with the aim of helping and supporting our service and veteran community ,why not visit our website on or telephone the secretary Helen Daly on 01953 885124 for more information on how to become involved.

And as a further attraction, Brian Hines kindly brought his carved models of the farm equipment that was used locally in the past, and spent much time talking to a stream of interested visitors. Ploughman's lunches, stxrawberry cream teas and delicious cakes were in continuous demand and the raffle aroused much interest with some superb prizes to be won. Many thanks to Bronwen and Brian, and to all the other people who helped with their time and hard work - baking cakes, getting the church prepared, donating raffle prizes, and helping on the day. And a big thank you to all who came along – it was the visitors and their interest that made it such a successful day! Thank you so much and we look forward to the next time! From all at St. Peter's, Merton

to the next time! From all at St. Peter's, Merton A day to remember - and
to the next time! From all at St. Peter's, Merton A day to remember - and


day to remember- and not just because it was


visitors about the villages


gloriously hot and sunny! Sunday 15th July

that were commandeered by

began at Merton church with a visit from Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Quest. Radio Norfolk presenter Anna Perrott had to find the stained-

the War Office in 1942 and are now part of the Stanta Training Area - a story that

glass window depicting a sundial, where the next


a unique and moving part

clue in her treasure hunt was hidden. Then, after

a brief interview, she headed off to Great

Ellingham in search of another clue, leaving the team of volunteers at St Peter’s to make the final preparations for our Heritage Open Day. We welcomed a constant flow of visitors to this special day from both near and far - some from Norwich and as far away as Cambridge, and even one lady from Australia accompanied by cousins

from Gloucestershire! In all an estimated 300 people visited during the day and the amazing sum of over £800 was raised for the repair fund for the nave roof. We were fortunate to have been given permission

to display the Crown Copyright collection of old

photographs of Tottington. A selection of these pictures, enlarged, illustrated various aspects of

Dance-Away at The Queens Hall

Saturdays September 1st October 6th 7.30 - 10.30pm Ballroom, Latin & Sequence Bar - Raffle

of our heritage here in Wayland. Other display panels described the extraordinary life of the Maharajah Duleep Singh of Elveden, and showed the links between the Maharajah and the 6th Lord Walsingham in the 1870s, when the Merton estate was famed for its outstanding game shooting. Also featured were the Maharajah’s son “Prince Freddie” and the Rev Charles Kent, rector of Merton, who collaborated over the restoration of Thompson church in the early 20th century.

restoration of Thompson church in the early 20th century. THE WAYLAND NEWS Page space is allocated
restoration of Thompson church in the early 20th century. THE WAYLAND NEWS Page space is allocated
restoration of Thompson church in the early 20th century. THE WAYLAND NEWS Page space is allocated
restoration of Thompson church in the early 20th century. THE WAYLAND NEWS Page space is allocated
restoration of Thompson church in the early 20th century. THE WAYLAND NEWS Page space is allocated


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