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Dereham & High Street Packed for Carnival

Living Group
Are you caring for a family member or friend. Well
maybe you would like some support well come and
join us, as our entire members are caring for
someone, as together we have a wealth of
We have five meeting a year and our next meeting
is on 19th October 2018 and we meet at Watton
Sport & Social Centre Dereham Road Watton IP25
6ER.There is a bus stop outside the Watton Sport &
Social Centre and you can just walk down the drive
We have guest speakers and at the next meeting we
are have a visit from Mr Geoff Ray and he will be
talk about his adventure in the Desert Run. Geoff
talk are always interesting and enjoyable.
We start at 10-30am to 1-30pm (if you can bring a
small prize for the raffle and we provide Tea,
Coffee and Biscuits but you will need to bring a
mug) So come along and see what we are about,
and we look forward to seeing there you will be
made very welcome.
For more details please ring 01953799857, leave a
message and I will get back to you alternatively you
can e-mail us on

Hingham and
Hardingham Art Watton High Street was packed on Sunday 16th September for this year’s Carnival. More pictures inside on page 10!

Group Exhibition Griston Babes in the evening’s meeting due to other commitments but will take on
the role of Treasurer from Audrey Barnett. In the absence of
Hingham and Hardingham Art Group and
any other volunteers, Parish Council Chairman David Barnett
Friends, will be holding their annual exhibition in
The Lincoln Hall, Hingham on 6th – 7th October. Wood Festival offered to act as chairman on an interim basis.
A wide range of mediums and subject matter on This is a huge disappointment to all who worked so hard over
Do you remember the lovely day we had in June at The Babes recent years to put on 2 great events for the village, raising
show by familiar names alongside exciting new
in the Wood Festival on Griston Recreation Ground? Would almost £6,000 for charities and Griston in the process. Unless
contributors. Open Sat and Sun 10am – 5pm.
you like to visit again next year? We need your help! more people are prepared to come forward and help it is hard
Admission Free. Refreshments available. Details:
Well! After having organised hugely successful festivals in to see what the future holds, as the handful of dedicated people
01362 820661 or 01362 850365
Griston in 2017 and 2018, behind the recent festivals cannot be expected to continue to
the way forward for Griston shoulder all the hard work entailed in planning and staging
Festival Committee is now events in the future.
in serious doubt due to lack If you would like to get involved David would love to hear
of support. Chairman Nicky from you on 880441. The next meeting of the committee is
Hornsey stood down from planned for Monday 12th November at 7.30 at ‘Tinosa’,
her position at Monday Church Road, Griston.
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“excessive adornments”. around the Cemetery that has blown
Letter to Editor Mr Dover also submitted, with his or otherwise come from a grave
Watton Town Council Cemetery letter, a laminated notice which had adornment.
Spruce Up been hung on a wooden cross on The rules have always stated that on
Watton Cemetery now looks barren the grave of George's wife and read each grave, there should only be 2
and depleted. Watton Town Council as follows: vases, and although the Council has
have had removed, what they Please Note previously allowed a certain amount
consider to be, excessive adornments In response to concerns raised the of discretion for graves to have
from graves in the Town Cemetery. Town Council decided to review the excessive floral and other tributes
They are enforcing the rule that has Cemetery Regulations relating to such as toys, football shirts and other
been in place due to complaints that adornments on graves and agreed on items, significant to the memory of the
the Cemetery is looking shabby and 12th September 2017 that the current deceased person, until the grave has
untidy, and is not a pleasant place to rules should be adhered to. settled, however this has been
visit lost loved ones. The full rules and regulations can be inadvertently presumed as a right of
I consider WTC have violated the seen on the Watton Town Council entitlement is understandable that
grave of my late wife, and of others website - some people may be upset by us
including babies graves enforcing this decision, but this rule
I would suggest the Cemetery has These rules have been in place for has always been in place and is not a
only appeared untidy after the Town many years and were reviewed and new thing.
Council’s chosen contractors have left confirmed April 1st 2016. We have a responsibility to everyone
mown grass uncollected, and their Particular attention should be paid to who uses the Cemetery and it would
streamers have shredded items of Rules 8.1, 8.3ii, 9.11, 11.2 and 12. be wrong of us to ignore the concerns
grass etc. on to the faces of our loved Please note that graves should be raised. The complaints have been
ones headstones. We attend our grassed with no surrounds, kerbing, from those who are following the
loved ones graves and then have to gravel or edging of any kind and there rules, and asking why they have to
attend to the mess created by the must not be any planting. comply and others don't, from those
contractors work, carried out The rules state "No other adornments we employ for ground care, whose
presumably to the Town Council’s such as shrubs or trees, artificial machines have been fouled by items
dictate, requirements and satisfaction. flowers, wooden fencing, concrete or from 'over-adorned' plots causing
Despite repeated attempts to the other kerbing, wire fencing, costly damage to equipment and from
Council, covering period of nine windmills, raised or sunken those who want the Cemetery to look
years plus, I have been unable to footstones, solar lights, wind chimes, nice for when people come to visit the
extract a written copy of Watton balloons, items made of pottery/tin/ grave of their loved ones.
Cemetery’s rules which I believe is plastic/glass/brick or any other similar We are dealing with this as sensitively
not only absurd, but may be being items as determined by the Council as we can and have sent letters and
withheld without sufficient reason are allowed. The Council may placed notices on some the plots
regarding Freedom of Information. remove any adornments without asking for the adornments to be
If I am to agree to comply to the rules notice if deemed unsuitable." removed before a specified date.
I need to see them/have them in their Please note that only a maximum of Anything that has been left on a plot
entirety and make a decision based two vases are allowed on any one that is not in-keeping with the rules
upon their content. grave. shall be sensitively removed and
The Town Council’s provision of Your co-operation is requested to placed in a bag or box, labelled and
rules on a website, is not accessible to comply with the above and it is placed in the Councils store for safe-
all, albeit affecting a minority group, expected that adornments will begin keeping until October 31st.
so I consider there to be a lack of to be removed as soon as possible. We are also conducting a long-term
transparency by an elected WTC, and To ensure good maintenance of the and in-depth review of everything in
possibly an element of age-related Cemetery, after 31st July 2018, relation to the Cemetery, and the
discrimination. anything not removed by owners will issue of adornments may well be
I would also like to know which users be taken away and stored for 6 weeks considered at that time, meanwhile
of the Cemetery and other residents by the Town Council. we have to adhere to the rules and
have filed a complaint with WTC, The Town Council and its contractors will continue to try and make the
regarding the litter and debris strewn will not be responsible should any Cemetery a peaceful and presentable
around the Cemetery from a grave damage occur to items removed. place for everyone to visit.”
adornment. Is it reasonable for me to Watton Town Council Should anyone wish to retrieve any
accept this to be the case from WTC Notice dated 16th July 2018 item that has been removed for safe-
without justification or evidence? Mr Dover also submitted this keeping, please phone the Council
WTC will not even advise me of who statement which was given to him Offices on 01953 881007
is on the Committee regarding the when he collected the property
Cemetery, which I find astonishing Editor: Unsurprisingly I have received
which had been removed from his
a great many comments on this matter.
considering those on it to be elected wife’s grave. I know from experience that to lose a
public servants. Watton Cemetery member of one’s family brings
Finally, in attempting to redress the Watton Town Council (WTC) have incredibly difficult emotions that, for
actions of WTC, I would further begun to remove what is considered one’s own wellbeing, must be dealt
advise you that no artificial flowers to be 'excessive adornments from with in whatever way is necessary.
are permitted which appears to be some of the Graves in the Town If that means adorning a loved one’s
wholly contrary to other local Cemetery. grave, then so be it.
cemeteries and beyond practices. Although considered by some to be a I think it is fair to say that the
I consider WTC’s recent actions to be controversial decision, the Council adornment of graves has been
disrespectful, irreverent to our loved have made the decision to enforce the tolerated for many years now. One
ones, who are supposedly laid to rest rule that has been in place for many wonders why now?
there, and distressing to many. years due to complaints that the There is a view, held by some, that
Furthermore, additional distress will Cemetery is looking shabby and these actions are the result of certain
be felt by family members who are untidy and is not "a pleasant place to Town Councillors wanting to ‘punish’
yet to attempt to place flowers, silk or visit lost loved ones". residents for having the effrontery to
otherwise, and adornments on to Councillor Stan Hebborn, Chairman challenge the recent imposition of new
loved ones graves on anniversaries, of the WTC Cemetery Working fees and the attempts to remove
birthdays and Christmases as the two Group, said, ‘I can confirm that we themselves from their role as a Burial
items per grave rule will have been Authority.
have commenced work in tidying the
If this is your opinion, remember that
exhausted in very many cases. Cemetery and preparing the ground
there is an opportunity to express that
George Dover for potential future burial plots. We view at the Ballot Box in May -
The two pictures right are from Mr are responding to complaints from a assuming enough people stand to
Dover’s family showing his wife’s number of people who use the make a real election and not just to
grave before and after Watton Cemetery and other residents with return the previous councillors by
Town Council cleared it of regard to the litter and debris strewn default.
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driver- less principle and useless without enforcement, you’ve done it.... well......the It's Flu Vaccination
A Quick Look intended to take the place of which is mainly non-existent in feeling is immense, like nothing
internal flights around Britain. crowded traffic. else! Don’t look back, just go! Time
Round One can imagine a fat-fingered But traffic laws, like most You’re Superman, you move, The PPG would like to draw to
By Orbiter person slightly mis- others, don’t always work, for you duck, you dive........even readers attention that now is the
Here we go into the depths of programming the computer and the country seems to be full of crawl. Suddenly you are able to time of year when flu vaccinations
autumn, and the time of flu-jabs waking up in Aberdare instead of experts at spotting loop-holes in jump six feet like a feline.....dive are available at Watton Surgery
and bookings for Christmas Aberdeen! their efforts to avoid and burrow like a mole, using Flu Vaccination Eligibility groups
dinners, and the imminent All these self-driving, self- prosecution, and in fact defence your paws frantically to remove All primary school-aged children in
putting back of the clocks. Yes, a parking, all electric vehicles now lawyers earn their living that dirt and rubble. Unbelievably, former primary school pilot areas
wonderful summer to look back being aired reminds me of the way, for it seems that however you start laughing! Laughing at All children aged two to nine (but
on, a summer that put gardeners 1936 classic film Things to water-tight a law may appear, yourself and at what a state not ten years or older) on 31 August
in a bit of a spin, with the dry Come, which whetted our someone will find a way round you’re in! With all the 2018; Those aged six months to
hot days playing hell with floral appetites for all manner of new it, so that felons the whole world excitement, you want to urinate, under 65 years in clinical risk
displays and ruining fruit crops, marvels that were said to await knows to be guilty, manage to but where? You haven’t got the groups (Long-term conditions);
such as straw and rasp berries, us, but which never actually evade justice. time, you have to keep moving. Pregnant women; Those aged 65
which many growers found to be appeared. Robots would take My quick look round tells me For some strange reason, you tell years and over; Those in long-stay
well below normal, though black over the world, we were told, that new estates seem to appear yourself what a great SAS residential care homes; Carers.
berries seem to have done well. and we were led to expect a almost overnight, and we see soldier you would have made! Importance of the flu Vaccination
One crop that has done better whole host of man-like machines fields being cleared in You’d better believe it! Life got The flu vaccination is important
than ever is that of temporary marching around doing all the preparation for yet more. But in the way, life didn’t allow it, because it protects from Flu. Most
traffic lights and ‘Road Ahead work while we lounged about promises for amenities such as not your fault. importantly, in clinically at risk
Closed’ boards, which have enjoying ourselves. Yes robots doctors’ surgeries to be included Unfortunately.......just as quickly group, it protects against the
appeared in great numbers did come about, but not in somehow always seem to be as the adrenaline kicked complications of Flu such as
throughout the Wayland area on pseudo-human forms – they forgotten. And affordable decides to depart! Oh, Jesus! He Bronchitis and Pneumonia which
a daily basis. operate machines that produce houses ? Only if you are rich ! won’t help me, never does. are some of the conditions that put
Of course we should be grateful multiple articles of unvarying Good afternoon. Suddenly you feel exhausted! pressure on Surgeries and the NHS
for advance warnings of possible quality, which humans find ‘How come’? You ask yourself, as a whole during the winter
delays, but it would be so much difficult, given their ‘where’s it all gone’? You try season. Reducing these pressures
more helpful if we could be susceptibility to physical short- Don’t Look but you’re unable to lift your will go a long way to helping free
given some idea of where the comings. legs......your arms are like two up some time and GP appointments
blockage will occur, possibly But we are all governed by Back concrete slabs by your side, they and support patients in the
with a chalk- on- blackboard robots, mainly in the form of the A short story by weigh a ton, they won’t move! community. Therefore it is
notice at important junctions. A computerisation, which governs Trisha Wellbrook© Not an ounce of strength in your important for all patients within the
recent series of these closure every aspect of our daily lives. Your main priority body! Your mind wants to eligible groups to contact their GP
boards appeared every few Unfortunately computers do have to be alert, daring....brave. continue, but ‘body’ says ‘No’! Surgery to arrange an appointment.
hundred yards on the Swaffham occasionally suffer a hiccup, You see the opportunity, you Still, you keep telling yourself it
Road from Watton, leaving known as a ‘glitch’ and a whole must recognise it instantly. will be alright, it will all come Gt. Ellingham &
drivers to wonder “Will I be able section of the community People don’t fully understand out O.K. and you believe it.
to reach Saham Toney or suddenly finds that they are how brave you have to be. You ‘Body’ falls down, tells you it is District Flower Club
Ashill ? - can I reach the Farm divorced from the rest of the know what’s coming....long finished. So, you just lie there Are you interested in flower
\shop or the Church ? what about world, with banks unable to periods of anxiety, hunger and quietly. Don’t move a muscle, arranging? Do come along to one
the Waste Disposal site – or operate, planes unable to fly, thirst, still do it. Even close your eyes. The grass feels of our meetings. Our next is on
either of the Pickenhams?” Only people unable to communicate if it only works for a little while, like a top of the range mattress! Mon 15th October, a
if the location of the trouble spot with one another, and so on. In it’s worth it. There mustn’t be You will be alright after a little Demonstration entitled
is known can drivers plan a such times we have to rely on any doubt in your mind, it looks sleep. 'AUTUMNAL' by Joy & Christine,
suitable detour the old ways until normal so simple, you think it’s a piece Out of the blue a spotlight glares you will love it! All arrangements
One long running set of services can be restored. of cake, that’s where the ‘brave’ into your face! Jesus! What’s raffled at the end. Competition
temporary lights that have now Yes, although the younger bit happens. happening? Voices, lots of entitled ‘Harvest’- please enter. We
been removed protected the generation hold the old ways in You see, what they do is.....they voices, can’t make them out. are associated to NAFAS and we
construction of a new road contempt, they do come in very trust you.....especially if you You’re screaming silently, are a very friendly club that would
junction at Scoulton, between handy at times. Such as Sat/ keep grinning and do stuff ‘Leave me alone! I need to rest!’ love to welcome more members.
Watton and Hingham, now Navs, which religiously guide without protest.....act like a little “Is that you Stephen? Is that We meet every 3rd Monday,
finished, complete one to take the route that the puppy. Gradually, they get you?” Someone bellows. monthly for demonstrations,
with splendid signs pointing to road map shows to be the best, become relaxed and Don’t reply, let them work it out. workshops, garden visits etc.
the new Breckland Crematorium, but which local knowledge tells takes some time, Two pairs of arms, one either Membership is £30 per year,
though that building has not yet us that it leads certainly to traffic but it does happen. Sometimes side of you, grab your two slabs usually £7 per visit as a guest. We
been built. But it’s good to be jams. you miss a chance, you don’t of concrete and pull you to your meet at Rocklands Village Hall,
prepared. No doubt when it does On the subject of roads, there is realise that until afterwards and feet. Your knees buckle, you NR17 1TR, 7.30pm - doors open
open in a few months there will talk of increasing the speed limit then you tell yourself to WAKE can’t stand. 1/2 hr earlier.
be a Grand Inauguration Day, on motorways to 80 mph in some UP! Not to worry, another “On your feet! Come on, on your If you would like more information
with special celebratory urns for places, which on the face of it chance comes up sooner or feet!” They shout! or a lift to meetings please
the first three customers, and if I would appear to make sense, but later......that’s where the ‘alert’ They stand you upright and drag telephone me on 01953 498694.
can last that long I will be in practice would make little bit kicks in, it has to be constant. you to the waiting van, make no Jane Dalton. (Secretary)
delighted, as Scoulton is not so difference, as we all know that You must be effort to assist them. Programme 2018 Mon 19th
far to go ! whenever the a suitable open diligent.......watching, taking “You nearly got away with it this November : Christmas - Dem :
Out in the big wide world Volvo stretch appears, outside-lane everything in, making mental time, Stephen, you nearly did Melissa Sheldrake : Our Christmas
have announced the arrival of the traffic roars up to that speed notes about everything.....when, it!” Evening with Food - Guests £10
new Sleeping Car, to be built anyway until it reaches the next where and how. You grin and think to yourself, NB. NO MEETING IN
with beds and operated on the bottleneck. And speed limits are Then you dare it and once ‘It was well worth it!’ DECEMBER
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match but if you have too many -heads and the plant usually has both keep them watered and – old grow bags from the
In Your Garden you’ll generally find someone who’ll flowers and seed-heads at the same remove yellowing leaves. tomatoes etc. are perfect as
By Lotta Potts take one or two off your hands. time. The variety Bill MacKenzie is They are no good to the plant is the exhausted stuff from
Officially October is the second Alternatively pot up the spares in very popular with bright yellow and and encourage slugs and containers and baskets. The
meteorological month of Autumn as case of failures then hand them out purple flowers with large fluffy seed botrytis. Not attractive. I main object is to improve the
some parishes plough the fields and in Spring or if you really went for it -heads. Like all clematis the am having a go at this for the soil structure.
scatter in September; while others have a stall or go to a car boot sale. Tanguticas like deep, fertile soil and first time this year so we So if you thought October
wait until this month. Some people If you have room plant container- shaded roots with stems into good shall see if any good comes was the time to close the
including me tend to think of grown shrubs if they are in the sale light. They are also not as prone to of it. The other thing now shed and throw away the
October as the start of Autumn. but otherwise wait until next month wilt as the showier Summer- that the soil is empty is to key, there are alternatives.
However, we can confuse ourselves and buy bare-root. Roses are flowering ones. It is possible to start the winter digging or One of course is keep
as if we think of October as the first favourites here as the prices between have a clematis in flower every day just lightly fork over raised weeding.
month of Autumn where does that container-grown and bare root are a of the year. It remains one of my beds and add more compost
leave December? In the deep long way apart. ambitions. As far as the lawn is
midwinter that’s where thus Autumn The borders can be given a light concerned, it might need a couple of
is rather short! So accepting that
Autumn is now underway and
forking over and the Autumn flowers
will be shown off much better. If
cuts but there again this is weather-
driven. The important thing is to
finishes in November which seems you are short of Autumn flowers rake off the fallen leaves as they will at The Queens Hall
reasonable from a weather point of now is a good time to check with kill the grass. The same goes for
view we should be looking at getting nurseries and sheds to see what they border plants although removing Saturdays October 6th & November 3rd
on with cleaning up and cutting have in the way of perennials. It’s leaves from the crowns of plants is a
back. It appears that the Met Office quite possible they will have a good bit messier and time-consuming but 7.30 - 10.30pm
now have 21 names lined up for the sale – I noticed one at the time of is really necessary. Of course, once Ballroom, Latin & Sequence Bar - Raffle
Autumn/Winter storms so we know writing so that would be worth a you have got the leaves off the lawn
what they think we are in for. The look. The plants might look a bit and borders do bag them up in bin
American hurricane season is well tired but with proper planting and a bags, water, poke a few drainage
under way with monster ‘Florence’ bit of TLC you should get a short holes in, tie the tops and leave them
currently threatening the Carolinas at show and a better one next year. in a corner for a year or so and you
the time of writing to meet the Don’t bother with annuals, buy a will have wonderful leaf mould for
deadline. Sometimes we get the rag packet of seeds. The showiest this adding to potting compost or if you
ends of hurricanes and sometimes month are Sedums, some Clematis, have a lot add it to the borders as
they blow themselves out in the Michaelmas Daisies, Colchicums mulch.
Atlantic. We should be duly grateful also known as Autumn Crocus and As in previous years the main things
for the ocean. trees and shrubs which have to do for this month are housework
So back to the cleaning up and wonderful colour as their leaves die outside. The greenhouse crops such
cutting back. Certainly we need to and fall. Acers are ace (sorry) at this as tomatoes and cucumbers should
cut back dead, diseased, crossing and and can look as though you have a be just about finished. Any unripe
dying shoots in shrubs as we can bonfire they are so bright and they tomatoes can be left on a light
now see into the middles of the have the advantage of varieties to window sill or put into a drawer –
deciduous ones and the roses. It’s suit every size of garden, even in either way they will ripen or if you
not necessary to hard prune but take pots. have a lot of them have a go at green
down about half to prevent wind Hardy fuchsias will keep going until tomato chutney. Now the
rock. The rest of the pruning should really hit by frost. If you aren’t sure greenhouse is free of growing things
be done in Spring. The borders will about a fuchsia you have inherited, you have a great opportunity to tidy
benefit from a clear out of dead the chances are that if it has small, it out and put away all those tools
leaves and shoots and some experts dainty flowers in all sorts of colours and balls of string that were lost and
say this is the best time to lift and from white to deep red with purple find them a proper home. Then
divide perennials whose clumps are underskirts, it’s hardy. If you are clean the shelves and wash the glass
showing signs of dying back in the unsure and it has large blowsy inside and out. You'll get wet and
middle. This isn’t necessary every flowers the best thing is to dig it up bad tempered but just think how
year and the work can be done in and store it over winter. This is much ahead you'll be come spring.
Spring. However, the soil is still quite easy to do. Knock off the Some people say that this unpleasant
warm in October so there’s a good compost from the roots and lay the job can be left until Spring. This
argument for doing it when we get a plant in a seed tray with a layer of does run the risk of being over-run
fine sunny day. They do still just damp compost or soil. Trim the by waking wildlife which may not
happen, usually about the middle of top back to about four inches. Put it be a happy surprise. Others get
the month, so it’s a joy to be out in in a garage or shed, frost free and really enthusiastic and do both. I
the garden when we get one. To keep it just moist until Spring when cannot possibly recommend this but
continue. If you decide you have a it should start to sprout. Then pot it each to their own. As a bonus you
clump that needs to be tidied up, dig up, trim the old stems back to the could sow hardy annual seeds in an
it out and divide it into two to begin new ones and gradually bring it on in unheated greenhouse, the best
with. If you have to put it on the the greenhouse or indoors until the known being sweet peas and then
lawn it might be a good idea to lay a weather is right for planting out. I you really will have an early start.
sheet of plastic to protect the grass have to say some you win some you If you have frost-tender plants they
and make it easier to collect the bits lose on this but it’s worth a try. The can be brought in now. Most spring
after. To divide a clump we are told hardy varieties should be left alone bulbs can be planted now in
to put two forks back to back in the until they start to shoot in Spring containers or outdoors except for
middle and push them apart to get then give them a feed and cut back tulips and border hyacinths.
the clump in halves. Not too many the old shoots to the new ones. Most Planting these in November reduces
people have two garden forks so of these are bomb proof and well the chance of the virus 'tulip fire' and
chop it firmly with a spade. Same worth the investment. other diseases and they don't need
result. You can then take out the Michaelmas Daisies are worth more such a long growing time as
middle bit – it will be obvious which of a mention. There are many narcissus.
of the clump has done its stuff and is varieties and some of the Aster There’s not a lot happening in the
finished. Now divide the two halves novae-belgii ones are martyrs to veg plot. Plant onion sets and garlic
into viable small pieces. Any mildew and falling over. Look for (this can wait until next month but
number you like as long as they have other varieties such as Aster amellus you never know what the weather
a shoot and a good number of the which have the daisy flower and are will be like in November). This
fine feeding roots. These can be smaller and Aster novae-angliae appears to be counter-intuitive but
replanted where you have spaces, which are larger and more like the works very well. I have done it for
one in the original spot with a bit of traditional ones but aren’t so years now and although this summer
decent compost in the hole. It’s a susceptible to mildew. didn’t help with all those hot days, I
plan to work out how many spaces The clematis varieties to look out for still have enough to see me through.
you have and cut the divisions to are Tangutica which have pretty seed If you have planted winter brassicas
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Norfolk Wildlife Trust Watton Diabetes Presentation to Youth Diabetes Group

Breckland Local Group
We all enjoyed a slightly unusual event for us, in August, when
Glyn Evans , one of our committee members showed us round
the animal centre and water meadows at Easton College.
It was lovely to see how well looked after the animals are and
how they are included in the students’ studies.
Although not quite the day for butterflies, the water meadows
are a very tranquil place to enjoy a walk around.
Our morning was rounded off with a glimpse of Red Squirrels
which Easton are looking after, working in conjunction with the
Pensthorpe breeding programme.
After our last summer event on 9th September, we are starting
our Autumn talks with Rob Spray from the Seasearch Project.
Rob is joint co-ordinator of this Marine Conservation Society
project, which is one of the main inshore conservation
information suppliers for the current Marine Conservation
Zones. We’ve waited a year for this man, so come and find out
about his work, some 12 years of it.
Wednesday October10th at Watton Christian Community
Centre, High Street, Watton. IP25 6AB
Cost £2 members, £3 non-members. Includes refreshments.

Pictured Left to right: Roger Jackson, Watton Lodge, Carole Janney, Kevin Janney Worshipful Master Watton Lodge
7107, Leigh-Anne Hudson Norwich & District Diabetes Youth Group (NDDYG),
Helen Thompson Watton Diabetes Group, David Escott, Watton Lodge.

What a fantastic meeting we had in do. Leigh-Anne has experience of for the meeting. They were very
September! Due to money donated Type 1 diabetes in her family, so her much appreciated.
to our group by the Worshipful talk was from her perspective as a Our next meeting is on October 8th,
Master and the Brothers of the mum as well as a committee 10.15am. Our speaker will be
Watton 7107 Lodge, between May member. The group work closely Marian Dolphin who will be talking
2017 and May 2018, we were with the Jenny Lind Hospital too. about her steam engine hobby. We
delighted to be able to give a cheque Leigh-Anne was very warmly will be meeting at the Pentecostal
for £500 to the Norwich & District thanked for coming to see us and she Church, whom we thank for the
Diabetes Youth Group for their will be coming back again to our generous use of their facilities.
dedicated work with Children up to Christmas meeting and will be giving For details of any of our meetings,
the age of 18 years. We welcomed us an update on her group's activities. please phone Helen 01953 884713
Leigh-Anne, the secretary of the On a personal note I would like to and leave a message, or email
group to receive the cheque and to thank the members of our group for
tell us about her group and what they the extra refreshments they supplied

I've written and the explanation

Mayor’s of why Tommy is there. He is in
the Hare and Barrel which I must
Musings hasten to add the Tommy there
was very kindly sponsored by
Well, what a summer? It's been the Rotary Club this year for me,
glorious, although I think I'm The Crown, The Kings Arms,
welcoming the cooler days now. The Willows, The Sports Centre
By the time you read this the Mayors and the Flying Fish. The idea is
Charity Ball will have been and to drop by, maybe a pub crawl?
gone, I will update all on how much Buy Tommy a pint or put some
we raised as soon as I can. change into the poppy tin, take a
With so much to organise over the selfie with Tommy maybe?
last few months, I felt like I've been Upload the Pic to the Watton
chasing my tail. We will now be Community Facebook page?
promoting the next thing on our list Either way I felt it was a fitting
which will be the fireworks, watch tribute to our dedicated service
out for details of this coming soon. personnel who paid the ultimate
Just before my Charity Ball I price and monies raised will go
launched TINA'S TOMMY TRAIL. in the purchase of the Tommy's
This is a commemorative memorial to the charity Remembered, and the Many thanks to all the dedicated
to the men and women who died in monies raised in the tin will go to the volunteers that have helped to tidy it
the First World War. It is called poppy appeal.
and bring it to a brighter future,
There but Not There, you may have Remembrance parade will be on the
thanks also must go to the previous
seen it on the news. I have 11th Nov at 2pm. It'll be a special committee who were working under
encompassed the poppy appeal into one this year. Details to follow.
difficult circumstances.
this and extended the duration that We are also busy planning the
So, all in all a lot is happening in
the Tommy's will be displayed to tie Festive Market to be held on the 25th
Watton at the moment and is keeping
in with many of our Remembrance November, this year there will be a me very busy.
events of this year. Battle of Britain fun run festive hats or dress Don't forget to drop by and see me
day is on the 16th September, we encouraged, details from the Town on the market stall every other
have had Armed Forces Day, it is Hall. If anybody would like a stall on Wednesday, I will still be doing it
also the 100-year anniversary of the this day then please contact the
over the winter, next one will be 19th
end of the first world war and the Town Hall too on 01953881007.
Sept then the 3rd Oct and so on. I
100 year anniversary of the RAF, I'm glad to see our Jewel of Watton love hearing your feedback on our
what better reason than to put My is under a new committee, The Loch Town.
Tommy's into the Pubs of Watton in case you wondered what I meant, I Tina Kiddell
where you can stop read the poem call it that as I believe it is a jewel. Mayor of Watton
The Wayland News October 2018 Page 7

Inner Wheel Autumn Plans

Our September meeting took place at is a well known local demonstrator. Flowers and £6 for the concert are
Secretary Pam’s home where we Brenda has called her demonstration currently on sale at Mullengers in
welcomed Irene French who is a ‘Blooming Marvellous’ and I am Watton High Street or by ringing me,
lady who makes lace. She explained sure it will be as she creates her Brenda on 01953 881792.
how it is made and showed us a wonderful floral arrangements. The Unfortunately last month’s
number of beautiful examples of the demonstration will be followed by photograph with my report was not
type of work she does from tiny the sort of afternoon tea that our club us! In fact I think it was the WI ladies
beaded Christmas decorations to an is famous for so this is an afternoon instead! I hope this month that Julian
eight inch wide tablecloth edging and not to be missed, can find room for this photograph of
intricate pictures enclosed in glass Then on Sunday afternoon, us all in our glory lunching at
frames. We were all in awe at her November 4th we are hosting The Thetford Garden Centre in
skills. Marham Military Wives Choir, The celebration of Norfolk Day.
The rest of the meeting was taken up Bluebirds, who, together with the Anyone wishing for further
with the plans for our next two public West End Waiters will be presenting information about joining Inner
events which are coming along a programme of song and verse to Wheel or about any of our activities
quickly. The first on Friday celebrate the Armistice. Again an is welcome to ring me, Brenda on
afternoon, October 26th is a flower event not to be missed. 01953881792.
demonstration by Brenda Tubb who Tickets for both events, £8 for the

of Sheep can have their wool

A very long incorporated into the project. Ovington Events
The public are very welcome to
yarn comes to drop in at The Old Forge between
Coming Up
10am and 4pm on both days to Giants of Science Friday 12th October
Wretham! watch progress – and to take part
7.30pm at Ovington Village Hall, Church
Rd, Ovington, IP25 6RY
Not exactly “How long is a piece in a fun sweepstake with prizes to With jarring jokes, pitiful puppetry and
of string?” but more like how guess the answer to both the silliest of scientific songs, you can
long a piece of yarn can be woven questions. All proceeds go to Air expect this raucous romp through the
– that is the challenge being set Ambulance funds. hilarious history of scientific stupidity to
by Mary be ....well, if nothing else, thoroughly
Watkins and a entertaining!
group of fellow Tickets £10. Box office 01953 885848 or
weaving available from the village hall any
Monday morning between 10 - 12. Doors
enthusiast this
open at 7pm.
coming month. Ovington Village Hall Craft Fair
They are part of a Saturday 27th October 11am - 3pm
group called A date for your diary. Plenty of crafty
BritSpin and over items at reasonable prices. Ideal timing
the weekend of for Christmas gifts! And refreshments
October 13th and on sale. Stalls will include:- The WI
14th they will Country Market; Wymondham Crafts
settle down with (with some lovely wood turning
their spinning products); A water colour artist;
wheels at her Handmade cards and small gifts and
home at Ye Old Independence Matters (displaying
items made from wood).
Forge on John Peel's Shed Saturday 3rd
Hockham Road, November 7.30pm at Ovington Village
Wretham, IP24 Hall, Church Rd, Ovington, IP25 6RY
1SD. One man's story about winning a
The aim is twofold competition, where he won the contents
– to see just how of John Peel's shed! With music from
long a stretch of record collection he won.
yarn can be spun Tickets £8. Box office 01953 885848
over the period or available from the village hall any
and, with it, to see Monday morning between 10 - 12.
how many breeds Doors open at 7pm.
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The Wayland News October 2018 Page 9

Watton U3A West Norfolk permanent memorial. With the skies

continuing to darken, the assembled
Watton Rotary Roundup
We were pleased to welcome Mike Aviation Society party returned to Mundford Church,
Weatherstone who took us through a where a brief inspection was made of
On Tuesday 4th September at the
history of village signs. All village another small memorial plaque
Mundford Bowls Club the WNAS
signs started in Norfolk and spread out before retiring to the ‘The Crown
played host to a presentation from a
through the counties. Mike started out Hotel’ for much needed
double act: two pilot instructors from
taking landscape photographs which refreshments.
Mid Anglia Microlights. The first of
often included village signs. Because a A further visit to the site is being
the two, Pat, dealt with
book of village signs hadn't been arranged again by Rod Billen. This
administration, the history, the
published for a long time he was will be in the form of a memorial
development and the procurement of
persuaded to put a book together from walk from Mundford Cricket Club
their aircraft. The fleet they have is
his photographs. There were 500 on Sunday 11th November (exact
comprised of two types, The
villages in Norfolk which meant timing TBC)
Flexwing weightshift P&M GT450
travelling over 5000 miles over 15 He also said that he is prepared to
and the 3-Axis Ikarus C-42. The
months - a total of 450 villages drive anyone unable to complete the
former can be likened to a
photographed with some history walk.
sophisticated hang glider driven by
researched for as many as possible. Also check this out:
an 80hp engine, the latter is a small
There were some village signs hidden
conventional monoplane with a basic
in obscure places and some not found memorial/193683/ and an article
joystick control. Both devices are
at all. Mike put together a book which published in the magazine ‘Speak-
weight, pay load and power-
Jarrolds in Norwich agreed to sell, an Up’ Summer 2007
restricted and are therefore exempt
order of 5 immediately increasing to For further information about the
from much of the CAA red tape and, A highlight of our September by the Bishop of Norwich. President
50. The book became top of Jarrolds society’s adventures please visit our
in consequence, the cost of learning
best sellers. Then he was interviewed website at: meetings was the fascinating and Dr Mike with Secretary Roy were
to fly is much reduced. A flying
by the EDP and following this article superbly presented dissertation by pleased to present the Partnership
license thus procured is valid to fly
he was asked to give talks about the Helenor Cox about her 7-day dog manager, Richard Otterway, with a
some more conventional machines.
signs and his book. We were told that a
The second speaker, Gary, and The Dragonfly sled trek in the Arctic Circle earlier cheque for £350 to sponsor the
gentleman named Harry Carter made this year. Organised through Pergola.
partner in the enterprise, manages the Gallery and
about half the Norfolk signs and the Loughborough University, where At the last count, the club had sold
maintenance and the safety of the
WI raised funds for about half the signs Helenor is embarking on the 2nd year over 100 white umbrellas to be
and sites in villages. The signs were
aircraft. He also manages the safety Information of a degree course in aeronautical decorated for judging and parading in
and the syllabus of his students:
often put up to commemorate
important events. In the 1970's - 1980's
what, when, and who should fly and Centre engineering. The expedition consisted the carnival. At the time of writing
to where? More about these chaps This is a message to all crafters and of a dozen undergraduates, and over 40 entry forms had been
there were about 250 now there are folks that make things! Also people through sponsorship, raised funds for returned so we looked forward to a
and their machines can be found at:
about 450. Mike showed us that are interested in Art and Crafts the National Autism Association. spectacular show at carnival. We will
photographs from his book showing who like to view lovely items that Helenor is well-experienced in report on the results of our first
August’s meeting of the society
the diverse designs throughout the the clever crafters have made. undertaking challenging situations, Umbrella Festival in the next edition
came in the form of a visit by
county giving us a piece of the history The Dragonfly Gallery, which for and was recently promoted to Cadet of Wayland News and hopefully
members to a local crash site. Just
of each sign. Then we were given the
off to the west of the A1065 on the any newcomers to the town is Warrant Officer in the 864 Sqn announce whether it will become an
opportunity to purchase a copy of his
road between Mundford and attached to The Wayland Watton Air Training Corps. The annual event.
book at a reduced price. A thoroughly Partnership building at the top of
Brandon is the location and meeting was chaired by Peter A reminder that our 2nd “Jazz at the
enjoyable and very interesting talk and the High Street. The Gallery is
memorial of this tragic event. Our Cowling, vice-President, in the Queens Hall” event this year is on
a beautiful book. keen to invite crafters to exhibit
member, Simon Booth takes up the absence of Dr Mike. It was his first Friday 5th October, once again
The speaker in October will be John
story below: their work in future exhibitions. time running a Rotary meeting and featuring DixieMix. Tickets are on
Rushmore together with his dog ,with a November sees The Remembrance
Visit To The Mundford Lancaster with extra visitors from Swaffham sale in Adcocks (£12 incl light
talk on Guide Dogs for the blind.
HK773 Memorial Exhibition which runs from 3rd to Rotary Club, and some of our ladies, supper), and if you haven’t heard this
The No 1 pub lunch group is cancelled 17th November 2018.
Back in the heat soaked days of he managed extremely well. leading traditional jazz sextet before,
for October. December we will be celebrating
August, a small but dedicated group On Sept 28th the sensory garden at do come along, you will be pleasantly
The No 2 pub lunch group will be the Festive Season with The
of the society's members met under Wayland House is due to be opened surprised. Martin Anscombe
going to The Red Lion at Hockwold Christmas Exhibition which takes
leaden skies in readiness to be
on Tuesday 30 October. place from 24th November to 22nd
escorted up to the Lancaster crash times and talk to the members of the feel that you would like to help us
A visit to RAF Marham has been December 2018.
site by Rod Billen - the local team. meeting and greeting people!
arranged for Wednesday 3 October. We also need exhibits to display in
memorial custodian. Fortunately the Opening times are Monday to You could be helping us to keep the
We will have been in holiday to between titled exhibitions to make
predicted thunder storms held off Friday 10am to 4pm. Saturday Gallery the exciting, warm and
Paignton in September. A report on the the Gallery interesting and inviting
and once at the crash site Rod 10am to 1pm welcoming place that it is.
holiday next month. for our visitors.
delivered a very informative talk For all those people, like me who We would be delighted to hear of
Please contact our Membership If you have any craft work of any
detailing the events leading up to the don’t make lovely things, but enjoy any one that feels they may like to
Secretary, Jacqui Cummings 01953 medium that you would like to
crash and the subsequent efforts looking at them, please also call volunteer and join our happy band.
881716, if you would like to become a display, please come into the
made to remember those that lost into the Gallery and see our Both women and men are very
member of Watton U3A, or would like Gallery any time during opening
their lives with the creation of the displays and exhibitions. You may welcome
further details.
The Wayland News October 2018 Page 10

A few snaps from Watton Carnival, Sunday September 16th

us. We are looking forward to stage name and the quiz involved Floral: First: Sue Cunningham.
Another busy returning on another occasion. If
Great Hockham identifying them from their birth Second: Chris Dalton. Third: Lyn
month at Watton any other local organisation Gardening Club name, for example; by what name Sparks.
would like to host us on a similar is the actor Laruschka Mischa Fruit / Vegetables: First: Sue
Country Market basis please contact us either In what has become part of the Skikne better known? Well, Thomas. Second: Prue
Despite the challenging ‘growing directly at the market or via our usual agenda for our AGM our everybody knows that, so to make Szczepanowski. Third: Sue
weather’ throughout the summer facebook page. chair welcomed those attending it more interesting each name had Cunningham.
we have had an array of home A gentle reminder that Christmas and gave us a brief reminder of a secondary, more difficult, Seasonal Photograph:
grown produce on offer including is coming and our order books are the events we have enjoyed over question. In this example; what First: Ed Szczepanowski. Second:
plums, raspberries, apples (both open! You may not realise that the past year. This was followed kind of candidate was he in 1962? Sue Thomas. Third: Prue
cooking and we offer a by the secretary, treasurer and There was intense rivalry as Szczepanowski.
eating), bespoke baking programme secretary setting out members on the table with the Our first meeting of the 2018/19
tomatoes and a service for your the state of play on their most points were permitted to season will be on Wednesday,
variety of Christmas or any individual responsibilities. While leave early. October 10th. Louise Chapman
courgettes and other celebration still hoping that we fulfilled the We then had a slide show will be telling us ‘Tales of a Lady
other squash. cake, our bakers requirements of the mandatory featuring some of the places we Mole Catcher’. Doors open at
We never know are highly skilled procedures, we moved swiftly on had visited and the people we had 13:30 for a 14:00 start. Don’t
from one week and very versatile to the recreational activities. met over the previous twenty forget the usual competition – if
to the next what so don’t hesitate 2018 is the 20th anniversary of years. Sadly, we did not have you don’t want to be left behind.
we are going to in giving them a the foundation of our club, so it pictures right back to the Edward Szczepanowski.
have available challenge! seemed appropriate that we had a beginning, only as far as 2000. I
on the day, so Finally, we are little celebration to mark the like to think that it was the The Wayland
please call in delighted to occasion. Yes, we normally have afternoon proceedings that
and see what welcome Pamela a few eats at the AGM, but being inspired two of the members to Players at 70
we have available. to the Market. She makes the a round number we decided to join the committee; we look The Wayland Players were
We spent an enjoyable afternoon most enchanting clothing for have a special anniversary cake forward to working with them in established in 1949 and therefore
at Lancaster House Care Home small children and very attractive and a few bottles of bubbly. Long the coming months. achieve their Seventieth
with a ‘pop up’ market. Despite hand painted glassware. This adds before the start of the meeting The overall results from last anniversary in 2019. We will be
the unfavourable weather, a another dimension to our varied Jane and Chris Dalton had been year’s competitions had been celebrating this milestone next
contingency plan was invoked selection of baked goods, hard at work setting up the hall totalled and the results were as year and to this end would very
and we fitted nicely into the produce, plants, eggs, handmade with the tables and chairs. We follows: much like to hear from past
residents’ lounge. We engaged cards, wooden crates and signs, even had tablecloths and Floral: Sue Cunningham. Fruit / members.
with both residents and their knitwear, fabric bags and decorations. By the time we all Vegetables: Jane Dalton. Please contact us through our
visitors, and of course staff who accessories. We are looking arrived they had transformed the Seasonal Photograph: Patrick website or by contacting me, the
looked after us and made us feel forward to you coming in to see it village hall into a party venue. Alzetto. Chairman, on 01953 881054 so
most welcome. We all felt that for yourselves, but don’t delay as Jane had also provided each table The three winners each received a that we can include as many of
this was a really worthwhile it may not be with us for long! with a diverse selection of prize of £10.00 (making next you as possible in our celebratory
activity to promote the Country Come and find us every sandwiches. year’s membership free). year.
Market Network and spend some Wednesday at the Christian In case people got a little bored The competition for the coming I look forward to hearing from
quality time with customers who Community Centre, 8.30am – while eating we had a short quiz. year started at this meeting and you, Jenny Mann
would not usually be able to visit 11.30am. Many famous actors work under a the results were as follows:
The Wayland News October 2018 Page 11
kittens are microchipped,
Carbrooke Information Boards Unveiled Breckland Cats vaccinated and if old enough,
neutered, a trip to our vet in
Protection Thetford is inevitable. So if you
Once again we are appealing for can also drive, that would be great.
more volunteers to help our small If you can't foster, maybe you
group at Breckland Cats could help us with fundraising.
Protection. In particular we
need more fosterers who
have a spare room and time
on their hands to help out
We don't have a central
cattery, but rely on a few
very kind people who may
Now information boards showing the village history from have one of our pens in
the 12th century to the present day were unveiled in their garden, or foster
Carbrooke on 27th August. One at the entrance to the indoors. This year has been
Millennium Green and the other at the end of the footpath particularly bad, because
near the Aerolite garage. some of our fosterers have
These information boards are the result of the Carbrooke had personal problems of
Heritage Group working with Adrian Talbot (pictured left their own, which has
with the Information Board) who lives in France but has prevented them from helping. In We have several sales each year
relatives living in the village. The information for the turns this means that we have to which are held at St. Cuthbert's
boards was provided by the members of the Carbrooke turn cats and kittens away, church hall in Thetford, where we
Heritage Group and Adrian himself, who designed and because we just don't have the sell jumble, bric-a-brac,
painted the original copy which was then made into space for them. What happens to jewellery, books and lots more.
information boards by Imprint Signs of Wymondham. these cats is a constant worry for We also have a tombola stall. If
us, but unfortunately we can't you could help us out at these
help all the cats out there, events, that would be great. They
normal agin. year, gret ole things, wot my
Tha Ovington Thar wos a kwiz in tha horl tha motha yewsed tew corl oven
because the problem of stray or
unwanted cats is just too big.
are always held on a Saturday
between 9.30am and 1.30pm, and
otha nite, and I got a team up wi bustas. Shall hefta put a few
Crower Horry, young Stuffy and boy onnem up at the harvist festval
We have rehoming centres at
Downham Market and Dereham,
we need help with setting up, and
clearing away afterwards. We
By Boy Sid Higgla Jones, we got him along this weekend I rekkun. Thas bin a
who sometimes help us out, but have 2 brilliant ladies who give
Thas orl gone quiet in tha willage cos he went tew thet Thetford good year for veggies, the runnas
they are usually full with a up most Saturdays by setting up a
leartly, cos thar ole chairmawther Gramma Skule, so he must be are still givin us a good handful
waiting list of cats due to come stall outside St. Cuthbert's
hev lorst har voice, mind yew she pretty smart an know moost o tha every day, jist enuff fer a good
into their care. Church, with tombola bric-a-
kin still gi’yew a ding o tha lug if ansa’s. We had a gud bite tew eat plateful fer dinner. An thas bin
Fostering is a very rewarding brac, books and lots more. We
she rekkun yore gorn orf tha at harf time, but thet dint dew us a gooin on since Joon. Carrots hent
experience. Seeing a cat go off to take most items that we can sell,
streart an narrer. lotta gud cos we cum in pretty dun so well cos I yewsed sum ole
a new lovely home is what we all but we cannot take furniture as
Horry an me hossed up the nigh on tha bottom six. Still we seed wos bin in the shud fer years,
strive for. It doesn't cost you we have very little storage space.
willage horl larst week cos thar wunt larst. niva larn dew yew.
anything, because everything is Our next sale at St. Cuthberts
ware a parish cowncil meetin an Hed a near wun last week, me an Well thas gittin on orlreddy so
paid for, even mileage if you church hall is on Saturday 6th
we wos wundrin how she wore farma P wos cartin tha larst bales better wish yew orl well an hoop
have to take a sick cat to our vet. October. If you would like to
gooin tew run tha meetin iffen she orf the ten earka fild an wos jist yew fare well fer tha rest o tha
There is nothing to pay at the vets help us in any way, please give us
coont showt at tha otha drorin owt ontew tha rood, wen year.
either, as the cost of treatment a call. If you need help or advice
cowncillors. Well thet took us orl this moota cum hossin rown tha An dunt fergit, dew yew kip a
etc. goes onto our very large bill. or assistance with the cost of
by sprise, cos she jist sat in har bend. He wos sharp tho an went troshin.
Its just your time that we asking neutering, please call us on 01842
chair an gi orl tha cowncillors a rownd the back end of tha traila, Boy Sid
you to give. As all our cats and 810018. Rita Thompson.
dutty look wen she thort thar orta thru tha geart and inter the fild, he
say suffin and hit tha tearble wi tunned oova a cuppla times and
har little wooden hammer wen ended up on his roof harfway
she rekkuned thar’d sed enough. acrorse the fild. Farma he say tew
Cor blarst the meetin wos whooly me he say “Blarst Bor, thas I gud
dun afore weed hed time tew git a job we cum owta thet fild dew he
numb bum on them ole chairs in wud hev had us” We dint hang
tha horl. Wen thet wos our time abowt cos the farma hent paid fer
tew say suffin, we wos so took tha tractors insurance fer sum
aback we niva sed a word. Mind years an wos worrit wot tha police
yew I heard her mobbing poor ole wud say if the arsked questshuns.
Garge yistdy so thas orl back tew I’re hed sum marstaful teartas tha

The West
After a summer break the
Waiters have been back
in action with three
concerts in the first week
in September. Most of the
Waiters are also Rotarians
so when the Umbrella
Festival was suggested,
Lesley summoned up her
creative skills and designed the Waiters umbrella. It was on display
along with all the other wonderful designs in the Christian
Community Centre on the Saturday morning preceding the Carnival.
Ken was unable to resist giving it a twirl!
Well done Rotary - a great idea!
The Wayland News October 2018 Page 12
Watton Churches Together October breakfast time, as the rounds were builders, coalmen, dustmen when they
St. Mary’s Church, Watton All Quiet On shorter then, but we also benefited by weren’t cursing, (always men, never a late morning delivery if there was women) whistled whatever tunes were
Follow us @StMarysWatton The Home Front any second class mail or a parcel for in current vogue or old favourites, it
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact By Ken Knowles us. mattered not. Films echoed this trend
me, on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Amid all the bustle of modern life it is The weekly visit of the Corporation with songs like ‘Whistle while you
Tuesdays between 10.30am and 12 noon - Gerry Foster amazing how quiet and peaceful our dustcart was quite a noisy affair, with, work’ and ‘I love to whistle
Open for Visitors Wednesday 10.30-3.00pm lives can be, especially when compared first the rumble of the cart and the everywhere I go’.
Thursday 10-12.30pm. with the days of my childhood. My clatter of hooves of the horse, or Amid all this daily din came th cold
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion words are influenced by my early life in sometimes two horses pulling it, callers, any day from Tuesday to
2nd Wednesday Morning Worship London as well as my later times in together with the clanging as Friday.
Thursdays 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers Norfolk, but I think they apply equally galvanised steel dustbin lids were cast No caller with any sense called on a
Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers to the majority of villages and towns aside by the men who had to hoist the Monday, for housewives would all be
5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise today. full bins on to their backs in order to busy with the weekly wash, which in
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yr When considering how quiet our lives tip the load into the cart, invariably to those days was religiously performed
Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching can be today, we find that for the great the accompaniment of language that on Mondays, rain or shine.
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm majority of us the only regular strangers could best be described as ripe. If any Actually, unlike today, cold callers
Tel: 01953 881252 we welcome to our houses are (1) the housewife was within earshot, the were not unwelcome, since they often
Sun 7th 8.00am Holy Communion milkman, (2) the postman, (3) the paper offender would add “pardon my had new products to offer, such as
10.00am Harvest Holy Communion boy, and (4), the dustman, although French”, or some similar excuse. cleaning aids, brushes and household
Sun 14th 8.00am Holy Communion milkies and paper boys are not in such a With the regular daily or weekly gadgets
10.00am Informal Holy Communion great demand as they once were, Even visitors accounted for there were that would otherwise not be known for
Sun 21st 8.00am Holy Communion the arrival of the postman is no longer rarely any long periods of peace, and some time. (Nowadays they feature in
10.00am Holy Communion, eagerly awaited, since the enormous the majority of traders who came the endless stream of advertising
2.30pm Café Stop at the Blenheim Centre cost of postage, together with the use of through either came in horse-drawn pamphlets that come through the
Sun 28th 8.00am Holy Communion e-mails, has virtually put an end to vehicles, or pushing handcarts. Of the mail).
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 (no ADventure) personal correspondence. No, most of latter the most frequent visitors would But there was not much money about
12 noon Holy Baptism us, should we so choose, can shut out be the ‘rag and bone man’, who would and every salesman was used to
the rest of the world completely. Our announce his presence by ringing a hearing the words “Not today thank
Watton Methodist Church isolation may occasionally be threatened hand-bell, and a call of “any old rags you”, which he had to accept with a by the visit of a double-glazing and lumber”. Any woman with an old smile as all part of the job.
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place.
salesman, but he can soon be sent away. item of clothing could exchange it for As the ‘thirties progressed more and
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large To appreciate the extent of today’s a small sum, the accent being on the more estates were converted to the use
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. peace and quiet, it is handy to raid my word ‘small’, but any item would be of electricity and this opened vast new
Sun 7th 10.30am Mrs S Mann memory box to recall how things used eagerly accepted. avenues of opportunity to these men,
6.30pm Revd B Winner to be. My very earliest memory of all Probably only once a year the coalman and they were soon touting the merits
Sun 14th 10.30am Rev B Wilson (prison’ Sunday) takes me back to when the milk was would come to deliver an order. of the new-fangled toys, like vacuum
6.30pm Revd A Fielding delivered by a jolly man driving a horse Whether or not the house-holder was cleaners or electric toasters.
Sun 21st 10.30am Revd B Winner and trap, in which was a great churn of there. Other casual traders might One salesman who needed no sales
6.30pm Local Arrangement milk. He would announce his arrival include knife-grinders, pot (saucepan) patter to effect sales was the ‘Wallsey
Sun 28th 10.45am At Swaffham with a shrill yodel, at which all the local repairers, or the man whose cries of Man’ who every summer from April
6.30pm Mrs E Warby housewives would come out with their “Chairs to mend” usually brought to October pedalled his distinctive box
jugs, which he would fill from one of forth a response from at least a few tricycle through our streets ringing the
Roman Catholic Community the cans of various sizes, which hung houses. very ordinary cycle bell to let us know
Each Sat 5.30pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church around the churn. Among the once-a-year men would be that Walls Ice Cream was on the
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill Soon this chap would be replaced by the Good Friday chap carrying a large menu. In actual fact his main sales
Sun 7th 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday the more recognisable milkman, tray on his head, containing Hot Cross came from the water-based ice
Sun 14th 9.30am All Age Worship pushing a large barrow, filled with the Buns, and they really were hot – he Snowfruit, but cream sandwich items
Sun 21st 9.30am Morning Worship glass bottles we all knew so well sold out before they had time to cool. (wafers) were always available,
Sun 28th 9.30am Holy Communion before the age of the supermarket. He was another bell ringer, as was the though at double the cost (twopence
With the new system the milkie would muffin man who occasionally instead of a penny).
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney leave the new bottle on the doorstep, appeared. (I think that in those days As folks became slightly better off
Sun 7th 11.00am Lay Led Worship while collecting the empties, often in muffins were something resembling soft drinks such as the Corona range,
Sun 14th 11.00am All Age Worship the early hours while most of us were crumpets, unlike today when they became popular and the Corona lorry
Sun 21st 11.00am All Age Worship still asleep, except on Saturdays, when often seem just like flavoured fairy would arrive on a Friday afternoon to
Sun 28th 11.00am Holy Communion & Holy Baptism he would collect the money for the cakes). Whatever they actually were, deliver the new weeks refreshments
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke milk left through the week, possibly the muffin man was famous enough to and remove the ‘empties’, and life was
Sun 30th Sept 10.30am Group Service of Holy the first example of goods being sold have a nursery rhyme about him, in just beginning to settle down, and then
Communion on credit. Bad debts were rare, for ‘no which he lived in Drury Lane. came the war. Things took some long
Sun 7th 10.30am Harvest Family Holy Communion pay, no more milk ! With all these different men walking time to recover, and although street
Sun 14th 10.30am All Age Worship In the thirties we became used to our streets came a noise like no other - traders did return, life-styles had
Sun 21st 10.30am Morning Worship hearing the postman’s knock around whistling. Errand boys, postmen, changed completely.
Sun 28th 10.30am Lay Led Worship To a large extent, door-to-door
12.30pm Holy Baptism salesmen were largely becoming a
thing of the past, and in fact in most
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington cases today are greeted with
Sun 7th 9.30am Holy Communion annoyance rather than a polite “no
Sun 21st 10.30am Pet Service thank you”.
Of all the regular visitors to our streets
there was one who came twice a day,
All Saints Church, Threxton seven days a week, rain or shine. Who
Our Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held was he? A clue is that he usually rode
on Sunday 7th October at 3 p.m. a bicycle and looked a bit like a pole-
A very warm welcome to everyone to join us. vaulter on the way to an event.
Answer – the lamplighter. For many
years street lamps were lit by gas, so
Fountain of Life Church there were no time-switches, so they
The Well Christian Centre, Swaffham Road, had to be turned on and off manually,
Ashill IP25 7BT Telephone 01760 441 902 by means of a long pole.
Yes our streets were noisier in those
Sunday Services days, full of bustle and life.
7th Oct 10am 6pm 14th Oct 10am 6pm Was it better that way?
That is up to the individual. It was
21st Oct 10am 28th Oct 10am certainly more interesting.
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broken planes being carried on Before leaving she gave me her Plan i.e. 2019 - 2036. Additionally,
The Key the backs of trailers by the RAF stamp collection for being a good Saham Toney sites can only be proposed for
down the High Street. boy. Neighbourhood Plan - allocation if they are demonstrably
A true story by David Sell I knew that Mr White used to go However, the whereabouts of the deliverable and this is a matter which
When I was a small 4 year old off on his bike every night in his front door key still troubled me.
Call for Sites should be addressed in submissions.
boy in 1940 living in Great blue suit. I had been sent to bed A few weeks later one of my As mentioned in last month’s After completion of the site
Wayland News it has been decided
Yarmouth with my parents I was but I used to watch out of the Nona's brother-in-laws came from allocation process the
to allocate sites in the Saham Toney
puzzled and confused. Whereas bedroom window as he locked the Manchester tostay for a while. Neighbourhood Plan will be updated
Neighbourhood Plan- i.e. decide
before then I had been able to front door and put the key in the Uncle Jack was a short stocky to reflect the results and will include
which are the most suitable sites in
play outside in the street now, top pocket of his blue jacket. He man who liked to go for long draft policies for preferred sites. A
the village to fulfil our housing target
whenever a loud wailing sound would look up at my bedroom walks and talked with a funny public consultation exercise will
till 2036
echoed all over the town, I was window and give me a wave. voice. It wasn't like Mr White but follow, and comments from
In accordance with a key principle of
whisked indoors by my mother Then he get on his bike and it certainly wasn't like anyone villagers, Breckland Council and
the Plan - that the right type of
and bundled into a leatherette cycled off to the airfield. The next from Great Yarmouth. As no one other relevant organisations will be
housing in the right places is
armchair in the alcove under the morning I would hear him return else had said anything more about considered before finalising the plan.
stairs. My mother then proceeded welcomed - this will provide more
home on the bike then hear him the key I told Uncle Jack all that Any questions relating to this Call
to pile cushions on top of me and certainty to the Parish Council,
unlocking the front door. had happened and what I saw for Sites shall be addressed to
villagers, landowners, land agents
instructed me to lay still and This became a regular feature of from my bedroom window each
and developers alike, as to where
quiet. There I would stay listening life until one morning I didn't night as Mr White went off to the
development may take place
keenly for any strange sounds hear the bike at the usual time nor airfield.
until another loud wailing sound any other sound. I was puzzled. "Leave it with me lad. I'll go for a
throughout the Plan's life to 2036,
and on what scale of what type it
Bradenham &
brought a smile of relief to my Later that morning there was a walk along Devil's Dyke. That's
mother's face. I was then allowed loud knock at our front door. I where the 'plane crashed so I
will be.
Site allocation involves a detailed,
to go outside again but told not to opened the door to see an older hear".
go far away. man in a blue suit with several Devil's Dyke was an ancient
fair and objective assessment of all
identified sites, using criteria that
'Well, it's someone else's turn this rings around the sleeves. He was earthworks like a long hill about 2
time', she would announce. I wearing a cap with a peak and miles outside Newmarket on the
determine the acceptability of the
site in relation to Local and
didn't really understand what she looked serious. He asked to see way to Cambridge. It was near to Our annual Autumn Show was
Neighbourhood Plan policies as well
meant. my mother. the RAF station where the held on Saturday 1st September,
as infrastructure, environmental and
Then one day I saw my mother Mother and Nana came and bombers flew from and where Mr the first day of meteorological
other considerations.
crying. 'Daddy's got to go away', ushered him into the front room White used to cycle to each Autumn and again we were
The Call for Sites will run from 17th
she said. 'And it may be a long which was only used on Sundays. evening. blessed with lovely weather. Once
August 2018 until 18th
time.' When I asked why I was I was sent to play outside in the So the next day Uncle Jack set off the hall was ready we had 16
October2018; it should be clearly
told the men have got to go away backyard with the cat. A little for his walk. Nana had made him people through the door with 102
understood that the Parish Council
and fight. I was even more while later my mother called me some sandwiches filled with what exhibits. We couldn’t match last
shall not be obliged to accept any or
puzzled. in and I was told that the man in was left of that week's meat year’s record as several people
A short time later my father came all preferred sites beyond a number
the blue uniform had gone next ration. He was gone nearly all day were away but it is still quite a
home wearing a strange blue suit that achieves Breckland Council's
door to see Mrs White. He had until it was almost evening and respectable result. Again quite a
housing allocation for the Parish, or
with a belt round the jacket and some bad news to give her and we my bedtime. Then we heard him few new members had entered
that specified in the Neighbourhood
brass buttons. These he kept had to look after Mrs White for coming up the path. He had a which is so encouraging. The
plan, if higher. The assessment of
polishing with a brush and a cloth the next few days as she had no broad smile on his face and other reason we might have been
each site will be conducted by an
and using a strange metal plate one else to turn to as she came waved a black twisted bit of metal somewhat down on entries was the
independent group (AECOM)
which held the buttons together from Scotland. When I asked in his hand. very tricky weather with the long,
If you would like more information
while he cleaned them. He wore a what the bad news was I was told "I think we might be in luck. Just cold winter followed by very warm
on site allocations on you can find it
funny blue hat which perched on that Mr White would not be got to give it a clean and hammer early Spring and then monsoon
on the Saham Toney Neighbourhood
one side of his head. And his coming home any more. I asked it straight," said Uncle Jack. "I rains topped off with a long, hot
Plan website (
black hair was cut very short. why and was told that his found it near the burnt grass Summer, which was the joint
He told me and my mother that As part of a process to identify
aeroplane had crashed on take- where it crashed." hottest on record with that of 1976.
we had to go away to a place potential sites anyone can put
off. I knew what this meant After a cup of tea he wiped the So to the show results – the
called Newmarket to stay with my forward site(s) for consideration.
because all us boys at school used key and hammered it straight. We Silverware was awarded as
Nana, my mother's mother, as he For a site to be included in the
to draw pictures of bombers all went round to the cottage next follows:
was going a long way away dropping bombs and taking off door with me in my pyjamas. assessment the pro-forma given on
the website ( Autumn Shield for highest points
overseas and it would be safer. and landing based on what we Uncle Jack put the key in the in Show – Michael Simmons
must be completed in full. You do
So my mother and I settled into had seen at the pictures. front door lock and turned it. The Chairman’s Cup to the lady (not
not have to be the owner of a plot of
living with my widowed Nana in The next few minutes were lock clicked back and the front the Shield winner) for highest
land to submit a proposal, but you
a small 2 up 2 down cottage, one ones that I can recall as door opened. points in Show – Barbara Steward
will need to provide evidence of the
of a pair, in Granby Street, though it were yesterday. The This is a true story. According to Gentlemen’s Cup to the gentleman
landowner's agreement to that.
Newmarket. I started school and man in the blue suit with rings Michael J F Bowyer's book, (not Shield winner) for highest
In addition to this call for sites, the
things carried on with my mother on the sleeve, who I now 'Action Stations-Military airfields points in Show – Simon Hillier
and Nana always listening to the Neighbourhood Plan Work Group,
know was an RAF officer, of East Anglia', the RAF had a Sid Lancaster Cup to the winner of
wireless to a man talking. acting on behalf of the Parish
brought Mrs White into our bomber base at Newmarket The Trug of Vegetables – Barbara
Then things started to happen. A Council, may choose to contact
kitchen from the shared Heath, near the Rowley Mile Steward
landowners, their agents and
young man and woman moved backyard. She was crying but racecourse. A Stirling mine- Sid Lancaster Plate to the winner
developers to invite proposals for
into the cottage next door. He this wasn't ordinary crying. I'd laying bomber, R9245, was of The Bowl of Fruit – Not
specific sites they are aware of.
wore the same sort of blue suit seen children and adults cry taking off for the Bordeaux area awarded
In accordance with the Saham
that I saw my father wear before but this was something else. It from the 3000-yard grass runway. W.I. Horticultural Cup for the best
Toney Housing Needs Assessment
he went away and he called me was a wailing sound almost Heavily laden, it lifted off a Flower Arrangement ‘The Herb
which was published in March 2018,
'wee laddie' in a strange voice I like the air raid warning fraction too late. A main wheel Garden’ - Corinne Clements
proposed sites should ideally provide
hadn't heard before. I asked him if sounds from Yarmouth. And it clipped the top of the Dyke and Michael Simmons Cup for the Best
at least an element of one and two-
he knew my father as he had the went on and on. It frightened the oil tank was pierced. An Vegetable in Show – Judy
same suit but he just smiled. My bed roomed properties.
me so I went outside to play engine seized and the giant Atkinson for Cherry Tomatoes on
mother told me they were Mr and Proposals shall be returned by e-mail
with the cat. bomber spun in, with its load of Vine
Mrs White and that they had just to
Mrs White stayed in our two mines then exploding. Woolnough Trophy for the best
got married and Mr White flew in The final method of assessment will
kitchen for the next few days. I never heard anymore from Mrs Vase of Flowers – Michael
be published later and those who
bombers at night time from the The crying was not so intense White, who, if she is still alive, Simmons for 5 Stems of Annual
submit proposals will be informed of
airfield just outside town. I knew now but there was a question I would be in her late 90's now. Flowers
the final assessment criteria before
about the bombers as well as a lot was eager to ask. What about There are many Mrs Whites' President’s Plate for the highest
an assessment begins.
of other things that were the front door key? What from the War years and we points in the Domestic Section –
Those considering making proposals
happening as the war progressed. happened to it. I asked my should remember them all with Barbara Steward
should bear in mind that any
My mother used to take me to the mother but was told not to say others as Poppy Appeal comes Marianne Kilmartin
potential land which is not put
local cinema and I saw the any thing. round again this month. Please Chairman Bradenham & District
forward at this stage may not be
newsreels and constantly asked After a week the RAF made give generously when you see the Horticultural Society
questions. I saw a lot of men in subsequently considered for
arrangements for Mrs White to go collecting tins.
blue suits and other colours. I saw allocation during the period of the
back to her family in Scotland.
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organised by the Wayland
Thought for Watton & Partnership.
Members also visited our neighbour
the Month District Royal branch at Hingham, which is
A Walk in the Woods British Legion suffering with dwindling numbers, to
I am writing this at the end of see if there was any way we could
Well it’s that time again and there is assist with their recruiting, and of
August, but there is already a
still plenty to report. Of course the course we had to sample their buffet
distinct feeling of autumn in the air.
great Pilgrimage rerun to Ypres in lunch at Lincoln’s restaurant.
By the time you are reading this it
Belgium went off very warmly as The news just goes on and on,
will be October with the morning
most of Western Europe sweltered, because we also were informed this
mist and bright moon.
but that is all old hat now. The month that the branch had submitted
I always find autumn a thoughtful
branch actually had 2 teams go to a successful bid to take our standard
time. It’s a time for thinking and
Ypres one as reported in the previous to the Festival of Remembrance at the
taking a walk in the woods.
issue but also Alan and Lorna Royal Albert Hall in November.
Autumn has a smell of the earth and
Chilvers represented Wretham &
gives us a heightened sense of the Steve Bibby will carry the standard at
Hockham branch with their standard
changing of the season as the leaves the service which will celebrate the
as their branch had nobody able to 100th anniversary of the armistice in
begin to drop to the earth. I call this
attend. So in the spirit of the Legion 1918. Other members of the branch
‘thought time’. Perhaps it’s because
not only did we represent our area we have secured tickets and will watch
autumn brings a reminder of
assisted our neighbours as well. the occasion on the Saturday evening
mortality. as the earth begins to die
In July our standard was paraded at in company with HM Queen.
back into winter, as the trees shed
the Service of Rededication of the Unfortunately this will mean that the
their leaves the sky begins to look
county standard held at Alysham. standard will miss the parade in
bigger. Whatever it is, autumn
Steve Bibby carried the standard and
brings a thoughtfulness of heart and Watton this year as some of us will be
John and Helen Daly represented the
mind. Maybe there is a spirituality marching past at the cenotaph on the
branch. As has been the case, most of Sunday morning as well, so Watton
of autumn. I certainly feel it and
this summer the weather was very will be well represented at the major
I’m sure many of you do too.
kind and the parade and further remembrance events in this centenary
For me it’s a time for walking
proceedings were carried out on a year.
meditation.. Sometimes it can feel a
lovely summer day. At the end of It sounds all fun and games but there
bit bleak to walk alone in autumn. Worboys, Cambs and Shirley
But we are not alone. This
July Rev Gerry Foster, who is the is a serious side to The Royal British Family Wallis, from Risby, near Bury St
branch Chaplain, invited us all to an Legion too and we support and assist
loneliness is an illusion. We Edmunds, are Arthur’s
Christians believe that we live and
afternoon tea at the vicarage. A veterans, serving members of the remembers descendants. He was a cousin to
pleasant couple of hours were spent armed forces and their families on a
move and have our being in the fallen WW1 their grandmother and one of two
quaffing copious amounts of tea and
presence of God and that Jesus day to day basis at a local level. We boys in the family to go to war
sampling cakes and scones produced
walked the same earth as we do.
May I suggest a walking meditation
by Gerry’s small team of helpers,
check on the welfare of elderly
veterans, make friends and go for a
relative and be killed.
He lived in Wretham as a boy,
thanks you all for a wonderful chat with those who may be lonely,
practice that I learnt from Thich Arthur William Currey is one of when his father was gamekeeper
afternoon. visit those in hospital and a variety of
Nhat Hanh a Vietnamese Buddhist the 15 names of local men who on the estate and his parents lie in
We also welcomed 2 new members other activities which basically come
monk fell during World War 1 to be the churchyard.
to the group who had recently moved down to simple comradeship and a
Walking meditation is simply found on the Wretham war The sisters placed a similar
back into the town after spending way of saying “Thank you for your
walking slowly and in a relaxed memorial. memorial in the church at Little
several years living in France. They service”. We appreciate all our
manner. When we walk in this way He was the subject of special Cressingham, Arthur’s birthplace
had been members of an overseas members who can take on these
we feel at ease and our steps are remembrance at St. Ethelbert’s and home to another family
branch whilst abroad so only had to tasks. Church nearby.
gentle on the earth. All our sorrows member and WW1 victim. The
transfer their branch. We also had It helps immensely that we meet
and anxieties drop away and peace The 'There but Not There' see figures will remain until the end
new members appear on our book,
fills our hearts. Anyone can do it. It and share a facility of The through figure is one of the many of the anniversary year.
which is very encouraging, obviously Blenheim Centre which is the RAF
just takes a little time, a little silhouettes being placed around Mrs Wallis and her husband
the word is filtering out that one does families club on Tedder Close. If
commitment and a wish to be at the country during the 100th David attended Morning Prayer,
not have to be ex forces to join, and you would like to join us with the
peace and be happy. anniversary year of the conflict. where reader George Lynne
the recruiting team are doing a good aim of helping and supporting our
Fr Gordon Williams, Our lady of Arthur was a private in the Royal offered prayer in memory of
job. Some of the new recruits came service and veteran
Pity, Swaffham Norfolk Regt and in 11 Bn. Royal Arthur, dedicated the memorial
from the awareness event held at the community ,why not visit our Sussex Regt. when he died on and led a minute’s silence,
Queens website on www.Watton- October 21st 1916. He has no followed by the singing of
Hall or telephone the known grave but is remembered Jerusalem, a sermon on the
secretary Helen Daly on 01953 on the memorial at Thiepval in futility of war and music
885124 for more information on France. including Nimrod by Elgar and
how to become involved. Sisters, Pamela Harris, from Land of Hope and Glory.

Manager. Finale to evening, we welcome Global Award

What’s on at St Winning Soprano, Emma Nuule, who will be singing.
Sun 7th 10.00am Join us for Harvest Thanksgiving
Mary’s Church, Service 12 noon till 4.00pm Open Church with
refreshments for visitors
ADventure Sundays 7th, 14th, 21st October 10.00am-
Watton 11.30am free for 0-16 years. Breakfast - Crafts - Games
- Faith in Jesus Teaching and continues each Sunday
Thursday 4th October 10.00am Thursday Chat a social
coffee morning at St Mary’s Church, all welcome term time only.
Mondays 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th October 9.30am Story
Bags at St Mary’s Church for parents and preschool
WEEKEND Sat 6th & Sun 7th October
This Open Weekend is aiming to raise awareness of children during term time only.
fundraising needs rolling out this year and next for the Mondays 1st, 8th 15th, & 29th 1st Watton Rainbow
upkeep of St Mary’s Church Building and also to raise Brownies at St Mary’s Church Rooms
funds for a ‘Families Matter Keyworker’ to be in post for girls aged 5-7 years. The Rainbows will be meeting
for Watton from the springboard of St Mary’s. each Monday at St Mary’s Church during term time.
Sat 6th 10.00am till 4.00pm The Church will be open, or look on Facebook
The September Winner of the 100 Club Draw was
to view the harvest decorations, with musical items &
refreshments. 6.00 - 7.15pm Cocktail Party with help & number 73 David Sell
music supplied by Wayland Academy. All welcome to Friday 19th 2.15pm, & Saturday 20th October 7.15pm
attend and support Fundraising for a ‘Families Matter Watton Community Cinema at St Mary’s
Keyworker’ for Watton. Speaker for a small part of the “The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society”
Refreshment Café opens one hour prior to screening.
evening will be Kirsty Rutherford, Children’s Centre
Tickets £5, available at the box office on the day.
The Wayland News October 2018 Page 15

Richmond Park Golf Club Ladies Section

With the dry summer weather still being kind, final score. There were the usual tales of “if Prize with a score of 3 Margaret Broadbent,
on Monday 10th September, to celebrate their only” and putts just missed, but everyone 5th Prize with a score of 5 Mary Wakeford, 6th
recent “Significant” Birthdays, past Lady agreed that it had been a fun day on the course. Prize with a score of 9 Barbara Coverdale.
Captains Elaine Aberdeen and Margaret On their return to the Clubhouse, before the Least number of putts with 21 Ann Achilles
Middleton put on a special golf “Day with a prize-giving, everyone was served some and Anne Bell, Most putts June Stone, Nearest
Difference” for all the lady members of delicious birthday cake made by Elaine and the Pin on 3rd Margaret Lockwood, Nearest
Richmond Park. Before heading out to the Margaret. There were many prizes, also the Pin in 2 on 14th Dilys Gibbs, Nearest the
course all the ladies were invited to help supplied by Elaine and Margaret, and the Line on 9th Julie Ellis
themselves to some chocolates. winners were as follows: Photo shows Ann Achilles (centre) with
The game was played over 14 holes, all shots 1st Prize with a score of –1 Ann Achilles, 2nd Elaine Aberdeen (Left) and Margaret
were recorded and at the end of the round the Prize with a score of 0 Anne Bell, 3rd Prize Middleton (Rt).
competitor’s age was taken away from the with a score of 1 Margaret Lockwood, 4th

For any enquiries pop in and see us or give us a Everyone is welcome to come along and see what
What’s On At Watton call on 01953881281. this area of Norfolk has to offer to Brides, their
Sports Centre? Hope you can join us. #yoursporty families and guests.
Looking to become more involved in the local
community? Trying to find a venue with a mix of Wedding Fayre at The Watton Evening WI
social events and sporting fixtures? Over the
coming months we have a variety of social Wells Cole Centre Finally the hot weather has passed and those
events, alongside regular matches for all of our The Wells Cole Centre in Saham Toney Village gardeners among you will sigh with relief. At last
sports teams. is hosting a Wedding Fayre on Sunday 21st a reprieve and normal life resumes with children
The social events commence on Saturday 13th October, from 12 Noon until We are back at school and lots of clubs commencing a
October with a Spanish-themed night. Tapas, inviting local businesses, and individuals to come new term. However, throughout the summer
Sangria and fancy dress with deals on certain along to let people know what services are holidays WI have continued with the various
drinks all-night all costing just £5 for available in this area for people thinking about activities and clubs.
members and, £7 for non-members. 2 weeks ideas for a Wedding, or even a large Celebration The Book Club is going full swing and although
later and we follow this with a spooky Party over the coming year. We plan to have lots some members were on holiday/unwell or busy
Halloween Party on Saturday 27th October. to look at from dress-makers and florists, to reports on ‘The Improbability of Love’ by
Dust off your scariest costume and head photographers, caterers and cake makers, Hannah Rothschild the latest book reviewed were
down for a night of Halloween surprises beauticians and musicians to name but a few! In favourable scoring an impressive 8.2 out of 10.
including themed cocktails and a disco with fact as many as possible of those services a Bride All enjoyed reading this book and would
free entry to members and only £3 for non- will be looking for when planning her big day. recommend it to anyone. The next book will be
members. The Wells Cole Centre itself is a clean modern ‘Dear Mrs Bird’ by A. J. Pearce.
Kicking off November, on Saturday 3rd, we have building with a large car park, and is already a The Craft Group met and all the tombola and craft
our Not-Bonfire Night, all the bonfire night popular venue for Weddings. It will be set up to items for the stall at this year’s carnival are ready.
themes with the absence of the bonfire! Hot food show how well this Hall can be dressed for Hope many of you came and saw us and joined in
and mulled wine being served throughout the Weddings and big celebrations, and what it has to the Parade and festivities. Thanks goes to Karen
night with a gin bar, themed cocktails and karaoke offer. We hope this will be a popular event and if who opened her home for the regular members
to add to the entertainment. Members can join us so will hope to make this an Annual Fayre. We who attend the Lunch Club – such a lovely
for £5, whilst non-members are £7. Rounding out will have a tea room open to buy tea and cakes gesture.
the month on the 24th November we have a and take a break, and very much hope we will Our last meeting was held at Carbrooke where
Mexican-themed night with tequila and a soft taco have plenty of interest on the day. If you yourself Helen Riley told of the history of the village,
being including in the ticket price of £5 for provide a Wedding Service of some kind and abbey and church. Should any of you wish to join
members and, £7 for non-members. Find yourself might be interested in taking part, e-mail the us as a guest or require any information about
a sombrero and head down to the sporty with organisers at:, Watton WI please contact our secretary, Carol
drink offers such as 4 Desperados for £12, as well or phone our Booking line: 07927 773133 and Robeson on 01953 881006 who will be pleased to
as a themed gin bar and music. leave a message. speak to you.
The Wayland News October 2018 Page 16

Watton (Loch
Bowls Club
The Lawn Green Bowling season is
drawing to an end and the Watton
Bowls Club has staged two internal
events to raise money for Charity.
The first was the President’s Day on
the 2nd of August, organised by John
Hunter, when a number of retired and
guest players were invited to join
current club members and take part in
a triples tournament . The second was
a Charity Fun Day on the 25th
August when triples teams complete
by playing some unusual games,
including ‘Irish Bowls’ also known
as ‘Jack Last Bowls’ in New
Zealand; this involves the players
delivering their 3 bowls first before
the team skips take turns in casting
the jack to obtain the maximum
points - unusual tactics needed. A
total of £300 was raised at these two
well attended events which will be
split between two local Charities.
Refreshments and entertainment were
provided in the clubroom after play
on both days.
The Club Finals day took place on
the 1st September. A close match
took place between Mike Smith and
Kevin Simpson for the 2018 Open
Singles title. Kevin won 21 -16 after
29 ends.
The Four Wood pairs final was
played by two teams consisting of
John Seage and Colin Hill vs John
Hunter and Andy Sindle. After a
friendly but competitive match John mornings from 10am through the winter with their opponents Andy Sindle and John
S and Colin won by 32 - 16. months - anyone interested in joining us is Hunter.
The club members will be holding welcome to come along. The lower picture shows the Open Singles
Coffee Mornings, in the clubroom at Pictured at the top are the 4 Wood Pairs Finalists (l to r) - Kevin Simpson & Mike
the Sports Centre, on Saturday Finalists (l to r) - John Seage and Colin Hill Smith

stranger throws everything into league sides. With new players joining
Season’s confusion.
All this with hilarious results.
the club plus players who have
progressed through the club's coaching
Greetings from Join the Players in the Queens Hall on
November 15, 16 or 17 (with a matinee
schem. The ladies are also looking strong
and will be looking to prove a force in
The Wayland on Saturday 17) to see how this chaotic
and farcical comedy from the pen of Alan
their league. The internal leagues have
now begun with most full.
Ayckbourn turns out. The club will be running their annual trip
Players Tickets priced at only £7.50, will be to Potters Leisure on Sunday January
The Wayland Players extend a warm, if available from Adcocks, High Street, 20th for the world bowls championships.
early, ‘Season’s Greetings’ to you all and Watton from Monday 15th October. The package includes a coach leaving the
invite you to the home of Neville and Leisure centre at 8am and leaving potter's
Belinda Bunker to join family and friends at 6.30. In between there will be a men's
for the Festive Season. Dereham Indoor singles in the morning plus two mixed
Petty squabbles and tensions arise when triples semi finals in the afternoon. A two
the hostess’s kitchen is taken over by a Bowls Club course meal is provided for a all inclusive
well-meaning but inept guest, when the With the winter season now soon us cost of twenty two pounds. Non club
children’s entertainment goes hopelessly hopes are high that this season could be members welcome Tel Terry on
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