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Remembrance The Wayland Players present ‘Season’s Greetings’

At All Saints’ Threxton
On Sunday 11th November at 10.30 a.m. we will be holding a special Service of
Remembrance. The service will be led by Revd Canon David Foster, and music
led by Watton Silver Band.
All are welcome to remember with us, those who have given their lives for their
country and all who have served in the Armed Forces.
We have been awarded 5 ‘There but not there’ silhouettes by the Armed Forces
Covenant Trust, and these are displayed in the Church, representing the fallen
from Threxton.
Tea / coffee will be served following the service, when you will be able to chat
with friends and colleagues who have served in the Armed Forces. As we
remember, we hope you will join us.

At St Ethelbert’s Wretham
Wednesday November 7th sees the 15th year of the remembrance service staged
at St Ethelbert by Thetford RAFA in the 100th anniversary year of the RAF.
This year’s ceremony will start outside the church at the war memorial at
10.30am and will be led by the Rev Helen Jary, after which RAFA and RBL
standards from a wide area will parade into the churchyard to see poppy crosses
planted at the war graves in its north east corner.
As usual, this year’s ceremony will be attended by military attaches from
London embassies as well as a range of local civic and service representatives.
The service for Remembrance Sunday November 11th, which moves around
several local villages over the years, will be held this year at Shropham at

If you are secretly dreading a family who spends days preparing a totally All this, and more, is on offer in the
Christmas, come along to the Queens inappropriate entertainment for them; Wayland Players presentation of
Hall on November 15th, 16th or 17th an aunt who single-handedly takes on ‘Season’s Greetings’ by the master of
to witness the farcical calamities that ‘the meal’ and ends up in an inebriated farce Alan Ayckbourn. Tickets, still
surround Christmas time for the typical heap; a tyrannical uncle who stalks a only £7.50, are available from
family, when random friends and guest he suspects of pilfering presents Adcocks, High Street, Watton. We
relatives are thrown together more out from under the tree (or worse); a taken- hope to see you in November when we
of politeness than any genuine desire to for-granted wife led to a comically are sure you will leave the theatre with
see each other. disastrous tryst under that tree or a smile on your face.
Imagine a bumbling uncle who forgets menfolk who ‘pop down to the pub’ at Jenny Mann, Chairman and Director of
that the children are growing up and crucially busy times. ‘Season’s Greetings’

Watton Secondary Modern

to Wayland Academy
60 Years of History. Where is it?
In November Wayland Academy becomes 60 years old, having
formerly been Watton County Secondary Modern School,
Wayland High School and Wayland Community High School.
As we all know, a lot has changed over the years and many
thousands of students and staff have passed through the doors of
Wayland since 1958. We are looking to organise a celebration to
mark this milestone and would be very interested to hear from
anyone who has any memories or memorabilia that they would be
able to share with us; or if anyone has experienced any exciting
life events or amazing achievements since leaving Wayland.
We would love to hear from you. Please contact the academy on
01953 881514 or email

Operation Christmas Child

Watton Methodist Church and Christian Community Centre are
once again collecting ‘Shoeboxes’ filled with gifts for
disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe. Information leaflets
are available from WCCC. We look forward to receiving your
boxes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9 – 11am. Last year we sent
over 200 boxes from Watton and surrounding area. Thank you to
all who donate these gifts which are very much appreciated by
the children who receive them.
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Sensory Garden
October saw the official opening of the
Wayland Sensory Garden by the Right
Reverend Graham James, Bishop of
Norwich. He opened the garden on the
28th September to a smiling group of
Wayland residents and workers.
Charlotte Otterway-Brown, Sensory
Garden Project Co-ordinator described
the purpose of the garden, to be a
sanctuary for those living with Dementia
and their carers, and thanked all those
who had helped build it. Revd Graham
James said it was a pleasure to do one last
thing for the Wayland Partnership prior to
his retirement to Cornwall this year. He
said ‘the concept and execution of the
Sensory Garden is wonderful- a
transformation of “dead space” into a
living asset.’ Jan Godfrey thanked
Graham for all his help to the partnership
over the years, and for coming to open
the garden. Gifts were given to Graham
and everyone stayed for a cup of tea,
piece of cake, and to view the lovely
garden in the sunshine.
The project was designed with the
members of the Memory Café, in mind,
and a bid for £17k was submitted to the
Postcode Lottery. Research has shown
the benefits of sensory gardens for people (£3.5k); Tesco (Bags for Help, £2k);
living with dementia: activities that Rotary Club (£350); Myhill’s (£50)
engage the senses provide positive Didlington Nurseries (significant
emotions that they may no longer discount on our plant purchases); Craft
experience regularly. Sensory gardens Swap Shop volunteers at the gallery –
engage all of the senses in a communal raised more than £300 by making and
environment, and can help people with selling some wonderful craft works;
dementia rediscover their world while Men’s Shed- designed and built two
providing a place for carers to find large, raised beds for flowers and
mutual support. vegetables
Our warmest thanks go to the local We’ve also had lots of plant contributions managed by the Wayland Partnership
groups and businesses who have from local residents. They have donated and allocated for the ‘upkeep’ of the
provided funds, equipment and planting everything from sunflowers to watering garden.
as follows:- cans. We can’t thank them, and everyone Everyone is very welcome to come and
Mark Lyons (amazing contribution in else, enough. have a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy the
time and resources to do the brilliant The Wayland Sensory Garden will be garden throughout the Autumn. It will be
groundworks – the project simply would officially finished, as a project, at the end open during the same hours as the
not have been possible without him); of November. However, the Coordinator Dragonfly Gallery (that is 10-4 Mon-Fri,
Prince’s Trust (a group of 16-25 year olds is currently building a team of 10-1 Sat). We hope that people will be
built decking and painted murals, raising ‘Maintainers’ to help clear, weed, prune able to use the garden to relax, spend
more than £500); Katie and Tony Powell and plant new, exciting flora come time outside, and enjoy the different
(£500 contribution); Screwfix Foundation Spring. Remaining funds will be sensory experiences offered.

(also available from local schools), email chocolate tombola, plus plants and
Come Carolling Telephone daffodils. If you have any plants you
01842 820060 or go to Thetford Singersʼ could divide and donate we would very
with Thetford website much appreciate them. Best wishes for a peaceful and
Voices voices prosperous New Year. Thank you, Keith
Here we are again, inviting young singers and Caroline 880153
from across Breckland and beyond to Griston Second
come Carolling with Thetford Voices,
part of our singing programme open at no Hand Book Sales Dereham Indoor
charge to all enthusiastic 6-16 year olds.
Carolling Day is Friday 21 December.
The last Grand Second Hand Book Sale Bowls Club
of 2018 was held at Thompson Is situated within The Leisure Centre
We meet at 11.15 in Thetford Grammar Community Hall recently, and what a Station Road and we will be having an
School to rehearse carols and Christmas fantastic finale! We took a wonderful open day on Sunday 4 th November from
songs, the familiar and the new, and total of £1,220.44, our best yet. £406.81 12 noon to 4 p.m. This is a chance for
prepare for an afternoon singing in each will be given to Griston and people to find out about our
residential homes across Thetford. After Thompson churches and Thompson club.Whether you are already a bowler or
a party tea, we end the day with a concert Community Hall, this last in lieu of hire whether you would be interested in
in St Cuthbertʼs Church (6.30 - 7.15) for fees. having bowls lessons from our
families, friends and other guests. A huge THANK YOU goes out to experienced Coaches.
And this year there is more. We have everyone who came and supported us. On Thursday 8 th November at the bowls
been invited to sing at the Farmersʼ We hope you enjoy your purchases. hall Boston bowls will be bringing their
Market at Wyken Vineyard, Stanton the Next year the sales will be on 13th April, shop to us. Boston Bowls will have a
next morning (Saturday 22nd 13th July, and 14th September from array of bowls for sale plus shirts
December). Fridayʼs singers are again 10am until 4pm, so make a note of those trousers. Plus accessories. They will be
invited to join us for carols & cookies dates now. Remember, it’s a different with us from 10.30 am til 4.30 pm
and very good hot chocolate. selection of books every time, with no The club are very proud to announce that
Carolling Day is supported by Thetford book costing more than one pound. three of our youngsters have been
Grammar School, Coach Services of There will always be refreshments on selected to be part of the under eighteens
Thetford, Cynthia Della Hoyʼs Croxton sale all day until 3.30, plus a bakes and triples squad to face Leicestershire in a
Charity & The Chivers Trust. cakes stall. national competition.
For lots of us, audiences and performers, We accept donations at any time, and The club run coaching sessions for nine
Carolling has become an established part collection can be arranged if required. to seventeen year olds every Friday from
of Christmas. Many will be back again We particularly would like more toys for 4 pm til 6 pm. Adult coaching for
this year but we always keen to welcome our summer sale, especially the soft and beginners Sundays 12 noon to 2 p.m.
new singers. Do come and join us. For cuddly variety. Our spring sale will have For the above just come along. No
further information and enrolment forms an Easter theme with our ever popular need to book
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Many of us will have been delighted leaves. It also constitutes a great tempting food and stalls with
A Quick Look by the numerous tubs of flowers that hazard to partially sighted and Christmas present inspiration. The The Ovington
have adorned the High Street in disabled persons as it remains unlit at Watton Country Market will be open
Round . . . Watton recently, and any visitor to night. as well so you will be spoilt for Crower
the town would have been most On a happier note, my Look Round choice. Boy Julian hev sed tew me he say, “Git
By Orbiter spies a report from the nature front Missing something? Oh yes, it’s free
impressed – that is unless he had yew a scribblin Sid ole partna we hev
Well there we are, best part of the for children to visit Santa in his
ventured as far as the thoroughfare that the bittern, that elusive bird that gotta git tha pearpa owt arly tha munth”
way through autumn and all geared Grotto in the Town Hall, where he’ll
that leads from the High Streeet to inhabits the Broads, has shown a great So wot I’m gooin ter tell yew hent
up for what the winter has in store for be taking Christmas requests and
the car park behind The Original increase in numbers, and fears for its much difrunt from larst time cos thar
us this year. At least we can look handing out presents to his young
Factory Shop, where for several survival have been allayed,, which is hent bin a lot happnin since larst munth.
back on a great summer, whatever visitors. We are expecting Santa to
months the path has been partially great news for all lovers of nature, for Well thar has bina bitta gooins on but
the future may hold. arrive in Watton at 1o/c, the elves tell
obstructed by a sheet of plastic whom tidings about many species thet hent orl gud tho, weer lorst wun of
Now is the time to rig up a guy and us he’s swapped his sleigh for a
netting left by contractors after some have recently not been too cheerful. our willage members jist tha otha week,
shower the district with fire-works, motorbike for the day – so the
work there. There used to be a saying in London that he wos a gud ole boy an he will be sorly
before settling down to the usual reindeer have a day off – though we
This is not only an eyesore, but, at the number 9 bus was so-called because missed by us orl. Tha Chuch wos over
Christmas stuff, while exclaiming wonder if they are coming in disguise
the time of writing, this, was you waited for ages and then nine would flowin wi orl tha peepal showin thar
“Good heavens, is it that time as donkeys!
gathering piles of litter and fallen come along together. The modern form respeks wen we hed his funeral. Mind
again ?” Not enough? Then join our first
of this seems to apply to TV drama yew we hev hed a wedding tew cheer us
serials, which after a lean period in Fancy Dress Fun Run or walk or up a bit, tha ole Chuch hev hed a busy
August, swamped the channels through buggy push. The route is an easy time. Tha wicca did us prowd on booth
September, so that even with deft use of 5km suitable for all ages & abilities ‘cashuns. Horry sez heel git har a drink
the recorder it was hard to keep up with that would make a great family event. nex time she cum inta tha pub, he hent
them. Fancy dress is optional but there will daft, she hent bin known tew goo inta
Of course not all of them managed to be a prize for the best and every ower pub much.
reach a high standard, and most of us runner will receive a medal. Entry Weer got sum of ower winter barley in
will have pruned the list down to a forms can be picked up from the thet hev cum threw tidy like, speshly as
favourite few, but it does seem a pity Town Hall. we hent hed a drop o rearn since thet
that such log-jams are allowed to occur. wos drilled.
Most of these programmes were Hed a bit of a sprise larst wik, I wos in
preceded by the usual message warning Letter to the tha soopa market gittin tha high stuff orf
us that they contained violence, bad tha shelf fer my missus, who hent very
language and scenes that might offend Editor high orf tha grownd, wen I run inta tha
some viewers. These warnings hardly Town Appearance Cowncil Chairmawtha, I thort tew git
seemed necessary, as ALL dramas are How nice to see all the flowers in the owt tha shop afore she got a site o me,
afflicted in this way nowadays, town. It is such a pity that the rest of but dint meark it, cos I hed anarmful o
particularly in regard to bad language, the town is so scruffy. With so many stuff fer my ole gal. “Ah Sid” she yell
with nearly every sentence peppered shops empty and unsightly old owt. “Jist tha man I wanta see”
with words that a year ago would have newspapers stuck in dirty windows or She hossed up tew me an gi me a gret
prompted tirades of outrage on all sides even curtains. ole hug, an orl my groosries went orl
of the viewing public. And the worst of As one enters the town from Norwich oova tha plearce. Goo ter hell I wos rite
the swearing often comes from the Road, you are greeted with a derelict tuk by sprize. “Wos up Missus, cor yew
female members of the cast involved, Inn on one side and three shops, one nigh on gi’us a hart attack”
which for some reason always seems containing children's toys etc. and the “Thas like this Sid” she say, “Weer got
worse than male cursing. other two having paper or paint in the a bitta trubbal on tha cowncil, sum
But these things always come and go windows. onnem dunt wanta stay on enny longa
in waves, so perhaps by New Year the Further on down there is an empty an I’m lookin fer sum gud peepal tew
swearing cult will have faded away in cafe with old curtains. Even further a cum on an gi me sum s’port, yew are
favour of some other trend. double fronted shop with unsightly jist tha man fer tha jorb” Thas wen I
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, as a posters stuck all over the windows dropped tha rest o my shoppin orl oova
saying used to go, Watton has lost yet which are never removed by whoever tha floor an heddid fer tha door, my
another Bank, to go with the recent put them up when the event is over. missus cud sort herself owt, I wos orf.
closure of the Post Office, thus sharing Also many telegraph poles have Cor did I git a hellup wen she got hoom,
the fate of many other towns and posters put on them and they are cos she not oonly hed tew sort owt orl
villages all over the country. Banks used never removed and gradually drop off tha shoppin but hedta lissen tew tha
to woo us with persuasive schemes to into the road or street. Chairmawtha runnin on fer a gud harf
get us to deposit our cash with them, but Is it anyone's responsibility to tell the hour arta I’de meard a run fer it.
now seem to despise both us and our organisations to clear their posters I wos sharp orf tew tha pub as sune as
cash, which are ‘nuisances’ to them. The away? my Missus had har pennuth bendin my
days of the friendly bank manager are, in I know of a town where empty shops ear. Horry cum in learta an went strate
the main, long gone, while even the were used as an Art Gallery, and that upta tha bar an hed a dubble whisky, so
Building Societies are no longer there cheered everyone up. Sonya Thompson I hed an idee thet she hed collared him
with the express purposes of helping an orl.
people on to the housing ladder. “Goo ter Hell Sid” he holla “Hev yew
But times change, and we all have to Norfolk hed an earful o thet wommin giiten orl
adapt to what the market forces sorft abowt tha cownsil?” “Yis” I say
dictate, and at the present it seems Wildlife Trust “An I hent hevvin nuthin tew dew wi it”
that the customer is NOT always Breckland Local Group Thet wos whooly leart wen we snuck
right. On Wednesday 10th October, we hoom thet nite, an spent the nex wik
But cheer up, Brexit is just around the were entertained by Rob Spray from hidin up an kippin tha doors bolted.
corner, and who knows? things may Seasearch East, Marine Conservation. Jis a thort. It’s a pity we carnt live in tha
all be better. Good afternoon. Rob is very enthusiastic about his parst, thet wud be so much cheapa.
subject and introduced us to many of Dunt fergit, Dew yew kip a troshin.
the amazing creatures which live in Regards Boy Sid
Festive our local seas, proving that you don’t
need tropical waters to see wonderful
Christmas animals. Caston
The turnout was a little disappointing,
Market 2018 but those that were there seemed very Christmas
Watton Town Council invite you to interested, which is what a speaker
get into the festive spirit at our annual wants most. Fayre
Christmas celebration on Sunday 25th This month on Wednesday 14th, Our annual Christmas Fayre this year
November. Starting at 1pm the Town 7.30pm, we have NWT Living will be on Saturday 24th November in
Centre will be full of all things festive, Landscape Project Officer Gemma the Village Hall, starting at 2pm until
there will be entertainment throughout Walker. Gemma will be talking, around 3:30pm. There will be raffles,
the afternoon with music from TS enthusiastically as always, about this 2 games and a Tombola as well as Cakes
Fearless Marine Cadet Band and City year project, aiming to reconnect people and Bric-a-Brac - all the traditional
of Norwich Pipe Band, Emma Nuule and their heritage of common lands and Christmas Fayre contents.
will be performing and leading the the wildlife living on them. In addition, the Hamper Draw will take
carol singing while the Daisy Choir Join us at The Watton Christian place - a chance to win a wicker picnic
and the Breckland J’s will be on stage Community Centre, High Street, basket packed with many items for
in the Methodist Church. DJ Tim will Watton. IP25 6AB. No booking Christmas. Why not come along and
be our ‘compere’ and Razz and Pearl required. Entry £2 members, £3 non- have a go at winning one of the super
will be entertaining the crowds. There members refreshments included. prizes?
will be fairground rides, plenty of We hope to see you there.
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seem to get out of control like some of its bulbs and garlic and hardy broad beans
In Your Garden spring-flowering cousins. The flowers
on this variety are white but there is a
like Aquadulce. If you have any parsnips
or carrots left in the ground by the middle
With Lotta Potts pink version and a double pink version of the month it might be a good idea to
So here we are again in November. This and even a weeping pink version. The lift and store them, checking other stored
should be the end of the summer- original has the most prolific display of crops for rot and pests. Let parsnips get a
flowering plants and crops should be autumn/winter blossom but there's a good frost first as they are sweeter for it.
pretty much harvested with the ploughing choice. I don’t apologise if the Potatoes are prone to hosting slugs
and scattering last month. Except this references to Amelanchier and autumn- however careful you are at harvest time.
October has been seriously weird for flowering cherry seem familiar – I sing Eventually the little critters will creep out
weather. Early to mid-month was warm their praises every year and this year saw from one damaged spud to find another,
to hot so everything became confused. one or two in flower on trees that are fresher one to start on.
Plants that should have stopped nowhere near their full height and width yet If you do winter digging now is a good
flowering took a deep breath and started so are very slow-growing. It’s interesting time to start. It’s good exercise and
over, even some spring-flowering ones to note that most plants that are at their best freshly dug earth smells great even at this
joining in for a second go so goodness at this time of year are unfussy about their time of year. This is also the time to
knows what we are in for this month. growing conditions in terms of soil, manure or lime as necessary but not both
Last month we did have a couple of position etc. I suppose it’s because they are at once. On sandy soils like ours in
decent frosts and really this month should the ones very determined to survive Breckland it’s not really necessary to dig
see frosts more and more frequently. regardless of alkaline, acid, sun (maybe too deep, a turn over with a fork does the
These give us the benefit of clear blue not), shade but most will benefit from good job just as well. If you have clay and it’s
skies showing off the seed-heads and drainage and a bit of kindness regarding the wet keep off it. If you have any compost
grasses that look so lovely edged in soil if you have to garden on what is now’s the time to spread it on whatever
silver. These frosts also help kill off basically rubbish. soil you have. Spent grow-bag or
pests and crisp up the last (hopefully) of A little late in the piece is my annual plea summer containers’ compost is fine as it
the fallen leaves so they are easier to rake for wildlife. If you have enough will improve the soil structure and the
up and bag for leaf-mould. combustible waste and want a bonfire, worms need something to do over the
Frost always enhances the colours of the please move it as late as possible before winter months.
leaves and bark of trees such as contorted setting fire to it. Hedgehogs love a pile We are likely to get more strong winds. I
hazel which is lovely when the leaves of twigs or logs – a bonfire in the making think we had more than enough in
have fallen but a bit drab in full leaf. – so will move in if the material is left for September and October but November is
This is a bit of a conundrum as its a few days. As these lovable creatures guaranteed to produce more so it’s a
‘undressed’ state is worth showing off are already on or are heading for the good idea to check fence posts and
but puts it in a position centre-stage when endangered list. Please don’t make a bad panels and replace any showing signs of
in leaf. Luckily it grows well in a large job worse. Perhaps if you are lucky rot. This will prevent your having to
pot. Job done. Some of the acers and enough to have a spare corner in the replace the structures and all the plants
cherry trees are grown for colourful bark garden you could sacrifice a bit of the they destroyed on the way down. Sheds,
and if you have a bit of space are worth bonfire to build a hedgehog house. gates and greenhouses should have
seeking out. The deciduous trees and This is the start of the bare-root planting sturdy latches or locks so they don’t get
shrubs are putting on a fantastic show season for shrubs and trees, particularly battered either and take in anything that
with multi-coloured leaves and berries. roses and hedges. Make sure to stake might get blown around or away. Tree
Even if you only have a small area to new trees with a substantial short stake branches and unrestrained climbers can
spare there should be a bush or small tree with the top pointing into the prevailing also do damage in a gale so tie them back
that will suit. For instance the wind, usually west. The old-fashioned or if they look like they might do real
Amelanchier is brilliant. It has lovely way was to use a vertical stake but a few damage, cut them off.
leaf colour in autumn, yellow and/or red years ago it was discovered that it was The lawn might need the odd cut this
depending on the variety and then in best to concentrate on the lower part of month but otherwise keep off it to let it
spring the most beautiful white or pink the trunk and allow the top to sway about recover from the summer heat and wear.
flowers followed by the leaves which a bit to make it stronger. The shorter It is still possible to lay turf for a new
start off bronze-tinged. Then there are stake secured to the lower part of the lawn and it will more than likely get
the fruits in summer which are red and trunk protects the roots. It’s a still more enough wet from rain. Just keep the
beloved of blackbirds. Although recent suggestion to use mycorrhizal leaves off the grass and any border plants
allegedly edible I don't think you will fungus such as Rootgrow to encourage that will rot if the leaves are left.
lose to the birds' gain! It will take fairly the roots to develop stronger and quicker One of the nicest things to do is go round
hard pruning to keep it within bounds but than just planting in soil. I have no idea the nurseries and sheds and see what’s in
as it eventually gets to about 15×15 feet if this works but if Monty Don uses it I flower. It might be quite surprising and
and is a slow grower it's not difficult. think that’s a good recommendation. I if you can’t plant your purchases
You might think it a bit pricey but you guess the only way to prove it one way or immediately create one or two fancy
get a tree for all seasons. It isn't even the other is to plant two woody winter containers. Skimmias look good
fussy about growing conditions – any specimens, one with and one without and are easily available so they look
decent soil apart from chalk and it will then dig them up in a year or so. No I really pretty underplanted with hardy
stand all sorts of weather including have no intention of doing this either. cyclamen and any bulbs you might find
strong wind. Anyway it’s cheaper and easier to plant or have left overlooked around the place.
Another tree for autumn/winter is the bare-root rather than containerised, There are lots of ideas to be had.
Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis', the particularly if you have a limited space to However, whatever you plant in borders
autumn-flowering cherry. Flowers put the plant. or containers you will find the little
before leaves on a dainty tree that doesn't Other plantings are tulip and hyacinth blighters so keep weeding.
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Watton Welcomes The Marham Military Wives Choir

The very first choir on a military base Wives Choirs became a reality with founded in 2012 and is affectionally are' at the Royal Albert Hall with the year.
was formed in Catterick Garrison in now at least 63 choirs across the known locally as The Bluebirds, the music composed by Paul Meallor and Watton Inner Wheel are delighted to
2010, they wrote for help to choir country and overseas. The choirs have ladies are all wives, partners, girlfriends the words written by the Chivenor welcome them, together with our own
master Gareth Malone who at the time been of enormous value and support and service women based there. ladies themselves. Choir members have Westend Waiters in a Celebration of
was being featured in The Choir on to the women left behind and often They soon joined the Military Wives also been at the recording of 'Sing' for Armistice at The Queens Hall on
BBC television. The idea was received lonely when their partners are posted Foundation and along with more local The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and also Sunday, November 4th at 2.30p.m.
with enthusiasm and saw Gareth go to overseas with all the worry of concerts have since combined with helping to break the world music record Do get your £6 tickets quickly as they
Chivenor Royal Marine Base in Devon potential danger and the need to keep other choirs in a number of national for the biggest video shoot for the title are in great demand, from Mullengers
to form a choir there and thus the children and home in good heart. events and recordings. These include track of 'Stronger Together' being in Watton High Street or from me,
phenomenon which is the Military The choir at RAF Marham was some members singing 'Wherever you released for Remembrance Sunday this Brenda, on 01953 881792.

Day Watton
Salutes the
Bravery of
Harry Nobbs
Whilst trustees and volunteers of the
Museum 4 Watton Group were planning a
special exhibition to commemorate the
centenary of the end of the First World
war on 11th November 1918, they were
honoured to be given medals, photographs
and other material belonging to Pte
William Henry Nobbs.
He was born in 1897, educated at Stow
Bedon Council School and saw action on
the Somme, at Arras, Paschendale and the
third Battle of Ypres where 70,000 died
and 170,000 were wounded. He was
wounded and suffered from Jaundice and
returned to England. As soon as he
recovered, he returned to the front!
In May 1999 (at the age of 101) the
French Government awarded him the
medal of the Légion d’Honneur for
services to France.
The exhibition will be on view from
Wednesday, 7th November and all are
welcome to come and learn more about
this remarkable man. The museum is
open, in Wayland Hall, Watton, every
week from Wednesday to Saturday
10.00a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and admission is
Contact details are: 01953-797060 –email
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stiffness. They can also develop a fever, decline outside, they are quite happy to live
Breckland Cats anorexia and lethargy. In some cases the in our centrally heated homes! Keep up
disease causes life-threatening kidney with your regular protection and do check
Protection disease. with your vet that it covers all the right
Ticks love the autumn weather! Babesiosis (caused by Babesia canis) is beasties!
However, unlike fleas – which largely an emerging tick-borne disease, Firework night is fast approaching which
cause skin irritations in cats and their destroying red blood cells and causing can mean nights of worrying for our pets.
owners, ticks can also carry a range of acute signs of anaemia in affected dogs. Loud bangs and flashes cause anxiety,
serious infectious diseases. Ticks can be Erlichiosis also attacks red blood cells and, even in some seemingly relaxed
found in long grasses and wooded areas, and can be fatal. pets, yawning, panting, restlessness and
especially where there is wildlife such as Current evidence suggests that tick- hiding may all be signs your pet is
deer and hedgehogs. Here they wait for bourne diseases take many hours after suffering from anxiety.
an animal or a human to brush past them tick attachment to be transmitted. Using a Preparation is the key! Coping with
so that they can jump on and feed. They produce that rapidly kills or repels ticks fireworks takes planning and preparation
attach using mouthparts and will feed on will help to reduce the risk of these before and during the event. Many pets will
blood from their host for several days diseases. No tick product is 100% benefit from calming supplements such as
before dropping off. Ticks can cause effective however, so cats should be plug-in diffusers. In severe cases, anxiety
problems in two ways. checked for ticks regularly and any relieving sedative medicines can be used to
Local tissue reactions: firstly they can found, removed with a special tick reduce a pet's fear and response and help
sometimes cause redness and swelling at remover. Never pull a tick out, as the them to be calm and settled. On the night,
the attachment site. Disease transmission: body will detach and the head will stay in keep cats inside to help prevent them
ticks can spread diseases which pose the skin and cause a nasty reaction. Your getting injured or lost. Closing the curtains
serious health risks to both pets and vet can advise you on keeping your cat and playing calming music or keeping the
humans. The major ones are: safe from tick-borne diseases. television switched on may also be helpful.
Lyme disease, also called borreliosis, is Parasites are still a big issue! Ticks and For advice or help with the cost of
spread by ticks; affected pets (and also harvest mites both enjoy the cooler moist neutering, please call us on 01842
humans) can develop swollen joints and conditions of autumn and while fleas are in 810018.

dry out, so plenty of water in

Diabetes UK the reservoir is a must. Marian
Our speaker in October was the and Blossom have been on
wonderful Marian Dolphin. She came to many adventures over the last
talk to us about her love of steam engines few years and will continue to
and how "Blossom" came into her life. do so into the future. Our
From an early age, Marian has always members thoroughly enjoyed
liked fire, steam and engines, she admits Marian's visit and she was very
to being a bit of a tomboy when younger. warmly thanked by all of us.
Later, her family would go to various Our next meeting will be on
steam rallies around the country and her Monday November 12th,
love for steam engines grew. Marian's 10.15am, and this will be our
husband brought her a weekend steam A G M. We meet at the
driving course on 2008 and the seeds were Pentecostal Church, Watton
sown that she was going to own her own and we thank them for the
engine! She is now the extremely proud generous use of their facilities.
owner of a 4 1/2":1ft scale model of a For details of our meetings, or
traction engine (weighing around 10 1/2 information about the group,
tons) named by her children as Blossom. please contact Helen by email
Apparently sitting on it is like sitting on a or
pressure cooker! The engine is road phone 01953 884713 leave a
registered, taxed yearly and has her own message and I will get back to
number plate and must not be allowed to you.

of Mars Bars in
My Diary it. It was
By Bustar Brownie Bear delicious. Then
Allow me to introduce myself. I live with we made our
1st Saham Toney Brownies and sometimes I beds. That
go away with them. I keep a Diary to leads us up to
remind me of all the Adventures I have been dinner. On the
on. I was bought at Starburst which was a first night we
huge County event for Brownies and was had bangers
held at Butlins, Skegness in January this and mash. It
year. That’s how I got my name. They was amazing
wanted to have me as one of my distant then we had
cousins, who lives with 3rd Watton our pudding angel delight. That was fork, a spoon, a spatula”. We got our food.
Brownies, joined them on a Brownie amazing too! Before bed we had a story and We had jacket potatoes, salad and cheese.
Holiday and told them of all the Adventures a drink, at the same time we were making For pudding we had Chocolate Fudge
she had been on. This is about one of my chimneys. They turned out lovely. Not long Cake! It was the best chocolate fudge cake I
Adventures I have been on this year. after that we went to bed. I was the first one have ever had. We had our drinks and arts
Friday 1st June to get to sleep at 10pm the others got to and crafts. After that we washed in the
Today was the best day ever. We went on sleep around 11pm. shower and went to our rooms. This time I
Brownie holiday with 3rd Watton Brownies Sunday 2nd June got to bed at 12! The girls were talking the
and it was great. I met some new friends. Well today I woke up to chaos! Where whole night! Oh yes we had a campfire too.
Well only one, her name was Jenny. She is should I start? Oh yes Denise was laying on It was great. We toasted marshmallows and
very nice. I loved her hair. She was also top of me! Kerry was running around the sang songs.
very pretty. When we got there we found room! It definitely was chaos! What a great Sunday 3rd June
out our rooms (by the way we were staying way of waking up. I washed and inspection Today I woke up – no chaos though,
at Stoke Ash Girlguiding Centre). was over so we had our breakfast. Before thankfully! We were all so tired so we
Surprisingly I was in the room called “The every meal we sang a song. Today we sang weren’t so lively. Well we got up and
Willow room” I was in the room with Mary, “Bees of Paradise”. For breakfast we had washed and packed and ready to go. (Oh by
Denise, Andrea and Kerry. The other room scrambled eggs, beans and toast. Today we the way I forgot to mention yesterday we
was called Sycamore and all the other knew it was going to be fantastic. We got a made place mats and napkin holders) Once
Brownies were in that room. After that we taxi to go to the bird sanctuary. We saw we had done that we had breakfast. We had
had our lunch. And then then we had to do vultures flying, red kites flying, owls flying cereal and eggy bread. Not long after that
our jobs, we called it “Spit spot”. We had and meerkats! It was so cool. We went to we were making kites and caroceles (I don’t
groups and I was in the Chimney brushes, the gift shop to buy some things. I bought a know how to spell it!). The kites actually
the other group was called Umbrellas. My pink squishy and a penguin one. We got the fly though. Then we were cleaning and
group were cooks and the other group were taxi home and then we went to our rooms cleaning and cleaning until the room was
maids. In the kitchen we were making for a rest and then Brown Owl called us out. spotless. We had lunch and the parents
Angel Delight. (Actually it was called bug’s We then got called in for dinner. The cooks arrived to pick us up and that was it. Bye!
delight). We had strawberry and went into the kitchen and prepared the food. Written by Willow on behalf of Bustar
butterscotch. There were chopped up pieces We sang the song called “I’m a knife, a Brownie Bear
The Wayland News November 2018 Page 9
Saham Toney something wrong, please write and tell
championing the activities already
underway in partnership, while also Watton Society News
This month we're also hoping the going forwards together, into a
Neighbourhood Norfolk Biodiversity Information positive, hopeful future, for the
Plan Update Service (NBIS), which is part of
Norfolk County Council, will start a
wellbeing of our families in Watton.
Children's Centre Manager Kirsty
Shaping the future of Saham Toney!
study for us to map wildlife routes and Rutherford spoke passionately about
A landscape consultant started her
habitats across the parish. Their work is the critically significant extent of
work on a village character assessment
based mainly on a large database of their work involved with a vast and
and design guide in September. We
information. They're always keen to growing number of families. Belief
expect her reports by the end of
add to their data, and ask anyone who that we could impact Norfolk County
October and we'll keep you posted on
can help, to remember the four "W's": Council's proposed plan to axe
progress in Wayland News and on our
Who you are; What you saw (the Watton Children's Centre was
website ( The
species); Where you saw it; When you increased with Breckland's County
work is being funded by a government
saw it. Councillor Claire Bowes's
If you have any information on encouragement to write individual
We attended the additional public
animals, birds, plants, or insects you petitions to them. Mayor Tina
hearing sessions requested by the
see around the village, or in your own Kiddell gave her unequivocal
Examiner of the Breckland Local Plan
garden, please send it to us and we'll support. Three Mums vocalised
in late September. We are waiting for
pass it on to NBIS for use in their powerfully the invaluable help of the
details of any changes that the
study. Children's Centre, providing that
Examiner will request to the Breckland
A date for your diaries; the next village irreplaceable face to face contact and
Local Plan; the current forecast for the Watton Society Annual Quiz night at with "Half Wits" third. A special prize
presentation to update parishioners on the positive impact from the
Plan being formally adopted is March the Queens Hall experienced an was given to the team coming last.
the Neighbourhood Plan is scheduled partnership between the Children's
2019. exciting evening, when 17 tables of This was the "Scooby Doos". Left to
for 7:30 pm on Friday 7th December at Centre, St Mary's, schools, other
The Call for Sites, which is the first quizzers battled for the trophy. In a right in above photo. John Kerr
the Wells Cole Community Centre and nurseries and playgroups and
stage in a process to allocate sites in the very close contest the "Wits" a team presenting the trophy to the "Wits", Lyn
this will be attended by our local MP, agencies in Watton.
Neighbourhood Plan, remained open from Watton Evening Womens Summer, Sally Blain, Barbara Trayhorn
George Freeman. Global award winning soprano,
until 18th October and at the time of Institute, won by one point from "U3A" and Hazel Gillingham
If you have any comments or questions Emma Nuule, brought the evening to
writing 3 sites have been proposed for a
on any of this, or anything else to do an emotional climax through her
total of 18 homes and discussions with
with the Neighbourhood Plan, or you'd singing and pledge to hold a Charity
other landowners indicate that more
like to be added to our mailing list, Concert for this pioneering project.
sites will be put forward before the
please get in touch with Chris Blow on Please add your support in any way
deadline. Details of the sites proposed
01953 880915 or at you can. We need to raise around
are available on our website £90,000 for a 3 year start to this
( We have held on
Keyworker post, by the community
-site discussions with all landowners
joining together for the community.
who are proposing sites and have been Families Matter Details for financial support can be
pleased that in all cases their ideas for
accessed through
developing their land accord well with Keyworker Thank
the aims of the Neighbourhood Plan. Raising Awareness for Fundraising you so much, as we 'press' on
As a result, we are optimistic that for a ‘Families Matter Keyworker’ together at this vitally significant
subject to the independent site for Watton. Thank you to you all, as time.
assessments, the allocation of the sites we press on together….. Vicar of Watton, Revd Gerry Foster.
in the plan will be a positive step On Saturday 6th October, people
The independent assessment of all sites came from across the community and
put forward will be carried out by a beyond to the St Mary's Cocktail
firm called AECOM. Their work will Party, which formed part of our Open
take around 3 months, depending on Church Harvest Weekend. Wayland
the number and complexity of sites put Academy students, through the Remembrance
forward; this work will also be funded teaching of Gaynor Evans provided a
by the government and we expect the wonderful range of canapés, which Parade Watton Society met after the summer the audience all drawing characters of
work to start once the character they professionally served to As is traditional the Watton break to a stupendous evening. It began their own to take home. A most
assessment is completed. Remembrance Parade will start at 2pm with an introduction to how cartoon entertaining evening.
background Academy recorded
The website has been updated and now on Sunday 11 November at the War characters are brought to life. This was The Society's next meeting is on
music. Representatives from different
includes a map and list of current ethnic groups in the community were Memorial (in the car park opposite interrupted by guest appearances from Wednesday 21st November at the
planning applications for new houses in welcomed and welcomed us back in Tescos). Watton Town Council invite Norman Wisdom, Michael Crawford Watton Christian Community Centre at
the village; there is also a guide on how everyone to join representatives of the and Laurel and Hardy, all truly 7.45pm. when we have our Film Night
Africaans, Latvian, Lithuainian,
to find full information on applications Army and Air Force, their Cadets and portrayed by Marko our speaker. given by Philip Slater. Meet you all
Polish, Portuguese and Romanian.
and how to respond to them. This event was held to raise the Girl Guides to commemorate the In the second half of the evening he had then at the 'flicks'
We have also completed a document awareness and seek funding for a dead from all wars and the sacrifice of
day, with LUNCHES 12:30 till
explaining how we think the village has
developed over the six millennia of its
'Families Matter Key' worker for
Watton from the springboard of St
all those who have served.
The Parade will then march to the
Circle Of Light 2pm
history. You might find it an interesting Mary's. So, this Keyworker will lead Sports Centre for refreshments and a Stow Bedon Church invite you to Handmade gifts, and beautiful
read as the nights draw in - to St Mary’s Sunday morning brief service of thanks to our fallen led their ADVENT EVENT on CHRISTMAS WREATHS will be
download it just visit our site. And if ADventure and Monday morning by Revd. Gerry Foster. The event is Saturday December 1st and on sale and much more. Please
you have any information to improve it Story Bags, with our great, growing open to all faiths and all Nationalities. Sunday 2nd, 10 till 4pm. come and join us all are welcome.
in some way, or think we've got team of Volunteers, thereby Please join us. Refreshments will be served all Stella Leonard PCC secretary.
The Wayland News November 2018 Page 10
She has also featured on several radio and
Tales of a Lady television shows.
Moles, we learnt, are solitary and breed in
Mole Catcher spring, the females coming into season for only
24 hours each year. After a gestation of 28 days
At Great Hockham Gardening Club they produce a litter of between 4 and 7 pups.
For our first indoor talk of our 2018-19 season we Seven weeks later the pups are weaned and the
informed and entertained by Louise Chapman, mother forcibly removes them from the burrow.
one of the few ladies in the UK currently Immature moles initially produce runs near the
employed controlling moles. Furthermore, as surface, pushing up a characteristic ridge. It
Louise was at pains to point out, in addition to takes three months to establish a run, which can
moles she is more than willing to kill anything on be 200 to 400 meters in length. They weigh
request and never says no. Some of the other life about 4 ounces, live for between 3 – 6 years,
forms on her hit list include rodents, rabbits, grey eat mainly worms, have a work-sleep cycle of 4
squirrels and wasps. hours and are hemophiliac. Herons and owls
Louise worked as a drama teacher for six years, are their natural predators.
but then trained as a garden designer. However, Unfortunately there are times when the activities
it soon became apparent that this line work of the mole conflict with our own and the solution
involved a lot of heavy lifting. When the generally involves killing them. The various
opportunity arose about five years ago to methods and devices that claim to dissuade the
purchase an established mole catching business, mole are usually cruel, illegal or ineffective. By
she went for it. She attended a course that law, if you set a trap designed to catch the mole
included a great deal of information on alive, then you must visit the trap every two hours
catching moles except, that is, on the use of - and provide food and water. Taking a live mole
traps. This omission was because the main to another area invariably results in a slow death
reason people were on the course was to by starvation, as the mature mole would be unable
become qualified in the use of gas. It was at to excavate a productive run in time to support
this point that Louise was offered the chance to itself. There are three main types of mole trap:
go to Australia for 10 weeks to take part in the scissor, tunnel and talpex, all designed to bring
making the television programme, Deadliest about as quick a death as possible.
Pests Down Under. This was about the control Finally came the hour of reckoning. As I
of the kind of mentioned, Louise was once a teacher, and so it
creatures that can was only to be expected that we had an exam –
be a problem written!
there, like snakes, This months competition results:
spiders and Floral: First: Jane Dalton. Second: Matt
crocodiles. In the Cunningham. Third: Hazel Dunn.
UK the show has Fruit / Vegetables: First: Eric Rogers. Second:
appeared on Dave. Prue Szczepanowski. Third: Hazel Dunn.
Louise had also Seasonal Photograph: First: Ed Szczepanowski.
enjoyed other Second: Hazel Dunn. Third: Hazel Dodgson.
coverage in the Our next meeting will be Wednesday 14th of
media, including November at Hockham village hall when Jim
The Eastern Daily Paine of Walnut Tree Nurseries will be
Press, The advising us as to how we might respond to
Guardian, The climate change. New members welcome; you
Telegraph, The can join when the doors open at 13:30, and
Wall Street enjoy the proceedings which start at about
Journal and others. 14:00.

needs and want to be certain that we

Free hearing Watton Country embrace every opportunity to get our What’s on at St
message across. Please find us at ‘Watton
checks at Market Country Market’ and give us a ‘like’. Mary’s Church,
And finally, saving the best till last, Den’s
Watton Medical Hard to believe that another busy month has
passed and we are speeding towards
Pickled Onions! Don’t delay in letting us
know if you want to reserve a jar or two for
Christmas! Thursday 1st November 10.00am Thursday Chat a social
Centre We thoroughly enjoyed participating in the
your ‘special occasions’, they are maturing
nicely at the moment and we have a feeling coffee morning at St Mary’s Church, all welcome
Local hearing care specialists are raising September Carnival celebrations. The plans that they won’t be around long so don’t ADventure Sundays 4th, 11th 18th 25th November
awareness about hearing loss by hosting a we put in place for our part in the day miss out. 10.00am-11.30am free for 0-16 years. Breakfast - Crafts -
series of open days across Norfolk, which inspired us to continue with our Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching and continues each
will offer professional help and expert new layout for the Market. What Sunday term time only.
advice on how to treat hearing loss. a difference it has made for us to Mondays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 9.30am Story Bags at St
Award winning audiologists at The Hearing have a better ‘flow’ for our Mary’s Church for parents and preschool children during
Care Centre will be holding a series of open customers, especially those on 4 term time only.
days throughout November, which will take wheels! The wider space we Mondays 4th, 11th 18th, 25th 1st Watton Rainbow
place at their local clinics in Attleborough, have created has made us so Brownies at St Mary’s Church Rooms
Harleston, Hethersett, Hoveton, Norwich much more accessible for those for girls aged 5-7 years. The Rainbows will be meeting
and Watton. During each event they will be each Monday at St Mary’s Church during term time.
travelling in buggies or on
providing free hearing assessments (usually or look on Facebook
mobility scooters/wheelchairs.
£20), along with complimentary Friday 16th 2.15pm, & Saturday 17th October 7.15pm
We are constantly looking at
professional advice about your hearing test Watton Community Cinema at St Mary’s “Walk Like a
ways to improve the market so
results and discussion of possible solutions Panther”. Refreshment Café opens one hour prior to
that could help improve your hearing. All any feedback, good or bad, is
welcomed in the true spirit of screening. Tickets £5, available at the box office on the
services are available by appointment only. day.
Karen Finch, founder of The Hearing Care continuous improvement. Don’t
forget that we also offer free The October Winner of the 100 Club Draw was number
Centre, said “We have recently expanded 32 Valerie Semlyen
our services to open 6 new clinics in local delivery for any of our
goods and are happy to take Sunday 18th November 2.30pm-4pm Café Stop at The
Norfolk, in a year which also has seen us Blenheim Centre, Tedder Close, Watton. Crafts for all the
celebrate our 20th anniversary. We wish for orders if you cannot access the
Market in person, we are trying family, free refreshments.
these open days to be a chance for those
our hardest to make sure Friday 16th 2.15pm, & Saturday 17th October 7.15pm
who live locally to take the first steps
everyone can enjoy what we Watton Community Cinema at St Mary’s
towards better hearing, especially if they
offer. “Walk Like a Panther” Refreshment Café opens one hour
have never had a hearing test before.”
For those that are enjoying our prior to screening. Tickets £5, available at the box office
To book your appointment call The Hearing
on the day.
Care Centre on 0800 096 2637 or visit Facebook presence over the last for more few weeks, we thank you for all Saturday 1st December 9.30-1.00pm “Christmas Starts
information. Appointments are available Here” at St Mary’s Church. visit Father Christmas in his
your comments and help with
from 9am to 5pm at Watton Medical Centre grotto. Christmas hamper raffle, cakes, crafts, books,
sharing our posts. We are trying
on 20th November 2018 Do not call the puzzles, chocolate tombola and much more, seasonal
hard to ensure that the market
Medical Centre but call 0800 096 2637 refreshments throughout the morning.
caters for all our customers’
The Wayland News November 2018 Page 11

Rotary Umbrella Festival

As many of you are aware from previous Treasurer has now gathered all the monies
articles in June to September, Watton & together and announced the total raised was
District Rotary Club held a Rotary Umbrella £971, a hugely pleasing sum.
Festival culminating on the weekend of 15-16 All entrants were invited by the Watton
September. Carnival Committee to parade their umbrellas
On 15 September all entrants were invited to in the Carnival Parade on 16 September, and
bring their decorated umbrellas to Watton we thank Watton Guides for assisting and
Christian Community Centre where the parading some of them for us.
visiting public judged them during the day. In 2 competitors ( Pam Lucas- Carnival Masks
the evening a cheese & wine reception was and Pam Challand - RAF 100 Years ) donated
held and awards made to the winners: their umbrellas to the Rotary Club’s Indonesia
Adult Winner Bunny Baker (pictured right) Tsunami Fund to be auctioned at our October
Runner Up Tori Woolley Jazz Night (see Rotary Roundup).
Junior Winner 2nd Watton RAF Rainbows If any other entrants would like to donate their
Runner Up Parkers Primary School, Saham decorated umbrellas, we will be pleased to
Toney. auction them at a future Rotary Club event.
We thank everyone for participating in this our We thank our sponsors Ivan Chubbock Garage
first event of this type. As previously advised, Services, Shipdham; Watton Town Council;
the profits are to be split 50/50 between and Tesco Watton for their much appreciated
Prostate Cancer UK and Rotary Charities. Our support.

Cora, he is convinced they are caused by moral

Shipdham & panic straying from true belief. The pair who
seemingly agree on nothing soon find
District Book themselves drawn together and torn apart in an
intense relationship that will change both of
Group their lives in unexpected.ways.
The book discussed at the meeting on 19th Whilst this book inspired a very interesting
September was The Essex Serpent by Sarah discussion this could not be said of it as a good
Perry. When Cora Seaborne's domineering read in most cases. One person was definite in
husband dies, she embraces her new life as a her enjoyment whilst most expressed doubts.
widow with as much relief as sadness Comments included: hard work; nothing much
following an unhappy marriage. Married at happened and little was resolved; the
nineteen, this intelligent woman was ill-suited characters lacked substance and it was not a
for the role of Victorian society wife. Seeking book in which one might become immersed.
refuge in fresh air and open space following The basis for a good story was there, that an
the funeral, Cora leaves London for a visit to intelligent Victorian woman aware of new
the coastal marshlands of Essex, accompanied scientific and paleontological revelations
by her inquisitive and obsessive eleven-year might be keen to make her own discoveries
old son, Francis, and the boy's nanny, Martha, despite a lack of background knowledge and
her very protective friend. While admiring the ignoring the fact that the Essex marshes do not
sights, Cora learns of an intriguing rumour that have the sort of rocks in which fossils might be
has arisen further up the estuary, of a fearsome found. Mass hysteria is still easily created by
creature said to roam the marshes claiming superstition and this was probably more so in
human lives. After nearly 300 years, the times when there was less education and little
mythical Essex Serpent is said to have communication, we were reminded of the
returned, supposedly taking the life of a young occasional ‘sightings’ of ‘the Norfolk puma’
man on New Year's Eve. A keen amateur and ‘Beast of Bodmin’ etc into this century.
naturalist with no patience for religion or One member also commented that physical
superstition, Cora is immediately enthralled, symptoms can arise from things which do not
and certain that what the local people think is a really exist, for example, virtual reality
magical sea beast may be a previously headsets giving the impression of riding on a
undiscovered species. Eager to investigate, she roller coaster can actually make you vomit.
is introduced to local vicar William Ransome For October we are reading The Wildflowers
who is also suspicious of the rumours. Unlike by Harriet Evans.

Cambridge. career at the same base.

First arrivals Just further along are Alan and They have been married for 35
Wendy Ralph, who have moved years, have married son and
on Wretham back to the area from
Bournemouth. Wendy was raised
daughter and wanted to come back
to this part of the county, having
development in Thetford while her father was
stationed at RAF Honington.
close friends at Stow Bedon. He
will continue his career as a
With half of ten new build homes Alan also finished his service driving instructor.
sold, the first two families have
moved into Wretham’s largest
single development.
What was Stonebridge Green has
now been renamed Mill Stone
Green, to distinguish it from other
areas close by carrying the
Stonebridge label.
Whatever it is called, the new
residents of the 27 home estate
which virtually doubles the
number of homes in this main part
of the village, are happy to be
They are Matthew Ward and Ellie
Moriarty, both Norfolk born, who
met at the UEA. He has pursued a
career in insurance and she in
publishing. They chose Wretham
because they wanted to return to
the county after working away,
needed to be in a rural area and
because it is equidistant from their
work bases in Norwich and
The Wayland News November 2018 Page 12
Watton Churches Together
NOVEMBER Fountain of Life Church
The Well Christian Centre, Swaffham Road,
St. Mary’s Church, Watton Follow us @StMarysWatton Ashill IP25 7BT Telephone 01760 441 902
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, 4th November 10:00 18:00
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays 11th November Remembrance 10:00 18:00
between 10.30am and 12 noon - Gerry Foster
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion
18th November 10:00 18:00
2nd Wednesday Morning Worship 25th November 10:00 18:00
Thursdays 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers
Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers
5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yr All Saints Church, Threxton
Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching A Service of Remembrance will be held at All Saints
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm Church Threxton on Sunday 11th November at
Tel: 01953 881252 email: 10.30 a.m. with Watton Silver Band.
Sun 4th 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Holy Communion
A warm welcome to all.
3.00pm All Saints Tide Service followed by tea
age 29 on the 5th September 1916 in
Sun 11th 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Informal Holy Communion
Memories of WW1 Mesopotamia. Buried at Diva Copse Flu Vaccination
2.15pm Act of Remembrance at The War Memorial By Beryl Goulding British cemetery Sailly-le-sec. He was
3.00pm Remembrance at Watton Sports Centre 100th Centenary. 1914-1918 11th hour. with the Norfolk Regiment, A Company, Clinic
Sun 18th 8.00am Holy Communion 11th day. 11th month. Lest we forget. 1st Battalion, service No.43107. Watton Patient Participation Group (PPG)
10.00am Holy Communion, I began thinking of my Grandparents and The Imperial Badge shown on his uniform The Watton medical Practice Patient
2.30pm Café Stop at the Blenheim Centre close relatives with this date getting nearer. in the photograph indicates that he had Participation group has organised a Flu
Sun 25th 8.00am Holy Communion I started with information left in my volunteered to serve abroad. These were vaccination clinic for Saturday the 10th of
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 mothers memoirs and so thankful to her discontinued in 1916 when all young men November 2018, between 8am and 12pm at
4.30pm Choral Evensong and myself for keeping these, plus family were expected to serve abroad. Watton medical practice. It is an
photographs black and white in those days. William (Billy) Sydney's brother born in opportunity for members of the public,
Watton Methodist Church 1888 served also but returned safely to
This made me realise more than ever how eligible for NHS Flu vaccination to attend a Scoulton where his parents were living and
the men suffered, their close relatives not Walk-in flu appointment. It will also
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and their father John Thomas was a horseman
knowing if they were alive, suffering, provide an opportunity for residents to meet
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. and working on Abergavenney Farm,
missing presumed dead, or a prisoner of members of the Watton medical practice
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large Scoulton and have as yet not found much
war, but dreading a knock on the door. Patient Participation group chaired by Tom
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. information on him. Brothers Cubitt 1895
My grandfather Walter Robert Baldwin Thurston. Members of the Watton Medical
Sun 4th 10.30am Mrs E Wright Percy 1896 old enough to serve but have
was born in Thompson February 13th 1878 Practice will also be in attendance to
6.30pm Revd B Winner nothing to hand.
and was one of the lucky ones returned discuss any concerns or ideas on how we
Sun 11th 10.30am Mr A Warby Billy, Percy and Jack 1900 lived in
home. He was in the Army Veteran Corp can drive the surgery forward. Tea and
2.15pm Act of Remembrance at The War Memorial Clipbush Lane Scoulton in a cottage I
No. 19866 in France and I am very proud biscuits will also be available, so come
3.00pm Remembrance at Watton Sports Centre remember visiting them with my mother.
to have his Medal. along and share your Watton medical
6.30pm Local Arrangement All bachelors.
He married Emma Eaglen 34 (Walter 36) practice experience with your PPG as well
Sun 18th 10.30am Revd B Winner On Looking back on this large family of
my Grandmother a local girl from Griston as your winter flu vaccination. All members
6.30pm Mrs L Folkes Eaglens born in the 1800's most lived well
on December 5th. 1914 at Griston Church of the public are welcome to meet the PPG
Sun 25th 10.30am Revd A Fielding into their late seventies mid eighties.
presumably knowing he was going to war. members on this date.
6.30pm Revd B Trinder This is about my maternal Grandparents
My mother was born 10th November 1915 Flu Vaccination Eligibility groups
Roman Catholic Community and I recall her saying when he returned family, my grandmother Emma Baldwin  All primary school-aged children in
Each Sat 5.00pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church home "I hid under the table as I didn't just married over a year with a new born former primary school pilot areas
Please note change of time know who this man was". I think he was baby living on her own, her husband  All children aged two to nine (but not ten
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill service till 1920. I must find out more. Walter my grandfather serving in the war years or older) on 31 August 2018
Sun 4th 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday My Grandmother was the daughter of John (probably not met his daughter yet) who  Those aged six months to under 65 years
Sun 11th 9.30am Remembrance Day Service Thomas and Harriet Eaglen she had a did she have for support , I have heard my in clinical risk groups (Long-tern
Sun 18th 9.30am Morning Worship brother Edward and Andrew who died mother say her relationship was not good conditions)
Sun 25th 9.30am Holy Communion & young. Harriet ( who would have been my with her stepmother. At the same time her  Pregnant women
All Saints Remembered two stepbrothers serving in the war too
Great Grandmother passed away) John  Those aged 65 years and over
At this special service, we will be remembering those we have Thomas (60)then married Emma (48) I am sure their were many families in the
 Those in long-stay residential care homes
loved, but are now in God’s care. There will be an opportunity Same name as his daughter . They went on same position, how did they manage? the
concern and worries must have been  Carers
for the names to be collected when you arrive and they will be to have seven more children together and Importance of the flu Vaccination
read out in prayer during the service; a candle will be lit to were living at Griston. Two of their sons horrendous.
We must never forget that others laid there The flu vaccination is important because it
remind us that they rest in the light of Christ. my Grandmothers step brothers served in protects from Flu. Most importantly, in
the war. Sidney Eaglen (Top Left) and life down for us.
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney Lets aim to live peacefully amidst each clinically at risk group, it protects against
Sun 4th 11.00am Lay Led Worship William (Billy) Eaglen (Top Right). the complications of Flu such as Bronchitis
Sidney was born a Brummell in 1887 other from every round corner of this
Sun 11th 11.00am Remembrance Day Service planet especially where our future and Pneumonia which are some of the
Sun 18th 11.00am All Age Worship before his mother married John Thomas conditions that puts pressure on surgeries
Eaglen. generation is concerned. Our grandchildren
Sun 25th 11.00am Holy Communion & and their children. Any relatives of my and the NHS as a whole during the winter
All Saints Remembered He left for service with seven other local seasons.
men from Watton railway station on 19th family I would love to hear from you
At this special service, we will be remembering those we have through the Editor. Reducing these pressures will go a long
loved, but are now in God’s care. There will be an opportunity September 1914. He died from his wounds way to helping free up some time GP
for the names to be collected when you arrive and they will be appointments and support patient in the
read out in prayer during the service; a candle will be lit to community.
remind us that they rest in the light of Christ. Therefore it is important for all patients
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke within the eligible group to contact their
Sun 4th 10.30am Family Holy Communion & GPs for an appointment.
All Saints Remembered
At this special service, we will be remembering those we have
loved, but are now in God’s care. There will be an opportunity
Coffee Morning
for the names to be collected when you arrive and they will be
read out in prayer during the service; a candle will be lit to Success
remind us that they rest in the light of Christ. Once again we held a very successful
Sun 11th 10.30am Remembrance Day Service coffee morning at 95, Nelson Court and
Sun 18th 10.30am Holy Communion despite numbers being down on last year,
Sun 25th 10.30am Lay Led Worship we raised the amazing sum of £500. Thank
you to our helpers - Jill Beech, Sue and
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington Trevor Bunce, Pam and Roy Challand,
Sun 4th 9.30am Holy Communion
Stella Langford, Stella Leonard and Val
Sun 11th 10.30am Remembrance Day Service Semlyen. We couldn’t do it without them
Sun 18th 10.30am All Age Worship & and thanks too, to all who came and
All Saints Remembered
supported us and those who couldn’t come
At this special service, we will be remembering those we have but were so generous with their donations.
loved, but are now in God’s care. There will be an opportunity It all makes such a difference to the many
for the names to be collected when you arrive and they will be affected by cancer.
read out in prayer during the service; a candle will be lit to
Dave and Jenny Simons.
remind us that they rest in the light of Christ.
The Wayland News November 2018 Page 13
our town, and people working within farm building, and we were not Parade Service, a commemoration of Preserves, Home Baking, Crafts,
Thought for the local groups to provide recreation and expecting what we found inside! the fallen and celebration of the Toiletries, something for everyone.
facilities that are in abundance in Walking through the doors of the 100th Anniversary of the end of the But, there is one big problem. That is,
Month Watton. beautiful porch we were greeted by the War and centenary of the RAF. We if you really do want 2 front teeth,
By Revd Gerry Foster Yes, we have a lot of work to do on most spectacular and beautiful purpose have a service to give thanks with the you will have to try another stall!!
November is the month for areas in our town and trust me when I built theatre. With a gold sparkling Choir of Hope and an Ukulele Band See you there?
Remembering with huge gratitude say that I am in meetings all the time stage and perfect theatre seating! Whilst in the Tom Pettitt Bar to follow for a
those who fought and fell for our with various people from George there we managed to speak to the sing song and refreshments. We look
freedom, in so many conflicts. Freeman to our Norfolk county theatre manager Robbie James. Robbie forward to seeing you all there to West Norfolk
Especially this year we commemorate highways man who I hasten to add rolls is a local magician and entertainer who stand together as a community, all
the end of the First World War. We his eyes in despair every time I call works along side director Alex Morley faiths and all Nationalities.
Aviation Society
also remember with thanksgiving, him, such is my passion to get the jobs to run the theatre, Robbie said “we hold Saturday 24th – Mexican Night, Once again Fred Miller stood, nay
those who survived and returned to done. There are many ideas in the many shows here at the AMP and they fancy dress, food, drinks and dancing. sat, in the firing line of an audience
their families, to build the peace and pipeline that we at Town Council are couldn’t be more spectacular, all the Lots of fun including the Sporty Gin at the Mundford Bowls Club where
prosperity we know. trying to investigate and bring to the acts we have on this stage come from Bar! the West Norfolk Aviation Society
November is a time when churches town, alongside the general running of very professional backgrounds and Everybody is welcome, WSA held its Tuesday meeting on 2nd
hold services to remember those who things such as the allotments and work very hard to ensure all audience Members or Non- members, please October. Fred, who is not only a
have died and for whom Funerals cemetery, parks and bus stops. I will members go away smiling and happy! call 01953 881281 to book your relatively new member to the club
have been taken. Names are read out continue to be positive as we are We do sometimes worry that people Events tickets or space on your he has also aspired to the rank of
and candles are lit in their memory looking towards a brighter future for don’t know the theatre is here, or see chosen activity! group technician and has rescued
and also for those who have a special this town. One thing I will say at this shows advertise and presume they are many previous would-be speakers
anniversary at this time. We continue point, there is no point in me pushing just at the farm, and not in our beautiful encountering problems with their
to hold those grieving in our love and for things unless I know what it is that theatre”. Bradenham and own support equipment. On this
prayers. the public want to see. So, two things to Robbie and Alex are very proud of occasion, however, Fred
November is a time when we realise mention here. what the theatre has become, and now
District demonstrated how he had been able
to take his technical ability to a
that Christmas goods have been in
our shops for weeks and the Festive
One is please come along to see me on
my stall every other Wednesday, many
in its third year, they are getting ready
to launch their BIG Christmas
Horticultural limit that few in the audience could
have imaged. Gone are the days of
Market and Advent and Christmas are of you know I do listen, and take notes, Spectacular which opens on 1st Society Airfix and Keil Kraft aeroplane
coming….. and endeavour to do what I can to help, December and plays right through until
November is a time when some of us I also pick up great ideas from you all. 31st Dec! November, and it is time to clear modelling, gone are the days of
may release fireworks, with lights Second point to note, The Alex told the Wayland News “A lot of autumn leaves, plant tulips, late balsawood, balsa cement and tissue
soaring up into the sky. But for all of Neighbourhood Plan, there will be a hard work and dedication has gone into daffodils and hyacinths, prune and paper; here was an insight into the
us, it can be a time to release the questionnaire going out in the coming making this fabulous venue work, divide perennials and all of the other technology surrounding the next
passion that burns in our hearts for months to all households for you all to which I believe can be a real asset to myriad jobs that gardeners moan generation aeroplane modeller; in a
this world and this nation; when we have your say. Without your input the the community. Not many towns of this about and secretly enjoy. At least the nutshell: 3D printing. Fred has been
long for this community of Watton to town will not reflect those that live size have their own theatre, and with us lawns won`t need mowing for a able to construct various aeroplane
be increasingly lit up with wellbeing. within it, so please fill it out. staging shows for all ages, we hope to while… sections using an apparatus with an
We remember that we have learnt the Council can be a strange thing as many see as many people as possible here After the excitement of the extruder nozzle which draws a
Lord’s Prayer that says “May Thy of you who watch the live stream will enjoying this wonderful, and magical September Autumn Show and the molten plastic thread onto a
Kingdom come as it is in Heaven”. see. Councillors do not always agree on venue. I am very proud of what we Judge`s Dinner at the Necton horizontal surface. Further deposits
Uniting our strength, our experience, things proposed, nor do they like have achieved here.“ Windmill, it was time to prepare for are created on a succession of
our best efforts and our prayers, it can sometimes decisions made, but, and it We have to say, we were very the October AGM. We gave thanks planes in the vertical direction. The
happen. is a big but, we do live, thank god, in a impressed with the theatre itself and to Marianne Kilmartin for her tireless continuing process eventually
Let’s look back and remember this democracy and as you know that means can’t wait to get down there and see work as Chairman of the creates a three dimensional body
November; but not just for something that the majority in a group will have one of their shows in full swing. The Horticultural Society. Marianne is which can be solid or hollow.
that lasts for a moment. Let’s the decision in their favour. If it wasn’t AMP theatre is truly a hidden gem right stepping down this year and has Although he is capable of writing a
remember a display of positive like that then we would be a on the doorstep of watton! We truly earned herself a well-deserved rest. It computer programme which
working together that lights up the dictatorship, that would not be a good believe you should get on down there was also a time to think of the sad controls the printer Fred has used
lives of everyone, so we all can thing. and support this fantastic venue and it’s loss of our President, Geoff Twelftree proprietary software to construct his
experience the positive good from I mentioned the cemetery earlier and I brilliant cast and company! who died earlier this year. The new first aeroplane model: an eighth
that hard won peace and prosperity, think some of you may have heard me You can find out more about the theatre committee members were proposed, scale model of a pre-war Boeing
as we go forwards together into the on BBC Norfolk the other morning and keep up with the fabulous shows they seconded and voted in. See next Stearman biplane which
future, with hope. talking about it. There is a statement on are holding by liking the Facebook page month for details of the new incorporates an electric simulation
Continuing in prayer: Revd Gerry the council website explaining the committee and our Christmas plans. of a seven-cylinder air-cooled radial
Foster reasons for removal of adornments. I or by calling the box office on 01953 Future dates (all free to members & engine. Piece parts were on display
also explained that we had to remove 665001 £2.00 to non-members other than All at the meeting.
Mayors Musings some adornments, and it was about 70 Saints): Sometimes one gets the impression
graves out of over 300 that had too Thursday November 15th 7.30pm that a few diehard members of the
With Cllr Tina Kiddell
many on. We had several complaints
What’s on at The Chelsea Flower Show Barbara society prefer to receive talks about
Hello everyone. Its been a bit of a roller the real thing and models are only
coaster ride since I became Mayor of regarding overuse of adornments and
therefore were forced to make a
Watton Sports & Steward
Friday 30th November – Sunday 2nd bodies that move along catwalks.
Watton. A lot of ups and downs. Well, Fred certainly expelled any
I never understood what local council difficult decision. It was a very Heart Social Club in December: Christmas Tree Fair,
such notion with this audience.
did until I joined Watton Town wrenching decision to make for all Shipdham All Saints
Council, I never for one moment councillors. It was certainly not one that November? Friday December 14th Christmas When one considers how much the
I liked at all, but the rules had to be Whether you are a WSA Member or Party with the West End Waiters dice has been loaded against him,
realised they do as much as they do, nor with the mobility problems that
did I realise how much a Mayor of a enforced. It did tie in with impending just use the centre on a pay as you go (members only)
works to the cemetery which I hope basis, we would like to invite you to Look out for our updates on have beset him and a workshop
town does! occupying practically all of his
A typical working day in my world will extend the life of it and make it try out our Coffee Lounge and Bar Facebook at Bradenham Community
much more accessible to all visitors. facility, sit and relax with friends and Hub kitchen/diner area, his achievements
starts with checking and answering are nothing short of a miracle. Well
emails, then a stop to the office to We will be looking at all cemetery rules family and maybe sign up for a new Laurene Henderson Publicity Officer
in due course as we will be looking at fitness class? 01362 821164 / 07942 820590 done, Fred, there was every excuse
check on progress of projects and to for sitting this one out.
help with the plans agreed in council. the whole administration side of We have a NEW timetable delivering
running it. Please try to understand that a wide variety of daytime Classes The meeting ended with a nosh-up,
There may be a meeting with various courtesy of our favourite caterers,
people. Then more emails, then home Watton Town Councillors are trying to
do the very best for this town. We all
including Line Dancing, Fitness
Pilates, Zumba Gold, Active 50s, Fit
Methodist Val and Len. More info at
to change to go to events within
Norfolk, where I network on behalf of work tirelessly without pay to help run 60s, Tai Chi, Table Tennis and Church
Watton. All this is done for no pay. this town. We are doing the very best walking Netball.
Why would you do that I hear you say. we can. Our brand new kitchen will be Christmas Fayre Funds raised for
It’s because I feel passionate about On that note I will continue to move serving Sunday Roast, Weekend "All I want for Christmas is me 2
where I live and as ive said before, I forward positively. Breakfast & Papers together with front teeth" Ok, no one under 40 will the Daisy
really want to help make Watton Tina Kiddell, Mayor of Watton. light lunch and themed Menu know what I am on about (look it up
somewhere where I want to stay as I throughout the week. You may also on YouTube). Programme at
grow older. I choose to live here from AMP Theatre at wish to try one of our freshly made
pizzas, eat in or take away available
So, now I have got your attention, I
Watton Carnival
London, that makes a big difference as want to tell you that the Methodist
I am here by choice not birth. Melsop from 12 noon to 11pm. Church will not be holding its The Wayland Chamber of Commerce
Yes, we have many problems in town Did you know about the fantastically Don’t forget our November Events Christmas Fare in the WCCC this ran a stall at Watton Carnival on 16th
and I have been criticised by being too magical hidden gem, just 5 minutes calendar! year. September 2018 and raised the sum
positive about Watton. I do feel down the road from you? We’ve taken Saturday 3rd November – Not For a change, all WE want for of £9.50 for the Daisy Programme, a
however that there is good reason to be a trip down to Melsop Farm to explore Bonfire Night – to follow the Town Christmas this year is for YOU to local charity that works with men and
positive about our town, there is the wonders of the AMP Theatre which Fireworks, we have Hot food, mulled come to our stall in the High Street on women suffering from Domestic
nowhere like it for community spirit. is located on the site, and here’s what wine, Karaoke and some themed November 25th. We will have for you Abuse.
Nor is there anywhere with as much we found! cocktails, with sparklers! a wide selection of Gifts and Cards, a The Chamber has donated funds to
enthusiasm from volunteers to tidy up The theatre is situated in an old barn Sunday 11th – A Remembrance Chocolate Box, a Bran Tub, bring the donation up to £50.
The Wayland News November 2018 Page 14

Wretham harvest Watton U3A

We were visited by Georgette Vale in the
celebrations person of Lucilla Reeve in costume and
Around 50 villagers and visitors enjoyed the annual Harvest she proceeded to tell us some of her
Supper in the Village Hall, organised by the church at history in relation to the evacuation of the
Wretham but aimed at anyone wanting a bargain night’s villages in the battle area and the events in
food and fun. her life leading up to this event. She was
It included five hot dishes, with accompaniments, followed born in 1889 out of wedlock and lived in
by a choice of sweets and hot drinks. the village of Tottington. Lucilla informed
Thanks came from the Rev Tony Heywood at the end of an us that she had the ability to see ghosts and
evening where a non profit making fiver a head function still the power to find water by water divining.
turned a profit for church funds of over £250 – largely due to At the age of 12 she went to live in
chefs seeking no recompense for their work! London with her mother and there paid her
Abrey Farms had provided baking potatoes for the night and own way through college becoming a
also boxes of vegetables to boost the decoration in St shorthand typist. After the First World
Ethelbert for the following morning’s Harvest Thanksgiving War she returned to Tottington and
service led by the Rev Nigel Ransom in a building filled became the first woman to have the job as
with flowers by Sara Banham. The congregation paid into land agent, working for the Merton estate.
church funds to take away vegetables, with the remainder She had lots of land to oversee over which
being delivered to an appreciative John Room House in she travelled first on horseback, later on a
Thetford after the weekend. motorbike eventually in a red sports car.
Pictured Some of the ladies who cooked and served at As part of her job she helped farmers by
Wretham Harvest Supper: From left: Christine Withers, making sure they had the appropriate
Eileen Kitson, Joy Gibson and Sharon Ford. quota of sheep and with filling in forms.
She organised shoots. She stood for
There were some amazing wooden parliament for Swaffham but failed to win
Glorious Day at sculptures on show outside, not to the seat. In 1938 Lucilla took over
mention ideas in the Hall for those Bagmore Farm as well as still being land
Saham Toney already planning ahead to Christmas and agent for Merton estate. She was an
presents. A stall displaying eight inveterate writer writing books and
Village Hall varieties of apples grown in local articles, even talking on the radio about
The weather for the last Saturday in gardens offered tastings of some unusual farming. In May 1940 her house was
September was perfect for the Harvest varieties. One huge cheery apple, surrounded by military troops rounding up
Fun Day at Saham Village Hall, and Howgate Wonder, proved to be the most members of the Nationalist Party, of which
stalls and games were set up outside as popular eater. After an unusual she was a member. She was eventually
well as in the Hall. Tractors from years growing season there were only three released probably due to intervention by
ago were on show, and Wycomb entries for the End of Season Produce the then Lord Walsingham. Friday 13
Pastures Mobile Petting Farm (pictured), Box Competition, and Mrs. Terry June 1941 the battleground training area
who have recently moved into this area, Bowman was judged to have the best was created and she had to carry on
brought all sorts of small animals that display. farming with tanks in close proximity. In
children could handle or make friends It has already been decided to repeat this June 1942 the villages and over 30 farms
with. If anyone is old enough to event next year and we can only hope were given a week’s notice to vacate the
remember Harvey, well I that the weather is equally kind. properties, eventually the notice was
tell you, his grandson was extended to one month. She still had to
definitely there – just about stay around as land agent and lived in old
the biggest rabbit I have duck huts next to the back gate of the
ever seen! battle area. By 1948 they were told that
The old Welly Wanging they were never going home and in 1950
Competition was revived, told the compensation would be at 1938
and Stuart McConnel was prices. She was admitted to hospital in
declared our first Welly 1950 and after being sent home in
Throwing Champion with a September she took her own life in
throw of 64ft. The October. She was buried in Tottington but
Challenge is thrown down outside the churchyard. When the church
for 2019, so start practising! was rebuilt the churchyard perimeter was
All types of craft were on increased and her grave is now inside the
show both in and outside. churchyard.
The speaker in November will be John
Our Garden in Church walk has thanks Rushmore with his guide dog to tell us
Wayland Mens to some members taken a giant leap about Guide dogs for the Blind.
forward and is looking better by the day, The No 1 pub lunch group will be going to
Shed Social a Big thanks to “Jewsons Builders the Windmill at Necton on Thursday 8
Merchants” for their supply of materials, November.
Group gratefully received. The No2 pub lunch group will also be
going to the Windmill at Necton on
Our membership steadily increases and
I have to admit I have somewhat now is close to 60 in total with Mondays Tuesday 27 November.
neglected my duties of late and having usually being our most attended day and On September 29 U3A members travelled to
missed the last edition of Wayland Wednesday a close second, as always Paignton for a short holiday where we stayed
News due to a holiday break and a Friday and Saturday, our official at the Redcliffe Hotel. During the three days
replacement Knee operation so I was computer workshop open days are well of our holiday we visited Teignemouth,
going to make sure I did not miss this attended, with Jeff and his group Torquay and Powderham Castle and also
edition. Repairing and fettleing. visited the House of Marbles and Buckfest
Firstly a big thank you to our committee Thanks to hard work by several Abbey. We went on a steam train and ferry
members for holding the fort in my members the outside of our hall in to Dartmouth. A thoroughly enjoyable
absence, I understand everyone is Church Walk has been spruced up and is holiday in a very comfortable hotel in a
enjoying the peace and quiet, what ever looking much more presentable. Up and beautiful part of the country. Thanks to Ed,
that means! coming events: our coach driver with Avanti Coaches, who
Our coach outing to “Bletchley Park” on 24th October A Talk By Malcolm looked after us with great care.
the 18th September was a great success Trayhorn, Retired Police Officer (our A group of 21 U3A members visited RAF
and the day was enjoyed by all. “Quiz Hall in Church Walk) Marham on Wednesday 3 October where
& Chips Evening” on the 28th 11th November, Remembrance Day at we given a tour of the airfield and a visit to
September was another full house of Watton Memorial the Heritage Centre on the base charting
members wives-partners and friends and 9th December, Coach trip to West Tofts 100 years of RAF Marham. A very
another evening is planed for the near Church for early Xmas Service. interesting afternoon.
future. 18th December, Our Mens Shed Xmas On 30 November we will be having a
The 28th September was also the Dinner At Broom Hall. Christmas lunch at Richmond Park Golf
official opening day for the Sensory Well that’s all for now, visitors always Club so please make sure your name is on
Gardens at Wayland House, we were welcome, pop in when we are open, the list to attend this meal.
pleased to have been able to assist at the give us a call 01953 881004 or e mail: Please contact our Membership Secretary,
Garden making some “Raised Flower Jacqui Cummings 01953 881716, if you
Bed Frames” for disabled visitors, Cheers, Richard Adams, Chairman would like to become a member of the
several of our members attended. Wayland Mens Shed. Watton U3A, or would like further details.
The Wayland News November 2018 Page 15
Thompson with sandwiches, scones with London she decided to return to her old
Wayland Women in cream & strawberry jam, and a tasty Watton Inner club in Yarmouth.
She reflected on the current state of
selection of cakes and savouries freshly
Business – 2018 made by our hostess, Katharine Wheel In Inner Wheel which has, over the last
This has been another busy year for Wolstenholme. A very successful few years, seen a steady decline in
Wayland Women in Business. Wayland
Women in Business is a networking group
As the leaves began to fall, on a beautiful
October numbers, with our District now down
to fourteen.
for ladies from all walks of life, whether Autumn day we returned to Broom Hall We were very pleased to welcome our But, not all is doom and gloom, many
running their own businesses, employed, Country Hotel for lunch, when we District Chairman, Linda Fellas to our clubs like our ours are happy and
seeking to find employment or retired. welcome Candi Robertson along as our club meeting this month at the home of successful and playing an important
Our aim is to promote the importance of guest speaker. Candi is the face and member Margaret. She expressed part in their communities with their
networking and making contacts in a passion behind Candi’s chutneys, a delight at our welcome and at our commitments to fun and friendship
friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There is business she started 7 years ago having enthusiasm for all the club does. among members and their fundraising
no membership fee. We hold quarterly been a professional chef for over 20 years Linda's husband joined the Great activities for good causes.
meetings usually with a guest speaker and Candi started making chutney for Yarmouth Rotary Club in 1987 as the Our President Val presented Linda
a hot lunch and it has become a great Christmas gifts for friends and relatives, only Greek Cypriot to be a member at (right) with an orchid at the end of her
social event. who then wanted to buy more. With this the time and Linda joined the Inner talk and thanked her for her interest
For our Spring lunch at Broom Hall we in mind, Candi made a large batch which Wheel club and quickly became and kind words about the club The rest
welcomed one of our own ladies along as soon sold out at a local Farmers’ Market. involved in the friendship and fund of our meeting was taken up with all
guest speaker, Katharine Wolstenholme After many years of preparing food for raising for the next five years. the detailed plans for our next two
from College Farm in Thompson which others, Candi could see the pleasure the Unfortunately George died in 1992 and events. The first “Bloomimg
was started in the 1970’s by Katharine’s Linda decided to do something very Marvellous” A Flower demonstration also beginning to be put in shape for
products brought to people as they ate.
parents, William & Lavender Garnier. different and enrolled as a mature and tea in the Queens Hall on Friday, our participation in the Town's
The Farmers’ Markets and Food Festivals
When William retired from the army they student at UEA in Norwich to study October 26th at2.30p.m. The second Christmas Market and rehearsals will
became a main outlet for Candi and now
returned to Norfolk and settled in Sociology. She subsequently achieved our Concert to Celebrate the Armistice soon start as the ladies prepare for
involves all the family as it has
Thompson, the village next to Merton her Degree and then gained a Masters with the Military Wives Choir from our popular Christmas Concert on
successfully grown.
where Lavender’s family has lived since in Social Work and went on to work as Marham and our own West End December 12th.
We all had a treat for the taste buds, from
1300, and close to Tottington, in the Battle a social work manager for Norfolk Waiters on Sunday, November 4th at Inner Wheel is always on the go!!!
which it is clear to see why Candi has won
Area, where Lavender grew up and where County Council. 2.30p.m. Tickets for both are Anyone wishing for any information
16 awards, including the most wished for
William spent most of his childhood. Retirement came along .With both her available from Mullengers in Watton about Inner Wheel or considering
award last year – Pride of Norfolk Food
Katharine ran Telford Park B&B in south daughters and grandchildren living, High Street or by ringing me, becoming a member, please ring me
and Drink.
London for over 20 years. After one in America and the other in Brenda, on 01953 881792. Plans are on 01953 881792.
Exhibiting at the lunch was Carol Cooke
Lavender's death in 2010 Katharine and with Cookie’s Creative Cakes. Again, our
her family moved to Thompson and now taste buds were treated with delicious cake Committee had already pledged to thwarted by politics in central
run College Farm Bed & Breakfast.
Katharine has returned to her roots, living
and our eyes took in the wonderful array
of celebration cakes for all occasions.
Watton buy 2 of them (now priced at £599
each) before the disaster. A request
Africa and they had to make a
considerable diversion by ship (the
in a house that was originally built by her
ancestors in 1349.
For more details, see
Rotary to the Tesco manager allowed us to
collect at the store for 2 days whilst
car) and air (themselves) to the
Gulf where their problems started or to hear about more of our events, please
In May we welcomed Sophie Jewry along
to our lunch. Sophie is also known as the
drop us an email at I Roundup the plight of those affected was still
fresh news. The generosity of
again. Despite having visas, they
were caught up in a bit more The success our first Umbrella Tesco’s shoppers raised a further political tit-for-tat when the
Queen of Brand and the Princess of Our next lunch will have a festive theme Festival, which came to a £640 and that sum is being boosted Iranians decided to not allow Brits
Planners, due to her passion for businesses and is at Broom Hall on Thursday 29 conclusion at the town’s annual by donations through our Virgin to drive in Iran. The upside of was
creating their own sense of identity. We November, when we welcome Norwich carnival in September, is reported Giving ShelterBox webpage on- that the car was put on a transporter
were reminded that creating strong a complimentary therapist Kathy Webb upon elsewhere in this Wayland line. to the Turkish border and they were
strong business identity is so important, (pictured), who has created her own range
with our customers then wanting to be a News. Some of the decorated The advantage of donating on-line escorted and sent by various modes
of natural beauty products which are being brollies are still making their is that taxpaying donors are eligible of transport similarly - all paid for
part of it and subsequently share their sold at Jarrold beauty hall alongside big- presence felt; for instance, at our for GiftAid - worth 25p for every by the Iranian government!
experiences with others. Sophie also name international brands. Tickets are recent jazz evening; 2 of them were pound donated. Our Giving page The 2nd speaker was retired
started her own planner business, to help priced at £17.50, on a first come first auctioned to raise funds for can be found at Detective Chief Inspector Christine
us organise our daily lives. served basis, and can be purchased at ShelterBoxes urgently needed to ydc37egq and it will remain open Walker-Lowe, lately of the Norfolk
During our lives, we all have different accommodate the 10s of 1,000s for the foreseeable future. Our aim Constabulary but originally from
stages we go through, but
made homeless by the Indonesian now is to remit the moneys for 4 of the Greater Manchester Force via
thanks to Sophie’s kind
earthquake and tsunami. Realising these boxes. More information the Met. On the theme ‘It is seldom
words we all came away
a remarkable £21 & £25, the sums about them can be found at what it seems’ she gave a
feeling empowered and
were added to the evening’s fascinating, anecdotal and often
reminded of what
income of raffle receipts, further Our first 2 meetings of October amusing insight into the workings
wonderful women we all
cash donations, and a small profit featured excellent but very of the police and the changing
on ticket sales, to produce a total of different speakers. The first was attitudes and philosophies she
£428 for our charities Trust Fund. Julian Riley, the son of our longest experienced during her years of
Traditional Afternoon
ShelterBoxes are designed to serving member Rod, who had service.
accommodate up to 10 persons for shipped an old Riley car to We are planning to have a Rotary
In July we took the
6 months; they include a large tent Capetown just to drive it back to Stall on the Christmas Festive
chance to relax and catch
and a remarkable range of tools and Norwich! He was accompanied by Market on 25th November; do
up in the beautiful
equipment to assist survival for at local solicitor, Robert Chalmers. come and visit us!
gardens for Afternoon
least 6 months. Our Club Their plans were somewhat Martin Anscombe
Tea at College Farm,
The Wayland News November 2018 Page 16
forces, so may not even have completed Guides Jayne Eastwood and branch
Royal British basic training. chairman John Daly led each group in the
Lots of courses have been undertaken to affiliation ceremony. There were readings
Legion allow our members to carry out their by our branch President Ron Wheeler and
Watton and District Branch duties more easily. Things such as our Guide Commissioner Jayne Eastwood.
This last month has been very busy for treasurer going on an update course, our The standards of TRBL and The Guides
us. Courses, meetings and seminars seem chairman on a course on how to carry out were paraded to start and end the
to be the order of the month. We had a his county duties and courses on how a ceremony under the direction of the
good turnout at the County Information branch should be run, with this type of branch parade marshal “KC” Jones
day that was held in Dereham. Like all course open to all our members. Our (W.O.1. Retd). There was a good
seminars it had some boring aspects as branch encourages all new members to attendance of Legion members, Guides
well as some really interesting ones. The get involved and hopefully they will take and parents, even one of the Legion
one of special interest to our branch was part in any course offered in the future. members had her mum present! To end
a talk on his job given by The Royal Our standard bearers have done sterling the proceedings St. Mary’s church
British Legion (TRBL) handy van service duty this last month attending services, provided refreshments for all.
technician. This is a service that is bereavements and ceremonies here and If you think you would like to help the
offered to help beneficiaries with small around the county. Just a reminder that service community, make friends and
maintenance jobs. Things like, replace or the standard has been selected to be generally feel like you belong, why not
fitting smoke alarms, hanging curtain paraded at the 100th Festival of join us. We particularly would like to see
rails, changing light bulbs, fitting hand remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, so some young faces in our membership and
rails, installing personal alarms. A will not be on parade in Watton on the if you are between 12 and 18 it’s
multitude of small jobs are carried out 11th of November. However, one service completely free to become a member. For
free of charge. We are lucky, as we in it has attended was the affiliation of the more information see our website
Norfolk have one of only 22 in the 1st Watton Girl Guides to the Watton or contact the
country, but he manages to get around branch of The Royal British Legion. The secretary Helen Daly on 01953 885124.
everyone who requires it within 3 weeks service was held in St Mary’s Church Picture: Back row L to r Becky Yeoman,
or so. This was of particular interest to us under the auspices of the Rev’d Gerry Steve Bibby, John Daly, Jayne Eastwood,
as a lady in the town found out that due Foster, who conducted an inspiring Ron Wheeler and front row right Tina
to her husband’s national service she was service. The District Commissioner of Long with members of the Guides.
eligible to apply for a personal alarm.
When the person came to install it he also
checked her smoke alarm, carbon
monoxide detector and gave her house a
quick health check to make sure it was
safe for her. As a result he carried out a
few changes replacing batteries and
detectors and organised for a few
improvements such as a hand rail to be
installed. All of this free of charge. If you
think you, or any other beneficiary, who
might need this type of help and are
eligible for assistance from TRBL, get in
contact with Veterans Gateway on 0808
802 1212 or e-mail In fact if you
need help of any kind (and are eligible)
then call Veterans Gateway. To be
eligible for assistance from TRBL, you or
your spouse, one of you have to have
received 7 days’ pay from the armed

The money raised will be split between two the Diss Guitar Ensemble and will consist
Charity Race Night charities, The Big C and Watton Thursday of a concert of solo, duo and ensemble
A charity race night is being held on Club. music for guitars. During the interval and
Saturday 8th December 2018 at Thompson Tickets are available from Adcock & Sons after the concert, tea time refreshments
Community Hall in memory of Stewart @ £12.50 each to include food. We hope to will be available. There is no fixed
Dickson. see you there. charge but donations will be gratefully
After a long battle with cancer Stewart received.
sadly passed away in July. Stewart would What more pleasant way could there be
have been celebrating his 59th birthday on Guitar Concert to spend a late autumn Sunday afternoon
December 6th. He was passionate about than listening to music and sharing tea
horse racing, was a regular in Corals of And Afternoon Tea with friends and family while
Watton and was a member at Fakenham Thompson Community Hall overlooking our Millennium Green?
Race Course, he also attended meetings As part of the wide variety of events we Do come along and join us in this lovely
around the county with his wife Alison. are planning to hold in our new setting. Contact 01953 483741 for more
Therefore we thought it would be a fitting Community Hall, we have a musical details or email
tribute to organise such an event and afternoon with tea on November 4th at
something he would have loved himself. 2.30pm. The music will be provided by
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