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Let It Jazz!
The Mid Norfolk Singers will be performing their Christmas concert at
7.30pm on 8th December at St Mary’s Church, Watton. This year we
have a jazz theme and we will be accompanied by a jazz trio. There is
also an opportunity for the audience to join in some traditional carols.
Tickets are available from Mullenger’s in the High Street (£10 or U18
£5). MNS have approximately 80 members and rehearse in Dereham on
Thursday evenings and perform a wide range of music - recently
including Bach B Minor Mass in Norwich Cathedral. New members are
always welcome (especially tenors!!) and more information can be
found at or from Sue Baldwin 01953 881372

Children at Westfield Infant and Nursery School have been learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali and joined in with a
Bollywood dance workshop during November - more news from Westfield is on page 3.

to serve the Watton community with this an excellent customer service and go the
Our new Post added service in the town. extra mile for our customers.
Getting the post office in the town is a My wife, Chandni, has been appointed as
Office is to be at big relief to the people of Watton the the Postmistress and we both look
surrounding villages. As a shopkeeper forward to the opening early in the New
Watton Edwards having no post office since end of May Year.
has left a big gap in the High Street. We look forward to seeing all old and
News Bringing the post office back onto the new customers in the shop to use the post
By Deven Changela High Street will hopefully bring more office.
people back into Watton to use the local On behalf of all staff and management
It is with great pride and pleasure that we services which the high street has to from Watton Edwards News, we would
are able to announce the Re-opening of offer. Such services like the post office like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas
the Post Office within Watton Edwards are very crucial for the town especially and prosperous New Year.
News at 50 High Street. for the elderly customers who are unable
The opening hours of the post office will to travel further afield.
be Mon-Sat 6am - 5.30pm and Sun Having always been a community Charity Race
6.30am - 1pm. person, my family and I feel the
Having moved from London to Watton 3 reopening of the post office is in the right Night
years ago and taken over Edwards place, on the High Street where it A charity Race Night is being held on
Newsagents, we feel immensely proud belongs, and we shall continue to provide Saturday 8th December 2018 at
Thompson Community Hall in
memory of Stewart Dickson.
After a long battle with cancer
Stewart sadly passed away in
July. Stewart would have been
celebrating his 59th birthday on
December 6th. He was passionate
about horse racing, was a regular
in Corals of Watton and was a
member at Fakenham Race
Course, he also attended meetings
around the county with his wife
Therefore we thought it would be
a fitting tribute to organise such
an event and something he would
have loved himself. The money
raised will be split between two
charities, The Big C and Watton
Thursday Club.
Tickets are available from
Adcock & Sons @ £12.50 each to
include food.
We hope to see you there.
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Watton Westfield
Infant and
Nursery School
What an amazing autumn term we are
enjoying at Watton Westfield Infant and
Nursery School! All the new children
are settling in beautifully and lots of
busy learning is going on all around the
We are proud to have achieved the
Primary Science Quality Mark in
October. We must acknowledge the
hard work of Miss Thomas who
developed the science portfolio last year
and who has handed the baton over to
Miss Payne to continue. The award was
earned by developing the science
curriculum with high quality teaching
and encouraging the children’s growth with a wonderful whole school Polar faith and trust in us and to be confident
mind set. Express themed day and every class is in the decisions that the committee
During November we have learnt about preparing for a Nativity or Christmas make. A lot of things were discussed at
the Hindu festival of Diwali. Every play. Our PTA are arranging a the end of the meeting including plans
class joined in with a Bollywood dance Christmas Fayre and a special visit for our Christmas party and speakers for
workshop and our Reception classes from Santa Claus! next year. The meeting concluded with
created some wonderful Rangoli We are proud to be part of the Watton a quiz and a fish & chip lunch - yes, you
patterns from coloured sand. community and hope to send a regular can have fish & chips if you have
Very importantly, we have also piece to the newspaper to help keep you diabetes, just not every day!
commemorated the centenary of the all up to date with our news. Thank you As previously mentioned, our Christmas
Armistice of WW1. We have thought for reading! party is our next meeting. This will be
about Remembrance and what poppies held on Monday 10th December, from
mean to us before coming together for a 10.30am, at the Pentecostal Church
whole school assembly. Every child Diabetes UK Watton (who we thank for the generous
contributed to class artwork to mark the The November meeting was our AGM. use of their facilities). For details of our
occasion. The Chair and the committee resigned meetings next year, please phone 01953
Very soon it will be Christmas. This is and were voted in again "en masse". 884713, or email
the most magical time of the year in our We are extremely grateful to all the
school! We have started our festivities members of the group who have the

pressure. Even M & S is considering store

A Last Look closures, and this worry is universally shared
- even the world famous U.S giant Sears has

Round announced similar worries.

As we all know, it is OUR fault, because we
By Orbiter have shifted our allegiance to on-line
Here we are on the last lap to the New Year, shopping, which allows us to buy from the
but the Autumn has still only just comfort of our armchairs, often at reduced
surrendered, with the colours that we usually prices and with next day delivery. This
associate with September still arriving, and means an end to searching for parking spaces,
shrubs that shouldn’t be budding until as well as carrying heavy purchases around.
February already springing to life. This ‘lazy’ method of shopping has led to
But however the seasons don’t seem to sort many reports of the demise of our shopping
themselves out, for most of us it’s business as centres, but luckily there are still a great
usual, and the annual presentation of the many of us who still like to patronise our
Budget had the usual effect of pleasing some smaller traders, so that Watton High Street,
while disappoint-ing others. The trouble is for instance, is still a vibrant entity, though
that there are too many causes that are really like other local towns, we still rely on the
deserving and the Chancellor can only satisfy district councils not to succumb to the
a few at any moment. Obviously he could temptation of ending the availability of free
satisfy every deserving faction by raising our parking. On that subject I am reminded of a
taxes sufficiently, but that would trigger an recent occasion in Swaffham when I was
election and we would be back to square one, approached by a worried lady who had failed
as the saying goes. (Incidently where did that to find where to pay her parking fee. She was
saying come from ?) dumb-founded when I explained that parking
Was it from the early days of radio football was, in fact, free. Obviously she was a
commentaries, when such broadcasts were stranger to these parts !
supported by a diagram in the Radio Times And good news at last for Watton folks with
showing a representation of the pitch, divided the imminent opening of a new Post Office,
into eight numbered squares, ? From time to though the actual date is uncertain at the time
time during the commentary an extra voice of writing.
would be heard giving the number of a square Now they say that all good things eventually
to indicate the whereabouts of the ball. come to an end, and writing in this paper has
Of course the outstanding moments of certainly given me great pleasure over the last
November concerned the marking of the eighteen years, but circumstances compel
centenary of the Armistice at the end of the changes, and the perceptive reader will have
Great War, and we all observed the custom of noticed a different word in the title at the
remembering the fallen with a period of silence. head of this column.
But a new way of honouring the deceased has So it is with great regret that I have to say, not
taken place over the last two or three years, in just the usual Good afternoon, but Goodbye . . .
which people pay their respects, not in Ed: I would like to pay tribute to Orbiter for
silence, but with a period of applause. his many, many contributions to The Wayland
To traditionalists this may seem strange, but a News over the years. When Orbiter first told
football crowd, for instance, applauding in me the sad news of his retirement, we looked
honour of an old favourite does seem to be a back and realised that he had been writing
more sincere and personal tribute than mere for The Wayland News for over 18 years,
silence, though this, of course, is a matter of providing an insightful commentary on all
opinion. things, in and around our area.
On a completely different level of mourning, As Orbiter said, “. . . all good things
the gradual demise of the big High Street eventually come to an end.” Well, this is one
stores continues, with well-known names of ending I regret more than I can say.
such as Debenhams and John Lewis among Thank you Orbiter, It has been a pleasure
those that seem to be under mounting and a privilege to work with you. Julian
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rest and the soil will be much improved for along with the repercussions that are felt
Church Organist Vacancy In your garden next season. throughout the years.
With Lotta Potts Then there’s the really miserable housework This long, complex novel, with all the
A Church Organist is required at St George’s, Church Saham So here we are at the end of the year. Well, outside. Clean up any slippery paths. Wash outward appearance of ChickLit, proved a
Toney for Sunday Services, weddings, funerals and very not quite yet but it’s an arresting sentence so and sort pots and trays so they can be stored popular choice, full of surprises. One or
occasional special services. Travelling expenses paid on now I have your attention let’s proceed. In for next year’s sowing. Tidy and clean the two members found the movement back
Sundays, fees paid for weddings and funerals. Good mixture real time I am writing in the middle of tools and either put them back into the store and forth in time and place confusing but
November and we have just had a shock as you already have or put some racks or hooks then agreed these factors were its strength.
of traditional and modern hymns.
the weather that has been so mild, almost on the shed walls. Clean up the shed and It was long enough to have mystery in the
Please contact Revd Jane Atkins on 01760 441191. balmy, until the end of the third week when find all those small tools you replaced in the background even though we were not
things turned to where they should be; so we summer. Come on we’ve all done it! Get always aware of its existence until the end.
feel freezing cold. We are told to get used to the shears and secateurs sharpened and you’ll The central character, famous actor
it as winter is approaching from the east and be ready to go. All this used to be an excuse Anthony, Tony, Ant Wilde with variations
we know what that means. The pundits who for the men in the house to disappear when on his name helping to portray his age at
claim to have a long-distance forecast say we washing up was ready to be done but now various times moves from helpless child,
are going to have snow, lots of it, for weeks we have equality maybe the women could orphaned by WWII, to famous actor then
on end but are a bit vague as to when. They decide to sow the onion seeds on Boxing rather sad older man via being a fun loving
may well be right as we can all remember the Day. What do you think? good father and frequent lecher which we
‘beast from the east’ last winter. I guess I am The nicest part of December is the shopping. all suspected were determined by his
trying to convince myself that bad weather Whether you circle town carparks for hours earlier life. One member defined him as ‘a
occurs and some people actually enjoy it. to get to the high street (which we are modern Peter Pan’ always wanting his
From a gardening point of view it means less encouraged to do) or cave in and do it all on youth and constantly looking for his
to do and a few decent, hard frosts will kill line there are nice things to be had to give to mother. It was agreed that the characters
off a lot of pests. our nearest and dearest. Better yet go to the were very well drawn as were the
I just looked at December 2015 notes and sheds and garden centres where there is situations and backgrounds. The author
this was very similar in weather to what we usually space to park and get the tree and gave an excellent description of the
have experienced this year. Lots of flowers plants for indoors. Then spot the ideal plants atmosphere and terror of the Blitz although
were in bloom – fuchsias, delphiniums, for winter baskets and containers. Then get not born until 1974 thus the book was well
marigolds and primroses. No primroses this it all in the car and there you have the perfect researched. It led to a discussion on how
November but the others, not forgetting excuse for disappearing to plant up. The much we are influenced by our genes,
roses, are all still hanging on. I am also downside of winter container gardening is upbringing and experiences, in other words
looking forward to the Winter Beauty that they still need dead-heading. If you are the question of nature or nurture remains
clematis flowering soon as it’s already in buying plants for indoors, Poinsettia being unsolved for this group, if not researchers
bud. You have to look for them amongst the the traditional one, don’t buy one that has and experts. It was agreed that we found the
foliage as this variety produces larger leaves been sitting outside in a cold wind. They ending very satisfactory, with clever drawing
than the usual clematis ones. The buds will not do very well once they are put in a together of most of tha loose ends and the
resemble mini snowdrops. The sarcocca is warm environment at home and were suggestion of some sort of tranquility for
beginning to flower as well and we should probably set out straight from a sheltered those remaining.
get some scent soon. These are just two of existence in a greenhouse. The book discussed on 21st November was
the flowers that will help any bees that find So the shed is tidy, the planting done, the Dark Fire by CJSansom.It is 1540, and
themselves out and about when they leaves cleared from the lawn and border Matthew Shardlake, the lawyer renowned as
shouldn’t be and bring some lightness to plants for leafmould now what? If the “the sharpest hunchback in the courts of
what is essential a dull part of the year. weather is dire get a nice glass of something England,” is pressed to help a friend’s young
Others to think about to bring a little cheer and a pile of catalogues. We have probably niece who is charged with murder. Despite
would include good old viburnum all got lots of them whether we asked or not threats of torture and death by the rack, the
bodnantense with its pink flowers and and next season’s veg and flowers can be girl is inexplicably silent. Shardlake is about
delightful scent (this is subjective as I love planted. A good idea is to keep a list handy to lose her case when he is suddenly granted
the scent but am sure others don’t). This is of what you want and the supplier. It can be a reprieve,one that will ensnare him in the
deciduous but in mild winters may well hang quite surprising what differences there are dangerous schemes of Thomas Cromwell,
on to its dark green leaves tinted with pink or between the seedsmen on price and size of Henry VIII’s feared vicar-general. In
red. It also seems to thrive in all sorts of pack. As most of them have the same exchange for two more weeks to investigate
conditions. Helleborus niger, the Christmas products try and get them all together in one. the murder, Shardlake accepts Cromwell’s
rose is lovely in white. Don’t rely on ones This might seem blindingly obvious but by dangerous assignment to find a lost cache of
you already have as they may flower earlier the third glass of something nice it can get “dark fire,” a legendary weapon of mass
or later. Go to the nursery or garden centre a confusing. If the weather is kind take the destruction. Cromwell, out of favour since
week or two before Christmas and buy one glass outside and have a good look round at Henry’s disastrous marriage to Anne of
with lots of tight buds. That should do the what there is and make a plan to have Cleves, is relying on Shardlake to save his
trick. Hollies are good value although unless something growing this time next year. position at court, which is rife with
self-fertile you need two to berry. Irritatingly So there you have it. Not much to do, not treasonous conspiracies.
I have three in my garden, two plain dark much of that very exciting but look forward This was a very popular choice and enjoyed
green ones which came as presents from to a well-earned rest by the fire and a good by everybody. The appreciation was
birds and a variegated one I bought. So far read. Have a very Happy Christmas. increased by some of the group going to a
no good as they haven’t produced a berry Oops nearly forgot – keep weeding presentation by CJ Sansom in Norwich when
between them. I would have to buy two he launched the latest in the series Tombland
more to ensure berries another year as I have set in the City. Comments about Dark Fire
no idea if mine are male or female. Maybe I Shipdham & included: excellent description of people and
should settle for one I have pictured in my places; the incredible depiction of the scent
favourite book: JC van Tol which has the District Book Group and atmosphere of Medieval London;
added attraction of smooth leaves. Some The book discussed on 17th October was fascinating unusual aspects such as
bulbs such as crocus laevigatus (no idea as I The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans.The Shardlake’s short journeys on his horse
have never seen one in a catalogue) and Wildflowers tells the story of the Wilde which raised the question of stabling in
Sternbergia lutea which resembles a dainty family, famous golden acting couple Tony London in the 16th C; the use of the river for
daffodil in glorious yellow (lutea gives the and Althea and their children Ben and Cord. travel and communicatiom; the dreadful
game away). From the outside the family appears to have treatment of Elizabeth the young girl
As far as the practical things are concerned everything, glamour, fame and the perfect Shardflake is defending; the horror of the
this month is governed by the weather and family life especially to Madeleine whose well investigated and the precarious situation
conditions underfoot perhaps more than upbringing couldn’t be more different. Every Thomas Cromwell is obviously in, like so
any other. As far as the lawn is concerned, year the family spends the summer at the many politicians concerned for his own
if it is dry and mild it will carry on Bosky, their holiday home and that’s where survival,The concensus was that in addition
growing and it will need mowing. It will they meet Mads. Secretly she keeps a diary to the case which Shardlake has to resolve
also be possible to get on it to tidy the beds detailing information about the Wilde family this is an excellent, well researched source of
around it and remove the (hopefully) last as she observes them from afar until she information on Tudor London post Monastic
of the leaves from plants and the grass. On finds herself taken into the fold, becoming Dissolution.
the other hand if it is frosted or soggy keep part of the family. It is this diary that is the Our meeting on 19th December will take
off. If the borders are accessible from catalyst for the story that enfolds, seeing the place at Kings Café where we will partake of
paths carry on with the winter digging if reader taken on a journey across the decades. afternoon tea whilst sharing some favourite
you started early, or save it for after Originally told from Cord’s perspective the extracts of poetry and prose, some seasonal,
Christmas exercise. If you don’t dig then story flits between the past and present others not. For our January meeting we plan
lightly fork over the vacant soil and add throughout, often changing from chapter to to read The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
organic matter. Just about anything will do – chapter. As we are given more detail about by Joanna Cannon.
well-rotted manure, compost which can be the family we discover they are far from We wish you all the Christmas you wish
home-made or from finished pots or grow- perfect. In fact, their lives are filled with yourself and a happy healthy 2019 with
bags, topsoil from parts of the garden you scandal, infidelity, lies and secrets which are plenty of good reading.
might re-develop. The worms will do the cleverly unearthed as the book progresses Sue Hart
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trick, see nothing. members of the family.
Getting Rid Of The strong, working hands that never 4. Share the meal preparation. Some of Part Time Vacancy at St Mary’s
stopped cleaning and cooking, rest in her the best conversations are made when
Father Christmas lap, still as a shop window mannequin. you’re side-to-side, like when you’re
A new jobshare position has arisen for a part-time Adminstrator
By Trisha Wellbrook © 2018 (6 – 8 hours / week, open for discussion) at St Mary’s Parish
The legs that were forever rushing about, chopping carrots or washing up. Do your
“Unbelievable!” Carole exclaims sipping Church, Watton. To find out more about joining the Team at this
hang like two pale flower stems, still as a bit, not just to help the cook, but for the
her sherry, “Only three days to Christmas, calm sea below her skirt. chats. It’s the perfect way to connect exciting time of developing pioneering projects in the heart of
where has the last year gone?” After dinner they retire to the lounge for with your nearest and dearest. this community, please email:
“I know! Scary!” George replies, “I’ll go the Queen’s speech at three o’clock. Carole 5. Seek ways of giving your attention. If Closing date for applications: Friday 28th December 2018.
and get the tree and decorations in from the chats to her mother as she wheels her in modern society is starved of something, it
garage, it shouldn’t take long to put them and positions her with a good view of the isn’t things, it’s attention! Put your phone
up. I believe we’re going for ‘simple but television. They all scramble for armchairs down, stop staring at the screen and join in.
effective’ this year, aren’t we?” and seats as George goes to the mantelshelf Find out how Great Uncle Bob really is,
“Oh yes, gone are the days of a million and presses the button on the infamous ask all the things you’ve always wondered.
paper chains across the ceiling, nodding and singing Father Christmas. Play a board game with a younger sibling.
everything’s instant now!” “Oh, no! Not again!” Carole protests. Make a point of visiting someone on their
He comes in shivering bringing the cold air “That’s definitely going in the bin after this own at Christmas.
with him. Wedged under one arm is the Christmas!” 6. Crafts and cooking. Spend time
long cardboard box containing the due to The noisy toy drowns all conversation so making something. It’s not about the
become shimmering, white Christmas tree they are forced to listen once more as it result so much. It’s about the doing of it
with LED lights that change colour. In the blasts out, ‘So here it is Merry Christmas, – especially if with others. Make bread,
other hand he carries a black plastic bin everybody’s having fun!’ As per normal it or Christmas biscuits, cut out strips of
bag full of stuff, which he plonks by the makes everyone laugh. Suddenly Nana’s magazines or junk mail and make paper
French windows. eyes light up and she laughs with them, chains to decorate the house.
“Brr! It’s started to hail and snow out moves her feet a little and tries to clap her 7. Connect with church. If you want all
there!” He says while unloading the scarlet hands to the music. They are all stunned the Christmas meaning with none of
bells, the pretty gold and silver twirly into silence. Tentatively they resume the cost, surely church is one way
chains and the green, imitation holly, singing and laughing with her, overjoyed at forward? A warm welcome,
placing them roughly where they went last this miracle. Nana does remember, does togetherness and support from your
year, awaiting to be fixed into place with see, does move her hands and feet even if community and mostly likely a range
blu-tak. Out comes the nodding and only a little. Is she trying to mouth the of things you can opt into, be that a
singing Father Christmas which he sets on words? carol service or a kids’ party.
the mantelshelf and presses the start button. Carole hugs her mother, laughing and 8. Do simple things together It doesn’t
This sets it off with Slade’s, ‘So here it is, crying at the same time, “That ruddy have to be expensive or complicated to
Merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun’ Father Christmas........ is going nowhere be worth doing. Grab a Christmassy
he laughs and sings along with it. near the bin! It stays as long as it likes!” film and a fancy hot chocolate or
“Oh no, not that thing again, I can’t stand organise a supermarket pizza and
it, I hate that ruddy thing!” Carole moans
but grins at her husband’s singing. He
Debt Charity’s Top games night for mates.
9. Go radical: postpone Christmas Put it
knows she means what she says about the Ten Feel-Good off for a couple of days and you will
Father Christmas. have cheap food, cheap presents, cheap
“It was a present from your sister and it Tips for a Simpler decorations and it could be the most fun
makes people laugh.....even you, admit it!” you’ve had. You can even get the
George retorts. Christmas Queen’s Speech on iPlayer.
“I know, I know......but it’s so irritating A charity which helps tens of thousands of 10. Give to charity The season of
and.......and vulgar, it drives me mad! Can’t people with debts every year has revealed goodwill is more about giving than
we lose it or accidentally break it or ten top tips to feel good without a big receiving. Christians Against Poverty
something?” spend this season. helps some of the poorest families in the
They work for a couple of hours making Christians Against Poverty, which has a UK. Will you help send them an
the house look Christmassy, sipping sherry local branch based at the Fountain of Life emergency food parcel this year?
and pausing to gaze at the swirling snow Church, Ashill, wants people to be smart
politely tapping against the window. After about the festivities rather than get into
reaching up and battling to make the financial trouble.
decorations stick where they obstinately Mid Norfolk Debt Centre Manager. Lancaster House
keep falling down from, they sit and talk Heather Nunn. said: “The TV and shop
about her mother. Her mother has had a windows are full of adverts trying to Opens its Doors
stroke and is severely affected by it, but is convince us that Christmas is about buying Getting out and about and involved with
coming home from hospital for Christmas. and impressing. the local community can be difficult at the
Carole and the whole family are very upset “However, encouraged by campaigns by best of times, and even more so for
by Nana’s condition and all are hoping it Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis and residents in a care home. In Watton,
will be good for the elderly lady, to be with others, many people are turning away from Lancaster House is opening its doors and
family. the excess of Christmas and choosing a inviting the community in. From this
Christmas day arrives and her mother’s simpler way to celebrate. autumn the residents have been joined
wheelchair is being manoeuvred by “It’s tempting to take out credit and pay regularly by volunteers from the area. This
George, placing her near to the table. The it off through the coming year but none includes Fitsteps instructor Aimee whose
family dart glances at their grandmother of us knows what 2019 will bring. So, usual clientele may be from a younger
who sits at the table like a puppet waiting our advice is simple: have the Christmas generation; but she has adapted the steps to
for its strings to be pulled in order come to you can afford. It takes all the stress out suit all abilities even involving those
life. Dinner is cooked and about to be of it and there’s loads you can do that is wanting to tap their feet from an armchair!
served and George starts ceremoniously to more affordable.” She participated in a ‘Dancing for Dignity’
carve the turkey, everyone yells at him to CAP’s Top Ten Feel Good Tips for a fundraising event held by the home in
get a move on. That exquisite smell, the Simpler Christmas October to support the organisation Dignity
aroma like no other, of the Christmas roast 1. Keep the list of those you buy very in Care campaign.
torments their taste buds making them all short. We promise you, your kid’s Watton Country Market also attended the
very Nana hungry, too? They teacher won’t die if you don’t get them a homes first Summer Fete, which was open
ask? Nothing. As each Christmas cracker is pot plant, nor will all your work mates to just friends and family this year, but the
pulled they squeal in delight and watch for shrivel up if you don’t get them all home is looking forward to inviting the
a reaction from her. Nothing. They make something. Try a children-only rule for whole community next year. The Watton
jolly, silly conversation and try to bring presents or set a target amount for each. Country Market enjoyed their time so
Nana into it by asking her questions, they 2. Plan for a great get-together. On the much that they come into the home on a
pay her constant attention. Nothing. Amid big day aim for a loving atmosphere regular basis, this is open to anyone in the
the odour of gunpowder from the crackers rather than the focus being on presents. area (from December dates will be
mixed with the rich spice of the Christmas Get your teens to produce a Christmas alternate Fridays starting on the 14th at
pudding, they relate the same old chestnuts playlist in advance, make a list of family 1330)- so please come in to browse their
that always come up at Christmas. The games, write some thoughtful cards to be selection of products, and produce! The
stories that make everyone screech with given on the day expressing your home would love to hear from you if there
laughter, despite having heard them a appreciation of each other. is anything you can offer on a voluntary
thousand times over. Nothing from Nana. 3. Manage expectations within the basis, particularly interested in finding a
The lips that couldn’t stop talking, are family. Tell them that you are doing it group of children who are able to come in
silent. differently this year and explain why – on a regular basis. Please call 01953
The memory (even if somewhat they may well be more understanding 883501 and ask to speak to Erin or
annoyingly) that never forgot a thing, can’t than you think. If your offspring Caroline if you would like to get involved
remember her own name. ‘needs’ a more expensive item, see if and help bring the community spirit to the
The sharp, brown eyes that never missed a you can club together with other residents!
afford to pay the £60 adoption fee, should
Great Hockham they be taking on a cat at all? Because Father Christmas comes to
owning a cat doesn't stop there. For kittens
Gardening Club we pay for the first vaccine, but they need a
Museum 4 Watton
Climate Change. For our November booster 3-4 weeks later to cover them for a This month at the Museum, on the first floor, our central cabinet, which
meeting we welcomed Jim Paine of Walnut year, which the new owner will pay for. is devoted to visiting displays, will feature on one side a composite toy
Tree Nurseries. Jim and his wife Clare have This could cost £30 depending on the vet of father Christmas complete with his Reindeer and Sleigh, this toy
been running their enterprise for about 20 that is used. Although we pay for the won the International Toy Maker of the Year award in the 1960’s. Also
years. The nursery specialises in flowering neutering when the kitten is 4-5 months showing will be many of the books and prototype toys designed and
dogwoods and crab apples, but there are old, there is still the cost of flea and worm written by Margaret Hutchings who was a renowned author and
many other types of plant in their range treatment, not to mention food and litter. demonstrator of toy making and worked particularly with the WI and
both on site and on line. Jim came to talk to Although you can buy cheaper versions of BBC television. All of her toys which are between 50 and 60 years old
us about climate change. His talk was flea and worm treatment from the were hand stitched using felt, kapok and similar materials.
complemented with some very informative supermarket, they are not so effective as In the other side of the cabinet will be a display of the work of the
slides. buying it from the vet. And fleas become Museum Kids Club, the club meets once a month on Saturday, further
Jim started by clarifying a possible resistant to all flea treatments eventually, details can be obtained at the Museum.
confusion between climate and weather: Jim Paine of Walnut Tree Nurseries and therefore new treatments are coming For the last-minute small Christmas presents, Watton Tea Towels and
weather is the atmospheric stuff happening on to the market all the time. Your vet will Fridge Magnets are
at a particular time, whereas climate is the make sure you have the most up to date and available at the
model that fits the data. The validity of the Museum.
averaging out of those different features of model can be checked by making a effective treatment for your cat.
the weather into a stable pattern over a Most vets suggest you join their 'healthy The Museum opens, in
‘hindcast’. That is, feeding data into the Wayland Hall,
particular period. The United States model, running it backwards and seeing pet club' and this certainly helps with the
Climate Data Center regards a 30 year cost of keeping your cat healthy. You pay Wednesday to
how accurately the result matches the Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
period as the length of time over which data known historical climate. When the model the vet a set amount each month, say £10
can be accumulated to arrive at an has been tweaked to make it fit the past it and for that your cat will receive free check
‘average’ to determine the climate. Any can then be run forward to make a forecast. ups, free flea and worm treatment, free
anomalies in any period will simply be a The predictions of these models have been annual booster for vaccines and a discount
variation in the weather. However, if there well publicised. for any other health problems that the cat
are sufficient anomalies that result in the Project Drawdown has calculated the top may have. So it is worth considering.
averages changing - over a 30 year period - 100 things we might do (as opposed to stop With Christmas approaching, we do not
then that may be considered as a change in doing) to decrease the amount of recommend that cats and kittens are given
the climate. greenhouse gasses we put into the as presents. The recipient of the cat or
The realisation of the possibly of climate atmosphere and thereby reduce global kitten should be able to choose their own
change can be traced back to a number of warming. These are the top 10 with the cat, and where children are involved the
people including the following: the calculated number of gigatons (a billion parents should have a say in which cat or
mathematician Joseph Fourier (1768-1830) tons) of CO2 saved: New non greenhouse kitten is chosen. For that reason we do not
wondered why a planet doesn’t keep gas type refrigeration fluids – 89, onshore home cats or kittens on the lead up to
heating up as it receives sunlight. He wind energy production – 85, reduce waste Christmas and New Year. A cat or kitten
reasoned that some of the heat absorbed – 71, a plant rich diet – 66, tropical forest can be reserved, but sending him to his new
was being re-emitted until a state of restoration – 61, educating girls – 60, home in the festive season is not being fair
equilibrium was arrived at. He thought that family planning – 60, solar farms – 37, to the cat. With boisterous households and
the atmosphere acted like a sheet of glass silvopasture (combining forestry with guests arriving a leaving, the cat would feel
over a box, a well-known experiment of the animal pasture (see The Archers on Radio very unsettled and probably frightened at
time. Fourier thus introduced the concept of 4)) – 31 and roof-top solar panels – 25 such a time. They can then go to their new
the ‘greenhouse effect’. John Tyndal (1820 Jim concluded a very interesting and home after 2nd January, when things have
-1893) made discoveries in the studies of thought provoking talk with a question and calmed down.
infrared radiation and its effect on the answer session, or perhaps a discussion And don't forget about the dangers of your
physical properties of air. Svante Arrhenius would be more accurate. He is developing Christmas tree. If you have acquired a kitten
(1859 – 1927) developed a theory to presentations of other gardening related in the past few months, please don't leave it
explain ice ages and their relationship to subjects. There are more details on these alone with the tree. The kitten will think it is
atmospheric carbon dioxide. He concluded and the distinctive range of plants for sale their for his benefit and he will climb it. He
that human production of the gas could on his website at can become tangled in the lights with a fatal
cause global warming. This months competition results: outcome. Make sure your tree is in a room
From this and subsequent work it became Floral: First: Sue Thomas. Second: Jane that the kitten can be shut out of when you
possible to calculate the amount of heat an Dalton. Third: Chris Dalton. are not around for his own safety.
object (like a rock or a planet) would Fruit / Vegetables: First: Chris Dalton. For help or advice or if you need assistance
absorb, so increasing its temperature. It Second: Jane Dalton. Third: Sue Thomas. with the cost of neutering, please call us on
could also be calculated how much heat it Seasonal Photograph: First: Prue 01842 810018.
would radiate away, thus reducing its Szczepanowski. Second: Sue Thomas. Rita Thompson.
temperature. When heat in equals heat out Third: Ed Szczepanowski.
the temperature of that object becomes Our next meeting will be Wednesday 12th
stable. When the calculations were carried of December. This is our Christmas social. Griston Parish
out to arrive at a temperature for the planet doors open at 13:30, to start at about 14:00.
Venus it worked out to -33°C. Sadly for the Edward Szczepanowski. Council Notes
calculation, Venus is actually +427C. The Stan’s Walk: At the last Parish Council
Earth should be -22°C, it is +22°C. Mars Meeting concerns were raised by a
should be -57°C, it is -33°C. These Breckland Cats member of the public about the litter,
contradictions can be attributed to their broken glass and graffiti that is
respective atmospheric proportions of Protection frequently appearing in Stans Walk. The
greenhouse gasses, mostly carbon dioxide: Pets can be an expensive commodity and Parish Councillors in partnership with
Venus 96.5%, Earth 0.04%, Mars 95.97%. owning one should not be taken on lightly. Councillor Phil Cowen, (Breckland
There are other factors, but making changes Our adoption fee for a cat or kitten is £60 Council) and Watton Town Council are
to the carbon dioxide levels will have a which helps towards our very large vet working together to manage the situation.
calculateable effect. fees. All our cats are checked by a vet Fly Tipping: Concerns were also raised
The Sunlight reaching the surface of the before they are rehomed and that might about fly tipping. If rubbish is deposited
Earth is 90% visible (high energy) light, include blood tests for feline leukaemia and on private land, then the land owner is
which is able to pass through the glass of, responsible for the removal. If rubbish is
say, a greenhouse. This will heat up deposited on public land then please
anything inside the greenhouse. Those report it to Breckland Council. Their
heated contents will then re-emit non contact details are
visible (low energy infra red) ‘light’, much go to contact us
as a house radiator emits heat. Infrared and there is a variety of headings to click
radiation is much less able to pass through on depending what you need to report,
glass. Again, when heat in equals heat out fly tipping is covered as is littering. Or
the temperature if the interior becomes you can telephone 01362 656870
stable. It’s worth remembering that high Vacancies on the Parish Council: Are
energy does not mean high intensity. High you interested in your village? Would
energy light is short wavelength; low you like to be more involved? There are
energy light is long wavelength, regardless currently two vacancies on the Parish
of the wattage. feline immunodeficiency virus, but also Council. Meetings are held every two
For about 200 years, since the industrial vaccinations, flea and worm treatment and months on a Wednesday evening starting
revolution, increasing amounts of carbon neutering if the cat is old enough. We at 19:30 and are held in the Church.
dioxide have been released into the spend about £120 on each cat and kitten in If you are interested in becoming a
atmosphere. Using historical information it our care. Councillor, please contact The Chairman,
is possible to construct a mathematical We feel that if members of the public can't David Barnett, 01953 880441.
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yet arrived and it’s just a few days
The Royal British until we go….. (Hint of panic) check
e-mails, call everyone, a week to go
Legion Festival HUSSAR I’ve got my tickets we’re
of Remembrance really going.
We actually travelled down on the
I know a few people were
Thursday to take in a little
disappointed that Watton branch
entertaining and sightseeing all good
standard was not on parade in Watton
fun, anyway back to the plot. Friday
on the 11th of November for the
evening arrives and it’s time for the
centenary remembrance, but here, in
first rehearsal, the Albert Hall is a big
his own words, is what it means to be
place, lovely building and then we get
selected to represent Watton at The
our first view of how many people are
Royal Albert Hall, let alone at the
in this show, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Bryn
100th anniversary. (John Daly
Tervel and hundreds of others (no
pressure then) so it’s time for our first
Stephen Bibby (Standard bearer)
run through, keep the standard low till
Many moons ago whilst I was still
you get on the steps, standard in sling
working as a postman, a good friend
whilst moving, “don’t trip” keep the
of mine Alan Chilvers who was at the
step going down stairs, don’t swing
time the standard bearer for the
the arm until you get to the arena
Watton branch of the RBL got the
“don’t trip” keep the step, don’t “tick
honour to represent Watton at the
tock” ……. Don’t panic, all will be
Royal Albert Hall, and I remember
well and it does go surprisingly well
thinking at the time wow that must be
actually, we only run through it 3
wonderful, and so was sparked a
times then home to the hotel.
thought a germ of an idea that was
Saturday arrives the big day and I Remembrance at Watton, by the War Memorial. Later followed by a Service at Watton Sports Centre
still far off for I was not even in the
have to be at the Albert Hall by
Legion, but there we go.
8.00am so it’s up at 6.00am to get
Fast forward a dozen or more years,
by then I had been in the RBL for a
ready on time, early breakfast, taxi Carbrooke A milestone in
arrive in good time, see Hugh
year or so enjoying the camaraderie
Edwards arrive to do his stuff, then Remembers memory
and being nominated as deputy, At 11am on Sunday 11th November, The rain stopped and the sun beamed
time for the full dress rehearsal which
stand in, standard bearers mate, I ‘Carbrooke Remembered’, along with down as around 75 people remembered
goes quite well time for a coffee
had done a few duties with the the many others around the world. the debt they owed to Polish and
while they sort something out, lunch
standard by then, and following a The Lay Led Church Service began at Czechoslovak aircrew who flew from
time not too bad they look after you
couple of beers I got talking with 10.30, with the Act of Remembrance Wretham during WW2.
do the BBC, then it’s time for the first
another friend (as you do) about and laying of wreaths by the War The Rev Helen Jary, vicar in the
performance, this starts at 2.00pm
how the branch was doing at the Memorial (right), led by David Riley, Thetford team ministry and chaplain to
6,000 people in the hall “impressive”
time and how we go forward from with other members of the Thetford Royal Air Forces Associaton
to say the least, then it’s us to go,
here, amongst other things the congregation taking part with prayers, branch, emphasised the example these
keep the standard low till you are on
subject of carrying the standard readings, stories of relatives and the men set during wartime for people
the steps, put it in the sling whilst
came up and was it possible that story of the ‘Carbrooke Poppies’. We today to seek to serve one another.
marching, don’t trip on the stairs,
(the germ of an idea) and wouldn’t were delighted that representatives It was the 15th anniversary of the
keep the step, onto the arena floor
it be fantastic if we could go to the from Watton Air Cadets, Girl Guides ceremony introduced by the RAFA
swing the arm at the right time “Don’t
Albert Hall, and then wouldn’t it be and Watton British Legion were able and in the 100th year of the formation
panic” all will be well, and it is.
something if as deputy bearer I just to join us at the very well-attended of the Royal Air Force.
Not too long to wait until the big
might carry the standard, and what service, and which ended with a short The event, which had nine standards
moment when Her Majesty gets here
about some icing on the cake how medley of WW1 soldiers songs. signify the animals which suffered the on parade from RAFA, Air Training
for the evening performance with all
about marching at the Cenotaph on On Friday Evening the Heritage same terrible conditions as the soldiers Corps and Royal British Legion, saw
the dignitaries and most of the Royal
the Sunday morning following it, Group organised a presentation by and were sacrificed in our wars. There wreaths placed on the war memorial
family so nothing to worry about then
now you have to remember it was John Coppen, a member of the are also some white poppies - our hope and poppy crosses planted at the 14
eh, time for the last performance keep
after a couple of beers and so the Commonwealth War Graves that one day there will be lasting war graves in the churchyard.
the standard low till you get on the
idea just kind of floated at the back Commission, explaining their work, peace. Detailed research this year also meant
stairs, put in sling whilst marching,
of my mind. with displays of historical documents At the beginning of November, the that each of the Czech graves had a
“don’t trip” onto arena floor, swing
Then came the time to apply for relating to Carbrooke during war streamers were hoisted to the top of picture of the individual named,
arm in time, keep the step, all will be
tickets to go to the festival, it time. A couple of new Teddies the tower, with the ends secured into although those of the two Polish
well, march of the arena, up the steps,
suddenly became a little more (Private Tommy, Brylcream Brian the ground with wooden pegs, we are casualties could not be traced.
stumble part way up OH NO wonder
serious that it was a possibility (a and Jack Tar), joined the ‘Carbrooke particularly pleased that one very long Bugler was Andy Reeves and pipes
if anyone saw it, too late to worry
small one) that we might go, now it Church Teddy Trail’. streamer reaches the war memorial. were played by Keith Andrew.
now, keep going, all will be well and
came to pass that the branch had With many others around the world, The original plan, to place a knitted The ceremony is regularly supported by
it was well, a really great evening one
been doing a lot of work for the we had been preparing for the poppy for each of the 27 men the Czech, Slovak and Polish embassies,
of the best of my life, even the Queen
RBL at county level through John centenary commemoration of the mentioned on the war memorial has along with the Mayor of Thetford Roy
waved to me as she left the hall.
and Helen Daly, Chairman and ending of the Great War, by the also been achieved, and a floodlight Brame, Wretham Parish Council
Sunday morning and we decided to
Secretary respectively and it was production of knitted, crocheted or casts a shadow of the Carbrooke chairman Harold Smith and a range of
walk to Horse Guards where we are
through them both that the crafted poppies. During the summer soldier onto the tower by night. representatives from support groups.
supposed to all meet up, there are
application was made, this all took poppy patterns had been shared We set out to create a tangible Grandson of one of the Czech aircrew,
people everywhere the crowds are
place about 6 months or so ago and around, although we didn’t think we commemoration and opportunity to Pavel Hamberger, travelled from his
huge with lots of police about to help
the waiting process began, now I would really get enough poppies to pay respect to our ancestors, family native country to join the day.
people find their way around the
don’t know if, what, or how, if any do anything significant; but by the members, friends or neighbours and They were all thanked later in the
place, when we get to Horse Guards
pressure or arm twisting went on, autumn, poppy production was well as recognition of the terrible waste Village Hall by RAFA chairman John
we are greeted with 10,000 ex-service
alI I know is that I received an e- under way by the whole community of life & atrocities endured in Macpherson who, like St. Ethelbert’s
people all decked up in their
mail telling me that our applications and others who had heard about it conflicts, which drive people apart. church, was given a pair of Bohemian
marching gear, I think I must have
were successful, now it is at this through word of mouth or social This activity on the other hand has glass flutes from Czech Republic
used up all my adrenalin on the
stage that I must say a huge thanks media and wanted to be involved. bought communities across the attaches, as a memento of the special
Saturday as I was somewhat calmer
to Alan who is the main standard We planned to attach the poppies to country together. It has involved occasion.
than I thought I would be, perhaps it’s
bearer for the branch for allowing the church tower (at 99’ feet it would many Carbrooke people, and others
being with the military again,
me to do this great honour and be some feat!). We decided attaching further afield who may not normally
unsurprisingly there is some waiting
privilege to represent Watton in them to strings and trailing them from meet or work together, and is in turn
around (it’s a military thing) then
London even more so as it was the the top of the tower, like streamers part of a larger, nationwide project,
march onto Whitehall for the silence
centenary anniversary as well. would be a different take on the usual to remember, respect and hope for
and last post sombre time everyone
I got a little exited and I think looking ideas. the future.
with their own thoughts 100 years
back that I must have told everyone I During October more and more We plan to leave the displays in
and what have we learned?
knew about it, I just hope it didn’t poppies arrived and we began sewing place until the end of November then
And then we are off marching feeling
sound like showing off or anything them onto the strings. The school and all the poppies will be stored and
proud chest out, get to the Cenotaph
like that, if it did please everyone playgroup were involved, with the used again in the future as part of
eyes left and see the sea of wreaths
forgive me cause I’m still a little boy children making felt poppies, and our annual remembrance service, or
laid on the ground, march a little
at heart and going to London to see mini wreaths, which have been used for special events.
further and Princess Anne takes the
the Queen means a great deal to me, to decorate the screen inside the We would like to thank everyone who
salute and then it’s all over, two days
---------------- church. We estimate that we have has been involved in preparations for
of great highs lots of time to pause
The big day is getting closer and produced 2500 poppies, and whilst the Carbrooke Remembrance
and think your own thoughts, and pay
closer it’s just a little way away now sewing them, noted the different Weekend; poppy makers, stitchers and
tribute to those who have gone before
and there are preparations still to styles and colours of red used. Some fixers, flower arrangers, and servers of
us. We Will Remember Them
make, but the actual tickets have not of the poppies are purple; - these refreshments.
The Wayland News December 2018 Page 9
November 4th was our concert to sing along with 'I do like to
Inner Wheel Celebrate the Armistice with the be beside the seaside' and
Military Wives Choir from Marham 'If you were the only girl in
Packs Them In! and our own West End Waiters. the world'. The rafters were
Since my last report the two events We had thought this would be a popular almost raised!
planned to take place in the Queens event but were overwhelmed by the A bucket collection held at
Hall have happened and, I must express response when the demand for tickets the end helped swell the
my thanks and those of all our club for exceeded the capacity of the hall! funds to be donated to
the amazing support they received from We were delighted to welcome Watton charities.
our community. Mayor, Councillor Tina Kiddell and the The proceeds and bucket
The first on Friday, October 26th was Commandant of RAF Marham, Wing collection have enabled us
'Blooming Marvellous' a flower Commander Prendergast with his wife, to send £300 each to The
demonstration by well known local also representatives from the local British Legion, SSAFA,
demonstrator, Brenda Tubb. So many British Legion, President RonWheeler Scotties Little Soldiers (for
ladies came to enjoy a wonderful and his wife and Chairman John Daly bereaved children of
afternoon as Brenda made a number of and his wife, Helen service personnel) and
beautiful arrangements in front of our The packed audience heard songs from £250 to The Military Wives
eyes and then filled the stage with all the Wives many which expressed the Choir Foundation which
those she had made earlier, they made love and fears that those left behind feel encourages and supports
an amazing display and were the reason when their menfolk go off to serve their the formation of choirs in
why so much money was taken by the country. I thought 'Bring him Home' Military bases here and overseas. anniversary of The Armistice. Our next Lunch time concert is on
raffle as all 20 arrangements went as from Les Miserables was particularly We are thrilled to let you know that as Our ladies would like to say a very big December 12th when the ladies of
prizes to the lucky winners. poignant as I am sure every mother, the result of our efforts we have been thank you to everyone who attended Inner Wheel and the West End
It was then time for tea, and, as ever, wife, sister and girlfriend must feel this able to increase our Christmas our events and who contributed so Waiters will again be entertaining
our ladies went to town and produced a sentiment. There were lighter moments donations to £150 each to the Thursday generously to our raffle at the Flowers with a selection of Christmas songs
superb spread of sandwiches, savouries with Mr Sandman and a Vera Lynn Club, The Salvation Army Christmas and the bucket collection at the concert. and carols. Mullengers on 01953
and cakes which were greatly enjoyed. medley from their new album released Appeal, The Thetford Food Bank, AND A BIG THANK YOU TOO TO 883474 have the £6 tickets which
The whole afternoon was a great for the Armistice. which includes Watton people in need, BRENDA TUBB, THE LADIES OF includes a light lunch.
success and £773.50 was added to our The stage was shared with The West St Martin’s Housing Trust (for the THE MARHAM MILITARY We also be hosting the Queens Hall
charity funds, some of which will be End Waiters, popular and familiar to homeless) and Motor Neurone Disease WIVES CHOIR AND THE WEST Coffee Morning on December 1st We
distributed to the particular charities we many in the audience with their own Research (supported by The Waiters). END WAITERS, ALL OF WHOM hope to see you there.
support at Christmas time, including brand of songs and humour from an It was a splendid event with many DID US PROUD! For any information about Inner
The Thursday Club, The Salvation earlier era. Especially for this occasion people expressing their enjoyment We are sorry that many people were Wheel or thinking about becoming a
Army and St Martin's Housing Trust . two songs actually written during the and thanks for the opportunity to disappointed as tickets were sold out, member please contact me, Brenda,
The second event on Sunday, war years encouraged the audience to mark the occasion of the 100th early purchase is always the best idea!. on 01953 881792.

Poppy Appeal It was very heartening to see the huge

number of people of all generations
Rev Christina Mason and the village
wreath was later transferred to join
round by Church Warden Eileen
Kitson and Secretary John Kitson and
Christmas at The
2018 who turned out for the Remembrance the others at the war memorial in were also able to study the memorial Dragonfly Gallery
Sunday Parade and the end of WWI Wretham. to Marc Noble on the south nave wall, By the time you read this, the
During Remembrancetide this year celebrations afterwards at the Sports designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Dragonfly Gallery will be decorated
the RBL Poppy Appeal in the Watton Centre. the war memorial outside the church ready for Christmas with lots of lovely
district raised close to £11000, and If you would like to help with next Poignant gates. (Pictured: contemporary art and craft work on offer. The last
donations are still coming in. year’s poppy appeal in any way, drawing of Lt. Noble’s Grave Marker)
Armistice Day exhibition of 2018 is called Deck the
Thank you to everyone who please contact the Honorary Poppy Halls. It will feature Art and Crafts
contributed to this wonderful effort:- Appeal Organisers, Pam and Pat
the shops, businesses and schools (Murphy) on 01953 498164.
visit to Wretham from local Artists and Crafts people,
there is bound to be something that
who hosted a poppy box; the people Once again, many, many thanks to Three family descendants of 2nd
Lieut Marc Noble paid a poignant takes your fancy for a gift for Great
who gave up their time to collect from everyone who made this year’s
Armistice Day visit to St Ethelbert’s Aunt Flo or Granny, possibly, even for
house to house; the Royal British fundraising such a great success.
church at Wretham. Grandpop too, so do call in and see us
Legion members and other volunteers
who braved the weather to collect in On the 100th anniversary of the end and have a leisurely look around. The
gallery is open from Monday to Friday
the streets of Watton; members and Remembrance at of the First World War, architect
from 10am to 4pm and Saturday
friends of the Rotary Club and Inner Matthew Pease and his son Felix from
Wheel along with the Girl Guides and Shropham Kinross, Scotland, and his brother morning 10am to 1pm.
A date for your diary is, Saturday 15th
the Army Cadets who manned the Wretham Parish Council chairman Adrian Pease from Tacolneston in
Norfolk, saw for the first time the December 2018 when we will be
stand at Tesco, and the Tesco Harold Smith placed a wreath from
French grave marker and photograph holding a mince pies and Mulled Wine
manager and staff for welcoming our the people of Wretham on the indoor
of the 20 year old officer who was morning. If Mulled Wine is not to your
collectors onto their premises; and war memorial at Ss Peter and Paul
killed on July 1st 1917 and lies at a taste or you are driving, tea and coffee
most of all, to everyone who gave so Church at Shropham on Armistice
military cemetery at Ferme-Olivier in will also be available. Come and
generously in support of the appeal. Day, when the Wretham and
France. celebrate Christmas with us that
Once again Watton town looked Hockham Royal British Legion
He was the son of Saxton and Celia morning, we would love to see you.
splendid bedecked with large poppies. standard led local members and a
Noble of Wretham Hall, originally I’d better go and start making pastry
This year’s mayor’s idea was Tina’s good collection of worshippers in the
built by Sir Andrew Noble in 1911. because I have promised to make the
Tommy Trail - involving Watton’s special service for the branch’s local
The two brothers, who are great great mince pies!
pubs and clubs and “There but not villagers.
grandsons of Sir Andrew, were shown Is it time to put the sprouts on yet?
There” figurines. It was led by the priest in charge, the
The Wayland News December 2018 Page 10

Ovington Ladies Group Celebrate 40th Anniversary

The Group are celebrating our 40th dinner in a local pub, and one of our welcome husband's, partners and friends
anniversary. We held our first meeting on favourite get togethers is the put walk along. We are always looking for new
29th November 1978. We still have one usually round Thompson finishing up at members and would love to have some
of our original ladies still coming to all The Chequers where Richard always younger members so that the group can
our meetings. gives us a delicious meal. continue for many years to come.
We meet once a month in the village hall We still have at least one fundraiser held For details please call 01953 884 594
and have speakers sometimes, an annual in a committee members home when we

solve the problem! still be

Watton Country We are looking forward to participating available by
in the festivities for the Christmas Lights the time you
Market Switch On on the 25th November. There read this, so if
The Country Market are now in full will be a full range of our usual products you have got
production of all your favourite for sale on the day and we are also yours we hope
Christmas Treats and Essentials. We running our ‘Resting Point you enjoy
also have a great selection of hand Refreshments’ so you can break your them!
crafted items that could make the perfect journey from one end of the town to the Don’t forget
present. There is still time to give us an other with a freshly made cuppa and a that we are
order for a personalised item and you can slice of something nice to go with it! happy to take
talk to our team of producers to discuss Cannot end this report without advance orders for all of our baked
your requirements. We are always mentioning that Den’s Pickled Onions goods, eggs, plants (subject to
willing to go the ‘extra mile’ to ensure have been a huge success this year. If availability), and produce. Free local
that you get exactly the right item. you have not already tried them, you may delivery is available within the local area.
You may even find it useful to come in still be able to get your hands on a jar, Looking forward to seeing you soon at
and have a chat if you are running out and there may still be some samples the Christian Community Centre, every
of ideas as we may be able to make available for you to try if you call into Wednesday 8.30am – 11.30am.
some useful suggestions to help you the market. No guarantee that they will

necessary in running such a group. Anita couple of months we have the 'Festive
Watton Evening WI was presented with a bouquet as a mark of Market' on Sunday 25th November where
The Annual Meeting of Watton Evening thanks and appreciation. The membership along with other Town organisations the
WI took place on Thursday 8th November. is also grateful to the whole committee who WI will be in evidence.
Essentially a business meeting, it was, completed their tasks so diligently. December brings all the joys of Christmas
nevertheless, filled with friendship and A new Committee was elected, thankfully and along with that, we have our WI
pleasure. with some previous members who will be Christmas dinner at Broom Hall on
'Fidget Cushions', made by the Craft Group able to guide the new ones in the ways of Thursday 13th December where many
were presented to Laura Osborn of the WI. Under the guidance of our new members plan to gather together to
Buckingham Lodge in Watton (pictured). President, Hazel Gillingham, we look celebrate the Season. The WI wish
'Fidget Cushions' are made from heavily forward to the coming year. everyone a very Happy Christmas and
textured and patterned fabrics, cut and It may have been noticed in town during joyous New Year.
stitched into patchwork patterns, they the period prior to
enable Dementia people to have something Remembrance Sunday,
to hold and keep their fingers busy, which a number of handmade
proves valuable to them. These were a poppies. Many of
pleasure to make and well received on these were sold in
behalf of Buckingham Lodge. 'Adcocks' with kind
As the evening progressed Carol Robeson, permission of Paul and
outgoing secretary, gave a very the sum raised was
comprehensive report on the year's activities, £235-85 and passed
reminding us all of what a busy time there onto to the British
had been. Newer members too, were able to Legion to do more of
realise what an active WI this is. their sterling work.
Anita, our retiring President, gave thanks to As always in the WI
the membership and particularly the there is much to look
committee who had assisted her in the tasks forward to. In the next
The Wayland News December 2018 Page 11

Dance-Away at Watton Society

Watton Sociiety held its AGM with John
Kerr being elected as Chairman, The
The Queens Hall Committee from last year, minus two
retirements, was elected en bloc. The
Saturday December 1st Mayor Tina Kiddell (pic right) then spoke
7.30 - 10.30pm about the duties and the time representing
Ballroom, Latin & Sequence Watton in Norfolk, the importance of
meeting other dignitaries and talking to
Bar - Raffle other councils about getting projects
done. This was followed by Jan Fountain
(pic left) telling us about the
Neighbourhood plan, which is a legal
document, stating what can and cannot be
done, so its very important for Watton. A
questionnaire will be sent to all addresses,
it is very important that this is completed
and returned it gives every person in
Watton a voice.
A very interesting and informative
evening. Our next meeting is on
Wednesday 19th December at 7.45pm at
the Watton Christian Community Centre,
when "Chanter's Jigge" will entertain us
at our Christmas Festivities with mulled
wine and mince pies. £6. members and £8
non members. All Welcome.

Watton U3A beside RAF Marham’s Victor XH673 during their visit in September. RAF Marham was the last home of the Victor force.

after going through his training. The first year Jacqui Cummings 01953 881716, if you would
Watton U3A Syd was with a puppy walker being socialised like to become a member of the Watton U3A,
John Rushmer, his wife Sally and dog Syd came learning various social skills, then he went to a or would like further details.
to our meeting in October to tell us all about trainer for 19 weeks foundation training and
Guide dogs for the Blind. Syd, who is John’s then with a mobility trainer until eventually he
dog, sat very patiently through the talk. As John was matched with John. John also had training Rebel Queen -
said he has heard it all before! We were told living in a hotel for 16 days to get to know the
that dogs have been helping to lead people with dog and to work together. When at the end of Ovington Village
sight loss through the centuries. There is the training he qualified, John had to pay 50p
evidence dating back to AD79 in Roman for the legal contract agreeing to accept all the Hall
Herculaneum, depicting dogs leading people. Guide dog rules – 2 walks a day, plus 2 free Saturday 1st December at 7.30pm
Although in 1819 there was a publication about runs a week. The object is to make the person Rebel Queen, the wild tale of Boudicca's
training dogs it was not taken up until WW1 and dog one unit. The Guide Dog association challenge to Rome, in a dramatic and
when a doctor, in 1916, set up the first guide does not receive government funding. Not all enthralling show. Using powerful and vivid
dog training school. Dorothy Eustis who lived dogs make the grade for various reasons but imagery storyteller Liam Carroll and theatre
in Switzerland, trained German Shepherd dogs some go on to become buddy dogs for children musician specialist and storyteller Jonathan
for military and police work. She travelled to with sight loss or emotional problems. A very Lambert bring this colourful period of druidic
Germany to see the guide dog training and informative and enjoyable talk and a pleasure to ritual, high politics and warfare to life.
wrote an article in a magazine about it. Morris meet Syd. Fresh from a well received tour in North &
Frank a blind man after hearing of this article There will be no speaker for December. The West Norfolk with reviews including "spell
wrote to her and offered to help her set up the speaker for January will be Julian Horn with binding", "made the hairs on my neck stand
training as he wanted one of these dogs. From ‘Why, What and Where Watton started’. up", "magical", "breath-taking" and "stirring
this they set up Seeing Eye dogs. This inspired We will be going to The Golf club for stuff"
Miss Muriel Crooke and Mrs. Rosamund Bond Christmas lunch on Friday 30 November. Our A 90 min show with a 20 min interval, suitable
to start the same in Britain. So began Guide Christmas party will be held on Wednesday 5 for adults and older children 14+. Mulled wine
dogs for the Blind. December at the Watton Christian Community and nibbles being served in the interval. Tickets
Syd, a Labrador/retriever cross is John’s dog. Centre. £7.50 available at the Village Hall Monday
He came to John when he was 17 months old Please contact our Membership Secretary, mornings or by ringing 01953 885848.
The Wayland News December 2018 Page 12
Watton Churches Together S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke
St. Mary’s Church, Watton
Sun 2nd 6.30pm Group Advent Service
‘Darkness to Light’
What’s on at St Mary’s
Sun 9th 10.30am All Age Worship
Follow us @StMarysWatton
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, Sun 16th 10.30am Holy Communion Church, Watton
Sun 23rd 4.00pm Carols by Candlelight Saturday 1st December 9.30-1.00pm “Christmas Starts Here” at St
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays
Tue 25th Christmas Day Mary’s Church. visit Father Christmas in his grotto. Christmas
between 10.30am and 12 noon - Gerry Foster
10.30am Christmas Day Service hamper raffle, cakes, crafts, books, puzzles, chocolate tombola,
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion
children’s tombola and much more, seasonal refreshments throughout
2nd Wednesday Morning Worship
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington the morning.
Thursdays 7.30-8.00am, 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers
Sun 2nd 9.30am Holy Communion Thursday 6th December 10.00am Thursday Chat a social coffee
Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers
Sun 16th 10.30am All Age Worship morning at St Mary’s Church, all welcome
5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise
Sun 23rd 6.00pm Carol Service ADventure Sundays 2nd, 9th 16th December 10.00am-11.30am free
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yr
Tue 25th Christmas Day for 0-16 years. Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching
term time only
10.30am All Age Worship and continues each Sunday term time only.
Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching
Mondays 3rd, 10th, 17th December 9.30am Story Bags at St Mary’s
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm
Tel: 01953 881252
Sun 2nd 8.00am Holy Communion
All Saints Church, Church for parents and preschool children during term time only.
Mondays 3rd & 10th December 1st Watton Rainbow Brownies at St
Mary’s Church Rooms
Sun 9th
10.00am Holy Communion
8.00am Holy Communion Threxton for girls aged 5-7 years. The Rainbows will be meeting each Monday
at St Mary’s Church during term time.
10.00am Informal Holy Communion Join us at All Saints Church Threxton for Christmas or look on Facebook
3.00pm Town Carol Service at the Queens Hall Carols with Watton Silver Band The November Winner of the 100 Club Draw was number 30 Eileen
Sun 16th 8.00am Holy Communion on Sunday 23rd December at 3 p.m. Kittell
10.00am Holy Communion, Everyone welcome. A warm welcome to all.
6.30pm Carol Service
Sun 23rd 8.00am Holy Communion public give me on my market stall, which I Please see the web site
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 Mayor’s Musings hasten to add the dates of me being there are and
Mon 24th Christmas Eve What a busy month Watton has had! I’m changing for the next few weeks because of Facebook page for more details of all our
4.00pm Christingle Service writing this with a very glad and positive my work commitments, I’ll be there on the classes and previous events.
Especially for children and families. heart as I’m in the wake of the remembrance 21st Nov 12th Dec and the 19th Dec both Lisa & Kevin look forward to meeting you
11.30pm Midnight (Mass) Holy Communion service, and what a service and parade it was. December ones I’ll have mince pies. I digress, and seeing Flying High Line Dancers flourish
Tue 25th Christmas Day Many thanks to all who helped me to organise back to ideas, I would love it if when I see in Norfolk.
10.30am Family Holy Communion with Carols it. I have never seen such a turnout. The people on my stall, we could start a wish list Contact Lisa on 07984 757311 or
Wed 26th No Service parade head arrived at the Sports Centre and I of what we would like to see, it is helpful for
Thur 27th 9.30am Holy Communion was still at the traffic lights marching with 6 the neighbourhood plan, but it is also helpful
Sun 30th 8.00am Holy Communion military representatives from Honnington, to me when I go into different meetings. For
10.30am Group Service, Celtic Holy Communion Lakenheath and Marham. That was how long instance, we recently had a meeting with Norfolk Wildlife
at St George’s Church, Saham Toney it was. The whole day made me so very proud George Freeman who is acutely aware of the
Watton Methodist Church to be Mayor of this extraordinary Town. I say lack of infrastructure that we have in Watton, Trust Breckland extraordinary as I am still amazed by the we are hoping to work together on a few ideas Our first talk of the season by Rob Spray was
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and community spirt that is prevalent here. We to hopefully help bring Watton to the well received if only by a small number.
really pull out the stops when needed. Thank forefront and look towards a brighter future. We do hope more of you will be able to join
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place.
you Watton for doing the town proud. I have also had meetings with the Youth us for December’s talk, entitled Wild
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large
As chairman of Watton Town Council and Advisory board who I feel very strongly Breckland. This is with local wildlife
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member.
Mayor, I was the first point of call to our local about, as we certainly need more youth photographer David Mason, who along with
Sun 2nd 10.30am Section Service at Hingham
public on my market surgery regarding the provision in this town. I’m hopeful once again his wife Jill, will be known to many of you
6.30pm Revd B Winner
outcry and dismay of the post office closing. that we can bring something to fruition from for their wildlife books. David will speak
Sun 9th 10.30am Mrs S Mann
It was a constant topic of questioning these meetings. I will fill you all in as I know about the wildlife of the area, but also
3.00pm Town Carol Service at Queens Hall
regarding it coming back and if so where. I more. touching on the history and illustrating his
No Evening Service
knew how much it meant to our residents first Once again, thank you for reading my talk with his photos.
Sun 16th 10.30am Revd B Winner
hand as I met with them regularly and could musings and I do hope you will pop by and This will also include seasonal refreshments.
6.30pm Rev A King
see the problems they were having getting to see me on my stall. Cllr Tina Kiddell So come along on Wednesday 12th
Sun 23rd 10.30am Mr A Warby
the alternatives. December 7.30pm to Watton Christian
6.30pm Mrs E Warby
So, it was with gladness when we as a council Community Centre, High Street, Watton.
Mon 24th Christmas Eve
7.00pm Carols by Candlelight
were able to support Devan's application to be Line Dance classes IP25 6AB
post master. Watton Edwards News is in the Flying High Line Dancers are excited to Cost £2 members, £3 non-members.
Tues 25th Christmas Day
most perfect position to be the new Post announce that they are relocating to Norfolk
10.00am Christmas Morning Service
Office, right the other side of the post box. from West Sussex. There will be various
Sun 30th 10.30am Mrs E Warby
No evening Service
Dean himself and his family are all classes on offer at different venues from Circles Of Light at
committed to the community and have a Absolute Beginner through to Intermediate
Roman Catholic Community
Each Sat 5.00pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church
lovely focal point shop so to us at the council level for those who have danced before. Stow Bedon
it made sense for him to be the new post If you have never line danced before come Stow Bedon Church invite you to their
Mon 24th Christmas Eve office. along and see what you have been missing. ADVENT EVENT on SATURDAY
4.30pm First Mass of Christmas at There is nobody more pleased than I that it is Pay as you go, no partner required, two left December 1st and SUNDAY 2nd December
Watton Methodist Church now happening and we are most definitely feet – no problem, fantastic exercise for the 10 till 4pm. Refreshments will be served all
At Our Lady of Pity Church at Swaffham getting our post office back. At least now body and mind with the main emphasis on day, with lunches 12:30 till 2pm.
11.30pm Midnight Mass beginning with Carols when people ask me on the market stall I can having fun. Hand made gifts and beautiful Christmas
Tues 25th Christmas Day give them some positive and pleading news. Classes are already held on a Monday Wreathes will be on SALE and much more.
9.30am Mass for Christmas Day Well done to Devan and his family. I look evening at the Connaught Hall in Please come and join, us all are welcome.
forward to using the new post office. Attleborough. Stella Leonard PCC Secretary.
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill The festive market which will be a distant New weekly classes for 2019 include an
Sun 2nd 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday
memory by the time you read this. I hope we Absolute Beginner class starting on Monday
Sun 9th
Sun 16th
Family Holy Communion
Morning Worship
have the turnout again for that and that 7th January in Hingham at the Lincoln Social Christmas
everyone has a great time. A lot of work goes Centre from 1:15 to 2:15pm and a class aimed
Tues 18th7.30pm Carol Service
Sun 23rd 9.30am Morning Worship
into the organising of these events as I’m sure
you are aware. Councillors are busy doing the
at dancers who have danced before will be
starting at Queens Hall, Watton on
Trees & Market
3.00pm Christingle, Crib & Carol Service running around and trying to bring events for Wednesday 9th January from 8:15 to 9:45pm. At St George’s Church,
Mon 24th Christmas Eve the community. Stan Hebborn worked hard to Lisa Bessinger Stevens, BA Degree, HED
9.30pm Holy Communion bring you the fireworks which were amazing (Postgraduate), BWDA Qualified Line Dance Saham Toney
Tue 25th Christmas Day and the evening there went well too, shame Instructor, has been dancing for 21yrs and Christmas Market: Saturday December 8th
9.30am Morning Worship about the weather. Beryl Bunning is the main started Flying High Line Dancers 11yrs ago 10.30am to 1.30pm. Lunch served at
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney organiser for the festive market and works in West Sussex. She now runs the club with 12.30pm – Homemade soup and a roll,
Sun 2nd 11.00am Lay Led Worship with Advent Breakfast tirelessly to bring a great event to the town. her husband Kevin who is also an avid line vegetarian option available. Games, bric-a-
Sun 9th 11.00am Family Holy Communion This month I’ve been to a meeting at dancer for over 20yrs. Both have their brac, puzzles, guess the weight of the
Sun 16th 11.00am All Age Worship Fakenham to look at how they work their Bronze, Silver and Gold BWDA line dancing Christmas cake, tombola and much much
Sun 23rd 3.00pm Christingle & Crib and market and how they have regenerated their medals. more.
Family Carol Service high street. I am constantly trying to find In addition to weekly classes they also offer Christmas Tree Event: The theme this year
Mon 24th Christmas Eve ways where we can make our high street and corporate team building events - most is A hymn or song Saturday December 8th
11.00pm Holy Communion town the bustling hub that it was in years past. recently for Jordans & Ryvita - country and 10.30am to 4pm and Sunday December 9th.
There will be no Service at St George’s on Christmas Day I will not stop until we have made a western themed parties, hen parties, wedding 12 Noon to 4pm. The raffle will continue
Sun 30th 10.30am Group Service difference. Watton is working with Swaffham dances, school and care home bookings etc. over both days. Quiz – hymns and songs,
Celtic Holy Communion to look at all angles and hope to bring some They also enjoy giving something back to the Refreshments both days. Come and help
fresh ideas to our towns. This sharing of ideas community in the form of charity dance judge the best Christmas tree entered this
is working well. As are ideas that you, the displays. year. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Wayland News December 2018 Page 13
doont consarn him. organisation that will carry out the coming year, well done chaps and this world famous RHS show has
West Norfolk Carnt say thas bin kwiet in tha
willage o late cos thas bin like a
site assessments, that we have been
accepted for their Technical Support
thanks for all your hard work.
Our workshop as always is buzzing
been on the site of the Chelsea
hospital for over 100 years and now
Aviation pheasant shoot most evenins, them
ole firewuks must hev set them thet
package; this is also being funded by
a government grant. AECOM have
away with various jobs underway, the
donation of a Wood Lathe has given
receives 157,000 visitors a year?
The first meeting of the new
Society let em orf a fortune. Cos when I took
a squint o sum in tha shops, I wos
advised that their programme of work
will last until the end of March 2019.
members extra interest with several
members looking forward to having a
committee was buzzing with ideas, as
members will see from the new 2019
On Tuesday 6th of October, in the suffin raw wen I saw wot tha corst. The next village presentation to try at some wood turning. Schedule. Events for December are
cosy confines of the Mundford Thet hev gone a bit kwieta tha week update parishioners on the The next thing on our agenda is the Members Christmas party and out
Bowls Club, the West Norfolk tho. Neighbourhood Plan will be at 7:30 finding a good size Wooden shed to entry for the Shipdham Tree Festival
Aviation Society proudly presented, Horry an me missed tha larst Cowncil pm on Friday 7th December at the erect at the end of our garden area, – we think you will be surprised! For
for the first time in the history of meetin cos we hed a dart match down Wells Cole Community Centre; this this will be for the storage of items in 2019 we now have a meeting for each
the club, a lady speaker who tha pub, thet wos a semi final an we will be attended by our local MP, our main hall that we do not use on a month of the year, starting with
captivated her mostly male wos ten tew wun ter win, an we did. George Freeman. The presentation daily basis, a wood store for the January 17th for our very popular
audience. This elegant and eloquent Beat tha Dutty Duck team by six will include more details on the Site workshop, and storage for our garden Beetle Drive and Fish and Chip
lady, Jocelyn C. Blakey, gave a gearms tew tew. I rekkun we shell git Allocations – including the number of tools & equipment. Supper. All this for just £1.00 a
brief but intensive insight into the ower nearms on tha cup nex munth new homes proposed, the Village Our membership and attendance on month (£12.00 annual membership).
life of her brave and adventurous wen we teark on them ole boys from Character Assessment and the Design our opening days is steadily We wish everyone a very Happy
father, Roger Maw, who, being the tha King Billy. We moostly give em a Guide. increasing and it is not unusual to Christmas and a blooming good New
son of a gentleman farmer, expected good trowncin. If you have any comments or have 25+ members on a Monday our Year!
to follow in his father’s footsteps Anyhow Horry hed a wud wi sum o questions on any of this, or anything most popular day. Dates for your diary: Free to
until, that is, he was cajoled into tha cowncillers and he say tew them else to do with the Neighbourhood As always our computer group are as members - £2.00 non members
joining the Special Reserve Air he say. “Git tha ole Chairmawtha orl Plan, or you'd like to be added to our busy as ever with repairs and sales of Friday 29.11.18 – Sunday 2.11.18
Force in 1927 by a wing riled up cos Sid want suffin mailing list, please get in touch with refurbished computers and Laptops, Shipdham Christmas Tree Festival
commander from the nearby base at spectakuler tew write abowt, and cum Chris Blow on 01953 880915 or at all of which brings in Valuable (Our entry in aid of You Are Not
Waddington. Jocelyn described her yew back an tell us how it tunned additional funds to help with our Alone) all welcome FREE
father modestly but it was clear that owt.” Thet dint wuk cos as sune as running costs. Thanks Lads. Friday 13.12.18 7pm Christmas
he was a man of exceptional wun o tha cowncillers got intew an Our "Computer Group" under the Party with The West End Waiters
character with a natural flying
ability and a good eye for strategy.
argmint, down cum har little wooden
hammer an she hed em orl
Watton leadership of Jeff Heath have recently
donated a Laptop and Printer to "The
(members only)
Thursday 17.01.19 7pm Beetle Drive
He earned much respect from his
colleagues through a waggish sense
flummoxed and harf frit tew say
ennything else. So I hent got nuthin
Surgery Daisy Charity" ( a charity to assist
abused Spouses and Partners) under
and Fish and Chips (members only -
remember to pre-order and pay for
of humour and an incredible
practical and innovative ability. He
exsitin tew tell yew. Thar hint a nutha
meetin til nex year so I shell hefta gi Patient the Patronage of Lady Hayman. we
very much hope our donation will
your meal!) Mini show – any pot
was credited with designing and tha ole gal a bitta peece an kwiet fer a assist them in all the good work they Thursday 21.02.19 7.30pm “How
building the famous vaulting-horse
in Stalag Luft 111 which, apart
wik or tew. Pity. Participation are doing. We Developed Dale Farm Garden”
Hed tew teark a lood o bales owt tew Our up and coming events for Mini show – 1 stem of what is best in
from being used by prisoners of war
to keep fit, also served as
Ashill larst wik, took a fare time cos
harf the roods in Saham wos orl
Group December: Sunday 9th West Tofts
Church Visit and Christmas service. *
the garden. Look out for our updates
on Facebook at Bradenham
camouflage whilst escapees The Patients Participation Forum
closed orf. I see thars gooin ter be Friday 14th, 10am to 1pm, Mulled Community Hub
tunnelled beneath it. recently held a successful Saturday
sum more in Watton Green bein Wine & some Nibbles at our Hall in Laurene Henderson Publicity
Not entirely unscathed Roger morning Walk-in Flu Vaccination
closed, sum onnem fer sum time. Cos Church Walk, if you are passing Officer 01362 821164 / 07942
survived the war and returned to Clinic at the Watton Surgery with
we hed a similar bit o trubble in tha please pop in. 820590
farming at his cherished nearly 100 patients taking advantage
willage tha wik, cos we hed a warta *18th December is our
Lincolnshire village home. of the clinic to have their flu
leak an thar hed tew dig up harf the Christmas Dinner at Broom
Together with his records and his vaccinations.
rood. Cos thet ment the whull rood Hall, 7pm.
family’s subsequent forage for While patients waited for the
wos shut orf fer sevrul days, but niva We will be closing for
further information Jocelyn vaccination they were served
see enny wun dewin enny wuk. Thar Christmas on the 19th
published a book in 2014 defining refreshments. This provided an
is wun gang tew dig a hole, anutha December at 1pm and reopen
more fully the extent of Roger’s opportunity for patients to meet
cum an mend the leak an then a again on 31st December 10am
talents and achievements. The book members of the PPG and to raise any
diffrunt gang cum an fill the hole in. to 12pm.
is entitled ‘Wapitis Wellingtons and queries, suggestions or ideas on how
Boy Willy he say wen he wuked fer I would like to wish everyone a
Binderband’ to drive the Surgery forward.
tha water bord, jist he an yung Freddy Merry Christmas and Happy
There’s an interesting sequel to this The PPG would like to thank Tescos
yewsed tew dig the hole by hand, put New Year.
story, but hardly competitive: our for their support in providing the
a patch on thar pipe an then hoss tha Cheers, Richard Adams,
esteemed club secretary, David refreshments and other businesses in
mowld back in tha hole. Chairman, Wayland Mens
Allen, was recently dining at a the Town who allowed Posters/Flyers
I hev jist hard thet thar is gooin tew Shed, Church Walk, Watton,
hostelry in Feltwell the landlord of advertising the event to be displayed
be anutha good ole blow owt alonga IP256ET
which being Chris Samuels a one- on their premises.
the willage horl on Satdi, my missus
time member of our society. Chris Age Uk had supported the event and
say we orta goo cos she wunt hefta git
renamed his inn, The Wellington, to me enny tea if I hev enuff ter fill me
were present at the Surgery to talk to
patients about their Social Prescribing
commemorate the aeroplane’s boots.
activity at RAF Feltwell during Them mawthas allus dew us prowd so
Mr Tom Thurston, Chairman of the
and District
WW2. Wing Commander Roger I shant say no tew a good bit o forses,
Maw DFC flew many missions in althow thet mite be a bit arly.
PPG, said that this was the first event
that the PPG and Surgery had run
Wellingtons; as did our late My Granfer allus say “Tha cost of
together and its success would give
president, Wing Commander Ken
Wallis (James Bond’s stunt double
livin is allus abowt the same ---- orl
the PPG members confidence to Society
yew’ve got” Fare yew well tergitha Sparkling morning spiders`
in the film ‘You Only Live Twice’). undertake future events. The PPG
and dunt fergit, Dew yew kip a webs and frost-silvered flower
Chris was a past pupil at Methwold would also like to thank the Surgery
troshin. Boy Sid heads remind us of the beauty
High School and David was a past Staff who came in, voluntarily, on the
Saturday morning to help run the of our gardens in winter. It`s
teacher at the same school; the time to bring in a few Holly
former introduced the latter to
another diner, her name: Jocelyn
Saham Toney branches (and those ivy bushes
that you have been battling all
Neighbourhood Wayland year) for a festive display. And
don`t forget the mistletoe!
Plan Update Mens Shed Katie Hillier reported she has
Tha Ovington Shaping the future of Saham Toney!
Our landscape consultant has now
found some strange seasonal
gifts in her horses` field – the
concluded her work on the village Social Group oddest being a plastic duck!
Crower character assessment and the design Well here we are again, doesn't time We suspect Santa Fox...
By Boy Sid guide for Saham Toney and she has fly. Usually this time of year things At our Thursday 15th
Har yew gittin on tergetha, didchew presented her results to the Working seem to slow down but not at November meeting, Barbara
remember tew orlta yore clocks tha Group who are presently reviewing it. Wayland Mens Shed it would seem, Steward took us back to the
otha week. My missus she done orl The Call for Sites, which is the first with the weather being so good for warmer days of May with her
ours jist arta tea, so I dint know when of three stages in a process to allocate October our members have managed captivating talk on the Chelsea
tew goo ter bed. Sune got yewsed tew sites in the Neighbourhood Plan, to catch up in our Garden with work Flower Show. Her
it, an thet extra hour in bed wunt resulted in 15 sites being put forward progressing well towards getting it presentation with detailed,
attorl bad. Cos Horry niva botha tew for consideration and the locations of finished, with winter and the colder colour images of unusual plant
chearnge his one gret ole clock wot the sites are available on our website weather fast approaching there is not species, forms and
stand in his horl, thas yewshully harf ( much chance of using the garden any combinations gave many of us
a day owt anyhow, he say thas set fer We have received confirmation from time soon but we will have a good inspiration for next year`s
pub opnin time, thar rest o tha time AECOM, the independent start when spring arrives in the borders. Did you know that
A Peaceful and Happy Christmas

Thank you to all readers, contributors and advertisers for supporting The
Wayland News. If Christmas TV is as bad as usual, you might find colouring
in this picture will help pass the hours after the Queen’s Speech!
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Watton Twinning Association Catch Up

Our committee and members have who always put on German beer, food Annual Fireworks Event. hoping for a fine day. e.mail below for a chat and more
had several events to keep us busy and several extremely good singers Unfortunately the weather was We have a young Weeze family with information.
over the past 2 months. In September and musicians over the course of the absolutely atrocious and very cold. 2 children a boy and girl who would Twinning membership is just £10 per
we had a Tombola Stall at the weekend which all provides a terrific Quite a few people braved the like to twin with a young family in year for a family and £7 for a single
Carnival, the weather was fine and atmosphere to the whole occasion. It elements for the fireworks at 7pm but Watton or one of the surrounding adult. We hold 5 or 6 events a year
there was a very good turnout of was our pleasure to welcome Watton the heavens opened half way through villages. If you or anyone you know some to just socialize together and
townsfolk, which always helps in Town Mayor Tina Kiddell to formally and the bulk of the crowd retreated. A would be interested in hosting this others such as a Cream Tea, Carnival
making a successful Carnival Day for open the event along with her Consort huge thank you to the Army Cadets family please let me know by ‘phone and Oktoberfest to raise funds for
the organisers and everyone who was Sylvia (her mum) and great to see her who helped to put up and take down or e.mail for more information. when our Weeze friends come to
involved on the day. dad join in also, as well as Deputy our gazebo, they were brilliant. If you are interested in joining us and Watton, always a most enjoyable time
In October we held our very Mayor Pat Warwick and lots of our Our next event will be holding a making a link with a German family whether you have guests staying with
successful 3rd Oktoberfest, with members along with the pub regulars. Tombola Stall inside the marquis at in Weeze or just becoming a member you or just joining in. Tel:- 01953
many thanks to Cindy, Graham and At the end of October we also had a Chaston Place for The Christmas Fair to meet our other members socially 883317 or
the staff of The Bell, Saham Toney Tombola stall at the Watton Council on November 25th we shall all be please contact me by telephone or Margaret Devine (Chair)

This Keyworker position will be open submitting questionnaires concerning forwards for community cohesion postal address for the restricted fund for
Thank You to an experienced person to work the future of the Children’s Centre in across the different ethnic groups, this “Keyworker”:
Many thanks to all those who have alongside the fantastic teams of Watton has now passed. Discussion schools, nurseries and other activities. A/C name: Watton PCC; A/C no:
contributed to fundraising for a Volunteers at ADventure, Story Bags may continue, but whatever the Please continue to support us in 30946982; Sort code: 20-28-20; Ref:
‘Families Matter Keyworker’ for and other family work at St Mary’s; outcome, we must positively go pressing on to raise the necessary funds “Key Worker”
Watton, following the wonderfully activities also in partnership with forwards joining up the provision and for this post, by the community for the Cheques to: The Treasurer, c/o St
supported Cocktail Party held at St Watton Churches Together and the care for the wellbeing of our families. community. Thank you so much: Mary’s Church Office, Church Road,
Mary’s on October’s Harvest Children’s Centre. The Norfolk A Keyworker would also play a Vicar, Revd Gerry Foster Watton IP25 6DQ. Please Gift Aid it!
Weekend. The momentum continues! County Council’s deadline for significant part in the strategy going A reminder of the Bank details and
The Wayland News December 2018 Page 16

Watton Rotary Richmond Park Golf Club Ladies Section

We had our 64th Charter Night
celebration a dinner at the Broom
Hall Country Hotel, Saham Toney on
the 19th October; it was attended by
over 40 members and guests. The
principal guest was Rotary District
1080 Governor, David Simpson, who
not only gave a eulogy to the work of
the club but, much to their surprise, to
2 members. He presented Derek
Smith and Martin Anscombe each
with a Certificate signed by Debbie
Hodge, the President of Rotary
International in Britain and Ireland,
honoring their 34 years of Service to
Rotary. The honour included a
second Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF)
award and a PHF lapel pin decorated
with a small emerald, and a personal Back L-R Linda Hewison, Claire Carney, Margaret Broadbent, Carol Marshall, Julie Ellis,
letter from Barry Rassin, President of Maureen Flack & Hilary Prosper and in front is Rosie Sutterby
Rotary International. Paul Harris
founded the Rotary movement in 2018 was a wonderful year for golf as was Singles Knock-out was won by Claire Carney.
Chicago in 1905. proved by the Ladies of Richmond Park. On The Lady Captain’s Cup, for the Ladies Pairs
Watton Rotary President, Dr Mike Monday 5th November they held their Annual Knock-out was won by Julie Ellis & Hilary
Harvey, was one of many wreath General Meeting and Prize Giving Prosper.
layers at the Armistice Remembrance presentation and it was good to see so many The Singles Plate was won by Ann Achilles
parade at the Thetford Road car park different ladies picking up trophies throughout The Doubles Plate was won by Sandy
on Sunday 11th November. Once the year. McCormack and Jane Playford.
again, Rotarian Pat Murphy, with his Many of the trophies had been presented on Other Trophies presented at the AGM were
military experience and authoritative the day they were played for, but there were the Curtis Cup - Julie Ellis; Alison Sheard
and commanding voice, took charge other events that had not yet been completed. Trophy – Sandy McCormack; Handicap
as the Parade Master to ensure that These were as follows: Trophy – Jane Playford; Windfall Trophy –
everything went smoothly. The Heather Piper Trophy, for the most Carol Marshall; Granny Trophy – Maureen
As this issue of The Wayland News is improved player of the year, went to Hilary Flack; Secretary’s Salver – Rosie Sutterby;
the last of 2018, we wish all those Prosper. Combination Cup – Linda Hewison & Rosie
who have supported us in so many The Richmond Rose Bowl, for the Ladies Sutterby.
ways, a very happy Christmas and
Happy New Year. Martin Anscombe
Watton Ladies Walking Netball
Dereham Indoor Cyprus Tour 2018
Bowls Club
The Club would like to wish all
members a Happy Christmas and
good bowling in the New Year.
Why not learn to Bowl in the new
year. We do have an excellent
bowling green which runs very fast
Bowls is a excellent way to keep fit at
a very competitive price. Coaching
for beginners will begin the first
Sunday in January from 12 noon to 2
p.m. For more info contact Terry

Griston Church Ladies (from left to right) Dinky (coach), Jackie, Wendy, Anne (coach), Brenda, Joan,
Christmas Linda, Ronnie and Sophie (coach and host)

Recently seven ladies flew from Stanstead on the 10th October, to Paphos in Cyprus for a
Bingo friendly away match played at Episkopi Garrison. The match, played on Thursday 11th
Griston church annual Christmas October, was a good humoured affair, largely thanks to the ladies from the camp. It was
bingo will be held at Caston Village declared a tactical draw. After such a strenuous afternoon the evening was spent at Sophies
Hall on Wednesday 5th December.
Doors open at 7pm
Bingo starts at 7.30
local Taverna. With good food, drink, great company and much laughter was enjoyed by all.
The next few days were spent making the most of the hot sunny weather, exploring the local
sights, some very historic, that Paphos has to offer, before flying home on Monday 15th.
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