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FREE - Issue Number 265 - January 2019 HAPPY NEW YEAR *** THIS PAPER IS FREE

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Race Night Thank You Watton U3A End the Year With a Concert
A charity race night was held in memory of Stewart Dickson at
Thompson Community Hall on the 8th December 2018 and what a
fantastic night it was! Due to the incredible generosity of all our race-
goers and donations we were able to raise £1800 which will be split
between two charities, The Big C and The Watton Thursday Club. We
would like to thank all our local sponsors, Ward Gethin Archer, The
Italian Job, Sowerbys, Dutch Flower Parade, Adcock & Sons, Berwick
Jewellers, The Wayland News and M & C Talbot Builders. We would
also like to thank Pete and Sandra Merry from Babacos for the amazing
food served on the night. And finally we would like to thank everyone
who bought tickets and supported the event.

In November Graham Watts came to our pond. Ultimately he wanted to support the
meeting to tell us the history of Dale Farm, National Gardens Scheme and opened Dale Grand Second
a 2 acre plant lover’s garden in Dereham. Farm to the public in 2010 in this scheme.
Graham started out as a parks apprentice at Dale Farm has raised over £65000 for NGS Hand Book Sales
South on Sea then moving to Kew between 2010 and 2018. Throughout the Happy New Year to you all from
Gardens, after which he went to Cambridge talk Graham illustrated the stages of hard everyone involved in the Bookworm
as Parks Manager. He met his wife Sally, work and the ultimate finished garden with sales. Our first one of 2019 will be on
who had trained as a florist, working at lots of photos. A marvellous talk giving our Saturday 13th April, at Thompson
Cambridge Parks dept. members inspiration for our own gardens. Community Hall, starting at 10am. As
In December 2006 they came to view Dale There was no speaker in December. On 30 well as a new selection of books for you
Farm with the intention of buying a November 29 U3A members went to to browse, with no book costing more
property with a large garden. The garden Richmond Park Golf Club for a delicious than one pound, we’ll also have for sale
was what they were looking for with a Christmas lunch then on 5 December over plants, filled tubs, and gardening
spring fed pond and on that visit Graham 30 members enjoyed a Christmas party at paraphernalia. The ever popular chocolate
went round the garden taking soil samples the Christian Community Centre with tombola makes its reappearance too.
in jam jars. Subsequently they moved in to entertainment by our very own Watton Refreshments including light lunches will
Dale Farm in 2007. First they needed to 3rdAgers Ukulele Group (pictured). be available until 3.30, plus whole cakes
clear most of the garden and the pond. This The speaker for January will be Julian Horn and bakes for you to take home. The sale
work has resulted in a beautiful garden with with How, Why and Where Watton started. closes at 4pm.
over 1000 plant species in planted borders The pub lunch groups will not be meeting If you have any spare plants, either indoor
and waterside gardens, including a in January. or garden varieties, all donations will be
collection of 110 species and varieties of Please contact our Membership Secretary, most welcome. Collection can be arranged,
hydrangea. To help control the parrot Jacqui Cummings 01953 881716, if you just give us a call. Many thanks and we
feather weed in the pond Graham would like to become a member of the look forward to seeing you there. Keith and
introduced some grass carp to the large Watton U3A, or would like further details. Caroline 880153.

Gt. Ellingham &
District Flower Club
It is a New Year and the start of our
new Club Programme and an ideal
time to join our fantastic NAFAS
affiliated Club.
Membership £30 a year. Meetings
FREE to Club Members Club Meeting
on SATURDAY JANUARY 19th
2019 At Rocklands Village Hall,
NR17 1TR Afternoon session : 1.30 –
3.30pm Guests £7
Demonstrations by some of our ‘Oh so
talented’ CLUB MEMBERS to
provide a huge display of
arrangements as Raffle Prizes..
We are a very friendly, relaxed group
who meet monthly for demonstrations,
workshops, visits and other fun events.
We are actively seeking new members
and would love you to come along.
For more information call Club
Secretary : Jane Dalton 01953 498 694
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Carbrooke school.
Cheer Up January Bradenham & On the subject of our youngsters, our
Următorul Show
Let's cheer up January with something different and a good start to rotational cabinet display will be Wayland va avea loc
the weekend. There will be music and more on Friday afternoon
District changing over in the New Year. We have
pe 4 august 2019
January 18th at Watton Christian Community Centre. a rolling display to showcase various
The programme will include items of local interest, a short quiz & a Horticultural different organisations in and around us. Căutăm voluntari care doresc să ajute la
diverse secțiuni ale show-ului nostru, de
sing along. In fact just the thing to get rid of the winter blues. January will see the Kids Club display
Should be a good ninety minutes for £2 refreshments included. Society but also a Toys display with some la alimente și băuturi, inel principal,
aspect de site, divertisment și marketing,
Doors open at 2pm for a 2.30pm start. See you there? interesting and lovely exhibits of a
We wish you all a Happy New Year toymaker very close to the heart of în plus față de asistența generală și
We have had a packed programme of Watton Museum. Definitely something organizarea cu set-up și down-down.
events in 2018, culminating last month in we cannot wait to share with the public. Toate bun venit!
our Friday Christmas Party. We enjoyed Our future rotations also include the likes Dacă credeți că ați putea fi interesat, vă
hilarious entertainment with The West of the Women's Institute and Scoulton rugăm să sunați sau să ne trimiteți prin e-
End Waiters, exchanged gifts and cards History Club. This display changes mail Claire Bowes, secretariatul nostru.
(in our usual entertaining way!) and throughout the year, so there will be Telefon: 07789 796937 sau Email:
indulged ourselves with the huge something new to keep everyone coming secretary@waylandshow.com
selection of savoury and sweet snacks back to see what Watton people have www.waylandshow.com
(and the odd glass or two!). On display given their community!
was our entry for the Shipdham Tree Our position in the town and community Kitas "Wayland Show"
Festival. The theme was “Peace in our spirit grows on a daily basis and we are
Time”, which members of the committee always trying to build that enjoyment of
vyks 2019
interpreted (as only keen horticulturalists history for our town and give back. We m. Rugpjūčio 4 d
can) with “Peas in our Thyme” with are always appreciative of the work and Mes ieškome norinčių savanorių, kurie
home made decorations of pea pods, efforts that our volunteers and trustees norėtų padėti įvairiuose "Show"
doves and herbs. Money raised was for put in for Watton to enjoy. We began by skyriuose, nuo maisto produktų ir
the charity YANA (You Are Not Alone) being lottery funded but do rely on gėrimų, pagrindinių žiedų, svetainių
which offers support for farmers in crisis. public donations for our running costs, so išdėstymo, pramogų ir rinkodaros, be
Time to look forward with a new please, should you find yourself in bendro pagalbos ir organizavimo, kuriant
committee whose first innovation is to Watton, come and talk to us. See what ir nuleidžiant. Visi laukiami!
bring forward our first event, the we have to offer and see what we have Jei manote, kad jums gali būti įdomu,
members only Beetle Drive and Fish and for sale and ask us questions! Talk to us skambinkite ar el. Paštu Claire Bowes
Chip Supper. about how you want to help and what mūsų parodų sekretoriui.
This is a hugely popular evening, so you can do for our wonderful museum, Telefonas: 07789 796937 arba El. Paštas:
make sure that you get your orders but most importantly, have a very Happy secretary@waylandshow.com
placed. If you have not yet joined us, New Year! www.waylandshow.com
this would be a great introduction to see
what £12.00 a year membership gets
you!
Wayland Show Wayland
Future dates for 2019: Volunteers Wanted
January 17th Thursday 7:00pm Beetle
Drive and Fish and Chips (members only
The next Wayland Show will be held on Men’s Shed,
4th August 2019
- remember to pre-order and pay for your
meal!) Mini show – any pot plant.
We are looking for willing volunteers Social Group
who would like to assist with varied Having just walked back from town in
February 21st Thursday 7.30pm “How
sections of our Show, from food and the chill wind it was a sharp reminder
We Developed Dale Farm Garden”
drink, main ring, site layout, that we have reached that time of year
Mini show – 1 stem of what is best in the
entertainment and marketing in addition and by the time you read this article the
garden members free - £2.00 non
to general help and organisation with set- dawn of the year 2019 will have come
members
up and take-down. All welcome! and gone. I now find myself thinking of
Look out for our updates on Facebook at
If you think that you may be interested the new year ahead and 2018 that is
Bradenham Community Hub
please call or email Claire Bowes our sadly so nearly passed and I like so many
Barbara Steward Chairman
Show Secretary. of us will be yet another year older. I
barpamsteward@gmail.com
Telephone: 07789 796937 or Email: would like to think that 2018 has been a
Laurene Henderson Publicity Officer
secretary@waylandshow.com good year, our committee and several
01362 821164 / 07942 820590
www.waylandshow.com non committee members have worked
hard to make WMS a success in various
Watton Museum Nākamā Wayland ways and my thanks goes out to you all,
What does 2019 have in store?
izstāde notiks 2019. gada when I walk in to our hall on a Monday
As we approach a New Year, the morning and see some 20 or more
excitement continues to grow around our 4. augustā members socialising, playing cards or
little town. We remain in forethought of Mēs meklējam gatavus brīvprātīgos, kuri pool, working in the workshop or our
our townsfolk as they find new and vēlas palīdzēt dažādās mūsu izstādes garden area or just having a cuppa and a
enticing appraisals for us to follow up. sadaļās, sākot no ēdieniem un chat I realise we must have done
Just recently, confirmed through dzērieniem, galvenajiem gredzeniem, something right. Thank you very much
Gressenhall museum, we prepare a new vietnes izkārtojumiem, izklaidei un Gentlemen, a good job well done!.
exhibit of eighteen worked flints which mārketingam, kā arī vispārējai palīdzībai Sunday 9th December was our visit to
includes weaponry! This will be on un organizācijai ar iestatīšanu un “St Marys Church”, West Tofts for a
display in our new bespoke cabinets noņemšanu. Visi laipni lūdzam! Christmas service, to those of you who
being built for the start of 2019. Another Ja jūs domājat, ka jūs varētu būt interesē, don’t know “St Marys” it is on the
recent acclimation comes from the lūdzu, zvaniet vai e-pastu Claire Bowes “Battle Area” and comes under the
Second World War. A local family have mūsu Izstāžu sekretārs. umbrella of the Ministry Of Defence
donated a 'Goldfish Club' membership Tālrunis: 07789 796937 vai e-pasts: who are kind enough to allow the church
card! If you are like me and do not know secretary@waylandshow.com to be used at important times during the
what this is; a membership card comes to www.waylandshow.com year. The church was full to capacity
those who survive being shot down and (possibly up to 400 people) the service
using the emergency dinghy! The card in Następny Wayland Show was approximately 1 hour and was
question comes from a family in Griston followed by a glass of Mulled wine and a
and we are extremely grateful for this
odbędzie się 4 sierpnia mince pie outside in the surrounding
acquisition. 2019 roku grounds, under marques, it was attended
It would be hard missed that this year Szukamy chętnych wolontariuszy, którzy by 34 WMS members, wives and friends,
was the one hundred year anniversary of chcieliby pomóc w różnych częściach and an enjoyable time was had by all.
the Armistice. What it also means is that naszego programu, od żywności i Well that’s probably enough from me for
it has been one hundred years of the napojów, pierścienia głównego, układu this year it just remains for me to remind
Royal Air Force. With our little town strony, rozrywki i marketingu, a także do members of our opening and closing
having such a strong history with the ogólnej pomocy i organizacji przy times this Christmas as follows: We will
RAF, a lot has happened in celebration. konfiguracji i zdejmowaniu. Witamy! close for the festivities on *Wednesday
As a result, we have had a donation in Jeśli sądzisz, że możesz być 19th December at 1pm*, we will then re-
the form of a model Spitfire from zainteresowany, zadzwoń lub napisz open on *Monday 31st December at
Carbrooke school. This will be going on Claire Bowes, naszego Sekretarza 10am to 12pm* there after our times
display with a great thanks to our young Wystawy. will be back to normal.
students for their hard work and hope Telefon: 07789 796937 lub e-mail: Cheers until next time.
they are as proud of themselves as we are secretary@waylandshow.com Richard Adams, Chairman, Wayland
pleased with the outcome. Thank you www.waylandshow.com Mens Shed, Social Group.
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The Hingham Hoard, courtesy of Norfolk Museums Service, photograph David Kirkham
Tim Pestell, Senior Curator of Archaeology at Viking settlement in England. It is not known
Viking – Norfolk Museums Service said: “Norwich
Castle is an ideal venue to host a show about
exactly when Danish Vikings settled in
Norwich but it is likely to have been in the
Vikings – Norwich itself bears traces of its late 880s. As well as the sometimes
Rediscover the own history as an Anglo-Scandinavian town spectacular finds from the period found in the
and is positioned at the centre of an extensive area, East Anglia’s Viking heritage lives on in
Legend region well-known for its Viking heritage. the survival of Viking place-names in the
Some of the most significant Anglo-Saxon and Extensive and important finds of Viking and region such as Scratby, Filby and Mautby.
Viking treasures ever discovered in Britain Anglo-Saxon material have been made Viking: Rediscover the Legend will explore
will go on display together at Norwich Castle throughout Norfolk and the wider East the complex interaction between the Anglo-
Museum & Art Gallery from 9 February to 8 Anglian area, many of which are now in the Saxon and Viking cultures at both a national
September 2019. Norwich Castle archaeology collections. We and local level.
Featuring star objects from the British are thrilled to be working with the British The exhibition will be supported by an
Museum and Yorkshire Museum, Viking: Museum and York Museums Trust to explore extensive schools programme and events
Rediscover the Legend will offer a fresh the legend and legacy of the Vikings through programme including talks and Viking themed
perspective on how Vikings shaped many some of the most beautiful and important holiday activities for the February half term
aspects of life in Britain. Viking artefacts ever discovered in the UK.” and Easter.
The exhibition will include the Anglo-Saxon Cllr. John Ward, Chairman of the Norfolk
York Helmet, the most outstanding example Joint Museums Committee, said “We are
of its type to survive, as well as the most delighted this fantastic exhibition is coming to Norfolk Wildlife
significant Viking treasure ever found in the Norwich. It will build on the huge success of a
UK – the Vale of York, Cuerdale and Bedale previous British Museum touring exhibition at Trust, Breckland
Viking Hoards. Norwich Castle, Roman Empire: Power &
These finds will be shown alongside People, which proved that there is a huge Local Group
highlights from Norwich Castle’s own appetite for high-quality archaeology In November we had a good turnout for Gemma
extensive collections, including items on exhibitions. We look forward to Viking: Walker’s very interesting talk on NWT’s new two
display for the first time, and will be Rediscover the Legend bringing in visitors year project “Wildlife in Common”.
interpreted in new ways which challenge our from across Norfolk and the wider region and The aims of the project are to reconnect and
perceptions of what it means to be Viking. attracting high numbers of school visits to celebrate common lands with community led
Andrew Woods, Senior Curator at the explore this powerful part of our local and solutions for improvement where needed.
Yorkshire Museum, said: “This is a unique national story.” Volunteers have been equipped to carry out survey
opportunity to see some of the best Viking and The exhibition opened at the Yorkshire work, with some trained in historic recording.
Anglian treasures in the UK displayed Museum in May 2017 and has also visited the Sixty commons are being targeted and five sites are
together for the first time. It will feature stand University of Nottingham Museum and The listed for historical research. NWT wish to make two
out loans from the British Museum and Atkinson, Southport. Norwich Castle is the documentary films and develop circular walks
Yorkshire Museum, combined with new last chance to see this magnificent show and is leaflets.
research and exciting displays. It will also be a the only showing in the East of England. On Wednesday January 9th we are welcoming
rare opportunity to see the most significant Items from the Norwich Castle collections Andrew Clarke from the North Norfolk Local
Viking Hoards ever found in this country on going on display for the first in this exhibition Group, to give a talk on
display together in the same venue.” include a unique high-status gold lozenge “Birds and Wildlife of
Maria Bojanowska, Dorset Foundation Head brooch from Attleborough, the Hingham Antarctica”. Andrew
of National Programmes at the British Hoard of four silver brooches and 23 silver worked in Antarctica for 40
Museum said “The British Museum is pennies of King Edmund, and two silver years and will speak on the
delighted to be working in partnership with pennies of King Æthelred, a mysterious East wildlife living there and
the Yorkshire Museum on this exciting Anglian ruler known only from this coinage. current efforts to preserve it.
exhibition. Viking: Rediscover the Legend In total 43 new and previously unseen items As usual this will be starting
will shed new light on some of the most from the Norwich Castle collections will be at 7.30pm at Watton
significant Viking Hoards to be found in this included in the exhibition providing a Christian Community
country. With the support of the Dorset fascinating local perspective on this national Centre, High Street,
Foundation, we are able to tour the exhibition story. Watton. IP25 6AB. Cost £3
to the University of Nottingham Museum, The The kingdom of East Anglia was conquered non-members, £2 members
Atkinson, Southport and Norwich Castle by the Vikings in 869 when King Edmund was including refreshments.
Museum, and share these stories with as many martyred and then buried at Bury St Edmunds, We hope the weather will
people as possible across the UK.” and became one of the principal areas of allow a lot of you to attend.
The Wayland News January 2019 Page 4
pain was thought to have been
Catty Remarks cursed by a witch to have kittens
According to most estimates, cats have been domesticated for about clawing inside her body instead of a
10,000 years. In cosmic terms, that's a mere eye blink, but it was still baby – a prospect, understandably,
time enough for cats to embed themselves into our lives, our that would make her distraught
language and if they're feeling chilly, our beds. In fact, the sheer (she's having kittens') Although this
range of cat-related idioms in English and other tongues is ghastly myth sounds preposterous
astonishing. Here are a few with meanings and origins and a liberal to modern ears, it was taken
sprinkling of guesswork. seriously for centuries: records as
Cat burglar. Meaning – a highly stealthy burglar who relies on late a 1654 show that a woman
physical agility. appealed to a Scottish court for
Origin – this phase comes from cats' outstanding natural athleticism permission t end her pregnancy
which they owe to such physical attributes as an unusually flexible because of the 'cats in her bellie'.
spine and shoulder blades that are attached with supple muscle rather Looked what the cat dragged in.
than rigid bone. The phrase was popularised by Alfred Hitchcock's Meaning – an affectionate greeting
film To Catch a Thief (1955). for an unexpected or overdue
Catnap. Meaning – a short light sleep during the day. visitor, sometimes suggesting a
Origin – this word comes from cats' tendency to sleep whenever they bedraggled appearance.
can. On average, cats sleep for roughly 16 hours a day, which means Origin – its not uncommon for
they spend about a third of their lives asleep. So by the time a cat is domestic cats to bring home dead
nine, it's only been awake for three years! But, as anyone who's been prey in their mouths, by which time
owned by a cat will know, their sleep is often light – which is why a the prey is usually the worse for
seemingly slumbering cat can magically appear at your feet at the wear. Why cats do this we can't be
mere crinkle of a food packet. sure. One longstanding theory is
Have kittens. Meaning – to be extremely upset or worried. that it's a gift – a cat's way of
Origin – during the Middle Ages, a pregnant woman who was in expressing loyalty or gratitude to its
owners. But more recently a less very cautiously or indecisively. sense was once believed to reside in their
flattering theory has emerged: given that Origin – although this phrase is meant as whiskers, but we now think it's controlled
your cat probably never sees you a criticism, it derives from the primarily via their middle ear and
catching anything, it's concluded that immaculate care and caution that cats develops about 10 – 12 weeks after birth.
you're a useless hunter and is trying to often show when walking which allows Having a tail helps too.
help you out with a tasty snack. It's the them say, to negotiate a cluttered window For help or advice or if you need
thought that counts. Grilled shrew sill without knocking over any ornaments assistance with the cost of neutering,
anyone? (or only rarely). Their extraordinary please call us on 01842 810018.
Pussyfoot around. Meaning – to behave sense of balance also plays a part. This Rita Thompson.

Prunus serrula or Tibetan cherry has That’s quite enough on bark, let’s look at
In your garden beautiful shiny bark but takes ages to get to
the point where the bark is at its best and is
flowers. There is quite a selection of
flowering trees and shrubs, most of which
With Lotta Potts
not suitable for a small garden. Acers look have scented flowers. One of the most
A very happy and healthy New Year to pretty good in winter, Acer Griseum is the popular is viburnum bodnantese ‘Dawn’
you all. I hope your Christmas was all paperbark maple and although slow semi evergreen with pink buds in clusters
you hoped for and you have now got over growing can reach 15 x 12ft so it is said to that sit until the weather warms up a little
the hangover and weight gain. These two be suitable for small gardens but prefers then open to beautifully scented blooms.
last can be dealt with by visiting that company and a woodland setting which The scent will fill quite an area on a mild,
outdoor space near the house. A little might rule it out for small gardens. Silver still day so it’s as well to make sure you
light digging anyone? Maybe not but if it birch with its pure white bark is popular and like it. It will take a lot of pruning and
snows it will probably be necessary to I have long wanted to plant one and coppice goes on and on through autumn and
shovel some of that away from paths. it to three stems. Grown like this it is winter. Mahonias have yellow flowers in
That brings on the main word for January: stunning but does require a bit of room. a shuttlecock shape with a good scent.
“don’t”. Don’t step on frosty grass. Don’t Perhaps a little more down to earth for the The drawback with this species (if it’s in
step on anything covered in the white small garden might be bamboo. Yes you the wrong place) is the leaves as they are
stuff. Don’t wander carelessly on slippery did read that right but careful attention to sharp. Witch hazel flowers on bare stems
paving – take a little exercise and de- what’s on offer is a must. The clump and have a citrussy scent. The old
grease it. formers are best with those having thick favourite ‘Pallida’ has pale yellow flowers
Most of what can be done in January is coloured stems the best of these. but now there are more hybrids,
indoors. Clean up the tools and put them Phyllostachys is the main part of the name particularly ‘Jelena’ with coppery orange
away if you didn’t do this in autumn (no I with aurea (yellow stems) nigra (black and ‘Diane’ rich red. They are slow
didn’t either), wash pots and trays ready stems) and aureosulcata f. aureocaulis is growing to 10x10ft but can be grown in
for seed sowing in spring. Sow sweet lovely with golden/orange canes. These containers. In autumn the leaves match
peas if you are getting a bit stir-crazy and clump formers can be further restricted by the colour of the flowers. What a neat
want something to do that says growing in pots or tubs. To make the stems trick. There is a winter-flowering
‘gardening’. When Monty Don sowed even more outstanding trim off all the side honeysuckle, fragrantissima being one
sweet peas a couple of years ago he started shoots to leave the top few feet with variety with tiny white flowers and strong
some in autumn, some in January and the foliage. scent. The flowers are miniature versions
rest in spring. If I remember rightly the Coming a little further down to earth, how of the climbing honeysuckle.
autumn and January sowings did better about dogwoods? Popular in municipal Further down to the ground we have iris
than the spring ones. That’s enough of and supermarket carparks these can be unguicularis, the Algerian iris. This will
indoor/outdoor things to do as these overlooked as dowdy. So they will be if flower from now until spring, even
normally take place in the shed or the left to their own devices. They will pushing up through snow. Should we get
garage, neither place being comfortably produce wonderful coloured stems if snow it’s best to cut the flowers in bud as
heated. So indoors proper. If you can pruned hard in spring. The first bit of the they will last better in a vase. Hellebores
bear it, have a look round the garden see name is ‘cornus’ after that you get alba are starting to come into their own – plant
what is growing, flowering or generally siberica, which is the ever-popular red, near a path so you can turn the flowers up
looking good. If you are missing out then despite the rule that ‘alba’ normally means to see the spots and splodges inside.
try and visit an open garden in the area to white. Then there’s sanguinea ‘Midwinter There are now varieties with upturned
see what’s really on offer. If that’s not Fire’ with orange and pink stems that look flowers but I haven’t seen these offered
possible take a gentle stroll round the area like flames and a black version whose much. I suppose their popularity will
to see what the neighbours have on show. name escapes me. They are all very increase! We have winter flowering
Start to plan both for this year and next tolerant of soil conditions but must have pansies and violas, crocus, cyclamen and
winter and cuddle the catalogues round the the oldest stems cut out at the end of the good old snowdrops coming into their
fire. If you grow veg you may already winter as the new ones will have the own this month and of course there is a
have your seeds with seed potatoes brightest bark next winter. Carpark clematis for this month ‘Freckles’ with
chitting merrily. If you want to grow veg owners please take note. A last species white flowers, speckled maroon inside.
and are not sure about these things buy with coloured stems is the willow. Salix There really is a wonderful choice to pep
some potato growing sacks as these alba var. vitellina and its relatives have up the garden this month and most of the
normally come from the seedsmen with scarlet, pewter/purple and buff. The flowers will keep going through February
enough potatoes to go in them and full vitellina is vigorous and is useful if you so you get your money’s worth.
instructions. I can pretty much guarantee want to make baskets or screens. Kept You may have noticed I have not
this will either have you hooked or from well pruned to make the most of the suggested things to do for once. Take a
here on this column will be in the bin as coloured stems these willows will thrive in rest and plan but, unless the ground is
soon as it arrives. the same places as dogwoods including covered in snow, there they will be so
Trees with fancy bark do well in January: clay and wet. keep weeding.
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proposed sites that have been put forward for business men and women to come together
The Watton Society allocation with a map showing where the around the table and share ideas, and to
proposed sites are. In addition, there is a hopefully bring some energy to areas that need
summary of the questions raised by villagers, as attention. I am calling it WATTON WORKING
well as the answers given and some of the TOGETHER. It is my belief that rather than
responses from villagers to the threats and bemoan the state of our town, we should work
opportunities presented by the proposed sites. together and get things done ourselves.
All of the proposed site will be reviewed for Again, watch this space, I will update you all on
suitability for development by an independent all developments.
organisation and that review is due to be With the new year we will be heading to our
completed by 27th March 2019. local town elections in May. This is your chance
You can find all the information from the to put yourself forward to run for your town.
presentation at: https://bit.ly/2EiUTqz You need to live or work within a three-mile
If you have any follow-up questions from the radius of town and to be able to dedicate some
presentation or about what you read on the site, time to bring our projects to fruition. Details will
please let us know. Similarly, let us know if you be available nearer the time from Breckland
have any thoughts about the threats and Offices. Rest assured in the meantime, your
opportunities development of the proposed sites current council is working very hard to bring our
may pose, or the potential community benefits town towards a much brighter future. We will
you'd like us to discuss with the landowners. continue to work for as long as you keep us in
If you have any comments or questions on any office, after all it is your votes that put us in
of this, or anything else to do with the council, and it is you that we work tirelessly for.
Neighbourhood Plan, or you'd like to be added to This leaves me with one last thing to say…. On
our mailing list, please get in touch with Chris behalf of Watton Town Council may we all wish
Blow on 01953 880915 or at you a Very Happy New Year, full of good
stnp2016@gmail.com. Health and Happiness.
Watton Society's November 'Film Night; Tina Kiddell
presented by Philip Slater, was a night of mixed Mayor of Watton
entertainment, from nostalgia to comedy. A Mayor's Musings
weekend with photographers from Thetford With Cllr Tina Kiddell
filming their visit. A vicar and projectionist As you read this, we will be heading into a Wayland Women In
getting it wrong and how to do it properly, new year full of hope and new resolutions. In
(surprise, surprise). A cartoon of 101 fact, as I write this we are just getting back to Business
Dalmatians, Pongo finding a mate, and his normal after the mad few weeks leading up to We started of the festive season in good cheer
master finding a girlfriend, very funny. A day in the festive market, which was a great success, with plenty of atmosphere at Broom Hall in
the life of an English Electric Lightning test with so many people in town. Many thanks to the newly refurbished Chestnut Function
pilot. Lings for making my ride through town Room.
Winston Churchill's properties, inside and out, extremely memorable, wow, what amazing We welcomed our guest speaker, Kathy Webb
and the herring fleet in Yarmouth. Just some of bikes, it’s got my appetite going for getting from Palm & Sole in the Norwich Lanes, who
the evenings entertainment, plus popcorn at the back on to two wheels. creates, develops and blends aromatherapy
interval. The Society;s next meeting is on Ever since I joined the council, I have had a products. She also holds workshops and
Wednesday 16th January when we are visiting bee in my bonnet about getting things for the experience events which celebrate how unique
the Watton Museum. at an earlier time of youth in our town. Having got two 17-year each person is.
7.30pm. In the meantime a very Happy olds whom have grown up in this town, I Kathy has spent time as an aromatherapist,
Christmas and good health in 2019 to one and know first hand at the lack of youth provision including time at the Big C. She was
all, and we look forward to seeing you all in there is for this generation. Im pleased to subsequently asked to make products for
January. report that we are in talks with the youth clients, from which her current business
advisory board to hopefully bring together emerged. Much re-balancing can be helped
some ideas that will finally bring together with aromatherapy, with the products to
Saham Toney some ideas that we can bring to fruition. improve skin, body and mind.
Watch this space. Kathy was thrilled to have won three awards
Neighbourhood The neighbourhood plan led by Cllr Jane for her products last year.
Fountain and aided by Cllr Pat Warwick has A range of Palm and Sole products were
Plan Update shown concrete evidence and proof of need to available to try and purchase, along with make
Shaping the future of Saham Toney! hopefully secure some funding for projects -up from House of Colour, Christmas cards
A presentation on the status of the Saham Toney that im hoping to push forward. This is with from EACH and ponchos and wraps from
Neighbourhood Plan was held on 7th December what we have already gathered by talking to Country Meadow Makes.
to provide more information on the Site people. The neighbourhood plan questionnaire Our Spring lunch will be on Wednesday 20
Allocations. In addition, there was an update on will be landing on your mats in the very near March when we welcome Watton’s Town
the status of the Village Character Assessment, future and it will be your chance to have your Mayor Tina Kiddell as our guest speaker and
the Sensitivity Analysis and the Design Guide, say on how you would like to see your town looking onwards to our Summer event which
all of which are being developed by a landscape grow in the future. Without local knowledge, is Afternoon Tea at College Farm Thompson
consultant. We had hoped that our local MP, wants, and grips and groans, we at the council on Thursday 20 June.
George Freeman would be at the presentation can not move things forward without your Wayland Women in Business is a networking
but events in Westminster prevented that input, and as ive explained, the powers that be, group for ladies from all walks of life, whether
happening. in charge of funding etc, need to see evidence running their own businesses, employed,
To all those who attended the presentation; thank of want. So, this is our time to put our seeking to find employment or retired. Our
for your support and feedback thoughts down so please fill out the aim is to promote the importance of
If you couldn't make it, but would like to look at questionnaire. networking and making contacts in a friendly
the presentation, you can download the slides I am forever reminded how much better things and relaxed atmosphere. There is no
and the speaker's notes on our website, together work in town when we have joined up thinking, membership fee. We hold quarterly meetings
with a video message provided by George and talk to each other, and it is this that with a guest speaker and a hot lunch and it has
Freeman MP, a summary of the number of prompted me to ask George Freeman if he could become a great social event.
houses suggested by landowners for each help facilitate a meeting with some of Watton’s www.waylandwomeninbusiness.co.uk

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enny left oovas” stand for the coming year. It would appear
Watton “Waal” I say “I kin get yew sum teartas, that this is not a deterrent to prospective
cos them spuds the farma grew fer tha recruits especially when the buffet each
Rotary soopa market wunt up ter scratch, so thar month is all inclusive. There is no
woont hev em, I kin see if heel let me hev restriction on membership and it’s
Roundup a bait or tew. Mind yew sum are abowt tha particularly nice to welcome a growing
We were lucky with the weather size of golf balls, sum are like peas an sum number of lady members and, lady
on Sunday 25th November: there are eva so small, but thar tearst orl rite. My speakers too.
were threatening skies but we ole hogs luvem biled up wi sum meal” After the meeting ended the rest of the
managed to set up and lay out our Thas boy Julian sorted, so wos bin gooin evening was devoted to a video
bottle straw draw stall on the on in tha willage, yew mite well arsk. presentation, courtesy of Fred Miller and
town’s Christmas Market in time Tha willage horl hev put on anutha of projectionist Andrew Barnes. This was
for what turned out to be an almost them torks, tha larst wun wos orl abowt entitled ‘The Gimli Glider'. This aeroplane
non-stop stream of customers for thet mawtha wot gi tha ole Roomans a bit turned out to be a Canadian B767 airliner
over three hours from before the of a run fer thar munny. I allus corled har which ran out of fuel at 40,000ft and
official start to after the Christmas Boodersear, but thas orl bin chearnged managed to land without loss of life on a
Lights switch-on. Fortunately the now an sheez corled suffin else. Thet wos disused airstrip actively being used for car
generosity of our members meant a pretty gud evenin an thar wos a bar, racing events. The air accident report
that we did not run out of goodies Horry bort moost of tha beer an thar wos claimed that it was not pilot error or an
until the last minute. In that time orl sold owt afore tha evenin wos oova. aircraft fault but a situation brought about
we reckon to have sold some 2,500 Ire heard thars suffin big cummin orf afore by lack of training i.e. an administration
straw, attracting nearly 400 Chrismus so I shell hatter teark tha missus blunder; confusion over whether the fuel
winners of everything from a liter along, gotta kip har sweet dew else I sharnt was measured in gallons or litres. Steve de
of whisky to a sachet of orange juice. First git ennything in my Chrismus stockin. Rouke, long standing member and retired
time organiser was Michael Haythorpe and Tha ole cowncil Chairmawtha hev put a airline pilot, then took the floor and spoke
on duty for the early session were Mike dint in the front of har moota, cos we dint of similar experiences he had encountered
Gicquel & Martin Anscombe (see pic), larf wen she towld us. himself.
soon to be joined by Paul Weatherill (one We hed sum blook cum rownd an clent out At the end of the evening the secretary
way to keep warm in Yogi Bear costume) orl the grups along the roods, he wunt tha thanked the chairman for executing his
who rejoined us after a stint of driving sharpest tewl in tha box cos he hulled orl duties so well and in return the chairman
Father Christmas up and down the High tha mowld he dug owt inta the dykes. We thanked the secretary for having been
Street in his Jeep to the delight of the hev tew hoop we dunt git enny heavy rearn responsible for ‘holding the club together’
gathering throngs. A rota of other like we hed larst year or else we’ll orl floot during the last twenty five years. In
Rotarians sold straws for the numbered down tha rood and end up in Saham. Cor recognition of this David was presented
prizes during the afternoon, and we are thet wood corse a rumpus. with his favourite tipple, a bottle of
pleased to report a profit of £376.00 was I dunt know abowt yew but I rekkun tha Dalwhinnie malt whiskey together with a
eventually paid into our charity trust fund years git shorta, hent hardly put tha little light reading material; 12kgs worth of
account via Lloyds Mobile Bank. We find Chrismus decrashuns in the shud and were vintage aviation history.
it odd that the banks are limiting the gotta git em owt agin, Horry sez thas cos Chris went on to thank our charming hosts,
number of bags of cash that can be paid in were gittin owlda, hes bin gittin owlda fer Val and Len, for their contribution and
at any one time - no thought has been the larst seventy years an thar hent enny participation throughout the year and,
given to the fact that such community and wun in tha willage now wot remember him likewise, were presented with tokens of
other charitable events generate a lot of being yung. He wos probly borm afore our gratitude.
cash for small charitable organisations. thar hed birth sustificuts, so we shant ever
We have spoken of RotaBoards previously know how old he reely is, he meark tha
in this column. Originally, their purpose Queen luk like a little gal. Sorry Maam, Little Acorns
was specifically to show off children’s’ thas my MBE gorn tew pot.
schoolwork in places other than their Waal I supoose thas oonly rite I shud wish Playgroup
schools, where, by and large, the general yew orl a very Happy Chrismus and a Little Acorns which runs from the Youth
public does not get to see them. We have a reely gud New Year. Hoop tew hev a & Community Centre in Harvey Street,
number of display venues, such as the mardle wi yew in 2019, now I dew feel Watton will be closing its doors for the
Queens Hall and the Sports Centre, and we old. final time on Tuesday 18th December
would like to hear from any other pubic Mite see yew in tha pub on New Years 2018. Angie and I have been running Little
access venues that may like to display a eve, If I dew tha fust wuns on yew. Acorns since January 2003 and have seen
board or two. More importantly, because Orl tha best an dew yew kip a troshin. many children come through the doors.
of the pressures on schools - teachers’ time Boy Sid We would like to thank everyone who has
etc - not all schools are able to regularly supported us over the years and helped to
produce and update a board of children’s keep us open. Unfortunately due to lack of
work, so we are considering offering West Norfolk children and not being sustainable
boards to other organisations who may anymore, we had to make the very hard
wish to advertise their activities. Anyone Aviation Society decision to close.
wishing to hire a board or can offer a Whenever a club holds an annual general We will be having a sale of all our
display space is invited to contact our meeting it is quite common to assume that equipment and resources at the Youth &
President, Dr Mike Harvey, via our the event will be received with less Community Centre, Watton on Saturday
website - www.wattonrotart.org.uk enthusiasm than normal but, not on this 12th January 2019 starting at 12pm.
occasion; the West Norfolk Aviation We would like to wish you all a very
Society and its members enjoyed an Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
The Ovington evening in the spirit of what would Dawn and Angie
normally be regarded as a party, with food
Crower and liquor being supplied by our host and
Har yew gittin on tergitha, hent suffrin fer hostess at the Mundford Bowls Club. Indoor Bowls
tha cowld weatha of leart, cos we got orl Entertainment was provided by a comedy Why not begin the new year with a new
sorft arta larst summer so sumonnus hev double act comprising the Chairman, Chris hobby? Perhaps indoor bowls could be the
got a bittof a shock with tha frorsts of leart. Halliday, and the proxy secretary, David answer. Dereham Indoor Bowls club is
Boy Julian hev sed tew me “Git yew a Allen. sited within the Dereham Leisure
scribblin Sid, I wanta git tha pearpa owt A motion to re-elect all current officers centre.Station Road Dereham.
arly agin cos I’re gotta goo an ketch a bud was proposed and seconded. To confirm The club run eleven internal leagues.one
or two fer Chrismus dinner” solidarity, the chairman light-heartedly ladies team and two men's teams most
So I say ter him I say “Yew dunt hefta dew bestowed upon the worthy, hand crafted Saturday's which play in a county league.
thet ole partna, yew kin git hunnerts of medals he had constructed himself from We also run three roll ups per week.plus
buds from tha butcher or even thet ole non-negotiable UK currency. friendlies with other clubs.
soopa market, orl sorts from a little ole Fred Miller, our technical officer, proposed Interested? If you would like to learn to
chicken tew a gret ole tarky” the introduction of a logo to help others play we have nationally approved coaches
“Times is hard Sid” he say. “Carnt afford identify our organisation; this could be who can teach you. This month the bowls
enny of they, so I shall hefta goo an see used as a transfer to emblazon various world championships are being held at
wot I can ketch rownd tha hidges, praps a garments we might wish to adorn. The Potters Leisure resort. The last week of
pigeon or tew. If not I shall hefta meark motion was carried and new member, these games are broadcast live on BBC
dew wi a few sparrers, mite git a pie owt Mem Memet, a graphics designer, agreed Two For more information contact Terry.
onnem” to undertake the assignment. 01362 525 042 Or just come along.you
“Cor blarst” I say, “I dint know yew wos David Tyler, our treasurer, reported that will be made very welcome
thet hard up, har yew orf fer veggies we had a healthy set of accounts and it was Coaching juniors Fridays 4 til 6.Adults
then?” “Hent got enny yit, gooin tew see agreed by all that the current annual club Sunday's 12noon to 2 p.m.
iffen tha ole boy on the market hev got subscription of £10 per member should
The Wayland News January 2019 Page 7
Watton Churches Together Ruth Dwornik
JANUARY
I am sad to record the passing of Ruth Dwornik who died on
St. Mary’s Church, Watton
16th November 2018. Ruth was, of course, well known by all
www.stmaryswatton.org
Wattonians as the photographer behind Studio Khyber from
Follow us @StMarysWatton
the late 1940's through to the 1990's. In that time she
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me,
recorded the lives of many of us from babies through to
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays
being grandparents, including various pets and animals along
between 10.30am and 12 noon - Gerry Foster
the way! She also photographed churches and landscapes
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion
across Norfolk for clients and for the press.
2nd Wednesday Morning Worship
Everyone who found themselves in front of her lens will, no
Thursdays 7.30-8.00am, 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers
doubt, remember her 'no nonsense' approach! But it was
Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers
those skills with people and animals that led her achieving
5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise
the very high standards and incredibly good pictures. I can
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yr
not begin to guess the number of pictures she must have
term time only
taken in her time – a time when digital cameras were not
Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching
even thought of, but when proper cameras with film that
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm
needed developing and printing. Ruth did it all in black and
Tel: 01953 881252 email:wattonchurch@gmail.com
white and colour.
Sun 30th Dec 10.30am Group Service,
What I can tell you is that her collection of negatives, both
Celtic Holy Communion at St George’s Church, Saham
glass plate and roll film, extended to many filing cabinets full
Sun 6th 8.00am Holy Communion
of the history of Watton. A very small sample of which I
10.00am Holy Communion
have published over the years with Ruths full blessing.
Sun 13th 8.00am Holy Communion
Born in 1920, Ruth Stephenson drove ambulances all over
10.30am Covenant Service at
Europe during the Second World War which is how she met
Watton Methodist Church
her husband to be, Kazimierz Dwornik a Polish Cavalry
Sun 20th 8.00am Holy Communion
Officer who was a POW for much of the conflict. It was
10.00am Holy Communion
Ruth's indomitable spirit that facilitated her husband's
6.30pm Watton Churches Together Unity
journey to the UK post-war.
Service at Watton Methodist Church
For a photographer, Ruth's disabilities in later life must
Sun 27th 8.00am Holy Communion
have been terrible, not least among which was the virtual
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10
loss of her eye sight which must have been the hardest to
4.30pm Choral Evensong
endure. She is survived by her three sons Antoni, Stefan
Watton Methodist Church and Christopher.
www.wattonmethodist.btck.co.uk It is worth noting that coming from a farming family in
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and the Isle-of-Axholme, her father was an English Cavalry
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. Officer and the family line extends back to the famous
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large Stephenson family and that this talent has shown in her
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. children all of whom have been involved in engineering
Sun 6th 10.30am Mrs L Folkes one way or another.
6.30pm Rev B Winner
Sun 13th 10.30am Covenant Service
Rev B Winner The Power Of Silence What’s on at St Mary’s Church, Watton
Thursday 3rd January 10.00am Thursday Chat a social coffee morning at
6.30pm Local Arrangement Fr Gordon Williams,
Sun 20th 10.30am Mrs J Semmons St Mary’s Church, all welcome
Our Lady of Pity Catholic Church Sunday 6th January Adventure restarts 10.00am-11.30am free for 0-16
6.30pm Rev B Winner
Nowadays we hear a lot of talk about the benefits of years. Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching and continues
Sun 27th 10.30am Mr A Warby
Mindfulness. Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhist each Sunday term time only.
6.30pm Rev B Winner
practice, but you don’t have to be a Buddhist to practice Monday 7th January Story Bags restarts 9.30am at St Mary’s Church for
Roman Catholic Community being mindful, you just have to be human, alive and parents and preschool children and continues each Monday term time only.
Each Sat 5.00pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church conscious. That is not to exclude the conscious awareness Monday 7th January 1st Watton Rainbow Brownies restarts at St Mary’s
of other livings things, and for all we know there may be Church Rooms for girls aged 5-7 years. The Rainbows will be meeting each
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill consciousness in other things such as trees and plants. One
Sun 6th 10.00am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday Monday at St Mary’s Church during term time.
Native American Indian chief once said that “trees talk to Rainbows1stwatton@hotmail.com or look on Facebook
Sun 13th 9.30am Family Holy Communion each other, but the trouble with white people is that they
Sun 20th 9.30am Morning Worship Saturday 19th 10-12noon Coffee Morning at St Mary’s Church, Watton,
don’t know how to listen”. You have to be silent to hear all welcome.
Sun 27th 9.30am Holy Communion the trees talking. Friday 25th January 2.15pm, Watton Community Cinema at St Mary’s
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney The essence of meditation is stillness and silence. Silence “Mamma Mia 2” Refreshment Café opens one hour prior to screening.
Sun 30th Dec 10.30am Group Service, is both external and internal. In our modern world external Tickets £5, available at the box office on the day.
Celtic Holy Communion at St George’s Church, Saham silence is hard to find. We are so bombarded by trivia and The December Winner of the 100 Club Draw was number 24 Ellie Nethaway
Sun 6th 11.00am Lay Led Worship news and distractions we have lost the ability to just be
Sun 13th 10.30am Covenant Service at quiet. Nowadays in our digital world we have
Saham Methodist Church extraordinary means of communication, we are surrounded
Sun 20th 11.00am All Age Worship by noise to the extent that many become unsettled by the
Sun 27th 11.00am Holy Communion absence of it. Silence can become strange and unfamiliar,
or even threatening. We need to re find the ability to just
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke be quiet and be with periods of external silence in our day.
Sun 6th 10.30am Family Holy Communion Mahatma Gandhi used to have one day a week when he
Sun 13th 10.30am All Age Worship would remain silent. Despite his busy schedule, on his
Sun 20th 10.30am Holy Communion silent day he would see no visitors, speak to no one and
Sun 27th 10.30am Lay Led Worship just spend the day silently. Not everyone could do that, but
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington I’m sure many of us would benefit from it. Sometimes we
Sun 6th 9.30am Holy Communion just need to be brave enough to switch off the tv or the
Sun 13th 10.30am All Age Worship radio, switch off the mobile phone and the computer and
just dwell in the silence!
This is an important preparation for a period of meditation
Fountain of Life Church or prayer. We won’t be able to sit and meditate or be
The Well Christian Centre, Swaffham Road, Ashill IP25 mindful if we have just been involved in conversation,
especially a heated conversation or argument. We can’t sit
7BT Telephone 01760 441 902. quietly, stilling the mind directly after long periods of
Sunday Services in January watching tv and being glued to the computer. We need to
6th January 10:00 18:00 13th January 10:00 18:00 wind down from these distractions and enter the silence
20th January 10:00 18:00 27th January 10:00 18:00 slowly. So, the first thing we need to do is withdraw from
those things. Inner silence creates the awareness we are
missing in our busy distracted lives. This silence is not just
Thank You from Ashill WI an absence of noise but a creative energy. This is what Fr
On behalf of the WI, I would like to thank Watton Silver Band Laurence Freeman OSB director of the World Community
and Ashill Harmony Choir for making the Carol Concert held of Christian Meditation said: “Silence is really about being
on the 9th December at Ashill Community Centre a great attentive to who we are and where we are and what is
success. going on inside ourselves and outside ourselves. . . . . it is
Great music, lots of singing and the delicious cakes afterwards about being peacefully attentive, not self consciously, but
were enjoyed, raising the sum of £300 for the Tapping House simply attentive and aware.
Hospice. A lovely afternoon enjoyed by over sixty people. See Bringing some silence and stillness into our lives can
you all next year and wishing everyone a Happy New Year. become the meeting place with the Divine.
The Wayland News January 2019 Page 8

The next event, this time on a truly horrible, turkey roll and mincepies. The tombola stall
Christmas wet, windy and grey morning was the Coffee and the raffle did well and one very lucky
Morning in the Queens Hall on Saturday, lady was presented with the first prize of a
Preparations December 1st. Despite the weather a number beautiful hamper by our town Mayor,
When did your preparations for Christmas of people turned up and the refreshments and Councillor Tina Kiddell.
begin? Inner Wheel ladies started their Club the raffle were enjoyed by those who had This event raised the wonderful sum of £771
preparations on November 6th when they braved the elements. As a result we were (I reported on the Christmas donations to
gathered at member Brenda's home for the able to make a £200. donation to the Queens charities we have already made in the last
first of five Tuesday rehearsals for our Hall Maintenance Fund. We are all grateful edition of the Wayland News).
Christmas Concert. The chosen words had to have our Queens Hall so beautifully cared We do sincerely thank the citizens of Watton
been typed out, the music gathered and June for. who attend our events and help us to make
primed to get us singing. Starting on the right On the same evening, President Val attended them such happy and successful occasions.
note, breathing in the right place and, the Thursday Club Christmas Party taking The ladies wound up this very busy period
crucially, to look as if we know what we are chocolates kindly donated by one of our club with their own Christmas party at member,
doing……….well, we just hope it will be members. We are always pleased to support Jenny's home on December13th. Time to eat,
OK on the day! the work of this splendid club. drink and be merry amongst friends.
Then it was time to move on to member, Then, on December 12th it was time for As we say Happy Christmas to each other
Pam's home on November 19th to pack the THE CONCERT. The Hall decorations were may we also wish all our friends in Watton a
large pile of assorted gifts collected by splendid and the flower arrangements done very Happy Christmas and New Year too.
members to be wrapped and sold as Pretty by member Bunty, looked stunning. The P.S. At the beginning of January Mullengers
Parcels at the Town Festive Market on ladies donned their black and red, the West in Watton High Street will have tickets for
November 25th. Thankfully it was a fine and End Waiters added sparkly red ties to their our next two events. Our Annual Barn Dance
almost sunny afternoon and the town was usual outfits and we were ready (picture). on February 15th and the first of our
packed. The stall proved very popular and We had chosen the theme of Peace and lunchtime concerts on Wednesday,
our ladies were kept very busy, we hope all Goodwill this year and the selection of February27th. We hope to see you there!
the children and the mums and dads enjoyed readings, poems and songs reflected this. The Brenda Davis Club Correspondent. Any
their parcels. The sum of £391.70 was raised hall was packed and people enjoyed the questions about Inner Wheel please contact
which will be added to our charity funds. concert and then tucked in to lunch of a me on 01953 881792.

a viewing if you are able.
Westfield The designs for the Umbrella
decorations was either a book theme
Umbrellas e.g Elmer the elephant in the picture,
Unfortunately Westfield School were or original design by the pupils. The
unable to enter into the parade of art work in all of them is wonderful
decorated umbrellas in the Town and the pupils are to be
Carnival Parade in September. congratulated. Each class is named
However they had purchased an after a particular animal.
umbrella for each of their 10 classes The Umbrella Festival was organised
which are now wonderfully hanging in by the Watton & District Rotary Club
the school hall having been decorated and it has been decided to repeat the
beautifully by the pupils. Their efforts event at next year's Town Carnival.
are pictured (right) and are well worth
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