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Ovington Afternoon Tea Sporting Greats
Sunday 3rd February at 3pm
Who can resist a relaxing afternoon tea, with musical entertainment
provided by the lovely Rachel and Ian. Back following popular demand.
are Coming to
Tickets £6 per person - includes a range of sandwiches, home made
cakes and tea/coffee. If you've got visitors, bring them along. All
welcome. Tickets available at the Village Hall Monday mornings
Watton Sports Centre
between 10.30 and 11.30 or by ringing Christine on 01953 885848.

Oscar Wilde's Ernest
Saturday 23rd February 7.30pm at Ovington Village Hall
Brought to us by The Two Gentlemen Theatre Company and
sponsored by Creative Arts East. Performed by only two actors, this
is their version of Ernest, not just the original Oscar Wilde version.
Tickets are on a 'first come, first served' basis, 'Pay what you decide'
after you have seen the show. You will be given an envelope on
arrival and it's up to you how much you put in at the end of the show,
depending on how you rate the performance.
Creative Arts East only offer their best shows for this type of ticket as
they are fairly confident of success. The village pay the performers in full
and Creative Arts East guarantee the village against any shortfall.
Please book your tickets from Christine on 01953 885848. And if you
find you're unable to use them nearer the time, please let Christine
know, in case there is a waiting list.

The much loved
Wayland Show
moving to a new
date for 2020
The Wayland Agricultural Show has been a
much-loved fixture on the local agricultural
calendar since it was first set up over a century
ago, attracting loyal visitors and exhibitors
from across the region.
The Show committee and directors have
confirmed that the Wayland Show will be
moving to the early May Bank Holiday
weekend in 2020 to replace the traditional
August Show. The Show will take place on
Sunday May 3rd 2020.There will be no show
taking place in 2019 as the organisers focus on
plans for the launch of the Spring 2020 Show.
Plans are already underway to ensure that the Ex-West Ham and England Star Sir Trevor Brooking is coming to Watton
new, family-orientated Spring Wayland Show
in 2020 will reflect the heritage of the region Watton Sports Association and Social admin fee (Seating is on a first come
and the countryside of the 21st century, and Club will be hosting two evenings of first served basis)
provide visitors old and new with a truly rural entertainment, with special guests VIP Tickets are £50.00 each plus
show experience. from the sporting worlds of football admin fee.
New and exciting interactive events and and darts. On Friday 22nd March The second evening on Friday 19th
competitions will offer visitors of all ages the Watton Sports Centre welcome four April Watton Sports Centre welcomes
opportunity to enjoy hands-on experiences. West Ham heroes from the 1980 FA former world No.1 darts legend Bob
Whether that means the chance to sit in a Cup triumph over London Rivals Anderson and two-time News of the
shiny new combine harvester, or a close-up Arsenal. Guests include ex-West Ham World Champion Bobby George. The
experience with a Suffolk horse, or the chance and England professionals Sir Trevor evening will consist of tales from the
to ‘have a go’ at livestock judging, there will Brooking, Alvin Martin, Phil Parkes ex-professionals playing days, an
be something available to ensure a memorable and fan favourite Geoff Pike. The exhibition match between the two, as
day for everyone. evening will consist of an interview well as a Q & A period for the
At the heart of the new Spring Show will be with the players, who will reflect on audience ending with a memorabilia
all that is best from the region: quality their footballing careers, share stories auction.
livestock, unique craftsmanship, local from the dressing room, as well as a Q VIP tickets will also be available for
musicians, and local foods and produce. & A period for the audience to get the this event offering the chance to meet
The Wayland Show intends to celebrate all chance to ask a question or two. There the guests for photo opportunities and
that is good in the region and will be working will also be a charity auction of signings.
with the local community, organisations and memorabilia. VIP Tickets will be Standard Tickets are £25.00 each plus
groups to combine skills and talents to ensure available for the event offering the admin fee
that the 2020 Show is indeed a regional chance to meet the special guests for a VIP Tickets are £45.00 each plus
celebration, proud of its heritage yet looking photo opportunity and the option to admin fee.
to the future. have two personal items signed by For further information or to order
Wayland Show President Kevin Bowes said: each guest. The VIP Ticket will also your tickets, please phone 01953
“The 146th Wayland Show in 2020 will build entitle the purchaser to a seat at a table 881281 or feel free to pop in and
on the success of previous shows, but there near the stage, each table will seat Ten speak to a member of reception at the
VIP’s. centre, Watton Sports Centre,
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Standard Tickets are £27.50 each plus Dereham Road, Watton, IP25 6EZ
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will be new and exciting interactive
events and competitions. We are keen to
Mayor's Museum 4 Watton
At the beginning of January the display in our first-floor central
promote local participation to truly
reflect the diverse cultural heritage of our
Musings cabinet was changed, on one side it now shows one hundred years of
local area.” Cllr Tina Kiddell, Mayor of Watton the WI in Watton and Norfolk. On the other side is a display of
Mr Bowes added: “We are grateful to the Its strange at the moment county wide, British Royal Memorabilia dating from 1602 to 1820, James 1st,
many loyal sponsors who have supported with Brexit looming and Westminster Queen Ann, William and Mary and the four
the Wayland Show over the years and we arguing amongst themselves. I feel like Georges are all there. These two displays
look forward to welcoming them back to never before, that local community’s will be available to view until towards the
the new 2020 Show. We have raised really do need to pull together and keep end of March.
funds and donated to numerous local up the stability of everyday life. Who Have you seen this? It is called a ‘Bury
charities in the past and we hope to Knows what the future will bring, it is Helmet’, it is a very small silver coin of an
continue to do so.” actually rather exciting in a way. Which Iceni Queen from around 50 B.C., it was
Opportunities exist for volunteers to join ever way we all voted, change, as they found near Watton in March 1992. Sold to a
the committee in a variety of rewarding say is a coming. I dare say much will Queensland Collector and then to Chris
roles. Anyone wishing to learn more change here in Watton, we are a great Rudd of Diss, now acquired for the Museum
about how to get involved with the community and I do feel that we will by one of the trustees. There are only nine
exciting re-launch should contact Claire cope with whatever happens in Brussels of this coin known to have been found, it is
Bowes, secretary@waylandshow.com and London. ‘exceptionally rare’, this is the only one in
It is the community spirt that I referred to the World on public display, come and see
when a stranger asked me what it was it, cabinet 24, upper middle shelf. For
World Day Of like in Watton as they were looking to Letter from Australia anyone wanting to identify metal detecting
buy a house here. It is only when you By Chris OConnor finds, or with an interest in ancient coins we
start to list all the good points, you then Imagine spending over one million have obtained a copy of ABC, (Ancient
Prayer realise that there is so much here. It dollars on a luxury apartment and on British Coins), this book which changes
(A Women Led, Global, saddens me when people on the online Christmas Eve finding out you have to hands at £200-£300 is available to browse,
forums berate the town, it is the same leave. This is what happened to about on request.
Ecumenical Movement) people all the time, perhaps these people 300 people in Sydney this past Christmas
Come – Everything is Ready! would like to apply to come on to the when cracks began appearing in their 38
Everything is ready and the invitation is for council in our upcoming elections. storey residence. Prior to the drama
everyone - men, women and children of all Details will be available from the residents reported cracking noises and
ages to join this Day of Prayer.* Women Breckland Council Offices. I will also doors became jammed when the building
of Slovenia, one of the smallest and have details on my market surgery. moved 1 millimetre to 2 millimetres. One
youngest countries in Europe, have Regarding my market surgery, I must of the cracks that was already found had
prepared this year's service and they apologise, as I have not been there for a allegedly grown from 3mm to 20mm
encourage us to reflect on the barriers they couple of weeks, work commitments and wide in a little over a week.
have faced since the end of the Second appointments have kept me busy. I will After the entire tower block was
World War when their country was a part however be back on the stall on the 30th evacuated police found an internal wall
of Yugoslavia, a Marxist socialist republic. Jan and the 13th Feb and so on. had failed. Despite this emergency
They share the challenges they have met Council is sill working hard to bring services initially said they were
and the hopes they have for the future. things together for our youth, as I have ‘confident’ about building safety.
World Day of Prayer is an international, said before, it is close to my heart and Nonetheless residents were forced to stay
inter-church organisation which enables us would dearly love to see a skate park in in hotels and serviced apartments for
to hear the thoughts of women from all Watton, I have also said before, I will not most of the Christmas break. Bear in
parts of the world: their hopes, concerns give up until we have one. I feel so sorry mind this luxury apartment block had
and prayers. The preparation for the day is for our local youth, they really don’t only been open one year and is situated
vast. An international committee is based have that many places to hang out. I've in the prestigious Olympic Park precinct.
in New York and there are national spoken to a lot of them when they are out Many of the owners are cashed up young
committees in each participating country. and about and contrary to some views, people who have been flocking to the
Regional conferences meet to consider the they are nice kids, just bored. One thing I area in recent years with the now false
service and then local groups make their have noticed and its not a nice change in hope that they were investing in prime
plans. Finally, at a church near you on society, and it is this, back in my day, real estate.
Friday March 1st 2019 people will gather and yes that was a long time ago. We as Sad tales such as these were the norm:
to celebrate the service prepared by the kids used to get up to whatever, and if we Susan Maguire and her son Joshua were
women of Slovenia. were out of line then a grown up would among those evacuated. It is still unclear
The Day of Prayer is celebrated in over say “I'm gong to let your mother know”, when they will be able to return. "[I'm]
120 countries. It begins in Samoa and this was enough to keep us in line. shocked and scared because my favourite
prayer in native languages travels Nowadays however there is not the same teddy is up there as well," Joshua said.
throughout the world --- through Asia, approach. This is a shame, as we are a Just after midnight on Christmas
Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the small Town, and I think it would be nice morning, residents of those units
Americas before finishing in American if we looked out for each other’s kids. Its declared safe were allowed to return
Samoa some 38 hours later. all about respect, treat others as you home.
The local Service in the Wayland area is would like to be treated. The advent of Police said residents of the units deemed
on Friday 1st March 2019, 2.00pm at St social media in my opinion is not a good to be structurally unsafe had been
Mary’s Church, Watton. Please contact one, but that is a whole separate topic. "escorted back to gather their belongings
Margaret Cator 01953 882187 if you Rest assured in the meantime we at the and have made their own arrangements
would like further information. council are truly striving for facilities for for accommodation".
our youth and I will continue to update And it gets worse. Apartments have
you on progress. already been - or will be - gutted on
Diabetes UK The neighbourhood plan forms are
coming in steadily and data is being
levels four, six, seven and 10.
This will include, but is not limited to,
Our first get together of the New Year collated. It is my hope that we will have removing the walls to assess the
was a "Coffee & Chat meeting We enough information to bring the plan to structural damage.
spoke about our Christmas party, which fruition soon. Naturally owners are furious with many
was regarded as a great success, and Dates for your diary. We are organising coming to terms with the fact they will
several other ideas were also discussed, another open garden and yard sale never be able to sell their apartments.
including our speakers for this year. I 15/16th June One real estate insider said the
have been extremely fortunate to arrange Also, an antique fair along the high apartments had effectively dropped by at
for some Diabetes health professionals to street, where you will, like on the TV, be least 60% of their original purchase
come and talk to us this year, as, because able to have valuations done and shop for value. Photos show the major impact
of their work schedules they are very things, as well as have a great day out remediation work is having inside
rarely available. with the road closed, there will be fun for apartments, with carpet ripped up and
At our next meeting we are very all the family. Details to follow. This will holes sliced in walls, casting doubts over
fortunate to have the Mayor, Tina be 7th July. whether residents could return.
Kiddell, will be speaking about her life I am criticised a lot for having rose The disaster comes amid a crackdown by
as a London cabbie. This will be on coloured glasses on when it comes to my the government on new buildings with
Monday February 11th, 10.15am, at the home town, but surely even the critics many insiders saying Sydney has grown
Pentecostal Church, whom we thank for can see that we are an up and coming too quickly and as a consequence corners
the generous use of their facilities. vibrant, multi-cultural quintessentially have been cut to meet the increasing
For details of the group, please phone old market town nestled in the heart of housing demand. That is little comfort to
and leave a message on 01953 884713, the Brecks, what’s not to like? these owners who watched their
or email rjwhrt56@btinternet.com. Tina Kiddell investment vanish over the Christmas
Helen Thompson Secretary Mayor of Watton break.
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well-rotted manure or compost and the
Gt. Ellingham & District In your garden fruit will be better as well. The canes Project Linus
will produce new shoots very soon and
Flower Club With Lotta Potts
First of all I would like to wish Orbiter a
it’s as well to watch the surrounding area
for strays as the roots will grow under
Norfolk
Are you interested in flower arranging? Do come along to one of
our meetings. Our next is on SAT afternoon (in Jan /Feb due to very happy retirement. I shall miss your ground until they find a bit of space then Coffee Morning and Soup Lunch with Sew
weather conditions) forthright and occasionally acerbic views shoot. They aren’t too fussy about and So’s of Bungay pop up shop.
23rd FEBRUARY, 1.30 – 3.30 pm at Rocklands Village Hall NR17 on life. shooting through the gaps in paving or With the support of friends and Barnies (a
1TR - a WORKSHOP by our Chairman, Brenda entitled – Ring – Now to the vexed question of what on into flower beds. I have known them local business) a coffee morning and soup
own design – flowers & ring provided – bring toolkit/scissors, a bag earth are we going to do in the garden? I travel several feet so have not lunch is going to be held on Saturday 9th
for rubbish and small leaved hardy foliage, twigs etc plus a 12” must admit that if the winter weather has immediately identified a small shoot February at Watton Christian Community
plate - you will love it! FREE to members. Guests £10 been mild and reasonably wet in until it became almost impossible to Centre from 9.30 am until 2 pm with Sew
We are associated to NAFAS and we are a very friendly club that December and January, as it has been shift. This is the only downside as the and So’s of Bungay pop up shop, tombola
would love to welcome more members. from the end of 2018 to the beginning of fruits are very welcome late summer to and second- hand book table. Please make
We usually meet every 3rd Monday, monthly for demonstrations, 2019, I do hold my breath as to what’s early autumn and are absolutely a note in your diaries and come and support
workshops, garden visits etc. coming. You know that we shall have delicious. These raspberries can be a local cause.
Membership is £30 per year, usually £7 per visit as a guest. It is an some snow between the middle of planted now as can other bare-root trees As over the last year I have been very busy
ideal time to JOIN – as our Club year starts from January.. February and spring whenever that and shrubs. If you have apples and pears as Project Linus Norfolk coordinator with
Our New Programme for the year ahead is great! We meet at decides to arrive. This January we have that weren’t pruned in January it’s fine the help and support of local quilt groups,
Rocklands Village Hall, NR17 1TR, 7.30pm - doors open 1/2 hr had reports of unseasonably early to catch up now. Most standard fruit quilters, friends and family who have
earlier. If you would like more information or a lift to meetings daffodils, other bulbs and flowering trees should be the shape of a wine glass helped either by helping fund raise, making
please telephone me on 01953 498694. Jane Dalton. (Secretary) shrubs. Keeping in time in my own with the trunk the stem. Then aim for an quilts or attending the organised sewing
patch there are no surprises – a couple of open bowl shape on top. This lets lots of days at Thompson Community hall.
snowdrops, hellebores starting into bud, air and light in and hopefully the fruit The quilts have steadily been made or
Inner Wheel at the winter clematis and the dreaded
wintersweet. Now that’s got into its
will be easy to harvest. The single
cordon ‘Minarette’ type trees need to be
donated to me over the last year , just under
400 quilts have been given out over 2018,
stride no amount of pruning will stop it
Festive Market and it now reliably flowers profusely. I
treated differently. In theory these don’t
need to be pruned and will grow in pots
when requested or distributed to Nelson’s
Journey, the NICU and children’s wards at the
The Inner Wheel Club of Watton raised £391.70 at the Festive Market have to admit that the scent isn’t too bad or about 18” apart. I have a couple of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital,
in Watton on Sunday 25th of November 2018. Grateful thanks are from a distance of a couple of yards. At the apples and these don’t really Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Regional Foster
given to all who supported our stall. What a fantastic day it was. the time of writing I have seen several conform to the adverts. They don’t do Placement and Baby Day Clinics.
forecasts for the next couple of weeks too well in pots but once in the ground To achieve this about £800 has been spent
until the end of the month, ranging from are really grateful for the release and off on costs for hiring the hall for sewing days
Dance-Away at The Queens Hall frosty mornings to a ‘Beast from the they go. They need to be kept in check a over the course of the year, buying material
East Mark 2’ with deep snow. bit so the first thing is to reduce the and wadding to make the quilts. As I
February no dance, March 2nd 7.30 - 10.30pm Ignoring all the gloom and doom make a leader (strong upright branch straight off volunteer to do this in Norfolk to” give
Ballroom, Latin & Sequence plan for when the weather is bearable. the trunk) to its allowed height. This is children a hug they can keep” when they
Maybe you have a bit of winter digging usually between six and eight feet. Then are seriously ill, traumatised or bereaved, I
Bar - Raffle to finish. Make a note to do it as soon as the surrounding branches should be have to raise my own funds.
possible. The outside housework pruned like any other shrub really: This has been achieved by a friend helping
probably needs attention. I know mine remove the three ‘ds’ dead, dying, organise a coach trip to the Fabric Guild at
does and again, despite good intentions diseased wood. Then look at the rest Leicester; any surplus money once the cost
to the contrary I still have stacks of and remove crossing branches. It’s best of the coach is covered goes towards
grubby pots. A suggestion I just found to take out the weaker of the two buying fabric; giving talks to local groups
to make you really cheesed off is to crossing and if they look equal pick the in lieu of a donation; I have made 3 Plum
clean the greenhouse with dilute Jeyes’ one that will make the tree look better. Pudding fairies, where people have donated
fluid and at the same time wash the pots As the ends of the branches are a bit to have a chance to win one by guessing the
and trays that are still dirty from last ‘whippy’ take these back to the spurs. name of the Fairy at three different
year. That’s enough to make anyone These are the knobbly bits that should locations; and the people attending the
head indoors for at least three months! produce the fruit. I hope I have got this sewing days have contributed towards the
Oh come on. We need cheering up after right! If I get a crop this year I’ll let you cost of the hire of the hall.
being stuck indoors over the first part of know. If I haven’t got it right I will The funds, to pay for future hall hire, for
winter and don’t need depressing stuff leave it alone for a year to let it sewing days, material, wadding and other
for the end. recuperate and read the instructions supplies to continue making the quilts are
So let’s look positive. Pruning is a good again. replenished, hence the coffee morning
subject for February. Some varieties of As far as the lawn is concerned if the and soup lunch on Saturday 9th February.
clematis should be pruned now. Some weather is dry and the grass is dry you It is through local support that I am able
people think there's some sort of magic may want to give it a bit of a cut. This is to keep achieving the quilt numbers I
or mystery about pruning. There isn't – fine but it’s a really early start. I feel it’s give out in Norfolk. Thank you for your
it's mainly common sense. For instance better to make sure the edges are neat past and hopefully future support. Please
if you prune a clematis that flowers early and repaired if necessary. The veg plot contact me by email at
then again in late summer you'll lose the also is repair and plan. If you have time plnorfolk@yahoo.co.uk or on
early flowers. Just give it a tidy until it's and inclination cover the soil with 07809702357 if you wish to help or have
finished flowering. The species that cloches or black plastic to warm it up but any queries. Jane Lond-Caulk, Project
have dainty bell shaped flowers don't to be effective this probably should be Linus Norfolk Coordinator.
need pruning at all. Stems in the wrong left intact until you are ready to sow or
places can be tucked back in or if they
really do stick out they can be pruned
plant out veg seedlings either March or Grand Second
maybe April. I am not sure I would like
after flowering. You can't go too far to be looking at a lot of black plastic for Hand Book Sales
wrong with any plant that needs pruning weeks on end. However, there is one Our first Bookworm sale of the year will be
if you leave it until it has flowered. joyful (well to me) job for February on Saturday 13th April at Thompson
Refer to the label for details of aspect, indoors and that is to watch the potatoes Community Hall IP24 1PY, from 10am until
pruning, soil type and other information. chitting. If you haven’t done so get the 4pm. The books on offer will include fiction,
That's not always possible if you've seed potatoes in, put them in appropriate reference, children’s and poetry, and still
inherited a garden and no information. containers – egg boxes are fine – with with no book costing more than one pound.
Whatever you do don't buy a plant the ‘rose end’ upwards then stand back There will be refreshments of hot and cold
without a label unless you know what and wait for the shoots. Like me you are drinks, homemade soup, cakes, savouries
you're doing. For instance if you wanted bound to get one or two upside down but and snacks to eat in, plus whole bakes to take
a small-flowering, scented 'Freckles' for those shoots will come along and all you away. We are selling plants, both indoor and
a small trellis you don't want to end up need to do is turn them over. It is a very garden varieties, to kick start your summer
with a 'Montana' that will take over the satisfying thing to do and even if you bedding display, and garden tools, pots, etc.
garden if not watched and pruned hard don’t have a lot of room you can buy There will be some Easter crafts for sale, and
(after flowering). You might strike strong bags sold by the seed merchants also the very popular Chocolate Tombola to
lucky and get a scented one. If on the for the purpose. This does work. try your luck at.
other hand you find yourself with a large If you are stir-crazy then treat yourself to If you have any spare plants, either indoor
plant climbing merrily through a tree just a pot of flowering bulbs or a shrub or or garden varieties, or any garden
leave it alone. cyclamen. Put the pot somewhere you paraphernalia, all donations will be most
Autumn-fruiting raspberries should be can see it then plant the contents out welcome. Collection can be arranged, just
pruned now and if you aren’t too once the flowers are over. This really is give us a call. Entry is free and open to all,
confident about pruning then this is your a morale booster. so come along to browse through our huge,
plant for practice. Cut all the canes to Oops, nearly forgot. If the ground isn’t new, choice of books. Many thanks and we
within 6” of the ground and that’s it. covered in snow there they will be so look forward to seeing you there.
The canes will benefit from a mulch of keep weeding. Keith and Caroline 880153.
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special wadding is used) and to hold
Watton Inner workshops in the art of making quilts to
encourage both newcomers to sewing or
Wheel welcomes those who already have some experience.
the New Year The amazing number of 388 quilts were
made in 2018 and passed on to children
The period leading up to Christmas is from newborns to teenagers and there is
always a very busy time for the ladies of always a demand for more. Should you
Watton Inner Wheel as they go about be interested in any aspect of this work
raising money and celebrating the season. Jane's number is 07809702357 she will
It is with a feeling of relief that they go be delighted to hear from you. As the
into a gentler time in January and a first result of a raffle and donations we were
meeting on January 10th which happens to able to give Jane £130 for the cause.
be International Inner Wheel Day. On this My photograph shows member, Marie
particular day Inner Wheel clubs across from the Thetford club presenting Jane
the world make the effort to gather and with a beautiful quilt made by members
celebrate our great organisation by doing of Old Buckenham Quilters.
something for the community in which we As this Wayland News goes out it will be
live. This year our club decided to invite nearly February and our first public event
the members of Thetford Inner Wheel to which is the popular Barn Dance is on
join us at the splendid new Thompson Friday, February 15th. The group
Village Hall to hear Jane Lond - Caulk Shinanikins are great players and callers,
speak to us about the work of the Linus if you have never done a barn dance
Project and to support her work. before be in no doubt you will be do -si -
Jane and her fellow quilters produce do'ing with the best before the night is
quilts to give to children who have out! With tickets priced at £8.50
suffered life threatening illness, trauma or including supper this is a great way to
bereavement. I think we all know the way chase away the winter blues.
in which most children have a favourite Then on Wednesday, February 27th our along?
toy, scrap of cloth or comfort blanket lunchtime concert features Martyn Tickets for our events are available from
without which they cannot be comforted Schults, a young man who no doubt will Mullengers in Watton High Street,
or sleep. Any child receiving one of these delight our audience with his renderings Tel.no: 01953 883474.
quilts must love it and feel very special as of 'Songs from the `Shows'. My number is 01953 881792, please
they cuddle up with it or have it on their The price for these concerts remains at contact me, Brenda, for any information
bed. Jane also spoke of the work she has £6. and includes a light lunch. This is an about events or interest in Inner Wheel. I
to do to fund raise for the materials which opportunity to meet with friends and am always pleased to hear from you.
are needed (only pure cotton fabrics and enjoy an hour of music, why not come Brenda Davis, Club Correspondent.

ahind wi my hook lookin ter see iffen into your day. Starting at 2 p.m. and
Tale From the heed missed enny, but he hent. finishing by 3.30 p.m. the workshop is
He kep o gooin till thar wos oonly a little open to all and will include tea and cake for
Church Yard owld bit in tha corna, an he stood an lent participants. This fascinating workshop,
Cor thet ware suffin hot, I ran tha owld on the scythe till I cum up ter him. He gi based on a show performed across the UK,
dwile crorst my hed, but thet ware me the scythe an wen I looked at him he has been carefully selected and planned by
orlreddy sookin wet an dint dew no good. hent even bruk inta a swet. the Silver Social project to ensure its
I lent owld Granfers scythe agin a He shew me tha bit he hent dun an sed “ dementia inclusive.
grearvstoon, an looked back at wot ide Dew yew teark care in thet corna owld The Silver Social is an exciting programme
dun, goo ter hell iffen thet warnt a rite partner” he say. “Thas gotta lot my of daytime arts events, promoting
owld site, bits of grass stickin up orl people in there” I tunned an looked fer engagement and participation among older
oova, an grate owld chips owta orl thar greavestoons cos I coont member thare residents in rural communities. Since the
greavestoons. beein menny alonga thet bit. Howsumeva project launched in 2017, it has offered
Well thas my own fawlt, shoonta sed at I tunned back ter thank him fer orl his activities including workshops and
tha Chuch meetin thet yew dint wont a gud wuk, an he hed gorn, I corled owt performances across the Breckland district.
mower tew git the Chuch Yard orl “Billy” but he wunt noware ter be sin. In addition to the free Glass House
tricolearted up, yew shud dew wots allus Thas a rummin I thort, how cum he shot Dance workshops in Watton, the Silver
bin dun an cut it with a scythe. Cos tha orf wi owt sayin cheero. Social will also help showcase new arts
owld Wicker he gi me a luk an sed I cort howld o tha scythe and got stuck performances across the district. Up first
“What a good idea Sid, best you get inter the little owld bit heed left. I coont in February is award-winning cabaret and
stuck in then my good man” meark owt wot heed dun tew tha owld comedy star Mat Ricardo who has
Orl I cud think on just now was I cud scythe but I coont dew a thing wrong an previously performed for Royalty and
dew wi a pint o suffin strong an cold, thet jist flew threw tha bit wot wos left. sold out his 2018 Edinburgh Fringe
wen orl of a suddin I herd sumwun say, Tha owld sun ware still a beatin down show. Performances will be in Ashill,
“Thas warm wuk ole partna” but thet wos reel cowld in that corna, an Harling, Attleborough, Shipham and
I tunned rownd and thare stud this owld wen I’de dun thet little bit an hed a look Necton, with tickets just £5 per ticket and
boy, orl dressed in his Sunder best, black at a cuppla Hedstoons thet hed bin leard will include complimentary refreshments
sewt, gitten a bit green wi aerge, an a gret flat in tha grass, blarst me thet wholly and help with transport if needed.
owld cap onnis hed. No collar on his tunned reel cowld wen I red wun stoon, Paul Claussen, Executive Member of
shut, but he looked orl rite ter me, sprised thet sed Place commented “Silver Social is an
I dint recnise him, cos thar int menny Here Lies William (Billy) Davis award winning programme which offers
peepal live in tha willage tha dearz., an I Died 8th February 1938 something a little different to daily life in
thort I new ‘em orl. Aged 78 Breckland. Not only does it help bring
I’de clord howld o tha scythe by now an Gone but not forgotten. people together to socialise in their local
wos reddy ter give it’nutha goo, wen he Thas sarten I shant fergit yew Billy owld community, but it’s an excellent
held owt his hand and say ter me he say, partna, thas fer shure. opportunity to meet new friends and
“Dew yew want a hand wi hare, chap?” Entered by Rod Rumsby. neighbours within their local area. I
“Why yis” I say “Yew carnt dew no would ask residents and local groups to
wuss, wos yore nearm by tha way? “ come along to the Silver Social
“Yew can corl me Billy” he say “Billy
Davis”
Watton set to host performances and participate in the
wonderful workshops and see for
He tuk tha scythe an run his thumb oova “A little bit of themselves how life changing it can be.”
tha edge an shook his hed, an nodded tew The scheme is funded by the National
tha rub inna my pocket. light” Lottery, The Arts Council, Norfolk
I gi it tew him an I cud see he new wot Looking for something new and fun to do County Council, Breckland Council and
he was a dewin cos he jist ran tha rub in 2019? Why not take part in the new Public Health England.”
oova tha ole bleard an that wholly sang, Glass House Dance ‘A Little Bit of Light’ To book your FREE workshop place or
he gi it tha thumb test agin an arta settin workshop, hosted by the Silver Social reserve tickets, call 01362 656870 or
tha handles he set orf acrorse tha grownd project, on March 20th at Watton Library. email community@breckland.gov.uk. F
wot I hent dun yit. This FREE workshop will allow you to or further information about this
I sware he nivva pawsed an thet owld enjoy a fun filled afternoon with workshop and other performances simply
bleard went streart threw tha stoons enchanting music and dance, inspired by visit www.thesilversocial.com. If you
along tha way, an he nivva left a bleard o things lost and found, which the Silver require transport assistance don’t forget
grass standin. In harf an hour heed dun Social team hope will bring a little bit of to contact the team at Silver Social who
wot tuk me harf tha morning. I sorta cum light and laughter, with a touch of magic, will be happy to help.
The Wayland News February 2019 Page 6

History The Watton Society
Beneath
Your Feet
Gt Hockham Gardening Club
Once again we welcomed Graeme
Simmonds (right) to update us on the
objects recovered form the local area
in the last year. He started by
reminding us that here in the East
there are an above average number of
finds, largely resulting from trade
with Europe. Years ago people did
not live in the kind of throwaway
society so prevalent today.
Possessions were valuable and
therefore most of the items recovered
were almost certainly lost rather than
discarded. Today those items are still
valuable; not necessarily in monetary
terms, but from what they can tell us What a way to start Christmas!! A Our new year programme of speakers
about the past. magical evening of music, performed begins on Wednesday 20th February,
Among several display cases was one by Chanters Jigge. The choice of when we have "Harriet Martineau"
considerably larger than the others. It instruments was immense, Just some visiting us, journalist, abolitionist,
contained finds from just three arable scattered. of them - accordion, keyboard, guitar, novelist and much more,
fields. Those particular fields were On one particular site genuine coins bagpipes, saxophone, hurdy gurdy accompanied by GeorgetteVale.
chosen for a search simply because had been found from a number of and many many more, Put together Looking forward to seeing you all at
there was a window in the crop cycle different countries. As well as with mulled wine, mince pies, songs, Watton Christian Community Centre
allowing access. There was no record England they originated from airs and jollies a fantastic evening at 7.45pm. Members £2.50 Visitors
of any buildings or activity on the Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Scotland was had by all. Absolute magic, an 3.50 Refreshments 50p
site, but a large and very varied and Spain. The point was not so much evening to be remembered.
collection of items had been turned about their place of origin, but in
up. Clearly something had been going those times what mattered in trading open to everyone £10.00 a ticket, so do
on, but what; and when? Time may was whether any particular coin Bradenham and bring your friends (and of course a
tell. contained the appropriate weight of bottle!) and make it a party. In February
Graeme often meets people who tell precious metal, regardless of where it District we are looking forward to Graham Watts
him, “Oh, I found something like came from. It is interesting to think talk on How we developed Dale Farm
that. I didn’t think it was worth that years ago the head on a coin was Horticultural Garden. This marvellous hidden gem in
anything, so I threw it in the hedge.” probably the only likeness of the Dereham is part of the Open Gardens
This seems to be a recurring monarch that most people ever saw. Society scheme and shows just what can be
conversation that Graeme has with Throughout his talk Graeme handed Although we are in the grip of Winter, created from scratch.
people. A question from the audience: round a number of artifacts for us not let`s think about enjoying the garden in Our April 6th Spring Show approaches
“Perhaps hedges are good places to only to try and work out what they Spring. So why not start with the with a huge variety of flowers, produce,
search.” Apparently so: a Viking gold were, but also to empathise with how Bradenham and District Horticultural cookery, photographic art and crafts. We
wire ring had been found in a hedge. the original owner might have used that the real coins had not been Society? January saw our members have entries for non-members for the first
On another occasion a farmer asked if and valued those objects, thus giving clipped. As always on these enjoying the hugely popular Beetle Drive time: cushion cover 50x50cm max, and
someone could use their metal us an insight into how people lived. occasions, Graeme emphasized that and Fish and Chip supper, starting the handmade cards no larger then 6”x6”.
detector to find his lost hammer: what There was a hook like object that in any finds should not be cleaned as year as we mean to go on. We heard that Discover your inner craftsperson!
turned up was third century mid to late Saxon times served the this could cause damage thereby our entry for the Shipdham Christmas Future dates:
tableware. Another anecdote, this purpose of a coat button. A second loosing their value to historians. Tree Festival raised £54.50 in visitor`s Thursday February 21st How We
time from the magazine Treasure century broach. One half of a highly Competition results for January. donations for the charity YANA (You Developed Dale Farm Garden 7:30pm
Hunter: the examination of a farmer’s stylized 6th century crossbow broach, Flowers: 1 Jane Dalton. 2 Chris Are Not Alone). This agricultural charity £2.00 non members; Thursday March
field turned up what looked like a the surviving piece having been Dalton. 3 Sue Cunningham. offers help to local farmers and farm 21st Starters and Puds Social Evening
gold coin – in excellent condition. drilled enabling it to be reused, Fruit/Veg: 1 Chris Dalton. 2 Jane workers affected by stress or depression; £10.00 7:00pm; Saturday April 6th
Previously indifferent, the farmer probably as a pendant. An Anglo Dalton. 3 Prue Szczepanowski. often isolated and feeling helpless. Our SPRING SHOW Open to the Public
suddenly became interested. Further Saxon/Scandinavian dragon bridle Photos: 1 Ed Szczepanowski. 2 Jane handmade decorations on the theme of Thursday April 18th How to Raise
searching produced more coins. At cheek piece (Picture right). A small Dalton. 3 Chris Dalton. Peas in our Thyme summed up all that is Fuchsias Frank Lambert from Toftwood
this point someone mentioned that a ring with a hole at one point: this was Our Next indoor meeting will be on best about our Horticultural Society: Fuchsia Society.
film crew had been working in the the swivel from a medieval dog lead, Wednesday 13thof February. Guy creative, co-operative, fun and helpful. Look out for our updates on Facebook at
field, filming the discovery of coins just like those we use today except Barker will be talking about ‘Plant In that spirit we eagerly anticipate our Bradenham Community Hub
for the TV series The Detectorists. that it had been decorated with two Propagation on a Need to Know Social Evening on the 21st March in Laurene Henderson (Publicity Officer)
They had failed to ‘discover’ all the tiny dogs heads. Several coins. Basis’. Bradenham Village Hall with a delicious 01362 821164 / 07942 820590
fake coins they had previously Several coin weights – used to check Edward Szczepanowski menu of starters and puds. This event is lh1@dlhenderson.plus.com
The Wayland News February 2019 Page 7

Want to come
Watton Rotary Roundup out to Play?
Looking for a new hobby?
18 or over?
The Wayland Players
would love to welcome you into
their group.
Opportunities to act, work backstage or
101 other things. No experience
necessary, just enthusiasm.
Contact:- 01953 881054.

The big surprise before Christmas was time of writing we have had 2 successful Laura finds time for a social life with the
the closure of the Hare & Barrel Hotel. evenings at Broom Hall - good food, Cambridge University Hill Walking
We had 5 days notice that our meeting of good service and good facilities. Society, Graduate Law Society, and her
6th Dec was to be our last as well as At out 2nd meeting of the year (January college Boat Club, a sport she finds to bit
being the final day’s trading for the 10th) we entertained a Global Rotary more difficult than she expected. Future
Hotel. We knew that ever since we Scholar, Laura Vervier, who is on a one plans include taking the Brussels Bar,
moved there it had been for sale (most year Masters course in law (LL.M) at focusing on environmental public law.
small pub/hotels are) but it was not being Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Rotary is privileged to sponsor such
aggressively marketed, None the less, it Aged 23, Laura is a graduate of Liege talented young people who will be in a
still came as a bit of a shock. However, University and already has several position to make a difference in the
we wish Malcolm Raven, who has served qualifications as a teaching assistant in future. She was escorted by her
us well for nearly 8 years, the very best legal/political fields, and has extended Cambridge Rotarian host, Past District
wishes for wherever his next ventures her academic achievements with an Governor Nigel Neville (see pic).
take him. Erasmus exchange to Ghent University Next month, on Friday 15 March, we
We had to act very quickly to find a new and activities with the Belgian MUN present the first of this year’s Jazz at the
venue, and we thank the respondents to society, an organisation designed for Queens Hall concerts. Tickets (£12.50
our requests at rather short notice. It students to broaden their mindset and incl light supper) will be available in
came down to just 2 establishments and develop abilities like speaking, debating Adcocks from 1st February. The evening
by a close majority vote of the members and negotiating by participating in Model will, once again, feature DixieMix.
we elected to adopt Broom Hall Hotel, United Nations competitions across the Martin Anscombe
Saham Toney, as our new home. At the world.

tew drown a hoss. cut, or full cut, an happy.
The Ovington Sum ole boys cum
up wi some duzzy
Horry an me went tew tha leartest
cowncil meetin cos we sed we orta see if
Crower ole gearms an thar
wos a rare ole sing
tha ole chairmawtha hed sobered up.
Thet wos tha yewshull ole lood o squit,
By Boy Sid song. Arta midnite an how much shood thar put up tha
Har yew gitten on tergitha then, keepin thar wos a rearts, cos thar dint no where the nex
well are yew, not suffrin from corfs an marsterful display of shillin wos cumin from.
runny snowts? Moost people in tha fireworks an we dint Wen thet cum rownd tew tha bit wen tha
willage seem tew hev cort suffin, I git hoom afore tew Chairmawtha say tha meetin is now
rekkn thas orl this ole centre heetin in tha morning. Wen oopen fer public partisherpashun, Horry
meself, carnt beat on ole fire a blearzin thar hed wot thar stood up an he start tew say his bit, but
away with a gret ole puff o smook fillin corl a carry hokie, she banged har little wooden hammer on
tha room wen tha wind chearnges. My Horry got up an say. tha tearble an say “Yore times up, yew
missus she say I’m livin in tha parst, I “We orta hev a bit o classic moosic dew kin now sit down, yew shood no by now
say tew har,”Well at leest I’m livin an yew hev a record of thet Eyetalian blook, yew only git a short time tew say yore
thet hent a bad thing”. wos his nearm, are yis, Page Nine, an I’ll gi bit, anyway thars suffin I wonta see on
Well thas ‘nutha Chrismus gorn by an yew sum of his werks” Tha blook wos tha tele so I declare tha meetin closed”.
moost onus hev survived. Coon’t help running tha moosic playa, he say “Whoose Thet took me sevrul pints inter him afore
feelin sort of sorry fer ole Mrs P, she Page Nine then, niva hard o him” he carlmed down, cor he wos suffin rore.
went owt on Chrismus eve an bort a gret Sum mawtha wot no evra thin, shouts “Jist she wait till I cum orf tha fild wi a
ole tarkey fer nex ter northin, tha sort owt “He mean Paganini, daft ole fewl” lood o beet an mud on tha wheels, yew
thet boy Bernard wos allus on abowt. Evrywun wos wholly pleased wen the wait an see”
Larst I heard she wos still eatin onnit. moosic marster say he hent got non o Well I shell hafta goo cos Julian he say
Yis as I say Chrismus wos a bit kwiet tha hissun, cos Horry’s opra wen heese had a “Git yoreself moovin Sid, I doont wonta
year, but tha willage meard up fer it on foo, ken empty Carra Rood in a wink. be up orl nite reedin yore squit” So fare
noo Years eve. Cor blarst din’t we hev a Tha ole boys wot dun orl tha wuk yew well tergitha, and dunt fergit, dew
rare ole dew, tha horl wos full, thar wos deserve a voot of thanks cos thar wukked yew kip a troshin. Happy Noo Year.
plenty o grub and we orl hed enuff beer verra hard and evrawun went hoom harf Boy Sid
The Wayland News February 2019 Page 8

Watton and District Royal British Legion World Spay Day

Breckland Cats Protection become injured or catch diseases
The 26th February 2019 is World from fighting, which may cause
Spay Day and we are hoping to spay unnecessary suffering. Because they
(or neuter) as many female cats as travel many miles looking for a mate,
possible. We are therefore running a they risk being hit by a car and being
The 2018 committee L-R Gary Holmes, Helen Daly(sec), Steve “Flags” Bibby, John Daly(chair) Victoria Southward(v/ neutering campaign for all of severely injured or even killed. Male
chair) Alison Galvin (treasurer) and Dave Galvin. Our serving RAF member Tony Ball not pictured. February, whereby if you have an cats spray smelly urine to mark and
unneutered female cat you can get attract females. They also risk
Happy New Year to everyone and we that anyone who has served in the armed just appreciate the freedom we have her neutered for just £5. We are also testicular tumours if they are not
hope you had a wonderful Christmas forces, regular or reserve, as well as any enjoyed for the last 75 years since the extending this campaign to include neutered.
holiday and now here we are back to RBL member is entitled to have The last global conflict. But the work male cats as well, as it is just as Please take into account that a single
business. Our December meeting was a RBL standard at their funeral, subject to a goes on around the world to help important that they are neutered so unneutered female cat can be
purely social event as a party, with volunteer standard bearer being available. prevent relatively minor skirmishes cannot add to the growing cat responsible for 20,000 descendants in
about 45 people attending, members Since our last offering to the Wayland turning into something more population. Neutering normally costs just five years if all of her offspring
obviously with partners but also a good News we have had our AGM which saw threatening, and that is what our around £35 for a male can and nearer are also unneutered. Neutered cats do
scattering of new members as well as a few new members elected to the armed forces have been doing all £60 for a female cat, so this is a very not 'miss' their organs or
our affiliated youth clubs with the committee. We have 8 members who along. If you would like to help we good offer. Just give us a call on the opportunities to reproduce or rear a
Guides and ATC represented. All in look after the day to day running of the can be found on The Royal British number below and we will send you litter – they are not people!!
all it was a successful evening which branch, which to be honest isn’t arduous, Legion national website, our own a neutering voucher. We have frequent requests for
set the scene for the festive break. but they all play their part. Contrary to branch website www.Watton- The area we are covering is IP24, neutering vouchers, and the owners
Thanks especially to Tony, one of our popular belief the RBL is not an Legion.org, on Facebook or even by IP25, IP26, IP27 and IP28 and you are sent a form to complete. In these
serving committee members and his organisation for old men to talk about the telephone our secretary Helen Daly can take your voucher to any vet. circumstances they must be on a low
wife for running the bar during the war. Far from it, as Chairman I am the has an answerphone on 01953885124 You need to tell us the sex, age and income of less than £15,000 a year
evening. The families’ club committee oldest on the committee at 65, the Vice- name of your cat and which vet you and must also supply us with proof of
members ran a Christmas raffle in chair is the youngest at 32 and we have will be taking your cat to. income. However, only about a third
December which saw half the raised one serving RAF person, mentioned Love Singing? Female cats can come into season as of people who are sent an application
money go the club and the other half to earlier, and 3 of the 8 have never served Now is the perfect time to join Ashill early as 4 months old, and by the form, return it. Maybe its because the
the RBL. in the military. So there you have it we Harmony Choir as they begin learning time they are around 7 months old, owners don't 'qualify' for a voucher.
We have also had some sad duties to are not an old fogies club and our a new season of songs. We are a they can have a litter of kittens. They But with this scheme, anyone can
carry out with the standard attending the meetings regularly have an age range of mixed community choir directed by can have three litters a year and this apply for a voucher and there is no
funerals of Helen Green from Ashill and attendees from 13 – 94, I think that is an experienced music teacher. We adds to the expanding cat population need to prove your low income.
Doug Wickwar from Watton. Both were pretty diverse. We all have one aim and enjoy singing a variety of music with problem. Unneutered female are Please please do the responsible thing
stalwarts of the RBL over the years that is to be able to offer and render lots of harmony and plenty of smiles! more likely to contract diseases and have your cat neutered. It will
having raised funds and sold poppies assistance to the service community, no auditions. Ashill Community spread through sexual contact and benefit your cat and it may prevent
tirelessly. I would like to posthumously current and veteran, and their families, Centre every Friday 7.00-9.00pm, a also risk cancers of the ovaries, suffering and it is the most important
thank them and also thank their families when and wherever it is required. This is fee of just £2 per rehearsal. We are uterus and mammary glands as well action you can take to help the wider
for allowing us to show the appreciation our reason to exist as an organisation, so particularly would like more male as developing pyometra, a serious cat population.
of our beneficiaries by attending the whilst many of us have that service members!!! Why not come along infection of the womb. To take part in our neutering
funerals and thank them for the generous common bond many of our members and meet everyone. Open to non- Male cats need neutering for many campaign, please call Breckland Cats
donations to the RBL. A little reminder have family connections to the military or Ashill residents! reasons too. They are more likely to Protection on 01842 810018.

What’s on at St Mary’s
Church, Watton
Thursday 7th February 10.00am Thursday Chat a social
coffee morning at St Mary’s Church, all welcome
Sundays 3rd, 10th & 17th February ADventure 10.00am-
11.30am free for 0-16 years. Breakfast - Crafts - Games -
Faith in Jesus Teaching term time only.
Mondays 4th, 11th, 25th February Story Bags 9.30am at St
Mary’s Church for parents and preschool children each
Monday term time only.
Mondays 4th, 11th 25th 4.30-5.45pm February Watton
Rainbow Brownies at St Mary’s Church Rooms for girls aged
5-7 years. The Rainbows will be meeting each Monday at St
Mary’s Church during term time.
Rainbows1stwatton@hotmail.com or look on Facebook
Saturday 16th February 10-12noon Coffee Morning at St
Mary’s Church, Watton, all welcome.
The January Winner of the 100 Club Draw was number 37
Sharon Fawkes-Braule,
Friday 22nd February 2.15pm, Watton Community Cinema at
St Mary’s Church “King of Thieves”. Refreshment Café
opens one hour prior to screening. Tickets on the day.
The Wayland News February 2019 Page 9
Memories from Bea Warner
Left from Carnival in the late 1950’s: Wendy Key
her daughter "Ascot Fashion". Little Bo Peep and a
Chinese Mandarin. Can you put a name to them?.
The parade and floats assembled at The railway
station yard on Norwich Road where the Industrial
estate is now. Mrs. Key played the piano and was
musical director of the gaiety girls a Watton Group
who supported local charities and "sing a long"
songs of the good old days. Professionally played in
Frank Franklins band. One of the girls was
Evelyn Waters who became a very dear friend of
mine we both were ex. Land ladies of "The Crown
Hotel" and this picture (left) shows Fred her
husband with his Sword of Honour. (Landlords
1966/1971) Myself 1986/1992.
The left upper picture shows inside the Crown

*Saturday 8th June; Mid Norfolk Railway Well I think that’s enough for now I look
Wayland Mens (Dereham) Train Ride with Afternoon Tea.
*Thursday 25th July; Coach to The Cromer Pier
forward to seeing or hearing from you, why not
pop in for a cuppa.
Shed Social Show, Matinee.
*Friday 16th August; Filmed Horse Race
Cheers, Richard Tel:01953 881004 (enquiries) e
mail: waylandmensshed@gmail.com
Group Evening, Have a little flutter!
*Tuesday 17th September; Ten Pin Bowling at
With 2018 now well behind us we have only our
final memories of the year, that being our “Mulled
Dereham, Drink and Cake or Bacon Buttie
included.
Norfolk Wildlife
Wine and Mince Pies” event on the 14th December
at our meeting place in Church Walk, this was well
*Friday 11th October; Quiz and Chips evening,
7pm start.
Trust Breckland
attended by members and invited guests where a *Friday 6th December; THURSFORD Christmas
good quantity of Mulled Wine and many Pies were Spectacular by Coach, BOOK NOW! Local Group
consumed, and last but not least “Wayland Mens *Tuesday 17th December, WMS Christmas We were very pleased to have a very good
Shed Christmas Dinner” on the 18th of December Dinner at Broom Hall. turnout in December for David Mason and his
at Broom Hall Hotel on the Swafham Road, with Members if you are interested in attending any of wonderful wildlife photography. It was very
some 52 members and their partners attending, an the above events you are strongly advised to put good to see quite a number of new faces, we
enjoyable time was had by all and our thanks to your names down on the appropriate lists at our hope they’ll be back, as well as our regular
Broom Hall for an excellent evening. meeting place Hall in Church Walk, IF you are supporters. Everyone seemed to enjoy the
Being so early in this new year there is little to not a member available space may be offered to evening and the seasonal refreshments laid on by
report but thanks to the hard work of our social interested parties please call in and ask, but committee members.
secretary Malcolm Trayhorn a list of our priority will be given to paid up members. New Year kicked off with a suitably snowy talk
proposed events for this year (subject to We are always looking to make improvements from Andrew Clarke on the Wildlife of
sufficient interest) is now available and is as for our members and lately we have been asked Antarctica.
follows; if there is any possibility that we could start We were heartened by an excellent turnout of
Please Note: PRE BOOKING & A DEPOSIT opening one evening a week for potential faces old and new and everyone seemed
Will Be Required for most Events. members that still work and are unable to attend impressed by Andy’s excellent talk. Thank you
*Friday 25th January; Quiz & Chips Evening, during day time hours, at this moment in time it all for coming.
Fish and Chips at 7pm & the Quiz thereafter. is very much a chicken and egg situation, if we On Wednesday 13th February, we welcome back
*Tuesday 12th February; Ten Pin Bowling, at had members still in full time employment it is Jonathan Preston, NWT Breckland Reserves
Dereham, 2pm, Drink and Cake or Bacon Buttie something we could seriously consider,but we Manager, to update us on the last year of work
Included. don’t, however, if we receive enough interest we carried out on the sites and to inform us of future
*Thursday 14th February; Photographic Outing. might give it a trial period to see how thing go, projects in our local area.
*Friday 8th March; Cheese and Wine Evening. SO if you are one of those why not give us a call This will be preceded by the Local Group AGM
*Thursday 21st March; Yarmouth Stadium (by and register your interest, until then for our to which all NWT members are welcome. This
coach) Greyhound Racing evening and a Meal. regular members we are open on Mondays and will likely be quite short and the talk will be of
*Tuesday 23rd April; Ten Pin Bowling at Wednesdays 9.30am to 1pm including the the usual length.
Dereham, 2pm, Drink and Cake or Bacon Buttie, Workshop and on Fridays and Saturdays 10am to As usual this takes place at Watton Christian
included. 1pm when the computer group are open for Community Centre, High Street, Watton. IP25
*Thursday 13th May; Photographic Outing. business as usual. 6AB
*Saturday 16th May, Coach to Newmarket If you have any old computers or Cables you no from 7.30pm.
Races. longer require pop them down to our Meeting Cost £2 members £3 non-members refreshments
*Friday 31st May; Quiz and Chips evening, 7pm Place in Church Walk and the members will be included.
start. pleased to take them off your hands.
The Wayland News February 2019 Page 10
Watton Churches Together out there for us to use our life-time’s experience (and wisdom?) as
St. Mary’s Church, Watton Fountain of Life Church volunteers in the community. Apart from anything else
www.stmaryswatton.org The Well Christian Centre, Swaffham Road, Ashill IP25 volunteering can be an antidote to isolation and loneliness, and
Follow us @StMarysWatton 7BT Telephone 01760 441 902. even if we are unable to be physically active, there are now many
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, opportunities to share our interests and passions from an armchair.
Sunday Services in February
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays There is a phrase used in prayers at church - ‘the common good’ -
between 10.30am and 12 noon - Gerry Foster 3rd February 10:00 18:00 10th February 10:00 18:00 which, for me, encapsulates the sharing of our gifts and passions
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion 170th February 10:00 24th February 10:00 within our communities, thus contributing to, and enriching, their
2nd Wednesday Morning Worship well-being.
Thursdays 7.30-8.00am, 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers We are at a pivotal time in the development of our town, and we
Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers
5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise Rise and Shine! all need to work for the ‘common good’ in order for it to prosper
in the face of funding cuts from all directions, so again I ask:
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yr Elaine Rodgers, Licenced Lay Minister at St. Mary’s Watton “What can you offer that gets you motivated enough to get out of
term time only . . . a familiar wake-up call for many I suspect. Being a ‘night bed and make a difference?”
Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching owl’ I’m not sure I’m willing to rise or shine as I crawl out of On behalf of Watton Churches Together I wish to extend a big
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm bed these dark winter mornings, but I ask: “ what motivates THANK YOU to those who attended the Town Carol Service held
Tel: 01953 881252 email:wattonchurch@gmail.com you to ‘rise and shine’ these days? What gets you out of bed at the Queen’s Hall on 9th December. A total of £225.82 was
Sun 3rd 8.00am Holy Communion full of zest & vigour, eager to face the day ahead?” I would collected for the Daisy Programme, a local charity set up to help
10.00am Holy Communion hazard a guess that it is something which you feel passionate those suffering domestic abuse.
Sun 10th 8.00am Holy Communion enough about to help make a difference in some way. On a similar note, the collection for the Children’s Society at the
10.30am Informal Holy Communion Well-intentioned New Years’ resolutions to get more involved annual St Mary’s Christingle on Christmas Eve came to a
Sun 17th 8.00am Holy Communion in ‘x’, ‘y’ or ‘z’ often fall by the wayside come February, but, magnificent £568.19. All the proceeds will go to this worthwhile
10.00am Holy Communion for those of us who are retired, there are so many opportunities charity.
Sun 24th 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10

Watton Methodist Church
www.wattonmethodist.btck.co.uk
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place.
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member.
Sun 3rd 10.30am Rev B Winner
6.30pm Rev A King
Sun 10th 10.30am Mrs E Warby
6.30pm Local Arrangement
Sun 17th 10.30am Mr J Hull
6.30pm Rev B Trinder
Sun 24th 10.30am Local Arrangement
6.30pm Rev B Winner
Roman Catholic Community
Each Sat 5.00pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill
Sun 3rd 9.30am Lay Led Service
Sun 10th 9.30am Family Holy Communion
Sun 17th 9.30am Morning Worship
Sun 24th 9.30am Holy Communion
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney
Sun 3rd 11.00am Lay led Service
Sun 10th 11.00am Family Holy Communion
Sun 17th 11.00am All Age Worship
Sun 24th 11.00am Holy Communion

S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke
Sun 3rd 10.30am Holy Communion
Sun 10th 10.30am All Age Worship
Sun 17th 10.30am Holy Communion
Sun 24th 10.30am Lay Led Worship

St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington
Sun 3rd 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 17th 10.30am All Age Worship

All Saints Church, Threxton
Our next Service will be on Sunday 3rd February at
10.30 a.m. A warm welcome to all.
The Wayland News February 2019 Page 11
and a much easier way to do Don’t forget that we always have a
Watton business with us! great selection of unusual and Shipdham &
If it’s comfort food, home baking or beautifully crafted items. We also
Country healthy eating on your menu, don’t
forget that we have a ready supply
have a great variety of unique hand-
made greeting cards, including
District Book
Market of beautiful freshly laid, local eggs
available every week, please come
locally themed ones. We also have a
range of knitted and crocheted goods
Group
We wish all our Friends and early for extra large as they always and a selection of plants that will For our December 2018 meeting we
Customers a Happy New Year and sell out first! If you have not got make lovely gifts or you can just met at the Kings Café in Shipdham
thank you all for your support time to do it yourself, then let us treat yourself? for afternoon tea accompanied by
throughout 2018 and the many years tempt you with our delicious, home Refreshments are also available on readings of poetry and prose of the
before that, we could not do it baked savouries and cakes. You Market Day so come in and shop members’ choosing. The food,
without you! may also find some lovely preserves and revive yourselves with a cake company and readings were all
As the Festive Season is now well including Den’s pickled onions and and a cuppa served by the Watton excellent.
behind us and the winter weather is beetroot, the runaway success of last Churches Together Team. For our first 2019 meeting on 16th
here, we are delighted to announce year. If you are planning a special After our January break, we will January we discussed The Trouble
that you are now able to pay for occasion and want the perfect cake, reopen the Market on Wednesday with Goats and Sheep by Joanna
your shopping at the Country talk to our baking team to discuss 6th February 2019. Find us at Cannon. This debut novel is about a
Market each week with your Credit your requirements. We can cater for Christian Community Centre, every community in need of absolution
or Debit Cards. No more trekking to special dietary requirements if Wednesday 8.30 am – 11.30 am. and two girls learning what it means
the cash machine for our Customers required. to belong. It is set in England in the
memorably hot summer of 1976.
Mrs. Creasy is missing and the
Watton Evening WI Avenue is alive with whispers. The
neighbors blame her sudden
disappearance on the heat wave, but
ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren’t
convinced. As the summer shimmers
endlessly on, the girls decide to take
matters into their own hands.
Inspired by the local vicar, they go
looking for God believing that if
they find Him they might also find
Mrs Creasy and bring her home.
Lively, daring Grace and quiet,
thoughtful Tilly go door to door in
search of clues. The cul-de-sac starts
to give up its secrets, and the
amateur detectives uncover much
more than ever imagined. As they
try to make sense of what they’ve
seen and heard, a complicated
history of deception begins to
emerge. Everyone on the Avenue
has something to hide.In the
suffocating heat of the summer the
ability to guard these differences
becomes impossible. Along with the
parched lawns and the melting
Broom Hall was the venue for the Watton our youth still remain, it was clear that pavement, the lives of all the
evening WI Christmas dinner. Upon arrival technology, as with everything else, is neighbors begin to unravel. What the
we were greeted not only by Hazel, Carol, taking a lead role. girls don’t realise is that the lies told
Leigh and Sandra but by beautifully Chris Bell works for 'Weatherquest' and is a to conceal what happened one
decorated groups of tables, sparkling gold meteorology lecturer at the UEA. He is a fateful day about a decade earlier are
and white and awaiting the members. weather consultant, from Houston, Texas the same ones Mrs. Creasy was
Large tables almost groaned under the but has lived here for 18 years, leading to beginning to learn about just before
weight of raffle hampers and prizes. some confusion in his home country, as to she disappeared.
Members arrived, enthusiastically greeting his accent. This was a most enjoyable
one another and eyeing the room. Noise He outlined the need for accurate weather discussion with mixed reactions to
from happy chatter rose, until, at 7.00pm forecasting, whether it be for utility the novel. Most agreed it was well
we were asked to take our seats. December companies, our ports, Winter gritting or the researched as the author probably
birthdays were remembered and we farming community and not just whether won’t remember 1976 and the
awaited our meals, hungrily devoured. we hang out our washing or not! Who portrayal of suburban life during that
Following tea and coffee, plus mince pies, knew that enormous chunks of ice, the size long, hot summer before the age of
we awaited the 'secret Santa' gifts and then of dining tables can fall from the blades of mobile phones, home computers,
the raffle. Hampers were won by the lucky wind turbines rendering them a safety most fast food and other distractions
ones but we all had a chance to choose a hazard. was excellent. It was felt that
gift and all felt fortunate. It was a fascinating evening, learning about perhaps the empahasis on Angel
Speeches were short and a delightful poem, the challenges of weather forecasting in all Delight and custard creams was
chosen by a member, was read. The areas, including very inaccessible ones. somewhat overdone but perhaps our
evening drew to a close, clearly a great Remote sensing by satellites, drifting buoys memories have let us down. The
success, thanks to everyone involved. and radio sonde balloons were all discussion of Jesus in the drain pipe
The WI year began with January's talk by explained. led to a little controversy. All sensed
Chris Bell (above centre), a self confessed We look forward to his return to discover a dark undercurrent and that all was
weather 'geek', speaking on 'How to more next year. not as it seemed but took a long time
Forecast the Weather'. For many of us, We have a waiting list for new members at picking up on the clues, which is of
memories of weather stations at our Senior the moment but if you would like to know course the art of writing mystery.
Schools came flooding back. While some more about Watton evening WI, please There was a comment that the
of the measuring techniques used during contact Hilary Rudge on 07922 096844. ending was weak but further
explanation may have been
fun whilst raising money for important inappropriate. Criticism included not
Coffee Morning good causes. The British Heart Foundation liking the fashion for books to dodge
does excellent work with research and about with time and not write
for the British support in an area which effects most of us chronologically whilst others thought
it helped with explanation. This was a
at some time in our lives, whether
Heart Foundation personally or through friends and family. second reading for some and one
member began with doubt, enjoyed
Shipdham Knitters are organising this event Come and support us while enjoying a
on Saturday 9th February from 10-12 a.m. break. If you don’t live in Shipdham you the book so much she began reading it
in Shipdham WI Hall High St Shipdham will almost certainly travel through and again immediately and condfessed to
IP25 7PA.There will be tea, coffee, pass the Hall on the A1075 on the right as having been tempted to a third reading
delicious home made cakes, a raffle and of you enter the village, if you come from the if she hadn’t run out of time.
course excellent company. The Knitters are Watton direction. There is plenty of For our meeting on 20th February
renowned for their hospitality and sense of parking and a nearby bus stop. we are reading Toast by Nigel
Slater.
The Wayland News February 2019 Page 12

Threxton’s All Saints Church
gets some help from the Lottery

All Saints Church, Threxton has received a historic community building for future stop and enjoy the tranquillity of the
confirmed National Lottery grant of generations of villagers and visitors alike. surroundings.
£93,700 for the ‘Save Our Tower’ heritage We also aim to upgrade the heating Commenting on the award, Beverly
project, it was announced today. Thanks to system and provide toilet facilities for the Sennett, Churchwarden said: “We’re
money raised by National Lottery players, first time. delighted that we’ve received this support
the project aims to restore the tower of our This is the only community building thanks to National Lottery players. The
13th century church. within the village of Threxton and is well church has given the community a
Supported through the Heritage Lottery used by people for worship, community meeting point for the past seven centuries
Fund (HLF), the project aims to carry out events and others who are walking the and we are thrilled to know it will be
essential restoration work, preserving our nearby Peddars Way who just wish to restored for future generations.”

As our numbers attending these from raffles etc, We ask members and
Royal Air meeting have dwindled to four
members and two associate members
former members if they would help
with donations to cover the cost which
Forces and not having a meeting venue, we
have decided that our Branch Standard
we should be around £500-00, so at the
moment we are looking to raise £250-
Association should be laid up in St Mary's Church
Watton.
00, if we have any surplus money this
will be sent to the Wings Appeal.
We have approached the vicar of St As we have no branch bank accounts
Watton Mary's Church the Rev'd Jerry Foster would you please make out any
and she has agreed to start the cheques sent payable to. RCA Wheeler
As many of you know the branch proceedings. and send them to 21 Ovington Road
closed two years ago, and we became a Firstly we have got to get a Faculty Saham Toney Thetford IP25 7HF.
Member Meeting Group with no from the Diocese of Norwich, this will We look forward to hearing from you.
Officers or bank accounts. We have cost £250-00 then there will be the Thank you.
carried on meeting at the Hare and purchase of the bracket and the Ron Wheeler Tel 01953 881068
Barrel each month until it closed, just professional fitting in the church.
before Christmas. At the moment we have raised £150-00
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