You are on page 1of 16

FREE - Issue Number 267 - March 2019 HELP YOURSELF TO A COPY THIS PAPER IS FREE!

2nd Watton RAF Brownies win


Watton Society Poster Competition

Watton Society's 2018 Annual Poster Competition was entered by the local Brownie groups and the picture shows
the 2nd Watton (RAF) Brownies who were the winners with their winning entries.

Wedding Help wanted Norfolk


Fayre at in the Wildlife Trust
Breckland Local Group
Saham Dragonfly At time of writing we are about to have
our AGM and a talk from Jonathan
Village Hall Gallery Preston from NWT.
Following the support and success of Have you ever thought of On Wednesday 13th March we have a
the Wedding Fayre held here last volunteering? Would you like to join Photographic Journey around
year, we will be holding a similar a team of friendly volunteers in a Hingham with Martin Hosier, looking
event at the Village Hall in Saham creative environment? at the wildlife he has seen and recorded
Toney, on Sunday March 10th. The Dragonfly Gallery need your over a number of years. We expect it to
Entry will be free and the event will help to steward their exhibitions. be rather interesting to discover just
be open from 11.00am to 3.00pm, This means welcoming visitors and how much life is on our doorsteps, if
and tea and light snacks will be for answering any queries in the Tourist we take the time to look.
sale in the Café area. Information Section.It’s a very This will be held at Watton Christian
We are particularly inviting local interesting way to spend your spare Community Centre, High Street,
businesses to come along and display time! Watton. IP25 6AB at 7.30pm. Cost is
what they have to offer, from Flower For more information, please contact £2 members, £3 non-members,
Arrangements to Caterers, from Val 01895 882790 or Jean 01953 refreshments included.
Photographers to Make-up and 884082 We hope to see lots of faces old and
Beauty, or live music providers, all They would love to hear from you! new.
set in the Wells Cole Hall dressed
and showing how attractive it looks
set out for a Wedding. Already we
are taking Bookings for 2020 so do
Over 50? Enjoy Ashill Common
We are pleased to report that Ashill
come along and take a look at what Common now has two new concrete
this area has to offer to help you plan swimming? bridges these replace the broken
for the big day. Why not come and join the Watton wooden ones. We are sorry it has
We would also like to hear from you and District Senior Swimming Club? taken so long to complete, however,
if you feel you would like to take a The coach picks up at points in we have to thank Tesco, Watton,
stall to display your own speciality/ Ashill and Watton on Monday Bags of Help and North Pickenham
expertise, whether it be Wedding afternoons during the school terms. Wind Farm Community Fund for
Cake Maker, special Table A friendly welcoming club for all their grants towards the cost and
Decoration or a skill to offer a Bride abilities, we also enjoy day trips out Clayland Estates Ltd who carried out
on her very special day. We make during the year and a Christmas the work.
no charge for participants, but do ask party. If you have never visited Ashill
for a returnable Reservation Fee. Interested? If so please ring Malcolm Common, please feel free to walk
Contact our Wedding Organiser on: on 07929446836 or Michael on and enjoy the wildlife and
Tel: 07923 440772. 07867398769 countryside.
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 2
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 3
how we came to live here, in fact in stocks last).
Danny that short time we talked about By contrast, there will be no fixed Bradenham and District
A short story by Trisha Wellbrook everything under the sun. It’s weird price for breakfast but we ask all
The bus to the city was packed as how that happens with a complete participants to make a donation to Horticultural Society
usual on a Friday morning, so my stranger. Church Funds and the three charities February brought some surprisingly sunny weather and suddenly
husband and I had to sit in separate Suddenly, the familiar landmarks of we are supporting this year (Water it was starting to feel like Spring. Wise gardeners know not to be
seats. I plonked myself in the last the city came into view, our journey Aid, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and lulled into false security, so don`t plant out anything tender just
remaining seat next to a rather had flown by. Once in the bus the Thursday Club) yet! Those attending our February 21st meeting at Bradenham
dishevelled, unkempt, young man. I station, we prepared to disembark, We look forward to welcoming you Village Hall were able to hear Graham Watts explain how Dale
decided to make conversation, “Well,” I smiled, “It was nice talking to this special celebration of books, Farm Gardens in Dereham was developed from scratch. From a
“Busy today again, isn’t it? to you, enjoy the day with your reading and community life. burnt out wreck of a house surrounded by barren wilderness, a
“Yeah, I thought about going brother!” For further information please ring 15 year labour of love has created a beautiful garden surrounding
upstairs, but decided against it,” he “Thanks, yeah I will, I’ll stay a 01760 441094. Lesley Cowling a lake. The description of the development stages and advice
replied, his voice was loud and couple of hours and then come given were inspirational. This beautiful plot is part of the
uninhibited. home.” National Gardens Scheme, where private gardens are opened to
After a short pause he enquired, “I hope you have more luck in A ‘Families the public, so pay a visit if you can.
“Going shopping are you?” finding a job! We don’t have to March 21st is marked by our much anticipated social evening of
“Oh, yes, you know, just browsing worry about that anymore. Nobody Matter Punch, Starters and Puds at 7:00pm in Bradenham Village Hall.
around and we’ll probably go wants you when you’re retired, With choices ranging from Pork and Chicken Terrine, Goat`s
somewhere for lunch. What about we’re over the hill, not a lot of use to Keyworker’ for Cheese and Leek Tartlet to Smoked Mackerel Roulade, followed
you?” anybody!” I grinned at him. by Lemon, Coffee or Chocolate Flan, both alcoholic and non-
“Me? Oh, I’m going to see my He looked at me earnestly and said, Watton alcoholic punches and live music, the £10.00 tickets are going
brother, he lives up here, so just “No, don’t say that, you’re not over Thank you to Everyone who has fast! This event is open to all, so bring your friends, bring a bottle
going to spend a couple of hours the hill! You’re special! Your contributed to the ongoing and join the party!
with him, he does shift work. See, generation is special!” fundraising for this pioneering Our April 6th Saturday Spring Show approaches with a huge
I’m not working, so I don’t know I felt the tears sting my eyes and was position, for the Community by the variety of flowers, produce, cookery, photographic art and crafts.
what to do with myself half the time, embarrassed, so I didn’t look up, Community. Now we know that Non members may enter a handmade cushion cover (max
I get bored staying home, watching “Oh, thanks! So are you! By the Watton Children’s Centre is 50x50cm) or Greetings Card (max 15x15cm)
tele.” way, what’s your name?” definitely closing this year, it’s more Future dates: (£2.00 non members)
“I bet you do, that’s a shame. What “Danny.” important than ever that we have this Thursday March 21st Punch, Starters and Puds Social Evening
do you do? What sort of job are you By this time we were off the bus and Keyworker, who can work across the 7:00pm £10.00 per head
looking for?” I asked politely. as I grabbed my husband’s arm, I Community, building on current Saturday April 6th 2019 SPRING SHOW open to the public
“Oh, I’d do anything, anything at all. called out, activities and provision. 3.30pm; Thursday April 19th How to Raise and Nurture
I’ve got all my GCSE’s and “Take care, Danny!” He didn’t look There is a critical need to link with Fuchsias 7.30pm; Thursday May 16th Photography Workshop
everything, Oh yeah, but no-one will around but waved goodbye over his all those organisations, educational 7:30pm; Look out for our updates on Facebook at Bradenham
take me on. I’ve applied for tons of head and went on his way. environments and providers Community Hub. Barbara Steward Chairman
jobs, but no joy! See, I’ve had health © Trisha Wellbrook currently involved with families and, barpamsteward@gmail.com - Laurene Henderson Publicity
issues and as soon as they see that on through networking, to safeguard as Officer 01362 821164 / 07942 820590
my CV, they don’t want to know. many of the Centre’s activities as
I’m fine now, okay, I take BOOKFEST possible.
medication, but I’m fine. I’d do shelf There is a Meeting at the Children’s
filling, cleaning, building work, and more! Centre 1pm – 2.30pm on Thursday
restaurant work, I mean, I don’t QUESTION: What do warm rolls, 28th February. We aim to go
mind what I do, so long as its work! croissants, cereals, hot drinks, a forwards strategically and would be
I just wanna earn some money!” His selection of newspapers and a wide pleased if you would like to be part
frustration was clear. variety of books have in common? of this positive push forwards for the
I began to warm to this young man ANSWER: They are all part of an youngest and vulnerable members of
and felt somewhat sad for him as I exciting event coming to the Watton our community. Together we can
watched the greenery go flashing by Christian Community Centre on achieve more.
through the window. Saturday 9th March from 9.15 – 12 Please look out for other fundraising
“I expect you’re down the job centre noon. activities and events to support,
every week?” I ventured, he nodded Organised by the Special Events towards this vital post. Thank you
disconsolately. “Have you got an Team at Watton Methodist Church, very much indeed.
adviser, there?” I said, taking an and coinciding – almost – with Contact: Revd Gerry Foster and
interest in his problem. World Book Day, the Bookfest is an Kirsty Rutherford, Children’s Centre
“No, I just go and look, apply for opportunity to treat yourselves to a Manager
what I can and wait for replies. I relaxed morning, with breakfast
available from 9.30 – 11.30 , books
mean, I send off for dozens of jobs,”
he paused, “but I didn’t know that to browse – something to suit every Spring Yoga
taste – newspapers to read and a quiz
you could get an adviser.”
“Oh, yes you can, if you are having to give the brain a gentle literary Retreat 26-28
problems finding a job. They will work- out.
help, they’ll go on computer for you, Good quality second hand books, April 2019
even ring jobs for you and arrange covering a range of genres, will be
interviews!” I assured him, offering for sale with assistants on hand to Come and join me for a time to
the little knowledge I have on job- help, recommend or advise. There celebrate the new beginnings of
seeking. will be books for children too and Spring as you step away from the
“Oh, right, well, I’ll ask for one next maybe even story – reading sessions demands of daily life and enjoy
week, then. Thanks for that.” during the morning. the beautiful and peaceful
For the rest of the journey we The Breakfast Bar offering a unspoilt North Norfolk Coast. A
chatted about our local town which Continental-style menu will tempt weekend to immerse in some
we both had strong views on, you to come in early and enjoy a
gentle Hatha Yoga, delicious
discussing our likes and dislikes. He light meal before getting down to the
business of choosing books which locally sourced food and a
voiced many concerns about the
town and had some good ideas about appeal to you. stunning location where you can
the problems the town faced. I told Or, if breakfast is not for you, hot let winters chill melt away as
him he should go along to the once drinks and biscuits will be available you enjoy inner peace and an
monthly local council meeting which throughout the morning: just come outer glow!
is open to the public and give voice and spend time making your book Suitable for all including
to a youngster’s point of view. He choice. beginners. For further details
seemed extremely interested in that All books will be priced very please contact me, Susan on
and said that he would definitely do reasonably and a free book mark 07776 440542 or
so. We talked about our roots and included with your purchases (while
www.susanyoga.co.uk
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 4
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 5
established. The bush roses will not wise to feed immediately. If bushfire, flooding, rains and skin life as a cabbie, from the very
In Your need pruning this month. The the plant is deep enough the -peeling heat are central to its start until now. She has been
easiest explanation is that the underground part of the stems history and mythology - but the driving her black cab for nearly
Garden flowers will grow at the tips of will re-shoot and then they will contrasts this southern summer 30 years and the first part of her
With Lotta Potts the stems. Therefore the only need a little encouragement. have been particularly stark. training was "The Knowledge".
In like a lion, out like a lamb? way you’ll be able to see them is All newly-planted shrubs and More than 3000 kilometres to This is where the hopeful drivers
Maybe. I found out something I from the upstairs windows and climbers will need firming in, Townsville’s south, Tasmania have to learn about London, how
had never heard before about even if it’s not quite that bad the watering and mulching. They was burning. For the second time to get from A to B, every street,
March and am keen to share it bush will look like a horrible should then get away nicely. in four years, dry lightning every tourist attraction, every
with you, at least those of you twiggy mess left by an The other job that should be strikes sparked a series of blazes hotel, guest house, station and
interested in useless information. apprentice bird’s nest builder. done before everything starts to on the usually cool, temperate much more. This can take years
The start of the year used to be Pruning roses is treated like a shoot is tidy up the beds. island, many of them in the vast to learn it fully. Tina was
the Feast of the Annunciation, mystery by a lot of people but Starting at the back of the border world heritage wilderness area awarded the Knowledge Boy of
25 March, until 1752 in Britain it’s not really. Look at the bush fork over the soil between the that covers nearly half its the year in her first year and was
when we adopted the Gregorian – stare at it for quite a long time plants and remove any debris territory. In one 30-hour period the youngest woman to get her
calendar and started out year on from all angles. Think that what that may hide slugs and snails - in mid-January, an extended badge at 23 years of age and
1 January. Purely from a you want is an open structure so they seem to be able to electrical storm danced across passed her black cab advanced
gardening point of view and with that air can circulate to keep overwinter in a very small the summer sky, sending down test first time. She also told us
apologies to the religious one, it diseases at bay. You will see amount of dead leaves. Check to more than 2400 lightning strikes about some of the famous people
makes sense to start in late what you need so going carefully see if any perennials need to be without rain. she has had in her taxi. Tina
March. The soil should be remove anything obviously dead divided and do it. It’s a job for About 200,000 hectares - 3% of gave us a lot of laughs about her
warming up and here we are at ground level. If you aren’t every three to six years but when the state’s surface - has been "other life!", but a couple of
lucky with Breckland sand, the sure gently rub a finger or thumb it needs doing you can tell. The burned, including unique alpine serious moments too. It was a
weather should be improving nail down the stem. If you middle is dead and empty while heath landscapes that had not thoroughly enjoyable talk and
from the start and plants are uncover green it’s alive. If it’s the healthy growth is round the been touched by fire for she was warmly thanked for
raring to go. Obviously if brown it’s dead. There isn’t a outside. Just lift the whole centuries. The fires burned for a coming to see us.
conditions vary through the half-way. So once that’s thing, throw away the dead bits month. Hundreds of people, On a sadder note we learned of
month we have to exercise resolved your shape may be and replant the healthy ones. If many of them from in and the sudden death of one of our
patience. After winter and at the starting to look right. Next find you haven’t enough space for all around the southern town of long term members. We held a
time of writing we have had and remove any crossing shoots of them you are bound to find a Geeveston, spent the best part of minutes silence and Shirley will
heavy frosts, snow (thankfully – ie the ones that just stray right friend who has. This is a good two weeks camping at be so sadly missed.
not much this year), gales, across the middle or rub against time to sprinkle a bit of organic evacuation centres. Six homes Our next meeting will be on
monsoon rains all we can do is better-placed shoots. Cut back fertiliser and mulch. The whole were destroyed before rain late Monday 11th March, 10.15am,
hope that it’s got it over with. hard any weak growth (growth thing will look a great deal better in the week reduced the threat to at the Pentecostal Church,
I don’t know where some of the follows the knife). Now your and you can see where you have communities. Watton. Our speaker is John
experts garden or if they follow shape should be pretty much gaps and can direct sow hardy Elsewhere, communities in the Daly and he will be talking
their own advice but it seems to there so work round the bush and annuals next month. They stand sparsely populated Australian about "The Royal British
me that opening a book at March remove top growth at knee-level a better chance than this month outback continue to deal with the Legion". For details of the
results in pages of seed-sowing. or thereabouts by cutting at an but if the weather and soil are fallout from a long-term drought. group and meetings please phone
Maybe they have better soil and outward-facing bud. If you are a warm towards the end of the In stark contrast to the flooding 01953 884713, leave a message
weather than we do or perhaps bit early and no buds are obvious month have a go, not forgetting one woman was forced to pay and I will return your call.
they like feeding the local mice look for a scar where a leaf has the labels so you don’t hoe the $70 a week on drinking water for Alternatively email
but the only seeds I sow in fallen off. The cuts should be lot off thinking they’re weeds. her and her son after the raw rjwhrt56@btinternet.com
March are either in a propagator sloping so that any rain will run A good idea is to mark the bed water supply in the town of
off, not soak into the stems. where the seeds are going in any Walgett was turned off.
or pots in the greenhouse. I have
also seen advice for planting There you are. sort of shape you fancy with For most, the most obvious Queens Hall
potatoes from late February Take a break and have a look sand then sow the seeds in extreme weather shift has been
through March for early crops round the garden centres to see if straight lines in the area. That the heat. January was Australia’s Dance Group
(are they mad?). The only way there are pot-grown trees and way you will be able to tell the hottest month on record by a
that might work is if you put the shrubs in flower and see if you plants from the interlopers later. wide margin, with average support the
spuds in bags or pots under can pick up a bargain. If you So there we are, we’ve shopped, national temperatures nearly a
cover and definitely frost-free. spot something you aren’t tidied, repaired, planted and got degree beyond the previous Daisy
That takes up quite a lot of room familiar with the label should ready for the busy time ahead. benchmark and 2.9 degrees
as well. give you all the information you Just one last thing – keep warmer than the long-term Programme
So what will I be doing? To need such as ultimate height and weeding. mean. In New South Wales, the Our group ‘Dance Away’ is a
start with checking the width, type of soil, aspect and average temperature was nearly committee of volunteers who
woodwork for broken fence any other requirements it might 6 degrees hotter than what has organise monthly dances at The
panels and bits of shed that have. If the label is inadequate Letter from been considered normal for the Queens Hall in Watton.
might have gone missing. This leave the plant where it is. It past century. Our members are keen to
is a definite must that should isn’t worth guessing. Also try Australia I live in the driest state on the support local initiatives and this
have been done in February but and pick plants grown in Britain. By Chris O'Connor hottest continent on earth and year we are pleased to announce
the weather so far hasn’t been up Imports have brought in The people of Townsville know believe me I know what heat is. that a donation has been given to
to it or rather I haven’t been up passengers as well as plants and about heavy rain, but this was One day last summer we the Daisy Programme. The
to facing the weather. However, the quarantine arrangements in new. During February the experienced a 50 degree Celsius Daisy Programme provides free
time is running out. It’s no use the past have left a lot to be northern Australian city’s day. That is 122 in Farenheit. So support and information to men
trying to repair fences once desired. Pot-grown shrubs and 180,000 residents were been hit as we head into Autumn and you and women suffering from
growth has really got started as a climbers can be planted at any by a monsoon strengthened by a head into Spring and Summer domestic abuse, in Breckland.
lot of damage is the main result. time when conditions are right, low-pressure front that dragged spare a thought for us who are Our group organises dances on
The greenhouse should really keeping the root-ball at the same moist air south from the equator slowly recovering from a the first Saturday of each month
have a good wash inside and out level as in the pot with one to Australia’s top end. weather period that has left for anyone who enjoys social
but mine was done in October exception: clematis. These It dumped an unprecedented 1.4 many homeless, others paying dancing and we are always
and really it doesn’t need should be planted at least 4-6” metres of rain in less than two disproportionate amounts for pleased to welcome new dancers.
another wash unless I get a deeper than in the pot. This will weeks – roughly double what water and others fighting to save If you are someone who has been
volunteer. I want to get those insure the plant against wilt. falls on London in a year. their homes in a fire. What a dancing for many years or
seeds started in pots, not taking There is no cure for clematis wilt The ensuing chaos wrecked crazy world we live in. Enjoy. someone who is only just learning
everything out while the glass is and nobody seems to know what homes and caused hundreds of why not come along and enjoy a
washed. causes it. The most susceptible millions of dollars of damage to lovely evening of dance. Our next
Now is the last chance for are the summer-flowering plants property. Two men drowned and Diabetes UK dance will be on Saturday March
planting bare-root trees, shrubs with the large flowers and what videos posted to social media At our February meeting, we had 2nd, from 7.30 -10.30 pm.
or roses. This is because if you happens is that the whole plant have shown crocodiles climbing as our speaker Mayor Tina If you are interested in learning
wait until the buds start to break collapses. The only way to deal trees and taking to elevated Kiddell - not in her official role, to dance, or want to know more
the plant’s water requirements with this is to cut off all the highways in search of shelter. but as a London Black Cab about our dances, please contact
will be too great on its reserves wilted stems then give it a little Australia is, of course, no driver! What a journey, literally. me, Val Simpson, on 01953 882
before the roots have mulch and water. It’s probably stranger to extreme weather - Tina took us through her other 790.
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 6
elusive – and I am hoping With the amount of people, we now nite if we’d got wrong wi sevrul
Letters to that your readers may be Mayor's have living in Watton, nearly 8000, I peepal. Wen we wos at skool thet
able to help. would have thought that volunteers wos easy tew git wrong with tha
the Editor Arthur was born in Brighton Musings would have been in plentiful supply. teechas.
in 1882 but by 1911 had With Cllr Tina Kiddell It is a shame if any group or event Gittin orf tha subject of walentines,
Thank you moved to Kilverstone Hall My last few months of being mayor could not go on because of this, and I were hed sum gud doos up tha horl
On the morning of near Thetford, where he of Watton are flying by. So much can only say that if you are new to leartly, yewshully wi sum wittals tew
Wednesday 6th February worked as a chauffeur. His work to be done and so little time. I the area and have some free time kip us gooin. The fust wun wos a
John fell down near Watton wife, Constance, died in have been incredibly busy the last then pop in to the Town hall or come blook hevin a mardle about thet
Methodist Church. We 1912 after only four years of month with many meetings and and see me on the market stall every mawtha wot giv tha ole Roomans a
would like to express our marriage and it seems that getting out and about, the whole other Wednesday and I will point bittaof a hellup. Horry sed he dint
sincere thanks to a lady and Arthur then moved to council in fact is working incredibly you in the right direction. Helping member har around these parts so
gentleman, who we did not Australia, before returning to hard to collate all the neighbourhood out with these groups is very thet musta bin a fare time agoo, thar
know, very kindly came to this country and, in plan questionnaires and to keep up rewarding and a great way to make wos a bar soo we dint dew bad thet
his rescue. Thank you again September 1935, marrying a with the day to day running of our new friends. nite.
John and Angela Harrison Marjorie Gladys Webster in town. Remember the elections are coming Then thar layed on a afternoon tea,
Norwich. I don’t yet know We are trying our best to get up at local and district level in May. very posh, a yung mawtha gi us a
Can you help? where or when Arthur died, Watton’s name as far and wide as we This is your chance to throw your hat bitta singin, so thet ware nutha good
I am researching and writing but Marjorie was 31 years can. There are funding streams out in the ring and become a councillor. dew. Thars more tew cum soo were
a biography of my maternal younger and she died in there and I would like to see Watton You must live or work within three towld.
grandfather Alexander Wayland in August 2005 on the list for some much-needed miles of Watton to become a town Bitta bad noos, Horry hev bin
Douglas Butler, or Alec. He aged 93. Unless she money to improve our High Street. It councillor. It is a good way to speak dropped from the darts team, thars
was born in Brighton in remarried, her name would was this that drove us to have a for your town and to help shape it for wun ot tew yunguns hev cum on the
1884, the youngest of seven presumably have been meeting late in January to gather as future growth. I have to say it is a scene an they are suffin good, the
children of PC Henry Butler Marjorie Gladys Butler. many local businesses together in very rewarding job although you landlord luv ‘em cos they drink sum
and his wife, Margaret, and I wonder whether any of one room to try and help each other, don’t get paid, it is a volunteering o these fancy cocshuns an he ken
went on to become an your readers remember to brainstorm ideas and to try and position. However, it is also an charge hell an orl forum. Horry hent
eminent Congregational Marjorie or, even better, move Watton forward. It was opportunity to learn new skills, and bin tew happy wi bein dropped an
minister before dying at the know whether she has any Chaired by George Freeman and me. to help others. Details are available dint goo tew tha pub for sum time,
age of 42. My mother was surviving relatives who may Our MP is very keen on pushing for from Breckland offices in Dereham. but got fed up wi hevin tew bike orl
only one year old at the time be able to tell me about her infrastructure in our town and is well There are many people in our town tha way tew Thompson fer a gearm,
of his death, and so Alec was and Arthur. A photo of the aware of our lack of it. The meeting that have great ideas and voice them so he hev cum back.
the father she never knew. two of them together would was a resounding success with over to me in one form or another, now is Yung Fred, heese corled yung, cos
Although focusing on Alec’s be the icing on the cake! 30 people all together talking about your chance to speak up for your his old chap was Fred an he was
story, I also want to find out Yours sincerely Chris Bale ideas for the town. This is a town. What have you got to lose? corled yung so we knew who we wos
what happened to his Ed: if you are able to help partnership between many Don’t forget to put in your diary the torkin abowt, heese nigh on eighty so
brothers and sisters. One Chris, please email businesses to work with the council Watton Open Garden and Yard sale I rekkun we shell hefta start callin
died young and four others chris.bale@lineone.net and our MP to push ourselves on the weekend of the 15th and 16th him old Fred sune. Well he sed “I’m
have been fairly easy to direct or else contact me forward. We are calling it WATTON June and the Antique Roadshow on gooin tew try wunn o them fancy
trace, but brother Arthur and I will pass on any WORKING TOGETHER. Think the 7th July. drinks Sid” The landlord mixed him
Owen Butler is proving information. what we can achieve if we all pull in Bye for now. Tina Kiddell, Mayor of suffin thet looked like the stuff we
the same direction, I for one, am Watton yewsed to give the old cows when
very excited with this development they went orf tha milk.
Dance-Away at The for our town.
There has been much speculation The Ovington Cor blarst yew shooda sin him corf
an splutta, he hent hed no more o
Queens Hall about a skate park/pump track here
in Watton. This has been an ongoing Crower
they.
Thas time fer bed, so fare yew well
March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th project for many years with several By Boy Sid an dew yew kip a troshin.
attempts to bring it to fruition. For Hev yew hed yore Walentine card Boy Sid
7.30 - 10.30pm one reason or another, previous yit, I dint git wun tha year, musta
applications did not come about with hev sed suffin wrong oova tha parst
Ballroom, Latin & Sequence an end result. Like a dog with a bone wik or tew. Cos Horry hev hed
Watton Town Council will not give hunnerts, like he allus dew, I rekkun
the project up. We are working he rit moost onnem hisself. He even
closely with The Youth Advisory got wun from the ole parish
Board and looking at many different chairmawtha, cos she dint sign it but
funding streams and as soon as we Horry saw har creepin up his parth
have a clear plan to put to the public, leart the otha nite. Sheeze still afta
we will let you know. It is as him tew goo on tha cowncil, cos tha
frustrating for us as it is for everyone hev a lecshun in May an tew o tha
that these things take so long with cowncillors are packin in so sheeze
lots of red tape and hoops to jump goonta be a bit short of folk she ken
through. showt at. Sum duzzy fewl will cum
Our events lady at the town council forrard jist yew wait an see, I’ll let
Sue Dent is working very hard with yew know.
council and many different groups Cos wen we wos ole boys we
within the town to promote and yewsed tew put a parcel on the door
organise events to bring the stoop of a gel we sorta hed a likin Ashill Bowls
community together. If you have an for, bang on tha door an hide rownd
event and would like it to be on the a corna. Dint allus wuk cos moost of Club
Facebook page that Sue runs, then tha time it wos her ole man thet cum Ashill Bowls Club are celebrating
please contact the office. We hope tew tha door, an he knew wot wos there 65 years anniversary starting at
that this simple way of talking to gooin on so he went back in an cum Ashill village in 1954 moving to
each other and sharing information owt wi his shotgun. We dint wait tew present location of Ashill Old Hall
will give us a good clear calendar of see iffen it wos looded an tuk orf 30 years ago in 1989.
events throughout the year with no smartish. A good Friendly club who play in
clashes. We hed nutha gearm alonga tha various leagues are still looking for
We are very lucky in Watton in that same lines, but we’d put tha parcel new players whether you have
we have so many groups for all ages, owt side o sumwuns house we dint played before or not . more ladies
and many things to do. However, like, but tied a bit o binda twine tew would be most welcome. Please
one thing that keeps cropping up, is it an hid up agin. Wen tha cum tew contact Brian Smith 01953 885 472
that many of these groups are tha door an bopped down tew pick or email ashillbowls@gmail.com for
suffering from the lack of volunteers up tha parcel we’d hull on tha twine further information. look forward to
and sometimes struggling to survive. a pull it away. We cud dew thet orl hearing from you.
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 7

improve the facilities in a few so- through their website at:


Watton Rotary called ‘schools’ outside the capital. www.daisyprogramme.org.uk .
His knowledge of the Country, its Our President, Dr Mike is a keen
Roundup tragic history and current status was amateur photographer and has
amazing, bearing in mind he had never repeated last year’s photographic
We have had a trio of interesting been there. With an educational competition for Wayland
speakers for the first few weeks of system that barely exists outside Academy’s Years 10 &11 students.
our meetings in our new venue at Phnom Penh, the nation is in dire need He reports that the entries were of a
Broom Hall Hotel. Our 24th January of assistance from young people such very high standard nd we are
meeting was attended by our District as George (aged 19). The President looking forward to seeing the results
Governor, David Simpson, of the donated £100 from our Trust Fund to ina presentation early in March. It is
Woodbridge Deben Rotary Club, help with his expenses. an extra-curricular activity
and the speaker was Kevin Holland, Then on the 7th February, we had a undertaken outside school hours but
our President’s son-in law. With a presentation from 2 ladies involved approved by the school; the picture
wide experience in many avenues of with the Daisy Project (aka shows the winner and runner-up in
teaching and education support, it Programme), which offers a free each year group with their
was clear that he was passionate and integrated intervention and support certificates presented by the
knowledgeable about the subject. service to both men and women Principal, Glen Alott.
His presentation was fiery across a suffering domestic abuse. The many As presaged last month, our first
diverse range of educational topics, forms that abuse can take was fully DixieMix traditional jazz concert of
which, with touching on certain explained and one on the ladies who 2019 takes place in the Queens Hall
aspects gave food for thought if not had been a sufferer bravely told us, on Friday March 15th. As usual,
disagreement amongst the audience. in some detail, what had happened Adcocks are our ticket agents, with
Always a good thing! to her and the help given to her by tickets priced at £12.50 - a slight
On 31st January we were entertained the local hub of the Daisy increase of 50p to cover rising
by a member’s grandson, George, Programme. She is now a volunteer overheads - still terrific value to hear
who was destined to go to Cambodia assistant. Anyone affected or the acclaimed leading jazz sextet of
on an educational mission to help wanting to help can make contact East Anglia. Martin Anscombe

very worthwhile organisation.


Shipdham Although somewhat windy we were Choir of Hope
fortunate in it not raining, although
Knitters BHF we know that local people are hardy Calling all ladies - why spend Wet
and not usually put off by minor Wednesdays in Watton alone??!!
Coffee inconvenience such as bad weather. Come along for a Coffee, Chat and
All agreed that as usual this was a Choir at Choir of Hope
Morning very pleasant, friendly occasion and Wednesday mornings 10-12 (term
We would liike to thank all those the evidence of our ears suggest time only) Unit 6, Breckland House,
who participated in, or contributed plenty of jolly mardling went on and Norwich Road, Watton IP25 6JT
to, this event on9th February. there were not many left over We are located between Full Fitness
Whether you made cakes, gave raffle consumables. Gym and Watton Salerooms Contact
prizes, donated money or came Thank you all again and we look Jo on 07398035290 or email
along to enjoy the coffee morning, forward to seeing you at our next jo@daisyprogramme.org.uk
or all or any of these, you enabled us event. For further information No audition necessary, no pressure
to send a donation of £400 to this contact Kathy on 01362 820615. to perform and it's FREE
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 8
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 9
You might ask what does that
News from Watton Society title encompass?
had a "Night in There are so many ways to
Watton & interpret FRESH, come and see

District the Museum" what the artists think and the


work they produce, it is bound to
promote some topics of
branch The conversation.
On 2nd March 2019 the Gallery
Royal British is holding a Coffee Morning
from 10am to 12:30pm, there
Legion. will be home made cakes, do
come and join us and enjoy
It doesn’t seem 5 minutes since I looking at the exhibits and
was last sat here compiling a short talking to the artists.
update on Legion happenings. Watch out for the new
Well since the last offering we have programme which will be
been busy as usual. Our January available very soon.
meeting was the first with the new
committee installed at the AGM in
November. We had a guest
appearance from out County
Helen Daly receiving Jex cup for efficiency from Norfolk County
President Maj. Gen. Sir William Cubitt KCVO CBE
Budding
Chairman W.O. John Boisson who
was making Watton his last branch or oversight. Times change and the role of secretary she has worked
Scientists to
visit before the end of his 3 year
term which ended on 2nd February,
world is a much more blameworthy
place, so the RBL is keen to be seen
tirelessly to ensure our
administrative practices and branch Question:- How do you start up a
Benefit from
Museum? Answer:- with a lot of
more on that later. John has been a
very active county chairman for the
to be whiter than white as we
always have been.
operations are completely up to date
and in line with current RBL hard work, dedication, Kick Start
determination, a 500,000 year old
entire 3 years and has been a great
help to our branch during that time.
I have already mentioned the
County Chairman standing down
requirements. Whilst the running
of the branch is a team effort, as hand axe is a good find and gifts Grant
Always very supportive and visited and this happened at the County chairman I can honestly say the from local people is a start. Coins, Young scientists at Watton
the branch whenever he could, on Conference on 2nd February as lynch pin of the committee is our more axe heads and an RAF radar Westfield Infant and Nursery
social and formal occasions as has previously stated. The branch was secretary, and I have her full magnatron isn't bad either. Entry is School are to benefit from a Kick
been reported previously. John represented at conference by permission to have that opinion. free and volunteers help to keep it Start Grant of £300 to boost their
supported our efforts to send our Chairman (delegate) John Daly, The hard work starts here to try to running. Watton has now got a learning during British Science
standard to the Festival of Vice Chair Victoria Southward, hang onto the trophy, I guess there museum to be proud of. Well Week which runs from 8th to 17th
Remembrance at the Royal Albert Secretary Helen Daly and Standard is always room for improvement! worth a visit. March.
Hall last year and has been an bearer Steve Bibby. The This year I want the branch to Our next meeting is back at the The grant has been made by The
inspirational force throughout the conference is held each year at concentrate on youth membership Watton Christian Community Department for Business, Energy
county especially his work on County Hall Trowse in the Norfolk and trying to recruit full youth Centre. on Wednesday 20th March and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and
loneliness and social isolation. He County Council (NCC) chambers members to compliment the at 7.45pm when we welcome the British Science Association
will now be moving on and upward courtesy of NCC. As well as the affiliated members we have in the Brenda Willison who will tell us (BSA) and will be used to hold a
becoming the Eastern Region chairman handing over to the new ATC, ACF and Guides. It is free to all about being a lady Town Crier. Science Fair to showcase the work
representative on the membership chairman, Hugh King, there were become a youth member if one is Visitors £3.50. Refreshments and of children and families within the
council for The Royal British speakers from the membership between the ages of 12-18. So if raffle available. school and to the local community.
Legion. As a sign of our council, Royal Navy and the Scout your interest is in charity work The fair will include workshops in
Science, Technology, Engineering
appreciation for his guidance and
support over the last 3 years he was
movement. Norfolk scouts have
now been affiliated to the RBL at
helping our service community, or
indeed if you know of anyone who
Getting and Maths along the themes of
Journeys, Exploration and
presented with a clock in a glass
mount with an inscription. There
county level and we are hoping for
a long and fruitful coalition and a
fits the bill and may not be reader,
point them to our website for all our
FRESH at the Discovery. It aims to encourage
was a lengthy discussion during the families to embrace science and
meeting as to how the branch will
return of the Watton troop soon. At
the conference there is an award
contact details, www.Watton-
Legion.org it may not look as if we
Dragonfly recognise how it is around them
continue with its welfare work in ceremony for a variety of categories are very youth orientated but we The Dragonfly Gallery season is every day, sparking an interest to
line with RBL requirements, rules one of which is the most improved need members to make that happen! starting again from 2nd March. ask questions and develop a
governing charities are changing in efficiency at branch level. This See our web site, or on Facebook, By the time you receive your copy passion for scientific discovery.
light of the Oxfam debacle and the year the award came to Watton and but if you’re still stuck in the 20th of The Wayland News the This will be the start of a project
RBL is streamlining its operations was collected by Helen Daly for century we can do that as well volunteers will be scurrying round which the school will revisit as
in line with new legislation. We are being the person most responsible contact Helen Daly on 01953 organising a colourful, interesting, part of its annual calendar to
aware that our work is too vital to for the work required to achieve the 885124, she is very efficient and exciting new exhibition, entitled watch how the children learn and
stop because of some legal mistake award. Since being elected to the has a cup to prove it! FRESH. /Top Next Column progress.
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 10
so as not to dry out. On the other
Great Hockham hand, plants with fleshy roots,
Gardening Club like Solomon’s seal, require the
Plant Propagation on a cut root to be left to callus for a
day or two to avoid infection.
Need to Know Basis When dividing, each plant should
For our February meeting we have at least one growth point.
welcomed back Guy Barker (right) Another propagation method is by
who last visited us in February taking root cuttings. The plant
2018. specimen Guy used for his
Otherwise known as the Naked demonstration was one from the
Gardner, Guy gained his alias by genus Acanthus. Select a healthy
advocating a pared down approach root and cut lengths of about three
to the subject free of, as he sees it, inches. When cutting the root into
unnecessary complications. Guy lengths it is helpful to cut the
trained to be a garden designer at lower end at an angle to ensure
the Otley College of Agriculture the correct orientation when
and Horticulture. Rather than replanting. Add a little rooting
designing from behind a computer compound to the base and plant
he prefers to work ‘in the field’. He upright in a gritty medium. New
no longer works at Berckles Hall, roots will grow from the base.
but together with several new When these develop leaves they
ventures, still maintains the can be separated and planted out.
garden of the grade II Old Unfortunately one member
Vicarage at Shropham. He has wanted to know how one might
returned to work at Shelfanger kill aforesaid Acanthus. It was
rectory, the first job he had felt that this club member was not
fourteen years ago. Last year he really entering into the spirit of
told us some little known facts the moment and she was severely
about snowdrops; this time he taken to task when I got her members were dissuaded from the Dalton. 3 Sue Cunningham. get-togethers at member’s homes
covered the various methods of home. practice of surreptitiously taking Fruit/Veg. 1 Hazel Dunn. 2 Jane where everyone brings a plate and
plant propagation. Taking hardwood cuttings was cuttings from other peoples Dalton. 3 Chris Dalton. we put the world to rights. More
By far the simplest form of demonstrated using several gardens during visits. Photos. 1 Ed Szczepanowski. 2 information can be found at
propagation is by division. varieties of Cornus or dogwood. Throughout his talk Guy was Jane Dalton. 3 Hazel Dunn. www.greathockhamgardeningclu
Simply dig it up, pull it apart into Take any stem, discard the asked many questions, a good Great Hockham Gardening Club b.org.uk.
suitable sized plants and then flowering section and cut into indication that members were meets the second Wednesday of It’s never too late to join. Our
replant. The advantage of this lengths of about a foot. Add a finding the topic interesting. For each month. September to April Next indoor meeting will be on
over the use of seed is that all the growth hormone to the base and example, revisiting his in the village hall for talks on a Wednesday 13thof March. Ian
plants will be genetically plant several in a pot. Plant out galanthophilic topic of last year, variety of subjects usually slanted Bedford will be telling us about
identical; what you had originally when the root system has moving snowdrops ‘in the green’, towards gardening. From May to those wonderful creatures,
will be what you get from the developed. During this is best carried out when the leaves August we visit local venues, butterflies.
daughter plants. Plants like demonstration Guy produced a are actually - yellow. again, mostly related to Edward Szczepanowski,
geraniums with fine roots need to fair number of cuttings, which he Competition results for February. gardening. During the summer
be replanted as soon as possible offered to members. Incidentally, Flowers. 1 Hazel Dunn. 2 Jane months we often throw in extra

ferry was fully booked at the time Our 32nd Anniversary Meal on We have a young Weeze family and more information.
Watton they wanted to go and they will not Saturday 9th February held at The with 2 children a boy and girl who Twinning membership is just £10
go by tunnel so that’s not Golden Dog at Shipdham was would like to twin with a young per year for a family and £7 for a
Twinning happening. This dramatically excellent, 26 members attended and family in Watton or one of the single adult. We hold 5 or 6 events
reduced our numbers, we discussed thought the meal was superb and all surrounding villages. If you or a year some to just socialize
Association weather we should go out of school plan on going there again. anyone you know would be together and others such as a Cream
So far this year we have had two holiday time which could be Our AGM is on March 27th at 8pm interested in hosting this family Tea, Games Afternoon, Carnival,
events, the first was our New Year cheaper, members were happy with in The Pentecostal Church, please let me know by ‘phone or Oktoberfest and Christmas Festive
Get-together on January 5th we had that. The 2nd choice of travel was Dereham Road, Watton. If you e.mail for more information. Market to raise funds for when our
a very enjoyable evening and talked by Minibus as we have several wish to come along to this meeting If you are interested in joining us Weeze friends come to Watton,
about this years trip to Weeze. We members who do not wish to go by you will be made most welcome, and making a link with a German always a most enjoyable time
were hoping to do a joint coach trip air. Circumstances decreed in the after the meeting tea and coffee is family in Weeze or just becoming a whether you have guests staying
with Kings Lynn who are twinned end that we are going by minibus served and is an ideal time to have member to meet our other members with you or just joining in.
with Emmerich, which is not too over the last Bank Holiday in May a chat and find out more about socially please contact me by Tel:- 01953 883317 or
far from Weeze, unfortunately the so we are looking forward to that. Twinning. telephone or e.mail below for a chat magsdevine@tiscali.co.uk
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 11
the owner’s family for ten years, support the churches at Griston members during January. Anyone
Museum 4 and asked us if we could help. We and Thompson as well as the Stevens' wanting to learn to Bowl
found out that Hastings is Community Hall. Contact Terry on 01362 525 042
Watton twinned with Schwerte, the town Our second Film Night will be on Almshouses
Free entry, free refreshments, free in the original owner’s address, April 26th, film title still to be
Kids Club, Metal Detecting, Flint and asked the Twinning released. Vacancy THE WEST END
Knapping…and more. Association if they could help. On If you fancy something The Almshouses, a Grade 2 listed WAITERS 2019
To celebrate our first birthday January 16th. we received a reply competitive but a bit different we building situated between Vincent (Verses to the tune of
which is March 15th. we will be from Germany, via Hastings, that have a Jig Saw Challenge on May Place and the Junior School,
the family had been found. Watch 17th. The task is to complete a
Lass of Richmond Hill.)
opening the Museum from consist of four studio cottages.
10-4p.m. on Saturday 16th.and this space for more news. 500 piece jig saw as a team of 4 in They are managed by a group of The West End Waiters still set out
Sunday 17th. There will several a set time. Each puzzle will be volunteer Trustees who oversee To Norfolk’s furthest places;
attractions, most importantly, free wrapped and therefore unseen prior all aspects of maintenance and With creaking limbs but spirits
entry as usual, and also free News From to beginning. Supper will be occupancy. The Trustees come bright
refreshments all day. provided. Book your team in now. from all parts of the local They flash their scarlet braces.
On Saturday, during the morning, Thompson On June 2nd we have a Plant Sale community and the organisation With nimble diction, blended voice
we will be holding a very special and Teas. More details to follow. is not run by St Mary's Church as And ever-present twinkles,
‘Kids Club’, in the afternoon Community We plan a Heritage event for July is commonly thought, although They disregard the passing years....
there will be the opportunity for 27th, which will include heritage the Constitution does require the And galvanise their wrinkles !
children to have a go with a metal Hall displays relating to the church as Vicar and a Churchwarden to be
The Day Centre in Taverham
detector. All children welcome. We had a wonderful French well as village and family history unelected Trustees.
Parents and grand-parents, stay Evening in January which was of those with roots in Thompson. The new year’s first employment
One of the cottages has recently
and have a ‘cuppa’ and biscuits, extremely well supported. With Details are still being planned. We dusted down our various gifts
become vacant and the Trustees
have a look round the Museum great food and lovely company it The date was chosen to coincide For transmitting enjoyment:
are seeking a new resident.
and see our ever-changing was a huge success. This was as close as we could with the Nostalgic music, joining in —
Please see below for details:
displays, all of which are Watton followed by a very successful 400th anniversary of the date of Our efforts proved a winner;
Stevens Almshouse Charity
or surrounding area related. Film Night On February 8th, our the first Legislative Assembly in We warmed their hearts with our
Watton, studio cottage with
On Saturday and Sunday we will first venture into film. We aim to Virginia on July 31st 1619. The good cheer....
separate kitchen and bathroom,
have an artefact ‘evaluation’. We show films which are not yet on reason for our interest is that Before they had their dinner.
communal gardens. Would suit
can’t tell what anything is worth, general sale. We showed the Virginia was then an English mature single responsible The Spixworth Bowls Club have a
but we can identify most things. latest version of A Star is Born colony and the Assembly was set person. Hall
There will be an expert Metal accompanied by traditional up very much on parliamentary Selection criteria applies. Half-hidden near their green,
Detectorist and several people popcorn and ice cream. We lines. The first Speaker of the References would be required. And packed with one of the
with specialist knowledge of welcomed a bigger audience than House was a Thompson man, For further information friendliest crowds
everything from fossils to anticipated and had to put out John Pory, born and baptised in please contact: That we have ever seen.
photographs. If its old (20, 200, extra chairs! the village in 1572. The Clerk: 01953 885479 “I’m lost for words” the chairman
or 2.000 years) we would like to On March 9th we have a Quiz Our regular events are: our said -
see it. Night at 7pm for a 7.30 start. coffee mornings on each Tuesday
On Saturday and Sunday John Teams of 4 at £3 a head. from 10am; lunch on the first Dereham ‘Bowled’ comprehensively;
“I liked the naughty bits!” said
Lord, flint knapper extraordinaire, Booking is not essential but Tuesday of each month 12noon;
will be on hand to answer desirable just so we can have games afternoon on the first Indoor Bowls one....
And then they served us tea!
questions and demonstrate his enough tables and chairs Tuesday of each month 2pm.
skills. available. Why not come and have a lunch Club Watton
Where? Museum 4 Watton, On March 30th we have yet more of home made soup or sandwich Congratulations to the following
Wayland Hall, Middle Street, food. This time we have a (or both!) home made cake and winners of the annual club and (Loch Neaton)
Watton IP25 6UY. (01953 Starters and Finishers Evening to then enjoy an afternoon of able county completion who go off to
797060) go with a light-hearted look at games. We can also offer carpet the county finals Bowls Club
When? Friday 16th March and racing, No gambling involved but bowls if there is sufficient Ladies singles Mrs Y Hunt; Pairs The Lawn Bowls season will soon be
Saturday 17th March 10a.m. to a bit of competitive fun. Even interest, and a table tennis. In Bernadette Scott and Janet Newell; starting and Watton (Loch Neaton)
4p.m. without a main course there will warmer weather we now have a Triples Bernadette Scott Beryl Bowls Club will be holding its
Amongst our recent visitors, be plenty to eat. £12 a head, brand new petanque pitch which Kittle and Brigit Wood; Fours Annual Spring Meeting on Saturday
(4500 to date), was a lady who booking essential. was funded by Awards For All Jackie Cornhill Heather Clements 9th March, 10am in the Clubroom at
bought in a Bible, it was picked We host another of our huge book and Breckland. Lynn West and Christine Bailey the Sports Centre. If you are
up by her grandfather during the sales on April 13th in conjunction So lots happening in Thompson. Men's Singles Graham Adams; interested in joining us or learning to
battle of Cambrai, France on with Griston, which are proving For all of the above visit our Pairs Derek Bower and David play, please come along. We have an
November 20th. 1917. Inside the immensely popular. Light website or contact us on Hicks; Triples David Hicks Derek Open Day and courses, with qualified
front cover is the name and refreshments, lunches, cakes etc info@thompsoncommunityhall.co Bower and David Naughton; Fours coaches, planned for the start of the
address of its German owner. The will be available. Lots of .uk or phone the hall on 01953 David Hicks Peter Henman season April/May. Contact: Graham
lady who bought it in to the secondhand but new-to-you titles 488508 and leave a message and Graham Adams and B Lee. Vellam Tel: 01953880414 or Kevin
Museum had been trying to trace to browse. Funds raised will we will get back to you. The Club welcomed fourteen new Simpson Tel: 01953882790.
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 12
served at 6.30. Five kale from the field, loaded it into farmhouse which was adjacent to
Memories of a other girls sat at the a trailer pulled by an old Trusty the cowshed. At least we would
table with us to share a tractor, this was spread on the not have to ride back and forward
Land Army Girl bedroom with two of field for the cows to eat during down that dark rough lane any
- Mary Emms them. The farmhouse the evening. Sugar beet pulp had more.
was a beautiful old to be soaked and mangles put It was clear from the start
Ed: In the 1990’s The Wayland building with a 'mod through the shredder. Once a that the herdsman's wife did not
Heritage Group published a cons' and a generator week the cesspool was part want two extra mouths to feed but
leaflet recalling the memories of for the electricity. The emptied. The pit was about 8ft. being under the farmers orders
the late Mary Emms. All food was marvellous - square and very deep covered she couldn't refuse. I was given a
Wattonians will, I am sure, no rationing here. A with railway sleepers. Standing small room next door to the sons
remember Mary and her husband big "Aga" in the astride two sleepers you dipped a room, Eileen was put up in the
Tom with great fondness. kitchen was used for all pail into the thick green slime and attic. A bed and chest of drawers
Early Days the cooking and heated threw in down into a channel were the contents of the room.
From behind the typewriter in a the water. until you couldn't reach any The floor sloped so if you
London office on the banks of the The next morning while further. What a balancing act this dropped anything it rolled under
Thames I considered my the rest of the house was. Our tasks also included the bed. We were to use the back
situation. I had a very good, slept Eileen and I were treating ringworm with iodine, stairs only. An oil lamp in the
secure, pensionable position in a up at 5a.m. to cycle to scrubbing each cow for warble fly centre of the kitchen table
large soap company. The war was pairs of knee length socks, a hat the cowshed. There was no food and painting broken horns with provided the only light and a
beginning to 'hot up' and I and coat, tie, a pair of corduroy or drink, we had to wait until Stockholm tar. pump over the sink the only
realised it was only a matter of breeches, a pair of boys black breakfast at 9a.m. At the The village was quite a distance water. A black range was the
time before I would be 'directed' boots and a pair of brown cowshed it was a completely away and contained one general only means of cooking and
to other things. I had applied to walking shoes. My number was different world. A long wooden store that sold everything. An heating. Outside the back door a
join the WRENS but at that time 74520 and the railway warrant building open at both ends with a elderly lady kept the Post Office large pond, home for several
they were only taking nurses and said 'single to Clare'. The parting cement floor, the only light was which was the front room of her ducks and beyond that the 'loo'.
other specialist skills so my name shot was 'you must take your from 4 hurricane lamps. The cottage. The counter was a On dark nights it was quite a
had been placed on a waiting list. cycle as you will need it'. Oh cows came into one end of the school type desk, an Oxo tin manoeuvre, with the aid of a
The firm I worked for gave us how right that turned out to be. shed and after milking went out at contained the cash. If you were hurricane lamp to dodge the
one Saturday morning off every Next morning, armed with a large the bottom into a yard. Each cow lucky and your half day off fell ducks and not get your feet wet.
three weeks and the next week case and cycle I somehow arrived in question was very patient to on a Wednesday a cycle ride into Bath night was a tin bath in the
was my day off. During the at Liverpool St. Station to start say the least. After an hour with Bury St. Edmunds for the joys of copper house, alright in the
morning I went into Epsom, our my journey into the unknown. a couple of spoonfuls of milk in Market Day was quite an event. summer but pretty cold in the
nearest town, and noticed the Upon changing trains at Marks the bottom of a 2 gallon pail I felt Three weeks had passed and the winter. Bedtime yet another
W.L.A. recruiting office. On Tey I saw another girl dressed as if my arms and hands would rest of the farm workers had event, we had to share one candle
impulse I went in and signed on. just like me and when I spoke to drop off !! For the remaining christened us the 'cow girls'. My which had to last a week. As it
This was the first time in my life her discovered she was heading milking time I washed cows milking skill had improved and I was dark at night and in the
I'd ever done anything without for the same farm also to work udders and put milk through the had played midwife to the first mornings the one who was last to
getting my parents permission. with cows. This is Eileen. cooler into 10 gallon churns. cow to calve since I arrived. It bed had to be up and dressed first
Returning home at lunchtime I Arriving at Clare station around Milking over and daylight at last was a red letter day when a lady and go to the other bedroom with
broke the news to my family, to tea-time we were met by the the cows were taken into the field from the Land Army office in candle, wait while friend dressed
say they were surprised was an farmer and his wife in their Rover to graze until the 2.p.m. milking. Bury called at the farm and left a so that we could negotiate the
understatement. car. Our cases were soon put in The calves had to be fed and the pair of rubber boots for me. stairs. A request to my mother
For the next two weeks work at the boot, we were told to follow copper lit with sticks then packed These were unobtainable, only and a bundle of candles arrived so
the office continued and the the car on our cycles. The farm up with wood so that it would be allowed for stock workers. After that we were able to have one
bombs started to drop, the Land was 9 miles away, a very large near boiling when we returned weeks of the hard black boots my each. I had to hide the spare ones
Army seemed a million miles mixed fruit farm with a prize herd from breakfast. It was 9a.m. and feet and legs were very sore. as they tended to disappear !!
away. Returning home one of pedigree Guernsey cows. time for our cycle ride back to the SUMMERTIME Our evenings were spent sitting
evening my mother informed me After being served with tea and farmhouse. Everyone had left for Summer had arrived, the fruit round the kitchen table as it was
that the Land Army office had cakes by the maid there was to be work on the fields so Eileen and I picking season was fast the only place you could see to
telephoned during the day to ask yet another cycle ride to the had the large long table to approaching and it was to be all write letters or sew.
if I would be prepared to go to cowshed, 2 miles down a very ourselves, the maid came in with change at the farmhouse. Every During my stay at the farm I
Suffolk and work with cows. rough winding road to meet the our most welcome breakfast. spare room and empty cottage had entered for the proficiency
Why not I thought, so the next herdsman with whom we were to Back at the cowshed at 10a.m. it was taken over and filled with test and obtained the W.L.A.
day mother 'phoned the office and work. Our day was to start at was time to wash down the shed, camp beds for the school children badge, also I took a
told them. After a few days I was 5.30 a.m. and end at 5.30 p.m. fill the food hoppers and check and students that were coming for correspondence course with the
told to report to the Epsom office seven days a week with a half day the water bowls. The calf boxes the fruit picking. The 'cow girls' Ministry of Agriculture on Dairy
to collect my uniform. This off. The wage of £3.1.10d to be were mucked out each morning had to move out to go and live Husbandry and received their
consisted of 2 shirts, 1 jumper, 2 paid at the end of each month. and the bull had to be fed. with the herdsman, his wife, certificate.
dust coats, 1 pair of dungarees, 2 Back at the farmhouse dinner was During the winter months we cut daughter and son in their To be continued.

men and boys. In fact, only three Over the following years the that one of the company Hargreaves.
Musicians had any experience of brass band, like all bands, has had its presenters, Christine Webber, Currently there are 19 members
banding. The keenness of all ups and downs and by the end of would like to take on the task of on the band books, one who has
Wanted concerned was shown by the fact 1980 had shrunk to ten members. conducting the band. On the first been in the band from the very
By Breckland Brass Band that the band was able to give its Peter Bowes, the conductor, had rehearsal with her in charge the beginning, namely John Field, Bb
no experience necessary first public performance on the also decided that, after about 15 band membership almost Bass player and current
occasion of the Armistice Day years playing and then another 15 doubled! With a well known chairman.However, we are
Breckland Brass Band was Parade and service in the same years conducting, the time had personality up front many players actively searching for new
conceived over a Christmas drink year - just under ten months from come for him to hang up his returned to the band, people members of all disciplines to
in the directors' office of Messrs. the first rehearsal. baton and instrument. Losing the flocked to hear us (or see her boost and improve the band as we
Green Bros. Ltd. in 1950 and in Over the years the band has band's guiding light was a big loss maybe) but since that time the enter 2019.
the following month - 21st achieved many successes in the to the band as, like his father band has never looked back. She We will be starting beginners
January 1951 - the band had its contesting field, including the before him, Peter had maintained stayed with the band for two classes every Wednesday evening
first rehearsal in the works title of Suffolk County such high standards in the band. It years before passing the baton to at Forest Academy School hall in
canteen. Champions on no fewer than was a bit of a shock to the Malcolm Allerton who passed the Brandon from 6.30pm until
The instruments and music were three different occasions. remaining members of the band baton to Dave Goodwin, our 7.15pm. Instruments, music and
provided by Messrs Tom and In November 1971 the band left to suddenly become leaderless current band master, who spent tuition provided FREE of charge.
Frank Green and Mr Harold the company and adopted the and rather short of players. many years playing solo cornet in Please visit our website at
Bowes was appointed name 'Breckland Brass Band'. However, in the nick of time one the Fleet Air Arm Volunteer www.brecklandbrass.co.uk for
bandmaster. At that time all This independence gave the band of the original trombone players, Band, a highly successful brass further details and contacts.
members were employees of the a new zest and revitalised spirit Philip Jacob, returned to the fold band of the late 60's and early To contact the Band secretary,
company and numbered some and also allowed ladies to join and, as he worked as a camera 70's, under the baton of the Sarah Whistler, please email
thirty inexperienced but very keen and partake for the first time. man for Anglia TV, informed us legendary Prof Walter saz_douglass@hotmail.co.uk
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 13
produced items at Craft Fairs etc? The No 1 pub lunch group will be come togeather. Roll on the B B lots of events and activities right
There's More You could be a suitable going to The Watton and Horses Qs I say!. across the Wayland area and no
candidate, Do you bake at Griston on Thursday 14 The computer group has now doubt 2019 will be better. Keep
to Us than celebration cakes or cater for March. grown in number from three up with What’s Going On by
events and don’t always have a The venue will be advised for the members to seven and is a hive of following the Facebook and
Meets the full ‘order book’? You could be no 2 pub lunch group for activity on Friday and Saturday Twitter pages or check the Events
a suitable candidate. Do you Tuesday 26 March. mornings (from 10am to 1pm). on the Watton Town Council
Eye! grow plants or produce and The second group of members Our list of up and coming events website. In the meantime, here
Ever wondered what goes on sometimes find you have more will be visiting RAF Mareham on is as follows: * Thursday 21st are some dates for your 2019
BEFORE a play takes to the than you need? You could be a 13 March. Anyone wishing to go March, "Yarmouth Dogs" * Watton and Wayland Diary.
stage? Well, sometimes it seems suitable candidate. If you want to please add their name to the list. Saturday 18th May, "Newmarket Open Gardens and Yard Sale.
like there are 101 things to do find out more, then why don’t Membership fees of £22 will be Horse Races". * Saturday 8th Saturday & Sunday 15th / 16th
beforehand. you pop in and have a chat with collected at the February and June, "Mid Norfolk Railway" June. After a successful first year
This year marks the Wayland us on Market Day or pop us a March meetings. Afternoon Tea. * Thursday 25th in 2018 we are repeating this
Players 70th Anniversary and as message on our facebook page. Watton U3A will be holding the July, "Cromer Pier Show" * If popular event. There’s plenty of
part of our celebrations we would Since our return at the beginning AGM on Thursday 28 March. you are interested in joining us time to get your garden ready for
like to invite you to the Queens of February, the pleasant spring Please contact our Membership call in on one of our Monday viewing but please help us by
Hall, Watton on Thursday 4th weather has given the Market a Secretary, Jacqui Cummings morning opening times and have booking early.
April, between 8pm and 10pm, to great start to the New Year and 01953 881716, if you would like a chat. Antiques and Collectables
meet the Players and to discover we have had a steady stream of to become a member of the Remember the kettle is always on Street Market. Sunday 7 July.
just what goes on behind the new customers as well as our Watton U3A, or would like so why not call in for a cuppa, we New this year the High Street
scenes. Past Members of the ‘regulars’. Our baked goods further details. are open Mondays and will be packed with stalls selling,
Players will be especially continue to be as popular as ever Wednesdays (Social, Garden and well, allsorts. We are working in
welcome to come and reminisce and plants and craft items are also Workshop). 9,30 am to 1 pm and partnership with Watsons Fairs
with us. in demand! The personalised Wayland the Computer Group on Fridays who run the popular monthly
Once a play is chosen, there are items seem to provide ideal and Saterdays 10am to 1pm. event in the Queens Hall so will
scripts to buy, readings and solutions for the hard to find gifts Mens Shed Well thats me for another month, be a great chance to find that
auditions to take place and only and we can often fulfil requests take care look forward to seeing special something. There’ll be
then do rehearsals begin. As the within a week, although it is Social Group you all. entertainment and food to keep
play takes shape there are tickets always helpful to have generous After a few cold winter months it Richard Adams,Chairman you going while you browse.
to be ordered, costumes to be time scales when a bespoke item was good to be able to start 2019 WMS. email: Norfolk Day! Saturday 27th
found or made, props to be sorted is being made to order. with a fresh list of events, on waylandmensshed@gmail.com July. Yes it’s happening again.
and finally, a set to be built. It's Come and find us at the Christian friday 25th January this year we Sure to be lots happening around
not just actors required! All Community Centre, every kicked off with one of our most the area.
these things need willing helpers. Wednesday 8.30 am – 11.30 am. popular evenings our "Quiz and What’s Going Watton Carnival. Sunday 15th
Come along on 4th April when Chips" extravaganza! that sound September. Bound to be a great
there will be a display of a bit over the top does it not, but on in Watton family day out as always. The
costumes - some made specially Watton U3A with some 45 members, partners theme this year is ‘Festival of
for past productions - a theatre and friends packed into our hall and Wayland Colour’.
make up demonstration with a Watton - thats pretty much seemed what it Watton Fireworks. Saturday
chance to see what you'll look felt like, with the format now in 2019? 26th October. Now in it’s fifth
like in 20 years time and a model Why? changed to having our Fish & We made it to Spring! Hopefully year, we’ve booked a fine, dry
showing how sets are designed. Julian Horn came to our meeting Chip supper "before" the Quiz by the time you are reading this evening this year ……...
You'll get the chance to see the in January to give us insight on started instead of at the half way we’ll be appreciating some lovely Festive Market. Sunday 24th
backstage area of the Hall, some why Watton exists where it does break, we may have to change the March sunshine (can you put a November. Needs no
of our 70 years of archive with photos and diagrams to name of our popular event to jinx on the weather?) and looking introduction, a great way to get
material will be on display and, illustrate his talk. In his opinion "Chips and Quiz" evening, but on forward to the summer. 2018 your Christmas season started.
of course, there will be Watton has been driven by a second thoughts that does not was an amazingly busy year with
refreshments. market since it's inception. In sound quite as exciting.
The Wayland Players is open to 1066 Watton is mentioned in the Tuesday 12th Feburary was
everyone aged 18 or over and we Domesday book. Hearsay another of our regular events "10
don't just put on plays! As a evidence shows that in 1202, the pin Bowling" at "Strikes" in
group we go out for meals, take Lord of Watton Hall John de Dereham, once again we see an
part in quizzes and arrange trips Vaux obtained a charter from the increase in numbers with 20 of
to other productions. We King to hold a market on Friday's our number turning up to show
welcome new members whether but nearby Saham Toney held a off their skills at lobbing a large
they want to act, work back stage, market on Friday so complained round projectile down the
front of house of just be part of a to the King. Consequently the bowling lane at high speed and it
friendly group. Normally there is charter for Watton was was good to see that some of our
an annual membership fee of £24 withdrawn. After John de Vaux senior members can still show the
to cover insurance, set storage passed the manor to his brother youngsters a thing or two,
and other overheads but join us Oliver, he applied for the charter needless to say everyone enjoyed
on the night and pay just £15 for to be reinstated so Watton was the afternoon, especially the
the rest of the year. granted a charter for a Bacon Buttie (or cake) with a
We look forward to seeing you to Wednesday market in 1204. By drink at the half way break.
help us celebrate our 70th 1350 Saham Toney's market had Our workshop is now busy
Anniversary year. disappeared as Watton changed making some Bird tables ready
the road layout in the town so for the coming months when our
everyone went through the feathered friends return to our
Watton market place. So Watton grew shores, these Bird Table proved
and from 1550 a hundred years to be very popular last year with
Country on the population had doubled in several being sold to members of
size. Julian told us where the the public, at only £30 each they
Market original market was situated and are good value for money, Bird
Watton Country Market is calling about the stalls which eventually Boxes will also be available just
all crafters, bakers, confectioners, over the years became permanent pop in and ask if you are
jam/preserve makers, producers buildings still to be found in the interested.
and gardeners. Have you got centre of Middle Street. As ever Our gardening group have been
what it takes to be part of our the talk was very revealing and working on our garden weather
merry band? Even if you want to fascinating giving us all an permitting, they now have a
sell with us on an ‘ad hoc’ basis, insight into Watton's history. storage shed which they hope to
we could be very interested in The speaker for March is Jane have erected in a few weeks so
hearing from you. Are you Lond-Caulk to tell us about the things are now finally starting to
already selling your hand Linus Project.
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 14
Watton Churches Together Thought for the Month were out in force: what, where, when get in touch about reserving a space.
St. Mary’s Church, Watton and who, seemed to be the order of the These will be limited as there will be
By Revd Barbara Winner, Watton
www.stmaryswatton.org evening but, for some, the whys and many other activities going on outside
Follow us @StMarysWatton
Methodist Church
the hows were in short supply. A too. We do make the stipulation of no
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, The word Spring is in the air. In lots of director might have been useful; books or food, but otherwise it will be
on 01953 881439, I shall be available at church on Tuesdays ways it is a positive word conquering someone to delegate whether a shy- first come first served. The sales have
between 10.30am and 12 noon - Gerry Foster
up thoughts of new life, spring one or a showman should take the become very popular so we anticipate
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion
2nd Wednesday Morning Worship flowers, warmer days and Easter. But floor. But, without the anecdotal good numbers. Many thanks, Keith
Thursdays 7.30-8.00am, 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers we are not fully there yet. When I was prowess of those who had the courage and Caroline 880153.
Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers a child at home the word Spring had a to speak and, the participation by our
5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise certain dread to it. For my mother it hosts, Len and Val, the evening would What’s on at St Mary’s
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yr meant Spring Cleaning! And Spring have been a far less jolly affair.
term time only Cleaning was a very thorough affair in An additional attraction to the Church, Watton
Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching which I was always to be fully evening’s entertainment was Dennis’ Thursday 7th March 10.00am
Please note change in office opening hours involved so that I could learn and Display: Once discarded wartime Thursday Chat a social coffee morning
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-12 noon rubbish is now regarded as treasure at St Mary’s Church, all welcome
enhance my domestic skills! Needless
Tel: 01953 881252 email: wattonchurch@gmail.com
to say the practise of Spring Cleaning and it was exhibited here with pride; Sundays 3rd, 10th & 17th, 24th &
Sun 3rd 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Holy Communion has never been on my domestic recoveries included sections of heavy 31st March ADventure 10.00am-
Wed 6th Ash Wednesday agenda! duty communication cables, and a cast 11.30am free for 0-16 years. Breakfast
9.30am Holy Communion & However during this month the iron pot containing HV transformer - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus
Imposition of Ashes Church Calendar presents us with the and circuitry for the ignition of the Teaching term time only.
Sun 10th 8.00am Holy Communion season of Lent leading up to the FIDO petrol burners. These dual Mondays 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
10.00am Informal Holy Communion celebrations of Easter Day. For some it purpose devices could provide runway March Story Bags 9.30am at St
Sun 17th 8.00am Holy Communion is a time for a spiritual ‘spring clean’ – lighting with fog dispersal properties. Mary’s Church for parents and
10.00am Holy Communion preschool children each Monday term
perhaps to give something up or to Are there signs of the emergence of an
Sun 24th 8.00am Holy Communion
take on new things. It can be a time to aviation museum on the horizon? time only.
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10
12 noon Holy Baptism think about what we could change to Next month, we look forward to a visit Mondays 4th, 11th 18th & 25th
6.30pm Choral Evensong come closer to God and discover more to the workshop of WNAS member March 4.30-5.45pm Watton
Sun 31st Mothering Sunday about God’s way in the world. It is Roger B, an unassuming gentleman Rainbow Brownies at St Mary’s
8.00am Holy Communion often helpful to do this with others and whose apparent shyness overshadows Church Rooms for girls aged 5-7
10.00am Mothering Sunday Service. so if you would like to join us there is an his technical ability; he builds large years. The Rainbows will be meeting
Watton Methodist Church opportunity with people from different scale WW1 fighter planes for his each Monday at St Mary’s Church
www.wattonmethodist.btck.co.uk churches starting on March 14th for five personal transport. during term time
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and consecutive mornings from 9.30am to Rainbows1stwatton@hotmail.com or
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. 11.30am. in the Watton Christian look on Facebook
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large
Grand Second Hand Saturday 16th March 10-12noon
Community Centre in the High Street
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. next to the Methodist Church. You will Book Sales Coffee Morning at St Mary’s Church,
Sun 3rd 10.30am Mr P Wright be very welcome to join us. Happy Preparations are going well for the Watton, all welcome.
6.30pm Mr A Warby first sale of 2019 on Saturday 13th The February Winner of the 100 Club
Spring Cleaning!
Sun 10th 11.00am Section Service at Sporle
April, and we take this opportunity to Draw was number 45 Janice Selvey
6.30pm Mrs E Warby
remind you all that donations are Friday 22nd March 2.15pm, Watton
Sun 17th 10.30am Rev B Winner West Norfolk welcome at any time; the earlier the Community Cinema at St Mary’s
6.30pm Rev B Trinder
Sun 24th 10.30am Local Arrangement Aviation Society better! We are particularly asking for Church “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
3.00pm Songs of Praise at Thursford The scheduled meeting of the WNAS CDs, DVDs, and cassette tapes. These Refreshment Café opens one hour
Sun 31st 10.30am Rev E Jolly (www.westnorfolkaviationsociety.org. must be original, not home recordings. prior to screening. Tickets available at
6.30pm Rev B Winner uk) was convened as usual at the We also welcome any vinyl, but alas the box office on the day.
Roman Catholic Community Mundford Bowls Club on Tuesday 5th no VHS videos. Collection can be Sat 23rd March Concert 7.00pm a
Each Sat 5.00pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church of February. There was no guest arranged, just give us a call. concert of Renaissance Music. Early
speaker on this occasion but, some 30 Later in the year at our summer sale on music sung by “Peddar’s Quire” at St
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill 13th July we are opening the Mary’s Church. Tickets £5 payable on
members gathered at the event with
Sun 3rd 10.00am Lay Led Service with Sunday Funday
Sun 10th 9.30am Family Holy Communion the expectation of participating in a Millennium Green to outside stalls, the door, refreshments.
Sun 17th 9.30am Morning Worship DIY forum designed to provide, and/ both charity and personal. If you are a Proceeds to the Falconer Trust and St
Sun 24th 9.30am Holy Communion or, impart information on aeronautical keen crafter, a canny car booter, or Mary’s Church Family Matters
Sun 31st 9.30am Mothering Sunday Service matters. All the interrogative pronouns simply want to clear some clutter, then Keyworker.
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
Sun 31st 10.30am Mothering Sunday Service

St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington


Sun 3rd 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 17th 10.30am All Age Worship
Sun 31st 10.30am Mothering Sunday Service
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
Sun 31st 11.00am Mothering Sunday Service

All Saints Church, Threxton


Our service at All Saints Church Threxton will be on
Sunday 3rd March at 10 30 a.m.
A warm welcome to all.

Fountain of Life Church


The Well Christian Centre, Swaffham Road, Ashill IP25 7BT
Telephone 01760 441 902.
Sunday Services in March
3rd March 10:00 18:00 10th March 10:00 18:00
17th March 10:00 18:00 24th March 10:00 18:00
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 15
and close door into neck, to leave
How to give a head showing. Force mouth open
with dessert spoon. Flick pill down
cat a pill! throat with elastic band.
from Breckland Cats Protection 11. Fetch screwdriver from garage
From The Funny File to cheer us up and put cupboard door back on
until Spring arrives! How to give a hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of
cat a pill – and a dog too. Scotch, pour a glass, drink. Apply
1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the cold compress to cheek and check
crook of your left arm as if holding records for date of last tetanus shot.
a baby. Position right forefinger Apply whiskey compress to cheek
and thumb on either side of the cat's to disinfect. Toss back another shot.
mouth and gently apply pressure to Throw T-shirt away and fetch new
cheeks while holding pill in right one from bedroom.
hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill 12. Call fire brigade to retrieve the
into mouth. Allow cat to close damn cat from tree across the road.
mouth and swallow. Apologise to neighbour who
2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat crashed into fence while swerving
from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil
arm and repeat process. wrap.
3. Retrieve cat from bedroom and 13. Tie the little @!!@$%'s front
throw soggy pill away. paws to rear paws with garden
4. Take new pill from foil wrap, twine and bind tightly to leg of
cradle cat in left arm, holding rear dining table, find heavy-duty
paws tightly with left hand. Force pruning gloves from shed. Push pill
jaws open and push pill to back of into mouth followed by large piece
My picture shows the dancers this year in the hall mouth with right forefinger. Hold of fillet steak. Be rough about it.
We Were Sold Out ! ! which was beautifully decorated with hearts and mouth shut for count of ten.
5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl
Hold head vertically and pour 2
THE INNER WHEEL CLUB OF WATTON found balloons . There was a very enthusiastic group of pints of water down throat to wash
itself in this enviable position one week before their dancers and they are shown learning a dance called and cat from top of wardrobe. Call pill down.
annual Barn Dance was to take place in the Queens the Maypole.A great evening was had by all. spouse from garden. 14. Consume remainder of
Hall on February 15th this year. Other news is that our first Lunchtime concert is 6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged whiskey. Get spouse to drive you to
taking place on 27th of February to be followed on firmly between knees, hold front Accident and Emergency, sit
The club have been running Barn Dances for many
27th March by an afternoon with KYLE. Some and rear paws. Ignore low growls quietly while doctor stitches fingers
years, my own records go back to 1994 and there
people may remember Kyle coming last year when emitted by the cat. Get spouse to and forearm and remove pill
were probably more before that. The first ones used
to take place in the village hall at Great Cressingham she had all but lost her voice and had been joined by hold head firmly with one hand remnants from right eye. Call
and there were sometimes two per year, but after a two friends to help her. At that time her bubbly while forcing wooden ruler into furniture shop on way home to
time the hall became too small and when their floor personality shone through and her voice gained in mouth. Drop pill down ruler and order new table.
strength as the time went on. She brings a selection rub cat's throat vigorously. 15. Arrange for the RSPCA to
had to be relaid the move was made very
of “Hits through the decades” with a mixture of pop, 7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get collect mutant cat from hell and call
successfully to the Queens Hall.
rock and roll, easy listening, country and music hall another pill from foil wrap. Make local pet shop to see if they have
Since then the dances have sometimes had smaller
numbers but lately seemed to have gained in which is guaranteed to get you tapping your feet and note to buy new ruler and repair any hamsters.
popularity and this year was SOLD OUT! joining in. curtains. Carefully sweep shattered How to give a dog a pill.
For all these years Shinanikins have been the band with There is also a Coffee Morning in the Queens Hall figurines and vases from hearth and 1. Wrap it in a piece of cheese
on March 2nd when our delicious cakes, coffees and set to one side for gluing later. For information or advice, or if
popular caller, George, leading the dancers as they try
teas will be on offer, do come along with friends to 8. Wrap cat in large towel and get you need help with the cost of
to master the steps and patterns of the dances. It is
this popular meeting place and enjoy them. spouse to lie on cat with head just neutering, please call us on 01842
always great fun and mistakes by those who can't tell
their right from their left are tolerated with good Our club meeting in February was a business meeting visible from below armpit Put pill 810018. Rita Thompson.
humour. Our ladies provide a supper of ham, cheese, when many of our arrangements for events are in end of drinking straw, force
discussed and we also elect our club officers for the mouth open with pencil, and
bread and salad which is always appreciated and the
following year. We are very lucky to have ladies blow down drinking straw.
raffles have added to our charity funds.
prepared to take on the jobs that keep the club 9. Check label to make sure
in good heart and enable us to do the many pill not harmful to humans,
community events we do throughout the year. drink a beer to take taste
A SPECIAL DIARY DATE is the away. Apply plaster to
STRAWBERRY TEA at 30 Thetford Road spouse's forearm and remove
(the pink house) on THURSDAY, JUNE blood from carpet with cold
20th 2pm – 4pm water and soap.
As ever, for further information about events 10. Retrieve cat from
or about becoming an Inner wheel member neighbour's shed. Get
please ring me, Brenda, on 01953 881792 or another pill. Open another
Club Secretary Pam on 01953 880904. beer. Place cat in cupboard
The Wayland News March 2019 Page 16

Ashill
Village
Aid
Lunch
Club
Ashill Village Aid 's Friday
Lunch Club at the Call In has
proven to be a great success. At
the beginning of last year we
served lunches for approx 7
people, the lunches being
delivered from the Lodge Care
Home in the village.
We called a meeting to look at
the possibilities of cooking
lunches at the Call In. From that
meeting we have five cooks and
six helpers cooking delicious
meals on the premises. We now
have approx 20 people enjoying
the pleasure of dining together
on a regular basis.
Although it has taken some time
to get the essential Breckland
Council permission, purchase of
a larger cooker and equipment
everyone has been happy to give
their support to this venture. In
addition we have a volunteer
designing attractive menu cards
and a volunteer driver for the
vehicle we are able to hire from
The Well Centre in Ashill.
All is looking good for 2019.

Ayres, read by a member of "Three's The Watton Museum has a display


Watton Evening WI Company" was gently mouthed, word showing 100 years of the W.I. in
The February meeting of Watton for word by a W.I. member. Victoria Norfolk, featuring Watton W.I.'s, the
Evening W.I. was a well attended and Wood had us laughing aloud while Norfolk Federation and National
fun evening. A selection of poetry and Adrian Henri and Roger McGough, Federation.
prose entitled "All you Need is Love" two of the Liverpool poets, brought Following on from a hugely successful
by "Three's Company" entertained, back memories of the Swinging Sixties membership growth, the waiting list is
amused and made us thoughtful. into the Seventies. Those were the now, unfortunately closed and no more
We began with a reading from days! We were treated to extracts from members can join Watton Evening W.I.
Corinthians, commonly used during the work of many other poets and the for the foreseeable future. Interested
wedding celebrations. In contrast, evening finished with a poignant "Life ladies may like to try some of the
W.H. Auden reminded us of the loss of after Love" groups in surrounding villages.
loved ones. In between these emotions How we laughed and (nearly) cried. A Details of these WIs can be found on
we were treated to some poems causing wonderful entertaining evening came to www.thewi.org.uk/norfolk.
laughter and fond memories. Pam an end.

SAHAM WI
THE WAYLAND NEWS
Page space is allocated strictly on a first come, first served basis. 12
Noon on the 15th of the month preceding publication is now the last
“PRE-LOVED” date and time that copy will be considered for inclusion. Arrival of
SALE copy before deadline does not guarantee inclusion, if you wish to be
certain your entry gets published, then please make sure it arrives in
SATURDAY plenty of time otherwise you may still be disappointed.
30th MARCH If you are submitting on paper you MUST sign and include your
contact details with each item. If you do not, the item will NOT
09.30 - 11.00 AM be published. You can contact Julian by ringing (01953) 858908.
WELLS COLE You can write to 8 Princess Close, Watton IP25 6XA
COMMUNITY CENTRE The e-mail address is julian@waylandnews.com
BELL LANE, SAHAM TONEY
Views expressed in articles in The Wayland News are those of the
Clothing - Linen - Bric-a-Brac contributors and may not reflect the
Toys - Books New /Nearly New views of the publisher or printers.
Raffle. While every care and effort has been taken to ensure accuracy,
Tea and coffee available the publisher cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions.
30p entry This issue of the The Wayland News was published by:
Raising funds for Saham WI Julian Horn, 32 High Street, Watton IP25 6AE
Donations can be collected and printed by:
locally by telephoning
01953 882767 or Sharman & Company Ltd, Newark Road
01953 884880 after 20th March Peterborough PE1 5TD. Phone: 01733 424 949