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What did you do in the The Wayland Players – 70 and still going strong
Cold War, Daddy?
(Or Mummy?)
Do you remember RAF Watton during the 1950s and 1960s?
Can you remember the missiles at North Pickenham? Do you
recall seeing, or even working on, the Bloodhound site at
Griston? What about the highly classified aircraft operating from
Watton? I am researching the Cold War period as it affected the
local area and would very much like to hear from anyone who
can remember that time - or even remember their parents talking
about it.
The Cold War covered roughly the period between 1948 and
1990; the RAF station had ceased regular flying by about 1970,
but had been heavily involved in “Cold War activities” up until
then. Is there someone out there who can remember “Ban the
Bomb”- type protests in the local area? Was STANTA busier
then? There were several more military airfields in Norfolk and
Suffolk at that time - did your hens lay fewer eggs because of
aircraft activity at Watton or jets flying overhead? Can you
recall seeing lots of RAF airmen at the Railway Station - or
perhaps you were one?
This is an important period in our recent past and I think there
are as yet untold stories about it. If you know anything relevant
or of interest, I would be most grateful if you would telephone
me, George Collins, on 01953 884649.

Present Chairman, Jenny Mann, with Michael Adcock, a past Chairman and Grandsonson of founding member Ernest Adcock
Although the Players are celebrating their which reads ‘Ladies are requested to A move from the Sale Rooms came with
70th year of amateur theatre in Watton remove their hats to add to the enjoyment the wonderful local volunteer effort
this year, the tradition of amateur of those sitting behind them.’ between 1952 and 1956 to purchase,
dramatics goes back much further with After some years performances moved to dismantle, re-locate and fit out an aircraft
‘The Wayland Dramatic Group’ Barnham’s Sale Room (where Tesco’s hanger which became, originally ‘the
performing in the 1880s. In 1926 ‘The car park is now adjoining Norwich Road) Coronation Hall’ and by 1956 the much-
Watton Players’ was founded by Frank where, after the war, the Young loved ‘Queens Hall’.
Faulkner and performed until the Conservatives enjoyed modern electric November 1956 saw the Wayland Players
outbreak of the Second World War. lighting to present a series of plays until, performing for the first time in the
Early performances were given in The in 1949, The Wayland Players was Queens Hall with their choice of play
Wayland Hall on a gas-lit stage founded with Gregor Shanks as the first being ’Murder at the Vicarage’ by Agatha
augmented by a pair of old car headlights Chairman and ‘The Ghost Train’ chosen Christie. The Queens Hall has been the
powered by an accumulator! The gas as the first play. home of the Players ever since.
lights caused great complications as Since that momentous date, there have In 1974, the Breckland Drama Festival
turning them off in the intervals involved been 70 years of unbroken amateur was inaugurated. This competitive and
someone crawling about in the audience theatre in Watton with audiences peripatetic festival of one-act plays was a
with a long, hooked pole. enjoying, with one or two exceptions, two wonderful showcase in the Breckland
Other inconveniences of the early days full-length major productions each year area for the Players and one in which the
are evidenced by a note in a programme and many evenings of one-act plays also. (Continued on page 3)

money to enable me to continue organising Please contact Jane Lond-Caulk Project Linus
Help Give Quilts to the sewing days, which along with the skill coordinator email plnorfolk@yahoo.co.uk or
and effort of quilters will allow me to carry ring 07809702357
Children in Norfolk on giving out the quilts to Nelson’s Journey,
in Need of a Hug the NICU and children’s wards at the
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, St Mary's Car
I have been successfully selected for the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Regional Foster
Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme at Watton Placement, Baby Day Clinics and individual Wash
Store in May and June this year for the children in need of a hug. On Saturday 18th May 2019, please take
customer blue token vote. May I also take this opportunity to thank the the opportunity of a CAR WASH at St
Please may I ask you to use your token to groups (Watton and Thetford Inner Wheel, Mary’s Church Car Park and a CAKE
vote for Project Linus Norfolk to enable me Watton U3A and Alveva Quilters) who have SALE, by Breckland Funeralcare, who are
to continue to buy materials and organise our asked me to give them a talk earlier this year generously helping our fundraising for a
regular sewing days to make the quilts for about Project Linus Norfolk and kindly ‘Families Matter Keyworker’ for Watton.
seriously ill, bereaved or traumatised supported by donating to the project. There is a suggested donation of £5 per car
children in Norfolk from 0 to 19 years old. Thank you to you all who attended or helped and the intention is to run from 10.00am
Last year I gave out nearly 400 quilts, with the February Coffee morning and soup until, 2.00pm or later, if the demand is
spending just over £1000 to achieve this. As lunch held in Watton, in aid of Project Linus there. Come in to St Mary’s, while you
a voluntary coordinator for Project Linus Norfolk. wait, for our Saturday Tea and Coffee
Norfolk, I have to raise these funds myself. Please vote at Tesco’s for making quilts for Chat between 10.00am and 12 noon and
Since July 2012, through the support of Children in Norfolk in Need of a Hug in browse at the tables set up by Green
quilters and others in the county, I have May and June, Thank you. Pastures, who will be running a Bookstall
given out 2,433 quilts in Norfolk. For more information about Project Linus with other goods from their Dereham
I am hoping, with your help, to raise enough Norfolk, how you may help or get involved. shop. Many thanks.
The Wayland News May 2019 Page 3
(Continued from page 1) broadcasting in Britain, from the Brexit may even take place one day.
group had not inconsiderable success as somewhat ;stuffy’ daily offerings of the Good afternoon. PLEASE MENTION
the list of awards gained by the Society B.B.C., to a more relaxed, free and easy
confirms with many Best Actor, Actress, style of presentation, with endless THE WAYLAND NEWS
Supporting Actor and Actress cups programmes of pop-music, all financed by Mayor's
gained as well as cups for Best Comedy advertising. WHEN SHOPPING WITH
and Drama on many occasions. During The impact of this tiny group of ships, Musings
the heyday of the Festival, the Players
brought their plays back to Watton for
which anchored in the region of the Thames
estuary, but just outside the three-mile limit With Cllr Tina Kiddell
OUR ADVERTISERS
midsummer Gala evenings with theatre of British jurisdiction, and broadcast, at first This is my last article I will be writing as
suppers served in the auditorium. to south-east England, was immense. Mayor of Watton, and I can only hope my
Off-stage, The Players have entered over Previously our experience of commercial successor will keep up the engagement as
the years into the life of the town by broadcasting had been confined to a it has been so valuable to get the message
participating in the Carnival, the continental station, Radio Luxembourg, out to the public.
Victorian Street Market and, for a time, which commanded a regular listening My year has been truly amazing, I have
recording ‘The Wayland News’ for the publice, mainly at night after the B.B.C. made many new friends and have been
visually impaired. They have also closed down, (soon after 10 p.m ). lucky enough to represent Watton all over
assisted Wayland First Responders by The pirate stations enjoyed a brief reign Norfolk. Hopefully our message of being
acting as casualties for a major training until the government took steps to extend a destination and not a forgotten town has
event. Back on the boards, The Players and enforce the existing broadcasting laws, been drummed into a few more ears, as I
supported The Watton Festival by while the B.B.C. made sweeping changes to have certainly been beating the drum.
performing a short melodrama and form the stations that we know today, plus I can’t thank the public enough for
providing the Chairman and stage crew numerous local ones, while land-based supporting my year, you have been great.
for the popular Old Time Music Hall. commercial operators were licensed I have had many laughs with you all on
Over the years, The Players have aimed officially often staffed by ex-pirate ship disc my fortnightly market surgery and have
to please their audiences with a mix of -jockeys, now ‘legitimate’. made many contacts for council through
comedy, farce, thriller and drama and My attention was taken from radio to films this valuable service, I have learnt a lot
there have been many high points along a few weeks back, when a fellow traveller and met so many nice people.
the way. In 1970 the Players celebrated mentioned that she lived on the site of the One thing I have learnt, something I had
their 21st birthday with a production of old cinema in Watton, which older residents no idea of until I started working on the
‘Tom Jones’ with the audience seated on will, no doubt, recall with pleasure. council, was the number of groups and
the new, and once more voluntarily-built, In fact, wherever one travels, especially in community activities and volunteers that
raised seating. In 1989 their 40th was Norfolk, one is likely to come across a we have here in Watton, from litter
celebrated with a revival of the original building that looks slightly different to its pickers to the memory café, there really is
‘The Ghost Train’ and ten years later two neighbours, and closer study reveals that the something for everybody.
world premieres marked the 50th. ‘And rather peculiar façade is actually the front of In fact, there is an army of people in our
Little Time’ was commissioned when the an old tiny cinema, long ago separated from town who tirelessly work for the
letters written home by an airman who its original purpose. betterment of the folk that live here. There
flew from Watton during the war became Actually films can still be seen in such is a passion too for our countryside and
available and were transformed into the small venues today, though they do not market town, we all want to see it better,
Players dramatic tribute to all those who often receive much publicity, a couple of cleaner, and with more facilities. Watton
served. examples being the Watton Community Town Council will continue to fight for
Of course, being a Wayland Player is a Cinema, with top-line films once a month at all of these things.
hobby and done for enjoyment, but the St. Mary’s church, and there are occasional With the great community we have, it is
‘raison d’etre’ of the group is our showings at the West Acre Theatre, and an easy thing for us all to work together. I
audience so I would like to end this brief probably at other village halls. These places call it WATTON WORKING
history by thanking the people of Watton give us a great opportunity to watch good TOGETHER. Nothing will stop that
for their loyal support of the group over films, without having to sit through the long happening because deep down we all
the past 70 years and to pay tribute to the sequences of boring advertisements that want the same things. I will strive to
hundreds of local people who have been assail us in the main-stream cinema today. continue this joined up working as I see it
involved with the Players over those I am glad to see the passing of April, as it is as a way forward, helping each other,
years, who have supported us as Friends it is the month of uncertain dates for sharing ideas, after all, it is our Town,
and Patrons, as donors of props, the national events It usually includes Easter, why wouldn’t you want to get involved to
husbands and wives who have had but back in January, when we are trying to make it better?
endless, lonely rehearsal evenings and arrange holidays, rarely does anyone, even The Skate park and youth provision, as you
have run thousands of lines. We hope to deeply religious people, have accurate all know is close to my heart, is moving on
continue to make you laugh, and knowledge of the date of Easter Sunday, at a good rate of knots, we are collating
occasionally to cry, for many years to which is surprising as it is the most evidence to apply for funding. There is to
come. important day in the Christian calendar, be another youth forum at the sporty. Look
Jenny Mann, Chairman, The Wayland after Christmas, which folks from all over out for the date and time on social media
Players. the world know falls on December 25th. and posters. This is where you can have a
But Easter is a bit beyond me - this year say on what you’d like to see for the youth,
Good Friday falls on April 19th, last year it alongside hearing what the youth would
A Quick Look was on March 30th, while in 2017 it was
April 14th. I seem to recall once being told
like to have. I would like to thank the YAB
for bringing this to the forefront of the
council and for working with us. Just
Round how this date is fixed, but I don’t think I
understood it then, and I certainly don’t hearing how professional the young people
By Orbiter today. Am I the only ignorant one ? are in getting their views across, was
It hardly seems possible that once again the On the subject of holidays, with all our staggering and made me very proud to be
time arrived to alter our clocks, and banks disappearing from our High streets,, part of this process. As much as we do have
welcome the approach of summer, for just a does this herald the end of Bank Holidays? here in Watton, we do sadly lack youth
few weeks ago some parts of Norfolk were Finally I must mention our local leading provision. As I've said many a time, these
battling with snow, though fortunately the football team, Norwich City, who, at the people are the next generation of house
Wayland area seems to have been time of writing, seem to be heading for buyers and users of our town, they want to
unaffected in that way. Instead we had to another spell in the Premier division. They not only have something for themselves
put up with strong winds before Mother have certainly done well to get this far, now, but also something for their children.
Nature worked her magic, with her great act though, as before, they will find it an Please let’s all work together to make this
of transformation that suddenly filled our enormous task to successfully compete with happen for them.
gardens with colour. the moneyed clubs who have virtually The council is well on the way to
I noticed this especially, for shrubs I had cut divided the top league into two. Alas, their completing the Neighbourhood plan. This
back earlier and had given every impression other East Anglian rivals, Ipswich Town, will be a document that will be used to aid
that they had died, now bore new shoots, have not been so lucky, and seem to have with future plans and there will be more
and within ten days were in full flower. joined the great succession of once famous information regarding this in the coming
Yes, it happens every year, but it still sides, teams like Preston North End, months. There are lots of upcoming events
surprises. Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and in the town, too many in fact to list. Look
My memory cells went into action recently, so on, who once dominated English out for the dates on the website, social
when on my radio I heard an announcement football, but are now facing obscurity. media, and posters. It’s a chance for us all
mentioning Radio Caroline, and although I How long the present trend of high salaries to support our high street. To socialise and
missed the details, I presume this referred to and astronomically ridiculous transfer fees to enjoy what Watton has…. And that is a
an event taking place in Cromer devoted to can last no-one knows, but surely the game great community.
recollections of that station which operated is heading for a fall, and more famous Once again. Thank you all for your support
fifty years ago. names will be consigned to memory. this last year. It truly has been a pleasure
Many readers will recall the arrival of the But, cheer up, enjoy things while you can, being your Mayor.
‘pirate’ radio stations that transformed summer is almost upon us, and who knows, Tina Kiddell, Mayor of Watton
The Wayland News May 2019 Page 4
there is a reader who hasn’t read my and leaves to take in the summer sun use animal glue (hers will be made
Shipdham & District In your garden ongoing campaigns (this is one of to feed the bulb for next year. This from fish). Happily, the ebony and
With Lotta Potts them) the way to tell is that natives feeding is hindered by removing or ivory of the keys are intact.
Book Group First of all I have to say welcome have narrow leaves and the flowers tying the leaves in knots so please The square piano was built in
The book discussed on 20th March was Dear Mrs back to Orbiter. That was a pleasant appear on a slim stem that bends over leave them to die right back. If they London in 1786 by Frederick Beck.
Bird by AJ Bird. Emmeline or Emmy has an surprise in April’s paper. at the top. The flowers grow mainly are unsightly plant something else or Smaller than a modern piano, it was
ambition to become a war correspondent instead What a wonderful spring it has been on one side of the stem and smell sow a few seeds in front. In a small fitted with “campaign legs”
of a clerk in a solicitor’s office in World War II for magnolias. There are several divine. The Spanish ones have larger, border with large daffs it is possible allowing it to be folded easily for
London and beyond. She thinks she has found her mature large bushes and trees in the almost strap-like leaves, sturdier to dig them out and either plant them storage.
way in by taking a job seemingly on the London area which have ranged from a stems with the flowers arranged all out of the way or in a pot until the In May the following year, it was
Evening Chronicle which turns out to be as a beautiful (and appropriate) white in round. They don’t smell divine. I am autumn planting time. Better still onboard HMS Sirius, the flagship of
typist on a failing women’s magazine to a Shipdham Churchyard to the dainty obliged to point out that bluebells, plant dwarf bulbs so the dying foliage the First Fleet, in the ownership of
supposed agony aunt, Mrs Bird. The latter is too Stellata variety also in white to the once established, grow deep. This doesn’t show. Spring-flowering the ship’s surgeon George Worgan.
prudish and snobbish to even read most of the larger pink to purple blooms of the makes them difficult to move – if you shrubs also need pruning. Forsythia It took eight months for the fleet,
letters let alone answering them. Emmy answers popular soulangeana whose flowers get ‘in the green’ bulbs like and flowering currant are the obvious carrying seamen, marines,
them surreptitiously whilst working nights as a decorate bare stems. For a small snowdrops, you will be surprised how ones. If you just want to maintain a government officials, convicts and
telephone operator at an auxiliary fire station. garden the best variety would be much white stem there is between shrub cut back the flowered stems by the piano, to reach Australia.
Meanwhile she loses family, friends and lovers in Stellata that takes years to make six bulb and green leaf or flower stem. two-thirds and that’s it. If you are Crew and piano endured some
the Blitz and elsewhere. There are some graphic, feet. Having said that some of the They also spread. Many people with a renovating an old shrub deal with two harsh conditions. It is believed the
realistic descriptions of the destruction from the outstanding plants I have seen this bit of woodland will be pleased. -thirds of the stems as before and piano suffered splits and cracking
latter. The general feeling of the meeting was year have been in small front gardens Others with fewer trees may not. remove one-third of the old stems to on its way out with an historian
positive. One or two felt it dragged at the but have grown almost to their Assuming that the weather behaves as the ground. That way you don’t kill it quoted as saying: “One day on the
beginning but appreciate it caught the spirit of the ultimate size of 20 x 20 feet but with it should during May, we should have or shock it into refusing to flower but voyage it was so hot they couldn’t
times. All agree that through the characters, their open top-growth and a decent bare the joy of seeing something new have an almost new shrub in three sit on the deck, next day there was
speech, attitudes etc we had a detailed image of stem so other plants can grow every day. Pests as well. Some years. Some forsythias have been snow, ice, rain. The humidity levels
life during the Second World War, especially underneath. They won’t all grow this insects were early risers during the pruned into hedging with flowering were shooting up and down. When
during the Blitz with people doing two jobs, one big as it depends on soil, aspect etc. warm March and may well have currant but I imagine that if this has the piano hit the colony [in January
during the day and another at night such as fire So if you inherit one in a new garden survived. There seem to be a lot of been done over several years only a 1788] it was a Sydney summer –
watching, ARP, First Aid and much more. The don’t prune it unless you absolutely ladybirds about mid-April and few stems will need to be shortened 104F (40C), humid with
picture of the Women’s magazines of the time have to, then after flowering. They hopefully they will be the survivors. I back to the hedge line. Most other thunderstorms. It was housed in an
appeared very true to life as did the class division don’t take kindly to being moved have seen silvery trails on the garden flowering shrubs will need to be officer’s tent with a dirt floor. This
and moral attitudes as portrayed by the dreadful either so if you are stuck with one path as well but haven’t yet found the pruned after flowering, including the piano must have wondered what hit
Mrs Bird. There were one or two anomalies such underplant it with spring bulbs and slug or snail that left it. However, early clematis – Armandii and Winter it.”
as the assumption that every home had a enjoy! come May the pest population will be Beauty are both vigorous and will In Australia, Worgan gave piano
telephone, which was far from true; reference to a The local hedges have sprung into out and about doing its thing so we need a firm hand before they become lessons to a settler called Elizabeth
green telephone when they were always black; bloom as well with blackthorn and need to keep an eye open for the unmanageable. The later montanas Macarthur, and when he returned to
using modern phraseology such as ’call’ wild cherry. Stunning. They were unwelcome critters as well as will also need cutting back fairly England in 1791 he gave it to her.It
somebody for phoning them and a few others probably encouraged like the bulbs welcoming the bees and butterflies. severely after flowering, some even may not have been the most
although it was felt that most of it was accurate. into fairly early flower with that If you had early single flowers such this month but it depends on the generous present – the piano was
The general concensus was that this was an lovely warm March/early April. It as pulmonaria you may have been variety and the weather. probably not worth taking back.
enjoyable, good, read accurately depicting a was all going so well until the middle surprised as the number of bees that That’s about it for now except it By the mid-1830s the instrument is
period in our history. of April when the east wind arrived visit. really is important now – keep believed to have been sold on to a
The book for our April meeting is The Thirty bringing cold breezes and gales May is the month for sowing seeds weeding! family of farmers in the town of
Nine Steps by John Buchan. during the day that magically outdoors, particularly peas both Windsor, 30 miles north-west of
vanished to leave us clear nights and eating and sweet but don’t mix them Sydney. In 1965, the Sydney
frosts. Oh how we were deceived. as the results may not be what you Letter from antiques dealer William Bradshaw
Well I was and started seeds off wanted. Hardy annuals are a good heard of a “spinet” up for sale in
before I should have done. Now I am way to start off a new border or fill in Australia Windsor. The owners wanted to sell
faced with transplanting seedlings as spaces in older ones. Most of these By Chris O'Connor it to buy a washing machine. It was
they all grew in the propagator and no such as calendula, Californian poppy, A piano that sailed to Australia with stored in the laundry. The piano
chance to put them in the unheated wild poppy and many more will all the first British settlers has been will be returned next year, in time
greenhouse. Windowsills indoors seed about by themselves. Next year returned to home soil 231 years on, for the 250th anniversary of Captain
will have to be brought into service will produce lots and lots of tiny to be painstakingly restored in a Cook setting foot on Australian soil.
and him indoors will not be amused. identical seedlings between March workshop near Bath.
I suppose the best idea is to just enjoy and May. If you can, wait until they Dubbed the First Fleet piano, the
warm early spring weather when we are identifiable then remove the ones mahogany instrument has survived Diabetes UK
get any and put off the planting until you don’t want. As these are free the ravages of the ocean voyage, Charles Wardle was the speaker at
we can be sure it will succeed. That there is no guilt attached as there searing heat once it arrived, not to our April meeting. He spoke to us
brings on the usual discussion as to would be if you had bought a plant, mention the attention of woodworm about Retinal Screening. Charles is
how you know when all risk of frost decided you didn’t like it and chucked over the centuries and the indignity known to some of our members, as
has passed. The quick answer is you it on the compost or gave it to a friend of being stored at one point in a he is usually the gentleman who
don’t and can only really leave tender who did like it. I digress. Veg seeds laundry room. comes to the Watton Surgery to do
planting until mid-late May that take all season to mature should It is cracked and warped but, as the eye checks, from the N & N.
regardless. Look out for labels and be sown now: swede, maincrop first piano to be played in Australia, Charles's talk was helped by the use
packets that state ‘hardy’ to be fairly beetroot, carrots, peas if you didn’t is revered as one of the most of a television. He also brought
risk-free. Even this has its downside: start them off indoors earlier and at treasured instruments in the with him his eye examination
buy a hardy plant in the afternoon, the end of the month runner and country. The key aim of the equipment, which was set up so
plant it late afternoon and it needs climbing beans as these are really restoration project will be to give it some of our members could have
watering. Frost is forecast. What tender. Lettuce are better sown in back its original sound and provide their eyes photographed and they
next? Keep it until tomorrow and short rows or patches as a glut of a musical link with the 18th-century could then see the results. Retinal
plant as early as you can, water and it lettuce from long rows is compost colonists. screening has advanced greatly over
should survive. If you have bought fodder. Once a short row needs to be Over the next nine or 10 months, the years and the advent of digital
the plant(s) where they have been thinned out (check the packet label Lucy Coad, one of the world’s photography has made the process
stored outside or in an unheated for distance) then sow another one so foremost piano restorers, will strip much easier. Charles explained
greenhouse they should be fine in you don’t end up with feast or famine. the instrument down, replace lost what happened during an eye
their pots for a day or even two if you These days patio gardening has taken parts and lovingly put it back examination and what the potential
are short of time. off and most fruit and veg can be together. results could be. His talk was
On the twin subjects of bulbs and grown in containers and hanging Giving it back its voice, which extremely interesting and he was
planting hardy species I am going to baskets. They need a lot of looking Coad says is likely to be more thanked warmly for giving up some
make my annual plea for one of my after, mainly watering, but look “nasal” than a modern piano, of his valuable time to come and
great loves of spring – bluebells. stunning as well as productive. If you involves making sure the materials see us.
Native ones not Spanish. If you have only have a tiny space it’s worth a try she uses in the restoration are as Our next meeting will be on
an area with a few deciduous trees or at least check out what can be true to the original as possible, even Monday May 13th, 10.15am, and
they look wonderful enhanced with done. down to sourcing leather tanned our speaker will be Alan
our native Hyacinthoides non-scripta. The dreaded lawn will need cutting using the same methods as Scrymgeour who will be talking to
These are best bought ‘in the green’ regularly now if you didn’t have to do employed by 18th-century us about "Legacy Albums." The
from a nursery as these will be freshly it in April. Feed as well if that’s a bit craftspeople. meeting will be at the Pentecostal
dug and frankly better priced than a late. This will produce lovely lush Getting the tension of the strings Church and our thanks go to them
small pot in a shed. Please do not dig growth so you have more to mow! just so is a complicated for the generous use of their
them up from the wild as this is This is a pruning month. The early mathematical exercise – too light facilities. For details of any of our
illegal. Also if you can buy ‘in the bulbs such as daffodils will need dead and the sound will be wrong, too meetings, please email
green’ you know they have been -heading. This is to prevent seeds tight and the structure of the rjwhrt56@btinternet.com or phone
grown in situ so there should be no developing. Just remove the flower instrument may be compromised. 01953 884713 and leave a message.
chance of getting Spanish ones. If and the seed-head leaving the stalk Like the original makers, Coad will
The Wayland News May 2019 Page 5

Watton Society
"Oyez, Oyez, Oyez. Hear ye, Hear
ye, Hear ye" Brenda Willison, town
crier, told us the story of town criers,
when and how they started, and the
use of bells, whistles and horns to
attract peoples' attention. Then, of
course there are the competitions,
both national and international of
which she has won numerous times.
It was a very entertaining and "noisy"
evening no need for a microphone.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday
15th May at 7.45pm at the Watton
Christian Community Centre The
subject will be "Art Deco - An Iconic
Era" and the speaker is Genista
Davidson. This will be our last 50's gear. The open gardens will surely appeal
meeting at the hall for a while, until Caston Open to the gardening enthusiast alongside those
September, as we will be going out keen knitters, needleworkers and crafters.
on visits during the summer months. Gardens and Those of you who visited the two Blossom
Look at our website for more and Yarn festivals will know you are in for
information, or Email: Church festival a treat and something a little different from
info@wattonsociety.org.uk the norm. Come join us - refreshments,
'Nostalgia' stalls, memorabilia and jigsaw
Saturday 29 June - Sunday 30 exhibition will enhance this
Watton Rotary June. 10am - 5pm spectacular event and, who
Inspired by the Coronation of knows, you may have an
Roundup Queen Elizabeth in 1953, step audience with Her Knitted
Majesty in full Coronation
This past month has been full of back in time to the 1950's
activity culminating in the first 2 through life sized knitted and Regalia.
meetings of April. On April 4th we crafted tableaux in Open Cost and booking: £5 Early bird
had our Brandon Exchange Village Gardens, Holy Cross ticket (before 1 June), £7 on the
evening. Our 2 clubs meet on the Church and the Village Hall. day. Children under 14 free
same evening, Thursday weekly, (NR17 1DD) Contact details: Marge Brown,
and a tradition is that once a year This will be a journey through 07799 886452,
we exchange Presidents and a few family life in the 1950's. Join in rugbymarge@gmail.com
members with each President the fun and come dressed in www.petalandpurl.com
running the other club’s meeting -
not an arduous task as the format of for rubbish means that care is also a constant
Rotary meetings is pretty much the Inner Wheel Club battle. Even dumping garden waste can mean
same everywhere, especially that hybridisation can cause the death of
nationally. Of Watton native plants. An example of this is the
The following week, we had a SPRING HAS SPRUNG throughout gardens Spanish bluebell destroying our beautiful
fascinating insight into the work of a and the countryside in recent weeks bringing native bluebell.
District Judge, courtesy of retired colour and feelings of pleasure to us all. This We have our own celebration of the formation
District Judge Barry Rutland, was also the feeling in of the club when we have
introduced by member Ivan Chubbock. the Queens Hall at our our Birthday Supper in
Barry described the role of judges, in March Lunchtime May and then plans for
particular their absolute impartiality Concert when Kyle the next public event will
and total discretion to make judgments treated a packed hall to include our Strawberry
based solely on the facts presented, a programme full of Tea at 30 Thetford Road
without fear or favour. His anecdotal song and happiness. She (the pink house) this year
remarks were legion and at times quite is a great entertainer and on a Thursday, June 20th
amusing. We felt very privileged to impressed everyone not At this event the proceeds
listen to the wisdom and experienced just with her voice are always donated to an
of a man. (which is splendid) but overseas charity since
Referring back to the second half of also her happy , bubbly Inner Wheel is an
March, we had 2 fundraising public personality which International organisation
entertainment events and were enables her to connect and we are always
fortunate to be able to react to the with her audience so mindful of the need to
international appeals with respect to well. We shall certainly help those often in dire
Cyclone Idai, which left a trail of invite her to come need. We have been
flooding and devastation in South again. Our funds also pleased to send £100 to
East Africa, predicted by the UN to benefitted by £371, the fund set up by the
be the worst weather-related disaster thank you, Kyle. DEC Emergency
in southern hemisphere. There was At our club meeting on April 4th our speaker Committee for the recent disaster in Africa.
not time to marshal our members or was Steve Collins from The Norfolk Wildlife Inner Wheel is a great organisation with the
to obtain a street collecting permit Trust speaking to us about Ancient aims of service to our community and
but bkpo the local Tesco manager we Woodlands and Heaths. He gave a most fundraising for many different causes. We
were able to mount an all-day foyer interesting talk accompanied by some welcome enquiries from ladies who are
collection. Organised by our stunning photographs which he had taken interested in these aims and might like to join
“International” member, Paul himself. He explained that to be classed as an us , if so please call me, Brenda on 01953
Weatherill, and brilliantly supported ancient woodland it had to be at least 500 881792 or Secretary, Pam on 01953 880904
by Tesco shoppers, the sum of £430 years old although it could, and many do, go or e mail me on brendadavis30@icloud.com.
was collected, which, with other back several thousand years. It was surprising You can find out more about Inner Wheel on
promises of support, will mean that to hear that Dutch Elm Disease had killed elm the National website, just Google Inner
we can purchase yet another trees around 4,000 B.C. and that this, Wheel.
ShelterBox and contents; it, together combined with the beginnings of agriculture
with previous such purchases, will
provide at least six months shelter
meant that by 1086 85% of the woodland What's on at Ashill
cover in England had gone. In 1900 this was
and living essentials for up to 10 up to 95% although gradually things are Community Centre
displaced persons. beginning to change as more and more trees Tuesday May 7th: Fashion Show by
The 2 pre-planned ‘entertainments‘ are planted. Bomarche. £3.50 entry inc Refreshments.
events were also well supported: the He also spoke about our own Wayland Wood 7.30pm + Raffle. In aid of Ashill WI.
Jazz at the Queens Hall with and how the Trust looks after this and other An evening with “MARKO”
DixieMix raised £433, and the Quiz woodland it owns with great care, to keep the CARTOONIST £10 inc Rfreshments +
Evening at Barn Ruche saw £657 trees, woodland flowers and other plants and Raffle & Bar in aid of Community Centre
added to Charity Trust Fund, some of the wildlife thriving. Also Coffee Morning every 2nd Friday each
which has been used in support of Climate change, diseases, again like Dutch month 10 – 12Noon. Puzzles, Books, Bric-
the Cyclone Idai Appeal. Elm, and the press of people using woods for A-Brac, Tombola, Raffle + Delicious Home
Martin Anscombe leisure and also, sadly, as a dumping ground Made cakes. In aid of Community Centre
The Wayland News May 2019 Page 7
served for Queen and country. The
Queens Hall Balcony Room Legion News legion has a membership in excess of Great Hockham
March and April has seen the Watton 200, 000 people, all working towards
and District Branch of the Royal British the core aim of helping those who have Gardening Club
Legion rallying round looking after one served and their dependents. As part of Didlington Nursery
of our own very special branch my legion journey I have been on
members who found himself in hospital several courses. The first at which was Usually, our April meeting is the last
having broken his ankle following our aimed at recruiting and retaining new indoor talk until the autumn, but this
last branch committee meeting. Our Sid members, something which we are very year we started the outside visit
has had various visitors from members good at in Norfolk. There is something season a month early.
of the branch and is making a good quite empowering about sitting in a This visit was primarily a retail
recovery, partly down to his incredible room with likeminded people who want opportunity. The nursery at
outlook and also the care and to make changes to improve the quality Didlington is a bit tucked away, but
compassion of NHS staff. Before his of life for our beneficiaries. One well worth the effort. If your garden
fall though Sid had raised an excellent seminar was at Haig House in London, requirements do not include clothes,
idea during the meeting. He was telling which involved at stay in the wonderful confectionary, barbecues, books,
us about a project that he had worked Union Jack Club. At the seminar we etc., but a very wide selection of
on for Castle Acre Branch where by discussed one of the major issues reasonably priced plants, then
they made a list of all of those who society is facing today that is social Didlington might just be the place
returned from fighting in the second isolation. The RBL is working hard for you.
world war. Sid had recalled all of their behind the scenes to build a network of The nursery was established in 1962
names by memory and it was discussed volunteers to ensure that no by Edwin Rickard and when he
On Saturday 23rd March the committee the windows fronting the hall, which by the branch members that perhaps we beneficiaries suffer from loneliness, retired, was carried on by his son,
of trustees of the Queensw Hall and has considerably reduced traffic noise. could do something similar for Watton. regardless of their age. If you think that Sean. The nursery occupies a four-
friends celebrated the completion of the New blinds have been fitted to reduce We have a list of those who sadly did you could be one of those volunteers acre plot within a walled garden,
refurbishment of the balcony room in glare as a result of a grant fromThe not return from the wars, they’re names then join us on the 3rd Tuesday of believed to be largest in England.
the company of the Mayor of Watton Rotary club of Watton. The Inner are set in stone on the town memorial, every month at the RAF Families Club Guarding the nursery, when they are
Cllr Ms Tina Kiddell. Tina kindly Wheel club continually support our however as far as we know there is no Blenheim Centre, Tedder Close, awake, are two large cuddly dogs.
marked the occasion when she cut the efforts to maintain the hall in good list of those who returned and settled Watton. This weekend I have spent on a It was one of those occasions when
ribbon before joining us for coffee/tea, repair and the voluntary maintenance back down in Watton and the 2 day branch management course. This no one really wanted anything, but
cakes and chat. team completely redecorated the room surrounding areas. To this end, I would was held at Halsey House in Cromer. everybody seemed to come away
We are grateful to all those people who to finally make and attractive venue for like to request that if you have any Halsey House is one of the RBL care with something – in some cases,
supported us in our bid to Tesco under meetings, gatherings etc and as an information on any family members homes, which also has a specialist quite a lot. In my experience the
their “Bags of Help” scheme. The grant addition to the main hall hirings. who returned from the war I would be dementia wing. Halsey House is just problem is not just planting the stuff,
enabled us to have modern thermal and B H Wykes. very interested in finding out their one example of where money raised by but having to move several existing
noise reducing double glazing fitted to Photo by Neal Trafankowski. name, the role that they played in the members of the RBL and from the plants in order to accommodate each
war and what they went on to do in the poppy appeal is spent on beneficiaries. new acquisition.
(including cameras!) and find out how
Bradenham & it`s done…
following years. Any information and In my short time at the legion so far I Didlington, being primarily about
pictures would be collated and shared have made some incredible friends. The plants, did not have a coffee shop.
District Bradenham Village Fete and Vintage
with branch members. camaraderie is unbelievable, it is like No matter, we all stopped off at a
Car Show on Bank Holiday Monday
Horticultural If we have sufficient responses then we being a part of very special family. friends place for refreshments and to
May 27th is fast approaching. There
would like to host an evening to share Everyone has a story to share and time have a look around their garden. We
will be a Plant Stall run by our
Society members with a wide variety of
some of these stories with local people. for each other. We have several social had a guided tour by the owner who
If you have any information which you outings and information evenings explained many of the techniques he
What a wonderful Spring Show on healthy, home grown plants at bargain
would be happy to share with Watton planned for the year ranging from fish had employed in the creation of this
Saturday April 6th! We had a large prices. We will also have some
and District branch of the Royal British and chips at the golf club, hog roast to unique garden. Meanwhile, the lady
number of exhibits, some wonderful bargain books. See you there!
Legion then please forward them to celebrate armed forces day in of the house had prepared a delicious
produce, crafts and many people Our annual outing on Thursday June
WattonDistrict.ViceChairman@rbl.co partnership with the RAF Families spread on which the members
enjoying tea, cakes and a chat. Thank 20th will be to Peter Beale Roses in
mmunity club, commemorative events to mark D showed their appreciation by eating
you to all who exhibited and attended. Attleborough, price £7 for the tea and
In other news I would like to share with -Day 75th anniversary, a talk from most of it.
We enjoyed Frank Lambert`s a tour.
you all my own experience of being an Better Together Norfolk and a Our next meeting will be on
presentation at our April 18th meeting. Dates for your Diary (all 7.30 start at
active member of the Watton and Christmas outing to the Cromer Pier Wednesday 15th of May and will be
Frank is from the Toftwood Fuchsia Bradenham Village Hall, non-
District Branch. In November of 2017 I Show. to Jane Steward’s medlar orchard at
Society, and what he doesn`t know members £2.00 unless stated)
bumped into an old friend in the High A short reminder that anyone who has Eastgate. Jane has previously visited
about raising and nurturing fuchsias Thursday May 16th Plant
Street. He recruited me, with a long received 7 days’ pay from the our club when she gave a very
isn`t worth knowing! These spectacular Photography
term plan in mind, and the following government for military service, at any interesting talk about how she had
plants are popular garden favourites, so Monday May 27th Bradenham
week I went along to the AGM. I have time, their spouse and their children set up her enterprise. We are looking
we were all ears about how to propagate Village Fete Plant Stall
to admit that joining the legion is not (under 18) can apply for assistance forward to this visit where another
and care for them. Thursday June 20th Peter Beale
something that I had ever really thought from TRBL. Anyone who thinks they retail opportunity will probably be
We are looking forward to Thursday Roses Tour £7.00 Attleborough
about. I always supported the poppy may need should contact our help line available. The timing of this visit is
May 16th when we will be learning the Thursday July 18th Hedgehogs in
appeal, but that is as far as my on 0808 802 8080. later in the month than usual as we
techniques of successful plant Gardens by Halls Wood Rescue Centre
knowledge and supporting went If you would like to join Watton branch are hoping to see the trees in bloom,
photography, with a hands-on Look out for our updates on Facebook
because, like so many I assumed that or TRBL in general please visit our but as this cannot be accurately
workshop. These days, many people at Bradenham Community Hub
the legion was for those with a military website for details predicted, there may be a last minute
may not have a camera, relying on their Barbara Steward Chairman
background only. I don’t come from a www.Watton_Legion.org or contact the date change.
phone. Modern mobile phone cameras barpamsteward@gmail.com
military family, nor have I ever served vice Chairman 07728 406311. We look Leave Hockham village green at
are excellent, or maybe you use the Laurene Henderson Publicity Officer
in uniform but I do believe in helping forward to welcoming you to join our 13:00 for a 14:00 arrival.
camera on your tablet? Feel free to 07942 820590
others and looking after those who have very special branch. Edward Szczepanowski,
bring along the device of your choice
The Wayland News May 2019 Page 8
about making where she lives
Dance-Away at Wayland Women in better for us all.
Comparisons can also be seen
The Queens Hall Business as to how you interact with
We had a brilliant start to the year with our people at a street level as a
May 4th, June 1st, July 6th 7.30 - Spring Lunch at Broom Hall Country Hotel where black cab driver and in her role
10.30pm our guest speaker was Watton Mayor Tina as Mayor.
Kiddell. Tina was working at M&S in London We had three exhibitors, Jan
Ballroom, Latin & Sequence when she looked down the street and decided that with Motherly Love products
Bar - Raffle she wanted to be a black cab driver in the City. for expectant mums, new
After 2 years of learning every street and the best mums and beyond, which is
routes, Tina got her badge – in the process her own brand of products
winning “The Knowledge Boy of the Year using natural oils, Anna
Award” in 1986. Mudeka with her beautifully
We heard many funny stories, but also how the coloured Mudeka Tribe shoes
cabbies get a real feel of the available cash on the and Clarice amazing Kenyan
street (albeit now mainly card payments) and is a jewellery. (right)
good barometer of the nation’s street economics – Forthcoming events:
some high up in finance even asking for her Thursday 20 June 3pm.
opinions. Afternoon Tea at College Farm, Thompson. from the Benjamin Foundation. Tickets available
Whilst still a heavily male orientated job, Tina £15.00. Treat yourself and your friends/ in the summer.
explained that her job is excellent for mothers, as colleagues to a traditional English tea at College Wayland Women in Business is a networking
you have the flexibility to choose when you work. Farm on Thursday 20 June at 3pm. This includes group for ladies from all walks of life, whether
When re-evaluating her work/life balance a few sandwiches, scones with cream & strawberry jam, running their own businesses, employed, seeking
years ago she took up a vacancy on the Town cakes and a selection of teas. Book via to find employment or retired.
Council and really started meeting people locally www.waylandwomeninbusiness.co.uk Our aim is to promote the importance of
and putting her roots down in Watton. It soon Wednesday 18 September 12pm. Lunch at networking and making contacts in a friendly and
became clear to us that Tina is very passionate Broom Hall with guest speaker Jessica Glover relaxed atmosphere. There is no membership fee.

everyone meeting up at the Queens Hall ‘Barbara’s Day’ which has been held at the
The Old Codgers Car Park to catch the Coach for a leisurely same venue for the last 40 years and this
drive to the coast, an enjoyable evening event is similar. Teas and coffees will be
Keep A’troshin’! was had by all including some members served throughout and there will be
The further adventures of the West End from the "Watton Short Mat Bowls Club" ploughman’s lunches served between 12-
Waiters. Song to the tune of ’The Lass of who came along to join in the fun. 2pm together with a selection of delicious
Richmond Hill’. Our next event on 23rd April will be "Ten homemade sweets. There will also be a
A certain group who’d heard us once Pin Bowling" at "Strikes" In Dereham and bric-a-brac stall and a cakes and home-
Asked for a second helping. will start at 2pm. Tuesday 7th May is our made preserves stall. Some plants will be
Instead of being softened up visit to Watton Radio Control Model Club available and a raffle will be held
They seemed to need some melting. in Carbroke to watch some Demonstration throughout the event and drawn at the end.
We found when trying to raise a smile Flying of Model Aircraft by some of their A large tent will be situated on the lawn in
Hilarity was rationed.... members and will be followed by a BBQ. case of rain, to eat, drink and just sit and
The vote of thanks though kindly meant For those interested in Wildlife enjoy.
Could not be called impassioned! photography a group of our members will This event is being held to raise money
be going to Wells-on-Sea on the 16th May towards the upkeep of the Chuch, old
We reached East Rudham village hall
to check out the wildlife at the Dog & Schoolroom and grounds of All Saints,
Through winding country lanes.
Duck! Rocklands.
The W.I.was small, but pleased
Well that’s it for now if your passing our
For us to tease their brains.
hall in Church Walk you are welcome to
The sparks of fun spread quickly round,
pop in and say hello and you might even Norfolk Wildlife
The room suffused with laughter—
get a cuppa tea. Cheers, Richard, Chairman
To see such genuine merriment
WMS Contact:
Trust - Breckland
Was just what we were after! March saw our last talk of a successful
waylandmensshed@gmail.com
To Sprowston next, the pensioners, season. Martin Hosier showed us his lovely
Lots of expectant faces — photos of wildlife around Hingham where
With all restraint and discipline Helping protect he had lived for over 35 years. He
We were put through our paces. developed his own wildlife garden and also
Slight deviations channeled in, the planet monitors the flora and fauna at Seamere.
(Our corsets easing slightly!) Alan and Jayne Eastwood Directors of He was very well received.
It all went well — the crowd were Eastwood Catering Equipment and We were very pleased to see so many
pleased — Consulting Limited a small friendly family people at the Thompson Pingo Trail,
So everything went rightly! run business have picked up an all electric unfortunately the weather was not
Nissan eNV200 on the 1st of March van to conducive to seeing Pool Frogs, but
The 050 Club brought us in reduce their Company’s carbon footprint everyone seemed to enjoy the walk.
To lead their birthday meeting, and in the first month of operation have On Sunday May 12th, 10am to Noon, Tim
The Hall was cold, their welcome warm, traveled 2500 miles and saved based on Holt-Wilson will be leading us on Frosts
Hot drinks came with their greeting. Nissans phone app approximately 700kg of Common and Cranberry Rough, to visit a
The jokes caught on, they laughed as CO2 saved from polluting the environment late glacial environment and relict
one, ECE Limited have been serving the East periglacial ponds as well as the site of the
And giggles were abounding, Anglia community for 14 years offering a former Hockham Mere. Tim is very
And rarely have we seen such mirth — full range of new commercial catering knowledgeable and enthusiastic and is
The whole thing was astounding! equipment including dishwasher, glass always popular. Meet in Great Hockham
washers etc., servicing equipment, Gas village on the green. Booking is essential:
Wayland Men’s servicing and Safety Certificates and 01953 717227
Design, Planning and installation of new Please leave dogs at home. Cost: Free
Shed commercial kitchens.
Well here we are again with another e-mail sales@equipment4catering.co.uk Grand Second Hand
deadline to keep and I hope I’m not too www.cateringequipment norfolk.co.uk
late. Every month that passes seems a busy Book Sale
one in some way or another, March 8th The recent sale raised in excess of £1,700
was our Quiz and Chips evening at our hall Lunch On The with more to come in. This was our best yet!
and was the best yet and some 40+ A Grand “thank you” to everyone who
members and friends attending, at this Lawn supported us, from donating to buying, and
point I would remind everyone that our On Wednesday 22nd May, from 10am especially all the volunteers who helped with
next Quiz & Chips evening will be on the onwards, All Saints Church, Rocklands the setting up and on the day itself. We could
31st May and due to the increasing interest will be holding an event entitled ‘Lunch on not have done it without each and every one
from people to attend it will be held at "The the Lawn’ which will be held at ‘Cheyney’ of you. Looking ahead to our next one on
Watton Christian Community Centre" Low Lane (off The Street, opp the School). 13th July, a reminder that pitches on the
High Street, Watton, this is a larger venue For anybody not familiar with Rocklands Green are available to book. Stall size is 3m
and will be give us more space to cater for the Street is situated very close to Ridgeons square, and only £10 for all that space, but
everyone. with signs to the shop pointing along it and numbers are limited! Go to
March 21st was our outing to the Gt you need to go past the shop and on to the thompsoncommunityhall.co.uk or call Keith
Yarmouth Stadium for an evening of bottom. and Caroline on 880153 for more
Greyhound racing and a Buffet Meal, with Many of you will know of the event information. See you there!
The Wayland News May 2019 Page 9
chosen to benefit this year are Nelson’s of the Hall's history, very well documented
The Ovington Crower Journey - a local charity supporting in many books. She told the stories well Caston Village Fete Sat. 29th June
By Boy Sid families and children after a family and obviously had a love of her voluntary Caston Village Fete will change slightly from the usual format this year.
Har yew gittin on tergitha, I hent gooin ter bereavement – and as previously Rotary role. An excellent evening. On Saturday 1st June a vintage tractor run will be held starting at Chase
menshun thet thar ole Brexit cos like Charities to be announced. When an invitation is issued to visit a farm Farm at 3pm. The traditional village fete, on a somewhat different theme,
allonnus yore probly fed up ter tha back Please look out for further information at lambing and calving time there are few will be held on Saturday 29th June from 2 - 5 pm at The Chase, The Street,
teeth wi it orl. every month in the Wayland News and people who would turn that down. Most Caston NR17 1DD. The fete will take the form of a 1950's theme and
Cos yew carnt git away from polertics, posters around Watton as the date cannot resist a newborn animal of any sort. coincide with the Petal and Purl Celebrations on that weekend. Sideshows,
thas orl abowt tha local ‘lecshuns now. Kip approaches. However, we have to remember why they stalls and games will be organised incorporating the 1950's era.
gitten bits o pearper shoved threw tha door, are there. As in other years we are asking for donations of tombola and raffle prizes
tellin us how wunnerful thet’ll be iffen we Museum 4 Watton Valley Farm was a wonderful place to go. and bottles for the Bottle Stall. All donations can be left with Bridget at
voot fer wun or anutha. Thar wos tew In early December 2018 one of our visitors It is farmed on an organic basis with the Church Farm (483751) or Wendy at Chase End (483756). We have Grand
mawtha’s parst here larst wik, nigh on bought a bible in to the Museum. It was a highest principles of animal care. The Draw tickets on sale now. This has been generously supported by The Red
runnin threw tha street, but thar hent got very special bible, from the first World magnificence of a Charolais bull standing Lion and Jules at The Potting Shed. First prize will be £100.00 cash.
toime tew hev a mardle, tew tellus wot thar War, found during the advance on Cambrai looking, what was he thinking? We were Tickets are available from Lynne Wellbelove (483640).
agooin tew dew arta we voot ‘em in. on November 20th 1917. The finders given safety advice for those who wished to The Committee will organise a competition for the Best Homemade
We got a yung fella in tha willage wos put Grand Daughter, Mrs Harvey from Watton give this beast a head tickle. Victoria Sponge. This will be in memory of Mrs Evelyn Harrand. Evelyn
up fer lecshun for tha Green party. So I sat had spent ten years trying to find a way of Turning to the calving pen we saw a number was certainly the champion of all Victoria sponge makers. Please use
tew him I say, “Yew wonta git orl yor returning it to the family of the former of cows with their calves and some waiting your own recipe and it must be filled with jam only. Proceeds from the
Green people tergitha an dew a rearn owner and sought our help. We discovered to give birth. Excitement increased when one Vintage Tractor Run will be donated to Holy Cross Church.
dance, cos if we doont sune hev a bitta that Hastings was ‘twinned’ with Schwerte, went into labour and was given the necessary All profits raised at the Village Fete will be shared by Caston Village
rearn afore long, yore Green cownty is the home town of the looser, and we care required for an expectant mum. Hall, Caston WI and Holy Cross Church. We encourage all visitors and
gooin tew tun yella” He giv tha yewshul contacted them to see if they could assist. It Moving onto the sheep, we heard the stallholders to dress in their 1950's regalia to add to the atmosphere of the
politishuns arnser abowt wot they’d dun was a long shot, the name and address familiar bleating cries of ewes and lambs. village occasion. Please bring your homemade Victoria Sandwich on the
afore an we shud be pleased they wos goin written on the flysheet of the bible, Alex Members were given the opportunity to afternoon of the fete for display and judging.
ter git on wi dewin it agin. Whativa “It” Rahlenbeck, Schwerte, (Rhur) Westfalen, bottle feed some needy lambs. A sickly We look forward to seeing you on what promises to be a very nostalgic
wos they’d dun’ he dint say. was e-mailed to the twinning association at lamb was spotted and dealt with weekend in Caston.
I rekkun Horry is hevin second thorts about Schwerte. It took some time, but the immediately with a warm jacket, heat
gooin on tha Parish Cowncil, he hent sed unexpected reply came that the family had lamps, medication and TLC.
nuthin abowt it leartly, an he niva spook been traced, albeit to an address in Our visit came to an end with a greater
tew tha Chairmawtha wen we saw har larst Switzerland. We had a meeting with Mrs understanding of the farm to fork process.
wik wen we hed tha annyewal litta pick Harvey and it was agreed that the bible An e-mail the next day confirmed the birth
thru tha willage. Torkin of which, cor blarst should go to the Town Museum at of a healthy calf and the continuing
we got sum rubbitsh agin tha year, dunt Schwerte, Hastings twinning association recovery of the lamb, back with Mum and
know ware it orl cum from, must be sum are going there this month and will be siblings. Happy news indeed.
dutty peepal around who hent got tha toime taking it to present to the Museum. The Wayland Group meeting took place
nor energy tew lift tha lid on thar weely bin Details of the battle of Cambrai can be with what seemed an unlikely subject of
at hoom. found on the internet, the British gained a 'Lorry Driving and Furniture Removal.'
Wun gud thing abowt dewin stuff inna tha few kilometres and then lost it gain, the However, Leonard Priestley was (probably)
willage is tha mawtha’s allus lay on fare ole object of the battle was the Railway Station one of the most amusing an entertaining
spred o wittals tew kip yew gooin. which was strategically important. Both speakers to have arrived in Watton.
Went up tha Chuch tha otha day tew see sides admitted to in advance of 40,000 He began his work career in his parents'
wot tha PCC wos gooin tew dew next year, causalities each, the battle was one of the shop but realised he wanted something
jist like moost things thar hent a lot o first major attacks in which the British used different.
wollunteers jumpin up tew dew thar bit it tanks, they lost 179 and achieved very little. Going out in a lorry decided the way ahead
seems, so I spose thar’ll muddal along jist This month our cabinet for visiting and a future lorry driver was born. Working
tha searm. exhibitions has a display about Watton for a well-known canning company and
Got my arly teartas in. hent shure how Rotary Club at one side and The Round delivering to an equally well-known shop
thar’ll git along cos thet hent nun tew warm Table and 41 Club of Watton at the other. (later becoming a supermarket chain), all
an tha ole grownd is dry as dust, thar hev The Rotary Club flourishes today however was going well until . . . a fight! This
tew charnses as Horry sez. the last Round Table meeting was held in altercation with the manager was the
Sum yung fella jist moved inta tha Willage 1995, the 41 club continues unaffiliated. turning point in Leonard's life. He became
arsked Horry how far apart he shud set his This display will last until the end of June, self-employed and ran his family business.
teartas, cos he wos new tew gardnin? Horry when it will be replaced with one by Furniture removal and a specialism in
say “Harf in yore gardin an harf in myne” Scoulton History group. longcase clocks and pianos provided many
Same blook arsked me “How far dew yew New in the Museum this month, 1930’s Ice happy hours of work and ever more
rekkun I am from Norwich?” Skates as used on Loch Neaton with photos entertaining stories. Finding risqué, long
I say tew him “Oh, abowt tha searm of the frozen Loch and skaters taken in the forgotten photographs of the householder,
distance as me” I hent sin him since so I 1950’. Two Iceni Silver coins and five who was standing by, provided story teller
rekkun heese gone tew find owt how far he bronze, all around 2000 years old. and listeners with a great amount of
wos away. Caterpillar and Goldfish Club cards from a humour.
In tha pub larst wik ole boy Arta he say tew local pilot saved by parachute and mae- Hundreds of thousands of miles later and
Horry “ I see thar buried old Freddy Staines west after being shot down and parachuting about as many stories of joy and occasional
larst wik” “ Yis” say Horry “Well he wuz into the sea. A hand embroidered 360 sadness, Leonard showed a joy of life and
dead!” Squadron badge and much, much more, love of his wife. It was indeed a very
Toime fer suppa, so fare yew well tergitha come and see for yourself. entertaining evening..
an dew yew kip a troshin.
Boy Sid.
Watton Evening WI West Norfolk Aviation
Rotary Umbrella Living History at Blickling Hall Society
The magnificence of Blickling Hall can The Guest Speaker at our April meeting
Festival 2019 never be underestimated. As you look up was Keith Thomas, and very good he was
Following the initial very successful the drive towards the house it is apparent too. He is one of a half dozen presenters for
festival in 2018 The Rotary Club of Watton that you are looking at history at its best. the General Aviation Safety Council who
& District will be holding another Rotary We sat in respectful silence awaiting our tour the country giving presentations and
Umbrella Festival in 2019. This will be speaker and she burst into the room in a advice to private pilots in order to reduce
launched in May and entries will be flurry of excitement, here was Cath, kitchen the number of mishaps which occur each
displayed and judged on Saturday 14 maid of yesteryear. Cath regaled us with year, ranging from controlled air space
September at Watton Christian Community tales of her life below stairs, hands in soapy infringements to serious loss of control of
Centre – WCCC Watton – at times to be water up to the elbows. Her strong Norfolk the aircraft by a pilot, too often leading to
announced. accent told of her ancestry and her stories the death of the occupants.
This date again coincides with the Watton had us all laughing uproariously. It seems Keith's audience at the WNAS contained
Carnival on Sunday 15 September, when it many of us in the audience were scullery only a couple of pilots yet he managed to
is hoped that entrants will be able to parade maids (we arose at 6.00am) others were explain his mission to us with authority and
their umbrellas in the Carnival Parade. cooks and they did not arise until 7.00am. good humour. Thus, all of us went home
New umbrellas will be available to We travelled through parts of the house much the wiser and potentially safer pilots
purchase in May from Ivan Chubbock with Cath as she put in a day's work, telling and or even passengers in light aeroplanes.
Garage Services, Shipdham IP25 7RR of the scandals that may or may not, be Thank you, Keith.
Monday-Friday 08.30-5.30. going on! His Lordship entered and Cath For details of our May and future meetings,
Anyone who bought an umbrella last year was appropriately deferential. She appeared please visit our website:
but did not enter it will be invited to enter it to enjoy her work, revelling in the company westnorfolkaviationsociety.org.uk or just
this year. but often being reprimanded for too much come along to the Bowls Club in Mundford
The proceeds will again be split 50/50 chatter and flippancy. at 7:15 on May 7th. You'll be made most
between 2 charities, and the charities Cath zoomed into the present day and told welcome. David Allen
The Wayland News May 2019 Page 10
Watton Churches Together – May
St. Mary’s Church, Watton News from Thompson
www.stmaryswatton.org
Follow us @StMarysWatton Community Hall
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, We had a very busy April with a variety of events. The coming month also
on 01953 881439,email:gerryfoster@runbox.com I can then has plenty to offer and we would love to see you join us.
email or telephone you back or arrange to meet up with you. On the 17th May we have something a little different. We are holding a
Thank you: Your Vicar, Revd Gerry Foster. Jigsaw Challenge. You will need teams of four. We will begin with a supper
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion and then you will be given a wrapped 500 piece jigsaw to complete in a set
2nd Wednesday Morning Worship time. A prize will go to the winning team. Please contact us to book in your
Thursdays 7.30-8.00am, 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers team. We need bookings in advance to enable us to manage the catering and
Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers number of jigsaws we need. Time 6.30. Cost £7.50.
5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise If outdoor pursuits interest you then we have the launch of our new Petanque
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yr terrain on May 18th at 2pm. There will be an exhibition match put on for us
term time only by the Great Ellingham players and there will be an opportunity for you to
Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching have a go and to learn a little more about how the game is played.
Please note change in office opening hours Refreshments will be served. It is hoped local people will want to learn the
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-12 noon rules and techniques so that we can host competitions. We are not aiming to
Tel: 01953 881252 email:wattonchurch@gmail.com create or join a formal league (unless of course anyone gets enthused enough
Commencing Wed 24th April, the Church will be open Wed to want to create a team to pursue this!) We simply want to promote the
10.30-3.00pm & Thurs 10-12.00 noon. You are welcome to pitch and encourage a bit of fun. The good thing about the game is that it can
come into church to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, say a be played by all ages so why not bring the family along.
prayer & light a candle, or just to look round. Church On June 2nd we have a plant sale and teas plus table top sale. If you wish to
members will welcome you and serve refreshments. book a table please contact us. Contact details below. Cost per table is £5
Sun 5th 8.00am Holy Communion BCP On June 14th we have another of our Film Nights. Details of film to be
10.00am Holy Communion announced later.
Sun 12th 8.00am Holy Communion BCP In addition to the planned one-off events we have plenty of regular events
10.00am Informal Holy Communion which you might enjoy. We have coffee morning every Tuesday from 10am
Sun 19th 8.00am Holy Communion BCP
10.00am Holy Communion
Thought for the Month -12noon. On the first Tuesday of every month we continue with lunch from
12 noon. This is usually a home-made soup, or a filled roll or a ploughmans.
Sun 26th 8.00am Holy Communion BCP By Revd Gerry Foster, Vicar of St Mary's
This is followed by Games Afternoon at 2pm. We have a range of table
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 ‘May’ may make us think about one of the people most in the
games available such as Scrabble, Rummikub, cribbage etc but there is also
6.30pm Choral Evensong news at present and our need to pray for our Prime Minister and
the opportunity to play Petanque.
Thurs 30th Ascension Day all our politicians, whatever our political persuasion….or there’s
On Monday evenings at 7pm we have Fitsteps – a dance fitness class. On
9.30am Holy Communion the saying:
Wednesday evenings we have Sttichers, an informal crafting group where
(instead of Wednesday 29th May) Ne'er cast a clout till May be out: "May" is referring to May
socialising and friendship are more important than the crafts, though we do
Blossom and not the month of May. People usually think it
produce some excellent work between us and are happy to teach skills. We
Watton Methodist Church means that the month of May is relevant. as it is when the
meet from 7.15 pm. On the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month we have
www.wattonmethodist.btck.co.uk weather becomes warmer, but in fact the reference is to the
Wayland Quilters (the former Hackers, Tackers and Stuffers group), who
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and hawthorne tree, or May bush, which usually has new leaves in
meet from 7pm. On Thursday mornigns at 10am we have Yoga classes.
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. April, and is a good indicator that warm weather is on it's way.
We are very proud of our new facilities so if you are planning a special
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large Or perhaps when we think of May, it’s as the month providing us
celebration or an event come and have a look at what we can offer. Contact
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. with two Bank Holidays and the Spring Half Term School break.
info@thompsoncommunityhall.co.uk or phone 01953 488508 or look at our
Sun 5th 10.30am Mrs E Warby At St Mary’s, the Baptism and Wedding Season is underway in
website thompsoncommunityhall.co.uk for further information. We also
6.30pm Mr A Warby May, as people have planned these big events and now is the
advertise our events on social media such as Facebook and Next Door.
Sun 12th 10.30am Mrs J Roebuck time to publicly declare promises, faith and commitment, with
6.30pm Revd B Winner God’s blessing.
Sun 19th 10.30am Revd B Winner This year at St Mary’s we’re providing in May opportunities to What’s on at St Mary’s Church, Watton
3.00pm Easter Offering at Dereham Trinity consider big questions, by running an Alpha Course and by Story Bags. Mondays 13th & 20th May 9.30am at St Mary’s Church for
Sun 26th 10.30am Mrs J Semmons taking part int the Global Wave of Prayer, both of which are parents and preschool children each Monday term time only.
6.30pm Mrs E Warby publicised in this newspaper. Watton Rainbow Brownies. Mondays 13th & 20th May 4.30-5.45pm at St
I pray that you may find yourselves able to find encouragement Mary’s Church Rooms for girls aged 5-7 years. The Rainbows will be meeting
Roman Catholic Community and hope this May and that you will join in with us. A prayer: each Monday at St Mary’s Church during term time.
Each Sat 5.00pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church “Dear God, strengthen us to walk in faith. Open our ears, our Rainbows1stwatton@hotmail.com or look on Facebook
eyes and our hearts to the needs of the community. May your Thursday Chat. Thursday 2nd May 10.00am – 12noon. A social coffee
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill Family grow, as we teach and reach out in love. Guide us to morning at St Mary’s Church, all welcome
Sun 5th 10.00am Lay Led & Sunday Funday work through partnerships, in the power of your Holy Spirit. For Adventure. Sundays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th May 10.00am-11.30am free for 0-16
Sun 2th 9.30am Family Holy Communion Jesus’s sake and in His Name, we pray. Amen”. years. Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching term time only.
Sun 19th 9.30am Lay Led
Alpha Course. Thursday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May 7.30pm - 9.30pm at St
Sun 26th 9.30am Holy Communion
Mary’s Church
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke Heartfelt Thank You Fundraising Car Wash & Cake Sale. Saturday 18th May 10am—2pm
Sun 5th 10.30am Holy Communion (approx.) at St Mary’s Church and car park in aid of Families Matter Key
Sun 12th 10.30am Holy communion from the Memory Cafe Worker, courtesy of Breckland Funeralcare. Suggested donation £5 per car.
Green Pastures will also be running a bookstall with other goods from their
Sun 19th 10.30am Holy communion The Memory Cafe (formerly the Dementia Cafe) would like to
Sun 26th 10.30am Lay Led Worship Dereham shop (non-fundraising).
express their grateful thanks to the lovely couple who very
Saturday Coffee Morning. Saturday 18th May 10.00am – 12noon A social
kindly left a very generous donation via the Wayland Partnership
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington coffee morning at St Mary’s Church on the 3rd Saturday of each month. All
office. We do always like to thank and acknowledge donations
Sun 5th 9.30am Family Holy Communion welcome.
but unfortunately we do not have their address to write to them
Sun 19th 10.30am Morning Worship Watton Community Cinema. Friday 24th May 2.15pm, at St Mary’s Church
personally.
“Stan & Ollie” Refreshment Café opens one hour prior to screening. Tickets
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney We hope that this message of thanks reaches Mr and Mrs
available at the box office on the day.
Sun 5th 11.00am Lay Led Thompson, or to some of their relatives and friends who can let
The April Winners of the 150 Club Draw were: Number 89 - Ray Rodgers £50
Sun 12th 11.00am Family Holy Communion them know that their thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.
and Number 31 - Gail Cooper £25
Sun 19th 11.00am Lay Led
Sun 26th 11.00am Holy Communion

All Saints Church, Threxton


Our next service at All Saints Church Threxton will be on
Sunday 5th May at 10.30 a.m.
Restoration work is in progress, but we are still open for
services. Everyone welcome.

Fountain of Life Church


The Well Christian Centre, Swaffham Road,
Ashill IP25 7BT Telephone 01760 441 902.
5th May: 10:00 & 18:00 12th May: 10:00 & 18:00
19th March: 10:00 & 15:00 26th March: 10:00
The Wayland News May 2019 Page 11
The No.1 pub lunch group will be offered anything worthwhile in that
Heritage Lottery Fund helping Spring Thing going to The Windmill at Necton on respect.
Thursday 9 May. In parallel with reviewing site
St Peter's Church, Merton Thank-You The No. 2 pub lunch group will be constraints, we are developing a
The 6th April dawned sunny and cold going to The Red Lion at Hockwold process to decide which sites are best
But out came the workers energized on Tuesday 30 April. from all those potentially suitable.
and bold; Please contact our Membership Like much of this, that’s a complex
The tables were set out with ‘’things’’ Secretary, Christine Warne 01760 task that will be analytical, and based
on display, 440820, if you would like to become on facts, not opinion. It will rely on
The Easter eggs and cakes ‘’oooh what a member of the Watton U3A, or checking sites for compliance with
an array!’’ would like further details. the relevant policies of our plan; just
as we do for any normal planning
The toiletries and cards sold in a flash – application. We’re keen to share
The Bag a Bottle stall also brought in Saham Toney everything with villagers, so as soon
more cash, as information is ready – first about
The puzzles and books were all out on Neighbourhood the process, later about the results -
view we’ll progressively add it to our
With so many interested there was even Plan Update website, and that will be the best
a queue. Shaping the future of Saham Toney! way to stay up to date. By the time
Almost all our present work is this is published we are expecting
But while we were warm and snug in focused on the site allocation process. things to have progressed
the hall We had hoped to be able to report significantly. So do please visit the
Our ‘’green-fingered’’ helpers shivered completion of the independent site website
in the garden stall assessments in this issue, but while www.stnp2036.org.
There was coffee and tea and fruity we’ve had those from the highway The village will have its chance to
buns too; authority, the local flood authority have a say on all this, first by letting
St. Peter’s Church has received a The Project Team will also be We had a great day which was all and Anglian Water, the Government us know what you think of what you
National Lottery Heritage Fund grant offering guided church tours for thanks to you – appointed consultants, AECOM, are see on the website, but most
of £100,000 for an exciting heritage visitor groups and is planning training The many good friends who supported still working on their final report. importantly during the next formal 6
project. Urgent repairs to the Grade 1 sessions to train further volunteer tour our ‘’thing’’ We returned our comments to them a -week public consultation. We can’t
listed building will be carried out, and guides. Visitor numbers at this And made a cold dreary day turn into week early and we’ve had a long set a date for that yet as it’s difficult
a community and visitor centre will historic building will increase as Spring phone call with them to try and to estimate how long it will take to
be developed. Made possible by Merton church gains recognition as a chivvy them along, but their latest complete the site allocation process.
money raised by National Lottery rest and refreshment location, drawing Eirlene Nettleship forecast is that the full report would That in parallel with all the other
players, the project will extend the use in cyclists from National Cycle Route THANK-YOU to everyone who only be ready by around the last week changes we’ve made to the plan will
of the church both as a local meeting 13 and walkers from the Peddar’s supported our ‘’Spring Thing’’ and of April, which is a month later than then need a comprehensive review
place and as an attraction for visitors Way National Trail. contributed to our much needed they first told us. by our consultant, and no doubt
from further afield. St Peter’s is a small flint church, with fundraising efforts. We have some idea of how they are some more refinements to the plan
Canon Paul Thomas OBE, Interim a Saxo-Norman round tower. rating the various sites, and like the after that. We hope the consultation
Parish Priest (pictured left) said: “My Beautifully situated in Merton Park, other assessments, it seems likely that will start in June or July.
role as Interim Parish Priest for with a breath-taking view across a Watton U3A as a result all 16 could remain In addition to the site allocation
Merton was recently agreed and I am small lake to Merton Hall, the church Our March meeting was the Annual possible, subject to various process, we’ve updated the village
delighted to hear the Heritage Lottery has always been closely associated General Meeting for 2018-2019. The constraints being resolved. housing needs assessment with the
Fund has awarded a Grant to the with the de Grey family and their chairman gave her report outlining That’s something we’ve started doing latest data, none of which changed
Church. St. Peter’s is a wonderfully ancestors, lords of the manor of the visits we had made during the where the necessary information is the report’s conclusions that most of
historic building and just begging to Merton from the Norman Conquest to year, the speakers who came to talk available in the public domain, but in all the village needs smaller, more
embark on its new role of greater the present day. It is of particular and the successful holiday to some cases inevitably only the affordable homes.
involvement in the local and wider architectural interest as a well- Bournemouth. The committee was re- landowners will be able to provide We submitted our comments on the
community. I join the team at a most preserved example of a 14th century elected except for one person who more information, if they choose to. Local Plan and had expected
exciting time and thanks to the church, with many details and fittings stood down. The secretary’s report Some may instead choose to consultation on that to finish on 1
National Lottery players the future from the same period and some fine was read out and the financial withdraw from the process. April. Unfortunately, Breckland
looks full of promise.” workmanship from later periods, accounts were distributed. She Now we are moving into stage 3 of Council have extended the
The nave roof, which has suffered unspoiled by Victorian invited each activity group leader to the process which is the selection of consultation until 15 May for 3
from the theft of lead, will be repaired “improvements”. give a small talk about their group, sites for allocation. We can do quite a particular topics.
with zinc, not liable to theft, and new Commenting on the award, Carole outlining the activity and if there look of work on that even before the Although those don’t concern us,
catering facilities will be installed. Haggett, Churchwarden (pictured were any vacancies in the group. This AECOM assessments are finalised. this 6-week delay in Local Plan
The project will then offer a range of right): "We are thrilled to have was a reminder to members about the We’ve had a fresh look at a total approval does concern us.
seminars, workshops and concerts. received this support, thanks to groups and to inform new members number of houses and again come up As usual, if you have any comments
These are for both adults and children National Lottery players. The project about the groups. Four new groups with 48 – though by a different or questions on any of this or
(including those with special needs) will enable us to extend our facilities are starting this year. All the groups, method. anything else to do with the
and will be delivered by history and in diverse ways. This will benefit the future speakers and U3A information Keep in mind that’s a minimum and Neighbourhood Plan, if you would
music specialists. This will provide local community, and many people will be in the new programme to be the sites selected may in total provide like a more personal visit to a local
exciting opportunities for volunteers from much further afield, both in the published in the near future. a little more than that number. Also, group, or if you' would like to be
as well as enabling children and immediate future and for the years to The speaker for May will be Paul we are leaving the door open for added to our mailing list, please get
adults to acquire new knowledge and come and guarantee the sustainability Quant with Sketches and Poems of landowners to offer major village in touch with Chris Blow on 01953
skills in practical and interactive of Merton Church." Saham Toney and the Community benefits in return for more houses, 880915 or at stnp2016@gmail.com
sessions. Orchard. but at present only one owner has
The Wayland News May 2019 Page 12

Promotion Saham Toney Bridge Club


but no
silverware
for Watton
Rugby Club
The final game of the season saw
Watton take on league leaders Holt
II with the victor set to take the
title and the silverware with
promotion already secure for both
sides.
What was set up to be a titanic
battle and fitting finale to an
impressive season saw Watton
soundly beaten by an experienced
Holt outfit.
The home side dominated all facets
of the game and in truth made
ground far too easily as the young
Watton side let the enormity of the
occasion affect their game.
An opportunist effort from Spencer The Saham Toney Bridge Club enjoyed an knowledge of bridge and you will be helped
Waugh gave some hope before the evening at The Chequers, Thompson for their and encouraged by all our members.
break at 22:5 to Holt but the annual dinner and trophy presentation. The Apart from weekly bridge we have a members
second half was limited to a couple pictures shows the winners from left to right, and partners BBQ every summer and a very
of valiant efforts from skipper Brian Skinner, Di Ball, Sally and Andrew jolly Christmas Party.
Richie Brand but other than that Rawnsley. If you are interested in learning to play this
almost 40 unanswered points to an The Saham Toney bridge club meets at the amazing game, I run lessons during the winter
impressive home side and a wholly Watton Sports Centre every Thursday months at Richmond Park Golf Club so why
deserved victory and league title. evening, starting play at 6.45pm for an not get in touch and learn something new.
The Red and Black will be evening of relaxed but competitive bridge. Contact me on 01953882005 or email at
disappointed with the performance We are a very friendly club and love having e.aberdeen@btinternet.com.
but look back on a wonderful new members join us. You only need a basic Elaine Aberdeen
season and perhaps some insight
into the challenges ahead.
One swallow does not make a Record Fundraising for Spring Ball
summer and similarly one defeat
does not constitute a disaster, the The Wayland Agricultural Society is very
current side have proven on pleased to announce that this year’s charity
numerous occasions their Spring Ball, held in March at Lynford Hall
capabilities and improved Hotel, has raised a record amount of £24,000
immeasurably under head coach to be shared equally between;
Des Lloyd who must take Addenbrooke’s Brain Tumour Research
considerable credit for a Fund and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
marvellous effort and an entirely Kings Lynn, Breast Unit Development Fund.
deserved promotion, next season Claire Bowes (right) of the organising
however will see far less wins by committee said: “We wish to extend our
large margins but instead provide heartfelt thanks to all our wonderful and
everyone the opportunity to test very generous supporters for helping to
themselves at the next level and the make the night such a huge success for the
youth teams something to aspire to. two very worthy causes that we are
So let us celebrate what is supporting this year.”
becoming one of the best teams to
represent the club and look forward everyone in the local area and designed to
to welcoming Eastern Counties
Division One Rugby to Pages
Wildlife and get people outdoors in a friendly, relaxed
and welcoming environment. Under the title
Lane, I think that’s worth repeating
as it underlines what has been
Wellbeing – Free of ‘Natural Wellbeing in Wayland’,
activities will include weekly health walks,
achieved by not only the players
but all the people off the pitch
Opportunities for wildlife experience days, family fun
afternoons, dawn chorus walks, community
which have made this possible.
Thank you everyone.
All at The Grange cooking events, bat & moth evenings and
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The Grange in Great Cressingham has been opportunities to help out in the gardens and
welcoming people through its doors since grounds on regular volunteer days. There PLEASE READ!!! Page space is allocated strictly on a first
will also be a series of craft workshops in
Dereham 2012. In particular, we have worked closely
with organisations supporting marginalised weaving, pottery, green woodwork, willow come, first served basis. 12 Noon on the 15th of the
month preceding publication is the last date and time
groups including adults with learning work and natural dyeing.
Indoor difficulties, young people with autism,
asylum seekers and refugees. The project is
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for all
the latest news and dates. Search for
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@thegrangenorfolk. And get in touch with your copy before deadline does not guarantee inclusion,
Bowls Club based in an old rectory set within 10 acres
of picturesque grounds bordered to the Chris McGaw (Centre Manager) on
coordinator@thegrangenorfolk.org.uk if
if you wish to be certain your entry gets published, then
Dereham Indoor Bowls Club will north by the River Wissey. We regularly please make sure it arrives in plenty of time otherwise
be open throughout the summer welcome volunteers from the local area and you’ve got any questions or would like to
find out more. We hope to see you at one of
you may still be disappointed.
season. Leagues Monday beyond to our Workday Wednesdays and You can contact Julian by ringing (01953) 858908.
Wednesday and Friday Tuesday Gardening Clubs. We also have the events soon!
The e-mail address is julian@waylandnews.com
Roll ups Monday evenings 7 pm til close connections with projects such as
Views expressed in articles in The Wayland News are those of the
9 pm Tuesday and Thursday 9.30 New Routes and Stepping Stones in
contributors and not the views of the publisher or printers.
am til noon. Norwich, Volunteering Matters and Sail
At the club's AGM it was decided Close supported living service based in While every care and effort has been taken to ensure accuracy,
that casual wear can be worn for Gayton. the publisher cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions.
roll ups and practice only. Bowls Thanks to the Norfolk Community This issue of the The Wayland News was published by:
shoes or stockinged feet must be Foundation we have recently received Julian Horn, 32 High Street, Watton IP25 6AE
worn. If anyone would like to learn grants from Breckland Council Match Fund and printed by:
to bowl please ring Terry on 01362 and North Pickenham Wind Farm
525 042, we regularly run novice Community Fund to host a year-long series Sharman & Company Ltd, Newark Road
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