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Wheel Past, Present and Future and for Diary date. A reminder that on June 20th
The Inner Wheel Inner Wheel worldwide, then a welcome we welcome people to the pink house ,
and greetings from Rotary President, Dr. number 30 on Thetford Road for our
Celebrates Mike. who, together with President Val annual Strawberry Tea. Always a happy
May 10th saw The Inner Wheel Club of then made the first cut of our splendid afternoon and an occasion to raise funds
Watton celebrate the 38th anniversary of Birthday cake. for the overseas charity we have chosen
it's charter with a grand party in the Time then for supper, our ladies had again for this year. G Gambia A action T
Queens Hall accompanied by husbands surpassed themselves with a splendid through E education. You may not have
and friends from other clubs around the spread of goodies, we all tend to make our been before but you will be very welcome
region. We were delighted to welcome own favourites and the overall result is and the strawberries, cakes and tea are
guests from Ely, Thetford, Hunstanton, amazing, not planned, but all different, always great!.
Stowmarket, Great Yarmouth and Bungay thankfully not plate after plate of sausage Any further information required please
as well as Watton Rotary President, rolls! ring me, Brenda, on 01953 881792 or our
Dr.Mike Harvey and his wife Sue. At the end of the evening it was a secretary, Pam on 01953 884090, we are
The evening started with a welcome from particular pleasure to have our District always pleased to tell you about Inner
our President Val Semlyen and then it was Chairman, Linda Fellas with us, both to Wheel.
on to a very happy entertainment again thank us for the evening but also to recall The picture above shows Watton Inner
presented by Kyle who had entertained some of the things that happened 38 years Wheel President Val Semleyen (centre)
everyone so royally at our most recent ago. Do you remember playing with the with District Chairman Linda Fellas
Lunchtime Concert. She had us all rubik cube, that Prince Charles married (right) and Watton Rotary President
enjoying the songs popular in the 40's and Diana that year and that Aston Villa were Dr. Mike Harvey (left).
50's' those by the likes of Buddy Holly, the football champions ( we won't mention
Cliff Richard and Frank Sinatra as well as that Norwich were relegated that year and
a couple of Music Hall numbers to raise Ipswich were second in the table!) Stow Bedon &
the roof. Isn't it wonderful how we all She also very kindly thanked the club for
remember the words of the songs of our all the work we have done for our own Breckles Village
youth when modern songs just don't seem community and the funds we have raised
to stick! for causes local, national and international Fete
The more formal part of the evening over the 38 years of our existence. As she A traditional summer fete for all the
continued with candles being lit for Inner said, 'long may it all continue'. family to enjoy!
Come and join us at Stow Bedon &
Breckles village fete on Saturday 15th
June between 2pm and 5pm. The fete will
be held in the lovely grounds of Stow
Bedon Hall, Lower Stow Bedon, NR17
1EL, situated off the B1111, 5 miles south
of Watton (it will be well signposted on
the day).
Attractions include fantastic stalls offering
crafts and produce, plants, books, cakes,
tombola, toys, bric-a-brac, with traditional
games, afternoon tea and homemade
cakes, ice cream, and a vintage car
display. Fete favourites, clowns Razz and
Pearl, will be entertaining one and all, and
the children from Caston Primary School
will put on a show.
Admission Free! Organized in aid of Stow
Bedon and Breckles Churches and local
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Mid Norfolk Lorraine's The Ovington Village Hall Mid Summer Fest
Singers Concert Taking to the BBQ Saturday 22nd June 12 - 3pm
Mid Norfolk Singers are performing Skies in Aid of Come along and join us for food and games. No need to
their Summer Concert on 6th July at
7.30pm in St Georges’ Church. The Hospice Appeal book just turn up on the day. Bring some extra cash to
programme will include English folk A charity shop manager from buy a few raffle tickets. Any enquiries please
songs and American spirituals. Tickets Watton will be taking to the ring Christine on 01953 885848.
are available on the door or in advance skies 13,000ft. up and down, in
from Mullengers Estate Agent Watton. her self -prescribed tandem sky
Refreshments will be available in the dive challenge on 25th May at
interval and the church will welcome Beccles in support of the East
your support for their raffle. Coast Hospice Appeal.
The choir with a membership of 70 Lorraine DeBernard is asking
singers is conducted by Robert the local community and
Hamwee and usually performs 3 businesses to support her in her
concerts per year. On 14th December, first ever skydive and donate to
Handel’s Messiah will be performed the hospice appeal.
with orchestral accompaniment in Lorraine manages the thriving
Swaffham Church. Rehearsals for this charity shop in the High Street,
concert commence in September at the Watton, brimming with
Salvation Army church in Dereham on preloved treasures and a
Thursday evenings. New members are supportive returning customer
welcome. base who visit regularly to find
If you would like to experience singing lots of bargains.
with Mid Norfolk Singers, we are Lorraine said “I really enjoy
holding a Come and Sing day on working for such a lovely
Saturday 22nd June in Swaffham charity that supports a
Church. This is an informal event open wonderful cause that will help
to all local singers, when we shall be so many in the future. I hope
learning Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances. that I can help the appeal move
Music is provided together with tea and closer to its goal when I take to
coffee throughout the day. More the skies”.
information about registering for this To support Lorraine's challenge
event is available on our website or please donate at https://
contact Sue Baldwin: or pop in the shop at 70 High St, Watton and use her sponsor form.

together with a banknote from the suddenly and a moment later the driver
A Quick Look Round customer, and the bill would be checked, got out and it seemed that there had been
By Orbiter receipted, and returned, together with an accident and he had perhaps knocked
First I must thank Mrs. May and her change, just in time for the goods to have someone down. By the time he re-
government for arranging such fine been parcelled up. appeared a small queue had formed
weather for the Easter period, during Such was the way business went in the behind me, and drivers were beginning to
which we are told that the temperature of good old days. Now, instead of prices show signs of impatience. Then the cause
25 deg. C. (77 in old money) was the being reduced by a farthing the ‘saving’ of the delay was revealed as the man
highest for an Easter for about seventy is usually one penny, even pounds being came into view, shepherding a mallard
years, though I seem to recall other hot cut to 99p., salesmen apparently thinking and six chicks safely across the road. All
Bank Holidays over the years, though in that £5.99 will seem so much cheaper to signs of annoyance among the waiting
those days they were in Fahrenheit, the customer than £6.00. Actually, since drivers vanished, and the line of cars all
which was always a bit warmer anyway. the continuing demise of the penny, some went to the off side to ensure they gave
Mention of old money reminds me that larger–priced items are now reduced by the little birds adequate clearance.
change is not always a bad thing. 5p, and £10 items become £9.95. This As I contemplated this nice side of
In the early days of my working life I disguising of real costs is silly enough human nature, it struck me that had it
was regularly required to ‘cast’ a big when occurring in our everyday been a group of pigeons in the road, no-
cash book (add it up, not throw it shopping, but becomes even more one would even have slowed down!
anywhere) and it was quite a task for a ridiculous, when we see adverts for Our deference to the ducklings reflected
young lad. Each column was divided into luxury cars priced at £29,995! our general captivation where babies are
pounds, shillings, pence, and farthings, But away from the world of shopping concerned (except human ones when
and not only was addition needed but a Norfolk has made the headlines in an un- they cry !) as the sight of young lambs,
generous dose of mental arithmetic as expected way, when at the beginning of kittens, puppies, foals, even baby hippos,
well. Starting with the farthings, if, say, April the authorities showed a fine piece all have the AH! factor that we find
they totalled 19, then one had to work out of forward-thinking by covering the cliffs enchanting. No, we’re not all bad.
in one’s head that, with the going rate of at Bacton with netting to help to arrest After the Easter break the dreaded Road
four to the penny. that would come to erosion, assuming that the sand-martins Ahead Closed signs re-appeared in even
four pence and three over, the three that live there every year, would move greater numbers, and motorists who had
going down as the total and the four along and nest elsewhere. The fury of easily found their way to the coast on
carried over to the pence column to start naturalists was expressed via the world- Easter Monday without much bother now
a further addition, which would lead to wide-web, and thousands of people went found it difficult to find a way to the next
another mental exercise to divide the on line to support their protests, and for village. Chaos ruled for about three days
next total into shillings and pence. What once officialdom responded promptly before things got back to normal. But I
a complicated process for a young lad. with an immediate suspension of suppose it was all in a good cause. And,
And what use were farthings anyway? operations and a change of plans. as Messrs. Flanders and Swan used to
Yes, my local sweet-shop sold ‘gob- This high-lighted how the speed of sing, “It all makes work for the working
stoppers’ at four for a penny, but they communication has changed these days, man to do”.
would not sell them singly. for not too long ago, this sort of protest This column opened with thanks to the
It seems that the last known use of the would have taken weeks to get going. government for the brilliant spell of
coin lay solely in large department stores, Letters to newspapers used to appear Easter weather, so it is only fair that they
where ladies went to buy material to several days after the events had been should be cursed for the downpours and
make curtains, and for some unknown reported, but now are published high winds that did their best to spoil the
reason the price would never be given in alongside them (they obviously are sent May Bank Holiday. As they say, you
‘even’ shillings, but would be quoted as by e-mail, but still appear under the can’t win ‘em all.
“Three and eleven three, Madam”, heading ‘Letters to the Editor’. Thus But the Canaries managed to win most of
translating into three shillings and eleven public reaction to both world and local ‘em this season, so congratulations to
pence three farthings. And since madam news is immediate, which must be a them. Promotion to the Premiership is
would not be purchasing just one yard, good thing. great news, but I hope that they will have
the calculation of the total price would be Mention of the sand martins reminds one shed the habit of waiting until the final
considered too complicated for mere that in spite of all the terrible things that minutes of their games before they score
salespersons, so the details of the sale go on, there is still a soft side to human their goals, as there are a lot of us oldies
would have to be placed in a small nature, and this was shown recently watching, who have enough high blood
capsule, which would be sent by an when, driving near the pond in the east of pressure problems of our own already.
overhead railway to the cashiers office, Swaffham, the car in front pulled up very Good afternoon.
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Locally, I am pleased to report that over to sniff at my roses. will be able to prevent a glut. Always
Councillor's Chat over the last 2 years, through my Get back to the point Lotta. June is sow what you like to eat. No use Local author
With Cllr Claire Bowes Member’s budget, I have been able to the month for looking after lawns. If wondering what to do with hundreds
I would firstly like to take the help fund various recommended you sowed or turfed a new one it will of courgettes if you don’t like them
opportunity to thank those who gave highway safety/speed reduction probably need watering. Once and they do crop prolifically. In fact
me their support in the recent schemes, which are now either established it won’t as grass recovers there is a famous book titled ‘What
Breckland district elections, which I delivered or in the process of being remarkably quickly if it dries out. If can I do with all these courgettes?
much appreciate, not least because I delivered. the lawn is reasonably well- Thin heavy crops of apples, plums
understand that feelings are running In Watton I have funded a 20mph established it will need cutting, and pears if the June drop is too little
high about the handling of the flashing (Wigwag) sign to be installed specially after all that recent rain so a and prune fan-trained fruit trees if
delivery of Brexit by central later this year outside Westfield weekly mow is in order. Once the necessary. Summer pruning comes
Government. school. ‘Gateways’ are scheduled to weather gets hot mowing can be later and I am sure I got mine totally
I look forward to working on be erected at the Thetford Rd entrance reduced. If your grass is in need of a wrong last year judging from the
Breckland, with fellow elected ward to the town and speed signs and quick fix green-up apply liquid or shortage of blossom but we shall see.
members, Keith Gilbert and Tina roundels have been installed on the soluble feed. The better way is to Right, that’s it. I’m off outside into
Kiddell, towards the future good and Thetford and Brandon Roads. give the grass a bit more substantial the sunshine but as ever, keep
prosperity of Watton and I’d like to In Caston I was pleased to be able to feed in April or May in terms of weeding.
thank Michael Wassell, who retired fund 20mph Wigwags outside the granular or slow-release but if that
from standing at these elections, for primary school and in Griston and wasn’t possible a quick feed is better Daredevil pilots
his support and dedication, as a Carbrooke I have contributed towards than nothing. Don’t chance any type
fellow ward member over the last 8
the installation of SAM2’s. In of feed if there’s a draught. It will do celebrated in
Ovington a trod is currently being more harm than good.
A Summary of the County Council Year: delivered which I have contributed Planting can be done ‘as nature new show!
The Council recently agreed a £409 towards. intended’ this month. No need for This year is the centenary of one of Local author, Paul Mitch, from the
million revenue budget for 2019-20. Residents may know of or be greenhouses, propagators or anything the greatest moments of aviation Watton area has just had a fascinating
The balanced budget is designed to interested to know of the County else involving lots of effort and history and a truly British first – the book published which is called
allocate resources across our Council’s Parish Partnership Scheme. probably money. Take soft-wood first ever non-stop flight across the “Captivating Stories of Intrigue Comedy
communities, whilst protecting our Through this initiative the Town cuttings to increase your shrub stock Atlantic, completed by British and Adventure”. The book is made up of
frontline services. Council is able to apply for the or put on a charity stall or just in case aviators Capt John Alcock and fifteen individual stories that range from
Norfolk received an additional delivery of certain highways projects/ you have a failure. Sow seeds direct navigator Lt. Arthur Brown. high adventure, hilarious comedy to
£12.7m from Government to spend on schemes. If applications are now to fill in gaps in the borders and To mark the occasion the nail-biting, mystery and intrigue.
road maintenance. 125,000 m2 of successful the County Council will veg beds. If you raised tender side-splitting true story of this Several of the stories are actually based on
worn highway surface has been fund 50% of the cost of the project, perennials or annuals indoors during daredevil flight has been turned into a true facts that took place some years ago,
removed and replaced with 26,600 with the Town/Parish Council (or any spring this is the time to plant them rip roaring play and is set to tour especially the story about the author Paul
tonnes of new asphalt. other community organisation or out if you didn’t in May. They Breckland rural venues as part of Mitch. His story reads like a Hollywood
The County Council received an extra combination of) funding the other shouldn’t need so much hardening off Breckland Council’s Silver Social thriller. It follows his fortunes and
£11m funding for Broadband which 50%. Applications however have to (out, in, out, in for days at a time) but project. misfortunes as he is dramatically thrown
should bring Superfast Broadband be made by the Town/Parish Council. put them out when the forecast is for ‘Those Magnificent Men’, by out from his home after a marriage break-
coverage to 95% of the county by the Claire Bowes, Breckland District mild nights then plant them after a acclaimed writing duo Mitchell & up, making him homeless and destitute.
end of next March. The programme Councillor - Watton Ward day or two. They’ll want to grow. Nixon, tells the story of the intrepid After years of heartbreak and decline he
towards full coverage will continue. Put some ground cover under shrubs. duo who made the first non-stop meets by chance a retired naval officer in
200 Council owned sites have been Norfolk County Councillor - Watton Alchemilla mollis and geraniums transatlantic flight in a modified First London. They both become the best of
identified in areas of poor mobile Division (hardy not pelargoniums) are great for World War Vickers Vimy bomber, friends. The man it seems is wealthy and
reception and are being offered to looking good, seeding and spreading flying not only through dense fog, of good standing but he still craves for
mobile operators as potential sites for 07789796937 and will come back year after year. sleet, snow and hail – sometimes more excitement and adventure.
new masts. They will also suppress a lot of upside down – from Canada to Suddenly they find themselves being
The new Early Childhood and Family weeds. You will find alchemilla’s Ireland. Starring Radio 4 regular transported around the world in grand
Service was launched this year. The In your garden children all over the place next year David Mounfield (‘Count Arthur luxurious style, sailing on the QE2 luxury
service will have greater reach to With Lotta Potts doing the same job. The geraniums Strong’s Radio Show’) and writer/ liner and living the life of a film star with
those more isolated children and I really thought that the two holiday will need to be dug up and split every performer Brian Mitchell (‘The millionaire status. Through excitement the
families in need of help and advice, weekends, Easter and Early May, had two or three years as they grow into Ministry of Biscuits’), they will edges of reality became blurred. Things
through increased local support, got the weather backwards. Easter very large clumps. Johnson’s Blue endeavour to tell the epic tale with unimaginable were happening to them
easier to access information and was glorious and sometimes hot with and Rozanne (another blue) are just cardboard, two stools and some that they never before dreamt of. It was
crucial outreach work. The Council all us gardeners hoping for rain. Lots verging on thugs as they grow so big. left-over props! like being on another planet and in
will be moving (not removing) some of rain as early spring was noticeably The flowers are wonderful but they The Silver Social project is an another dimension. The unbelievable
services to libraries, nurseries and dry. We got it over the bank holiday do need a bit of restraining. If you ambitious programme of daytime characters they met along the way and the
community centres alongside the 15 and the week following, with one plant annual flower seeds as well events aimed at older people, in hilarious comedy situations they found
new service bases. Bases in outstanding day when it rained solidly don’t be surprised if you have lots of community venues across Breckland. themselves in.
Breckland will be located in with the steady stuff that soaks in. It them next year. Cosmos that comes The project uses a range of art forms, The book can be found on Amazon or
Swaffham and Thetford. The situation was also pretty cold – more March in colours ranging from dark red delivered by professional artists, to any good search engine.
is an improvement on the original than April, never mind May. through stripes and pinks to pure promote participation and
proposals which saw only one base in However, at the time of writing, mid- white (variety ‘Purity’ very original) independent living in our
the Breckland area, something that I May the sun is shining and it’s lovely is a good example of an annual that communities. The Silver Social holds Diabetes UK
argued against. and warm. After that rain last week will be with you for years even if you events in libraries, village halls and What an interesting meeting we had in
£120m will be invested in special you can almost watch everything thought you had dead-headed other familiar community spaces, in May. Our speaker was Alan Scrymgeour,
educational needs and disabilities grow. properly. target areas across Breckland from the Top to Toe Salon in Watton.
provision in the county. Which leads us to June. Everything Perennials should be dead-headed including Dereham, Swaffham, He came to talk about how his Legacy
The first of 11 homes for Norfolk’s that slowed down during the dry and then given a light trim once the Attleborough, Watton, Thetford, Albums Company started and how it has
care leavers opened this year cold period should spend the last flowers are over. If you grow lilies Ashill, Necton, Shipdham and progressed. It came about by listening to
following £5m investment from the week of May and early June catching and cannas these can be put out this Harling. The scheme is funded by the the stories that the ladies at his salon were
Council. up so June ought to be ‘normal’ so month once there is no danger of frost Arts Council England, Breckland reminiscing about and the person that
The Carer’s Charter was adopted by hopefully we can spend at least some (hopefully). Tulip and hyacinth bulbs Council and Norfolk County Council. helped him to begin his journey was a
the County Council in November - an time just enjoying the scents and should be dug up, dried off and stored Transport can be arranged as required lady who's great-great grandfather was a
innovative move to improve the lives sights in the garden. As far as in a dark shed. This is because they for local residents in Watton without policeman involved with the Jack the
of carers who constitute an enormous flowers are concerned June to me would naturally have a good summer access to a car or public transport by Ripper case. This led Alan to research
and largely hidden resource. means roses. I don’t have a lot of bake where they come from in the contacting the Silver Social team at into his own family history and with
A £29m capital investment scheme luck with roses and sometimes wish I Mediterranean regions and our damp least three working days prior to the the help of his Mum, he was able to
will deliver 3,000 homes for older had the clay soil when I grew a summers aren’t good for them. Bulb event. make personal Legacy Albums about
people over the next ten years. selection of powerfully scented suppliers will tell you to treat them The show will be touring between 3rd his father and mother. The albums
Norfolk requires 2,842 extra care hybrid teas (I think they were as I like annuals as they are not as good in June to 7th June at Ashill Community that Alan produces are very well
units by 2028. never got to grips with the different year two. True but still worth having. Centre, Harling Old School Village presented with the relevant
As the Council moves from a types of bushy ones) very Plant veg seeds including salads but Hall, Attleborough Town Hall, photographs and information
Committee to a Cabinet governance successfully. A bit of judicious be wary of planting lettuce when it’s Shipdham All Saints Church and together. These albums can be passed
system, the following changes have pruning in March with some well- hot as they don’t germinate. Better to Necton Community Centre. The show down through the family for future
been made: rotted and that was it as far as my put them as a catch crop between runs from 2 pm. to 3.30pm with generations to enjoy.
A 10 member Cabinet will take key efforts meant but the flowering was slower growing crops that will give tickets just £5, which includes Our next meeting is on Monday June
decisions - Full Council will continue all down to those terrific ladies. Ah them a bit of shade. Also don’t sow refreshments. 10, 10.15am, at the Pentecostal
to decide the annual budget. well. I just enjoy the ones I come too many at once. Anything that will For more information on Silver Social Church, Watton (who we thank for
A Scrutiny Committee - will hold the across out and about and can’t resist give an edible crop will need to be events, including how to purchase the use of their facilities). Our
administration to account. leaning over walls and fences to sniff kept watered. Annual flowers will ‘Those Magnificent Men’ tickets or speaker will be Sarah Turner,
Three Select Committees; Corporate, at other people’s roses. I get some put up with a dry spell but fruit, veg book transport, visit Diabetes Facilitator. For information
Infrastructure & Development and funny looks but hey. More of the and salads won’t. Try to succession, about the group, email Helen:
People & Communities. - will good stuff on the soil and maybe in a sow veg seeds but this is an acquired call 01362 656870 or email or phone
develop policy year or two people will be leaning skill but keep at it as you (eventually) 01953 884713 and leave a message.
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of great music making.
Are Boo & Hiss To sign up and for further information, stick fast in the mud on the goal line.
pick up a Booking Form from Thetford Fortunately today’s top grounds have
tempting fate Library or Thetford’s Great nearly all benefited from modern
developments and remain nearly
again? Information Centre, email, download perfect, despite the most severe
Once again we, the Boo & Hiss weather conditions.
from http://
Theatre Company, are busy rehearsing In the late 1950s our leading clubs thetford-
for this year’s show. We chose the play elected to join the European league,
voices/ or telephone John Weeks on
quite early on in the year, which which necessitated midweek evening
01842 820060.
allowed us to read through the script time foot-ball, so floodlights had to be
several times before we actually started installed, while some years later a
rehearsing. An evening of couple of crowd disasters preceded the
The play is called Tempting Fête by replacement of terraces with all-
Alan Robinson, another little-known Clairvoyance at seating areas. This was not universally
adult comedy. We know it’s always a popular, as standing to watch football
risk choosing an unknown, rather than Barn Ruche was a well-founded tradition. It
a script taken from a TV series, but I At Barn Ruche, on the Thetford Rd, heralded an increase in admission
think we’ve proved time and again that Watton on the 20th June, for those out prices, and also saw a large increase in
we can pull this kind of thing off. It there that are curious, those that the number of women becoming
has all the ingredients needed for a believe or those that don’t, we would regular supporters.
comedy farce – larger-than-life like to welcome you all to meet Chris Meanwhile the kits worn by players
characters, mayhem, madness, Jacobs and Sally Barnes who will be underwent great changes as fashion
innuendos and partially-clad giving an evening demonstration of designers began to be involved, and
gentlemen. Clairvoyance, no, not as seen on TV! particularly noticeable were the
It’s possibly the most challenging one Both Chris and Sally are not only shorts, which at one time became so
we’ve done yet; there’s lots of action acclaimed within the UK but also brief as to threaten indecency.
and there are a lot of props involved, Internationally. Sally and Chris have Nowadays every team wears a fresh
and many scenes rely on immaculate both worked within Europe and the design each season. Over the years
timing. But we see a challenge as a UK, gaining experience and boots have changed most of all, the
good thing and, after all, that’s what knowledge over the last 30 years. Chris heavy solid –toed ones most of us
rehearsals are for! has also been involved with interviews wore in our schooldays being replaced
All the usual players are involved plus on American Radio and both are with what seem almost like carpet
newcomer Mark Robinson, who is graduates from the Arthur Findlay slippers in comparison.
joining us for the first time this year School in Stansted. Soon after the Second World War,
but is no stranger to the stage. There will be a welcome for all, the bar numbered shirts (1 to 11) were
We always say we take our ‘work’ will be open for the sale of drinks or introduced, though goalies (1) rarely
seriously but we don’t take ourselves tea or coffee. All the proceeds from the displayed them, then later players
too seriously and I honestly believe raffle will go to the homeless via Crisis wore their individual named shirts.
that’s why our shows are so successful. in Need. Nowadays squad numbers have taken
It’s plain to see that we put our hearts Hope to see you all there and with over, so it is no rarity to see a player
and souls into every performance and Chris and Sally also lending a little wearing number 45 or 50, or some
that we are thoroughly enjoying support to those without a home. other high one.
ourselves. When we stop enjoying it, Thirty or so years ago, substitutes
so will our audiences, and that will be were allowed, at first for injured
when it’s time to hang up our Football, always players, and later for tactical reasons.
costumes. But don’t worry, that’s not
going to happen for a long, long time!
changing This put an end to the custom of
shunting injured players out to a wing
Our performances will be at the By John Egerton
position, where often a goalkeeper
Queens Hall, Watton on 26th 27th & My first memory of a football match
would play on with a broken wrist or
28th September. was when I was about six years old, at
Stacy Wilkinson, Director the Tottenham ground that is now
On the field, styles of play have
being replaced by a grand new
changed considerably from the days of
stadium,. I was taken by my dad.
Big Singing fairly rigid formations, and players
Since then nearly everything about the
tend now to wander far from their
If you are looking for Home Holiday game has changed, although the
starting positions, being well covered
activities for your children this alterations have been so gradual that
by their colleagues.
summer, try the Strong Song Sing. most of us have been unaware of
Generally it is fair to say that football
Thetford Voices Singing Workshops them.
is more skilful than ever, and this
run over Tuesday 13th & Wednesday For instance, when I first saw a
followed the introduction pf the new
14th August giving toddlers through to penalty kick being taken, the kicker
style of ball, which has replaced the
sixth formers the chance to learn and would usually find himself under
old leather one, which used to absorb
perform a host of great songs. pressure from other players of both
moisture, and on wet days would thus
The main two day course for 6 -16 year sides crowding on him. Eventually the
get heavier as the game proceeded.
olds runs from 9.30 - 3.45 on Tuesday rules required an arc to be marked on
The new style balls can also be made
and 1.30 - 8.00, with a concert for the pitch just outside the area, using
to swerve considerably in flight, and
friends and family at 7.15, on the penalty spot for the focal point,
many goals are scored from edge-of-
Wednesday. On Tuesday at 10.00 there and no player, other than the kicker,
the-area free kicks, that benefit from
is our Toddlers’ Hour for 3-5 year olds would be allowed inside that line till
and then for older students, 15 and the ball was struck.
The biggest change of all is that of the
over, a mixed voice Harmony Session Also, regarding the pitch, not the
money involved in the game,
from 4.15 - 5.45. players, besides the four corner flags,
ridiculous sums being paid as transfer
The Strong Song Sing features not an extra flag on each side, level with
fees, while the players themselves,
only anthemic show-stoppers and the half-way line, but at least a yard
who seventy years ago were lucky to
rousing choruses, songs which away from the touchline so as not to
receive ten ponds per week, now
celebrate the heroic and brave, but impede a running player, had to be
command ridiculously hish sums,
those also which encourage strength provided. For what purpose these two
stretching into thousands of pounds,
and resilience - work tunes, protest flags were intended I have never
per week! The one change which is a
anthems and songs of personal found out, the reason being lost in the
disgrace to the game is the childish
inspiration. All great to sing. And mists of time. Surely no-one needed to
celebration displayed by modern
carefully targeted at groups within the be told where the halfway line was !
teams whenever they score a goal
age-range so that young and older, Goalposts were altered, at least in the
(except when they are losing ! ). In
beginners as well as experienced top echelons of the game, to rounded
earlier times this behaviour would
singers can find plenty to enjoy. section uprights and crossbars, as
have been deemed to be
The workshops take place in Thetford rebounds of shots were thought to be
‘ungentlemanly conduct’, and duly
Grammar School. Sponsored by the more natural than from the typical
punished by the referee.
Shadwell Community Fund, Thetford square-sectioned ones in general use.
We, the watchers, enjoy the benefits
Town Council and Norfolk CC Arts The pitches themselves were often
that were never available to us in the
Project Fund, fees remain: £10 for the little more than cultivated fields, and
days before television, such as close-
Main Course (£5 for a single day) and in wet weather frequently deteriorated
ups of play occurring at far parts of
£3 for Toddlers’ Hour and the into mud-
the ground, and repeats of goals and
Harmony Session. Supervision is heaps, particularly in the goal areas,
other exciting incidents we may have
provided by an experienced DBS and it was by no means rare to see a
validated team over two friendly days shot beat the goalkeeper, but then
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on show to people from all over the county
Great Hockham Gardening Club Eastgate Medlars Mayor’s Civic and beyond- so don’t be shy come and join
Reception us (even if you have recently come to live in
Caston) Just ring me on 488157.
Friday 26th April saw Mayor Tina Kiddell's The early bird tickets are still available for
civic reception at the Queens Hall in just £5 to gain entry into all the open
Watton. It was a celebration of her year in gardens, Church and Village Hall.
office and more importantly a gathering of Refreshments will be available throughout
all community groups. This year has been the festival at the church and village hall,
all about working together and forging new some of which have a 50’s theme and others
friendships and bringing our community which are just scrumptious. The Red Lion is
together to work towards a brighter future also providing Coronation Afternoon Teas
for Watton. and Lunches. Booking essential.
Our beat managers PC Austin Clarke and pc There will be a jigsaw exhibition in the
Ed Arbuthnot along with our engagement Village Hall presided over by Her Knitted
officer Paula Guilley came to the reception, Majesty – all jigsaws are available to
showing how well we are all working purchase, and some unique knitted items can
together with much more engagement. be reserved too.
There were many groups there and some And as if all that wasn’t enough
well deserved awards were given out. entertainment there will be a 50’s inspired
Recipients were Liz Whicher, Cheryl mini fete at Chase End on Saturday
Budden, Paul Adcock, Sarah Dagless, James afternoon between 2 and 5. This is free
Wooler, Chris Hutchins, and Norman entry although you will need your passport
Phillips. ticket for all the other venues. As an extra
Part of my Mayor's year is to raise money special addition there will be a Victoria
for my chosen charities, these were, The sponge competition in memory of Evelyn
Daisy Programme, and the Watton Sports Harrand (no one could make them quite like
Association. I am very proud to say we her). Instructions after this article.
managed to raise a staggering amount of Being ‘local’ has its advantages as you will
£6670 to be shared between the two be able to return for a second look on the
charities. same ticket. Any more information required
Having had dry weather for more weeks than I care version is an entirely new variety. Apparently, an It was a great evening and my thanks go to go to Or Lois Gill on
to remember, the day of our visit to Jane Steward offshoot formed in this way is known as a ‘sport’. the town for all its support over the year. 01953 488157
(inset), founder of Eastgate Larder, turned out to be Grafts of the new Sweet Bramley variety have now A special thank you to the police who have The Evelyn Harrand Memorial Victoria
what cynics might call an old-fashioned English been taken and at the moment there just two worked tirelessly on community Sponge Competition. (Adult and Junior
‘summer’ day. To be honest, though, by the time we specimens in existence. We saw both of them, about engagement and support to the town. Their under 14)
arrived we were only exposed to a very light, a foot high, in pots. presence on the evening went a long way to A sponge cake filled with jam only and no
intermittent drizzle, no restriction to us walking Bordering the garden on two sides is the woodland reiterate this. larger than 20cms diameter can be entered
around her six-acre garden. walk. Planted in 1976 with 700 trees the walk is very into the above competition at the mini fete
Jane’s entire enterprise began when she was given
her first medlar tree as a wedding present in 2010.
beautiful, but if only the sun had been shining.
Having had an interesting and informative talk we
Coffee Morning in to take place on Saturday 29 June.
Judging will take place at 2.00pm
Her children then planted two more in December concluded in time-honored fashion by having tea, Threxton An entry form to be filled in beforehand
2012 and in 2017 the original tree produced 12 kg of coffee and homemade cakes, all served in the warm, Call in at Woodview Threxton on Friday 31st please and cakes to be brought before the
fruit. In subsequent years more followed and the dry farmhouse kitchen by Jane’s capable helper, May between 10 a.m. and 12 noon, where start of judging.
orchard now contains about a hundred trees of Annabel. We couldn’t leave without buying some of Beverly and Richard Sennett will be hosting a Cakes must be on a plate and will be sold
differing medlar varieties. Eventually, Jane hopes to Jane’s excellent and unique produce. coffee morning. for refreshments on the Sunday.
plant even more trees enabling her to source all her May is a busy month for us and in addition to our Come and enjoy some tea/coffee and delicious There is no charge for entry and a prize will
medlars from her own orchards. A friend uses Jane’s monthly visit we were again involved in the Annual homebakes, relaxing in the lovely garden. We be given to the winner of each class.
orchard to keep his beehives, thus creating a Great Hockham Horn Fair (main picture). This is the are raising funds in support of All Saints
symbiotic relationship between bee and tree. She is main fundraising event of the year enabling us to Church Threxton, where together we can
also planting specimen trees with the ambition of keep the subscriptions low and subsidising our make a difference. Any old gardening
being recognised by the Plant Heritage National monthly speakers and outside visits. On Tombola
Plant Collection Scheme as the national collection of were Joyce and Margaret (sadly, Val was unable to Petal and Purl items not needed?
medlar trees, the first in Norfolk. For the first time attend this year). Selling plants were Jane, Liz, Prue, We simply cannot believe that June is here Thompson Primary School needs
Jane is having a problem with damage to some of George and Chris. Serving tea, cakes and rolls, all already bringing with it the Petal and Purl your help
her trees and is unable to find out who or what the homemade by the members, were, Sue, Lyn, and event which is taking place on Saturday We are trying to create a garden in which we
culprit might be. Pigeons seem the obvious cause, Mo. But by far the most highly skilled job was 29th and Sunday 30th June 10am-5pm and can learn about growing and looking after the
although none have actually been caught in the act. handled by Paul and I – washing and drying the the mini fete which is on Saturday 29th June wildlife.
Some discussion between club members failed to never ending flow used crockery. Power and water at 2pm., in and around Caston. We are in desperate need of any unwanted
arrive at a definitive solution. were kindly provided by Jacqui, Jim, Blue and The excitement is building in the village gardening items such as pots, hand tools and
Before Jane moved to Eastgate House the garden Bella. All our stalls were supplied and erected by towards this very special event. Thank you plants.
had been an apple orchard. A couple of the original Chris (no relation) and his ‘boys’. Many thanks to to everybody who have committed to Also, if you have an old shed or greenhouse,
trees, perhaps around 100 years old, still remain. everyone who contributed to a very successful event helping in some way before, during and which you would like us to take off your
One example, a Bramley, was remarkable in that the - in spite of the weather. after the event. As with the successful hands, we would be ever so grateful.
apples from one of the boughs were sweet, while the Our next meeting is on Wednesday 12thJune. This is Blossom & Yarn events whatever you can Or if you would like to offer any assistance
remainder of the tree bore apples of the more to Shropham Vicarage Garden, Church Road, do is much appreciated. With the Petal and with growing, building or tips.
normal, sharper, flavor. An expert has examined the Shropham. I’m told it’s somewhere near Shropham Purl festival ‘Nostalgia’ being centred Please get in contact with us at:
tree and has come to the conclusion that the sweet church. Edward Szczepanowski. around Caston- our beautiful village will be
The Wayland News June 2019 Page 9

Carbrooke Family Reunion

Museum 4 Watton -
Exclusive Medal
We have received, on loan, many items
relating to the RAF career of Air
Commodore W.P. Sutcliffe. On display
are a group of nine medals awarded to him
including his Distinguished Flying Cross,
Mention in Despatches, Commander of
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath
and USA Legion of Merit. Prior to the war
A.C. Sutcliffe, amongst other things, was
known for having made in advance of 300
deck carrier landings. He was inevitably
posted to No. 82 squadron RAF Watton
flying the Blenheim IV. On the 21st.
March 1940 he assisted in the post raid A combined age of 377! Brian Smith Nora Lund Betty Cocker & Enid Clarke
reconnaissance of the Hornum Raid which
was the first high explosive bomb attack Carbrooke Heritage Group recently village cricket team with his sister
on German soil, for this and five other held a Reunion Party in Carbrooke Betty acting as scorer. He, with his
similar reconnaissance missions, on 17th. Village Hall for Members of the Smith wife Renee, have always supported
May 1940 he was awarded the Family. village events.
Distinguished Flying Cross. He went on to There were Enid Clarke aged 99, Nora His Sister Enid has also been a great
become a most distinguished, Lund aged 93, Betty Cocker aged 98 & supporter of events in the village and
accomplished and decorated ‘flier’, he Brian Smith aged 87. All four of them has put Carbrooke on the world map
rose through the ranks to become Air went to the Village school with their with her widely acclaimed miniature
Commodore on 1st. January 1957. The Brother Geoffrey who died in 2002. paintings which has led her to become
medals are on display in our ground floor Nora Lund had gone to the USA as a a Fellow of the Royal Miniature
Education and Research Room, the War Bride and had flown back for the Society.
Citations, Log Books and Photos have reunion. Betty Cocker had travelled There are not many villages who can
been digitised and can be seen on one of down form Scotland to attend the event. boast of having 4 members of one
the two computers there, the actual items Enid & Brian have remained in the family born in the village with a total
can be examined on request. village. Brian was a member of the age of 377 present at a family reunion.

captivated the audience with their success shrubs. Hanging baskets and planted patio
Watton Country stories and life experiences. A lot of pots are also available.
interesting articles and photographs of Baked goods including cakes and savouries
Market News various Markets and Members throughout are plentiful and we are catering for all
Watton Country Market has been busy the last 100 years were displayed, and kinds of dietary requirements. Please note
taking part in activities with other Country special presentations were made to the that we are following the strictest
Markets throughout the country to longest serving Market Members present guidelines for our labelling to ensure that
celebrate100 years of Markets. on the day. Many Producers were able to all ingredients are listed.
A group of Country Market Producers from claim more than 40 years of service to Fresh eggs are always available and we
all over Norfolk travelled to the Country Markets, and we can also do that advise an early visit to ensure the best
Staffordshire Showground for the at Watton! selection.
Centenary AGM. A very busy and fun At this time of year our plant sales are If you need a unique, greetings card we
filled day was had by all who attended. proving as popular as ever and we have a have a wonderful selection to offer. Don’t
Guest Speakers included Rosemary Conley really good selection of summer bedding, hesitate to ask if you require something
and Fraser Doherty of Superjam, who both various vegetable plants, perennials and made to order, our resident crafters are
always happy to help. That applies to any
of our other crafts too, a bespoke item can
be ordered either in person or via our
Facebook page, just allow sufficient time
for it to be made!
All goods can be paid for by Credit Card
now, so there is no need to wait for the
bank to open or visit the cash machine
before you visit us these days. We are
finding this method of payment to be a
real advantage for those that prefer not to
use cash.
Come and find us at the Christian
Community Centre, every Wednesday
8.30 am – 11.30 am.
Pictured: Jan and Debbie from Watton
Country Market

MNDA Coffee
We would like to thank all those who came
along to support our Coffee Morning to
raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease
research, held at 10 Mallard Road on 30th
April. Grateful thanks to all our supporters.
Thank you especially to Jenny, Dave,
Stella, Jill, June and Brenda who all worked
so hard to make this such a sucessful event.
We would also like to thank those who
were unable to attend, for their very
generous donations. The morning raised
£438. Roy and Pam Challand.
The Wayland News June 2019 Page 10
round have taken to wearing pantyhose which 27% were fatal. On average Gomm, a 29 year old Brazilian
Beware the box thus denying the opportunity for the that’s around 2.3 attacks per year over serving in the RAF) and his crew Record
venom to reach the lower part of the four decades, of which 0.6 were fatal. were intercepted by a fighter over
jellyfish! body. During the season you will often That’s pretty good going for a country France - only one member of the attendances at
Letter from Australia find people on the beach with a bottle with the highest river densities of crew survived and those killed are
by Chris O'Connor of vinegar which helps alleviate some saltwater crocodiles in the world, and now buried at St. Desir. Their mid Wretham
An antidote has been discovered for the of the pain when poured on the wound. an active human population that spends upper gunner was Henry Nigel
world’s most venomous creatures, the Now researchers have found a a lot of time in and around water. Pritchard (son of Mr. and Mrs. church and
Australian box jellyfish. “molecular antidote” that blocks the What is the message in this story? Francis Pritchard; husband of Shirley
This floating creature which looks symptoms of a box jellyfish sting if Well while we have some of the most Margaret Pritchard) who is gardens
much like a discarded floating plastic applied to skin within 15 minutes. pristine coastline in the world and commemorated on the Watton war The supportive spirit between
shopping bag with long entrails is just The researchers took millions of human warm waters in the summer months memorial. church and village was underlined at
one of the pleasures you have to look cells and knocked out a different to entice us into the water always The Gomm family are travelling from Easter as 886 paying visitors arrived
out for when swimming mainly in the human gene in each one, before adding look out for the danger signs and if Brazil in July this year to honour to enjoy the gardens of the old
northern region of this nation. the jellyfish venom and looking for you are not a strong swimmer make their uncle and his crew at St Desir, rectory at Wretham, now Wretham
Why do you have to look out for it – cells that survived the process. sure you have a swimming partner and then to visit the crash site where Lodge and the home of Gordon
well the jellyfish has a sting which The researchers believe the drug – with you, a person who can get help the mayor will dedicate a memorial: Alexander and Ian Salter (pictured
carries enough venom to kill more than which is safe for human use and is if needed. Look forward to seeing below).
60 people in one hit. already available – will stop necrosis, you in the land down under! The Gomms have asked me to try to The two men, who have been
A single sting from the creature will skin scarring and pain completely when contact relatives of the remainder of staunch supporters of St Ethelbert’s
cause excruciating pain and skin applied to the skin, but further research the crew in order to invite them to the Church, opened their ten acres of
necrosis and, if the dose of venom is is needed to find out whether it will Two Appeals ceremony. gardens under the National Gardens
large enough, cardiac arrest and death stop a heart attack. I have managed to contact four out of Scheme, and will send nearly £4500
within just minutes. The antidote was shown to work on for Help & the six - but Henry Pritchard's family admission money to charity.
human cells outside the body before are still proving elusive. Can you At the church, the togetherness and
being successfully tested on live mice. Information help me locate any of the Pritchard team spirit of congregation members
Scientists now want to develop a Mr. C.D. Cannell family? was exemplified by two days of
topical application for humans. While The Editor would very much like to Please contact the Editor on 01953 strenuous work, parking, welcoming
this is good news for swimmers they get in touch with relatives of Mr CD 858 908 or and serving refreshment over six
have to contend with other creatures Cannell who lived in Watton and as soon as possible if you can please. hours on both days.
such as the crocodile who roam the sea also in the past at Thetford so he can Church funds will benefit by
and river estuaries in large numbers. return some property. Please contact nearly £1700 from their
Anybody with any sense when visiting Julian on 01953 858 908 efforts with visitors drawn
the northern part of Australia will from a wide area of Norfolk
always camp away from rivers and the Pritchard Family and Suffolk.
beach and never camp on the ground. From Vince Holyoak There was a musical bonus on
Typical Stinger Wounds Having said that it should be noted that I have been researching the history of East Monday as members of
When the ‘stingers’ as they are known while crocodile attacks are increasing RAF Bottesford (Leics) for 30 odd the Occasional Gardens
are in season beaches signs are erected in many countries some places are years now, which in 1942-43 was Singers, already booked for a
warning of the dangers of this quite doing a better job than others at home to an Australian Lancaster spot in this year’s Aldeburgh
frankly disgusting looking floating keeping them in check. Since 1971, squadron - 467 see Festival, gave two hours of
death machine. Devout swimmers who Australia has witnessed 99 attacks on On August 15th 1943 the squadron acapella singing ranging from
just have to go in the water all year people by saltwater crocodiles, of commander (Wing Commander madrigals to Irving Berlin.
The Wayland News June 2019 Page 11

Eileen retires after 22 years as Church Warden

At the end of a joyous Easter Sunday owner Gordon Alexander, who has church, especially husband John, for
Holy Communion service at St taken up the pastime in retirement. the hard work and support that had
Ethelbert, led by the Rev Tony There was a special cake and enabled her to do the job successfully.
Heywood, Wretham church warden sparkling drink to add to an occasion She also paid tribute to the three
Eileen Kitson retired after 22 years of where church treasurer Julian Gibson church wardens with who she has
faithful and hard working service. offered warm praise for the hard work worked, Elizabeth Ann Haynes, Ann
A congregation of 50 saw her and beneficial effect that Eileen has Stronge and Ian Salter.
presented with a very substantial brought to the church over so many She prayed that the current
cheque, masses of flowers and a very years. difficulties would pass and the church
special painting of St Ethelbert’s Before three rousing cheers, Eileen and its close knit congregation could
church, produced by Wretham Lodge thanked all the members of the carry on in the very same way.

Breckland Cats
If you are a cat owner, irrespective of
your age, it is sensible to make
provision for your cat if anything
should happen to you. We never
know what is round the corner, but
knowing your cat will be looked after
if you are no longer able to do so, is
the sensible and comforting thing to
We at Cats Protection often receive
calls from members of the public
whose relatives are no longer able to
look after their cats and wanting us
to take them in, which is a big
problem for us. We are a very small
branch with spaces for about 10 cats
and we always have a waiting list for
cats needing to come into our care.
So to be suddenly asked to take in
one or more cats at very short notice
is not always possible. email us at Another worthy charity called The
Cats Protection offer a Cat Guardian catguardians You will receive a Cinnamon Trust specialises in the
Service and if you register with us welcome pack which contains a relief of anxiety faced by elderly and
then we will arrange to bring your registration certificate to be kept terminally ill people and their pets,
cat or cats into our care at either a with your personal documents and a thereby saving a great deal of human
branch or one of our adoption wallet card to be kept on your sadness ad animal suffering.
centres if you should pass away or person. These two items will notify The Trust's primary objective is to
are no longer able to care for your people of your wish for Cats respect and preserve the treasured
cat. It does not cost anything to sign Protection to take care of your cat(s) relationship between owners and
up to Cat Guardians, but many should anything happen to you. You their pets. The Trust also provides
people chose to remember Cats will also receive a key fob and long term care for pets whose
Protection in their will for the time window sticker that will alert people owners have died or moved to
and effort we are willing to exert to to the fact that you are a cat owner. residential accommodation which
secure the welfare of your cat. Your If you need any more information or will not accept pets. To register, or if
cat or cats will be lovingly looked help, they are there to help you. you have any questions, contact
after while we try to find them a new The RSPCA also have a scheme them on 01736 757900 or write to
home that matches their personality called Home for Life, which gives them at The Cinnamon Trust, 10
and needs. The gifts that are left to you the peace of mind that there can Market Square, Hale, Cornwall
us are vital as more than half the still be a bright future ahead for your TR27 4HE.
work we do to help cats and kittens beloved pet. Obviously they take For help or advice, or if you need
throughout the UK is funded by this dogs as well as cats. You can assistance with the cost of neutering,
incredible generosity. You can register with them by calling 0300 please call us on 01842 810018.
register with Cat Guardians by 1230 239 or email Rita Thompson.
calling our team on 01825 741291 or
The Wayland News June 2019 Page 12
something the planners must
The RAF Air Spread your dance cos tha drowt’s gittin seerus” reception from the members. One
consider when deciding planning
She give him a queer look an sed absolutely hated it and gave up after
Defence Radar Wings “Dew yew meark shure thet dew 60 pages, others felt it was not an
In parallel with the work on site
rearn or I shell be arta yew fer easy read, especially when it was so
Museum Needs You! Workshop ‘sturbin tha peace, I know where obviously written in episodes for
allocations we have largely
completed a thorough update of the
Last year the RAF Radar Museum had its What’s holding you back? Life is yew live, best yew git gooin, an the original publication, a problem
complete Neighbourhood Plan; the
most successful year ever. We are open 4 hard, life is tough, but did we ever howld yar row gooin parst these we have come across before in
main things that remain to be added
days a week and we need volunteers to join believe that it could be this howses, yew duzzy yung fewl” previous books written a century or
are individual policies for each site
our happy band of over 80 women and men challenging. Orf he slunk still waving his bitta more ago. It was agreed that it was
that is selected for allocation in the
who help keep us going. We are looking When our emotions, thoughts and tree an dewing his daft dance, but of its time hence the racist language
plan. We will be sending an
for people to initially help in our lovely feelings overwhelm us, we don’t he did kip kwiet. Cos a cuppla days and class attitudes. We have agreed
example of such a policy to
cafe. behave or react in the way we learta thet cum onta rearn and sum in the past not to judge by our own
Breckland’s Neighbourhood Plan
We seek volunteers of all ages and from all perhaps thought we would. We can o tha plants bucked up no-end. So time, knowledge and attiutudes.
Coordinator and, if she tells us it is
walks of life. Our current team has women lose confidence in ourselves. This now yew know. Some found the Scottish dialogue
along the right lines, we will then
and men ranging from 18 to 80 and we are may show up as over-thinking, over Cos tha nex thing we’re hatta goo passages hard to folllow. Perhaps
write the individual policies for
especially keen to find people who can -analysing and using non-helpful tew wos tha annall Parish meeting. the best summing up was by a
each selected site. Once those are
help prepare and serve our delicious home coping strategies. Thas run by tha ole Cowncil member who thought it was not to
complete, we will send the draft
baked cakes, scones, sausage rolls, pasties Does this sound all too familiar to Chairmawtha wi har yewshul easy be taken seriously and found it
plan to our main consultant for her
and light lunches as well as teas, coffees you? Why not join us on Saturday gooin way o’ werkin ??????. Thas amusing. By chance we discussed it
review and comment, make final
and other treats in the cafe. 15th June from 10.00 am to 4.00 where orl tha people wot dew gud at a time whn a biography of
updates based on her
We can guarantee that you will have an pm to learn about how the brain werks in tha parish git up on thar Buchan written by his
recommendations, and then publish
enjoyable time and make new friends and works and the limiting beliefs we hind legs and tell us wot a gret ole granddaughter has been published.
it for a six-week consultation
you will be helping a charity to keep going use that keep us safe but in fact, in job thar a dewin an why we shud This gives us clues about the
review by villagers, Breckland
and help us continue to provide an award- essence they hold us back. orl git up an join ‘em. Horry woont background and what was
Council and other public bodies.
winning experience to our visitors. We Learn how to work through issues cum cos he sed tha ole chairmawtha happening at the time. We probably
Meanwhile the latest information
offer our volunteers a friendly place to and realise that you are good is still crazing him tew join har on agree with the claim made about the
we have on the Local Plan is that
come to and we organise an annual trip and enough exactly as you are. tha cowncil. So I took tha Missus author preferring the films to his
Breckland Council now anticipates
a Christmas lunch, plus there are free teas Learn how to unhook from those tew give har a night out. book despite the many changes
it being approved in September.
and coffees always available in the crew thoughts and work towards a full Thet warnt tha moost ‘citin evenin made. This is unusual in a group of
You will probably be aware we
room. Come and make new friends and and meaningful life. By taking I’re bin tew, an sum onnem sort of dedicated readers. Most agreed they
now have two new Breckland
help us as we prepare to mark the small steps change is possible. run on a bit, wun onnem hed a gret were glad they have read it and
Councillors and we will be
anniversary of D-Day (4, 5, 6 and 8 June) Belief in our individual ability is ole wodge o pearpa orl writ small, enjoyed the discussion.
contacting both in due course to
when we will be having a food buffet of key and we will give you tools and so my missus haddta kip givin me a For our meeting on 15th May we
gauge their interest in supporting
WWII foods! Come and relive the moment techniques to help you achieve this. poke tew see I dint drop orf. When are reading The Shell Seekers by
the plan.
and taste the foods of the past . Our upbringing plays a huge part in orl the squit wos oova tha Rosamunde Pilcher.
As usual, if you have any comments
Why not visit us and find out more? our belief system and we will look Chairmawtha hossed orf inta tha
or questions on any of this or
For more information telephone the at how upbringing impacts adult kitshin an cum out wi suffin tew
Manager 01692 631 485 or email: life. Very often we have no idea drink and sevrul plearts o grub, so Saham Toney anything else to do with the
Neighbourhood Plan, if you would that our childhood brings a complex the evenin wornt orl wearsted. Neighbourhood like a more personal visit to a local
mixture of family relationships and I stopped ahind for a bit o chat, jist
group, or if you' would like to be
dynamics, some hugely positive, tew find owt who wos gooin ter run
tha cowncil fer tha nex year, but tha
Plan Update added to our mailing list, please get
some less so.
This will be a workshop for whool cowncil dint hev a clew wot Shaping the future of in touch with Chris Blow on 01953
Saham Toney! 880915 or at
personal exploration. We work in a wos gooin on, so sumthins niva
kind and compassionate way and chearnge dew tha. Our work on site allocations has
you would be most welcome to join I jist managed tew git up tha pub continued over the last month. We Bradenham and
us. afore tha landlord corled time an have received the site assessment
We will be making a donation of Horry an me got in a gearm or tew report from the government
appointed consultants, AECOM,
20% to the Daisy Programme a of dommies an we cum owt evens
domestic abuse charity in Watton fer a chearnge cos he allus cheat an and the only reason we have not Horticultural
who work with local people living rekkuns heese wun. published it is that every page is
in Breckland who have been Luks like thas time tew climb up stamped “draft” and we have been Society
impacted by domestic abuse. woodin hill an git a bit o shut eye. told the report must be approved by May was a busy month! Michael
Please call 07534 219175 to book See yew agin I hoop, an dew yew the Ministry of Housing before it Warren gave a talk on the art of
your place or email kip on a troshin tergitha. can be considered final. horticultural photography and Boy Sid As reported last month, as a result showed us beautiful examples of his
The venue address is: Unit 6, of the independent assessments, all work. He then ran a workshop,
Breckland House, Norwich Road, 16 sites might be suitable for showing us the tricks of the trade
Watton, IP25 6NL Shipdham and allocation in the Neighbourhood for future use. Out came ipads,
Plan, subject to various constraints cameras and mobile phones for
District Book being resolved. some amazing results! We hope to
The Ovington While we wait for the Ministry of put our new skills into action for the
Group Housing to sign off the assessment photography section of the Autumn
Crower At the meeting on 17th April the report, we are doing what we can to Show. Bradenham Village Sports
By Boy Sid group discussed Thirty Nine Steps review and remove constraints on Day on Monday May 27th was the
Har yew gittin on tergitha then, hed by John Buchan. Adventurer, and all of the sites where the necessary usual fun packed success and we
a nice drop o rearn tha otha day, man of means, Richard Hannay, information is available in the thank all who contributed plants
Dance-Away at The dint we need thet an orl. I put my
larst row o leart taertas jist afore
just returned from South Africa, is
thoroughly bored with London life
public domain. We can now see
most of the cases where only the
and books (and purchased!) items
from our stall.
thet rearned an tha owld mowld until he is accosted by a mysterious landowners will be able to provide We are looking forward to our June
Queens Hall wos thet dry I dint hold owt a lotta American, who warns him of an more information, if they choose to. 20th visit to Peter Beale Roses in
hoop for ‘em. assassination plot that could We are making good progress with Attleborough. Members will form a
Saturday June 1st, July 6th & Yew know why thet rearn doont completely destabalise the fragile stage 3 of the process, which is the convoy of cars, offering lifts to non-
August 3rd 7.30pm - 10.30pm yew? thas corse thars a blook in tha political balance of Europe. Initially selection of the best sites for drivers.
Ballroom, Latin & Sequence willage wot know how tew dew a sceptical, Hannay nonetheless allocation. We have finalised a Future dates (all free to members &
propa rearn dance. Cor blarst yew harbours the man but returns home process for doing that which is £2.00 to non-members unless
Bar - Raffle shud hev sin him larst week, he wos to find him murdered. An obvious based on reviewing each site stated):
hossin’ alonga tha street, hent got suspect, Hannay flees to his native against the relevant policies of the Thursday June 20th visit to Peter
much clobber on an wos orl daubed Scotland, pursued by both the Local and Neighbourhood Plans, Beale Roses £7.00 including tour
wi green paint. Kickin up a hell of a police and a cunning, ruthless using a consistent, clearly defined and refreshments
dullar, wi a gret ole bit of tree enemy. His life and the security of scoring system. A flowchart Thursday July 18th Hedgehogs in
awavin arownd atop his hid. Tha Britan are in grave peril, and explaining the basic steps in that Gardens talk by Hallswood Rescue
ole cowncil Chairmawtha cum everything rests on the solution to a process is available on our website; Centre
bustlin owt har howse an stood in baffling enigma, what are the 'thirty Thursday August 15th Open
the rood. Tha blook tuk wun look at nine steps?' This is sometimes cited We have completed an update of Garden Safari with Barbeque at
har an stopped dead, (dunt blearme as the first spy novel, better known the village housing needs Highfields Leys Farm
him) today for several films, all assessment, which concludes that Look out for our updates on
“Wot dew yew think yore a dewin containing characters, events and the main need is for smaller more Facebook at Bradenham
my gud man” she say “This is a settings not in the original 1915 affordable homes. Hopefully by the Community Hub
respekful plearce an we dunt goo book. The auther himself has been time you read this, Saham Toney Barbara Steward Chairman
mearkin orl thet row up tha street” quoted as preferring the films, Parish Council will have formally
“Madam” he say “I’m a frend of tha already appearing before his death adopted the document and informed Laurene Henderson Publicity
arth, and a member of tha greens, in 1940, to the book. Breckland Council of that fact, Officer 01362 821164 / 07942
an I’re goonta tew dew a rearn The novel had a very mixed meaning the document will be 820590
The Wayland News June 2019 Page 13

Watton Churches Together - June Jubilee Gardens, Rotary Umbrella Festival 2019
St. Mary’s Church, Watton As announced in May, Watton Rotary Club will gain hold a Rotary Follow us @StMarysWatton a work in progress! Umbrella Festival this year, and this will be Saturday 14 September at the
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, Over the winter a team of volunteers have visited Jubilee Watton Christian Community Centre.
on 01953 881439, I can then Gardens regularly and managed quite a transformation. Local groups, clubs, companies and individuals are invited to purchase a
email or telephone you back or arrange to meet up with you. The overgrown roses and shrubs were pruned and all the plain white umbrella for £10.00 from either of the below stockists,
Thank you: Your Vicar, Revd Gerry Foster. beds weeded. In January nearly 200 daffodil bulbs were decorate it however you wish and enter it into the festival on 14
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion planted, they made a slightly late appearance in May but September, further details to be announced later. If you purchased an
2nd Wednesday Morning Worship great to see them and hopefully they’ll give a good show umbrella last year but did not enter it, then why not enter it this year for
Thursdays 7.30-8.00am, 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers next year. £5.00.
Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers Now that everything is in full growth, can you help us to STOCKISTS
5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise keep it looking ship shape? Cllr Keith Gilbert and Sue Ivan Chubbock Garage Services, Shipdham IP25 7RR Monday-Friday
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yr Dent are aiming to visit at least once a month, can you 08.30-5.30 Tel 01362 820416 Umbrellas now in stock.
term time only come along and join them? Or maybe you would like to Bowles & Walker, Breckland Business Park, Watton IP25 6UP Monday-
Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching spend an hour or two pottering in your own time? The Thursday 08.30-5.30 Friday 08.30-12.30. Tel 01953 885294
Please note change in office opening hours date of the next session will be advertised on the Town We have now received confirmation from the Watton Carnival Committee
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-12 noon notice boards, Facebook and the Town Council web page.
Tel: 01953 881252
that our entrants are again invited to join the Watton Carnival Parade on
If you would like to help, or want more information, Sunday 15 September and parade their umbrellas, details to follow later.
The Church will be open Wed 10.30-3.00pm & Thurs 10-12.00 noon.
You are welcome to come into church to enjoy the peace and
please contact the Town Council on 01953 881007 or Look out for further details each month as arrangements are finalised.
tranquillity, say a prayer & light a candle, or just to look round. Rotary Umbrella Sub-Committee, Watton Rotary Club
Church members will welcome you and serve refreshments.
Sun 2nd 8.00am Holy Communion BCP
10.00am Holy Communion All Saints Church, Threxton What’s happening in
Sun 9th 8.00am Holy Communion BCP Our next service at All Saints Church Threxton will be
10.00am Informal Holy Communion on Sunday 2nd June at 10.30a.m. Thompson Community Hall
Sun 16th 8.00am Holy Communion BCP
10.00am Holy Communion Everyone welcome. and Village
Sun 23rd 8.00am Holy Communion BCP The April Book Sale was a huge success with even more people attending
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 as word gets around and we made a good sum to b shared between the
12 noon Holy Baptism churches at Griston and Thompson and Thompson Community Hall. We
Sun 30th 8.00am Holy Communion BCP continue to be given lots of books so there is always something different to
10.30am Group Service of Holy Communion browse. Our next sale is July 13th so put it in your diaries. We will be
at S.S. P & P Church, Carbrooke including an outdoor sale so if you would like a pitch at £10 each please
Thy Kingdom Come Global Wave of Prayer every day contact us for a form.
from Ascension Day 30th May to Pentecost On June 2nd we have our Plant and Table Top Sale. We have been
9th June at St Mary’s offering tables at £5 a table for people to sell their own items so there
should be plenty to see (and buy) Refreshments available. Opening times
Thur 30th 9.30am Service for Ascension Day 2pm onwards.
Fri 31st 10.30-11am Thankfulness Every Tuesday we are open for coffee and cake from 10am. On Tuesday
Sat 1st 4.30-6.00pm Praying for the World, the Community June 4th from 12noon we have our monthly lunch of home made soup,
& Church filled roll or ploughman's. June weather permitting we can sit out on our
Sun 2nd 10.00am Service hall patio, which overlooks our beautiful Green. In the afternoon on June
Mon 3rd 6-7.00pm Prayer Walking a Labyrinth in Church 4th from 2pm we will have our regular Games Afternoon where you can
Tues 4th 7.30-8.30pm Julian Prayer play table games such as scrabble, cribbage or rummikub or, if the weather
Wed 5th 9.30am Service is good, why not try out our new petanque (boules)terrain.
Thur 6th 5-5.30pm Praying with St Francis .. We had an excellent turnout for our film night in April; our next one is
Fri 7th 2-3.00pm Take up your cross and follow me … June 14th when we will be screening The Favourite due to popular
Sat 8th 5-6.00pm Prayer & Praise demand. Tickets £5 on the door.
Sun 9th 10.00am Service for Pentecost It is great to see the younger members of our community getting involved.
Watton Methodist Church On Saturday June 29th from 11am – 3pm there will be a Family Fun Day hosted by two of the younger members of our community, using the Green
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and and Community Hall. Look out for posters and flyers with full details.
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. There will be lots of stalls, fun games, things to buy, craft activities,
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large refreshments and more. Money raised will be added to the Thompson
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. Charity Fund.
Sun 2nd 10.30am Mrs E Warby On July 2nd we will again be holding our regular monthly lunch from
6.30pm Revd A Fielding 12noon followed by Games Afternoon at 2pm.
Sun 9th 10.30am Revd B Winner Our big event of the summer will be the Heritage Weekend on July 27th
6.30pm Local Arrangement and 28th. We already have a lot of interest from people across the country
Sun 16th 10.30am Mr S Lynn and overseas whose ancestors once lived in Thompson, as well as from
6.30pm Mr A Warby people whose family have still live in the area. Some will not be able to
Sun 23rd 10.30am Local Arrangement attend but they have been sending information which might be of interest.
6.30pm Rev A King The weekend coincides not only with Norfolk Day but also with the 400th
Sun 30th 10.30am Revd B Winner Anniversary of the First Legislative Assembly in Virginia in July 1619 at
6.30pm Local Arrangement which Thompson man John Pory was first Speaker of the House in line
with the English Parliamentary system. We could not let such an occasion
Roman Catholic Community go unmarked! There will be plenty to see with displays of Thompson and
Each Sat 5.00pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church Merton History, as well as family histories to share, old photos,
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill opportunities to learn how to begin research or search parish records for
Sun 2nd 9.30am Lay Led Worship & Sunday Funday Thompson. It goes without saying that we will have refreshments all day
Sun 9th 9.30am Family Holy Communion and we have some great cake bakers in Thompson! The church will be
Sun 16th 9.30am Morning Worship open and decorated with flowers. We are very proud of our restored roof
Sun 23rd 9.30am Holy Communion in the nave so if you haven’t seen it do take the opportunity. Pop up
Sun 30th 10.30am Group Service Carbrooke banners will show why the work needed doing and what was achieved. In
the evening on Saturday 27th there will be a concert for which tickets can
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney be obtained from 01953 851494 or 01953 483318.
Sun 2nd 11.00am Ley Led Worship For all Community Hall activity please see our website
Sun 9th 11.00am Family Holy Communion where there is an email contact facility or
Sun 16th 11.00am All Age Worship email or phone 01953 488508.
Sun 23rd 11.00am Holy Communion
Sun 30th 10.30pm Group Service Carbrooke
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke
Thompson Family Fun Day
Sun 2nd 10.30am Holy Communion Family Fun Day at the Thompson Community Hall on Saturday
Sun 9th 10.30am All Age Worship 29th June from 11am till 3pm.
Sun 16th 10.30am Holy Communion Anyone is welcome to come along, there will be a variety of stalls
Sun 23rd 10.30am Lay Led Worship including tombola, raffle, name the bear etc. As well as small local
Sun 30th 10.30pm Group Holy Communion businesses selling their own products! Also fun games and craft
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington activities for children and parents to get involved in. Food and
Sun 2nd 9.30am Holy Communion refreshments will be available.
Sun 9th 10.30am All Age Worship All money raised will be donated to the Thompson village charity
Sun 30th 10.30am Group Service Carbrooke fund’
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The Watton Society Grand Second Hand Book Sale

Raising funds for our local communities, the next sale on pound.
July 13th will be a Children’s special with a larger than usual We are taking donations now of new and used children’s
selection of books for children plus new and pre loved toys, items such as toys, games, puzzles, books, etc. but sadly no
Watton Society's meeting was a Strike School - this went on from 1914 games, puzzles & board games, suitable for all ages and clothing. We will happily collect or you can drop them off
presentation by Shaun Jeffery (above) to 1939 making it the longest strike in guaranteed complete. There will be plenty of activities on the with us, just give us a call on 880153.
on "The Burston Strike School". When history. A most informative and Green including costumed story tellers, stalls, tombola, lucky A reminder too that you have until 30th June to book your
the school governors took a dislike to fascinating evening. Our summer dip, and have-a-go-games such as Splat The Rat! space on the Green for your own stall. Pitches cost £10 for
the teacher and his wife the season now starts on Wednesday 19th Refreshments including light lunches will be on sale until 3m/10ft square. Bring your own table, shelter, car boot, etc.
headmistress, the parents and children June, when we have an afternoon visit 3.30, plus we’ll have a cakes and bakes stall. All this in and join in the fun. Go to for
started having classes on the village to Dale Farm Gardens in Dereham. addition to the new selection of thousands of books laid out a booking form. We look forward to seeing you there. Keith
green which lead to a school, Members wishing to go, please for you to browse, with no book costing more than one and Caroline. Pictures by V Clarke
independent of the normal education complete your outings form if you
system, being formed. - The Burston haven't done so already. See you there. Collectables Street Market to take My husband suffers from the illness
Motorcycle place on July 7th 2019. and I really want to raise as much
was had by all.
Watton U3A The speaker for May will be Paul Meet thank money as possible whilst bringing
dementia to the fore. The cafe gives
Quant with sketches and poems of Watton help in many ways with advice on all
At our April meeting the speaker Saham Toney and The Community you! relevant subjects.
didn't show so one of our members,
Pearl Watson, stepped in. She is
Orchard. There is a change of date
for this meeting which will now be
Watton Town Council would like to Memory Cafe It is a very happy and enjoyable
publicly thank those that organised group which meets twice a month on
hoping to start a new group learning
the melodica.
on 30th May.
The No 1 pub lunch group will be
the Motorbike Meet which was fund raiser the first and third Tuesday at the
enjoyed by many on Easter Sunday. I am holding a cream tea afternoon in Watton Community Centre from
She had brought the instrument to going to the Red Lion at Hockwold
A large number of visitors were my garden to raise funds for Watton 10am to 12 noon.
show the U3A members during our on Thursday 13th June.
encouraged to the town on what was Memory Cafe. This event will take I would love as many people as
cup of tea at the end of the meeting. The No 2 pub lunch group will be
a glorious day. It is hoped the event place on Saturday 27th July between possible to come for an afternoon of
When she was asked to play for the going to The Angel at Parking on
will take place again in 2020 and 2pm and 5pm. There will be a cake food and enjoyment, to sit in the sun
hour she went home to collect her Tuesday 25th June.
become an annual event to enjoy and stall, fantastic raffle, ice creams etc. and have a good chat with each other.
accordion and entertained the group Please contact our Membership
help increase footfall in the town. As you appreciate dementia affects so The venue is 34 Vicarage Walk,
for the rest of the meeting with both Secretary Jacqui Cummings 01953
The Town Council is really keen to many people and the memory cafe is Watton IP25 6PH and phone number
instruments. Everyone enjoyed the 881716 if you would like to become
see more entertainment events taking a life line for both sufferers and for any enquiries is 885811.
music and joined in singing along a member or would like further
place and is itself organising another carers and the number of attendees is Please come along and join in the
and clapping. A very enjoyable time details.
first for Watton with an Antiques and steadily growing. fun.
The Wayland News June 2019 Page 15
Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 1pm (Computer
Wayland Mens Shed - Group is also in attendance).
Look forward to meeting you all. Richard Adams,
Social Group Chairman,WMS. Contact 01953 881004, or e mail:
This month has been a sad one for us at Wayland
Mens Shed with the loss of one of our friends and
fellow member Terry Knight, who passed away
suddenly after an ongoing illness. Terry was a West Norfolk Aviation
regular member at most of our weekly open days
and events and always had time for a chat and Society
some banter, he will be very much missed at all Julian Horn was our guest speaker at the WNAS
our meetings. meeting this month. Held in the friendly
The 23rd April was one of our regular outings to atmosphere of the Munford Bowls Club he gave a
"Strikes" in Dereham for 10 Pin Bowling, the very passionate talk about some of his personal
turnout saw some 17 members and partners WW2 heroes who were in service during the
fighting it out to prove who was the best player on conflict at RAF Watton flying Bristol Blenheims.
the day with some amazing results. On the 7th He showed a BBC documentary on the life of one
May we visited by invitation the "Watton Radio Bill McGrath, in his 90s, giving an account of his
Model Club" to their venue and flying ground in exploits to a group of history students. What a
Ovington, we were treated to a show of Flying speaker he was: his audience was spellbound.
Model Aircraft followed by a BBQ , the afternoon Setting off from Watton on one sortie Bill gave a
proved to be very interesting and informative, blow by blow account of how his squadron,
proving how quick minded you need to be to fly detailed to a mission in Aalborg, Denmark, were
these Model aircraft, many thanks to them for the attacked and suffered many casualties. Bill
invitation. survived but in rather a battered condition. He was
WMS will have had our 3rd AGM on 5th June and captured and sent to a hospital in a German
this will take us into the start our 4th year As prisoner of war camp. Once mobile again he was
Wayland Mens Shed, Social Group, our new sent to another camp in France, for repatriation as
committee for this coming year will now be in a result of injuries.
place and I take this opportunity to thank all those When he learned this was not to happen where he
past committee members who have now decided to teamed up with a kindred spirit, Ollie James. The
relax and enjoy the fruits of their hard work, and two became great friends and escaped to Spain
those that have stood again for another year for all where they eventually hitched a lift back home to
the time and effort they have put in to making England. Both were decorated but Ollie later
WMS a success and long may it continue into the became a casualty of the war. Bill survived and
future. At last I am pleased to report our Garden went on to be a peacetime raconteur, self-styled
area is finished with thanks to Malcolm and some pacifist and historian.
of his helpers it remains now only to wait a couple The club were delighted when Julian accepted our
of more weeks for the grass to settle and then cut, invitation for him to return to present another
roll on our first BBQ. Our Carpentry Workshop episode from his collection of memorabilia.
continues to turn out Bird Tables and Bird boxes At the end of this convivial evening our host and
for sale to the public at very reasonable prices. hostess were complimented again for their
Passers by and new members are always welcome, hospitality and fare.
just call in for a cuppa and a chat, we are open; Our club is not a closed shop: all are welcome; do
Monday and Wednesdays 9.30am to 1pm and come. Details at
The Wayland News June 2019 Page 16

Watton Evening WI & Associated Countrywomen of the World

Seven members of Watton Evening WI Craft Day, four doing Polymer Clay services are quite good in other part of the
attended the excellent Thanksgiving Jewellery and the other, Mono country they continue to be lost.
Service at Norwich Cathedral to celebrate Embroidery. We learn that many women particularly
the forming of the Norfolk Federation of It was a busy weekend as the next day in the late twenties age group are not
WIs in 1919. A member, Pauline Lister, nineteen members and some husbands keeping their appointment for the Smear
was part of the eighty strong Federation walked around East Wretham Nature Test for a variety of reasons but that it is
Choir who sang a splendid variety of Reserve as part of our contribution to important that this attitude changes so
songs including 'Thank You for the ACWW (Associated Countrywomen of that cervical cancer cases can again by
Music', 'Tonight' and 'You've Got a the World), an organisation of some 600 greatly reduced. Leigh Cannon will be
Friend'. womens' organisations from around the our delegate and take our votes at the
Members, Pat Holdcroft and Leigh world working to help women help National Annual Meeting in
Cannon carried Watton Evening's banner themselves in many different countries. Bournemouth in June. Another busy
down the aisle of the Cathedral together Our May meeting started in jovial mood month.
with a further seventy nine which made a as we sampled a variety of cocktails and A date for your diary - NORFOLK DAY:
very colourful parade. cocktails prepared by two black tied THE WI WAY : Saturday July 27th at
Lunch Club in April was held on St barmen! Watton Christian Community Centre.
George's Day so it was apt that nineteen Our main theme of the evening was the 0930am to 3.30pm.
members lunched at the St George's two National resolutions being debated DRINKS AND HOMEMADE CAKES
Distillery at East Harling. by members all over England & Wales. together with information on a whole
Hilary Rudge (Secretary) and Leigh 1) The Decline of Bus Services 2) Don't range of topics affecting the people of
Cannon represented Watton WI at the Fear the Smear Watton. More details in the July issue of
Mayor's reception at the Queens Hall. A lively debate took place on these two the Wayland News.
Five members travelled to Bunwell for a important topics for although Norfolk bus

production of his comedy ‘Wife After social occasion to show off her
The Wayland Death’ is most definitely the exception
to the rule.
considerable wealth.
The Wayland Players look forward to
Players at 70 When family and friends gather
together to pay respects to ‘National
seeing you at the Queens Hall on June
20th and 21st for evening shows at
present ‘Wife Treasure’ comedian David Thursby, the
tag line of his act - ‘love and laughter’ -
7.45pm or at the matinee on Saturday
22nd June at 2.30pm to help us
begins to take some unexpected twists celebrate our 70th year of performing
After Death’ and turns as the extravagant and plays in Watton.
meticulously planned funeral takes its Tickets, priced at just £7.50, are
Funerals are not commonly associated course. available at our honorary ticket agents,
with laughter but, in the hands of The arrival of an unknown guest causes Adcocks in Watton High Street.
master dramatist Eric Chappell (best no little concern especially for Laura, Jenny Mann, Director of ‘Wife After
known, perhaps, for TV’s ‘Rising the bereaved wife, who seems to regard Death’ and Chairman, Wayland
Damp’), The Wayland Players’ the funeral as an opportunity for a Players.
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your copy before deadline does not guarantee inclusion,
if you wish to be certain your entry gets published, then
please make sure it arrives in plenty of time otherwise
you may still be disappointed.
You can contact Julian by ringing (01953) 858908.
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contributors and not the views of the publisher or printers.
While every care and effort has been taken to ensure accuracy,
the publisher cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions.
This issue of the The Wayland News was published by:
Julian Horn, 32 High Street, Watton IP25 6AE
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