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Watton Twinning Association in Xanten

Watton Twinners on a guided a guided tour of Xanten, a town not too far from Watton’s twin town, Weeze. Full story on page 3

savouries, tea and coffee will be on sale We all have issues which hold us back.
Memory Cafe throughout the day. Mental health issues, including self-
There will be a free programme of confidence affect a lot more people than you
Cream Tea Event presentations during the day and the think!! You will find you are not alone,
following organisations have been invited which is why we want to make this
Many of you will no doubt have read the to have a stand and give presentations; Workshop accessible to all ladies.
article in last months paper about the Computer Scams with Norfolk County At the “Flying Free” Workshop, both of our
afternoon cream tea event which is being Council, Watton’s Neighbourhood Plan, motivational Workshop Facilitators, who work
held on Saturday 27th July to raise funds for Norfolk Recycling, Watton’s Drainage and with the Daisy Programme, will share their
Watton Memory Cafe. So just to jog your the Daisy Programme. knowledge and experiences with you in a
memory this is a gentle reminder. Why not come along and ask your confidential, safe and non-judgemental way,
Between 2pm and 5pm please come along questions and learn about these important helping you to look within and empower you to
and enjoy a lovely Cornish cream tea, issues for the people of Watton. look at your negative thought patterns in a
hopefully in the sunshine. There will also be Watton Evening WI members look different way. It’s only YOU who can make
a cake stall, ice creams and raffle and of forward to meeting the people of Watton the changes to your life!!
course as much tea and coffee as you can on this Special Day for Norfolk. Cost is £15.00 When: Monday 8th July 2019
drink! 6.30pm – 8.30pm Where: Unit 6, Breckland
All proceeds will be given to the Memory House, Norwich Road, Watton, IP25 6JT
Cafe as funds are always needed for all the Badminton To book: - Places are limited, so to guarantee
fantastic work they do. Meetings are held on your space, book your place early by emailing
the first and third Tuesday of each month at Anyone?
the Watton Community Centre between Anyone like a few games of badminton?
10am and 12 noon, why not come along. Come along Tuesday mornings 9am - 11am
The venue for the event is 34 Vicarage to Watton Sports Centre to join our small Volunteers – We
Walk, IP25 6PH and should you have any friendly group. £3.50 which includes a cup of
questions please feel free to call 885811. tea or coffee. For further information contact Need You
Looking forward to seeing as many people Ros on 01953 882499 or 07934 635 382 Can you spare a day now and then to help
as possible. Watton Town Council?
We need people to help us when we are
Flying Free running our events, especially when the
Norfolk Day – road is closed. Would you be able to help
the WI WAY July 27th Workshop us to marshall the beginning and end of
Norfolk Day is a day of celebration of this Calling all Ladies. Are you : Unable to events such as the Antiques Fayre or
beautiful county in which we all live. switch off and relax? Worried and extremely Christmas Market?
Watton Evening WI members have found anxious about situations? Unable to let go of Are you a keen garden but no longer have
a different way to celebrate and to learn the past? Feeling your life is a constant a garden? Why not come and help us to
about things that effect everyday life. struggle and taking your energy? Unable to manage the Jubilee Rose Garden & make
Watton Evening WI invites everyone to say No, always agreeing to something when it a special place?
come and celebrate at Watton Christian you don’t want to? If you would like to know more get in
Community Centre, High Street Watton Join us on our stand alone “Flying Free” touch with Watton Town Council, 01953
Saturday July 27th between 10am and Workshop to obtain the tools and techniques on 881007,
3.30pm. how you can become more grounded and learn,
A great selection of homemade cakes and about your unhelpful thought patterns. @wattonevents.
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throughout the war.
Watton A Quick Look As a large part of the campaign to free
Europe was taken by our American allies,
Twinning Round it is right that they share the
By Orbiter commemoration ceremonies, and so the
Association Once more to the breach, as the saying U.S. president, Mr. Trunp made a three
From 25th ‘til 29th May we had a very goes, or went. day visit to this country, meeting the
enjoyable visit to Weeze our twin town in Another Bank Holiday has come and Queen and all our leaders. Condolences are
Germany. We travelled by Minibus via gone - they seem to occur quite often due to the thousands of travellers held up
Harwich to Hook of Holland. The visit was these days, though perhaps the late by Mr.Trump’s arrival at Stansted and the
both very educational and fun and started Easter this year has made them all seem subsequent traffic jams caused by his
with a very warm welcome by the so profuse. motorcade of bodyguards and officials, on
Burgermeister (Mayor) in the Rathaus with Though this column avoids politics as a their journey on the M11 to Lakenheath.
a slide show of all the changes that have rule, the antics of our leaders in the One might be permitted to wonder why his
happened in the past 5 years and plans for handling of the Brexit negotiations form aircraft could not have landed at the
more in the future. This was followed by a the bulk of the current worries that beset military airfield there.
walk to the Deer Park which has been us, it would be only the most reclusive But the whole week’s proceedings rightly
greatly enlarged since our last visit, with recluse who would be unaware that reminded everyone of the many sacrifices
many more animals one like a huge French things at the top seem to have reached a that were made by the men and women
donkey that none of us had ever seen point from which an early escape is most who were involved during those war years,
before. At the insect house the keeper unlikely. The rest of Europe must be both in the military ranks and in the
brought some of them outside and laughing, as they watch us arguing, as it civilian sectors.
although the children were very nervous at leaves the status quo virtually At the beginning of May, I was reflecting
first after touching them they were soon undisturbed without their having to do on the end of the football season that had
giggling and laughing and held them in anything. just ended traditionally with the F.A.Cup
their hands and crawling on their arms. But enough of that, there are more Final, only to realise that there were still
This was followed by a guided tour of urgent things to be looked into, literally, play-offs to sort out extra teams for
Xanten, a town not too far from Weeze. such as large holes that have suddenly promotion and relegation, various Cup
Although it has changed from my visit appeared recently in the main streets of Finals to be played, both in England and
many years ago it still maintains it’s Sheringham and Lowestoft. These are on the Continent, so that it began to seem
historical charm with a beautiful cathedral known as sink holes and East Anglia has that the season would never end. And now,
with 2 spires, a huge Roman amphitheatre, been sinking for centuries so I am sure as I write in the second week of June, yet
rebuilt on the site of the original one, (there there is no immediate danger to life, more football is in progress, this time
is a lot of Roman history in the town) there especially in inland areas.. involving the Women’s World Cup
is also a new park area. The tour started at This month, being 75 years after our competition.
the Clog House where everyone could take troops initiated the long awaited Second Yes, females playing football ! Whatever
a pair of clogs to wear on the walking tour, Front by storming the Normandy coast, next - a lady Prime Minister?
needless to say the children loved them many commemorating events and Just kidding, folks, of COURSE I
and marched around the cobbled streets in services have been held, and rightly so. remember Mrs. Thatcher !
unison which sounded like a marching But these have mainly been directed to Following my notes last month about the
army, it was so loud at times and they military matters, and the memories of the difficulties of the sand martins on the cliffs
made so much noise we had to ask them to civilians, whose lives were most at Bacton, it was good to hear that the first
stop occasionally so that we could hear the affected, have been largely forgotten. chicks of the season have been
tour guide speak. For instance, at the same time as our successfully produced, which goes to show
As there were more young children forces were fighting their way on to the that if public opinions are aired strongly
involved in this trip we also visited a very beaches of Normandy, southern England enough, results can be obtained.
large amusement park suitable for adults was being subjected to a second ‘Battle And now it seems a queue is forming for
and children alike which included a large of Britain’, this time the onslaught the leadership of the Tory party, so I'd
area of all kinds of animals and birds and coming in the form of hundreds of un- better throw my hat into the ring pretty
everything a child could wish for to play manned missiles, soon to be known as smartly.
and climb on, plus you could take your doodle-bugs by the population, and Watch this space to see if I am successful.
own food and there were several especially flying bombs or V1s by officialdom. Good afternoon.
laid out volley ball beach areas with These comprised a section of very high
BBQ’s for all to use, to which some of our explosive propelled by an outboard
families took full advantage. engine, which produced speeds of up to Watton Lodge
Over the next few months we have several 300 mph, all the while emitting a
events planned, on 12th of this month we distinctive noise, which earned it the Summer Family
are going Ten Pin Bowling, July 21st we alternative name of ‘buzz-bomb’.
have our annual Cream Tea & Quiz First detected approaching our south- Barbecue
afternoon, 15th September we have a eastern coast by the un-sung members of Watton Lodge are holding a Family
Tombola stall at the Carnival and 22nd the Observer Corps, who spotted, plotted Barbecue at Bam Ruche, Watton on
September a Games Afternoon, October and reported them, the flying bombs were Sunday 7th July from 12 noon onwards,
we have our 4th Oktoberfest at The Olde confronted by scores of hastily transferred to which everyone is welcome to attend.
Bell, Saham Toney and a Tombola stall at Anti-Aircraft gun batteries, lines of The Catering is by "The Village
the Town Council Fireworks event, balloons and then fast fighters of the Butcher" Mike Fuller, and as well as
November we have a Tombola Stall at the R.A.F. Steak & Strawberries there will be the
Christmas Market event. Our pilots soon developed the technique of usual items of Burgers, Chicken and
We have a young Weeze family with 2 overtaking the bombs and tipping them Sausages
children a boy aged 12 and girl aged 9 who over with their wing-tips, causing them to All the profits are to go to - TOFS -
would like to twin with a young family in fall safely into open country, instead of Support for Families of Children Born
Watton or one of the surrounding villages. reaching their intended target - London. Unable to Swallow. Tickets are Adults
If you or anyone you know would be Actually the term ‘open country’, at least £15 Under 9's £7.50 Available from
interested in hosting this family please let in England, does not imply countless miles Mike Fuller Email:
me know by ‘phone or e.mail for more of deserted land, as there usually are farm-
information. houses and cottages every mile or so, Tony Evans Email: anthony-
If you are interested in joining us and which meant that the unfortunate farmers
making a link with a German family in and their workers came under frequent Andrew Greenland Email: andrew-
Weeze or just becoming a member to meet attack.
our other members socially please contact Of course it was inevitable that some or from "The Village Butcher" 01328
me by telephone or e.mail below for a chat bombs did get through to the London area, 701228
and more information. where they caused considerable damage
Twinning membership is just £10 per year and casualties.
for a family and £7 for a single adult. We The flying bomb war continued as the Griston Church
hold 5 or 6 events a year some to just Allied armies advanced across the
socialize together and others such as a Continent, the launching sites retreating Coffee Morning
Cream Tea, Games Afternoon, Carnival, before them, causing different aiming
Oktoberfest and Christmas Festive Market angles so that more of eastern England and Cake Sale
to raise funds for when our Weeze friends began to be affected. Once more the Come along to Griston Church on
come to Watton, always a most enjoyable civilian section of the population had Saturday 3rd August between 10 a.m.
time whether you have guests staying with resisted the efforts of the enemy to and 12 noon to enjoy tea/coffee and
you or just joining in. Tel:- 01953 883317 destroy morale, so surely it deserves its lovely homemade cakes and savouries.
or own commemoration services and There will also be cakes to purchase to
Margaret Devine (Chair) celebrations, for the great part it played take home.
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University in Canberra, says the All enjoyed an excellent lunch at the television, and these left one wondering
It’s compulsory system enjoys "widespread support" Ovington’s Riverside House Hotel, and the Society how they have managed to make the
across Australia, and said public- wishes to express their sincere thanks to great progress that has alreadt been
to vote in opinion surveys conducted by the Norfolk Day the volunteers at Mildenhall Museum achieved, all done without unduly
university consistently found the Table Top Sale and Village Hall for their assistance both beforehand affecting the normal working of the
Australia "portion of people who are very BBQ Saturday 27th July 11 – 3pm with planning the event and for their Capital.
Letter from Australia strongly in favour of it far Start out by walking or parking at the invaluable support on the day including But delays are by no means confined
by Chris O'Connor outnumber the people who are very village hall to collect your map of coffee, tea and cakes on an extremely to large engineering projects, as every
We are one of a handful of countries strongly against it". those participating in the event. There hot June day. rail commuter can confirm. Schedules
in the world that enforce this rule at But what happens if you don't vote? will also be a few tables set up at the are so tight around our big cities that
election time, and the only English- According to the Australian village hall. We’re also hoping that major repair works have to be
speaking country that makes its Electoral Commission, people who some of the villagers have interesting confined to weekends, and inevitably
citizens vote. fail to vote will be sent a letter collections, hobbies or interests that We Apologise regularly result in the Monday
Not only that, we embrace it. We asking them to provide a legitimate they can display too. morning delays, due to ‘over-running
celebrate compulsory voting with reason or pay a $20 fine. Refreshments available throughout for the Delay engineering works’.
barbeques and cake stalls at polling If they fail to pay the fine or provide a the day and BBQ from 1 – 3pm. By John Egerton And long distance road journeys are
stations, and election parties that spill valid reason for not voting, the matter Have a wander within the village and In this age of technology, where invariably prone to long hold -ups,
over into Sunday morning. will be sent to court. see what gems and bargains you can nothing seems impossible, the one but these are often no fault of the road
But how did this come to be: when The AEC states: "If the matter is find. thing that appears to evade the builders, but to our vehicles. Not a
and why was voting in Australia dealt with in court and you are Any enquiries please ring Christine experts is timing, as project after day goes by without tailbacks,
made compulsory? How has this found guilty, you may be fined up on 01953 885848 project fails to meet the arranged sometimes of many miles, being
affected our politics? And how else is to $180 plus court costs and a deadline. reported on all our motorway, nearly
the way we vote different from other criminal conviction may be For example the splendid new always blamed on broken down cars
democracies? A professor in politics recorded against you". Mildenhall & stadium recently opened to form the or lorries.
once gave me some sage advice about There is no reliable data on how home ground for Tottenham Hotspur Even our local main road, the A47,
politicians. He simply said: ‘Don’t many people are fined each year for District F.C. is a splendid looking building, rarely suffers problems, unless there
vote it only eggs them on.” failing to vote however he said it and may well prove to be a is a vehicle break- down.
In Australia not voting is nigh on was estimated to be about 2000- Museum masterpiece of civil engineering, but Road and rail apart, air transport is
impossible given that voting is 3000 people per year. On Sunday June 2nd Mildenhall and it has opened eight months behind another constant source of delays, and
compulsory. Australia has three What are the drawbacks? District Museum hosted a special day schedule. all sorts of factors can be responsible,
tiers of government. Federal, State There are a range of arguments for members and guests of the Stirling Similarly the latest aircraft carrier that often adverse weather, perhaps not
and Territories and local against compulsory voting, Aircraft Society, to commemorate the is now the mainstay of the Royal here, but affecting flights from far
government. So there is a fair including that people shouldn't be 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the Navy, was also away, which have a snowball effect
chance you will be voting every 12 forced to vote, that the system Society’s Stirling memorial at the subject to delays in launching that put by the time they reach our crowded
to 18 months and I mean getting out encourages ill-informed voting and museum by Dame Vera Lynn, the back vital sea trials for several months. runways.
there and voting. There is a will increase the number of Society’s Patron. Short Stirling Meanwhile, what must be one of the It does sometimes seem ironic that in
monetary fine if you don’t. "donkey" votes, and that sometimes bombers of 15 and 75 Squadrons were most ambitious engineering schemes the 1950s, when our cars strained to
After the First World War, there was there just isn't a candidate worth based at RAF Mildenhall during World ever attempted, the Cros-rail project attain 40 mph, we could drive from
a significant decline in voter turnout voting for. War Two. providing a new under and overground one side of the country to the other in
in Australia from 71 per cent at the Recently one MP spoke out against Among the 50 or so attendees were two railway for London has suffered even about eight hours, and now with 90
1919 election to less that 60 per cent the system after the state election in WWII Stirling Veterans, a Leading more, the new line being ‘opened’ by mph models it often takes about the
at the 1922 election. In order to Victoria, saying: "To force people Aircraftsman of 620 Squadron, and a Her Majesty the Queen long ago, same time. That’s progress !
address the problem, concerned to vote who don’t want to be there, Flight Engineer of 199 Squadron. Also though the completion date for the line Perhaps the biggest delay of all
political parties agreed to introduce a who don’t know what they are present were several authors of books has had to be postponed time and time comes with the projected HS2,
system of compulsory voting. doing, is frankly quite ludicrous". on the Stirling, and relatives of WWII again, and is still uncertain. devised to provide a high speed rail
According to the Australian Cynical Australians – and I’m one aircrew from twelve different families All these delays suggest that something link between London and
Electoral Commission, the impact of the – suggest that compulsory with links to nine different Stirling is lacking in our work forces, but I think Birmingham, which would knock a
was immediate, with voter numbers voting is really only a means to an aircraft. Three families with relatives in that there is an un-recognised factor that whole fifteen minutes off the present
at the 1925 election rising to more end for the politicians we vote for. the same crew met on Sunday for the I call the POO syndrome – Planners journey time – said to be a boon for
than 91 per cent. After all, once we vote for them and first time and were able to compare Over Optimism – for these schemes are busy businessmen. But all that has
In the years that followed, states they claim victory they get on that notes and share information. devised brilliantly in theory and then on been achieved is a short distance of
across the country introduced famous gravy train of large salaries, Speakers who gave short talks during paper, but the difficulties that only upheaval at the London end, a blight
compulsory voting starting with free flights, incredible expenses and the day about Stirling aircrew and manifest themselves when the works on all development along the
Victoria in 1926, NSW and one of the best pension schemes in connections to RAF Mildenhall are begun can be so enormous that proposed route, a halt to further
Tasmania in 1928, Western the world. Can’t complain though – included the son of the pilot who flew deadlines are just impossible to meet. In construction, and a review by
Australia in 1936 and South quite simply you get what you vote the first ever operational Stirling in the case of Crossrail, or as it will be government that makes further delay
Australia in 1942. for, unfortunately more often than 1940, and displays of books, known, the Elizabeth Line, these certain, and complete abandonment
Politics professor Ian McAllister, not the end results is not all that photographs and documents provided difficulties were amply illustrated in a very probable.
from the Australian National satisfactory. Enjoy Brexit! additional interest for many families. series of documentaries on BBC And then there’s Brexit.
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can learn about the links Thompson stalls on offer: bric a brac, raffle -
Heritage has with early government in Virginia including a children`s raffle this
in America dating from July 1619. year, tombola, art and craft, cakes
Weekend In We have coincided our event with and refreshments plus a selection of
this important date in the American fun games for the children from tiny
Thompson calendar. There will be a chance to tots to 90 plus!
July 27th To 28th And Other News see a rolling slide show of old photos This year's Fayre is on Sunday 7 th
Our big event in Thompson is our of local villages, including July starting at 2.30pm
Heritage Weekend. We have a lot Tottington. The doors open at 10am All monies raised go towards
happening which everyone with an on Saturday and Sunday in the Cranworth and Southburgh
interest in all things heritage can Community Hall. churches which both have small
enjoy. We begin on Friday July 26th In addition to the displays there will communities with the responsibility
with a talk by noted author Peter be a range of stands from local people of the church fabric.
Bance on the connections between and organisations. For example the
Prince Frederick Duleep Singh and St WI celebrates 100 years, the village
Martin’s Church. Peter generously school will be showing off the results Norfolk
paid for a plaque to be placed in the of their local history project and we
church last year. We have been very will have examples of cane furniture Wildlife Trust
fortunate to have been offered the talk restoration.
as part of the big Punjab Festival Refreshments will be served all day - Breckland
centred on Thetford. It begins at 6pm teas, coffees, cakes and other tasty have games afternoon from 2pm.
in the church. No need to book. The food as well as lunches. We have Although we usually play table or phone and leave a message on Local Group
event is free but we welcome some fantastic cake makers in games, if the weather is fine why not 01953 488 508 for any new events or We were extremely lucky in May
donations towards ongoing projects. Thompson and there are bound to be try out our new petanque terrain – we if you have any queries or wish to with excellent warm but not too warm
The main event begins on Saturday cheese scones straight from the oven have boules you may borrow or bring book for an event. weather for our walk around Frosts
27th in the new Community Hall. too. No one starves at a Thompson your own. Petanque sessions will be Common and Cranberry Rough.Tim
We have displays and exhibitions in event! taking place on Thursday evenings Holt-Wilson led us and gave us a lot
the hall on Thompson village and In addition to events on Saturday and during the summer from 7pm at the Cranworth of information about the history and
family history. We also have Sunday in the hall, the church will be Community Hall. archaeology. We were also so lucky
displays of Merton history. If you decorated with flowers. There will be Our other major event in July is the Stocks Fayre to see 5 Hobbies, a heron, water
have been researching Thompson or information on the recent restoration Grand Book Sale on July 13th. Doors The Stocks Fayre held at St Mary’s violet and hear a cuckoo.
Merton roots you may wish to share and we will be launching the new open at 10am. We always have Church, Cranworth is a long and On Saturday July 6th, we are having
your findings with others and learn guide book. There will be an hundreds of books in all categories to traditional community event of at an evening walk on East Wretham
more. Bring your files along and see opportunity to view our new altar choose from. The July theme is least 60 years. During the last 35 Nature Reserve, led by a member of
who else is distantly related to you. cloth made by local people. In the children so there will be toys and years it has been a church fete on the NWT Brecks team. We hope to
If you have thought about researching evening of Saturday 27th there will games as well as children’s books on the village green in front of the see and hear some of the night-time
your local family this might be the be a concert in the church. Tickets sale. Refreshments available all day. church and Stocks. There have been wildlife which makes its home there.
place to start. We will have lots of £15, contact Katharine on 483318 or Outside there is an opportunity to willing participants known to sit in It will begin at 8.30pm and finish at
opportunities to find out more. We email book a space for your own table top the Stocks to happily receive wet 10.30pm.
would also welcome any photos you Other events in Thompson sale for a charge of £10 a pitch. No sponges thrown at them at past Booking is essential: 01953 717227
might be prepared to allow us to copy We continue to hold coffee mornings food and no books can be sold. fetes! Venue: Meet at NWT East Wretham
of Thompson people, places and every Tuesday from 10am. On the Look on our website Surrounded by a variety of stalls, Reserve car park on A1075. IP25
events for the archive. We will have first Tuesday of each month we have or live folk music plays in the middle 1RU.
scanner facilities available so that you light lunches from 12 noon. Also, on facebook Thompson Village Norfolk of the green setting the gentle, Please leave dogs at home. Cost:
do not have to part with them. You the first Tuesday of the month we or email friendly village scene. Amidst the Members £2, Non-members £3
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Once a patch has been harvested clear to mention for July is security. It’s
PLEASE MENTION In Your Garden any debris, fork it over and sprinkle with holiday month for many of us and the
With Lotta Potts organic fertilizer. Chicken pellets work first thing to mention is probably too late
THE WAYLAND NEWS I read the other day that some cultures well and are pleasant to use. You can as it concerns baskets and containers at
WHEN SHOPPING WITH have a season called ‘Monsoon’. Some then use the ground to sow carrots, the front. These can give the game away
add it to four others: Winter, Spring, lettuce, spring cabbage, kohl rabi, turnips if you are by dying if unattended or
OUR ADVERTISERS Summer, Monsoon, Autumn. Others just to name but a few and plant out any disappearing if you move them to the
have Winter, Monsoon, Summer. It brassicas raised earlier from seed. You back. There are two solutions: one is to
seems like a good idea right now. Today, can get another harvest of peas by sowing find a kind friend, relative or neighbour
for instance, it’s a steady drip and the sun an early variety now as these mature to look after them and everything else
is shining! It’s like someone failed to quicker than maincrop varieties. Keep an with a reciprocal agreement the other is
turn off a dripping tap. Writing for boy eye on pests in the veg patch. Those not to have them in the first place. Make
Julian’s deadline in the rain we have had lovely butterflies will lay eggs on the sure all tools and particularly ladders are
one dry day in two weeks. Sunday 9th underside of brassica leaves faster than you locked in the garage or shed and securely
June. I rushed outside to plant some can keep up with them. Check daily and lock any doors or gates with access to the
young plants in pots and had lost at least squash the eggs or destroy any caterpillars rear of the property.
three due to their roots drowning. One, a that make it. I am always in two minds There we are. Let us hope we can have a
lupin, was on the verge of drowning with about this as we are always being told how warm and storm-free month even if it’s
drooping leaves and had produced a many butterflies are heading for extinction only so we can keep weeding.
small flower, probably as a last gasp to and let’s face it they are beautiful so it’s
try and produce seed to reproduce. Now difficult. Slugs and snails will also be about
it is in the soil it has perked up, despite but I find dropping them in a bucket of salty Bradenham and
all the rain. The reason for this being that water isn’t so difficult as squashing District Horticultural
however much it rains the soil will soak it butterfly eggs.
up. This is one advantage of our This month’s fruit is usually strawberries, Society
Breckland sand. Other plants have also coming to an end depending on variety. Monday May 27th saw our bulging plant
improved for the same reason. Note to More are becoming available as and book stalls at the Bradenham Village
self: don’t leave young plants in pots in ‘everbearer’ or mid-season. These Fete. We were hugely busy for most of
gravel trays or other trays without generally start to fruit in June and may the day and would like to thank all
drainage holes. It doesn’t take long for keep going until September. Raspberries volunteers, providers and purchasers of
them to drown. If, like me, you get will be coming to an end at the end of those plants and books. If you missed it,
caught out but can’t plant them in the July – the summer fruiting ones – but the we look forward to seeing you next year.
ground, knock them out of their pots, half autumn fruiting ones will just be starting. Thursday June 20th witnessed a convoy
fill a slightly larger pot with fresh compost, If you have peaches, nectarines or of car sharers descending upon Peter
remove some of the soggy compost and apricots either in the ground or in Beales Roses in Attleborough for our
replant in the new, dry stuff. Do not water! containers these will be starting to fruit annual outing. A single rose is a
Wait until the compost is dry and the plant and I suggest netting or other anti-bird wonderful thing, but the sheer variety and
has perked up then water carefully. Plants protection as they ripen. Birds also numbers of spectacular plants was
are amazingly resilient and although it’s a attack strawberries and don’t care if they enough to take your breath away. We
risk it’s worth a try and you will certainly take a chunk out of a fruit that isn’t quite enjoyed the tea and tour, including the
save some if not all. ripe. Wrecks the crop so net these as history of Peter Beales development, and
Another plant that will suffer from over- well. If the plants are in a bed they our cars returned slightly fuller, due to
watering, however it is delivered, is should be trimmed off to about 2” once plant purchases!
grass. That might sound a bit strange but fruiting is over and the debris removed to Future dates (all free to members & £2.00
if your lawn is a bit compacted through deter slugs and snails. If you have a large to non-members unless stated):
use and maybe has a bit of a dip in it, it bed the trimming can be done with shears Thursday July 18th Hedgehogs in Gardens
will keep excess water and if it’s really or a strimmer. Strawberries can also be talk by Hallswood Rescue Centre
bad will resemble a swamp. The fix is to grown in containers and even hanging Thursday August 15th Open Garden Safari
aerate it and not try to cut it whilst it is baskets. I have never had a slug problem with Barbeque at Highfields Leys Farm
sodden. You can use a garden fork and with this method but it’s handier for the Saturday September 7th Autumn Show
do the jumping up and down on it usually birds. Summer-fruiting raspberries need Thursday September 19th Members Only
recommended for autumn or if it’s a large to have the fruited canes removed to Dinner
area make a pond or hire a machine with ground level and the new ones tied in to Thursday October 17th AGM and Plant
vicious tines on it to do the aeration job. the supports. These are usually lines of Swap with wine and refreshments
If you attempt to cut it you will end up wire between sturdy posts. I grow the Look out for our updates on Facebook at
with a jammed mower and a soggy autumn-fruiting ones if only because Bradenham Community Hub
muddy mess where the lawn was. The there’s none of the cutting down and Barbara Steward, Chairman:
long way round if you don’t need to be tying in business. They don’t need
on the grass for a while (weeks?) is to support and in winter the whole lot is cut Laurene Henderson, Publicity Officer:
ignore it. It will drain eventually. down to 6” and there we are. 01362 821164 / 07942 820590
So to July. Start by catching up on all the Thinking of pruning and cutting back,
jobs that had to be left in June. If we’re early perennials such as pulmonaria and
lucky the weather will have improved by brunnera have lovely foliage but now it
Daddy what did you
the end of June and we can get on with will be looking dreary. Chop it all back do in the war?
July which should be warm to hot later in to the ground and it will reward you with
the month and it’s time to relax a bit and sparkling new shoots. It helps if you feed “Daddy what did you do in the war,
take it easy. The lawn should have dried and water but I always forget and still get Were you strong and were you brave?”
out and if it’s nice and hot won’t need a good show. Oriental poppies can have “I fought for Queen and country,
cutting as the heat will have stopped its the same treatment as heavy wind and So, no man need be a slave.”
growth. We can hope. rain such as we are currently enjoying
his is the start of the harvesting month will flatten and spread their big leaves. “Daddy what did you do in the war,
unless you got some early spuds and peas Once the flowers are over chop the lot off Did you hunt the bad guys down?”
last month and grow asparagus, now and they will produce new shoots as well “I stood with friends and comrades,
finished for the year. Salads should be to stand through the winter. Dead- To try and hold our ground.”
coming along nicely and with succession heading also counts as a bit of pruning. “Daddy what did you do in the war,
sowing maybe you’ve avoided a glut of All perennials should be dead-headed as Blow things up and have some fun?”
lettuce. French and runner beans should this prolongs flowering and makes the “I saw civilians slaughtered,
be harvested daily as otherwise they will plant look a lot better. Take the stem of Because they would not hold a gun?”
go stringy and tough. Runners may be a the dead head off at a leaf joint or bud.
bit later as they can be quite tricky when With roses this is usually an outward “Daddy what did you do in the war,
it comes to setting. Keep them well facing bud to keep the plant open when Did you shoot and keep a score?”
watered (I remember the late great John the shoot forms. You can remove the “I thought of you and Mummy,
Cushnie recommending that runners dead heads of lupins and delphiniums and And the things worth fighting for.”
should be watered even in the pouring may get a smaller late flush of flowers. If
rain) and hose the plants so humidity may you find there is a side-shoot further “Daddy what did you do in the war,
help. Some people advocate spraying down the stem leave this as it will flower. Why do you cry at night?”
with sugar water to encourage bees. I On the other hand if you leave the dead “I’m remembering my comrades,
can’t offer an opinion as I don’t grow heads they will shed seed and increase Who did not come home from the fight.”
them on the basis I only grow what I like your stock. Good old wisteria needs “Daddy what did you do in the war,
to eat. Whatever you grow in the veg pruning. Take the long whippy tendrils Will the peacetime last?”
patch or in containers look after them and back to 6”. This is supposed to stop the “not till leaders learn the lessons,
enjoy the produce as it becomes ready. plant running wild. I will have another From the conflicts of the past.”
No need to wait for a full row of go this month. It might work this time…
anything. I have gone on far too long but one thing ©Dave Capps June 2019
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Festival of remembrance at the Royal the opposite direction too and we may on him. We are looking forward to between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes,
Watton and Albert Hall to a first come first serve know of friends and neighbours his stories at the next meeting. We diet & healthy eating (it is not
system. This had not been approved needing assistance where TRBL think his chasing of the necessary to buy Diabetic labelled
District branch by the membership and that was cannot help. All in all the evening mademoiselle’s may have been food), insulin injections, medical
pointed out at conference to the end it was very social and informative with curtailed somewhat by the boot he has complications amongst other Diabetes
Royal British has reverted to every branch initially everyone agreeing it was a to wear. related issues. Our members were
being offered 4 seats. A good worthwhile exercise. Our membership seems to have able to ask questions and an
Legion example of how a membership Victoria reported that after our last settled down around the 65 mark at interesting discussion took place.
organisation should work. meeting one of our members suffered present after a brief flurry of recruits. Sarah was warmly thanked and she
Well here we are again with The branch also had a visit from a a broken ankle. Well there was more We did welcome one new member at will be back to see us again in
happenings from the branch, we representative of “Better Together” to it than that. Sid is also a the last meeting and are still hopeful October.
missed last month because our Vice Norfolk. This is a national Normandy veteran and has returned of attracting some young blood to the In July, we will be having a "Coffee
chair who was looking after the shop organisation hence the Norfolk for the various commemorations over fold. Membership is open to all no & Chat" meeting. This will be on
got side tracked and the deadline for previous experience required, all one Monday July 8th, 10.15am, at the
submissions escaped never to be needs is a desire to further the aims of Pentecostal Church, Watton - who we
recaptured. For us retired folk it’s TRBL in providing care and thank for the generous use of their
easy to keep track of stuff like that, assistance to the service community facilities.
but our Vice chair is a working at large where there is none available For details of any of our meetings,
secondary school teacher with a from the state. Sadly in this day and please phone Helen 01953 884713,
partner who spends much of the week age this still happens far too often and leave a message and I will get back to
away driving here there and TRBL is still spending about £1m a you. Or send an email to
everywhere as she manages 2 scatty week on welfare. Money that is
dogs and horses as well. On top of collected throughout the year from
that she finds time to take an active donations, the poppy appeal and
part in the branch administration and
attends many training courses and
events for the Legion. Whilst I and
membership fees. If you would like
to join our branch we do our best to
make everyone welcome and all have
the secretary were swanning about
Texas for a few weeks she has been
something to offer. Visit our website, find us
look out!
holding the fort and doing a very through TRBL national website or Please look out for an advert in the
good job of that too. A part of her just telephone the Secretary Helen local community very soon for a:
stand in duties was, to attend the Daly on 01953885124 we are always ‘Families Matter Keyworker’ for
National Conference this year held in pleased to hear from potential new Watton!
Bournemouth over a weekend in members. Thank you to Everyone for your
May. Victoria was nominated as our Pictured: Vice Chairperson wonderful, ongoing interest and
delegate and accompanied by her Victoria Southward and Branch support over the last 8 months, since
partner Dave or Gnr. Bob to his annotation. It serves to help people the years and wasn’t going to miss Community Support rep. Dave we launched the Fundraising in
mates. The experience was find assistance for a variety of what may well be the last big one. Goulding taking the sea air at the October 2018.
apparently most interesting and the problems and assist with advice and When the surgeon suggested he may national conference.. We really appreciate your positive
account of the proceedings given to practical help no matter what their not be able to go, we get the feeling help, as we go forwards together as
the committee meeting on her return situation. From time to time they that the Dr. was a little surprised by community for the community, in
was most informative and come across service or ex-service the determination in Sid’s voice that Diabetes UK seeking to appoint someone to this
professionally presented. Last year personnel who may need help and can he jolly well would (not exact Sarah Turner, Diabetes Specialist post!
the management team decided to guide them to The Royal British wording). He did indeed set off for Nurse Facilitator, was our speaker in Thank you again: Revd Gerry Foster,
change the allocation of tickets for the Legion (TRBL), but it also works in Normandy on the 30th May and good June. She spoke about the difference Vicar of Watton
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our members interests at all levels of leartly, I rekkun thas corse tha owld
Watton Society’s Art Chamber of
local, district, county and national
chairmawtha kip a ridin up an down
Tha Street on har bike, puts tha fear
My personal previous experience of of tha devil on orl tha folk.
Deco Evening Commerce working with governments at different
levels will hopefully place us in good
She towld me she hent considrin
Horry fer tha Cownsil ennymore cos
stead to achieve this for our members; to sheese got a cuppla otha fewls tew
this end the role and contributions of cum forrid an dew thar dewty, thet
Wayland’s businesses to the future pleased Horry no-end, cos he bort me
success of the Cambridge-Norwich a cuppla pints down tha pub larst nite.
Technology Corridor (CNTC) has been I hent got oova tha shock yit.
recognised. I will be discussing with our Torkin abowt tha rearn, thas funny
members how we can best both contribute how diffrunt folk look at it. My
and benefit from the CNTC initiative. Missus she mob corse she say I hent
This month the Chamber has organised a gooin tew hev a shut tew wear sune
survey for Wayland residents on the use cos she carnt git har washin dry, an
of our High Street shops in Watton. You she wonta git tha sheets offen tha bed
will receive the leaflet through your door cos thar bin thar orl week and she
in the next few weeks, please take the few rekkun thar stink, well thet hent my
minutes it will take to answer and hand in fawlt, I allus hev a wash afore gooin
your questionnaire at Adcocks. Your ter bed.
I am privileged to have been elected as responses are really important as an Now tha ole farmer he cum up tew
Chairman of the Wayland Chamber in initiative led by Paul Adcock addresses me yistday and sed “Dew yew goo an
early March, and we have been busy since how best to ensure the High Street meets hev a look at them beet Sid” he say
then with all manner of things, but most everyone's needs and we look for better “Cos thar hev grown nigh on a foot
importantly completing the Chamber ways in which access, facilities and the since thet rearned, an yew carnt see
Directory. I appreciate that it is running a shopping experience in Watton can be up tha rows eetha, might git a fair
bit late this year, and my apologies for this improved. crop yit”
but I hope you will feel it has been worth I personally look forward to providing He’s rite cos thar wos lookin a bit
the wait when you see the new design, monthly updates on our Chamber sick larst week.
formatting and colour Directory that has activities. Poor ole boy Jimma hev had a bit o
come out of all the hard work of Debbie David Dent Chairman bad nooze, he hatta goo up tha
Harris and her team at 2up Creative Ltd. horspital tha otha day, an thar towld
The Chamber Committee is working to him heeze gooin deaf an he orta hev a
update all our management processes so The Ovington hearin aid.
we can run things more efficiently on He ent tew pleased abowt that cos he
behalf of our all our members and in this Crower yews his hard o hearin to not hear his
regard I am pleased to announce that By Boy Sid missus when she mob him abowt
Heather Nunn of Heather Nunn Business Well thas a rite gud drop o rearn suffin he hent dun, which is kwite
Services Ltd has taken on the we’re jist had, hent got tew goo owt orften he say. Mind yew he neva miss
responsibility of the Chamber Treasurer. wit ha wartrin can fer a day or tew. wen she yell owt tha door thet his
Heather has worked on behalf of the Cos thas got orl thar ‘lottmint peepal forses is on tha pleart an he betta git
Chamber for a number of years and orl excited abowt hoose goonta hev in afore thet git cowld. He also goo
brings a wealth of valuable experience tha fust new tearta’s, thas a bit leart deaf in tha pub when we orl tell him
and expertise to the Committee. I look cos Horry an boy Barry hev bin thas his rownd, so we jist get ours in
forward to working with Heather and the digging ‘em fer sum time. I hed a root an leave him owt. Cos wen he dew
rest of the Committee as we focus on or tew larst wikend an they wos goo up tew tha bar tew git hisself a
widening our appeal and services to orlrite. Still got sum o larst years tew beer, we orl knock ours back sharpish
businesses of all sizes and shapes, big, git thru, then I kin git serius abowt an shove our empty pots on the bar an
small and everything else in-between digging on tha newuns up, thet’ll say “Thank yew Jimma thas rite kind
across Wayland. I want to ensure the please tha missus. of yew tew get em in” he swear under
Chamber provides value and represents Thas bin a bit kwiet in tha willage jist his hat but gits them in orl tha searm.
I bet wen hi gits his hearin aid he’ll
health sectors to come forward and
The Hidden voluntarily supply advice and
tun it orf wen he goos in tha pub.
Yew hafta larf dew yew’ll blar.
guidance towards some of the
Victims of professional intricacies within this
Ole Missus P went an hed her photo
took the otha week, wen she bort tha
Watton Society had another Our next meeting is a visit and Sexual Abuse project.
This passionate request is to
pikcher hoom an shew her hubby it
fascinating evening hearing about lunch to the Thursford Collection. A new and extremely confidential she say “ I doont like it, thet meark
the Art Deco Period, presented by Meeting for lunch then a back hopefully provide every assistance me look old” Her hubby give it a gud
organisation is soon to be established
for severely vulnerable people who look oova and he say. “Thas orl rite
Genista Davidson. The people stage tour plus access to the which intends to pursue an urgent
have been deviously manipulated to gel thet’ll searve yew hevin anotha
who were concerned with it, Museum. Unfortunately this is for and vital amendment in law with
accept every form of conditioning
where the ideas came from, the members only, we have a break in regard to the victims in special areas wun took fer sevral years”
from an abuser of whom they would Thas time tew shut tha ole hens up an
influences and how it was effected August, but we look forward to of sexual abuse.
never themselves ever expose as a goo an watch tha nooze, thet allus
by nature. The style did not end, seeing everyone back at our usual We are hoping to attract the attention
predator to face justice. Please contact meark yew sleep. Dew yew kip a
of experienced persons from both the
but went on to make people think, meeting place in September. troshin tergetha. Boy Sid
Lagan system and medical/mental
even today. Very interesting.
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next week when the money raised
The Inner would go to an overseas charity
called G. Gambia A. Action T.
Wheel Club of Through E. Education.
We felt justified in giving
Watton ourselves a little pat on the back!!
The club meeting in June is After a short break for coffee and
always an important one for our cake we moved on to our AGM
club. It marks the end of one President Val gave a resume of
President's year and the start of a her year in office and thanked her
new one, but it is also the committee and members for their
occasion when we look back at support. The particular charity she
another busy and successful year had chosen to support had been
and distribute the funds we have the Watton Daisy Project and she
collected over a variety of events was very pleased that £400 had
to the charities members chose to been collected for this.
support this year. Each of the club's officers then
The meeting was again held at the gave their reports on the various
home of member Stella Leonard responsibilities they have to
with an excellent supper provided maintain the smooth running of
by President Val plus the help of the club. We are so lucky to have
several members who provided willing members to keep the club
delicious puddings. in such good heart.
When suitably replete it was time It was then time for outgoing
to proceed with the first of two President Val to hand her chain of
meetings when the previous office on to incoming President
month's activities were reviewed Carol and to wish her well for the
and then we moved on to the coming year. Carol presented Val
distribution of funds. This year we with a beautiful white hydrangea
held a secret ballot and from a plant to thank her for her work
total of some 12 suggested and Stella was also presented with
charities The East Anglian Air a plant to thank her for hosting the
Ambulance, The Thursday Club, meeting.
Nelson's Journey, Watton We are now looking forward to
Memory Club and Period Poverty welcoming people to 30 Thetford
(a charity being promoted Road to enjoy a Strawberry Tea
nationally by Inner Wheel to on June 20th and then a great year
provide sanitary products for under Carol's leadership.
those in need), were chosen to We always welcome enquiries up to 12 years, 12 to 18 , and Or any Watton Rotary Club
receive £300 each. Our Treasurer from anyone thinking they might
like to join Inner Wheel.
A BROLLY adult. This is to give more of you member.
was pleased to confirm that this a chance to stand out. Second, use colour in as dramatic
year the amazing sum of
£4,346.88 had been raised by the
Please ring either me, Brenda, on
01953881792 or our secretary
GOOD SHOW! The rules are simple: first, a way as possible in decorating
THE UMBRELLA purchase an umbrella for £10 all your umbrella.
club by nine charity raising events Pam on 01953 884090 proceeds will go to charity, Thirdly, if you wish bring your
and of that £3,179 had already The photograph shows FESTIVAL
September 14th & 15th including 50% to this year's umbrella along to the Watton
been given earlier in the year, this incoming President Carol chosen charity Nelson’s Journey, Christian Community Centre on
total would be increased presenting outgoing President Now that we know the Carnival a fine local charity which helps Saturday, Sept. 14th, from 10 am,
following our Strawberry Tea due Val with her hydrangea. theme is ‘Festival of Colour’, the children who have lost someone for everyone to see and the public
race is on to see who can decorate who matters significantly in their to judge.
around The British Isles and a white umbrella in a feast of lives. The remaining 50% goes to Lastly, join the kaleidoscope of
Thetford debuting commissions written colours! Who can harness colours the Rotary Club to be distributed colour as the umbrellas are
Singers’ Summer exclusively about the local area in the most vivid, striking way? to Rotary Charities. paraded down the High Street on
by the composer Nils Greenshaw Consider the vibrant colours of UMBRELLA STOCKISTS Carnival Day on Sunday 15
Concert and directed by Chris Parsons. butterflies and birds . . . or Ivan Chubbock Garage Services, September.
For this Summer’s concert, titled Tickets for the performance are tropical fish . . . or so many Shipdham IP25 7RR Mon-Fri Last year was magical ; this year
‘An Ode to Thetford’, Thetford £8 and are available from The tropical creatures. What about the 08.30am-5.30pm Tel 01362 we would like to do even better. It
Singers will be performing in the Leaping Hare. riot of colour in a garden full of 820416. is time for Watton to show
beautiful surroundings of King’s We suggest you bring a blanket flowers? Or in so many clothes Bowles Walker, Breckland everyone what we can do! Let’s
Gardens in the town itself. and relax on the lawns as seating nowadays? Business Park, Watton IP25 6UP make this year’s Umbrella
The ever versatile group will be may be limited. We hope to see There are three classes for the Mon-Thurs 08.30am-5.30pm, Fri Festival . . . A BROLLY GOOD
singing a rang of folk songs from you there! Umbrella competition this year: 08.30-12.30 Tel 01953 885294. SHOW !!!
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Summer at
This summer the children at Watton
Westfield Infant and Nursery School have
been virtual explorers and all participated in
Passport Day 'travelling' around Poland,
China, Australia, France, Italy, Kenya,
Zambia and England! The children were
allowed to come to school in non-uniform
wearing dress representing another nation
or the colours of a flag they like. They
tasted food from around the world, trying a
range of traditional dishes provided by
Norse Catering and the Beijing Diner.
We have just enhanced our grounds and
provision for the children with the
installation of several pieces of outdoor
gym equipment. We have used some of our
PE grant which is money from the
government which 'must be used to fund
additional and sustainable improvements to Miss Cocks (TA & PE Instructor) couldn't wait to try the new gym equipment!
the provision of PE and sport, for the
benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2018 Over the next few weeks we have lots of community (pupils, staff, governors and
to 2019 academic year, to encourage the events to look forward to. Our Reception volunteers) would be able to join us
development of healthy, active lifestyles'. children are going on a trip to Banham Zoo between 3.30pm and 5pm for an informal
In the last twelve months we have worked and Key Stage 1 will be visiting the reception and a chance to see how
hard towards improving the children's Dinosaur Adventure Park. We will all be Westfield has changed since 1979 to this
activity levels, including taking part in the enjoying sports days with families invited, year! We would appreciate if those wishing
Daily Mile and sessions with an outdoor a whole school Purple Picnic in aid of to come along would call us on 01953
play leader. This has seen a reduction in the Nelson's Journey, and our annual PTA 882669 or email
percentage of children measured to be Family Fun Evening. to let us
overweight or obese in Reception, bringing The highlight of the summer is our 40th know. We look forward to seeing lots of
Watton's figures in line with the Norfolk Anniversary on Thursday 4th July. We old(er!) faces! Thank you.
average. would be delighted if any of our past school

number 78, Ellen Hatton, £25 136, Andi tackling local issues.
What’s on at St Osborne Well done Watton Evening WI.

Mary’s Church,
Watton Evening Watton U3A
Watton Paul Quant brought his book Double
Story Bags. Mondays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd WI Celebrates Vision - Sketches and Poems to show
July 9.30am at St Mary’s Church for 'Busy people get things done' is often the members. Paul, who now lives in
parents and preschool children each heard. This certainly applied when Saham Toney, originally came from
Monday term time only. Committee members and some helpers Long Sutton in Lincolnshire. He went
Watton Rainbow Brownies. Mondays got together to prepare for the 100th to agricultural college in Wisbech with
1st, 8th, 15th 22nd July 4.30-5.45pm at birthday of the Norfolk Federation of the hope of farming in the future.
St Mary’s Church Rooms for girls aged 5 WIs. Because he had no cash to buy land he
-7 years. The Rainbows will be meeting The hall was quickly transformed into a decided to teach primary school
each Monday at St Mary’s Church during banqueting room. Tables were laid, children. After teaching he went to be a
term time. flowers on tables with all the other groundsman eventually coming to live or niceties of good eating.The evening in Saham Toney. Paul told us he had
look on Facebook arrived and so did the members. Our always had a love of words, their sound
Coffee and Chat. Thursday 4th July guests, Margaret Collingwood, and use. He brought some of the many
10.00am – 12noon. A social coffee Federation Chair and Louise Casson, books he has written and published
morning at St Mary’s Church, all Federation Secretary looked around at including Double Vision - Sketches and
welcome. displays and information about sub Poems. Paul read out some of the
Sat 6th July 9.00am BOOT FAIR on St groups and outings. Glasses (the drinking poems and showed the relevant
Mary’s Church Green. Do you have variety) in hand we took our seats. sketches on screen. He was ably
unwanted household items, clothing or The buzz of companionable chatter was assisted by his wife Patti. We were
anything else that needs a new home? joyful. This is what WIs are meant to be invited to try and guess where the
This is your chance, come along and sell about. The culmination of 100 years of location of the sketches were, which
to others. Pitches prebooked £5, on the camaraderie, education and empowering were all places in Saham Toney. After
day £6 (if any available) set up from women moving to help society and move the talk the members could browse the
7.00am. For further details and to book, forwards in their own development. books and purchase Double Vision if
please speak to Linda Benton 01953 Plates of delicious food were served and they wanted. The book was delightful
884385 everyone appeared to enjoy the two with beautifully drawn sketches. A
Adventure. Sundays 7th, 14th & 21st course meal on offer. Tea, coffee and thoroughly interesting talk.
July 10.00am-11.30am free for 0-16 specially shaped biscuits were presented The speaker in June will be Leah Spencer
years. Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith and our special guests made informative with It's never too late to learn.
in Jesus Teaching, term time only. and amusing speeches. Our President, The no 1 pub lunch group will be going
Alpha Course. Thursday 27th June & 4th Hazel Gillingham had the final word with to The Chequers at Thompson on
July 7.30pm - 9.00pm at St Mary’s a delightful poem about friendship and Thursday 11th July.
Church the evening drew to a close (except for The no 2 pub lunch group will be going
Watton Community Cinema. Friday 12th the clearing up). Many members helped to The Waggon and Horses at Griston on
July 2.15pm, at St Mary’s Church with the process and it was time to go Tuesday 30th July.
“Arctic”. home, weary but satisfied. Our quiz teams came 2nd and 3rd at
Refreshment Café opens one hour prior The activities that regularly occur in our Ashill last month.
to screening. Tickets £5 available at the WI are many and varied, from lunch The garden visits group have visited
box office on the day (drink and cake club, book club, film nights, craft group various gardens last month.
included in the price.) and walking group to mention just some. The petanque group have had sessions at
Saturday Coffee Morning. Saturday 20th Visits are designed to appeal to different Thompson Community Hall with tuition
July 10.00am – 12noon A social coffee tasted from a vineyard, theatre and from Graham Beales a coach from Great
morning at walking with alpacas. So many ways to Ellingham petanque team. Anyone
St Mary’s Church on the 3rd Saturday of develop our interests and meet people wishing to join the group please get in
each month. All welcome. with a common aim. touch with Jenny Haines.
The May Winners of the 150 draw £50 Norfolk Day on July 27th probably needs Please contact our Membership Secretary
number 115 Jean Kershaw, £25 number no reminder but the WI is participating Christine Warne 01760 440820 if you
44 Richard Culling fully by providing refreshments and would like to become a member of would
The June Winners of the 150 draw £50 offering informative speakers who are like further details.
The Wayland News July 2019 Page 11

Watton Rotary
Unfortunately, our Rotary Roundup piece
was inadvertently missing from the June
edition of Wayland News, [Ed: My fault,
sorry!] so herewith a summary of our
events in May. There were 2 contrasting
speakers. Firstly, in-house with member
Paul Weatherill, who, over the years, has
been a regular visitor and conveyor of aid
to Poland. Many cities in the country
were devastated during the 2nd world
war, and Paul showed some video clips of
what it was like. In his younger years,
Paul accompanied the late Ruth Dwornik,
who was a leading Wattonian in gathering
and dispatching or escorting aid that to
that country; all very interesting, and
another side of Paul that few of us
realized. The following week we had a
Pictures Caption: In the absence of both the president and vice-president of the
talk from local vet Marcus Wilson. He
club, past-president David Branson presented the cups and certificates to Vicky
told us how he had wanted to be a vet
Ginger (above), and Allison & Gay, respectively (below)
from a very young age and the ‘journey’
that eventually brought him to Watton.
Very interesting with amusing anecdotes
about the behaviour of animals- and their
owners! It transpired that he had never
addressed a meeting or an ‘assembled
company’ before but such was the
competence of his delivery that one
would never have guessed it.
The end of May and early June was
dedicated to ‘statutory’ business in
preparation for the new Rotary year,
which starts on July 1st. our meeting of
the 4th June was our annual Vocational
Awards event, at which we present a cup
and illuminated certificate to the
individual and the group displaying
particular voluntary works over the last
year or so, as observed and reported to the
club and voted upon by members. The
individual selected for Vocational
recognition was Vicky Ginger of Griston. Watton Country Market
The citation stated that since Vicky
whirlwind since arriving in Griston a few
years ago she joined the parish council,
set up a neighbourhood watch scheme
and organised the village festivals in 2017
& 2018. She runs a Rainbows troop and
helps coordinate brownies and guides; she
organized the latter to assist us with our
umbrellas venture during the Carnival
parade. Furthermore, Vicky partakes in
runs raising funds for a number of
The Group Vocational Award went to the
Thursday Club (for the Physically
Handicapped). The Group was
represented by its Chairman, Gay
Skipper, and vice-chairman, Alison
Dickson; Alison gave a presentation on
the history and work of the Thursday
Club, with which she had been associated
for some 30 years, but pointing out that
Gay with her mum and the late Nell Horn
were founder members of the club nearly
50 years ago. The club is self-sufficient
relying solely on donations and grants, and, Watton Country Market was delighted to supplies. We are also able to tempt you
more recently bereavement collections. Its welcome our ‘Brand New’ Mayor and with our lovely freshly laid eggs but don’t
aim is provide and evening of stimulation regular customer Pat Warwick to the leave it too late if you want large, they
and entertainment for local adults with Market this month. We are looking always seem to sell out first!
disabilities on the 3rd Thursday monthly, forward to seeing Pat on a regular basis Thank you for the latest invitations we
together with birthday presents, an annual when she pops in for a shop either on have received for our ‘pop up’ stall to
outing and Christmas party. The Club has ‘official’ or ‘personal’ business and we attend, we are always pleased to get the
been officially registered with the Charity wish her well in her new post. chance to showcase our Market, and look
Commission since 1971. We have been very busy with our plant forward to being part of local events.
Another highlight of our June programme sales this month and the outdoor stall Please do not hesitate to contact us if you
was “Round the Houses” supper. This seems to be blessed with good weather so would like us to be part of something you
began with a reception at the home of our far, let’s hope it lasts! If not, you will of are organising locally.
vice-president, Peter Cowling, in Ashill, course be able to purchase from within Let us also remind you that goods can be
from whence attendees were dispersed in the hall. paid for by Credit Card now, so there is
groups of 4 to 6 to members across the Lots of other craft items are always no need to wait for the bank to open or
district from Hilborough to Griston for a available and we have an ever increasing visit the cash machine before you visit us
‘starter’ at various members’ homes range to tempt you, don’t forget that we these days. We are finding this method
moving round to another set of homes for can usually make something to personal of payment to be a real advantage for
the main course and finishing up for requirements, but please give us time to those that prefer not to use cash.
dessert and drinks at President Dr Mike produce it. Our Baking Team are busy as Come and find us at the Christian
Harvey’s abode - all fortunately ever and we are delighted to see our Community Centre, every Wednesday
undertaken under lovely weather. regular ‘early birds’ who look forward to 8.30 am – 11.30 am.
Martin Anscombe. our 8.30 opening to get their weekly
The Wayland News July 2019 Page 12

Watton Churches Together - July and down the High Street, passing familiar
buildings without really knowing their
 mobility/activity or if he seems to be in
St. Mary’s Church, Watton history. Unsurprisingly, this was seized  behaviour – including vocalisation or Follow us @StMarysWatton upon with alacrity, and Mike was given the grumpiness. Reduced interaction with
If I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me, job of writing it. your or other
on 01953 881439, I can then Once written, it was advertised both on the
email or telephone you back or arrange to meet up with you.  pets can be a sign that not all is well with
Council website and on the Watton your pet's health.
Thank you: Your Vicar, Revd Gerry Foster. Community Facebook page, as well as the
1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion There are a number of small changes that
Town Crier’s website. As a result, on can be made to our home which will have a
2nd Wednesday Morning Worship Friday 14 June 13 intrepid people followed
Thursdays 7.30-8.00am, 5.00pm - 5.30pm Parish Prayers big impact on the quality of your cat's life.
Mike around the town for 90 minutes. At Allow your cat to reach favourite places to
Saturdays 9.30am - 10.00am Parish Prayers the end, they all said how much they
5.00pm - 6.00pm Prayer & Praise rest by strategically placing boxes or items
enjoyed it, with positive comments posted of furniture for him to climb. Make sure he
Sundays 10.00am-11.30am ADventure-free for 0-16 yr on the Watton Community FB page.
term time only has a variety of cosy, well padded beds in
The next Walk is on Sunday 8 September, safe warm places that can be readily
Breakfast - Crafts - Games - Faith in Jesus Teaching meeting at Wayland Hall at 1:45pm. The
Please note change in office opening hours accessed. Your cat may enjoy the hammock
cost is £6 per person, with the proceeds -style radiator beds as they are very warm.
Church Office opens Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-12 noon going to the Mayor’s Charity Fund.
Tel: 01953 881252 Provide several litter trays in the house at
Payment is on the day and before the Walk all times, even if your cat has toileted
The Church will be open Wed 10.30-3.00pm & Thurs 10-
12.00 noon. You are welcome to come into church to enjoy
Thought for starts. To book, email Mike at and give your
outside all of his life. There are occasions
the peace and tranquillity, say a prayer & light a candle, or when an older cat will need an indoor tray
just to look round. Church members will welcome you and the Month name, telephone number and how many in
your party. If you have to cancel between
such as when its raining outside or if the
normal toileting site has frozen over and is
serve refreshments. Living the spiritual life in the modern booking and the Walk, please do let Mike
Sun 30th June 8.00am Holy Communion BCP hard to dig. Place water and food bowls in a
world by Fr Gordon Williams know. variety of easily accessible locations
10.30am Group Service at Carbrooke The spiritual life can begin by simply
Sun 7th 8.00am Holy Communion BCP around the house.
turning off the mobile phone and Caring for an older cat in his twilight years
10.00am Holy Communion
Sun 14th 8.00am Holy Communion BCP
discovering the true Self. We live in a
much noisier world today than our
Breckland Cats brings a tremendous joy and many owners
10.00am Informal Holy Communion actively decide to adopt an older cat
Sun 21st 8.00am Holy Communion BCP
ancestors did. We are subjected daily to the
noise of traffic, load music, radio. phones,
Protection because of the endearing qualities he can
offer. With his wandering days behind
10.00am Holy Communion & Holy Baptism washing machines, road works. The list is As your cat enters his golden years, he'll
Sun 28th 8.00am Holy Communion BCP need some extra understanding for his them, older cats tend to stay closer to home
endless! Health experts agree that this and appreciate gentle affection. Owners
10.00am 4th Sunday at 10 constant barrage of noise is damaging our changing lifestyle. Cats are generally
6.30pm Choral Evensong considered geriatric from around 12 years often comment on the special relationship
mental health. Symptoms include stress, they have with their older pet, enhanced by
anxiety, restlessness, poor sleep, and even of age and there are lots of simple steps you
Watton Methodist Church can take to ensure the later years of your some simple measures and an depression. It is said that most of us live understanding of his needs.
with 70 decibels of noise most of the day, cat's life are comfortable and happy. You
Every Wednesday the Church is open for quiet reflection and will be rewarded with a content pet, who is For help or advice or if you need assistance
prayer between 10.15am & 11.30am. It’s your quiet place. though we become unaware of it. This with the cost of neutering, please call us on
causes an inner disruption of the mind and often happy to spend much time quietly at
At 10.30am there is a half-hour Midweek Service in the Large home as a wonderful companion. 01842 810018. Rita Thompson.
Vestry led by the Minister or a Church Member. psyche.
Living in the modern world we need to The changes that happen during ageing are
Sun 30th June 10.30am Revd B Winner

Sun 7th
6.30pm Local Arrangement
10.30am Mrs L Folkes Church Anniversary
rediscover inner peace. We need more
silence in our daily lives. Even our
 Activity levels decrease and muscle tone Rocklands
churches are often wall to wall noise! reduces
6.30pm Miss J Woor
Sun 14th 10.30am Mrs E Warby To bring some peace and serenity into our  Appetite and/or fluid intake may change Flower Festival
 Vision and/or hearing may not be as
6th - 8th July
6.30pm Revd B Winner lives we need to make a few changes to our
Sun 21st 10.30am Mrs J Semmons daily routines. We need to ask ourselves, acute
6.30pm Revd B Winner how much ‘junk’ noise do I allow into my  Bowel and urinary system functions may All Saints Church are holding their annual
Sun 28th 10.30am Revd B Winner life? Are we allowing ourselves to be swept change Flower Festival from Saturday 6th July
6.30pm Local Arrangement along by the pace of modern living? Just to  The immune system may weaken until Monday 8th July from around 10am
give some precious time for quiet is an act  Light sleep may increase but deep sleep until around 5pm each day. As welll as the
Roman Catholic Community of sanity and kindness to yourself. Being decreases beautiful flowers in the Church there will
Each Sat 5.00pm Mass at Watton Methodist Church too busy all the time is why we lose touch  Coat condition may deteriorate be delicious home made frefreshments
with ourselves and then of those around us.  Age associated disorders may develop, served in the old Schoolroom and a bar-b-
St. Nicholas’ Church, Ashill We must ask ourselves, why are we so
Sun 7th 9.30am Lay Led Sunday Funday such as arthritis, diabetes, que will be operating from 12 noon on the
busy? Try waking up ten or fifteen minutes hyperthyroidism or renal impairment Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a
Sun 14th 10.00am Family Holy Communion
earlier than you usually do. The early  Psychological and behavioural changes cake stall, a bric-a-brac tent, a plant stall
Sun 21st 10.00am Morning Worship morning is calm and peaceful. Listen to the
Sun 28th 10.00am Holy Communion can occur, such as senility, aggression, and a book stall. All Saints Church dates
birds, feel the cool morning air outside. increased dependence or excessive back to the 16th Century with evidence it
St. George’s Church, Saham Toney Spend a few minutes just sitting with vocalisation. was standing in 1066, so it is worth a visit.
Sun 7th 11.00am Holy Communion awareness of your breathing and of the Some owners worry about mentioning Teas and coffees will be on offer on the
Sun 14th 11.00am Family Holy Communion wonderful mystery of simply being alive. problems they've noticed in their older cat Monday and all proceeds will go towards
Sun 21st 11.00am All Age Worship Just doing this you will be making space in as they fear the vet will say its serious or the upkeep of the Church, the old
Sun 28th 11.00am Holy Communion your life to just be truly present. I have a that the cat may need to be euthanised. Schoolroom and the grounds. To find us,
practice of getting up about 5.15am. First However, these concerns are often follow the B1077 and follow the signs.
S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, Carbrooke thing I do is watch the sun rise from my unfounded and your vet is there to help Turn along the Street opposite Ridgeons the
Sun 7th 10.30am Pet Service window in the summer. After a quick wherever they can. So talk to your vet and builders and either turn left along Mill Lane
Sun 14th 10.30am All Age Worship shower and that first cup of tea, it’s time for it is very important to take your older cat to and right at the crossroads, or go past the
Sun 21st 10.30am Holy Communion silent meditation for about half an hour. see the vet regularly to ensure he is not Shop and School and either straight ahead
Sun 28th 10.30am Ley Led Then I walk outside to breathe the clean air suffering or in hidden pain. There are lots right side and turn left into Rectory Road
of the morning listening to the birds and of treatments available for many of the and left just past the green, or left ahead
St John the Evangelist Church, Ovington take a little walk. This is my regular issues. into Low Lane and left at bottom and up
Sun 7th 9.30am Holy Communion practice. In this practice I try to bring some There are a variety of senior diets available the hill.
Sun 21st 10.30am All Age Worship peace into my daily life. This poem from to provide balanced nutrition aimed
the great Persian Sufi poet Rumi sums it specifically for older cats. Always ensure
‘The early breeze at dawn is the keeper of
that fresh water is on offer and provide Dereham Indoor
small meals little and often. Speak to your
All Saints Church, Threxton secrets. Do not go back to sleep! It is time
for prayer. Time to find what you really
vet about the most appropriate diet for your Bowls Club
older cat.
Our next service at All Saints Church Threxton need. Do not go back to sleep! The door of Is sited within Dereham Leisure Centre and
Older cats experiencing stiffness may find
the One is always open. Do not go back to have begun a Monday evening roll up
will be on Sunday 7th July at 10.30a.m. it more difficult to wash and groom. You
starting at 7 pm. This has proved popular
sleep!’ may need to help by grooming your cat
A warm welcome to all. gently with a soft brush. Some cats may be
and has had a good turnout. All new
bowlers are welcome.
sensitive to being touched or groomed in
Watton certain areas if they have pain or
Coaching for beginners continues on

Fountain of Life Church Heritage Walks discomfort.

In addition to your regular pet health
Saturdays for anyone wanting to learn to
bowl. The sessions are for adults juniors
The Well Christian Centre, Swaffham Road, and
Earlier this year, in a moment of madness, checks, your can should be seen by a vet if
Families starting at 10 am.
Ashill IP25 7BT Telephone 01760 441 902. Watton’s Town Crier, Mike Wabe, there are changes to his:
For more info contact Terry 01362525042
suggested to the Town Clerk that Watton  general health or just turn up.
7th July 10:00 & 18:00 14th July 10:00 & 18:00
really ought to have a guided Heritage  appetite and/or thirst First session free of charge
21st July 10:00 28th July 10:00  elimination of faeces and/or urine
Walk. He pointed out that people walk up
The Wayland News July 2019 Page 13

Saham Toney confirmation. Scoulton History on Display in Watton Wayland Men’s

At this point, it’s probably worth
Neighbourhood reiterating that in common with other Shed, Social Group
aspects of the Plan, the site allocation By the time this goes to print Wayland
Plan Update proposals we make will be
provisional, pending two formal
Mens Shed will be well into the start of
its 4th year, where has the time gone I
Shaping the future of Saham Toney!
stages of public consultation (the one ask myself, our Annual General
We have continued to make progress mentioned above and another when Meeting on 5th June went well with a
with site allocations and in early June the final version of the plan is good turn out of our members, our
we published more information about submitted), examination of the Plan committee is now in place for the year
them on our website - by a Government inspector, and a ahead with three new member taking the village referendum to vote on place of those that have decided to have
There you can find the independent site accepting the entire Plan. a well deserved break for the efforts they
assessment report, matrices Additionally, allocated sites must still have put in during the past 12 months.
summarising the results of those before go through the normal planning Our recent events have proved to be
and after our review on each site’s application process to gain well attended, our "Guest Speaker"
constraints against development, and permission to develop. Evening, on 24th May at our Hall in
the bulk of our draft site selection No doubt some of you are keen to Church Walk was Julian Horn (Editor of
report. Excluded from the latter for now find out how many houses we the Wayland News) who gave us all a
are our provisional ratings and rankings propose allocating and where, and we very enjoyable talk on the history of
of the sites. That is because we need to will provide that as soon as possible, Watton Town dating back as far as the
get our consultant’s opinion of those but we must balance a wish to make 13th century, a most informative and
and give site owners a chance to offer results public against having more enjoyable evening it was. Friday 31st
their own solutions to constraints which confidence they are valid. That means The Scoulton History Group will be museum for opening hours. The May was our "Quiz & Chips" evening at
were beyond our expertise or resources waiting for our consultant’s review presenting a display of their village picture of of the wedding of Loveday the Christian Community Centre, the
to resolve. and the post-assessment discussions history in the Museum 4 Watton from and Pease - but why does the boot evening was a sellout with 60
We have informed landowners where with site owners. So, all we can say July to September. Please contact the feature so prominently? Members,Friend and Guests attending,
such constraints exist and, at time of for now is the number of houses we the evening was enjoyed by all and will
to arrive at 14:00. The Plantation
writing, await their responses. We then
plan to hold discussions with those
currently have in mind is less than the
total proposed by the 7 pending
Great Hockham Garden is described as ‘a beautiful
be repeated again in a few weeks time,
date to be confirmed. Saturday 8th June
idiosyncratic gem of a garden’. There is
owners whose sites we propose to planning applications that are trying Gardening Club also the cathedral nearby.
was our "Dereham Railway High Tea
allocate, to gain their agreement to the to circumvent the site assessment Shropham Vicarage Garden Trip" this was from Dereham Station by
policy conditions for the site. process, and significantly less than We hope to reschedule the visit to Steam Locomotive, the wet day did not
Having had dry weather to the point Shropham in the near future.
In parallel we have completed our the total number originally proposed that our garden was beginning to spoil our enjoyment of the trip to
update of the Plan itself and its 12 by site owners. Edward Szczepanowski. Wymondham Abbey with Tea, Smoked
suffer quite badly, the sudden
volumes of evidence, and we are On the subject of those planning appearance of rain managed to Salmon Sandwiches, Cream Scones,
anticipating receipt of our consultant’s applications, please take a little time coincide with our monthly outside visit. Saham Toney and a variety of Cakes on the menu we
review of all those documents by the to look at them (you can find links on A phone call from Guy Barker, the did not even notice the rain falling onto
time you read this. Based on her our website) and make any comments gardener of Shropham Vicarage garden Village Hall the windows, now well fed we arrived at
recommendations and the results of to Breckland Council. We certainly and our host, confirmed the inevitable and (The Wells Cole Community Centre) our destination for a short walk in the
discussions with site owners we will hope they all get the same level of we had to cancel. Cancelling at the last We were lucky with the weather for now dry conditions followed by a steady
then be in a position to make public the village scrutiny and comment as we minute is always a joy as I am left with e- our car boot sale in May and the day trip back to Dearham to
provisional site allocations we are expect – and welcome – for our mailing, hoping for a reply, and then was a great success – we will be supprise,supprise more rain! on our
proposing. prosed site allocations, because we trying to phone all those who have better holding another one on 28thJuly 11- arrival, once again an enjoyable
Following that, and when we have think they are far less justified than things to do than sit watching their screen 2pm, fingers crossed for good afternoon was had by all and a note to
gained the Parish Council’s approval, we any of the sites we may propose. all day. weather, but we do have plenty of do it again next year. Our next event to
will publish everything for a formal 6- Meanwhile the Breckland Local Plan One consolation is that you get to space inside if it rains. look forward too is our "Old School
week public consultation, during which has been delayed again, this time by marvel at the variety of different We are holding a “Casino Royal” night House Garden BBQ" at our Hall on the
all parishioners will be able to give their an unfortunate administrative error on answer-phone messages that are on 20th July – a fun night with disco, 6th of July followed by our now fully
comments on the site allocations and all the Council’s part: so far, no revised available. I work through the list of hog roast and playing chips inc in the subscribed trip to the "Cromer Pier
the other updated and new policies in the date for that plan’s approval has been members, checking them off as I go, price of £15.00 pp. A great excuse to Show" with evening meal, on the 25th
Plan. Those include an important new made public. making a note as to who has come dress up and walk down a red carpet! of July. we really dont have time to get
policy aimed at preserving the village’s Finally, in the next couple of weeks, we back and by which medium. I’m half Get your tickets from the village hall or bored you know!. Well that me done
landscape and character which was will meet one of our new district way down the list and someone picks telephone Raechal on 07923440772 for now, my thanks to all members that
outlined at our last two village councillors, Tim Birt, who is already up the phone, “Oh, you just rang me”. September 28th sees our second Harvest have helped us over the past year
presentations. During the consultation taking a keen interest in our Plan and Oh no, what have I done? Turns out Fun day – this will include a craft fayre. without you we cant do it all.
we will arrange a number of village we also hope to meet with our other they had popped round to a friend – a If you would like a table please email Remember you are always welcome to
meetings to give the village a chance to new district councillor, Helen Crane. friend further down my list. As most for pop in for a cupp when we are open, the
better understand all the changes that As usual, if you have any comments or people have better things to do than details. kettle is allways on. We are open
have have made since the previous questions on any of this or anything sitting beside their phone all day, I’m Details of events can be found on our Mondays & Wednesdays 9.30am to
consultation in the spring of 2018 and to else to do with the Neighbourhood still trying to make contact with half a website: 1pm and Fridays & Saturdays 10am to
ask questions. Our current thinking is Plan, if you would like a more personal dozen members as the start-time of Or look us up on our Facebook page. 1pm (Computer group days), Enquiries
that the consultation will start between visit to a local group, or if you' would the meeting passes. Our hall is available to hire, if you are Tel;01953 881004. e mail:
mid-July and mid-August but do please like to be added to our mailing list, Our next visit will be on the 10thof July. looking to hold a function or club event waylandmensshed Cheers
watch out for announcements in future please get in touch with Chris Blow on It will be to the Plantation Garden, 4, we may be able to help, please send for now. Richard Adams,Chairman
issues of Wayland News, on posters 01953 880915 or at Earlham road, Norwich, NR2 3DB. your enquiries to WMS
around the village and on our website for Leave Hockham Village green at 13:25
Notes from Griston
Parish Council
Griston Parish Council held its first
meeting after the Elections on 15th May
2019. No election was held in Griston,
but there are two new members of the
Parish Council who were elected
unopposed. There is now a full
complement of seven Councillors.
They are: David Barnett, who was
elected as Chairman. Marie McGuiness
who was elected as Vice Chairman.
Other members are Tracey Johnson,
Nicky Hornsey, Peter Ginger, Bryan
Reece and John Ashdown.
The Parish Council will meet the first
Wednesday every alternate month, in
Griston Parish Church, meetings begin
at 7:30pm. The Parish Council Meeting
is an open meeting, all are welcome.
The dates of the meetings for the year
are: 3rd July 2019, 4th September 2019,
6th November 2019, 8th January 2020,
4th March 2020, and 6th May 2020.
Jean Williams, Parish Clerk.
The Wayland News July 2019 Page 14

Dance-Away at Sam Steggles -Fielding Cottage Goats

The Queens Hall
Saturday July 6th, August 3rd
& September 7th
7.30pm - 10.30pm
Ballroom, Latin & Sequence
Bar - Raffle

Ashill & Holme tendencies were there from an named ‘Ellingham Cheese’ a feta on Norfolk Market. Cheese can
early age. After a less than stellar type cheese, after the village also be bought at the Goat Shed
Hale Garden Club scholastic period he went to where they lived. With a £5,000 in Honingham, just off the A47.
On May 23rd over 50 members agricultural collegein Shropshire, new business award he expanded Sam brought samples of all his
of Ashill & Holme Hale Garden choosing the course with the least the business so that in 18 months lovely cheeses, which members
Club welcomed local Norfolk lectures and most girls. On they now had 300 goats and new heartily tucked into and also took
Goat farmer, cheesemaker and graduating he returned to Norfolk machinery for cheese making. the opportunity to purchase some
entrepreneur Sam Steggles. Sam and began selling poultry Over the last 7 years the business of his cheeses.
gave a very engaging and equipment for a major company, has developed both in size and Sam gave a very entertaining and
enlightening presentation on how but along with his wife they also location, moving to the self-deprecating talk and it was
he started his now highly bought 10 goats from a cumbrian ‘Goats Shed’ at Honingham. In wonderful to hear the story of a
successful business producing farmer in 2009 and started to 2019 the business produces 3 small local business becoming so
Goats cheese for many of the milk their goats initially for their different cheeses, Norfolk successful. A lovely afternoon
major national supermarkets. own and their friends and Mardler (waxed cheese), enjoyed by all.
Born on a farm and with a family’s consumption. After Wensum White (a melt in the The July meeting of the Ashill &
passion for animals he was given going on a chess making course mouth Brie style cheese) and Holme Hale Garden Club is on
his first animal for his 12th on the Isle of Skye Sam started to their original feta style Ellingham Thursday July 25th at 2.30pm at
birthday, a Jersey cow named make goats cheese, which they Cheese. They now employ 10 Holm Hale Pavilion. Our speaker
Sophie. He milked the cow each started to sell at local farmers people and supply thousands of is Richard Hobbs who will be
day after school, then sold the markets in Norfolk to rave packs of cheese per week to talking on how to look after
milk to his mother, who then reviews and from here the Tesco, Waitrose, Morrissons as Trees & Shrubs. New members
gave it back to him to drink! business has gone from strength well as local outlets like Jarrolds always welcome.
Clearly the entrepreneurial to strength. Their first cheese was in Norwich and the Cheese Stall

opportunities failed to secure a music hall artistes. a heritage site, on the west coast of
West Norfolk position as a result of bad timing At this juncture, Nigel took a more Ireland, dedicated to the memory
and, flippancy at the interview. The serious direction and explained of Guglielmo Marconi, what he
Aviation Marconi radar research interview how the magnetron operated using had achieved and, a legacy: that of
Society was more successful, probably, he props he’d taken from a being the first person to transmit a
said, as a result of nepotism. microwave oven. He then radio signal across the Atalantic in
There were two members of the He met a number of characters mentioned the radar system on 1901. David skilfully worked into
WNAS meeting this month both there who had their own stories to which he had worked at Marconi’s his dissertation, the coincidence of
delivering talks contemporary with tell: older colleagues who had met which was so large that power the location of another momentous
a bygone era: Marconi, Alcock and Marconi and his clever engineer consumption was capable of occasion: when, in 1919, two
Brown by Nigel Tooth and David Charles Franklin; another who draining a small power station. He military men, John Alcock and
Allen. might have witnessed the bombing concluded by saying that research Arthur Brown became the first
Firstly Nigel took to the stage and of Dublin Bay by the Germans as a in this particular field was largely men to fly across the Atlantic in
gave an entertaining account of his result of the British ‘beam bending’ made redundant by advances in an aeroplane, landing close to the
interest in electronics which began techniques and, yet another who technology relating to signal site of the first radio transmission.
as a schoolboy when he spotted the claimed the E1189 won the war detection rather than generation. With questions about the
enormous Chain Home radar and not the Lancaster, the Spitfire There then followed a small aforementioned topics David
defence masts at Bromley Heath in or Winston Churchill. The E1189 interlude where the well-stocked concluded the evening with a
Essex from the windows of the was a cavity magnetron which was bar at the Mundford Bowls Club competition designed to pit his wits
school bus. an essential component used in was made available and the against those of the audience –
After leaving school he recounted airborne radar systems during the complimentary buffet could be nobody knows who won.
stories of attempts he’d made at battle of Britain in WW2. To add enjoyed while the raffle was being All welcome to the meets which
securing a job at the Royal Aircraft flesh to some of these characters, called. are to be found on:
Establishment, the BBC and several comparisons were made David then gave an account of his www.westnorfolkaviationsociety.o
Marconi. The first two between Hollywood actors and own experiences of having visited Author: Simon Booth
The Wayland News July 2019 Page 15

Shipdham & of sorting through his possessions. Amidst

the dust of her old life, Ruth discovers a Grand Second Hand Book Sale
District Book Group hidden diary from the eighteenth century,
The book discussed at the meeting on written by her ancestor, Thomas Erskine.
As she sifts through the ancient pages of
15th May was The Shell Seekers by
the past, Ruth is pulled into a story that
Rosamunde Pilcher. This is a family saga
inspired by the picture of the same title she can't escape. As the youngest son of a
painted by the fictitious artist Lawrence noble family Thomas's life starts in
genteel poverty, but his extraordinary
Stern with his daughter Penelope Keeling
experiences propel him from the high seas
and her children as central characters, plus
others gathered through Penelope’s life. to Lord Chancellor. Yet, on his journey
At 64 she has had a mild heart attack and through life, he makes a powerful enemy
who hounds him to the death and beyond.
is about to begin a new phase of her life in
Ruth has opened a door to the past that
On the whole the book was well received she can't close, and meets a ghost in her
including by those who had read it before family tree who wasn't invited. She will
have to draw upon new friends and old in
when published in the 80s and more
what will become a battle for her very
recently. Obviously some attitudes and
life styles seem a little dated although it survival.The inspiration for The Ghost
was agreed that the characters are well Tree lies in Barbara Erskine's own
personal history branching back to the
drawn as are the events and places.
days of Thomas Erskine, her five times
Favourable comments included liking the
way the characters are revealed through great grandfather.
their actions; a comparison with an The book had a good reception with most
upmarket Mills and Boon but a treat for comments favourable including: the
unusual plot linking members of the
anyone liking family stories; an easy read
if a little too flowery and predictable and author’s family with a gap of several
an enjoyment of the study of the people centuries; the idea of short sections
making it easier to read a longer novel; Our next sale is on Saturday 13th sizes from 6 to 1500 pieces, and a up on the Millennium Green, and of
and their relationships and different July at Thompson Community Hall selection of children’s DVDs. Lots course there’s a play area there.
historical references written as though
attitudes to money. Queries arose from 10am until 4pm. As usual to keep everyone amused during the We are particularly looking for
including were funerals simpler to arrange seen first hand by the 18th Century family
member; the build up of the plot and there will be a HUGE new selection holidays, with everything fully more toys and teddies, but ALL
in the 1960s and 70s than now (from of titles for you to browse including checked beforehand. donations will be gratefully
experience almost certainly) and would much more. Criticisms included: too
many characters; Ruth the narrator seems fiction, non-fiction, poetry and a Refreshments will be available until received. Items can be left at
someone in their early 60s really be greater-than-usual number of 3.30 pm including hot and cold Thompson Community Hall or with
to move from place to place very
considered by a daughter to need constant children’s books. Remember, our drinks, ice creams, sweet and us in Griston. Collection can be
care, clearly a sign of a changed atiitude to frequently with them becoming
increasingly remote as the threats intensify prices start at just 10p, with NO savoury snacks, and light lunches. arranged by giving us a call or via
age and retirement in the present. To BOOK COSTING MORE THAN We aim to cater for all dietary TCH on
giving some concern for her mental state;
anyone who read it in the late 80s changes ONE POUND. For this Children’s needs including vegetarian, vegan,
the ending was sudden and inconclusive
in society are shown but so are some Special we’ll also have new and pre gluten, and dairy free. There will be Entry is free, so you are warmly
attitudes and variations in family and anomolies included the suggested rate
of pay for a midshipman in the 18th -loved toys, all sorts of games whole cakes and savouries to take invited to come along and see for
characteristics which we all recognise including family, computer, and away too. Fun have-a-go games, yourself. Many thanks,
Century and if an evil spirit continues to
today. It is definitely a good holiday read, board ones, jigsaws of various stalls, and story-telling will be set Keith & Caroline 880153.
inhabit members of a family for
probably for the females of the species!
In June we discussed The Ghost Tree by generations when does it stop? Although
lengthy it was a page turner with all but
Barbara Erskine. The past is about to
become the present when Ruth returns to
one finishing it. Westfield's
For our July meeting we are reading
Edinburgh after many years of exile.
Left rootless by the death of her estranged Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s
Stone by JK Rowling.
40th Birthday
father, she is faced with the daunting task
We are delighted to be holding an
after school reception on Thursday 4th
July 2019 from 3.30pm to 5pm to
celebrate Westfield’s 40th
Anniversary! Current staff will be
available to show you around the
school and refreshments will be
All previous staff, pupils, governors Westfield’s 30th Birthday Celebration Cake - where are you all now?
and volunteers are welcome to come
and see how we have changed over the occasion, please do get in touch. We contact with. Please ask them to
years, from 1979 to today! We would would love to see them and will take contact the school on
like to display a small exhibition good care of them until they are to let
of photographs and memories of the returned to you. us know they are coming.
school community and events to Please also feel free to share this If you have any special requirements,
reminisce with. If you have any items invitation with other members of the please do let us know.
you would happily loan for the Westfield community you may be in We look forward to seeing you!
The Wayland News July 2019 Page 16

Watton (Loch Neaton) Bowls Club

The annual ‘Watton Coral Challenge by Watton with Shropham and was rounded off with afternoon tea
Cup’ was held at the Sports Centre Bradenham coming second and third and a raffle in the clubroom.
bowls green on Sunday the 9th June . respectively. Watton ‘A’ (Harry The photograph shows the club
It’s the 11th year that the club has Moult, Sandy Vellam, Graham president John Hunter presenting
hosted this event with teams Vellam and Malcolm Hamilton) beat the Trophy to the Watton team
competing from Hingham, Hingham ‘B’ 30 -14 and Watton captain Graham Vellam.
Bradenham, Shropham, Wicklewood, ‘B’ (Mike Mitchell, Pat Prior, Ollie Many thanks to Coral for sponsoring
Harling and Watton. Millington and Colin Hill) beat the event.
This year the competition was won Shropham ‘B’ 21-14. The afternoon

to give you a boost, don’t forget to Watton. It is proposed that we will

Summer at recover in the bar with a tea or coffee, meet to play and socialise two morning
a nice cold smoothie or a bacon roll! If and one evening per week, days and
the Sporty you fancy something a little more
competitive and working in a team, we
times as yet to be confirmed,
Playing fees and membership will be
We have some incredible events taking
have free rounders at 2pm on Saturday minimal, new members require only
place at Watton Sports Centre this
afternoons with drink deals on in the Flat bottomed shoes (slippers) or
summer including two special tribute
bar. Make the most of a quiet Sunday socks, if you have no Bowls we will
nights and back by popular demand the
with our half price Sunday deal on all have some available for you to borrow
Classic Car Show. Join the party with
racket sports and indoor ball games. until you can purchase your own
our Take Off That tribute on the 20th
(second-hand ones often available).
July or haul out those flares for an
Apart from Bowling we will also be
Abba tribute on the 24th August,
tickets are available from reception,
Loch Neaton organising social activities and events
and hope occasionally to be joining in
with discounts for members and early
bookings. Don’t forget to add the 21st
“Short Mat” social events with our friends and
fellow players at the "Outdoor Bowls
July to the diary for the Classic Car
Show; bigger and better than last years Bowls Club Club" already established at Watton
Sports Centre.
and free to all. Following interest from several Bowls For further information and to keep
Fun for all the family at the weekends players we are in the process of updated on our opening date please e
kicking off with Park Run on Saturday
mornings a 5km route around Loch
forming a new "Short Mat" Bowls
Club in Watton, our venue will be
mail your details
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