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Issue 91 June 2013

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Dear Readers, At last Summer is here! Now our anxious wait for its arrival is over we can sit back and enjoy the sunshine. There are some wonderful events to visit this month. I would like to thank all our advertisers who support us so regularly and make your community magazine possible. Best Wishes Marje

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Table Top and Car Boot Sale Every 2nd Sunday April-December 2013 November will be the 3rd Sunday 8am - 1pm The Table Top Sale will be in the dinner hall at Norwich Road School, whilst the Car Boot Sale will be in the playground £5 a table/pitch (payable on the day) We have a limited number of tables for use, but you are more than welcome to bring your own. Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Hot Dogs, Burgers or Bacon Rolls will be on sale. There will also be sweets available to buy for the children Call Ed Godfrey on 07748 503297 to reserve a table or pitch

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Services at St Cuthbert's Sunday 2nd June  - 8.00am Holy Communion 10.30am All Age Worship 6.30pm Choral Evening Prayer Sunday 9th June - 8.00am Holy Communion 10.30am Holy Communion Sunday 16th June - 8.00am Holy Communion 10.30am Civic Service with Rev Julian Sanders the Mayor's Chaplin preaching Sunday 23rd June - 8.00am Holy Communion 10.30am Holy Communion Sunday 30th June - 8.00am Holy Communion 10.30am Holy Communion Sunday 7th July - 8.00am Holy Communion 10.30am All Ages Worship 6.30pm Choral Evening Prayer In addition to the above there will be services of Holy Communion each Wednesday at 10.30am and each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Morning Prayer at 9.00am.

You will be entertained with singing, dancing and piano recitals performed by members of the Yew Tree School of Cultural Disciplines. The event is being held to raise funds for Sue Ryder in their 60th year. Sue Ryder provides incredible care for life changing and incurable illnesses. Entry is by bringing a filled donation bag. Refreshments will be served in the interval. Everyone is welcome.

Thetford Festival of Talent 2013 AT LAST IT’S ALL HAPPENING !!!!!!!! From 27-30th June At Thetford Methodist Church (opposite Specsavers)

In aid of Cancer Research U.K. Grand Opening by Baroness Shephard on Thursday 27th at 7.30pm with Exhibition of Talent, music and refreshments Join in making a collage of THANKs Friday and Saturday 10am to 4pm Exhibition of Talent and craft for sale 10am to 4pm Saturday 29th Outdoor entertainment all day Stalls and refreshments throughout the Festival Sunday 30th Festival All Age Worship at 10.30m Exhibition open Sunday from 2 to 4pm

FESTIVAL of TALENT All Age Worship Thetford Methodist Church, Tanner Street

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RSPB June Events RSPB and Natural England Wildlife and Heritage Guided Walk Where: Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve When: Friday 7th June, 10am-1pm Free guided walk at Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve Please ensure you bring outdoor clothing, (long trousers essential), sturdy footwear and binoculars if you have any. Booking is essential, please contact thebrecks@rspb.org.uk / 01842 756716. On booking you will be given information about the site, how to get there, the meeting point and what we expect to see. RSPB Information Stands Where: Brandon Country Park, Bury Road, Brandon, IP27 0SU When: Friday 14th June A friendly member of the RSPB Brecks Team will be at Brandon Country Park from 10am-3pm, why not come and say hello? You will find out about the wildlife you might see in the Park and be able to learn more about the Brecks landscape which is jam packed full of wildlife and is rich in its heritage. Everyone is welcome and there will be some mini-activities and information about the RSPB available. Hope to see you there! RSPB Woodland Wonders Where: Brandon Country Park, Bury Road, Brandon, IP27 0SU When: Sunday 23rd June Join the friendly RSPB Guides from 10am-3pm for a unique chance to get a close up look at some of the woodland birds that can be spotted at Brandon Country Park. While you are having a close up look the RSPB Guides will be on hand to tell you how to identify them and what makes them so special, from ultra-violet Blue Tits and how on earth Woodpeckers can drum! You can also find out how to give nature a home in your garden, becoming a warden of your very own nature reserve! Everyone is welcome.

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Euston Rural Pastimes Event Back for It's 22nd Year The ever popular family show is returning on Sunday 9th June at Euston Park, 3 miles south of Thetford on the A1088. This is a large country fair which showcases many crafts, displays and country pursuits. The main ring, this year will have The Devil's Horsemen, a fantastic display team, which will perform a thrilling show of horsemanship in cossack costume at full gallop! Our normal exciting list includes The Gamegoer Gundogs, Sheepdog display, Gundogs, hawks and Ferrets. There is a parade of machinery past and present. The Suffolk ring has a national Horse show including, Suffolks, Shires, Percherons and Clydsdales. A new event this year is The Sheep Dogs trials the same as “One man and his Dog ”which has attracted 80 entries already. On Saturday 8th the flower festival starts in St Genevieve's Church, this year's theme being Rural Crafts. There are lots of attractions for Children including donkey rides, animal displays, face painting, a climbing wall, dog agility and many more. The sheep show returns, by popular demand for the third year running. As with all shows, we are delighted that we have a full house of tractors, classic and vintage cars, bicycles, traction engines and stationary engines. Finally our star turn this year is the first appearance of a unique Tractor a WW1 artillery HOLT 75, fully restored and kindly loaned for its first outing by Mr Paul Rackham of Bridgham. Cost:- Adults £9, Children under 12 £3 and under 5's free. Car parking is free. Disabled access via the main Euston Gate, there is a dial-aride service available. Dogs, on leads, are very welcome. Since its launch, the event has continued to be an excellent value family show, which raises much needed funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care and local Churches, we very much look forward to seeing you. Doors open 10am on Sunday June 9th. We are so fortunate to be allowed to use the magnificent Euston Park, by kind permission of our President Duke Harry Grafton. Website:- www.eustonruralpastimesevent.org.uk.

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Thetford Past and Present

The past photograph was taken in 1974, soon after King Street was pedestrianized. This area of King Street has had numerous changes to its appearance since the late 1960s. The latest of these has just been completed and includes a water feature. Past photograph from the David Osborne collection.

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Vocalease Hit the High Notes

This popular event in the Bury calendar had extra significance on this occasion, with several members of the audience making a special effort to support the school either as past parents or pupils. Many of those in the audience sang the praises of “Vocalease’, and commented on the group’s professionalism, especially the high standard of performance. One audience member said that they ‘could not believe the pupils were from a school’. Later that week, having had a few hours to draw breath, ‘Vocalease’ performed at the Mayor-making ceremony in Thetford to a packed Guildhall. Several of the singers that evening had also just taken their ABRSM music examinations earlier in the day, so it was a very busy time in Thetford’s Music department.

Thetford Grammar School’s elite choir, ‘Vocalease’ has been hitting the high notes again with an excellent lunchtime concert in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, as part of the Cathedral`s music celebrations. The performance was part of the Cathedral’s popular lunchtime recital series and the choristers did not disappoint their audience with a display of pitch-perfect singing.

Thetford’s head of Music, Dr Stoppard thanked the current members of ‘Vocalease’(pictured above) for all their hard work and preparation. Dr Stoppard also thanked Thetford Grammar School’s specialist music teachers who spend many hours preparing the schools young musicians for their examinations and performances. Finally Dr Stoppard credited the choir for their efforts and for such a wonderful series of events.. By James Betts

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The Thomas Paine Society 50th Anniversary Celebration Saturday 8th June 2013 11am

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On Saturday June 8th, the Thomas Paine Society will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in Thetford. The Society was formed in 1963 as a result of the furore that erupted about the intention to unveil a statue to Thomas Paine in Thetford which made the national press and television. The Society wished to try and set the record straight about the radical writer's life and works. It was never the intention to adulate Paine and the initial meeting of the Society included the philosopher Bertrand Russell and historian E.P. Thompson amongst a number of other luminaries. The Society's first president Michael Foot served until his death in 2010. The Thetford event marking the Society's 50th anniversary is open to all and starts at 11am with a brief introduction about the Society at Thetford Grammar School (Paine's old school) followed by the laying of a floral tribute at the Thomas Paine Statue before walking to Thomas Paine Hotel (Paine's birthplace) for lunch. At 2pm in the Small Court of Thetford Guildhall, the Society Chair, Chad Goodwin and Paul Myles from Lewes will talk about Paine's works and recent research findings. Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

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The Mayor of Thetford 2013/2014 Councillor Stuart Wright I am delighted to serve as the Mayor of Thetford for 2013/14. As a Thetford “boy” it is a great honour to be Mayor and especially so, for a town that vies with London and Winchester as being the oldest mayoralty in the country. I attended Norwich Road and Thetford Grammar Schools before going to study Civil Engineering at Southampton University. I subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst working at KPMG in Norwich where I met my wife Denise. Our children Jacob and Elizabeth attend local schools and I am a Governor of Norwich Road School. I am keen to encourage the young people of Thetford to learn about the town’s heritage and develop a greater sense of pride and belonging in their community. I have worked with numerous agencies including the town council in trying to develop initiatives that bring investment into the town and look to encourage further investment that enhances Thetford. I have been Chairman of the Thetford Society for 10 years and I have a strong interest in the history of Thetford and the surrounding area. I have worked to promote Thetford’s tourist offer for many years and continue to strive to raise the profile of the town whenever I can. As Treasurer of the national Thomas Paine Society I provide a link with the town of his birth. It was pleasing to be involved in the 2009 Thomas Paine celebrations organised by the local Tom Paine 200 Committee. I spent nearly 10 years as a Board member of Keystone Development Trust and was involved in the transition of Thetford Tourism & Heritage Partnership to a constituted body that delivers the Thetford’s Heritage Open Days and Thetford Festival each year. The Festival provides a wide range of family orientated activities appealing to all ages and it is because of this broad appeal to all, why I have chosen it as my chosen charity for the year. I became involved in the Dad’s Army guided walks when they were launched in 2004 and the success of these led to the opening of the Dad’s Army Museum in the town in 2007. As chairman of the museum I was proud to see how the hard working volunteers have delivered my idea for a Mainwaring statue, expanded the museum and now acquired Jones’s Van. I was instrumental in the formation of the Thetford Players drama group which now delivers an annual pantomime and other shows during the year. I also developed a historical character walk for the Players which brings Thetford’s history to life. I try to support as many town events as I can and seek to encourage others to get involved and support the numerous activities that take place in the town. My children are also active in a number of organisations in the town. I am a regular supporter of the town’s football and rugby clubs and take an interest in all aspects of sport in the community. One of my aspirations is the provision of further sporting facilities in the town. I was first elected to the town council in 2007 and since then have been involved with the enhancement of the facilities at the Carnegie Room as well as bringing St Peter’s church back into use. The Mayor’s Civic Service will take place on Sunday 16th June 2013, 10.30am at St Cuthbert’s Church, Thetford. The Service will be conducted by The Revd Canon Bob Baker together with Julian Sanders, Chaplain to the Mayor of Thetford. Please join us for refreshments after the Service in the Large Court, Guildhall Complex .

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The Thetford Players “Thetford Historical Character Walk” returns Following on from the success of last year’s Thetford Historical Character Walk by members of the Thetford Players, the Historical Walk will return throughout the summer of 2013, promising to be even better than last year! The Walk will once again include Thomas Paine - EnglishAmerican political activist, author, political theorist, revolutionary and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Paine will be joined by many other characters, including Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Radcliffe (former owner of the Bell Inn), Father John Brame of St. Mary’s Priory, and perhaps the most famous of all – Boudica, leader of the British Iceni tribe. The script, written by Stuart Wright, member of the Thetford Players and Mayor of Thetford, has been rewritten for 2013 and features additional characters to those featured last year, who played a part in the town’s remarkable history, such as Charles Burrell and Henry Cabell (one of the founding families of Australia). The wheelchair-friendly round walk lasts just under 90 minutes and takes in the most historic parts of Thetford, starting in what is now known as Whitehart Street (formerly Bridgegate Street) where Paine was born in 1737, ending at King’s House in King Street, fittingly by the golden statue of Paine. Thanks to a recent grant awarded by Moving Thetford Forward, the Thetford Players have been able to purchase additional authentic costumes overseen by Wardrobe Mistress, June Lewis, who will also be able to purchase material to make other costumes. Further details, including ticket prices, are available through The Leaping Hare Tourist Office, Belmont House, 20 King Street, Thetford, IP24 2AP Tel: 01842 751975. The dates of the Walks are Sun. 30th June, Sun. 25th August and Sun. 20th October 2013 from 2pm. The Walks are suitable for all ages.

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Keep up-to-date with the Thetford Players through Facebook, Twitter or by visiting our website at www.thetfordplayers.co.uk facebook.com/thetford.players twitter.com/thetfordplayers 1. Thomas Paine (played by Stuart Wright) 2. Father John Brame (played by Jo van der Hulks) 3. Boudica (played by Sally Sexton) 4. Betty Radcliffe - Landlady of the Bell Inn (Liz Jump) 5. Susannah Holmes (played by June Lewis)

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Breckland Cats Protection Tel: 01842 810018 We have taken in 3 pregnant females in one week. Can anyone tell me why owners don’t get their cats neutered then want to hand them in when they are expecting kittens? All we are told is “I was just about to get her done” or “I don’t have time to take her to the vet”. Taking on a pet is a privilege not a right and carries responsibilities. Several older cats are also being abandoned and we have 3 cats of 10 plus in our care. One poor little scrap hadn’t been neutered and consequently tested positive for FIV so will need to be an indoor cat. He had ear mites, scabby skin, a very bad tooth and is a bag of bones. Harry has been neutered, had the tooth removed and the ears cleaned and a fosterer is giving him the tlc he deserves at his time of life. Are these cats being thrown out because they are getting to an age where they need vet treatment? If anyone can offer them a safe, loving home we may be able to help with ongoing vet treatment and they will reward you with love and companionship.

We are still looking for a home for Keira who is almost 6 years old and has been in our care for almost a year. She needs a quiet home with no other pets and no children. Keira loves her treats and is affectionate to her fosterer. Once you have won her trust she will make a lovely companion as she likes to be with you and follows you around like a dog. Pets at Home are running a charity weekend for us on 7th, 8th and 9th June so please go along and support it. We have a clairvoyant evening on 14th June in Thetford Guildhall Large Court, starting at 7.30pm. There is only room for approx. 100 people so buy your tickets now for this popular event. Tickets are £10 each and can be purchased on 01842 754670 or 01638 718330.

Bingo Night We hope to raise funds on Wednesday 12th June at the Royal British Legion, 97 London Road, Brandon IP27 0EL with a Bingo Night 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

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enables us to keep our cost down to an administrative fee of £7 for the two days.

Whoʼs a Summer Singing Star? For the last six years, children in Thetford have become stars overnight, taking part in Thetford Voicesʼ two day Summer Singing Workshop. Meeting on an August morning, forty or so 6-16 year olds have worked with experienced song leaders to master a programme of songs, before astonishing their parents and friends on the following evening with a concert full of verve, charm and musicianship. Now we are at it again! On August 6th and 7th. This year's theme - Songs of Stage and Story - promises our liveliest show so far. It has been really difficult to limit to a mere ten our selection of the great songs that celebrate the characters and events of favourite books and stories, often as numbers from music theatre or film. We have Les Miserables and The Hobbit alongside songs about Pooh Bear and, by special permission of Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon, the Swallows and Amazons. And that's literally just the half of it, with more choruses, part-songs, classics and surprises in the mix. Christopher Wray (who later this year will be introducing a children's choir to the prestigious Dartington Summer Festival) heads our team of experienced and CRB validated leaders. With group sessions within the programme, we pay particular attention to matching material to the age and experience of participants. And while there is plenty of concentrated singing to get to performance standard, there are breaks, refreshments, a party tea and plenty of laughs along the way.

So all young singers from 6-16, from beginners to the experienced, are Invited to come along on Tuesday 6th August. To sign up and for further information, pick up a Booking Form at school, or from Thetford Music Project's website (thetfordmusicproject.org.uk), telephone John Weeks on 01842 820060 or email thetfordvoices@gmail.com. See you there..

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Thetford Probus The May meeting was held at Hanbury Court on May 7th. The Chairman Trevor Burlingham welcomed everybody, and then asked the club to observe a minutes silence in memory of Reg Robinson who had recently passed away, this was followed by a few words from Charles Napier about Reg and his long career in public service as a Health Inspector.

The speakers for the meeting, Gill Price and Liz Hodgson, who gave us a brilliant talk on their recent three week holiday in Nepal, which had been carefully planned to give a range of activities and environments, the first week took them trekking on part of the Annapuma circuit, in the second week they travelled south to the Chitwan district where they visited the birthplace of Buddha, bathed with elephants and rode on on their backs through the jungle in search of rhino and tigers, the final week saw them back in the Kathmandu area where they immersed themselves in the culture of the country. The lively talk was illustrated by an interesting slide show of Photographs, Liz and Gill also spoke about their delivery of winter clothing and wind up torches (kindly donated by Thetford folk) to the Sherpa Village project. Peter Mathews thanked them on behalf of the club and members showed their appreciation in the normal way. Club Announcements The summer outing will be to London on 17th July book with Mike Lewis on 01842 750690, the Summer Garden lunch will be held on the 18th June at 8 Abbeygate bookings to Mike Lewis on 01842 750690 . The club have donated the money for a hanging basket in the town centre. Colin Armes Press Secretary Thetford Probus 9 Jellicoe Place Thetford IP24 2JU Tel: 01842 761758. Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

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Admirals Academy Science Spectacular Twelve scientists from a range of local industries gave up their time to promote a day of scientific enquiry amongst the children of Admirals Academy. The day was co-ordinated by Helen Brown from the John Innes Centre with the help of Admirals Academy teacher Janette Eyles and was inspired by the weekly science club that they have worked hard to establish. The after school club was supported by students from Thetford Academy sixth form and the UEA Science Ambassador. The day started with the children from the science club being presented with prizes in recognition of their scientific work. Morgan Yates and Madison Lahaie won first prize for their presentation on 'How Far do Bacteria & Viruses Travel?'. The remainder of the day involved the children in a wide variety of scientific investigations such as testing for DNA, saliva productions, geological time and risk factors for heart disease. The children were fully engaged and even likened the physical appearance of the scientists to Einstein and Faraday!

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Tetanus

Thanks to the immunisation programme, tetanus is rare in the UK, and I suspect I will probably never see it in my career.

Dr Matt Piccaver The next component of the DiphtheriaTetanus-Pertussis immunisation is unsurprisingly tetanus. We're probably all familiar with the need for a tetanus booster when we receive a potentially dirty wound, but what actually is tetanus, and what causes it?

Next stop, Haemophilus influenza. Till next time.

Tetanus is a condition caused by the organism Clostridium tetani, which lives in manure and soil and can get in through wounds, some of which may go unnoticed. The most frequent wounds I tend to see that may require a tetanus jab are usually gardening wounds or sometimes animal bites.

We would like to inform everyone that after 20 years of fundraising FrOGS has now ceased to be a charity. Unfortunately this is due to the lack of interest and also the lack of volunteers to join the committee.

The bacteria don't like oxygen, so grow deep in wounds, and it takes around ten days to incubate, although the range is four days to three weeks. Symptoms include muscle stiffness and rigidity, lockjaw and in some cases death. Tetanus is more likely to be fatal in the young and old, so it's important to get your child immunised against this condition. Unlike some infections, we will never be able to eradicate tetanus as it is literally found everywhere you find soil. So we're probably less likely to get it in the concrete jungles of our major cities, but can quite easily catch it in the garden. The good news is immunisation confers protection in the vast majority of cases. If you receive a dirty wound, like an accident in the garden, it's worth checking with your surgery to see if you have had all of your tetanus boosters, and you may well benefit from a booster jab depending on the type of injury. In general, having had five tetanus immunisations in your life should provide lifelong cover, but if in doubt, check with your GP surgery and they should be able to tell you if you're up to date.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO FrOGS? FRIENDS OF GROVE SURGERY

Over the last 20 years FrOGS has raised many thousands and thousands of pounds through memberships, fund raising events, donations and bequests, which enabled us to purchase numerous items of medical equipment and many other items for the benefit and comfort of the patients. Because we know that many of you will still wish to make donations to the surgery in appreciation of the care you have received from the doctors and staff, we the Friends of Grove Surgery are intending to keep the bank account open to accept any donations and bequests which you may like to give in the future. We thank all of you who have been members in the past for all your support and we do hope that you will continue to support us in way of donations and bequests.

Thetford Inner Wheel At their meeting held at Wereham House Hotel Thetford Inner Wheel Club welcomed Nickie Lambert. She gave us a very interesting insight into the work of the Matthew Project in Norfolk but particularly Thetford.

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Breaking New Ground in the Brecks Public exhibition and Conference

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We want you to help us tell the Brecks story!

• The Breckland Society • Suffolk County Council Archaeology Service • Norfolk County Council Historic Environment Service • Norfolk Biological Information Service / Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership • RSPB • Norfolk Wildlife Trust • Norfolk Trails / Discover Suffolk

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Gardeners & Allotment Holders of Thetford Hi Gardeners! Sorry I have missed the last 2 months, but I lost my father and needed some time with the family. Anyway, we are now into June and what a beginning to the year! The weather has not been very good for us gardeners, with frosts all over the place, high winds and now a bit of rain, which I might add we have needed. June, so what should we be doing at the moment? Your potatoes should be up and need mounding up. That is covering the base leaves of the potatoes, which should also stop any late frost getting to them. Although things have been behind, they will be making up for it now with a bit sun and a bit warmth. This month we can still sow carrots, beetroot, broccoli, and plant some French beans. You can plant out courgettes, marrows and butternut, but I would be very careful of any late frost and cover them if possible. Hopefully you have planted sweet-peas and they should be getting bigger and flowering very soon. Do plant some herbs to cook with. There is nothing like fresh herbs to bring in from the garden or allotment.

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If you planted early peas then now is the time to plant a new row, and then as one row is finishing the next row will start. If your sweet-corn is big enough I would start to plant it out now, but remember to plant in blocks. I would mark out a square or rectangular block and plant them about 35-45cm ( 14-18 in) apart in each direction. At the top of each plant are the "tassels" of the pollen producing male flowers. Beneath them are the "silks" of the female flower on which the pollen is caught. Block planting encourages wind pollination for a good crop. If your leeks are big enough they should be planted out now. Plant leeks by using your dibber. Bury it into the ground and wiggle it around a bit leaving a hole for the leek. Drop a leek into each hole and poor water in until the hole is filled (DO NOT FILL THE HOLE WITH SOIL). Well my friends, that is all for this month but I will be back again next month. Happy gardening and lets hope the weather improves. Now just to let you know there is no speaker this month, but there is a quiz instead. Everyone is welcome and there will be a cash prize for the winning team. This is at the United Reformed Church, Earls Street at 7.30pm on June 27th. I would also like to tell you all about our Summer Show on the 22nd of June that is being held in the Church on the Way, Churchill Road. All are welcome to join in and maybe put something in the show. Cups and prizes can be won. Bye for now Yvonne Contact yvonnerout@gmail.com or ring 07867974544.

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Thetford Open Gardens June 23rd 2013

Summer Show Saturday June 22nd

One of the loveliest days in the Thetford calendar and all in a good cause. There will be the usual mix of gardens old and new and all lovingly tended by their owners.

The Church on the Way, Churchill Road Please hand entries in from 8.30 - 10.15am Judging takes place from 10.30am to 1.00pm Open to the public at 2.00pm Prize giving at 3.00pm

If you would like to join in and help raise much needed funds for our local hospice St Nicholas Hospice Care please call Liz on 01842 753872 or Rachel on 01842 762165

Why not bring your roses, sweet peas and hanging baskets to our show?

If you just like admiring other people's hard work and having tea in beautiful surroundings, please put the date June 23rd 2013 in your diary now!

Why not bake some Norfolk pasties, or a Swiss roll for the WI judge to taste? How about bringing a scarecrow head on a pole?

There are cups and prizes to be won, so why not come and join the fun? More information and show schedule from

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Dad’s Army Weekend Jones’s Van made a special trip through the town on Saturday 18th May with some very special passengers, Trevor and Mavis Jenkins. The Jenkins & Pearson families were the very generous benefactors that purchased the van in December.

more are needed as both museums want to offer longer opening hours. Leaping Hare Tourist Information Office is dealing with people every day who are disappointed that the museums aren’t open when they arrive – can you help? If you have a few hours to spare, call Corinne or drop into Leaping Hare for more information.

Museum chairman and Town Mayor, Councillor Stuart Wright was on hand to greet Trevor and Mavis and extended his thanks for their generosity to the town. The van made its way to the Dad’s Army Museum. The Dad’s Army Appreciation Society (DAAS) were in town, together with their very special guests - patron Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Ronnie Grainge, Jeff Holland and John Clegg. The stars all enjoyed pots of tea and home made cakes and were happy to sign autographs. Both museums enjoyed record visitor numbers – to date, Dad’s Army has enjoyed a 100% increase since last year and Charles Burrell a massive 400% increase, if you haven’t been to see what all the fuss is about, why not pop in between 10 – 3pm every Saturday and every Tuesday for Burrell and every Tuesday in school holidays for Dads. Although volunteer numbers are growing, many Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

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Flower Club Success New Chairman Mrs Lynda Moore presented Mrs Wendy Hills with the "Peggy Bullard Trophy" at the Spring meeting. As a relatively new member, Wendy arranged "a Spring Parallel" at a workshop run by Mrs Mary Griffith (vice-chairman). Mary will be exhibiting at The Chelsea Flower Show and also taking part in the June Ely Cathedral Flower Festival with the clubs past president Mrs Patricia Fuller, and support from other members. Why not come and join our club, which meets every third Thursday, at the United Reformed Church at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome for ÂŁ3.00, and like Wendy, you could learn a skill you may find useful, arranging for friends or your own home at special times. You will also have the great satisfaction of raising funds for local and national charities, and on the way make some life long friends. Press Officer/Chairman Mrs Lynda Moore

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MUSEUM OF THETFORD LIFE

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Arts Award Summer School and other holiday events This summer, Ancient House is offering fun filled summer school activities for children age 10 - 14; with the opportunity to gain a Bronze Arts Award too! Discover the secrets behind the scenes at Ancient House; explore the link between Thetford and Henry VIII, and try Tudor arts and crafts. There is also a chance to explore Thetford Priory using a brand new mobile app and visit another mystery location related to the history of Thetford. Arts Awards are a nationally recognised qualification accredited by Trinity College London and supported by Arts Council England. Throughout the summer the museum will be hosting a wide variety of activities for all ages. Highlights include a fantastic Tudor Times House Alive event and Archaeology Day for all the family. For those with younger children, we’ll be getting creative with Monster Mammoths & Deadly Dinosaurs and Fantastic Creatures.

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Throughout the holidays a range of museum trails will be available to help visitors explore the museum in a fun way. The themes will change weekly throughout the summer holidays. Come and see if you can find Eric the Archaeologist throughout July! The museum is launching it’s first loyalty card for trails – complete six trails and earn your self a special award.

Before you know it, it will be time for Thetford Festival and this year the museum will be hosting the first Festival storytelling event. Storytellers from across East Anglia will be in the house entertaining visitors with traditional tales – some funny, some a little scary! In the afternoon the tales will be aimed at families with children under 12 years – and for those older visitors, come later for an evening of thrills and suspense! Ancient House has a packed programme throughout the Festival period; keep your eyes open for more news on upcoming events over the next couple of months.

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Events for June Hard Times: Thetford 100 years ago Saturday 26th January – July 13th Life for the poor in the early 1900s had barely changed since early Victorian times. This exhibition examines how terrible working conditions, poor sanitation and housing, typhoid epidemics, fear of debt and the workhouse were everyday threats for some.

23rd August – 8th September Thetford Festival 2013 dates this year will be Friday 23rd August – Sunday 8th September – make sure you have the dates in your diary as missing it is simply not an option. Two amazing weeks of Arts, Food, Walking and Wildlife – a really vibrant programme. Look out for the Festival logo on posters and your usual bright orange Festival programme, which will be delivered with your August issue of About Thetford. Full details can also be found at Leaping Hare, who are already selling tickets for Festival events.

Knit and Knatter Join us on June 20th for World Wide Knit in Public in Kings Street Tuesday 4th & Thursday 20th • 10.30am Community event • Free, but please book in advance Wool, needles and light refreshments provided. Contact Sue Ketchell for further information on 01842 752599.

Thetford Tourism & Heritage Partnership (TTHP) Belmont House, 20 King Street, Thetford, IP24 2AP Tel: 01842 751975, 07802 701911 www.thetfordfestival.org.uk

Mardle and Make Tuesday 7th June • 1:30 – 3pm Community event Cost: Free, donations for tea and coffee please Join us to craft, chat and have a cup of tea or coffee. Easy projects available if required or bring your own.

The summer school will be running from Monday Friday, 8am - 5.30pm, 8th – 13th July or 29th July – 2nd August, costing £120, Museums Pass/Friends £110 per child. Advance booking by 21 June essential. Tel. 01842 752599.

Friends Summer Social Tuesday 11th June • 7pm at United Reformed Church Thetford Cost: £5 adults, £1 children, please book in advance Enjoy an evening with the Museum Friends.

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Sunday 23rd June • 11am – 5pm Drop in event supporting St Nicholas Hospice Care Cost: £5 per person or free admission with event brochure Come and see our small Tudor inspired courtyard garden containing a rich variety of heritage plants including herbs and flowers.

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Mini Museum Club How Does Your Garden Grow? Thursday 27th June • 10:30 - 11:30am Under 5s drop-in session • Cost: 50p per child Come and join us to sing, explore and play together in the Ancient House. Find out about the plants in the Ancient House garden, plant a bean to grow at home and make your own garden hat to wear.

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“Midsummer Madness”.... an afternoon of comedy! The Thetford Players are proud to announce details of its “Midsummer Madness” production. This will be an afternoon of two one-act comedies with strawberries and cream and non-alcoholic ‘bubbly’ served during the interval to the sound of live music performed by “The Klicks”; a group recently formed by three members of the Thetford Players who sing popular songs from the 1930s to the present day. “Midsummer Madness” will take place outdoors at 3pm on Sat. 27th July (venue to be confirmed) and on Sun. 28th July 2013 (in the grounds of Lady Fisher’s estate at Kilverstone, Thetford). The audience is welcome to bring along picnics, chairs and blankets to either venue. The ticket price includes the interval refreshments and entertainment. The two comedies to be performed are “Just the Two of Us” by Ros Moruzzi and “Easy Stages” by Nick Warburton. Both are set in the modern day and promise to be very entertaining. “Easy Stages” sees the stage crew of an amateur dramatic society struggling to play their part in the group’s production of Hamlet, whilst “Just the Two of Us” explores the impact and

repercussions of modern science in an explosive and hilarious way. Further details, including ticket prices, are available from The Leaping Hare Tourist Office, Belmont House, 20 King Street, Thetford, IP24 2AP Tel: 01842 751975 (open daily between 10am and 3pm). Keep up-to-date with the Thetford Players through Facebook, Twitter or by visiting our website at www.thetfordplayers.co.uk

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LEAPING HARE Belmont House, 20 King Street, Thetford IP24 2AP Tel: 01842 751975 • www.leapinghare.org Thanks to our lovely new volunteers – Jake Shannon, Rachel Woods, Roger Smith, Theresa Mason, Corinne Brindle and many more of you coming soon (not forgetting of course our existing team Zoe and David Brooks, Simon Skull). We are still looking for more people – don’t be put off by thinking you can’t assist if you don’t have computer skills, you can! We are looking to have at least two volunteers on duty every day, so one can manage the computer and one can be talking to visitors about Thetford – simples! So, if you are passionate about our beautiful town and want to help others to enjoy all that we have to offer here – come on down! Thetford Festival’s programme is exciting and vibrant – look out in next month’s About Thetford for more details and the programmes will be available in July and delivered with August’s About Thetford. Tickets for some events are already on sale - Vicar of Dibley for example is already selling tickets.

Sun 30th June – Thetford Historical Character Walk Sat 13th July – Our Big Gig - this is a community music celebration which takes place across the UK from the 11th to the 14th July 2013. This annual event aims to bring communities together to celebrate their local musical talents and get more people involved in music making. We are looking for local musicians of all ages to get involved – interested? Get in touch asap please. These dates and others are now on our new electronic window display – look out for it! Always keep in touch with upcoming events by visiting our website www.leapinghare.org or liking our facebook page www.facebook.com/leapinghare

Last month we told you about the amazing Go Whippet service, where if you are a bus pass holder, you can travel to Norwich/Yarmouth/Lowestoft/Sheringham/Cromer for either £1 or £2 return – you have been calling in to collect your timetables. This month’s top tip is from National Express – did you realise that you can currently travel to Cambridge, return, from as little as £3.40 (£2.20 if you are a coachcard holder!)? This represents excellent value, so get planning your trips now!

Dates for your diary: Sat 8th June – Blitz Party with Galaxy Big Band (forties night) Mon 10th June – Wed 12th June Billy Smart’s Circus – tickets available from Leaping Hare Sun 23rd June – Thetford Open Gardens, programmes just £5 each in aid of St Nicholas Hospice available from Leaping Hare Fri 28th June – Thetford Night Market with great musicians including ‘Thy Last Drop’ - if you haven’t seen this band yet, you are in for a treat! Sat 29th June – Cuban Night in aid of Women v Cancer – Tickets in advance only available from Leaping Hare at £15 each

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Well the start of a lovely summer, with good weather, well if last year was the wettest then you don’t expect that again, do you? The Jack Pilling Art Gallery has been going from strength to strength with over 200 pictures sold. The donations are pouring in with items sold and the car boot sales the economy is going from bust to boom. The central heating has been fixed and now it is summer there is no requirement for it, try it again in the cold November. Leaping Hare our tourist information office now has a television screen that tells people of our exhibitions, keep an eye out for that. I have introduced a new Facebook page ‘The Jack Pilling Art Gallery’ all the dates are on. Major exhibitions this month are David Harrison a very popular artist from Brandon, and Jan Ryan, Anne Tomsett and Rosie Hancock from Lakenheath. More information later.

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“Musical Mania”.... a resounding success!!! The Thetford Players recent production, “Musical Mania”, took place in the Carnegie Room, Thetford, to a packed house on the evenings of Thursday 25th, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April. The enthusiastic audience were treated to a collection of 24 uplifting songs with inspirational meaning and dance sequences from musicals dating from the 1950’s through to the present day, with small scenes performed from some of the featured musicals. These were carefully selected by Director Mandy Davis and Assistant Director Amy Reader, both who had solo parts during the show. There were solos performed for the first time by junior members Charlie Jeffries, James Barrow, George Davis, Lilly Connaughton and the youngest aged just 8 years old – Henry Bennett, who sang “Little People” from Les Miserables, whilst new member Amanda Frost sang “Defying Gravity” from the musical Wicked. Other songs were performed by established members, supported by a very committed and hard- working chorus, and included “One Day More (Les Miserables), “Bright New Day” (Blood Brothers), “I’m a Believer” (Shrek), “We Once Were Kings” (Billy Elliot), “It’s a Fine Life” (Oliver), “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (Lion King) and “I Whistle a Happy Tune” (The King and I), to name but a few. The whole evening was compered by Thetford Players member Mark Jeffries. The Thetford Players were the first community group to use the new rake (tiered) seating in the Carnegie Room, along with the sound and lighting systems recently installed by Thetford Town Council, adding to the professionalism and success of the show; further enhanced by the Players fantastic sets accompanying many of the songs. Jo Cooper, who took over the role of Chairperson just a few weeks ago, but has been with the group since its establishment commented ....... “If you saw Musical Mania you will understand when I say how amazing the members of the Thetford Players are, the effort and enthusiasm that went into this production all came to fruition in a spectacular show. Thetford should be proud; there is a huge amount of talent in our town and I for one am happy to be a part of this great team of people of all ages”. Keep up-to-date with the Thetford Players through Facebook, Twitter or by visiting our website at www.thetfordplayers.co.uk Photographs by kind permission of Maria Cooke

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June at Thetford Library! Fairy Tales – National Bookstart Week Event Tuesday 25th June, 10.30am – 11.30am We will be celebrating National Bookstart week with a fairy tale themed event for 0-5 years. No need to book for this FREE event – just turn up on the day for stories and fairy tale themed activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

A Family History Peep of the Archives Thursday 27th June, 10.30am – 12.30pm Join us for a further peep of the archives with a family history slant. We will be showing local directories, parish registers, the library’s subscription to Ancestry will be on the Internet and the Jolley family photographs will be available to view. Thetford’s local historian David Osborne will be present with some of his local family history materials, including a 1948 electoral roll , and will be pleased to answer enquires. Staff from the Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life will also be present with materials. No need to book, just turn up on the day for this FREE event.

ICT Help We now have a volunteer who is present in the library most Mondays 2pm –4pm and Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon to help with scanning, setting up an email address , attachments and online issues. No booking required.

Groups are welcome to use the Board Games in the Library for free at other times – please contact David at the Library for further information.

NEW Books and Buggies Meet Up! Are you a parent/carer with children aged 0-4 years? Why not come to the library on a Monday morning to meet with friends for a chat & listen to a story. These free sessions are held every Monday between 10am –11.30am and you are welcome to stay for the whole session or drop –in.

NEW Thetford Writers Group Are you a budding Rowling, Motion or E.L. James? Whether you want to write diary entries, poems, prose or an epic trilogy come to this new group where you can help, listen and share your work. June meetings will take place in the library on Friday 7th June & Friday 21st June, 5.45pm - 6.45pm.

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Times Songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers and their parents/carers Tuesday 4th June • 10.30am - 11.00am Tuesday 18th June • 10.30am - 11.00am No need to book, just drop in for these fun, free sessions and meet some new friends at the library!

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Tuesday July 2nd, 10am - 12noon OR Thursday July 4th, 10am - 12 noon Find out how to use the library edition of Ancestry and a chance to do some research. Basic computer skills required. Booking essential for these FREE sessions.

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Advertising Index Accountants Breckland Accountancy Simark Appliance Repairs J & M Appliance Repairs Aerial Supply and Installers Aerial Services Bathroom and Kitchen Installions Plumbsure Cronin and Crisp Bingo Winners Bingo Blinds Norwich Sunblinds Builders Neil Cates SPL Builders Chrystal Builders Carpets Thetford Carpet Warehouse Carpet Cleaning Powerclean Cleaners Kleen and Tydee Computers Services Kybird Computer Services Marks Computer Repairs Bailiwick IT Curtain Making Dena Dancing Jazzercise Double Glazing Maintenance Cloudy2Clear Windows Electrical Brunning Electrical Services Electrical Heating IntelliHeat Flooring Services SC Flooring Ltd

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