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ISSUE 240 10th March 2012



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Recollections at Cromer Hospital Consultants and cleaners, catering staff and medical clerks in fact representatives of everyone who made Cromer and District Hospital such a satisfying and pleasant place to work were represented at a 'Recollections' event on 28th February. They gathered in the soon to be demolished 1932 building to swap reminiscences and recall patients and colleagues from the last 80 years. There were of course two earlier hospitals but all is now focused on the opening this week of the new building. It is undergoing deep cleaning this week and the weekend will see much activity as the first equipment is moved across. Those who have already seen the new building have been greatly impressed and the people of north Norfolk will be well-served by the new facilities and by the dedication and care of those who will work in it.

For this week's 'Recollections', many of those present lit a candle and recalled colleagues they had worked with, patients - including many relatives - who they had nursed in the hospital and special events over the years. Conducted by hospital Ctd on page 4

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Crabline in Vegas

From left to right, George, Tracy, Carol, Belle Richie with Bernie and Martin Galasky in Freemont street Vegas, having a fantastic time showing the yanks the 'Crabline'.

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Unsurprisingly, for this issue the main focus is Cromer Hospital. Everyone knows the saga of the last eleven - yes really eleven years, and the complexity of planning for the new build – the years of uncertainty about when and where – and sometimes, indeed IF. Certainly without extraordinarily generous donors, particularly Sagle Bernstein and Phyllis Cox, and huge determination of numerous staff, residents and supporters, the reality of the new hospital would never have come to fruition. By the time this Crabline is on the shelves, the new hospital building will be in use, though work on the new build will be continuing for some time

and I am sure that many of us are full of admiration for all of those who have fought to retain and expand the hospital services. I happen to live just backing on to the hospital site – and could almost be considered to have been living on a building site for the past couple of years! Having said that, it is worth congratulating the contractors and myriad sub-contractors for a most superbly managed building process and delivering the building with minimal disruption – and on time. Next issue we will concentrate on the new provisions and services – though these have been well covered over time – but this week it is good to reflect on the 80 years of the previous hospital, pictured on the front page. CP

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chaplains Eleanor Langan and Janet Stewart, this simple but moving ceremony brought a variety of skills and experience together for the day. Current staff also joined the gathering to talk about their work as they undertake the moving of the various

departments in stages over the coming month. Former Matron Esme Vincent was amongst those talking through their memories; Nursing Sister Molly Stibbons (front page)

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The new hospital is handed to the management team on Friday 2nd March and patients will begin to see the new facilities available to them. A 21st century hospital for all Crabline readers and of course the on-going care of the staff will be at the heart of it. Peter Stibbons (Pictures - Poppyland Photos)

All material is strictly copyright. Views expressed in the Crabline are not necessarily those of the publisher or editor. Material, including letters, may be edited. Published by Crabline Papers. Origination by Paul Powell. Printed by Warners plc

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Dear Editor, In view of the close association that now exists between Crabline and Merchants Place, may I express the hope that renewed efforts will be made by the latter to get their Heritage Clock telling the correct time? Merchants Place is a splendid looking building - both within and without but the failure of the clock to tell the correct time for so long detracts from the image. If it can’t be repaired, may I suggest that it be replaced with an attractive decorative plaque? James. Dear Crabline I would like to send my sincere thanks on behalf of the East Anglian Air Ambulance to all the members of the Cromer Smugglers who kindly donated £1,649 to this very valuable service. The cost of keeping this service flying each year is £4.2 million and all money raised is by the kindness of the general public. Many thanks to you all for this wonderful donation. Yours sincerely Jamie Edghill (North Norfolk Area Volunteer Fundraiser For EAAA)

Dear Editor

Dear Editor

Your article in issue 239 re- parking charges to be announced by NNDC for evenings in their car parks.

Aylsham Market Surgery Patient Participation group We are a volunteer group of patients working with the practice to improve issues such as car parking, waiting times or anything they would wish us to pass on for them, so would like to use your publication to reach those who are lucky enough not to visit the surgery,so would therefore be unaware of us and what we are hoping to do on their behalf." Our purpose, in a nutshell is "The PPG will act as a communication channel between the practice and the community in order to help patients use facilities to the best advantage and the practice to implement policies influenced by representative patient views". The members’ names are on the notice board by the dispensary and any comments may be written down and left at the surgery, or posted to us care of the surgery. Yours sincerely Hazel Kingswood.

This is an abomination to every person who resides in North Norfolk, who already have to pay exorbitant prices to park for a few hours. Will they apply these proposed charges to the following car parks in the beach areas of Weybourne--Runtons-Overstrand--Cartgap, where the charges for families wishing to stay on the beach are already very high. Yet these car park areas are a disgrace, nothing but mud and pot holes, but warden patrolled who are happy to book anyone overstaying. The only item in these parks being looked after are the actual ticket machines. Are NNDC trying to put people off coming to Norfolk? Then, even to consider evening charges is absolutely diabolical. This adds to the cost of supporting the theatre in Cromer and Sheringham and other businesses open late. The charges are going up faster than OAP pensions, exactly the people who can ill afford to cough up for additional charges. Many people living in outlying villages totally depend on their cars. Local businesses depend on local people to keep them in business, do we want to be driven to “out of town” shopping, to super-markets “NO”, but that is what will happen. Keep up the campaign D.Marston

Dear Crabline Team We expect that your article about the Shrieking Pits (issue 239) was very interesting (for anyone who could read it). Why did you have to print it on a mottled background? It made it very hard or impossible for anyone with sight problems to read. Perhaps you could print it again without the coloured background. Thank you Mrs V and Mr T Pells [Continued on page 7]

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There was so much interest in the competition, where the jackpot rises by £10 every day, that phone lines to the studio were regularly blocked by callers desperate to have a guess.

North Norfolk Radio listener pockets £1,320 North Norfolk Radio listener Katie Turvey is planning a family holiday to America after netting £1,320 on the station’s Red Carpet competition. For more than six months listeners have been trying to identify the mystery person on the Red Carpet. The words “It’s cool to just show up as a fan” came from actor Justin Long.

Winning the cash on Friday 24th February a delighted Katie, from Sheringham, told North Norfolk Radio’s Breakfast Show she was planning to use the money for a family holiday to the United States.

The game is played on North Norfolk Radio every weekday between 7.45 and 8.15 and is sponsored by Thurlow Nunn in Holt. There is now a new personality on the Red Carpet. North Norfolk Radio broadcasts from studios on Breck Farm at Stody across North Norfolk on 96.2 and 103.2 fm

North Norfolk Radio’s Breakfast Presenter Dick Hutchinson (pictured) says “I am absolutely delighted that Katie has won the cash. Everywhere staff from the station went people were asking us for clues.”

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Dear Editor, "The young girl on the supermarket checkout suggested to the elderly lady that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment the lady apologised and explained "we didn't have this ‘green’ thing in my earlier days". The girl said "that's our problem today - your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations". What the young girl didn't know was that back then we returned milk bottles, corona bottles and beer bottles to the shop, the shop sent them back to the plant to be washed, sterilized and refilled - the same bottles could be used over and over again - today we would call it recycling. Back then we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts - wind and solar power really did dry our clothes. If you were lucky to have a TV it would be the only one in the house, not a TV in every room, and the screen was very small, not the size of the county of Norfolk. In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not a bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances, and we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest chip shop".

Why do ducks have webbed feet? To stamp out fires.

Of course we all know we can't live in the past, nor would we want to, but it does no harm to remind ourselves from time to time of how things were.

Why do elephants have flat feet? To stamp out burning ducks.

The one thing we used to have, but often no longer appear to have, is commonsense. Janet Munro Mundesley-On-Sea Office ‘Hot Desk’ Facilities Available in Cromer Merchants’ Place has desk space available for hire. All desks include on-site access to… WiFi Pc or lap-top with back-up I.T. support Reception service (9am-5pm, 5 days/week) Virtual business address service Telephone

Fax Quality printing, copying & scanning facilities Special rates for room hire at the Centre If you would like all the advantages of a professional office facility without all the costs associated with setting up an office, please give us a call. We can discuss your individual requirements and provide a bespoke package that meets your needs. Existing clients include; Voluntary Norfolk, North Norfolk Business Forum, Learning for Everyone, Poppyland Local Area Partnership

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hello. my name is mr h mouse. i work the night shift at the crab line newspaper and I need your help please. I wouldn’t normally ask but I think they are going to buy a cat. i know it might seem like my own fault. whats normal for us mice. it was only a a few sparks. only one table light went on fire or anything. but they went mad. one shouted. "we need to buy a cat".

i was only doing small cable and just out. it didn’t set “thats it" the big

mrs w mouse says i should start a campaign. you know, placards and stuff, so this is why we came up with the "dont buy the cat" slogan. i don't think the crabline bosses are being very nice, after all the things weve done for them on night security. but they seemed really upset. so to put things right im typing this little note to help them out. it will fill the blank space they had on this page and they will think good things of me. then perhaps they wont buy the silly cat.

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my typing is a bit slow and i cant manage the capitals as its difficult to stretch enough to hold down the shift key and hit another one at the same time. ill get it done before they come back in the morning. im not bad at this compuuuuuuuuuuuu...... whoops! if you stand on these keys too long they go daft. it dont half tickle.

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im not bad at the computer thing you know. ive been practising on the internet when they leave the computers switched on at night. mrs w mouse says there are some naughty pictures out there and i shouldnt look. but i tell her that all i need is a smile from her and i cant even look at another mouse. it made her turn quite pink and go all silly.

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now the big request please. could you help in my campaign so i get them to notice how helpful i am, please send something like "don't buy the cat" to them. send an e-mouse with a piece of cheese or "don't buy the cat" on it. perhaps paint a mini banner for my campaign. ive tried one with the office felt tips but they smudged everywhere. mrs w mouse was not happy about the mess. so please if you could do just one little thing for me then they might not buy the nasty cat. squeak to you soon.

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mr h mouse ps: if i don't get some help in the next few days it may be too late. pps: don't tell them i used the computer. they might get even more annoyed

New Member For The Rotary Club Of Aylsham The Rotary club of Aylsham has gained another new member. At the meeting on Thursday 9th February at the club's regular venue of the Aylsham Lodge Motel Geoff Sadler of Aylsham was welcomed into the club.

Geoff had become aware of the club since moving to Aylsham and had attended meetings over recent months to learn more about its fund-raising and social activities. He then applied for membership, was accepted and was duly signed-up.

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Every time the man next door headed towards Robinson's house, Robinson knew he was coming to borrow something."He won't get away with it this time!" Robinson muttered to his wife. "Er, I wondered if you'd be using your chain saw this morning," the neighbour began. "Awfully sorry" said Robinson "but I'll be using it all day." "In that case,"said the neighbour "you won't be needing your golf clubs, mind if I borrow them?"

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Russell Yeomans

Norfolk Lore Lost Gold at Gresham A tall cross, standing at a crossroads on the parish boundary of Gresham and Aylmerton, marks the way for pilgrims travelling to the shrines at Walsingham. There has long been a rumour that a tunnel ran between the ruined castle at Gresham and the 13th century priory at Beeston and within the subterranean passage the image of calf made of pure gold was hidden. A record of this legend made in the early 1900s also describes an attempt to find the golden calf in the mid 1850s: The passenger tapped the taxi driver on the shoulder to ask him something. The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the pavement, and stopped inches from a shop window. For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said,

Dani climbs high for Heroes

‘sixty years ago a cunning man was engaged by an old lady to search underneath her property in the parish of Gresham. A pit was sunk in the old lady’s parlour, about a quarter of a mile from the cross and hundreds of loads of soil excavated without a

result. The excavations began to undermine the adjoining property, which at that time belonged to the owner of Felbrigg Hall, and a stop

Early Protestants often accused or insulted Catholics of idolatry. It seems the thinly veiled insult was subsequently interpreted too literally in the 1850s (is there an additional premium for insurance against subsidence at Gresham now?). MD-H

realise that a little tap could scare him so much. The driver replied, "You're right. I'm sorry. Really, it's not your fault. Today is my first day as a taxi driver. I've been driving a hearse for 25 years."

Tackling the “Heroes 5 Peaks Challenge” with Dani will be her brother, Kane Holford, 27, an Officer in 454 Commando Royal Marines.

pair will sleep where they can along the route.

The challenge takes place between 4th and 8th July, and is the equivalent of an ascent of Kilimanjaro, with 40 miles of mountain paths and 800 miles of tarmac. The route crosses four national borders and the Irish Sea.

Sheringham, will have to climb a total of 17,373 feet to scale Ben Nevis, Snowdon, Scarfell Pike in Cumbria, Carrantuohill in County Kerry and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland.

At first glance it is difficult to see any connection between Gresham, the castle, or priory at Beeston with a golden calf. However academics believe this legend is based on early intolerance or rivalry between Protestants and Catholics. The golden image, shaped like a calf, is taken from the Biblical story of the Israelites and the Golden Calf, and regularly used by preachers as an example of idolatry.

"Look mister, don't ever do that again. You scared me half to death!" The passenger apologised and said he didn't

Danielle Holford, 24, from Cromer, is preparing for one of the biggest challenges of her life. In four months’ time she is to climb the five highest peaks in the British Isles to raise money for “Help for Heroes”. Dani, who works at Huckleberries Coffee Shop in Cromer and The Whelks Coppers Tearooms in

was put to further proceedings, and the golden calf has still to be found.”

Supported by mountain leaders, logisticians and caterers, Dani and Kane will be conveyed between the peaks by a professional driving team. Their aim is to complete the traditional Three Peaks Challenge (Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis) in the first 24 hours before heading across the water to Slieve Donard and Carrantuohill in Eire. The

Dani says: “We hope to raise more than £1,300 and are doing it for our close friends in the Forces. 2012 is the 5th year of Help for Heroes, and we’ve set ourselves our own Olympic challenge - to summit the highest peak in each country that makes up the British Isles. It’s going to be tough, but we’re determined. Everything we raise will support service personnel wounded in the current conflicts.” Dani, a keen sportswoman, is preparing for the expedition by running from her home in Cromer to her work in Sheringham. She also keeps fit by swimming and is training to be a lifeguard. Anyone who would like to support Danielle on her Heroes 5 Peaks Challenge, can make a donation to or

pop into either Huckleberries, Cromer or Whelk Coppers, Sheringham.

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Cromer Music Evenings Sunday 18th March 2012 Tanya Sweiry – violin Manon Ablett – piano

American-British violinist graduated with a first class honours from the Royal Academy of Music and has performed in major festivals and recital series all over the country as well as the Krakow Autumn Festival, Poland. She has also performed as a soloist with the North London Symphony Orchestra and Southbank Sinfonia.

Admission Charges Members: £6 Non-members: £10 Students & children: £3 COAST concert Non-members: £9 We are always looking to increase our membership, which costs only £10 per annum. For more information, please contact the Secretary, Sue Riggott on 01263 578152

Tanya is the winner of the 2011 Music for Alice Bursary. The

All concerts are held at Templewood on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

Review of the Young Musicians Concert on Sunday, 19th February 2012

confidence as his instrument warmed up.

one so young, with hard work and good teaching.

Alex Fisher – guitar, the youngest of the six performers, brought about, in contrast to the trombone, a calming stillness in the setting of this lovely music room by his playing of two pieces, of which the second work – Graúna by João Pernambuco, highlighted this young man’s skill in the art of playing in classical style.

Edward Bartrum – tenor, set himself a task of performing four works. Introducing himself, and with an endearing stage presence which instilled in the listener the thought that what was to come would be very pleasing and it was indeed, except his vocal range, at the age of 16 years, would be better suited to baritone rather than tenor.

Cromer Music Evenings presented six young artists brought together by Ro Curtis giving them an opportunity to perform and gain experience, enhancing what seems to be obvious; their ambitions to make musical performance part of their lives, giving pleasure to such audiences as today, rewarding to themselves as every seat was taken on this occasion. Rachael Bird – soprano, sang with confidence three songs from popular musicals and a piece entitled “Alto’s Lament” causing some amusement in the audience – possibly to aspiring altos! Matthew Smith – trombone, played pieces by Bach, Wagenseil and Guilmant giving a promising account of his chosen pieces, gaining in

Surina Fordington – alto saxophone, gave a very commendable performance of works by J. S. Bach and Richard Rodney Bennett. With her father as accompanist they formed a very impressive duo.

(photo of Tanya by Alex Rumford)

This wealth of talent brought prolonged applause after every performance.

Rose Herbert – oboe, playing pieces by Marcello, Poulenc and Saint Saens, excelled in playing these demanding works. Her interpretations being very mature coupled with an inborn musicality confirmed what can be achieved in

(A note left for a pianist from his wife)

Gone Chopin, (have Liszt), Bach in a Minuet

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Terry Keeler 27 February 2012

A Sunny Seedy Sunday

Pauline Crudington, the driving force behind the event, said “Its great to see so many people here, particularly on such a beautiful sunny morning, and I am very grateful to the hall

East Ruston Village Hall’s well established Seedy Sunday fundraising event saw the hall bustling with activity in bright warm early spring sunshine, on Sunday 26 February, as gardening enthusiasts from near and far came to swap plants, seeds and horticultural paraphernalia.

Now in its fifth year Seedy Sunday, which raises money from the donations the swappers make for their transactions, the excellent homemade refreshments and sale of raffle tickets, has been providing a regular boost to village hall funds and marks the start of annual fund raising activities in the village.

committee members and other villagers who help make this all happen.” This is the last year Pauline will be organising the event but the

Village Hall Committee intends to see it continue. David Morgan the Chairman of the hall committee said “Like so many villages we have inherited a lovely building which needs to be maintained but also improved and adapted to life in the village today. We have plans to improve the kitchen and toilet facilities as well as installing much more energy efficient heating. In addition we want to add changing rooms to the hall that will make the adjacent village football pitch a much more attractive venue for fixtures and this will enable the junior football team to develop. All of this requires substantial funds but we have a range of fund raising plans to help keep the hall a focal point for village life in East Ruston.” MD-H

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AUKNN Light Humour The Sharing of Marriage.

A Friendly welcome from Age UK North Norfolk Day Centre 35b Cremer Street, Sheringham Manager Angela Reith 01263 821188 The Day Centre based in Sheringham is a homely and friendly environment, We have different activities throughout the day which includes sing a long, music, board games, computer programs, art and crafts, reminiscence and much more. We also have various games/exercise to stimulate thinking, communication and movement. We support and work with other agencies within our community to give a positive impact towards improving the quality of life for older people. These include chiropodists, hearing aid clinic and community nurse visits. We also offer Personal Care, Bathing and a Laundry service. Our Admission Criteria is through Social services and private referrals. Each day we offer fresh cooked meals which includes fruit juice, main course, sweet and tea/coffee. For £4.50 To book lunch or for more information contact the day centre manager Angela on 01263 821188

The old man placed an order for one hamburger, French fries and a drink. He unwrapped the hamburger, cut it in half, placing one half in front of his wife. He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife. He took a sip of the drink and his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them. As he began to eat a few bites of his hamburger, the people around them were looking over and whispering. Obviously they were thinking ‘That poor old couple, all they can afford is one meal for the two of them’. As the man began to eat his fries a young man came to the table and politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man said they were just fine – they were use to sharing everything. People closer to the table noticed the old lady hadn’t eaten anything just taken turns at sipping the drink. Again the young man came over and begged to let him buy them a meal. This time the old woman said “No thank you we are use to sharing everything.” Finally as the old man finished and was wiping his face with a napkin, the young man again came over to the old lady who had not yet eaten a single bite of food and asked “What are you waiting for.” She answered........... “The teeth!!”

Mother’s VIP Day at the Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham Limited spaces are available for this special package and therefore must be pre-booked (Adults £21, Children £11) Alternatively, come and enjoy a steam train ride starting from either Aylsham or Wroxham and treat your Mother to a cream tea at the Whistlestop or purchase a small Norfolk memento from the countryside, well-stocked gift and following the picturesque souvenir shop. Bure Valley, before arriving at Trains depart Aylsham. On arrival receive a complimentary drink and sit down to Aylsham at 10:00, 12:40 & 15:30; Wroxham at 11:10, 14:00 & 16:40 a two-course set lunch, including coffee and mints, at the Whistlestop. (NB: No return journey on 16:40). For further information contact: In addtion, each mother receives a Susan Munday 01263 733858 gift. Once lunch is finished, the train awaits for a leisurely journey back to Wroxham. Join the Bure Valley Railway for a special train and lunch package on Sunday, 18th March 2012. Starting from Wroxham, experience the magic of steam through nine miles of

A duck walks into a bar and asks the barman "Do you have any grapes?" The barman says "No, we only sell beer here." The duck leaves. The next day the duck walks back into the bar and asks the barman "Do you have any grapes?" The barman says "No I told you we only sell beer, if you ask me again I'll nail your beak to the bar!" So the duck leaves. The next day the duck walks back into the bar and asks the barman "Do you have any nails?" The barman says "No." The duck asks "Do you have any grapes?"

Wear red for the British Heart Foundation 24th February 2012 As a Heartstart School, Aldborough Primary School naturally took to supporting this fundraising day on Friday 24th February 2012. With all pupils arriving through the gates wearing red, there was a real sense that they were the life blood of the school. Donations were taken, a sweepstake enjoyed (and won by the Head teacher!) and a display of Emergency Life Support was provided by the Yr6 youngsters to the tune of ’Staying Alive’. A great start to the morning and approx. £100 raised for the BHF.

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Cromer’s Folk & Roots Festival Reports Fastest Ticket Sales Ever Despite the economic downturn, ‘Folk on the Pier’, Norfolk’s flagship folkrock and acoustic-roots music event is enjoying the fastest take up of tickets ever in its fourteen year history. With just over a hundred tickets for each concert remaining for one of its strongest line-ups to date, this year’s event has been hailed by many fans as the best festival programme of 2012 that profiles the English acoustic-folk and folk-rock genre. Moreover, the programme includes two headliners that have recently been awarded much coveted BBC Folk Awards, namely Home Service and the Oysterband. The nucleus of the festival which takes place by way of afternoon and evening concerts at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer’s historic pier offers eighteen quality acts spread over the three days. The show’s acoustic side sees Harvey Andrews, Wizz Jones and David Hughes stamping folk’s hallmark of intuitive singer-songwriters on the programme while instrument al dexterity is amply portrayed with performanc es by Dave Swarbrick the legendary fiddler from the earlier days of Fairport Convention, the Urban Folk Quartet featuring another renowned fiddler Joe Broughton and recently formed duo of percussive guitarist Kevin Dempsey with American singer Rosie Carson who are also sure to delight the audie nce. The festiv al also sees perfor

mances from a number of new collaborations on the scene including Maart Allcock and Huw William s, Fifteen String Trio and Zeus, all recent projects between a number of well seasoned players, many of whom have regularly played the Cromer event over the years. On the lighter side of the programming Richard Digance will be making a special appearance at the festival on the Sunday afternoon which also features veteran trio Strawhead performing ‘Songs of Olden Times’. Other support acts include a return from Brittany of festival friend and master percussionist David ‘Hopi’ Hopkins with a new trio and a first appearance from the Bounty Hounds, a folk rock band from Bury St Edmunds. On the electric side, an afternoon headline performance from festival regulars Little Johnny England plus a first appearance from the new young version of the famous Albion Band, hailing a new generation of folk rockers, will create a build up to some of English Folk Rock’s seasoned ‘big guns’, who are amply represented in the festival’s three evening headline slots. Friday night

sees a welcome return to Cromer after five years from the multi-award winning Oysterband. Saturday night offers an explosive reggae-folk-roots fusion in festival band Edward II, (their first appearance at the Pavilion Theatre since the event’s inaugural year in 1999) and the closing concert on the Sunday night will feature the recently

reformed ‘house band’ from the National Theatre, Home Service. With

its powerful brass and reed section, the ensemble features luminaries in guitarist, Graeme Taylor and multiaward winning singer-songwriter John Tams, both having appeared at the festival a number of times over the years. Once again the festival will be offering a number of fringe events in Cromer during the weekend, and preparations for a new additional seated concert and dance venue are well under way, further details of both will become available in the coming months. Details: Folk on the Pier 2012 Friday 11th to Sunday 13th May Pavilion Theatre, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HE Afternoon concerts 2:00pm Evening concerts 7:30pm Full weekend ticket (subject to availability) £75.00 Afternoon concert £14.00 Evening concert £16.00 Box Office 01263 512495

Programme: Friday 11th May Afternoon Bounty Hounds Dave Swarbrick Urban Folk Quartet Evening Fifteen String Trio Wizz Jones Oysterband Saturday 12th May Afternoon David Hughes Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson Little Johnny England Evening Maart Allcock & Huw Williams Albion Band Edward II Sunday 13th May Afternoon Richard Digance Zeus Strawhead Evening David ‘Hopi’ Hopkins Harvey Andrews Home Service website

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The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in the dark.

Fulmodeston Market Dates: Month April May June July August September October November December Southrepps Farmer’s Market 2nd Sunday in every month 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Southrepps Village Hall, Crown Loke (off High Street) If you know of other, similar markets in the area, please email us at

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Date 21st 19th 16th 14th 18th 15th 20th 17th 22nd

Sheringham & District Philatelic Society The next meeting will be on 12th March. Larry Lewenden from the Norwich Philatelic Society will give an unusual and interesting dispay and

Cromer Open Day Cromer Town Council invites residents to take part in deciding upon the priorities for the town over the coming years. At the Open Day on the

allotments and contributes to a number of schemes, for example the provision of bus shelters, litter bins and grit bins which improve the local environment and Cromer as a place to live.

17th March at Cromer Parish Hall between 9:00 am and midday, you will have the opportunity to put forward your view on how the Town Council should decide where its efforts should go in improving Cromer for the benefit of town’s people.

As a tourist town where many residents depend upon tourism for a living, the Town Council plays an important role in promoting the Town as a holiday destination and works with local organisations to ensure that Cromer remains a place which people will want to visit.

The Town Council has a total expenditure of around £250,000. There are actually very few things that a Town Council ‘must do’ but a long list of things that it ‘may do’.

At the Open Day, residents will have the opportunity to ‘vote’ for those aspects of the Council’s work which they think is most important to the Town.

In Cromer the Town Council maintains the cemetery and organises burials, provides some

We urge you to come along and let us know your views.

talk entitled 'ALBUM WEEDS'. Visitors and prospective members are very welcome to come and see that the hobby is not just about collecting postage stamps. For more info. please ring Gerry on 01263 579529. Programme 2012/13 Tuesday 17th April - Members Evening Letter '' F '' ( due to Easter Bank Holiday ) ' Monday 14th May - Visit from Gt Yarmouth Stamp Club Frank Rivett: Pakistan Gerry Mobbs: Stamp Designs before Computers Monday 11th June Mike Brindle ( Thetford ):


Monday 9th July Colin Turner: New Zealand Jane Purkiss: Norfolk Island

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What, when and where? Aylsham Bridge Club 7pm Fri t:768742 Country Market each Friday 8.50-noon Cricket Club indoor Sun 3-5pm all ages & standards t: 510102 Evening WI 7.30pm 1st Thurs Town Hall. Exercise with Sally Free taster session t: 01603 432487. Extend Over 60’s Exercise Fridays Jubilee Family Centre t: 01692 407851 Farmers Market 9am-1pm 1st & 3rd Sat Market Place F.I.T. group 2nd & 4th Weds pm of month t: 731177 Flower Club 2nd Wed of mth 7.30pm Town Hall Fitness Yoga/Pilates Tues & Thurs Friendship Hall t: 01692 538569 Gym Club Fri 5pm High School t: 576609 Lammas KC Lodge ROAB Tues 8.15pm Sutton School Of Dance, Mill Row. Monday Stall Parish Church 8.30-noon RBL (Womens) 1st Mon of month Salvation Army Hall t: 734091 N.N. Speakers Club 7pm alt. Weds. High School t: Lynne Goddard 01692 402662. Scalextric Club Presto Park Weds 7.15 9.45 pm. t: 01603 754319 Quaker Meetings Sun 10.30am Pegg’s Yard Yoga Tues 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House Peggs Yard. t: 732426 Cromer Age Concern Fri 10am The Cottage. Aqua Therapy Classes Mon 11-12 Wed 78pm Country Club t: 501914 Air Training Corps. 7pm Mon & Thurs, High School t: 515452 Baptist Church Sun10.45am & 6.30pm Tues Coffee morning 10.30am t: 576524 Bingo 7pm Sunday Football club Bridge Club (Duplicate) Mon 7pm t: 822778 C.A.B. Appointments: t : 01692 405847 Chesterfield Hall Cabbell Rd Mon 10am Parent & Toddlers Sun 11.45am Family Service & Children’s Club Christian Fellowship Sun 10.30am Top of Norwich Road t: 838180 Cromer Chamber Orchestra 7pm Mons ( term time) High school t: 511600 Cromer Forum 1st Tues 7.30pm Methodist Church New Hall t: 515138 Diabetes UK 4th Thurs 7.30pm Cromer Hospital (outpatients) t: 01692 403351 Elderberries Badminton & Short Mat Bowls 3-5pm Mon & Fri. t: 519030 Flower Club 7.30pm 3rd Mon Junior School. t: 513408 Extend exercise for over 60’s Tues 2.30pm , St. Martin’s Church Hall, Mill Rd. t:768159 Folk Dance Club 7.30-9.30pm Tues Community Hall t: 578224 Garden Society 7.30pm 3rd Thurs Methodist Church Hall t: 511211 Hockey Club Mondays u16s & u13s 6.30pm Adults 7.15pm Sports Centre Korean Martial Arts t: 07765 282981 Lip reading classes Thurs 10 - 12noon Methodist Church Rooms t: 0344 8008002.

All telephone numbers are 01263 code unless noted otherwise.

Cromer continued N & N Assoc.for Blind 9.30-1pm Tues Merchants Place. N.N. Mencap Soc. Thurs 1pm Merchants Place. t: 578116 Parkinson’s Disease Soc. 10.30am 2nd Wed of month St John Hall, Bond St. R.E.M.E. 2pm 1st Tues The Cottage, t: 513313 RBL 7.30pm 1st Wed The Cottage Women’s Section 2.30pm 1st Thurs Royal Naval Assoc. 1st Friday 7.45pm (Summer) 12.30pm (Winter)Halsey House. Sea Scouts Overstrand Rd t: 512871 ROAB Wed 8.15pm The Cottage. Singing Group Thurs 10.30am. The Community Centre. t: 570117. Slimming & Support Club Thurs 9.30am St. John’s Hall, t: John Barker 834852 St John Ambulance Adults Tues 7.30pm Cadets Tues 5.45pm St John Hall Bond St Sea Scouts Overstrand Rd info t: 512871 Taekwondo Sports Centre. t: 711824 W.I. 2nd Thurs 2.30 pm,Garden St. Overstrand Coffee Morning, Methodist Church 1st Thursday 10:00 Gardening Club 2.30pm 1st Tues Parish Hall t: 576437 Carpet Bowls 2.30pm Thurs Parish Hall t: 833369 Strand Club 2nd Weds 2.30pm Methodist Church t: 578250 W.I. 3rd Wed 7.30pm Parish Hall t: 834242 Mundesley Bowls Pavilion Bingo: Sun 7.30pm, Whist Drive: Tues, Wed & Fri 1.45pm t: 721815 Carpet Bowls Mon 1.30pm Coronation Hall t: 721416 Community Choir Tues 7.30pm Methodist Church t: 01692 404266 Flower Club 2nd Weds of month 2pm Coronation Hall Free Church Sun Services11am, 6.30pm Library Mon:10-1pm,Tues 2-5.30pm Fri 10-1pm & 2-6.30pm, Sat 10-1pm t: 720702 Luncheon Club over 60’s & disabled. Mon & Thurs 12-2pm Free Church t :721984 MADRA t: 07734 689978 Methodist Church Sun worship 10.30am Pebbles Pre-School & Day Care t: 724600 Quiz Night Tues 8.30pm Conservative Club. All welcome RBL 4th Weds Haig Club. t: 722238 RBL Womens section 3rd Weds 1.45pm Coronation Hall t: 721021 Scrabble Club Fridays t: 720659 Taichi Weds 10.30am Church Rooms t: 720551 W.I. 2nd Mon 7pm Church Rooms t: 834368 North Walsham Animal Magic Dog Club training & fun with your dog. t: Kathy 720730 Bipolar Self Help Group 7pm 3rd Weds Saddlers Shop t: 0854 4349872 Charity Bingo Weds 8pm Community Centre. t: 01692 407214 Chess Club 7.30 Mondays Orchard Garden Pub. All abilities welcome. t: 01692 404649

Nth Walsham continued Extend Over 60’s Exercise Mondays: Methodist Church Hall t: 01692 407851 Hockey Club Under 11s. Fri 5-6pm Sports Centre t: 01692 404624 Lions Club 7.30pm 1st Mon of month. Community Centre. t: 01692 400702 Quaker Meetings Sun 10.30am Meeting House, Mundesley Rd. near Swafield. Reading 4 U 3rd Weds 9.45am St. John’s Hall, t: 768164 The Wheel of Light 1st Thurs 7.30pm Orchard Gdns Pub, t: 721484 Weavers Morris Dancers Victory Pool, Beginners welcome t: 512988 Sheringham Alcoholics Anonymous Sun 3pm St Josephs Church Beetle Drive 3rd Tues 7.30 pm St. Josephs Church Bridge The Morley Duplicate pairs Thurs 7pm Beginners Fri 2pm t: 822087 CAB. YESU,Thurs 10-2pm t: 01692 402570 Chess Club All ages & abilities welcome t: Geoff 01692 404649 Country Market 1st & 3rd Thurs St John Hall Evening W.I. 2nd Mon. St. Josephs Church Hall, t: 823889 for info. Fit Together-Tone Together Weds 9-10am, with Wyn Nurse Community Centre, t: 07826 869377 Flower Club 1st Thurs 7.30pm Woodfields School t: 837397 Gingerbread Fri pm Friends Meeting House t: 0785 9364 702 Harry Upcher Lodge ROAB Mon 8.15pm Tyneside Club, Station Rd Hearing Aid Clinic 10-12pm 1st Mon. Age Concern, Cremer St. Free advice. Just William’s Dancing for all Wed 8-11pm Social Club t:720069 mob 07780 83 8733 Ladies Fellowship 7.30pm 2nd Tues Salvation Army. Lip reading classes Thurs 1.30 - 3.30pm Health Centre t: 0344 8008002 MS meetings 7-9pm 1st & 3rd Weds. Robin Hood Pub, t: 823392 Morris Dancing. Oddfellows Hall. Weds 7.30pm t: 837693 N.N. Green Party 7.30pm 1st Friday Burlington Hotel. All welcome. N.Norfolk Model Group 8pm last Fri St John’s Hall t: 514059 Old Shannocks 2.15pm last Wed Community Rooms. Quaker Meetings Sun 10.30am Cremer St. R.A.F.A. 4th Tues of month. t: 837229 Saturday Super Sale First Sat 9-11am. Salvation Army Hall, Cremer St. Sheringham Singers ~ Val Crowe Tues 2.30 pm. Friends Meeting Hse, - t: 825149 Sheringham Voyager 2pm 1st & 3rd Thurs. Community Centre t: 01692 500550 The Runtons Bingo 7.30pm Sun & Mon Bernie’s Social Club E.Runton t: 834965 Philatelic Society 2nd Mon of month 7.30pm W.Runton Church Hall.

The Runtons continued Probus Club 12.30pm 1st Tues, Links Hotel t: 833366 Rotary Club Weds 6pm except any 5th Weds Dormy House W.Runton, t: 578194 Sequence Dancing Mon 8 - 10.30pm East Runton Village Hall. t: 822360 W. Runton Scouts INFO : t:712288 W.I. 2.15pm 2nd Wed W.Runton Church Hall Trimingham Coffee morning 3rd Weds 10.30am “Pen’s People” Writers Weds 12-2pm t: John Barker on 834852 Poppyland Club (Ladies) 2nd Weds 2.30pm Whist Drive Thurs 1.45pm Pilgrim Centre. £1.50 per person including refreshments and raffle. Slimming Club : John Barker t: 07799 060407 Also: Antingham & Southrepps Playgroup t: 834148 Bingo 7.30pm 4th Fri Felbrigg Village Hall Bingo 7.30pm 2nd Fri excl. Aug. St Mary’s School Roughton t: 512996. Bingo 3rd Friday 7.30pm Roughton Village Hall Crazee Kidz Club 7pm. 2nd & 4th Fri. term time. Roughton Village Hall 7-16yrs. t:768138 Cromer & Sheringham Brass Rehearse 8pm Thurs Upper Sheringham Village Hall t: 588654 Cromer Air Rifle Club 9am -noon Sun. Near Sheringham. t: 570223 Extend exercise for over 60’s Mon 2.30pm Northrepps Village Hall t:768159 Greenfingers Gardening Club 7.30pm 1st Thurs Jubilee Hall, Banningham t: 761620 / 768004 Gym Club Thurs 5-8pm Northrepps Village Hall t: 576609 Knapton Ladies Club 3rd Mon 7.30pm Village Hall t:720908. 1st Tues Women’s Own Methodist Church t: 721439 Norfolk Submariners 1st Wed 12noon Kings Head, Horsham St Faith t: 511758 MS Group Mon 10 - 2pm Southrepps Village Hall t: 823392 Northrepps R.B.L.1st Mon 7.45pm Northrepps Cottage t: 579633 Northrepps Pre-School. Mon-Fri 8.30 – 3.30pm Hot lunches. t: 579396 NN Amateur Radio Group Wed & Thur 10-4 Muckleburgh t: 821936 Nth Norfolk Model Engineering Club 1st Fri 7.30pm High Kelling Social Centre Prize Bingo 7.30pm 1st & 3rd Fri Gimingham Village Hall Roughton Under 5’s Playgroup t: 07553 456083 Seniors Swimming Club Mon & Weds am, Fri pm Greshams Swimming Pool, Holt. t: 711123 Suffield Park Bowls Club. Whist Drives Tues 2.15pm. Cash or Prize Bingo Fri twice monthly 7.30pm. Bar - Raffle. Trunch Bumbles Pre-school t: 01263 720931

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Special Events MARCH Friday 9th to Sunday 11th Poppy Line Spring Gala Hop-on, hop-off Rover tickets let you ride as many trains as you want during the day – really good value at £16 adult, £10 child 5 – 15 (under 5s go free) and £15 senior citizen. There’s also a family Rover at £45 for 2 adults + 2 children, or 3 adults + one child. Details and advance bookings on, or call 01263 820 800.

Saturday 10th 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm start QUIZ NIGHT - Cromer Parish Hall. £10 per team (table of 4). Raffle. Bring your own drinks & nibbles. All proceeds to Cromer Youth FC. All welcome. Book a table now! Call Alison on 07825 324 442

Sunday 11th 9:00 am to 12:30 pm CAR BOOT SALE, Inside and Outside. Bacon Rolls, Refreshments, Homemade Cakes. Pitches/tables bookable on 01263 824905. Proceeds to the Village Hall Maintenance Fund.

nibbles to share. Proceeds to the Village Hall Maintenance Fund.

Saturday 17th

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Coronation Hall, Cromer Road, Mundesley The Women’s Section of the Royal British Legion Mundesley and District Easter Fayre. Highlights include ‘Tin Bowler’, Easter Gifts, Teddy and Doll’s Stall, Cakes, Plants, Raffle, Books, Refreshments and lots more.

7:00 for 7:30 pm Coronation Hall Film Club, Mundesley Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy. Admission £4, members £3 Refreshments. All welcome.

Tuesday 13th 7:00 pm Lent Course led by Canon Derek Elton, on the Apocalypse, with illustrations by the late Lewis Davies. St. Andrew's Church East Runton. Tuesday 13th 7:30 for 8:00 pm Quiz Night at Trimingham House Caravan Park, teams of 4, £1.00 per person — Contact No. Liz 01263 834965

10:30 am “The Churches of East Anglia” The Cromer Society 10 week Extended Lecture Course presented by Gerald Randall at The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer

Wednesday 14th

7:00 pm “A European Tour - 3” The Cromer Society Recorded Music Section presented by William Bestelink at Suffield Park Bowls Club, Station Road, Cromer

Friday 23rd

10.00 am - 3:00 pm Spring Fair St John Ambulance Hall, Bond Street, Cromer, NR27 9DA Arts, crafts, jewellery, handmade goods, local crafts and The Body Shop at Home.

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Saturday 17th

10:00 am - 4:00 pm WEA Sheringham Branch - Day School The British Herring Industry. Tutor: Chris Unsworth. Topics covered include the fishermen, the Scottish herring girls, the natural history of the herring and the international herring trade. St Andrew's Methodist Church Hall, Sheringham Cost : £15 For more information or reservations contact Nicky Diggle 01263 825696

11:00 am - 12:30pm The Great Reading Takeaway at Cromer Library. Bollywood Dance brought to you from Jaya Dance, stories of India, crafts and authentic Indian Snacks which are being generously donated by Dalia Spice. This free event is suitable for younger children and families. Booking is recommended. Contact Maria on 01263 512850

Saturday 17th 11:30 am - 3:00 pm Jigsaw Day Come and do a Jigsaw - or two - or swap or buy. Free Entry. The Copeman Centre, Briston Village Hall. Refreshments & Lunch Available Contact:Anne - 01263 861004

Saturday 17th

Wednesday 14th

7:00 pm “Zulu Wars & Rorke's Drift” Illustrated talk presented by John Needham at Suffield Park Bowls Club, Station Road, Cromer

2:30 to 5:00 pm 1940s style Musical Tea Party at The Railway Institute, NNR, Holt Station, High Kelling. Live music with 'Timescape'. (1940s costume optional) Tickets are £6 and includes Homemade cakes, refreshments and ample free parking. Advance booking essential. Tel:- 01263 820800. Proceeds to help improve educational facilities at the North Norfolk Railway.

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Thursday 22nd

7:30 pm The Upper Octave presents Bizet to Broadway at All Saints Church, Upper Sheringham. Tickets: £10 (includes interval refreshments) Available in advance from Alan Boardman 01263 824237, Lin Wright 01263 822312 or at the door

Sunday 18th Mother’s VIP Day at the Bure Valley Railway (see page 12 for details)

10:00 am to mid afternoon LADIES’ DAY in Upper Sheringham. Artichoke Clothing and Accessories. Flower arranging talk/demonstration (morning). Advice about home security (afternoon). Manicures, handmade quality jewellery, raffle. Morning coffee, light lunch, tea and cakes. Tickets £10.00 available in advance from Lin Wright 01263 822312 or Moya Myerscough 01263 588859 or if available at the door. Afternoon only tickets £3.00 at the door from 1:30 pm Proceeds to the Upper Sheringham Flower Festival 1st -3rd September 2012

Saturday 24th 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm Soup Lunch With Coffee and Cakes! Langham Parish Room. Admission is free and food will be individually priced. Net proceeds will be for Langham Church General Fund. Everyone is very welcome and we look forward to seeing you. For more details Tel: 01328 830605

Sunday 25th 10:00 to 12:00 noon COFFEE MORNING & 'MARDLE’ Save cooking breakfast, try our delicious Bacon Rolls and have a chat to friends and neighbours. Refreshments and cakes will also be available for sale. Proceeds to the Village Hall Maintenance Fund.

Sunday 25th 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Exhibition at Corpusty Village Hall Local History, Art and Crafts, Photographs - Bygones, Wildlife, Old Airfields etc. Adults £1, children free entry. Light lunches and teas, plant sales, books and a raffle. Proceeds towards the redecoration of the village hall.

Wednesday 21st

Friday 16th From 2:00pm Knitting Circle or just come along for a chat and a drink at Pilgrim Shelter Trimingham, £1.50 per person, including raffle —Contact No Liz 01263 834965

10:30 am “The Churches of East Anglia” The Cromer Society 10 week Extended Lecture Course presented by Gerald Randall at The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer

Wednesday 21st

Friday 16th 7:00 for 7:30 start FUN QUIZ NIGHT Teams of four or make up a team on the night. £2 per person. Prize for the winning team. Tea/Coffee available or bring your own drinks and

From 1:45 pm Cribbage at Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham , £1.50 per person including raffle and refreshments — Contact No Liz 01263 834965

PLEASE NOTE We cannot accept event details or corrections by telephone. Post concise copy to Paul at Merchants' Place or send email to : by noon

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So why not check they’re ok, a friendly voice will brighten up their day and make their sad face smile. When I not on duty I visit my neighbour, sometimes I go shopping for her. Doing things for other people makes me feel happy and proud of what I’ve done. We must all look after each other in our community.

The Sport Relief Mile If you can't take part in the Sport Relief Mile but would like to help Phil Harris is looking for Stewards on Sunday 25th March for a couple of hours. Please contact Phil on 01263 514771 or email:

Aylsham Foodie Quiz

with PC Lorna Law OUR COMMUNITY Today on CRABBEAT we are going to think about other people. Do you have an older relative or neighbour that cannot get out and about? Winter is a very lonely time for people on their own.

Road Safety Did you spot any of the red road signs on your way to school? This week on your way to school see how many Warning signs you can spot. Warning signs are usually in a red triangle. PC Pete Perkins is now Sergeant Perkins. He is the new Sergeant at Poppy Town Police Station. If you have any questions you would like to ask Sergeant Perkins you can email him at

They may not see anyone for days or even weeks.

Bye for now.

PC Lorna Law

Quizzers and Foodies will have the opportunity to display their knowledge at a special quiz night to be staged in Aylsham on Saturday 31st March. Organisers, Slow Food Aylsham, are promising a fun evening with all the questions having a link to food or drink. Quizmaster Roger Willis says, "We'll be including a real mixture of subjects, ranging from local cheese to food in music and almost anything possible in between. Our aim is to give everybody a chance to win, even if they don't know too much about food and drink!" Members of Slow Food Aylsham will be providing a supper at half time in the Quiz, with a delicious homemade Cottage Pie meal, accompanied by tea and coffee, included in the ticket price. Contestants who prefer something stronger are encouraged to bring their own drinks. The Slow Food Aylsham Quiz Night will be in Aylsham Town Hall, starting at 7.30pm on Saturday 31st March. Tickets cost £7 per person or you can save money by getting your own table of six people together for a total cost of just £40. Tickets are available from Salad Days fruit & veg stall in Aylsham Market Place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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The Crabline Wordsearch All the words in this puzzle can be found in this isssue of Crabline

SPOT THE CRAB and win a Family Swim voucher from ‘SPLASH’ in Sheringham ( 2 Adults & 2 kids) If you are under 12, tell us your name, age & address, where the Crab is hidden and on which page. OR - If you are a pensioner, SPOT THE COD and win COFFEE & CAKE FOR TWO at the Aristocrat Tearooms, Bond Street, Cromer. Hand in your Entry, on a postcard please, to: The Crabline, Merchants’ Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES before the next issue comes out. The first entry out of the hat wins !

ISSUE 238 WINNERS! Congratulations to Funny Grandad of Mundesley who found the Cod in the gardening pic on page 12 and to Jayden Terry also of Mundesley (7 yrs old) who found the Crab in the Poppy pic on page 3.

DON’T FORGET! Entries for Spot the Crab, written by children themselves (at least their name) will always be drawn before the rest.

Cromer Museum March 2012 Events for Adults Fri 16 March, 10am – 3pm Hands-on Fossils: a beginner's guide to fossils Suitable for beginners, this one-day workshop will use the collections of the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service. We will take a romp through the variety of fossils from Norfolk and beyond, from microscopic pollen to elephants. Find out how to collect, curate and identify fossils, how they came to be preserved and what they tell us about our geological past. Have a go at finding and identifying real fossils from the Cromer Forest Bed using a microscope. Cost: £15.00. Museums Pass £14.00. Please pay when booking, either in person or by post (cheques payable to Norfolk County Council). Tuesday 20 March, 10.30am – 12noon Mardle at the Museum Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and have a mardle about Cromer past and present. Bring along your photos and memorabilia for us to record and help

to identify faces and events from our community archive. Admission Free. Opening Times April – October 2012 Mon – Fri: 10am – 4pm Saturday 12noon – 4pm Sunday 1 – 4pm November 2012 – March 2013 Mon - Fri: 10am – 4pm Saturday 12noon – 4pm Closed Sundays Admission Adult £3.50, Conc. £2.90, Young Person (4-16) £2 Contact Us Web site email Tel. 01263 513543.

Things Mothers Would Never Say How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back? Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too Just leave all the lights on... it makes the house look more cheery Let me smell that shirt -- Yeah, it's good for another week Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I'll be glad to feed and walk him every day Well, if Timmy's mum says it's OK, that's good enough for me. The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It's not like I'm running a prison around here. I don't have a tissue with me... just use your sleeve Don't bother wearing a jacket - the wind-chill is bound to improve

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ALBY Service Station, Alby Horse Shoes Inn ALDBOROUGH Spar Shop AYLMERTON Service Station AYLSHAM Aylsham Garden Centre, Budgens, Somerfield, Tourist Info Centre BACTON Bacton Fish and Chip Shop BANNINGHAM The Crown Pub/Post Office BEESTON REGIS Metal Mend, Mini Market BODHAM Post Office COLBY, SUFFIELD & TUTTINGTON Churches CROMER Budgens, Cooperative Supermarket, Cooperative Travel, Council Offices, Country Club, Library, Crossways, Tourist Info Centre, Food Fare, Icarus Hines, K Hardware, Mill Road Post Office, Morrisons, Mary Janes Fish ‘n’ Chips, Morrisons Garage, N&P Building Society, Spar Shop, Cliff Road, White Horse Pub + 1,000 delivered in Town Centre EAST RUNTON East Runton Café, East Runton Stores FELBRIGG 55 copies delivered INGWORTH Church GIMINGHAM Heather Lee GRESHAM @ John Stibbons, Langdale ITTERINGHAM Village Shop/Withers Gallery KNAPTON Elephant Playbarn, Church Porch & MADRA LITTLE BARNINGHAM Village Hall MUNDESLEY Crayford & Abbs, Country Pickings, Mace, Manor House, Rushes Newsagents, Tourist Info Centre NORTH WALSHAM @ Sainsbury’s NORTHREPPS Foundry Arms OVERSTRAND Post Office, Centre Stores, Overstrand Garden Centre ROUGHTON Jet/Post Office & Groveland SHERINGHAM Budgens, CAS Travel, Crown Inn, Library, Poppy Line Railway Station, Tyneside Club SIDESTRAND Mrs Taylor, Rocket Cottage SOUTHREPPS Mace Shop, Vernon Arms SUSTEAD from Mrs Jubb, Pear Tree Cottage THORPE MARKET Church TRIMINGHAM Woodlands Park and Church Porch TRUNCH Corner Shop WEST BECKHAM Wheatsheaf Public House WEST RUNTON Spar PO Shop

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Crabline Issue 240  

Crabline Issue 240 10th March 2012

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