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ISSUE 243 21st April 2012



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Dream to Reality for Mundesley’s Youngsters In little over a year the children and young people of Mundesley have seen the long awaited skate park become a reality and officially opened by North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb on Easter Sunday. Hundreds of villagers, supporters, friends and most importantly, skaters and riders, attended the ceremony held at the recently completed skate park built on land owned by Mundesley Parish Council adjoining Mundesley Gold Park. The project, first proposed over ten years ago, was given fresh and dramatic impetus about a year ago when Mundesley Youth and Community Group (MYC) took a leading role. Working closely with Mundesley Parish Council, as well as other key partners a very effective

fund raising campaign secured a substantial grant of £49,999 from the Big Lottery Community Spaces Fund, managed by Groundwork UK and £1,900 from Norfolk Community Foundation. The generous bequest of £12,000 from local resident Pat Bawden left MYC with £21,000 to find. Mundesley rose to the occasion and a series of events including the Marvellous Mundesley Fayre, Ctd on page 4

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HANDY NUMBERS Benefits Agency.................01603 248 248 C.A.B.................................08444 111444 (Holt)..................................01263 713 849 (Nth Walsham)...................01692 402 570 Coast Guard......................01493 851 338 Council (County)................01603 222 222 (District)...............01263 513 811 Aylsham High School.........01263 733 270 Cromer High School...........01263 511 433 Sheringham High School........01263 822 363 Cromer Sports Centre........01263 515 669 Doctors: Aldborough........................01263 768 602 Aylsham.............................01263 733 331 Cromer...............................01263 513 148 Mundesley.........................01263 724 500 Sheringham.......................01263 822 066 N.H.S DIRECT...................08 45 46 47 Hospital (Cromer)................01263 513 571 Job Centre (Cromer).............01263 543 400 Libraries: Aylsham.............................01263 732 320 Cromer...............................01263 512 850 Mundesley.........................01263 720 702 Sheringham.......................01263 822 874 Opticians............................0781 043 7051 R.S.P.C.A..........................0870 555 5999 Tourist Info.........................0871 200 3071 Mundesley Visitor Centre............01263 721 070 Travel Enquiries.................0870 608 2608 National Express................0870 580 8080 Rail Enquiries.....................0845 748 4950 Veterinary Surgeon............01263 822 293 Victim Support...................01493 330 600 POLICE.............................0845 456 4567

* Cromer Police Station Staffed Mon 8am - 3.30pm, Tues & Weds 8am - 4pm*

Have you heard of the Big Society Fund? Until the end of March this year the North Norfolk District (l-r Paul, Catherine and Mark) Council were responsible for there is no doubt that it should be a the North Norfolk Community welcome resource for all of us trying Partnership(NNCP) which was to get things done in North Norfolk, made up of numerous groups whether charities, community and organisations reflecting the groups, parishes or activists. In community of North Norfolk, order to take advantage of the funding we all need to get moving ranging from the police to the though, since this first round closes NHS. It was funded through an allocation from the County coming from second home owners’ council tax - with the intention of supporting the towns and villages in North Norfolk particularly affected by partially empty homes. There is certainly no intention here to knock all those valued people who have chosen to make North Norfolk their second home and who make very welcome additions to the community - many of whom end up becoming permanent and active residents. Rather it is more a recognition that a number of frequently empty houses does have an affect on the sense of community in some of our villages. The funding to NNCP has now been reallocated to the newly formed Big Society Fund, and whilst there is some confusion about the exact budget for this fund – which ranges from £450,000 to £700,000 for 2012/13 from 2 official sources I have read today –

on 4th May! Application forms can be found on the NNDC website. For those people who don’t feel comfortable filling out forms, help is at hand! Voluntary Norfolk is holding two free workshops on fund seeking with special emphasis on the Big Society Fund. They are on 19th April afternoon in North Walsham and 20th April morning in Hempton, Fakenham. You may not have picked up your Crabline in time to catch either of these workshops, but if you phone Andrew on 01263 516319 he will be delighted to give individual assistance, and if there is enough demand, schedule additional workshops. You can also phone Catherine at Poppyland on 01263 519454 for advice. But don’t worry, if you miss this deadline, there will be others throughout the year, and hopefully into the future. CP

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Summer Balls, Casino Evenings and dozens of smaller fundraising events have ensured the £84,000 required for a bespoke, state-ofthe-art skate park suitable for skateboaders, scooter riders, roller-bladers and bmx riders was raised. After unveiling the Mundesley Skate Park sign Norman Lamb congratulated all concerned in bringing the project to such a speedy and successful conclusion. He remarked that this was the third major community event he had attended at Mundesley in as many weeks, which suggested Mundesley was the most active community in North Norfolk. Amanda Ng, Chair of MYC, thanked the many volunteers for the support they had given and remarked that the whole village had pulled together to provide a top quality facility that children and young people really wanted. Amanda also acknowledged the support of the Parish Council and District Councillor Wyndham Northam, She then invited Norman Lamb to make a scooter ride between the skate park ramps. This was followed with a display of skate boarding skills from the experienced members of Milk Skateboard Co.

With ceremony concluded the skaters and riders of all ages thronging the tops of the ramps and the edge of the bowl surged onto the skate park. The accompanying photographs give some idea of the happy atmosphere and buzz of the official opening.

Well done Mundesley. C’mon Cromer!

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Spec: Design and build: Wheelscape Skateparks. Gold Park, Mundesley is a bespoke free-form park of concrete construction. The park starts off on a raised section with a small quarter. This leads onto an along and down grind rail, an along and down hubba ledge and a small 4 set of stairs. This flows down into a bank to block which gives the return to hit the kicker to ledges/rail. The bowl has a mini ramp section with bowled out pump pockets, one of the pockets is escalated giving that extra bit of speed to the bowl.

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Dear Editor

Dear Editor,

We would also like to see the answers published in the next issue in case we get stuck on any of the puzzles.

Val & John are organising a three course dinner at the Constantia Cottage Restaurant East Runton on May 10th at 7:00 pm for Autism Anglia. The charity promotes the welfare, education, treatment & care of people with autism & supports their families & friends. There will be a talk about autism, entertainment from the Constantia Brothers & a raffle. All profits from this event will be donated to Autism Anglia. Tickets are available from John or Val on 01263 514509 or 07771607097 at £20.00 per head. Please order tickets by April 30th to avoid disappointment.

Keep up the good work.

Thanking You

V Pells

Val Callaghan

Later on this year we will be holding the ever popular INGWORTH TROSH which raises much needed money for three local churches. The Trosh is an extravaganza of vintage tractors and agricultural machinery alongside a farmers market, stalls and attractions for all the family. We also have a Ransome threshing drum which will be working during the afternoon. Can I via your magazine ask if anyone has vintage machinery they could bring or would like to have a stall at the Trosh that they contact Alan Witham on 01263 761156. We are particularly looking for local country crafts/produce or activities. The TROSH will be on September 9th on fields in Ingworth and will start at 1pm.

Dear Sir,

Dear Editor,

Thank you. Helen Burrell

Am I correct in believing that the tide table for Cromer times you publish are GMT and are therefore 1 hour 'early' and not correct for British Summer Time? Could you please either publish the times correct for BST or add a note requesting readers to add 1 hour for 'correct' BST Tides.

Noel Coward said Norfolk was flat, but it isn't, and all along the North Norfolk coast there are beautiful views of the sea, cliffs, woods and so on. A high proportion of the holidaymakers who visit the area come by car, but in many of the places where there are the best views there is nowhere to stop safely. I would therefore like to suggest that thought be given to creating a number of laybys or small car parks at key spots. The cost would not be great but they could add to the enjoyment of those who want to walk, or paint or just sit and enjoy the views.

Dear all, So nice to see you now include puzzles in the Crabline. It helps to keep the old brain active! We did not know what Exho was in the word search in issue 242. Should it have been Echo? (oops, yes is should - Ed)

Many thanks,

Neil Patrickson

Neil - you are quite right in that the times listed in issue 242 were for GMT and were not adjusted for British Summer Time. I’ve added a note to this issue’s times. (Ed)

Yours sincerely, David Lane Cromer

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An elderly man was driving down the M11 when his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Albert, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on the M11. Please be careful!" "It's not just one car," said Albert, "It's hundreds of them!"

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If a man says something in the middle of a forest, and there are no women around to hear him, is he still wrong?

Courses offered at Merchants’ Place Our very popular Tai Chi course is starting on Wednesday 12th April, 6 – 7pm. This is a 5 week introduction course covering the history, health benefits and exercises. Tai Chi is for all ages and all levels of fitness. So, if you would like to improve your fitness and reduce your stress levels please call Geoff at Merchants` Place 01263 519454 to join our friendly class. Do you need help with computers? Adult Education are running a 5 week Beginners IT class starting 16th April 1.30 – 3.30pm & to follow on an Improvers class starting 28th May 1.30 – 3.30pm call 0844 800 8002 to enrol. FREE courses offered by Adult Education v Caring for Children Level 1, 10 week course starting 17th April 9.30am-3pm v Get by in Spanish, 5 week course starting 18th April 9.45am – 12noon For the above courses contact Adult Education 0344 800 8002 FREE Maths & English for Work 12 week courses, contact Bridget at Adult Education 07785 513227 Community Information Citizens Advice Bureau holds sessions every Monday morning , appointment only call 08444 111 444 Norfolk Community Law Service FREE legal advice every Tuesday from 5pm call 01603 496623 North Norfolk Business Forum holds a Business Surgery offering FREE advice call 01263 510709 NHS Wellbeing Service offers appointments for information call 0300 1231503 For a full list of courses, groups and information see our website

Office ‘Hot Desk’ Facilities Available in Cromer Merchants’ Place has desk space available for hire. All desks include on-site access to… v WiFi v Pc or lap-top with back-up I.T. support v Reception service (9am-5pm, 5 days/week) v Virtual business address service v Telephone v Fax v Quality printing, copying & scanning facilities v 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 Merchants’ Place is run by Cromer Past Present Future Ltd, a non-profit making organisation, providing facilities and services to the people of North Norfolk. Cromer Past Present Future Ltd Merchants’ Place Tel: 01263 519454 16 Church Street CROMER Norfolk NR27 9ES Fax: 01263 510708 Email: Web:

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Roll up, roll up – Cromer needs you! Cromer Carnival is on the search for its Royal Family for 2012 Cromer Carnival, now in its 43rd year, is on the lookout for their Royal Family for 2012. The carnival which takes place from 11-17 August, is appealing for residents to step forward and represent their local area. The ever-popular Miss Cromer competition will take place from 7.30pm on Friday 27th April at which judges will select Miss Cromer 2012 as well as her Senior Attendant. The competition which will be held at The Cliftonville Hotel will be judged by Icarus Hines, Jonathan Hodgetts from Woodrows, Louise Hale from Just Beauty and Belinda Cammell from the Cliftonville. Organiser Michelle Hedge said “The

Norfolk Lore Shrieks, Shingle and Shock at Sheringham

Carnival is one of Cromer’s highlights and is a fantastic event to be part of. The role of Miss Cromer is a fabulous opportunity to represent Cromer and have a unique and fun experience. The night is very relaxed and all entrants will have the opportunity to have an informal chat with the judges. This is a brilliant way to kick off the coming Carnival season.” 2011s Cromer Carnival Queen Lucy Royle said “Being Miss Cromer was one of the most fantastic experiences of my life. We were worked hard but spoilt rotten too! You most definately need to be committed to being Miss Cromer, but it is well worth it and the more you put in the more you get out! I would do it all again in the blink of an eye if I could!” The winner who will be crowned Miss Cromer at a ceremony on Sunday 12 August, during Carnival week, will win a prize of £200, sponsored by Woodrows Chartered Surveyors. The senior attendant, sponsored by Icarus Hines Butchers will receive a prize of £150.

Entrants must be 17 years old or over and live within the areas of the Poppyland Partnership which includes Cromer, Suffield Park and the Parishes of Aldborough, Aylmerton, East and West Runton, Felbrigg, Hanworth, Northrepps, Overstrand, Roughton, Sidestrand, Sustead and Trimingham. Contestants must be able to attend all day on Sunday the 12th and Wednesday 15th August 2012 and for the whole of Carnival week, if possible. The Junior Attendants competition will take place on Friday 4th May at 7pm at The Cottage in Cromer. Entrants must be 12 - 16 years old and live within the areas of the Poppyland Partnership. The Prince and Princess competition will take place on Sunday 6th May at 3pm at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier. Entrants must be 11 and under and live within the areas of the Poppyland Partnership.

melodious. Whatever the source of the ‘shrieks’, no storm or disaster followed – on that night at least.

On the boundary A couple of issues ago Norfolk of Sheringham Lore looked at the legend of parish, close to a Shrieking Pits. A shrieking gap in the cliffs, is female phantom is considered a place where, in to be the portent of disaster by the mid-1700s, the people of Sheringham. In the bodies of twelve drowned the late 1800s a correspondent sailors, washed ashore after a storm, great saucer-like eyes are always wrote “When she is heard bad were put in a ditch and covered with reported close to him. Also a white times are coming. She had been a heap of stones. The sailors weren’t handkerchief is tied over the place silent for a long time ‘til last given a proper burial and as a result where his head should be. He always Christmas (1863), when she many people passing the spot, just runs from the sea and along Shock’s caused several people in Upper before or during bad weather, Lane to the high ground behind reported the sound of shingle being Sheringham into great alarm Sheringham. dropped pebble by pebble onto a big with unusually hideous What are those lights on the road yellings”. However others noted stone……..tap, tap, tap tap tap, tap ahead? Oh they’ve gone! tap, tap, tap …… that a particularly noisy and Did you see that deer in the However another warning of a large group of young people headlights? dangerous storm around Sheringham had been making their way That was too big and dark to be a is ‘Shuck’, or Shock a large black home from the pub at the time deer! beast that has the appearance of a of the report and that their dog. Unlike the legend farther a long MD-H the coast Shock is headless, but singing was more painful than Crabline Papers Merchants’ Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES


mice. The days of cleansing areas we inhabit of other less powerful groups are a thing of the past.

Mouse Corner Dear Mr Mouse, I am one of those CATS but am happy to back your ‘Don’t buy a Cat’ campaign. I am so magnanamouse. I have to advise you that you ‘Can’t buy a Cat’ with such skills. I come from a long line of cats with centuries of inherited skill, agility, patience, poise, intel l e c t Mia apologises, I was so enthralled thinking about my pedigree, attributes and family tails and feasts feats I dozed off. I know tonight will be an active night and I need my beauty sleep. I was very struck by your appalling living conditions forced to rely on old used cables for nourishment and stuck in the office all the time. I enjoy such luxury I couldn’t condone such conditions for a fellow cat and would have to bring it to the attention of my Mouse Patrol and that is another reason why I am backing your ‘Don’t buy a Cat’ campaign. Your plight really touched me and as I am so very genermous would like to extend to you and your wife, Mrs Mouse, an invitation to the delights of my estate. Free accommodation is available in the garage wing with lots of fresh air, places to explore, games to play, perfect for raising a family. I can also recommend the food and know that our mice, for a real treat, are given chocolate champagne truffles to die for. Finally in these Catastrophic financial times, when recycling is all the C rage one shouldn’t buy a Cat they come free from the Protection league. I hope my offer gives you some paws for thought and hope to meat you soon. Fondly yours Mia B. Purrfect Dear Sir I read your letter to the Crabline the other night when I could not get to sleep and one of my servants had left it open at your letter.

I too get bored at night and get into trouble in the mornings - why they bought a new carpet I'll never know the old one was lovely - lots of loose tufts for me to tug out and now I have had to to start afresh. However, i am wandering from the point - you said the big one said "get a cat" - I think that is an EXCELLENT idea - I could help you with your typing - my paws can hold this shift button thingy down - (sometimes) the only problem is my maid servant gets cross when i moult on the keyboard.


Why wasn’t proper food provided to the creature, this would have prevented the attempt to eat a cable. It is fortunate for you the poor little chap wasn’t electrocuted.


Leaving computers, and presumably other office machinery, running overnight when not required shows a complete disregard for needless energy consumption and reduction of your carbon footprint.

We could play catch at night - you and mrs mouse would, of course, be "it" and i would chase you round the office, up and down the blinds - they are quite easy to climb after a bit of practice - around, up and over the furniture and if we knock over the waste bins that would be really good - we could play with the paper inside , tear it into lots of little bits and scatter it like confetti around the office.

I sincerely hope that you will take note of these matters and correct them immediately, failure to do so could have very serious consequences for you.

You and mrs mouse would get really fit and none of us would be bored and then we wouldn't be shouted at by these humans.

The Crabline has 30 outlets according to the little map on the back cover of your magazine. It would be nice if you could include a small article about each place.

Yours sincerely Agatha Cholmondley-Maekepiece Gimingham Hall

Dear Editor,

i could teach you how to train them so they would leave out little bits of biscuits, cheese and other goodies for a little midnight snack - my servants do this every night without fail! (if they do forget i scratch the settee thingy to remind them - that soon jogs their memory)

Perhaps it's something "mr h mouse" could do - it would improve his computer skills, keep him out of mischief and if he did a good job there'd be no need to buy a cat!! (I loved his letter). Janet Munroe, Marina Road, Mundesley

I do so hope that the big one picks me to come and meet you - i am sure we will get along just fine,

... and finally, a slightly less charitable response from one of our overseas contributors.

with all best wishes and lots of purrs Daisy Puss (miss) Dear Crabline I was appalled to read about the conditions which h mouse and his family are forced to endure and the planned purrsecution of the mouse family. For me h mouse’s letter raises a number of issues: a)

Crabline needs to urgently address its culture of inclusion and diversity with regard to

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Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

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Cromer Music Evenings Sunday 29 April 2012 James Sherlock — piano Winner of the 2010 Royal Overseas League Piano Competition James is

an active recitalist and chamber musician, and has given recitals at the Edinburgh Fringe, Leeds International, and St. Martin in the Fields festivals, to name but a few. Upon graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge, he was a winner of BBC Fame Academy — The Next Generation (now BBC Performing Arts Trust). James is a Making Music Young Artist Award Winner for 2011. All concerts are held at Templewood on Sunday afternoon at 3pm. Admission Charges Members: £6 Non-members: £10

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 experiences and gave many examples of how the Lord Jesus has worked in her life – all this helped by the devotion and skills of her hearing dog, Goldie. Both these working dogs behaved impeccably throughout the concert. They probably knew they were in church!

Marilyn Baker & Tracy Williams in Concert Cromer Parish Church This well-attended event proved to be one of the most spiritually uplifting experiences I have witnessed recently within the hallowed walls of this church. Marilyn Baker, the highly acclaimed Christian singer, song-writer who is blind, introduced her newly acquired guide dog – Saafa. Before she started her programme Evelyn Smith, a long-standing friend and the Director of Canaan Sheringham, invited the audience to sing “Oh I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside”, which added a relaxing musical touch – being most appropriate as the church is so close to the sea! After which Marilyn Baker began singing and playing the most engaging songs, some written by herself with the lyrics pertaining to her faith and which, through her art, can enrich the faith of others, one song having a true gospel-like idiom adding a blues flavour in the closing bars. Each

Students & children: £3 COAST concert Nonmembers: £9

On leaving the building I’m sure everyone felt assure that, despite physical impairment, their faith has been made manifest for all present to witness – not forgetting the dogs – God’s gift to mankind. Terry Keeler 8/4/12 song was followed by testimonies portraying her life’s experiences as a Christian explaining, although being blind and in darkness, she lives in the light of the Lord Jesus and “wouldn’t have it any other way”. Her singing and accompanying herself at the digital piano was truly top class with rich harmonies created by her hands, enhanced by the sonorous timbre of her voice, was spellbinding to say the least. Tracy Williams, who has acute hearing difficulties, spoke of her life’s

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Chance Meeting Heralds New Festival Development A recent conversation between ’Folk on the Pier’ festival director Scott Butler and the partners who run the Cottage public house in Cromer has led to an exciting new development for the May event. At a chance meeting Mr Butler expressed his concerns that while he has always strived to expand the festival fringe events over the last fourteen years, this year he is facing an evermore ‘cropped fringe’ due to an increasing lack of venues in the town. The last two years in particular have seen the demise for various reasons of many of the places that have accommodated the fringe gigs and sessions. In tandem with this problem, though delighted at the rapid sales for the main concerts at the Pavilion Theatre, some of which are already virtually sold out, it ironically exacerbates the problem concerning attracting extra fans into Cromer for the folk weekend.

On hearing about Mr Butler’s concerns Mark Pearce, Pete Miles and Phillip Overall (shown left to right) swiftly took up the mantle to find a solution. As stalwarts of the Cromer Carnival, their combined expertise in running outside events was the key factor in finding an answer by way of an added marquee venue.

Within a week a plan was drawn up and given the go ahead both from North Norfolk District Council and Cromer Town Council for a fully staged venue which will be situated at North Lodge Park and will include a real ale bar and enable upwards of 275 concertgoers to enjoy a range of acts from the world of folk and roots music including storyteller and singer Jerry Harmon from the USA, full on harmony band Merry Hell, world inspired Seize the Day, blues band Split Whiskers and many more. The venue will run from the Friday night to Sunday tea time and a full programme which includes a Saturday late night ceilidh will be on offer. Due to the costs of running this second festival venue there will be a modest charge for the entertainment, but this will be little more than ’the

Split Whiskers price of a pint’. Mr Butler said he was delighted with this new collaboration and looks forward to making sure the programming for the marquee creates a success for all concerned. Details of the marquee concerts and other fringe events will be released in the coming weeks before the festival. Merry Hell

Jerry Harmon

Goodbye from Laura and Matthew As many of you are now probably aware, we have left Café Main. This was a very hard decision for us to make but due to Laura’s shoulder problem that she has had for the last eighteen months we have had to sell the café. We have enjoyed our time very much over the last four years and we would like to thank everyone for your support and custom since we came to Cromer. We would also like to thank everyone that has helped and supported us over this time. Best wishes, Laura and Matthew

Café Main

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A Big Hello from all at Age UK North Norfolk. This edition we are going to cover Attendance Allowance. What is Attendance Allowance? Attendance allowance (AA) is a Tax-free benefit for people aged 65 or over who are physically ormentally disabled and need help with personal care or supervision to remain safe. You do not have to actually have to be getting any help. It is the help you need that is relevant, not what you get. You can get AA even if you live alone; you do not need to have a carer. AA is not means tested. Who can get Attendance Allowance? You must meet the following conditions:You are aged 65 or over You have a physical disability and have done so for the past six months or you are terminally ill

Fit Together Walks Why not join in one of the Fit Together Walks and enjoy the splendid North Norfolk scenery at a more civilized pace? The Local Pick Up Point for the full programme is Cromer Tourist Information Centre. Tues April 24th – 10:30am Felmingham/Swanton Abbott Walk – Grade 3 – Approx. 4 miles – A walk with gentle gradients and a mixture of quiet lanes, farm tracks, field and woodland paths and Weavers Way – Meet at the Weavers Way free Car Park, Felmingham – off the B1145 North Walsham/Aylsham Rd follow the sign ½ mile down Church Rd (OS Grid TG251286). Please arrive 20 mins early if you are new. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07826869377.

How much do you get? The weekly higher rate £77.45 is for people who need help day and night. The weekly lower rate £51.85 is for people who need help only during the day or only during the night. Does anything affect what you get? AA can be paid in addition to almost any other benefit eg state pension or pension credit. AA is ignored as income for means-tested benefits, so does not affect housing benefit or council tax.You will not get AA if you are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Check your benefits Getting AA can trigger extra help with means-tested benefits. You might qualify for a sever disability premium with housing benefit or council tax benefit, or a sever disability addition with your pension credit guarantee credit. If you have not been able to get these benefits before because your income was too high, you might qualify now. Tues April 24th – 2pm Felmingham Short Walk – Grade 2 - Approx. 2.3 miles – A mainly flat walk (except steps at beginning) with field edges, woodland paths, farm tracks and concrete surfaces. Meet at the Weavers Way free Car Park, Felmingham – off the B1145 North Walsham/Aylsham Rd follow the sign ½ mile down Church Rd (OS Grid TG251286) Please arrive 20 mins early if you are new. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07826869377. Weds May 9th – 10:30am Cromer to Overstrand Walk – Grade 4 – Approx. 4 miles (refreshment stop on route) – A mixture of concrete, dirt and grass cliff tops with steep gradients. Meet outside Merchants Place Area Partnership, 16 Church Street, Cromer, N27 9GW. Please arrive 20 mins early if you are new. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07826869377. Thurs May 10th – 10am Aylsham Grade 1 Bookable Walk - Grade 1 – Approx. 1 mile – A flat walk along dirt tracks and concrete paths. Meet at the Bure Valley Railway Car Park (free), Aylsham Station, Norwich Rd, Aylsham, NR11 6BW. Please book for this walk on 07826869377 by 3pm May 9th and arrive 20 mins early if you are new.

How do you claim? Ring the benefit enquiry line 0800 882200 and ask for the AA claim form, or ring Age UK North Norfolk01263 823126. We will help you complete the form. You can also claim on line UK North Norfolk thought of the day: There’s nothing funnier than folk!

Tell me this Do fish get thirsty? And how much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?

AYLMERTON VILLAGE HALL The rain and chilly wind did nothing to deter villagers and visitors from enjoying the now traditional Hot Cross Buns & Coffee morning at Aylmerton Village Hall on Easter Monday.

Bric-a brac, books and homemade cakes sold particularly well whilst a tombola and raffle added to the fun. The more serious side was to make villagers aware that the ageing roof needs a lot of work including retiling and first time insulation. On display were examples of the proposed materials and photographs of buildings where these had been used. It is hoped to include solar PV tiles in the project. It was a useful consultation with a very positive feedback. The Village Hall Management Committee now have to set about obtaining grant funding. Wish us luck! The Easter event raised a healthy £460 towards maintaining the Hall.

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The Pen proves mightier than the sword During the spring of 1381, in the reign of King Richard 2nd, North Walsham played its part in The Great Rising, known as the Peasants’ Revolt. Led in Norfolk by John Litester and a North Walsham man, named Cubbit, the rebels stormed

of town is also a worry for many traders and towns people, however, this cash investment could be seen a positive injection which will bring outsiders in to the centre where they can buy more local produce and specialist items. North Walsham faces a dilemma, without ample and possibly free parking, people will not stop to spend, but, without a much needed make-over, people will not even get out of their cars to consider the cost of parking. This is not only a worry for the town council but for the whole community.

The pen is good, but sometimes shouting helps too

the city of Norwich and its castle. Rebelling against the unreasonable pressures and demands of the government, the peasants demanded an end to serfdom and were angry with the King’s decision to raise poll tax for a third time. The rebellion was quickly quashed, thousands of peasants were massacred and Litester was executed. Today, in the spring of 2012, it is pleasing to see that the pen can be much mightier than the sword. Ink alone has momentarily halted the unreasonable plans of North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) whose aim was to make charges for North Walsham’s two, free car parks. Thanks to the efforts of a town petition, and a wave of protest, NNDC have decided on a 3 month reprieve and in the meantime have given the town council a set of proposals which are under debate. The Mayor Vivienne Uprichard and the town council have (according to the North Norfolk News) requested to know the amount it would cost to keep these car parks free with a view to offering the amount for this financial year. This however could only be a short term solution. With our high street in a state of demise and in severe need of investment the town council can little afford to divert their expenditure, yet, without the draw of free parking, many shoppers on the brink of mutiny may take the final leap to elsewhere. The extra costs of parking will also be an extra burden to students and the workers based in the town, pressures ill afforded. The possibility of 2 new supermarkets out

The prospects for North Walsham are not as bleak as the previous article suggests. North Walsham may be lacking in the town centre but the community has an amply supply of spirit and ideas to drive the town forward.

The stunning new Atrium building is one such community driven improvement which is reliant on volunteers and community spirit. It cost a staggering £5m to build and during the day functions as a school resource and an activity base on Saturday mornings. The building is also home to several community services, such as a nursery and physiotherapist. In addition to this it offers a range of film screenings and gives community groups and businesses a stylish meeting/activity base. It is truly a wonderful multi-use resource; the recent sell-out school production of Grease helped to showcase the professional sound system while the helpful team of volunteers, the comfortable seating

and affordable snacks made the evening a pleasurable and inexpensive diversion. The Atrium has raised the levels of positivity and pride amongst the high school students and the general feeling is that the building makes the school experience and environment much more pleasant! However, the building is in financial shortfall and the team are sending out a call to arms in a bid to raise public support and encourage the use of the facilities. Although the location is well hidden, requiring GPS tracking to find it, the main failure really seems to be in the shouting. As a race the British resist bragging, pride is a quiet, self-satisfying experience, but to survive that restraint must disperse as many locals do not understand how they can use the building and for what. It may well be that a supermarket style incentive is needed to get the financial ball rolling and encourage use, as, though the meeting rooms are more expensive than most other options in town, they are well designed and professional spaces. This new build is not the only flag of community spirit in North Walsham as there are a host of individuals who have ideas and thoughts on improvements. A group of such individuals have recently put together a ‘YouTube’ video showing the positive and negative side of the town. It is an honest appraisal and well worth watching, simply go to the North Walsham Town Guide and click on the Mary Portas page. This video forms part of the ‘Mary Portas Town Team’ bid which, to successful bidding towns, offers a package of support to help regenerate high streets. The more ‘hits’ this video gets, the more it demonstrates the amount of community support in the town and thus, the greater the chance of North Walsham being a successful bidder. It is now time to spread the word and for the community to pull together under a banner of regeneration. If anyone has a whisper of information about one such unified community group then please shout out. There are many who will heed the call, if it is loud enough. Hayley Staniforth-Room

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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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Four Worms in a Church A Minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars. The first worm was put into a container of alcohol. The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke. The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup. The fourth worm was put into a container of good, clean soil. At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results: The first worm in alcohol ... Dead. The second worm in cigarette smoke .... Dead. The third worm in chocolate syrup ... Dead. The fourth worm in good, clean soil ... Alive . So the Minister asked the congregation, "What did you learn from this demonstration?" Mavis was sitting in the back and quickly raised her hand and said, "As long as you drink, smoke, and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!" That pretty much ended the service !!

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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 (Radiology outpatients) t: 01692 405492 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. 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 Film Club 2nd Tues of month 7.30pm. Coronation Hall Flower Club 2nd Weds of month 2pm Coronation Hall Free Church Sun Services11am, 6.30pm Library Mon:10-1pm,Tues 2-5.30pm Fri 101pm & 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 Tai Chi 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 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

Speakers Club alt. Weds 7.00-9.15, High School. T: Brian 01328 830402 The Wheel of Light 1st Thurs 7.30pm Orchard Gdns Pub, t: 721484 Weavers Morris Dancers Weds 7:45. St Nicholas Rooms (Behind Church), Beginners welcome t: 512988 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 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. 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 : Tues 1:30pm at the Pilgrim Shelter. t: 01263 579797 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 APRIL

Funding Raising Meeting at Pilgrim Shelter Trimingham. Contact Liz 01263 834965

Wednesday 16th

Saturday 21st

Thursday 3rd

9:00 am to 1:00 pm Car Boot/Barn Sale (undercover). HillHouse Farm, Lower Bodham, Holt. £5 per pitch. 01263 713577. All welcome.

From 1:45 pm Whist Drive at Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham £1.50 pp including refreshments and raffle. Contact Liz 01263 834965

Sunday 22nd

May 5th

Thursday 17th

11:00 am to 2:00 pm Sandcastles Pre-School Spring Fling Bacton. Family fun for all, including dance display, story telling, animal corner, bouncy castle, stalls, police dog display, coastguards, games, refreshments and much more. Free entry.

From 1:45 pm Whist Drive at the Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham £1.50 pp including refreshments and raffle. Contact Liz 01263 834965

Tuesday 24th

1:45 pm Cribbage Session at the Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham. £1.50 per person including refreshments. Contact Liz on 01263 834965

Thursday 26th 1:45 pm Whist Drive at the Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham. £1.50 per person including refreshments. Contact Liz on 01263 834965

Thursday 26th 7:30 pm Diabetes UK Meeting at Cromer Hospital. Dr Iain Frame - Diabetes UK Director of Research. Website: for confirmation of the venue or contact Jackie or David on 01692 405492 for further information.

Thursday 17th

10:00 am to 12:00 noon Multiple Sclerosis Cake Break Coffee Morning at Thorpe Market Church. Stalls, cakes, raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac, coffee and cake. All most welcome.

Friday 4th

Wednesday 25th

From 1:45 pm Crib at the Pilgrim Shelter Trimingham, £1.50 pp including refreshments and raffle. Contact Liz 01263 834965

From 11:00 am Northrepps Luncheon Club. Northrepps Village Hall, New Rd, Northrepps. For retired people within 5 miles of Northrepps. Coffee at 11:00 and lunch from noon. Contact the secretary on 01263 579782

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Briston Yard Sales. Hot Lunches, Refreshments & Maps at the Copeman Centre. £3 per yard. All proceeds will go towards helping the youth of the village. Bookings: Tony 01263 862244 or Pete 01263 862559

7:30 for 8:00 pm Quiz Night at Trimingham House Caravan Park. Teams of 4, £1.00 per person. Contact Liz on 01263 834965

refreshments in the interval & a retiring collection will be taken for church funds.

Sat. 5th, Sun. 6th and Mon. 7th May 1:00 to 4:00 pm Exhibition of Village Memorabilia, Lace Making Demonstration & Model Makers Display at St Michael and All Angels Church, Sidestrand. Refreshments and Parking available

Saturday 5th

Tuesday 22nd 7:30 for 8:00 pm Quiz Night Trimingham House Caravan Park £1.00 pp, teams of 4. Contact Liz 01263 834965

Wednesday 23rd From 1:45 pm Crib at the Pilgrim Shelter Trimingham, £1.50 pp including refreshments and raffle. Contact Liz 01263 834965

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Art, crafts and local food & drink producers at Blakeney Village Hall. Free entry. For more details call Karen on 01263 588001 or e-mail

Thursday 24th

Sunday 6th

Thursday 24th

10:00 am tp 2:00 pm Table Top Sale St John Ambulance Hall, Bond Street Cromer. Proceeds will be divided between the St John Ambulance and the Cromer Dialysis Unit.

7:30 pm Diabetes UK meeting at The Radiology Outpatients Department Cromer Hospital. Speakers are Julie Widdowson - Diabetes Educator and Jane Little - Diabetes Specialist Dietitian. Contact Jackie or David on 01692 405492.

Friday 27th From 2.00 pm 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

Tuesday 8th

Saturday 28th

Thursday 10th

10:00 to 12:00 noon All chocolate coffee morning. Raffle, cakes and much more. St. Andrews Church, East Runton

From 1:45 pm Whist Drive at Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham £1.50 pp including refreshments and raffle. Contact Liz 01263 834965

7:30 for 8:00 pm Quiz Night at Trimingham House Caravan Park £1.00 pp, teams of 4. Contact Liz 01263 834965

From 1:45 pm Whist Drive at the Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham £1.50 pp including refreshments and raffle. Contact Liz 01263 834965

Friday 25th From 2:00 pm Knitting/Craft Circle, or just come for a cup of tea and a chat, Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham, £1.50 pp including refreshments and raffle. Contact Liz 01263 834965

Saturday 28th From 4:00 pm High Tea with music by Bill at Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham. Contact Liz on 01263 834985


Friday 11th From 2:00 pm Knitting/Craft Circle, or just come for a cup of tea and a chat, Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham, £1.50 pp including refreshments and raffle. Contact Liz 01263 834965

Wednesday 2nd From 1:45 pm Crib at the Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham £1.50 pp including refreshments and raffle. Contact Liz 01263 834965

Wednesday 2nd

Friday 11th 7:00 pm Jubilate Concert at Cromer Methodist Church. An evening of hymns, sacred songs, classical and light music and 'songs from the shows'. Light

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

Wednesday 11th April Please remember to include a contact ‘phone number for your event.

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with PC Lorna Law Welcome to Crabbeat. Kayleigh – would like me to tell you about Safe Cycling. I love to ride my bicycle. It’s great fun. But I always follow the guide lines from the Department for Transport. First I check my bicycle is safe to ride, I check my brakes and tyres are in good working condition. Then I check my front and back lights work well. Also my back reflector is clean and can be seen. I then get myself ready, it is important that drivers can see me clearly so I always wear clothes

that are fluorescent in daylight and reflective at night. I never ride my bicycle without wearing my cycle helmet. My cycle helmet is bright pink, what colour is yours?

Important Tips Never wear a personal stereo or use a mobile phone whilst riding your bicycle. Never carry a passenger unless your bicycle is designed to do so.

Now I’m ready to go on my journey.

Never lead an animal whilst cycling.

Before I move off I first look behind me to see if there are any vehicles approaching, if the road is clear I then signal to say I’m moving off. I never ride on the pavement. Pavements are for pedestrian only; unless there are special signs allowing me to do so. I always keep both hands on my handle bars, unless I am signalling or changing gear.

Always give horses and other animals plenty of room as you go by them. Never scare them by sounding your bell or horn.

I try to use cycle lanes when possible and when riding with friends we always ride in single file. Just like any road user I always obey road signs, traffic lights, signals made by the police, traffic wardens and school crossing patrols. I have found it better to get off my bicycle and walk at difficult junctions or roundabouts. As I am riding along I watch out for traffic doing unexpected things. I also ride far enough from the edge of the road to avoid drains and gutters.

Only overtake if it is safe to do so. When overtaking parked vehicles remember to watch out for the traffic both behind you and coming towards you, also watch out for the vehicle moving off or opening their door whilst you are overtaking. Remember there could be pedestrians crossing near the parked car. Never hold onto any vehicle or another cyclist. Always park your cycle thoughtfully so that it is not in the way of other people. Always lock it to prevent it being stolen and have the frame marked with your postcode. See you next time on the Crabbeat Bye for now PC Lorna Law © Elva Gledhill 2012

Photographic excellence continues in North Norfolk. North Norfolk Photographic Society has just held its two major Annual Competitions. In the club’s Annual Competitions, members may submit what they consider to be their best images for the year and standards are always high. The first, on 31st March, was the competition for Prints, judged by Allan Livingstone, who is Chairman of the Kings Lynn Camera Club, and an entertaining and experienced judge. There were well over 70 pictures to be judged, and with marks out of 10, 5 received full marks and another 18 got 9 or 9.5! The winner was Peter Chance with a beautiful misty shot entitled “Autumn at Pensthorpe” (centre) and Judy Knights and Judith Wells were joint second. On April 4th it was the turn for Digital Projected Images - the equivalent in this computer age of slides. This was judged by Jim Hartje from the

Peterborough Photographic Society. Jim has the stunning qualifications summarised as ARPS, EFIAP, DPAGB, APAGB and BPE5* and is a most experienced and astute judge, which is just as well as he had over 80 photos from which to select one winner. He gave full marks to 3, and 9 or 9.5 to another 10 images, the winner being an atmospheric monochrome shot “Silver Light” (pictured right) by Judy Knights with David Tottman coming second and Michaela Bone third.

North Norfolk Photographic Society meets on alternate Wednesdays at the Loades Hall - behind Holt Methodist Church. Visitors are most welcome and further information can be found either from the website, or from Secretary Judy Knights on 01263 825418.

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Crabline Sudoku

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 241 WINNERS! Congratulations to Mrs A Todd of Mundesley who found the Cod in the Skate Park image on P19 and to Abigail Wilkins of Cromer who found the Crab on the Sport Relief photo on P13.

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

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

COAST Arts Quiz Much fun and hilarity was had at the COAST Arts Quiz on Tue 13th March at The Dunstable Arms, 27 Cromer Road, Sheringham NR26 8AB. Thanks to the warm welcome, generous hospitality and tasty snacks provided by landlord Ali Robinson and landlady Jackie Ling, the event added £340 to the COAST coffers. Jackie said "We were delighted to help and are always keen to support local charitable events".

Sheringham Preservation Society, with 2nd prize going to members of Cley Poetry Circle. First prize was 4 free tickets to Bowjangles in concert at Sheringham Little Theatre on Sat 27th October. Back by popular demand, this fabulous all singing, all dancing string quartet returns with a new repertoire - combining fiery musicianship with energetic dance moves, vaudeville comedy and four part harmony singing in a dazzling stage show which will leave you spellbound. Tickets will be on sale soon via The Coast Box Office A BIG thanks to all that helped to make this event a roaring success, especially Helen and Michael Birtwell and all the staff at The Dunstable Arms.

17 teams of 4 turned out in support of this the first COAST fundraising event, including Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, NOVA, Cley Poetry Circle, Sheringham Preservation Society, Sisters in Spirit, Chibber, COAST Committee Members, Friends and Supporters. The winners by a fair margin were

Buoyed by enthusiasm, support and popular demand we are preparing a follow-up for Tue 19th June, 7.30pm also at The Dunstable Arms. Test your knowledge of all things coastal at The COAST Coast Quiz. Tables are limited so, to avoid disappointment, book yours now by emailing At just £20 for a team of 4 (max), we guarantee laughter, delicious home-made chips and sandwiches, and great prizes. Cheques for £20 to CASAF can be posted to The Treasurer, 15 Britons Lane Close, Beeston Regis, Sheringham NR26 8SH.

Cromer Museum March 2012 Events for Adults 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


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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, Hair Studio One, 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 Sidestrand Church Porch 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 243  

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