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Aylsham musical treat for aylsham folk

October 7, 2017

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Had to share this fab pic from Fiona Tibbett of a stunning rainbow over the town. Quick update on the garage site in Burgh Road too. Euro Garages has confirmed a Starbucks will be opening in Aylsham this autumn. The new store will open next to the new garage on land currently being levelled and prepared. Update, too, on Clarke’s auction. The bidding reached £420,000 and it failed to reach its reserve. We’ll keep you posted on any news.


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Kim faced demons to help others Kim Krause didn’t know where to turn when she faced some life-changing situations a few years back. Kim 40, who runs Aylsham’s Slimming World groups, went through one of the most difficult times of her life in 2010. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, her marriage broke down and the final blow was in December when her dad, to whom she was extremely close, died of lung cancer. “Starting January 2011 I felt so lonely, so alone and felt like my whole world had collapsed,” she said. “Even my family weren’t nearby, as they lived 250 miles away in Warrington.” Friends rallied around to help Kim, of Hevingham, as she was left grieving and describes herself as a zombie. “It was all a blur. I don’t know how I managed in those dark long months to follow. Life was difficult and thank goodness for my amazing friends who even did my food shopping for me and helped take my children to school,” she said. Things got worse, as Kim struggled with depression. She

and her three children, then aged 10, eight and five, were doing the familiar 250-mile car journey to visit their family in December 2011 when, on the M6, Kim had to pull away from a careless driver to avoid collision. This resulted in Kim losing control of the car. She said: “The car started to wobble, which then turned into a weave across the three lanes. Next thing I knew, we spun 180 degrees to face the oncoming traffic, the car flipped over and hit the central reservation. It was the scariest time of our lives.” Miraculously, the family climbed out of the car unscathed. The police were amazed they hadn’t been killed. For Kim this was a wake-up call. Things needed to change. She was trudging through life and dwelling on the past. She decided to read a book she had in her bookcase called Love Life, Live Life by Sue Stone. It was a story of a woman who turned her life around following divorce, near bankruptcy and house repossession.

TOP TEAM: Kim and Sue in Bournemouth during Kim’s training. Kim said: “I thought if this motto “nothing is impossible”. person can do it, so can I.” In her new business She received some one-toas a positive living and one support from Sue and her empowerment coach, Kim will life began to change. be offering one-to-one support Many opportunities appeared and running events. and, most of all, Kim found For more information contact happiness again, not just with Kim on 07985 184015 or email a successful job helping others lose weight, but becoming manager for North Norfolk for SPECIAL EVENT Slimming World too and finding Kim will be running an event love again with Mike. They have on October 16 at Youngs now been together four years. Park entitled Everyday Life to Kim has now completed Amazing Life to help people her training to become part who want a happier life, a job of the Sue Stone Foundation they love, better relationships as an accredited coach. Sue and improved health. has appeared on TV and has It’s 7-8pm, £10 per ticket. helped celebrities, being Tickets need to be purchased renowned in her field of work. in advance and are subject Kim now wants to give to to availability. Cost includes others the tools and the support refreshments. that can help people live the life Contact Kim on 07985 184015 they absolutely want, with the or see

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Tap into some dance talent Come and meet those dancing feet at Aylsham Town Hall on Friday, November 17. It will be the first public outing for the cast of 42nd Street, Aylsham High School’s 2018 musical. The students will be performing at Aylsham Town Hall at a special evening being hosted by the Friends of Aylsham High School, who work tirelessly to support the school. Over the last year, the group has raised more than £4,000 from school discos, second-hand uniform sales and raffles. The evening starts at 7pm and entrance is £3, which includes a drink and a raffle ticket. Raffle prizes include a family of four to the opening night of 42nd Street (on Wednesday, March 14). Refreshments will be available throughout the evening and there will be the chance to

do some Christmas shopping as well as sit and chat with friends. Stalls will include handmade items such as bunting, scrabble pictures, jewellery, handbags, fudge, chutneys and Christmas decoupage cards. The story of 42nd Street is one of showbusiness’s most classic and beloved tales. It tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady, his newest show. Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva, who takes an instant dislike to the new girl in the cast. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s

previews, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found – someone like Peggy Sawyer. Peggy’s rise from showgirl to star is the stuff of showbiz dreams and 42nd Street is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and showstopping ensemble production numbers. Most of the students have had to learn to tap from scratch, which has taken hours and hours of rehearsals. Producer Tanya Wiseman said: “It’s a very fast show with huge dance numbers, a show for all ages and great for families.” The show runs March 14-17 with evening performances and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are available via www. or available from the school Wednesday lunchtimes 12.40pm to 1.15pm from December 6.

Help on funeral planning Aylsham Older Peoples Association has invited the Rev Andrew Beane and Fisher Funeral Home to answer any questions related to funeral planning. You may have questions such as: What is the cost difference and time difference between a burial versus cremation? How can I go about purchasing a plot for me and for my family? How much will it cost? Is there any financial help from the authorities or what plans are there for me to secure my funeral planning? This is never the most popular

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The four-mile multi use trail around a large chunk of Blickling Estate cuts through a diverse countryside. This is an easy going trip by foot, bike or other form of wheeled transport, as Ed Foss discovered.

On your bikes this autumn I've known these woods for more than 30 years, mainly as a dog walker, occasionally as a cyclist and, particularly in my late teens and early 20s, as a wander home to Aylsham from two of my once favourite pubs, The Walpole and The Saracens. There are plenty of stories concerning the last facet of this list, but not for these pages! Cycling around the relatively new multi-use trail, opened earlier this year, doesn't take me into any unfamiliar territory. What it does do very well is link up many of the estate’s best known points of interest into a seamless trip, well-suited to families, all age groups and those with accessibility


challenges. To give an idea of the surface quality, during my ride I don't need to alter my tyre pressures, which are set at road levels, although I do soften the suspension settings slightly to give a more comfortable experience. I started from the main visitor centre, where, as I’m inspecting the large scale information board and map, a very helpful visitor services chap comes and proffers some useful advice about the trail, taking into account the fact I know the estate layout well. The best bits? There’s Blickling’s magnificent range of oak trees, some early autumn colour, scampering grey squirrels, the calmness

of a September evening and some friendly smiles from a smattering of dog walkers. Advice? Make sure you have a bell fitted to your bike, which walkers always appreciate over and above a raised voice warning of one’s approach. Take a picnic. Have a map so you don’t miss the mausoleum. Take your time – the published advisory time for cycling is 45 minutes, indeed I completed it in just under half an hour but that was rather too quick. With children and a couple of stops to fully appreciate the surrounding countryside, a couple of hours could easily be filled. Log on to the National Trust's Blickling website for a map and route description.


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Mick nets top award The end of August saw Norfolk County FA recognise members of the community at the annual Volunteers Awards Evening, held at Sprowston Manor, one of which was Aylsham FC’s Mick McCann, who picked up a long-service award for services to local football. The Volunteers Award Evenings celebrate the incredible contributions that clubs, leagues and individuals made to grassroots football in Norfolk during the 2016-17 season. Previous years have seen the likes of Jake Humphrey, Graeme Le Saux and Bryan Gunn as special guest for the evening and this year it was Wimbledon and French Open Champion Alfie Hewett, with The Voice Kids star and local boy Perry Cooke for entertainment. The evening saw coaches, referees, groundsmen, clubs, leagues and also community projects receiving the praise they deserve.

Mick started playing for Aylsham aged 15 in 1970. He then co-ran the reserve team with Roy Starling in 1973 and went on to manage the A team for many years before having another five years at the helm of the reserve team. Today he has the role of club secretary, a position he has held since 1998. He can also be seen as barman, cleaner and handyman at Youngs Park. Mick said: “I am pleased to have been recognised in this way. The time has gone very quickly and although there have been ups and downs along the way I am proud of what Aylsham FC has become today.” Club chairman, Ian Potter paid tribute to Mick, saying: “Our club is built on volunteers and Mick epitomises what our club philosophy is all about. “Although we currently have a small band of volunteers we are looking to grow this over the next few months and hopefully we will be celebrating more people like Mick in years to come.”

Could you give warm welcome? Aylsham Health Centre on St Michaels Avenue is looking for volunteers to welcome and reassure patients. The centre no longer has receptionists and patients are asked to register with a sign-in screen. Volunteers are being sought to greet patients coming in for clinics, to help with the touch screen or simply to reassure patients that they have come in at the right time on the right day. As this is a pilot project, it will be for Tuesdays and Wednesdays initially, and will expand to cover other days of the week if it goes well, and plenty of volunteers come forward. Meet and greet volunteers will need to cover the clinics from 9.30am-4pm – this could be two volunteers, morning and afternoon, or three to cover three time slots during the day. Volunteers will be able to use the staff room at the health centre for breaks and reasonable travel expenses from home to

the health centre will be covered. Volunteers may be asked to do some simple admin tasks such as stocking up stationery, if there is time to fill, but they will not be asked to carry out clinical tasks or to offer personal care, and nor will they be asked to carry out roles which would be done by members of staff. Meet and greet volunteers will need to be friendly, personable people who enjoy the company of others and who are good at putting people at their ease. They will need to be reliable and trustworthy, and prepared to follow guidelines of the staff who are supporting them. They will be supported by the volunteer co-ordinator as well as the clinical manager and staff leading clinics at the health centre. Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust also has volunteering opportunities in other areas. Contact Wendy Bryant, volunteer Coordinator via wendy.bryant@nchc.nhs. uk, 01692 408050, 07341 730666.

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Competent adult players are being urged to join Aylsham Badminton Club. The long-established club meets on Mondays from 7.30-9.30pm in the sports hall at Aylsham High School. Membership works out at £4 per session. Treasurer Steve Portas, who has been a member for 17 years, said numbers had been dwindling and they thought many people were probably unaware of their existence. “We’ve got excellent facilities, including a sprung floor and good changing rooms,” said Steve. “But I don’t think people know we’re here and so they head off to play in Norwich.” Anyone interested would be welcome to go along to a session and see how they fared. The club uses two courts and plays men’s, women’s and mixed matches. For more information ring Steve on 01263 768872 or email steven.portas@


Aylsham Older Peoples’ Association social club’s next outing is to Ely on October 19. Tickets are £10 for members for travel. The last outing of the year is to Bury Christmas Market on November 24. Tickets are always available on the last Thursday of the month in the Friendship Club at 3pm or call Jackie Sugden on 07849 071879.


Aylsham Market Surgery support group will be holding a table top sale on Saturday, November 11 at Aylsham Town Hall, 9-11.30pm. There will be tea, coffee, squash and biscuits available and a raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac, books etc. To book a table (£5) contact Joy Hancock on 01263 734126.


Due to popular demand from the public and crafters, a second Erpingham Festival of Crafts will be held at Erpingham with Calthorpe Village Hall, 10am-4pm, on Saturday, October 28. Artists and craftspeople from Erpingham and the local areas will have unique and highquality crafts on sale, including woodwork, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, ironwork, rope work, natural handmade products and more. Many would be ideal gifts for Christmas. |Homemade refreshments will be available throughout the day. Entry and car parking are free. Proceeds from the event will go towards replacing the lead, which was stolen from St Mary’s Church, Erpingham, earlier this year. Organisers hope to top £1,000 for the cause.


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Spooktacular talks by vet This Halloween, Redwings Horse Sanctuary is offering a free evening of spooktacular veterinary and behaviour talks to help owners overcome the challenges of caring for their horses in autumn. All are welcome to book onto the charity’s latest evening seminar, which will take place at its Aylsham visitor centre on Wednesday, November 1, from 6.30pm. Senior veterinary surgeon, Nicky Jarvis will be taking the fright out of the scary topic of Equine Atypical Myopathy – a disease most commonly diagnosed in autumn and caused by the consumption of a toxin found in the leaves, seeds and seedlings of sycamore and box elder trees. Nicky will be sharing

essential information on the symptoms and treatment of Atypical Myopathy and how to protect your horse from this devastating condition. Meanwhile, equine behaviour manager, Sarah Hallsworth (pictured) will be explaining how to manage so-called “spooky” horses and how to prevent and reduce fearfulness. There’ll also be plenty of advice on how to help your equines cope with the stresses of fireworks displays. Attendees will also be able to discover what creepy crawlies may be lurking in their own horse’s muck. Veterinary nurses will be providing a live demonstration of a faecal worm egg count and testing as many samples as possible

brought in on the night, as well as giving their top tips on worming welfare. Andie Vilela, Redwings’ education and campaigns manager, said: “This time of year presents some scary challenges for horse owners with an increase in diagnoses of frightening diseases, such as Atypical Myopathy, and fears about fireworks. This seminar gives horse owners a unique and free opportunity to have their questions answered.” To book your free place on the Redwings’ veterinary seminar, call 01508 481055 or email education@redwings.

Musical talent supports Cambodia A small but appreciative audience enjoyed performances by pupils of local music teachers Linda Roy, David Shippey and Dota Williams in aid of the Support Cambodia annual appeal on Sunday, September 24. The concert was followed by afternoon tea from Carol and friends and the opportunity to purchase organic produce, Nanny’s Cakes and Cambodian crafts. The event raised a £137.18 for the appeal which this year will provide rice soup and formula baby milk for families in Banteay Meanchey, the poorest province in Cambodia. Norwich-based flute teacher Linda Roy said: “I think it’s so important pupils use their talents, not just to benefit themselves but also to help others less fortunate. Thank you to everyone who supported this event in any way.” Support Cambodia’s next major event is the annual Race Night at North Walsham on Saturday, October 28, a fun night out with great prizes. Details from Katie on 01263 577784 or at www.

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Still time to catch Sunday dance show Broadland School of Dance will be presenting Around the World, its third production at Norwich Theatre Royal, on Sunday (October 8). The show has taken more than a year to produce and explores different styles of dance all over the world. The date will include 180 local young students showcasing their talents with a mixture of musical theatre, ballet, tap, modern jazz, incorporating drama and singing. Set pieces will range from Disney’s Moana to Bolero. The youngest performers will be accompanied on stage by Emily Sidnell playing Mrs Anna from the musical The King and I. Chloe Chandler and Niamh Plunkett will be singing solos from Hairspray and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Students, who attend the school in Aylsham and Wroxham venues, are aged threeyears-old upwards, with some older students returning from afar to take part. Ex-student Rose Mason (currently in her final year at Performers College) will be performing a solo she has choreographed. Also among the school’s most recent successes are Niamh Plunkett, 16 who has just started a one-year pre-vocational course at Performers College and Joseph Press

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The next show for the Aylsham Players will have particular meaning for the cast as it is dedicated to their president Mr Geoff Ashworth, who sadly passed away recently. Geoff was a keen performer and singer for many years with the Aylsham Operatic Society and when the group decided on a name change he was still very much involved. Geoff last performed with the Players in 2007 as Major Incident (pictured) the Prince’s Attaché in Cinderella, a role especially written for him to deliver some very droll one liners. After retiring from the stage, Geoff could be found front of house helping out and supporting shows wherever he could. Remembered with much affection, Geoff was a wonderful performer, always the professional and always knew his lines before anyone else. A role model to many and above all a dear friend, Geoff will be extremely missed by the group and so it only seemed right that a fitting tribute to him should take the form of music and comedy, a

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Aylsham Christmas Lights Committee will be holding its Grand Quiz to raise funds for the annual display. The events will be in Aylsham Town Hall on Friday, November 3, and a fish and chips supper will be included in the £8 ticket price. Teams are up to six players and participants can bring their own drinks. Tickets are available from JB Postles. The committee is also asking for more volunteers to come forward to help put up and take down the lights. Chairman Keith Elphick said: “We already have a group of volunteers including members of the fire service, the Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham Rotary and Round Table and several shop keepers and individuals but we could do with a few more people and long ladders.” The group will be meeting at the Town Hall on Sunday morning, November 12, and Keith asks anyone who can help to call him on 01263 732396. It usually takes a couple of hours to do the job and helpers are rewarded with a bacon or sausage breakfast roll from the WI. The lights come down on January 7.

Geoff Ashworth The family of Geoff Ashworth have paid tribute to him after he sadly passed away on August 26. Geoff featured in the very first issue of Just Aylsham as we introduced readers to our local heroes. A service of remembrance was held on Friday, September 22, in Aylsham church. He was a much loved member of the community, a much-loved husband to Margaret and devoted father to Anne, Jane and Stephen, as well as an adored grandfather and brother of Clifford (deceased) and Graham. The family asked for donations at the service for EACH and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.


Terry Rayner Terence Raymond Rayner sadly passed away on Monday, August 28, aged 70. Terry was a shoe repairer in Aylsham for more than 40 years, having starting out in the family business RA Rayner & Sons in Red Lion Street when he left school. He learned the trade with his father and brother, before Terry decided to leave the business and set up on his own in the early 1990s. He provided a mobile repair service to many small towns, including Reepham, Cromer and Coltishall to name a few. He then started his own shoe repair shop, the Shoe Box, in Blofields Loke, Aylsham, which he ran on his own until he had to retire due to ill health about three years ago. His family paid tribute to him saying he was a traditional shoe and leather goods repairer who was a true craftsman and will be sorely missed. He leaves a wife Val, son and daughter Johnny and Gayle and three grandsons.

A new concert series has been launched for Aylsham. For many years, Aylsham Music, led by Mike Butler and Alison Snape, ran a successful lunchtime concert series in Aylsham Parish Church, bringing quality classical music performances to the people of Aylsham and surrounding villages. Music Matters – a not-for-profit organisation that exists to promote quality musical experiences for all in the community – has taken up the challenge to continue these and other music events in Aylsham. The first concert will be at the church at 1pm on Wednesday, October 18, with piano music played by local professional concert pianist David Neil Jones. David an experienced concerto player, studied the piano in Austria and later at the Royal College of Music in London. He is now based back in Norfolk where he teaches and freelances as a piano soloist and accompanist. His chosen programme will include works by Beethoven, Liszt and Messiaen interpreting different aspects of love and includes Liszt’s beautiful Liebestraum No 3. The concert will take place over the lunchtime between 1-2pm. Tickets, £8, will be available on the door from 12.30pm.


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World of possibility Aylsham Rotary Club is part of a worldwide organisation and many people ask what does it mean to be a Rotarian. If you join Rotary then a world of possibilities opens up for you. The enormous sense of achievement you’ll experience in helping your local community and other communities around the world will be matched only by the fun you’ll have doing it. Rotary provides individuals with the power to help those in need. There are countless opportunities to make a difference. Friendship In an increasingly complex world, Rotary maintains a simple philosophy – make friends in your own community and throughout the world. Giving back to the community Through Rotary, service to local and overseas communities is well organised and rewarding. If you like helping others, here is your chance to do something worthwhile and make a real difference.

Like to Know More about Rotary? If you would like to learn more about Rotary with a view to volunteering or making a donation please call us on at General Enquiries on 01263 585020. Membership enquiries via 01603 279701. You can email or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Business development Networking opportunities are endless. Rotary consists of a cross-section from every business community and its members come from all walks of life. Personal growth and development Membership of Rotary develops leadership, public speaking, social, business, personal and vocational skills as well as improving cultural awareness. Continued learning Clubs organise programmes and weekly meetings to keep members informed about what is going on in the community, the country and the world. Meetings provide an opportunity to listen to different speakers on a variety of current topics or the chance to visit or support a local project or place of interest. Travel opportunities Every Rotarian is welcome – even encouraged – to attend any of the 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries. Many a Rotarian in need of a local doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, or other expertise while

travelling has found assistance through Rotary. Come along to one of our meetings or visit our website for more details. Our next big ROTARY CLUB OF AYLSHAM event is our Antique and Craft Fair on Sunday, October 15, 10am-4pm at Aylsham High School Aylsham High Sir William’s Lane Sunday October 15th School. 10am-4pm However, if Admission £2 you would the Children under 16 Free Refreshments all day Raffle opportunity Valuations by to attend KEYS of Aylsham £1.50 per item (Max 3 items) a preview All Proceeds to Rotary & Local Charities evening please book a ticket for Saturday, October 14. All details available on our website, Facebook or Twitter pages.


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Young talent on show in new musical Youngsters from the Aylsham and North Walsham areas are in the cast for a new show being produced by Norfolk Youth Music Theatre. Director Adrian ConnelI was recently tipped off about a show, The Battle of the Boat, that had just been written and was yet unpublished. It had some performances by the National YMT at the Rose Theatre in London to trial it. He said: “After contacting Ethan Maltby, the composer, to discuss performing the show I realised we had both gone to the same school and Ethan grew up three miles from where I did. It also turned out that I had been his chaperone in Edinburgh in the 1980s when he was a 16-year-old percussionist in the National YMT playing for Whistle Down the Wind. I knew his mother and a trombonist who regularly plays for the Norfolk YMT had played for the Rose Theatre production of The Battle of Boat.” The cast includes Aylsham High student Eleanor Diss, from Briggate, Isobel Holroyd, from Aldborough, Megan Howlett, from North Walsham and Mabel White, Aylsham. The Battle of Boat is a courageous tale of a group of children trying to find their place in a world at war in 1916. Frustrated by their inability to join the soldiers in battle, the children decide to do whatever it takes to help

in the war effort. However, they soon have to tackle their own conflict in the form of a local gang of bullies who will stop at nothing to see every plan they form fail. Adrian said: “It’s heartwarming, funny, emotional and exciting and a true celebration of the steadfast British spirit that shone through during WW1.” The script uses the language and emotions that young children use, particularly from the wartime era. It’s deliberately simple and littered with the nonsense youngsters get up to. Despite its innocence the music is extremely difficult. Maltby and co-writer Jenna Donnelly began their writing partnership in 2010 with a commissioned piece for the opening of the Kent Youth Games. They went on to write the percussion-musical DrumChasers in 2011, narrated by Stephen Fry. The show will run November 1-4 at the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich, 7.30pm nightly, with a 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday. Tickets are £12 ,concessions available. Norfolk YMT is taking the show to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018.

Daniel in thick of the action A couple of years ago, Just Aylsham carried an article on Daniel Colk when he passed out from his initial training with the Royal Navy. Daniel is now a fully qualified aircraft engineer with the Commando Helicopter Force. He is currently on HMS Ocean, heading to the Caribbean. HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy's helicopter carrier and flagship of the Navy left Plymouth at the end of August for the Mediterranean to assume the role of Flagship for the standing NATO Maritime Group 2, during its deployment. It was due to return to Plymouth for Christmas, however, following the devastation caused by hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, the ship was re-routed from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. Daniel is currently helping with the humanitarian aid mission, said proud mum Jackie He is pictured on board his ship in the Mediterranean before the ship was re-routed.


Representatives of two Japanese universities visited Aylsham in September, seeking information about the town’s Cittaslow status. They were met by Town Council chairman Lloyd Mills, clerk Sue Lake and Cittaslow Aylsham chairman Roger Willis, together with Mo Anderson-Dungar who was clerk when Aylsham gained its accreditation in 2004. After a meeting in the council chamber, the party had afternoon tea and the visit ended with a brief walk around the town, including a visit to the Heritage Centre and parish church.


A group of local artists have got together to open a pop up shop in Reepham. It will be open 11am3pm Tuesday to Friday and from 10am-2pm on Saturdays. You can find it at 21 Church Hill (next to the Spar shop).


Aylsham and District, (formerly the Women’s Section) Royal British Legion, will be holding a quiz night with fish/sausages and chips on Saturday, October 14, 7 for 7.30pm start, at Marsham Village Hall. Phone Hazel on 01263 734091 or Lesley on 01263 734115 to book teams and food orders.


Aylsham District Flower Club meets on the second Wednesday each month in Aylsham Town Hall from 7pm. The next meeting is on October 11 when Crystal Dyball from Horsford will be demonstrating on the title Let’s Celebrate. All the arrangements are raffled and there is a cake stall and a sales table. Visitors are always welcome for £5. Subscriptions are £27. The club will be hosting a Cheshire Christmas with Ian Lloyd at Aylsham Town Hall on Wednesday, November 8, 6.30 for 7.30pm. Tickets are £8, nonmembers £10, including drinks and canapes. Contact Ann Colchester on 01692 409956.


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AYLSHAM library National Libraries Week, October 9-14: A week to discover the diverse range of activities offered at libraries across the country. Join like-minded people as part of a library friends group. As part of National Libraries week 2017, we are inviting members of the local community to Discover Friends of Aylsham Library on Tuesday, October 10, 6-7pm. Friends of libraries are becoming an ever more important part of keeping libraries at the heart of the communities they serve. They work with staff to help enhance the service they provide, including helping to develop ideas for events, support and promote library activities, or raise funds for extra furnishings in the children’s library (pictured below). If you think you may like to get involved in any way, big or small, please come along. There will be refreshments but no obligation.

Discover the Book Doctor, Wednesday, October 11, 3-4pm Would you like to discover new authors and titles? Based on your existing favourites, the Book Doctor will prescribe you something new to read, with one free reservation. Discover Storytime, Friday, October 13, 11am Aimed at 2-4 year olds, though younger folk are welcome. Stoptober – Tuesday, October 19, 9.30am-12.30pm Are you trying to kick the habit and would like some advice and support? Come along and speak to an advisor. Drop in advice point with SmokeFree Norfolk.

It’s all fun for folk Folk in Aylsham had a musical weekend of entertainment in and around the Town Hall on September 9. A folk club held in the Town Hall on the Friday saw 40-plus people attending to hear some great music. A German couple attended and even got up and sang a couple of songs in German, making it a memorable night for all. On Saturday, the Market Place was alive with dance and music. Holt Ridge Morris started the morning off along with Fiddlesticks joining in the dancing. The tempo was slowed a little by Anam Cara Belly Dancing in the Market Place in Aylsham, then the The Fools Puppet Theatre performed in the Market Place. There was Norfolk Step Dancing in the marquee with Swing Dancing and Irish Set Dancing in the hall, all of which were well supported with members of the public giving it a go. Squeeze East followed in the marquee, again the public were invited to have a go and


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entered into the spirit of things. Fairyland Trust members were dressed up during the day, giving the children a chance to make a bug in the Town Hall. Aylsham High School students performed an episode from Dad’s Army in the Town Hall to bring the daytime activities to a close. In the evening, there was a concert in the Town Hall with Partners in Time, Three Score, Tony Hall and finally Lady Hamilton’s Concert Party bringing the festival to a close. It is now hoped to stage the event next year.

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Putting safeguards in place What safeguards are in place if you create a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document that gives someone else the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf. You may choose to make one in case you lack the ability or mental capacity to make decisions for yourself in the future. The person you appoint is called your “attorney�. Your attorney should be someone that you trust. That person might be family member such as a spouse or child. You may give your attorney the power to take control of your money, property and health decisions. Recently a former senior judge advocated that there are risks involved in appointing family members as attorneys under Powers of Attorney because of the risk that they may use their position for their own personal agenda.

So what safeguards are already in place and what other safeguards can you put in place when creating your LPA? Firstly, when you create a LPA, a solicitor or other independent person has to sign the document to confirm that you understand the power that you are giving to your attorney and that you are not under any pressure, from that attorney, or anyone else to create the document. Secondly, your LPA cannot be used by your attorney until it has been registered with The Office of The Public Guardian. This office allows you to list a number of people that can be notified if your attorney seeks to register the LPA. These people can then can raise any concerns they might feel. Thirdly, you may choose to appoint two or more attorneys to act together. You can specify whether your attorneys must act jointly and take all actions together, or whether they can act

independently. You may specify that they act jointly for some matters and independently for others. Lastly, you also have the option to appoint a professional person such as a solicitor to be your attorney or to act alongside your family member to ensure that the role is managed correctly. If you have concerns about the actions of your attorney, you can cancel the document at any time as long as you have the mental capacity to do so. Alternatively, if someone else had concerns about your attorney or attorneys they can contact the Office of the Public Guardian who have the power to investigate, remove and even report your attorneys to the police. Ultimately the purpose of Lasting Powers of Attorney is to help you. If you decide to make one, you may wish to create yours through a legal advisor to ensure that all safeguards are considered.

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Masked ball raises £12,000 for Hospice Ethiopia Everyone had a ball at the much anticipated Wolterton Extravagant Masquerade Ball which raised £12,000 for Hospice Ethiopia. More than 40 people attended the Champagne reception, buffet meal, auction and live music in aid of the only hospice in Ethiopia which provides community-based palliative care to patients in their homes in Addis Ababa. Sue Mumford, community specialist palliative care nurse and chair of Hospice Ethiopia UK, said: “We are thrilled at the astounding success of the event. We thank all those who were involved in some way by donating their time and or goods to support this fantastic event. The £12,000 will result in the relief of so much suffering in the terminally ill of Addis that we are much moved by everyone's support. “Without the generous donation of

Peter Shepherd and Keith Day's home – Wolterton Hall – this event would not have been possible.” Sue and her husband, Aylsham doctor James Mumford, attended a one-day conference in Oxford in September, organised by Palliative Care Works, and met two of the delegates who had been taught by Sue and James in Addis Ababa in March (pictured). Sister Emebet and Dr Aklilu, who received bursaries from St Christopher’s hospice to attend, gave a presentation about Ethiopia and their role in promoting care in their country. Sue and James will be visiting Ethiopia for two weeks in October to catch up with the latest work of the hospice and help train health care professionals. And on Sunday, November 26, at Aylsham Catholic Church from 3-5pm, they will give a presentation about their trip to Addis

Ababa. Everyone is invited to hear how the money they have helped raise will be spent by Hospice Ethiopia. Admission is free with tea, cakes and a raffle. Christmas cards for sale. Donations are welcome.

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Small price for safety To Just Aylsham I completely concur with Maureen’s letter concerning the road priority direction at the junction of Burgh and Oakfield roads. The present priority given to vehicles coming down the road from town is illogical, in that the stand out constriction created is on the side of the road which is being given priority. Motorist often stop behind it to allow vehicles coming up the road the priority, presumably not seeing the signs which indicate priority to them. The signs are also badly positioned being too high up to be easily seen and the stop lines on the road have been partly erased by the resurfacing carried out after the recent excavations to repair a gas

leak adding to the confusion Maureen’s points on safety of pedestrians are well made, as the positioning of the stop lines on the road for vehicles travelling up the road are too close to the constriction to allow large vehicles, such as refuse lorries and now buses, to manoeuvre through the space without mounting the pavement when a vehicle has stopped at the line to allow them priority. Changing the priority and placing the signs within easy sight line would avoid the present confusion and improve pedestrian safety. £2,000 – £3,000 seems a small price to pay to avoid a potential accident. Richard Leeson Forster Way Aylsham

Russell’s tribute to Diana We have had this poem in from Russell Craske who wanted to share his tribute to Princess Diana with readers. It’s 20 years now that you left us, you were our shining star The world said goodbye to a diamond, still wondering where you are We can’t believe it’s all those years our lives came to a stop Everywhere you looked we were in tears, which showed you were the top. You will always be remembered, your radiance just shone through If at duty or leisure the leading light was you The world through you were the greatest, you just stood out a mile You were the best without a doubt, if only for your smile.

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To Just Aylsham As the speed of traffic seems to be getting worse in the town I was interested to see how many other Hungate Street residents have avoided head-on collisions with speeding vehicles coming off Henry Page Road. Yet again, one morning driving towards the end of the road I was forced to slam on my brakes and swerve scaring my daughter half to death to prevent a car hitting me head on. The road has cars parked along the left so you have no choice but to drive on the right side and as the road has a blind bend you have no clear view of oncoming traffic until it's too late. The mornings and evenings are the worst times and, with a 30mph speed limit along that part of the street, it's only a matter of time before somebody is hurt. B Smith, Hungate Street, Aylsham

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To Just Aylsham I would like to thank all of the volunteers who work for Aylsham and District Care Trust (ACT) providing meals at Maingay House, the Methodist Hall and Bure Valley House. I attend the lunch on Mondays at Maingay. For £5.50 we get a main course and a pudding, with tea and coffee after. The food is excellent. Most of the customers are elderly, many of them live alone and this is an important part of their social lives. Transport is provided for anyone who needs it through the ACT buses. I am writing because the number of people who come to the lunches is dropping. As people move, become less able or pass on there are few new people using the service. I would hate to see the lunches stop because of diminishing numbers. Please consider joining us and get in touch with the ACT centre on 01263 733385. REX DAVY, Sir Williams Close, Aylsham


from the parish church Aylsham curate JACK BRANFORD talks about what’s been happening in the church and the month ahead.


Let there be light “May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out”. This quote is taken from a famous scene in JRR Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring when the Elvin Queen Galadriel offers Frodo a vial of liquid light, Earendil, described as the elf race’s brightest star. In the book this gift of light depicts a metaphorical giving of hope to Frodo, and later in the series, during his darkest hour, the light reminds Frodo that he is not alone on his quest and that others still believe in him even though he feels hopeless himself. As we venture forth into the darker months on the year, Aylsham Parish Church too will be a place of light and great quests. During half term, on Tuesday, October 24, 10am-12, we will be holding another one of our Family Activity Days where intrepid adventurers are invited to come and help Stick Man on his quest, through the dark moments of dogs wanting to play with him and swans building nests with him, as he finds his way back to the Family Tree. The following week, Tuesday, October 31, we will be hosting our annual family Light Party as we fill the church again with oodles

of light filled activities, crafts and games. Finally, as we enter November we will be slowing down and taking time to remember all of those we love whose journeys here on earth have come to an end. Everyone is very welcome to attend our Annual Bereavement Service on Sunday, November 5, 4pm, as we fill the church with candle light in memory of those who have died in our community. If you would like us to remember someone by name please do get in touch or add the names of your loved ones to the list in church. Tolkien is not alone in using light as a symbol for hope and presence. Films, art, drama, and literature all use light in this way and the Bible is no exception; Jesus himself is described in John’s Gospel as “the light of the world” with this sort of symbolism in mind. And so, our prayers as a church this month are with all of those in our town who find themselves in difficult situations, whatever they may be – may Christ be a light to you in dark places.

Oct 7: Shoebox Appeal Coffee Morning, 10am Oct 8: International Harvest Festival, 10.15am Oct 9: Monday Sale, 9am Oct 11: John Pumphrey Autumn Talk – Medical Ethics, 7.30pm Oct 12: Baby and Toddler Café, 9am Make and Take, 3pm Oct 13: New Brew Coffee Shop, 9.30am Oct 15: Aylsham Band Autumn Concert, 2.30pm Oct 16: Monday Sale, 9am Oct 18: Lunchtime Concert, 1pm John Pumphrey Autumn Talk – Mindfulness, 7.30pm Oct 19: Baby and Toddler Café, 9am Make and Take, 3pm Oct 20: New Brew Coffee Shop, 9.30pm Oct 22: Choral Evensong, 4pm Oct 23: Monday Sale, 9am Oct 24: S tick Man Family Activity Day, 10am-noon Oct 25: John Pumphrey Autumn Talk – Inclusivity, 7.30pm Oct 26: Baby and Toddler Café, 9am Make and Take, 3pm Oct 27: New Brew Coffee Shop, 9.30pm Oct 30: Monday Sale, 9am Oct 31: Light Party, 5pm Nov 2: Baby and Toddler Café, 9am Make and Take, 3pm Nov 3: New Brew Coffee Shop, 9.30pm Nov 4: Children’s Society Coffee Morning, 10am Nov 5: Bereavement Service, 4pm

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BAPTISMS Sep 10: Corey Taylor WEDDING BLESSINGS Sep 23: Elizabeth and Jeffrey Self FUNERALS Sep 8: Joy Williamson Sep 11: Marie Elizabeth Smith Sep 22: Shirley Wilson Sep 22: Geoffrey Ashworth Sep 27: Terrance Rayner Sep 29: Yvonne Cooper


8am Holy Communion 10.15am Sunday Worship 4pm Choral Evensong (4th Sunday)

who to contact Please free to get in touch to talk about Christenings, weddings, funerals or any spiritual or church-related matter. Revd Canon Andrew Beane on 01263 732686 Check out our Website Check out our New Website Revd Jack Branford on 07855759024 Also find us on @AylshamChurch and Aylsham Parish Church


Award for surgery team Market Surgery in Aylsham has won the Practice Team of the Year award from The Royal College of General Practitioners. The surgery is hugely committed to patient care especially with regard to ensuring all palliative care patients are given a choice about their treatment and are supported in their decisions including on where they wish to pass away. The surgery prides itself on having

a palliative care team working closely with other healthcare professionals from partnering organisations but operating as one team. The reception team was also included, following training, allowing them to be able to help patients and carers. During a recent CQC inspection the palliative care offering was particularly mentioned. The ceremony was held on September 21 at Bedford Lodge Hotel, Newmarket.

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