Issuu on Google+

April Showers Houghton Lane Bridge 29-4-12

’ pickenhams periodical May 2012


We l c o m e t o P i c k e n h a m s ’ P e r i o d i c a l

for North and South Pickenham published monthly by and for its parishioners

Think you could design and edit this magazine?

Learn a new skill, anyone with basic computer skills will easily cope with what can take just a few fun hours per month. Training and software can be given.

Intersted? email : pickenham@gmail.com or phone me on 07860 631 500

Copied, collated to nearly 300 households by : Sue Bloomfield 2 The Street South Pickenham Telephone : 01760 756 204 with appreciation to those who volunteer to deliver the PP come rain or shine With thanks to all those who contribute and Peter apprehending errors

Adver tising can be ar ranged Full page b&w £ 10 per month Half page b&w £ 6 per month Quarter page b&w £ 3 per month Discount for repeat insertions Village web site: http://tiny.cc/pickenham

The Editor of Pickenhams’ Periodical & PPV Committee accept all advertisements in good faith and accept no responsibility for services and/or goods offered. Whilst every effort is made to publish correct information in the Pickenhams’ Periodical we can accept no responsibility for any misleading or erroneous information found herein. E&OE. Although very carefully moderated, articles in the Pickenhams’ Periodical do not necessarily echo the views of the Editor, PPV Committee, other contributors, advertisers, NPPC, SPPC, or any PCCs.

MEMORIALS

H. BRETT & SON Monumental Masons ~ Craftsmen In Stone

Traditional Memorials Period Fireplaces Worktops Vanities House Names Marble Stone Slate Granite Visit our SHOWROOM and WORKSHOPS Call for our BROCHURE Home visits can be arranged 75 NORWICH ROAD WATTON THETFORD NORFOLK IP25 6DH TEL:01953 881 501 FAX:01953 882 979

STONE WORK


I have some useless nuggets of information for you this month. Q: Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s have them on the left? A: When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people were righthanded, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid’s right, where they have remained ever since. Q: Why do X’s at the end of a letter signify kisses? A: In the Middle Ages, when many people were illiterate, documents were signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfil obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous. Q: Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called ‘passing the buck’? A: In card games it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not want to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would ‘pass the buck’ to the next player. Q: Why are people in the public eye said to be ‘in the limelight’? A: Invented in 1825, limelight was used in theatres and lighthouses by burning a cylinder of lime, which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, a performer ‘in the limelight’ was the centre of attention. Q: Why is someone who is feeling great ‘on cloud nine’? A: Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest. If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.

So n o w yo u kn o w.


JOE SISTO

TV, Video and Satellite Sales, Set-up & Repairs Free Estimates All Makes & Models Qualified Engineer 30 years Experience Work Guaranteed Discount for OAPs Sales, Repairs, Installation & Tuning Services

01760 722 168 White Cottage School Road Necton (opp. Rectory)

REIKI

Hands on Healing Transform your quality of life One hour of deeply relaxing treatment to improve your health and general wellbeing Benefits - Arthritis, injuries, stress, swelling, scars and most ailments including depression Hopi ear candling now available Home visits by special arrangement

Call Yvonne on

01760 724 444

Library bus will stop at: Houghton Lane 14.35 to 14.45 Blue Lion 14.50 to 15.10 Whiteoaks 15.20 to 15.35 Next visit to North Pickenham will be on Thursday 24 th May 2012

2 The Bungalows 10.10 to 10.20 South Lodge 10.25 to 10.40 Next visit to South Pickenham will be on Thursday 3 rd,17th & 31st May 2012


No . 228 The HaNoveriaNs Part 44

The death o f Gearge IV

For the next two years after his resignation from the navy, William, Duke of Clarence, waited in the wings of power occasionally emerging into the spotlight in his supporting role as heir to the throne. In 1829 he supported a Bill of Catholic Emancipation which would give followers of that faith freedom from restrictions on land inheritance, university education and army commissions. This made him popular with the public and gained for him the image of a tolerant liberal, something new in their eyes. By the early 1830s it became clear that the health of the King was steadily deteriorating, much to his brother’s distress and on the 26th June William was woken at 6am by Sir Henry Halford and informed that he was dead. William was King of England. It was rumoured that he promptly returned to bed as he wished to savour a new experience ‘having never yet slept with a queen’. William IV came to the throne at a time when the monarchy was very unpopular. George IV was known for his reckless spending and selfish indulgence with a very conservative political viewpoint. He was regarded with a mixture of loathing and contempt, no one regretted his death. No one expected any improvement during Williams reign and they were in for a pleasant surprise. His honest geniality and unaffected good humour restored the Royals to public affection and he obviously enjoyed his new life, taking every opportunity to appear in public. Even when performing duties of a formal nature, he broke all the rules. For instance, at his brother’s funeral, after having endured the service for two hours, he rose from his seat , thanked the Earl Marshall for making the arrangements and left. The King’s pleasure in his new prominence was rather spoiled


by problems with his illegitimate children. Although the King was very easy going he felt he could shower them with honours and promotions without upsetting his aristocracy. He therefore proceeded cautiously, appointing his sons to be equerries and giving them higher positions as they became available. George became his Adjutant General and Adolphus commanded the Royal Yacht. This did not satisfy the Fitzclarences, who expected peerages, George was made Earl of Munster when he married the illegitimate daughter of Lord Egremont as his father-in-law subsidised the happy couple. Augustus became a Lord after his father forced him to take Holy Orders. Happily his daughters gave no trouble. Suitable marriages ensured that they were painlessly absorbed into society. They were a source of pleasure for William, their presence brightened up the court. Lady Wharncliffe commented ‘They are all you know pretty and lively and make society in a way that real princesses could not’.

Bob Davey MBE

M & J BUILDING SERVICES FOR ALL YOUR BUILDING AND DECORATING NEEDS PLANS

EXTENSIONS

RENOVATION DECORATING

NEW BUILDS

LANDSCAPING

TILING

PLASTERING

email: buttersbtty@aol.com telephone: 01760 721 770 mobile: 07768 773 414


Open Gardens 2012 Great News! Open Gardens 2012 will definitely take place on the weekend of July 14th and 15th, thanks to all the kind people who have offered to open their gardens. The church will be open for an olympic themed flower festival and there will be refreshments and other stalls around the route. More Great News! The Breckland Torch relay, part of Breckland’s London 2012 celebrations, will be arriving in North Pickenham on Saturday July 14th in time for the Open Gardens. The torch is coming to us from Mundford, carried by volunteers walking, cycling or on horseback. The final part of the route will be along the Peddars Way footpath - if anyone would like to be involved in bringing it into North Pickenham please get in touch with Stefan Clifford (at Breckland Council) on 01362 656 870 or email stefan.clifford@breckland.gov.uk. Please note this is a Breckland event, not the London 2012 Olympic flame. Even More Great News! Hingham Bowmen will be offering free archery taster sessions in the churchyard on Saturday afternoon as part of Open Gardens 2012. For more information or to get involved please contact Sheila (440413) or Sylvia (440497). As part of the Pickenhams’ WI Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations we are pleased to sponser a ‘Childrens Fancy Dress’ with classes of 2 to 5 years, 5 to 8 years and 8 years plus. A book token will be given to the one voted first in each class. Sorry we haven’t given much notice! Mid Hood & ladies will be giving a ‘Children’s Tea Party’ for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June. We would be grateful if the parent’s of the children wishing to come would give Mid a call on 01760 440 249 or Val Wright on 01760 440 968 to let us know rough numbers we have to cater for.


Nor th Pickenham Parish Council

This is a brief summary of the meeting held on 3rd April 2012. The true agreed minutes will be available after the next meeting. E-mail copies are also readily available on request to the Clerk.

Progress continues on Diamond Jubilee plans. Events will be publicised in the parish magazine. There are some notices in this edition of Pickenhams’ Periodical. There will be games for children, face painting, falconry display, bouncy castle, pool competition for children and a BBQ.

The Playing Field Questionnaire has provided a good response and funding is now being applied for.

The Pavilion works are nearing completion and the target date is the Jubilee.

Plans for planting around the bus shelter have been made. The bus company has complained that residents are blocking the shelter with car parking.

Verge damage from tractors has been reported and farms will be contacted to see if this issue can be reduced.

There are vacancies for Local Authority Governors at the school. Anyone who wished to apply should contact the Clerk. This is not restricted to parents

Next Full Meeting: Tuesday 1 st May 2012, 7,30pm, Blue Lion Function Room. Agenda to be displayed on the Notice Board. This is open to all parishioners Mick Lee (Parish Clerk)

South Pickenham Parish Council

The South Pickenham Queen’s Jubilee BBQ will be held at Daleacres Farm, starting at 1pm on Saturday the 2nd June 2012 . South Pickenham residents, who would like to come, and have not already booked a place,are welcome, please telephone John Blackbure on 01760 756 219.


Nor th Pickenham Parish Council Ken Wells

Chairman

32 Latimer Way

01760 440 702

David Harper

Vice Chairman

1 Brecklands Green

01760 441 168

Jill Ball

Councillor

39 Latimer Way

01760 441 633

Karina Eagle

Councillor

Kevin Hughes

Councillor

Wil Smith

Councillor

Simon Ward

Councillor

3 Hill View

01760 440 611

Mick Lee

Parish Clerk

Blue Lion PH

01760 440 289

Peacock Cottage The Street

5 Hill View Ballakeigan

Houghton Lane

01760 440 284 01760 440 940 01760 440 436

Sou th Pickenham Parish Council John Blackburne

Chairman

Daleacres

01760 756 219

Sue Bloomfield

Councillor

2 The Street

01760 756 204

Chris & Lyn Pitt

Councillors

Nick Padwick

Councillor

1 Bungalow, The Street

Home Farm

01760 756 177 01760 756 376

Pickenhams Contact’s Telephone Numbers Carolyn Vincent

St Andrew’s Church Secretary

01760 755 089

Jenny Blackburne

All Saint’s Church Secretary

01760 756 219

Sheila Warner

Women’s Institute

01760 440 156

Reverend Stephen Thorp

Rector Benefice of Necton

01760 722 021

Jeni Barnacle

St Andrew’s Primary Head

01760 440 392


Norfolk Constabulary (reporting everything except emergencies) 101 Swaffham Town Council contact the Clerk on 01760 722 922 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Breckland Council 01362 656 870 Age Concern Helpline 0800 00 99 66 Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 N o r fol k C ou n t y Council ( g e n e ra l e n qui r i es) 0 8 4 4 8 0 0 8 0 2 0 NCC Highways 0844 800 8009 Dereham library 01362 693 184 Swaffham Community Centre 01760 722 800 (Denis Tallon Iceni Ptnrs) Swaffham Museum (February-December) 721 230 722 255 Gas Emergencies 0800 111 999 Anglian Water 0800 771 881 Eastern Region Electricity Emergencies - EDF : 0800 783 8838 Swaffham chemists open until 6pm 721 208 Monday & Tuesday 721 216 Wednesday & Friday Dereham pharmacy is open on Sunday 10am-4pm 01362 692 793

Celebrating the first year of Swaffham Within Living Memory!

Join us at Swaffham Museum on S a t u rd ay 5 th M ay 1 0 am u n t i l 1 pm FREE OF CHARGE to celebrate the first year of Swaffham: Within Living Memory, an oral history project collecting your memories of local people, places and events from 1930 up to 2010.

W hat ’s O n a t H o l me H a le Pa vilion Every Wednesday Free computing in the Tony Evans Centre from 6 pm Every Friday Free computing in the Tony Evans Centre from 10am Munch ‘n’ Mardle in the Main Hall 12.30pm

PLUS There’s Brownies, Singles, Monday Club (Ladies) and Garden Club. **NEW** Pet Dog Training

Contact Pat Scott on 01760 440 525

Wednesday 2nd May 7.30pm Cash Prize Bingo Thursday 3 rd May 9.45am U3A Monthly Meeting Saturday 12th May 7.30pm Cash Prize Bingo Thursday 15 th May 7.30pm HH Playing Field Trust AGM Saturday 26th May 7.30pm Quiz Night - £2 per person


ST ANDREW'S CHURCH NORTH PICKENHAM ‘Discovering God Together’ Spring Programme 2012

We welcome anyone to join in our church programme. You don’t have to be a regular member of the congregation to join in and take part. If you have any questions or queries please contact either Gillian (440 390) or Carolyn (755 089)

Services at North Pickenham

May 6th North Pickenham

Fifth Sunday of Easter 10am Discoverers Service (CW)

May 20th North Pickenham

Seventh Sunday of Easter 10am Morning Worship (CW)

May 27th Pentecost North Pickenham 10am Holy Communion (CW) June 3rd North Pickenham

Trinity Sunday/Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 10am Jubilee Service with the Bishop of Lynn

Service at South Pickenham

May 13th South Pickenham

Sixth Sunday of Easter/Rogation 10.30am United Benefice Rogation Service

Service at Necton

May 17th Ascension Day Necton Parish Room 7pm Ascension Day Holy Communion (CW)


One of the hardest conversations to have at the present moment surrounds the government’s current consultation on the redefining of marriage so that it would allow same sex couples to get married. It’s a difficult conversation because the government has already made it plain that in their view the consultation is not so much about whether the changed proposal should take place, but simply how. It’s also difficult because as the subject matters a great deal to those who would like to see the change made, any suggestion that it shouldn’t by those who take a more traditional view is quickly shouted down as ‘intolerant’, ‘bigoted’ and out of touch with modern society. The case is also made that not only is it right on the grounds of simple justice and equality, but that it would strengthen and endorse the age old ‘institution of marriage’ and support family life - but is this true? To understand why many in the Church (and indeed society at large) find this topic a ‘hot potato’ one needs to understand that the current trend to talk in terms of ‘same sex marriage’ and ‘straight marriage’ is highly misleading – there aren’t different types of marriage, there is just marriage! The traditional understanding of this has been for centuries, the coming together of one man and one woman, in a faithful loving commitment to the end of their natural lives, symbolised by the harmonious and complementary nature of their bodily union from which (all things being equal) children are the natural product and gift. Husband and wife become then, in a religious sense, ‘one flesh’ totally united and through which families are established and society populated. Standing up for this traditional and religious understanding of marriage is not for one moment to act in a narrow minded or bigoted way, or remotely to suggest that other forms of loving partnership aren’t possible – it’s simply to stand up for what is and to simply say that however profound these other relationships might be – they are not marriage! To simply call a ‘tin of peas’ a ‘tin of carrots’ doesn’t make it so. So one might ask is this fair? Is this just? Well, in some ways, you could turn that question on its head, and ask is it fair for those who have a traditional understanding of marriage to suddenly have ‘the rug pulled out from under their feet’ and their understanding turned into something else? That’s not exactly fair either. Besides, our society already bars certain people from getting married; those who are under sixteen;


those who are related to one another; those who are already married. Society has always tried to protect the innocent and preserve its cherished institutions – and many would argue that this redefinition of marriage will only result in undermining that institution. So what about equality and justice? Legally, same sex couples in ‘civil partnerships’ already have every legal and civil right enjoyed by married couples. This redefinition of marriage may seem all embracing, but it doesn’t do anything to enhance their equality in any sense - legally they already have it! Indeed, because legally this is so, many same sex couples in civil partnerships have already acknowledged that this proposed redefinition of marriage feels like ‘rocking the boat’ simply for the sake of it and so have taken the gracious decision of distancing themselves from it. As I mentioned right at the start of this letter, this is a very difficult conversation to have, and sadly hurt is caused on both sides which I absolutely deplore, but however much the government may feel that this is a ‘done deal’, people aren’t always prejudiced just because they stand up for a principle, and if you agree with me that the traditional understanding of marriage is worth preserving, then please may I encourage you to register your view on the ‘Coalition for Marriage’ Website (www.c4m.org.uk) . Who knows, perhaps our government will listen? Yours as ever, Stephen Thorp “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh”. Matthew 19.5

S T ANDREW ’ S SCHOOL

NEWS

The governing body of St Andrew’s C of E Primary School has been considering the future of the school and we are investigating the possibility of returning the school to it’s orginal Voluntary Aided Status (1855). The schoool became Voluntary Controlled in July 1959. We will be undertaking an initial consultation process this half term involving the whole community and the documentation relating to this will be made available locally via our website, in school, around the village and in the church.


A

P

P

N T

E

N

T

A I

H R

R

G H

T

E

E

G

E

N

N

I

N

O R

E

P

E

S

I

C

R

A

T

Y

O

L

A

B

M

O R

O

F

I

S

S

T

E

E

S

S

H

A

A

E

D

H

T

O

S

S

E

I

A

R

A W

N

O N

A

A

M

M

C L

I

H

C

P

U M

P

E

S

F

D

P

S

H

E

E M O

R

E

T

E

R

O

L

E

R

H

P A

E

E

A

C

X

U

D

E

T

A

A M O

P

S

N

S

I C

I

D

P

O

I

I

I

H

R

C

H U

O M G

H

L

I

E V

C O E

A A

L

I

T

Y

E

S

C

A

L

D

N

S

C

A

L I S

Whist Evenings ÂŁ1.50 per session including coffee or tea

Held at The Blue Lion function room Contact Eileen 441 639 for more details

Monday 14 th & 28 th May 2012 at 7.30 pm Scores for 5 th March 2012

Scores for 19 th March 2012

First with 173 was Sheila Lyness First with 175 was Derek Rant Second with 169 was Ruth Woolnough Second with 168 was Harry Reilly Half card with 81 was Robert Pick Half card with 87 was Mid Hood All levels of experience very welcome whether you are a beginner or if you just want to sharpen up your game. Tuition available.

DC

AIRPORT TRAVEL Anywhere and Everywhere

Serving West Norfolk Specialising in airports, seaports and all long distance journeys

Travel in Safety and Comfort with Reliable and Experienced Drivers Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n a n d a q u o t e c a l l D i c k C o l e m a n on 07973 393619 or email : dick.coleman@btinternet.com


1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19 20

21

22

23 28

24

29

25

26

27

30 31

32

36 41

33

37

34

38

35

39

40

42

43

44

45

46

47

Down

01 Being inappropriate or ill-timed. 15 02 Cullinary Cockney musical instrument. 6 03 Hydrated magnesium silicate. 4 04 Tara Parker Tomkinson girl. 2 05 Acts of bad choices, in clothing or jokes.15 06 Colourful fruit. 6 07 Pursuit of cherished principles. 8 08 Story about string. 4 11 Short support. 3 12 She’ll always have Paris. 6 14 Twenty two over seven. 2 15 Coal soap, Scottish road covering. 3 17 Not what this receptical is actually made of. 3 21 Small comfort break. 3 24 Female possessive. 3 25 Annan, ex UN Secretary General. 4

29 Not in one’s own of the 50. 8 30 Masr el Adīma district in Egypt’s capital. 3,5 33 Hard work. 4 35 Relaxing meditation technique. 4 37 Either. 2 38 Upper levels, of a cake perhaps. 4 39 Adored achiever. 4 40 People/language of a New Guinea highlands. 4 46 Not down. 2

01 09 10 13 16 18 19 20 23 26 28 31 32 34 36 41 42 43 44 45 44

Across

In the manner of a large organisation. 15 Lightly strike with affection. 3 Ancient coin, 6th of a Drachma. 4 Petty quarrel over emitting phlegm. 4 Habit of putting things off until later. 15 Greek god of the forest’s cooking pot. 3 Spanish artist painting with French grey. 4 Urban spread. 6 Natural shelters. 4 Card game on the toilet. 3 Problem solving, with a gun? 3 Individual person. 4 Write music. 6 Small rowboat. 6 In spite of. 15 Period of time. 3 Fibs. 4 To the same degree. 2 Before (poetic). 3 Weakest of the litter. 4 Studiers of refracted light. 15


www.thebluelionpub.co.uk

Quiz dates for this month: 13 th & 27 th April. New teams (up to 6 people) always welcomed. Mick & Caron

NECTON LITTLE OAKS PLAYGROUP

BINGO

THURSDAY 17TH MAY

6:45PM for eyes down @ 7:30PM AT NECTON SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB ENTRY TICKETS £1 EACH includes a free strip of raffle tickets BINGO BOOKS SOLD ON THE NIGHT £1 A BOOK

FANTASTIC PRIZES TO BE WON!!

For more information or to get tickets contact Karina 01760 440284 or Katie 01760 722252 (or find us in the school playground!) All proceeds towards: Necton Little Oaks Playgroup (Registered Charity: 1027603)


THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

JUNE 2012 As you are all aware by now, the first weekend in June will be a public holiday to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Here in North Pickenham, a series of events are planned for that weekend. This is a quick rundown of what has been organised. Saturday 2nd June in the Church. A display of Royal memorabilia and teas will be served. Sunday 3rd June in the Church. An informal service, at which The Bishop of Lynn will present the commemorative bibles, and later, the display of memorabilia, and teas. Monday 4th June morning on the playing field from 9.45am until 12.30pm. -A fancy dress competition, races and games for the children, a static and a flying display of birds of prey. Monday 4th June afternoon in and around the Church, the spinney and the area adjacent to, and in, the Blue Lion from 1pm until 6pm. The display of memorabilia, a Bouncy Castle, Face Painter, a BBQ, Jamjar Tombola, Pool Competition (10 – 18 yrs), Fancy tea party for the children, and finally the presentation of the commemorative mugs, and the presentation of medals for the competitors from the morning games. All members of the village are invited. Come and enjoy a good village party. Make this a Bank Holiday Weekend to Remember. Bring your own sun-screen, sun hat, wellies and umbrella. Please have your gifts of prizes for the ‘Jam Jar Tombola’ available for collection during Thursday and Friday the 24th and 25th May. Anything that can be put into a jam jar - sweets, nails, nuts, anything. Even jam. If you require a jam jar, it can be supplied and filled on the night of collection. Thankyou in advance. To simplify the whole thing, no alcohol please.



Pickenhams' Periodical