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Issue no 576 26th October 2019

Country’s biggest New Year’s Day Firework display celebrates 21 years All eyes will be on the skies above Cromer Pier on 1 January 2020 as the traditional New Year’s Day Firework display celebrates its 21st anniversary.

The event, which started as a one-off display for the new millennium in 2000, was funded by Cromer Town Council and was located on The Meadow - it was a success in terms of local support, and it raised a few hundred pounds for charity.

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Country’s biggest New Year’s Day Firework display celebrates 21 years wow the crowds and start the year with a bang. As always we would like to encourage those who can, to donate to the collectors around the town so that this event can continue to run and raise as much money as it can for the worthy causes in the area.”

Continued from front cover... Former Firework Committee Chairman Jim Bond said “This seemed to be an event that we could do every year, and the following year it attracted a larger crowd. After a few years, the display was moved onto the pier, thanks to North Norfolk District Council's support. It has gone on to attract larger and larger crowds, and consequently an increase in donations which helps pay for the following year's display and grants to local charities."

The event is free, however there will be bucket collectors out in force on the day to fundraise for the 2021 display. The bucket collection at the 2019 display raised over a fantastic £10,000. Half of this was given out in grants to local good causes and the balance has been used towards funding the 2019 display.

Since 2000 the event has given out grants totalling over £60,000 to local charities and good causes. Organisers hope as many people as possible will again come to Cromer for the day to see more than 3,000 firework shots light up the skies over the North Sea.

“Just a few coins can make a lot of difference to local charities and good causes – and without everyone’s help we couldn’t continue the annual display” said Pat West.

Firework Committee Chairman Pat West said “As always, the advice is please arrive early and support the local businesses in town who do support the Fireworks committee. There are several exciting new sequences within the main display which will be new to Cromer this year and we are very excited to show these to everyone. As last year, there will be a torchlight parade from Cromer church before the display. We have a new route and for those who have purchased official merchandise there is a designated area with a grandstand view of the firework display.

Organisers are still looking for volunteers to bolster their official bucket collectors team. Please contact Cromer town council for more information or register at Cromer museum on New Year’s Day from 2pm.

Prior to the fireworks there will be a fun run along Cromer Promenade at 3pm organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners. The one-mile fun run is the perfect opportunity to work off those New Year’s Eve excesses with a gentle jog or a five minute dash if you’re up to it! Starting from the pier forecourt, the run is open to all ages and abilities, with categories for under 13 year-olds, 14-16 year-olds, seniors, and even Fancy Dress. Registration will take place from 2.30pm for a fee of £1.

The annual display attracts more than 10,000 people into Cromer on New Year’s Day with many spending the day in the town for a breath of fresh air and something to eat and drink before the display is fired from Cromer Pier at 5pm.

Illuminated merchandise available to buy during the afternoon outside Cromer Museum (next to the Church). Mulled wine will again be served outside the museum, with tea, coffee, and hot soup available in the church from 2pm – 4.30pm. The torchlit procession will set off from Cromer Museum at 4.30 pm, for those who have purchased official torches, to a viewing position on slopes in front of the Hotel de Paris. Local cafés, pubs, shops and restaurants will also be open and other vendors are planning to ensure the crowds who descend on Cromer won’t go hungry.

Will Evans, Project Manager at Titanium Fireworks, said: “Titanium Fireworks are delighted to be firing again off Cromer pier on New Year’s Day 2020. This show is now a firm highlight in our calendar and the crowds it draws, and money it raises for the community, make it something special for us to play our part in. A local youngster will be leading the countdown as a thank you for the winning drawing she sent to the display organisers after the 2019 event and we will then start the main show and fill the skies above Cromer with an array of effects to

Visitors are urged to arrive in Cromer as early as possible on New Year’s Day. All three town car parks will be open. Runton Road car park will be charging a fixed charge of £5 per car for all day parking from 2pm on the day. Normal car park fees will apply on all other car parks. Additional car parking will be publicised in advance of the event. There will be no parking available on Cromer Promenade on New Year’s Day.


Please note Cromer Pier will be closed from 8am on New Year’s Day until after the display (approximately 7pm) although Tides Restaurant will be open until 4pm.

Please see Cromer Town Council website (, the event’s Facebook page (New Year's Day Fireworks, Cromer) or Twitter feed (@NYDFireworks and @north_lodge) for updates.

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His month’s meeting being our cream tea, the committee worked hard to decorate the hall for Halloween with spiders, cobwebs, special table cloths and even a raven and a couple of black cats! Jackie and Chris dressed up as witches though no-one seemed particularly scared!

The cream tea was thoroughly enjoyed. Once again the Old Rock Shop Bistro had excelled itself with the quality of the scones, jam and clotted cream, all excellent, proved by the fact that there weren't many left!

Shirley Davies and her colleague (apologies that I omitted to ask her name!) came to represent the Friends of Cromer Hospital. Jackie explained that thanks to a stall she and Chris ran at Trimingham Trosh there was a further £100 to be added to our original cheque. We are therefore thrilled to be able to donate £600 towards kitting out the new cancer unit. Shirley

Our fundraising for the hospital will continue until the end of the financial year in March with the collection box a constant presence at our meetings. The meeting was full of fun and laughter and Jackie's beautiful table decorations were raffled at the end.

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North East Norfolk Bird Club ‘Urban Peregrines & Developments at Sculthorpe’ a talk with Zoe Smith with an update on the Cromer Peregrine Project 2019 on 31 October 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Aylmerton Village Hall, NR11 8PZ Shipbourne House Halloween Fancy Dress Party on Monday 28 October at 2pm - friends & family welcome to join us for some spooky fun with refreshments and raffle with special guest Sam the Magic Man. Raffle donations welcome

Mundesley and District SSAFAgettes, Supporting SSAFA Norfolk (Soldiers, Sailors, Airman & Families Association) Saturday 23 November 10am – 1pm - Festive Stalls & Coffee Morning at Coronation Hall, Cromer Road Mundesley NR11 8BE: Free entry, gifts, tombola & raffle All Saints Church Upper Sheringham on Saturday 2 November 6pm Eucharist of the Commemoration of the Departed with the music of

Faure’s Requiem with the Trinity Singers

Palumbo (vocalist) - we are delighted that Jane and Zaira – two very popular local musicians - are coming to St Nicholas to help us mark the season of All Souls and All Saints. Refreshments to follow. Tickets £10 includes refreshments available from the North Walsham Heritage Centre, Parish Office Thursday mornings or on the door

Cromer and Sheringham Choral Society Directed by David Ballard Songs Ancient and Modern Haydn 'Insanae et Venae Curae Mozart, 'Ave Verum Corpus', Matthew Coleridge 'Requiem' - East Anglian Premiere. Soloists Zaire Palumbo, Graham Northwood, Simon Mulligan, Andrew Weeks on Saturday 23 November at 7pm at St Peter's Church, Sheringham. Tickets £15 on the door, £12 in advance, under 18s free. Box Office 01263 822347

Mini-Market on Saturday 2 November 11am to 1.30pm at West Runton Church Hall in aid of St John the Baptist Church, Aylmerton - gift stall, book stall, plant stall, cakes and produce stall plus raffle. We would be grateful to receive any items towards these. Please give to Nicki 01263 837617 or Patsy 01263 712146 or leave at the back of the church. Light lunches will be available on the day and will include homemade soup and hot sausage rolls, tea and coffee

Table Top Sale on Saturday 26 October 9am to midday at Bodham & Beckham Village Hall - proceeds in aid of Bodham Parish Church. Enquiries to Ann Digby 01263 588409

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Christmas Sale in aid of North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection at St Benets Hall, North Walsham on Saturday 9 November from 9.30am – 12-30pm. The very popular Cats Protection calendars, diaries and Christmas cards will be on sale. Stalls also include Cats Protection goods, crafts and new items, a cake stall, tombola, bric a brac, books, new toys, plus various raffles. Refreshments also available, including hot sausage rolls and mince pies. Please join us to support your local cat charity

Movie Quiz night on Saturday 9 November 7pm for 7.30pm at Lighthouse, Cromer Road Sheringham NR26 8RT. Tables of six welcomed or join a team on the night. Tickets just £6 to include cinema-style refreshments. Raffle and interval refreshments available. Buy your tickets from the Church or call 01263 825155. We look forward to seeing you.

Thanks from Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers

A big thank you to everyone who has donated yarn, material, patterns and needles to Sheringham and Cromer Public Libraries to be used by Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers.

We use the yarn and material to make items for local charities including Kelling Hospital. Age UK, local residential and care homes, N and N Hospital, the Salvation Army, animal charities and the homeless as well as supporting people in need further afield.

Items we cannot use are sold on EBay to raise money for the proposed Chemo Ward at Cromer Hospital. So far we have given them £6000 with another £2000 in the pipeline. Other items are passed on to local charity shops and the Big C at Wymondham.

Thank you also to the staff at the both libraries for taking in donations and passing them on to us.

Kate Davis, Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers


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The third and final concert in the StART 2019 season is the outstanding pianist Margalida Moll Salord who will perform at the parish church of St Andrew the Apostle, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6EZ on Saturday 9 November at 6.30pm.

The Heritage Centre at Bircham Newton has a unique collection of memorabilia from the former Royal Air Force station’s past service, which spanned more than 44 years, including two world wars and the Cold War. On display are photographs and personal memories of servicemen who served there and other related items from its fascinating history. The Centre is manned and run entirely by volunteers, many of whom are ex-servicemen. Close by there are two stone memorials to remember those who served at Bircham Newton and its main satellite airfield near Docking. Tony Nelson will be exhibiting his Model Airforce on both of our last open days this year - October 27th and Remembrance Sunday 10th November. Opening times are from 10am to 4pm. Entrance is FREE. More details can be obtained from the Heritage Centre website Avril MacArthur Tel. 01362 860139

Programme Chopin Nocturne Op. 9 no. 2 by F. Chopin Beethoven – Sonata Op. 13 no. 8 in C minor Patétique 1. Grave; allegro di molto e con brio 2. Adagio cantabile 3. Rondo: allegro Debussy – Clair de Lune INTERVAL Mozart – Fantasia in C minor K.475 Chopin – Mazurka Op. 7 No. 1 in B Flat Major E Granados – Valses poéticos 1. Introducción: Vivace molto 2. Melodico 3. Tempo de vals noble 4. Tempo de vals lento 5. Allegro humorístico 6. Allegretto: Elegante 7. Quasi ad libitum: Sentimental 8. Vivo IX. Coda

StART Concerts previously organised by Falcon are now being promoted by StART, the St Andrew’s ARTs Project. StART fundraises for the promotion of the arts in Holt. The concerts are free to anyone who wishes to attend with a request to make a donation at the end of the performance. A licensed bar will be open from 6pm prior to the concert and again at the interval.

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Cromer Marrams Bowls Runton Road - outdoor green. Open every day mid-April to end of September, 10am. roll-ups, friendly and league matches. All equipment can be provided. Contact 01263 511155 Seniors’ Swimming Club for over 55s at Gresham school. Monday 8.30am to 9.30am. Wednesday 8.30 am to 9.30am. Friday 12noon to 1pm. For full details please phone Patricia Poole (secretary) on 01263 860664 or e mail Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society is open to singers of all voices and abilities without audition. Two week free trial. Rehearsals every Monday in term time, 7pm to 9pm, at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Sheringham. Contact 01263 711087, email or check website for details You can be assured of a warm welcome Cromer Suffield Park Bowls Club for outdoor lawn bowls. New members welcome. £15 membership and £3 green fees. Informal roll ups on Saturdays at 10am. Bill Brodie on 01263 514691 Cromer Suffield Park Bowls Club - Prize Bingo monthly May to September on Fridays at 7.30pm - bar, raffle, all welcome. Club house available to hire - licensed bar, catering. Bill Brodie on 01263 514691 Cromer Suffield Park Bowls Club Cash Bingo every Sunday eyes down at 7.30pm Alcoholics Anonymous meets regularly in North Walsham and Cromer. Anyone who wants to stop drinking is welcome to attend these meetings. The North Walsham meetings start at 8pm on every Monday Wednesday and Saturday at the Methodist Church (via the entrance on Bank Loke NR29 9JH). The Cromer meetings are every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm for 7.15pm at Cromer Methodist Church Hall, Hall Road NR27 9DT. The AA helpline is 01603 621 128 West Runton Scout Group meet on Mondays Scouts 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Tuesdays Cubs 6pm – 7.30pm and Thursdays Beavers 6pm – 7.15pm. If interested email westrunton(section) or REME Association Cromer & District Branch meetings first Wednesday of each month at Halsey House, Norwich Road, Cromer. Ex REME and other military personnel always welcome 01263 512450 Macmillan Neighbour Cancer Support Drop-in Centre 3rd Thursday every month 2pm – 4pm at Overstrand Sports Ground, High Street, Overstrand, NR27 0AB – join us for a chat or come along to discuss problems that you may be having – everybody very welcome. No charge and free refreshments! If you require any specific information please let us know and we will try to find out for you – there is help available and what we don’t know we will certainly try to find out. Tel 07908 061781 Roughton Under 5s Playgroup open Monday to Thursday 9am – 3pm Friday 9am – 12 noon during term time. Ofsted registered. Funded places for 3 & 4 year olds, 2 year olds funded or £10.50 per session. For more details contact 01263 761801 or Come singing for fun and better lung health : Singing for Breathing class, Sheringham Community Centre, every Friday at 2.30pm for tea/coffee and singing from 3pm 4pm, £4 per person requested (voluntary donation). All ages and abilities welcome including people with lung conditions or other health issues/disabilities. Queries: or 07771605188 The White Eagle Lodge North Norfolk Group meets at the Friends Meeting House, Mundesley Road, near Swafield , North Walsham NR28 0RF at 2.45pm for 3pm on 3rd Sunday of each month (excluding January & August) for worship/meditation. You are welcome to join us. Visit for details West Runton Scout Group meet on Mon Scouts 6.30pm –8.30pm, Tues Cubs 6pm–7.30pm and Thur Beavers 6pm – 7.15pm. If interested in joining email westrunton (section) or PILATES sessions at Erpingham Village Hall, Mondays 9.30am - 10.20am (term-time only). Fully qualified instructor. £5 per session or £4 in advance. More info from WALKING FOOTBALL for all ages and abilities at Erpingham MUGA, every Tuesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm and Wednesday 10-11am. All sessions led by fully qualified instructors. £2 per session. Just turn up and play! More info from Bill on 07979 633000 or via email: WALKING NETBALL for all: now playing at Erpingham MUGA every Tuesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Friday 10.30-11.30am, with a qualified instructor. £2 per session - 1st session free. Just turn up or call Ros on 01263 768262 for more info Cromer and District Art Group meet on Thursday after-

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noons 2pm - 4pm at East Runton Village Hall. If you are an artist, in any medium, you are welcome to join us. Tel. 07845 791643 PR email 1895 Cromer Air Cadets for children aged 13+ school year 8 and over. Come join us for adventure training, shooting, flying, sports, radio control, education, parade and drill. We meet every Monday and Thursday 7pm 9.30 pm at Cromer Squadron Hut, Cromer Academy, Norwich Road, Cromer, NR27 0EX Tel 01263 515452 REME Association Cromer & District Branch meetings on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Halsey House, Norwich Road, Cromer. Ex REME and other military personnel always welcome 01263 512450 Cromer Army Cadet Force - looking for more fun, more action and more adventure, aged between 13-18 or an adult looking for something exciting to fill their spare time with? Find out more at or pop in a visit us Tuesday evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm at The Cadet Hut, Cromer High School, Norwich Road, Cromer Royal Air Forces Association – Sheringham & District Branch - for nearly 70 years, the RAFA Branch has provided comradeship and social activities for former members of the RAF, their families and supporters. Members meet on 3rd Tuesday of every month for coffee at St Andrews Hall Sheringham or at a Social Event. Details of these activities may be obtained from Jack Broughton Chairman/Secretary 01263 479507 Rock the Lobster Open Mic usually every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Sheringham Youth Hostel 8pm to 11pm limited 15 min slots available. All performing artists of all abilities and ages welcomed. Contact or Malcolm on 01263 514883 or at for further details Poppy Crafters meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (except August) between 2pm and 4pm in Upper Sheringham Village Hall. Come and join us for all needlecrafts including patchwork/sewing/embroidery/ knitting and crochet. All levels welcome. Contact Shirley 01263 823499 (evenings between 6pm and 8pm) or email Aylsham Chess Club meets at Aylsham & District ExService & Social Club on Monday evenings during the September - June season. Contact David Owen (Club Secretary) 01263 731327 Modern Sequence Dancing Mondays at East Runton Village Hall 7.30pm – 10pm. New dances taught. For further information please ring 01263 837152 Royal British Legion Women’s Section meetings now held at Parish Hall, Cornerstone Coffee Shop at 2.30pm on the 1st Thursday of the month commencing in July 2019. No meetings in January or August North Norfolk Concert band meet every Monday at Gresham village hall at 7.30pm - a friendly community band and new players always welcome, especially tuba, double bass, bass guitar, any bass line instrument, and percussion. We play a variety of different genres from swing, modern to classical. Come along or contact our Secretary Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club meet 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at The Morley Club, Sheringham at 7pm. We are always looking for new members. For more information, or If you would be interested in coming along to a meeting to find out what we do, please call Hazel 01263 821276 or email Roughton Village Hall Prize Bingo monthly on third Friday 7.30pm. Refreshments and raffle, all welcome Sing Your Heart Out (SYHO) workshops are open to anyone who loves to sing in good company. Professional voice coaches lead the sessions, with songs chosen for their feel good factor. It’s not a choir - you don’t need to have a good voice or read music. The sessions are dropins so there’s no pressure to attend regularly or to perform. The idea is simply to sing for wellbeing. We meet at the The Lighthouse, Sheringham most Mondays from 2pm - 3.30pm. There’s no need to book and no charge; it’s free to attend (donations always welcome!). More information and exact session dates can be found on the website Come along and have some fun! Norfolk Astrology Association meeting first Saturday of the month at 2pm in Foulsham. Come along and join this group of astrology lovers to discuss, learn and share knowledge. For more information Tel 07749 822495 Mid-Week Music at the Hub – FREE singing and musicmaking workshops each Wednesday at Sheringham Little Theatre. Refreshments and social time from 4pm, singing/music-making workshops from 4.30pm – 5.30pm. All welcome! Different themes each week! Pick up a leaflet from the box office or see to download a programme. All sessions are friendly and informal, suitable for all ages, levels and abilities. You don’t need particular musical or singing ex-


perience to come along and join in the fun! contact or Tel 07771 605 188 1st Cromer Sea Scouts - Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Beavers for ages 6 to 8, Cubs for ages 8 to 10 1/2 and Sea Scouts for ages 10 1/2 to 14. All groups are for boys and girls and meet during school term time. Beavers meet Fridays from 5.45pm to 7.00pm, Cubs meet Wednesdays from 6.45pm to 8.15pm and Scouts meet Fridays from 7.15pm to 9.15pm. Call Hilary 01263 513820 Cromer Rainbows - For girls aged 5 to 7, meet on a Monday or Wednesday evening - if you are interested or would like further information, register your interest at Sheringham Lacemakers meet Mondays 1pm – 4 pm at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Sheringham NR26 8SA - new members and beginners welcome. Tel Pauline Lewis 01263 821570 Would you like to sing with us? New members warmly welcomed, to sing a wide variety of light music. Rehearsals Monday 10am – 11.30am in St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Cromer Road, Sheringham. Lovely musical director, talented pianist and happy singers. Jennifer 01263 821115 Versus Arthritis - Sheringham Group meet at The Community Room, Anchor Close on Cromer Road, Sheringham, NR26 8SB between 10am and 12noon on the 3rd Monday of each month. Please join us to share your experiences and to meet others affected by Arthritis over a coffee. For more info please contact Diana on 01263 513569 or Chris on 07834 4418472 Interested in astronomy? We are North Norfolk Astronomy Society and will be hosting pop up outreach events at several locations in North Norfolk if the weather is clear. To get involved, go onto our website and sign up as an associate member (free) and we will notify you by email when an event is happening, usually 24hrs before. Good family fun and if you get the astronomy bug you could always join as a full member Age Concern North Norfolk Pop-In Group every Friday 10am till noon at Cromer Community Centre, Garden Street, Cromer – social group, make new friends, activities. Special dementia-friendly event first Friday of the month with guest speakers. Only £1 includes tea & coffee. 01263 821188 for further details’ Northrepps 'Poppyland' Branch of the Royal British Legion meets at Northrepps Country Cottage Hotel first Monday of every month 7pm for 7.30pm, second Monday if a Bank Holiday, there are no meetings January, February and August. Interesting 2019 programme covering welfare, fund raising and social activities, with a 21st century approach. Come along and join us. Further details contact Lorna 01263 579633 Cromer Flower Club meets every third Monday at the Junior School at 7.20pm. All welcome Quiz Night at Royal British Legion Halsey House, 31 Norwich Road Cromer NR27 0BA on 1st Tuesday each month (except January and August). start 7.30pm. £2 per person, maximum 6 persons per team. Raffle, bar and refreshments. In aid of Residents Amenities Fund Sheringham and District Philatelic Society meet on 2nd Monday of each month at 7.30pm in West Runton Church Hall. Collectors, of stamps, postmarks, postal history are all welcome. We have presentations from visiting speakers, an annual auction, a quiz night, a members’ sales evening and occasions when members are invited to show parts of their collections. Contact Gerry on 01263 579529 or Jim 01263 721043 for further information. Come along and meet us one evening North Norfolk Minni House Club - monthly meetings held on 2nd Thursday of every month (except August) at the Village Hall, Bodham NR25 6AD. 2pm - 4.30pm. Free parking at side of the hall. We love anything to do with dolls houses and anything miniature. For more information contact Jan Sawyer 01263 826970 Sheringham Versus Arthritis - Open sessions at Anchor Close Community Room, (opposite Sheringham Surgery), NR26 8SB. Mon 16th September / Mon the 18th November /Mon January 20th / Mon March 16th between 10am and 12 noon for discussion, chat and information. All welcome. Diana 01263513569 or Chris 07834418472 Badminton - Elderberries over 40s friendly/competitive Monday 4pm-6pm and Friday 4pm-5pm at Cromer Sports Centre Tel 01263 761142 for more information Royal British Legion – Cromer & District Branch meet 1st Monday each month at Halsey House, 29 Norwich Road, Cromer, NR27 0BA. 2pm all welcome. Military service not essential. Chairman, Hilary Cox MBE 01263 513820 Cromer and District Garden Society meets 7.30pm 2nd Wed each month (not Aug) in the Community Hall in Garden St, Cromer. Annual membership £10. Visitors £2. More details Chairman on 01263 514399

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Cromer WI

Cromer WI had a very enjoyable meeting on 10 October. Forty six members and one visitor heard an excellent talk illustrated with slides from Alistair Murphy who is the curator of Cromer Museum on the subject of Olive Edis.

Olive was born in 1876 and died in 1955 - her ashes are interred in Sheringham Cemetery. Her first studio was purpose built in Church Street Sheringham with a glass roof to let in natural daylight. Olive took her first autochrome portrait in 1912 and later patented a device for viewing autochromes which allowed them to be backlit. During 1918 and 1919 Olive was appointed an official war artist and photographed the battlefields of France and Flanders for the Imperial War Museum. Throughout her career Olive photographed many influential figures of early 20th century society as well as local fishermen and their families in Cromer and Sheringham. In 2008 Cromer Museum acquired a collection of over 2000 images of Olives work and holds the largest collection of her work anywhere in the world. Cromer museum shuts at the end of October for winter, when it opens again next spring do go and see their collection as it is well worth a visit. A truly remarkable lady during what was still mainly a man’s world.

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On Tuesday 1 October, after a superb lunch, Sue and Guy Morton gave a fascinating talk called ‘Bell Ringing in Norfolk’.

Sue explained that bell ringing was an English tradition. At St Peter Mancroft in Norwich in 1731, the Bloody Peal (so-called because bell ringers had blood on their hands at the end) was rung by 8 people over 8 hours and 15 minutes. This was a record for 151 years!

Sue and Guy met through bell ringing and decided to pursue their mutual interest at All Saints Church, Upper Sheringham. A bell hanger’s report on the six bells, which had been cast in 1841, stated that they were in a bad condition. The parochial church council asked Sue to co-ordinate a major fundraising project to re-hang the derelict bells to enable traditional English full-circle bell ringing to take place again (the bells have not been rung in this way since 1935). A chiming mechanism is also to be installed to ensure the bells can be sounded even when there are no experienced bell ringers available. So far £73,000 has been raised, another £12,000 is needed.

Houghton Hall was the destination of a day out in September to see the Henry Moore exhibition as well as enjoying the pleasant autumn weather in the gardens.

Our competition was Halloween. Carol Denton was first with a child’s Halloween costume, second was Brenda Boyd with ceramic pumpkins and third was Rosie Evans with a Halloween ghost and friend’s arrangement.

Six ladies with October birthdays received posies made by Jill Betz. November’s meeting is on Thursday 14th at 2pm and is our annual meeting. We meet in the community hall and visitors are always welcome.

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Sue and Guy demonstrated four-in-hand ringing, both having two handbells in each hand, their performance attracting plentiful applause. The talk ended with a lively questions and answers session and afterwards 6 members tried their hand at bell ringing.

On behalf of the 34 members present, our Chairman, Dave Williams, thanked Sue and Guy for their engaging talk and demonstration.

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We all know how stressful the firework season can be for our pets so here at Toll Barn Vets we have a few helpful tips to help keep pets as calm as possible. Animals have very sensitive hearing and loud bangs can be painful whilst the flashing lights can be scary.

fireworks are let off.

Many pets go missing at this time of year when they get scared by fireworks so make sure all pets are easily identified with a collar and tag or microchip (with up to date contact details) so that they can be reunited with you if they get scared and manage to run off.

Always keep dogs and cats indoors during fireworks and make sure dogs are walked earlier in the day to avoid being out when

It can help to build your pet a safe den and keep windows, doors and curtains closed to minimise noise as much as possible. Some pets will find it comforting to have an alternative noise so keeping the radio or television on can help to reduce awareness of the sound of fireworks. Pets will often look to you for reassurance during stressful situations so try to act as normally as possible and make sure not to tell pets off if they are behaving in a stressed manner during fireworks. It is also important to reward calm and relaxed behaviour with cuddles and treats!


There are also several medicines and techniques which can be used to reduce anxiety around firework season.


Pheromone-based and natural calming products come in several varieties including plug-in diffusers, tablets, liquids, collars and sprays. These products can help pets feel more relaxed and calm and should ideally


be started at least 48 hours (preferably longer) before fireworks are due to start. Noise phobia CDs are also available and are designed to gradually reduce sensitivity to loud sounds over a long period of time in the run up to Firework Night.

It’s also important to remember small mammals such as rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as birds during this stressful season. These pets can also get easily scared and if possible these pets should be moved into a quiet room or shed. If this is not possible cages should be covered to reduce the sound of the fireworks and turned to face a wall so the firework lights are less visible. It is essential to ensure enough ventilation still remains underneath the cover. Make sure pets have enough bedding to burrow and hide in should they feel stressed.

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Local choir to perform East Anglian premiere of new Requiem

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society’s 2019-20 season begins at 7pm on Saturday 23 November in St Peter’s Church Sheringham with Songs Ancient & Modern, a lovely blend of old and new music including popular works by Mozart, Haydn and Fauré. The programme also includes the East Anglian premiere of an exciting new Requiem by Dorset composer, Matthew Coleridge who comments "Requiem is my first major composition and most frequently performed work. Far from being inspired by, or in memory of, a lost loved one, I wrote the majority of it in the months following the birth of my son. I hope this brings an optimistic, affirming and uplifting mood to the music. I was determined to avoid any clichés of angelic harps or fires of hell, and chose to take a more human and earthly approach - something more akin to the Requiems of the middle ages and Renaissance.

Much of the writing is in the manner of Gregorian chant, with numerous melodic ‘threads’ woven together into a rich tapestry of sound. The solo cello became a vital part of the music from some of the earliest drafts, providing a counterpoint of light against dark.

Whenever the choir are singing about loss or

David Ballard conducts Sheringham and Cromer Choral singers in concert sorrow, the cello sings a song of hope and comfort." The late Sir Neville Mariner said of the work "a valuable addition to 21st century

Funds Raised for Wildlife Charity

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choral repertoire".

Other works on the programme will be Joseph Haydn Insanae et Vanae Curae, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Missa Brevis in Bflat K.275, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ave Verum Corpus and Gabriel Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine. The concert will be conducted by the Society’s musical director, David Ballard with soloists Zaira Palumbo, soprano; Graham Northwood; counter-tenor, Simon Mulligan, tenor and Andrew Weeks, bass plus organist, Philip Adams.

Tickets cost £15 on the door, £12 in advance, under 18s FREE from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office telephone: 01263 822347 or online at

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my heartfelt thanks to them and to the auction house who facilitated the event. ”

The reception marks the commencement of a series of school and community events including tree-planting sessions taking place across the district with the aim of raising funds for Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s ‘Sure Start’ centres which focus on educating children and encouraging them to get in touch with nature.

North Norfolk District Council recently hosted a fun-filled civic reception in the spectacular location of Cley Visitor Centre.

The fund-raising event was a huge success raising £2245 for the Chairman’s chosen charity of the year – Norfolk Wildlife Trust. During the evening an auction was held with some unusual lots, such as unique experiences including a ride in a Tiger Moth at Langham Airfield and pieces of art.

Sure Start centres are part of Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Children and Nature initiative. It creates wildlife-friendly areas outdoors where children can get involved with nature through wild walks and educational sessions.

Cllr Clive Stockton, North Norfolk District Council’s Chairman, said “I am absolutely overjoyed that the evening was informal, relaxed, with some 70 persons present and the auction itself raised such an exceptional amount.

The auction was carried out free of charge and therefore the total raised has been donated to my chosen charity. This will contribute to two strands of work being carried out by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust – the “Children and Nature” project and heritage grazing programme.

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Cromer Library News

Special Event We are looking for a volunteer to run an after school club, this could be anything from code, Lego, art we are open to suggestions. Please contact the library if you would love to help out with this.


This Autumn brings a chance to trial a lower price for borrowing DVDs. Offering all non-top titles for a bargain £1 per week loan.


Are you a carer? Would you be interested in coming along to a monthly group at Cromer Library. For more information contact Cromer Library on 01263512850.

Replacement cushion interiors available in: • Foam • Fibre • Feather Choose from our wide range of fabrics including:

1-1 Computer Sessions - we are offering a variety of computer sessions from September. These will be aimed at beginners. Please contact the library for details and to book a place. An afternoon of Motown to celebrate Black History Month Sunday 27 October 1pm – 4 pm - free entry, donations welcome. A family friendly event for all ages. DJs Hitman and Halfnelson, trace the history of this iconic label through its finest sounds.

National Careers Service Monday 28 October 1.30pm – 4pm helping you get on in work and life. A free drop in advice session.

Don’t send your beloved furniture to landfill, upcycle and transform it!

Tricky Period Service Cromer Library provides free sanitary products for people in need – no questions asked just help yourself from the display. Shut Up and Write from Monday 4 November - new to Cromer Library this creative writing group will be meeting Mondays 1.45pm for 2pm. Hosted by writers for writers, 1 hour of quiet writing. Time to chat before and after. Refreshments available.

REGULAR EVENTS Coffee, Tea, Chocolate and Biscuits available for £1. Come in and read the newspaper, we have the EDP, The Times & North Norfolk News. Borrow Magazines. We also have a large selection to download. Use our free WiFi and public PCs. Get all the latest news and ‘like’ us on facebook: Cromer Library Follow us on Twitter @CromerLibrary

Contact us for your free no obligation quote Tel: 01362 698742 Email: Georges Road, Dereham, NR19 2DA (Opposite Cowper Road Car Park)

Just a Cuppa each Friday at 2pm Fancy a chat? Come along to ‘Just a Cuppa’ and see who else is about. Our Friendly volunteer will be delighted to see you. Free refreshments.

Cromer Visually Impaired Book Group now meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 2pm, next date 19 November - if you are visually impaired come and join a small, friendly reading group run by the North Norfolk Association for the Blind.

Bounce and Rhyme every Friday 9.30 – 10am - please come along and join Chrystal for songs, rhymes and stories. These sessions are suitable for preschool children and will be held on the second and fourth Friday of each month.

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Seated Exercise Thursday 10.45am – 11.30am - sessions in conjunction with North Norfolk District Council. Contact 01263 516305,

Knit and Natter Friday 15 November 10.30am – 12noon - do you enjoy knitting? Norfolk Knitters knit for charity. Items are sent to those in need in this country and other countries - all materials are supplied. Cromer Library is a collection point for the Sheringham Community Wool Loft. They are pleased to receive any knitting related items.

Hayes + Storr Solicitors handle a whole range of family, property and business legal matters with care and professionalism.

Art and Craft Group Mondays 10.30am -12.30pm - come along and meet new people. Spend a relaxing morning being creative Bring along your own project or use the materials provided. No experience necessary. Refreshments. Poetry Group meets last Thursday in the month at 2.30pm - come along and enjoy discussing poetry with other like-minded people. Home Delivery Service - if you love reading or listening to books but find it difficult to get to the library, we have volunteers from the Royal Voluntary Service who can deliver books to your door once a month. The Home Library Service is for people who are unable to get out of the home whether permanently or temporarily. For more information or to book a place on any events, please call 01263512850 or email Cromer Library, Prince of Wales Road, Cromer, NR27 9HS

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North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

A recent departure from our pens was Gracie, another cat very popular with everyone who has been in contact with her. To see Gracie now, as opposed to when she joined us is remarkable. Initially, we thought she was a very old cat as she was very thin and in terrible condition. With lots of loving care her health and condition improved and she did leave for a new home which unfortunately proved unsuitable as she intimidated the resident old dog. We believe she was probably trying to be friendly but obviously the dog did not. However, she has now settled in a new home as the only pet and is enjoying the love and care she is receiving from her new family, who are delighted with her. This tiny little cat did not have a good life before joining us but is now reaping the much-deserved benefits of a very loving home.

Being confined in a cat pen is not the normal environment for a cat and although some cats will settle quite happily, especially if they have arrived from a stressful situation, others will find it challenging and will not be seen at their best. It is therefore important to remember that the cat may behave differently when it goes to its new home and does need time to adapt to its new surroundings. We usually advise that the cat is initially confined to one room and gradually introduced to other rooms as its confidence improves. In the first few weeks it is also important to ensure that, until the cat is properly settled, all windows should be kept closed and the cat’s whereabouts monitored before opening doors. Because cats can be unpredictable, we do on occasion rehome a cat that will decide it has” landed on its paws” on leaving its carrier and will explore the whole of its new home and settle down, once its inspection is complete, on a nice comfy chair or settee. Whether they settle straight away, or need time to do so, it is important to let the cat do it at its own pace rather than try to force the issue.

both new owner and the cat. The cat will often be quite timid and hide because it is new to the area and there are no familiar smells to help him. The more confident cats have generally been reunited quite quickly although there have been instances where we have had to lend a cat trap to help get the less confident ones back with their new family.

If you are interested in receiving help to neuter your cat/kitten, please ring 07880 256948 (to see if you are eligible for a voucher). This Phoebe, lovely friendly girl, number is for vouchers only 8 years old and will not be able to help with any other enquiries. The number also applies for those wishing to take advantage of our special neutering campaign.

If you are looking for a cat or kitten (or have any other queries) please give Stephanie a call on 01692 535858. Alternatively, you can visit for a description and photographs of the cats before giving us a call on the above number to find out where any particular cat is being fostered.

We are now on Facebook. You can find us under Cats Protection North Walsham.

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I have hedgehogs come in from many different locations but I was rather surprised when I received a call from Corks Funeral Directors! They had found a small hedgehog in the back garden. This little fellow only weighs 100grms and would not have survived much longer outside. What else could I call him but Corky!

Over the years several cats have escaped through a window or door soon after joining their new family and this has resulted in a worrying time for


On a sad note Stephi from last time was examined at the vets and found to have two broken legs so the kindest thing was to be PTS.


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It’s Full Autumn out there and that can only mean one thing: the return of possibly the best United Kingdom bread and butter pudding in the European Union (as you read this there may not be time for anyone to prove otherwise!)

The secret ingredient is Ann Graveling’s Silver Medal World Championship-winning marmalade, with which residents of Overstrand Road are very familiar thanks to the burgeoning roadside marmalade pit-stop outside No97. In fact people have driven for hundreds of miles for this very spread and, if it’s all gone, disgruntled shoppers have been known to lay siege to the front door demanding replenishments.

Overstrand Road is often brought to a complete standstill due to impatient marmalade-hunters, and although Ann cleverly shifted the blame for recent congestion onto Anglian Water we all know the real story.

Arguably the best way to try this legendary marmalade is within Reis’s equally legendary bread and butter pudding – available on the menu every night, 6-9pm – 01263 512412 to book your table!

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Ingredients: 1 x 800g loaf of brioche (two if not using croissants) 3 x croissants (helps if not absolutely fresh) 200g white chocolate 4 eggs (whole) 2 oranges (zest) 350ml cream 100ml milk 100g caster sugar Small jar of Silver Medal-winning marmalade (available from 97 Overstrand Road) 150g cranberries (dried)

Method Line a 32cm brownie tray with baking paper

Slice the brioche into slices approximately ½ cm thick

Melt your white chocolate

Place layers of brioche in the bottom of the tray, overlapping slightly

Add a reasonable amount of marmalade, cranberries and chocolate over the brioche

Thinly cut your croissants and follow the same process as above, alternating croissants / brioche, until full


In a bowl, whisk your caster sugar, eggs, milk, cream and orange zest until mixed sufficiently

Add the mixture to your tray in drips and drabs until it had all soaked in and leave overnight in the fridge

Preheat oven to 160dc, 320df, gas mark 3

Cover with baking paper, then tin foil, bake for 45 minutes on middle shelf, remove tin foil and paper and return to oven for a further fifteen minutes or until golden brown and risen.

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SUDOKU Fill all empty squares so that the numbers 1 to 9 appear once in each row, column and 3 x 3 box. The numbers in the four yellow boxes are the ones needed as the answer that will be published in the next issue.

All the letters in our grids below have fallen out and mixed themselves up, although they are still in their original columns. Can you put them back in their rightful place to reveal a QUOTATION and the NAME of the person who said it.

This week’s wordsearch theme is ‘The First Names of Monarchs of England and Great Britain’. Between FOUR and TWELVE letters. There are 20 words in this issue’s CHRONICLE WORDSEARCH. How many can you find?












NUMBER CRUNCHER 15 3 19 6 8 4 = 10


Using all FIVE arithmetical signs, + + - x ÷, fill in the spaces to make the equation true, as if they were being entered into a calculator.

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The FOUR YELLOW SQUARES in the SUDOKU were 4 3 5 7 The FALLEN PUZZLE answers were:






The NUMBER CRUNCHER One answer was: 10 x 8 – 7 + 5 + 12 ÷ 9 = 10 (there could be others!)


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The speaker at our October meeting was Richard Clark and his topic was ‘Hardy Exotics’.

Richard and his wife set up Panache Plants two years ago and have concentrated on growing and selling hardy exotic varieties such as hedychiums, eucomis, dahlias and “big leafy monsters” such as bamboos, bananas and palms.

It is wrong to think of these types of plant as being too tender for our North Norfolk climate as a glance at many gardens in the town

will testify.

Most will tolerate temperatures as low as minus 15 without any trouble so most varieties are suitable for this area.

If the position is right and the plants or bulbs are planted deep enough then there should be no problems.

Hedychiums are very showy and ornamental, are heavily scented and some varieties will grow up to eight foot tall. They have a very distinctive scent of ginger.

There are over 150 varieties of eucomis. Many of these are pineapple scented. They will tolerate dry conditions and for this reason are suited to containers.

In addition some varieties are good as cut flowers. Dahlias will not do well in containers generally but are better suited to borders and as long as they are well mulched will overwinter with few problems.

Palms, clump forming bamboos and tree ferns should do well as will bananas, although you will have to wait up to six years to get any fruit and they will be very small but edible.

It was recommended that passion flowers


Ginger scented hedychium

are grown in a wigwam rather than against a wall or fence where they will scramble everywhere.

Richard had brought along with him a wide selection of plants and many members took advantage of this to stock up before winter arrives.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 13 November at 7.30pm in the Community Hall in Cromer. The meeting will start with our AGM and this will be followed by a demonstration of basket making by Jonathon Carrie of Norfolk Hedges.

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Sheringham and District Philatelic Society

Pleasaunce Work Party Day

You are welcome to come and help at the historic Pleasaunce in Overstrand on Saturday 23 November either in the 5 acre garden or inside the magnificent house (please bring some basic garden tools if working in the grounds).

Sheringham and District Philatelic Society discovered some surprising aspects of Austria on Monday 15 October.

Come for half a day, whole day or even an hour. Work period from 10am – 1pm with soup and rolls provided at 1pm and then from 1.45pm – 4pm.

Mike Clarke, one of our members, showed part of a collection started by his father which he had extended. Before stamps were issued in 1850 letters were carried throughout an extensive European empire and beyond – examples of such letters have remarkable handwriting.

Later, Austria shrank into a small, landlocked republic, but the postal service was keen for business. The Danube Steam Navigation Company carried mail. On the railways the number of the mail train was included in the cancelling mark on the envelope.

Balloon postcards and an annual stamp day with special issues also generated income. Inflation between 1921 and 1924 saw the cost of sending a postcard rise 14 000%. A 1933 design was produced in triplicate – a set for each of the official languages. The impact of war featured in the display including censored and prisoner of war mail.

Members warmly thanked Mike for his interesting talk and for answering questions.

Our annual quiz night is on 11 November starting at 7.30 pm at West Runton Church Hall. Prospective members will be welcomed.

Please let us know if you can come - Jess on 01263 578230, or Jillian 01263 579212

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The Importance of Fraud and Scam Awareness

With the winter months drawing near it can be a difficult time for our more vulnerable loved ones and can unfortunately make them targets to fraudulent individuals. That is why Home Instead Senior Care Norwich and Clapham and Collinge solicitors recently teamed up to offer a free Scam Prevention Workshop for older people, family members, carers and people throughout the community.

The workshop held on the 23rd September offered advice and guidance in supporting your loved ones to help them feel safe and secure in their own home. As the home is no longer only targeted by doorstep sales-people and cold callers but also nuisance calls, texts and unwanted post it is important that we take steps to prevent this invasion of privacy and security.

Citizens Advice research shows that almost three-quarters (72%) of people surveyed had been targeted by scammers over a two year period. Over a third, had been targeted five or more times. Home Instead Senior Care and the team at Clapham and Collinge Solicitors have identified some ways your loved ones may be targeted and offer suggestions of preventative measure.

on your legitimate communication. • Similarly if you receive an Email from a company/provider asking for your bank details do not follow their instructions. Contact the company/provider directly or if you have an account on their website sign in and check for any new messages.

If you receive any of the above phishing attempts make sure you report them to the organisation the individual is claiming to be from, they will confirm whether it is genuine or fake correspondence.

Unwanted Calls and Texts Unfortunately sales calls are a product of our society and an unwanted nuisance. Our information may not be as secure as we would like it to be and we have all had calls asking if you had recently been in a road traffic accident.

A scammer may pretend be to calling from your bank, service provider or another trusted company with the intent to access your information or bank accounts. It is important to not give out any personal details and if you are not expecting the call – hang up.

Clapham and Collinge are proud to provide the local community with an extensive range of private client services across North Norfolk.

If you would like to enquire about our private client services please contact us on 01263 823398, email or visit

Doorstep Salespeople and Cold Callers Door to door sales techniques can often include a very pushy and intimidating pitch with the aim of selling a service or product to an individual that may not necessarily require that service/product.

As we all know these pushy pitches are easier to avoid when you are not in a face to face scenario, we would suggest that you or your loved one take care in answering the door unless they have previously arranged a visit.

Online Scams The anonymity of the internet presents opportunity for would-be scammers without the risk of being identified. You may be approached through various different methods of direct communication such as Email or social media or indirect methods such as fraudulent websites, viruses and fake dating sites.

You can take the following preventative measures to protect yourself and your loved ones from these common scams.

• When entering payment details always check the web address starts with a secure extension of 'HTTPS' for example '' • Make sure you or your loved one have up to date Anti-Virus software. • If you receive a suspicious Email from an individual claiming to be your gas, energy or another supplier do not click any links or download any attachments contained within the email. Search for the provider's website yourself and make an enquiry or call the number provided


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Council provides training for local businesses North Norfolk District Council made a successful application for a Local Investment in Future Talent (LIFT) grant towards the cost of skills training workshops for people employed in small businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector such as bed and breakfast establishments, cafes, restaurants and leisure activities.

The council surveyed members of Visit North Norfolk to find out what training was needed and the best time to hold the workshops. Customer Service was indicated as the highest priority, followed by digital media skills and marketing. As a result from this response from local businesses, the Council have gone on to

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offer such workshops which will be held in venues across the District from November 2019 to February 2020.

There will be a full day Customer Service workshop, delivered by the Welcome to Excellence initiative, the most successful accredited customer service training in the UK. Additionally, there will be half day Digital Media and Marketing workshops with introductory and advanced options to ensure that businesses have the best opportunity to develop new skills or hone existing ones.

Full details can be found at North Norfolk District Council’s events page with booking links. Alternatively please email or telephone 01263 516331 or 01263 516009 for more information.

Cllr. Eric Seward, Deputy Leader of North Norfolk District Council and Portfolio Holder for Finance, said “I am so pleased this Cromer Hospital held a very successful cake sale on Friday 27 grant application was September raising £218.96 and Norse kindly rounding this up to £300 with donations from drinks served in the café on the day.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who baked, donated and helped on the day.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Cromer in the early hours of Wednesday morning 9 October.

Monies will be split between the equipment fund for the new North Norfolk Macmillan Centre and Macmillan.

The incident happened at about 12.20am on the High Street when the victim, a man in his 40s, was punched, causing him to fall floor where he was kicked, suffering a split lip which required stiches.

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Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any information.

The past three months never really settled down - fine weather in short spells with hot conditions then average conditions although, at times, long periods without rain - but once that had corrected itself it didn’t know when to stop!

Contact PC Polly O’Shea at Cromer Police Station on 101 quoting crime reference 36/70938/19.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

September did not live up to predictions, being a lot less influenced by high pressure so less settled and wetter as the month went on.

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The next three months look to repeat the pressure theme of the past six months with the weather very much influenced by the Atlantic so changeable and with a variance in temperatures as winds switch from warmer quarters to cooler quarters with each passing weather system.

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a success, enabling us to put on a fantastic resource for the tourism and leisure industry, which is a significant part of the local economy here in North Norfolk. These sessions will serve to strengthen key skills and give businesses in the District the tools to grow and develop with confidence.”

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Macmillan Coffee Morning and Walk

Macmillan Cancer Support North Norfolk Committee, in conjunction with SiS, recently held their annual Coffee Morning and Walk at St Peters Church Hall Sheringham.

Fifty three walkers took part, with Kathy Lee and Linda Alder raising much appreciated additional money from sponsors. The whole event was a tremendous success breaking all records and raising a fantastic total of £1265.95.

This year the event was supported by Ro Curtis with the New Sheringham Singers who entertained the walkers and visitors to the coffee morning with some superb singing. Thank you to everyone who contributed in so many ways, and this wonderful community for being so generous!

St Peters Church PCC were very kind in donating the use of the hall to Macmillan. The money raised is ring fenced by Macmillan Cancer Support to help local people in North Norfolk with cancer and their families. Thank you everyone!

Sporting Centre of Excellence

Olympian Gail Emms encourages young people to take up sport

North Norfolk District Council launched Year Four of its Sporting Centre of Excellence initiative, hosting an evening of speakers including Badminton Olympic medallist Gail Emms at Gresham’s School, Holt.

The aim of the initiative is to encourage children with a talent for sport to get involved and to take advantage of specialist coaching provided and the excellent facilities at Gresham’s School.

Now entering its fourth year, the sessions have produced many sporting achievers, including three winners at the County Championships and 11 children selected for the Norfolk Schools Athletics Association, amongst many others.

Olympian Gail Emms with Cllr Clive Stockton, Chairman of North Norfolk District Council

Emms gave a moving speech and later said of the event “I was so thrilled to be able to speak to these children and their families about the joys of getting involved in sport. I truly hope to encourage and inspire young people to take advantage of the amazing opportunities on offer here which I could have only dreamed of when I was starting out. Not only is it important to be physically active for our health, but it’s exciting that those with real talent can progress and succeed if they want to.”

Marc Bradford, whose daughter is currently taking part in the programme, said “My daughter has been attending the endurance running training due to an invitation after her achievements over the last year in numerous school and district competitions. We found the all the speakers entertaining, interesting, inspirational and relatable and left the evening with a broad smile and thinking about how lucky we are to have the chance to receive such top level training. A massive thank you from both of us, to all of you who have been involved in setting up this training program and for hosting such an insightful evening”.

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If anyone has any questions please contact the Deputy Town Clerk.

NORTH LODGE, OVERSTRAND ROAD, CROMER, NR27 0AH Telephone 01263 512254 or use QR code opposite Twitter @north_lodge Facebook @CromerTown Council

CROMER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS Application forms for the Christmas Tree & Nativity Festival and also for the Christmas Market are available from the Town Clerk. Please email or telephone 01263 512254 for more information.

Contacts: Julie Chance PSLCC, Town Clerk Janet Warner PSLCC, Deputy Clerk The Clerk and Deputy Clerk are often in meetings so it is recommended that you telephone or email to make an appointment before visiting the offices.

CROMER POOR LANDS TRUST Cromer Poor Lands Trust has set up a scheme to assist Cromer residents who are in need, hardship or distress, to purchase a new electrical item, school uniform, a bicycle, tank of heating oil etc. The West Norwich Credit Union will offer the applicant a low-cost loan of up to £500 to cover the purchase price with a repayment term to suit the applicant. If the application is approved, once half the loan has been paid off, Cromer Poor Lands Trust will step in and pay the remaining balance. For more information please Contact Cromer Poor Lands Trust CIO via the Town Clerk.

TOWN COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS: The full schedule of meeting dates for 2019 can be found on the Town Council website and noticeboards. A leaflet containing the schedule of meetings is available from the Town Council Office. Members of the public are welcome at all meetings, which are held at North Lodge unless stated otherwise. Agendas and minutes of meetings are available from the Town Council website.

CEREMONIES AT NORTH LODGE We are currently receiving lots of booking for ceremonies for late 2019 and 2020. Ceremonies can be held in our newly decorated chamber or in the clifftop garden. Further information can be found on the Town Council website and our facebook page @WeddingsinCromer . We can also host Renewal of Vows and Naming Ceremonies. If you would like to visit our venue please give us a call to arrange an appointment.

CROMER CEMETERY Regular inspections are on-going and any unauthorised items will be removed and securely stored to await collection. The next inspection will take place in October. Please be reminded that breakable items and those which emit light, sound or movement are not permitted in the cemetery. Full rules and regulations are displayed on the Town Council website and are available on request from the Town Council Office.

CROMER NEW YEAR’S DAY FIREWORKS Preparations are underway for the 2020 event and we are again asking for the help of volunteers with the bucket collection. If you would like to help please contact the Deputy Town Clerk. New collectors will be asked to provide valid ID.

COMMUNITY PROJECT We are looking for volunteers to help make flowers for a forthcoming community event. The flower making sessions will be held at Sticky Earth Café every Tuesday morning. Please contact the Town Clerk for full details.

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Information on any meetings or matters arising can be obtained from the Town Clerk on 01263 512254.

Earlier this month Hays Travel in Cromer held a ‘Trot-A-Thon Day’

Staff did a wonderful job walking 26 miles on their treadmill in store and raising over £350 for the charity About with Friends.

Members from About with Friends sold cakes and art work that they produce at the Workskills Unit.

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Garden Therapy at Canaan Christian Centre

The Canaan Christian Centre situated at 21 Holt Road, Sheringham is offering help to anyone who would like some garden therapy.

We are told that something in our DNA responds to nature but not everyone has a garden or a space to try out gardening.

The Canaan Centre has a large garden and lots of varied work

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Split Logs Hardwood 1-4 cubic metre loads £110 5-8 cubic metre loads £220

volunteers could get involved in.

I personally know it alleviates my stress level and the satisfaction that results from an hour or two in the open air is very valuable, so come along and try.

I knew very little about gardening but watching Monty Donn and gardening programmes has resulted in my Cromer garden bursting with flowers.

We hope to have a gardening expert with us too who can advise us. Sessions will be on Friday mornings from 10am - 12noon with a break for coffee. Free.

Evelyn Smith Director

Softwood £100 £200

Cromer Town Council and Cromer Church invite you to participate in the annual

Bags mixed Hardwood/Softwood £4.00 each Bags Kindling £4.00 each minimum delivery 6 bags

Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service

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Sunday 10th November 2019 Chains and medals may be worn RSVP by 31 October 2019 Deputy Town Clerk, Cromer Town Council 01263 512254

Joe Catterall

Arrangements for Remembrance Parade and Service Wreath laying: Organisations wishing to lay a wreath on the War Memorial are asked to contact the local Poppy Appeal Organiser, David Pritchard on . Wreath layers are asked to assemble in the church lounge by 2:50pm for a briefing.

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Parade: Muster at 2.30pm in Meadow Car Park March off for the Church at 2.40pm. Service of Remembrance: 3:00pm, Cromer Parish Church

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ALL NEW - Light Party 5-7pm | Parish Church | Thursday 31st October


This year we are trying something new! Come and join us in the Parish Church where will be switching off our normal lights and using party lights to make the church sparkle with fun colours!


Games, fun, and activities, including refreshments and nibbles


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This event is as an alternative to Halloween No Halloween costumes please, but feel free to wear fluorescent or brightly coloured clothes!


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Cromer Times Issue 576 26th October 2019

Cromer Marrams Bowls Club News from the Club House ...

The AGM went ahead with over 20 members attending. All were agreed with the President that we had had a good season with two league successes, a cup runner-up and several excellent friendly visits by touring teams and local clubs. Everyone who had contributed to the season was praised for their efforts. There are three officer vacancies to be filled during the close season.

The green has closed, repair work has been done and already it is looking in a much better condition. Ready for 2020! Members are very welcome to enjoy our clubhouse facilities during the winter. We meet for

a (very!) short mat bowls session every Wednesday afternoon at 1.45pm and meet every Friday evening from 7pm.

A coffee morning will be held on Saturday 7 December from 10am. Members, old and new, are welcome. If you are tempted to play next year, come and have a chat in our friendly atmosphere.

Anyone is welcome to come to the clubhouse on Thursday afternoon, 7 November, from 1pm to 4pm to peruse and buy a second-hand book, DVD and CD or two. Visit John on the Runton Road. Donations will also be gratefully accepted.

Details of fixtures, results, history, honours, and club news/photos can be accessed at or more details from Neil 01263 513901.

Do you enjoy playing badminton? Did you know that there this a badminton club in Holt?

The club meets every Wednesday in the Sports hall at Greshams School from 7pm to 9pm.

We are a friendly group of intermediate players (male and female) and play for fitness and fun, and are looking for new members to join us. First session is free, so why not pop along or call Mel or Karen for more info on 07776 487117/07884 584066.

OLIVER TOPPLES THE CHAMP TO WIN HIS FIRST TITLE Back in 1981 Cromer Squash Club’s annual club tournament was held for the first time when an up and coming young Roy Simpson became the club’s first champion. Apart from a four year ‘low; period around the turn of the millennium the tournament has been held every year since, Simpson has long since retired and on Friday evening another young player, Alex Oliver, became the 20th different player to pick up the prestigious trophy as he defeated the reigning champion, Matthew Jordan 9-6 9-1 8-10 10-8 in the final.

Oliver was runner-up two years ago and this year he was seeded to go one better, with last year’s champion, Matthew Jordan seeded at No.2 and the seeding committee were proved right as these two players contested a well fought final. The younger Oliver had had an easier passage to the final whereas Jordan had to battle hard to shake off the challenge of the four times former champion, John Baker in the semi-final before coming out on top 3-1.

The tournament was played under the conventional scoring system which meant that players could only score points off their own serve and in a cagey first game Oliver just had the edge coming out on top 9-6. The second

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game was more straightforward as Jordan was forced into making uncharacteristic mistakes and Oliver raced into a 2-0 lead as he took the game 9-1.

Alex Oliver (left) and Matthew Jordan following their final which Oliver won 3-1

back by taking the third game 10-8 and had chances to draw level in the fourth before Oliver edged the game 10-8 to win the match 3-1 and clinch his first title.

To reach the final Oliver defeated the veteran John Chandler in the semi-final having been taken to four games in his quarter final by the 2013 beaten finalist Alan Harper while before beating Baker in his semi-final Jordan had another 3-1 victory over Sean Moore.

Cromer’s Technical Director, Barry Starling, who made an early exit from the tournament as he lost in the first round to Alan Harper was among the large crowd who watched the final from the balcony and said afterwards “This was a very good match and the 3-1 scoreline probably doesn’t do it justice. Jordy fought back well to take the third game and if he had been able to win the fourth the scores would have been level and then anything could have happened.”

When Jordan won the title last year he fought his way back from 0-2 down in the final and this year it looked as though he might once again come from behind. He pulled a game

Next month attention will switch to the club’s annual Over 35 tournament for the Jeff Morris memorial trophy for which Jordan, who will be eligible to enter for the first time, will be one of the favourites.

Friday 8 November - 10:30am - Overstrand to

Printed copies of the full Fit Together programme are available at Cromer Tourist Information Centre

flat walk (except steps at beginning and end) with field edges, woodland paths, farm tracks and concrete surfaces. This walk has steps on and off the old railway line. Meet at the Weavers Way free CP, Felmingham – off the B1145 North Walsham/Aylsham Rd follow the sign ½ mile down Church Rd (OS Grid TG251286).

Northrepps Walk from Sea Marge Hotel – Grade 3 – Approx 2½miles. A walk to the outskirts of Northrepps and back on roads, gravel, dirt and grass paths. One steep incline. Meet at the Sea Marge rear CP, 16 High Street, Overstrand, NR27 0AB.

Win with the Cromer Times & Mackenzie Hotels 2 main courses from their ‘2 for menu’ and a hot drink of your choice for 2 Re-arrange these letters ... Repaid Frisky Owls. Clue: See one of these in November for sure

Closing date November 30th ... Email your answer to:, or write to "November Lunch" c/o Links Links Country Park Hotel, West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9QH.

The first correct answer drawn at random by the Links will win lunch for two at any of the three Mackenzie Hotels. Rules - Free to enter. One entry only per household, entrants must be over 18. The winner will be published in the next available Cromer Times after the draw. No cash alternative. Mackenzie’s decision is final.


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