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Issue no 577 9th November 2019

Friends of Cromer Museum

The second speaker in our current season of talks was Nigel Lloyd who is a trustee of the North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust. The aim of the trust is to re-open the whole length of the canal and the talk covered not only the history of the canal but also the work of the trust today.

Work started on the canal in 1825 and the aim was to connect the mills on the canal to the River Ant thereby allowing access to Great Yarmouth via the River Bure.

Continued on page 4...

Celebrate Christmas in sttyyl y e... Some of the restoration work being undertaken recently

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Both Cromer Lifeboats launched to report of person in water

Continued from front cover... Wherries were used to transport goods in both directions. Hopes that the coal trade would provide the main source of income did not materialise and it was mainly agricultural produce that was carried. Tonnage rates varied depending on the cargo. Wines and spirits were the most expensive items to transport. At its height the canal carried over 12,000 tons of cargo a year.

Cromer RNLI was asked to launch both lifeboats on 24 October to reports of a person in the water off the pier. They were asked to conduct a search in Photo: Paul Russell the vicinity of the pier and surrounds. Cromerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relief all weather lifeboat â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;RNLB Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and inshore D class â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;George and Murielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; were soon at the scene.

The coming of the railways to the area in the 1870s and 1880s saw a reduction in canal traffic but the canal was in use until 1934 when the motor powered wherry â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ella IIâ&#x20AC;? carried the last cargo of barley down to Great Yarmouth. The canal had been a tourist attraction since the 1870s. Five wherries were fitted out to take tourists and for an extra 15 shillings a week it was possible to have a piano on board. The canal became such a tourist attraction that canal watchers were given their own name â&#x20AC;&#x201C; gongooziers would you believe!

After a thorough search, nothing was found and both boats were stood down and returned to their respective boathouses.

By the 1950s the canal was used very little and large sections were drained or simply silted up. The canal trust is focusing on opening up the upper section of the canal. Restoration work between Antingham and Ebridge Lock is ongoing and 30,000 bricks A wherry using the canal in the 19th century have been used to reinstate Bacton Lock. European Union money has helped to restore the gates at Ebridge Lock. The trust has equipment to help maintain the sections already cleared but more money and above all volunteers are needed to keep the work going. Anyone interested in the work of the canal can take a boat trip from Ebridge Mill every Sunday at 2 pm to see what progress has been made. The cost is ÂŁ5.

Sheringham and District Philatelic Society

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

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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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.

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SEASONAL SPECTACULAR EXHIBITION St Margaret’s Church, Church Road, Thorpe Market, NR11 8UA FRIDAY 15 TO SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2019

Three local artists will be holding a Seasonal Spectacular Exhibition and Sale of Work in the very pretty (and warm!) St Margaret’s church, Church Road, Thorpe Market, NR11 8UA. A wide selection of used books will be for sale, as well as teas and delicious homemade cakes. Entrance and parking are free, the Exhibition is wheelchair accessible and dog friendly and we now have credit card facilities. Opening hours 11am – 4pm Friday 15th and Saturday 16th, 12noon to 4pm on Monday 17th.

Glass Artist Terrie creates an exciting range of handmade kiln-fired glass items, ranging from beautiful Murano glass necklace pendants with shimmering dichroic inserts to Christmas decorations, ornamental items, landscape and seascape panels. These beautiful, affordable creations are totally unique to Terrie, so make really special gifts.

ROSALIE OSBORNE GIBB Rosalie will be exhibiting an exciting new collection of artwork, covering many diverse subjects. Signed Limited Edition prints plus mugs, coasters and a wide range of greetings cards including Christmas cards featuring Rosalie’s artwork, will also be available. Rosalie will also have a ‘Make Way’ Sale of selected Limited Edition Prints and cards (make way for some more!) A piece of original artwork would make a lovely gift.


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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 Christmas Fayre All Saints Church Upper Sheringham on Wednesday 13 November 10.30am to 1.30pm - free admission. Stalls and refreshments Commemorate Armistice day with an illustrated talk by Neil Storey entitled 'Norfolk in the first World

War' on Saturday 16 November at 7pm in the Buffet at NNR's Sheringham Station. NR26 8RA. . Tickets cost £7 and booking is essential. Tickets are on sale in NNR shop at Sheringham station open from 10am till 4pm. All enquiries 01263 820800.

'Made in Norfolk' Craft Event on Saturday 16 November at Coronation Hall and All Saints Community Rooms, 26 Cromer Road, Mundesley NR11 8BE 10am - 4pm. Free entry and parking. Over 35 stalls in both venues. Snack Bar with hot and cold snacks. We support the East Anglia Air Ambulance

Norfolk Wildlife Trust North Norfolk Group ‘Managing for Woodlark, Stone Curlew and Wider Biodiversity in Breckland’, an illustrated talk by Robert Hawkes on Thursday 21 November at Cley Village Hall at 7.30pm £2 members, £3 nonmembers - including refreshments. No need to book, just come along

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

Creative Christmas Fair at Weybourne Village Hall on Saturday 16 November 10am - 3pm – lovely things to buy, gifts, goodies for Christmas, refreshments and oldtime American folk music. In aid of Yarmouth Greyhound Homefinders (charity no 1172132)

Wednesday 20 November 10.30am Extended Lecture Course Shakelton’s Way by Stephen Scott Fawcett at Suffield Park Bowls Club. For further details contact Stella Evans 01263 514314

Wednesday 27 November 7pm Recorded Music Evening Tastes of Scotland by Genny & William Bestelink at Suffield Park Bowls Club. For futher details contact William Bestelink 01263 514045

Thorpe Market Church Christmas Fair

A truly local event will take place at Thorpe Market Church on Sunday 24 November 10am – 2pm.

We will be holding our first Christmas Fair – come along and find that gift that’s eluded you so far.

Most of our stallholders are makers from in and around the village. They will offer a variety of unique gifts including, fabrics, glass, bee products and woven willow pieces. Mince pies & mulled wine will aid you in deciding on your purchases and there is plenty of car parking too.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to St Margaret’s.



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Revised Plans for Holt Railway Station

Back in 2015 a group was established at the request of the Board to examine how the Holt site should be developed to complete the original vision of a country goods yard first planned way back in 2004.

The design was presented to the Feb 2017 Members’ Forum at The Links and was well received; however, the price tag was expected to be in the region of £3m or so including all the surrounding street works. Back then there was a realistic prospect of obtaining a majority grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund given its museum and educational purpose. However, all that changed in 2018 when the HLF changed their policy on grants and ceased to make large sums available. This led the Board to reappraise what we can do and at the meeting in September they approved a ‘bronze’ scheme for Holt rather than the original ‘gold’ scheme.

So, what exactly is ‘bronze’? It is a scheme that delivers virtually the same output for visitors as the original big scheme but not inside a large B&Q style shed, so it can be built incrementally as funds are available. The original scheme would have required a significant lump of cash even to erect the



basic building as there are many competing demands on the railway’s finances!

The first part will be arrival of Reedham Jn signal box in late February. This is still subject to confirming planning permission with NNDC, but we aren’t expecting any push back as discussions first took place 2 years ago (but we must never assume anything until we have it writing!). The top half will arrive, be repaired and then be erected onto a new concrete foundation. Eventually it will become a “have a go” simulator where visitors can try their hand at signalling. This will then be joined by a range of other buildings and we are scouring the county for abandoned pw huts that we could dismantle and move to Holt and re-erect next to the box. So, over a period of time the yard area will be filled by a range of buildings that allows us to demonstrate all the aspects of railway working. There will need to be a new buffet building and replacement for the institute and the railway cottage will move down from the gate. (This in turn will eventually allow the buffer stops of the headshunt to be pushed back towards to road to give us a longer platform 2).Regrettably this has meant that we have not been able to renew the model engineer’s lease that falls due in January and they have to find a new home.

We are also planning to build a superior children’s play area in 2020 between the

turntable and the goods shed.

And finally, the turntable – the Board took the decision to decline the offer from another railway to buy it and are looking at installation in the corner of the field behind the water tower subject to a land agreement. This is very much work in progress but is at least moving ahead at last.

The Mayor of Cromer Councillor Richard Leeds invites you and your guests to a

3pm Sunday 1st December Cromer Parish Church

Retiring collection for the Mayor’s charity For more information RSVP Cromer Town Council by November 17th 01263 512254 or email deputy@cromer-tc.gov.uk



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Cromer farmer’s legacy - Cromer Hospital receives over £1million

What’s On... RADIO FUN

Thu 14 Nov - Sat 16 Nov The Little Theatre Players

Come and enjoy this original comedy revue, performed in the finest traditions of classic BBC radio shows.

Moss & Robina's African Adventure Sun 17 Nov

Moss Taylor and Robina Churchyard have made many visits to Africa over the last 30 years to photograph the magnificent mammals and birds of this fascinating continent. The talk is illustrated with their own photographs taken on the trip.

AMAZING MYSTERIES Thu 14 Nov - Sat 16 Nov

Witness some of the inexplicable curiosities that astounded Victorian audiences as Chris takes a light-hearted journey through the unusual and bizarre phenomena that helped define an era.


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The generosity of a Norfolk farmer is set to improve health services in North Norfolk after Cromer Hospital received one of its biggest ever donations. The family of Douglas de Bootman have presented a cheque of more than £1m to the N&N Hospitals Charity after the retired farmer left the proceeds of his estate to Cromer Hospital in his will. Mr de Bootman spent his life farming at Pentney, near Swaffham, before retiring and buying Church Farm in Thursford with his wife Janet. After Janet died of cancer in 2010, Mr de Bootman continDouglas de Bootman ued to live in Thursford and spent much of his time looking after the grounds of his farm and discovered his love of painting. The 88-year-old died in March 2018 following a short illness. His niece Karen Ballard, from King’s Lynn, said her uncle liked helping others and Mr de Bootman revealed to her a week before his death that he was leaving his legacy to benefit Cromer Hospital. “He was very active in his retirement up until three or four weeks before he died. He had quite a lot of land and used to get up early in the mornings and spent his time taking care of the grounds: cutting the grass, pruning the trees, chopping wood etc. He was very skilled at carpentry, welding, and agricultural engineering. He loved being outside with his Labrador and in his retirement took up painting, which it seems he had a natural skill.” “He was such a quiet, sensitive gentleman. He and Janet Cancer manager Matt Keeling, Sister in Law enjoyed a few holidays in Scotland. My uncle liked a Pat De Bootman, Niece Karen Ballard and quiet life, in Thursford he had a few elderly neighbours Matron Anita Martins who he liked to help and vice versa. “We are happy that the money is going to the new cancer unit at Cromer Hospital as cancer affects so many people in many ways.” The sale of Mr de Bootman’s estate has resulted in Cromer Hospital receiving £1,078,519.30. The Trust is currently working with Macmillan Cancer Support to create a state-of-the-art cancer care and support centre, which will increase chemotherapy and treatment space at Cromer Hospital. Louise Cook, Head of Fundraising for the N&N Hospitals Charity, said: “We are overwhelmed by this incredibly generous donation, which will make a significant difference to thousands of patients in North Norfolk. “Mr de Bootman’s legacy will undoubtedly help improve the facilities and services at the hospital and will be felt by patients, staff and visitors for many years to come.”

Cantamus Community Choir back with their very popular candlelit concerts

These concerts are performed in the candlelit atmosphere of Thorpe Market Church and West Runton Church. A truly magical experience to get you in the right festive mood for Christmas. We will be performing a Mass in G minor by MarcAntoine Charpentier interspersed with Carols from mediaeval Spain, late18th century America, and 21st century England, as well as popular congregational carols. This is a community choir with members coming from a number of local parishes. If you would like to join the choir, we meet on Thursday's at Thorpe Market Church for rehearsals at 7.30pm. No audition required. Conducted by Philip Adams with piano accompaniment by Michael Finnissy, the concerts will take place on Friday 6 December at 7pm at Thorpe Market Church, NR11 8UA and on Saturday 7 December at 7pm at West Runton Church, NR28 0PS. £10 entry on door or £8 in advance, licensed bar, 01263 833847.



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Super Ceilidh Supper in Cromer

Friends of North Lodge Park to get the Town dancing

Do you know your Dashing White Sergeant from your Flying Scotsman? “No, neither do I”, says Emma Dale who is organising the ceilidh for the Friends of North Lodge Park, “but there will be an expert on hand to help us through the do-si-dos, baskets and reels”. This ceilidh, or barn dance will be led by an expert in Scottish reels and a dab hand at leading people through the dances.

There’s no better way to enjoy time with your friends and family than by spending a night dancing away together. This event will be a lot of fun and is definitely not one to be missed.

All are welcome to this fun event on Friday 15 November at 7pm in the Parish Hall, Cromer. All the dances will be taught and nothing is compulsory (except having fun). “We’ll pause half way through the evening to allow people to catch their breath and talk about how well they are doing over a two course supper”, Emma adds, “it’s all in aid of the project to replace the inaccessible bridge in the park with a new playful connection, so even if you can’t dance come along and join the fun for a good cause.”

for a Ceilidh and supper.

Tickets only £15 available online northlodgepark.org.uk and Merchants’ Place. All profits to the Playful Connection project in North Lodge Park.

Come on, mosey on over to the Parish Hall on 15 November and join us

Pleasaunce Work Party Day

Macmillan Cancer Support

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).

WE'VE MOVED! Our monthly Macmillan Neighbour Cancer Support Drop-in Centre in Overstrand has changed venue.

Come join us on every third Thursday in the month, starting on Thursday 21 November, 2pm - 4pm for cancer support and information at Overstrand Sports Ground, High Street, Overstrand, NR27 0AB Everyone welcome - free refreshments!

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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 teazle1@btinternet.com. 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 sccssec@gmail.com or check website for details www.sheringhamandcromerchoral.co.uk. 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 www.suffieldparkbowls.club 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 www.suffieldparkbowls.club 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)@gmail.com or cardanih@gmail.com 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 www.roughtonunder5s.co.uk 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: tina@playingforcake.uk 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 www.whiteagle.org 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)@gmail.com or cardanih@gmail.com 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 erpinghamleisurehub@gmail.com 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: erpinghamleisurehub@gmail.com 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 dsr@drafer1.plus.com 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 www.armycadet.co.uk 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 www.rockthelobster.com or Malcolm on 01263 514883 or at malcypoos@msn.com 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 sheringhamquilter@gmail.com 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 davidowen364@btinternet.com 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 maxine@john-lewis.com 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 brihaz72@gmail.com 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 www.syho.org. 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 http://www.playingforcake.uk/events 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 tina@playingforcake.uk 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 https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/information-for-parents/register-your-daughter/ 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 nnas.org 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 Sheringhamarthritiscaresg@gmail.com 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

Cromer Times Issue 577 9th November 2019

The Outcome of 4by6 Secret Postcard Auction

Between 18 and 20 October Thorpe Market Church held a successful fundraising exhibition and auction of postcard-sized original artwork, donated by professional and amateur artists from across Norfolk and beyond.

A number of valuable artworks were donated including a handful of work by budding artists from Happisburgh School.

With thanks to the generosity of all the artists submitting, we raised a total amount of £1125.80 towards the cost of new exhibition facilities for the church. A fantastic achievement! We would also like to thank the many volunteers who helped hang the exhibition, bake cakes and invigilate over the three days. Much fun was had by all those who took part, bidding on multiple items or outbidding each other for firm favourites.

We still have lots of beautiful postcards remaining so have decided to exhibit them during our popular Snowdrop Sunday events in February 2020 for a flat rate to purchase on the day and take home. We would welcome NEW postcard submissions from artists who wish to take part for the February 2020 exhibition. The same terms apply, as long as the artwork is 6by4 inches we accept any 2 or 3 dimensional medium and any theme, whether it is figurative, abstract or conceptual. Sculptural pieces can be exhibited on plinths.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS will be 31 January 2020.

If you missed out the first time this is your chance to showcase your works of art and have them purchased by collectors. The funds raised will benefit all local artists wishing to use the exhibition facilities at the church.

Up to three postcards can be posted to Katayoun Dowlatshahi, Coach House Barn, North Walsham Road, Northrepps, Norfolk, NR27 9LF. Please ensure your full name is on the BACK of the postcard with your contact details. For further information please email katayounpd@gmail.com

Aylsham Singers Victorian Christmas The Aylsham Singers have been busy rehearsing for a Victorian-themed Christmas Concert.

This concert is being held in Aylsham Town Hall, from 7.30pm on Saturday 30 November (the day after Aylsham Christmas Lights Switch-On). Advance tickets (£8) can be purchased from JB Postle & Son Ltd, Market Place, Aylsham. Tickets may also be available on the door.

The choir is always pleased to hear from enthusiastic local singers who would like to rehearse on Wednesday evenings. Find out more from www.aylshamsingers.co.uk or telephone 01263 731170. Some of the Aylsham Singers preparing for their Victorian-themed Christmas Concert L to R: Angela Layt, Csongor, Papp Bernie Witcomb & Sue Jay


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Medieval Marriage

by Miranda Marshall, Director, Hayes + Storr

‘The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there’; so said L P Hartley as the opening lines of his novel ‘The Go-Between’.

I recently heard a presentation which included a run-through of English marriage and divorce laws through the ages. It amused me; and thought it might amuse you. It is truly alien territory.

In the early 7th century, under the code of Ethelbert, the legal penalty, if a man ‘took a maiden by force’, was that he had to pay her guardian (not her) 50 shillings (i.e. £2.50 in decimal money), and afterwards he could buy from the guardian his consent to marry her. Presumably the former-maiden’s value would have been much diminished and it would have been an easy solution for the men. The cost of consent would be 20 shillings (£1) if she was betrothed to another man. We do not know the cost if she wasn’t betrothed. There was a 35 shilling (£1.75) refund if the woman was ‘returned’.

The Welsh laws of the same era stated that the grounds for divorce were leprosy, impotence and bad breath (only one of the three was necessary). There was recognition too of the ‘seven year itch’. On divorce after seven years the money in the marriage was split equally. Before the 7 years the division depended on the woman’s status by birth

(regardless of the actual size of the common pool of matrimonial property). This presumably meant it was financially risky for a man to marry a posh but poor young woman – much better for him to find a rich but vulgar girl!

Before the arrival of the Normans, if a woman found her husband with another woman, she was entitled to payment of six score pence (about 46p, I calculate) the first time; £1 the second time; and, on the third time she was entitled to divorce him. If a husband kept a concubine, his wife was allowed to punch her.

After the Norman invasion things got worse.

Under the French invaders, a wife became a ‘sort of infant’ and her legal identity ceased to exist. A husband and wife on marriage became one person and the wife’s property was surrendered to the husband. This included her clothes; and so, the husband would usually give his wife her clothes by his Will; otherwise, presumably, if he died, she would quite literally walk away naked.

Many of Jane Austen’s novels turn on the importance of marriage to save the family fortunes. Land and real property passed down the male blood-line, so that a widow and daughters would be left destitute without a living male protector. This explains Mrs Bennet’s desperation to hunt down husbands

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for her five daughters in ‘Pride and Prejudice’. True love didn’t come into it.

And so the matrimonial property dark ages continued until the Victorians introduced the Married Women’s Property Acts. There were four of these from 1870 to 1907 and the final one, shockingly, was as late as 1964. Women became legal entities in their own right, could keep their earnings and own property.

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Laser, Skin and Vein Care is all year round, not just for Christmas

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Now is the best time to start your skin care programme and do some treatments to reverse summer related skin changes. Our emphasis is to provide the full range of services for protection, prevention and restoration of skin health. We are proud to offer all these services under one roof. We have a full range of dermatological laserstwenty-three in total and these can work wonders for your skin.

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In a nutshell you start at the base and progress up the pyramid if and when required. Of course if you have already had some sun damage, acne scarring or skin sagging and/or volume loss you can add higher-level treatments at the start.

What about changes below the skin? Research shows that age related changes are not just confined to our skin. We need to replace lost volume by use of dermal fillers or fat. These provide beautiful and natural results with none to minimal recovery time or risks. We can now take fat from body areas where we dislike it and inject it where we would prefer to have it. We can now carry out liposuction and fat transfer treatments under pure local anaesthesia.

What if I feel I have very advanced changes and need something more drastic? We do offer surgical options such as eyelid surgery, face and neck lifts, liposuction, and modified tummy tucks etc.

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Nick adds Dame role to directing for milestone panto Panto dame Sarah the Cook has a three-course role at a Norfolk seaside theatre as it marks a special milestone. a panto show,” he explained.

“When I was at drama school agents would be surprised when they were trying to get me Shakespeare roles, and I was asking about pantos.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said: “Nick has been a popular and key member of the summer and panto teams so having him play the dame this year seemed a great way of marking our 10th anniversary. It should be great fun.”

Nick Earnshaw who is dame, director and writer of Sheringham’s next panto Dick Whittington outside the Little Theatre

Sheringham Little Theatre has been staging its own in-house professional pantos for a decade.

And to celebrate, Nick Earnshaw, the man who has directed five of them, is putting on his frock and make-up in a return to the stage as the dame - as well as being director and writer – for the ‘Dick Whittington and His Cat’ show from 7th December to 1st January.

Nick was ugly sister Pearl in Cinderella back in 2009 and has since made Sheringham his second home with regular involvement in the venue’s panto and summer seasons, as actor and director.

“I am really excited and it’s a dream come true to be dame here,” said he 37-year-old self-confessed panto addict who has previously played the Sarah role at Sheffield.

“As a child I obsessed with panto. I used to love watching the, but also taping Top of the Pops tunes and working out how to work them into

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Nick Earnshaw as dame Sara the Cook is tempted by the scones while getting some lessons from Little Theatre kitchen manager Pam Long

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Cromer Times Issue 577 9th November 2019

North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

Among the recent departures from our care was a young cat called Olga. Although she arrived at 6 weeks old, the ideal age for kittens from outside situations to come into care, she had taken a long time to adjust and to learn to trust us. When her new owners contacted us offering to give her a home, we explained that she was still very timid with strangers and although we knew that she would be happy in a home eventually, it would take time and patience for this to happen. Fortunately, they were prepared to let her take all the time she needed to adjust even before they went to see her. Asked for advice as to the best way to introduce her to their home her carer suggested that when Olga arrived, they should confine her to one room with her litter tray, food and water and gradually introduce her to the rest of the house. Unfortunately, the door to the room was left open by mistake so Olga was able to get into the other rooms and went into hiding. Although it took a little time for them to locate her, her new family were not concerned by this set back and just moved everything into the room in which she was hiding. Having set up cameras in their home they knew that she was coming out as soon as they went to bed, to eat and use her litter tray. They were even aware that she visited their bedroom during the night. Within a very short time we received good news in the form of a video of this dear little cat, sitting on a chair, looking around her new home and also doing a spot of grooming. Although still not a lap cat she will now climb over her new owners’ laps and also sleeps under their bed. Her new family are very happy with their new companion and we are very pleased that they were patient and let her decide when she was ready to trust them. One very good result and one happy little cat.

one was discovered on the other side of his tongue when he went for his second vaccination and although he received treatment to resolve the problem, it has not improved. Biopsies have been taken and investigations are ongoing by Toby at Westover. We are keeping in touch with Bassanio’s new family Peggy, one of the older kittens at present in and are hoping that the care results of the latest tests will identify the problem and the treatment needed to resolve it.

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 number is for vouchers only 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 www.northwalsham.cats.org.uk 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.

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Another recent departure from our care, a little cat we called Bassanio, has had health problems since leaving us. He was one of the kittens that came in with cat flu and then had an ulcer appear on his tongue while in care. This had cleared up before he left us but, unfortunately, another

On Monday 14 October baby hoglet Thimble arrived at only 20 gms, less than 2 weeks old with eyes still closed. I had to start by syringe feeding him approximately every two to three hours.

Now, two weeks on, his eyes are open and his teeth are coming through so he now has one feed in the morning and one at night. It is much too late for hoglets being born so he is a very lucky hoglet to be found.

Exciting news! Charlies Helpline for Hedgehogs has been set up. If you find a hedgehog in trouble or want advice about one, you can ring 07835 498970 and your nearest carer will be contacted, so please make a note of this number.

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Cromer Times Issue 577 9th November 2019

Star comedy writer behind stage “radio” show

Classic comedy is being re-tuned to raise funds for Sheringham Little Theatre.

Radio Fun is a revue show of sketches, songs, “awful jokes and daft poems” done in the style of a live broadcast BBC radio show.

It is penned by a double act of renowned television writers, one of whom now lives in north Norfolk, who have created comic lines for stars ranging from Russ Abbott and Kenny Everett to Cannon and Ball and Frankie Howerd.

Paul Minett, from Aylsham, and Brian Leveson from Edgware met as advertising colleagues in London. They wrote comedy sketches for charity events as a hobby in the 1980s, before it became their profession.

Paul explained: “When I worked at EMI records my boss knew we wrote for fun and asked us to write the lyrics for a comedy mother in law song for Les Dawson, which never happened, but we did do a rock and roll one for Russ Abbot in 1981.”

That led to writing sketches too – for acts including The Two Ronnies, Brian Conley and Bobby Davro, as well as TV sitcoms such as Up Pompeii, and My Family and screenplays for films including The Booze Cruise which starred Martin Clunes.

He added: “When I moved to Norfolk four years ago I wanted to get involved in amateur dramatics, having done it for 30 years in Kent, so I played dad Arthur in the Winslow Boy at Sheringham Little Theatre this year.

“Brian and I had already written our Radio Fun review show for charity in Orpington – so when there was talk of a show for the Little Theatre, we thought this would be ideal,” said Paul.

The show, featuring music, sound effects and audience interaction, will be performed by a 16-strong cast from the Little Theatre Players, on 14 – 16 November at 7.30pm nightly.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said: “This

Cromer Flower Club

Our October meeting was a change from the normal, we had a fun evening with 6 demonstrators, all committee members and friends. First up was Gill Breeze who did exceptionally well as she had only moved house three days previously. Her arrangement was in a basket with lots of garden greenery with red, orange and yellow gerberas, roses, alstoemerias, pom pom dahlias and in contrast purple chrysanthemums. Then Christine Warsop produced a wastepaper basket and put an ice cream sundae on the top. The ice cream was represented by chocia, pittosporum, hydrangea heads, white chrysanthemums and daisies, pink roses and finished off with a stick flake.

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The vote of thanks was given by Noreen Hawes. Our monthly competition was ‘Surprise Surprise’ and the winner as voted by the club members was Alison Morri, a first time entrant. Here theme was Halloween she used dark poppy seed heads alstoemerias and kinder eggs! Next month we meet at 7.20pm on 18 November in the Junior School to hear Ann Bridge talk on a ‘Sniff of Colour’. Don’t forget to bring your Christmas wrapped chocolates for Halsey House.

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We finished with two Halloween designs Val Kirkwood’s was made using black oasis in an bright orange vase. In this she inserted dark red foliage including canna lilly leaves and then the seed head was placed in the centre. Val used a lovely selection of orange gerberas, roses and chrysanthemums around the seed head. To complete the stunning design she wrapped the vase in orange organza, placed gourds at the front and popped in a white twig with cobwebs and bats. Last, but certainly not least Liz Crane gave us an arrangement in a pumpkin using contorted hazel



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will be a brilliant show for anyone who loves a good laugh – and to have such a talented writing team behind it, combined with the cream of local actors, raising funds for the theatre has already put a big smile on our face.”

with catkins, lime green chocia, hellebore leaves, eunomius, dried grasses and hypericum berries. The flowers were cream alstoemerias,, cream gerberas, yellow roses and green chrysanthemums.

Third in line was our President Olga Bryant her design was in a shallow basket using beautiful colours. It was filled with contorted hazel, antirrhinums, pink roses, lime green foliage and deeper pink roses, purple alstoemerias, snowberry, hydrangea heads and bright red spindle. Jenny Pawson made a charming arrangement called Shades of Autumn. In a brown ceramic bowl she placed greenery including fatshedera, hebe and ivy. Twigs of twisted willow were in the centre and surrounded by poppy seed heads, bright orange gerberas, red roses and burgundy chrysanthemums.


Tuning in – Amanda Howell, Libby Henshaw, Nona Gray and Sarah Westlake rehearse the Radio Fun show





Cromer Times Issue 577 9th November 2019

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.

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.

Tricky Period Service – Cromer Library provides free sanitary products for people in need – no questions asked just help yourself from the display.

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

THE KITCHEN REFURBISHMENT SPECIALISTS Replacement doors & drawer fronts Non-standard door sizes our speciality New worktops Made to measure units colour co-ordinated Sinks & Taps replaced

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.

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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.

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Cromer Times Issue 577 9th November 2019

A Very Special Supper

In our culture of excess, we could be forgiven for thinking that more is more; in fact, it is very much the case that smaller portions, and better quality, are far better for health long term. The habit of indulging in the ‘buy one get one free’ trap is not a blessing.

Fish is not the cheapest ingredient to purchase, but just like meat we should be considering where we buy it, and not just how much can we get. I get my fish from fishmongers locally with good reputations for the best and freshest fish for 2 reasons; I like the personal interaction you get on the High Street, and I like to support local independent businesses. Our buying choices are powerful, and we should use them responsibly if we want to retain our wonderfully diverse High Street.

We are blessed in Holt with 2 fresh fishmongers that I definitely don’t want to lose! This is a meal we have once in a while as a special treat. It’s not going to break the bank, but is certainly more than the average weekly meal. Incidentally, fish cooked this way is literally one of the easiest and quickest meals to do; no slaving over a hot stove for hours!

It’s also a really impressive meal, with delicate flavours, fresh ingredients and great presentation, and great special occasion or dinner party dish. The trick is not to overcook. Trust the timing, and all will be well! This is also a guilt free way to enjoy chips, counting as one of your 5 a day, with all the indulgence of fries and none of the worry.

Push the boat out and serve with a beautiful crisp white wine – my favourite at the moment is Adnams White Burgundy, one of their bestsellers.

Pan Fried Sea Bass with Sweet Potato and Celeriac Chips and Long-Stemmed Broccoli Sea Bass Fillets (1 per person)

½ celeriac, peeled and cut into thin fries 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into thin fries Long stemmed broccoli (3-4 florets each) Splash olive oil Lemon pepper Fresh dill, chopped Coarse sea salt ½ lemon Knob of butter

preheated hot oven (around 190°) for about 30 – 40 mins, checking that they don’t catch and turning halfway through. Meanwhile, steam your broccoli towards the end of the chips cooking – it will need about 10 mins maximum. Prepare your large frying pan for cooking the fish, by swirling a splash of olive oil in the bottom, and adding a handful of chopped dill and some lemon pepper. Once everything else is cooked, heat the pan and add in the fish skin side down. Time it, and cook for 4 minutes, then add in a knob of butter and squeeze in the lemon juice, and carefully flip the fish over. Almost immediately turn off the heat, and leave it for 1 minute, then flip back and serve, spooning over a little of the juice onto the fish.

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I hear the waves which break upon the shore The gulls emit their loud and raucous cry But they are not visible on this November day As the mist rolls in, soaking all, masking sea and sky

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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.

This week’s wordsearch theme is ‘Bonfire Night and Halloween’. Between FOUR and TWELVE letters. There are sixteen words in this issue’s CHRONICLE WORDSEARCH. How many can you find?












NUMBER CRUNCHER 18 6 10 9 1 2 = 10


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.

The Last Issue’s Answers

The FOUR YELLOW SQUARES in the SUDOKU were 5 2 4 8 The FALLEN PUZZLE answers were:



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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Cromer Times Issue 577 9th November 2019

Are you dreaming of a Green Christmas?

Ethical shopping is becoming an increasingly hot topic and with Christmas just around the corner local retailers are looking for ways to meet the demand for affordable products that don’t cost the earth, or leave buyers regretting their choices.

A reduced carbon footprint is just one of the benefits of shopping locally; money spent with local independent retailers is more likely to stay in the local area and will help to support your community. Research on spending by local authorities shows that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business 63p stayed in the local economy, compared to 40p with a larger business.

Six local artisans have taken on the challenge of tempting local shoppers at Christmas with a pop-up shop at Wroxham Barns from 3 to 8 December this year.

The women behind the shop have worked together before as part of the North Norfolk Art Trail, and you may be familiar with their work from local galleries and craft fairs but this year they challenged themselves to come up with a range of unique Christmas gifts which showcase some of the best local craftsmanship. Visitors can choose from fused glass, hand bound books, handmade smocks, ceramics and art, along with cards, gift wrap and Christmas decorations.

The shop will offer a warm welcome to anyone looking for a truly thoughtful gift. Each day the shop will be staffed by several of the people who made the items, and if you have your own ideas you may be able to commission something in time for the big day.

The group are keen to build on the success of the Art Trail which started in 2017 as part of

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the Norfolk Open Studios, and if the shop is successful, they hope to look for more opportunities to work together locally. If you want to hear more about the Art Trail, the Pop-up shop and other news you can follow the group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/northnorfolkarttrail

Templewood also has a tennis court and a ‘reflecting’ pool, so in its setting of woodland, it is rather more than just a bungalow.

At our October meeting, our speaker was Eddie Anderson. He gave us an informative yet interesting talk entitled Templewood, his charming and unusual home situated between Northrepps and Southrepps.

Paul Paget, a successful London architect had it built to his own specification as a kind of weekend retreat and Templewood’s owner is now Eddie Anderson.

Its interior is also uniquely distinctive, as it has one large central room, and other smaller rooms surrounding it. The main room also has another notable feature - an ornately painted ceiling. The original aim was for the building to last for 50 years, but happily it is still going strong 81 years later.

He set the scene by giving personal insights into the surrounding area, as well as some of the history of several large country houses owned by some of his ancestors. These were wealthy and influential people.

Templewood was built as a ‘shooting box’ in 1938 at a cost of £8,000. Our speaker referred to it as a 1930’s bungalow, though it still has many unusual features, such as four imposing columns and ten statuesque figures of Greek gods.

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Dancing the Tango â&#x20AC;&#x201C; It Takes Two

Tony Stace and Andrew Nix are two of the most talented organists and funny guys you could find anywhere, but when you get them together - well, fasten your seatbelts, you are in for a riotous evening!

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This special, last of the year Briston Organ Show is already booking up fast, because canny live music enthusiasts know a good thing when they see it!

The show is at the Copeman Centre, Hall Street, Briston NR24 2LG, on Friday 15 November starting at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) - advance booking is now essential for our shows as they are proving so popular. Tickets for this double bill extravaganza are just ÂŁ10 each, and you can book your now by telephoning Carol on 01263 860844 - and we can take credit or debit cards too.

Our venue is warm and comfortable, and has wide level access ideal for disabled music lovers, as well as plentiful car parking right outside the door. Come and join us for this wonderful show - we look forward to seeing you! Proceeds will benefit the Copeman Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraising, and the amazing ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital.


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My ability grew, Helped by the steps that she knew, But felt loose when the rhythm took hold. She drew near without haste I encircled her waist And remembered the tips Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been told. We advanced with precision, Each turn a decision, In sequence we traversed the floor. Her compassionate air And professional flair, Were the like I had not seen before.

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We shared tension and fun Once the dance had begun, Now the music had found the last bar. I was flushed in the face, She showed laudable grace, I said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thank you, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve danced with a Star!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Cromer Times Issue 577 9th November 2019

David Brooks

Readers Write ...

Dear Margaret,

We would like to thank our wonderful family for the fantastic weekend of our Golden Wedding, 4 – 7 October.

All letters must be supplied with name and full address (full address will not be published). Anonymous letters will not be published. Comments, views and opinions in readers letters are not necessarily shared by the editors or the publisher and we reserve the right to edit or not publish.

After lunch at The Dormy on Friday we were taken to ‘Tern’ accommodation on the Kelling Lowes Estate where we stayed with our son and his family and our eldest daughter and her partner. In the evening we found out that the adjoining property ‘Plover’ had been booked for our other daughter and family.

Dear Margaret,

On behalf of Roughton & District WI, I would be most grateful if you inform your readers that our Fun Quiz and Cream Tea fundraising event on Saturday 26 October raised the amazing total of £900 for the new cancer unit at Cromer Hospital.

A party was held there for 31 family members on Saturday with a buffet and three tier cake!

Despite awful weather on Sunday we had another party for 36 friends and neighbours. Instead of presents £500 was collected for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

It was a great afternoon - a quiz, chocolate tombola and raffle, with a delicious cream tea half way through.

Please can you convey our thanks to everyone who supported us on this amazing fundraising afternoon.

A truly memorable weekend especially as no-one had said a word to us about the plans. It must have been the best kept secret of the year!

Jill Reedman

Yours faithfully, Trevor & Valerie Pells

Help offered for East Anglia’s war memorials

Local developer Hopkins Homes invites further applications to the Hopkins War Memorial Fund as 140 of East Anglia’s memorials are found to be in a poor or very bad condition.

conserve their memorials. So far, the fund, which is administered by War Memorials Trust, has provided grants for memorials in, amongst others, Huntingdon and Walsoken in Cambridgeshire; Sudbury, Beccles and Brandeston in Suffolk and Hanworth and Beeston next Mileham in Norfolk

In November 2017 award-winning developer Hopkins Homes announced a £10,000 per year fund to support communities seeking to repair and

War Memorials Online is seeking to create a greater understanding of the condition of war memorials across the UK. Visit the site to make sure your local memorial is listed - register to upload photographs and share condition details.

There are approximately 3,000 war memorials in East Anglia. From magnificent town memorials to simple airfield plaques, the region is dotted with reminders of its historical military connections. Whilst many are well cared for, recent research on War Memorials Online, a website which aims to record the condition of all war memorials in the UK, shows that 140 of these war memorials need extensive conservation work to preserve this vital link to the history of East Anglia.

To date, the grants distributed have ranged from £600 to over £3,000. Grant application deadlines are three times a year, those interested in applying will be asked to complete a simple pre-application form to check eligibility. To find out more about War Memorials Trust and how to apply for a grant please visit www.warmemorials.org


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A Superstar Patient!

Meet Lily! This gorgeous girl is a regular visitor to Toll Barn Vets as she suffers from the relatively rare Addison’s disease and requires regular check ups.

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Luckily for Lily the Toll Barn Vets on-site facilities meant she could relax in our hospital whilst we performed blood tests in our inhouse Laboratory, and ultrasound

scans of her heart and abdomen in our diagnostic imaging suite. These tests ruled out many of the causes of fluid accumulation but were unable to diagnose the problem. Our team then performed a CT scan using our state-of-the-art on-site CT Scanner and this revealed that poor Lily was suffering from a liver lobe torsion – a disease where one of the liver lobes twists around itself cutting off the blood flow to the affected liver lobe. Knowing this can be a lifethreatening emergency, the Toll Barn Vets team performed life-saving surgery that same evening to remove the affected live lobe

and prevent further tissue necrosis (tissue death) and toxin release.

Patients suffering from live lobe torsions are at high risk of blood clotting disorders, toxin release and changes to blood pressure and heart rhythm (arrhythmias) and the Toll Barn Vets dedicated nursing team used specialist monitoring equipment throughout her surgery and recovery. Lily has been a superstar patient and thanks to the swift actions of her owner and our team has beaten all the odds and made a full recovery. Always remember that as an owner you know your pet better than anyone and even a small change could be a sign of a significant problem, so if in any doubt contact your vet to discuss your concerns and hopefully keep your pet fit and healthy.

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Sheringham Stroke Support Group

Sheringham Stroke Support group met on Wednesday 30 October at Anchor Close Sheringham for a most interesting illustrated picture show and talk by Brian Hedge.

It was Brianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second show about Sheringham, including many unseen pictures of local fishermen, private and RNLI lifeboats and Olive Edis, the British photographer who spent her life between London and Sheringham and had a studio in South Street, Sheringham.

We saw a picture of Olive with her war chauffeur in a large car and driving her own small car. There were also photos of Sheringham Railway being built plus 28 staff who worked there, the inside of Sheringham's first hotel on the corner of Weybourne and Holt Road and pictures of the High Street and a funeral procession on foot which had to ask the Salvation Army Band to move so they could pass. Sorry I can't remember all the names of Shannocks mentioned but I can recommend this latest contribution by Brian to groups who like Sheringham history. Our previous two meetings were based on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;laughter and music and movementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The first meeting gave us an opportunity to tell stories, jokes, poetry and funny stories.

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NORTH LODGE, OVERSTRAND ROAD, CROMER, NR27 0AH Telephone 01263 512254 www.cromer-tc.gov.uk or use QR code opposite Twitter @north_lodge Facebook @CromerTown Council

Contacts: Julie Chance PSLCC, Town Clerk clerk@cromer-tc.gov.uk Janet Warner PSLCC, Deputy Clerk deputy@cromer-tc.gov.uk 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.

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 2020 & 2021. 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.



Notice is hereby given that by reason of resignations two vacancies have occurred among The Members of Cromer Town Council. Any person willing to fill these vacancies should apply to the Town Clerk in writing on or before Friday 15th November, 2019. The applicant's name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should, during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date, have resided in or within three miles of the parish or the applicant's only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish. The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

PUBLIC elections cannot be held until the year 2023 but for the interim period election to the aforesaid Council will be voted for by the present sitting number of Councillors.

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 shortly. 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.

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

CROMER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS Application forms for the Christmas Tree & Nativity Festival and also for the Christmas Market are available from the Town Clerk. There are very few spaces left for indoor trade stands but we still have some spaces left for the outdoor Christmas market.

Please email clerk@cromer-tc.gov.uk or telephone 01263 512254 for more information.

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.

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.

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

Julie Chance PSLCC Town Clerk Cromer Town Council, North Lodge, Overstrand Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 OAH. 01263 512254 clerk@cromer-tc.gov.uk




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Cromer Tides Height

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Christmas in Cromer

Decorated Christmas Tree, Wreath and Nativity Competition Cromer Parish Church 27 – 30 November from 11am until 4pm. Judging of entries on 30 November at 1pm Alternative Christmas Tree 2019 Outside Cromer Museum from 27 November. Switch on 30 November


Switch Saturday on 30 November Cromer Christmas Market and Street Entertainment from 10am – 7pm Indoor Markets Parish Hall and Parish Church from 10am until 5pm Reindeer and Donkeys at the rear of Cromer Parish Church from 11am until 4pm photos with the animals from 11.45am until 12 noon Santas’s arrival at 12 noon Santa’s Grotto Parish Hall from 12 noon until 5.30pm The Big Switch On Gather round the stage from 4.30pm and enjoy the entertainment and carol singing as we get ready for the moment the Christmas lights are switched on



Community Carol Service Cromer Parish Church 1 December at 3pm

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Cromer Marrams Bowls Club

Seeing is Believing

News from the Club House ...

‘Today watch for a miracle’ my Angel Card advised So that’s exactly what I thought I’d do. To find the wonders hiding midst the minutes and the hour And see if it’s a fact that dreams come true.

The short mat indoor sessions have begun with Philip E heading the league from James P and Bob A. Jackie P is the leading lady. The first of the monthly silver spoon challenge was won by Bob A in a very close contest with John H.

I thought I’d have to wait awhile for marvels to appear But no, within an instant they were there. Dancing round and waving, a mighty multitude Enough for everyone, and then to spare.

Members are very welcome to enjoy our clubhouse facilities during the winter. We meet for a (very!) short mat bowls session every Wednesday afternoon, 1.45pm, and meet every Friday evening from 7pm.

I simply hadn’t seen them for what they really are Nor noticed how they glinted, gleamed and shone. All the normal boring ‘stuff ’ which makes our day to day The things we never miss … until they’re gone.

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, 5th December, 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.

The seasons and the sunshine, the moon and stars, the rain, The comfort in a nice hot cup of tea. Sights and sounds and colours, a phone call from a friend It’s all in the perceiving … they are miracles to me.

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

Tricia Sturgeon, Mundesley

Ground-breaking ceremony for new Sheringham Leisure Centre Significant milestone as building work begins The ground has officially been broken to mark the beginning of construction work to build a multi-million-pound leisure centre in Sheringham, expected to be completed in summer 2021.

independence for people with a wide range of mobility difficulties.

A moving floor on the smaller pool will allow the water depth to be changed for different activities and user groups such as swimming lessons, water confidence and toddler sessions and aqua fit exercise classes. A colourful splash pad and learner pool for children to enjoy and where they can improve their confidence in the water has also been included in the design, and a range of portable, fun equipment such as inflatables will be offered during timetabled sessions.

North Norfolk District Councillors joined staff from Metnor Construction and Everyone Active to celebrate the major milestone in the development that will see the existing 31-year old ‘Splash’ replaced with a state of the art facility with lots of new features.

The new centre will include a six-lane, 25-metre pool, a 13-metre learner pool with an adjustable depth floor, fitness suite, community rooms, multi-purpose studios, a spin studio and a café. The design has been progressed with the facility’s accessibility in mind and incorporates eleven dedicated accessible car parking spaces close to the building entrance, level access into the building through the main reception, automatic entry doors within the lobby area and accessible changing rooms.

The project, which supports North Norfolk District Council’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of its residents, will ensure the provision of leisure and fitness facilities for local communities and visitors to north Norfolk is secured for the future. Splash will remain open while the new leisure centre is built on a different part of the site.

The new leisure centre is due to open for summer 2021. Working with partners including Sport England, the Council is seeking to increase participation in sport which will contribute to an improvement in social and cultural benefits. The social and fitness spaces will help put the facility at the heart of the community.

On the ground floor, a dedicated ‘Changing Places’ facility will be provided which offers more space than standard accessible changing spaces and equipment including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist. A ‘pool pod’, a type of swimming pool lift, will be available for safe and dignified entry into the swimming pool, offering greater

Cromer Fit Together Walks

If you are new to Fit Together, please arrive 20 mins early. For more information contact Eileen Harriott on 07851 774396.

Monday 11 November – 10:30am East Runton Grade 2 – Approx 2¼ miles A walk on grass and soft paths and minor roads. Meet at Village Hall, Buxton Close East Runton NR27 9PJ.

Wednesday 20 November – 1:30pm - Cromer Doctors Surgery & North Lodge Park Walk Grade 1 - Approx 1 mile. A walk on paved surfaces with gentle gradients and breath taking views. Meet at the old Cromer Doc Surgery area, 48 Overstrand Rd. Cromer, NR27 0AJ (parking along the road, wheelchair friendly but kerbs). Book on 01263 519405 by 3pm Tuesday 19 November.

Thursday 21 November - 10:30am – Felmingham/

Swanton Abbott Walk – Grade 3 – Approx. 4 miles. A walk with gentle gradients and a mixture of quiet lanes, farm tracks, field and woodland paths and Weavers Way – Meet at the Weavers Way free CP, Felmingham – off the B1145 North Walsham/ Aylsham Rd follow the sign ½ mile down Church Rd NR28 0LQ.(OS Grid TG251286).

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

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: pr@mackenziehotels.com, 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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