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Issue 429

12th July 2019

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RNLI at the Royal Norfolk Show helping to save lives

RNLI volunteers were at the Royal Norfolk Show. The Community Safety Team and RNLI Education spent two days in the Broads Village, working with the Broads Authority to inform visitors on how to stay safe near water and help others who find themselves in trouble in the water. The volunteers were talking to children, parents and RNLI Volunteers and Broads Ranger grandparents, informing them how to stay safe near water - sadly around 150 people drown each year and 50% of these had no intention to go into water when they left home. So the first message they got over was FLOAT FOR YOUR LIFE - if you fall into water, fight your instinct to swim until the cold water shock passes, float to live. If you fall unexpectedly into water: 1. Fight your instinct to thrash around 2. Lean back, extend your arms and legs 3. If you need to, gently move them around to help you float 4. Float until you can control your breathing 5. Only then call for help or swim to safety The practical part was education on using Throw Line : Dave is in trouble! He’s fallen in the water, he doesn’t have a life jacket or buoyancy aid on and he’s getting cold, can you help? Grab a throw line and see if you can HELP. With the help of RNLI volunteers and Broads Rangers they were shown what a throw bag is and how to get help by phoning 999 and asking for the Coastguard then how to use the throw bag and have a go. Throw Bags are at all Broads Authority moorings on the broads - a lot of people had seen them but didn’t know what they were for or how to use them. After their talk and practice throwing they were happy to use them and help save a life. People were very interested in the throw line, not only people who own The Holt Chronicle is published by Rose Villa Publications Ltd. boats but those who live by or near water - these people were given The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Publishers or the Editors. All material is strictly copyright and all rights reserved. Material, including information on how to obtain throw lines. This puts more aids near water letters, presented for publication may have to be edited for reasons of space. to save lives. Page setting by Isaac Cummings-Knight Robert Mann, Community Safety Officer at Happisburgh RNLI, said “It Proprietor Eric Hayton, telephone 01263 821463 was a very worthwhile two days. The number of people of all ages who email were aware of our FLOAT campaign was very pleasing and shows the message is getting out and hopefully the number of drownings will fall. The large number of people trying the throw lines who would be happy to use them to help people in trouble, will also help save lives”. Jim Page, Education Officer at Cromer RNLI said “Being able to interact with so many people was the best way to get our message over, especially Paving & Landscaping with the hot weather on its way and the likelihood of more people being near the water”. At the end of the second day the RNLI volunteers took part in the Sunset Parade in the main ring.

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Finally the sun has come out to brighten up our summer! My husband often comments to me that if only it would stay out more often no one would ever leave England for holidays as we have everything we could possibly wish for here - that’s certainly true in North Norfolk. On a highways front its been another busy period, I have been talking and working with the highways team to try and resolve some of the issues you have brought to my attention. They are currently working to repair the lights on the bypass roundabout at Holt, investigate changes to parking regulation orders to support local businesses in West Runton, and resolve line marking replacement issues that are badly impacting some local residents. These are just a few of the most recent issues I am seeking to get resolved in this area. I have also been pressing for a date for the opening of the new road to the industrial estate in Holt from the bypass, this would bring much needed safety improvements to the Hempstead road. In the last week I have received notice of proposed changes to our policing arrangements for North Norfolk from the Autumn. Following the removal of PCSO’s I am concerned that this will lead to a further increase in what are termed ‘low level’ complaints in our area mainly speeding and reports of Anti Social Behaviour. Whilst I appreciate we are still one of the safest areas of the County and Country I do not believe we should be complacent and take this for granted. I have spoken with Sir Norman, and he and I are seeking a meeting with the Chief Constable for Norfolk to raise our concerns directly with him at the earliest opportunity. We are lucky that we still have a fantastic team of dedicated frontline officers in our area, but they need the support and backup of their senior team. As always if I can be of help or assistance with the issues discussed above or any other please do not hesitate to contact me. Wishing you a lovely summer.


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News from The Holt Community Centre

July is turning out to be such an exciting month for us at the Community Centre, with most of the painting underway now, and massive thanks to Keith Heywood and Rob Berning for providing their professional expertise and working so hard, free of charge, to transform our Bar and Lounge, and what a transformation! Enormous thanks also to our dedicated team of volunteers who turn up at all hours of the day and night to wield brush and roller – we are so blessed to have such support from our amazing volunteers. Our beautiful new flooring has now been laid throughout the Centre, transforming the look entirely. This has only been possible thanks to the extraordinary support and generosity of Colin at Bespoke Flooring of Holt, who has demonstrated the power of Community and collaboration by sponsoring our new flooring with an incredibly generous deal, and enabled us to update our interior. We are so grateful for his support, and the support of others in the business community who are working alongside us to reinvigorate the Community Centre, for the good of the whole town. We are so excited to introduce the very first LOVE HOLT Children’s Art Exhibition and Prizegiving on the 20th July, that will remain in place for all to view throughout the Holt Festival, of which we are a main venue again this year. The Prizegiving, which will see the artistic creations on the theme of LOVE HOLT from Holt Primary School recognised, judged and celebrated by Holt Festival Art Director Anwen Hurt, Artists Beverley Scott and Rainie Kay and Mayor Rodney Smith, will be followed by a special free screening of Mary Poppins Returns, to help us kick off the start of the Festival in style. Do check out the Holt Festival website, to find out all the fantastic events that are going on, including Live Poetry from Luke Wright and Molly Naylor, an Irish Ceilidh with delicious Irish Stew and Soda Bread, Music from the Lewis Sisters, Sir John Hurt’s last film That Good Night being shown, Carrying on the Art theme, our ArtSpaces Studios are well underway, and we hope to open them up to potential artists by the beginning of August. With deliberately affordable rental prices starting at just £20.00 per week, we are hoping to build a community of artists within the centre, who have the opportunity to have their own studio space, plus areas in which to display their work for sale, and an Art café. It’s an exciting new direction for the Community Centre to move in, and we have plans to develop the Arts throughout the next season, to include more music, drama and visual arts exhibitions, as well as providing Art Workshops for Holt & Neighbourhood Housing Society people to try their hand at various art practices. Please do get in touch if Secretary Needed you would like more information about renting an ArtSpace. Our French The Society manages 37 properties in and around Holt. Our aim is Night was hugely successful, with around 90 people enjoying the culinary simple, to provide affordable homes for local people in housing need. delights of France, music and a fun quiz with prizes. We will be having two Our rents match other housing associations and are no more than 75% different events for the summer months, a celebration of All Things of the local open market level. We are a genuine local Society not Wimbledon on 27th July, including Pimms and Strawberries and Cream bound by the rules other larger Housing organisations must follow. being served, plus an entertaining visual celebration of Wimbledon Allowing us to keep to our ‘local’ pledge. through the ages on screen, and a Norfolk Gin Night on 9th August, which The managing committee, including Chairman, secretary and Treasurer will include gin tastings, live music and delicious nibbles. Both events are are all local people, giving their time for free. Perhaps the most ticketed, so contact the Centre to reserve your place. As with all our important role being that of secretary, who will have most initial events, they are all designed to raise much needed funds to help the dealings with our tenants. Charity, so do please support our efforts, which are all volunteer led and Our present secretary Gemma is having to step down for personal run. For more details or to book tickets please contact us on reasons, (though will be remaining on our committee). We need 01263 713427, or email someone who can take on this position, although not paid, we will Carolyn Burn, Chairperson provide a computer, printer as well as a dedicated phone. If anyone feels like putting something back into the community, this is possibly the job for you. Gemma can be contacted on 07415 815910 or is happy to discuss the role and will support the new secretary as much as needed.


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Brit’s charity cricket

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This year’s Brit’s Charity Cricket Match is on Sunday 4th August, starting at 1 o`clock at Holt Sports Centre, Kelling Road, Holt. There will be a BBQ and Bar, tea’s, coffees, and a choice of cakes plus a large raffle.This year will be the 13th year of the cricket match. A team made up for friends and ex-players plus anyone who wish to come and have a game are welcome and we will be playing against a team of Bakers and Larners staff. Last year we raised over £1,500, which has put the total over £20,000 in donations to local groups. Donations made last year was to Holt’s British Legion and the Owl Playschool , Holt & District Dementia Support Group and Holt and District Community Cafe to name some. If you know of any local group / club / charity or good cause who may be helped by a donation, please let us know at or pop down to see us on the day It’s a great family event for all who like to watch or play, if cricket isn’t your thing just come and join us for a

tea and a cake or something off the BBQ , everyone is welcome . Ricky and Sam

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As so often in matters concerning the referendum result, much mistaken information circulates, as in the letter headed ‘Democracy’ in the Holt Chronicle of 28th June. The writer says they were taught that “Democracy means government of all the people” but goes on to say “…or what the majority of people want”. They further state that “…the majority of people voted to leave the EU”. This last statement is simply untrue. The total electorate of the UK at that time was 46,500,001. Of those who voted, 17,410,742 voted to leave, while 16,141,241 voted to remain. A majority of those who voted of 51.89% But only 37.4% of the total number of those registered to vote (itself less than the number of those entitled to register and vote, and excluding 16 & 17 year olds, who are doubtless among

those to be most affected by the result, and were given a vote in the Scottish independence referendum), voted to leave. It is interesting that the Conservative government brought in rules for strike ballots requiring (‘to ensure fairness’) That at least 50% of those eligible must vote, and 40% of the total number entitled to vote must vote in favour – not voting is taken as a vote against the action. A minimum threshold for constitutional change is indeed normal practice among democracies around the world which use referenda. E.g. more than 50% of the total electorate, or a two-thirds majority, of those voting. But, in this country, it appears that ensuring ‘fairness’ in the most far-reaching action this country takes in at least a generation is far less important than in calling a strike in a novelty key-ring factory. Whatever one’s view of the result, it is either ignorance or cynical deceit to claim that it is either ‘Democratic’ or “the will of the people” in any meaningful sense. John Stelzer


So much to report about the Dome in the last two months and we could probably fill the entire magazine - so highlights only. The most important news item was the announcement on 2 June that Langham Dome’s volunteers and trustees have been awarded the “Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service” the highest national award there is for such voluntary service and equivalent to a MBE. The award was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. This year, there were just 281 winners of the Award from across the UK, and we are very proud that the hard work and commitment of Langham Dome volunteers and trustees has been recognised. Two representatives of the volunteers, Chrissie Halford and John Allan, attended a garden party at tBuckingham Palace in May as the first part of the Award ceremonies. Later in the year we will be presented, by the Lord Lieutenant for Norfolk, with a signed certificate from Her Majesty the Queen, together with a crystal award with the logo insignia and permission to use the official QAVS Logo on behalf of Langham Dome. As many Lynx readers will be aware on 1 June we held a very successful RAF Langham Reunion and Dome Heritage Day where we were privileged to welcome Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord David Craig to open the event. The official opening was preceded by a short Commemoration Service led by Canon Peter Hartley, and at which Squadron Leader Daniel Dobbins of The Royal Australian Air Force, now serving in an exchange post at RAF Waddington, laid a wreath on behalf of the Australian High Commission Defence Staffs. The RAAF’s 455 Sqn was based at Langham in 1944 and together with 489 Sqn RNZAF formed the ANZAC Wing which carried out many operations to support D Day - so in this 75th Anniversary Year it was particularly appropriate for Sqn Ldr Dobbins to take part in our Reunion ceremonies and for us to remember the sacrifices made by so many personnel serving so far from home. The Reunion Event included a display by both the Hurricane and Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a show stopping display of aerobatics by Steve Carver (a member of the Global Stars Aerobatic Team) in his Extra 260S. The Leopard Moth built in 1933 and the oldest in age aircraft ever to be flown across the Atlantic (in 1997) was also on display. The Norfolk Model Air Force showed some of its quite outstanding aircraft models adding to the aviation theme of the day. With the Friends of Langham Village BBQ, a bar from the Binham Chequers, Ronaldo’s Ice Cream, some great singing of 1940’s songs by Tara and the Blighty Belles and support from other local museums and charities there was something for everyone at the event, and we have had very positive feedback including fulsome praise from Lord Craig in the House of Lords - if you would like to read what he said Google “Hansard” and put “Langham Dome” in as the search term. In the next issue we will tell the story of a 101 year old Beaufighter navigator/wireless operator who has recently written to us with his amazing story of a combined Beaufighter operation with the ANZAC and RAF North Coates wings on 15 June 1944. We have not forgotten the Spitfire, but some design issues with the plinth are still being reviewed and it now looks more likely that it will be in place for the start of the 2020 season rather than later this year. If you would like more information on the Dome and how to become a Friend of Langham Dome (where annual membership gives unlimited free admission) or to join us as a volunteer please contact our Dome Manager Joanna Holden on 07760 193492 or e-mail: For more details, including on the 1 June event, opening hours etc, you can also check our web site at . John Blakeley email:


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A Lost World - Memories of Briston and Melton Constable

Sugar Beet Wars! Part 3 by Leslie Kinsley

We were always up to mischief. The night shift workers used to let us sneak into the works canteen whilst we waited for 6am. We later got banned for squirting each other with ketchup and sauce. One morning, a driver fell asleep in the chair and we tied him to it. He had to cut himself free. The work was relentless, after a 3am start deliveries could go into the factory up till 4pm. Then it was back to the farm to load for next morning, so I generally finished work by about just after 8pm. There was no time for much else. One morning, as I got to Rudham I glanced in my mirror to see flames between my cab and my load. I pulled up, just by the petrol station, grabbed a spade, and dug some fresh â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; from beside the road and used it to put out the flames. I then carried on as usual. The lorry had been used for carting wheat and straw and bits of this had caused the fire. If I had had more time, I could have cleaned this off. My boss felt that a dirty machine was proof that it was working and earning its keep, so he never gave time. One way I did manage to gain his good favour and even the grand sum of 6d (2.5p) a load was my technique for getting a good sample. The factory tested the quality of every load of sugar beet, and they did this by taking a sample. The farmer was paid according to how good this was, especially how little mud, stones or straw had got into the load. I noticed that the man who did the testing was a bit lazy. He just used his crome to rake a bit from the centre of the load at the back tail board. (He was supposed to do samples from sides and top too). I loaded by hand at first, and made sure this testing spot was perfect. Even when I started loading using the front loader on a tractor from a sugar beet clamp, I stacked beet from the top and side of the clamp, which was dirty from straw and stones, at the front and sides, saving the clean beet from the centre to go in by the tail board. Other farmers were amazed at how well my boss was doing, and he was very pleased with me. As a result, he promoted me to foreman.

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Bodham and Selbrigg wind-turbine appeals update

Judgment is disappointing news for North Norfolk residents. North Norfolk District Council has received the judgment of the Rt Hon Lord Justice Lindblom, who has refused the council’s application to go to the Court of Appeal regarding the way two wind-turbine planning appeals will be decided by the Planning Inspectorate. NNDC had previously challenged the decision of the Planning Inspectorate to redetermine the Bodham and Selbrigg wind-turbine appeals by way of the written-representations procedure rather than by reopening the Public Inquiry, which it considered was contrary to the Planning Inspectorate’s own procedural guidance. After hearing evidence from both sides, and despite the judge finding that the Planning Inspectorate’s decisions, for the most part, were not expressed within the right framework, Mr Justice Ouseley found in favour of the Planning Inspectorate and concluded that the decision to redetermine the appeals by written representations was lawful. NNDC had concerns about Mr Justice Ouseley’s decision, and that led to an application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal. The decision by the Rt Hon Lord Justice Lindblom means that the Planning Inspectorate is now able to continue the written-representations PANTS for Africa Appeal! procedure for both the Bodham and the Selbrigg turbine appeals. Ladies! To aid the women living in Cllr Karen Ward, NNDC Portfolio Holder for Planning, said: “The the Turkana region of Northern decision of Lord Justice Lindblom is disappointing for residents of North Kenya and the women in the Norfolk. Sudanese refugee camp in Lodwar “This council recognises the vital role that renewable-energy projects can we are holding a pants party at play in decarbonising the energy sector as we look to respond positively to The Life Centre Sheringham on our declaration of a climate emergency. However, it is also important that Saturday 20th July 1.30-3.30 to renewable-energy proposals are sensitive to the important landscape and collect donations of ladies pants heritage value of our district. (knickers!) sizes small/medium for “In this regard, it is vital to ensure that evidence in relation to application us to take out to Kenya this summer. proposals and planning appeals can be properly tested in the right forum. Please join us for tea, cake, informaThis council remains firmly of the view that a reopened Public Inquiry tion about the work of the churches in Northern Kenya and help make would have been the best way for the Planning Inspectorate to reconsider bunting to decorate the churches out there. these turbine appeals. We are also collecting women's cotton t-shirt tops, any size or colour and “Whilst it is important that we continue to fight for the rights of our resiany size children's plain white t-shirts for the children to decorate and dents to be heard, we can pursue this matter no further in the courts so we wear. will now move to ensuring the council can put its best case forward in the Plus any unwanted glasses any strength redetermination of theses turbine appeals by whatever means the Planning If you can donate a cake for the morning please contact Janet Hewitt Inspectorate decides.” 07765 137253 or Rachel Thornberry 07810 101871 North Norfolk District Council is currently awaiting a timeframe from the Thank you for your support Planning Inspectorate in relation to the redetermination of the Bodham and Selbrigg appeals. A clever king is the brother of peace. ~ South African Proverb


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LLOYD DURHAM FUNERAL SERVICES 11a Avenue Road, High Kelling, HOLT, Norfolk. NR25 6RD

Tel: 01263 713113


Ev ery one welc ome to join us

The Village Church of Kelling, which dates from the thirteenth Century, has a 11.00am Service each Sunday, either of Matins or of Holy Communion and an Evensong when there is a fifth Sunday in the month. St.Mary’s is set in a large open churchyard on the Holt Road a mile from the Village. The Church contains many interesting features, including a 14th Century Easter Sepulchre and a window and a remarkable painting both depicting connections with local bird-life and St.Francis of Assisi. The Church draws a congregation partly from outside the Village from those who value traditional services using the words of the Book of Common Prayer.

Sunda y morning s 10.30-12 W ith drink s a nd brea k fa st serv ed from 9.45 At the Life Centre, Cromer Road, Sheringham



1st Sunday of the month Holy Communion with hymns at 11.15am 3rd Sunday of the month Matins at 11.15am. Parking available and refreshments.

Christian worship - open to all each Sunday at 2.00pm A warm welcome is waiting for you! Why not stay for a cup of tea and a chat afterwards? Tuesday Morning CAMEO 10.00am - 12.00noon Come And Meet Each Other for coffee/ tea/ biscuits and a chat... Also a Lite Bite Lunch at 12.00. No charge is made, but a donation in the box will be gratefully received towards expenses. All are welcome.


(Church of England) Friendly congregations would welcome you. Coffee is served after many of our services. For service details please visit

Every 4th MONDAY of the month (except July, August and December) “The Filling Station” at Swanton Novers Village Hall, St Giles Road, NR24 2RB 7.00pm for 7.30pm Bringing Christian refreshment to rural areas, our celebrations offer high quality national and international speakers, contemporary worship and powerful, accessible prayer ministry in an informal setting. (This is not a new Church movement) email: or call Tasha North on 07825 702360


For information on Holy Days, Confessions, Baptisms, Weddings etc. Please ring Father Denys Lloyd on 01263 822036 A Catholic Mass is celebrated in St. Andrew’s Church, Holt on most Thursdays at 9.30am by kind permission of the Rector.


14th July Revd Shanganya 21st July Local Arrangement 28th July Angela & Glyn Constantine 4th August Revd Philip Butcher


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Second Monday of the month ~ 10.30am to 11.45am BIBLE STUDY: Alternate Monday Afternoons at 2.30pm. STEPPING STONES: For the little ones; Tuesdays at 9.15am BIBLE STUDY: Alternate Tuesday Afternoons at 2.30pm FRIDAY MORNING PRAYER SERVICE: At 9.30am followed by Morning Coffee AFTERNOON CREAM TEAS: Friday 19th July Every 3rd Friday afternoon in the month. 2.00pm - 4.00pm. This is an event never to be missed, cakes are delicious. Concert: 20th July, at 7pm Admission is free. Refreshments. “God gave us Rock & Roll to you” by Stephen Lynn. FOR HIRE: The Loades Hall is available for private hire. Suitable for private functions, birthday parties, meetings, etc. For all bookings and/or further information please contact: Mr. Tony Hey. Tel: 01263 713302

MINISTER - REVD C. SHANGANYA - 01263 712181 Senior Steward - Mrs J. Bunting - 01263 712068



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SAINT ANDREW’S & ALL SAINTS NEWS The Parish of Holt with High Kelling

Rector: Fr. Howard Stoker SSC, The Rectory, Church Street, Holt NR25 6BB Tel: 01263 712048 Assistant Curate: Fr. Stephen Graham Tel. 01263 649985, E: Parish Office Tel: 01263 713479 E: website at


ST ANDREW’S FESTIVAL FRINGE 21st – 27th July 2019

Under the artistic direction of Anwen Hurt this year’s Holt Festival has something for everyone. There is something to suit every age and every taste. The Festival opens with a weekend of fun on the field, a great family event which includes street food and entertainment on the playing fields of Gresham’s pre-prep school. Free children’s events include football, circus skills, street dancing, music, song and creative workshops, and storytelling. Our very own Holt Community Choir may also put in appearance! Poetry, art, dance, conversation, classical music, jazz, rhythm and blues, musical and standup comedy, town tours, photographic exhibitions, open studios, film, disco, art car boot, a ceilidh and much much more, Holt Festival has got the lot! Once again I am delighted that the Parish Church can support those who work so hard to bring such an inclusive celebration of the arts to Holt every July. A great deal of time, effort and financial commitment goes into producing the Festival and those who work so hard to make it happen are to be thanked and congratulated. The Parish church is ready to welcome 1000s of visitors through its door for what promises to be a great week. Alongside the main Holt Festival concerts in church on Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th and a week-long exhibition of ceramics by the most influential potters since the war, we will be holding our very own St Andrew’s Festival Fringe. I very much look forward to welcoming the Dean of Norwich Cathedral, the Very Reverend Jane Hodges to preach at the Festival Service on Sunday 21st July at 2pm. The service is offered in celebration and thanksgiving for the arts. During the Festival week the church will welcome a number of musicians and performers who will treat us to a festival of poetry and music. Each day at 12.30pm the church will hold a free lunch time concert lasting approximately 1hour, donations are invited towards the cost of our fringe festival and for the upkeep of the Church. This year’s exhibition in Church is entitled “From Bears to Bishops” and is a photographic exhibition of the strange and wonderful medieval carvings to be found in our Norfolk churches. Exhibiting in the Parish Church Hall, will be the North Norfolk Photographic Society. The children’s creativity tent in the churchyard which proved to be so successful last year will return from Thursday 25th – Sat 27th July and children are invited to come and get creative. Festivals are a great way of bringing people into Holt and building community. The Holt Festival is such an event and I hope you will explore what the programme has to offer you. I wish the Festival every success. Fr. Howard

Sun 21st – 2.00pm Festival Service Preacher: the Dean of Norwich Cathedral. Mon 22nd: 12.30pm Three’s Company From Brecks to Broads ~ A literary journey around Norfolk with a medley of East Anglian folk songs. Tues 23rd – 12.30pm William Fergusson - Piano Will presents a typically enterprising programme of unduly neglected repertoire by Britten, Schumann’s emotionally compelling Humoresque and the epic Sonata of French perfectionist, Paul Dukas. Wed 24th: 12.30pm Mark Jones - Organ This is the final recital in Mark’s Summer Series which features the great romantic works of English, French and German composers. This concert will include the most popular works in that recital series. Thurs 25th:12.30pm Ships, Clocks & Stars Première performance of contemporary classical work by composer Michelle Wolfe. Written to reflect the coast, changing times and a fascination with where we position ourselves within the universe. Performed by a SATB choir and piano. Fri 26th: 12.30pmSheringham Shantymen We are delighted to welcome back the Sheringham Shantymen for the final concert of the week. St Andrew’s Church Children’s Creativity Tent Thurs 25th to Sat 27th 10am-12noon & 2-4pm Accompanied by an adult, children of all ages are invited to come along and get creative! From Bears to Bishops Exhibition All week / Wednesday 24th 2pm talk by Paul Harley A photographic exhibtion of Norfolk’s medieval church carvings by Paul Harley.


FROM THE REGISTERS; Memorial Service: 1st July Rosalind Jones


8.00am Book of Common Prayer Eucharist 9.15am Said Eucharist at All Saints, High Kelling 10.30am Sung Eucharist 5.00pm Choral Evensong (2nd Sunday)

HOLT COMMUNITY CHOIR EVERY THURSDAY 6.30pm – 7.30pm In The Parish Church Hall, Church Street. Please note revised times for this term

LOOKING TO HIRE A SPACE IN 2019? : The Parish Church Hall and St Andrew’s Meeting room are available to hire for one off or regular events. Competitive rates. Excellent facilities. Visit the website or contact the Parish Administrator tel: 01263 713479


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The stage is set, the lights go down, red velvet drapes are drawn. We sit and wait expectantly to see who will come on. ‘Mine Host’ appears, dressed to the ‘nines’, he’s full of bonhomie, And introduces the first act that we’re about to see. Music plays, girls appear, to start their dance routine; hey twirl and whirl and do high kicks, their sequins flash and gleam. Their costumes swirl around them, their movements quick and bold, As they dance energetically - a real joy to behold! They run off, and next there comes a juggler with some balls, And a unicycle - he thrills us in the stalls! Then follows a comedian who trips and does daft walks, He plays the drums extremely well and tells some silly jokes. A tenor sings some love songs from famous musicals. His voice is rich and powerful, ideal for music halls. A young soprano joins him for a love duet or two, They’re both well matched and well received by those sat in the pews! We’ve clapped and cheered so heartily; our hands and throats are sore! It’s been prime entertainment - the audience calls, “Encore!” Frances Wraight

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Kelling Probus Club held its June meeting on 20th at The Dales Hotel Upper Sheringham. Members stood in silence to remember John Dunsire who died recently, a tribute was paid by John Whittington who had known him for 62 years. After a tasty lunch chairman Andrew Hyatt welcomed our speaker Chris Brandford who spoke on the History of Boulton & Paul engineers who were founded by William Moore in Norwich in 1797, originally as an ironmongery. Soon they were making grates and stoves and selling huge ranges of goods. In 1867 they were making wire woven fencing which became one of their major products although they were now galvanising metal and in 1905 made7500 miles of metal netting. Chris then told us of the rapid expansion up to world war one, when marine engines, prefabricated buildings, and later military buildings for the war were made in their large Norwich factory. Next came their production of Planes for the war and the famous Sopwith camel was made. When the war was over, they continued to make planes and most of the infrastructure for airship R101. The production of the Sidestrand bomber began which was a unique design, soon the first power operated gun turret was produced. At this time the company made most of the pylons for the new National Grid. With another war starting the production of planes was stepped up and of course so was the production of galvanised metal camps, bridges, and other items for the war. During the 80s and 90s the company made losses and eventually parts of the company were sold to various buyers and the name died out in 2006. Chris was thanked for his talk by Michael Bennet. WE meet monthly at the Dales. For Information visit our website (Kelling Probus Club) or ring 01263 820333.





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Thanks from all 3266 of us to all 70,000 of you!

income during out-of-season periods, unplanned but essential expenditure and debts which can grow because of any of these things, to name just a few. These situations are often not anyone’s ‘fault’ and so there is little to be gained by trying to apportion blame. Instead, lets continue doing what we’ve done so far and support these people when they most need us to. Cromer and District Foodbank can only continue this work because the citizens of North Norfolk give generously of their own food, their time and their money to support our work. And it’s a little-known fact that during the last 12 months you have donated an amazing 36,500 kg of food to our warehouse in Cromer so that through us you can continue to support other North Norfolk citizens across our district during these most difficult times. We at Cromer and District Foodbank will continue to play our part in facilitating the distribution of your donations of emergency food supplies through our 7 centres located in Aylsham (2), Cromer, Holt, North Walsham, Stalham and Sheringham with the help of our fabulous 120-strong volunteer group. And we will continue to work in partnership with the Agencies who refer to us those families who are in need of our short-term help whilst they are ‘getting back on their feet’.

As you read this, be proud that during 2018 -2019, we the citizens across the 200 square miles of North Norfolk, collectively provided emergency food for well over 3000 of our fellow citizens in North Norfolk. One third of those North Norfolk citizens you fed were 1295 children and because of you those children across our region continued to get the nourishment they need during a time of crisis for their families. At this point some readers will be shaking their heads and talking about this unacceptable situation, which is that in 2019 we are seeing a rise of the need for Foodbanks. No-one will disagree with that sentiment, however for many, often complex reasons, this is the situation we find ourselves in right here, right now. And together we’re tackling that challenge head on. Most of us take the food we eat every day for granted. Most of us don’t believe that we will ever be in a position where we can’t buy food for our families. But crises happen, often without warning, and ordinary people just like us – people who may be your friends, your neighbours, members of your own family, old school friends, other parents - find themselves in this unthinkable situation. Financial crises come in many shapes and sizes, including, redundancy, bereavement, relationship breakdown, benefit delays, illness, low

Holt WI

At the June Holt WI meeting, members were treated to a fascinating talk by Maria Pennington on the history of pearls. Everyone was enthralled by the lovely slides, which showed pieces of jewellery dating from Roman times. But their history starts much earlier when they were presented to Chinese royalty as early as 2,300BC while in ancient Rome pearl jewellery was the ultimate status symbol. In Arab cultures, legend has it that pearls were formed by dewdrops, swallowed by oysters when they fell into the sea; or perhaps were moonbeams caught when oysters came to the surface, which is a lovely thought. Oyster beds were found in great quantities in the Persian Gulf and were a source of great wealth in the region. However, divers risked their lives diving sometimes as deep as 100 feet to collect huge quantities of oysters of which perhaps only 3 or 4 contained pearls.Noble ladies demanded elaborate pearl necklaces, brooches, bracelets and earrings, and such was the demand that oysters became rarer. Men wore them too when going into battle. Pearls are a miracle of nature, or a freak, formed when an irritant such as a piece of shell or parasite enters the oyster. The oyster then secretes a substance called nacre which builds up in layers, eventually forming the pearl. As the demand for pearls increased, the amount of oysters dwindled and the price of natural pearls escalated. Then in the late 19th century a Japanese man called Mikimoto manually introduced an irritant into the oyster, thus creating the first cultured pearl. Oyster farms were started, and the price of pearls dropped dramatically. However, the value of natural pearls still increases; a recent pair of pearl earrings belonging to Empress Eugenie sold for a record 3.3 million US dollars; and Elizabeth Taylor’s famous 16th century pearl sold for over 11 million US dollars So ladies, look at your pearl jewellery if it is old and has been handed down. It may be worth a fortune! Today, a string of pearls is a beautiful, classic piece of jewellery which enhances any lady’s appearance and it is much more affordable. After the talk notice was given of future events which include a visit to Sandringham in September, Norfolk Day and a garden party. On June 21s members were invited to

the president’s house for coffee, cakes and biscuits, 2 competitions and a plant sale. Fortunately, the weather was glorious, as was the president’s garden and everyone enjoyed it immensely The Holt WI has its meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Holt Community Centre and new members are welcome. The group has excellent speakers who inform and entertain, and there is the chance to make new friends over tea and biscuits plus attend any events which are organised by the WI. The next meeting is on July 17th when the speaker will be Jeremy Wood from the Environment Agency on Eels, their Life Cycle and Decline.

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Free fun for all the family at Holt Festival opening weekend

Holt Festival, North Norfolk’s annual feast of arts and culture is just around the corner and this year it kicks off with a big new family weekend of free events for all. Starting Saturday 20 July Gresham’s Pre-Prep field in the town centre will become a hive of activity and fun between 10am and 4pm.

Experienced UEFA coaches Peter Reeve and Darren Gill will lead football coaching sessions featuring fun games, mini matches and skills training for ages 5-9 and 10+. Youngsters can try their hand at creative writing under the tutelage of scriptwriter, poet, and actor James McDermott, or if movement is your thing Kelly Marie Such of True Motion Dance will be running sessions to teach the basics of street dance. Artist and sculptor Kate Munro will be help children to be creative and make a mini window hanging to take home and impress their parents. Everyone will be fascinated by singer-songwriter Paul Thompson’s amazing eco-friendly milk float stage and studio, whilst participants in his workshops will get the chance to write and record their very own song. Art lovers should head to the Art Car Boot, at Lees Yard and beyond, between 11am and 5pm. Artists and craftsmen including internationally renowned pop artist Colin Self - will be selling their own original work. The Holt Festival Art Trail also opens today with exhibitions in 10 galleries around the town. The free fun continues on Sunday 21 July. From 12 noon the Street Feast brings a range of delicious food to Holt High Street and there’ll be music from Holt Vinyl Vaults and the Cromer Soul Club. Maynard Flip Flap Then from 3 ‘til 6pm it’s time to take your picnic to Gresham’s Pre-Prep field where there’s lots of fun to be had with entertainment from The Banana Ukulele Band, Maynard Flip Flap, Amy Finegan’s storytelling for younger children, traditional games, street dance and a performance from Holt Community Choir. Holt Festival Artistic Director Anwen Hurt said ‘I do hope that lots of people will join us for the children’s workshops and entertainment over the weekend. We really wanted to make sure that the Festival has events that everyone can attend to include the whole town – and the best way to do that is to make them free. The workshops are suitable for a range of ages and we want to rekindle a real sense of community on the Sunday with people picnicking on the field and enjoying the free shows.

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The Holt Festival Fringe Committee renamed and refocused

With Holt Festival having happily absorbed under its umbrella much of the Fringe’s programme, as well as the spirit of the fringe – having this year an increased presence in town and an even more inclusive and appealing programme, for all ages and appetites, the Fringe Festival Committee has decided to relaunch and rename itself the ‘United Community Arts Network’ (UCAN). This recognises one of its core aims and achievements, over the past 3 years, that of bringing together as many different elements and organisations in the community as possible, to pool and share information, ideas and contacts and keep channels of communication open. We now want to look beyond a single week in July, (festival week), to a focus throughout the year, encouraging and supporting local (cross-) arts and craft initiatives, events and activities. UCAN has a clear aim and purpose: networking. We currently have committee members from St Andrews Church/StART, Holt Community Centre, Holt Primary School, Holt Library, Holt Youth Project, the Holt Society, the new Tree-House Café, the Town Council, Holt Festival and the Holt Traders/Love Holt on the committee, and we are hoping to bring other local arts organisations under the same umbrella. Anyone else who feels they might have a useful contribution to make please get in touch through the Community Centre. One immediate aim is to support the Community Centre, Holt Library, Holt Primary School and St Andrew’s with their increased focus on the arts. There is a new spirit at large, visible in such initiatives as ‘Love Holt’ (the revamped ‘Chamber of Trade’), ‘StART’ (the St Andrews Arts Fund), the re-born Community Centre, ‘the Tree House Café, art initiatives at the Primary School (such as ‘An Owl In Every Shop Window’), Escapades in Holt’ and The Owl Trail, and the Community Choir, as well as many other initiatives small and large. We want to help support these and each other, and to work together to recognise the importance of the Arts in the community and to help promote these. So, watch this space. email:

Paul Thompson with Milk Float Stage & Studio by Chris Taylor


End of year changes As it is almost the end of my Presidency (Anton Elliott takes over at the end of this month) I feel I must put into words how much I appreciate all the generous help with cash, etc. everyone in our area has given. Our last collection in Budgens in Holt raised just under two hundred and fifty pounds for the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital Parent’s Room and other local good causes. Readers may remember that last year our club worked with several other Lions clubs in Norfolk to raise money for a portable ECG machine, also for the Jenny Lind Hospital. I am pleased to confirm that the portable ECG machine has been ordered and will soon arrive plus another necessary piece of equipment. Fortunately the suppliers had a second order from the NNUH so they reduced the price, thereby enabling another item to be bought. Thank you to the suppliers too. We will soon give money to the EAAA, a very worthy cause and also to the British Heart Foundation. There may be some funds available for another small organisation. We will decide which one when this year’s fund-raising has been completed. I have enjoyed this year as President, meeting many new people and I thank my fellow Lions for their support this year. Good Luck Anton for next year. I know your chosen charity will be just as worthwhile. Finally, we have made new friends, helped the Community and would welcome anyone of any age who feels like coming to one of our meetings to do something worthwhile to help others. The second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm is when we hold our meetings at the Morley Club in Sheringham. We all look forward to meeting you.


When the music changes, so does the dance. ~ African Proverb The Holt Chronicle Issue 429 12th July 2019


THURSDAY 11th July

QUIZ NIGHT. Baconsthorpe Village Hall at 7pm. Supper will be provided but please bring your own drinks. £6 per head. Booking essential. Please ring 07801 916769.

FRIDAY 12th July

FIELD DALLING VILLAGE HALL BINGO. Doors open at 6pm, starts at 7 30 pm. Cash prizes with £50 jackpot and with raffle prizes, refreshments available, everyone welcome.

SATURDAY 13th July

ANNUAL OPEN DAY at St. Giles Church, Colby, NR11 6EE July 13th 10-4.30. A very traditional English event -Teas coffee and cake in the churchyard-Homemade jams marmalades chutneys and cakes-Vintage Steam Car -Bric-abrac and jumble, Tombola, Plants, second-hand books. Free entry and plenty of parking, dogs welcome. CHARITY DANCE Weybourne Village Hall. Sequence, Latin, Ballroom and line. 7.30pm to 10.00pm £3 including refreshments also raffle. Tel:01328 864404.

SUNDAY 14th July

VINTAGE TRACTOR RUN AT 9.45. Bale Village Hall. £10 Free Bacon Rolls for Drivers. Contact 01328 820554 or 01328 878 511. SWANTON NOVERS VILLAGE GARAGE SALES. 20+ sales. Sunday July 14th, 10.00am - 2.00pm. Bacon sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee at the village hall. Plenty of parking and maps Proceeds to the village hall.


HOLT WI MEETING at Holt Community Centre at 2 p.m. Speaker Jeremy Wood, from the Environment Agency - Eels, their Life Cycle and Decline. For more information call 01263 710288.

FRIDAY 19th July

SOUTH CREAKE MEMORIAL PAVILION. Quiz Night for funds which includes soup and pudding for £6. 7.00 p.m. start. Advisable to book by ringing Pete (01328) 823920.

SATURDAY 20th July

BARNEY, FULMODESTON & THURSFORD FOOD PRODUCTION CLUB. 78th Annual Flower, Fruit, Vegetable & Craft Show The Old School Hall, Fulmodeston, NR21 0NX. 3.00 p.m, presentation of prizes 4.00 p.m. Refreshments and tombola. Admission free. Don’t forget the CHILDRENS CREATIVE WORKSHOP for making A PRIZE-WINNING MASTERPIECE will be held in the Village Hall Saturday 20th July 9.30 – 12 noon. Under 12, Over 12 and Family entries. Free to children aged up to 16 (must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them during the workshop) Booking required …for further information please contact: Julia Peters 10263 588275, Karen Harris 01263 588921 or Shirley Prince 01263 588235. All materials provided on the day.

SUNDAY 21st July

WEYBOURNE FOLK CLUB AT THE MALTINGS HOTEL, Weybourne 3.00pm until 6. 00pm. Singers, musicians, poets, dancers and audience all welcome. Join in or just listen. It’s free. Further info from Tony Baylis 01263 588781 or


JAZZ NIGHT at Byfords, 1-3 Shirehall Plain, Holt. Dinner? Drinks? Come along and soak up the atmosphere. Music starts at 7.30pm. No cover charge. Bookings advisable. Telephone 01263 711400. South Creake Memorial Pavilion, COFFEE MORNING. All profits being donated into research to Motor Neurone Disease. Raffle, cakes, cards, books and plants 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon. South Creake Memorial Pavilion, PRIZE BINGO, eyes down at 7.30 p.m. £6 for 11 games. Raffle and Refreshments. All profits being donated into research to Motor Neurone Disease. MUSIC NIGHT at Sharrington Village Hall. It features 50s to 70s band Tom, Dick and Harry and Brazilian-style acoustic guitarist, Andy Cleveland. Entry is free, there is a licensed bar and it starts at 7.30.

THURSDAY 25th July

ART EXHIBITION at Brancaster Staithe village hall in aid of Tapping House hospice. Five artists will be exhibiting from Thursday 25th July until Sunday 28th July. 10am – 5pm each day. (Artists are Judi Tussaud, Deanee Clark, Rebecca Lloyd, Colin de Chair and Vanda Richards). Watercolours, acrylics, pastels and oil paintings. Join us for wine and nibbles at the preview evening on Wednesday 24th between 6.00pm – 9.00pm, telephone 01328 316514 for an invitation. Admission free – donations to Tapping house.

FRIDAY 26th July

‘EAST ANGLIAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC TRUST – DULCIMERS OF EAST ANGLIA’. Lunchtime Talk 12.30-1.15pm. Come join us and learn all about the Dulcimer, perhaps the most distinctive of all East Anglia’s musical instruments. Come discover its own unique story. Free with museum admission,


non-museum friends talk only £2.50 per person. CASH & PRIZE BINGO at Weybourne Village Hall, Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start. All proceeds to the maintenance of Harry Dawson Playing Field. BODHAM AND BECKHAM BYO HORTICULTURAL SHOW QUIZ. The next BYO (Bring your own drinks and nibbles) Quiz takes place in the Village Hall at 7.30pm Doors open at 7.00pm. Table of four £3.00 per entrant. Come along and join other green fingered entrants in the fun and banter – all proceeds towards the Bodham and Beckham over 70’s Christmas Lunch. For a table please contact Harry Bruford on 588122 email:

SATURDAY 27th July

50S, 60S ROCK N ROLL DANCE to Kenny and The Motives at Green Centre Park, Wicken Green, Syderstone. 8.30-12.00 bar. Tickets £10 from Sharon 01328 855019 & Karen 01485 529018 proceeds to The Brain Tumour Charity, Addenbrookes. BINHAM ART GROUP ANNUAL EXHIBITION - 27th & 28th July from 10am - 5pm. Over 150 paintings for sale, ‘Have a Go’ table for aspiring children and Refreshments in the Binham Memorial Village Hall, Sat Nav NR21 0DR. In aid of the Wells Community Hospital. Entry is Free. BODHAM AND BECKHAM HORTICULTURAL SHOW takes place in the Village Hall. Hopefully Sowing and Growing, Baking and Making are well under way. Let’s have a wonderful display this year. Schedules available form Shirley & Alan Prince, ‘Outback,’ John William Way, Bodham. 01263 588235 email: MATLASKE ANNUAL VILLAGE FETE (NR11 7AQ), 2pm. Variety of stalls, homemade cakes, Morris Dancers, Entertainment. Great fun for all the family. See our Facebook Page for further details. PICNIC AT THE HALL – Norfolk Day, 10am-3pm Bring a picnic and spend the day exploring the 75 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens of Victorian Holt Hall. Free tours of the Hall at 11am, 1pm & 2pm. Follow our self-led orienteering trails or visit the Courtyard Café and enjoy delicious homemade cakes and biscuits. £2.50 per adult (children free). Sorry no dogs, only assistance dogs allowed. Holt Hall, Kelling Road, Holt, NR25 6RT. THUNDERBOLTS AND FIRE. Commemorating the fire that destroyed St Nicholas Church 140 years ago in 1879 at St Nicholas Church, Wells-nextthe-Sea NR23 1EQ. Discover the story of this devastating event. Throughout Carnival week and until 11th August we are marking this traumatic time for Wells. Step into the drama, delve into the history through the evocative EXHIBITS and STORIES in picture and text. Displays from our schools and rare

@ The Holt Community Centre Wednesday 17th July BINGO NIGHT! Bar open, 7.00pm for 7.30pm, cash and goods prizes. Help us raise money for the charity! Thursday 18th July LOVE HOLT Meeting, 5.30pm in the Lounge, bar open, all welcome. Saturday 20th July LOVE HOLT Children‛s Art Exhibition & Prizegiving. Come and see Holt Primary School‛s amazing exhibition of art, followed by Holt Community Cinema showing of Mary Poppins Returns at 7pm. From 21st July Holt Festival Events at the Community Centre include exciting music, an Irish Ceilidh, live poetry, films and Children‛s free workshops all through the week! For more info and to book tickets go to Sat 27th July Wimbledon Night! Come and celebrate this Great British Tennis institution, with the newly refurbished Bar open from 7pm serving Pimms and Strawberries and Cream, and a visual celebration of Wimbledon through the ages on screen! Only £2.00 entry

For more information or to book, please call the Office on 01263 713427 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, or email us at


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archive material will be on show in St Nicholas Church. Open daily 10am to 5pm. Refreshments. Donations invited for Restoration Fund.

on Sunday 4th August from 2pm to 5pm. Entry and parking free. For further details contact Yvette Gibson on 01263 712460. WEYBOURNE FOLK WEEKEND at Weybourne Village Hall NR25 7AH. 2.00pm until 7.00pm Jez Lowe, Phil Riley/Neil Mercer & Blakeney Old Wild Rovers. All welcome. It’s free. Raffle. Further info from Tony Baylis 01263 588781 or 13TH ANNUAL BRIT`S CHARITY CRICKET MATCH at Holt sports centre, Kelling road, Holt, from 1 o`clock. Bar, bbq, teas and coffee, cakes, plus huge raffle, all welcome. LAUNCH of the ST NICHOLAS RESTORATION APPEAL at St Nicholas Church, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1EQ. Join us in an exciting evening of commemoration and spectacle. From 6.30pm there will be a short service, barbecue, bar, display of vintage and modern fire engines and music. Grand Finale at 9.00pm with lighting of beacons and light show.

SUNDAY 28th July

GUNTHORPE TRADITIONAL VILLAGE FETE. The beautiful gardens of Gunthorpe Hall – the only day of the year they are open to the public. Signposted from the A148 and B1354. NR24 2PA. Sunday 28th July, 2 pm – 4:30 pm. Stalls include games of skill, tombola, grand draw, jumble, garden, cakes etc, cream teas and music by the Aylsham Town Band. All profits from the fete are spilt between St Mary’s Church and the Village Institute. Admission and parking are free. Disabled access to the fete and gardens.

THURSDAY 1st August

SUMMER SALE from 10am to 5 pm at Blakeney Scout Hut. Great Selection of Bargains.

FRIDAY 2nd August

SATURDAY 10th August

WEYBOURNE FOLK WEEKEND at Weybourne Village Hall NR25 7AH 7.30pm until 11.00pm Various Folk Acts and Concert with ‘Rattlebox’ All welcome. It’s free. Raffle. Further info from Tony Baylis 01263 588781 or

SATURDAY 3rd August

FULL CIRCLE. An exhibition of recent work by Margie Britz and Elizabeth Merriman. Salthouse Church, North Norfolk. Saturday 3rd - Sunday 18th August. Mon.-Sat. 10.00am-5.30pm. Sunday’s 11.00am-5.30pm. WEYBOURNE FOLK WEEKEND at Weybourne Village Hall NR25 7AH 2.00pm until 6.30pm Kevin Dempsey, Poacher & 5 Shades of Grey. All welcome. It’s free. Raffle. At the Village Hall Barn dance/Ceilidh 8.00pm until 11.00pm tickets £7.00 children free. All welcome. At the Ship Inn free Singaround 8.00pm until 11.00pm Further info from Tony Baylis 01263 588781 or CRAFT FAYRE at the Feathers Hotel, Market Place, Holt. Selection of quality handmade items by local crafters. 10am-4pm. Contact. 01263 713398.

SUNDAY 4th August

HEMPSTEAD-BY-HOLT TRADITIONAL SUMMER FETE in aid of Hempstead Village Hall and All Saints Church. Lots of attractions including Fun Dog Show, Books, Bric a Brac, Plants and Produce, Cakes, Grand Draw, and excellent teas at Hempstead Village playing field, NR25 6AH next to the church,

THE WEYBOURNE HORTICULTURAL SHOW at Weybourne Village Hall on Beach Lane. Open for entries 9.30 - 11.30am (all are welcome - 25p per item), 2.30pm - 5.00pm for public viewing (50p entry). Refreshments provided auction of produce and grand raffle. All proceeds for next year’s show. For info 01263 588049.

SATURDAY 24th August

MNDA JUMBLE/TABLE TOP SALE, South Creake War Memorial Pavilion, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All monies raised going towards research into Motor Neurone Disease. If you would like to kindly donate anything for sale, please telephone or text Amanda on 07899 032382.

For only £55 YOUR WILL GARDEN FETE,  OF at Thornage Hall. Independent Living, Thornage, Holt POWER  ATTORNEY £99 (excluding Court Fees)

SUNDAY 1st September

NR25 7QH from 11.30am – 4.00pm. Entertainment includes a cooking demonstration by Richard Bainbridge, music from Midnight Specials and the Barbershop Quartet, estate walk, BBQ, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, refreshments and much more. Adults £2.50, children For Office or Home Visitsfree. See Call 01263 579327


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BODHAM FILM CLUB at The Village Hall (01263 588122) Wednesday 24th July ‘FISHERMAN’s FRIENDS’ 2019 (15) at 7.00pm HOLT COMMUNITY CENTRE Saturday 20th July 7.00pm “Mary Poppins’ Returns”

BLAKENEY FILM NIGHT at the Village Hall. 19th July. “Fishermen’s friends” (115) 6.30 -7 pm start. £5.00 on door.

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Hundreds ‘go yellow’ for air ambulance

Last week, on Thursday 20 June, schools and businesses across Norfolk ‘turned yellow’ for the East Anglian Air Ambulance’s annual Get Up and Go Yellow fundraising event, which is now in its second year. The idea is simple: wear an item of yellow clothing, bake something yellow, hold a yellow themed quiz or raffle off a selection of yellow items – anything which helps raise more money and awareness for this life-saving service. Several schools and local businesses took part, with Terrington St Clement Community School, raising over £800 for the charity. Barking Pre School, near Ipswich, had an extra special reason for getting behind Get Up and Go Yellow this year, after the air ambulance saved the life of one of its young pupils. Annabel Brightwell was three years old when she suffered a cardiac arrest at the pre-school last year. Annabel was flown to Addenbrooke’s but continued to deteriorate on the way, requiring further medical interventions in the air, after being anesthetised at the scene so that the team could protect her breathing. Annabel received further life-saving treatment at Addenbrooke’s before being transferred to a specialist hospital in London, where she was diagnosed with a rare heart condition. After a lot of care, Annabel is now living a very happy and normal life. Without bystander CPR from a member of staff and quick attendance by the EAAA team and transfer to Addenbroke’s, Annabel would not have lived.

Catrina Miller, Events Fundraising Manager at the East Anglia Air Ambulance (EAAA) said: “We are really pleased to see so many schools getting behind Get Up and Go Yellow as a fun and educational activity this year, and to see past patient Annabel’s Pre-school taking part as well is really wonderful and a stark reminder of why we need to raise money every day to keep our helicopters flying. “Each EAAA mission costs in the region of £3,500 and the charity relies on the generosity of the people living in East Anglia to help save lives like Annabel’s, which is why activities like Get Up and Get Yellow are so important. “Everybody always comments on how distinctive our yellow helicopter is and it makes us proud to see so many people getting involved – from top to toe yellow outfits to a few well-chosen yellow accessories – it’s easy for everyone to take part in this event. We hope Get up and Go Yellow will continue to grow and that we can add an extra twist for next year, to help us with our campaign to fly 24/7.” In breaking news, Trump's personal library has burned down. The fire consumed both books and in a tragic twist he hadn't even finished coloring the second one. What does the Secret Service say when Donald Trump gets shot at? Donald! Duck! Donald Trump walks into a bar ... And lowers it. Bill Gates has agreed to pay for Donald Trump's wall. On the condition he gets to install windows.











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Fakenham Library

Rag Rug Club – 1st Tuesday of the month 10.30-12 noon 2nd July Beginners welcome. Share ideas – swap materials Book Club – 2nd Tuesday of the month 10.30-11.30 9th July New members always welcome. Ask staff for details of the books being discussed. Games Afternoon - Mondays 1pm – 3pm Come along and enjoy a game or two! Rhyme Time – Tuesdays 2 – 2.45pm – weekly in term time Sessions run by Fakenham Gateway SureStart Children’s Centre staff. Fakenham Library Audio Book Club – 3rd Monday of the month 10.30 12.00 15th July This is run by the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) To book your place call Mark or Elaine on 01603 629558 or Thursday Club – every Thursday 2.00 – 3.00pm Feeling at a loose end? Come to the library for a cuppa and a chat. Norfolk Citizens Advice – Mondays and Thursdays 10am – 3pm Drop in advice sessions

For further information about events and to book please call 01328 862715 or check our Facebook page fakenhamlibrary Please check with the library first in case of any changes to events. Children must be accompanied by an adult Special Events Whizz Bang Show with Mad Science! Saturday 13th July 9.30 - 10.30am. To launch this year’s summer reading challenge! Ages 4 - 11 Booking essential. Learn how to make fabric flowers Friday 19th and Tuesday 30th July 10am – 12 noon No experience necessary. Please bring your own basic sewing kit if you have one. To book your place contact the library or Helen Haynes at Norfolk Community Learning Services 07450717124 Reading Dogs Thursdays 25th July and 8th August 10.30 - 11.30am. Meet PAT dog Daisy and read her a story! Ages 3+ Booking essential. Space Slime Thursday 1st August 10.30am - 12 noon. Try your hand at making different types of slime! £5 per child. Ages 5+ Booking essential. Regular Events Lego Club! - 3.30 – 5pm Tuesdays For children aged 5+ (but younger siblings welcome too!) Help with your Family History Book a one-to-one sessions with our volunteer. Contact the library for details. Computer Support Sessions Book your free space on a Monday afternoon for help with using computers and the Internet. Contact Fakenham Library for bookings. Happy Hour – DVDs are all 2 for the price of 1 - every Tuesday 4pm – 6pm & Friday 5pm – 7pm Seated Exercise – Mondays 2.15pm-3.00pm £2.50 per week. Booking essential. Check dates and book your place with Sue Gathercole of Cardio & Core 07774 245810

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Thursday the 18th of July from 7.00pm – 9.00pm at Holt Library – a chance to hear work by members of the North Norfolk Library writing groups, and a showcase for some of the wonderful writing talent there is in the area, and the exceptional quality of work being produced. For the past 8 years Holt, Sheringham and Mundesley Libraries have been hosting monthly writing groups. Responding to given homework themes, members of these groups have been quietly blossoming into extraordinarily impressive writers, producing a hugely rich, varied and rewarding body of work, both poetry and prose. Some have gone on to win competitions, be published in magazines and on-line, and to publish or self-publish their work. It is always fascinating to hear the range of responses to given themes, and this is a chance for a wider public to hear a selection of that work, whilst relaxing over a glass of wine, or something lighter, and enjoying some finger-food. Whether you are perhaps interested in starting to write yourself or would be interested to hear a little of what we have been exploring, something a bit different, why not put the date in your diary and then come along. This is a chance to enjoy an evening of fabulously rich and varied work, in convivial company. We hope you will enjoy the range and quality of contributions. The event is free, with donations gratefully invited to support the work of the libraries.

Readers may remember reading about Ben and the Just4Children appeal for funds to allow Ben to have surgery. He suffers from Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy and has been accepted by Great Ormond Street Hospital to have Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) which will improve his quality of life, improve his mobility, relieve muscle spasms and enable him to be more independent. However, this procedure is not available on the NHS and £60,000 is needed for Ben to go ahead with the surgery. Thanks to generosity of the local community and many of our readers the halfway mark has been reached with the campaign, so now it's a big push to get the final amount! To that end the Go Wild for Ben event has been organised to take place at The Bower, Sheringham Park, NR26 8TL on Tuesday 23rd July from 3.30pm – 7.30pm. There will be lots of nature activities and outdoor fun including pond dipping, bug hunting, nature quiz trail, craft activities, face painting, cakes and refreshments. There will also be a campfire, storytelling with John Row, folk singing and a drumming workshop. All this for just £5.00 per child (adults go free!), bring a picnic, chill out and unleash your inner eco-warrior for a good cause and have some fun with all the family. (NB. The Bower is a dog free area). In aid of Just4Children on behalf of A Better Life for Ben. Charity No. 1164473.

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The award winning Cromer Pier Show is back for the 2019 summer season. Now in its 42nd year, the show has become famous with audiences travelling from all over the country to experience an extravaganza of singing, dancing, laughing & traditional live variety at its best. This year’s spectacular Cromer Pier Show promises even more glitz, glamour and variety entertainment than ever before to leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Returning by popular demand cheeky and hilarious Paul Eastwood delights the audience with his trademark quick-fire wit. The hilarious ‘The Man They Call G’ returns for 2019 with charismatic showman, mind reader and conjuror Matthew Pomeroy and Natasha Lamb joining the cast for the first time. Talented lead vocalists Emily Yarrow and Harvey James will have their audiences spellbound with their beautiful and powerful voices and show-stopping vocals. There will be lots of glitz and glamour from the Cromer Pier Show Dancers led by Dance Captain Gemma Foulkes with Jake Platten, Emily Hardy, Jess Fumo, Anthony Gifford and Rohane Compson-Bradford. Children from Marlene’s School of Dancing will provide lots of heart-warming moments to put a smile on your face! Di Cooke returns as Director, Deviser and Choreographer, Musical Director & Sound Design will be provided by Nigel Hogg. Set Design from Ian Westbrook with Lighting Design by Amanda Hill and Costume Design by Laura Whyte. The Cromer Pier Show runs two different performances (Show 1 & Show 2) which alternate every Thursday. It is the same great acts but two totally different shows, so if you enjoyed the first one then you can come back and see all your favourite acts for a second time! Show’s 1 & 2 run from 2 July – 7 September. If you can’t make any of those dates or if you loved the show so much & want to come back, book to see the ULTIMATE Cromer Pier Show and experience the best of both! The highlights and magical moments from both shows 1 & 2 are combined, creating a spectacular show! The Ultimate show runs from 10 – 21 September. If you love singing, dancing, magic, comedy, mind-reading, musical theatre and FUN, then what are you waiting for? Book early to guarantee the best seats - online or Box Office 01263 512495

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Appeal for witnesses after fuel stolen

Police are appealing for witnesses after 500 litres of diesel was stolen from a site in Edgefield overnight on Monday 1 July. The incident happened on Holt Road between 5pm on Monday 1 July and Tuesday 2 July when the fuel was stolen from a fuel tank and digger. Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between the times stated, or anyone with information should contact PC Peter Davison at North Walsham Police Station on 101 quoting crime reference 36/45117/19.

Holt Street Feast

Holt is running its first Street Feast on Sunday 21st July. The event is a collaboration between Holt Festival (successful weeklong arts festival now in its 11th year) and Love Holt (Holt's rebranded Chamber of Commerce). The aim is to create an interesting, unique and fun event through the closed streets of Holt. We hope to attract a younger customer with a love for great food, drink and music. THE MAIN EVENT FEATURES WILL BE: - Sunday 21 July, 12-6pm (trader set up from 10am - no access from 11am) - Street Food through the high street, communal dining - Feast market on Fish Hill and Star Plain - DJ sets from Vinyl Vault and The Cromer Soul Club - Family picnic area on Gresham's Pre-Prep Field with entertainment including Maynard Flipflap, The Banana Ukulele Band plus games and storytelling

Rare bird eggs stolen in Winterton

Police are appealing for information after the theft of some rare bird eggs in Winterton. Between 15 and 20 Little Tern eggs were stolen in a fenced off area of the beach between 6pm on Wednesday 19 June and 7.30am on Thursday 20 June where the protected species are nesting. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 it is an offence to intentionally take or destroy the egg of any wild bird. Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area between the times stated, or anyone with information, should contact Sergeant Andy Brown at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. FutureFUTURE Dates DATES For Services Available at The Glaven Centre - For Services Available at The Glaven Centre ThistletonCourt, Court, Blakeney. Thistleton Blakeney. Please ring to make & check appointments 01263 740762 Please ring to make & check appointments 01263 740762

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With the generosity of the residents and visitors to Holt John Lewis the Holt Biker collected £133.16 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance outside Barclays Bank in Holt on Saturday 22nd June. Thank you for your support as you never know when you could need the services of the local Air Ambulance. The East Anglian Air Ambulance receives no regular Government support everything is funded from charity donations, in 2017/18 they were tasked with 2,725 missions – many lives were saved! With a total operating budget of £13m per year to develop and deliver the service it needs a lot of small change in the bucket to keep the rotors turning. With thanks to Iain Wilson of Byfords for the space to collect from.


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The Holt Chronicle Issue 429 12th July 2019

Thornage Hall Independent Living 30th Anniversary

The learning journey begins at birth.

As a parent, my hope is that my children will continue to progress and enjoy their learning into a place of work, enabling them to live independent lives, and follow their own path to happiness. But for those born with a learning disability, these most fundamental of expectations are dramatically restricted. For the last few months I have been working with a Norfolk based charity which has been breaking the mould in providing diverse living, working and learning opportunities for adults with a learning disability.

In June this year Thornage Hall Independent Living celebrated 30 years since it opened its doors. In that time the charity has done much to improve aspirations for those with a learning disability and for their families.

Based in the heart of North Norfolk, just a five minutes’ drive from Holt, the charity provides supported living for 27 adults, each of whom hold individual tenancies.

Support is on hand to ensure that they can live independently and that they can pursue working and learning activities of their choosing, and there is quite a choice. A further 30 adults, known as day service users, also travel to the site each week to take part in the working and learning activities.

The charity was formed following the donation of the Hall itself and a 70 acre parcel of land by the 22nd Baron of Hastings, whose second son, Justin, was born with Downs Syndrome. Justin attended a Steiner school in Hampshire and it is this philosophy which provides the cornerstone for the charity.

Rudolph Steiner was the founder of biodynamic farming and of Anthroposophy, a philosophy which holds that ‘a perfectly formed spirit and destiny belongs to each human being’. Everybody who works at Thornage Hall upholds this philosophy, ensuring every adult who lives there, or who attends the day services, are supported to

pursue their own destiny.

On 18 July the charity is holding a Support Worker recruitment open day. This is part of an ongoing commitment to ensure suf ficient skilled and experienced staf f are available to meet the future aspirations of its tenants and day service users.

The 30th anniversary has been marked by the opening of a new activities center and fully accessible communal space, alongside the launch of an ambitious £1m fundraising appeal to build Orchard Lodge. The new building will house four flats, all built to full accessibility standards for those living with a learning disability.

Independent Living, providing equality of opportunity into older age for those who are born with a learning disability.

Orchard Lodge will mark the next chapter in the history of Thornage Hall

Daniel Williams, July 2019

Thornage Hall Independent Living

Support Worker Recruitment Open Day Thursday Thursday July July 18th 2019

Passionate? Caring? Supporting? Following a review of our rotas to ensure an improved work/life balance for staff we are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to join our unique and diverse charity. om Holt, our charity provides supported living for 27 adults, each of whom hold individual tenancies. Support workers ensure that our tenants can live as independently as possible and that they can pursue the working and learning activities of their choosing. We have a number of full and part-time Support Worker vacancies, including weekend shifts, available and are offering potential Support Workers the chance to visit our site, to meet tenants and our current staff teams.

The recruitment day will be split into 3 sessions: • 09.30 - 12.00 • 13.30 - 16.00 • 16.30 - 19.00 In order for you to get the most from your visit we would encourage you to book into one of the sessions that suits you, at which point you will be entered into a free prize draw for a special Thornage Hall produce box. If you can’t book don’t worry, we will still be keen to see you. are passionate about ensuring equality of opportunity for adults with a learning ‘My team are choose. If y ou shar e this passion please come and meet us, disability to live the life that they choose. you share are keen to meet you.’ you.’ we are Sam Loosley, Director of Independent Living. • no: 297496 • Member of Association of Camphill Communities

To book your place or for further information call Christine: 01263 860305 or email: www.rosevill

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Voluntary Norfolk’s Health and Wellbeing Service is funded by the NHS to offer support and companionship to people living in social isolation or facing the challenge of a long term mental or physical health condition. The service matches people suffering from physical or emotional health issues that cause them to be isolated from their community with volunteers willing to help them access interests, pursuits or support services.

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One of our clients is John who suffers from MS and cannot get out of the house without help. Before his illness, John was used to being independent and looking after himself; he took for granted being able to ‘nip out’ to the shops or the garden centre. With his declining health, his mental health started to suffer. John was referred to our service and matched with one of our health and wellbeing volunteers Peter who now visits him for an hour or so a week. John and Peter visit the shops and regularly just go out for coffee. Peter also gives John emotional support to help him better manage his condition. When John isn’t feeling well, they simply watch a movie together. These trips and visits have made a huge difference to John, he feels more positive and motivated and says he feels part of the outside world again!

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If you would like to give your time and talents to make a positive difference to people’s lives, please contact Emma-Louise Hearn, Volunteer Coordinator on 0738 411 5245 or email

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Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival

Sunday 29th September 2019 – Open 11am – 4pm This Year We Celebrate les Automobiles Français Now in its sixth year, the Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival has become one of Norfolk’s most successful and attractively located shows, with over a hundred Classic cars and motorbikes displayed in the beautiful Georgian Market Square. Taking place on Sunday 29th of September, between 11am and 4pm, we will be focusing on French classics to feature the glorious history of these, sometimes eccentric but always innovative, vehicles. French manufacturers have a tradition of developing distinctive designs for mass manufacture - the Citroen 2CV and DS, Renault 16 and 5, Peugeot 404, and Simca 1000 are well loved examples. There were more exotic and rare cars too, such as models from Bugatti, Delahaye and the Facel Vega. While the French motorcycle industry never achieved the success of rivals from Germany, Britain, and Italy, it #developed the iconic Velosolex, ‘the one with the engine mounted on top of the front wheel’. Attend as an exhibitor and join the line-up of some of the county’s finest classic cars and bikes, or as a visitor and stroll through a slice of motoring !" # "" $ % "" & # ' ( history. There will be music in the Kings Arms courtyard, and French)** +( % ( " themed food and drink available in The Dial House and in around the , " - (& "% % ' Market Square. The event is free to the public and it has become one of # "" $ & & & the highlights of the year for classic car fans and local families alike. To register your car, bike or club for the event, contact Hugh or Peter at:: Once accepted, a numbered pass will be sent as confirmation that a place has been reserved for your vehicle. Due to the increasing popularity of the event each exhibitor must display the pass in the windscreen to gain ! ! access on the day. email:


The Holt Chronicle Issue 429 12th July 2019

Where there’s a Will there’s a War?

Miranda Marshall, Director, Hayes + Storr With the number of Wills being contested in the High Court up 25% on recent years, it is more important than ever to secure your last wishes to avoid claims upsetting your legacy plans. The surge in claims is put down to increasingly complex family relationships. The landmark 2017 judgement in Ilott v The Blue Cross overturned accepted legal thinking. In that case Melita Jackson left most of the £486,000 estate to animal charities, but her estranged daughter Heather Ilott made a successful claim against the estate, arguing that her mother had not made reasonable provision for her. The Supreme Court criticised the decision-making process of the lower Court of Appeal in the Ilott case and made some useful points. The Court of Appeal had given little weight to the testator’s clear wishes; which was wrong. While the wishes can be overridden, they are part of the circumstances of the case and must be taken into account. The Court of Appeal thought that charities have no ‘needs’ and therefore, unlike a person, they are not prejudiced if their benefit is reduced. For all Inheritance Act claimants, apart from spouse, ‘need’ is a necessary but not sufficient condition for an order. Awards are limited to maintenance (rather than a lump sum) and so, had an award by way of housing, been appropriate, the right order would be likely to have been a life interest, rather than an outright sum. Cases since Ilott, such as Thompson v Ragget [2018], show that these principles are not being consistently applied by the Courts. As ever, the decisions are specific to the facts but Orders for capital sums by non-spouses are still being made, despite all the guidance of the Supreme Court. Reasons given include such an Order allowing all parties to move on from the estate litigation with all links being severed and the estate being substantial so there was ‘enough to go round everyone’. The closeness of the relationship between the deceased and the beneficiary of the Will has been held to make a difference. Modern legal approaches include setting up a trust which would distribute funds in line with your wishes but could adapt to any change in circumstances instead of sticking rigidly to the Will. Communicating

intentions to family members to avoid unpleasant surprises, appointing a committed and competent executor all help prevent misunderstandings when it is too late. More than ever making a Will is something that must be done with advice and careful thought. It is clear that documenting your reasons for making any testamentary dispositions likely to be unpopular needs professional input and careful documentation. This article aims to supply general information, but it is not intended to constitute advice. Every effort is made to ensure that the law referred to is correct at the date of publication and to avoid any statement which may mislead. However no duty of care is assumed to any person and no liability is accepted for any omission or inaccuracy. Always seek our specific advice. If you would like further advice on this matter please contact Miranda on 01328 710210. If you require advice on any other legal matter call 01263 712835 or email

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OLD AUDIO HI-FI SYSTEM OR SEPARATES OR COMMODORE/ BBC/ATARI COMPUTERS AND GAMES Record player, amp, CD, speakers or parts etc., valve radios, valve equipment, radio parts and valves - used/unused for collector. Also unwanted record collections. 07979 384246

This space could be used to sell your unwanted goods and make you some money. If you’ve got something to sell, LET EVERYBODY KNOW. Email your FOR SALE items to: or leave the details in The Holt Chronicle collection box in Feeney's Newsagents, Holt and we will advertise it for you FREE OF CHARGE if the item is for £300.00 or less, 30 words Maximum. Items above this amount, or if you would like to include a photograph, will incur a charge. Vehicles, cars, caravans, trailers, boats, property, business etc not accepted without charge. Animals - pets, livestock, live fish etc not accepted. Please contact Jo on 01263 821463 for further details.

MOTORCYCLES, SCOOTERS, MOPEDS Japanese, British bikes etc. Anything considered, any condition, MOT failures, non-runners etc. 07811 574822



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2 SMALL UNITS AVAILABLE TO LET AT BAYFIELD HALL, IN STABLE YARD Would be suitable as Artists Studio, Office or Workshop. Sizes are 241 sq ft and 312 sq ft. Fibre Broadband to the premises available. For viewing please call 07748 981816 or

FILING CABINET BY BISLEY. 4 shallow drawers, 1 deep drawer with runners for files. 28" H X 19" W X19"D. Excellent condition. Suit home office or studio. CANON FAX MACHINE, full working order. Offers. Tel: 01263 862976. TUB CHAIR; antique leather; W 32” x D 30” seat height 19”; Originally from Aldiss; v.g.c. £45. Narrow gold framed FULL LENGTH MIRROR 54”x18” £20. Bespoke painted shaker style KITCHEN CORNER UNIT; tapered display shelves 28” x DW13” x D 16” £15. Holt 713069. M: 07836 345001. PORTABLE MOBILITY SCOOTER. Seat folds flat to fit into boot of small car. Battery operated, rechargeable. Complete with basket and covers. (useful if visiting big outside shows). £280. Men’s Linen Jacket. New men’s summer jacket, cream, size 44s (Tu) £30. 01263 587449. Small Free Standing TUMBLE DRIER. External 19½” x 19½” x26½” High. £10. Phone 07810 918297. SONY VIDEO CAMERA. In carry case. Handyman Vision CCD-TRV36E. £150. 01328 822101. TOOL TRUNK. Boxes, allen keys, saws, spanners, electric drill, twist drills. Going semi retired. OVER 60 ITEMS FOR GARDEN, ENGINEERING DIY WORK. £75 lot. May split. Tel 01263 710067. 3 Seater Light Brown PATTERNED SOFA and MATCHING ARMCHAIR almost new. £70 or near offer. Buyer to collect (Bodham). 01263 588751. VAX PLATINUM CARPET CLEANER, bought from John Lewis in June 2019 cost £249. Used once. £50. 01263 710124. KESA PROLINE CHEST FREEzER, 98 liters capacity. Very Clean. £40 ono. Can deliver. Photo 01263 712141. After 5 o’clock. LADIES FALCON 15GEAR CYCLE. Room Needed – Offers. ELECTRIC HEDGE TRIMMER – Free. Telephone 01263 712115. Parker Knoll 2/3 SEATER SETTEE in excellent condition £150.00. Old Charm OAK SIDEBOARD £100. 01263 712033.

TGA TRI-PACER ELECTRIC TRICICLE, Royal Blue, with front basket, battery in top box and mains charger. Very little use and in good condition. Buyer collects. £600 o.n.o. Please call 01263 833866 after 6 pm. BOXES OF CAR BOOT ITEMS: electrical, plumbing/shower, kitchen unit fixings, sundry toys and other items- £15 lot. ANTIqUE GLADSTONE BAG by Middlemore and Lampugh, Birmingham. Front has initials MML. Leather hard but should be restorable. £35. 3 DUNLOP TENNIS AND 1 BROWNING SqUASH RACKETS, all with covers £20 lot. Photos on request. 07768 057960. S/STEEL KITCHEN SINK, one and half bowl ‘Rangemaster’ no tap hole £50. Double oven built in Electrolux good working condition £75. INTEGRATED FRIDGE Indesit good working condition £50. Two pine kitchen BAR STOOLS seat height 68 cm, width 40 cm, depth 38 cm £35 each, £60 for the pair. 30 bottle PINE WINE RACK with drawer-height 81cm, width 59 cm, depth 25 cm. £75. 07889 685651. LAWN MOWER – Hayter Harrier 41-375A Autodrive VS. In need of attention Hence £50. 01263 860585. MANGAR BATHING CUSHION, in working order. A pneumatic cushion which lowers and raises you in and out of the bath! See £100. 01263 822241. ARTEXING EqUIPMENT - good quality. In excellent new or little used condition and most in original boxes. 3 x Stipplers 330x330, 200x150 and 150x100, large 7" water brush, 7" bark roller, Swirl brush 150x60, 3xcombs. £55ono 01263 513219. GOLF - Callaway Big Bertha Warbird 3 wood – R/H graphite reg. flex shaft £20.00 Telephone 01263 710616 after 6pm. CANOE - Tyne design wood frame/canvas skin 11ft x 2ft 6ins £50 Telephone or Text: 07502 101679 evenings. Plain green, embossed pattern, 100% WOOL PILE RUG 80 x 150. Like new. £40. (Fakenham) Can ‘whats app’ photo if required. 01328 851891. OFFICE CHAIR, brand new condition, £35.00 ovno. 07500 047732. ROOF BOX, grey/black, approx 5ft x 3ft x 1ft, opens both sides, lockable. £85. 01263 587586. TENT, OEX JACKAL II, £50 ideal for d of e, two man light weight tent as new. 0743 7793109, Briston. Six pointed panels of PICKET FENCING in natural wood, 3ft deep by 6ft long. £15 a panel or £80 for the six panels. 01362 680045. Buyer collects. Large rigid plastic DOG BASKET £5. DOG RAMP £5. 01263 713014. Large, dark, gilt framed MIRROR, approx 39” x 51 “ £15. Selection of quality LARGE SIzE MEN’S SUITS from £10. 01263 713319 or 07767 218617 (Holt). DUROPAL WORKTOP glacial storm, brand new, 2.2m x 60 cm, £15. Buyer to collect. Telephone 01263 731213.


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The Holt Chronicle Issue 429 12th July 2019

Gresham’s awards school places to talented students from Eastern England

Two places at Gresham’s School, Holt have been awarded to deserving students from the Ormiston Academy Trust (OAT). Shahd Abdelrahman, Year 11, Ormiston Victory Academy was selected from 29 OAT students across the country and Jasmine Loades, Year 11, Ormiston Venture Academy was chosen amongst 28 students from her school. The Gresham’s OAT scholarship was offered to Shahd following a series of interviews at both her own school and Gresham’s; a week-long residential stay at Gresham’s – where she tracked a house 'buddy' and attended their lessons – and a review of predicted GCSE grades. Shahd’s professional ambition is medicine; ophthalmology or neurology, having developed an interest in fine surgery. Shahd has previously received the OAT Einstein Award, standing out amongst hundreds of other nominations submitted by OAT’s 36 academies across the country, and has already submitted research to the General Medical Council about the registration difficulties faced by international medical graduates. She comments: “I would like to thank Gresham’s for giving me this life-changing opportunity, and my academy for all their support. I think that this will open up many Shahd Abdelrahman, Year 11, more doors and allow me to achieve so much – thank you.” Ormiston Victory Academy Jasmine was awarded the Gresham’s Ormiston Venture Academy scholarship by also participating in a week’s residential at Gresham’s, and being interviewed by representatives at her school and at Gresham’s. Her ambition is to become a Paediatric Psychologist, to help children who are struggling with mental health issues. She explains: “Making a difference in one child’s life would make all the study worth it because, if I can change one life, I can change a million. “I am overwhelmed with joy that I have the opportunity to involve myself in the amazing environment that Gresham’s offers, and I am excited to dive right in to the many different activities and experiences. I am so thankful to my family, friends and the teachers that have supported and believed in me, so that I have been able to achieve this. I know that this experience will help me achieve my dreams and I will make the absolute most of it.” Gresham’s Headmaster, Douglas Robb, comments: “We are delighted to welcome two such bright and tenacious individuals to Gresham’s next year. Old Greshamians have achieved great success in many fields, and we look forward to supporting Shahd and Jasmine on what look to be two very extraordinary and impactful journeys too. Both students are on a mission to help others, which is something we really value here at Gresham’s.” For eleven years, Gresham’s has partnered with Ormiston Venture Academy, annually offering boarding places, enabling aspiring students to fully experience independent school life. The OAT scholarship is awarded in partnership with several independent schools and this is the second time Gresham’s has offered a school place.

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Sir Norman Lamb MP for North Norfolk said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;For too long it has been difficult to get a true picture of how our area is doing compared to others when it comes to mental health services. The College has clearly worked hard in developing a resource that finally gives me the information I need to see where services need improving and where they are doing well. I have pledged to use Mental Health Watch to keep a close eye on the performance of mental health services in North Norfolk. This is particularly important given the serious concerns about services locally.â&#x20AC;? Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was fantastic to welcome Sir Norman Lamb MP to the launch of Mental Health Watch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To have the support of so many MPs and Peers at the event shows just how much they value improving mental health services across the country.â&#x20AC;?


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1. Manchester, Newcastle Sheffield and West Ham 2. Juventus 3. Argentina 4. Hibernian 5. Mexico 6. Eric Cantona, Manchester United 7. Hungary 8. Matthew LeTissier 9. Roberto de Matteo (for Chelsea in 1997 against Middlesbrough) 10. Aston Villa Blackpool Cardiff City Huddersfield Town Hull City Leeds United Liverpool Middlesbrough Nottingham Forest Queens Park Rangers Sheffield United Sheffield Wednesday and Tottenham Hotspur

1. How many times have Norwich won the 2nd level of English football? 2. Who was the last English manager to win the Premiership? 3. Which former Wales national manager was recently sacked by Hebei China Fortune? Pic 4. Who are 'The Iron'? 5. Who scored both goals for Liverpool against Arsenal in the FA Cup final of 2001? 6. Which club is a 'Watery Clown'? (anagram) 7. Which country did Eusebio play for? 8. In which country are SC Braga based? 9. Who wore the number eight shirt for Celtic in their 1967 European Cup triumph? 10. Who is the oldest player to win the World Cup?

Fit Together activities

Wednesdays: Norfolk and Western Line Dance, 1.30pm - 3.30pm at St Andrews Church Hall, Church Street, Holt. For more info 01263 715533. Wednesdays: Circuit Training for Older Adults, 3.30pm - 4.30pm at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 58 Cromer Road, Sheringham. Booking essential 07766 259999. Cost £2.50. Thursdays: Badminton, 1.00pm - 3.00pm at Gresham Village Hall. Booking essential on 07748 886417. Walks: Please arrive 20 minutes early if you are new to Fit Together. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07766 259999.

Norfolk Life

Wednesday 17th July – 10:30am – Cley to Blakeney - 4 miles. A flat coastal footpath walk with good views and returning via footpaths through ‘Normal for Norfolk’ countryside. Meet at free CP at village hall. Thursday 25th July – 10:15am - Edgefield - 2.5 miles. Meet at Edgefield Village Hall CP, Norwich Rd, Edgefield, NR24 2AL. Thursday 1st August – 11am - Bodham - 3 miles. Meet at Bodham Red Hart Inn CP The Street, Bodham, NR25 6AD. No dogs. Thursday 1st August – 1:30pm - Holt Town Bookable - 1.5 miles. Meet outside Tourist Info. Centre, 3 Pound House, Market Place, Holt, NR25 6BW. Find own parking. Book on (01263) 519405 by 3pm Wednesday 31st July.

by Richard Shepheard. From castle builder to brick-maker?

Only one of my sixteen great-great grandparents were not born in Norfolk. This was Amos Warren who was born at Lexfield in Suffolk in 1825. Amos did the right thing when he crossed the border to Santon Downham, Norfolk marrying a lady called Eliza Kent, of that village. It didn't matter that he could not read or write because he got his living as a brick-maker and there is still an old lane in the parish indicating where the brick kiln was. But he brought a fearsome surname with him. Consult a dictionary of surnames and the first source of Warren comes from William de Warenne, a kinsman of William the Conqueror, and who had vast lands in England, including in East Anglia, before the Conquest. In those uneasy times, Edward the Confessor, whose mother Queen Emma, was a Norman, had to safeguard himself from the schemes of the Saxon Earl Godwin and having Norman henchman in England was the most potent form of self-preservation. After the Norman Conquest William de Warenne became Earl of Surrey. He was the builder of Norwich Castle and the inspiration behind the unsuccessful campaign to track down and liquidate Hereward the Wake in the fens. Why should I think that it is even conceivable that there is a link between this formidable Norman and my forebear Amos Warren? Amos had twelve children from two marriages and one of his grandsons (through his oldest daughter) a poor man till middle age, inherited money and two parcels of land. One of these was in west-Breckland, Norfolk and the other on the Suffolk coast near Felixstowe. Last September I wrote a little piece called from "Battlefield to Bikeshop?" * about the noble, but extinct, house of de Bohun another of the great names from the Conquest. I was delighted to learn from Mr John Young of Holt that he could trace his family back to Sir Humphrey de Bohun who had married Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, the youngest daughter of Edward I in 1302. ** A vital stage in this was early 19th century researches of Mr Young's forebears the Holmans, shipbuilders of Topsham, Devon who had preserved the line of inheritance.

CHESS PROBLEMS by Dr Cedric Lytton 264. Adams-zhukova, Gibraltar Masters, 2012.

263. Reflexmate in two moves.

264. White to play and win.

To remind you, a reflexmate is a selfmate (White forces Black to give mate) in which either side must mate on the move if he can. Solution to No. 263: 1. f4, threat 2. Re4 Nxe4 mate. Black defends by unguarding e5, with the black Q visiting all four corners in the star variations: 1… Qa8 2. Bh8 Qxh8 and 1… Qh1 2. Kxe5 Qa1; by-play 1… Qe4 2. Bxf5 Qxf5, 1… Qg2 2. fxe5 Qg5, and various other Q moves allow 2. Kxe5 Qc3 or Qb2. Gerry Anderson, the judge, remarked “Perfect construction”. Some solvers like game-positions, some like endgame studies, some (the majority) like direct-mates in two, so for our second half-year we’ll have four of each, with separate prizes for full solutions in each type (any ties decided by draw from a hat). No. 264 is a win in fine style by Michael Adams; difficulty 2½.

I would be highly surprised and delighted if there was any information which might link Amos Warren to William de Warenne in the same way as Mr Young demonstrated with the de Bohuns. In art the most compelling example of the decay of old houses is Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles, but truth is often wilder than fiction, so I hope to learn if the brick maker was the descendant of the castle builder. email:

263. Cedric Lytton 3rd Commendation, British Chess Federation Tourney, 1972.


Solutions to me at 16 Lime Grove, Sheringham NR26 8NX, or e-mail to The Holt Chronicle Issue 429 12th July 2019

Friends of All Saints Gresham welcome visitors and supporters to their 2019 Classic Car Rally and Craft Fair



Following on from their very well supported and successful event in 2018, the Friends of All Saints Gresham are running another Classic Car Rally and Craft Fair on Gresham Village Park and in the Village Hall (NR11 8RT) on Saturday 20 July 2019 There will be a wide variety of craft stalls (both inside and outside the Hall) demonstrating the skills and talent of local craftspeople including handmade jewellery, art, home furnishings, kitchen items, children’s books, handmade cards, pottery, needlework, woodcraft and basketry. Hot lunches, strawberry teas and homemade cakes together with tea coffee and cold drinks will all be available throughout the day. The Broadland Ukes will be playing between 2.15 and 3.30pm and amongst other entertainment, there will be a Bonanza Raffle, face painting and games and quizzes for children (of all ages!) The Village Hall will be open from 11.00am, with cars welcome on the Village Park from 10.30. Judging of the “Best in Show” will take place between 1.00 and 2.00pm, with the prize ceremony, taking place in the Village Hall at 2.00pm. As with last year funds raised from the event will go toward the cost (over £100,000) of urgent repairs to the 1000 year old, round towered, All Saints Church Gresham. This very historic church building is in dire need of roof and tile repairs, a new rainwater disposal system, floor and wall repairs and the repair, including releading, of its windows. The Friends’ principal aim is to preserve the Church building and its amenities for future generations, of villagers and visitors, and to fit the building for an enhanced role within both the immediate and wider Community. The Church has been an integral landmark within the landscape for 1000 years already and the Friends hope that supporters will join with them to ensure that the building continues to play an active and growing role for the next 1000 years. Entry: Adults £3.00. Children (under 18) free. Free parking on site. Further events are planned, including a concert by the Sheringham Shantymen on 26 October, at All Saints Church, starting at 7.30pm; Tickets will be available for purchase on 20 July. For further information please contact Julia Drury, Chair of the Friends of All Saints Gresham Tel: 01263 577794

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Walking with Sheringham Ramblers Dates:

SUNDAY JULY 14th: 9.5-mile walk commencing from Itteringham Village Hall free car park led by Norman (contact telephone no: 01263 825457) WEDNESDAY JULY 24th: 5-mile walk commencing from Holkham Village free car park led by Theresa (contact telephone no: 01263 861633) WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7th: 5.5-mile walk commencing from Weybourne Village Hall donation car park led by Brenda & Graham (contact telephone no: 01263 570084) SUNDAY AUGUST 11th: 9.5-mile walk commencing from Salhouse Station free car park led by Rebecca (contact telephone no: 01692 503122)

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Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return. - E. M. Forster


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The Glaven Charity invites you to enjoy a choice of fundraising walks through the beautiful Glaven Valley on Saturday 21 September 2019

Setting off from the Art Café at Glandford - there is a walk for everyone. A 10k walk follows historic footpaths and bridal paths through the Bayfield Estate, over the Wiveton Downs to the coastal path and back. A gentler but equally glorious 5k circular walk through the Bayfield Estate crosses open farmland, woodland and wetland. Landowner Robin Combe will be on hand to talk about the local bird, insect and plant life. Families with toddlers can enjoy a gentle stroll (1K ) down to Glandford Ford, stop off at The Glandford Shell Museum and climb the hill up to Glandford Church, for some child friendly, creative church brass rubbing. The Glaven Centre in Blakeney provides a local luncheon club, care and companionship for the elderly, and will use the monies raised through the walks to maintain its premises. Glaven founder, the late Dr Tony Allibone, enjoyed walking these paths with their beautiful views. How to take part: You can raise sponsorship for your walk or commit to £10 per walker on the day, or £15 for a Family 1K walk - please email to register. The Glaven Centre is very grateful for your support. All routes are dog friendly. There is ample car parking and The Art Cafe have kindly offered their amenities to walkers.

Walking Rugby is Proving a Great Success at Fakenham

Since its start at the beginning of May walking rugby has gone from strength to strength and is proving very popular across a range of ages and the sexes. The group is typically 40% ladies to 60% men but on occasions the ladies have outnumbered the men; demonstrating that this is very much a mixed sport.

The Walking Rugby Group meets every Wednesday at Fakenham Rugby Club with the first session free. This is a fun team game that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. It is attractive to both ex-players and those who are completely new to the game. Walking Rugby is a much simpler version of the traditional game of rugby. It is much less physical than a standard game of rugby, the aim is to participate, compete and most importantly, for players to enjoy themselves, which everyone seems to do.

All sessions start and finish with some gentle warm-up and warm-down exercises to help with overall fitness levels. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the pace and competitiveness of the game, while former rugby or netball players will welcome the flexibility walking rugby offers. As the name suggests, players must walk, not run but it can still be played at a good pace.

Newcomers are welcome on any Wednesday, but the club will be holding an Open Evening on the 21st August during Fakenham Active Week

Bowls Club needs its Porridge

The bowls club competes against other clubs in various knock out competitions. My latest research is trying to document these competitions – what looks like an easy task, but don’t you believe it! After more than 10 years at the sport I still can’t sort them all out and from time to time another pops up from nowhere. There’s the Fermoy Cup, Bales Cup, Jermy Cup, Top Club, Webb Trophy, County Cups (two varieties) Subsidiary Cup, Colman Cup and so on. Each has its own distinct format - number of rinks, number of woods per bowler, fixed or roving jack and/or gender restrictions. Some play on 1 green, others at home and away; others on a neutral green. Part of the proliferation arises from the two separate governing bodies of Bowls England and the English Bowling Federation. Holt Bowls Club does not always go far in these competitions but this year has had some notable successes. The ladies’ “Top Club” competition is somewhat unusual in that there are four rinks playing different formats – a single, a pair, a triple and a four – a good test of various abilities. Holt is now through to the semifinals where they will have the slight home advantage when they play an ever strong team from Norfolk Bowling Club. A further semi-final awaits the ladies in their County Cup where they will compete in a roving jack / 3 triples match when they play Aldiss Park on their Green in Dereham. Of course, winning in a knock out competition creates an additional fixture to fit in to an already overcrowded calendar, and this year has been particularly tight for the more experienced bowlers. Fortunately the weather does not make matters worse, since matches are played irrespective of the weather. Barry Pilgrim



…... irrespective of the weather.

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‘MY NORFOLK, MY HOLT' with Delaval Astley

The next interview in the ‘My Norfolk, My Holt’ series is with Delaval Astley (owner of Back-to-the-Garden and a former artistic director of the Holt Festival), on Thursday the 25th of July, between 11.00 and 12.00 noon, at Holt Library. Delaval was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1960. Home in those days was London. He came to Norfolk in 1967, his father not wanting to pursue politics any longer, having been in the Conservative government as a whip in 1961-62 and as joint secretary for housing and local government (62-64) when Keith Joseph was the minister. The family estate was here, and he decided to throw his energies into that. Delaval went to Holt primary school for a year and then to Taverham prep school. Subsequently, he went to Radley, Durham University and LAMDA, where he took a three-year acting course and worked in theatre for about 9 years. In 1994, by then with a couple of children, he decided to move from London to Northumberland. He never quite settled there and spent a couple of summers performing Shakespeare in Woodstock, New York. During that time he began to think about moving to Norfolk and in 1998 finally did. He started to take more interest in the farm, but also set up a theatre company which performed at the Auden in the summers of 2000, 2001 and 2002. In 2003, he opened a roadside stall on a disused section of road, close to where the shop is now. That was the beginning of Back to the Garden. In 2009 Rhu asked him to join the board of the Holt Festival, which led to his becoming chairman in 2011 and director for the three years from 2012 to 2014. He likes the marshes and coastal villages but also the ease with which he can get to London. He likes the fact that most things he wants – food, entertainment, friends – are right here. Some of these friends he has known since his teens. He no longer runs any organisation, and he is not a member of anything. He is patron of Camphill Village Trust and of the Camphill Community at Thornage. These sessions are about valuing the contributions of individuals to the life of the community, past and present; about exploring Holt from different perspectives. Participants talk about the Holt and Norfolk they know and love, past and present; how it was when they first knew it, and how it is now, both from a personal and a professional point of view. Recordings of past sessions of “My Norfolk, My Holt' are available as part of the Norfolk Heritage Centre Podcast webpage, which can be found here: Booking for these sessions is recommended and helpful. (Telephone Holt Library on 01263 712202.) The event is free but donations to the library are welcome. Tea and coffee are available. ‘My Norfolk, My Holt’ – is a way of bringing together different members and sections of the community, as well as valuing the place of the library.

August and September ‘My Norfolk, My Holt, takes a summer break. October the 17th – Simon Finch (Voewood and second-hand bookseller) November the 14th – Iain Wilson (Byfords) December the 12th – Martin Garrard (Holt Fish Bar)



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