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Issue 437 8th Nov 2019

Free Fortnightly

The Holt www.holtchronicle.co.uk

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Serving Holt, Sheringham, Wells, Fakenham and surrounding villages


Acupuncture at Holt Holistic Centre

The deadline for Issue 437 is Noon Tuesday 12th November

Alison Courtney BSc Hons Ac I am an experienced acupuncturist working in Holt. I came from a background of nursing and midwifery before becoming an acupuncturist. Acupuncture may be used for a wide range of symptoms so please call me if you would like to know how acupuncture may ŚĞůƉÇ‡Ĺ˝ĆľÍ˜/Ĺ˝ÄŤÄžĆŒÄ‚ĆŒÄžÄšĆľÄ?Ć&#x;ŽŜÄ¨Ĺ˝ĆŒĹ?ĹśĹ?Ć&#x;Ä‚ĹŻĆšĆŒÄžÄ‚ĆšĹľÄžĹśĆšĆ?͘

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5.00 – 8.00: Our hosts for the evening, pictured, will be OLLY DAY

& HELEN McDERMOTT. Both have generously volunteered their time and merriment. Catch Olly at The Cromer Pier Christmas Show – 23rd Nov – 30th December and Helen in Jack and The Beanstalk at Gorleston Pavilion Theatre 12th December – 5th January

5.00: Parallel Dance Troupe – Our own Holt based group of dancers 5.30: The fourth annual PANTOMIME

HORSE RACE – this year an anticipated entry of 10 or more runners and ‘riders’ & presentation of the Sowerby’s Holt Christmas Trophy

KNOWN CAROLS - ALPACAS - FAIRYLAND TRUST – WONDERFUL LANTERNS - CHILDREN / PARENTS / LANTERNS / FANCY DRESS – Everyone is welcome to join the parade, wear a silly hat, bring a lantern and join in the fun! - SANTA WITH MARY & JOSEPH - LOTS MORE!!

6.15: Carols from the stage

6.30: Countdown to THE FIREWORKS – Santa will push the plunger to switch on the lights and set the firework display in motion.

6.45: Music from ‘The Walks’


5.30: Judging for the FANCY DRESS by

Holt W.I. at Holt Methodist Church (start to assemble from 4.45pm) – Best Dressed Child – any theme you like but make it fun!

4.45 – 5.45: then after in BAKERS & LARNERS 6.45 – 7.45:

6.00: Our Town parade from the


Methodist Church to the War Memorial/Stage to include: - METHODIST CHOIR SINGING WELL-


THE FOURTH ANNUAL GREAT PANTOMIME HORSE RACE IS ALMOST UPON US. Wednesday November 13th from 5.00 – 8.00 it’s the HOLT LIGHTS SWITCH-ON NIGHT. Part of the evening’s entertainment will be the sight of some 10 or more panto horses ‘racing’ up and down the high street in an effort to win the coveted SOWERBY’s HOLT CHRISTMAS TROPHY. Pictured is MAX SOWERBY of SOWERBY’S Estate Agents. Sowerby’s have generously donated the funds for the magnificent trophy which will be presented to this year’s winner who will hold the prize for the year. The invitation from the Holt Lights team extends to residents and traders alike – we like to think the whole community might get involved – whilst a Pantomime Horse might not be an easy trick, almost The Holt Chronicle is published by Rose Villa Publications Ltd. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Publishers or the Editors. All material is strictly copyright and all rights reserved. Material, including letters, presented for publication may have to be edited for reasons of space. Page setting by Isaac Cummings-Knight Proprietor Eric Hayton, telephone 01263 821463 email group@rosevillapublications.co.uk

everyone might care to dress up, bring a lantern and a whistle to join the light and sound parade from The Community Centre to the War Memorial – around 6.00pm. Lights on – Fireworks Lit – Entertainment – Christmas Fayre And hope for a rain free evening! WEDNESDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2019 Colin at The Red Dot Gallery

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County Councillor News from County Councillor Sarah Butikofer

sarah.butikofer.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk or 07968 897235

I always enjoy presenting the certificates to our younger residents who have kept up their reading with the Library over the summer holidays. Although a little while since I had the pleasure, I do think they and their parents and guardians deserve a huge round of applause. I always think of reading as the gateway to learning, if you have great reading skills you can learn from so many written materials. This year in Holt alone 72 children took part in the main challenge for primary aged children and another 12 in the early years challenge for pre-schoolers. 5 of the pre-schoolers completed the challenge by reading 6 books and 42 of the primary aged children also completed. Between them, these children borrowed 821 books this summer. I also had the very great pleasure of attending the Holt Community Group Day at the Community Centre a couple of weeks ago. Wow - what a tremendous event with so many varied and interesting clubs groups and organisations represented. It was also fantastic to see so many people visiting the event, if only I had some spare time to join in some of the activities I would so like to. I lost my colleague for a while and later found out she had been climbing the Scout training wall in some incredible heels! It seems we can all take up something new if we only have the time and energy. Tomorrow I will be looking again at the issues of parking on the Hempstead Road and trying to see if we can find any new ideas to tackle the problems we face there. I am also very much looking forward to my visit to the Holt Youth Project to learn more about their work and how we can help. Until next time.....


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News from The Venue

We are so excited to be welcoming a new Café called CHAT to the Centre, starting on 4th November and which will run weekly on a Monday from 9am to Midday. The café is being run jointly by Ceridwen Smee, Holt Community Cafe and The Venue, and is being started to support people with mental health challenges. It will be a donation only café, with all the money raised being used to maintain and improve the service and cover the costs and will be run by volunteers. We recognise mental health as being a huge area in our community which needs much support, and in which community plays a massive role, and as such wanted to facilitate the opening of this important resource for the town. If you would like to be involved, do pop along and talk to us, as we always need new volunteers to keep these important projects going. Another new and exciting initiative starting on 8th November is the New Expressionists Art Group, running on a Friday from 11am to 1pm in the back room of the Centre. Headed up by local artist Beverley Scott MA and myself, we will be exploring and experimenting with many art techniques and approaches, taking a flexible and inclusive approach to making in a really fun and accessible way. We very much want to see people join who maybe haven’t engaged with art before, who maybe think they can’t do it (!) or who would like to challenge their preconceptions about what art is. It’s a free group, but places are limited by space, so please call and reserve you spot early. Also, on the Art front, we have extended the NOVA exhibition for another few weeks, and will be starting a new open submission exhibition entitled Midwinter on 2nd December. We are inviting submissions for this now, so if you fancy seeing your art displayed in the Centre, please get in touch. Our first Art Forum was a great success, with over 50 people turning up to hear a really entertaining and interesting interview by Phil Barrett of Anwen, Lady Hurt, who has also now agreed to be our Patron, which we are absolutely thrilled about! Anwen’s experience and knowledge of the Arts will be a tremendous asset to the Charity, and we look forward to working together on lots of exciting new ventures. Our next Forum is on 22nd November from 7pm to 9pm, followed by our first Theatre show by Anna Mudeka on 23rd November, who was very popular at last year’s Holt Festival – tickets for this great show are only £7.00 and can be purchased from their box office number on 01362 822194. Last but by no means least, the Centre will once again be hosting the Holt Community Café Christmas Day Meal for the fifth year running! It’s always such huge fun, with a great team of volunteers, entertainment, a superb 2 course full Christmas Turkey meal, singing and even the Queen’s Speech. For planning and catering purposes, it’s essential to book your place, so if you fancy having a fantastic Community Christmas this year, please call 01263 713427 or 07789 220256 to reserve a spot. As ever, we make no charge for the meal, but we are always grateful for donations to enable the important work of the Café to continue throughout the year. If you fancy volunteering, call the above numbers or email us on holtcommunitycentre@gmail.com– we’d love to have you on board! Carolyn Burn, Chairperson.


Holt Community and arts centre. Every Monday 9am to 12 pm in the lounge supporting people with mental health challenges great coffee, cakes and company! Run in partnership with Holt Community Café call 01263 713427 or contact via Facebook, (look for Chat – Holt Norfolk) New exciting café has now started at Holt Community Centre, to help to support people with mental health challenges. A joint venture headed up by local resident Ceridwen Smee, Holt Community Café and The Venue, Holt Community and Arts Centre, CHAT is an opportunity to drop in, enjoy relaxed company, delicious drinks and home-made cakes and occasionally enjoy some art workshops, talks and presentations. We have quiet areas as well as social zones and seek to support and encourage people wherever they are on their journey. Why not pop into the Community Centre Lounge on a Monday morning and join us? www.holtchronicle.co.uk



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Thursday 28th November 7.00pm, Cley Village Hall

ENDURANCE 1914 to 1916 “in my grandfather’s footsteps” an illustrated talk by Alan Wordie

Alan Wordie is the grandson of Sir James Wordie, chief scientist and geologist on the Endurance expedition of 1914 - 1916

Drawing on his grandfather’s diaries and recollections, Alan throws a personal and fascinating light on Shackleton’s iconic expedition and the extraordinary rescue of the whole crew following 18 months stranded on Antarctic ice.

Tickets £14 on the door Pay Bar available – doors open at 6.30pm Kindly Sponsored by Holt Travel All proceeds to the Wiveton Church Restoration Fund Organised by the Friends of Wiveton Church Friends of Wiveton Church

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Readers Write....

A column where you can write in. Write to us - share your news or views on issues that concern our community. Just e-mail your letter to info@holtchronicle.co.uk or leave it in THE HOLT CHRONICLE collection box in Feeney's Newsagents. ALL letters must have a contact name, full postal address and telephone number so that we may be able to contact you if necessary but please note that we will publish your name but not your address or telephone number unless requested to do so. PLEASE KEEP YOUR LETTER TO A MAXIMUM OF 300 WORDS so that we may be able to publish it in full.

Please note: The views expressed in this column are not necessarily the views of the editor or publishers of The Holt Chronicle but those of the author's submitting the material.

Holt Hall

Dear Jo, A massive thank you to Holt Town Fair for hosting us at your recent event, at short notice. It was an ideal opportunity for us to make connections with local clubs, businesses and charities in, and around Holt. The day proved to be very successful for us, making approximately 14 new links which we are very excited about and are beginning to follow up on already. Also, a big thanks to our volunteers who went out of their way and gave up their weekend to represent us at the Fair. Kind Regards, The Holt Hall Team

Thank You

Dear Jo, Can I please through your letters page say a BIG thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund who have once again funded the Club for another year. We are so grateful to them as it covers the costs of our rent at the Community Centre and the transport from North Norfolk Community Transport. If anyone would like to join us, we are a social club run by volunteers and meet every Friday morning at The Venue (Holt Community Centre). We serve a two-course hot lunch for ÂŁ5 and can provide transport around the Holt area. If you are interested, please contact Jill on 01263 711149 or Glenys on 01263 710197. Yours sincerely, Glenys Singleton Hon. Secretary, The Holt Friday Club

Holt Holistic Centre

CBT at Holt Holistic Centre; simple but effective. Holt Holistic Centre progresses from strength to strength as it continues to embrace a wider range of therapies to address diverse needs in the community. I offer talking therapies, which kind of speaks for itself! As an integrative psychotherapist I aim to cover a broad range of techniques, including counselling. One current therapy many people ask about is cognitive behavioural therapy or ‘CBT.’ This is very much in vogue, e.g. used throughout the NHS. CBT is a great way of working efficiently and effectively with people of all ages. Why? Because it is so simple; it’s in large part common sense but put into a system. People like this way of working and it demystifies therapy too. Usually CBT predominantly helps by identifying and weeding out things which aren’t working for a person. It’s not there is this ‘new wonder strategy.’ More so, about the process of allowing clarity. CBT will attend to people’s emotions just as any therapy but views them as an accompaniment or attribute of thinking. When emotions are soothed, we may recognize their ‘thinking accompaniment’ more clearly. Simply: to gain complete understanding of emotional attributes and not be so troubled by them. Much of this comes through validation but also in normalising: ‘it is OK to feel that way.’ It is partly to this which is the aim of CBT. A person becomes eligible as their own therapist and not only be able to ‘self soothe’ but also to have sufficient clarity and personal insight. Whilst this may not make ‘life’ easier, it can help dealing with it. I think this is a wonderful thing, especially when a person can go out and also help those around them by using simple principles. Any person can quickly achieve immense improvements to self-understanding through CBT. It partly depends on willingness and desire to change. It is also based initially around trust and belief in the therapy. Like all effective talking therapy, CBT may involve some difficult realisations and powerful emotional release, as in fear, anger, sadness. The very act of releasing emotions is incredibly important to our total health, especially when accompanied by insight. email: info@holtchronicle.co.uk


Thank You

Dear Jo, We would like to thank our wonderful family for the fantastic weekend of our Golden Wedding 4th – 7th October. We were picked up on the Friday morning, by our eldest daughter and her partner and taken to the Methodist church at Holt where we were married for photos. After a visit to the cemetery to put flowers on our parents graves we were taken to the dormy for lunch. After lunch we were taken to ‘Tern’ accommodation on the Kelling Lowes Estate where we were joined by our son and family. In the evening we found our that the adjoining property’s ‘plover’ had been booked for our other daughter and family. A party was held there on the Saturday for 31 family members which included a buffet and a three tier cake. Despite the awful weather on the Sunday, another party had been arranged for friends and neighbours. Although we had seen lots of these people during the year nobody had said a word to us about what was being planned. It must have been the best kept secret of the year! A truly memorable weekend, as we received ÂŁ500 instead of presents which we donated to the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Yours faithfully, Valerie & Trevor Pells

By implication, this involves heightened compassion and a genuine sensitivity to the needs of each other and our world.

Josef Greenfield (chartered counselling psychologist at Holt Holistic Centre).


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The second of a new monthly- Arts Forum

on Friday 22nd of November from 7.00 – 9.00pm at Holt Community Centre with Carolyn Burn Sessions are held in the lounge bar of Holt Community Centre, and are a focused discussion/ interview, lasting about an hour, with a person involved in some significant way with the arts (in the broadest sense). The next session is with Carolyn Burn, fine arts graduate (NUA); Chair of ‘The Venue’ (the relaunched Holt Community and Arts Centre); Chief Operating Officer of the Community Café. Carolyn will be discussing art as a means of changing society for the better. She is a maker, considering anything creative she undertakes to be an expression of herself as an artist. She has been a musician, trod the boards, worked in marketing and hotels, run her own website design company, and helped various charities over the years. She considers social engagement and food to be her media. There will be time, at the end of the interview, to have a drink, mingle, make new contacts, and share thoughts and ideas.


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A LOST WORLD by Leslie Kinsley

BRISTON part 1. As you came up the hill from Melton Constable to Briston there was an open area on the right-hand side that became Eke's Garage. When I was very small, this was where gypsies camped, and I remember one of their horses lying dead in a small hollow there and how scared I felt. Old Mr Eke had his petrol station there later on and made bicycles on the side. He pumped the petrol with a hand crank while wearing a long scarf and with a lit cigarette permanently in his mouth. He would do this till 9.30 at night. He kept a crate of Patterson's beer in his office and would give you a bottle if you asked. Behind the garage, on what is now a new housing estate, there was a slaughter shop. They mostly killed pigs there, generally on a Monday. When the pigs squealed, it really upset passing horses. My first boss had a large horse called Gypsy and I was bringing her down from the field one day when the pigs started up. She dragged me on to the crop beside us. It was cabbages, and she did a lot of damage. My boss was furious with me. The row of council houses just past Eke’s Garage has been there as long as I can remember. Behind ‘Tab’ Brown’s house at the far end of his garden, there used to be a windmill. This was connected to a big metal tank which provided water for the houses. It was locked to stop us youngsters from climbing up there and drowning ourselves. When the water level was low, ‘Tab’ had to set the windmill working to pump more water in. What is now Astley School was my secondary school and I did get a lot of ‘birthdays’ there. You were put on the teacher’s lap and hit with a cane. I have already told you about the lime kiln opposite and the rubbish and night soil thrown in there, but I do wonder what people in the future will think, if they dig it up and find all the brick tunnels. These tunnels were full of wren’s nests. As you went down The Lanes, you came to a coal yard which was owned by Mr Reynolds. He was a Salvation Army man and he followed their creed of kindness. I remember when Elsie and I lived at Thurning and were desperately poor. We had no money for coal and managed by picking up fallen sticks to burn. Mr Reynolds came round and Elsie told him we did not need any coal. He looked in the coal bunker, saw it was empty and put some in. He never gave us a bill for it. He collected his coal from the rail yard at Melton. Each coal merchant had his own heap delivered there. I remember when there was a rail strike and I was sent off in the farm lorry to collect coal from a mine at Desford near Leicester. I went to each railway station locally to leave supplies for delivery by the coal merchants. Behind the coal yard was Balden’s Pit. In those days a pit seemed to attract suicides, particularly of men. Balden’s Pit was thought to be haunted by these and people avoided The Lanes. ‘Fogey’ Fitt, who was a team man with my Father, came in to work one morning ‘shaking like a dog’ after seeing a ghost at the pit. Of course, team men like my Father HOLISTIC CARE FOR ALL THE FAMILY and Fogey started work before it was light. Fogey always walked a long way round after that to avoid walking past the pit.


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

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

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












NUMBER CRUNCHER 18 6 10 9 1 2 = 10

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


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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.

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

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 www.brininghambenefice.org.uk

Every 4th MONDAY of the month (except July, August and December) “The Filling Station” at Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way NR25 6DN. 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: nnfillingstation@gmail.com or call Tasha North on 07825 702360


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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 15th November + Autumn Fayre Every 3rd Friday afternoon in the month. 1–4 pm. This is an event never to be missed, cakes are delicious. STEPPING STONES. Come and join us at our toddler group at Holt Methodist Church! It caters for pre-school children and their parents and carers. We have a coffee or tea and a chat while the children play in safety. We meet on Tuesdays from 9.15 am until about 11 am and it is all free to attend. Do come and join us! CHRISTMAS CONCERT On Friday 29th November with Stephen Lynn 2-4 pm Seasonal Refreshments. Admission Free. Donations Appreciated for Roof Fund. 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.

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The Holt Chronicle Issue 437 8th November 2019

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 email:holtrectory@tiscali.co.uk Assistant Curate: Fr. Stephen Graham Tel. 01263 649985, E: revdstephengraham@gmail.com Parish Office Tel: 01263 713479 E: standrewsholt@btinternet.com website at www.holtchurch.org


8.00am Book of Common Prayer Eucharist 9.15am Said Eucharist at All Saints, High Kelling 10.30am Sung Eucharist 5.00pm Choral Evensong (13TH October) For weekday services, information about bible study groups and church life see notice boards or visit www.holtchurch.org


We are twinning our toilets! Not something you automatically think off when considering making a twinning arrangement. Why not a picturesque French village, or a Caribbean Island, a place renowned for its good wine and cuisine or else its beautiful scenery or location? But a toilet, seriously? You can well imagine the reaction I received when I said we could send a delegation to pay a visit! Yet why not a toilet, when 2.3 billion people in the world don’t have one? That’s 1in 3 people who don’t have excess to a clean, hygienic, safe and private toilet. Hard to believe in the 21st century! But without a proper toilet and clean water, people can become trapped in a vicious cycle of sickness which can lead to days off work, and lack of pay, or days absent from school, or else payment for medicines can lead people into debt, or even the risk of being bitten by snakes or attacked by wild animals if going to the toilet in the open countryside. This year’s Harvest Appeal which has raised well over £300 will help the organization Toilet Twinning to work with local communities in the poorest areas of the world to provide clean water and sanitation and educate people about basic hygienic practices and change behaviour. Working in 30 countries from Africa, to Asia and South America, over 700,000 lives have been transformed by the simple provision of a basic toilet. “Toilets, taps and training are a lifesaving trio that is helping to flush poverty away.” Once the toilets in the parish church hall and in the church are twinned we will receive certificates, with pictures and the coordinates of our twinned toilet to display in our loo’s. So with a little help from google earth you will be to locate their exact position while sitting on the loo! It is not just churches who are getting involved, but schools, village halls, community centres, youth groups, families and individuals. So, if you what to give a family a “loo lease of life” visit www.toilettwinning.org to find out more. Q: “Why couldn’t the police catch the toilet thief? A: Because they had nothing to go on!” Sorry, but couldn’t resist! Every blessing,


Fr. Howard


Funerals: 25th Oct: Raymond Scott 31st Oct: Brian Kendall


8am Book of Common Prayer Eucharist 9.15am Eucharist at All Saints 9.30am Parish Sung Eucharist 10.50am SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE at Holt War Memorial 5.00pm Choral Evensong


Organ Recital: every Wednesday 1.10pm – 2pm Performed by Mark Jones. Saturday 9th Nov ~ MARGALIDA MOLL SALORD “a magnificent performer with a very promising career ahead” will play music by Chopin, Mozart, Debussy & Beethoven. Saturday 23rd Nov 7.00pm Recital of English Song Benjamin Weiland, baritone and Christopher Green-Armytage, piano; programme includes song by John Ireland, Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughan-Williams. Free Admission ~ retiring collection

HOLT LIGHTS SWITCH ON Wednesday 13th November from 6pm

The Parish Church will be open during the evening to welcome visitors. Singing by the Holt Community Choir, St Andrews Church Choir with readings and poems. Mulled wine and mince pies available.

BIBLE STUDY DAY Saturday 23rd November 10am – 3pm The Jesus of St Matthew’s Gospel led by the Revd Dr David Dewey, published author & tutor at the Sheffield Diocese School of Ministry. Cost £5 includes a soup lunch. To book Tel: 01263 713479 E: tandrewsholt@btinternet.com

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The Great Holt Bake Off!

An exciting new project for Holt is coming to The Venue Community and Arts Centre early next year. Taking its inspiration from the popular TV Show, The Great Holt Bake Off is YOUR chance to show the town your great bakes, perfect pastries and sublime showstoppers! Open to children, young people and adults alike, it’s a fun competition to encourage baking skills, create community participation and raise money for 2 great local charities, Holt Community Centre and The Long and the Short of it (Dog rehoming Charity). With experienced local artisan judges, guest chefs, top sponsorship and live weekly judging entertainment it’s going to be a fun and lively way to pass Sunday evenings weekly from February 2nd to April 5th. So, dust off your aprons, brush up your baking skills and start raising sponsorship to join in the fun! All details and downloadable entry forms on the Website www.holtbakeoff.com

Council responding to care market pressures

A new report reveals the pressures facing Norfolk’s care market and how the County Council is responding. Norfolk County Council spends £328m per year commissioning care services for around 17,500 people, the vast majority from independent providers – but the care sector faces rising demand, increasing costs and recruitment issues. Even though the most of these services are not run by it, the 2014 care act requires the County Council to “shape a diverse, sustainable and quality” care market. Councillor Bill Borrett, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Prevention, said: “We rely on private companies to provide the vast majority of care places in Norfolk and they are facing major demand and cost pressures. That’s why we invested an extra £11.3m in the care market last year. “The Council is also extending initiatives like extra care housing, assistive technology and support for carers, so that people can remain independent for as long as possible and spend less time in formal care, as this is what residents tell us they want to see.” Key findings from the report include:

• 12 care homes closed last year, with the loss of 173 beds – often following care quality concerns email: info@holtchronicle.co.uk


• Only four new care homes opened, with 16 beds • There are 2,648 nursing care beds and the council “has difficulties making nursing care placements in most areas of Norfolk” • 76.7 per cent of care providers were rated as good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission – putting Norfolk as 10th out of 11 East of England social services areas • Annual turnover of care jobs is 37 per cent Action being taken by the county council includes: • Investing £29m to develop 2,800 extra care housing units, where people can live independently, with care and support nearby • Norfolk First Response and Norfolk Swift Response, which help people with urgent needs • Reablement, which helps people regain independence following time in hospital • £1.9m on information and advice, to help people stay independent • Work with the NHS on social prescribing, to signpost people to advice and community support • Assistive technology, such as telecare and falls sensors, to help around 3,000 people live at home each year • A direct payments scheme for 2,500 people, enabling them to choose their own care

The report was considered when cabinet met on Monday, 4 November. The meeting was on webcast live and a recording is available on the same channel. The Holt Chronicle Issue 437 8th November 2019

Sheringham North Councillor Brian Hannah Resigns

Cllr Hannah resigns due to ill health and by-election arrangements announced. Following Cllr Brian Hannah’s resignation from the District Council through ill-health, arrangements will now be made to hold a by-election for the Sheringham North ward on North Norfolk District Council. Cllr Hannah has represented Sheringham on North Norfolk District Council for 22 years, and throughout that time has been a champion of community safety issues on the Council. In paying tribute to Cllr Hannah’s service to the community and District Council, Cllr Sarah Bütikofer Leader of the Council and the Liberal Democrat Group said: “Brian has made a very significant contribution to the life of the District Council over the past 22 years, helping many people in his local community of Sheringham and across the wider District. It has been an honour and a pleasure to work with Brian, and I know many across the Council will miss his presence greatly in the Council Chamber. I know it has been a difficult decision for Brian to stand down from his position as a councillor and I would like to thank him for his years of dedicated service”. Arrangements are now being made to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy for a District Councillor for the Sheringham North ward. Notices of election will be published today (24th October), inviting nominations for the vacancy and if contested a by-election will be held on Thursday 28th November. If the election is contested, poll cards will be delivered to all registered electors within the Sheringham North ward advising them of the by-election including arrangements to request a postal or proxy vote and of the polling station for the ward which is at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Cromer Road, Sheringham.

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Hospital charity launches Christmas gift appeal for patients

St Nicholas’ Church, Blakeney

The annual campaign to deliver more than 1,000 gifts for inpatients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Christmas Day has begun, and this year it is even easier to get involved, thanks to local businesses. th The N&N Hospitals Charity’s Send a Smile with Santa campaign delivers presents donated by the public to patients, both young and old, who are unable to celebrate Christmas at home with their families. This year, there are a number of new drop-off points across the county to make it easier for those who want to help and, for the first time, the charity has an Amazon Wish List and a JustGiving page where people can choose a gift or make a small donation which will be used exclusively to purchase a gift for a patient. John Lewis has once again kicked off the donations with the delivery of 45 Jelly Cat cuddly toys – one for each of the babies who will spend Vaughan Williams ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ Christmas in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Extracts from Dvorak Mass in D major Prof Nancy Fontaine, NNUH Chief Nurse, said: “We were overwhelmed by the kindness of people last year and we were able to deliver a lovely John Ireland ‘Greater Love’ present to each of our patients. Vaughan Williams ‘5 Mystical songs’ “Nobody wants to spend time in hospital, and Christmas is so often a special time for people to be with family, and this is why we like to do something to make it a little nicer for our patients. “We really hope that the people of Norfolk will once again support our appeal and help put a smile of the faces of our patients during the festive KELLING CONSORT period.” Presents can be dropped off by Sunday 8 December at NNUH West Atrium Director: Angela Dugdale with Inpatient reception, Cromer Hospital, the Archant offices on Rouen Road, Philip Adams – organ Norwich, and Greater Anglian Norwich Railway Station Customer Sarah Reed (soprano) and Chris Barnes (tenor) Service. Tesco at Harford Bridge is supporting the appeal and presents can be dropped off there and Barnham Broom Hotel, Golf Club and Spa will also be collecting gifts and will give 10% discount on hot drinks in the Sports Bar to everyone who drops off a gift. Retiring collection Gifts can also be taken to the café and farm shop at Old Hall Farm on Blue Bell Langham_Layout 1 12/09/2019 16:17 Page 1 Norwich Road in Woodton. Louise Cook, Head of Fundraising at NNUH, added: “We are delighted that these fantastic organisations are supporting us again and new ones have come on board. “We know from our patients how lovely and unexpected it is to receive a gift on Christmas Day. They don’t need to be expensive gifts – toiletries, puzzle books, chocolates or socks are always greatly received. “We have heard from people who would like to donate a gift but are unable to get out, so we this year we have an Amazon Wish List with small items which can be purchased and will be delivered directly to us, or a JustGiving page where a donation can be made and we will use that to purchase a gift for a patient.” Click here to choose an item from our Send a Smile with Santa list on Starting October till end of March Amazon or to make a donation which will be used to purchase a gift, click (excl holiday dates and Norfolk Restaurant Week) here. come and join us for a All presents should remain unwrapped so staff can ensure that presents are 2 course meal £15 or a 3 course meal £20. individually tailored for each patient, as well as protecting against potential Available lunch and dinner times Mon-Thurs! infection. The hospital would also welcome donations of gift bags and wrapping paper. We are taking part in Norfolk Restaurant week again this year Unfortunately, we are not able to accept homemade gifts, electrical items, Come and sample our showcase menu at discounted prices. sharp objects or any used goods.

November 10 at 5.00pm

Music and words for Remembrance Sunday

Appropriate poetry read by Paul Hands

Win a 2 night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast!

Blue Bell Pub Classics menu is back!

We are also running an exciting competition. To enter all you have to do is dine with us during Restaurant week.

For more information on the appeal please contact 01603 287107 or email fundraising@nnuh.nhs.uk. Please ensure all presents are dropped off by December 8th 2019 to allow time for the hospital to wrap presents in preparation for Christmas Day.

This will get you an entry ticket to our lucky dip prize draw. Prizes include anything from a free drink, a free meal, or a 2 night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast! To claim your prize just dine with us during January or February to see what you have won!

What is a wombat? Something you play Wom with. Yorkshire man to vet: ‘I want you to look at my cat.’ Vet: ‘Is it a tom?’ Man: ‘No, I’ve brought it with me.’ Is Karl Marx really buried in Highgate Cemetery, or is it just a Communist plot? When my orchestra played a concert in Bermuda, the man playing the triangle disappeared. When my Mother offers me a plate full of her Rock Cakes, I usually take my pick ... email: info@holtchronicle.co.uk

We are also now taking bookings for Christmas parties. Early bird bookings made before November get a free glass of bubbly for every guest! Don't forget we are also available for outside catering, just contact us to find out more. For further details on all above see ourwebsite www.langhambluebell.co.uk

To book call us on 01328 830630


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SATURDAY 9th November

CHARITY DANCE AT WEYBOURNE VILLAGE HALL. Sequence, Ballroom, Latin and Line. £4 including refreshments. 7.30pm to 10.30pm. 01328 864404. MOVIE QUIz NIGHT on 7pm for 7.30pm at Lighthouse, Cromer Road Sheringham NR26 8RT. Tables of six welcomed or join a team on the night. Tickets just £6 to include cinema-style refreshments. Raffle and interval refreshments available. Buy your tickets from the Church or call 01263 825155. We look forward to seeing you. SHERINGHAM MUSEUM. 9.30-4.30pm . A programme of events comprising of morning talks and afternoon workshops including one by Des Pawson MBE from the Museum of Rope and Knots. £30 per head or £25 per head for Museum Friends. See website for more details or contact enquiries@sheringhammuseum.co.uk

TUESDAY 12th November

BLUES JAM. 8.30pm. Norwich Blues at the Red Hart, Bodham NR25 6AD.

WEDNESDAY 13th November

ALL SAINTS CHURCH UPPER SHERINGHAM –10.30am to 1.30pm Christmas Fayre. Free Admission. Stalls and Refreshments. FIELD DALLING BIG CHRISTMAS PRIzE BINGO and huge raffle prize at the Village Hall, refreshments available so come and enjoy a good night very popular venue.

FRIDAY 15th November

QUIz NIGHT AT BINHAM CHEQUERS. £15 to include sausage & mash & fruit crumble. In aid of St. Andrews Church Thursford kitchen project. To book your table phone 01328 830297. FIELD DALLING CASH AND PRIzE RAFFLE BINGO at 7 30pm doors open at 6pm at the Village Hall, refreshments available also £50 jackpot prize. We are also taking bookings now for our Xmas bingo on Friday the 13th of December, so ring 01328 830582 seats are going fast. SEASONAL SPECTACULAR ART ExHIBITION at St Margaret’s Church, Church Road, Thorpe Market, NR11 8UA, 11am to 4pm. Friday 15th and Saturday 16th, 12noon to 4pm Sunday 17th November. Rosalie Osborne Gibb will be exhibiting an exciting new collection of artworks, together with prints, cards, mugs and coaster from her paintings. Terrie and Ian Clifft will have for sale a range of beautiful handmade glass and reclaimed oak items. Used books, teas and homemade cakes, free entry and parking, wheelchair accessible and dog friendly.

SATURDAY 16th November

CREATIVE CHRISTMAS FAIR at Weybourne Village Hall, Beach Road, 10.00am until 3.00pm in aid of Yarmouth Greyhound Homefinders. Lovely gifts, goodies and crafts to buy, refreshments and old-time American folk music. COMMEMORATE ARMISTICE DAY with an illustrated talk by Neil Storey entitled. 'North Norfolk in the First World War'. at 7pm in the buffet at NNR Sheringham Station. Booking is essential and tickets are £7. Refreshments available. Tickets are on sale in the NNR Sheringham Shop Station Approach Sheringham NR26 8RA. Daily 10am till 4pm. Enquiries 01263 820800. C.A.T.S. (Catch and Treat Strays) CHRISTMAS FAIR, 10am till 2pm, Hempton Memorial Hall, Fakenham, NR21 7LG. Raffle, tombola, Christmas cards, Lots of lovely gifts, books, toys and puzzles. Refreshments available throughout the event including homemade soup. Contact 01328 878517 for info. JIGSAW DAY starting 11:00am at Copeman Centre, Briston Village Hall, NR24 2LG. Come along to exchange jigsaws. Free entry, refreshments/lunches for sale. Phone Anne on 01263 861004. 7TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAYRE and tabletop sale at Cromer Parish Hall. 10am - 3pm proceeds to Ellen Mezzetti Memorial fund for epilepsy research. Crafts, raffle, tombola tabletop stalls, bacon rolls, homemade cakes, tea and coffee, to book a table phone Liz 07741472627.

SUNDAY 17th November

GREAT SNORING SOCIAL CLUB Tabletop Sale. 9am - 1pm. £5 per table. Refreshments available. To book a table or for further details 01328 821187. FOLK AT THE RED HART, Bodham, 3 pm until 6 pm. Singers, musicians, poets etc. and audience, all welcome. Join in or just listen. It’s free. Further info. Tony Baylis 01263 588781 or tonyandcarmen@btinternet.com

TUESDAY 19th November

The Old School Hall, Hindolveston Road, Fulmodeston. NR21 0Nx. 7.30 p.m. Bar open at 7.00 p.m. “Plant Powered Food”, a talk on British regional, organic and sustainable food by Richard Tenant who for many years has researched connections between food, biodivesity & ecological stability. Raffle. Arranged by the Barney, Fulmodeston & Thursford Food Production Club. £2.00 for non-members. Proceeds for club funds.

WEDNESDAY 20th November

GREAT SNORING SOCIAL CLUB Pudding Club. 8pm start. Pick a winner from a taster of 5 puddings. For further details 01328 820612. CASH and PRIzE Fundraising BINGO for C.A.T.S. (Catch and Treat Strays) Hempton Memorial Hall, Fakenham, NR21 7LG. Doors open 6.30,

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Eyes down 7.30. Also, Christmas raffle. Tea, coffee and snacks will also be available. Contact 01328 878517 for more information. HOLT WI MEETING at Holt Community Centre. Lunch at 12.30 p.m., followed by our Annual Meeting at 2 p.m. when we have to choose our committee for 2020. For more information call 01263 710288.

THURSDAY 21st November

LANGHAM VILLAGE HALL 7PM - the first talk in a series of four winter talks to support the Friends of Langham Dome. Award winning author Jim Ring will talk on “Storming the Eagle’s Nest” – his revelations on the role of the Alps in WW2 as a critical and hitherto neglected theatre of the 1939-1945 conflict. Admission £7.50 to include a complimentary glass of wine (you can also book for all four talks for only £25.00). Pay at the door, but please call 01263 861008 to book a seat or for more information.

FRIDAY 22nd November

GREAT SNORING SOCIAL CLUB Early Doors. Bar opens 6pm. Bring nibbles to share. Further details from 01328 820351. SOUTH CREAKE WAR MEMORIAL INSTITUTE. 7 – 10pm. “Soup and Pudding” within a Quiz Night. Memorial Pavilion, The Green, South Creake, NR21 9PD. £6 pp. please bring along your own drinks. There will also be a raffle. All proceeds go towards the pavilion funds Peter Haywood 01328 823920. CHILLI AND QUIZ FRIDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 7.30pm start in St. Andrews Church Hall, Church St., Holt. Teams of up to 5 people. £12 to include 2 course meal. Bar open. Raffle. In aid of sal@sa St. Andrew’s Sound and Lights appeal. For tickets please phone Paula on 01263 712043 or Parish Administrator 01263 713479. Mon, Thur or Fri mornings.

SATURDAY 23rd November

GREAT SNORING SOCIAL CLUB Early Doors. Bar opens 6pm. Bring nibbles to share. Further details from 01328 820351. BODHAM & BECKHAM VILLAGE HALL TABLETOP SALE. 9.00am – 12 noon. Proceeds to support Parish Church. For information please contact Ann Digby on 01263 588409.

SATURDAY 23rd November cont.

CROMER AND SHERINGHAM CHORAL SOCIETY Directed by David Ballard. Songs Ancient and Modern. Haydn 'Insanae et Venae Curae; Mozart 'Ave

@ The Holt Community Centre Saturday 16th November BINGO NIGHT! Cash Bingo – come and try and win some of these great prizes. Raffle and bar. 7.00 for 7.30pm.

Friday 22nd November A New Art Group begins – the New Expressionists. 11.00 to 13.00 hours, every Friday, free entry. Why not come if you have ever wanted to try expressing yourself in an artistic way. No experience necessary! Friday 22nd November Art Forum – Live interview with a local Artist at 7.00pm. Bar open at 6.30pm.

Saturday 23rd November Live Theatre! Kure Kure Faraway. A tale of ancestry, identity, atavism, diaspora and DNA, with Anna Mudeka. Bar open at 7.00, 7.30pm start. Tickets £7.00, call 01362 822194

Wednesday 27th November Film – “Yesterday”. Imagine a world that has forgotten the Beatles, except for one man. A very funny film about this man passing Beatles hits off as his own. 2.30pm and 7.30pm, with bar.

For more information or to book, please call the Office on 01263 713427 on Mondays to Fridays between 10.00am and 2.00pm. Efforts will be made to check calls at other times when possible. or email us at holtcommunitycentre@gmail.com

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Verum Corpus'; Matthew Coleridge 'Requiem' - East Anglian Premiere. Soloists: Zaire Palumbo, Graham Northwood, Simon Mulligan, Andrew Weeks. 7.00pm, at St Peter's Church, Sheringham. Tickets: ÂŁ15 on the door; ÂŁ12 in advance; Under 18s free. Box Office: 01263 822347. www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

SUNDAY 24th November

xMAS CRAFT FAIR at High Kelling Village Hall (Reg Charity 303989) NR25 6RD. 10am until 2pm. Stalls, refreshments, bar, mulled wine and raffle in a relaxed atmosphere - free entry with free parking. OUR SIxTH CHRISTMAS FAYRE. 10.30am to 2.00pm. Sharrington Village Hall NR24 2AB. Gifts, cards, crafts, photographs, books, animal portraits, Fantastic Festive Beasts, jewellery, cakes, preserves, plants, wreaths and pop-up cafĂŠ.

Antique & Collectors Fair

WEDNESDAY 27th November

WEYBOURNE GOOD COMPANIONS at Weybourne Village Hall at 2.30 pm. Pre-Christmas with music by Gordon. All welcome. Cley Party Village Hall, Cley-Next-The-Sea, NR25Refreshments. 7RJ Raffle. ÂŁ2.50 admission. Postcards ď Ź Victorian & Georgian Ceramics ď Ź Silver ď Ź Jewellery JAzz NIGHT at Byfords, Shirehallď ŹPlain, Holt. Dinner? Drinks? Watches ď Ź Art ď Ź1-3 Ephemera Vintage and much more Come along and soak up the atmosphere. Music starts at 4pm 7.30pm. No Sunday 1st December from 10am until cover charge. Bookings advisable. 01263 711400. Refreshments & food Telephone available throughout the day Admission will be ÂŁ1.00 only with no concessions PRE-LOVED SALE, 9AM- 1PM. Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way, Children underContact 16 will Miranda be admitted free of charge Holt. Refreshments available. Brown 07776 254916. Proceeds Parking will be FREE all day. to East Anglian Air Ambulance. OneCREAKE of those Fairs you just INSTITUTE never know what willâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;turn up SOUTH WARwhere MEMORIAL 10.30am 12 noon. For more information dates call â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coffee Morningâ&#x20AC;? See old friends&orfuture meet new ones for01263 a chat. 502072 Memorial Pavilion, The Green, South Creake, NR21 9PD. Tea, Coffee and Cakes/Biscuits will be available. There will also be four stalls selling cakes, plants, books and Greeting cards. There will also be a raffle with proceeds towards local charities Forthcoming events 438 Peter Haywood 01328 823920.

FRIDAY 29th November

HOLT METHODIST CHURCH. CHRISTMAS CONCERT with Stephen Lynn. 2 -4pm. Seasonal Refreshments. Admission Free. Donations Appreciated for Roof Fund. BINGO! At Weybourne Village Hall, doors open at 7pm, for eyes down 7.30.


HINDOLVESTON at the Village Hall. Saturday 16th November. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ALL IS TRUEâ&#x20AC;? (12) 7.30pm start. Tickets on the door, from Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garage or 01263 860257.

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Saturdagalore. Refreshments available. Admission free. Off street parking Proconsthorpe Village Hall at 7pm. Cash prizes. ÂŁ6. All are welcome. A CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL, at St Andrew's Church, Saxthorpe, NR11 7BJ. 10am - 4pm. LIVE MUSIC - THESE GUYS. 8pm 60s to present at the Red Hart, Bodham NR25 6AD.

SATURDAY 30th November

Sale of handmade crafts at Holt Community Centre. Please come meet different artists and buy in preparation for Christmas. There will be some African Crafts. Table set up: 9am. Open to the public 10am to 4pm. Free entry. To book a table call 07450 718796. St Andrew's Church, Saxthorpe, NR11 7BJ 10am - 3pm. Toys and Tins Service at 3pm where gifts will go to The Salvation Army, followed by a visit from Father Christmas at 4pm

SUNDAY 1st December

Sunday 1st December from 10am until 4pm Antique & Collectors Fair, Cley Village Hall, Cley-Next-The-Sea, NR25 7RJ. For more information & future dates call 01263 502072

ALL SAINTS CHURCH UPPER SHERINGHAM â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6pm Advent Carol Service with the Kelling Consort. St Andrew's Church, Saxthorpe, NR11 7BJ. Seasonal hot and cold refreshForthcoming events ments and stalls. 10am - 4pm. In aid of St Andrew's 437 Church. Admission ÂŁ1.

FRIDAY 6th December

RED HART INN, BODHAM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Quiz night 8pm - ÂŁ2 per person â&#x20AC;&#x201C; teams up to 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Proceeds Rock Bodham Charities. BODHAM AND BECKHAM BYO CHRISTMAS QUIz. The BYO (Bring your own drinks and nibbles) Christmas Quiz takes place in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on Doors open at 7.00pm. Table of four ÂŁ3.00 per entrant. Come along and join in the fun â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all proceeds towards the upkeep of the Village Hall. For a table please contact Harry Bruford on 588122 email: hbruford@aol.com BLAKENEY HARMOUR ROOM December 6th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Halsey House Charity Christmas Ball - Live music, disco and canapĂŠs from Bayfield Catering â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7PM to 11:30 PM December 8th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Christmas Fair â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stalls and crafts etc. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:00 to 5PM January 25th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Burnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night with live music â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 PM to 11PM



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Nick adds Dame role to directing for milestone panto

What’s On... RADIO FUN

Thu 14 Nov - Sat 16 Nov The Little Theatre Players

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

Moss & Robina's African Adventure Sun 17 Nov

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

AMAZING MYSTERIES Thu 14 Nov - Sat 16 Nov

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


7th Dec - Jan 1st

“Dick Whittington and His Cat” will be packed full of upbeat songs, dances, magic and mayhem Prepare to be part of a truly interactive show as you become part of the story. From the creative team that brought you the last 10 years of Family Fun Panto, join us this festive season at the Little Theatre… where the streets are paved with fun!


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Panto dame Sarah the Cook has a three-course role at a Norfolk seaside theatre as it marks a special milestone. Sheringham Little Theatre has been staging its own in-house professional pantos for a decade. And to celebrate, Nick Earnshaw, the man who has directed five of them, is putting on his frock and make-up in a return to the stage as the dame - as well as being director and writer – for the ‘Dick Whittington and His Cat’ show from 7th December to 1st January. Nick was ugly sister Pearl in Cinderella back in 2009 and has since made Nick Earnshaw who is dame, director and Sheringham his second home with regular involvement in the venue’s panto writer of Sheringham’s next panto Dick and summer seasons, as actor and director. Whittington outside the Little Theatre “I am really excited and it’s a dream come true to be dame here,” said the 37year-old self-confessed panto addict who has previously played the Sarah role at Sheffield. “As a child I obsessed with panto. I used to love watching them, but also taping Top of the Pops tunes and working out how to work them into a panto show,” he explained. “When I was at drama school agents would be surprised when they were trying to get me Shakespeare roles, and I was asking about pantos. Theatre director Debbie Thompson said: “Nick has been a popular and key member of the summer and panto teams so having him play the dame this year seemed a great way of marking our 10th anniversary. It should be great fun.” Tickets for ‘Dick Whittington and His Cat’ are on sale now! Nick Earnshaw as dame Sara the Cook is For tickets and info on how to become a friend or member call the box tempted by the scones while getting some office on 01263 822347 or visit www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com lessons from Little Theatre kitchen manager Pam Long

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Star comedy writer behind stage “radio” show

Classic comedy is being re-tuned to raise funds for Sheringham Little Theatre. Radio Fun is a revue show of sketches, songs, “awful jokes and daft poems” done in the style of a live broadcast BBC radio show. It is penned by a double act of renowned television writers, one of whom now lives in north Norfolk, who have created comic lines for stars ranging from Russ Abbott and Kenny Everett to Cannon and Ball and Frankie Howerd. Paul Minett, from Aylsham, and Brian Leveson from Edgware met as advertising colleagues in London. They wrote comedy sketches for charity Tuning in – Amanda Howell, Libby events as a hobby in the 1980s, before it became their profession. Henshaw, Nona Gray and Sarah Westlake Paul explained: “When I worked at EMI records my boss knew we wrote for rehearse the Radio Fun show fun and asked us to write the lyrics for a comedy mother in law song for Les Dawson, which never happened, but we did do a rock and roll one for Russ Abbot in 1981.” That led to writing sketches too – for acts including The Two Ronnies, Brian Conley and Bobby Davro, as well as TV sitcoms such as Up Pompeii, and My Family and screenplays for films including The Booze Cruise which starred Martin Clunes. He added: “When I moved to Norfolk four years ago I wanted to get involved in amateur dramatics, having done it for 30 years in Kent, so I played dad Arthur in the Winslow Boy at Sheringham Little Theatre this year.“Brian and I had already written our Radio Fun review show for charity in Orpington – so when there was talk of a show for the Little Theatre, we thought this would be ideal,” said Paul. The show, featuring music, sound effects and audience interaction, will be performed by a 16-strong cast from the Little Theatre Players, on 14 – 16 A proper pub! November at 7.30pm nightly. Theatre director Debbie Thompson :ƵƐƚŽīƚŚĞϭϰϴďĞƚǁĞĞŶ,ŽůƚΘƌŽŵĞƌ said: “This will be a brilliant show for anyone who loves a good laugh – and :KDW·VRQ#7KH+DUW" dŚĞƌĞ͛ƐƉůĞŶƚLJŐŽŝŶŐŽŶŝŶƚŚĞŶĞdžƚĐŽƵƉůĞŽĨŵŽŶƚŚƐ͕ƚĂŬĞĂůŽŽŬ͙͘ to have such a talented writing team behind it, combined with the cream of dh^zϭϮd,EKsDZͶ>h^:Dϴ͘ϯϬWD-EŽƌǁŝĐŚůƵĞƐ^ŽĐŝĞƚLJ ^hEzϭϳd,EKsDZͶ&K><^/E'Z^Ͷ&ZKDϯWD local actors, raising funds for the &Z/zϮϵd,EKsͶ>/sDh^/Ͷd,^'hz^ϴƉŵ-ĨƌŽŵϲϬ͛͛ƐƐƚŽƉƌĞƐĞŶƚ theatre has already put a big smile on &Z/zϲd,DZͶtZd,D</E'tKZ<^,KWt/d,:z͛͛^^&>hZ^ϮWD our face.” &Z/zϲd,DZͶ,Z/dzYh/E/',dͶϴWD Tickets from the box office 01263 822347 or www.sheringhamlittle The Red Harrtt, Th he Street, Bodham m, NR25 6AD theatre.com. Pictures courtesy Richard Batson

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

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

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The council is proposing a rise of 3.99 per cent for 2020/21. This includes 1.99 per cent for general services and two per cent for adult social care – within Government guidelines. If the council did not raise Council Tax by this amount, it would have to save a further £16.3 million. A 3.99% increase would see the County Council’s share of band D bills rise by £54.27, to £1,416.51. To have your say, visit the page about our budget and make your comments before December 10th. Cabinet will consider the results on 13 January, before full council sets the budget on 17 February.

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Fakenham Choral Society – Cantatas and Carols for Advent and Christmas

A festive feast of music awaits as Fakenham Choral Society presents its annual Christmas concert at Fakenham Parish Church on Saturday 14th December at the earlier time of 5.30pm. Led by Musical Director Mark Jones, the choir and orchestra are joined by the exquisite voices of soloists Angela Brun (soprano) and Tom Appleton (bass) as they celebrate Advent and Christmas with selections from Bach’s most celebrated cantatas. Wachet! Betet!, warning people to be ready for God’s arrival is followed by one of Bach’s most famous works, Wachet auf (Sleepers Awake!). A very familiar tune appears in the third movement; the Lloyds Bank advert. After the interval (where free mince pies will be served), join the choir to sing some popular carols and be surrounded by the thrilling sound of trumpets, flutes, oboes, timpani and strings for two movements from Bach’s Christmas Day cantata Gloria in excelsis Deo. As you can imagine, it’s suitably celebratory! Further treats are in store, including a special arrangement of The twelve days of Christmas by Bob Chilcott. Listen out for eight very different versions of Five gold rings! What better way to get in the holiday mood! Tickets are £12 (paid in advance) or £14 on the door, with under 16s free and available by calling 01485 544335, via choir members, or online at www.fakenhamchoralsociety.org (until mid-day 14th December).


Tony Stace and Andrew Nix are two of the most talented organists and funny guys you could find anywhere, but when you get them together - well, fasten your seatbelts, you are in for a riotous evening! This special, last of the year Briston Organ Show is already booking up fast, because canny live music enthusiasts know a good thing when they see it! The show is at the Copeman Centre, Hall Street, Briston NR24 2LG, on Friday November 15th, starting at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) - advance booking is now essential for our shows as they are proving so popular. Tickets for this double bill extravaganza are just £10 each, and you can book your now by ‘phoning Carol on 01263 860844 - and we can take credit or debit cards too. Our venue is warm and comfortable and has wide level access ideal for disabled music lovers, as well as plentiful car parking right outside the door. Come and join us for this wonderful show - we look forward to seeing you! Proceeds will benefit the Copeman Centre’s fundraising, and the amazing ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital.

Cromer and Sheringham Choral Society Directed by David Ballard- Songs Ancient and Modern

Haydn 'Insanae et Venae Curae; Mozart 'Ave Verum Corpus'; Matthew Coleridge 'Requiem' - East Anglian Premiere. Soloists: Zaire Palumbo, Graham Northwood, Simon Mulligan and Andrew Weeks. Saturday 23rd November at 7.00pm, at St Peter's Church, Sheringham Tickets: £15 on the door; £12 in advance; Under 18s free Box Office: 01263 822347. www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

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In our culture of excess, we could be forgiven for thinking that more is more; in fact, it is very much the case that smaller portions, and better quality, are far better for health long term. The habit of indulging in the ‘buy one get one free’ trap is not a blessing. Fish is not the cheapest ingredient to purchase, but just like meat we should be considering where we buy it, and not just how much can we get. I get my fish from fishmongers locally with good reputations for the best and freshest fish for 2 reasons; I like the personal interaction you get on the High Street, and I like to support local independent businesses. Our buying choices are powerful, and we should use them responsibly if we want to retain our wonderfully diverse High Street. We are blessed in Holt with 2 fresh fishmongers that I definitely don’t want to lose! This is a meal we have once in a while as a special treat. It’s not going to break the bank, but is certainly more than the average weekly meal. Incidentally, fish cooked this way is literally one of the easiest and quickest meals to do; no slaving over a hot stove for hours! It’s also a really impressive meal, with delicate flavours, fresh ingredients and great presentation, and great special occasion or dinner party dish. The trick is not to overcook. Trust the timing, and all will be well! This is also a guilt free way to enjoy chips, counting as one of your 5 a day, with all the indulgence of fries and none of the worry. Push the boat out and serve with a beautiful crisp white wine – my favourite at the moment is Adnams White Burgundy, one of their bestsellers.


Pan Fried Sea Bass with Sweet Potato and Celeriac Chips and Long-Stemmed Broccoli

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North Norfolk Photographic Society

James Kerwin.

How many people do you know who go hunting for derelict buildings? Who enjoy ďŹ nding their way around buildings where you have to be careful to walk where the beams and joists are if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to fall down to the ďŹ&#x201A;oor below? And who have made a speciality of taking photographs of such buildings! One such person is James Kerwin. In his Facebook pages he describes himself as a British ďŹ ne art photographer specialising in hidden & abandoned architecture, travel & location images. And he travels all over the place to ďŹ nd the places he wants for his pictures. James brought his photos to show and accompany his talk to North Norfolk Photographic Society on 16th October â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he titles the talk â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Architecture â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Decadenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. He presently is spending most of his time in Lebanon and Georgia and arranges workshops and extended photography tours to these locations. This is unusual stuďŹ&#x20AC; and, it has to be said, not for the faint-hearted! But however unusual, Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; photos are remarkable. Meetings of the North Norfolk Photographic Society are normally held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month at the Holt Community Centre. For further details please contact the club Secretary, Judith Wells at secretary.nnps@gmail.com or see the club website at http://www.nnphotosoc.org/

Revised Plans for Holt Railway Station

Back in 2015 a group was established at the request of the Board to examine how the Holt site should be developed to complete the original vision of a country goods yard ďŹ rst planned way back in 2004. The design was presented to the Feb 2017 Membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Forum at The Links and was well received; however, the price tag was expected to be in the region of ÂŁ3m or so including all the surrounding street works. Back then there was a realistic prospect of obtaining a majority grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund given its museum and educational purpose. However, all that changed in 2018 when the HLF changed their policy on grants and ceased to make large sums available. This led the Board to reappraise what we can do and at the meeting in September they approved a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bronzeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scheme for Holt rather than the original â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;goldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scheme. So, what exactly is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bronzeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;? It is a scheme that delivers virtually the same output for visitors as the original big scheme but not inside a large B&Q style shed, so it can be built incrementally as funds are available. The original scheme would have required a signiďŹ cant lump of cash even to erect the basic building as there are many competing demands on the railwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ nances! The ďŹ rst part will be arrival of Reedham Jn signal box in late February. This is still subject to conďŹ rming planning permission with NNDC, but we arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expecting any push back as discussions ďŹ rst took place 2 years ago (but we must never assume anything until we have it writing!). The top half will arrive, be repaired and then be erected onto a new concrete foundation. Eventually it will become a â&#x20AC;&#x153;have a goâ&#x20AC;? simulator where visitors can try their hand at Eric Barber (L) and Tony Leach (R) signalling. This will then be joined by a range of other buildings and we are scouring the county for abandoned pw huts that we could dismantle and move to Holt and re-erect next to the box. So, over a period of time the yard area will be ďŹ lled by a range of buildings that allows us to demonstrate all the aspects of railway working. There will need to be a new buďŹ&#x20AC;et building and Holt Foot Clinic Ltd. replacement for the institute and the railway cottage will move down from the gate. (This in turn will eventually 01263 711011 allow the buďŹ&#x20AC;er stops of the headshunt to be pushed back towards to road to give us a longer platform 2).Regrettably this has meant that we have not been We W e can help with all foot problems. able to renew the model engineerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lease that falls due in January and they W We e provide a range of treatments have to ďŹ nd a new home.  Ć&#x201D;IRRWFDUHQDLOFXWWLQJKDUGVNLQFRUQV Ć&#x201D;IRRWFDUHQDLOFXWWLQJKDUGVNLQFRUQV We are also planning to build a superior childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play area in 2020 between  Ć&#x201D;ELRPHFKDQLFDODVVHVVPHQWVRUWKRWLFV Ć&#x201D;ELRPHFKDQLFDODVVHVVPHQWVRUWKRWLFV the turntable and the goods shed. Ć&#x201D;IRRWZHDUDGYLFH Ć&#x201D;IRRWZHDUDGYLFH  And ďŹ nally, the turntable â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Board took the decision to decline the oďŹ&#x20AC;er Ć&#x201D;LQJURZLQJWRHQDLOVQDLOVXUJHU\ Ć&#x201D;LQJURZLQJWRHQDLOVQDLOVXUJHU\  from another railway to buy it and are looking at installation in the corner of Ć&#x201D;KRPHYLVLWVDYDLODEOH Ć&#x201D;KRPHYLVLWVDYDLODEOH  the ďŹ eld behind the water tower subject to a land agreement. This is very $QGLI\RXMXVWQHHGDELWRISDPSHULQJZHGRWKDWWRR $QGLI\RXMXVWQHHGDELWRISDPSHULQJZHGRWKDWWRR much work in progress but is at least moving ahead at last. ) )LQGXVLQWKHROG5DLOZD\7DYHUQ\DUG LQGXVLQWKHROG5DLOZD\7DYHUQ\DUG  6WDWLRQ5RDG+ROW15%6 6WDWLRQ5RDG+ROW15%6

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The Holt Chronicle Issue 437 8th November 2019

Country’s biggest New Year’s Day Firework display celebrates 21 years

All eyes will be on the skies above Cromer Pier on 1st January 2020 as the traditional New Year’s Day Firework display celebrates its 21st anniversary. The event, which started as a one-off display for the new millennium in 2000, was funded by Cromer Town Council and was located on The Meadow - it was a success in terms of local support, and it raised a few hundred pounds for charity. Former Firework Committee Chairman Jim Bond said: “This seemed to be an event that we could do every year, and the following year it attracted a larger crowd. After a few years, the display was moved onto the pier, thanks to North Norfolk District Council's support.” Cromer New Year’s Day Fireworks 2019. R Birnie Since 2000 the event has given out grants totalling over £60,000 to local charities and good causes. “As last year, there will be a torchlight parade from Cromer church before the display. We have a new route and for those who have purchased official merchandise there is a designated area with a grandstand view of the firework display. The annual display attracts more than 10,000 people into Cromer on New Year’s Day with many spending the day in the town for a breath of fresh air and something to eat and drink before the display is fired from Cromer Pier at 5pm. “A local youngster will be leading the countdown as a thank you for the winning drawing she sent to the display organisers after the 2019 event and we will then start the main show and fill the skies above Cromer with an array of effects to wow the crowds and start the year with a bang. The event is free, however there will be bucket collectors out in force on the day to fundraise for the 2021 display. The bucket collection at the 2019 display raised over a fantastic £10,000. Half of this was given out in grants to local good causes and the balance has been used towards funding the 2019 display. Organisers are still looking for volunteers to bolster their official bucket collectors team. Please contact Cromer town council for more information or register at Cromer museum on New Year’s Day from 2pm. Timeline of events: Prior to the fireworks there will be a fun run along Cromer Promenade at 3pm organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners. Starting from the pier forecourt, the run is open to all ages and abilities, with categories for under 13 year-olds, 14-16 year-olds, seniors, and even Fancy Dress. Registration will take place from 2.30pm for a fee of £1. Illuminated merchandise available to buy during the afternoon outside Cromer Museum (next to the Church). Mulled wine will again be served outside the museum, with tea, coffee, and hot soup available in the church from 2pm – 4.30pm. The torchlit procession will set off from Cromer Museum at 4.30 pm, for those who have purchased official torches, to a viewing position on slopes in front of the Hotel de Paris. Local cafés, pubs, shops and restaurants will also be open and other vendors are planning to ensure the crowds who descend on Cromer won’t go hungry. Parking: Visitors are urged to arrive in Cromer as early as possible on New Year’s Day. All three town car parks will be open. Runton Road car park will be charging a fixed charge of £5 per car for all day parking from 2pm on the day. Normal car park fees will apply on all other car parks. Additional car parking will be publicised in advance of the event. There will be no parking available on Cromer Promenade on New Year’s Day. Please note Cromer Pier will be closed from 8am on New Year’s Day until after the display (approximately 7pm) although Tides Restaurant will be open until 4pm. Please see Cromer Town Council website (www.cromer-tc.gov.uk), the event’s Facebook page (‘New Year's Day Fireworks, Cromer’) or Twitter feed (@NYDFireworks and @north_lodge) for updates.

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The Outcome of 4by6 Secret Postcard Auction

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS will be 31 January 2020. If you missed out the first time this is your chance to showcase your works of art and have them purchased by collectors. The funds raised will benefit all local artists wishing to use the exhibition facilities at the church. Up to three postcards can be posted to Katayoun Dowlatshahi, Coach House Barn, North Walsham Road, Northrepps, Norfolk, NR27 9LF. Please ensure your full name is on the BACK of the postcard with your contact details. For further information please email katayounpd@gmail.com

Between 18 and 20 October Thorpe Market Church held a successful fundraising exhibition and auction of postcard-sized original artwork, donated by professional and amateur artists from across Norfolk and beyond. A number of valuable artworks were donated including a handful of work by budding artists from Happisburgh School. With thanks to the generosity of all the artists submitting, we raised a total amount of £1125.80 towards the cost of new exhibition facilities for the church. A fantastic achievement! We would also like to thank the many volunteers who helped hang the exhibition, bake cakes and invigilate over the three days. Much fun was had by all those who took part, bidding on multiple items or outbidding each other for firm favourites. We still have lots of beautiful postcards remaining so have decided to exhibit them during our popular Snowdrop Sunday events in February 2020 for a flat rate to purchase on the day and take home. We would welcome NEW postcard submissions from artists who wish to take part for the February 2020 exhibition. The same terms apply, as long as the artwork is 6by4 inches we accept any 2 or 3 dimensional medium and any theme, whether it is figurative, abstract or conceptual. Sculptural pieces can be exhibited on plinths.

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Ground-breaking ceremony for new Sheringham Leisure Centre

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MY NORFOLK, MY HOLT' – with Iain Wilson Thursday 14th November 11.00am – 12.00 noon

The next interview, in the ‘My Norfolk, My Holt’ series, at Holt Library, is on November the 14th with Iain Wilson (owner of Byfords, The Pigs and The Ffolks Arms amongst other things), between 11.00 and 12.00 noon. Iain was born in Paisley, Scotland and lived there for 11 years. He was one of four children, having three sisters. The family then lived in Torquay for about 7 years, at which time Iain went to, what was then, Leicester Polytechnic to study Business Admin. He says this was something of a stop-gap, giving him thinking time. After Uni he worked for M&S for about 2 years, and for 5 years for his sister at the Old Brewery House, Reepham, meeting his wife, Clair, in his final year. He and his wife then looked for a business to buy, whilst working part-time. They found Byfords (then called ‘Pages’) which wasn’t actually for sale, but in talking to the owner found he was willing to sell, and realised that it fitted their plans perfectly. Why Norfolk? Iain says it has a good balance of everything they were looking for. He loved and loves the fact that it is protected by poor roads, that it is not over exploited or commercialised, and doesn’t come with all the hassle of London. It is not extreme and has lovely countryside and a beautiful coastline. Iain is a leading light in the re-vamped Chamber of Trade, now called ‘Love Holt’, through which he hopes to help shape the town to what is required within a very different on line shopping environment and get to the very root of what makes a great community. He has recently been elected to the Town Council. He lived in the town for about 10 years (now lives in Sheringham), traded at Byfords since Sept 2000, currently directs / owns / part owns 7 businesses turning over £12m and employing 250 staff, has 4 children, 3 of which go to Greshams, with the oldest leaving home at 16 to pursue a career in women’s football. 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: www.thenorfolkheritagecentrepodcast.wordpress.com/my-norfolk-my-holt 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. The next ‘My Norfolk, My Holt, is with Martin Garrard (owner of the Holt Fish Bar), on Thursday December the 12th.

That most iconic word.

Norfolk Life by Richard Shepheard

It is humbling for me to think that I was thirty years old before I heard that most iconic word in the Norfolk dialect, "'bour", expressed correctly and singular that I heard it from a Romany in a pub in Essex. Cheddar had a business in Enfield, Middlesex but he was also a "gryengro" (Romani for horse trader) and kept his beloved horses not far from The Wheatsheaf pub on The Crooked Mile at Waltham Abbey in Essex. It was there that I used to encounter him. Raising his glass of McMullens one evening, he said "That's good beer, 'bour" in a knowing sort of way. I took the cue that it was the Norfolk word and returned the pronunciation as "bore". Cheddar laughed as well he might. He had only heard the word from Norfolk countrymen, when horse trading, whilst I, a Norwich born chap, had only seen it in print where it is spelt erroneously as "bor". It was years after that that I heard from a Norfolk born colleague that the full form of the word is "neighbour" and that he remembered it used in full. A lady might say to someone: "Are you alright, neighbour?". So, it is an easy step to drop the "neigh" and use the second syllable '"bour" ("buh" in effect) which is how Cheddar pronounced it. This conclusion got expert confirmation. The late Adrian Bell, much loved writer of works often related to Norfolk and country life, came to East Anglia to farm, but prior to that had been the crosswords expert for The Times. Like Cheddar, he heard the word "'bour" from country folk and when he saw it reduced in print to "bor" addressed the matter in an article. "Bor", he said, suggested pigs or perhaps the bore in a pipe. The word should be pronounced "half-way between a stutter and a bark as 'buh'", said the wordsmith. When the matter of pronunciation is solved there is still that confusion with the word "boy" often used as an affectionate form of address: "Are you alright boy Dick?”. Boy is given as a synonym for 'bour on dialect mugs, for example. But they are quite distinct, in fact. I put this matter to Lennie King of Hindolveston, able octogenarian, Norfolk born and bred. He gave me a wonderful off-the-cuff example of two passed Norfolk workmen working in tandem. One might say: "Cop a hold a that pole, buh." He threw up his arms in mock horror at "boy" used in this context where it would constitute the ultimate insult! Neighbour is an old English word meaning neighbour or sworn friend and as such, it, and its Norfolk diminutive, has a spiritual significance, which must not be lost sight of.

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Mental health - major new investments and transformation work announced

Millions of pounds of investment into mental health support and care - and some major improvements in services - have been announced in Norfolk and Waveney. It’s all aimed at helping people to prevent mental ill health, or to bolster support that is available when people do suffer an illness. There will be more money for crisis services for adults, more staff in acute (physical health) hospitals and more staff who specialise in helping children and young people, plus workforce training to support staff and enhance their skills. Dr Tony Palframan chairs the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership (STP) Mental Health Forum. He said: “This is great news for service users, families and carers in Norfolk and Waveney. “Earlier this year we launched our new Norfolk and Waveney strategies for both adults’ and children’s mental health, and we are working alongside service users to deliver them. These announcements demonstrate we are beginning to make real progress.” Jonathan Warren, Chief Executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), said: “We welcome this additional investment in mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney. “We are working with our staff, service users, carers and families and other partners, such as GPs, commissioners, local authorities and the voluntary sector, to prevent mental ill health from developing in the first place and to provide effective early intervention when it does.” Children’s and Young People’s Services Norfolk and Waveney has been awarded in excess of £700,000 in funding for four important areas of development for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing support. This extra funding complements changes we are making across our system to the way we support the mental health and wellbeing of 0 to 25 year olds: • Four new Children & Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs), to add to the existing two cohorts of CWPs in our system • Trailblazer funding from NHS England for two Mental Health Support Teams to provide enhanced targeted support to CYP, families and staff in education settings. • The University of East Anglia submitted a successful bid to deliver accredited training for eight new Emotional Mental Health Practitioners who will be recruited to the two Mental Health Support Teams. This enables specialist training to be delivered locally and build local training capacity. • Development funding to work up a larger bid to embed trauma informed practice across Norfolk & Waveney These announcements are in addition to the ongoing development of a new system wide framework and approach for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing support, which is currently being co-designed with the input from professionals, operational staff, system partners, children, young people and families. Adult Mental Health Services The Norfolk and Waveney’s Health and Care Partnership (STP) has won national funding to improve services and support the priorities established in Norfolk and Waveney’s Adult Mental Health Strategy, launched earlier in 2019. The funding will boost mental health services in the following areas: • Over £1.9m in 2019-21 to increase and bolster mental health liaison services at both the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, bringing both hospitals in line with Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to provide ‘Core 24’ standards for patients with mental health needs. Core 24 is a standard within hospitals dedicated to providing 24 hours, 7 days a week mental health support at hospitals by recruiting staff that are focused on a patient’s mental health needs – this can be a mix of liaison psychiatrists, mental health nurses, therapists and administrative staff. • £1.1m over two years to increase staffing levels across Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust’s Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams, focusing on developing 7-day, 24-hour provision across Norfolk and Waveney. • £540k over two years to develop a ‘Crisis House’ service located centrally in Norfolk, aimed at enabling people to access support to


prevent a mental health hospital admission and support a rapid return to their everyday living. This project is being prioritised to ensure a Crisis House can be established and start benefitting local people rapidly. (This is in addition to the Community Wellbeing Hub being planned at Churchman House in Norwich, expected to open in 2020.) • £177k of non-recurrent funding in 19-20 to further develop perinatal mental health services locally, building on the Community Perinatal Mental Health Service launched in 2017. The funding will focus on developing a cross-agency triage system to stream patients into appropriate mental health services that meet their needs, as well as continuing outreach work through local partners Get Me Out The Four Walls. • NSFT has also reopened Yare Ward at its Hellesdon site, a 16-bed acute ward that will be used as an assessment and inpatient unit, and allow patients to receive care closer to their homes and families. • Beds on Yare are being opened gradually to allow staff to get up to speed, and it is expected to have all 16 in operation very soon. The new team supporting the ward includes a psychiatrist, junior doctor, ward manager, nurses, assistant practitioners, clinical support workers, an art therapist, activity co-ordinator and occupational therapist. They also have a discharge co-ordinator working with them, which will speed up assessments so service users get the treatment they need as soon as possible. Local NHS commissioners will continue to fund these developments after the funding from NHS England has been spent. New Personality Disorder pathway Intensive training is also underway at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust to facilitate the roll-out of the personality disorder pathway across Central Norfolk from October onwards. This is the result of the development of NSFT’s personality disorder strategy and working with commissioners to implement a pathway for people with personality problems locally. Mental health commissioners have agreed an investment of just over £800,000 to develop a pathway, initially covering the Central Norfolk area. Early implementation will take place principally in Norwich and will involve NSFT’s three city community mental health teams, Central Norfolk CRHT, and Thurne Ward and Waveney Ward at Hellesdon Hospital.


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Medieval Marriage

she was entitled to divorce him. If a husband kept a concubine, his wife was allowed to punch her.

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

After the Norman invasion things got worse.

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

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

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

The Welsh laws of the same era stated that the grounds for divorce were leprosy, impotence and bad breath (only one of the three was necessary). There was recognition too of the ‘seven year itch’. On divorce after seven years the money in the marriage was split equally. Before the 7 years the division depended on the woman’s status by birth (regardless of the actual size of the common pool of matrimonial property). This presumably meant it was financially risky for a man to marry a posh but poor young woman – much better for him to find a rich but vulgar girl!

Before the arrival of the Normans, if a woman found her husband with another woman, she was entitled to payment of six score pence (about 46p, I calculate) the first time; £1 the second time; and, on the third time


Many of Jane Austen’s novels turn on the importance of marriage to save the family fortunes. Land and real property passed down the male blood-line, so that a widow and daughters would be left destitute without a living male protector. This explains Mrs Bennet’s desperation to hunt down husbands for her five daughters in ‘Pride and Prejudice’. True love didn’t come into it.

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

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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: info@holtchronicle.co.uk 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.

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

Parker Knoll 3-piece suite, Westbury. Large settee, 2 armchairs. Perfect condition, £300. 711809. For sale Samsung 32" TV excellent condition £65. Reason for selling have updated to smart TV. Also, if wanted, we have a Panasonic DVD player. 01263 731972 Aylsham. As new, in immaculate condition, 2 Parker Knoll electric recliner chairs in light brown/ beige check pattern. Buyer collects £100 each or v.n.o. 01263 588176. RYOBI Leaf Blower - new replacement bag for model RBV2800S/RBV3000VP £10.00. 01263 710616 after 6pm. Three-seater settee and armchair in genuine leather. Unused (owner now in care home. Aldiss receipt for £2600. held.) Suit discerning person. £250. Will split £200/£50. Dunlop Agifort brand new industrial wellington boots. Size eleven. Steel toecaps, Suit industrial, agricultural or conservation worker £20. 01328 856456. (Fakenham). White padded lady’s bowls jacket, size 14, keeps out the cold and wind. Any reasonable offers considered. Also, other ladies’ bowls clothing. Get ready for the start of next season. 01328 822412. Filing cabinet. Sturdy metal construction, three shallow drawers, one deep drawer for hanging files. Chrome handles. Suit home office/studio. Very good condition. 01263 862976. Marks and Spencer Super King (183x200 cm), Soft Touch mattress enhancer, new in original packaging, machine washable, polyester filling, cotton cover, half price £37.50, 01328 878 830, Little Snoring. Samsung colour TV 23” £25. Men’s bike (Probike Discovery) good condition £50. 01263 712509. Two gold framed mirrors 37" x 13" and 47" x 13", £10 each. Wicker nursing chair with seat - £10. 01263 826866. Small car trailer - “Brenderup” 4ft x 5.5ft c/w lights, suspension & spare wheel. £125 ono. 01263 712328 evenings. Tesco silver Combination Microwave Oven, Convection Oven and Grill. Clean excellent condition £10. 01328 856889 (Fakenham). Days walking frame with 4 wheels, folds out and locks. Red. Very strong, in good condition. Cost £1400 new, will accept £50 ono. 01263 713509. Music centre cabinet. Old English style. Dark Oak. Half glazed (Leaded). H 114 x W 54 x D 50cm. £40. Radiator cover (requires repainting) H 79cm x W 115cm x D 19cm. £15. Radiator cover (requires repainting) H 82cm x W 85cm x D 19cm. £15. 01263 478361. 2ft 6ins x 6ft z bed metal frame and mattress hardly used. £10. Stag furniture dressing table mirror 3 drawers and stool, beige and white. V.g.c £25. Holt 01263 713347 after 6pm. Collection of records. Classical etc. Real fur jacket, Ladies. Suitable, 40s weekend. Offers? 01263 588523. Black Knee Length Cord Skirt Size 12. £5. 1 Pair Black Patent Knee Length Boots. Size 5. Hardly worn. £20. Pair Brown Ugg Boots Nearly New. Size 5. £20. Phone 07983 178946. Wheeled Shopping Trolley / Bag £5. Lawn Rake. Heavy Duty Path Edger. Elec Drill + Drill Kit. 12ft Tape. Spanners. 3 Hoses. 50+ Items. Suit DIY – Self employed. £60 o.n.o. 01263 710067. Stitchers wonder adjustable, rotating scroll frame on a stand (still in box) £20. Upwords 3D Game of High-Rise Word-Building £5. Moira C (3inch) Grey Handbag £10. 01263 713016. Pashley Ladies Bicycle with 3 speed (black). £95. Chopper Bicycle £40. Large Antique Gold Finished Christmas Tree Stand (4 bolts) £30. Adjusts from 4-6” trunk, sturdy. Tel 01263 741138. Mob 079797 56407. email: info@holtchronicle.co.uk



Old newspapers to light a wood burner. I can collect anytime. 01328 822412. Genuine collector looking for vintage toys especially diecast models. Also low mileage older cars that have been cherished to add to my growing collection. Fair prices paid. Please call Nick on 07710 066828.



at Holt Youth Centre, Old Station Way, Holt. NR25 6DH Cost £10.00 per month All proceeds to Holt Youth Centre Apply to Mrs. J. Alford, Holt Youth Centre 01263 710918


Belle Minimix150 electric cement mixer 110v complete with stand and 3.3KVA twin outlet transformer. Excellent condition £120. Twin adjustable 500W halogen outdoor work lights on stand £15. 01263 713674 Smeg food mixer, pale blue, unwanted gift. £250 o.v.n.o. 01263 715748.

New reports show children's services progress

Norfolk’s care for vulnerable children is performing well and is better than the national average in key areas, new reports reveal. The news comes as the county council’s cabinet considers three reports on how adoption, fostering and children’s homes are performing. Councillor John Fisher, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “We want to make a real, positive difference to the lives of our most vulnerable children and these reports show there is much to celebrate. “Our adoption and fostering services and our children’s homes are some of the best in the country. We’re ambitious to make further improvements and I’m confident that we’re well-placed to do this.” The adoption service – rated as outstanding by Ofsted last year – continues to perform well and placed 67 children with adoptive families last year: •A better than average performance for moving children from care into adoptive families (337 days, compared to a national average of 420) •More children are moved from care and into adoption within six months than the national average (60 per cent in Norfolk, 56 per cent nationally) The fostering service is also performing well – highlights include: •The service is supporting 385 children in our care - a greater proportion of those who are looked after •There are 321 approved foster carers, exceeding recruitment targets •25 fostering ambassadors are boosting recruitment The council runs nine children’s homes – highlights include: •Eight homes are classed as good or outstanding by Ofsted – a higher proportion than the national average (89 per cent, compared to 80 per cent nationally) •This has been instrumental in securing significant additional DfE funding, to implement the No Wrong Door Model of support •The council also runs self-contained supported flats, to help 16 and 17-year-olds prepare for independent living The reports were considered when cabinet met on Monday, 4 November. The meeting was on webcast live and a recording is available on the same channel. The Holt Chronicle Issue 437 8th November 2019

Christmas shoppers invited to support Giving Tree appeal for children in care

Christmas shoppers in Norwich are being given the opportunity to get into the festive spirit by buying a book for a child in care. Norfolk County Council and Waterstones have teamed up again to launch the Giving Tree appeal. Now in its thirteenth year, this popular seasonal project aims to bring joy to the county’s looked after children. The tree, which can be found in the Castle Street branch of Waterstones in Norwich, is decorated with dozens of tags, each representing a child and the book they would like to receive this Christmas. Customers wishing to support the appeal can buy the books which will be wrapped and sent to the children in time for Christmas. Cllr John Fisher, cabinet member for children’s services at Norfolk County Council, said: “Every year this appeal shows the generosity of Norfolk shoppers as they give something back each Christmas. Children in care have often experienced a great deal of adversity in their young lives and this appeal is a great way to support them this Christmas." Last year’s appeal saw a record-breaking response with over 400 books bought, wrapped and delivered to children in care across Norfolk. For those who can’t make it to the shop in Norwich, books can be purchased via email. Send an email with 'Giving Tree Appeal' in the subject line to norwich@waterstones.com. Books should be purchased by Monday 9 December, so they reach children in time for Christmas.

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1. In which city is Scottish club Queens Park based? 2. Liverpool have bought Roberto Firmino for £29M. What nationality is he? 3. Who did Norwich City transfer from Wolves in June 2010 and which two current Wolves players joined them on free transfers? 4. Which English international goalkeeper was known as 'The Cat'? 5. Grant Hanley is Norwich club captain - for which club did he play his first senior league match 6. Who are 'The Mariners'? 7. Who did Celtic beat to become the first British side to win the European Cup? 8. Who followed Mike Walker as manager of Norwich City in 1994? (pictured) 9. Excluding Uniteds, name the 3 teams in England and Scotland that have 2 U's in their name. 10.Southend lost 7-1 at home to Doncaster last month, but what is their biggest loss in league football? Answers in the Next Issue


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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. Tuesday 12th November -10:30am Glaven Valley - 3 miles. Meet at Natural Surroundings CP, Bayfield Estate near Glandford, Holt, NR25 7JN. Tuesday 19th November – 10:30am - Briston Common - 2½ miles. Meet at Briston Playing Field CP, Stone Beck Lane, Briston, NR24 2PS Friday 22nd November -10:30am-Kelling Heath - 3½ miles. Meet at the Kelling Heath CP, Weybourne Road, Holt NR25 7ER Tuesday 26th November -10:30am - Holt Lowes and Country Park 3.85 miles. Meet at Mackay’s Hill CP, Hempstead Rd, Holt, NR25 6DG (CP entrance is near National Speed Limit signs). Printed copies of the full Fit Together programme may be collected from Holt Library.

CHESS PROBLEMS by Dr Cedric Lytton


Walking with Sheringham Ramblers Dates:

271. Leonid Kubbel, Smena, 1916

272. F. Carnuana – P. Harikrishna, Champions Challenge, St. Louis 2019

271. White to play and draw

272. White to play and win

Solution to No. 271: 1.g4 Kxh3 (not 1… a2 2.Kg2 a1Q 3. Bg3 mate) 2. Kh1 a2 3. Bg1! And 3… a1Q,R is stalemate, 3… a1B 4.Bd4! Bxd4 is again stalemate, and 3…a1N 4.Bb6! N-5. Bxc7 Nd4 and 6…Nxc6 is a draw.

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No. 272, the fourth endgame in our current mini-competition, is actually from practical play. Normally bishops of opposite colour lead to easy endgame draws, but here they are a fatal weakness. Difficulty 4.

Solutions to me at 16 Lime Grove, Sheringham NR26 8NX, or e-mail to lestershaw7@gmail.com

“It is my style to take my opponent and myself on to unknown grounds. A game of chess is not an examination of knowledge; it is a battle of nerves.” – David Bronstein

If you wish to bring your dog on any walk, please phone the walk leader beforehand to ensure that it is a suitable walk. email: info@holtchronicle.co.uk

1. 15 Sunderland 2002-3, (17 including 2 games in Championship in the following season) 2. Crystal Palace at (Man City) April 2019 3. Man City 1937-38 4. 11 - Derby County (2007/08) 5. Darwen 1898-99 (division 2) 18 6. Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Brighton, Leicester City and Manchester City 7. Steve Mackenzie (for Manchester City in 1981) and Lawrie Sanchez (for Wimbledon in 1988). 8. Man City 1937-38 9. Davor Suker 10. Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Brighton, Leicester City and Manchester City


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Holt WI October Meeting

Backgammon Summer Open Knock-out

The 2019 Summer Open Knock-out, hosted by the North Norfolk Backgammon Circle, was held at Gresham Village Hall and drew the horrible number of 9 players – so Cedric Lytton dropped out (but three competitors kindly let him play one game for them in their matches to 9 points with cubes). Martyn Guest (Norwich) won the final against Ivan Vorlicek (Aylsham), having just edged a titanic semi-final struggle against Chris March (Briston) which went to 13 games and double match point. Colin Sherriff (Blakeney) won the consolation event for first-round losers, beating Arthur Sinicola (Fakenham) in their own final.

From Condoms to Coffins was the intriguing title of the talk given by Auctioneer Martin Fox MBE to Holt WI at the October meeting. The title came from two occasions; one was when Martin was given 2 large boxes marked Soap, only to discover at the auction that they actually contained condoms and the other when he was listing builder’s equipment. The builder was also an undertaker and there were several coffins in a dimly lit back room. It was all rather creepy and looking in on the top one Martin’s imagination went into overdrive and he felt sure there was something in it and he made a quick exit. Going back with others from the auction house, he was horrified to find a hand move out from the coffin. One of his colleagues had played a trick on him. This was an amusing and highly entertaining talk, and everyone enjoyed it immensely Mr. Fox has travelled all over the world with his work and had so many lively anecdotes to relate. He also gave us a sample of that rapid quick-fire auctioneering for cattle. His charity auctions have helped raise over £350.000 over the years. On Thursday the president and another committee member were invited to lunch by Duncan Baker, to be presented with a cheque for £150 to Holt WI for their input at the 40’s weekend. Duncan was a delightful host and the cheque was gratefully received. On 31st October a Brass Tray event is being held at Holt Community Centre. Other local WI’s are invited and there is a quiz and lovely cakes. New members are always welcome to join this group where they can make friends and enjoy interesting speakers, coffee mornings and other events. Holt WI meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Holt Community centre at 2pm. It ends at 4 pm. The next meeting is on Wednesday 20th November, when it is the AGM. There will be a bring and share lunch beforehand, starting at 12.30.

Left: Cedric Lytton Right: Martyn Guest

Art in the Making

John Patchett is a well-known East Anglian artist, whose pastel paintings are much sought after, both in England and abroad. John was born in Deal, Kent in 1946 and attended Grimsby School of Art, Kingston-upon-Thames College of Art and Brighton College of Art, before settling in Australia where he lived for 19 years. In 1994, he returned to the UK, and settled in East Anglia where he has easy access to some of his favourite locations. ‘Whilst in Holt and as the day was sunny, I decide to set up my easel on the High Street and paint a view which literally had me transfixed due to the amazing light at the time.’ The painting will feature in a Christmas exhibition entitled " Elements" at The Gallery, Lees Yard, in Holt.

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Holt Library

For further information about events and to book please call 01263 712202 or check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/libholt Please check with the library first in case of any changes to events. Children must be accompanied by an adult Special events Taking a stand against scams Wednesday 27th November 11:30 am. Join us at our Friends Against Scams Awareness RSVP: Helen Barwick Email: Helen.barwick@natwest.com Tel: 07711762669 An Evening with Helen McDermott Friday 29th November 7.30pm – 9pm A talk by Helen McDermott, radio and television presenter, best known for her work at Anglia Television. Booking essential. Tickets £5 payable on booking. Refreshments provided. A Holt Library Friends event. Fancy volunteering at your local library? We’ve lots of volunteering opportunities – helping with Bounce and Rhyme, becoming a Friend of the library, helping with Just a Cuppa and lots more! Just contact us for more information! Regular Events Family History Every Tuesday 10am – 12 noon. Drop-in session with Val and Vic our Family History volunteers. Please check with library first. Bounce and Rhyme Tuesdays 10.30am. Stories, rhymes, cuppa and chat for pre school children and their families Natwest Community Banker Drop in Last Tuesday in month 10am – 12 noon - 26th November Computer Support Sessions – help with tablets too Every Wednesday 10am – 12 noon. Book a free ½ or 1 hour session with our Library IT Buddy Stephen Craft and Chatter Every Wednesday 10.00am – 12 noon Chair Yoga Every Wednesday 2 -3pm (check with tutor first in case of holiday). £5.

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To book contact Toni on 07500887725 Barn Owl Book Group and Crime Book Group Check with library for next meeting My Norfolk, My Holt Thursday 14th November 11am Iain Wilson, Byfords Writing Group Normally every third Friday in month– check with library first. 1pm – 3pm. 15th November Just a Cuppa Every Friday 10.30 am – 12 noon. Come and join us for a drink and a chat.

Joie de Vivre

Me Joy de Viver’s punctured! I seem to have lost me spark. ‘Course it doesn’t help I’m old and grey And time has left it’s mark! Me J de V’s deflated, All joy and fun has gone, It doesn’t help ‘Arfritus’ Makes each movement seem hard won! When your Joy de Vee is flattened, It’s hard to raise a smile, Life throws so many punches That you wonder what’s worthwhile. But if I stop to think about The good things, not the strife, Then me J de V gets back to rights, And I gets on with me life! Frances Wraight.

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