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Issue 442 31st Jan 2020

The Holt

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THE HOLT CHRONICLE The deadline for Issue 443 is Noon Tuesday 4th February

The Next Issue will be Published on 14th February 2020

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The Holt Chronicle Issue 442 31st January 2020


Holt’s ‘FEBRUARY FILM FESTIVAL’ Friday February 21st to Sunday the 23rd inclusive

A mini film festival, at ‘The Venue’ Holt Community & Arts Centre, over the weekend of the 21st, 22nd and 23rd February 2020 featuring/ celebrating films connected with Norfolk/East Anglia, increasing the sense of Holt as a festival destination for the arts. Yes, of course, you could just sit at home and watch most of these films on DVD, but there is something about watching a film in company, about sharing an experience – be it laughter, horror, joy, love or surprise – that is special. And something about seeing films on a big screen that adds to the experience and occasion. So, as an antidote to February’s cold and dreary days, and long-drawnout evenings, why not come and share the joy of cinema, in congenial company with food and refreshments available.

Programme Friday the 21st

Tony Britten) (12a) 1hr 39mins, introduced by Anwen Hurt (Producer and Casting Director of the film) 7.00 – 8.00pm – Crowd pleasing curry available Evening

8.00pm – 10pm – ‘Widow's Walk’ (2019) (written and directed by Alexandra Boyd) (15) 1h 37min Sunday the 23rd Morning

11.00am – 1.15pm – ‘Akenfield’ (a film made by Peter Hall) (12) Film 1hr 38mins ‘Akenfield Revisited’ 39 mins 1.00pm – 2.30pm Sunday Lunch (to be booked in advance) Afternoon

2.30pm – 4.30pm – ‘All The King’s Men’ (directed by Julian Jarrold) (15) 1hr 49 mins 4.30 – 5.30pm – Tea and cake available

6.00pm – Opening Reception with drinks and finger food. 7.15pm – Interview with Jonathan Blagrove by Anwen Hurt. with a refreshment break followed by 8.30pm – 10.00pm ‘The Final Reel’ (Directed by Jonathan Blagrove), 1hr 42mins

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5.30pm – 7.30pm – ‘The Go Between’ (directed by Joseph Losey) (PG) 1hr 58mins

Saturday the 22nd

TICKETS – CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY PLEASE

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Available on the door or in advance from The Venue (Holt Community and Art Centre), Osokozi, Tess Ainley, Watson’s and Thoughtful Expressions. £5.00 per film or £30 for a weekend book of 8 tickets. Food and refreshments will be available, before and between film showings, throughout the weekend, so no need to even leave the venue. Call 01263 713427 or email holtcommunitycentre@gmail.com.

10.30am – 12.30 – ‘Lucy Lavers – Return to Dunkirk 75 years on’ (directed by Jeremy Brettingham) with a pre-film discussion, about the project, between Jeremy Brettingham and Simon Garnier (Trustee of Rescue Wooden Boats) Lunch – Soup and cheese scone or quiche and salad. Afternoon

2.00 pm – 4.00pm – ‘Drowning by Numbers’ (directed by Peter Greenaway) (18) 1hr 58mins 4.00 – 5.00pm – Tea and cake available Early Evening

“If it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a pretty clear idea of what was going on.” - Alfred Hitchcock

5.00pm – 7.00pm – ‘In Love with Alma Cogan’ (written and directed by

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County Councillor News

I think this is sufficiently important to repeat the following: Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service is offering free home fire risk checks to vulnerable residents, which includes fitting smoke alarms and helping people to plan an escape route from their home in the event of a fire. Visit the Norfolk County Council website and share this information with any of your family or friends who would benefit from this service.

from County Councillor Dr Marie Strong Wells Division

Norwich Bus Station:

marie.strong@norfolk.gov.uk; 07920 286 597

Update regarding the Independent Local Government Commission for England Review of Norfolk County Council Divisions:

North Norfolk District Council has agreed its Cabinet proposal for submission. It can be found on pages 133-148 of the following document: https://modgov.north-norfolk.gov.uk /documents/g369/Public%20reports%20pack% 2017th-Dec-2019%2018.00%20Council.pdf?T=10

Norfolk County Council proposal will be on its website no later than the week proceeding full council which will meet on Monday 3rd February. Other submissions are expected but as of today no dates to share – watch the press. The deadline for submission to LGBC remains at 11 February 2020. If you miss this date note below the opportunity to participate when the draft proposals are out. As explained previously the LGBC is asking for your view on the electoral review of Norfolk County Council. The review will result in new divisional boundaries across the county. This is your opportunity to say where you think your divisional boundary should be – telling the commission where people in your area go to access local facilities, which areas you identify with as your local community. Look out for draft recommendations planned for May 2020 with a further consultation. Final recommendations are expected to be published in September 2020. The new electoral arrangements will come into effect at the local elections in 2021 and will last for years so have your say and/or check on the draft submissions in May. For more information and interactive maps visit: consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk. Write to: Review Officer (Norfolk), LGBCE, 1st Floor, Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0TL Email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk. Twitter @LGBCE Consultation. Free Fire Safety Check for the vulnerable:

Good news for residents travelling via Norwich Bus Station who have made complaints as to the condition of its facilities. A revamp, delivered by a partnership between Norwich County Council, Norwich City Council and local authorities (TFN – transport for Norwich) will see toilets and waiting areas refurbished. Improvements are also to be made to external lighting and additional outdoor seating provided. Real-time bus service information will be available as TFN trial new voice-activated technology. The project will cost £995,000 from a share of a multi-million pound government pot. (There is no planned closure during the four-month work and temporary toilets will be available.)

Better Broadband for Morston:

A new fibre enabled cabinet has been installed in Morston. If you live in Morston and would like to investigate Superfast broadband packages please contact your current internet service provider or an alternative provider. (Moving from ordinary broadband to superfast does not happen automatically and nor is it compulsory. So you can stay or move as is best for you.) The following Ofcom site provides a list of accredited broadband service providers:

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/advice-forconsumers/costs-and-billing/price-comparison

All good wishes Marie

County Cllr Dr Marie Strong. Wells Division. Wells County Council Division presently consists of: Barshams & Houghton St Giles, Binham with Cockthorpe, Blakeney, Brinton with Sharrington, Field Dalling & Saxlingham, Glandford with Letheringsett, Great Snoring, Great & Little Walsingham, Hindringham, Holkham, Langham, Morston, Sculthorpe, Stiffkey, Stody with Hunworth, Thornage & Little Thornage, Warham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Wighton, Wiveton

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News from The Venue

We are really excited to be welcoming a number of newcomers to our family of regular User Groups at the Centre this year. We have Line Dancing Classes on Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings with Lisa, new Exercise Groups on a Monday with Annabel, 2 new Daytime Art Classes starting with Tom on Tuesdays and Cora on Thursdays, a monthly new Creative Crafts Market on the ďŹ rst Saturday of every month beginning on 1st Feb, new specialised counselling sessions for eating disorders with Pippa in the back room on a Monday and a Podiatrist Clinic on Thursdays twice a month – Phew! It’s wonderful to see the Centre being utilised by so many diverse groups and ventures. For more information about any of these groups pop into the centre or call. We are in the midst of setting a new website up, www.thevenueholt.com, which is live but currently in progress, and hope that you can bear with us as we get it up and running! We are thrilled to be presenting our ďŹ rst Film Festival this month, from 21st to 23rd Feb inclusive, screening a wide selection of great ďŹ lms, all with a connection to Norfolk and East Anglia. You won’t get a chance to see these ďŹ lms on the big screen easily anywhere else, so grab this opportunity to enjoy locally linked Filmmaking at its ďŹ nest including exclusive Director and Producer Interviews on some days. We have an entire Weekend of Film for you, accompanied by delicious home cooked food, and our newly renovated bar open, so if you buy the Film Festival Special Oer Weekend ticket, you don’t even need to leave the building, and get 8 tickets for the price of 6! Why not get out of the dull weather and indulge in some great escapism, whilst supporting your local Charity into the bargain? There’s not long to go now until The Great Holt Bake O, you can still enter if you’ve missed the date, just download the entry forms from the website, www.theholtbakeo.com and return them with your entry money to Nelson House. If you are not entering but would like to support this great fundraising event, come along on the Live Judging Events, where there’s entertainment aplenty, plus delicious afternoon teas and raes; an altogether very civilised way to go about fundraising in Holt! For more information about any of these events or to get involved, call 01263 713427 or email holtcommunitycentre@gmail.com. Carolyn Burn.

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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.

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Local Football Tournament

KELLING PROBUS CLUB

Every football season the Committee of the Cromer Lifeboat organise a football tournament by inviting 8 local teams to take part. This competition is played at Cabbell Park, Cromer, on Monday evenings on a knockout basis. This is run solely for the purpose of raising funds for our local Lifeboat and each Club happily pays £20.00 each to enter. Many players also donate their match fees to help raise the funds. Last season well over £2,000 was raised by Derek Hinds and his Committee and we, at Holt United (with 7 other Clubs) are very pleased to help by entering a team into the Competition. We are not happy to learn that the Scrooge’s of North Norfolk District Council actually charge the Lifeboat Cup Committee £40.00 to play each match - apart from the final - at Cabbell Park thus depriving them of much needed funds. As this is a Charity what do other readers think about this act on meanness. Yours sincerely David Wright

Littering Cyclists

Dear Jo, I write in response to Mary Moverley’s correspondence, and her assumption that litter contaminating our country lanes has “obviously” been discarded by motorists!! I am afraid that more than a fair proportion of that litter is attributable to cyclists. As well as plastic bottles, I have seen cyclists throw confectionary wrappers and take away sandwich boxes onto the verges. Unfortunately for some unknown reason, some cyclists think that the Highway Code, and non littering simply doesn’t apply to them. Rather like ignoring the signs on the flower tubs outside Byford’s which clearly states – “Please do not lean cycles here as it damages the planets”. But they still do it – sheer ignorance. As the old Norfolk saying constantly reminds us – “You can’t put it where it wont go”. Sincerely, Malcolm Mellor

Kelling Probus Club held its January meeting at 'The Dales Hotel' Upper Sheringham on Thursday 16th January. After drinks and buzzing conversation 21 members and two guests sat down to the usual tasty lunch. Vice chair John Whittington welcomed our after-lunch speaker Roger Woodard from Oulton Broad to speak to us on the 157 Infantry Regiment and its hero leader Felix Sparks. A young married man with a young child he told the story of Felix's travel in 500 days with the 'Thunderbirds' an American infantry regiment who landed in Sicily in July 1943 and ended up in 1945 at the end of the war in Dachau. The invasion of Sicily was not easy as the allotted date turned out to be stormy and many live were lost before the regiment could reach the beach. The main opposition were two German divisions of crack troops, although there were also an Italian army present it soon surrendered and Felix and his colleagues fought their way up to the Northern coast of the island and subsequently landed in Southern Italy losing many men on the way. Felix was wounded in this time and recovered in Algiers before he flew back to his regiment to fight on through the length of Italy and Southern France eventually fighting their way up towards Munich. They were ordered to head for Dachau the big concentration camp where they released those remaining and were horrified by the carnage of the inmates. Roger told us Felix ended his army career as a Brigadier General and missed all his friends and colleagues who died in the conflict. Our speaker was thanked by Gary Mitchell for a very good talk. We meet on the third Thursday of each month for lunch and a speaker. Want to come along? ring John Whittington on 01263 820333.

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From Holt Consulting Rooms Healthy Lifestyle: Live 10 years longer

A recent study suggests that a healthy lifestyle can give women an extra 10, and men an extra 7 years of life free from cancer, heart problems and type 2 diabetes. The study was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ 2020; 368: 16669), and the healthy habits were: â&#x20AC;˘ not smoking â&#x20AC;˘ healthy balanced diet â&#x20AC;˘30 minutes moderate activity daily â&#x20AC;˘ a healthy weight â&#x20AC;˘ very moderate alcohol consumption

Women who met at least 4 out of these 5 criteria lived more than 10 years longer than those who did not have these healthy habits, and for men it was more than 7 years longer. The diďŹ&#x20AC;erence was thought to be due to women living longer on average. The lead author, Dr Frank Hu, said the study had â&#x20AC;&#x153;a positive message for the publicâ&#x20AC;?. A healthy lifestyle gives not only more years of life, but better quality of life. This study reinforces what most of us feel to be true, and what many of us aspire to, but often ďŹ nd it diďŹ&#x192;cult to keep to. We know what we should be doing, but keep falling back into unhealthy habits. Those positive New Year resolutions seldom last more than a few weeks. However, it is possible to gain more control, so that you ďŹ nd it much easier to do what you really want to do, without feeling that it's a constant struggle. A combination of CBT and hypnosis helps you to change your thoughts, feelings and behaviour so they are in harmony with your deepest wishes, and it feels natural and easy to live a healthy lifestyle. It enables you to transform yourself from the inside out, to fulďŹ ll your potential, and become the person you really want to be. Contact me for a chat or more information.

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Million-euro training fund helps local lifesaver learn vital skills

A volunteer crew member at Sheringhjam RNLI lifeboat station has had a vital part of their crew training funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Matt Blake, 31, from Sheringham, recently travelled to the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset, to complete the charity’s Crew Emergency Procedures course. Matt was inspired to join up as a volunteer crew member firstly as a young trainee before he went off to university and after completing his degree and subsequently returning to Norfolk he rejoined the Sheringham Crew. The course sees volunteer crew being trained in a variety of crucial subjects such as how to deal with fires aboard lifeboats, how to ‘abandon ship’ in the event of an emergency (with a 4m jump into water), team Sally Collins_Layout 1 06/01/2020 Page 1 survival swimming, coping in 19:08 a life-raft in simulated darkness, how to right a capsized inshore lifeboat, and the importance of lifejackets. It also includes sessions on the correct use of flares, fire extinguishers and throw bags.

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‘Their support is very important to us and it’s fantastic how, so far, over 3,000 of our crew members have benefitted from Lloyd’s Register Foundation funding this part of their training. As only one in ten of our volunteer crew members comes from a professional maritime background, the Crew Emergency Procedures course is crucial in giving our volunteers the training they need and helping keep them as safe as possible while carrying out rescues. It gives volunteers the confidence to save lives even in the most challenging conditions.’

This donation is the latest in Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s relationship with the RNLI, which was recognised in 2010 when it received the Group Supporter Award from HRH Prince Michael of Kent in recognition of its valuable support of the charity.

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Talking about the training, Matt who volunteers as a crewman said: ‘Having been born and bred in a coastal town and witnessing the fantastic work of the local RNLI in saving life at sea I always wanted to become a part of that voluntary service. I love the practical aspect of training where you also learn these amazing the transferables skills.’ Matts training took place in the Sea Survival Centre at the RNLI College, where he was joined by other RNLI volunteer crew members from around Ireland and the UK. The training was funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charitable foundation that helps to protect life and property by supporting engineering-related education, public engagement and the application of research. The Foundation has committed to funding the RNLI’s Crew Emergency Procedures course for a second 5-year period until December 2020. This additional funding of €1,208,400 brings their total support for RNLI crew training to just over €2,804,400* since 2008. More than 3,000 RNLI volunteer crew members have now received the training thanks to Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s funding. Alex Evans, Lifesaving Training Manager at the RNLI said, ‘We are so grateful to Lloyd’s Register Foundation for funding this vital part of our volunteer crews’ training.

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THIS ISSUE’S PUZZLES

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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.

Is your wardrobe prepared for Winter? This week’s wordsearch theme is ‘Winter Clothes’. Between FOUR and TWELVE letters. There are seventeen words in this issue’s CHRONICLE WORDSEARCH. How many can you find?

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

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Tel: 01263 713113

THE CHURCH OF ST. MARY THE VIRGIN, KELLING

Ev ery one welc ome to join us

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

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

LETHERINGSETT CHURCH OF ST. ANDREW

THE SALVATION ARMY, BRISTON

1st Sunday of the month

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.

Holy Communion 11.15 with Hymns 3rd Sunday of the month

Morning Prayer 9.30

BRININGHAM BENEFICE

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

FROM THE RECTOR

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

Dear Friends, Fixing the date of Easter. In an increasingly secular society, the church’s year has less and less significance for many people. Though it remains quite remarkable that the date of the Easter holiday changes each year and is determined by a religious festival. Easter Day which celebrates the resurrection of Christ always falls on the Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox. Christ died on the cross around the time of the Jewish Passover which begins on the night after the spring equinox. This year that full moon occurs on the 8th April and so Easter Day falls on Sunday 12th April. The earliest Easter can be is the 2nd March while the latest it can be is April 25th. The church has long prepared for Easter by encouraging the faithful to keep the holy season of Lent. Beginning with Ash Wednesday on the 26th February, Lent is an invitation to examine the motivation of our hearts and through prayer, study, devotion, worship, penitence and abstinence to seek to grow in our love and knowledge of God and holiness of life. Whether religious or not the idea of taking time out during the year to reflect on life and examine the motivation of the heart is surely not a bad one. We can then make changes where needed, prioritise the important from the trivial, set new goals and aspirations for the year ahead in order that we might live life to the full. In the past few years there has been talk about fixing the date of Easter so that, like Christmas, it remains fixed each year. Of course, the State could fix the date of a Spring Bank Holiday, but I sincerely hope the date of Easter does not become fixed. To do so would be to cut the last ties of our JewishChristian heritage and further the march of secularism upon our society. I quite like the fact that in the 21st century the rhythm of the Church’s year still impinges on our nation’s diary and the date of our Easter holidays is determined by an event that happened over 2000 years and changed the world for ever. Every blessing, Fr. Howard

EVENING CONCERT: Xenia Horne ~ Harpist Saturday 8th February at 6.30 p.m. at St. Andrew's, Holt. An opportunity to experience music for the harp. A licensed bar will be available before the concert and during the interval. FREE CONCERT - donations are invited in aid of StART (St Andrew’s Arts Project).

SPRING FAYRE: Saturday 22nd February 10am -12.30pm Holt Parish Church Hall in aid of St Andrew’s Sal@sa Appeal. (Sound and Light at St Andrews.)

OPEN THE CHURCH FOR MOSES BIG ADVENTURE

Thursday 20th February 2pm – 4pm. A fun filled activity for accompanied children. Come along and get creative and your hands messy and learn about the story of Moses. PARISH PANCAKE PARTY: Shrove Tuesday 25th February from 3pm in the meeting room at St Andrew’s Holt

ASH WEDNESDAY: 26th February 2020 10.00am Said Eucharist at All Saints 7.00pm Sung Eucharist at St Andrews Both services will include the Imposition of Ashes.

HOLT COMMUNITY CHOIR EVERY THURSDAY 6.30pm – 7.30pm In the Parish Church Hall, Church Street. Come along in the New Year to sing, have fun and make new friends. £1.00 per session. Children and students in full time education free. All Welcome. Email holtcommunitychoir@gmail.com

FROM THE REGISTERS

Funerals: 27th January Doreen Hines 30th January Angela Ward

SUNDAY SERVICES

8.00am Book of Common Prayer Eucharist 9.15am Said Eucharist at All Saints, High Kelling 10.30am Sung Eucharist 5.00pm Choral Evensong (2nd Sunday of the month) For weekday services, information about bible study groups and church life see notice boards or visit www.holtchurch.org www.holtchronicle.co.uk

COFFEE MORNING MONDAYS call in for coffee in the meeting room at St Andrews. 10am – 12noon every Monday morning. Always someone to meet and talk to. All are very welcome.

LITTLE LAMB’S PARENT & TODDLER GROUP meets every Wednesday during term time 9.30am – 11.00am in the Parish Church Hall. All parents/carers are welcome to come along and meet with friends and make new ones.

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Against the Tide

collection are a selection of oil paintings by RSMA President, Ben Mowll which portray aspects of tidal influences discovered in Venice, Honfleur and closer to home by the River Thames in London. Two particularly intriguing paintings are oils on board entitled ‘Beached Root’ and ‘Sea Flora’ by Gareth Brown, RSMA. Each are bold contemporary representational works of impressive scale which have been perfectly placed as important show-stopping pieces. Local representation is evident in this exhibition with artworks by Brian Ryder ROI FIEA; Sally Temple AIEA; Bob Brandt FIEA; William Garfit RBA and Kenneth Grant. The title of this exhibition could not be better suited for East Sussex based watercolour artist Felicity Flutter SGFA. Finding inspiration in the sea and all its many moods and changes of weather, Felicity’s paintings reveal the variations she discovers when observing the surfaces of water from flat calm mirror like surfaces to wild foaming waves. Since opening in 1972 the gallery has continued to evolve with ambitious enhancement programmes where initiatives introduced by the Hill family have resulted in award winning recognition. However the recently completed subtle and stylish refurbishment of the gallery by Adrian Hill, where significant investment has taken place with both internal and external presentation, has transformed this contemporary exhibition space into a leading art facility which is continually attracting interest from professional artists throughout the UK. The original founding policy of ‘The Gallery’ remains firmly in place to present high profile exhibitions which are totally accessible and with free admission. For 2020 the opening hours for ‘The Gallery’ have been extended to be fully inclusive from Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm.

The first of several themed exhibitions planned to take place during 2020 at The Gallery, Lees Yard, Holt, ‘Against the Tide’ opens on 18th January and continues until 25th February. Showcasing seascapes and marine themed original works of art, the exhibition is represented by invited members of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and other British artists. The exhibition features nearly 100 original paintings and amongst the

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Holt WI

Holt WI held the first meeting of the new decade on January 15th. After the usual business Roger Jones, a Norfolk Wildlife Trust Ambassador gave a fascinating and informative talk on Orchids of Norfolk, with slides which showed their beauty and great variety. There are 25000 thousand different species of them in the world with 23 of those being found in Norfolk. The Common spotted orchid is one of the most common in Norfolk. Another is the Bee orchid, an attractive and hardy orchid which can grow up to 30cm and can take 5 to 8 years to flower. The flower is unique, with its pink petals and a brown centre which looks like the body of a bee. One such place to find them is Gissing Common which has the ideal conditions for them to flourish. However, it is declining, as are some other species; for example the Marsh orchids at Burnham Overy Staithe which were destroyed in 2013 when storms and high tides caused flooding Other varieties found include the Pyramid which can be found in Hethel 4XDOL¿HG)RRW+HDOWK3URIHVVLRQDO churchyard, the Lesser Butterfly found in Beeston Common, and Creeping Ladies Tresses found in Holkham Wood; just some which can be found here (MCFHP, MAFHP) in our beautiful North Norfolk. Several of our members have already seen them; so, when taking a stroll it’s a nice idea to look for them and if found, 9LVLWLQJ3UDFWLFH take a photo. Telephone: (01362) 680176 After the talk, and the vote of thanks, there was tea and biscuits and voting Mobile 07886 692285 for resolutions and events for the year were suggested. Members will Registered Member of The British Association of Foot Health Professionals decide which ones are appealing. The speaker judged the Christmas card competition and chose a lovely handcrafted one. The next meeting is on February 19th when the speaker will be Jason Raper on the History of the Norwich Theatre Royal and the competition is Postcards of old Norwich. New members are always welcome to these meetings which are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2 pm until 4 pm at the Holt Community Centre; a place to make friends and enjoy talks and outings. The WI is not all “Jam and Jerusalem”!

Jennifer Hannant

Just as I wonder whether it's going to die , the orchid blossoms and I can't explain why it moves my heart, why such pleasure comes from one small bud on a long spindly stem, one blood red gold flower opening at mid-summer, tiny, perfect in its hour. Sam Hamill

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THE FORTHCOMING EVENTS PAGE

FRIDAY 31st January

SOUTH CREAKE WAR MEMORIAL INSTITUTE “SOUP AND PUDDING” WITHIN A QUIZ NIGHT. 7pm – 10pm. Memorial Pavilion, The Green, South Creake, NR21 9PD. Tea, Coffee, Cakes and Biscuits will be available. There will also be four stalls selling cakes, plants, books and Greeting cards. There will also be a raffle with the proceeds going to local charities. Peter Haywood 01328 823920. BINGO! AT WEYBOURNE VILLAGE HALL, doors open at 7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm All proceeds to upkeep of the Harry Dawson Playing Field.

SATURDAY 1st February

CAR BOOT 9:00 AM TO 12.00. Copeman centre. (setting up from 8:00 am) Table £5.00 booked in advance. Contact Jean 01263 860476. GREAT SNORING SOCIAL CLUB QUIZ NIGHT 8pm start. With Mark Campbell. Proceeds to the Air Ambulance. Bar open. Come and test those little grey cells. For further details phone 01328 821187. FABRIC DE-STASH, loads of fabric, sewing and crafts items for sale all at reasonable prices. 1pm till 3.30pm, Taverham Village Hall, Sandy Lane, NR8 6JR. Free entry, tea, coffee and cakes will be available.

SUNDAY 2nd February

GREAT SNORING SOCIAL CLUB BREAKFAST. Come and enjoy a Full English or toast and marmalade if you'd prefer 9am - 11am. For further details phone 01328 821187. GLAVEN SINGS GOSPEL at St Nicholas Church, Blakeney, NR25 7UE. Join us at 6 30pm for one hour of singing favourite Gospel and Spiritual songs. Leader: Claude Scott with soloists Meg Starling and Wyatt Earp. This is a FREE event. Everyone welcome. ALL SAINTS CHURCH UPPER SHERINGHAM – Choral Evensong for Candlemas sung by The Trinity Singers. 5pm. All most welcome.

TUESDAY 4th February

TOADWATCH meeting in the Feathers Hotel at 8pm.

THURSDAY 6th February

“SONGS FROM THE SHOWS” - a concert in the Parish Church. Christ Church, Croxton Road, Fulmodeston. NR21 0LZ, at 7.30 p.m. A concert by students from Gresham’s School arranged by the Barney and Fulmodeston Local History Group to support their project to install in the church a memorial window to commemorated airmen killed when their plane was brought down in the village during World War II. Admission: free – retiring collection in aid of the Church and the Group’s project.

FRIDAY 7th February

Field Dalling cash and PRIZE RAFFLE BINGO on at the Village Hall. Doors open at 6pm starts at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome. £50 jackpot as well.

THE HOLT SOCIETY INVITE you to hear Richard Jefferson give an illustrated talk entitled “Early Norfolk County Maps: A Collector’s Journey.” at 6.00 for 6.30 – over by 8.00 pm - in the Church Hall (next to the Library) in Church Street, Holt. Parking in the car park by the Church is £1 per hour. Take torch to tap in your number plate! OPEN THE CHURCH FOR MOSES’ BIG ADVENTURE. St Andrews Church Meeting Room in Holt. 2 - 4 pm. Do join us for a free informal, children’s craft-based activity afternoon. Refreshments. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

FRIDAY 21st February

BODHAM AND BECKHAM BYO QUIZ (Bring your own drinks and nibbles) Quiz takes place in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.00pm. Table of four £3.00 per entrant. Come along and join in the fun – all proceeds towards the upkeep of our Village Hall. For a table please contact Harry Bruford on 01263 588122 or email: hbruford@aol.com ST SERAPHIM’S IS HOSTING A COFFEE MORNING FROM 10.30 to 12. 30 pm for anyone who is interested in joining our Quiet Garden Days group. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of each month and is a great way of getting to know people in the local community, enjoying the beauty of the garden and get the chance to hear a variety of interesting talks. For further information please contact Sophie Milner, Volunteer Coordinator: Tel. 01328 820610 Email: saint.seraphims@gmail.com BODHAM AND BECKHAM BYO QUIZ. The very popular BYO (Bring your own drinks and nibbles) Quiz takes place in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.00pm. Table of four £3.00 per entrant. Come along and join in the fun – all proceeds towards the upkeep of our Village Hall. For a table please contact Harry Bruford on 01263 588122 or email: hbruford@aol.com Fundraising QUIZ NIGHT for C.A.T.S. (Catch and Treat Strays) at The Gallow, Fakenham Golf Club, Hempton Road, NR21 7NY. Doors open 7pm start time 7.30, £3.00 per person, teams of up to 6. Food will be available but will need to be pre-booked prior to the night. Please contact serenaward@btinternet.com for more information. CLEY VILLAGE HALL - Norfolk-born travel writer and adventurer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent will be giving a talk about her latest book, ‘Land of the Dawn Lit Mountains: A journey across India’s forgotten frontier’. The talk starts at 7 pm, with a paid bar and canapes (included in the ticket price) from

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SATURDAY 8th February

Podiatrist - Katie Oliver will do everything for your feet. Please call the centre to book.

CHARITY DANCE AT Weybourne Village Hall, 7.30 to 10.30. A jolly evening of Sequence, Ballroom, Latin and Line. £4 including refreshments. 01328 864404.

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TUESDAY 11th February

FAKENHAM EVENING WI. ‘Fakenham to Wells’ – ‘A Retrospective View’ with Mr Philip West. Hempton Church Room, The Green, Hempton, NR21 7LG. 7.30 – 9.30p.m. Visitors very welcome - £4.00 incl: Refreshments. Wendy Adams, 01328 862730.

SATURDAY 15th February

GREAT SNORING SOCIAL CLUB RACE NIGHT with bacon baps. Doors open 7pm, first race 7.30pm. Bar open. For further details phone 01328 821187. JUMBLE SALE to be held in Loades Hall 11am —2pm. Fill the bag for £1 event. Hot dogs and bacon rolls will be available. Proceeds to Methodist Church Development Fund. Please note, due to Church building work the Car Parking will not be available. SNOWDROP WALK, on 10.0am until 12 noon, at The Old Rectory, Saxthorpe. Park at St Andrew's Church, NR11 7DG, and enjoy fresh, local croissants, coffee, tea and a variety of stalls, before walking over the road to The Old Rectory garden where you will see many, varieties of snowdrops: £5 In aid of St Andrew's Church.

SUNDAY 16th February

SNOWDROP WALK & POP UP CAFÉ 10am-2pm Thursford St. Andrews Church, NR21 0BN. Walk £4 Brunch £6 Coffee & Homemade Cake £3. In aid of St. Andrews Church. Dogs welcome on leads please. FOLK at the Red Hart, Bodham. 3pm until 6pm. Singers, musicians, poets etc. All welcome. Join in or just listen. It’s free. Further info. from Tony Baylis 01263 588781 or tonyandcarmen@btinternet.com

WEDNESDAY 19th February

HOLT WI MEETING at Holt Community Centre. Jason Raper will talk about The History of the Norwich Theatre Royal. Competition: Historical postcard of Norwich. New members welcome. For more information call 01263 710288.

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Aiden‛s Curry Night - Come and enjoy a wonderful Curry in aid of an orphanage and children‛s home in Cuddalore, Southern India.

Saturday 1st February & every Saturday

Starting 1st Feb - Handmade Creative Market. Street food is available, 30 skilled local artists will be there, there is a drop-in children‛s crafting workshop, lino printing and bookable hand crafting. There is something for everyone, so do pop in. 11.00am to 4.00pm

Monday 3rd February

Therapy - Pippa Denton is a therapist in eating disorders and obesity. Please call for an appointment.

Wednesday 12th February

Cora Cora - Art taster sessions 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Please call 07500 600572 to book.

Wednesday 12th February evening

CASH BINGO – Come and enjoy a friendly evening of Bingo. The bar is open at 7.00pm. Eyes down at 7.30pm.

Monday Mornings

Annabel Greenwood has started new exercise classes every Monday morning with Fitness Pilates at 9.30am and Paracise at 10.30am. £5 each class.

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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On Wednesday, 8th January, 30 members of Weybourne WI gathered at the Dales Hotel, Upper Sheringham, for our first meeting of the new year. We all enjoyed a delicious lunch in the very pleasant surroundings and as always, the room was filled with much chatter and laughter, as members caught up with news following the Christmas break. After the meal was finished, a short business meeting was held, which included a vote to choose the resolution we would like to put forward at the National Federation Annual Meeting. Finally, Celia Howe thanked everyone for attending and wished all members a happy new year. The next meeting will be held at Weybourne Village Hall on 5th February, when we shall be entertained by Barrie Morris, with a talk about the Weybourne Mad Hatter.

Swanton Novers Village Hall Present Friday 22nd March - Harp and a Monkey - Tickets ÂŁ10.00 Friday 29th March - Miranda Sykes - Tickets ÂŁ12.00 Bar on all evenings with ale from Boudicca Brewery Tickets for all gigs available from Chris Armstrong, 01263 860573 or christinearm@hotmail.co.uk

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The Friends of All Saints Church Gresham

All Saints Gresham secures National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant All Saints Gresham, through a sub-committee of its PCC, The Friends of All Saints Gresham, has been successful in their bid for grant funding for their project to repair and renovate and to widen community’s use of the 1000 year old, round towered, All Saints Church in Gresham. Made possible by National Lottery players, the £140,900 project funding received will enable the Friends to implement the two main aims of their project. Urgent works of repair and improvement to the church buildings will be carried out including the installation of a new rainwater dispersal system, external repairs to the north chancel roof, tower, windows and external walls and internal renovation including re-plastering the nave. Work is expected to commence in the Spring of 2020 and to take approximately six months to complete. The improved building will be developed as a community hub, through a programme of events to improve the wellbeing and cohesion of the community in the widest sense, ensuring that as many people as possible can appreciate, understand and enjoy the heritage of All Saints Gresham. The programme of events will include the creation of an online data resource for those tracing their family history, using information from the historic graveyard; a children’s guide to the church, produced by pupils from Gresham Village School; a series of lectures on local history focussing on areas connected with the heritage of the church and a programme of mixed arts courses for those who are sometimes overlooked in society. The churchyard will also be used by the school as an outdoor classroom and the church will be available as a concert and exhibition space for the community. The Friends of All Saints are very grateful to National Lottery players and all those within the local and wider community of Gresham and North Norfolk for their support and previous fundraising for this project. All Saints Gresham will become a warm and welcoming hub, playing an active and diverse role in the life of its community. Commenting on the award, Julia Drury, chair of the Friends of All Saints, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that, thanks to National Lottery players, we’ve received this support, from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. All

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Saints Church has been an integral and iconic landmark within the village and the North Norfolk landscape for more than 1000 years. Now we can really believe our vision will come to fruition: the dry and refurbished church building will provide an enhanced environment both for church services and a wide variety of social, educational and cultural opportunities, for the community and visitors to Gresham, for the next 1000 years”. Telephone: 01263 577849 Website: https://greshamchurchfriends.org.uk

Collective heating oil buying combats winter heating blues – and helps support community projects

With the colder weather of late January and then February on its way, a big worry for many people who live in ‘off-gas’ areas is the cost of heating oil, so a Norfolk charity is encouraging consumers to buy collectively and save money – and help support community projects at the same time. Dereham-based charity Community Action Norfolk runs a collective buying service that helps make buying heating oil less stressful and more manageable. ‘ThinkingFuel’ offers consistently low prices on heating oil by encouraging people to buy as part of a bulk-buy scheme. “Heating oil is an unregulated commodity” explains Community Action Norfolk’s Chief Executive, Jon Clemo. “Unlike mains gas and electricity, there are no rules and regulations or price controls. Oil can be subject to dramatic price fluctuations and you can’t easily buy it in small helpings just when you need it.” Comparing prices for oil is very difficult for the consumer because of fluctuations in price between days, quantities ordered, locations and delivery times. It pays to be part of a collective buying scheme like ThinkingFuel, which are increasingly popular because they offer a fair, flexible and accessible way to buy oil. “Everyone in the scheme gets a really low price on their oil because it’s bought in bulk. All our members pay the same low price per litre no matter how much they order and buying from ThinkingFuel also helps us at CAN support community projects across the county as well as combat fuel poverty in Norfolk.” said Mr Clemo. “We operate ThinkingFuel in partnership with AF Affinity, Anglia Farmers’ buying group, whose expert professional buyers are able to negotiate considerable discounts. The big plus is that, because all our members are buying from the same supplier, they get a very competitive price and we do the ringing round for you, saving you time, stress and making sure you do get a fair price.” ThinkingFuel is already well established with three thousand members across Norfolk. The bulk ordering takes place on two key days each month to maximise savings, which is when members can get the best price, but they can order oil on any working day of the month and still get a competitive price. For more information call 01362 698162 or visit www.thinkingfuel.org.uk and to find out more about the work of CAN in supporting community projects visit www.communityactionnorfolk.org.uk

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New centre for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths given go ahead at Gresham’s School

North Norfolk County Council has granted planning permission for a new centre for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education at Gresham’s School in Holt, Norfolk. The Dyson Building has been made possible by an £19 million donation from Sir James Dyson, Founder of Dyson and former Gresham’s pupil. The donation is in recognition of Sir James’ ties with the School and is an acknowledgment of his gratitude to the School for giving him the financial support to continue his education following the untimely death of his father, Alec, who taught Classics at Gresham’s. The building has been designed by Dyson’s architects Wilkinson Eyre, the first practice to achieve two consecutive wins of both the Lubetkin Prize and the Stirling Prize. Construction will be completed by Kier with other contractors working in partnership to deliver unique aspects of this state-of the-art building. Construction will commence in Easter 2020 and the building will be completed by September 2021, in time for the start of the new academic year. Douglas Robb, Gresham’s Headmaster, said: “The Dyson Building represents an aspiration jointly held by Sir James and Gresham’s School; that learning should be joined up and innovation encouraged. “The granting of planning permission edges us closer to delivering a truly inspiring STEAM centre where technology, high-quality teaching and collaboration will be brought to the fore. The building also provides opportunities to expand the outreach programmes Gresham’s currently runs with local schools and community organisations. “The positives and possibilities are endless, it’s a very exciting time in the history of the School and the benefits of this enormously generous gift will be far reaching.”

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Fakenham Choral Society – Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’, Saturday March 14th

On Tuesday 14 January, after a very tasty lunch, Peter Lawrence gave a fascinating talk called ‘Beneath the City Streets’. Peter introduced himself as a former Metropolitan Police officer working in Special Operations at Scotland Yard, looking after the Royal Family and the Embassies. Unusually, he was tasked with investigating underneath the streets of London! Peter explained that subterranean London comprised a network of rivers (for example, the Westbourne, Tyburn and Fleet), tunnels (including the Tube and the old Post Office railway system, now a tourist attraction) and sewers. Archaeological finds from Roman, Saxon and medieval times reveal the layers of London’s history, Peter specifically mentioning the Temple of Mithras (which one can see free of charge) and the crypt beneath St Bride’s Church in Fleet Street. The ‘Great Stink’ of 1858 led to Joseph Bazalgette building a new government-funded sewer system. The massive project involved using 315 million bricks and 25,000 labourers. Bazalgette also built architecturally amazing pumping stations in strategic places; they were cathedrals to sewage! To support and hide the sewers along the Thames, Bazalgette created the vast embankments that still exist today. The construction work made the river narrower, thus turning the Central London part of the Thames into a canal. At the end of the talk, Peter proposed wryly that we should close the M25 (not his favourite motorway!) and put the traffic underground, acknowledging that using tunnels in this way was not a new idea! On behalf of the 38 members present, our Chairman, Dave Williams, thanked Peter for his interesting talk. Our next meeting at the Links Hotel in West Runton will be held on Tuesday 4 February when Stuart Fidler will give a talk called ‘The Falklands War – My Personal Journey’. If you are a retired or nearly retired professional or businessman and would like to join us at one of our monthly meetings, you will be warmly welcomed. Please contact our lunch secretary Dave Vickery on 01263 824306 or visit our website www.candsprobus.club for more information.

Following the great success of their Cantatas and Carols concert in December, Fakenham Choral Society’s March performance tells the story of old testament prophet, Elijah. Mendelssohn’s epic oratorio, influenced by the choral works of Bach, Handel and Haydn, has remained hugely popular since its first performance at the Birmingham Festival in 1846. A dramatic first part sees Elijah challenging the priests of Ball to a trial of fire between their god and the God of Israel. After the failure of the priests of Baal to invoke theirs gods, fire descends from heaven at Elijah’s call. In Part Two, a despairing Elijah goes into the wilderness, is tended by angels and ascends triumphantly into heaven in a chariot of fire. With the choir, four soloists and a large orchestra this is a concert not to be missed! The performance takes place at 7.30pm at Fakenham Parish Church on Saturday 17th March.

Tickets are £12 (advance purchases) or £14 on the door and available online through the choir’s website www.fakenhamchoralsociety.org by calling 01485 544335 or via choir members.

GREAT MUSIC AND LAUGHTER AT BRISTON!

Briston played host to the ‘Better Late Than Never Christmas Organ Show’ on Friday January 10th, and what a night that turned out to be! With live music from Mick Leary on Hammond organ and Yamaha keyboard, and several comedy items, including an amazingly funny 13 minute video of the trials of Benjamin Blige, father of the bride, about to make his speech at the reception, and realises he has left it at home. His hilarious adventures getting home and back included cameo parts from all the guys and girls who help put on the Briston organ shows every month - and what stars they proved to be! From the post lady getting her hand stuck in Benjamin’s letterbox to the bit where he nearly demolishes an ice cream van by backing into it, mayhem from start to finish was the order of the day! The January show is always a charity fundraiser, and this was no exception, as the proceeds from the show made £791.40 on the night, and with the further £656 raised during the last year, the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital will be getting an overall cheque for £1447.40 - well done all of you, our wonderful supporters.

Our next show is on Friday February 14th, when the amazing keyboard player, singer and all-round super-guy Pete Shaw will be travelling all the way from Wales to entertain us. He got a standing ovation last time he played for us, and tickets are already selling well - and to all gentlemen reading this, with tickets at just £6 each, this could be a budget way to impress the lady in your life on Valentine’s night! (How do you spell cheapskate?) Seriously, you can book tickets now by ‘phoning 01263 860844 and talk nicely to Carol. It all happens from 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) and is at the very comfortable Copeman Centre in Hall, Street, Briston. NR24 2LG - proceeds benefit the Copeman Centre’s own fundraising - so hopefully we will meet you all there! email: info@holtchronicle.co.uk

SHERINGHAM AND DISTRICT PHILATELIC SOCIETY

Monday 14th January saw the Society’s first meeting of the New Year. 16 members and one visitor from the King’s Lynn Philatelic Society came together for an informal sales evening. There was a good variety of items for sale, including albums of First Day Covers, packets of used stamps, both GB, commonwealth and foreign, a selection of mint material and postal history items. It was an opportunity to “talk stamps” and to catch up with each other as well as to buy and sell. The next meeting will be on Monday February 10th, 7.30pm, at West Runton Church Hall, for the AGM and a silent auction. This would be a good opportunity to come to meet members and to consider joining.

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Enjoy a day’s singing and raise funds for the Admiral Nurses!

The day will be led by FCS’s musical director Mark Jones, who as a former head of Music at Gresham’s school and of Gresham’s Choral Society, and currently organist and choirmaster at St Andrew’s church in Holt, is a familiar face to many in North Norfolk. After two very jazzy years the 2020 Come & Sing Day will feature choruses from the more traditional choral music of Haydn’s ever popular oratorio, The Creation, which is full of memorable tunes and choruses. There will be morning and afternoon workshops and then a short free performance at 5pm when an audience is welcome to come along and enjoy the culmination of the day’s work. At the end of the free performance which lasts about 45 minutes, the audience is invited to give a donation to Admiral Nurses. The choir will be accompanied by Adrian Richards, organist at Kings Lynn Minister and a small band of instrumentalists. So brighten up a dull winter’s day and come and enjoy a day’s singing! Singers should register by Monday 10 February. For more information about the day and registration forms go to www.fakenhamchoralsociety.org or contact Rosemary Dear 01328 851776 or on dear_brian@hotmail.com. Come & Sing or Come & Listen but please come along and help raise funds for Admiral Nurses.

Fakenham Choral Society --- Come & Sing Day ---- 15 February 2020 Fakenham Choral Society is hosting a Come & Sing Day on Saturday 15 February 2020 in Fakenham Academy. The day is aimed at encouraging all singers, whether you sing regularly or have not sung for a while, to come along and have fun singing and learning together. Singers in all voice parts are most welcome. Fakenham Academy has plenty of free parking and a large hall. The Come & Sing Day aims to raise funds not only for FCS but also, with singers’ and audience donations and a raffle on the day, for the Admiral Nurses who support patients with dementia and their families. The charity would like to offer more support to Norfolk families but do not have the funds to expand their work. FCS has chosen this charity as the choir has had experience in recent years of some members suffering from this devastating disease and know that music plays such an important part in aiding the memory.

High Kelling Garden Club

On 13th January Dr. Ian Bedford, who was Head of Entomology at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, gave us a thought provoking talk entitled “Garden Bugs - Cohabit, Conserve or Control?”. We all live surrounded by a variety of “bugs” (invertebrates) although many are too small to be seen without a microscope. They are highly successful, making up 97 per cent of the earth’s animal species, and some have changed little since they left the sea for land 400 million years ago. Bugs are vital for sustaining ecosystems. Herbivorous bugs can be divided into chewers such as caterpillars, suckers including aphids and whitefly, and root feeders like vine weevil larvae. Plant eaters are often seen as the gardener’s enemy but they in turn provide food for other animals, including predatory beetles and wasps (chompers), spiders and predatory bugs (blood suckers) and parasitising insects. If left alone, a complex food cycle will develop which naturally reduces pest numbers. Life would be impossible without the pollinators - bees of all kinds, hoverflies, butterflies and beetles, and the composters - worms, woodlice and many slugs. However, if we feel we must intervene, physical control is the best option, either barriers to keep out the pest or vigilance and removing individuals as they appear. Chemical control is best avoided by gardeners as it will not discriminate between pests and beneficial bugs. Residues can last a long time in the environment. The Spanish Slug has arrived in gardens recently. They can be 6 inches long, are extremely slimy, will eat other slugs and snails and usually appear in their hundreds rather than singly. In the past I have chopped them with my trowel (while thinking of a bully I once worked for) but this exposes parasites that can infect pets, so I shall restrain myself to a bucket of soapy water in future. And leave most other species to find their equilibrium.

Council’s successful prosecution for fly tipping

SCRAP is an initiative across Norfolk which reminds people to check their waste is being taken away for disposal by a licensed carrier; these can be checked by asking for a Waste Carriers Licence or searching the company name on the Environment Agency website. People can avoid an unlimited fine by following the SCRAP code: · Suspect ALL waste carriers · Check with the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 that the provider taking your waste away is licensed · Refuse unexpected offers to have waste taken away · Ask what will happen to your waste · Paperwork should be obtained – get a full receipt

A man has been ordered to pay £2900 in compensation and legal costs after being found guilty of committing a waste offence at Norwich Magistrates Court. In lieu of a fine, he must pay £1600 to a farming company affected by the incident and £1300 in costs for North Norfolk District Council’s, prosecuting, legal and investigative costs. The case involved a large fly tip of household and DIY waste from the Norwich area, onto farmland outside Fakenham. He admitted to knowingly causing or permitting the fly tip, by being the registered owner of the vehicle witnessed taking the waste. A landlord of the Norwich address gave a witness statement which included the vehicle, registration, and a description of the person who stopped and offered to take the waste from the site for a fee. Cllr. Nigel Lloyd, NNDC’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “Fly tipping will not be tolerated in North Norfolk and I hope this successful prosecution serves to warn people that we will actively pursue all cases of fly tipping in our District. North Norfolk is a beautiful place to live, the indiscriminate dumping of waste without any regard to our shared environment is totally unacceptable. I would urge anyone intending to use a third party to dispose of their waste to make sure they are a licensed waste carrier and to look to the SCRAP campaign for guidance.” email: info@holtchronicle.co.uk

All of Norfolk’s councils, the Environment Agency, Norfolk Constabulary, and the NFU and CLA are joining together to support the SCRAP fly-tipping campaign. Incidents of fly tipping can be reported to the local Council for investigation.

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Foot Care Practitioner Katie Oliver TCFCPdip now holds a regular foot care 'drop-in' clinic in collaboration with the Holt & District Community Cafe held at the Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way. The first clinic will begin on Thursday 30 January. For further details please ask the centre or call Katie.

Katie is still taking appointments for home visits.This is a valuable service to patients who are primarily housebound or in rural villages with little means of transport. For a clinic or home visit appointment please call Katie 07920 038019 or message via www.footcarenorthnorfolk.co.uk or Facebook Katie Oliver TCFCPdip.

NENBC New Year’s Day Birding Challenge

New Year’s Day Birding Challenge 2020. 2,197 bird records on the day of 113 species from 33 recorders across 54 locations! That’ more than 700 records up on last 1st Jan and 2 more species too – well done! I hope that all of you that took part in this year’s challenge to record as many bird species as possible in the NENBC area in one day had as good a time as we did! We were out by dawn but sadly due to family commitments this year (no offence meant!), back home by lunchtime but able to keep an eye on the garden for the afternoon. Congratulations to everybody who took on the challenge but there are a few who merit a special mention: Moss Taylor for recording the most species on the day with 87, equalling the absent Chairman's 2018 record. His wanderings took him to Barningham Hall Lake, Cromer, Hanworth, Mannington Hall Park, Roughton, Selbrigg Pond, Sheringham, Sheringham Cemetery, West Runton, Weybourne, Weybourne Camp, Wolterton Park. Julian Thomas and Julia Peters for the only rarity of the day, a Black-throated Diver on the sea at Weybourne. John Hurst who managed to visit 24 locations during the day making him the most travelled for the second year in a row. Di & Richard Farrow and Nick Kimber for uploading all 17 photos of the day between them – thank you! amday: Katie TCFCPdip, Foot Care Practitioner. I takeBlack-headed appointments for(78) home And here are some other stats about Ithe TheOliver most commonly reported species of the day were: Gull – also the visits and will also be Tit will(64) be and holding a regular foot care top species in 2019, Wood Pigeon (76), Blackbird (73), Blue Chaffinch (64). There was 'drop-in' only one clinic recordinallcollaboration day of the following 7 species: Barn Owl (Ben Clark, Blickling Caspian Gull (Moss Taylor, Sheringham), Hooded Crow hybrid (Di & Richard with the Holt Park), & District Community Cafe. Farrow, Beeston Regis), Lapland Bunting (John Hurst, Weybourne), Peregrine Falcon (Julian Thomas, Sheringham), Shelduck (Julia This will be held and at the Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way. Peters, Weybourne Camp) Woodcock (Anne Sims, Sustead Common). The most Thewere first from clinicFelbrigg will begin on&Thursday January. number of records Park Lake (239),30th followed by Weybourne (207), ForPond further details please ask the centre (131). or contact me as below. Selbrigg (183), Bodham (171) andatSheringham Interestingly, more than half of the Top Tenare scorers visit Felbrigg on the day. Clinic, It was also to see records being Appointments also didn’t available at Horizon Health Holt,good which is situated in the added from the lesserparking used Locations area with Alby, Aylmerton, Beeston Albert Street carsome park,ofdisability is right in bythe theclub entrance. Regis Heath, Holt Country Park & Lowes, Metton and Oulton all having just one record For aposted. clinic or visit appointment pleaseBarnacle call 07920 038019 orBean message via 10home unusual species were reported: Goose, Tundra Goose, www.footcarenorthnorfolk.co.uk or Facebook Katie Oliver TCFCPdip. White-fronted Goose, Goosander, Purple Sandpiper, Caspian Gull, Hooded Crow (Hybrid), Cetti’s Warbler, Firecrest and Lapland Bunting. 23 interesting species were reported: Brent Goose, Egyptian Goose, Common Eider, Grey Partridge, Fulmar, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, Water Rail, Grey Plover, Ruff, Woodcock, Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Little Owl, Kingfisher, Peregrine Falcon, Marsh Tit, Treecreeper, European Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Grey Wagtail by Nick Kimber Brambling, Siskin. Carol Thornton. The Demise of Peregrine “46” It came as shock to me and several other of the Cromer Watchpoint team who belong to my U3A Birdwatching Group, when we were shown a dead Peregrine at Natural Surroundings on the Bayfield Estate on Saturday 4th January. It had been found on the previous day in the wet meadow on the north side of this small reserve. Power lines run along this part of the Glaven Valley and all signs point to this being the downfall of this young male. On the plus side it appeared to be well nourished and intact apart from a broken neck. Being the youngest and smallest chick of the brood, its survival chances were considered small (The survival rate of a peregrine chick in the first year is only 50%) but it had obviously thrived up to its demise. Let’s hope his brother and sister make it through the winter and go on to have families of their own. Photo courtesy of Nick Kimber. Colin Blaxill Twitter: @nenbc_info Website: www.nenbc.co.uk Email Chair: info@nenbc.co.uk Kelling Probus Club Email Secretary: nenbc@aol.co.uk Kelling Probus met at our usual venue, the Dales on Thursday 16th January for our first meeting of 2020. All of us in keen anticipation of what the new year will bring! After our as usual, excellent lunch, we were entertained by a talk on WW2 by Roger Woodard. His theme was Mr John Davis BSc Hons on Felix Sparks- an American- where he and his unit The Thunderbirds, Holt Consulting Rooms, Church Street NR25 6BB traversed Europe through Italy initially and during the Italian surrender. For further information or to make an appointment please call: Over the course of some 500 days of action, they helped to liberate Dachau concentration camp. An horrific culmination to their brave journey. 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Young Volunteers share their passion and help raise funds to support other bereaved children

On Friday 29th November, Nelson’s Journey held their annual Christmas Quiz at Open in Norwich. As part of the evening a group of the charity’s young volunteers spoke about their experience of bereavement and encouraged attendees to help raise funds during the popular festive event. Danielle, Harvey and Josh spoke to an audience of over 310 people about who had died in their lives and shared projects that they have supported the development and delivery of which are benefitting Norfolk bereaved children and young people such as the Smiles and Tears Gift Box, a gift that can be purchased for a recently bereaved child containing helpful support, information, therapeutic activities and treats. The contents of the box were carefully chosen and created by the young volunteers to support recipients through the grieving process. With the help of the young volunteers, the event which was sponsored by Bateman Groundworks and hosted by Gary Stevens from Heart FM raised £7,000, this will support the services offered by Nelson’s Journey to more than 600 children and young people each year. Louise Archer, Events Co-Ordinator said “The Christmas Quiz is now in its 8th year has become a key calendar date for many of our returning guests. We were humbled that the young volunteers were happy to share their own experiences, letting others know that it is OK to talk about such an emotive subject is an incredibly important aim for our young volunteers.” The sell-out Nelson’s Journey Christmas Quiz will be taking place again in 2020, to register your interest please email louise@nelsonsjorney.org.uk

WEA Wells Branch Spring Term 2020 - Part 2

doubt Mark, who has lived and worked in China, will bring us right up to date by drawing parallels between the events of 1989 and the situation in Hong Kong and Taiwan today. The day school will be held in the Friends Meeting House, Church Street, Wells-next-the Sea. It costs £18 and will run from 9.45am until 4.00pm with a one-hour break for lunch. You can enrol online now by going to www.wea.org.uk/eastern and entering ‘Wells-next-the-Sea’ in the ‘town/postcode’ box at the top of the page. This will take you to the Wells courses. Click on the ‘view details’ button next to this course and then follow the ‘Enrol online’ link at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, you can enrol by phoning 0300 303 3464. Or just turn up on the day. And for further help, advice or details please contact Annie Whitelaw on 07856 792186 or email anniewhitelaw53@icloud.com.

As we said in last but one ‘Chronicle’ - and with great regret on our part - we are unable to offer a 7 week ‘long’ course this term. Instead we have two day schools organised, the second of which will be held on Saturday, March the 7th when Mark Felton will make a welcome return to Wells to talk about the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. This was one of the turning points in 20th century history but it was not an isolated or entirely unexpected event. The day school will delve into the history behind the massacre, from the last years of Chairman Mao’s rule to the beginnings of China’s opening up to the West under Deng Xiao-ping. It will examine the events of the day in detail, show how modern China was changed forever and conclude with an examination of present-day Chinese society under the rule of Xie Jinping. And no

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Clapham & Collinge Launch New Year Charity Lasting Power of Attorney Scheme

Make it your New Year's Resolution to get your legal affairs in order and plan for the future. Clapham & Collinge Solicitors are offering a 25% discount on Lasting Powers of Attorneys throughout January 2020. We will also make a £40 donation per Lasting Power of Attorney appointment to support 4 Norfolk based charities. Our chosen charities are Age UK Norwich, Keeping Abreast, North Norfolk Community Transport and Cruse Bereavement Care Norwich.

Although it is often difficult to think about, it is crucial that we plan for the future and ensure we can manage our financial affairs in the event of an incapacitating illness, accident or injury. Everyone understands the importance of a Will, but Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) are a bit more obscure in the public sphere and often people are not aware why they need them. Government research has made it clear that there are dangerous misconceptions about managing your affairs when you lose mental capacity….

• 73% of people think if a couple have a joint bank account and one person can't make decisions for themselves, their partner can legally make decisions for them both. This is untrue. An LPA will however give you consent to access joint funds to pay and monitor financial aspects of a joint account.

• 72% of people think your next of kin always gets the final say in treatment decisions at

hospital, if you can't make them yourself. This is untrue. Medical decisions need the specific, agreed consent of the person involved, before a next of kin can make treatment or welfare choices on someone else's behalf.

(Powerofattorney.campaign.gov.uk, 2019) With this scheme we hope to raise awareness about the legal and financial implications of dementia and highlight the importance of getting your legal documents in place for peace of mind.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more people (known as 'attorneys') to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.

This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and can't make decisions for yourself (where you 'lack mental capacity') or when you simply want to delegate the role to someone you trust.

There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney: • Property & Financial Affairs • Health & Welfare

When can they be used? Property and Finances – as soon as it has been registered • At the point you no longer have sufficient capacity to make certain decisions yourself or; • While you are still able to make decisions but are physically unable to carry them out or you want

someone else to make decisions for you Health and Welfare – can only be used if you cannot make the decision yourself (unconscious or lacking capacity).

Who can be an Attorney? • A family member • A trusted friend • A professional

What happens if I don't make a Lasting Power of Attorney? • No one has legal authority to act on your behalf – your spouse and children have no automatic rights to make decisions on your behalf • Someone will need to make an application to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order • This can be costly, time consuming and you may not end up being assisted by the person you would have chosen yourself

The cost of preparing and registering a Lasting Power of Attorney will depend on whether you wish to have a Property & Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney and/or a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney prepared and registered.

To claim your discount and book your January appointment, please contact our Client Relations Team on 01263 823398 or email enquiries@clapham-collinge.co.uk Appointments must be booked by Friday 31st January and must take place by Friday 28th February 2020.

Norfolk Life by Richard Shepheard. The bird with two bleak aliases.

About forty years ago I was strolling with a gamekeeper around his north Norfolk beat when the conversation turned to crows. It wasn't so long after that bleak winter 1976/77 when I had seen about a score of hooded crows on a field between Syderstone and East Rudham, a first sighting of that species for me. My friend referred to this black and grey cousin of the carrion crow as a "Dench" crow and when I pressed him he said "Dannish" (i.e.Danish) crow. This rang a bell for me. In my readings of the Norfolk segment of Henry Williamson's A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight, based around Stiffkey, I had read a passage where an old Norfolk man in that area had called the bird "Harra the Denchman". This nickname may be a thousand years old. In the Dark Ages, when the prayer of the settled Angles of the Norfolk coast was "From the fury of the Northmen O Lord deliver us", one King Harrald of Denmark was one of the most feared of the predatory Vikings who would strike with his ships of berserkers. The lookouts on our coast noticed that the migratory hooded crows came the same quarter on those bleak nor-easterly winds and named him after the dreaded king as "Harra the Denchman". The hooded crow has another nickname which is every bit as bleak if not, by imputation, as terrifying as the Norfolk one. That alternate sobriquet is "Royston". It came about when, in a dreadful winter in the nineteenth century, a whole flock of sheep fell in a great field near Royston in Hertfordshire. Quickly among the dead and dying of the flock were the hooded crows. I was reminded of this when wandering around a car boot sale at Cherry Tree in Fakenham. On the stall of Richard Willson was a canvas depicting a snowy landscape in bright sunlight and showing a fallen sheep with a hooded crow in close attendance. I hinted to him that this might relate to the Royston story of that crow and he researched the painting. It was a copy of a work by Joseph Farquarson (1846-1935) a Scottish painter who specialized in snowy landscapes. The mawkish allegory by Joneth behind the image was just the kind of theme to appeal to the Victorians but for me the "Harra the Denchman" of old Norfolk has more gravitas. It’s widely recognised that using a silk pillowcase can help to

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Local groups recipients of North Norfolk District Devonshire Honey Cake After keeping your New Year resolutions for Council’s January, it is probably time to reward Big Society Fund yourself with a little something comforting.

More than £14,000 was awarded in November

The latest round of North Norfolk District Council’s Big Society Fund grants has been agreed, with North Norfolk District Council supporting a wide range of groups, including new windows and doors at Gresham Village Hall and the restoration of the village duck pond and the surrounding area at Hempton. Since the Big Society Fund started in 2012, NNDC has awarded over £1,961,752 to 268 community projects in North Norfolk including this round’s benefactors. The local causes who benefited from the latest round of funding include: · All Saints Community Rooms, Mundesley – £5,165.05 towards the purchase of a replacement heating system. · Bale Village Hall– £3,115 towards access to the Village Hall. · Hempton Parish Council – £3800 towards the restoration of the village duck pond and surrounding area in the centre of the village. · Trunch Parochial Church Council – £1000 towards the purchase of an A0 colour printer. · Great Snoring Social Club – £3500 towards the procurement of new style furniture; including trolleys for movability of the furniture for the clubhouse. · Gresham Village Hall Association – £5000 towards the replacement of new windows and doors for the village hall. · Fakenham Rugby Union Football Club – £4000 towards replacing existing floodlights with new energy efficient ones. The BSF Grant Panel will next meet at the beginning of March 2020. In order for complete applications to be considered by the Panel they will need to be submitted to the Council’s Health and Communities Team by Monday, 4 February 2020. Cllr Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council said: “I am delighted the Council has once again been able to support a broad range of local interest groups to deliver their initiatives for local communities” All organisations who are considering making an application are to contact Sonia Shuter on 01263 516173. To download an applications pack and to learn more about how to make an application visit the Council’s website.

Here is a simple but delicious cake, lovely with a dollop of crème fraiche on the side and a cup of tea. It is also a chance to get in some practice for the Great Holt Bake Off starting February 2nd – April 5th at The Venue. You can still enter if you’ve missed the date, just download the entry forms from the website, www.theholtbakeoff.com and return them with your entry money to Nelson House. ‘On your marks, get set, bake!’ Ingredients 250 gms clear Honey (plus extra to glaze) 225 gms unsalted butter 100 gms dark Muscovado sugar 3 large eggs, beaten 300 gms self-raising flour

To my friend’s astonishment, a police car pulled up to her house and her elderly grand-father got out. The patrolman explained that the old gentleman had been lost in the city park and had asked for help. "Why, Grandfather," my friend said, "you’ve been going there for 40 years. How could you get lost?" The old man smiled slyly. "Wasn’t exactly lost," he admitted. "I just got tired of walking."

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Local groups reap rewards from North Norfolk District Council Arts & Culture Fund

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More than £14,000 was awarded in December

The latest round of North Norfolk District Council Arts & Culture Fund grants has been awarded supporting a wide range of groups. The local causes who benefited from the latest round of funding include: • Sir John Hurt Trust - £2,000 towards Reminiscence Therapy to help those living with dementia and similar conditions, and to provide support for their carers. • SWAN (Supporting Women Activities Network) – £1900 to run a range of therapy based classes, delivered through different tutors and visits to art galleries and exhibitions. • Alfred Cohen Art Foundation – £2500 towards art workshops in North Norfolk with a special emphasis on the inclusion of young people • North Norfolk Chamber Opera – £2000 towards the cost of an 8-piece orchestra for 2 rehearsals and 3 performances of Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach • The Choir Worstead – £1500 towards support costs of the Choir’s performances of Dido and Aeneas • About With Friends – £2125 towards 24 music sessions with About With Friends members with learning disabilities to help support their social, emotional and communication needs. • Merchants Place Resource & Learning Centre – £2000 towards the Drawn Together project that will offer creative activities for local people to be more socially included and to increase their self-confidence to live a good life. The North Norfolk District Council Arts & Culture Fund Panel will next be meeting in March 2020. In order for complete applications to be considered by the Panel they will need to be submitted to the Council’s Health and Communities Team by Friday, 28th February 2020. Cllr Virginia Gay, North Norfolk District Council Portfolio Holder for Arts & Culture said: "North Norfolk is rich in community arts projects of all kinds music, film, painting, singing, crafting. These projects bring us together and lighten our lives. If you have a community project which could do with a little help, please do get in touch with us." All organisations who are considering making an application are to contact Sonia Shuter on 01263 516173. Visit the Arts and Culture Fund page to download an applications pack and to learn more about how to make an application.

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LANGHAM DOME Volunteers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Visitor experience

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This is a new role for 2020. The job will be based at Langham Dome and will involve managing the day to day running of Langham Dome. You will be a team player, working closely with the volunteers and trustees. You will be responsible for admissions, recording visitor numbers and tracking shop sales on our EPOS system (IZe+le) also for collec*ng Gi Aid and assis*ng with membership. You will be required to be on duty at the Dome at least one day over the weekend. You will also look aer the volunteer rota, ensuring that you have one of our team of volunteer visitor experience members on duty with you. We have a small shop with a beverage dispenser in the museum and part of your job will be to maintain and record sales. Training will be given to ensure you are equipped with the skills and confidence to run the Dome. However, previous retail and customer rela*onship experience would be of benefit, and an interest in military history would be advantageous. Hourly rate ÂŁ9 per hour. If you are interested in joining our team please e mail, roland532@b"nternet.com

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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 for items totalling £300.00 or less, 50 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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Zanussi freezer, tabletop model, white, very good condition £65. 2 Traditional farmhouse style wooden dining chairs, spindle back very good condition £10 each. 2 fireguards, one with black mesh and brass trim and one with three folding black steel mesh panels and brass surround £10 each. 01692 402896. Solid dark wood bookcase with adjustable shelves 177cm h; 90cm w; 43cm d. Matching TV corner stand 63cm h; 86cm w; 49cm d. CD/DVD stand 104cm h; 48cm w; 38cm d. All bought new from John Lewis. Good condition. Buyer collects. £195.00 for all 3 items. 01328 831831 (Binham). 2 brushed steel curtain poles 8' long each (consists of 2 x 4' lengths per pole) with 2 finials and 23 rings per pole. Both in excellent condition. £10.00. 36-watt UV gel polish lamp, white with some accessories. Hardly used and in excellent condition. £10.00. 01263 710117. Samsung 22” colour TV. Very good condition. £20. Man’s bicycle, excellent condition, bargain, £50. 01263 712509. Pair of red Hotter Leanne shoes size 5.5. Hardly been worn £20 o.n.o. Nuband fitness tracker, purple, 1-year old, good working order, got box and instructions £20. 01263 711399. Golf - Callaway Big Bertha Warbird 3 wood – R/H graphite reg. flex shaft £20.00. 01263 710616 after 6pm. Brown leather armchair, good condition £30ono buyer collects Mob 07471 903805 Sheringham. Child’s wardrobe: white,2 drawer,2 door, H 144cm, W 82cm, D 50cm. Buyer collects. £35.00. 01263 588114. Folding chrome kitchen step giving nine inches more to that top shelf. £10. Slim line radio, fixes under kitchen cupboard at eye level-music while you cook £15. 01263 512606. Neptune small two-seater sofa 140 cm in excellent condition, washable loose covers in pale lilac fabric, no marks £200 ono. Buyer collects 01263 740132 or 07812 828328. Selection of dog harnesses (6) available for medium/large size dog. Excellent condition, £20 ono. Blue waterproof dog raincoat with hood for medium sized dog, hardly used, £10. Nina Ottosson Dog Twister game, advance Level 3, used once, excellent condition. £12. Tel. 01263 860053." Aluminium 13ft extending ladder £40.00 ono. Builders Work Light on Stand £20.00 ono. Collection only Little Snoring, 01328 878927. Pine Welsh dresser in good condition. 3 drawers and 3 cupboards with shelf on base. The top half has 2 shelves. 53” wide, 72” tall, 18” deep. £130. 01328 878509. Child’s car booster seat £5. Two tone blue Berghaus rucksack W18 27 £10. Indoor Leisurewise trampoline 36” diameter £20. 2 Hankook car tyres part worn 4mm tread HP2 235/65R 17 108v £15 each. Pair black and purple Nordica Italian rear entry 457 Ski boots 25-25.5 £15. Pictures available by email to sanderlings1@hotmail.co.uk 07780 922379/01263 712294. Mamas and Papas Moto G123 car seat. Hardly used, as new (not isofix compatible) suitable for 9-36kg. 9mths-11yrs £20. Kenwood FP450 food processor with liquidiser etc. hardly used £20. Kodak ink combo pack, new, still packaged, 30 colour, 30 black, cost £20 accept £10. 01263 862570/07989 847506. Bureau - Grey paint/waxed finish bureau with 3 drawers - drop down desk and partitions for paperwork. Inside sections finished in wine red colour. Price £50.00. 07936 504 362 Bosch Aquatech pressure washer with accessories. £50 o.n.o. Buyer collects from Briston. Tel: 01263 860489. Up and over Henderson garage door, 7ft 6" wide by 7 ft high complete with wooden frame. Brown colour and in excellent condition. £ 60. 01263 711303. Twingle Futon settee/bed, natural wood base, covered in a maroon striped material, with a new spare set of blue covers. Never used as a bed, only as a

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seat in sunroom. Good condition, £150. 2 small patio chairs and table, never been outside. Good condition, £55. 01263 768549. Three sets of duvet covers, valances, sheets and pillowcases, various patterns, as new, £40 per set. King size, very unusual beige bed head, open criss-cross pattern. cost £150 accept £50. Antler folding/hanging suit carrier including outside pockets. £35. Beautiful New Zealand all woollen lady’s cape cost £350. accept £75. 01263 512606. Bosch cordless trimmer with charging plug £5.00. 20 Litre Jerry Can £10.00. Set of drain rods £20.00. Petrol mower £20.00. Vax 502 Pet Upright Vacuum cleaner with spare dust canister and bag of additional tools £30.00. Electric soldering iron new unused £5.00. All items in Holt 07771 607108. Corner display unit, Old English Oak style. Half glazed (leaded) H174 cm x W 83 cm x D 39 cm. £30. Music centre cabinet. Old English Oak style. Half glazed (leaded) H 114 cm x W54 cm x D 50 cm £40. Golf shoes (spiked) Size 9 White, (hardly worn) £10. 01263 478361. Kampa Air Awning Travel Pod. Action Air XLCE7 164. Complete with air pump and ground sheet. Suitable for caravans or motor homes. £300. Tel 01603 898244. Sea Fishing Gear. 2 Silstar 3.7 Beach Rods. 2 Okuma Fixed Spool Reels. 2 Rod Aluminium Tripod. £30 the lot. Beach Buddy Storm Shelter. £20. All good condition. Tel 01263 712252. Continental Tyre Repair Kit. New £8. Tel 01263 712252. 1 Pair Bedroom curtains. Cream background with deep red and green leaf pattern. Pinch pleat top. Size width 468 cm drop 156 cm. Matching King Size quilted throw. Both as new from Bakers & Larners. Bargain. £50 for 2 items. Maestro King Pins. Morris Ital parts. Wood, metal, masonry Drill Bits Kit + Drill Electric. Various door locks. Pairs Handles. 70+ Items. Suit self employed, DIY, Gardening. £100 lot or split. 01263 710067. Small Kitchen Appliances. George Foreman Grill. 4 Portion. £20. Russell Hobbs Mini Food Processor. £10. Princess Dish Warmer. £10. Items Bread Maker. £20. Silver Crest Nutrition Mixer. £10. Silver Crest Mini Chopper. £5. Silver Crest Mixer & Multi Chopper. £10. Onion Chopper. Hand Operated. £5. Desk Fan 4”. Battery Operated USB. £5. All boxed / Unused. 01263 740690. 2 Electric Oil Filled Radiators. 1x Dimplex 36”w x 27”h. £15. 1x Belling 20”w x 30h. £10. Heated shoulder wrap. New unused/boxed. £5. Tel 01263 740690. Bosch Washing Machine. £50 ono. Bosch FrostFree Fridge Freezer. £50. Ono. 07490 281954. Pond x Pert Spin Clean 12,000. Still under guarantee. Not suitable for pond. Hence sale. £100 ono. Phone 01328 863352. Small Collection of Hummel Figurines for sale. Several Old Cameras for sale. Movie, Polaroid etc. Call 01263 715782.

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Trainee Drivers

Location: Holt and North Walsham

Are you friendly, outgoing and looking for a job in a customer facing role? Don’t worry if you have never driven a bus before – we can train you. We employ professional instructors who have many years experience in helping people through the process of learning to drive a bus. Once you have passed your PCV test you will also gain your Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC), a nationally recognized qualification. Benefits include: Fully Paid Training, Travel Concessions, Pension (after qualifying period) 28 days Paid Holiday (including Bank Holidays), Competitive Salary. Interested? Give Kevin a call for an informal chat on 01263 712800

Bus Drivers & Coach Drivers Location: Holt and North Walsham

Love driving a bus or coach? Yes…then that’s a good start! But there’s much more to being a driver at Sanders Coaches than getting the bus from A to B. You’ll be the face of our business – playing an incredibly important role each and every day safely and comfortably transporting our fantastic customers to work, to the high street, to our cities, towns and villages, to healthcare and community services, to days away and nights out. You’ll be part of an incredible family. We employ over 100 colleagues. You’ll part of one of North Norfolk’s greatest business success stories, driving us forward to even bigger success. Aside from the reward of delivering an incredible experience to our customers, there’s plenty more we can offer: Job security – we’ve been going since 1975 and we’re not planning on hanging our boots up anytime soon! Interested? Give Kevin a call for an informal chat on 01263 712800

Experienced PSV/HGV Technician

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced PSV/HGV Technician/Mechanic/Fitter full time to work in our busy engineering facility situated at Holt and North Walsham. The successful engineer MUST hold an industry recognised qualification (City & Guilds / NVQ or equivalent) level 2/3 and have a minimum of 2 years mechanical experience in a similar role. Duties & Responsibilities: • Service, repair and maintenance of PSV's / Heavy Vehicles / Buses / coaches. • Diagnose and repair mechanical / electrical defects, in line with the company’s and enforcement authorities (DVSA) requirements. • MOT Inspections, preparation and presenting vehicles for MOT. • Planned maintenance inspections and repairs in line with the company’s and enforcement authorities (DVSA) requirements. • Complete all relevant documentation fully, correctly and to a high standard. In return the Company is offering: a competitive basic hourly rate, training and career development and a good working environment and a committed engineering team. If you feel you have all the required skills and experience for this position, then please forward an up to date CV & application form, which can be obtained from the Company’s website www.sanderscoaches.com. Alternatively, please call Sanders Coaches Limited on 01263 712800 and ask for Peter Turvey. www.holtchronicle.co.uk

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Bombed out Bess by Frank Burrows

What follows occurred during eleven days of World War 2. The family loved their animals, Buddie the budgie talked a lot, Soprano the canary sang a lot, the Terrapins just swam about a lot, the main member of the animal family Bess the Alsatian dog just wanted to eat a lot, bark a lot, walk a lot, and sleep a lot, in that order. They lived in a pleasant area in the outskirts of Liverpool, Mother a fine pianist, in addition to her motherly duties, no mean task in wartime, also taught shorthand and typing at Skerrys college in the city during the evenings. Father was an overseas accountant with the British Insulated Cables in Prescot, he also carried out duties with the Home Guard three evenings a week, coming home quite deaf from being close to the anti-aircraft guns. The two children were not quite teenagers, you could say they were an average wartime family. During the 41 Blitz the main targets of the German bombers were the docks, railways, factories and of course the city centre, the family home was well distanced from those but had a railway line less than a mile away, which incidentally remained unscathed. On the first of the eleven days that followed the family was bombed out. What was described as a ‘stick’ of high explosive bombs and a ‘land mine’ descending by parachute decimated the area, several houses and a shopping area were totally destroyed, surrounding properties badly damaged, and a number of people killed and injured. The family home remained standing but was badly damaged and not safe to enter. The bombing, as was the pattern, happened at night time. The family had reacted to the air raid warning siren and moved into the Anderson shelter in the back garden situated about ten yards of the house. The only exceptions being the dog and terrapins, the dog refused to enter the shelter despite many temptations, so remained in the house with the terrapins under the stairs known as ‘a safe place.’ After the ‘all clear’ had sounded the family emerged from the shelter safe and sound to witness what devastation was to be seen by the light of the burning fires around them, it was only during the daylight of the following day they saw the real devastation caused by the bombing. There was no sign of Bess. A glance at the house showed the ‘safe under the stairs’ had vanished. Friends of the family gave them temporary accommodation until they could make other arrangements. It took another ten days to find somewhere suitable to live about a mile away, during that time members took it in turn to spend time searching for Bess, using the whistle to which she would usually respond without success. On the day the family moved to their new home, they all went to have a final look at the wreck of the house, it was assumed by this time that Bess was dead and gone, it was only as they were about to move off that they heard a weak bark and the dog emerged from the rubble a sorry looking sight covered with dust and dirt, a shadow of her former self, it was a moment of magic and joy, the family reunited. Bess lived long enough to move back to her rebuilt old home where she died peacefully aged thirteen, from then on she was always known as ‘bombed out Bess’. The terrapins unfortunately did not survive.

Sunset at Snettisham by Robin Myerscough

Old neighbours by Judith Wells

North Norfolk Photographic Society

Where Ancestors Roam by Lauren Griffiths

North Norfolk Photographic Society’s second digital images event of the year attracted a large number of members and guests to view the 50 images entered into the evening’s competitions There were two sections each divided into two named themes aimed at testing the skills and imagination of those taking part, ‘Old’ and ‘Land or Seascape’. The entries were judged by Brian Carlick who was making his first visit to the North Norfolk club from his home near Hemsby. When Piling the Nets by Jackie Ormandy summing up before he announced the winners, he stressed how high the overall standard of entries had been reflecting the skills of members in general. The novice section winners were, in the ‘Old’ category, 1st Lauren Griffiths, ‘Where Ancestors Roam’, 2nd Jackie Ormandy, ‘Throw away Ted’ and 3rd Martin Kurrein's ‘Out of the Attic’. In the ‘Land/Seascape section Jackie Ormandy's Brian Carlick ‘Piling the Nets’ took 1st place, Lauren Griffiths ‘Civilisation in the Clouds’, 2nd and Tony Shipp’s ‘Castleton, Derbyshire’ 3rd. In the advanced "Old" section Judith Wells' ‘Old Neighbours’, was first, with Bernard Dawson's ‘Never too old to Rock’ in 2nd and Clive Matthews' ‘Reflecting’ in 3rd. In the advanced ‘Land/Seascape’ section, Liz Akers' Shades of Grey’ took 1st, Andy Bamforth's ‘At Wells Beach’ 2nd and Robin Myerscough's ‘Sunset at Snettisham’ was 3rd. 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/ Shades of Grey by Liz Akers

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1. Which team is known as The Railwaymen? 2. For which two English clubs did Roy Keane play? (pictured) 3. Which club in League 1, has the smallest ground capacity of just over 5000? 4. David Moyes is new West Ham manager again, but which club did he manage first? 5. Who scored 18 times for England in only 16 appearances? 6. Ryan Giggs has most appearances for Manchester United, who is second on list? 7. Who were the first team to be relegated from the First Division to the First Division? Not a typo! 8. Which Championship side used to play at Highfield Road? 9. When did Accrington Stanley first play in any level of the top 4 leagues in England? 10. And for which two senior Irish & Scottish clubs (one of each) did Roy Keane play? Double points, no cheating!

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 Eileen Harriott on 07851 774396. Thursday 30th Jan. - 10.15am - Edgefield - 2½ miles. Meet at Edgefield Village Hall CP, Norwich Rd, Edgefield, NR24 2AL. Monday 3rd Feb. - 10.30am - Wiveton Down - 2 miles. Meet at Wiveton Nature Reserve CP. Wed. 12th Feb. - 10.30am - Salthouse Heath - 3.75 miles. Meet at Salthouse Heath CP – from Dun Cow, CP half a mile up Purdy St. Tuesday 18th Feb. - 10.30am - Kelling Telegraph Hill - 3 miles. Meet at the Old Reading Rooms Tea Room, The Street, Kelling, NR25 7EL. Printed copies of the full Fit Together programme may be collected from Holt Library.

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Afternoon 10.58pm 5.51pm 11.05pm 5.53pm

CHESS PROBLEMS by Dr Cedric Lytton

Walking with Sheringham Ramblers Dates:

276. Istratescu – N. Anand, Abu Dhabi, 2018

277. G Wolmarans – C. van Westhuizen, Western Transvaal Open, 1991

276. Black to play and win

277. Black to play and win

Solution to No. 276: 1…Rxf2+ 2.Qcf2 gxh3+ wins White’s Q after his overburdened K has to move away; 3. Kf3 Rf8+ is no help.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5th: 6-mile walk commencing from Blickling Hall main NT Car park led by Judith - contact telephone no: 01263 588920 SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9th: 9-mile walk commencing from Holgate Hill, Kelling Heath free car park led by Dereck - contact telephone no: 01263 821300 WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19th: 5.5-mile walk commencing from free parking at Youngs Pottery, Sustead Rd, Lower Gresham led by Brenda & Graham – contact telephone no: 01263 570084 SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23rd: 9.5-mile walk commencing from Overstrand High Street (free on street parking) led by Norman contact telephone no: 01263 825457

No. 277, the second in our new solving competition, shows another position with White disastrously behind in development and all Black’s pieces in the attack zone. Really easy (difficulty 1) as Black’s moves are practically automatic, and no-one should have any trouble solving from the diagram.

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

Full entries not yet in for mini-competition Nos. 273-5, but the master solver and main prize-winner for 2019 is again Gerry Enslin (Sheringham with 55 out of a possible 74 – several misses due to holidays. Well done Gerry!

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Time for Chess?

All Norfolk County Chess Association (NCCA) Chess Clubs have recently switched to digital clocks to meet the demands of the English Chess Federation (ECF) and The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) / The International Chess Federation. As a result of this, Norfolk Chess Clubs have been donating their analogue clocks to other organisations involved in encouraging new and returning chess players. Here, Greg Tebble of Norwich Dons Chess Club is seen gifting 5 clocks to Aylsham Library Chess Group. The recently formed Aylsham Library Chess Group meets in Aylsham library on the last Wednesday of every month. Greg commented: “Norfolk Chess Clubs, like Norwich Dons, are pleased their surplus equipment is now being used by young players in local schools as well as more mature players in the Aylsham Library Chess Group and elsewhere. Hopefully this will help encourage more people to start learning chess or return to it in later life.” To find out more about Norfolk Chess Clubs visit: www.norfolkchess.org/clubs.html To find out more about the Aylsham Library Chess Group contact Jonathan Reeve Tel: 01263-733744 / e-mail: aylshamchessclub@gmail.com

Greg Tebble of Norwich Dons Chess Club (standing) presenting 5 clocks to David Owen (left) and Jonathan Reeve (right), members of the Aylsham Library Chess Group.

Autumn Shield winner - Finley Burnett-Kiernan; Barclay Cup winner Mundesley junior golfers celebrate success Max Cutting; Centenary Cup winner - Finlay Burnett-Kiernan; Forte Cup Young golfers got their first taste of awards success at Mundesley Golf winner - Will Payne; Selby Lowndes Cup - Matthew Cozens. Club. Super Sixes team members award -Bella Brown, Teegan Neale, Isobel The seaside club, which is growing its junior section under the Brown, Freddie Pelham, Will Pudney, Theo Pudney, Harvey Cox, Fred leadership of lady member and retired teacher Ros Fretwell, held its Cox, Oscar Webb, Dillan Juby, Luke Cossey, Brogan O’Hara. first ever junior presentation event. Attendance Awards - Isobel Brown, Brogan O’Hara; Captain’s Prizes were handed out after five teams took in a mixed scramble event Day- Matthew Cozens; Senior Cup - Finlay Burnett-Kiernan; Most over four holes, which was also followed by a burger and chips lunch. Improved Drive - Fred Cox, Dillan Juby, Theo Pudney, Will Pudney, Overall winner was Matthew Cozens, who has cut his handicap from 54 Joshua Hamilton. to 26.6, while Theo Pudney was the most improved under-12 dropping Ron Robertson Cup - Matthew Cozens; Most Improved chipper - Finley from 54 to 38.7. The Mundesley Junior Championship Trophy + Cutting, Sophie Lev, Matthew Cozens, Will Handicap Cup went to Finley Burnett -Kiernan. Payne. Mundesley Golf Club’s junior section aims to start Most Improved putter - Harvey Cox, Luke playing friendly matches against other clubs this Cossey, Max Cutting, Finley Burnett-Kiernan year, and to take part in the SuperSixes League Best Effort - Jimmy Thornton, Isobel Brown, and GirlsGolfRocks campaign – but mainly to allow Freddie Pelham, Bella Brown youngsters, whatever their ability to improve and To find out more contact the club on enjoy their sport. 01263 720095 or email manager Other winners were: Photo submitted by Mundesley Golf Club @mundesleygolfclub.com 9-hole Championship Chalice - Will Pudney;

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Enjoy Adventures with Blakeney Rowing Club

Members of your local rowing club have been undaunted by the recent spate of inconsistent weather and high winds. Seeking any window of opportunity, crews have assembled at Barton Turf to row to How Hill, Wayford Bridge and beyond. See some great pictures of active rowers in beautiful Broads scenery on the club web site, crablakeney.wordpress.com. Several events and expeditions are being planned at the time of writing. These include a 14th February Valentine’s Day row on the Broads, an expedition to the Lake District between the 20th and the 28th April and a longer Broads exploration starting on June 29th and ending on July 3rd. These will be just some of the highlights of 2020 alongside the programme of competitive and social rows. It promises to be an amazing year. Hoi Larntan, the older of the club’s two skiffs, is currently being revamped in the Bayfield Brecks workshop. Thanks to all “Crabbers” who turn up on Saturday afternoons to help with the important maintenance tasks. When Hoi Larntan goes back on the water, then Bluejacket will receive some care from the team. If you wish to be part of the fun, then phone Humphrey on 07542371469. Rowing from Barton Turf is a great experience and you could come along for a trial row. In fact, you are entitled to three such rows before deciding whether you wish to join the club. Coaching and lifejackets are always available. Get rid of the winter blues and come skiff rowing in great company. Hope to hear from you soon. Barry Howes.

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Wells Library

NENBC Santon Downham & Lynford Arboretum Walk

Wells has ‘Open Library’ meaning you can access the library between 8am and 7pm Monday to Friday and 10 - 4 Saturday and Sunday. To use this service, you need to sign up to open access at any library during staffed times.

8th February 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Santon Downham & Lynford Arboretum Walk for some Breckland Specialities with Janice Darch Saturday 8th February 9:30am to 3:30pm Meeting Point: Meet in St Helens Car Park (this is about one mile east of Santon Downham village along a track which parallels the Little Ouse River), IP27 0TT, OS Explorer 229: TL826 874. At the time of writing the car park is free. Our second site is Lynford Arboretum where we will park in the free car park on the left-hand side, opposite the entrance to the Arboretum, OS Explorer 229: TL822 943. These sites are about an hour's drive from north Norfolk. Take the A148 to Holt and Fakenham, A1065 via Swaffham to Mundford. At Mundford roundabout take the A134 towards Thetford and then take the second turning on the right to Santon Downham. After the rail level crossing and the humped-backed river bridge St Helen's Car Park tuning is tucked in on the left. The car park is on the left after about a mile. We can proceed in convoy to Lynford Arboretum. Note: The path along the Little Ouse River can be muddy and slippery so wear good walking boots. Telescopes will be useful. Distance: Approximately 4 miles, 3 at Santon Downham and 1 at Lynford.

Weekly Events

Tuesdays Seated Exercise 11 - 11.45 £2.50 To book contact sue@cardioandcore.co.uk or 07774245810 Wednesdays Stay and Chat 9.30 - 10.30am For pre school children and family. Refreshments provided. Wednesday 5 Book Club 2.30 - 3.30pm Crime Book Club 5.30 - 6.30pm Wednesday Knit and Natter 10.30am -12 .30pm Meets every three weeks - check dates with staff Wednesdays Games Afternoon 1 - 3pm Fridays Just a Cuppa 11am - 12 noon Saturday 1 Lego Club 10am - 12 noon Special Events

Story Explorers A fun, interactive group to encourage your child’s communication and language development. Join us with your 0-5 year old at your local library for six sessions of activities based around storybooks. Wednesdays 12th February, 26th February, 11th March and 25th March 11.00am - 12.00pm Email: ecfs-families@actionforchildren. Get started with 3D pens Wednesday 26th February 3.30 - 4.30pm Build your own amazing creation with fabulous new 3D pens: like a 3D printer in your hand! Using plant-based plastic, your creation will be fully biodegradable. Rec-ommended for children aged 8+. No experience needed. Find more events and book at www.norfolk.gov.uk/digifest Or speak to library staff. Spaces are limited, so book now. Volunteers needed! Could you make hot drinks and talk to people at our just a cuppa group? Could you spare some time to help tidy up the library garden? Could you help develop ideas for events held at the library as a Library Friend and promote the library and its services within the local community? Please contact the library on 01328 862715.

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