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by fairy lights. The centre of the hall was laid out with tables of 6, each with a table cloth and cake stand full of dainty treats.

NCG Cake by Carol Boyes and Sally Bishop Photo: Simon Wilson The members of Norfolk Countryside Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers certainly know how to celebrate in style. On 28 September they hosted a tea party for nearly 80 people at Ludham Village Hall to mark the 40th anniversary of the Guild’s founding.

The hall was superbly dressed for the occasion. Bunting abounded and examples of the Guild’s finest work were showcased in an exhibition running down each side of the hall – woven tapestries, felted work, baskets, tassels, braids, skeins of yarn and beautiful garments from hand spun/ hand-dyed yarn. The centrepiece was a magnificent wall hanging made jointly by the Guild members on the theme ‘Ruby’ to commemorate this special anniversary. On the stage was an enchanting array of spinning wheels lit

Sue Mitchell, the Guild’s Chairman, opened the festivities with a short speech, saying how proud she was to be part of such a talented Guild. The Guild was founded in 1979 as part of the National Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Now with 60 members, the Norfolk Countryside Guild is thriving; its weekly meetings are always a buzz of activity. Guild members are incredibly generous with their knowledge and workshops are run regularly throughout the year.

Textile artist and Guild member, Ros Wilson, then gave a fascinating talk on the history of red dye from biblical times to the present day, showing samples of historic dyestuffs – a madder plant, cochineal beetles and wood shavings from the brazil wood tree. At the conclusion of the talk, Ros was invited to cut the special Ruby Anniversary Cake, made by Carol Boyes and Sally Bishop. Tea and coffee were served to all the tables and even more delicious cakes were available from a running buffet. There was such an

NCG Members Gerry McAree, Jane Davis and Sue Mitchell Photo: Ros Wilson

abundance of food provided by Guild members that the remaining cakes were donated to a local charity for the homeless.

The Norfolk Countryside Guild is keeping alive the ancient crafts of weaving, spinning and dyeing. It is a shining example of how craft and creativity bring a sense of well-being in today’s throwaway society.

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Dum di dum di dum di dum... Miranda Marshall, Director, Hayes + Storr

Trust and charity lawyers across the country are bristling at the lack of basic research by the writers and producers of the long-running radio soap (or rural docudrama) ‘The Archers’. Perhaps we should get out more!

By way of background: June Spencer who plays Peggy Woolley, the matriarch of the eponymous family, and who has just celebrated her 100th birthday in real life, has been rewarded by a special plot line in which she stars. It has dramatically set some cats among the pigeons of the various Archer family strands, whilst satisfying the current zeitgeist of environmental awareness. All very apposite!

Originally, Peggy set up a ‘Family Charitable Trust’ with a sum of half a million pounds to be awarded to a farming family member with the best sustainable environmental idea. No actual action seemed to be a requirement. Her son Tony who has farmed organically for decades has taken umbrage (Ambridge?) and is boycotting it in protest against the jumping-on-the-fashionablebandwagon brigade. All very jolly!

Now Peggy, following passionate lobbying by her socially-conscious cleaner Emma Grundy, has decided to open it up to the entire population of Ambridge, not just her family.

This is a wise Inheritance Tax-planning move, as the Trust now stands a better chance of satisfying the fundamental Public Benefit Test necessary for to achieve charitable status. Perhaps the BBC did take legal advice, after all?

There is a long history of illustrious lawyers following The Archers. My tutor at university once told me she did her weekly ironing listening to the Sunday omnibus edition. A highly respected Chancery QC became passionate about this legal faux pas at a recent conference I attended and told me later that she knew the little that she did about rural life through the show.

Oddly, canny Peggy (iron fist in a velvet glove) took advice about setting up the trust from her Financial Adviser, a smooth operator in a Range Rover with blacked-out windows. Let’s hope that his professional indemnity insurance is up to scratch. There is history of The Archer members being ripped off by dodgy financial advisors and there seems every chance that could happen again.

Peggy has now announced that the advisor has found Trustees for her; when those most suited to the role are right in front of Peggy’s nose and already known to listeners. Escaped Ab Fab character, Peggy’s daughter Lilian, is to be the Trust Administrator, which promises some true slap-stick potential, darling!

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club. Team Van Oord has also offered volunteer time from its team to assist with three community projects.

Sandscaping Community Fund Awarded

£25,000 awarded to local community groups

North Norfolk District Council has the pleasure of announcing that the Sandscaping Community Fund recipients have been decided.

£25,000 was gifted to the Council by Team Van Oord, the contractors responsible for delivering the Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme, to

distribute as community grants to parish councils and constituted groups in Bacton, Walcott and Paston.

No project was too small with applications for funding starting from £100. Fourteen projects will benefit from the funding including building a pavilion for a new play area, completing the installation of solar panels at a wildlife centre, and new sports equipment for a local youth

It was encouraging that nearly all the applications were deemed to have a strong enough benefit to the wider community that most could be granted full or partial funding for their projects. Those that did not receive full funding will, if eligible, have another opportunity to apply for a grant from the Council’s Big Society Fund.

Cllr Angie Fitch-Tillett, North Norfolk District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Coast, said “We are very grateful to Team Van Ord for this donation to our communities. I should also like to thank the whole team for being so considerate to our residents during the huge upheaval that had to be tolerated during the summer. We are extremely proud of the outcome and would like to thank all those involved.”

New guide to care and support in Norfolk – a crucial time for information A new, updated Norfolk - Your guide to care and support for adults 2019/ 20 has been published in association with Norfolk County Council. It gives readers crucial information on how to find and access care and support services throughout the county.

If you are looking for information on what your choices may be, this guide can help. With information to help you understand your options, where to go for advice and how the paying for care system works, the guide can support you to make informed decisions.

The new edition of Norfolk - Your

guide to care and support for adults 2019/20 and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in and around Norfolk. It includes information about how to stay independent for as long as possible, the different care and support options available and what to look for when choosing a care provider if you need one.

It also offers guidance on important issues such as paying for care and what financial assistance may be available from the local authority. There are comprehensive listings of

all registered care services throughout Norfolk, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services.

It can be downloaded from and is available in spoken word. For a free copy of Norfolk – Your guide to care and support for adults 2019/20 contact Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 or email It is also available throughout the region from various outlets including hospitals, GP surgeries, Age UK and Alzheimer’s Society.

Council to install electric charge points in public car parks

Project aims to make electric vehicles accessible

NNDC’s Cabinet has approved a proposal which will see the installation of Electric Vehicle Chargepoints (EVCs) in seven car parks across the district. The project, estimated to cost around £250,000, will be funded jointly by the Council and The Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV), a cross-Government team which aims to promote the use of electric vehicles by helping councils to provide the necessary infrastructure to allow their introduction.

Subject to the OLEV funding, it is expected that EVCs will be installed in NNDC owned car parks in Sheringham, Cromer, Holt, Fakenham, Wells and North Walsham, as well as some at the Council offices in Cromer. The installation should be complete by spring 2020.

The proposal aims to meet the expected rise in demand for electric vehicles from 200,000 to 6 million on the road by 2030. It has been identified that most current Electric Vehicle users will charge their vehicles at home. By installing these facilities in areas where many nearby properties do not have their own off-street parking, the Council aims to provide charging points and make EVs more accessible to all residents and visitors.

Additionally, the proposal will support


the economies of local towns as the charging points will be available to visitors to Council car parks, as well as residents.

The project forms part of NNDC’s commitment to environmental sustainability, with the Council seeking to make its own operations carbon neutral by 2030.

Cllr Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said “We are delighted to bring forward this new initiative which will see 38 Electric Vehicle Chargepoints introduced across the District. This is just the first step on the Council’s path towards delivering our new ‘greener’ agenda. Whilst we are working to reduce our own Carbon footprints we want to help residents and visitors to play their part too.”

North Norfolk Post | October 2019

Taster days at Age Concern North Norfolk Day Services Hub

Age Concern North Norfolk is an over 55s Day Services Hub which is based in Sheringham, which runs Tuesday to Friday. The aim of this service is to bring together those in need of companionship, to build new relationships and to take part in activities that encourage mental well-being and stimulate thinking. We provide shared interest which may include reminiscence, Carer’s support, personal care, bathing service, toileting, foot care, exercise, medication given, light entertainment, indoor/outdoor activities, computer/ laptop sessions and sing-a-long.

For older people living on their own it is particularly important as it provides a safe and reliable source of social contact, thereby reducing the risk of isolation and exclusion. Around fifty percent of those who attend the Day Services Hub have disabilities including dementia, alzheimers and mental illness.

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1940s Weekend 2019 1.



This year’s 1940s weekend was a roaring explosion of blitz spirit. The sinkhole long forgotten, Sheringham’s high street filled to the brim with the nostalgic colours and evocative sounds of a town fully embracing the best of its past.


NAAFI at Weybourne provided a taste of the past with wartime rations and even that king of processed meat cuisine - the immortal SPAM sandwich. Modern microwave dinners can’t possibly compete with such authentic excellence.

What an extraordinary assortment of entertainments this year.

Songs reverberated in the streets from singing groups and singers such as The Knightingales and Sarah Mai. For a bit of ‘swing a wing’ there was authentic big band music from the Skyliner Big Band and 9. others.

And speaking of music, for anyone who fancied a bit of Jits and Jive, members of the public could put their feet out to dance to the tunes of another age. I saw incredible dancing, at Sheringham station and on the high street to put Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to shame! (alright…maybe not that good, but it was truly marvellous!)



fantabulous vehicles, including the vintage buses that ferried thousands to and from Holt and Sheringham.

And what an incredible range 11. of costumes and characters austere nurses, dames with stunning victory rolls, and many a dungareed woman ordnance worker to make Rosie the Riveter proud.


When the North Norfolk Railway first organised the event all those years ago, who could have predicted the mammoth gathering it would become? Now Sheringham Carnival is involved and the event has grown bigger and bigger. Indeed,

Among the men we had Seasoned Generals and Green Recruits, Scots Guard and Home Guard, Navy and Army, and possibly even a gangster and a jerry or two.




Trucks, tanks, and motorbikes and even a fighter plane at Holt Station. What were once mean, green, killing machines are now peacefully retired (or reconstructed) as exemplary works of engineering from their time. We offer thanks to the Military Vehicle Trust and others for providing so many


For those enthusiastic of vintage vehicles, there were countless to be seen and enjoyed.


demand was so high at Sheringham Station, on the Saturday in particular, that many were unfortunately forced to wait for a second train to Weybourne and Holt! Chief Organiser Angela Rudd at the North Norfolk Railway wishes to thank all local businesses and visitors that made the weekend such a great success.


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Erpingham Festival of Crafts

Autumn at the Museum of the Broads

Due to popular demand from both the public and crafters, yet again we will be hosting our 3rd Erpingham Festival of Crafts this year, this time with a higher number of crafters than before.

This autumn we will be offering boat trips every day we are open - Sunday to Fridays. Tuesdays to Thursdays you can catch a bit of steam with our Victorian Launch Falcon. On Fridays, Sundays and Mondays, why not catch our brand new electric launch Marsh Harrier?

The doors will open at Erpingham with Calthorpe Village Hall at 10am until 4pm on Saturday 26 October.

Artists and craftspeople from Erpingham and the local areas will have unique and high quality crafts available for sale. These include woodwork, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, ironwork, rope work, natural hand made products, and much more, many of which will be ideal gifts for Christmas.

The railway exhibition has been very popular Marsh Harrier, new electric launch this year and it’s been great to see both Honing Station and Felmingham Station putting on events for Heritage open days in September. Why not come along and find out more about the railway which brought both holidaymakers and was also used for evacuees and troops. It’s a fascinating story and this is your last chance as we close on Fri 01 November.

Delicious homemade refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Entry and car parking are free.

We are also having a raffle - proceeds from this and the event will go towards The Priscilla Bacon Lodge support group & St Mary’s Church Erpingham. We aim to raise over £1,000.

Aylsham Singers’ New Season

The Aylsham Singers have been invited to a ‘Sing for Shelter’ recording session at the London Coliseum on Wednesday 30 October.

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‘Sing for Shelter’ will raise funds to support Shelter in their work with homeless people. The choir first performed the ‘Sing for Shelter’ single at Aylsham’s ‘Make Music Day’ earlier this year.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust North Norfolk Group are hosting an illustrated talk by Tony Martin entitled ‘Reclaiming South Georgia from the Rats’ on Thursday 24 October at Cley Village Hall 7.30 £2 members, £3 non-members - including refreshments. No need to book, just come along. Sponsored by Picnic Fayre.

Cromer and Sheringham Choral Society

The choir’s next full Some of the Aylsham Singers concert will be on performing at Aylsham’s Saturday 30 November ‘Make Music Day’ in Aylsham Town Hall, the day after Aylsham Christmas Lights Switch-On. Rehearsals have started for a Victorian-themed Christmas Concert. As always, the choir would be pleased to hear from enthusiastic local singers, who would like to rehearse on Wednesday evenings, in preparation for this concert. Anyone interested in finding out more can visit or phone 01263 731170.

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a generous donation of £1000, has helped art students at Alderman Peel High School in Wells with three exciting projects since the beginning of this year.

Visiting artist Hollie Betts talked, demonstrated and showed her artwork to Year 10 painters in a workshop to help them develop skills further as portrait and landscape painters. Award winning artist Hollie inspired many students and helped them work with the lovely new materials sponsored by Glaven Valley Arts Society. Glaven Valley Arts Society, through

A clay workshop in the early part of the year with sculptor Kate Allsop was followed by large scale acrylic painting workshops in the spring. And in the summer a trip to Wells Beach was the focus for some inventive large scale natural pigment sea paintings with Mary Blue.

By including such diverse opportunities, and involving local artists and craftspeople the students were able to explore their talents and create some wonderful works of art. And all students were able to benefit. An exhibition and prize giving was held

at Holkham Hall in July.

With a commitment to supporting young artists Chris Chapman, Chair of Glaven Valley Arts Society comments ‘it is rewarding to see what a difference £1000 can make to a vibrant and talented group of students – and it is just the sort of project that we are keen to support. Glaven Valley Arts Society exists to provide interesting and informative lectures, study days and visits – and with 270 members we hope our members discover a new passion or reconnect with an existing one. These students are just at the beginning of their own artistic journeys and we are delighted to support them’.

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Secret Postcard Art Auction & Exhibition Thorpe Market Church, NR11 8UA 18-20 October 12noon-4pm.

It may seem a while away, but at the Heritage Centre we are already looking forward to our plans for autumn and the festive season.

This is a wonderful opportunity to bid for anonymous postcard sized works of art. You may find you have won a bid for a valuable art work. All funds raised will go towards improving the exhibition facilities at Thorpe Market Church.

We are hosting a children’s art and craft session during the October half term, where we will be making beautiful paper batik designs which will be used to personalise the cover of a notebook. It’s great fun, involving crayons and messy paint, so it should be a fun morning. £4 per child (6+) booking essential via The festive season will be a busy one for the Centre as we will be hosting three festive events.

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The first is a needle felting workshop suitable for those with no previous experience. We will be making Santa tree decorations. £15 per person, all materials and refreshments included. Booking essential for this event on Friday 22 November 10am–12.30pm.

In response to local community wishes, North Norfolk District Council will waive parking fees all day on Remembrance Sunday. Information will be displayed in advance in all car parks to give notice of free parking. The payment machines will be covered up on the day to make it clear to users that the car parks will not require payment. Parking charges in North Norfolk District Council car parks usually apply from 8am to 6pm.

The second is one of our favourite events of the year … our annual Breakfast with Santa event which will return this year on the morning of Sunday 1 December 9.30am – 11.30am in Aylsham Town Hall. Booking is open, and places fill quickly, so book soon to avoid disappointment. Ticket price includes breakfast, time with Santa, a story, a gift and lots of crafts to enjoy. It really is a lovely morning! Adults £4.50, Children £7.50 Visit our website or contact the centre to book tickets.

Cllr. Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of the Council, said “As in previous years, North Norfolk District Council will be supporting Remembrance Day commemorations by ensuring that parking is free in all District Council-owned car parks on Sunday 10 November for those wishing to pay their respects.”

The final event of the year will be the popular wreath making session which is kindly supported by Woodgate Nursery. Places are limited and do fill quickly so booking is essential. £15 per person including all materials and tuition on Wednesday 4 December 10am – 12.30pm.

International Photographer of the Year exhibition two chemicals are mixed together to returns to Sheringham Park produce an extraordinary exposure of

The International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition, the world's premier photography exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical images, returns to the National Trust’s Sheringham Park this autumn.

Located in the tranquil surroundings of the Bower Garden, over 40 pictures are on display celebrating gardens and plants from across the globe. The Upcher family who owned Sheringham Park were enthusiastic plant collectors. Henry Morris Upcher was one of the sponsors of plant hunter Ernest Wilson who brought many specimens

back from China in the early 20th century. The international nature of the exhibition therefore does sit well within the garden setting at Sheringham, which features plants from at least five continents.

the Allium entitled ‘Fireworks’.

Norfolk photographer Richard Bloom’s winning image of ‘Bressingham Gardens in Autumn’ in the ‘Beautiful Gardens’ category is on display, alongside wonderful landscape photographs from the ‘Breathing Spaces’ category, which is sponsored by the National Trust.

The overall winner this year was Jill Welham, who drew on a technique of yesteryear known as cyanotype where


The exhibition features a wide range of subjects including wildlife, urban settings and abstract views as well as woods and forests – although always with plants as a focus.

Combine your visit to the exhibition with a walk around the wild garden, taking in the array of diverse fungi and autumn colours on display throughout Sheringham Park.

International Garden Photographer of the Year is a free exhibition, which is open at the National Trust’s Sheringham Park from Saturday 31 August – 27 October, dawn to dusk.

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

The secret ingredient is Ann Graveling’s Silver Medal World Championship-winning marmalade, with which residents of Overstrand Road are very familiar thanks to the burgeoning roadside marmalade pit-stop outside No97. In fact people have driven for hundreds of miles for this very spread and, if it’s all gone, disgruntled shoppers have been known to lay siege to the front door demanding replenishments. Overstrand Road is often brought to a complete standstill due to impatient marmalade-hunters, and although Ann cleverly shifted the blame for recent congestion onto Anglian Water we all know the real story.

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Method Line a 32cm brownie tray with baking paper

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Firms sentenced to £108,257 following health and safety breach

Sentencing follows successful prosecution of Woodland Caravan Site and Foley and Baugh Associates

Woodland Caravan Site has been ordered to pay fines, costs and a victim surcharge totalling £103,120 and Foley and Baugh Associates has been ordered to pay a total of £5137 after a swimmer was pulled unconscious from a swimming pool at the site in Trimingham in March 2017.

Both firms pleaded guilty to failing to discharge their general health, safety and welfare duty at a hearing at Norwich Magistrates Court in March 2019 and were sentenced by District Judge Woollard at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on Friday 20 September 2019.

Woodlands Caravan Site (Trimingham) Ltd, the company which operated and managed the pool, was charged with breach of the duty it owed to do so in such a way as to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, that swimmers there were not exposed to the risks of drowning between 12 March 2015 and 1 April 2017.

Alan Baugh, a safety consultant from Great Yarmouth, trading as Foley and Baugh Associates, provided health and safety consultancy and advice services to Woodlands Caravan Site (Trimingham) Ltd. He was charged with breach of the duty he owed to do so in such a way as to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, that swimmers at the pool were not exposed to the risks of drowning between 1 December 2015 and 1 April 2017.

Both charges were breaches of duties under section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, contrary to section 33(1)(a) of that Act.

North Norfolk District Council prosecuted following an investigation into the incident where a swimmer got into difficulty and was under the water for more than five minutes before being rescued by other swimmers. The swimmer was hospitalised and has since made a good recovery.

Cllr. Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said “I hope that this outcome demonstrates the importance of all businesses in ensuring the health and safety of their


customers, especially in swimming pools where the risks are well known and the need for effective supervision is absolutely necessary. If businesses are using safety consultants they must ensure that they are receiving an adequate and suitable service from them, otherwise they may both face action if problems arise, as in this case.

“This prosecution should serve as a clear indication of how seriously North Norfolk District Council treats incidents where standards have not been met and that court action was the only option in this serious case. The outcome for the swimmer could have been very different had it not been for the commendable actions of the members of the public in the pool at the time, and those with responsibility for the health and safety for others need to be absolutely clear of what the consequences are if they do not comply with legislation.”

Free guidance on the management and operation of swimming pools is available on the Health and Safety Executive website.

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When Autumn Leaves Begin to Fall …

It’s a glorious Autumn Thursday in Cromer, the leaves are turning red and gold and the crops are being harvested. Many of us are enjoying the sunshine as we go about our daily lives, including work, childcare, hobbies, eldercare and the myriad of other activities we get involved in. At some point in our day we give thought to what we’d like to eat for lunch, or tea, or supper and even breakfast the next day. It’s no big deal. We pop to the local shop or the supermarket, choose, pay for and enjoy our food.

Unfortunately, it’s not like that for all of us. Some of us do all the same activities until it comes to thinking about food and this is where the Foodbank with seven centres in North Norfolk steps in to help. Picture the scene. Behind the doors of Cromer Methodist Church Hall, a group of people who are receiving short term help with providing food for themselves and their families gather at Cromer Foodbank to collect their groceries which are generously provided by those of us who recognise how tough living is when food is not readily available. And this scene happens in the other six Foodbank Centres across North Norfolk, each open one day every week. Don’t imagine for one minute that you know what kind of people use the Food-

bank. It would be so easy to stereotype. In fact, Foodbank clients are from all age groups, from the youngest to the oldest in our society. People from different backgrounds and with different life and work experience. Some are families, some are alone, others come with a friend for support. Everyone is welcomed by members of the Foodbank Team. The intention is to give help through quiet and effective support at a time when people most need it and that intention is palpable. Food, advice, a helping hand, a listening ear, reassurance, a kind word, the opportunity to connect with others and a cuppa are all part of what this amazing organisation offers to its clients.

It is not easy to ask for help with providing food for your family and there is the sense of many contrasting human emotions – feelings of lack and hope for abundance, fear and increased courage, embarrassment and renewed confidence. Be assured though that sad it is not. Cromer Foodbank and its other six centres in Holt, Sheringham, North Walsham, Stalham and the two in Aylsham, excel in making people feel welcome and that it’s ok to need and accept short term help when life is not going to plan. And there is a definite buzz about them all that confirms this. The backbone of our organisation is our volunteers. Our Foodbank Centres are only as good as the people who choose to give their time and energy to us so

that they can help their fellow citizens. Volunteers’ backgrounds and experience are varied and the professional and life skills they bring to us mean that we give the best service to our clients. Perhaps you could help too.

In the words of one of the 120 people who currently volunteer to help us, “I have the greatest respect for people who are facing these challenges and I am not sure I would have been able to cope faced with any of the same situations. I cannot bear the thought of people, especially children, going hungry in 2019. That’s why I come here. However small my contribution, I know I am helping and that gives me back far more than I could ever imagine.”

The Autumn marks the ending of the Summer and the beginning of the Winter for all of us. Food is gathered and stored for the coming Winter season, including the celebration of Christmas. Even though the days are short and often dark and cold, most of us look forward to the highlights of the Winter season. This is when we most need your support to ensure that our clients can look forward too. Thank you. Please visit us at or email us at

Well Done Itteringham Village Community!


Sponsor two £500 cars on a trip to Inverness in aid of Mini funds. It’s that time of year when monies are raised for the Minis Section tour at North Walsham Rugby Club.

This year the Itteringham Village Shop will be celebrating 25 years of the Association running our shop, following the deaths of Mr and Mrs Fairhead.

Each year we try to help each child to be part of a weekend of fun and laughter, each child will experience a weekend of memory making, experiencing activities that they may not have tried and forming bonds that can be lifelong. This year the tour is not going far - to Scottow Park. The monies raised help subsidise all the children to be part of something special.

Such a tremendous achievement; we have overcome adversity, in many forms, including the threat of eviction and closure! Following our ‘Save the Shop’ campaign, we have successfully secured a substantial lease of 99 years from NNDC. We have also been successful in obtaining grants for maintaining the shop’s continued trading.

The fund raising challenge this year is for two teams of lady parents of mini players each to buy a car for less than £500, fettle it and then drive it from Norfolk to Inverness with a series of challenges on the way.

You opportunity to fund ferocious females is here

All monies raised will go to the kids. Nothing to garages, breakdown vans or AA subs!

Currently the shop has been shortlisted for a best regional award in the Rural Business Awards 2019/20.

Date for your diary! 19 October - CURRYLICIOUS EVENING Serving delicious curries from 6pm onwards! Eat in or Take Away. Our celebration will be a fitting recognition of all our customer support, our local suppliers support, and the hard work and selflessness given by the shop staff and the volunteers over the 25 years, in order to maintain a rural community shop in the village.


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

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

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

It can help to build your pet a safe den and keep windows, doors and curtains closed to minimise noise as much as possible. Some pets will find it comforting to have an alternative noise so keeping the radio or television on can help to reduce awareness of the sound of fireworks.

Pets will often look to you for reassurance during stressful situations so try to act as normally as possible and make sure not to tell pets off if they are behaving in a stressed manner during fireworks. It is also important to reward calm and relaxed behaviour with cuddles and treats!

There are also several medicines and techniques which can be used to reduce anxiety around firework season. Pheromone-based and natural calming products come in several varieties including plug-in diffusers, tablets, liquids, collars and sprays. These products can help pets feel more relaxed and calm and should ideally be started at least 48 hours (preferably longer) before fireworks are due to start. Noise phobia CDs are also available and are designed to gradually reduce sensitivity to loud sounds over a long period of time in the run up to Firework Night.

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

As November creeps up its time to start thinking about Firework season and what we can do to help our pets.

We offer FREE OF CHARGE firework advice for our clients as well as stocking a variety of calming products. Pop in or call us on 01692 407126 for advice from our friendly team.

Northrepps 'Poppyland' Branch of The Royal British Legion

Following on from the last article both mothers have now been released back into the wild.

At this month's meeting, our Standard Bearer was presented with a new Flag Bag to transport our Standard, by our Branch member Mrs. Val Marr, in memory of her late husband John.

Their hoglets are now juveniles and independent and have all been separated some might even get up to release weight before the winter sets in. As fast as they are released new ones arrive and all the huts are full.

We welcomed two guests, Mr John Needham and Mr Robin Lilly, and all members thanked Val for this most generous gift.

Our Branch is fast approaching its formation some 70 years ago, and preparations are now being put in hand to celebrate this occasion.

One case is Stef who has been involved in some kind of accident. Her spines are laying flat& unfortunately she has a front foot injury which she is unable to walk on. She has an appointment at the vets tomorrow - fingers crossed it’s not broken and she doesn't have to have an amputation. I will let you know how she gets on next time.

We uphold the core values of The Royal British Legion with a 21st century approach. New members are very welcome. For further information, contact contact Lorna on 01263 579633.

How does Arthritis affect you?

Versus Arthritis Sheringham did not meet during August however we did join Chris, Versus Arthritis East Anglia area coordinator, on the hottest day of the year at the Aylsham Show to man an information stand.

Hopefully we reached out and helped people affected by the many forms of arthritis. Many will have heard of osteoarthritis, the most common form of joint disease, gout and rheumatoid arthritis.

There are numerous other forms - is an excellent information resource on current research, treatments and understanding, supporting research and 10 million people living with arthritis.

Locally, Diana will be leading a discussion, chat and information session ‘How does Arthritis effect you?’ at Anchor Close Community Room, Sheringham on Monday 18 November between 10am and 12noon. All are welcome to join Sheringham Versus Arthritis for a coffee and chat.

Diana can be contacted on 01263 513569, Chris on 0734418472 and Rita at


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small and longstanding cysts with the help of lasers.

Lumps and bumps are a very common complaint. These are not only a cosmetic issue but can cause symptoms such as itching, bleeding, catching on cloths etc.

Lipoma - or fatty lumps can be removed through a very small cut in the skin.

Xanthelasma - these are small whitish fatty deposits around the eyes. Most of these can be very successfully removed under local anaesthesia. If these are very large, especially on lower eyelids then removal in a hospital setting may be required.

Some darkly pigmented moles or changing, enlarging ones can indicate a need to see your GP or a dermatologist to exclude melanoma. Here we discuss some common types of lumps and bumps and treatment options.

Seborrhoic warts and skin tags are very common minor skin lesions which usually do not produce symptoms or turn nasty. These are very easy to remove very successfully with barely noticeable scarring.

Raised flesh coloured moles - these are again very common and usually do not indicate any significant problem. Most remain unchanged for many years. It is best to get them checked if there are any changes or concerns. These can be removed almost instantly with shave excision or vaporised with the laser.

Pigmented moles - are a little bit tricky to remove as we remove these with a margin of surrounding skin and this means the resultant scar is usually much longer than the original mole. We also recommend these be sent for pathological examination. Routine examination of removed tissue is best practice here. Skin cysts - these can be removed through a very small hole in the overlying skin. We now treat most

Broken veins/ birthmarks - most of these can be faded with the help of lasers and no surgery is normally required. A few sessions may be needed.

Rhinophyma or bulbous nose due to rosaces - this can be very successfully removed with the help of lasers. We may need to use 2-3 lasers and 3-5 sessions may be required. Results are very gratifying. Warts - a variety of treatments are available and lasers are one option to cut off the blood supply so warts shrink and disappear. These can also be vaporised with CO2 laser.

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GP Surgeries open their doors to offer the flu vaccination

GP surgeries across Norfolk and Waveney are gearing up to provide special clinics to offer patients their annual flu jab.

Children aged between 2 and 10 years old will be offered the nasal spray vaccination. The adult flu vaccine is offered free to those in groups at particular risk of infection and complications from flu.

The groups being offered the adult flu vaccine are:

• Pregnant women • Those aged 65 or over • Those aged under 65 with longterm conditions • Carers

GPs are asking their patients to book a place in forthcoming flu clinics as soon as they are advertised. Alternatively, you can visit your nearest participating pharmacy.

GP surgeries are also testing atrial fibrillation in patients over the age of 65. Although flu vaccinations are

available from other outlets it is only GP surgeries who are offering the additional check for abnormal heart rates at the same time.

In addition to the atrial fibrillation and flu vaccination applicable patients are able to receive Pneumococcal vaccines protecting patients against the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae. The vaccine can prevent some cases of pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis. A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. However, some people are at higher risk of serious illness and can be given the pneumococcal vaccination on the NHS.

Dr Anoop Dhesi, Chair of North Norfolk CCG and Partner at Stalham Staithe GP Surgery said: “Flu can be incredibly unpleasant for many people but for a select few it can be fatal. The best way for people to protect themselves and loved ones around them is to get the vaccination on offer especially those offered it for free on the NHS.”

A previous pilot programme showed vaccinating children had dual benefit; as well as protecting them from flu, it also protects others, such as parents, grandparents and siblings, as children are ‘super spreaders’ and are much more likely to infect others.

If you are not amongst the eligible categories to receive a flu vaccination free of charge on the NHS, please consider visiting a local pharmacy for the vaccine in order to protect yourself and your family this winter.

Hundreds enjoy coffee and cake in aid of Macmillan

A Poem for Halloween

All Hallows’ Eve All Hallows’ Eve will soon be here, When children go out, spreading ‘terror’ and ‘fear’. Collecting treats from neighbours and friends, Whilst dressed up in costumes as darkness descends. As night falls, the air fills with weird ghoulish howls Of werewolves and warlocks, witches and owls. All kinds of fiendish creatures appear, To the neighbours with whom they’ve been friendly all year! Sweets are dispensed by kind, liberal hands, To delighted young children who make these demands … “we’ll play tricks on you, unless you pay us off.” So tricking or treating is just a trade-off. Thank goodness this mayhem comes just once a year, Then all little horrors and ghosts disappear!

Purdy’s Tea Room based at Woodgate Nursery in Aylsham hosted a Macmillan Coffee Day on Friday 27 September, which included a charity raffles to win a basket full of tea room and nursery goodies (worth over £50,

Every hot drink sold on the day went to the charity, with the cakes all fitting in with the Macmillan theme.

Stuart Morton, tea room owner, commented ‘This year has been really well supported and with all proceeds from the hot drinks being donated, we have raised over £1198.04 for Macmillan. Thank you to everyone who took part and helped us raise so much for a great cause’

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Dying to Tell

Norfolk born author, Keri Beevis, is no stranger to the North Norfolk coast and, although based in Norwich, she has visited many times over the years.

Therefore, when it came to choosing settings for her new psychological thriller, the first based in her home county, Cromer was always going to be on the list. Other locations featured include Burnham Overy Staithe, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norwich and Filby.

The story follows a young woman, Lila, who is the only survivor of a car accident. She believes she is on the road to recovery after being released from the hospital, but

Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health said: “If you have a bad cold or the flu, you are best to manage your illness from home, without seeing a doctor or visiting a hospital. You shouldn’t need to see your GP unless the symptoms become particularly severe, last far longer than usual or if you have a long-term health condition. If you think you might be suffering from flu and are concerned that your symptoms are worsening you can call NHS 111 for advice.”

a series of unsettling incidents leave her fearing for her safety. Does she have survivor’s guilt or is something more sinister at play?

Early reviewer feedback has been positive, with one reader calling the book ‘a beautifully written thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat,’ while another writes that ‘the whole novel reads like a love letter to Norwich, and Cromer especially.’

‘Some of my favourite childhood memories are of the North Norfolk coast,’ Keri tells us. ‘I love the area and feel blessed to live in such a beautiful county. I just hope I have done it justice in my new book.’

Dying To Tell was released on 26 September with Bloodhound Books. You can find out more about Keri at


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The Importance of Fraud and Scam Awareness

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

The workshop held on the 23rd September 2019 offered advice and guidance in supporting your loved ones to help them feel safe and secure in their own home. As the home is no longer only targeted by doorstep sales-people and cold callers but also nuisance calls, texts and unwanted post it is important that we take steps to prevent this invasion of privacy and security.

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

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

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

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

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

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

North East Norfolk Bird Club

Felbrigg Park Monthly Walk on 16 October 9am - 11am - this walk caters for all levels of ability. We will take a leisurely walk around the park & lake, route dependent on the local bird and other wildlife likely to be present on the day. Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather - footpaths in Felbrigg can be muddy at any time of the year. Meet at Sexton's Lodge car park, off Lion's Mouth, NR11 8PS at the western end of the estate. To keep the Club's carbon footprint small, please consider car sharing. As usual, children are welcome if accompanied by well-behaved adults, but we regret no dogs.

Horsey Walk for autumn migrants on 19 October 9am – 1.30pm - we plan to walk along the coast, with a loop inland to Horsey Mere and Brograve Mill, looking for autumn

migrants and early winter visitors. Meet at the car-park at Horsey Gap (the car park for visiting the seal colony, TG463241, nearest postcode NR29 4EQ). To reach the car park leave the A149 coast road at the sharp righthand (coming from the Happisburgh direction) bend at TG460236, and drive towards the coast along a track for a couple of hundred metres. In autumn the car park is usually unmanned and parking free. From the car-park we will head south-east by the coastal dunes, turn inland along the Nelson Head track and continue to Horsey Mill, where there are facilities. We will then walk around the edge of the mere to Brograve Mill, before looping back to the Horsey Gap car park. This is a longish walk (several miles), a short section of which is along the road, but it offers a nice range of habitats. This is a return visit


have an account on their website sign in and check for any new messages.

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

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

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

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

to an area NENBC last visited in 2017, when we found a very creditable 55 species. As always with autumn, the potential birds depend very much on the prevailing winds and weather. A telescope is useful if you have one. This area is very exposed and can be bitterly cold in winter, so good footwear and clothing is a must. Children are welcome if accompanied by well-behaved adults, but we regret no dogs. To keep the Club's carbon footprint small, please consider car sharing. Leader Andy Clarke.

‘Urban Peregrines & Developments at Sculthorpe’ a talk with Zoe Smith with an update on the Cromer Peregrine Project 2019 on 31 October 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Aylmerton Village Hall, NR11 8PZ.

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North Norfolk Post | October 2019

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Every Step Counts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Coastal trek a hit for Air Ambulance On Sunday 8 September more than 200 people took to the Norfolk coastline to complete either a 24 mile or 24 kilometre walk for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. This is the first time EAAA have held the Trek 24 event â&#x20AC;&#x201C; designed to raise awareness and funds for the charityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission to fly 24/7 from the end of next year.

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has overcome several injuries complete the 24 mile walk â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just incredible. I was so pleased to be there for him at the finish line.

EAAA critical care paramedic Rod Wells (right) with Ambulance Service buddies Martin Harris and Jared Grove

The Trek 24 event is expected to raise over ÂŁ70,000 for the charity, which needs to raise an additional ÂŁ1 million each year (bringing the total funds needed to ÂŁ13 million a year) in order to develop and deliver a 24 hour helicopter emergency service in East Anglia.

Alison Brett, Head of Aftercare at EAAA, who completed the 24K walk, said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a wonderful day. This has been a great event for some of our patients to aim for in their recovery and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really pleased to have completed the 24K walk with some of my team. We even had a former patient who

Taking in the stunning Norfolk coastline, 123 people braved the longer walk, from West Runton to Holkham Hall, over Beeston Bump and along a great distance of shingle, which made this walk especially challenging. Among the 24 mile trekkers were several former EAAA patients and EAAA Critical Care Paramedic, Rod Wells. Some 24 mile participants even chose to run the route, or run a mile then walk a mile. On average, it took the 24 milers eight hours to walk the 24 mile route, including stopping for breaks.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been fantastic to meet EAAA supporters along the way and the event is set to raise a significant amount of money to help us go 24/7 next year. It will take a while for the final total to come in in sponsorship but the charity is hoping the first Trek 24 will have raised in the region of ÂŁ70,000 which is tremendous. A huge thank you to everyone who took part, volunteered and has sponsored our participants.â&#x20AC;?


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The EAAA Trekkers were blessed with a bright sunny day with a refreshing cool breeze. The walkers were kept well energised and motivated by volunteers at several cheer and refreshment points along the way, with a hot meal waiting for them at the finish line in the grounds of Holkham Hall.

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North Norfolk Post | October 2019

Aylsham Chess Club’s New Season Tournament



Following successful stands at The Aylsham Show and a Farmers’ Market, Aylsham Chess Club organised a rapidAylsham Chess Club stand at play tournament to give The Aylsham Show 16 new and returning players the chance of some pre-season practice.


The tournament was supported with prizes kindly provided by Aylsham’s M&S BP Garage and Budgens of Aylsham. Matthew Perry, from Aylsham, was the overall winner (with a perfect score of 5 out of 5). The runner-up was John Wickham from Taverham (with a score of 3.5 out of 5).

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North Norfolk Post | October 2019

80 year old Coltishall resident is taking on the Aspire Channel Swim for the 13th time!

for Aspire.

Ann Marie Binns, who lives in Coltishall, is currently taking on the Aspire Channel Swim, swimming 22 miles over 12 weeks this autumn in her local pool to raise money to support people with spinal cord injuries. Since she first took on the swim in 2004, she has raised over £1,300

Ann Marie says “I turned 80 this year and I have been swimming since I was five years old. I enjoy the Aspire Channel Swim because I like to have a discipline; by signing up to the Swim it means I have to go and get the lengths done. I keep signing up year after year because it’s such a worthy cause. I have met many people in the pool over the years who have spinal problems, who inspire me to do something for others. “I’ve been horse riding for 30 years and

earlier this year I had a fall for the first time. I got on a young, strong horse which wasn’t completely trained yet, but I was keen and eager to sit on him. And then there I was… bang, flat on my back. It made me realise just how important it is to support Aspire as they help people who have accidents.

“After my fall I was in agony but as soon as I got back in the water, I felt absolutely brilliant again and I can feel that my body is getting back to normal. It’s so therapeutic and very calming – I could swim for hours and hours, it’s effortless. “Since I decided to do the Aspire Channel Swim again this year it’s been great, and I’ve been swimming three times a week. I feel absolutely fantastic. I like to have focus in my life, otherwise life is boring. Doing something for other people is just something I have to do. “Since I started doing the Aspire Channel Swim in 2004, I have raised over £1,300. I don’t like asking people to sponsor me without giving them something in return, so I have a monthly stall in my local parish hall –

Holt Ridge Morris Seeking New Members

Local Morris side Holt Ridge have spent a busy summer dancing at various locations throughout the county.

The season began when we danced at dawn on 1 May at Roman Camp, which has now become an annual tradition. We spent a very busy May bank holiday weekend dancing at different locations for three consecutive days including Cromer Pier, The Stalham Fringe Festival and the Poppy Line platforms. The Potty festival in July was another highlight of our year.

In addition we have danced at numerous summer fetes and local pubs.

Our two brief appearances on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow were of special note this year too. When we were featured dancing at Cromer – not as exhibits!

Now September has arrived, it is time to start our regular Monday evening practice sessions again. These are generally held at Marsham village hall.

This is an excellent time for new members to join the side and learn to dance during the winter months. It’s the opportunity to take up a new hobby, keep fit and make new friends into the bargain!

If you are interested in learning to Morris dance, please give Brian Antuar a call on 01263 715762 for further information, or find us on Facebook – Holt Ridge Morris.

We will look forward to seeing you!

St Benets Hall in North Walsham where I put out lots of information about Aspire and tell people about how Aspire helps people with Spinal Cord Injury and about my swimming. I have a lot of hobbies – quilting, painting and crafting - so I make things and sell them too. My swimming pool - Everyone Active Victory Swim and Fitness Centre in North Walsham - lets me have a coffee stall in the foyer as another way to raise funds. Find out more and sign up to the Aspire Channel Swim at Find out more about Aspire at

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North Norfolk Post | October 2019

Tu l i p t r e e F a b r i c s & B o b b i n s Te a R o o m

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Tuliptree Fabrics would like to invite you to their new craft centre in Marsham.

Not only will we have all our fabulous fabrics and gifts, but we will also be delivering even more classes/workshops, to include

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