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Issue 436 30th November 2013

Dalek Invasion comes to Kidzone

Covering North Walsham, Aylsham and surrounding villages in association with the Cromer Times and Sheringham Independent

Kidzone in North Walsham was lucky enough to be visited by a real life Dalek during the recent half term holiday. The visit by the Dalek was part of a week of Dr Who activities at Kidzone, a breakfast and after school club based at North Walsham Infant and Junior School. Children also designed a planet Dr Who could visit and had a competition to create a new Dr Who character.

Kidzone is part of The Benjamin Foundation charity that is celebrating its 19th birthday and Dr Who cakes were baked and eaten by the children to mark the occasion.

Kidzone offers breakfast, after school and holiday childcare for children between the ages of 3 to 13 and is open for 50 weeks a year. To make a booking, arrange a visit or for any enquiries please call 01692 407012 or email


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Icarus Hines’ Norfolk lamb with Dauphinoise potatoes, purple sprouting and beetroot

December is a very busy time for us at the Grove and we have lots of great events during the leadup to Christmas. The highlight is our Carol evening - with miced pies and lashings of mulled wine - under the stars around our Christmas tree on 23rd December at 6pm. We’re being joined by the Cantamus Community Choir from Thorpe Market and we hope it will be a fantastic evening for the whole town to get together as the festive season really gets underway. The Carol evening will be free entry, though we will be collecting for the RNLI to help them with the great work that they do in Cromer, Sheringham and around the country.

best lamb from Icarus Hines; is really scrummy and perfect for this time of year.

Very best wishes from us all at The Grove.


THE LAMB Four French-trimmed three-bone racks of Norfolk lamb – any butcher will trim and clean the bones ready for the oven. For the lamb crust – 1 cup of hazlenut and chocolate Crush granola (made locally in Norfolk.) A handful of mint, handful of basil leaves, Norfolk rapeseed honey for a beautifully pure flavour - and helps the crust stay on the meat… Maldon Sea Salt, black pepper, cold pressed Crush rapeseed oil.

We still have just a few slots available for Christmas dinner parties too - although they are selling out extremely quickly – a couple of tables left for our sumptuous Christmas Day lunch, and of course we are open for dinner every night and the best Sunday lunch in Norfolk!

This is a great recipe that features on our Autumn menu here at the Grove, and is proving extremely popular. It blends a traditional French cooking technique with some superb local produce, including some gorgous granola from Crush Foods and the

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♦ Seal the lamb in a hot pan until all sides have a golden glaze. ♦ Leave to stand, baste the top fat with honey, and add herbs, granola and seasoning (blended or chopped very finely) to the honey glaze. ♦ Drizzle with a little cold pressed rapeseed oil and cook in a medium heat oven (gas mark 5) for between 20 and 30 minutes until pink. ♦ Cook the purple sprouting tips in seasoned boiling water for 45 minutes; drain and serve.

DAUPHINOISE POTATOES 5 large potato lovers (Norfolk tatties) 500ml double cream 2 crushed garlic cloves

2 pinches nutmeg Maldon sea salt, black pepper

■ Pre-heat oven to gas mark three. Make sure your oven dish is evenly coated with butter. Peel five large potatoes – we get ours direct from the garden – thinly slice with a sharp knife or mandolin. ■ Mix up 500ml of double cream, a couple of pinches of nutmeg, a good amount of seasoning and two crushed garlic cloves. ■ Toss the potatoes in your cream mix, place everything into your gratin dish – layering the slices of potato – and bake for approximately an hour to 90 minutes, pressing down with a wooden spoon every 15 minutes. ■ The potatoes will come out lovely and golden brown; leave to stand for at least ten minutes. Simple garden beetroot jus. ■ Boil your beetroots for two to threee hours and, while hot, peel them – wear rubber gloves of course! Dice up with a shallot, a medium-sized red onion and a knob of unsalted butter. ■ Cook on a medium heat until soft, then add 50ml of red wine, a dash of white wine vinegar, Maldon sea salt and black pepper and 75ml of chicken stock. ■ Remove from the heat, puree with a stick blender until smooth, return to the heat for 10 minutes and finish with a pinch of caster sugar to give some sweet balance to the acidity.



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North Norfolk Social Centre for the Blind

What a busy and wet month November was, but members of North Norfolk Social Centre for the Blind enjoyed their much loved annual poetry day on Thursday 7 November.

Some of the poems were written and read with great expression by committee members. Other poems were set to a theme and as it was almost Remembrance Sunday, Great War poems were read. The club was very sorry not to have their own Diane Berthelot with them to read her poems but members all shared reading some her work. Members all wish her a speedy recovery and hope that she returns to the club soon - she has been greatly missed.

Poems included Norman & Saxon written by Rudyard Kipling, Sea Fever by John Masefield,

Mia by Diane Berthelot, The Tiger by William Blake, and The Soldier by Rupert Brook. In all about 25 poems were read including a couple by Pam Ayers.

It was a lovely afternoon and one that members all look forward to. The raffle cashed in at £46 and the second hand clothing made stall made £15.

Carols at the Grove

The Christmas holidays will get underway in traditional style at the Grove with an open-air Carol evening featuring one of the region’s top singing groups.

The Cantamus Community Choir will be leading the singing on 23rd December at 6pm, fortified by the finest homemade mince pies and lashings of mulled wine.

Proceedings will get underway with an opening prayer from the rector of St. Giles in Norwich – and former Cromer celebrity – Father Darren Thornton, and it is hoped that as many people as possible turn up to sing the Christmas festival in.

The evening is free to attend and all donations on the night will go directly to the RNLI.

Charlie Hodson, Executive Chef at the Grove, who is now a volunteer on RNLI Cromer’s team is keen to support Cromer’s local charities. He said, “This is another example of how The Grove can support our local community”.

He added, “This is the first of several exciting events planned for 2014, which will benefit RNLI Cromer as well as other charities”.

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North Norfolk Chorale Wed. 7.30 - 9.30pm at Methodist Church, Grammar School Rd, N Walsham for part singing - all voices welcome. Maggie Smyth 01603 783841 Nth Walsham Hockey Club – based at the artificial pitch at Cromer Sports Centre. Training – Women & Men Mon 7.30-9.00, Under 15s/U13s Mon 6.30-7.30. Under 11s Fri 5-6 at North Walsham Sports Hall. For info ring Jo Todd (01692) 404440 and Chris Wilde (01263) 721120. Chess Club North Walsham. All ages and abilities welcome. Tel: Geoff 01692 404649 North Walsham & District Ladies Circle - for young women between ages of 18 and 45 years - meet on the 1st and 3rd Tues each month. More info from local membership officer, Shirley Clarke, on 01692 405060. Royal British Legion - Women’s Section will meet in 2013 at St Nicholas Rooms, North Walsham at 2pm on 26 March, 25 June, 27 August and 29 October (AGM) Arthritis Care meet in Community Centre on 3rd Thurs of every month at 2.30pm. Everybody always welcome. Nth Walsham Young Farmers Club meets Tue 7.30pm at Rossi’s Sports Centre. Contact 01603 731307 North Walsham Opera Appreciation Club meets monthly at The Atrium, Spenser Avenue, North Walsham. Annual membership £10, meeting fee £2, visitors £3.50. Further information please telephone Secretary Rosemary Ashton 01692 535699 Diabetes UK North Norfolk Voluntary Group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (except December) at Cromer Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm. Varied programme of speakers - meetings open to everyone. Further info contact Jackie or David on 01692 405492. Royal British Legion North Walsham Branch meetings in 2013 will be held in the Community Centre at 12.30pm with lunch provided on 5 March, 4 June, 10 Sep,5 November and 3 December. Carers, spouses or partners are invited to attend. Please bring a raffle prize to help offset the cost of lunch. Contact:01692 406501 Cash Bingo every Sun at 7.30pm and Whist Drives every Tue, Wed & Fri 1.45pm at Mundesley Bowls Club, Pavilion, Northfields, High St, Mundesley. All welcome. North Walsham Market Cross W.I. meet every second Wed of month at St. Benet’s Hall North Walsham (NB new venue) 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm North Walsham & District WI meet every first Tues of the month, 2pm, Community Centre. Visitors welcome. Nth Walsham & Bradfield Flower Club meets 4th Thurs each month at 2.30pm North Walsham Catholic Church Hall, Kings Arms St, NW. Free parking. Varied programme demonstrations, workshops and outings. Refreshments, raffle, floral sundries stall. Visitors £4, Members £20 per year. For info tel: 01692 404628. New Life Church meet at N Walsham High School Sun’s at 10.30am, please feel very free to join us! More details at or call 01692 406050 North Walsham & District Historical Society 1st Thur each month 7.30pm at Community Centre. All welcome. The Salvation Army, Hall Lane. Sunday Worship 10am; Army Bear’s Club (Parent & Toddlers) Monday (Term time) 9.30-11am; Lunch Club Mon & Wed, 12.30pm; Friendship Club Mon 1.45pm; Craft Club 1st Wed (Mthly) 1.45pm; Coffee Morning Thurs 9.30-11.30am; Prayers & Soup 1st Thurs (Mthly) 11.45am. Please see window for other events. Major Janet Bishop Tel: 01692 403955. Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (SANDS) support meeting for parents/families. 3rd Thursday every month 7.30pm at the Friendship Hall in Aylsham. Check website for further info North Walsham Spiritualist Centre 6.30pm - 8pm every Sunday in the St John's Ambulance Hall, Bacton Road, North Walsham. All welcome. North Walsham Art Group - Thursday at the Community Centre 1.30pm - 4.30pm. New members welcome. Call into Community Centre at appropriate time for more info. North Walsham & District LIons Club Bingo every Wednesday in the Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham. Eyes Down 8pm sharp. Contact Elize Wheeler 01692 404254 North Walsham & District Horticultural Society ‘Gardeners Club’ 3rd Thurs each month in Jubilee Room, NW Com Centre 7.30pm. Mrs M Marjoram 01692 402808 North Norfolk Speaker's Club alt Weds at North Walsham High School 7pm - 9.15pm. Open to all ages. Guests welcome. Lynne Goddard 01692 402662. North Walsham & District Lions Club meet at the Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham every first Monday of the month, at 7.30pm. For further information please contact Elize Wheeler 01692 404254 W.E.A Tuesdays at North Walsham Community Centre 10-11.45am. Contact Eric Craker on 01692 405651.


North Norfolk Social Centre for the Blind 1st Thursday of every month (except January) in the Main Hall of North Walsham Community Centre 2pm to 4pm. Entertainment plus tea and cakes. Transport can be arranged. For further info tel: Jean Stockdale on 01692 402562. Mundesley Community Choir meet Tuesday at 7.30pm at Mundesley Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Mundesley. New members always welcome - male and female. Further details: Janet on 01263 722022’ Cornerstone Church - Meeting in the main hall of Millfield School, Recreation Road, North Walsham, every Sunday at 10.30am. - a warm welcome to all. Visit 07913515072 Nth Walsham Countrysiders Club for young people aged 10-16 meet fortnightly on Thur 7 - 8.30pm at North Walsham Youth Centre. Contact 01603 731307 North Walsham Congregational Church, Cromer Road every Sunday at 10.30am Morning Worship, Communion on 1st Sunday of month. A warm welcome to all Girlguiding - Rainbows Tues evenings. Brownies (4 Packs) Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur evenings. Guides (2 Patrols) Tue/Wed evenings. Rangers Tue evening. For more information tel: 01692 405828 evenings only or 01692 406644 evenings only. U3A (University of the Third Age) Nth Walsham 1st Fri of month 2.30pm Roman Catholic Church Hall on Kings Loke Rd Nth Walsham. Members admission is free. Non-members welcome to attend, entrance fee £2. Details from Membership Secretary Marilyn Nevill 01263 721570 See U3A website at Voyager Community Group meets every Wednesday in St Nicholas Room, Vicarage St, Nth Walsham 10am 4pm. Informal drop in during morning, afternoon activities. Also Monday mornings 10am-1.30pm in St Benet Hall, with a different activity each week. Lunches available both days from 12pm All welcome. North Walsham Judo Club North Walsham Judo Club meet on a Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm and on a Friday 6.30pm to 7.30pm under 8 years and beginners, 7.30pm to 8.30pm Juniors with Yellow Tabs and above and 8.30pm to 9.30pm High Juniors and Seniors. New members welcome. Tel: (01263) 579345 for details St Nicholas Mothers' Union meets every second Tuesday of month at 2.30pm in the St Nicholas Room for Faith, Fellowship and Fun. A warm welcome awaits. For further information tel: 01692 406566 Tenpin Bowling Trios League 7pm every Monday at Strikers North Walsham. New teams of any standard welcome. Call Dave on 01692 403742 for details Pram Service Meeting in St Nicholas Church North Walsham 2nd Thursday of each month 2pm. Songs, activities, stories & refreshments. All under 5s welcome. Contact 01692 402506 for details. Tea Cakes, join us for tea, cake and chat on the first Thursday of the month from 2 - in St Nicholas Room, behind the church Brite Sprites baby and toddler group at the Congregational Church Hall, Cromer Rd, N Walsham on Tuesdays 9.30 till 11.30am (cost £1.50 per adult and child - 50p for extra siblings). Bridge Club at the Community Centre, North Walsham Mondays 6.45pm. Tel 01263 722290 North Walsham & District Childminding Group meet at Kingfisher Kids Club from 9.30 - 11.30. Drop in Session. All Childminders welcome. Call 07796638020 for details Yoga for Pregnancy Group. Fridays 11am – 12.30pm in the Roman Catholic Church Hall, North Walsham. More details from 01692 407537 Quakers. Friends Meeting House, Mundesley Road, near Swafield. Meeting for worship Sundays 10.30am. Millfield Pre-School offers All-Day and Sessional Care (am or pm), Mon-Fri 08.30 - 3.30 (term time). From 2.5 years old. Funding for 3 & 4 year olds. Childcare Vouchers accepted. Ofsted Registered. Qualified Staff. For more information call Rachel or Jane on 01692 406378 North Walsham Air Training Corps - Monday and Thursday evenings 19.00 - 21.30 Manor Road Junior School, North Walsham. Open to girls and boys aged 13 - 18. For further information contact 01692 503033 (parade nights only Mon & Thurs) Sandcastles Parent, Baby and Toddler Group. Based at SandcastlesPre-School ( Bacton Primary School). Tuesdays 9-11am. Fun, activitiesand refreshments. £1.50/ family. 07796825983 North Walsham New Road Bowls & Snooker Club. New members welcome. Bowls season starts in April. Snooker played all year round. Membership Sec Steve Covell 01692 402505 or Sec Mrs Walland 01692 402627. The Rotary Club of North Walsham meets every Monday at The Scarborough Hill Hotel, Old Yarmouth Road, North Walsham, NR28 9NA . Further info from Derrick Hankin, on 01692 402381 or Secretary on 01692 400867. Please note we are a dual gender club AgeUK drop in sessions, North Walsham Library 10 am -12 noon every 4th Thursday of the month

Royal Air Forces Association North Walsham Branch meet at The Bluebell Public House, Bacton Road, North Walsham on the first Tuesday of every month 7.30pm Baby & Toddler groups at Kingfisher Kids Club The sessions are play based with the opportunity to get together, have a coffee and chat with other mums, dads and carers. Mon - Story Cafe – 9am – 10.30am £1.50/child. Wed - Music Group – 9am – 10am £1/child. Fri - Baby & Toddler group – 9am – 11.30am £2.50/family. Drop in basis - Term time only - first session FREE Inner Wheel Club of North Walsham meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd Monday of each month. A sociable club, mainly involved in raising money for charities, many of them local. Please telephone 01692 407317. North Walsham Area Acess Group meet 1st Tues of each month 2pm in The Nelson Room, N. Walsham Community Centre. Group of people with various disabilities who try to improve the quality of their life in N Walsham and surrounding area. Linda 01692 218759. Parkinson UK, Aylsham & North Walsham Support Group. Meet second Tues each month 10.30-12.30 at the Sacred Heart Church Hall, Kings Arms St, North Walsham. Contact Terry 01692 406486 Dance for Fun Skeyton Village Hall. Children’s fun dance classes incl ballet, tap, disco and gymnastic dance. Wed 6pm to 8pm. For children aged 5 upwards. Two weeks FREE trial then just £2.50 per week. Maria or Tracy evenings on 01692 580787 or just come along. Upholstery & Soft Furnishings. Come and join a friendly group – beginners welcome – with professional tuition. One Saturday per month, pay as you go. Gresham Village Hall 10am – 4pm. 01263 577573 or eves 01692 407792 The Regal Fight Club Martial Arts Studio, MMa classes Mon, Wed Thurs and MMa striking Friday, all 6pm till 8pm, Call 07876 198898 Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham Whist Drive every Thursday 1.45pm- 4pm £1.50 per head to include cup of tea & raffle Worstead Toddlers meet Fridays in term time 10am-12. Queen Elizabeth Village Hall, Ruin Rd,Worstead. £2/family plus 50p for each additional mobile child. First visit free. T’ai Chi Tuesdays 2pm – 3.15pm. Roman Catholic Church Rooms, North Walsham. Newcomers welcome Whist Drive Tues & Fri at 7.45 East Ruston Village Hall Sandcastles Pre-School (Bacton Primary School). Sessional care for children aged 2-4 years. Open Monday 9am-3pm, Wednesday 9am-3pm, Thursday and Friday 9am-12pm. Please contact us for further details on 07796825983 or visit ‘Walsham Writers' Group small, friendly group of writers. Meet every 2nd Thurs to share our writing, inspire one another and offer constructive criticism. If you would like to try us out please contact us for further details – either Google Walsham Writers' Group and email us or visit our blog Multisports Bacton -Tues Bacton Sports Field. Holt Wed Primary School Playing Field. Mundesley -Thur Mundesley Junior School. North Walsham - Mon Manor Rd Junior School. We stop at the end of School Term. 5.45pm (for registration) finish 7.30pm. Parents welcome no running required! We can organise CRB checks, if you do not already have a certificate. £1.50 per week, with a maximum of £3 per family. Pre-booking is not necessary. Parents have to sign consent forms before children start. St John Ambulance Divisional and Norfolk County Museum, Preference Place, off Bacton Road, N Walsham NR28 9RF. Open each Thursday from beginning of May until end of October, from 10am to 2pm. Do come and explore our fascinating history of service to the public.

Fledgeling Music classes - friendly, dynamic, energetic and fun. A unique experience your child will love! Who for? Children aged 4 months to 4 years. FREE taster class, members pay only £4, younger siblings £2 babies of older siblings FREE. Paid half termly., Contact Lorna 07500 221121 or North Walsham and District Community Archive meets at North Walsham Library. Please contact the library on 01692 402482 for dates of meetings. Sheringham Stroke Support Group for anyone who has suffered a stroke. Meets fortnightly Wednesdays 2.15pm 4pm at Sheringham Methodist Church on Cromer Road. Further information Harvey Pitcher 01263 512328’ North Norfolk Speakers Club meets every other Wed, 7pm at North Walsham High School. Dates and further info visit or contact Gillian 01692 650250 North Walsham Cage Bird Club held on 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8pm at Felmingham Village Hall. Everyone welcome. Further info contact Sandra on 01692 404750 North Walsham Harmony - a new community choir singing world music - Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Hall Lane, North Walsham, NR28 9DT. £5 per session. Led by Stephanie Anderson (01692 583400). No experience necessary - all songs taught by ear. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8...

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Tuesday 10 December at 7.30pm – Mundesley Village Cinema – we celebrate our 50th Film Screening with Hyde Park on Hudson (cert 12A) and its phenomenal cast. In the 30s, mousy Daisy Stuckley meets up with her sixth cousin - US President Roosevelt (Bill Murray) - and embarks on an idyllic affair. She is thus well placed to observe the famous visit of the George VI (Samual West) and Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Coleman) to FDR’s house. Tickets £4 on door from 6.30pm when celebration drinks will be served. Coronation Hall, Mundesley, NR11 8BE North Walsham Community Centre is holding an Art, Crafts and Photography Exhibition on Saturday 30 November from 10am until 7pm. All items exhibited are for sale. Pictures and photography are open to amateurs, all pictures/ photo's carry a £1 hanging fee and if sold a 10% fee to the Community Centre. Craft stalls are available for £10 (double table). For more information or to receive a booking form please contact 01692 403594 9am - 1pm or call into the office

Swanton Abbott Pre-School are holding a Christmas Craft fair on 7 December at Swanton Abbott Village Hall, between 2pm - 5pm. There will be local craft stalls, refreshments and a Santa’s grotto. It is being held to raise funds to help with the running of the Pre-school A Christmas Celebration at Felmingham Church on Saturday

7 December at 7pm with The Cantamus Choir and St Nicholas Choristers directed by David Ballard. Admission £5 (includes wine and canapes). During the interval the draw for six Christmas hampers will take place

North Walsham Photographic Group – 10 December at 7.30pm – 4th Quarterly Competition Both Open and Set Subject Monochrome and Colour, Prints and Digital Images – in the Annexe Business Centre, The Atrium, Spenser Avenue, North Walsham . Contact Liz Fiddy on 01692 582793 or email

St James Church Southrepps Christmas Tree Festival Saturday 30 November until Sunday 8 December 11am ‘til 4pm each day Refreshments being served each day Light Lunches served 12noon & 2pm Santa’s Sack (for the children) Craft Stalls Tower Open week-ends 1pm until 3.30pm (weather permitting) Books for sale Donations to Charities For more information ring Anne on 01263 833320

Winter Warmer on Saturday 7 December at Honing Village Hall Join us for festive fun from 12 noon onwards. Delicious lunches and afternoon teas, seasonal stalls, raffle, tombola and Father Christmas too. Proceeds for Village Hall and Church funds

Christmas Carol Service with local vocalist Joanne on Thursday 5


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6... Junior Tennis Coaching in the Sports Hall at the High School every Saturday morning 9am -10am. All welcome, all equipment supplied. For further information call Colin 07774 810214 or 01692 501172’ Sheringham Singers Tuesdays 2-4pm Friends Meeting House, Cremer St. New singers always welcomed to this friendly ladies choir. Details: Ro Curtis 01263 768126 Cromer Chamber Orchestra is looking for players (no age limit) all sections woodwind, brass, strings. We meet at The Belfrey Arts Center Overstrand on Monday evenings at 7pm (during school term). No audition necessary. Tel 01263 511600 North Walsham Belly Dancer meets Monday evenings at North Walsham Catholic Church Hall. Please telephone Sharon for details on 07538 181409 or e-mail Music in Motion at Victory Swim and Fitness N.Walsham Mon and Tue mornings at 10am (half price swim) and at Elephant Playbarn, Knapton Wed 12.30 and 1.30pm (half price play). Courses start from £3/session and are booked in blocks of 6 and 12 weeks.07946862095 for details Bittern DX Group – Local amateur radio group currently holding our meetings at the Erpingham Arms on the last Thursday of the month (not The Roman Camp at Aylmerton) with regular field events throughout the year, find out about us on our Website or Email Cantamus Choir invite new members. Rehearsals every


December starting at 7pm at Lower Southrepps Social Club - Mince pies, sausage rolls and refreshments will be available

Ruby's Grand Christmas Bingo on Saturday 7 December starting at 7.30pm at Lower Southrepps Social Club - with fabulous prizes and monster raffle

A Christmas Celebration at St Andrew’s Church, Felmingham on Saturday 7 December at 7pm with The Cantamus Choir and North Walsham St Nicholas Choristers directed by David Ballard. Admission £5 (includes wine and canapes) during the interval the draw for six Christmas hampers will take place

How Hill House, Ludham Wednesday 4 & Wednesday 18 December - Carol Concert 7pm £10 - a festive evening with carols and readings by the tree. Price includes a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Saturday 14 December: Christmas Dining at How Hill House 12.30 pm – 2pm £23.50 - looking for somewhere special to take family and friends this year? Book your table and join us for a specially prepared festive menu with all the trimmings

Trunch Methodist Church - Coffee Morning Saturday 7 December from 10am to 12noon. Tea, coffee, homemade cakes, bric a brac, clothes, jigsaw puzzles, clothes, etc. Admission free. All are welcome

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Thurs at 7.30pm in St James Church, Southrepps. No audition required. More information 07785 782 498 Beckham Lane beside Gresham Village Church Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes every Wednesday at 8pm – 9pm at The Atrium, Spencer Avenue, North Walsham. £6 each. Yvonne 01692 404479 for further details REME Association Cromer & District Branch meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Halsey House, Norwich Road, Cromer. Ex REME personnel please do come and join us. Tel 01263 512450 Painting Classes - Painting and Drawing tuition for all levels of painting competence from beginners to those experienced at Roughton Village Hall on Mondays 1.30pm to 3.30pm. £60 for 10 sessions. John Bardell 01603 456602 Junior Tennis Coaching on the new tennis courts in the Park, Sat mornings 10am-11am ALLwelcome. No equipment needed. Further info Colin 07774 810214

MS monthly Drop-In 10am - 12noon, last Thursday of each month at Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, Sheringham. Anyone affected by MS most welcome. Further details 01263 579453/820047 Sheringham & District Philatelic Society meet at the Church Hall West Runton on the second Monday of each month, at 7.30pm Our members come from all areas of North Norfolk, further details call Jim on 01263 721043 Trunch Methodist Church Coffee Morning first Saturday every month 10am – 12noon cakes, bric-a-brac etc free admission Tel 01263 720145 Are you aged between 13 and 17? Have you ever wanted to fly? Have you ever wanted to shoot? For free? Well now you can! Join North Walsham Air Training Corps for

December at Mundesley Methodist Church 7.30pm. Tickets from Janet on 01263 722022. £5 each, inc punch and mince pies. There will also be a raffle and proceeds will go the Christmas Lunch for the lonely on Christmas Day which Mike Mardon arranges every year in the Church Rooms at Mundesley

Grand Festive Concert Saturday 30 November at 7.30pm at Cromer Parish Church - Southrepps Chorale, conducted by Musical Director Stephen Richards, with Norfolk Brass and accompanied as well by guitar, percussion and their regular accompanist David Hillery, will perform music as diverse as ‘Hallelujah Chorus’, ‘Panis Angelicus’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. There will also be seasonal music and refreshments as we move into Advent and towards Christmas. Tickets from the Victorian Tea Rooms in The Meadows by the Information Centre, K Hardware in Church Street, Merchants’ Place or from Maureen Gardiner 01263 825779. Any remaining on the door

Edingthorpe Christmas Coffee Morning on Saturday 14 December 9.30am to 12noon at St Nicholas Rooms, St Benets Hall, Vicarage Street, North Walsham NR289AT cake stall, bric a brac, homemade Christmas wreaths in aid of All Saints Church Edingthorpe

Trimingham - Christmas Prize Bingo at Pilgrim Shelter on Saturday 7 December, eyes down at 6pm, please bring a plate of food to share

these opportunities plus more inc adventurous training, gliding, Duke of Edinburgh awards, sports and much more. Visit or call Officer Commanding David Jefferies on 07827 277932, or isit us on a parade evening between 1900 - 2130 on a Monday or Thursday at the ATC Hut, N. Walsham Junior School, Manor Road Victory Explorers meet every Wednesday at the The Scout Headquarters 8.15pm - 9.45pm contact or 01692 406415. New members aged 14 - 18 years welcome Rock (Buns) & Rolling (Pins) W.I. meet on the third Wednesday of each month (except December- second Wednesday) at The Kings Arms Hotel, North Walsham at 7pm. We are open to all ages but aim to appeal to younger women. Visitors always welcome. For more info email St. Benet's Trefoil Guild (Guiding for Adults) meet at Guide H.Q. 4th Monday of the month 2pm Contact Ann Russell 01692 405295 for details Gresham Village Park Sunday Market and Carboot first Sunday of every month. Gates open to public at 10am, stall holders and market traders 8am onwards to set up. Pitches £5. All proceeds go to raising money for the Play Park and Pavilion. Further details contact or on 07765633549. Postcode for location is NR11 8RT East NHS Retirement Fellowship meets every third Wednesday 2.30pm - 4pm at Cromer Hospital. More info: Caroline Jennings 01263 510002 or just come along’ 1st North Walsham Scout Group – Beavers - Tue 5pm 6.30pm & Sat 10.30am - 12.15pm. Cubs - Wed 6.30pm – 8pm & Fri 6.30pm – 8pm. Scouts - Tue 7pm – 9pm & Thur 7pm – 9pm. Info:

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ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS at St Nicholas Church, North Walsham

THE ANNUAL FAMILY WORKSHOP takes place in the Church as part of the North Walsham Street Fair and Christmas Lights Event on Saturday 30 November starting at 3pm. Everyone is welcome.

ST NICHOLAS BOY BISHOP SERVICE takes place on Sunday 8 December at 10am. This is the ancient tradition when one of our Choirboys becomes Bishop for the day and leads the Service and preaches the Sermon.

ADVENT SUNDAY is on 1 December when the Advent Candle is lit for the first of the four Advent Sundays and there is a special Candlelit Advent Procession at 4pm

POSADA - during Advent the lovely knitted figures of Joseph, Mary and the donkey make

their journey round the Parish, staying overnight in a different home each day. Do call into Church and sign your name on the list if you would like to welcome them into your home for a visit. Open to everyone.

NORTH WALSHAM SCHOOLS will be singing carols in the church at different times starting from 11 December

THE PRAM SERVICE NATIVITY will be on Thursday 19 December at 1.45 pm for a 2pm start.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES will start with the Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday 22 December at 7pm.




1pm – 3.15pm and 4.30pm – 7pm

This year’s Must-Have Gift is blood

Call for people to come forward and give this year’s must-have gift NHS Blood and Transplant is calling for people to step forward and donate blood in the run up to Christmas so patients whose lives depend on blood transfusions get what they need over the festive period.

and families will be on Christmas Eve Tuesday 24 December at 6pm.

THE MIDNIGHT EUCHARIST OF THE NATIVITY starts at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve and on CHRISTMAS DAY there will be a Service of Holy Communion at 8am and A Family Parish Communion at 10am.

NEW YEAR’S DAY ORGAN RECITAL at 1pm, with Soup and Sandwiches from 12.30pm. The Church organist, David Ballard, will play light music much like some other New Year Vienna style concerts.

Do call into to Church to purchase the Light Magazine which gives full details of all events.

patients across the country, this year’s Must-Have Christmas gift is blood and we’re asking you to help. Donating doesn’t cost a penny and saves lives, meaning many more children and adults can spend precious time with their families over Christmas.

“This is always an extremely challenging time of year for us as we need to make sure that hospitals are supplied with the blood they need to treat patients over the Christmas holidays. We need donors from all blood groups, but we especially need O Rh negative and B Rh negative to come forward. Whether you’re a regular blood, or have never donated before, you can make a real difference. So please make an appointment now or go along to an local session to save lives.”

If you’re 17 and over and in general good health, visit or call 0300 123 23 23 to find a session in England or North Wales near you to go and give blood.

November through to the New Year is typically a challenging time for blood stocks. Hospitals in England and North Wales will need up to half a million units of blood to see them through the period. However, Christmas shopping, the party season, and the general rush together with the extended public holidays mean taking the time to donate can slip off people’s to-do list, putting pressure on blood stocks.

As a unit of blood only has a shelf life of 35 days it’s crucial that enough donors come forward to donate over the next few weeks so patients get the gift they need to stay alive this Christmas.

Derek Carr, Lead Donor Relations Manager for NHS Blood and Transplant said “People are probably busy getting ready for Christmas, but we’re asking them to find time to donate blood. For thousands of

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Broken games consoles, Nintendo, Sony, Xbox in any state considered. Will collect locally. Mobile:07780649282 Can you help to save our songbirds? We need anything saleable for Songbird Survival (charity no 1085281). Tel 01692 400780 Any original items of Second World War Homefront / Norfolk / RAF / ARP / Home Guard items or memorabilia for a new display at the RAF Marham Aviation Heritage Centre opening this summer. Tel 07919 182990 Any donations of wool gratefully received. Whatever we receive will be knitted into baby hats to donate to the Norfolk and Norwich Premature Baby Unit or hats and gloves for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Please call 07796638020 or email Strong wire fencing 4-5ft height to stop dog getting out reasonable price paid L75ft Tel 01263 825639 Sky box and viewing card Tel 01263 824996 Records 45s 78s and LPs also cassettes and CDs singles only all considered Tel 01692 405756 VHS recorder Tel 01263 519025 evenings


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Appeal for a Peal!

Southrepps Chorale is delighted that their next concert with Norfolk Brass will be in aid of the Cromer Bells Restoration Project.

The concert at Cromer Parish Church on Saturday 30 November at 7.30pm will see the Chorale, conducted by Musical Director Stephen Richards, accompanied by brass, guitar, percussion and their regular accompanist David Hillery, in music as diverse as ‘Hallelujah Chorus’, ‘Panis Angelicus’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. There will also be seasonal music and refreshments as we move into Advent and towards Christmas.

The Cromer Bells Project is to replace 140-year-old fittings around the six bells in the parish church, and to cast two additional bells, at a cost of £70,000.

Maureen Gardiner, bellringer and

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Steeple-Keeper for the town centre church, said “Being forced to raise £70,000 was a bit of a shock. We have had tremendous support but we are looking for new ways to raise the money and are really grateful to the Southrepps Chorale for giving the proceeds of this concert at the Parish Church to the Restoration Project.”

The community choir, Southrepps Chorale, is just two years old and continues to provide its members with a host of surprises emerging from rehearsals each Tuesday night. The excitement of learning to sing, and to sing with others, continues to delight all concerned. And of course they love to showcase their new-found skills to the wider community through performing.

Cantamus Christmas Concert

Hallelujah! If you love Handel’s Messiah and the rousing Hallelujah chorus, join Cantamus Community Choir at their Choral Celebration of Christmas on Friday 6 December at 7pm in beautiful Southrepps Church, NR11 8NR.

The programme will include traditional and contemporary Christmas Carols including Vaughan Williams’ “The Sussex Carol”, “Dormi Jesu” by Edmund Rubbra and John Rutter’s marvellous “Nativity Carol” and “Sans Day Carol”. Cantamus are delighted that old friends, Clare Durrant, Simon Grey, Clive McCrombie and resident contralto Jo Oxborough will be singing The Messiah part 1 solos. Musical Director David Ballard will lead this non-auditioned, mixed voice choir and resident accompanist Matthew Bond will be tickling the organ keys. Expect a delightful evening of song. Entry by £5 programme at the door, refreshments included.

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Tickets, £7.50 (£2.50 under 16s) are on sale at Cromer’s Victorian Tearooms, KK Hardware, Merchants’ Place and Southrepps Post Office. Tickets will also be available on the door on the night, subject to availability.

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It’s that time again when Blickling Hall plays host to some traditional Christmas fayre over the first three weekends of December. Come and be welcomed by characters from the past into this wonderful stately home, beautifully decorated for the festive season, and be tempted by an array of exclusive gift ideas, mostly produced by local craftspeople. Have you ever wondered how past residents of Blickling would have celebrated Christmas? Well this year you will be able to get a real taste. Blickling’s Costumed Interpretation Group, the “Diggers” will be re-enacting Christmas through the ages, giving visitors a feel of what it would have been like in Jacobean times, when Henry Hobart restored the medieval & Tudor manor; Georgian times, when the Second Earl of Buckinghamshire redesigned the house and in Queen Victoria’s reign when Lady Constance made the parterre garden. The atmosphere of the 1930s will also be depicted, when the house was owned by Lord Lothian. Characters from this era will be in the Great Hall, greeting and talking with visitors; the Victorians will be in the Brown Drawing Room; the Georgians in the Dining Room and the Jacobeans in the Long Gallery - all in costume and talking about Christmas foods, decorations and customs from the four specific eras, giving visitors a life-like experience of the house at Christmas and illustrating how

FELBRIGG HALL AND GARDENS The Hall at Christmas Friday 13 – Sunday 15 December 11am – 2.30pm

See the hall decorated to celebrate a 1940s Christmas. A bygone era brought to life with the help of the Civil Defenders re-enactment group and costumed volunteers Normal admission prices apply for house entry, NT members free. No booking required.

Mini Christmas Market Sunday 15 December - 11am – 3pm

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customs varied as time went by. Designed for all ages, the characters will make visitors feel festive and welcome and, in each of the rooms they inhabit, the decorations and floral arrangements will also be appropriately themed.

After wandering through the house you will be drawn in by the welcoming aroma of mulled wine and mince pies in the “Christmas Courtyard”, where there will be a marquee full of Christmas gift ideas as well as festive snacks and drinks.

Christmas trees, wreaths and greenery will also be on sale along with garden gifts, hot chestnuts and other seasonal delights. Father Christmas will be in his grotto each day to take those all important orders and there will be traditional Christmas lunches served in a decorated Lord Lothian’s study or less formally, in Hobarts café on demand. The air will be full of festive cheer, with music and carols to ensure that you leave, touched by the spirit of Christmas.

Over the weekends 30 November - 1 December and 7-8 December, the marquee in the “Christmas Courtyard” will be brimming with Christmas crafts and gifts – a stunning selection of original gift ideas to suit all tastes and pockets. On the final weekend, 14-15 December, the marquee will be adorned with

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Get into the Christmas spirit by following a seasonal trail to our learning centre where you will be provided with materials to make wreath or Yule Log to take away. Adults £6, Children £3 Come and join us in the fresh air and burn off some of those extra Christmas calories. Walk off the excesses of Christmas with a relaxing stroll around the Park taking in the natural beauty of the area. Round off the walk with a hot drink and mince pies. Ability to walk up to five miles required. £5 Adults, £2.50 Children

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Post Christmas Walk Friday 27 December - 11am-1pm

Doors open 11am-5pm and access to the Christmas Courtyard, the shop and restaurant is free to all. Entry to the house and gardens will be free for National Trust members, usual admission fees apply for non-members.

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Join us for our annual carol singing out in the courtyard accompanied by the Cromer & Sheringham Brass Band. Refreshments will be on sale so enjoy a mince pie and a glass of warm mulled wine while you sing. Free event

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Cromer’s New Years Day Fireworks Photography Competition set to return Cromer’s New Year’s Day Fireworks committee has announced the return of their annual photography competition to mark the 15th year of the annual display which began in 2000.

After the success of last year’s inaugural competition, which saw over 200 entries, it is hoped that everyone from children to artists and community groups to ambitious individuals will enter and get involved in this fabulous event.

The competition is open to children, adults, amateur and professionals alike, so come along to Cromer on New Years Day, bring your camera, photograph the event and get creative.

This year the competition will be split into two age groups – Adults and Juniors – and each group has a different brief. The Adult age group is open to photographers entering photos of ‘Cromer’s Fireworks 2014’ and the Junior age category is open to photographers entering photos of ‘Cromer on New Year’s Day 2014’. The winner of the Adult age category will have their image turned into the official poster for the 2015 New Years Day Firework event as well as use in other promotional material. Local electrical retailer Bennetts have also teamed up with the North Norfolk News to offer the winner the latest Toshiba tablet package worth £300.

In the Junior category there will be two different age groups – 11 years and under and 12-16 years. The winner of the 12-16 years category will win a Nexus tablet worth £180 and the winner of the 11 years and under category will receive a Scroll 4” tablet worth £55 all courtesy of Bennetts, Cromer.

Manger of Bennetts in Cromer, Simon Morton said “We are thrilled to once again have the opportunity to support such a spectacular local event as the New Year’s Day Firework display. We felt the prizes should reflect this so up for grabs, and chosen from our fantastic range of Tablets in store this Christmas, is the latest Toshiba Tablet currently retailing for £299 as the main prize. In addition we are offering a second tier prize in a Nexus tablet as well as a Scroll 4” tablet for the younger age category. In total a prize pool worth over £500 to encourage those ‘snappers’ to get snapping and produce some great local images!”

He went on to say “Being a local trading store of many years standing Bennetts Cromer is always keen to support projects and events within our local community. All our staff in Cromer are long standing members of the team

and are always pleased to offer their expert knowledge in guiding customers through the process of making that all important electrical purchase. With our long standing ‘Price Match’ policy, ample parking and the best of service there is every reason to come visit us on the Holt road this festive season.”

Chairman of the Fireworks committee Jim Bond said “the annual New Year's Day Fireworks have been capturing people's imagination for fourteen years, every year we see hundreds of fabulous photographs of the event in the press and online. We thought it would be great to expand the photography competition in its second year to inspire more people and to capture this fantastic event. We are looking for photographs that really capture the spirit of the event."

For further information and the competition rules please visit or email

The competition entry deadline is Wednesday 15 January 2014. Cromer’s New Year’s Day Fireworks will take place at 5pm off Cromer


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The treasurer gave the financial report members that the Extra advising socketsiSecurity Lighting iRewiresi i club Extensions Appliance Repairsi finances were in a strong position thanks to fundraising held during the year. iTelephoneevents iSmall Tel:Monday 01263 evenings 512626 7pm – 9pm in Margaret Bane advised that the darts team are practising on Mob: (emergency contact) 07767 the sports hall and would welcome any member who would like to join them, no 492456 experience is necessary. She added that some members had shown an interest in the ten pin bowling so it

was probable that this would re start next year, the day and time may be changed and members discussion was invited.

The craft group who meet at Stephanie's are concentrating their talents on cross stitch Christmas cards, these are to be offered for sale in aid of club funds at the December Coffee morning in St Benet Hall.

Congratulations to Sybil for winning the rose bowl for her success in the monthly competitions held during the year.

Members were asked to bring any cakes or scones for the December coffee morning together with any food bank donations which as a group we had decided to give in place of our usual secret Santa to the December meeting. Kim also asked if we could bring along some strong cardboard boxes.

We had a picture and a cryptic quiz during the evening which exercised our memories and brains which was good fun and enjoyed by all.

Our next meeting is on the 11 December with entertainment by David Pycroft. There will also be a buffet supplied by the committee.

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We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at St Benet Hall at 7.15pm. A warm welcome is given to all so why not come and join us and see what the WI can offer you. Please contact Kim Reynolds for details on 01692 406246

Mothers Union

The North Walsham Branch of the Mothers Union held their AGM on 12 November with Mrs Lois Sherman, one of the Churchwardens, chairing the meeting. Reports were given by the Branch Leader, Treasurer and Secretary. Mrs Sherman closed the meeting by thanking members for their work and support over the past year.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 10 December at 2.30pm in the St Nicholas Room which will take the form of a Carol Service and tea. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

For further information please contact Mrs Ann Herd on 01692 402705.

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The Cromer Christmas Show at the Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Pier is the best way to start the Yule Tide Holidays packed full of comedy, music, song and dance all wrapped up with that extra Christmas sparkle it will bring a smile to your face and set your feet tapping.

Starring Norfolk’s own Olly Day a very funny and talented performer and firmly established as one of East Anglia’s finest ‘all round entertainers’.

This is Olly’s fifth year performing at the end of the pier in the famous Cromer Christmas Show and he has been busy finding lots of new gags and helping to write the sketches. Olly is delighted to be back saying “It’s my home from home, I love coming to Cromer and appearing at the Pavilion Theatre�

Appearing with Olly is Eddie Bushel, the Cromer based singer who has gained a considerable following with his performances in clubs and entertainment venues across the County. Joining them for the first time in

Cromer are Martyn James and Jane Watkins. Comedian and Illusionist Martyn James has been performing for some twenty-five years working both in the UK and overseas. A member of the Magic Circle Martyn’s award winning magic and illusions have won him much praise with audiences. Singer Jane Watkins has been working at holiday centres and in pantomime. She has just returned from a tour of Holland and Belgium performing as Dusty Springfield, and Cilla Black in the ‘British Pop Invasion’ show.

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Help for Babies’ Development

What do babies get out of it? Other than sheer delight and excitement, the classes have been designed to help babies develop in the following areas: Language, Physical movement, Socialising and Emotions.

Lisa Stickells has just moved back to Norfolk from London and is launching Baby Sensory in this area (initially Cromer and North Walsham). "I have a 10 month old son (Stanley) who I took to Baby Sensory in Bromley from birth," commented Lisa. "He absolutely loved it (as did I). I completed my training last month and will be running free taster sessions in December and starting the first Baby Sensory programme in January 2014."

Baby Sensory and its benefits: The Baby Sensory programme has been designed specifically for babies from birth to 13 months. It offers a complete approach to learning and development with rich and varied sensory activities enabling babies to develop in every possible way!

Each week is different: With 40 themed lesson plans, babies can

discover a magical underwater world, explore a tropical jungle, journey in to Space and have fun at our Baby Athletics! All these activities are excellent for developing physical, social, emotional, and language skills. They also encourage co-ordination, awareness of the world, a love of music and the concentration so needed for further development.

Free Taster Sessions will take place at Cromer on Tuesday 10th December, 10-11am, Northrepps Village Hall, School Lane, NR27 0LB and North Walsham on Friday 6th December, 10-11am, The Atrium, Spenser Avenue, NR28 9HZ.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited Ten week terms start in January at Northrepps on Tuesdays and The Atrium on Fridays.

To find out more contact Lisa on 01263 576507 or 07725 623758 or email or visit to find your nearest class and book.

Make sure you can vote in next year’s elections Annual Canvass of Electors

North Norfolk residents are being urged not to lose their right to vote in next year’s elections. Every year a revised Electoral Roll is compiled by the Electoral Registration Office for North Norfolk. This is to ensure the electoral register is as up-to-date as possible ahead of next year’s

elections, which will include the European Parliamentary election.

All residents should have received their annual canvass electoral registration forms through the post during the last two weeks of October. A form needs to be returned for all properties, whether occupied or not, including empty properties, second homes and holiday lets.

Suzanne Taylor, North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) Electoral Services Manager, said “Registering to vote is quick and simple. All you have to do is update the annual canvass form with details of everyone who lives in the household and is eli-





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gible to vote. If the details on the form are those of a previous resident they should just be crossed off and your own details added. It only takes a few minutes to secure your right to vote.’’

Canvass forms should be returned immediately in the pre-paid envelope provided. The earlier the forms are returned, the lower the cost of the process to the council tax payer. If householders don’t return their forms by the middle of November, a final reminder form will be delivered to those households from which no electoral canvass forms have been received.

It is a legal duty to register and individuals are breaking the law if they do not, facing a fine of up to £1,000. Credit reference agencies use the Electoral Roll as proof of residence, so anyone not registering may find it difficult to obtain a bank account, loan, credit card or mobile phone contract.

Don’t lose your right to vote - remember to register for your place on the Electoral Roll. For more information see or contact NNDC on 01263 516401.


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North Walsham & Bradfield Flower Club

On 29 November, 120 members and guests officially celebrated the Club's 55th birthday in the Community Centre by welcoming back Alan Smith & Lee Berrill who gave a spectacular Christmas demonstration (pictured) followed by a delicious afternoon tea and celebration cake.

Christmas & Winter Wreaths Throughout December, our Winter Wreaths will be available to buy or order. They are freshly made from evergreen foliage in foam rings and will last outside for at least two months - often longer, making them very economical and fuss-free for a winter tribute or outdoor decoration. Our 12" rings are £8 and the 10" rings are £6. Spray trays with handle are £5. We use foliage only, or we can add just a little berried/cone decoration or we can really bling up for your front door! The choice is yours.

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Garden Friends, Frost & Winter Colour…

There’s a definite chill in the air and winter is fast approaching. Berries are abundant this year thanks to the favourable spring; however the leaves are late to fall this year and now is the time to tidy up the garden before the worst of the winter weather arrives. Be especially aware of hibernating toads, newts and hedgehogs, particularly the latter as numbers continue to decline in hedgehog populations. If you discover a hedgehog then you certainly are lucky for it to have chosen your garden to settle down in for the winter – rather there than beside a busy road!

While the word “hardy” is often thrown around in haste, frost can be particularly disastrous for tender plants – small, potted plants can be transferred to the greenhouse or conservatory but some larger plants such as tree ferns can be packed with straw and wrapped to protect the crown and fronds.

Gardens need never be dull this time of year. There’s plenty of colour to be found on trees such as Sorbus, Contoneaster, Viburnum and Holly. Why not bring the colour indoors with your own arrangements from the garden, or a Hyacinth vase?

With less planning, instant colour can be had from typical bedding plants such as Cyclamen and Winter Pansies. A wide variety of grasses can add texture and movement to your garden, particularly with winter dew and cobwebs dangling between them. A popular local Norfolk variety is Carex elata ‘Aurea Bowles’ Golden Sedge, discovered by botanist EA Bowles in East Anglia. Barry & Rob’s Gardening Services

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On Monday 11 November North Walsham in Bloom had their Annual General Meeting, and this proved to be quite a historic event. We decided at this meeting to restore the two somewhat neglected beds in Grammar School Road. We are of the opinion that we are in a position to make these beds a very attractive feature at the main entrance to our Town, and this we intend to do in the next few months. We are looking at ways to really bring some structure and colour to this area. So watch this space.

2013 has been a very successful year for us. All the beds and tubs have been looking at their best for most of the summer. After a very cold start in early May which did give us problems in a couple of places, everything got going really well. Our Church doorway display this year has brought some well deserved praise to the ladies who look after this area, and we only hope that we can achieve the same next spring. Our new tubs with their water reservoirs have made a lot of difference as to what we can plant, and these have now been in place for a year. Doesn’t time fly when you are busy gardening. Please continue to stop and speak to us when you see us working about the town, it is lovely to know you appreciate our efforts.

Join us for a Christmas Sing-Along

Sunday 15 December 7pm A fun evening of Christmas Songs led by our Village Musicians Claire and Will Reynolds Special appearance by our very own Panto Fairy

Fa i r y L i q u i d Childrens ‘Christmas’ Fancy Dress Competition The winner will receive a Family Swim Voucher valid for a Year

Tombola and Raffle Mulled Wine and Mince Pies courtesy of the White Horse In aid of our Charity of the Year Nelson’s Journey

Small & large clearances, fences, turf-laying, small trees, hedges and much more Call Barry on 07717 575633 or 01263 834830

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“It’s a great way to start Christmas”

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Community Choir achieves its target for WW1 Commemoration with help of North Norfolk Big Society Fund Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society are delighted to announce that, thanks to a generous grant of £10,450 from the North Norfolk District Council Big Society Fund, their World War One Centenary commemoration project is now fully funded.

The Choral Society has commissioned the renowned composer Patrick Hawes to write a new large scale choral work to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War in 2014. The world premiere performance will take place in Norwich Cathedral on Saturday 12 July 2014 as part of the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by IWM (Imperial War Museums). Prior to that Patrick will deliver a workshop at the Auden Theatre on 17 May 2014, open to both children and adults, to talk about the art of composing and share some of the music prior to its first formal performance. The BSF grant will make it possible for the choir to offer more than 100 free places to local school children. Later in the year a local premiere will take place on Saturday 8 November 2014 in St Peter’s Church Sheringham.

This WW1 Centenary Remembrance Concert will be an important and significant commemoration event for north Norfolk and the Choral Society is hugely appreciative of the acknowledgement and support of North Norfolk District Council.

Patrick Hawes recently visited the 100-strong community choir during a rehearsal to talk about how his composition is progressing. His brother, a priest and poet, Canon Andrew Hawes, has written the libretto which is

Patrick Hawes’ recent visit to a Society rehearsal L-R: Nathan Waring (musical director), Patrick Hawes, Bob Cumber (chairman), Lawrence Tao (assistant musical director). Photo credit EDP Library (with permission)

based on the life and faith of Norfolk’s WW1 heroine, nurse Edith Cavell, who was executed in Belgium in 1915. Patrick is now well advanced with the composition process and he explained that the work will contain extracts from Edith’s final letter to “her nurses” and from sacred texts that she knew in depth, as well as first hand accounts of her final days. The premiere performance will be accompanied by the English Chamber Orchestra with soprano soloist Elin Manahan Thomas and a children’s choir made up from students attending Gresham’s International Britten Music Course 2014. Musical Director for the choir and Director of the International Britten Music Course at Gresham’s, Nathan Waring said, "I am enormously grateful to all donor organisations who have contributed thus far to this project, including

grants for the arts from Arts Council England and North Norfolk Big Society Fund. Their support and involvement in this project has enabled us to move forwards in the preparation of these unique musical events to mark the centenary of WW1. We look forward to working closely with Patrick Hawes as he continues to compose this major new choral work in this exciting collaboration between Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society, the English Chamber Orchestra, the International Britten Music Course at Gresham's, and of course our soloist, Elin Manahan Thomas".


Local groups and residents in North Walsham have the exclusive opportunity to take part in ‘Sing while you Shop’ – a carol singing event hosted at Sainsbury’s North Walsham on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December.

Sainsbury’s North Walsham are encouraging local residents, including professional choirs, singing families, friends and regional groups including schools, charities and community clubs to spread the festive cheer at their local Sainsbury’s. By taking part, the carol singers will have the option to raise funds for the store’s local charity partner, Millfield Pre-School – or a local charity of their choice.

The weekend event will see all in store music switched off for two days to make way for eight carol singing groups who will provide entertainment to Sainsbury’s North Walsham customers as they shop, singing a selection of Christmas classics, festive songs and carols.

If your group has not already been contacted but you would like to know more about how you could join in please phone Sainsbury’s North Walsham on 01692 500498 or ask at the customer services desk.

This activity is part of a nationwide carol singing drive by the retailer. ‘Sing while you Shop’ will also help the retailer move a step closer towards its commitment to donate over £400 million to charitable causes by 2020 as part of Sainsbury’s community investment plan. 18

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The children are back to school. Summer seems to be over so now is the time to rejuvenate your skin and reverse some of the sun damage The light that treats all skin care needs. IPL and laser treatments at the Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic. We have a choice of 11 different laser and light devices.

Recently, intense pulsed light devices have gained popularity. Unlike lasers, IPL devices produce a broadband light and effectively target a number of cosmetic concerns such as brown/ black pigmentation, red and blue vessels, enlarged pores and fine skin lines simultaneously. Patients see gradual but very noticeable improvements with complexion blending and brightening, achieving photo rejuvenation of the skin.

New technology can now treat unsightly leg veins, facial redness, facial veins, acne and scarring, enlarged pores, sallow complexion, fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. 75% of population between 35 and 65 have some kind of treatable pigment problem. Intense Pulse Light ( IPL™) and our lasers use controlled flashes of light to resolve these imperfections with no downtime.

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We have a number of anti-ageing treatments available today. These include anti-ageing supplements, vitamins, lotions, potions and hormones. What is striking is that none of these reverse skin ageing and prevent skin ageing to the extent that IPL does.

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The £360 donated will help fund our new "Outside The Wire" service, working with serving and ex-forces personnel with issues around substance misuse. This much needed service is provided by Matthew Project staff at The Junction in Cromer who themselves are ex-forces and understand the issues faced by this sector."

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North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

Normally, at this time of year, we receive fewer requests to take kittens into care, but this has not been the case this year. We have had nine kittens in from one household since our last article. The five youngest came in with their mother and there are also another two adult cats on the waiting list. Fortunately, because the kittens are young, we can place them with our home fosterers thereby allowing us to keep the cat pens free for the older cats waiting to come in. Although some come into care because there is a change in their family’s circumstances, so many have come in because their owners discover they cannot find homes for them and cannot afford to look after them properly. In these instances we always offer help with neutering the mother cat to prevent the problem occurring again.

We still have lots of kittens of various ages, sex and colour in care. All will have had a health check at the vets and their first vaccination. If old enough they will also have been micro chipped and had their second vaccination (if not we pay for this to be done at the appropriate time). Older kittens may also have been neutered if the vets consider them to be big enough. Although we would love them all to be offered a new home, we would emphasise that they cannot be homed as presents at Christmas time, as introducing a young kitten to a new home when so much is happening there would not be fair to it.

As Christmas is fast approaching, we were delighted to see so many of our friends and supporters at the Christmas Sale on 16 November. We raised £1,259.18 for the cats in care and enjoyed catching up with news of some of our previous residents (including some lovely photographs). Congratulations to Mrs Rivett who won first prize in the raffle, a big thank you to all our volunteers for their hard work making the event so successful and many thanks also to the generous people who donated gifts and prizes for the stalls and raffle.

If you are looking for a cat or kitten please give a call on 01692 535858. Alternatively you can visit northwalsham

for a description and photographs of the cats before giving us a call on the above number to find out where any particular cat is being fostered.

Two lovely tortie girls Buttercup and Marigold with brother Frodo, already re-homed

If however you are interested in receiving help to neuter your cat/kitten please ring 07880 256948 (to see if you are eligible for a voucher).

A Furry Tail with a Happy Ever After

Members of Animal Magic Dog Club took part in the recent sponsored dog walk in aid of FAITH rescue centre raising a tail wagging £726.

June Phipps, Animal Magic’s Fairy Dogmother – our voluntary charity liaison officer, encouraged club members, friends and family to join forces and attend the fundraising event. The work of a Fairy Dogmother is never done and June waved her Animal Magic wand and granted a wish to one very lucky dog called Diesel. This lovely boy who’d been in the care of FAITH since May found his forever home with a friend of her family who’d taken part in the walk. Diesel has settled into his new home well and thanks to his Fairy Dogmother, his wish for a happy ever after really did come true.

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Ambulance service recruits just seven additional paramedics in the last year

The net total of new paramedics recruited this year by the East of England Ambulance Service Trust was just seven - despite the trust pledging 224 more.

Denise Burke, Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for North Norfolk, said “These figures are very disappointing. We are never going to get the additional double staffed ambulances if we are not able to build up paramedic numbers – it is absolutely crazy. We accept there is not a quick fix to get the necessary qualified staff, but how much time does this trust need to become fit for purpose?” She added: "We cannot continue to run an ambulance service where the existing staff are doing overtime, it is leaving the frontline staff frustrated with the organisation."

New figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the local ambulance service hired 44 qualified paramedics as well as three specialist paramedics in the first nine months of the year - but 40 paramedics left the service between January and September. The net total of just seven falls significantly short of the 231 promised.

North Norfolk Labour Party's Act on Ambulances campaigners have criticised the trust for freezing the recruitment process last year in a bid to make savings, and for still failing to fulfil promises of additional ambulances on the road.

Also this month it was revealed the interim Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service Trust could have been entitled to a £490,000 payout as part of the Government's recent reorganisation of the NHS. It was later

F1 Crayford and Abbs

revealed that as CEO Andrew Morgan was still in employment within the NHS he was not entitled to the money, but reports suggest the total amount of payouts for executives of the former Patient Care Trust could have been £1.2m. This prompted much criticism from across the political spectrum.

However Mrs Burke also criticised the Government for allowing this to happen: "Does our local MP, the health minister, think that the electorate is naïve enough to believe that they weren’t aware of the implications of disbanding the primary trusts? By passing the buck MPs are taking us for fools. This is money that should have been reinvested back into the NHS to deal with the impending winter crisis in A&E."

Local Nissan dealership Crayford and Abbs recently came first out of 32 dealers to win a trip of a lifetime to Abu Dhabi. They were the only East Anglian dealer to attend the four day holiday with the MD and Directors of Nissan.

During the trip Kevin Abbs said he ‘was entertained by driving the sand dunes in Dubai, visiting and eating at the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai and playing golf at the Colin Montgomerie Championship course culminating in a two day pass in the Red Bull hospitality suite which included a presentation by Mark Webber prior to the Sunday’s final race’.

In total there were ten winners from Great Britain who each enjoyed business class flights and a luxury holiday of a life time. Our photo shows Kevin Abbs Dealer Principal of Crayford and Abbs with James from the Red Bull racing team during a tour of the Red Bull Paddock station at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.




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Sheringham Christmas Tree Festival

St. Peter`s Parish Church in Sheringham are hosting Sheringham’s fourth Charity Christmas Tree Festival which will take place from Thursday 12 December to Wednesday 17 December.

The festival is a major event for Sheringham and provides a spectacular spiritual platform for charities to raise funds by attracting donations from visitors. Last year over £6,000 was raised by the 41 charities that took part. This year again, 40 local and national charities will be represented. Each charity will decorate its tree in an imaginative way that will uniquely portray the charities aims. There will also be a prayer tree where visitors will be able to write a prayer and display it on the tree.

The stunning displays will be supported by a background of seasonal music and entertainment by local groups. There will also be a variety of stalls where last minute Christmas gifts can be bought! Light refreshments will be available throughout the festival.

The festival will be open Weekdays from 10.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. Admission to the festival is free and a warm welcome awaits. So come along, support your favourite charity and share in the love of the Holy Child, Jesus Christ in this special community event.


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Living as husband and wife Written by Margaret Smith – Solicitor with Hayes & Storr The recent unreported case of Swetenham –v- Walkley has considered the definitions of “as husband and wife” and “same household” in relation to financial claims against the estate of a deceased person by their cohabitant.

It also dealt with the question of whether it is the internal or external nature of the relationship that is more important. The background law to this is that, in order to bring a successful claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975, a claimant must show both that he/she and the deceased were living in the same household and that they were cohabiting ‘as husband and wife’.

The facts behind the case make interesting reading and the judge put great emphasis on the deceased’s eccentricity and obsessive behaviour; sadly, there is not space here to give full details! The parties had been together for over 30 years, were committed to each other and accepted externally to be partners. There were elements of the practicalities of their relationship that were unusual; however, they

appeared to the outside world to be ‘husband and wife’. This meant that they were held to have passed both the ‘internal’ and the ‘external’ tests.

The leading case on the subject has long been Re Watson where the judge emphasised the importance of the external appearance of the relationship and said that ‘one should not ignore the multifarious nature of the marital relationship;’ which, in this case, meant that it was not relevant that the couple had always slept in separate bedrooms and that they each owned a house.

In two other cases the internal nature of the relationship was emphasised. In Churchill –v- Roach the elements of permanence, mutual support as well as ‘a degree of voluntary restraint on personal freedom’ and ‘community of resources’ were stated. In Fitzpatrick –v- Sterling Housing ‘mutual interdependence, the sharing of lives and of caring and… support’ were given as important.

In Southern Housing –v- Nutting the judge required both the internal ‘mutual lifetime commitment’ and the external ‘that the relationship must be openly and unequivocally displayed to the world.’

This approach continues in Swetenham; one must first satisfy the internal test and then cross-check with the external test.

“This article aims to supply general information, but it is not intended to constitute advice. Every effort is made to ensure that the law referred to is correct at the date of publication and to avoid any statement which may mislead. However no duty of care is assumed to any person and no liability is accepted for any omission or inaccuracy. Always seek our specific advice”

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“New facility will help pupils build valuable employment skills” - Norman Lamb

Earlier this month North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb opened a new work space at Sidestrand Hall School in North Norfolk. The new work space will replace an old hanger on the site, and will be used for teaching mechanics and buildings skills to Sidestrand Hall pupils as well as pupils from other local schools.


Commenting, Norman Lamb said “This new facility will help pupils build valuable employment skills. Sidestrand Hall School is a fantastic school, which does really inspirational work supporting pupils who often have complex needs. I have always been very impressed with

Poppy Line Explores Running to Cromer

Earlier this month North Norfolk Railway managing director Hugh Harkett confirmed that the Poppy Line is exploring the possibilities of running to Cromer.

“We’ve been discussing it with franchise holder Greater Anglia (part of Abellio) and with the Department for Transport,” said Mr Harkett. “The plan is for a Sunday service in summer, with the NNR running five steamhauled trains from Cromer to Holt, and Greater Anglia running from Cromer to Norwich. Trains would have to be ‘top and tailed’ with a steam locomotive at each end, as Cromer has no run-round facility.”

Only engines fitted with the mainline Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS) would be allowed to run to Cromer, and the railway will need three locos with this equipment.

The 1947-built George Stephenson, currently on the NNR, is already fitted with TPWS, and plans to fit two other recently restored engines are in hand. Trains will also have to include any other modifications that may be required by the Office of Rail Regulation.

“Greater Anglia is very supportive,” said Mr Harkett. “We are now waiting for comments on our proposals from the Department for Transport and the ORR.”

What are Beaver Scouts?

Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months and eight years six months. Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony. TUESDAY BEAVERS 5 - 6.30 SATURDAY BEAVERS 10.30 - 12.15 For more information regarding joining one of the above sections please

North Walsham Christmas Lights Street Fair and Switch On Saturday 30 November 2.30pm. Switch On at 6pm. Television and radio presenter Helen McDermott will switch on the lights. There will be stalls from charity organisations plus fun fair rides. Father Christmas will be in attendance from 3.45pm and there will be carols with the Salvation Army band at 6.05pm, the choir from Manor Road Federation School will be singing and there will be entertainment from the High School. Come along and support the event and get into the Christmas festive spirit.

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North Walsham Library

Home Comfort for Readers North Walsham Library is reminding townspeople about its home delivery service. Anyone who has problems getting out and about can sign up to use the library service from home and have books delivered to the door. For some people this service is useful over the winter months and they return to coming into the library themselves in the spring - it’s a completely flexible service.

Mrs Robotham has used the library service for more than 30 years and now has her books delivered by Sally, RVS (Royal Voluntary Service) volunteer. She says “Sally and I are great pals. Whatever I want, she finds for me. The service is marvellous – if you’re not reading you’re missing out so much”.

Books are available in large print as well as on CD, tape and small MP3 type format, called Playaways.

The Home Library Service is free, with free requests for books and audio books from any of our 47 libraries. Please contact us on 01692 402482 or email us via

You can also download e-books and e-audio free from our website

New Members for Book Group Wanted North Walsham Short & Sweet Book Group meets in the library on Tuesdays 1pm – 2pm, every three weeks. A friendly group, currently around 6 members, would love to have a few new people to join them. Contact the library for more details or pop along to meeting. 01692 402482

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Aylsham Library

New Leaf presents an illustrated talk by John Balls on ‘Titanic- the Norfolk Survivors’ at Aylsham Library on Wednesday 4 December at 10.30am. This talk will talk about the sinking of this great ship and its Norfolk survivors. Tickets are now available at £2 which is non refundable and includes refreshments. As space is limited tickets are essential. For more information please contact Aylsham Library on 01263 732320 or email on

Do you have sight problems? Are you no longer able to enjoy reading? Why not come along and discover a world of enjoyment and interest through our Audio Book Group at Aylsham Library on Tuesday 17 December from 10.30am until 12noon Please contact Aylsham Library on 01263 732320 or Mark and Simon on 01603 629558 or

Aylsham Library has PCs with free internet access, email and office software. We also offer an online reference library on a range of subjects including family history where you can search the ancestry website free of charge for library members, current affairs, arts, business. We can also offer online courses for complete beginners. For more information please contact Aylsham Library on 01263 732320.

Aylsham library will be closing at 12.30 pm on Christmas Eve and will re-open at 9.30am on Friday 27 December.

Victory Explorers would like to thank everyone who

supported their Jumble Sale on Sunday 17 November when just under £190 was raised! Their next fund raising venture is a ‘Chocolate Tombola’ at the Christmas Lights Switch On in North Walsham on 30 November when tickets for their Grand Christmas Draw will also be on sale.


North Walsham Table Tennis STAR PAVING SERVICES

In Form NWSCB Meet NWSCA in Derby

Derby action in the first division of the Star Paving Services North Norfolk League saw the in-form NWSCB team of Dennis Elliott, Paul Price and Simon Halliday host NWSCA’s Andy Beane, John Batchford, Tom Baldock-Yaxley and John Vaughan at North Walsham Sports Centre with Elliott recovering from two sets down to win a hard-fought opener against Beane. Batchford won an attacking five-setter against Price, before Baldock-Yaxley’s top-spin overcame Halliday’s defence in four. Price prevented Beane from playing his shots as the NWSCB player won 11-9, 11-9, 11-8. A terrific attacking top-spinning performance from Elliott followed against Baldock-Yaxley, who mis-fired at crucial times as Elliott won 11-5, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7. This meant NWSCB led 3-2 at the half-way stage, but the remaining five games went to NWSCA. Halliday took a set from Beane, Batchford completed his maximum in four against Elliott and Vaughan joined in for a doubles victory that completed NWSCA’s 7-3 win. NWSCB won their match the next week away to Aylsham A with well thought out maximums for Halliday and Elliott helping secure the 8-2 victory, while NWSCA won 10-0 at home to Barracudas. Meanwhile a

Joe Kirkup maximum saw NWSCD defeat Aylsham 6-4 and Mary Sawyer and Philip Stone won the concluding doubles to see their match against Trunch Sharks end as a draw.

In the second division, there were some marathon contests as Aylsham B’s Ian Potter, Hugh Rout and Neil Powell hosted NWSCC’s Chris Johnson, Phil Mole and James Morter. Mole took a brace for the visitors and Morter a single in four against Powell while Rout took a maximum for the hosts which was completed 18-16 in the fifth against Morter. Potter’s brace included a tight 11-5, 17-19, 13-11, 11-8 win against Morter, while Powell edged out Johnson 11-5, 10-12, 11-3, 15-17, 14-12. The following week North Walsham’s juniors went head to head at the Sports Centre as Joel Lodge and Stuart Hook both played up to join NWSCC’s James Morter for a derby against NWSCE’s Tom Wardle and James and Ben Lester. With Wardle and James Lester both winning close five-setters POOL 1 against Lodge and Water too cold Ben Lester Too crowded defeating Morter in

four, NWSCE led 3-1 – however Hook took a maximum and combined with Lodge to win the doubles from two sets down against the Lesters as NWSCC made a comeback to win 7-3.

At the time of writing Gresham’s School A lead the first division by twelve points against NWSCA (with a point awarded in the League for every game won plus two bonus points for winning the match, that is the equivalent of a 10-0 win). NWSCB’s decent last month sees them third – but nineteen points behind NWSCA. NWSCC remain third in the second division – eleven points behind leading Hunworth Poachers.

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Fit Together Walks

Please arrive 20 mins early if you are new to Fit Together. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07826869377.

Tues 3 December – 11am Worstead Green Lane Walk -

Grade 2- Approx. 2.5 miles A country and village walk with gentle gradients. Meet at the playing field car park on Ruin Rd behind the church and the White Lady public house, Front Street, Worstead, NR28 9RW.

Tues 10 Dec – 10.30am Mundesley/Gimingham Walk –

Grade 4 – Approx. 4 miles – A varied walk on

concrete, field edge and cross paths and minor roads with gentle to moderate gradients. Meet at the Ship Inn, 23 Beach Rd, Mundesley, NR11 8BQ (Free parking).

Thurs 12 December – 10.30am Bacton Woods Grade 1 Bookable Walk –

Grade 1 – Approx. 1 mile. A woodland walk with gentle gradients. Meet at the Bacton Woods Picnic Area Car Park (free), off the North Walsham Rd (B1150) to Bacton and Walcott. Please book for this walk on 07766259999 by 3pm Tues 10th December.

Thurs 12 December – 10.30am Bacton Woods Circular Walk –

Grade 2 – Approx. 2.5 miles. A woodland walk with gentle gradients. Meet as above.

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Weds 18 December - 10.30am Christmas Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Walk –

Join us for a lovely 2 mile walk through the village of West Runton and around the perimeter of Hillside Animal Sanctuary with mince pies and tea/coffee/ mulled wine at The Links Hotel, West Runton, NR27 9QH after– please book for this walk on 07766259999. Bookings close: Friday 6 December at the latest! £3 each.

The Local Pick Up Points for the full Fit Together walk programme are North Walsham and Stalham Libraries



We are offering all our readers the chance to win Lunch for two at any of the Mackenzie Hotels - a great meal guaranteed. All you need to do is answer this simple question ...

"Which band is playing New Year’s Eve at the Links?" Get your answer to the Links by December 31st 2013

Email your answer to:, or write to "December Lunch" c/o Links Links Country Park Hotel, West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9QH.

The first correct answer drawn at random by the Links will win lunch for two at any of the three Mackenzie Hotels. Rules - Free to enter. One entry only per household, entrants must be over 18. The winner will be published in the next available North Walsham Times after the draw. No cash alternative. Mackenzie’s decision is final.


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Timeline Antiques Centre

Quality pieces from the past, for your present and future pleasure

Browse and buy antiques, collectables and decorative items in the historic North Norfolk market town of North Walsham, at a location just a short walk from the town centre and rail station. Timeline Antiques is easy to find, located on the A149 North Walsham bypass, just south of the juncton with the B1150 Norwich Road. There is ample free parking on site. Visit us to find that special gift, something to add to your collection or for everyday use. Advice is always on hand from an experienced sales team.

Open Every Day: 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday 11am to 4pm on Sundays Midland Road, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 9JR Telephone: 01692 500645 Centre Manager: Michael Jones Website:

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