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Issue 437 14th December 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy NewYear

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

Santa is coming to North Norfolk - go to page 4 to find out where.

Eric, Pete, Margaret, Jo, Nikki, Toby and all the distributors wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas break and a prosperous New Year.




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Meet Father Christmas and his reindeer at Bacton Wood and Holt Country Park

Father Christmas will bring seasonal joy to local children (not to mention quite a few adults!) when he and his reindeer visit Bacton Wood near North Walsham on Saturday 14 December and Holt Country Park on Sunday 15 December.

As well as the chance to meet Father Christmas, children and their accompanying adults will have an opportunity to follow a Christmas trail through the woods to learn about animals and their winter hibernation habits, collect items to make a wildlife treat, and make a Christmas spectacle! At the end of the trail reindeer from Melsop Park Farm will be waiting for their Christmas snack, and of course there’ll be presents for all the children.

Father Christmas and his reindeer will visit Bacton Wood on Saturday 14 December, and Holt Country Park on Sunday 15 December, 10.30am – 12.45pm on each day (last entry to the trail 12.15pm). £3 per child, adults free (all children to be accompanied by an adult, please), no booking required – and everyone is advised to wear appropriate footwear and to wrap up warm! Dogs on leads welcome. Hot drinks will be available and note there is a small parking charge at Holt Country Park.

Further details are available from North Norfolk District Council Event Ranger on 07920 576634 or visit

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North Norfolk District Council approves former HL Foods site development

An application to redevelop the former HL Foods site and adjacent land in North Walsham has been approved by North Norfolk District Council’s (NNDC) Development Committee.

The site has been a long standing eyesore since closure of the factory and demolition of the buildings some years ago.

The approval will lead to the construction of 176 family homes, the provision of public open spaces and land for employment development. Commitment has also been given to providing a 50 space car park for North Walsham railway station and road connections to allow development of further homes.

The approval gives the opportunity to bring the brownfield site back into positive use and represents a vote of confidence in North Walsham. It will also provide much needed footfall for the town centre and support the North Walsham economy. Additionally, it will secure the £2.3m investment loan from the Greater Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership making future site development possible.

NNDC Leader, Tom FitzPatrick, said “I am delighted by this decision which represents another major investment in the town. When faced with a site that has stood derelict for many years and that looked set to remain so for many more to come, I am pleased that the committee supported the positive move to invest in the town. For too long North Walsham has been blighted by a lack of action and we are determined to deliver change for a better future.”

Council calls for guarantee on ‘crucial’ Coasthopper service

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has called for Norfolk County Council to guarantee that there will be no reduction in the Coasthopper bus service that links isolated towns across the district throughout the year.

In a motion approved at a meeting of NNDC Full Council last month councillors agreed to urge the County Council not to cut the service, and that if there were any proposals for changes to the service there should be full and meaningful consultations with residents and stakeholders in North Norfolk before any changes could be implemented.

The Coasthopper bus service, currently run by Norfolk Green, carried 545,523 passengers in 2012, with an estimated increase to over 570,000 this year. Norfolk Green has said that any cuts in County Council funding over the next two years would force them to reduce the level of service, most especially in the winter.

Tom FitzPatrick, NNDC Leader, said “The Coasthopper bus service plays a crucial role in the district, providing essential links between our coastal and neighbouring inland communities.

“It is a vital component of the North Norfolk economy, making it possible for people to travel outside their towns and villages throughout the year. We are very concerned by the County Council’s proposals to drastically reduce the funding of this core service. Any cuts will potentially lead to further rural isolation for many people across the district and threaten to make life more difficult for our tourism and business communities.”

The full wording of the motion as passed is: “North Norfolk District Council calls for Norfolk County Council to guarantee that there will be no reduction in the service and to consult fully with the residents and stakeholders in North Norfolk on the details of any potential changes when these are known.”

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Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 1/2, who make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts.

Cub packs are themed on "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling, a friend of Baden-Powell. Cub packs are divided into Sixes, with each six being identified by a coloured triangular patch on the member's arm. Each Six is led by a 'Sixer' and a 'Seconder', who have their rank indicated by horizontal yellow stripes sewn onto their left arm JOINING - Under some circumstances, Cub Scouts can join the Pack as young as 7 1/2 if, for example, they have friends joining at the same time, or are mature enough to move on early from Beavers, (and there is space in the Pack). Such decisions are taken by Cub and Beaver Scout leaders. ACTIVITIES - During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. There are a range of badges available which Cub Scouts can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they're doing. Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes they will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities. WEDNESDAY CUBS - 6.30PM – 8PM, FRIDAY CUBS - 6.30PM - 8PM For more information, contact

Two Norfolk Youth Groups Walk Ten Miles for Charity

Two youth groups from Norwich and Stalham showed solidarity and determination on 23 November, walking ten miles along the Weaver’s Way to raise money for charities, Beat and Macmillan. A total of 13 young people turned out on a chilly Saturday November morning, to start the sponsored walk from Stalham Sports Centre, along with four Youth Workers from MAP - the young person’s charity based at Chapelfield, Norwich. Young people from the Norwich MAP Active group joined forces with the Stalham Youth Hub, and enjoyed a fantastic day out. Although the weather was chilly, the sun was shining for our sponsored walkers. The group had a great opportunity to explore the old windmills, villages and nature reserve along the ten mile stretch, finishing up at Potter Heigham. Senior Youth Worker, Will Mills, commented how impressed he was with the groups “not only did every young person complete the whole ten miles, but everyone pitched in and helped each other out whether it was keeping spirits high with bad jokes, or sharing snacks. A great example of the energy and commitment young people can contribute” The total amount raised has yet to be confirmed.

North Walsham SNAP

The North Walsham Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting was held on Wednesday 20 November at The Atrium, North Walsham. The below priorities were agreed to take forward: • Promote and support the drink drive campaign over the festive season • Tackle speeding on Happisburgh Road, North Walsham These will be reported on at the next meeting which is due to be held on Wednesday 15 January at 7pm at The Atrium, North Walsham High School, Spencer Avenue, North Walsham. For information on our forthcoming police events in your area and news stories please visit

North Walsham Under 14s

Our photo shows North Walsham under 14s football team, who play in the Norfolk Youth Football Combination League, proudly wearing their new kit kindly sponsored by Dave Bunting of Meadway Roofing. Mr Bunting is pictured here with the players with also a very generous contribution from Mr Craig Harris contributing towards the additional purchase of track suit tops . Both contributions are greatly appreciated by Team Coaches Alan Wardle and Chris Brown.

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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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What’s next?

Six years ago Norfolk Cleaning was founded by Peter and Diane Murther, offering a domestic cleaning service to the local community.

This soon changed and what developed was, The Norfolk Cleaning Group. This is made up of; Norfolk Cleaning, Norfolk Laundry Services, Norfolk Holiday Home Management and now The Norfolk Cleaning Centre.

Peter and Diane started Norfolk Cleaning when they were unable to find a professional cleaning company to look after their own office and home in North Walsham. Peter has been in management for almost all of his working life, with many years running his own company. The Group has grown phenomenally year upon year. What started as a small operation has turned into something on a much larger scale with a wide range of services being offered

throughout Norfolk, including; Complete Holiday Home Management Package, Washing and Ironing, Dry Cleaning, End Of Tenancy Cleaning, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning and the job everyone hates… Oven Cleaning.

Norfolk Cleaning first started in a small unit on Douglas Bader Close, North Walsham but shortly after was forced to move to much larger premises at 2A Stanford Tuck Road. With the significant expansion of the laundry, 2A just wasn’t big enough and they have now taken over the unit next door. With half of this unit being used for laundry, there was still half of the unit left to form The Norfolk Cleaning Centre.

Aylsham Library

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 10.30 am until 12 noon. Please contact Aylsham library on 01263 732320 or Mark and Simon on 01603 629558 or

What funny weather we have had since last Christmas. Winter continued well into a long, cold Spring. The plants and birds were confused with things so late, They must wonder what the next year will bring. A long, hot, sizzling Summer produced berries, fruit and nuts galore, And with all that glorious sun who could ask for more? Autumn was pushed back, affecting the plants and trees, Which were so much later in shedding their leaves.

The Norfolk Cleaning Centre launches in December selling Janitorial and Cleaning Supplies that have been tried and tested by their cleaners on a daily basis. These will be available for sale both on-line and throughout their retail outlet. They really believe their products work, and not only that it’s next day delivery. Who knows what’s next…?!

The jolly team look forward to helping you soon!

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 and 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.

Suddenly Winter’s here now, with all the cold weather we fear, But first let’s enjoy … A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Derek Philpott

It’s Christmas

Today we’ll dress our Christmas tree With little gifts and fairy lights, It will be a sight to see When all lit up on Christmas night. Children’s faces will glow with joy, When they each receive a special toy, We will watch the Queen on our TV, Then sit down to a scrumptious tea. It’s snowing now, I hope it will lay, And be white for Christmas Day

Diane Berthelot

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Mundesley Village Cinema Tuesday 14 January at 7.30pm Steve Coogan in Alpha Papa (cert 15) – “A local radio station in Norwich, North Norfolk Digital, has been bought out by a multi-national with staff members facing redundancies. DJ Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) is unconcerned. But Pat Farrell (Colm Meaney) fears for his job, and pleads with Alan to gatecrash a board meeting and persuade the new owners not to get rid of him...” Filmed locally in Norwich, Sheringham and Cromer. Please note, this is a change

to the French film we were going to show. So, Mundesley Village Cinema has purchased the marvelous French film “Untouchables” and Members may borrow the DVD. Tickets £4 on door and refreshments from 7pm. Coronation Hall, Mundesley, NR11 8BE

North Walsham Photographic Group – 7 January at 7.30pm – EAF Images Winners of EAF 2012 Competition, members’ CDs if time – in the Annexe Business Centre, The Atrium, Spenser Avenue, North

Walsham . Contact Liz Fiddy on 01692 582793 or email

Mundesley Community Choir are holding a Christmas Concert on 17 December at Mundesley Methodist Church 7.30pm. Tickets can be obtained from Janet on 01263 722022 at a cost of £5 each which includes 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

The Keeping Abreast Group invites you to a Coffee and Chat Drop in Session Tuesday 7 January 2014, 10am to 12midday, at Merchants Place Church Street Cromer. Join us for coffee and a chat and find out more about Breast Reconstruction following Breast Cancer. Volunteers who have had breast reconstruction will be on hand to offer support, provide information and chat about reconstruction in an informal and relaxed atmosphere

King Arthur and Merlin conjure a magical show at Atrium

This year's Christmas family show at North Walsham's Atrium is a magical retelling of King Arthur and the Holy Grail and is running until 21 December with afternoon and evening shows, including a Sunday.

to experience live theatre as family and this year’s offering will excite young audiences and enchant older ones with its tales of heroism, magic, witchcraft and dragons."

Tickets are £7 - £9, with family tickets at £26 and group discounts available.

The professional cast includes Krissi Jae Kitson as Guinevere and Nicole Tremblay - who terrified audiences last year as the White Witch - once again plays the villain as the sorceress Morgana. Joining the cast of adult actors and young performers from the Atrium’s youth theatre is Anglia TV’s Helen McDermott, as voice of the mystical Lady of the Lake.

Show times are Saturday 14 December 2.30pm and 7pm, Sunday 15 December 2.30pm, Friday 20 December 7.30pm and Saturday 21 December 2.30pm.

The Atrium’s box office is open Wednesday to Friday afternoons on (01692) 400080 or you can book online and check out more event listings at

Aaron Curtis, a student at Paston College is King Arthur and Dominic James the wizard Merlin.

Tickets for the Christmas show are also on sale at the Showcase Gallery in the Market Place.

Atrium artistic director Joseph Ballard, the show’s writer, is also a professional actor and is also in the cast. He said “Christmas is the best time of the year


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 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 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: NHS Cromer & District Retirement Fellowship meets every third Wednesday of every month between 2.30 pm and 4pm at Cromer Hospital. For more information telephone Caroline Jennings on 01263 510002 or just come along

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NORTH WALSHAM PLAYERS VARIETY GALA NIGHT I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who came and supported the North Walsham Players 'Variety Gala Night' which took place at North Walsham Community Centre on Friday 15 November.

The Players pulled out all the stops, to make it yet another successful show. The show featured several song and dance routines from Joseph, Whistle down the Wind and Matilda. There were also comedy sketches and new member local singer Neville Rowe who sung throughout the show and also had his own solo spot. The cast consisted of 16 people who varied in age, some of them had never been on stage before, and a technical crew of three. After all the expenses were paid for, we were able to kick start our years fund raising with £100 which will go to East Coast Truckers at the end of the year.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the cast, also the backstage crew, technical crew and front of house for their help and support, as without them it would not have been possible to put on the show.

Lastly I would like to say a special thank you to Carl Bird Ltd, Andrea's Photography, Emmajins Cupcakes & The Three Cottages for their help and support.

The next show to be performed by the North Walsham Players at North Walsham Community Centre will be a pantomime in February watch this space for more details.

Have you ever wanted to appear in a pantomime? Well here’s your chance!

We are looking for new members aged eight and upwards for various parts in our next show. If you are interested in joining please telephone Colin on (01692) 402116 or e-mail

Colin Jeary. Director North Walsham Players

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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 Glass panels for greenhouse and black builders tarpaulin will collect Tel 01263 510962/07765 560734 Records for cash anything and everything considered cash waiting for the right items Tel 07908 206743 to arrange an appointment Small car/caravan cover to fit outside portable stairs Tel 01263 824138 Bowls and accessories wanted smaller size please suitable for beginners not too expensive please Will collect and pay cash Tel 01263 722721 Records 45s 78s and LPs also cassettes and CDs singles only all considered Tel 01692 405756


lXbox 360 games Red Dead RedemptionDeus ExSkate and LA Noire £20 Tel 01692 503157 Beaver lamb fur coat medium size full length vgc Tel 01692 403174 Silvercross reclining car seat vgc uses car seat belt for 4 - 11yrs or 15kgs - 36kgs very comfy £35 Tel 07920 066974 North Walsham Beautiful full length leather coat size 10 £50. Mothercare wooden activity walker £15. Three wheel trike adult handle £15. Rocking horse £15. M&P baby bath white £10. Baby trampoline £10. Nice Christmas presents all vgc. Tel 01692 402189 Set of four Almark bowls size 1 medium weight with hand grips £35 Tel 01692 402887 Lindam Flexiguard still boxed £10. Silvercross combi pram/carseat plus many extras £150. Dropside cot plus mattress £50. Travelcot/playpen added mattress £30. Fisherprice rainforest cot mobile boxed £15. All vgc Tel 01692 406316


Panasonic CD Player built in Ipod dock DAB radio and USB port very good condition black £60ono, Dark wood upholstered rocking chair very comfortable £30ono. Tel 01263 588620 Rayleigh Tempest ladies bike Shimano 10 speed gears 26" wheels excellent condition £50 Tel 07826 605769 Liebherr 136cm smart frost high fridge freezer used for 6mths from a holiday home like brand new have got puchase invoice cost £390 would like £150ono Tel 01263 478453 Liebherr fridge freezer model CUPsl 2721 silver 7 months old under guarantee condition as new cost over £400 available late December sale due to move £325 Tel 01263 510846 Newboxed unworn ladies Clarks brown leather Gortex walking boots size 7½(41½) £50ono. Brand new boxed Apple Ipad Red PU Leather 360degree rotating case with screen guardand stylus-pen £25ono. Tel 01263 513219 3 seat sofa and 2 arm chairs dark brown leather with wood effect excellent condition £190 Tel John 07738 165805 Polaroid Pogo instant mobile printer for digital camera or phone pink brand new and still in original box ideal Xmas present £45 Tel 01263 515211 Bosch upright freezer 2yrs old like new £100 can deliver locally Tel 01263 821265 Feather topper for double bed excellent condition £15. Single Z-bed sprung good condition £25. Aerobed Deluxe double self inflating bed raised with carry case used once available in Argos for £159 asking £100. Tel 01263 825567 Lovely child's cot £50. Child's car seat £30. Booster £!0. Executive swivel chair £35. Danish coffee table/mag.rack & easy chair £95. For photos Tel 01692 404407 17" flat screen monitor with built in speakers £25. Gents 21 speed mountain bike just over 3 yrs old hardly used £40 ono. Tel 01692 403868 Dressing table six drawers excellent condition maple colour £55. Gold framed mirror 23 x 53ins a real looker £60. Two alabaster table laps with shades H18ins £25 each. Tel 01263 512606 36 copies of Digital Camera Magazine 2009 – 2011 all immaculate as new as when published cover price £4.99 each £15 Tel 01263511600 mornings please Mahogany coffee table W16" x L32" drop leaf extends to 46" very good condition £15 Tel 01263 576727 Mens new Skechers Shape-Ups dark blue/grey unworn as unwanted gift can email photo £25 Tel 07826 605769 Outside Xmas lights full display icicles with gutter clips coloured twinkles Santas snowmen tree path lights all transformers included any reasonable offer for all or part Tel 01603 873248 Kodak digital photo frame unused still boxed ideal Christmas gift £25. Costume fashion jewellery necklace earring sets bangles all as new 20 items £10. Tel 01263 517196 New Tom Tom XL Sat Nav covers Europe still in sealed cover plus case £65 Tel 01263 514119 or 514166

18 professional top quality gym mats cost 25 each new 1 metre x 50cm ideal for classes or PT as new will accept £140 Tel 01263 822652 Panasonic Freeview DVD recorder model no DMR-ES20DEB £15 Tel 01263 824550 Trouser press electric & wall mounted thermostatic temperature control & auto shut off excellent condition little used £25. Two printer cartridges sealed in original bags Lexmark Colour 33 & Photo 31 £10 for both. Tel 01263 519734 Washable re-usable cloth nappies by Motherease (sold by NCT) plus waterproof covers all in good clean stain-free condition £25 Tel 01263 510962/07765 560734 Two garment heavy duty 6 foot good quality wheeled hanging rails as new £20 each or £35 for the pair buyer collects Tel 01263 720622 Bosch Art23 Combitrim hardly used £10. Hedge & Edge Trimmer never used £10. Tel 01263 511007 Creda Debonair spin dryer gravity drain vgc £35 Tel 07786 494343 11 rolls of Vymura quality wallpaper washable peelable light blue with flowers daisy chain £10 lot. VAX vacuum cleaner with accessories gwo £15. Tel 01263 761272 (Roughton) Pine curtain pole 127 x 47cm all fittings still in box too small for my bedroom window £5 Tel 01692 407799 Double mahogany Screiber wardrobe to be assembled buyer collects Tel 01692 404004 11ft double aluminium extending ladder £40. Two dustbins and lids £6 each. Tel 01692 407579 Pine dining table 64in x 30in £30. Pine bench £10. Tel 01692 404636 Fish tank complete with two fish size of tank 40" x 30" complete with light and pump moving house cannot accommodate fish free to good owner. Sony CD radio/cassette recorder surplus to requirements hardly used £20. Tel 01263 837657 Vintage 1930s ladies musquash fur coat good condition size 10-12 £35ono Tel 01263 820081 Stair gate as new used twice £15 Tel 01263 837731 Electric fans £5 each. Double deep fat fryer good condition working £3. Tel 01263 826865 Ladies ski boots Head Ezon 7.6 grey/silver size 25-25.5 approx 51/2 -6 suitable for beginner/intermediate excellent condition hardly used £55 Tel 01263 731852 Arnova Gbook 7" tablet Android with fabric case brand new in unwrapped manufacturer's packaging unwanted gift Amazon price £150 accept £90. Tel 01692 406703/07941044579 Fisher Price Little People garage and cars £15. Harold Helicopter sounds & lights £3. Large car transporter lights & sounds £3. All 18 months+ and in good condition. Various baby toys including V Tech £15 the lot. Tel 01263 824253 Hall runner 8' X 2'9" Louis dePoortere Shalamar wool in yellow gold ochre white cream mix overlaid with black linear design suitable modern or traditional interior excellent+ condition £15 01263 820971

Men's ski trousers brand new still labelled Trespass Glacier black waist 36"-38" inside leg 31" waterproof windproof taped seams coldheat insulation also good for walking injury prevents use £18 Tel 01263 519488 HTC Sensation smart phone in excellent condition boxed with all accessories £50. Dolce Gusto Fontana coffee machine red less than 1 year old in excellent condition inc pod holder £20. Tel 01263 588176 New double Dunelm bedspread teal two matching pillow shams washable £40ono. Encore electric guitar black with shoulder strap £40ono. Tel 01692 404649 TV/DVD unit W2'6" and matching glass fronted display cabinet H3' W1'7" both in medium teak veneered wood and in good condition £20 each or £30 together. Nest of 3 tables solid teak in good condition £20. Tel 01692 402869 Ladies size 5 shoes 7 pairs never worn including Padders Joseph Siobel Hotter £20- £25 per pair. Baby Lock sewing machine good as new £80. Tel 01692 581642 Philips Facial Studio Solarium HB175 instructions and goggles vgc £35. Car racing set x 2 approx 12 metre track 2 Merc + 2 Porsche cars vgc can email photos/more info £25 the pair. Tel 07826 605769 Kirsty exercise bike plus instruction leaflet gwo £30 Tel 01263 579433 2 cream leather reclining armchairs good condition £45 each. Cream leather armchair £35. Buyer collects. Tel 01692 403700 North Walsham Gents leather bag with strap ideal for lap top papers etc paid £150 in very good condition £50 Tel 07795 573738 Three and two seater cream leather sofas for sale very good condition £250ono Tel 01692 404823 Jumperoo good condition. aquatic theme £45ono. Nursery set Zanzibar wild animals mobile bumper 10pcs in all boy/girl £50ono. Tel 01692 407340 Liebherr 136cm smart frost high fridge freezer used for 6 months from a holiday home like brand new have got puchase invoice cost £390 would like £150ono Tel 01263 478453 Laptop Acer Aspire 3630 1.6GHz 60GB 512mb XP Home DVD RW wireless £65 Tel 07795 347393 6ft white Noble Christmas tree with decs and lights £50. Snowman 2ft fit for outside or inside £6.A number of Lemax Village items. Tel 01692 405022 Table football vgc complete with legs £15. Child’s light wood veneer desk black metal frame & sliding drawer vgc £10. Tel 01692 404241 Paving slabs used 2ft x 2ft x 1.75in £1.50 each buyer to collect Tel 01692 400662 Nathan teak wall unit with glass doors £25. Nathan teak low unit £10. Jentique teak bureau £35. Mahogany DVD storage with folding doors £35. Tel 01692 218745 Runton Coastwatch requires a hand-held electronic megaphone and signal lamp Tel 01263 512608 Shure sm 58 switchable vocal microphone with case and cable £10 Tel 01263 822934


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SEASONAL 1. What is the common name of the flower Helleborus niger? 2. Bedford Fillbasket, Cromwell and Wellington are all types of what vegetable? 3. What Christmas decoration might you find growing in an apple tree? See photograph A 4. Traditionally white chess pieces are made from the wood of which type of tree? 5. What shrub is shown in photograph B?

PEST CONTROL Gardeners are recommended some unusual, non-chemical remedies to control pests, name the intended target in each case 6. Drown them in beer 7. Spray them with soapy water 8. Suffocate with burning rags or stale kippers 9. Sprinkle pepper around the garden 10. Dress the plants in ‘collars’ of carpet underlay

WHAT’S IN A NAME? None of the following are necessarily what they seem. What are they? 11. Love apple 12. Desert Orchid 13. Daisy Roots 14. The Jersey Lily 15. Gospel Oak


Christmas Greetings

CRYPTIC FLOWERS The answer to each of the following clues is the name of a garden flower 16. Industrious Queen 17. Evergreen tree wine 18. She’s close to a pupil 19. Having a right ding dong in the Emerald Isle 20. Romantic encounter in the fog

BRAIN TEASERS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Fruit and vegetables are often used in proverbs, phrases and sayings but can you identify them from the following 21. Root vegetables will not gain a coating of a dairy product simply through the use of pretentious language. 22. Long and green, but slow to warm up 23. A quintet is composed of an uncertain quantity of legumes 24. Two adjacent seeds show a family resemblance 25. A container of globose fruit is a metaphor for existence

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With the festive season rapidly approaching, the children of St. Nicholas House School in North Walsham have been taking the opportunity to think those who are less fortunate than themselves. Many (52 to be precise!) have been filling shoeboxes with carefully chosen items for the annual Operation Christmas Child campaign, sending gifts to those children overseas who may otherwise receive nothing.

On Friday 15 November the children in Form Five organised their own Bring and Buy Sale to raise money for their chosen charity, the World Wildlife Fund. The children did a fantastic job of setting up and running the stalls, donating toys and books, organizing games, baking cakes and even clearing up afterwards! Their hard work paid off and the sale raised a fantastic £127.45!



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North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

With Christmas fast approaching it is time to reflect on the past year and to mention some of the cats that we have looked after.

With nearly 300 cats being cared for by the branch this year and over 210 having been found new homes, our fosterers have been kept very busy. Two cats which came into care as strays were reunited with their owners because they had been chipped, five cats were returned to their owners and sadly we lost six cats because they had serious health problems. Much to our delight several of our long term residents have been re-homed as have all of the older cats, apart from one. Max, the oldest cat still in care is, however, not available for re-homing as he is a “golden oldie” cared for by Pauline, one of our fosterers, and at nearly 19 years old is very happy to retain his position as a Cats’ Protection cat but also continues to enjoy his freedom and home comforts.

With so many cats, our vet bills have been considerable as all cats have a


Amos, lovely friendly boy aged 6 years

“vet check”, are vaccinated, micro chipped and in some instances blood tested for FIV/FELV. With several cats also needing operations, X rays, etc, our fosterers are familiar faces at the vets. For example, Caramel, a dear little kitten, who required cage rest after damaging one of her legs, and Mickey and Jim two of the older cats who needed dentals.

Fortunately, fundraising has gone quite well despite raising less money at two of our major events. As well as car boot sales, street collections, bingo and table top sales we have also been selling some of our goods on line and these sales are proving very successful. Our final fund raising events for this year, a table top sale and a Quiz night, will have taken place by the time you read this. We would like to thank everyone who has been involved during the year, helping cats in their own special way.

We are delighted to have opened the doors to our brand new practice on 4th December at 8.30 am. Come along and have a look at our new facilities. We have 5 individual consulting rooms, separate cat and dog waiting areas our shop ‘Miramar Pets’ is incorporated in the spacious waiting area. Our custom built Reception Desk enables our reception staff to help with your enquiries in an efficient, professional manner. The Consulting Rooms are equipped with their own computers which link with each other and our Cromer Surgery so no matter where you are seen your pet’s records will always be available to the Vet. Our new ‘Prep’ (preparation) room has more space with a nurses station centrally located to enable constant monitoring of our separate cat and dog wards, as well as the isolation unit. The Theatre has its own piped gas supply and is equipped to a very high standard. There is plenty of Office Space for our administrative team and a comfy staff room for us to relax in at coffee time. In the Shop we are stocking well-known brands such as James Wellbeloved, Arden Grange and Royal Canin. As well we have a good selection of toys, leads, collars and other pet supplies and necessary accesories. If you can’t find what you want just ask and we will do our best to get it for you!

With Christmas now only a few days away we need to remember the cats in our care and make sure that everything is safe for them. Securing the Christmas Tree (in case your kitten decides to climb it), making sure the decorations are shatterproof and the cat does not eat anything it should not (eg tinsel, chocolate) will ensure that everyone has a very Happy Christmas and large emergency vet bills will be avoided.

We wish all our cat loving friends a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

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

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North Walsham Times 437 December 14th 2013

All the colour of Snow White

The cast of this year’s pantomime have arrived at Sheringham Little Theatre in a blaze of colour.

As costumes are fitted and rehearsals for Snow White begin, familiar faces are being welcomed back and new performers being introduced to the coastal venue.

Muddles and Russel Hicken as Nanny Knotty Knickers.

Russel said “This is my fourth year playing the pantomime dame at Sheringham so it feels like coming home for Christmas!

This year’s festive production begins on Friday, December 13 and runs until Saturday, January 4.

back in Sheringham for the second time,” she admitted. “I am looking forward to getting stuck into the role of Snow White and really making it my own.”

Wicked stepmother Loraine has not appeared in panto at Sheringham before but is a regular in the Summer Rep. “I can’t wait to get started. I have played the evil character in other pantomimes and I just love it. All that booing and hissing is just wonderful!” she said.

Written by West End star Killian Donnelly, who is currently starring in The Commitments, and has appeared in blockbuster film Les Miserables alongside Russell Crowe, it looks set to be a lively production.

Simon said Snow White promised as much singing, dancing and great family fun as last year’s Christmas show.

Pantomime director Simon Thompson said Killian’s version of Jack and the Beanstalk was so successful last year that the theatre was keen to work with him again.

“Killian really understands pantomime – the tradition, the use of dialogue and what people are looking for in terms of pace,” he said. “His writing appeals to young people because it is contemporary but at the same time it has the right balance for adults too.”

The production stars Rachel Waring, as Snow White, Loraine Metcalf, as the Wicked Queen, Kyle Fraser as Prince Charming, Rik Warren as

“It looks like the show is going to be a lot of fun. It is a great script, which had me laughing out loud from the very first moment I read it.” Rachel is also returning the venue for the festive season. Last year she played Jill in Jack and the Beanstalk.

“I started out in panto as a child so it is lovely to be playing the Princess and it is nice to be

Cromer Pier Damaged Christmas Show temporarily suspended

no other!”

“This panto will be packed with everything you would expect - and a lot more,” he added. “There will be some fabulous surprises in the show and some wonderful visual gags. It will be a pantomime like

*Snow White runs at Sheringham Little Theatre from Friday, December 13 to Friday, January 4. For more information or for tickets call 01263 822347 or visit

The record surge tides that hit Britain and in particular the coast of Norfolk & Suffolk severely damaged Cromer Pier. With one of the best ever Christmas Shows only just opened less than a week before, the damage to the pier and the Pavilion Theatre has forced the show’s cancellation at least for a few days. The worst ever surge tide damaged a number of businesses small and large right around the coast as well as requiring the evacuation of substantial numbers of homeowners from the worst-hit areas. 48

photo courtesy Andy Roberts As we go to press, the North Norfolk Distrcit Council doing all they can to get damage assessment from structural engineers. It is to be hoped that the damage, which included many decking planks being ripped from the pier, can be fixed quickly so that the Christmas Show can continue, hopefully even before you read this story. North Walsham Times 437 December 14th 2013


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CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – CHRISTMAS SERVICES Welcome to our Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols by Candle Light Sunday 15th December at 4.00pm Service of Carols and Holy Communion Sunday 22nd December at 10.30am Service of Carols of Your Choice Sunday 29th December at 10.30am All Services followed by Tea/Coffee and Mince Pies


Sunday 22nd December 10.30am Monday 23rd December 10.45am Christmas Day 25th December 10.00am

Traditional Carol Service Mince pies and Carols All Age Christmas Day Celebration

For further details telephone Revd Patrick Coghlan (01263) 734739


Sunday 22nd December - Carol Service 6pm at North Walsham Community Centre - we will have no morning service that Sunday at the High School Christmas Day - 10am at the Charis Centre, above House of Hobbies - a short, very informal celebration of Christmas Sunday 29th December - our usual time and place, 10.30am at North Walsham High School All are very welcome to join us for any of these events! For further details, or to contact us,

CHRISTMAS WITH THE SALVATION ARMY Hall Lane, North Walsham Sunday 15th December 4.00pm Family Carol Service Sunday 22nd December 6.00pm Carols by Candlelight Christmas Morning 10.00am Worship Sunday 30th December 10.00am Family Worship ‘Come and worship Christ The New Born King’ Further details from Major Janet Bishop, tel: 01692 407079

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Kings Arms Street, North Walsham. Tel 01692 403258 Sunday 22nd December 11.00am FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT - Parish Mass 3.00pm CAROL SERVICE Christmas Eve 6.00pm CHRISTMAS MASSES - Family Mass for Christmas MIDNIGHT MASS - Carols from 11.40pm Christmas Day 9.00am Mass at St John of the Cross, Aylsham 10.30am Mass at St Helens, Hoveton Sunday 29th December 11.00am Parish Mass For Services in other parts of the parish please contact us at the above address


The Methodist Church, Grammar School Road. Minister Rev David Philo 01263 822485 You are very welcome to attend some or all of our Christmas Services Sunday 15th December 10.30am Nativity Service with our younger folk Sunday 22nd December 6.00pm Carol ServiceTraditional & Contemporary Tuesday 24th December 4.00pm Christingle Service for all 11.30pm Midnight Communion Service Christmas Day 10.00am Family Christmas Day Celebration May the Peace that is the true meaning of Christmas be with you and your family

ST NICHOLAS PARISH CHURCH – CHRISTMAS SERVICES Thursday 19th December Sunday 22nd December Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th

1.45pm Pram Service nativity 7pm Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols 6pm Christingle Service for children and families 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist of the Nativity Christmas Day Wednesday 25th 8am Service of Holy Communion 10am Family Parish Communion For more information including Epiphany Services see or Church Board or phone 01692 406380

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Christmas now seems looming towards us so we would like to remind you about this year’s Churches Together Christmas Lunch.

This will be held on Christmas Day in the Community Centre followed by tea and cake and listening to the Queen’s speech. This event is financed by gifts from local organizations for which we are extremely grateful. It’s not too late to book your place.

This lunch is not entirely for old people, it is for any person who is on their own on Christmas Day living within North Walsham.

We are not convinced that we are reaching everyone who qualifies so if you are within this criteria or know of any one who is please write to Mr. & Mrs. R Vincent at ‘Wisiwig Too’, 14 Marshgate, North Walsham. NR28 9EE or email

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The last charity lunch to be held by the Inner Wheel and Rotary Clubs of North Walsham was held at the Community Centre on Monday 28 October. This was our 30th year and the 60th meal. Notwithstanding the inclement weather conditions and approximately 133 meals were consumed.

Unfortunately age has wearied us and all good things must come to an end and we shall miss the camaraderie of preparing the food but not the inevitable crop of problems that confront our organisers! We have to thank Rotarian David Pardon and Inner Wheel member Daphne Skipper for their wonderful original idea, when they were both Club Presidents in 1983. Daphne has not missed one lunch and her energy and enthusiasm has kept us all going. Another stalwart in the team has been Denis Payne, whose music is well-known to many. He has entertained us on his keyboard during nearly every event. Our thanks to go the three of them with a token gift to show our appreciation.

Approximately £60,000 has been raised for charity over the years. A big “thank you” goes to all of you who have attended those functions and given generously in the raffles.

Our November meeting has held on the 11th at Witton Village Hall. The speaker was Hilary Livermore, who gave a most interesting talk about patchwork and quilting. She brought with her some beautify examples of bedspreads and cushions which she had made. It was a popular hobby and prompted many questions.

The evening ended with chat and refreshments. Stella Hunter - Club Correspondent

Norfolk MPs and Lib Dem councillors condemn council proposal to cut funding for student transport in Norfolk

Norfolk Members of Parliament have expressed their concern at the proposed changes to post 16 school transport. In a letter to the Leader of Norfolk County Council, George Nobbs, all nine Norfolk MPs urged the Leader of NCC to look at other ways to achieve savings rather than increasing the cost of transport passes. Norfolk County Council is currently conducting a consultation into the proposed changes. The consultation closed on 12 December 2013.


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Jazzy New Year at the Goat

The Goat Inn at Skeyton continues its programme of traditional jazz in 2014. The ever popular Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band will play six dates and, in partnership with the owners, intends to build on the success of recent years. The programme kicks-off on Sunday 5 January at 1.30 p.m. The band plays toe-tapping classic jazz and you are invited to start the New Year on the right note by joining the party.

The Goat is a delightful North Norfolk Country pub and restaurant with modern and motivated owners, a welcoming and friendly staff team and, of course, a goat.

In addition to the jazz programme the venue will host other events and attractions throughout the year. You can keep up to date and check out the menu at

Admission to jazz at The Goat is always free and you can drop in for


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.

a drink or eat in the restaurant or the garden room, where the band plays. If you would like a table for lunch, however, it is always best to book. Tel: 01692 538600. Other jazz dates in 2014 will be on Sundays 2 March, 1 June, 6 July, 3 August and 7 September, from 1.30 p.m. and, if the weather is kind, the summer dates will be in the garden.

Happy jazzing! Mini Christmas Market Sunday 15 December, 11am – 3pm A small number of select food and gift stalls will be at Felbrigg Hall from 11am – 3pm. Take the chance to do some last minute Christmas shopping. Free event

Christmas Carols Sunday 15 December, 3pm 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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Police keep up pressure on rave organisers

Police have vowed to keep up the pressure on organisers of illegal raves after officers prevented an event in Thorpe St Andrew last month. Twelve people were arrested and sound equipment seized after officers were alerted to suspicious activity at Pinebanks on Saturday 16 November. More than 50 people arrived at the site shortly afterwards becoming hostile towards police. Residents, businesses and landowners are urged to be vigilant and to call police immediately if they witness similar activity. Chief Superintendent Nick Davison, County Policing Commander, said "The action taken falls in line with our zero-tolerance approach to these events and its important people understand the reasons for this action. "These events are illegal, happen in

uncontrolled environments and therefore pose a risk to the safety of people attending. This was evidenced at two events disrupted in the summer where a young woman was airlifted to hospital after collapsing through taking a cocktail of drugs at a rave near Thetford while a man suffered head injuries after falling from a speaker rig onto farm machinery at a rave near North Walsham. The consequences are potentially fatal and as the police we cannot be seen to standby and not make any intervention. "These events, sometimes referred to as ‘free parties’, also impact on the wider community – people often drive to and from raves and with large numbers this can cause significant disruption in local communities. This is without the serious anti-social

Surprise, Surprise Barry

It really was ‘surprise surprise’ for viewers of the popular television programme earlier this month when none other than North Walsham’s very own Barry Holden was second on Holly Willoughby’s ‘hit list’! Barry, renowned for his much-loved ‘North Walsham Live Aid’ concerts held at the Community Centre every summer was nominated by his granddaughter Daisy, and unbeknown to him his wife and daughter were also ‘in on’ the surprise. But the surprises didn’t end when Holly confronted him with the infamous words ‘Surprise Surprise’. Barry’s daughter Kerry explained that the one star Barry had not been able to make contact with, despite his best efforts, was Rod Stewart. He had

Rod with Kerry

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behaviour, noise nuisance, criminal damage and environmental impact...someone has to clean up after the event. "We will continue to work pro-actively to disrupt events and take positive and appropriate action where necessary.” Advice to residents/landowners Any sightings of vans, lorries or large numbers of vehicles Sightings of fliers advertising raves Broken padlocks on access gates, to areas where a rave may take place Suspicious activity around derelict buildings/warehouses.

If you witness suspicious activity – call police on the non-emergency number 101. If you believe a crime is in progress dial 999.

been to see him in concert and tried to ‘blagg his way backstage’ but unsuccessfully so his evening of surprises was complete when Rod Stewart took to the stage to publicly sign a guitar which will be auctioned at the next Live Aid event, together with a signed and framed album and the ultimate promise that when Barry was organising his next function, if he let him know he would come along as the Guest of Honour! He then sang a song for Barry from the album which he had dedicated to his father who helped him in the early days of his career. We all heard you Rod, so no letting us down, North Walsham looks forward to welcoming you! As for Barry, what more can we add except to say North Walsham salutes you!

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Competition North Walsham & District

Bob White at Showcase Gallery has been busy tracking down interesting books about Norfolk. He really wanted to find the original book by Neil R Storey titled "North Walsham & District, released in 1995 as part of the Britain in Old Photographs series.

The book is a nostalgic look back at North Walsham and surrounding villages and contains over 200 photographs. In addition many local characters are remembered, with many anecdotes.

And he is delighted to say that he has not only found it, he has commissioned a reprint, exclusive to Showcase.

And even better, one of the North Walsham Times readers will be the lucky recipient of a free copy. All you have to do is send in the answer to this question.... "Name one other book written by Neil R Storey."

Send your answer to Showcase Gallery, or drop it into the Gallery at 40a Market Place, North Walsham NR28 9BT. Make sure it arrives by 31st December 2013. Mark your entry North Walsham Competition.

One lucky entry will be drawn out of the hat at random by Bob and the winner will be announced in the NW Times in the first issue of the New Year. Rules - open to all over 16, one entry per household, no cash alternative.

A lovely Christmas present, priced at just £13.99.

If you would like to reserve a copy please ring the shop on 01692 500928 and leave your details.

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Council gallery hosts new exhibition

North Norfolk District Council’s public art gallery is currently presenting a debut exhibition entitled ‘Mixed Media Exhibition’ featuring a collection of observational and creative works by young local artist Charlotte Rowlands. The exhibition runs until 27 January 2014.

Self-taught 24 year old North Norfolk Artist Charlotte Rowlands, from Roughton, near Cromer, has achieved an inspiring portfolio of mixed media from original portraits and wildlife to stained glass 3D work. She has been encouraged and creatively nurtured by her artist mother Karen Rowlands, who formally exhibited at NNDC last year.

Charlotte said “I love the challenge in drawing portraits of observing and capturing the subtle details that make each individual person unique. The simplicity of colour and rawness of pencil I feel brings an honesty to the portraits. When drawing animals I like to use pastel and charcoal to achieve the quality of light, fluffiness in the fur. Making stained glass presents a very different challenge to drawing. An image needs to be captured in a few simple lines, then developed by the choice of colours and textures of glass.”

The exhibition will provide original and great value seasonal gifts ranging from £8 to £180, with the additional offer of commissions for drawings and stained glass.

NNDC seeks to offer opportunities to local artists to display their work in the well-lit first-floor ‘gallery’ area in its Holt Road offices in Cromer, and in turn provides staff and visitors to the building the opportunity to see a variety of different artists’ work. Currently six exhibitions are held annually; open for view to the public during normal office hours, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am – 5pm; Wednesday 10am – 5pm; Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.

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Readers Write ...

All letters must be supplied with name and full address (full address will not be published). Anonymous letters will not be published. Comments, views and opinions in readers letters are not necessarily shared by the editors or the publisher and we reserve the right to edit or not publish.

Dear Margaret,

Once again the Christmas mail will increase so I am making another appeal for stamps for charity.

For those of you who have donated stamps throughout the year, many thanks.

Stamps may still be handed in at the Lottery counter in Sainsburys in North Walsham and also at the mobile library for those outside the area. Any large amounts I will collect – please phone me on 01692 405002. Yours sincerely, Arthur Gribben North Walsham

Dear Margaret,

I help to run a self-sufficient group of people who meet every Tuesday at Stalham Youth Club, Recreation Road, Stalham. It is primarily for people who have been mentally ill but anyone is welcome to join.

We find it difficult to attract new members. We have advertised in the surgeries and written to MIND in Norwich and Yarmouth. The group is very casual and the main function is to provide somewhere for people to go who may otherwise be a bit lonely. Tea and coffee are provided and one of the members cooks us a two course lunch. There is no charge on your first visit but after that we pay £4 each to cover the food and drink and the rent of the premises. We meet from 11am until 2pm.

Occasionally we go out for a change and sometimes we have a quiz. There are five pool tables which are free to use.

I’m afraid that only limited help with transport is available. We have Chris in Trimingham, Gary in Catfield and myself in North Walsham who will gladly give anyone a lift. If interested please contact me on 07919 865413 Yours sincerely, Richard T Baker



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‘Concrete Cockerill’ was the subject of a presentation to the Club last month by David Summers, a retired architect.

John Cockerill was Great Yarmouth’s surveyor for 40 years until his retirement in 1922. He began his career with the Borough in 1870 at the age of 21, as ‘inspector of nuisances’ at a salary of £45 per annum. His employment spanned over half a century, a period of change influenced by the development of the railways, and also by the introduction of statutory bank holidays in 1871. This led to Great Yarmouth acquiring a reputation as a tourist resort, apart from its role a fishing port.

He gained his nickname following the concreting of paths in Gorleston High Street in 1874. Born in 1849 the son of a successful builder he played an influential role in the town’s development especially in the provision of utilities including drainage, lighting and waste collection. The first of his sons. Ralph Scott Cockerill, became a talented architect, responsible for the design of the Hippodrome in 1903 and Falstaff House in 1908.

Members saw numerous slides showing buildings of particular interest taken during a walking tour. The first was the Town Hall, built in 1878, following a design competition. Next was the fire station built in 1908 recently acquired by the Saffron Housing Trust for 50P! The walk continued along Regent Street past Falstaff House, then past the ‘Herring Arch’, a reminder of the Borough’s connection with the fishing industry.

Through the park was seen the School of Arts and Crafts, designed by John Cockerill, ‘a remarkably sensible building with polygonal columns, with steel frames and brick cladding’. This was not the opinion of the mayor who opened the building in 1912, describing it as a ‘lost opportunity, with an austerely unlovely exterior’. John Cockerill’s designs for Britannia Pier were criticised by a councillor on the grounds that ‘he was not a qualified architect’, whereupon he later qualified to become a member of the ARIBA.

Slides were shown of the Windmill Theatre (1908) and the Empire Cinema (1911), the latter is claimed to be the first cinema in the country. Both were designed by ASHewitt. The tour returns to the quay to take the ferry up river to Gorleston and Lowestoft, finishing at Columbus House, again designed by John Cockrill together with Doulton tiles. The Club meets next on 22 January at the Community Centre, when ladies’ are invited. New members are equally welcome! Ted Gadsden

Happisburgh Lifeboat Station

Happisburgh RNLI Lifeboat Station volunteers would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers for their support throughout the year to enable us to carry out our role of saving lives at sea.

‘Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’





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Cromer’s New Year’s Day Firework Display All eyes will be on the skies above Cromer Pier at 5pm on 1 January 2014 for the traditional New Year’s Day Firework display, and organisers hope as many people as possible will again come to Cromer for the day – but urge them not to leave it until the last minute to come to Cromer. “We’re delighted it’s become such a successful annual event, and with plenty of good vantage points to watch the display, come early, we don’t want anyone to miss it,” says Firework Committee Chairman Jim Bond. “The idea has always been to bring people up to the coast for a breath of fresh air, something to eat and drink, and a fabulous firework display over the sea fired from Cromer Pier at 5pm.

"This year, 1 January is a Wednesday, so linger longer and enjoy the evening. Cafés, pubs and restaurants will also be open, so there'll be plenty of places to get a cuppa or something stronger." There will also be teas and coffees in the Church with mulled wine outside Cromer Museum. Raising over £3,000 for local good causes – and funding the following year’s display – the annual display attracts up to 8,000 people into Cromer on New Year’s Day.

to conclude with red fireworks, representing the poppies, floating on the sea to mark the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War in 1914.

3pm FUN RUN Work off those New Year’s Eve excesses with a gentle jog along Cromer Prom – or a five minute dash if you’re up to it! North Norfolk Beach Runners are organising their annual One Mile Fun Run as a curtain-raiser for the firework display at 5pm. Starting from the pier forecourt at 3pm, the run is open to all ages and abilities, with categories for under 13 year-olds, 14-16 year-olds, seniors, and even Fancy Dress. Registration will take place from 2.30pm on the pier forecourt for a fee of £1.

SPEND THE DAY IN CROMER Prior to the fireworks there will be illuminated light-sabres and lanterns available to buy during the afternoon out side Cromer Museum (next to the

"This year’s show will be as spectacular as in previous years. Premiere fireworks have been planning and building the show over the last few months and are hoping more than ever to produce effects that will light up the sea in a variety of colours, but this, as always, is all weather dependent.” This year’s display has been specially designed


Church). Mulled wine will again be served outside the museum, with tea, coffee, and hot soup available in the church.

Local cafés, pubs, shops and restaurants will also be open and other vendors are planning to ensure the crowds who descend on Cromer won’t go hungry. Please see the Town Council website ( and facebook page (‘New Year's Day Fireworks, Cromer’) for a list of some of the traders who will be participating. “PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY” Donations from spectators last year raised over £8,500, which is divided between funding the following year’s display and local charities.

“Everyone’s aware that budgets are still tight, but we do ask people give as generously as they can,” says Jim Bond. “Just a few coins can make a lot of difference to local charities and good causes – and without everyone’s help we couldn’t continue the annual display.” Visitors are urged to arrive in Cromer as early as possible on New Year’s Day. All three town car parks will be open. Runton Road car park will be charging a fixed charge of £2 per car for all day parking from 2pm on the day. Normal car park fees will apply on all other car parks. Please note Cromer Pier will be closed from 8am on New Year’s Day until after the display (7pm approx) although Tides Restaurant will be open from 10am – 4pm.

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News from the White Horse Overstrand with Head Chef Nathan Boon

Christmas is almost here and our Christmas Day Luncheon is almost fully booked so if you are thinking of joining us book your table as soon as you can. I am please to report that our New Year’s Eve Dinner is also very busy so if you want to see the New Year in with us and enjoy a great evening and live music call us soon.

Of course we are already thinking about next year and have plans underway for Valentines Day, Easter and are already looking at our Spring menues.

Method Place all the ingredients in a nonstick pan and simmer on a low heat until the sauce thickens.

Continue cooking until the Cranberries start to burst.

If you find the sauce to sweet add a squeeze of lemon juice.

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Last week we introduced our new wine list and our customers are already paying us compliments on the range of wines we have selected. Don’t forget to come along to our Christmas Sing-along on Sunday 15th December from 7pm when our village musicians Claire and Will are joined by our very own ‘Panto’ fairy ‘Fairy Liquid’ who together will be judging our Childrens Christmas Fancy Dress Competition. The winner will receive a Family Swim pass valid for a year. It’s a great prize and I am sure that there will be lots of children taking part in the fun event. A tombola and raffle will raise money for our Charity of the Year; ‘Nelson’s Journey’.

The second meeting of the newly formed Norfolk Car Enthusiasts club took place on November 27th at the Bluebell Inn in North Walsham and attracted an keen group of 13 people with an eclectic range of interests from supercars to classic cars.

A spokesman said that apart from the regular monthly meetings, for 2014, the group hoped to organise a trip to the Lotus factory, arrange Sunday runs, visit or participate in car shows, do quiz nights, invite speakers with special technical expertise, or those who want to do a slide show presentation of motoring trips they’ve been on. Other suggestions ranged from a day’s karting to organising longer trips to Scotland, Wales or even Europe.

I wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Nathan Boon’s Recipe for Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients 400g Fresh Cranberries 240g Caster Sugar 3 tbsp Cherry Brandy 75ml Water 3 Bay Leaves Lemon Juice (optional)

The next get together will be a pub lunch at the Rising Sun pub in Coltishall on December 15th at 1pm.

All are welcome.

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North Walsham Table Tennis STAR PAVING SERVICES

Cup Semo Goes Down to Wire as NWSCA Make it to Final

The focus in the Star Paving Services North Norfolk League turned to the quarter-finals of both Knockout Cups. In the doubles competition, NWSCD’s Mary Sawyer, Joe Kirkup and Philip Stone hosted Cromer Backhander’s Teucer Wilson, Paul Warner and Whil De Neve at North Walsham Sports Centre with Wilson and De Neve winning the opener in straight. Warner and De Neve had two match-points at 10-8 in the fourth set of the second battle, but they were saved by Kirkup and Stone who took the next four points to take the set before racing through the decider 11-2 to level the tie. Despite their 4-0 lead in the second set being pegged back to 7-7, Wilson and Warner beat Sawyer and Kirkup in straight. Next Kirkup and Stone again saved match-points to level the tie – Wilson and De Neve had three chances to close out, but the Walsham duo took their second as they won 15-13 in the fifth. Sawyer and Stone squandered three chances to take a set at 10-7 in the third and Wilson and Warner closed out their win 13-11 as Backhanders moved into

a 3-2 lead, which soon became 4-2 as the Cromer team moved one win from a semi-final berth following another win in straight. Wilson and Warner closed out Backhander’s 5-2 win with an 11-6, 7-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8 defeat of Kirkup and Stone.

Another quarter-final took place at Trunch Village Hall as Shark’s Chris Marshall and Steve and Matt Hudson hosted NWSCA’s Andy Beane, John Batchford and Tom Baldock-Yaxley. Despite some great backhands from Marshall, NWSCA came through 5-0 with no sets dropped – although it was close with three sets going beyond deuce and a quartet that ended 11-9. The following week saw the same NWSCA trio visit Gresham’s School A in one of the closest ever semi-finals in the history of the competition which saw every one of the nine battles going to at least four sets. The score stood at 2-2 after a quartet of four set tussles and then Beane and Batchford moved two sets ahead of Hubert Cheng and Robin Thaxter. The Gresham’s

Fit Together Walks

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

Tuesday 7 January – 11am - Worstead Obelisk Lane Walk -

Grade 2 Approx.- 2 miles - A country walk with gentle gradients on grass tracks and minor roads. Meet at the playing field CP, Ruin Rd, which is behind the church and the White Lady public house, Front Street, Worstead, NR28 9RW.

Monday 13 January – 10.30am Felmingham/Swanton Abbott Walk –

Grade 3 – Approx. 4 miles – A walk with gentle gradients and a mixture of quiet lanes, farm tracks, field and woodland paths and Weavers Way – Meet at the Weavers Way free Car Park, Felmingham – off the B1145 North Walsham/Aylsham Rd follow the sign ½ mile down Church Rd (OS Grid TG251286).

duo forced a decider which the visitors then won 11-5. The next battle saw four 11-9 sets, but three of them were won by Cheng and Haken Bennell as they beat Batchford and Baldock-Yaxley to level the semi-final at 3-3. Bennell and Thaxter then beat Beane and Batchford 14-12, 7-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6 to move Gresham’s one win away from a place in the final, but Beane and Baldock-Yaxley beat Cheng and Bennell also in five to force a deciding ninth tussle. The deciding battle went right to the wire as Batchford and Baldock-Yaxley came through against Cheng and Thaxter 4-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4, 11-9 to seal the tightest of 5-4 wins for NWSCA. Our top team had an early passage through the quarter-final of the Knockout Singles as Backhanders conceded the tie. Waiting for NWSCA in the semi-final of that competition will once again be Gresham’s School A!

Wednesday 15 January – 10.30am - Pigneys Wood to North Walsham Walk –

Grade 3 – Approx. 3 miles – A flat walk along the Paston Way, woodland tracks, canal paths and minor roads with several sets of steps. Meet at the Pigneys Wood free Car Park – from North Walsham take a left off the Bacton Rd and follow the signs.

Wednesday 15 January – 1.30pm - Stalham Weavers Way Doctors’ Surgery Bookable Walk –

Grade 1 – Approx. 1.8 miles – A flat cross field path and pavement walk. Meet at Stalham Staithe Doctors’ Surgery, Lower Staithe Road, Stalham, Norfolk, NR12 9BU. Please book for this walk on 07766259999 by 3pm Tues 14 Jan.

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

ANSWERS TO CHRISTMAS QUIZ 1. Christmas Rose, 2. Brussels Sprouts, 3. Mistletoe, 4. Holly, 5. Winter Jasmine, 6. Slugs and snails, 7. Aphids, 8. Moles, 9. Cats, 10. Cabbage Root Fly, 11. Old name for tomato, 12. A famous racehorse, 13. Boots, cockney rhyming slang, 14. Nickname for the Edwardian actress Lily Langtry, 15. Part of London, 16. Busy Lizzie, 17. Hollyhock, 18. Iris, 19. Bells of Ireland, 20. Love in a Mist, 21. Fine words butter no parsnips, 22. Cool as a cucumber, 23. How many beans make five?, 24. As alike as two peas in a pod, 25. Life is just a bowl of cherries.



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