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14th December 2013 Issue 382

Merry Christmas and Happy NewYear

Covering Sheringham, the Runtons, Holt and surrounding villages in association with the Cromer Times and North Walsham Times

Sheringham’s Christmas lights went live on Friday 6th December to brighten up the town in the run up to Christmas. A white star on the clock tower is the foacl point. But it might not have happened if not for the Sheringham Carnival committee with Sheringham Town Councilsupport. The Carnival committe had voted to take over the organising and installation of the Christmas lights that had previously been organised by the Open Door Community Art Group for three years. If you would like to get involved in fundraising or volunteering visit

A new competition, a Christmas Quiz and great money off vouchers inside this issue.

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TOWN CAROL CONCERT with SHERINGHAM SALVATION ARMY BAND Church Choirs Church Organ Young Performers including Jefferson’s Mandolins Sheringham Youth Choir Ian Davis - Pianoforte

Cromer Pier Damaged Christmas Show temporarily suspended

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.

Come and sing your favourite carols Thursday 19th December 7.30pm St Peter's Church, Sheringham Admission £5.00 Proceeds to The Stable Door Housing Association (Sheringham) and Beach Life 2013 (the Churches Together Beach Mission)

Sheringham Carnival 2014

The Carnival Committee would like to offer everyone the chance to enter a competition to find a photo which best sums up Sheringham.

The prize will be to have this photo as the front cover of the Carnival Programme for 2014. Starting date is now, closing date is 8 March 2014.

This will be judged by Paul Watson and Chris Taylor. Winning entries and runners up photos will be displayed on Facebook or the carnival website. Photos must be your own work. Please email your entries to

The Village Inn West Runton Tapas evening every Friday

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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.


Val and John Laker, on behalf of East Anglian Air Ambulance, would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made our eighth EAAA dinner, which was held at the Constantia Cottage Restaurant East Runton on Thursday 21 November, so successful.

Thank you to the media who advertised the event, the Constantia staff, those who supplied raffle prizes and especially those who came to and supported the dinner. A big thanks also to Graham Jones who was our auctioneer for the evening.

Everyone had an enjoyable time. East Anglian Air Ambulance was presented with a cheque for £400. Watch out for the announcement of our ninth dinner in 2014.

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Sheringham Independent 382 December 14th 2013

Sheringham Library News

I LIKE SHERINGHAM LIBRARY BECAUSE… “the staff are friendly and helpful and we know them all!”

FREE BROADBAND, WiFi & EMAIL FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE If you are here on holiday why not join as a visitor?

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2 Guns, Kick-Ass 2, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Conjuring, Lone Ranger, We’re the Millers, One Direction – This Is Us!, Pain & Gain, Elysium, The Way, Way Back, Planes, Angry Bird Toons, The Colony, Childs Pose, 11.6, Dr. Who 50th Anniversary, Lovelace, Borgen – Season 3, Last Tango in Halifax – Series 2 We also hold a selection of Classic & 18 certificate Films Top Titles are £2 for 2 nights. Other titles are £2 for 1 week. Games are £3.20 a week. Lots of other films and music CDs are available to reserve free of charge. Just access the library catalogue on or ask a member of staff.

TEMPTING TUESDAYS: 3 DVDs for the price of 2 PLAY THE GAME: 2 Games for the price of 1 every Friday

We have a great selection of magazines for weekly loan: Country Living, Coast, Good Food, Computer Active, Homes & Antiques, BBC History, Lonely Planet, Good Housekeeping, BBC Wildlife & Gardeners World.


Filter coffee, pot of tea or hot chocolate and biscuits served daily. Only £1. Come in and read the newspaper. We have the Eastern Daily Press, The Times and the North Norfolk News

Norfolk County Council. Sheringham Library. New Road. Sheringham. NR26 8EB. 01263 822874. email


Sheringham Library will close on Christmas Eve at 1pm and re-open again on Friday 27 December. The library will also be closed on January 1st 2014.


Come and collect your Christmas colouring. And will you be able to SPOT the odd one out in the names of the 101 Dalmatians?


Get free advice and information from an AGE UK Advisor at Sheringham Library on 19 December 2013 & 16 January 2014 between 10am-12noon. No appointment needed. Come and see what benefits and services are available for older people.


The Mobile Police Station will be at Sheringham Library on Saturday 21 December 11am-12 Noon. Helpful advice for a safer neighbourhood


will be visiting Sheringham Library on 17 Dec between 10.45-11.45am, after the Bounce & Rhyme session. Our Storysacks bring children’s books to life. Inside the Sack are items relating to the story including soft toys, a fact book and a game to help with language development. .With over 300 Story Sacks on the library catalogue, there are plenty to choose from. Why not borrow one after a Bounce & Rhyme session?


….delivering council information at your library. Need to know about local services? Ask a member of library staff for : • Leaflets on local services • Free Access to County, District, Town and Parish Council Websites • A free-phone helpline to Citizens Advice, Consumer Direct, Councils, the Non-Emergency Police Service and Job Seekers Direct TEL: 0344 800 8006 or call in to SHERINGHAM LIBRARY Sheringham Independent 382 December 14th 2013

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Nth Norfolk Chess Club: 7.30pm Fridays. The Morley Club, Cromer Rd, Sheringham. 01263 823814 Cromer & Sheringham Rotary: 6.30pm Weds. Dormy House Hotel, W Runton (not 5th Wed month) 01263 578194 Cromer & Sheringham Inner Wheel Club meets at The Virginia Court Hotel, Cliff Ave, Cromer on the first Thursday of the month, 6pm for 6.30pm. Telephone (01263) 511759. Fairtrade Sale: 2nd Sat each month. 9.30 - 11.30am. Friends Meeting House, Cremer St, Sheringham. Local produce. In aid of Practical Action & peace work in Uganda. It’s fun to paint!: at Lighthouse Community Church, 62 Cromer Road, Sheringham Thursdays 7.30pm Monday Fellowship: St Peter's Church Sheringham. 2.30pm Mons (not 1st Mon month). All welcome N Nfk Amateur Radio Group: Weds & Thu 10am-4pm. Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne. 01263 838198 Noah’s Ark Toddlers : Wed 10am-noon. St Peter’s Church, Sheringham. Contact 820013 for details. Sheringham & District Wine Circle: 2nd Tues of month at St Josephs Church Hall, Cromer Rd, Sheringham 01263 822343 or 01263 825742 Royal British Legion Morley Club 7.30pm 1st Mon each month (2nd if Bank Holiday, no meeting in Aug).New members welcome. Melanie Clarke 07884 365192 Kelling Model Flying Club - Morley Club, Sheringham 2nd Wed each month. Contact John Wells 01692 404494 Sheringham History Group meetings held at ‘The Mo Museum’, 7.30pm usually 1st Wed of month. Mary 01263 825157. St. Andrew's Folk Dance Club - Methodist Church Hall, Cromer Road, Sheringham. Mondays 7.30-9.30 pm. Phone Mike Wade on 01692 404447 for further info. Citizens Advice Bureau Advice line - 01692 402570. Holt CAB service on alt Thurs 10am-3pm at the YESU centre, Sheringham Tel 01263 713753 Morris Dance Workshops at Oddfellows Hall, Lifeboat Plain, Sheringham. Wed nights 7.30 - 9.30pm. Dancers and musicians most welcome. Eileen or Steve 01263 837693’ Bittern DX Group Local amateur radio group, currently holding our meetings at the Erpingham Arms on the last Thursday of the month, with regular field events throughout the year, find out about us on our Website or Email Term Time Saturdays - 'Kids Club' for 4-11years, 10-12 noon at Canaan Christian Centre, 21 Holt Rd, Sheringham. First session FREE, normally £1/week. Craft, drama, song & dance, games & lots of fun. Monthly outings. 824300 Seaside Rock after school club at Sheringham Junior Infant School. 3.15 -4.30pm in School canteen - games, crafts, bible stories, fun, drama, dance & song. Term time. Sat - 9-12noon Charity Garage Sale at the Canaan Christian Centre, 21 Holt Rd, Sheringham. Helping needy and orphaned children at home and overseas. The North Walsham Spiritual Centre meets each Sun in the St John Ambulance Hall at 6.30pm. Next to the Vicarage Street car park. A warm welcome to everyone. Sheringham Singers Tuesdays 2-4pm Friends Meeting House, Cremer St. New singers always welcomed to this friendly ladies choir. Details: Ro Curtis 01263 768126 Cafe Sundae, St Andrew's Methodist Church, Cromer Rd, Sheringham 2nd Sunday of each month 5pm. Monthly event for all ages with craft, music, food and brief informal worship. Each month a different ice-cream sundae is served. Free to all and everyone welcome. 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 ROAB Lodge - Monday nights 8.15pm Harry Upcher Lodge, Tyneside Club, Sheringham Cromer Air Rifle Club meet on Sunday mornings 9am12noon near Sheringham. Details: Nick 01263 570223 Age UK North Norfolk Information and Advice Drop In service. At Sheringham library on the third Thursday of each month 10am - 12. No appointment needed. Cantamus Choir rehearses every Thurs 7.30pm in St James Church, Southrepps. New members welcome. No audition. Fit Together Badminton - Thur 1pm-4:30pm Gresham Village Hall, East Beckham Ln, Gresham, NR11 8RT. Time divided between different abilities. 07917 596797 to find your time slot and book your place – all equipment provided. £2.50


The Morley Club 48 Cromer Road, Bridge Thursday 7pm and Friday, Carpet bowls Monday and Wednesday 2pm Green bowling starts end April, 01263822087. Lunch club 3rd Tuesday in each month , 2 course only £8.50 all welcome Drawing and painting classes at Upper Sheringham Village Hall Wed & Thur 10am - 1pm. All abilities welcome. Tutor Bob Larking M.A. PGCE. Please call 01362 668941. Diabetes UK N Norfolk Voluntary Group meets on 4th Thur each month (except Dec) at Cromer Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm. Varied programme of speakers - meetings open to everyone. Contact Jackie or David on 01692 405492’. Bookstart Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time/ Songs, for under 5s & parents/carers. Every Tues, 10am-10.30am. Come and join the fun and meet some new friends. Don't forget to collect your free bookstart pack for children under 4. Sheringham Library, New Rd 01263 822874. The Old Shannocks Club. Get-together for senior citizens who were born or brought up in Sheringham. Last Wed each month 2.15pm, Community Room, Huntley Cst, Sheringham. Sheringham Evening W.I. meet on the 2nd Monday each month at St Josephs Church Hall, Cromer Rd, Sheringham 7.15pm. New members welcome. Liz Withington 01263 821650 or Sheringham Afternoon CAMEOs meet 4th Thur every month. St Josephs Church Hall, Cromer Rd, Sheringham. New members welcome. 01263 821462 or 821281. St Andrew's Table Tennis Club Wed 7.30 - 9.30, in large hall of St Andrew's Methodist Church. Friendly members, beginners to more experienced. We play for fun, refreshment & chat break. Cost £1/week. All over 16 welcome. Sheringham ABC Group (After Breast Cancer Support Group) meets 2nd & 4th Thur (not Easter, Aug Bank Hol or Xmas weeks) at St Joseph’s Church Hall Sheringham 7-9pm. Exercise, relaxation, tea & chat. Open to anyone who has had breast cancer. Sheila McGinley 01263 820924 North Norfolk Model Engineering Club - 1st Friday each month at 7.30pm. A welcome to visitors and prospective members of all ages. Gordon Ford 01263 512350. ‘Quiet Garden’ at the Friends’ Meeting House, 14 Cremer St, Sheringham. Need a break from shopping? Our ‘Secret Garden’ is an oasis of peace, just a stone’s throw from the town centre. Sit & think, or just sit. Admission free, tea and coffee available. 10am-1pm Saturdays through the summer. Sheringham Folk Club Tyneside Club, Station Road, Sheringham. Listen, sing, play, join in, any standard, any style, just have a beer with friends. Free. 2nd Wed in month 8pm-11pm. Breastfeeding Cafe. Thurs (term time only) 1pm-2.30pm at YESU in Sheringham. An opportunity to meet other breastfeeding mums and have a chat over a cuppa. Free. Unicef breastfeeding Support Advisors on hand every week. Seniors’ Swimming Club for over 55s opportunity to swim for health, fitness and enjoyment. Swim times are: Mon 10.15-11.15; Wed 10-11; Fri 1.15-2.15. Looking for new members to join us for a weekly swim at Gresham’s Pool, Holt. Contact Lynda Turbet on 01263 711123 AGE UK ADVICE MORNING Meet a representative to see what services are available to older people. Sheringham Library, 3rd Thur each month 10am-12 noon. No appointment FOOTBALL - Training at Sheringham High School, Every Thursday evening U10 & U12 6-7pm, U14 & U16 7-8pm, Adult 8-9pm. Matches are played on Saturday mornings. Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club meet 7.30pm on 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month at The Morley Club, Sheringham. New members always welcome. For more info contact Club Secretary Brian Harris on 01263 821276 Royal Air Forces Association – Sheringham & District Branch holds regular meetings & social events. All former members of the RAF & WRAF including members of their families welcome. Joe Floyd 01263 511260. Sheringham and District Philatelic Society, Your local stamp club, meet once a month on the second Monday each month at the church hall in West Runton from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. New members welcome. 01263 579529. Friendly, informal computer classes at Salvation Army Sheringham Tues and Thurs. Learn at your own pace, bring your own laptop or use ours. 01263 826059 or 826083 St. Andrew’s Methodist Church Ladies Association usually meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 7.30 for 8 pm in the Church Hall. All ladies welcome to visit or join for friendship and a varied programme. 01263 822807 School’s Out. Fridays in term time 3.30-4.45pm at Lighthouse Community Church, 62 Cromer Road, Sheringham, 50p. Exciting after-school club for children of primary school age. Games, competitions, craft, tuck shop and snacks as well as big screen Wii. Drop in after school. 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’ The Cromer & Sheringham Brass Band, practice in Upper Sheringham Village Hall on a Thursday evening 7.45pm to 9.45pm. For Info contact Secretary Steve Askew 01263 838411. New players always welcome. Life Drawing - Thurs 7pm-10pm at St John Ambulance Hall, 6 Wyndham St, Sheringham. Adventurous evenings to explore drawing. Contact Peter 07860 568874 North Norfolk Different Strokes. Support, info, fun for younger stroke survivors. Fortnightly Tues 2.30 - 4.30 in Sheringham area. For details 01263 715952 / 821480 Sheringham Short Mat Bowls Club New Community Centre, Holway Rd, Sheringham., Mon 10am-12 noon. New members welcome. Eddy 01263 821774 or Pat 01263 823390 North Norfolk Speakers Club meets every other Wed, 7pm at N Walsham High School, Spencer Ave. Dates and further info visit or contact Gillian tel. 01692 650250 Sheringham Community Centre Zumba Fitness Thurs 6-30-7-30pm All abilities. Cost £4 Contact Wyn 01263 825095 Cromer Chamber Orchestra looking for players (no age limit) all sections woodwind, brass, strings. At Cromer High School Mon eve’s 7pm (school term). No audition 01263 511600 Fledgeling Music classes friendly, dynamic, energetic & fun. Unique experience your child will love! Ages 4 months to 4 years. FREE taster class, members pay only £4, younger siblings £2 babies of older siblings FREE. Paid half termly. 07500 221121, 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: Jim on 01263 721043 Wandering Wailers Folk Club - Singaround and Skiffle and Jug Band Session. First Mon every month at Tyneside.8pm. All welcome. Free to all. Contact Pete Sanpher 01263 826911 Lift the Spirit with Circle Dance welcomes new dancers for traditional dance from around the world at the Quaker (Friends) Meeting House, Cremer Street 4th Friday each month, 2pm-4pm. No partner/experience necessary, suitable for all ages, friendly group, some live music, refreshments at half time. Suggested contribution £3 max. 01263 820034 or just turn up! Weybourne Folk Club meets 3rd Sunday every month at the Maltings Hotel, Weybourne 3-6 pm. All singers, musicians, poets and audience welcome. It's free. Further information from Tony Baylis 01263 588781 or 07518 735299 -email Gresham Village Park Market and Carboot 1st Sun each month. Gates open to public 10am, stall holders and market traders 8am onwards. Pitches £5. Proceeds to raising money for the Play Park and Pavilion. For any further details contact a member via or on 07765633549. East Beckham Lane beside Gresham Village Church REME Association Cromer & District Branch meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of each month 2pm at Halsey House, Norwich Road, Cromer. Any ex-service personnel will always be welcome. 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 Sheringham Youth Choir - Aged 11-18 and enjoy singing? Then join us on Wed nights at 6pm in term time. Lighthouse Community Church, 62 Cromer Road, Sheringham. All welcome whether or not you attend the church. Contact Jenny Skivington 07900 246292 Stitch Together - Patchwork/Quilting Group – meet on the first & third Wednesday each month, 9.30am to 3.30pm at New Community Centre, Sheringham. Eileen 01263 821825 or see website Sheringham & District Flower Club meet on 1st Thurs each month 7pm, St Andrews Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham. Hoppers Parent and Toddler Group meet at Gresham Village School on Thursdays in term time, 9.15- 11am. 0- 3 all welcome to our very friendly group. Telephone the school for further details 01263 577349 CONTINUED ON PAGE 8...

Sheringham Independent 382 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.

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

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

“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

Lloyds Pharmacy Fundraiser for Sheringham Playpark Revamp

Lloyds Pharmacy in Sheringham raised just over £154 with their fancy dress fundraiser for Sheringham Playpark Revamp. The Committee would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Lloyds Pharmacy who took the time to dress up to raise money for the project ‘we are very grateful for all your efforts. Also a big thank you to everyone that popped into Lloyds to donate. Just over £154 was raised’.

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


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Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society Concert - Musical Director Nathan Waring - SCCS Chamber Orchestra - Saturday 14 December at 7.30pm at Cromer Parish Church Mozart Requiem J.S.Bach Sleepers, wake Cantata 140 and Seasonal Favourites Soloists Jayne MaySysum (soprano), Freya Jacklin (alto), Paul Smy (tenor), Andrew Weeks (bass). Tickets £12 (£15 on the door) Box Office 01263 822347 The Royal British Legion Halsey House Christmas Fayre on Saturday 14 December 10am –

12noon - Refreshments, Cake Stall, Raffle, Tombola, Bric-a-Brac, Father Christmas Grotto and lots more. All welcome

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


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Do you know what symptoms to look out for a person self-harming? Would you like help or support? Come to an open meeting to be held with Self-Harm UK St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Cromer Rd. Sheringham on Monday 13th January 2014 at 7.15pm- FREE Making a difference


Tuesday 17 December at CROMER HIGH SHCHOOL, NORWICH ROAD, CROMER 1pm – 3.15pm and 4.30pm – 7pm


Christmas Music from The Cliftonville Singers at 7.30pm on 15 December in Holy Trinity Church,

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6... Yoga Fit Classes at Sheringham Community Centre every Wednesday 7pm - 8pm cost £6 All abilities Contact Wyn 01263 825095/07570104671’ Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes every Tuesday, Beginner's 7 pm, Improver's 8 pm, at the Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, Sheringham. £6 each. Contact Yvonne 01692-404479 for further details. Sheringham Society - a variety of speakers, usually last Thursday of each month at 10.30am at St Joseph's Church Hall. Excel 2000 Aqua exercise classes at Splash Leisure

Christmas Party at Briningham House on Friday 20 December 7.30 pm-11pm. Excellent 60s/70s Music from a favorite local band, The Footfaulters. Dancing, raffle, bar & much more. £12.50 to include a welcome drink and hot food. In aid of St. Maurice Church, Briningham. Tickets from Bob Lomax 01263 860611

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National Trust 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 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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Post Christmas Walk, Friday 27 December, 11am-1pm 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

Centre - Tuesdays at 9am, Thursdays at 10am, 9am in school holidays £4 per session. The Shannocks Club – a get together for people who are interested in the town and its past meet on the last Wednesday each month at 2.15pm at the Community Room, Huntley Crescent, off Pine Grove, Sheringham Nordic Walking - Mondays 10.30- 11.30 Beginners Nordic Walking, Learning the basic techniques of Nordic walking.Mondays 11.30- 12.30 Wellness Nordic Walking, These classes are ideal for those with concerns about distance and pace. Various locations around Sheringham. For more details please contact Anita on 07867791034 or 01263 824110 Freestyle Fitness Yoga every Thursdays 5-6pm at the Sheringham Community Center £5.00. For more details please contact Anita on 07867791034 or 01263 824110

Upper Sheringham Beading Group - meets one Saturday a month, 1pm to 4 pm. Beginners' and more advanced classes available or bring your own beading project, friendly group welcomes new ladies. Contact Olga for details, 01263 514173 or Beachcombers Dining Club meets and dines on the 1st Monday each month at The Feathers Hotel, Holt at 7pm Alternate months we have a speakers on a wide variety of subjects. Anyone is most welcome to join us - for more details ring - Hazel 01263 838566 or Christine 01263 711502 NHS Cromer & District Retirement Fellowship meets every third Wednesday of every month between 2.30pm and 4pm at Cromer Hospital. For more information telephone Caroline Jennings on 01263 510002 or just come along

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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.

This year’s display has been specially designed 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.

“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.

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.

"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. "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 v ariety of colours, but this, as always, is all weather dependent.”

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

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(next to the 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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The Tagman Press (Norwich) has published Sheringham author Roger Chamberlain’s second Christmas short story, The Two Santas, as an e-book. The Two Santas (price £0.99) is on Amazon for Kindle readers and will soon be available on Kobo and Apple iBooks.

The Two Santas is set in the fictional small North Norfolk town of Hummingsby and introduces Hetty Hummer, Roger Chamberlain’s trusty mobility scooter.

The plot: Hummingsby is gyrating with seasonal activity due to television advertisers cajoling the townsfolk into a frenzy of late Christmas shopping. Unconcerned, the town’s two resident Santas stare at each other from the safety of their command posts on opposite sides of the market place. Their blood-red festive uniforms do little to hide their true feelings and, like modern day gladiators, they are eager to launch themselves into a duel from which only one can possibly emerge victorious. As the first shot is fired the unlikeliest of referees enters the arena. The battle has begun!

In 2006 Roger Chamberlain gave up full time work following a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, which he had probably had by then for over 30 years. He soon discovered his creative ‘gene’ and began writing. To date, he has written more than 28 very different stories. He has replaced his love of sailing, walking, climbing and conservation with ‘active’ writing.

Earlier this year The Tagman Press published Roger’s The Theatre of Limited Facilities in paperback and e-book formats. The book is a fictionalised account of his early childhood, growing up in Sheringham, surrounded by actors from The Little Theatre.

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Sheringham Youth Zone

Norman Lamb MP opened Sheringham Youth Zone to the delight of the youngsters who attended.

He paid respect to Julie Chalmers who saw the need for somewhere safe for Sheringham’s youngsters to have fun and also gave thanks to the team of volunteers. He was joined by Snow White from Sheringham’s Little Theatre.

After six months of getting to opening night the words "Mr Lamb this is Snow White" was never an introduction Julie Chalmers had imagined!

Also present was Mr McGinn former Youth Club founder and Simon Nellis, Manager of Sheringham Tesco's who presented the youngsters with a £500 cheque.

The youth zone will be meeting every Friday 6-8pm at Sheringham Community Centre.

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. Sheringham Independent 382 December 14th 2013

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On matters of Club business, the Chairman thanked Ken Murray for arranging the excellent coach trip to Duxford and reminded members that we have been invited to the Cromer & Sheringham Probus Club on Tuesday 4 March at The Links Hotel for lunch and a talk by David Clayton â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cars of my Lifeâ&#x20AC;? . Terry Penrose is making arrangements for our Christmas lunch at Sheringham Golf Club on Thurs 19 Dec and reported that he already has 58 commitments. For membership enquiries, please contact Kevin Clingo on 01263 824624.

David mentioned some remarkable facts about the wildlife of Cley Marshes: between a third and half of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population of pink-footed geese winter on the Norfolk coast with Cley an important site; avocets returned in 1977 after an absence of 150 years and spoonbills, which visit Cley to feed, are recolonizing Norfolk after an absence of over 300 years. He drew attention to the important contribution made An original music score by celebrated composer Benjamin Britten is by the Visitor Centre, being returned to the school where he wrote the piece. used by over 100,000 The song â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lilianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was written in 1929 when Britten was at Greshamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visitors per year, and School in Holt, Norfolk and was later presented to the architect of his Library at the Red House in Aldeburgh. It is a two page piece in Britten's characteristically mannered handwriting for Baritone/Mezzo Soprano and Piano.


ended saying its success had been attributed to three factors: a view, a brew and a loo! Geoffrey Mather warmly thanked David for such a captivating presentation.

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Children take over at Beeston Hall School

Teachers become students in charity Grade Oneathon

Musical director Emma Dale throws down ‘very, very tough’ gauntlet

Children at Beeston Hall School, West Runton have turned the tables on their teachers and taken over lessons. Luckily this educational revolution is all in a good cause, though some teachers are finding it tough coming to terms with being a pupil again.

It’s all about the Grade Oneathon, the brain child of Emma Dale, the school’s Director of Music. She challenged her colleagues to pass their Grade One in a musical instrument they hadn’t played before. Where possible, they were to be prepared for their exam by pupils. There’s another twist: the 26 teachers taking up the challenge had just ten weeks to go from zero to hero. Since they are raising money for About with Friends, a Cromer-based charity that works to support people with learning difficulties in North Norfolk, there’s more than face-saving at stake.

Head teacher Robin Gainher says, “Each day sees a steady stream of teachers going to and from the Music School as they attend lessons and practise their scales and arpeggios. For many this is a first foray into the world of music.”

Being Head hasn’t protected Robin from the challenge- he’s been tasked with trying to learn the piano - “Believe me, it is very, very tough.” Eleven year old Maddie is Robin’s ‘teacher’. She says “He’s making steady progress, even though his only previous musical experience was playing the triangle.”

Robin admits that, perhaps against his

expectations, the Grade Oneathon is proving to be a surprisingly enjoyable experience. “It’s strange to be a pupil again after so many years, but we are lucky at Beeston Hall to have so many wonderful, patient music teachers – adults and pupils alike.”

Through the generous sponsorship of parents, friends and families the gallant teachers hope to raise £1,000 for About with Friends. “The Grade Oneathon is very appropriate, since we are planning visits, here at Beeston and at their centre in Cromer, where children from the school and the charity can meet to share music.

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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Fun and Frolics fill the year at WI

November sees the end of the year for Sheringham Evening WI and our November meeting was an opportunity to look back at some of the interesting, challenging and fun times we have had in the last year. With activities from painting, crafting, pottery and knitting for Aid Africa to learning about how to use a defibrillator, splitting our sides with laughter at British comedy greats and been enthralled but aghast at the life and times of Horatio Nelson; we have all been challenged to try and learn new things.

There has been much laughter with nights such as our Glam and Casino night, where local Cromer model Ellie Burton put us through our paces with the ‘best catwalk dash’ and recycled little black dresses. Followed up by canapés and a whirl at the casino tables, great enjoyment was had by all. Theatre trips locally and in Norwich have been attended and members have also travelled and visited; York, Blenheim Palace, The National Memorial Arboretum, Stratford on Avon, How Hill and Holkham Hall for the Belinda Sassoon gowns exhibition.


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However, it has not all been about pleasure for just ourselves. Working in the community we had great fun with Sherriff Jesse Jane and the children of Sheringham who turned up for the Children’s Fancy dress competition. With punk Queens and hungry caterpillars and Knights of the Realm it was a memorable afternoon for us all. As part of National WI campaigns to support our high streets we have also continued to hold our local produce and craft fairs enabling local producers to provide goods with reduced shopping miles and provide another attraction to bring shoppers onto our lively high street. Through our speakers we have also been able to support local and national charities. Our last act of the WI year was to proudly march in the Sheringham Remembrance Parade and honour the men and women who have given us so much through their death in service.

And so we look forward to another action packed year. After much merriment at our Christmas Dinner at the Burlington we look to making a difference in the community at our open meeting with Self Harm UK.

Rachel Welch will be coming to guide us in understanding this difficult and traumatic issue for families and individuals. As well as help to give support to sufferers and identify the causes and symptoms to recognise. Please come along and find out more if you are involved with young people and feel you need to understand more about this issue which is troubling so many of our youngsters.

The year then moves on to a whole range of activities from scuba diving to craft to a games show night, making garden sculptures, vintage hats, the Geographical society and hostage negotiations. As well as, all the usual community activities, trips and friendship that WI has to offer all of the time.

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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


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.


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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!

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


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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.

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Tuesday, 24th December: MORNING MASS OF CHRISTMAS EVE at St Joseph’s, Sheringham at 9am MIDNIGHT MASS at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer at 9pm (Carols from 8.30pm); MIDNIGHT MASS at St Joseph’s, Sheringham at 12 midnight (Carols from 11.30pm).


Wednesday, 25th December: MASS OF THE DAWN at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer at 9am; MASS OF THE DAY at St Joseph’s, Sheringham at 10.30am. FEAST OF ST STEPHEN, THE FIRST MARTYR Thursday, 26th December MASS at St Joseph’s, Sheringham at 11am FEAST OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Friday, 27th December MASS at 9.30am at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer. FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS Saturday, 28th December MASS at St Joseph’s, Sheringham at 9am

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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.

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Autumn notes from the Commons

As summer gave way to autumn the transition was hardly noticeable as in the main the days continued sunny and relatively warm. A Brimstone butterfly was seen (1st Sept) and during the next couple of days a further nine species were recorded (Speckled Wood, Peacock, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Large White, Meadow Brown, Common Blue, Small Copper and Purple Hairstreak), also a Common Wasp’s nest was found (3rd Sept) that had been ‘dug out’ by a Badger. The remaining wasps were desperately trying to repair the damaged nest and to move the pupa.

Mark Clements, who regularly records wildlife on the Commons found a Wryneck and a Hummingbird Hawkmoth (5th Sept). The Wryneck is a small brown bird related to woodpeckers and a migrant, although it formerly bred in the UK. The Wryneck was spotted later (Sept 7th) feeding on the ground, where most likely, it was finding ants, its principle food source. In the spring Mark had found a Devil’s-bit Scabious Sawfly, but it could have been one of two species and to be certain which it was it would be necessary to find larvae. A larva was found (14th Sept) and the species was identified as Abia sericera. This year’s record was the first known for the site in over 25 years. A Dock Bug was noted by Mark (15th Sept) and the first Pink-footed Geese of the season passed over the Common (20th Sept) also the next evening (21st Sept) a Noctule Bat was observed hunting. The following evening (22nd Sept) an adult Hobby was watched coming in from the west, circling and then heading off to the northwest. Another unusual visitor was Birches a female Widgeon, on the pond (25th Sept). A late Hornet was seen to fly into a spider’s web (27th Sept) and was soon killed and wrapped up by the Garden Spider. A walk with West Runton Beavers proved eventful as


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a large female Slow-worm was seen crossing a path. This gave the Beavers a wonderful ‘up-close’ view of the reptile, which made there day.

Red Admiral The relatively mild weather continued into October and over 40 flowering plants were spotted still in bloom (1st Oct). Fly Agaric, the well-known white-spotted red-capped toadstool, was also in evidence as were a number of dragonflies, such as the Common Darter, Migrant Hawker and Southern Hawker. A few days later (5th Oct), a large hoverfly, Arctophila superbiens, was spotted. This species is a light tawny-brown bumblebee mimic, which apart from a small isolated population in Norfolk is more generally encountered in the north and west of Britain. Another scarce, but formally regular winter visitor, the Jack Snipe, was flushed from the Back Bog (11th Oct). The following day (12/10) there was a noticeable influx of Robins, Song Thrushes, Blackbirds and Redwings plus about 20 Bramblings and some Redpolls. Another regular recorder of wildlife over the Commons is Peter Beard and he had the lucky spot of a Peregrine Falcon overflying (13th Oct). As the days passed the number of migrants crossing the Commons increased, with Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare, Common Buzzard, Common Snipe, Brambling and Red-legged Partridge being noted by Mark. A large number of Rooks had also visited the Commons, principally to feed on the abundant harvest of acorns. Mark had up to five Common Buzzards (17th Oct) and was fortunate to find a rarity - an Arctic Redpoll. Peter also during the same day had 10 Crossbills flying over. A Noctule Bat again put in an appearance (19th Oct) as did two Chiffchaffs the next day (20th Oct) and another rarity was seen, the Great White Egret, which circled the Common before heading off east (23rd Oct). This was the second record this year of the large heron-sized bird, which are being seen throughout the country more frequently nowadays, in fact, two pairs bred in Somerset this year. Mark also recorded a Woodcock, nine Brambling and a Marsh Tit the same day. A Dock Bug was still active (26th Oct) and Mark reported Goldcrest and Treecreeper (29th Oct) as well as Comma and Red Admiral butterflies and a Common Darter (30th Oct).

With no severe frosts having occurred, the trees were still green with little of the autumn golds, yellows and browns showing as we entered November. A Water Rail was heard calling (3rd Nov) and a Common Buzzard passed over the heath the following day (4th Nov). There was a large westerly movement of Fieldfares (5th Nov) and a Grey Wagtail and two Pied Wagtails were spotted by Mark. A beautiful Short-eared Owl flew up the central valley mire (7th Nov), but despite several attempts to hunt the bird was continually harassed by local Rooks, Magpies and a Sparrowhawk. Eventually it gave up and flew inland. Another westerly movement was noted (8th Nov), this time, by Starlings, with small flocks passing through all day. Mark recorded a flock of 16 Lapwings (12th Nov) heading west as well as a Water Rail calling from the pond’s outflow stream. A Roe Deer was calling (13th Nov) and a Weasel was found dead. It has been over 10 years since a Weasel was recorded and the last one in 2002 was noted swimming in the pond. Siskins were seen by Mark (16th Nov) and a Woodcock and Common Snipe were flushed from the marsh (21st Nov). Five Cormorants headed east and a Nuthatch was heard calling by Mark the same day. A small flock of 10 Brambling heading south and a common snipe were also spotted by Mark (29th Nov). At the end of the month the weather has still been fairly benign and although the autumn colours have finally arrived many of the trees are still carrying a lot of leaves, which, especially with the birches have given the countryside a beautiful golden glow. Francis Farrow, Hon. Warden – Beeston Common SSSI/SAC Sheringham Independent 382 December 14th 2013

Fred's Return from Everest Base Camp On 11 November Fred Corbett, a cabinetmaker from West Runton, returned from a successful 18 day trek to Everest Base Camp, to raise money for the Ellen Mezzetti Memorial Fund.

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He flew from the UK to Katmandu then on to the notoriously short air strip at Lukla, high in the Himalayas of Nepal. From there he trekked through the pine forests and over long suspension bridges spanning deep gorges, gradually climbing higher into the more bleak mountainous regions.

There were 20 people in our party said Mr Corbett, plus guides, a doctor, sherpas and 5 yaks, and we stayed in tea houses in small remote villages and Buddhist temples. Of the 20 people in our party 18 made it through to Everest Base Camp. One person who became seriously ill due to altitude sickness had to be

not been able to make Base Camp because of over 4ft of snow. The steep uneven stone paths combined with headaches, nausea, tiredness and lack of sleep which is common at high altitudes, made for tough going, but a thoroughly rewarding trip through stunning scenery and friendly welcoming local people.

Having funded the whole trip myself we initially hoped to raise £1000 but at present we have raised over £2500 for The Ellen Mezzetti Memorial Fund at Epilepsy Research UK.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped with invaluable training and a massive thank you also to everyone who has generously sponsored me and donated money.

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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.

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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.”

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.

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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 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.”

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North Norfolk Photographic Society

North Norfolk Photographic Society had another visit from the Doctor on 27 November. Not the Doctor with the sonic screwdriver, but Doctor Kevin Elsby.

Kevin had visited the club twice before to show his beautiful photos - this time he was judging the Society’s prints.

There were two competitions and the rules require that a member who wishes to enter the ‘Open’ section (subject - own choice) must first enter the section with a specified subject, which on Stickleback Lunch

this occasion was Natural History - which just happens to be something on which Dr Elsby specialises for his own photography.

In spite of some expectation of severe criticism, 27 members entered the fray and four were awarded full marks, the winner being Paul Keates with ‘Stickleback Lunch’ - which chiefly featured the Kingfisher enjoying it! The Open section also drew a quality entry, five receiving maximum marks, and the winner being Judy Knights with ‘Evening in the Languedoc’ - a landscape of one of those lovely, peaceful French canals with an avenue of trees running beside it.

North Norfolk Photographic Society’s members were pleased to receive such a high compliment from such an eminent photographer. Thanks were given on behalf of the Society by

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well-known local broadcaster, Bill Day.

North Norfolk Photographic Society meets on alternate Wednesdays at the Loades Hall behind Holt Methodist Church. Visitors are most welcome.

Further information can be found either from the website, or from Secretary Judy Knights on 01263 825418.

A Bit Like The Archers, but with Music!

On Friday 15 November, a packed Copeman Centre at Briston thrilled to the sounds of talented organist Elizabeth Harrison and her Roland digital organ. Her wonderful programme included such gems as the 'Thunder and Lightning Polka' by Strauss, a Bert Kaempfert-styled 'Swinging Safari', Del Shannon's 60's hit 'Runaway', the theme to the former TV series 'Howard's Way', and Robert Farnon's fast and furious 'Peanut Polka'. She also used an add-on box connected to the organ that reproduced the fabulous sounds of the Blackpool Tower Wurlitzer organ, and played some catchy dance medleys that had everyone's toes tapping. But in addition to playing the organ all over the UK, Elizabeth also runs a small farm, collects old tractors, drives HGV vehicles, and runs a housekeeping and gardening business too - and she had us all in fits

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The Briston Organ Shows are not just for the benefit of home musicians though - many of the regular supporters are just keen on listening to good live music, and love coming along to the eight or nine shows that are put on at the Copeman Centre each year, which help in raising funds for the Centre itself, and also for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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UK Government turns down free EU aid as demand soars for Cromer foodbanks In a week when it was revealed that the UK Government is refusing to use free EU aid for foodbanks, Norfolk Euro MP Richard Howitt saw that demand for help with food was soaring in Cromer and district.

The Labour MEP dropped in to help with the Sheringham launch of a new national campaign this weekend to collect food donations from the public outside Tesco stores in the run up to Christmas. He met generous shoppers and hard-working volunteers to see for himself how the service helps local people who are hungry.

Richard Howitt MEP said “The foodbank in Cromer and District has five distribution centres and is supported by over 100 regular volunteers. It opened in August 2012 and continues to see demand rising, with 1,496 people fed this year up to 1 November.

The rising need is fuelled by delays to benefits, the recent benefit changes and low income, with more than 50 per cent of those collecting food affected by delays in their benefits. I’ve told the European Parliament that half a million people in Britain are relying on food aid to fend off starvation, with a 230 per cent rise in numbers in my own East of England constituency.” “And having campaigned against Britain’s opposition to drawing down EU monies for Britain’s food banks, I deeply regret that it has rejected taking any part of the £22 million in the original plan to help food banks, literally taking food out of the mouths of the hungry. Charities in the UK are pleading with us in Europe to take this aid, yet David Cameron and the British Conservatives, for ideological reasons, are intent on denying them anything more than the crumbs off the table.”

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Dear Margaret,

May I through your letters page draw people's attention to the need to drive with less speed and more care now the dark evenings are here. On Friday 29 November one of our cats – Mr Mog was hit by a car which was travelling at very high speed along Curtis Lane from Beeston Common. Mog, who was not normally out after dark, had horrific injuries and his body was dragged for 40 feet up the road because clearly the car was unable to stop. I know these facts to be true because I measured the line of white fur which looked like it had been velcroed to the road. Mog was wearing a collar with his name and phone number attached but the person who killed him did not have the decency to phone us. There are no pavements along Curtis Lane or over Beeston Common and people are obliged to walk in the road. Mog was a wonderful and dearly loved part of our family and we are heartbroken. If this sort of reckless driving continues to be the norm by some irresponsible people (and believe me this was not a one off) then next time it could be a human being who is fatally struck down. The person who did this and who drives so dangerously fast will know who they are and I hope in future they will take responsibility for their actions and keep within the speed limit. Thank you. Yours truly, Christine Parmenter

Dear Margaret,

I am a Post Graduate student studying for an MSc in Environmental Management (Business) with Sheffield Hallam University , and I live in Dersingham, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk. I am conducting some research for my final dissertation research project , so that I can finally produce a 15000 word report/ dissertation and I am researching the potential social, ecological , environmental and economical impacts ( both positive and negative ) of Wave Energy Conversion Technology, when compared to Offshore Wind Turbine technology. I am particularly looking at a case study which compares Scira Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Turbine Array with Wave Energy Conversion Technology. I have attached a link below for a 10 question survey and would like to request that people in the local community please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. There are only 10 questions and will literally take a couple of minutes to complete. The survey is completely anonymous, and also will only be used for my research purposes with the University. The University has a strict ethics code and code of conduct for carrying out such surveys and I have strictly followed this process. I greatly appreciate your help with this, and you will hopefully find the survey very interesting. Please note : there is only 100 responses available in the survey , so it is first come first served , and I sincerely apologise in advance if you have not been able to complete the survey. Thanks very much and best regards, John Mason AIEMA


Dear Margaret,

What a delight it was to arrive in Sheringham on Sunday and to go shopping at Tescos for my groceries for the week. Since I have had my flat, I have brought all provisions with me from Northamptonshire. Not any more – I can now get quality vegetables and other food locally. My only disappointment is that Tescos does not have a coffee shop. I long for a decent coffee shop in Sheringham town. A coffee shop which opens early so I can have a drink after my morning swim, which does not have plastic table cloths, hard chairs in semi darkness, smell of stale fat, make lattes from a sachet and charge £2.30, wrought iron chairs in a wind tunnel or scones from cellophane. So many times I have driven to Holt for a drinkable latte in comfortable and pleasing surroundings. Costa Coffee - where are you? Yours sincerely, Mrs Peta Jellis

Dear Margaret,

While pleased to receive approval and support for the ‘Campaign for Self-Government’ (TSI, 30.11.13), I would like to make it clear that it is not just anti-Tesco. It is anti all supermarkets and the business model which they and other enterprises pursue. Why? Because this business model does not work! For example, it turns people against each other and it contains the seeds of its own destruction and, possibly, ours! - since it requires for ‘its success’ ever increasing growth which, in a finite world, is a physical impossibility. So, I say once again – before matters begin to deteriorate even further on this planet! Let’s stop just complaining about the injustices of the present system, with its methods of separation, hierarchy and domination, and, let’s start also thinking and talking about democratically transforming it into a more mature way of organising human affairs (perhaps based on ‘interconnected, mutually aided, self-managed communities’, further details of which can be obtained by going to the internet and googling, “ideas of change for a more advanced society.”) So, come on, you dreamers, both young and old, rich and poor, of a happier and more secure existence for all people everywhere! The introduction of this more elevated and enlightened civilisation could begin right here in North Norfolk, given its greater understanding and, then, the political will! Yours for conscious evolutionary change. Colin Millen, Sheringham

Dear Margaret,

I paid a visit to our new Tesco's this afternoon and was greeted by very kind ladies who offered me a leaflet asking if I would donate to the local food bank. I cannot understand what this free food bank is all about as the Government are giving child credits to all parents today. When I was growing up in a tiny flat in London there were 10 of us, 8 children and my parents. We slept four in a bed two top and two at the bottom and my bedside cabinet was an orange box. My mother was disabled with only one hand and one of my brothers suffered from epilepsy. There were no benefits in those days and if you didn't work you didn't eat as simple as that. When the lights went out in our flat and there was no money until Friday we lit the candles. I did my homework in candle light and gained a grammar school place. Also we had no calculators to use either or mobile phones - talking of mobile phones how many of these people who turn up for the free food have one? Most of them I would say. I guess we have all noticed the amount of bingo sites that are now advertised on our TV sets - these companies must be doing good business otherwise they would not be able to afford the advertising. Is this where most of the benefit money is going? In days gone by there wasn't the morning after tablets or advice on family planning that is available free to one and all today so I say if you cannot afford to feed your family then don't have them. Britain has become far too soft today on many out there who think the tax payers owe them a living. Yours sincerely Debbie Watson, Sheringham

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We’re now in the 21st century and dogs still foul our pavements as they did in the middle ages – the difference is that the people who walk dogs today belong to a society which is better educated and more civilised than ever before. Each innovation introduced to curb this disgusting behaviour fails to address the underlying problem, which is that dog owners believe they have a right to use the streets and parks as a toilet for their animals. Medical evidence proves the dangers to children caused by coming into contact with dog faeces : poop scooping only removes the physical evidence, not the remaining traces. The proposal to appoint voluntary dog wardens is the politicians’ way of avoiding a very contentious issue. Penalising dog owners carries political repercussions : dog owners are voters and many of our politicians are dog walkers. To claim that a voluntary warden’s position could be ‘non-confrontational’ is either naïve or purposely misleading. Dog owners need to be educated and made aware of the problems caused by dog mess and the potential dangers, or the dog licence fee needs to be re-introduced to cover the cost of employing official dog wardens who could issue on-the-spot fines to irresponsible dog owners. Yours sincerely, Christopher Beard

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It is with regret that we have to inform our loyal supporters of the closure of Sheringham Country Market at the end of 2013, after almost 20 years of trading. We started in July 1994, setting up shop in the small coffee bar at the Little Theatre and trading every Thursday morning. A year or so later a change in policy at the Little Theatre saw us move to the St John Ambulance Hall in Wyndham Street, decamping every summer for a couple of weeks to the garden of the Lobster Inn opposite. The fall off in customer numbers, the age of our producers and the lack of new younger producers, found us reducing our trading times to twice a month. Then this summer, the sale of the St John Ambulance Hall saw us, at the kind invitation of the landlord Graham, selling our wares in the Lobster Inn garden, under the awning in good weather and latterly in the small room inside. Now the time has come for us to call it a day here in Sheringham, but all is not lost, you may find one or two of us trading at the weekly Friday market in Holt. Thank you, loyal customers, for your support over the years. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and Health and Happiness in 2014. Heulwen Fellows On behalf of Sheringham Country Marketeers For more information ɀ






















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Mon 16 December – 10.30am - Kelling/ Telegraph Hill Walk –

a mixture of field edges, woodland and farm tracks and minor roads. Meet at Mannington Hall, Norwich, NR11 7BB (£2 donation for CP).

Grade 3 – Approx. 3 miles – A walk along field edges and through woodland with moderate to steep gradients. Meet at the Kelling A149 Old Reading Rooms Tea Room’ car park, The Street, Kelling, NR25 7EL not in the car park opposite!

Thursday 16 January – 10.30am - Beeston Common Fit Together Amble –

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 07766 259999. Bookings close: Friday 6 December at the latest! £3 each. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07826869377.

Monday 6 January – 10.30am - West Runton to East Runton Walk –

Grade 3 to 4 - Approx. 4 miles – A mixture of grass, concrete, gravel and woodland paths with moderate/steep gradients up Incleborough Hill. Meet at The Village Inn PH Car park (free), West Runton, NR27 9QT.

Approx. 2.5 miles – A relaxed pace walk on a mixture of dirt, grass, woodland and concrete paths with gentle/moderate gradients. Meet at the Priory Maze Car Park (free), Cromer Rd, Sheringham, NR26 8SF. This is a slower paced informational Walk.

Friday17 January – 11am - Wolterton Walk – Grade 3 –

Approx. 3.5 miles – A country walk on grass, dirt, farm tracks and minor roads. Meet at The Saracen’s Head PH Car Park (free), Wolterton, NR11 7LZ.

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The Local Pick Up Points for the full Fit Together walk programme are Sheringham Library and Lloyds Pharmacy.

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WEDNESDAY 1 JANUARY 2014 - New Years Day 5.5 mile walk from Stiffkey Church

SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER - 10 mile walk from Beeston layby

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WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER - 6 mile walk from Suffield Church

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(free parking) led by Dereck (contact Telephone No: 01263 821300) (parking in layby and roadside) led by Jane & Mike (contact telephone No: 01263 824885)

MONDAY 30 DECEMBER - 6 mile walk from Wiveton Downs (free car park) led by Jane & Mike (contact Telephone No: 01263 824885) Please note MONDAY: This is a one off Winter Festival Walk.

SUNDAY 5 JANUARY - 7.5 mile walk from Hellesden Mill Car park

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Sheringham Independent 382 December 14th 2013

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North Norfolk local news magazine

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