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24th May 2014 Issue 392

Seaside Seascapes

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

A group of students at Sheringham Community Primary School have been working away to complete a set of murals to decorate the Tank shelter on the East promenade.

This is all part of an initiative by Sheringham in Bloom who, although their main works involve flower displays and public gardens, first started the idea of colourful works of art on the Tank over 10 years ago.

To help to brighten up the rather plain shelter, Sheringham in Bloom is delighted to have the talents of local students put on display in this way. The work has been supervised by teacher Becky Robinson and also Kate Munro, the artist in residence at the school.

Teachers and students came along on Wednesday morning to see the murals mounted on the Tank by Sheringham in Bloom volunteers. Their work has a Seaside Seascapes theme and will be seen by residents and visitors throughout the coming season. It is well worth a visit.

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North Norfolk Photographic Society - Top Club!

The Journey so Far

Roy Essery spoke to North Norfolk Photographic Society on 30 April. He lives in Suffolk and is a member of camera clubs in Colchester and Ipswich, as well as being a founder member of the Suffolk Monochrome Group and a holder of the Diploma of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

Roy’s light hearted talk was titled The Journey So Far, and was illustrated with photographs he had taken since he started using digital cameras in 2003. These were to say the least, varied, but Roy’s interest centres on landscapes and portraits, the portraits being both studio and ‘street’ shots.

Members were told that if they saw someone with an interesting face, it usually works if you approach the person, introduce yourself and explain that you are a keen amateur photographer and would like to take their picture.

Some of Roy’s landscape images were ’as seen’ but others had additions - there was one into which a whippet had been inserted, and which greatly improved both the interest and the composition of the print.

The Society normally meets on alternate Wednesday evenings at The Holt Community Centre. Visitors are most welcome and further information can be found either from the website

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A photographic competition took place between four Norfolk clubs on 29 April.

Held at North Walsham, the Caister, Buxton, North Walsham and North Norfolk societies each submitted seven prints and seven digital images for judging by Andy Wilson.

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It was quite a close thing after the prints had been judged, with North Norfolk Photographic Society leading by one point from Caister, with Buxton and North Walsham a little behind.

In the second half, Buxton and North Norfolk Photographic Society were equal leaders.

Overall, North Norfolk Photographic Society were convincing winners with a total of 115 points, Buxton were second with 110 followed by Caister (107) and North Walsham (102).

Among their winning groups, the North Norfolk Society’s members achieved full marks of 10 out of 10 with four of their pictures - Paul Keates’ Morning Shower and Morning Catch, David Tottman’s Madonna on the Stairs and Judy Knights’ High Tea.

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The Society normally meets on alternate Wednesday evenings at The Holt Community Centre. Visitors are most welcome and further information can be found either from the website www.nnphotosoc.org, or from Secretary Judith Wells at 01328 710181.

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Sheringham Library News

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Sheringham Library Opening Times Monday 10-5 Tuesday 10-5 Wednesday 10-1 Thursday 10-7 Friday 10-5 Saturday 9.30-1 Norfolk County Council. Sheringham Library. New Road. Sheringham. NR26 8EB. 01263 822874. email sheringham.lib@norfolk.gov.uk To renew your library books please phone 0344 800 8006

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Grab a cuppa: 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. 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.

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RENT THE LATEST TOP TITLES Coming in May - Reasonable Doubt, 12 Years a Slave, Wolf of Wall Street, August: Osage County, I, Frankenstein, Inside Llewyn Davis, Railway Man, 47 Ronin, Afternoon Delight 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 www.library.norfolk.gov.uk 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

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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?

THE NORFOLK KNITTERS - Enjoy knitting? Then join us! Sheringham Library Knit & Natter meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 2.30pm. Norfolk knitters knit for charity. Knitted items go to many countries for those in need. Donations of wool are always welcome

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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) 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 North Norfolk Amateur Radio Group meet on the second Thursday in each month from 7pm at East Runton Village Hall. New members warmly welcomed. Secretary 01263 519485, secretary@nnarg.co.uk, www.nnarg.co.uk 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 1st Wed of month. Mary 01263 825157. Sheringham Folk Dance Club - St Andrews Methodist Church Hall, Cromer Road, Sheringham. Mondays 7.309.30 pm. Phone Margaret Farley 01263 820050 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 www.bdxg.org.uk or Email info@bittern-dxers.org.uk 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 meet Tuesdays 2-4 at the Lighthouse Community Centre Sheringham. New members always welcome. Contact Ro Curtis 01263 768126 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 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. 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 for a weekly swim at Gresham’s Pool, Holt. Patricia Poole 01263 860 664 teazle1@btinternet.com 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 time slot and book your place. Equipment provided. £2.50 Sheringham Community Centre Zumba Fitness Thurs

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6-30-7-30pm All abilities. Cost £4 Wyn 01263 825095 The Morley Club 48 Cromer Road, Sheringham (£10 membership fee) Bridge Thursday 7pm and Friday 2.pm, Carpet bowls Monday and Wednesday 2pm Green bowling starts end April, 01263822087. Snooker and pool available 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. 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 www.sheringhameveningwi.com 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 Sats through 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. 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 appt 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 and social events. All former members of the RAF and WRAF inc. members of their families welcome. Contact Kenneth Macnish 01263 519684, or secretary Christine Martin 01263 734977. 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 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 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. www.lighthousesheringham.org. West Runton Social Club - Tues ‘Open Mic’ - sing/ play novice or semi professional all welcome 8pm), Wed Bingo Eyes down around 8pm, Thurs Pool Night more players always wanted- home and away 7pm, Sun Quiz night - 8.30 /9 pm. For other Entertainment see our notice board. Tel 01263 838866. Jam session last Sunday of every month

3.30pm, all musicians welcome’ TLC class total low impact conditioning a gentle exercise class for all abilities geared to the older person and based on gentle forms of bending, stretching and controlled breathing.Mondays 11am – 12noon at The Lighthouse Baptist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham. For more information contact Anita on 07867791034 or 01263 824110 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 Pat 01263 823390 North Norfolk Speakers Club meets every other Wed, 7pm at N Walsham High School, Spencer Ave. Dates and further info visit www.nnsc.co.uk or contact Gillian tel. 01692 650250 Cromer Chamber Orchestra looking for players (no age limit) all sections woodwind, brass, strings. At Cromer High School Mon 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 www.fledgelingmusic.co.uk, info@fledgelingmusic.co.uk 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. 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 tonyandcarmen@btinternet.com 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 http://www.stitch2gether.co.uk 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 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 8...

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Horse welfare - a big issue The Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary was founded in 1983 by Sue Burton, following the plight of over 100 horses left to die on the

bleak and flooded Rainham Marshes near Pitsea in Essex.

Thirteen horses died in the most appalling conditions, despite all efforts by the public to save them. Since then horse welfare has continued to be an increasing issue and this winter has been a truly horrendous one, due to the flooding and abandonment of so many horses.

Sue and her small band of workers at the sanctuary now look after over 200 animals including horses, donkeys, cows, sheep cats and dogs. Two of their recent additions are mares, Holly and Gracie, both blind and pregnant and abandoned. The births are imminent and the pair, although found separately, have formed a close bond and graze together.

Gracie and Holly

It costs in excess of ÂŁ400,000 a year to run the sanctuary which relies entirely on donations and constant fundraising. Although it is based

in Ingatestone Essex, Remus is far reaching in its welfare work covering many areas of the UK including Norfolk.

With this in mind I am organising a table top sale in aid of the sanctuary on Saturday 14 June at The Lighthouse Community Church, Cromer Road Sheringham from 10.30am till 1pm. Entry is ree. Please come along and support this event if you can and if anyone can spare even a short time to help on the day we would be so grateful.

Equally if you have anything you could donate I would love to hear from you. Thank you on behalf of the animals.

Chris Parmenter 01263 825615.

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Sheringham Methodist Ladies Assoc. 27 May, Mike Crowe. 29 May, "Oliver" Cromer Pier 7.30pm. Meetings in Methodist Church Hall, Cromer Rd, Sheringham 7.45pm for 8pm Upper Sheringham Village Hall Fun Quiz Night Fri 30 May, 7pm. Teams of four or make up a team on the night. £2/person. Prize for winning team. Raffle. Tea/coffee available or bring your own drinks and nibbles.

May Bank Holiday Bring & Buy Langham Churchyard, Mon 26 May 10am – 12 noon. In the churchyard, or inside the church if inclement weather is inclement. Free admission, roadside parking. Coffee morning stalls and refreshments. Books, gifts and bric-a-brac all gratefully received. Proceeds for Langham Church General Fund. Tel Ann Sherriff 01328 830605for further details North Norfolk Concert Band and Coastal Singers previously CAD singers (with Meg Starling soloist) Annual Summer Concert, Sat 7 June, Holt Parish Church, 7.30 pm. Wonderful mix of music from Wagner to Harry Potter, Mozart to Phantom of

the Opera, with jazz, G and S and more! Details, please call Howard & Elisabeth Rooke on 01263 740993

Greyt Plant Sale Sat 7 June, 11am 3pm, Poacher's Pocket, Bacton, in aid of Kerry Greyhounds UK.

Recital with top singer Ben Johnson St Peter's Church, Sheringham, Sat 26 July, 7.30pm. Ben was England Representative in 'BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013' Audience Prize Winner. Tickets £10 from BA Watts shop hours. Posh Refreshments!

Dementia Awareness Day Sheringham Medical Practice, with the support of the Patient Participation Group, for residents of Sheringham and local area. Sat 31 May 10am 4pm, Odd Fellows Hall. Stands by local organisations which care for those with dementia and their carers, input from Health Care professionals, chances to discuss questions you may have, including legal aspects, financial and practical help, help in reducing your risk of developing dementia. Tea/coffee + biscuits available. Drop in during the day.

Kenneth V Jackson, Sheringham's

Events at Cromer Museum

GUIDED WALKS Suitable for adults and older children. Please call to book a place! £4 or £3 with Museums Pass.

Cromer at War Saturday 8 June 1.30pm-3.30pm Revealing Cromer’s wartime past, you’ll visit sites of bomb damage and find out how the town was affected by World War II, on this walk led by Del Styan. Meet outside Cromer Museum. South Creake – the Iron Age Fort Saturday 28 June 2pm-4pm Discover the site of a medieval manor, a vanished Roman road and one of North Norfolk’s finest

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6... Nordic Walking - Mondays 9.30 - 10.30 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. 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 olgaingram@aol.com 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 details ring - Hazel 01263 838566 or Christine 01263 711502 NHS Cromer & District Retirement Fellowship meets

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International Award Winning Poet, 27 May, 7pm-9pm. A reading of some of his award winning poems and singing some of his own song compositions with some witty chat in between. A collection will be taken at the exit in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service

Table Top Sale in aid of The Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary, Sat 14 June, The Lighthouse Community Church Cromer Road Sheringham 10.30am-1pm. Entry free. crafts, new & nearly new items, raffles, produce. Refreshments from the Lighthouse cafe. Enquiries 01263 825615

North Norfolk Country Fair Sun 25 May 10am-5pm. A149 Weybourne (Opposite Windmill). £3 Adults (15+). Free Parking. Something for the whole family, all day long. Dogs (on leads) welcome. Two marquees of ‘Arts & Crafts’ and a local produce food hall. Full programme of arena entertainment including ferret racing, falconry show, brass band, North Norfolk Harriers parade. Timed gun dog scurry (two dummies with pistol shots) prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Beer tent and ‘scrumptious’ tea & food tent.

churches and explore the remains of the great Iron Age fort at Bloodgate Hill! Meet on South Creake village green, opposite Ostrich (NR21 9PB).

FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN NIPPERS CLUB! New monthly sessions for parents and pre-school children, run with the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum.

Tuesday 24 June 10.30-11.30am Join us for some fun! You can handle museum objects, make things, dress up and hear stories! (at Henry Blogg Museum) To book, please call 01263 513543. Cost: £2.50 per child.

every third Wednesday of every month between 2.30pm and 4pm at Cromer Hospital. For more information call Caroline Jennings on 01263 510002 or just come along Breathe Easy North Norfolk British Lung Foundation Support Group Meetings on the first Friday of every month 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Sheringham Community Centre Holway Road, Sheringham, Norfolk NR25 8NP Weybourne Good Companions in the Village Hall – 4th Wednesday every month. 2pm-4pm. 01263 588883 Weybourne non-league carpet bowlers play Mondays 10am – 12noon and 2pm - 4pm in the Village Hall for £1-50 per session. A friendly club of two groups, experience welcome, but not essential. If you would like a game just come along to either or both sessions and meet us Gresham Village Park Market & Carboot 1st Sun/month, gates open to public 10am, stallholders and market traders 8am onwards. Pitches £5. Proceeds to raising money for the Play Park and Pavilion. Further details tomtye@myway.com or 07765 633549. East Beckham Lane beside Gresham Village Church Gresham Village Carboots held on the first Sunday of every month commencing on Sunday 6 April 10am start stall holders set up from 8.30am Pitches £5 Beverages on sale in the newly renovated Pavilion For any further details contact Hayley on 07765633539

Wide variety of caterers (burgers/hot dogs, hog roast, curries, donuts, ice creams, etc). Car boot sale, trade stands, kid’s & toddler’s rides, bouncy castle, bungee cage, go-karts, classic car show, military display & re-enactment, static engines, charity guests, raffles and much more. Google “North Norfolk Country Fair”. Organised by Weybourne Community Fund

Coffee Morning and Craft Sale Sat 7 June, Weybourne Church, 10am12 noon. Craft stalls, coffee, raffle. Proceeds to Weybourne Church.

Taste of Norfolk Weekend Fri 6-Mon 9 June, Kelling Heath Holiday Park, Weybourne. No charge for day visitors. £65 for three nights on a serviced pitch including extras, bookings by phone only quoting Taste of Norfolk

Meet the Producers Market Sat 31 May, Village Square, Kelling Heath Holiday Park, 10am - 2pm. Browse Norfolk clothing, crafts, fine foods & ales. Free entry/parking, restaurants, bar, adventure playground, nice walks, NN Railway Station on site, dogs welcome. Enquiries 0773 3991211 www.weybourne.net

CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOPS Drop in sessions, museum admission charge only. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Wednesday 28 May Summer Crafts Celebrate the summer half-term holiday with a visit to Cromer Museum and make something to take home with you from our drop-in craft workshop.

Mon – Fri: 10am - 4pm. Saturday: 12noon - 4pm Sundays 1 - 4pm Adult £4, Conc. £3.20, Young Person (4-16) £2.50

www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk cromer.museum@norfolk.gov.uk 01263 513543

Holt Country Market every Friday 9am – 11am at St Andrews Church Hall – home cooked produce, fruit, vegetables and flowers, free range eggs, unique crafts. Refreshments – open from 8.30am for snacks and drinks Friendly Ladies and Gentlemen's choir meets on Thursday afternoons 2pm - 4pm at the Lighthouse Church Sheringham. New singers very welcome - no audition required. Contact Sue Wallace on 01263 822310 Car boot sales at Bodham playing field on Saturdays 24 May until 6th September 9am till noon pitches £5 no bookings needed set up from 7.30 am refreshments available. Sorry strictly no dogs. Contact M Sayer 01263 588228 Martial Arts Judo - join us Tuesday nights - we are a well established and friendly club at Millfield Primary School, North Walsham, Tel Hazel 01263 579345 You will find a warm welcome at the weekly coffee mornings at The Methodist Church, High Street, East Runton from 10am every Thursday from 22 May until 25 September. We look forward to seeing you there Hatha Yoga Classes on Mondays; Gentle Yoga at High Kelling Village Hall 10.30am-12pm and at Sheringham Oddfellows Hall 3pm-4.30pm; Mixed Abilty classes at Sheringham Oddfellows Hall 5.30pm-7pm & 7.15pm8.45pm. Contact Elaine Smith 01263 862168

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North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

When cats come into care we hope that they will soon find new homes but unfortunately this is not always the case. Some cannot be put up for adoption straight away for various reasons. This may be because they have not been socialised properly before they come into care or they may have a health issue which needs to be resolved before they go on our website. Cats like Smudge, a lovely grey and white boy. He came into care with companion Mitzy as, when his owner split with her partner, she left the cats behind. They had been fed and had shelter but were not wanted and, when they arrived after a year without any loving care, Smudge in particular was a very stressed cat. Although the older of the two cats, Mitzy soon settled and left us for a new home some time ago, Smudge took longer to learn to trust his fosterer but finally was ready to receive a thorough examination at the vets where it was discovered he needed a dental as his teeth and gums needed attention. As his fosterer volunteers at his vets she was able to be there when Smudge had his operation and said his mouth was in an awful state. She cannot believe the difference this has made as he is now so much friendlier and it is obvious that Smudge is now a much happier cat. Because we are happy that he is ready for a new home, we will be putting him on our website so that people can see what a handsome lad he is and hopefully he will soon find a loving new home.

Other cats tend to remain with us longer than normal, although it is not

It had been a bad week, So I asked God why he hadn't answered my prayers. There was silence. I asked again why he hadn't answered my prayers. And silence again. So I asked again, louder this time. And the silence was so loud I could hear the Wind rustling in the trees outside. Then, as clear as a mountain stream, Warm as a woollen blanket, a voice. ' I give you what you need, not always what you ask for'

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always obvious why they get overlooked. Working with the cats, we tend to judge them by their temperament and character rather than the colour or length of their coat and often find our “favourite” is still with us while his/her friends have left. Cats like Horatio, Fernie, Dash, Summer and her daughter Squall, have all been with us some time and are really delightful cats to look after. However, like recent residents Bentley, Magic and dear little Bijou they too will find new homes, given time.

Fernie, one of our long-term residents

If you are looking for a cat or kitten please give Stephanie a call on 01692 535858, or visit www.cats.org.uk/northwalsham for a description and photographs of the cats before giving us a call on the above number to find out where any particular cat is being fostered.

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

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Sheringham Anxiety and Depression Club or SAD C is a much needed group put together by two sufferers. A self help group of like minded people supporting each other in the hope to maintain a functional life. SAD C will be held at Lighthouse, 62 Cromer Road Sheringham NR26 8RT on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7pm to 9pm. We can be found on Facebook, SAD C. Contact Luke 07964542602 for any questions. Our next meetings are 3 and 17 June.

Paston Celebrates 30 years as a Sixth Form College

On Saturday 28 June, starting at 3pm, Paston Sixth Form College plans to celebrate 30 years as one of the top performing colleges in the country.

The College was formed in 1984 following a secondary reorganisation in North East Norfolk. Paston School merged with North Walsham High School for Girls to form the Sixth Form College. All current staff, ex-staff and students are invited to attend the event. There will be an opportunity to meet up with friends and colleagues from the past and share memories of life at the College over the last 30 years. Photographs, newsletters and articles will be on display and people attending will be given the opportunity to post copies of photographs on a memory board. A studio is being set up to record people’s memories, stories and accounts of life at the College. Current students will be involved in giving tours of the College to showcase some of the new buildings such as the new student centre, study centre and the Scarburgh Science building. Plans for the new £1.5million Art centre and Theatre will also be on display.

College Principal Kevin Grieve said “we are all extremely proud of what staff, students and Corporation members have achieved over the last 30 years. The college, now with 800 students, is in good shape at 30 years old and everyone involved is excited about its future prospects”.

Please see further details about the event on the College Website and Facebook. If you would like to attend the event please contact Anne Isaacson by email office@paston.ac.uk, or by telephone on 01692 402334.

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Holt and District Probus Club

Probus Clubs are, of course, open for membership to retired professional and business people. Retired people are usually older than the average, and a poor memory is for many older people an increasing fact of life! It was helpful, therefore, that at the lunch meeting of Holt and District Probus Club on 1 May Mr Alan Ward was the guest of honour and speaker with advice on ‘How to Enjoy a Bad Memory‘. He explained that it is (almost) inevitable that memory will deteriorate as we get older, although ladies’ memory loss seems to occur later and more slowly than men’s.

But there are things you can do about it - both physical and mental exercise help. And as things get worse, use of mnemonics may sometimes save a tricky situation, especially in remembering people’s names. One member quickly decided that Alan Ward’s first name had something to do with a key - an Allen key.

Robin Johnson was asked to give thanks to the speaker, and was ready with a joke about two naughty old ladies who challenged a man passing by with a bet that they could guess his age. The bet was accepted, and the ladies ‘guessed’ that he was 85. ‘How did you get that?’ he asked. ‘We were at your birthday party yesterday’ came the reply. Old ladies have better memories than old men!

The club meets at The Feathers, Holt, on the first Thursday in every month and enquiries about membership (or a trial visit) should be made to Secretary Eric Dear on 01263 823207.

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Sheringham RNLI Annual General Meeting

Sheringham RNLI held its AGM for the year ending 31 March 2014 at the Burlington Hotel Sheringham on Monday 28 April at 7.30 pm.

The annual event, which was well attended by crew, committee and members of the public, enabled the branch committee to summarise the casualty services and events of 2013/14 and discuss their plans for 2014/15.

The Lifeboat Operations Manager Mr Brian Farrow thanked the Senior Helmsman Mr David Hagan for the excellent manner in which he had led the crew during the last 12 months. He said “The Lifeboat had responded to twelve casualty callouts all of which had been successfully concluded”. He said the crew were at full complement despite the difficulties in attracting and retaining suitable dedicated volunteers for this exciting but very demanding role.

The Chairman of the Branch Mr Phil Hawes praised the work of the High Street Shop manager, Mrs Anne Little and the Boat House Shop manager Mrs Mary Blyth and all of their volunteer helpers for their outstanding success in their fundraising efforts which make such a fundamental contribution to the stations financial well-being.

He also thanked the Treasurer Mr Mick Holford for his expert management of the branch accounts and the stations fund raising efforts which had yet again shown an increase year on year. The chairman noted that Messrs David Mann and Trevor Holsey had been awarded the Silver Badge and 20 year bar to their long service Badges. Mr Clive Rayment had been awarded his 20 year bar to his long service medal and Anne Hook and Billy Thirtle had both been awarded Bronze badges. Anne for her management of the RNLI Car Park and Billy for his over fifty years’ service to the Sheringham Branch of the RNLI both as crew member and Branch Committee member.

In summary Mr Hawes said “In such a fast a changing world it is wonderful to see that the old fashioned ideas of service and community are still very active in Sheringham RNLI”.

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The Coastguard alerted Cromer RNLI to a medical emergency on 30 April at 8 25am. A worker on a rig approximately 38 miles north east of Cromer required medical assistance. With visibility at 200 metres, it was decided to launch Cromer’s relief all weather boat.

The relief boat Edward and Barbara Prigmore was launched following the sounding of the crews pagers at 8.10am. Although the sea was calm and the wind slight, poor visibility meant a helicopter could not attend and the RNLI crew were able to assist.

The emergency involved a worker on a platform who needed to be transferred to a medical facility on land. After a journey lasting about an hour and a half Cromer RNLI reached the scene, the person was then carefully transferred to the lifeboat.

The return journey then resumed with the All weather Boat reaching the home station at 2pm where paramedics and an ambulance was waiting. Once the worker was transferred to the care of the other services the lifeboat was cleaned down and made ready for service.

Sheringham History Group

At the May meeting, Lynne Hurst shared her knowledge of postcards illustrated with 140 Sheringham postcards from her personal collection dated late 1800's to 1920. We learned Lynn and husband Ian are deltiologists-one who collects and studies postcards. Also, deltiology is the third most popular collecting hobby preceded by stamps and coins. The first postcard was printed in Austria in 1869. The early Sheringham postcards were published in Switzerland. Stengel and Peacock Publishers were German. During the First World War, Britain began printing her own postcards rather than Germany. A way to date postcards is to look at the publisher's name and/or country of origin but it is fun to read what was written on a card that has been posted years ago. Early British publishers were Jarrold's, W.H. Smith amd B.A. Watts all with a local connection to Sheringham. Rounce & Wortley was Sheringham promenade, around 1900, facing another postcard Beeston bump with bell tents on the beach. A Gerprinter/publisher early man, Stengel print with message to be written on the on. There was much front and address only to be written on the back. useful and interesting information given as the many postcards were shown of Sheringham scenes for the time period pre-1900 to 1920. Lynne has agreed to return with postcards from Sheringham between the wars. Postcards seems a popular topic and many thanks to Lynne for preparing a talk on very short notice due to a cancelation.

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Ship overall retains its old world charm and its great location."

George continued, "Most of the rooms have spectacular seaviews, as the Ship is so close to the beach that if you step out of the garden you're on sand. Most are also en-suite too. All have been kitted with pine furniture and TVs with Freeview."

The Ship Inn can boast of being one of the oldest Inns in Norfolk, with well over 200 years of history trading as a pub or hotel or combination of both and of course its seaside location has always made it a popular venue for visitors looking for a holiday beside the sea.

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The Sheringham Players go “ON THE RAZZLE”

To celebrate their 50th anniversary The Sheringham players will stage Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece ’ON THE RAZZLE’ directed by June Cooper assisted by Julian High (both founder members of The Sheringham Players).

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'Stand By Yer Beds'

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‘ON THE RAZZLE’ – a prime example of Tom Stoppard’s mastery of farce and language consists of two hours of slapstick, shenanigans, mistaken identities, misdirected orders, malapropisms, double entendres and romantic complications. Set in Vienna in the 1880s and packed full of laughter it promises to be an unmissable production.

The Sheringham Players invites you to join in their celebration of 50 years of theatre between the 11th and 14th June at 7.30pm at Sheringham Little Theatre.

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I would like all mothers to look at this photograph and see if their offspring or friends of their offspring know who this person is who defiled the Salt Bin at the top of the slope on Cliff Road.

If you do would you please contact PCSO Gill Bridges BridgesG@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or dial 101 extention1200, or me on the number below and perhaps the person will clean it off. Regards, Avril B Duke-Millar, 01263 823 320

Sheringham Society Coffee Morning

The Society had a really uplifting and heartwarming talk given by James Stanbrook, Headmaster of Woodfields, a school in Sheringham for children with special needs.

Listening to what the teachers are expected to do for the children is amazing. They have to cope with incontinence, epileptic fits, complicated medication needs and much else. We were left feeling that the teachers are wonderful and completely dedicated to their charges. They have a shop in the Tesco complex where the children can be taught how to handle money and customers and volunteers are always needed, as

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Sheringham WI's April meeting was a feast in more than one way.

Food specialists from Waitrose came and gave an interesting and enjoyable presentation on cheese and wine. The best bit being the trying and the opportunity to imbibe was enjoyed especially. Followed by birthday cake, as it was our birthday meeting, our taste buds were truly tantalised. This was also our first visit to the new Community Centre and the superb facilities at this venue were very much enjoyed by all.

May 12th sees us back at St. Joseph's Church hall at 7.15pm (doors open 6.45pm) for a night of TV Game Shows. We will be travelling back to our favourite game shows and competing for prizes so ‘come on down’ and it will be ‘nice to see you, to see you nice’! See if you can win the cuddly toy!

As usual we will be having a glass of wine, many laughs and a good time. If you wish for more information find us on facebook and twitter @sheringhamwi or presidentsewi@gmail.com or Janice on 01263 826801. are items to sell. If anyone reading this can help, they would be much appreciated.

Please note that the next meeting will be on the last Tuesday of the month, 27 May, and not the Thursday. The speaker will be Bishop Peter Fox, back by public demand, telling us about the history of magic and showing us some of his skills.

As usual, the talk is in St. Joseph's Church Hall, where there is plenty of car parking space. The doors open at 10.15am for 10.30am and everyone is welcome. Admission is £3, which includes tea/coffee and homemade cakes. Do come along and join us.

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New Sheringham Singers Earth, Sea and Sky

Salthouse Church in the setting sun was the perfect venue for this concert by a choir of 30 strong ladies’ voices led by musical director and conductor Ro Curtis and expertly accompanied by Jan Ashton on keyboard.

The programme ranged from madrigals to film scores and reflected the theme of our natural world.

The first half began with Rutter’s “For the Beauty of the Earth” with the word “beauty” resonating in the chest of this marvellous church as the choir settled in their ability to work with the full acoustic resonance of the space. This was followed by a crisp rendition of Morley’s “Now is the month of Maying” and the pastoral scenes from “Watching the wheat.”

The evening was punctuated with readings linked to the theme read by choir members. The audience clearly enjoyed a rendition of “The Mermaid” by Cyril Fletcher read with humour and panache by Patricia Welsh! We were also treated to two performances by Keith Hobday – music teacher at Gresham’s who masterfully led us through an amazing selection of movements from J.S. Bach’s First Cello Suite in G Major. He chose to play these pieces on his viola, a decision that I am sure other audience members would agree, was greatly valued.

The first half concluded with the choir putting down their music to enjoy the full pleasure of singing the well-known, “Catch a Falling Star” and “Blue Moon” – the ladies smiled and moved with the music providing a relaxed end to the first half of the programme.

“The Rose” (McBroom arr Knowles) was also powerful and well received.

The evening concluded with the iconic fun of “Bring me sunshine” which I think we can say this concert did! Claire Brayne

After the interval the ladies gave us the elegant phrasing of “The Water is wide” followed by an assured and Four Beeston Hall School boys go Barefoot mellifluous solo by for the day to raise awareness of the plight Janet Nightingale of millions of children who have no shoes who sang to wear “Shenandoah.” On Tuesday 29 Following this the April four Beeston choir sang Whitacre’s Hall School pupils “Seal Lullaby,” a decided to go brave choice by their without wearing musical director and shoes at school for conductor Ro Curtis. the whole day to The ladies rose to the help support ‘One challenge to create Day Without a spine tingling Shoes’. performance – no easy task! Their The four Year 6 rendition of boys Dougie, Anamu, Ned and Bertie, read about how millions of

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The boys joined people worldwide who went without shoes to highlight the important issue of children who are growing up without a single pair of shoes to wear.

Every year, One Day Without Shoes calls on people to join them in taking off their shoes for a day to raise awareness of the issues faced by those who don’t own a simple pair of shoes.

At the end of their day without shoes the boys were very relieved that they are lucky enough to be able to wear shoes.

‘We had to be very careful about where we walked and our feet were really cold by the end of the day’, explained Dougie.

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Rescue Wooden Boats News

We have now opened new displays (thanks to a grant from the Norfolk Coastal Partnership) at the Stiffkey Visitor Centre (off Greenway, Stiffkey NR23 1QF) showing stories of how wooden boats were used locally in whelk fishing, crab fishing, describing fishing life and communities, wooden boatbuilding and some history of the Stiffkey Military Camp.

We are recruiting even more volunteers to join our friendly team, helping welcome people to the Visitor Centre. Can you spare three hours a month or more? No experience needed, training given.

Work has progressed well during the winter on Dunkirk veteran lifeboat Lucy Lavers so we are now making plans to take her back to Dunkirk by sea in May 2015 to mark the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of troops in 1940, calling in on the way so schools and members of the public can visit her. There will be a land team tracking her round the coast with publicity and displays. Do let us know if you would be interested in helping with this great event.

We are now developing and testing the new education and event room (thanks to an equipment grant from FLAG - Fishing Local Action Group) and preparing for school visits from the autumn term. If anyone would like to help with visits from schools, let us know.

Summer events - some exciting dates for your diary:

July 26 – August 2 Jack Cox exhibition at Stiffkey – The life and work of the Wells fisherman and artist who would have been 100 this year.

August 6 4 -8pm Event at Bayfield Hall – Displays of boats, models, art and a nautical auction! More details to come. August 9 evening “The Banned” gig at Blakeney Harbour Rooms: Jazz and ’60s music. August 16 Come and see us at Burnham Market Craft Fair

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Cromer Pier and Pavilion Theatre Temporary Box Office

Openwide Coastal have taken delivery of a smart new temporary Box Office while the repair work continues on Cromer Pier after the storm surge last December. Councillor Glyn Williams Cabinet Member responsible for Leisure and Cultural Services officially opened the temporary office on Saturday 3 May.

Also on hand to help celebrate the opening were members of the Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society (CSODS) whose soon to open run of Oliver will be one of the first to benefit from the new Box Office. Marlene’s School of Dance were also represented by children from the various Saturday classes, some of whom will be hoping to perform in this year’s Cromer Pier Show when it opens for the summer run on 21 June. This year’s show has an all new cast and promises to return to the more traditional routes of Seaside Special bringing plenty of music comedy, song and dance and of course the first half finale with children from Marlene’s School of Dance.

To help the celebration along members of the Operatic Society brought along a cake to share with those attending the opening. Ruth Elliott, one of the publicity team from CSODS said ‘It’s wonderful to have the Box Office back at the land end of the pier. Our tickets sales are doing extraordinarily well and having the box

office at this location will make booking tickets much easier for everyone. We have had a very long and happy relationship with Pavilion Theatre and look forward to continuing that relationship long into the future. Our first show at the theatre was in 1952, we then missed two years because of the Great Storm of 1953 so this occasion in our 100th year of the Society makes this occasion rather special’.

Commenting on the Box Office, Councillor Glyn Williams said ‘The Property team at NNDC is hoping to have the repair works to the shop, office and restaurant area completed before the schools break up for the main summer season."

There was more good news for staff members of the Cromer Pier this month when they received a Commendation award from the Mayor and members of Cromer Town Council. The award was presented in recognition of the valued and outstanding contribution to the community of Cromer in getting the Pier and Pavilion Theatre up and running so quickly after the December storm surge so that

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Rebecca Wass General Manager of Cromer Pier said ‘I am delighted to have received this award on behalf of all the staff that got stuck in and got the pier open so quickly, it was and still is our mantra that ‘the show must go on’ whatever the problems’.

The temporary Box Office will be open daily from 10am -6pm with extended hours from the opening of the Cromer Pier Show 21 June – 20 September.

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A total attendance of 50 members and guests enjoyed the three course lunch at the Links Hotel in West Runton. This was followed by a thoroughly entertaining performance by Greg Powles, who gave us a marvellously energetic account of some of his experiences behind the scenes in cinema, theatre and radio broadcasting. There were some digressions and his one-man Norfolk version of Romeo and Juliet was a particular joy to witness.

Our next meeting on 3 June will not feature a speaker, as lunch will be followed by the AGM. The usual monthly meetings will resume from the first Tuesday of July along with the new programme of talks.

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The Sheringham Methodist Ladies Association are very pleased to welcome back Chrissy after her wonderful cruise.

We look forward to hearing Mike Crowe on 27 May as well as an outing to see "Oliver" at Cromer Pier on 29 May at 7.30pm.

On June 10 we have our AGM - it is very important that all members attend this - and 24 June is the evening for pricing for the Flower Festival and any small items for our stall would be very welcome - such as toiletries and pretty bric-a-brac - every little helps.

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Dear Margaret,

I am pleased to see that the Labour Party's petition for later trains to and from Norwich in the evenings has reignited a debate on public transport here in North Norfolk.

Over 500 people have now signed the petition online at www.leavelater.info because they recognise both the benefits to passengers and to the local night-time economy.

It is good to hear that Greater Anglia are considering timetable tweaks but we do not think this goes far enough.

Many who have signed the petition would like to see trains run until midnight rather than the present 10.45pm time. We have heard from passengers who attend shows at Cromer Pier who also would like to see trains beyond 8pm on a Sunday evening.

There are passengers who want to see a better deal for those travelling to Worstead and Gunton too.

This passenger input should be crucial in deciding future rail contracts, and also when drawing up bus timetables in and out of the city too. By making these adjustments we will encourage more to give up their cars to use public transport. Yours sincerely, Jono Read, Press Officer for North Norfolk Labour

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100th Marathon Supports Nelson’s Journey Vinnie Purdy from Cromer is about to embark on his 100th marathon.

Vinnie says ‘I first started running in 2001 to lose some weight - I was 4 or 5 stone heavier when at school and my brother and his mates used to call me “Eclipse”. I didn't do or enjoy any form of sport. I ran my first marathon in 2002 in London and, like most people, said never again. But soon forgot and did another one!

On 8 June I will be running my 100th official marathon, which will be a trail marathon of 30 miles organised by the LDWA (Long Distance Walk Association) at Sheringham called the "Poppy Line Marathon", normally 26 miles but this year, to celebrate the 30th year of the event, the course will be extended to 30 miles taking in Felbrigg Park, Holt Country Park, Sheringham Park and the cliff tops from Weybourne to Sheringham. I am hoping that some fellow runners from my local running club the North Norfolk Beach Runners will be joining me on the day - I know quite a few have signed up already. I still have number 99 to go as well which is going to be the "Dukeries 40" a 40 mile ultra in and

around Sherwood Forest, on11 May - this will be my 9th marathon this year.

My total of 98 so far is made up of 57 marathons (26.2m) and 41 ultra marathons ranging from 30 miles up to 145 miles. I have run marathons up and down the country, in London, Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Bungay, Halstead, Northumberland , Portsmouth and even around a 400m athletics track in Crawley. I have also run some crazy long distance races such as Caesers Camp, an off road 100mile race of 10x10 mile laps on army training land in Hampshir, taking in the equivalent height of three Ben Nevis's. The longest race I have done is the Grand Union Canal race, a 145 mile nonstop race from Birmingham to London along the canal towpath. The most I have done in a year was 21 in 2011 and my quickest time was at London 2013 when I managed to finish in 3 hours 15 mins and 26 seconds.

Once I have completed the marathon on 8 June, I will be able to wear the club colours of the 100 Marathon Club (an official UK running club dedicated to people who have run 100 official marathons or ultras (ultras only count as one, no matter how many miles).

I have chosen to use this to also raise some money for Nelson’s Journey who have recently helped members of my extended family with their excellent support. Nelson's Journey is a registered charity providing a service for

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Local communities will suffer if County Council reneges on long-standing agreement say District Council leaders

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk (BCKLWN) are calling on Norfolk County Council to urgently reconsider the proposed reduction of £1.04 million in second homes money currently earmarked to be paid to District Councils and used to support communitybased projects. In the attempt to find the £30m costs following the decision to withdraw from the ill-fated incinerator contract County Council officers have recommended that to raise some of the cash required they should take the half of the money raised from council tax on second homes that the County Council currently redistributes to District Councils. NNDC Leader, Tom FitzPatrick said “It would be highly inappropriate for the County Council to withdraw unilaterally from the current arrangements, which are based on a long standing agreement reached by the Leaders of all of Norfolk’s local authorities. This money helps people to stay in rural communities where there is a high proportion of second homes and helps tackle rural isolation as well as providing support to small communities and community groups to raise money for facilities they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford”.

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If the money is withdrawn it will have a serious impact on local communities, as all the funds raised in this way are targeted at community projects in those areas where second home ownership is particularly high. Schemes to have benefitted include the Homes for Wells project, providing affordable homes for local people, school improvement programmes and replenishment of sea defences, as well as providing financial support for a raft of local initiatives that would not otherwise have gone ahead. Cllr Nick Daubney, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, added “When an agreement is reached as to how something will be dealt with, I think we have every right to expect that agreement to be upheld. We have been collecting second homes money for several years now on the understanding that 50% gets redistributed to the districts and the remaining 50% goes to county infrastructure projects across the county. “We have used the money for very constructive partnership working, most particularly to raise the standard of local education services. We’ve made commitments on the basis of receiving that income being available and people have committed to us, on that same understanding.

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Meet Sheringham's New Mayor

I would like to thank all the people who have sent me messages of support on my election as Mayor of Sheringham. To wear the Chain of Office and be elected Mayor is a great honour. The Chain is symbolic and it represents all the people of the town. The many names engraved on it show the men and women who have dedicated their time to leading Sheringham Town Council.

I have lived in Sheringham for thirteen years, since coming here to work at Break and then making it our retirement home. My background has always been in the caring professions, firstly as a nurse then as a social worker. I am very committed to my voluntary work for Age UK North Norfolk and many other local organisations. It is to the work of the many volunteers of Sheringham that I want to pay tribute and support throughout the year.

I am very fortunate to be married to David, who is long-suffering but is used to me after 50 years! We have a daughter, Marie, son-in-law, Ira, and two amazing grandsons, Freddy and Albert. They live in Newcastle but descend on Sheringham as soon as the schools break up. My mum is 90 and I visit her in Lincolnshire at least once a week. I relax on our

allotment or with a good book and love entertaining the many good friends we have made in the town.

I am very fortunate to have been elected Mayor of Sheringham for the coming year and I will endeavour to serve the town faithfully and honestly. During my term I hope more of the town’s residents will become involved in the work of the Council.

Many of you I know feel the Town Hall and the business transacted there to be remote and not relevant. I would welcome your presence at any of our meetings to hear your views. We are going through a challenging but exciting time with more responsibilities being passed to us from the District Council. I want you to be involved in making decisions about the direction we should be taking. Please, if you see me in the street, stop and have chat - I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as I can.

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MEP calls for more EU money to be made available for coastal defences

Richard Howitt, the Labour MEP for the East of England, has backed calls for more EU money to be made available for coastal defences in the future, and criticised the UK Government for not claiming in time EU solidarity money made available for Norfolk immediately after the flooding. He was recently given a tour of parts of the North Norfolk coast and met residents still suffering following last year's devastating floods. Following the floods, North Norfolk Labour Party launched the 'Protect Our Coast' petition calling on the Environment Agency to reinstate and improve coastal defences.

Richard and North Norfolk Labour’s parliamentary candidate Denise Burke were shown the erosion that led to a Happisburgh house falling into the sea last December.

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Mr Howitt said “Climate change is not just an idea for Happisburgh and North Norfolk, it is something that is happening to them right now. Coastal erosion has a devastating effect on communities such as this, and Europe needs to make more help available.

“Local communities rallied together after the floods, and I was one of the first donors to the EDP’s flood appeal, but I was shocked that the UK Government refused to put in a claim for EU money made available to help flood victims.

“With less money made available for councils to help prevent coastal erosion, and with cuts to flood defences from the Environment Agency highlighted by North Norfolk Labour’s “Protect our Coast” campaign, Europe has a real opportunity to make a difference in coastal towns and villages.

“I will continue to fight for EU money to be made available to make these communities sustainable for years to come.”

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Norfolk pupil reaches finals of a national song writing competition

Romy Sipek, a Year 8 pupil at Gresham’s Prep School in Holt has just been named as one of the finalists in a national song writing competition with her song, Devil from Above. As a result, Romy who is one of 10 finalists in the 7-12 year old category of the Young Songwriter Competition 2014, will perform with a professional band at the Song Academy showcase in London in June 2014.

The national competition which is now in its third year is an exciting platform for aspiring young songwriters to have their songs heard by industry professionals, with an opportunity to release their own single. Director of Music, Nathan Waring said, “Romy has shown considerable flair as a singer/songwriter since her early days at Gresham’s Pre-Prep. She regularly performs her own music, accompanying herself on the piano or guitar in school concerts and I’m thrilled that she has now achieved some national recognition for her talent.”

Romy wrote her first song when she was 10 years old and has written six songs to date. She is currently working on her seventh song! Her musical influences are electronic chart music and she also likes Taylor Swift.

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Duffy and Adele commented “Normally upon listening to the results of a song writing competition, what comes across is how the competitors are trying to write commercial sounding music or impress with their cleverness or catchiness, but The judging panel which listening to these songs, I just includes such songwriters really enjoyed the music, and as Jamie Scott (One could actually feel the people Direction), Debbie Romy Sipek behind the songs, which has to Wiseman MBE, Rob be pretty close to the whole point of writing!” Davis (Kylie Minogue) and producers Lyn Goddard and Denzyl Feigelson (Apple To listen to the songs by the 2014 finalists visit iTunes), will shortly be choosing the winner the website at ww.songacademy.co.uk/says14 of the competition who will get to record their where Romy Sipek’s composition, Devil from song at a London recording studio. Above is featured.

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Two students from Gresham’s Prep School recognised in international schools essay competition

The Trust for Sustainable Living, based in the UK, is delighted to announce that two students at Gresham’s Prep School in Holt, have been recognised in the Trust for Sustainable Living 2014 International Schools Essay Competition.

In the Primary age category, Laura Mitchell is a Finalist, whilst Conor O'Sullivan received an Honourable Mention.

Students participating in the competition were invited to write an essay outlining what ‘sustainable living’ meant to them, and the steps they believe their respective country should be taking in order to achieve it.

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Having received the news of her selection Romy said "It's always been a dream of mine to be a songwriter. I didn't expect to make the final but now I have, I'm very excited".

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Laura and Conor have been invited to receive their certificates at the International Schools Debate and Awards Ceremony, at which the overall winner of the competition will be announced, alongside the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for the Primary (ages 7-11) and Secondary (ages 11-17) categories.

Karl Hansen, Director at The Living Rainforest (Trust for Sustainable Living), said “As organiser and one of the judges for the International Schools Essay Competition & Debate, I would like to thank all of the students who entered. This year, we received more than a thousand essays from students in over 70 countries around the world, a great many of which contained a huge array of imaginative ideas for sustainable living, in addition to being of excellent quality and composition.

“The Trust for Sustainable Living’s 2014 International Schools Essay Competition & Debate has a very strong international perspective which gives students the opportunity to work with some of the best young minds around, drawing inspiration from others, sharing knowledge and fostering cooperation. We therefore very much hope to see Laura and Conor participating in our International Schools Debate which will take place in the United Kingdom in July.”

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Britten Music Course to work with chart-topping classical composer

Young musicians attending this year’s international Britten Music Course at Gresham’s Prep School in Holt are gearing up to perform a world premiere choral work by former Classic FM composer-in-residence Patrick Hawes. Patrick, who is currently topping the classical music charts with his album Angel, features in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Choir of New College, Oxford.

The international Britten Music Course is a residential music course based in the picturesque surroundings of Holt in North Norfolk. Open to everyone between the ages of 8-13 years, this year’s course will provide a variety of choral and instrumental workshops as well as preparing the young performers for a spectacular one -off performance at Norwich Cathedral. Under the expert tuition of the

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school’s music staff, the children will learn songs by George Butterworth (an English composer killed in WW1) and songs from a variety of musicals.

In 2013, Patrick was commissioned by Gresham’s School and Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society to write a full-length choral work to commemorate the life and work of Norfolk heroine Edith Cavell. Edith was a WWI British nurse who heroically saved the lives of soldiers in Brussels from all sides without distinction.

The premiere of Eventide to be performed at the WW1 Centenary Concert at Norwich Cathedral will be held on 12 July and has already attracted much media attention. At this performance, participants of the international

Congratulations to Oscar Ellis, a Year 2 pupil at Gresham's Pre-Prep who has just come first in the Under 7s category of The Delancey UK Schools' Chess Challenge Megalfinal in Norfolk, scoring 5.5 points out of a maximum of 6 points.

The Delancey UK Schools' Chess Challenge hosts competitions across 12 different age groups from U7 to U18 with the Norfolk area attracting entries from between 150 and 200 children. The competition is a national event with challenges held up and down the country. It is estimated that approximately 50,000 children compete

Britten Music Course will be joined by Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society, the English Chamber Orchestra and the acclaimed soprano Elin Manahan Thomas to take part in this unique event.

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from across 1500 schools nationally, with the Terafinal taking place in Loughborough on 16th and 17th August.

Oscar, who is 7 years old, first started playing chess when he was 4 and joined the Norwich Junior Chess Club when he was 5 years old where he now plays weekly. Oscar who was crowned Chess Supremo won a trophy, rosette and a certificate for his achievement and is now looking forward to the next heat of the competition, the Northern Gigafinal, which will take place on 5 July in Manchester.

When asked how he felt about his win Oscar said "I am very happy to win the competition and win a shiny trophy!"

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They also provide opportunities to remember those who have died and help children to express and understand their emotions.

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A group of North Norfolk yoga teachers are offering a morning of yoga for all to raise money for the Norfolk charity Nelson’s Journey.

Nelson’s Journey is a registered charity providing a service for children and young people aged 0-17 years inclusive, living in Norfolk, who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life.

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The yoga morning will be held at Swanton Novers Village Hall on Saturday 7 June and will include Family Yoga 10am – 10.45am, Gentle Yoga 11am – 11,45am, Deep Relaxation & Meditation 12pm – 12.45pm, all at £5 per class per adult, children under 12 years free. There will also be delicious homemade refreshments and a raffle. A representative from Nelson’s Journey will also be present with information on their valuable work.

Nelson’s Journey endeavours to ‘bring back smiles to bereaved children’.

They aim to improve the emotional well-being of bereaved children by increasing their confidence and self-belief, providing education about the causes of death and enabling families to talk openly about their bereavement.

It is currently estimated that 1 in 29 school aged children have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. In Norfolk this equates to approximately 3825 children. This figure is significantly higher when pre-school children and 17 year olds are included. During 2010, 214 children from around Norfolk received a service from Nelson’s Journey. The charity estimates that 280 children, living in Norfolk, experience the death of a significant person in their lives annually.

Anyone for Tennis?

Sheringham & District Sports Association are the proud owners of a fantastic new multi use games area, with new facilities included for tennis. We are very much interested in hearing from anyone that would be interested in setting up and helping to run a tennis club, or from anyone that has an interest in playing tennis at the new facility behind Splash Leisure Centre on Weybourne Road in Sheringham. Anyone interested should contact Club Secretary Sharon on 01263 826055.

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woodland and concrete paths with gentle/moderate gradients. Meet at the Priory Maze Car Park (free), Cromer Rd, Sheringham, NR26 8SF. The Local Pick Up Points for the full Fit Together walk programme are Sheringham Library and Lloyds Pharmacy Please arrive 20 mins early if you are new to Fit Together.

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