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Issue no 524 23rd November 2019

Sowing the seeds of success Sheringham High School has been presented with the ‘Best Yield Cup’ after entering the Norfolk Schools Solana Potato Competition for the first time.

During a school assembly for termly achievements, student Ryan Pemberton was surprised and delighted to be presented with the cup by Craig Stephens, managing director of Solana UK, one of the UK’s leading seed and agri-research companies.

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12 December General Election Information

Sowing the seeds of success

Continued from front cover... Ryan planted, watered and maintained his winning potato bed gown on ‘The Patch’, the school’s award-winning smallholding.

Several new polling stations to be used by the Council

The UK shall be voting in a General Election on Thursday, 12 December 2019 with Polling Stations being open between 7am and 10pm across our district.

The newly appointed Patch CoOrdinator, Michelle Angus, said ‘This is a great start to the school year and I am looking forward to entering next year’s competition. We have 3 different year groups from Sheringham High School who are studying Horticulture on The Patch. All students have shown a keen interest in the organic growing of fruit and vegetables but it is especially gratifying when we get awards from outside agencies.’

North Norfolk District Council has had to implement several changes to Polling Stations due to usual buildings being unavailable at such short notice. We very much appreciate the work that has gone into making our Polling Stations available for this election including the movement or cancellation of pre-existing bookings which had been in place.

the Polling station changes for this election are as follows: • Blakeney change from Blakeney Village Hall to Blakeney Scout Hut, Langham Road, Blakeney, NR25 7PG. • Holt change from Holt Community Centre to Holt Parish Church Hall, Church Street, Holt, NR25 6BB. • Tunstead change from Tunstead Primary School to Horse & Groom Public House, Granary Way, Market Street, Tunstead, NR12 8AH.

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Furthermore, there have been two further changes in polling arrangements:• Following a request from Matlaske Parish Council we have changed the Polling Station arrangements for electors in Matlaske from Little Barningham Village Hall to Baconsthorpe Village Hall, School Lane, Baconsthorpe, NR25 6LJ. • Due to the unavailability of Sustead Village Hall we have changed the Polling Station arrangements for electors in Sustead which also includes electors from Bessingham and Metton so that they will now vote at a Portacabin sited at Hanworth Village Hall, The Common, Hanworth, NR11 7HP.

Residents who wish to vote and are not already on the Electoral Register will have to register by 11.59pm on Tuesday, 26 November 2019. If you are not registered you will not be able to vote at this Election.

Follows us on Sheringham Community Smallholding – The Patch

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Sheringham Stroke Support Group

Sheringham Stroke Support group met on Wednesday 30 October at Anchor Close Sheringham for a most interesting illustrated picture show and talk by Brian Hedge.

‘laughter and music and movement’.

It was Brian’s second show about Sheringham, including many unseen pictures of local fishermen, private and RNLI lifeboats and Olive Edis, the British photographer who spent her life between London and Sheringham and had a studio in South Street, Sheringham.

We saw a picture of Olive with her war chauffeur in a large car and driving her own small car.

There were also photos of Sheringham Railway being built plus 28 staff who worked there, the inside of Sheringham's first hotel on the corner of Weybourne and Holt Road and pictures of the High Street and a funeral procession on foot which had to ask the Salvation Army Band to move so they could pass. Sorry I can't remember all the names of Shannocks mentioned but I can recommend this latest contribution by Brian to groups who like Sheringham history.

Our previous two meetings were based on

The first meeting gave us an opportunity to tell stories, jokes, poetry and funny stories.

It started with our dear Marion Sharp, who has regained her speech and mobility after having several strokes. She told us her story about becoming an ordained Methodist Minister. She ended each part of her journey with ‘well I never’. Towards the end of this journey she went into Norwich City Football Club and was welcomed into the Club by David Stringer and Bryan Hamilton and spent time in the Club talking to anyone who would like to talk.

On 16 October we had our Music and Movement class with Sally King stretching parts of our bodies that hadn't stretched since our September meeting! It’s a good job we sit down for these meetings. Our usual cuppa and biscuits revive us to go home around 3.45pm after receiving our raffle prize.

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All Saints Church Upper Sheringham on Sunday 1 December 6pm Advent Carol Service with the Kelling Consort and on Sunday 8 December 3pm Christmas Carol Service with the Cromer & Sheringham Brass Band


Langham Christmas Fair on Saturday 7 December 10am - 12noon at Langham Village Hall NR25 7AB we look forward to seeing you at this traditional event, raising money for the Langham Church General Fund. There will be refreshments available along with the usual stalls of gifts, plants, books, cakes, a Grand Raffle, Bottle Tombola, Lucky Dip and a Christmas Hamper. Admission is free with roadside parking available.

Suffield Country Christmas Fayre on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 10am - 4pm - wreaths, decorations, gifts, local mistletoe, crafts, preserves, books, barbecue, mulled wine, refreshments and a very warm welcome at Suffield Village Hall, NR11 7EW

drink and Christmas refreshments. Raffle will be held and the artists CDs will be available to purchase. In aid of Hoveton St John Church

Fabric & Craft Sale on Saturday 23 November 11am - 2pm at the Cromer Girl Guiding Headquarters on Overstrand Road. Funds raised are being donated to Felbrigg District Girl Guiding and North Walsham Cat Protection

Hoveton St John Church will be holding two Christmas Concerts where seasonal and classical songs will again be performed by Hayley Moss (Soprano) and Benjamin Lake (Tenor) in Hoveton St John Church (A1062) on Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 December both starting at 7pm. Tickets available from Roger & Sarah Tomkins 01692 630892 at £12.50 each to include mulled wine or soft

St Andrews Ladies Group Tuesday 10 December 7.30 pm at Methodist Church, Sheringham subject Suzanne Wesley, speaker Jean Parton. New members welcome. For any further information please contact Anne Barker 01263 824887

Quiz Night at Weybourne Village Hall

Cantamus Community Choir back with their very popular candlelit concerts These concerts are performed in the candlelit atmosphere of Thorpe Market Church and West Runton Church.

A truly magical experience to get you in the right festive mood for Christmas. We will be performing a Mass in G minor by Marc-Antoine Charpentier interspersed with Carols from mediaeval Spain, late18th century America, and 21st century England, as well as popular congregational carols.

This is a community choir with members coming from a number of local parishes. If you would like to join the choir, we meet on Thursdays at Thorpe Market Church for rehearsals at 7.30pm. No audition required.

Conducted by Philip Adams with piano accompaniment by Michael Finnissy, the concerts will take place on Friday 6 December at 7pm at Thorpe Market Church, NR11 8UA and on Saturday 7 December at 7pm at West Runton Church, NR28 0PS. £10 entry on door or £8 in advance, licensed bar, 01263 833847



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Christmas Fair on Saturday 30 November 2.30pm at Gresham Village Hall, NR11 8RF - stalls , gifts & cards, books, cakes, tombola, raffle, competitions and much more plus tea, coffee and mince pies. Organised by Gresham Methodist Chapel for chapel funds. Come and enjoy and afternoon with us

Christmas Prize Bingo at Felbrigg Village Hall on Friday 6 December at 2pm -free tea or coffee and cake. All proceeds go to Felbrigg and Metton Village Hall

Date for your diary …

Christmas Lights Switch on 29 November

How Time Flies

Halloween has come and gone, As has November the fifth. Now we are heading for Christmas, ‘Twill be here toute de suite and forthwith. With presents to buy, cards we must write, And family meals to prepare, It feels as if there’s no time to ourselves, We should be doing something elsewhere! The passage of time is so speedy, Though sometimes we wish it would stop. This year has flown by like a whirlwind, I feel like a child’s spinning top. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, All fly by like bats after dark. We rush through our lives without seeing That each year always leaves its own mark. Are there others out there in the cosmos? Other worlds with people like us? If so, are they ready for Christmas? Do they have all this stress and fuss? Frances Wraight

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Christmas Hallelujah

Morley Club Christmas Coffee Morning

The Morley Club Bowls Section. 48, Cromer Road, Sheringham will be having their Christmas Coffee morning on Saturday 7 December from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Christmas Hallelujah is the name of Marilyn Baker’s latest CD and also the concert she is performing at the Canaan Christian Centre 21 Holt Road, Sheringham at 3pm on Saturday 14 December.

As well as the usual tombola, raffle and book stalls, the profit from which goes to maintaining the bowling green, there will be a charity stall of bric-a-brac and new items, the money from which will be donated to a local cancer project (any gifts or donations welcome).

Please come along to support us and our staff will be pleased to show you the other sections available including the very friendly bar area.

Daniel and his puppet and local children will be taking part and there will be seasonal refreshments Please telephone Evelyn Smith on 01263 478372 for further information

Christmas Carols Norwich Cathedral 12 December, 7pm Join the East Anglian Air Ambulance for a special evening of Christmas Carols, readings and thanks. Carols will be sung by Viva Voce Singers, with the audience welcome to join in. n Please book online at: www.eaaa.org.uk/carolconcert www.rosevillapublications.co.uk


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Cromer Hospital receives £1m from Norfolk farmer’s legacy

The generosity of a Norfolk farmer is set to improve health services in North Norfolk after Cromer Hospital received one of its biggest ever donations.

The family of Douglas de Bootman have presented a cheque of more than £1m to the N&N Hospitals Charity after the retired farmer left the proceeds of his estate to Cromer Hospital in his will.

Mr de Bootman spent his life farming at Pentney, near Swaffham, before retiring and buying Church Farm in Thursford with his wife Janet.

said her uncle liked helping others and Mr de Bootman revealed to her a week before his death that he was leaving his legacy to benefit Cromer Hospital.

“He was very active in his retirement up until three or four weeks before he died. He had quite a lot of land and used to get up early in the mornings and spent his time taking care of the grounds: cutting the grass, pruning the trees, chopping wood, etc. He was very skilled at carpentry, welding, and agricultural engineering.

Douglas de Bootman

After Janet died of cancer in 2010, Mr de Bootman continued to live in Thursford and spent much of his time looking after the grounds of his farm and discovered his love of painting.

The 88-year-old died in March 2018 following a short illness.

He loved being outside with his Labrador and in his retirement took up painting, which it seems he had a natural skill.”

“He was such a quiet, sensitive gentleman. He and Janet enjoyed a few holidays in Scotland. My uncle liked a quiet life, in Thursford he had a few elderly neighbours who he liked to help and vice versa.

“We are happy that the money is going to the new cancer unit at Cromer Hospital as cancer affects so many people in many ways.”


His niece Karen Ballard, from King’s Lynn,


Join us at Felbrigg Hall for an outdoor seasonal experience for all the family

Cancer manager Matt Keeling, Sister in Law Pat De Bootman, Niece Karen Ballard and Matron Anita Martins

The sale of Mr de Bootman’s estate has resulted in Cromer Hospital receiving £1,078,519.30

The Trust is currently working with Macmillan Cancer Support to create a state-of-the-art cancer care and support centre, which will increase chemotherapy and treatment space at Cromer Hospital.

Louise Cook, Head of Fundraising for the N&N Hospitals Charity, said: “We are overwhelmed by this incredibly generous donation, which will make a significant difference to thousands of patients in North Norfolk.

“Mr de Bootman’s legacy will undoubtedly help improve the facilities and services at the hospital and will be felt by patients, staff and visitors for many years to come.”

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No booking required • The National Trust is an independent registered charity, number 205846.

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Do you want to help maintain your local Common? A number of people have expressed an interest in helping to maintain and restore habitats on Beeston Common and back in the 1980s the Beeston Common Management Group (BCMG) was formed to enable people to do this. In recent years there has been more reliance on contractors to carry out the bulk of the work although BCMG has looked after more sensitive areas and mowed pathways. If you are interested in maybe reforming the BCMG or just coming along on a casual basis then a number of task days have been arranged. From previous enquires it seems people cannot all make the same day so two alternatives have been given for December. If these are not suitable and you want to help then please email with your preferred day and should enough people pick another day then arrangements could be made. Task times are expected to be 9.30am to 12.30pm but can be flexible although generally meeting prior to the tasks will be at 9.30am by the main pond.

The work for the most part will take place in

the autumn/winter period (October to March) and will mainly focus on the management of the small wildflower areas in the south of the Common, scrub and path clearance (cutting back trees and branches) to maintain the open character of the Common. The following dates cover December and work will take place unless it is bad weather (rain/snow etc). Please email: hon.warden@btinternet.com before if attending as there are some tools available and it will give an idea of what to bring along or to answer any queries you may have.

task dates : wednesday 4 December – wild flower area management (Raking and removing cut material) sunday 8 December – wild flower area management (Raking and removing cut material) wednesday 11 December – wild flower area management (Raking and removing cut material) sunday 15 December – wild flower area

Upper Sheringham Bells have been tuned! We are still waiting for the date when the bells from All Saints Church in Upper Sheringham will be making their journey back from the bell works in Dorset to North Norfolk ready to be returned to the tower to be fitted in the new frame before they will once more ring out over the village. We had hoped this would be before Christmas, but this is now looking unlikely – it should be early in the New Year – watch this space!

Francis Farrow Hon. Warden – Beeston Common SSSI/SAC

we are expecting them to sound amazing. To tune bells metal is taken out from the inside of the bell – see photo.

Once they return, we will start to ring them prior to every Sunday Service at Upper Sheringham and also hold a ‘practice night’ on a Tuesday evening from 7.30pm to 9pm. All will be welcome to come along and have a go.

We are still around £10k short of our target. A big thank you to all those who have already donated, we couldn’t have got this far without you. If you would like to donate, or know more, please contact Sue Morton on 01263 826078 or suejmorton@gmail.com. If you are able to, you could send a cheque payable to “Upper Sheringham PCC” to Sue at 4 Linden Grove, Sheringham, NR26 8PD – that would be most appreciated.

Whilst the bells have been away, they have been tuned so


management (Raking and removing cut material) wednesday 18 December – if wild flower areas completed the task will switch to path clearance (Removing overhanging branches and general cutting back of vegetation) sunday 29 December – if wild flower areas completed the task will switch to path clearance (Removing overhanging branches and general cutting back of vegetation)


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Minimum standard grade 6 required. Sarah Coleman for details of vacancies on 01263 821514 Macmillan Neighbour Cancer Support Drop-in Centre 1st Wed every month 2pm–4pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, The Boulevard, Sheringham, NR26 8QS – join us for a chat or to discuss problems that you may be having – everybody very welcome. No charge and free refreshments! If you require specific info please let us know and we will try to find out for you – there is help available and what we don’t know we will certainly try to find out. Tel 07908 061781 TLC class low impact conditioning gentle exercise class for all abilities geared to the older person and based on gentle forms of bending, stretching and controlled breathing Mon 11am–12 noon. Fit Ball classes, total body exercise, simply sculpt stabilise and strengthen Wed 6pm–7pm. For more information contact Anita 07867 791034/ 01263 824110.Table Tennis Mondays 7pm, matches on Tuesdays. All at The Lighthouse, 62 Cromer Road, Sheringham The White Eagle Lodge North Norfolk Group Friends Meeting House, Mundesley Road, near Swafield , North Walsham NR28 0RF at 2.45pm for 3pm on 3rd Sunday of each month (excluding January & August) for worship/meditation. All welcome. Visit www.whiteagle.org Acol Bridge Club Weybourne Village Hall Tues 2pm. No need to bring a partner. All abilities welcome. Details 01263 515588 or 01263 514412 West Runton Scout Group Mon Scouts 6.30pm–8.30pm, Tue Cubs 6pm–7.30pm and Thur Beavers 6pm–7.15pm. If interested in joining email westrunton(section)@gmail.com or cardanih@gmail.com Harmony, friendly ladies and gentlemen's choir, meets on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm at the Lighthouse Church Sheringham. New singers welcome. Sue Wallace 01263 822310 PILATES sessions at Erpingham Village Hall, Mondays 9.30am 10.20am (term-time only). Fully qualified instructor. £5 per session or £4 in advance. erpinghamleisurehub@gmail.com WALKING FOOTBALL all ages and abilities Erpingham MUGA, every Tuesday 7.30pm-8.30pm and Wednesday 10-11am. All sessions led by fully qualified instructors. £2 per session. Turn up and play! More info from Bill on 07979 633000 or erpinghamleisurehub@gmail.com WALKING NETBALL for all: Erpingham MUGA every Tue 6.30pm7.30pm and Friday 10.30-11.30am, with a qualified instructor. £2 per session - 1st session free. Just turn up or call Ros on 01263 768262 1895 Cromer Air Cadets for children aged 13+ school year 8 and over. Come join us for adventure training, shooting, flying, sports, radio control, education, parade and drill. We meet every Monday and Thursday 7pm - 9.30 pm at Cromer Squadron Hut, Cromer Academy, Norwich Road, Cromer, Tel 01263 515452 Royal Air Forces Association – Sheringham & District Branch - for nearly 70 years, the RAFA Branch has provided comradeship and social activities for former members of the RAF, their families and supporters. Members meet on 3rd Tuesday of every month for coffee at St Andrews Hall Sheringham or at a Social Event. Details from Jack Broughton Chairman/Secretary 01263 479507 Sheringham Recycled Teenagers friendship group for active over 50s. Meets first Tues each month 7pm Morley Club for talks, quizzes and games nights. Programme of regular activities including walks, meals out, cinema and theatre trips, ten pin bowling, a craft group and book clubs and we organise trips out to events and places of interest in the broader local area. Anne 01263 826083 Janet 01263 822751 recycled teenagers101@gmail.com or www.sheringhamrecycledteenagers.weebly.com Sheringham & District Branch Royal British Legion Hon Secretary Melanie Clarke email info@sheringhamrbl.co.uk 07884 365 192 Rock the Lobster Open Mic 1st and 3rd Thurs of the month at Sheringham Youth Hostel 8pm to 11pm limited 15 min slots available. All performing artists of all abilities and ages welcomed. Contact Malcolm on 01263 514883 or at malcypoos@msn.com www.rockthelobster.com Poppy Crafters meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (except August) between 2pm and 4pm in Upper Sheringham Village Hall. Come and join us for all needlecrafts including patchwork/sewing/embroidery/knitting and crochet. All levels welcome. Contact Shirley 01263 823499 (evenings between 6pm and 8pm) or email sheringhamquilter@gmail.com 'Stitch Together' - Patchwork/Quilting Group meets 1st & 3rd Wed each month10am-4pm at New Community Centre, Sheringham. Tel Carole 01263 823766 or see website http://www.stitch2gether.co.uk/ Lighthouse Community Church - Sun 10.15am friendly, informal service, refreshments, kids & youth activities, crèche. Mon 6pm-9pm Table tennis: all ages welcome. Tue 2.30pm-3.30pm Kaleidoscope social club: talks, outings, quizzes, refreshments. Wed 7.30pm-9pm Youth Life groups (1st & 3rd weeks). Thur 9.30am-11am Jigsaw - parents and toddlers group (term time), 12.15pm for 12.30pm Meet & Eat: Community meal 2 courses for £5, 6pm-9pm Youth football training at Sheringham Rec ground. U10, U12, U14, U16, adult. (term time), 7.30pm Art

Email details of your clubs/organisations across to Margaret at editor.nwt@rosevillapublications.co.uk Please note that criteria for this page is that each listing is strictly non-profit making/charitable status.

Club for all ages and abilities. Fri 3.30pm-4.45pm School’s Out club for primary ages (term time), 7.30pm-9pm Mix youth club (term time). Sat 6.30pm-8pm Lighthouse Juniors – activities for school years 3 to 6 monthly ‘Do Drop-in’ Café every Wed 11am coffee/tea 12noon-1pm Jacket Potato lunch + dessert at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Cromer Rd, Sheringham. Free. Donations accepted. Free wi-fi. All welcome. Coffee Morning Fridays 10.45am-11.30am St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham 3rd Friday of month inc Fairtrade stall. Small charge for refreshments. Free wi-fi Café Church 3rd Sunday of month 4.30pm-6pm St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Cromer Rd, Sheringham. Informal worship caféstyle. Refreshments. No charge. Suitable for all ages Modern Sequence Dancing Mon at E Runton Village Hall 7.30pm – 10pm. New dances taught. Further information 01263 837152 North Norfolk Concert band every Mon at Gresham village hall 7.30pm friendly community band, new players welcome, especially tuba, double bass, bass guitar, any bass line instrument, and percussion. We play a variety of different genres from swing, modern to classical. Come along or Secretary maxine@john-lewis.com Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club meet 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at The Morley Club, Sheringham at 7pm. We are always looking for new members. For more info, or If you would be interested in coming along to a meeting to find out what we do, call Hazel on 01263 821276 or email brihaz72@gmail.com North Norfolk Taekwondo Academy adults only classes, run by experienced black belt instructors from the Jidokwan tradition of Taekwondo offering students the opportunity to learn a wide range of techniques across a range of disciplines, from self-defence to traditional Palgue forms. As a not for profit organisation the Academy offers a two hour class for £4, with no monthly contract or sign up fee. Anyone who is over 18 and would like to come and experience a class is welcome to do so with a free taster lesson. Call 01263 711824 and speak to Michael or Samantha for more information Sing Your Heart Out (SYHO) workshops are open to anyone who loves to sing in good company. Professional voice coaches lead the sessions, with songs chosen for their feel good factor. It’s not a choir you don’t need to have a good voice or read music. The sessions are drop-ins so there’s no pressure to attend regularly or to perform. The idea is simply to sing for wellbeing. We meet at the The Lighthouse, Sheringham most Mondays from 2pm - 3.30pm. There’s no need to book and no charge; it’s free to attend (donations always welcome!). More information and session dates can be found on the website www.syho.org. Come along, have some fun! Norfolk Astrology Association first Sat of the month 2pm in Foulsham. Come along and join this group of astrology lovers to discuss, learn and share knowledge. For more info Tel 07749 822495 Singing for Health, Sheringham Community Centre, every Friday 2.30pm - 4pm, £4 per person (voluntary donation including refreshments). Fun and informal, all ages and abilities welcome. Queries: tina@playingforcake.uk / 07771 605188. Mid-Week Music at the Hub – FREE community singing and musicmaking workshops, Wednesdays, Sheringham Little Theatre. Refreshments and social time from 4pm, singing/music-making from 4:30-5:30pm. All welcome! Different themes each week. Pick up a leaflet from the box office or see http://www.playingforcake.uk/events to download a programme. Friendly and informal, suitable for all ages, levels and abilities. Contact tina@playingforcake.uk / 07771 605188 Sheringham Lacemakers meet Mondays 1pm – 4 pm at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Sheringham NR26 8SA - new members and beginners welcome. Pauline Lewis 01263 821570 Would you like to sing with us? New members welcome, to sing wide variety of light music. Rehearsals Mon 10am–11.30am St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Cromer Rd, Sheringham. Lovely musical director, talented pianist and happy singers. Jennifer 01263 821115 Versus Arthritis - Sheringham Group meet at the Community Room, Anchor Close on the Cromer Road, Sheringham, NR26 8SB between 10am and 12 noon, one Monday a month - April 15th, May 13th, June 10th and July 8th. Please join us to share your experiences and meet others affected by Arthritis over a coffee. For more info contact Diana on 01263 513569 or Chris on 07834 4418472 North Norfolk Astronomy Society pop up outreach events at locations in N Norfolk if weather is clear. To get involved visit nnas.org sign up as associate member (free) we will notify you by email when an event is happening, usually 24hrs before. Good family fun and if you get the astronomy bug you could always join as a full member St. Andrew's Table Tennis Club Weds 7pm-9.30pm St Andrew's Methodist Church hall. Friendly members, beginners to more experienced, playing for fun, not for competition. Refreshments and chat break. Bring own bat. Contact David Starling 01263 823475 St. Andrew's Badminton Club Thurs 7pm – 9pm in large hall of St Andrew's Methodist Church. Beginners to more experienced, playing for fun, not for competition. Informal, friendly atmosphere, refreshments available. Bring own racque Art at Upper Sheringham - weekly classes at the Village Hall Wed & Thurs 10am - 1pm all abilities welcomed. Tutor Bob Larking M.A PGCE. Please call Bob on 01362 668941 www.boblarkingarts.co.uk Age Concern North Norfolk Pop-In Group every Friday 10am till noon at Cromer Community Centre, Garden Street, Cromer – social group, make new friends, activities. Special dementia-friendly event first Friday of the month with guest speakers. Only £1 includes tea & coffee. 01263 821188 for further details Cromer Gospel Choir meets Tuesdays 7.15pm at St. Martins Church, Mill Road, Suffield Park. Traditional joyful singing, no faith needed, no experience, friendly group, all welcome! gospelchoir@cromerchurch.org.uk Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer Group - if you are interested in joining



the local Beaver, Cub or Scout Group at 7a De Morley Garth, Sheringham email sheringhamscouts@gmail.com or 07468 565277 for details Come and play bowls at West Runton Bowls Club - we are a small friendly club in the heart of the village, open from mid April to mid Sept. Friendly roll ups every Mon/Wed and Sat at 1.45pm. We also play in afternoon and evening leagues, inter club friendlies, in house and fun competitions. Non members, new or experienced bowlers warmly welcomed. Come and enjoy fresh air, gentle exercise and sociable company. For more info contact Ray on 01263 511545 Sheringham Shannocks meet last Wednesday of every month in the Community room Huntley Crescent, Pine Grove, Sheringham at 2pm. Just come along and join us for a friendly informal mardle (chat) remembering events from early days or anything concerning Sheringham and surrounding area. All with a cup of tea, biscuits and sometimes pastries. No charge. Holt & District Dementia Support Poppy Café every Tuesday 10.30am–12.30pm Meeting Room, St Andrews Church, Holt, Pat Chaplow for details 01263 712330, Home Visiting Service Eleanor Sidgwick 01263 712330 for details and Poppy Cinema Jayne 01263 861700. Cameos meet 4th Thursday in every month at St Joseph’s Hall, Cremers Drift, Sheringham at 2.30pm for friendship and outings. All welcome. Tel 01263 821462 or 01263 821281 Sheringham Stroke Support Club meets fortnightly Wed 2pm3.45pm at Anchor Close Sheringham. We each bring modest raffle prize & we all win a prize (no money involved). March to June & September to beginning of December. Stroke survivors & carers are welcome & currently come from Sheringham, Cromer, North Walsham Aylsham, Holt and Little Snoring. In addition we try to squeeze in a couple of summer tea parties at a hotel. We subsidise taxi fares up to 30 miles & carers do not pay a membership fee. The others pay £10 each term to cover hire of premises and refreshments plus speaker fees Art at Upper Sheringham -weekly adult classes at Village Hall. Wed, Thur 10am–1pm, all abilities welcome. Tutor Bob Larking M.A. PGCE. Bob 01362 668941 or email boblarkingarts@btinternet.com Mid-week Music at The Hub, Sheringham Little Theatre - FREE, fun, community singing & music-making themed workshop organised by Playing for Cake every Wed to 26 June 4pm – 5,30pm – check the theme at www.playingforcake.uk/ events/. Everyone welcome including carers and the cared-for. Enquiries to the Theatre Box Office on 01263 822347 or tina@playingforcake.uk Playing for Cake every Wednesday up to 18 December 4pm – 5.30pm – Mid-week Music at the Hub, Sheringham Little Theatre - free, fun, community singing & music-making themed workshop organised by Playing for Cake. Check the theme atwww.playingforcake.uk/events/. Everyone welcome including carers and the cared-for. Enquiries to the theatre box office on 01263 822347 or tina@playingforcake.uk North Norfolk Railway is run mostly by volunteers, always welcome new members. Wide range of roles available from general station maintenance, shop and refreshment room staff, gardening, platform staff, dining train attendants to locomotive crew and much more. Drop In Saturday from 10am – 1pm 1st Sat each month in Refreshment Room at Sheringham Station meet volunteers and talk about choices available, or register by emailing enquiries@nnrailway.co.uk and we will arrange to meet you. Full training and support, no previous experience is required Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band rehearses 7.30pm every Thur Upper Sheringham Village Hall. Community, non-competing, non-judgmental band. We play to enjoy making music. Players of all abilities very welcome. Players on holiday are welcome too, so join us for a session, instruments are available. Contact Phil Rolph on 07759 575216 or email philrolph@btinternet.com for details Acol Bridge Club on Tue 1.45 pm Weybourne Village Hall. Further info Patrick Fuller 01263 515588 or Keith Dickens 07810 155553 Sheringham and District Philatelic Society meet 2nd Mon each month 7.30pm West Runton Church Hall. Collectors, of stamps, postmarks, postal history are all welcome. We have presentations from visiting speakers, an annual auction, a quiz night, a members’ sales evening and occasions when members are invited to show parts of their collections. Contact Gerry on 01263 579529 or Jim 01263 721043 for further information. Come along and meet us Sheringham Folk Dance club meets at St Joseph’s Church Hall on Mon 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Contact Margaret Farley 07717 161828 Bridge Weybourne Village Hall Tues 1.45pm - all abilities welcome, No need to bring a partner. Patrick 01263515588 or Keith 07810155553 North Norfolk Minni House Club - monthly meetings held on 2nd Thursday of every month (except August) at the Village Hall, Bodham NR25 6AD. 2pm - 4.30pm. Free parking at side of the hall. We love anything to do with dolls houses and anything miniature. For more information contact Jan Sawyer 01263 826970 Sheringham Versus Arthritis Open sessions at Anchor Close Community Room, (opposite Sheringham Surgery). Mon 16 Sept, Mon 18 Nov, Mon Jan 20th, Mon 16 Mar 10am-12 noon for discussion, chat and information. All welcome. Contact Diana on 01263513569 or Chris 07834418472 Sheringhamarthritiscaresg@gmail.com Badminton Elderberries over 40s friendly/competitive Mon 4pm-6pm and Fri 4pm-5pm at Cromer Sports Centre More info 01263 761142 Present Moment Discussion Group newly formed group fortnightly in Sheringham Mon eves to discuss topics such as Eckhart Tolle's 'Power of Now', Mindfulness & Meditation, dreams, re-birth, healing, happiness and so much more all foc. nolimits.disc@gmail.com 01263 649440 Wild By Nature - Forest school stay and play for ages 1 to 4 every Thursday term time at The Great Wood, Blickling 10am – 12noon £7 drop in, £3 siblings. For further info call 07900783412/07941868613 email wildbynaturenorfolk@gmail.com or find us on Facebook Wild By Nature Norfolk

Sheringham Independent Issue 524 23rd November 2019

Sheringham Library News I LOVE SHERINGHAM LIBRARY because … “there is so much going on ….”

sheringham library Hours Library Available* Staffed Mon, Tue 8am – 7pm 10am – 7pm 8am – 7pm 1pm – 7pm Wed, Fri Thur, Sun 8am – 7pm Unstaffed Saturday 8am – 4pm 11am – 4pm *The library is not open on Bank Holidays. During times when the library is available but not staffed, you can access the library using our Open Libraries system but your card must be activated. Please see a member of staff to register. You will need to show proof of a Norfolk address.

Let us help yyou… ou…

sheringham library nCC new road sheringham nr26 8eb 01263 822874 email: sheringham.lib@norfolk.gov.uk

You can now pay your outstanding library charges such as reservations and fines on-line @ www.library.norfolk.gov.uk to renew your library items please phone 0344 800 8020 during normal office hours or renew them via the library website, you will need you card and Pin number FREE BROADBAND, WiFi & EMAIL FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE if you are here on holiday, you can join the library as a visitor. Just bring in some proof of your home address FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/NorfolkLibs LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: Sheringham-Library are You researCHinG FaMilY HistorY? we HaVe Free aCCess to FinDMYPast on-line Come in and read the newspaper. We have the EDP, The Times & the North Norfolk News. We have a small selection of magazines to borrow and a large selection are available on-line. Fancy a cuppa? Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate with biscuits. suggested donation £1.20

DVD sPeCial oFFer Weekly hire of DVDs is only £1 Top Titles are £2 for 2 nights LOTS OF OTHER DVDs, MUSIC & GAMES are free to reserve. Just access the library catalogue on www.library.norfolk.gov.uk or ask a member of staff november top titles Anna, Apollo 11, The Souvenir, The Midnight Gang, The Lion King, Gwen, Spiderman: Far from Home sheringham Voices Sheringham Friends invite two guests to start a conversation about their experiences of living in Sheringham. Come and share your stories with them and enjoy a look back at life in our lovely town. Wednesday 27 November 4pm - 5pm. Refreshments available Come & Meet The ERS volunteer co-ordinator who will be recruiting volunteer drivers to take people to hospital. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please pop into the library on Monday 25 November 10am - 12 noon.

Family History Help Would you like to know more about your family history or where to begin with general help & advice along the way? Please contact Sheringham Library to book a session with Sally, between 1pm - 2pm or 2.15pm - 3.15pm on 26 Nov , 3 Dec, 7 Jan, 21 Jan , 4 Feb & 11 Feb

Colour Yourself Calm Feeling Lonely? Bored? Stuck? Has life become grey & dull? Brighten up your day in the new colouring corner at Sheringham Library


Colour in Company Learn how to use colour to enrich your life. Drop in to Sheringham Library between 3pm - 5pm on 4 Dec

brighten up an autumn afternoon! Come and learn a fun Bollywood dance routine: It’s Jaya Dance! Dress in costumes, scarves and ankle bells and delve into the glamour and fun of Bollywood on Monday 25 November 4pm till 5pm. No experience is necessary! Suitable for children aged 4-11 years. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. We would love to see you and to hear your thoughts on events you’d like libraries to offer after school. This is a free event.

aluation Book a vvaluation and open the door tto new oan ew possibility. po ssibility.

would you like to learn some basic computer skills? or perhaps, build on the skills you already have? Learn My Way computer support with Alda and fortnightly. Learn My Way provides support on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online. Booking is essential. Please call 822874 for more information and to book a session

want to read a newspaper on-line? Register on www.library.norfolk.gov.uk and the download the PressReader app. You will need your library card and PIN number. Our other Apps include Spydus, libby and RB digital

bounce & rhyme time Bounce and Rhyme every Tuesday 10.15 - 10.45am in term-time. Suitable for under 5s. No need to book, just turn up! Come & have some fun with Jenny and Barbara

tums & tots A new group at Sheringham Library run by Sarah from the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Tuesday 10.45 - 12noon. Hot & cold drinks, biscuits & cakes are provided for a suggested donation of £1 Tums & Tots is a friendly group for parents and parents-to-be. Come along and meet new friends

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Just a Cuppa Join us every Wednesday between 3.30pm - 4.15pm for free afternoon tea or coffee and biscuits. A chance for you to meet old friends and new. It’s free, friendly and fun.

Children’s tea-time story-time Story-time 3.45pm - 4.15pm every Wednesday Drop in to listen and share stories with Kate




Sheringham Independent Issue 524 23rd November 2019

Graham Allen Award Winners 2019 new Visitor Centre on iconic north norfolk estate wins annual Design award

The Lookout, on Holkham Estate, has been presented with North Norfolk District Council’s Graham Allen Award, an esteemed award given each year to the project considered to have made the most significant contribution to the built environment within the district.

The new visitor centre forms a striking circular arrival to the Holkham National Nature Reserve. The building comprises of a small café, orientation exhibition and conveniences for visitors through its distinctive timber cladded finishes and open, inviting layout.

With the nature reserve attracting approximately 800,000 visitors per year, this stunning new gateway promises to offer a unique visitor experience for years to come.

James Bracey, General Manager at Holkham Estate, said “We feel extremely honoured to be recognised for this award.

The construction of the Lookout has created a much needed visitor facility at Lady Anne’s Drive, Holkham. This iconic building was designed to sit subtly within the landscape, whilst creating a strong link between the visitor and the natural environment. The building intentionally provides the simplest of facilities of respite, refuge and interpretation.

This project demonstrates Holkham’s commitment to the natural and built environment.”

The award has been running for the last 38 years to celebrate the best practice in design and conservation in North Norfolk. The results of the awards were announced yesterday, November 7, at a ceremony at North Norfolk District Council’s offices in Cromer.

Phillip Rowson, North Norfolk District Council’s Head of Planning, said “The Lookout is a fantastic new focal point for visitors exploring the nature reserve and will encourage understanding of its sensitive habitats and wildlife. The centre offers incredible views of the surrounding landscape and it’s the relationship with its setting which makes it so special.

“The quality of this year’s entries and subsequent shortlist for judging was exceptionally high, so this year’s winners can be incredibly proud of their achievement.”

The Lookout was not the only winner on the day. The prize for Highly Commended went to The Shambles Café. The project saw the repair and conversion of a derelict Grade II Listed building in the heart of North Walsham.

and had fallen into a serious state of disrepair. The historic building has now been lovingly restored and is a popular local enterprise which has transformed the vitality of the area.

Fakenham also enjoyed the spotlight when The Mews on Barons Hall Lane won the Commended prize. The project saw the creation of 10 high quality new homes formed in a contemporary terrace.

The People’s Choice Award, voted for members of the public at North Norfolk District Council’s Greenbuild event, went to the refurbishment of Little Regents Hall in Sheringham. The historic community hall has been cleverly restored into a Bed and Breakfast.

Previous winners of the have included the refurbishment of the Gunton Arms on the edge of Thorpe Market and Hootz House at Pensthorpe Natural Park and last year’s overall winner; Church Barn in East Ruston.

Hedgehog Haven

The building, which dates back to the 16th Century, is one of the oldest in the town

Little Lucky was found on 9 November wandering down Hall Lane in North Walsham the middle of the day. She could so easily have been run over. At 170 gms she was very cold and had to be gently warmed before being offered food. She was very poorly but is doing ok at the moment.

Veterinary Care for Pets and Exotic Animals Accredited Gold Standard Rabbit Friendly and Gold Standard Cat Friendly veterinary practice Luxury Cat Boarding Hotel Independent Family-run Practice

With so many coming into care, I now have 66 in total. These hungry hogs eat their way through six tins of cat food a night - that's without the dishes of dry food mix! There will be a fund raising Christmas Prize Bingo on Saturday 7 December in St Benet’s Hall North Walsham, 6.45pm for 7.15pm start. It's usually a fun evening so do come along and join us!

Specialist equipment for rapid diagnosis and treatment Very Important Pet (VIP) Clubs to save you money CT Scanner Laser Therapy & Physiotherapy Purpose built facilities for pet and client comfort Large private car park

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Sheringham Independent Issue 524 23rd November 2019

Sheringham Town Council News …

sheringham and beeston war Memorial has undergone a deep clean in preparation for ww1 remembrance service.

Sheringham Town Council made it a focus to enhance the War Memorial, in anticipation for WWII commemoration events taking place in 2020, and directed the Administration team to seek quotations from suitable specialist companies. The War Memorial monument which was unveiled and dedicated in 1921, is Grade II listed, as such requires particular care and attention to preserve. The war memorial is dedicated to those from Sheringham and Beeston Regis who died in service during both the First and Second World Wars.

The Administration team contacted Variblast (based in Framlingham Pigot), after seeing the work they undertook on other War Memorials in Norfolk as part of their ‘give back’ competition. The competition was launched by Variblast in 2018 to give back to Norfolk Community and


to Honor the service and sacrifice of all those who gave so much but asked for so little.

After receiving notification from Variblast offering their services, Sheringham Town Mayor, Madeleine Ashcroft, commented that the Council were delighted to have been selected by Variblast for their 2019 War Memorial Clean Competition.

Cleaning was undertaken on Saturday 2 November, with the team from Variblast donating their time for free for the project, and missing the Rugby World Cup final in the process. Warren Farrow, Director for Variblast commented that “I would like to thank the two members of my staff ‘Ben Boydell’ and ‘Scott Fairchild’, to whom carried out the works unpaid in the name of charity.”

Deputy Mayor Liz Withington, who was present as the clean was being undertaken, thanked the team from Variblast for an excellent job that will be much appreciated by the Town and the community who are rightly proud of the people the memorial represents and remembers. It was fitting that Variblast completed this work as just as the Town Council is working with the District Council to improve the War Memorial Gardens to raise people’s awareness of the importance of remembering the sacrifice of our previous generations.

Age Concern North Norfolk held an event to celebrate ‘The Older Peoples Day’ and the re-location of its Pop-in group. The group is held at the Community Centre in Cromer, every Friday from 10am to 12 noon.

Variblast information warren Farrow | Director 07786 024222

Variblast limited unit 3 Manor Farm barns, Framingham Pigot, norwich, nr14 7PZ 01508 493320 www.Variblast.com

The Pop-in group supports carers and older people with dementia or those who are isolated or lonely. The group provides activities such as arts and craft, music and movement, or just chatting about your week over a cup of tea.

Holt & District

Once a month we have guest speakers, which have previously included: • Adult Social Team, about your care needs. • Natwest Bank, re- scams. • Alzheimer’s Society, redementia. • Carers Matter Norfolk, recarers need, advice and support. • (ASSD) Assistive Technology.


The re-launch was very successful with a free lunch provided, live music by ‘Cliff Richard’, aka Will Chandler and local people attending, along with other services, such as Carers Matters Norfolk.

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We work to improve the lives of those living with Dementia through the provision of Admiral Nurses

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To find out how you can help contact holt.rotary.secretary@gmail.com Sheringham Independent Issue 524 23rd November 2019



OLD AUDIO HI-FI SYSTEM OR SEPARATES OR COMMODORE/ BBC/ATARI COMPUTERS AND GAMES Record player, amp, CD, speakers or parts etc., valve radios, valve equipment, radio parts and valves - used/unused for collector. Also unwanted record collections. 07979 384246


Any original items of Second World War Homefront / Norfolk / RAF / ARP / Home Guard items or memorabilia for a new display at the RAF Marham Aviation Heritage Centre opening this summer 07919 182990 Any donations of wool gratefully received. Whatever we receive will be knitted into baby hats to donate to the Norfolk and Norwich Premature Baby Unit or hats and gloves for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. 07796638020 or sallylee35@hotmail.co.uk Your unwanted wool & knitting patterns for the Norfolk Knitters charity - please bring your donations to Sheringham Library Old railway items always wanted for small museum, particularly tickets, lamps, loco items, station signs, cast iron or enamel notices etc local items particularly sought. Chris 01508 494204/07966 066563 Any bits from crashed planes, Second World War etc, information on crash sites or anything related for Aviation Heritage Museum based at Frettenham Ken 01692 406943 Longcase grandfather clocks required Tel 01263 514552 please leave message of answerphone is on Calor propane red empty cylinder for caravan will collect locally Tel 01692 407950 Steering wheel suitable for a go cart being built be a group of school children Tel 01263 517188 after 6pm OO N gauge model railway locos wagons coaches buildings cash paid Tel 07747 097798/01362 422451 Records 45s 78s and LPs cassettes computer/console games also CDs singles only all considered Tel 01692 405756


5m white snowy tipped Christmas tree and stand £50. Boxes of Christmas tree baubles £5 per box . Lights for the Christmas tree £5 per set. Tel 01263 825510 Mamas & Papas travel cot from smoke and pet free granny’s house complete with Mothercare duvet and white cover and white fitted sheet £20 collect from Sheringham Tel 01263 821830

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Sheringham Independent Issue 524 23rd November 2019

Mental Health Awareness

The growing movement of Mental Health awareness has captivated the UK with employers and HR professionals championing the importance of having a good work life balance. Extra working hours, low wages and a need to increase earning capacity means that the balance of work and life can fall out of sync. As a result, the mental health of those employees is put in jeopardy.

what signs can Hr look out for in employees who may need help? People with unhealthy work life balances may feel unhappy about being at and devoting time to work. If your employees/colleagues are showing signs of lack of motivation at work, distracted behaviour or seem unhappy at work, these may be signs that they need some help. Similarly, those who seem to worry about work at home, those who are not developing personally outside of work or seem to be neglecting other aspects of their lives in favour of work, could be struggling with an unhealthy work life balance.

what can be done to help those with unhealthy work life balances? Head of Employment Law Nicola Strefford explains "Nurturing employees is the best way to ensure you are getting the best out of your workforce. Incorrect work life balance can affect productivity, absence figures and turnover for businesses so it's extremely important that employees are encouraged to have a correct work life balance and feel taken care of. We always advise clients to deal with issues

sensitively as heavy intervention from employers can negatively impact on an employee's mental health, causing problems to often get worse, not better."

ways in which employers can help promote healthy work life balances, according to the Mental Health Foundation are: • Have policies in place which deal with stress at work and procedures which nurture all employees, especially those who may have mental health issues; • Promote an open-door policy across your business. Employees should feel able to speak to supervisors about time constraints and work load issues, without fear of being criticised or disciplined; • Assisting employees to utilise their time at work to ensure they aren't working longer hours in order to meet targets or work demands; • Provide training on work life balance to all staff; • Encourage activities which promote good mental health. Encouraging all staff to get fresh air on breaks; lunchtime exercise or relaxation classes. (The list above has been extracted from the Mental Health Foundation website)

One of the main goals of promoting a work life balance for employers is assisting employees to utilise their time at work effectively. Employers should provide training on prioritising work tasks; structuring time at work and planning the working day; taking adequate breaks during the work day; making use of annual leave entitlements and using time at home to have



a break from work. Trainee Solicitor Natalie Smith comments "Broaching this subject with employees can be a sensitive issue so getting advice from the outset is the best way to approach any problem. We encourage all clients to contact us as soon as a potential issue arises, so we can offer support and training whilst also avoiding a situation spiralling unnecessarily."

Our specialist employment law team provide expert advice to both employers and employees on a full range of employment matters. If you need any help or guidance on offering training to employees or you feel there is an unhealthy culture of work life balance in your business, contact our specialist employment team on 01603 693500, email Enquiries@clapham-collinge.co.uk or visit www.clapham-collinge.co.uk.

Nicola Strefford is a Chartered Legal Executive and head of the Employment Department. Address: St Catherine’s House, All Saints Green, Norwich NR1 3GA. Telephone: 01603 693500 Email: info@clapham-collinge.co.uk Website: www.clapham-collinge.co.uk Offices also in North Walsham and Sheringham

*This article is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or other professional advice.

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SUDOKU Fill all empty squares so that the numbers 1 to 9 appear once in each row, column and 3 x 3 box. The numbers in the four yellow boxes are the ones needed as the answer that will be published in the next issue.

All the letters in our grids below have fallen out and mixed themselves up, although they are still in their original columns. Can you put them back in their rightful place to reveal a QUOTATION and the NAME of the person who said it.

I don’t know about you, but after all that Trick or Treating, I going to need a bit of salad. This week’s wordsearch theme is ‘Salad Ingredients’. Between FOUR and TWELVE letters. There are twenty words in this issue’s CHRONICLE WORDSEARCH. How many can you find?












NUMBER CRUNCHER 11 6 20 1 3 2 = 53


The Last Issue’s Answers

The FOUR YELLOW SQUARES in the SUDOKU were 6 2 5 7 The FALLEN PUZZLE answers were:



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Sheringham Independent Issue 524 23rd November 2019

Cromer and Sheringham Probus Club

On Tuesday 5 November, after a tasty lunch, Steve Piotrowski gave an enthralling talk about the award-winning Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project.

The project was founded by Steve in 2005 as part of the response to the national decline in barn owl numbers (there were 12,000 pairs in 1932 but only 3,750 in 1982). He explained that the decrease was a result of a lack of feeding and nesting opportunities brought about by loss of habitat. The project has installed more than two thousand nest boxes, the majority of which are made by SOLD, a Lowestoft-based charity. These nest boxes have enabled the barn owl to recover and there has been a ten-fold rise in population since the late 1980s.

Steve stated that the barn owl is one of the most dedicated parents in the bird world. The male is much smaller than the female and is excluded from the nest once the eggs hatch, although he continues to feed his young. Barn owls are silent hunters, relying on their incredibly sensitive hearing to locate their prey. Their main target is the short-tailed vole, which, fortunately for the owl, is widespread in the UK and is very productive, breeding like mice. A surprising fact Steve revealed is that there is no waterproofing on the owl’s plumage, which is why drowning is the second biggest killer, after road accidents, of barn owls.

A busy afternoon for Weybourne WI It was a busy afternoon for Weybourne WI on Wednesday, 6 November.

The meeting began with an informative talk by Caroline Jarrold, who is a 7th generation member of the family who founded the Jarrold company, which will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2020. Caroline is based at St James Mill in Norwich and holds the posts of Community Affairs Adviser and Secretary of the John Jarrold Trust.

On behalf of the 36 members and 2 guests present, our Chairman, Dave Williams, thanked Steve for his fascinating talk.

We shall next meet at the Links Hotel in West Runton on Tuesday 3 December for our Christmas Lunch and a talk by Simon Partridge about the history and traditions of Christmas. If you are a retired or nearly retired professional or businessman and would like to join us at one of our monthly meetings, you will be warmly welcomed.

Please contact our lunch secretary Dave Vickery on 01263 824306 or visit our website www.candsprobus.club for more information.

Caroline told us about the history of the company, from when it was started by John Jarrold in 1770, up until the present day. Over the years a succession of family members have taken the company from strength to strength and it continues to develop and expand. Caroline’s talk was accompanied by numerous slides, which illustrated the changes that have taken place.

In the 1980s and 90s there was massive investment in printing and publishing and various magazines, books, catalogues, etc., were all produced by Jarrold. However, the majority shareholding of the printing business was sold in the early 2000s and investment was made in other areas including retail, training, security, cleaning services and property development.

The John Jarrold Trust is a charity which benefits people in Norfolk and distributes around £80,000 per year. In 2017, the Jarrold Department Store began a new initiative to support three charities including Each, The Big C and the Prince’s Trust.

A vote of thanks was given by Maggie Parker.

The AGM then took place and various reports were presented and accepted, before elections were held. The Committee members and President (Celia Howe) were all unanimously re-elected. Gwyneth Sibilia thanked the Committee for their hard work throughout the past year.

The afternoon concluded with tea and homemade biscuits.



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And after that? Well, the indefatigable Christine Adams decided to do strenuous and dirty jobs on the Poppy Line and this was the subject of her talk to Holt and District Probus Club in early November.

Christine’s first job on the North Norfolk Railway was as a cleaner – and steam locomotives are very dirty things!

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She went on to be a fireman – or we should say firewoman or fireperson. She learned to fill the firebox with wood and to light the fire at the crack of dawn using a piece of wood wrapped in a length of rag dipped in paraffin. She “invented” the use of a kitchen blow torch to keep a flame going to light the rag with! And of course she kept the fire going with shovel after shovel of coal.

All of this was not without its problems. One of the jobs that has to be done the morning after a locomotive has been running is to get inside the firebox and clean out the accumulated clinker. Firebox doors are not on the whole designed for women to squeeze through! But Christine said on a cold winter morning, the retained warmth of the firebox can be surprisingly welcome!

After that, Christine became a driver and drove Poppy Line locos up and down the line between Sheringham and Holt. She said she had a special liking for the late David Shepherd’s engine ‘Black Prince’.

The Club were also shown a video of Christine’s trip to drive Polish engines, and numerous still photos of the lady in action!

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Sheringham Independent Issue 524 23rd November 2019

Chocolate and Blood Orange Tart

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With the dreaded C word not far away now it’s the perfect time to start to give some proper attention to the wonderful world of desserts. After the blockbusting success of Ann’s marmalade bread and butter pudding in the last episode it’s time for something on the same lines, but just a little sharper and less filling (unless you go back for thirds of course!) A reminder that a definite date for your Christmas diaries is our annual Carol Concert in aid of the fantastic folks down at the RNLI. It’s always a superb night of signing, brass banding and lessons from various guest readers under the stars and this year will be held on Friday 20th December at 6pm here at the Grove. 01263 512412

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Sheringham Independent Issue 524 23rd November 2019

Holt Country Park Calendar available to buy Ideal stocking filler!

North Norfolk District Council is delighted to announce that its Holt Country Park calendar featuring visitors’ winning images is now on sale, following the year-long competition. The calendar consists of photos taken by visitors to the Green Flag award-winning park over the last year and each month features a winning photographer’s image together with other selected images that show off the beauty of the Park and how people enjoy it throughout the seasons.

You can now purchase the calendar for just £5 from the park itself, or can be collected at the park after an online purchase on the Council’s website. For those who would like to get their copy delivered, this can also be done online after a small postage fee of £1.50. The calendar would make a fantastic Christmas present for those with a love of the great outdoors. One of the monthly winners,

Proceeds from the calendar will be used to help support the management and upkeep of Holt Country Park so that it may be enjoyed for many years to come. Thank you to all those who entered the competition and helped make this possible.

Cllr Virginia Gay, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Wellbeing said “It is truly wonderful to see so many people expressing their creative flair through photography, all while helping to support our stunning green spaces. Holt Country Park is beautiful all year round and as such constant maintenance is needed and I am proud to say the profits of this calendar will help that cause. Shell Stead

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The event annually attracts thousands of

visitors and in 2019 more than 31,000 people flocked to studios across Norfolk.

Norfolk Open Norfolk Open Studios Sculptor Andy Jarrett Studios enables artists to promote and sell their work directly to visitors who can see artwork as it happens in the studio.

During Norfolk Open Studios 2019, 430 artists participated across 250 venues along with 19 Norfolk schools. Throughout the county artists came together to create 16 Art Trails, allowing visitors to enjoy several studios in one day. Art demonstrations, private views, workshops and talks also make up this key event.

Artists will also receive an online profile on the Norfolk Open Studios website, showing a selection of their work, contact details and links to their website and social media channels – this profile remains published for up to one year.

Artists will also have access to marketing materials such as posters and postcards to publicise their involvement. They will have the opportunity to exhibit a piece of artwork at the Open Studios Central Taster Exhibition at The Forum in Norwich in the run up to the scheme. Applications opened on Friday 8 November and close on Friday 13 December 2019.

artists wanting to take part can apply

For more information please visit www.norfolkstudios.org.uk, or email openstudios@nnfestival.org.uk or call ros Dixon on 01603 877762.

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meeting to which all are invited to attend.

Sheringham Ramblers

All walks commence at 10am with the exception of the ramble on 11 November which precedes the Sheringham Ramblers Group Annual general

If you wish to bring a dog on any walk please telephone the Walk leader beforehand

Sheringham Fit Together Walks

Friday 6 December – 10:30am - Gresham to East Beckham – Grade 3 – Approx 3½ mls. A mainly flat walk on minor roads, across fields and field edges. Meet at Gresham Village Hall, East Beckham Lane Gresham NR211 8RT.

Printed copies of the full Fit Together programme are available at Sheringham Library and Lloyds Pharmacy

WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER : 6.0 mile walk commencing from Salthouse Village Hall If you are new to Fit Together, please arrive 20 mins early. For more information contact Eileen Harriott on 07851 774396.

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