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Issue no 529 14th February 2020

Crown Charity Quiz Presentation

Every Monday night a quiz organised by local customer Bill Hartland is held at the Crown Sheringham.

Photo: Gareth Gabriel

During each quiz a collection is made by Sue Roche for nominated charities. In addition to the weekly quiz collection, a Christmas raffle is organised by Christine Tew to help raise more funds with prizes donated by local traders.

On Monday 27 January two cheques were presented each for £1012.50, one to Moss Taylor and Robina Churchyard representing Love for Leo and the other to Belinda James representing Nelson’s Journey.

The people in the photograph from left to right are Christine Tew, Moss Taylor, Robina Churchyard, Sue Roche, Belinda James, Bob Brewster (Crown Landlord) and Bill Hartland.






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This being the first article from the Sheringham & Cromer Lions since 2019, on behalf of our President and members I would like to wish you all readers a Happy New Year. We finished 2019 with a Pub Dash around the public houses in Cromer, Holt and Sheringham and collected £359.25. In January we held a collection in Tesco Sheringham, and collected a further £198.53. We would like to thank all those who contributed to these collections which were both in aid of the Norfolk BIG C and other local causes. All monies raised by way of collections or via our Tombola Stall are donated to charity. We do not take out anything for administration costs, these are raised in house by our members.

WHO ARE THE LIONS you may be asking, well Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organisation with a network of over 1.3 million men and women in over 44,000 clubs within 200 Countries who work together through selfless effective community service. Even though Lions are an International organisation the Sheringham & Cromer Lions aim is to help causes within our local community.

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Thanks to the kindness of John and Judy Mcneil-Wilson, as part of the National Garden Scheme, Chestnut Farm in West Beckham will open from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 1 March. All proceeds from light refreshment sales and other fund-raising activities on the day will be donated to Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society. John and Judy (who until recently sang regularly with the choir) have decades of gardening experience between them and have been opening their garden to the public as part of NGS for nearly 20 years.

Being a Lion is not all about helping others we have a social side as well. We have visits to the Pavilion Theatre in Cromer, local brewery visits, indoor bowls and go out for dinner. These are just a few of the activities we do or have done.

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Sheringham Independent Issue 529 14th February 2020

The Search for Toto

Red Loft Theatre is following the Yellow Brick Road all the way back to the Atrium in North Walsham for its Easter production ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Dorothy, played by 16 year old Amelia Watson, needs your help to find a starring member of the cast - her best friend Toto!

Anyone who remembers the 1939 classic will recall how the aptly named ‘Terry’ the terrier stole the show with her unwavering love and support for Dorothy as she navigated her tumultuous travels over the rainbow. It is a show-stopping performance like this which Dorothy and Red Loft are looking for in their Toto. They will be holding ‘Toto Tryouts’, their very own doggie auditions, on 21 February at 7pm in St

Benet’s Hall North Walsham for everyone who believes their pup has what it takes to bring the audience to its feet. The perfect Toto should be able to follow commands, fit in a basket (sorry Great Danes) and not be scared by loud noises or sudden bangs, as well as being friendly and adorable!

The show will take place 14 -18 April at the Atrium in North Walsham. Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons.


MUSIC FOR FEMALE VOICES WITH JANET KELSEY Accompanist: Mark Jones on Saturday 7 March 10.30am – 4pm at Aylsham Methodist Church, White Hart Street, Aylsham, NR11 6HG

Whilst there are many Come and Sing days taking place in Norfolk every month, our very own Come and Sing Day on 7 March will be different as it is for sopranos and altos only.

Come and enjoy the thrill of singing a variety of three and four-part pieces for ladies' voices, from madrigals to contemporary composers. Get tips from Janet on how to improve as a soloist and as a choral singer. Fun, friendship and expert tuition will make for a very special day. A list of the songs will be circulated in advance and we will provide music on the day

The cost for the day will be £15 (payable in advance). We shall use the church for the workshops and kitchen and canteen facilities for breaks. Hot and cold drinks and biscuits will be provided. Please bring your own packed lunch. Information on parking will be provided to participants.

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Committee Meeting St Andrew’s Ladies Group, Sheringham on 18 February at 7.30pm

Art Exhibition and Sale at St. Margaret’s Church, Thorpe Market NR11 8UA on 7 and 8 March from 10am to 4pm presented by Trunch Art Collective


Snowdrop Walk on 15 February 10am until 12noon in The Old Rectory Garden, Saxthorpe. Please park in St Andrew's Church car park NR11 7DG and then enter the church to enjoy fresh, local croissants,

tea/coffee and stalls before walking across the road to feast your eyes on many varieties of snowdrops. £5 in aid of St Andrew's Church

by British composers at 3pm on Sunday 16 February at The Belfry Centre, Overstrand. Tickets £8. Refreshments available. Tel 01263 579196

Fairtrade Fortnight Coffee Morning Friday, 28 February at St. Andrew's Church, Sheringham from 10.30am – 12noon. There will be quizzes, competitions, stalls and of course coffee and home-made Fairtrade cakes! We look forward to seeing you there! Profits to the Fairtrade Charity

Coffee Morning with stalls of cakes, cards, gifts, tombola and raffle on Tuesday 18 February 10am - 12noon - coffee, tea and scones and a very warm welcome to everyone to enjoy a morning with us at Gresham Methodist Chapel, Sustead Road, Lower Gresham NR11 8RE Proceeds for Mission and Britain and World

Belfry Baroque presents Best of British a concert of baroque music

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A Mostly Chocolate Coffee Morning with homemade cakes, raffle and much more on Saturday 15 February 10am - 12 noon at St Andrew’s Church, East Runton. Do come and join us!

Pancakes! Come and join us for pancakes, coffee and chat in Weybourne Village Hall on Tuesday 25 February between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Proceeds to Weybourne Church. All very welcome

The Thrill of Love by Stage Direct

Following on from last year’s highly successful run of Nigel Manson's comedy Miss Marble strikes : Again! at The Little Theatre in Sheringham, Stage Direct are changing the theme this spring to a drama with a play called The Thrill of Love. This highly acclaimed award winning play depicts and dramatises the true life story of Mrs Ruth Ellis (the last woman to be hanged in England in 1955

aged 28 years) who shot and killed her lover, David Blakely. There was a public outcry and the sense of injustice, major factors that lead to the abolition of the death penalty.

Ruth made her mark as a blonde bombshell and was deemed a reporter’s dream for her tragic affair with an upper class racing driver. It may be said her lifestyle helped to condemn her in court as indeed her remorseless attitude added to her troubles. Some of the characters are real in this depiction but some are mortal manifestations of Ruth’s lifestyle at the time. This play promises to be an exciting drama that will have its audience on the edge of their seats as it weaves its way through the sometimes brutal realities of Ruth’s daily life and loves.

“The cast will go through an emotional rollercoaster during the performance which is both challenging and exhilarating at the same time” said Director Derek Bull, “In parts, the action and dialogue will give you goose bumps at the senseless brutality of the law at the time. This play is designed to make us think and examine our own lives, even today, which is what great theatre should achieve, and I think this

play does just that.”

The Thrill of Love runs on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March at Sheringham Little Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from their Box Office on 01263 822347 or online at www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com or enquiries@sheringhamlittletheatre.com

Annual Charity Sale for the Canaan Christian Centre

Volunteers are busy collecting unwanted Christmas presents for the annual sale which raises money for a Ukraine orphanage to give children a summer holiday and also local children in north Norfolk.

The sale is on Saturday 14 March in the Parish Hall opposite Boots in Cromer from 9.30am - 2.30pm. Homemade refreshments including lunch will be served

Stalls include new gifts books,, crafts, DVDs, toys, toiletries, furniture, etc. If you have gifts to contribute to the sale, bring them on the day.

Music provided by Ukelele group, soloists and singers. Details from Evelyn 01263 478372


Garden Birds - An illustrated talk by Mike Toms on Thursday 20 February at Cley Village Hall at 7.30pm. A joint meeting of NWT North Norfolk Group and Cley Bird Club. £2 members (NWT or CBC) £3 non-members including refreshments. No need to book, just come along.



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A mini film festival, at ‘The Venue’ Holt Community & Arts Centre, over the weekend of the 21, 22 and 23 February featuring/celebrating films connected with Norfolk/East Anglia, increasing the sense of Holt as a festival destination for the arts.

Yes, of course, you could just sit at home and watch most of these films on DVD, but there is something about watching a film in company, about sharing an experience – be it laughter, horror, joy, love or surprise – that is special. And something about seeing films on a big screen that adds to the experience and occasion. So, as an antidote to February’s cold and dreary days, and long-drawn-out evenings, why not come and share the joy of cinema, in congenial company with food and refreshments available.

FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY 6pm – Opening reception with drinks and finger food. 7.15pm – Interview with Jonathan Blagrove by Anwen Hurt. with a refreshment break followed by 8.30pm – 10.00pm ‘The Final Reel’ (directed by Jonathan Blagrove), 1hr 42mins

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SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY 10.30am – 12.30pm – ‘Lucy Lavers – Return to Dunkirk 75 years on’ (directed by Jeremy Brettingham) with a pre-film discussion, about the project, between Jeremy Brettingham and Simon Garnier (Trustee of Rescue Wooden Boats) Lunch – Soup and cheese scone or quiche and salad 2pm – 4pm – ‘Drowning by Numbers’ (directed by Peter Greenaway) (18) 1hr 58mins A 5pm – 7pm – ‘In Love with Alma Cogan’ Saturday 29th February 2020 (written and directed by Tony Britten) (12a) 1hr 39mins, introduced by Anwen Hurt Sunday 1st March 2020 (Producer and Casting Director of the film) 7pm – 8pm – Crowd pleasing curry Monday 2nd March 2020 available 8pm – 10pm – ‘Widow's Walk’ (written and directed by Alexandra Boyd) (15) 1h 37min

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SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY 11am – 1.15pm – ‘Akenfield’ (a film made by Peter Hall) (12) Film 1hr 38mins ‘Akenfield Revisited’ 39 mins 1pm – 2.30pm Sunday Lunch (to be booked in advance) 2.30pm – 4.30pm – ‘All The King’s Men’ (directed by Julian Jarrold) (15) 1hr 49 mins 4.30 – 5.30pm – Tea and cake available 5.30pm – 7.30pm – ‘The Go Between’ (directed by Joseph Losey) (PG) 1hr 58mins

The Macmillan Mammoth Quiz

We are holding our Annual Macmillan Mammoth Quiz on Thursday 27th February at The Robin Hood, Sheringham. The quiz starts at 8.30 and is in two parts with light refreshments at half-time. Suggested donation is £2.50 per player with teams of any size. This is a fun night with a small prize for the winning team. There will also be a raffle - donations very welcome. You can book a table if you have a meal before the quiz - please ring 01263 820291. Otherwise, please arrive early to get a seat as this is a poplar event. Please ring Diane on 01263 823889 if you have any queries..

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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 70 years the local RAFA Branch has provided comradeship and social activities for former members of the RAF and their supporters. Members meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Sheringham Learning Hub (main road side of Tesco) Sheringham or at a social event. Contact Jack Broughton on 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 café-style. 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, Mondays 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. Diana 01263 513569 Chris 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@cromer-church.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 2pm-3.45pm 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. All abilities welcome. Players on holiday are welcome too, so join us for a session, instruments available. Phil Rolph 07759 575216 philrolph@btinternet.com 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 2nd Thursday of every month (except August) at the Village Hall, Bodham NR25 6AD. 2pm - 4.30pm. Free parking side of the hall. We love anything to do with dolls houses and anything miniature. 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 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 Art at Hempstead every Tuesday in the Village Hall 10am to 12midday. Beginners welcome. Tutor Mike Thody MA. Call Mike 01263 711282 email mikthody@aol.com Bridge at Weybourne Village Hall on Tuesdays 1.45pm - no need to bring a partner, all abilities welcome. 01263 515588 or 07810 155553 North Norfolk Writers Group - we aim to bring together and support creative writers in the North Norfolk area. To promote further learning, mutual support and combat isolation among our members. We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday afternoon of the month at Merchants Place in Cromer. Email NorthNorfolkWritersGroup@gmail.com or leave contact info with Merchants Place. Supported by: CAN Connect.

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Say Cheeese!

Salt to taste Pepper to taste Tsp Italian herbs or thyme (optional) Heaped tblsp poppy seeds Tblsp ground flaxseed Handful of flaked almonds, broken up Hpd tblsp spelt flour 2 hpd tblsp finely grated parmesan cheese 75ml extra virgin olive oil 200ml very hot water

In an effort to wean myself and the family off crisps after too much consumption over the festive season, I have come up with these super tasty, healthy and savoury oat cakes, which are full of good ingredients and very easy to make.

They are heavenly on a cheese board, or a great accompaniment to home made soups, as a change from bread, and so are very handy for anyone like me who is trying to cut down on their wheat intake. True there is spelt flour in there, but it is a much easier flour to digest than regular wheat flour, and consequently kinder to your tummy. Medium oatmeal can be purchased cheaply at most health food stores, and ground flaxseed can be obtained from Lidls cheaply, and also at many other supermarkets, although prices do vary.

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You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need much parmesan to get that wonderful rich, sharp flavour, so either get a small amount from the cheese counter, or shop savvy again at Lidls. With the addition of tasty poppy seeds, you have an oatcake choc full of fibre and heart healthy olive oil â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so much better for you than crisps!

desired size, and place onto floured baking trays into a preheated oven on 180° for approximately 25 mins, or until lightly golden and cooked through. â&#x2014;? Cool on a wire rack, and keep in an airtight container for up to a week, or freeze on the day. Carolyn Burn


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Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s On... Cyrano De Bergerac NT LIVE Theatre Screening

Thursday Feb 20th

A love story about a man who seems to have it all â&#x20AC;&#x201C; intelligence, wit, physical prowess and a big heart, but has a nose big enough to prevent him from winning the hand of his true love Roxanne. Film giant James McAvoy lends his acting talent to the stage, leading a diverse cast of 18


Saturday Feb 29th

World Premiere musical stage-work The text of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mankindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was written and first played in East Anglia around 1465 It is a lively social satire. The music draws on neo-classicism and folk-music, following a style of musical theatre developed by Brecht and Kurt Weill in the 1920s, and later taken on by Britten in such works as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Noyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fluddeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

The Thrill Of Love 6th & 7th March

A Stage Direct Production A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth Ellis works in the kind of nightclubs where thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than just a drink on offer. Why does this end in a charge of murder?

Origin of Species Sunday 8th March

A Tangram Theatre production The Origin of Species tells the remarkable story of how Charles Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution, and why it took him over twenty years to publish his theory The show is packed with big ideas, terrible puns, brilliant physical comedy and six cracking original songs about everything from blasted boring barnacles to the perils of marrying your cousin.


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From Duncan Baker, Member of Parliament for North Norfolk I would like to start by thanking all those who voted for me in the recent General Election. A 14,000 strong majority was a clear mandate from North Norfolk to get Brexit done, and to move forward with addressing the many important issues you talked to me about during the election campaign.

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pleased to say that within weeks Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing just that. The EU Withdrawal Agreement has been passed and, on 31 January, we will leave the European Union with the votes of the 58.9% in North Norfolk finally respected. Both locally and in Westminster, my team is taking shape. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud to have a constituency office in North Walsham â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where I have had so much support during the last year. Soon I will look forward to hosting regular surgeries around the constituency.

North Norfolk will be my first priority. In these first few weeks I have hit the ground running, working hard on behalf of many constituents. You may have seen me asking questions in the House about improving our ambulance response times, protecting our farming community, the environment, and what the government is doing to help our High Streets.

I have met with Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to discuss the urgent issues surrounding ambulance response times, the need for improved facilities at Cromer Hospital (with additional mental health support), and met with local ambulance staff to discuss their concerns and learn how we might provide a more responsive ambulance service for this area. This is being followed up by meeting with the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital chiefs: I want to see our Accident & Emergency unit radically improved, which will benefit many North Norfolk residents.

I have been made the Vice-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on moving towards carbon Net Zero, and am meeting with ministers to urge them to help the farming community who are under serious threat, with some of their irrigation licences being revoked. Of course, every day, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m helping many people with queries and issues, and I am loving meeting incredible constituents all around North Norfolk who do so much for their communities.

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There is much to do, but I am enjoying representing you and trying to make our lives better in our wonderful North Norfolk home.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Duncan Baker, Member of Parliament for North Norfolk

Sheringham Independent Issue 529 14th February 2020

Sheringham Library News

I LOVE SHERINGHAM LIBRARY because … “there is so much going on …” sheringham library Hours

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Day Library Available* Staffed Mon, Tues, 8am – 7pm 10am – 7pm Wed, Fri 8am – 7pm 1pm – 7pm Thursday 8am – 7pm Unstaffed Saturday 8am – 4pm 11am – 4pm Sunday 10am – 4pm Unstaffed *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.

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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: sheringhamlibrary 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 £1 DVD sPeCial oFFer Weekly hire of DVDs are 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 2020 top titles Animals, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, IT: Chapter 2, Rambo: Last Blood, Scarborough, Hustlers, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Mrs Lowry & Son, Ad Astra, Downton Abbey, Hotel Mumbai

Code & Go storytime DigiFest 2020 for aspiring digital minds Join us for a storytime with a digital difference! A perfect introduction to coding for children aged 5-7 at Sheringham Library 3.30-4.30pm on Friday 21st February Find more events & book at www.norfolk.gov.uk/digifest , email iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk or speak to library staff african Drumming, Dance & stories at Sheringham Library with Millicent Chapanda on Wednesday 19 February 10am - 11am. Booking essential £4 per person. Most suitable for 5 -11 year olds 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 10 & 24 March Knit & natter at sheringham library Join Sheringham Norfolk Knitters on 18 or 24 February at 2pm Police Drop in surgery PC Pete Davison will be at Sheringham Library on Monday 17 February 10.30am - 12noon - crime prevention advice, discuss local issues & concerns. Or just pop in to say hello 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 struggling with the internet? Free one hour sessions with our Volunteer Computer Buddy on Mondays 10am - 11am. Booking essential. Please phone 01263 822874 bounce & rhyme time Bounce and Rhyme every Tuesday 10.15am 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 10.45am - 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 Children’s tea-time story-time Story-time 3.45pm - 4.15pm every Wednesday - drop in to listen and share stories with Kate 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.



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Sheringham Independent Issue 529 14th February 2020

Cromer Hospital 2020 Cancer Unit Appeal

1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. It is extremely likely that you or someone you care about has been or will be affected.

Currently, if you reside within North Norfolk and are suspected of having cancer, your diagnosis and treatment will take place at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. However, we are delighted to announce that March 2021 will mark the opening of the new North Norfolk Macmillan Centre at Cromer Hospital. Patients residing in the towns and villages across North Norfolk will then be able to avoid the numerous lengthy journeys to the NNUH, often while feeling unwell. They will have speedy access to first-class diagnosis and treatment of cancer closer to their home.

The new services available will include Prostate Biopsy, Chemotherapy and Oncology. The new Centre will also provide 20,000 clinic, diagnostic and treatment visits per year.

The building cost is being shared by NNUH and Macmillan Cancer Support. Nevertheless, further funding is still required to purchase the highly specialised equipment, furniture etc. at an estimated cost of £500,000. Cromer Community and Hospital Friends (CCAHF) have accepted the challenge of raising this money.

The wonderful generosity of the public over the past year by fundraising and bequests to CCAHF has resulted in raising £150,000 towards our target. However, that leaves us with £350,000 still to raise in the next 12 months – a very ambitious figure for a small charity. We are certain that, with your enthusiastic assistance, we can


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Sheringham Independent Issue 529 14th February 2020

The Gallant Gardener Starting the New Year Well - Growing in Containers

By the time you read this, we will be into February. This is the time of the year that I start to get the itch to sow seeds and plant, looking forward to new crops and displays of flowers.

The first thing I do in the New Year is to buy my seed potatoes, laying them up in seed trays and put them in a cool lit place so that they start to chit! In other words they start to grow shoots that will eventually produce more potatoes.

The second thing is to decide what I am going to grow, with both flowers and vegetables in mind, looking at the catalogues and making a list of types and varieties to try. I used to grow lots of different vegetables and never eat half of them! So the rule is to grow only what you like. A variety of squash which I grew last year called Honey Boat is a very sweet squash and makes wonderful soup, squash chips and will roast. This variety takes no looking after once you have planted it out and I think you would be able to grow this in a container.

The third thing is to get some potatoes in containers for a very early taste. Everybody can grow something in containers, whether they be large pots, wooden boxes, guttering or as I have done used the old plastic rubbish bins. I have cut them down to about two-thirds of their size, you can use plastic compost sacks or any large container. I then drill holes in the side near the bottom, so that they don't dry out completely but there is drainage.

I then fill the bottom with a mixture of compost, manure and soil for about 12â&#x20AC;? or 30cm, take three potatoes preferably an early variety or a salad type that you enjoy eating and lay in about 10 to 12 weeks and then you can dig down and find your new potatoes. Don't tip them all out, just look for the bigger ones and the smaller potatoes will continue to grow, this way you will maximise your crop.

It is surprising what you can grow in containers, on a wall, on a concrete floor using pots or bags, it is endless fun experimenting whether it is peas, beans, rhubarb, salads, fruit or flowers, go on give it a go!

In Africa they use bags a lot for growing and also a system called Keyhole Gardens, where a hole for adding compost is in the middle and will continually feed the garden, look them up on the internet.

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Sheringham Independent Issue 529 14th February 2020

North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

We have had even more requests for help with neutering under our ÂŁ5 Neutering Campaign and some of these cats have already been neutered. We have also been dealing with neutering several more feral cats, some of these with the help of Marian, who was one of our fosterers. Others have turned up at a feral colony where we have previously been involved.

We are happy to advise that Darcy, one of the cats mentioned last time, has now been rehomed and we are keeping our fingers crossed that an enquiry from someone to give Phoebe a new home will mean she will also be leaving us soon. Someone has also shown an interest in Milton and Pearl and we are waiting for them to decide whether they will offer them a home. If this does not materialise there are several other people interested in giving them and the other timid young cats homes too. As mentioned last time, these young cats do need homes with experienced people willing to give them time to settle and adapt to their new surroundings. I was therefore delighted to receive an email from the new family of two of our young cats rehomed by us last year and their owner has given us permission to share their story below :

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freddy and Dolly were both very timid to begin with, it took them quite a few months to be comfortable going outside and not be frightened by the slightest puff of wind, but now they happily come and go and are both great mousers. Freddie is a typical â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, very cuddly, a bit naughty and very greedy. Dolly is still wary of too much handling but loves a back massage and is very sweet natured. They get on well most of the time, chasing each other around the house and garden like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tom and Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; but they have their own favourite places to sleep. Last, but not least, we love them both to bits.â&#x20AC;?

Not only was it lovely to hear how Freddie and Dolly had settled in but we also had news this week on Artful and Spit (now called Olive and

Freddie (on left) and Dolly, looking very relaxed in their new home

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Sheringham Independent Issue 529 14th February 2020

Seaside theatre’s plans for a sparkling diamond anniversary

Six decades of summer drama will be celebrated by a Sheringham Little Theatre this year.

takings, which were up 10pc, provide vital income to help fund the venue’s arts offering – as do the contributions of local councils and corporate sponsors.

Sheringham Little Theatre will mark the 60th anniversary of its popular summer ‘repertory’, which uses a small group of professional actors to stage a series of varied plays from comedies to thrillers.

A special diamond anniversary season will feature five plays from the 1960s to the noughties including Season’s Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn, Out of Order by farce master Ray Cooney, along with Stags and Hens by Educating Rita writer Willy Russell.

But the venue is also planning some anniversary “extras” including a brand new drama penned by up-and-coming playwright James McDermott.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said “Our audiences love traditional farces, but they are mostly from a certain era, and we thought the 60th anniversary was a great chance to bring the format up to date by putting the plot into a contemporary setting. We are hoping to get Arts Council support

Last year the Little Theatre attracted more than 30,000 people to 400 events from live drama and music to cinema and live screenings.

Trustees answer members’ questions during the Sheringham Little Theatre annual general meeting

for this new writing project”

This year’s panto will be Aladdin, and the youth musical group is rehearsing Guys and Dolls for Easter.

Offstage this year the theatre is planning to refurbish its exterior and improve window ventilation in the Hub coffee bar.

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At the Sheringham History Group meeting on 4 March at Sheringham Museum Simon Kinder will explore the fascinating history of Norfolk spies and traitors.

Following the retirement of Father Phil Blamire as Rector of the Weybourne Group of Parishes, the Reverend Frank Clarke was Licensed and Installed as Interim Priest-in-Charge of the group by the Bishop of Lynn, the Right Reverend Jonathan Meyrick, and the Archdeacon of Lynn, the Venerable Ian Bentley, at a service at Weybourne Church on Thursday 23rd January, at which members of the Reverend Frank's family and the congregation were present, together with clergy colleagues.


This year theatre members used the AGM to raise issues including the toilets, and promoting the venue to people in the outlying villages.

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The theatre’s annual general meeting heard the Hub

Licensing and Installation of Reverend Frank Clarke as Interim Priest-in-Charge of the Weybourne Group of Parishes

(l-r) Venerable Ian Bentley, Right Reverend Jonathan Meyrick and Reverend Frank Clarke after the Service

Chairman Richard Ellis reflected on a successful year, only made possible by the “remarkable” combined efforts of a staff team, aided by an army of volunteers and the support of the community. New seating had provided a major improvement in audience comfort, and was carried out following customer feedback.





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Henleys’ great year - 2019 was another fantastic year for Henleys Estate Agents in Cromer.

According to statistics provided by Rightmove, in 2019 Henleys were the top selling and lettings agent in the NR27 postcodes by over 30% to their nearest competitor. To add to their success, Henleys have branched out to North Walsham where their high-profile office stands in the Market Place.

Director Ryan Ratcliffe says, “Being a family business with family values, our clients know that entrusting their biggest asset to local and experienced estate agents is key to not only getting the best possible price but also receiving the highest quality of service.”

Fellow director Jeff Cox goes on to say, “You just have to look at our on-line reviews, going the extra mile is imperative to ensure customer satisfaction. We have also been recognized and awarded Best Estate and Lettings Agent in Norfolk by the national industry publication The Build. The publication mystery shopped Henleys and the service we gave was judged as exemplary and deserving of the award. We are delighted to receive this award.”

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On Tuesday 14 January, after a very tasty lunch, Peter Lawrence gave a fascinating talk called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Beneath the City Streetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

The Anson VX-B (K6183) was the first of Bircham Newtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aircraft to be shot down in World War 2 on 5 September 1939, just two days after Britain declared war on Germany. The story of this plane and its fortunate New Zealand pilot, who survived to become one of the first prisoners of the war, can be read in the RAF Heritage Centre. The Heritage Centre at Bircham Newton has a unique collection of memorabilia from the former Royal Air Force stationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past service, which spanned more than 44 years, including two world wars and the Cold War. On display are photographs and personal memories of servicemen who served there and other related items from its fascinating history.

Peter introduced himself as a former Metropolitan Police officer working in Special Operations at Scotland Yard, looking after the Royal Family and the Embassies. Unusually, he was tasked with investigating underneath the streets of London!

Peter explained that subterranean London comprised a network of rivers (for example, the Westbourne, Tyburn and Fleet), tunnels (including the Tube and the old Post Office railway system, now a tourist attraction) and sewers. Archaeological finds from Roman, Saxon and medieval times reveal the layers of Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, Peter specifically mentioning the Temple of Mithras (which one can see free of charge) and the crypt beneath St Brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church in Fleet Street.

The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Great Stinkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of 1858 led to Joseph Bazalgette building a new government-funded sewer system. The massive project involved using 315 million bricks and 25,000 labourers. Bazalgette also built architecturally amazing pumping stations in strategic places; they were cathedrals to sewage! To support and hide the sewers along the Thames, Bazalgette created the vast embankments that still exist today. The construction work made the river narrower, thus turning the Central London part of the Thames into a canal. At the end of the talk, Peter proposed wryly that we should close the M25 (not his favourite motorway!) and put the traffic underground, acknowledging that using tunnels in this way was not a new idea!

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On behalf of the 38 members present, our Chairman, Dave Williams, thanked Peter for his interesting talk.

The Centre is open from 10am until 4pm with free entrance and car parking. Disabled access and toilets are available. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available.

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.

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Sheringham Independent Issue 529 14th February 2020

Do I do?

by Miranda Marshall, Director, Hayes + Storr

Getting married is a legal contract. that’s why people need a lawyer to get ‘unmarried’; or, at least, the legal system oversees and regulates divorce.

The legal act with the lowest level of mental capacity necessary is that of marrying. That could explain a lot, ha ha; I hear you say!

The Court of Protection, which is the section of the court system which oversees the affairs of those unable to manage them for themselves, has recently granted permission for a 28-yearold man to marry his fiancée, even though he lacks mental capacity to manage his property and affairs.

The groom, called “P” in the reporting of the case, so as to protect his identity, has had learning difficulties since childhood. The loss of his leg in a road traffic accident resulted in him receiving an injury compensation award of £1,500,000. Adrian Mundell, P’s ‘deputy’ (i.e. the person appointed to manage P’s finances) spent P’s compensation on buying P a home and has invested the rest for P.

Early in 2019 P announced his intention to marry a woman, whom he met three years ago and who now lives with him in his home, along with her two children. One is tempted to ask Caroline Aherne’s question, on the eponymous Mrs Merton chat show, to Debbie McGee:


“What was it that first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?”, but that might be unfair.

Adrian had serious concerns about P’s decision to marry, and especially its financial implications. P had made a Will leaving everything to his parents; but as marriage revokes a Will, P would be intestate and his new wife his primary beneficiary, if P died. Adrian felt he had to take steps and so applied to the Court to prevent the marriage. As a reason he gave P’s privately-expressed indecision about the marriage and the doctor’s assessment that P is easily persuaded, has difficulty saying ‘no’, is very vulnerable and is open to being exploited. Adrian was concerned that P did not understand that if he married, and then divorced, his wife would have a financial claim. Adrian applied to the Court for a declaration that P did not have mental capacity to marry.

The judge did not agree. He noted that P had already been considered to have capacity to make a Will, for which the necessary degree of mental capacity is ‘higher than that needed validly to contract a marriage’. He said that people can have capacity to marry, without needing to understand how divorce financial arrangements work.

The judge said that the amount of P’s

compensation had been for his needs alone, and so, if the marriage went ahead and then ended in divorce, the scope of the claim of the wife would “necessarily be extremely limited”. The judge added that there were numerous legal authorities which have emphasised the near-immunity of a personal injury award from a divorce financial claim, and so, the divorcing-wife’s claim would be limited to relieving her serious financial hardship only.

And so, let us hope that they both live happily ever after.

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Find me a woman in her 40s who doesn’t want to knock a few years off her appearance!

With many friends now in their late forties, several have snuck off to have various forms of cosmetic enhancement, whether it be dental implants/whitening, breast implants or the odd dose of Botox.

As for me, both bank balance and intuition advised to grow old gracefully!

But all worthy intentions fast evaporated when the opportunity came to visit Dr Gheyi at the Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic. What I really wanted him to tackle was something that no amounts of facials (a private addiction) seemed able to fade – horrible, horrible age spots.

From my early forties, these dark freckles have been multiplying. I’ve already got the hands of an octogenarian, but hands don’t really bother me. It’s the face that counts. I can just about grin and bear laughter lines, and gravity’s pull hasn’t yet begun in earnest, but these dark spots really annoy me. I’ve tried every concealer imaginable – and none of them work. If anything, they highlight the problem.

Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic is situated in new buildings just outside Wroxham. Dr Sanjay Gheyi is the man in charge, and the fact that he is a practicing GP four days a week at Coltishall Surgery, and regularly attends medical conferences worldwide on the subject of cosmetic enhancement, is immensely reassuring. The clinic boasts some pretty hefty equipment – and the last thing one wants is a novice at the driving wheel! We’ve all heard horror stories of how relatively simple procedures can go wildly wrong!

For the first session, Dr Gheyi did an overview of my skin, focussing on the age spots. He explained he could treat them with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) which would fade them, if not cause them to disappear completely. He also stressed the need to wear sun screen each and every day of the year. But I do wear sunscreen, Doctor, honest. He pointed out that it’s often easy to forget the sides of one’s face when applying cream of any type – which is exactly where my sun spots are appearing.


Dr Gheyi took some particularly ghastly photos of the age spots, which he blew up and showed me on screen. This was by far the worst part of the session - a brown spot which maybe measures 3 millimetres at most was suddenly expanded to 30cms in diameter – and looked like a nasty explosion of molten toffee. Photo session over, Dr Gheyi asked me to hop up onto the couch, and relax. He wanted to test the IPL procedure out on me to see how I’d react.

Whilst I put on the black-out glasses, Dr Gheyi explained what IPL actually is. Intense pulsed light is a broadband light within the visible spectrum. To a lay person, it amounts to short sharp bursts of very, very bright light. No UVA or UVB is involved, and the treatment is utterly safe. The IPL laser machine is top spec – rather than one of the cheaper portable versions that beauty salons tend to use.

The IPL laser machine began to hum into action and Dr Gheyi fiddled with various buttons to set it to deliver the correct duration of pulse, and strength of light energy for my skin. He then did a test run on the largest of the spots. The sensation was rather like an elastic band twanging on one’s skin – not exactly painful, just a little strange. The area was a bit hot and tingly for a couple of hours afterwards but soon settled down. I was told to avoid sun for the next 48 hours, and to rebook for a follow-up session when treatment would commence in earnest! In the meantime, I could expect the age spot that had been zapped to possibly turn browner, before beginning to fade. At best, Dr Gheyi said the pigment might rise to the surface, and simply flake off.

Two weeks later, by which time the spot had definitely faded, I turned up for a full session with Dr Gheyi. This time the IPL machine was set to a slightly higher level, and the zapping process began in earnest! Again, there was no discomfort during or after the treatment which lasted a mere ten minutes, and in next to no time I was back in Norwich trying out the various tester potions that Dr Gheyi had given me. They’re all made by the American company, Agera, and amounted to a facial cleanser, a serum, a retinol based cream, a moisturizer and a sun block. This is skin care with expertise but without frills – the products are unscented and highly tested/medically researched. I used them for a week. In all honesty, I can say that my skin felt a lot smoother than usual, and the sunscreen in particular was brilliant – non-greasy, and making my skin feel silky

Three weeks later, I returned for my final session. By this time the offending spot had faded to being almost unnoticeable, and when I happened to mention where I was going to friends and family, and then pointed to the offending age spot, I was met with looks suggesting I was mad to worry about such an inconsequential blot! A final blast with the IPL, and within two weeks, just in time for Christmas, the sun spots had gone!

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RAF Air Defence Radar Museum - Grant from Love of the Broads

The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum is proud to announce the success of a recent application for grant funding from Love of the Broads. The grant will initially be used to record volunteers' memories in regard to their service years at RRH Neatished.

Stage two of this project will be recording visitors and former Neatishead personnel who may wish to share similar stories. Manager Lynn Kerslake said she was delighted that this project has now come to fruition.

Grateful thanks go to Love of the Broads as it now gives the Museum funding to purchase relative equipment and funding to display these precious memories both in digital/audio format.

Accepting the cheque in January in the Cold War Room at the Museum was Trustees Carl Lamb and Nick Farmer, along with Peter Howe from Love of the Broads.

The RAF Air Defence & Radar Museum needs you!

Last year the RAF Radar Museum in Neatishead had another very successful year.

Not only did we celebrate being open for 25 years but we grew in volunteers . We are open 4 days a week (and each Bank Holiday Monday) and we need more volunteers to join our happy band of over 60 women and men who help keep us going. We are looking especially for people to help in our lovely cafe on a Saturday and as room guides.

We seek volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life. Our current team has women and men ranging from 18 to 80. We can guarantee that you will have an enjoyable time and make new friends and you will be helping a charity to keep going and help us continue to provide an award-winning experience to our visitors. We offer our volunteers a friendly place to come to and we organise an annual trip and a Christmas lunch as a thank you for all your time, plus there are free teas and coffees always available in the crew room.

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The Shannocks could not steal a March At Weybourne Road this week; The lads put tonnes of effort in But goals - we could not seek.

Somehow, after the 'move' on Cox A yellow card was shown, Which from the angered travelling fans Caused more than just a moan!

The visitors from Cambridgeshire Were organised and strong, And, down the Splash end - noisily Their fans burst into song!

The best chance of the half arrived Not long before the break, A free header inside the box Mulbarton could not take.

After clipping our far post The Hares soon took the lead: A low ball drilled across the box Was poked home with tame speed.

The best during the second came When Cheese went charging through; The keeper saved it well, before The home team's courage grew. The tackles made were fiery, And finishing: quite poor, But then, with just thirteen to go Unlocked was our backdoor.

Jacko made a brilliant save When through the Wanderers dashed, And at the far post, Tom Amos Poked home - as in they cashed. The Reds pushed forward in the hope Of finding their reward, And if there had been one, it would Have looked a harsh scoreboard! The clock seemed to tick rapidly And for time - out we ran; Competing with the league's best side We've proven, though, we can! Next week, although in February March we will take on; For a top-four finish, dreams Shall stay; they have not gone!


Close to the break, 1-0 it was March goalscorer, Craig Gillies, Knocked the wind out of our sails And gave home fans the willies!

The restart saw the wind gain strength Intense it was, for sure; It must have been because March players Kept falling to the floor! The Reds fought on, but no goal came Their net could not be found, In fact, the best chance of the half Went whizzing out the ground!

March Town pushed up - clean through they ran With time to pick a spot; But high and wide it fizzed towards The Splash pool yoga lot! The Hares held on to claim three points, It was one of "those" games; With Boycey and Crosby missing We missed our bigger names!

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Wednesday 26 Feb - 10.30am - Beeston Common Amble - Grade 2 - Approx. 2½ Miles.

A relaxed pace walk on a mixture of dirt, grass, woodland and concrete paths with gentle/moderate gradients. Meet at Priory Maze CP, Cromer Rd., Sheringham, NR26 8SF.

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