Sheringham Independent May 2022

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The Sheringham Independent

We are Recruiting!

The Sheringham & District Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association was formed in 1950 and today has a Membership of 87, but regretfully we are a generation of the past, only seven of our members are under the age of 65 and staggeringly our average age is 85. Not being put off by this we hold regular social events, which attract an average of well over 30 members, plus guests who are always welcome!

May 2022

Easter Lunch event at the Pheasant Hotel, Kelling Not every ex-military service person receives a pension, State Pensions are not keeping pace with inflation and medical services are becoming more difficult to access. RAFA, if possible, will assist in accessing support services and if necessary, provide assistance, no ex-RAF service person or their family should be disadvantaged.

The long-term concern is about the likely future of the Branch, which would now seem to have few long-term prospects unless new, younger members can be recruited. We need your support - now!

We know there many ex-RAF service personnel and their families living in Sheringham, Holt and Cromer and in villages in North Norfolk – join us to help ensure your own future as you will be old one day! For information about your local RAFA Branch please contact: Jack Broughton, 01263 479507 or

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Crossword John

Ivor Duncan who liked to be known as John, died suddenly on 20th March.

I think it was about 25 years ago when I first met John.

I must’ve already said hello to him and his little dog Murray many a time on my walks at sunset.

The first time we chatted was on the Hill overlooking the Sheringham golf course, and John mentioned he’d been doing cryptic crosswords for years, he’d won prizes for his solutions, and also for clues he himself had thought up, and I asked him to give me one of his favourite clues.

I wrote it down and walked down the hill pondering on it, and when I reached the. bottom of the hill, EUREKA, I suddenly got the answer, and I shouted out to John, who I saw was still on the top of the hill, “John, NINCOMPOOP! “John waved his arms and shouted back CORRECT! Some other walkers looked somewhat puzzled by this. From then on, I called him Crossword John, as I knew so many other Johns.

He was kind and thoughtful, for example, Sarah, who works at the Break charity shop, told me how one afternoon he appeared at the door of the shop dressed in silver-service waiter’s garb, white napkin over his arm,

and carrying a tea-tray laden with High Tea: silverware and bone china, scones and all. He served the tea to her and her assistant as a surprise as he knew it was her birthday. What a lovely gesture!

And, one night quite recently John came across an elderly man sprawled across the wet and cold pavement; he had collapsed and couldn’t stand. John wrapped the man in his coat, called emergency services, and then waited with the man for several hours until help arrived.

John got up early every day to buy a newspaper and other things for his disabled neighbour. He did washing and gardening for a neighbour, he lent friends money and clothing and equipment, and I know, sometimes he didn’t get things back.

John, in his latter years, supplemented his pension by delivering magazines, and he cleaned holiday cottages, and I well know how conscientiously, fastidiously, he carried out these tasks, so often doing much more than what was needed.

John was a good citizen. I was one of very few who knew that for years in summer evenings he voluntarily cleaned the beach from

Sheringham to about halfway to Weybourne. From the clifftop I photographed him and Murray collecting the rubbish and I asked him if he’d mind if I wrote a short article for a local magazine about him including the photo with the caption Do You Know This Man? But even if I didn’t mention his name, he was reluctant to let me do this.

John was passionate about injustice. Issues like the Sub-postmasters’ scandal, Hillsborough and The Birmingham Six case horrified him, and he read extensively about these cases. Lastly, John was a good actor, mimic, and raconteur. Once I asked him to relate a joke to friends, and this he did, brilliantly, and my friends had the best laugh they’d had for many a day. He helped in amateur dramatics, and he could put on a right plummy posh voice and quote Shakespeare most impressively. He also played his drums at weekly singalongs for senior citizens in the Little Theatre.

So, my memories of Crossword John are of his intelligence, his passion for justice and his compassion for people and animals, his good citizenship, and his flair for acting, for drumming, for miming and for telling a joke. I’ll miss him. Eileen (his sister) and David will miss him. Sheringham will miss him; and as (ex-Tesco) Richard said we’ll miss the light John brought to Sheringham, referring both to his character and to the colourful lights he had in his house and garden. John was a colourful and lovable character.

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A Note from the editor

Salthouse Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk.

The Platinum Jubilee weekend is almost upon us, the Queen is the first British monarch to have reigned for 70 years, quite an achievement! Most of us get to give up work and enjoy a leisurely retirement. There are lots of celebrations happening to mark this once-in-a-lifetime event.

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Do look in the forthcoming events for something near you.

On 5 April, after an excellent lunch at the Links Hotel in West Runton, we enjoyed a talk by Stephen Scott-Fawcett on the topic of “Nepal – now and in the future”. He visited Nepal in 2005 and many times since, and his wife is Nepalese.

If you prefer to mark the occasion in a quieter fashion and do something to benefit the environment, why not ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’? This is the Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting initiative to create a legacy to benefit people, wildlife and the environment for the future.

He began by giving us some basic facts about Nepal, e.g., it is about half the size of the UK, with a population also about half the size of ours. Geographically there are three main areas: the high Himalayas close to the northern border, then the central ‘hilly’ area (to us still mountainous!), and the fertile plains in the south. 123 languages are spoken and about half of the population speak official Nepali. 80% of the population is Hindu. Until about 1860 Nepal was a collection of many small kingdoms, which thereafter gradually merged and in 1923 Nepal became a single independent nation. Politically it has had its problems, for instance the civil war in the late 1990s and early 2000s and also there is the need for more widely available educational and employment opportunities. The population is patriarchal in many ways, although in the home it is the women who have the say! Transportation is a problem, which is not surprising given the mountainous terrain.

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You can even register your tree on the QGC map and if you are planting as a school or community group, you can have a free tree delivered during the planting season this year.

Whatever you are up to over the Jubilee weekend, bunting at the ready! Enjoy your May magazine.

Jo – Editor.

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Natural disasters are also a threat; Nepal is prone to earthquakes (the last was in 2015) and also to mudslides during the monsoon season. Global warming has led to increased snow melt in the mountains, with a build-up of water behind dams, so if any of these should break, the consequences would be disastrous. So, Nepal faces a number of very significant challenges. After some questions from members, the chairman thanked Simon for his very interesting talk.

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Retro Comedy Comes to Sheringham

A hit West End comedy from the 1980s is coming to Sheringham Little Theatre this June. Described by The Guardian as ‘the most enjoyable piece of theatre seen in months’, One O’clock from the House revolves around the increasingly hilarious events immediately following the unexpected death of the head of a dysfunctional family.

Frank Vickery’s rich dialogue, and beautifully drawn comic characters, soon weave their spell as the audience is taken on a journey featuring almond-free almond cakes, a pet shopping trolley called Rover, and a cruel posthumous joke. Audiences as far and wide as Australia have been thoroughly entertained watching this ordinary family gradually fracture, as it becomes progressively consumed by selfishness and greed!

‘One O’clock from the House’, is being presented by local amateur theatre company, Stage Direct who recently mounted the successful production of ‘Miss Marble Takes a Break’ at the same venue.

Performances will be 16th-18th June commencing at 7.30pm: tickets are available from the Sheringham Little Theatre box office and online at This production is a fundraiser for the Little Theatre!

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North Norfolk u3a ‘Summer Happenings’

time in your life (not necessarily chronological) when you can undertake learning for its own sake. Members are certainly not working towards qualifications they’re simply learning for pleasure. There is no distinction between learners and teachers – everyone could take a turn at being both if they wished.

The North Norfolk ‘u3a’ is 30 years old this year and to celebrate it is holding three events to mark the occasion.

Because the North Norfolk ‘u3a’ covers a large geographical area they will be spread out over the county: Fakenham in May, Sheringham in July and Cromer in September.

If you didn’t know the ‘U3A’ started in France at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Toulouse in 1973. The UK ‘u3a’ movement is based loosely on the French model and aims to encourage groups of people in their third age to come together and continue their enjoyment of learning in subjects of interest to them.

Members of the u3a will be invited to one of the three informal gatherings which will provide the opportunity to socialise with old friends, meet with new and enjoy afternoon tea. The National ‘u3a’ organisation, the Third Age Trust, came into being forty years ago so it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the ‘u3a’ both locally and nationally.

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In the Loop with Sheringham Town Council Annual Parish Meeting (APM)

Our sincere thanks to all the residents who attended the APM on 26th April. We had a great turnout, and it was fantastic to be able to report everything the Council is currently working on and our exciting plans for the future. It was even more inspiring to hear what local groups and organisations are doing – Sheringham in Bloom, Carnival Committee, Playing for Cake, Sheringham & District Society, Experience Sheringham, Little Theatre, Woodfields School, Sheringham Community Art Project – to name a few. It is amazing just how much goes on in Sheringham, and to learn just how many volunteers give up so much of their time to support the local community. The meeting minutes will be available on the website shortly. We would encourage everyone to take a read.


We are currently looking at making improvements to our website. If there is anything you would like to see on the site that is not already there, please do let us know. Our aim is for the website to contain lots of information but also to make it

easy for residents to find. We want the website to be a good user-friendly community resource.

All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend all meetings.

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We have received several tenders for the new street lighting and a decision will be made at the May Council meeting with regards to a contractor. We are aware that there are a few lights which need maintenance but as we are about to have the lights replaced, we do not consider it best practice to spend a lot of money on maintenance. Any light issues that are a health & safety concern will be repaired. Please bear with us. • Planning Committee meeting. 17th May, 7pm, Community Centre. • Full Council meeting. 17th May, 7.30pm, Community Centre. • Councillor surgeries – 28th June, 30th August, 25th October, 13th December. 6-7pm, Community Centre. Come along and talk to us about any concerns you have or just pop in to meet us and have a chat.

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May at the Museum of the Broads

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Wednesday 25th May – 7.00pm: One of the best documentaries you’ll ever see. An incredible story brilliantly told “THE RESCUE” chronicles the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, trapped deep inside a flooded cave. 2021 (12)

Now the Museum is open, it’s a perfect place to bring family and friends. Situated at the historic Stalham Staithe, there is nowhere better to sit and watch the river either in our sunny café area or outside. We sell drinks, ice creams and confectionary, and you are welcome to bring a picnic too.

Wednesday 6th June – 7.00pm: BAFTA WINNER - Warms Your Heart “BELFAST” 2022 (12) starring Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds and introducing Jude Hill. A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.

Wednesday 22nd June – 7.00pm: Based on Incredible True Events “SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT” 2021 (12) starring Eddie Izzard, Carla Juri, James D’Arcy, David Schofield with Jim Broadbent and Jud Dench. UK, Aug. 15, 1939: 17 days before WWII, an English teacher and his camera disappear from a coastal boarding school with 20 German teen girls. Miller gets the job six days later, secretly trying to find out what happened.

For a unique river trip, book seats on either our steamboat, Falcon, or our accessible electric boat, Marsh Harrier and enjoy spotting wildlife or just relaxing on the water.

Bodham & Beckham Horticultural Show

The Museum has new displays and our special exhibition, From Sails to Blades – How wind power shaped the Broads, is proving popular. There are trails and activities for families and dogs are welcome too!

(This year it really is going to take place so make a note in your diary!) Saturday 23rd July 2022 at Bodham & Beckham Village Hall Entries accepted on show day from 8.00 to 11.15am Open for viewing from 2.15 until 3.20pm An auction of any donated produce and handicrafts will follow at approximately 3.20pm Raffle and Refreshments The schedules will be delivered to Bodham and Beckham residents late May early June. The Show is open to all so if anyone requires additional schedules for family or friends, who don't live in Bodham or Beckham please contact us on: Tel: 01263 588235, email: Shirley & Alan Prince

And if you’re after a bargain, come and visit our Boat and Fishing Jumble sale on Saturday 14 May from 0930 to 1230. It’s just £1 entry per person.

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The growth of Sheringham as a Resort

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Wednesday, June 1st Doors open 7.00

Talk 7.30

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Cromer Road, Sheringham meets the 2nd Thursday of the month. Thursday 12th May 2022 at 2.30pm will be a quiz afternoon. Our June meeting will be on Thursday 9th June at 2.30pm and the speaker will be Ross Wordie who will give a talk entitled: How Lucky are we to be here!

Open to anyone of any age. Please contact Anne Barker (01263) 824887 or for further details.

Sing Your Heart Out

Sing Your Heart Out North is a singing workshop for health and well-being which meets at The Lighthouse Cromer Road Sheringham.

They have started in person workshops again. No need to book, just turn up and you will receive a warm welcome. Sessions run between 2pm and 3.30pm.

The dates for summer are: Mondays 16th May, 23rd May, 30th May, 13th June, 20th June, 27th June, 28th July, 22nd August Sheringham Horticultural Society

Thursday May 19th Julia Staffford-Allen The National Garden Scheme

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Forthcoming Events - May 2022

Sheringham and District Society

Sunday 15th May 4pm

Celebration of Bells Evensong.

at All Saints Upper Sheringham. All are invited to join us for a Celebration of Bells Evensong. The Right Reverend Dr Jane Steen, the Bishop of Lynn will be present during the service and will dedicate the glass balustrade. The bells will be available before and after the service for bellringers to come along and have a ring on our beautifully restored bells. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday 15th May 3.00pm until 6.00pm

Folk at Weybourne Village Hall.

Singers, musicians, poets etc. and audience all welcome. Join in or just listen. £1.00 entrance. Bring your own drinks/snacks. Tea/coffee available. Further info if required from Tony Baylis 01263 588781 or

Saturday 14th May / Saturday 21st May at 2.15 or Tuesday 24th May at 6.30. “Come-and-Try” Croquet at Bodham Croquet Club, Playing Field, Bodham NR25 6QG. No charge. All equipment provided; please wear soft shoes. Further info if required from Barry 01263 715878

Friday 27th May All Saints Church Gresham, at 7.00pm, Dr Simon Cotton is coming to give a talk titled, Building the Mediaeval Norfolk Church - the building and its furnishings. It’s free of charge as we’re being sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will include complimentary refreshments afterwards.

Saturday 28th May 10am-12noon NR25 7BX

Langham Bring & Buy Coffee Morning

This event will be held in the churchyard if the weather is fine or we could be inside the church or in the Village Hall, so keep a look out for posters and flags! There will be books, bric a brac, gifts cakes and a raffle plus refreshments. If anyone would like to bake a cake or bring along books, gifts, small bric-a-brac or a raffle prize, all will be gratefully received. If you would like to help on a stall, do get in touch. Proceeds are for Langham Church General Fund. We look forward to seeing you. Ann Sherriff 01328 830605

Sat 4th & Sun 5th June 10am to 4pm. North Norfolk Creative Makers' Market

The Church Room, Aldborough NR11 7AA. Textiles, photography, painting, prints, jewellery, resin, wood turning, handmade soaps & balms. Serving tea, coffee & fabulous homemade cakes.

Our next Coffee Morning talk on Thursday 26th May will be given by Paul Richmond. Paul will talk about Enterprise Sheringham, a new initiative for the town, which it is hoped will involve organisations such as ours, not just businesses. Paul was involved for many years in the Chamber of Trade and played an active part in Sheringham Regeneration from 2004. The doors of St Joseph’s Church Hall open at 10 am for coffee or tea and delicious cake. All welcome.

At the April event Gary Italiaander made a welcome return with insights into the Steinway Piano Company through his personal experiences. Using a series of photos and short videos, he went through the many fascinating, highly skilled stages in the creation of the famous grand piano, from the wood to the beautifully – and sometimes customised finished article. Together with celebrity cameos and by playing short pieces on the harmonica and piano, Mr. Italiaander created impressions of music that were enthusiastically received by an appreciative audience.

The society is still seriously short of volunteers after the hiatus of the Covid lockdowns. Before Covid we were able to welcome visitors to the Lifeboat Museum and Shell Gallery between noon and 4 pm nearly every day during the summer season, usually with volunteers doing two hours each, but on some days now we are unable to open at all.

At our recent AGM our long-serving Chairman, Peter Strudwick, stood down, becoming Vice Chairman and we welcomed a new Treasurer, Barry Blacklock. Peter and our retiring Treasurer, Barbara Emery, were presented with gift vouchers in appreciation for their long periods of service.




Sheringham Independent May 2022

“No Fault” Divorce is now happening From 6 April 2022 the most radical reform of divorce law for decades came into operation.

Previously a divorce could only be based upon “fault” with a husband or wife blaming the other for the breakdown of their marriage. That has now changed and is no longer required.

The new law includes significant changes in terminology that Solicitors and clients will need to come to terms with. More fundamentally however is the potential for a divorce to take place on a joint application and ending the possibility of someone seeking to defend the divorce.

There is now a minimum period of 20 weeks from the commencement of the divorce to the application for a Conditional Order (previously Decree Nisi).

This is to enable a cooling off period and time for reflection whether it is actually referred to that or not in the legislation. It remains to be seen whether reflection will take place because the vast majority of people starting a divorce will have come to the conclusion that they wanted a divorce before the proceedings were started rather than mid-point. There then remains the same six-week period between

the Conditional Order (Decree Nisi) and Final Order (Decree Absolute) as previously.

A minimum period of 26 weeks now applies to a divorce. This is about the length of time that a divorce was taking place under the old legislation although with all these timescales it is subject to potential difficulties with the digital format and procedure that the Court now has.

There is also the potential for a Respondent to try to delay a divorce by not acknowledging receipt of the application but the opportunities to delay or try to stop a divorce are much more limited under the new rules and procedure.

Overall, the aim is to try to ensure that the divorce itself can take place more amicably. The position remains that in most cases it is rare for a husband and a wife both to want a divorce and it is often only one party that is seeking this whereas the other might be reluctant or not want the divorce at all.

What the new rules do however is to prevent a spouse from defending the divorce and so it is hoped that animosity is prevented over the actual divorce itself. It does not change the situation regarding disputed arrangements for children or financial matters which still have to be dealt with although if the divorce itself is dealt with more amicably the hope is that ancillary aspects are not going to be soured

right from the outset by allegations made in the actual divorce.

If you are considering starting a divorce application or are already in the process of making one, our family department here at Clapham & Collinge are here to provide you with advice and support for any queries you may have regarding the new legislation.

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CHESS PROBLEMS by Dr Cedric Lytton 301. Isaak Birbrager, 1 Pr. Shakmaty v SSSR, 1950

301. Mate in two moves

302. Sam Loyd, Musical World, 1860

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302. Mate in two moves

Solution to No. 301: 1. Qa1, threat 2. Qxd4. 1… Kxb42. Rb7; 1… Bxe4 2. Rc7; 1… Kd6 2. Rd7; 1… Be3 2. Rf7; 1… Rd3 2. Rg7. And of course, 1… Rxe7+ 2. Bxe7. Beautifully engineered Pelle theme; five discovered mates by the pinned white R, three by double check when the black Bc6 defends or the black K takes one of his flights (one given by the excellent Key), two more as shut-offs when one of two defensive pieces moves away.

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No. 302 is one for the numerous local OTB players recently featured in this magazine and in several recent issues of Town & Country News, and indeed all local chess players.

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So get cracking, it should be an easy solve from the diagram and minutes could decide the winner!

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Holt Festival

Saturday 23rd to Saturday 30th July 2022

The Holt Festival is returning in 2022 with another packed programme of outstanding entertainment. As ever, we have an eclectic mix of the performing arts, from classical to world music, poetry, talks and comedy. There will also be a very special art exhibition featuring John Craxton and Pablo Picasso, and including works by Lucian Freud and Alberto Giacometti, among others. There will also be the annual Sir John Hurt and Sworders art prizes, with the addition of the new Charlotte Fraser ceramics prize. Highlights this year include the effervescent bestselling author Marian Keyes, talking about her latest book, Again, Rachel. Antiques expert and teatime TV favourite from Antiques Road Trip and FLOG IT! Paul Martin, tells us about his passion for beautiful furniture. Writer, poet and national treasure Lemn Sissay reads from his Sunday Times bestselling memoir, My Name Is Why. While world music lovers will be blown Gifts in Wills away by the infectious enthusiasm and joy fund 1 in 4 of of Guinean master musician N’famady our missions Kouyaté and his full band line up on the last night. Find out how you can

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Aylsham Open Gardens Weekend 18th and 19th June 2022

Gardens in Aylsham will be open over the weekend of 18th and 19th of June. We are pleased to be able to welcome everyone back to this event after a two-year break.

During that time people have been working hard in their gardens, completing new projects to make them interesting, beautiful and inviting. We have over 12 gardens open, half of these are new to the event, so lots of new things to see.

will be an artist’s studio open in one of the gardens, another will be demonstrating how to create and care for bonsai and on the Saturday Eve’s Hill Vegco market garden in Aylsham will be joining the event and be open to the public for a tour and a talk.

The gardens display a variety of styles, large and small, wild and formal. Refreshments will be available with light lunches, teas, cakes and ice-cream. There will also be plant sales. To add interest there

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Aylsham & District Flower Club will be meeting in Aylsham Town Hall on Wednesday 8th June for a Workshop evening led by our Chairman Crystal Dyball. Doors open 7pm for 7.30. Tea/ coffee on arrival if required. Sales table and Flower of the month competition. Crystal has chosen a Basket Arrangement for her demonstration before members and visitors try their own version. All welcome to take part or watch if preferred. This is usually an evening of fun and laughter as well as learning!

Aylsham in Bloom which is part of the Aylsham Community Partnership charity runs the event and receives the ticket money which enables the volunteers to maintain the Bloom planting around the town. Money raised by refreshments and plant sales is donated by the gardeners to a

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Although masks are no longer compulsory in public spaces, staff will continue to wear to wear face coverings when moving around buildings and we are encouraging our customers to wear them in the library. Please observe a “comfortable space” between customers. Hand sanitiser available.


Toiletries to Go and Tricky Period Bags are available free from Norfolk Libraries, subject to availability. Baby Weighing Scales are available to use in the Children’s Area. Events Drop-In Creative Health Crafts sessions with Kirsty, including Lino Printing, Gelli Printing and Collage Crafts. May 16th & 23rd, June 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th. 10:30-12:30. LEGO Club Saturdays 2-3pm.Suitable for ages 4+. All children under 8 to be accompanied. No need to book. Lego provided. I.T. Buddy Sessions Mondays 10:15am-11:15am. Booking is essential Bounce & Rhyme on Tuesdays 10-10.30am, followed by Stay & Chat 10:30-11:15. Let the little ones play while you have a coffee and a chat. No need to book. Come along for a friendly chat ... Just a Cuppa every Saturday 2-2:45pm and the first Wednesday of every month at 2.30. Fortnightly Family History Sessions with Debbie on Tuesdays 2-3pm. Booking is essential Join the Story Explorers Club. A new reading adventure from 0-5yrs Please contact Sheringham Library on 01263 822874 to book any of the above sessions and to check that our events are running.

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Tickets are £5 for one day and £8 for a two-day ticket. Those aged 16 and under are free. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be on sale on the open days at the Heritage Centre in St Michael’s Churchyard from 9.30am. Gardens open at 11am.

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Please contact Crystal for details of what you need to bring. Crystal Dyball: 01603 291190 Visitors £5.

charity they choose. This year we are hoping to be able to support, Cromer National Coastwatch, Cromer Hospital, British Heart Foundation and Redwings Horse Sanctuary amongst others.


You can visit our website to book a computer and find up to date information on the services that we have on offer. We have stopped automatically renewing items borrowed from Norfolk libraries, so please renew or return your own items again. This will allow you and other library users to have the widest possible range of options available when you visit one of our libraries. However, we will not be reintroducing overdue charges at the same time, to give you some time to get back into the habit of managing your library loans. Sheringham Independent May 2022

Garden-lovers Gear up for Creake Abbey’s Annual Plant Lovers’ Day On Saturday 28th May the region’s gardenlovers will flock to Creake Abbey, the beautiful monastic site three miles south of Burnham Market in north Norfolk, for Plant Lovers’ Day, its annual botanical bonanza.

Diana Brocklebank Scott, founder of Creake Abbey, said: “Gardening has never been such an important resource for nurturing ourselves as well as the environment. We are all becoming increasingly aware of the impact that wildlife-friendly gardens can have on biodiversity as well as on carbon capture. With the correct care and attention, our gardens should fizz with plant and insect life. Creake Abbey’s Plant Lovers’ Day is the perfect place to refresh your garden, regardless of its size, with new, interesting and healthy plants. Don’t miss out on this chance to put a spring in your step, reinvigorate your garden and help the environment too.”

As always, visitors to Creake Abbey will be offered delicious breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea by the Creake Abbey Café & Food Hall together with takeaway coffee, cake and snacks. The gate opens at 10am and closes at 4pm. Entrance to the plant fair is £5 per adult and there is no charge for under 16s. Dogs on leads welcome but must not be left in cars. Visitors may also browse the wares and

services of Creake Abbey’s seven resident independent shops and services free of charge.

Once again, proceeds from the day will go to Wells Community Hospital Trust at Wellsnext-the-Sea. Over the past 14 years Creake Abbey has raised over £28,000 for the hospital through its annual Plant Lovers’ Day and subsequent donations. The hospital has been providing health and wellbeing services in Norfolk for more than 100 years. Alongside clinics, the hospital is spearheading services for the community including a foodbank, community café, social groups as well as a program of exercise classes. Reg charity no. 1154540 Sarah Peberday, General Manager of Wells Community Hospital Trust, said: “Wells Community Hospital Trust is delighted to be chosen once again to be the beneficiary of the 2022 Plant Lovers’ Day at Creake Abbey. Alongside the many services we offer, our team has developed several initiatives to support the emerging needs of local people of all ages to ensure their health and wellbeing. We are particularly proud of our food bank. Creake Abbey’s vital support will allow all of this hard work for our local community to continue.”

Now in its 15th year, this much-loved horticultural event will showcase the best quality plants from around 30 nurseries from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex as well as leading nurseries from further afield. Excellent-

value perennials, annuals, exotics, bulbs, shrubs, climbers and classics such as roses will be on offer. Visitors are encouraged to buy direct from the nurseries or pre-order specific plants with collection on the day and to take full advantage of the advice and inspiration on offer from the region’s leading plantsmen.

Please visit for a regularly updated list of nurseries attending the 2022 Plant Lovers’ Day.

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or telephone If you cannot complete an online application call 0344 800 8020. There are also 3 local Sheringham organisations who can help when residents are experiencing hard times and we do and can support with completing application forms if necessary.

We are receiving contact from people who are already experiencing difficulties with the increased cost of living and need support to access help. We are not including an account of our NNDC actions, but we would like to use our allocated slot to highlight that as a Lib Dem team we can support with referrals to the North Norfolk foodbank for food parcels and fuel vouchers. You can now also self-refer to a number of organisations for help. However, we know people are often very anxious about seeking help and we are very happy to support with referrals to the North Norfolk Help Hub which can be found on NNDC’s website, or call 01263 516353 or email: Further support is available through the Norfolk Assistance Scheme, again we are happy to support with referrals.

Housing is an area we are having to support people with regularly due to an increased number of private rentals being sold and growing numbers of second homes and holiday lets. Again if you are in need of help you can contact the Housing Options Team Phone: 01263 516375 Email: for Benefits support search council tax and housing benefit on the NNDC website or Phone: 01263 516349 or Email: for the Benefits Team

You can apply online at Norfolk County Council

Domestic Abuse is an issue which we regularly support families with and there are 2 organisations we can access help with, or you can self-refer. NIDAS - Norfolk integrated Domestic Abuse Service is now up and running with a telephone triage system to get you to the right support quickly. Phone number 0300 561 0555 Email: or The Pandora Project also offer excellent support and have a live chat line from 1-3 pm Monday to Friday If you or someone you know is in immediate danger please ring 999


Debt management and budgeting is also an issue for many. The Norfolk Money Support Service can help you. Telephone 01603 223392 and option 4. Email Other websites offering advice for debt and budget management are and the


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Sixtieth Celebration at Sheringham Lifeboat Sheringham RNLI has had a recent boost with the return of their inshore lifeboat The Oddfellows after a complete fore to aft refit. The lifeboat has been fitted with two brand new state of the art Yamaha engines and the crew is delighted to be working Fencing Clint Brown Handyman Carpentry with the increased power they offer.

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the boats and even the times have changed, the sea hasn’t, our dedicated crews still do the same job as I have seen over the last 60 years; saving life at Sea.’

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Now that Covid restrictions are less onerous, the Sheringham Boathouse and shop will now be open more regularly to showcase the work of the station, with the Boathouse Shop aiming to re-open on 1 May.

The AGM for the Sheringham and District Philatelic Society was held on April 11th with 13 members present. All were keen to continue meeting as a Society but it was decided that, in the present Covid infection situation, to entertain ourselves with in-house displays on most occasions. However, Peter Boyce, from Norwich and Norfolk PS will show stamps from New Guinea and Papua and also Greek Architecture on June 13th.

Fittingly, the lifeboat returned to our dedicated crew in the 60th anniversary year of the support given to Sheringham RNLI by the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows, a group that have steadfastly supported them since late 1961. Since then, the Fellowship has provided three working lifeboats to the station and, also purchased three retired boats so that they can be displayed at the Mo Museum in Sheringham. The displays at The Mo bear testament to the dedication of the Sheringham crews since the first private lifeboat The Augusta launched in 1838.

If you would like to know more, please contact Gerry on 01263 579529, or come along to the next meeting at West Runton Church Hall, 7.30pm on 13th June. You would be most welcome. Eleanor Faulkner

The support of the Oddfellows, both to the residents of Sheringham when pre-NHS they provided basic health support, and to the RNLI over the past 60 years is truly appreciated and thanks to them, many lives have been saved. Sheringham RNLI Chairman Phil Hawes says: ‘We are indebted to the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows. Its support is invaluable, and we would wish it known that members of the Fellowship visiting Sheringham will be made most welcome at the Lifeboat House.’

During that same six decades, the evergreen and ever-present Trevor Holsey has been a stalwart of the team and now clocked up an incredible 60 years of service to the RNLI. As many are aware, this is a 24/7/365 commitment and Trevor has enthusiastically fulfilled many roles at the station including Second Coxswain and Deputy Launch Authority (DLA) for many years. Although Trevor has retired as a DLA he still manages and supports the operational activity of the station and coaches and mentors the shore and lifeboat crew.

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I know lots of people don’t even like to acknowledge that their pet could be carrying fleas, but it is fact – If you have a pet, you could have fleas. And the unfortunate part of the problem, as some of you are well aware, is that with the advent of central heating fleas have become a year-long feature. Signs of a heavy flea infestation on your pet include: scratching, biting, showing other signs of discomfort, scabby or irritated skin, and you may see visible signs such as adult fleas or flea dirt. However, some pets (especially cats) will groom adult fleas and flea dirt from their coats making it impossible for their owner to see evidence of a flea problem. Here’s how you can check your pet for fleas (if he/she will cooperate!):

Sit your pet on a bit of white paper and rub its coat vigorously for a few minutes. This should dislodge flea faeces (“dirt”) from the coat which will fall onto the paper. Remove your pet from the paper

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and tip what is left on the paper onto some wet cotton wool or kitchen roll. Over the next minute or so the dried blood in the dark flecks of flea dirt should dissolve to a lighter shade of red.

An important thing to remember is the adult flea represents only 5% of the flea problem. The rest is made up of eggs, worm-like larvae, and the pupa stage.

Fleas are a permanent ectoparasite, meaning that once they land on your pet they stay there until they are removed by grooming or they die. Adult fleas usually live for a matter of days on your pet, but since a female can lay up to 50 eggs a day they have usually deposited 200 eggs in


your house before they are finished.

Another very important fact involving the flea life-cycle is that once the larva are safe in their cocoons as pupae, there is no product available that will kill them. They can stay protected in this state for months and hatch out in less than a second when your pet is close by. This is one of the reasons year-long, consistent flea prevention is so important If you find evidence of fleas on your pet, it definitely means you should be treating them. But remember, just because you don’t see evidence doesn’t mean your pet isn’t suffering from flea bites. There are now a wide variety of products and formulations for treating and preventing fleas ranging from sprays, spot-on, tablets and injections for cats. An integrated plan consists of using products that will kill adult fleas and products that treat the environment (house, car, kennel, etc).

Speak to your vet about what combination of products would be best for you, your pet, and your home.

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Any original items of Second World War Homefront / Norfolk / RAF / ARP / Home Guard items or memorabilia for a new display at the RAF Marham Aviation Heritage Centre opening this summer. Tel 07919 182990 Any donations of wool gratefully received. Whatever we receive will be knitted into baby hats to donate to the Norfolk and Norwich Premature Baby Unit or hats and gloves for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Please call 07796638020 or email 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. Tel 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 Tel Ken 01692 406943 Wanted by collector 00-gauge N gauge Railway / dinky toys, buildings anything considered cash/instant Bank transfer 01362422451/ 07747097798 Records 45s 78s and LPs cassettes, Computer/Console Games also CDs singles only all considered Tel 01692 405756 Wanted. Piano for enthusiastic learner. ( Sheringham) 07796 825715 WANTED: Amateur radio equipment, transmitters, receivers, test equipment etc. – anything considered. Cash paid. Please email or contact 07484 814222 Blanket box/chest, solid wood, good size and good condition please. 01263 823111 Wanted any old timber, gates, posts, fallen tree etc to fuel my wood burner, can collect at times to suit. Please contact or 07952 920042 Wanted. Kiddies first bike 10-inch wheel with or without stabilizers. Contact John 01692 405184 Orvis Fly rod and Battenkill reel. 01263 516828


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710117Panasonic 32" flat screen TV HMD1/Scart socket. SD card slot. Excellent. £40. 2020 on Toyota RAV4 rubber mats, full set, plus boot liner. As new £60. 01692 500776 Krups Black Opio Steam & Pump Espresso Coffee Machine XP3208. New unwanted Gift £49. Sheringham 01263 825993 Mahogany sideboard - 2 door and 2 drawers. Curved front with inlay.5 foot 6 inches long. Can provide photo if interested and can arrange to deliver. £100. 01263 711404 Kenwood K25MB14 25 Litre 900W Black Microwave. As New £50 ono. Cromer 07388 272867 .Ex'M@S..Small table with cutlery tray @ wine rack,(wide..60cm @ long 80cm) North Walsham 01692 406360 4 wheeled red mobility stroller with seat and basket £55; 3 wheeled fold down mobility stroller with tray and basket £40; Corded electric hedge trimmer 43cm cutting blade, 400w £18; Corded electric hammer drill 750w £10; Mini chainsaw head for Titan (Screwfix) petrol strimmer £10 ono hardly used. 07486 123521 AFK Arbour seat. Approx 4ft x 7ft (at peak). Roof needs repair otherwise in good condition.Can be dismantled. 01263 519666 Mixed genre tape collection, including The Who, The Clash, Dire Straits, Morrissey, The Stranglers and U2. Cash on collect only £40. 01692 400794 Aluminium 5 tread step ladder. Well used but in good order. £10 North Walsham 07803 580391 Duvet - hollow fibre polyester 13.5 tog, 185 x 185 (double size) hardly used £12. (Sheringham) 07470 704658 The lady who bought two white plastic sun loungers last year from an address in Cromer, I have found the second cushion. No charge of course. Tel. 01263 519518. FREE Portable Tubular Wardrobe approximately 160cm wide, 180 high, 54 deep.3 sections = 1 shelved and 2 mainly hanging. In good condition. 07901 593780 I want to give away three German course books for adults, medium level, for £5, Rose, phone 07471904951 200 litre logik chest freezer for sale £75 ono.Beeston Regis 07903 647253 Garden chair, mesh base with strong aluminium frame. High back, adjustable, folds flat for storage. Comes with detachable leg rest. As new. Made in Holland. £30. North Walsham 01692 405812 White Cot Bed, from pet free, smoke free grandparents’ home, only used about 10 times, complete with 3 inch fire resistant foam mattress, if needed. £50. Hindringham 01328 878592 A selection of good quality jigsaws (mostly 1000 piece) all complete £20.00 Angelcare' Movement & Sound Baby Monitor £15.00 call 07876 541594 Mountain Bike. USA Cannondale. 16inch Aluminium frame and front fork suspension. Excellent condition and spec. Plus loads of bike bits. £170.00 ono. 07968 490444 Dog ramp -Petgear trifold extra-large. Good condition as hardly used. £40. 01328 822124

Mountain bike, Male / Female , Shimmano Gears , Front / Rear Suspension plus, many extras. £50.00. Record Plumbers / Engineers Pipe Formers / Benders, England. Formers / Rollers. £12.00. ono. Gas Analyze Test Rig Base / Tubes. £10.oo ono. 07785 993359. Jenome sewing machine, model DMX200, never used so still boxed. £100.00. Please phone after 6pm, 01263 478961. Backpack Sprayer, 12 litre capacity. Hardly used so perfect condition. £10. (Holt) 01263 586011/ 07788624765. Table tennis set. Includes 5ft. table, 4 bats, net and ping pong balls. Excellent condition, never been used. £35. 07944 641057 Waste hog and water hog for caravan. £5.00 each for quick sale. Briston. 07944 641057 Puremate Circulation Promoter. Improves lower leg and foot circulation. Rarely used. Excellent condition. £20 ono. (Holt) 01263 596011 or 07788624765 Man’s Raleigh bicycle old but in good condition, £25. 01263 860585. Italian Soft Leather 2-Seater Sofa in Black - Expensive when new and has had light use during its relative short life. From smoke and pet free home. Immaculate condition throughout. £250. Holt. 07803 126740 Terracotta Plant Pots, used in good condition. Various sizes and shapes from 4” to 20” diameter. Call for details Flymo Easi Glide 330 lawn mower. Used for one season excellent condition £25. 07486 867747 36m of hardwood decking. Average board length 2.8m. Sands to beautiful red/brown colour. £2.50 per m.Builders’ wheelbarrow. Rugged, rusty, reliable. Good, pumped tyre. £20. Heavy duty garden hose- no more punctures! 21m plus extra 14m if required Inc. tap connector and adjustable spray gun. £15. 01263 862976 Women`s 26” wheel Mountain Bike, 15 gears with twist grip, front and rear suspension, in excellent condition as little used, £95 ovno, Sheringham 01263 824211. Challenge 1000W Electric Rotary Mower Model ME1031M only used ONCE from new, bought April 2022 £45.00 o.n.o also Tassimo Happy TAS100X Bosch Coffee Machine, nearly new £25.00 o.n.o. 07780 721572. Kitchen sink. New still boxed. Mondella Cadenza Classic granite. Single bowl and drainer. Dark grey. £160 new. £100 ono please. Could deliver. For details and measurements please call 07881803313 or 01603898249. Pair of folding 6-foot ramps for car/wheelchair etc. Non slip surface. £40. Metal clothes rail with shoe rack new still in box. £10.Many classical music CDs. £1 for 4.01263 512808 2 IKEA coffee tables 55cms square by 45cms high. Light wood effect. As new £15.00 each. Sheringham 07771 757777 Free to collect. "The Knitter" magazine. 21 issues numbers 111, 113-133 inclusive. Also "Garden News" weekly magazine March 2021 - February 2022. All good, clean condition. Free to collect from Holt. 01263 715568.

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Pair of Ariston MSX-03 Micro Monitor 2way speakers, (Bookshelf/Surround sound use?). BNIB. £20. 01263 715568. Enigma self-propelled manual wheelchair fitted with Powerstroll battery power pack, charger, footrests and cushion. Very good condition. New batteries and one new inner tube. £300 01692 405226. Toshiba 40-inch HD ready TV 2 tier glass stand & dvd player for sale £125 ono. Beeston Regis 07903 647253 2 small black TV tables, £5 each. 1 large TV table, 3 shelves, pale wood, ex. Cond. £10 01692 405663 Log basket (large) dark brown HT 14” & width 20” £10, child’s bicycle (Dawes Blowfish Roylan cycles) suit aged 5 years old £20 (bargain price), Lloyd loom laundry box (white) W15 xD12 xH22” £20, Dual Promenade walking seat sticks with spike & ferrule £20 each. All VGC 01692 405989. Charlotte Read 9-inch jug (TL71) owned 30 years, unmarked, lovely colours, £110. 6ft pine table with 6 chairs, £120. Frister & Rossman free arm sewing machine with accessories & carry case, ex. Cond. £65. Stalham. 01692 580583


Large metal playground gate, very strong, 55”x 55” £40. 3 rolls chainlink netting, 2 x 56’, 1 x 75’ £50. 10 wall copings, 24” £2 each. Paving slabs, 24 x 30”, £3 each, 10 x 18” square £1.50 each. White pedaestal wash basin with taps, 14” widw. £15. 01692 409056 Brush Cutter / Strimmer. Pro Elite Professional 4100 series. C/W Harness, Various Cutting Heads. Drums, Spares VGC. £ 75.00. Black Decker Rotary Lawn Mower Electric, Model GX250, C/W Leads. £25.00 ono. Black Decker Hedge Cutter / Trimmer. Model GC400, 405 Cut. C/W Leads plus Extension Leads. £25.00 ono. 07785 993359 2 folding bikes, unisex, 16” wheels, silver, vgc. Ideal for use with caravan or motorhome, £100 for both. 01328 822034 Metal scaffold tower, 120 x 75cm, good quality, easy build, stabilisers, base plates, £140. 3 leg metal tripod engin hoist, £25. 01692 407551 Large professional free-standing, Italian made artist’s easel, excellent quality, £90. Al-KO electric 2 system lawn raking and scarifying machine, German quality, £135. N. Walsham. 01692 404407

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Salvation Army Grateful for Vital Funding

Salvation Army leaders who received funding from the Norfolk Community Foundation to help feed vulnerable people say it has made a huge difference.

Through participation with families directly, other agencies and schools supporting people across Norfolk, the voucher scheme has helped the church and charity develop relationships and build connections for a more joined up community. 12 branches in Norfolk were supported by the Norfolk Community Foundation through its Household Support Fund to purchase and distribute £50 food vouchers.

The Salvation Army also worked with other agencies who referred families to its Toys and Tins appeal at Christmas. The agencies

distributed the vouchers to the families they work with. One agency, supporting young people moving into independent living, used the vouchers to teach budgeting skills through the process of buying staple foods, whilst another worked with a small group to shop and prepare meals together.

Not only did the vouchers assist struggling households with buying essentials, but they also led to The Salvation Amy connecting with people who would not normally use its services. The Salvation Army offers a range of assistance from employment and debt advice to participation in a range of well-being and social activities. Carol McKean is community manager in Sheringham. She said vouchers were distributed to 150 households. She added: “When we were told we had

access to funding, we immediately identified lots of families experiencing hardship. People are paying more national insurance; fuel costs have gone up and food costs are spiralling. People are worried and panicking.

“These vouchers made a huge difference to those households who are getting support and eased the strain for a short period of time. The families were hugely grateful.”

Carol said The Salvation Army in Sheringham worked closely with schools, other churches and local children’s services to identify vulnerable people and families. She explained: “We all worked together to meet the needs of families who needed help the most. But any of us may need support as we go forward.”

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

With the Platinum Jubilee around the corner, I got to thinking what would be a good recipe for this month?

Drain the pineapple rings and dry off on kitchen paper. Melt together the soft brown sugar and 60g of the butter in a saucepan over a gentle heat.

Spoon into the bottom of the cake tin and arrange the pineapple rings in the bottom of the tin. Place a glace cherry on the centre of each ring.

Sift the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, vanilla, remaining butter and milk and mix with a hand mixer (or by hand) until smooth and well combined.

I decided it should be something retro but appropriate for making and sharing if you are having a get together for the occasion.

Spoon the mixture over the pineapple rings carefully, level and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until risen and golden.

When cooked, leave in the tin to cool for a few minutes, run a knife around the edge to loosen and place a serving plate over the tin.

Hold the tin and plate together firmly and turn over. Remove the cake tin and leave to cool.

I remember my mother making this cake when I was little, and what a treat it was served up with custard, or on special occasions, cream, (or in those days Dream Topping, remember that?).

NB: If making a sandwich cake, double the sponge mix ingredients, divide between two cake tins and omit the pineapple and melted sugar/butter mixture for the bottom sponge.

The recipe makes a single layer cake, but for a special occasion you could double the quantity of sponge mix and bake one layer without the pineapple, then sandwich it with your choice of jam and cream or buttercream. A feast fit for a king, or queen!

Happy Jubilee, Jo – editor.

Weybourne WI Learn how to Create a Family Tree


Large tin of pineapple rings Glace cherries 4 tablespoons soft light brown sugar 175g caster sugar 3 eggs, beaten ½ tsp vanilla extract 175g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp whole milk 235g softened butter plus extra for greasing

Over 30 members met at Weybourne Village Hall on Wednesday, 6th April.

The afternoon began with the customary business meeting and forthcoming events were discussed, which included an outing to Great Yarmouth in June and the ACWW walk, which was to take place on 19th April. A cheque for £100 had recently been sent to ACWW, which comprised of donations from the last walk and proceeds from our competition table.


Preheat the oven to 180C. Thoroughly grease a deep 20cm (8 inch) round cake tin (two if doubling the mixture to make a sandwich cake).

Celia Howe, President, gave feedback following the recent Federation Annual Meeting, where Weybourne WI was presented with the Adviser’s Accolade for a Large WI, which had been awarded in 2019.

Our speaker for the afternoon was Debbie Bradley, who is a member of Sheringham WI and also a professional family history researcher. (DB Genealogy).

Debbie gave us a very interesting power point presentation on how to create a family tree and showed the variety of sources which can be used to discover information about our ancestors. She suggested we start with ourselves at the bottom of the tree and build from there. She stressed the importance of speaking to relatives, who may have family stories and photographs, or have even begun to research a family tree themselves. In addition, a lot of information can be found online, or from birth, marriage and death certificates, census results and service records. There are numerous free resources available and libraries often provide access to free websites, if you are a member.

Debbie finished with the warning ‘don’t believe all that you read’, as apparently, there are often errors in information that has been recorded on certificates, etc.

We all found the talk fascinating and there were several questions from members. I suspect many of us will have been inspired to make a start on finding out more about our ancestors. Pat King gave a vote of thanks.


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Running Wild!

Nettle and Pea Soup

They say the best things in life are free... which is just as well given how expensive everything else is suddenly becoming. If you’re feeling the pinch financially, one easy way to save some money is with your food shopping. I find that making a meal list for the week (I know, it’s another chore, but so worth it) saves me from falling into the temptation traps set for us by the evil geniuses behind supermarket marketing.

A little olive oil 1 large white onion, finely chopped 1 large jacket potato or a good handful of new potatoes, skin on and chopped into chunks A couple of sticks of celery, chopped 20 to 30 heads of nettle, leaves stripped from the stalk and well washed Vegetable stock Half a small pack of frozen peas, defrosted 4 to 5 sprigs fresh mint, chopped Tsp miso paste, mixed with a little warm water (optional)

Given how important feeding yourself is, and how much we enjoy it, is it really too hard to give yourself half an hour to decide just what you fancy eating for the next week? The other outrageously easy win is to eat wild food. Instead of looking at nettles like the enemy, encourage them in your garden and consider them a crop!

Gently fry the onion and celery in a little oil over a medium heat for 5minutes, and then add in the chopped potato. Add the nettles and stir until wilting down, and then the stock to cover

They are so tasty and good for you, and really easy to incorporate into your recipes, as below. They also make a gorgeous tea, when paired with other herbs or even fruit.

the vegetables, plus a little more. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes and add the peas and mint. Simmer for a further 5 minutes until the peas are tender, then blitz with a hand blender until smooth. Stir through the miso paste to finish and check the seasoning.

Carolyn Burn


During the war years, people picked and dried wild blackberry leaves to use as a tea substitute, and of course the blackberry is prized among hedgerow fruit in the Autumn... and it’s free!


At the moment, you can easily pick Garlic Mustard which can be cooked or eaten raw as a salad, Wild Garlic, which can be gently wilted or again eaten raw in salad, and my favourite at the moment is Cleavers, otherwise known as Sticky Willy, a rampant weed that is incredibly good for you, and can be cooked into soup or brewed into tea.

Save money by getting creative with the wild harvest available to us, and base meals around deals on potatoes, vegetables, pasta and rice. Use more dried beans and pulses in your recipes to bulk them out, such as lentils in bolognaise or chilli and beans in soups and try to bulk buy staples such as tinned tomatoes, frozen vegetables, oatmeal and pasta.

Make your own flat breads and garlic bread with strong wholemeal or white flour, and buy sundried tomatoes and roasted peppers in oil, making use of the oil in the jars for cooking to combat the recent shortages in cooking oil.

And of course, grow your own veg and herbs if you can, to supplement what you buy; seeds are cheap to buy, and you can use old yoghurt or butter tubs and pots to grow your seeds in. When picking wild plants, don’t take the whole plant, try to pick away from busy roads and wash everything well. You can easily check online to identify the right plants to pick. Happy Wild Gleaning!

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North Norfolk Croquet

When Alice was having her adventures in Wonderland, she played croquet with the Red Queen. Flamingos acted as the mallets, hedgehogs as the balls (when they were not running away) and the hoops were provided by life size playing cards.

To my knowledge, no croquet like this is currently played in North Norfolk. However, we at Bodham Croquet Club are keen to uphold the sport in its somewhat more modern form. This article hopes to encourage potential local players to come and join us - from Wells and Fakenham in the west to Cromer and North Walsham in the east. Two dates in May have been reserved for us to “meet and greet” you (see below).

We suspect that there are numerous croquet sets in North Norfolk – some no doubt hidden away at the back of garden sheds, while others get used by families and friends on their back lawns on warm Sunday afternoons. Most families have their own “house” rules for their play. Hopefully some of these players would like to develop their skills further.

Amongst the variation of rules, there are two

fundamentally different versions of the game, each with its own set of “official” rules (defined at the national/international level). The traditional version (as no doubt Alice tried to play) is known as “Association” croquet. Association croquet is a lot like snooker – a game entailing bonus shots which allow the player to build up “breaks” on the lawn (going through several hoops during the one visit to the lawn). The opposition has to wait patiently until the break finishes.

The alternative version is “Golf” croquet. Here there are no bonus shots – all players are on the lawn and each side plays alternate strokes trying to be the first to score the next hoop. Golf Croquet is interactive and social and a more accessible game than Association. At Bodham we provide opportunities for both Association and Golf versions.

skilful players - has a handicap. This enables our matches to be played on roughly “equal” terms - whoever the opponent.

Bodham Croquet Club has a good standard lawn in the corner of Bodham playing field, three miles east of Holt (NR25 6QG). The entrance to the playing fields is from the main road where there is ample parking.

Interested in playing with us?

Then come and have a go – either on the afternoon (2:15pm) on Saturday May 14th or Saturday May 21st or in the early evening (6:30pm) on Tuesday May 24th.

Like play on the Golf course, Croquet can be played with handicaps. Each of our association players – from relative beginners to more

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What can we learn from celebrities who died without making a will? by Yasmin Knock, Solicitor, Hayes + Storr Solicitors

Celebrities often have professional advisors who look after their business affairs. However, like many people, sometimes they do not get around to making a will. When you die without a will, predetermined laws of intestacy decide who should inherit your estate, and while these laws seek to deal with matters in a fair way, they do not consider modern family structures, family dynamics or personal wishes.

Prince’s lesson for philanthropists Family feuds over who should inherit are harder to settle where there is no will, as the person’s wishes remain unknown. After Prince died, intestacy rules meant that all his assets passed to his siblings, leaving his five half-siblings without a share of his estate. Had Prince made a will, he might have chosen to make gifts to his half-siblings as well. He may also have chosen to leave legacies to the various charities he gave generously to throughout his lifetime, something which cannot be achieved without a will.

Stieg Larsson’s lesson for unmarried couples Author Stieg Larsson, who famously wrote the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, died

intestate. His vast wealth passed to his father under intestacy, leaving his long-term partner with nothing. Unmarried couples are not entitled to each other’s estates, regardless of the seriousness or length of the relationship, so the only way to ensure your partner receives any of your assets is to leave them in a will.

Rik Mayall’s lesson in tax planning Intestacy is often not the best approach when it comes to tax planning. When actor Rik Mayall died intestate, his wealth was subject to a substantial inheritance tax liability that might have been reduced has he planned his affairs during his lifetime. One of the most important ways to benefit from available tax savings is with a will.

Pablo Picasso’s lesson to save delay and costs Without a valid will, a complex and extensive estate can be difficult to deal with, resulting in unnecessary delays and high costs. Whilst an average estate takes around one year to administer, when Pablo Picasso died without a will his estate reportedly took six years to settle and cost approximately $30 million.

Amy Winehouse’s lesson for entrepreneurs

Intestacy rules do not consider the continued management of estate assets like a business or intellectual property such as royalties from music. Amy Winehouse’s intestacy resulted in her £4 million estate being almost entirely depleted within two years of her death after her companies passed into the control of her parents. A will would have allowed her to appoint an appropriate person to manage the companies on behalf of her beneficiaries to ensure they remained viable assets.

How we can help We can advise you on how best to pre-empt or manage potential conflicts and how your estate might be affected by various taxes. For further information, please contact Yasmin Knock in the wills and probate team on 01263 712835 or email

This article is for general information only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. Please note that the law may have changed since this article was published.

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Italian Stargazer Who Wanted a Closer Look By David Abbott heart out Aristotle.

Galileo’s dad wanted to call him Fred. But his mum said he should have a cool name just in case. So, Galileo Galilei it was.

In Spring 1609 Galileo heard about an invention in the Netherlands which brought things closer. Aha, he thought. I don’t need a canon after all.

The young Galileo was obsessed with the sky. As his father would say “he was born sunny side up”. But he warned his young son: “Stop looking up all the time or you’ll get run over”.

By an early age Galileo figured there were lots of stars. Lots. And he wondered how he could get a closer look. He considered being loaded into a canon and fired up to see them. But he thought his mother might not be too happy with that.

To the stars? In those days most people didn’t go far. Down the pub and back was as near an adventure as many got. A few brave souls got into boats. Some were never seen again. “That proves,” said his father “the world is flat. They fell off the edge.” He knew his science.

In Galileo’s home town of Pisa some would gaze in puzzlement at the leaning tower. And ask why? Galileo had an idea. Having thrown all kinds of objects from the top and apparently failing to kill anyone, he discovered the speed of fall of an object was not proportional to its weight. Eat your

Having mastered the art of lens grinding, he built a 20x magnifying telescope. Then he set it up to look at the Moon and found wasn’t made of cheese. He went on to discover Jupiter’s moons Ganymede, Europa, lo and the rings of Saturn. Not a bad day’s work for a college dropout.

When not gazing skyward he had a terrestrial star which shone bright. He had “an arrangement” with a Venetian woman, Marina Gamba, who told him he needed to get out more. Clearly, he didn’t because they had two daughters and a son.

In those days suggesting the earth goes round the sun wasn’t exactly greeted enthusiastically by the perceived science of the day. As for rocks falling from space, oh come on! The Italian Inquisition was on hand to disabuse people of all such nonsense. The ageing Galileo got on the wrong side of them and was put under house arrest for the rest of his life. At least his mum was right: Galileo had

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North Norfolk Photographic Society

North Norfolk Photographic Society were pleased to welcome Jim Hartje as our judge for the final digital competition of the season.

Jim is a long-standing judge from Peterborough who, for various reasons, judged the images on Zoom instead of attending in person. There was a high standard of images, particularly wildlife and Jim held back 12 images for awards out of the 66 entries. As this was an open competition, and not on a theme, there was a


Two Commended Awards went to Frederic Landes for Binham Priory at Sunset and Dusk on Cromer Pier whilst Hanne Siebers took the final award for her portrait entitled Benjamin.

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wide range of subject matter.

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Mindfulness through Art

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Norfolk County Council Adult Learning Wellbeing Programme Coordinator John Madeley contacted Age Concern North Norfolk last year to see if we were interested in them delivering courses to our clients in the Day Centre. The courses are art and craft based but with mindfulness and well-being at their heart. As face-to-face tutoring might have been difficult, they even gave us a laptop to facilitate on-line courses.

We have had several sessions with the tutor Jennie and have covered art inspired by music, rock painting and fingerprint art. The workshops are fun and give our clients the opportunity to express themselves using a range of art materials and music. The sessions also teach our clients about famous artists and their techniques while looking at strategies to help with well-being. Several people made Easter cards and one gentleman made a ‘Get Well’ card for his wife using his fingerprints to depict a row of balloons. His wife was thrilled to receive it.

All our clients demonstrate exceptional concentration during these workshops and gain a sense of achievement and feelings of well-being and confidence afterwards.

These sessions will continue for several weeks at the centre and are helping support staff to develop future activities building on what they have also learned.

We like to ensure every day at the centre is as varied and interesting as possible and if you would like to try a Taster Day yourself, please ring Alison on 01263 821188 to arrange it.


In 1943 the Allies formed No: 100 Group to provide aircraft for electronic countermeasures and intruder operations over the European continent. The group flew from seven airfields in North Norfolk and included bomber and fighter aircraft. It was manned by both RAF, US and Commonwealth aircrew and groundcrews.

More detailed information on No: 100 Group and the activities of the No 100 Group Association can be found at: The association has held reunions since WWII and the next get together is over the weekend of 20/22nd May 2022.

On Sunday the 22nd May, the association is to hold a memorial service at St Peter’s Church, Haveringland located on the peritrack of the former RAF Swannington, an airfield near Cawston, which was part of the group. The service starts at 1330hrs and will include a wreath-laying, a flypast by a Tiger Moth, followed by 1940s entertainment and a buffet inside the church. All are cordially invited to attend.

The 80th anniversary of the formation of the group will take place on 21st May 2023.








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It was the time for the junior swimmers of the North Norfolk Vikings Swimming Club to deliver their very best when they travelled to compete in Diss in a team of sixteen ages ranged from seven to eleven. For some it was their first experience of competition.

Nerves faded quickly right from the first event when Reuben Seaman of Aylsham got Vikings off to the perfect start by winning gold in the 100m individual medley in 1:49.0. His elder sister Esme, immediately followed with another Viking gold over the same event finishing the course in 1:35.73. The decisive element of her swim was her butterfly as she breathed every five strokes which pulled her to the front after the first leg of the event. A technique which she repeated twice more when she gained two more gold medals for the stroke; 25m in 21.31 and 50m in 47.72 respectively. Reuben, meanwhile was busy again with two more gold medals; the 25m freestyle (18.47) and the 50m freestyle (44.19) respectively.

Debutants Evie Bates, Bebe King and Razvan Platton all won a gold medal. Evie had a close race in her age group when she touched first in 0:17.31 in winning the 25m freestyle by just three, one hundredth of a second from Elizabeth Ferrier of Diss Otters. Evie, from Sheringham, went on to win bronze in the 50m event in 0:39.76 Bebe's 50m backstroke was also close when the eleven-year-old from North Walsham touched the wall first in 0:46.97 from Great Yarmouth's Jessica Hurren's 0:47.19. There was a double delight for Vikings when Lily Dear captured the bronze in 0:52.82. in the same event.

Razvan - who makes a round trip of twenty eight miles to train at the Victory pool in North Walsham - won gold in the corresponding boys’ event in 51.51 to add to his bronze medal he achieved in the 50m freestyle in 0.43.67. Bailee Beighton achieved a hat-trick of silver medals. The 25m freestyle in 0:19.18, 25m breaststroke, 0:29.92 and the 50m freestyle with 0:42.56 and seven-year-old Annie Jackson, Vikings' youngest competitor Date BST Height took her first medal 13-May 05:13 4.33 m 11:36 1.56 m home when she came 17:13 4.56 m third in the 25m 14-May 00:14 0.96 m butterfly in 0:41.71 05:53 4.58 m 15-May


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Members of the East Coast Warriors Football Club are delighted a campaign to fundraise for a new defibrillator at their pitch has finally paid off.

Amiya Hawes, Clara Farrow, Grace Parker, Isobel Chaplin, India Morton, Layla Callaby and Rosa Sadler were also part of a strong Viking line up. Vikings won 11 golds, 6 silvers and 4 bronze medals. John Holden To join Vikings visit them at

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The lifesaving piece of equipment has been installed at Bodham Playing Field following several months of fundraising. Emma Gosling, club secretary, said: "We are extremely proud to have achieved our goal of raising funds to purchase a defibrillator. We feel this is a vital piece of equipment to have. Along with donations from Bodham Playing Fields Committee, Cromer Youth FC and the support of our players’ families, we managed to source enough funds.”

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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.

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