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S A N D R I N G H A M G R O U P o f PA R I S H E S From the Rectory Jesus had compassion on her The other Sunday the New Testament reading was the account of Jesus healing the widow’s son in the town called Nain. This was just a chance encounter. Jesus and his disciples were entering the town with a large crowd following them. As they approached the gate a man who died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son and she was a widow. With the entire crowd around him it might have been easy for Jesus to miss the sad procession going in the other direction. His entry was causing an enormous amount of noise and excitement. But even amongst large crowds’ Jesus appears to have had the ability to focus on one person’s need and be able to do something about it. He immediately realised and understood the widow’s distress. As the Bible says ‘when the Lord saw her he had compassion for her and said to her, do not weep’. Then he came forward and touched the bier on which the body lay, whilst the bearers stood still. You can imagine how dramatic the scene would have been as a hush came over the large crowd. Jesus says to the young man “arise” and he gives him to his mother. This was a simple act of kindness. Jesus saw a need and reacted to it. If you are going to quibble about the story then you could say that the widow and her son were lucky to be in the right place at the right time and what about all the other widows who had also lost sons? But such reservations miss the point of the story. As Christians we are called to follow our Lord’s pattern of life. As he had compassion on this widow, so should we have compassion on those in need amongst whom we live. We may not be able to bring somebody back to life but we can all, in whatever situation we are, do our best to look after and help those amongst whom we live. Simple acts of kindness can mean so much to other people and are often so easy for us to do. The famous American novelist Henry James was once asked, when he was an old man, did he have a formula for how one should live one’s life. His answer was ‘be kind, be kind and then be kind’. Words for all of us to dwell upon. I hope you have a good summer, Jonathan

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Readings Note from Editor

Contributions Justine Cullum

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Updates Hospitals League of Friends Charity Horse Ride at Sandringham

Yvonne Sturman

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Parish Announcements Youth Club The Sunday School Baptism Weddings Funerals Annual Parochial Church Meetings Confirmation Service

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Parish Announcements Canon George Hall West Norfolk Disability Forum

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Clare Riviere Bernice Allen

Share Sale and Investment Fraud

Action Fraud

Parish News Flitcham

Edward Cross

Parish News Sandringham Parish News Sandringham West Newton Parish News Wolferton

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Ad Unique Gifts and Interiors

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Announcement Big Switch & Save

Bernice Allen Sandringham Estate Sandringham Estate Margery Hooke Peter Rispen Mr & Mrs Ringwood Mawkin Committee

West Norfolk Council

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Village History Wolferton

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Church Diary

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Feature The Flitcham Barn Dance

Roger Young

School News Childs Play Nursery

Ann Allott

School News Flitcham Primary School

Helen Hargreaves

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Lay Development Services Being Christian Beyond Church Mapping Remembrance

Caspar James Casper James

Share Sale and Investment Fraud

Action Fraud

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Draw Grand Prize Draw

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Services Dersingham Mobile library Services

Dersingham Library

Updates Flitcham Clerk Foster & Friends Cycling Club

Rosie Kitchen Kevin Piggot

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Quiz Page

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Local Issues Incinerator Update

Mike Knight

Announcements Business Start up Program

West Norfolk Council

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Club News Anmer Social Club The Wolf Folk Club

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Trinity 6

2 Kings 5:1-14

Luke 10:1-11&16-20



Trinity 7

Amos 7:7-17

Luke 10:25-37



Trinity 8

Amos 8:1-12

Luke 10:38-end



Trinity 9

Hosea 2:1-10

Luke 11:1-13



Trinity 10

Hosea 11:1-11

Luke 12:13-21



Trinity 11

Isaiah 1:1&10-20

Luke 12:32-40



Trinity 12

Isaiah 5:1-7

Luke 12:49-56



Trinity 13

Jeremiah 1:4-10

Luke 13:10-17



Trinity 14

Jeremiah 2:4-13

Luke 14:1&7-14



Trinity 15

Jeremiah 18:1-11

Luke 14:25-33



Trinity 16

Jeremiah 4:11-12&22-28

Luke 15:1-10



Trinity 17

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

Luke 16:1-13



St Michael

Revelation 12:7-12

John 1:47-end

For Harvest

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

John 6:25-35

Trinity 18

Lamentations 1:1-6

Luke 17:5-10



Note from Editor Thank you all for your contributions for this edition of the newsletter. Don't forget you can additionally have the parish news delivered via email. Also we have an email listing for non parishioners such as grandma, uncle or friends that live outside the parish. Send us their email address and we will email them a copy each quarter. Justine Cullum - Editor

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U P D AT E S Due to computer failure and human error the following text should have been included within the last edition. Apologies to Yvonne Sturman.

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Thank you Flitcham residents for your donations to the Kings Lynn Hospitals League of Friends for the Christmas 2012. Our total this year raised £227.90! Very well done in these troubled time.

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2011 total was £194.98 so a very nice improvement. There is a list of last seasons purchases on the community centre notice board for those who may be interested.

Adam Fenn Lawnmowers Repair and Service of all mowers and garden machinery including ride on mowers. Collection available if needed. Also sales of pre owned mowers both walk behind and ride on. Please call Adam

Yvonne Sturman PS. The hospital is always grateful for used postage stamps which can be handed in to the hospital shop or given to me to take in. Thanks Again

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WANTED Maybe retired Latin tutor to teach a primary school year 1 child Latin for one hour a week. Can be at either homes to suit. We live on the Sandringham Estate. If you think you would like to pass on your love of Latin please do call on 01485 601 564.

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Charity horse ride at Sandringham On 12 May there was a Charity horse ride around parts of the Sandringham estate, which raised £2,900 for Sandringham and West Newton churches. We are very grateful to Anne Holt and her team for working so hard to make this event such a success. We are also very grateful to the Sandringham estate for kindly allowing access to parts of the estate are not normally open to the public.


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Youth Club Meets fortnightly at the Rectory on Thursdays 6.30pm - 8.30pm . New members over 10 are always welcome. Details from Clare Riviere 01485 540 587 The Sunday School Meets weekly in West Newton Church at 9.15am. New members are always very welcome. Please contact Bernice Allen 01485 543425 Baptism 17th May, Tegan, Gracie-May and Emilia Collison, West Newton 21st May, Caitlin and Zara Collins, West Newton 12th May, Lianne, Taylor and Sally Kerry, West Newton 16th June, Jessica Emery, Sandringham Weddings 23rd March, Gareth Sanger and Fiona Ross, Wolferton 27th April, Frank Moore and Rebecca Copeman, Wolferton 18th May, Neil Sculthorpe and Lorraine Navarro, Wolferton 8th June, David Wilson and Annabel Howard, Castle Rising

Funerals 10th April, Michael Coolahan, Wolferton 12th April, Linda Banner, Castle Rising 22nd April, Mollie Browne, Castle Rising 17th May, Edward Warner, Hillington 24th May, Betty Norman, Babingley PCC Meetings 1st July, Wolferton 7pm at the Club 9th July, Sandringham and West Newton 6pm at Sandringham Church 30th September, Castle Rising 6pm at the Reading Room Confirmation Service 23rd July 6pm at Sandringham Church

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SANDRINGHAM VISITOR CENTRE Open daily, 7 days a week, 9.30am – 5.30pm Have you visited recently?

The Restaurant and Terrace Coffee Shop: delicious homecooked lunches or tea and coffee with home-made cakes or scones. The Gift Shop: lots of ideas for presents, as well as Sandringham souvenirs, exclusive Royal Collection china, a wide range of books, games and puzzles, and chutneys and preserves made in our own kitchens. The Plant Centre: newly extended, with hundreds of indoor and outdoor plants carefully selected for seasonal colour, as well as gifts for gardeners – plus Sandringham’s famous apple juice and a range of local fresh produce.

Everything Outdoor: the newest addition to the Visitor Centre, stocking all the clothes and accessories needed by people who love the outdoor life. Not forgetting: the Farmers’ Market on the 4th Sunday of each month and the 600 acres of walks in the beautiful surroundings of the Sandringham Country Park. Canon George Hall Canon George Hall will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. He will be presiding at a Eucharist in Sandringham church at 11 o’clock that morning. We hope as many as possible will be able to gather together to help him celebrate this very special occasion.

West Norfolk Disability Forum The West Norfolk Disability Forum was initially established by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk in 1981 and comprises of Borough Councillors, individuals with disabilities, representatives of people with disabilities, and people concerned with disabilities in the Borough. If you are working on a project which you feel may have implications for people with disabilities, the Forum are available for you to consult and can provide advice from their perspective. For more information on the work of the Forum please visit or if you would like to add an item to a future agenda please contact Meetings are usually held once every two months at 2.30pm in the Committee Suite at the main Council Offices in King’s Lynn and are open for all to attend.


F E AT U R E Share Sale and Investment Fraud Share sale, boiler room, hedge fund or bond fraud involves bogus stockbrokers, usually based overseas, cold calling people to pressure them into buying shares that promise high returns. In reality, the shares are either worthless or nonexistent. You are usually contacted out of the blue by a professional-sounding stockbroker who offers you investment opportunities that seem too good to be true. You are also promised free research reports, special discounts and ‘secret’ stock tips. In reality, the fraudsters are cold calling as many people as possible, persuading them to invest in shares that are either non-existent, or so worthless they are impossible to sell. The fraudsters may provide false share certificates and other documents to make the investments seem credible. Once the fraudsters have squeezed whatever money they can from investors, they quickly disappear. Share sale frauds tend to start with a telephone call out of the blue. Using hard-sell techniques, the fraudsters try to pressure you into making rushed decisions, giving you no time to consider the nature of the investment. As with many fraudulent schemes, you’re encouraged to keep your investment secret to ensure you receive maximum returns. This allows the fraudsters to hide the real nature of their scheme.

Fraudsters aim to make their business seem legitimate, so they will often use technical jargon, impressive job titles and mock websites to appear credible. Are you a victim of share sale fraud?

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You’ve bought shares from somebody you don’t know over the telephone. To transact the deal, you’ve given them your bank account details.

What should you do if you’re a victim of share sale fraud? Report it to Action Fraud.

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Break off all contact with the fraudster at once. Alert your bank immediately if you’ve given the fraudsters your bank account details. Keep any written communications you’ve received from the share sale fraudsters. This may help you give evidence to the authorities. Because many boiler rooms are run from abroad, they’re not covered by UK jurisdiction or compensation schemes. Therefore, you’re unlikely to recover any lost investment. Co nt. Page 21





Abbey Farm Open Day Sunday 7th July Abbey Farm in Flitcham (B1153 just off the A148 between Lynn & Fakenham)

Apart from the guided walks mentioned in the last issue (8.30am birds, 11am bumble bees, 2pm butterflies and 5pm ponds), the day includes open walks of varying lengths to take at your own pace. You can start these at any time from 8am to 8pm. They go to the farm’s wetlands, orchid meadows, arable fields and flower-rich grasslands on the chalk hill-tops. Light refreshments will be available from midday to 5pm in aid of Little Discoverers who support local children with motor learning difficulties and delayed development. All walks are free of charge. Sorry no dogs (except on the public access grassland beside the village sports field). More details from Edward Cross 07875 257919 or Summer Fayre - Sunday 21st July Traditional summer fayre for the whole of the family on Flitcham football field from 12pm until 4pm. Including, car boot, stalls, games, cakes, ice creams, music, tug of war, competitions, food, raffle etc. Bake Sale Flitcham will be holding a Bake Sale at the Lych-gate at Sandringham Church on Wednesday August 7th in aid of church funds.

Victorian Christmas Bizarre Full details next edition

Liz Osborne and Buffy Ross would be very grateful for any contributions (cakes, jams/ chutneys, biscuits and home-grown vegetables). Coffee Mornings - Community Centre 1st Friday of each month all year round (except bank holidays). Traditional cakes, cheese scones, coffees and teas with local produce and goods for sale. Come, meet and make new friends in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Cake and drink, with refills free.

Saturday 30th November

Hardback and paperbacks also for sale. 9



SANDRINGHAM Sunday School will resume on Sunday September 8th at 9.15am in West Newton Church. New members welcome as we begin an exciting year. If you have any queries please contact the Rector 01485 540 587 or Bernice Allen 01485 543 425. East Anglian Air Ambulance - Meet the Crew 20th July 2013 The helicopter of the East Anglian Air Ambulance and its crew will be at Sandringham, close to the Visitor Centre, from 10.00am to 12noon (approx.). Everybody is welcome to meet the crew and find out more about the work they do in this region.

132nd Sandringham Flower Show - 31st July 2013 The Sandringham Flower Show is a very firm favourite in the events calendar, mixing local village flower and produce competitions, trade stands, amateur and professional display gardens and a wealth of arena events.


Timings and events are available from the Sandringham Rally Sandringham is delighted to be welcoming car club enthusiasts from all over the country. Their cars will be displayed at the Visitor Centre and there is no charge to come along and take a look. For dates see page 30 & 31

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website - Crafts, Art and Sculpture Fair - 9th - 11th August 2013 Living Heritage Craft Shows return to Sandringham in August, and this year sees a change to this very well established event. The scope and aims of the show have been expanded to include more working demonstrations in the new working craft village. Meet them in person as they showcase their individual crafts, and you can find unusual gifts or special pieces for your home, not usually found on the High Street. Skills such as wood turning, glass blowing and lace making will be demonstrated, as well as falconry displays, ferret races and puppet shows throughout the day and marquees devoted to ceramics, paintings and glass. In addition, the very popular chainsaw carvers will be returning and showing off their skills. This popular show offers a full day out for all the family. The Fair takes place in Sandringham Park, so please be aware that it is not at the Visitor Centre. Satellite navigation: please use postcode PE35 6EN and then follow the Craft Show signs to the entrance to Sandringham Park. Open 10am to 6pm; admission £6 adults, £5.50 seniors and £2 children. Further details available at 10



Sandringham Game & Country Fair - 7th-8th September 2013 The Game and Country Fair returns to Sandringham in September. Whole areas devoted to falconry, fishing, wildfowling, archery and many other country sports and pursuits, together with lots of activities for families (and their dogs!) makes this event a true celebration of country living.

The Game and Country Fair takes place in Sandringham Park, so please be aware that it is not at the Visitor Centre. Satellite navigation: please use postcode PE35 6EN and then follow the Country Fair signs to the entrance to Sandringham Park. Admission adults £11, Seniors £10, children £4. Further details from WEST NEWTON It is a really such a long time since Mothering Sunday and a completely different climate from now! It was a bitterly cold day with snow showers and a strong Easterly wind. However, it was, as usual a well attended Service in West Newton Church and the Sunday School did their play that was enjoyed so much by Her Majesty the Queen at the prize-giving. Mrs Bernice Allen always manages to get the Sunday School pupils to such a high standard in their entertaining play and is well worth repeating for Mothering Sunday. At the Service each child was able to present their Mothers with a lovely potted Polyanthus, and, as usual, there were several left over to present to other female members of the congregation! Another great success was the Horse Riding day organised by Ann Holt and Andrew, her husband. The weather was perfect with all age groups able to take part. The super day managed to raise in excess of £2,000. A great deal of money from a really enjoyable day. Very many thanks to Ann and Andrew and all their helpers for such a great contribution to the Church. Margery Hooke and Peter Rispen, Churchwardens.

Anniversary Colin and Margery Hooke are celebrating 20 special years of marriage on 7th September by having an "Open house day " at 12 Caernarvon Cottages West Newton from 11a.m. onwards. PLEASE come and join us for drinks and nibbles. We look forward to seeing you - Thank you. A Date for Your Diary An evening of entertainment with Simon, Bernice and Friends at West Newton Village Hall on Friday November 15th at 7.30pm. Additional details to follow in next edition. 11



WOLFERTON Sarah and Paul Ringwood would like to express their gratitude for the great comfort they have derived from the numerous expressions of support, prayers and thoughts for Sarah from local people. Please continue to remember Sarah in your prayers. A Thank you Fiona Petch is grateful to all those who have supplied flowerpots for her stall in readiness for the Wolferton Scarecrow Festival.

WOLFERTON STATION Take a historical journey Any help with further information would be greatly appreciated Richard Brown 01977 642 212

Wolferton Scarecrow Festival August 24th, 25th, 26th

Games ♦ Competitions ♦ Refreshments ♦ Books ♦ Plants ♦ Free car park Please note whilst we are not having a bric-a-brac stall this year we are having a plant stall, organised and run by Fiona Petch, who would be very grateful for any donated plants/ cut-tings for her stall. She is prepared to collect any donations and her telephone number is 01485 540651. We would also be grateful for any donated books for the book stall. Please ring Rennie and Lorna Gifford on 01485 544421 and they will collect them or, alternatively, you could leave them in the Wolferton church porch. Also, any offers of help during the Festival weekend would be greatly appreciated or/ and maybe you could be imaginative and creative and make a scarecrow! Please contact Marilyn Jones on 01485 542479 about helping or making a scarecrow. We need your help please and you will be surprised what fun it can be! 12





Wolferton - Royal Station In February 1862, a large estate at Sandringham was purchased as a private residence for the young Prince of Wales. The eventual residence, Sandringham House, was only 2Âź miles from the site of the Lynn & Hunstanton Railway's projected Wolferton station, and the directors much welcomed this unexpected development.[The royal patronage of the station prompted its reconstruction in 1898 when extensive Tudor-style platform buildings were constructed at a cost of ÂŁ8,132, including the royal waiting rooms on the Down platform which were fitted out with oak-panelling, couches and easy-chairs. The up platform's buildings are similarly impressive, even including a small clocktower. Both platforms are equipped with standard Great Eastern platform canopies, and the ornate platform lamps are topped with miniature crowns. A 40-lever brick and sandstone signal box was situated to the south of the platforms, controlling the northern extremity of the doubled section between Wolferton and King's Lynn, while the single-line section north was controlled by electric train tablet. The goods yard was on the Down side and was served by three sidings; four more sidings were to be found on the Up side. The station's facilities also included a spacious carriage dock, an ornate goods and coal storage building and a small gas works which provided sufficient gas to light the entire station. Traffic mainly consisted of produce from the royal estate which included farms producing corn, vegetables and flax. Coal for Sandringham House and the outlying villages was also a regular source of traffic. Royal traffic to one side, Wolferton served a relatively rural area (population 234 in 1901) and was never a busy station except during Sandringham House parties. Prior to announcing the closure of the line in 1969, British Rail had enquired as to whether the Queen would be interested in purchasing the royal waiting rooms, which may have become expensive to maintain. She declined, but agreed that King's Lynn would be Sandringham House's nearest railhead, thereby opening the way to the line's closure. Shortly after its closure, Wolferton was sold in 1967 by British Rail to railwayman Eric Walker. He reopened the royal waiting room in 1970 as a museum to display his 6,000 item collection of royal and historical memorabilia. Walker died in 1985 and his son, Roger Hedly-Walker, wanted to sell the station, ostensibly because he was unable to obtain permission from the royal estate to erect a larger sign advertising the museum and that the 18,000 annual visitors per year, Hedly-Walker said, was insufficient to meet running costs.

The station and contents went unsold, although the vendor did manage to dispose of a stash of 450 original London and North Eastern Railway posters which had been collected by his father during the 1920s and 1930s and stored beneath a trap door in the royal waiting room. The signal box at Wolferton is now Grade II listed, was itself offered for auction on 14 May 1989; the signalling mechanism would be sold separately in 1990, citing ill-health and the need to pay death duties, Hedly-Walker auctioned the station's contents The station itself was purchased by Richard Brown in 2001 and has since carried out a substantial refurbishment of the Down side station buildings, crossing gates and signal box. The signal box has been restored and still houses its original lever frame and gate wheel. The levers and interlocking mechanism were extensively refurbished and refitted with assistance from the local North Norfolk Railway signal engineering department. For a comprehensive look at the stations history or to contribute information contact Richard Brown on richard.brown@ or visit the website 15




7 July Trinity 6 14 July Trinity 7

11.00 Mattins

21 July Trinity 8

8.00 Holy Communion

28 July Trinity 9

9.15 Holy Communion



8.00 Holy Communion

9.30 Mattins

11.15 Mattins 11.00 Family Service 9.30 Mattins

4 August Trinity 10 11 August Trinity 11

11.00 Mattins 11.15 Mattins

18 August Trinity 12 25 August Trinity 13

9.15 Mattins

11.00 Family Service 8.00 Holy Communion

1 September Trinity 14

9.30 Mattins

8 September Trinity 15

11.00 Mattins

15 September Trinity 16

8.00 Holy Communion

22 September Trinity 17

9.15 Holy Communion

11.00 Harvest Festival

29 September St Michael

Group Service at Sandringham

Group Service at Sandringham

Group Service at Sandringham

8.00 Holy Communion

9.30 Mattins

6 October Trinity 19

11.15 Mattins

There will be no 8am Holy Communion during August due to clergy leave. There is always






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s a 8am HC [BCP] at St Nicholas, Dersingham and people would be very welcome there.


F E AT U R E The Flitcham Barn Dance The evening of the eighth of June saw a very jolly and convivial event take place in Flitcham. The Parent/Teachers Association (PTA) of our treasured village school had hit upon the notion of a Barn Dance to raise some much-needed funds. And a very professional job they did of organising it. They thought of everything and they have to be complimented for their thoroughness. The venue was at Abbey Farm in one of the large barns there. Permission to use the barn was very kindly given by Mr. Edward Cross but his generosity extended to a huge amount of help and support from him and his workmen in preparing the barn and arranging the layout. The barn was divided into four areas, the largest being the dance floor which was equipped with very comfy straw bale seating around the perimeter. Another smaller area was dedicated to the caterers who would provide the Hog Roast supper included in the ticket price. An area with tables and chairs made an ideal place for people to relax socially and chat or to enjoy their roast without having to balance it on their knees. And then finally, somewhere for the band to make the music for the dancing. There was no bar on this occasion to avoid the tedious bureaucracy of licensing but everyone brought their favourite tipples with them and that proved to work very well. The music was provided by local band “Rusty Relics� led by Lloyd Bailey who acted as compere and caller. He did a great job getting people onto the floor and teaching them the moves and the progress of the dance. Then the band would strike up and the fun and chaos begin. Of course, there’s always some body whose instructions got muddled and found themselves going against the flow but it all added to the considerable merriment. The band alternated each dance with a performance piece. This gave the dancers time to draw breath, slake their thirsts and laugh about what went wrong. 18



At half time the barn fell quiet as everyone tucked into their delicious Hog Roasts and refilled their glasses. The raffle was drawn in this space and the prize of a magnificent Country Hamper was duly won and presented to the lucky winner. Then it was back to the dancing which went on until late, enthusiastic dancers clamouring for more and reluctant to let the fun and frolic fade into the night.

The event was very well attended. It attracted a really good crowd. Of course, there were lots of locals. There were people from farther away too. One couple came from Ely having seen the publicity banners at a roundabout. They booked a cottage nearby just to be able to get to the event. The publicity had been really good thanks to the extremely generous and encouraging support of MSP Print and Design whose premises are in Flitcham Barns. The handsome sum of £852.96 was raised and congratulations and thanks for a successful event are due to all who contributed. They should be proud. And the words on everyone lips as they drifted home “We must do that again!” Childs Play Day Nursery This vibrant village is host to a number of activities including a busy nursery catering for 41 children. The manager Ann Allott writes: Childs Play Day Nursery is situated in a converted stable block in the village of Wolferton and has been established since 1998.We pride ourselves on our flexible, friendly approachable atmosphere and have a vision statement of ‘A happy homely environment for all to share’. We are open 7.30am -5.30pm, Monday-Friday, for 49 weeks of the year. We believe the child’s voice to be essential, so therefore we listen to the children in order to plan for their individual developing needs, by providing various activities and opportunities throughout the day. We are registered with OFSTED and follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. All staff are qualified from level 2, up to degree level 5 in child care. For additional information please call us 01485 540 389. 19

Childs Play Day Nursery Sawyers Yard Wolferton PE31 6HA Contact us on

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Flitcham Primary School For anyone who is interested or knows anyone that is potentially interested in sending their children to Flitcham Primary School, the new website has now been officially launched.

Wow, what an action packed summer term our little school is having. Firstly, congratulations must be expressed to the team of pupils who took part in the School Cluster Swimming Gala. 6 pupils have qualified for the next round, the County Swimming Gala. Keep kicking Guys!! Admittedly, a few more tweaks may need making however we are very proud of our school and the activities we take part in, so have a look, or pass the address on to anyone who may be interested in sending their children to us.

This term’s topics include the Rain Forest and Dinosaurs and learning has centred around these areas. All the hard work is being rewarded with a whole school trip to the Natural History Museum on July 4th in London. It will be a very long, but action packed day out. Flitcham Primary School is proud to be performing in a special concert with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Kings Lynn Corn Exchange on 25th June, along with children from other local schools. The children have been practising music and singing, including Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Water Music. On the afternoon of the 25th, the children will be performing to pupils from other local schools and the evening performance is open to parents and families. We are sure the performances will be first class and ‘Good Luck’ to all those taking part. 20




Optional initial gathering: Tues 24 Sep, 7-9pm Being Christian Beyond Church – Online Learning Diocesan House, 109 Dereham Road, Easton, NR9 5ES What does it mean to be Christian in today’s secular workplace, in voluntary work or the community? These are some of the issues we will discuss during this online course. Suggested donation £10 Please book in advance. Contact: Caspar James , 01603 882335, Mapping Remembrance The latest in a new series focussing on the seasons of the Christian Year. It will cover All Saints, All Souls and Remembrance Sunday. Please note: Mapping Advent is still available. Date for the Diary... A Diocesan day on the ministry of healing. Sat 22 Mar 2014 – St Luke’s Church, Norwich NR3 2HF

Share Sale and Investment Fraud Cont.  

Be aware that you are now likely to be a target for other frauds. Fraudsters often share details about people they have successfully targeted or approached, using different identities to commit further frauds. People who’ve already fallen victim to fraudsters are particularly vulnerable to the fraud recovery fraud. This is when fraudsters contact people who’ve already lost money through fraud and claim to be law enforcement officers or lawyers. They advise the victim that they can help them recover their lost money – but request a fee.

Protect yourself against share sale fraud  If you’re considering any type of investment, always remember: if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is. High returns can only be achieved with high risk.  If you’re suspicious about a scheme’s authenticity, you should investigate the company’s status and contact details.  The Financial Services Authority regulates stockbrokers based in the UK. You can check a stockbroker’s authenticity by visiting the FSA’s: Register of authorised firms - 

Alternatively, call the FSA’s consumer helpline on 0300 500 5000.

If fraud has been committed, report it to Action Fraud 0300 123 2040. 21



S E R V I C E S Dersingham Mobile Library Service Castle Rising Alms House

09.35 - 10.00

Jul 4, 18, Aug 1, 15, 29, Sep 12, 26

Flitcham Abbey Road - Old Club Former bell Inn

13.25 - 13.40 13.45 - 13.55

Jul 5, Aug 2, 30, Sep 27 Jul 5, Aug 2, 30, Sep 27

Hillington Pasture Close Wheatfields

12.00 - 12.20 12.25 - 12.40

Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 13 Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 13

Sandringham York Cottage

11.35 - 11.50 J

Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 13

West Newton Caernarvon Cottages Post Office West Newton Pres– School

10.30 - 10.45 10.50 - 11.00 11.05 - 11.30

Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 13 Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 13 Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 13

Wolferton Church The Green

09.45 - 10.00 10.05 - 10.25

Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 13 Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 13

Join the library and you can borrow up to 15 books (or tapes, large print books, children's books. Or hire a DVD. Home library service The home library service provides books on wheels to the homes of people who like to use the library service but are unable to get to a branch or mobile library due to age, disability or mobility. If you would like to either use this service or help as a volunteer, please contact the service on 01603 660945. This is provided in association with the WRVS, which aims to give older people opportunities to get more out of life through its voluntary service. For information contact Dersingham Library 01485 540 181 or


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Clerk Flitcham cum Appleton Parish Council wishes to appoint a Clerk/RFO for 2 hours per week, at NJC scale 18 – 22 (currently £8.919 - £10.198 per hour) dependent on qualifications and experience. Summary of duties:  The post is primarily home based with flexible hours apart from the requirement to attend six meeting a year which take place (normally) on the second Tuesday of every other month.  In consultation with the chairman, producing and circulating agendas and minutes of meetings.  Taking appropriated actions in line with the decisions of the council, including attendance at outside meetings where appropriate.  Receiving and sending emails and dealing with correspondence on behalf of the council.  Dealing with planning applications appropriately and in a timely manner.  As RFO, the Clerk is responsible for all financial matters including the payment of cheques, Clerk’s salary/PAYE, and preparation of the annual accounts and documents for audit. To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter to the Clerk at Closing date for applications: July 31st 2013 - For more details of the post, please contact the Clerk, Rosie Kitchen, at the above email address, or call 01553 760436. The Foster and Friends cycling club did the 75 mile French Revolution Epic on Sunday 16th June. A great time was had by all with a number of parishioners also participating. We have a number of other charity bike rides organised including one for Guide Dogs for the Blind coming up. It you would like to get fit whilst supporting very worth while charities or for additional information please contact Kevin Piggot on 07771 920690. 24



Caption Challenge Each quarter we provide a cartoon that requires a witty caption. Submit your entry by 15th September. The best caption wins the honour of having their wit printed in the next edition. email your entry to

Last Quarters Caption Congratulations to :

Tracey Lever of Lynn for her witty entry: “shoosh, they’re about to announce if our individual home incinerator trial was successful.”

Sandringham A Royal Estate For 150 Years This new book marks the 150th anniversary of Sandringham becoming a Royal estate, and the 60th anniversary of Prince Philip’s stewardship. It is lavishly illustrated, with many paintings and photographs never previously published, and with a Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Now available from the Visitor Centre Gift Shop. £20.00 25


PACKAGES & GIFT VOUCHERS A long established salon offering a comprehensive range of beauty treatments by experienced, qualified and professional therapists in a very relaxing atmosphere.

01553 631611 The Old Stables, Castle Rising, Kings Lynn, PE31 6AG

I S S U E S Incinerator Update The County Council was meant to be debating getting out of the incinerator contract on 17th June but officers did not allow all members to see the contract and instead a press release was issued suggesting it could cost over £80million to walk away. An officer report said compensation would be due to Cory Wheelabrator even if corruption had occurred. This prompts the questions what other surprises are still ‘lurking’ in the contract and were any of the terms negotiated favourable to Norfolk County Council? Cabinet agreed a QC should examine the contract and review the advice given to the Council that led to it being signed. It was also agreed that waste industry experts would assess the potential savings that could be made from alternative waste treatments. These are likely to be significant because more advanced waste treatments are both cheaper and more efficient. Cory Wheelabrator’s technology was ‘state of the art’ in Germany and America around 20 years ago, things have moved on, expensive marketing does not make up for having an out of date product. On 10 th June 2013 Cabinet “approved in full” recommendations which included having independent waste industry experts prepare a “Waste Management report” looking at what can be saved by using alternatives. It will be a good opportunity for the new administration to show it is better than the last. The July music event is postponed until 21 st September due to clashing with Festival Too.

For more information please visit & Mike Knights Vice Chairman KLWIN Fairgreen Farms Fairgreen Middleton PE32 1RN 26


King’s Lynn West Norfolk Business Start-up Support Programme What is it? A new free Business Start up Service that has been launched by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk in association with business start up support specialists, TCHC, to help people who want to become self employed or start a new business. The service includes practical, informative workshops, covering all the points that you need to consider in becoming self employed or setting up your own business, as well as providing the opportunity to discuss your ideas and questions with an experienced business adviser. Who’s it for? The service will help anyone resident in the borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk who is thinking about becoming self employed or starting a new business make their idea a reality. What does it consist of? The programme consists of practical training workshops together with an opportunity to talk through your business ideas with an experienced, independent business adviser. What are the benefits?  Learn business skills to enable you run a business effectively  Receive Independent impartial advice to give you every chance of success  Meet and network with others in a similar position to yourself to help build your confidence How much does it cost? All workshops, business viability consultations and business mentoring sessions are completely free for residents of the borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.

How do I book? To book a place on a workshop or a business viability consultation please call TCHC on 01923 698 474 or email DATE



1st July

Is it for me?

Kings’ Lynn

15th July

Building your business idea

Kings’ Lynn

9th September

Planning your business

Kings’ Lynn

16th September

Is it for me?


7th October

Building your business idea

Kings’ Lynn

14th October

Planning your business

Kings’ Lynn

11th November

Planning your business

Kings’ Lynn




Anmer Social Club Numbers for Summer BBQ’s can be emailed to or call 01553 631 349. Dates and additional details on page 29. The Wolf Folk Club at Wolferton Social Club Each Thursday with kick-off time 8.00pm. Admission free. Come and perform or listen to folk songs, poetry, pop classics, instrumental pieces - we all do our own thing. All dates on page 30 & 31.

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D I A R Y July 1st King’s Lynn business course, Is It For Me?, details page 27 advertise 1st Wolferton Social Club 7pm PCC Meeting your 2nd Flitcham School 1.30pm School Play Group dates 5th Coffee Morning, 10-12pm Flitcham Community Centre here 9th Sandringham Church 6pm PCC Meeting FREE 11th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music 9th Flitcham School 1.30pm School Play Group 12th Coffee Morning, 10-12pm Flitcham Community Centre 14th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Cash Bingo 15th King’s Lynn business course, Building Your Business Idea, details page 27 16th Flitcham School 1.30pm School Play Group 25th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music 20th East Anglian Air Ambulance, details page 10 21st Flitcham Football Field, 12-4pm Summer Car Boot Fayre 23rd Flitcham School 1.30pm School Play Group 23rd Sandringham Church 6pm Confirmation Service 27th Anmer Social Club BBQ, food from 8.30pm onwards, food from £1.00 31st Sandringham Flower Show, details page 10 August 2nd Coffee Morning, 10-12pm Flitcham Community Centre 7th Sandringham Church, Bake Sale, details page 9 8th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music 9th Crafts, Art and Sculpture Fair, details page 10 10th Crafts, Art and Sculpture Fair, details page 10 11th Crafts, Art and Sculpture Fair, details page 10 11th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Cash Bingo 18th Sandringham Visitors Centre, Lincoln MG Owners' Club, details page 10 22nd Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music 24th Wolferton Scarecrow Festival, details page 12 25th Wolferton Scarecrow Festival, details page 12 26th Wolferton Scarecrow Festival, details page 12 31st Anmer Social Club 7pm onwards BBQ, £5.00 includes food September 6th Coffee Morning, 10-12pm Flitcham Community Centre 7th Sandringham Game & Country Fair, details page 11 8th Sandringham Game & Country Fair, details page 11 10th Flitcham School 1.30pm School Play Group 5th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music 8th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Cash Bingo 9th King’s Lynn business course, Planning Your Business, details page 27 14th Anmer Social Club Quiz Night, £1.00 entry fee, teams of 4 or 6 16th King’s Lynn business course, Is It For Me?, details page 27 17th Flitcham School 1.30pm School Play Group 17th Wolferton Social Club 7.30pm Prize Bingo 19th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music 24th Flitcham School 1.30pm School Play Group 24th Diocesan House 7-9pm Being Christian Beyond Church, details page 21 29

D I A R Y September cont. 28th Sandringham Park, MX5 Owners' Club Rally, details page 10 29th Sandringham Park, MX5 Owners' Club Rally, details page 10 30th Castle Rising Reading Room 6pm PCC Meeting Thursdays Yoga 6pm-7.30pm at Flitcham Community Centre, first session free, suitable for any age Youth Club 6.30pm - 8.30pm meets fortnightly at the Rectory, Clare Reviere 01485 540 587 Sundays Sunday School meets each week at West Newton Church at 9.15am. New members always welcome. Please enquire Mrs Bernice Allen 01485 543 425. October 3rd Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music 7th King’s Lynn business course, Building Your Business Idea, details page 27 8th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Cash Bingo 11th Sandringham, 20 Ghost Club (pre-War Rolls Royce's) details page 14th King’s Lynn business course, Planning Your Business, details page 27 15th Wolferton Social Club 7.30pm Prize Bingo 17th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music 31st Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music November 8th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Cash Bingo 11th King’s Lynn business course, Planning Your Business, details page 27 14th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music 15th West Newton Village Hall 7pm, Entertainment Evening, details page 11 18th Good Companions, 7.30pm Bingo 28th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music 30th Victorian Christmas Bizarre, Flitcham Community Centre

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Mr Edward Dawnay

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MSP PR IN T AND DE SIG N We are an established professional printing company based on the Sandringham Estate. Whilst we are a national company we provide a department solely focused on local requirements that can offer you a range of personalised products in qty’s that suit your needs. A local company offering a local and bespoke service.

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