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SHOULDHAM NEWS

Volume 11. No. 2 2012/13

Christmas cheers! Yes, it’s nearly Yuletide again and already it’s time for the bumper Christmas edition of Shouldham News. The year 2012 has been an eventful one for our village, with the invasion of the chafer bugs on the playing field, electrical mishaps throughout the village, and Shouldham celebrating the Diamond Jubilee in right royal style on the Green. There has been bad news, including the King’s Arms closing its doors in June (look inside for plans to save our pub), but good news too: notably the highly successful reintroduction of a Harvest Supper celebration (see inside for reports of the occasion). We’ve had a village shop, bar and restaurant throughout the year, thanks to the Chalk & Cheese, and now also a village website, www.shouldham.info, due to the tireless efforts of a new Shouldham resident, Matt Brown. A great deal of thanks, too, must go to all the people who – entirely on a voluntary basis – bring you Shouldham News four times a year: our talented designer, Emma Gibson; our dedicated ad manager, John Dovey; Keith Matthews, who keeps the books straight; and our footweary team of distributors (Ann Hullah, Chris Lawrence, Helen Brown, John Dovey, Keith Matthews, Julie Walkey, Linda Peake, Mick Bentley, Sarah Ryan, Cas Sawyer, Steve Jones and John McGourty) who deliver the newsletter to every house in Shouldham and Shouldham Thorpe. As a seasonal treat, our mystery poet has written an ode to our Shouldham News posties inside. Finally, we’d like to wish all our readers, both near and far, a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.


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Martin Nicholls Martin Nicholls, a friend to many in Shouldham and the long-time printer of Shouldham News, died on 18th November after a short illness. Even after he moved away from the village, Martin often returned to the King’s Arms, especially during rugby matches when his cheerful banter enlivened many a lacklustre England performance. Our thoughts are with Perri and his family.

Village Weekend 2013 Plans are well underway for next year’s communal events, with the dates already set for the Village Bike Ride (Sunday 5th May), the Open Gardens and Yard Sale (Sunday 9th June), and the Village Weekend (Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July). On the Friday night of the Village Weekend we’re aiming to have a grand auction – both of household effects and of promises, so if you’ve a secret talent you’re willing to share with your neighbours, start getting prepared! We shall also need volunteers to run stalls at the fete, which next year will be on the playing field. If you would like to help with preparations for these events in any way, please contact Emma Gibson (01366 348199/emma.gibson79@btinternet.com).

Carols around the Tree The annual carol singing round the Christmas tree on the Green will be on Saturday 22nd December at 6pm (please note new time). There will be a collection for a local charity, if you wish to give. Hope to see you there.


Shouldham FC news On behalf of Shouldham Football Club, I would like to say some very big thank yous to our sponsors who have helped us this season. • Law Fertilisers Ltd – chafer grub treatment and fertiliser. • Geoffrey Hipperson – application of chafer grub treatment and fertiliser. • Cad Drafting Limited – new football strip. • Hair Force – new football strip. • George and Janet Bell – donation. Thank you all very much – your generosity and time mean a lot to us

Keith Matthews (Chairman)

SOKA: Save Our King’s Arms! Moves are afoot to try and save our village pub. The King’s Arms has served Shouldham for more than 350 years, and several of us in the village are keen that it will do so again. We don’t see a rejuvenated King’s Arms as being in direct competition to the Chalk & Cheese (and neither does the Chalk & Cheese’s proprietor, Andrew Archibald, who is happy to support us). We are hoping to have an initial public meeting (probably in the Village Hall) on Friday January 11th, where we plan to investigate the possibilities of turning the King’s Arms into a community-owned pub. Please fill in the questionnaire starting on page 6, so we can find out your views. At the public meeting, we also hope to gauge the level of support in the village for this enterprise. Please look out for posters advertising the event, or consult the village website, www.shouldham.info, for the latest news.


They get worse… this year’s Christmas jokes How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizzas? Deep pan, crisp and even.

What did Santa say to Mrs Claus when he looked out of the window? Looks like rain, Dear.

What did Adam say on the day before Christmas? It’s Christmas, Eve.

Why was Santa’s little helper feeling depressed? He had low elf-esteem.

What did one snowman say to the other? Can you smell carrot?

Allotment plot vacancies Shouldham Thorpe Allotment Society has plot vacancies available now. Interested parties should apply to John Cowin, Treasurer, 43 Westgate Street, Shouldham, PE33 0BN. Tel 01366 347526 or email: orrycowin @aol.com

Marie Curie Cancer Care A big thank you to neighbours in Woodward Close for the wonderful sum of £80 donated in a recent collection for Marie Curie. J Malby


King’s Arms Shouldham Introduction Following the closure of the King's Arms in June 2012, several of us in the village decided that 'something must be done'. We are currently in the process of creating a committee to explore options for a community bid to purchase and run the King’s Arms. If a cooperative was set up, then its objective would be to seek to purchase the King’s Arms, and having successfully purchased it, the cooperative would find a tenant to run the pub. The cooperative would in time raise the funds to purchase the King’s Arms by issuing shares. One of the important differences between a cooperative and a limited company is that cooperative members all have an equal vote, whether they have one share or tens of thousands of shares. How to stay informed If you would like to stay informed about the ongoing activities of the committee and the progress of this project, please visit the www.shouldham.info website. How to get involved If you would like to help in any way in the setting up of the cooperative, please contact us at team@shouldham.info or phone 01844 238868. If you have a specific skill or experience that you would like to offer, please let us know, and if not just let us know you would like to help. Consultation As the committee develops the details of the plans to create the cooperative, we will consult with the local community to seek their views. The community we will consult will be all the residents of the trading area of the future King’s Arms, the King’s Arms’s future customers, covering an area extending beyond Shouldham. At this time we would like to seek your views about the kind of pub you would like the King’s Arms to be. Please complete the questionnaire on the next page and return to Phil Harriss, 16 The Green, Shouldham, or complete it online at www.shouldham.info.


King’s Arms Shouldham Questionnaire

Name: ………………………………………………………………...................................................................

Address…………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………….………………………………………………......................................................

Email:…………………………………………………………….......................................................... 1. Do you think we need a pub in the village?

□ Yes □ No □ Don’t know 2. How often did you use the King's Arms when it was open?

□ Daily □ Every now and again □ Weekly □ Monthly □ Never 3. What did you visit the King’s Arms for?

□ Drinks □ Food □ Advertised entertainment □ Group gathering, eg cards □ Special occasions □ Other (please specify) Continued next page


4. If you currently use an alternative pub, where do you go? ………………………………………………………………...................................................................

5. Would you like the King’s Arms to reopen as a pub or something else?

□ Pub □ Something else (please specify) ……………...................................................................

6. If the King’s Arms reopened, would you come back?

□ Yes □ No 7. If the opportunity arose, do you think a co-operative run pub is a good idea?

□ Yes □ No □ I do not know enough about what a co-operative is to decide 8. If yes, would you be interested in being part of the co-operative?

□ Yes, as a shareholder □ No □ Yes, as a volunteer □ I need more information about what a co-operative is to decide

9. Would you like to see an additional service added to the King’s Arms?

□ Visiting Library □ Other (please specify)

Visiting Bank

…………………………………………………………………………………. 10. Is there anything you'd like to change about the King’s Arms if it reopened? Continued on next page


11. Which services would you like the King’s Arms to offer? (Please tick all of the following that are of interest to you)

□ All day opening □ Bar snacks □ Televised sport □ Wi-Fi □ Real ales □ Lunchtime and evening meals □ Pool table □ Internet terminal □ Children’s games in the garden □ Family Room with children’s indoor games

□ Garden events, eg live music, BBQs □ Live music nights □ Themed nights (quiz night, race nights, etc)

□ Pub games teams (darts, crib, Petanque, etc)

□ Functions catered for (eg birthday parties)

□ Meetings for local community groups, eg Coffee mornings


It’s all on Shouldham.info! We’re gradually building up a fund of information and delights for villagers to view on our community website, www.shouldham.info. There are already details of forthcoming events, news items and recent editions of Shouldham News for your delectation, but you’ll also find the village Facebook page (simply click on the ‘f’ symbol at the top righthand side of the site, then click on the ‘like’ box to join our merry band), an ‘Explore Shouldham’ feature where you can take a tour of our village, and even buy or sell articles in the ‘Classifieds’ section. There’s an increasing number of photos on the website too, recording events in Shouldham’s past. What’s your favourite? The action shots from the greasy pole contest, perhaps, or the impressive conflagration that was the Jubilee Beacon, or even the perky picture of the pig being prepared for the barbecue? If you have any photos of village life that you’d like to share with the rest of us, please email them to team@shouldham.info and we’ll add them to the site.

Shouldham News Posties The word goes out, it’s time again to start the old routine The printing’s done, the magazines are ready to be seen From different homes, the posties come, for their allotted piles Then on their feet, or in their cars, they cover many miles. From house to house they make their way, on hot days and on cold With barking dogs and snapping gates a postie must be bold! They search for letter boxes or knock for someone there They like to leave deliveries safe, to show they really care They listen to the readers, who give such kindly views And as they chat, they all exchange, the local village news. So well done to the writers, to the typesetters too And also to the posties, who bring your mag’ to you.


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Carols by Candlelight & Festival of Christmas Trees in All Saints’ Church We intend to repeat the decoration of the church with small Christmas trees (real or artificial) in memory of departed loved ones. These need to be in church before the service of Nine Lessons and Carols, which is to be held on Monday, 17th December at 7pm. The church will be candlelit for the carol service, and the decorated Christmas trees add significantly to the sense of occasion. Mulled wine and refreshments will be served after the service. Everyone welcome. Please contact Ann Hullah (347814/annhullah@btinternet.com) if you would like to provide a tree.

Remembrance Day The Service of Remembrance was held at All Saints’ on 11th November at 10.45am, led by Lay Reader, Anne Clarke, with the bells half-muffled for the solemn occasion. We were delighted to have Wing Commander Abbot and Sergeant Merrett from RAF Marham with us to lay wreaths at the war memorial during the Act of Remembrance. In this, they were accompanied by World War II veteran, Ron Revell (aided by Wendy Ash), and Louisa Woodbine who laid wreaths on behalf of the Royal British Legion. The names of the Fallen were read by Churchwarden Brian Hullah when the two minutes’ silence was duly observed. In her short sermon, Anne emphasised the importance of recalling the sacrifice that our servicemen and women have made – and continue to make – in wars across the globe. But she also stressed the struggle Christians face in striving for world peace, using as a final text Jesus’ parting words: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. The moving service had been specially revised by Rev Barbara Burton, to whom we send good wishes for a speedy recovery from illness. Ann and Brian Hullah


Harvest Supper reaps abundant praise The revival of this traditional event was the idea of Jennifer Malby and was held in Shouldham Village Hall on the evening of Saturday, 20th October. Although we were saddened to be without Rev Barbara Burton through illness, a sizeable group of 55 parishioners sat down to an excellent first course of roast pork and all the trimmings, supplied by Van Pelt Pork Butchers’, with cooking by Steve and Mandy Massen. This was followed by a splendid choice of desserts provided by various ladies of the village. It was agreed that this was an occasion to be repeated in future years, and a huge thank-you is due to Jenny and her tireless team of helpers who made it a most enjoyable evening. Along with the raffle, a worthy £190 was made for church funds, for which the PCC is most grateful. Brian and Ann Hullah Chris Lawrence adds a few comments on the occasion Following the success of the Shouldham Village Weekend, Jenny Malby immediately decided to organise a Harvest Supper to help raise much-needed funds for All Saints’ Church. Plans were put into action by a number of people and, on the day, the Village Hall was set up to look especially festive. The tables were set with the new cutlery and plates recently bought with funds raised during the Village Weekend. (Incidentally, this new cutlery and crockery is available for hire.) The guests not only enjoyed food expertly and deliciously cooked by Steve and Mandy Massen, but also enjoyed the exhibition of old photos of the village – photos from a collection Jenny has put together over the years and added to by other villagers for this Harvest Supper event. Some of the comments overheard at the evening include: ‘Did you really look like that!’ ‘Now where in Shouldham is that?’, and ‘My goodness, how different that scene looks now!’ Jenny’s idea to revive the tradition of having a Harvest Supper in Shouldham was successful in many ways: in the funds that were raised, and in the enjoyable evening that resulted, the friendly chat, the delicious meal and the fond reminiscences. Jenny and her team most definitely deserved the grateful applause given them at the end of such a happy event.


Changes to the bin-collection service From April 2nd 2013, the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is introducing a new bin-collection service. You should have received a leaflet explaining the changes, but if not, read on. The main changes are the introduction of a weekly collection of food waste and the collection of the black bins and the green bins on alternate weeks. These changes will help the council to increase recycling from 37% to nearer 50%. The new service also reduces contract costs to the council, and therefore the council tax payer by around £1m per year. To facilitate these changes, new bins are being delivered between the end of January and the end of March. Most households will receive: • A new grey 23-litre food-waste bin. • A new grey 7-litre kitchen caddy (plus an initial supply of 50 compostable liners). • A new black 240-litre bin to replace the current black 140-litre bin (the 140-litre bin will be collected and recycled when your new bin is delivered). Those households with black-bag collections or communal bins will also receive kitchen caddies for food waste. Residents wishing to keep their existing 140-litre bin for the new alternate weekly collection, rather than receiving a new 240-litre bin, can do so. Simply complete the online form by visiting the website www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/refuseandrecycling or by calling 01553 616200. All requests to keep the 140-litre bin must be received before Christmas. Information about how to use the new service will be delivered early next year. Calendars detailing collection dates will be delivered to households before the new service starts. For further information please visit www.westnorfolk.gov.uk/refuseandrecycling or call on 01553 616200.


Dates for your diaries Wednesday 12th December, 7.30pm, Shouldham Bowls Club: BINGO. Monday 17th December, 7pm, All Saints’ Church, Shouldham: CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT & FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS TREES. Mulled wine and refreshments will be served after the service. Everyone welcome. If you would like to decorate a tree in memory of someone, please contact Ann Hullah on 347814. Wednesday 19th December, 6.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Shouldham Thorpe: CAROL SERVICE. Saturday 22nd December, 6pm, Shouldham Village Green: CAROLS AROUND THE TREE. The annual carol singing round the village Christmas tree. All welcome. Please note new time. There will be a collection for a local charity, if you wish to give. Christmas Eve, 24th December, 4pm, Boughton Church: CRIB SERVICE. Christmas Eve, 24th December, 11.30pm, St Martin’s Church, Fincham: MIDNIGHT MASS. Christmas Day, 25th December, 9.30am, St Mary’s Church, Shouldham Thorpe: CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE. Christmas Day, 25th December, Chalk & Cheese: CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH. We have a couple of slots left – first come, first served! For more information, please contact Andrew on 01366 348039, call in to see us, or look at our website http:// www.bed-and-breakfast-west-norfolk.co.uk/ New Year’s Eve, Monday 31st December, Chalk & Cheese: NEW YEAR BUFFET TICKET-ONLY EVENING. Buffet tickets £35 per head, plus a late-entry ticket for £10 per head. For more information, please contact Andrew on 01366 348039, call in to see us, or look at our website http://www.bed-and-breakfast-west-norfolk.co.uk/ New Year’s Eve, Monday 31st December, 8pm-1am, Shouldham Bowls Club: NEW YEAR'S EVE BUFFET & DISCO. For tickets (£12.50), contact the Bowls Club, or phone Elsie on 01366 347636. Members and new members welcome.


Dates for your diaries Wednesday 9th January, 7.30pm, Shouldham Bowls Club: BINGO. Thursday 24th January, 7.45pm, Shouldham Village Hall: DISCOFIT TASTER SESSION. Shouldham WI. For more details contact Emma 348199 or shouldhamwi@gmail.com Saturday 26th January, 2013, Shouldham Bowls Club: RACE NIGHT. Run by Downham Market Young Farmers. For further information, contact Will Woods on 07771972335. Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd February, Chalk & Cheese: SCOTLAND COMES TO SHOULDHAM. Specialist arts, crafts and food stalls together with a special Scottish menu, music and lots more. We are taking bookings for the Saturday evening now. For more information, please contact Andrew on 01366 348039, call in to see us, or look at our website http://www.bed-and-breakfast-west-norfolk.co.uk/ Wednesday 6th February, 7.30pm, Shouldham Bowls Club: BINGO. Thursday 14th February, Chalk & Cheese: VALENTINES DINNER. For more information, please contact Andrew on 01366 348039, call in to see us, or look at our website http://www.bed-and-breakfast-west-norfolk.co.uk/ Saturday 23rd February, Shouldham Bowls Club: MARK STEELE. Guitar/vocalist. Meal: steak and kidney pie and vegetables, plus assorted desserts. For tickets (£9), contact the Bowls Club, or phone Elsie on 347636. Members and new members welcome. Thursday 28th February, 7.45pm, Shouldham Village Hall: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MEDIC. Shouldham WI. For more details contact Emma 348199 or shouldhamwi@gmail.com Wednesday 6th March, 7.30pm, Shouldham Bowls Club: BINGO. Sunday 10th March, SHOULDHAM NEWS DEADLINE. The final date for copy for the Spring edition. If you have any news, views or details of forthcoming events, please contact Phil Harriss (01366 347244 or 01844 238868/philip.harriss@virgin.net). Or pop a note through the door of ‘Dunromin’ on the Green. Electronic, colour copies of the newsletter can be found on www.shouldham.info and on the Shouldham Parish Council website: http://shouldhampc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/category/newsletters/


Dates for your diaries Thursday 28th March, 7.45pm, Shouldham Village Hall: CHOCOLATE DELIGHT. Shouldham WI. For more details contact Emma 348199 or shouldhamwi@gmail.com Wednesday 3rd April, 7.30pm, Shouldham Bowls Club: BINGO. Saturday 27th April, Shouldham Bowls Club: STEVE PERRY. Guitar/vocalist. Meal: roast pork, three vegetables and assorted desserts. For tickets (£9), contact the Bowls Club, or phone Elsie on 01366 347636. Members and new members welcome. Sunday 5th May, 11am, the Green: VILLAGE BIKE RIDE. A communal spin along the rural byways of West Norfolk, via the odd hostelry. Sunday 9th June, around Shouldham village: OPEN GARDENS & YARD SALE. Start pampering your patches of land now – and delving into your junk. Friday 5th July & Saturday 6th July, around Shouldham: VILLAGE WEEKEND. Featuring a Friday evening auction, a Saturday afternoon fete on the playing field, and a dinner and dance in the evening.

Showing films in Shouldham? I have been looking into the feasibility of showing films in Shouldham and would like to pass information on to people and also try to get a sense of the level of interest for this. There is an organisation called Village Screen; it helps villages in the eastern region to put on films. The titles are those you can see in the mainstream cinema, but some time after their release. The films shown in Downham Market each month are part of this scheme. If you would like to find out more, log on to www.villagescreen.co.uk/ At this point I need to find three or four other people who would be interested in working with me to try and make this happen. So email me (sue@suehat.plus.net) if you might like to get involved. I would also like to get a sense of the level of interest in coming along to watch films locally. My enquiries so far indicate that Shouldham’s Village Hall is not high enough to fit the screen that would be used. So this means looking elsewhere. • Would you come to films shown in Shouldham/Marham/Fincham? • Would you be willing to pay £4 or £5 to watch a film locally? • Would you come once a month? Once every two months? Do please contact me to say if you would be likely to come and see films. And also if you would like to get involved. Sue Hatfield (sue@suehat.plus.net)


Annual Report 2012 – Shouldham WI Shouldham WI was formed in March 2012 and currently has a membership of 14 and has had 19 visitors who have attended up to three times. There are approximately 20 more people on the email circle who wish to be kept informed of WI events and activities. There is a committee of five who meet once a month to discuss planned events and organisation. Members come from Shouldham and surrounding towns and villages with a wide age range. The WI meets every fourth Thursday in Shouldham Village Hall. Meetings this year have consisted of a Norfolk cheese and wine evening, jewellery making, garden design, teacup posies and tea party, card making, Shabby Chic furniture painting, a visit to Caithness Crystal and a sugarcraft evening, and will culminate in a tree decoration making session to decorate a Christmas tree in Shouldham Church. The WI had a stand at the village Diamond Jubilee celebration and collected many names for the email round, and held a baking competition at the Village Weekend. The WI also had a stall at St Martin at Shouldham School Christmas market and raised £65.75 from a tombola, children’s games and the sale of books. The programme for next year has been planned and is available to interested parties. We have had three members join for 2012/2013 through the early booking system. Meetings will continue to be fairly informal and will include a rota for hostess, a raffle or sale for funds and information from Federation. The WI will purchase a copy of the WI Gazette for each member. We are in contact with Watlington, Barroway Drove and Pentney & District WIs and have been invited to attend various meetings and trips. Joining with other groups will allow us to participate in activities that we would not otherwise be able to enjoy with a small membership. Federation also invites members to trips and activities as well as competitions. Please inform committee members of ideas for activities and speakers and encourage potential members to visit and see that Shouldham WI is not quite what you might expect!


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Chalk & Cheese news Andrew and Bridget Archibald look forward to welcoming you at the Chalk & Cheese over Christmas, New Year and into 2013. We have lots of exciting events lined up including: • Christmas party menu available throughout December. • Christmas Day lunch: we have a couple of slots left – first come first served! • New Year’s Eve Buffet ticket-only evening: buffet tickets £35 per head plus a late-entry ticket for £10 per head. • 1st-3rd February: Scotland comes to Shouldham – specialist arts, crafts and food stalls together with a special Scottish menu, music and lots more; we are taking bookings for the Saturday evening now. • 14th February: Valentines Dinner. For more information, and opening hours over Christmas and the New Year, please contact Andrew on 01366 348039, call in to see us or look at our website (http://www.bed-and-breakfast-west-norfolk.co.uk/). Bridget and Andrew

Autumn quiz The evening of Saturday, 10th November saw nine tables of contestants at the Village Hall submitting themselves to the mental torture that your two churchwardens had prepared, with the sardonic opening words: ‘It’s the easiest quiz yet…!’ After all the usual banter, groans and good humour, the Websters’ table from Barton Bendish emerged as clear victors after a closely fought contest. Many thanks to all the contestants; to our tireless scorer, Anne Carpenter; to the kind donors of raffle prizes; and to those who manned the door. The final profit for church funds was another £190, which the PCC again acknowledges with gratitude.


Organisations, clubs and services All Saints’ Church Vicar: Revd Barbara Burton, New Rectory, High Street, Fincham, King’s Lynn PE33 9EL (01366 348079/barbaraburton@btinternet.com). Chur ch war dens : Bri an an d Ann Hull ah annhullah@btinternet.com/ bbhullah@btinternet.com).

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Bell ringing: practice night Thursday 7-8.30pm; contact Brian Hullah (347814). Bowls Club New Clubhouse, Fairstead Grove, Shouldham (01366 347550). Whist drives on Tuesdays at 7.30pm, line dancing on Fridays. Bus services Shouldham has a bus service (Monday to Saturday) to Marham and King’s Lynn, run by Norfolk Green buses (www.norfolkgreen.co.uk/01553 776980). There are also occasional bus services (the No.51) to Norwich and Downham Market by Eagle Coaches (01760 755641/www.eaglescoaches.co.uk). Good Companions A social club for the village’s older residents, meeting on the third Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm in the Village Hall. Contact: Jennie Thorley (01366 347261/thorley_j@sky.com). Scouting 2nd Runcton Holme & Watlington beavers & cubs. Meet at Runcton Holme Scout Hut next to the school in Runcton Holme. Contact: Bob Keens (01553 810855/scout.keens@btinternet.com). Beavers meet on Tuesday 5.307pm, cubs on Wednesday 6.30-8pm. Rainbows. For girls aged five to seven. Meet at Runcton Holme Scout Hut 4.305.30pm Thursdays. Contact: Poppy (Jane Rose-Land; 01366 347452/ jsroseland@gmail.com).

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Guides. Meet at Runcton Holme Scout Hut 7.30-9pm Thursdays. Contact: Guide Leader sarahjmack@hotmail.co.uk).

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Organisations, clubs and services Shouldham Football Club Website: www.shouldhamfc.co.uk Chairman: Keith Matthews; vice-chair: Nigel Nixon (01366 347288); treasurer: Tim Owen (01366 347926); welfare officer: Nicola Smith (07867523896/nicolasmith@piersjacabltd.com); secretary: Nicky Dickens (07799074679/nicky@smartoutlook.co.uk). Shouldham Parish Council Con tact: Val Negus, parish cle rk (01366 Shouldham@talktalk.net). Website: shouldhampc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk

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Shouldham Post Office Westgate Street, Shouldham (01366 347789). Shouldham Thorpe Allotment Association Contact: John Cowin 347526 or email: orrycowin @aol.com Toddler Group Contact: Angela (angelacaley77@googlemail.com). Village Hall Contact: Ann (01366 347669). Village Weekend Committee Contact: Emma (01366 348199/emma.gibson79@btinternet.com). Women’s Institute Contact: Emma (01366 348199/shouldhamwi@gmail.com). Businesses If you would like your Shouldham-based business included in this directory, please contact Shouldham News.


Organisations, clubs and services Chalk & Cheese Contact Andrew & Bridget Archibald, 1 Eastgate Street, Shouldham (01366 348039/info@chalkandcheesenorfolk.co.uk). Keith Matthews Accountancy Contact 01366 347848/ keithjmatthews@aol.com). King’s Arms Currently without a landlord. Owned by Punch Taverns, but up for sale. Poppi Interiors War re n Lo dge , Fai rste ad D ro ve , S h o u l dh am 348033/07708506359/poppiinteriors@aol.co.uk

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Support your Bowls Club! In addition to the events listed in ‘Dates for your diaries’, the Bowls Club has whist drives every Tuesday at 7.30pm and line dancing every Friday at 7.30pm. New members for 2013 are most welcome, especially bowlers (anyone from aged 12 can come and have a go). Fees: bowlers £20 (£15 concessions) per year, non-playing members £10 per family per year. Membership subscriptions are due in January. Support for the club has gone down over the years. You have lost the pub, why lose another venue in the village? It’s not just a bowls club, it is also a social club. We have had to reduce the music nights by more than half through lack of support. The meals laid on at our music nights are very good value, and you get live entertainment as well. Just to book one artist for the evening now costs just under £200. Happy Christmas and New Year to you all from the Bowls Club.


Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year From all at Shouldham News


Shouldham News Winter 2012