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Volume 12 No.1

We can do it! As Shouldham News went to press, SOKA (Save Our King’s Arms) had just staged a sell-out pub quiz in Pearce’s Barn, and £104,000 worth of shares had been bought to help the village purchase the King’s Arms – an incredible total that should put us well on our way to our £150,000 goal by the deadline. We have applied for a matched-funding grant from the Social Investment Business, so the more that we raise from the share issue the more we might possibly receive in grant money. If you haven’t done so already, there’s still time to buy shares in your village pub and be part of Shouldham’s biggest-ever community project. For as little as £50 you can become a member, have your say in how the King’s Arms is run and a vote at our annual general meeting. Investments of £500 or more will in time also be eligible to receive annual interest. As a member, you’ll be joining our ever-growing band of investors who come from far and wide, including Italy, New Zealand, Canada, Texas and Hong Kong – although most, of course, live in our village. Eligible tax payers have another incentive to invest in that they should be able to claim half of their investment back via the government’s Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). For example, if they bought £100 worth of shares, they would effectively be able to claim £50 back from HMRC. More information on this can be found on the HMRC website If our plans come to fruition and the pub does well, any surplus profits – after paying shareholders interest on their investment – will be used to support and develop other community-run services in Shouldham and the locality. Full details can be found in the share prospectus; please contact John McGourty (01366 347919) if you haven’t yet seen a copy, or view it online at: (1).pdf

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We’ll drink to that! Shouldham’s first ever beer festival took place on 16th-18th August and what a weekend it was! The sun shone and the Green was reminiscent of a scene from mediaeval England, with resplendent multicoloured tents, hay bales, music and children running around. Adults chatted with friends, neighbours and new acquaintances, while sampling and comparing the merits of the 20 real ales (15 from Norfolk) and five ciders – which were downed with relish, there being hardly a drop left by Sunday afternoon. Food came in many different guises, including perfect Chalk & Cheese pizzas, crisp fish and chips, delicious local pork pies (kindly donated by Bray’s of Holt), tasty hot dogs, sweet barbecued corn on the cob and the now-famous Jim Ross & crew Sunday breakfast. Even a whole jar of pickled eggs was consumed with gusto by veterans and firsttimers alike, and as far as we’re aware, all survived to tell the tale! The large audience on Saturday night was entertained with live music from several of the fantastic young local performers, who over the last few months we’ve come to know and love at the open-mic evenings. Our own ‘old rocker’ Phil Harriss and his boyhood band friends also joined in, playing rousing rock and roll and R&B. Those of us still in a fit enough state to stand, just couldn’t resist the urge to get up and bop and in certain cases, indulge in a little ‘dad dancing’. Local star Georgie Britton provided the finale – surely she is set for great things, with such a beautiful voice. The Sunday session was perfect too, with talented guitarist Peter Carter providing a more laid-back end to proceedings. All in all the whole weekend was a great success enjoyed by villagers and visitors, young and old. What’s more, a profit of approximately £750 was raised, which is exceptionally good for a first-ever festival with a very short preparation time. So, well done Shouldham! Of course, none of it would have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors or the hard work of a trusty band of volunteers, who freely gave of their time. Many thanks to all of you. Already, it is being asked whether there will be a repeat next year, to which the answer is: we hope so, but under the exciting banner of Our King’s Arms – minus the ‘Save’. John McGourty

Village Weekend triumph This year’s Village Weekend was yet another success, with a highly enjoyable afternoon on the Playing Field followed by the annual dinner dance at Colt’s Hall barn. Thanks go to Only Young, the band who entertained the evening diners; the strenuous efforts of Mark, Matt and Bamber, who cooked and served the hog roast; Keith Matthews (MC and pig procurement officer); John Dovey and his helpers, who assembled and took down the tents; and above all to Emma Gibson and her committee, who organised the entire afternoon and evening. We hope to announce the profits from the event in the next edition of Shouldham News.

Thank you! Shouldham Toddler Group would like to thank everyone who supported the tractor rides and ice-cream stall at the Village Weekend this year. In total we raised £240, which will be a much needed source of income for the group over the coming year.

BLOOMING GREAT SUCCESS! The Annual Blooming Great Tea Party on Shouldham Village Green was a huge success. We raised £519.90 selling cakes, bric-a-brac and raffle tickets. Paul Gascoigne raised more funds by opening his beautiful garden for the day. The sun shone down on us all afternoon, while the tea and talk flowed! Thank you to everyone for their generosity in giving cakes, raffle prizes, bric-a-brac and most of all their time to support such a worthy cause.

Jane Rose-Land

Found Mobile phone found on the village green, on Friday 13th September. Anyone missing it please phone or email Emma 348199 /

Beer festival heroes Many thanks are due to all the many people involved in putting on the beer festival, especially to Jim Ross and his friends Abbie Panks and Ian Skinner for the immense amount of work they put in. Also to John Dovey who helped put up and take down the tents, all the musicians who gave their time for free – Crackletube, Alex Thornber, Alec Edwards, the Oscar Wallop Trio and Georgie Britton – Maurice Ryan, Cara Hobbs, Andrew & Bridget Archibald, Chris Lawrence, Andy Everett; Nick Hart and Ant Hobbs (for sleeping with the beer!), Maureen and Alan Austin, Ros Ballaster, Emma and James Gibson, Geoff Hipperson, and, of course, John and Jan McGourty and all the rest of the SCE committee (they know who they are!) – not forgetting Bernie Barclay who, heroically, helped clean the toilets after the event. And apologies to the many other helpers we’ve forgotten to mention; your reward will come when we open the pub!

Our sponsors Shouldham Community Enterprises also wants to record its heartfelt thanks to the sponsors of our beer festival, without which it could not have gone ahead, so in no particular order, thank you: Peter Carter Transport, A C Hipperson & Sons, Solar Shed Ltd, Foodcare Systems Ltd, Duxford Service Station, Matthews Coaches, Herbert Engineering, Sargeant’s Butchers, Woodforde’s Brewery, Cromwell Cider, Batemans Brewery, MMA Ltd, Law Fertilisers, Acorn Seeds, A Burton & Sons, Fenton Insurance Group, Agrii, P Wales Farming, Brook Farm, Farmwatch and SB Agriculture.

Harvest Supper This year’s Harvest Supper will be taking place on Saturday 5th October in the Village Hall, at 7.15pm for 7.30pm. The price of the two-course hot meal will be £8.50. Tickets are available from Ann Hullah (347814/, Jennifer Malby ( and the Post Office. Numbers are limited, so please get your tickets as soon as possible.

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Volunteers wanted Volunteers are wanted for the Magpie Centre, West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled Association at Wallington Hall. You don’t have to be ‘horsey’. Whatever your talents, the Magpie Centre welcomes you. Perhaps you could lead a pony; sidewalk riders to help them maintain balance; assist with paddock maintenance or spare a couple of hours now and again to help with fundraising events. Give us a call on 01553 810202.

Autumn Quiz Now in its 16th consecutive year! The Autumn Quiz will take place on Saturday 9th November, starting at 7pm in the Village Hall. Tables of up to six persons, £3.50 per person. Please bring your own refreshments. Profits to All Saints’ Church funds. To book a table, please contact Ann Hullah soon on 347814 or

Jogging: the memories On Sunday 18th August, Shouldham celebrated the centenary of one of its most famous sons, Alf Kirchen – the star right winger of Norwich City, Arsenal and England – with a ‘Fun Jog/Walk’ around the wilds of Shouldham Warren. In an expertly organised event, the walkers were first to set off on their gentle 5km stroll through the woods, followed, 15 minutes later, by the joggers who were embarking on an 8km run. The weather stayed fine, making for a highly enjoyable morning that was particularly beneficial to those who had made merry at the beer festival the night before. The crowning moment occurred after the event, when we assembled for a group photo with Alf Kirchen’s relatives, who had brought with them various mementoes of their famous grandfather’s life. A great amount of planning needed to go into the Fun Jog/Walk and thanks go to all who helped steward the event. The Goodenough family of Shouldham FC ably cooked and served the barbecue to feed the hungry runners, the Bowls Club provided additional refreshments, Active Norfolk gave archery lessons, Andy Everett and James Gibson were the safety cyclists, and Paul Neary and Chloe Gibson were on hand for first aid. Charlie and Jo Gibson sold raffle tickets with ruthless enthusiasm. But especial thanks are reserved for Nigel Walsh and his lieutenants, Emma Gibson and Anne Byrne, who pulled everything together. The event raised nearly £300, which is being donated to the Save Our King’s Arms fund, to buy our village pub. A postscript was provided by Alf Kirchen’s family, who informed us that their grandfather was actually born in April 1913, not August (blame Wikipedia!). Still, we got the year right.

Join in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning at Shouldham School Friday 27th Sept 9am – 11.15am ‘Create a Huge Stir’ and a Fundraising Success for Macmillan Cancer Support Bring Your Friends & Family Wanted, please: Cakes Raffle Prizes Toys that have been outgrown Contact Jane: 01366 347452

Birthday belle At the bell practice night on Thursday, 5th September, we celebrated the imminent 70th birthday of Ann Hullah by ringing a short piece of 70 changes of Plain Bob Doubles, having done the same for Brian Hullah and Anne Carpenter in earlier months. At the end of practice, Anne Carpenter generously provided one of her renowned lemon drizzle cakes, and Ann supplied the pear cider. It will soon be a team of 70 year -olds who are ringing at Shouldham; wouldn’t some younger people like to try their hand at this uniquely English Art? Please come and see the ringers in action on any Thursday night between 7pm and 8.15pm to find out more.

Flower Festival – and a Cracker! The three-day Bank Holiday event began on Saturday, 24th August – St Bartholomew’s Day – notorious for certain massacres in history. After weeks of warm, dry weather, it rained at the opening, but this did not deter a large number of visitors from attending. The theme: ‘With these Hands…’ enabled the talented arrangers to interpret a wide range of things that they would do as manual activities, eg: embroidery, millinery, basket weaving, bell ringing, painting and decorating, gardening, jewellery, and, of course, flower arranging – to name only a few of the handicrafts expressed in flowers. In addition, there were several stunning free-standing exhibits on the font, on the altar, and in many of the windows. The WI stand was both a new and very distinctive entry. As always, there were some very appreciative comments in the visitors’ book – one (artistic) person even using the terms ‘mind-blowing’ and ‘so original’ to describe the displays. We are truly grateful for all the creative efforts of the arrangers in putting on yet another superb display. But that is only half the story. What the visitors do not see is the hard work of the support group, which prepares the church beforehand and then helps clear up afterwards. The three-day festival is more like ten for the pivotal team who stage-manage the occasion. Without the familiar faces of Jennifer Malby and her helpers serving refreshments; Wendy Ash and the rota of assistants in the bric-a-brac tent; and Ann and a few selling raffle tickets, this would be a much less sociable and enjoyable occasion than it is. That is not to forget the physical effort of those who erect (and take down) the tent; ferry all the furniture to and from the church; sponsor many of the arrangements; give food and/or raffle prizes; and the kindness of Doctors Margaret and Paul Garner who permit the use of their water. A huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who supported the festival and helped raise the worthy sum of almost £1,670 for church funds. Ah! and the cracker?… but not a Christmas one. Incredible as it may seem, this relates to a parrot – a real one – that was captured outside Shouldham churchyard while the tent was being dismantled in the aftermath of the Flower Festival. It had flown on to a lower branch near the main gate. As it was known that an African Grey had been lost by John Lloyd in the village, John was summoned to the scene, along with Angus McIntosh who knew that a lady in Fincham had also lost a similar parrot. It was a rare and amusing sight to watch ‘Tosh’ coax the bird to a low, overhanging branch with a small bowl of bird-seed. Calling, ‘Come on, Cracker, come on, boy,’ the parrot hung precariously, upside down, just out of reach above Angus’ head. Eventually, after much cajoling (and a few expletives), Angus seized the bird by its neck and bundled it into a carrot net which John was holding between them. Amid much squawking, Cracker was placed in a cage in Angus’ car and returned to its grateful owner. All this seemed to crown the period of the festival, but poor John Lloyd is still without his valuable pet.

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Churchyard maintenance We are most grateful for Angus McIntosh’s hard work, on behalf of Shouldham Parish Council, in keeping the old graveyard in excellent order. It would greatly assist the two PCC volunteers (who mow the new yard) if relatives of the few graves with some vegetation could occasionally trim them down and so enhance the overall appearance of the cemetery. Our thanks to all who attend their loved ones’ resting places on a regular basis. Ann & Brian Hullah

Apples & plums We are now picking apples and plums at the Church Farm in Shouldham Thorpe. Apples are available by the box at a cost of £5, including Discovery, Early Windsors and many more varieties! All proceeds go to St Mary’s Church. Buy a box to share between two if a full box is too much for your family. For details, phone Karen at the Herbary, Church Farm, Shouldham Thorpe, on 01366 349185.

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From Jennifer Malby’s archives: Shouldham unveils new sign to coincide with 25th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. If you’re hiding a piece of Shouldham’s history, please feel free to share it with the village. Contact Emma 348199 / or Phil Harriss (editor)

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Dates for your diaries Friday 27th September, 9am-11.15am, St Martin at Shouldham School: WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING. Create a stir, and a fundraising success, for Macmillan Cancer Support. Wanted: cakes, raffle prizes and toys. Please phone Jane (01366 347452) for details. Saturday 28th September, from 8pm, Shouldham Bowls Club: MARK STEELE. Singer/guitarist. Meal: salmon and new or baked potatoes, or ham and assorted salads; assorted desserts. Tickets £9.50, phone Elsie on 347636. Saturday 28th September, 10am-4pm, the Indoor Riding For the Disabled School at Wallington Hall, South Runcton, King’s Lynn PE33 0EP (A10 between King’s Lynn and Downham Market): ART & CRAFT FAIR. Donations welcome. Refreshments served all day. A few pitches still available at £10 each. Enquiries: 07725 163758. Wednesday 2nd October, from 8pm, Shouldham Bowls Club: Bingo Night. Good prizes! Saturday 5th October, 7.15pm for 7.30pm, Shouldham Village Hall: HARVEST SUPPER. The price of the two-course hot meal will be £8.50. Tickets are available from Ann Hullah (347814/, Jennifer Malby ( and the Post Office. Numbers are limited, so please get your tickets as soon as possible. Thursday 10th October, 8pm-11pm, Chalk & Cheese: SOKA OPEN MIC NIGHT. Come to see local talent young and old – poets, comedians, musicians, welcome! Donations to SOKA (Save Our King's Arms!). Thursday 24th October, 7.30pm, Shouldham Village Hall: GHOSTS & GHOULS. For more information contact Emma 348199 / Saturday 26th October, 7pm, Watlington Village Hall: RACE NIGHT WITH FISH AND CHIP SUPPER. In aid of Riding for the Disabled. Vegetarian option available. Tickets £10 each. Bring your own drinks. Soft drinks available. Enquiries/ tickets: 07725 163758.

Dates for your diaries Saturday, 9th November, from 7pm, Shouldham Village Hall: AUTUMN QUIZ. Now in its 16th consecutive year! Tables of up to six people, £3.50 per person. Please bring your own refreshments. Profits to All Saints’ church funds. To book a table, contact Ann Hullah soon on 347814 or Thursday 14th November, 8pm-11pm, Chalk & Cheese: SOKA OPEN MIC NIGHT. Our monthly get-together to hear the cream of local musicians. All welcome. Donations to SOKA (Save Our King’s Arms!). Sunday 24th November, SHOULDHAM NEWS DEADLINE. The final date for copy for the Winter edition. If you have any news, views or details of events, please contact Phil Harriss (01366 347244 or 01844 238868/ Or pop a note through the door of ‘Dunromin’ on the Green. Electronic, colour copies of the newsletter can be found on and on the Shouldham Parish Council website: Thursday 28th November, 7.30pm, Shouldham Village Hall: WI CHRISTMAS CRAFTS. For more information contact Emma 348199 / Saturday 30th November, 8pm, Shouldham Bowls Club: ROBERT STEVENSON. Singer/guitarist. Meal: Chicken in bacon with mashed potatoes and two other vegetables; assorted desserts. Tickets £9.50; phone Elsie on 347636. Thursday 5th December, 7.30pm, Venue TBC: WI AGM. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Emma 348199 / Thursday 5th December, 8pm, Shouldham Bowls Club: AGM. Thursday 12th December, 6pm, Indoor Riding for the Disabled School, Wallington Hall: MAGPIE CAROL SERVICE. Join us for carols, mince pies and meet some of our lovely ponies. Enquiries 01553 810202. Thursday 12th December, 7.30pm, WI CHRISTMAS SOCIAL. Members only.

Dates for your diaries Thursday 19th December, 7pm, All Saints’ Church, Shouldham: CAROL SERVICE. Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December, 11.30pm, All Saints’ Church, Shouldham: MIDNIGHT MASS. New Year’s Eve, Tuesday 31st December, 8pm, Shouldham Bowls Club: NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER & DANCE. Meat and mixed salads, cheese and mixed salads, cheese, prawns, pork pie and assorted desserts. Tickets £12.50, phone Elsie on 347636.

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News from Watlington Medical Centre Things are busy as usual at the Medical Centre. We continue to improve on our IT usage and many of you have now filled in forms allowing reminders for appointments to be texted to you and for access to repeat prescription ordering online. We hope to continue rolling out access for some patients to book appointments for blood tests online also. In a bid to try and speed access to appropriate appointments, our receptionists will be asking for a little more information when you ring to book an appointment. Our patient survey from last year confirmed that the vast majority of you were happy to give some more detail to the receptionists if asked; please be assured that all staff at the Medical Centre are required to keep any information given to them by patients absolutely confidential. If you do choose not to give more detail your call will of course continue to be dealt with by the medical staff appropriately. We are at the start of an 18-month process aimed at improving all aspects of the Medical Centre’s services. We have chosen to adopt a ‘Productive Practice’ package, which will help us identify areas that would benefit from tweaking or changing. We will soon be asking for patient input into this process by way of patient-experience questionnaires. Please see the video on the website: productive_general_practice_films.html or ask for a leaflet if you would like to know more. Our Patient Participation Group will be helping out with some of the Productive Practice work. If you would like to join them and have input into the future services of the Medical Centre, now is your chance. Please contact Val Dagnall (01553 810201) for further information. One change that will be occurring in the autumn – which will be of benefit to patients in Downham Market – is the sad loss from Watlington of Dr Do, who has been with us for six years. He has been offered a partnership at a practice in Downham and will be sorely missed by all of us here; we wish him all the very best in what will be an exciting move forward for his career. There are new changes afoot regarding vaccinations, which some of you may have heard a bit about. The two main new jabs are the shingles vaccine for older people, which will start to be rolled out in the autumn – hopefully in conjunction with the flu campaign. All people aged 70 and 79 on September 1st this year will be eligible for the vaccine; over the next few years 70 and 79 year-olds each year will be offered the vaccine until all in their 70s have received it. It will then just be offered to 70 year-olds each year. Shingles is caused by a reactivation of the chicken pox virus, which then causes a painful rash along the length of the nerve where it has been ‘hiding out’ since the patient had chicken pox earlier in life. We hope that if the vaccines are available we can combine the annual flu jab with the shingles jab for those who are eligible to receive it. The second new vaccination is for the other end of the age scale – a vaccination against rotavirus: the cause of an unpleasant diarrhoea illness that in small babies can sometimes cause dehydration sufficient to require hospitalisation. Rotavirus causes approximately half of the cases of diarrhoea in under-fives. We have already started giving this when babies come for their other jabs. It is an oral vaccination given in two doses and must be given within quite a tight time-frame; our practice nurses will explain this when you come. It seems that the babies are quite keen to have the dose, so it must taste quite good! One last reminder to everyone – our flu clinics are open – please book your appointment for your flu jab. Dr S Buckland

COUNCIL NEWS The Big Switch and Save West Norfolk residents could save money on their energy bills this autumn as the Big Switch and Save scheme returns. The project is a collective energy-buying scheme across West Norfolk – the more residents pay for their electricity and gas bills through the Big Switch and Save, the more buying power residents have with large energy suppliers. Residents can register online at or contact 0800 0488 285 for help with registering. If people would prefer to register over the phone, please contact the Borough Council offices on 01553 616200. The Big Switch and Save saw over 160,000 households nationwide benefit from an average saving of £139 per household. As around a quarter of households in West Norfolk rely on fuel oil, there is a new section on the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council website highlighting local collective fuel oil buying schemes, including Shouldham’s oil-buying scheme. The closing date for registering for the Big Switch and Save is 11th October by phone and 15th October by email. Even if it is too late to register this time around, the Big Switch and Save will be a rolling programme so please register for future details. Recycling rates in West Norfolk Just four months into the new waste-collection service, recycling rates have increased from 38 per cent to 52 per cent, preventing around 2000 tonnes of kitchen waste ending up in landfill and instead, being diverted to composting plants across Norfolk. It is hoped that recycling rates will increase further in Spring 2014 when the Borough Council will be introducing an increase in the materials that can be recycled, including plastics, Tetrapaks and glass.

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BOWLS CLUB NEWS In addition to the events noted in ‘Dates for your diaries’, the Bowls Club also runs whist nights every Tuesday, starting at 7.30pm, and line dancing every Friday from 7.30pm. There is also bingo once a month, starting on Wednesday 2nd October (good prizes!). The Bowls Club AGM will be held on Thursday December 5th, starting at 8pm. The Christmas Draw sheet is already up at the club: you can buy three squares for just £1!

Help Shouldham Thorpe church by recycling! Paper The church is in need of a number of repairs and therefore we need your help! We are able to get money for any paper that we recycle. All paper is allowed, including newspapers and magazines. Please help us out and bring all your paper to the barn with the green doors, by the duck pond (Church Road) and leave on the table, or if unable to, please ring the Addlys on 01366 347487 for collection of paper. We are not able to accept cardboard. Recycle your ink cartridges! Again, we are able to get money for recycling ink cartridges including office printers and photocopier cartridges. Please therefore keep your cartridges and deliver to 8 West Road, Shouldham Thorpe or ring 01366 347487 for collection. All money will be going towards Shouldham Thorpe church funds. We are not able to recycle Kodak cartridges at the moment. Rag Bag The Rag Bag container is now also located in the barn next to the duck pond in Shouldham Thorpe. Please keep all your unwanted: •

Men’s, ladies’ and children’s clothing

Paired shoes (tied together)

Handbags, bags, ties & belts

Soft toys


Underwear (to include socks, tights, pants and bras etc…)

Household textiles (to include towels, bed linen, curtains etc)

Please either put these items in bags in the container or contact 01366 347487 for collection. We will be able to get money for Shouldham Thorpe church through this organisation. Items that are not fit to pass on are made into cloths.

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

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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. Bus services Shouldham has a bus service (Monday to Saturday) to Marham and King’s Lynn, run by Norfolk Green buses ( 776980). There are also occasional bus services (the No.51) run to Norwich and Downham Market by Eagle Coaches (01760 755641/ 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/ 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/ 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/

Brownies. Meet at Runcton Holme Scout Hut 6-7.15pm Thursdays. Contact: Brown Owl (Mandy Randle; 01366 388554/

Guides. Meet at Runcton Holme Scout Hut 7.30-9pm Thursdays. (Sarah Mac;

Contact: Guide Leader



Organisations, clubs and services Shouldham Football Club Website: Chairman: Keith Matthews; vice-chair: Nigel Nixon (01366 347288); treasurer: Tim Owen (01366 347926); welfare officer: Nicola Smith (07867523896/; secretary: Nicky Dickens (07799074679/ Shouldham Parish Council Con tact: Val Negus,


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Website: Shouldham Post Office Westgate Street, Shouldham (01366 347789). Shouldham Thorpe Allotment Association Contact: John Cowin, treasurer, 43 Westgate Street, Shouldham, (01366 347526/ or Jim Ross (07960350128/ Toddler Group Contact: Angela ( Village Hall Contact: Ann (01366 347669). Village Weekend Committee Contact: Emma (01366 348199/ Women’s Institute Contact: Emma (01366 348199/ 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/ Keith Matthews Accountancy Contact 01366 347848/ King’s Arms Currently without a landlord. Owned by Punch Taverns, but up for sale. Save Our King’s Arm (SOKA) can be contacted at: 01844 238868/01366 347244). Poppi Interiors War re n Lo dge , Fai rste ad D ro ve , S h o u l dh am 348033/07708506359/

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Barnstorming Success! Many thanks to everyone who came along to the pub quiz in Colt’s Hall Barn on September 19th. As you might have seen from the extensive coverage in the EDP, the event was a tremendous success, with more than 110 contestants and hundreds of pounds being raised towards our goal of buying the King’s Arms. Apologies to those we had to turn away - there simply wasn’t any more room in the barn! A nice handmade decorated felt pouch/bag was left behind after the quiz. John McGourty has it at his house, so please contact him (347919/ if it's yours. Thank you to all who helped make the quiz such a triumphant success, especially Nigel Pickover and Andrew Papworth from the EDP, Andrew and Bridget from the Chalk & Cheese for wonderful fish and chips, Andy Everett and John Dovey for sorting out the lighting, Emma Gibson and her daughter for helping to clear up, Chris Lawrence and Maureen Austin on the door, and to Abbie Panks and Ian Skinner for running the bar with such good humour and skill.

ACCOUNTANCY Chartered Management Accountant • • • • • • •

Tax Returns VAT Returns Self Build VAT Claims Monthly Management Accounts Preparation Sage, Excel and Manual Systems Advice Computerisation of Records Home/On Site Visits Available Call Keith Matthews (ACMA) 01366 347848 07818 438066

A.G. Handyman Building, Plumbing, Plastering, Gardening, Tree felling, Pest Control (Bees & wasp nets etc) And much more.

Please call Mob: 07935104518 Office: 01366 347532


Shouldham News Autumn 2013  

All the latest news from Shouldham, Norfolk

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