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TASBURGH

QUARTERLY & CHURCH NEWS

Photo: Sue Hines

ISSUE NO. 44

AUTUMN 2016


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Useful Contacts Parish Council Chairman Parish Council Clerk District Councillor County Councillor Norfolk Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Church Reverend Martin Hartley Parochial Church Council Yellow Pages Village Hall Chair Bookings

Mr Dave Moore 01508 471041 Tina Eagle 01508 494569 Mrs Florence Ellis 01508 536540 Mrs Alison Thomas 01508 530652 Emergency 999 Non-emergency 101 sntlongstratton@norfolk.pnn.police.uk Church News Mrs Julia Orpin Mrs Julia Orpin

07976 643560 01508 470983 01508 470983

Mr Tony Lacey Mrs Sheila Plunkett Mrs Melanie Goodall

01508 470870 01508 470485 01508 470195 01508 471189 01508 470454

Village Hall Preston Primary School Village Groups Playschool Mrs Julie King 01508 470759 Scout Group Mr Graham Pates 01508 471518 Social Club Mr Don Proudfoot 01508 471408 Netball Club Mrs Jackie Milton 01508 470976 Eurolink Mr Alan Jones 01508 470092 Allotment Society Mr Simon Orford 01508 471539 Tasburgh United Football Club 07892 408570 Coffee Pot and Crafts Mrs Shirley Brooks 01508 470369 St Mary’s Guild Mrs Margaret Madgett 01508 471525 Fitness Club (Over 50's) Mrs Ann Gibbins 01508 470225 Fat Dad’s Football Mr Bill Wheeler 01508 471633 Martial Arts Mr Andrew Gillingwater 07775 890359 Inaccuracies or omissions? Please contact the Parish Clerk tasburghpc@btinternet.com.

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Tasburgh Parish Council, Serving the Village of Tasburgh

Meetings Parish Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the Committee Room of the Village Hall at 8pm (refreshments available from 7.30pm). Planning Meetings, if required, are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month, in the Village Hall Committee Room at 7pm. Agendas are posted on the village notice boards and the website at least three days beforehand. Public are welcome to attend all Parish Council meetings; there’s an opportunity to speak or ask questions. Please note, if you would like an item to appear on the agenda, details must be sent to the Clerk at least eight days before the meeting. The Council is unable to make a decision on anything not included on the agenda but can discuss newly raised matters and refer them to the next meeting. Minutes of meetings are posted on the website or are available from the Clerk. Parish Council Surgeries Councillors are always willing to discuss any issues with you; their contact details are on page 5. In addition, Councillors are available on the evenings of their main council meetings (third Tuesday of the month) between 7.30pm and 8pm during which time refreshments are served. 4


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Tasburgh Parish Council, Serving the Village of Tasburgh Contacting the Parish Council If you would like to know more, have any comments about Tasburgh Parish Council and its work or you have any issues you wish to be raised, please contact one of the Councillors or the Parish Clerk. Councillors Jill Casson 12 Hastings Close 470334 jillian_casson@btinternet.com Willie Crawshay The Grange, Low Road 471650 willie.crawshay@btconnect.com Brian Hill 8 Harvey Close 471011 brian.hill2@homecall.co.uk Geoff Merchant 14 Orchard Way 470606 geoffmerchant@btinternet.com Dave Moore 16 Henry Preston Road 471041 david.g.moore@homecall.co.uk Keith Read Thornly Barn, Saxlingham Lane 470229 k.a.read@btinternet.com Matthew Read 1 Harvey Close matt.read.taspc@gmail.com Rachel Simmons 2 Prior Close 471197 rachelsimmons1974@yahoo.co.uk Adrienne Watts Grove Cottage 470217 awatts.tas@hotmail.co.uk Clerk Tina Eagle 17 Alder Close 01508 Poringland, Norfolk, NR14 7LY 494569 tasburghpc@btinternet.com Website http://tasburghpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/

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Tasburgh Parish Council Parish Council Report We have successfully crossed a number of items off our action list during the last 3 months. Firstly there is the successful installation of a new bus shelter on the Long Stratton-bound side of the A140, to match the shelter on the other side. Hopefully everyone will have seen the speed awareness monitoring machine, or SAM, which lights up to show the speed of approaching vehicles. So far this has been situated in Grove Lane and Church Road, but will rotate around several spots in the village, spending about 4 weeks in each. The feedback we have received about this has been very favourable and hopefully it will remind drivers to watch their speed. After much discussion, we have a second village sign. This has been erected on a smart stone plinth in Low Road opposite the Flordon turn, and does look very impressive.

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Tasburgh Parish Council And finally, after 2 years hard work, the allotments have a working water supply. At times, it has seemed as if this project took one step forward and two backwards, but now the taps have been turned on just in time for the recent hot dry weather. For many years, the Parish Council has been looking into creating another access into the heritage field from Church Hill. The main purpose of this would be to create a safer passage for pedestrians coming up Church Hill. However, this idea was proving problematical and costly. Following suggestions at this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, the Parish Council are now looking into the possibility of providing areas on the verge of Church Hill, to give people walking a safe place to step into the side when vehicles are coming up the hill. Currently the Parish Council communicates via this magazine, our website and the village notice boards. However, we do realise that these methods may not reach all parishioners, especially younger ones. Therefore we are continuing to consider a Facebook page which we could use to disseminate information more quickly. When we all live here, it is perhaps easy to overlook what a lovely village Tasburgh is. The recent Open Gardens Day drew visitors from all over East Anglia, many of whom commented very favourably not only on the gardens they visited, but on the beauty of the village as a whole and the surrounding countryside. Well done to everyone involved in this very successful day, which showcased our village so well. Remember that everyone is welcome to attend Parish Council meetings. Agendas are available on notice boards or on our website (tasburghpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk) and there is an opportunity to give your views during the public participation item on the agenda. Jill Casson Vice Chair 7


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Tasburgh Eurolink Tasburgh Eurolink (will we still be able to call ourselves that in a couple of years’ time when Britain leaves Europe?) has had a very busy quarter. Of course the main event was the visit of our Belgian friends to Tasburgh from May 26th to 30th. It was a little disappointing when the initial total of 22 dropped to 16 due to health problems and family commitments, but after 27 years many of the group aren’t as young as they were. However, we were welcoming two new couples to Tasburgh for the first time and one couple who weren’t available are visiting their host family this summer, so there is still plenty of enthusiasm. We were able to extend a warm welcome to everyone on their arrival on a warm Thursday evening thanks to Don who opened up the Social Club bar, provided food and donated a percentage of the takings to us. He has yet to convert our Belgian friends to real ale, but they enjoy the atmosphere and chat. Julie Hunt organised a Ghost Walk in Norwich on Friday evening, which was much appreciated by all who took part. Saturday morning saw us all up bright and early to get the coach for our trip to Ely. We started with coffee at The Lamb, then had a guided tour of Oliver Cromwell’s house which was very interesting. The guides were excellent, giving a real insight into the life of the time; one even spoke a little Dutch and the two professional guides amongst the Belgian group were very impressed with them. We had lunch in The Almonry, which is in the Cathedral grounds. In the afternoon we had a guided tour of Ely’s magnificent Cathedral “The Ship of the Fens”, and again the guides were good. As no tours in Flemish or Dutch were available for our Belgian friends, Steven Beckett and Roger Burnett produced our own information booklets in English, Jos Rombouts from Linden Eurolink provided the translation, Brian Hill and Alan Harbord formatted it and a souvenir of the day was produced. Copies were sent to Linden families who were not able to attend. If only all European projects went as smoothly! 8


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Tasburgh Eurolink After the tours, everyone was free to make the most of the warm sunshine and enjoy the French market on the High Street, walking though the historic City and its lovely park or simply relax at a waterfront café until the coach picked us up for the return journey. Sunday was spent with the host families and on Monday morning we waved them goodbye from the Village Hall car park in typical Bank Holiday weather – cool and wet! Our summer fundraising social event was the Safari Supper. This year we decided it should be on a Best of British theme because of the Queen’s Birthday celebrations and the Euro Football Competition The evening started with Bucks Fizz followed by a menu which included tiddly Yorkshire puds and mini prawn cocktails followed by Cottage pie or chicken casserole with carrots, peas and new potatoes. There was no end of delicious British puds and the evening finished up with English cheeses and a raffle. What could be more British? In the end 49 people took part on a dry but somewhat chilly evening. Another enjoyable evening thanks to a hard working catering committee, and especially the host families and talented cooks, many of whom kindly donated ingredients as well as their time. On July 20th twenty members attended our AGM, where the last year was reviewed and a healthy balance sheet presented. The Committee continues largely unchanged. I end with the usual invitation. We are not a closed group and we’d love to welcome new members open to socialising within the village and exchanging visits with like-minded people in Belgian. Don’t worry, you don’t have to speak Dutch, they all speak English! A date for your diaries – our next Wine Tasting will be on Saturday 25th February 2017. I know that’s a long way off, but remember tickets are limited and they sell out quickly!

Helen Burnett : helenmburnett@gmail.com or Alan Jones: jonesa@talk21.com Helen Burnett, Chairman, Tasburgh Eurolink 9


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Tasburgh Village Hall

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Tasburgh Village Hall

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Norfolk County Council

Long Stratton Library Opening Times Monday: 10.00–1.00; 2.00–5.30; Tuesday: 2.00–5.30; Thursday: 10.00–1.00; 2.00–7.30; Saturday: 9.00–1.00.

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Tasburgh United Charities The Trustees of Tasburgh United Charities would like to remind parishioners that they have available each year a certain amount of money to be applied in helping the residents of the Parish who, regardless of their age and for whatever reason, find themselves in need of financial help. Identifying those in need of assistance in the village can be our most difficult task. Whilst previously the elderly may have been seen as the obvious persons requiring help, and we continue to support them when we can, in the current economic climate working families may be those with the lowest income. Others could include those temporarily or long term unemployed residents enduring illness, students, or anybody suffering a loss of income for any other reason. We meet to make decisions about distributions twice annually in May and November and for urgent requests on other occasions in-between. Among the factors taken into consideration is a general idea of the family income, for that reason we ask for a few facts about the overall income / expenditure for the applicant’s household. Our application form is simple to complete, all information is kept completely confidential. Assistance can be given by outright grant towards general expenses, by contribution towards a particular expense, a temporary loan or by purchases of equipment for use. Items of further education will also be considered. Remember, the money is there for use by any resident of Tasburgh, all applications are considered in the strictest confidence. If your circumstances are not already known to the Trustees and you feel that they might be able to help you please contact one of the trustees: Mrs Jill Casson 12 Hastings Close 470334

Mr Keith Read Thornly Barn, Saxlingham Lane 470229

Mr. Geoff Merchant 14 Orchard Way 470606.

Mr Ben Goodfellow Rookery House, Saxlingham Lane, 470668

Rev’d Martin Hartley, The Rectory, Church Hill 07849105554 13


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Tas Valley Pre-School and Playgroup Tas Valley

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We run 5 sessions a week Monday to Friday 9.30 to 12.30 at Tasburgh Village Hall. for all children aged 2 to 5 plus a Monday afternoon session 12.30 to 3.30 for pre-schoolers Book now for September – spaces all sessions. Funded 2, 3 and 4 year-olds accepted. The summer term has been as busy as always. We have had minibeast hunts on the field, continued to tend our allotment plot (the strawberries were very popular), and ran water and paint activities outside. We made crowns to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, and celebrated the European championships by examining flags, making bookmarks and holding our own tournaments. Finally, the sad part, saying goodbye to the 16 children leaving us this year for ‘big school’ with a small party. Some of the children had been with us for almost 3 years, so it really did seem like the end of an era. We also said goodbye to staff member Georgie Johnson, who has been with us for nearly 10 years (she will be back as bank staff). The day of our annual sponsored toddle was humid, and this sapped the energy of some. However, several of our youngest children were quite undaunted by the heat, and congratulations to Iris Bealing who went around the field 10 times. This has been a very busy period for our committee, with lots of fundraising events. Following another successful 50/50 sale and pop-up coffee shop in May, we also provided ploughman’s lunches and cream teas at the Open Gardens Day. We ran a very popular apple-bobbing activity at the school fete (lots of wet children), and were back to teas, coffees, cakes and ice-creams for the Family Fun Day in July. Also, watch out for our ‘Bob the Builder’ scarecrow in the Scarecrow trail in September. 14


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Tas Valley Pre-School and Playgroup For more information or to register a place please contact: Gemma Rose at Gemski_85@hotmail.co.uk Or feel free to pop in and see us any time

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11 7-9pm TASBURGH VILLAGE HALL Cakes, jewellery, cards, make-up and lots of other gift items available Come and do your Christmas shopping with us and avoid the Norwich crowds.

PLAYGROUP PAPER SKIP THE PERMANENT SKIP IS HERE! SITUATED IN THE FENCED RECYCLING AREA AT THE VILLAGE HALL THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT 15


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Tasburgh Scout Group GSL Review of the year It was our AGM in July so I thought I would share in the Quarterly the update I gave at that meeting. It has been a fantastic year for Scouts in Tasburgh, with our numbers still high. We now have 23 Beavers, 29 Cubs, 26 Scouts and 28 Explorers. We are continuing to attract young people from Tasburgh and the surrounding villages and we are one of the biggest Groups in our district. The Beavers are led by Kirsteen Mills, Caroline Pates and Karen Ball, plus occasional help from Rebecca Casson and Sammy Harlow. The Cubs are led by Mike Dawson, Dominic Bradbury, Duncan Rae, Daniel Pates, and Angela Schug. Scouts are led by Trudy Musgrove, Alice Neal, Heidi Steele and Graham Pates. We were also pleased to learn recently that Jamie Clegg is able to come along regularly again. The Explorers are led by Paul Williams and Diane Bruton, with support from the other leaders and parents. Diane will be leaving us at the end of the summer term, which will leave us with a big gap in our leadership team. For now we will support Paul from the other unit leadership teams, but we need some more permanent help with this age group. I won’t try to list all the different activities that the leaders put on for our youngsters but they include arts and crafts, backwoods cooking, hikes and many other things. The Beavers and Cubs have joined in various district events for the 30th birthday of Beavers and 100th birthday of Cubs. Some of our Scouts cooked Sunday Lunch raising money for WaterAid. Explores have made some videos that are worthy of a BAFTA. 16


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Tasburgh Scout Group On 24th April we joined the district for St George’s Day Parade. This was a great occasion, with 400 young people from around our district crowding into the football ground at Diss. It was very cold, with hail, wind and rain but our Young People did us proud. Camps have been good this year. Explorers attended Birthday Camp at Two Mile Bottom, which was an excellent camp for those who wanted to do activities, or others who simply wanted to sit round a campfire (till the early hours). They also had a murder mystery event at Roughton Mill in December which included an excellent script developed by the Young People and a 4 course Christmas dinner. We were lucky enough to get places at Water Activity Weekend at the end of May, and had our largest contingent yet of Scouts and Explorers at this event. We were joined by 4 fellow scouts from Wymonhdam and 1 from Harleston and I think we made them feel very welcome. In July we had our second Family Camp following on from the success of last years. This was enjoyed by all, for some adults and young people it was their first ever camping experience, and despite pretty rotten weather over lunch on Saturday we had great fun for the rest of the weekend. We are running a group camp in September for Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. This will be a great opportunity for some of the younger members of our Group to mix with the members of the older sections. Beavers are not missing out as they are going to Bewilderwood that weekend as part of the 30th birthday celebrations. Most of our youngsters are attending and will be joining 1200 other Beavers from across our county and a few from further afield.

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Tasburgh Scout Group All of this wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our voluntary leaders, assistants, exec committee, parent helpers and young leaders, who regularly give up not just their Thursday/Friday nights but many hours for preparation of the activities. A key issue for Tasburgh Scouts is increasing our adult leadership. A number of the leaders have will have young people leaving the Group over the next few years, and therefore may not be involved as much as they are now. If we want the Group to continue to flourish we need to replenish these leaders with ‘new blood’. If you feel you could get involved please get in touch with me. Graham Pates (Group Scout Leader) 07825 727736 or Paul Williams (Explorer Scout Leader) for a chat SAXLINGHAM BOWLS CLUB Come along and have a go at Bowls Coaching for beginners Experienced Bowlers are welcome too Ring Chris Lace on 01508 499700

TASBURGH VILLAGE HALL Sunday 11th September 2016 at 4.30pm American guitarist Valérie Hartzell will be playing music by by English composers Chris Dumigan and Mark Houghton, her own arrangements of The Beatles, Joe Harnell (Hulk theme), The Monkees, plus much much more. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased at the door (doors open at 4pm). 18


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Autumn 2016

On the move to pastures new. My husband Chris and I are getting ready for a move to Derby in August to be near our younger daughter, her husband and our very young grandson. We moved to Tasburgh in January 2012 and were made very welcome here; we found friends we had known in previous years and in other places, who were part of the community here. At that time I was still serving as an assistant priest in the Upper Tas Valley Benefice and travelling there and back as needed. I retired in July 2013 and became more deeply involved in the churches of The Tas Valley Team. I have been very happy, enjoying the responsibilities I have taken on like compiling this Church Newsletter and editing the Tas Valley Team website. I have loved being part of the wonderful Emmanuel Local House of Prayer and the lovely ‘Oldies’ and the hardworking PCC and taking services in the churches and in the local Care Homes. Chris and I have enjoyed ringing the bells and the warm friendship of the ringers. We will miss it all. There was a lovely ‘Thank You and Farewell service’ at Tasburgh on July 17 which was preceded by a magnificent Tea Party and within which a very generous gift was given to us for which sincere and profound thanks to everyone who came and gave. Many kind words were spoken and each of my colleagues chose some verses from the Bible to take with us into our new life, and I too offered some verses to the congregation from St Matthew 5 but in particular these words “You are the light of the world” and “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven”. Thank you and God bless you in every way.

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Waveney Foodbank This operates in the Long Stratton Area providing emergency help in all sorts of family crises to people referred by local care agencies. Many of you will leave groceries at Tasburgh or Tharston Churches. There is a continuing need for UHT milk, long-life fruit juice, small jars of coffee, instant mash, rice pudding and men’s and women’s toiletries. The organisers are very grateful for the continuing support. Bi-monthly newsletter and more info: www.waveney.foodbank.org.uk

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9.00am-5.00pm NCT Sponsored Bike Ride 6.30pm Tharston Harvest Festival at St Mary’s Depwade Deanery at Norwich Cathedral 12.30 for 1.00 Harvest Lunch at Village Hall 9.30am Harvest Festival at Tasburgh St Mary’s Remembrance Sunday 10.45 at Tasburgh Remembering Loved Ones 6.30pm at Newton

You are invited to join in a fun day out in Norfolk, stopping off at as many Churches and Chapels as you can whilst raising some much needed funds. On Saturday 10th September is the annual Norfolk Churches Trust fundraising day. Over 600 Churches and Chapels will be open on the day from 9am to 5pm. You can be sponsored for each building you visit or a set amount for the day. Half the money raised goes to The Norfolk Churches Trust and the other half to a Church or Chapel of your choice. In Tasburgh, this event has been one of our major fundraising events, but in recent years the number of cyclists and walkers has dwindled. Please come and take part, to help raise some funds to help preserve our beautiful Church building and other beautiful churches and chapels in our county. For more information and a sponsor form contact: Vivienne Taylor on 01508 471 790


Tharston Church Warden:

Mrs Pat Read 530 325

THARSTON CHURCH FETE The Fete once again benefited from wonderful weather and the sum raised was a record at ÂŁ1582.44. Thanks are due to Steve & Bev Smith for the use of their Garden, to Steve for his physical help, to those who helped on the day and also those who helped both before and after the Fete with collecting around the Village, setting up, dismantling and clearing the site. The Tea and Scones again proved very popular and many people bought books, and tickets for the Raffle and Tombola and the Bric a Brac stall was also very busy. There was a very good attendance and many villages were represented, not just those nearby. Chris Lawson A Special invitation to our Harvest Festival 6.30pm on October 2nd. Please feel very welcome to come to worship at Tharston Church. The services at Tharston are usually from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer with its traditional language. Please do check service times with the churchwarden or on the Tas Valley website: www.tasvalley.org as unavoidable changes may occur within the quarter covered by this newsletter.

September 11

11.00am B.C.P 1662 Morning Prayer

September 18

8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion

October 2

6.30pm Harvest Festival

October 9

11.00am B.C.P 1662 Morning Prayer

October 16

8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion

November 13

10.45am Remembrance Service at Tasburgh

November 20

8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion


This small charity’s' Income is derived from 2 small parcels of land in Tharston, which produces a rent each year, and was historically distributed as Bread and Coal to the 'needy' in the village of Tharston. In these difficult economic times, we would like to expand our donations to include any students in the village of Tharston that might like to apply for a small donation towards their further studies. If anyone in the village would like to be included in this Charity Distribution, please contact anyone of the Trustees named below. We are only a small charity, but we would try to help in any way we can. The current Trustees are Gerald Barnes, Anthony Thwaite, Sue Hubbbard and Helen Lawson Please make initial contact with Helen on 01508 530055r:

St Mary’s Freedom Café gathers at 10.30 on the first Sunday of every month, at Preston Primary School. We are so pleased to see new people and to welcome back regulars. Please feel welcome to just come to see what it’s about or speak to Martin and Rach Hartley on 471 474

Prayer Visiting from house to house has taken place during the lighter warmer months and we continue to pray for the residents of the village at the fortnightly local house of prayer meeting. If you know of anyone who needs visiting or has a prayer request please contact me. Remember there is a confidential telephone ‘prayer chain’ to offer prayer for any situations that arise in life, for which you would value the prayers of others. Contact: Kate on 471 356


Tasburgh Church Wardens:

Julia Orpin 470 983

Kate Cakebread 471 356

Its been a busy quarter again. We had a successful Church Fete at the end of June, a popular well attended Holiday Club, staffed by people from across the Tas Valley Team, at Preston Primary at the end of July and four lovely weddings as well. We have had the usual 9.30am weekly services and a couple of specials; one a ‘Thank You and Farewell Service’ for Revd Jenny Cooper and the other a joyous ‘Songs of Praise’. Looking ahead Harvest Festival is a little later than usual on October 16 and our Remembrance Sunday service on November 13 is at 10.45. Do come if you can.

September 4

9.30am BCP Morning Prayer 10.30am St Mary’s Freedom Café at Preston School

September 11

9.30am Family Communion & Children’s Church

September 18

9.30am All Age Worship Service with Holy Baptism

September 25

9.30am Holy Communion & Children’s Church

October 2

9.30am B.C.P Morning Prayer 10.30am Freedom Café at Preston Primary School

October 9

9.30am Family Communion & Children’s Church

October 16

9.30am All Age Harvest Service

October 13

9.30am Family Communion & Children’s Church

October 30

9.30am Holy Communion & Children’s Church

November 6

9.30am BCP Morning Prayer 10.30am Freedom Café at Preston Primary School

November 13

10.45am Remembrance Sunday Service

November 20

9.30am All Age Worship Service

November 27

9.30am Holy Communion & Children’s Church


The Tharston History Society meets every other month, each meeting having a main theme or topic, sometimes with a guest speaker, which we hope helps people to understand and appreciate the people and events which have helped to make Tharston what it is today. We also have some on-going projects that some of our members are undertaking. Whilst our society names Tharston it is open to others from neighbouring villages; already we have people from villages nearby who join us, including Tasburgh. Should anyone wish to participate please do so and join a group of extremely friendly people, all with an interest in some way with history. We would not be averse to helping others from nearby to find out more about their village and its people, so widening our geographical remit. We also have members who are involved in genealogy and anyone with similar interests might find our group worthwhile. Anyone interested in getting started on their family tree will find people here to help. We have a website which can be found at http://www.tharston-history-society.com/ containing quite a lot of information and which also includes details of our meetings. If you are interested make contact through the website or email Nigel at: nigelpeacock781@btinternet.com.

Meets on first Mondays at 2.30pm in Tasburgh, Church Room New members and visitors would be very welcome. September 5 Musical Afternoon with Mrs A. Hawkin October 3 Poetry and Slides with Mr P Binney November 7 Switzerland with Mrs P Anderson December 3 Christmas Fayre at the Church December 5 Christmas Tea Party. Please Contact Ann Crawshay 470 634 for more information Thank you for all your support at fundraising events.


Cells are vital units of the body - and cells in church life are small groups, which contain the DNA of what it means to be church. We meet to grow in faith, to pray and support each other, to learn from the bible and to join in actively sharing our faith and serving the wider community. New members are welcome to get in touch. Cell Contacts: Mart Hartley -

15 yrs +, Sun eves, Tasburgh

Sally Gaze -

Monday evenings

470 762

Rach Hartley -

Cafe Cell Tuesday evenings

471 474

Kate Cakebread Sally Gaze Richard Bond -

Wednesday evenings in Tasburgh Wednesday evenings in Newton Wednesday evenings in Saxlingham

471 356 470 762 578 093

Andy Cox

Thursday evenings in Tharston

470 762

Vicky Ball -

Thursday evenings in Newton

471 506

Wayne Doman -

Saturday Special Me Group

471 933

0784 910 5554

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Youth Cells (JAM) meet on Monday evenings 7-8.30 to explore faith and have fun together. Contact: chris@tasvalley.org; or 470 762

These are Christians meeting together to worship, to pray God’s blessing on their patch and to encourage one another. They are praying for their neighbours, their community and the area in which they live and blessing in God’s name all the good things that are going on. LHoP provide an opportunity for Christians from different traditions, to come together to pray with others living in the same area. At the moment there are 2 growing groups meeting in Tasburgh. It would be wonderful to have more, and also to be able to have groups in Tharston as well. If you would like to know more please contact: Andrea Sluman on 471 529


Bible Study Group - Meets on Tuesday afternoons at 2.15pm. New people would be very welcome. Please contact Philip Simmons 499 041 Children’s Church - Tasburgh has a Children’s Church for children aged from three years. This runs on the second and fourth Sunday each month 9.30-10.30am All welcome. Contact Andrea Sluman on 471 529 Emmanuel Group. Local House of Prayer - Meeting weekly, at 10am on Fridays. For more details phone Shirley Brooks 470 369 Local House of Prayer - 1st and 3rd Wednesday Mornings at 10.00am Please phone Andrea 471 529 for further information Music in Worship - If you’d like to sing in Tasburgh Church Choir or explore learning the organ, phone Sarah Norman on 471 505. Prayer - for the parishes takes place every day. Please give prayer requests to a churchwarden, clergy person, prayer box or board in church. On Wednesdays we meet to pray at Tasburgh Church at 9.00am. Tasburgh Crafts Club - Come and try new skills in a relaxed atmosphere. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 10am – 12noon in the Church Room, Tasburgh. Tasburgh Coffee Pot - Come and make new friends at the Coffee Pot. We meet every Wednesday from 2 - 3. 45pm in the Church Room, Tasburgh for a chat with tea or coffee & cake. All ages welcome. Contact Val 470 298

Team Rector Rev’d Canon Sally Gaze: sally@tasvalley.org 01508 470 762 The Rectory, Church Road, Newton Flotman NR15 1QB Team Vicar and main minister for Tharston Rev’d Dawn Davidson: dawn@tasvalley.org 01508 498 924 The New Rectory, The Street, Saxlingham Nethergate, NR15 1AJ Pioneer Curate and main minister for Tasburgh Rev’d Martin Hartley: mart@tasvalley.org 0784 910 5554 The New Rectory, Church Hill, Tasburgh NR15 1NB Contributions for the next Church Newsletter by Friday Nov 4 2016

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Preston Primary School

Preston Primary school have come to the end of another school year and on

Wednesday the 20th of July the school celebrated with the ‘Leavers Assembly’ where all the pupils leaving this year gave a short speech on their lives at the school. There were a few tears from both the children and the parents and friends who had come to wish them well. They were presented with New Bibles by Rev. Martin Hartley and Mrs Allgood and Miss Walker presented certificates to children who had successfully completed their CPR training. School Governor Matthew Read handed out certificates to all children who had completed over 99% attendance during the past school year. Since the previous bulletin in March Years 3 and 4 spent 2 days in May on a residential trip to Eaton Vale an adventure which was very much enjoyed and will no doubt provide lasting memories for the children. On 19th of May the KS2 team competed in the South Norfolk Football finals and on 23rd May a KS2 team competed in a Kwik Cricket Tournament . On Thursday 26th May Dragonfly Class visited RAF Marham. The children enjoyed sitting in the cockpit of a Tornado, and operating the wings and trying out the ejector seat. We are pleased that as usual our children asked many questions and were very well behaved. The Finals of the Kwik Cricket were played on 7th June and a Kwik Cricket Festival was held on June 10th. On Wednesday 8th June the school held a special day for the Queen’s Birthday with a special lunch menu and the children dressed up in bow-ties 28


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Preston Primary School A Tea Party for the Queen’s Birthday Party to which the Senior Citizens were invited was held in the afternoon and the weather was lovely. The guests were able to sit outside under gazebos and were entertained by the children and served with food and drink. This occasion was much appreciated and enjoyed by all who attended. * On Wednesday 15th June Ks1 had a trip to Norwich Castle which was enjoyed by them all. It was the football finals at Bowthorpe on Friday 24th June. On Tuesday 28th June it was the School Annual sports afternoon Many of our children played musical instruments in our Summer Concert performing to family and staff. Some children were very new to their instruments and some very accomplished but all gave a very good performance. Year 6 ‘Crucial Crew’ event was held on Monday 4th July and on the same day Year 3 and 4 visited the Forum. Tuesday 7th July was Year 6 induction day at Long Stratton High School and on 7th July Year 5 spent a day there. On Wednesday Years 5 and 6 visited High Altitude and a good time was had by all. On Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July the Leavers play ‘Cinderella Rockerfella’ was performed in the evening. As usual it all went very well with some very accomplished actors and some lovely singing. Senior citizens were invited to watch on the Monday and all enjoyed it. * *The school try to include all Senior Citizens to their Christmas Play and Leavers events and invite everyone on their list although it may not be complete. If you have not been invited to any of these events and would like to be included please let the school have your details and we will make sure you are not left out. Looking forward to a new school year and new faces although we shall miss all those moving to new schools.

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Tasburgh Allotment Society Down on the Allotments Please contact me at simon.orford@jic.ac.uk or 07867 914307. The highs and lows of allotment life have never been more evident than in this report that I’m about to relay to you. Lets then start with the highs first; the water is gushing from our taps. It’s been a while coming but we have the water connection we’ve been so waiting for. For one week following the turn on, predictably it did not stop raining but as you’ll all know we reaped the benefits during July when the sun truly shone. An official opening ceremony of sorts will take place soon as a chance to thank those most involved. Another great venture in the back at the end of June was the Tasburgh Open Gardens day. The day had been a while in the planning by the organisers and gardeners themselves and with wet weather leading up to, and early on the day itself we feared the worst. However by nine in the morning the sun came out and stayed out until ten minutes after closing time. The customers therefore rolled in and thankfully they were a hungry bunch judging by the ploughman’s, teas and cake takings. We were actually quite taken aback by our takings of around £1200 and we can’t thank the gardeners who participated enough. It was their generosity and hard work that made the day such a success. On top of this a massive thanks to the refreshment providers at The Grange, Church and Village Hall and to the ticket sellers, carpark attendants and general helpers.

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Tasburgh Allotment Society A £25 garden voucher was won by Mr and Mrs P Cane with an impressive 14 out of 16 beating Mrs A.A Marfleet by two points in second place. So all is rosy at the allotments? I fear not… In the last month we have been hit by a spate of

vandalism on the site. The list is lengthy but consists of numerous broken windows, stolen property, arson and general veg vandalism. The group are finding this a bitter pill to swallow as you can imagine. So much hard work goes into a plot on the allotment and to see it mindlessly ruined is heart breaking. We’d be pleased to hear from anyone who has information regarding this and we are increasing security on site to try to stop it. Don’t forget our next big date is the

Tasburgh Flower and Produce Show At the Village Fete 10th September 10am-4.00pm. Look out for the entry list and this year we are opening up to entries from outside the village for the first time. Either turn up on the day at the village Hall by 9:30am with your class entry or book in via me (simon.orford@jic.ac.uk). Have you got something attractive, large or unusual lurking in your garden? If so, you know where to bring it. 31


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Tasburgh Keep Fit Club The Club is in its 8th year and we have 20 members on the registermore ladies than men.. We are now coached by Michael Wells, who is based in Tasburgh. He is very enthusiastic and works us all extremely hard. Even the resting periods have turned into training sessions! Last year we were awarded a grant from South Norfolk District Council for £226 and we are extremely grateful to Councillor Florence Ellis for arranging this. We used the money to replace worn out equipment and to purchase new pieces of small apparatus. With the increase in membership we have been able to lower the fees to £5 per session and we still offer a free “taster” session to prospective members. We meet on Thursday afternoon at 2 pm in the Village Hall for an hour. If you would like to have fun keeping fit why not come along and have a go. Please contact Ann Gibbens (01508 470225) for any further information.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING This years Macmillan coffee morning will be at the Village Hall on Friday 30th September from 9.45am onwards. Donations of raffle prizes, cake, coffee and tea are welcomed. Contact Melanie Goodall 01508 470195/07969 743107

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Tasburgh Memories Taken from original articles by Sylvia Addington John atte Grene was a distinguished mason who became a Freeman of the City of Norwich between 1332 and 1323. He worked as a Master Builder at the Cathedral and superintended the building of the Cloisters between 1335 and 1337 under John de Ramsey. He later worked at Ely, where he owned a house and possibly supervised the building of the Lady Chapel, which was finished just before the Black Death in 1349. He then became the ‘Master of Masonry’ of all the King’s works and buildings South of the River Trent. John atte Grene is thought to have come from Tasburgh. At this time people still took their names from where they lived or came from. His parents might have lived beside Nether Green which then extended all along the river side of Lower Tasburgh as far as the mill or beside Briggategrene which lay to the south of the Church and to the East of School Hill. He, himself owned land on the East side of the A140 road, beside a field called Magetescroft and he also owned strips of land in one of the large open fields which extended towards Hemenhale (Hempnell) in a furlong called Langgate. In May 1349, he acted as witness to a land transaction between Thomas de Bumpstede (the Lord of Tasburgh Manor ) and Roger Barun of Tasburgh. The following year he probably caught the Plague, which killed about a third of the population of Europe, as in 1350 a master-mason from Canterbury took over his work as the King’s master mason and superientendent of works. Dave Moore (or Dave of Earlham!) 33


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Tasburgh Tips and Treats This recipe came from an old cookbook that my Mother had in

Australia and is the easiest cake in the world and more importantly quick to make. When I worked in an A&E department in London I was regularly allocated to do night shifts and I knew I could get up at 6pm and put the ingredients together and get the cake cooked and iced before I needed to leave to go to work. Occasionally I would get the ratio of lemon juice to icing sugar wrong and end up with a very runny icing that dripped over the edge of the cake instead of it solidifying, but we’d just take spoons to it and scoop it up! At 3 in the morning a sugar boost was just what we needed. CARAMEL SLICE 6oz Self Raising flour 4oz Butter 4oz Brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence ½ cup chopped walnuts 1 cup chopped dates 1 egg beaten Put sugar and butter in a heavy bottomed pan and bring almost to the boil. When cool, add the vanilla essence, egg and fruits to the pan. Stir well to mix thoroughly. Stir in the flour. Put in a 7inch square tin lined with parchment paper. Cook in a pre-heated oven at 375F or 190C for 17-20 minutes. It is cooked when an inserted skewer comes out clean of mixture. If you wish to ice the cake mix juice of one lemon and 6-8oz icing sugar to a consistency of smooth thin paste and pour onto the cake when cool, or sprinkle with icing sugar. Julie Lawrence 34


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Tharston & District WI Summer is as usual, full of activities for our members. We held a ‘Ready for Rio’ evening of fun with games of croquet, basketball, hobbyhorse racing dishcloth flinging and games involving marshmallows and balloons. The last two games were accompanied hysterical laughter! I think these are unlikely to be on the Modern Olympics programme! The evening concluded with the presentation of medals and refreshments. A fund raising stall at South Norfolk on Show was most successful; we had lots to sell as well as lots to talk about with visitors. The weather was very hot and the ice creams were welcome. Hopefully it will be as warm for the next fete at St Edmunds. Louise Chapman, the Lady Mole Catcher, was our speaker for July and she was most interesting. She began by telling of her adventures, handling dangerous animals in Australia, whilst being filmed for a TV series. She handled crocodiles, snakes and spiders: the moles were tame by comparison. We listened carefully about the life of a mole and how they are caught, as there was a quiz at the end with wine as the prize! An evening of greyhound racing in Great Yarmouth with a barbecue finished our activities for July. This was fun and some even gained spending money for their summer holidays! No meeting in August as we have an outing to Sandringham stopping at Bawdeswell Garden Centre for tea on the return journey. Next meeting September 8th on ‘Granny’s old spoons’ Wacton Village Hall, 7 for 7.30, come along for an enjoyable evening.

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Tasburgh Sports and Social Club Chairman’s Blog Here we are again with some news and info on what’s been happening at the club since the last quarterly, don’t they come round quick, this year seems to be racing by. Many thanks to all the members who renewed by the end of April that’s 164 of you, hello again to the late renewers 8 of you and welcome to the 16 new members who have joined since, like I’ve always said its great value to join the club and a friendly place to enjoy a drink or two. Looking at the membership list there is 122 of you lovely people who live in Tasburgh, now I know there are a few of you who are new to the Village and maybe are not aware of where the club is, or you have lived in the village for some years and have not visited the club, well just walk down or up to the Village hall and the club entrance is at the car park end of the Hall, If you have children that’s ok with us, while you enjoy your drink the children can play on the various play equipment courtesy of the Village Hall Management Committee and Parish Council. We have had some great music nights over the last month or so with The Harvs making a welcome return as well as a very good Acoustic Duo and music and comedy with the Eccentric G, then a really smashing disco night on July 15th. Sorry about the mix up on the tart time but in the end everyone had a good time. As well as the disco which took place on the 15th July, it was the start of our two day Beer Festival which exceeded all expectation’s. Mind you I’m glad it did as I spent a few hours sorting out the 14 different beers [ ales ] that were available for the lover of fine beverages over the two days. How could you not try them out with such names as Old Stoat, Wobbler, Norwegian Blue, Sirius Dog Star, Polly's Folly, St Andrews, and Threeonesix to name a few. This year we decided to give cricket day a miss. Although the teams were rearing to do battle again we had not had enough support from the community over the last couple of years even though proceeds from the day always went to various charities. This year it was replaced on 16th July by the TSSC Family fun day. What a great day it turned out to be. I had the very hard job of judging pennants designed by the children of Henry Preston School . Yes there were winners but they were all so colourful and imaginative so good they are still on display in the club room. 36


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Tasburgh Sports and Social Club The full report on the Fun Day was in the clubs monthly e-mailed news letter, so with our esteemed ed’s permission I will reprint it as follows-The family Fun Day, if you were there, we think you’ll agree it was a fantastic day of fun events enjoyed by all the family. The sound of children’s laughter echoing across the playing field made all the effort put in by the organizers so worthwhile. However I’ll gloss over the fact that your TSSC Tug’O War team was roundly beaten by a bunch of 8 year olds from Shelton School; this was more to do with the Umpire shouting “Go” whilst your team of glistening athletic litheness was searching for a suitable area to stub out their fags. A protest has been lodged with the International Olympic Committee’s Board of Arbitration, but I don’t hold out much hope of a fair judgment ensuing.[ Stop whining. You lost fair and square to a group of highly trained lightweight miniature athletes. End of Ed] Perhaps the day was a success because children played games they no longer seem to take part in at school these days [i won’t mention health and safety, but you get my drift…] games such as Egg and Spoon, Three-Legged Races, Sack Races, It was a winning formula, and the good news is we’re going to repeat the exercise next year- July 15th 2017. Now back to the blog, As well as all the games going on outside on Fun Day we did have a really nice musical performance from young Lilly Ann singing and if you haven’t yet heard or seen her, make the effort to do so as she has a fantastic singing voice, check the club ads when she is going to perform again. I forgot to mention we did follow the football Euro 2016 competition on our big TV and it was good to hear and see a full house in the club when there was something to cheer about, sadly as you know not to much to cheer for on the England teams performance, we did switch teams and for a couple of weeks the Club became The Rhondda Boyo’s Sports and Social Club look you ,didn’t they do well!During August and September the Club will be open Sunday afternoons 2pm till 6pm. Looking further ahead we have The Harves making a return during November, and New Years eve will have a Folksie/Celldh theme and a disco, so more on this and other events at the club check out the notice boards, or the ad board on the green as you flash by in you brand new 4x4 or better still Join the club and get the news of events first hand or via the Newsletter .

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Dates for Your Diary Tasburgh Village Fete Saturday 10th September 12-4pm Flower & Produce Show Tasburgh Village Hall American Guitarist Valérie Hartzell Sunday Setpember 11th 4.30pm Tickets £10 available on the door Tasburgh Village Hall MacMillan Coffee Morning Friday 30th September 9.45am Tasburgh Village Hall Art Exhibition 15th & 16th October 10.00am-3.00pm Tasburgh Village Hall Christmas Shopping Event Friday 11th November 7-9pm

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A large print version of the Tasburgh Quarterly and Church News is available upon request. Please contact 01508 494569. Next Edition The winter edition of the Quarterly and Church News will be

distributed by the end of November Contributions from local organisations are always welcomed and can be emailed to the Parish Clerk for inclusion. We would be particularly pleased to receive suggestions for regular articles. All articles to the Parish Clerk, tasburghpc@btinternet.com by Friday 6th November 2016.

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