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Photo: Paul Williams

ISSUE NO. 41

WINTER 2015


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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 Mrs Catherine Moore 01493 749918 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 Sarah Isaacs 4 Lammas Road isaacs_TasPC@outlook.com 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 Clerk Catherine Moore

Website

Jubilee Farm, Fleggburgh Road 01493 Rollesby, Norfolk NR29 5HH 749918 tasburghpc@btinternet.com http://tasburghpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/ 5


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Tasburgh Parish Council Parish Council Report Blustery days are upon us and there is a definite chill in the air now Those villagers who use public transport will be pleased to read that the Parish Council is considering options for replacing the bus shelter (on the A140) in the coming months of a similar design. The Parish Council is also investigating whether there is enough space on the footpath to erect another, smaller, bus shelter on the opposite side of the road towards Long Stratton. The Parish Council will be submitting a funding bid to Norfolk County Council’s Parish Partnership Scheme, which could fund up to 50% of the project. If successful, the new shelters would be installed in mid-2016. Crime Figures: Tasburgh continues to be an area of low crime with only one crime recorded in September. For those interested in crime levels, a website is available where you can view crime statistics to a street level - this can be accessed through the link given at http://www.norfolk.police.uk/aboutus/yourrighttoinformation/street levelcrime.aspx. Whilst on the subject of public safety, the Council is looking at options to purchase second generation Speed Awareness Monitoring (SAM2) machines. These will flash up a driver’s speed, recording useful data regarding the number of instances of speeding in any given area. Again these are subject to an application to the Parish Partnership Fund and, if successful, will be installed at key locations in the parish. Morningthorpe Recycling Centre: The Parish Council has been informed that, due to budgetary constraints, the recycling centre at Morningthorpe (on the road to Hempnall) will “as soon as is practically possible” be closed every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This will no doubt exacerbate the queues experienced over the weekends, so if it is at all practical to deliver your waste to the centre on a week day then we would highly recommend it. 6


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Tasburgh Parish Council South Norfolk Council provide the brown bin waste scheme for garden waste, so obtaining one of these might cut down on trips to the recycling centre. There is a yearly cost of ÂŁ39.50-ÂŁ44.50 for a brown bin. Please telephone 01508 533830 for further details, or a bin can be ordered through the South Norfolk Council website www.south-norfolk.gov.uk. The erection of the sign in Lower Tasburgh and the water pipe for the allotment are still ongoing. The Parish Council continues to work closely with contractors to achieve these projects, and hopes that there will be some more positive news on this front in the next magazine. In other news, residents of the Chestnut Road area will be pleased to know that their request for a grit bin has been approved. The bin will be placed soon, once Norfolk County Council confirm when the grit team will be round to fill it. Lastly, the Parish Council is considering the creation of a Facebook page for the whole village. It would be envisioned that all village groups would be able to post on the page, i.e. social club, sports clubs, anyone who runs a club or regular events within the village. It is hoped that by increasing awareness of everything the village has to offer, village life will remain vibrant and diverse. With the changes in how people work and new technology, traditional methods of communication such as notice boards, need to be supplemented to ensure all our villagers know what is happening in Tasburgh. Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any ideas or suggestions for this project. We hope the Winter is mild, and your Christmas is peaceful. Tasburgh Parish Council

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Tasburgh Parish Council Tasburgh Parish Council is exceptionally proud to report that the Council has been awarded ‘Quality’ status under the new Local Council Award Scheme. Only awarded to councils performing well above minimum standards, Tasburgh is not only the first Council in Norfolk to achieve this award, but also the first Parish Council in the country to receive the award - the eight or so others are Town Councils considerably larger than ourselves. Tasburgh Parish Council is proud of the high standards it achieves in the effort to deliver excellent services and value for money for all residents.

VACANCY: CLERK TO TASBURGH PARISH COUNCIL A vacancy for the post of Clerk to Tasburgh Parish Council will be available from 1st April 2015. Application information will be available on the Council’s website tasburghpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk - from mid-December, with a closing date of Friday 22nd January 2016 for applications. This is an exciting opportunity for a strong administrator - look out for more information on the website.

The Parish Council would like to wish all residents of Tasburgh

A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year 8


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TO ALL DOG OWNERS IN TASBURGH What sort of dog owner do you consider yourself to be? Do you always clear up after your dog? Do you think that if nobody sees you, you can leave the mess for a child or adult to step in? If your answer to the third question is yes, then you need to think very carefully. Did you know that dog mess transmits very serious diseases which could even lead to blindness? The Parish Council pays for four dog bins to be emptied on a weekly basis, this is paid for by your council tax. It is against the law to allow your dog to foul in a public place, we even have instances of a small dog being allowed to foul the boardwalk at Burrfeld Park, as well as much larger dogs leaving a trail on various footpaths and grass areas outside houses. Remember, verges and fields are not dog toilets - keep your dog under control and pick up the mess. If you see anyone allowing their dog to foul anywhere in the village, could you please report it to any member of the Parish Council or the Clerk, to enable us to pass the information to the relevant authorities for prosecution. Unfortunately this applies to a very limited number of irresponsible owners, but sadly reflects on the majority of all dog owners.

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Tasburgh Village Hall

It has been another autumn packed with fundraising activities at the village hall. We started off in September with the annual family village fete, and were lucky that the rain clouds cleared late morning to reveal a sunny afternoon. Although more compact than in previous years, the fete still provided opportunities for the village hall user groups to raise vital funds to support their own activities. It was good to see a sprinkling of traditional fete games like ‘splat the rat’ and ‘welly wanging’ among the trade stalls and excellent show of produce by members of TAS. Although, the highlight for me was undoubtedly the dog show – I never realised Tasburgh is home to so many varied canine friends. October brought the art exhibition weekend, with over 120 wonderful framed works by local artists on display. It was great to welcome several new exhibitors from across the county, and the select display of art from Preston Primary complemented the main exhibition nicely. Our thanks go especially to Pauline Anderson who braved off a rotten cold to keep everything running smoothly on the sales desk on day two. In 2016 the art exhibition will be in its tenth year, and to celebrate we will be holding an amateur photographic competition alongside the traditional artwork. Look out for further details in the summer 2016 edition of the Quarterly but perhaps start getting some practice with creative wintry snaps over the coming months. Most recently we held another successful Saturday night Quiz and Spuds evening, this time as a joint fundraiser between the village hall and TAS. The main hall was packed and buzzing with 13 teams all vying for the 6 bottles of wine first prize. However, excellent 10


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Tasburgh Village Hall question setting from quiz master John and some very tough competition were no match for the winning team, ‘The Eagles’, who scored an amazing 104 and a half points out of a possible 110. In the New Year we will be holding a new fundraising event, our very first ‘Pudding night’. So forget about any New Year’s resolution diets, take comfort from the cold weather, and enjoy as many delectable desserts as you can manage. Each ticket will entitle you to try up to five of the selection of puddings on offer, and then you have the opportunity to vote for your favourite ‘Pudding of the night’. So if you have a firm family favourite or indeed a ‘Show-stopper’, and would like to contribute (pudding, dessert or cake welcome) please contact Rebecca or Graham from the Village Hall committee. All recipes will be compiled into a recipe book, complementary with your ticket. We look forward to seeing you there.

Village Hall 300 Club winners Summer / Autumn 2015: August: P. Bing, J. Crowley, D. Jocelyn, D. Southgate, G. Austin September: I. Anderson, Mr Baker, A. Symonds, Mr Beckett, Mrs Beckett October: B. Waters, C. Austin, A. Gillick, Mrs Young, J. Bunn

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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 Spaces available. We accept funded 2,3 and 4 year-olds. Our numbers have held up very well this year. We already have over 30 children on our books, quite high for this early in the school year, and for the first time in years the girls outnumber the boys. We have been busy this half-term with all of our usual autumn activities; autumn walks and bug hunts, leaf printing, making bird feeders, apple and blackberry crumble, and lots of conker hunts. The highlight has been winning first prize at the produce show for our truly enormous pumpkin. We have finally picked it this week, and had to borrow an allotment holder’s wheelbarrow to get it to the hall as it was too heavy to carry. It has made the most delicious pumpkin soup. We also made a scarecrow for Preston Primary’s Scarecrow trail – ours was the ‘Elsa from Frozen’ in the churchyard, which the children loved making and dressing. Following a week of making pumpkins and spiders for Halloween, and rockets and bonfire pictures for Guy Fawkes Night, we are next having a theme of Fairy Stories and Nursery Rhymes. Then the countdown to Christmas will begin, with lots of glittery craft activities, seasonal cooking and preparations for our Nativity play, which this year will be on Friday 11 December. 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

Tasburgh Playgroup pop-up coffee shops January 9th and March 12th 10.00 to 11.30 am Tasburgh Village Hall Pop down for a cup of tea or coffee, a bacon roll or a piece of home-made cake

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


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Long Stratton High School Once again welcome back to school and in particular a special warm welcome to our new Year 7 pupils and their parents. I am delighted to report that they have settled extremely well into High School life and made a really good impression so far. In what has already been a busy first few weeks, we recently held our annual Open Evening which was a great success. As a result, I’m looking forward to meeting our Year 6 pupils over the next few months as they visit us in a number of organised transition events. I’d like to welcome to Long Stratton High School Mrs Miles as our new Head of ICT & Business Studies, Miss Farran as English teacher, Mr Hughes as Maths teacher and Mr Guerra as temporary Art teacher. I am pleased to report all are settling in well. We have also recently appointed Mr Thompson as new Special Needs Classroom Assistant. As I write this the governors are busy preparing for the upcoming Headteacher appointment – more news on this next time. The Friends of Long Stratton High have been busy at the start of term – they recently ran a very enjoyable Bingo Evening. Please keep your eyes peeled for more information about the upcoming events organised by Friends. I’d like to congratulate the class of 2015 for their GCSE results. This year we've managed to get 64% of our pupils to attain at least 5 top grades. For 55% of them this included English and Maths. I'd like to offer my thanks to the students for their hard work, you as parents for your support and my colleagues and governors who have worked extremely hard during the last year. I’m really looking forward to seeing Year 11 pupils return next month for our annual Presentation Evening, when our guest speaker will be ex-pupil and now PHD Rocket Scientist Hannah Fitzpatrick. We appointed a new school chef recently and this alongside the new cashless catering which was introduced properly at the start of this term have resulted in greatly increased numbers of pupils eating school food during the day at school this term. 16


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Long Stratton High School Finally, I’m delighted to announce that at the end of last term we appointed Ed Remer as Head Boy for this Year, Caitlin Mapes as Head Girl, together with Ben Woodruff and Jasmine Gay as deputies. I’m sure those of you who attended the recent Open Evening and saw how they performed will agree with me in saying we have made four really good appointments to these positions. John Wilson,Headteacher Car Link Volunteer Drivers needed in your area Car Link is a partnership between ERS Medical and Voluntary Norfolk, providing non emergency patient transport throughout the majority of the county. Our volunteer drivers provide an essential service, transporting up to one hundred patients to their destination each day. We are looking to recruit new volunteer drivers to join our busy team, and would love to hear from caring, calm and reliable individuals with their own car. As well as drivers to do journeys to hospitals in Norfolk and East Anglia, we are also looking to find volunteers happy to go above and beyond the usual, by taking on early morning appointments, and appointments in London. All expenses are reimbursed, and training is provided. Please call Jules on 01603 883860 or email jules.alderson@voluntarynorfolk.org.uk We are particularly short of drivers in your area, so any support you may be able to give, would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about the service, please do not hesitate to contact me, either by email, or by calling 01603 883860. 17


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Tasburgh Scout Group Since the last Quarterly, Tasburgh Explorer Scouts have been busy as usual. The end of the summer holidays saw us travelling to Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire for a PGL holiday with the Cubs and Scouts. What luxury! We stayed in en-suite dormitories with 3 meals a day provided for us and enjoyed all sorts of exciting activities including high ropes, 3G swing, assault course, caving and climbing. More camping in October at the annual County Explorer Birthday Camp which celebrates the start of Explorer Scouts. Not quite so luxurious, only tents this time and we had to cook the food ourselves (thank you Graham, Diane and Roger) but it was a relaxed weekend and there were still some great activities including archery, shooting, crafts, inflatable bungee run, gladiator arena, sumo suits and for a few lucky (perhaps unlucky) souls, a dip in the freezing river during raft building. Some of the Explorers have also found it hugely enjoyable to just get an entrenching tool and spend hours digging holes. We must admit to clinging to the last of the summer before it fades away to cold and rain in the coming weeks, but we are not alone! On October 9th we joined Fressingfield Explorers for an incident hike, which was thoroughly enjoyable as we are already friendly with this group and have met with them for activities on several occasions. Next was Tom's 'into birthday hike' which (you guessed it!) entailed hiking through the night into Tom's 17th birthday. We were greeted by a mass of thoroughly appreciated bacon rolls, cupcakes and hot chocolate upon our arrival - thank you very much to Trudy for those! At the Village Fete, the Explorer Scouts helped to run a second hand book stall and jam jar tombola, with all money raised going to Water Aid. Duncan Musgrove organised an excellent cooking evening, where we all were given the opportunity to show off our varying levels of 18


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Tasburgh Scout Group culinary skill creating some rather unorthodox pasta dishes. It's not surprising that some Explorers expressed a distaste for mince and sweetcorn over the following weeks. More cooking was to follow, with a far tastier bread baking evening. Olive bread and garlic bread were the favourites, with a walk round the village looking at scarecrows whilst we left the dough to prove. Anyone following the trail might have seen our scarecrow lurking in the churchyard. In fact, you may have thought he looked strangely familiar. Cooking also featured in October when we made pumpkin soup as well as carving lots of pumpkins. Most recently we had a talent night, keyboard players predominated but we also had Robbie and his models. Many of you will have seen us parading through the village for Remembrance Day, a good turnout with 10 Explorers in Tasburgh plus others attending services in their own villages too. Last of all, a big thank you to all the Leaders and parents who have helped out over the past few months. All in all, it's been a wonderful half term, and an excellent start to the new school year. Paul Williams & Charlotte Ball

Father Christmas

Father Christmas will be paying his annual visit to Tasburgh on Christmas Eve, 24th December. He will be in the Church Porch between 6pm and 7pm.

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Preston Primary School

A new school year and a new term. The Reception class seems to be awash with new fresh faced four year old children finding their feet. They all seem to be fitting in remarkably well with few problems. We have a new top class who help with Reception on a one to one basis for a short time each morning which helps them to become familiar with their older counterparts. This is a good experience for them. The Friends’ Scarecrow trail from 25th September to 2nd October proved very popular with scarecrows falling out of hedges, on broomsticks, three camping in Lower Tasburgh, up ladders and some very scary ones to name but a few. This proved to be a very successful, lets hope it will continue and be even bigger next year. The prize giving was on October 2nd. But how could you pick any special one they were all marvelous. Looking forward to next year! Well done to the Friends. On Friday October 2nd there was a Harvest Festival Assembly in school. School photographs were taken on 13th October. Half term was from 21st to 30th October. On 14th October there was a coffee morning in school for Parent discussion. Clubs starting this term are:- Multi skills, Set your sights Drama Club , Garden and Nature Club, Netball Club and Strictly Dance Club. On 20th October there was a Cross Country competition at Long Stratton High School. Maths Café’s were held in the school on 13th, 17th, 18th, and 19th November. A Cluster Tag Rugby Tournament was held on 10th November. As this will be the last bulletin this year the School wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas. Jean Campling 20


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Looking for God Some time ago I went to lock up the church one evening and found that somebody had left a note outside. It said, “Went in your church today, very disappointing I did not find God.” I took the note home and pinned it up on the notice board in my study. It left me with mixed feelings. I didn’t know whether this had been written tongue-in-cheek, or whether somebody had been into church really expecting/needing to meet with God. My concern of course was that the note had been written for the latter reason, and I wanted desperately to be able to talk this through with whoever it was. There have been times when I have been in church and wondered where God was, and felt frustrated at His apparent absence. As much as it is possible to meet with God in the church building, at St Mary’s we want to give people opportunities to meet with Him outside it too, and be more visible in our community. One way in which we are doing this is to pray for the residents of Tasburgh each week. To do this we visit a different road each week, asking if there’s anything that you need prayer for at the moment. We have been very encouraged by the response we have had, and hope it’s been a blessing to you. Please keep giving us your prayer requests. Finally, a message to whoever left the note, please

don’t stop looking and asking! Blessings

Rev Mart


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 put items in the baskets at the Co-op in Long Stratton or leave groceries at Tasburgh or Tharston Churches. In the 2 years that St Mary’s in Long Stratton it has been open as a distribution centre 176 adults and 126 children have been supported. There is now an appeal for Christmas treats - Christmas pudding, Christmas cake, Mince pies, Stuffing, Pickles & Chutneys, Gravy granules, Tinned ham, Tinned turkey, Cranberry sauce, Tinned potatoes, Tinned carrots, Christmas sweets, Savoury biscuits, and Hot chocolate [ Instant ]. The Food bank would be grateful for these extras as well as the usual everyday staples. Thank you

December 5

10.30am-12.00 St Mary’s Guild Christmas Fayre at Tasburgh Church All welcome December 6 10.30am Freedom Cafe Christingle at Preston Primary School December 17 Live Nativity at Tasburgh Church-Time tbc December 18 7.00pm Carol Service at St Mary’s, Tharston December 19 4.00pm Carol Singing round Upper Tasburgh. Meet outside Preston Primary School Gate. All are welcome December 20 6.30pm Carol Service at St Mary’s, Tasburgh December 24 3.00pm Crib Service 11.30pm Holy Communion at St Mary’s Tasburgh December 25 9.00am at Tharston 10.00am at Tasburgh Jan 10 +Feb 14 7.00pm Praise Service at Newton Flotman Church January 31 4.00pm Candlemas Eucharist at Saxlingham February 10 7.30pm Ash Wednesday Service at Swainsthorpe February 17 & 24 7.00pm Compline at Tasburgh Church TBC


Tharston Church Wardens:

Mrs Sue Hubbard 530072 Mrs Pat Read 530325 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. When there is not a service at Tharston then the service at Tasburgh may be seen as a joint service or people would be welcomed at any of the churches in the Tas Valley Team. Please do check service times with the churchwardens or on the Tas Valley website www.tasvalley.org as unavoidable changes may occur within the quarter covered by this newsletter

On Friday December 18 at 7.00pm all are welcome for our popular Christmas Carol Service with Tasburgh Church Choir. After the service seasonal refreshments will be served Come and enjoy this traditional start to the Christmas holiday.

December 13 11.00am B.C.P 1662 Morning Prayer December 18 7.00pm Carol Service with Tasburgh Choir December 20 8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion December 25 9.00am Christmas Holy Communion December 27

9.30am Holy Communion at St Mary’s Saxlingham

January 10

11.00am B.C.P 1662 Morning Prayer

January 17

8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion

February 14

11.00am B.C.P 1662 Morning Prayer

February 21

8.00am B.C.P 1662 Holy Communion


We have been running St Mary’s Freedom Café for a year now at 10.30 on the first Sunday of every month at the Preston Primary School. It’s an informal friendly atmosphere for all ages, with bacon butties good coffee or tea and newspapers. We have different activities to try if you wish. Why not come and see, bring the kids to try an activity while you enjoy the papers, coffee and conversation Please feel welcome to come to see what it’s about or speak to Martin and Rach Hartley 471474

The Pastoral Care Team’s activities have included ‘prayer visiting’, which was started by Rev Martin Hartley. Each week two people take the opportunity to visit the homes in a particular road in Tasburgh and ask residents if they have any prayer requests. When there is no one at home, a card with contact details is left in case someone wants to be able to make a request. It has been a real privilege to meet people, talk with them, and to pray for their needs when asked. We are also hoping to hold a Men’s Brunch in January allowing men to meet and enjoy good food and company please keep an eye out for publicity nearer the time. Kate Cakebread. Remember there 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 471356 or Jenny 470141


Tasburgh Church Wardens: Julia Orpin 470 983

Kate Cakebread 471 356,

We look forward to seeing people at our Christmas services , and at our live nativity which will be held around the church this year. The work on the toilet is now complete, With thanks to John Crowley whose generosity made this refurbishment possible.. I would also like thank Steve Carver who undertook the majority of the work on this project, who ensured the upgrade was done as smoothly as possible without any hitches. KC

December 6

9.30am B.C.P Morning Prayer 10.30am Café Church Christingle at Preston School

December 13 9.30am Holy Communion & Children’s Church December 20 6..30pm Christmas Carol Service with the choir. December 24 3.00pm Crib Service 11.30pm Midnight Communion December 25 10.00am Christmas Morning Family Service December 27 9.30am Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Saxlingham January 3

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

January 10

9.30am Holy Communion & Children’s Church

January 17

9.30am All Age Family Service

January 23

9.30am Holy Communion & Children’s Church

January 31

9.30am Holy Communion & Children’s Church

February 7

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

February 14

9.30am Holy Communion & Children’s Church

February 21

9.30am All Age Family Service

February 28

9.30am Holy Communion & Children’s Church


Tharston Church opening. For the past several years Tharston Church has been open daily for visitors, prayer and quiet contemplation during the daytime. This relies on a few parishioners being prepared to open and close the church on a daily basis for one week, approximately once every three months. Recently several of our volunteers have had to ‘retire’ and there are now some gaps in the rota. If you feel able to volunteer to be a key holder for this valuable community service please get in touch with the churchwardens, or with Barbara Cattermole, PCC secretary, for further information. The more parishioners who are on the rota the less of a task it becomes. The visitors book makes interesting reading with notes left by passing visitors from across the world, none of whom could gain access if the church was closed. The PCC is very grateful to those who responded to this notice in the Autumn newsletter but would welcome more help. They are grateful to all those who do undertake to open the church for without your help Tharston church would, like so many churches in small country villages, be closed during the week. Thank you. Barbara Cattermole 530739

Meets on first Mondays at 2.30pm in The Church Room at Tasburgh December 7 Christmas Party No meeting in January February 1 Annual General Meeting March 7 Members Own Saturday December 5 Christmas Fayre 10.30am-12.00 at St Mary’s Church Tasburgh Saturday January 16 Coffee Morning 10.30am-12.00 at 36, Henry Preston Road, Tasburgh


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 do get in touch. Cell Contacts: Mart Hartley -

15 yrs +, Sun eves, Tasburgh)

0784 910 5554

Sally Gaze -

Monday evenings

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Rach Hartley -

Cafe Cell Tuesday evenings

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Kate Cakebread Sally Gaze Richard Bond -

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

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Andy Cox

Thursday evenings in Newton

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Vicky Ball -

Thursday evenings in Newton

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Wayne Doman -

Sat afternoon Special Me Group

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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 470762

– These are Christians meeting together to worship, 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. 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 groups meeting in Tasburgh. It would be wonderful to have more and also to be able to have groups in other villages. If you would like to know more please contact: Jenny Cooper 470141 jenny@tasvalley.org


Bible Study Group – Meets on Tuesday afternoons. New members 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. All welcome. Contact Andrea Sluman on 471529. Emmanuel Group. Local House of Prayer – Meeting weekly, at 10am on Fridays For more details phone Shirley Brooks 470369 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. Jenny England

Team Rector Rev’d Canon Sally Gaze: sally@tasvalley.org 01508 470762 The Rectory, Church Road, Newton Flotman NR15 1QB Team Vicar and main minister for Tharston Rev’d Dawn Davidson dawn@tasvalley.org 01508 498924 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 Feb 5 2016 to Jenny Cooper 01508 470 141 or jenny@tasvalley.org


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Tasburgh Eurolink Not much to report since the last Tasburgh Quarterly. The plans for hosting our Belgian friends next year are pretty much finalised and I’m delighted to say there will be a new Tasburgh family involved. If anyone else would like to join us it’s not too late, the group from Linden will be arriving on Thursday 26th of May and leaving on Monday 31st. Let us know if you’d like to take part. If you like a glass of wine, put Saturday 27th February in your diary. That’s when we will be holding our annual Wine Tasting in the Village Hall. Tickets are limited and go quickly so contact Alan Jones or myself in January to make sure you get yours. Contacts: Helen Burnett : helenmburnett@gmail.com or Alan Jones: jonesa@talk21.com Helen Burnett, Chairman, Tasburgh Eurolink

TIDY TASBURGH NETWORK Many thanks to those kind souls who have taken on a stretch of verge as part of the Tidy Tasburgh Network. Within the group we are now covering Grove Lane, Church Hill, Saxlingham Lane and Low Road. Still plenty more available sections though, so please get in touch if you’d like to help out. It can be part of a dog walk or a family outing now and again. Last Quarterly I reported tackling the Flordon Hill and this was managed on the 31st October. With luck it will keep tidy for a while? Next Quarterly I’ll announce another group date for a village spring clean. Drop me a line - Simon Orford 01508 471539 simon.orford@jic.ac.uk if you feel you can help out in any way. Tasburgh is a great village to live in – let’s keep it that way. 29


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Tasburgh Allotment Society Down on the Allotments: December The site is fully into its tired appearance now and anything green left on show is probably either wintering greens such as cabbage, sprouts or leeks. Runner beans are still keeping some colour and raspberries remain strong. However, probably the overriding greenness is coming from a mat of rubbish that had taken full advantage of the relatively mild and wet conditions. Chick weed in particular is running rampant over the plots, or at least on the Orford’s plot. This is a good quarter for looking back to a successful past few months. Included in this report you will find all the results from the Produce Show held back in September. It was a cracking display of flowers, veg and produce and entry numbers rose yet again. Especially pleasing, is seeing efforts coming from outside the allotment circle, and as we constantly point out, this is a village event that happens to be organised through TAS. Best in Show went to Chris Austin and his flowery displays yet again. Potato competitions were won by Mick Ireson, Simon Bealing and Benjamin Whittemore and finally most successful wanging of wellies was by Carl and Tyler. With the auctioneering of prize veg added in, TAS made around £140 which we were delighted with. The fun did not stop there though, with a Halloween Pumpkin carving session on the 31st. A scattering of youngsters from the village joined us on site and we like to think we at least saved their parents a bit of kitchen cleaning, by having them hack their pumpkins into shape on the allotments instead. Pleased to say no first aiders had to spring into action. A few meaty treats from a rustic BBQ (again no first aiders needed) and a cuppa made for a pleasant couple of hours. As I write we are a day away from our joint quiz with the Village Hall. The funds raised will help us complete the water installation which is nearing a start now and we hope to able to report completion in the next Quarterly. Simon Orford - Secretary to TAS. 01508 471539 simon.orford@jic.ac.uk 30


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Entries

First

Second

Third

Three onions from sets

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S Saunders

S Orford

S Saunders

Three onions from seed

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M Ireson

Three leeks

2

S Orford

S Saunders

Three carrots

6

S Saunders

S Scott

Three potatoes

6

M Read

V & I Taylor

Three shallots

3

C Austin

S Orford

One cauliflower

0

One cabbage

2

S Saunders

S Saunders

Two cobs sweetcorn

3

S Orford

V & I Taylor

Six French beans

3

G Read

Three beetroot trimmed Three courgettes

7

S Saunders

1

V Taylor

One marrow

1

B Goodfellow

Six tomatoes

1

D Casson

Six cherry tomatoes

5

D Hill

G Read

I Tayor

Six runner beans

6

B Goodfellow

G Read

W Read

Three parsnips

2

M Ireson

Four beetroot

1

M Ireson

One garlic bulb

2

M Ireson

J Casson

Dish of soft fruit

3

J Wright

S Scott

Heaviest onion

2

G Read

I Taylor

421g

387g

B Goodfellow

C Austin

S Saunders

4287g

3774g

3287g

M Ireson

S Orford

B Goodfellow

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37.5cm

36.0cm

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Second

Humerous veg

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S Saunders

V Taylor

One spike gladioli

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M Read

C Austin

Six sweet peas

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Three dahlias

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C Austin

Flower arrangement

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One sunflower head

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J Wright

Bunch of herbs

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G Read

One jar jam

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One Victoria sponge

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J Wright C Austin

G Read

M Ireson

M Ireson

S Scorr

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R Orford

G Read

D Hill

Three scones

4

R Orford

G Read

Two sausage rolls

5

S Scott

R Orford

G Read

Six eggs

4

S Orford

Jnrs Read

G Read

Three cup cakes

0

Jar pickle/chutney

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M Ireson

S Scott

Homemade cordial

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Garden picture U6

4

Mae

Alice

Sandira

Garden picture U12

3

M Orford

D & E Hill

Iris

Garden picture U16

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2nd

M Ireson

Potato in sack adult

1st

M Ireson

2314g

(overall)

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S Scott

2289g

1st

S Bealing

539g

2nd

H Scott

476g

1st

B Whittmore

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2nd

L Galley

1657g

1st

B Whittmore

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2nd

L Scott

384g

Carl

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Tyler

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Dates for Your Diary 24 December

Father Christmas Visit, 6 - 7pm, Tasburgh Church

9 January

Playgroup Coffee Shop, 10 - 11am , Tasburgh Village Hall

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Pudding Night, Village Hall, 7.30pm

24 February

Wine Tasting, Village Hall

12 March

Playgroup Coffee Shop, 10 - 11am , Tasburgh Village Hall

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Tharston & District WI The instructions were: move the right hip up as you progress across the floor keeping the feet flat. With the foot raised, circle the hip whilst holding one arm up and the other straight down. Keep the knees bent then move the hips left and right in time to the pulsating music. Add in a shoulder shimmy, breast flip flops (good for developing a six pack!) and a step flic. Let the arms frame the body or cross it but never touch it. Then, what do you have? Well, the members of the WI attempting their first Egyptian ethnic dance. (Not just a belly dance.) Our speaker Lorraine Theobald, a picture in a shimmering blue, traditional jalabiya told us how she had been studying ethnic dance since her teens and that it had taken two years to learn just the basics i.e. the art of isolating the individual muscles that enable the flowing hip circles to be performed. She had danced with troupes in many countries including some in the Middle East and now teaches multicultural dance in schools. She came with a selection of jalabiyas (kaftans) some quite beautifully decorated around the neckline, jangling hip belts some of which were covered in shells and examples of the flutes, drums and tambourines that provide music to accompany the dancers. After her talk and demonstration of the moves the invitation to have a go was issued. Each volunteer chose a hip belt, took up her place behind Lorraine then followed the instructions given above. The result? Not bad. There were lots of flowing arm movements, movements forward and back and even, to fits of giggles, some shoulder shimmies and attempted hip movements. It was an evening much enjoyed by participants and audience alike and one which definitely put a smile on our faces. 36


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Tharston & District WI Our social event was a guided walk through 2,000 years of the history of Norwich. Maybe because of the rain the city was almost deserted and quiet, the streets were wet and shining and dusk was just beginning to fall. It was the perfect time to appreciate this wonderful city. Our guide led us along Lower Goat Lane with its closely packed medieval buildings, along Pottergate, past the area where the red vegetable dye made from madder root used to be sold to the Norwich weavers and which has given its name to the Maddermarket Theatre. We proceeded along St Benedict’s, Upper Goat Lane, past City Hall and St Peter Mancroft Church, explaining their history along the way and causing us to actually look at buildings we had probably walked passed many times before, taking them for granted and not realising they were there. Of course the bonus of a walk at this time was not just the floodlit buildings but the unrestricted view of several dragons. We finished with refreshments in the Forum when we could actually claim to be enjoying the city night life. For further details about our WI ring the secretary, Gill, on 01508 531739. Jean Wilson

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Tasburgh Tips and Treats As our days get shorter, the temperatures drop and the landscape turns its thoughts to hibernation, so hearty warming food comes into its own, steaming bowls of soup, stew and dumplings, sponge pudding and custard and our thoughts turn, inevitably, to the Christmas and New Year festivities. But whilst we are fighting off colds and chilblains, my twin sister is slapping on a floppy hat and sun cream and preparing for these festivities in up to 30 degrees of heat. A few years ago I joined Suzie in Sydney, Australia just before Christmas and was met at the airport by a rather surreal vision of fake Christmas trees and snowmen whilst the Salvation Army played carols, watched by hundreds of people in shorts and sunglasses. Despite their political views about our monarchy and British ancestry, many Australians still slavishly follow the tradition of a full Christmas turkey meal with all the trimmings. However my sister has made an exception to the Christmas pudding by making a ‘Winter Pudding Bombe’ instead. So if you want to try something new, avoid a heavy pudding or have lots of young people to cater for, this may be a popular alternative. It’s a bit like an arctic roll, using a panettone cake, filling it with ice cream and fruit, and covered in chocolate…. So it certainly ticks all my boxes!! Very easy and can be made well in advance. Buy a panettone, slice off the top, and put to one side. Carefully cut out the middle of the cake, leaving the outside shell intact, about 1.5 – 2cm thick. If you don’t think you will have had enough alcohol by this stage in the meal, sprinkle over some dessert wine or other favourite tipple so it soaks into the cake and then spread over 2 - 3 tablespoons of raspberry jam. 38


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Tasburgh Tips and Treats Take some good vanilla ice cream or frozen yoghurt out of the freezer and allow it to soften so that you can scoop some into the bowl and spread it in a thick layer around the cake with a spoon. Sprinkle over a selection of fruits and nuts (if no issues with allergies) of your choice, such as a handful of pistachios, 1 – 2 handfuls of sour cherries or soaked cranberries, 2 or 3 glace fruits e.g. clementines thinly sliced, or even frozen mixed berries. Pick a variety of colours to increase the ‘jewel’ effect inside. Spread over more softened ice cream to fill the hollow and replace the top of the panettone. Drizzle over a little more dessert wine, cover tightly with clingfilm and freeze until needed. Just before serving melt 200g of 70% cocoa chocolate in a bowl sitting over, but not touching, water on a low heat to melt it. Plate up the ‘bombe’, after removing the clingfilm. Add a little orange zest to the melted chocolate and pour slowly over the top so that it runs down the sides. Decorate with a piece of holly, a sprinkling of edible gold pieces or turn the lights down and light an indoor sparkler pushed into the top to add a touch of magic to your Christmas dessert. Julie Lawrence

Tasburgh Open Gardens will be held on Sunday 26th June 2016. 10 years on from our last one. Please contact Simon Orford (simon.orford@jic.ac.uk or 07867914307) if you would like to be involved in some way.

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Tasburgh Sports and Social Club Chairman’s Blog Having missed the last issue due to technical and logistical reasons, here is some news and views from the club that you may or may not know. A lot of water has passed under the bridge this last month or so, too much. Back in June 12th, 13th and 14th when we had our 3 day music and beer festival, but the rain did not deter those who appreciate music and good ales and beer and although the attendance was down it was still a great weekend. Again it rained buckets on July 5th, of biblical proportions according to one local scribe. Yes, for the second year running we had to abandon the annual village cricket match. For those of you who are new to the village or had forgotten, its one day in the year when a team of able bodied chaps from the Upper part of the village and a team of able bodied gents from Lower Tasburgh dress in white and meet at the playing field and hurl a ball of hard leather at another person holding a bat made of willow, and then during an interval cucumber sandwiches are washed down with pints of fine beer. A fine English sporting tradition. The match was rescheduled and took place on 6th September a day to remember as the sun was shining. The teams arrived, 11 from Upper but only 5 from Lower, having lost on the last 6 occasions it looked bad for Lower. The silver coin was flipped and Lower put into bat, the players having 2 innings each, with some astounding batting from Jamie and Jon and defensive play from Phil, Simon and Dan a score of 109 was achieved. Nathan’s team of fine chaps took to the batting with Lower fielding with a little family help, but try as they could and even with the help of some wide bowling and a good innings from John, and Louis, Upper could only manage to score 99. Both trophies (man of the match, and team) won by Lower. I must say I had tears in my eye when I made the presentation. Oh i nearly forgot, the cricket day raised just over £200 for the East Anglian Children’s Hospices. 40


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Tasburgh Sports and Social Club Next year we are combining these two events into a Village family fun weekend with games for all ages, to that end we ask for any group or person who would help us organise a fun weekend for the village to get in touch with me 471408 or our secretary Ian on 471057 or just pop in the club and chat about it over a very reasonably priced drink. You don’t have to be a member, 3 visits before you have to join. On a similar vein we have had a request from some other social clubs in the area to link up for games evenings, although we have 2 pool teams they are fully occupied with their league matches so we are looking for some players for pool, darts, dominoes, etc. Male or female, again come in and see us. We have had to say goodbye to some board [committee] members due to work, health, and moving away reasons so if you feel you could help to run this very successful club get in touch. Forthcoming events not to be missed include Friday nights with music,New Years Eve with a live Ceilidh band and a disco, Burns night celebrations on 22nd January, so look for the adverts in the village notice boards or on the green, or come and join the club. You get a monthly newsletter, or just call in, we are a friendly bunch. Just to mention it will soon be that season again, with all the tinsel, cards from everyone you haven’t seen for years, the hand knitted jumper, the clink of glasses and the table full of too much food, the carol singing and of course the reindeer and the chubby man in red. Yes Christmas will soon be upon us. The club will be running the usual Christmas draw to win £50 if you’re lucky. The club will be open Christmas Eve, and from midday till 3pm on Boxing Day. So on behalf of the Directors of Tasburgh Sports and Social club I wish you all the very best for Christmas and the forth coming year. That’s all for now. so with Christmas presents in mind think of this old Norfolk saying: If you dorn’t git orl you want, think of the things yow dorn’t want-an dorn’t git. Don Proudfoot, Chairman 41


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Tasburgh Memories Over 900 years ago William the Conqueror organised a survey of all England to establish what he had conquered. The information was used as a basis for taxation. In East Anglia, unlike much of England, many people were born free which meant they were able to farm their own land around the village. The established Lords of the Manor were evicted and the land given to Normans. Tasburgh was given to Berard and Azelin who had 110 acres between them. Before the conquest one of the manors belonged to Stigand, the Archbishop of Canterbury. There was a water mill possibly on the site of the present one. Profits from the mill were shared amongst those that had bought shares in it. Rainthorpe Hall had 60 acres and 7 acres of meadows. Before the conquest it was held by Ailwin, a Saxon, before being taken by William, a Norman. There were 2 mills belonging to the manor and 8 families living at Rainthorpe. There is no mention made of the church as there is in many villages. With a round tower and having been built around 1000 suggests the church belonged to the village rather than a private manor owner as many churches did. Dave Moore

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