Village People Bungay, Harleston & Long Stratton edition – August / September 2022 (Late Summer)

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Contents

August/September 2022

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Finance - the wellbeing benefits of smart retirement planning

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NEW: Five minutes with …. Ben Langley

Good news from our region

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Greenfingers with Alan Titchmarsh

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Time and Tide arrives in Norwich

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45 Falcon Meadow art competition winners 47 Village Notice Board

30 Memories of Frenze & Thelveton

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59 Fashion - the 80s revival

Art - colour and composition from James Mayhew

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43 Health - top tips to cope with stress and anxiety

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Skincare with Geraldine Walters

Recipe for cherry raspberry almond cake

60 Find a local business or service in our directory 62 Exercise your brain cells with our crossword

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Looking for a particular product or service? Check out our Local Business Directory on pages 60 & 61 5


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’m writing this piece on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, with the sun shining and everyone’s energy on the up! At the same time we’ve been working on a piece to promote the charity calendar 2023 created by our local history expert, Dennis Cross. Time certainly flies, doesn’t it?! The calendar features old postcards from many of the villages that we deliver to, so plenty of fascinating history for you to enjoy. Raising funds for the wonderful Norfolk charity Big C, and priced at only £10, I do hope many of you will be able to support this great cause and have a whole year’s worth of local history to look at. We LOVE everything local, as you all know! Get your baking pinny on and try the Pennoyer Centre’s Cherry Raspberry Almond Cake, which scored 100% with all their tasters. That’s one I’ll definitely be baking this summer, especially as it can easily be adapted to gluten free. We know that hundreds of our readers always bake our cake recipes, so could I invite you to post a photo of this creation on Instagram and tag us so we can share @vpmagazine? As well as our regular Find Bella the Beagle competition to win a £100 M&S voucher, we are also promoting Norfolk Gin’s local refill service by giving away 8 bottles of their delicious gin. Plus, we have 4 pairs of tickets to give away to see the hilarious Ben Langley Show in Bungay. See inside for all the details. We have over 30 amazing new local businesses offering you

their products and services for the first time in this issue, so make sure you read the magazine from cover to cover and support everything local. And finally, just to let you know that our circulation has increased by another 1,000, taking us up to 64,000 country homes receiving the region’s largest circulating magazine directly to their door. Enjoy! Stay safe in the sun until next time.

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GOOD NEWS FROM OUR REGION: Even more at home

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ohn Doe Carpets & Furniture, in Diss, have recently launched their new in-store coffee house, serving freshly brewed awardwinning coffee, freshly prepared food using locally sourced ingredients, tasty homemade cakes and more. The project has seen pop pular local coffee destination Diss Coffee House move into John Doe on their brand new mezzanine first floor. John Doe Marketing Executive, Josh Morley, says: “We wanted to further enhance our customers’

shopping experience by creating a place to relax with a drink and snack or meal, because there is just so much to see in our superstore. Customers can explore the showroom at their own pace, take a break and stay for the afternoon or longer, without feeling the need to rush.” John Doe occup pies their own 45,000 ft2 superstore, and the family-run business, founded in 1983, caters for all home needs under one roof, including flooring, beds, sofas, furniture, curtains and more.

Alongside the new coffee house is a brand new lighting department, and a new soft furnishings department offering luxury towels and bedding, with brands like Sanderson and Joules, as well as an extensive range of curtains, blinds and shutters. Josh Morley adds: “We are confident that the recent exp pansion will put us firmly on the map as one of the UK’s leading home retail stores, as we have effectively doubled the size of our first floor.”

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several other places in Norfolk, plus others in London and Somerset. “So when your Norfolk Gin is gone, you can take your bottle to one of the nine refill stations around the county, where you can get your bottle refilled and save £5 as well. There is no need to wash the bottle out first, just refit the stopper and drop in. These stores also stock lots of other fine produce and will be pleased to see you.” Local locations are: Jarrolds and Harper Wells in Norwich,

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Detail Once you’ve finished painting, decide on the detail to make your piece extra special. We stock a wide range of decoupage papers, transfers, metallic paints and leaf, wallpapers, paint inlays and more to make your piece ‘pop’! Simply changing the door knobs can make a huge difference to the end result...we stock lots of these too! Wax or varnish Some furniture paints require a finishing product to seal it. Do this right at the end as once you’ve waxed your masterpiece it’s difficult to make any changes afterwards.

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need to re-compost, add fertiliser, or simply switch to a different soil type. You should also steer clear of what I call ‘the bullies’! Japanese knotweed and Russian vine are particularly unruly and will literally undermine not just your flowers, but nearby buildings too! And the same goes for our animal friends. Sure, we may like to see a hedgehog, bird life, even the odd fox, but the best gardens are those that manage to protect the food supply present! My final piece of advice is to try to spread the love around your garden. Few of us have an endless budget with which to run riot in our green spaces, and it’s better to do a little at a time across the board than blow it all in one part of the garden, leaving the rest of it looking forlorn and bereft.

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What is your favourite film and why? Cinema Paradiso – the director’s cut. A wonderful film about hope. It’s beautiful and very moving. Hope is what fuels our journey, don’t you think? Without hope we have no purpose and with no purpose we have nothing. I think a lot of people felt this way during lockdown – so here’s to hope! Where are your favourite places in Norfolk and Suffolk? It’s all about family time for me, so let’s to the beach! Sea Palling is so family friendly with its golden sands, and we always have a winner of a day. My children also love Ringwood river by the Swan Pub; great for paddling, rope swings and watching fish. We recently went to The Playground outside Bury St Edmunds where there is an assault course for the whole family.

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Memories of Frenze & Thelveton Local historian, Dennis Cross from Diss, shares with us his fascinating collection of old postcards, focusing on a different village in every issue. This time, we take a walk down memory lane in Frenze and Thelveton.

rly 1914 rl 1914 – soldiers from the Staffordshire  Early

Yeomanry butchering meat for the troops in Frenze.

 Frenze Hall is situated oppposite the church,

and was owned at the time of this 1912 postcard by farmer Arthur Gaze. The population was 49.

 The Staffordshire Yeomanry was stationed at

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 Thelveton School, around 1927/28. Dennis Cross went to school with many of the children of these pupils!


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A master of colour and composition

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Award-winning Suffolk author, illustrator and artist, James Mayhew, investigates inspiring art in the region

James Mayhew

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hey say you should never meet your heroes, in case they disappoint! But when it comes to Dom Theobald, I needn’t have worried. It would be hard to find a more affable, warm and approachable person. I’d been aware of Dom’s work for some time, commanding attention wherever I’d seen it, so it was an enormous pleasure to visit him at his studio, hidden away like a forgotten chapter of The Secret Garden behind the magnificent Ditchingham House. Dom lived in an apartment in the house until recently, but maintains his barn-like studio there. Abstract paintings are hung from the rafters, glowing luminously on the walls and spilling their colour out into the landscape; walls and tables are crammed full of equipment. Printmaking tools, paints, brushes, and an enormous printing press stands in the midst of this cacophony of creativity. Dom’s paintings are often huge and the textures are as important as the images themselves. There’s a joy in the physical process and the physicality of the materials he uses. His old etching plates are objects of beauty, full of texture,

form and interest. Among many etchings, a cat motif reappears. There’s an angular dog too, which Dom laughingly refers to as a kind of self-portrait. Born in Surrey and brought up in London, Dom describes himself as, “Not good at school, not academic…but always drawing.” He left school unsure what to do with himself, and initially got a job, keeping his interests in art alive with evening classes. But in his mid-twenties he was finally persuaded to apply to Camberwell School of Art for a foundation course, and then on to Norwich School of Art, where artist and tutor Derrick Greaves’ poetic and carefully considered image-making proved to be an important influence. This was followed by two years at the Slade, where he studied printmaking. Ever since then, painting (in oils and acrylic), and printmaking

(etching) have been joint passions. I was especially interested to talk to Dom about the journey from observational, representational drawing, to abstraction. Dom’s paintings are extraordinary in their balance, the space between things as important as the components of the images. There is clarity, yet ambiguity. It is considered, thoughtful work. Where does it begin? “I tend to see drawing as a finding of shapes, a finding of forms, a way of discovering the world,” explains Dom. “Inevitably, as an artist, you have a kind of ‘filtration system’. For me, abstraction became a process of filtering out a whole lot of stuff I didn’t want, and simplifying the pictorial space.” While Dom tries to avoid obvious symbolism, he recognises that viewers inevitably project their own thoughts and interpretations onto his work.

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Dom finds forms and inspiration in all kinds of places. One painting is made up of sequences of random iconography seen on a trip to Coney Island, New York, which explains the giddy, almost cartoonish colours and shapes. Atrip to Florence also made a huge impression, the clarity and organised space of early Italian painting, and the dominating boldness of icons, taught him much. Music is also a huge inspiration – colours matching sounds like a kind of synaesthesia. Dom cites Miles Davis as a favourite, and throughout his work there is a sense of harmony, or discord, in the juxtaposition of colours. Recently, he has sensed his work is changing, a result of many years in the bucolic countryside of the Waveney Valley. Outside his studio, in the sunshine, are some work-

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in-progress landscapes. The audacious colours and powerful forms make them instantly recognisable as Dom’s work. Yet they are also representational; horizons, skies in fantastical colours, organic forms like a split willow on a river bank, wrought in decoration and pattern. They dazzle and surprise, humming with colour and life. “There’s a battle going on,” says Dom cheerfully. “Forms are trying to surface.” Some paintings happen quickly, others take time and build up in layers. Sometimes he will return to a painting years after an initial phase. His current landscapes are already two years old, and I’m impatient to see how they end up. I suspect they will be very special indeed, but I’ll have to wait. As Dom says: “I think, for me, the best paintings are not entirely planned.”

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Fri 26 Aug, 7.30pm The Ben Langley Show Fisher Theatre, Bungay NR35 1EE Norwich panto legend and BGT Misheard Lyrics funnyman brings his one-man variety show to the Fisher Theatre for one night only!! This hilarious family experience continues to wow audiences up and down the country and is an absolute must see! “Ben Langley, you are a very funny man!” Simon Cowell. To book: fisher theatre.org

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ART Sat 24 September – Sun 9 Oct Norfolk Open Studios Across Norfolk. Over a hundred artists and makers across Norfolk welcome the public into their studios to see how and where they work. openstudios@nnfestival.org.uk or nnfestival.org.uk

HISTORY Sun 4 Sept, 10am-4pm Bringing Local History Alive Rickinghall Village Hall IP22 1HD Memories of life in our villages to listen to and read. Bring your own memories too! Illustrated talks, local history books for sale. Refreshments. quatrefoil.org.uk

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Tip: Don’t bother to defrost the fruit, they work fine from frozen!

INGREDIENTS Cake: 225g butter, softened 225g caster sugar 4 eggs 175g self-raising flour 125g ground almonds 3-4 drops almond extract 175g amaretti biscuits 125g frozen raspberries 125g frozen pitted cherries A good handful (about 75g) flaked almonds To serve: Clotted cream or crème fraiche Fresh raspberries or pitted cherries

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AERIAL SERVICES Warnes Aerials

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ANIMAL SERVICES Potters

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ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING Andrew P R Love John Putman

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ARTS & CRAFTS Gillian Marklew

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Exercise your brain cells LAST ISSUE’S SOLUTIONS ACROSS: 7) Axle, 8) Idealist,

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Creature of substance, carcass of association (4)

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