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Se en Churches Newsletter June 2012

Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Marion Harrison, Itteringham Rectory, The Street, Itteringham NR11 7AX. Tel: 01263 587977

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St Andrew, Blickling; St Andrew, Little Barningham; St Andrew,Wickmere; St Andrew, Saxthorpe with Corpusty; St Mary, Itteringham; SS Peter & Paul, Edgefield; SS Peter & Paul, Oulton and Irmingland.

A new window into heaven

The Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn and Revd Marion Harrison, Priest in Charge blessed and dedicated the new window at St Peter and St Paul, Edgefield 1


June Reflection At last, the summer is here with its promise of warmer days. The air filled with the heady sent of honeysuckle and roses, the buzz of bees and a gentle breeze to cool us while we cut the grass, weed the beds and dead head as we move around our gardens. And of course we are fast approaching the longest day of the year. But this month also holds the promise of celebration too as we all mark the 60th year of the Reign of our Queen, Elizabeth II. Our celebrations include hog roasts, street parties, fairs, cream teas and one Bishop (the Right Reverend Jonathan Meyrick, the Bishop of Lynn) blessing and planting jubilee roses either side of the entrance to St. Mary, Itteringham. Maybe you are doing something else to celebrate this great achievement of our Queen. Perhaps you have planned to go out for the day or are going to join in the celebrations in London. However you are planning to celebrate, I wish you good weather and a joyous time. Of course our Queen has the constitutional title of Supreme Governor of the Church of England and holds the title “Defender of the Faith”, a title handed down from the Reign of Henry VIII. Henry was given the title by Pope Leo X on the 11th October 1521 for his defence of the Catholic faith in answer to the arguments of Martin Luther. When Henry broke with the papacy, Pope Paul III deprived him of his designation, but the title was restored to the king by Parliament in 1544. Since then each reigning monarch has carried the title. I wonder what the title means to our Queen? She is a devout Christian and has led a faithful life. Giving herself in service to God and this country. I and many others have known only one sovereign, Elizabeth II and while you may or may not agree with all that the Royal Family do and/or stand for, I think she upholds the title very well. With God’s grace, long may she continue to reign. 3

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BLICKLING As we finally say goodbye to the worst Spring on record, some of us have a festive June to look forward to while those unfortunate enough to have exams in a few weeks have hours of revision lurking ahead.Very luckily, I am in the former camp and am already very excited about a double bank holiday filled with celebrations. However, for those of you studying, please can you find out and tell me why a diamond jubilee is sixty years of rule or marriage, when surely it should be seventy-five? Maybe Queen Victoria just wanted an excuse to party in 1897 and decided to change conventions. Anyway, back to those about to sit exams. I have huge sympathy for you all and no words of advice as I never performed well at the crucial time, although please don’t tell that to my children. However, it is important to note that many of our greatest citizens didn’t do all that well in exams either. Warren Buffet (the incredibly prosperous American investor) has recently noted that none of his three children went to university and yet have gone on to great things in their respective careers - although the parental line can’t have hurt. David Hockney has also done incredible things despite apparently answering a question in his French exam by stating that he couldn’t speak French, but that he would instead draw a pretty picture. I also came across a maths GSCE paper which had the following question: A 3 kg object is released from rest at a height of 5m on a curved ramp. At the foot of the ramp is a spring of force constant k=100 N/m. The object slides down the ramp and into the spring, compressing it a distance x before coming to rest. Find x.’ In response to this, the child in question, simply drew an elephant at the bottom of the ramp and answered that x= 0 as the elephant would have stopped the object ever hitting the spring. That is ingenuity for you, and I hope he or she moved swiftly onto Oxford or Cambridge or UEA of course. So, to all of those parishiners holed up in their rooms, swotting away, as their parents play, keep up the good work but don’t worry too much if on the day you come across a question that you just don’t get. However, if you can’t draw a lansdcape or an elephant you might be in trouble, so at least get practicing (a helpful sample picture is shown here!) Sam Berwick: 07810 553321 5



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EDGEFIELD Church News (from Angela Turner) “Edgefield in Flower”: Our gardens will be open on Saturday and Sunday, 23rd and 24th June from 2 until 6 p.m. Tickets can be bought from the Village Hall @ £3.50 (children free). We have twelve very varied gardens open during this weekend, including two exciting new ones for you to enjoy. Do bring your friends. There will be Teas, a Book Stall and Raffle at the Village Hall and Plant, Produce & Preserves Stalls at The Pightles. Join us afterwards for “Songs of Praise” at 6.30 p.m. on Sunday, at the Church. Janet Keymer needs offers of cakes, and I would be grateful for plants and produce, please. We enjoyed welcoming Bishop Jonathan back for Evensong on 11th May, when the new west window and the oak cross for the Lady Chapel were blessed. The cross was made by Matthew Skillings, a local craftsman who has done much work for the church. The Bishop presented flowers and a token to Janet for her splendid work as P.C.C. Secretary. Our June Community get-together will be on Sunday 17th June at 3 p.m., at Valley Farm. This will be a “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” in the woods, weather permitting (in the house, if not). All are very welcome, especially children with their teddies! At the A.P.C.M. it was decided to plant a whitebeam next autumn in the church car park to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Edgefield Village Hall Committee (from Dawn Hulbert) Our Village Barn Sale was a huge success. The traffic was worrying but the whole event passed without incident. Everyone thought it worthwhile and the refreshments seemed to go down very well, too. Peter and Jim managed to cook 12lbs of bacon for the traditional butties. The Jubilee is now our top priority and we are getting terrific support from the various groups in the village. Thanks to all those willing helpers. We could not have done this one without you. Here’s hoping for some good weather on 15th June. Timings: Fete 2 – 4 p.m.; Hog Roast 6.30 p.m. Only a few tickets left – REALLY! As reported last month, the new chairs are now in use and we have had encouraging comments about the comfort, which is why we picked this particular style. The Friends of Edgefield have very generously given £500 towards the final cost, which only leaves the Village Hall Committee to find the remaining £382. The Committee would like to thank them very much for their help. Richard Peaver: 01263 587486, 7

June, July and August: Wednesday to Friday 11am-5pm 7th June: (must be pre-booked) Nature Discovery Day for all children from age 6. 15th & 20th June Evening Garden openings in aid of NGS 22nd June Rain or Shine Theatre: As You Like It July 1st Wildflower Day

Walks open every day until dusk Hall open on Fridays April 20th – October 26th, 2-5pm (last entry 4pm) by appointment An exhibition for 2012 Jubilee year: Wolterton over ten reigns

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ITTERINGHAM The harvest would appear to be safe. The service, post the Major Rogation, attracted a following of fifty to St.Marys’, which might be said to be a powerful lobby....and it seems to have worked!  The May Fayre defied the met office and was a great success. £2900 was raised and thanks are in order to the members of the PCC and all of those valued helpers including:-  well! there are simply too many to mention but suffice to say that the support was....considerable. Whether cook or waitress, gatekeeper or ice cream vendor, games master or bottle washer, kettle guard or rent collector....your unflagging, but here flagged, support, was an essential. Thank you all. The most memorable moment was the visit of his Grace, the Very Reverend George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 until 2002. No christened babes were dropped into font. There have been no excorcisms nor exhumations, no thunderous visitations. Wheels have been oiled and incumbents affably supported. The sincere thanks of all will jostle for notice at Hill Farm. Peter completed his term of 26 years as Church Warden and then was followed immediately by Molly...for a further 26! So generational gratitude to you Molly Fowell for your Wardenship. Another who will, we hope, accept the gratefulness of the village is Joyce Grand who has been responsible for the safe passage of the Parish Magazine to all of our readers for.....thirty-five years!! Thank you for your silent duty Joyce. Good wishes to you also. Mention must be here made of June Clarkes’ diligence in compiling the Itteringham contribution to this publication for the last several years. The writer is only now beginning to understand the implications of this undertaking and so is able , convincingly, to exclaim a depth of honest applause for her regular writings. Thank you. Thursday 17th May was Ascension Day. Closure....and a beginning. 3rd June 2012 is to be a memorable day. At 3pm The Rt.Reverend Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn, will be planting Queen Elizabeth in our churchyard, (a variety of rose that is!) as a significance to the diamond jubilee of our monarch. New life amongst the not so lively - a bridge perhaps. In the evening of the same day, 6.00pm to 8.00pm is to be a ‘toasting & roasting ‘(of hog) at The Village Hall Playing Field courtesy of our Parish Council and all of the village is invited to join the party. Hogs are free but bring the grog. There is no news yet on the ‘Broome Hill Film’ reported in the last issue but look again at this column next month.  At noon on the Glorious 10th June Itteringham Gardens Eric Goodman 587278 are Open Special edition! 9

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LITTLE BARNINGHAM Like many villages we are busy preparing for the Little Barningham ‘Street Party’ to celebrate the Jubilee. This will be held on Monday 4th June in the entrance to Ferndale Farm. Residents are invited from 12.00 onwards and asked to bring a plate of food to share with friends and neighbours. As well as food we shall be having a display of old photographs of the Village to take us on a trip down memory lane, if you have any of the village in years gone by, please do pass them on to Elly Betts. Entertainment will be in the form of a rounders match and old fashioned games for all to join in with. There will be a prize for the best dressed King or Queen for the children and adults can come dressed in red, white and blue if they wish! We look forward to seeing as many villagers to come together for this special day and have some fun. Community Sunday at Little Barningham was very good with about 25 people enjoying each other’s company and lively conversation. The food provided by Elly Betts – lovely chocolate cake and lemon sponge, Pam Daniels ever popular Mars Bar cake and sausage rolls disappearing very quickly. Egg mayonnaise, cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches added to the savoury dishes, all washed down with an abundance of tea and coffee. Many thanks to all helpers. If anyone would to volunteer to donate a cake or provide sandwiches for the next time please contact Pam (577436). All are invited to join in with the Community Sunday. Please note however there will be no Community Sunday on 3rd June, due to the Jubilee celebrations on the following day. We welcome Elizabeth Edwards to Parva Close and look forward to seeing her at future events. Unfortunately Elizabeth’s 8 month old cat missing. It is light ginger and fluffy, called Ruben Debbie Love: 01263 577430 and is micro chipped. Please ring 01263 577596.

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OULTON PCC Meeting. The Parochial Church Council met on Friday 19th May, 8pm at Church Farm.. The meeting was chaired by Rev. Marion Harrison and all members were present. The main item discussed was the outstanding work to be completed according to the latest Quinquennial Inspection and Stephen Jefford has compiled a list of jobs which members of the congregation and helpers can undertake on “Community Sundays.” The main concern remains the urgent need for re-pointing the tower and Stephen has agreed to look at the process of applying for a grant although more fund raising is also required to boost the Tower Fund. Judy and Sue reported that they had had the first meeting with Karen, to begin planning this year’s Church Fete.Which will be held on Sunday September 2nd and further details will appear in the July copy of the Parish News. Any ideas or offers of help will be much appreciated. Community Sundays. This month’s event will be to help with the clearing up after Box Day. All helpers please assemble in the playground from 9.30am onwards. Next month will be another non-denominational Songs of Praise at 5pm on 22nd July. 100 Group WW11 Oulton once again welcomed the Veterans and their families on Saturday12th May. Thankfully the rain ceased and afternoon tea was served in the marquee in Jonathan and Alison’s orchard. There followed a short service at the memorial where flowers were laid in memory of the fallen. Thankyou to Chris and Sue for organising the event and to all who helped to make it a success. Box Day is almost here (23rd June)!! Invitations and a programme of events will be going out to all households soon, Volunteer Distributors needed so please come forward. Crazy crown-making workshop: Saturday 16th June 2-4 at The Forge. People of all ages welcome.Wear your creations at the crazy crown parade on Box Day, 23rd June Oulton Congregational Chapel. What a treat The Oratorio Concert was on Saturday19th May. The varied programme from Tallis to Vaughan Williams and the wonderful acoustics of the venue made it a rare treat indeed. Congratulations to James Huggins for organising the event in aid of The Historic Building Trust, who own the chapel. This month’s Open Afternoon is Sunday 10th June 2-4pm. Farewell. Sadly’ as May comes to an end, we say farewell to Simon and Anna, their children Fran and George and Jack - the dog - as they emigrate to New Zealand.. I’m sure the children will be missed by all their friends at Corpusty School and A&S Plumbing and Heating will definitely be a loss to us all. Still, a fine farewell party was held in the marquee and we wish them all the very best for the future. Sue Hall: 01263 734245 15


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SAXTHORPE WITH CORPUSTY St Andrew’s Church Annual meeting saw Heather Monks and Merlin Waterson, re-elected as church wardens, with Anne Humphrey re-elected as secretary and Richard Day as treasurer. All were thanked. Joyce Pemberton felt it was time to retire from the Church Council, but was warmly thanked for her service to the church over many years. St Andrew’s Church has received an anonymous donation of £1000.00 for the electrification of the clock, for which the Church community are very grateful. Baby Edward Beales was Christened on May 13th at St Andrew’s and was welcomed into the church family. At the Village Hall Annual General Meeting, Charlotte Stannard stepped down from the Chairmanship and was thanked for her motivation and endurance. Robert Smith was made the temporary chair with Diane Oliver as the vice chair. Simon Waller remains the booking clerk. Copies of the report on the Corpusty and Saxthorpe Consultation on the All Weather Sports Pitch may be collected from the Corpusty Stores. Aubrey Poberefsky was thanked for his years as Chair of the Parish Council, and was succeeded by Archie Mitchell. Dr Imogen Waterson was voted into the Vice Chair post, with Jo Boxall remaining as Clerk. Celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: tea and cakes in the garden of Corpusty Stores on Saturday 2nd June, from 2.30pm until 4.00-ish, with games on the village green. There will be a Raffle with a 1st prize of a £100.00 holiday voucher. The profit will go to The East Anglia Air Ambulance. The Duke’s Head is putting on its special brand of festivities on Monday 4th June. Ring 587529 for details. Corpusty and Saxthorpe Garden Society July meeting is a Summer Social in the garden of Carol and Robin Window at Edgefield, on 4th July. North Norfolk Knitters will meet at the village hall on Tuesday, June 12th 2012 at 10.00am. Linc members and guests plan to enjoy a Summer Buffet in the garden of Heather and Brian Monks, on June 20th at 6.30pm. On 21st June, Families Together will be celebrating “Fathers”, as this is their closest meeting to Father’s day. Children aged 5 – 11+ and their parent or guardian are very welcome to enjoy fun, games, music, a hot meal and much more besides, at 3.30pm until 5.30pm. A Children’s Holiday Club is being planned by the Benefice, on 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th July in the Village Hall, from 10.0am until 12 noon.The theme is “On Your Marks”. Children between 5 and 11+ are invited to join in the drama, music, games and much more. Please phone Pam Daniels 577436 or Judith Banks 587319 if you would like to know more, or just turn up. Judith Banks: 01263 587319 17

WICKMERE WITH WOLTERTON “Nothing ever happens in Wickmere…and that’s the way we like it.” This is what I was told this morning when, in terror of getting sacked by our tyrannical editor unless I come up with 350 words, I phone round the usual helpful suspects in the vain hope that something, anything might have happened in our sleepy village. Wickmere sunset by Dom Boddington Anyway it’s not true this month because on Bank Holiday Monday (4th June) we are having a Jubilee party. Starting at 3pm there will be a procession through the village of all the children with decorated bikes, trikes, scooters and go-karts. When they arrive at the village hall they will be judged by a local dignitary with prizes for the winners. There will then be a hog roast big enough to feed everyone in the village and plenty of liquid refreshment. There will be other activities for the children. Each child living in the parish will receive a commemorative Wickmere Jubilee mug. Our new kitchen of course is not complete but you will be able to admire some very elegant footings and imagine the rest of the building. After thirteen years as head chef at the Norfolk Mead Hotel in Coltishall, Mark Sayer has left to be the chef at our very own Saracen’s Head! As a chef Mark has a great reputation across Norfolk and we are delighted that it will be so much easier for us to savour his cooking as well as enjoying the delightful atmosphere of the Saracen’s Head. Don’t forget Open Studios starts this weekend and lasts until June 10. There is so much going on across the county - Norfolk has the biggest Open Studios event in England! Lesley Ash is exhibiting in Felthorpe (opposite the village hall). The studio will be open from 11.00 till 5.00. Drop in for a coffee. The Wickmere newsletter delivery team reports that there have been complaints about there no longer being a jokes column in the Seven Parishes newsletter (we really are chronically short of entertainment in Wickmere!). So in a very desperate attempt to keep everyone happy here is a joke: A farmer was milking his cow when a fly flew into the barn and started circling his head. Suddenly, the fly disappeared into the cow’s ear. The farmer didn’t think much about it, until the fly squirted out into his bucket. It had gone in one ear and out the udder. Helen Goulty: Dominic Boddington 01263 577300


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Nature Notes Whilst we have been sheltering from unusual levels of rainfall and unseasonably low temperatures recently, outside, the wheel of life has been relentlessly turning. Tadpoles have turned into frogs. First chicks have fledged their nests.Various low growing plants, DogViolets, Speedwell and Stitchwort, have been delicately adding splashes of colour to the verges, whilst towering above them, Cow Parsley has been trembling in the breeze. Often a plant cursed for making country roads more hazardous, Cow Parsley perhaps deserves closer inspection. Multitudes of dainty flowers radiate out on flower stalks resembling miniature umbrellas (a design that makes it a member of a group of plants called Umbellifers, meaning, “sunshade-bearers”) and feathery leaves, much loved by Victorian florists, form a soft symmetrical backdrop. Robust stems, hollow inside, lent themselves to being crafted into peashooters and flutes in my childhood, a foolhardy pastime perhaps when you consider Cow Parsley’s close resemblance to its cousin, the highly toxic Hemlock. It must have been pure luck that prevented me from picking the wrong cousin! Country folk of old referred to Cow Parsley as “Mother-Die,” and warned against bringing the plant indoors lest mother did just that, a tradition perhaps designed to prevent any fatal Illustration of Cow Parsley by Sue Appleby mix-ups as far as mother or anyone else was concerned!! One would have expected this member of the Carrot family to have been given a wide berth for fear of misidentification.Yet throughout history, its uses have been wide- ranging.The Celts ate it, Hebridean crofters used it as a sedative and Harris Tweed manufacturers used it to dye their cloth green. It has also been used to treat indigestion, kidney stones and diabetes as well as to repel mosquitoes. Sometimes called Cow Mumble or Gipsy’s Umbrella, perhaps one of its more familiar country names is Queen Anne’s Lace.The story goes that Queen Anne, an asthma sufferer, would leave the confines of Kensington Palace to take the air in the country lanes. As she walked, she believed the drifts of Cow Parsley, which resembled her lace handkerchief, had been planted there just for her benefit! If we just take a moment to stand quietly in the Cow Parsley clad lanes and fully immerse ourselves in the beauty of this quivering sea of white mist, then perhaps we too could be quite convinced that such a display was put there just for us too, to remind us that summer is knocking on our door! Sue Appleby 19

Corpusty School Report: June Hello! We hope you had a very Happy Easter!! Lots of fun events happened in the last month. A group of children had been practicing Maypole Dancing with two of the parents, Lindsey Smith and Haley Skinn.The actual May Day celebrations took place (no surprise) on May 1st.The photo shows a group performing one of a number of dances, including the challenging plait. Fran in year 6 says: ”It’s a really good experience and I really enjoy it.” Everyone seemed to be looking forward to the celebrations. Each individual had the chance to dress up as a May King or May Queen, or a Green Man or Green Woman.The Friends will decorated the playground with spring boughs and blossom. Recently, a Street Dance Club has started in the School Hall after school on a Tuesday. Also, at the same time as the Street dance, a Football Club is being held up at the Village Centre. All is going well so far. George, who goes to the Football club, stated: “It’s good to be coached by Community Sports Foundation.We’re learning new skills and it’s really fun as well.” One thing that has been playing on the Yr 6’s minds is the SATS which took place in the middle of May.This will include at least six different tests, and a few of the pupils will be doing extra Level Six papers too in Reading and Maths. At the end of the Spring Term, some classes have been involved in decorating the corridor with Green Men and wildlife. It looks amazing and really shows the skills some pupils have for art.We have started to add our own poetry to the display.We have some talented poets too! Report by Ellie Feistner and Lottie Waller

Corpusty Village Yard Sale: 16th/17th June There will be a Village Yard Sale on Sat 16th and Sunday 17th June from 10.00am untill 4.00pm. If you wish to join in please contact Emma on 01263 587529 and tell her your address and the day/days you wish to open on your property so the information can be put on the maps - by 10th June please, so the maps are ready in time. The sellers pays to go on the maps (£5 for day or £8 for weekend).The buyers are able to collect a map from the Dukes Head Corpusty on the sale days from 9.45am. All money raised will be shared equally between Corpusty School and Corpusty Youth Club. 20


June Groans I went to see a private detective with a pencil and a piece of very thin paper. I said, “I want you to trace someone for me.” I was in the jungle and there was this monkey with a tin opener. I said, “You don’t need a tin opener to peel a banana.” He said, “You’re right, this is for the custard.” I phoned the local builders today. I said to them “Can I have a skip outside my house?” He said, “I’m not stopping you!” I went to the local video shop and I said, “Can I borrow Batman Forever?” He said, “No, you’ll have to bring it back tomorrow” COTTAGE GARDEN PERENNIALS AT ITTERINGHAM An interesting selection of Perennial plants 22 WOLTERTON ROAD ITTERINGHAM NR11 7AF Telephone 01263 587737 OPEN every FRIDAY and first Saturday in month 4th May to 26th October 10am to 2pm August by appointment only

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Village People We owe an apology to Wickmere’s Victoria Goulty who, on her own initiative, started voluneering with “About With Friends”, a charity for educationally challenged people. We’d wrongly stated last month that it was her Mum doing the good work Congratulations to Anne Humphrey, Heather Monks, and Sue Wylie who have been invited to decorate part of Norwich Cathedral for the Jubilee Celebrations. Some of their floral art has been seen in Saxthorpe’s St Andrew’s church on previous occasions. Wickmere’s Alasdair McKenzie has been suffering the trauma that is University Finals exams - especially traumatic because he’s taking Law. And while he was suffering, his heartless parents, Helen and Scott, were seen out and enjoying themselves at the cinema in Cromer. See Blickling’s Sam Berwick’s apt piece on page 5. Our Vicar, Marion Harrison, had a lovely holiday and in part of it attended her nephew Peter’s wedding which was held on a golf course! After 8 years Stephen Jefford has retired as a Church Warden at Oulton.The parish is extremely grateful for his dedication and hard work on their behalf. Now the parish welcomes a new Warden: Vanessa Perry-Warnes. Congratulations too to Saxthorpe’s Lizet Smith and Kevin Beales who have been elected to the St. Andrew’ Saxthorpe’s Church Council. Margaret Foot and Pam Daniels of Little Barningham managed to give the Editor a quick medical consultation outside the Itteringham shop! Revd Michael Banks of Saxthorpe obviously received an answer to his prayers when playing for Beeston Staff against Old Beestonians. He took a wicket and his team actually won! Edgefield’s Lorna and Ian Ross are very proud grandparents following their grandson, Ross Elsby, gaining an athletics Full Blue at Cambridge and also being made captain of the men’s athletics team. It’s bad luck for new Little Barningham resident Elizabeth Edwards. She has recently successfully moved into Parva Close but unfortunately Ruben, her fluffy ginger cat, has gone on the missing list. If you spot him, please could you give her a call 577596. 23

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