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For South Norfolk and North Suffolk

May 2013 • Issue 35

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CONTENTS

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Local Information 4 Flying a local “Flog It!” Flag 7 Diss & The Man in The Iron Mask 9 New Electrical Retailer In Town

Lifestyle

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Business 36 Business Updates and who exhibiting at Your Local Business Fair 40 Your Local Directory

Local Events 42 What’s On... In May!

COMPETITION WINNERS Ask The Chef - Mrs. P. Brown from Tivetshall. The Spice Cottage - S. Heffer from Mendlesham. The Turkuaz - Mr. K.Douglas from Woodbridge. Harling Memories Book - Mr. Flood from Wattisfield. Jaguar Book - Mrs. J. Powell from Norwich. Waveney Land Rover & 4x4 - Ian Moss from Scole.

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LOCAL INFORMATION | updates

Local Updates Your

South Norfolk & North Suffolk

Diss Council

Flying a local “Flog It!” Flag

News.

Diss in the spotlight.

Diss Town Council’s Highways Committee often receives complaints regarding problems caused by on-street parking in various locations around the town. However if there are no parking restrictions, ie yellow lines, in place no action can be taken by South Norfolk Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers who are now responsible for the enforcement of on-street parking restrictions. Examples of this could be where vehicles are parked on very narrow roads causing hold ups in the flow of traffic or close to junctions. Requests for new parking restrictions are dealt with by Norfolk County Council which has to put in place a legal Traffic Regulation Order before new restrictions become enforceable. This is a lengthy process taking up to two years and costs in the

region of £2,000. The length of time it takes and the cost are the same regardless of however many changes to the existing Traffic Order are required so it makes sense to submit all suggestions for new parking restrictions for Diss in one go. A working group has been set up by the Highways Committee to gather information on the changes needed and they would like to hear from anyone who knows of particular areas which would benefit from the new parking restrictions or indeed the removal of existing yellow lines which are no longer appropriate. Please email: towncouncil@diss.gov.uk or write to the Town Clerk, Diss Town Council, 11 Market Hill Diss IP22 4JZ including as much information as possible about the problem and the location.

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“Flog It!” presenter Paul Martin with TW Gaze Auctioneer and “Flog It!” expert Elizabeth Talbot It was “Lights! Camera! Action!” at the Diss Auction Rooms of TW Gaze on Friday 5th April as the BBC were welcomed back for a return visit from “Flog It!” Presenter Paul Martin is no stranger to the firm; he has brought the popular antiques programme to Diss many times over the last 11 years and makes no secret of enjoying these trips to East Anglia. Ickworth House at Bury St Edmund’s had hosted the “Flog It!” valuation day three weeks earlier and members of the public had taken along treasures and prized possessions for assessment with the possibility of being chosen for inclusion in the filming and subsequent auction. The BBC reported a very strong attendance in terms of numbers of people and

a good selection of interesting and high-quality items shown to the valuers. Five programmes were filmed for the new series and three experts were involved, namely Philip Serrell, Adam Partridge and Will Axon. They were on hand to host the participants at the auction and share the thrills and spills of watching their items being offered for sale. TW Gaze’s own “Flog It!” expert Elizabeth Talbot was on the rostrum as auctioneer and she sold to a large audience of excited bidders, “Flog It!” enthusiasts and Paul Martin fans. Speaking after the event Elizabeth said, “We provided some lively, animated television; I can report some very happy vendors, but I mustn’t spoil your viewing of the programmes by saying more. Suffice to say, it was an extremely enjoyable day - as always.” Transmission dates have not been published by the BBC yet, but they will be made known at the Auction Rooms and on the TW Gaze facebook page as soon as they are scheduled.


LOCAL INFORMATION | updates

Welcome to the 2013 Diss Carnival

A Celebration and a Thank-You

A fun day for all the family.

90 Years of Serving and caring for Ex-Service and Serving Members of the Armed Forces in Diss & District.

Carnival Day is Sunday 16th June so make a note in your diaries to keep this date free! The entertainment commences with the Hoxon Hundred Morris dancers plus friends who will be giving performances in the Market Place and Meres Mouth from 11.30am. The procession through the town will be at 1pm and this year will be led, following their success last year, by the Glenmoriston Pipe Band. The theme for this year's procession is 'Moments in History' which could be recent events such as the Olympics 2012 or back to the 10th/11th century or even further!! It is hoped that this theme will encourage even more groups to take part so prove us right by entering a float, walking group or even vehicles As usual the Fun Day starts at 2pm at Diss Town Football Club in Brewers Green Lane. The afternoon entertainment includes the 100 Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Section from USAF base at Mildenhall also the return of the popular Climbing Wall, Bungey Trampolines, Combat Paintball and new for this year will include Zoo-tastic,

Craft Marquee, Creation Station and Imps. Especially for the children Bazza Bizarre will again be performing circus tricks and there will be children's rides and displays. We have a variety of stalls provided by local clubs and societies and there will be plenty of refreshments available including a BBQ, Hog roast and vegetarian option Park Radio have agreed to support us again this year and live on stage will be Zoom, Captain Kirks Mandolin and Little Red Kings. We have retained the entrance charges of adults £3 and children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult. The costs for such a large event are considerable and average £5,000+ per year and although the entrance fees contribute towards this cost we rely very much on the support of the community and businesses to make the Carnival the success that it has been for the last 5 years. This will be our 6th Diss Carnival and with the theme we have chosen and a wider range of entertainment we hope it will prove to be the best yet, so come along on 16th June and enjoy a great family day out!! Application forms for stalls and procession are available from our website www.diss-carnival. co.uk or email doreencollins@ btinternet.com If you have any other queries please email or tel 01379 642018.

On our 90th a n n i v e r s a r y, we'd like to warmly thank all who have helped in our work, including the Members of the Cadet Forces who kindly help with our Poppy Appeals. In the Branch, membership is falling and we NEED younger members.

Members are not required to have served in the Forces but must embrace the concepts of the RBL and be supportive of the RBL Branch. In May 2013 we are holding a ‘Branch Members and Supporters Lunch’ at the Park Hotel. Coming later in the year are: Celebrate Armed Forces Day - 29th May, BBQ - 13th July, Car Boot Sale - August and the A.G.M. in October 2013.

New chief inspector heads-up South Norfolk A new Chief Inspector has been appointed for South Norfolk. Ch Insp Stuart Armes now leads the district overseeing the Diss, Harleston, Long Stratton, Poringland, Loddon, Wymondham, Hethersett and Mulbarton, and Costessey safer neighbourhood teams. He brings 26 years of policing experience to the job. Ch Insp Armes Chief inspector said: "I’m looking forward to building on the Stuart Armes previous good work in the district with the ultimate aim of reducing crime and anti-social behaviour even further."

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LOCAL INFORMATION | updates

Catwalk Fundraiser

New Eccles Hall School Fun Day

By Diss WI and M&Co.

12th of May at 10am till 2pm.

The Spring Fashion Show organised by DISS W.I. in conjunction with M & Co. was a great success. The Corn Hall was filled to capacity and the audience joined in with enthusiasm enjoying the excellent and entertaining commentary and the eye catching display of lovely clothes displayed by models from 8 years old to over 80 years old. In the interval free refreshments were provided and a beautifully displayed table of craft items were available for sale. The Macular Eye Society, the chosen charity was represented with information available from members who

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are unfortunately affected by this problem. Before the show resumed colourful and exciting musical and dance entertainment filled the stage with the LK School of Dance giving a wonderful exhibition of their talents. The final part of the evening was the eagerly anticipated Prize Draw. Over 56 prizes had been donated by businesses and organisations from Diss for which we are very grateful. Thanks to all those that helped and contributed to make it possible for Diss W.I. to achieve our goal and raise a substantial sum for the local Macular Eye Society.

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We are holding a fun day to raise money for our school charity project to Paraguay. There, we will be working with the street children and hope to build them a safe play area. As this is a charity project we are trying to get as much coverage as possible. We have to raise £30,000 for this project to work

& currently have £22,000 so still some way to go. If you have any questions or want to talk then please feel free to call me on 07545 767082 or email at either Kendallcake@hotmail. co.uk or i.sippitt@neweccleshall. com or contact The New Eccles Hall School on 01953 887217 www.neweccleshall.com

Jesus Christ Superstar By Redgrave Church Heritage Trust. Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, first staged on Broadway in 1971. The musical is based loosely on the Gospel’s account of the last week of Jesus’ life, beginning with his triumphant arrival in Jerusalem and ending with his crucifixion, largely following the form of a traditional passion play.

Redgrave Church Heritage Trust is proud and privileged to have been granted a licence, by kind permission of The Really Useful Group, to perform this masterpiece of musical theatre in the beautiful 14th Century Church of St. Mary’s, Redgrave. Although an amateur Church production, we boast an enthusiastic and talented cast of 55 drawn from the local community of actors and singers, with a stirring score played by a live orchestra. By turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar is a dramatisation full of thought provoking edge and explosive theatricals, bringing Christ’s final days to the stage in the greatest story ever told. Performances are May 15th18th at 7.30pm – doors open at 7 pm. Free parking, refreshments, bar. Tickets are available at £15.00 online from www. ticketsource.co.uk/redgravechurch, booking and information from M. Hayward 01379 898726.


LOCAL INFORMATION | updates

Diss & The Man in The Iron Mask

Drawing up and drawing in

An intriguing tale.

At St. Mary's Church, Diss.

A recent enquiry to the museum has brought up an intriguing l o c a l connection with a romantic 18th century tale. Alexandre Dumas based his story The Man in the Iron Mask on a mysterious prisoner in the Bastille prison. Dumas made the prisoner the king’s brother; but historians think that he may have been Count Ercole Mattholi who was imprisoned for reneging on a political deal. In the early 19th century the Diss parish clerk was an Italian called Michael Mattholi. How and why he came here we do not know. But descendant Mark Praeger says that his great grandmother Harriott Hannah Mattholi said that the family had lands and servants in Italy that were taken away from them. He suspects that Michael fled as a political refugee. He was clearly an educated man at a time when most people could not write their own name let alone converse in a different language.

Coming also from a Catholic country he must have had particular talents to be accepted in the post of parish clerk. The Manning rectors obviously recognised an exceptional person. Mattholi was born in Italy about 1770 and died in Roydon in 1859. In 1830 he was a witness at his daughter Matilda’s wedding to Samuel Harper. His son, Michael Mattholi, carpenter, who was married to Jane (nee Frost or Foster) had a string of children: Michael Richard (1832), Edward (1835), Mary Maria (1836), Elizabeth (1839), Henry Mark (1842), Margaret Maria (1844), Frederick (1845), George (1847). Considering that there were several male Mattholis born at that time, it is surprising that the name is not mentioned in any 19th century directories. But they named only the professional classes. Sons of carpenters would not have qualified, unless they had gone up in the world. We have not yet looked at the census returns; but the family could well be mentioned and may have been here into the 20th century. Basil Abbott, Diss Museum.

A few weeks ago I saw parked in the town a white van with the words 'Charlie the chimney sweep' and as the phone number was not a local one I guess he was a busy man as there seems to be so many chimney fires in this county. When I was very young I looked forward to the sweep coming, not that my folks did as it was a very dirty job he had to do but I did look forward to seeing the brush poking out of the chimney pot. My grandmother who lived with us spent every morning in the winter months on her knees cleaning the ash out of the grate and hearth then building a new fire with coal, wood, twists of paper and fire lighters ready to be lit at 4pm whatever the weather, meanwhile a paraffin stove would sort of warm another room. Come the time for lighting and if the coal was a little damp a gadget in the fire place called 'a damper' would be pulled out which increased the air flow up the chimney and if that didn't work a large sheet of local newspaper would be held over the whole fireplace

which often resulted in a flame shooting out and catching the paper alight which quickly had to be put on the fire. That rather dangerous practice made the fire draw up and once the only room in the house was warm it would draw the family in for a cosy evening listening to the wireless. Now in complete contrast St. Mary's church in Diss has the ability to draw people up to read our notice boards and draw people in if they want to attend an event which may interest them. Whilst I'm still waiting to be told of any other summer concerts I will be concentrating on the two major events - the summer fete in July, full information in the June magazine and of course 'The Big Sing' in August. Both these popular occasions hopefully will draw many people up and into the church. That's what we strive to do for the whole community, the church working for the people at large. Gerry Hosking.

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LOCAL INFORMATION | updates

May will be a month of firsts...

Changes to set the Park alive

At the Red Feather Club in Horham.

On Saturday June 15th.

With the rescheduled premiere of a documentary and a re-enactors weekend. The home of the 95th Bomb Group Heritage Association and the official UK museum of the 95th Bomb Group in the UK is holding a 1940s Weekend on Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th. New at the Red Feather Club, Liberation 44 and Ranger reenactment groups present a full military camp display and reenactments of air force personnel. There will also be military vehicles and stalls and the Red Feather Club museum will be open. There is no admission fee. During the weekend (10am-4pm both days). On Saturday May 18th there will also be a 40s dance from 7pm until late with four DJs – Texas Tommy, Django Man, Short Back and Sides and & AV8 plus special guest singers Jodie Topsy Harris and Jade Grand - For dance tickets,

£8 per person. On Wednesday May 15th 2013 On the Wings of a Mighty Fortress, a documentary telling the story of 95th Bomb Group crew of “Easy Going”, will get its rescheduled UK premiere. Members £3, non members £4, starting at 7.30pm There is also a quiz night on Saturday May 4th, at 7.30pm, admission is £5 per person including food, contact John Kirkum (01379 384559). Open days are on the last Sunday of every month from April to October. The Red Feather Club, Horham, Suffolk, is four miles south-east of Eye off the B1117 (IP21 5DG). Tel (for public enquiries): 01728 860930 (James Mutton, chairman of the 95th Bomb Group Heritage Association); Email (for public enquiries): jamesmutton@ suffolkonline.net; Website: www.95thbg-horham.com.

~ COMPETITION ~ Feed your child’s imagination with a great book.

We’ve teamed up with Bressingham Primary School to recommend a good read. Their pupils suggest award winning author Julia Donaldson for younger children. Favourites are ‘Room on the Broom’ and ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’. Any Horrid Henry title by Francesca Simon is a popular choice for older primary school children who are fascinated by this lovable rogue. With more appeal to girls is the Rainbow Magic series by Daisy Meadows whose sparkling fairy adventures will delight.

Books to be won! Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson To win, answer the following question: Who wrote The Gruffalo? Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon To win, answer the following question: In the Horrid Henry series are there more than, or less than, 10 books? Name

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Address Please send with your name and address to 'Book Competition', Your Local Magazine, 3 Hales Yard, Diss, IP22 4AF by 20th May to be in with a chance of winning. Usual Circuit Media competition rules apply.

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For some years, one of the highlights of the summer in Diss has been the annual “Proms in the Park” concert organised by the Diss Rotary Club when the spirit of the Albert Hall, with flag waving and “Land of Hope and Glory”, has been brought to a June evening by the Mere. This year, the Rotary Club has decided to ring the changes to the regular format in order to appeal to a wider audience. “We felt that the evening needed a little freshening up so as not to be too predictable,” said Rotary Club President Keith Day. So, although it will retain its usual spot as part of the Diss Carnival weekend, the event now comes with a new name and an earlier starting time. The new name is “Park Alive” and the evening starts at 5:45pm with a half-hour session by Park Radio and DJ Chris Moyes,

who will also be the compere for the evening. This will be followed by two sessions by the South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band with the crowning of the Carnival King and Queen between. The show then moves on with two sets by the popular local choir, Discord, which sandwich a performance by Captain Kirk and his Mandolins. The evening then closes with a further set from Park Radio. The whole evening is, as usual, free of charge but the Rotary Club will be selling tickets for the prize draw in the weeks before the event and there will be a retiring bucket collection. Refreshments are available on site. Profits from the event will be going to the East Anglian Children’s Hospice and the Rotary Foundation. So put the date, Saturday 15th June, in your diary and please pray for a warm, dry evening.


LOCAL INFORMATION | updates

New electrical retailer in town Visit A. W. Myhill for great prices and customer service.

James Macleod, Anna Lancaster, and Steve Eldred On April 15th, Diss welcomed a new electrical retailer to the town. A.W. Myhill opened on the former site of Taylor Electrical, just opposite Morrisons. A. W. Myhill and Son was established in 1928. Over the years, the business grew from strength to strength and became an established independent electrical retailer. They then joined the Euronics buying group which enabled them to become very competitive in an ever-growing market. Being part of such a large buying group allowed Myhills to buy at competitive prices whilst still being able to keep its independent status which is what keeps the business different from the major retailers.

In 2009 the company underwent a management buy out. The owners retired leaving Anna Lancaster, Steve Eldred and James Macleod owning and running the business. At the time the business was not in the best position but with a lot of hard work and very good staff Myhills has turned itself around and become successful. They pride themselves on their fantastic customer service and still being part of the Euronics buying group are able to offer very competitive prices coupled with a great delivery, installation and after-sales service.They also have a very good white goods service department with an engineer who has worked for the company for over 35years. 'This year the opportunity arose for us to add a second branch in Diss,' says Anna Lancaster. 'It was something we'd always

wanted to do and when this prime position on Victoria Road became available we jumped at the chance.' Myhills stock a wide range of TVs, DVD players, ovens, washing machines, tumble dryers, fridges, freezers and smaller items such as toasters and irons. They also sell sundry items such as bulbs, batteries and extension leads. Open from Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 5pm, pop in for a browse or to get some friendly advice. In an industry that has seen a lot of electrical retailers close it

is nice to see an independent retailer looking forward to new success. A.W. Myhill are also the main sponsor of Park Alive 2013. For more information log onto www.awmyhill.com or call 01379 644078.

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LOCAL LIFESTYLE | collectors

Collectors & Enthusiasts Your Local

Collecting Curiosities’ is a curious thing!!!

I am attraction to silver objects especially those that have a purpose. The Victorian and Edwardian eras were the prestigious golden ages for the manufacture of these items, often duel purposed both decorative and practical - encapsulated in the form of cases, vinaigrettes, vestas and the myriad of chain accoutrements. Often the objects are made to the highest of workmanship to demonstrate their abilities as Silversmiths’. This coupled with the vibrant colours within the elaborate enamelling intensifies t h e desirability of the individual items as well

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as the practicability. The origins of enamelling silver can be traced back to ancient Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Byzantine and Chinese cultures.The accoutrements come in many forms from job related tools - whistles, knives, cutters, pencils and novelties (champagne twiddles & tooth picks) to decorative fobs to accentuate the watch chain. Vesta cases (matchstick holders to you and me!!) cigarette boxes and card cases are often very desirable and command the best prices. The collectability is often intertwined with the specific collects needs, sporting memorabilia and famous personalities from the vintage era are always popular, along with the plethora of animals that can be found donning the enamelled fronts. Ladies Compacts are always sought after with their flamboyant engine turned colours that are almost translucent, they always make a wonderful ladies gift as the practicality still appeals in the modern market. A favourite unique item is superb quality silver box hallmarked Sheffield (L)

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representing the date later for 1953 commissioned made by the prolific silversmiths Walker & Hall as a good wishes present from a rival Greyhound trainer the famous Lesley Reynolds to the trainer Paddy McElroy who won the 1953 Coronation greyhound Derby with “Daws Dancer”. The commerciality of Gentlemen’s’ card cases depicting scantily clad ladies more commonly referred to as Gibson Girls (the principle models were Camille Clifford & Viscountess Lady Nancy Astor) are another favourite in the collectors market. Card Cases and compacts generate good money when in pristine condition. However if you are starting a collection as with anything remember that damage devalues the cost considerably as the

cost to repair broken enamelling is often greater than the objects final value… Another favourite is a fully hallmarked silver cigarette case made in Birmingham and shows an immaculate enamel portrait of Queen Victoria’s jockey Freddie Archer who had notorious fame during the era, a somewhat Frankie Dettori of his generation. I recently reluctantly sold a silver and enamel card case depicting Winston Churchill that I had a fond attachment to, but it went to a good home!!

We need you! Are you a collector? Then we would like to hear from you! We need people to write about their collections in the magazine. Whatever you collect, we want to know; you can even write it anonymously if you like. Please ring 01379 642044, email gary@yourlocalmagzine.net or write to us at 3 Hales Yard, Diss, IP22 4AF.


LOCAL LIFESTYLE | diss and district cricket club

Diss & District Your Local

Cricket Club 150 - Not out! For Diss Cricket Club.

It's hard to think of anything more British than cricket. And in Diss we're lucky to have an incredibly successful cricket team right in the heart of our town. This year Diss Cricket Club just like two other British success stories, the London Underground

Diss First Team

and the Football Association - is celebrating its 150th anniversary. As the most senior team in the area, the Club's first team plays in the highest level of county cricket, the Norfolk Alliance Premier League. They also field a second and third adult team to enable players of all abilities to play and enjoy the game. 'Having three teams of different levels enables us to really bring on the younger players and give them experience in senior cricket,' says Chairman Martin Fairweather. In

fact, youth Cricket is incredibly important at Diss Cricket Club. 'With fewer schools teaching cricket skills, it's up to clubs like us to keep the game alive and thriving,' says Martin Fairweather. So much so that Diss Cricket Club has arranged to send fully-qualified coaches into local primary schools to coach cricket skills. And Diss Cricket Club itself really is the perfect place for both boys and girls to learn the sport. The English Cricket Board has awarded the club prestigious Clubmark Status which means it's an ECB accredited safe and

welcoming environment offering high quality coaching for young people. With three mixed teams - under 11s, under 13s, and under 15s - there's plenty of opportunities for local children and teenagers of all ages to get involved. 'We warmly invite local boys and girls over the age of 8 along to the club,' says Martin Fairweather. 'We hold coaching sessions on a Friday night throughout the summer from 6-7.30pm and

Home League Fixtures at Rectory Meadow, Diss MAY 4th May 11th May 18th May 25th May

DISS TEAM Diss ‘A’ XI Diss 1st XI Diss ‘A’ XI Diss 1st XI

OPPONENTS Bradfield ‘A’ Sprowston Topcroft ‘A’ Stow

JUNE 1st June 8th June 15th June 22nd June 29th June

Diss ‘A’ XI Diss ‘A’ XI Diss 1st XI Diss ‘A’ XI Diss 1st XI

Old Catton Saxlingham ‘A’ Old Buckenham Beccles ‘A’ North Runcton

JULY 6th July 13th July 20th July 27th July

Diss ‘B’ XI Diss ‘A’ XI Diss 1st XI Diss ‘A’ XI

Hethersett & Tas Valley C Bradenham ‘A’ Norwich Lowestoft ‘A’

AUGUST 3rd August 10th August 17th August 24th August 31st August

Diss 1st XI Diss ‘A’ XI Diss 1st XI Diss 1st XI Diss ‘A’ XI

Downham Town Saxlingham ‘A’ Cromer Vauxhall Mallards ‘A’ Dereham ‘A’

SEPTEMBER 7th September

Diss 1st XI

Fakenham

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LOCAL LIFESTYLE | diss and district cricket club everyone is welcome. You don't even need your own equipment as we can provide it for you We often hold BBQs afterwards and parents are welcome to come along and even enjoy a relaxing drink from the bar. We are also proud of the fact that most of our Senior players have progressed through our Junior Coaching as Children, with many going on to play County Cricket for either Norfolk

Diss Under 17 Cricket Team

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or Suffolk. 'Any adults wanting to play are also very welcome as we field teams at three levels, there is always space to fit new players in somewhere and they would be very welcome,' says Martin Fairweather. 'If they cannot play on a Saturday there are also Sunday friendlies to play in.' Also welcome are any members of the public who would like to come and support their local team. 2013 sees the Club really moving forward and developing their already impressive facilities further. Recently, they fundraised to buy a tractor and gang mowers to cut their own outfield. Plans are also afoot to raise money to install new state-of-the-art practise nets. To celebrate their 150th anniversary they will be holding various events culminating in a party at the club over the August Bank Holiday weekend with all players, past and present, invited to join in the festivities. As the cricket season

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Diss Cricket Club Chairman receiving the Clubmark award starts, Diss Cricket Club are urging local people to get behind them. 'We'd love local people to come down and support us while enjoying watching a good game of cricket,' says Martin Fairweather. 'We play every Saturday on Rectory Meadow between 1pm and 7pm. You can even get a pint of beer or a cup of tea from the bar! We really want the people of Diss to be proud of their cricket club - there really is a summer sporting success story going on right under their noses!'

For more information log onto www.disscricketclub.co.uk or call Martin Fairweather on 07836 627141.

Diss Under 13 Cricket Team


LOCAL LIFESTYLE | diss and district cricket club 1st Team Fixtures - Alliance Premier MAY OPPONENTS 4th Norwich 11th Sprowston 18th Downham Town 25th Stow

Above: Diss A Cricket Team | Below: Diss B Cricket Team

H / A MATCH TYPE A League H League A League H League

JUNE 1st Cromer A 8th Vauxhall Mallards 'A' A 15th Old Buckenham H 22nd Fakenham A 29th North Runcton H

League League League League League

JULY 6th Free Week 13th A&B Wanderers A 20th Norwich H 27th Sprowston A

League League League

AUGUST 3rd Downham Town H 10th Stow A 17th Cromer H 24th Vauxhall Mallards 'A' H 31st Old Buckenham A

League League League League League

SEPTEMBER 7th Fakenham H League 14th North Runcton A League

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LOCAL LIFESTYLE | events: out and about

Events Out & About Your Local

Journey Through The Ages A show for everyone!

With an interesting selection of traders and exhibitors, there will be plenty to see and do at ‘Journey Through The Ages’ this June. Why not browse our country market where High Flyers will be selling a range of Joules and Musto clothing, or maybe pick up some flowers or vintage accessories for the home and garden from the many other exhibitors. Don’t forget to stop by the authentic market and watch Woodland Sticks and Bócan Crafts demonstrate their skills as they craft their products which you may purchase. The RSPB and Suffolk

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Wildlife Trust will be offering family activities for you and the children to get involved with too along with charities including the East Anglian Air Ambulance. The craft pavilion also offers a great selection of crafts and accessories such as intriguing gift boxes, purses, handbags, homemade cards, and jewellery – some hand crafted, some retro, some vintage which will suit adults and children. Beside the main arena, will be the ‘Journey’ side of the show exhibiting vintage and classic vehicles from a Morris Minor to an Aston Martin DB7, a 1944 Willys Jeep and a 1939 Staff Car to the new Galloway Coach designed to commemorate the WW1 Centenary. “Faith” Wallis &

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Steevens Expansion Engine along with a Robey Showman’s Tractor that have all been restored to all their former glory. ‘Little Rovers’ will also be offering young adventurers the opportunity to drive ‘off-road’ in scaled Land Rovers! Be sure to open your mind and travel back in time when strolling through the living history encampments and meet the Vikings of Clan Wulfhar and The Bifrost Guard and the Anglo Saxon’s from West Stow. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the Knight Crusaders, English Civil War and WW2 re-enactors who will also be at the show. The main arena will host a variety of displays including exhibitors showcasing their vintage tractors, steam engines and vehicles as well as a battle between the rival Clan’s Clan Wulfhar and The Bifrost guard. A jumping agility course and a pet show will also be set up by Mid Suffolk Dog Handlers so you can enter your dog and discover or improve their talents. Throughout the day, there will also be chance for you and your dog to have a go at the ‘Flyball’ run and visit Pet Pals who will be selling a range of accessories. If by now you are in need of some food, do not worry, there is a variety of options with a hog roast supplied by Reade Caterers Ltd, The Curry Cart and South African food. You could visit the Rustic Kitchen in the beer tent which will serve locally sourced seasonal dishes and a BBQ. The Rustic Bar is in

keeping with the vintage theme with traditional wooden barrels, hops, barley sheaves as well as containing equipment used in the brewing industry. The bar will entice the alternative drinker giving them the opportunity to sample a variety of refreshments that include local, traditional, real ales and ciders as well as draught lager, wines, spirits and soft drinks for you to enjoy whilst soaking up the atmosphere. As for something sweet, Candy Carnival will be selling real fudge and Really Good Sweets will offer a variety of confectionary treats. Look out for Gallery Slave’s Tricycles selling ice creams too. For those small and big kids, ‘All the fun of the fair’ is to be had in our Victorian styled fairground with hooplas to have a go and win prizes in, Starmar’s Vintage Chairoplanes and Martin Loades Galloping Horses as well as juvenile rides. Don’t be amazed to see our 1920’s paparazzi photographer who will be taking pictures throughout the day for the website and if you are having a good time, be sure to show us! Shaun Scott Photography will also be doing onsite photo shoots and printing! There really will be something for everyone at this new and exciting event.


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Fun in the forest! Paintball for all the family.

Journey Through The Ages - Vintage Rally & Country Fair. Your Local Magazine are offering four lucky winners the chance to win a 'Family Ticket' to the Journey Through The Ages - Vintage Rally & Country Fair on the 15th & 16th June at Goodrich Park, Palgrave, Suffolk IP22 1BA. Simply answer the following question...

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From two venues in Thetford Forest, Combat Paintball have been offering fun exciting days out in the Forest for over a decade. Priding themselves in designing 'Film Set' feel game zones they now have a Helicopter, Tank Zone, Towers and most recently a floodlit 'Zombie Zone' complete with a full size church. You may presume that this activity is only for Rambo wannabe's but this could not be further from the truth, due to using new 'Low Impact' Paintballs players from 8+ can also enjoy the experience. Director James Lambert said "We are very keen to encourage more

and more younger players and people who were previously scared Paintball would hurt. Now with the new Technology that we have imported from America our new 'Low Impact' paintballs give 60% less impact than regular Paintballs so we now have the whole family coming for the experience " Coming in April 2013 Combat Paintball have now added 'Mini Tank' driving. Mini Tanks drive like the real thing and as well as getting to drive these amazing 'Tiger Tanks' you also get to shoot your mates whilst they drive! James Lambert Combat Paintball Ltd www.combatpaintball.com Tel: 07802 493885.

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If you go down to the woods today... You'll have a great day at BeWILDerwood - the Curious Treehouse Adventure...

Situated in Hoveton, just 8 miles from Norwich, BeWILDerwood is a magical forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. This awardwinning attraction is awash with treehouses, zip wires, slides, jungle bridges, boat trips and even magical creatures! We visited BeWILDerwood on a sunny but cold April day with five children (aged 11, 9, 4, 4 and 2). Right from the start, the place seemed truly magical as we climbed aboard the boat that would transport us through the Dismal Dyke and onto the Sccaaaaary Lake. The kids loved spotting Mildred the Crocklebog who greeted us with a great

spout of water. We also heard all about the Boggles and Twiggles who live in Bewilderwood and us adults were told that we are allowed on everything inside - hooray we got to be kids again for the day! After disembarking we headed up into the forest where the children got increasingly more excited at the treehouses, bridges and zip wires that greeted us. Each section had a wide range of things for children of each age range to experience. The Wobbly Wires section was fantastic with zip wires and swings for all ages. We then moved on to BeWilderville - a village built up in the trees with bridges to cross and even a Wood Witch to spot. The Mudlde Maze had us all in stitches as those who'd already found their way to the centre watched from above as the rest of us tried to work out which way to go. The Slippery Slopes section was fantastic fun as

we all took the plunge and slid down the slides - even the littlest one! Toddlerwood on the Hill was perfect for the youngest three and even had its own mini zip wire with a seat to keep the mini-adventurers safe. As it was Easter Holidays when we went, all five children had a great time making Easter bonnets with some of the BeWILDerwood staff and they also loved the story-telling show where they dressed up and joined in with the BeWILDewood cast of characters. The Tricky Tunnels area was a big favourite with all ages with its tunnels, rope bridges and seesaw.

We also loved making our own den in the den-building area, although the Dads loved it the most! Dotted across BeWILDerwood are a series of cafes that served high-quality, reasonably-priced food - despite the weather, the ice creams were a big hit! There is also a fantastic shop stocking a wide range of magical items for all budgets. It's fair to say BeWILDerwood was a big hit all-round with us. As we drove out of the car park, my 4-year-old asked when we were coming back! 'As soon as possible,' I replied. And I meant it!

A Night on the Tiles Old Buckenham Players. Old Buckenham Players have produced a play to evoke sadness and sympathy, humour and happiness and a trip down memory lane as they perform Frank Vickery’s perceptive, entertaining and comical play, A Night on the Tiles. Set in 1964, with a soundtrack to match, Gareth and Shirley’s wedding day gets off to a stuttering start, as Gareth, egged on by his cocky brother Kenneth, has a poststag night hangover so bad he can hardly speak. The bride is three months pregnant and Grandad

is confused as to who is marrying who. Things get complicated when it appears that both brothers have been ‘intimate’ with the bride. Exactly who is the father and how much gin can Grandad put away on the sly? This is a production to leave you with a smile on your face and a tug on your heartstrings. Old Buckenham Village Hall on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2013. Tickets at £7 available from Old Buckenham Stores, Nuts 'n' Bolts in Attleborough or call 01953 861336.

Three one act plays From the Garboldisham Amateur Dramatic Society. For your entertainment on the 17th and 18th of May 2013 are the 3 winning plays from The Second Norfolk One Act Playwriting Competition incorporating the Mary Feakes Challenge Trophy. - Last Train to Kings Lynn by Steve Harper. - Prime Minister’s Question Time by Gretel Hallett. - In Twelve Words or Les by Barbara Nicola

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Where else can you be transported back to the 1940’s, join a quiz with a prime minister and learn more about a film star than any paparazzi, for only £6? Performances commence at 7pm at The Garboldisham Village Hall. Tickets are available from Gloria-Jean Bamber telephone number 01953 688157 or Dorothy Ingham telephone number 01953 681426.


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Focus On Pets Your Local

Wrinkles Galore!

Dogs Trust Snetterton rehoming appeal. Shar Pei’s shot to fame in Britain after Garnier featured the breed in an advertising campaign where a wrinkly puppy starred alongside a blonde haired model to promote the company’s anti-aging cream. Two year old Shar Pei, Morgan, may not have appeared on television but staff at Dogs Trust Snetterton believe she is just as big of a star as her crinkly celebrity cousin. Says Kate Brewster, Dogs Trust Snetterton Supporter Relations Officer: “Morgan is a real sweetie who was handed in to the centre through no fault of her

own. Recently recovering from an operation on her ears Morgan has been the model patient, and remained a joy to look after. “Typical of her breed Morgan is prone to some skin problems, however these will be easy enough for her new owners to keep on top of with the right diet and care. Beautiful through and through, once settled in to her new home Morgan will be a very loving and loyal companion.” If you think you could offer Morgan a fresh start please call Dogs Trust Snetterton on 01953 498 377 or visit www.dogstrust.org. uk to find out more.

Love your pet? Then trust Oakwood Veterinary Group to care for them. Oakwood Veterinary Group has been treating pets in and around Harleston and Eye for many years and the practice is very much a part of the local community. Since moving to Oakwood House on the Harleston Industrial Estate in the early 1990s, we have continued to evolve with the changing trends and modern developments in veterinary medicine, whilst

maintaining a personal service for all our clients. Continuity of care is very important to us so, where possible, we make sure that clients get to see the same vet at each visit. We provide our own outof-hours cover to ensure you will always be attended by a veterinary surgeon from this practice at this practice. Call on 01379 852146 or visit www.oakwoodvets.co.uk

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LOCAL LIFESTYLE | health and wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing Your Local

New late-night Pharmacy for Diss And it's open Sundays too!

A new pharmacy has opened on Mount Street, Diss. Hado Pharmacy - just opposite the doctor's surgery - is open seven days a week. 'As we are so close to the surgery you can just leave your car in the car park and nip across to us for your prescriptions,' says Pharmacist Chidi Egeolu. 'There's no need to walk down into the town or worry about re-parking your car. The best part is you can collect and dispense your prescriptions, both NHS and private, in Hado Pharmacy. It doesn't matter if you are living in Diss or in the surrounding area - you collect your medicines within five minutes. WE WILL NOT FAIL.' The team at Hado Pharmacy prides itself on good customer service. 'We go out of our way to make things as easy as possible for our customers,' says Chidi. 'We are open late at night and early in the morning so you can get help, advice or prescriptions at a time that suits you. There is always a pharmacist here during opening hours. We run a free collection and delivery service within and around Diss. If you are unable to come in to the pharmacy, we will collect your prescriptions from the doctors and deliver your medications to you at home.' Hado also works closely with care homes and nursing homes by receiving faxed prescriptions and delivering drugs on a regular basis.

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We dispense and package the monitored dosage system monthly and we blister and pack according to the homes' specifications and requirements and deliver them promptly,' says Chidi. 'We listen to them because we have a heart for our clients.' As well as dispensing prescriptions and selling other items such as over the counter medicines, toiletries, baby food, consumables and energy drinks, Hado Pharmacy also has a consulting room to enable people to speak privately with the pharmacist. 'We are highly-trained, friendly professionals and want to make people feel welcome,' says Chidi. Alongside its other services Hado Pharmacy also offers free blood pressure monitoring, travel medication and advice and gives 'stop smoking' advice. They also collect your unwanted medicines for disposal. 'You don't have to travel far to get your medications, you don't have to wait for tomorrow to go to your nearest pharmacy,' says Chidi. 'Hado Pharmacy is here to help. We are always happy to see you.' Hado Pharmacy - with a HEART for you!!! *Hado Pharmacy is open Monday to Friday 7am-11pm, Saturday 7am -9pm and Sunday from 11am-5pm. Fore more information log onto www.hadopharmacy.co.uk or call 01379 644001.


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I don’t eat much but I am still overweight!? Why? Hypoglycaemia is the name given to a condition where blood sugar levels are lower than normal and this happens when we leave it too long before we eat or don’t eat enough to supply our body with enough calories to function. Therefore when our blood sugar is low and the body needs energy, it

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signals the adrenal glands to release Cortisol. Cortisol stimulates the liver to convert glycogen (a stored carbohydrate), fats, carbohydrates, proteins into blood glucose (sugar) to raise this level and keep us functioning. If you go prolonged periods without food regularly

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your body is releasing Cortisol to maintain glucose levels in the blood, while insulin helps usher glucose into our cells. If Cortisol and insulin remain high in the blood and the extra glucose isn’t needed for energy it will be stored in the form of fat - primarily abdominal fat cells. High levels or Cortisol is associated with the following: • Increased appetite and food cravings; • Increased body fat; • Decreased muscle mass; • Decreased bone density; • Increased anxiety; • Increased depression; • Mood swings (anger and irritability) • Reduced libido (sex drive); • Impaired immune response; • Memory and learning impairment; • Increased symptoms of premenstrual syndrome;

• Increased menopausal sideeffects (hot flashes, night sweats). So the best way to lose weight is to eat little and often to prevent our blood sugar levels dropping too low and to also prevent high levels of Cortisol within our blood stream. Other ways to control blood sugar levels are to eat foods low on the glycaemic index, take regular exercise, reduce your stress levels and stay away from sugary foods & drinks and other caffeinated drinks. Come to Fit Club and get a free nutritional programme to lose weight and get your body working with you instead of against you. Start a new exercise regime based around your ability level and benefit your health as well as losing that stubborn fat.


LOCAL LIFESTYLE | diss chiropody and podiatry clinic

Diss Chiropody & Podiatry Clinic 20 Years of helping you put your best foot forward... Your questions answered by William Hutchings. In April this year Diss Chiropody/ Podiatry Clinic celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Based at 1 Roydon Road, Diss, behind the Crown Pub, the Clinic specialises in the treatment of all common foot complaints as well as investigating and treating foot pain. Your Local Magazine spoke to Chiropodist and Podiatrist William Hutchings... Q. Please describe the services you offer? A. We diagnose and treat the majority of common foot complaints such as ingrown toenails, veruccae, hard skin, corns, foot odour problems, fungal nail infections, painful heels (plantar facilitis) and foot/leg pain (insole therapy). We are able to perform minor surgery under local anaesthetic at the clinic e.g ingrown toenail correction and can also treat soft tissue injuries such as strains and sprains with low level laser and strapping. We also work with people with minor ulcerations on their feet and diabetic related problems.   We also perform diabetic checks and doppler assessments of the feet and lower legs. You'd be surprised how many people are walking around with problems and they don't know it - on some occasions the feet are where they present first.

Q. How has footcare changed over the years? A. I think the two areas where it has changed quite significantly are firstly, when I started there were non-regulated Chiropodists and Podiatrists and regulated ones (State Registered). Since 2006 both the terms Chiropodist and Podiatrist are protected by law – as in you can’t call yourself one if you haven’t registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). This was set up to protect the general public from people who weren’t trained. Now the nonregulated call themselves foot care professionals. Secondly, there is a far more proactive approach to treatment,

in particular wound healing and prevention of amputations to people with conditions were the circulation is affected ie diabetics and circulatory hindered based conditions. This is mainly due to people being monitored and given advice - so there is far more understanding of conditions affecting the feet.

Q. What days are you open? A. We are open in Diss from 8am to 6pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Q. Do you have any other clinics locally? Q. Are you able to help with A. Last year we opened a clinic at 11a London Road, Harleston.  It's foot pain? A. Yes we can - and frequently do.  open on Mondays from 8am to 2pm Pain in the arch, heel or ball of the and is already doing very well.  To feet can have a number of causes. We book an appointment please call often help people who have visited 01379 853149. their GP and even seen a consultant without success. As a foot specialist, For more information log onto I'm qualified to diagnose and treat www.chiropodyandpodiatry.co.uk or call 01379 640370. all types of foot pain. 

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LOCAL LIFESTYLE | south norfolk mobility centre

South Norfolk

Mobility Centre For all your mobility needs Head to the South Norfolk Mobility Centre, Snetterton.

If it's good customer service and caring, professional staff you're after, then look no further than the South Norfolk Mobility Centre in Snetterton. With everything you need to aid your mobility all under one roof, you won't regret visiting their impressive showroom. This family firm, run by husband and wife team Michael and Diana Lockwood, was first

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established in Harleston in 2006 and moved to its current location opposite the Snetterton Household Waste Recycling Centre in 2008. 'We pride ourselves on offering a personal service that's second to none,' says owner Michael Lockwood. 'We try our hardest to cater for everyone's needs and go out of our way to make sure you get the product that is best suited to your needs.' In terms of products the choice is very comprehensive. They sell a range of mobility

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scooters (new and secondhand), rise and recline chairs, electric rise and recline beds, toilet seat raisers, walking frames, wheelchairs, electric bath lifts and stairlifts among other items. They also repair scooters at their workshop on site and can programme a scooter to suit your own personal needs and abilities. 'Our customers are incredibly important and we do everything we can to make life simple,' says Michael Lockwood. If your scooter needs repairing, we

do our best to return it to you fixed within 24 hours, where possible.' Michael and Diana encourage people to come and try out any product they are interested in. 'Getting the right product for you is the most important thing of all,' says Michael. 'We don't employ high-pressure sales tactics. That's just not what we're about.'


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For Mechanical Handling Visit Babbis Ltd.

Michael servicing one of his mobility scooters You are always guaranteed a warm welcome and with plenty of parking and even disabled toilets, all your needs are well catered for. The South Norfolk Mobility Centre is open Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 to 5.00 and on Saturdays from 9.30-4.30. For more information pop in, call 01953 887777 or log onto www. southnor folkmobilitycentre. co.uk.

Babbis Ltd has been managed by two generations with more than 25 years experience in the Forklift Truck industry. The customer still remains to have access to key personnel which will result in an immediate response to enquiries, concerns and general information. Babbis Ltd has the Exclusive CESAB Dealership in East Anglia, so for all your CESAB Forktruck requirements contact Babbis Ltd. We have supplied and maintained New and Quality Used CESAB Trucks for more than 20 years with our company built on an excellent reputation.

We are the chosen supplier for businesses using one machine to businesses operating 20 and more. We are also the chosen supplier to well known organisations who want quality equipment and exceptional service. With a National Network we are able to secure new business covering many areas across the country and providing the same response to all our client base. We are one of the largest long standing independent Forktruck suppliers in the area and have grown alongside our customers to provide a solution and service to fulfill all their Forklift Truck requirements. In this time we have built an excellent reputation for the supply of New and quality Used equipment for purchase, contract and casual hire. For further information, please contact us on: 08454 210121.

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Food & Your Local

Drink

A traditional pub in a beautiful village Visit the Four Horseshoes at Thornham Magna.

Said to be the oldest pub in Suffolk, The Four Horseshoes is situated in the picturesque village of Thornham Magna, a mile off the A140. With its pretty pink façade and thatched roof, this 12th century pub is about as traditionally English as cups of tea and cricket. They offer good food and comfortable accommodation as well as being the ideal venue for meetings, functions and parties.

As we waited, we took a seat next to a lovely open log fire. The walls of the bar are decorated with funny quotes about wine including, ‘Wine improves with age, the older I get the more I like it!’ For our meal we were seated at a cosy round table in the busy restaurant. There was a choice of 11 starters and we went for Tender Chicken, Prawn Cocktail, Chef ’s Homemade Crab Cakes and Horseshoe Mushroooms. They were all nicely presented and very tasty. For our main courses we had

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Whitby Scampi, Sirloin Steak with Peppercorn Sauce, Fresh Plaice and Chips and Gamekeeper Chicken which consisted of a chicken breast stuffed with sausagemeat and cranberry served with herb roasted vegetables and red wine and rosemary gravy. There was a choice of over 20 main courses including a few vegetarian options which meant there was something for everyone. The main courses were a generous size and we enjoyed them all very much. The peas were a little

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Ask the Chef! Dear Simon, What is the best way to cook a steak & how do you know when it’s cooked, plus any sauce suggestions? Yours Mrs. P Brown of Tivetshall. Hi Mrs. P Brown, the best way to cook a steak to keep the moisture and flavour in is to use vegetable oil and use either a griddle pan or frying pan, turn the steak often and the test to see if it’s done is to gently press down with your finger to see how firm it is, the firmer the steak the more well-cooked it is. Let the steak rest for about 3 minutes before serving, this allows the juices that have been drawn to the surface to relax back into the meat. Cooking times will vary depending on the type and thickness of the steak, and how hot your pan is. As a rule a Medium Rare steak will take approx 2 minutes each side. Please find a lovely recipe for a green peppercorn sauce to the right to compliment your steak, enjoy...

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You could win Sunday lunch for two at The Bell Inn, just by sending your food question in for Simon to answer! Send your question along with your name, address and daytime phone number to Ask the Chef, Your Local Magazine, 3 Hales Yard, Diss, IP22 4AF or email design@yourlocalmagazine.net. Whatever your food query, Simon can help!

Green Peppercorn Sauce Ingredients • 2 to 3 tablespoons mixed peppercorns • 60g butter • 1 shallot, minced • 100ml brandy • 100ml beef stock • 60ml double cream • salt to taste Method 1. First crush the peppercor ns slightly, either using a mortar and pestle or a rolling pin. 2. Next melt the butter in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add the shallot s and sauté these until soft, approx 3 minutes. Ad d the brandy and boil for another 3 minutes. Then add beef stock and boil another 3 minutes. 3. Finally, add the cream and lower the heat to medium. Heat through, but don't allo w the peppercorn sauce to boil. Once the sauce is at your desired thickness, add seasoning if required.

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Homes & Gardens Your Local

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First Anniversary! Swank Interiors shop and showroom in Bressingham. As they say, time flies when you are having fun- that’s certainly the case at Swank Interiors in Bressingham. This month they are celebrating the first anniversary of opening their shop and showroom in a beautifully converted barn and purpose built design studio. “It’s been an amazing year,” says Lanassir Lawes who started Swank Interiors in 2009 offering a design service from a studio in her home. “I wanted to create the ultimate Interior Design experience where clients can be inspired by

real rooms that showcase my design work, while also offering an enjoyable retail experience that allows customers to sit comfortably with a cup of coffee while browsing through our huge fabric and wallpaper collection- we have over 400 pattern books in our library and are stockists of Little Greene paint.” The sympathetically restored barn is home to an Aladdin’s cave of home accessories from cushions and throws to vases and a superb collection of faux flowers that

would brighten up any home. “We are always looking to stock something different and support British makers where possible.” says Lanassir. An exciting new addition is an exclusive range of giftware made by Bressingham based Ceramicist Claire Porter consisting of plates, coasters and wall hangings. Lanassir is assisted by Charli Appleton and Helen Jennings who are also trained Interior Designers so there is always a professional on hand to help. “We work as a

creative team and bounce ideas off each other - this has been really helpful with my own home renovation project too,” says Charli who will be sharing the pictures of her completed home in next month’s issue. Helen adds; “It’s great because the 3 of us have quite different personal styles so clients are guaranteed an open minded approach - we don’t have one particular style, we listen to our clients and design for them.”

From May 4th, we will also be open on Saturday mornings, 9am until 12pm.

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Diss & District Horticultural Society Forthcoming events – May 11th St Mary’s Church Hall, 10-12, Plant Sale with cake stall and coffee. If you’re getting ready to plant for summer, then come along and get some bargains. If you’re thinking about joining us, call B.Woods on 01379 642024 for more details. Membership costs just £8 a year. Future meetings at the United Reformed Church include ‘U2 can show.’ We are also

organising outing to Tuddenham and Stradbroke and a day outing to Aldeburgh and a local garden while there. September 14th sees our Early Autumn Show at Roydon Village Hall. Come and see the exhibits and sample our wonderful lunches. We are a friendly bunch of likeminded amateur gardeners who like to learn and have fun – so come and join us!

MAY at AEE a lover of plants @ Snetterton Park NR16 2JU. Spring has sprung at last (hopefully!) and gardeners are out looking for plants for a new border or container.

~ CLEMATIS OR HONEYSUCKLE OFFER! ~ Any Clematis or Honeysuckle (Lonicera) usually from £8 to £18 NOW only £6 each Throughout May (while stocks last). MULTIBUY OFFERS on pots of bulbs including Allium. MULTIBUY OFFER on Bearded Iris in 2 litre pots £6 each or 2 for £10. MULTIBUY OFFER on Daylilies (Hemerocallis) 2 litre pots £5.75 each or 2 for £10. No further discount allowed on Multibuys or Offers. Customers are able to pay by debit or credit card at the log building adjacent to the Plant Centre entrance. They will also be able to ask whether certain plants are suitable for their garden offered good alternatives and plant care advice. We both look forward to seeing you all at our Plant Centre... Anne and Mel Etheridge.

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Enjoy an Al Fresco Summer With Chapel Doors awnings. Chapel Doors guarantee you can enjoy a few drinks, good food and conversation in full shelter this summer with their automatic or manual awning. Practical and stylish Chapel Doors awnings outstretch to provide a welcome roof to the outdoor area, offering protection from the ever changing weather conditions. Shade is provided from the suns intense heat to keep you cool on even the hottest summer days whilst shelter is offered from those unexpected and often persistent rain showers*. Damaging ultraviolet rays are blocked providing optimum protection to the skin whilst harsh light is filtered to stop unwanted glare. The adjoining internal room also benefits as our awnings stop the suns heat rays reaching the glass, reducing solar heat gain and naturally cooling the internal environment along with protecting furnishings from bleaching by the sun, all whilst maintaining the view. Optional accessories including, strip

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lighting which gives off a golden ambient glow and infra-red heating where the heat doesn’t blow away allow you to continue to use your awning long into the evening. Choose from an array of vibrant, pastel or neutral colours. The fabrics feature a TEXgard easy clean coating which is water repellent and prevents dirt from clinging to the surface allowing rain water to easily wash it off. Protection is also offered against all environmental influences including mould, algae and fungae growth. Clever unobtrusive sensors that detect changes in the ambient conditions, enable true hands free, convenient operation with our solutions looking after themselves, opening automatically when light or heat levels are exceeded and retracting when high winds pose a danger. For awnings manual operating through a smooth gearbox a detactable crank is available. Call into Chapel Doors showroom and see our samples on display. *subject to pitch of 14 degrees or greater as set out in European Directive EN13561 to ensure effective rain run off.


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Keep Yer Heel Down Bor!

For Something A Little Different... Visit Dutch Barn Nurseries.

Wotcha!... The weather has been in the news again – whether we like it or not! The freezing temperatures in March made it the UK's second coldest since records began more than 100 years ago (Met. Office). Only March 1962 was colder. That's alright then. And one of the local papers said we had 2.4 inches of rain in March. Well, I don't know where that was measured but it couldn't have been Diss! Is Diss the driest town in England? It feels like it. The picture above is of my wife's home in Finland; they have real snow there, but would you believe it they've already planted their potatoes! I'm writing this on 14th April and I haven't even bought mine yet. And they are always eating tomatoes before us. Sickening isn't it? I think it's because they don't seem to have a spring in Finland, whereas our springs are usually just a continuation of winter! Spring is my favourite time of the year for two reasons: (1) You're full of hope for the coming season, and you're not going to make the mistakes you made last year. (2) There are no weeds! (sorry, wild flowers). Dew yew keep a troshin and remember, snowdrops can be separated now if you want to spread them round your garden. This has to be done while the dew is still on them. Why is that? Well, then you can go indoors and say to your spouse (or cat), “Ive separated the snowdrops, 'Dewdrop'!” Mark Aiken dayburst@diss.co.uk 07810 852089.

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Dutch Barn Nurseries is a plant nursery, shabby chic furniture shop and a newly opened tea room, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border at Blo Norton. A family run farm diversification project, the nursery started life as an 'honesty' stall selling just a few plants. Over the past 15 years it has grown into an interesting, independent nursery specialising in herbs and alpines with a good collection of cottage garden favourites. 99% of the plants are raised on the nursery so you can be sure of good quality at a good price by buying directly from the grower. We have a small garden to wonder through which has been

stocked with many of the plants we sell. The Honesty Shop sells painted furniture with a country/shabby chic theme, plus pieces sanded ready for you to customize for yourself. An ever changing stock of interesting items for the home is also available, customers love to browse, “You never know what you will find here” is often heard. The tea shop is the newest part of the nursery and offers homemade cakes and scones with a variety of beverages, in a relaxing atmosphere. A great place to meet up with friends or family and unwind for a while. OPENING TIMES: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am to 4pm, Closed Tuesdays. Dutch Barn Nurseries, Blo Norton House Farm, Blo Norton, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2JB. TEL. 01953681182 www. dutchbarnnurseries.co.uk


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Mount Street Open Gardens

Stunning Bulbs for Your Home & Garden.

Sunday, May 12, 1-4.30pm, Diss.

RANUNCULUS 'PERSIAN BUTTERCUPS' The showy Ranunculus is an excellent plant for the border – as each stem bears several 7-12cm wide blooms in summer and these delightful flowers are also very useful for cutting as they last for a long time in water. This mixture is a collection of colours from white to yellow to pinks and reds with ferny foliage. Plant in a welldrained sunny site and protect from frost. Bulb size 5/6cm. Ht: 30cm. Plant 15cm apart and 2.5cm deep. 25 Ranunculus bulbs for £6.90 (£3.95 + £2.95 P+P). LILIUM REGALE 'ALBUM' An incredibly popular variety, with large, almost pure white trumpets, orange anthers and a beautiful strong fragrance. A great choice for white borders, and looks spectacular at night when the flowers really seem to glow. These bulbs can be grown successfully in patio pots and a perfect cut flower. Plant in sun or part shade in well drained soil for best results. Bulb size 20/22cm. Ht: 120-150cm. Plant 15-45cm apart and 15-20cm deep. 3 Lilium Regale Album bulbs for £8.45 (£5.50 + £2.95 P+P). GLOXINIA BLANCHE DE MERU The spectacularly beautiful Gloxinia with its huge, velvety, bell-shaped blooms is not difficult to grow in your home and flowers from June-August. Gloxinia Blance de Meru offers very beautiful pink blooms with pure white centre and is a perfect pot plant or for window boxes and patio containers. They need to be brought in away from frost in late autumn. Bulb size 5/6cm. Ht: 20cm. Plant 9cm apart and 1cm deep. 3 Gloxinia Blanche de Meru bulbs for £7.45 (£4.50 + £2.95 P+P).

A traditional bi-annual occasion since 1989, when Diss Mount Street residents open their gardens, both big and small with the proceeds all going to Christian Aid. A children's Hunt the Creature, Morris Dancers on the street, a large plant stall near the clinic, afternoon tea/coffee and home-made cakes in St Mary's Church Hall, all make for a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon. Mount Street was greatly admired by Betjeman when he came to film here in 1963. The Manor House, originally

called Pallas, is one of the most distinguished buildings, and opposite is the Rectory. One of the cottages just south of that building has an illustration of a baker showing it used to be Brighton's bakery. To replace the firestones, which never really cooled down, a man used to have to cover himself with sacking and be drenched with water to get inside the oven, and he still came out almost in flames! And on the south side of the street is a cottage with the date 1709 displayed. Here used to be the Sweet Shop and a haven of sweets, icecream and lollies. Come and enjoy this historic street with all its flowers and gardens. Entrance only £3.50 per person, children free. Tickets purchased on the day on Mount Street.

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Order one pack of each for £16.90 - SAVE £5.90! To order your bulbs please send your name and address to Classic Flower Bulbs, Your Local May Offer, Instead Hall Farm, Needham, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9LE and cheque/PO made out to Classic Flower Bulbs or pay online via PayPal email address: classicflowerbulbs@gmail.com. Sorry - mail order only. Please allow 28 days for delivery. Many thanks for your valued order.

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LOCAL LIFESTYLE | senior

Senior Section Your Local

All Hallows Healthcare

Take a closer look at some of our quality services. All Hallows Homecare is designed to help the local community, delivering care, domestic tasks and meals on wheels to a wide range of people living in their own home. It aims to assist people to live as independently as possible, whilst remaining in the comfort and safety of their own home. Appointments for the Homecare team can be one off or set regular visits. Therefore if a carer would like some time off this service could arrange holiday cover for an evening, a week or more. It can also be hugely beneficial to anyone after being discharged from hospital and needing

help whilst they recover. A befriending service is also available designed to support socially isolated people. All Hallows Day Service is available 5 days a week Monday— Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm (daycare on Sundays can be arranged if required). Situated in Bungay, it is a safe place for elderly people to socialise, enjoy home cooked food and provides an opportunity to participate in a wide range of recreational activities encouraging physical and mental stimulation.  Daycare is equally beneficial to carers, enabling them to enjoy

a well-deserved break. Special diets can be catered for and a choice of menu is offered. A bathing service is also available and is ideal for people struggling to get in and out of the bath at home. Specialist palliative day care is available every Monday from the Day Centre situated behind the Hospital in Ditchingham.

Diss Computer Club All welcome.

This month Diss Computer Club will be celebrating its fourth year. We meet each month to discuss and exchange ideas on computer management, the internet and future technology. At some meetings we have a talk from professionals but the club is open to anybody interested

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For both services, funding is accepted from Norfolk and Suffolk Social Services, personal budgets and from the client themselves. For more information on All Hallows Homecare please call 01986 891676 or for All Hallows Day Service, call 01986 892643.

from beginners to the more experienced. New members and visitors are always welcome, we meet on the first Thursday of each month from 7pm at Taylor Meeting Rooms, Taylor Road, Diss which has an internet connection. If you wish you can bring your own laptop and connect to our Wi-Fi but there is usually a spare available. Please come along even if you are new to computers and interested in learning more in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. Please contact Bob Morgan on 01379 650977.


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On a pub crawl... With Attleborough Heritage Group. On an evening more reminiscent of a scene on the front of a Victorian Christmas card than the second day of Spring, a packed house of members and friends of Attleborough Heritage Group (AHG) enjoyed a fascinating illustrated tour of about forty Inns, Public Houses, Hotels, Beer houses and Taverns which once existed in Attleborough and some neighbouring villages. The scene was set when the audience learned that Richard II passed a law in 1393 stipulating that all premises selling alcohol must display a sign indicating this activity, thus enabling the public to know where to buy their beer and the authorities to know where to collect their taxes. Extensive research had revealed that of the forty historic premises licensed to sell alcohol only nine remain today. Many have become private houses or shops

and of some no trace remains at all save perhaps in a street name or some lumps and bumps on the corner of a road. Some sites for Beer houses have proved elusive to locate although reference can be found on 19th century census forms. Further, many Beer houses were situated in close proximity to Public Houses and one, in an extraordinary piece of planning, was established opposite to a Methodist Chapel. Presumably the regulars had not signed the pledge! Other fascinating facts emerged such as that relating to a Beer House called The Spread Eagle in what is now Hargham Road. At the rear was a clay lump windowless building called the Bear House in which the performing bear and his master would sleep when they were in Attleborough to entertain the populace. Among many remarkable and ancient buildings in the Town with

stories to tell are two on opposite sides of the road from one another. The Angel, now a Building Society, was used during WWII as an ambulance station and, incidentally, is said to be haunted. Across the road, the Griffin, one of the nine remaining Public Houses, has a cellar which was probably used to house prisoners on their way to Thetford Assizes while upstairs a 19th century add-on to the 16th century building is now a hotel bathroom but was once a laying-out room for the local undertaker. The evening gave an intriguing insight into the lives of our forefathers including descriptions of disreputable behaviour and charges of assault. Seemingly little changes! Jacqueline Amos, on whose research the talk was primarily based, said “It was a lot of hard work but all seems worth it when the evening was such

a success.” AHG which began in 2009 now has approximately 150 members and runs a series of illustrated talks on the history of the Town drawn from its comprehensive photographic and documentary archive and research by its members. ‘Preserving yesterday’s and today’s memories for tomorrow’

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LOCAL BUSINESS | business updates

BusinessUpdates Your Local

Meet your local businesses

Exhibitors include:

Then head to Your Local Magazine Business Fair on May 2nd. On May 2nd 2013 Your Local Magazine are holding their annual Business Fair at the Park Hotel, Diss. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to find out more about the local businesses in your area. Sometimes it’s easy to turn to the internet to buy something. But actually there’s another way – everything you might need can be found right here in Diss and the surrounding villages. We live in an amazing place with a vast array of local businesses flourishing right on your doorstep. Don’t believe us? Then why not come along and see for yourself.

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We guarantee you’ll be as impressed as we are. What’s more, this year Your Local Magazine are proud to announce that David McNally, the chief Executive of Norwich City Football Club will be opening and speaking at the fair. David McNally joined Norwich City in June 2009. Over the past few seasons he has led an operational turnaround which has resulted in operational profitability, consistent performance and successive promotions to the Premier League.

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Fair

BUSINESS

So come along and support the local businesses serving our community. By shopping local in 2013 we can continue to enjoy a wide range of products and services close to home.

The Business Fair opens to the public from 1pm-6pm and entry is free. Sponsored by

Haines Watts Swank Interiors Waveney Landrovers Pat Lewis Peugeot Pegasus Recruitment Galloway Travel Wendy Aiken Photography Lucy Lou Italian Handbags Jackamans Solicitors Core Vehicle Leasing Riddlesworth Hall School Lucy Caine Photography Breckland Print Ardua Training Ltd Ian Smith Office Supplies Kingsley Healthcare Lisa North Photography Malthouse Security Couture Windows


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Happy New TAX Year

Rags, Bows & Curios opens in Diss

From KBAS.

A treasure trove of products.

Here at KBAS we worked hard getting ready for the new tax year and now ... it’s here. One of the main advantages of completing your tax return early is that you know how much tax you have to pay and can even start paying towards this if you like by contacting HMRC and setting up payments. Of course if you have a payment on account to make in

July, you might want to complete your return to see if this payment is correct. No one wants to pay too much and if your return is complete before July, it may be that you won’t need to make a July payment on account. Of course we saw the start of Real Time Information (RTI) for payroll in April. If you or your employer is struggling with completing returns then maybe now is the time to hand over your payroll to a payroll provider. Not only can we prepare weekly or monthly payslips but we can also submit the returns to HMRC for you so you don’t have to stress about the new system. Call us on 01953 457173 or email Kerry@kerrybutcher. co.uk and don’t be shy of RTI.

Well, here we are into our second week of trading, and what a fabulous time we've had so far. The people of Diss have been amazing. We have been welcomed by visitors, locals and businesses with open arms. The "oooh's" and "aaah's" and squeals of delight that emanate from the corners of our shop are heart-warming for us and make all the hard work worthwhile. I count my blessings that I get to come in everyday to a beautiful shop, be surrounded by beautiful and unique items that are made and/or crafted by a variety of very talented people and actually get paid for it! The reactions from people have been very positive and many of our

visitors are bringing other friends in and commenting on the everchanging products. Because we rent cabinet space to- and sell products for - other people, we always have such a variety of things for sale and as they're selling their products, they replenish the shelves with different items, making each day a new experience. So, if you're looking for handmade bath products or a wood turned fruit bowl, a dragon clock or a pair of earrings made from recycled carrier bags then please make Rags, Bows & Curios your first port of call.

Charity Egg Hunt Completes 1st year with flying colours.

The prize winners, (L to R) Zak Hills-Brown, Eva Mullen , Nick Unwin (with accomplice Meg) and Emily Wiles. Over 130 children, accompanied by family members, braved biting winds, sleet and occasional snow flurries to take part in the 1st Harleston Charity Easter Egg Hunt. Taking place on Wednesday, Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Saturday, the hunt followed a trail around Harleston town centre to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. There were 2 trails, one for up to age 9 and one for over 9s through to adults. Organised by Harleston based

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chocolatiers, Just Truffles, at The Pod in Church Street, the trail was acclaimed a success by children, parents and the shopkeepers around the town. All correct entries were entered into a prize draw for hand-made Easter Eggs made by Just Truffles. Eva Mullen of Mendham won 1st prize for the under 9s, with Zak Hills-Brown of Harleston receiving 2nd prize; Emily Wiles of Harleston took 1st prize in the over 9s trail and Nick Unwin of Mendham received 2nd prize in the over 9s. A total of £188 was raised, from 133 participants and additional donations from the Eco Shop and Attwood Acorn. Thanks must also go to the 25 participating businesses and to all the local primary schools for helping to advertise the event and to Neil Stone and Stewart Silkstone of Fuller Davies printers from Ipswich who produced the entry forms free of charge.


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Harleston Jobs Clubs

LK Photographics

Every Wednesday 10am – 2pm, everyone welcome Every Thursday 12 – 2pm, for 16-24 year olds.

Your business, in focus.

We have been very busy at the Jobs Clubs over the last couple of months, carrying out various training and courses including Health & Safety, First Aid, Sage and Excel. Running these courses has enabled us to help over 15 local jobseekers gain vital skills and qualifications required in the workplace. Due to the popularity of these courses, we have already organised additional Sage and Excel courses for June and are looking to hold more in the future. If you are interested in any of the courses mentioned above and are looking to learn new skills then please come along to the Jobs Clubs for more information. The Jobs Clubs can also help you with your job search, CV writing, application forms, volunteering opportunities and much more. WHAT’S ON IN MAY Careers Advice – Tuesday 21 May 9.45am-3.30pm – please book. A professional Careers Advisor will be holding 1:1 appointments offering additional support if you are looking for work or seeking training/ learning opportunities. IT Help – every Wednesday 12.302pm – please book. Help with anything IT from sending emails to carrying out online job searches. For more information please contact Lucy Marjoram or Jake Kubala. Call 01379 851920, Text 07857 374857, email jobsclub@harlestonnorfolk.org.uk, find us on Facebook – Harleston Jobs Club or call into Harleston Information Plus, 8 Exchange Street, Harleston.

EMPLOYERS – LOOKING FOR STAFF? Advertise your vacancy for free at the Jobs Club and reach local jobseekers

Conveniently located in Diss on the Norfolk/ Suffolk border, LK Photographics specialises in photography for small, often independent, businesses. Founded earlier this year by local photographer Lucy Kayne, LK Photographics aims to produce beautiful images which will make your business stand out. Lucy offers a friendly and personable creative experience, working closely with you and understanding your requirements beforehand. This allows you to get the best possible images to illustrate your business or product, whether it is for your website or printed material. Lucy has been a passionate photographer for over 12 years,

originally working in weddings and portraits, as well as being a photographic artist exhibiting in local galleries. More recently, she has moved into the commercial sector, and she feels that she can offer something unique to local businesses. Her work to date encompasses both black and white and colour photography, using natural light where available, and she has found that this has a great impact when incorporated into her commercial work. LK Photographics works to a simple philosophy: one woman and her camera, working together to create beautiful natural photographs for your small business. LK Photographics can be found at www.lkphotographics. co.uk and Lucy can be contacted on 07944 505419 or at info@lkphotographics.co.uk.

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LOCAL INFORMATION | diary of events

What’s On... In May! To add your event, please email editorial@yourlocalmagazine.net. Stonham Barns ALL YEAR CAR Boot Sale. Every Sunday 8am for Sellers, 9am for Buyers. Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal IP14 6AT. £3.50 cars, £5 Vans & £7.50 Large Vans. www.fishface.co / Simon Tilley on 07817 539168. First Tuesday of every month - The Art Of Life. Voluntary-led group supporting local people living with cancer and their caregivers. Roydon Village Hall, High Road, Roydon, Diss. Starts at 1.30pm with Chi Kung followed by Art Therapy session. Concludes around 4.00pm. Min donation £2. Info: Jay on 07786 833916 or visit www.theartoflife.org.uk. First Tuesday every month. Waveney Bereavement Group. 2pm at Number 7 - Prayer & Counselling Centre, 7-8 Mere Street, Diss. Contact number 01379 658956. First & third Tuesdays every month - Diss & District Camera Club. Members meet twice a month to enjoy a fun and informative programme featuring a variety of photographic events. For details visit: www.disscamera.org.uk or call John on 07808 052188. Third Thursday of each month - Harleston Friends Group. King George's Hall, Harleston 2pm, with a talk or demonstration, raffle and refreshments. Contact 01379 854099. First Friday & Third Sunday of the month Djembe Drumming Lessons. Friday: 10-12pm and Sunday: 2:30-5pm at 'Backspace', Angel Cafe, Fair Green, Diss. 3rd. Word: The Stand-up Poetry Club – featuring Joel Stickley. Join host Luke Wright for a night of witty verse, the Poet Laureate for Lincolnshire and the author of 100 Ways To Write Badly Well. RT 2hrs. 8pm. Tickets £8 / Students £6. Box Office 01379 652241. www.disscornhall.co.uk | www.lukewright.com www.joelstickley.com

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4th. Jakes Quiz Night. £1 entry per person Winner takes all! Starts 8.00pm, Apollo social club, Harleston. Tel: 01379 854205. 4th. Film: Avengers Assemble (12A). Tickets £5/Under 18s £2.50. Box Office 01379 652241. www.disscornhall.co.uk 5th. The Silver Dollar Country Music Club, The Park Hotel, Diss presents LONGSHOT. Doors 7pm. Music 7.30pm-10.30pm. Members £5. NonMembers £6. For info contact John and Teresa Stannard, Committee Members on 01603 433918. 6th. Dumplin Country, Wreningham Village Hall, Mill Lane, NR16 1AN presents TRAVIS LOGAN. Doors 1pm. Music 2pm until 5pm. £4. Light refreshments available, tea, coffee and licensed bar. For information contact John and Teresa Stannard on 01603 433918. 8th & 25th. Scrapbook Workshop. Held at Taylor Road Community Hall, Diss. 8th. Film: Rust and Bone (15) - subtitled. 120 mins. With Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure. A passionate and moving love story from the director of A Prophet. 8pm. Tickets £5/Cons £2.50. Box Office 01379 652241. www.disscornhall.co.uk 9th.

Theatre:

Rapid Gambit present Faileontology. Part scifi, part clown-show, and all ridiculous. RT 1hr. 7.30pm. £7/Under 18s £5 (Suitable for 8+yrs). Box Office 01379 652241. www.disscornhall.co.uk | www.rapidgambit.co.uk 9th. Attleborough Town Hall Craft Fair. Open from 10am-2pm. Tea & coffee will be available to stall holders for a donation. Free entry. For more information contact: Tricia on 01953 456323.

4th. 60's Dance to Sounds Imperial at Banham Community Centre. £6-00 at the door. 8-30pm.

9th. Coffee with Carol at Caradale. Mill Rd, South Rickinghall. 10:30am-12:30pm in aid of St. Nicholas Hospice Care. Admission £1 will include tea, coffee and biscuits.

4th May and 1st Saturday monthly. Harleston's Indoor Flea Market. Swan Hotel 9.00-1.00pm. Stalls of vintage, antique, collectables, etc. Stalls £10. Enquires: 01379 855486.

11th & 25th. Bingo For Cash Prizes. 6 games/£1 per game. All money taken paid out in prizes. Eyes Down 8.00pm, Apollo social club, Harleston. Tel: 01379 854205.

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11th. Family: John Hegley – Animal Alphaboat. Performance poet John Hegley’s unique approach to poetry, dance and song will enchant children and adults. RT approx 60 mins. 2pm. Tickets £5/Children £3 (4+yrs). Box Office 01379 652241. www.disscornhall.co.uk www.johnhegley.co.uk 11th. Music: The Roving Crows. The Roving Crows are fast becoming legendary for their high energy, their musicianship. RT 2hrs. 8pm. Tickets £10/Concessions £8. Box Office 01379 652241. www.disscornhall.co.uk www.rovingcrows.com 11th. Wreningham Village Hall, Mill Lane, NR16 1AN there is a 50s, 60s and Jive dance to the band SHAKE, RATTLE 'N' ROLL. Music 8.30pm until midnight. £6. Licensed bar, tea, coffee and rolls. For information contact Christine Minns on 01508 488123. 12th. Autojumble. An event for the car enthusiast, 10am-2pm at Forncett Steam Museum. Admission £2 (The museum will be open but the engines will not be running.) For trade stand info please contact Philip Yull 01953 789499. Proceeds to be split between the Museum and Forncett St Mary Church. 12th. Apollo Country Music Club presents 'Black Steel' plus support country disco. Bar, hot meals & raffle available. Doors open 7.30pm, members £5/non members £6. Apollo Rooms, Harleston. Tel: 01379 854205. 15th. Paul Sturman Promotions presents 'The Hot Country Tour' with Jason McGilligan, TR Dallas, Trudi Lalor, Pam Jackson, Paul Kelly & Caithlin. All backed by The Hot Country Band. Doors open 7pm/show starts 8pm. Bar, hot meals and raffle available. Apollo Rooms, Harleston. Tickets from Box Office on: 01502 715617. 15th. Film: War Requiem (PG). 92 minutes. with Tilda Swinton, Nathaniel Parker, Laurence Olivier. Jarman juxtaposed original archive film and acted sequences in a deeply moving visual commentary on the choral masterpiece by Benjamin Britten. 8pm. Tickets £5 / Under 18s £2.50. Box Office 01379 652241. www.disscornhall.co.uk


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What’s On... In May! To add your event, please email editorial@yourlocalmagazine.net. 16th, 17th &18th. 'A Night on the Tiles'. Old Buckenham Players have produced a play to evoke sadness and sympathy, humour and happiness and a trip down memory lane as they perform Frank Vickery's perceptive, entertaining and comical play. Old Buckenham Village Hall. Tickets at £7 available from Old Buckenham Stores, Nuts 'n' Bolts in Attleborough or call 01953 861336. 17th. Friends of Diss Museum AGM. Followed by "Lost Villages in an ancient landscape". A local study by Michael Hall. Contact: Roland Buggey on 01379 641759. 18th. 'Pie & A Pint' night. All for just £5!! Serving 6.00pm - 8.00pm at The Apollo Social Club, Harleston. Tel: 01379 854205. 18th & 19th. Art: Diss & District Rotary Club present Artex13 – Grand Art Exhibition and Sale. Popular event for artlovers will feature over 500 pictures from 120 high profile East Anglian artists and a wide range of styles and media. www. dissartshow.org.uk 10am-6pm. 10am-3pm. Free. Box Office 01379 652241. www.disscornhall.co.uk 19th. 'Come Dancing' If you love to dance, this is the night for you! All your favourite music played by our professional DJ. 7.00pm -10.00pm at The Apollo Rooms, Harleston. Admission £5. Tel: 01379 854205. 19th. The Silver Dollar Country Music Club, The Park Hotel, Diss presents WEST COUNTRY. Doors 7pm. Music 7.30pm until 10.30pm. Members £5. Non-Members £6. For information contact John and Teresa Stannard, Committee Members on 01603 433918. 20th. 'Blood Donors' Bookings advisable. Apollo Rooms, Harleston. Tel: 0300 123 123 or www.blood.co.uk 21st. Diss Craft Club. Held at Taylor Road Community Hall, Diss. 21st – 2nd June. Wymondham Arts Centre: Drawn Together – Katarzyna Coleman. Becket’s Chapel, Church Street, Wymondham NR18 0PH. Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12noon to 5pm: full exhibition programme at www.wymondhamarts.com.

All entries for June must be submitted by the 10th May.

22nd. Royal British Legion Diss Branch Lunch at the Park Hotel at 12:45. Ticket £14 to members & supporters from Mr John Hieland on 01379 641978. Grasmere Club, Denmark Hill, Diss. 22nd. Film: Argo (15). 120 minutes with Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin. 1979 The American embassy in Iran is invaded by revolutionaries, but six employees manage to escape to the Canadian embassy. Enter Tony Mendez a CIA expert with a bizarre plan: posing as a film producer - complete with sci-fi script and production sketches. Based on a true story. 8pm. Tickets £5/Cons £2.50. Box Office 01379 652241. www.disscornhall.co.uk 23rd. 'Harleston Promotional Event'. Come along and see what Harleston has to offer you. 7.00 for 7.30pm at The Apollo Rooms, Harleston. 23rd. Theatre house presents The Wrong Crowd with The Girl with the Iron Claws. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you’re in love with a bear; comes this dark fairy-tale about a wayward girl who dares to follow her longing. RT approx 1hr. www.wrongcrowdtheatre.co.uk 7pm. Tickets £8/Under 18s £4 (8+yrs). Box Office 01379 652241. www.disscornhall.co.uk 25th. Howard Nurseries at Wortham are holding an open day. 1pm to 5pm for Macmillan to showcase our 15 acres of iris fields as they are not normally open to the public. Entrance £3 per person. There will be plant stalls, competitions, tractor rides, and teas. For information visit www. howardnurseries.co.uk 25th. Music: Zimbaremabwe present Linos Wengara Magaya. An entrancing mixture of traditional Zimbabwean Mbira music and modern Mbira Reggae. RT approx 2 hrs. 8pm. Tickets £9/Concessions £8. Box Office 01379 652241. www. disscornhall.co.uk 26th. Apollo Country Music Club presents 'Spur' plus support country disco. Bar, hot meals and raffle available. Doors open 7.30pm, members £5/non members £6. Apollo Rooms, Harleston. Tel: 01379 854205.

29th. Film: Untouchable (15) - subtitled. 112 minutes with François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny. An irreverent, humorous take on disability. It's the true story of a handicapped millionaire who employs a street smart ex-con as his carer. 8pm. Tickets £5/Cons £2.50. Box Office 01379 652241. www. disscornhall.co.uk 29th. Diss Flower Club - Workshop Evening. Tutor Jenni Baker, inverted Crescent Design. We meet 3rd Wednesday of the month at Roydon Village Hall at 7.30pm. Chairman, Mrs. Eileen Jacob on 01379 687608. Secretary, Mrs. Jenny Hubbard 01379 741372. New members welcome. 31st. Comedy: Corn Hall Comedy Club.

Featuring Sara Pascoe, Gerry Howell and Tiernan Douieb (compère). Food and full bar from 7.15pm. Line-up is subject to change. 8pm. Advance £9/ Door £10. Min age 18. Box Office 01379 652241. www.disscornhall.co.uk 1st June. Concert in Eye Parish Church at 7.30pm. The audience is in for a treat when mezzo soprano Clare McCaldin, soprano Catherine May and pianist Lindy Tennent-Brown all who have performed with many of the major opers companies in the UK invite you on 'A Journey to a Country Garden' - as the seasons change, the blossoms bud, flower and wilt, and lovers, saints and sinners tread its paths and share their stories. For tickets and all information Telephone 01379 871211. 1st & 2nd June. Over 24 Gardens Open in Eye from 12.30pm - 6pm. Admission £4.00 per Adult (accompanied children free) Tickets from Town Hall. Garden Paraphernalia in Town Hall, Stalls, Vintage Teas. Refreshments also at Fire Station which is Open on Saturday. 2nd June. The Silver Dollar Country Music Club, The Park Hotel, Diss presents GEORGIA PINE. Doors 7pm. Music 7.30pm until 10.30pm. Members £5. Non-Members £6. For information contact John and Teresa Stannard, Committee Members on 01603 433918.

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