Life By The Tale Following the success of his novel “Rocks Don’t Cry,” Swaffham author Cyril Holbrook has another book out. This is a selection of short stories under the title “Life by the Tale”. Some of them have been published before but most have never been seen. Among them is the story of a warm-hearted Russian soldier’s Christmas gift, a life-saving North Sea rescue, and how an Englishman changes life for an Oriental call girl. A wild boar hunt, a Fenland murderer and a car thief operating in Spain are also among the pages. Cyril – born in the Fens and now living in Norfolk – worked as reporter ad sub-editor on several newspapers including the Eastern Daily Press and Evening News in Norwich, the Western Daily Press in Bristol, the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, Angling Times, the trade title Tackle and Guns, and edited and wrote for several magazines in Spain. During 20 years there he also worked for the local authority to help the ex-pat population on the Costa del Sol as part of which he ran his own radio programme. “Life by the Tale” is available from bookshops. Recreating The Rec Celebration event on Wednesday 5th July between 4-7pm at Haspalls Road Recreation Ground. Join us for the official launch of the long awaited Skate Park and MUGA – Multi use games area Young people, sports groups, and visitors, will be demonstrating their skills to showcase the new and existing facilities. Come and watch the demonstrations and try out the facilities. Refreshments will be on sale: burgers, hot dogs and ice cream. The Town Council has worked hard to raise funds for these projects, supported by the Iceni Partnership Youth team and many generous individuals and businesses in the town. Major funders include WREN, the Geoffrey Watling Charity, Breckland District Council Sport and Play Fund. The contractors who successfully bid for the contracts, are Wheelscape (for the Skate Park) and HAGS (for the MUGA). The Skate Park has been in use for several weeks now, and the new surface and layout are a great success. Swaffham has a Skate Park to be proud of. The MUGA should be ready by mid June and will provide additional play and sporting facilities. Come along and make this a day to remember. SWAFFHAM CONSERVATIVE CLUB 23 LONDON STREET SWAFFHAM PE37 7DD 01760 721353 “Crack the Safe” weekly member’s game. Last months roll over total: £900 At time of print 14
Reunited After 77 Years At the recent successful Classic Car Meet that was held on the Market Place car park, Swaffham on Sunday 30th April, many visitors were enjoying not only the good weather (although slightly breezy!) but also the variety of classic cars – Lotus 7, Panther Kallisters, MG’s, Morris Minors, an Austin Big Six, Singer Vogue, WW11 GMC truck, 3 wheeler Izetter, 1934 Hillman Minx and many more. Over 50 vehicles pre-registered to attend. On his way home from an RAF reunion in Lincolnshire, 83 year old Mr Robinson, from Wokingham, stopped off at Swaffham to visit his niece. Seeing the classic cars on the Market Place, Mr Robinson his wife and niece decided to stay a while and have a look round. Whilst looking at the 1927 truck nearby he came across “Honey” a 1934 Hillman Minx. (The current owners called her Honey because her paintwork now is chestnut and honeysuckle, and her original owner lived in Honey Cottage, Wokingham. The car was originally blue and black.) Not believing his eyes, Mr Robinson took a closer look and was astounded and also visibly shocked that this very car was once on the farm where he used to live with his father as a boy, in Wokingham. The car was used on the farm to pull the farm trailers, as fuel was rationed in those days. When not in use the car was kept in one of the old barns, and Mr Robinson remembers playing inside the car when he was a boy, pretending to drive it, as boys do! Towards the end of the event, the current owner of the car Mr Samuels took Mr Robinson, his wife and niece on a drive around Swaffham in Honey. This will be a day that the Robinson family will never forget, being reunited not only with his RAF colleagues, but also being reunited with the Hillman Minx that he used to play in 77 years ago. 15 Swaffham Community Hospital LofF Another month has passed, where does the time go? Since the last newsletter we have had our Quiz Night at The Peddars Inn, Sporle which was a full house, thank you to all for taking part and to those of you who supplied us with raffle prizes, we are really grateful, a big “THANK YOU” also to Elizabeth for organizing this event. Our AGM was held on Monday 8th May. Members of the League help out every Friday at the Songs of Praise Service held in the Hospital Lounge, the service is usually conducted by the Rev’d Hilary De Lyon Curate at St Peter and St Paul Church, Swaffham. also when required we help with the activities on a Monday morning. We are often being asked What is available at the Hospital ? The clinics available are: Audiology 1st and 3rd Thursday. AAA Screening 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Child Continence 1st Wednesday Dental Wednesday and Friday Dermatology 2nd Tuesday Diabetic 2nd Monday Doppier As and When Heart 4th Wednesday Leg & Ulcer Tuesday and Friday Lymphoedema Last Thursday Midwives Every Wednesday Podiatry Wednesday and Thursday Pre School orthoptrist As and When Physiotherapy Throughout the week Sleep Apnoea Arranged through the year Smoking Cessation Every Wednesday Teal Clinic 2nd and 4th Wednesday also physio and X-ray We hope this will answer your question. check with your GP, you could save a trip to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn. As soon as we have an update with any of our projects we will keep you informed. You can contact us through Colin Houghton (Chairman)email@example.com or on 01760 336025 or or Iris Reeve (Vice-Chair) on 01760 721430 or firstname.lastname@example.org Pentney Country Music Club It is with great pleasure that Pentney Country Music Club has been awarded the prize of ‘Country Club of the Year’ beating clubs from all over the UK. The awards were held over the Easter weekend with several different categories, including ‘Festival of the Year’ that they were nominated for.Well done Terry, Ollie and staff. We can now look forward to more excellent Saturday nights with live bands, including some from the USA. We also have two wonderful festivals to look forward to in May and July.