BALE - BINHAM - COCKTHORPE - FIELD DALLING
GUNTHORPE - LANGHAM - MORSTON
SAXLINGHAM - SHARRINGTON - STIFFKEY
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WHAT’S ON VH = Village Hall
2 nd Fri. Binham Priory Afternoon Tea, BP 2.30-4.30pm
3 rd Sat. Binham Priory Concerts, Norwich Baroque 7.30pm
3 rd Sat. Langham Stall on the Green 9.30-11am
3 rd Sat. Morston Regatta, North end Blakeney Cut 8am
3 rd Sat. Morston Regatta prizes & party at Morston Quay 7pm
4 th Sun. Binham Village Show and Fete, MH 1-4pm
4 th Sun. Stiffkey Cricket vs Wombats at home
7 th Wed. Langham Rounders & BBQ, Playing Field 6pm
7 th Wed. Stiffkey R:W:B at Stiffkey Campsite BBQ & music
8 th Thu. Sharrington Craft Group, VH 2-4pm
9 th Fri. Bale fish and chips, VH, 6.45pm
9 th Fri. Binham Priory Afternoon Tea, BP 2.30-4.30pm
9 th Fri. Field Dalling Bereavement Group, Manor Farm Cot. 4pm
10 th Sat. Field Dalling & Saxlingham Summer Fete, VH 2-4pm
10 th Sat. Langham Stall on the Green 9.30-11am
11 th Sun. Stiffkey Cricket vs Norwich Hockey CC at home
13 th Tue. Sharrington ‘Jammin for Scones’, VH 2-4pm
14 th Wed. Field Dalling Coffee Morning, VH 10.30am
16 th Fri. Binham Priory Afternoon Tea, BP 2.30-4.30pm
16 th Fri. Field Dalling Bingo, VH 7.30pm
17 th Sat. Langham Stall on the Green 9.30-11am
18 th Sun. Sharrington Church Barbecue, The Place 12.30pm
18 th Sun. Stiffkey Cricket vs Reepham & Salle away
22 nd Thu. Langham Mobile Library 4.05pm St Mary’s & 4.25pm
23 rd Fri. Binham Priory Afternoon Tea, BP 2.30-4.30pm
24th Sat. Bale big barbecue, VH, 7pm
24 th Sat. Binham Priory Concerts, Jonathan Sages and Eleanor
24 th Sat. Langham Leukaemia Sale, Village Hall 10am
24 th Sat. Langham Stall on the Green, 9.30-11am
24 th Sat. Sharrington Gordon Giltrap Concert VH 7pm
25 th Sun. Binham Yard Sale, throughout Village , 10am-3pm
25 th Sun. Stiffkey Stalls on the Knoll, Stiffkey Church 10-12noon
30 th Fri. Binham Priory Afternoon Tea, BP 2.30-4.30pm
31 st Sat. Binham Priory Concerts, Civitas, BP, 7.30pm
31 st Sat. Field Dalling Priscilla Bacon Lodge Hospital Coffee
Morning, St Andrew’s Church 10.30am
31 st Sat. Gunthorpe 50:50 Club Institute 10:30am
31 st Sat. Langham Stall on the Green 9.30-11am
5 th Thu. Langham FOL Annual Mystery Trip
6 th Fri. Binham Priory Concerts, Heath Quartet, BP 7.30pm
6 th Fri. Sharrington Gardening Group Alan Gray, talk BMH 6.30pm
9 th Mon. Field Dalling Parish Council Meeting, VH 7.30pm
10 th Tue. Sharrington ‘Jammin for Scones’, VH 2-4pm
11 th Wed. Field Dalling Autumn Special Coffee Morning, VH
12 th Thu. Sharrington Craft Group VH 2-4pm
13 th Fri. Bale fish and chips, VH 6.45pm
13 th Fri. Field Dalling Bereavement Group, Manor Farm Cot. 4pm
13 th Fri. Field Dalling Bingo, VH 7.30pm
14 th Sat. St Mary’s Gunthorpe Annual Church Bike Ride
15 th Sun. Sharrington Church Harvest Lunch, VH Time tba
19 th Thu. Binham and Hindringham Open Circle, Emily Waits,
Hindringham VH 7.15pm
19 th Thu. Langham Mobile Library 4.05pm St Mary’s & 4.25pm
20th Fri. Sharrington Noble Rotters, VH 7.30pm
21 st Sat. Binham Priory Concerts, Xuefei Yang, BP, 7.30pm
25 th Wed. Sharrington Music Night, VH 7.30pm
28 th Sat. Gunthorpe 50:50 Club Institute 10:30am
Tuesdays Binham Art Group, BMH 9.30am - 12.30pm.
First and third Tuesdays in the month Binham Sew and
Natter, The Gallery in the Chequers, 7-9pm
Wednesdays term time Binham Youth Group BMH 6-8pm
Wednesdays Sharrington Zumba Gold classes VH 2-3pm
Thursdays Field Dalling Carpet Bowls Club, VH 7.30pm
Third Wednesday in the month, Binham Cosy Club, BMH 2-
Third Thursday in the month Binham & Hindringham Open
Circle Meeting, Hindringham VH 7.15pm
Fourth Thursday in the month Binham Local History Group,
1 st & 3 rd Saturdays in month Langham Coffee Mornings, VH
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BLAKENEY CATHOLIC CHURCH
Back Lane Blakeney
Parish Priest, Father Keith Tulloch, Stella Maris,
The Buttlands, Wells next the Sea 01328 713044
Priest in Residence, Father William Wells (the house
behind the church). Service Times:
Saturday Vigil Mass 6.00pm Sunday 11.00am
BLAKENEY METHODIST CHURCH
Minister: The Rev’d Cliff Shanganya, 8, St.
Andrew’s Close, Holt. NR25 6EL 01263 712181
Samantha Parfitt, Steward/Pioneer Rural Church
Planter. firstname.lastname@example.org 01263 711824
Sunday Café Church 10am
Thursday 10am Morning Prayer with Holy
Communion every third Thursday
Church Services for the Stiffkey and Bale Benefice for August and September 2019
HC=Holy Communion. CFS=Church Family Service. MP=Morning Prayer. BCP=Book of Common Praye
Parish 4 th August 11 th August 18 th August 25 th August
Bale 9.30am HC 9.30am HC 9.30am HC
11.00am Animal At Saxlingham
11.00am MP BCP
Saxlingham At Field Dalling 11.00am HC At Field Dalling
Gunthorpe 11.00am HC 4.30pm Silent Meditation 11.00am MP
Sharrington 9.30am MP BCP 9.30am HC 9.30am MP CW 9.30am HC
Binham 11.00am HC 11.00am HC 11.00am CFS 9.30am HC
Morston 9.30am HC BCP 9.30am HC BCP
Langham 9.30am MP At Stiffkey 9.30am HC
Stiffkey At Langham 9.30am HC At Langham
Parish 1 st September 8 th September 15 th September 22 nd September 29 th September
Bale 9.30am HC 9.30am HC 9.30am HC At Langham
Field Dalling 11.00am CFS At Saxlingham 11.00am MP BCP At Langham
Saxlingham At Field Dalling 11.00am HC At Field Dalling At Langham
Gunthorpe 11.00am MP 4.30pm Silent 11.00am HC At Langham
Sharrington 9.30am MP BCP 9.30am HC 9.30am MP CW 9.30am HC At Langham
Binham 11.00am HC 11.00am HC 11.00am CFS 9.30am HC At Langham
Morston 9.30am HC BCP 9.30am HC BCP At Langham
Langham At Stiffkey 9.30am MP At Stiffkey 9.30am MP 10.30am HC
Stiffkey 9.30am MP At Langham 9.30am HC At Langham At Langham
Regular Weekday Services
Binham: Tuesday, 6.00pm Evening Prayer, Langham: Wednesday, 10.00am Holy Communion
HOLT DEANERY SYNOD NEWS
Thursday 26 th Sept. 7pm for 7.30pm
St. Andrew’s Meeting Room Holt
Speaker: Aiden Platten, Precentor of the Cathedral
Subject: “Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness”
All welcome for the whole meeting or for the talk alone which
is the first item on the agenda.
Dear Friends and Parishioners,
The months of plenty and fullness are upon us; fruit
and flowers and fat ears of corn.
Some years ago now at Pattesley, near Fakenham, a
lovely lunch was arranged, with a short outdoor Service
to mark Lammas. The first wheat was milled to make
bread, and with a baron of beef and with every local
good thing we celebrated harvest.
Mankind of course always has, and all religions do.
It’s enjoyable, it’s natural and it’s an act of gratitude.
Only the rudest of customers never say thank you to
those who serve them. And have we not, we who live in
this little paradise of fruitful land and bountiful sea,
much to give thanks for?
Should we not reverence our food and those who
provide it? Should we not respect the land and the sea?
And here is ancient wisdom. “And God said, Behold, I
have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon
the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is
the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for
meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl
of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the
earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green
herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw everything
that he had made and, behold, it was very good.”
The Book of Genesis, chapter 1 verses 29 to 31.
May I wish you Peace and Plenty, Pax et Bonum.
Ian Whittle The Rectory, Langham 01328 830246
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Thank you Caroline Robson
After agreeing to “temporarily” become the rep for
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COUNTY COUNCILLORS’ NOTES
…from Steffan Aquarone
I am now the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for the
Climate Emergency and one of only two opposition
members on the “Task and Finish” group on climate change
on Norfolk County Council.
This group, set up in the wake of the Extinction
Rebellion protests that led to all three parties putting
forward motions on the environment at the last full council
meeting, is considering what Norfolk County Council can
do to deal with climate change. I would welcome your
views on this, and on the subject of the climate emergency
more broadly, on email@example.com
or 01603 327827.
County Councillors’ contact details:
Dr Marie Strong: County Councillor Wells Division (Glaven,
Priory and Walsingham Parishes) marie.strong@norfolk. gov.uk
or 07920 286 597
Steffan Aquarone: County Councillor Melton Constable Division
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DISTRICT COUNCILLOR’S NEWS
…from Richard Kershaw
The consultation period for the new Local Plan has now
drawn to a close. Officers are now looking at the comments
from the public and will review the plan prior to passing it
on the Planning Inspector for review.
Planning applications show no sign of slowing down.
Please report any issues of concern to me.
Deep History Coast
The launch of the Deep History Coast project is set for
16th July. A free app has been created for visitors to use to
navigate the Historic Coast with interactive information
regarding fossil sites and sites of historic interest. It can be
found at https://apps.apple. com/gb/app/dhc-explorer-ar/
id1457549919 It also lists businesses, restaurants , pubs and
It has been an interesting two months getting to meet
residents and parish Councils. Priory Ward covers the
parishes of Binham, Field Dalling & Saxlingham,
Gunthorpe North and South, Hindringham, Langham,
Thursford, Warham and Wighton.
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Richard Kershaw e:firstname.lastname@example.org
(Binham, Cockthorpe, Field Dalling, Gunthorpe & Bale, Langham
Karen Ward e:email@example.com (Morston &
Andrew Brown e:firstname.lastname@example.org
GLAVEN CENTRE SERVICES
Thistleton Court, Blakeney
Toe-nail clinics 0900 - 1515
Wednesdays 7, 14, 28 August
Wednesdays 4, 11, 18, 25 September
Hearing Aid clinics 1000 - 1200
Friday 23 August, Wednesday 18 September
Hairdressing 0930 - 1230
Every Wednesday. Ring 01263 740762 to make and
GLAVEN CARING NEEDS YOUR TIME
Could you find a few hours a month to help others?
Are you able to serve coffee and chat to people? Are you
able to drive a small mini-bus? Could you help people on to
the bus without driving? Do you have a talent or skill that
you could share with us? Perhaps you could come along and
We cannot provide this excellent service to Binham,
Blakeney, Cley, Field Dalling, Glandford, Holt, Langham,
Morston, Salthouse, Saxlingham, Thornage or Wiveton
without the help of volunteers.
Please call us to visit at The Glaven Centre, Thistleton
Court, Blakeney - to view and see what we do. Tel: 01263
GLAVEN CHARITY WALKS
The Glaven Charity invites you to enjoy a choice of
fundraising walks through the beautiful Glaven Valley on
Saturday 21 September.
Setting off from the Art Café at Glandford - there is a
walk for everyone. A 10k walk follows historic footpaths
and bridal paths through the Bayfield Estate, over the
Wiveton Downs to the coastal path and back. A gentler but
equally glorious 5k circular walk through the Bayfield
Estate crosses open farmland, woodland and wetland.
Landowner Robin Combe will be on hand to talk about the
local bird, insect and plant life. Families with toddlers can
enjoy a gentle stroll (1K) down to Glandford Ford, stop off
at the Glandford Shell Museum and climb the hill up to
Glandford Church, for some child friendly, creative church
You can raise sponsorship for your walk or commit
to £10 per walker on the day, or £15 for a Family 1K
walk - please email email@example.com to
The Glaven Centre is very grateful for your support. All
routes are dog friendly. There is ample car parking and The
Art Cafe have kindly offered their amenities to walkers.
For further information about events and to book please
call 01263 712202 or go to www.facebook.com/libholt.
Please check with the library first in case of any changes to
events. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Space Slime: Friday 2nd August 2-3.30pm. Try your hand
at making different types of slime! £5 per child. Ages 5+
Crafty Aliens!: Wednesday 7th and Tuesday 20th August
10-11.30am. Alien themed crafts with our Craft and Chatter
group! Make an alien, paint an alien, and lots more! £1 per
child. Different activities at each session. Ages 4+ Booking
Reading Dogs: 13th August 1.30-2.30pm. Meet PAT dog
Daisy and read her a story! Ages 3+ Booking essential.
Rocket Crafting!: Friday 16th August 3-4.30pm. Come
along for some simple rocket and space chase-themed
activities! Ages 3+ . No need to book, just come along!
Alien Storytime: Tuesday 27th August 11-12noon. Alien
stories and activities! No need to book, just come along!
Stories suitable for 3+ but all ages welcome.
Family History: Every Tuesday 10-12 noon. Drop-in
session with Val and Vic our Family History volunteers.
Please check with library first.
Stay and Play: Tuesdays term time 11-12 noon. Stories,
rhymes, cuppa and chat. Please check with library first.
Natwest Community Banker Drop-in: Last Tuesday in
month 10-12 noon - 27th August.
Computer Support Sessions: Help with tablets too. Every
Wednesday 10-12 noon. Book a free ½ or 1 hour session
with our Library IT Buddy Stephen.
Craft and Chatter: Every Wednesday 10-12 noon.
Chair Yoga: Every Wednesday 2 -3pm (check with tutor
first in case of holiday). £5. To book contact Toni on 07500
Barn Owl Book Group & Crime Book Group: Check
with library for next meeting.
Just a Cuppa: Every Friday 10.30am-12noon. Come and
join us for a drink and a chat.
MORSTON QUIZ ANSWERS
(Questions on Page 23)
1. Jupiter. 2. “Yesterday”. 3. The Ten Commandments.
4. James I. (Mary Queen of Scots and Charles I). 5. Red.
6. A storm. 7. Fretful. 8. Noon. 9. Kimbolton. 10. Gifted.
LANGHAM DOME NEWS
So much to report about the Dome in the last two
months that we could probably fill the entire magazine - so
The most important news item was the announcement
on 2 June that Langham Dome’s volunteers and trustees
have been awarded the “Queen’s Award for Voluntary
Service” - the highest national award there is for such
voluntary service and equivalent to a MBE. The award was
created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and
winners are announced each year on 2 June – the
anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. This year, there
were just 281 winners of the Award from across the UK,
and we are very proud that the hard work and commitment
of Langham Dome volunteers and trustees has been
Two representatives of the volunteers, Chrissie Halford
and John Allan, attended a garden party at Buckingham
Palace in May as the first part of the Award
ceremonies. If plans work out by the time
you read this there will have been a
ceremony at the Dome on 22 nd July when a
signed certificate from Her Majesty the
Queen, together with a crystal award with
the logo insignia, will have been presented
to FoLD by the Lord Lieutenant for Norfolk, Sir Richard
Jewson KCVO. We also have permission to use the official
QAVS Logo on behalf of Langham Dome.
As many Lynx readers will be aware on 1 June we held
a very successful RAF Langham Reunion and Dome
Heritage Day where we were privileged to welcome
Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord David Craig to open
the event. The official opening was preceded by a short
Commemoration Service led by Canon Peter Hartley, and at
which Squadron Leader Daniel Dobbins of The Royal
Australian Air Force, now serving in an exchange post at
RAF Waddington, laid a wreath on behalf of the Australian
High Commission Defence Staffs. The RAAF’s 455 Sqn
was based at Langham in 1944 and together with 489 Sqn
RNZAF formed the ANZAC Wing which carried out many
operations to support D Day - so in this 75 th Anniversary
Year it was particularly appropriate for Sqn Ldr Dobbins to
take part in our Reunion ceremonies and for us to remember
the sacrifices made by so many personnel serving so far
Event included a
display by both
the Hurricane and
Spitfire from the
Battle of Britain
and a show stopping display of aerobatics by Steve Carver
(a member of the Global Stars Aerobatic Team) in his Extra
260S. The Leopard Moth built in 1933 and the oldest in age
aircraft ever to be flown across the Atlantic (in 1997) was
also on display. The Norfolk Model Air Force showed some
of its quite outstanding aircraft models adding to the
aviation theme of the day. With the Friends of Langham
Village BBQ, a bar from the Binham Chequers, Ronaldo’s
Ice Cream, some great singing of 1940’s songs by Tara and
the Blighty Belles and support from other local museums
and charities there was something for everyone at the event,
and we have had very positive feedback including fulsome
praise from Lord Craig in the House of Lords - if you would
like to read what he said Google “Hansard” and put
“Langham Dome” in as the search term.
Extra 260S Display
If you would like more information on the Dome and
how to become a Friend of Langham Dome (where annual
membership gives unlimited free admission) or to join us as
a volunteer please contact our Dome Manager Joanna
Holden on 07760 193492 or e-mail: jo@langham
dome.org. For more details, including on the 1 June event,
opening hours etc, you can also check our web site at
FARMING UPDATE: MAY AND JUNE
Peas and Quiet
In the last issue I stated that a dry spring would have an
impact on the crops and that some rain would be welcome.
I should be careful what I wish for: in a two week period, at
the beginning of June, we recorded over 100mm (4”) of
rain, much of it coming in a three day spell that took its toll
on my (previously-rather-tall-but-now-significantly-shorter)
winter barley. The weight of the rain combined with the
Photos: John Allan
Photos: John Allan
weight of the ears of grain, perched atop a tall, slender stalk
means the slightest bit of wind causes it to fall over. In the
farming world, this is called ‘lodging’. Lodging is
particularly irksome because it not only lowers yield and
slows down harvest (it’s difficult for the combine to ‘pick it
up’ off the ground) but the crop has been nursed through the
whole year to then fall at the last hurdle.
Fortunately, things are not all that bad as any negative
effects in the winter barley were vastly outweighed by the
positive effects on every other crop. The wheat and spring
barley, which had started to go a little yellow in places,
turned green again and the sugar beet packed on lots of leafy
growth with the plentiful supply of moisture. The aim with
sugar beet is to achieve full canopy cover by the 21 st of
June, so the plants can intercept as much light as possible
during the long days and turn the energy into sugar.
Peas, too, benefitted from the rain and filled out to give a
good, thick crop before flowering in June. Such is the speed
of their life cycle that by the time you read this all the peas
will have been harvested, frozen and packed up in cold
storage; many may have already been shipped out and
eaten. Pea harvest is one of the most time-critical operations
in farming, as the peas must be frozen as soon as possible
after picking to retain their taste and texture – sometimes in
as little as 150 minutes! As such, it is coordinated by a
specialised team who use four pea viners to harvest most of
the pea crops in the North Norfolk area; they run 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week in order to grab as many peas as possible
at the optimum quality.
Other than the excitement of pea vining the weeks
leading up to cereals harvest are a little quieter so we clean
grain stores, repair kit and take some valuable time off
before the combine starts up. This year we were able to put
on an open day to show people round the farm and
demonstrate some of the things we do. It was fantastic to see
so many people there and meet those of you who live and
work alongside us in the area. It was a great success thanks
to the hard work of the staff and all those who contributed. I
hope a good time was had by all and I look forward to
seeing more of you over the summer period – enjoy the
weather! Jonathan Darby Albanwise Farm Manager
WEA WELLS AUTUMN TERM 2019
Our programme for the coming term follows the same
pattern as previous years with one long course and two
Saturday day schools, and our meetings continue to be held
in the Friends Meeting House, Church Street, Wells-nextthe-Sea,
NR23 1HZ. The only change is that the enrolment
process is now centralised. Details of how to enrol are given
below and for additional help and guidance please contact
our Secretary, Annie Whitelaw on 07856 792186 or at
Our long course for this term is ‘The Catastrophic
Century - plague, famine, pestilence and death in the 14th
century’ (Tuesdays 10.30 - 12.30). In a welcome return to
Wells, lecturer Brian Statham will explore the reigns of
Edward I, Edward II and Richard II, and describe how
Henry IV came to the throne. He will highlight the
successes and failures of some of these kings, identify
reasons for dissatisfaction with the Church, evaluate the
importance of the battles of Crecy and Poitiers and
summarise the changes and developments that affected C14
society. The 7 week course (cost £54) begins on 24th
September, with a half-term break on October 22nd.
Our first day school will be held on Saturday 5 October
(10am – 4pm) when Dr Nicholas James, lecturer in social
anthropology at Magdalene College, Cambridge will
present ’The Challenge of the Fens’. Once referred to as the
‘Holy Land of the English’, because of the many
monasteries in the area, the Fens are a unique landscape
with an intriguing history. The course (cost £18) will look at
the Fens, past, present and future, and examine their
ecological and social sustainability.
To enrol on either of the courses mentioned above please
go to www.wea.org.uk/eastern and enter ‘Wells-next-the-
Sea’ in the ‘town or postcode’ box at the top of the page.
This will take you to a webpage listing the Wells’ courses
that are currently booking. Click on the ‘view details’ button
next to the course you’re interested in and then follow the
‘Enrol online’ link at the bottom of the page. Alternatively
you can ring 0300 303 3464 and enrol by phone.
Contact: Jane Wheeler 01328 878656
The Hammond family has been part of Bale for
generations. David, who died on the 7th May was a typical
member of the clan. Farming has always been at the centre
of the family's life but its talent found other fields of
distinction. Following the classic pattern David, the
youngest son, took over the running of Manor Farm. His
older brothers, by way of Cambridge, took to careers in
veterinary medicine and engineering. John, the elder, had a
distinguished career at the Royal Dick Vet in Edinburgh,
following the family tradition which goes back to a forebear
who was an FRS.
During David's lifetime there was a huge change in
agricultural practice from labour intensive working to
mechanisation. In the case of Manor Farm some fourteen
men were reduced to two. David took it in his stride and
also found the energy to serve for decades as church
He was an outstanding games player. At Gresham's he
was in the rugger, hockey and cricket teams at a young age.
On the rugger field and on the cricket pitch one remembers
an attacking, if impetuous, performer. Hockey exactly fitted
his talents. He went on to win more than seventy caps
playing for the county in an era when Norfolk reached the
final of the County Championship. It is not surprising that
he also became an excellent golfer.
His dry sense of humour took leg pulling to extremes
and he used it when playing tennis to great effect. At the
centre there was a modest, rather old fashioned and
affectionate man whom we miss.
HUNDRED CLUB DRAW RESULTS
May 19 June 19
Martin Titmarsh £25 Kris Clarke £25
Geeta Maude-Roxby £10 Rose jewitt £10
Christina Broughton £5 Adam Chapman £5
Postan £5 Sybil Nash £5
THE FLOWERS OF THE FOREST
Here I am in Scotland in mid-June, where the weather is
cool but sunny in contrast to saturated Norfolk. We went for
a walk at Tentsmuir near the mouth of the Tay estuary – in
fact between two estuaries, the Eden flows out to the south
and the beach here at low tide appears to join up with West
Sands, but in between are sandbanks, quicksands and a
river. Tentsmuir forest's seaward edges are low sandy
hillocks covered with some marram and some machair-type
vegetation, full of flowers. This is an area full of ancient
archaeology, and flint tools used to be turned up by rabbits
Unfortunately, standard English-Doglish phrase books do not translate the
command, “Bring back my swimsuit this instant or I’ll marmalise you!”
until the myxomatosis disaster. It’s also next to a military
zone. A place full of complications and connections.
To my delight this June it is full of northern marsh
orchids, some bright purple flower heads five inches long. I
was so excited by the orchids I didn’t take enough notice of
all the other flowers. The woods in Scotland have totally
different understoreys to English woods; fern, lichen, and
moss are king, old birches growing out of mossy humps and
The next day we went further afield, past Dundee into
Angus, to Montreathmont Forest near Forfar. It’s Forestry
Commission like Tentsmuir, but much of what we walked
was open, some spruce but a lot of scots pine and the forest
floor covered in a mixture of different sorts of ferns and
mosses, heather and bilberry. There are supposed to be
capercaillies, but I think you would have to be up at dawn to
hear them. More flowers – a lot of bugle – occasional
orchids – beautiful dark blue speedwells and something
which I can only think is field forget-me-not as I can’t find
anything closer in Simon Harrap’s very thorough Wild
Flowers, but it stood out as strange, a more intense blue. We
followed some marked paths through open meadow (where
the bugles followed lines across the grass) with alders and
birches, ending up in a wood. We had to push/crawl through
small spruce and gorse on a supposed path, ended up soaked
and our clothes and hair full of pine needles, the spruce
branches low, sharp and painful. At last we fought our way
through to the high gorse edge of the trail; I had to sit on a
gorse bush to allow Bimba through. Real forest bathing.
We travelled further up the coast past Arbroath to a
favourite place, Lunan Bay, where Lunan Water exits from
behind huge dunes that block its valley, between red
sandstone cliffs on one side and metamorphic bluffs of red
and green veined rocks with beach caves on the other. The
grassy dunes and meadows have a different set of flowers
from the ones at Tentsmuir, full of colourful purple and
yellow vetches and very striking wild pansies that look like
a flock of yellow and violet-blue butterflies have settled in
At home again, Bale Churchyard has a wonderful show
of wild flowers, better than ever, and there is one perfect
common spotted orchid on the verge at the top of
Sharrington road, very pale pink, its bee-guide markings
BALE VILLAGE HALL NEWS
The village hall was transformed into an elegant “salon”
on Saturday 25th May, for the “Tea At The Ritz” in aid of
the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Waitresses Maggie and
Terri really got into the spirit in their uniform of black
dresses with white aprons and headwear – quite the 30’s
glamour! – and flowers and greenery adorned the room.
And the waitresses, plus Margaret & Win in the kitchen,
certainly had their work cut out as every table was occupied
and a very large amount of carbohydrate was consumed by
way of sandwiches (with the crusts cut off, obviously!),
scones and cakes.
Maggie’s beautiful flower arrangements were very
enticing raffle prizes and along with some fabulous Abahna
toiletries courtesy of Ed & Claire Croft and a selection of tea
-time goodies, the raffle made a substantial contribution to
the final total raised.
A cheque for £514 was sent to the EAAA, which has
been gratefully acknowledged as a very helpful contribution
to the cause of creating a 24/7 service. Thank you so much
to all who helped put the event together (with a special
mention for our friends at Sharrington Village Hall, who
kindly loaned us suitable tables free of charge) and all who
attended and were so generous in their support.
The Hall was also looking splendid for the Bale Painting
Group Open Day on Sunday 9th June. A wide variety of
work was on display, showing the progress many of the
group have made since its inception under Duncan Thomas.
One or two sales were made and it is hoped that this will
become an annual event.
The next occasion at the Hall (and in Will & Charlotte
Sankey’s field next door) is the Tractor Run on Sunday 14th
July. We’re keeping fingers crossed for good weather (at
time of writing) and a report on how it went will be in the
Two of the most popular evenings on our annual
calendar are coming up, so please reserve your places as
soon as possible for the Barbeque, 24th August (£15) and
the Harvest Supper, 5th October (£13). The feasting on both
occasions begins at 7pm. Call 01328 822012 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats.
The monthly social event that is traditionally known as
“Fish & Chips” will be on Fridays 9th August and 13th
September. Please note that the emphasis is on the social
aspect of these gatherings! For those who wish, fish & chips
will be collected from Fakenham (be at the Hall by 6.45 to
get your order in) but if you prefer not to eat, or indeed to
bring your own supper, you are still very welcome. Bring
your liquid refreshment of choice and enjoy a relaxed gettogether
with friends from Bale and further afield. PM
For the first time in living memory, the weather really let
us down for Bale Fete this year. After some lovely days, the
heavens opened on 8th June and the Hammond family went
into overdrive clearing space in the barns at Manor Farm to
make room for the event.
The rain was pretty relentless all afternoon but,
amazingly, the loyal supporters still arrived to buy from the
usual variety of stalls and to play the traditional games –
most of which seemed to be won by Joanna Hammond! It
was particularly good of the Hammond family to open up
their kitchen as the “wet weather” tea room, which was
made enthusiastic use of.
The amount raised this year was inevitably a little down
on previous (sunnier!) occasions, but with the total standing
at almost £2500, it was a very good effort by all concerned.
It was disappointing that we were unable to enjoy the
band this year but hopefully we will have them back next
time to add to the party atmosphere. Paula Moore
THE PURCELL SCHOOL AT BALE
For around 15 years, the Purcell School for young
musicians has been performing a Sunday afternoon concert
in Bale Church as part of their ‘Impulse’ outreach
This year was no exception and on 23rd June we
welcomed a lively and talented group of 16 and 17-yearolds
to entertain us on, possibly, the widest variety of
instruments they have brought so far. In addition to the
piano, we had a string quartet, flute, saxophone, harp,
accordion, trumpet and percussion, with some members of
the group performing on several of these. Some of the
pieces were arranged by the students, including the finale of
the programme “Donde Estas, Yolande?”, a fun and
uplifting song performed by the entire group in the form of a
Some of us were surprised when a member of the
audience – who is very much a regular at the Bale concert –
got up to announce a piano item, in what seemed quite
disparaging terms. It turned out simply to be modesty as
Tim Ambler had composed the piece himself! Carmen
Labrador Sanchez performed “Farewell to Cley” with great
style, so hopefully the composer approved…
In a Purcell School Concert that was thought to be one of
the best by many of the audience, the outstanding
performance was generally agreed to be by Bradley Ng,
who played a Lizst Ballade on the piano. Bradley combined
technical dexterity with musical sensitivity in a way which
left many of us breathless – a name to remember for the
This is an appropriate point to pay tribute to John
Schofield, who sadly lost his battle with leukaemia and
passed away earlier this year. The Purcell School fittingly
dedicated this year’s concert to him as he has been a
committed supporter since the beginning. It is not
overstating it to say that without John & Jean’s financial
support, the Norfolk concerts would probably not have
taken place. Although he had never been a full-time resident
of Bale, (he was very much a Yorkshireman) John and Jean
bought “The Lilacs” 40 years ago and since lovingly
restoring the property they have been stalwarts of Bale life,
usually here for the fete, the barbecue and other village hall
events and, of course, The Purcell School visit.
John loved the music, sat in the front row and showed
his admiration for the performers with his customary
warmth and enthusiasm. He was also a generous and loyal
member of the church congregation, attending whenever he
was in the village for the weekend, often with a grandchild
or two, and singing lustily from the back. John was a kind
and generous man, a loving family man whose wife,
children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He will
be very much missed.
Contact: Liz Brady 01328 830830
BINHAM PARISH COUNCIL
At the recent annual meeting of the Binham Parish
Council (PC), we were delighted to welcome the new
NNDC councillor Richard Kershaw. The PC members were
duly elected with one vacancy, an additional individual has
been co-opted. The PC members include Liz Brady (Chair)
and Liz Brown (Vice Chair), Stan Hewitt, Helen Owen,
Pennie Alford, Mike Bond, Kevin Cooke and supported by
Keith Leesmith (Parish Clerk).
As there is very little to report this month, I thought I
would take the opportunity to tell you how the PC is run. It
meets six times each year at 19.30 on the third Monday of
the following months: January, March, May, July,
September and November. The agendas, minutes and other
reports from NNDC and NCC councillors can be found at
www.binhampc.nofolkparishes.gov.uk and are also
posted on the village notice boards (Bus Shelter - Front
Street and Westgate -Warham Road).
The PC welcomes everyone to meetings, tea and coffee
is served half-an-hour before each meeting starts providing
an opportunity to meet and chat informally about village
affairs. We encourage comments from audience members
whenever possible as this enhances the PC’s debate and
decision making on behalf of the Parish.
However, only Councillors are legally entitled to take
part in the debate and vote. Any such involvement however
is always at the discretion of the Chairman.
The PC would always welcomes comments related to
matters arising within the Parish and we hope that we can
assist in any way possible for the betterment of the Parish.
The date of the next meeting is Monday 16th September
at the usual time in the Memorial Hall. Elizabeth S Brady
AFTERNOON TEA IN BINHAM PRIORY
Every Friday afternoon during August
The afternoon tea is provided by volunteers in the
Church every Friday afternoon during August. Tempting
homemade cakes, scones and biscuits will be awaiting your
visit. Why not come and have a walk around the Priory
uins and church and stop for tea and cakes.
We would suggest a donation of £2.50 for adults and
£1.50 for children, all proceeds help towards the upkeep of
the Church. We look forward to welcoming you for a visit
and some refreshments.
BINHAM PRIORY CONCERTS, 2019
Saturday 3rd Aug. Norwich Baroque
Saturday 24th Aug. Jonathan Sage and Eleanor Kornas
(clarinet and piano)
Saturday 31st Aug. Civitas Ensemble (string quartet with
readings, motets and paintings, a cross-arts venture)
Friday 6th Sept. Heath Quartet (string quartet)
Saturday 21st Sept. Xuefei Yang (classical guitar) by
Advance tickets (£18 per concert) are available from
Maureen Frost, 01328 830362, davidfrost226@
btinternet.com or at the door on the night, but please check
A QUIET DAY
Tuesday October 1st 10am to 3pm
Priory Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross, Binham
Quiet Days are an invaluable time to pause and reflect
alone, and with small group of others.
They are led by Susanna Gunner, chaplain to the former
Bishop of Norwich, who has a national reputation for her
spirituality and knowledge of art and music.
This will be a day not to be missed for refreshment and
reflection, laughter and learning.
Contact Maureen Frost 01328 830362 or Fiona Newton
01328 830947 for more details.
BINHAM VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL
After many years of sterling service, the cooker in the
Hall has come to the end of its working life. We are in the
process of ordering a new one and June Read, who so
brilliantly runs the 100 Club, has proposed that some of the
funds raised by the 100 Club go towards paying for it. This
is exactly what the 100 Club is for! June works extremely
hard and the Trustees are so grateful to her. We are going to
name the cooker ‘June 100’! There are some numbers left to
purchase at the very reasonable price of £12 for the year so
please do get in touch to buy one for you or as a present for
a loved one.
The Village Show is scheduled for August 4th from 1-
4pm and we are nearly there. All show entries to be at the
Hall by 11am. The classes are on the Facebook page and
website www.binhamvillagehall.co.uk. Judging will take
place between 11.30am and 1pm and the hall will be open
for viewing and teas at 2pm. Keep an eye out for the
posters. We are looking forward to a day of sunshine and
laughter so do put the date in your diary. Mary Hunt
BINHAM YARD SALE
Sunday August 25th 2019 10am-3pm
Binham will be holding a yard sale, an opportunity to
declutter. The proceeds will be donated to the Nelson's
Journey, a charity for young bereaved children.
Refreshments and maps can be purchased from the
Chequers. If you are interested in holding a yard sale it will
cost £10. In order to put your yard on the map please
contact: Angie 01328 830098, Chrissie 01328 830378 or
Steph 01328 830760.
BINHAM ART GROUP
Plans are well advanced for the Binham Art Group’s
19th Annual Exhibition over the weekend 27th & 28th July.
More than 120 paintings will be on display together with
our popular ‘have a go’ table for aspiring young artists.
Entry is free and this year we are supporting the Wells
Community Hospital as our nominated charity. Each year
the standard of work improves, and this year promises to be
no exception. A full report will posted in the next issue of
the Local Lynx.
Meantime, our soft pastel demonstration on 18th June by
Gareth Jones proved very popular with 21 attendees
enjoying Gareth’s informative and entertaining presentation.
His subject was a seascape with breaking waves and after
lunch 14 ‘students’ applied their newly acquired skills to use
under Gareth’s watchful eye producing some creditable
paintings. A full report with photos has been posted on
News Blog on our website.
Our May monthly competition was won by Brenda
Wilde with a very pleasing portrait of “Annie”, which has
been hanging in the Gallery @ The Chequers. We had a
dead heat in the voting for the June competition with Sandra
Copas’s acrylic painting of “The Rocks” contrasting nicely
with Pauline Taylor’s watercolour of “Peonies”. For more
information about the group visit our website
www.binhamartgroup.weebly.com. John Hill
BINHAM YOUTH GROUP
Binham Youth group is held in the Binham Memorial
Hall on Wednesdays 6-8 pm, term time only, age 5-16
years, £1 entry fee, tuck shop. All staff DBS checked. We
now have a NO mobile phones policy.
We have art ‘n’ craft, board games, table tennis, pool
table, karaoke, books, 10-pin bowling, indoors during
winter and summer time we use the large playing field and
play equipment or just chill out and make new friends.
“There’s lots of fun” (Ben)
We are always looking for volunteers to help out, even if
only now and again. Contact Amanda Able (01328 830828)
or Andrew Marsh (01328 830178) for further information.
HINDRINGHAM & BINHAM OPEN CIRCLE
Hindringham Village Hall
We are a women’s group that meet on the third
Thursday of each month at 7.15pm.
It would be lovely to welcome new members to our
group. Either come along or ring our secretary Sue Elkins
01328 878487 for more information.
We don't meet in August, our next meeting will be on
19 th September when GP Emily Waits will lead a question
and answer event on women’s health. Sue Elkins
BINHAM LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
Andrew Tullet will give the next talk entitled ‘The
history of Norfolk on a stick - village signs and their stories’
on Thursday 26 th September 2019 at 7.30pm in the
CYCLING RACE THROUGH BINHAM
Norfolk played host to British National Road Race
Championships 2019 on Thursday 27th and Sunday 30th
June. The time trials were held at Sandringham on 27th and
the road races on 30th started and finished in Norwich city
centre, with the men covering 125.2 miles and the women
83.5.There was also a Prestige 100 mile ride for amateur
The routes headed north out of the city centre, via
Wroxham to Cromer and then westwards to through the
coastal villages of Salthouse, Cley, around the quay at
Blakeney and then through Stiffkey and the Quay at Wells
next to the Sea. The men’s course then looped through
Holkham Hall twice , making up the extra distance, before
beginning the return journey via Warham and passing
through Binham and Hindringham and travelling back to
Norwich via Guist.
At about 11.15am on Sunday 30th spectators and
marshals were gathered around the Chequers inn and the
small village green excitedly
awaiting the sighting of the first
cyclist. This was proceeded by a
rolling road block managed by
police motorbikes to halt the traffic
and pedestrians for obvious safety
reasons for all concerned. It was all
quite a spectacle watching the police First cyclist arriving in Binham.
working in sequence halting the
traffic. And then all of a sudden the first lead cyclist Ian
Stannard came whizzing through at a very fast pace and was
literally gone in a flash up Front Street off to Hindringham
rapidly followed by a motorbike outrider and support
vehicle carrying all the necessary spares. A space of 30
seconds and whoosh! Three more appeared and went
rapidly out of sight followed by the main peloton of riders
that included Britain’s famous world championship sprinter
Mark Cavendish MBE. Then came the main cavalcade of
support cars and motorbikes and emergency ambulance,
horns blowing, people clapping and cheering…and then as
quick as it had come it had all gone and was over.
Later in the afternoon the ladies race came through, the
lead car had a loudspeaker commentary and said ‘oh
another lovely village with a pub!’
The Prestige 100 followed a similar route in between the
two main races. The day was enjoyed by many spectators
and participants and did much to promote our beautiful
North Norfolk for the cyclists.
SWIFTS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS
A swift return
Every year as regular as clockwork, a set of visitors
return to Binham to spend time enjoying the summer sun
and village life. These are not our usual holiday visitors who
arrive by car but those who fly on the wing all the way up
from their wintering homes in Africa to spend time breeding
here in the UK before beginning the long journey back
These are the common swift (Apus Apus) arriving from
early May and departing early August. In addition we can
expect to see the house martin (Delichon urbicum) arriving
late April early May and departing September/October.
arn swallow (Hirundo rustica) arriving late March/April
and can be seen till as late as October.
Swift House Martin Swallow
This year the swifts returned to Binham as ever with
clockwork precision on the 8th May, how they achieve their
remarkable journey from Africa with such accurate timing
is one of nature’s wonders. With the use of ringing and
more recently geolocaters by the British Trust for
Ornithology, the mystery of their journeys has been
One individual (interestingly called A322!) was tagged
on 21/22 July 2010 in Cambridgeshire and was recorded on
its southward journey back. The bird’s southward route
followed roughly what the ornithologists expected, with the
bird flying through Spain and West Africa, before turning
inland from Senegal, across the continent to the rainforests
of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it spent much
of the winter. It was always thought that swifts return
journey to the UK came back in a straight northerly
direction. Instead, the bird headed out across the Atlantic
near the mouth of the Congo River in an arc up to Liberia,
pausing there for around ten days before embarking on the
final, rapid leg of its journey back to the UK.
Although A322 completed the last leg of the journey in
five days, other birds tagged took longer. In total, A322
covered 12,400 on its migration. Others went further,
covering distances of more than 17,000 miles which is all
the more remarkable for a creature that has a measurement
of less than 7 inches.
Swifts like to nest in the roofs of old buildings and use
the same nest year after year, just adding fresh material.
Their numbers here in the UK are estimated at around
85,000 breeding pairs. They spend their life almost entirely
on the wing and can mate, as well as eat and feed in flight.
On a July summer evening, it is worth visiting the
Chequers Inn and sitting with a cool drink and watch from
the seats outside on Front Street, the stunning aerial
acrobatic display of these birds as they congregate near to
their nests, literally screaming and wheeling like fighter
pilots over the rooftops and souring up into the sky.
Painted Lady gathering
Another visitor from Africa and the
Middle East puts in an appearance in
the summer months in our gardens.
The painted lady butterfly is a most
attractive migrant visitor. The numbers usually seen are not
significant but every now and again there is a massive surge
in the number. The last time was in 2009. The butterfly
breeds on its journey northwards and it was reported in
March this year from Cyprus by a member of the Butterfly
Conservation Group of very large numbers present.
In the past few weeks, a heatwave in Europe means that
many painted lady caterpillar foodplants may have become
desiccated, rendering them unsuitable for breeding. This
may be an additional factor driving the Painted Lady to
cooler areas to the UK where the foodplants supply remain
On Saturday 15th June, as we walked along Front Street
in Binham it was awash with large clouds of Painted Lady
butterflies swarming around the flowers; in particular they
were enjoying the wild valerian. We managed to count 80.
As at beginning of July the numbers present had diminished
with just occasional ones in the garden. Hopefully the
females are now laying eggs and we shall see local born
painted ladies take flight from late August.
Another visitor to our garden in the
summer is the beautiful day flying
hummingbird hawk moth. It too
enjoys the valerian and can also be
seen at dawn and dusk and even in the
BINHAM MEMORIAL HALL
100+ Club winners
May winners: £25 Polly Hunt, £10 Pennie and Neil Alford,
L.Wynder, £5 Tony Pepper, G Savory, Mike Bond.
June winners: £25 Tony Pepper, £10 David Frost, Oliver
Wales, £5 Paul Frost, Kevin Cooke, Polly Hunt.
If anyone would like to join the 100+ club, please call at
8 Priory Crescent or ring June Read on 01328 830106.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
A saying by 19th century Cree Indian:
Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught, will
we realise that we cannot eat money.
Contact: Maurice Matthews 01328 830350
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL UPDATE
Update on the money raised at the Cockthorpe
Christmas Tree Festival
Tracey and I went to Norwich to meet the team at the
Neo Natal Intensive Care ward to discuss how to spend the
money as we had raised a staggering amount.
We met the family liaison nurse whose job is to try and
keep families together; even though the baby is premature it
is still very much part of the family. It was both eye opening
and heart wrenching as we take it for granted that all
premature babies would have the same care and attention
from the brilliant doctors and nurses; however they lack
vital equipment. This includes a specialist incubator, the
price of which is mind bogglingly huge - but we could help.
The money that you all helped to raise will enable them
to purchase an electrical board to upgrade an incubator that
monitors, regulates oxygen levels, and administers drugs all
without disturbing the baby; a marvellous and simple
sounding thing but of vital importance. This area only has
five incubators, all at the Norfolk and Norwich so when the
unit is full mothers and babies risk being separated by long
I would have given them anything to improve the
situation and thanks to all your hard work and generous
donations and the wonderful promise from the Red Socks
Charity who agreed to match us pound for pound, we raised
enough money to give them a another electrical board to
upgrade a further incubator.
I was so proud to present a cheque that will enable them
to keep another tiny Norfolk baby with its family.
A heartfelt thank you to you all.
Contact: Julie Wiltshire
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Animal Blessing Service
Sunday 11 th August, 11am
Animals teach us so much - and challenge some of us a
great deal! This special service is an opportunity to thank
God for his creatures in our care, and to ask for God’s
blessing on them.
Don’t be afraid to bring your dog or cat or rat or spider...
we’ve never (yet!) had a disaster or fight. The pews keep the
animals - and their owners - safely apart! Fiona Newton
Norfolk Churches Bike Ride Sat. 14 th September
Please join the Norfolk bike ride when you can visit as
many of our lovely churches as possible and raise money
for both our own church and the Norfolk Churches Trust,
who support so many Norfolk churches. Last year we raised
an amazing £1,200 which was split equally between the
work of our village church and the Trust. The key to success
is not so much how many churches you visit but how many
friends and family you persuade to sponsor you – so please
start asking now! Forms for sponsorship will be at the back
of the church or available from Sam Duncan (01328
830258) in due course. Ian Newton
CELEBRATIONS AND SAD FAREWELLS
June was a busy month for weddings and funerals.
Packed churches celebrated the weddings of Ruth Thomas
and her fiancé Joe Howard, on Saturday 8 th June, and of
Nina Chang and her fiancé Jonathan Smith on Saturday 22 nd
We held the funeral and burial of Heather Anthony on
Monday June 17 th . Heather lived at Porch House, on the
Langham Road, for many years with her husband Kenneth
who died in 1994. Since then she had lived in Kent near her
And also sadly, we bade farewell to Michael Kimmins
on Tuesday June 11 th . Michael was a qualified architect who
produced meticulous drawings in his role in charge of
church fabric, over many years, and saw through many
important projects. In addition, his detailed plan of the
churchyard is still very important today. Although he left the
PCC in the 1990s, he continued to give valuable service to
our worship as our organist, playing initially for four
services a month and drawing on a carefully compiled list of
hymns which he matched with equal care to the lectionary
readings. He has been a faithful servant of the various
churches in our group for many years, and his service was
packed with many from the village and wider community
who came to pay their respects and give thanks for his life.
We offer our love and prayers to Rosemary, Rachel and
HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING
Saturday 31 st August, 10.30am
St Andrew’s Church
A coffee morning and more to support building the new
Priscilla Bacon Lodge Hospital in Norwich.
Priscilla Bacon Lodge is the specialist palliative care
hospital in Norwich. As many of you will know, they
supported my husband John and myself through the latter
stages of John’s illness. The staff and volunteers provided
the most amazing care, but in out-dated and cramped
facilities. There is now an opportunity to build a new
hospital, closer to the main N&N hospital, but we need to
raise £12.5 million to ensure this development can go ahead.
Many of us in this community have needed, or will need
the help of Priscilla Bacon Lodge. Please come along on
August 31 st to support us and tell everyone you can, to come
Also in support of the project and starting in mid
September, I will be walking the 800 KM of ‘El Camino de
Santiago de Compostela’, just me and a rucksack. It should
take me just over 5 weeks. To find out how to sponsor me,
please come to the coffee morning or email me:
FIELD DALLING & SAXLINGHAM
Saturday 10 th August, 2-4pm, Villagers’ Hall
Our annual fete will be held as usual at the Villagers’
Hall, Holt Road, Field Dalling. Final plans are almost
complete and all the traditional stalls and games will be
present with plenty of things on offer as well as one or two
new ideas. Any final contributions for the stalls can be left at
the Villagers’ Hall on Friday 9 th August and homemade
cakes and buns on Saturday morning. It is our main
fundraising event of the year, and the more we have, the
more we can raise. In addition there will be refreshments
with teas and cake, hot dogs and strawberries and ice cream
throughout the afternoon plus excellent music provided
once again by the Norfolk Jazz Quartet who return by
Everyone is welcome and many of our visitors like to
return each year, so please come and bring your families,
friends and visitors with you. There’s lots on offer, from
trying your luck and having fun with the games, browsing
or purchasing something from the stalls, or just sitting and
enjoying the atmosphere and refreshments whilst listening
to the music and having a chat. Bridget Nicholson
(01328 830614) and the fete committee
May: £50 John Rayner; £25 Andrew Cuthbert; £15
Steve Collins. June: £50 Fenella Greenfield; £25 Carolyn
Haywood; £15 Julie Wiltshire
Funds raised for the village hall continue to be used to
help with building maintenance and improvements.
Hopefully you will have noticed a new bench has been
installed just outside the village hall, a place to rest and chat
with fellow villagers.
Also recently installed is a new set of white PVC glazed
front doors allowing light into the inside hall. As a
consequence a limited number of keys have been issued.
The next coffee morning is on Wednesday 14th August.
Coffee mornings are held every second Wednesday of the
month in the village hall at Field Dalling, 10.30 a.m. to 12
noon. Why not pop in to try the fresh coffee, tea, homemade
cake and biscuits? It’s a great chance to meet new people or
catch up with old friends. Refreshments are free of charge,
but donations are gratefully received. Hope to see you there.
A date for your diary: Wednesday 11th September is the
Autumn Special coffee morning. Mel and Brian Goodale
Important Diary Dates
Bingo Nights: 16 th Aug, 13 th Sep, 11 th Oct, 15 th Nov, 13 th
Dec. Village Fete: 10 th Aug. Autumn Special Coffee
Morning: 11 th Sept. Harvest Supper: 12 th Oct. Christmas
Fair: 23 rd Nov. Parish Council: 9 th Sep, 11 th Nov. Mobile
Post Office: Every Wed, 9.45-10.45am.
It has been confirmed by the North Norfolk District
Council that the proposed Highfields scheme will not go
ahead. Thank you to all those who coordinated and
supported the campaign team efforts.
Contact: John Blakeley 01263 861008
50/50 Club Draw Results
David Paton £25.00 Noel Hinton £15.00
Peter Howard £20.00 Fred Worsley £10.00
John Arthurson £15.00 Virginia Worsley £5.00
David Vaughan £10.00 Marcus Aitman £5.00
Isaac Buchanan £10.00 Dorothy Tomic £5.00
Elaine Vaughan £5.00 Joy Luscombe £5.00
Tom Elwell £5.00 Lynn Marr £5.00
Lauren Aitman £5.00
Libby Norton £5.00
The final draw of the 2018/2019 subscription year took
place on 25 th May. The accounts for the year have been
posted on the Friends N/B at the Institute, but the bottom
line is that the 50:50 Club and Coffee mornings contributed
£1,045.62 to the charity in the past 12 months - a small
increase on the 1017/2018 total. Thanks to all involved for
joining the club and for your support - especially the
members who help with refreshments at the monthly coffee
mornings and Myfi Everett for organising the event.
If you have not already renewed, or are new to the
village and would like to join, can we please ask for the
subscriptions for the next year, ie from now to May 2020
inclusive, to be paid as soon as possible, It costs just £1.00
per month (payable in advance for the remainder of the year
to May 2020) to join and you can get your subscriptions and
more back if you are lucky enough to win a prize. As
confirmed above the 50:50 Club contributes over £1000 per
annum to the “Friends” funds.
Payments can also include your “Friends” membership
of a minimum of £5.00 per annum (or part of a year), and a
cheque, cash or BACS payment of just £17.00 per person
will cover both. Cheques should please me made out to
FOGPC. BACS payments can be made as detailed below,
but please inform John Blakeley (e-mail: jbconsult@
btinternet.com) if you pay by BACS so that records can be
kept up to date and you do not miss the chance to participate
in a future draw. Some subscriptions are already “rolling in”
so thanks if you have already re-joined.
The Friends membership and any other donation, but not
the 50:50 Club subscriptions, can be Gift Aided and if you
have not already completed a form we would, be most
grateful if you could consider doing this – provided you are
and remain a taxpayer of course.
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To once again quote the motto of a somewhat larger
lottery can we remind you that “you have to be in it to win
Myfi Everett & John Blakeley
ST MARY’S CHURCH NEWS
In May, Jeremy and Marie Denholm very kindly
organised the annual churchyard clear up. What a great job
everyone did and our thanks go to all who helped and
especially Marie and Jeremy It was quite a social affair with
delicious hot sausages provided by The Hall, to enjoy after
all the hard work.
Fred’s bench is in place. Well done John and Diane for
organising it, and thank you to Michael Bunting for securing
it in place. Fred would have been thrilled. It sits tucked
away on the south side and is in a real sun trap. A lovely,
peaceful, place to enjoy.
The annual churches’ bike ride will take place on
September 14th. Sadly, David and I will cycle for St
Mary’s. Would anyone like to join us? Sponsorship would
be most gratefully received! Penny Brough Church Warden
FRIENDS OF GUNTHORPE PC
As we have just finished another year and will have held
our AGM before this issue comes out this is probably a
good time for the Friends committee and I to thank all who
have supported this past year, enabling us to continue to
maintain the fabric of St. Mary’s Gunthorpe Church. By
renewing your membership to The Friends (at a minimum
of £5 per year) and The 50/50 Club (at £12 per year) we are
able to continue this maintenance. Many of you very kindly
add a donation to your £5 annual membership fee and we
are truly grateful for this.
The 50/50 Club, thanks to the diligence of John Blakeley
and Myfi Everett - helped by Nuala and many others -
continues to raise over £1000 a year. What a tribute to all
who run it and participate in it and to support us. We have
started the next year well, and many thanks to who have
responded to John’s ‘hit’. However membership is slightly
down so If you are not a member please consider joining us
– as another well known organisations says ‘You have to be
in it to win it’.
The Committee, as always, has been great. Thanks to
you all for making it fun… for never running out of energy.
For collecting and recording subscriptions John Blakeley
gets the Gold-Star! Thanks for running the 50/50 Club
Coffee Mornings (John, Myfi, Nuala and all who contribute
prizes and refreshments), for delivering our news in the
village (Doreen and Di Arthurson), to Pippa for all the help
and care required for all our annual functions, to David and
Penny Brough for liaising with us and the PCC, and to
Richard Redmayne, who has now served a year as treasurer
and is kindly keeping us ‘in order’. We continue to have
some joint meetings with the Village Institute and Fete
Committee to remind us all we are on the same ‘team’.
Many thanks to all of them.
As already reported, Fred Morley died in January. He
had lived in Gunthorpe all his life until moving to Kingsgate
Resident Care Home just before his 89th Birthday. He was a
pillar of the Church as Church Warden and Church
Gardener. He embraced all aspects of the Church
wholeheartedly with quiet devotion and a dry sense of
humour. He was a very special man and will be very much
missed. A tree and bench have been added to the
Churchyard in memory of Fred. You can sit there, in the
Churchyard he so dearly loved, and look back at the house
where he lived. How lovely we can always ‘visit’ him there.
The recent Churchyard Clear-Up, though attended by
fewer people, was a great success, as was the 2018 Harvest
Supper. We will know by the time you read this but as ever
we hope for good weather this year for the Fete BBQ on
Saturday 27th July at 7pm in the Gunthorpe Hall Garden
and of course for the Fete itself on the 28 th .
Marie Denholm Friends Chairman
Steve & Alison Snelling
We offer a warm welcome to Steve and Alison Snelling
who, along with children Thomas (17) and Anna (14), have
moved into Victory Cottage. This will be a second family
home and their main home is in Bishop’s Stortford, where
Alison is a primary school teaching assistant and Steve is an
accountant, working in the City. Children Thomas and
Anna are both keen cricketers and hockey players. Both
play cricket at county level albeit for different counties with
Thomas playing for Hertfordshire and Anna for Essex. As
always we hope they will be very happy in their new home
in our friendly and eclectic village community.
We have not said goodbye to the previous owners of
Victory Cottage, Alex and Michelle Worrall, as they have
bought Ashdale - and we look forward to seeing them in
their new village home as well.
Ken & Chris Foster
We also offer a warm village welcome to Ken and Chris
Foster (and three hens) who have moved to Stonebeck,
which will be their permanent home. Both are retired;
although Ken still does part-time work at Cley Nature
Reserve. They had their own nursery business in
Nottinghamshire before moving to Kelling in 2006 and both
had worked in what was then Emcy’s Garden Centre before
retirement. We wish them a happy and enjoyable life in
their new home.
ALAN JOHN RUSSELL
Albeit rather belatedly we were very sad to hear that
Alan Russell died just before last Christmas, 2018, aged 69.
He had been unwell for some years.
Alan and his wife Linda have owned
Waterloo Cottage for some time but
health problems have meant that they
have not been able to visit it regularly
for some time.
Both Alan and Linda were regular
supporters of village functions and
Alan’s chef skills came to the fore at several events. Alan
joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers on
leaving school. On leaving the Army he had an
apprenticeship as a plumber but then went to work on
Estates management for UCH - and whilst there was
granted the Freedom of the city of London for his work on
water filtration systems. Leaving UCH he did further
courses qualifying as a Health and Safety Consultant.
When he worked in Health and Safety he spent some
weeks advising on HSE matters in Afghanistan which led to
him writing an article in the Lynx on his experiences there,
and suggestions from some of us that this was “coals to
Newcastle” and it might be a bit late for HSE advice in this
We offer our deepest condolences to Linda and her
THE 1552 INVENTORY OF GUNTHORPE
ST MARY’S CHURCH GOODS
This extract from the work of Gunthorpe historian Ray
Steffans provides a fascinating insight into our church
almost 500 years ago.
At this time, inventories were made not only to
determine the extent of the physical possessions of the
church. The value of such possessions was estimated item
by item, and the value of the living assessed. At the same
time, statistics were obtained as to the numbers attending
church. From the inventory decisions could be made as to
what could be spared for other churches, or what could be
sold for the benefit of the parish generally or the poor in
On an historical note, this was the year in which the
revised Prayer Book was legally sanctioned, and when
Cranmer was completing his work on the ''Articles of
Religion”. Organised religion was not in a very healthy
state. Preachers were few, and it was often the case that
laymen were appointed to a living by nobility and gentry.
The living thus became a sinecure and parochial services
became neglected, although this was probably not the case
here at Gunthorpe. Within a year of this Inventory, the
country was to revert to Catholicism, with the accession of
The period was not long after the Reformation, and it
was not uncommon for churches to have to dispose of some
of their furnishings and valuables. The Inventory had to be
signed by the parson and by two townsmen, and then passed
to the Commissioners. The latter were, usually, prominent
men in the county. They, or their deputies, might reserve
certain items to be kept by the church concerned. Anything
not so reserved had to be sold.
Our church then, externally at least, would have seemed
much as it is today. The roof covering, however, would
have been different, and there would have been no
gravestones in the churchyard. The tower had been added
since the 1368 inventory, and it then contained three bells.
Two of them were sold and the remaining bell did not
survive for very long - the present bell being of a later date.
It was not long after this inventory that the present
communion cup (dated 1567) was obtained.
The document for Gunthorpe was signed by the parson
''Sir" John Davye ("Sir" being a courtesy title only), the two
churchwardens who signed under him being John Longston
and Robert Stemmes. Longston died here in 1582 and
Stemmes (or Stemys) in 1558. The latter was churchwarden
for Thornage also and signed the inventory for that church
in 1552. For convenience of reading, the original document
has been modernised here, although a short extract from the
original version is given also.
The Inventory begins:
"In primis too payer of chalyce of Sylver gilt weyenge
xxiiij ownces iij quarters whereof one payer weithe xij
ownces iij quarters .... "
The modernised form reads:
"Firstly, two pair of silver-gilt chalices weighing 24¾
ounces one pair being 12¾ ounces and valued at 46 shillings
and 9 (old) pence, and the other being of 12 ounces valued
at 44 shillings (each ounce being valued at three shillings
and eight pence). Also, six copes. one of cloth of gold, or
bawdkyn, valued at 40 shillings, one of blue velvet (20
shillings) one of white damask (6 shillings and 8 pence), one
black cope of Bruges satin (3/4) and two old copes, valued
at 3 shillings and 4 pence, one being green and the other
blue. Seven vestments: one of blue velvet (13 shillings and 4
pence), one of red damask (6 shillings and eight pence), one
of white silk (3 shillings and 4 pence), one of white fustian
(2 shillings), and old vestments (blue and black) valued at
twelve peace each. One silver paxe, part gilt, weighing 7½
ounces, valued at 3/8 per ounce. One silver censer weighing
nine ounces, valued at 3 shillings and 4 pence per ounce.
One tunacle, value sixpence, and three bells in the steeple,
weighing 28 cwt altogether and valued at 15/-per
hundredweight (individual bells weighing 12, 9 and 7
hundredweight). Lastly, three small bells weighing twelve
pounds, together with two clappers, value being 2 shillings
and six pence”. A note at the end of this inventory and
valuation reads: ''Reserved: one bell weighing nine
hundredweight and a chalice weighing 12¾ ounces"
The benefice, or value of the living, is given as 13
pounds 6 shillings and 8 pence (not a great deal higher than
it had been two hundred years before). ''Goods" were valued
at £5, and the ''Stok” of the church at 4 pounds, 13 shillings
and 4 pence. The latter was, usually, the small amount of
money available for charitable purposes, such as the relief of
the local poor. Two explanations should be given. A
"tunacle", now known as a tunicle, is a short Eucharistic
vestment. According to the rank of the wearer it could be
simple or ornate. (In 1965 when this was originally written
this garment would cost over £10, as compared with six old
pence then). The "hundredweight" in those days was 100lb.
GUNTHORPE MUSICIAN DESIGNS
PROGRAMME FOR PRIORY CONCERT
Gunthorpe resident Jane Carwardine is the principal
second violinist of the City of London Sinfonia, and she has
devised a programme of Chamber Music
for the community to be performed by the
Civitas Ensemble at Binham Priory on
Saturday 31st August - commencing at
The Civitas Ensemble is a new group
formed from outstanding professional
musicians from this country’s leading chamber groups who
seek to create original performances in special architectural
buildings to utilize their unique space and also involve the
community to which they belong.
Civitas members Steve Bingham (Violin) and Brenda
Stewart (Viola) are members of the Bingham String Quartet
which is well known for its numerous recordings, their work
for radio and television and touring here in the UK and
worldwide. Steve is also internationally renowned for his
solo violin recitals and has appeared as guest leader with
several UK orchestras. Brenda also performs with Steve in
“Duos with a Difference” and has recently become the vicar
of Wells next the Sea.
The other members Jane Carwardine (Violin) and Jane
Fenton (Cello) are founder members of the Guildhall
Strings which went on to win major international prizes, to
tour the world making its Carnegie Hall debut in 1991 and
record for RCA and Hyperion. It has a strong connection
with Gunthorpe as it was formed from a course held at the
Hall and returned several times when preparing for
Jane Fenton has also co-founded the International Music
Festival in Alcala Spain and she is the principal cellist of
Jane Carwardine’s previous work in devising similar
music programmes, included the very popular ‘Devil’s
Violin’ performed at the sell out concert at the Wilton
Music Hall London and St Andrews Church in Holt in
February 2017, has been highly acclaimed by the City of
The music to be played by the ensemble for this concert
will include Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Part, Glass and
Macmillan. Two choral works by Byrd and Ola Gjeilo will
be performed, along with readings of poems by Yeats,
Sassoon and Idris Davies. There will be a short meditation
and some local artwork on display. The performances will
be in different parts of the priory to make use of the
wonderful acoustic in an immersive way.
Tickets are £18 and to book contact Maureen Frost
01328 830362 or email email@example.com.
Tickets may be available on the door but are limited to 180
Contact: Christina Cooper 01328 830207
FROM THE REGISTERS
Jay Pradip Doshi with Hannah Jane Woodward Thompson
18th May 2019
FRIENDS OF LANGHAM
200 Club Draw Winners
May 2019 £10 June 2019 £20
117 Mr E Allen 151 Mrs I Rossiter
138 Mrs M Freeth 75 Mr P Wright
63 Mr A Laurence 186 Mrs B Newman
165 Mr J Fisher
163 Mrs D Gadsdon
181 Mr E Wenman FOL Committee
FOL ANNUAL MYSTERY TRIP
The FOL would once again like to invite Langham
Senior Citizens to join us on our Annual Mystery Trip on
Thursday 5 th September. Unfortunately this time we have to
limit numbers to 24 maximum, so this will be on a first
come first served basis. Also it involves spending some time
outdoors with a maximum of 5 or 6 steps. As before, we
leave from the Blue Bell at 10am with the same charge of
£15 to include lunch.
Please contact Peter Barlow on 01328 830606 or John
Hughes on 01328 830595 asap to book your place. FOL
STALL ON THE GREEN
Please Bake For Us!
The cake and produce stall will be open for business on
The Green in Langham for all the Saturdays in August from
9.30-11am, starting on Saturday 3 rd .
We would be very grateful for any contribution of cakes
and produce for us to sell. Proceeds are for Langham
Church General Fund. Come along and see us.
This year Sue Page has offered to oversee this event, her
contact number is 01328 830171 if you would like to
contribute cakes/produce to the stall.
FOL ROUNDERS & BBQ NIGHT
Wednesday 7th August
6pm on the Playing Field
Saturday 24 th August 10-11.30am
Langham Villlage Hall
Good clothes, bric a brac, tools, books, etc.
All at bargain prices. Tea/coffee available.
All proceeds to BLOODWISE (Leukaemia Research).
DINE & DANCE IN A BARN
A huge thank you to all that supported the Dine & Dance
in a Barn on the 8th June. Despite the weather not being
overly kind to us, (at least it didn't rain!) we managed to
raise £622.43 which has been divided equally between The
Street Fayre and The Dome plus a £50 donation to the
village hall in gratitude for the loan of the tables/chairs.
We are immensely grateful to Gold Standard for
providing our live music free of charge and have learned
that a little coleslaw goes a very, very long way (some of us
have only just finished eating it!!).
We have one further fund raising event planned this year
and that is a Christmas lights 'Switch On' on 6th December
at 6.30pm on the Green. There will be carols, mulled wine
and cider, warm mince pies, a raffle and children's
Christmas lucky dip.
The date for next year's Street Fayre is Saturday 22nd
August 2020 and we are looking now for anyone else who
is interested in joining our committee (and volunteers to
help on the day) to make this one bigger and better than
2018. If you would like to be involved in any way, please
contact Debi on (01328) 830767.
EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS
By Julia Sterland at Langham Village Hall
There will be an exhibition of Julia Sterland’s paintings
from 31 st August to 6 th September , 11am to 9pm every day.
Julia is a figurative painter based in the UK and uses oils
and watercolour for her portraits, landscapes and still life
Quick portraits are available throughout the exhibition
for £50 and take about 40 minutes.
For the opening night of the exhibition, 31st August,
from 7-10pm there will be live music (acoustic) from
www.interstellarduo.com. All welcome - refreshments
available and admission free.
LANGHAM EXHIBITION 2019
The exhibition seems to have become an annual event at
which people can meet, chat, enjoy wonderful cakes and
compare ideas about the high standard of paintings on view.
This year provided a variety of interesting and accomplished
work. Sales of ceramics were extremely good and the
cushions seemed to fly out of the door.
This year the exhibition organisation has been much
more of a team effort. I would like to thank Gill Broom, Jan
Hope and Sue Page for their tasty dishes, and all helpers in
the kitchen; the screen and table removal men; Bob with
his “hanging” team who worked so quickly to produce the
pleasing arrangement of pictures; John Hughes who
organised the bunting, posters and wine, serving it with John
Hope and Edward Allen.
I hope my “till” helpers (Sally, Roger, Dave, Sarah, Jan
and Roger) enjoyed their Exhibition experience with the
money! I really appreciated their input as this released me to
spend more time at home with Ken.
Thank you Roger, Colleen, Paul and Ann for giving so
much time and support to me, to Ken and to the Exhibition.
Without your help the preparations just would not have been
completed in time. Label-making is time consuming and
frustrating when sellotape doesn’t seem to stick!
We were extremely pleased to raise £157 to be given to
the local branch of Parkinson’s UK. The exhibition will give
£1,557.24 to Langham Village Hall with a little more
expected later from outstanding Quiz sales.
1st Prize – Ron Middleton (Bob’s Art Group)
2nd Prize – John Hughes (Langham)
3rd Prize – Pat Web (One of Ken’s Carers)
4th Prize – Sheila Glaister (Langham) Pauline Bartlett
Contact: Jock Wingfield 01263 740431
18 th October 1928 – 23 rd June 2019
Hope Todd died at home in Morston. A
memorial service was held in All Saints
Morston on 8th July. The church was
packed with family from the UK and
Australia plus golfing and bridge playing
friends and people who knew her through
Scottish dancing, bowling and so many
other activities she was involved in.
We all knew her as the most positive and outgoing
always cheerful friend. Morston will miss her hugely. The
post-service party was held in Hope’s beautiful garden. She
would so loved to have been there.
Sat 20 July 7pm. FMC Impromptu Shakespeare + pie &
pint at Gill Kay’s, Church Farmhouse, Morston, NR25
7AA (Adult: £20; Under-16s: £5). Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01263-741082 & see:
www.impromptushakespeare.com; E/Tickets from
Fri 26 July Warm up for Oyster & Gypsy Regatta, pm
Sat 27 July Norfolk Oyster & Norfolk Gypsy Regatta.
Contact: email@example.com or tel:
Sat 3 August Morston Regatta. The sailing race will be a
bank start at the North end of Blakeney Cut as usual,
first boat pushing off at 8am. Prizegiving and party
commences at 7pm on Morston Quay at NorfolkEtc.
Sat 12 October 14 th FMC Shovell Dinner in the Anchor.
BHA NAVIGATION WARNING
Blakeney Harbour Entrance
The entrance channel to Blakeney Harbour, in the
vicinity of the HJORDIS wreck, is changing rapidly.
Currently the primary channel remains as buoyed, but the
entrance channel between the Bar and Harbour Entrance
buoy number 3 is becoming very narrow and can be
extremely hazardous in times of moderate to heavy swell.
Those Mariners familiar with Blakeney Harbour
Entrance may now prefer to enter and leave the harbour
using the new channel (currently not buoyed) which is
opening up from Harbour Entrance buoy number 3 heading
out WNW, running South and West of the HJORDIS
wreck. Great care and local knowledge is required to safely
navigate this channel, ensuring a route is taken where the
swell isn’t breaking.
We are monitoring this situation closely, and suggest
that for the time being Mariners entering the harbour for the
first time should first obtain up to date pilotage information
by phoning Charlie Ward on 01263740377 or 07771
597985. Charlie Ward, BHA 8 July 2019
NATIONAL TRUST UPDATE
Blakeney National Nature Reserve
June brings much new life to Blakeney National Nature
Reserve as many different bird species raise their young and
the first Common Seal Pups are born on Blakeney Point.
We had an unexpectedly early Common Seal Pup birth
when a premature pup was found abandoned on Blakeney
Point at the end of May. He still had his white coat which is
usually shed in the womb in Common Seals indicating that
he was premature. We rescued him and took him to RSPCA
East Winch and passed him over into their care.
We were lucky not to be that badly affected by the
prolonged heavy rainfall we had in mid-June and it actually
brought some much-needed water to Blakeney Freshes. Our
rangers have been keeping an eye on the Eel migration
through the Blakeney Fresh Marsh and have been seeing
small baby eels, also known as Elvers making their way
over the sluices on their journey to the River Glaven.
With the warmer weather we have been having recently
the insect life is benefitting and many bees and butterflies
can be seen flying around. On the weekend of 15-16 June a
very large influx of rather pale and tatty Painted Lady
Butterflies could be seen all along the coast having made its
epic journey from the desert fringes of North Africa, the
Middle East, and central Asia.
The dog restrictions are still in place on Blakeney Point
and we kindly ask that you follow any signs or advice given
by the National Trust and do not cross any fence lines you
come across. We recommend that dog owners arriving at
Cley Beach Car Park turn right and following the coast path
along the shingle ridge. These restrictions are to help the
vulnerable ground nesting birds. We thank you for your
cooperation. For more information please see
If you are visiting the coast or planning to then we ask
that you please leave BBQs at home and ensure cigarette
ends are disposed of responsibly. The coastline is dry in
these warm temperatures and a fire could quickly take hold
which would be devastating for wildlife. The inaccessibility
of many dune and grassland area adds to the risk &
difficulty of dealing with such an event. Thank you.
Alex Green, Senior Marketing and Communications Officer
PCC CRAB SUPPER
The Crab Supper & Blakeney Point Boat Trip was a
great success, much enjoyed by all. The Village Hall was
beautifully decorated with candles and flowers, the crabs
from Willy Weston were delicious and so too was the wide
selection of salads and puddings, all made by PCC
The PCC would like to thank all those who helped
organise the event, including Ned & Roberta Hamond for
the bar, the boatmen and NT Welcome Staff Sabrina Fenn
and Marianne who accompanied each boat and not least
those who attended.
The evening raised £1,384 for the PCC. Names are
already being taken for next year. Hope to see you then!
THE 2019 SHOVELL DINNER
This will be held at the Anchor on Saturday 12 th
October. The Speaker will be Mr. Tom Harrison with a Talk
entitled “How the Shovell Dinner Became a 3,000-Mile
Passage”. Tom is a local mariner who was so inspired by a
previous Shovell Dinner talk on the Hanseatic Ports that he
decided to explore the North Sea and the Baltic. This is a
talk about his adventures. Tickets at £40 each are available
from now from Pete Tibbetts at 01263 741082, email:
by Samphire (Answers on Page 6)
1. Which planet has at least 13 moons?
2. Which Beatles song is the most recorded song of all time?
3. What are known as “the Decalogue”
4. The mother and son of which king of England were both
5. In heraldry what color is “gules”?
6. What descriptive term is applied to Force 11 on the
7. What is the only English anagram of “TRUFFLE”?
8. If it’s noon at GMT, what time is it in Casablanca?
9. At which palace did Catherine of Aragon die?
10. What is the only English anagram of FIDGET?
Contact: John Pridham 01328 831851
FARM OPEN DAY
On June 29th Albanwise Farming Ltd kindly organised
another day to welcome us to their farm and to show us how
they play their part in producing the food we eat.
It was lovely to hear the chatter of children as we were
ferried around the fields under the expert guidance of Tom
Dye and Jono Darby.The tours included stops to hear from
agronomists, a sugar beet specialist and environmentalist
who enlightened us to their enhancement of the landscape.
As we trundled back into the farmyard how nice it was
to see some livestock up close and personal.
Other attractions included locally produced honey, fresh
peas to sample and even frozen peas to take home!
Interesting information from the Norfolk Rivers Trust
was also on display.
An impressive array of high tech agricultural vehicles
competed for attention with older ones including a restored
and much loved tractor from bygone days.
A sizzling BBQ, home made cakes and locally produced
ales all contributed to a most enjoyable visit.
So thanks to Tom, Jono, Sarah and the team for all their
Contact: Claire Dubbins 01263 862261
18 th July 1946 - 29 th April 2019
Barry was from Harringey in London. He had quite a
difficult childhood at school and also as a young man. He
went to art college and his artistic flair led him into antique
restoration, for which he was highly regarded. Barry worked
very hard and long hours and at the age of 21 purchased his
first house in Winchmore Hill. Barry was a loving and
caring man and although he could be difficult at times he
had a massive sense of
responsibility for those he loved
and cared for and he could
always be relied upon. Barry
loved the outdoors and enjoyed
his hobbies of falconry, fly
fishing and gardening. He also
enjoyed DIY but hated painting although he always made
an excellent job of it. Barry was also a long suffering
Tottenham Hotspur fan and always had an opinion on their
Barry lived in Norfolk for over 20 years. He had two
daughters, Sam and Donna, a stepson Leon and also two
grandchildren Lily and London.
Many of you would see Barry walking Sidney, his pride
and joy, every day.
He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and
neighbours. I would like to thank friends and neighbours for
all their love, care and support that has been shown to me at
this difficult time. Rest in peace Barry. Cheryl Griss
GET TOGETHER WITH CRAFT
Sarah continues to come up with some lovely items for
our group to make. A silver cuff was made in our June
meeting introducing many of us to the craft of jewellery
In July we had no meeting but 8 th August sees us
together again and making a modern twist on the age old
peg doll. The tradition of making peg dolls out of wooden
clothes pegs comes from a time when people had little
money to spend on toys. Now they are back in popularity
with the wooden pegs being made into everything from
flower fairies to guardsmen!
Get togethers are the second Thursday of each month in
the village hall from 2 – 4pm with the next being 12 th
September. Why not come along? You don’t have to make
the craft item with Sarah. Bring your own project and enjoy
a chat and a cup of tea. All welcome. Ann Abrams
On 7 th June a packed audience raised the roof with
laughter when they were entertained by the brilliant Terence
Blacker. Terence was for many years a columnist for both
The Sunday Times and The Independent and is a successful
author of both children’s and adult novels. A talented
acoustic guitarist, over the last 20 years he has indulged his
interest in creating very amusing self-deprecating and
topical songs which left the audience enthralled.
When Terence learned of our next concert, Gordon
Giltrap who is performing at Sharrington village hall on
August 24 th 2019, he was very keen to return to see the gig.
So, as he was coming anyway, it seemed the perfect time to
ask him if he would like to be the support act for Gordon
that evening. I am delighted to say that he very kindly
agreed, so what an evening it will be.
Gordon Giltrap has been a large part of the music scene
since the late 1960’s. Many guitar legends including Richie
Blackmore (Deep Purple) have cited him as an influence.
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and Pete Townshend of The
Who are also admirers of Gordon’s work. In fact Pete is
such a fan that he recently requested Gordon to join him for
a recording session for one of the songs on the next album
by The Who which is due for release later this year. You
can read Pete’s report of that session here: www.thewho.
Whilst influencing some heavy rock stars, Gordon’s own
compositions are frequently quietly reflective and his style
is unique. He was most famous in the 1970’s when he
toured extensively with ‘The Gordon Giltrap Band’ and
released seminal albums such as ‘Visionary’ and ‘Perilous
Journey’ from which his greatest hit ‘Heartsong’ is taken.
Familiar to millions, it was chosen as the theme tune to the
popular BBC ‘Holiday’ programme with Cliff Michelmore.
Gordon’s contributions to both music and charity were
recognised this year when he was awarded the MBE of
which he is exceptionally proud.
This Sharrington concert offers a chance not only to
experience both performers’ incredible talents in an intimate
venue but to meet them afterwards and get those treasured
old vinyl albums and CDs signed.
The sound quality of the concert will be exquisite with
top quality equipment, requested by Gordon, provided and
monitored by MJPA Hire of Norwich.
The concert commences at 7pm with doors opening at
6.30pm. There is a licensed bar. Tickets, which are strictly
limited in number, cost just £19 and are available by
contacting Chris Abrams either by email on:
firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01263 861404.
The next music evening will be on Wednesday 25 th
September at 7.30pm when The Tildens will be playing.
You may receive this in time to come along to the July
music evening on Wednesday July 25 th at 7.30pm to hear
the popular Cromer based band Tom Dick and Harry with
the brilliant Brazilian-style acoustic guitarist, Andy
Cleveland. So why not join us?
Further details can be found on the Sharrington village
website here: www.sharrington. org.uk. We look forward
to seeing you there.
Born on St Valentine’s Day in
1921, Joyce Maude Connolly,
known to all as Joy, passed away
peacefully on June 11 th at
Dorrington House, Wells-nextthe-Sea
at the age of 98.
From an early age Joy was an
accomplished dancer and became
one of ‘Terry’s Juveniles’ dance troupe travelling around
the British Isles as a support act for many of the stars of the
1930’s. In the 1950’s she opened a pram shop in Watford
providing ‘baby carriages’ as she liked to call them. Phil,
her husband, retired in 1976 and they settled in Sharrington
where they both became involved in village life. As a
founder member of the carpet bowls club she was an
accomplished player and transferred her skills to both
Swanton Morley and Holt outdoor bowls clubs as well as
The Gallows at Fakenham.
Joy loved her garden and at one stage had a highly
productive plot although her ‘Good Life’ aspiration of a
cow, a pig and a goat never actually materialised.
She leaves behind her daughter Philippa and her son
Roger in Brisbane with their partners as well as four
grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and over the
years became an informal grandmother to a number of local
children. In both family and village circles she was seen as
the last of a generation and will be sorely missed. PJM
JOY CONNOLLY MEMORIAL SERVICE
A lovely memorial service for Joy took place on Friday
28 th June at All Saints Sharrington. The first hymn, ‘All
things bright and beautiful’ was perfect in that it conjured
up her smiling face and the tributes enabled us to remember
Joy in her early years here from 1976, not only as a founder
member of the carpet bowls club but introducing ballroom
dancing in the village hall. She was a passionate supporter
of the village hall and liked to be involved in fund raising so
we have a lot to be grateful for. The surprise in the
memorial service was Lucy Kemp singing unaccompanied
two songs, ‘Field of Gold’ and ‘What a Wonderful World’,
which were just beautiful.
Bob and Philippa are quite correct in saying she was the
last of a generation of ladies who have lived and died here
and contributed to village life.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
On Sunday 18 th August there will be a church B-B-Q in
the garden of The Place, Bale Road, Pippa and Perry Long’s
garden. It will commence at 12.30pm, ticket price £10 and
please bring your own drinks. Please phone Pippa on 01263
860613 to book your place.
On Sunday 15 th September there will be a Harvest
Festival Service at 9.30am. We will then be having a harvest
lunch in the village hall, again ticket price will be £10.
Further details will be available nearer the time with flyers
on display around the village, on the Facebook page https://
www.facebook.com/sharringtonchurch/ and on the
village website www.sharrington.org.uk.
Please phone Pippa on the number above for further
details or to reserve a place.
JAMMIN FOR SCONES
‘Jammin for scones’ will continue through the summer
by popular demand. The next meetings in the village hall
will be Tuesday August 13 th and Tuesday September 10 th
At every meeting people have kindly donated more than
enough cash for pay for the village hall. Excess money has
been donated to various charities as follows:
February - Sing your Heart Out, North Group
(singing for mental wellbeing) £41.40
March – Parkinson’s UK £32
April – Hedgehog Haven, North Walsham £44
May – Wells combined charities £36
June – Erpingham Hedgehog Rescue £34
SHARRINGTON AND DISTRICT
What a glorious summer it has been for our gardeners –
and with the prospect of more to come as our programme of
The rarely-open private gardens of Sheringham Hall
were the backdrop to our June meeting. We walked from
the main entrance through beautiful shrubs and trees until
we arrived at the wonderful walled gardens, where we
wandered to our hearts’ content among flowers, vegetables
and greenhouses. A truly magnificent garden, and a feast for
the senses, and pleasantly concluded by tea and cakes in
Upper Sheringham village hall.
Our treasurer Adrian Allenby generously offered his
garden at The Old Barn as the setting for the summer garden
party and over 50 members and their guests enjoyed
exploring the grounds and tucking into the hog roast, salads
and strawberries. A big thank you to Adrian and Alexa King
for all their hard work behind the scenes.
And a lot more behind-the-scenes work was going on in
Sharrington as a collection of four gardens prepared to open
as part of the garden safari planned for 17 th July.
We take a break in August but then it’s time for our bigname
speaker, Alan Gray of the highly acclaimed East
Ruston garden. He will be coming to Binham Memorial
Hall on Friday 6 th September so do remember to book your
tickets, £10 for members and £12 for others. And as you
leaf through the bulb catalogues that are starting to drop
through your letterboxes, don’t forget the pop-up gardening
fair and bulb sale in Sharrington village hall on the morning
of Saturday 5 th October. Lots of lovely bulbs to buy and the
bonus of refreshments!
For further details of membership and events, contact
Robin on 01263 861939 / email@example.com.
Saturday 15 th June, the day of our Strawberry Tea,
dawned fairly bright with the rider of showers later. There
was some lengthy discussion as to whether we should use
the village hall or take advantage of the lovely gardens at
Church Farm House, courtesy of Sarah and Steve George.
The gardens won and the gates opened at 2.30pm to admit
eager visitors anxious to sample strawberries and cream and
tea or all! The cake display was generous to say the least
and included preserves, chutneys etc.
We sold many more raffle tickets and also plants.
However the clouds were beginning to mass all around and
those of our guests sitting in the open moved into the shelter
of various gazebos before the heavens opened just before
3.30pm. It did not last too long and we managed to draw the
raffle without getting too wet. Every cake was sold and we
made just over £700 which is very good indeed.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the afternoon
and especially to Sarah and Steve for letting us use their
MICHAEL THOMAS HENRY KIMMINS
It is with sadness that we write of the death of Michael
Kimmins, resident of Sharrington since 1993.
Michael was born in 1928 to
Florence and Tom Kimmins. They
lived in East Malling near Maidstone
where Tom and Florence had a
smallholding growing vegetables,
keeping chickens and tending an
apple orchard. It is ironic that
Michael began his life surrounded by
apple trees and ended his life at
Chequers where he had valiantly
tended the apple orchard planted some 30 years ago but
neglected before we moved into the house.
Michael was educated at Christ’s Hospital which gave
him an excellent education, but the regime was tough and
bullying was rife. He was a clever boy easily passing
examinations and finished his school career with distinction
in the Highers examination.
From there he went to Canterbury College of Art and
Architecture which he enjoyed, and it was here that he made
the decision to become an architect. It was a long training
(six years) but he graduated with honours and began his
career first in London and then abroad.
by Michael Kimmins
Michael loved travel and delighted in
going to new towns and countries and
his career blossomed. It helped that he
was a talented linguist and spoke
German and French fluently. By this
time, he was designing large scale
buildings and was delighted when the
London firm he worked for, offered
him the opportunity to work in South
Africa and then some two years later in New Zealand. He
loved the excitement of new places and learned to adapt his
designs to fit in with the surrounding buildings, giving him
valuable experience which served him well throughout his
On his return to England he moved to Norwich and
joined a firm of architects, Fielden & Morson. Michael
enjoyed a very happy and successful time with them and it
was during this period in his life that we met and a year later
In 1977 he was offered the position of chief architect to a
firm of engineers in Berkshire. It was a job he could not turn
down so once more we moved away from Norfolk and
settled in the hamlet of Bradfield near Reading, where we
lived very happily for the next 16 years. His work took him
abroad, to the Middle East, Sri Lanka and Greece, mostly
working on large scale projects. He loved it!
Music always played a large part in his life and he was
an extremely talented pianist and organist loving nothing
better than just sitting at the piano or organ and
extemporising in many different styles. Many of you may
remember the complicated fugues he created from a simple
tune and rather than leave the church people continued to sit
and listen to his performance.
Michael was a talented architect, and in retirement
turned his attention to painting watercolours. Many of you
will have received a Christmas card showing this talent
although it took me a great deal of cajoling to get this
modest man to put brush to the paper!
Michael loved living in Sharrington. As with most of our
houses there was plenty of work to be done before we had
created the lovely home it became following his artistic and
architectural improvements especially in the garden. We
moved here in 1993 and have enjoyed every minute. The
happy memories of our life together, the wonderful friends
we have made will I know, help sustain me through the time
ahead. Michael was a modest man, quiet, patient and loving.
He would have been amazed by the large number of his
friends and neighbours who came to his funeral and the
many cards and letters sent all echoing their sincere
friendship, admiration and love for this dear man.
VILLAGE HALL AGM
The trustees report for 2018, presented to the three
residents who attended the Annual General Meeting of the
village hall on 21 st May, described another year in which the
hall had continued its sound financial progress.
The trustees expressed their thanks to Gary Grunwald
who had retired as both a trustee and member of the
management committee due to ill health. Gary was
principally responsible for securing the grant funding which
energised and facilitated the refurbishment programme. His
hard work and keen Brummie wit will be greatly missed.
The remaining members of the management committee
were re-elected to serve as trustees and David Allison and
Alex Stewart were co-opted as members of the committee
for a further 12 months.
The trustees are keen to recruit new members of the
management committee to ensure that new energy and ideas
secure the hall’s currently bright future.
Post Script: On behalf of the community for whom the
village hall has been a vital asset, the trustees would like to
express their gratitude for the creative spirit that Joy
Connolly brought to the hall during her time in Sharrington.
Roger Dubbins: Acting Chair
Contact: Geraldine Green 01328 830245
GARDEN OPEN DAY
Many thanks to all who came to support our garden
opening on a showery afternoon in May. Thank you to the
team who served the teas and washed up. We raised over
£2,500 for the NGS beneficiary charities and St Johns
Church Stiffkey. Arabella and Jonathan Morgan
STIFFKEY LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
Sadly we have to announce that our usual exhibition in
Stiffkey Church on August Bank Holiday weekend has had
to be cancelled. Personal circumstances and a lack of history
aficionados has depleted our workforce at present. Our
group has always looked forward to this event as it brings us
all together. It is an opportunity to meet new people and
educate ourselves and others on the subject of the
fascinating past of our two villages. Also the cake was
pretty good! Our event, run in conjunction with the PPC,
has been a great opportunity to raise funds for the church
fabric fund and we have been delighted to help do that.
Stalls on the Knoll on the Sunday will take place as usual
and we hope our friends and members will support that this
year. Hopefully we will be suitably refreshed for next year.
Geraldine for SLHG
Since our last report in the Local Lynx two more of
Stiffkey's most senior residents have passed away, Mr.
Stanley Sutton, retired Funeral Director whose service was
held in the church on 24th May, and Mr. Laurence Jordan,
long time Marsh Warden among other employment, whose
funeral was held on 9th July. Both Stanley and Laurence
had served on the parish council for many years, were well
respected and friends to many in the village.
On Saturday 23rd June, The Moorland Voices, organised
by Morag Pepper, held a concert in the church. This was
much enjoyed and the eclectic choice of songs and music
suited every taste. The donations given at the end amounted
to £600 and will go a long way to replacing the electric fuse
box and sockets which are urgently needed.
Saturday 6th July saw the wedding celebrations of
Joshua Bean and Dacious Hunt. The service was conducted
by the rural dean, Revd. Phil Blamire and Helen Barrow
played the organ.
The exhibition by the Local History Group has had to be
postponed to another date, but the Stalls on the Knoll will
still go ahead on Sunday August 25th, 10am - 12 pm.
Anyone wishing to run a stall, or assist on the day please
contact Heather on 830323. Any cakes, produce, plants and
books for the stalls would be very much appreciated. HH
STIFFKEY CRICKET FIXTURES
Sunday 4 th August vs Wombats at home.
Sunday 11 th August vs Norwich Hockey at home 1pm.
Sunday 18 th August vs Reepham & Salle away.
Sunday 8 th September vs Ashby at home 1pm.
Sunday 15 th September vs Thornham at home 1pm.
RESCUE WOODEN BOATS
On 7th August at the Stiffkey campsite we will be
holding a barbecue with live music. We hope many of you
will be able to come along and join us.
Lucy Lavers is back on the water at Wells. This year the
trips are being run on our behalf by Wells Harbour Tours
and they are introducing some new programmes. For more
information and to book a trip call 07747 401222.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those
who help us open the Maritime Heritage Centre in Stiffkey,
but we are in urgent need of more volunteers to cover the
open days through the summer. Our new trustee, George
Parry, has very kindly agreed to help manage the rota and he
will coordinate all the replies. So please - if you have an
hour or two to spare at a weekend do let us know. Duties are
light. Meeting, greeting and showing visitors around. The
pleasure derives from the enthusiasm of the visitors and the
stories they tell. If you can help please email us at info@
rescuewoodenboats.com, fill in the form at the centre or
call George on 01485 210196.
We have had some fantastic weather
recently and have really made the
most of it with lots of exciting outdoor activities and
trips out. Year 6 have had a residential in London,
which was exciting, and a great success. We took a
flight on The London Eye, went to the National Portrait
Gallery, The Natural History Museum and we saw
‘School of Rock’ at the theatre. We also visited the
Night Zoo Keepers at their offices in Leicester Square
where they showed us how they create their website and
the new Television series. Some of the children have
invented characters, which are featured in the series
shown on Sky TV, and we were able to watch one of the
episodes featuring ‘Vincent Van Melon’ created by Abe
Guppy in Year 6.
Last week was our annual Sports Day; it was a
competitive and fun morning. Lovely to see so many
parents and family members come to support their
children. We have four House Teams, Kittiwakes who
wear yellow t-shirts, Avocets in green, Terns in blue
and in red the Cormorants. Everyone supported each
other really well. Congratulations to the Kittiwakes,
who won for the third year running!
Amber Class chose a beautiful sunny day to go to
Houghton Hall to see the Henry Moore Sculptures.
Quartz class also went in June on not such a sunny day
but had a fantastic and eventful day too. It was a unique
opportunity for the children to see up close such
important works of art in such a beautiful setting. The
sketchbooks they brought back are a lovely record of
The Year 6 children went to Wells Beach for a
Volleyball tournament where we came first and third.
We are so lucky to have the opportunity to play on the
beach and it was a perfect day for it. The whole school
will go to the beach in the last week of term and we will
combine our day out with a quick beach clean. The
children are keen on reducing the amount of single use
plastic we have in school and are very proactive in
keeping our environment free from plastic and litter,
which may end up in our oceans. One child picked up
all the litter that he could find on his walk to school.
This week is STEM week (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Maths). We have many different
activities happening in each class from the design and
making of electric vehicles to building structures from
spaghetti, blue tack and paper. These structures had to
withstand Miss Hunt’s hair dryer as she pretended to be
the Big Bad Wolf! Tomorrow Amber Class will attempt
to make a stone float!
Next week we have a poetry slam at Sheringham
Little Theatre where the children will compete against
other local school, performing poems they have written.
We also have the Circus arriving at the end of the week,
lots to look forward to!
We are nearly at the end of term now and would like
to wish our Year 6 pupils all the best as they move on to
High School. We hope that they will remember their
days at Langham with affection.
Langham Village School: ‘A place for fun,
creativity, friendship, ambition and discovery.’
Polly Kossowicz - Head teacher
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