BALE - BINHAM - COCKTHORPE - FIELD DALLING
GUNTHORPE - LANGHAM - MORSTON
SAXLINGHAM - SHARRINGTON - STIFFKEY
Geese over Binham, Autumn 2018
ADS DIRECTORY now on back page and at
VH = village hall
1 st Tue. Binham Quiet Day, Church of St. Mary & Holy Cross,
3 rd Thu. Sharrington Craft Group VH 2-4pm
5 th Sat. Bale Harvest Supper, VH, 7pm
5 th Sat. Langham Clearance Sale, VH 10am-12noon
5 th Sat. Sharrington Gardening Group Fair and Bulb Sale VH, 10am
8 th Tue. Sharrington ‘Jammin’ for scones’, VH 2-4pm
9 th Wed. Field Dalling Coffee Morning, VH 10.30am
11 th Fri. Bale Fish and chips, VH, 6.45pm
11 th Fri. Field Dalling Bereavement Group, Manor Farm Cottage
11 th Fri. Field Dalling Bingo, VH 7.30pm
12 th Sat. Field Dalling Harvest Supper, VH
12 th Sat. Morston Shovell Dinner (ticketed), Anchor 6.30pm
13 th Sun. Binham Harvest Thanksgiving, Priory 11am
13 th Sun. Binham Harvest Lunch, MH 12.30 for 1pm
13 th Sun. Gunthorpe St Mary’s Harvest Festival, Church 11am
13 th Sun. Langham & Stiffkey Harvest Festival, Church 9.30am
17 th Thu. Langham Mobile Library 3.30pm St Mary’s & 4pm
The Cornfield *New Times*
19 th Sat. Gunthorpe 50:50 Club, Institute 10:30am
25 th Fri. Langham Quiz Night, VH 7.30pm
2 nd Sat. Gunthorpe Institute Friends Harvest Supper 7pm
3 rd Sun. Binham Knights Templar Service, Priory 6pm
7 th Thu. Sharrington Craft Group VH 2-4pm
8 th Fri. Bale Fish and chips, VH, 6.45pm
8 th Fri. Field Dalling Bereavement Group, Manor Farm Cottage 4pm
10 th Sun. Binham Remembrance Service, Priory 10.50am
11 th Mon. Field Dalling Parish Council Meeting, VH 7.30pm
12 th Tue. Sharrington ‘Jammin for Scones’, VH 2-4pm
13 th Wed. Field Dalling Coffee Morning, VH 10.30am
13 th Wed. Sharrington Gardening Group, Andrew Babicz,VH 7pm
14 th Thu. Binham FOBP Tottering Through Life, Annie Tempest,
MH 7 for 7.30pm
14 th Thu. Langham Mobile Library 3.30pm St Mary’s & 4pm
14 th Thu. Sharrington Craft Group VH 2-4pm
15 th Fri. Field Dalling Bingo, VH 7.30pm
15 th Fri. Sharrington Noble Rotters VH 7.30pm
16 th Sat. Binham Christmas Fair, BMH, 9.15am-2pm
20 th Wed. Sharrington Live Music Night VH 7.30pm
21 st Thu. Langham Dome Talk,VH 7pm
21 st Thu. Sharrington Brinton & Sharrington PC meeting, VH
23 rd Sat. Field Dalling Christmas Fair, VH 10am
23 rd Sat. Gunthorpe 50:50 Club Institute 10:30am
23 rd Sat. Sharrington Christmas Fayre VH 10.30am-2pm
28 th Thu. Binham Local History Group, Gresham Spies, MH
30 th Sat. Binham Christmas Supper, BMH 6.30 for 7pm
Wednesdays term time Binham Youth Group, BMH 6-8pm
Wednesdays Langham Mobile Post Office, VH 8-9am
Wednesdays Sharrington Zumba Gold classes, VH 2-3pm
Thursdays Field Dalling Carpet Bowls Club, VH 7.30pm
3 rd Thursday in month Binham & Hindringham Open Circle,
Hindringham , VH 7.30pm (6.30pm on 17 th October)
4th Thursday in month Binham Local History Group, BMH 7.30pm
1 st & 3 rd Saturdays in month Langham Coffee Mornings, VH 10am -
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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 Masses:
Saturday Vigil Mass
BLAKENEY METHODIST CHURCH
Minister: The Rev’d Cliff Shanganya, 8, St.
Andrew’s Close, Holt. NR25 6EL 01263 712181
Samantha Parfitt, Steward/Pioneer RuralChurch
Planter. firstname.lastname@example.org 01263 711824
Sunday: Café Church 10am
Thursday:10am Morning Prayer with Holy
Communion every third Thursday.
Church Services for Bale and Stiffkey Benefice for October and November 2019
HC=Holy Communion. CFS=Church Family Service. MP=Morning Prayer. BCP=Book of Common Prayer
Parish 6 th October 13 th October 20 th October 27 th October
9.30am Harvest 9.30am HC
11.00am Harvest At Saxlingham
11.00am MP BCP
Saxlingham At Field Dalling 11.00am HC At Field Dalling
11.00am Harvest 4.30pm Silent Meditation 11.00am HC
Sharrington 9.30am MP BCP 9.30am Harvest 9.30am MP CW
Binham 11.00am HC 11.00am Harvest
Morston 9.30am HC BCP 9.30am HC BCP
Langham At Stiffkey 9.30am Harvest
Stiffkey 9.30am MP BCP At Langham 9.30am HC At Langham
Parish 3 rd November 10 th November
17 th November 24 th November
Bale 9.30am HC 9.30am HC Service of 9.30am HC
Field Dalling At Saxlingham At Saxlingham At Saxlingham
10.45am Service of 11.00am HC
11.00am MP BCP
10.50am Service of 4.30pm Silent Meditation 11.00am HC
Sharrington 9.30am MP BCP 9.30am HC Service of 9.30am MP CW
Binham 11.00am HC 10.50am HC Service 11.00am CFS
Morston 9.30am HC BCP 2.00pm Service of 9.30am HC BCP
Langham At Stiffkey 10.50am Service of
Stiffkey 9.30am MP BCP At Langham 9.30am HC At Langham
Stiffkey: Monday 11 th November, Remembrance Day Gathering at the War Memorial, 10.45am
Regular Weekday Services
Binham: Tuesday, 6.00pm (October) 3.30pm (November onwards) Evening Prayer
Langham: Wednesday, 10.00am Holy Communion
Dear Friends and Parishioners,
I offer you The Song of The Nightshade Berry Fairy, first
“You see my berries, how they gleam and glow,
Clear ruby-red, and green, and orange-yellow;
Do they not tempt you, fairies, dangling so?”
The fairies shake their heads and answer “No!
You are a crafty fellow!”
“What, won’t you try them? There is naught to pay!
Why should you think my berries poisoned things?
You fairies may look scared and fly away –
The children will believe me when I say
My fruit is fit for kings!”
But all good fairies cry in anxious haste,
“O children, do not taste!”
As children my sister and I gathered everything, but
care was needed. A friend of mine one day dug up the
root of nightshade and grated it into a salad. I’m glad I
wasn’t there. Everyone ended up in the QE. The bright
berries in life can be poisonous. But not all of them; and
I give you The Song of The Blackberry Fairy:
My berries cluster black and thick
For rich and poor alike to pick.
I’ll tear your dress, and cling, and tease,
And scratch your hands and arms and knees.
I’ll stain your fingers and your face,
And then I’ll laugh at your disgrace.
But when the bramble-jelly’s made,
You’ll find your trouble well repaid.
When we were young my sister and I had a firm
belief in fairies, and often lay still in woodland glades…
waiting…; or lingered by quiet bridges…waiting…; and
on a diet of Narnia books addressed dryads in woods
and nyads in pools, throwing garlands about and
Father: ‘Who’s been at the port?’ Mother: ‘The
children. For the fairies and dryads and nyads, and
boggarts.’ ‘What’s a boggart?’
All this was combined with a strict but cheerful
christian upbringing: the idle protestantism of my
father, and the colourful, determined catholicism of my
mother. The fairies finally gave way to Christ. They had
to. Avoid the nightshade. Devour the blackberries. And
in these autumn days may we turn to our Creator God,
who has turned to us in Christ His Son, and who will
never turn away. Yours truly, Ian Whittle
The Rectory, Langham 01328 830246
October & November at
Holt Surgery Flu Clinics (3 sites)
Booking is essential. Please ring 01263 712461 after
11.30am (when lines are less busy), or pop into any of our
surgeries, to find out if you are eligible for a free vaccination
and/or to book an appointment.
If you do not receive a text or letter, your records
indicate that you are not entitled for a free vaccination.
Kelling Pharmacy can also give eligible patients free
vaccinations and will have a limited number of private
flu vaccinations available for patients who wish to be
vaccinated but do not qualify for a free vaccination.
Shingles Vaccinations Winter 2019
These will be available, free of charge, for the following:
patients who have turned 70 or 78 during 2019; patients
who were eligible in previous years’ programmes (not yet
vaccinated) remain eligible until their 80th birthday. The
Surgery will write to all eligible patients inviting them to
special Shingles clinics.
developer. For developments smaller than 30 units there is
now a sliding scale. The link for developers to register:
Amnesty Days at the Recycling Centre have passed but
please remember the following outlets for items you no
longer need: Wells Men’s Shed: Its members will accept
paint and timber which can be used for their projects
(07486524603). Re-Use Shop: Remember the Re-use shop
is now open at Wells Recycling Centre.
Other Unwanted Items
NCC is appealing for items towards the Syrian refugee
resettlement programme. White goods (including fridges,
freezers and washing machines), bed frames, wardrobes,
chests of drawers and bedside cabinets are needed. NCC is
supporting the Government's Vulnerable Persons
Resettlement Programme by receiving 100 Syrian refugees
over the following two years. To inform NCC of any
available items use the Help Refugees online portal. Small
items can be taken in a box to any Norfolk County Council
Library marked "PFA Team, NML" and the library service
Reduce Period Poverty
NCC and local councils are seeking to reduce period
poverty and end unnecessary embarrassment by providing
sanitary items at county venues such as libraries. But I want
to make you aware of an invidious matter – VAT is charged
on sanitary items. So females including girls and women
with low income pay VAT on top of the cost of items about
which they have no choice. Few will have seen me angry
but if I meet those who voted for this unbelievable and
unacceptable imposition they will do so. You would be
further shocked if you read the list of items about which
people have a choice but on which there is no VAT.
Whenever and whatever happens regarding Europe this
inexcusable tax must be thrown out. Upwards and onwards.
Dr Marie Strong: County Councillor Wells Division (Glaven,
Priory and Walsingham Parishes) marie.strong@norfolk.
gov.uk or 07920 286 597
Marie’s Villages: Binham & Cockthorpe, Blakeney, Brinton
& Sharrington, Barshams & Houghton St Giles, Field
Dalling & Saxlingham; Letheringsett & Glandford, Great
Snoring, Great & Little Walsingham, Hindringham,
Holkham, Hunworth & Stody, , Langham, Thornage & Little
Thornage, Morston, Sculthorpe, Stiffkey, Warham, Wells-next
-the-Sea, Wighton, Wiveton.
COUNTY COUNCILLORS’ NEWS
…from Cllr. Dr. Marie Strong
BBfN Norfolk and New Housing Developments
Happily I am hearing more about plans for affordable
housing for local residents – including at Warham.
However, I need to emphasise that NCC’s Better
Broadband for Norfolk programme only applies to existing
properties. To ensure any new housing is equipped for
broadband it is important for developers of new sites to
register with ‘Openreach’. It is important because State aid
rules mean BBfNorfolk can only provide a solution for
postcodes that existed at the time when its contract was
being created. However, for sites of 30 units or more
Openreach installs fibre to the premises at no cost to the
…from Cllr. Steffan Aquarone
When Better Broadband for Norfolk began in 2012,
11% of North Norfolk properties had access to speeds of
15Mbps or more. The County Council provided £15million
funding which government matched. This saw coverage in
North Norfolk increase to 74% by late 2015.
“Take up rebates” (i.e. where more people take up new
faster services than anticipated) meant £5.3million more
funding came back to the Council from BT. Some district
councils also made significant contributions. Together, this
allowed the current rollout to take place with a target of
92% coverage in Norfolk by 2020. As at the end June 2019
coverage has already reached 95%.
This has been a welcome benefit to households and
business across Norfolk, but it is widely accepted that the
increase in speeds will only keep up with domestic demand
for so long, and that many businesses (including home
based businesses and home working arrangements) already
require connectivity far in excess of 24mpbs. It is also
generally accepted that continuing to fund Openreach
infrastructure limits improvements to “fibre to the cabinet”
whereas full fibre to the premises (FTTP) solutions are the
long-term desirable solution. The additional benefit is that
full fibre provides greater competition between
infrastructure providers, and not just service providers.
The Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, published
in July 2018, identified that approximately 10% of UK
premises, largely in rural and remote locations, would be
unlikely to receive FTTP connections by 2033. The
Government’s response, in the form of the Rural Gigabit
Connectivity (RGC) programme , adopts an “Outside In”
approach by seeking to ensure the final 10% of premises are
addressed at the same pace as the rest of the UK. This
strategy is widely accepted as being much more
appropriate for Norfolk than the previous “best value”
approach where the largest number of properties
possible had to benefit from each round, leaving a hard
to reach 5% left over.
BDUK has also adapted its existing Gigabit Broadband
Voucher Scheme to support the delivery of full fibre
connectivity in rural areas. In addition, Government is
looking at options for how to clear and utilise the 700MHz
spectrum band, a regulated and licensed part of the
electromagnetic spectrum. Once cleared, this part of the
airwaves will be available for future mobile broadband
services such as 5G.
Steffan Aquarone: County Councillor Melton Constable
Division ( incl. Bale and Gunthorpe Parishes)
email@example.com or 07879 451608
LANGHAM DOME NEWS
On a beautiful summer’s morning the formal Queen’s
Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) presentation
ceremony took place at Langham Dome on 22 nd July. In the
presence of the Chairman of North Norfolk District Council,
Councillor Dr Clive Stockton, trustees of the North Norfolk
Historic Buildings Trust, the owners of the Dome, and
many of the Friends of Langham Dome’s (FoLD)
volunteers and trustees, a signed citation from Her Majesty
the Queen, together with a crystal
award with the logo insignia, were
presented to Patrick Allen, the
chairman of FoLD, by the Deputy
Lord Lieutenant for Norfolk, Major-
General Sir William Cubitt, KCVO,
CBE, DL. In reading out the citation
Sir William noted that Langham
Dome had been one of only two
Norfolk based organisations to
Janet & Chris
“Must you really be quite so triumphant when you
beat your own gradchildren at crazy golf?”
Sir William & Patrick
award in 2019, and he offered the
congratulations of both the Lord
Lieutenant and himself to all involved.
After the ceremony with one well kept
secret surprise all were offered a slice of
“Dome Cake” designed and made by
the wife of one of the trustees, Janet
Allen, and one of our longest serving
volunteers, Christine Halford. The
citation and award will now be placed in
the Dome and we have the honour of being able to display
the QAVS symbol in our official correspondence.
In the next issue we will tell the story of a 101 year old
Beaufighter navigator/wireless operator who has recently
written to us with his amazing story of a combined
Beaufighter operation with the ANZAC and RAF North
Coates wings on 15 June 1944.
Why not use the iconic and very good value collection of
Langham Dome Aviation cards for your Christmas
greetings and/or those post-Christmas thank yous. You can
see the collection on the web-site and order through
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will deliver orders of 4
cards or more free within the Local Lynx villages. If you
want them posted we will charge the postage rate with no
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 at email@example.com. For more details on
opening hours etc, you can also check our web site at
LANGHAM DOME WINTER TALKS
Following the success of Tom Allen and Alex Gozney’s
excellent talk on climbing Cerro Aconcagua, at 6,961m
(22,841ft) the highest mountain in the Andes, which was
recently given to support the Dome we are planning a series
of winter talks. The talks will take place in Langham
Village Hall on 21 st November, 23 rd January, 27 th February
and 26 th March commencing at 7.00pm.
Entry will be £7.50 per head to include wine and nibbles,
and all profits will go to support the Friends of Langham
Dome in their work to maintain and improve the Dome. If
people wish to book and pay for all four talks in advance the
cost is just £25 - please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call John Blakeley on 01263 861008. You can pay at the
door or pay in advance for individual talks, but please do
book before the night as shown above. The talks in 2020 are
provisionally planned to cover “Memories of RAF
Langham”, “The Life of Ernest Shackleton” and the
“Phoney War of 1939/1940”. Full details on these talks will
follow in Lynx issue 129 and on our web site at
The first talk, on 21 st November will be given by film
maker and award-winning author Jim Ring. Based on his
book Storming the Eagle’s Nest: Hitler’s War in the Alps,
Jim will explain how the Alps were the seat of the
Resistance, the scene of fierce fighting and pivotal to the
shape of Europe in the post-war years. His account paints a
picture far removed from the great Range as Europe’s
‘playground’ and a place of peace and tranquillity. In a
thrilling talk he will reveal the Alps as a core – and hitherto
neglected - theatre of war in the 1939-45 conflict.
RAF VETERANS IN THE LYNX AREA
Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire have
been selected as pilot locations for a new project aimed at
supporting RAF veterans who face loneliness and isolation.
The RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare
charity, is launching a Community Engagement Worker
scheme to help older RAF veterans get involved in their
local communities. The scheme comes in response to
research carried out by the Fund which highlighted these
challenges as issues which most concern the older
generation of RAF veterans.
Pete Ashcroft, Welfare Projects Manager at the RAF
Benevolent Fund, said: “The Community Engagement
Worker project is just one measure we have introduced to
tackle the issue of loneliness and social isolation among
older veterans. Other new initiatives include telephone
friendship groups and group wellbeing breaks.
This year marks the RAF Benevolent Fund’s centenary
and they are asking the public to help them reach out to the
members of the RAF Family who may have fallen off the
radar and let them know that the Benevolent Fund is here to
help. They want to ensure every RAF veteran, no matter
how long they served, including National Service, receives
the support their service to their country deserves. To get
these people back onto the radar the Fund aims to almost
double the number of people they help – from 53,000 to at
least 100,000 over the next three years”.
The Community Engagement Workers will get to know
the social activities, groups and associations across the four
counties and work with individuals to understand what the
barriers are to them becoming more socially engaged and
help them to overcome that, from attending a veterans’
breakfast meeting with someone for the first time, to
establishing activities where none currently exist.
Susan Grogan of Downham Market will be taking on the
Norfolk Community Engagement Worker role. To refer
someone you believe needs help, or on your own behalf, to
the RAF Benevolent Fund, go to www.rafbf.org or call
0300 102 1919. The pilot scheme will run for two years.
FARMING UPDATE: JULY & AUGUST
In the UK farming calendar July and August can more or
less be summed up in one word: harvest. The word is
derived from the old English “hærfest” which itself actually
refers to the autumn season, starting in August, as opposed
to the gathering in of crops. However, as the activity
became synonymous with the season the word’s original
meaning was superseded to give its modern significance. Of
course, not all crops are harvested in the summer months –
there is produce being gathered during all months of the
year – but what most of us are referring to is the harvesting
of cereals, such as wheat and barley. These two crops are by
far the most abundant in the UK and their ubiquity has led
to “harvest” becoming a blanket term for the period from
around mid-July to early September, hence the term has
almost gone full circle!
The timing and length of harvest has changed somewhat
in recent history: it starts a little earlier and is often shorter
than it used to be, so what’s the rush? Primarily, it is to do
with making the most of good weather. Grains can be stored
for years if adequately dry but in order to be turned into
flour, say, they must have a moisture content of 15% or less.
When the ambient humidity goes up, so too does the
moisture content of the grain, so harvesting during a hot,
sunny spell is ideal. Grain can be dried once brought back to
store by blowing hot air through it, but this requires energy,
so making the most of the sunshine is crucial and large
combines are able to cover over 100 acres a day in order to
capitalise on good conditions. Quality, too, can suffer if a
ripe grain is exposed to the elements for too long – warm,
damp conditions can lead to the grain shooting while still in
the ear as its surroundings are akin to being in the soil, so it
begins to grow. Once ripe, the sooner the grain is harvested,
the lower the risk.
Another consideration is the following year’s crop.
Obviously, the ground must be cleared before we can begin
cultivations for the next year and crops such as oilseed rape
are ideally planted before the end of August. It was not
unheard of for harvest to stretch into October in the past
century, which would create a timing conflict. The
combined changes in crops grown, earlier planting and
increasing technology have pushed the schedule forward so
that we are now aiming to complete harvest in late-August/
early-September and start focussing on next year.
So, after all that work, what is it we get in return? For
wheat (using rough figures), the conversion rate is as
follows: we drill wheat at 350 seeds/m 2 , which is about
175kg per hectare. In 2015 the UK hit its peak average
wheat yield of 9 tons per hectare, which, working
backwards, is about 18,000 seeds/m 2 , or a return of just over
50 grains per seed planted. Not bad, eh?
Jonathan Darby Albanwise Farm Manager
WEA WELLS BRANCH
Autumn Term - Part 2
As usual the second half of our autumn term will consist
of a day school and an AGM, both held in the Friends
Meeting House, Wells-next-the Sea. The day school is on
Saturday November the 9th and we’re pleased to be
welcoming Fiona Savage back to Wells.
Fiona ran a course for us on ‘The Art of John Crome’
earlier this year during which several other artists from the
Norwich School were mentioned, almost all of them men.
This time, by special request, it’s the turn of the ‘Women
Painters of the Norwich School’ and the five Fiona will
focus on are Elizabeth Coppin, Emily Sillett, Emily
Stannard, Eloise Harriet Stannard and Emma Sandys.
Despite social restrictions - and a male dominated 19th
century art world - they were successful and you’ll hear
more about them and their beautiful still-life paintings if you
come along. The course costs £18 and starts at 9.45am.
You can enrol by going to www.wea.org.uk/eastern and
entering ‘Wells-next-the-Sea’ in the ‘town/postcode’ box at
the top of the page. This will take you to the Wells courses.
Click on the ‘view details’ button next to the November 9
course and then follow the ‘Enrol online’ link at the bottom
of the page. Alternatively you can enrol by phone (Tel.
0300 303 3464) or just turn up on the day. For further
details please contact Annie Whitelaw on 07856 792186 or
Our AGM is on Tuesday November the 19th at 10.30am
and it’s free! After a brief business meeting we’ll be
discussing some of the changes that WEA has introduced
recently, in particular the centralisation of the enrolment
process, and the issues these have raised. We’ll be sharing
ideas about how best to deal with these changes and inviting
your comments and suggestions. Then, after coffee, Wells
Harbourmaster Robert Smith is coming to speak to us. He’ll
be talking about his life and work and about his recently
published - and very well received - book ‘Crossing the
Bar’. He’ll have copies with him you can buy and if you
already have the book this will be your chance to get it
signed by the man himself.
NEW! HOLT TOWN FAIR
Holt Community Cantre, Saturday 12th October
All info: email@example.com. Phil Barrett, UCAN
NEWS FROM HERITAGE HOUSE
Our big excitement this summer was the official
unveiling of our new minibus livery. Thanks to Norfolk
Superhero, the Wells League of Friends and two other
charitable trusts we’ve been able to purchase two larger
minibuses and have all three frontline vehicles ‘wrapped’
with colourful images that give a clear impression of who
we are and what we do. You may see one of them drive
And there's more excitement to come. Following on
from the success of ‘An Evening with Jane Austen’ last
May, our Patron, Lady Leicester, and Chair of Trustees,
Nicky Milner, have organised another special event in the
Marble Hall at Holkham in aid of Heritage House. It’s on
Saturday, 12 th October at 6.45pm and it’s ‘An Evening with
Tim Bentinck’, also known as David Archer and, in real
life, the 12th Earl of Portland. It will be a real treat for
anyone who’s an Archers fan or fancies themselves as a
temporary member of the Ambridge community because
Tim has written a short Archer’s script that will be
auctioned off on the evening and there will be an
opportunity for people to bid to perform it with him that
Tickets £40, available via the Holkham website include
a glass of champagne and canapés. Tim will also be selling
and signing, copies of his book, ‘Being David Archer: And
Other Unusual Ways of Earning a Living’, and Monica
Vinader is kindly donating some of her jewellery to the
raffle. It promises to be an evening to remember.
For further information about events and to book please
call 01263 712202 or check our Facebook page
www.facebook.com/libholt. Please check with the library
first in case of any changes to events. Children must be
accompanied by an adult.
Free computer help for beginners or those taking the next
step. Thursday 17 th October 2pm – 4pm. Booking essential.
Reading Dogs at Holt Library! Tuesday 22nd October
1.30pm – 2.30pm. Come along and meet Daisy the reading
dog! Booking essential. To book call the library on. 01263
712202 Ages 3+.
Ghost stories and Gothic Fiction Thursday 31 st October
7.30pm – 9pm. Sally Harris, author of Haverscroft, will be
giving a talk on her work and writing gothic fiction, as well
as offering a few writing exercises too! Please bring a paper
and pen. £3 payable on booking - includes refreshments. To
book, contact the library on 01263 712202 or see a member
Libraries week takes place from Monday 7 th October to
Saturday 12 th October.
Libraries Week is a national annual campaign which
celebrates the nation’s much loved libraries. There is a
national digital theme, celebrating the role of libraries in the
digital world. In Norfolk we also want to focus the week on
encouraging people to join their local library and promote
all the wonderful things you can do with your library card –
eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, Open Library etc. giving
people lots of reasons to keep keeping coming back!
Family History Every Tuesday 10am - 12 noon
Drop-in session with Val and Vic our Family History
volunteers. Please check with library first.
Stay and Play Tuesdays term time 11am - 12 noon –
Stories, rhymes, cuppa and chat. Please check with library
Natwest Community Banker Drop in Last Tuesday in
month, 29 th October, 10am – 12noon.
Computer Support Sessions – help with tablets too
Every Wednesday 10am – 12 noon. Book a free ½ or 1 hour
session with our Library IT Buddy Stephen.
Craft and Chatter Every Wednesday 10am – 12 noon
Chair Yoga Every Wednesday 2pm - 3pm (check with
tutor first in case of holiday). £5. To book contact Toni on
Barn Owl Book Group and Crime Book Group
Check with library for next meeting
My Norfolk, My Holt
October 17 th – Simon Finch – Voewood
Writing Group Normally every third Friday in month–
check with library first. 1pm – 3pm. 18 th October.
Just a Cuppa
Every Friday 10.30am - 12 noon. Join us for a drink and a
FREE CREATIVE WRITING PROJECT
Sat. 19 Oct. from 1-4pm, led by Bob Ward
Copeman Centre, Briston NR24 2LG
Any style of writing inspired by medieval carvings in
local churches; mermaids, gargoyles, humans… For more
details: Charlie firstname.lastname@example.org/ 01328 258154 or
James email@example.com/ 01263 502309.
Contact: Jane Wheeler 01328 878656
COLONEL PEGGY BURGE
1922 - 2019
Peggy enjoyed her childhood, growing up in a area of
West London not far from Heathrow, which was then a
market garden, highlighting one of the myriad of huge
changes that she witnessed in her 96 years. Working as a
Red Cross nurse during WW2, Peggy decided after the war
that she would like to serve her country further by joining
the armed services. Initially she chose the Royal Navy,
changing to the army after a couple of years when she
realised it would afford her an opportunity to be posted
overseas thereby satisfying her desire for travel. She trained
as a nurse with the QARANC within the army at Kings
College Hospital London. She served postings in Germany,
Cyprus and Hong Kong which allowed her to travel even
further afield in off duty periods. Later she was to return to
the UK, becoming Matron at Millbank Hospital London
where the top officers in the army were treated. She also
attained the rank of Colonel, an achievement matched by
few women at the time.
It was when she retired that Peggy settled in Bale by
chance. Visiting the area with her sister in 1986, she drove
through the village and spotted a house for sale which
subsequently became her home for almost a third of her
long life. She had looked at houses all over the country from
Cumbria to Cornwall but said she knew she would be happy
in Bale. She very quickly became integrated within the
community by actively taking part in all events, fundraising
or otherwise and most importantly for Peggy, joining the
community centred around the Church.
Peggy had a great love of nature and loved watching the
changing seasons in her garden and the fields beyond. She
recently expressed a desire to plant a tree this coming
autumn, the optimum time for tree planting, and having
given it some thought, chose a Bale Oak. The tree will be
planted in her honour with others in a field not far from her
home on November 23rd which would have been her 97th
birthday. She died peacefully on July 13th. All living things
change, the Bale community being no exception. Peggy will
be very sadly missed and remembered with a smile.
BALE PCC’S TRIBUTE TO
Well, we have lost a very good friend!
Having joined the PCC in 1983 and, almost through to
attending our last meeting on 15th April, Peggy was a
working, practical and erudite member. Starting with
organising the Church Cleaning Rota and keeping the
Electoral Role updated, she then took on the application for
Gift Aid repayments at its inception – and only gave that up
four years ago when she got so ‘fed-up with the constant
changes in completing the HMRC forms’!
We know that, until recently, she lead a full life both
visiting her family and enjoying holidays with friends and
ex colleagues. There was The Bale Gang of Four; Peggy
Burge, Betty and Bill Carter and David Hammond who, for
a long time, played bridge seriously and went out to lunch
together on an almost weekly basis.
Peggy only gave up driving comparatively recently,
when it became absolutely necessary. Let’s remember that
she arranged her own funeral, with relatives Jim (delegated
to take the service) and John (choosing and organising the
flowers in Church) – and, of course, Peggy selected the
readings and hymns.
However, it is the support, both physically and
financially which she generously gave to Bale All Saints
PCC which we will remember and be thankful for. Always
well dressed, here was someone who argued her case; but
was also able to admit – on the rare occasion – that she was
It is easy to see why she reached the eminent rank of
Colonel. She insisted on high standards and had a strong
character and personality. One only had to be in her
company for a short time, however, to be aware of the
humour and generous warmth which lay behind those
bright, intelligent eyes.
Safe journey, Colonel; we will miss you.
Alan Sankey/Margaret Barnes
LADIES WHO SING CONCERT
Ladies Who Sing (amongst whom are three residents
of Lynx parishes) invite you to a concert on Saturday
19th October at 7.30pm in St Andrews Church, Church
Street, Holt, NR25 6BB. Admission free. Retiring
collection in aid of the church and the choir. Musical
Director: Janet Kelsey. Accompanist: Mark Jones, who
will also play a piano solo. The programme will feature
music from the 16th to the 21st centuries and contains
spirituals, folk songs, popular songs and solos, as well
as some of the greatest pieces ever written for female
voices by Elgar, Schubert and Gjielo. You can visit their
website at www.ladieswhosing.org.uk. Bridget Moss
BALE SUMMER BBQ
Despite a lingering aroma from muck-spreading on the
previous day and clouds of dust from harvesting on the day
itself, the villagers of Bale, their friends and family sat down
to a stupendous feast at the August Bank Holiday. The
refurbished village hall came into its own with tables laid
outside on the west side of the hall where diners enjoyed the
warm evening sun after a gloriously hot day.
The village hall barbecue was set up and tended by
Robert and son, Joe, in the newly laid-out seating area next
to Margaret’s flower-filled containers. It was very gratifying
to see the area work so well.
Alastair and Paul once again put in many hours of hard
work to produce a fabulous meal: barbecued lamb
accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of unusual
salads and vegetarian dishes. Geeta kindly produced her
now legendary trifle of gigantic proportions. The wine
flowed…and flowed…and the sound of conversation and
laughter rose as darkness fell.
All those who ate and drank so well are indebted to the
usual team of clearer-uppers. Very special thanks go to Joe
Letts who washed up a mammoth pile of dishes and serving
plates before he went home.
All in all, a very special evening that reflected the
generosity and friendliness of Bale and its residents.
BALE TRACTOR RUN
The bacon was already sizzling on the stove when the
first of the tractor drivers turned up for the annual Bale
Tractor Run on 14th July. Twenty-three tractors took part,
some with trailers with comfortable seating for friends and
family. All enjoyed bacon and egg rolls, tea and coffee,
before heading off round the villages led by Bale’s own
Margaret Dent. They left the Village Hall at 10.30am and
headed off through Langham and Walsingham, arriving at
Great Snoring Club for coffee and biscuits. A bar was
available for those who fancied something stronger.
From Great Snoring, the procession wound its way
through Little Snoring, Thursford, Hindringham and
Binham before arriving back at Bale Village Hall at 2.30pm.
A selection of rolls, quiche, cake, tea and coffee were
enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Some splendid raffle prizes
were donated and there were lots of lucky winners.
The day was enjoyed by all who took part. The weather
was kind apart from a little shower. The youngsters who
attended were very excited by the variety of vintage tractors
on display in the field.
A donation was made to the East Anglian Air
Ambulance for their Mission 24/7 Appeal which aims to
deliver a twenty-four hour service by helicopter by 2020.
The Bale Village Hall Committee would like to thank
everyone who took part to make the day such a great
Maggie Thomas and Margaret Dent
HUNDRED CLUB DRAW RESULTS
July 19 August 19
July's results mislaid Mary Turnbull £ 25
apologies Ann Wall £ 10
Eileen Spooner £ 5
Angus Jones £ 5
BALE DIARY: BUTTERFLY DAY
30th July 2019
After the heat, then rain and a grey glum damp weekend,
the sun was back and it brought a new crop of butterflies
with it - in my garden there were at least six painted ladies
on the buddleia, plus a peacock and two red admirals, and
more of the gatekeepers and large whites/veined whites
which are the most common.
In the rough headland by the wood there are plenty of
thistles which feed all sorts of insects. I found a harlequin
longhorn beetle (Rutpela maculata), with its very long stripy
antennae, and its wasp-imitating yellow and black
wingcases. It’s not in my insect book, or there with another
name. As in my garden, painted ladies consorted with red
admirals, gatekeepers and large whites.
We waded into the long grass and flowers (including
splendid scented marsh thistles) to see if the silver-washed
fritillaries were flying. It was a perfect hot morning for
them, and there are thistles, knapweed and hemp agrimony,
all three favourite food plants. Hemp agrimony loves damp
places and this is a soggy bit of land. Once it was ploughed
and there were big ruts full of water at the edges. Now it has
a wonderful range of wild flowers, including common
spotted orchids, which are spreading out from the scrub
wood - once a wet meadow. And there the fritillaries were,
leopard-spotted and large, flying and feeding together with
the painted ladies. Ten days before on a cool morning there
were none. I didn’t see as many as last year - it was only
9.30 am so maybe a little early in the day. There were about
six and several painted ladies, also a couple of common
blues on the St John’s wort in the middle of the grass.
There's also plenty of fleabane here. Maybe I should try
rubbling in on my skin as an insect repellant, three horseflies
had a go.
After the richness of butterflies off the beaten track, the
lanes seemed barren and empty. Even Clip street lane which
is full of field scabious and St John’s wort had very few
butterflies that morning. Probably not enough thistles, and
the grass field next to it has one kind of grass only, no
flowers, just a little patch of clover at the opposite corner.
BALE VILLAGE HALL NEWS
The Tractor Run on Sunday 14 th July was again a great
success. The event was so popular this year that an
emergency supply of eggs was needed to provide breakfasts
before the run round the villages began. The funds raised
were split between the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the
Village Hall. A big thank you goes to Margaret Dent for
arranging the event and to all her helpers providing the
The Harvest Supper is on Saturday 5 th October at 7pm. If
you haven’t already booked your place, call Margaret on
01328 878511 immediately! There may be one or two
spaces left and we need to know numbers for the caterers.
Tickets are £13 per person for the supper, bring your own
Fish and Chips will be on Fridays 11 th October and 8 th
November. As described in the last Lynx, the emphasis of
these gatherings is the social side. For those who wish, fish
& chips will be collected from Fakenham (be at the Hall by
6.45pm 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 get-together with friends from Bale and further
ALL SAINTS’ HARVEST FESTIVAL
This year’s Harvest Festival service will be on Sunday
6th October at 9.30am. We would love to see you there,
with the church beautifully decorated with fruit, vegetables
and flowers. Donations of produce will be most welcome –
bring them along on Friday or Saturday.
These donations will be taken to the Benjamin
Foundation in Fakenham after the service, to be distributed
among the young people who are supported by the charity.
In addition to the very decorative fresh vegetables, tins and
packaged food with a longer shelf-life would be very
Contact: Liz Brady 01328 830830
BINHAM VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL
We had a glorious day for the Village Fete and Show –
the weather was fair and lots of people came and had a
lovely time and we are so grateful to Liz Brown and the
committee for working so hard to make it such a success.
Thank you. We’ve had a busy time with weddings and
parties – all of which show off our lovely Hall as a
wonderful venue to hire if you have a special event coming
up. We are already booking into 2020, so do contact us to
book your party.
The new ‘June 100’ cooker has been purchased and will
be installed shortly. June is the person to get in touch with if
you would like to buy your 100 Club number – she has
We have a date for the Christmas supper (terribly early
but we are always keen to have things for you to put in your
diary).This year it will be on Saturday November 30 th 6.30
for 7pm. More details to follow and please keep an eye on
our Facebook page, website www.binhamvillage
hall.co.uk. or contact Liz Brown (01328 830519). M Hunt
BINHAM PRIORY SERVICES
Harvest Thanksgiving Service
Sunday 13th October at 11am
to be followed by a village harvest lunch in the Memorial
Hall 12.30 for 1.00pm. This is a family occasion for all to
celebrate with friends and family. All are welcome. Please
let Liz Brown 013283 830519 or
Maureen Frost 01328 830362 know if you are coming
Knights Templar Service,
Sunday 3rd November at 6pm
Sunday 10 th November at 10.50 am
to be followed by activities in the Memorial Hall (see
A QUIET DAY
in the Priory Church of St Mary and the
Holy Cross, Binham
led by the Revd Susanna Gunner,
on Tuesday October 1st, 10am to 3pm
Quiet Days are an invaluable time to pause and reflect
alone, and with small group of others. Susanna Gunner,
chaplain to the former Bishop of Norwich, 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 CHRISTMAS FAIR
Saturday November 16 th 2019
Binham Memorial Hall
Come and see the many sparkling ideas that might help
fill the Christmas stockings this year.
There will be 20 tables offering a wide range of goods
from local arts and crafts to cakes, books and plants.
Refreshments will be available including mulled apple
juice, a particular favourite last year!
Open 9.15am to 2pm, and with full wheelchair access,
the fair promises to be popular.
If you have any books that you do not want, we would
really like to take them off your hands; paperbacks and or
Please contact either Tony Pepper, Tel: 01328 830083
Email:Tonypepper@gmail.com or Humphrey Boon,
Tel:01328 878466 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds will go to Binham Priory.
FRIENDS OF BINHAM PRIORY
“Tottering through Life”
A talk by Annie Tempest sculptor,
designer, leading cartoonist and
creator of “Tottering-by-Gently” in
Country Life Magazine.
November 14 th in Binham
Memorial Hall 7.30pm. Doors
Annie, who lives in Norfolk, grew
up in a cold and crumbling
Yorkshire stately home which
created memories and seeds of inspiration for her award
-winning Tottering cartoon strip which has run in
Country Life for more than 26
Starting out in the world of
cartooning on the Daily
Express, Annie produced a
daily pocket cartoon called
“Westenders”. She soon
progressed to the Daily Mail
where her timely cartoon “The
Yuppies” ran for several years
and won her ‘Strip cartoonist
of the Year’ in 1989. As her
career developed, she embarked on Tottering-by-Gently
and was awarded the prestigious Pont Prize for her
portrayal of the British Character in 2009.
Although humour and illustration have always been
Annie’s first love, her drive to learn has swept her into
more artistic arenas. Her first solo exhibition of
sculpture was held at The O’Shea Gallery, London, in
2012, and was a sell-out. She is now learning the art of
Surface Pattern Design and works regularly in all three
More can be found about the talk and Annie’s work
at www.friendsofbinhampriory.weebly.com and
Tickets £8. Limited seating. Please book in
advance. For tickets email email@example.com.
BINHAM ART GROUP
We had an amazing Annual Exhibition at the end of
July. The Friday evening Preview night was a great success
with an excellent gathering of our Friends and Guests. They
were treated to a wonderful collection of artworks created
by our members, delicious canapes, and plentiful wine.
Over the weekend we had a very good turnout of visitors
who were extremely complimentary of the variety and
general standard of the exhibits. During the three days of the
Exhibition the Group sold 29 pictures painted by 15
different artists. A most satisfying event.
On the 27th August we held our Picture of the Month
competition which was won by Brenda Wilde with her
landscape in oils of ‘Burnham Overy Staithe’. Very close in
second place was Isabel Tipple with her watercolour
‘Stiffkey reflections’. You can see the winning pictures on a
dedicated board at the end of the Gallery at the Chequers.
The Group were invited to get involved with the recent
Concert held at the Priory Church featuring Civitas
Ensemble together with the Richeldis Singers, poetry
readings and meditation. Our task was to produce some
paintings on the theme of the evening which was ‘A Time
to Pause’. The members created 10 delightful paintings
which were displayed in the Church.
Our members will have to get busy painting more
pictures as we will be shortly changing our display in the
Gallery. For more information on the Group please go to
our website www.binhamartgroup.weebly.com. John Hill
BINHAM YOUTH GROUP
Binham Youth Group starts again
Wednesday 4th September
Binham Youth group is held in the Binham Memorial
Hall on Wednesdays 6-8pm, term time only, age 5-16 years,
£1 entry fee, tuck shop. All staff DBS checked. And there is
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
We are a women’s group that meet on the third
Thursday of each month at 7.15pm in Hindringham village
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.
On the evening of 17 th October we meet early at 6.30pm
to celebrate our Harvest Supper followed by an auction of
produce. If you would like to come along and are not
already part of our group please give me a call as its good to
have an idea of numbers for catering.
November 21 st we are back to our normal time and will
see how to make winter wreaths, once the basic skill is
mastered they can be adapted for Christmas in December.
BINHAM LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
The history group generates its small income from
modest membership fees and talks, monthly on the fourth
Thursday during September to April (excluding December).
We meet in the Binham Memorial Hall before the 7.30pm
start of the evening talks.
We look forward to welcoming new members at an
annual cost of £3 single and £5 for couples with reduced
admission to talks of £3. Or if membership is not for you
then you can come along to a talk for an admission of £5.
If you are interested in joining us please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or call Pennie
Alford 01328 830700.
Thurs 24th October 2019 7:30pm, Chris Armstrong on
Scholars , Saints and Sinners.
Thurs 28th November 2019 7:30pm, Simon Kinder on
BINHAM NATURE NOTES
New Life in the Garden
It has been a very busy time in our garden this
summer welcoming the sight of various garden
birds nesting and raising two to three broods.
For the first time in a long while we were
delighted to have a pair of Song Thrushes
breeding in the garden. The male started singing to attract a
mate at first light in early March sitting atop our silver birch
tree and being very persistent. These birds had been fairly
absent from our vicinity in recent years as their numbers
have sadly declined. Long-term monitoring carried out by
the British Trust for Ornithology shows that the population
in England declined by more than 50 per cent between 1970
According to RSPB only 20 per cent of fledglings and
60 per cent of adults will survive to breed the following
spring. This coupled with the loss and degradation of their
preferred feeding and nesting habitats has placed the species
on the UK conservation status as a category Red, so it was a
pleasure to know that our small corner of Binham played a
small part in offering a nesting sanctuary for these delightful
A prickly challenge
I hate this time of the year when the
sight of dead hedgehogs on the road brings
the sharp focus of what a hard time these
delightful creatures have in just surviving in our modern
world. It’s estimated around 100,000 are killed by vehicles
annually and sadly hedgehog numbers have been in decline.
We have them occasionally visiting our garden at night
enjoying a drink from the dog’s water bowl. Having a
hedgehog in the garden is really beneficial if you’re a
gardener, as they will happily eat all the slugs and snails .
If you find a live hedgehog during the day it's important
to check on them as they are not normally around during the
day. I found one lying exhausted near my neighbour’s front
gate in the hot July sun one Saturday afternoon. I quickly
gave it some water which readily it drank and a tiny amount
of wet dog food which it endeavoured to eat but was very
weak. After picking it gently up and putting it into a wicker
basket with a towel to give it some shade, I rang The Grove
Veterinary Practice in Fakenham. They were very helpful
and advised I take it to them as quickly as possible. So
‘Prickles’ as we called it was delivered there safely for some
I’m not sure if Prickles survived. I do hope so. There are
a number of people in Norfolk who voluntarily run
independent hedgehog hospitals to give these rescued hogs
and hoglets a chance. One lady called Marian in North
Walsham runs Hedgehog Haven North Norfolk and I
follow her activities via Facebook. Her entry on Saturday
31st August told that she had 47 hedgehogs in residence and
3 baby hogs which I think shows how much they need help
Here are a few things we can do to make sure our
gardens are a welcoming place for these helpful hogs:
Provide access routes, small doorways 13 sq cm in
fencing and gateways so they can roam from different
Remove hazards such as drains or holes that could be a
potential trap for visiting hedgehogs, and cover them so
you don’t have any casualties. Get rid of any netting
when you’re not using it, to prevent them getting
entangled or injured.
It’s really important to avoid slug pellets as these can be
mistaken for food. And since hedgehogs eat slugs, your
garden will be even more attractive.
Hedgehogs live anywhere they can find shelter. Log
piles provide a safe, secure site for breeding or
hibernating, and with masses of insects in residence,
there’s a year-round food supply.
Put suitable hedgehog food out and fresh water.
Let a corner of your garden grow wild.
If you have a pond, hedgehogs like to swim but ensure it
has a gently sloping edge for them to climb back out –
stones work perfectly.
Always check compost, bonfires for hibernating
hedgehogs and always take care with use of strimmers
and lawn mowers.
FOOD BANK NEWS
During July, Binham donated 51.55 kg of food out of a
total of 2,843.76kg for the area. Thank you to all who
The holiday months were particularly difficult for those
families who rely on school meals to ensure their children
get at least one good meal a day. During the Summer people
– working people – are increasingly forced to rely on
foodbanks and luncheon clubs to supply the food their
children need. At the last count there were 4.1 million
children living below the breadline in the U.K.
We were shocked to see the queues outside the Holt
foodbank during the first 2 weeks of July and a steady
stream of people thereafter, stretching the resources to the
Please continue to help – the need is growing.
Norah and Richard Lewis
BINHAM MEMORIAL HALL
100+ Club winners
July winners: £25 Mr G Scott, £10 Mr & Mrs Small,
C & L Brady, £5 Mrs J Calvert, Jude Robson, Paul
August winners: £25 Brenda Cooper, £10 C Fowle,
L Wynder, £5 Mrs S Towsend, Barb Thompson, Alex
If anyone would like to join the 100+ club, please call at
8 Priory Crescent or ring June Read on 01328 830106.
The wedding took place of Joshua Bean and Dacious
Hunt at St. Johns Church, Stiffkey on 6 th July. Josh who was
born and was resident in Cockthorpe until recently is the son
of Steve and Sadie Bean.
Contact: Julie Wiltshire
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Firstly, an invitation to keep in touch with what we are
up to by visiting A Church Near You, Field Dalling where
you will also find a link to our Facebook page.
In addition to our usual services and events we have
recently enjoyed the annual Animal Blessing service which
drew in 28 adults, 6 youngsters and a goodly crowd of dogs.
This was followed by a super coffee morning on August
31 st organised by Amanda to raise money for the new
Priscilla Bacon hospice and to publicise her walk along the
Camino de Santiago. This will take her for 500 miles over
the Pyrenees and along the north Spanish coast. This will be
a real challenge and if you haven’t sponsored her already do
visit her blog at https://www.amandaselcamino.co.uk and
support her via JustGiving at https://www.justgiving.com/
Looking further ahead we have the Harvest Supper on
Saturday 12 th October and Harvest Festival service on the
13 th . Please book for the supper with Lou Shone on 01328
830962 or Susie Collins on 01328 830365. More details in
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Our contribution to the progress of humanity
consists in setting our own house in order.
Contact: Maurice Matthews 01328 830350
The christening took place on Sunday 7th July 2019 at
All Saints Church, Cockthorpe, of Wilfred Nicholas Webb,
son of Oliver and Abigail Webb and brother of Edith and
A wonderful service by Reverend Whittle in the
beautiful church was enjoyed by all. Juliet Case
the October Newsletter, but please send any raffle prizes to
The Remembrance Service this year is on Sunday 10 th
November in Saxlingham. We will also be in Saxlingham
for Morning Prayer on 24 th November as the church will be
shut for a short period in November to enable important
work on the nave roof to be carried out.
Finally, all are welcome at our Christmas Fair from
10am to 12.30pm on Saturday November 23rd – more
details in the November newsletter, but please keep the date
free and start baking cakes! Debbie (830582) will be very
pleased to receive raffle prizes.
A VERY LONG WALK FOR
THE NEW HOSPICE
On 12 th September I will set off to walk the 800KM of
EL Camino Frances de Santiago de Compostela, just me
and a rucksack. The route will take me from St Jean Pied de
Port in the French Pyrenees, to Santiago de Compostela in
the far North West of Spain. It is an ancient pilgrimage
route, and like the pilgrims and travellers that have walked
the route for a thousand years, I will be staying in the basic
‘refugios’ along the way. The journey will take me about 5
weeks, and I hope to be back in Norfolk by 20 th October.
I am walking for many reasons, but one of them is to
support the fundraising of the new Pricilla Bacon Hospice,
which is sorely needed to support all of us in greater privacy
and dignity at the most desperate points in our lives.
To date, through the amazing kindness and generosity of
many people in our community and beyond, I have received
about £5,500 in sponsorship and support, including £350
from the Coffee Morning on Saturday 31 st August.
If you would like to support me and the Priscilla Bacon
Hospice, please visit my JustGiving page at https://
www.justgiving.com/Amanda-Maundrell2 and follow
my progress on Facebook, and my blog at https://
www.amandaselcamino.co.uk Amanda Maundrell
FIELD DALLING AND SAXLINGHAM
SUMMER FETE 10 TH AUGUST
A day of gale force winds certainly provided some stiff
challenges for the fete this year. Only lots of extra guy ropes
and other fixings, plus hard work and determination by
several helpers enabled some of the gazebos and stalls to be
safely erected outside. Inside the hall there was a hive of
activity and bustle with refreshments and all the usual stalls,
plus some extra ones who had been relocated there to keep
out of the wind.
Once the fete was underway it was a pleasure to
welcome so many visitors, families and friends who,
throughout the afternoon, braved the weather and came to
support it, creating a happy atmosphere both inside and
outside the hall. Sadly the traditional games had to be
cancelled for safety reasons, but The Norfolk Jazz Quartet
enjoyed their new location inside the hall and entertained
everyone with their excellent music.
Happily the challenging weather proved unable to
prevent the afternoon from being a very successful one once
again, thanks to the large team of hard working helpers, all
those who donated things, the visitors who came to support
it and a lot of spirited determination. The proceeds this year
are very similar to those in recent years, and have been split
equally between both Churches and the Villagers’ Hall.
Bridget Nicholson and the fete committee
Broadband is coming to the Villagers’ Hall! This will be
a great addition to the hall’s facilities and will provide us
with options for use within the local community and to
potential customers wishing to book the hall.
At the time of writing, it is not clear when the work
required will be completed but hopefully we will not have to
wait too long.
Thank you to Steve Collins for taking the lead in
arranging this and to Brian and Mel Goodale who supported
tedious installation activities.
The Village Hall Committee is in the process of
applying for a Premises Licence for the Villagers’ Hall,
which will enable us to sell alcohol. This will provide
opportunities to put on different types of events at the hall
and also a much needed alternative revenue stream. As per
the Public Notice in the article further below, there is a
public consultation period and the community has the
opportunity to respond.
If you do have any questions, you can also direct them to
Julie Wiltshire (email@example.com).
The next coffee mornings are on Wednesday 9th
October and Wednesday 13th November. 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.
Mel and Brian Goodale
A reminder to use the blue recycling bank outside the
Villagers’ Hall. The bottle bank is part of a scheme where a
payment is received for its use; this payment is re-invested
back into the village so a great little earner.
Villagers’ Hall Website
Don’t forget to check out the Villagers’ Hall website:
www.fdands.org. On here you will find up-to-date event
information, photos and the latest news as well as being able
to hire the hall.
Adnams Wine Tasting
The Adnams wine-tasting event is on Friday, 6 th
December at 7pm. Please contact Steve and Susie Collins
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm your
Important Diary Dates
Bingo Nights: 11 th Oct, 15 th Nov, 13 th Dec
Coffee Mornings: 9 th Oct, 13 th Nov, 11 th Dec
Harvest Supper: 12 th Oct
Parish Council: 11 th Nov
Christmas Fair: 23 rd Nov
Adnams Wine Tasting: 6 th Dec
Mobile Post Office: Every Wed, 9.45-10.45am
FIELD DALLING AND SAXLINGHAM
New Premises Licence
The Field Dalling and Saxlingham Village Hall
Committee is seeking a new Premises Licence for the Field
Dalling and Saxlingham Village Hall: 84 Holt Road, Field
Dalling, NR25 7LE.
The licence relates to the selling of alcohol at events
anytime between the hours of 07:00 and 23:00 all year
If you wish to object to this application, written
representations with full contact details should be made to
the Licensing Authority below:
Licensing Section, North Norfolk District Council,
Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN.
Representations should be made by 28/10/2019.
This application may be viewed during office hours at
the above offices.
N.B It is an offence, liable on conviction to a fine up to
level 5 on the standard scale (£5,000), under Section 158 of
the Licensing Act 2003 to make a false statement in or in
connection with this application.
Contact: John Blakeley 01263 861008
50/50 Club Draw Results
Joe Lemberger £20 Andrew Ryde £20
Noel Hinton £10 SandraWorthington £10
Chris Whyman £5 Colin Dewing £5
Jackson Partridge £5 John Lemberger £5
David Vaughan £5 Lynn Marr £5
Carol Finch £5 Diana Arthurson £5
Seana Broom £5 Sam Lemberger £5
We started the new subscription year with 125 members,
but we still welcome more. 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 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. The 50:50 Club contributes over
£1,000 per annum to the “Friends” funds.
Payments can also include your “Friends” membership
of a minimum of £5 per annum (or part of a year), and a
cheque, cash or BACS payment of just £17 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: email@example.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.
NAT WEST Bank plc
Sort code 53-50-73
Account number 25727532
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
What a great occasion our fete was, this year. There was
a lovely, happy atmosphere and everyone seemed to be
enjoying themselves. Thank you, on behalf of St Mary’s, to
everyone who worked so hard to achieve such a successful
day. Special thanks go to Marie and Jeremy for hosting us
all at the Hall.
We were delighted that Felix Stevenson preached at the
service on August 25th. It was so special and Michael
Wilson, his grandfather, would have been so proud of him.
This year the Harvest Festival will be held on October
13th. As usual all your gifts of produce will be given to The
Holt Youth Project. Please leave your contributions with me
at Bunn’s Cottage or at the church, no later than Saturday
evening of the 12th. Thank you.
Penny Brough Church Warden
FRIENDS OF GUNTHORPE PC
Saturday 27 th July was on and off hard rain all day…
but…the Fete BBQ tables were set up and readied and
wiped dry many times…then in early evening the rain
stopped and the BBQ was held – rain-free! Thank you to all
those brave Village People who came to join us. Between
the BBQ tickets and Raffle we made £771 for St. Mary’s
Gunthorpe Church restoration and maintenance fund - while
having a fun evening.
The next Friends event will be the Harvest Supper in the
Village Institute on Saturday the 2 nd of November at 7pm.
To reserve seats, please phone Gunthorpe Hall on 01263-
861373 - the cost will be £10 for adults, £6 for children 12
and under - and pay on the night. Seating in the Institute is
limited so please book your seats early.
The menu will be shepherd’s/cottage pie, carrots and
peas with autumn fruit crumble to follow served with cream
and/or custard – all home-made and delicious. A vegetarian
option will be available if you book it when you reserve
your seats. Please bring your own wine. Juice, tea and
coffee will be included. There will be a raffle so please
bring some ‘spare-change’. We hope many will attend – we
always have a good time!
A warm if somewhat belated welcome to Sara and Justin
O’Brien and their children Rowan (10) and Hazel (5) who
now live in 2 Springfield, along with their pet cats and
rabbits. Justin is Head of Mathematics at Fakenham
Academy and Sara is an English teacher and is home
schooling their children as well as tutoring others. They
moved here from Hindolveston. We hope they enjoy their
home in our friendly and eclectic village.
including bowling for the pig, bottle fishing, skittles,
coconut shy and welly-wanging.
Thanks to the Aylsham band for playing and providing
the very pulse of the fete. More thanks to the helpers,
especially newly-arrived residents who threw themselves
into the fray. And a special thank you as always to Jeremy
and Marie Denholm and their staff at Gunthorpe Hall who
provide the setting and work so hard in supplying
refreshments to all from a bumper tea-tent which is kept
Special thanks go to Steffan Aquarone, County
Councillor for our ward, who opened the fete and stressed
the importance of thriving community events such as our
fete, and to Melanie Griggs from Gunthorpe Ward at the
Norfolk and Norwich Hospital who was kind enough to
come and give out the prizes.
As the fete came to a close it was great to see happy
faces hauling away their Grand Draw prizes, plants and
flowers, cakes and treasures from the bottle stall, craft stall,
bric-a-brac and jumble.
Everyone’s hard work paid off and after all expenses the
proceeds this year were an amazing £4,925 to be shared
between the PCC and Village Institute.
One last thank you; somewhere out there is someone, or
more than one person, who are incredibly generous and
have again sent us an anonymous donation of £200 towards
the Fete takings. We would like to thank you for your
extremely kind donation.
Val King 01263 862265 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Kelly 01263 860095
LIFE WAS CHANGING
Peter Jackson, whose early life in Bullfer Grove was
serialised in Lynx issues 116 and 118, spent part of the the
Second World War as a locomotive fireman based in
Melton Constable before joining the RAF. Living in Briston
at the time he recalls how WW2 started for him. This is
Part One of his story:
As youngsters we had little comprehension of the war
that was brewing in Europe. The papers that came to us
second-hand, and more than often studied from the squares
of paper hanging from the string in the privy, told us of a Mr
Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister of England, who
was trying to negotiate with the German leader. Not
understanding what it was all about, and then the questions
GUNTHORPE ANNUAL FETE
After days of heavy rain the 28 th of July, the day of our
Fete, opened not with blue skies but a grey mist over the
gardens of Gunthorpe Hall. This did little to dampen the
spirits of helpers and fete-goers alike. There was a happy
atmosphere which included the usual rush to the fabulous
cake stall, excitement around the jumble and bric-a-brac
stall and unalloyed competitive spirit at the games stalls
asked were more than often replied to with “not for you to
worry about”, or “children are to be seen and not heard”, we
did not really comprehend what was happening. However in
September 1939 and gathered around the radio for the
Special News item that had been forewarned, it was
announced that we were from this moment on at war with
Germany. I doubt many of us had any idea what the full
implications those words had for us were - certainly least of
I had but a year to go to school, and already had an after
school job in the West End stores working as errand boy
and general dogsbody. By 1940 food was a very important
issue. Mother trying to bring up a large family always
struggled to find food enough with what they could afford -
no State help for lower the paid in those days. There was
going to be a challenge for all housewives in similar
situations and shortages of what little they could afford. In
our case Father would be bringing home less than three
pounds each week and the things they could afford were
barely enough to keep the wolf from the door as the saying
was. Most villagers had gardens and allotment's to
supplement the larder, these now more than ever would
come into their own.
We all had a number to learn off by heart, "very
important", Father said. Without it he assured us we could
be taken away to prison, as aliens. In addition to the number
each person was issued with a Ration Book from the
Ministry of Food, and a gas mask that came with its own
little cardboard box. Mother made cases for ours and many
other people who on seeing them wanted one. The gas mask
must go wherever we went - not that we ever travelled far. If
I remember rightly, special permission was needed to go
any further than ten miles at the time. My Identity Card
number was TSBB793, and I remember learning all the
numbers to be on the safe side, not difficult as they were all
The material Mother made the gas mask covers from,
was "Barrage Balloon" one that came down in the woods at
Creymere, having broken loose from its moorings during
some military exercise, and was badly torn - I expect it was
of no further use for its purpose. Placards displaying the
words "Have You Got Your Gas Mask" were in evidence
outside Halls and Cinemas. The fear of gas being used was
evident, and we had exercises in using those appliances.
Those who had volunteered for the Home Guard and Fire
Wardens had the military design in its specially adapted
haversack. Very young children had a much larger
contraption that enabled the Mother to put them inside and
bellows to circulate the air operated by hand. There were
pamphlets distributed on how to make an Air Raid Shelter
in the garden, and on how to protect the house from gas
entering - this basically was wet blankets hung over the
doors and windows from inside over a bath of water.
Not forgetting the “Black Out” - after dark all doors and
windows had to be blackened out. There were rolls of black
paper for those luckily enough to find it. The streets were
patrolled by the Wardens ensuring no house emitted any
form of light. any small glimmer would receive a shout
from the Warden “put that light out". Car lights, not that
there were any quantity of them, had to be screened with a
hood that made it virtually impossible to see but a few yards
ahead: also cycles’ lamps had to be covered in the same
manner. Any obstruction one might walk into had to be
VILLAGE CHRISTMAS PARTY
Following the success of last year’s village Christmas
party there will be a similar combined party for the Institute
and the 50:50 Club on Saturday 14 th December
commencing at 7.00pm in the Institute. The 50:50 Club
draw for December will take place at this event. Full details
will be included in Lynx issue 129, on the Institute Notice
Board and with a flyer to be distributed in the village and at
the November 50:50 Club coffee morning.
Contact: Christina Cooper 01328 830207
FRIENDS OF LANGHAM
200 Club Draw Winners
July 2019 £10 August 2019 £10
84 Mrs L Terry 9 Mr S Newman
132 Mr P Allen 112 Ms S Glaister
158 Mr M Schoenmaker 11 Ms R Fairhead
76 Mrs Warwick 170 Mrs C Freeth
38 Mr F Blundell 75 Ms P Wright
20 Julia Thompson 142 Mrs G Pannier
We would like to welcome Charlotte and Adam to
Langham and hope they will be very happy living here.
Saturday 5 th October
Langham Village Hall 10am-12 noon
Books Gifts * Bric a Brac * Tombola
Bargains galore & remaining goods on sale to clear the
decks for new stock at Christmas.
Admission Free & Refreshments Available
Proceeds for Langham Church General Fund
Would you like to celebrate a special occasion by having
the church floodlights switched on? The cost is £10 per
night in the summer and £20 per night in the winter. Ring
01328 830 276 or 01328 830 605 to make arrangements.
STALL ON THE GREEN
Total proceeds for this event amounted to £450 for
Langham Church General Fund.
Thank you to all who manned the stall during the four
weeks and to all who bought and brought produce and cakes
to be sold. We could not have done it without your generous
Sue Hughes very kindly produced coffee for the
stallholders and her husband John was a great help by
storing the table and putting it in situ each week. The
weather was kind to us for four of the five weeks and once
again it proved to be a pleasant social occasion.
Special thanks go to Mrs Sue Page who kindly stepped
in to oversee the running of the stall this year and made sure
arrangements went smoothly.
SAVE THE DATE CHRISTMAS FAIR
Saturday 7 th December 10am-12noon
Langham Village Hall
I know, it doesn’t seem possible that we are thinking
about Christmas as I sit here in the late summer sunshine!
We hope to start afresh with new stock for the Fair but
we can only do this with your help. So please would you all
be kind enough to save your unwanted presents, Christmas
items for the hamper, books, bottles for the bottle tombola
and anything suitable for the raffle for this event. The P.C.C.
would be most grateful.
Goods can be deposited in the porch at 30 Binham Road
any time after 15th November with a note, in order to thank
donors, or items can be collected. Cakes, savouries and
plants can be brought on the day.
We look forward to seeing you and many thanks for
your continued support. Proceeds will be for Langham
Church General Fund. Further enquiries Ann Sherriff 01328
830 605. Langham P.C.C.
LANGHAM CHURCH CLOCK
After 25 years maintaining the clock Colin Sherriff is
planning on giving up this work at the end of 2020.
The work is not too arduous but usually necessitates
climbing the tower once a week to make small adjustments
to the pendulum and to lubricate the escape mechanism. A
little mechanical knowledge is also an asset so that minor
breakdowns can be diagnosed and rectified.
Therefore would anybody who is interested in carrying
on this work please contact Colin on 01328 830605.
Sunday November 10th at 10.50am
This will be the only service in Langham church on that
day. Please take a special note of the time.
MOBILE POST OFFICE
Langham Village Hall Every Wednesday
Did you know that there is a Mobile Post Office van that
visits Langham every week for an hour?
Whilst it may just look like any other delivery van from
the outside, inside this Mobile Post Office van offers most
Post Office counter services such as mail/parcels, foreign
currency, cash and cheque deposits, cash point (through the
chip and pin machine), ebay and Amazon returns, pension
withdrawals, or even buying National Express tickets. This
Mobile Post Office service also extends its services to offer
dry cleaning, greetings cards, bread, cakes, biscuits, batteries
and more….even some treats for dogs!
The Mobile Post Office is accessible and dog friendly.
At the time of writing this article, the van pops into the
Langham Village Hall car park every Wednesday from 8 -
Any future changes to the timetable will be
communicated on the Great Massingham Mobile Post
Office Facebook page or phone 01485 520272.
FRIENDS OF LANGHAM
Illustrated Talk: The Painter’s Progress
by Bob Brandt
At 7pm on Thursday 21st November, Bob will return to
the Langham Village Hall to give a further illustrated talk
about his career as a painter.
This time he will mention some of the incidents and
individuals which/who have played a part in allowing him
to develop his second career as a painter, leading him to be
selected to show his work with major societies in the Mall
Galleries in London, as well as becoming a writer and art
teacher to ‘consenting adults’.
We are hoping for another entertaining evening and
hope you will join us. Light refreshments will be provided.
Entry will be free but a collection will be made for FOL
WINTER ARTS AT FROGMOOR
Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1th December
Following the popular summer exhibition, as part of this
year's Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios, Siobhan Hearn
will be hosting another event this winter. Joining her at
Frogmoor Farm on 30th November & 1st December will be
local artists Molly Lees (Langham resident), Imogen
Kenrick, Liz Pedlow, Angela Nubbert and visiting potter
David Jones, showcasing a selection of wonderful art and
For sale are paintings, prints, glass pieces, pottery,
stained glass decorations, Christmas & greetings cards,
artisan cakes, chocolates and preserves – including whiskey
Come and find your Christmas gifts from 10am – 3pm
each day. The event is free entry and mulled wine & mince
pies will be offered for to you enjoy as you feast your eyes
on all there is to see.
Note: A number of Charities will be benefitting from
some of the proceeds.
Venue details: Frogmoor Farm, Tithe Barn Lane,
Briston. NR24 2JD Tel: 01263 862171
LANGHAM VILLAGE HALL
Quiz Nights Are Back!
Now that the dark evenings have descended upon us,
heralding the rapid advance of Autumn, we may all be
wondering what we will be doing during those dark
evenings. Well, fear not! The Langham Village Hall quizzes
will be starting again on Friday 27 th September! So make a
note in your diaries and come along for an enjoyable
evening. The quiz will start promptly at 7.30pm as usual and
there will be a raffle. Any prize donations will be gratefully
The quiz nights will continue on Friday 25th October.
Posters will go up in the village a few weeks before each
quiz, confirming the date so please keep an eye out for
LANGHAM CHURCH BUILDING TRUST
You would have seen building work going on in the
winter months at the Church. The Parochial Church Council
(PCC) sanctioned works to the tune of £15,388.80 for
repairs to the Tower turret where the lead roof was split and
the joists rotten, to the pyramid roof to the Tower where
broken slates were replaced, to all 4 Bell Chamber Louvre
windows where the louvres were rotten, and to some cast
iron guttering which needed replacement.
We were very fortunate to fund this from a grant from
the Norfolk Churches Trust and our own building trust
Langham Church Building Trust (LCBT).
Many of you might not know that the Church building is
owned by the parishioners of the village, not an obscure
church body such as the Church Commissioners, and it is
our duty to maintain it for the future. Some parts are 900
years old and obviously we need to keep building funds to
repair any damage or wear and tear. Whether you are church
goers or not, it is the most historical focus in the village and
we must preserve it for its historical significance and for our
children, grandchildren and further generations.
It has its own dedicated bank account and there is a
"Deed of Covenant" scheme that can be used to set up a
standing order to donate any amount of funds that you can
feel you contribute, a one off, monthly or yearly donation. If
you also are a UK tax payer, the trust can recoup via the Gift
Aid scheme the tax paid by you, currently 25%, which is no
cost to you but the trust will benefit this extra amount.
If you are moved to help, please contact Edward Allen
on 01328 830276 or email@example.com for
Sunday 13th October at 9.30am
Come and celebrate the culmination of the farming year
and start of the new one. A joint service with parishioners
from Stiffkey and others.
"All the grain is safely gathered in,
some sold and gone to Lynn".
Please bring produce to be donated to worthy local
causes. Free refreshments after the service.
Edward Allen, Churchwarden
Contact: Jock Wingfield 01263 740431
Sat 12 Oct. 14 th FMC Shovell Dinner, Anchor 6.30pm
Sun 10 Nov. Remembrance Day Service, 1.50pm
Mon 23 Dec. Evening Candle-lit Carol Service at
All Saints Church, 5pm
THE 14 TH SHOVELL DINNER
The FMC’s 14 th Shovell Dinner – commemorating the
Life of Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell of Cockthorpe and
Morston (1650-1707) & Lord of the Manor of Wells - will
be held at the Anchor in Morston on Sat 12 th October,
starting at 6.30 pm. Guests will be greeted with a glass of
wine. Dress: smart, easy.
The 7pm Talk will be “How the Shovell Dinner became
a 3000-mile Passage” - an exploration of the Hanseatic
ports of the North Sea, the Baltic and even the
Mediterranean. The presentation will be by Tom & Heather
Harrison and Neil Foster.
The 3-course Dinner will commence at 8.15pm and will
include Toasts to Shovell and to Nelson. Dinner will be
followed by a Raffle. All proceeds go to Friends of Morston
Church (reg. charity 1099831).
The FMC Committee is delighted to announce that three
of Wells’ Historical Society will be attending.
NATIONAL TRUST UPDATE
Blakeney National Nature Reserve
The summer season is now all but over, and we have
good news to report for our breeding bird colonies.
Sandwich terns were late to settle this year and unusually
a large proportion of nests contained two eggs, rather than
the expected one for late settling birds. By the end of July,
403 chicks had been recorded in 788 nests, the highest
productivity recorded on the reserve since 2012. We saw
large amounts of rain in June, which would normally be a
critical time for tern chicks. The fact that Sandwich terns
were slightly later to arrive this year meant that these birds
were still sitting on eggs and were able to weather the
conditions, with the first chick hatching three days after the
heavy rain. The Sandwich terns also nested in a completely
new location this year. Initial roosts were all focussed on Far
Point but then a secondary and bigger roost established in
dunes with a colony of black-headed gulls. This meant that
the colony saw fewer disturbances from predators and were
better situated for our team to keep watch.
The common terns arrived next and had 124 nests by the
end of June. It is thought between 60 and 80 chicks have
fledged this year, although the exact number is hard to pin
down due to where the colony is positioned. This common
tern productivity is the second highest productivity since
Little terns were the last to arrive, with a total of 74
chicks from 108 nests, this has been an above average year
for productivity and the most chicks fledged since 2011.
This is good news for a species in decline, as they face
challenges including climate change, loss of habitat, food
availability and disturbance.
This year’s success at Blakeney is probably down to
good food supply, minimal predation of chicks by other
animals and low disturbance throughout the season.
Productivity is defined by the number of fledged chicks,
divided by the number of nests and is the best way for
rangers to determine how successful a breeding year has
been. In addition to environmental factors, an army of
dedicated volunteers and rangers are present round the clock
throughout the breeding season to monitor these seabirds
and keep disturbance to a minimum on a daily basis.
Pink-Footed Geese have already been spotted on the
Norfolk Coast with 60 seen in Burnham Norton on Monday
2 nd September, a little earlier than the previous couple of
years. It won’t be long before we have the spectacular twice
daily skeins in our skies.
We also now start to look toward preparing for winter
and the arrival of the Grey Seals and their pups. With a
record-breaking 3,012 pups born on Blakeney Point last
year, we can guarantee we are in for another busy season.
Autumn Migrants Ranger Walk
Saturday 26 October 3.30pm-5.30pm
Join us for a guided walk around Blakeney Freshes and
discover the special birds that over-winter on this part of the
coast. The Norfolk Coast becomes home to hundreds of
thousands of birds that chose to spend their winter here.
Learn more about these birds and hopefully experience the
amazing sights and sounds of the thousands of Pink-Footed
Geese as they come in to roost for the night. £10 per adult,
£5 per child. Pre-booking is essential as places are limited.
To book call 0344 249 1895 or online at
The National Trust team sincerely thank the residents of
Blakeney, Cley and further afield in Norfolk including the
many visitors, some of whom arrive specifically to see terns
and seals in the unique setting of Blakeney Point, for their
co-operation and support this season and in the future.
Alex Green – National Trust, Blakeney National Nature
MORSTON REGATTA WINNERS
Morston Parish Council Trophy Roger Beavis
(first boat across the line) Phantom 1165
Major P Hamond Trophy Pete Tibbetts
(first Morston resident) Cockle 112
(first Stiffkey Cockle) Cockle 119
Wilson Challenge Cup James Blackwell
(first slow class boat) Laser Radial 178811
Morston Regatta Cup
(first fast class boat) Seafly 620
(first single-hander) Finn 73
John Bean’s Trophy
(first helm under 16)
Lapstrake Junior Cup Lachlan McLean (9)
(youngest helm) Pico 13338
(first fixed seat rowing skiff)
National Trust Trophy
(first sliding seat rowing scull)
Please note that under Morston Regatta rules, each
competitor is only allowed to win one trophy.
There were no entries for the following trophies: Temple
Trophy (first catamaran), Ward Trophy (first Norfolk
Oyster), Athill Trophy (first pleasure boat), Muck Boat Cup
(first ex-working boat).
There was an Archbishop named Tait
Who dined tete-a-tete at 8.8.
From the state of his plate
I can truthfully state:
T’was a ‘tater Tait ate at 8.8!
CARAVAN PARK FENCES
Morston PC has recently decided to install new
boundary fences and plant new hedges. The old western
boundary hedge, fronting Quay Lane, was considered by the
NNDC Tree Officer and private contractors to be dead and
only held together by ivy and other foreign matter. It is
therefore being replaced by a holm oak hedge to be planted
in the autumn when birds have finished nesting and less
traffic is using Quay Lane.
by Samphire (Answers on Page 27)
1 What is the main constituent of natural gas?
2. What is the fastest living creature regularly raced in
3. What turns gin into a pink gin?
4. Henry III put three barleycorns in a line to make what
5. What is the vitamin riboflavin called?
6. What is the second largest island in the world?
7. In which country did the game Bridge originate?
8 What is a "basenji”?
9. Which two Suffolk towns are the background for scenes
in “Pickwick Papers”?
10. Which country built the Mars probe known as Beagle 2?
Contact: John Pridham 01328 831851
Near the junction between
Blakeney Short Lane and Field
Dalling Road, for those who are
unfamiliar with the local
geography, you will now enjoy
the sight of our recently repainted
Thanks to Albanwise, a small team of theirs picked an
ideal sunny day to bring this familiar landmark back to life.
I hope some other Saxlingham villagers were able to
enjoy a very special aerial display from about 10.45 on
Saturday, 3 August. This wasn’t the usual fighter jets. For
about 20 minutes north-east of the Church a pair of buzzards
gave a mesmorising performance of soaring and wheeling
aerobatics whilst calling to each other as if in
encouragement – uplifting in more than one sense!
Contact: Claire Dubbins 01263 862261
WOULD I LIE TO YOU?
Having launched season six in May with a tasting of the
wines of North America, the Rotters changed tack rather for
tasting number two.
Ten wines were presented by four members; all
moderately priced; all well-known grape varieties and all
from familiar wine producing areas.
The challenge for members was to work out whether the
presenters were accurately describing the wines which were
served ‘blind’. Was wine one for example, a sauvignon
blanc and, if so, did it come from New Zealand or from the
Loire Valley? Was wine ten a malbec and did it come as all
might expect, from New World Argentina or Old World
Cahors in France?
The competition was fierce and many failed to clear
quite a few hurdles but it was good fun.
Fun made even more hilarious by the wine related
limerick competition won by Susie Collins from Field
Dalling with the following:
There was a young lady from Cromer
Who used to end up in a coma
It was the wine
But that’s not a crime
It’s what you might call a misnomer.
Sanity should have returned in September when we
journeyed around the wines of Spain. Chief Rotter
ALL SAINTS NORWICH CITY
One of the successful
features of the annual spring
coffee morning held at the
Sloman house in aid of All
Saints church is the auction of
promises. This gives those
present the opportunity to bid
for a range of items – ranging from a meal out to the
sharpening of your kitchen knives by a local butcher.
A popular auction ‘lot’ over the past two years has been
the choice of the theme for a flower pedestal donated by
churchwarden Pippa Long. Previously the opportunity has
been taken to commemorate family anniversaries. This year
it took a different form.
A successful bid earned Sharrington resident Roger
Dubbins the chance to mark Norwich City’s return to the
Premiership. With the help of fan memorabilia that
belonged to the late Sharrington resident Campbell Coe, and
kindly lent by his mother Bobbie, the dazzling yellow and
green display appeared in the east window at the weekend
of 17 th August.
VILLAGE HALL MUSIC NIGHTS
On Saturday, the 24 th August
the village hall played host to
brilliant acoustic guitarist
Gordon Giltrap (left). He was
supported by the talented
Blacker who sang some very
amusing songs to commence
the evening. Terence last entertained us in June and returned
to support Gordon who he was very keen to see in concert.
He has kindly agreed to return for a longer gig next year
which I am sure will be very eagerly anticipated.
Gordon began his gig at around 8pm. He has recently
undergone extensive surgery, but fortunately showed no
sign of any discomfort while he entertained us for around
two hours. He used a variety of electronic effects which
required great skill to use effectively. On stage he was
surrounded by a large variety of guitars. Some, he said were
cheaper and had been discovered at car boot sales! He
played one brand-new piece which he had just composed
having bought a Fender Strat copy for just £20 from a car
boot sale about a week ago. One of his guitars was a Gibson
J200 which he had been given by his friend Pete
Townshend of The Who. Indeed Gordon will be heard
playing on their next album which is due for release later
this year. He used this guitar to play his best known piece
‘Heartsong’ before finishing the evening with an energetic
performance of a signature tune entitled ‘Lucifer’s Cage’.
He has a wonderful stage presence and held his audience
enthralled. The time seemed to fly by and it wasn’t long
before he bowed out to a prolonged standing ovation.
Tickets for this event sold out very quickly but Gordon
loves it here and has promised to return next year, so if you
don’t want to miss out next time, please keep an eye on
Sharrington’s website www.sharrington.org.uk or join our
live music email list by contacting Chris at
Following the music evening on 25 th September with
‘The Tildens’, the next live music evening in the village hall
will be on 20 th November when we once again host the
popular and talented trio ‘The Lighters’ along with the
accomplished Hamish Barker. It will be a great evening for
singing long and dancing too should you so wish. Entry is
free and there is a licensed bar. We hope to see you there.
With the concert season over for this year we return to
our ever-popular live music nights and, at the end of
November, we host our sixth Christmas Fayre.
Following the departure from the management
committee earlier this year of Gary Grunwald numbers were
further depleted when our most recently co-opted member,
Alex Stewart decided that the demands of work had become
too great for him to commit much time to the affairs of the
The remaining committee members join with me in
expressing our thanks to Alex for the refreshing approach
that he brought during his time on the committee.
Roger Dubbins Acting Chair
September saw us making peg dolls, our postponed
event from August. Our creations can be used as Christmas
decorations, getting us well ahead of the season’s
On 3 rd October from 2-4pm in the village hall, we will be
making a card that could be framed, using paint and ink on a
sycamore leaf foraged from the village! A unique gift or a
card to celebrate a special event. In November there will be
another craft group get together on 7 th November.
We encourage people to just come along with their own
projects and enjoy a cup of tea and a natter. If you decide to
make our craft item there is a small fee for materials paid to
On Saturday 23 rd November you can see what Sarah
makes at our annual Christmas Fayre where she and other
talented local people will be encouraging you to buy
something a bit different for Christmas. Ann Abrams
ZUMBA GOLD CLASSES
After a quiet summer Zumba classes are set to continue
into the autumn. They take place in the village hall every
Wednesday from 2-3pm and all are welcome.
Zumba Gold is a low intensity dance workout and has
been shown to contribute to improved fitness, heart health,
balance and all-round good health so roll up for a fun time
getting fit with music.
On production of a copy of The Lynx, Fi Riley the
leader, is happy to offer a free taster session to new
participants. Please contact Fi on 07771 650929 for more
information or just turn up at the hall on Wednesday
afternoons to take part.
SHARRINGTON & DISTRICT
What a year it has been for the Gardening Group! Our
membership has continued to rise and we now attract keen
gardeners from all over North Norfolk. In fact our
committee feels we could do with a few more willing hands
to steer us through the coming season, so if anyone is able to
help, please contact our chairman Robin Burkitt.
This year’s summer garden safari took place in
Sharrington, with four members kindly throwing open their
garden gates to welcome visitors. No compost corner or
secluded shrubbery was left unexplored as about 50
members and their guests wandered the lanes from Hunt
Hall Farmhouse, via The Old Barn and Daubeney Hall
Farm down to the final stop at The Place, where we all
enjoyed afternoon tea. Many thanks to everyone for all the
hard work they put into their gardens.
Then we all had a bit of a breather before Alan Gray
burst upon the scene with his talk “Pushing the Boundaries”.
He certainly lived up to his reputation as a lively and
entertaining speaker and gave us an informative and vibrant
Autumn heralds a season of bulb planting, so what better
than the Pop Up Gardening Fair and Bulb Sale in
Sharrington village hall on Saturday 5 th October at 10am.
There will be a good variety of spring bulbs on display, also
a new sales area and a café supplying bacon butties and hot
drinks. Please come and bring your friends.
November offers more ideas and suggestions when
Andrew Babicz comes to talk about seasonal container
gardening on the 13th and then we round off the year with a
willow weaving workshop on 5 th December.
For more information on membership or any of these
events, do please contact a committee member or our
chairman firstname.lastname@example.org. PEL
Sunday 18 th August was the date for our Sharrington
BBQ, and a new venue this year at The Place, courtesy of
Perry and Pippa. At 12 noon the heavens opened for a short
sharp shower and after that wall to wall sunshine! Tables
were dried, cloths put on with cutlery, glasses and so on,
BBQ ignited and in a very short space of time we tucked
into burgers, sausages, various salads and all kinds of
delights cooked by Simon with his usual panache. There
followed a delightful array of desserts with cream but the
piece de resistance was Simon’s homemade ice cream,
chocolate or vanilla, with no sugar or salt – absolutely
We numbered about 27 and without a doubt everyone
enjoyed themselves so a big thank you to Perry and Pippa
for loaning their garden and arranging the sunshine!
Finally, please remember your generous offerings for the
food bank. So many references in the press and on TV this
summer were made about the difficulties for children and
their parents coping without school lunches, but now they
are all back and Christmas is looming on the horizon with
more strain on household budgets. Thank you in
anticipation of your gifts . APG
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
In the last issue of Lynx No 127, mention was made of a
Harvest Festival service and a harvest festival lunch on 15 th
September. Sadly this did not happen due to various
holidays and such like but we shall be having a Harvest
Festival service on Sunday 13 th October at 9.30am, Holy
Communion, followed by coffee and cake. No lunch though
but do come for the service.
Remembrance Sunday is on 10 th November and again
the service will be Holy Communion at 9.30am. Last year
we had a really good congregation and hopefully this can be
replicated this year.
Not long now before ‘Santa’ will be knocking on your
doors tempting you to buy tickets for the Christmas Draw.
An important annual fund raiser for the village hall, its
prizes have a festive flavour from fowl to fizz. Please
continue your valuable support by buying lots of tickets.
If you would like to donate a prize please get in touch.
The lucky winners will be drawn at the Fayre on 23 rd
Roger Dubbins Acting Chair
SHARRINGTON VILLAGE HALL
On the 23 rd November we will once again be opening
our doors for one of our major hall fund raisers. As always
free entry with a pop up café ably run by Claire and her
team. We have some very lovely exhibitors whose support
each year is very much appreciated.
International photographer David Tipling is one of the
world’s most widely published wildlife photographers,
renowned for his artistic images of birds. He has produced
many books, including his latest ‘A Bird Photographer’s
Diary’ charting his 30 year career in pictures. David writes
regularly for various magazines including Amateur
Photographer. TV and film work include Springwatch and
The One Show. His pictures hang in various collections
round the world and have been exhibited in New York,
Japan and recently the Mall Galleries in London. And now
David is joined by another photographer Roger Tidman
whose collection of framed, mounted and canvas prints,
greeting cards and a Norfolk calendar for 2020 has
Christmas all wrapped up.
Julie Charlesworth will again be joining us with her pet
murals and prints. Why not get the one you love
immortalised for Christmas?
Brinton jewellery designer Zelia Holmes will be
bringing along her delicate silver work.
Our very own Sarah Bell will again be selling her paper
craft and gifts along with Adrian Allenby and Alexa King
with their fantastic beasts.
Of course there will be cakes and preserves and many
other gift ideas. If you are able to contribute small cakes,
preserves and mince pies for the cake stall or can help on the
day please contact Ann Abrams on 01263 861404 or
email@example.com or any committee member.
Your help will be much appreciated.
We hope you will join us between 10.30 and 2pm!
Contact: Geraldine Green 01328 830245
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STANLEY SUTTON - A TRIBUTE
I was very sorry to hear about the passing away of
Stanley Sutton. For over fifty years Stanley was Mr
Stiffkey. He was chairman of all the committees and was
heavily involved in the building of the new Village Hall in
1982. He used to hire out the marquee in aid of the playing
field funds and go and put it up at his own expense. He also
bought the football kit for the under 14’s football club 1983-
1990. He always helped anybody at his own expense. He
helped to run the Sunday football club and paid to send out
postcards to players. Stanley was also a first class referee;
firm but fair to all. He ran the Village Hall bingo which
raised funds for the building. Stanley will be very much
missed by all who knew him.
In August Margat and I came to Stiffkey for a day and
for the first time went to the church where I was
churchwarden for 10 years and where we worshipped
regularly throughout our 19 years of living in the village up
to 2012 when we moved to the West Midlands.
We were very pleased and impressed by how beautifully
clean the church is and how well maintained the churchyard
is also. We sat on the little seat behind the mower shed and
reminded ourselves of what a peaceful and lovely church St
John the Baptist is and also of some of the events at the
church in our time there including our daughter’s wedding
in 1999 and the wonderful reception and celebrations
afterwards on the lawn of the Old Hall.
There were also christenings of grandchildren, Isabelle
and Alexander, and inevitably very moving funeral services
for members of the community. We are so pleased that
some of our family events are still recorded on kneelers in
I confess I did also remember those very exasperating
occasions when mowers and strimmers failed halfway
through a session in the churchyard, and also bizarre events
such as when many of the animals in the annual Christmas
crib on the knoll were found one morning waiting patiently
at the nearby bus stop.
Also there was the time when the visiting priest, who
had come from along the coast to take the Christingle
service, had to have his car pushed out of a snowdrift which
had accumulated quickly on the knoll. Fortunately we were
well fortified for this by the strong punch which Keith
McDougall had prepared for us after the service.
Although we enjoy our “new” life closer to family and
with new friends and opportunities, we will always
remember our very happy years in the village, and times
when the church really did bring the community together, to
celebrate or to mourn. It is so good to know that so many
people from the village, recent residents and those who have
lived there for a long time, all play a part in keeping the
church as a place of inspiration and tranquillity.
John and Margaret Adnitt
NORFOLK COAST RIDING
FOR THE DISABLED
After an exciting spring term, when we attracted more
riders and many more volunteers, we stopped for our
Term started again on 11 th September and we are now
riding on Tuesdays as well as Wednesdays.
Some very talented youngsters have joined the adults
and we are grateful that local schools allow them to
participate. New riders and volunteers are always welcome.
We will be holding our annual fundraising coffee
morning on 14 th November at Glandford Mill, with
Christmas gifts, cards, artwork, scrumptious cakes, scones
and savoury items as well as second hand horse equipment
on sale. You will be very welcome to join us. Coffee and
biscuits will be served for a small donation.
NORTH NORFOLK BOOK WORMS
Since we widened our catchment area, the book club has
gone from strength to strength. In August we all enjoyed a
delightful catch up and afternoon tea at Binham Priory and
in September we read The Tattooist of Auschwitz by
Heather Morris which proved to be illuminating. Although
we felt it was quite procedural and not that well written, all
were in agreement about the knowledge gained. 'Enjoy' was
not a word we could use and most of us found it very
interesting, especially the discussion about 'intent' and how
being selfish can actually help others.
The October book is Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
followed by Ma'am Darling by Craig Brown.
We have found Wells Library to be absolutely delightful
in assisting us to find enough copies of books and also
recommending books for future reading. If you are
interested in joining us, we could take a couple more
members, 12 would be our maximum.
STIFFKEY VILLAGE GROUP
At last our group is gathering momentum. We now have
124 members and have some interesting posts recently such
as; art for sale, double bed to give away, rehoming of
chickens, a lost chicken in a garden, a discussion about
traffic in the village and more. If you haven't yet joined
please look for Stiffkey Village on Facebook and ask to
become a member. Sally Vanson 07773800656
Due to family commitments I have not written lately,
however, I feel that the recent months warrant some
comment. In the garden there has been a real lack of insects.
Runner beans and courgettes failed because there was no
fertilization until recently. Thunderflies (thrips) and
houseflies have been minimal. Wasps and horse flies are
also scarce but a visit by a hornet hoverfly was a spectacular
sight. Many may say ‘good job’ but all these small creatures
do important work. Not many things to bite you either in the
night. Butterflies of all species have had a good hatching
this year. The last week of August saw a big hatching of
daddy long legs to the delight of gulls, jackdaws and
The roadside verges looked a picture garlanded with
British wild flowers. The record high temperatures in July
saw the demise of many swallow nestlings in my own barn
and those of others locally. Later broods have been more
successful. Finches, particularly the gold variety have had a
good season and there are large flocks of up to 200 dashing
about. I was amazed to see a spoonbill flying straight past a
flock of black headed gulls, who are experts, at at least twice
their speed directly into a westerly gale. In all, a summer of
In August we had one funeral, that of Michael
McGovern, who had moved into the Old Police House and
who, with his family, was a regular member of the church
At the August Bank Holiday weekend, despite the Local
History Society's Exhibition being postponed, stalls were
held on the Knoll on the Sunday morning, with a total of
over £500 being raised. Thanks to all those who once again
helped man a stall and part of the money raised will go
towards the tuning of the organ.
Harvest festival this year will be a shared service with
Langham, at Langham, on Sunday 13 th October, 9.30 a.m.
and will be taken by the Rector. Heather Harrison
MORSTON QUIZ ANSWERS
(Questions on Page 23)
1. Methane. 2. A pigeon. 3. Angostura bitters. 4. An inch. 5.
B2. 6. Greenland. 7. Turkey. 8. A (small hunting-} dog. 9.
Ipswich & Bury St. Edmund’s. 10. UK.
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