Local Lynx No.129 December 2019/January 2020

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The community newspaper for 10 North Norfolk villages.

various mediums and styles. There is something to suit

everyone’s taste. Original works of art always make good

Christmas presents.

Also in the gallery is the winner of our October “picture

of the month” competition, a painting in acrylics by Robin

Townend titled “Summer Retreat”. The November

competition is on the 26 th and the winner will be up in the

gallery during December.

The group’s Christmas lunch will be held at the

Chequers on the 10 th December, following on from our

usual morning session at the village hall. This is the chance

for all the members to get together and have a good mardle,

whilst enjoying the excellent food put on by the Chequers.

We will be having our annual fortnight’s holiday over

Christmas, that is the 24 th and 31 st December. We meet on

every other Tuesday of the year.

The group is in excellent health with several new

members coming along over the past few weeks. The year

has flown by with an excellent and improving standard of

work being produced by the members, as displayed at the

gallery and at our annual exhibition.

We would like to thank all of you that have supported us

throughout 2019 and in particular Sarah, Simon and the staff

at the Chequers. It has all been very much appreciated. A

picturesque and happy Christmas to you all. John Hill

BINHAM YOUTH GROUP

Binham youth group is held in the Binham Memorial

Hall on Wednesdays 6-8 pm, term time only, age 5-16

years, £1 entry fee, tuck shop. All staff DBS checked. 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.

“It’s a great way to spend your time” (William), “You

can make new friends” (Lily) and “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.

BINHAM & HINDRINGHAM OPEN CIRCLE

We are a women’s group that meet on the third

Thursday of each month at 7.15 pm in Hindringham village

hall.

It would be lovely to welcome new members to our

group. Either come along or ring our secretary Sue Elkins

01328 878487 for more information.

We have booked the Victorious Bistro in Walsingham

for our Christmas meal on Thursday 5 th December, 6.15 for

6.30 pm. Menus and details were circulated to choose from

and returned by 21 st November.

Our meetings in 2020 start with 16 th January when we

welcome astrologer Claire who is going to give us a zip

round the zodiac.

Sue Ellis

LOCAL HISTORY GROUP TALK

History of Norfolk on a stick - Andrew Tullett

Our September meeting began with an amusing and

informative talk by Dr. Andrew Tullett on the story of

Norfolk village signs. We are blessed to live in a county that

has so many signs depicting the stories associated with the

villages. The very first village sign was erected in England

in the early 1900s. The Women’s Institute were behind

organising a lot of them. Norfolk still has far more village

signs than any other county in the country.

Andrew began by observing that his journey into

exploring village signs began in a summer of his teenage

years as a reluctant participant to his father’s new found

passion of wanting days out to visit Norfolk village signs

and photographing them. As Andrew recalled it wasn’t

exactly the thrill of his teenage life at that time and he

couldn’t quite appreciate his father’s enthusiasm.

However time moves on and in 2017 to mark the 20 th

anniversary of that past summer expedition he decided to

dig out those photos of his father and do a return tour during

the 218 days of British Summer Time travelling an

astonishing 3,749 miles by foot, cycle and car visiting 508

village signs. To that end he then began to research the

stories behind the signs and set up a facebook group called

Signs of a Norfolk Summer writing up the stories of the

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