continued from page 13watch. Titchwell nature reserve reported in late October thatthey had about 10,000 starlings gathering for a display.Pennie AlfordTHE FRIENDS OF BINHAM PRIORYTalk and Taster Evening with Black Shuck Gin.7.30pm March 12th 2020. Save the date.This takes place in Binham Memorial Hall and is opento everyone. Ticketing details will be available in February.For updates, visit www.friendsofbinhamriory.weebly.com.The Friends’ 10 th anniversary annual general meeting isat 6pm on the same evening. In due course, FoBP memberswill receive a personal invitation to the AGM, together withan early ticketing alert for the Black Shuck event.FOODBANK NEWSFor the month of September, Binham provided 65.85 kgof food out of a total for the Cromer District of 3708.04 kg.Many thanks to all who contributed. Since September, wehave had a great contribution from the harvest collection inthe church and this will be reflected in the next report.Additionally, we have had cash donations in thecollection box in the Chequers that have also helped to raisefurther funds from the sales of our book. Special thanks toall the staff there.The collection box in Howell’s Superstore provides arich haul at every collection date. We are so grateful toTrevor, Anita and Toby for keeping the box in such aprominent place in the shop.Christmas is coming; last reports stated that there are 4million children living in poverty in this country and thatparents are having to choose “heat or eat” in order to feedtheir families. Your continued help will do so much forthose in this situation in our area.Norah and Richard email@example.com.BINHAM MEMORIAL HALL100+ Club winnersSeptember winners: £25 Mark Bartram, £10 AndrewCuthbert, J Savory, £5 Mrs J Calvert, Ann and PerryHooper, Mrs Pepper.October winners: £25 J Savory, £10 G Savory,Sheilin Cuthbert, £5 Mr Marshall, Nicolas Tilley, AlexBartram. If anyone would like to join the 100+ club,please call at 8 Priory Crescent or ring June Read on01328 830106.FOOD FOR THOUGHTLook ahead to the new year and be hopeful.Look around and be helpful, andtry to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.COCKTHORPEContact: Maurice Matthews 01328 firstname.lastname@example.orgCOCKTHORPE CHRISTMAS NEWSIt is that time of year again; summer is becoming adistant memory, autumn leaves are falling and winter isknocking on the door and the nights are drawing in.Now is the time to start planning the annual CockthorpeChristmas Tree Festival. Last year we raised a magnificentamount which enabled the NNUH Neo Natal Unit toupgrade two incubators to provide intensive care forpremature babies. This may not seem much, but it is trulylifesaving, the new born babies are fed and administereddrugs for all their needs without being taken out of theincubator, so the risk of infection and disturbance is kept toa minimum. Another huge upside is that two local babiescan be near home and family.So I am again appealing to your goodwill and generosityto come and support us.You can do this in many ways: raffle prizes, donations,sponsorship of a tree or decorating a tree which is providedat the cost of the tree.Most important we would love you to come and visit thechurch which will be decorated with 24 small trees and anabundance of fairy lights.Please come and join us at All Saints ChurchCockthorpe NR23 1QS. Saturday 14 th and Sunday 15 thDecember from 10am till 3.30pm.The festival closes with our Carol Service; once againled by the fantastic Cantilena Choir on Sunday 15 th at 3 pm.Juliet Case16
FIELD DALLINGContact: Julie Wiltshirejulie_wilson75@hotmail.comST ANDREW’S CHURCHUpdate on the Church RoofPikestaff, our contractors, have made a good start on theremaining work on the nave roof so there is every reason tobelieve that the church will reopen in time for our Decemberand Christmas services. It kindly rained heavily the day afterthey did the first round of patching, so we were able tocheck for any remaining leaks!Christmas ServicesYou need no reminder, of course, that all are verywelcome at our Service of Lessons and Carols, at 11am onSunday 22 nd December, where the service will be led by theCantelina Choir, conducted by Rosemary Kimmins. Mulledwine will be served after the service.And do join us for the Crib Service on Christmas Eve at4pm, when the shopping is done and we can turn our focusto the Crib and its occupant.On Christmas Day there will be a family serviceCommunion starting at 10am. It generally lasts 40 minutes.Advent GroupWe will be meeting on each Monday before Christmasin December, at the home of Ian and Fiona Newton, ManorFarm Cottage, 67 Langham Road, Field Dalling. All arevery welcome at this discussion group - we generally chewcake as well as ideas. We start with the cake at 4.45pm andfinish the discussion by 6pm. It is particularly good to meetwith friends from other parishes, so do join us for some orall of the meetings.Ian NewtonVILLAGERS’ HALLwww.fdands.orgVillagers’ Hall WebsitePhotos of the summer fete and the harvest supper areavailable for viewing on the event gallery page atwww.fdands.org.Adnams Wine TastingThe Adnams wine-tasting event is on Friday, 6 thDecember at 7pm. Please contact Steve and Susie Collins(email@example.com) to confirm your attendance.Coffee MorningsCoffee mornings are held every second Wednesday ofthe month in the village hall at Field Dalling, 10.30 a.m. to12 noon. We serve fresh coffee, tea, homemade cake andbiscuits. It’s a great chance to meet new people or catch upwith old friends. All refreshments are free of charge, butdonations are gratefully received. The next coffee morningis the Christmas Special on Wednesday 11 th December, withmince pies, cakes and decorations.The first coffee morning of 2020 will be on Wednesday8th January. We look forward to seeing you.Mel and Brian GoodaleImportant Diary DatesBingo Nights: 13 th Dec, 10 th Jan, 7 th Feb, 6 th Mar, 3 rd Apr,1 st May, 29 th May, 26 th Jun17Coffee Mornings: 11 th Dec, 8 th Jan, 12 th Feb, 11 th Mar, 8 thApr, 13 th May, 10 th Jun, 8 th Jul, 12 th Aug, 9 th Sep, 14 th Oct,11 th Nov, 9 th DecParish Council: 13 th Jan, 9 th MarMobile Post Office: Every Wed, 9.45-10.45am200 CLUB WINNERSSept: £50 Ted Hotblack, £25 Tim James, £15 Glyn Thomas.Oct: £50 Amanda Maundrell, £25 Mark Gardner, £15Jennie Lane.BEREAVEMENT GROUPA reminder that the Bereavement Group is held on thesecond Friday of each month at Manor Farm Cottage, 4pm.“A wonderful, safe place to say what I want to say, butcan’t say to others.”Fiona NewtonGUNTHORPEContact: John Blakeley 01263 firstname.lastname@example.orgBARBARA BURTONWe were deeply saddened to learn that Barbara Burtonhad died in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn on14 th November, aged 90, just as this edition of the Lynx wasgoing to print. A full tribute to Barbara, who has lived inGunthorpe since 1979, will appear in issue 130, but in themeantime we send our heartfelt condolences to husbandDonald and son Stephen and his family.FOGPC50/50 Club Draw ResultsSeptemberOctoberDoreen Webster £20 Andrew Ryde £20Noel Hinton £10 Roland Bohn £10Sandy Wallace £5 Helen Ford £5Dorothy Tomic £5 Valerie King £5Sophie Walder £5 Alex Worrall £5Tony Dufour £5 Lucy Bent £5Vivienne Wilson £5 Nigel Ford £5We started the new subscription year with 125members and now have 127, but we still welcome more.