District News - December 7
News from across West Norfolk
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Women’s Institute – Twenty-four members met in the Memorial Hall for the November meeting and AGM. Treasurer, Mrs S Batterham, informed the members that the craft day had been highly successful and had raised £279 for WI funds.
President, Mrs C Dungay, thanked her brilliant committee for its support through the year and thanked the members for working together to ensure an enjoyable and successful year.
Secretary, Mrs S Westwood, read her annual report, highlighting the interesting talks on a variety of subjects, including birds, magic lantern shows, sweet-making, sugar paste, herbal remedies and life on the saltmarshes, something to suit all tastes. Competitions have included photos of birds and grandfathers, home-made sweets and jams, decorated pumpkin, a herbal remedy and Ode to a Fisherman. Members enjoyed an evening in the president’s garden, a trip to Cromer End of Pier Show, Birthday Night at Timbers and a Fitness, Magic and Food day at Middleton.
The treasurer read her annual report, showing a healthy balance. The cost of speakers has increased this year, but funds have been helped by monies raised from the craft day and stalls manned at the summer fete and Christmas fair.
Miss P Wakeling thanked the committee for all its hard work. Mrs Dungay agreed to continue as president, Mrs S Batterham will continue as treasurer and Mrs Westwood will continue as secretary. Mrs S Amies stood down as programme secretary but will continue as MCS rep. Mrs P Steel agreed to accept the position of programme secretary. Other committee members are Mrs I Delderfield and Mrs A Bloy. After many years service, Mrs R Stevenson has decided to step down from the committee. Mrs Dungay thanked her for all her hard work over the years and presented her with a small gift.
Mrs Amies ran through some of next year’s programme which includes talks on roses, beadwork, belly-dancing, Nepal and strawcraft.
Birthday posies were presented to L Catchpole and C Hammond and to P Wood after the meeting. The table flowers were presented to the speaker for the evening, Mrs M Tucker-Lowe. Her husband is serving at RAF Marham and Mickey gave a spirited talk on The Queen’s visits to the base, the Antiques Road Show which was held on the base, and about her trip to Buckingham Palace to witness her husband receive an award from Prince Charles. After completing her talk Mickey was presented with a small gift to remind her of her stay in Norfolk – her husband is being posted in the New Year. There was also a small gift for Helen Hunt whose husband is also being posted.
The raffle was organised by Mrs L Catchpole and won by S Amies and S Batterham.
The competition – The Last Flower in the Garden - was won by S Batterham, 2 Mrs J Palgrave-Brown, 3 C Dungay, 4 I Delderfield, J Strangward, J Strawson, P Biggs, A Bloy, C Hammond and S Westwood.
Refreshments were provided and served by C Hammond, A Bloy and J Fuller.
St Martin’s Church - The regular coffee morning was held in St Martin’s Church on the second Wednesday of the month and, once again, was well-supported. A sum of £121.70 was raised for Church funds. The next coffee morning was due to be held on Wednesday. The Christmas event promised to be bigger and better than ever with more raffle prizes, books, puzzles, cakes, and the obligatory mince pies!
Winners of the November draw for the 100 Club were 1 Mr T Fairweather, 2 Mrs M Pinches, 3 Mr and Mrs J Delderfield.
TERRINGTON ST CLEMENT
Contact: Mrs Betty Hodgson 01553 828399
Women’s Institute – The annual meeting of the Terrington St. Clement branch was held on November 17 with the president Frauke Adkins welcoming 22 members and three visitors. The thought of the month was given by Jean Bostridge and the secretary/treasurer Olwen Isherwood gave both her reports. As Olwen is retiring from her secretarial post this has been taken over by Sue Bragg with assistance from Kate Hillier.
The president gave her report and as Frauke is retiring from her post this year Sue Atkin, who has been vice-president for many years, will take over. The proceedings were overseen by the WI advisor Sue Ovenden and the Federation secretary Cindy Brooks.
The competition winners: l Kate Hillier, 2 Phillipa Symington, 3 Sue Bragg. The bloom of the month was brought by June Collison.
There is to be an 85th birthday party lunch at 12.30 for 1pm in the Village Hall, which is for members only. The Carols and King’s Lynn Town Band evening is planned for December 14 in the Village Hall and the New Year lunch will be on January 9 at the Wildfowler pub.
Remembrance Service - Around 200 adults and 70 children attended the service at the parish church. A guard of honour was formed at the west door by Lynn Air Training Corps led by Sgt Findell.
The service was conducted by the Rev Robert Slipper who talked about bravery in conflict and drew attention to a number of medals being worn by members of the congregation. One was a Gulf War veteran and another was a boy wearing a medal earned by his great grandfather in the Second World War.
The congregation had been given wooden crosses inscribed with the names of local service personnel who had died in action. The names were read out, some by school pupils and others by David Shepperson while a sea of some 100 crosses were held high.
Julie Kerr gave a reading and there were intercessions by Emma Amir. The vicar also read a poem written by George King, of Terrington, who was killed in action in 1917 and is commemorated in a window in the north aisle of the church.
Mike Lister read the Kohima Epitaph and Sophie Tinker sounded Last Post and Reveille. The choir led hymns with Roger Darbishire organist.
Wreaths were laid in the church by Pat Twine (Red Cross), Alan Hodgson (parish council), Tina Saunders (Scout/Guide Association) and Troy Brown (ATC).
The service was followed by a procession to the war memorial on the recreation ground where further wreaths were laid, including one by Martin Warner for the Scout Association, and all of the crosses were planted.
Refreshments were served in the sports pavilion by Pam Clarke, Wendy Funnell, Maureen Overton and Rita Day.
The various standard bearers and escorts were: 1st Terrington Scouts, William Brown, T. King and Edward Dew; 1st Terrington Guides, Millie Fuller, Stacey Watson and Gabriel Clare; Rangers, Jessica Jackson, Tishie Crowson, Jess Shaw; Cubs, William Coase, Nathan Poll, Oliver Hunt; Brownies, Teigham Campbell, Sophie Rumsey, Elaine Defty; Beavers, Joseph Bly, Jay Greenwood, Joshua Evans; Union flag, Colin Pegerdine. Tina Saunders laid a wreath on behalf of the Scouts and Annie Amhill for the Beavers.
Royal British Legion Women’s Section – West Norfolk-based author Mary Mackie was guest speaker at the monthly meeting. She talked about her much-travelled life and about her book writing. Chairman, Mrs K. Arnott, gave the vote of thanks. Mrs Mackie also judged the competition which was won by Mrs B. Wright with Mrs Arnott in second and third places. Treasurer, Mrs G. Neal presented the audited accounts for the year.
Members were reminded the December meeting would feature the Christmas draw. There will be no January meeting but on February 15 Mrs B. Wright will talk about her six-week trip across America earlier this year. The next group meeting will be on Monday, December 10, at Docking. Raffle winners were 1 Mrs Arnott, 2 Mrs Johnson, 3 Mrs L. Witton.
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