District News - Jan 25

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Camera Club – Having missed the previous meeting due to the effects of the weather, the club decided to combine the planned competition for the Fred Pick Cup for “Humour” and the “What is it?” competition with the “Self Portrait” assignment. The decision was rewarded as the attendance was at its usual high level.

The “Humour” competition was supported by over 20 entries which were mainly DPIs. Members voted for first, second and third places which were taken by vice-chairman Jason Curtis to calculate the scores which will be announced next week. Chairman Mike Brindle led the way with a suitably witty commentary, which included suggestions of possible variations to composition and other aspects where appropriate.

The humorous atmosphere was continued in the “What is it?” event with some very obscure images. Some were disguised by the closeness of the viewpoint, but others were made less recognisable by the angle of view or the lighting or just the unfamiliarity of the subject.

The self-portrait assignment brought a surprising variation of ideas, no doubt inspired by the Self Portrait tutorial evening held two weeks ago.

Coming events in the programme and other information about King’s Lynn and District Camera Club can be found on their website www.klcameraclub.org.uk



32 Orchard Way, Terrington St John

Monthly service – As well as conducting the service at Burman House, Graham Beeken gave a talk and was also the soloist. Mrs Pauline Beeken read the lesson and gave a reading and she and Mr Beeken performed a musical duet.

Welcome Club – Chairman, Mrs Margaret Wright, welcomed everyone to the meeting in Tilney St Lawrence Village Hall. She reminded members that they are invited to a lunch provided by the charity bingo club at the Woolpack, Terrington St John on Wednesday, January 30,

The raffle was organised by Mrs Vera Overson and raised £16.50. Contents of the bring and buy stall were auctioned by Mrs Wright and these raised £12.70.

Birthday cards and raffle tickets were presented to Mrs Mary Proctor and Mrs Violet Roughton. Mrs Wright was also caller for the bingo.

Burman House – Residents of Burman House at Terrington St John enjoyed their first bingo session of the new year last Thursday, organised by Ann Thacker and Pam Reeve. It was an enjoyable morning with lots of prizes won.

Parish church – The first benefice Holy Communion was held at Terrington St John parish church, conducted by the Rev Martin Dale and the Rev Barbara Pearman. Following the service members of the congregation were invited to stay for refreshments which were provided and served by Mrs Sue Clayton and Mrs Glynis Russell.


Contact: Mrs Betty Hodgson 01553 828399

Women’s Club – St Clement Women’s Club held its first meeting of the new year in the village hall. The chairman, Mavis Beckett, welcomed everyone then introduced the three members of the Windmill Ringers of Dereham who entertained everyone with a variety of musical items.

Midway through the programme, a break was made for a delicious supper of savoury and sweet dishes provided by members, followed by tea or coffee.

At the end of an enjoyable evening the vice-chairman, Pam Bullock, thanked the Ringers and Mavis Beckett wished everyone a Happy New Year.

At the next fortnightly meeting, Linda Roberts will talk about the Diamond Jubilee garden party.