All Our Yesterdays: November memories including Liz Truss visit to Boughton, Dersingham shoebox appeal and beach party at Methwold High School
All Our Yesterdays: November village voices
November 2011: A ten-year project to renovate All Saints Church at Boughton came to fruition with the official opening of a new kitchen and toilets. Some of the pews were also replaced with stackable chairs.
The project cost £57,600 and there were hopes that the church would become a focal point for villagers.
Among those at the opening ceremony were, from left, architect Francesa Weal, SW Norfolk MP Liz Truss, Alan Wilkinson, Sarah Gosling, and Borough Mayor and Mayoress, Colin and Susan Sampson.
November 2001: Dersingham Methodist Church’s annual shoebox appeal with gifts for children in disaster areas spiralled into a community project with several other groups and organisations getting involved – with about 700 shoeboxes collected.
In this picture, the Rev Pam Bayliss is joined by some of her little helpers with, at the front from left, Hannah Mann, Lilly Painter and Alex Townshend; back, Emily Mann, Emma Townshend and Alison Clay.
November 2001: Stradsett sea scouts and cubs paraded in and out of the village church with flags to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Front from left are cub Luke Doherty and sea scout Tet Murphy, with honorary scout Rosemary Durrant; back from left, Lotte Gaberle, Arthur Durrant, Judith Reynolds, group scout leader Victor Anderson, and the Rev John Freston with wife Margaret Freston.
November 2001: Welcome – the Rev John Isaacs, officially installed as priest-in-charge at St Mary’s Church, Bexwell, is joined by (from left) the Ven Jim Rone, Canon David Kightley, churchwarden Frank Holdstock, Lady Rose Hare and churchwarden Margaret Lambert.
November 2005: A beach party in November? That was the plan by Methwold High School tourism students – but it was going to be held inside.
The indoor Caribbean-style celebration was arranged to launch a £50,000 fundraising drive to back the school’s bid for specialist sports and business and enterprise status. From left are Kate Eyles, teacher Denise Skeels and Kelly Freeman.
November 2005: More than 100 copies of a new book written by Terrington St Clement History Group were sold at the book’s official launch.
Looking pleased with the success are from left, Mary Cook, Theo Jackson, local historian Michael Begley, Bryan Howling (back row) and his wife June (holding the book), Doug Mannion, his wife Ganel and Betty Horn.
November 2013: Three West Winch businesses – 52 Beauty Lounge, Natural Interiors and The Orange Tree – sold tea, coffee and cakes outside their premises, raising £2,772.40 for Macmillan Cancer Support and its World’s Great Coffee Morning attempt.
Pictured when the cheque was presented to chemotherapy nurse Sharon Stevens at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital are, back from left, Jamie Grass, Jan Jackson, Karen Appleton and Christine Hayes; front, Nicky Proctor, Lisa Palmer Silcock and nurse Sharon Stevens.
November 2013: Students and staff at Marshland High School welcomed back former colleague Mark Lewis, who had been deputy head, at their annual prizegiving.
He presented prizes and GCSE certificates and is pictured, with headteacher Liz Dormer and some of the prizewinners.
November 2013: Generous East Walton villagers handed over £500 to the Red Wellies charity, the Lisa Wiles Brain Tumour Support Fund. The charity was nominated by village fund committee member Juliet Banwell who had been friends with Lisa for many years.
Pictured from left are Holly Lorraine, Steve Lorraine, Mervyn Wiles (Red Wellies), Bill Lewis (committee chairman), Tom Lewis, Tracey Durrant and Stephen Durrant. Ian Reynolds and Juliet Banwell were unable to attend. Photo: MLNF13-PB11036