All Our Yesterdays: Faces and places in Castle Rising, Clenchwarton, Heacham, Hilgay, Methwold, Middleton and Watlington
In our weekly All Our Yesterdays feature we look back through the pages of old editions of the Lynn News…
JANUARY 2000: Heacham author Mary Mackie is pictured with some of her books at Hunstanton Library where she gave a talk covering her latest project, the 80-year history of Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service.
JANUARY 2000: A time capsule was buried underneath a living dome of pussy willow at Middleton Primary School. Experts from Living Willow were brought in to help with the dome, with sponsorship from Lynn-based Dow Chemical. Pictured here, Ross Crockett, Dow Chemical environmental officer, helps Tim Dobbing and Lauren Wellings place the time capsule; also pictured with pupils are, from left, head teacher Graham Steel and parents Mandy Dobbing and Sandra Wellings.
JANUARY 2000: Year Five pupils at Hilgay Primary School won a camcorder and T-shirts in a British Telecom competition, after devising a script about phone box vandalism. The budding film-makers are pictured here, with Suzannah Dent and Georgina Macro at the front, with teacher Carolyn Ruffles at the back (second left).
JANUARY 2006: Clenchwarton Wives’ Club raised £584.70 for the special care baby unit at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital from various activities the previous year including bingo nights and donations at club meetings. The cheque was presented during the group’s annual meeting by former chairman Beryl Coley (centre left) to the unit’s Senior Sister, Debbie Coe. Taking over from Beryl as chairman was Eileen Knight who said the 2006 charity of the year would be Changing Faces.
JANUARY 2001: South West Norfolk MP Gillian Shephard was the VIP visitor to help Watlington Primary School enjoy a triple celebration. She is pictured about to cut the ribbon to open a new classroom and she also opened a new outdoor play area at the school – which was celebrating its 20th birthday.
JANUARY 2001: After joining the congregation for morning service, The Queen leaves St Lawrence’s Church, Castle Rising, carrying a posy from a wellwisher. The service, conducted by the Rector, Canon George Hall, was also attended by Prince Philip, the Queen Mother, Princess Alexandra and her husband Sir Angus Ogilvy. The sermon was given by the Bishop of Truro, the Right Rev William Ind.
JANUARY 2010: Methwold firefighter Andrew Grief is smiling for the camera as he receives a 20-year service medal. In a presentation at the fire station, Mr Grief was joined by his colleagues as the medal was handed over by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service chief fire officer Richard Elliot.
JANUARY 2010: A book sale at Hilgay village hall boosted funds for the urology unit at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital to the tune of £3,573.74. Presenting the cheque is Desmond Dent (centre) to Sally Edwards from the hospital. With them are friends who helped at the book sale including the founder, Ali Dent (far left).
JANUARY 2010: Little Red Riding Hood and Boss Wolf, in a twist on tradition, get ready to take to the stage at Heacham Public Hall for the panto production by Pocahontas Players. From left are Jeannie Tooley, Janet Fuller, Janice Curtis, Mike Trebbick (sitting) and Laura Thomas.
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