All Our Yesterdays: Village views in Castle Rising, Gayton Thorpe, Heacham, Hillington, Stoke Ferry, Stow Bardolph, Terrington St Clement, Watlington and West Winch
In our weekly All Our Yesterdays feature we take a look back through the October pages of the Lynn News in 2002, 2006 and 2012...
October 2012: These school pals from half a century ago shared their memories when they were reunited at Castle Rising’s former school. The building – transformed into an arts centre – was opened for a group of around 40 former pupils to mark the anniversary of the school’s closure in 1962.
October 2006: Children from Watlington Community Primary School wave balloons and banners to launch their new walking-to-school travel plan. They are pictured with, at the front from left, teaching assistant Jayne Marshall, former Norwich City star Bryan Gunn and chairman of the school governors, John Ward.
October 2006: West Winch Primary School pupils with the Dow Chemical trophy which a team from the school won at a science challenge day. Holding the trophy are Edward Borrmann (left) and Rachel Ives; standing behind are from left, Craig Brooks, Emma Williams, Bethany Shimmon, Leanne Keeley-Smith and Shannon Dew. Also part of the team, but not in the picture, was Joel Lister.
October 2002: Years of community spirit, hard work and the generosity of local firms meant that Little Oaks Preschool in Stoke Ferry had a new home of its own. Lynn-based Carter Cabin Hire donated the mobile and then a team of Anglian Water employees helped out local folk with the refurbishment. Geoff Patterson of Anglian Water performs the opening of the mobile watched by Bev Phillips (right) and other volunteers and supporters.
October 2002: Scallywags Parents and Toddlers Group at Heacham celebrates its second birthday with guest of honour Hunstanton and District Ladies’ Circle chairman Philippa Sewell – following the group’s gift of equipment and toys for the children.
October 2002: Parishioners, clergy and some family pets crowded into Home Farm Barn at Stow Bardolph for a special harvest festival service. Straw bales were used for pews and the altar, and the barn was full of farm machinery and harvest produce.
October 2006: Around 100 people attended Gayton Thorpe Riding Club’s end-of-season charity day event held at Vong Lane in Grimston. Pictured here is 14-year-old Emily Wakefield riding her horse Merry Boy.
October 2006: Dave Heaton of Terrington St Clement Community School was named Norfolk Caretaker of the Year and is pictured here with his awards and some of the pupils.
October 2002: These children in Marshland were among the 60 who took part in an art and craft event to celebrate the harvest festival in Terrington St Clement Church.
October 2006: After years of wear and tear from West Norfolk’s weather, Hillington’s village sign was restored to its former glory. Pictured are Kevin Root (left) with Nick Irving, vice-chairman of the parish council, and artist Dudley Bateman.
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