It was great to take advantage of some better weather and visit Snettisham Park which is open daily, 10am-4pm, and find out what is going on down on the farm.
The Suffolk mules lamb from February to May. Twins, triplets and single lambs are expected, so if you visit the farm at the right time you may witness these special births. As well as paying the Farm a visit an excellent café is open at the centre for refreshments. For more details call 01485 542425 or visit: www.snettishampark.co.uk.
A look round the area is very rewarding and S Mary’s Church is very impressive. I also found an excellent bookshop, Torc Books, Hall Road, with a superb selection of second hand books, early editions, collectables and all sorts of specialist books; open Friday and Saturdays 10am-4pm or at other times by appointment, call 01485 541188 or 540212.
I have now heard from Greyfriars Art Space, St. James Street, Lynn, and understand their next exhibition is of paintings by Duncan Smith entitled Land Meets Sea; this is described as an exhibition of minimalist paintings and opens tomorrow, February 21, continuing on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until March 7, 10am-4pm. Not to be missed!
I know there are plenty of Abba fans out there (thank you for the music, guys!), so for readers wanting to enjoy The Best of Abba Tribute Show get in touch with Lynn Corn Exchange’s box office 0153 764864. Saturday, February 28 is the date and 7.30pm is the start time. Since “Waterloo” Abba has enjoyed many hits, shows and a movie, still as popular as ever, so, remember your Waterloo and enjoy the show!
If the Big Band sound is more to your taste, East Anglia Ex-Forces are presenting a Big Band Charity Concert tomorrow night at 7.30pm in aid of Help for Heroes. King’s Lynn Academy is the venue and tickets are just £10 in advance or on the door. The music director is Alan Norris. Contact Daryle Taylor on 07486317337 for all the details.
And so to literary matters. There are several interesting events at Downham Market Library over the next few weeks; a free creative writing taster next Monday, February 23, is one example, but on Friday, March 6, between 2-3pm The Wissey Writers will read some of their work.
If you are not familiar with this group why not go a long and share the experience with others of a literary bent. Refreshments will be provided and entry is free, contact 01366 383073 for details.
I like to mention organisations not featured in the column before and I notice the next meeting of Brancaster Camera Club is next Tuesday, February 24, at 7.30pm, and will be a slide presentation by David and Judy Hodgson. The subject is Winter Wonderland - Yellowstone Park. Visitors are welcome and the venue is Brancaster Staithe Village Hall; entrance is £3 and includes refreshments. For details contact Jim Till, the chairman, on 01485 210013.
Another organisation not mentioned before is The West Norfolk Association of the National Trust providing its members with the opportunities for visits, talks and related events of all types! The association was formed in 1981 and for all the details visit the association’s website.
Although the Mart is in town I hear a circus is also on the way, details to follow!