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  • 103-year-old woman banned from churchPlease enable Javascript to watch this video ELBERTON, Ga. -- The one thing Genora Hamm Biggs says she knows is true is her love for the Lord. At 103 years old, she reads her Bible daily, but lately she says she's had to do some extra praying. "I was shocked," Hamm Biggs said. She received a certified letter in the mail from church members. "And it was not a good feeling," she said.

    The letter states: "Dear Mrs. Genora Hamm Biggs, This letter is to inform you that according to the by-laws of the Union Grove Baptist Church, and by vote of the active members, any membership or associations that you have had with this church are now officially revoked. Therefore, you cannot attend Union Grove Baptist Church for any reason whatsoever.

    You are not to come to the property of the Union Grove Baptist Church located at 680 Pulliam Street, Elberton, Georgia 30635. Sincerely The members and officers of the Union Grove Baptist Church." "The letter said we're not to come back, but we went back - police were there," Hamm Biggs said. She says Union Grove Baptist Church in Elberton is the only church she's ever known.

    She became a member 92 years ago. "He told police he wanted to put us out, but the police told him 'you can't do that,'" she said. She says Union Grove Baptist Church's pastor, Rev. Tim Mattox wants her banned because she spoke out and told him about things she didn't like. "He's a holy, sanctified minister - we are Baptist and he has divided the church," Hamm Biggs said.

    She said he's not following the covenant of the Baptist Church and is trying to change the denomination to a Holiness Church. "I haven't seen anything like this before," she said as she shook her head. And there are former members who support her. "It's not right," Ezell Land said. He used to be a deacon at the church and said the Hamm Biggs' family founded the church. "They brought it here on a mule and a wagon from the country when I was a little boy," Land said.

    He grew up in the church too and was a member for 56 years before he left. "Every time I would get up, the pastor would get up and make remarks when I sang and stuff. So, I just got my hat and I left," he said. And although Hamm Biggs still has her name etched on the side of the church, she says it's the emotional scars that hurt the most. "I wanna get my church straight like it has been," she said.

    Elberton police officers call the church fall-out a civil matter and haven't made any arrest.

    FOX Carolina 1 tried to contact Mattox, as well as other members whose names appear on the letter, but couldn't get in touch with them.

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  • 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, Dickleburgh – The Winners 2015 ... Annie Chapman with the Ladies Tractor Road Run tree The 12th annual 50 Christmas Trees in a Church at All Saints Dickleburgh, drew to a close on Sunday, December 6, with the prize-giving for the 23 most popular trees voted by visitors to the festival. Ladies Tractor Road Run (for Cancer Research UK s breast cancer appeal) was the winner in the adult category for their tree decorated with tiny pink bras. Susan Whymark Funeral Service came second with an amazing dress tree and Culrose Residential Care Home were third with their gingerbread themed tree.

    1st Dickleburgh Rainbows, with Harleston District Girl Guiding s plastic bottle tree.

    1st Dickleburgh Rainbows, who combined with Harleston District Girl Guiding, won the children s category with their fabulous plastic bottle tree, displaying Christmas messages of hope. Harleston CE VA Primary School came second with their Hands of Hope tree and Burston Community Primary School was third with their gingerbread house tree. The Nick Arnull Plate, for the most innovative tree, was shared by Susan Whymark Funeral Service and 1st Dickleburgh Rainbows with Harleston District Girl Guiding.

    The Christmas Tree festival has raised 2,000 for EACH (East Anglia s Children s Hospices) and a donation will also be made to Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Oncology Department, with residual funds being retained by the Benefice of Dickleburgh and the Pulhams. Rowena Roskelly, one of the festival s organisers, said: We have had an excellent week. I would particularly like to thank all the volunteers who helped set up the church and look after visitors throughout the Christmas Tree festival.

    Thanks also go the local organisations and businesses who contributed such a superb collection of decorated trees; many congratulations to all the winners. This has been the last 50 Christmas Trees in a Church at Dickleburgh, although some of the volunteers are thinking about running something different in the church during Advent 2016. For more information about 50 Christmas Trees in a Church , including the full list of winners, see www.50christmastrees.com 1 .

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  • A Music of Grief, Classical Music and The First World War ... - IceniPost This year s Wymondham Music Festival music lecture by Dr Kate Kennedy is A Music of Grief, Classical Music and The First World War .

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  • A Norfolk Schoolboy's Memories of W.W.II | joemasonspage I was born on December 3 rd 1928, so World War II came upon me at the age of ten until I was fifteen. I was fortunate that I lived first in the quiet market town of Harleston until October 1942 and then in the village of Methwold until 1946. At Harleston I attended the Junior School until I progressed to Bungay Grammar School.

    Living at Methwold I attended Downham Market Grammar School. I left there at the age of fifteen in July, 1945. By early 1939 every household in the country had received a booklet on how to be ready for war.

    Even cigarette cards carried air raid precautions. These we collected and swapped at school. There were plans for the distribution of air raid shelters to homes in areas most likely to be hit by bombs.

    Air raid sirens were erected. Gas masks were issued and special smaller ones for babies. The gas masks were in almost square boxes on strings.

    Very soon mothers were making covers for them. We had to take them everywhere with us and periodically we had to practice wearing them at school. They would smell very rubbery and were claustrophobic to wear, the visors steaming up.

    On 1 st September 1939 war with Germany seemed imminent and many thousands of children, some with parents, were evacuated from London and boroughs, many of them to Norfolk. I was friendly with one boy who lodged with the butcher at the top of London Road. He didn t stay long; many preferred the risk of bombs to the oddities of the countryside.

    There were two girls who lodged in a big house (the old school perhaps) opposite Redenhall church. I cycled home with them once from the swimming pool at the river, Wells Lane I think. They were friendly with another girl Dawn C.

    At 11.15a.m. Sunday, 3 rd September 1939 war was declared on Germany. The government had advised the safest rooms were those in the centre of the houses.

    My mother and I had single beds in the sitting room which was central. I don t know where my father slept. Everything was rationed, ration books were issued to every household and each had to register with their local shop.

    The ration books came into use the following year. At school, to support the war effort, we were encouraged to knit scarves for merchant seamen probably one plain one pearl in navy blue mine finished six feet long! In 1940 each person was allowed 4 ounces of butter, 12 ounces (345 gr) of sugar, and 4 ounces of ham or bacon each week.

    As the war progressed there was even less. Everything was sold on surrender of coupons. In Dad s garden up Station Road there were copious quantities of rhubarb.

    Mum made jam and it was rhubarb with everything. How I hated it. Marjorie L from next door told me the daughter of the previous sergeant had peed on the rhubarb so that probably put me off.

    Mum would save the sugar rationing to make jam. We had our own jars but when mine was going down quickly I would pinch some of Dad s. As well as the food rationing there was a blackout which meant no light was allowed to show from within buildings, prevented by blankets or special screens or similar hung over the inside of doors and windows.

    Windows were taped to prevent damage from flying glass, among other Air Raid Precautions published in a special Government booklet issued to all premises in the country. Vehicle lights were dimmed with masks, coal was rationed as were sweets. Mum would scrape butter onto rounds of bread and then scrape it off again.

    I used to love sandwich loaves of bread. I could eat nine or ten rounds. I looked for air holes which would get filled with butter.

    I liked Sunday tea when Mum would get out her best tea service which was pink and the edges trimmed with gilt. I wonder what happened to it ? Sometimes we would have tinned salmon which I enjoyed soaked in vinegar.

    On one occasion I was ill and my mother was so pleased that she was able to obtain a few bananas for me from the local greengrocer. This was wintertime and the bananas had come from the Canary Isles. On another occasion she was able to buy a few tomatoes.

    I didn t think about it at the time but they had to come by ship over many, many sea miles, running the gauntlet of German U Boats. I was in the choir at St. John the Baptist church in Harleston.

    During the long sermons I used to pass the time by drawing aircraft and air battles on the white pages of the prayer and hymn books, inspired by the Battle of Britain fights. When my voice broke I was designated to pumping the organ. There was a long passage beside the organ, the wall being covered in whitewash.

    I soon got busy covering all this space with my drawings. Often it meant I forgot why I was there until I noticed the organ was getting precariously low on air which meant I had to pump furiously to get the weight back down again. Soon after we had moved to Harleston a bathroom and toilet were fitted into the box room above the kitchen.

    Mum s contribution to the war effort was to invite the grand-daughter of a couple living up our lane to use our bathroom when she came home on leave from the WAAFs ( Women s Auxiliary Air Force.) Denis and I would g o off on our cycles, usually on Saturdays, armed with my copy of Bacon s Cyclists Map of Norfolk. We would find churches and try to get into their towers but we weren t lucky very often. However on this map I marked the locations of Army camps and airfields which would have been a boon to enemy spies!

    At the beginning of the war there was a big Government campaign to Dig For Victory encouraging the growing of vegetables at home. A local builder allowed my friend Alan to have an allotment on the field at the rear of Alan s home. It was from here on Saturday, 23 rd July, 1940 we saw in the distance German planes apparently dropping bombs on Pulham Airfield, The Germans did try unsuccessfully to destroy it.

    It had been an R.A.F. Station during W.W.I. first in 1915, and it had been the home of R 33 and R 34 airships.

    Today the village sign proudly depicts the R 34 at its moorings. On that occasion in 1940 the Germans dropped sixteen high explosive bombs but there were no casualties. There were several other raids and the big hanger was hit on one occasion.

    On another occasion German bombs were dropped into a field just passed Frank Spurgeon s premises at Mendham Lane and killed two ponies. I didn t see it happen but saw the bomb craters the next day. I wrote a little essay about it but my teacher was not impressed.

    Soon after the war started our head teacher, Mr. Rhodes, volunteered for the army. I don t know what happened to him.

    A Mr Pilch took over. He didn t like me because my father had told him off for riding his bike without lights. He seemed to take a delight in taking it out on me in petty ways!

    I didn t have to put up with him for long because it must have been in the September, 1940, I started at Bungay Grammar School. At Bungay there were air raid shelters to which we had to hurriedly retreat when the siren went off. The shelters were damp and smelly.

    Sometimes a teacher would try to give a lesson. Other times we would sing morale building war-time songs. The other side the pub next door was a large house occupied by a doctor Maidment.

    There was great excitement when his daughter married an army officer by the name of Vickers. Mum and I watched them from a front bedroom window drive off to go on their honeymoon in a large open topped car. One wartime memory is of a captured German Messerschmitt fighter plane being put on display just into the entrance of Harleston Recreation Ground.

    The object was to boast public morale. Quite distinct in my memory now is the sickly sweet smell of the engine oil. Some of the local boys spent a long time unsuccessfully trying to remove parts for souvenirs.

    On one occasion a German Dornier bomber crashed in a field at Starston. One of the crew, the pilot, was killed. He was buried at Starston church until after the war when his remains were moved to Germany.

    The other crew member was locked up in the cells across the yard at the back of our house. I was never allowed to see any prisoner. My mother or the Constable s wife had to provide meals for the prisoners.

    A most vivid memory in my mind is of one night in October 1941. I was asleep in bed. I was eleven years old I was awakened by the loud roar of aeroplane engines.

    Quickly looking out of my bedroom window I saw a Wellington bomber go past, very low and a ball of flames. The next day I learned it had crashed in a field up Jays Green, a little past our school. It had come down with such force it was almost fully buried into the soil.

    All the crew perished . On yet another occasion Denis and I were near the drill hall, getting walnuts off a tree just outside someone s gateway. A twin-engined German bomber came over so low we could see the crew inside looking down at us.

    We were both very frightened and hurried home on our bikes but nothing untoward happened. It was in 1941 that Sergeant Stanley George Kybird was killed while flying a Spitfire fighter plane in France. He was from the Elveden branch of the Kybird family.

    One vague memory I have is just once having a ride in a Bren gun carrier. I think an Army sergeant took us. His wife was staying with friend Alan A s family at Candlers Lane.

    I remember seeing my first Americans. They were coloured and very smart. This was at Harleston market place.

    They were employed helping with the construction of the airfields in the vicinity, and there were many. Laings carted the gravel. Early in the war the American air force was known as the USAAF Army Air Force but later it got shortened to USAF.

    When they first flew from Hardwick it was the 310 Bomb Group ( Nick named Ted s Travelling Circus ) using B 26 Mitchell medium bombers. They were at Hardwick from September until November, 1942. Alan A and I would cycle there and throw sticks up at them as they took off but of course they were too high for us to hit them.

    Denis L, the boy from next door, and I would go exploring. For some reason we were attracted to a little copse of the lane at the bottom of Needham hill. Here we found a ground covering layer of certain commodities left behind by Americans after interludes with some of our local girls.

    Unfortunately some of the girls were left with more permanent reminders of these occasions, two in particular! Placed around the town were a number of pillboxes from which, with the necessity, soldiers or Home Guard troops could fire on approaching Germans. This of course did not happen.

    However, these pillboxes provided cover for all sorts of illicit past times. In the case of Alan A and myself, we had surreptitious smokes in one at the top of Mendham Lane. Pillboxes were rapidly constructed at the beginning of the war, in 1940 and 1941, constructed of brick or concrete, with concrete tops.

    They had one entrance and slits in the six or eight sides to fire from. Inside they smelled damp and musty, some flooded. For many years after the war one was on the beach at Happisburgh, having fallen down when some of the cliff collapsed.

    It is probably still there. On an occasion Dad took me in his car along the road at Flixton towards Bungay. On a previous occasion there had been dozens of tanks hidden in the trees.

    On this second occasion the tanks had gone but there were some wooden structures left and hanging in one was an Army shut knife a treasure I had for some time. On occasions we would go to visit my mother s parents at Heath Cottage, about a mile Norwich side of Holt. Bren gun carriers would practice on the heath.

    One I understand is buried in the bog there across the lows. Just down the road near the top of Edgefield Hill was a searchlight camp. I remember well how the searchlight beams would sweep the skies.

    Sometimes I was able to hear the boom boom of Ack Ack guns practising at Weybourne. A light aircraft would tow a target behind it. I have read that Churchill once inspected soldiers of the Cambridgeshire Regiment on the Heath.

    This was in 1940 when he was checking on our Coastal Defences. Similarly we would visit my father s parents at Thetford. I remember watching the trains from a back bedroom window.

    The house at Vicarage Road was fairly close to and overlooked the railway lines. More than once I saw a train towing thirty or more tanks on flat trucks, heading south towards London. On one occasion we went to Bury St.

    Edmunds to do some Christmas shopping. I had been given my Christmas present by my grandfather a new ten shilling note. In a bookshop I saw a book all about the British Army costing seven shillings.

    This I had to have although I knew the ten shillings was intended to go into savings. Was I in trouble over that ! It was here I first saw American Air Policemen on large Harley Davidson motor cycles patrolling the town.

    They were so smart with white helmets, hence the nick-name Snowdrops! In October, 1942 we moved to Methwold when Dad was promoted to Inspector. He was issued with a white steel helmet and a revolver.

    These I only saw once. I wasn t too happy about the move at the time as it meant a change of school and friends. I was much happier when I learned it was a mixed school!

    The school was at Downham Market which meant a twelve mile bus journey each way.. The bus would take us past the airfield at Bexwell, just outside Downham. Here we would see bombers, Stirlings and Lancasters being loaded up with bombs.

    Some of the planes we saw had been badly damaged by German fighter planes or anti aircraft fire over Germany during the night raids. Two airmen from this station were posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. One was Flt Lt Aaron who was pilot on a bombing raid over Turin and was seriously wounded by flak from German guns but managed to get his plane home safely.

    He died soon after. The second V.C. Was in August, 1944 .

    Sq Ldr Bazagette was pilot of a Lancaster from 635 Squadron, a pathfinder squadron. He managed to mark their site rocket storage facilities in France. His aircraft was set on fire and on crash landing exploded.

    He and his crew were killed. During the war 170 aircraft were lost from this airfield we just did not realise the full significance of what we saw. At one time Mosquito fast light weight bombers made of wood also flew from there.

    Once the American Air Force came to the area, it was not long before some of the girls were coming to school with chewing gum, cigarettes, badges and some eventually married Americans, including two sisters. Because of the war the corridors round the inner quadrangles were lined with brick walls to give some protection against bomb blast. Fortunately they were never put to the test although when an air raid siren sounded we had to file into the corridors.

    School dinners were produced on economy lines but we never went hungry. There were rumours of horse meat and whale meat but we still consumed it with relish. For some meals we had luncheon meat.

    This was sliced so thinly to make it look more.! We had a lot of stewed apples and custard the apples coming from the Head Master s trees. He would also sell them to us for one penny each, also sweets.

    About this time British Restaurants were set up in various towns, the object being to provide basic meals cheaply. There was one in Downham Market, communal kitchens set up by the Ministry of Food as non-profit making. Meals were sold at a fixed price of 9d (just under 4p) and no meal of more than 3 courses for 5 shillings (25 p).

    I did sample these on two occasions when I had gone to play football on a Saturday and then had to wait some hours for the bus home. I believe it was on Thursday evenings, I and two friends would cycle to Mundford because the fish and chip shop there did fritters and chips on that night. This was a speciality.

    There was little fish available. I remember along roads through the forestry there would be signs warning about incendiary bombs and butterfly bombs. The butterfly or anti personnel bombs were first used in this country in 1940 against Ipswich.

    They were lethal within a radius of 33ft. Several would be dropped together by the Germans. We would also find bundles of aluminium foil in strips dropped by German planes.

    They were used as a counter measure against radar and first used by the Germans in 1943. We also used the same method, called Windows. About 1943 there were soldiers of the Eighth Army (the Desert Rats) camped in the area.

    I learned from some of them a few choice words in Italian. I also learned enough of their experiences in the desert to give a talk to my class at school. On the bus ride to school sometimes we passed Italian prisoners or war working in the fields and we would call out these choice words from the bus windows.

    Many of these Italians were billeted in a large house near the church in Stoke Ferry. They were easily recognised because they had round patches on their brown clothing. Some Italian prisoners of war were billeted at the army camp at Cranwich and some of our school girls living in Methwold would walk along the road towards Mundford to flirt with them.

    The Desert Rats were in the area training in readiness for D.Day on 6 th June, 1944. For a brief spell some Canadian troops were billeted in Methwold Drill Hall. Dad would have to break up fights at the pubs.

    On 26 th May, 1943 the King and Queen came to visit Methwold airfield and my father was present as he was responsible for civilian policing. He kept very quiet about it and I didn t know until after the war. At one time airmen of the Royal Dutch Naval Air Service were stationed at Methwold.

    Their uniform was a very smart dark blue. This was in 1943 and they flew B25 Mitchell light bombers I believe of the 320 (Netherlands) Squadron. The front of our house overlooked the flight path and I often watched the comings and goings from a spare bedroom window.

    It was on the 3 rd of May, 1943 when Squadron Leader Leonard Trent 1 (later awarded the V.C. and D.F.C.) flew out from Methwold with twelve Ventura aircraft of 487 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force on a fateful raid. Their target was Amsterdam power station.

    I saw them go out and later only one return, the rest having been shot down. Since the war I have been able to read that S/Ldr Trent was one of those shot down and he and his navigator were held prisoners of war. He was involved in the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III when 220 R.A.F.

    Prisoners planned to escape via a tunnel. He managed to get through the tunnel but was found by the Germans nearby and surrendered. He remained a prisoner until the end of the war.

    There is now a Ventura Close in Methwold. Didlington Hall has some war-time memories for me. I and a couple of friends would cycle from Methwold and fish in the River Wissey off a road bridge.

    American airmen from Bodney would walk that way, I think this was about July, 1943. They were very generous, giving us sweets, chocolate cigarettes, also fishing line and hooks We would see our friends for a while and then no more. At that time it did not occur to us they may have been shot down or killed in their missions.

    On part of the estate was a watermill which breached the river. We used to swim in the mill-pond and were sometimes joined by Americans. One convinced me a quick way to have a suntan was to put vinegar onto my body.

    It did give me a tan but friends at school wouldn t sit near me because I smelled like a fish and chip shop, my mother wondered were the vinegar was going ! In December, 1943 I was given an autograph album as a birthday present which I started using straight away and I still have it. It contains entries not only from school friends but also servicemen.

    One is by a Group Captain Yarde who was commanding officer at Methwold. He took the salute of a parade through Methwold High Street for Salute the Soldier week on Sunday 14 th May 1944. My father wasn t very pleased that I was audacious enough to ask for it.

    It was during this savings campaign there was a drawing competition at Downham. I did a drawing of the badge of the King s Own Scottish Borderers and won first prize. I was presented with a fifteen shilling savings certificate in Downham Town Hall by Lady Ruth Fermoy who died in 1993 aged 85.

    Once I saw an RAF Meteorological balloon slowly come down to land in a field opposite the Cock public house corner. I told Dad and went with him and P.c. Albert S to hold it until RAF personnel arrived.

    Albert was my hero. He always had time for me when Dad was elsewhere. Once he showed me some copies of Mein Kampf (My Struggle) Hitler s story seized from a German sympathiser living in the Methwold fens.

    They were stored in one of the cells. It was in May, 1945 many Indian soldiers who had been captured by the Germans in the North African Desert Campaigns and held prisoners of war were flown back to England in Operation Exodus from Bari, Italy. In this operation altogether something like 72,500 ex P.O.W.s were flown back to England in 23 days.

    Lancaster bombers of 149 Squadron, Methwold, played their part in this. Many Indian soldiers were billeted in the area round Methwold and Northwold, in the camps which had been used by the Desert Rats before D Day. The Indians were fattened up before the long journey back to India.

    It is worth noting that of all the aircraft which flew from Methwold during the war 43 were lost by being shot down or crashing, of these 25 were Venturas, 6 Stirlings and 12 Lancasters. The Methwold Lancasters also took part in Operation Manna in which food supplies were dropped to starving civilians in Holland. The first flight in this operation was from Methwold on 29 th April and the plane named Bad Penny .

    The American Air Force did similar flights and named their operation Chowhound . The village sign now depicts an aircraft in flight over a ploughing scene and the church. There is a Roll of Honour in Methwold church, a page being turned each day.

    Sometimes on a Saturday afternoon I would cycle to one of the camps, either at Didlington or Lyndford. I had made many friends of different creeds and castes among the Indian soldiers and enjoyed the challenge of making myself understood. I drank pint mugs of tea, oddly with a pinch of salt.

    Sometimes I was given a chapatti with an egg stolen from the local farmer, or jam. I also went to the camp cinema and watched Indian films and learned a smattering of Urdu also how to write my name and address in Sanskrit. Cigarettes were plentiful albeit rather rough.

    One make, Victory, was like sawdust. We would often see a lady from Methwold who wore very bright red lipstick cycling out to the Indian camps on her old bike to offer some home comforts I expect! A British army officer, Leslie Ball, was billeted at the Hall and wrote a lovely book called Heron Lake.

    He wrote about the wildlife on the lake. We used to get to the lake from near the water-mill. One of the very early paintings I did from life was of the lake.

    The hall overlooked the lake and there was an open air swimming pool. On one occasion we went for a swim there but there was green algae on the surface. Nearer to the time of Operation Overlord D Day General Sir Miles Dempsey had his headquarters at the hall.

    He became commander of the 2 nd Army in Europe from 26 th January, 1944 to 8 th August, 1945. My memory of D Day Tuesday, 6 th June, 1944 was hearing the roar of very many bomber planes and looking up to see the sky full of American Fortresses and Liberators. On one occasion my father took me there or it could have been Lyndford Hall.

    I think it was to a courts-martial but as usual I wasn t told! I do remember having lunch in this very large hall sitting among American Air Force officers. As a constant reminder of the Desert Rats, what they did in the war and their presence in the Mundford area there is a Cromwell tank on a raised plinth beside the road from Brandon to Swaffham.

    Parts of the 7th Armoured Division, prior to D Day, were stationed at the camp at Cranwich. For some reason unknown to me my father had an invitation to go to their camp to see a show by a branch of ENSA (Entertainments National Services Association). He took me along and we sat on the front row.

    Many well-known entertainers visited camps of H.M. Forces. I have no idea who were in this particular show but we enjoyed it.

    As there were so many airfields in the area plane crashes were inevitable. As soon as we boys had heard of a crash we would be off on our bikes looking for souvenirs, parts of aircraft or live ammunition. We would pull out the steel ends to get at the thin strips of cordite.

    These we lay out in a line and set fire to them just for the fun of it. Once we went to a crash site where two American bombers had collided in mid-air, fell to the ground and both crews killed. We wanted to have a look but there was an American Air Force policeman on guard and he had a gun.

    He told us to clear off. We told him it was our country and we could do what we liked. He wasn t impressed and became threatening so we left in a hurry.

    We never gave a thought to the fact that a plane crash meant the loss of life and In the case of an American bomber as many as ten men. On the evening of V.J. Day victory in Japan I was staying with my parents in Thetford.

    There were celebrations near Castle Hill. I went there and found some of my Indian friends. They introduced me to an Indian V.C.

    His name was Singh. He gave me his autograph which I had on a scrap of paper for many years after. Unfortunately like many things with the passage of time it got lost as did many of my souvenirs like badges from different countries.

    I still have a small silk handkerchief also a large print of a painting of loads of cotton on carts in Northern India which were given to me by my Indian friends. Having left school in July, after a short holiday I started work at Barclays Bank at Brandon. There was still a heavy presence of both American and British army.

    Officers would come into the bank paying money into various accounts and one of the lady staff was in much demand for dates and some mornings would stagger into work after a particularly late night! These are my memories of World War Two when I was a schoolboy. I have added some information after research to explain some happenings but apart from these the rest are genuinely from my memories.

    Bas Kybird, 83 years Drayton, April, 2012 References ^ Leonard Trent (en.wikipedia.org)

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  • A talk by textile artist Polly Binns 2nd Feb 2016 The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society is pleased to announce another lecture celebrating the Francis Cheetham Legacy A talk by textile artist Polly Binns Personal Perspectives 7pm on Tuesday 2 nd February 2016 At Norwich and Norfolk Community Arts Martineau Memorial Hall, 21 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN www.norcaarts.co.uk/contact-us.html 1 Tickets on the door 5 3 to NCCS Members and Friends A glass of wine or soft drink included www.norfolkcraft.co.uk 2 Textile artist, Polly Binns, considers why and how we become the artists we are.

    Polly talks about her work inspired by the tidal landscape of North Norfolk in relation to her artist family background and career in HE education and arts advisory work.

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  • A WEEKEND OF VARIED EMOTIONS A WEEKEND OF VARIED EMOTIONS Last weekend was a mixture of frustration (to put it mildly in one case), disappointment, encouragement and excitement for our teams as summarised below. Ladies 1sts . The team laboured to a deserved 4-1 win at a cold Weybread over bottom-placed Ipswich.

    Emma Lee-Smith put them ahead in the first half only for a lively Ipswich to equalise after the break. The game was then transformed when seemingly out of the blue Abby Gooderham fired home one of the goals of the season with a superb reverse stick shot from the edge of the circle. Susan Wessels then converted a penalty corner before Abby set up Susan for a simple tap-in after another piece of individual skill.

    With time running out Abby seemed destined for a deserved second goal only for the umpire to blow for the end of the game with the ball about to roll into the unguarded goal! The team remains in fourth place and this coming Saturday is away to Maidenhead (1.30). Ladies 2nds.

    There was further frustration for the team when they conceded two early goals away to St Albans 2nds following decisions which on another day might have gone in their favour. But they went on to battle hard combined with some excellent hockey and they got a deserved late goal when Kara Kilbourn deflected home at a penalty corner. With this 2-1 defeat the team need to win at least two of their last three games (starting at home this Saturday against Maidstone (2.00) to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

    Ladies 3rds . After their 6-0 away win over Pelicans 2nds (with goals by Sarah Legg 2, Millie Preece 2, Katie Ogden and Mia King) and the draw for the 4ths the team now lead their league by three points from the 4ths who have a game in hand. Katie Woollatt was MOTM.

    This Saturday Lucy Field and her team are at home after four successive away games when they host third-placed UEA 2nds (3.30). Ladies 4ths . After five wins on the trot the team had to be content with a 1-1 home draw against a gritty Norwich City 2nds.

    Laura Tibbenham put them ahead in the first half after considerable City pressure and City hit back with a scrappy goal after the break for a deserved equaliser. Despite these two dropped points Treacle Griffin and her team can still win the league but they have a tricky away game with fourth placed Norwich Dragons 3rds (11.30) this Saturday who drew last weekend after coming up against the resolute defence of lowly Evergreens. END OF SEASON SENIOR AWARDS EVENING including Buffet & Disco SATURDAY 19 MARCH, APOLLO CLUB, HARLESTON Arrive 7.30pm Awards 8.00pm Taxis 12.00am.

    Dress: Smart Tickets (which must be purchased in advance) are 20.00 and are available from clubhouse bar or from Jackie and Kevin Ridley 01379 854697 or 07815 199803. Please come to help make this evening both enjoyable and successful. Ladies 5ths .

    Two weeks ago in a re-arranged away game the team went down 6-3 to Watton 2nds but they were determined there would be no repeat at home and they ran out comfortable 4-0 winners. Imi Meynell-Anderson and Alice Evans-Hendrick put them 2-0 up at half time and skipper Jose Tibbenham made the game save with a couple later in the game. Fourth place is still attainable by the team but they will need to keep winning including at home to UEA 3rds on Saturday (10.15).

    Ladies 6ths . It was good to see the team earn a deserved point at home in a 2-2 draw with Evergreens 2nds. Ellie Fawkner gave them a first half lead and after Evergreens fought back to take the lead Ellie popped up with the equaliser with five minutes to go in an end to end match.

    This Saturday they are away to Norwich Dragons 6ths (3.15). Ladies 7ths . With a scheduled 5.30 start away to Norwich City 7ths the team knew they were in for a late finish.

    In the event with a delayed start they eventually came off the pitch at 7.20! After starting with ten players they lost Jane Collins through injury. Nevertheless they put up in a strong performance eventually losing 3-0.

    This week they are at home to Pelicans 3rds (12.15). Girls Development . Manager Sandra Elliner was obliged to select a very young side to play Pelicans with several players unavailable as they were playing the next day and with four playing for the 6ths.

    After a good game Pelicans came out on top winning 2-0. This Saturday the team is away to Yarmouth (10.00) whom they beat 5-0 in the middle of December. Men s 1sts.

    They just had to win their home match on Sunday with Teddington to keep alive their very slim national league survival hopes but it wasn t to be sadly as they went down 5-3. Myles King (with his first national league goal) and Ben Wright (with a penalty stroke conversion) had given the team the boost of a two-goal lead. Teddington hit back just before the interval and the game was transformed early in the second half with Teddington scoring three times in four minutes.

    Myles then scored again to give Magpies some hope but seeking an equaliser Magpies were caught on the break and the visitors, for whom it was good see out-on-loan Carl Sitch playing against his brother Leigh, scored again to win 5-3. This Sunday the team play their last home game of the season when they host Cambridge City at the changed time of 12 noon. Men s 2nds .

    Skipper Lawrence Baynes and his team were looking to build on their fine away win over Spalding when they took on fellow-strugglers Cambridge Univ 2nds at Weybread. It was soon clear they were in for a tough game and it was good to see Sam Moore and Richard Ling playing for Magpies for whom Thomas Ridley was in sparkling form. After a keen struggle the game seemed to be heading for a goalless draw but the students struck with five minutes to go.

    This spurred Magpies on even further and Thomas gave them a deserved equaliser. While now off the bottom of the league Magpies will need to win at least two of their last four games to avoid relegation starting hopefully away to Felixstowe on Saturday (2.00). Men s 3rds .

    The team knew they were in for a tough game against league leaders IES 2nds despite beating them at home 5-1 earlier in the season. They conceded two sloppy goals early in the game and after getting to half time without further damage they let in another soon after.

    3-0 down soon came 4-0 but third-placed Magpies hit back with late goals by Jake Sewell and skipper Matt Brand to lose 4-2. With three games left promotion is still a possibility for Magpies but they will need to beat Norwich City 4ths at home on Saturday (1.45) to have a realistic chance.

    END OF SEASON SENIOR AWARDS EVENING including Buffet & Disco please see above Men s 4ths . After their fine win over IES 3rds the previous week the team took a big step to avoiding relegation when they beat IES 4ths 1-0 away to move up to 5th place in their league. Their goal came in the last minute through Ali Williamson with his first for the club in thirteen years after he beat three players in the circle.

    What a goal! But they are still not completely safe although a win on Saturday at home to North Norfolk 2nds (12.00) would do the trick. Men s 5ths .

    They were up against league leaders Bury St Edmunds 4ths in the last game at Weybread by which time I have to confess I had sought the warmth of the clubhouse and with it an excellent meal thanks to the Ladies 1sts. Andy Caston twice brought his team level before Bury pulled away to lead 5-2. Lewis Belsey then scored to make the final score a respectable 5-3.

    On Saturday they are away to Thetford Town (2.30) who like them are in mid-table comfort. Men s 6ths . Eric Davy s team continues to amaze!

    Their 2-1 home win over Norwich Dragons 5ths was their seventh in their last eight games with the other ending in a draw. They were a goal down at half time before Eric got the equaliser (although this was incorrectly challenged in the clubhouse by jealous team-mates!) after Jon Wells had created the penalty corner. With seven minutes to go and with an appreciative roar from the spectators Richard Chopper Allcock fired home the winner after a shot from Roger Kent had come back off a post.

    The prospect of promotion for the team remains a concern (!) but they have three demanding games remaining including away to Norfolk Nomads on Saturday (2.30). Boys Development . While father Andy was scoring a brace for the 5ths sons Tom and Jake Caston were scoring the four goals by which the Dev team won 4-0 away to Pelicans.

    Tom went one better than his father scoring three times while Jake had to be content with one. The team, which does not have a game this week, is now back on the top of their league two points ahead of Norwich Dragons (having played a game more) who they play away on Saturday week. Mixed.

    The team is at home to Norwich City on Sunday (2.00) in the 3rd round of the EH Trophy. U18 Girls. The team had the frustration of their mini-bus breaking down on their long trip to play Neston South Wirral on Sunday in the quarter-finals of the EH Plate.

    They then had the further frustration of losing 1-0 through a late goal. But to their credit they honoured the fixture. U16 Girls.

    Frustration mixed with bewilderment (and something stronger) must have be the emotions of the team and their supporters when after beating Cambridge City 2-1 and drawing 1-1 with hosts Leicester in the regional finals their game against Worcester was called off with ten minutes to go when they were leading 8-0 (with Abby Gooderham scoring a remarkable seven goals). The reason being that it says in the rules no team may lose by more than eight goals. This meant our team lost out to Leicester on goal difference of two after Leicester had surprisingly beaten a strong looking Cambridge City 8-0.

    U16 Boys. They had drama of their own at the regional finals in Canterbury drawing 3-3 with Teddington after being three up with six minutes to play. They then came from two down to draw 2-2 with Old Loughtonians before losing 3-1 to Canterbury.

    U14 Girls. They missed out on reaching their regional final when they lost 3-2 away to Norwich City. They recovered from 3-0 down with goals by Grace Collison and Georgie Cantrell and were pressing for the equaliser at the final whistle.

    U14 Boys. The team is through to the Midlands regional final on goal difference after Norwich Dragons beat Bury St Edmunds 3-1 on Sunday. U10/U12 Boys and Girls.

    Congratulations to our four A teams who have qualified for the East Finals to be held at Weybread over the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 16/17 April after their exciting successes in the Norfolk Championships at Pelicans HC on Sunday. The U10 Girls finished as champions while the other teams came second. This coming Sunday they will be joined by our B teams, who had their own event at Weybread, when they all compete in the Norwich Dragons Minis.

    Finally, a remarkable record at Weybread last Saturday when on the sand-based pitch there was a member of the Davy family playing in all four games for Magpies, namely Louise (10.45 for the 5ths), Katie (12.15 for the Development), father Eric (1.45 for the 6ths) and Louise and Julie and mother Marie (3.15 for the 6ths). Best of luck to all our teams this weekend. Please see the website for the full list of fixtures.

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  • About one month to go for businesses to enter Spirit of Enterprise ... BUSINESSES have just over one month left to enter a prestigious annual awards scheme which aims to celebrate and raise the profile of successful businesses across the Great Yarmouth borough. The Spirit of Enterprise Awards 2015 is organised by enterpriseGY, Great Yarmouth Borough Council s business support service, and is a chance for top-performing businesses of all sizes, sectors and ages to step into the spotlight. Interest in the prestigious awards scheme has been growing since entries opened on Tuesday, June 23.

    Businesses have until 4pm on Friday, September 11 to put themselves forward in the various categories. It is free-of-charge to enter and finalists will be profiled in a supplement in the Great Yarmouth Mercury, with winners appearing in a further supplement. The winner of each category, plus the winner of the overall 2015 Business of the Year Award, will be revealed at a glittering awards ceremony, at the Town Hall on Friday, November 20.

    For the first time, applications can be filled out and submitted online at www.soea.co.uk 1 via a new online entry system, which makes it quicker and easier for businesses to enter multiple categories. There is also a new category for 2015, Great Family Owned Business. Each award is backed by a local organisation.

    Sponsors choose the winner in their category from three finalists shortlisted by a local independent panel or the category sponsor themselves, and also benefit from publicity at the ceremony and in the newspaper supplements. The main sponsor is local chartered accountants, Lovewell Blake LLP, which will choose the 2015 Business of the Year from the winners of the other categories. The categories are: Business of the Year sponsored by Lovewell Blake LLP Great Manufacturing/Engineering Business sponsored by Great Yarmouth College Great New Business sponsored by Itron Great International Growth sponsored by GYB Services Ltd Great Investment in Young People sponsored by Subsea Technology and Rentals Great Business Growth sponsored by the Great Yarmouth Mercury Great Business Idea sponsor TBC Great Community Contribution sponsor TBC Great Customer Service sponsored by Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Great Family Owned Business Birketts Cllr Graham Plant, the council leader, said: The awards scheme, now in its eighth year, has grown in stature year-on-year and is a fantastic showcase of businesses of all sizes, sectors and ages from across the borough, and of the strength of the local economy.

    There is now just over one month left for the many successful businesses across the borough to take up this fantastic opportunity to showcase themselves on a very public platform. Several entries have already come in and the new online application system makes it quicker and easier than ever before to enter multiple categories. We always have great feedback from both the entrants and sponsors, with last year s awards ceremony considered the best yet.

    So if you think you could win a category or even be crowned the 2015 Business of the Year, make sure you submit the entry form by Friday, September 11. Businesses and potential sponsors seeking more information can visit www.soea.co.uk 2 or call Sally Pearson, enterpriseGY programme development officer, on 01493 846632. Notes: The Spirit of Enterprise Awards is the centrepiece of a two-year programme of enhanced activities by enterpriseGY, supported by the Coastal Communities Fund, which aims to create and safeguard more than 260 jobs, address seasonality and raise the perception of Great Yarmouth to that of the Enterprise Town for Business Growth and Job Creation .

    enterpriseGY, based in the Novus Centre, at The Conge, Great Yarmouth, is a joint borough council- and CCF-funded programme for businesses in Great Yarmouth offering business support, business advice and training for start-up businesses and existing businesses. The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) aims to encourage the economic development of UK coastal communities by awarding funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs. Since the start of the CCF in 2012, grants have been awarded to 145 organisations across the UK to the value of 71million.

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  • Access to Music Norwich somewhereto workshops 22 October 2014 SYCO Entertainment in association with somewhereto_ invite local young people in Norwich to showcase their skills and be mentored by professional talent scouts somewhereto_ are co-hosting tailored workshops and open auditions to help develop artist evolution somewhereto.com 1 - 22 October 2014 | 4pm 9pm Access to Music Norwich, EPIC, 114 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1JD - Working in association with regional delivery partners Creative Arts East, somewhereto_ will be co-hosting an evening of workshops and open auditions with SYCO Entertainment (Simons Cowell s TV and Music Production Company) , giving local undiscovered talent the opportunity to meet with industry professionals. somewhereto_ is a UK wide youth project delivered by Livity and funded by a 7m grant from the Big Lottery Fund to support its nationwide expansion to 2016. Helping 16-25 year olds access free spaces in their communities, to launch and develop creative and enterprising projects.

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  • Adam Stewart of Harleston dies in Wednesday morning accident ... JACKSON COUNTY, Mississippi -- A 25-year-old Harleston man was killed early Wednesday morning when his car left the roadway and crashed into a fence. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Adam Stewart was driving a Toyota Camry on Tanner Williams Road around 6 a.m. Wednesday when he entered a sharp curve and the vehicle left the roadway, striking a fence on private property.

    The accident remains under investigation and deputies believe speed may have been a factor, according to the sheriff's office.

  • Age UK Norwich Art Exhibition at largest Norfolk Hospital Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals will be featuring a new art exhibition from Age UK Norwich which aims to capture older people s history in words, pictures and sounds. The exhibition will be on show along the hospital street Level 1, and will feature important moments to promote a better sense of understanding and care. The exhibition showcases five Life Stories created by students from the Jane Austen College who have worked closely with local older people to produce Life Story Scrapbooks.

    BBC Voices trained the pupils in recording skills and alongside the photography and scrapbook display, the public will be able to hear the older people s memories come to life. Emma Jarvis, Hospital Arts Co-ordinator, said: People visit hospitals for a variety of reasons so we provide a wide variety of art for patients, visitors and staff. We are really pleased to be showcasing the work by Age UK Norwich especially as Age UK is of service to both the visitors and patients of our older people s medicines wards and the art is a way of displaying both services available and information.

    Age UK Norwich Chief Executive Susan Ringwood said: The life stories work we do is an important project helping to prevent older people from becoming invisible. If the time comes when their abilities do become impaired, there is a record of who this person once was, what they have done, where they have been. This intergenerational project lasted three months and is just one example of the work Age UK Norwich carries out in the city to help tackle loneliness and social isolation.

    The exhibition is open until the end of April 2016.

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  • Al Jazeera America is shutting down television operations — RT USA Cable news network Al Jazeera America is planning to terminate its operations in the United States effective April 30, 2016. This marks the end of a long decline of viewers and readers for the network. I know the closure of AJAM will be a massive disappointment for everyone here who has worked tirelessly for our long-term future, Al Jazeera America s chief executive Al Anstey said in a memo 1 .

    The decision that has been made is in no way because AJAM has done anything but a great job. Our commitment to great journalism is unrivaled. The network has had viewership problems since its launch, with only 20,000 to 40,000 people watching during prime time, according to CNN Money.

    AJAM began in 2013, a few months after the Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network purchased former Vice President Al Gore s Current TV for $500 million. The channel was billed as a more restrained, clearheaded alternative to mainstream cable news, but it was mired in issues from the start, including a lawsuit from Gore and very low ratings. "Viewers will see a news channel unlike the others, as our programming proves Al Jazeera America will air fact-based, unbiased and in-depth news," AJAM s former CEO Ehab Al Shihabi said around the time of the launch. Al Shihabi himself was the defendant in a discrimination lawsuit that claimed that he favored the network s Arabic and male employees.

    In May 2015, he was replaced, following the exodus of three of AJAM s top female executives. To make its legal quagmires worse, the network s general counsel, David W. Harleston, was suspended in November after the NY Times reported that he wasn t actually licensed to practice law.

    In late December, AJAM broadcast an hour-long documentary that implied that several sports stars, including Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, had used performance enhancing drugs. AJAM s source later said that he was not truthful, and Manning fervently denied the allegations. I'm not sure I understand how someone can make something up about somebody, admit that he made it up and yet somehow it gets published in a story, Manning told ESPN s Lisa Salters after the program aired.

    It's completely fabricated. Complete trash, garbage. There are some more adjectives I'd like to be able to use, but it really makes me sick The documentary, called The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers, ultimately made them the defendant 2 in two defamation suits brought by baseball stars Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Howard in January.

    The two players sued the network for libel and false light invasion of privacy. "The decision by Al Jazeera America s board is driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S. media marketplace, " Anstey said. The channel s end has been linked by some 3 to the sharply dropping price of oil, which sunk below $30 a barrel on Tuesday.

    The government of Qatar AJAM s ultimate owner gets much of its income from the Gulf state s massive oil production. Digital expansion The announcement of the closure comes at a time when Al Jazeera Media Network s moves to expand operations on digital platforms into the US market, since audiences increasingly turn to multiple platforms. By expanding its digital content and distribution services to now include the U.S., the Network will be better positioned to innovate and compete in an overwhelmingly digital world to serve today s 24-hour digitally focused audience, the parent company said in a statement.

    Anstey says that he will make sure the channel keeps its standards as high as ever until the very end. Between now and April, we will continue to show America why AJAM has won respect and the fierce loyalty of so many of our viewers, Anstey wrote. Through your remarkable work at AJAM we have shown that there is a different way of reporting news and providing information.

    The foundation of this is integrity, great journalism, impartiality, and a commitment to the highest quality story telling.

    This will be our lasting impact, and as we produce and showcase the best of our work in the weeks to come this will be clear for everyone to see.

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  • Al Jazeera America Suspends Top Lawyer After Inquiry About Law ... Al Jazeera s American news channel has suspended its general counsel, David W. Harleston, after questions were raised about his qualifications to practice law in New York. Read more: CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE 1 Short URL : http://legalplanet.com/?p=102071 Posted by dunkele 2 on Nov 9 2015.

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  • Al Jazeera America to shut down The cable news channel Al Jazeera America, which debuted in 2013 to great fanfare when it promised to cover American news soberly and seriously, will be shutting down by the end of April. The move was announced at a companywide meeting on Wednesday. In a memo to the staff, Al Jazeera America s chief executive, Al Anstey, said the decision by Al Jazeera America s board is driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S.

    media marketplace. I know the closure of AJAM will be a massive disappointment for everyone here who has worked tirelessly for our long-term future, he continued, using the company acronym. The decision that has been made is in no way because AJAM has done anything but a great job.

    Our commitment to great journalism is unrivaled. At the companywide meeting, Al Jazeera America staff members, some in tears, were told that the decision to shutter the network had not been unanimous. Some of the channel s leadership argued that the network provided an important service, and continued to win awards for its coverage.

    But in the end, the decision was an economic one. The channel, it was felt, had fallen victim to the lack of a business model beyond continuous support from Qatar, the energy-rich country that owns Al Jazeera. Some staffers saw that as a tacit admission that falling oil prices were behind the closure, though a spokeswoman for the company denied that on Wednesday.

    Beyond its oil wealth, Qatar is one of the world s top exporters of liquefied natural gas, whose price has also tumbled. Mr. Anstey said that once the cable news network shuts down by April 30, Al Jazeera would expand its digital presence in the United States.

    The expansion would bring new global content into America. Al Jazeera America went on the air in August 2013 after Al Jazeera bought Al Gore s Current TV for $500 million. It promised to be thoughtful and smart, free of the shouting arguments that have defined cable news in the United States over the last decade.

    But meaningful viewership never came, with prime-time ratings sometimes struggling to exceed 30,000 viewers. To make matters worse, turmoil hit the newsroom last year when staff members complained bitterly of a culture of fear. There was an exodus of top executives, along with a pair of lawsuits from former employees that included complaints about sexism and anti-Semitism at the news channel.

    In May, Ehab Al Shihabi, the chief executive of Al Jazeera America, was replaced by Mr. Anstey. Morale improved, but ratings remained low. .

    The closure, which will cost hundreds of employees their jobs, highlights the difficulties of establishing a robust cable news presence in an increasingly crowded media marketplace, and one that faces ever more competition from the web the ultimate 24-hour news medium. Current TV, before being bought by Al Jazeera, had struggled for years to find an audience, and to define its place in the news landscape. Fusion, a cable news network and digital publication aimed at younger audiences, lost the backing of one of its corporate parent companies, Disney, in recent weeks, following reports that it, too, had struggled to find its footing with audiences.

    Even established players like MSNBC have been forced to revamp in recent years. Andrew Heyward, a former president of CBS News who is now an adviser to media companies, said in an interview that Al Jazeera America had faced an uphill battle from the beginning. Cable news is a very well-served market, not to say saturated, and you have three powerful, well-established players, he said, referring to Fox News, MSNBC and CNN.

    Endemically, it s not quite clear that the world was waiting for a new 24-hour cable channel in the U.S., and cable operators certainly weren t waiting for it, he said, describing the limited distribution the channel received. They came kind of swaggering into the arena, saying we re going to do higher-end stories and represent people who are under-represented, Mr. Heyward said, a proposition that played better on paper than in practice.

    And the network brought something of a British sensibility and judgment, he said, which did not translate as well to cable news as it might in other arenas. This is not Downton Abbey, he said. All these problems were exacerbated, he said, by the fact that a brand associated with the Arab world was a tougher sell in the United States than it was in Europe.

    And Al Jazeera America has not been free of controversy in recent months. In November, the news station s general counsel, David W. Harleston, was suspended following a report in The New York Times that he did not appear to be licensed to practice law.

    Among the varied legal work Mr. Harleston had done for Al Jazeera America was his involvement in wrongful termination lawsuits brought by former employees. Legal experts have cautioned that Mr.

    Harleston s lack of a law license could potentially leave the network vulnerable in those lawsuits, primarily over issues of confidentiality. On Dec.

    27, Al Jazeera America aired an hourlong documentary that linked some of the biggest stars in Major League Baseball and the National Football League to performance-enhancing drugs. The most prominent athlete mentioned was the Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who angrily denied the report, calling it complete garbage and totally made up.

    The baseball players Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman have filed defamation suits against the network. When told Wednesday of Al Jazeera America s plans to shut down, Mr. Manning deadpanned, I m sure it s going to be just devastating to all their viewers.

    Source: nytimes

  • Al Jazeera America to Shut Down by April THE LEVANT NEWS By JOHN KOBLIN FOR The New York Times The cable news channel Al Jazeera America, which debuted in 2013 to great fanfare when it promised to cover American news soberly and seriously, will be shutting down by the end of April. The move was announced at a companywide meeting on Wednesday. In a memo to the staff, Al Jazeera America s chief executive, Al Anstey, said the decision by Al Jazeera America s board is driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S.

    media marketplace. I know the closure of AJAM will be a massive disappointment for everyone here who has worked tirelessly for our long-term future, he continued, using the company acronym. The decision that has been made is in no way because AJAM has done anything but a great job.

    Our commitment to great journalism is unrivaled. At the companywide meeting, Al Jazeera America staff members, some in tears, were told that the decision to shutter the network had not been unanimous. Some of the channel s leadership argued that the network provided an important service, and continued to win awards for its coverage.

    But in the end, the decision was an economic one. The channel, it was felt, had fallen victim to the lack of a business model beyond continuous support from Qatar, the energy-rich country that owns Al Jazeera. Al Anstey, chief executive of Al Jazeera America.

    FADI AL-ASSAAD / REUTERS Some staffers saw that as a tacit admission that falling oil prices were behind the closure, though a spokeswoman for the company denied that on Wednesday. Beyond its oil wealth, Qatar is one of the world s top exporters of liquefied natural gas, whose price has also tumbled. Mr.

    Anstey said that once the cable news network shuts down by April 30, Al Jazeera would expand its digital presence in the United States. The expansion would bring new global content into America. Al Jazeera America went on the air in August 2013 after Al Jazeera bought Al Gore s Current TV for $500 million.

    It promised to be thoughtful and smart, free of the shouting arguments that have defined cable news in the United States over the last decade. But meaningful viewership never came, with prime-time ratings sometimes struggling to exceed 30,000 viewers. To make matters worse, turmoil hit the newsroom last year when staff members complained bitterly of a culture of fear.

    There was an exodus of top executives, along with a pair of lawsuits from former employees that included complaints about sexism and anti-Semitism at the news channel. In May, Ehab Al Shihabi, the chief executive of Al Jazeera America, was replaced by Mr. Anstey.

    Morale improved, but ratings remained low. The closure, which will cost hundreds of employees their jobs, highlights the difficulties of establishing a robust cable news presence in an increasingly crowded media marketplace, and one that faces ever more competition from the web the ultimate 24-hour news medium. Current TV, before being bought by Al Jazeera, had struggled for years to find an audience, and to define its place in the news landscape.

    Fusion, a cable news network and digital publication aimed at younger audiences, lost the backing of one of its corporate parent companies, Disney, in recent weeks, following reports that it, too, had struggled to find its footing with audiences. Even established players like MSNBC have been forced to revamp in recent years. Andrew Heyward, a former president of CBS News who is now an adviser to media companies, said in an interview that Al Jazeera America had faced an uphill battle from the beginning.

    Cable news is a very well-served market, not to say saturated, and you have three powerful, well-established players, he said, referring to Fox News, MSNBC and CNN. Endemically, it s not quite clear that the world was waiting for a new 24-hour cable channel in the U.S., and cable operators certainly weren t waiting for it, he said, describing the limited distribution the channel received. They came kind of swaggering into the arena, saying we re going to do higher-end stories and represent people who are under-represented, Mr.

    Heyward said, a proposition that played better on paper than in practice. And the network brought something of a British sensibility and judgment, he said, which did not translate as well to cable news as it might in other arenas. This is not Downton Abbey, he said.

    All these problems were exacerbated, he said, by the fact that a brand associated with the Arab world was a tougher sell in the United States than it was in Europe. And Al Jazeera America has not been free of controversy in recent months. In November, the news station s general counsel, David W.

    Harleston, was suspended following a report in The New York Times that he did not appear to be licensed to practice law. Among the varied legal work Mr. Harleston had done for Al Jazeera America was his involvement in wrongful termination lawsuits brought by former employees.

    Legal experts have cautioned that Mr. Harleston s lack of a law license could potentially leave the network vulnerable in those lawsuits, primarily over issues of confidentiality. On Dec.

    27, Al Jazeera America aired an hourlong documentary that linked some of the biggest stars in Major League Baseball and the National Football League to performance-enhancing drugs. The most prominent athlete mentioned was the Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who angrily denied the report, calling it complete garbage and totally made up. The baseball players Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman have filed defamation suits against the network.

    When told Wednesday of Al Jazeera America s plans to shut down, Mr. Manning deadpanned, I m sure it s going to be just devastating to all their viewers. Ravi Somaiya and Ben Shpigel contributed reporting.

    Source: The New York Times Related

  • Al Jazeera America's Top Lawyer Probed Amid Questions About ... David W. Harleston appeared to have all the right stuff and then some to serve as general counsel for Al Jazeera America, where he was responsible for advancing and protecting the business and legal interests of the U.S. network and its holdings.

    He served as counsel to Sony Music Entertainment, where he hammered out agreements for major artists like Bruce Springsteen , Barbra Streisand , Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey , according to a biography 1 at the news site. He also worked at Current TV, where he handled worldwide business and legal affairs. That s not all: Harleston is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.

    But now all of those accomplishments have been clouded by an investigation into whether he is licensed to practice law in New York State, where the news outlet is headquartered, according to The New York Times 2 . He was suspended late last week. From The Times 3 : In most states, it is unlawful for non-lawyers to give legal advice, perform legal work or present themselves as lawyers.

    The crime is rarely prosecuted in New York, especially against non-lawyers working in the role of internal counsel at a company. Though there are no records that he ever gained admission to the bar, Mr. Harleston passed the New York State bar exam in February 1986, according to legal records.

    That means one of two things, according to court officials: Either he did not complete his application to the court for admission, or he failed the character and fitness review. Al Jazeera America has had a rough start since its inception a little more than two years ago, with troubles including low ratings, employee complaints and employee lawsuits. Experts told The Times the license issue could leave the outlet vulnerable to employee-discrimination lawsuits.

    Harleston declined several requests to speak to The Times. For his sake, we hope the problem gets cleared up. SOURCE: The New York Times , Al Jazeera | PHOTO CREDIT: Al Jazeera, Getty 4 5 SEE ALSO: Mizzou Chancellor Steps Down Following President s Resignation Over Campus Racism 6 Don t Miss Our Hottest Stories!

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  • Alice's Adventure in Wonderland Ashill Community Centre this ... at Ashill Community Centre on Sunday 20th December 2015 Award winning theatre company Box Tale Soup bring their own special flavour to Ashill Community Centre on Sunday 20 th December , supported by the arts and community development charity Creative Arts East. Alice s Adventures in Wonderland is a magical adventure featuring a cast of just two human performers, a dozen beautifully handmade puppets, and a set that unfolds from a vintage trunk. Join Alice on her journey down the rabbit hole and meet the well-loved characters of her storybook world.

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  • An Audience with Lesley Garrett, AUDEN THEATRE Holt At the AUDEN THEATRE Gresham s School Holt Sunday November 22 nd 7.30pm All Seats 25 Box Office Tel 01263-713444 www.greshams.com/Auden-Theatre 1 Join Britain s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat. Her behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage As well as performing with the English and Welsh National Operas, Lesley has recently starred in Carousel and The Sound of Music and appeared on television shows including Strictly Come Dancing and Loose Women. She has also performed with artists as diverse as Michael Ball, Renee Fleming, Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel and Lily Savage.

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  • Analysis: no way out for deep-diving species The sperm whale spotted this morning on a Norfolk beach is the sixth to become stranded on England s North Sea coast in the past two weeks and the 29th across northwest Europe. They are likely to be part of the same bachelor pod of juvenile males and may have entered the shallow waters of the North Sea while chasing squid. Once in this area, they would have become disorientated and struggled to find their way back out into the deep ocean.

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  • Anglian Potters Selected Members' Exhibition 2015 Anglian Potters Selected Members Exhibition 2nd October 1st November 2015 21 selected members of the Anglian Potters Association will be exhibiting their work at the Ferini ART Gallery during October this year. It is a particularly auspicious time of year to have chosen as the gallery will be celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. Anglian Potters are delighted to be showing work in this beautiful space as they have not exhibited in Suffolk for several years.

    Clay is a most versatile and durable medium, lending itself to the creation of thrown domestic ware, hand-built vessels, sculpture, and even jewellery. The potters and sculptors showing their work in this exhibition represent many disciplines within ceramics, as well as revealing the rich diversity of skills and creativity that exist within Anglian Potters. From Rosemarie Cooke s charming wildlife sculptures, through Susan Cupitt s elegant and spare thrown vessels and Angela Mellor s delicate, transulscent porcelain, to the smoke-fired work of Juliet Gorman, this exhibition has something to appeal to all collectors of ceramics.

    The organisation is long-established and widely respected nationally. It was originally formed in in 1983 to represent all that is best in East Anglian ceramics. It has a thriving membership of over 400, which includes amateur and professional potters, students and supporters.

    Those who choose to apply for selected membership must submit a body of work for inspection by a panel of their peers.

    It is a rigorous process with equal attention being paid to form, process, skill and execution.

    Contact: Ferini ART Gallery Pakefield T 01502 562222 E info@feriniartgallery.co.uk Anglian Potters Selected Members secretary Anja Penger -Onyett E anja.penger@gmx.de 1 2 Notes: The exhibiting potters are as follows: Ray Auker, Deborah Baynes, Harvey Bradley, Murray Cheesman, Rosemarie Cooke, Susan Cupitt, Catherine D Arcy, Peter Deans, Moira Goodall, Juliet Gorman, Helen Martino, John Masterton, Angela Mellor, Stephen Murfitt, Anja Penger-Onyett, Christine Pike, Colin Saunders, Pam Schomberg, Usch Spettigue, Peter Warren Open 11am 4pm Fri/Sat/Sun 27-29 All Saints Road Pakefield Lowestoft Suffolk NR33 0JL info@feriniartgallery.co.uk 3 01502-562222 Related References ^ info@feriniartgallery.co.uk (icenipost.com) ^ anja.penger@gmx.de (icenipost.com) ^ info@feriniartgallery.co.uk (icenipost.com)

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Do you know someone who selflessly spends their time helping others, or who has shown remarkable bravery in the face of adversity?

    A man has been taken to hospital after suffering serious heart failure.

    World-class conductors, soloists and musicians have enthralled audiences for a decade as a partnership between Lowestoft and the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been hailed as one of the most successful of its kind in the UK, References ^ Polly Grice (www.lowestoftjournal.co.uk)

  • Applecart Theatre - i Am Mark The bold London based storytelling company Applecart is touring the UK this autumn with their show i Am Mark a production that challenges the way we perceive religion and retells one of history s most famous tales. On Wednesday 15 th October they are taking over www.thegarage.org.uk 1 JESUS THE TERRORIST? MODERN MARK COURTS CONTROVERSY the pace of this production is unrelenting, leaving you both challenged and entertained at the finale something that is not easily achieved.

    Henry Austin, The London Economic AN EXPLOSIVE new production casting Jesus as a rebel leader, and featuring a terrorist strapping a bomb to himself, is set to challenge traditional church goers when it opens. Edgy theatre company Applecart claims the controversial modern day makeover of St Mark s Gospel: i am Mark will rid the story of its stuffy religious baggage. Instead they plan to show the Son of God as a revolutionary leader in the dramatic production that features a bomb-laden man counting down the seconds until he blows himself up.

    Artistic director Peter Moreton said: We re treating the story with huge respect but it has often been marginalised by the church. Jesus is subversive and political, which doesn t sit well with the dull and often narrow world of organized religion. He added that their production rid the tale of 2000 years of baggage using fresh and sometimes strong language.

    Storyteller Phil Summers added: For us a theatre in the heart of the city is a far better setting for a story of social unrest and revolution than an old echoing cathedral. This is why they have chosen Norwich! i Am Mark Using a combination of theatre, film, music and comedy they will tell the entire of Mark s Gospel for one night only at the Garage on the 15 th October 2014.

    The production was first performed at the Leicester Theatre in the West End and is touring throughout the UK this autumn during September and October.

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  • April 28th - Charity Spring Walk and Open Gardens, down Down to the banks of the River Waveney Garden Open Sunday 28th April 2013 10am to 4pm The Olde Coach House, Brockdish, Diss, Norfolk IP21 4JY Garden open in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance, The Big C, Prostate Cancer, Waveney Responders.

    Tombola, Cake stall, Craft stalls, Teas, Refreshments.

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  • April 28th - Charity Spring Walk and Open Gardens, down to the ...April 28th - Charity Spring Walk and Open Gardens, down to the banks of the River Waveney - Iceni Post News for Norfolk and Suffolk: News, Events, Art, Theatre, Wildlife, Business, Health and Wellbeing, Sport Apr 18, 2013 Down to the banks of the River Waveney Garden Open Sunday 28th April 2013 10am to 4pm The Olde Coach House, Brockdish, Diss, Norfolk IP21 4JY Garden open in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance, The Big C, Prostate Cancer, Waveney Responders.

    Tombola, Cake stall, Craft stalls, Teas, Refreshments.

    Admission 2.00 Adults Sorry no dogs Cantor s Theatre School Related About the author Nigel Bedingfield is the editor of Iceni Post and Director of imajaz limited This site uses cookies, would you like to continue?Yes I'm happy to proceed 🙂 More info please? 1 References ^ More info please? (icenipost.com)

  • Armed police units called to Harleston incident Armed police units are currently at the scene of an incident in Harleston following reports of a woman in distress. Source: http://www.dissmercury.co.uk/armed_police_units_called_to_harleston_incident_1_3779887 1 Other posts from this source: Diss Mercury - News 2 This entry was posted on September 22, 2014 at 16:50 and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 3 feed.

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  • Arsenal dig deep to set up Leicester showdown Bournemouth 0 Arsenal 2 Beating Bournemouth would not normally rank as an occasion for backslapping and high fives but, for Arsenal, it marked a first win in five league games and, they will hope, a change of mood. Things have gone pear-shaped since Christmas when they were installed as title favourites with victory over Manchester City. City s more recent results perhaps make Arsenal s success on December 21 less impressive now, and their next match against Leicester City, the leaders, on Sunday will give a better indication of their credentials.

    Ars ne Wenger s side looked like a team recovering from illness.

    They spluttered and struggled for

  • Art Classes with Dawn Pretty Relaxed and informative weekly classes at various venues: Experience how developing your creativity can enhance your enjoyment of life; making even the mundane sight, seem magnificent. Regular weekly classes; payment is in 4 week blocks after trying one single session. Each class has a break with refreshments and cookies.

    Beginners or experienced painters You will receive a warm welcome. MONDAYS: 1.30pm-3.30pm: Bring watercolours or any medium: Stella Peskett Hall Southwold: 10 TUESDAYS 10am-12.30pm: Bring any materials Shadingfield Village Hall: 11 WEDNESDAYS One off workshops: 10.30am-3pm: Various mediums: SEE Events coming up 1 The Cut Halesworth 35 Why not suggest the subject and date you would like, so it may be arranged. THURSDAYS: 1.30pm-4pm: Bring oil or acrylic materials: The Cut Halesworth: 11 THURSDAYS: 4pm-5pm: School aged children: All materials provided: The Cut Halesworth: 10 FRIDAYS: 10am-12.30pm: Watercolours materials are provided The Cut Halesworth: 16 Contact Dawn Pretty to book or discuss.

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  • Article: West Flirts With Fascism There seems little doubt that Western so-called democracies are gravitating toward increasingly autocratic politics. Executive power is being exercised by secret policy formulation, to be imposed on the electorate, or on other countries, with no regard for democratic oversight. Western states are once again flirting with fascism -- as in earlier dark periods over the past century.

    Here is a recent snapshot of the disturbing trend. Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond this week openly voiced his frustration with democratic process as something that is "cumbersome" for the pursuit of foreign military objectives. Meanwhile, America's top General Wesley Clark told US media that Washington needs the power to round up "disloyal" citizens in internment camps without due legal process.

    Added to this is the condemnation also this week by France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius of a French parliamentary delegation travelling to Russia on a fact-finding visit over the Ukraine crisis. Then we have the ongoing diktat to the Greek people of their country's financial policies, imposed by the European Union's creditors led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In each instance we see a sinister logic emboldened among Western states, whereby democratic mandate and legal standards are over-ridden by the ruling political class.

    What other way to describe this tendency but as a form of incipient fascism? We should not be surprised by such tendency. Despite much-vaunted claims of democracy, human rights and law, Western states have always had a propensity towards fascism.

    The publication of photographs last week of British Queen Elizabeth making a Nazi salute, as a young girl in 1933, along with adult members of the royal family, is a stark reminder that Britain's ruling class were earnest supporters of Adolf Hitler and his fascist regime during the 1930s. Queen Elizabeth's uncle, who became King Edward VIII, traveled to Nazi Germany in 1937 following his abdication. He was not only filmed giving Nazi salutes to the Fuhrer, the British royal also plotted treasonously with the Third Reich to form a Nazi-collaborationist regime in England.

    In much the same way that the French ruling class, led by General Philippe Petain, formed the despicable Vichy regime that worked assiduously with Nazi Germany to murder and incarcerate tens of thousands of their own compatriots between 1940-44. As for the supposedly noble American champions of democracy, Washington has a long and bloody history of sponsoring fascist regimes and their death squads throughout Latin America to make that continent "safe" for US capitalist exploitation. Washington's penchant for despots and autocrats is manifest today in its unwavering support for the Persian Gulf Arab dictatorships and the Israeli regime.

    The same can be said for Britain, France and Germany, where weapons sales and oil interests prevail over popular demands for democracy, human rights and international legal justice. For several decades after the Second World War, Western states could make a reasonable claim of practicing democracy, at least at home if not overseas. During those years, there was a semblance of electoral process and of governing policies mandated by the people.

    There was undoubted progress in democratic distribution of wealth and the creation of social security systems and public services in education and healthcare. However, over the past two decades, democratic reforms in Western states have been relentlessly rolled back. This retrograde process is correlated with the vast polarization of wealth and power between an oligarchic minority and the wider population.

    Western "governments" are increasingly political vehicles that serve the interests of the oligarchy, while meting out economic austerity and repression on the general populace. The upcoming presidential election in the US is a classic case in point of how electoral "choice" is determined by the financial and corporate oligarchy. Whoever wins that contest will be a servant of the ruling class.

    In Britain, we see a Conservative administration composed of millionaires like Prime Minister David Cameron and his Chancellor George Osborne, which was "elected" by a minority of voters -- only 36 percent -- and bankrolled into office by City of London finance. Now Cameron's government is inflicting even more savage austerity measures that will leave millions of citizens much worse off, while enriching the bankers and the rich. Western countries are grappling with a systemic problem -- the demise of capitalism.

    During the postwar decades, owing in part to the reconstruction of Europe and Asia-Pacific, the system performed relatively well, providing high levels of employment and upholding living standards.

    The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

  • Arts Workshops: Saints in the Making: Art festival Saints in the Making A Festival Celebrating Local Life Monday 3 August 2015 Friday 7 August 2015 A new art festival is kicking off in the villages around Lammas and Buxton Aylsham area. Workshops for all. Unless otherwise stated 3 per person per workshop, or 5 where materials are provided.

    Discounted season tickets available for 3 or more workshops (please also see notes at end of programme) Monday 3 August 10-12am Painting with Oils: How to mix colours (1 st of 2) John Rose Lammas Church 10-12am Painting on Silk (1 st of 3) Deb Cousins Badersfield Church 2-4pm Modelling with Clay (1 st of 3) Crispin Clark Buxton Church 6-8pm Oxnead Arts Soiree Art, Music, Entertainment TICKETS 01603 279630 Bishop of Lynn David Aspinall Oxnead Hall Tuesday 4 August All day events at Cawston Church 10-12am Watercolours (1 st of 4) Playing with watercolours Pat Tinsley Lammas Church 10-12am Introducing Craft Workshops Horstead Tithe Barn Caf 10-12am Spirituality Workshop Paul Thomas Aldborough Church 2-4pm Watercolours (2 nd of 4) Colour and Composition Pat Tinsley Lammas Church 2-4pm Letter Carving Sculptor Andy Hibberd Aylsham Church 2-4pm Introducing Bookbinding Chris Sandom Stratton Strawless Church 7-9pm Running a Church Picture Sale Fundraiser Janne Capie Oxnead Church (no charge) Wednesday 5 August 10-2am Beginning on Spinning Brenda Warman Marsham Church 10-12am Play-Doh for Families Christine Clark Buxton Church (no charge) 10 12 am Painting on Silk (2 nd of 3) Deb Cousins Badersfield Church 10 12 am Craft Workshop Sylvia Coward & others Horstead Church 10 4pm Exhibition of Calligraphy Horsford Church 2 4pm Pen and Wash Art Workshop Diana Perowne Brampton Church 2 4pm Modelling with Clay (2 nd of 3) Crispin Clark Buxton Church 2 4pm Craft Workshop Sylvia Coward & others Horstead Church 2 4pm Letter Carving Sculptor Andy Hibberd Aylsham Church 4 6pm Art and Life? Now You re Talking Tim Bennoy Lammas Church (no charge) 7.30 pm Praying with Icons Chris Engleson Coltishall Church (no charge) Thursday 6 August 10-12am Sketching & Watercolours (3 rd of 4) Pat Tinsley Lammas Church 10-12am Craft Workshop Sylvia Coward & others Horstead church 10-4pm Exhibition of Calligraphy Horsford Church 2-4pm Parachuting Teddies Teddy Bears Picnic Horsford Church 2-4pm Pure Poison or Sheer Good Health? The Properties of Plants Sarah Howard Oxnead Hall 2-4pm Making a Necklace Chris Sandom Stratton Strawless Church 2-4pm Working towards Weaving Brenda Warman Marsham Church 2-4pm Craft Workshop Sylvia Coward & others Horstead church 7-9pm Painting in Watercolour (4 th of 4) Pat Tinsley Lammas Church Friday 7 August 10-12am Modelling with Clay (3 rd of 3) Crispin Clark Buxton Church 10-12am Painting on Silk (3 rd of 3) Deb Cousins Badersfield Church 2-4pm Painting with Oils: How to mix colours (2 nd of 2) John Rose Lammas Church 7-9pm Looking Back, and Forward, through Art Tim Bennoy The de Brecy Trust Oxnead Hall Norfolk Knitters Pergola will be on display all week at Marsham church Burgh and Buxton Churches will also host Bargain Picture Sales (50% to venue church & 50% to donor) on Wednesday 5 th and Thursday 6 th from 10am to 3pm.

    Alongside these workshops in churches, the work of some artists will be shown, including Pat Tinsley of Lammas ad Tom Cringle of Buxton, and Norwich-based Gena Ivanov; all at Oxnead Hall see website for more details nearer the time www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/events 1 scroll down to August Arts Workshops advert We can promote your business 2 every week on the Iceni Post!

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  • As Charleston's tent cities grow, other communities find tangible ... Glennis Brown pulls on a bright orange reflective vest as he steps out from his tent underneath the Highway 17 overpass. He says he and his twin brother Lennis have been doing construction work around the city. Glennis smiles as he rubs his hands together because today's payday.

    Walking from tent to tent, Lennis divides up bags of bottled water and canned beans left at the makeshift campsite. He says what they really need is toilet paper. Tears roll down Lennis' face as the cold, morning air hits his eyes, and he talks about how he and his brother were musicians.

    He talks about their brief brush with fame and how they ended up here in one of the tent cities of Charleston. It was 1989 when the two Newark, N.J. brothers joined with DJ King Shameek and released their first album.

    Performing under the name Twin Hype, the group gained attention with the single "Do It to the Crowd" 1 and toured the U.S. and Europe for about two and a half years. But a stint in prison derailed Twin Hype's shot at lasting success. "We got caught riding with the wrong guy, and he was holding something," says Glennis as he washes his hands in a narrow creek that runs past his tent. "Now we're kind of like our own Scared Straight program.

    People point us out to their kids and say, 'They were going somewhere, nice cars, all that. Now look at them.'" Ironically, one of the last tracks released by Twin Hype before their incarceration was titled "Wrong Place, Wrong Time." 2 While the brothers couldn't have known they'd end up living on the streets in Charleston, the song's opening lyrics are eerily relevant today: "There's a change in the weather/ I feel the temperature drop on the block, nose froze like cold pops/ Eyes on for honeys, money's on my mind/ It ain't funny living on nickels and dimes." A New Deal What remains uncertain regarding Charleston's multiple tent cities is how best to manage them. According to the Charleston Police Department, encampments beneath Interstate 26 and Septima Clark Parkway are located on state property, and in the past, efforts to remove tent cities such as these were initiated by state agencies.

    In March, homeless individuals in a campsite behind One80 Place near Interstate 26 were forced to abandon their encampment following a notice from the S.C. Department of Transportation that the area was scheduled for cleaning. Many of those sleeping in tents were able to find help at the nearby shelter, but the dissolution of the camp did little to solve the city's homeless problem.

    According to the latest statistics reported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the number of unsheltered homeless individuals in the Charleston area has more than doubled since 2010. Currently, as many as 165 people are without shelter on any given night in the Lowcountry.

    But as tent cities continue to sprout up along the peninsula, what can be done to find a lasting solution? According to Eric Tars, senior attorney for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, the end of homeless encampments is less a matter of policing and more a matter of policy. "In many communities, you will see that the approach that is taken is a criminalization approach. People want to simply sweep these encampments out of public view and pretend that the problem doesn't exist or will go away if you destroy people's ability to shelter themselves or make their lives uncomfortable or put them in jail.

    What we have seen is that those attempts are almost never successful. They simply force people into more dangerous situations," says Tars. "If you arrest people for attempting to shelter themselves, you are just putting one more barrier between that person and getting out of homelessness." He adds, "It just scatters the problem, takes people from where at least you know where they are and can try to provide them with services that will get them off the street permanently, disperses them, makes them harder to find, harder to serve, and ultimately they still have the same needs for housing." Other cities across the country have found success by addressing the underlying causes of homelessness rather than placing the burden of responsibility on local shelters and the police force. These innovative programs have not only helped improve the lives of those struggling with poverty, but have also been proven to save taxpayers money.

    This year, the City of Charleston began enforcing a new ordinance that effectively criminalized panhandling on the side of a city street. Those caught passing or receiving items from a vehicle in the street face a sizeable fine or jail time. Taking a different approach to panhandling, the City of Albuquerque, N.M., partnered with a nonprofit organization to offer those asking for money on the streets exactly what they needed a paying job.

    Several days a week, drivers travel around town in a van and pick up panhandlers and offer them a day's pay pulling weeds, picking up trash, and performing other tasks to beautify their city. Those who participate are paid about $9 an hour by the city. According to PBS Newshour , the program was the idea of Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry. "I was driving in my car one day and I was at the stoplight and there was a gentleman holding a sign that says, 'Will work.' So I came back to the office and I told my staff, 'We`re going to take these folks up on their offer,'" Berry told PBS. "Instead of being punitive and giving somebody a ticket for standing on the corner and panhandling, why don`t we give them a better opportunity?" In addition to offering more chances for the city's homeless population to earn a living, Albuquerque is one of several cities in the country that provides permanent, supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals.

    While many may object to what they see as the government offering these individuals a "free ride," research shows that free housing pays off in the long run. A study conducted by UNC Charlotte found that an 85-unit apartment complex for the homeless in Mecklenburg County saved taxpayers $1.8 million in its first year by reducing the time tenants spent in local hospitals and jails. The program's continued success was enough to win increased funding for housing expansion from Charlotte City Council. "When you add up the cost of arresting somebody, putting them in jail, having them often in detention for weeks on end because they can't pay bail because they're homeless and have no income, all of that and the additional cost borne by the healthcare system for people drawing on emergency services because they're exposed to the elements, the cost of leaving people on the streets or criminalizing them while they're there is two to three times greater than to simply provide them with housing," says Tars. "In many communities, the new housing that's being created is luxury condos and McMansions and isn't tailored to the actual needs of the people living in the community.

    We all want to attract higher-income people to raise the tax base.

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  • august 2nd gig at milestones jazz club featuring zoe ... GIFTED YOUNG SINGER RETURNS TO MILESTONES JAZZ CLUB This month s concert at Milestones Jazz Club on Sunday 2 August features the return by popular demand of an exciting and gifted young singer from Newcastle making her mark on the UK jazz scene Zoe Gilby and The Andy Champion Trio. Zoe Gilby last appeared at Milestones in 2013 when she entertained a large audience with accessible, exciting music without losing the deeper subtleties of a fine jazz musician. Z oe has already been praised by Courtney Pine as deserving of wider recognition when he played her debut CD on his BBC Radio 2 show.

    Zoe s is a versatile voice, which mixes great jazz technique and a healthy dose of the blues with a deeply expressive and agile quality on a wide range of material - from George Gershwin and Duke Ellington to Joni Mitchell and Pink Floyd. A childhood steeped in jazz means that her many influences are clear - not only great vocalists like Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson and Anita O'Day but also revered instrumentalists like Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker and John Coltrane. "I was brought up on listening to jazz", says Zoe, "I have had this passion passed on to me from my father who worked professionally as a jazz trumpet player and arranger for over 40 years." In 2007 she released her debut CD, Now That I Am Real , followed in 2010 by 'Looking Glass' which has subsequently broadcast on radio stations across Europe and the US. While still young, Zoe had already performed with respected musicians like Louis Stewart and Jim Mullen, at international jazz festivals around the UK and at prestigious venues like Ronnie Scott s Club in London and m ore recently in China, Finland and Ukraine Zoe s husband and long-time accompanist, the endlessly resourceful double bass player Andy Champion, will lead sympathetic support on a repertoire of American songbook classics, modern jazz standards and originals from her latest CD, Twelve Stories .

    The band s full line-up features Zoe Gilby (vocals), Andy Champion (double bass), Phil Brooke (guitar) and Brian McAllister (drums).

    All Milestones gigs are held on the first Sunday of every month and take place at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft with the doors opening at 8pm .

    Admission - 7 / 6 (concession).

  • August Music in The Glade: Fairhaven Woodland Garden Norfolk Wherry Brass heads to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham on Sunday, August 2 2015. Followed by Norfolk Jazz Quartet on Sunday, August 9 2015. Both open-air concerts are in The Glade from 2pm to 4pm.

    Normal garden entry charges apply, adult 6.20, concessions 5.70 and child 3.65, under five free. Norfolk Wherry Brass concert programme is light and varied, appealing to all age groups and includes arrangements of pop songs, TV Theme tunes, hymns and foot-tapping marches. Norfolk Jazz Quartet plays swinging jazz standards and melodic music from the Great American Songbook, performed on a combination of clarinet and saxophone, guitar, bass and drums.

    Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham NR13 6DZ, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, t.

    01603 270449. www.fairhavengarden.co.uk. 1 The garden is open daily all year 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day and closes 4pm during the winter), also open Wednesdays until 9pm to the end of August. Free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.

    There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden and boat trips (additional charge). Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available. Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.

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  • Autumn Colours Tour at Fairhaven Garden Enjoy the spectacular autumn colours at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham, with its mature oak and beech trees, on this guided walk on Sunday, November 15 at 11am. Included in the walk is the ancient King Oak, which was a sapling at the time of the Battle of Hastings and its neighbour the Queen Oak. Garden entry is 6.20 adult, 5.70 concessions, 3.65 child (under 5 free), no additional charge for the guided walk.

    Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk 1 , t.

    01603 270449. The garden is open daily all year (closed Christmas Day); open 10am to 4pm from November to the end of February, free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales. There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden.

    Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available.

    Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.

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  • Aviation Museum Book Sale and Bricabrac Sale, Flixton Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton, nr. Bungay Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum Book Sale and Bricabrac Sale 2015 Sunday 4th to Thursday 8th October and then the 12th to 16th October 10.00 5.00 We shall be holding our Annual Book and Bricabrac Sale at the Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton. Free admission.

    Refreshments available.

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  • Aylsham Christmas Tree Festival & MORE A whole host of Christmas Trees will be helping to fill Aylsham Parish Church with colour and a little bit of Christmas spirit at the Church s Annual Christmas Tree Festival which starts on 26 th November 2015. But it s not just Christmas Trees! The Christmas Tree Festival is part of an extended weekend of celebrations, which includes the Town s Lights Switch On and Lantern Procession; A Christmas Craft Coffee Morning with children s activities; the annual Advent Candlelit Carol Service; a special Christmas Craft Market.

    Revd Canon Andrew Beane, the Rector of Aylsham said It is wonderful that the Church will be at the centre of the Town s Celebrations, we are delighted that we will be helping to support nearly 30 local, national and international charities over the weekend. Our Christmas Tree Festival is about promoting the charitable work of lots of different organisations in the town and reminding visitors that at the heart of Christmas is generosity, hospitality, and of course the birth of Jesus. Thursday 26th November 10am- 4pm Christmas Tree Festival open Friday 27th November 10am 8pm Christmas Tree Festival open 5pm Lantern Procession past the Church 6pm Christmas Lights switch on Saturday 28th November 10am 4pm Christmas Tree Festival open 10am 12pm Christmas Craft Coffee Morning Sunday 29th November 10.15am Advent Sunday Service and the lighting of the Advent Crown 11am 4pm Christmas Tree Festival Open 4pm Advent Candlelit Service Monday 30th November 9am 12noon C hristmas Church Market 9am 4pm Christmas Tree Festival Open Tuesday 1st December 10am 8pm Christmas Tree Festival Open The Festival runs from Thursday 26 th December to Tuesday 1st December from 10am to 4pm with late night opening on Friday Admission is free!!!

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  • Aylsham Country Market celebrates 40th anniversary 40 years of service to Aylsham It s forty years since the first Victoria Sandwich was sold at Aylsham s Country Market! In those days it was known as the WI Market (and many people still call it this) but it subsequently adopted the Country Market banner, part of the nationwide cooperative social enterprise which boasts 300 branches from Penzance in Cornwall up to Ponteland in Northumberland and as far west as St David s in Wales. On 7 th August, Aylsham Country Market will be celebrating its 40 year anniversary with a special morning featuring an array of tasters and special events, all open to the public.

    Held in the Town Hall from 8.30am to noon, there will be an Anniversary Cake, to be ceremoniously cut by one of the Market s founder members, while current members will enjoy a lunch after the Market has closed. On the Friday before these celebrations, 31 st July, youngsters are being invited to the Market to help make paper bunting which will be strung up in the Town Hall on 7 th August . In addition, there will be a fun quiz to take away and bring back with the answers, again on 7 th , with a lovely prize for one lucky winner.

    Nowadays the produce on offer at Aylsham Country Market goes far beyond the Victoria sponges and jars of jam that were the staple of 1970s. These are of course still available but in addition you are likely to find quiches, steak & mushroom pies, carrot cakes and a very recent addition Brazilian dishes, alongside plants, flowers, vegetables and a wide selection of crafts, from greetings cards to knitted goods. One thing that hasn t changed is the commitment to quality, homemade and home produced.

    Whether it s a sausage roll, a piece of fudge, a knitted sweater, a bunch of fuchsias or a cabbage, customers can be assured that they are buying something that s been cooked, crafted or grown at home. If you haven t been before, pop along to Aylsham Town Hall on a Friday morning to find out what the modern Country Market has to offer. You might want to have a cuppa and snack in its popular caf too.

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  • Aylsham Country Market Knit & Natter 22nd February 2013 Do you enjoy knitting or have you got children who would like to learn? Aylsham Country Market is offering everyone with an interest in this centuries-old art the opportunity to learn more, or simply come along for a cup of tea and a natter with like-minded people. Friday 22nd February 2013 is when you should get yourself along to Aylsham Town Hall when members of the Country Market s craft section will be on hand to offer advice or perhaps introduce children on their half-term holiday to a useful life skill.

    There s no cost involved and you are under no obligation to buy anything, so why not spend a little relaxing time, sharing an interest with the other 1.5 million people in the UK who enjoy knitting! Aylsham County Market is run as a cooperative and is held every Friday morning in Aylsham Town Hall from 8.50am to 12noon. As well as a wide selection of craft items, it also has cakes, savouries, eggs, vegetables, fruit and goats meat for sale.

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  • Aylsham Festival: 23rd to 28th May 2013 From Britten to condoms ... From Britten to condoms Whether you re into folk music or Benjamin Britten, rambling or condoms, this year s Aylsham Festival has something to offer! The Festival s overall theme is Paths and Patterns but the title scarcely covers the multitude of events being staged over the five days from 23rd to 28th May. Starting this Thursday, 23rd May, the opening day s main attraction is a ceilidh in Aylsham Town Hall, starting at 6pm and going on to 10.00.

    Music will be provided by well-known Norfolk band Shinanikins, with caller George making sure you get the steps right if you decide to dance Poetry and walking but not necessarily at the same time are on the menu for Friday while on Saturday, Festival goers can catch a regular shuttle bus, available by arrangement with Aylsham Care Trust, from the town to Blickling Hall where there will be a craft, vintage and plant fair. Model train and Scalextric enthusiasts will be catered for on Sunday in the Town Hall where there will also be an all-day caf , courtesy of Slow Food Aylsham. The entertainment continues on Monday when well known local auctioneer Martin Fox will be relating some of his experiences in his entertaining talk titled Condoms to Coffins.

    This talk is free and will be in the Town Hall at midday. Professor Tim Bliss will follow Martin Fox at 2pm with a talk on Memory (there s a small charge for this one) while in the evening, the much-acclaimed play The Canada Boys will be performed in the Town Hall by the East Theatre Company. Rounding off the Festival on Tuesday 28th, this time in Aylsham Parish Church, will be the internationally renowned Britten Sinfonia, performing music by Mozart, Debussy, Ravel and of course, Benjamin Britten.

    In between all of these events will be a series of walks and rambles, a flower festival, weaving and a specially-arranged train ride, complete with cream tea. In fact, the whole five days of the Festival will be packed with things to do, many of them free, some with a small charge to cover costs. All the detail is at www.aylshamfestival.co.uk where you can also buy tickets.

    Aylsham Festival is a not-for-profit event whose patron is Norfolk-born Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society and a Nobel Prize winner.

  • Aylsham Food Festival 2013 Report The Festival Gala Dinner at Aylsham High School, cooked and served to over 100 guests From Breakfast to Dinner, from workshops to demonstrations to musical entertainment and markets, this year s Aylsham Food Festival, organised by Slow Food Aylsham, had everything for those who enjoy their food with a light-hearted touch! Taking full advantage of the impressive Mobile Cooking Academy, on loan from Festival sponsors AEG and temporarily sited at Blickling Hall, the weekend got off to a flying start with a series of workshops for groups of young children from local primary schools. On hand to help were Justin Gardner, catering manager at the Hall, plus Liz Scott in the costume of Cath, her scullery maid alter ego.

    Liz returned the following day, together with two other Blickling Hall volunteers, Bunty Stotts aka Flo the Cook and Malcolm Bird, The Butler who staged a workshop for students from Aylsham High School. The three were followed by local chefs Steve Thorpe, Festival Patron and Head of School at City College Norwich; freelance Derrol Waller; Mark Sayers from the Saracen s Head and Richard Baker from Aylsham s Market Place Bistro. Together they produced a series of demonstration sessions for a drop-in audience, cooking up some fabulous dishes which the audience were invited to taste.

    The demonstrations continued the following day with a return of Steve Thorpe and Derrol Waller, joined by Steve Norgate from The Beechwood in North Walsham and, fresh from directing the previous night s Gala Dinner, Jason Baxter, head of Hospitality & Catering at the High School. Blickling Hall s Catering Manager, Justin Gardner was also on hand, and together with Derrol Waller, took part in a lively Ready, Steady, Cook competition. The Festival Gala Dinner occupied its traditional Friday evening slot when over 100 students at Aylsham High School cooked and served a 5-course meal for more than 100 guests.

    Guest speaker Steve Thorpe, Festival patron and Head of the Hotel School at City College Norwich, praised the youngsters for producing a superb meal of the highest standard. Aylsham Country Market, every Friday morning in Aylsham Town Hall Aylsham Food Festival includes two food markets, the first on Friday morning, Aylsham Country Market, is a cooperative of local home-based producers who offer a range of cakes, biscuits, savouries, vegetables and eggs in addition to a selection of craft goods. Aylsham s FARMA-accredited Farmers Market, held every first and third Saturday of the month, enjoyed a very busy day, extending its hours to take in performances by junk percussion duo, Bang On!

    The duo, who use instruments ranging from wheelie bins to plastic pop bottles, invited everyone to join in their irresistibly rhythmic workshops which were followed by a grand finale performance in Aylsham Market Place, featuring some 80 members of the public. Freelance chef Derrol Waller demonstrating his skills at the AEG Mobile Cooking Academy Family Cooking Workshops were another attraction on Festival Saturday, bringing over 50 children into Aylsham Town Hall, where they were able to make Spring Rolls and exotic Tutti Fruiti Crumble to take home with them. The Big Slow Breakfast has always rounded off Aylsham Food Festival and 2013 was no exception.

    Serving also as the final event in the 5-week Norfolk Food & Drink Festival, the Breakfast saw 120 people sit down to enjoy sausages and bacon from Aylsham s three butchers, eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms from Salad Days fruit & veg, croissants from Pye Bakers and homemade bread courtesy of Slow Food Aylsham members. Summing up the 2013 Food Festival, Slow Food Aylsham s Roger Willis said, Pulling together all the different elements of this year s Festival has been a challenging experience, particularly as, for the first time, we were operating from two venues, Aylsham and Blickling. But thanks to the exceptional efforts of all Slow Food Aylsham members, plus back-up from principal sponsors, AEG and J B Postle, and our other supporters, I think we have pulled off the best Festival to date.

    The Cooking Academy vehicle has been a major success, while I think everyone agreed that the Dinner at the High School scaled new heights of excellence. Add in the very popular Bang On! who set the Market Place alight on Saturday, the Kids Cooking Workshops, two very successful markets and the sold-out Breakfast, and I think we can say that we are very satisfied with the result of our efforts.

    Aylsham Food Festival is organised entirely by volunteers from a not-for-profit organisation which I think makes the success all the more remarkable. All we have to do now is decide how we can at least equal that success in 2014! If you would like to join Slow Food Aylsham and get involved in the organisation of the next Festival, email info@foodskillscompany.co.uk 1 for details.

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  • Aylsham Food Festival's 10th anniversary a great success Aylsham Farmers Market Images supplied by ARP Photography From jugglers to cookery demonstrations and Kids Cooking Workshops to chocolate making, this year s Aylsham Food Festival, organised by Slow Food Aylsham, was sure to provide something for Norfolk foodies! Cookery demonstration kitchen chefs Mary Kemp (left) and Vanessa Scott with compere Steve Thorpe Celebrating its 10 th anniversary, the Festival started on Wednesday 30 September with a talk in the library about Norwich s chocolate history plus a Harvest Lunch in Aylsham parish church which also played host to the next two days of Kids Cooking Workshops. Children from the Aylsham Cluster s primary schools were tasked with making a fresh fruit sponge to take home and this was baked off at the town s Co-op store.

    The Co-op also kindly supplied most of the ingredients for these events which proved very popular with the youngsters. Friday morning featured Aylsham Country Market where samples of the Market s many products were available to taste. Guests at the Gala Dinner (left, nearest the camera is Duncan Spalding, head teacher at Aylsham High School) Friday evening saw the traditional Food Festival Gala Dinner at Aylsham High School.

    Over 110 guests sat down to a splendid 5-course meal which was sourced, prepared, cooked and served by students, led by their Catering Captain Molly Bowyer. Head of the Hospitality & Catering department, Jason Baxter, was overseeing the proceedings with assistance from two local chefs, Alastair Bradshaw, catering manager at the National Trust s Felbrigg Hall and Steve Norgate, head chef at the Beechwood Hotel in North Walsham. Helping front of house was Adam Fields from the Dales Country House Hotel in Upper Sheringham.

    Students taking orders at the Gala Dinner The proceeds of a raffle held during the evening, plus a donation from ticket sales, allowed Slow Food Aylsham to make a donation of over 700 to the Liz Jones Memorial Fund for Children, set up last year in memory of one of the founders of the organisation. Students were presented to the guests at the end of the Gala Dinner After dinner speaker was Chairman of Norfolk Food & Drink Ltd, Sarah de Chair, who spoke warmly of the school and its students, praising the high standard of cuisine and serving skills on display. Thank you so much for inviting me to your dinner this year , she said, It was a wonderful experience and lovely to see first-hand what everyone has been talking about for years.

    Kids Cooking Workshops in the Parish Church took place all day Thursday and Friday Slow Food Aylsham dubbed the penultimate day of the Festival Showcase Saturday . Attracting large numbers of visitors to the town, it featured a wide range of events, from a cookery demonstration kitchen with six top Norfolk chefs, to family cooking workshops, chocolate making, sugar craft and apple pressing. Lighthearted entertainment was provided by Gordon Blur, the juggling chef and Aylsham s One Foot in the Groove jazz band.

    Most of these activities were in the Market Place and Town Hall which also hosted the FARMA-accredited Farmers Market. Family Cooking Workshops in the Parish Church on Saturday Aylsham s Heritage Centre was the venue for a wine tasting on Saturday evening while the following morning saw the traditional finale to Aylsham Food Festival, the Big Slow Breakfast. Some 70 diners sat down to a Full English , prepared and cooked by members of Slow Food Aylsham and friends who, once the last guest had departed, treated themselves to brunch with what was left.

    Juggling chef Gordon Blur performed outside Aylsham Town Hall Aylsham Food Festival has, in its 10-year history, evolved to become one of the town s most important annual events. Chairman of Slow Food Aylsham, Roger Willis, summed it up: We are very proud to be able to present such a popular event which is designed to appeal to the whole community. Our members work extremely hard to make sure everything runs smoothly and this year has been another tribute to their efforts.

    Roll on 2016!

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  • Aylsham Heritage Centre Events: Wise and Wonderful Words on ... Wise and Wonderful Words on Wednesdays 2015 The Aylsham Heritage Centre Annual Programme of Talks is fast approaching Our summer programme of talks has been planned with our usual wide range of topics! Wednesday 29 th April Diane Simpson makes a welcome return to the centre to give a fascinating talk about Serial Killers. Diane has a unique insight into this topic having spent 400 hours talking to Peter Sutcliffe, at his invitation.

    Diane has written three books and many articles, worked on high profile investigations and appeared on more than 200 television and radio programmes. Her talks are always fascinating and entertaining and this is one not to be missed. Wednesday 6 th May Nigel Roberts will be talking about life as a WW1 soldier.

    Wednesday 13 th May The Marsham Hand bell ringers will be demonstrating their skills and then giving the opportunity to have a go! Wednesday 20 th May Following his fascinating talk about the history of the broads last year, Local author Pete Goodrum will be returning to Aylsham to talk about Norwich in the 1970s Wednesday 27 th May Our charity talk this year will be from the RNLI. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the charity.

    All talks begin at 7pm and cost 4 per person (unless you are a Friend of the heritage centre, when you can claim one free entry!) Booking is essential and can be made via email aylshamheritage@gmail.com 1 or via the website www.aylshamheritage.com 2 . All talks take place in Aylsham Heriage Centre, in the grounds of St Michael s Church, just by the War Memorial. VERY SPECIAL EVENT!!

    We have a really exciting event planned for July 31 st an animal encounters morning! Come and meet some real Meerkats and other cuddly creatures. This is an event with limited numbers and places are already filling up.

    Booking is essential! The session costs 7 per child and places should be booked in advance by calling 07919962814 or emailing aylshamheritage@gmail.com 3 . Places can also be booked and paid for online via www.aylshamheritage.com 4 .

    Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • Aylsham Rotary Race Night 9th May 2015 Aylsham Rotary Race Night www.aylshamrotary.org.uk 1 Do you fancy a flutter on the horses knowing that you will be raising money for charity? Then put Saturday, 9 May in your diary. Aylsham Rotary will be running a Race Night in the Aylsham Town Hall that evening.

    Entrance will cost 8, which includes a fish and chip supper, and a cash bar will be available. Doors open at 6:30pm and the first of eight races will be at 7:15pm. If you are interested in sponsoring a horse contact Philip Green on pandmholdings@btinternet.com 2 .

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  • Barnham Broom Afternoon Tea, four delicious teas to choose from ... Afternoon Tea at Barnham Broom Hotel Afternoon Tea s four delicious tea s to choose from! Afternoon Tea has become a very popular past time and at Barnham Broom this is absolutely the case. Is there anything better than a good catch up with friends or family over a lovely cup of tea and delicious cake!

    We have 4 delicious teas to choose from: Traditional Afternoon Tea 14.95 per person A selection of elegant finger sandwiches Warm plain and raisin scones served with Strawberry Jam and Cornish Clotted Cream Selection of Homemade Cakes and Tarts Selection of Teas Winter Afternoon Tea 14.95 per person A surprise compilation of wintry seasonal produce a great twist on the traditional afternoon tea! Chocolate Afternoon Tea 18.95 per person for the chocoholics amongst us!! A selection of elegant finger sandwiches Warm plain and raisin scones served with lavender butter and honey mustard dip Selection of Homemade Chocolate Delights Selection of Teas (Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Cocktail also available at a supplement) Champagne Afternoon Tea 21.95 per person One glass of Champagne A selection of elegant finger sandwiches Warm plain and raisin scones served with Strawberry Jam and Cornish Clotted Cream Selection of Homemade Cakes and Tarts Selection of Teas Afternoon Teas are served daily.

    Pre booking is essential. To book your afternoon tea simply call 01603 759393 or book your table online at www.barnham-broom.co.uk/eat 1 Barnham Broom Afternoon Tea Our pastry chefs Jordan has been with Barnham Broom about 4 years and started as a kitchen porter. She began to show an interest in cooking and started in the pastry section.

    She has thrived since being here with her specialties being desserts. She is responsible for all the desserts and cakes that are made in the kitchen to some acclaim. Catherine left a law degree to come into the catering industry.

    She was an avid baker at home and decided to try her hand in pastry. She started her career at Dunston Hall which has given her some good experience in hotels. Her love is making specialty cakes for weddings and birthdays.

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