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  • 5 uses for hessian this Christmas Decorating for Christmas? If craft and lifestyle websites like Pinterest 1 and Etsy are anything to go by, then there s only one material to use hessian 2 . Also known as jute or burlap, here are five ways our off-the-shelf cut hessian 3 and hessian sacks 4 can help you to deck the halls Hessian is a festive favourite in stylish homes this year 1.

    Christmas tree skirts If you have an artificial Christmas tree, chances are it doesn t look too beautiful with its metal or plastic base uncovered. A length of cut hessian is a quick and easy solution. Either artistically draped around the base, or cut and hemmed into a skirt (use online instructions like these 5 if you need guidance), it can cover the ugly legs.

    The open weave of the fabric means it s also easy to decorate or embellish.

    2. Keeping mud off the carpet If you do have a real tree, not only will you have to contend with needles on the carpet, but also the mess when you bring it into the house. A clean hessian sack 6 or a length of cut hessian is perfect for keeping grubby planters off your carpet, and tied with a ribbon can look very festive.

    3. Setting a decorating theme If you re organised enough to have a theme for your Christmas decorations, you might want to add the traditional touch of hessian sacks or material to your decor it s a popular fabric in the shops this Christmas, especially for Scandinavian or Victorian schemes.

    4. Christmas holiday craft projects If your house is full of excitable children who just can t wait for the big day, plain hessian sacks 7 can also be a good blank canvas for making personalised Santa sacks.

    The open weave means that they can be embroidered, painted or printed on, and have embellishments stitched or glued to the durable fabric. All you ll need is a bundle of sacks, glue, and anything from wool to ribbon to battery-operated fairy lights to create a unique gift bag for a proud family member. Of course if you d rather skip the glue and glitter and general mess 5.

    Our fantastic Santa sacks! New this year, we now stock lovely printed Santa sacks 8 . They come rolled with a ribbon tie, and have the jolly man himself printed on both sides.

    They re durable and large enough for bulky presents, and of course, made from hessian.

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  • Abnormal load 10 December 2013 Police would like to make the public aware of three abnormal loads travelling through the county today. Two large loads will be escorted from the A47 Acle to Bacton Gas terminal between 9.30am and 12pm today. Due to flood damage to the B1159 at Walcott, the loads will follow the A1064, B1152, A149 to North Walsham, B1145, Lyngate Road, Mundesley Road , Crow Road, Bacton Road, North Walsham Road to site.

    A third load will be escorted from Rackheath and onwards to Great Yarmouth, delayed from yesterday due to the height of the load and trees on route having to be trimmed before it can pass.

    The route as follows : Salhouse Road, Norwich Road, B1140, Panxworth Road, The Street, Acle Road, South Walsham Road, Bridewell Lane, Old Road, A1064, A47, A149, Hall Quay to site.

  • An end to waste dumping is on the agenda for Councillors An end to dumping residents waste in landfill in Norfolk is among the topics to be discussed by members of the Environment, Development and Transport (EDT) Committee when they meet Friday 20 November. Councillors are being asked to decide whether to award contracts to waste management companies, for four years-worth of services to deal with 160,000 tonnes of residents residual waste each year. If they agree, instead of going to landfill in Norfolk the waste would be sent to established, local waste management facilities in Costessey, Rackheath and Wisbech, where metals will be removed for recycling before it s processed into a fuel and exported to the Netherlands and Germany and turned into energy in Combined Heat and Power plants.

    If approved, the new contracts, worth a total of 68 million over four years would save the council 2 million a year on its current waste management costs and start in April 2016. Chairman of the committee, Toby Coke said: An end to using landfill in Norfolk has been a long held ambition for our county, so if Councillors decide to give these contracts the green light, it will mark a big step forward in the way we deal with our waste. These contracts also represent the first stage in delivering our new waste management strategy over the medium term, and will give us peace of mind that we have good arrangements in place for dealing with our waste until 2020.

    If approved, they would see us using waste much better than ever before by generating useful resources from it like metals for recycling and power and significantly reducing our waste management carbon footprint, equivalent of taking more than 30,000 cars off the road in Norfolk, over current landfill arrangements, instead of letting it meaninglessly rot away in the ground. They would use spare capacity at waste treatment facilities that are already up and running, and using locally based companies, and their workforces, as part of the process. And of course, they ll save us 2m a year, helping to plug the huge funding gap this authority needs to make in these difficult times.

    We still need to pin down our long term approach to dealing with residual waste from 2020 onwards. These contracts will give us breathing space to study new technologies that are coming onto the market and to see if they can be used here in the future. We have commissioned due diligence to be carried out on these and we are asking waste companies to come forward with sustainable solutions, which we ll be consulting on in the early part of next year.

    But, side by side with this, it s really important that we do all we possibly can, to increase recycling and reduce our left over waste, to keep our waste management costs down in the future. Particularly because of the demographic growth predicted for Norfolk which will lead to more waste being generated here. We are working much harder together with all of Norfolk s waste authorities to generate more recycling by getting it out of our residual waste bins.

    The Norfolk Waste Partnership has been stepping up its recycling campaigns and we have set ourselves a target of helping residents reduce what s in our waste bins by 1kg a week per household. Committee members will also be considering recommendations about highway maintenance changes. In September, Councillors asked for a report to be provided about the county s rural grass cutting regime so they could review it with an aim to achieve cost savings.

    The new report recommends that the current approach, which involves a wholesale cut of grass verges along Norfolk s roads twice a year, is changed to two intermittent safety cuts, concentrating on bends and junctions to maintain visibility for road users. Every other year, the second cut would be replaced with a full cut of all verges, to supress weed and shrub growth. The report also recommends incorporating the maintenance of the County Council s 112 Roadside Nature Reserves into the proposed new regime.

    Together, the changes would save 84,000 a year and have additional biodiversity benefits for wildlife along the county s roads. Cllr Coke said: I know there are people passionately for and against these kind of changes. But my long-held view is that completely cutting the grass alongside Norfolk s 6,000 miles of roads is excessive and something we simply can t afford.

    The changes will also help nesting birds and give wildflowers a chance to seed. So I welcome this report which is full of common sense and hope my colleagues are minded to go ahead with the recommendations. Councillors are also to decide whether to approve a new scheme for parish and town councils to be able to pay for their local highway ranger teams to carry out more work in their communities.

    This would be for things like shallow pothole repairs on minor roads and sign cleaning works which are important to local residents, but which the County Council couldn t carry out because with current levels of funding, they would rank as a low priority on the highway defect register. The new scheme proposes that communities pay for a half day minimum visit, with a charge out cost for a two-person Ranger gang for half a day being 300 plus VAT which would include labour, transport, materials, fuel, temporary traffic management, insurance and supervision. Councillors will also consider the introduction of a new scheme to install roadmarkings for residents to help prevent obstructions to their driveways, particularly in hotspot areas around schools, for a 120 charge.

    The EDT Committee will meet at 10am Friday 20 November in the Edwards Room at County Hall.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend.

  • Anglia Farmers Supplier Conference Jones & Cane can help with a wide range of agricultural packaging products. This morning Bryn and I attended the Anglia Farmers Suppliers Conference 2016 1 , at the John Innes Conference Centre at Norwich Research Park. Many of our customers buy with us through the Anglia Farmers 2 group, and so we thought it would be a good opportunity to keep up to date with the developments in the group, and in agriculture as a whole.

    The programme was full of informative talks on everything from supermarket partnerships to corporate responsibility for the environment. Whilst we learnt a lot about the growth of the group and the many invaluable services it can provide to its members, we were pleased to discover that an even wider market exists for our packaging products. Approved Supplier So, of course, we d better make even more effort to get the word out to our existing and potential customers that we are, and have been for many years, an Anglia Farmers Approved Supplier !

    We can supply many of the packaging products that farmers need to store and transport grain, feed and vegetable crops, and at a discounted price to AF members. Specialist products for farmers Some of the specialist packaging we can provide includes: Potato sacks 3 plain or printed with a Quality Potatoes design, with or without a variety tick-box. These come in 12.5kg and 25kg capacities and are made of high quality 3-ply Kraft paper.

    Vegetable/log nets 4 In a variety of capacities and a variety of colours. Hessian and polypropylene sacks 5 Durable storage and transport for all sorts of products. Not to mention silage polythene 6 , ground cover 7 , shade netting 8 , bird netting 9 , vegetable boxes 10 , punnets and even work gloves 11 .

    If you re an Anglia Farmers member and would like to discuss what we can do for you, please do give us a call on 01603 722264.

    We have 30 years of experience in supplying agricultural customers, and we re always happy to help.

    References ^ Anglia Farmers Suppliers Conference 2016 (www.angliafarmers.co.uk) ^ Anglia Farmers (www.angliafarmers.co.uk) ^ Potato sacks (www.jonesandcane.co.uk) ^ Vegetable/log nets (www.jonesandcane.co.uk) ^ Hessian and polypropylene sacks (www.jonesandcane.co.uk) ^ silage polythene (www.jonesandcane.co.uk) ^ ground cover (www.jonesandcane.co.uk) ^ shade netting (www.jonesandcane.co.uk) ^ bird netting (www.jonesandcane.co.uk) ^ vegetable boxes (www.jonesandcane.co.uk) ^ work gloves (www.jonesandcane.co.uk)

  • Are you in need of a removal company?

    Bulletin for Tuesday 12/01 ... LATEST OFFICE UPDATE: Are you in need of a removal company? Bulletin for Tuesday 12/01/2016 11:11:00. We are based at Big Yellow Storage Norwich What a great day for a blog.

    Norwich is going in with its usual business and we are taking removals enquiries. My name is Adam Soall and I am the owner of Loads4Less. We have students wishing to be moved into new residents.

    New home owners having just made taken the first step just secured a mortgage. Current home owners wishing to up or downsize their property. Whatever the scenario an established and trusted removals company is required.

    We can help in giving you the best service and value. We are based in Norwich City next to the football ground. Our office is in the reception area of the big yellow self storage depot.

    Being in this position we can offer great prices on storage for your belongings should you need it.

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    Creating a slip hazard for my staff and yourself and family. New house, bungalow, flat whatever the abode we can pack / wrap and transport your belongings to anywhere in Europe. Yes that is right we have a cleaning staff who can prepare your property before moving in or out.

    Students have trusted us for years to move them into halls of residence. We have great rates for your items to be moved to your educational destination. Loads4Less have been working hard since 2010, we have had contact with 1000's of customers and counting.

    Our ethos is to always be prepared and ready to serve your delivery/moving needs in a cost effective manner. We are fully insured and have trained staff ready and waiting. Don't delay call today for a quotation.

    We also offer commercial solutions to estate agents, office professionals and business owners. Should you be moving your office or business then contact us. Our complete booking form is located here 1 .

    Should you wish to give us a more detailed view on your removals requirements.

    References ^ here (www.bookmymove.co.uk)

  • Armed police involved in Norfolk arrests swoop Police raid. Tuesday, November 30, 2010 9:42 AM Six people have been arrested after armed police searched properties in Norwich and Gorleston. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

    Armed police are currently involved in a major operation which has already seen six people arrested following swoops on properties around the Norwich area and Gorleston. Officers from Norfolk Constabulary searched a property in Denmark Opening in Sprowston at around 9am this morning. A second address in the coastal town was also searched.

    The investigation also saw a dramatic incident on Barrack Street at around 1pm when a man was surrounded by armed officers before being led away. Police also towed away a Mercedes car from the scene, which appeared to have a dent in its right hand side. The scene was witnessed by users of the nearby Greens gym on the opposite side of the road.

    One woman who did not want to be named, said: We saw him standing there with police pointing guns at his head. Since the start of the operation armed officers have also been spotted at Meadow Way in Hellesdon, and it is believed police are also targeting a property in Rackheath. Police said the arrests were part of an ongoing operation but would give no further details.

    A Norfolk Constabulary spokeswoman said that four men and one woman have been arrested in connection with the investigation. A fifth man has also been arrested in the wake of the swoop on an unrelated matter. A Norfolk police spokesman said: Armed officers have this morning executed search warrants at various addresses in Norwich and Gorleston as part of an ongoing investigation.

    Did you see what happened?

    Contact reporter Shaun Lowthorpe on 01603 772471 or email shaun.lowthorpe@archant.co.uk

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  • Baby drowns in garden pond in Rackheath Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:26 PM A 20-month-old baby died in hospital after being found drowned in a garden pond in Rackheath. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. An inquest in Norwich heard today that Chelsea Syder was found face down in the family pond on May 10.

    Emergency services were called but the baby died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on May 22.

    The cause of death was given as drowning, and the inquest was adjourned to a later date.

  • Bike Security. - Norfolk Cafe Cycle Tour Reepham has two old railway stations, one to the south (Whitwell) and one to the North. It is hard to see how a town of this size would ever have needed this much transport infrastructure, unless it was planning to bid for a major sporting event, and I have no recollection of the Reepham Olympic or world cup bid. However the good news is that there is now a cafe at both disused stations and they are both on the Marriots way cycle route from Norwich.

    Myself, with today's guest Big George, decided that for this ride we would go to the Old Railway Station at Kerri's Farmhouse Pine just to the North of Reepham. It was too muddy to take our road bikes down the Marriots way so we did a 40 mile on-road loop instead. Big George claimed he had been poorly this week so we had to take it easy.

    I did notice he kept needing to adjust his bike every time we got to the top of a hill (so he could have a breather me thinks) but we did eventually get to the venue. To make the day even more exciting I had my new Alamio security lock to try. The Alamio combines a bike lock with a piercing 100 decibel car type alarm.

    I enthusiastically wrapped it round our bikes and set the security system up safe in the knowledge we had thwarted bike crime in Reepham for the day. We entered the Cafe (which also combines a gift shop featuring an array of jams and relishes) and found the cake counter in front of us. This was good as I could immediately decide on the effective cake selection (ECS) rating.

    There were a number of cakes and biscuits but only the cheese scone and chocolate cake stood out so I awarded an average ECS score. I went for my normal hot chocolate and a cheese scone. Big George went for a Cappuccino and Fruit scone.

    It was too cold for the outside seating area so we sat inside through the back of the cafe overlooking the old platform. We were now some way from our bikes making me worry that we would not hear the alarm if the criminal fraternity of Reepham decided to pounce. I could no longer concentrate on any further cafe rating and decided I would have to test the alarm effectiveness.

    I went back outside and started to tamper with my Alarmio. I eventually got it to go off and it did indeed have a loud 100 decibel car type alarm noise. This not only startled me but all the customers and staff at the cafe and pine shop as well.

    There are times in life when you wish you had read the instruction before trying something new out and this incident would feature high on that list as I realised I didn't know how to switch the alarm off. I desperately fumbled with the lock but to no avail. At any moment I expected to hear screeching cars, see helicopters overhead and armed marksmen appear in the trees as the Reepham special branch descended on a potential major crime scene.

    Fortunately before they managed to assemble I figured out how to switch it off and the armed response unit were probably stood down ( I shall, however, be writing to the Mayor of Reepham suggesting his police force sharpen up their reaction times). Big George confirmed he could hear the alarm at our table and we could therefore safely continue our beverages. Our drinks were both OK but nothing special and scored accordingly, however my cheese scone was infeasibly large and looked really good.

    I hoped it tasted as good as it looked as cake size is not always a good indication of cake quality however on this occasion it was and I have to say it was one of the finest cheese scones I have had. On the other hand Big Georges fruit scone was only average and had been warmed up (which I think is fine for cheese but wrong for fruit scones) so it pulled down the overall cake quality score. I enjoyed my visit to the old station at Reepham and am keen to go there again in the future with some of my other cycling chums.

    I even managed to look round the large selection of jams and relishes to see if they had lemon curd (which they did and made me think that I could start a lemon curd based blog in the future).

    Big George did think I looked far to comfortable around the jams and relishes so we agreed we would not speak of it again and we only talked about manly things on the ride back.

    Map of route

  • Bike Security. - Norfolk Cafe Cycle Tour - Blogger Reepham has two old railway stations, one to the south (Whitwell) and one to the North. It is hard to see how a town of this size would ever have needed this much transport infrastructure, unless it was planning to bid for a major sporting event, and I have no recollection of the Reepham Olympic or world cup bid. However the good news is that there is now a cafe at both disused stations and they are both on the Marriots way cycle route from Norwich.

    Myself, with today's guest Big George, decided that for this ride we would go to the Old Railway Station at Kerri's Farmhouse Pine just to the North of Reepham. It was too muddy to take our road bikes down the Marriots way so we did a 40 mile on-road loop instead. Big George claimed he had been poorly this week so we had to take it easy.

    I did notice he kept needing to adjust his bike every time we got to the top of a hill (so he could have a breather me thinks) but we did eventually get to the venue. To make the day even more exciting I had my new Alamio security lock to try. The Alamio combines a bike lock with a piercing 100 decibel car type alarm.

    I enthusiastically wrapped it round our bikes and set the security system up safe in the knowledge we had thwarted bike crime in Reepham for the day. We entered the Cafe (which also combines a gift shop featuring an array of jams and relishes) and found the cake counter in front of us. This was good as I could immediately decide on the effective cake selection (ECS) rating.

    There were a number of cakes and biscuits but only the cheese scone and chocolate cake stood out so I awarded an average ECS score. I went for my normal hot chocolate and a cheese scone. Big George went for a Cappuccino and Fruit scone.

    It was too cold for the outside seating area so we sat inside through the back of the cafe overlooking the old platform. We were now some way from our bikes making me worry that we would not hear the alarm if the criminal fraternity of Reepham decided to pounce. I could no longer concentrate on any further cafe rating and decided I would have to test the alarm effectiveness.

    I went back outside and started to tamper with my Alarmio. I eventually got it to go off and it did indeed have a loud 100 decibel car type alarm noise. This not only startled me but all the customers and staff at the cafe and pine shop as well.

    There are times in life when you wish you had read the instruction before trying something new out and this incident would feature high on that list as I realised I didn't know how to switch the alarm off. I desperately fumbled with the lock but to no avail. At any moment I expected to hear screeching cars, see helicopters overhead and armed marksmen appear in the trees as the Reepham special branch descended on a potential major crime scene.

    Fortunately before they managed to assemble I figured out how to switch it off and the armed response unit were probably stood down ( I shall, however, be writing to the Mayor of Reepham suggesting his police force sharpen up their reaction times). Big George confirmed he could hear the alarm at our table and we could therefore safely continue our beverages. Our drinks were both OK but nothing special and scored accordingly, however my cheese scone was infeasibly large and looked really good.

    I hoped it tasted as good as it looked as cake size is not always a good indication of cake quality however on this occasion it was and I have to say it was one of the finest cheese scones I have had. On the other hand Big Georges fruit scone was only average and had been warmed up (which I think is fine for cheese but wrong for fruit scones) so it pulled down the overall cake quality score. I enjoyed my visit to the old station at Reepham and am keen to go there again in the future with some of my other cycling chums.

    I even managed to look round the large selection of jams and relishes to see if they had lemon curd (which they did and made me think that I could start a lemon curd based blog in the future).

    Big George did think I looked far to comfortable around the jams and relishes so we agreed we would not speak of it again and we only talked about manly things on the ride back.

    Map of route

  • Bike Security. - The Cake Crusader - Blogger Reepham has two old railway stations, one to the south (Whitwell) and one to the North. It is hard to see how a town of this size would ever have needed this much transport infrastructure, unless it was planning to bid for a major sporting event, and I have no recollection of the Reepham Olympic or world cup bid. However the good news is that there is now a cafe at both disused stations and they are both on the Marriots way cycle route from Norwich.

    Myself, with today's guest Big George, decided that for this ride we would go to the Old Railway Station at Kerri's Farmhouse Pine just to the North of Reepham. It was too muddy to take our road bikes down the Marriots way so we did a 40 mile on-road loop instead. Big George claimed he had been poorly this week so we had to take it easy.

    I did notice he kept needing to adjust his bike every time we got to the top of a hill (so he could have a breather me thinks) but we did eventually get to the venue. To make the day even more exciting I had my new Alamio security lock to try. The Alamio combines a bike lock with a piercing 100 decibel car type alarm.

    I enthusiastically wrapped it round our bikes and set the security system up safe in the knowledge we had thwarted bike crime in Reepham for the day. We entered the Cafe (which also combines a gift shop featuring an array of jams and relishes) and found the cake counter in front of us. This was good as I could immediately decide on the effective cake selection (ECS) rating.

    There were a number of cakes and biscuits but only the cheese scone and chocolate cake stood out so I awarded an average ECS score. I went for my normal hot chocolate and a cheese scone. Big George went for a Cappuccino and Fruit scone.

    It was too cold for the outside seating area so we sat inside through the back of the cafe overlooking the old platform. We were now some way from our bikes making me worry that we would not hear the alarm if the criminal fraternity of Reepham decided to pounce. I could no longer concentrate on any further cafe rating and decided I would have to test the alarm effectiveness.

    I went back outside and started to tamper with my Alarmio. I eventually got it to go off and it did indeed have a loud 100 decibel car type alarm noise. This not only startled me but all the customers and staff at the cafe and pine shop as well.

    There are times in life when you wish you had read the instruction before trying something new out and this incident would feature high on that list as I realised I didn't know how to switch the alarm off. I desperately fumbled with the lock but to no avail. At any moment I expected to hear screeching cars, see helicopters overhead and armed marksmen appear in the trees as the Reepham special branch descended on a potential major crime scene.

    Fortunately before they managed to assemble I figured out how to switch it off and the armed response unit were probably stood down ( I shall, however, be writing to the Mayor of Reepham suggesting his police force sharpen up their reaction times). Big George confirmed he could hear the alarm at our table and we could therefore safely continue our beverages. Our drinks were both OK but nothing special and scored accordingly, however my cheese scone was infeasibly large and looked really good.

    I hoped it tasted as good as it looked as cake size is not always a good indication of cake quality however on this occasion it was and I have to say it was one of the finest cheese scones I have had. On the other hand Big Georges fruit scone was only average and had been warmed up (which I think is fine for cheese but wrong for fruit scones) so it pulled down the overall cake quality score. I enjoyed my visit to the old station at Reepham and am keen to go there again in the future with some of my other cycling chums.

    I even managed to look round the large selection of jams and relishes to see if they had lemon curd (which they did and made me think that I could start a lemon curd based blog in the future).

    Big George did think I looked far to comfortable around the jams and relishes so we agreed we would not speak of it again and we only talked about manly things on the ride back.

    Map of route

  • Biker Jack 3: TE Lawrence – Maverick of Speed T.E. Lawrence 1 , known as Lawrence of Arabia , was one of Biker Jack s life-long heroes. Lawrence (1888-1935) was a British scholar, writer and soldier.

    He famously mobilised the Arab Revolt in World War One, which was when he became known as Lawrence of Arabia. Lawrence s preferred mode of transport was the motorcycle, favoring the fast Brough Superior models. Back when Biker Jack was young, he was inspired by Lawrence s heroic exploits; and the fact he rode motorcycles, instilled in Jack the thirst to ride too a thirst he quenched in the late 1960s when he was old enough to ride a motorcycle.

    On one of our ride-outs to the Norfolk countryside, Jack got to talking about Lawrence. It was a bright summer afternoon and we d putted out to Caister-On-Sea on Norfolk s east coast, parked our bikes up at the big car park close to the sea, and walked down to the beach, sitting down on the sea wall, our leather jackets and helmets stashed beside us. The thing about T.E.

    Lawrence is he was a maverick, said Jack. People were baffled as to why he rode motorcycles. It was the opposite of a gentleman s conveyance.

    But this was the the 1920s and 30s, the last days of the British Empire, so the idea of class was rife. It wasn t just his motorcycling that puzzled people about Lawrence. There was also the fact that he changed his name and enlisted in the Royal Air Force as a low-rank enlisted man, rather than as a high ranking officer that his education and First World War army career would have entitled him to.

    As we sat on the beach, Jack talked about how Lawrence was a speed-head. Like all of us who love bikes, he craved the exhilaration that throttling up a motorcycle brings. When writing a biographical account of Lawrence s life, author Basil Liddell Hart asked him to explain the appeal speed had for him.

    Lawrence replied: To explain the lure of speed you d have to explain human nature; but it is best understood than explained. All men in all ages have beggared themselves for fast horses or camels or ships or cars or bikes or aeroplanes; all men have strained themselves dry to run or walk or swim faster. Speed is the second-oldest animal craving in our nature, and our generation is fortunate in being able to indulge it more cheaply and generally than our ancestors.

    Every natural man cultivates the speed that appeals to him. I have a motorbike income. As far as Jack was concerned, Lawrence was responding to a primal instinct.

    Some deep part of Lawrence pulled away from straight, civilized society. He wanted to feel the wind on his face and feel alive. We are so cushioned in modern times.

    But some of us, like Lawrence, reject that, and want to experience something of the freedom that we would have had way back when our ancestors roamed the environment as hunter-gatherers. In 1930, the author Robert Graves suggested Lawrence write a book about speed. The idea appealed to him, recalled Graves.

    He said that speed, and especially the conquest of the air, was the greatest achievement of civilization, and was one of the few subjects now left to write about. As it was, Lawrence rejected the idea, saying he d lost the itch to write. But he did write to Graves about the experience of motorcycling, one which is common to anybody who rides regularly.

    The greatest pleasure, said Lawrence, of my recent life has been speed on the roads. But I am not a racing man. It was my satisfaction to purr along gently between 60 and 70 mph and drink in the air and general view.

    I lose detail at even moderate speeds, but gain comprehension. When I used to cross Salisbury Plain at 50 or so, I d feel the earth moulding herself under me. It was me piling up the hill, hollowing this valley, stretching out this level place, heaving and tossing on each side like a sea.

    This is a thing the slow coach will never feel. It is the reward of speed. This was the kind of thing that inspired Jack to want to ride motorcycles.

    Like most of us, including T.E. Lawrence, he began riding on a bicycle as a kid. Even that brought a real feeling of freedom.

    I d fly around the village where I lived in Norfolk and then out ten or twenty miles, sometimes more. Once I d got on a motorbike and learned to ride it, the whole country opened up. I remember riding out to Salisbury Plain and over to Stonehenge, and the whole thing brought a unique feeling of being free and alive.

    And for me it was Lawrence who summed that up. Sadly, of course, T.E. Lawrence was killed in 1935 in an accident while riding his Brough Superior SS100.

    He was riding in Dorset, close to his cottage near Wareham. Jack took this up as we sat on the Caister beach. There was a dip in the road and Lawrence could see these two boys approaching on their push-bikes.

    When he saw them he swerved to avoid them, but lost control and went over the bars, and died six days later. I often think about that, and wonder if he d practised what we nowadays call situational awareness whether he d have anticipated the possibility of some hazard up ahead, and survived without mishap. Back in the 1930s, the Roadcraft book, now used by police motorcyclists and drivers, was published.

    One of the things it postulated was to be aware of everything going on around you (situational awareness) and to always assume there s a hazard up ahead if your vision of the road is obstructed, and to slow down and be ready. As Jack said, One of Lawrence s famous books was called The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, maybe the Eighth Pillar was Roadcraft! But who knows, we weren t there.

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  • Business leaders speak out ahead of Vince Cable's visit to East ... Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills talks during the Federation of Small Businesses Conference 2013 at The Curve, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 22, 2013.

    See PA story INDUSTRY Business. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire By BEN WOODS, Business writer 1 Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:27 AM Today, business secretary Vince Cable descends on Norfolk to launch the New Anglia LEP s Growing Business Fund. But with traders facing problems with infrastructure, business rates and lending, reporter Ben Woods has asked business leaders to have their say on how Dr Cable can help Norfolk and Suffolk.

    To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Why is the Business Secretary visiting the east? Business secretary Vince Cable, pictured, has set his sights on the East of England today to provide political muscle to a new scheme to boost growing businesses.

    Dr Cable will launch the Growing Business Fund, created by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, which will provide cash injections to small and medium-sized firms whose growth is being restrained by a lack of finance. It comes after the New Anglia LEP was awarded 3m from the government s regional growth fund. Dr Cable will begin his trip in the morning with a trip to British Sugar in Wissington, Cambridgeshire, before heading to Norfolk for a lunch meeting with the New Anglia LEP at the offices of Mills and Reeve in Norwich.

    And in the afternoon, he will visit packaging equipment manufacturer Redpack in Rackheath to meet a business which is looking to benefit from the new investment scheme. His final stop will be at Norwich International airport where he will meet bosses from KLM Engineering. Skills and jobs Dick Palmer, City College Norwich, said: One of the questions I would ask him would be to give some clarity around the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership s local skills strategy.

    We want to know the LEP and colleges can work together to develop the right sort of people that businesses need. When it comes to apprenticeships, there has been a huge amount of movement from the government. City College Norwich has seen apprenticeship programmes rise from 200 to 1,000, which have been supported by the government and subsidies.

    But the key question to Dr Cable would be, why is the government retracting the number of opportunities for older people to retrain and get people back into the workplace? Because they have retracted the subsidies, which encourage them to do so. In the last 10 years, City College Norwich has gone from 10,000 adults to about 4,000 adults and that is not because we are offering the wrong courses.

    We recognise that there is no money around, but we think there could be more inventive ways to support adult learning. At the moment if an adult student comes to the college over 24 years old the government pays a portion of the student fees. But from September the college will get nothing from the government.

    We are anxious this could lead to a marked reduction in older students. The High Street Adrian Fennell, partner at independent commercial property specialists Roche, said: I would not be asking Vince Cable to reinvent the wheel. It is a case of doing things that people talk about.

    Norwich at the moment is reasonably robust, but if you look at the smaller towns around Norfolk, they are all suffering to a varying degree. Why are they suffering? Because there are simply not enough people spending in the shops.

    One of the smallest ways to address this would be through car parking. Subsidised car parking for shoppers would get more people into towns. When people go to Great Yarmouth, do they want to pay 5 for car parking and then spend 5 in Poundland?

    It is a big disincentive. And when you are going to increase the business rates, which they are going to do, this is a fix that they could easily afford. Infrastructure and business Caroline Williams, chief executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, said: We are looking for Mr Cable to confirm that cash will be made available for the A47 improvements, that business rate relief within the Enterprise Zone will be extended to 2018, decisions relating to market certainty and offshore wind will be fast-tracked, the advanced manufacturing supply chain initiative minimum threshold will be reduced from 1m and the eligibility will be changed to enable businesses to receive funding if they have employed an apprentice within 12 months.

    It is essential that when Vince Cable leaves Norfolk he has a clear understanding from the business community that improvements to the A47 are no longer a nice to have but are necessary for Norfolk to achieve its economic growth potential. Small businesses Peter Martin, the regional treasurer for the Federation of Small Businesses, said: I think finance has to be the starting point. The first thing we would like Vince Cable to do is to give the Financial Services Authority and the banks a bit of a hurrying along for those people being missold insurance rate swaps.

    While some banks have deferred payments, others have not. We have seen businesses with huge financial problems from something they should never have had in the first place. Some businesses are having to lay off staff because they cannot stop paying it.

    Meanwhile, we would like Dr Cable to provide more clarity around the business bank and how it will work. If there was a way in which money could go directly to businesses, that would be great, but the government will not want to do that. If it operated in a similar way to how the Cambridge and Counties Bank works.

    They are charging 5pc on interest rates, which is backed by a pension fund. They are looking for businesses which want to grow. We would also like businesses to look at the issues surrounding regulation.

    We were told by the government that when a new piece of legislation came in, another piece would be taken away. At the moment, we are over-regulated. The French and the Spanish don t over-regulate because it holds up their business.

    ben.woods@archant.co.uk 3 comments The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site References ^ By BEN WOODS, Business writer (www.eveningnews24.co.uk)

  • Business leaders speak out ahead of Vince Cable's visit to East Anglia Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills talks during the Federation of Small Businesses Conference 2013 at The Curve, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 22, 2013.

    See PA story INDUSTRY Business. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire By BEN WOODS, Business writer 1 Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:27 AM Today, business secretary Vince Cable descends on Norfolk to launch the New Anglia LEP s Growing Business Fund. But with traders facing problems with infrastructure, business rates and lending, reporter Ben Woods has asked business leaders to have their say on how Dr Cable can help Norfolk and Suffolk.

    To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Why is the Business Secretary visiting the east? Business secretary Vince Cable, pictured, has set his sights on the East of England today to provide political muscle to a new scheme to boost growing businesses.

    Dr Cable will launch the Growing Business Fund, created by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, which will provide cash injections to small and medium-sized firms whose growth is being restrained by a lack of finance. It comes after the New Anglia LEP was awarded 3m from the government s regional growth fund. Dr Cable will begin his trip in the morning with a trip to British Sugar in Wissington, Cambridgeshire, before heading to Norfolk for a lunch meeting with the New Anglia LEP at the offices of Mills and Reeve in Norwich.

    And in the afternoon, he will visit packaging equipment manufacturer Redpack in Rackheath to meet a business which is looking to benefit from the new investment scheme. His final stop will be at Norwich International airport where he will meet bosses from KLM Engineering. Skills and jobs Dick Palmer, City College Norwich, said: One of the questions I would ask him would be to give some clarity around the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership s local skills strategy.

    We want to know the LEP and colleges can work together to develop the right sort of people that businesses need. When it comes to apprenticeships, there has been a huge amount of movement from the government. City College Norwich has seen apprenticeship programmes rise from 200 to 1,000, which have been supported by the government and subsidies.

    But the key question to Dr Cable would be, why is the government retracting the number of opportunities for older people to retrain and get people back into the workplace? Because they have retracted the subsidies, which encourage them to do so. In the last 10 years, City College Norwich has gone from 10,000 adults to about 4,000 adults and that is not because we are offering the wrong courses.

    We recognise that there is no money around, but we think there could be more inventive ways to support adult learning. At the moment if an adult student comes to the college over 24 years old the government pays a portion of the student fees. But from September the college will get nothing from the government.

    We are anxious this could lead to a marked reduction in older students. The High Street Adrian Fennell, partner at independent commercial property specialists Roche, said: I would not be asking Vince Cable to reinvent the wheel. It is a case of doing things that people talk about.

    Norwich at the moment is reasonably robust, but if you look at the smaller towns around Norfolk, they are all suffering to a varying degree. Why are they suffering? Because there are simply not enough people spending in the shops.

    One of the smallest ways to address this would be through car parking. Subsidised car parking for shoppers would get more people into towns. When people go to Great Yarmouth, do they want to pay 5 for car parking and then spend 5 in Poundland?

    It is a big disincentive. And when you are going to increase the business rates, which they are going to do, this is a fix that they could easily afford. Infrastructure and business Caroline Williams, chief executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, said: We are looking for Mr Cable to confirm that cash will be made available for the A47 improvements, that business rate relief within the Enterprise Zone will be extended to 2018, decisions relating to market certainty and offshore wind will be fast-tracked, the advanced manufacturing supply chain initiative minimum threshold will be reduced from 1m and the eligibility will be changed to enable businesses to receive funding if they have employed an apprentice within 12 months.

    It is essential that when Vince Cable leaves Norfolk he has a clear understanding from the business community that improvements to the A47 are no longer a nice to have but are necessary for Norfolk to achieve its economic growth potential. Small businesses Peter Martin, the regional treasurer for the Federation of Small Businesses, said: I think finance has to be the starting point. The first thing we would like Vince Cable to do is to give the Financial Services Authority and the banks a bit of a hurrying along for those people being missold insurance rate swaps.

    While some banks have deferred payments, others have not. We have seen businesses with huge financial problems from something they should never have had in the first place. Some businesses are having to lay off staff because they cannot stop paying it.

    Meanwhile, we would like Dr Cable to provide more clarity around the business bank and how it will work. If there was a way in which money could go directly to businesses, that would be great, but the government will not want to do that. If it operated in a similar way to how the Cambridge and Counties Bank works.

    They are charging 5pc on interest rates, which is backed by a pension fund. They are looking for businesses which want to grow. We would also like businesses to look at the issues surrounding regulation.

    We were told by the government that when a new piece of legislation came in, another piece would be taken away. At the moment, we are over-regulated. The French and the Spanish don t over-regulate because it holds up their business.

    ben.woods@archant.co.uk 3 comments The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site References ^ By BEN WOODS, Business writer (www.eveningnews24.co.uk)

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  • Calls for action after cyclists are hurt in Rackheath crash Ambulance Richard Wood 1 Saturday, June 11, 2011 6:07 PM Families and business owners are calling for more road safety measures after a crash in Rackheath. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Three teenagers on bikes part of a group of five cyclists and two people in a Peugeot 206 were taken to hospital after the crash on the junction of Wroxham Road with Swash Lane at 9pm on Thursday night.

    One of the cyclists was kept in overnight for treatment. The crash came as little surprise to local people, who have become used to seeing emergency vehicles en route to deal with accidents. Steve Finney was the second person on the scene, as he was driving home to Wroxham from Norwich.

    He helped to attend to some of the injured teenagers. He said: The vehicle went through the five lads, flipped over and ended up facing the other way in a field. Mr Finney said the teenagers were on their way home to Sprowston and that they told him they were meant to be sitting a GCSE exam the next day.

    Jane and Roger Lebbell, of the nearby Manor Barn House bed and breakfast, said they had seen the group of boys cycling along Swash Lane, and then saw the aftermath of the crash. The couple have been living there since 1984, and believe the road has become increasingly dangerous. Mr Lebbell said: In the early days I used to walk my dogs down to the church from here, but it is just too dangerous and I can t walk down there now.

    Joanne Gosling, of Wroxham Road, said that her 12-and-14 year old children were still petrified after a car ploughed through their front garden two years ago. So many accidents have happened here. It makes them unsettled if they hear a bang at night-time.

    Chris Jennings, whose family own The Green Man pub, also said a lorry had crashed into their brick wall in the past. Cars tear around this corner. They put in a 50mph zone, but people don t really pay much attention to it.

    A spokesman for Norfolk Police confirmed that the crash is being investigated. Anyone with any information is asked to call Acle road policing on 0845 4564567. Are you the parents of the boys who were involved in the crash or do you know who they were?

    Call Annabelle Dickson on 01603 772426 or email annabelle.dickson@archant.co.uk 4 comments The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site References ^ Richard Wood (www.eveningnews24.co.uk)

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    Andrea Woollard was heartbroken when her cat Tarmac stumbled home on Boxing Day morning with head wounds after being shot. Picture by SIMON FINLAY. Shop supervisor Andrea Woollard, 38, was left heartbroken when the beloved tabby cat Tarmac stumbled home on Boxing Day morning with head wounds.

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  • Charity comedy event in Rackheath to raise funds for local play area ... Rackheath Youth Council, who recently won funding for a new crossing in the village. Photo: Bill Smith. David Freezer 1 Friday, January 13, 2012 11:27 AM Rackheath Youth Council is hosting a two-man comedy act to raise money to improve the equipment at the local play area.

    To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. The comedy evening is being hosted at Rackheath s Holy Trinity Church, on Salhouse Road, on Saturday, January 28, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. In the act, comedians Horse and Louis mix a blend of stand-up, sketches, characters and musical genius, with a local support band.

    A youth council spokesman said: Horse and Louis are one of the funniest acts I have ever seen. They are great for the older audience, I would love to see them again. The event is supported by Creative Arts East through the Bright Sparks Project.

    Ticket s are 7 in advance and 9 on the door. Tickets are currently available from Rackheath Stores, Broadland District Council and Rackheath Youth Council members. For tickets contact Broadland District Council on 01603 430538.

    For more information on Bright Sparks please contact Creative Arts East on 01953 713390 or visit www.creativeartseast.co.uk/brightsparks - Are you organising a charity event in Rackheath?

    Contact local reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or david.freezer@archant.co.uk 2 comments The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site References ^ David Freezer (www.eveningnews24.co.uk)

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  • Christmas food packaging, from stollen to sprouts Aldi and Lidl might be the success stories of large-scale food retailing this year, but Christmas time deserves something a bit special and in East Anglia there are hundreds of small food businesses who provide food more delicious than you ll find in any superstore. Whilst the big businesses have enormous departments devoted to wrapping and packing and bagging their festive grub, well, small retailers have us! Our friendly staff have years of experience of matching the right packaging to our customers products, and we have a huge range in our online shop 1 and also at our showrooms 2 in Norfolk.

    We ve wrapped up all sorts of tasty treats, so take a look at our list below to see how we can help with your particular delicacy Jones & Cane can help your festive food look scrumptious on the shelves Baked goods mince pies, cakes, biscuits, sausage rolls, stollen, gingerbread Film-front paper bags , MG sulphite paper bags , brown kraft paper bags 3 4 5 Christmas dinner veg potatoes, carrots, parsnips, cabbage, lovely Brussel sprouts Dark green or tangerine veg nets , paper sacks , potato bags 6 7 8 Essentials for the stockings tangerines, nuts, chocolate coins 1lb nets in green or red 9 Jars and bottles chutneys, jams, oils, pickles, wine Bubble wrap , tissue paper , cardboard boxes , clear gift-wrapping film 10 11 12 13 Delicatessen pigs in blankets, cheeses, meats White HT polythene bags , vacuum pouches 14 15 Baking and dry goods flour, cake mixes, dried fruit, stuffing mix, mulling spices, nuts Block-bottom paper bags , all film satchels , SOS bags 16 17 18 Confectionery sweets, chocolates Candy striped and starburst design paper bags , all film satchels , white MG sulphite bags 19 20 21 22 Hampers Cardboard boxes , tissue paper , clear film , patterned cellophane film 23 24 25 26 Now, I hate to bring it up, but it s a mere 34 days until Christmas.

    So give us a call on 01603 722264 or visit our online shop 27 to stock up ready for a delicious Christmas season.

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  • Christmas packaging - it's never too early! If you re having an environmentally friendly Christmas The first sighting of Christmas goods in the shops brings a groan from most people it seems the summer is only just over and yet the tinsel s out already! However, if you are a retailer, it s time to prepare for the biggest sales quarter of the year, and Jones and Cane is here to help tick your Christmas packaging off the list quickly and easily. Local paper showroom This week, we ve been preparing our paper showrooms in Rackheath, Norfolk.

    We pride ourselves on providing an excellent range of paper products which are both high-quality and environmentally friendly, and this Christmas it s likely many large retailers will be using paper bags as the Carrier Bag Charge 1 kicks in on Monday. Although the charge doesn t apply to enterprises with under 250 employees, it could be that paper packaging becomes the fashionable way to hand over your wares. Some of our luxury retail packaging in our Rackheath showroom In our showroom we ve made it easy for you to choose.We have a selection of luxury paper products in rich colours and attractive designs, fantastic for all sorts of gifts, from clothing to hampers.

    Or, if you prefer the idea of a green Christmas, we have a wide range of environmentally friendly packaging, including recycled carrier bags 2 , biodegradable paper bags 3 , rolls and reams 4 , natural hessian sacks 5 and cloth, and even fillis string made from all natural fibres. Brown paper is always a stylish and practical way to wrap, and we stock this on rolls of various sizes, for a really economical way to offer wrapping (or even gift wrapping if you add a little ribbon). Santa Sacks Of course the most important packaging over the Christmas period belongs to Father Christmas we don t want to boast and say we supply his sacks, but However if you d like to lend him a hand by bagging up your own gifts, we now stock lovely Santa sacks in natural hessian, with a printed design of the man himself.

    They re even provided with ribbon to tie them up, and keep out prying eyes. Christmas packaging off the shelf All of the products listed here are available from stock. This means that Jones and Cane really is the best place for one-stop, stress-free Christmas packaging.

    You can buy online, with quick delivery to most areas of the UK, or you can come to our showrooms on Rackheath Industrial Estate, just outside Norwich on the A1151 Wroxham Road 6 .

    We re as happy as Christmas elves to help you find the right festive product for you.

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  • Community feel is the aim for revamped Norfolk village shop Three generations take over the running of Rackheath Post office and general store. Left to right, Veronica, Julia, Andrew and Ruby Wright Monday, May 30, 2011 6:30 AM The Rackheath village store on Barnard Close had a re-launch event on Saturday to try and get the newsagent and post office back at the heart of the community. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

    Andrew and Julia Wright took over the shop last November and wanted to show local residents the changes they have brought to the shop. Mr Wright is running the shop jointly with his mother, Veronica. They are trying to bring a more traditional atmosphere to the store by introducing more local products, such as Broadland Hams and Bray s Cottage pork pies from Holt.

    As part of the re-launch the store is offering 10pc off this week and welcomed local residents to an open day with free tasters of new products on Saturday. Mr Wright said: It went very well. We had a display out with all the new products and it was really well supported by the community and the village regulars.

    I was out the front talking to people and my wife and sister were inside the shop and said lots of people had said to them that they hadn t been in for a while but really liked what we have done with the shop. In an ideal world they will keep coming back and will feel they can have a chat when they re in the shop. Have you got a story about the Rackheath area?

    Contact local reporter Lucy Wright on 01603 772495 or email lucy.wright@archant.co.uk

  • Community Grants Norfolk Phase 5 Bridge Plus Gateway to Employment is a Norwich based project managed by The Bridge Plus+ which uses community based expertise to train and support communities to become job ready through improved job search skills, confidence building, peer support and networking opportunities. For more information, please contact Beatrice Humaru on 01603 617076 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Address: 19 Muspole Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1DJ Cromer Past Present Future The Making I.T. Work for Me project offers a flexible and accessible approach for local people wanting to improve their job prospects, to find work or who want to improve their connectivity to the modern world. The project offers a range of activities, from basic use of smart phone and tablet apps, to using computers for online Job Search.

    Other activities include support to improve employability skills particularly aimed to support young people leaving school or people over 18 years seeking employment. Working in partnership with local providers, the project centres on the needs of the individual. The project will take place at Merchants' Place in Cromer - for more information on the project telephone: 01263 519454 and for more information on Merchants' Place, please see our website: www.merchantsplace.org 1 .

    For more information, please contact John Morgan on 07748 641718 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Geoff Leversedge on 01263 519454 or email This email address is being protected from spambots.

    You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Address: Merchants' Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9ES Phase 4 Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust Project: Great Yarmouth Cemeteries Project In its 30 acres of land, Great Yarmouth Cemeteries is home to many monuments and tombs of historic significance, both regionally and nationally. Some areas of the cemeteries have, however, become overgrown and certain listed monuments are in urgent need of repair.

    However, there is a shortage of conservation skills and expertise in the locality. Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust has developed a project which incorporates a training programme enabling unemployed people to participate in the conservation of six monuments, and gain skills and experience in surveying, recording, research, masonry and conservation methods. Opportunities for progression will be offered in conjunction with the refurbishment of property acquired by the Trust.

    For more information, please call Bridget Heriz-Smith on 01493 846195 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Address : Room 44/45, Old Fire Station, Trafalgar House, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Home-Start Norwich Project : Fresh Steps The Fresh Steps Project will recruit parents who are currently economically inactive and train them in a range of skills and strategies to become volunteer mentors for families in need.

    In doing this, the volunteers will develop their own skills and build their confidence to help them get back into the working environment. Volunteers will receive training in a friendly, informal environment covering first aid, listening skills, child development, safeguarding, confidentiality and how to prepare healthy family meals on a budget. They will be able to support families suffering from isolation and lacking in self-confidence.

    Together they will both be making the changes needed to get back on track with their lives. For more information, please call Sharon Hearsum on 0 1603 616400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Address : 3 St. Benedicts View, Grapes Hill, Norwich NR2 4HH Phase 3 Action Community Enterprise CIC Project Name: ACE High The ACE High project provides opportunities to those who need the most support, or who may have previously had a bad experience of learning or have even become totally disengaged from learning. Our unique facility provides a practical way for people to learn about cars and mechanics, while building confidence and developing motivation and self belief.

    This opportunity could be the first time the learner succeeds and the start of their individual learning journey with the view to them improving their life chances through participation and education. It's an easy, interesting and fun first step toward self-development. For more information, please call Lou Gardiner on 01603 720308 - www.ace-project.org.uk 2 Address : Viking House, 2 Dewing Road, Rackheath Industrial Estate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6PS Bicycle Links Project Name: Pedal Forwards Bicycle Links 'Pedal Forwards' programme is about providing the inclusive environment for personal development through a practical activity.

    Refurbishing old bicycles is both environmentally and personally rewarding, in the process of which the skills to keep a bike rolling are learned as is the importance of sustainable practice. For more information, please call: Lucy Hall, 07796 104429 - www.bicyclelinks.org.uk 3 Address: 18 St. Mary's Works, Duke Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1QA Great Yarmouth Refugee Outreach and Support (GYROS) Project Name: GYROS Springboard for Women 'Springboard for Women' is a programme designed to meet the particular needs of women who have never, or not worked, in the UK for a long time.

    Based in Great Yarmouth, all support and training is embedded with ESOL and basis skills delivered by advisors with different language and cultural understanding. We offer women in-depth support to develop an Individual Support Plan as a route map to employment. If appropriate, there are also empowerment training and development-led volunteering opportunities in the service sectors.

    For more information, please call Louise Humphries on 01493 745260 - www.gyros.org.uk 4 Address : 144B Kings Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PQ Sweet Arts Project Name: The Sweet Factory Project The SWEET (Supporting Women to Enter Employment & Training) Factory is an inspiring and creative employment support initiative, specifically designed to provide women with an appropriate and alternative route to employment. It is a social enterprise based on a fashion & retail outlet specialising in up-cycled, bespoke and individually hand- made products. We promote diversity and encourage people to invest in locally made products and artefacts which are environmentally sound, and created by locally skilled women who otherwise may not be in training or work.

    We encourage people to shop with a social conscience and 'buy into Britain' to help boost our local economy and provide people in the community with training, skills and jobs. We provide opportunities to women from all backgrounds who are ready and willing to make changes in their lives, are interested in fashion, textiles and retail, and are striving to become economically active and contribute to their local community. For more information, please call Toni Lawton on 07986 105691 Address: 4 Women Rescue Centre, 18 Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BQ West Norwich Partnership Project Name: Be Your Own Boss Be Your Own Boss is a unique programme for economically inactive people living in the West of Norwich.

    It provides the knowledge, skills and support needed for local people to start their own business or gain employment. If you have a passion, skill or idea you would like to turn into a business reality Be Your Own Boss aims to help you overcome any of the barriers in your path. For more information, please call Scott Porter on 01603 455517 - westnorwichpartnership.org.uk 5 Address : Fourways Community Centre, Stevenson Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 8TN Willow Tree Garden Project Name: Willow Tree Garden Willow Tree Garden is a unique project driven by the needs of those with disabilities and their carers in the Norfolk and Suffolk area.

    The project aims to deliver individually targeted skills-based learning that will promote their employment potential, along with their personal achievements and well-being. The ethos of the garden is summed up in our motto, 'growing stronger together'. The tasks and skills taught at Willow Tree Garden will be client and carer led in order to fill a massive 'hands on' void that currently remains between professional bodies and service users.

    For more information, please call Clare Winter on 01493 302975 - www.willowtreegarden.cfsites.org Address : 246 High Street, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6RT References ^ www.merchantsplace.org (www.merchantsplace.org) ^ www.ace-project.org.uk (www.ace-project.org.uk) ^ www.bicyclelinks.org.uk (www.dial-greatyarmouth.org.uk) ^ www.gyros.org.uk (www.keystonetrust.org.uk) ^ westnorwichpartnership.org.uk (westnorwichpartnership.org.uk)

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  • Court hears of Norwich mechanic's kidnap ordeal Norwich Crown Court. PETER WALSH, Crime Correspondent 1 Friday, September 23, 2011 1:00 AM A man was bundled into a car and taken to a Norwich garage where he was beaten, had his hand smashed with a hammer and was threatened with guns as part of a kidnap plot that might have involved the Lithuanian Mafia, a court has heard. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

    Valerijus Biriukas, Aleksandr Cernov, Tomas Papalauskas and Juozas Gineika are accused of the kidnap of Lithuanian mechanic Sigitas Barauskis on November 21 last year. Biriukas, 39, of no fixed abode; Cernov, 31, of Eva Road, Rackheath; Papalauskas, 25, of no fixed abode; and Gineika, 21, of Rye Avenue, Norwich, all deny kidnap. Jonathan Seely opened the prosecution case at Norwich Crown Court yesterday by saying all four defendants, who are Lithuanian, participated in the kidnap.

    He said: The precise motive of the kidnappers may not be clear it s not for the prosecution to prove a motive but it seems to involve some dispute between the kidnappers on the one hand and Mr Barauskis s employer, someone called Mr Morkunas, on the other hand. It s clear that on the day in question, the kidnappers sought a meeting with this Mr Morkunas, his Mr Barauskis s employer, and they kidnapped him in order to achieve this. Mr Seely said the jury would hear the victim, who worked at a garage on Duke Street, Norwich, owned by Mr Morkunas, was called by a friend, who worked at the same garage, on the day of the kidnap to come to his aid as his car would not start.

    The friend had, however, made the call at the request of the kidnappers having been picked up in Cromer and taken to Norwich. The friend, who was at the fish bar on Silver Road, said his car would not start. Mr Seely said: When he arrived at the fish bar, he saw his friend on the side of the road with another man who he assumed to be a friend.

    Mr Barauskis wound down his window on the passenger side when suddenly both passenger and driver doors were opened and was grabbed from his car by at least two men and put in the back of a Ford Mondeo. The court heard the alleged victim, whose car was left running, had two males sit either side of him in the back of the car, including Biriukas who punched him in the face when he asked what was going on. Mr Seely said Mr Barauskis was driven to a garage on Denmark Opening, off Sprowston Road, where the Mondeo was joined by another car, a red Rover.

    The shutters of the garage were opened to let the cars in and then closed behind them. Mr Barauskis found himself in the garage workshop surrounded by several men, some of whom came and went, while others joined. Mr Seely said: The man who had been sitting on the right (in the car) who Mr Barauskis has identified as Biriukas, immediately hit him again this time several times to the face with an open hand.

    The man who had been the front seat passenger at the same time picked up a hammer from a work top and hit Mr Barauskis several times to the back of his hands. Mr Seely told the jury that Mr Barauskis, who had no bones broken but was in excruciating pain was asked several questions by the men, who the victim thought might have had something to do with the Lithuanian Mafia, concerning his boss s business. Mr Seely said: One of the men, who had not been in the Mondeo, opened his jacket to reveal a pistol.

    Another man, who had been a front seat passenger in the Mondeo, also showed the victim a gun and said: Tell me everything otherwise I will kill you; if you do something stupid I will shoot you. He was also told: If you start a new business you must pay and if you want it to stay open you must pay 2,000. The court heard that after about two hours in the garage, Mr Barauskis was twice asked to contact his boss and request a meeting before being driven to a layby near Norwich International Airport, following a stop at McDonald s near Asda, in Hellesdon, where the kidnappers met with Mr Morkunas.

    Mr Seely said it was at this point the kidnap effectively ended as Mr Barauskis was able to leave the scene in a car driven by Mr Mourkunas s sister. Mr Barauskis reported the matter to police and Biriukas, who was arrested on November 30, was identified by the victim the following day. Cernov, Gineika and Papalauskas all fled the country on November 29 but were later extradited to the UK.

    Mr Seely said: It may well be that in this case the defence will seek to explore the murkiness of the background. The prosecution will invite you to maintain clear focus on the real issue in this case. It s the prosecution s case that, whatever the motive, Mr Barauskis was held against his will and subjected to violence.

    He was kidnapped and such conduct is clearly not acceptable in the city of Norwich and anywhere else in the UK.

    The case continues.

    References ^ PETER WALSH, Crime Correspondent (www.eveningnews24.co.uk)

  • Crashes in Swainsthorpe and Rackheath Crashes in Swainsthorpe and Rackheath Emergency services attended the scene of the accident. Friday, November 21, 2014 4:21 PM There have been crashes in Swainsthorpe and Rackheath today. One person was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with neck pain after a crash involving two cars and a flatbed lorry on the A140 at Swainsthorpe at about 1.30pm.

    The road was blocked in both directions for several hours. Meanwhile, two vehicles were involved in a collision on the A1151 in Rackheath at about 2.15pm. There were delays at the Stonehouse Road junction.

    The ambulance service treated one person for minor injuries at the scene.

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  • Daughter takes over dad's Norfolk fish and chip shop Sue Mace who runs The Fish & Chip Company in Rackheath after her fathers last wish was for her to take over the shop. David Bale 1 Wednesday, November 24, 2010 7:00 AM A daughter has fulfilled her father s last wish that she return to run his former fish and chip shop in Rackheath and the new business is proving very popular. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

    A daughter has fulfilled her father s last wish that she return to run his former fish and chip shop in Rackheath and the new business is proving very popular. Sue Mace, now 47, was just a girl when her father Maurice Mace ran the fish and chip shop in Salhouse Road, but she has returned with partner Ian Greenwood to take it on. The shop was closed for a complete re-fit from April and has now opened as a modern-looking shop.

    The pair aim to open a coffee shop next door in February to further enhance community facilities, and Miss Mace said they were also looking to widen the menu and get children involved in a cooking session at the coffee shop. She said: I grew up in the business as my father used to run it. It was always his wish that I would run it one day.

    Unfortunately, he passed away a few years back but I am completing his wish, and my mum has been a great support and enjoys coming in to help out when we are busy. She said she had been overwhelmed by the support from the village since they opened. Each week, new people are coming into the shop, saying that they have been told the quality of the fish and chips is excellent and they are coming in to give us a try, she added.

    One phone call in particular from a local man sticks out in my mind. He called after we had been open for just three days and left a message congratulating us on the best chips he had ever tasted. Miss Mace was trained in Leeds by the National Federation of Fish Friers and held staff training sessions with the chairman of the local federation.

    She said: It s all been designed to help us to achieve our goal of providing the very best fish and chips. We try to put a special fish of the month on, and this month s is turning out to be very popular with many customers trying different types of fish and loving it. We have supported a local quiz and chip night and we are now actively seeking to sponsor a local youth football team.

    We have listened to the community and arranged a pensioners special meal on Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtimes, which is going down really well. Have you got a good business story to tell? Call reporter David Bale on 01603 772427 or email david.bale2@archant.co.uk The Evening News is supporting loical shops and businesses through our Shop Local for Christmas campaign.

    Shop Local for Christmas has a dedicated Facebook page. On the webpage you can post your own comments about why our local traders are so important to our communities. You can also find out more about Shop Local and how you could be in with a chance of winning 1,000.

    So don t delay log on to www.facebook.com/shoplocalnorfolk and we can all help give our local businesses a great Christmas this year.

    References ^ David Bale (www.eveningnews24.co.uk)

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  • Drama group to follow Yellow Brick Road with Rackheath play ... Laura Dignum as Dorothy and Marley as Toto Dominic Bareham dominic.bareham2@archant.co.uk Sunday, January 19, 2014 8:24 PM The Rackheath Players will be following the Yellow Brick Road when they perform the Wizard of Oz at Rackheath Village Hall at the end of February.

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  • Driver killed after Rackheath car crash The car hit a wall by the Green Man pub at Rackheath. Photo: Steve Adams Lucy Wright 1 Friday, May 3, 2013 2:34 PM A man has died following a crash in Rackheath this morning. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on Wroxham Road in Rackheath. At around 4.15am this morning, a blue Citroen Saxo travelling towards Wroxham left the road and went into wasteland near the Green Man pub. The male driver died at the scene.

    Emergency services responded after being alerted to the car at midday. The road was closed until 4pm whilst a collision investigation got underway. Officers want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have seen the Citroen in the area beforehand.

    Contact Sgt Matthew Price at Acle Roads Policing on 101.

    References ^ Lucy Wright (www.eveningnews24.co.uk)

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  • East Norfolk Electoral Register 1840 etc. The East Norfolk Electoral Register and other registers have recently been made available online. The Original Record 1 has put the following registers online: 1072-1241 Early Charters of St Paul s Cathedral The Liber A or Pilosus of St Paul s Cathedral, London was initiated in 1241 as an attempt at copying all the charters, chirographs and other diverse writings found in the treasury of the church; after that original project was abandoned, the codex came to be used as a general register or cartulary. The first portion was edited for the Royal Historical Society by Marion Gibbs and printed in 1939.

    Where the original charters also survived, or a better text was found in Liber L, she used these superior sources. Liber A never became a complete register of the cathedral s charters; nor are the charters it contains necessarily the most important, nor were they grouped chronologically or geographically. The text remains as a record of part of the great landed wealth of the church in London and nearby.

    The persons that appear are the grantors, justices, those named in the descriptions of property, and the witnesses. The charters extend back well before the Conquest, but the first surnames or cognomens do not appear until about 1072. Many of the items are undated, but the editor was able to suggest dates or periods on the basis of the witness lists or the place of a charter in a series creating a title to particular property.

    There are a few items later than 1241 interpolated in later hands and noticed in the text, but the bulk of the charters are from the late 12th and early 13th centuries.

    1840 East Norfolk Electoral Register The register of electors entitled to vote in any parliamentary election for East Norfolk between 1 November 1840 and 1 November 1841 lists 8,556 freeholders arranged by hundred, and within hundred by parish or township etc. In the first column, after number within the register, the elector s name is given (surname first); the second column gives place of abode; the third column the nature of qualification (such as owner and occupier ); and the fourth column the address of the qualifying property, in some cases with the name of the tenant or occupier. The Original Record has indexed this separately by parish or township and by freeholders and tenants etc.

    The register covers: Acle, Alborough, Alburgh, Alby, Aldeby, Alderford, Alfington, Antingham, Arminghall, Ashby, Ashby-with-Oby, Ashmanhaugh, Ashwellthorpe, Aslacton, Attlebridge, Aylmerton, Aylsham, Baconsthorpe, Bacton, Banningham, Barford, Barnham Broom, Barningham Norwood, Barningham Winter, Barton Turf, Bawburgh, Bawdeswell, Bedingham, Beeston Regis, Beeston St Andrew, Beeston St Lawrence, Beighton, Belaugh, Bessingham, Billingford (Earsham hundred), Billingford (Eynsford hundred), Billockby, Bintry, Bixley, Blickling, Blofield, Booton, Bowthorpe, Bracon Ash, Bradeston, Bradfield, Bramerton, Brampton, Brandiston, Brandon Parva, Brassingham, Brockdish, Brooke, Broome, Brumstead, Brundall, Buckenham, Bunwell, Burgh Apton, Burgh St Margaret, Burgh St Mary, Burgh St Peter, Burlingham St Andrew, Burlingham St Edmund (South Burlingham), Burlingham St Peter (North Burlingham), Burston, Buxton, Bylaugh, Caister(-on-Sea), Caister St Edmund, Calthorpe, Cantley, Carleton Forehoe, Carleton-Rode, Carleton St Peter, Catfield, Catton, Cawston, Chedgrave, Claxton, Clippesby, Colby, Colney, Coltishall, Colton, Corpusty, Costessey, Coston, Cringleford, Cromer, Crostwight, Crownthorpe, Denton, Deopham, Dickleburgh with Langmere, Dilham, Diss, Ditchingham, Drayton, Dunston, Earsham, East Beckham, East Carleton, Easton, East Ruston, East Somerton, Edingthorpe, Ellingham, Elsing, Erpingham, Felbrigg, Felmingham, Felthorpe, Fersfield, Filby, Flordon, Forncett St Mary, Forncett St Peter, Foulsham, Foxley, Framingham Earl, Framingham Pigot, Freethorpe, Frettenham, Fritton, Fundenhall, Geldeston, Gillingham All Saints, Gillingham St Mary, Gimingham, Gissing, Great Hautbois, Great Melton (Melton Magna), Great Plumstead, Great Witchingham, Great Yarmouth, Gresham, Guestwick, Guist, Gunton, Hackford (Forehoe hundred), Hackford next Reepham, Haddiscoe, Hainford, Hales, Halvergate, Hanworth, Happisburgh, Hapton, Hardley, Hardwick, Hassingham, Haverland, Hechingham, Hedenham, Hellesdon, Hellington, Hemblington, Hempnall, Hempstead cum Eccles, Hemsby, Hethel, Hethersett, Hevingham, Heydon, Hickling, Hindolveston, Hingham, Holverston, Honing, Honingham, Horning, Horsey, Horsford, Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith, Horstead with Stanninghall, Hoveton St John, Hoveton St Peter, Howe, Ingham, Ingworth, Inwood, Irmingland, Irstead, Itteringham, Keswick, Ketteringham, Kimberley, Kirby Bedon, Kirby Cane, Kirstead, Knapton, Lammas with Little Hautbois, Langley, Lessingham, Limpenhoe, Lingwood, Little Barningham, Little Melton (Melton Parva), Little Plumstead, Little Witchingham, Loddon, Ludham, Lyng, Mannington, Marlingford, Marsham, Martham, Matlask, Mautby, Mendham, Metton, Morley St Botolph, Morley St Peter, Morningthorpe, Morton, Moulton (Depwade hundred), Moulton (Walsham hundred), Mulbarton, Mundham, Mundsley, Neatishead, Needham, Newton Flotman, Northrepps, North Walsham, Norton Subcourse, Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby, Ormesby St Michael, Oulton, Overstrandd, Oxmead, Palling, Paston, Plumstead, Poringland, Postwick, Potter Heigham, Pulham St Mary Magdalene, Pulham St Mary the Virgin, Rackheath, Ranworth with Panxworth, Raveningham, Redenhall with Harleston, Reedham, Reepham with Kerdiston, Repps with Bastwick, Ridlington, Ringland, Rockland St Mary, Rollesby, Roughton, Roydon, Runhall, Runham, Runton, Rushall, Salhouse, Sall, Saxlingham Nethergate, Saxlingham Thorpe, Saxthorpe, Sco Ruston (South Ruston), Scole with Frenze and Thorpe Parva, Scottow, Seething, Shelfanger, Shelton, Sherringham, Shimpling, Shotesham All Saints, Shotesham St Mary & St Martin, Sidestrand, Sisland, Skeyton, Sloley, Smallburgh, Southrepps, South Walsham St Lawrence, South Walsham St Mary, Southwood, Sparham, Spixworth, Sprowston, Stalham, Starston, Stockton, Stoke Holy Cross, Stokesby with Herringby, Stratton St Mary, Stratton St Michael, Stratton Strawless, Strumpshaw, Suffield, Surlingham, Sustead, Sutton, Swafield, Swainsthorpe, Swannington, Swanton Abbott, Swardeston, Tacolneston, Tasburgh, Taverham, Tharston, Thelveton, Themelthorpe, Thorpe (Blofield hundred), Thorpe Abbotts, Thorpe Market, Thorpe next Haddiscoe, Thrigby, Thurgarton, Thurlton, Thurne, Thurning, Thurton, Thwaite (Loddon hundred), Thwaite (South Erpingham hundred), Tibenham, Tivetshall St Margaret, Tivetshall St Mary, Toft Monks, Topcroft, Tottington, Trimingham, Trowse with Newton, Trunch, Tunstall, Tunstead, Twyford, Upton with Fishley, Wacton, Walcott, Waxham, Welborne, West Beckham, Weston, West Somerton, Westwick, Wheatacre All Saints, Whitlingham, Whitwell, Wickhampton, Wicklewood, Wickmere, Winfarthing, Winterton, Witton (Blofield hundred), Witton (Tunstead hundred), Wolterton, Woodbastwick, Wood Dalling, Wood Norton, Woodton, Worstead, Wortwell, Wramplingham, Wreningham, Wroxham, and Wymondham.

    1847-1954 Glenalmond Register Trinity College, Glenalmond, Perthshire, was originally founded as a college at which young men might be trained for the ministry of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and the sons of the laity might be educated and brought up in the faith and tradition of the Church. In 1876 the Theological College was transferred to Edinburgh, Glenalmond remaining as a boys school. This second edition of the school register, edited by G.

    St Quintin, was published in 1955, incorporating the text of the first edition prepared by E. W. Neish.

    The scholars are listed by term of entering the school, and then alphabetically by surname; the details then given are full christian names, date of birth; name of father; any distinctions within the school; and then a career synopsis, with date and place of death where known.

    1892-1902 Metropolitan Police Register of Joiners The London Metropolitan Police Register of Joiners (MEPO 4/336) lists policemen joining the force 1 January 1892 to 23 June 1902 (warrant numbers 77319 to 88811). The register is alphabetical, in so far as the recruits are listed chronologically grouped under first letter of surname. It gives Date of Appointment, Name, Number of Warrant, Cause of Removal from Force (resigned, dismissed, promoted or died), and Date of Removal.

    A final column of Remarks is largely blank, but occasionally gives an alias or a cross-reference to another warrant number.

    1950 Imperial Service Medal The Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood at St James s Palace announced the award by King George VI on 22 December 1950 of the Imperial Service Medal to members of the Home Civil Service; of the Tasmanian Police and Railway Departments; and of the Colonial Service in Barbados and Sierra Leone. The names are arranged alphabetically by surname (in capitals) and christian names, with office or rank in the service.

    1950 Estates of the Deceased: Notices under the Trustee Act Under the Trustee Act 1925 s.

    27, notices were gazetted giving the names of deceased (surname first, in capitals); address, description, and date of death; names, addresses and occupations of persons to whom notices of claims against the estate were to be given, and names (in brackets) of personal representatives; and the date on or before which notices of claim were to be given.

    1950 Naturalised Aliens The Home Office issued a monthly list of aliens to whom Certificates of Naturalisation had been granted by the Secretary of State, and whose oaths of allegiance had been registered. The lists are arranged alphabetically by surname and forename; then give country of origin, profession, address, and date of naturalisation.

    This is the list issued in December 1950 of those naturalised in November 1950. In that month 587 aliens were naturalised, the bulk being from central Europe 249 Poles, 50 Czechoslovaks, 48 Russians, 38 Austrians, 20 Italians, and 18 Hungarians. Like this: Like Loading...

    Related References ^ Original Record (www.theoriginalrecord.com)

  • Eight crews tackle Rackheath building blaze Eight crews have been tackling a blaze in Rackheath David Bale 1 Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:54 PM Eight fire crews were called to put out a blaze at a commercial building in Rackheath, near Norwich today. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Crews were called to Classic Car Restorations in Newman Road at about 2.15pm today.

    The fire was under control by just after 3.30pm and the last fire crew left the scene at about 5.15pm today. The Classic Car Restorations website says the company is a family-run business that was established in 1988. It specialises in restoring all makes and marks of classic and collectors cars.

    Did you take any photographs of the blaze?

    Please send them to reporter David Bale at david.bale2@archant.co.uk.

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  • Energy minister Greg Barker praises eco education centre in ... Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker on his visit to Eco And Business Training Centre, Rackheath.

    Pictured with Roger Foulger, vice chairman Broadland District Council and Kevin Scobell of Building Research Establishment, right.

    Photo: Steve Adams Chris Hill 1 Saturday, May 19, 2012 1:37 PM A government minister praised a Norfolk council s visionary approach to promoting eco-conscious house-building after visiting an innovative education centre outside Norwich.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Local authorities pioneer the first eco-towns 20 July 2009 The eco-town programme has captured the imagination of local authorities says Kate Henderson from planning and housing charity, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) Local authority led proposals in Whitehill-Bordon in Hampshire, St Austell (China Clay) in Cornwall, Rackheath in Norfolk and North West Bicester in Oxfordshire have been confirmed in national planning policy as locations for new eco-towns. These eco-developments will pioneer innovative design and low carbon infrastructure for greener living. According to Gordon Brown: "Eco-towns will help to relieve the shortage of affordable homes to rent and buy and to minimise the effects of climate change on a major scale.

    They will provide modern homes with lower energy bills, energy efficient offices and brand new schools, community centres and services." Speaking about the successful sites the Prime Minister added: "I am delighted that Whitehill-Bordon, St Austell, Rackheath and North West Bicester have all been chosen to be pioneers for these new green communities and I hope people will seize the opportunity to be at the forefront of Britain's green revolution." The Eco-town Planning Policy Statement (PPS) sets out the toughest ever sustainability standards for development and lays the foundations for further eco-town schemes to come forward. This charity is immensely proud that the policy advocates TCPA published standards for eco-towns. By sharing best practice and new innovation, eco-towns provide the opportunity to help communities in our existing towns and cities make a more informed and strategic response to climate change and sustainable housing growth.

    Eco-town PPS sets out: the planning process eco-town developers will need to follow the eco-town standards - the standards any eco-town proposal will have to meet, such as providing a minimum amount of 40 per cent green space and 30 per cent of housing being affordable the list of locations currently assessed as having the potential to have an eco-town arrangements for monitoring implementation of the standards, as eco-town schemes are brought forward Alongside the plans for eco-towns, housing minister John Healey announced tougher new energy standards for all new homes from 2016 to be zero carbon and launched a review to combine the government's climate change and renewable energy planning policy statements. Healey said: "Planning is at the heart of delivering our ambitious climate change targets. The scale of the challenge is now clear, as is the imperative to plan and design for a low carbon economy.

    We will therefore review and combine the climate change and renewable energy PPSs, consulting in detail on proposals by the end of 2009." Both the science and solutions that relate to climate change are moving at an unprecedented pace. The current planning policy framework on climate reflects the available thinking in 2007 before the Climate Change Act it also pre-dates the UK's commitment to producing 15 per cent of total energy from renewables by 2020 and the challenging legally-binding 'carbon budgets', which require a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 34 per cent by 2020 and at least 80 per cent by 2050. Given the scale of the climate change challenge and the shift in acceptance that will be required to meet our renewable energy targets the TCPA believe that there is a clear need for updated national policy.

    This policy should reflect the latest climate science and provide clearer specific guidance as to the weight to be given to climate change in planning. This will demand action from local authorities and their planners at the regional, sub-regional and city scales as well as at the community and neighbourhood scale where some of the greatest opportunities exist. That is why the TCPA are working in partnership with Friends of the Earth and a range of cross sector coalition partners to call for a new planning policy statement on climate change to help ensure that local authorities play their part in tackling climate change and that renewable energy targets are met.

    The government's commitment, both in the Renewable Energy Strategy (published on 15 July) and the announcements by the housing minister (16 July) to consult on a new combined climate change PPS by the end of 2009 are a clear indication that the government is listening to this important coalition and it is a powerful foundation for our future work.

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  • Family raises police concerns after Rackheath man was run over in ... The family of a Rackheath man with mental health issues has raised concerns over police procedures after he died following a road accident having been left to find his own way home. Source: http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/family_raises_police_concerns_after_rackheath_man_was_run_over_in_norwich_when_officer_dropped_him_off_at_a_bus_stop_1_3715133 1 Other posts from this source: Norwich Evening News - News Latest 2 This entry was posted on August 6, 2014 at 08:17 and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 3 feed.

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  • Fascinating Eco-Friendly and Energy Efficient Homes In recent weeks we have been looking at lots of different inspirational homes, some have been a bit bizarre, others have been secret paradises, but all have been loved by their owners. This blog is looking at homes that have 2 aims in life; to be energy efficient and look incredible. Take a look at the following houses and leave us a comment telling us which is your favourite.

    Floating homes We start with a blog that was posted recently called Floating Homes 1 . The river Thames will have an energy efficient house built 10m away from the waters edge, combating the threat of flooding and the dependency on energy companies. This intelligently built home floats within its docking should a flood occur, preventing any damage.

    It s a highly insulated building with low energy usage, built with full length energy efficient windows on the south facing side of the house, harnessing light and heat from the sun, reducing the need to turn on the heating. Energy efficient windows 2 are one of the top materials to use in an eco-friendly home and I think they will continue to be developed as part of the future in green housing, pushing the world into a cleaner, more energy independent place to live. I love this house purely because of its ability to adapt to its surroundings.

    It will subtly sit on the waters edge with some lovely views out of the large living area. The fact that it will be energy efficient is a bonus and when it is built, whoever owns this will be a very lucky person. Image sourced blog.findaproperty.com 3 LichtAktiv House This house was built in Hamburg in the 1950 s, but it has been modernised and extended to create an energy efficient house.

    Combining photovoltaic s, solar thermal energy and an air-water-heat pump, the house is a self-sufficient beast, independent of external energy. This design was created by Katharina Fey, a student at the Technical University in Darmstadt, who entered the Velux Model Home 2020 competition. Utilising the sun is one of the most efficient methods of powering and heating your home.

    Using roof windows the house harnesses the solar gain during the winter months reducing your heating use and giving you a comfortable climate to relax in. During the summer, this is countered with automated blinds, shutters and awnings, which close at certain times of the day, reducing the solar gain. However, these automated shutters reopen again when it is darker to allow passive solar heat in, and cloSE again at dusk retaining the heat within.

    This is definitely a smart house as the shutters and blinds are not just automated by light, but also by CO2 concentration and the level of humidity in the house. A solar powered control system will automatically open and close the windows to maintain a comfortable environment to live in. Rainwater is also collected and supplied to the toilet and washing machine to save as much water as possible.

    This 1950 s home is not just about saving energy as it has been transformed from a dated house, into a modern, spacious and luxurious house that anyone would be proud to live in. The stand-alone-verandah 4 on the side of the house, which is doubling as a garage, looks sublime attached to the simplistic white house and next to a little vegetable plot. This is the perfect house for people who love to live off the land, taking advantage of the large garden area to grow enough crops to feed their family, living in this self-sufficient home.

    Image sourced www.stylepark.com 5 The Pearl I guess this type of house gets its name from its shell-like outer design and the house within is the pearl. This house is simply divine! I LOVE this house for its astonishingly good looks and for its complex, scientific design.

    It was designed by David Fanchon to harness the Sun s warmth and light, built to follow the Sun s daily and year-round course. The front of The Pearl is full length glass, both upstairs and downstairs, allowing light to seep in and warmth to aerate throughout the rooms. However, its ingenious design means that during the winter the Sun s benefits are harvested, but during the summer, the heat is restricted by the shape of the house and the retractable solar panels across the roof, which shades the rooms during the hottest part of the day.

    It s also is equipped to battle heat with its white steel roof. The unusual design allows this home to be heated naturally, therefore resulting in less need to turn on the heating, making it much more energy efficient. However, the benefits of this house are not finished there.

    The shape of the house acts like a cocoon, the wooden arches, which are sourced from a sustainable wood, means the house is very durable and structurally sound, with the ability to survive high winds and earthquakes. It is built with 12 inch thick compressed straw walls and has a highly insulated roof, retaining heat within this home, reducing the annual heating bills. Put these structural capabilities with its sleek looks, the 180 panoramic views, the beautiful wooden decking around a crystal clear pool that overlooks the sea and you have one of the most lavish houses on the market.

    Images sourced www.solaleya.com 6 Eco-Community, Rackheath, Norwich We can all dream of living in houses like The Pearl , but we cannot all necessarily afford it. With energy efficiency playing a huge part in building plans, and the governments continued effort to reduce Britain s carbon footprint, it should be no surprise to see Eco-Communities popping up. One such community was recently built in Rackheath, Norwich, aimed to be used as an example for future residential schemes.

    12 schemes have been proposed and built, but Rackheath is the only site to be granted Grade A status by the Government, recognising the suitability to accommodate sustainable development. My friend happens to live in one of these self-supporting communities in a spacious 2 bedroom flat. His flat boast solar panels, efficient water utilities, good public transport links and a economical waste management system, all in the heart of a bustling community out in the countryside.

    The 4,000 new homes may not be as stunning as the other homes or as architecturally exciting, but they are affordable, cheaper to run and in perfect reach of local services and amenities. If you are first time buyers or a growing family, these homes would be an ideal blank canvass for you to start a new phase of your life journey. So, this is our small collection of eco-friendly homes, all striving to do their bit in the fight against carbon.

    What do you think about these homes? Do you live in an eco-home? If you do we would love to hear your views, whether you would like to live in one or if you like the eco-home you live in.

    Simply leave a comment in the panel below.

    References ^ Floating Homes (www.anglianhome.co.uk) ^ Energy efficient windows (www.anglianhome.co.uk) ^ blog.findaproperty.com (blog.findaproperty.com) ^ stand-alone-verandah (www.anglianhome.co.uk) ^ www.stylepark.com (www.stylepark.com) ^ www.solaleya.com (www.solaleya.com)

  • Father and son determined to carry on classic car business after fire ... Father and son Roy and Graham Hume who had a lucky escape when none of the cars they were restoring at their Rackheath business damaged in the fire that destroyed their spray shop.
  • Filtering and lane splitting: Is it safe and legal to filter on a ... Biker Jack 1 | 5th January 2016 Filtering, also known as lane splitting, is legal in the UK. It gets you through congested traffic a lot faster than hanging about in queues of vehicles, but carries a greater element of risk (although, that said, filtering takes away the risk of getting rear-ended by an inattentive fool of a car driver). But you have to weigh it up.

    And if you do do it you need to keep full concentration and not go too fast in case you have to stop suddenly. If the traffic is moving fairly swiftly and you filter it could be seen as dangerous overtaking. But if vehicles are moving slowly, say 20mph, and in fits are starts, then it s fine to filter.

    To keep your filtering above board legally, you need to make sure you aren t putting other road users in danger, not forcing them to change speed or direction, and generally not disrupting traffic flow. And obviously don t filter in a no-overtaking zone with a solid white line or when approaching a zig-zagged crossing. If you re planning to filter on a motorway or dual carriageway, it is wise to take very great care if traffic is at a standstill somebody might decide to whip open their door and get out to stretch their legs or to see what s going on.

    It s also worth remembering there is no legal requirement to filter on a motorcycle. You don t have to do it, and it isn t part of the bike test. Filtering gets you where you re going quicker and keeps at least some of the traffic flowing (as in your bike or other motorcyclists filtering).

    But if you not in a hurry and don t fancy it, don t do it. I m personally not that big on filtering. Mostly you won t get a problem with car drivers.

    But some don t like filtering and might try and block your path. They re known as scumbags and some think filtering is illegal, probably because they ve never read the Highway Code . most likely they can t read.

    Don t get upset about it. Just remember they are a lower form of life and ignore them. Of course, it could be that they haven t actually seen you, though but let s not start being charitable about car drivers .

    Oh, one thing to remember if you happen to be travelling abroad filtering is illegal in many countries. In the US, for example, only a few states allow it. Now I m not a fan of the police (and they re even less a fan of me), but the video below shows a UK motorcycle cop filtering.

    And to be fair, he does a good job of it. But at one point, around the 4:30 mark, he filters over a no-overtaking solid white line. He s actually not really breaking the law, though arguably he s close to being a naughty boy.

    You can overtake on a solid white line, but the obstacle you re passing shouldn t be travelling over 10mph. And mostly the vehicles he s passing aren t doing more than 10mph, but they do speed up at one point, so technically he s close to dangerous undertaking. But that s just my opinion based on the Highway Code I m not an expert on law.

    Of course, unlike the rest of us, he can do what he wants if he s on a blue-light call but in this case he isn t. But whether I like the cops or not, I have to concede that motorcycle police are damn good riders Anyway, watch the video, it s very instructive. Like this: Like Loading...

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  • Findmypast weekly update adds Norfolk Parish Registers and more Look at the huge list of parishes in Findmypast's new browse collection of Norfolk parish records and you'll see there's a bonus, quite a few parishes from East Suffolk. There are more than 5,300 pages of baptism, marriage, bans registers and burial records from Church of England parishes. Acle, Alburgh, Aldborough, Alderford, Anmer, Arminghall, Ashby (Suffolk), Ashby St Mary, Ashill, Ashmanhaugh, Attleborough, Attlebridge, Aylmerton, Aylsham, Baconsthorpe, Bagthorpe, Bale Alias Bathley, Banningham, Barford, Barmer, Barney, Barnham Broom, With Bickerston, Kimberley & Carleton Forehoe, Barningham Town Alias Winter, Barton Turf, Bawburgh, Bawdeswell, Bedingham, Beeston Next Mileham, Beeston Regis, Beeston St Lawrence, Beetley, Beighton With Moulton, Belaugh, Bergh Apton, Bessingham, Besthorpe, Bexwell, Billingford With Thorpe Parva (Near Diss), Binham, Bintry, Bittering Parva, Blakeney, Blickling, Blo Norton, Blofield, Blundeston With Flixton, Bodham, Bodney, Bradwell, Bramerton, Brampton, Brandiston, Brandon Parva, Bressingham, Brettenham, Bridgham With Roudham, Briningham & Briningham Benefice, Brinton, Brisley, Briston, Brockdish, Brooke, Broome, Brunstead, Burgh Castle, Burgh Next Aylsham, Burgh Parva, Burlingham St Andrew, Burlingham St Peter, Burnham Norton, Burnham Overy, Burnham Sutton & Burnham Ulph, Burnham Thorpe, Burnham Westgate, Burston, Buxton, Bylaugh, Bylaugh & Foxley, Caister By Yarmouth, Caistor St Edmund With Markshall, Cantley, Carbrooke, Carleton Forehoe With Crownthorpe, Carleton St Peter, Carlton Colville, Castle Acre, Catfield, Cawston, Claxton, Cley Next The Sea, Cockley Cley, Cockthorpe, Colby, Colkirk With Oxwick, Colney, Coltishall, Colton, Congham, Corton, Costessey, Coston, Cranwich With Didlington & Colveston, Cranworth With Letton, Crimplesham, Cringleford, Cromer, Crostwick, Crostwight, Crownthorpe, Denton, Denver, Deopham With Hackford, Dersingham, Dickleburgh With Langmere, Didlington With Colveston, Dilham, Diss, Ditchingham, Docking, Downham Market With Bexwell, Drayton, Dunton With Doughton, Earlham St Mary & Earlham With Bowthorpe, Earsham, East Barsham, East Beckham With West Beckham, East Bilney, East Bradenham, East Carleton, East Dereham, East Harling, East Lexham, East Raynham, East Rudham, East Ruston, East 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  • Finland: Anti-immigrant Soldiers of Odin ain't done no harm, but the ... In Finland, no clashes have been reported between the Soldiers of Odin patrols and immigrants but police said they are keeping a close eye on the group Reuters.com 1 I like Odin myself especially him grabbing those runes while hung on the world tree Anyway, these Soldiers of Odin 2 are patrolling streets in temperatures of minus 22F and apparently haven t caused harm. Yet the cops say: In Finland, no clashes have been reported between the Soldiers of Odin patrols and immigrants but police said they are keeping a close eye on the group. It would help if cops kept an eye on Islamic migrants with bombs and intention to rape And politicians seem to like Allah and Mohammed and crew a lot better than Odin, which seems a bit much to me.

    But it s like those bikers in Waco, Texas 3 clearly the cops dislike motorcycle clubs a lot more than they do terrorists with bombs (and the Waco bullets could well have been police bullets). So put Odin and motorcycles together and they ll aim nukes at you yet all you re doing is changing your oil and lubing your chain, and maybe communing with Odin and Thor at the same time. But it s that thing about freedom you don t get applauded for being free, you get harassed or killed.

    And as a little irony: I went to a nice little church primary school in a village in the home counties, outside London. The headmaster had been in WW2 fighting Japan and he was big into folklore but also did a lot with the local church. But he taught the Odin stories and mythos with a real fervour and enthusiasm because I guess he loved Britain and Northern Europe, and was inspired by the old gods and myths.

    Nowadays, though, imagine primary schools even mentioning Odin they d be closed down.

    But the kids have to be taught about Allah and co in truth, Britain s schools push socialist propaganda due to the government being socialist in all but name and of course teachers and public sector workers are socialist lackeys because it s in their interests to be few want to be free because that demands self-reliance, which takes a fair degree of effort.

    References ^ In Finland, no clashes have been reported between the Soldiers of Odin patrols and immigrants but police said they are keeping a close eye on the group Reuters.com (www.reuters.com) ^ Soldiers of Odin (www.facebook.com) ^ bikers in Waco, Texas (theconservativetreehouse.com)

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  • Fire rips through Norwich Industrial Estate A huge fire which tore through a paper recycling plant on the Rackheath industrial estate is not being treated as suspicious. The fire broke out at around 8.40am on Wednesday 29th February, and firefighters were still at the scene on Thursday.

    60 firefighters and 13 crews tackled the blaze. The fire caused serious structural damage to building which, at the time of the fire is thought to have contained around 200 tonnes of paper.

    A spokesperson for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said: Station manager Phil Berry, who is carrying out the investigation, has been gathering information from the owners, occupiers and witnesses.The fire-fighting operation continues so he is still talking to various people. The fire is not being treated as suspicious and the investigation will continue. A spokesman for PHS Datashred, which manages the site, said: The fire brigade has been successful in containing the fire, and there is no risk of re-ignition or harm to the public.

    We are very grateful for their help in dealing with it. We have been careful to support PHS Datashred s staff during this time. All staff are being relocated to suitable business accommodation nearby.

    We have also contacted our customers with notice of the robust contingency plan in place, which has been implemented to ensure the continuity and confidentiality of the services we provide them.

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  • Flowers laid for motorist killed in Rackheath crash The car hit a wall by the Green Man pub at Rackheath. Photo: Steve Adams Tom Bristow 1 Saturday, May 4, 2013 11:36 AM Flowers have been laid at the side of a road where a driver died yesterday. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

    The man was killed in a crash at 4.15am when his blue Citroen Saxo left the A1151 Wroxham Road near Rackheath and hit a wall by the Green Man pub. The car ended up in wasteland on the other side of a wall by the pub and could not be seen from the road. It was not until shortly before midday that the body was found and the police called.

    Geraldine and Richard Allen, who live one house down from the now empty pub, said they were woken up at 4.15am by a noise outside. Mr Allen, 56, said: I heard a rattling noise and then there was a thump. You could tell that it (the car) was travelling from Norwich towards Wroxham.

    A few seconds later Mr Allen said he heard two more cars go by so he believed nothing had happened. But at 10.30am, after returning from walking his dog, there was a message on his answer machine from his elderly neighbour who said her wall which backs onto the pub had been damaged and a car had been abandoned outside. Mr and Mrs Allen went to investigate.

    Mrs Allen said, 55, said: Nobody would have seen it (the car). It was so far back into the hedge. The couple thought the car had been dumped until they discovered the body inside.

    Mr Allen said: The car looked like it had been rolled. It was a complete mess. The front bumper was in the hedge.

    They called 999 and the police and ambulance service arrived shortly after midday. Police closed the road until 4pm while they carried out an investigation which included a police helicopter and police dogs. It is the third fatal crash on that stretch of road in five years.

    Matthew Jones, 24, died when his car crashed into a garden wall near the Green Man pub in April 2009 as he was on his way to work. In September 2008 a 19-year-old, also called Matthew Jones, died in a car crash on the Wroxham Road. Officers want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have seen the Citroen in the area beforehand.

    Contact Sgt Matthew Price at Acle Roads Policing on 101. Would you like to pay tribute to the man who died? Contact reporter Tom Bristow on 01603772313 or email tom.bristow@archant.co.uk.

    References ^ Tom Bristow (www.eveningnews24.co.uk)

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  • Getting crafty with hessian Hessian was invented to be the most practical of fabrics, so when you picture sacks 1 , upholstery webbing or sandbags 2 , it s hardly a glamorous textile. However, recently decorators, set-dressers and crafters have all been telling us the same thing: hessian 3 is the ultimate vintage material. Forties style for events and sets If you ve ever been to an event like the North Norfolk Railway s fantastic 1940s weekend 4 then you ll have undoubtedly seen some hessian 5 helping set the scene, from sandbags in doorways to sacks for good old-fashioned farm fresh produce.

    As a natural and durable fabric, it was also used by the armed forces for camouflage for anything from tanks to tin helmets. Set-dressers and vintage enthusiasts alike now use it to recreate this period, before plastics and polythenes took over. A versatile crafting fabric With the idea of make do and mend and digging for victory being so wholeheartedly embraced in the 21st century, it s no wonder that hessian has become part of the popular vintage style.

    Sites like Pinterest 6 offer thousands of ideas for craft projects using hessian, from shabby chic home accessories to beautiful wedding decorations. It s tough enough to be used for upholstery, perfect for crafts like rag-rugging and embroidery, and also fits perfectly with neutral and natural decor schemes. Here in the Jones & Cane office, we ve decided to give this hessian wreath project 7 a go whether you see photos of the finished product here on the blog will depend on our creative skills!

    Hessian can be made surprisingly pretty. Country-style wedding decor Another area that seems to have embraced using jute or hessian cloth is wedding planning 8 there s no end to the ideas online, from table runners to bags for favours to bunting to floral displays. If your wedding s outdoors, in a barn, or just has a vintage theme, there s so much that can be done with a bit of hessian and some imagination.

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  • God's Acre: Tombs It s the Diamond jubilee weekend in the UK and its difficult to avoid Royalty and the Royal family. This blog isn t interested in Monarchy as such although we do learn about burials and tombs from the experience of historical personalities. It may seem strange to consider the death and burial of His Majesty George VI at a time of national celebration although this juxtaposition is not a surprise.

    After all, we live in a culture where the Resurrection is celebrated after a time of reflective mourning and Easter is part of the teachings of the Established Church. The tombs of the famous and infamous still feature in our lives for positive and negative reasons. We can also compare and contrast a life of service evidenced by His Majesty George VI and the sometimes dubious ministry of senior clergy.

    Despite claiming for themselves piety and religious honour clergy around the world have recently come in for criticism for demonstrating venal lives far from the example of duty evidenced in the life of George VI. In modern times, even the tombs of senior clergy are considered capable of being used for illegal purposes. Mechelen Cathedral in Belgium experienced the unusual situation whereby the tombs of two Cardinals ( Suenens 1 and Van Roey 2 ) were pierced and a camera inserted to see whether there were any hidden documents relating to the Roman Catholic Churches abuse of vulnerable children.

    The issue of paedophile priests has become such a pressing issue that even the tombs of Cardinals are searched. Eternity and the meaning of eternity is something to be considered and reflected upon as the inscrutable power of the Church is continuously peeled away to reveal what was once the uncomfortable secret of institutional abuse. How far have the clergy strayed from their pathway.

    As we consider Royal tombs, we also reflect upon Dealings with the Dead- 1852 and how the Sexton views the idea of tombs from an historical perspective. The Sexton who wrote the book is clearly not in favour of burials in Churches and he dislikes the building of tombs in Churchyards, especially in urban areas close to populations. In the 19 th century we witness a common sense connection between odour and miasma theory or the association of stench with disease.

    Tombs are bad news. Thomas Matthews All Saints - Newton by Castleacre Godric Godricson For the sexton, writing in 1852, the best way of disposing of a body was to lay it in the Earth where the soil would deal with the stench of decomposition and leave the environment safe. The option of tombs was not to be endured as they were associated with disease.

    The association between stench, disease and the tomb is clear and strong and the book leaves room for no other message. Despite the words of the Sexton, we experience an affinity between Royalty and tombs. The British have the necropolis of Westminster Abbey and France had Saint Denis in Paris .

    The Belgian Royal family have the Royal Crypt situated in the church of Notre-Dame de Laeken etc etc etc. There is clearly something going on in this association of burials and Royalty and it isn t anything to do with health and hygiene. We have already looked at the association of burials in the Christian context.

    The cult of death and tombs very much fit into the Christian death cult. Tombs are the world of the dead where sad dirges can be sung and where a death focused religion can have its dark places away from the sun. The mouldy drapes can hang around the coffin and priests can wade through the human dust in another service.

    The cult of the dead strengthened the message that the closer the body then so much the better and the Royal tombs of Europe are paradoxically close to the people whilst also being separated from the people. The tomb under the Church floor and in front of the altar means that the personality of the deceased is always there as a reminder to the living and the dead live forever in the memory and popular conception. Too strong a message?

    well, that could be true although a secondary theme in this posting is a sort of ancestor worship. We witness a sort of ancestor worship with the Stracey family at Rackheath where the family used the parish Church a sort of genealogical chart for some generations before they finally left the areas and ceased to be associated with Rackheath. Henry Hardinge Denne Stracey All Saints - Rackheath Godric Godricson The parish Church at Rackheath was gradually turned into a funerary chapel.

    For Royalty, the theme of ancestor worship is so much stronger and rather than a family genealogy we are dealing with the governance of a nation. The illustrious dead form part of national history and Kings and princes are there as markers in time and through the passing of time. Ancestors become part of a cultic centre where the monuments record the earlier generation and claim the future both in blood and art.

    The monuments feature as a marker of the place of burial and mark the passing of time. So much more for Royalty than for the local land owning family. Whilst all rich families could own land and perpetuate a dynasty of sorts; the problem with tombs is that they can be opened both for the addition of new bodies and for the stealing of others.

    The Sexton tells us of the atrocities that can happen even in New England in the increasingly rational 19 th century and its worse when we consider the fate of Royal tombs. Saxon Kings are buried and exhumed only to be boxed and stored in Winchester cathedral to be thrown around in the time of Cromwell s Republic. The fate of Cromwell is symptomatic of what happens to leaders that fall out of favour.

    We find Cromwell being disinterred and ritually executed before being unceremoniously dumped. James II and VII of England and Scotland was originally buried at the Chapel of St Edmund administered by the English Benedictines at Rue St. Jacques, Paris before being disinterred at the time of the French revolution.

    So much for the holy precincts of the Church which cannot protect the Royal dead from the ravages of time and the changing tides of history. The illustrious Stuart Prince is scattered to the four winds and is nowhere to be found. Later Stuart claimants to the throne found their way to the Vatican for burial although they are now subject to the tender mercies of the Roman Catholic Church.

    I doubt if Royal Stuart tombs will be subject to as much scrutiny as more recent Cardinals. Various Monarchs and Royals have been buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle although even here (and in more modern times) we find that there have been clear outs of the vaults with remains re-interred at Frogmore, so much for eternity in one place. If we have learnt anything from the Saxon Monarchs then it is that eternity is a movable feast rather than a fact.

    The occupants of a tomb hope for immortality although they are at the mercy of the living and the aspirations of the wealthy and sometimes of the nouveau riche. The Sexton admonishes us against reliance on the alleged security of the tomb and against the storage of the dead above ground. It is clear that such practices are never for the majority and only for a small fraction of the population.

    It is also clear that tombs leave the dead open to disrespect and violation. They are no guarantee of eternity or of fidelity. Although this posting has focused on the tomb; the real message of the jubilee weekend is about the celebration of a long reign completed with honour and dignity.

    This blog is also a time to consider the place of ancestry, community memory and monuments to the past.

    This blog is a space where we reflect on the past and we contemplate the meaning of genealogy, burials and funerals.

    References ^ Suenens (en.wikipedia.org) ^ Van Roey (en.wikipedia.org)

  • Gourmet Norfolk food festival essentials in stock Delicious speciality foods from Norfolk Whichever town you visit in Norfolk, you will undoubtedly be able to find something delicious, whether it s oysters in Brancaster or a hunk of Binham Blue in a posh ploughmans. Many of our customers produce delicacies that rival the grub of any region of the UK, and pack them in our wide range of off-the-shelf food packaging products. Local food events This week in particular is a bumper week for food lovers and producers, as not one, but three food festivals are taking place in the county.

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