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  • 2 Bedroom apartment in Paulshof R 649,000 South Africa Gauteng Please contact: Umsha Govender umsha@usaccountants.co.za 1 Property Details 2 bedrooms Floor Area: 63m2 1300 levies + rates Built-in Cupboards Kitchen 1 bathrooms 1 lounges Water Included Balcony Electric Fencing apartment 1 carports Satelite Access Gate Property Description - Sectional title unit - 63 square meters - 2 bedrooms - 1 full bathroom (bath tub and shower) - open plan kitchen leading to lounge - balcony - Trellidor gates for sliding door leading to balcony - Gate for front door - Burglar guards on all window - 24 hour security - very quite and neat environment This is a modern two bedroom apartment situated within a secure upmarket complex. The bedrooms are carpeted, with built-in cupboards while the rest of the apartment is tiled. The bathroom comes with a shower and modern finishes.

    The modern kitchen has substantial built-in cupboards, granite tops, space for a fridge and washing machine and another appliance, plenty surface space, built-in stove and hob and a breakfast nook. The lounge has a sliding door leading out onto a spacious balcony (very private). The unit also comes with a reserved covered parking, conveniently located directly in front of the building & can be viewed from the unit, with plenty of unreserved and visitors parking.

    The building style is urban, contemporary and practical. The apartment is a corner unit in a spacious area of the complex, offering plenty privacy. The complex has beautiful gardens, 24 hr patrolling security, 2 remote-controlled access gates and walls with electric fencing.

    The complex itself is also well situated in one of Jhbs affluent northern suburbs, giving access to all major routes, schools and shopping centres (incl Fourways Mall) and is only approx 8km from Sandton City.

    It is minutes from Monte Casino, William Nicol & Rivonia onramps, Bryanston and Fourways.

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  • 23-year-old dies after car crashed into wall (From The Argus) A 23-year-old man has died after crashing into a wall. Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash in which a man died. At about 11.55pm on Saturday a black Toyota Celica being driven by a 23-year-old man from East Grinstead crashed as it travelled south in Wall Hill Road, Ashurstwood.

    The Toyota left the road and hit a wall and the driver sadly died at the scene. Officers are confident they know who the driver is but the victim has not yet been formally identified. The coroner's office has been informed.

    Sergeant Tony Crisp, of Sussex and Surrey roads policing unit, said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who saw the crash happen or who saw the Toyota being driven in the minutes beforehand. "An investigation has been launched to determine exactly what happened. "If you have any information at all, please contact us." Anyone with information should email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Wroxham or call 101.

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    Finally you ll want the search engines to crawl your website and feature it in relevant search results. You ll need to check your onsite SEO and make sure your website is mobile friendly. This infographic from Pixaal 2 explains the basics and will get you off to a good start.

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  • 5 Family Tickets East Anglian Game & Country Fair The 2015 East Anglian Game & Country Fair will take place on Saturday the 25 th & Sunday the 26 th April, at The Norfolk Showground, Norwich. Iceni Post has teamed up with the East Anglian Game & Country Fair to provide you with the chance to win one of five family tickets. The Five entries drawn out of the hat were from: Beccles x 2, Kings Lynn, Stowmarket, & Great Yarmouth Entry closing date was 31st March 2015 But you still have time to Save Money by Booking in Advance!

    Advance Discounted Ticket Prices Adult 13.00 Children 5-16 Years 5.00 Family (2 Adults & 3 Children 5-16yrs) 36.00 Under 5 s Free A 2 booking fee applies per transaction. (Closing date for advance discounted tickets 20/04/15) If you would like to speak to one of our team about tickets, camping or membership please feel free to call us on 01263 735 828 or email info@ukgamefair.co.uk 1 The East Anglian Game & Country Fair is an annual two day, family event set in glorious parkland at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich. We welcome world class events and attractions to the Norfolk Showground each year. Whether it s watching the main arena or countryside arena displays, seeing the forestry village with cutting and pole climbing competitions, joining in with your dog at the K9 Aqua Dog pool, shopping at the 300 tradestands or relaxing with a glass of bubbly at the members enclosure.

    We hope you will find something for the whole family to enjoy at the show, including your dog. Visit our show events and attractions pages online to view a selection of the fantastic displays on offer at the Game Fair. www.ukgamefair.co.uk 2 See more details about the fair here 3 advert We can promote your business 4 every week on the Iceni Post!

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  • 5 ingredients for the perfect blog post You re growing your business and you know you need to blog, but how do you do it well? The are five basic ingredients to any blog post, get them right and people will read and share your content. B2B websites that regularly update their blog get 67% more leads and 97% more links than their non-blogging competition.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 50 Past Players From The Walks Number 49 Danny Bloomfield Born 28/07/82, as a youngster he had trials with both Luton Town and Colchester United before joining Felixstowe and Walton United. When 18 years old the striker came on as substitute and scored in Norwich City Reserves 4-0 victory over Gillingham on 14th December 2000. He signed for Norwich City in January 2001 on a contract to last until the end of the season.

    He was offered a one year full-time contract on 10th May 2001. After the start of the 2001/02 season he joined Kings Lynn on a months loan in November 2001 and scored on his debut against Grantham. His stay was extended into December before it was decided he would return to Norwich and go out on loan to another Football League side.

    He played again for Norwich Reserves but in March 2002 he was released. He had trial games for Cambridge United, Southend United and Bournemouth and was invited back for pre-season training at the start of the 2002/03 season. He did however start pre-season with Cambridge United before going to train with Bournemouth, then returning to East Anglia to play for Cambridge City against Cambridge United.

    He signed a one year rolling contract with Bournemouth in August 2002. He went on loan to Cambridge City in mid October 2002 and signed permanently for them in November 2002 and stayed until the end of the 2003/04 season. He rejoined King s Lynn on May 16th 2004 signing a two year deal with the then Dr Martens Eastern Division champions.

    There were rumours of a move on a number of occasions until on 2nd January 2006, he was finalising a transfer to Histon for an undisclosed five figure fee believed to be over 5000. This transfer was completed on 2nd February 2006 He transferred to Wivenhoe for a five figure sum in December 2006. He managed to score just once in twelve appearances for Wivenhoe before he returned to King s Lynn in a surprise transfer at the beginning of March 2007 on a two year deal with the Linnets.

    After helping Lynn to the Southern League title, Danny found it hard to break into the Lynn team competing in the Conference South during 2008/9 and on 28th November 2008, he parted company with Lynn by mutual consent and signed for Cambridge City. On 5th March 2009 he left and signed for AFC until the end of the 2009/10 season. Bloomers stayed with the club until 25th January 2010 when he was released and joined Lowestoft Town on a two year contract.

    He played for The Trawlermen against AFC on 16th November 2010. On 23rd December 2010 he was released by mutual consent and signed for Wroxham. On 19th July 2011 he was playing for Needham Market and on 20th he was announced by them as having signed for the 2011/12 season.

    He played throughout the season and on 31st May the club stated he would be remaining for the 2012/13 season. On 16th October 2012 he was announced as becoming player/coach with The Marketmen . Needham announced on 22nd January 2013 that he wanted to prolong his playing career and put coaching on hold, and that a deal had been for him to join Hadleigh United.

    During the last week of March 2013 he left Hadleigh and returned to Needham to coach the academy and playing with them in the club s reserve side. On 25th September 2013 he came on as a substitute in an FA Cup tie for the Bloomfields club. He was still playing with Needham Reserves in April 2014.

    On 25th May 2014 he had left and gone back to his original club Felixstowe and Walton United as Assistant First Team manager, but also with the intention of continuing his playing career. This lasted until 6th February 2015 when he resigned the position. He had suffered a knee injury and had not played as much as he wanted to and wanted to get fit and also concentrate on his business interests.

    However on 24th February he had re-joined AFC to bring some experience to the club s Res/U21 s side. The then Linnets Director of Football Kevin Boon added He has been our number one target for the last six months and we have worked our socks off to get him here. He is quality and it s a massive coup for the club.

    This signing demonstrates we are serious about a crack at the title. Danny undoubtedly could play at a higher level but hopefully that will be with us. . Danny s fond memories of his loan spell at Lynn in 2001/2 was a major factor.

    Danny commented Ever since leaving really I have looked for an opportunity to come back. Once I knew of Lynn s interest that was it. The club is going places, I don t want to be at this level for long and they feel the same way.

    Danny made a fine start to his Linnets career scoring a hat-trick against Team Bath on the opening day of the Southern League 2004/5 season

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    This infographic from Quick Sprout 2 looks at 8 different methods that you can apply to your website, to improve its usability and user experience.

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

    The lecture is free to attend and starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday 3 June, at Fairland Church Centre.

    The event is supported by Rotary Club of Wymondham and Fairland United Reformed Church.

  • A Spa Treat: Relax and be pampered in Barnham Broom's luxury ... Relax and be pampered in Barnham Broom s luxury Spa Leave the world outside and enjoy some wonderful treatments in Barnham Broom s luxury spa. The spa is open to everyone, so whether you live nearby, staying in the hotel or visiting the area, indulge yourself for a few hours of relaxation. The wonderful range of holistic massage and beauty treatments will leave you feeling radiant and refreshed.

    Barnham Broom offer an extensive range of facials, massages, body wraps, hand and nail treatments, tanning and make up applications, as well as some wonderful holistic treatments to soothe body and mind such as Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candles. The team of spa therapists are highly qualified and have years of experience, so you know you re in good hands. Before commencing any treatment they ll talk to you about what you re looking for and they ll tailor their approach to ensure the perfect treatment for you.

    The Spa at Barnham Broom is a sanctuary of peace and relaxation. With five spacious treatment suites, each with their own private shower facilities that are finished to an impeccably high standard. Making sure they provide the best spa treatments also means using the highest quality spa products.

    They ve selected ranges from ESPA, St Tropez, Mii and Jessica to use for all treatments for their unsurpassed luxury and fantastic results. With a range of spa packages available for day and overnight spa breaks, The Spa at Barnham Broom is perfect for a relaxing break, a special occasion or a gift for a loved one. Call The Spa direct on 01603 757545 to book your appointment.

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  • A step back in time on the Whitwell and Reepham Railway By Dana Wiffen Continuing my Norfolk tour I left the Mid-Norfolk Railway and set off for the Whitwell and Reepham Railway. This is another Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway and is the newest of the heritage railways in Norfolk. The old Whitwell station has been repaired and opened as a caf , with a shop and museum also included.

    They have a lot of passing trade as the old track-bed is at the moment used as a cycling, walking and horse trail. Track has been re-layed in what used to be the station's siding and short rides are provided either by their steam engine called Annie or a diesel-shunter engine pulling a brake van. A step back in time Photo: Dana Wiffen There is the potential to expand and re-open the Reepham loop line as well as extending in the other direction and they are rebuilding the demolished signal box hoping to run trains into the station one day.

    The re-layed track and rolling stock Photo: Dana Wiffen The group have bought an old brake van from Wroxham and another diesel engine from Swanage Railway, so with the right support the future looks good for this railway which is worth a visit.

    Diesel shunter and old van on display Photo: Dana Wiffen We were made very welcome and had a great afternoon at this scenic location.

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

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

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  • A tasty new addition at Wroxham Barns A husband and wife team have launched a new gourmet food and drink shop at Wroxham Barns. The Scrummy Pig Produce Shop was officially launched on December 2 as part of the Wroxham Barns Christmas Customer Evening. The Scrummy Pig Produce Shop is run by Mike and Samantha Fish, owners of The Norfolk Sausage Company and Crumberries and Old Spots.

    As well as stocking their own range of sausages, gourmet stuffings and Rubz in Tubz, the shop is has meats, dressings, oils, cheeses, preserves, ales, artisan breads and baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Scrummy Pig will be Every item is hand-selected from a wide range of trusted small-scale suppliers and Mike says: We run our business by doing what feels right. Nobody is more passionate about seasonal produce than us and whilst we use local whenever possible, we always source the best we can buy to offer the freshest, tastiest food.

    We instinctively know when food is first-rate and if we love it we ll support it till the cows come home.

    With Christmas in mind, they also offer bespoke gift boxes and hampers. .

  • A visit from a Police Officer This week we enjoyed a visit from a Police Officer.

    We asked him lots of questions about his role and we even got to sit in his police car.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    This funding is forecast to deliver 9,184 jobs and help attract around 115million of additional funds to coastal areas.

    The Big Lottery Fund is delivering the CCF on behalf of UK Government and the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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

    Open to 16-25 year olds , on Wednesday 22 October 2014 from 4pm 9pm somewhereto_ in association with SYCO Entertainment will co-host workshops and auditions at Access to Music Norwich to help young people develop key industry skills. Top Talent Producers at SYCO Entertainment, are donating their free time and expertise to somewhereto_ as industry mentors (recently hosting workshops during summer of somewhereto_), offering advice and insight to young people pursuing careers in entertainment. Whether their talent is singing, dancing, playing instruments or juggling objects, the day is designed to help young people establish best practices, boost confidence and develop artist evolution.

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  • Active Norfolk: Get in Gear The Tour of Britain is ComingActive Norfolk: Get in Gear The Tour of Britain is Coming Aug 13, 2015 Active Norfolk The Tour of Britain is Coming! & Other News Please click on preview image below to view newsletter in a new window: iceni post advert AAlways wanted to learn a martial art?

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

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

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

    The exhibition is open until the end of April 2016.

    Notes: The Hospital Arts Project at NNUH works on diverse projects with the community, interior design, site specific arts, performances, workshops, exhibitions, events and gardens Is hospital arts charitably funded as a whole? Many of its projects project are funded by grants from organisations and charitable donations.

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

    The show is suitable for ages 10+ and families.

    You can see Alice s Adventures in Wonderland at 2.00pm at Ashill Community Centre on Sunday 20 th December These events are organised in partnership with Creative Arts East with funding by Norfolk County Council and Breckland Council.

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

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  • An English Girl Rambles: MOSAIC MONDAY A while ago we decided to take a look around Williamsburg, and had such a nice time we stayed until the sun went down. I made a couple of mosaics of the Wreaths that Williamsburg is famous for. I will share the larger versions in another post.

    I used this mosaic for my new header also, which I will be keeping until the New Year. ~~~~~~ One day early but I am linking with Mosaic Monday. Thank you for hosting Judith. Judith's meme opens on Monday morning and you can visit other participants here 1 .

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  • Anglia Survey & Design ASD Consultants Engineering Architecture Surveying 16A Bridge Street, Halesworth, Suffolk. IP19 8AQ. Tel. (01986) 872250 Fax. (01986) 872228 Anglia Survey & Design (ASD) was formed in 1994 by partner Chris Ward with ASD Architecture Ltd.

    being created in 2006 by Chris and architect Vince Douglas. The ASD group consists of separate firms working together to offer a range of architectural, surveying and civil engineering services for a diverse range of clients from individual householders to large corporations, all based in Halesworth, Suffolk. Here at ASD we pride ourselves on being able to offer a friendly and personal service whilst maintaining the highest levels of technical expertise.

    All parts of the ASD group are free to act individually but our close partnering arrangement allows us to offer the efficiencies of an integrated service where required. www.asd-consultants.co.uk 1 ASD Engineering ASD Engineering is a trading name for the engineering arm of Anglia Survey & Design (ASD) based in Halesworth, Suffolk. ASD Engineering is able to offer a wide range of engineering services to suit any development, used individually or in combination.The engineering team are experienced in working closely to ensure that multi-disciplinary projects can be delivered efficiently.

    Whether you are looking for some initial advice on a project or need detailed engineering input, ASD can offer the solution you need to realise your aspirations. For more details click here: www.asd-engineering.co.uk 2 ASD Architecture ASD Architecture is an architectural practice that focuses on providing high quality design from inception through to completion with a particular focus on providing the right design solution for our clients needs and aspirations. ASD Architecture are experienced in a wide range of projects from single dwelling extensions to large scale residential development and from education to industry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Appeal after woman assaulted, North Walsham Police are appealing for information after a woman was attacked as she walked home following a night out in North Walsham. It happened in the early hours on Saturday morning (8 November) between 2.05am and 2.15am when the victim, a woman in her 30s, walked on Pound Road. As she entered the alleyway linking Pound Road to Nelson Road the victim was grabbed by the hair from behind, causing her to fall forward and bang her head on fence.

    The victim, who was uninjured, elbowed the suspect who then fled the scene. Investigating officer, PC Kerron Tuttle, said: I would urge people to be mindful of their personal safety while out and about at night. I m keen to hear from anyone who may have information about this incident or noticed anything out of the ordinary in the area around the times stated.

    Witnesses contact PC Tuttle at North Walsham Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Audition call to youngsters for Sheringham Evita Youngsters who love to sing, dance and act on stage are being invited to audition for Evita at the Sheringham Little Theatre. The first audition session for the Easter Youth Production will take place from 10am on Sunday, December 13, and is open to anyone aged eight to 21. Theatre director Debbie Thompson said: This is a wonderful opportunity to take part in one of the greatest stage musicals and to work with our professional director Tracy Loftus and the rest of the team here.

    We are looking for strong singers, dancers and actors from across Norfolk, young people who can commit to rehearsals at the Little Theatre every Sunday from January 10 and then at weekends and during evenings as the production gets closer. The show will run from Saturday, April 2, until Saturday, April 9, at the Sheringham venue. This is a very ambitious show for us to stage within the confines of the Little Theatre but we are extremely excited about it, Debbie adds.

    Despite being such a big musical we are confident it will work well within our intimate space. It will be a full-scale, creative production with some innovative multi-media effects and will be a fantastic show for young people from the area to take part in. Those wishing to audition for Evita should arrive at the Little Theatre in Sheringham at 10am on Sunday, December 13.

    There is no need to call in advance for more information visit www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Refreshments available.

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  • Aylsham Beer Festival opens for business on Friday Aylsham Beer Festival is back this weekend with an extra special event. The 2015 event marks the 10th anniversary of the festival. Paul East, one of the organisers and Round Table member said: This a special year as its our 10th anniversary.

    We would like to thank the public for all their support over the years as without them we could not raise the money for all the worthy charities we support. This year the Round Table will be having a special offer. Paul said: If you come to the beer festival between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, you will get an automatic upgrade on the packages.

    Visit www.aylshamroundtable.co.uk fpr more information or see the poster below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Roll on 2016!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • Aylsham mums deliver cheque to N&N Juliet Waller wanted to do something positive as she watched her five year old daughter Gemma undergo cancer treatment. So she decided to raise money to bring fun and laughter to the children at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. A fantastic family fun day in Aylsham and some generous giving meant she handed over 18,200 to allow Norfolk entertainer Graham Andrew to provide weekly entertainment and fun to young patients on wards and in outpatient clinics for the next two years in the Jenny Lind Children s department.

    I needed something positive to focus on while we went through the blood tests and scans, she explained. Juliet had the idea when her daughter was entertained by a giggle doctor at another hospital. So, she got a few good friends together and they formed Holding Hands With Our Courageous Children and began raising money and talking to sponsors.

    They had hoped to raise 10,000, but with generous donations, other events including Juliet s 72 year old dad, Mike Brackenbury jumping out of a plane and the massively successful fun day in August, they raised 25,000. It surpassed everything we ever dreamed of, said Juliet, We all felt incredibly emotional, the whole day was perfect . All we ever wanted to do was raise enough money to give something back to those who supported us during our hardest times and to help other children and their families whilst they face some of the scariest times of their life.

    We are completely overwhelmed by all the support we received and cannot thank people enough for their generosity. We couldn t be prouder of what we have achieved and what we can now provide to others. The entertainment programme which will have Graham bringing laughter and magic to youngsters is hoped to be the start of a more regular schedule of activities.

    They will be organised by the Hospital Art s co-ordinator Emma Jarvis in conjunction with the play nurses and Emma Dolman the Children s Matron for the Jenny Lind Children s department. The fund raising group have now started to raise more money so they can fund a third year of entertainment for youngsters in hospital. Louise Cook, NNUH fundraising manager said: Thanks to the family of Gemma Waller and the support group the hospital charity will be able to provide fun and enjoyment to some very sick children.

    Left to right: Donna Todd, Steve Nicholls the play specialist, Matron Emma Dolman, entertainer Graham Andrew, Juliet Waller, Anita Burton with Hannah-Lily, Elly Miller and Annabel Hughes. .

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

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

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  • Banbury's History of Drunkards, Murderers and Prudes Banbury s a nice place to be, right? It s full of friendly people, lovely parks, and fun events like the Old Town Parties. Don t be fooled though, Banbury has hosted a millennium of strife, warfare and some horrible, horrible murders.

    and drunk people. Lots of drunk people. The people of Banbury have never hesitated to stand up for themselves, a trait which has had some riotous results.

    There were some medieval moments of communal outrage, but the town seemed to be at its most bad tempered in the 16 th and 17 th centuries. The oddest incident was probably in 1589, where townsfolk (understandably) kicked off when religious Puritans destroyed the town s May Pole in an attempt to prevent the annual May Day celebrations from occurring. May Day celebrations are outrageous (according to stupid Puritans) People did riot about slightly more serious issues; in 1667 townsfolk rioted against the new hearth tax , which taxed people based on how many fireplaces they owned.

    This was actually one of the less dangerous responses to the tax in Oxfordshire; a large portion of Churchill, a village near Chipping Norton, was burnt to the ground when a baker tried to knock through the wall between his oven and a neighbour s chimney to avoid the tax. It was harder to avoid tax in those days you can t really move a fireplace to an offshore bank account. The 19 th century was a tumultuous period too; rioting about food prices reached Banbury in 1800, and locals rioted again in 1820 when the local MP refused to provide funds for the town s traditional local entertainments.

    That s obviously fair enough, but it s a little hard to empathise with the riots of 1826, where Banburians kicked off about local funds being spent on planting trees. Seriously? Planting trees is outrageous (according to stupid Banburians) The final recorded public disturbance in the town was part of the Swing Riots .

    The Swing Riots were caused by the introduction of new agricultural machines, which farm workers believed endangered their traditional livelihoods. In the summer of 1830 labourers started to smash machinery in Kent, and the riots soon spread throughout the country, which included the Neithrop area of Banbury. Things got seriously out of hand, and the 14 th Light Dragoons had to be rushed to the town to reassert order.

    Of course, to start a riot you need enough people willing to kick up a fuss, and as those sitting in judgement at the town s petty courts could attest, there have been plenty of individual troublemakers in Banbury throughout the years. During the 19 th century the courts sat through endless cases involving drunk and disorderly boatmen from the canal, fining and imprisoning them accordingly. Edward Neale s case in 1877 was pretty typical he was fined 11 shillings for being drunk, while another canal worker, Richard Pearman, was sent to prison for seven days.

    Why just a fine for Edward and a week in prison for Richard? Apparently being drunk on Bridge Street was a more heinous crime than being drunk along the canal. Keep that in mind.

    In 1834 a boatman was sentenced to one month s imprisonment and hard labour for the crime of leaving his wife, while in 1873 Mr John Hone was only fined a few shillings, despite being charged with being drunk, riotous and assaulting P.C. Bagnell in the execution of his duty . Sentencing obviously didn t always fit the offence.

    It wasn t all to do with drunkenness, many cases stemmed from straight-up criminality. Mr Thomas Tapin appeared in front of the Judge twice for theft first in November 1873, when he was sentenced to three years penal servitude, and then again in October 1877, after just being released! He was sent down again, this time for seven years, and after that we hear no more of him.

    Presumably he turned over a new leaf? A new leaf As troublesome as Banbury s boatman seemed to have been, Banburians with both feet firmly on land garnered plenty of court time as well. Townspeople are recorded beating each other up after nights out at the pub, setting up illegal fishing nets and letting horses wander unattended into roads and lanes.

    Two men were even taken to court for exposing their persons, using bad language, and bathing by Banbury Bridge. Imagine this, but sexier In April 1869 an interesting case arose, when Police Constable William Puffitt was taken to court for two counts of assault. The court was told that Mr George Edwards (a boatman, obviously) and his friends were making a racket in the High Street late on a Saturday night, and refused to move on when quietly asked by PC Puffitt .

    A scuffle ensued, which ended with the Constable dragging George home by the arm. In court Mr Edwards argued that he had been unjustly assaulted, but the charges were dismissed, with the Bench backing Puffitt and the use of his right fist. That was fair enough, by the sounds of it.

    It s easy to dismiss petty crimes as being well, petty. But murder? That s something else entirely.

    The 1852 murder of Banbury jewellery shop owner John Kalabergo was a pretty big deal, shocking both the residents of the town and the nation at large. Giovanni Kalabergo had come to Banbury forty years previously from Italy, anglicised his name to John and established himself as a well-respected member of the community. His nephew Giovanni, who took to calling himself William, joined his uncle in 1851 after accepting an offer of a job and a place to stay.

    A portrait of John Kalabergo. He looked like a total Don. John turned out to be stricter and more demanding than William had expected, which soon rubbed him the wrong way.

    Rather than just putting up with it, or quitting, he decided on the interesting plan of straight-up murdering him. To be fair, the fact that he was the sole beneficiary in his uncle s will probably had something to do with it too. A portrait of William Kalabergo.

    He looked like a total noob. In January 1852 William bought himself a gun and joined his uncle on a normal work-related trip out of town. William s story told first to the local Catholic priest and then the police was that the two of them were walking down Williamscot Hill, where they were set upon by bandits.

    His uncle apparently resisted and was killed by the men, while William escaped over a steep bank. William s story. Doubt fell on the story almost immediately, when it was discovered that nothing had been taken from the older man s pockets.

    The police confirmed their suspicions after a search of William s belongings, which included blood-stained clothing, as well as: a pistol bag containing powder, six bullets of white metal, one leaden bullet, and seven other types of bullets. It was a crap plan, but at least he brought enough ammo. In court, William was sentenced to death by hanging, and so understandably, he made two (failed) attempts to escape.

    Firstly out of the window of a pub in Wroxham where he was temporarily held, and then from Oxford prison. His subsequent confession and execution were reported on by newspapers across the country, and up to 10,000 people were estimated to have attended his hanging. Oxford Prison, back in the day when everything was black and white The story travelled across the country, and inspired a number of folk ballads.

    One of them is from the perspective of young murderer himself, and begins: In Italy I was bred and born, At Oxford town I must die with scorn; For murdering my uncle as you may see, Has brought me to the gallows tree. Fascinatingly enough, in 1897 there was another Banbury murder that also starred an uncle and his nephew. It s an interesting story, but is a little too stomach-turningly nasty to write about, even for us.

    If you d like to know more, have a read of this 1 . Before you dismiss historical Banbury as just a motley collection of drunkards and murderous families, it is worth noting that for a very long time Banbury had a reputation for being one of the most puritan, morally judgemental places in the country. Puritanism was a form of Christianity that was defined by its boring seriousness; Puritans disapproved of decorating churches, enjoying music or doing anything that could be considered remotely fun.

    Puritanism eventually came to dominate the country for a while after the Civil War, in which time they literally banned Christmas. Ban this sick filth. Banbury was actually enthusiastically boring a long time before the Puritans took over.

    Banbury s widely held puritanical attitudes led playwrights and satirists to poke fun of the town as a community of overly zealous goody-two shoes. Ben Johnson s Bartholomew Fair (1614), features a character named Zeal-of-the-Land Busy, a Puritan from Banbury and baker of Banbury cakes who had stopped making them because he d heard they were being put to pagan uses. Two years later, humourist Richard Braithwait entertained the nation with a ditty about a Banbury man so committed to his faith that he kills his cat.

    In my progress traveling Northward Taking my farewell o th Southward To Banbury came I, O prophane one Where I saw a Puritane one Hanging of his cat on a Monday For killing of a mouse on Sunday Even long after the twilight of Puritan political power, Banbury was known as a centre of religious dissention. As late as 1845, the people of Banbury still sounded like an old man demanding that everyone get off his lawn. In a Letter to the Editor in a local newspaper, a local s complaint about a group of musicians can be summed up thusly: Damned noisy teetotalers!

    Sir, how is it that in your paper we so often see parties fined for being drunk and disorderly but never being disorderly alone. Now Sir, I would ask where are the police? Why do they do not commit this disorderly teetotal rabble who nightly perambulate our streets?

    There are worse types of teetotalers Still, at least the support for unorthodox religious beliefs meant there was something for everyone in the spiritual landscape of Banbury. In the mid- 19 th century, Banbury had become known for its variety of denominations, with twenty-three different churches in the town at the time. As W T Henderson, a Baptist minister of Banbury in 1857 pointed out, We pretty well had them all.

    Indeed, if a man lost his religion, he might well find it in Banbury . Don t make the mistake of thinking that just because the town has a history of rowdiness on the one hand and religious zealotry on the other, that the townspeople didn t know how to enjoy things in life. In the book Britannia ( 1610 ) , Banbury was noted for its cakes (which it still is today) and its cheese (which seems to have been forgotten).

    Banbury cakes are similar to eccles cakes, though Banbury cakes involve puff pastry and eccles cakes shortcrust. The Banbury cake is much older, with origins going back to the 13 th century, when spices and dried fruits were brought back by the crusaders. The Banbury cake as we know it though, has been made in the town since about the mid-16 th century.

    The Crusades were a fair enough price to pay. Walter de la Mare immortalised the cakes as a reward for good behaviour in his poem The Cupboard , the last verse of which states: And when I m very good, my dear, As good as good can be, There s Banbury Cakes, and Lollypops For me, me, me Banbury cheese was a thin but strong cheese made in the area from the 15th to the 18th century. Now mostly forgotten, it was well known enough in its time to be used in Shakespeare s Merry Wives of Windsor as a word meaning thin , with the character of Bardolph referring to Abraham Slender as You Banbury Cheese!

    Abraham Slim. A bonafide Banbury Cheese. Banbury s foodie credentials are obviously still in place; the town is currently home to the largest coffee processing plant in Europe.

    Banbury happens to be in a bit of a strategic hotspot, as it straddles several major transportation links, meaning the town has been a centre of martial activity for a long time. The town s first battle happened over one thousand years ago in the year 913, when Vikings and Anglo Saxons battled it out nearby. It probably looked really, really cool. #justvikingthings Things also got a spicy in 1469 during the Wars of the Roses when the Battle of Edgecote Moor slashed and bashed its way to a climax six miles away from the town.

    Banbury s most important role though was during the English Civil War. The town was a key base of operations for Oliver Cromwell, and it is said that the Globe Room of the Ye Olde Reindeer Inn was actually his command centre for a time. Part of the town s strategic importance came from Banbury castle, owned by the Fiennes family the same family that eventually gave us the actor Ralph, and the explorer Ranulph.

    The head of the family at the time was a man named William Fiennes, a committed enemy of the King even in the years running up to the war. He was so cunning and proficient at outwitting Charles advisors that he earned the nickname, Old Subtlety. William and Ralph Fiennes.

    Can you see a family resemblance? The family obviously threw their weight behind the Parliamentarians during the Civil War, and declared the castle against the King. They tried to fortify it in preparation for a siege, but after the first engagement of the war, the Battle of Edgehill in 1642, King Charles marched to Banbury and quickly captured the castle, along with its supply of 1,500 guns.

    William Fiennes soon besieged the castle himself in an attempt to get it back, but was chased off by a Royalist force, and the castle remained in the hands of the Crown until the end of the war. In 1648 it was demolished to prevent further use, and has since been built on where Castle Street is now. It hasn t completely departed from Banbury life, as some of its stone was used to build some local housing.

    Don t feel too sorry for the Fiennes family. They literally still own the nearby Broughton Castle. The most major conflicts to affect Banbury of course, were the two World Wars.

    When the First World War broke out, several regiments were billeted in the Banbury area, taking advantage again of its excellent transport links, and between 1914 and 1918, Banbury Train Station saw many thousands of troops both travelling to the fighting, and returning from it. The Red Cross turned the station into an enormous rest stop serving refreshments, which included Banbury cakes. It was a pretty major operation; on some days as many of six thousand meals were served.

    Because over 2,000 local men had left to serve in the Armed Forces, many jobs were taken on by local women, which included the National Filling Factory, where bombs were filled with explosives. The factory was immensely important for the war effort, and produced over four million shells during the war. It took a toll on the women who worked there though the chemicals they used stained their skin bright yellow, as well as the skin of any babies they conceived at the time.

    A woman working in Banbury s munitions factory Banbury was pretty lucky in the Second World War; whilst nearby Coventry was bombed to dust, Banbury managed to avoid suffering any major damage. That being said, the town was bombed on two occasions. The first was in September 1940, when two bombs damaged the canal s lock, while the second was a month later when a bomber unexpectedly swooped low across the area, dropping enough bombs to kill six people.

    There are also reports of a German aircraft strafing West Street and Bath Road with machine gun fire near the end of the war, which seems like an awfully unsportsmanlike thing to do. Despite the moments of bomb-based danger, large numbers of evacuees were settled in Banbury. A newspaper report recorded the moment one particular flock arrived: Many of the smaller ones obviously with memories of Sunday school outings fresh in their minds, seemed to expect a glimpse of the sea.

    One youngster, as he was helped down from his carriage, was heard to ask Is this a seaside town, guv nor ? Some evacuees, probably thinking of some more adorably stupid questions They were warmly received; one of the local women waiting at the station for a train of evacuees told a reporter: Our hearts go out to the parents of these children. I know how badly I would suffer if I had to part with my children, and I think it is up to us to make them as happy and comfortable as possible as compensation for all they have to leave behind .

    This hospitality was even offered up to Americans billeted in the area. In November 1943 Major David Moore, a doctor in the US Army, gave a speech at the Banbury Rotary Club and praised the town s reception of the American Troops. Aw, shucks.

    American soldiers having tea with some Oxford students. This warm spirit must have been infectious, as the girls at the Northern Aluminium Company s factory regularly managed to find time for a canteen sing-a-long between shifts. The atmosphere also led to a few surprises; one Christmas time a supervisor was suddenly approached by a factory girl, mistletoe in hand, who gave him a resounding kiss that made him, a married man, blush to high heaven.

    Someone who was there later said, We saw no more of him for quite a long time! See, there s a lot to be learnt from Local History, like how to effectively get rid of your boss. So what is there to conclude from Banbury s history?

    It s hard to say. I mean, the town seems to have been perpetually dominated by either boringly religious fusspots or drunk, foul-mouthed ingrates. I suppose life in this country can often feel a bit safe and dull, so maybe we should celebrate Banbury for the role its polarising extremities have played in pepping things up?

    That s a legacy of which Banbury can be proud. Deborah Menikoff Author s Note: There s a limit to how much history you can cover in one article have a read of my blog if you d like to learn about Banbury s ghosts 2 or the mysteries of the Banbury Cross 3 . To keep up with our various doings, please follow us on Facebook 4 and Twitter 5 .

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Barnham Broom Easter Weekend 25th (25th 28th March 2016) Treat yourself to a luxury 2 night or 3 night break at Barnham Broom this Easter.

    Look what s included: Luxury overnight accommodation 3 course dinner in the award winning Brasserie each night of your stay Full English breakfast 30 minute treatment or a round of golf per person Afternoon tea on the day of departure Complimentary use of The Edge health & fitness club From 199 per person sharing FIND OUT MORE: www.barnham-broom.co.uk/easter-break 1 01603 759393 | enquiry@barnham-broom.co.uk 2 Related References ^ www.barnham-broom.co.uk/easter-break (www.barnham-broom.co.uk) ^ enquiry@barnham-broom.co.uk (icenipost.com)

  • Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo Clubs Winter Seminar Grading ... Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo Clubs Seminar Grading Students from both Beccles and Bungay Taekwondo Clubs recently took part in their annual winter grading/seminar hosted at Bungay High School. A complete range of the belt grades took part, from white belt to black tag, and a few Black belts who joined the seminar. The ages of the students taking part were from 5 upwards, all being tested on the progression of their Taekwondo skills and techniques including: punching, kicking, blocking, patterns, self-defence, sparring and some Korean terminology.

    The senior students also have to do destruction which is the breaking of plastic boards with specific hand and foot techniques. GTUK Examiner Mr Steve King 6th Degree from Wellingborough was very impressed with the standards achieved by both clubs and issued 100% pass rate. Training is now underway for the upcoming Regional and National tournaments in February and April, the next club gradings will be at the end of March.

    Both clubs are always ready to welcome new students of all ages and abilities to come and try this great martial art, ideal for families to take part in, as many parents train alongside their children. Bungay train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and a special class on Wednesday for Bungay High School students. Beccles train on Mondays and Thursdays at the Beccles Sports Centre, but also teach during the Wednesday enrichments sessions at the Beccles Free School.

    For more information visit www.Beccles-Taekwondo.co.uk or www.Bungay-Taekwondo.co.uk 1 2 Always wanted to learn a martial art?

    Then Come and Try Taekwon-do It s never too late, we teach both the young and the not so young TAE foot KWON fist DO way of life Related References ^ www.Beccles-Taekwondo.co.uk (www.Beccles-Taekwondo.co.uk) ^ www.Bungay-Taekwondo.co.uk (www.Bungay-Taekwondo.co.uk)

  • Beccles Christmas Lights Switch On 27th November Join us for the Beccles Christmas Lights Switch On 2015 on Friday 27th November. This event is one of the best in the area, and it s going to be another fantastic year. The fun begins with the lights being switched on at 6pm by the cast from Jack & The Beanstalk, along with The Mayor and Beach Radio.

    Amongst the live entertainment acts on the main stage will be Tom Elgie, The Lowestoft & Beccles Rock Choir with street entertainment provided by the ever popular Suffolk School of Samba plus a few surprises! There is always a great variety of stalls selling festive gifts, crafts, toys and decorations alongside wonderful street food and drink including of course mulled wine! Stocks Funfair will be present with a variety of children s rides and our fantastic range of independent shops, which is our pride and joy, will be open late on the night too.

    There is even live Reindeer and Father Christmas will be taking up his usual residence in the grotto in the Church Tower. The Marmalade Tree Christmas Window Display And as if this isn t enough the popular Beccles Christmas Tree Trail will be launched on the night (running through until Christmas Eve) and Hungate Church will be staging its ever popular three day Christmas Tree Festival. For more information please see our website www.beccleschristmaslights.co.uk 1 advert Always wanted to learn a martial art?

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  • Beccles Farmers Market Beccles Heliport Ellough AirfieldBeccles Farmers Market Beccles Heliport Ellough Airfield Oct 13, 2015 www.BecclesFarmersMarket.co.uk 1 Beccles Farmers Market 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month Our Next Market is on 3rd October 17th October (October is a 5 Saturday month) 7th November (Battle of the Bangers) 21st November 5th December 19th December 23rd December (Xmas market and turkey collection) Beccles Farmers Market have an average of 30 stalls, selling products that include: lamb, beef, pork, game, poultry (including organic) fresh & smoked fish milk, cream, ice-cream, yoghurt, cheese fresh vegetables fresh seasonal fruits bread, cakes, pies, quiches gluten free products chocolate truffles, fudge free range hen eggs pickles, chutneys, jams pates and terrines ales from local breweries plants, herbs local crafts . . .

    Caf & BBQ Ample parking Beccles Heliport Ellough Airfield Beccles Suffolk NR34 7UH Tel: 01502 476240 Related About the author Nigel Bedingfield is the editor of Iceni Post and Director of imajaz limited This site uses cookies, would you like to continue?Yes I'm happy to proceed 🙂 More info please? 2 References ^ www.BecclesFarmersMarket.co.uk (www.becclesfarmersmarket.co.uk) ^ More info please? (icenipost.com)

  • Beccles Public Hall Grand Christmas Draw Draw Tickets, Calendars and Gift Vouchers for sale at the Hall NOW! Beccles Public Hall has launched a Grand Christmas Draw with fabulous prizes to be won in aid of the Hall Restoration Fund. Tickets are 2 from the Hall Box Office and the draw will take place at the Christmas Variety Show on Saturday 19th December.

    Some of the prizes include: First: Belle Coaches Mystery Spring Tour for 2 people, dinner plus B&B with excursion plus admission Second: Christmas Hamper from Morrisons, Beccles Third: Tesco HP Deskjet Printer Fourth: Mark Comish Digital Image of Beccles Public Hall Fifth: Raveningham Centre Afghan Rug Plus many more prizes which have all been donated by local companies and individuals to whom the Public Hall team are very grateful to and appreciative of. After the popularity of a calendar depicting Beccles scenes in aid of Hall funds the other year, the Public Hall team have teamed up with Beccles Camera Club to produce another Beccles Calendar for 2016. They cost 4.50, including a sturdy envelope ideal for Christmas presents for all your friends far and wide.

    Don t forget Public Hall Gift Vouchers for Christmas presents this year for friends and family. They make ideal gifts for those people you know who like to attend shows, films, dances and other events from the interesting programme of events at the Public Hall. Draw tickets, calendars and gift vouchers can all be purchased from the Box Office which is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm.

    Why not pop in and see the new foyer layout at the same time?

    You will be amazed at all the space now available during production intervals pay us a visit soon and see what s been happening at the Hall!!

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  • Beccles Society of Artists Annual Exhibition 2015Beccles Society of Artists Annual Exhibition 2015 Jul 30, 2015 Beccles Society of Artists Beccles Public Hall 1st 7th August 10am to 5pm Saturday 8th August 10am to 3pm FREE ADMISSION advert Always wanted to learn a martial art? Then Come and Try Taekwon-do and Train with British Champions at Beccles Taekwon-do Club! . . . and bring the children, we will teach you all at the same time!

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