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Pie and Mushy Peas: Dereham Town FC 0

Pie and Mushy Peas: Dereham Town FC

Dereham Town 2 Harlow Town 2 – Isthmian League, Division One North Dereham, also known as East Dereham, is a town in Norfolk. It is situated on the A47 road, some 15 miles west of Norwich and 25 miles east of King’s Lynn. The town should not be confused with the Norfolk village of West Dereham, which lies about 25 miles away.

It is believed that Dereham’s name derives from a deer park that existed in the area, although it is known that the town pre-dates the Saxon era. Saint Wihtburh, the youngest daughter of Anna, King of the East Angles, founded a monastery there in the seventh century after seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary. Dereham suffered damage during a Zeppelin air raid during the night of 8 September 1915.

Damaged buildings included the headquarters of the 5th Territorial Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment on the corner of Church Street and Quebec Street . The old Vicarage was used as a Red Cross hospital. Dereham was the home to the “Jentique” furniture factory which made boxes for both instruments and bombs during World War II.

The town was also the home to the Metamec clock factory. The Football club was founded as Dereham F.C. in 1884, spending many of its early years in the Dereham & District League.

In 1891 92 the club reached the final of the Norfolk Senior Cup. By 1910 the club were playing in the Norwich & District League and had been renamed East Dereham. In 1920 they adopted their current name and in 1935 they joined the Norfolk & Suffolk League, which had lost several clubs to the newly established Eastern Counties League.

When the N&SL merged into the Anglian Combination, the club were placed in the Senior B Division. They won at the first attempt and were promoted Premier Division. They were renamed Dereham Hobbies United in 1986 after a local Sunday league team merged into the club.

They were relegated from the Premier Division at the end of the 1988 89 season, but made an immediate return to the Premier Division as Division One champions. In 1991 they returned to the name Dereham Town. In 1997 98 they won the Anglian Combination Premier Division, earning promotion to Division One of the Eastern Counties League, and also won the Don Frost Memorial Cup in the same season.

In 2001 02 the club finished second in Division One, beating Stanway Rovers 1 0 on the final day to overtake them and earn promotion to the Premier Division. The club won the Norfolk Senior Cup in 2006, defeating Norwich United 1 0 and again in 2007 when Wroxham were beaten 1 0. In 2012-13 they won the Eastern Counties League Premier Division, earning promotion to Division One North of the Isthmian League.

It is possible to reach Dereham by public transport. There is a regular direct bus service from Norwich. However, on this occasion I was offered a lift.

The journey from the Cheshunt area taking around to hours via the M11, A11 and A47. This journey was interrupted briefly at Swaffham where we stopped to buy refreshments. Aldiss Park is a neat venue.

Along one side is the impressive clubhouse, changing facilities and turnstile block. On the opposite site is a long covered stand containing two rows of seating. I opted to view the match from near the middle of this stand and enjoyed a good view of the action.

Behind one of the goals is a small covered standing area. The remaining areas of the ground is limited to hard standing. Prior to match, with time to spare, this Pieman availed himself of the clubhouse facilities and was delighted to find real ale on offer.

My choice of Moon G azer Golden from the Norfolk Brewhouse 1 was inspired. This golden ale has a fresh citrus aroma and well-hopped character, with fruit and hop flavours carrying through to the refreshing, crisp, dry finish. I was informed that the club has a regular supply of local ales which is very encouraging for a non-league club and I hope they benefit from the custom that this deserves.

Coming into this match, visitors Harlow Town were on a fantastic run of twelve consecutive league wins. This form had seen them rise to 2 nd place in the table, ten points behind leaders AFC Sudbury, but with two matches in hand. When Harlow took the lead early in the match courtesy of Leon Antoine s towering header, it looked set for an extension of this club record winning run.

However the home side had other ideas and by the interval had established a 2-1 lead. It has to be said that although Dereham were battling hard in this contest, the match referee was having a massive influence with an erratic performance and some inexplicable decisions. The second period saw more of the same and Harlow s frustration was increased when prolific scorer Alex Read missed his second successive penalty.

The game then took an unexpected turn when the pantomime villain was injured and replaced by one of the linesmen. This in turn led to a retired referee in the crowd running the line. Harlow equalised through Craig Pope and had chances to win the match.

Will Viner in goal for Dereham was my man of the match, without his heroics Harlow would most likely have won this match. In the end, considering the events of this match, a draw could be deemed a positive result for Harlow. I enjoyed my visit to Aldiss Park, with the exception of two idiotic women with an enormous blanket, the locals are a friendly welcoming bunch.

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Send a smile with Santa: over 900 donated gifts required 0

Send a smile with Santa: over 900 donated gifts required

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Charity is calling on local people and businesses to donate more than 900 gifts so that every patient at NNUH wakes up to a present from Santa this Christmas. While many people, young and old, will be lucky enough to celebrate at home with their families this year, some will be spending their Christmas Day with the staff at the N&N. To brighten their hospital stay the N&N launching their Send a smile with Santa Christmas Present Appeal with the aim of providing a present to EVERY patient staying on a ward in the hospital on Christmas Day.

Emma McKay, Director of Nursing, said: We do all we can to help as many children and adults as possible spend Christmas at home, but unfortunately at times they are too poorly and it isn t possible. The hospital staff work hard to make Christmas a happy time for patients and families of all faiths, but to make it extra special we would like the public to help by donating gifts. We re determined that our patients do not miss out on the magic of Christmas simply because they are in hospital.

Drop off points for presents on the hospital site include West Outpatients reception, West Inpatients reception, East Inpatients reception, East outpatients reception, The Pod, Caf Pure and the main restaurant. You can also drop presents off at various Natwest branches including: Wymondham, Diss, Cromer, North Walsham, Norwich London Street, Norwich Boundary Road, Norwich St Stephens Street, East Dereham and Great Yarmouth. You can also drop off at Co-operative travel Cromer branch.

Louise Cook NNUH Fundraising Manager commented: Christmas is about giving and we have been amazed at the amount of support shown to other Christmas appeals in previous years. This is the first year we are aiming to provide a present for everyone and would like to see patients of all ages benefit from a bit of Christmas cheer. Some of our patients do not receive any visits on Christmas day so a gift shows that someone cares.

The gifts do not need to be large and can be items such as a small box of chocolates or a scarf from a discount store. All presents need to remain unwrapped so that the hospital can then ensure that presents are personally picked and wrapped for each patient as well as to protect against infection. For more information on the appeal, or to offer a drop off location, please contact Louise Cook on 01603 287107 or email [email protected] 1 .

Please can all presents be dropped off by Friday 11th December 2015 to allow time for wrapping and distribution. Notes: Suggested gifts: 1. Lip balms, hand lotions, foot lotions or other moisturising lotions or hand wipes (either fragrance free or gently fragranced) 2.

Perfumes, bubble bath, make up 3. Slipper socks/ bed socks or normal socks 4. Handkerchiefs 5.

Small picture frames 6. Chocolates, biscuits, sweets, cereal bars, sweets 7. Cordials, herbal, original or flavoured tea-bags 8.

Pens/ pencils, notepads, note lets and cards and puzzle books Unacceptable items include: 1. Homemade food items 2. Recycled gifts 3.

Opened items 4.

Politically sensitive items 5.

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Today in Rock History 0

Today in Rock History

1966 , Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker made their unofficial live debut as Cream at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England. The official unveiling came two nights later at the Sixth Annual Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival.

1966, Bob Dylan suffered a broken neck vertebra when he crashed his Triumph 55 motorbike near his home in Woodstock, New York.

1966, Datebook published Maureen Cleave s interview with John Lennon in which he said We re bigger than Jesus now. American Christians reacted with outrage, organizing bonfires and burning the group s records.

1966, The Grateful Dead played their first ever show outside the US when they appeared in Vancouver.

1967 , The Doors started a three week run at number one on the US singles chart with Light My Fire.

1967 , Pink Floyd played two shows. First, an early show supported by The Void at The Wellington Club, The Dereham Exchange in East Dereham. Then, they appeared at the Love in Festival at Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill in London.

Also on the bill were Eric Burdon & The Animals, Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll & The Treinity, Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Creation, Blossom Trees, Sam Gopal s Dream, and Apostolic Intervention.

1968, Gram Parsons left The Byrds on the eve of a tour of South Africa, refusing to play to segregated audiences.

1968, Rehearsals and the first recording session of The Beatles Hey Jude took place at Abbey Road studios London. Paul was on piano and vocals, George on guitar, John played acoustic guitar, and Ringo was on drums. The McCartney song was written about John Lennon s son Julian.

They would complete the recording at Trident Studios, which had eight-track recording facilities. Abbey Road still was a four-track studio.

1970, The Rolling Stones contract with Decca ends. The band informs manager Allen Klein that neither he nor ABKCO Industries have any authority to negotiate recording contracts on their behalf and begins to consider starting its own label.

1971, The Who appear at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York.

1972, Gilbert O Sullivan started the first four of a six-week run at number one on the singles chart with Alone Again, (Naturally.) It s reign was brieflly interrupted for a week by Brandy from The Looking Glass. O Sullivan s only chart topper was the follow up to Clair, which peaked in the second spot.

1973, Led Zeppelin lost $203,000 in cash when a thief made off with their safe deposit box from two Madison Square Garden concerts in New York City. The theft took place at The Drake Hotel in New York where the group were staying.

Tour manager Richard Cole who discovered the theft was arrested as a suspect and questioned by police but was later released.

1974 , Mamas And The Papas singer Cass Elliot died in her sleep from a heart attack after playing a sold out show in London, England. She was staying at Harry Nilson s London flat when she died. Her only solo hit was Dream a Little Dream of Me, which also featured the rest of The Mamas and The Papas.

1976, Eric Clapton kicked off a 12-date UK tour at The Pavilion, Hemel Hempsted, London.

1978, Prince appeared on the US charts for the first time with Soft and Wet.

1978 , Genesis plays at Madison Square Garden in New York.

1986 , English songwriter, producer and manager Gordon Mills died of stomach cancer. Worked with Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones and Gilbert O Sullivan. Wrote the 1963 number four UK hit I ll Never Get Over You, for Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, and I m The Lonely One a hit for Cliff Richard.

1991 , During their Use Your Illusion Tour , Guns n Roses played the first of four nights at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.

2004 , Keyboard player Huby Heard died from heart problems.

Member of Billy Preston s, The God Squad, and worked with Teddy Pendergrass, Ray Charles, Little Bootsy Collins, The Brothers Johnson, The Rolling Stones and Bill Wyman.

Born on July 29: Neal Doughty, keyboards, REO Speedwagon (1946); Geddy Lee, Rush (1953); Patty Scialfa, E-Street Band (1953); and John Sykes, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake (1959); Woody Weatherman, guitarist, songwriter, Corrosion of Conformity (1965); Wanya Morris, singer, Boyz II Men (1973) Get more Today in Rock History 1 References ^ Today in Rock History (