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Tributes flood in for Wymondham legend Les King 0

Tributes flood in for Wymondham legend Les King

Tributes have been paid to Wymondham s King of Sport , Les King, following his death on Sunday 14 February. Father of two Mr King was life president of both Wymondham Town and Wroxham Town football clubs, and was life patron of Norwich Lads Club, where he boxed as a teenager. He also supported many of Norfolk s sporting stars, including boxers Jon Thaxton and Herbie Hide, in the early stages of their careers.

In Wymondham he was manager of the Regal Cinema, now the Ex-Serviceman s Club, for over 30 years, ran a removal firm called Olympic Removals and also ran a sports shop, now home to the Starthrowers charity shop. He was also a tireless fundraiser for local charities. Speaking on BBC Radio Norfolk, Andy Gardiner, Chairman of Wymondham Town Football Club, said: He was a giant, I ve never met anyone like him and I probably never will again.

He supported me as a county darts player and he looked after me when a lot of people turned their backs. He had a tremendous heart and a will to see people do well. Wymondham Town Football Club s twitter feed said it is a sad day for Norfolk and the club, our thoughts go to his wife and family .

Mayor of Wymondham, Joe Mooney, paid tribute to him, saying : Les was a man of principle and commitment, with great concern for those less fortunate than himself. BBC Radio Norfolk s sports editor, Chris Goreham, described him as one of Norfolk s great characters , while respected sports writer Milton Linsday said he was very sad to hear of the death of Les King a great supporter of the Norfolk sporting scene. A total one-off.

Wymondham town councillor Doug underwood said that sport in Wymondham will not be the same without him. Many people have taken to social media to pay their respects and share memories from their younger days when he was manager of Wymondham s Regal Cinema. He also supported Chapel Road School at Attleborough, and a statement on their website gives thanks to his work, stating: Chapel Road School would like to send our condolences to the family of Les King and express our sadness at the news of his passing.

Les has been the Chair of Friends of Chapel Road School for over 30 years, deeply involved in fundraising for specialist equipment, minibuses and activities for our pupils with special needs. Les was key in the support for setting up our school shop and helping with other new school developments. Friends, staff, pupils and their families will miss the energy, commitment and support he has given to us over the years.

In later years he was patron of the Starthrowers cancer charity and raised money for their cause. The charity have paid their own tribute, saying that no one has done more to raise funds and the profile of the charity in Wymondham and the surrounding areas. There are not enough kind words to say about this truly great man.

He was also an author, penning three volumes of his King of Sport sporting memoirs.

Wymondham Town Football Club will be holding a minute s silence before their home game at 2.30pm on Saturday 20 February.

Football: …and now it is eleven in a row for Harlow Town! | Your … 0

Football: …and now it is eleven in a row for Harlow Town! | Your …

Date posted: 10-02-2016 Ryman Div One North Harlow Town 4 v 0 Wroxham A comprehensive win over struggling Wroxham secured an 11th win in a row for the Hawks, matching a record set by the 1979 title winning Harlow side. Junior Dadson scored within five minutes, before adding another in the first half to take his tally for the season to 26. Alex Read scored a delightful goal to pile the pressure on Wroxham, before an own goal compounded their misery.

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A tasty new addition at Wroxham Barns 0

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. .