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Mick Whitton is clearly not impressed with my knotcraft. As I attempt to tether our 44ft motor cruiser “Royale Light” to the dock for the first time, he watches disparagingly and then mutters in his thick Norfolk burr: “If you tie your mooring rope lik…

Four hotels, an £8m firm, all gone – one Norfolk hotelier's battle with RBS

Four hotels, an £8m firm, all gone – one Norfolk hotelier's battle with RBS


David Easter’s firm was placed into an RBS unit called GRG and collapsed. Photo: Sonya Duncan

From a growing hotel chain to losing almost everything in a battle with his bank; David Easter is one of…

How long does it take you to get in and out of Norwich for work …

How long does it take you to get in and out of Norwich for work …

How long does it take you to get in and out of Norwich for work?

08:58 04 March 2016 Lauren Cope 1 Snow falls in Norwich as traffic makes its way up Cattle Market Street, Norwich. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY ARCHANT NORFOLK Do you work in Norwich? We d like to hear from you.

Share link shares Loading… As part of an investigation we hope to run later this month, we re looking to collect journey times from those who live outside of the city but drive in each day to work. Ideally, we re looking for people who live in the greater Norwich area and drive via a main route, including: Newmarket Road off the A11 Cromer Road/Wroxham Road Dereham Road The A140 Trowse bypass A47 But input from those living further afield, and travelling via different routes, is also welcome.

Using the form attached, we d need you to log your journey start and end times heading in and out of the city for 10 working days.

All forms should be completed online, or emailed to [email protected], by Sunday, March 20.

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Pie and Mushy Peas: Dereham Town FC

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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Tributes flood in for Wymondham legend Les King

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.

50 Past Players From The Walks

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