The Fête and Dog Show:
Well, the weather was dry but cool. The turnout was very low compared with previous years. But it was clear that all those who did come had a really good afternoon and, probably, picked up some bargains!
What was evident was the great fun had by all those who came both to enter and to watch the Dog Show! Thank you for coming and taking part!
The overflying by The Red Arrows, was an excellent bonus!
We have to thank our Judge, Christine Powley, for adjudicating; GJL Animal Feeds for some great prizes and as always ,Van der L Pet Foods, Melton Constable, for their support of the event.
All in all, a huge amount of work which it was pleasing to discover had raised about £575, which will be shared between The Church and Village Hall.
Thank you everyone for all your hard work.
Lunchtime Barbecue! May 20th…..
A wonderful community get together. Fabulous food and great music! Wonderful weather; a cloudless day with a gentle breeze…just perfect!
A great deal of work with many helping hands……Thanks to everyone.
Thursday April 5th. Coffee, Cake and Play Morning.
Coffee, Cake and Play Morning. March 1st.
A Brilliant Turnout! After the surprising amount of snow we had to contend with, it was great to see so many Droppers-in.
The children were busy with Playdough and decorating Gingerbread Men and Tim provided a very interesting trick of throwing hot water into the air which immediately turned into and fell as snow; because it was SO cold!
We entertained about twenty guests, snowbound or otherwise, and were very pleased to raise an additional £50! Marvellous, thank you!
Every month we are getting busier and each fundraising event helps towards our final goal of a new Playground!
See you on April 5th. we hope.
Was a great success again and drove around thirty entymologists to pit their dicing deftness and drawing dexterity against one another. The evenings victor was the unbeatable Jayne who, with Five Beetles, (which is a Full House in Beatle terms!), scooped the prize!
The Playground Group’s Pancake Party , held on Sunday 11th. February, was a huge success! With many little ones enjoying the ‘wide open space’ of the Village Hall’s floor area to work off steam and have a lot of fun, while parents and grandparents tucked-in to their pancakes and a great selection of cakes, too! extra funds, amounting to around £50, were added to the growing sum being raised for the children’ playground equipment.
Their Monthly Coffee Morning, on 1st. Feb. had also been very well attended and raised a similar amount.
One Hundred Club:
The February winners were; Louise & Karl Myhill, Graham Larter, Sue Pearson.
October 1st. at the Harvest Supper.
The 32nd. Grand Draw of the One Hundred Club was made.
The prize winners were:
1st. prize of £100: Chris Dagless.
2nd prize of £50: Jan O’Regan.
and 3rd. prize: £35 to Anthony and Kirsty Walden.
Congratulations to our Grand Draw winners and all those throughout the year! Thank you to everyone for your year of support of the Club and we now begin the new year and renewal of membership for 2017/18. Please contact Kay & Ian (683731) or Sue (683262) if you would like to renew-at £10 for the year-or to enrol for the first time. New members are, of course, very welcome!
6th. May, 2017: The new flagpole in place, with its plaque commemorating Peggy Crowe, d.2002.
2017 “One Hundred Club” Draws:
January: Diana Nudd, Sandra Henderson, Harry Crowe.
February: Dennis Nudd, Jan Fulton, Carol Lack.
March: Dennis Nudd, Sam Daykin, Terry Henderson.
April: Carol Lack, Ellie Pearson, Larry Condon.
May: Emma Crowe, Theresa Ward, Kay Dive.
June: Alfie Daykin, L & J Jennings, J & J Benton.
July: Simon Crowe, Phillip Knights, Fyn Walden.
August: Mr. & Mrs. G. Paris, Simon Crowe, Jayne & Jim Benton.
September: Thomas Ward, Marshall Guarnieri, Rosemary Ditchman.
October, (The Grand Draw): Chris Dagless £100; , Jan O’Regan £50, Kirsty & Anthony Walden £35.
November: Jill Trudgill, Iris Dive, Rosine Hunt.
December: Rosine Hunt, Emma Crowe, Kathy Hasler.
One Hundred Club results;
January: Graham Larter, Kim Meade, Ann Pope.
February: Louise & Karl Myhill, Graham Larter, Sue Pearson.
March. Sue & Bob Avery, Phil Tweedie, Jan Fulton.
April. Eric Miller, Alex Judson, Chris Dagless.
May: Rosemary Ditchman, Ellie Pearson, Jenny & Paul Marchant.
UP the GARDEN PATH; July 3rd: 2016.
Open Gardens around the Village.
With enormous thanks to the eight gardeners throwing open their garden gates to more than five hundred visitors, plus the fantastic stalls and refreshments at the Village Hall and in Meg’s garden and Vintage Teas in the Church the wonderful sum of £4640 was raised through the efforts of the “entire village” pulling together. This, to be divided equally (£1546) between the Village Hall, The Church and EACH, (East Anglia Childrens’ Hospice) the villagers’ chosen charity.
Also at the Church, in support of the ongoing conservation management, the Norfolk Wildlife Trust had their own presentation, to ‘spread the word’ to our visitors. Their notes on the day are transcribed below.
Worth remembering !
The NWT had the pleasure of being part of Wood Norton’s Open Gardens event, “Up the Garden Path” – a festival of gardens, the churchyard, horticultural delights, activities, fabulous food and refreshments.
NWT had a prominent position on the short-mown grass at the front of the churchyard; here we promoted the NWT Churchyard Conservation Scheme which Wood Norton church recently joined, The scheme’s members manage parts of the churchyard for wildflowers and wildlife. The churchyard in some villages is the only remaining unimproved grassland habitat. A habitat which left uncut over the spring and summer months is awash with a diversity of wildflowers. NWT staff and volunteers spoke with people from Wood Norton and parishioners from neighbouring villages and further afield about the benefits of joining the Scheme and how to get involved. There was a nature quiz trail around the churchyard for families, as well as the option of doing sweep-netting for bugs and butterflies in the longer grass. Species highlights from the day included: Butterflies; speckled wood (Pararge aegeria), meadow brown (Maniola jurtina) and ringlet Aphanotopushyperantus); Wild flowers; common cat’s ear (Hypochaeris radicata), meadow buttercup (Ranunculus acris), oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), common knapweed (Centaurea nigra), barren strawberry (Potentilla sterillis), meadow saxifrage (Saxifraga granulate), common sorrel (Rumex acetosa), field woodrush (Luzula campestris). Also, Seven spot ladybird (Coccinella 7-punctata) – and the stonework plant, black spleenwort (Asplenium adiantum-nigrum) found on the Church View Cottage side of the western churchyard wall. To find out more about the Churchyard Conservation Scheme please visit the NWT website: https://www. norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/a-living-landscape/churchyard-conservation-scheme.