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: £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 welc
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.
“One Hundred Club” Draws:
January: Peter Mead, Hazel & Richard Palmer, Birute & Michael Bell.
February: Tim & Jane Lidstone-Scott; Peter & Sandra Eaton; Thomas Ward.
March: Jonathan Hollings; Jan Fulton; Rosine Hunt.
April: Jenny & Paul Marchant; Diana Shipp; Dorcas Handerson,
May: Sheridan family; Marlene Cullum; Simon Crowe.
June: Carol Robson; Sandra Henderson; Reggie Pope.
July: Jonathan Hollings; Stephen Riley; Emma Crowe.
August: Loraine & Doug O’Keefe; Graham Larter; Dorcas Henderson.
September: Thomas Ward; Marshall Guarnieri; Rosemary Ditchman.
OCTOBER; Thirtieth Anniversary Grand Draw.
£100, Stephen Riley. £50, Simon Crowe. £35, Ian Dive.
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.
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.
Proceeds from the day were divided between the Village Hall, the Church and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice.
23rd. January 2016: BURNS’ NIGHT.
This little Limerick-or should that be Lerwick?- was sent in by Kirsty Walden:-
Here was an evening hosted by Kay, Ian & Dorcas, evolved to a night both well-fed and raucous.
Food!! And then drinking….and dancing without thinking! No wonder the Caller did ‘Walk’ us!! [ Thanks Kirsty!]
What was a joy it was to have two families with children this year and who joined in throughout. Great to see two pairs of young brothers and sisters tripping the “Gay Gordons” and the other dances!
And it was such a super evening. Kay’s catering corps brought us a feast of locally raised Haggis, bashed neeps & champit tatties, a sausage casserole & a bumper bean ‘goulash’-followed by ‘Tipsy Laird’ trifle, Blueberry tarts and refreshing fruit salad. (as always, many thanks to the army of ‘bashers & mashers!) We toasted the Lassies and the Lassies from the burgeoning Bar and were regaled by the yarn of the Peripatetic Piper!
And then:-Janet, with the help of Jack at helm led us through a good variety of traditional Scottish Country Dances, albeit with a dash of licence thrown in! Her humerous style, as always, provided such great fun…..with people stating that they had not laughed so much in a very long time! (might that have been same time last year?)
An evening that was a credit to all involved! A “must-have” occasion for years to come!
The night raised £275 for Village Hall Funds plus whatever the Bar brought in!
On the evening of September 26th around fifty of us congregated to be uplifted by the beautiful voices of this wonderful Military Wives Choir. a lovely buffet was enjoyed in the interval and valuable funds were raised for the urgent reparations of the church. Thank you to all who supported this great occasion.
The ONE HUNDRED CLUB GRAND DRAW took place at the Harvest Supper on Oct 4th. The £100 first prize was drawn for Thomas Ward, (Kay & Ian’s middle grandson). The £50 prize went to the Jason Jeary family and £35 to Mr & Mrs G. Paris, (friends of Sue Pearson). Thank you to all members over the past years and for your continuing support in the coming twelve months. There has been a drop in membership over the last couple of years for various reasons so any new-recruitment will be very welcome. Thank you very much if you could help. The annual sub. continues at £10-with monthly draws of £20, £10 & £5. Over the past thirty years your Club has provided much fun – and most importantly, a great deal of valuable financial support to your Village Hall.
Thank you for belonging. Kay, Ian & Susan.