Changes are afoot!

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This site will be changed soon to a new format focussing on archive material (printed and photographic) datingg back as far as we have the content.

In addition there will be the current Elmham News magazine in .pdf formas well as copies of issues dating back as far as we have then ((from when we changed system and printer in  April 2011)..

These changes will take a few weeks to implement so pleaee bear with us.

Changes are afoot!

Posted in Elmham News

This site will be changed soon to a new format focussing on archive material (printed and photographic) datingg back as far as we have the content.

In addition there will be the current Elmham News magazine in .pdf formas well as copies of issues dating back as far as we have then ((from when we changed system and printer in  April 2011)..

These changes will take a few weeks to implement so pleaee bear with us.

Changes are afoot!

Posted in Elmham News

This site will be changed soon to a new format focussing on archive material (printed and photographic) datingg back as far as we have the content.

In addition there will be the current Elmham News magazine in .pdf formas well as copies of issues dating back as far as we have then ((from when we changed system and printer in  April 2011)..

These changes will take a few weeks to implement so pleaee bear with us.

ELMHAM WIVES CLUB – PLUS ALL - March 2016

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The Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 11th February. Gloria took the chair. The Minutes and the Receipts & Payments account were agreed and signed and it was noted and pleasing that membership had increased in 2015. An interesting and varied programme had been enjoyed during the year. The Committee were re-elected: Gloria Feeke - Chairlady, Sheila Page - Vice Chairlady and Gill King - Treasurer and Secretary.
Meetings are on the second Thursday of the month, at 7.30pm at the Memorial Institute and YOU are welcome to join us.
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 10th March when the speaker will be Mr. Paul Webber who will be telling us about the work of Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue.
Any queries, please telephone Gloria 668552; Sheila 668296 or Gill 668530
Gill King

A Happy New Year to all for 2012

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We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a good New Year for 2012.

The only resolution this end wil be to try and keep the site updated as often as possible - unfortunately this has become slightly behind the publication of the magazine lately, as unfortunately I sprained my ankle just after I had sent the last issue off to the printers and it is quite difficult operating computers with an elevated leg and ice packs around the ankle!

Hopefully things will be fully back to normall soon

Remembrance 2011

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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

It was a glorious sunny day as a splendid procession of folk marched up Church Hill towards the church to attend the annual Remembrance Sunday Service. They were led by the standard bearers of the Royal British Legion and supported by Beavers, Cubs, Guides and their parents. More members of the congregation accompanied those members of the Legion and the procession was escorted, front and rear by a strong contingent of The Saturday Morning Club on their motorbikes.

The Rector, Nicholas Varnon took the service, Mr Robin Don read out the names of the fallen in both World Wars. Bryan and Brenda Tidnam laid wreaths on behalf of the British Legion Men and Women' branches. A wreath was laid by Carl Beane on behalf of the Royal Legion Riders and the Saturday Morning Club and Norman Lowe laid a wreath on behalf of the Parish Council.

The Rector sang a moving solo based on the tale of an Australian Infantryman at Gallipoli and the lesson readers were David Green and Ian Taylor. It was good to see so many young people there with their parents for this moving service. A collection for the Poppy Appeal raised £184.30

Ed's note. It was good to see Eva there on top form especially as she had only come out of hospital the night before.

Follow this link if you would like to hear the original song called “And the Band played Waltzing Matilda” by Eric Bogle (the songwriter)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG48Ftsr3OI&feature=related   

Editorial - September 2011

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We are very fond of saying that we hope we present village life as it is – always saying what is going on whilst also giving information that we feel will be useful and appropriate for our community.
Sometimes we feel that we get little feedback – please let us know if something that we have printed has been useful – or is incorrect – as on occasion we do get things wrong!  We also welcome your views, and opinions and if you feel moved to write about something that has happened or you have been away or visited somewhere, please do write and share it with us.
However, please put your name to anything you send to us.  We have a rule that anonymity means we will not print an article without a name and when we publish articles without a name at the end we are always aware of the writer or source of the article.
The Parish Council has asked us to remind all parishioners that they do not act upon anonymous letters. Your privacy can be respected but your name must be on a letter.

Clubs and Societies – we do need contact names and addresses and e-mail addresses for all village organisations, as we intend to print a full list in a future issue of the “News”.
Our thanks for donations this month go to Anon (Broom Green) and Anon (Billingford).


Village Press Correspondent

Mike Wyatt has taken over the role of Press Correspondent for the Dereham and Fakenham Times.  Tel 700276


Thank you

I would like to thank all the people who tried to help us and to get our pup to the vets.  We will always be grateful.
Mary Beane

WI - August 2011

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Our speaker this month was Mrs Susie Haybourne. Susie runs the Magdalen Group in Norwich.

It took me a moment to guess the significance of the name 'Magdalen' – of course Mary Magdalen !! whose appearance in the Gospels of the New Testament is always remembered for her unfortunate occupation and her sincere repentance. Now you too can guess the work of the Magdalen Group. Sadly, it is a fact of life that even in our lovely city of Norwich, women for many different reasons feel obliged to work as prostitutes on our inner city streets. Whatever drives them into this way of life, the Magdalen Group recognises that these are very needy women and seeks to provide some support for them. There is a drop-in centre which provides meals, friendship and advice. In addition, Susie and her volunteers take a car into the city in the evening and provide hot drinks and a temporary refuge for those that need it. Naturally, we were all touched by the stories we heard and realised how fortunate we are in our own situations.

During August we shall not be holding a formal meeting, however, we look forward to a walk and picnic – and possibly a ride in a vintage bus, all to be revealed at the next meeting. There is also a trip planned for August to Burghley House in Lincolnshire.

So have a lovely summer everyone and hopefully the weather will be kind to us.

Rosemary Dyer-Perry