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27th Jan 2017

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Photograph: Russell Carter The Holt Chronicle Issue 368 27th January 2017

Serving Holt, Sheringham, Wells, Fakenham and surrounding villages


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On Saturday 11th February FALCON and St. Andrew’s church are very excited to be hosting the City of London Sinfonia. The concert will take place in St Andrew’s Church at 7.30pm. The devil has all the best tunes, so they say, and the violin is his instrument of choice. This programme will explore fiddling from the classical and folk traditions with devilishly difficult trills and tricks from the Italian masters of the Baroque, folk fiddling from the British Isles to the Appalachian mountains of the deep south of America and sultry impassioned tango from Argentina. En route music will be taken from Percy Grainger and Aaron Copland inspired by the folk traditions of the UK and the USA. The City of London Sinfonia will be joined by two of the best folk musicians in the country: award winning folk fiddler Henry Webster and the astonishing banjo player Dan Walsh. Tickets £15.00 adults, £12.00 children are available from the Sheringham Little Theatre Booking Office, 2 Station Road, Sheringham NR26 8RE Box Office: 01263 822347 FALCON (Facilitating Arts and Literature for the Children of Norfolk) exists to provide opportunities for children and young people to engage with creativity in all its forms - literature, music, arts and making. Its goal is to make a valued contribution to the creative and learning environment of all children and young people in North Norfolk

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NHS problems and how they affect you

order to discuss a close relative’s medical condition with the practice, a document signed by both parties was necessary. We encouraged patients to sign up for online contact with the surgery, not just for repeat medications but also to book appointments with the GP of your choice at a time to suit you at any of our three practices. In addition online access allows access to your previous appointments, the notes made, and a historical record of any blood tests you might have had. We appreciate that the N&N is some distance away but through NHS choices, many procedures are available at Cromer Hospital, just ask. We need to constructively work with the surgery to investigate ambulance services, mental health issues and social care. We have new Committee members and look forward to working together as your voice in the NHS locally. We are not a complaints body but if you have any constructive ideas on improvements, which could be made, please contact the Chair by letter to the HMP (leave letter at the surgery) or by e-mail to [email protected] As Press Officer I am indebted to the Chronicle and to the editors of the other local publications which reach those who do not have access to the Holt Chronicle.

Not a day passes without some ‘bad’ news in the media about the ‘dire’ state of the NHS. How are you faring under the care of the Holt Medical Practice and healthcare generally in this part of North Norfolk? There is only one answer and that is very well! The Holt Area Patient Participation Group (HAPPG) is proud to have been able to play its part in supporting and influencing the surgery in improvements and communication during 2016. Our members gave their time to help introduce the new electronic sign in system guiding patients on how to use it thus easing the queues at the reception desk. We played an important role in highlighting the cost of everyday medicines to the NHS with our ‘Bath’ initiative graphically highlighting the cost to the great surprise of many patients. The baths then went on tour to many other surgeries in North Norfolk, South Norfolk and I believe they are now in Suffolk. The net benefit to the HMP is a drop in medicines cost due to you, the patients, only ordering what you need. We helped to dispel the rumor that blood tests were only available at Cromer Hospital and that patients had a choice, an appointment at HMP or a walk-in visit at Cromer. We highlighted the fact that in

T. B. Dick, Press Officer, HAPPG


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mobile ‘phone coverage. As Chair of the Broadband, Mobile Phone and Digital Working Group I, along with fellow councillors, am also aware that the problem even exists in some of our towns. I hope the following update is useful: I am in regular contact with Mobile UK, which represents mobile operators, putting across our concerns and seeking information as to developments. Additionally the group has met twice with representatives from the four main mobile network operators (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). We already knew that mobile operators have an agreement with government to achieve 90% geographic voice coverage across the country by the end of 2017. We have now been assured that operators are on track to meet this commitment, which should also result in an increase in 4G data coverage. In turn, the government is reviewing the Electronic Communications code to help operators deploy new infrastructure particularly important in rural areas. (And please remember that at present infrastructure means masts.) The government will review the coverage situation once the 90% coverage target has been achieved and the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) has been deployed. (The ESN is the new communications system which will be used by the Police, Fire & Rescue, the Ambulance Service and other public safety users. Where public money is used to subsidise ESN expansion in rural areas the infrastructure will be made available to all mobile operators.) Network operators are working together to share sites and improve infrastructure. However, they are still commercially independent so the operators will not publically share future coverage plans. However, whilst not a universal solution, you can use a coverage checker to determine the best network for the places where you will be mainly using your mobile phone. Most mobile phone operators have a coverage checker available on their own website but there is also a coverage checker available on the OFCOM website. https:// And whilst, as you will have read, the situation is improving and will continue to do so, concern remains. Therefore, early in 2017 we will be writing to the Minister responsible for Culture, Media and Sport requesting intervention regarding Norfolk’s access to mobile ‘phone networks. Dance Workshops at Wells Community Hospital: We members of Wells Dementia Friendly Committee are delighted to have persuaded Creative Arts East to bring the Green Candle Dance Company to Wells Community Hospital (Mill Road). The programme is called ‘Improving Wellbeing through the Arts’. It will provide the opportunity for older people to make new friends, enjoy a ‘cuppa and cake’ in a fun and dementia friendly environment. Sessions are free but space is limited – to book a place call Lea on 01953 713390 or email [email protected] This is not overly energetic so no excuses! (I just cannot resist saying: Be there or be Square!) Spring must be around the corner Marie Strong County Councillor, Wells Division (Glaven, Priory and Walsingham Wards) [email protected] or 07920 286 597

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Dear Readers, Flooding - Friday 13 January 2017: As far as I know there were no disasters along the coastal parishes of our division and I hope that is so. However all our coastal parishes were on a flood warning, and indeed waited anxiously to see if this would be upgraded to a severe warning with the ultimate threat of evacuation. I have yet to hear if anyone was moved from their homes as a precaution. As the joint coordinator for the Wells flood plan, I have received praise for our flood wardens and as county councillor, I would like to say a big thank you to all the flood wardens along the coast. The role flood wardens play allows the blue light services to be used where there are no wardens and/or greater risks. Volunteers receive no pay but a bright yellow jacket and the knowledge they are helping their community regarding what remains the greatest risk to Norfolk - coastal flooding. Road Gritting: When freezing temperatures are predicted Norfolk County Council officers are on duty ensuring the gritting teams go out on time, and repeatedly if required. The County Council currently has around 13,000 tonnes of salt stocked in the county and is replenished throughout the winter. More than a third of Norfolk’s roads, totalling over 2,000 miles, are on the council’s 49 regular gritting routes, including all A and B-class roads and some C-class roads, and each route takes around three hours for a gritter lorry to treat. The A11, A47 and A12 are gritted by Highways England. You can check which roads are on the council’s gritting routes by looking at the map at On the same map you can find the locations of the more than 1,800 grit bins in the county that are filled by the County Council and which people can use on public pavements, cycle paths and roads. Now, whilst over 2,000 miles are on the 49 gritting routes, I realise there will be readers whose road is not gritted. Not that it is of any comfort but my road is not gritted and I do appreciate the concerns. Here is where your town or parish council comes into play. You can talk to your council and ask if the road you have in mind could be put forward to NCC with a request to have it included on the gritting route. This may not be successful and an alternative is to discuss the possibility of having a grit bin in the vicinity of the road. Broadband: I wrote a longer piece previously regarding broadband but thought to provide a short note regarding complaints made that Openreach excludes other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from offering fibre broadband for several weeks after BT has had the opportunity. I have been informed that Ofcom regulates Openreach tightly on this matter. When a fibre cabinet becomes available the commissioning process means Openreach release the cabinet to all ISPs including BT ISPs at the same time. An ISP would definitely raise a complaint with Ofcom if it believed BT were not treating all ISPs in the same way. What differs is that different ISP internal processes means they all take different amounts of time to start offering services once a cabinet is live. Mobile ‘Phone Coverage: Because Wells division is particularly rural, covering some 35 parishes and hamlets, and because I travel all around all these places, I am acutely aware of the problems with

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FROM THE CONSULTING ROOMS Perfectionism And Mental Health

About 2 in 5 people are thought to be a Perfectionist (Flett, Hewitt, Heisel, 2014). Moreover, many see Perfectionism as something positive! However, this is a misconception. People with perfectionism set standards that are so high that either these cannot be met or only with difficulty. Perfectionists tend to believe that making a mistake means they are ‘a failure’ or ‘bad person’ for disappointing others. Thinking like this makes it very frightening for them to make mistakes. Examples of perfectionistic thinking include: Blackand-white thinking (If I need help from others, then I am weak); Catastrophic thinking (If I make a mistake I won’t be able to survive the humiliation) and Should-statements (I should never come across as nervous or anxious). Perfectionism can be devastatingly destructive leading to crippling anxiety, depression, drug addiction, increased suicide risk (e.g Hewitt and Flett, 2002) and physical illnesses including heart disease (Flett, 2012). In many cases, perfectionism is driven by an internal, often irrational, pressure to be perfect at all times. The inability to meet these selfimposed high demands often results in the individual having very little self-esteem. The question is however, what is driving perfectionist behaviour? What lies beneath perfectionist personalities? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a recognised effective treatment for mental health problems including anxiety disorders, depression, low self-esteem, stress and others. Mindfulness have proven effective for perfectionism (e.g. Williams, 2008; Bertin, 2015). In my clinical practice I use CBT, Mindfulness, considerations to physical (e.g. exercise and diet) and mental health relations and elicitation of individual strengths in order to maximise individuals goals without negative effects on personal well being and growth. Please contact me for further information: Dr Hanne M Homer, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, North Norfolk Clinical Psychology Service, Holt Consulting Rooms. Tel 01263 711 712; Dr Hanne M Homer, Chartered Clinical Psychologist

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SUDOKU Fill all empty squares so that the numbers

All the letters in our grids below have fallen out and mixed themselves up, although they are still in their original columns. Can you put them back in their rightful place to reveal a QUOTATION and the NAME of the person who said it.

Intermediate Sudoku by KrazyDad, Volume 1, Book 26

1 to 9 appear once in each row, column and 3 x 3 box. The numbers in the four yellow boxes are the ones needed as the answer that will be published in the next issue.

Sudoku #1

9 7 4 8



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1 6 9 1 2

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Forget thesquares cold, think about the sun. We Fill in the blank so that each row, each column and each 3-by-3 block contain all of the digits 1 thru 9. have twenty holiday destination countries If you use logic you can solve the puzzle without guesswork. hidden in this issue’s CHRONICLE Need a little help? The hints page shows a logical order to solve the puzzle. Use it to identify the next square you should solve. Or use the answers page WORDSEARCH. if you really get stuck. How many can you find?















The NUMBER CRUNCHER One answer was:

16 – 9 x 7 + 8 ÷ 19 + 9 = 12

(there could be others!)


17 8 6 4 10 12 = 12

Using all FIVE arithmetical signs, + + - x ÷, fill in the spaces to make the equation true.



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When you think of Christmas what are your first thoughts… Shopping? Cooking? Hard work!.... Well next Christmas why not take yourself off on a lovely cruise and let someone else take the pressure off?

sunbeds, and then in the evening a huge gala dinner was held in the main restaurants, which was incredible. All the traditional favourites were on the menu, including Roast Norfolk Turkey with all the trimmings, and Christmas pudding of course!

New Year’s Eve was no less impressive, with a deck party and live band, plus the obligatory countdown to see the New Year in. Christina & Stuart of C.A.S. Travel in Sheringham & Aylsham, have Complimentary bubbly was passed round as we stood on deck, just returned from a Caribbean Christmas & New Year cruise with the warmth of the Caribbean night aboard Fred Olsen Cruise Lines MS Braemar, and had a wonderful wrapped around us. Simply magical! time. Here Stuart describes, in his People always say to me that they feel own words, the Christmas festivities they couldn’t be away for Christmas as that they enjoyed on the ship.. they may miss the Christmas spirit, but ‘Christmas was wonderful on our Fred Olsen completely captured this, and cruise, and Fred Olsen really went we felt more Christmassy aboard than if the extra mile to make it extra we had stayed at home! We had a truly special. The ship caters mainly for UK passengers, I believe about wonderful time’ 98% were British on our cruise, and this meant that the majority Stuart & Christina’s cruise was on Braemar’s transatlantic of passengers celebrated the traditional Christmas that we all crossing, followed by the Caribbean Islands, and a similar itinerary know and love. is planned for next Christmas & New Year. In addition to this Fred On Christmas Eve the crew put on a wonderful Christmas show, Olsen have two other ships which also feature Christmas itinerarfollowed by a Christmas carol sing-a-long concert, midnight mass ies. These include a snowy Norwegian Christmas cruise on Black for those who wished to attend, and finally Sherry and mince pies Watch, where you have the chance of spotting the Northern at 1230pm ..and they were homemade, mouth-watering and Lights, and maybe take a visit to the Igloo hotel, and a sunshine warm mince pies at that! cruise on Balmoral to the Canaries, which takes in the Christmas Day was very festive too spectacular, and world renowned, fireworks display in Madeira on New Years Eve! Prices start from £2199 p/p for the Norwegian as you would expect, and as we Christmas, £1999 p/p for the Canaries Christmas and £2499 for were in the Caribbean we had a day the Caribbean Christmas (prices based on 2 sharing an inside at sea sunbathing on deck. The crew delivered egg nog and mince cabin, other cabin types available at a supplement). There is also a special offer of a FREE DRINKS PACKAGE if the holiday is pies in their Father Christmas booked before the end of February 2017 (offer can be outfits at 10am, followed by Christmas music on deck at withdrawn at any time). lunchtime, and a visit from the man himself (well the reindeers needed a break crossing the ocean!) Lunch was spectacular, with a fantastic buffet including lobster, mussels, pate, Atlantic prawns, rib of beef, a whole cooked gammon ham, and an amazing array of desserts. After lunch it was back to the email: [email protected]

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Something rather different will be happening in St Peter’s Parish Church, Sheringham on the evening of Saturday 18th February. At 7.30pm, for just one night only, the church will be transformed into a cinema of the silent movie era. Complete with organ accompaniment. Anthony Gowing, a nationally renowned organist, has a particular passion for accompanying silent movies on the organ. For this very special occasion, which is to raise much needed funds for the Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society (where Anthony is accompanist), he will accompany the full length feature film ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, which was made in 1925 and stars the then very popular Lon Chasey. Free entry, no need to buy tickets in advance. There will be a retiring collection (recommended minimum donation £8.00). This is a great opportunity to do something a little different on a February evening at the end of half term and help a good cause in the process. St Peter’s renowned ‘posh’ refreshments will be available. Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society are delighted to announce that much appreciated grants of £100 each have been received from both Norwich and Peterborough Building Society and the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival which will help defray the costs of film hire. Please visit for further information.

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Readers Write....

A column where you can write in. Write to us - share your news or views on issues that concern our community. Just e-mail your letter to [email protected] or leave it in THE HOLT CHRONICLE collection box in Feeney's Newsagents. ALL letters must have a contact name, full postal address and telephone number so that we may be able to contact you if necessary but please note that we will not publish your address or telephone number unless requested to do so. PLEASE KEEP YOUR LETTER TO A MAXIMUM OF 300 WORDS so that we may be able to publish it in full.

Please note: The views expressed in this column are not necessarily the views of the editor or publishers of The Holt Chronicle but those of the author’s submitting the material.


Dear Caroline, I frequently attended Holt Town Council meetings as a member of the public and was encouraged to stand for election when a number of vacancies arose in May 2015. Fortunate to have been elected, I have had the opportunity to learn a great deal about how Holt Town Council runs. I am often asked to comment on numerous issues, both in connection with the Council and otherwise. I have always fully supported the obligation to be bound by corporate decisions made by members of the Council. However, I found this becoming an increasingly difficult situation where my personal views, alternative options and preferences were regularly at variance with the corporate decisions being made by Council. It is with sincere apologies to those who voted for me with their trust, hopes and expectations, but I felt I could not continue without the freedom at all times to speak as I wish. For this reason I have tendered my resignation. With every hope that the Council will be successful for the benefit of all people, who in any way have interest in Holt. Yours sincerely, Roger Percival


Dear Reader, My name is Samantha; I am a private investor in the services sector in London and Yorkshire and wish to expand further into North Norfolk. I adore the area as I have a number of properties locally and intend to spend more time here in the foreseeable future. I visit regularly and am always struck by the lack of social facilities for the North Norfolk LGBT community. There are numerous LGBT business owners of all demographics who would love the chance to have a ‘Gay Friendly’ establishment in the area i.e. a bar/ restaurant or a gym, something for the local community. As the vibrant business centre of North Norfolk, it is my view that a ‘Gay friendly establishment’ could contribute largely to the local economy, as well as diversify the local business scene. It is for this reason that I was hoping that you would give me your views on the development of an establishment of this nature. I have had my eyes set on a few sites, for instance the current location of the former Watermark bar but I am very open minded

as I wouldn’t want it to be intrusive, hence I have come to ask for your help. I understand the need for the development to fit the ‘social make up’ of the area and to contribute to existing business to business relations in the area. Taking into account your local business and community knowledge; I would very much welcome your feedback on this issue. Please feel free to get in touch with me directly at [email protected] or by responding to this section of The Holt Chronicle. Yours faithfully, Ms. Samantha Jo Morris and Dr. Sheila Clarke


Dear Caroline, May I take this opportunity to thank John Jarvis for his moving tribute to his late wife Peggy. This tribute moved me as he also mentioned my two dogs Maude and Twiggy. Sadly Twiggy will be joining Peggy soon as she’s very poorly and cannot be cured. I know that Peggy will greet her with open arms when the time comes. I miss Peggy so much, as all the other regular Holt Country Park dog walkers do too. The dogs I know miss Peggy and her constant supply of treats, the dogs are all looking a lot slimmer these days! During Peggy’s last weeks in the Country Park it was obvious to us all that walking her beloved Milo was becoming increasingly difficult, so myself and my three dogs slowed our pace and cut our walks short to keep good old Peggy company, which we didn’t mind in the least. I often walk The Butterfly Walk to remember Peggy, this was one of her favorite routes in the park. Once again thank you John for the lovely tribute and thank you Peggy for all our chats while walking, it’s been a pleasure. Yours sincerely, Helen, Twiggy, Maude and Dyllis


Dear Caroline, The Owl Tea Rooms or ‘The Owls’ has been a tea room on various sites in Holt since the 1920’s, serving wholesome home cooked meals and cakes. As the present custodians we often have people sharing their memories and stories of their visits to The Owl, way back in the day! I myself, used to come in and have a cherry bun with my family as a child and have very fond memories of ‘The Plate of Cakes.’ What fun it was wondering which of the twelve to choose! Back in the 1920s it was called ‘The

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Gresham’s Restaurant’ but for many years in living memory, it was called The Owl, owned and run by the Howard family, some of whom still pop in for a bite to eat and a chat. It has been in our family now for 33 years. First run by Dawn and Terry Hulbert and then from 2000 by ourselves. However, the time has come to hand over the reigns to someone new. Ben and Claudia have been customers at the Owl for some time and immediately saw it as the right place for them. We wish them well and hope that they get as much pleasure from serving the people of Holt and the wider community as we have had. We will be popping in regularly to enjoy a coffee and scone and hope to see many familiar faces from the other side of the counter. May we take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful customers for their loyal support, goodwill and friendship over the years and invite them to join us on Saturday 28th January for complimentary refreshments. Yours sincerely, Helen & Tom Fox and all the staff at The Owl


Dear Caroline, With the Saturnalian ‘Xmas’ frenzy and the Nativity Narrative enchantment now both behind us, is it churlish to note how so-called ‘political correctness’ affects this traditional festival? On one hand, as ex-Archbishop Carey complains, the former national faith is being squeezed out of the public square, while on the other hand the new ‘equality and diversity’ ideology is undermining Christianity itself. We were pointedly told in your own columns, for example, that Christ himself was a ‘refugee’ from ‘racial persecution’. However, his temporary escape from massacre as an infant, with Joseph returning when danger had passed to restart the family business, had nothing whatever to do with ‘racism’, but instead with Herod’s supposed fear for his throne. Scripture scholars in any case do not consider this tale as historical fact. The only other possibly ‘racial’ persecution occurs in John’s gospel when Jesus evades murder by the Jews who despised him as an illegitimate foreigner. Conflict between Church and Synagogue goes back a long way; which explains why Nazi antisemitism is often blamed on the New Testament itself (e.g. I Thessalonians 2.15-16 & Matthew 27.25). The Parish Rector says ‘The Holocaust’ was

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the ‘defining’ atrocity of the previous century (Issue 367). But what about the Soviet ‘mass shootings’ and ‘concentration camps’ which took comparatively more innocent lives even in peacetime? With its perennial exclusive media coverage, ‘Holocaust Day’ is not just a condemnation of genocide and a memorial to its victims. It was designed to support Israeli Zionism and has also become a sacred icon of the modern quasi-religion of ‘equality’ and ‘inclusion’. Whereas neither Jesus nor St Paul was actually a model of ‘tolerance’, the selfabasement of Christians seems only too likely to turn Western Europe into a battle zone between Atheist secularism and Islamic fanaticism.

Will St Andrew’s one day become a Mosque? Yours sincerely, David Ashton


Dear Caroline, May we, through this column, thank our families, Colin’s family (Emma’s dad) and all our dear friends for their love and support and for being there for us right from the day we heard of our daughter Emma’s passing. We would also like to thank everyone for the many cards and messages of love and support. We would also like to thank Robert and Sue, Emma’s uncle and aunt, for providing the flowers for Emma’s funeral. They were

beautiful, Christine made them look so wonderful, so a big thank you to her as well, she did a most beautiful display. A big thank you also to Helen and Jane for their lovely speech about Emma, they had been friends for over 25 years and had some lovely and witty memories of her. Also, Sarah Baker, who conducted the service, it was Emma through and through. Helen, Jane and Sarah managed to bring back the Emma we all knew and loved. Our thanks also to everybody who attended Emma’s funeral, you all managed to give her a great send off. We will miss and love her always and she will stay in our hearts forever. Yours sincerely, Kate, Billy and Ellie-Rose Bunting

FAMILY NOTICES For entries in this section please ring Caroline on 01263 712177

DEATHS/FUNERAL NOTICE HUBBARD David (known as Ronnie to locals) Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 11th January. Ronnie lived all of his life in Holt, working largely as a farm labourer. Many locals would wave to Ronnie as he sat by his window in Shrublands Court or chat to him as he sat daily in his buggy. His funeral takes place on Tuesday 7th February at 11.00am in St. Andrew’s Church, Holt. His daughter Sandra, who misses him greatly, welcomes you all. Welcome to BESPOKE FLOORING of HOLT, offering an exciting new experience in choosing your new floor covering.

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† Church News †

11a Avenue Road, High Kelling, HOLT, Norfolk. NR25 6RD

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Tel: 01263 713113



For information on Holy Days, Confessions, Baptisms, Weddings etc. Please ring Father Denys Lloyd on 01263 822036 A Catholic Mass is celebrated in St. Andrew’s Church, Holt on most Thursdays at  9.30am by kind permission of the Rector.

Every Sunday Morning 10:30am-12pm


We have groups for Children of all ages

Sheringham Primary School, Cooper Road

The Village Church of Kelling, which dates from the thirteenth Century, has a 11.00am Service each Sunday, either of Matins or of Holy Communion and an Evensong when there is a fifth Sunday in the month. St.Mary’s is set in a large open churchyard on the Holt Road a mile from the Village. The Church contains many interesting features, including a 14th Century Easter Sepulchre and a window and a remarkable painting both depicting connections with local bird-life and St.Francis of Assisi. The Church draws a congregation partly from outside the Village from those who value traditional services using the words of the Book of Common Prayer.


Every 4th MONDAY of the month (except July, August and December)

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29th January 10.00am Benefice Service 5th February 11.15am Holy Communion B.C.P.



LANGHAM EPISCOPI (ST.ANDREW & ST.MARY) Langham Episcopi Church once belonged to a Bishop, but in modern times is better known by the names of its patron saints. Set on high ground, the Church is visible from a distance as its tower carries a turret housing a staircase from the Church’s interior. On all sides of the tower are clock faces marking the time with the help of a two-toned chime. Within the Church, ancient boxed pews remain abutting the north wall. Iron rods straddling the nave brace the external walls. A side chapel on the south side contains a reredos contributed by a parishioner in 1920. The font is a relic from the lost Church of St.Mary Langham Parva. A memorial in the nave records the Church’s association with the C19th author Captain Fredrick Marryat who wrote ‘The Children of the New Forest’ amongst other works, and who invented a form of naval flag signalling. The large part that Langham played in WW2 is marked by memorials to airmen, both British and Dutch, who flew from the local airfield. Services are held each month on the second Sunday (Morning Prayer) and the fourth Sunday (Holy Communion), both at 9.30am. If you would like to have your church or chapel included in this feature, please send your contribution in for consideration (150 words plus a photograph) to: [email protected] or post to: Mr R Cox, 12A Kelling Close, HOLT NR25 6RU. email: [email protected]


29th January 5th February 12th February 19th February

Revd J Pathmarajah Mr Steven Sowerby Local Arrangement Revd. Rosemary Wakelin


BIBLE STUDY: Alternate Monday Afternoons at 2.30pm. STEPPING STONES: For the little ones; Tuesdays at 9.15am BIBLE STUDY: Alternate Tuesday Afternoons at 2.30pm FRIDAY MORNING PRAYER SERVICE: At 9.30am followed by Morning Coffee

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Christian worship - open to all each Sunday at 2.00pm A warm welcome is waiting for you! Why not stay for a cup of tea and a chat afterwards? Tuesday Morning CAMEO 10.00am - 12.00noon Come And Meet Each Other for coffee/ tea/ biscuits and a chat... Also a Lite Bite Lunch at 12.00. No charge is made, but a donation in the box will be gratefully received towards expenses. All are welcome.


Friendly congregations would welcome you. Coffee is served after many of our services. 29th Jan 9.30am Briningham


Benefice Holy Communion

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SAINT ANDREW’S & ALL SAINTS NEWS The Parish of Holt with High Kelling

Rector: Fr. Howard Stoker SSC, The Rectory, Church Street, Holt NR25 6BB Tel: 01263 712048 Asst Curate: Stephen Graham email:[email protected] Assistant Curate:FrFr. Stephen Graham Tel. 01263 710110, E: [email protected]

Parish Office Tel: 01263 713479 website at

From the Rectory


8am Book of Common Prayer Eucharist 9.15am Said Eucharist with Hymns at All Saints, High Kelling 10.30am Parish Sung Eucharist at St Andrews, with provision for children. LITTLE LAMB’S PARENT & TODDLER GROUP: Meets every Wednesday during term time 9.30am – 11.00am in the Parish Church Hall. All parents/carers are welcome to come along and meet with friends and make new ones. A relaxed, warm, safe and welcoming environment in which children are invited to come along and play. Refreshments available.

I must confess to being something of a galanthophile, a lover of snowdrops -‘milk-flowers’. At the end of a cold and sometimes dreary January nothing brings hope like the sight of this little flower, head modestly bowed, humbly yet defiantly heralding the coming of spring. She quietly demonstrates that small and delicate can be strong and hardy too, that coldness and hardness can be challenged by the gentle and beautiful, and that this happens most powerfully when the little and humble stand together. Given the snow-white purity, the humility and the delicate strength of the snowdrop, it is unsurprising that she became identified with the Virgin Mary. The flower has been called ‘fair maid of February’, ‘snow princess’, ‘Mary’s taper’ and ‘Candlemas bell’. Candlemas, a Christian festival on 2nd February also known as the Feast of the Purification, commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus at the Temple and the ritual purification of the Virgin Mary according to Jewish rite. The old priest, Simeon, recognised the baby Jesus as God’s Anointed One who would be ‘a light to lighten the peoples’, hence the blessing of candles on this day. The candlelight might not be the summer sun, but it pierces the darkness as the snowdrop pierces the snowy, stony earth. I am reminded of the prophet Zechariah (4.10): ‘Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.’ May we rejoice with Him at small beginnings and may that under-rated grace of hope grow in our hearts at the sight of the silent Candlemas bells. May we be challenged to admire the beauty and strength of humility and become ourselves transient witnesses to the truth that darkness will always give way to light. The 19th century poet, George Wilson communicates beautifully the snowdrop’s message of unfailing renewal and hope in his ‘Origin of the snowdrop’: ‘And thus the snowdrop, like the bow That spans the cloudy sky, Becomes a symbol whence we know That brighter days are nigh; That circling seasons, in a race That knows no lagging, lingering pace, Shall each the other nimbly chase, Till Time's departing final day Sweep snowdrops and the world away.’

HIRE A SPACE: The Parish Church Hall and St Andrew’s Meeting room are available to hire. Competitive rates. Ecellent facilities. Contact the Parish Administrator tel: 01263 713479 for more details. TRADITIONAL EVENSONG AT THE PARISH CHURCH Every second Sunday of the month at 5pm. Next Service: Sunday 12th February 2017. For weekday services please see notice boards or visit our website: TEA SERVICE: A short service with hymns followed by refreshments. Next Service: 2.30pm Tuesday 14th February in the Parish Church Meeting Room. Transport available, Tel: 715842. All Welcome. COFFEE MORNING MONDAYS: 10am – 12noon every Monday in the St Andrew’s Meeting Room at the Parish Church. Come along, relax and enjoy a coffee & cakes with friends or make new friends. Always someone to talk to. Everyone welcome. BIBLE STUDY GROUPS: 1st Thursday of the month 11.00am in High Kelling. Tel: 712268 2nd Thursday of the month at 5.30pm in Holt. 710617/715842 PASTORAL VISITING If you or someone you know would like the clergy or a member of the church to visit you then please telephone 01263 712048 ST ANDREWS CHURCH BELL RINGERS Practice every Friday evening in the tower. New members & beginners welcome. FROM THE REGISTERS: Memorial Service: Tuesday 31st January: Moira Magowan Funerals: Wednesday 18th January: Douglas Atkins Friday 27th January: Maureen Able

Fr Stephen


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The village shop has been a vital part of the community in Itteringham and the surrounding area for nearly 400 years, and for the last 23 years it has been run on a not for profit basis by a dedicated team of employees and volunteers. Open seven days a week 9.00am to 5.30pm, we are a general and organic food store, newsagent, deli, cafe and post office all in one and even have our own ATM! Unfortunately the Shop’s future is uncertain because our current lease has not been renewed and we may be forced to scale back our services or even close. Please show your support by using the shop and sign up to our campaign to Save Our Shop, or alternatively email ‘Save Itteringham Community Shop’ to [email protected] and we will keep you updated. Without your support, our 380th year could be our last year. Thank you. Itteringham Community Shop Wolterton Road, Itteringham, NORWICH NR11 7AF

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Craymere Road, Briston, Melton Constable Tel: 01263 861 948

Taking Stock of Bones


There is much to be said for leading a simple life; however, there is much to distract us from our purpose! Keeping your food simple reaps rewards too; the more natural your food, the better it is for you generally. This of course means reducing our intake of processed foods and making the most of food in its natural state, before anything has been done to it - simple. Our ancestors were very aware of the nutritional benefit of even the most humble of ingredients, as they had less income and more need to be careful, and bones were never just thrown away. Bone broth has become fashionable and the focus of many a supposedly new ‘clean eating’ trend, but we have been utilising the broth from bones for many, many years. As the Good Book says, “there is nothing new under the sun”. My old Mrs Beeton’s cookbook, from circa 1920, has this advice: ‘A stock pot should be found in every kitchen, for by its use every scrap of bone, gristle, or trimming that in its absence would probably be thrown away, will be made to yield stock or gravy, and thus form the base of nourishing soup or savoury stew’. We would be wise to return to some of the old ways of nourishing ourselves, as judging by the current health crisis in the UK, we are not necessarily progressing well. So I asked for a bag of bones from my butcher, Allards of Holt, who happily supplied me with a great mixture of all sorts of bones, (at the most they will only cost you around £1.00) and set about producing some stock. Some 8 hours later, I had a huge pan of the most delicious, nutritious stock you could ever hope to encounter, and it was so easy. Having stored it safely in batches in my freezer, it is now transforming my soups, gravies and casseroles, much to the delight of the family. Pop a large pan on the stove lunchtime; leave it simmering until bedtime, cool overnight, and you will be well supplied for the next several weeks - simple.

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On Monday 23rd January we are delighted to welcome Freddy Hedley as our speaker. If you have ever heard Freddy speak you will know what exceptional insights he brings and if you have never heard him speak on the Bible then you are in for a real treat. Freddy is Director of Fountain School of Theology, which facilitates accredited and non-accredited theological study in Norfolk and serves on the staff team of Fountain of Life Church, Ashill. From 20102016 he was Hub Director for Westminster Theological Centre, with whom Fountain School of Theology works in partnership, and he has previously worked with the pioneering organisations Anglican Church Planting Initiatives and Fresh Expressions. His work as a theologian focuses primarily on the Old Testament, especially its theme of covenant and what it means to be made in the image of God, but he has also taught and written on aspects of New Testament exegesis, missiology and ecclesiology. He has written and contributed to a number of articles, books, and courses, and speaks at many churches and events across the UK and in Europe. Freddy is married to Ali, and together they have two young daughters. So do come and join us for an evening of fellowship, wonderful worship followed by the main talk. There will also be a time for prayer ministry at the end of the evening. Please feel able to arrive at from 7.00pm for coffee, cakes and chat, for a 7.30 start. Swanton Novers Village Hall, St Giles Road, Swanton Novers, Melton Constable, NR24 2RB. For further information please email Sabine Leese at : [email protected] or telephone 07765 487702.

Bone Stock

Enough bones to fill your largest deep saucepan/stockpot 4/5 sticks celery, cut lengthways 2 large onions, peeled and sliced 2 bay leaves 10 peppercorns 8 cloves 3 large carrots cut lengthways Large handful parsley incl stalks Tsp salt Put everything into your stockpot, and cover with cold water - there should be at least 5 cm clear at the top. Put lid on and bring up to boil. Turn down and simmer, checking occasionally and skimming the top of any scum, for around 8 hours (6 if you are just using chicken bones). Leave to cool completely, and then strain carefully. Freeze in batches to use for stocks, soups and casseroles. (I freeze mine in freezer bags, to maximise room in my freezer, making sure I label and date them). Carolyn Burn

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Could you make a New Year’s resolution to help people in COMPETITIVE & PROFESSIONAL FAMILY BUSINESS your local community? That’s the question being asked by Industrial – Commercial – Domestic Norfolk Community Transport Association (NCTA). There are nearly fifty community transport schemes operating across the county but, as NCTA Free Estimates chair Kate Gill explains, “Our schemes rely heavily on the important contribution made by volunteers giving of their time and energy, as drivers, administrators, trustees and passenger New Installations assistants, but we are especially short of drivers. We’re in urgent need of people who are Rewires willing to give a few hours of their time to drive local residents on straightforward but essential Electric Heating journeys. In a mainly rural county like Norfolk, community transport is many people’s only means of getting to and from healthcare appointments or just to the local shops. Around 250,000 P V Systems journeys a year are provided across the county, helping local residents live independently and Additional Points access social activities, education and employment. It plays an important part in tackling social Testing & Inspection isolation and is especially important for older people and those with disability issues, but can also be a lifeline for younger people and families who lack their own transport. “We’re very lucky in Norfolk,” added Kate. “Many communities have a volunteer car scheme, a local community-run bus service or dial-a-ride scheme offering responsive and accessible travel option but we do need drivers and would urge anyone who feels they might be able to White Thorns, Bernard Rd, High Kelling, Holt contribute to the wellbeing of others in their community to get in touch to see how they might be able to help.” Commercial operators often find rural routes uneconomic and in some areas of the county there are just no transport choices available. Some community transport schemes serve just one village, others provide extended Dial-A-Ride bus services across wider areas and others arrange social trips and days out. If you could help as a volunteer driver, or would just like to find out more about what might be involved, please visit or call 01362 698216.

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FRIDAY 27th January

WEDNESDAY 15th February

SATURDAY 28th January

THURSDAY 16th February

PRIZE & CASH BINGO at Weybourne Village Hall Doors open at 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. All proceeds to upkeep of Harry Dawson Playing Field.

HOLT WI MEETING at Holt Community Centre at 2.00pm. ‘Historic Road Milestones’ - Carol Haines. For more information please call 01263 713740.

BURNS NIGHT SUPPER at Sharrington Village Hall at 7.00pm. With a piper, traditional supper and dancing. BYO drinks. Tickets £13.00 pp. Booking essential on 01263 860613. In aid of All Saints Church. BURNS NIGHT SUPPER in Aylsham Town Hall at 7.30pm for 8.00pm. Traditional menu of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties followed by Cranachan. Scottish music and a ‘wee dram’ to toast the Haggis. Bar, tea and coffee will be served after the meal. Tickets £15.00 from the Town Council offices or 07519 361812. JUMBLE SALE at Holt Methodist Church 10.30am - 1.30pm New and second hand good quality clothing, books, bric-a-brac, raffle. Coffees, teas and light refreshments. Proceeds for Church facilities.

TUESDAY 31st January

BLAKENEY AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING at The Harbour Room, High Street, Blakeney at 7.30pm. Three Short Talks: Johnson Jex by Richard Jefferson, John Darby, surveyor of the Blakeney Haven Map by Diana Cooke, Another Oliver legacy by John Peake. For more info. visit

WEDNESDAY 1st February

MONTHLY QUIZ at Holt Sports & Social Club, Kelling Road, Holt at 7.30pm. Teams of up to 6 - £1.50 per person to include buffet. TOADWATCH MEETING in the Conservatory at the Feathers Hotel, Holt at 8.00pm. For more information please contact Su, 01263 710702; John 01263 713835 or John from Toadwatch 01603 812472 or visit SOCIAL GAMES EVENING at South Creake War Memorial Institute 7.00pm - 10.00pm Free entry so come and bring your friends and have a nice evening playing various table games. Refreshments. Raffle. Proceeds towards an emergency defibrillator for the village.

THURSDAY 2nd February

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK PANTO at Cley Village Hall at 8.00pm Performed by C.A.D.S. See advertisement on page 19.

FRIDAY 3rd February

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK PANTO at Cley Village Hall at 8.00pm Performed by C.A.D.S. See advertisement on page 19.

HOLT & DISTRICT DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP MONTHLY SPORTS SESSION at Holt Sports Centre, Kelling Road NR25 6TX 10.30am to Noon. Pool, Magnetic Darts, Table Tennis and Sitting Exercise. Refreshments will be available, donations welcome. Further info. 01263 710617 HOLT ‘THEN AND NOW’ &/OR ‘NORFOLK BORN AND BRED’ at Holt Library 11.00am to 12.00noon. With Andrew Pointen (local estate agent). Free but donations welcome. Refreshments available. Booking advisable on 01263 712202, as limited space. AN ILLUSTRATED TALK at Cley Village Hall at 7.30pm An Artist in the Natural World, by Bruce Pearson. Presented by Norfolk Wildlife Trust and Cley Bird Club. £2.00 members of either, £3.00 non-members including refreshments. No need to book, just come along.

FRIDAY 17th February

TALK ON LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY at High Kelling Village Hall at 2.00pm. Local solicitor Mark Foley will talk about lasting powers of attorney, finances, health and welfare. Refreshments available. Free event. Further info - Mandy Woodland 07729 060347 or [email protected]

SATURDAY 18th February

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT FAIR at Holt Community Centre 10.00am 4.00pm ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WITH THE V8 ROCKETS at Frettenham Village Hall NR12 7NN 7.30pm till midnight Plus Big ‘K’ and ‘Rockin’ Ritchie’. Big dance floor, big car park. Raffle. Bar, food available. Only £5.00. All proceeds to Dereham Cancer Care. SILENT MOVIE - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA’ at St. Peter’s Church, Sheringham at 7.30pm. Free entry, no need to buy tickets in advance, with retiring collection (recommended minimum donation £8.00). In aid of Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society. JIGSAW DAY at The Copeman Centre, Briston NR24 2LG at 11.00am. Come along to exchange jigsaws. Free entry, refreshments/lunches for sale. Further details from Anne on 01263 861004.

SUNDAY 19th February

SATURDAY 4th February

CAR BOOT AND TABLE TOP SALE at Copeman Centre, Briston NR24 2LG Setting up from 8.00am, public entry from 9.00am - 12.00noon. Refreshments available. Pitches/tables £6.00, advance booking £5.00. Phone Jean on 01263 860476. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK PANTO at Cley Village Hall at 3.00pm and 8.00pm Performed by C.A.D.S. See advertisement on page 19. DANCE at Holt Community Centre at 7.30pm. Bar from 7.00pm. QUIZ NIGHT at Great Snoring Social Club at 8.00pm. In aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance. £1.00 per person. Bar, raffle, snacks. Run as a league, so only kudos of winning! Fun and finger food. All welcome. For further details contact 01328 820620.

SNOWDROP SUNDAY at Thorpe Market Church from 1.00pm Free entry to beautiful churchyard, warm church. Delicious homemade cakes and hot drinks. Well stocked used book stall. ‘THE LIGHTERS’ LIVE at Holt Community Centre 2.30pm - 5.00pm Blues, Western, Soul, Rock. Free entry, bar open. WEYBOURNE FOLK CLUB at the Maltings Hotel,Weybourne 3.00pm until 6.00pm. Singers, musicians, acoustic performers, dancers and audience all welcome. Join in or just listen. It’s free. More information from Tony Baylis 01263 588781 or [email protected]

MONDAY 20th February

HOLT FLOWER CLUB AGM at Holt Community Centre at 7.30pm.

SUNDAY 5th February

WEDNESDAY 22nd February

FRIDAY 10th February

THURSDAY 23rd February

GLAVEN SINGS GOSPEL at St Nicholas Church, Blakeney NR25 7UE at 6.30pm. Join us for one hour of singing favourite Gospel and Spiritual songs. Leader: Claude Scott. Soloists: Steve Benson and Meg Starling. This is a FREE event. Children and families welcome. SNOWDROP SUNDAY at Thorpe Market Church from 1.00pm Free entry to beautiful churchyard, warm church. Delicious homemade cakes and hot drinks. Well stocked used book stall. SERVICE FOR CANDLEMAS at All Saints Church, Upper Sheringham at 4.00pm Led by the Kelling Consort of Singers.

JAZZ NIGHT at Byfords, 1-3 Shirehall Plain, Holt Dinner? Drinks? Come along and soak up the atmosphere. Music starts at 7.30pm. No cover charge. Bookings advisable. Telephone 01263 711400 COFFEE MORNING at South Creake War Memorial Institute 10.30am - 12.00noon. See old friends, meet new ones for a chat. Tea, coffee and cakes/ biscuits will be available. Cake, plants, books and greeting card stalls. Raffle. Proceeds towards an emergency defibrillator for the village. BINGO NIGHT at South Creake War Memorial Institute 7.00pm - 10.00pm £6.00 pp for 11 games. Refreshments, raffle. In aid of pavilion funds.

MONTHLY QUIZ at Holt Community Centre at 7.30pm Teams of 3-5. Entrance fee of £3.00, which includes refreshments. Bar.

DIABETES UK NORTH NORFOLK GROUP MEETING at Cromer Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm. Guest speaker with latest news, Kamini Shah, Senior Research Officer from Diabetes UK. Further information from Jackie or David on 01692 405492 or

SATURDAY 11th February

FALCON CONCERT BY THE CITY OF LONDON SINFONIA at St Andrew’s Church, Holt at 7.30 pm. Tickets £15.00 adults, £12.00 children from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office 01263 822347 MOSTLY CHOCOLATE COFFEE MORNING at St. Andrew’s Church East Runton 10.00am - Noon. Homemade cakes, raffle and much more!

SUNDAY 12th February

SNOWDROP SUNDAY at Thorpe Market Church from 1.00pm Free entry to beautiful churchyard, warm church. Delicious homemade cakes and hot drinks. Well stocked used book stall.

MONDAY 13th February

FAKENHAM LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY MEETING at Hempton Church Hall at 7.30pm 10 years of Docking History Group - Paul Hewitt

email: [email protected]

Let everybody know about your forthcoming event. Basic details of one-off events for charities and local good causes will be entered free. A small charge will be made for commercial events or if a boxed advertisement is required. Please e-mail details to [email protected] or leave them in the Holt Chronicle collection box inside Feeney's Newsagents, Market Place, Holt. Did you know .... that there are a variety of organisations, clubs, societies and groups for all ages in the North Norfolk area that meet regularly? For further details of what is available please visit our ‘Regular Events’ section on our website If you have a regular event that you would like us to add to our website please email the details to us at [email protected]


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Appearing at Swanton Novers Village Hall


(from the duo Show of Hands)

Just a few weeks before he plays at the Albert Hall Saturday 4th March 2017, 7.30pm Tickets £18.00 available on 01263 860573 or [email protected]

High Kelling Village Hall

LADIES FASHION SHOW & POP UP SHOP Saturday 18th March 2017 Doors 6:00pm, show starts 6:30pm High Kelling Village Hall, Avenue Road, High Kelling, NR25 6RD


CADS (Cley Amateur Dramatic Society) Panto 2017 is a contemporary take on that old favourite, Jack and the Beanstalk. While sticking to the traditional storyline the Cley plot takes its usual meanderings through squabbling villagers, haughty gentry, impish youngsters and eccentric locals. Throughout all this there is a galaxy of songs belted out with CADS harmonic gusto. Does Daisy the cow deserve her fate, how scary is the giant, can Jack get and keep the treasure, do the locals get their come-uppance...? All will be revealed in the February show which starts on Thursday 2nd at 8.00pm in Cley Village Hall. Friday the 3rd is Charity Night in aid of Cley Village Hall (8.00pm start) and on Saturday there is a matinée at 3.00pm with the final performance that evening at 8.00pm. Tickets are £8.00 (adult) and £3.00 (children). Tickets are available from Made in Cley (01263 740134) or online at They can also be obtained on the night at the door. Refreshments are served at all performances and there is a bar each evening. See you there!

Tickets: £5

Charity raffle: FABULOUS prizes to be won on the night! For tickets and more information please contact: Mandy - 07729060347 / [email protected]

EX HIGH STREET FASHION AT 50% OR MORE OFF *Brands subject to availability



The AA have warned that anyone travelling in icy conditions should take a shovel, blankets/sleeping bag, extra clothing (including scarf, hat and gloves), 24 hour supply of food and water, de-icer, rock salt, torch, spare battery, petrol can, first aid kit and jump leads. I felt like a right twit on that bus!



For up to date information of latest releases please see HOLT COMMUNITY CENTRE (01263 713427)

Thursday 2nd February IL TROVATORE Opera at 7.15pm Recorded Booked tickets £12.50, on the door £15.00 Wednesday 8th February WOOLF WORKS Ballet at 7.15pm LIVE Booked tickets £12.50, on the door £15.00

BODHAM FILM CLUB at The Village Hall (01263 588122)

Wednesday 8th February at 7.00pm EIGHT DAYS A WEEK (12A) Wednesday 22nd February at 7.00pm BRIDGET JONES’S BABY (15)


Saturday 18th February at 7.30pm HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (12A) Tickets £4.50 from 01263 860257, Parker’s Garage or on the door. Bar, cool ices, posh pop, filter coffee. New comfy chairs.



Saturday 28th January 7.30pm BEN-HUR (12A) Tuesday 7th February 7.30pm UNITED KINGDOM (12A) Saturday 11th February 7.30pm A STREET CAT NAMED BOB (12A)


Cley Village Hall


Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1RB Tuesday 31st January 7.15pm ‘Il Trovatore’ Verdi ROH Thursday 2nd February 7.00pm NT Live ‘Amadeus’ (Peter Schaffer) (12A) Sunday 5th February 3.00pm BOLSHOI ‘Swan Lake’ (Tchaikovsky) Wednesday 8th February 7.15pm ‘Woolf Works’ ROH (ballet)


MADE in CLEY 01263 740134 Online at Also at the DOOR Refreshments all Performances Bar Each Night


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Just a thought....

EMPLOYERS ~ Looking for local employees? Then call Caroline on 01263 712177 to advertise here

The wise man has long ears and a short tongue. German Proverb


Chairman’s Chat: 2017 - so what’s your resolution then: ‘dry January’? Don’t tell me you’ve fallen off the wagon already. I’ve always thought ‘dry February’ a better idea - shorter month. Less sugar, more exercise? Well, here’s a brand new idea for you, whatever your age (over 35) or state of fitness: ‘Walking Football’. That’ll help to use up those spare calories! It’s a growing sport, played in many areas of the country. We want to introduce it here. But we NEED YOUR PARTICIPATION. We aim to involve as many of you, men and women, as want to take part, as often as you wish to play. You don’t need to be particularly fit or to sport any special clothing. The rules of the game are minimal, designed to make it as safe and enjoyable as possible. Negotiations are under way to arrange for a smallish pitch to be available locally and we hope to have everything ready for kick-off by the middle of March. So, here’s an easy resolution for you to add to your list. Just contact the Centre (01263 713427) saying you are interested in Walking Football. Leave your contact details, email or phone number, for us to get back to you with information about times and venue and we will do the rest. To add to your enjoyment this year, please keep a keen eye on the Centre’s ‘Forthcoming Events’ and ‘Screenings’ in the Chronicle to make sure you don’t miss anything on offer: dances, quizzes, fairs, club AGMs and films, to name just a few. One such is the re-appearance of our live duo, ‘The Lighters’, for another ‘Soothing Sunday’ of easy-listening music on 19th February from 2.30pm to 5.00pm. Entrance is free, the bar will be open; what better way to ease out the stresses of the week? See you there! Martin Holt Community Centre Cinema and Quiz: ‘Eddie the Eagle’ didn’t attract many to the Centre in December but we hope more of you will enjoy our film in February. Our first monthly quiz this year in the Centre will be on Friday 10th February with teams of 3-5. There is an entrance fee of £3.00, which includes refreshments and the bar will be open. If you are able to tell me you are coming in advance it would be helpful, so please call 01263 710779. June Clarke, Cinema and Quiz Organiser.

We are looking for someone to join our friendly team in HOUSEKEEPING. No previous experience necessary as full training will be given. For these or other career opportunities please telephone Patricia Crawford on 01263 740797 or send your CV to [email protected] Established 1993

Extra Hands

Providers of Home Care in Norfolk Thinking of a career in Social Care? Why not join our award winning team This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and be at the forefront in assisting us in the delivery of Homecare in your area. Good rates of pay including travel time and enhancements for evenings and weekends Various hours available Paid training with the opportunity to gain further qualifications Opportunity to progress through the organisation Enhanced holiday entitlement Paid mileage Free DBS (CRB) check and uniforms If you are interested in a position please call us on the numbers below or visit the website.

North Norfolk Area: 01263 712686 Broadland Area: 01603 898623 West Norfolk Area: 01485 570611


If Mars had earthquakes would they be called marsquakes? Why do people never say ‘it’s only a game’ when they’re winning? Do you yawn in your sleep? Do Chinese people get English sayings tattooed on their bodies? Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food? Can you plan a surprise birthday party for a psychic? If you speak only one language, are you lingual? Why are all of the Harry Potter spells in Latin if they’re English? Why do they call them ‘Free Gifts’? Aren’t all gifts free? If one man says, ‘it was an uphill battle’, and another says, ‘it went downhill from there’, how could they both be having troubles? email: [email protected]


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01263 712835 Fakenham 01328 863231 | Holt | Hunstanton 01485 524166 King’s Lynn 01553 778900 Sheringham 01263 825959 | Wells 01328 710210

Two bids supported by North Norfolk District Council to fund ‘Coastal Community Teams’ have been given the green light by Government. The successful bids for Sheringham and Blakeney Channel will receive £10,000 each from Government and become part of a nationwide network of Coastal Community Teams. The announcement brings the total number of Coastal Community Teams to four in North Norfolk. Back in 2015 CCT funding was approved for Wells-next-the-Sea and the ‘Deep History Coast’ (Weybourne to Cart Gap - centred on Cromer). The bid for Blakeney is a consortium of local organisations primarily concerned with addressing the navigation of the Channel. The Sheringham bid is for a wide range of community organisations to work together to develop innovative ways of maintaining the vitality of the town centre. In Sheringham, the money for the Coastal Community Team will be used to develop ideas to help keep the town centre and the seafront vibrant and attractive, for example by exploring options for improving lighting on the promenade and possible measures to better accommodate pedestrians in the town centre. The Sheringham Coastal Community Team will involve Sheringham Town Council, Sheringham Chamber of Trade and Commerce and Norfolk County Council. In Blakeney the grant will be used to develop a plan for the management of the marine waters inland of Blakeney Point. The first stage of the project will be to develop an Economic Plan, which has to be submitted to the Department by 31st March 2017. The Blakeney team is keen to involve stakeholders and other interested parties of the local community in this project. The Team membership and structure is currently being developed, with an initial public meeting planned for 21st February in order to communicate the objectives of the project and to invite comments and volunteers. The Team plans to communicate further details of this project once the membership of the Team has been formed and following feedback from the community. The Coastal Community Team initiative is to provide a catalyst for local people to get together to address the needs of their areas and help improve local economic prospects. North Norfolk District Council is happy to support these new teams, to provide help and advice and further assistance in applying for further funding to help put the ideas into action. Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Leader of North Norfolk District Council said: “Sheringham and Blakeney are great locations. North Norfolk has fantastic towns and coastline and has such a lot to offer residents and tourists alike. These grants will help Sheringham and Blakeney to develop new projects and schemes which will benefit the economy of the area.”

∙ Family Law

∙ Property & Planning

∙ Powers of Attorney

∙ Agriculture

∙ Wills & Probate

∙ Business Services

∙ Tax Planning

∙ Employment Law

∙ Elderly Client Services

∙ Dispute Resolution




Feeney’s Newsagents 27 Market Place HOLT

Tel: 01263 713547

Bellisima Beauty Boutique 01263 710071

February Special Offers Hot Wax Bikini Line £10.00 save £5.00 Luxury Get Fresh Manicure 1 hour luxury manicure treatment including heated mitt treatment and specialist CND varnish £15.00 save £8.00 23a Market Place, Holt NR25 6BE


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F.I.M.I.T. M.P.T.A.

OLD AUDIO HI-FI SYSTEM OR SEPARATES, Record Player, Amp, Cd, Speakers or parts etc, Valve Radios, Valve equipment, Radio parts and Valves - Used/Unused for Collector. Also unwanted record collections. 07979 384246

Pianoforte Tuning & Reconditioning

26 St Andrews Close Holt NR25 6EL Email: [email protected] Tel: 01263 713325 Mobile: 07713 337168 Tuning pianos since 1978

MOTORCYCLES, SCOOTERS, MOPEDS Japanese, British bikes etc. Anything considered, any condition, MOT failures, non-runners etc. 07811 574822

Veronica Jones DIP.MUS

Lengths of galvanised SCAFFOLDING TUBE 01263 837569 or 07776 032586


All ages welcome Based in my home music room in Bodham

BABY GRAND or GRAND PIANO any condition. 01263 713616

Please phone 01263 588322 or 07790 207296




at Holt Youth Centre, Old Station Way, Holt. NR25 6DH

Cost £10.00 per month


All proceeds to Holt Youth Centre Apply to Mrs. M. Sibson Holt Youth Centre 01263 710918

Secure good quality storage/workshop Approx. 1700 sq ft plus mezzanine

Good access/parking £575 pcm excl. Contact Julie Brown 01263 577447 or 07879 773832


Panasonic 26” LCD TV Model TX-L26X10B. Freeview, HD ready, Viera Link £45.00 Autosock, Size 645 SNOW SOCKS, (Bought for Audi A3, now sold) Unused, will fit variety of tyre sizes, please check listing on Autosock website £35.00 Dyson DC01 upright bagless VACUUM CLEANER Full working order, new drive belt and filters fitted, complete with usual attachments, plus 2 extra tools, packs of filters and 2 x spare drive belts and instruction book £20.00 01263 768253

ITEMS FOR SALE This space could be used to sell your unwanted goods and make you some money. If you’ve got something to sell, LET EVERYBODY KNOW. Just e-mail your FOR SALE items to: [email protected] or leave the details in The Holt Chronicle collection box in Feeney's Newsagents, Holt and we will advertise it for you FREE OF CHARGE if the item is for £300.00 or less. Items above this amount, or if you would like to include a photograph, will incur a charge. Please contact Caroline on 01263 712177 for further details.

Two single MATTRESSES. 3ft by 6ft 6ins. German, pure new wool, excellent, clean condition. Always used with mattress protectors (included) £30.00 each or £50.00 the pair. Superb HI-FI SPEAKERS. Mordaunt Short for shelf or stand. Black ash cabinets, excellent sound £40.00 01263 587465


2011 WHITE CITROEN C1 VTR+ Low mileage, lady owner, clean, non-smoker, no children or pets. £20 per year road tax. MOT end September 2017. A service will be included with purchase, next MOT test will be paid for. Sale due to further disability. First to see will buy! £4,250.00 01263 837569

3 seater CONSERVATORY SOFA pale coffee coloured. 2 back and 2 seat cushions, all with zips for dry-cleaning. 78”W, 40”D and 32”H. Small marks on back of one of the back cushions but otherwise in excellent condition £95.00 01263 710117


CROCHET HOOK SET (Pony Easy Grip) brand new. Soft, easy grip handles Sizes 2mm - 6mm £8.00 Elemis Pro-Radiance CREAM CLEANSER (200ml), brand new £15.00 Elemis Biotec SKIN ENERGISING SYSTEM. A luxurious skin care system cleanses, hydrates, energises, anti-ageing, cleanser, day cream, night cream. Retails at £179.00 brand new in boxes £95.00 CHILDREN’S DVD’S 6 x Scooby-Doo, Walt Disney Jasmine’s Enchanted Tales, Walt Disney Sleeping Beauty, Happy Feet, Tom & Jerry Tales (12 Cartoons), Mr Benn The Complete Series, Peppa Pig Muddy Puddles and Other Stories, Disney High School Musical, Disney Hannah Montana £1.00 each LIBERATORS OVER NORWICH The 458th Bomb Group (H), 8th USAAF at Horsham St Faith 1944-1945 brand new hard back book. WW2, local Air Force and military history £20.00 Max Factor FACE FINITY ALL DAY PRIMER 30ml (Extends the wear of foundation) SPF20, brand new sealed £5.00 Max Factor Colour Elixir LIP GLOSS Captivating Ruby, brand new sealed £4.00 01328 830698

Model Daytona XLR MOBILITY SCOOTER from careco uk. 4 or 8mph, hardly used, registered for road use. £750.00 01263 711788 WATER PUMP Clarke pump, model PW2 6.5 hp 4 stroke, mint condition, complete with pipes. Only used half dozen times £200.00ono SPRING TINES To fit Golden Pheasant hay tedder. New not been used. Offers SHEEP EQUIPMENT 2 x leather sheep halters with leads and 1 rope halter, 5 x sheep crooks, ear tatoo pliers with letters/numbers/ink. Offers CATTLE EQUIPMENT 1 x rope halter,1 x neck chain adjustable, ear tag pliers, rubber ring pliers. Offers PIG EQUIPMENT Pig slap marker with ink pad. Offers ELECTRONIC FENCE UNIT for sheep/cattle. Offers MILKING EQUIPMENT Milking container with cluster. Offers 2 x wooden HAY/GRASS RACKS 30in wide heads, wooden peg type, good condition. Offers 3 x small round PARAFFIN HEATERS. Offers Wooden cabinet VIVARIUM 92cm x 45cm x 42cm high, sliding glass front, no lights/heater. Offers 01263 860601

Robust and hard wearing, fully fitted Audi A3 back seat CAR SEAT COVER. FREE to collector. 01263 710657

Silver Beko under counter FRIDGE Model UL584APS, A+ 130 Ltr. Retail price £150.00, used but in very good condition £60.00 01263 710726

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All in One Canon PIXMA MG3150 PRINTER. White complete with ink in situ and one new black ink and one new coloured ink. vgc £60.00 01328 830886


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If you are interested in taking part in a series of Craft/Gift Fairs in Holt please call Barbara on 07742 068790.

Terry Dene ‘Start Movin’ 45RPM SINGLE, poor condition £5.00 Haynes MORRIS MARINA MANUAL. All models MK2 1098CC 1275CC. Pair Morris Marina CAR DOOR MIRRORS. Marina/Toledo drivers DOOR HANDLE & KEY etc. Set of 5 IGNITION LEADS +12V COIL. ALTERNATER to fit Leyland type £35.00 the lot Maestro KING PINS £15.00 3 WAY STEPS and VARIOUS TOOL BOXES £35.00 Electric, 2 wheeled, bagless, hand-held nozzle, VACUUM CLEANER £5.00 3 strong tubular steel STACKING CHAIRS, fabric seats £10.00 2 different length GARDEN LONG REACH SECATAURS £30.00 01263 710067

ITEMS FOR SALE Cont. Richa Aqua MOTORCYCLE BOOTS size 44, 9-9½. Worn once £45.00 Textile MOTORCYCLE JACKET 2XL £15.00 Shimano Alivio CARP ROD & F/S REEL £20.00 Carp LANDING NET and handle £10.00 Carp SCALES & WEIGH SLING £10.00 Shimano SEAT BOX £10.00 01263 588738 or 07787 117360

Cosetto PUSHCHAIR/PRAM, clean £10.00 01328 878927

Blue patterned Parker Knoll WING CHAIR. Old but in good shape. Offers. Large TABLE LAMP. Stand 24”. Shade white & blue 15”. Offers. 01263 712554 Buyer collects

Vispring Baronet superb deluxe SINGLE MATTRESS. Recent purchase £800.00. As new £150.00 07974 946948 Buyer collects

Wedgwood ‘Country Days’ COLLECTORS PLATES. Limited edition, set of 16, in new condition with original paperwork £10.00 each ovno 01603 879707 (Cawston)

Hoover Senior upright VACUUM CLEANER with spare bags, in excellent condition £35.00 01263 711157

Antique Bergere Seat BEDROOM CHAIR, late Victorian £10.00 01263 710616 (after 6.00pm)


Used KITCHEN including 16 hardwood doors, 2 Carron Phoenix black sinks, 1 white Creda double built in oven. Offers. 01263 731213

What a wonderful time we all had in the run up to Christmas. We had meals out, we went to Sheringham to the Christmas Tree Festival, we went on a trip one evening to see the wonderful Christmas lights in Holt and the surrounding areas, we went to a lovely Christmas play put on by the young children at Briston Nursery School and we also had lots of entertainment at the Centre. As you can see, we do not sit around all day; we like to get out and about and already this year we are planning on doing lots of exciting things! I am sure there are lots of you out there who would like to be joining in the fun, so why not give us a call on the telephone number below and have a chat to us? How about booking a ‘taster’ session with us? You don’t have to be lonely, or in need of care or live on your own (couples are welcome), but if you are of retirement age and would like to give us a try, just telephone either Dorothy or Carol on a Monday or Thursday between 9.30am and 2.30pm on 01263 861120 and we can tell you all about our wonderful centre and the multitude of lovely things we get up to!

Solid walnut DINING ROOM TABLE AND SIX CHAIRS. Beautiful condition £100.00 07717 615022 Ninendo Wii FIT PLUS complete with balance board including fit plus + Black adjustable OFFICE CHAIR good condition £15.00 COMPUTER/OFFICE DESK with printer shelf, light beech colour 3’10”W x 2’ D x 2’7”H £15.00 01263 713454 Dancing on Broadway games £40.00 Terry EXERCISE BIKE vgc £20.00 Prado Kesham Supreme RUG 100% wool 1.6m x 2.3m pattern cream vgc £60.00 01263 711680 New unused blank CD DISCS. 25 x Philips CD-RW and 18 x Asda CD-R discs £10.00 the lot 07717 160783 (Holt) Beautiful retro ercol TABLE AND 4 DINING CHAIRS. Natural elm table top with beautiful curves and painted in a soft blue/grey F&B Mizzle underneath £300.00 Ercol 2 SEATER SOFA FRAME, no cushions £90.00 01263 588682 or 07856 240568

THE HOLT CHRONICLE ~ 01263 712177

Tall STANDARD LAMP AND SHADE vgc £20.00 Wooden PATIO TABLE 5ft x 3ft, seat 6 £25.00 07796 425121 Buyer collects (Gresham)


Metal COMPUTER DESK with shelving for storage £15.00 Wesslo Cadence 55 digital TREADMILL £95.00 01263 711703 4 WHEELED WALKER with seat £30.00ovno 01263 860606

Keep your right to a vote

More than 2,500 people defined as ‘long-term absent voters’ will receive letters later this month from North Norfolk District Council asking them to return a form showing their fresh signature. The letters, were sent out from 19th January to postal voters and anyone who has a postal proxy vote, whose signatures have been held for more than five years and not updated in that time. Anyone in this category who wants to remain an ‘absent voter’ will need to send in a new signature. Returning the completed form by 2nd March will ensure absent voters remain eligible to vote by post in future elections. However, reminder notices will be sent to those who have not returned their form by 9th February. If the deadline of 2nd March is missed, their right to an absent vote will be removed and they will be required to complete a new absent voter application form if they wish to vote by post in the future. Anyone with concerns about the process should contact Electoral Services at [email protected] or by telephone on 01263 516046.

New, HP Deskjet 3630 all-in-one wireless PRINTER. Instructions and CD included. Compatible with Windows 7 to 10, Vista, XP £30.00ono 01263 740082 Large, good quality, farmhouse pine TABLE 7’ x 3’ £300.00ono 8 lightwood CHAIRS with black ‘leather-look’ padded seats, gc £150.00 01263 741118 Hotpoint chest FREEZER Pat tested, W92.5 x D65.5 x H83cm. £50.00 Cream 3 seater leather SOFA, must be seen £60.00 Hoover Infinity TUMBLE DRYER 8kg, 6 months old £125.00 07899 881782 Large black cast iron FIRE BASKET. H 53 x W 55 x D 30cm £50.00 COAL SCUTTLE £5.00 01263 715898 New, Debenhams black, fur lined, suede, LADIES COAT size 12. Cost £220.00, will accept £100.00 01362 680063 Brass 4ft 6ins HEADBOARD excellent condition £25.00 01263 711788


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PJ Electrics


Priory Cottage 8 Langham Road Binham Fakenham. NR21 0DW

Quizzical Probus!

For their December meeting members of the Fakenham Men’s Probus Club entered into the Christmas spirit with a light-hearted quiz under auspices of the quizmaster Derek Scott. This was followed by a Christmas lunch. The picture shows the winner Eddie Ruthven and the runner up Paul Blackmore with their bottle of wine prizes. Also in the picture is the President Reg Hutchison, the quizmaster Derek Scott and the two raffle winners Barry Barnes and John Tuck. The Fakenham Mens’ Probus Club is a monthly lunch club for retired, semiretired and soon to be retired men from all walks of professional, business and executive life. The aim of the club is to provide new opportunities for friendship and fellowship amongst contemporaries; being particularly suitable for men who have just retired and who are making the difficult transition from a busy working environment to a more relaxed way of life. The Club welcomes new members and anyone who would like further information about the club and how to join should contact the Membership Secretary Martin Shaw on 01328 862894.

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An introduction to Jewish Humour

On 5th January, members of the Holt and District Probus Club were entertained by Alex Bennett (below). Alex retired some years ago as an Accountant, but is well known locally as he was the Minister at Norwich Synagogue until a couple of years ago. Alex explained that he thought the particular brand of humour developed by Jews probably has much to do with the persecution endured over the centuries and perhaps a need to see an ironic and comic side to every adversity. Members were coaxed into fits of laughter as they were told one joke or story after another, all with that edge that is specially Jewish. Holt and District Probus Club meets at The Feathers, Holt, on the first Thursday in every month and enquiries about membership (or a trial visit, visitors are most welcome) should be made to Secretary Alan Holmes on 01263 710782.

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LOCAL FORTHCOMING FOOTBALL FIXTURES (subject to alteration) 28 Jan

1. Which club did Norwich City’s Martin Olsson join earlier this month? 2. For which country does Manchester City’s Yaya Touré play? 3. Which two club’s grounds are called St. James Park? 4. Which ex-Spurs player joined West Brom from Hull City recently? 5. Who is pictured here? 6. Which ex Norwich City player and Lincoln City manager co-commentated on the Lincoln City vs Ipswich Town FA Cup tie recently? 7. Who are the present sponsors of the Eastern Counties League (formerly Jewsons and Ridgeons)? 8. How many Premiership clubs have had Portuguese managers? 9. Which four England managers previously made over 50 appearances for England as a player? 10. Who was the last English Manager to win the European Cup (Champions League)? The answer section can be found at the bottom of page 29.

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202. Charousek-Wollner Kaschau, 1893

203. Jorgensen-S.Andersen, Copenhagen, 2016

202. White to play and win.

203. White to play and win.


The internal club championships are still progressing, so lots of one to one games going on in the club room. This competition is divided into different levels to allow all players a chance to play and win! Too soon yet to predict the outcome though, towards the end of the season it can become frantic though as the players jostle for position and struggle to fit all of their games around the team and county schedules and commitments. In December the club held its Christmas party, a mini tournament open to all. There were three sections arranged by grade. The Fischer section was closely contested; the winner was Justin Singh with 5½/6, Heather Enid Wells was runner up. The Tal section finished with Tony Arnold and Robert Smith tied on 4/6. A game played under Armageddon rules gave first place to Tony. The Capablanca section was won convincingly by Ken McEwan, 7½/8, with Paul Badger and Roy Hughes equal second. Congratulations must also go to two of our Junior members for their recent tournament successes. Preethi Saravanan won the U-13 section of the Norfolk and Norwich Rapidplay and Darcy Pashley was second equal in the U-10 section. Broadland Chess Club, as always, welcomes new members and visitors to the club. We meet at the Kings Head, Coltishall on Monday and Wednesday nights. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Solution to No. 202: the game ended 1.Rae1 Nc6 (1... Ne5 2.Bxe5 dxe5 3.Qxe5 is still murderous, and if 1... Nf2+ 2.Rxf2) 2.Qe8+! Rxe8 3.fxe8Q+ Bxe8 4.Bxd6 mate. Not one Queen sacrifice, but two! Then the mate by all of Her Majesty’s divided functions one R+B pair checking, the other pair guarding flight-squares. Surely a thing of beauty, and thereby a joy for ever. No. 203 also has a nice finish, with an overloaded black Q, Black having just blundered 24... Rde8. Difficulty 2. Solutions and comments to me at l6 Lime Grove, Sheringharn NR26 8NX, or e-mail to [email protected] Our General Editor likes chess copy three weeks ahead of time, so the prizewinners for 2016 and No. 201 will be announced next time.


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Gresham’s Sixth Form pupil, Toby Little has enjoyed a cracking start to 2017 after being selected as a member of the Great Britain Cadet Rifle Team, ‘The Athelings’. The Athelings (meaning ‘young noble’) is a team of 18 cadets selected from the best cadet forces from across the country. Toby has secured his place on the team for a month long tour to Canada in August 2017. Toby has enjoyed an exceptional twelve months in the small-bore range. He has recently been a member of the Gresham’s team which defended the British School Leagues for the eighth consecutive term. He was involved with the Gresham’s team that won the British Schools Team of VIII competition and is also into the final, with his team mates, in the National Team Handicap Competition, which they hope to defend for the third consecutive year. Toby is also the current British Under 16 Small-Bore champion. A delighted Toby, who was selected from more than 1000 competitors at the National Rifle Association’s Imperial Meeting, said: “I am really pleased with my selection and I am really happy to have made my family proud. I am looking forward to meeting the team and spending the time in Canada.” Gresham’s Master of Shooting, Freddie Grounds, added: “This is a wonderful achievement for Toby and it is a deserving reward for the dedication and the many hours of training he has put in since he first joined the Rifle Club in 2013. In the last year or so, Toby has really started to show his true ability and he has never really looked back since his outstanding performance at the 2016 NRA Imperial Meeting. Toby continues to improve all the time and is certainly one of the top shots in the country for his age group and his name is now up there with the very best shots that Gresham’s has produced over the years.” Toby follows in the footsteps of an impressive number of former pupils who have been selected to the join prestigious team. Gresham’s has seen no less than 18 pupils represent the Athelings during the course of the last ten years, an amazing achievement in itself.


Members of the North Norfolk Photographic Society were given the opportunity to see the work of one of their members on 4th January. Howard Denner (left) was a senior scientific civil servant who retired early to follow his passion for music by becoming a free-lance photographer, specialising in live gigs. Howard soon discovered that to be allowed to take photographs close to the performers, he needed a press pass and that to get a press pass he needed to be accredited as a member of a photo agency, and that such accreditation required submission of a portfolio of pictures deemed good enough by the agency, which he duly did. Howard’s retirement career then took him to every venue imaginable, from rooms over pubs to Glastonbury to the O2 arena and taking ‘action’ photographs of such as Larry Adler, Stephane Grapelli, Tina Turner, Madonna, Cher (right), Meat Loaf (below) and Mick Jagger and scores of jazz musicians. One noticeable feature was Howard’s remarkable ability to instantly identify scores of these performers, many really famous and some not so well known but he gave names to all of them. Howard told members that accredited photographers were usually only allowed to be in position for 10 or 15 minutes during the first three songs in a public performance. After that they were ‘kicked out’ and if they had not got the pictures they needed that was just too bad. Meetings of the North Norfolk Photographic Society are normally held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month at the Holt Community Centre. For further details please contact the club Secretary, Judith Wells at [email protected]


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FIT TOGETHER ACTIVITIES The Local Pick Up Point for the full Fit Together programme is Holt Library.

Tuesdays: Tea Dance 2.00pm - 4.00pm at The Copeman Centre, Briston NR24 2LG. £2.00 including refreshments. No booking necessary. Wednesdays: Norfolk and Western Line Dance 1.30pm - 4.00pm at St Andrews Church Hall, Holt NR25 6BB. For more info - 01263 715533. Wednesdays: Circuit Training for Older Adults 3.30pm - 4.30pm at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 58 Cromer Road, Sheringham NR26 8RT. Booking essential 07766 259999. Cost £2.50. Thursdays: Badminton 1.00pm - 3.00pm at Gresham Village Hall. Booking essential - 07917 596797, cost £1.75 p/hour. Walks: Please arrive 20 minutes early if you are new to Fit Together. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07766 259999. Thursday 2nd February 10.30am, Binham Priory, 3 miles. Meet at Binham Village Memorial Hall, Warham Rd, Binham. Wednesday 8th February 10.30am, Blakeney, 2.7 miles. Meet Blakeney Village Hall car park. Wednesday 15th February 11.00am, Briston, 3 miles. Meet at Briston Playing Field car park on Stone Beck Lane, off Hall Street. Tuesday 21st February 11.00am, Salthouse Heath, 3.75 miles. Meet at the green outside The Dun Cow, Salthouse.

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.


We have been told that it is too easy to look at the answers to this issue’s quiz without giving the questions enough thought! For this reason we are now reverting to our original way of giving the answers to the quiz, which is to publish them in our next issue. Enjoy the quiz!


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Cromer & Sheringham Brass Band and all the staff at Santander, Holt would like to thank the public for their generosity and support of the Christmas carol street collection that took place in Holt on the morning of Thursday 22nd December. The event incurred no expenses and so a tremendous total of £188.86 was raised, which will be shared equally between the ‘Santander Foundation’ and the Cromer & Sheringham Brass Band funds. Throughout 2016 all donations received by the ‘Santander Foundation’ were matched by Santander UK as part of ‘The Discovery Project’ and distributed between Age UK and Barnardos. Ben Little

Detectives are appealing for information following a burglary in Jubilee Lane in Cromer. The incident happened on Saturday 7th January between 6.45am and 5.20pm when suspect(s) broke into a property on the White House Estate after forcing a kitchen window. Once inside suspect(s) stole £300 in coins along with gold and silver collectible coins. This includes eight Sovereign gold coins in a leather holder and silver spoons. Also stolen was an antique silver pin cushion in the shape of a boot with a blue covered cushion. Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have information concerning the incident or has been offered antique items for sale. Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Kevin Maskell at Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


More than 2,600 people were breathalysed in Norfolk and Suffolk during the Christmas drink drive campaign with 224 drivers failing. The month-long campaign, launched on 1st December, targeted drivers getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Additional patrols and roadside checks were carried out with Norfolk having a 6.2% fail rate while Suffolk’s was 10.7%. In Norfolk 1,320 tests were carried out (424 following collisions) with 82 drivers providing positive readings (61 male and 21 female). Thirtyfive drivers failed drug tests (32 male and 3 female). In Suffolk 1,329 tests were carried out (450 following collisions) with 142 drivers providing positive readings (122 male and 20 female). Forty-three drivers failed drug tests (37 male and 6 female). Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of the joint Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, said: “It’s always disappointing to see that people are still prepared to take the risk and get behind the wheel under the influence of drink or drugs, although it is a minority. Dozens of people caught during the campaign would have started 2017 with a minimum 12 to 18 month driving ban, which will have massive implications on their professional and social lives. We target drink drivers all-year round and my plea to motorists considering getting behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs is don’t, it’s simply not worth the risk.” During the 2015 campaign 3,349 drivers were tested with 262 drivers providing positive readings in total for both counties. In Norfolk 1,429 tests were carried out with 90 drivers failing while in Suffolk 1,920 tests were carried out with 172 drivers failing the test. Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green, said: “It is clear some drivers still don’t grasp the fact that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous and unacceptable and a selfish thing to do. I attach great importance as Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner to keeping our roads safe by closely working with Norfolk Police and partner agencies. It is just not worth the risk and should not be tolerated by the community. We all have a part to play in keeping our roads safe. Do yourself a favour, do everyone else a favour and don’t drive under the influence of drink or drugs and don’t let your friends or family do so.” Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said: “Every Christmas our message is the same and every year sadly there are still drivers that do not take heed, I find this extremely disappointing. It beggars belief that despite the obvious dangers, too many drivers still take to the road under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”


More true life experiences

A work colleague was having trouble with her computer. “I’ve got this picture of Ross Kemp on my screen and I can’t get rid of it,” she complained. “I’ve tried everything, even control-alt-delete.” I glanced at the screen. “Touch it,” I said. She moved the mouse about. “See? The cursor isn’t even showing up.” “No,” I replied,“not with the mouse.” She reached out a finger to the monitor. As she made contact, the picture someone had stuck over her screen fell off. My brother, who is rather mean, told me he’d taken a girl home in a taxi the night before. “She was so beautiful, I could hardly keep my eyes on the meter!” he enthused. When I was five, my dad gained brownie points from my mum for fixing a leak in the loft quickly and without grumbling. All was well ... until 20 years later, when the ceiling began to drip. My dad investigated and found the bucket he’d placed in the loft to catch the original  leak. After collecting drips of water for 20 years, it had finally overflowed. His DIY short cut was well and truly rumbled!

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Juke Range: URBAN 29.7-64.2mpg (9.5-4.4L/100km); EXTRA URBAN 46.3-74.3mpg (6.1-3.8L/100km); COMBINED 38.7-70.6mpg (7.3-4.0L/100km); CO2 emissions 172-104g/km. Qashqai Range: URBAN 37.2-67.3mpg (7.6-4.2L/100km); EXTRA URBAN 52.3-78.5mpg (5.4-3.6L/100km); COMBINED 47.1-74.3mpg (6.0-3.8L/100km); CO2 emissions 138-99g/km. Juke Range: URBAN 29.7-64.2mpg (9.5-4.4L/100km); EXTRA URBAN 46.3-74.3mpg (6.1-3.8L/100km); COMBINED 38.7-70.6mpg (7.3-4.0L/100km); CO 2 emissions 172-104g/km. X-Trail Range: URBAN 34.9-49.6mpg (8.1-5.7L/100km); EXTRA URBAN 48.7-62.8mpg (5.5-4.5L/100km); COMBINED 44.1-57.6mpg (6.4-4.9L/100km); CO2 emissions 162-129g/km.

Qashqai Range: URBAN 37.2-67.3mpg (7.6-4.2L/100km); EXTRA URBAN 52.3-78.5mpg (5.4-3.6L/100km); COMBINED 47.1-74.3mpg (6.0-3.8L/100km); CO 2 emissions 138-99g/km. X-Trail Range: URBAN 34.9-49.6mpg (8.1-5.7L/100km); EXTRA URBAN 48.7-62.8mpg (5.5-4.5L/100km); COMBINED 44.1-57.6mpg (6.4-4.9L/100km); CO 2 emissions 162-129g/km.

Offer valid until 2 April 2017 at participating Dealers only and subject to vehicle availability. Finance provided by Nissan Finance, PO Box 149, Watford WD17 1FJ. Subject to status. Guarantees and Indemnities may be required. You must be at least 18 and a UK resident (excluding the Channel Islands). Terms and conditions apply, please visit or your local Dealer for full details. *NISSAN DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION OF £2,100 ON JUKE IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN TAKEN ON 3.99% APR PCP NISSAN FINANCE PRODUCT AND IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE JUKE N-VISION. **NISSAN DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION OF £2,250 ON QASHQAI IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN TAKEN ON 3.99% APR PCP NISSAN FINANCE PRODUCT AND IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE QASHQAI DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION £2,500 ON X-TRAIL IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN TAKEN by ONNissan 3.99%Finance, APR PCPPO NISSAN FINANCE PRODUCT AND IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE X-TRAIL N-VISION. shown with additional metallic paint Offer N-VISION. valid until †NISSAN 2 April 2017 at participating DealersOF only and subject to vehicle availability. Finance provided Box 149, Watford WD17 1FJ. Subject to status. Guarantees and Indemnities may Juke be required. You must be at least 18 and a at £575. Qashqai shown with additional metallic paint at £575. X-Trail shown with additional metallic paint at £575. Our Dealership introduces Customers to a limited number of finance providers including Nissan Finance. We may receive a commission from the finance UK resident theOffers Channel Islands). Terms and conditions apply, or your local full details. DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION OFand £2,100 ON JUKEMPG IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN TAKEN ON provider for the (excluding introduction. not available in conjunction with any please schemes other offers. Vehicle price includes first registration fee Dealer and 12 for months’ road *NISSAN fund licence. Always drive carefully attentively. figures are obtained from laboratory testing, in accordance with FINANCE 2004/3/EC and intended for comparisons between vehicles and**NISSAN may not reflect real driving results. equipment, maintenance, driving behaviour, road andAPR weather conditions may PRODUCT affect theAND official results.) Information 3.99% APR PCP NISSAN PRODUCT AND IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE JUKE N-VISION. DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION OF(Optional £2,250 ON QASHQAI IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN TAKEN ON 3.99% PCP NISSAN FINANCE IS ONLY AVAILABLE correct time of going to print. †NISSAN Model shots shown are for illustration purposes only. Nissan (GB) Ltd, TheTAKEN Rivers ON Office Park, Denham Way, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire ONat THE QASHQAI N-VISION. DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION OF £2,500 ON X-TRAIL IS ONLYMotor AVAILABLE WHEN 3.99% APR PCP NISSAN FINANCE PRODUCT AND IS ONLYWD3 9YS. AVAILABLE ON THE X-TRAIL N-VISION. Juke shown with additional metallic

paint at £575. Qashqai shown with additional metallic paint at £575. X-Trail shown with additional metallic paint at £575. Our Dealership introduces Customers to a limited number of finance providers including Nissan Finance. We may receive a commission from the finance provider for the introduction. Offers not available in conjunction with any schemes or other offers. Vehicle price includes first registration fee and 12 months’ road fund licence. Always drive carefully and attentively. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing, in accordance with 2004/3/EC and intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not reflect real driving results. (Optional equipment, maintenance, driving behaviour, road and weather conditions may affect the official results.) Information correct at time of going to print. Model shots shown are for illustration purposes only. Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, The Rivers Office Park, Denham Way, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 9YS.





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The Holt Chronicle Issue 368

27th January 2017

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The Holt Chronicle Issue 368

27th January 2017