Boughton News – November

Church news
We celebrated Harvest Festival on September 27th and, as usual, the church was dressed up for the occasion with flowers and produce. Our church dresses well and we were blessed with a multitude of beautiful dahlias grown by David Cooper. Many thanks, David. The strange weather meant that we lacked the usual Michaelmas Daisies, but we found berries, acanthus and other plants to build up the display. Thanks to Sandy for her beautiful arrangements. We had asked for tins and packages, as the produce was going to the Foodbank in Downham Market. Some was safely hidden from the church mice overnight, but on the Sunday we had a good display. The service was taken by Barbara and the collection was in aid of Sand Dams, a charity which helps people in drier parts of the world to conserve fresh water for their daily use. Just over £136 was raised for this.
Norfolk Churches Cycle Ride
Mark and Sue Pogmore cycled for the church this year, visiting fourteen local churches and collecting £105 in sponsorship. As usual, half this will go to the Norfolk Churches Trust and half will be returned to All Saints’ Boughton. Well done, Mark and Sue, and many thanks.
Pam Wakeling

Boughton News – October

Saturday 29th August 2015
Boughton Village Pond Working Party

It was a cool fresh Bank Holiday morning when a handful of villagers assembled by the village pond, armed with an assortment of gardening tools ranging from secateurs to heavy duty loppers! The task was to tidy up the vegetation around the pond, and in particular cut back a large clump of bushes on the waters’ edge which had become overgrown. Following a quick discussion a plan of attack was agreed and the motley crew split into three groups, one tackling the overgrown bushes, another pruning and tidying up other assorted vegetation around the pond, and a third under the “captaincy” of Parish Council Chairman Tom Roberts, who set “sail” on the pond in a small rowing boat to enable Paul Coulton to spray the reed beds.
During the ensuing three hours an impressive two farm trailer-loads of prunings were loaded up and towed away by Geoff Procter, and there was even time for as short coffee break to devour home-made cake and survey their handiwork. It was not all plain sailing however, as Captn. Roberts’ boat took on water and the said captain had to come ashore sporting a very wet pair of breeches! The cutting back of the overgrown bushes also had to be curtailed slightly when a pigeons next was discovered containing two young chicks. This part of the bushes was left for a future date and once activity subsided the two parents were quick to return and feed their ravenous brood.
On behalf of the Parish Council and the residents of Boughton I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all who took part, and to the kind ladies who provided all the refreshments, not forgetting Geoff Procter for kindly providing the trailer and taking away all the debris.
If you missed out on the fun and would like to offer your services at the next clean up then keep you eyes on the Parish Noticeboard or in the Group 4 News.
Ian Davis – Boughton Parish Council.

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Boughton News – May

Boughton Cricket Club News April 2015
Boughton’s cricket season is here. And what a season it promises to be because we have made some big changes this year. We now have far more fixtures than ever before. We have new teams to play in Downham Market and Castle Rising. We have our old rivals in Jesus College, Gooderstone and East Rudham to defeat.
Even more excitingly, we have established a very small league with our friends at Gooderstone and East Rudham. All three Clubs will play each other twice and there will be a winner and some form of a cup and presentation/social event. Next year, we hope to entice one or two other teams to join us and form a good, old fashioned Sunday League.
We will also try to fit in a couple of exciting weekday evening BoughtonBash T20 matches during the early part of summer to add a bit of fun to the season.
We have our warm up indoor nets session on 12th April at Downham Market Sports Centre from 10am-12noon and our first and only warm up game is on 19th April at Mundford, starting at 2pm.
Our other fixtures are as follows:
19th April Mundford (A)
17th May Castle Rising (A)
31st May Downham Market (H)
7th June East Rudham (A)
14th June Castle Rising (H)
21st June Farcet Fen (H) [TBC]
12th July Gooderstone (A)
19th July Jesus College, Cambridge (A)
26th July Downham Market (A)
2nd August East Rudham (H)
23rd August Gooderstone (H)

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