VILLAGE HALL ACTIVITIES
All activities are listed in the Community Section of this magazine.
Any further details are featured in the website www.werehamvillagehall.co.uk and on the Facebook page Wereham Village Hall.
On Aug 7th, 16 members & friends left Stoke ferry on a Harrods mystery coach tour. Our first stop was at the Norfolk Broads town of Wroxham. Left to do our own thing, most people opted for a relaxing lunch sitting by the water, where we watched boats of all shapes & sizes enjoying their day on the Broads. After a bit of retail therapy, we all returned to the coach & travelled to our 2nd destination, which was Horning. Here we all boarded a Mississippi river boat called the Southern Comfort, for a trip up the river Bure. As we glided along past the beautiful riverside properties, the Captain pointed out places of interest, such as the lovely house once owned by Charles Kingsley, author of The Water Babies, and the Ferry Inn, which had been bombed by the Germans during the 2nd World war, because it was known as a favourite watering hole for pilots, including Douglas Bader.
Many properties are thatched, & the reeds are grown on the surrounding marshes, Norfolk reed for the main roof, & sedge grass for the crests. Houses are expensive to build as the land is soft, so they must be put onto oak pilings, which are driven 60-80ft into the ground. However, many are available as holiday lets, the most expensive being £3500 a week, but it does sleep 10 people.
There is a speed limit of 5mph on the water, to reduce wash. This is policed by the Broads Authority, who patrol the whole area.
There was also plenty of wildlife to see, including many swans & Egyptian & grey lag geese.
After turning round on Malthouse Broad, we cruised peacefully back to Horning, where our coach was waiting to take us home, arriving back in Stoke Ferry at 6pm. Everyone thanked Gillian Smith for organizing such a relaxing day.
Our Sept meeting will be a Jewellery workshop by Liz Murfitt.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH IN BOUGHTON CHURCH
AT 7.30 PM
Following a request from Boughton church members, Fincham
Chorus will perform a concert in Boughton church on Friday
13th September at 7.30 pm, in aid of church funds. They will
be performing 15 songs, of a mixed repertoire, some sacred
and others of a secular nature.
Entrance will be £5 per person -to include light refreshments.
contact 01366 500429 to reserve a seat.
Come along for an enjoyable evening!
DRAFT MINUTES OF THE WEST DEREHAM ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD AT WEST DEREHAM VILLAGE HALL AT 7.30 pm
ON WEDNESDAY 15 MAY 2019
PRESENT (Four Councillors):- Annie Barber (AB), Lorraine Hunt (LH), Paula Kellingray (PK) and Pam Walker
In attendance: Claire Cann (CC) Retiring Chair, Peter King, Parish Clerk, and 22 members of the public.
Cllr Jim McNeill (Vice Chair)
Cllr Daphne Clements
Cllr Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Cllr Trudy Mann
Cllr Gail Reeve
Cllr Janet Taylor
Helen Richardson (Parish Clerk and Financial Responsible Person)