Boughton Church Window Gary Trouton

Boughton News

November 2009

Monthly update from Boughton

Boughton through the Seasons ~ Calendars 2010

Congratulations to Peter Agate, his photograph of a jolly sunflower was chosen for the front cover of our 2010 calendar. Congratulations also to all other winners and a huge thank you to David Hennessy of the King's Lynn & District Camera Club for judging all 64 entries.

Our A4 calendars are now on sale at £8.00 each, please contact Angela on 501335 to place an order or view a sample. Calendars are limited so buy early to avoid disappointment.

The Boughton Village Caravan

Boughton Illuminations, Christmas Eve 2009

Weather permitting, the Boughton Illuminations will be out in their full glory this Christmas Eve. Any money raised will be donated to the Children's Hospice at Quidenham. Everything used on the night is donated by members of the village. If you would like to join in, Frank Reid or Angela Faherty would be happy to receive red wine for mulling, Satsuma's, mince pies and bags of chocolate gold coins. If anyone can also bring along Christmas foods from other countries and cultures, it would be greatly appreciated.

Susan George


3rd October 2009

I had loads of fun on the trip. We started off by going round the village on a trailer pulled by Geoff's tractor and we learnt a bit about the history of the village. Matthew and Ellen's mother, Helen, joined Geoff in telling us all about going to school in Boughton. There were two classrooms, most of the children went home for lunch and in the winter the children would skate on the pond. Art classes were sometimes taken sitting on the grass by the pond. Frank told us how his house was built using stones from a local disused abbey and over the years had been a Wheelwright, an abattoir and a pub! We also saw the site of the Boughton Ice House. During the winter, ice and snow would be taken into the ice house and packed with insulation, often straw or sawdust. It would remain frozen for many months, and be used to store perishable foods, to cool drinks, or allow ice-cream and sorbets to be prepared. It's amazing to think how many things that used to be in the village aren't here anymore.

After that we stopped off at Geoff's farm. We played on straw bales, saw the grain store and then we fed parsnips to the cows. The cows were absolutely lovely and very gentle. Lunch was next. We had Dockey sandwiches made of cheese, bread, tomatoes and onions. They got their name because farm workers used to eat them and for every minute they sat down and ate them the farmer would dock their pay. The tradition has died out now but you can still make Dockey sandwiches and you will be glad you did! All together it was a very enjoyable trip which I would be happy to do again. A big thank you to Geoff and Frank.

Eloise George

East Anglia's Children's Hospice Santa Run

Come and join members of The Boughton Village Caravan in raising much needed funds for EACH by running OR walking approx 2km (1 1/4 miles) around King's Lynn on Sunday 6th December 2009 at 11.00am.

EACH is a registered charity which relies on public support so please enter and raise as much sponsorship as you can (there is no minimum sponsorship, every little helps). There is an entry fee of £10 per adult/child over 14 years and £5 each child aged 13 years and under. The entry fee includes a 'one size fits all' Santa suit for the adults and children over 14 years and a Santa hat for the children aged 13 years and under.

Entry forms can be obtained from Angela on 501335 or you can register online at Our team name is the Boughton Santa's. Please register early as places are limited.

Pam Wakeling

Copyright remains with independent content providers where specified, including but not limited to Village Pump contributors. All rights reserved.