Wereham Sign Gary Trouton

Wereham news

May 2011

A review of recent Wereham activities

Friends and Neighbours

We now hold our meetings on Friday. The time remains the same 2.00 until 4.00, tea and cake remain the same and activities available include, dominoes, darts, scrabble, playing cards, cribbage or just to chat. It would be good to welcome back previous members and also new members from Wereham and surrounding villages. Interested? Please come along, the welcome will be warm.


For those of you who have visited us on a Friday morning, you may recall seeing our carpeted area, which is quite large, for the smaller children to play on and the babies to lay. Now there is not much space left as we have more babies joining us each week. It is wonderful to see (and hear!). On the baby theme, we organised a mini-competition using photos of four of our Mums, when they were babies, for the rest of us to guess which baby belonged to which Mum. Well done Caroline, who won a Morrisons Voucher.

We celebrated birthdays with Callam who is 4, and Dexter who is 2.

We are looking to replace a couple of tricycles, as ours are well past their sell- by date. Before we buy, is there anyone out there looking to part company with theirs. We would be interested and can be contacted on 500115 (Angela) or 500087 (Nicky). Collection can be arranged.


at the George and Dragon on Friday 13th May starts 8.00pm


The annual Wereham School Re-union is being held at the George and Dragon on Saturday 14th May, 12.00 noon. After missing the Reunion last year we hope to see more new faces this year.

For further details please contact Sid West on 01924 827628 or sidwest@talktalk.net


Held every Wednesday evening at Wereham Village Hall starts at 7.30pm. Cash prizes.


Don't forget that voting takes place on 5th May at Wereham Village Hall for Parish Council Elections and the Referendum on the voting system


Tickets available for Sunday 11th December - 2.00 PM performance at £25.00 per ticket. Contact Pam on 500342 or Angela on 500115

Some interesting facts from 1883

Population OF Wereham - 614

Businesses included:-

Post Office

Insurance Agent - Norwich Union

2 Poulterers

3 wheelwrights

2 Boot and shoe makers

3 butchers

1 baker

2 grocer and drapers

1 solicitor

1 bricklayer

1 builder

1 tin man

1 market gardener

1 blacksmith

George and Dragon, Nag's Head and Crown Public Houses

1 Beer retailer (The Chequers)

1 miller (wind)

Farmers (at least) 9

1 Carrier to Lynn

1 Carrier and Higgler (a trader in dairy, poultry and small game)

5 School Board Members and 1 master

The church was 'thoroughly restored' for £700

Chief cops were barley, wheat and turnips

How things have changed....

Viv Scott

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