Update on Wereham village activities
WEREHAM IN 1854
These facts according to White's 1854 Directory:
The parish comprised 145 houses, 609 inhabitants and 2,231 acres of land. There are upwards of 40 land owners. There are several imposing mansions, among which are the Old and New Halls, and the White House.
The Fair formerly held on March 3rd was removed to Downham some years' ago.
The church was 'new roofed' in 1846 at a cost of £250, £100 obtained by rate and the remainder by voluntary subscriptions.
ROYAL WEDDING STREET PARTY held in Crown Gardens on Friday 29th April. Photos kindly supplied by Rita.
Maddie watched as Kate married Prince William in the 'big church'. She described in great detail everything that went on, down to the finer details of how Kate carried her bouquet. When Maddie put on her bridal dress, veil and train, Mummy presented her with some flowers to hold like Kate. She was greeted with "these are not real flowers like Kate's!"...Angela
BINGO every Wednesday evening at the Village Hall, starts at 7.30 pm
KARAOKE at the George and Dragon on Friday 17th June. Starts 8.00 pm
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS every Friday afternoon at the Village Hall between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Tea and cake available. Activities include dominoes, darts, scrabble, cards, cribbage or just call in for a chat and get to know some new friends.
WEREHAMTODAY.INFO Unfortunately due to technical problems (the hosting providers lost the site) all the previous information has been lost, but the website is back up and running and will be brought up to date very shortly. Anyone with information on contacts that they would like included on the site, please contact me. Keep visiting....Sean
WEREHAM TOTS Well done to Mandy for organising a wonderful 'Easter Egg Hunt' on the playing field. The weather was superb and each child had to find the number and pattern to match their eggs on the Egg Sheet. Everyone was a winner! Each child went home clutching an Easter egg.
We celebrated with Dexter on his 4th Birthday, lots of yummy birthday cake for everyone.
WEREHAM OPEN GARDENS On Sunday 19th June from 12.30 to 5.30 pm. Lunches served from 12.00 noon. Adult admission £3.00, children free. Teas, plant stall, raffle. Gardeners' Songs of Praise at 7.00 pm
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS Congratulations to all the elected Councillors, and thanks to those Councillors who stood down, and those who stood this time but were not elected. It is good to know that there is still interest in these positions.
If anyone has any old photos of Wereham or events held in the village, or even stories from the past, that could be published in Group 4 News, I would love to hear from you. All photos would be returned. Please contact me on 500346 or by email - email@example.com