Heritage Open Day Events Across Norfolk 2015

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The annual opportunity to explore Norfolk’s heritage for free returns in September (10th–13th), and there’s still time to request tickets for some of the pre-book events across the county. Co-ordinated by Norwich’s Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART), this year’s Heritage Open Days offer over 240 free events including open buildings, guided tours and walks, heritage literary events, exhibitions and performances – across Norwich, Breckland, Thetford, South Norfolk, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, North Norfolk and further afield. The pre-book events are filling up fast, but there are still tickets available for … Continue reading

Hunstanton Hall Walk Raises Funds for Old Hunstanton Playground

Cllr Nick Torry shows a copy of a sketch by Jamesina Waller (née le Strange) - photo by Stella Gooch

“Help Our Playground” (fondly known as “HOP”) was set-up by Old Hunstanton Parish Council following a number of requests from children and parents to modernise the children’s playground in Old Hunstanton. The first fundraising event to set the wheels in motion for a new playground took place on Sunday, 23 August 2015 as a walk through Hunstanton Park.  Our guide, Cllr Nick Torry from Old Hunstanton Parish Council welcomed everyone and said that he was pleasantly surprised at the turn out.  Cllr Torry had been hoping for perhaps 25 walkers … Continue reading

Be a Good Neighbour! Good Neighbour Meeting 10 Sept 2015

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Good Neighbour Scheme – Open Meeting 6.30pm Tues 10th September 2015 Hunstanton Community Centre Volunteers are needed to run a scheme to help vulnerable people in the community with small tasks such as gardening, shopping, dog walking, giving lifts to shops or doctor – or even just changing a light bulb! This open public meeting is open to everyone so please come along to find out more. Volunteering is flexible. All training, support and expenses are provided. For more information call Jim Cambridge at Community Action Norfolk 01362 698216 … Continue reading

Rotary Seek More Volunteers Following 19th Successful Kite Festival

1949 Triumph Roadster TRA 1581 2088cc Vanguard Twin Carbs - photo by Stella Gooch

The 19th Rotary Kite Festival was treated to a lovely day with the sun shining on proceedings throughout. I just got through the entry gate a little after 1pm and was treated to an amazing fly past overhead of a BBMF Spitfire.  It did a stunning half somersault fairly low and and close right above me en route to the centre of the main arena where it performed several low flying passes over the crowd.  What an exciting welcome to the event! Smithdon High School grounds were filled with stalls from an array … Continue reading

A Wet Afternoon in Hunstanton Raises Funds for Wild Animals

Meeting the Coati up close and personal - photo by Stella Gooch

More Sessions Planned for Wed, 19 August at 10.30am, 12.50pm (and possibly around 3pm) What to do on a rainy day in the middle of any school holiday is a problem from time to time for many a parent. However, most of us don’t expect it to arise in the middle of the school Summer holidays.  On Tuesday, 18 August 2015 the whole day was treated to a constant grey downpour and the solution this time turned out to be an afternoon with a Giant Tortoise, a Coati, a Barn Owl … Continue reading

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing!

Leo Sayer

Those of us who grew up through the 1970s and 1980s will know of Leo Sayer, well known for fab hit tunes such as “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”, “When I Need You” and “How Much Love”, all from the multi platinum album ‘Endless Flight’. This album success was followed up with ‘Thunder In My Heart’ (1977) including more great songs like “Thunder In My Heart” and “Easy To Love”. Then followed ‘Leo Sayer’ (1978) which had “Raining In My Heart” and “I Can’t Stop Loving You (Though I … Continue reading

Navi Creates Michael Jackson Fever in Hunstanton

the Welsh Connection and Navi

The whole world knows in 2015 that Michael Jackson the pop legend was taken from us way too early.  If we did not know this fact we would have been forgiven for thinking that Navi, who performed at The Hunstanton Princess Theatre on Saturday, 15 August 2015, actually was Michael Jackson.  So convincing was he that the bar and corridors of the theatre were filled with thronging theatregoers waiting to talk with him, have their photo taken and obtain signed autographs.  Many of those waiting actually called him Michael by … Continue reading

Get a Taste for Sailing at Hunstanton Sailing Club 22/23 August

Beth Harding, Hunstanton Sailing Club Youth Team Instructor

Hunstanton Sailing Club are inviting everyone to try out the club’s improved facilities over the weekend of 22 & 23 August 2015 from 10am till 4pm. Click to download a flyer about the Taster Day 22-23 Aug 2015 at Hunstanton Sailing Club If you have not previously had a go at any of the typical watersports then this is your chance.  Over the weekend you can try: Windsurfing Sailing (with various boat types) Stand Up Paddle Boards Kayaking Hunstanton Sailing Club boasts a friendly atmosphere and coffee and tea is available … Continue reading

Get into Golf – Not Me!

Ray Stocker PGA at Searles coaches a young teen on a Sunday morning session - photo by Stella Gooch

Golf!  What does that word mean to you?  Highly respected Golf Clubs made up of movers and shakers hob nobbing over business deals and a plethora of exclusive social events is often the perception. For most of us it is seen as an activity for the elite.  In short, wrongly or rightly, golf is often seen as for certain types of people whilst Pitch n Putt was for all.  But is that really the case in 2015? On Sunday, 9 August 2015, I was inspired to visit Searles Driving Range with my son … Continue reading

Auditions for Princess Players 18 or 26 August

Princess Players do the "roaring 20s"

  Would you like to act in a play, work backstage or control the lights for an amateur theatre company?      Well now’s your chance. The Princess Players are auditioning for their latest production “Blood Money”. A spine chilling thriller for the autumn! Anyone interested in being involved is invited to attend an informal read through and casting session on either Tuesday August 18th or Wednesday August 26th at The Town Hall Basement, The Green, and Hunstanton from 7.30 till 9.30 on both nights. This is a smallish cast production with … Continue reading