April/May 2010 Shorts
The following short pieces are from April and May 2010.
Trio of Meetings
A trio of annual
parochial church meetings will be taking place in Hethersett and the Meltons
over a nine day period in April.
takes place in the Church Hall at 7.30 p.m on April 12th and will
be followed on April 19th by Little Melton’s at the Church Room
(7.30 p.m) and Great Melton’s on the following evening at High House Farm at
7.30 p.m. The latter will begin with communion.
Hethersett and the
Meltons Road Safety Committee are proving to be a group for all ages.
successful safety poster competition for schoolchildren, the group is looking
to help slightly older residents by organising a mobility scooter information
afternoon on 22nd April in Hethersett Methodist Church Hall from
2.30 until 4.30 p.m.
Isabel Coe, Chief Executive of East Anglian DriveAbility, will give advice about obtaining and using a mobility scooter. More information on the event is available on 01603 811390.
Barbara Miller was
guest speaker at the latest meeting of Hethersett Society.
She spoke about the
Guild of St George explaining that guilds were the original form of the
medieval Trade Unions. The Guild of St George met four times a year with
members of both sexes marching in procession from King Street to St Nicholas
Church in Norwich,
It was founded in 1389 and through the years gave money to maintain the city walls as well as paying pensions to those less fortunate. One of their symbols – a large dragon – can be seen in Norwich Castle Museum.
On the Hoof
The next walk organised by Humbleyard Hoofers will take place on April 24th and will focus on a distance of four miles at Kenninghall. Everyone is welcome and the group meet at St Remigius car park, Hethersett, at 9.15 a.m.
A special sanctuary event of prayer and praise is being
held at Hethersett Methodist Church on April 28th at 7.30 p.m.
The informal style event is open to everyone and refreshments will be provided.
Guild is offering an open invitation to sample some of the best home made wine
in the county.
The group meets on the
third Wednesday of every month - except August and December – in Hethersett
Village Hall at 7.30 p.m.
“We would love
people to come along and meet us and taste our wines. We are happy to see
people who are winemakers or those just interested in what goes on,” said
one of the group’s leading lights Sheila Coleman.
The group also look
beyond wine with guest speakers on a whole host of topics. Recent talks have
included subjects as diverse as metal detecting, aircraft. Medieval Norwich
and local history.
Each month features a
club competition for a particular wine and there is an annual show in
September. Anyone wishing for more information on the Guild can contact Sheila
Coleman on Norwich 811184 or chairman/secretary Bill Stook on Norwich 748830.
The group for
pre-school children, mums, grandparents and carers – began its summer term
at the end of April. The group meets in Hethersett Church Hall, Henstead Road,
on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 10.30 a.m for informal
sessions of praise and play.
Summer term dates to come are June 2nd, June 16th, July 7th, July 21st. Further information is available from organiser the Rev Mary Kerslake on 01603 811228.
All Saints Church,
Little Melton will be holding a Spring fete with a difference on 5th
June from 11 a.m until 4 p.m.
Six gardens will be
taking part in the Meandering Fete and the church will also be open from 11
a.m until 1 p.m.
The gardens will feature home made lunches, refreshments and a variety of stalls with treasure hunts and games thrown in for the children with the idea of the public moving from one garden to another. Tickets are available before the day for £2 for adults, accompanied children free, and £3 on the day.