News in Brief - November 2008
Hethersett High School
and Science College will be holding its eighth public science evening when
food will be put under the microscope.
The evening will
include practical demonstrations and talks and will take place from 6.30 to 9
p.m on 26th November.
It is designed to be
an evening of investigation with tours of the kitchen and science lab
facilities and refreshments also being included.
Guest speakers from 7
p.m will be Kevin Stickney, Pig Product Manager for Harbro Ltd, who will talk
on “Your Food’s Food” and Stephen Brown from British Sugar who will talk
on “Sugar Beet: From Field to Production.”
Members of the public will also have the chance to try their hand at making butter. Places can be booked by contacting the school’s community manager Nancy Elliott on Norwich 810924 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Society heard the delightful story of the Warrens of Breckland from Ann Mason.
She explained that rabbits were introduced to Breckland by the Normans in the
12th century. By the 18th century warrens ran for miles
with rabbit being the favourite dish of the king.
concert of festive music is being held by Hethersett Singers in St Remigius
Church on 13th December.
The singers have been
rehearsing for the evening since September and this year have a number of new
The evening will include choruses from Handel’s Messiah and music by John Rutter. Tickets are available on Norwich 810194.
Christian Aid Result
Christian Aid Week collection in Hethersett raised £2,434.60 with the final
amount being increased to just over £2,700 through Gift Aid.
“It is an excellent
result and we are very grateful to everybody who took part. The collection
took place around the time of the cyclone in Burma which took over 50,000
lives and the Chinese Earthquake that claimed almost 70,000 lives and both
these disasters act as a reminder of the vital work that agencies like
Christian Aid carry out,” said Hethersett Methodist Minister the Rev Derek
He also appealed for more help: “To work effectively we need a lot more collectors to ensure that all homes in the village are covered. I would like to think that in 2009 we can raise over £3,000 to help those who are in the greatest need in the world,” he added.
A flower demonstration
of Christmas Memories is being held in Hethersett Village Hall on Wednesday 10th
December in aid of the coming St Remigius Church flower festival.
The demonstration will be by Adele Kent and tickets are priced at £6 to include a glass of wine and nibbles. They will be available from 17th November on Norwich 811945 or 811731. Doors will be open at 6.45 for a 7.30 p.m start.
Mr Terry Rands of
Watton talked to Hethersett & District Horticultural Society about
composting and care of the soil.
Terry told about
the nice brown crumbly compost which members drooled over and then paid great
attention to his various chemical-free methods of producing it.
From a turf sided clamp, through chicken-net sided containers and on
tothe plastic compost bins it would seem that Terry’s magic hands could
create the good growing medium time after time.
Materials composted could include wool, cotton, shredded paper, as well
as the usual weeds, leaves and grass cuttings. A good mix would give better
results he said. One “no-no”
was meat waste which would attract vermin.
Compost could also take a liquid form and we were told how to convert
comfrey or nettles into our own-made ‘liquinure’.
The club meeting
on Wednesday 19th November takes the form of a slide show by Peter
& Rosemary Salt entitled “The Story of Wymondham” and on Wednesday 10th
December Ben Potterton, of Blacksmith’s Cottage Nursery, Langmere, will give
a talk entitled “Winter Wonderland”.
The club meets at
the Methodist Church Hall in Great Melton Road at 7.30pm.
Annual membership is £8 and visitors are welcome and pay just £1 per
meeting; refreshments are included.