A Date a day for
Graham Watt is a man with plenty of dates
for the coming year.
For Graham has published a special calendar
for the village of Hethersett to raise money for the parish
church development fund.
Graham, who lives in Buckingham Drive, has
taken all the photographs and put together the 2007 calendar
using his computer. It includes village views, village people
and village events and is on sale for £5.
It is the second year running that Graham
has produced a calendar after having the idea in the summer of
“We were given £10 by the parish church
and asked to multiply. I used the money as security to borrow
from myself and raised £500 for the church development and
repair appeal,” Graham said.
The calendar has proved very popular and
last year sold out. There are still some remaining this year and
they are available from Hethersett Post Office or directly from
Graham by phoning 01603 811957.
“My aims have been to raise money for St
Remigius Church and also show people what a nice village
Hethersett is,” Graham said. The calendars have gone as far as
The calendar also includes an update on the
building work at the church: “As we go to press with the 2007
edition we have completed the roof repairs to the chancel and
have paid for the preliminary planning and groundwork. As you
open the January page, the second phase of the work will be
imminent. This will replace the present access with a gentle
slope and steps with a handrail, improving access for disabled
worshippers and visitors to the building,” Graham writes.
Graham has lived in Hethersett for three
years after moving from Rockland St Mary: “Before we moved to
Hethersett we got a copy of the parish newsletter. We were made
very welcome and just kept going to the parish church,” he
© Peter Steward 2006