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December 2008 News in Brief

Panto Tickets on Sale

Tickets are on sale for Hethersett’s annual village pantomime Aladdin which takes place in the village hall from January 17th to 24th

Performances will take place on the evenings of the 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th at 7.45p.m with matinees at 2.30 p.m on the 17th and 24th

Prices vary between £5 and £7 depending on particular shows. They are available by telephoning Norwich 811005 or 811481 or from Hethersett Library on Saturday mornings between 10 a.m and noon.

Hethersett Society

Hethersett Society enjoyed a talk on the Glaven Ports by teacher and author Jonathon Hooton. He described the part played by the ports in bringing in corn, barley and coal from merchant ships. The ports were also licensed to carry pilgrims because of their closeness to Walsingham. The Society’s next meeting will be on January 5th when Brian Clark will talk on the Religious Buildings of the Indian Subcontinent .

Artists' Gift

The November Painting for Pleasure exhibition held in Hethersett Village Hall raised £155 from refreshments and decorated gift boxes. This has been presented to the Hethersett Parochial Charity. 

The exhibition proved a very popular event, showcasing the artistic talent of local people who “paint for pleasure.”

Junior School News

Year six children from Hethersett Junior School dressed up and experienced life in a Victorian classroom during a visit to Great Cressingham as part of their studies of this era in British history. Meanwhile year five children have visited Holt Hall to study the River Glaven. They were able to measure the depth and width of the river and its flow rate at various points on its journey to the sea. Year three children visited Norwich Castle. 

“These visits provide an invaluable stimulus for the children,” said Head Teacher Andy Whittle. 

Year three children have been particularly busy with a performance of Joseph before the whole school and parents: “Everyone greatly enjoyed the performances and the children’s efforts, well directed by the teachers, were fantastic,” Mr Whittle added.

WEA Course

The Spring 2009 course organised by the Hethersett branch of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) will be delivered by Chad Goodwin on the subject of “The Norfolk Landscape”. 

The 10 week course will start at 7.30 p.m on 15th January at Hethersett High School.

Football Club Quiz

Hethersett Athletic Football Club held a family fun evening and quiz at Little Melton Village Hall. 

A unique format pitted eight teams against each other in a league style format with the winners being Mel’s Meteors led by club founder and current secretary Mel Perkins. The evening also saw the draw for the club’s Christmas raffle. The event was organised by a number of club members The previous week 20 club members enjoyed a darts evening with A team player Adam Buffin beating his coach Neil Luther in the final.