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Hethersett Revealed

A special weekend event - Hethersett Revealed - was held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June.

The event was designed to give the public a chance to "Discover the past, Enjoy the present and Welcome the future."

Numerous special events were lined-up with displays by local groups, a fete in the grounds of Hethersett Hall and much much more.

The community event was part of the St Remigius Church Development and Repair Appeal (CHUDARA). Throughout the weekend plans for the  development were on display in the church and a model was on display in the village hall on the Sunday. 

The sun shone throughout the two days with temperatures approaching and even getting into the 90s.

Below are listed some of the events of the weekend


Grand Opening

A vintage fire engine and the Village Crier help to get Hethersett Revealed underway.

A grand opening ceremony took place in Oak Square at 10 a.m on the Saturday when the village crier and the Rector of Hethersett combined to kick the weekend off with the help of a vintage fire engine.

St Remigius Church

Throughout the day there was an exhibition of Hethersett Life Past, Present and Future. This included baptisms, weddings, anniversaries, archive material, a domestic history of Hethersett and displays by the cricket team and Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club. There were also be tours of the church, music, singing, handbells and visits to the ringing chamber. Teas, coffee and soft drinks were also served.

Hethersett Parish Church during the event

The church also featured a competition for children to find 10 ducks hidden in the church. 

Hethersett Village Hall

An arts and craft fair took place in the village hall. Exhibitors  included S. Collett, I. Dack, B. Ewart, T. Greenhalgh, J and E Jenworthy, J. Larner, C. Murfin, C. Towells, S. Richardson and residents of Hethersett Hall. Refreshments were available and there were arts and craft activities for young people.

Hethersett Village Hall

Easy listening music from Glenn Miller to the Beatles and beyond was be performed by the David Holgate Trio at Hethersett Village Hall during the evening with a  ploughman's meal, a quiz and grand raffle. 

Hethersett Church Hall

A table top sale was held at the church hall during the morning and there was also an Antiques Road Show which gave villagers the opportunity to find out more about their family heirlooms. 

Hethersett Church Hall

Special teas were served during the afternoon featuring sandwiches, home made cakes and beverages provided and served by Hethersett Mothers' Union. 

Hethersett Methodist Church

A special Shoppers' Coffee event was held during the morning with light lunches served. There was also a colourful exhibition depicting the life of the Methodist Church in Hethersett, past and present. 

Cool Corner - Henstead Road

Villagers were able to get away from the heat and relax in a garden with a soft drink or ice cream. 

Hethersett Library and Hethersett Social Club

Literary events were held at the library and social club featuring local authors Simon Scarrow and Neil Haverson. Neil is pictured on the left.

This event was launched at the social club in the morning with book signings by Neil and Simon and the launch of Hethersett Recipes Revealed. There was also be a book sale.


Simon acted as narrator as Hethersett Players/Panto Group performed and adaptation from "When the Eagle Hunts."

At noon there were presentations by pupils from Woodside First School, Hethersett Middle School and Hethersett Old Hall School. there was also a children's story and activity time in the library.

Hethersett Middle School

A football training session took place during the afternoon led by the Norwich City Football Club Academy. 

Fire Service Headquarters

The fire service held an open day at its headquarters from 11 a.m until 5 p.m.

Hethersett Old Hall School

There was a classic old car rally with competitions, ice creams and soft drinks between midday and 5p.m  at Hethersett Old Hall School and the Hethersett Antiques Road Show was present between 2 and 5 p.m.

The day also featured a guided stroll back into history to see where early farmers settled and find evidence of the medieval green and the dwellings which once surrounded it. 


Village Fete

A special village fete was held at Hethersett Hall from 11.30 a.m until 5 p.m with the opening ceremony being performed by BBC Look East's Stewart White at 11.30 a.m. The event included a barbecue, Hethersett Middle School's steel band, stalls, side shows, entertainment and refreshments.

Hethersett Hall - setting for Sunday's fete.

It was preceded at Hethersett Hall by a celebration praise event for all ages and once again the antiques road show was on hand during the afternoon. 

St Remigius Church

Bosses made by children from Hethersett Middle School

The exhibition of Hethersett Village Life continued in the parish church and there were tours round the building and visits up the tower.

Hethersett Methodist Church

Morning Worship at 10.30 a.m and Songs of Praise at 6.30 p.m were both part of the Hethersett Revealed wekend..

Hethersett Village Hall

There was an exhibition of model boats, trains and planes from noon until 5 p.m. and a special children's exhibition of  Camberwick Green models and videos of Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley.

Hethersett Church Hall

The main feature of the day was a plant sale, flower arranging demonstration and display of locally made wrought iron work between 2.30 p.m and 5 p.m.

Hethersett Baptist Church

Sunday worship took place at 10.45 a.m and 6.30 p.m

There were also more guided strolls back into the history of the village.