marsham village news (33rd edition)
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DESCRIPTIONThe 33rd Edition of the re-launched Marsham Village News.
May 2015 33rd Edition
The deadline for the next edition is Monday 18th May 2015. Any articles, letters or adverts should be sent to
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Queenie Deane celebrated her 100th birthday with a party in the village hall. What do you think life was like in 1915 when Queenie was born? See page 3.
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Mobile library in Marsham
The Norfolk County Council mobile library van
will be in Marsham on Monday 11th May.
The stop-off points are
Le Neve Road - 15.30 to 15.45
Wathen Way - 15.50 to 16.05
Garage and Garden Sale
Saturday 30th May
10.00 until 4.00 p.m.
Maps of the venues (50p) will be
available from the village hall on the day.
Refreshments will also available in the hall
along with further table top stalls.
Funds for this event will be shared between
the village hall and the Defibrillator Group.
Marsham Belles will be holding rehearsals on the afternoons of 13th and 27th
May. Everyone welcome to listen to the bells,
have a cup of tea and a chat.
Letters to the Editor
The letters in this section are published unedited and do not necessarily reflect the views of the
editing committee. We see the Village Newsletter as a channel for people in the village to air their
views positive and negative.
The family of Queenie Deane want to
thank all the village folk who came to
help celebrate her 100th
birthday and all
the lovely cards and gifts which she very
much appreciated. Queenie was
overwhelmed that she knew so many
friends and didn't want the day to end.
Marsham has a wonderful community
spirit, we are grateful that she is part of
that, long may it last thank you one and all.
We thought you might be interested to find out what life was like when Queenie
was born in 1915.
*German zeppelins bombed the towns of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn for the first time,
killing more than twenty people.
*Photographs were required in British passports for the first time.
*The FA Cup was won by Sheffield United F.C., who defeated Chelsea 3-0 in the final at Old
*The last purely Liberal government ended when Prime Minister Herbert Asquith decided to
form an all-party coalition.
*The British Women's Institute was founded.
*British nurse Edith Cavell was executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers
escape from Belgium.
*Women were officially permitted to act as bus and tram conductors for the duration of the
*King George V was king.
*Charlie Chaplin's film masterpiece, The Tramp, was released.
*The first demonstration of a 3D film was in 1915 at the Astor Theatre in New York City (now
theres a surprise!)
*A Farm Labourer's average weekly wage was about 1.70 : A top class footballer 4.50!
*Cottage prices rose to about 250 and houses up to about 500.
Is it time for a change? As you are aware, the General Election takes place on
May 7th, as does the District Council election, but were
you aware that the Marsham Parish Council election is
also on that day? If you wish for a more pro-active council, we the
undersigned ask that you vote for us. Colin Thomas, High street, Marsham
Shirley Marshall, High street, Marsham
Lesley Willcocks, Allison street, Marsham
Hazel Kingswood, Fengate, Marsham.
What a sad reflection of the times we are living in, that someone has dug up and stolen several clumps of daffodils that were planted by the footpath to Aylsham on the spot where Pauline Gilmour and her dog were killed by a car, some years ago. I spoke to a policeman, on that day, who was trying to find out who she was, as it happened at 6.30 in the morning, and she had no identification on her. Luckily, I knew her by the description of her dog, as well as the coat she was wearing. How low can some people stoop! Hazel Kingswood
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MARSHAM CHURCH SERVICES FOR OCTOBER 2013
6th October 10.45am Harvest Festival
13th October 10.45am Holy Communion
20th October 10.45am Family Service
27th October 10.45am Family Service
MARSHAM CHURCH SERVICES
FOR MAY 24th May 10.30am Holy Communion
31st May 10.30am Benefice Holy Communion
As made by the Chancellor of the Diocese of Norwich.
These items are not allowed on graves, glass vases, plastic materials,
pictures, ornaments, laminated card and wooden crosses are allowed for
1 year only.
Nothing should be put between memorials. The only item allowed on
graves are natural stone vases for flowers. Should any of the above items be
on the grave you attend we would request they be removed. The full text of
churchyard regulations hang in the church porch if more needs to be known.
16th February in remembrance of MURIEL COOPER
3rd March in remembrance of JANET GIBLETT.
NEWS FROM MARSHAM PARISH COUNCIL
The Environment Agency has re-
emphasised the importance of reporting
distress or nuisance caused by odour from
the site through the usual channels:-
Freephone: 0800 80 70 60 (anytime day
or night - and at any location)
Marsham Parish Council has vacancies for anyone wishing to rent an allotment. If you are interested,
please contact Nicola, clerk to Marsham Parish Council on 07855 947797 or
Our speaker at the April meeting was Mr Robert Easton who came to talk to us about Eastons
Holidays. The company was started in1953 by his father Alfred who also ran the Ratcatchers in
Cawston, he bought an old coach to take his regular customers on outings, no doubt many people in
Marsham will remember him. Robert gave us a slide presentation and talked about how the company
had developed since the 1950s and the start of Eastons Holidays in 1977. They were proud to be
contracted to provide executive coach transport at the London Olympic Games in 2012. Interesting to
hear how a local mans business has turned into such a huge international success.
Invitations for forthcoming events include a talk by a member of the Norfolk Beekeepers Association
at Cawston WI and an Arts Fair at Stody. And I look forward to the Group Meeting at Buxton Village
Hall with speaker cartoonist Mark Reynolds. As part of the WI Centenary celebrations the National
Federation will be hosting a special Garden Party in the presence of The Duchess of Cambridge at
Buckingham Palace in June