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Archive News October 2010

Below are some of the stories that appeared on this site in October 2010.

News Shorts

 

Hethersett Farm Shop gets into the Hallowe'en Spirit

 

Exhibition raises over £1,100 - Over £1,100 was raised for the Grassroots charity at the special art exhibition held in St Remigius Church, Hethersett, at the end of September. “The event was very well supported and people were very generous. We are very grateful to everyone for their support and help throughout the weekend,” said one of the organisers Anne Hallam who has a close connection with the charity which helps under-privileged children in Tanzania. The art exhibition was part of the church’s harvest festival celebrations and featured works by Wymondham based artist Stephen Collett who donated a percentage of sales to the charity.

 

Another Craft Event - Hethersett Library is lining up another craft morning following the success of its card making event. Numerous people turned up to learn how to make greetings cards using the Iris Folding method. On November 20th Pat Smith will be illustrating various aspects of knitting. Materials will be supplied and the event is suitable for anybody from complete novices to those who would like to try a different stitch.

Christmas Child Update - The annual collection of shoeboxes for under-privileged children in Serbia is in full swing. You can read the latest news by clicking here.

Cricket Club Denied Promotion - One of Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club's teams have been denied promotion due to a technicality. The club's second eleven finished second in Norfolk Alliance Division Five and should have been promoted to Division Four. Now they have had that promotion snatched away from them due to Fakenham's relegation from the East Anglian Premier League. To accommodate Fakenham's return to the Alliance Premier Division, seven runners-up teams have had their promotion snatched away. This doesn't affect Hethersett's first eleven who finished top of Division Three and who next season will be playing in Division Two.

 

Kathleen Celebrates 101st Birthday - Kathleen Barry has celebrated her 101st birthday at Hethersett Hall. To read about her day of celebration click here.

 

Tragic Thanks - Community spirit is alive and well in Hethersett where hundreds of people enjoyed a family fun day organised by a bereaved father as a thank you to the village for its support during tragic times. To read this heart warming story from the Norwich Evening News click here.

 

Social Club Open On Monday Evenings - Hethersett Social Club will be re-opening on Monday evenings from November 1st from 7 to 10 p.m with some special offers on beers and spirits. To read about this and see the latest list of events click here.

 

Evening To Go With A Bang - A community fireworks evening is being held in the grounds of Hethersett High and Junior Schools on November 6th, organised by Hethersett Athletic Football Club in conjunction with the First Cringleford Scout Group. To read about this click here.

Tiffany is the Champion - Fifteen Year Old Tiffany Collins from Hethersett Hawks/Swinton and Co Cycle Speedway Club was crowned British Under-18 Girls Grand Prix Champion after finishing third in the final national round at East Newpoert in Wales. Three wins in her qualifying races put her into the final where she came back to reach second place only to fall when challenging for the lead on the final bend. She limped over the line for third place and the 18 points achieved brought her total over the eight rounds to 154 - 15 points more than her nearest rival. More news from Hethersett Hawks is available on the clubs web site by clicking here

Ladies Stay Top - Hethersett Athletic Ladies team stayed top of the Eastern Region Premier Division after a hard fought 1-1 draw in their top of the table clash at Brentwood. Hethersett's goal came from Grace Birchall. The Men's Saturday team were beaten in the semi-finals of the Crown Fire South and Central Norfolk League Benevolent Cup, losing 3-1 on penalties after a goalless game. For more details on these and the club's other matches click here.

 

Benjamin's Hat-Trick - Hethersett based tenor Benjamin Lake will be appearing in concert for the third year running at Hethersett Village Hall on November 7th. Ben has enjoyed a very busy year touring many parts of the world. To read about this and how to book tickets for the Hethersett concert click here

 

There Will Be Fireworks - There will certainly be plenty of fireworks when Hethersett Athletic Football Club holds its second annual display in the ground of Hethersett High School on Saturday November 6th. More details of this event will follow.

 

Concert and Cake for Victim Support - A charity concert in aid of the work of Victim Support will take place in St Remigius Church on Sunday, 31st October at 3 p.m. Local choir Dolce will be singing a mix of well known songs and traditional choral music. Tickets are £5 and can be booked on 01379 640084. All funds will go to help Victim Support in their work with victims of crime in Norfolk.

 

Pantomime Dates Announced - The dates have been announced for the annual Hethersett Village Pantomime. Snow White will run from January 15th to 22nd and tickets will be on sale from November 8th - more details of these will follow. There will be matinee performances at 2.30 p.m on January 15th and 22nd and evening performances on the 15th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd.

 

Learn a New Skill - Hethersett Library is giving people the chance to learn a new skill with a series of craft mornings once a month. Each month will feature a different craft including knitting, crochet work, and patchwork. The series kicks off with card making with Iris Folding on October 23rd from 10.30 to 12.30. We will keep you informed of future dates.

 

Preparing for Olympic Weekend 2011 - Hethersett is already planning for another weekend of celebrations in the lead up to the London Olympic Games in 2012. Such was the success of the 2010 events that the Hethersett Olympic Organising Committee is already planning a bigger and better event for July 2011. Read about the plans by clicking here. You can access reports and news from both the 2010 and 2011 events by clicking here.

 

"Fantastic" Dinner Ladies win Award - The dinner lady duo of Hilary Holman and Helen Chaplin are top of the pops after winning a top local award. To read about this click here.