We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Village Hall
£12 a year membership fee. Individual meetings £2 for visitors. All are welcome.
We heard some truly horrible tales all expertly told by Neil Storey with many local references. Tales of drunkenness, theft, murder and witchcraft and the awful punishments that went with them. The talk was illustrated with some frightening props – a scold’s bridle, hobbles, fetters, a branding iron, a thumb screw, a hangman’s noose and a reproduction executioner’s axe. How glad we were that we didn’t live in those harsh times. Neil concluded his talk with a ghost story which made us all ……JUMP!
The competition for an item linked to the talk proved to be too much of a challenge for most people but 3 people managed it and the prize of a cream tea for two was won by Val for her newspaper report about a suspected poisoning in Trunch in 1862.
2018 PROGRAMME 25th. Anniversary Year
Jan. 9th. AGM and Beetle Drive Raffle
Feb. 13th. Happisburgh Owls ” A talk with live owls” Raffle
March 13th. Annual Lunch: The Old Rectory in Crostwick
April 1oth. Roy Haynes “Resoring the Bluebell Pond” Competition – pond life or bluebells. Raffle
May 8th. Neil Storey “Grim Tales and Dark Deeds” Competition – Ghosts, witches or poisons Raffle
June 12th. Annual Outing. Thursford Collection
July 10th. Strawberry Tea £2 members £4 visitors
Members reminiscences Competition – Strawberry Theme Raffle
August – no meeting
Sept. 11th. Stephanie Davis “Seal Watch” Competition – Sea Life Raffle
Oct. 9th.Ben’s Workforce – The Benjamin Foundation Raffle
Nov. 13th. Charlotte Philcox “The Holly, the Ivy and the Mistletoe”
Competition – Christmas memorabilia Raffle
Dec. 11th. Christmas Party £2 members £4 visitors Raffle
Telephone Marilyn Nevill for further details: 01263 721570
Marilyn Nevil – Chairman,
Carole Owers – Treasurer,
Val Dagley – Secretary,
Jackie Hudson – programme secretary,
Jeannie Jones – competitions,
Paula Adams – tea rota and supplies, raffle and Village Hall representative,
Christine Yarnold – strawberry tea and Christmas party food oversight.
Sue Lock – general assistance
Judith Terry – outing and annual meal