As I am sure you may have already heard, Violet Norman, one of our Honingham Village stalwarts has sadly passed away. We have received the following from Shaun Harvey:
Violet was 85 and as you know sadly passed away on 4th January at Oakwood House care home where she had been since just before Christmas.
Violet and her husband Albert (or Ally as he was better known) were part of the fabric of the Honingham Village for 60 years after Violet moved from Stoke Holy Cross into the Old Post Office immediately after her wedding to Ally in October 1957.
Honingham owes much to Violet (and Ally) who were staunch supporters of the Village community particularly the Bowls Club, Village Hall and the Whist and Craft Clubs.
They were instrumental in raising funds to build the ‘new’ Hall in 1982 and, I understand, even donated land to facilitate building. Although both were very modest and humble I doubt the Hall would have come to fruition without them.
After opening the Hall in 1982 Ally acted as treasurer and committee member until he passed away in 1994 and Violet amongst other activities was responsible for Hall bookings and (without fail) cleaned it twice a week every week (and again after every use) for well over 20 years. Violet did much more – too much to list, but, I recall her cooking 100+ baked potatoes and frying onions for the barbeque at the Village fireworks event every 5th November for many, many years – no mean feat in itself!
I am sure she will be sadly missed by her many friends in and around the Village.
Funeral arrangements are still to be settled, but, I understand the service will be at Earlham Crematorium. I will advise the date and arrangements as soon as confirmed.