Violet Norman – cremation Tues 7th Feb 2017

Violet’s cremation is to take place at Earlham Crematorium on Tuesday February 7th at 1:30pm.

Family flowers only, but, donations in memory of Violet can be given for the Alzheimer’s Society.

After the service family and friends are invited to the Honingham Buck for refreshments.

Thank you.


Violet Norman

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.


Greater Norwich Food Enterprise Zone Local Development Order (draft)

The consultation on the Greater Norwich Food Enterprise Zone Local Development Order (Draft) is now open. Click here (or copy and paste link) to view and comment:

Jazz Evening Saturday 14th January

There are still some tickets left for this great night out in our Village Hall. All profits are going to The Village Hall funds to help towards the refurbishment of the toilets – so please support us in this venture. There is a cottage pie or veggie crumble hot meal to be served at about 7pm with the live jazz band commencing at 8pm. Bring your own booze! Tickets are £12.50 each from Roger on 01603 880089. Please let us know your dietary requirements and we will do our best to cater for you.


Parish Council Meeting 9th January 2017 to include visit from Highways Dept.

Notice of Meeting of the Parish Council of Honingham on Monday 9th January in the Village Hall at 7pm.


1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of the previous meeting

3. Matters arising from the Minutes

4. Finances –  including Village Hall plans and Precept Confirmation

5. Planning

6. Highways and Footpaths (see note below)

7. Leisure and Environmental Matters – including Bowls Club

8. Correspondence

9. Any Other Business

10. Future meeting dates

***********please note*******

we are expecting a visit from Highways Dept to tell us about their plans for the A47, and who knows, we might get some clues as to the route for the NDR joining the A47….

Merry Christmas!

Bell ringing this evening at The Pump, then in The Buck, lots of favourite Christmas Carols……and singing! Well done everyone.

Merry Christmas One and All!



Honingham Birdwatch

Chatting to Trevor Smith he tells me that a kingfisher flew into their window earlier this year, he held it until it  recovered, put it on a post near the river, and it eventually flew off. Kingfishers can often be seen along the banks of the River Tud, so keep an eye out next time you are near the river….


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