Thank you to one of our parishioners who has sent us this beautiful picture of the village sign in the snow. If you have any other pictures of Honingham in the snow and would like to share them with us please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday’s edition of Treasure Quest (28th January 2018) has come to Honingham again, we reckon the 4th time? The clue was quite difficult to work out – something about an old actor, and a backwards honour (remove “our”) but they made it! Photos below of Richard Whitely finding the clue, put there by Paul Blyth.
The Milestone Society paid a visit to Honingham a short while ago, and with the help of William, Polly, Noah and Daniel, the Milestone in Dereham Road was repainted. Well done volunteers!
(permission given by parents for these photo’s to be posted)
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!
Roella Trudgill contacted us via the Honingham website to say that she is delving into the history of her family and would love to see the Ailwyn Cup and any photo’s we have of the Fellowes or Ailwyns. Susan and Ray Grant, Julie Turner and Linda Human met Roella in the Village Hall and were able to tell her a bit more about her late Grandfather and family from photo’s and history extracts that have accumulated in the Honingham History archive. Mary loaned us the Ailwyn Cup for the day and Roella was able to take photographs of it. Thank you to all who helped! We have received this from Roella:
I really can’t thank you enough for arranging for me to see all the memorabilia relating to my ancestors – it really is much appreciated. Please convey my thanks to the others, whose names escape me so please could you remind me of them?
Below is a photo of me with the cup and the other one is of my grandfather, the late Sir Edward Fellowes, Clerk to the House 1954-1961, (b1895/d1970),cousin to Carol Fellowes, 4th Lord Ailwyn, (b1896/d1988)
My very best wishes from Roella.
You kept that quiet, Paul Blyth!!!!! The “celebrity” for the official opening of the phone box………was……Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Quest!!! Paul had planned this, and had to keep it secret, since March of this year – well done Paul, excellent choice. Sadly the team on the Treasure Quest didn’t manage to get to Honingham in time for the 12pm deadline, but the radio car and presenters still came along after 12pm to open the box and broadcast the story of our phonebox. Bryan Web had organised his American Airforce friends to come along with some of their vintage vehicles, and Bryan also brought along his collection of old photographs of Honingham and the airfield during WW2. There were lots of scrummy home baked cakes along with teas, coffees and squash. A good time was had by all, and the donations for refreshments amounted to £112 – which is being given to the Village Hall funds. That total included a generous donation from The Buck – thank you!
There are several photo’s if you click here taken by Jerry Bart, of the event.
The Quiz Master from Radio Norfolk has sent Paul the following email:
Thank you so much for all of your help with Sunday’s Treasure Quest on BBC Radio Norfolk. I hope you enjoyed the experience. If you want to listen back to the show, its available for the next four weeks on the BBC iPlayer, at http://www.bbc.co.co.uk/programmes/p03rhxdn
I have also put up a photo gallery from the programme, which you can see here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03sy696/p03sy45k
Grateful to Jerry Bart for sending me the picture below. As Jerry says, to put this up on one of the most dangerous junctions in Norfolk is extremely worrying…….beyond belief really! I shall be sending a copy of this photo and comments to Norfolk Highways in the hope that they can do something about this. If all else fails perhaps a petition from the villagers might influence further. Any comment or suggestions?
Well done David & Odette for cleaning and painting the seat at the Shrine. looks good, and I can’t wait to spend the odd hour sitting there and watching the traffic go by.
Thanks to Richard & Lorraine for tidying the entrance to the footpath from Dereham Rd.
Visibility now much better. We must get the footpath sign a new post though.