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    The Mallard Issue 279 December 2014

    Fantastic, High Quality, Moving Event!

    ‘LEST WE FORGET’ What a won


    and moving

    performanc e.

    S ome very positive comments have been received about this moving event held in St Mary’s on the 7th and 8th

    November. Andrew Bickerton writes:

    A total of 132 people attended and the

    magnificent sum of £676 was received in

    donations. When we add the residue of

    sponsorship receipts, we should be able to

    donate around £900 to the Poppy Appeal.

    Of course, there are many to thank.

    First, and most importantly, all those who

    made great sacrifices during that terrible

    time of the Great War. We owe them more

    than we can ever pay.

    Secondly, our sponsors: Neale Davies,

    Top Spec Roofing, Anglian Architectural,

    Leicester Farm, Premier Fireworks, S & R

    Reeve, Colin Whitmore, Listawood, Great

    Massingham Parish Council, Screenprint

    Studio, Outback Autos, Great Massingham

    Village Hall and The Mallard.

    Thirdly, all involved in the production

    who gave of their time over many weeks

    and endured the cold nights in St Mary’s

    Church and my frequent amendments to

    improve the final result.

    I cannot omit the wonderful work done by

    Geoff Randall. The exhibition in St Mary’s,

    of WWI archives and memories associated

    with Massingham residents, was superb.

    Lastly, to all of you who managed to

    tear yourselves away from your

    warm homes and TV, thank

    you for your generosity

    and compliments. I hope it

    will remain with you each

    Remembrance Day to come.

    If I had known it was

    going to be so good

    I’d have come on the

    Friday night as well!

    More on back page and names on page 2

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    Mallard News

    Published for the residents of Great and Little Massingham

    with the support of the Great Massingham Parish Council, the Parochial Church Council and Massingham Village Hall Trustees.

    e-mail: Phone: 01485 520 899 Editorial Committee

    Editor: Bev. Randall. 6 Abbeyfields Great Massingham 01485 520899

    Treasurer: David Baines 01485 520966

    Deadline for January 2015. 20

    th December

    In this issue

     Lest We Forget  Streetlights  Club Members’ Night  Bus Draw  Strollers  Gert & Daisy  Every Little Helps  Baby and Toddler  Christmas Drop-in  Grease & Dirty Dancing  Christmas Lights  Angel Cards  Other Christmas Events  Youth Club  Village Hall Events  Folkspot  Grassroots Malawi  Rev. Judith’s Message  Church News  Church Services  Dates for your Diary


    I thought I needed to comment about the four new streetlights

    we now have down Weasenham Road. They look to me as if

    they have been transported from King’s Lynn High Street and

    do not look very rural at all.

    This is the third different design of streetlight we now have in

    the village - there were already the ones that are attached to

    telegraph or electricity poles and the original stand-alone ones

    that look like a village streetlight should look (my personal


    I realise that the new lights are much more efficient in the use

    of electricity but surely, in this day and age, you could have a

    more efficient bulb to fit the older type of light.

    I wonder what the fourth design of streetlight will be in this

    mish-mash of lamps? Bob Nash


    DRAW RESULTS 1st Prize John Neve

    2nd Prize David Wagstaff

    3rd Prize Elizabeth O’Neill

    4th Prize David Wagstaff

    The final bus ticket draw will be

    made on Dec. 18th. The number

    of prizes will be doubled.


    COMING SOON! MEMBERS’NIGHT Friday 12th December

    We are introducing a monthly members’ night in the Club bar.

    All mainstream drinks will be reduced in price with

    most beers at £2 pint,

    some spirits at £1.50 a shot

    (with free dispensed mixers, bottled mixers full price)

    and wine at £2 a glass.

    At future members’ nights we hope to introduce free music in

    the bar in addition to reduced price drinks. So, watch out for

    further announcements in the New Year.

    In the meantime, come and enjoy a pre-Christmas bonus on

    Friday 12th December.

    Strollers..... The strollers are

    planning a Boxing Day walk

    followed by lunch and a quiz

    at the Dabbling Duck.

    ‘Lest We Forget’ Pictured On Front Page

    Top Picture, Left to Right :

    Neil Steed, Sam Martin, Richard

    Patrick, Harry Ward, Simeon

    Shalom, Malcolm Prue and

    Martin Matthews.

    Bottom Picture, Left to Right:

    Shirley Rae, Yvonne Bridger,

    Tina Andrew, Dorothy Shalom,

    Karen Wadham, Penny Thorn-

    ton, Sue Kingston, Margaret

    Bowes, Ann Bowen and Sue


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    Mallard News

    Shop window

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    Neil Brodie Electrical Contractor

     Windows

     Frames, Sills & Roofs

     Conservatories

     Guttering & Fascias

     Pressure Washing

    All Clear

    Window Cleaning Services

    James  07775 560281 / 01553 349 923


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    Gert & Daisy........... Well, how’s yer Christmas shopping gawn? We hope yew got your Norfolk Black afore that got the flu. If that start sneezing when yew pull its giblets

    owt yew hed better put it in the bin.

    We are hoping fer lots of noice surprises this year. Gert sed she don’t want no vouchers

    this year cos she only end up giving them away. That int harf hard knowing what ter git

    fer the little ones. One of em want an EyePad, one want an EyePh