We thought it would be interesting to feature some stories about people who have lived in the community as well as the history of some of the places and very interesting old houses - enjoy going back in time.
The school photo was given to Diana Burroughes - It would be interesting to find out how many relatives of these people are still living in the community as we suspect most of these children were born in Bressingham. The photo is dated approximately 1929. We'd love to hear from anyone who recognizes any of the names and knows any of their relatives - please get in touch with us if you do - E: email@example.com
A way to support Bressingham Parish Church .....
and a chance to win £30 per week! Join the “49 Club” -
only 8 places left
So what is the "49 Club"? It's a “Club” run to help raise funds for our church and is limited to 49 members. Each member has a number from 1 to 49 (or as many numbers they would like). Each number costs £1 a week and the winning number each week is the bonus number on the main National Lottery Draw. The winner gets £30.00 in prize money. Any number not allocated to a member is deemed to be for the church and if that number comes up then the church gets the winnings.
We have 8 spare numbers at the moment so if you are interested in supporting your local church and with a chance of winning as well please contact: Mrs Kay Brock, Abbotswood, High Road, Bressingham - T: 01379 688 331 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
We supply you with 5 envelopes, each one representing 5 weekly payments of £1 ie £5 which can be dropped off at
Abbotswood or the Village Shop.
PARISH PARTNERSHIPS SCHEME
Norfolk County Council recently issued a letter from David Harrison,
Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation, to all Parish Councils about their past success in working closely with Town and Parish Councils regarding their ongoing delivery of local highway improvements and how their limited funds can be used to meet local needs. Here's your opportunity to read the letter - click here. Bressingham and Fersfield Parish Council will support any majority proposal by its parishioners.
There are so many interesting people living in our community, we thought it would be good to learn more about them - interviews and photos by Liz Handy
Pam is a member of the Bressingham and Fersfield Parish Council - she was opted onto the council 3 years ago. She was brought up in Barking in Essex and has lived in many different places before coming to Bressingham 9 years ago. Now she lives in the heart of Bressingham on High Road with her son and her sister Chris. Since moving here two other members of her family have moved to the village, with another one hoping to move here in the summer, so Bressingham has become quite a “family hub”.
When they decided to share their resources and buy a house together they wanted a house where they could have their own space as well as share some facilities. They also wanted it to be in a village and part of a community. Pam said that as soon as she walked into the kitchen of their home she knew it was where she wanted to live.
Pam has done various jobs from working in a children's home to teaching refugees English. Her work has always involved working with people. She now works locally in Adult Education teaching English as a foreign language and English Literacy. When she first moved here she wanted to be involved with the local community and has done various things such as helping with the local youth group when it existed, and was a member of the Parish Plan Committee. Last week she helped the lighting team for the pantomine at the Village Hall. She has always supported the village shop, and is now able to make more use of it since it has been open for longer hours and on Sunday mornings. Pam loves living in the middle of the village and as a Parish Councillor wants to work towards making people in the community feel “inclusive” both socially and in taking local decisions. Being very interested in history she is hoping to see our Bressingham’s Grade one Parish church used for more community events as well as for services. A plan to hold a a monthly coffee/tea in the church is underway starting from April. (more of this later).
JUMBLE WANTED TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THE ALLOTMENT ASSOCATION SO IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO OFFER PLEASE CONTACT KARL ON TELEPHONE: 01379 688413
Charlie and Stephanie who have been running the shop for over a month now, are open on Sundays.
Please note new times below.
Please also order any special papers by
getting in touch either by email or telephone 01379 687221 or by just popping in ... And rememeber ..... there are always lots of nice fruit and veg!
QUIZ NIGHT - SATURDAY 8 MARCH
The next Quiz Night at Bressingham Village Hall will be in March - confirmed date to follow.
New dates - 2-4pm each Sunday starting 9th March; then 23rd March; 6th April; 13th April; 4th May and last one, Sunday 25th May. £30 for the 6 sessions in advance or £6 each 2-hour session. Trained coach and equipment supplied. Details T: 01379 688375.
YOGA - Mon 9.30-11.00 am
Classes in the Village Hall - for full details see the poster on the hall notice board or ring Jackie T: 01379 650513.
Pilates in Bressingham Village Hall - still some spaces available please get in touch via Amanda's website or T: 07557 025513.
Want to play singles/doubles or brush up your tennis skills with some tuition? Contact Sam Darlow on 07714 706033 or email him.
We play all year round and have two teams entered in the Norfolk & Norwich Winter League. Feel free to come along on Saturday mornings (from 10.30) to try out the game. Visit our blog >
Concert in memory of Rodger Aves
A concert in memory of Rodger Aves will be held on FRIDAY 2nd MAY 2014 at Diss Church at 7.30 pm. Tickets £8.00 each, including a glass of wine. The Stuart Singers from Gloucestershire are giving the concert, free of charge, and there will be 40 in the choir! This will be an evening not to miss, with a variety of music, and I would like to hear from anyone who can give us help in preparing and printing the programme, advertising, and also people who can help sell the tickets. Contact Diana on 01379 688291 or email: email@example.com
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