SHERINGHAM & DISTRICT BRANCH OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
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NEWS UPDATE - ADDED LATE TO THIS EDITION
Summer and smiles at Pretty Corner wood - Woodland Trust to host a jam-packed summer festival
When: Thursday 21 August 2014
Where: Pretty Corner Woods, Norfolk. Parking available at NP26 8PA
Time: 10.30am - 4pm
Entry: Suggested donation £1 per person.
The Woodland Trust, with partner North Norfolk District Council, will be hosting its annual summer festival at Pretty Corner wood (near Sheringham, Norfolk) this summer holiday. The event is guaranteed to be a highlight of the holiday season, with a wide variety of woodland crafts and family activities.
There are activities to suit everyone. Woodland crafts such as bodging and woodland art will provide visitors the chance to get creative, whilst Archery and the opportunity to explore the wood further may suit the more adventurous types. The Trust will also be getting into the seaside spirit with face-painting and donkey rides.
Michael Ryder, site manager for the Woodland Trust said: “It’s great to be able to invite locals to our wood for such a big, fun-filled event. We hope it will encourage more people to enjoy the wood on a regular basis, and inspire them to get involved in more woodland activities in the future. Our key events include archery, bodging and donkey rides – all of which will provide great fun for families.”
Pretty Corner wood is a mixture of Woodland, heathland and acid grassland. It’s already home to a wide variety of animals and plants and it is hoped that further conservation activities will continue to support this vital habitat. The wood has received generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Rural Development Program for England (RDPE).
Children under the age of 16 must be with an adult. Dogs must be kept under control at all times. For more information please call Anne-Marie Katnoria on 07920 576634 or email email@example.com
LIGHTS OUT - One Million Candles to Remember
Lights Out is an invitation to everyone in the UK to turn off their lights from 10pm until 11pm, leaving on a single light or candle for this shared moment of reflection to mark the 100th Anniversary of the date Great Britain entered the First World War.
We know that Sheringham paid a high price during this war, there are 75 names listed on our War Memorial who died during this conflict. These are not just names; they each represent an individual who died prematurely, fighting for our freedom. They were also somebody's son, husband, father, grandfather and/or friend. Their lives mattered and their loss was felt deeply for many, many years, long after the War had ended. They should never be forgotten and neither should their families who also paid the price.
We have no idea of the number of men and women from Sheringham who came back from the War with life changing injuries, both physical and mental. These individuals should also be remembered as they had to live with the results for years, never forgetting the horrors, in fact a living nightmare.
Sheringham will be marking this special anniversary with two events on Monday 4th August.
We would like to invite you all to join us at The War Memorial in Sheringham at 10.45am, where we will be holding a short service to Commemorate the beginning of World War I. During this service you can lay a wreath or posy. To differentiate between Remembrance and this Commemoration, we are asking that you do not lay traditional poppies, but instead Pink and White flowers with sprigs of Rosemary for Remembrance.
In the evening, at The War Memorial we will be holding a candle-lit vigil between the hours of 10pm until 11pm. If you would like to come along and join us for this hour of quiet reflection there will be candles available, or you can bring your own. M&S are selling a special Centenary Candle with all profits going to support serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.
If you cannot join us at The War Memorial, please, wherever you are, light a candle or have a single light on at home.
Please come and pay your respects to all those who sacrificed their lives and their futures during this conflict. We Will Remember Them.