||Dougal's Pet Corner
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|VENTURE FARM ANIMAL TRUST
|Our main aim here at the trust is to re-home as many of
our cats as possible. We usually have over 60 cats in need of loving homes.
We have several cats resident at the farm who for various reasons are not available for
re-homing, or who may take longer to re-home due to special needs. We have a sponsorship
scheme available for these cats. The fee for sponsorship is currently £10 per year.
Also resident at Venture Farm are; goats, chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs,
sheep and one and a very large heifer called Matilda who thinks shes a dog!
We are always looking for people to help with animal care, maintenance, gardening, working
in the shop or helping with fund raising. If you feel able to offer assistance with any of
these, please phone for more details.
We have recently started offering a microchipping service for cats and dogs at the farm.
This is a highly recommended way of ensuring that if a lost pet is taken to a vet or
animal rescue centre it can quickly and easily be reunited with its owner.
If you are interested in helping or want to bring your pet along to be chipped, please
telephone the farm on 01362 858790 to arrange an appointment. We are able to offer this
service for a very reasonable price of £10.
|One thing is sure
It's been said before
That the sky is blue up above.
Once more we are clear
People again fall in love
Re: Issue 32, page 4 Sheringham Zeppelin bomb: I am in an occasional correspondence with
an author who is writing a series of fictional books about the First World War in the air.
Last year, I sent to him a photograph of the Sheringham plaque. In his reply, he mentioned
that his research had turned up the fact that the first bomb was as stated by Mr Tutthill.
The bomb was dropped by a Friedrichshafen FF29 seaplane and it landed in a garden near
Dover Castle. Chris Davey, the author, also said he would prefer to let sleeping dogs lie.
The Sheringham bomb was dropped by either L 3 or L 4 Zeppelin as they both set off, aiming
for Hull but were blown off course and thought that they had attacked Gt. Yarmouth. Mr
Davey's researches are very thorough.
Sincerely, Eddie Sanford.
I remember 'Black Bob' Bishop very well; I don't think anyone could cook fish and chips
like he did. Their hop was in Windham Street and we would queue up for our 'Pennoth' or a
'Tuppeny and one'. On the wall opposite the counter were some lovely paintings of fish and
mermaids, star fish, and all manner of creatures; but I think that these must have all
been painted over eventually. When we were small, we could not reach the top of the
counter, but almost at the end, from the door, was an opening where we could pass our
His brother, Henry Bishop, had a fish shop in Co-operative Street, and there is one today
in the same place. I lived in Cremer Street at that time, and Henry Bishops family nearby,
around in Salisbury Road, at Salisbury House lived 'Black Bob' and his family.
Once when some of us were queuing up for our chips, in the Windham Street shop, we could
hear the engines of an aircraft, we all rushed outside to see the brand new zeppelin, the
R101 on her maiden voyage, she looked beautiful in the sunlight, like a silver cigar.
Yours sincerely, May Ayers
Why do we wash bath towels?
Aren't we clean when we use them?