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Baconsthorpe Village Hall
Baconsthorpe Village Hall held an open evening on Friday 26th March as a thank you to all the people who had given them support and helped them to raise the money to purchase 100 new chairs and 100 place settings and matching crockery.
Sheringham Community Paper This celebration took the form of a cheese and wine evening and raised 69.50 in the raffle held that evening.
Baconsthorpe Village Hall was originally a church school built in 1816 by the community, Sheringham Community Paper
those who could not afford to make a donation used their horses and carts to carry bricks for the building.  The primary school closed its doors for the last time in July 1983. The villagers rented the building from the diocese for five years before purchasing it in 1989. The committee started fund raising to make improvements to the grade II listed building and was recently given a lottery grant of 36,000. The rear of the property was cleared of rubble, then turfed and trees were planted, and the villagers have donated plants and shrubs. It’s now an ideal place for fetes and barbecues.

It is the hub of the community in Baconsthorpe and used for a wide variety of activities including line dancing, prize bingo and carpet bowls.
Sheringham Community Paper
Sheringham Community Paper
Sheringham Community Paper
Dear Editor.  I am writing to say that my husband and I were extremely angry and appalled that our cars were vandalised on Alexandra Road on the weekend of 5th, 6th and 7th March.

We reported the damage to the police and gave descriptions of 2 youngsters who were seen on the Friday evening behaving suspiciously around another damaged car. In hindsight, now we know what they were possibly up to, the police informed us that we should not hesitate to dial 999 and the police will patrol the area.

There have been at least 3 other vandalised cars reported over this particular weekend. The police have said that if they are able to gather enough evidence they WILL prosecute the person or persons who are responsible.

It requires vigilance on the part of the residents of Alexandra Road and the surrounding roads to report any suspicious behaviour to the police. Perhaps we could set up a Neighbourhood Watch programme for this residential area? What do other residents think?

Vandalism is mindless and costs a huge amount of money to repair. (The damage to our 2 cars will cost over 100 to put right) – We have to act NOW!  Name Withheld
"On Mothering Sunday at St. Andrew`s Methodist Church, Sheringham we were pleased to have our oldest member in the congregation! Mrs. Mary Preston was celebrating her 100th. birthday on 22nd March.
Sheringham Community Paper She was presented with a basket of flowers and a card on behalf of the church by Libby Faye, the youngest member of our Sonseekers children`s group.

Posies of daffodils were then presented to all the ladies in the congregation.
Sheringham Community Paper
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