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|Sheringham Football Club
Both teams had excellent results in their last two games. The 1st XI trounced MORLEY
VILLAGE 8 - 1 at home and the next week travelled to THETFORD RES and came away with a
comfortable 4 - 0 victory. The reserve XI scored seven goals without reply at home to LYNG
and then gained a point in a commendable 3 - 3 draw against league leaders EAST RUSTON.
Not such good news on the intelligence front. True to form in the Town Quiz our team was
dumped out in the first round, but we will be back again next year.
November 200 club winners
£50 Chris Ayers
£25 Glenis Wilson
£10 Glynn Chestney
£5 B Smith, R Dromey, P Moy, K Turner,
N Jordan, M Holsey, P Pumphrey, E Stothers
Sheringham v North Walsham
9 Oct 1897
EDP Match Report
These teams met at the Sheringham ground. In the first half neither side scored nor was
there any special play shown by either team. The second part of the match saw Sheringham
play an aggressive game and goals were scored by PALMER, VINCE and CRASKE, and a fourth
off CUBITT of North Walsham. RESULT, SHERINGHAM 4 NORTH WALSHAM 0 (At that time there were
8 teams in the league. Sherinham was in sixth position after 3 games with two points)
P Bacon, Secretary
The Arthritis Care Information worker will be holding an Information Drop-in at the Health
Centre, Sheringham on Wednesday 29th January from 9.30 - 11.30.
The purpose of the Information drop-in is to provide information, help and support for
people with arthritis of all ages, their families and carers and anyone else involved in
supporting people with arthritis.
If you would like further details about the Arthritis Care Information Drop-in
please contact Jack on 01263 824 478
|St Peter's Short Mat Bowls Club
|Dear @ Sheringham
The Church claims that they cannot afford to keep St Peter's Parish Hall as it requires
too much money to bring it up to new Health & Safety standards and they have no option
but to sell it. We know that applications have been submitted that range from completely
razing the hall to the
||ground, to building more
houses or changing it to a Play Barn for Children and the Church is known to want the
money to build new toilets at the Church.
The loss of St Peter's Parish Hall will be devastating to several people in Sheringham
who are regular users. Initially the Parish Hall was built by public subscription
including the sale of bricks which residents signed. The Bishop of Norwich said when he
dedicated the foundation stone in 1956 that it was really an essential adjunct to the work
of the Church in a parish and we feel that this is the case for our club.
The church set up the Bowls Club when it needed to raise money for the Hall. We provide a
place where mostly the elderly, can meet and play. In the process we have been successful
and now provide the major part of the Hall's revenue - around £2500 per annum. Many now
regard this as a lifeline enabling them to get out of the house meaningfully.
Until his death last year our oldest player was 93 and from the very Hannah family that
sold the land on which the hall was built. How many other sporting activities are
available to people of this age? The Bowls Club over a period of four years, has become a
fun and caring place for over 50 elderly people, many of who find it the only reason to
leave their homes will be a great loss to the town.
|We have tried, so far very unsuccessfully to
find another venue in town that would be large enough for us to play in and accessible to
all of our members.
It was also our intention to resurrect the Good Companions, a group that used to provide a
"drop-in" centre for the elderly. In this way we would have widened the range of
activities at the Club both for the benefit of members and the Hall.
We feel very let down by the church's attitude to us and other clubs like us. We who use
the hall at present have been loyal to the church and feel that the church has been
extremely disloyal to us. I thought that the principal role of the church is in looking
after the well being of its congregation in matters both spiritual and temporal (and that
surely means the wider community not just those on the electoral roll of the building)?
They are, instead embarking on a project to deprive the Town of its only Parish Hall and,
in our case, hit hard at a very vulnerable section of the community - the elderly.
||There are other ways of
raising the required amount to update the hall to the required standards, and promote the
use of it to enough people at appropriate rates to make enough money to cover the upkeep
and entertainment licences. There are for instance, NO Youth Organisations using the Hall,
NO sporting activities, NOR any Wedding Receptions, just to name a few.
|Our Club would if
asked (and it hasn't been), meet the financial deficit at the Hall and I believe a local
charity would cover the cost of up-grading facilities to the new Health and Safety
standards. We feel that the church is taking the easy option at the expense of its
Norman Church, Secretary
St Peter's Short Mat Bowls Club