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Are you one of those people who listen to the older generation going on about how it used to be in the winter, when we had 'real' winters in Norfolk? Well, below is a very old photograph taken just outside Sheringham, many moons ago, during what was then a 'normal' winter. When the weather was really bad, local men were often 'stood off' from their jobs, such as building, as they were unable to either get to work or actually be able to complete their work because of the snow.  They would go on the dole, which was nothing like it is nowadays, they had to work for their money. During the winter months, they were expected to go Snow Heaving to clear roads and footpaths, so that townsfolk and villagers could get about.
I can remember as a child, walking down the road where a narrow path had been cleared in the snow, the walls on either side of me were so high that you could not see over the top and where the road went round a corner, you could not see in front or to the rear. It was quite scary for a small child, but we had to get to the shop. Many outlying villages were cut off as the snow was often as high as the hedgerows. At times we used to walk on top of the hedges without even realising it. Sledging was great though!

When I think of the M25 recently grinding to a halt over a cuple of inches of snow, it made me think - what on earth would this country do now if we had similar snowfalls - would the people on the dole be expected to go Snow Heaving? I would like to think that Sheringham is a caring community and the old Bulldog Spirit would come to the fore. What do you think? Is it you in the photo?
Sheringham Community Paper
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Sunday 30th March
Sheringham Community Paper

7/8th Mexican Evening - bring your Sombraro for some Hispanic
14/15th St. Patricks Evening
Irish Jigs Celtic Promise
17th St. Patrick Day Celebration
21st/22nd New Orleans Jazz &
Traditional Deep South Menu
21st The Mick Murphy Quartet
New Orleans Jazz Live

30th Book Early for Mothers Day Lunch
Treat your Mum she's worth it.
Before the men get in on the act!
New Function Room now open
New non-smoking Bar & Restaurant area
opening in April 2003


Bookings now being taken

Homemade Cream of Asparagus Soup
Homemade Chicken Liver Terrine
Supreme of Salmon with a Thai Basil Sauce
Lamb Cutlets with Wild Mushroom Farce
Wrapped in Puff Pastry
Maple Syrup Cheesecake with a Toffee Sauce
Montage of Chocolate with Strawberry Coulis
Coffee and Petit Fours

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