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  • Issue 85 November 2012

    Your Local Independent Community Magazine

    Circulation 11,000 copies


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  • The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher

    Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information contained within this magazine, the publishers take noresponsibility for the accuracy of statements made by its contributors, in any advertisements or for any loss arising from non-publication of any advertisement. Reproduction of any part of this publication without permission of the publishers is strictlyforbidden. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher

    Publisher: About Thetford Limited131 Nunnery Drive, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 3EP

    Tel: 01842 761549 email: aboutthetford@googlemail.com

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    Dear Readers,

    When November arrives and Pudsey appears Ihave to concede that winter is on its way,confirmation of this is reinforced by the darkevenings resigning summer to a distant memory.Time to embrace hats, gloves, scarves and thickwinter coats. It is also time to enjoy a glass or twoof mulled wine, wander around the marketssurrounded by the seasonal aromas of roastchestnuts and other delights. Then at the end ofa long day relax in front of the fire.

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  • St. Cuthberts ChurchSunday 4th November 10.30 am Come and Praise6.30pm Service of Remembrance for the bereaved.

    Sunday 11th November 9.30am Holy Communion followed by the Remembrance Service

    in the Market Place with the Royal British Legion.

    Sunday 18th November 10.30am Morning PrayerSunday 25th November 10.30am Holy CommunionSunday 2nd December 10.30am Come and Praise

    6.30pm Evening Prayer

    Services of Holy Communion every Sunday at 8.00am and also onWednesdays at 10.30am. Morning Prayer is said at 9.00am on

    every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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    ALL AGE WORSHIPThetford Methodist Church, Tanner StreetTHE FAMILY FRIENDLY CHURCHSunday 18th November at 10.30am

    LED BY REV. KENNICHOLLSWorship Band Toy Corner Puppets

    Choir Childrens Activities Everyone is Welcome

    Lively worship for all the family - Coffee

    Thetford Methodist Church

    Autumn FayreNovember 10th 9.45 to 11.45

    Cakes, books, jigsaws, collectables,

    bric-a-brac and plants

    12.00 Lunch 5 for a 2 course hot meal

    Everyone Welcome

    Thetford Methodist ChurchWe invite you to our 14th Annual Christmas Tree Festival

    'The World celebrates Christmas'Tues 4th December at 6pm

    Switching on ceremony with entertainmentWed 5th - Sun 9th Dec 9.30am to 5pm each day

    Admission free but donations towards The Matthew Project and the Alzheimers Society.

    Special Events:a) Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstration by Chelsea

    medal winner..Thursday 6th Dec at 7.30pm. 5 admissionb) Schools' Carol Celebration...Friday 7th Dec at 1.45pmc) Festival lunches....Saturday 8th Dec 12noon onwards.

    2- course hot lunches 5d) Festival Closing Service...Sunday 9th Dec 4pm.

    Carols for everyone plus guest artistes.Do come and share this very special Tree Festival in a beautiful setting

    RAF Honington

    Christmas Gift FairEveryone Welcome (Photographic ID required)

    Thursday 15th November 201210.00am until 2.30pm

    2 Entrance FeeRefreshments, tea/coffee and home made cakes for saleAll proceeds will be split equally between SSAFA (Soldiers,

    Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) Forces Help In-Service at RAF Honington

    and Prostate Cancer UK

    Scotts Christmas Coee MorningSaturday 1st December 2012 10am - 1pm

    Scotts Opticians would like to cordially invite allpatrons of Thetford and surrounding areas to aChristmas Coffee Morning on Saturday 1st December2012 at the practice. Please pop in between 10am and1pm for a friendly cuppa and meet the team, includingthe optometrists Dr Parth Shah - the new owner of thepractice - and Mr Richard Rolton.

    We will be holding a local charity fundraiser on theday and we will have activities for children, so there willbe something for everyone. And if that isnt enough,we will be offering a 15% discount off any purchasemade or arranged on the day!

    We look forward to seeing you soon.Sheila, Wendy, Mo and Rhonda

    Scotts Opticians. Red Cross Building, Guildhall St, Thetford, IP24 2DTTel: 01842 764831Website: www.scottstheopticians.com

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    Carol concert

    Sunday 2nd December at 4pmThetford Methodist Church Tanner Street

    BRECKLAND BRASS BAND In aid of Action for Children

    Mince pies and coee to follow

    Croxton Road Christian ChurchChurch of the Nazarene, Thetford

    Blind singer/songwriter

    Marilyn Baker in concert

    with Tracey

    Williamson Come along to meet Marilyns guide dog Saffie and Tracys listening dog


    Saturday 24th November @ 7.30 pm

    Free Entry Retiring collection

    + Afternoon Workshop @ 2pm Topic - Moving out in the Spiritual gifts

    Also Sunday 25th Nov 10.45am with Marilyn & her Team

    The Riversdale Centre working in conjunction withthe local Muslim Association is holding,

    Indian Food Fayrein Aid of Lions Club of Mombasa Pwani Eye & EarTreatment. All Proceeds will go between Riversdale& treatment of local Mombasa Pwani people

    Chicken Curry Pilan Rice Pakora

    Vegetable Curry Tarka Daal Samosas

    Plus Indian Jewellery & Henna

    On Saturday 3rd November 2012 at 10am till 1pmand again on the Friday 30th November 2012 whenthe Christmas lights switch on so come and getwarmed up at:

    At Riversdale Tanner Street ThetfordAll enquires please contact Pauline 01842 764647

    Email: riversdale_centre@btconnect.com

    Calling all Instrumentalists"Remembrance Day falls on Sunday the 11th Novemberand it is hoped that a small band will be formed toaccompany the singing at the Remembrance Service onthe Market Square.If you can play any brass or woodwind instrument andwould like to take part, please contact me onianjsmith15@btinternet.com or 01824 861980for details of the music and rehearsals.I look forward to hearing from you.

    Ian J. Smith - Organist & ChoirmasterSt. Cuthbert's Parish Church

    Common Sense ClubSTOP PRESS

    Following the last-minute cancellation of our meetingon Friday 5 October, due to the ill-health of thespeaker, we have been able to rearrange the sessionfor Friday 23rd Novemb