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  • Issue 59 September 2010

    Your Local Independent Community Magazine

    Circulation 10,800 copies

    SELF EMPLOYED FULL TIME AND WEEKEND DRIVERS REQUIRED (VEHICLES SUPPLIED)

    Free Ringback on Arrival (to any landline/mobile)Free No Obligation Quotes Airport Transfers (discount on return trips)Business Contracts Welcome (VAT Registered, computerised billing)Up to 8 Passenger Vehicles Available

    For further details call our staff on 01842 76 45 76or email - 21stcenturytaxi@btconnect.com

    PHONES ANSWERED AT ALL TIMESTAXIS FOR HIRE 24/7TAXIS FOR HIRE 24/7

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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

    If you would like to advertise yourbusiness please contact

    aboutthetford@googlemail.com or call Marje on

    01842 761549 07754 034 015DEADLINE for Oct. Issue 15th Sept.

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    SEVEN-DAY TAXI SERVICE

    Competitive Rates - Contracts Welcome

    Distance No Object!

    Phone: 01842 766900

    Mobile: 07979 267 938

    KES CABSDear Readers,

    Another month has own by and as you read my letter thismonth, the Thetford Festival will be in full swing for all toenjoy. The summer holidays have come to an end, buthopefully not the summer weather as we could all do witha few more weeks of sun, before the delights of Christmasare in the ong. It would help us greatly, especially as weapproach our busiest time, if all copy for inclusion in theAbout Thetford could be emailed to us by 15th of eachmonth. Many thanks in anticipation,Best Wishes, Marje

    www.aboutthetford.net

    ALL AGE WORSHIPSunday 26th September at 10.30am

    Thetford Methodist Church, Tanner Street

    THE FAMILY FRIENDLY CHURCHLED BY REV. STEVEOLIVER

    Worship Band - Puppets - Toy CornerEveryone is welcome

    Lively Worship for all the Family - Coffee

    Breckland Mobility SuppliesUnit 5 Telford Way - Thetford - IP24 1HU

    Opposite Cosy Carpets

    TEL: 01842 766087

    SALES-SERVICE-REPAIRS-PARTS

    BATTERIES, ACCESSORIES

    For:- Scooters, Wheelchairs, Chairs, Beds

    Bath-Lifts, etc

    We also Hire Wheelchairs & Scooters

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    SUMMER FETESUMMER FETESUNDAY 5th SEPTEMBER

    In Aid of

    CAKE STALL TOMBOLA

    FACE PAINTING

    LIVE MUSIC by MIDNIGHT GROOVE

    QUAD BIKES

    BUZZER GAME

    MYSTERY BOXESFRUIT & VEG STALL

    L o t s o f P r i z e s t o b e W o n

    Raffle to win Multiyork Vouchers & many more prizes

    Tug of War teams: 5.00 per team of 5 adultsClosing Date for entering a team: Tuesday 31st August

    RUGBY COACHING CLINIC

    For more information or to enter a teamemail: marketing@multiyork.co.uk

    Organised by Thetfordbased company

    BBQ

    THETFORD RUGBY CLUB12.30pm - 4pm

    FANCY DRESS

    Quiz & Fun Nightin aid of the Mayors Charities

    Saturday 25th September 2010at The Carnegie Room, Thetford

    Doors open at 6pm for 7pm start5 per head including chicken and chips

    Teams: Maximum of 6 people(as many teams as you like)

    Tickets available at the door on the night

    Cash Prizes, Rae & BarThe Mayors Charities are

    St. Nicholas Hospice - Thetford Young CarersLaptops for Teaching at Riversdale

    FUNFAIRFUNFAIRFUNFAIRLARRY GRAY & SONSTHETFORD FUNFAIR

    Opening on:

    8th, 9th, 10th & 11th September6pm till 10pm Weekdays2pm till 10pm Saturday

    NEW RIDES THIS YEARALL RIDES ONLY 1 per RIDE

    (Come and see whats in town this year)

    SILVERTHREADSOver 60s Afternoon TeaTuesdays 2pm till 4pm

    Cloverfield Community Centre

    For more information ContactMrs Moya Brown 01842 761863

    Tuesday 14th.September is our 1st anniversary,and the Mayor & "Dads Army" are coming to help

    us celebrate . Every one is welcome

    at

    Breckland Leisure & Waterworld CentreCroxton Road, Thetford IP24 1JD

    on

    Sunday 5th September 201010am till 3pm

    Admission FREE(Donation on the door appreciated)

    In aid of Asperger Youth Group Thetford(Charity No. 1074699)

    Craft &GiftFayre

    Card & Scrapbook SuppiesQuality Local Hand Made Crafts

    WHEELER EVENTSpresents

    wheelerevents@aol.com

    Sunday 12th September 1pm - 4pm

    Prize for the Best Dressed 'Aztec' judged at theOpening Ceremony

    All the traditional stalls, plus new rides and inflatables, Tri Golf,

    Coconut Shy, Archery, and ATC Sedan Rides.

    Arena attractions include Irish Dancing,The Green Dragon Morris Dancers,

    and ATC 1109 Sqn. Display

    Join us at this lovely traditional event!FULL BAR & BBQ

    Enquiries: Phone Elizabeth Holland on 01842 890522

    Come and enjoy

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  • FOBS Garden PartyIn recent years a charity known as Friends ofBrandon Station (FOBS) has been formed with theaim of acquiring a lease from Network Rail in orderto preserve the nineteenth century flint building andultimately find communal use for it.

    With the help of a small group of volunteers (the Friends),a great deal of superficial work has been carried out tomake the station one of the most attractive in the region.The murals and flower boxes have already wonprestigous awards. The next step requires considerablefunding and a GARDEN PARTY for local families is beingheld at Riverside Lodge, High Street, Brandon on Sunday12th September from 12noon until 6pm to help bring theexistence and aims of FOBS to the attention of thegeneral public.

    A host of attractions has been laid on including theBreckland Brass Band from 1 to 3pm, a Tea Dance in thelarge marquee to the non-stop piano playing of Thetford`smaestro Pip Jepson, Rowing Boat Hire, Model Railway,Barbecue and Cake Stall, Licenced Bar, Teas and Coffee(Toilets on site). Children will be well catered for with aBouncy Castle, Play Rangers, Balloons, Lucky Dip andFace Painting.

    Entrance to the riverside gardens for this family funday is 1 for adults, children free but must beaccompanied. All enquiries to Chris on 01842-811236.

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    Discos for all occasions!Contact kevin @ K&M roadshow,

    m 07881842993 - 01842 761027or email: kandmroadshow@hotmail.com

    We are also agents for:Paradise BOUNCE

    child & adult bouncy castles, rodeo bullinflatables for hire, and we have many more

    fun & games for you to enjoy.

    Paradise CHOCOLATEchocolate fountain ideal for any party

    occasion you have.

    Contact mark on01953 665009 m 07525 925986or email: paradisechocolate@live.co.uk

    K&Mroadshow

    K&Mroadshow

    Friends of Grove Surgery Charity Fund Raising Event

    Saturday 18th Septemberat The Old Coee Mill, School Lane, ThetfordSocial Evening, with Licensed Bar and Music,

    includes a Big Rae and Racing7pm till 11:30pm.

    Tickets 3.50 including Buet Supper,available from Grove Lane Surgery.

    All proceeds to frOGS Charity No.1035779

    Inner Wheel Club of Thetford

    Candlelit Supper with Comedy Plays

    On the evenings of 22nd and 23rd October

    two one act comedy plays, with a two course

    supper served in between, will be performed

    at Barnham Village Hall. These are aimed to be

    fun evenings with all proceeds being divided

    between the Motor Neurone Disease

    Association and St. Nicholas Hospice. Do come

    and support one of the evenings. The

    experienced actors, who are nearly all from

    Barnham, are giving up their time to create the

    entertainment for these two charity nights.

    To book a ticket, priced at 16.00, or for

    further information, please call Jean Dunning

    on 01842 890 363 or

    Jackie Clark on 01842 890482.

    An Invitation to you to join us onSaturday 25th September

    for our Family and Friends Afternoonwith activities for all ages

    and onSunday 26th September 10.45 am.

    'Back to Church Sunday'Haven't been for a while? - Never been before?

    This is what you've been waiting for!Followed by a barbecue!

    Church of the Nazarene, Croxton Road, Thetford.

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  • Thetford Past and Present

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    Today, it is difficult to imagine that Thetford was once an important religious centre, boasting several priories andnumerous churches. The Cluniac Priory and the impressive, well preserved 14th century gateway are poignantremainders of a distant and intangible past. Past photograph from the David Osborne