Issue 52 February 2010
Your Local Independent Community Magazine
Circulation 10,500 copies
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We have heard a rumour that we are retiring, we wish!! Just to reassure our readers who really enjoy their AboutThetford Community Magazine, we are not retiring now orin the foreseeable future.
The About Thetford Community Magazine is produced bywe Thetfordians, Trevor has lived and worked in Thetfordfor the past forty nine years where as I am a relativenewcomer having only lived here for twenty six years!
This year so far is proving more challenging than we mighthave hoped. Trevor will be having an operation shortly andmay be out of action for a while. Rest assured everyendeavour will be made to deliver your magazine as usual.
It might be wise just to hang on to your March copy, if youdont already keep them. This is just incase we do have tomiss one issue so you are able to contact your ThetfordAdvertisers when you need them.
You most probably will be aware of, or have receivedanother monthly magazine by now.
For the past four and half years we have worked tirelessly,with lots of local help to build your community magazineinto what it is today, and to be able to continue to thestandard we have achieved we are counting on yourcontinued support at this dicult time.
We are really appreciative of how extremely wellsupported we are by local people, businesses, societies,clubs, schools and Thetford Town Council.
About Education - Robert Ogden writes. I would alsolike to reassure you that Robert is having a well earnedwriters rest this month and I am sure you will be pleased toknow he will be back in fine form in the next issue.
Best Wishes as always Marje
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ALL AGE WORSHIPSunday February 24th at 10.30am
Thetford Methodist Church, Tanner Street
THE FAMILY FRIENDLY CHURCHLED BY REV. STEVEOLIVER
Worship Band - Puppets - Toy CornerChoir - Childrens Activities
Everyone is welcomeLively Worship for all the Family - Coffee
Thetford Over 60s
Lunch ClubA Club for older people run by volunteers
Do come and join us on:
Tuesdays at Riversdale Wednesdays at St. Michaels 12.30pm
4 for a freshly cooked meal with tea or coffeeTransport available
Thursdays and Fridays for our Pub Club.Telephone: 763722 for information
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Thetford Open GardensAt last the snow is disappearing and we arebeginning to see the first snowdrops peepingthrough. In five months time, on Sunday June13th, we are holding the fourth OPEN GARDENSday here in Thetford, and preparations arealready underway! The date may be a little earlyfor some gardeners, but this year we arehoping to catch the roses in their prime! Wewould therefore like to hear from anyone inThetford who would be willing to join in the funand open their garden in aid of St NicholasHospice, as new gardens are always welcome.
This year we are being joined by the ThetfordGarden and Allotment Club who are holding theirSummer Show in the Church on the Way onSaturday June 12th and will have their flowerson display there on Sunday June 13th.
Liz Hodgson on 07970 718317 would be pleasedto hear from anyone wishing to participate.
Male Voice Choirat the
Carnegie Room, ThetfordSaturday March 13th 2010 at 7.30pm
All proceeds for
Thetford Festival & Concert CommitteeRegistered Charity Number 1055645
Tickets obtained from Tourist Information CentreMarket Place, Thetford - Tel: 01842 751975
Tickets 10 - to include wine, tea/coee and biscuits
Thetford Friends of St. Nicholas Hospice
Quiz n ChipsFriday 19th March 2010
7pm for 7.30pmThetford Grammar School
With Fish & Chip Supper
7.50 per personFor more information or to
book your table (4 people per team)
Please phone: 01842 764046Or contact: Mary Rolton, Hillside, Castle Lane,Thetford IP24 2ER
If your child is between 6 months and 5years old they are entitled to the swineflu vaccination.
If they are a School Lane Patient pleasecontact the number below to book anappointment.
School Lane 01842 753115 Other priority groups are still eligible.
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Every Sunday 10.45 - Coffee after Service
Church Of The Nazarene, Croxton RoadA Welcoming Friendly ChurchLed By Pastor Robert Barker
Worship Group-Sunday School-Children's Friday ClubThursday Evening Meetings
Free Coffee Morning Every Wednesday 10.00am-12.30pmFriendly Worship For All The Family
Phone Number 01842 820114
Warmly invite you to join us for Sunday Worship Mornings - 10.45am
followed by tea and coffee
All Age Service 2nd Sunday morning each monthEvenings - 6.30pm for Informal Service
Mid week activities during term time include: Girls Brigade (Mondays) and House Groups (variable)
For more information contact:Pastor: Rev David Champion 01842 762066
Secretary: Liz Pearce 01842 752382
King Street Baptist Church, Thetford
4-8 year olds activities:Arts and crafts, stories, games, and fun!
8-12 year olds activities: Stories, fun, and games!12-16 year olds activities:
Chats, read stories, fun, debates and discussionswith leaders! (all are C.R.B. checked)After Junior Church we have:
Refreshments and mingle with senior members of the church.Monthly we have an all age worship with a band,
drama, and puppets.Would you like to make new friends and enjoya lively chat with other members of the church?
If so then come along to:Thetford Methodist Church, Tanner Street Thetford
For further details ring Rita Keighley on: 01842 755221
AttentionCreche Babies and Toddlers
Junior Church Ages 4 - 16
Church of the NazareneWelcomes you to our free
coffee morning every Wednesday
10.00 - 12.30pm
Why not pickup a bargain at the same
time on our bric-a-brac stalls
on display every week.
A Surprise Dip for the children.
SILVERTHREADSOver 60s Afternoon Tea
Tuesdays 2pm till 4pm
Cloverfield Community Centre
For more information ContactMrs Moya Brown 01842 761863
280.22p Raisedfor St. Nicholas HospiceDon Goveia and Pam Mason would like to thank all thosewho donated money to the street collection, those whobought from the table top sale on the switching on of theChristmas lights in Thetford and the table top sale in theRiversdale. The donations raised was a total of 280.22pfor The Friends of St Nicholas Hospice.
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Thetford Past and Present
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For about five decades in the 19th century and three in the 20th, steam e