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  • Issue 52 February 2010

    Your Local Independent Community Magazine

    Circulation 10,500 copies

    Win Family Set of Ipswich Town Football Club Tickets - see p16

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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 March Issue 15th February

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    Dear Readers,

    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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    Distance No Object!

    Phone: 01842 766900

    Mobile: 07979 267 938


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  • ALL AGE WORSHIPSunday February 24th at 10.30am

    Thetford Methodist Church, Tanner Street


    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.

    St. Edmundsbury

    Male Voice Choirat the

    Carnegie Room, ThetfordSaturday March 13th 2010 at 7.30pm

    All proceeds for

    Sponsored by

    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.

    Swine Flu

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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