Issue 54 2010
Your Local Independent Community Magazine
Circulation 10,500 copies
Thetford Healthy Town p25 - p32 Connies 100th Birthday p37
01379 688580The Design Centre, Fysons Farm, Thetford Road, North Lopham, Diss IP22 2HQ
www.diss-windows.co.uk email: email@example.com
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Visit our Showroom,or we can visit you.
For a FREENo Obligation Quote
Call 01379 688580
We do Kitchens
Open 7 days a week Monday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pmTHE DESIGN CENTRE FYSONS FARM THETFORD RD NORTH LOPHAM DISS IP22 2HQ
Truly Affordable Made to Measure just for You No Gimmicks or Hard Sell
JUST GOOD HONEST KITCHENS
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Gorse Industrial Estate Barnhamwww.firstname.lastname@example.org
01842 890304M 07737 151916 (til 7pm)
Servicing all makes and models includingnew cars, keeping manufacturers warranty
FREE MOTwith an Eliteplus ServiceEconomy Power Plus Tuning
7 Daysa Week
Established 20 Years
Servicing and Repairs on allMakes & Models
Engine Management Diagnostics
Fault Code Reader Tyres & Exhausts
(Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Tested)
Open Monday - Friday 8am - 6pmand Saturdays 8am - 1pm
VICKERSMOTORS LTDThe Female Friendly Garage
Good Honest Service
23 Brunel Way, Thetford,Norfolk IP24 1HP
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Publisher: About Thetford Limited131 Nunnery Drive, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 3EP
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01842 761549 07754 034 015DEADLINE for May Issue 15th April
For a Reliable Taxi Serviceat a Fair Price.Local, Long Distance,Airports, Special Rates for Contractsand Regular CustomersAlwaysuse a Licensed TaxiBe Safe Be Secure
Dear Readers,I hope you enjoy reading all the articles about the manygood deeds that go on in the town, that have beencontributed this month, there are a lot of unsung heroes inThetford.
I would also like to say thank you for all the good wishes,support, and oers of help we have received over the pastfew weeks. We are really grateful and will be taking theseoers up soon!
We have been told to expect a date for Trevors operationany day now so would really appreciate any copy for MayIssue as early as possible.
Thanks again, Best Wishes, Marje.
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SEVEN-DAY TAXI SERVICE
Competitive Rates - Contracts Welcome
Distance No Object!
Phone: 01842 766900
Mobile: 07979 267 938
01842 755 22201842 755 222
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Call or Email for a Quote or Bookingthetfordtaxisa2b@msn.com
Self-Employed Owner Drivers WantedBreckland Executive & Wedding Cars
Call 07706 139 email@example.comFor that special occasion, Day or Night
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OrganiserMrs Brenda Webb89 Lovell GardensWatton, ThetfordNorfolk IP25 6TY
Tel: 01953 885 55907776 firstname.lastname@example.org
SecretaryMs Sandra Wheeler
91 Admirals WayThetfordNorfolk
Tel: 01842 75177807818 827 601
Breckland Leisure & Waterworld CentreCroxton RoadTHETFORD
Sunday 18th April 201010am till 3pm
Admission FREE(Donations on door appreciated)
In aid of Asperger Youth Group
ThetfordCharity No. 1074699
The South Suffolk ShowAmpton Racecourse, Ingham Nr Bury St. Edmunds
(Follow the signs off the A134)
SUNDAY, MAY 9th 2010
A Traditional Agricultural ShowFeaturing
Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Horses, Craft Marquee, Food Hall, Trade Stands of all types,Public Catering, Fun Fair and Vintage Machinery.
Ring attractions to include The Flying Gunners, and Stallions of Substance,with displays by the West Suffolk and Eastern Counties Motor Club, Hawk Experience
Falconry Display Team, Suffolk Gundog Club and the EATC with Terrier Racing.Come along to the South Suffolk and experience a Great Day out.
Admission: Adults 8, Children 5-15 & Senior Citizens 5, Family Ticket 25(See website for advance discounted ticket bookings form)
FREE CAR PARKING
For further information Tel: 01638 750879 or view www.southsuffolkshow.co.uk
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Thetford Lionesses collected 106.00 from therecent Mothers Day stall - to be donated to the AirAmbulance and other Lioness Charities. ThetfordLionesses also collected 1,228 from the Marie Curiecollections and would like to say a big thank you toeveryone that supported these two events.
Thetford Town Centre
Please note: Meetings are now onthe second Monday of the month and
NOT Thursdays as previously
Monday 12th April 7.00pm, Riversdale CentreEveryone welcome
Tel Margaret Findlay 01842 824884
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WORSHIPEvery Sunday 10.45 - Coffee after Service
Church Of The Nazarene, Croxton RoadA Welcoming Friendly Church Led 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 820114Warmly invite you to join us for Sunday Worship Mornings - 10.45am
followed by tea and coffeeAll Age Service 2nd Sunday morning each month
Evenings - 6.30pm for Informal ServiceMid 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
Church of the NazareneWelcomes you to our free
coffee morning every Wednesday10.00 - 12.30pm
Why not pickup a bargain at thesametime on our bric-a-brac stalls
on display every week.A Surprise Dip for the children.
Thetford Over 60sLunch Club
A 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
The Thetford Friends of St.Nicholas Hospice CareTable Top Sale on Saturday 17th April at the courtyard St. CuthbertsChurch and on 15th May, 19th June, 17th July and 21st August.
For stall security as you unload your car, please speak to Don and hewill keep an eye on your valuables. Also table with items from St.Nicholas Hospice Care Warehouse, mainly new, in their originalpackaging and reasonably priced.
Start setting up 07.00hrs for 08.00hrs - 12.00hrs, market day. Pitchfees 5. Please phone Don on 01842 753645 to book a pitch, limitedspaces will be on a first come first served basis.
Car Boot Sales at Thetford Rugby Club, on the Mundford Road, onSundays. Pitch fees 5. The times are 06.00hrs to 12.00hrs. 25th April30th May, 27th June, 25th July and 29th August.
Don Goveia - Chairman The Thetford Friends of St. Nicholas Hospice Care
THETFORD ST. JOHN FELLOWSHIPInvites all retired members, ex members and any
helpers that were involved with St. John to join them onthe first Wednesday of each month.
We Meet in St. Cuthberts Church Hall at 2pm
Diary of EventsApril 7th Dinner at the TerrierMay 5th AGMJune 2nd Bee Keeping................Arthur ChasneyJuly 7th CrossroadsAugust 4th Visit to Dads Army MuseumSeptember Flower and Plant QuizOctober 6th My Varied Career...................................JoNovember 3rd Arts and Crafts Session by MembersDecember 1st Get together and Buffet
EASTER PRAISE CONCERTEaster Sunday 7pm
At The Church on the WayAdmirals Way Estate Thetford
ALL WELCOMEADMISSION & REFRESHMENTS FREE
SPEAKERS VISITS OUTINGS COMPETITIONSOr just a friendly chat over a cuppa
Table Top Sale & Car WashingTable Top Sale