Issue 51 January 2010
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:a dvdThere will be a large screen presentationof the Commemorative dvd of last year'sCelebrations on Monday 18th January2010 at 7.30 in the Williamson Hall ofThetford Grammar School.Now running 50 minutes, the dvdcaptures the vividness of ReenactmentWeekend from dance to pitched battlewith colourful excerpts from the drama,music and events of the ensuing sixmonths. A great memento for those who tookpart or caught just some of theCelebrations, the dvd also works as anattractive and unusual introduction toTom Paine the man. Do come along and see for yourself.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS COMING UP
QUIZ NIGHT WITH FISH AND CHIP SUPPERFriday, 22nd January 2010
Get a team together and come along for a fun night. Bar open, fish and chip supper, wonderful, friendly atmosphere.
Admission just 2.00 and the supper which is not obligatory, is just4.50. YOU MUST BOOK
Telephone us on 01842 815213
INDOOR TABLE TOP SALESSunday, 31st January 2010
Our First Indoor Table Top Sale will continue each monthuntil April when our Outdoor Car Boots will take over.
We already have several tables booked for January.Call us on 01842 815213, just 5 a table.
We are rapidly taking bookings for those special events in 2010, dontlose out, contact us and arrange a viewing of our wonderful venue.We have excellent facilities here in our hall and have hosted weddings,anniversary parties, birthday parties, conferences and wakes. Call usand let us see how we can help.
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ALL AGE WORSHIPSunday January 24th at 10.30am
Thetford Methodist Church, Tanner Street
THE FAMILY FRIENDLY CHURCHLED BYWORSHIP LEADERS
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
Raleigh Infant School
Raleigh Infant School has close links with the localmilitary bases such as RAF Honington, USAFLakenheath and Mildenhall with family membersaway in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq.
The children at Raleigh were shown somephotographs of a new school that had just beenbuilt in Afghanistan and they could see that thechildren there did not have any school bags orpencils so this year we decided that instead ofhaving a shoebox appeal we would have an appealwith a difference.
We asked the children to donate a school bag withsome stationary in it such as a book and somecolouring pencils. Everyone was very generousincluding our school uniform suppliers Schoolwear,who donated 30 book bags. We managed to sendover 50 book bags each containing an exercisebook, a pack of colouring pencils, rubber and ruler.
THE FIRST DATE FOR YOUR NEW DIARY
HELP THE HEROES CONCERTSt. Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir
March 13thin the
Carnegie RoomMore details next month
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At the Carnegie Rooms, Thetford
Fri 29th Jan 2010, 10am to 7pmSat 30th Jan 2010, 10am to 4pm
Come along and see examples ofthe many exciting plans for Thetford
Moving ThetfordForward Open DaysThe Moving Thetford Forward Partnershipis hosting a special event at the end ofJanuary which will showcase developmentplans for Thetford.
The MTF Open Days will provide local peoplewith an opportunity to look at displays andvisual representations of future plans for thetown and find out about the many projectsunderway and under discussion which willinfluence the Thetford area.
If you are interested in finding out moreabout whats happening or speaking to those
involved, come to the Carnegie Roomson the 29th and 30th January. Experts willbe on hand to answer any questions and allare welcome.
The Moving Thetford Forward Open Days willbe held at the Carnegie Rooms on Friday29th January from 10am to 7pm and onSaturday 30th January from 10am to 4pm.
For more information please call theEconomic Development team atBreckland Council on 01362 656235.
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Thetford Past and Present
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The Thetford Co-operative Society was a thriving local institution in the early years of the 20th century when the pastphotograph was taken of the Bury Road branch store. It ceased to be a Co-op store in 1971 and since then has beenthe premises of several different commercial enterprises.
Past photograph from the David Osborne collection.
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