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  • Issue 84 October 2012

    Your Local Independent Community Magazine

    Circulation 11,000 copies


    Upto 8 people

    Newmarket + rtn only 84Bury St Eds + rtn only 60Gatwick/Heathrow + rtn only 260(All returns inclusive of upto 6 drops within Thetford)

    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)

    For further details call our staff on

    01842 76 45 76e. [email protected]

    PRICE MATCHGet A Better Quote???Why not call us back and see if we can beat or match the price

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    Best scary costume competition!Adults and children; arrive in your scariest costume and we will enter you into

    our competition to win an Elveden voucher.

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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: [email protected]

    3Please mention the About Thetford Community Magazine when responding to advertisements

    If you would like to advertise yourbusiness please contact

    [email protected] or call Marje on

    01842 761549 07754 034 015

    DEADLINE for Nov. Issue 15th Oct.


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    Dear Readers,

    Christmas really and truly is on its way now; shopsare awash with all that glitters and glow and theweather has a real wintry feel, so to counter allthose future winter blues its time to party!Kind regards,Marje.

    Deadline for November Issue is 15th October

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    Helping Hands P.T.A.

    Car Boot Sale Norwich Road School

    2nd Sunday of Every Month 8a.m. till 1p.m. until 14th October

    Pitch Fees 5 advance booking or 6 on the day For bookings please contact: Eddie on: 07748 503 297

    ALL AGE WORSHIPThetford Methodist Church, Tanner StreetTHE FAMILY FRIENDLY CHURCHSunday 14th October at 10.30am


    Worship Band Toy Corner PuppetsChoir Childrens Activities

    Everyone is Welcome Lively worship for all the family - Coffee

    Wellspring at Church on the Way Admirals Way Estate

    Thetford Friends of St. Nicholas Hospice

    QUIZandCHIPSSaturday 27th October 2012

    7pm for 7.30pmThetford Grammar Schoolwith a Fish and Chip Supper

    7.50 per person

    For more information or to book your table

    (4 people per team)Please phone: 01842 764046


    serving great food at amazing prices

    FITNESS CLUB 6.30-7.30pm

    Just 1 per session

    SOCIAL CLUB 8-10pm

    Free admission

    Thetford Methodist Church

    Autumn FayreNovember 10th 9.45 to 11.45

    Cakes, books, jigsaws, collectables,

    bric-a-brac and plants

    12.00 Lunch 5 for a 2 course hot meal

    Everyone Welcome

    New Church! Grace Church, Abbey Estate

    When? 2nd Sunday of each month, starting 14th October Where? The Arts Centre, Bishops School, Canterbury Way What time? 4:00pm - 4:45pm

    Who for? Everyone of all ages and backgrounds! Dates of first few services

    October 14th, November 11th, December 9th, January 13th

    Also Community Carol Service 4pm on 23rd December

    Our services will be informal, child-friendly, Bible-based and with refreshments served afterwards (possibly before as well!). The aim is to be a church for those not used to going to church. For any further information please feel very free to contact Rev Tony Heywood on 01842 755175 or [email protected]

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    CHEESE & WINE EVENINGat Riversdale on Friday 19th October

    6.30pm - 10pm Tickets 5 each - RaeTanner Street, Thetford, IP24 2BQ

    e-mail: [email protected] 01842 764647

    Barnham Craft

    Fayre & TeasSunday 4th November 2pm - 5pmBarnham Craft Fayres are back!

    To book a table5 for 1 table payable in advance9 for 2 tables payable in advanceplease call Brenda on 01842 890352

    Door Entrance Fees 1All proceeds to Village Hall Renovation Fund

    Spiritual Flow Events

    Saturday Carnegie Rooms, Thetford

    6th Oct Cage Lane, IP24 2DS

    Holistic therapies, healers

    clairvoyants, card readers

    plus spiritual gifts and

    much, much, more


    9AM to 4PM

    07932 012262

    [email protected]


    From June 27 to 30 2013 we are holding aFestival Of Talent (FOT) at ThetfordMethodist Church in aid of CancerResearch UK (Cambridge) AND tocelebrate Russs 80th birthday.

    There are still a few areas left in the Churchfor exhibits so if you have a talent of anykind which you would like to display, andthe more unusual the better, please contactSue on:

    [email protected]

    There is no charge but any donation for thecharity during the FOT would, of course, bemuch appreciated.

    Watch this space each month for further details!

    St. Cuthberts Church

    Sunday 7th October Harvest themed services at10.30am and 6.30pm

    Sunday 14th October 10.30 am Holy Communion

    Sunday 21st October 10.30 am Morning Prayer

    Sunday 28th October 10.30 am Holy Communion.

    Holy Communion every Sunday at 8.00 am.and10.30am on Wednesdays.

    Morning Prayer at 9.00am on Tuesday/Wednesday and Thursday.

    On Sunday 4th November there will be a Service ofRemembrance for the bereaved and the following

    Sunday 11th November at 10.00am followed by thetown Remembrance for fallen service men and

    women in the Market Place with the British Legion.

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    THETFORD MUNICIPAL & UNITED CHARITIESRegistered Charity Number 208265

    Heating/Fuel GiftsApplication forms for heating/fuel gifts may be obtained from theCouncil Offices, Kings House, King Street, Thetford b