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    Your Local Independent Community Magazine

    Circulation 11,000 copies

    Issue 109 December 2014

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  • Welcome to the December edition of the About Thetford magazine, which is packed full of information about activities taking place locally in the run-up to Christmas, plus, theres lots of businesses featured, which could help get your Christmas presents sorted. Remember to where possible shop locally to support local traders, and please mention the About Thetford magazine if youre using them as a result of seeing them in this maga-zine. Theres a number of adverts this month for local pubs and food establishments so be sure to check out their Christmas menus.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Terry, Michelle & Ricky

    New e-mail address for all articles, adverts etc: aboutthetfordmagazine@googlemail.comContact us: 07742157967 Address: 21 Crecy Mews, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2ZB

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    Publisher; In And About Thetford Ltd, C/o 21 Crecy Mews, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2ZBWhilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information contained within this magazine, the publishers take no responsibility 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 strictly forbidden. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher

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    Those of us that live in Thetford know that we have a very vibrant community and we have many local residents that go that extra distance to support community life in the town. The About Thetford magazine has long strived to showcase what fantastic community spirit exists with pages and pages of local news, events and information. Starting in January, we would like to feature a different community hero each month to recognise those people that so often go unrecognised for their efforts - and we need your help!

    We are asking our readers to nominate someone that you feel should be recognised as a community hero. Someone who you believe works hard to support community life, or perhaps goes that extra mile. Someone who perhaps cares for an elderly neighbour, or runs a local voluntary group. All you need to do is to write to us, either by letter or via email and outline why you think this person should be nominated.

    Were delighted that Thetford Garden Centre have agreed to sponsor this initiative and the hero chosen each month will be entitled to spend 50 with an advertiser of their choice from that months magazine. Shane Hinkley speaking on behalf of Thetford Garden Centre said; Thetford Garden Centre understand how important our community is in Thetford and its fantastic that our local heroes will be recognised in this way

    So, its over to you! send you nominations to Community Hero, About Thetford Magazine C/o 21 Crecy Mews, Thetford, IP24 2ZB or e-mail:

    aboutthetfordmagazine@googlemail.com

    Nominations must be received by the 20th of each month

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    THETFORD PAST AND PRESENT

    The past photograph taken about 1910 captures the Elizabethan House, as it was known, in the early years of the 20th century. It was opened as the Thetford Town Museum in December 1924, exactly ninety years ago,

    by its generous benefactor, Prince Frederick Duleep Singh.

    Past photograph from the David Osborne Collection. Present photograph courtesy of the Ancient House, Museum of Thetford Life.

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    Fee Fi Fo Fum, come to the panto

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    Its Panto time again (oh yes it is!)

    Thetford Players bring Ben Crockers Jack & the Beanstalk to life at the Carnegie Room. Due to popular demand we have increased the number of performances this year to six, including a second matinee show. Performances are listed on the advert to the right.

    Join Jack from the dairy (Emma Patrick); his mum Dame Madonna Trot (Tim Lovejoy); cowman Simple Simon (Jade Balmer); Merrydales King Betram (Phil Pearson) and Flunkit his Royal Flunky (Liz Staight) as they go on an adventure to rescue Princess Demelza (Charlie Wilson) from the clutches of the Giant (Stuart Wright) and his sidekick, Slimeball (Mark Robin-son). Helping them along their way is Edena the Eco-Fairy (Nicola Kurn). And of course, no Jack & the Beanstalk panto would be complete without a cow, Daisy (Bobbie-Jo Wilson and Chloe Robinson).

    With a chorus of new and familiar faces the show promises to be another spectacular of fabulous costumes and live music. Rehearsals are well underway, so book now to avoid disappointment! Tickets available from Leaping Hare.

    Tickets on sale now!!Contact Leaping Hare on 01842 751975 or visit

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    We are delighted that thanks to funding from Shadwell through Norfolk Community Foundation we are able to offer two signed performances for the deaf on Friday 16 Jan and Sat 17 Jan matinee. Any businesses interested in advertising in the Pantomime programme please get in touch with us at thetford.players@hotmail.co.uk

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