Friday, 15 June 2012

What's On in the Norfolk Broads for June

Saturday June 16th

Farmers Market at Fairhaven Gardens  10.00am - 2.00pm - Free entry and free parking, lots of lovely fresh local produce.

Sunday June 17th

Open Farm at the Grange in Rollesby, 2.30pm - Free entry and free parking - telephone 01493 740236.  Meet in farmyard at The Grange (Fleggburgh Road, Rollesby NR29 5AJ)  for a guided walk around our arable farm. We specialise in asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, potatoes and seasonal veg. See the machinery, grading lines and pack house.

Open Farm at Chapmans Farm in Martham, 1.00pm - Free entry and free parking - telephone 01493 748990.  Meet at Clarkes Farm (Clarkes Farm, Staithe Road, Martham, NR29 4PT) for a guided tour of livery yards, farm enterprises, diversification, finishing with a tractor ride or walk through Rollesby Woods and to finish the day tea and cakes will be on offer to raise money for a local charity in the gardens of Clarkes Farm.

Saturday 23rd June

Craft, Gift and Book Fayre, 9.30am - 3.00pm - The Book Stall will have a selection of children’s books priced at just £1 and £2, with well known authors such as Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton, and plublishers such as Usbourne, Ladybird and Puffin.

Sunday June 24th

Green Festival at Fairhaven Gardens  10.00am - 5.00 pm - Fun environmental activities for all the family. Rural crafts, conservation charities, children's activities, children's entertainers, boat trips and much much more.  Free with garden entry  £5 adults, £3 children, free parking.

Friday June 29th   

Hard Rain playing at the Lion Inn, Thurne  8.30pm - From Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash, from Amy Winehouse to Sade, and from the Beatles to Frank Sinatra - even some Blue Grass and Country, local band.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Clippesby Parish News

St. Peter's at Clippesby is a participant in the Open Churches Initiative and is open every day for people to visit. This ancient building has served the parish of Clippesby for hundreds of years. Come and find the peace that pervades its walls and its tranquil, country churchyard, filled with blue forget-me-nots, queen anne lace and whispering grasses.

The Diamond Jubilee weekend will be one of celebration in the Fleggs as elsewhere. Martham village and St. Mary's Church have a whole weekend of fun planned, and each of the surrounding villages will be holding some kind of celebration.

Members of St. Peter's Church, Clippesby, are organising a Jubilee Garden Party in the walled garden of Clippesby Hall - weather permitting - in aid of the church; it will take place on Sunday afternoon the 3rd of June from 2pm to 4pm. there is to be a fancy dress  for the children and sports and stalls, games and strawbrry cream teas.A short service in the church to give thanks for the Jubilee will follow on at 5pm, Everyone is welcome.

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