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1st September 2015

Holy Communion after practice for Harvest Service at Mattishall

Evening to learn more about our loving Lord and His word.

6th September 2015

Mr David Jack


At this time we are praying  for Dan diagnosed with a brain tumour and his wife Kim, Rosemary,  Joyce,  Ruth,  Sheila, Sheila and Derek, Brenda,Ernie and Vera, Kenny & Barbara, Peggy, Ruby,Russell Horne, Glenn Fox and for those who we know have recently lost loved ones.



6th September 2015



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Sunday June 7th 2015

The BIG LUNCH is coming to Yaxham

A Fun day for everyone


Join the team to help organise this great community day contact Peter Smith 01362 696555

email mrmediamogul@gmail.com

The Big Lunch - an Eden Project


1977 was an eventful year – The Sex Pistols and punk rock hit the headlines, Red Rum won his third Grand National, Liverpool won the football league and the main event in the year was the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations. Inflation was around 16% and it was not a good time to die in London, when undertakers went on strike!

 In Yaxham, David Myhill & Peter Bennett were Chair and vice Chair of the Amenities Association. Now after an amazing 37 years in the roles, they have understandably asked to be relieved of their duties.

It is impossible to put into words the enormous debt that the village owes to these two gentlemen, without their dedication and commitment we would not have one of the best community facilities in Norfolk.

Bob Gust and I have agreed to take the reins from Peter & David respectively. It will be a very tough act to follow and we will both need to get up to speed on the various aspects of charity responsibilities and specifics concerning Yaxham Jubilee Hall and Recreation Area. There is a lot to take on board, so we hope that you will be patient with us.

As a little background to myself, I was born in Norfolk but spent most of my career in international advertising in London, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. In 2006 myself and my wife Jennie returned from Dubai and moved back to my roots in Norfolk and Clint Green became our new home. I spent a few years helping the Norfolk RCC, which is a charity that supports rural communities. During that time, I worked with a number of villages helping with a wide range of issues, from Post Offices and shops, community consultation and importantly Village Halls. I am currently chair of the Your Yaxham Community Led Plan and have a passion for all things that make for a stronger inclusive society.

The Community Plan gave us a mass of information and where appropriate, we will be using this.

David and Peter are remaining as trustees, on the committee, which will allow us to maintain continuity and Bob and I are really grateful for their ongoing support. Indeed as a measure of this, David has asked me to remind everyone of the Village Quiz, which this year will take place on July 2nd. Why not enter a team? It would be great if every association/group is able to put forward a team, or get together with some of your neighbours and challenge for the title of Yaxham’s Masterminds 2014! Give David a call on 692593.

I would like to finish with some words from Winston Churchill, which seem appropriate when thinking of David & Peter’s contribution to our Village:

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”

Peter Smith

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About Yaxham

Yaxham is a small rural village situated in the heart of Norfolk, about sixteen miles to the west of Norwich and two miles south east of the nearest market town, Dereham. There are about 600 inhabitants in settlements of Yaxham and Clint Green with farmland between. The medieval Church of St Peter with its late C11 or early C12 circular west tower lies at the heart of the village conservation area.

There is a modern village hall built in 1977 and recently extended with excellent facilities for a variety of functions. The adjacent Jubilee Playing Field where Yaxham Football team plays is also the venue for car boot sales and occasional outside fetes and dog shows. There is also a young childrens' play area with swings and climbing frame.

Yaxham House is a former rectory built 1820-22 and Holland's Hall in Brakefield Green is a late C16 farmhouse. Boronia Cottage has 1611 scratched in an east gable and Willow Farmhouse is late medieval with C16 and C17 improvements and modern additions.

Yaxham has a VA Primary School which has been completely rebuilt to accommodate 90 pupils. The village has a great Village Hall with a licensed bar and a Social Club and Yaxham Mill which is a restaurant with accommodation. There is also the Mid Norfolk Railway for enthusiasts with weekend trains travelling from Dereham to Wymondham and stopping at Yaxham station.

Access to Norwich is easy along the A47 and there is also a regular hourly bus service during the day connecting Yaxham to Dereham and to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the City Centre.

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