Saturday 21st March 2015 - Annual Parish Meeting, Felbrigg Hall, Partial Eclipse, Doesn't Get Much Better Than This, Truck & Digger and High Tide & Winds

Quite a bit to cover today, starting with the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday evening. Others may think different but I thought compared to previous years, there was a pretty poor public turnout. Maybe this was because it clashed with a football match or; with the forthcoming election, could it be residents were concerned they may be cajoled into standing for one of the Parish Councillor vacancies. Actually there is one reason I know off, one person said they did not come this year as it went on too long last year. I had to tell them that this year it was not protracted and basically over and done within an hour. There were the usual reports from the Chairman of the Parish Council, the Clerk, Chairman of the Shoreline Management Committee, District Councillor and the Police. The Chairman, Mrs Mary Haynes, informed those present that at least four of the current Parish Councillors were not standing for re-election in May and that she was one of these four. Unfortunately the person(s) who were supposed to come and talk and answer questions about the role of a Parish Councillor cancelled. So all in all, a short and uneventful meeting.

Moving on now, to our WI meeting on Wednesday evening. Another busy meeting with time for a chat during the refreshment break. David Frost started the meeting with a talk about the ‘Squires of Felbrigg’. I have often thought what a strange name Felbrigg is but thanks to David I now know it is Anglo Saxon for a wooden bridge or plank. David gave us detailed information about the Windham family, how the buildings evolved up to the death of Robert Windham Ketton-Cremer, when the estate was bequeathed to the National Trust. Following on with the Felbrigg Hall theme, our walk in April will be round the Hall’s grounds with the usual break, of course, for refreshments.

Wednesday 25th March 2015 - Overstrand Circular Walk, Shop Windows, Air Sea Resuce and an Odd Month

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