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The history of Wymondham’s is being brought to life with the help of a unique, interactive heritage trail.

South Norfolk Council has been successful in securing a £116,000 grant from the Rural Development Programme for England to build a digitally interactive historical trail that will be available to download, free of charge, from all app stores.

The trail has both child and adult versions that can be used in parallel, on separate smart devices, allowing families to enjoy the experience together while watching different stories as they explore the town. 

Published in Visitor Guide
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

Wymondham Abbey is looking for volunteers

Have you got a few hours a week to spare? Do you want to spend some of your free time in a really worthwhile way? Wymondham Abbey is looking for more volunteers to act as welcomers and shop assistants. You would be joining an established team of people helping to keep one of Norfolk’s premier tourist attractions open and welcoming.

Wymondham Abbey is the town’s parish church. Founded in 1107 as a priory, it has a rich and fascinating history. A recent £2.5m Heritage Lottery Fund supported development has added much admired new spaces and facilities. The project also allowed many of the Abbey’s archive treasures, some over 700 years old, to be displayed and interpreted. It recently won an award for ‘Most Welcoming Church’ in the Norwich Diocese.

Local business woman Wednesday Batchelor from Unicorn Cakery and Delectables in Wymondham won top prize in South Norfolk Council’s Victoria Sponge Bake Off competition. 

Her prosecco soaked Victoria sponge, with white chocolate buttercream and homemade cherry jam had the judges heading back for seconds and thirds when the competition ran earlier in the month at South Norfolk on Show.  

Having quit her job in May as a facilities manager to spend more time with her one-year-old daughter Isabella, Wednesday was keen to raise the profile of her new business. 

Published in Competition Corner

Keen swimmer, Noah Harris was in a spin to find out that he had won South Norfolk Council’s competition to name the Swim School Turtle.

Four year old Noah, from Cringleford, thought the turtle should be named Turbo, and the judges all agreed.

Noah and his mum Rebecca collected his prize of six months Swim School membership from Councillor Yvonne Bendle, who said. “Congratulations to Noah for coming up with such a splendid name for our turtle. Swim School is a great success, with over a thousand members at our leisure centres in Diss and Wymondham"

Published in Competition Corner
Saturday, 13 May 2017 00:00

Wymondham Music Festival 2017

Wymondham Music Festival returns for its 22nd  year with a packed programme of open air events, recitals and concerts in the historic Norfolk market town. A 48-page booklet detailing the whole Festival programme is now available.
 
The annual Town Busking Day kicks off proceedings on Saturday, May 27 (11am-2pm).  Then there is a Market Place Music series, with live music on Saturdays June 3, 10 and 24 (11am-1pm).
Published in Music Scene
Norfolk Deaf Association (NDA) is marking the start of Deaf Awareness Week 2017 with a Tandem Parachute Jump on Sunday, May 14 at Ellough Airfield, Beccles to raise funds for its vital services supporting people with hearing loss in Norfolk.
 
NDA is dedicated to improving the lives of young people and adults with all degrees of hearing loss. This is achieved by providing hearing aid maintenance, advice on assistive listening technology and communication methods, befriending, and support and information on hearing loss and other related conditions, such as tinnitus. 
Saturday, 04 March 2017 00:00

All Things Norfolk guide to Wymondham

Wymondham, with its attractive town centre, has had many famous people living within the area.  The most notable from an historian’s point of view is Robert Kett who led a rebellion in 1549 of peasants and farmers protesting at the enclosure of common land.  His virtually unarmed forces held the City of Norwich for six weeks until defeated by the King’s men.  He was hanged in Norwich Castle and Kett’s Oak – the rebellion rallying point can still be seen today on the road between Wymondham and Hethersett.

Nearby is Wymondham Abbey – a beautiful building which began life as a Benedictine Priory.  With its twin towers it is a landmark for miles around.

Published in Visitor Guide
Following the retirement in September of Revd Canon Christopher Davies, Wymondham Abbey has announced that Catherine Relf-Pennington is to be the next vicar of Wymondham. She will be the 60th Vicar of the church, which was founded in 1107. She is also the Abbey’s first woman Vicar.
 
Catherine was born in Australia, raised in Hong Kong and attended school there and later went to university in the UK.  Before becoming a priest Catherine was a research scientist in the field of Artificial Intelligence. “It’s a skill I’m still looking to put to use in the church!”, she joked. She was appointed to the  role of Associate Vicar at Wymondham Abbey in 2013.
Published in Norfolk News
Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Accountant Lauren is a world-beater

A newly-qualified Norfolk accountant is on top of the world.

Lauren Day, who works for East Anglian chartered accountants Larking Gowen, has been awarded the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Gold Medal for the highest global score attained over the final tier of five professional exams.

An aggregate score of 416 marks out of 500 left her top of a class of 5,000. It marks a triumphant end to a gruelling five-year schedule of accountancy qualification exams for the former Wymondham High Academy Sixth Form pupil. 

Published in Norfolk News
Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

Wymondham Words Festival Success

The seventh Wymondham Words festival of literature, drama, poetry and conversation, which ran from 13 October to 2 November, was the busiest to date. Ed Parnell, Festival Director, reflects on a successful programme of events.   

“Judging from the record size of our audiences and the wonderful response the various events generated it’s probably fair to say that Wymondham Words 2016 was our most successful Festival to date. It’s difficult to single out individual events for special mention as all of them were thought-provoking, engaging, and very well-received by their audiences. We were blessed, however, with some wonderful visiting writers including Philip Hoare, who travelled up from Southampton and drew a record Festival crowd for his talk on whales and the sea. And two of our speakers have subsequently won at this year’s East Anglian Book Awards – Keiron Pim and Heidi Williamson – which we’re also delighted about.

Published in Norfolk News
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