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Phil Taylor the landlord of The Kings Head in Loddon has planned a novel re-opening of his popular pub for next weekend by installing a Hockey pitch, complete with nets, and sticks on what would normally be the pub’s car park. Phil, who sponsors both of Loddon’s first and second eleven Hockey teams bought a complete artificial hockey pitch from e bay, and has laid it on what is normally the pub’s car park ready for the grand re-opening on Saturday 4thJuly. He has installed a Hockey goal at one end of the pitch as well and will be installing sticks around the pitch as a reminder to make sure that people keep the required social distance apart.
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The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich, one of the oldest hotels in the UK, will emerge from lockdown on Saturday, July 4. It is believed that this is the first time that the hotel has been closed since it started trading as the Murtel Fish Inn during the 13th century. Christine Malcolm, General Manager said: “We are all looking forward to welcoming guests to the hotel after this three month closure. It will also be very good to see our staff return from furlough. They have been keeping their spirits up with a whole range of activities from a baking competition, to a Zoom lunch and a virtual run between the Maids Head and our sister hotels, The Gonville in Cambridge and The Ship at Brancaster. We recently delivered…
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The small team at Black Shuck Gin, based in Fakenham, continue to amaze EAAA with their generosity and kindness. As well as supporting the charity with a limited edition gin this year and other various fundraising activities, they have spent their time during the lockdown tirelessly working with government authorities to produce a very much needed Alcohol Based Hand Sanitiser. This has been donated to regional air ambulances, care homes, schools and key workers to help save lives during the pandemic. Black Shuck Gin have made a huge impact on EAAA and on the wider community. Patrick and Sarah Saunders of Black Shuck Gin said: "We were thrilled, honoured and proud to hear that we had won the Most Inspirational Business Category in the East Anglian Air Ambulance Inspiration Awards. …
Sunday, 10 May 2020 00:00

Lisa Redford - From Afar

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All Things Norfolk business member, singer-songwriter and music tutor Lisa Redford has written and recorded a brand new song at home during the lockdown "From Afar" Lisa got her inspiration for writing this song when walking in her local area in Norwich and seeing a poster in a window which said "know you are loved from afar" . The song is all about missing loved ones but knowing that we can still love and care from them "From Afar" until we meet again. Once the song was written Lisa then recorded an acoustic version of it from her home studio. We highly recommend that you take a listen to "From Afar" by visiting https://lisaredford.bandcamp.com/track/from-afar and support this talented local artist by purchasing the song digitally for £1 . You can…
Saturday, 09 May 2020 00:00

The Lighter Side of the Lockdown

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The Lighter Side of the Lockdown is a collection of poems written by four friends, all self isolating during the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic and published by Paul Dickson Books who are members of All Things Norfolk. Vee Pond was the first to start writing, to help lift her spirits during the lockdown. She posted her poems on Facebook, aiming to put a smile on the faces of her followers. Her poems inspired three of her friends, Linda Marie Augood, Kathryn Bryant and Carol Saunders to start writing as well. The poems give a lighter view of living in the lockdown, as the writers overcome their domestic frustations and the day to day lockdown routine. But they also pay tribute to our front line workers who have kept the country going.…
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Many of the fabulous local independent businessses that we proudly showcase are closed due to Covid-19 to help safeguard their staff and customers and following Government Advice. There are however a number of businesses who are still operational due to the nature of their business, whilst others have tweaked their operations with remote working using technology to keep in touch with their clients. For instance we have Solicitors and Financial Advisers working from home still being able to advise their clients by telephone, email and video conferencing but we also have some business members who have found innovative ways to still operate their businesses as Lisa Redford who teaches Guitar and is also a Vocal Coach and Tim Mason who teaches the Guitar are both using technology such as Skype…
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We set up All Things Norfolk many years ago with the aim of promoting the use of local independent businesses in Norfolk and with your support whether it has been from our valued business members, event organisers, contributors or readers we have evolved All Things Norfolk into the popular site you see today showcasing all things Norfolk! We are a small local independent business run by Norfolk people, based in Norfolk and not many people know (those who do are usually shocked) we also combine running All Things Norfolk with other jobs in various industries (we would love to do this full time one day with a nice office) but we are very passionate in what we do and we are lucky to be supported by volunteers who also love…
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A Bakers & Larners of Holt customer is celebrating after winning a £250 gift card as part of the award-winning independent store’s ‘golden giveaway’. Mr Barry Williams, who regularly visits Baker & Larners from his home near Fakenham, popped into the store to pick up provisions from the store’s food hall. Mr Williams was presented his golden envelope from sales assistant Nettie on Wednesday 5 February. The golden giveaway was launched by Bakers & Larners of Holt in January to say thank you to its customers during its 250th anniversary of trading in the Georgian town.
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The gardening team and volunteers at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, are working on their annual winter hazel coppicing campaign. Every year they coppice a section of hazel on rotation, using a battery operated chainsaw to minimise the noise. This ancient woodland management practice involves cutting young stems down to a stump. The tree then regrows and is cut again on a seven year cycle. All the young stems are used. They are sold in plant sales as pea sticks and bean poles and they are also being bundled up into faggots, which will build up the paths on sections of the Broads and Ranworth Walks.
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Notcutts Norwich Garden Centre have donated end of season bulbs to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. The gift was facilitated by Ray Etheridge, one of Fairhaven's regular garden volunteers, who works at Notcutts. Ray explained: “Every year Notcutts donates end of season stock to charity. I suggested that Fairhaven would be a good location for our bulbs and was delighted to be able to bring four sacks of daffodils, along with tulips, and crocus to plant in the garden.” Fairhaven Gardener Lydia Sutton is pictured with Ray planting some of the bulbs.
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