It was lovely to see so many people cycling and jogging. Since lockdown there does seem to be an increase in people running and biking - even during the hot weather. I know that there are some plans afoot to start up a new beginners' running club in the village. This is an excellent idea. A number of years ago I was involved in setting up such a group in conjunction with Active Norfolk. For a number of years we met on the Memorial Playing Field on Thursday evenings under the guidance of coach Paul Evans. It was so successful that it was named Eastern area group of the year by the athletic authorities.
Sadly the finance for the coaching dried up and Active Norfolk withdrew and the group stopped. I wish any new group the best of luck.
Today I thought I would go with the ancient and the modern with just a few pictures of Hethersett past and reasonably present.
Popped round to see Chris Yemm who had a disc of photographs taken at Woodside School in 2003 and 2007. I have written a considerable amount about the closure of the building in Firs Road over the past month and these were just some more memories.
Then there are a couple of photographs from the collection of Stephen Frosdick which go back considerably further. I am very grateful to both Chris and Stephen for permission to reproduce their images.
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A few days ago I mentioned the visit to the village of the official Olympic flame in recognition of the village's support of the 2012 London Olympic games. I have found a number of cuttings of the event which are reproduced below.
If you don't know about Rodney and Derek, where have you been?
Just head to the duo's Facebook page by searching for Derek the Globetrotting Pony and there you will find messages from California, Texas and many other places in the USA - oh and one from Australia as well. The boys done good.
The amount raised for Nelson's Journey on the Just Giving page is now up to £267 with another £233 needed to reach the £500 target. Please give if you can as the money will go towards supporting bereaved children in Norfolk.