Welcome to: Bodham Village Web Site.  Bodham is a village in North Norfolk situated between Holt and Cromer, UK.


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Sponsored by Bodham Parish Council and other Village Organisations

May 2019

March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers

Parish Council

Your Parish Councillors are:
Pat Cubitt (712611) Chairman, Will Beeson (825081) Vice-Chairman,
Len Perrott (588815), Peter Bedell (588743), Fred Cable (588887) ,
Callum Ringer (588486) and Harry Bruford (588122)
Clerk to the Council: John Stibbons (577397)
To email the Clerk: Bodhampc@gmail.com
County Councillor: Steffan Aquarone (01603 327827)
District Councillor: Georgie Perry-Warnes (07771984520)
(Georgie.Perry-Warnes@north-norfolk.gov.uk )
Website: www.Bodhamvillage.co.uk
The next meeting is the Annual Parish Assembly followed by the Parish Council Meeting on Monday 13 May at 7.00pm in Bodham & Beckham Village Hall.
All village organisations are encouraged to submit a report on their years activities.

Minutes of the last meeting and the agenda for this meeting will be in the Parish Council Noticeboard.

All previous councillors have been reappointed with the addition of Callum Ringer. We now have a full complement of Councillors.

The 1810 Enclosure maps and documents have been deposited at the Norfolk Archives. These maps and documents have been digitised and have been put on the village website for all to see.

Bodham & Beckham Horticultural Show

Schedules for the Show will be distributed with the June Newsletter. Alternatively you can contact either Alan or Shirley Prince at ‘Outback’ John William Way, Bodham NR25 6FG. 01263 588235

Bodham and Beckham Film Club 

Wednesday 1 May – 7.00pm: A Smart, Supremely Entertaining Film…Unmissable THE WIFE 2018 (15) starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.
Based on the bestselling book by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation, featuring a stunning cast that also includes Max Irons, Annie Starke, Harry Lloyd, Elizabeth McGovern and Christian Slater.

Review: 5 Star Performances and a Great Story. A Wife Like No Other...

Wednesday 15 May – 7.00pm: A Blockbuster that’s out of this World FIRST MAN 2018 (12) starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke and Corey Stoll.

Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral, intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective and based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues, and the nation itself for one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Review: First Man lifts off as the perfect biographical leap for mankind.


Bodham Craft Club

The Bodham Craft Club meets in the Village Hall on alternate
Wednesdays, 2 to 4pm. The next meetings are on 8 and 22 May.
£2 per meeting to include refreshments. Bring any crafts that you are
interested in and join like-minded people. Come along and see if it’s the sort of thing for you or contact Helen on 588122.

Rock Bodham News

Big Bodham Spring Clean
Six hardly souls braved the rain, wind and fog on Sunday 7 April to give the village a spring clean.  We collected eight full sacks of rubbish which was kindly removed by NNDC, who also provided us with pickers for the event. Tea, coffee and cake was provided, thanks to Jane Sadler. We also reported an old radiator dumped on Gypsies Lane, to the district council.

Red Hart/Rock Bodham Quiz Nights. Well done to all the teams who took part in the recent quiz night at Bodham Red Hart, especially to the 'Hall Close Massive' who came out victorious.  It was great to see the pub so busy once again, £86 was raised on the night which will go to Rock Bodham charities.  The next quiz night is on May 24, 8pm, at Bodham Red Hart.  £2 per person
Rock Bodham 2019 is taking place on Saturday 27 July.  For 2019 we have a new pirate kids zone, with children's entertainment from Chillys party time.  A full line up of bands will be announced in the next few weeks, take a look at our facebook http://www.facebook.com/rockbodham or Twitter @RockBodham for up to date news on the events

Spring Fair

The Spring Fair on Saturday 6 April held on behalf of All Saints Church, Bodham was quite well attended and raised the magnificent total of £394 for Church Funds. In addition to this, the Church received many generous gifts for the Raffle, the Cake Stall and the Tombola, these gifts contributing substantially towards the superb total. We do thank those who contributed so generously. We also thank those good folk who helped run the stalls or who provided the refreshments. Finally, our thanks to those who came and spent their money. A good morning all round!

Bodham and Beckham Village Hall

Pam Baker Chair (588740), Derek Sayer (588266), Ann Digby Secretary (588409), Harry Bruford Vice-Chair (588122), Peter Alexander Treasurer,
Brenda Alexander (588126), Peter Bedell, Jackie Bedell (588743),
Helen Bruford, Anthea Sweeney, Julia Dovey and Tracy Toyn


The next quiz will be held on Friday 17 May to reserve a table please contact Harry Bruford on 588122 email: hbruford@aol.com

Bodham Playing Field

Michael Sayer Chair (588228), Peter Bedell Treasurer (588743),
Ann Digby Secretary (588409), Harry Bruford Vice-Chair (588122),
Derek Sayer, Mary Sayer, Sarah Rowles (East Coast Warriors),
David Wiltshire (Cromer Youth Old Boys)

Car Boot Sales start again on Saturday 18 May and continue every Saturday until September. As well as the Car Boots there is the Car Boot Café with Tea, Coffee, Bacon Rolls (cooked to order), Squash and biscuits.

Table Top Sales

The Sale on 27 April was again quite well supported. After expenses the sum of £58 was made for Parish Church funds. We will not be having any more
Table Top Sales until September but we willl be having a stall on the Car Boot Sales on the Playing Field all proceeds will be in aid of the Parish Church. Enquiries to Ann Digby on 588409.

Coffee Morning

My name is Linda and I have lived in Bodham for five years but as I work in Sheringham I have not met that many people in Bodham. So I have decided to organise a ‘Neighbours Coffee Morning’ once a month where people can meet to chat, chill and play together over a cuppa! I have hired the Village Hall one Thursday a month, the first one is on Thursday 30 May from 10 until 11.30am. So, come and bring your children,aunty/uncle, Mum or Dad, etc. lets have a cuppa together. Tell me your Bodham stories of yesteryear, bring your knitting, sewing, home cooked biscuits. Hope to see you there.

Mike Sayer’s Quiz for May

What is the currency of Thailand?
In which English county is the Ashdown Forest?
What is a Dulse?
What is Caciocavallo?
What is a Barrug?
What was the title of the Beatles last No 1single in the UK?

Last months answers

Because he does not wear pants
A Hurricane
Blair General Hospital
Fredddie Star
Two Shillings
David Nixon

Dates for your Diary

Film Shows
Wednesday 1 May - The Wife - 7pm
Wednesday 15 May - First Man - 7pm
Wednesday 29May - No Film

Car Boot Sales
Saturday 18 and 25 May - Playing Field - 9am until 12 noon

Bodham Craft Club
Wednesday 8 and 22 May - Village Hall - 2 until 4pm

Coffee Morning
Thursday 30 May - Village Hall - 10 until 11.30am


The Bottle and Paper Banks are still in operation, and they still benefit the Parish through credits from the County Council.

We do not have any facilities for the deposit of clothes, shoes, etc. but there is a facility outside Holt Fire station to deposit these items.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will visit on Thursday 2 and 30 May and will visit every four weeks. It will stop outside 8 Roseacre from 2.05.

Dog Fouling

Two bins are provided for the disposal of dog waste please do not throw your plastic bags in the hedgerow use the bins provided

Regular Events in the Village Hall

Sunday 9.45am United Church Service (third Sunday)
Monday 7.30pm Parish Council Meeting (Second Monday)
Tuesday 12.30-2.30pm Mobile Post Office in Car Park
Tuesday 10.30-12 noon Yoga
Wednesday 2.00-4.00pm Craft Club (alternate Wednesdays)
Wednesday 7.00pm Film Shows (alternate Wednesdays)
Wednesday 7.30pm Swing and Lindy Hop (alternate Wednesdays to film)
Thursday 2.00-4.00pm U3A Music Appreciation (fourth Thursday)

Your comments on this small publication would be much appreciated and, of course, all the local news to: Harry Bruford, Dell Cottage, The Dell, Bodham, Norfolk NR25 6NG (588122).

You can e-mail your comments to hbruford@aol.com
Views expressed are not necessarily the views of the editorial staff or the Parish Council.

Collated and organised by Harry Bruford (588122) Number 236

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