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Bodham Newsletter

February 2024

  Blow the Trumpets
1. Blow the Trumpets,
Ring the bell,
Wake springtime in
Her Sleepy dell!
Rousing the dozing buds
As well!
2. In yonder wood
The river rises;
A trickle, restless
For the Sea,
Loud rooks impart
Their twiggy islands,
In wind tossed branches
Of a tree.
3. Blow the Trumpets,
Ring the bell,
Undo winter’s binding spell.

Parish Council Community Litter Pick
In January the Parish Council ably assisted by a team of residents gave the village a bit of a tidy. Eleven bags of rubbish were collected. Evidence of some fly tipping has been reported to the appropriate authorities. These being North Norfolk District Council and Broadland Housing Association. Generally the situation was better than it had been in the past. Thank you to all those who joined us and N.N.D.C for providing the pickers and the collection of the rubbish bags.

Allotment rents are now due, please ensure you have paid yours by the date of the next Parish Council meeting - 12th February. There are some plots available so if you wish take on a plot this year , or would like some more information, please contact Dan Futter [Locum Clerk] Parish Clerk on bodhampc@gmail.com

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 12th February at 7.30 pm
Bodham Playing Field


These events are all taking place in Bodham and Beckham Village Hall
- Friday 16th February - Mind Body and Spirit Fair 6.00 - 10.00 pm
- Saturday 17th February - Bazaar - 10.00 - 2.00
- Tuesday 20th February - Indoor Car Boot and Table Top Sale -10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Please don’t forget there is the Bodham Playing Field Committee Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 6th February - 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Further details of these forthcoming events can be found on an insert/flyer which is being delivered with this edition of the Bodham Village News
Bodham Indoor Car Boot and Table Top Sale 20 February 2024          Bodham Bazaar 17th February 2024          Bodham and Beckham Mind, Body and Spirit Fayre 16th February 2024
Bodham - All Saints Church


Our Services are as follows. All are welcome to them

Sunday 4th February - 9.15 am - Holy Communion - West Beckham Church
Sunday 4th February - 4.00 pm - Afternoon Praise - Bodham Village Hall
Sunday11th February - 4.00 pm - Afternoon Praise - Bodham Village Hall
Sunday 18th February - 4.00 pm - Afternoon Praise - Bodham Village Hall
Sunday 25th February- 4.00 pm - Afternoon Praise - Bodham Village Hall

All our welcome to our Services.

Bodham and Beckham Village Hall Film Club
Film Club logo
Please note we are licensed so please, if you would like a drink watching the film, bring a bottle.

On Wednesday 14th February 2024 at 7.00 we will be showing……
The superb heart warming and powerful - The Great Escaper [12] 2023 starring Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson. In the summer of 2014 Bernard Jordan [Michael Caine] made global headlines. He had staged a ‘great escape’ from his care home to join fellow war veterans in Normandy commemorating their fallen comrades. Of course this is not the whole story. Bernard’s adventure spanning a mere 48 hours also marked the culmination of his 60 year marriage to Rene [Glenda Jackson] - The Great Escaper celebrates their enduring love but with an eye to the lessons we might learn.

• Review Note - Easily the best performance of Michael Caine’s career. A masterclass from two legends.

On Wednesday 28th February 2024 at 7.00 we will be showing The Miracle Club [12] 2023 starring Laura Linney, Kathy Bates , Maggie Smith, Agnes O’Casey and Stephen Rea. The film starts in Ballygar, Dublin, Ireland 1968. Close friends Lily [Maggie Smith], Eileen [Kathy Bates] and Dolly [Agnes O’Casey] win the trip of a lifetime a trip to Lourdes. They are then joined by Chrissie [Laura Linney] after spending decades in America, deep wounds from the past are re-opened and bitter truths exposed. The Miracle Club is a heartfelt story of friendship, family and forgiveness.

• Review Note - Laughed crying all within minutes, very good film.
Bodham and Beckham Village Craft Club
Craft Club logo
Don’t forget Crafters.

The Bodham and Beckham Craft Club takes place in the Village Hall on alternate Wednesdays from 2.00pm - 4.00pm.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 14th February 2024.

The cost is £3.00 per meeting to include refreshments. Bring any crafts that you are interested in and socialise with like minded people. Come along and join the banter and chat to see if it’s the sort of thing for you or please contact Helen Bruford on 588122 or email helenbruford@aol.com for more information.

Seated Zumba Gold Bodham and Beckham Village Hall - Seated Zumba Gold [R]
This fun exercise class will get you moving and grooving.

Suitable for any age and ability. Classes takes place on
Mondays 2.30 - 3.30. Costs £5.00 - [Cash or Card] per session.
For further information contact Julie Weston on 07411 013943

Bodham and Beckham Bring Your Own Quiz

A date for your diary - The very popular BYO [Bring Your Own Drinks and Nibbles] Quiz takes place in the Village Hall on

Friday 8th March at 7.30.

Doors open at 7.00 pm. Tables of four £3.00.

Quizmaster Pat Spurgeon. Proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Village Hall.
For a table please contact Helen Bruford on 01263 588122 or helenbruford @aol.com.

Community cafe

Bodham Community Cafe

On Saturday 24th February from 10.00 am - 1.00 pm the Bodham and Beckham Community Cafe will be open at Bodham and Beckham Village Hall. Come and meet up with friends, old and new, for a warming cuppa and something to eat.

This month includes a presentation on ‘Scam Awareness’ by P.C Jack Houghton.

This will cover the different ways scammers will try to get your details both online and by telephone.

The ‘Award Winning’ Red Hart


In February at The Red Hart…

Quiz Night - Tuesday 6th February at 7.30 pm
Open Mic - Tuesday 13th February at 7.30 pm
‘Bingo’ on Tuesday 20th February - Eyes Down at 7.30 pm
Karaoke Saturday 2nd March at 8.30 pm

On Monday and Tuesdays from 3.00 pm to 11.00 pm for drinks
On Wednesday to Saturday, join us for lunch from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm and for dinner from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm.
On Sundays , our doors are open from 11.30 am to 5.30 pm for our famous roasts.
- Facebook - Red Hart Bodham
North Norfolk Photographic Society The Society has two events in February.

On Wednesday 7th February we are showing a talk by Leigh Preston called ‘Hugh and I’. It is about the work of his friend Hugh Milsom, the landscape photographer. Hugh is now 88 and unable to go out to clubs in person, so this is the perfect way to still be able to see his work.

On Wednesday 21st February there is a digital competition between North Norfolk and 11 other clubs from around the country, each of which has submitted 6 images. Both meetings start at 7.30 so why not come along to appreciate some great photography and meet our friendly group.

Community Connectors What does an ‘Age Friendly’ Community look like to you? What would make Sheringham a more ‘Age Friendly’ place to live and visit. We are looking for opinions and comments on these questions to help the planning of an upcoming project. It’s possible that your thoughts could be based on the following eight areas of Healthy Ageing…….

Outdoor spaces and buildings • Transport • Housing • Social participation • Respect and social inclusion • Civic participation and employment• Communication and information • Community support and health services. Or something completely different!
Your opinions on these areas could help us shape our project and contribute to Sheringham and other towns in North Norfolk becoming ‘Age Friendly’ communities.

There will be questionnaires available in The Red Hart and the Village Hall for you to complete before a brief presentation on my visit to the Community Cafe on 24th February [after the scam talk]
Coralie Martin
Community Connector for Bodham and East and West Beckham

The Michael Sayer Quiz


1. What is Muckle Flugga?
2. What is a young whale called?
3. What were Kleenex tissues originally made for?
4. What do you call a group of cats?
5. Which brothers said ‘The Sun Wasn’t Gonna Shine Anymore’?
6. What is the capital of Australia?
7. Where did Convent Garden move to?
8. What nationality was Barry Biggs?
9. Who sang about Finchley Central?
10. Border, Leicester and Corridale are breeds of what?

January Answers: 1. Max Bygraves 2. Beatrix Potter 3. Larry the Lamb 4. Milk 5. A skulk 6. Leonard Rossiter 7. Asparagus in 1937 8. West Ham 9.The Rhine 10. Clive Dunn
Mobile Library Service

The Mobile Library Van will stop outside 8 Roseacre on Thursdays.

The next visit to the village will be Thursday 22nd February at 11.50 pm - 12.05 pm.

Mobile Post Office

Please remember the regular weekly visits from Post Office van to Bodham and Beckham Village Hall.


This service is available every Tuesday from 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm in the Village Hall Car Park.

Dog Fouling


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


Please also remember that dogs are Not Allowed on the Playing Field at any time unless they are service dogs.

We have three recycling bins located opposite The Red Hart.

It is possible to recycle clothes, glass and paper.

Please do not put cardboard in the blue bin. It is only for paper.
Items taken to the recycling site in the village benefit the Parish Council through credits from the County Council.

Good Neighbour Scheme

Face Shields for Bodham, North Norfolk, UK


Please don’t forget the Community Scheme is still in place.


If you need support please get in touch with Mel Clarke.

Mel’s contact details are 01263 588840 or melclarke58@gmail.com


Your Comments and Contributions to this publication would be welcome, please send to.....

Roger Ward, Holly House, Cromer Road, Bodham, Norfolk NR25 6QG
01263 588627 or 07762 597806

e-mail - rogerward2@btinternet.com
Views expressed are not necessarily the views of the editorial staff or the Parish Council.


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