The Harleston Flower Club is held at Wortwell Community Centre, Tunbeck Close, Wortwell. Norfolk, IP20 0HS at 2 pm. See events diary for dates
For Wreath making, please contact Jenni Baker on 01986 782377
New members are welcome
Tel: 01379 309021/07194075321
Dickleburgh based guitar teacher! - From 8 to 80 plua, I can teach you to play the guitar FOR FUN, no grades, no pressure.
£12.00 for half an hour - £24.00 for an hour.
Tel: 01379 852859
Harleston Ladies Evening Group meet on the third Wednesday in the Month - 7.30pm at Harleston Methodist Church Hall, unless otherwise stated.
Tel: 01379 852617
Archbishop Sancroft High School
Tel: Derek 01379 852708
8 Exchange Street
Tel: 01379 851917
A support group for people who are unpaid carers to family members or friends. No admission or membership fees, free refreshments and advice plus the opportunity to chat to other carers. Operates on a drop in basis, no need to attend every meeting. People from outside Harleston are very welcome. The support group is organised by volunteers from Harleston Information Plus who also have family caring responsibilities. It is supported by Norfolk Carers Support and South Norfolk Council Care and Repair team.
Pease contact Julie Helsby 01379 851920 to find out when the next meeting is due. Meetings are held by kind invitation of Andrew Pipe, at the Workhouse, cookery and craft school, the Old Market place Harleston
We are a small group of people with a love of Harleston and its history. We have already published two books. "WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MUSKETTS?" is a study of shopping, shops, shopkeepers and the commercial life in Harleston from 1850 to 2001. We have also published "WHATEVER HAPPENED TO OLD BILL?", an account of policing in Harleston, details of some local officers and a short history of Norfolk Constabulary. Both books are available from Harleston Information Centre, 8 Exchange Street.
We have recently been researching a book on the pubs (past and present) of Harleston. Entitled "WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE GREEN DRAGON?". It is due to be published soon. We have worked with The Forum Trust in writing heritage stories for http://www.norfolkheritage.org.uk .
The Group produced an audio Discovery Trail of Harleston, which received a LocalHero Award. The Trail cd and audio player can be borrowed from the Information Centre or Swan Hotel.
Tel: 01379 852417
A retired teacher from Diss High School, now living on the island of Dominica, (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) was appalled by the desperately poor standard of local schools and decided to do something about it. She started workshops to help the teachers teach local primary school children to read and write, making the best use of what limited resources there are. (For anybody interested you can see her work at www.show-me-wow.com)
The problem - there is nothing available in the way of equipment and she is desperate for anything such as crayons, chalk, note books, comics etc. In fact anything that will help the children learn.
The message came across loud and clear - can we help? The URC church in Diss made a very kind donation of childrens books but more was needed.
Lion Mike Withinshaw went into action. With a donation from the Harleston Lions and local businesses, Mike was able to put together a pallet load of goods. New stationery, note pads, chalk, pencils, crayons, pencil sharpeners and other essential school stationery was boxed up and is now on the way to the island of Dominica from Portsmouth. On arrival the Lions Club in Dominica will help Chris Lawrence distribute the items to the local schools via the teacher workshops she runs.
We are now getting organized for the annual Fireworks on 06 November. This is a fun evening organized together with the Scouts and Magpies Hockey Club. All the money collected is used to help charitable causes in and around Harleston. So please give us your support.
We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday 8.00 pm at the Apollo Club in Harleston. If any of you would like to join us, Ian Lodge would welcome a call on 01379 852417 for an informal chat.
Why not join us and have fun helping Harleston.
Founded in 1927, Harleston Players provides the opportunity for anyone to become involved in drama. We develop performance and production skills through a great variety of projects and promote the forming of partnerships with other organisations which encourages new approaches, new art and open access.
We currently have over 120 subscribing 'Friends' and produce 3 shows a year at Archbishop Sancroft High School, Harleston - drama, comedy and musicals, with an outside touring production of Shakespeare, or similar, every three years. Our Youth Theatre Company, for youngsters from 13 to 18 years, produces 2 shows a year.
During productions, rehearsals are Monday and Thursday evenings at Jays Green Community Centre. for adults and Wednesday evenings for the Youth group.
New members are always very welcome. Please contact David Cumming, chairman, on 01986 788439 or Lucy Snowling, secretary, on 01986 788600 or visit our website www.harlestonplayers.co.uk.
Harleston Probus Club
The concept of Probus was born in the UK and has grown to be a huge success worldwide. In 1980 the Harleston Rotary Club was instrumental in the creation of a new club for Harleston, to be called The Harleston & District Probus Club.
It foresaw a need for retired, or semi-retired people to have somewhere where they could meet and chat to others of similar background and interests, and have lunch, perhaps with a speaker, in an informal, non-political, non-sectarian, environment, or just to be in touch with fellow retirees.
We have been enjoying these meetings, now at the Apollo Rooms in Harleston on the third Thursday of each month, for more than thirty years, usually with speakers. We also meet, informally, for coffee on the first Tuesday of each month at various local venues.
Group visits are organised to theatres or other sites or venues of interest. We have outings arranged during the current year, ranging from the Theatre Royal, Norwich, to country houses, museums and gardens. Past trips have included the National Stud and the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Partners and friends are also welcome on these trips, resulting in enjoyable days out.
Why not join us, come to our regular meetings, meet friends, old or new (after all, as the saying goes, a stranger is just a new friend that you've not yet met), and enjoy a good meal, plus fellowship and good conversation. If you are not sure, then you are welcome to join us for either coffee or lunch – with no obligation.
If you are interested call our Secretary, Eric Bird, on 01379 855085. If you already know a member then why not have a chat with him?
Harleston & District Probus Club
Tel: 01986 786136
Harleston and District Round Table has been around for over 40 years and despite this it is not that well known to many people in the area. We often get confused with other secret societies, but this is not the case, as we are aimed at all men between the ages of 18 and 45.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month and do things that you would not normally be able to do. This year meetings have included a visit to a tank museum, tour of a free range pig unit, golf and a pub bike ride.
Socializing and meeting new friends takes up a big part of the group and people come from all walks of life which also helps encourage potential business links.
Charity and fundraising is very important as it provides a sense of purpose to all that we do. In particular we help local good causes , either with donations or actually getting together and physically helping with projects, for example we have helped local schools, families and also put on the annual free family pantomime at Christmas.
Although our membership is male Round Table is now very much a family organisation. We regularly have meetings where wives and partners can come along and they also help with some of the other activities. We also have family days for the children such as camping weekends, Barbeques and fireworks evenings.
Round Table is a national organisation so there are opportunities not only in the local area but with 600 clubs and over 8,000 members there is always lots going on all over the country.
If you are interested in being involved everybody is welcome and you can contact Joel on 01986 789136 if you require any more information.
Tel: 01986 788149
U3A is a learning cooperative of older people that enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. U3As are democratic, self-funded, non-religious and self-managed organisations
Harleston U3A was formed in spring 2009, members pay an annual subscription which includes a quarterly national magazine. We are pleased to be able to offer several varied study and activity groups led by someone who may be a specialist or who acts as an enabler (there may be a small charge made at each group). Everyone cooperates in the learning process.
There is also a monthly meeting held in the Swan Hotel, Harleston on the third Wednesday of each month at 2pm, where we meet socially for 30 mins before an invited speaker gives an informative talk on a wide range of subjects. Visitors are very welcome – there is a meeting fee of £1.00 (£2.00 for visitors)
For more information, please contact Kim Poulton (Membership Secretary) on 01986 788149 or visit our website (see above)
Harleston Wives Group meets fortnightly on Tuesdays at 7.45pm at the Methodist Chapel Rooms Harleston.
Club membership is £6.00 or £1.00 per night.
A group for women enjoying talks, demonstrations, outing and general socializing.
Want to know more, Telephone 01379 853275 or 852685
Tel: 01379 668220
Petanque or boules is one of the fastest growning sports in England. Easy and inexpensive to play, it is great fun for all ages. We are looking for people who might like to join a newly formed club in Suffolk at Hoxne. If you feel like giving it a try we can provide free coaching and the loan of equipment.
For more details, please call Chris Johnson on 01379 668220 or e-mail email@example.com
We meet on the second Thursday of the month in the Memorial Hall, Pulham Market, at 7.30pm
We are a friendly group, taking in members from both Pulhams, Dickleburgh and Tivetshall.
Contact can be made by phoning Freda on 01379 676518 or Pauline on 01379 676680.
Our programme is wide and varied and on the sport side we have two darts teams. We welcome anybody who would care to join us and promise to make our meetings as interesting and stimulating as possible, with delicious refreshments.
Tel: 01379 853505
Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Harleston & District
‘What is Rotary?’
Rotary is a truly international organisation, with some 33,000 clubs and over a million members in more than 200 countries worldwide. Its aim is simple-to provide humanitarian assistance, goodwill and peace the world over.
‘What is a Rotarian?’
Rotarians, men and women, represent a complete cross-section of worthy occupations and professions, whose motivation is a desire to serve society. They recognise that, individually their efforts may be limited –but as a member of similarly minded groups, with combined experience, expertise and enthusiasm, the sky is the limit! Hence our motto, ` Service Above Self`
‘What do we do?’
Internationally, Harleston & District along with all other clubs, supports major Rotary projects aimed at relieving disease, hunger, unclean water and poor education. It also responds to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes,. We are also mindful of our own local community needs, supporting schools and youth projects, as well as the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged.
‘So is it all about raising money?’
Far from it. Of course we have to raise some money, and not by asking fellow Rotarians to ‘cough up’! We arrange our projects in such a way that involves the whole community, is value for money and is fun.
‘What about the social side?’
We see that as being fundamental to being a Rotarian. Our weekly meetings at the ‘ Swan Hotel’ bring us together in a spirit of friendship, enhanced by many other social events throughout the year.
‘O.K – interested – what next?’
If you think you might like to be considered or would like to find out more, please speak to a member or our Secretary Peter Brown tel. 01379 853505 who will be happy to help you.
We meet every Wednesday at 7.00pm at the Swan Hotel where we enjoy an excellent two course dinner before our meeting.
Tel: 01379 852577
Initially formed to help those who fought in the Great War and their dependants and grew significantly after the second world and has been growing ever since. The R.B.L. help those people obtain benefits and pensions they are entitled to but often refused, provide grants for those in need to purchase bare necessities such as maybe a washing machine or clothing. Help is available for ex-service disabled men and women to obtain employment or maybe to set up their business, the list of help available is endless.
Harleston Branch meet second Friday in each month at the Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm.
For more details ring 01379 852557
A lively community orchestra where professional and amateur musicians meet to make music in a friendly environment.
From its beginnings in 1981 The Pulham Orchestra has grown to a membership of around forty drawn from a wide geographical area along the length of the River Waveney and beyond. The Orchestra's Musical Director, Margery Baker, is a professional conductor with a lifetimes focus on making music fun.
The orchestra is open to all local players, although you do need some sight-reading ability.
Is your dog perfectly behaved? Want to find ways to train him/her so that you can enjoy each others company more?
Activitied from the relatively sedate, such as Rally-O or Obedience, up to the very hectic and exciting Flyball?
Like to meet new friends who also have, and love, dogs?
Why not come and join us.
This is a not-for-profit organisation, run exclusively by friendly, dog loving volunteers, dedicated to providing assistance in activities to increase your enjoyment of your dog
Any profits over and above running costs are donated to local dog charities.
Puppies can be enrolled for socialisation from as soon as they have had their second jabs and are allowed out in public.
At our new venue,in addition to Obedience, which is offered from Basic right through to the Kennel Club Good Citizenship Scheme, Bronze, Silver and Gold awards we can now offer Flyball, Rally-O and Ringcraft. We hope soon to also get back to offering Agility Training.
With Obedience training, it is not compulsory to take the Good Citizenship tests but it does provide great sarisfaction when your dog takes them and passes.
It is possible that advanced training could be offered to bring dogs up to Competition standard.
If you are not sure if you want to take a course why not phone and arrange to come along to a class to see what's involved?
Training in now conducted at our own training venue at Shelfanger Hall, IP22 2DE.
Visit us on Facebook or on our website www.waveneydog.weebly.com. Dog Club phone 07572922688 or contact our Membership Secretary, Lisa. Tel 01379 652029 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire abnout course vacancies, dated and times and to enrol.Pre-enrolment is a requirement before joining a class.
Tel: 01379 855096
Are you interested in archaeology and history? Are you a keen metal detectorist who would like to find out more? WVAG needs you!
We are a small group of people interested in setting up a community archaeology group for the Waveney Valley, for anyone living between Diss and Beccles, and beyond. Some of us are professional archaeologists, some of us keen amateurs, and some of us just like to watch Time Team – so your experience and knowledge is really not important! We would like to get together regularly, find out more about the archaeology and history of the local area, learn more about the practical side of archaeology, and eventually take part in our own archaeological investigations.
No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm, interest and a willingness to get a bit muddy at some point in the future!
We would like to set up a group meeting in March to get interested people together and start to think about what we would like to do in 2013.
If you are interested in the group and would like to express an interest in coming along to the first group meeting, please email email@example.com or call Lorna on 07795 461 404
Tel: 01379 608842
WI Inspiring Woman over the years.
Did you know that there's a WI Group that meets in Pulham Market Memorial Hall on the 2nd Thursday of every month. The meetings begin at 7.30pm. Do come and join us
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