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Harleston Flower Club

Tel: 01986782377

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 on 01986 782377.


New members are always welcome.

The Canal Boat Crew

Tel: 07887 607008

Email: cneil727@yahoo.com

Web: www.facebook.com/groups/CanalBoatCrew/?

I organise boat trips for musicians and singers. This year (2018) I have organised two week long boating holidays on the Broads starting on June 2nd this year. Each week there will be a different crew aboard the boat. All of the crew on board the boat during both weeks are musicians and singers. We aren't a band as such, in fact most of the crew members will not have met prior to me introducing them to each other on the day we all meet at the boatyard.

We have organised to host musical jam sessions each evening at various venues as we travel along. The sessions will be very relaxed, they are free to attend and they are open to anyone and everyone to come along to join in with us, or to just enjoy the music and laughter. This is not a commercial venture and we aren''t being paid to host the sessions.


Below is a list giving details of The Canal Boat Crew's sessions in June 2018, all of which start at 8.30pm. Any help you could give to spread the word would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday 2nd - Kings Head, Hoveton NR12 8UR

Sunday 3rd - Kings Arms, Great Yarmouth NR30 1BG

Monday 4th - Kings Head, Loddon NR14 6EZ

Tuesday 5th - Compleat Angler, Norwich NR1 1NS

Wednesday 6th - Ship Inn, Reedham NR13 3TQ

Thursday 7th - Ferry Inn, Stokesby NR29 3EX

Friday 8th - Sutton Staithe Hotel, Sutton NR12 9QS

Saturday 9th - Acle Bridge Inn, Acle NR13 3AT

Sunday 10th - Kingfisher, Burgh Castle NR31 9PY

Monday 11th - Fox & Hounds, Beccles NR34 9DX

Tuesday 12th - Redherring, Oulton Broad NR33 9JT

Wednesday 13th - Kings Arms, Great Yarmouth NR30 1BG

Thursday 14th - Norada, Potter Heigham NR29 5JD

Friday 15th - White Horse, Neatishead NR12 8AD


Sugarcraft Flowers

Tel: 01379 853233

Would you like to make beautiful, realistic Sugarcraft Flowers to decorate your homemade cakes with?

Harleston based, friendly and informal eight week course: £80. - includes

All Materials and Starter tool kit!    -   Monday & Wednesday evening 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Next course starts Mon 24th September and Weds 26th September with free introductory evening on Monday 17th September

Association of the Friends of All Hallows

All Hallows Healthcare Trust
All Hallows Hospital,
Station Road,
Ditchingham,
Bungay,
Suffolk .

NR35 2QL


Tel: 01986 892493 or 897171

Web: www.all-hallows.org.uk/general/friends.asp

The Association of Friends of All Hallows Hospital Supporting All Hallows Healthcare Trust was formed to raise funds and provide donations to the Trust to enhance the fabric of the building and for equipment to enhance the patients stay.

If you would like to help then please be in touch.

Harleston Ladies Evening Group

Tel: 01379 852859

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month at 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated).

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us.

President: Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193.

Harleston Camera Club

Archbishop Sancroft High School 

Wilderness Lane

Harleston

IP20 9DD


Tel: Derek 01379 852708

Harleston Choral Society

Tel: 01986 875494

Email: jo.curry@sky.com

Web: www.harlestonchoralsoc.org.uk

Harleston Choral Society was founded in 2000.  From Monday 8 January we’ll be meeting for practices from 7.30 – 9.30 pm, with a short break at 8.30 pm for refreshments, in The London Road Church (formerly The Harleston Methodist Church) at London Road, Harleston, IP20 9BH.  Parking is available in the The Original Factory Shop (TOFS) car park opposite.


We’re a friendly community choir and we welcome everyone, and although it’s an advantage to be able to read music, it’s not essential.  There are no auditions, music is provided free, and whenever possible we provide practice CDs for each voice part; these are free to new members and thereafter there is a small fee.

Harleston Players

Tel: 01986 788439

Web: www.harlestonplayers.co.uk

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.

Harleston Probus Club

Tel: 01379 855085

Email: eric.bird@talktalk.net

Web: www.harlestonanddistrictprobusclub.weebly.com/

The Harleston & District Probus ?Club ?was established in 1980, under the auspices of the Harleston & District Rotary Club. Its aim was to provide a forum for retired, professional and/or business people, of either sex, 55 years of age or older, to meet in order to be able to relax and enjoy the company of similar minded folks.

Now, 35 years later, the club is flourishing and meets for lunch at The Swan, Harleston, on the third Thursday of each month.  At each of the lunches there is an invited speaker.  Sometimes this is a club member, who talks of his professional experiences. On other occasions the speaker is a non-member speaking on his own special subject.  The May, September and December meetings are guest lunches to which members bring partners or friends.

Harleston Round Table


Tel: 0121 4564567

Web: www.harleston-district.roundtable.co.uk

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.

Harleston U3A

Tel: 01986 788149

Web: u3asites.org.uk/harleston/

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 at The Masonic Rooms, 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.


Harleston Wives Group

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

Petanque or Boules

Tel: 01379 668220

Email: chris.jackie@tiscali.co.uk

Petanque or boules is one of the fastest growing 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 chris.jackie@tiscali.co.uk

Pulham and District WI

Web: www.thewi.org.uk/become-a-member/structure-of-the-wi/england/norfolk/find-a-wi/pulham-and-district

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.

Rotary Club of Harleston & District


Tel: 01379 853505

Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of  Harleston & District   

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.

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`.


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.


We arrange our projects in such a way that involves the whole community, is  value for money and is fun.


We see social events 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.


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 the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6.30pm at the Swan Hotel where we enjoy an excellent two course  dinner before our meeting. 



Royal British Legion

Tel: 0808 802 8080

Web: branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/harleston

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 Harleston Fire Station at 7.30pm.

For more details ring 0808 802 8080

The Pulham Orchestra

Web: www.pvo.org.uk

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.  

Waveney Bird Club

Tel: 01986 781436

Email: secretary@waveneybirdclub.com

Web: www.waveneybirdclub.com

Waveney Bird Club - The friendly club for birdwatchers in Norfolk & Suffolk.


Please check the website www.waveneybirdclub.com for the most up-to-date information.

Waveney Dog Obedience Group

Tel: 07572 922688

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.


Training in now conducted at our own training venue at Shelfanger Hall, IP22 2DE.

Visit us on Facebook for more details (Waveney Dog Obedience Group). Dog Club phone 07572 922688.

Waveney Valley Community Archaeology Group

Email: waveneyarchaeology@gmail.com

Web: www.waveneyarchaeology.org

We are a community archaelogy group for the wider Waveney Valley, from Diss to Lowestoft and beyond.


No experience necessary, just curiosity. Come and joing us.


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