THE BURNHAMS WEA
Our Branch has about 100 people on its mailing list so they will already know what WEA stands for – Workers Educational Association.
For others our committee of local people run an Autumn and a Spring course of lectures and a Spring Day School at the Burnham Market Village Hall.
As part of the Government Adult Education programme the WEA is now over 100 years old. The other day someone said to me why on earth call it that when you have these lectures in the morning when all the workers are working! A good point but of course when it started it helped people obtain knowledge and qualifications so they could get jobs. There were daily and evening lectures, as we had here in the Burnhams until a few years ago. With the local population having more than halved over the last 25 years and many now being retired workers, nobody wanted the evening lectures.
Helping local families with under fives by providing information, advice and services. Help with returning to work, finding childcare, family support, family health, and much more.
Alzheimer's, Dementia, Carers Support Groups
One of The Hospitals latest community projects is a dementia hub. The Hospital was awarded £120,000 by the Department of Health to help launch the project.
With this money we have opened a new room named the Harold Moorhouse room in aid for carers use, an amazing Garden room with coffee facilities and a beautiful new garden welcome for all to come and visit. for more information please contact Katrina Melton Administrator for wells hospital 01328 711996
If you have been diagnosed with dementia or have become a carer, you may be interested in the monthly Alzheimer’s Society support group which meets at the hospital or singing sessions.
For information contact Catherine Moorhouse 07540 919487
Wells Area Carers Support Group
We would like to invite you to our group meetings if you are an in home carer looking after a relative, friend or neighbour. Someone who is disabled, has a physical or mental illness or who is simply elderly and frail and can not manage alone without your help.
This group is a free opportunity to have a break and make new friends. Meetings are relaxed and informal with a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit or other treat.
Our meetings are held once a month on the second Thursday between 14.00 and 15.30 at Peter Collingwood Hall, Wells Methodist Church, Theatre Road, Wells.
Help with transport can be arranged, and sitting services may be possible through Crossroads Short Breaks at Short Notice Scheme on 0808 808 9876 or Voluntary Norfolk 01603 614474
Examples of activities:
Guest speakers on:
First Aid Moving & Handling
Excercise & Mobility
Legal Advice- Power of attorney, Will etc.
Information advice and support:
British Red Cross
Local Pubs and Restaurants
Visit to gardens, Pensthorpe etc.
For more information please call Nita Spencer 01328 710501
BRANCASTER CAMERA CLUB
BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE SAILING CLUB
"I'm in Overy Staithe. Where's the club house?"
We don't have one. Never have had.
Overy Staithe Sailing Club organises dinghy racing from Easter to the end of September. We run open meetings for 12square metre Sharpie, OK,Laser, host a National 12 race during North West Norfolk Week, have a weekend event for clinker-built boats and hold an annual regatta (check fixtures).
We have an annual prize-giving in the winter.
HERITAGE HOUSE DAY CARE CENTRE
THE BURNHAMS TENNIS CLUB
There are lots of opportunities at BTA for playing tennis. In addition to regular Club Sessions and Social Tournaments, there are junior and adult match Fixtures against other clubs.
BTA is open to all tennis enthusiasts, there is no minimum playing standard. There is no waiting list.
Contact Janet Offord on 01328 738 620
THE NELSONS SHANTYMEN
Based at Burnham Thorpe, birth place of England’s greatest seaman, Lord Horatio Nelson, Nelson’s Shantymen are a diverse group of enthusiasts, driven in equal measure by a love of singing and a desire to keep the tradition of the sea-shanty alive.
True to the original spirit of the shanty, a major emphasis is placed on the voice and while musical accompaniment, in the form of accordion, banjo, bodhran, guitar and harmonica, is an integral part of performance, it is never to the detriment of the close vocal harmonies that the group achieves.
Since their formation in March 2010, Nelson’s Shantymen have performed to acclaim in a wide range of venues throughout North West Norfolk, appearing at a number of festivals, singing at the launching of the new Hunstanton lifeboat and securing a regular New Year’s Eve slot at The Hero, Burnham Overy Staithe.
In this way the Shantymen have raised a substantial sum of money for a variety of charities and fulfilled their wish to entertain the public with authentic songs of the sea.
In 2012, the group released their first CD, ‘Singing for Victory’, and a further CD is in the pipeline.
For bookings or enquiries you can also speak to us in person by telephone:
Chris Jacklin: 01328 730508
Steve Ireson: 01328 738816
THE PHOENIX LADIES
Regular Meetings start at 2.00 pm in the Burnham Market Village Hall, with refreshments. Members £1, Visitors £2.
Dates are announced monthly in The Burnhams Newsletter
Monthly 7.00 - 9.00 pm