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Patrick Barkham, The Guardian.

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The Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady Walsingham PUBLIC EXHIBITION

The Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham

PUBLIC EXHIBITION

An exhibition will be held in the Welcome Centre at the Slipper Chapel Site in Houghton St Giles to show the proposed plans for the redevelopment of the site.

The architect and Rector of the Catholic National Shrine will be present to answer questions.

Friday 22nd March 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 23rd March 2pm – 4pm

 ALL ARE WELCOME

History Society talk Thursday 7th March: History of the Wells Lifeboat

The Walsingham & District History Society talks continue following a winter break.

Thursday, March 7th 2019 at 7.30 : “History of the Wells Lifeboat” with Peter Rainsford

Thursday, April 4th 2019 at 7.30 : “Subterranean Norwich and North Norfolk” – Matthew Williams

Thursday, May 2nd 2019 at 7.30 : “ My Life Around Agriculture” Baroness (Gillian) Shephard

All welcome. Members £1, non members £3

Meetings are at Walsingham Village Hall, Wells Road, Little Walsingham, NR22 6DL

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes & Tea

Shrove Tuesday pancakes and tea, Tuesday 5th March at Walsingham Village Hall. 2pm to 4pm.St Giles Church, Houghton in the Dale offers Pancakes and tea to all, at Walsingham Village Hall.
Tuesday March 5th 2pm-4pm.
All welcome, adults £3 and children 50p.

News & Views Magazine February/March now online

Walsingham News Views magazine cover Read the latest edition of News & Views, community magazine for Walsingham, Houghton and the Barshams.

The editorial team would welcome contributions for the April/May issue, please send in any contributions by 28 February 2019.

Please email to News & Views secretary Lynette Sutton Lynette06@live.co.uk

 

Charity Snowdrop Walk in aid of Walking4Norfolk

James Bagge walked the 1500 miles from Lynn to Santiago de Compostela last year to raise money for the unpaid carers of Norfolk, an astonishing way to follow his year as High Sheriff of Norfolk. His Walking4Norfolk fund created by this amazing sponsored walk, can now support carers through funding many different local independent projects, helping to make their lives a little easier. It is administered by the Norfolk Community Foundation.

The Walsingham Abbey charity snowdrop walk on Saturday 23rd Feb in aid of the Walking4Norfolk Fund successfully raised over £4,000, thank you so much to all who attended.

At the end of the day James gave his ‘Talk on the Walk’ at the Parish Hall about the journey, an insight into the joys and travails of today’s pilgrim travelling on foot through Europe.

Treasure Seekers: activity day for children

Children's activity day Monday 18th February 10am-3pm at Walsingham Village HallThe free, fun activity day for children of all ages at the village hall on the first day of February half term was a great success!

Watch this space for more like this!

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