Readers' letters from this week's Journal
Stunning, fantastic, inspiring....these were just a few of the wonderful comments received from visitors to St Mary's Church, Bungay recently when they viewed the Books in Bloom Flower Festival organised by members of Bungay Flower Club.
The organisers would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make this event such a success, from the sponsorship of local Bungay businesses, St Mary’s Church Trust for allowing the festival to take place in their beautiful church, the ladies who baked so many delicious cakes, our small catering team for the many cups of tea and coffee served, our incredibly talented arrangers, not only from our own flower club but also from Beccles, Loddon and Harleston as well as the local churches.
And last but not least, all the visitors who gave so generously to raise over £1,220 for Cancer Research UK and Action Medical Research.
BUNGAY FLOWER CLUB
Fire fighting history appeal
I’m currently researching the history of fire fighting in towns and cities across Norfolk and Suffolk. The places I’m interested in is Norwich, Kings Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, Lowestoft, Ipswich, and Bury St Edmunds. I’m looking for photographs and any history related to the fire services I have listed above. Also I’m looking for a photo of an ex Harleston Fire Station Appliance (Fire Engine) E207VCL.
If you can help me please contact me at 26 Weavers Croft, Harleston, IP20 9PY or email Chriswisken1988@gmail.com
Have you tried the water taxi?
Although the Lowestoft Ferry/Water Taxi has been operating for three years, we only discovered it recently and we were hugely impressed!
It provides return half-hour crossings between Oulton Broad and Lowestoft from Fridays to Sundays, and represents great value for money at only £3 each way.
The boat is interesting in itself, having originally been a ferry on the River Clyde in Scotland. When it retired, it was donated to the ‘International Boatbuilding Training College’ at Oulton Broad for restoration, and they have done a brilliant job! The unique view of Lake Lothing and the entrance to the Marina is well worth the journey.
We were told that most of the customers at present are holidaymakers, but it is also a great opportunity for residents in the local area to use this local ferry, because it provides a very different visual outlook to an area that we think we know so well.
I would like to thank the crew, who are not only extremely efficient, but also provide interesting background information to make the journey so much more enjoyable. If you haven’t yet tried the water taxi, I would strongly recommend it!
Appeal for helpful strangers
I am looking for some really kind people who were on the X2 Bus from Lowestoft to Norwich on Friday December 2 at about 10.40am, when I fell off my seat at the Stockton Roundabout.
Especially the two gentlemen with their wives who kindly picked me up. I would really love to thank them in person if can, as in the midst of everything I forgot to thank them and I would love the opportunity to do so.
There were a lot of lovely people on the single decker bus that day so if you were one of them or know anyone who came home with the funny story about ‘the women on the bus’, please get in touch by calling Marian on 07342 670784.
Can you help us?
Broome and Ditchingham Playgroup is looking for any new/unused toy donations.
These donations will be used for our fundraising stall which will be held at Ditchingham Village Fete on Sunday, July 30. Any donations will be greatly received.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange collection. All donations need to be received by Friday, July 21. Thanks.
Broome and Ditchingham Playgroup