...the theatre critic who went to review a show, only to walk out half way through? He (it was probably a he) filed his copy and went to have a delicious and possibly rather boozy supper. Unfortunately, when he woke up in the morning he learned that the theatre had burned down but his review, slating the show, was already printed. There was a bit of a fuss.
In the past two editions of our lovely local Lynx, I have managed to do a similar thing although nothing got burned down (!). In the first I said how wonderful the cookery demo had been and in the second I said how brilliant the panto was. At the last minute both these lovely occasions had to be cancelled but the Lynx had already gone to print. I'm so sorry. It was a daft thing to do - am still a learner with the Lynx copy deadlines - and I hope very much that I won't do it again!
Huge apologies but very sadly the panto on Saturday 12th has been cancelled - illness and lurgy has struck the Players and even Dr Theatre and Dr Showbusiness have been unable to help this time. We wish them speedy recoveries.
And so it starts! 2019 - goodness, how quickly the year goes round. What's the betting that we will continue to say this every single New Year but never mind. Cliches are there to be used, in my opinion. We start with a bang on Saturday as the Wighton Players storm into town with their new panto. It starts at 7.15pm and tickets are available from Liz on 01328 830519 or Andy on 01328 830178. I'm awfully tempted to add a panto line but am manfully resisting.
Oh yes I am...
There are some lovely things happening in the run up to Christmas. On Monday 17th at 7.15 there are Carols by the Green outside the Chequers. On Tuesday 18th there is a Carol Service in the Priory at 6.30pm with the Iceni Choir which is going to be fabulous. On Christmas Eve in the Priory there is a Children's Crib Service at 4pm and the Late Night Communion (love this one) at 11pm and on Christmas Day at 10.30am there is a service of carols and readings. It couldn't be better!
We hope to see you at the special Poppy Appeal coffee morning on Friday at 10am. Coffee, chat, raffle, bring and buy sale. If you're free, come along!
The service starts at the Priory at 10.45am with a minute's Silence at 11am. 12 men from Binham never returned after World War 1 :
W E CLARKE
E E COE
A G CURSON
B J FICKLING
H C GRANGE
E E HOOKE
W H MALES
H H WYER
T C YOUNGMAN
And 5 Binham men from World War 2
F E A RIVETT
Their photos are proudly displayed in the Hall and the original Hall was acquired and dedicated as a memorial to the fallen - hence it's name. With Remembrance Sunday falling on the Centenary of the Armistice, the Hall is hosting a particularly poignant tribute after the service in the Priory. Please come along.
Very sadly we have had to cancel the cookery demonstration but it will go ahead in 2019. Keep your eyes peeled!
For all things sparkling and twinkling, come and join us for this year's Christmas Fair! There will be 20 tables offering a wide range of goods from local arts and crafts to cakes, books and plants. Refreshments will be available including mulled apple juice, a particular favourite last year. There will be special activities for children who will be pleased to hear that Santa has agreed to make a special early visit with presents! All proceeds to the Priory. The fun starts at 9.30am and continues until 2pm.
The 100th Anniversary of the Armistice is on Sunday November 11th. The service at the Priory is at 10.45am with a minute's silence at 11am to remember all those who never returned, including the 12 men of Binham and will be followed by refreshments at the Hall. We have a wonderful sale of art by the Binham Art Group in aid of Help For Heroes. There will be an exhibition of letters and memorabilia curated by Binham History Group and the Youth Group are making a poppy display. At 3pm there will be a dedication of a wooden seat in memory of the Binham men who didn't come home. It promises to be a special and poignant day.