OUR NEXT EVENT - SPRING LUNCH - WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH
Our Spring lunch will be held at Broom Hall from on Wednesday 7th March from 2.00-2.00pm. Our guest speaker will be one of our regular attendees, Katharine Wolstenholme from College Farm (talk rescheduled from christmas). College Farm Bed & Breakfast was started in the 1970s by Katharine’s parents, William & Lavender Garnier. When William retired from the army they returned to Norfolk and settled in Thompson, the village next to Merton where Lavender’s family has lived since 1300.
Katharine ran Telford Park B&B in south London for over 20 years. After Lavender's death in 2010 Katharine and her family moved to Thompson and now run College Farm Bed & Breakfast. In 2014 Katharine developed her business at College Farm by diversifying into the weddings market. She now hosts up to 10 weddings a year and College Farm has quickly established a reputation as one of Norfolk's loveliest and relaxed country venues complete with alpacas!
Vanessa provided us with a lively talk tracking her personal journey from when she met her husband at art college, through to developing a run down building into an award winning boutique hotel – Strattons in Swaffham www.strattonshotel.com. She entertained us with snippets of previous involvment in concrete sales, sandwich deliveries and even crime busting…Read More
We were delighted that Christine Hill, a director of R W Hill (Farms), was able to take time out of her busy schedule to speak at our Spring Lunch. As Christine comes from a long line of farmers, unsurprisingly, agriculture was her chosen career. However, her head mistress at school refused to accept that this…Read More
The Christmas season started talking about food when we welcomed Mary Kemp as our guest speaker. A farmer’s wife and cookery writer Mary enlightened us with her story and cooking experiences. Mary is a passionate advocate for locally produced seasonal food; and her cooking and writing is based on using the finest and freshest local…Read More
Jan runs her business from the farm in the Broads where she lives and works with her husband. Operating as a franchisee, Jan showed us a delightful selection from her huge range of hats which are available to hire or buy. Hats are designed and made by top milliners in the country and Jan…Read More
In June, we welcomed Chris Edwards on behalf of the Watton Town Team. Inspired by the Mary Portas report, the Town Team was set up in 2012 to increase visitors and foot fall to Watton High Street through the Entrepreneurs Market, Watton Wedding Show, Morotorcyle Event and Book Weekend which have all proved popular and…Read More
Catherine is one of our members and shared with us the inspiration for her designs, the details of work involved and the tools involved to create her wonderful jewellery. She brought along a selection of her completed pieces. Catherine also carries our bespoke work. www.catherinedownes.com Exhibiting: ZIGWAGZ Handmade Leather Dog Collars – from Market to…Read More