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Some people have wondered about the new name for The White Hart pub; the Whalebone.
While the word, meaning the bristly filter used to catch tiny sea creatures in a whale’s mouth, might be a strange name for an old coaching inn – it may be more fitting than you would expect…
According to NorfolkPubs, between 1748 and 1791 The White Hart was originally called The Whalebone!
Pupils at Downham’s Hillcrest School were delighted when a council bin lorry paid a visit as part of Recycle Week.
Katie Shaw, Contract Supervisor for Kier, spoke to 75 pupils about recycling, and showed them how the bin lorry works
“The children were very well behaved and seemed really fascinated to learn how their recycling is taken away, and what happens to it,” said Katie.
Popular Hilgay butchers, Ali and Des Dent are gearing up for another amazing Charity Book Sale and Yard Sale in Hilgay on Sunday, 15th October.
Sunday August 20, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm is the date of the Craft and Country Fair, staged by the Magpie Centre, home of West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled Association.
New micro-pub, The Blackstone Engine Bar at Denver Windmill, opened its doors to the public on Thursday 8th June.
A joint venture between Ian Pinches (formerly of the award-winning Railway Arms at Downham Market Station) and John Nash (Two Rivers Brewery), the bar will sell real ales, including the full range of Two Rivers beers as well as ciders from the Downham Cider company, and a wide range of East Anglian spirits.