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The White Hart’s New Name

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!

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Bin Lorry Recycle Week Visit to Hillcrest School

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.

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Giant Charity Book Sale at Hilgay – Sunday, 15th October

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.

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Downham Market Library and Priory Learning Centre

Council Offices Close

The council offices in Downham Market will close at the end of this month.
Staff and services are transferring to the main office in King’s Lynn.

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Local Business Raises £9000 for Cancer Care Fund

A variety of charity fundraising events held at the Downham Home and Garden store have raised over £9,000 toward the Macmillan Cancer Care Fund.

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Magpie Centre Craft & Country Fair Offers Fun for all the Family

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.

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Downham Market Town Sign

Community Choir Seeks New Members

Singers Inspired, the Downham Market community choir, would love to welcome you if you think you might enjoy singing.
The choir is a vibrant, good-humoured, mixed group of more than 40 people from a wide area around Downham.

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New Friendship Group for Downham

A new friendship group, made up of mostly single people who like to socialise together, has been set up in Downham Market.

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Denver Windmill

Blackstone Engine Bar opens at Denver Windmill

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.

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Downham Market Town Square

Drinking in Public Places – Have Your Say

Residents are being invited to have their say on a new Public Spaces Protection Order which will restrict alcohol consumption in areas of Downham Market.

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