Leisure

SHUFFLEBOARD INTERNATIONAL – UK vs CANADA, NORWAY & UNITED STATES

The international Shuffleboard Match between UK, Canada, Norway and United States of America to be held at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich from Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 April 2018, will feature four members of the Ashwellthorpe Shuffleboard club in the UK team – Alan Dawson, Rosemary Lee, Gordon Robbie and Liz Saunders. The Ashwellthorpe club closed on Wednesday 14 March this year, so this will be the last time Ashwellthorpe members will feature in this International match.

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB – APRIL 2018 MEETING

The April meeting of Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club will be on SUNDAY 8 APRIL from 2.00 to 4.00 p.m. and will take the form of a visit to the garden of Richard Hobbs and Sally Ward at Witton Lane Seeds, 16 Witton Lane, Little Plumstead, NR13 5DL Richard Hobbs was the speaker at the February meeting of the Club and the garden is open as part of the National Gardens Scheme, with light refreshments being served.

Admission will be paid by the Gardening Club for all members who renew their subscription for 2018; otherwise it will be £3.00 for non-members.

CLOSURE of the SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL

Just to let you know that, after ten years, members of the Shuffleboard Club which has been playing the sport at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall have decided to close it down due to a fall in numbers over the past couple of years.

ASHWELLTHORPE WEATHER DATA – JANUARY 2018

The Ashwellthorpe weather data is collected each morning between 07.00 and 08.00 at 5 Greenwood Close, Ashwellthorpe; the temperature and humidity readings do not, therefore, necessarily record the warmest/coolest or most/least humid in any 24-hour period.

Rainfall – The total amount of rainfall for the thirty-one days in January 2018 was 58 mm, with the largest 24-hour reading of 7 mm being recorded on Wednesday 3, Monday 15, Thursday 18 and Monday 22 January. There were fourteen days in January when no measurable amount of rainfall.

Temperature – the average temperature for the month of January 2018 was 3.2 C, with the warmest of 12 C recorded on Wednesday 24 January. The coolest temperature recorded was -2 C  on Sunday 21 January and there were five other days in January when the temperature was 0 C.

Humidity – the highest humidity reading taken in January 2018 was 64%  recorded on Thursday 11, Friday 12 and Monday 22 January; the lowest was 48% taken on Wednesday 3 and Monday 29 January.

Comparisons with previous years can be made by scrolling down the page.

PARISH WALKS – 25 FEBRUARY and 8 APRIL 2018

The next two Parish walks led by Rick and Nancy will be:

SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2018 – Meet at 10.00 a.m. in the Bunwell Village Hall car park, situated on The Turnpike (B 1113) – SATNAV NR16 1SW – for a walk of about 4.75 miles on quiet roads and public footpaths in the area, using a mix of paths and roads which have incorporated sections not found previously.

SUNDAY 8 APRIL 2018 – Meet at 10.00 a.m. at Tacolneston Village Hall, West Way (just off the B 1113) in Tacolneston – SATNAV NR16 1BZ. The walk will be 4.5 to 5 miles in length, using quiet roads and public footpaths around the area.

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB – FIRST MEETING OF 2018

The first 2018 meeting of the Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club will be held at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall on Tuesday 6th February at 7.30 p.m. when the speaker will be Richard Hobbs. He has a particular interest in bulbs, especially daffodils and hyacinths and holds the Plant Heritage National Collection of Muscari, which he inherited from Jenny Robinson. He has been Chairman of the Norfolk and Norwich Horticultural Society for 10 years plus, a former Director of Norfolk Wildlife Trust and now runs Witton Lane Seeds, specialising in rare and unusual species.

Everyone welcome – you can join the Club on the night for an annual subscription or pay £2.00 on the door on the night for this meeting. Refreshments available.

WRENINGHAM & DISTRICT WOMEN’S INSTITUTE – 2018 PROGRAMME

The Wreningham & District Women’s Institute meets at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall, The Street, Ashwellthorpe, NR16 1AA, on the second Tuesday each month, starting at 7.30 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise). The President for 2018 is Mrs Shirley Moss (01508 489460) and the Secretary is Mrs Carole Bradford (01508 489211), both of Ashwellthorpe. You’re very welcome to come along to any meeting to see what the WI is all about and enjoy the varied programme of talks and demonstrations.

2018 PROGRAMME

Tuesday 9 January            Speaker: Jennifer Cawte on “Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper” – Competition: Christmas Card of a Winter Scene

Tuesday 13 February        Bring and Buy Sale

Tuesday 13 March              Speaker: Jean Clarke on “Yoga for the Heads and Shoulders” – Competition: A Limerick about Exercise

WEDNESDAY  21 March  75th Birthday Party

Tuesday 10 April               Speaker: Ruth Smith on: “The Bare Facts; My Experiences as a Life Model” – Competition: A photograph of you as a baby child

WEDNESDAY 11 April     The Kett group of WIs – Quiz and Chips

Tuesday 8 May                    Resolutions Evening: Discussion and vote on the National Federation of Women’s Institutes’ Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 12 June                Speaker: David Morton on “Windsor Castle” – Competition: Something relating to the Queen

WEDNESDAY 27/THURSDAY 28 JUNE       Royal Norfolk Show

Tuesday 10 July (afternoon)     Summer Garden Party

Tuesday 14 August              The Windmill Ringers with a demonstration of Handbell Ringing – Competition: An Attractive Bell

Tuesday 11 September       Speaker: Betty Stacey – “Fun with patchwork” – Competition: An Interesting Needle Case

Tuesday 9 October               Speaker: Philip Mariner – “Have Camera, Will Travel”; A Trip round the World set to music – Competition: A Souvenir of my Holiday

Tuesday 13 November         Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 11 December          Christmas Party

 

 

 

ASHWELLTHORPE WEATHER DATA ANNUAL SUMMARY 2017


Rainfall – Annual Statistics 2017 (11 months only; no June readings were taken)

Total Rainfall                        610 mm 

Average Monthly Rainfall     55 mm 

Highest Monthly Rainfall      122 mm (December)

Lowest Monthly Rainfall        18 mm (October)

Highest Daily Rainfall             33 mm (10 August)

 

Temperature – Annual Statistics 2017 (11 months only; no June readings were taken)

Warmest Day                               19 C (9 and 20 July)

Coolest Day                                   -4 C (22 January)

Warmest Monthly Average            16 C (July)

Coolest Monthly Average                 1.5 C (January)

Comparisons with previous years’ annual reviews can be seen by scrolling down the page.

ASHWELLTHORPE WEATHER DATA – DECEMBER 2017

The Ashwellthorpe weather data is collected each morning between 07.00 and 08.00 at 5 Greenwood Close, Ashwellthorpe; the temperature and humidity readings do not, therefore, necessarily record the warmest/coolest or most/least humid in any 24-hour period.

Rainfall – the total amount of rainfall recorded for the thirty-one days of December 2017 was 122 mm, with the largest amount of 20 mm being recorded on Wednesday 27 December. There were six days when rainfall amounts reached double figures and twelve days when there was no measurable rainfall.

Temperature – the average temperature for December 2017 was 2.78 C, with the warmest of 9 C being recorded on Sunday 31 December. The coldest temperature reading of -3 C was taken on Sunday 17 December and there were eleven days when the reading was 0 C or below.

Humidity – the highest humidity reading of 65% was taken on Thursday 21 December 2017, with the lowest of 49 % being recorded on Wednesday 6 December.

Comparisons with previous months’ weather data can be found by scrolling down the page.

ASHWELLTHORPE WEATHER DATA – NOVEMBER 2017

The Ashwellthorpe weather date is collected each morning between 07.0 and 08.00 at 5 Greenwood Close; the temperature and humidity readings are, therefore, not necessarily the warmest/coolest or most/least humid in any 24-hour period.

Rainfall – the total amount of rainfall recorded during the thirty days of November 2017 was 40 mm, with the largest amount of 9 mm being recorded on Monday13 November. There were nineteen days out of the thirty recorded when there was no measurable rainfall. A sprinkling of snow was recorded on Thursday 30 November.

Temperature – the average temperature for November 2017 was 4.7 C with the warmest of 11 C recorded on Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November. The coldest temperature of -1 C was recorded on Saturday 25 November and there were four other days when the temperature recorded was 0 C.

Humidity – the highest humidity reading of 64% was taken on 21 November 2017 and the lowest humidity recorded was 50% on Saturday 4 and Thursday 23 November.

Comparisons with previous months’ and years’ weather patterns, can be made by scrolling down the page.