Bits and bobs from across the borough
A SONGS by the Sea concert featuring local schoolchildren will be held on Sunday afternoon in Caister. The event, presented by Caister Volunteer Lifeboat, features the Iceni Choir supported by the choirs of Caister Junior and Caister Infants schools. It will be held in the Skipper Woodhouse boatshed in Beach Road. Songs of the Sea starts at 2.30pm and tickets are �3 and �1.50 for children under 16. They are available by calling 01493 377015, 728560, 728223, 688499 and there will be refreshments.
ON Saturday, June 18, in St Nicholas’ Parish Church, the Great Yarmouth Choral Society, right, under conductor John Stephens, will be performing their summer concert Celebrate Mozart including the popular and much-loved 40th Symphony in G minor along with one of the greatest of choral works The Requiem.
The soloists will be Lisa Cassidy (soprano), Vera Cooke (contralto), Jonathan Finney (tenor), and David McKee (bass) all of whom have sung with the society before. The orchestra will be led by Kate Reynolds.
Tickets from Allen’s Music Centre, Great Yarmouth and Aldred’s Estate Agent Gorleston or via 01493 843816.
THE Nelson Monument, far right, in Great Yarmouth will be open tomorrow and Sunday for guided tours. This Grade I listed monument was completed in 1819 as a tribute to Admiral Lord Nelson and stands 144ft high. The tours are said to provide a wonderful opportunity to climb the 217 steps and experience breathtaking views – even Norwich Cathedral can be spotted on a clear day.
Trained monument guides will be on hand to explain its construction, history and restoration as well as its links with Admiral Lord Nelson. Tours run from 10am to 4pm and are for two people, last 30 minutes and cost �6 per person.
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For further information and to book contact the Nelson Museum on 01493 850698. Un-booked tours will be sold at the monument on the day, subject to availability.
GREAT Yarmouth Heritage Guided Walk on Sunday: Sea, Sand and Spending a Penny starts at 2pm from the Tourist Information Centre. On Tuesday, the evening walk starting at 7pm is the Medieval Wall Walk starting from St Nicholas’ Church gates.
Tickets for both walks can be bought on the day from the guide. Each walk takes about one-and-a-half to two hours and the cost for adults is �3.75, children (seven-16) �1.50, with under 7s free. For more information call either 01493 846346 or 07758 554546.
A NORFOLK aunt so moved by the rare disease suffered by her little nephew has organised a spring fair to raise money to fund research.
Emma Krug, of Ludham, has organised the fair after learning that her five-year-old nephew Ben Davis is suffering from Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis, a very rare disease which causes blood cells, which normally help fight infection, to damage healthy parts of the body.
The fair will be held tomorrow at the Church Rooms, Ludham, 1-4pm and will feature a variety of stalls including Usbourne books, personalised baby wear by Sewing Daisys, luxurious cakes and fudge and a wide variety of nearly-new items.
There will also be a raffle where winners will be rewarded with vouchers for boat trips, free entry to local attractions as well as a selection of Body Shop gifts.
Proceeds will be split between the Histiocytosis Research Trust and Ludham Little’uns, the toddler group Emma attends with her two-year-old daughter Freya.