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Millenium project's anniversary celebrations

PUBLISHED: 09:48 26 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:37 07 July 2010

It was a major project created in the millennium year to provide a tiny mid-Norfolk hamlet with its own area of land and meeting hall.

And now the Westfield Village Amenities Trust is launching a series of events to celebrate its 10th anniversary year of fundraising and the first event of 2010 will be a stroll down memory lane for some of its more senior residents.

It was a major project created in the millennium year to provide a tiny mid-Norfolk hamlet with its own area of land and meeting hall.

And now the Westfield Village Amenities Trust is launching a series of events to celebrate its 10th anniversary year of fundraising and the first event of 2010 will be a stroll down memory lane for some of its more senior residents.

Yaxham village hall will be the venue on February 20 for an Old Time Music Hall presented by The Glow Worms. It is hoped the audience will dress in appropriate fashion with prizes for the best dressed man and woman.

Trust secretary Jean Walton explained that Westfield, about two miles south of Dereham, has between 70 and 75 households but it was felt it needed its own meeting place and an area of land where events could be held.

She said several events are held each year and there is around £8,000 in the coffers so there is a long way to go because organisations have to raise a certain amount of funds themselves before they can apply and qualify for grants.

Mrs Walton said that although the Trust is aware that building its own meeting place is very much a long-term project, in the shorter term it might be possible to acquire a plot of land, through rent or purchase, that could be used to hold open-air events.

As well as putting cash into the new hall fund, the Trust has given money for village amenities, including a village sign, but its main aim is for the new building.

She said the Old Time Music Hall event promises to be a really good evening of traditional entertainment with audience participation. Tickets are £5.50 and include refreshments. There will be a licensed pay bar.

For more information about the event or to buy tickets contact Mrs Walton on 01362 696163.

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