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Denton Village News Archive for August 2009

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Licensed to Read

A long-term Denton resident is soon to be licensed as a Reader in the Church of England.

After three years hard work, involving study, research and practical tasks, squeezed into his work as a dairy farmer plus family and other responsibilities, Chris Whipps has qualified for a Theology Diploma.

Chris, who has lived in Denton at Low Farm for most of his life, will be licensed by the Bishop of Norwich in a ceremony at Norwich Cathedral on 5th September.

Cycling Challenge

STOP PRESS — Liz and Jennie will be setting off from the Village Hall at 12 noon on Sunday 30th August to ride to Norwich Station on the first leg of their journey.

Two Denton residents are undertaking an extended cycle ride to raise funds for two charities.

Starting on Monday 31st August, Liz Cargill and Jennie Crohill plan to visit eight other villages called Denton. They will be starting from Denton, Co. Durham and hope to reach Denton, Kent, a jouney of between 600 and 700 miles.

They are inviting sponsors to support them and raise money for two very worthy causes: Leukaemia Research and All Hallows Hospital and Nursing Home.

Further information and a sponsorship form are available from a new page in our Features Section.

Circus Magic

Last Friday’s Children’s Outdoor Theatre, held at the Village Hall, proved to be a great success.

Part of the District Council’s South Norfolk Arts Festival, the Magic Carpet Theatre Company provided Circus Workshops from midday with lots of kids trying their hand at juggling, riding unicycles etc. This was followed with a full “Magic Circus” performance.

Two of the village’s marquees erected outside the hall provide a perfect setting for the event which was attended by more than 230 children.

Three Weeks To Go

Denton’s gardeners are hard at work preparing their entries for this year’s Village Show on September 5th. The show is organised by the Gardening Club but anyone can enter. The show includes “domestic” classes and, as usual, one of the most hotly contested is reserved for “gentlemen”! There are also special classes for children.

Full details now appear on a special Show Page.

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