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100 Club

The November Old Wymondhamians 100 Club draw was carried out at The Bell Inn in Rickinghall and this month’s winners were:-

Adrian Dubock - resident of Dornach, Switzerland


Anne Bradley [Ashworth] - resident of Aylsham

Cheques, in the sum of £55.00, have been dispatched although Adrian has kindly donated his winnings to the Wymondham College Trust which provides bursaries to less fortunate pupils.

Steve and I were joined by Steven Bishop, Sandra Howard, Jennie Foster [Clarke] & Marcus Ellis. Marcus kindly carried out the draw for us.

The beers on offer were Southwold Bitter and Broadside from Adnams, Greene King – St. Edmunds, and Grain’s “ThreeOneSix”. In a rare moment of abstinence I tried my first “non-alcoholic” pint in almost 35 years! Adnams “Ghostship”! However, I think I will stick with the “full” alcoholic version from now on! 

The comments below are what was written for the Old Windmill in Great Cressingham last month and I feel that I don’t really need to alter them as they equally apply to The Bell Inn!

The Inn had lots of different areas so that group conversations were easier and it was quite busy for a Wednesday evening. A score of 9.5 is appropriate as it seems to be the quintessential village pub with good food, good beers and attentive staff. 

The December 2018 STAR OW 100 Club draw will be held at The Cellar House in Eaton  near Cringleford, Norwich on Wednesday 19th December 2018 at 8.00pm 


This will be where we will carry out the bi-annual STAR draw prizes of £500, £200 & £75

Hope to see some of you there.

Best Regards,
Phil Robinson
OW 100 Club administrator - Philrobinson55@btinternet.com




If you would like to know more about the Old Wymondhamians 100 Club or would like to join in with a monthly payment please see the following documents:

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December Update



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Sixties Bunch Christmas Drinks - 6th December 2018

A note from Philip Wade: ‘Xmas Drinks this year will be from 12noon on Thursday 6th December at the Queen of Iceni pub, Norwich. The pub is by the Riverside, approximately 200m from the Railway Station towards Carrow Road. Everyone welcome'




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College News

Delight as Wymondham College earns 'outstanding' inspection grade
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Wymondham College was given the education and social care watchdog's highest grade in all three key areas, including quality of care and support, ..

Leading Norfolk figure Lady Ralphs passes away at the age of 99
Norwich Evening News

She was governor of Norwich School, Wymondham College and Culford School and was president of the Norwich branch of the United Nations


“Do everything you can” to get your children a place at Wymondham ...
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Wymondham College has been included in a list of 20 schools society magazine Tatler claims are the “creme de la creme” of the state sector.



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