December 12 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
A rural community is “upset” after signs advertising a church fundraiser were stolen for the fourth year in a row.
The Village Memories and Country Crafts Weekend for Honing and Crostwight churches is taking place this Saturday and Sunday between 11am-5pm on the grounds of St Peter and St Paul Church, Long Lane, Honing.
Half of the 10 signs, which cost £200, put up two weeks ago between North Walsham and Wroxham and Stalham and Bacton have disappeared.
The Rev Barry Furness said: “The signs are there to catch the passing tourists. We are upset because people put so much effort into the event.
“We are trying to maintain two very historic buildings and if the roofs are not repaired the buildings will suffer from wind and rain damage.”
Just over £150,000 is needed to repair the buildings and the Crostwight church features Medieval paintings.
The weekend attracts hundreds of people each year. Admission and parking is free and the event will include vintage vehicles, welly throwing, and a birds of prey display.