Village centre at Pulham St Mary celebrates first anniversary

A landmark community building will celebrate its first anniversary at the weekend.

The Pennoyer Centre at Pulham St Mary will mark its birthday on Sunday with a day of music, a hog roast, African drummers, beer tent, and games between 11am and 4pm.

The celebration comes after the village centre was opened last year following a �1.6m renovation of the 15th century former guild chapel and Victorian school.

The centre may no longer be a primary school, but the start of the new 'term' is as busy as ever.

On September 2, the Friday Evening Inn will take place from 7pm to 11pm.

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From September 8 to 11, the historic building is participating in the nationwide Heritage Open Days, with new exhibits of local photographs and oral history, as well as the tale of how the Pennoyer's School bell came to hang at one of the USA's oldest and most prestigious universities.

From September 12 to 17, the building will take part in the EDP's Norfolk Food Festival 2011, and the caf� will be introducing visitors to a range of locally-made cheeses.

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New community activities are also scheduled, including bingo, a jewellery workshop, streetdance for children and adult salsa dancing, whilst the first film club evening on September 23 will feature Made in Dagenham.

For more details, call 01379 676660 or go to

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