Mayor’s Musings: 2018 was a year to be proud of for Thetford, and 2019 could be even better

A torchlight took place in Thetford on Remembrance Sunday, followed by fireworks. PHOTO: Debs McNaug

A torchlight took place in Thetford on Remembrance Sunday, followed by fireworks. PHOTO: Debs McNaughton - Credit: Archant

This month’s mayor’s musings comes from the mayor of Thetford, Roy Brame.

Roy Brame, mayor of Thetford. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives.

Roy Brame, mayor of Thetford. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives. - Credit: Norfolk Conservatives

We are moving into the last quarter of our mayoral year, where has the time gone? It has been a great privilege to represent the town on your behalf.

The summer was one for us all to remember, the sun and the town shone. Our Sikh festival and river day was as hot as India itself and the great weather just went on and on.

Could anyone forget the On The Green nights of sun, music and fun. When the weather stopped Thetford did not! On the day of our Duleep Singh commemorations it may have rained but it did not dampen our Thetford spirit.

2018 was the year the country commemorated 100 years since the end of what was called The Great War and Thetford was a place to be proud of. 100 torches paraded from Castle Park to the Market Place, what a sight!

Hundreds of people turned out and the sight of Tommy on the roof of the Royal British Legion is one that I’m sure people will never forget.

Christmas brought us Winter Wonderland and an ice rink on the green, all good fun, and then we must mention those selfless people who gave their time to set up night shelters to feed and shelter the less fortunate.

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Now Thetford wakes up with the spring and has some major events on the horizon.

Thetford Town Council will be at the forefront of Heritage Weekend and Easter brings the opening of our two brilliant tourists attractions, Charles Burrell Steam and Dads Army Museums.

If you’re interested in either of these organisations please get in touch with them as volunteers are always needed.

The end of April brings a really special event. Thetford will be honouring RAF Honington, perhaps I should say that RAF Honington will be honouring us when we host the Freedom of the Town parade, this will truly be a day of pride and celebration with a full march past of the RAF Regiment through our town centre.

On a personal note, Friday, April 5 brings the mayor’s ball, a night to celebrate a truly fabulous year.

Thetford town centre will also see some changes throughout 2019, watch this space!

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