December 8 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, November 3, 2013
A ray of sunshine raised smiles on a damp autumn day when Lemon Day rolled into Wymondham on Saturday.
People donned yellow clothing and yellow cars welcomed visitors to Central Hall, which was dubbed the Lemporium.
Now in its third year, the event aims to life spirits on dull autumn days after the clocks have done back.
Family support workers Leanne Heaver and Holly Seaman organised children’s crafts in the library. Youngsters created lemons made form different textures which were then hung in the library window. The library also hosted a Roald Dahl-themed event in tribute to the author, who used to write behind a yellow door.
Organiser Tony Vale, who became the Lemporer for the day, thanked everyone for getting involved.
He said: “I am very pleased about the level of involvement this year from different sectors across the community spectrum.
“It was a very foggy day we all put on our lemon things. It brings a bit of spring into winter days.”
Hethersett Velo club, which changed its name to Hethersett Yellow Club for the day, organised a 25 mile bike ride ,which was led by Bart Anderton and Wymondham Rotary Club held its annual bazaar in Abbey Hall.
District councillor for Wymondham, Joe Mooney, said: “It is great that there are people in the town who are willing to give up their time to put on events such as the Lemon Day in Wymondham. It helps to bring people into the town and that can only be good news for the towns retailers especially our excellent coffee shops.”
Money raised was donated to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The Catholic Church hall hosted an art exhibition, co-ordinated by Wymondham-based portrait artist Sandy Jones, with assistance from Wymondham Heritage Museum, which was also open on the day.