Friends of How Hill Events


Simon has found us a date in How Hill’s busy Christmas diary for a Friends Christmas Lunch  (last held before lockdown)

Date: Friday 15th December 2023

Time: 12.00 for 12.30

Cost: £27 per head

Contact: Jeanne Flett tel: 01692 678560 or email:  to book and receive menu.  Numbers and menu choices required by Friday 20th October please.

Friends’ funds boost Broads study centre

A 300-strong army of Friends is helping a Broads environmental study centre with vital equipment.
Over the past year the Friends of How Hill have raised thousands of pounds to buy kit ranging from
lifejackets and buoyancy aids to wet weather clothing for the staff, plus a commercial food mixer
and “green” site signage.
The annual meeting heard the £8,231 raised came from a mix of subscriptions, donations and events
– which included a music recital, and outdoor productions of War of the Worlds and Much Ado
About Nothing by the How Hill regulars The Pantaloons.
Chairman Bruce Moffat said the dramas were enjoyable ways of fundraising which attracted full
houses, and generated membership inquiries.
The Friends also organised a guided Norwich tour, by city guide Paul Dickson, of buildings designed
by the Boardman family who lived at How Hill before it became an education centre in the 1960s.
How Hill director Simon Partridge thanked the Friends for their efforts which made a big difference
to the charity which has been running the centre near Ludham since 1984 – particularly for picking
up the £5000-plus tab for replacing nearly 80 lifejackets for children, adults and staff using How Hill’s

Upcoming Friends events include a Comedy of Errors by the Pantaloons on Sunday August 13.
Tickets £15 adults, £8.50 children from Jeanne Flett 01692 678560
They are also reviving a craft fair, not held since Covid, on Wednesday October 25. More details
about events, and how to join the Friends, on the How Hill Trust website
and its Facebook page.
Picture (Richard Batson / How Hill Trust) Friends at the annual meeting, with chairman Bruce
Moffat (front centre) flanked by secretary Jeanne Flett (right) and treasurer Carol Dawson.


To book for Friends events please contact:

Jeanne Flett 01692 678560,
or for the Pantaloons performances also visit

Sunday 13 August,
gates open 2 pm, performance starts at 3 pm
Cartoonish capers in Shakespeare’s funniest farce! Two sets of shipwrecked twins, who lost
their doubles years ago, unknowingly end up in the same place at the same time. Chaos
ensues, but will the searching siblings find each other in the end? Expect silly slapstick,
abundant anachronisms and memorable music nestled amongst Shakespeare’s poignant
poetry as the critically acclaimed. Bring a picnic and something to sit on. Sorry no dogs except assistance dogs.
Pantaloons put their own inimitable spin on this classic
Pantaloons: Adult £15, Child (8/16 yrs) £8.50. Please bring something to sit on and a picnic



ADVANCE NOTICE: the eagerly awaited Craft Fair will be held on Wednesday 25 October –
watch this space for further details.