WEST NORFOLK: Rotarian raises more than �700 for his club with history book

A ROTARIAN has completed a book on the history of part of West Norfolk – and raised more than �700 for his club in the process. Chris Shaw has written a book on the history of Hilgay, Southery and the surrounding area. Sales of the book allowed Mr Shaw to

A ROTARIAN has completed a book on the history of part of West Norfolk - and raised more than �700 for his club in the process.

Chris Shaw has written a book on the history of Hilgay, Southery and the surrounding area.

Sales of the book allowed Mr Shaw to raise �716 for the Rotary Club of Downham Market's charity account.

Club president John Rice said: "This really is a magnificent effort by Chris. The book has proved a real hit with local and family historians, so much so that this wonderful gesture of Chris's has paid off for the club very quickly."

The book costs �5 and can be bought at Dent's the butchers in Hilgay. The first edition is now sold out but a reprint is expected shortly. All proceeds will again go to Rotary charities.

Chris is now working on a second book, covering the history of Downham Market, Denver and surrounding areas.