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Table tenis memories

PUBLISHED: 14:14 24 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:31 07 July 2010

Our recent story about the Fakenham Table Tennis League brought a response from James Dent who, as the village policeman, formed the Foulsham A and B teams in which he and his sons Peter and David all played.

Our recent story about the Fakenham Table Tennis League brought a response from James Dent who, as the village policeman, formed the Foulsham A and B teams in which he and his sons Peter and David all played.

James, now 83 and living in Mileham, recalled starting a Foulsham youth club in the Church Hall when he was in the village 1957-58 before moving to Guist.

“I started the youth club, got a snooker table and then a table tennis top,” he recalled. The Foulsham team played initially in the North Elmham League before joining the new Fakenham and District League.

Mr Dent served in the Royal Navy during the war before starting a police career which lasted over 30 years. While in Foulsham he also revived the village football club.

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