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Meet the angels

Don’t miss Jill Husselby’s stained glass talk on 3 September.

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Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council minutes for the 20th July 2017.

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Dusty but not dry

Stanhoe WI members learn the secrets of textile conservation from a National Trust expert.

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Flower festival

The annual Festival of Flowers at Syderstone church starts on 5 August.

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Calling Applegates

Does anyone have information on the Applegate family in this part of Norfolk?

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Garden delights

WI members enjoy the sunshine for their July meeting.

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July film

Hidden Figures (PG) is showing in Stanhoe on 7 July.

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15 August 2017

Meet the angels

Don’t miss Jill Husselby’s stained glass talk on 3 September.

On Sunday 3 September local architectural historian Jill Husselby will give a talk on the history and renovation of the stained glass windows in All Saints’ church, Stanhoe.

The event starts at 3.00 pm. It is organised by Stanhoe Archive, the local history society. Entry is just £3 per person, including refreshments.

The venue is All Saints’ church, Church Lane, Stanhoe, PE31 8QL.

Links:

Comprehensive Flickr album of All Saints’ glass

A smaller collection of photos at Corpus Vitrearum

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 15 August 2017


8 August 2017

Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council minutes for the 20th July 2017.

The Parish Council minutes for the meeting held on 20th July 2017 can be found here.

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 8 August 2017


5 August 2017

Dusty but not dry

Stanhoe WI members learn the secrets of textile conservation from a National Trust expert.

A roomful of Stanhoe and Barwick WI members and visitors from neighbouring WIs welcomed Terri Dewhurst from the National Trust Conservation Centre at Oulton Street, near Blickling, to talk about the work undertaken in the Conservation Studios.

Originally trained in fashion design, Terri decided that she preferred stitching and took an MA in textile conservation. This proved to be a wonderful foundation for working on a selection of the 65 tapestries, 20 state beds, and 31,000 costumes owned by the National Trust.

photo: Rosemary Brown

Terri in front of a screen showing a conservation workshop

We were treated to a step by step explanation, with samples as well as images, of the conservation of 11 of the Gideon Tapestries from Hardwick Hall, woven in 1578, which are 6 metres high and 70 metres in total length. We were even shown an original bag of dust vacuumed from a tapestry, which process came before wet cleaning, and then being supported by conservation stitching onto linen, and finally having Velcro applied for rehanging.

The Knole Spangled Bed, which was three years into detailed conservation, and the Congress of Vienna Chairs from Northern Ireland also amazed us.

It is detailed, methodical and meticulous work, often in chilly, damp, uncomfortable conditions, but one which fascinates the conservators, and leads them to pass on their knowledge by training National Trust house staff and volunteers.

Our speaker was enthusiastic, entertaining, and utterly enthralling, and we much hope to meet her in situ if we visit the centre next year.

After tea and delicious cake provided by members we despatched the business meeting with speed, and much clearing up was quickly carried out after a wonderful afternoon which was enjoyed by our visitors and audience in general.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 5 August 2017


2 August 2017

Flower festival

The annual Festival of Flowers at Syderstone church starts on 5 August.

St. Mary’s Church, Syderstone, invites you to share its 2017 Festival of Flowers. Dates and times are:

Saturday 5th – Wednesday 9th August: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday 6th August: 12.30–5.00 pm

The flower arrangers of Syderstone’s ancient round-tower church invite you to share this annual Flower Festival and to enjoy the beauty of their floral displays. Support by individuals, clubs and local businesses ensures that St. Mary’s will overflow with the colour and scent of flowers.

Sale of artwork, homemade produce and other items.

Entrance free.

More info from .

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 2 August 2017


24 July 2017

Calling Applegates

Does anyone have information on the Applegate family in this part of Norfolk?

Readers interested in family history may remember that Angie Kitcher, who lives in Canada, has a strong Stanhoe connection through the Mitchley, Pygall and Scales families. Her Mitchley page gives some of the details.

Angie now writes:

“I would like to know if anyone in the village has any information on the Applegate family. Elizabeth Sophia Mitchley’s mother Sophia Pygall was an Applegate, born in 1821. She married John C. Pygall. I can’t seem to find any siblings for Sophia. Her parents were Henry, born 1788, and Elizabeth (Bradfield) Applegate.”

Anyone with information can contact by email.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 24 July 2017


10 July 2017

Garden delights

WI members enjoy the sunshine for their July meeting.

It was a sunny afternoon when a happy group of members of Stanhoe and Barwick WI assembled in the lovely garden of our president Pamela Austin.

The business meeting, which started with a complimentary report from our Adviser regarding her recent visit, evolved into the opportunity to make bookings for a wide variety of upcoming trips and events.

photo: Rosemary Brown

And then the treat of the afternoon followed with an invitation to take tea and to choose from a selection of scrumptious goodies made for us by our president.

Happily sitting out on the patio, we finished the afternoon with some hilarity. Each member was asked to give three statements about herself – two of them true and one untrue – and the group had to guess which was untrue. Was it an unexpected appendix operation in Mexico, lunch with the king of Norway, or much bungee jumping and abseiling from steep heights? Some surprises turned up!

We had a very happy time in the spirit of the WI and thank our president wholeheartedly.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 10 July 2017


5 July 2017

July film

Hidden Figures (PG) is showing in Stanhoe on 7 July.

On Friday 7 July Stanhoe Village Screen ends its spring/summer season with Hidden Figures (PG), based on a true story.

Putting man on the moon is one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but the women who played a part in getting him there have gone unsung for too long. The fact that some of them were African-American is the surprise draw of this inspiring, Oscar-nominated account, which stars Taraji P Henson, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner.

The autumn/winter season will start in September.

Tickets: £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink.

Date: Friday 7 July

Time: 7.30pm, doors open 7.00pm

PlaceThe Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS

More info: Jane and Peter Coates (tel 01485 518191)

Next film: September

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 5 July 2017


28 June 2017

Open Gardens

Stanhoe’s Open Gardens day on 3 June raised around £2,700 for All Saints’ church.

photos: Pamela Austin

A fine day for Open Gardens

It was a fine warm day, with a refreshing hint of a breeze when we set up shop, and although not inundated, we did have a steady flow of visitors all afternoon. Many were very complimentary about the village and its gardens.

The weather remained fine, and a record (?) 10 gardens were open, with the addition of The Grange to the usual suspects, making a varied group of styles and designs.  The usual stalls were open, ranging from books via bric-a-brac to plants, and the cream teas at the Old Rectory were much appreciated as usual.

The interim total amount raised in aid of All Saints’ church was £2,700, although the final amount may be slightly different.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 28 June 2017


27 June 2017

PC accounts

The latest Parish Council accounts are now available for inspection.

The accounts for Stanhoe Parish Council for the year ending 31 March 2017 are now available for inspection by members of the public. The period for which the accounts will be available runs from 27 June to 7 August 2017.

To view the accounts, please contact the Parish Clerk:


Brewers Cottage
Bircham Road
Stanhoe

tel: 01485 518570

The official announcement is here.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 27 June 2017


5 June 2017

Mutiny!

A story of survival on the high seas inspires the WI.

It was a rather gory tale that Peter Elphick told to Stanhoe and Barwick WI members at their June meeting.

John Fryer, a local lad, was born in Wells in 1752, the son of a maker of wooden block – an essential on a sailing ship. He went to sea at 12 years old, was captured and imprisoned by the French, but later joined the Royal Navy and worked on several naval vessels before joining the famous HMS Bounty, a small sailing vessel captained by William Bligh.

It was a gruelling and cruel life as the ship sailed out to Tahiti to collect breadfruit plants for the Jamaican market. So in 1789 some of the disaffected crew seized control of the ship, and they set John Fryer, Captain Bligh, and several crew members adrift in a 20-foot open boat.

After many weeks adrift they managed to get to the East Indies and then found passage back to Britain, where the Admiralty were persuaded to apprehend the mutineers and get them convicted.

John Fryer returned to sea and became “the preferred master” under Admiral Sir Hyde Parker. He took part in several of Nelson’s battle campaigns.

He died in 1817 and was buried in Wells churchyard. His headstone is proudly placed inside Wells church for all to see. An unsung hero in our history.

What an interesting research project this has proved to be for our speaker.

After the talk we were addressed by Coral Batchelor, our WI Adviser on all aspects of her job. We then continued to organise a variety of outings and meetings for the future.

It was a very friendly, cheerful, and chatty afternoon.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 5 June 2017


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