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Meet the angels

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


Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council minutes for the 20th July 2017.


Dusty but not dry

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


Flower festival

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


Calling Applegates

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


Garden delights

WI members enjoy the sunshine for their July meeting.


July film

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


Tide times

Hunstanton 23 Aug
02:51 low (1.03m)
08:02 high (7.71m)
15:23 low (0.50m)
20:40 high (7.45m)

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26 November 2008


The new grain store at Church Farm is taking shape rapidly.

The main structure has been in place for a couple of weeks, and the farmyard is looking very tidy.

photo: Charles Butcher

Grain store at Church Farm

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 26 November 2008

9 November 2008

We remember

The Remembrance Day service at All Saints’ was followed by wreath laying at the war memorial.

photo: Charles Butcher

Reading Stanhoe's Roll of Honour, Remembrance Sunday

Syd Turner reads Stanhoe’s Roll of Honour
at the war memorial

A group of some 15–20 village residents attended, as usual, and the short service was conducted by Canon George Hall, who officiated at Sandringham church for 18 years before his retirement to live in Bircham.

Syd Turner read the list of names of those people from Stanhoe who were killed in action in the two world wars, and followed this by reciting the exhortation:

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.”

“At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
we will remember them.”

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 9 November 2008

23 October 2008

Road closure

There will be single-lane traffic on the Docking road for the week 10–14 November, according to the Council.

Update 17 November: most of the work was completed during the first week, and the traffic lights were not used. It looks as if Mott MacDonald has done a good job, and we hope that the Church Lane pond is now a thing of the past.

This follows complete closure of Docking Road on the Docking side of Church Lane for the week 3–9 November. 

photos: Charles Butcher

Drainage work begins

Contractor Mott MacDonald, working for Norfolk County Council, has been installing new drainage along the southern edge of Docking Road in an effort to cure the flooding that happens in wet weather at the top of Church Lane.

If you have any queries, phone Steve Gretton on 01603 767530. Mr Gretton works for Mott MacDonald at County Hall.


Portaloo for the use of the drainage contractors

Stanhoe's first and only public lavatory?

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 23 October 2008

18 October 2008

Our Big Tidy Up

Stanhoe’s litter pickers were out in force on 18 October as part of the nationwide “Big Tidy Up” campaign.

Stanhoe litter picking team, 18-10-2008

Keeping Stanhoe tidy: the litter-picking team on Saturday 18 October

We collected a satisfactory number of bin bags full, which weighed in at 38 lbs (17.5 kg). Thanks to the WI for organising the event, and to everyone who took part.

The Big Tidy Up is a national campaign co-ordinated by environmental charity ENCAMS. The event has its own website at ENCAMS says there have been 7,000 Tidy Ups so far, accounting for 12,500 bags of rubbish.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 18 October 2008

15 October 2008

Art continues

The weekly art class will continue until 25 November at a cost of £51 per person. Participants will revise and expand on techniques learned during the taster sessions, and some new material will be introduced later.

Charcoal landscapes was the topic before half term, and some excellent work was produced in this very forgiving medium.

If there is sufficient interest, a further course of classes may be arranged to begin after the Christmas break–and again, beginners will be welcome to join.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 15 October 2008

30 September 2008

Pond path

Work to clear the path behind the pond is now finished, and we have two new seats.

It is now possible to walk all the way round, though sensible footwear is recommended. On the far side of the pond we also have two nice new seats made from recycled plastic.

photos: Pamela Austin

Behind the pond: before

Before: nettles galore

Behind the pond: after

After: a clear path all round

The new path is slightly challenging in places, and may prove especially attractive to children. It’s rumoured that the first two youngsters have already got their feet wet.


pond-side seat


pond-side seat

Seats for anyone who would like to
contemplate the view or feed the ducks

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 30 September 2008

23 September 2008

Nelsons spotted

Many men dressed as Nelson were seen in the Crown on Friday 26 September.

This somewhat surreal visit formed part of the celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of our local hero’s birth.

The Nelsons went on to take part in the festivities at Burnham Thorpe, where one of them is reported to have asked the First Sea Lord where he had hired his uniform.

We don’t have any photos, unfortunately. If you do, please email them to the .

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 23 September 2008

23 September 2008

Art success

The weekly art class is proving popular, with around 15 people at each of the first two sessions.

More details in the calendar.

photos: Charles Butcher

art class in the village hall

art class in the village hall

art class in the village hall

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 23 September 2008

22 September 2008

Bellingham visit

North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham attended Stanhoe’s Parish Council meeting on 11 September.

photo: BBC
Henry Bellingham MP

North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham attended Stanhoe’s Parish Council meeting on 11 September to meet the Councillors and discuss various matters of concern.

Topics discussed included fly tipping (fortunately not as serious this year as previously), the proposed Unitary Authority for Norfolk, the proposed wind farm at Chiplow, traffic speeds in the village, and the petition for a footpath along the Bircham Road.

The meeting was cordial. Mr Bellingham noted our concerns and efforts to date, and undertook to help in the future.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 22 September 2008

22 September 2008

Postbox still OK

The postbox on the wall of the Old Post Office is still working, despite losing its label.

postbox at the Old Post OfficePostal collections are still taking place from the postbox on the wall of the Old Post Office is still working, despite the loss of the label showing collection times.

The label is to be replaced, but we understand that this may take some time.

Collection times are unchanged: 4:00 pm Mondays to Fridays, and 10:00 am Saturdays.

Update January 2009: the postbox still has no label, but collections still take place at the times shown above.

Update 10 February 2009: the label is now back in place.

Postbox collection times and next colllection label

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 22 September 2008

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