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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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15 September 2008

Autumn quiz

The six-monthly village quiz was held in the Reading Room on Saturday 6th September, where four teams battled for supremacy: the eventual winner by a small margin was the Women’s Institute team (photo).

The winning Women's Institute quiz team

Quiz winners (l-r) Pamela Austin, Olga Ransom, Diane Punter, Joan Foskett, Carol Mountney and Geraldine Butcher

As usual, Judith Lough posed 100 fiendish questions, as well as exercising participants’ brains with some evil anagrams and airport name abbreviations.

The bar was operated by Iris Ireson, and very grateful thanks are expressed to her and to Judith for all the hard work that goes into the organising and the slick running of the event.

Posted on: 15 September 2008

3 September 2008

Speed campaign

The Community Speedwatch campaign is now well under way, and several drivers will be receiving letters from the police.

On the morning of 2 September the Speedwatch team recorded close to 120 vehicles in an hour on the Burnham Market road. Six of these were doing well over 30 mph, despite prominent warning signs, and will be hearing from the police in due course.

Speedwatch patrols will now be a regular feature of Stanhoe. If you would like to help, contact (tel 518 099). More details on our Speeding page.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 3 September 2008

30 August 2008

King's Morris

The King’s Morris made their annual visit to the Crown on Friday 29 August.

Despite the fact that it was dark when they arrived, the usual excellent time was had by all.

photo: Pamela Austin

The King's Morris perform at the Crown

The King’s Morris performing in darkness

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 30 August 2008

13 August 2008

Treasure Quest

BBC Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Quest came to Stanhoe on Sunday 17 August.

Becky Betts of BBC Radio Norfolk came to Stanhoe on the morning of Sunday 17 August as part of the Treasure Quest programme. A small handful of local residents turned out to get very wet and meet the radio car.

In Burnham Market the team had picked up a clue that seemed to point to Stanhoe’s ancient cross. As the car entered the village, Linda Scales guided the team in the direction of Cross Lane.

photos: Charles Butcher

The Radio Norfolk radio car arrives at the top of Cross Lane

The Radio Norfolk radio car arrives at the top of Cross Lane

And there at the base of the cross was the magic envelope! Gillian Beckett, who had put it there, explained that we have written records of a cross in the village dating back to the 1200s.

We also managed to solve the next clue, pointing the team off in the direction of Sandringham, and so felt rather smug. Luckily the radio car had disappeared by the time other people phoned in to say that we were completely wrong, and that the right answer was Dersingham. Charles Butcher takes most of the blame for this.


Becky Betts (left) and Gillian Beckett (right)

Becky Betts (l) opens the next clue
while talking to Gillian Beckett (r)

Treasure Quest is broadcast live from 09:00 to 12:00 on Sunday mornings. David Clayton is the studio presenter.

Listen to the latest episode of Treasure Quest here.

Listen to Radio Norfolk live on the web here.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 13 August 2008

12 August 2008

Stanhoe welcomes careful drivers...

...with radar patrols and flashing lights. See more on our speeding page.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 12 August 2008

5 August 2008

Have your say on footpaths

Does Stanhoe need a new footpath on the Bircham road? Read this page and make your views known to , Parish Clerk (tel 518099).

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 5 August 2008

2 August 2008

Flower Show a great success

The Flower Show on 2 August drew a very high standard of entries, and many visitors.

The Stanhoe Flower Show 2008 took place on Saturday 2nd August in the village hall, Cross Lane. Heavy rain in the early afternoon was no deterrent, and this must have been one of the most successful Flower Shows in recent years.

Our thanks go to Rosemary Brown for organising the event, to the judges, to everyone else who helped with the arrangements, the visitors, and everyone who entered their flowers, fruit, vegetables, produce, handicrafts and artwork.

Judging in progress

Judging in progress at the Flower Show

Judging in progress at the Flower Show

Judging in progress at the Flower Show

Judging in progress at the Flower Show

Judging in progress at the Flower Show

Judging in progress at the Flower Show

Judging in progress at the Flower Show

Flower Show organiser Rosemary Brown with Bill Punter, winner of the Men's Cup

Flower Show organiser Rosemary Brown with
Bill Punter, winner of the Men's Cup

The cup winners

Stanhoe Flower Show 2008 cup winners (l-r):
Joan Foskett (Flower Arranging Cup)
Nadine Casey (Craft Cup)
Frances Ulyatt (Ladies' Rose Bowl)
Bill Punter (Men's Cup)
Olga Ransom (Cut Flowers and Pot Plants Cup)
Don Bridge (Fruit and Vegetable Cup)
Carol Mountney (Produce Cup)

photos above: Charles Butcher

photo: Pamela Austin

Flower Show visitors

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 2 August 2008

6 July 2008

2 August: Flower Show

Stanhoe Flower Show is fast approaching. Details from Rosemary Brown (01485 518277).

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 6 July 2008

6 July 2008

Get yourself a email address!

Now that is up and running, why not get yourself a email address? It's quick, cheap and easy.

Why not get yourself a email address? For only £5 a year you can replace your existing address with an elegant “” or “” address.

It's quick and simple to set up, and you don't need to change your internet service provider – if you wish, all mail addressed to your new address can simply be redirected to your existing address.

Click here to find out more.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 6 July 2008

8 June 2008

Gardens Open Day

The Stanhoe Gardens Open day on 8 June was very successful, raising over £1,900 for church funds.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 8 June 2008

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