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Stanhoe WI members unveil a centenary plaque and meet a mayor.

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Mystery key

Door key found near Stanhoe church.

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A bend too far

New Year crash near High Barn.

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Stanhoe WI members get into the festive spirit.

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11 January 2019

WI reaches 100

Stanhoe WI members unveil a centenary plaque and meet a mayor.

The first meeting in this Centenary Year of Stanhoe and Barwick WI was a memorable one. A beautiful carved wooden plaque was unveiled in the Village Hall to commemorate the centenary and to mark our history in the WI movement.

photos: Rosemary Brown

WI members in front of the centenary plaque

WI members and speaker Carol Bower in front of the centenary plaque

On the theme of “Women Inspiring Women” our speaker was Carol Bower, a recent mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, who told us about her year in office. As well as chairing meetings of 65 Councillors her interest in the community came to the fore. It was a year of travelling all over West Norfolk to meet people, to meet organisations and businesses and to open events, mostly wearing her mayoral gold chain and often with the heavy robes and hat of office too.

Carol Bower

Carol Bower, ex-mayor of
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

All of this was backed up with a series of photographs and funny stories. Far from being a totally serious time, Carol’s experiences involved riding on the back of a motorbike, taking part in a cycling event, climbing to the top of a very tall tower, and experiencing the archaeological dig at Sedgeford. Her mayoral portrait depicting the cliffs of Hunstanton in the background rather than a scene in King’s Lynn really showed the inclusiveness of her year.

It was an illuminating talk.

We later had a swift move through the business, addressing the six national Resolutions which we were required to vote on, involving mostly community-based ideas and women’s health issues. As well as discussing future events in our centenary year and showing the hampers which we all subscribed to as a gift to the carver of the plaque.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 11 January 2019

9 January 2019

January film

The Children Act (12A) is showing in Stanhoe on Monday 28 January.

Stanhoe Village Screen begins a new season with The Children Act (12A) (drama) on Monday 28 January at 7.30 pm.

As her marriage to Jack flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work. Should she force a teenage boy to have a blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both. It is a remarkable, literate, nuanced film in which Emma Thompson gives a performance that deserves a standing ovation!

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

Date: Monday 28 January

Time: 7.30pm, doors open 7.00pm

Place: The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS

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

Next film: To be announced

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 9 January 2019

7 January 2019

Parish Council Agenda

Parish Council Agenda - 10 January 2019

The Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting to be held on 10 January 2019 can be found here.

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 7 January 2019

7 January 2019

Mystery key

Door key found near Stanhoe church.

Pamela Austin found this rather battered door key near All Saints’ church, Stanhoe. If you recognise it, contact (tel 518 033.) 

brass key on wooden table

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 7 January 2019

3 January 2019

A bend too far

New Year crash near High Barn.

Pamela and Terry Austin spotted this one at lunchtime on New Year’s Day at the High Barn bend on the Burnham Market road.

photo: Terry Austin

Small red hatchback stuck in a hedge

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 3 January 2019

7 December 2018

WI good cheer

Stanhoe WI members get into the festive spirit.

Members of Stanhoe and Barwick WI had a very festive afternoon in December when Three’s Company entertained us with a selection of readings and poems on the theme of “Happy Christmas”.

Using the initial letters of each of those two words we were treated to snatches of carols, irreverent verses by UA Fanthorpe, and very funny nativity stories by Gervase Phinn.

It reminded us all of many Christmas-tides past, and introduced us to an amazing array of words connected with Christmas.

As this took place in a decorated room and was accompanied by mulled wine and mince pies it was a lovely start to the festive season enjoyed by everyone present.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 7 December 2018

23 November 2018

Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council Minutes - 8th November 2018

The Parish Council Minutes from the meeting held on 8th November 2018 can be found here.

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 23 November 2018

8 November 2018

November film

The Mercy (12A) is showing in Stanhoe on Monday 12 November.

The Mercy (12A) (adventure/biography/drama) is showing in Stanhoe on Monday 12 November at 7.30 pm.

This is the incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times. Starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.

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

Date: Monday 12 November

Time: 7.30pm, doors open 7.00pm

Place: The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS

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

Next film: To be announced

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 8 November 2018

5 November 2018

Parish Council Agenda

Parish Council Agenda - 8th November 2018

The Parish Council agenda for the meeting to be held on 8th November 2018 can be found here.

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 5 November 2018

2 November 2018

A good WI year

Stanhoe WI members look back on recent successes.

On a very wet afternoon in November a small group of members, including two new members, met together for the AGM of Stanhoe and Barwick WI.

Excellent reports of our activities were given by the secretary, treasurer, and president. Members had recently participated in an exhibition of craft items at the North Creake Community Action Day, had attended the area Federation Meeting at Rudham, had collected monies in support of the Baby Basics charity and ACWW, and had supplied and run a very successful cake stall in support of WI funds.

Plans were outlined for our upcoming centenary year, with a centenary activity in most months.

And we also re-elected Pamela Austin as our president, Valerie Robson as secretary and Julia Walton as treasurer, and welcomed Sandra Carr and Pam Protheroe onto the committee for the coming year. Thanks were given to retiring committee members.

In order to get to know each other more fully everyone had brought along an item which was special to them, to talk about. These ranged from a much loved Mrs Teddy, through a selection of rings – one of which was in memory of a Wesleyan preacher – to an apron and a Scottish dancing sash, a selection of books, a piece of music, photos, and a dangling wooden figure which had been brought back from the battlefield and was an example of “trench art”.

It was a remarkable afternoon.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 2 November 2018


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