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Parish Council Agenda - 16th May 2019

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Banners to baskets

A busy meeting continues the WI’s centenary year.

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Unearthed!

50-year-old museum letter comes to light alongside a rather older fossil.

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School dates

School holiday dates are back on the Stanhoe calendar.

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May film

Green Book is showing in Stanhoe on Friday 10 May.

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19 May 2019

Open Gardens

Don’t miss Stanhoe’s Open Gardens day on Saturday 1 June!

Eight Stanhoe gardens will be open to visitors from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Open Gardens poster

There will also be stalls, tombola, and a raffle. Tickets £5 for all gardens, children under 12 FREE, proceeds to All Saints’ Church.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 19 May 2019

13 May 2019

June film

The Keeper is showing in Stanhoe on Monday 10 June.

Stanhoe Village Screen continues the season with The Keeper (15) (real life drama/romance) on Monday 10 June at 7.30 pm.

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

Date: Monday 10 June

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: 13 May 2019

13 May 2019

Parish Council Agenda

Parish Council Agenda - 16th May 2019

The Parish Council Agenda for the meeting on 16th May 2019 can be found here.

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 13 May 2019

2 May 2019

Banners to baskets

A busy meeting continues the WI’s centenary year.

The May meeting of Stanhoe and Barwick WI, held in the Methodist Church, was a multifaceted one.

As part of our centenary celebrations we presented the vicar and leader of Stanhoe Methodist Church with a well received Christmas banner as thanks for allowing us to meet in their church.

For members, we distributed at tea time pieces of a beautifully iced celebration cake, ceremonially cut by our president.

Pamela cuts the cake

Pamela cuts the cake

And an individual member was presented with a framed certificate for 30 years of membership of Stanhoe and Barwick WI.

All members were given a wooden spoon and were invited to decorate it creatively for the Norfolk Federation at Evelyn Suffield House in Norwich, for the 2019 Norfolk Day display in July.

Rosemary and Pamela on the platform

Rosemary receives her certificate

And all members were asked to vote on the acceptance of two resolutions for the national AGM. One asks for positive action to be taken over the decline in rural bus services, and the other for action to increase the uptake in acceptance of the opportunity offered for cervical screening for all women.

We were updated on our centenary project, in which four letters from village servicemen, written in 1943–44 as thank-yous for a gift of 10 shillings each sent by members of Stanhoe and Barwick WI, were reunited with their descendants.

And we were informed that our WI now has a Facebook page for everyone to see.

Making the base of a basket

Jonathon makes a basket

Prior to this busy time we were all entertained by Jonathon Carrie from Norwich who is a professional willow basket maker.

He had brought a range of willow baskets to show us, as well as his workbench, tools, and some soaked willow. With great humour he then proceeded to make a willow shopping basket before our eyes. It took 50 minutes from start to finish, using very strong hands, a variety of weaving processes, and a great deal of experience.

It was a very busy, but very enjoyable meeting.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 2 May 2019

30 April 2019

Unearthed!

50-year-old museum letter comes to light alongside a rather older fossil.

Strongly curved yellowish-grey oyster shell on a bed of tissue paperA letter dating back to 1956 and a fossil 140 million years old have reached Stanhoe Archive thanks to the generosity of Hazel Seekings, daughter of the late Eric and Eva Blackburn of Stanhoe.

Eric found the “devil’s toenail” – actually a fossil oyster shell with a characteristically curved shape – somewhere in Stanhoe, and sent it to Norwich Castle Museum to be identified. The letter explaining his discovery is signed by Ted Ellis, for may years Keeper of Natural History at the museum and a very well-known Norfolk naturalist.

Devil’s toenails belong to the genus Gryphaea; Ted Ellis identified this one as Gryphaea arcuata, previously known as Gryphaea incurva. They are common finds in parts of the midlands and the Yorkshire coast, and feature on the coat of arms of Scunthorpe. Carrying one was once thought to prevent rheumatism.

See a copy of the original letter here.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 30 April 2019

23 April 2019

School dates

School holiday dates are back on the Stanhoe calendar.

Holiday dates for Norfolk schools have returned to the Stanhoe web calendar after a long absence. The dates are from myschoolholidays.com, who claim to get them from the county council website. Let me know if anything is amiss.

And if you use a calendar app on your phone, tablet or computer, don’t forget that you can connect any or all of the Stanhoe calendars so you’re always up to date. See here for how to do that.

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 23 April 2019

11 April 2019

May film

Green Book is showing in Stanhoe on Friday 10 May.

Stanhoe Village Screen continues the season with Green Book on Friday 10 May at 7.30 pm.

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

Date: Friday 10 May

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: 11 April 2019

4 April 2019

Baby Basics

Stanhoe WI members hear tales of crime and collect £366 for charity.

Stanhoe and Barwick WI members were honoured in April to have as a speaker Peter Lawrence, who had spent his working life in the London Police Force, as he said “policing from the Krays to the Queen.”

He regaled us with tales of the many well known people that he had met, from life in the seamy side of London to many years working as a diplomatic protection officer and in royal protection.

It was a tale of an impressive career path delivered in an understated way.

Later in the afternoon we were treated to a presentation by Maggie Anderson and Wendy Leedham on their work with Baby Basics, a charity with a West Norfolk branch in Dersingham.

In front of our eyes they packed a new Moses basket with clothing and vital items needed for the care of a newborn baby up to the age of 3 months, all of which had been either donated or acquired by fund raising.

photos: Rosemary Brown

WI cheque presentation to Baby Basics, Stanhoe Reading Room, April 2019

Each Moses basket is given to a needy young mum living locally who has nothing, and has been referred by a midwife or social worker.

Stanhoe and Barwick members had, last year, saved money in Smartie tubes for Baby Basics, and a cheque for £366.55 was presented to them to further their work locally.

WI cheque presentation to Baby Basics, Stanhoe Reading Room, April 2019

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 4 April 2019

3 April 2019

Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council Minutes - 7 March 2019

The Parish Council Minutes from the meeting held on 7 March 2019 can be found here.

Posted by: Wayne

Posted on: 3 April 2019

27 March 2019

Ten-bob appeal

Stanhoe WI seeks family members to receive wartime letters.

Stanhoe & Barwick WI is asking Stanhoe residents to help locate the families of some former villagers. “We have unearthed from our archives several thank-you letters from Stanhoe WWII servicemen,” says WI Secretary Valerie Robson. “The WI gave them each 10 shillings (50p) for Christmas in 1943 and/or 1944.”

Gerald Oldfield reads the WI letter written by his father Cecil

Gerald Oldfield with the WI thank-you letter from his father Cecil

“Our aim is to find a relative of each serviceman and present the original letter. We have already handed over two letters: to the son of Cecil Oldfield (Gerald) and to the younger brother of Maurice Ayres (Michael).”

Michael Ayres holds up the WI letter written by his brother Maurice

Michael Ayres with the letter written by his brother Maurice

If you can help locate the families of the following, please contact (01485 518033) or (01485 576261)

  • Eric Blackburn
  • H W Blower
  • (Wilfred) Jack Blower
  • Crook
  • E W Fisher (Ted)
  • Robert E Goodman
  • A Johnson (Albert?)
  • Arthur Kendle
  • D Mayhew
  • Tom Newstead
  • L Norman
  • Edgar W Smithson

Posted by: Charles

Posted on: 27 March 2019


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