Stanhoe Pit

Menu:

News

WI Easter goodies

Surprise Easter goody bags give Stanhoe WI members a lift.

[More]

Stanhoe Parish Council Minutes

Stanhoe Parish Council Minutes - 11th March 2021

[More]

RAF collection back on show

RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre plans to re-open from June.

[More]

Stanhoe Parish Council Agenda

Stanhoe Parish Council Agenda - 11 March 2021

[More]

WI keeps in touch

Lockdown brings Stanhoe WI members together.

[More]

Derek says thanks

Derek Scales’s fine Christmas lights display raised £865 for charity.

[More]

From snow to spring in a week

A look back at the recent cold snap in Stanhoe.

[More]

Tide times

Wells 18 Apr
04:51 low (0.37m)
11:09 high (2.93m)
16:48 low (0.24m)
23:28 high (2.66m)

Contacts
in Stanhoe

Map
Where are we?

Houses for sale
@Rightmove

Old photos
Stanhoe history

Site map
of stanhoe.org

Norfolk events
Visit Norfolk

On the coast
Norfolk Coast Partnership

Stanhoe news

7 February 2020

Signs and stories

Stanhoe WI members celebrate Norfolk’s village signs and their own Institute’s long history.

It was a happy crowd of members and visitors who attended the February meeting of Stanhoe and Barwick WI to hear Mike Weatherstone, a former policeman and keen photographer, give a presentation called “Norfolk, a history through its village signs”.

Inspired by an old publication about village signs, in recent years he spent 15 months travelling over 5,000 miles around Norfolk visiting 500 villages and looking at 450 signs. Eventually he created his own book from his images, with the same name as his presentation.

Mike Weatherstone starts his talk in front of a projected slide showing Stanhoe's village sign

Mike Weatherstone begins his talk

We were treated to a wide selection of images with stories behind them, from the Blakeney sign showing the galleons recording that three similar ships from Blakeney helped to defeat the Spanish Armada; Corpusty has a plough, recording as many do, the agricultural heritage of the village; and to our own Stanhoe sign carved from oak by a village craftsman and depicting a famous figure, Sir Hervey de Stanhoe, as well as country images.

It was a very informative afternoon.

After a tea break our business meeting outlined forthcoming events, and then gave heartfelt thanks to Frances Ulyatt for the hard work that went into the production of her legendary history book of Stanhoe and Barwick WI, and to Pamela Austin for her beautifully presented portfolio of events in our centenary year. The president celebrated both of these achievements with a very apt poem.

Posted by: Charles
Posted on: 7 February 2020