Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

November 2008

Dates for your diary or calendar

November 6th – W.I. meeting – AGM 2.30pm in Village Hall.

November 11th – Parish Council Meeting 7pm in Village Hall.

November 12th – Breakfast with Home-Start. More information below.

November 15th – Bingo in Village Hall eyes down 7.30pm. More below.

Breakfast with Home-Start

On Wednesday 12th November, anyone with young children is invited to the Reading Room from 9.30–11.30am for a Food Fortnight Special Event. Home-Start will be sharing new ideas for breakfasts and invite you to come along. It costs £1 per family.

To book your place please contact Jane Ballantyne on 01553 762706.

The Stanhoe Concert

The Stanhoe Concert this year was a roller-coaster in the run-up: the advertised choir was unable to come, and at the last moment its organising member, Tom Williams, a countertenor, gave a recital accompanied by his parents on a keyboard. The event proved to be a runaway success. The quality, evenness and stylishness of his singing were magnificent, and the programme (conventional for the first half, 20th century for the second) was fascinating, so that those of the audience who had never heard a solo countertenor before were absorbed and delighted. The Williams family did us proud.

Christmas Cards

The village’s own-produced Christmas and notecards are now available at the west end of the church for all to view and, if desired, order. The proceeds are in aid of Stanhoe’s church fabric fund.

£2.75 for 10, or, £4.00 for 10 if overprinted with greetings, address, name etc. Come and see.

Village Bingo

Why not come along and join in the fun of an evening of Bingo. It’s a good way to support the village hall and to make new friends, have a drink from the bar and come home with a few goodies. There is also a raffle so you are bound to go home with something!

The Mayor’s Civic Awards for Voluntary Service

Once again you are invited to send nominations for the above. Anyone you feel has given of their time and efforts without reward for the good of others or has raised money for charity and who lives in the village, please send details as to why you have nominated them to the Civics Officer, Town Hall, King’s Lynn, PE30 5DQ, together with their name no later than Friday 16th January 2009.

Village Pond

Have you noticed that you can now walk all round the village pond? The work has now been completed and there are 2 new seats where you can sit and admire the view whilst watching the wildlife perform for you!

The Mobile Police Office will be on The Green, Burnham Market 29th October and 26th November 10–12pm.


In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up the quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD,
Canadian Army (1872–1918)