Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

September 2009

Dates for your Diary or Calendar

September 3rd

WI meeting in the village hall at 2.30 pm. Christine Adams. The House that May Built. First afternoon meeting.

September 26th

Village Quiz 8 pm village hall. More information below.

The Flower Show

A very friendly afternoon was enjoyed by a good crowd of people keenly inspecting the varied exhibits at the Flower Show. Congratulations go to all entrants, who put on a really good display of high quality items. There was close competition for most of the cups this year. Winners were:

Men’s cup: Mr W. Punter
Ladies’ cup: Mrs G. Beckett
Fruit & veg cup: Mr D. Bridge
Cut flowers & pot plants: Mrs F. Ulyatt
Flower arranging cup: Mrs E. Blackburn and Mrs F. Ulyatt
Cookery cup: Mrs G. Butcher and Mrs D. Punter
Craft cup: Mrs J. White
Graphic Art cup: Mr R. Hargreaves

Money for Books or Equipment

The John Wright’s Trustees would like to remind young people going to college or university that they award small grants towards the cost of expensive books and equipment that are essential requirements for courses. If you would like some reimbursement towards such costs, please contact the Chairman, Mrs Valerie Shackcloth on (518395), with details and your receipts for consideration.

A first prize comes to Stanhoe

In the July draw of the “Burnham Market Community Car Scheme 100’s Club– the first prize of £75 was won by Charles & Geraldine Butcher of Stanhoe.

The other prizes went to Burnham Market and Burnham Overy Staithe. The organisers do hope that everyone will renew their membership for this good cause for the coming year.

Have you looked at our village website recently? As well as lots of information about the village and reports on events, with lovely photographs, there are a variety of new, and very useful features, such as the weather forecast for several days ahead, tide tables, and a new “small ads” section. So – go to and have a look. The website goes from strength to strength.

Annual village quiz

Come along and pit your wits against other villagers. Tables of 6 at £1 per person starting at 8 pm. A lot of work has gone into organising this event so please give it your support. It’s all good fun and very light-hearted.

Treasure Hunt

Don’t forget the WI’s fundraiser for the Norfolk Hospice – Tapping House. Entry forms, and an under 10’s competition, will be available at All Saints Church at 2 pm. Car parking at the Old Rectory. Cream teas in the village hall to follow. Pottery demonstration and plant sale at Stanhoe Pottery, Docking Road from 4 pm. There will also be a raffle and stalls in the village hall selling bric-a-brac and locally produced honey, plants, craft items, drawings, paintings and photographs. Please bring donations to the hall at 1 pm, or phone Pamela (518033) or Yvonne (518148).

Highways Assessment

Readers will recall that we were awaiting an assessment by the County Planning & Transportation department in connection with our campaign for a footpath on Bircham Road. This has now been carried out, and evidently we did not score enough points to be eligible for a path – we probably require a retirement home, hospital or school before we qualify for one. We are also informed that Highways have refused our request that in the interests of road safety they reduce the 40 mph speed limit in Bircham Road to 30 mph.

Art classes

The classes on Tuesday evenings will recommence in the Reading Room at 7 pm on Tuesday 15th September. Everyone is welcome. The likely cost (depending on attendance) is £7 per session.

Women’s Institute

Open events: Wed 26 Aug, walk, Syderstone Common – assemble at Reading Room 1.45 pm; Wed 9 Sept, walk & lunch, Stiffkey – Reading Room 9.45 am. Cycle rides on alternate Weds, 2 pm at Reading Room.


at High Barn every Wednesday morning 9–10 am. Chigong is the Chinese way of keeping fit in body and mind. It consists of gentle movements and is suitable for everyone. We begin with a warm up which –oils the joints’ and frees up stiffness and then follow with a set of 18 Chigong movements. It takes about an hour. We are a small group who have been practising for about five years and would welcome a few more people to come and join us. Come and try it........ Tel: Anabel 01485 518224.

WI Cake and Provision stall

28th August 3 pm by the village pond. Come and buy your cakes and provisions here for the Bank Holiday weekend. Yum yum!


Correction to cost of hiring the village hall.

£5.00 per hour to villagers.
£10.00 per hour to all others.