Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

May 2010

Dates for your Diary or Calendar

May 6th

WI Resolutions Meeting at the home of Chris Drysdale
– 7pm.

May 13th

WI 91st birthday party 7pm in the Reading Room.
Members only.

May 22nd

Stanhoe Open Day – more information below.

Stanhoe Open Day

From 2–5.30pm – entrance £4 children free – enjoy a wonderful afternoon visiting eight beautiful gardens in Stanhoe.

Exhibition in the Church – “The WI – Inspiring Women” and an IT presentation of Stanhoe Archive.

From 6pm there will be a hog roast on the playing field – tickets £6 per head, now available. Live music by the Hunstanton Brass Band.

Auction of Promises -auctioneer Tim Bentinck (aka David Archer) – lots to include watching an episode of the Archers being recorded and meeting the cast, a meal for 2 at The Crown, a visit to Elgood’s Brewery, a roll of “Toile de Nantes” linen fabric and 250 split logs for the fire. For hog roast tickets please contact , The Old Rectory, Stanhoe, PE31 8QL – please put the date for this very special day in your diaries and tell your friends. Proceeds in aid of All Saints’ Church.

Further information on the web at

John Wright’s Awards 2010

The Trustees are now compiling the list of primary school aged children who have lived in the village for more than one year and are eligible for these awards of book tokens. If your child is eligible please give their name and age to Elspeth Adams 01485 518327. You will be contacted regarding the date of the Awards ceremony later on.

Trip to Norwich

A coach has been booked to visit Norwich on Sunday 16th May, departing from the Reading Room, Cross Lane at 11.45am and leaving Norwich for the return journey at 5pm. Spare seats are available and can be booked for £6 per head (first come first served). The occasion is a WI garden party, adjacent to the Anglican cathedral in the 4 acre Bishop’s garden, which is very rarely open to the public. If you wish to see the Bishop’s garden and enjoy tea and music, tickets are £6.50 per person. Otherwise all are welcome to use the bus to enjoy your afternoon in Norwich as you wish. Please contact Yvonne Rawlins 01485 518148.

No bowling

A number of residents had decided that they would like to play bowls on Friday evenings in the Reading Room, but the mat (bought for the Social Club with a grant obtained by the Parish Council in 2008) has apparently been sold. However, some plans are afoot for other initiatives in the “games” department, so watch this space.

The Creakes Drama Group

Advance notice: Creakes Drama Group summer production 17–19th June at North Creake village hall: “The Ghost Train” by Arthur Ridley. Box office opens 1st May and early booking is recommended. Please contact Yvonne Rawlins on 518148.

The Big Tidy Up

Last year the WI took part in this nationally organised litter pick. Since then, John Seedhouse has gallantly tidied up the village on his daily walks. This year, having been invited to participate again, WI members have voted to do so in the interests of –doing their bit’ for the community. Anyone is welcome to join in on Friday 23rd April starting from the pond at 2.30pm. John is invited to take a few days off in advance of this event!

Art Classes

Classes with our popular tutor Judith Key will recommence on Friday 30th April at 9.30–11.30am. New artists are always welcome – no experience necessary but you will need to bring your own drawing/painting materials once you have decided the medium you wish to use. First week: sketch books and pencils only.


The internet sessions are proving popular, but there is space for more people to come along and use the computer – or just to have a drink and a chat, and maybe find out more without feeling that you have to use it. However, remember that with the assistance of the volunteers, you can find out about council services, pay council bills, write to your and relatives by email, find a recipe, look at a friend’s house overseas, or even see what your last house looks like now! You can look at catalogues, compare insurance quotes, find out where you can get discounts, buy out of print books, send flowers, see the weather forecast, buy a train ticket, or find the words of a song or a poem or whatever you can think of. Come and try it! Tuesdays 10–11.30am and Fridays 8.30–10pm.

Parish Council Meeting 27th May 2010

Peter Morris, Partnership Delivery Officer of West Norfolk Voluntary Community Action and Richard Bird, the chair of the Safer Neighbourhood Area Panel, SNAP, (previously known as the Local Action Group, LAG) will bring the Parish Council and residents up to date on developments around SNAP. Although the SNAP is primarily to do with setting the priorities for policing in the area, it is an important group that could also set and influence other priorities in the locale. All are welcome to attend this meeting which commences at 7pm.

Future of Saints Alive

I am pleased to report that a volunteer has come forward to deliver this newsletter to the deliverers for circulation around the village. However no volunteer has come forward to collate and type the newsletter and as I said previously, no volunteer – no newsletter. So please, if someone is willing to take on this job by 1st June 2010 please contact Yvonne Rawlins on 518148.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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