Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

June 2011

Dates for your diary:-

3rd Tuesday of each month – lunchtime quiz – see below

Craft Wednesdays – see below

May 21st – Stanhoe Gardens Open Day – see below

May 22nd, June 24th and September 25th – Sing for Joy concerts, a reminder – see previous issues for more details

May 29th – Tour of Holkham private gardens – see below

June 8th – WI afternoon tea – see below

June 11th – Royal British Legion celebration – see below

June 12th – Stanhoe Archive presentation – see below

June 17th – WI South Creake theatre – see below

July 18th – WI lunch – see below

August 6th – Annual Flower Show – more information to follow

August tba – WI trip to Peter Beale’s roses – see below

WI news and activities:-

The group celebrated the 92nd anniversary of the Stanhoe and Barwick WI, this month, by holding an “afternoon tea at the Ritz” celebration, complete with sandwiches, cakes, scones, pastries and champagne. Hats with a difference was the introductory session by –Hats Francise’ (01603 898776) that offer a range of stunning, sophisticated and fun hats to hire for that very special occasion. Why spend £200 on a new hat when you can hire for £10-40 was the message!


  • The Quiz at The Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe, will be the third Tuesday of the month. The cost of £1 goes to charity. The quiz is open to everyone
  • Crafts:- All members are welcome, full instructions on the day or in advance from Chris Drysdale
  • Tour of private gardens at Holkham:- Sunday 29th May. Advance booking is necessary, the time is to be arranged

Forthcoming events:-

  • Afternoon Tea:- Wed 8th June at the Yurt, Thornham
  • Theatre:- Creakes drama Group production of Separate Tables, 17th June
  • Lunch:- Mon 18th July, Kings Head, Bircham
  • Trip to Peter Beales’ roses:- August, date to be confirmed

Meeting schedule:-

  • 2nd June 7 pm: speaker Jill Arnold on Antiques
  • July 7th 2.30 pm: Garden Meeting

Contacts for any of the above: Geraldine (518025) or Pamela (518033)

Stanhoe Gardens Open Day, a reminder  - Saturday 21st May:-

The annual Stanhoe Gardens Open day has more to offer this year. From 12 Noon there will be a Special “Gardens Open” Ploughman’s and Strawberry Lunch at the Duck Inn for the cost of £12 per head (£1 from every lunch will be donated to All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe) Booking advised: 01485 518330.

This year eight Gardens will be open from 2 – 5.30pm. Stalls include;- Tombola, Raffle, Teas at The Old Rectory and a Stanhoe Archive Exhibition in the Village Hall.

Entrance to all of the gardens is £5, children under 12 free. All profits in aid of All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal celebration:-

On Saturday 11th June at Ripper Hall in Docking from 1.30pm until 3.30pm, The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal presents “Hall of stalls” to celebrate 90 years of work.

Entrance £1 inclusive of refreshments.  Proceeds to the Poppy Appeal.

Stanhoe Archive presents:-

On Sunday 12th June at 2:30pm in the Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe Archive presents the second of Gillian Beckett’s fascinating talks about the history of the village – this time covering the central part between the Pit and Cross Lane – and illustrated with photographs and recordings of interviews with village residents.

Entrance £1.50 to include refreshments.

A timely reminder:-

Spring has brought the ewes and lambs back to the Church Meadow, so again a request to please keep dogs under control.   We hope for another trouble-free summer.   Our phone number in case of need – 01485-518088.

John Wright’s awards:-

The annual John Wright’s awards of book tokens are once more being offered to all children of Primary School age who have lived in Stanhoe for more than one year. Please help the trustees to compile a list of eligible young people by giving their names to Elspeth Adams on 01485 518327.

The date of the Awards Ceremony will be fixed when the list has been completed and everyone named will be invited to attend.

Burnham Market Community Car Scheme 100’s Club:-

The winners of this quarter’s draw came from Brancaster and Holme.

And finally:-

– June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere

– The traditional June birthstone is the pearl. The June birth flower is the rose, or the honeysuckle, as roses and honeysuckles bloom throughout June. June is also sometimes called the “Rose month”

– June ends on the same day of the week as March every year

My thanks to the Wikipedia website for supplying the monthly interesting facts

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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