Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

November 2012

Dates for your diary:-

26 October:- Wine tasting event – see below

27 October:- Free tea and cakes in aid of a good cause – see below

1 & 14 November & 14 December:- Wl meetings – see below

14 November:- Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

6 November:- Brancaster Camera Club – see below

Stanhoe & Barwick Wl News

We are always delighted to have visitors attend any of our monthly meetings. If you are interested in finding out more, please feel free to contact us, or just turn up to our next meeting, in the Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month.

Meeting schedule:-

Thurs 1 Nov:- Annual Meeting 2:30pm

Wed 14 Nov:- Afternoon tea, 3:00pm at –The Ostrich Inn, South Creake

Future Dates:-

Fri 14 Dec:- Christmas Lunch – at The King’s Head, Bircham.

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

Friday 26 October – Wine tasting:-

We do hope you will be excited about attending our next wine tasting event, building on the very positive feedback from the Spring Spritz back in March this year!

We hope the link to the “Home and Colonial” brand will catch your eye! This Wine Tasting on the 26th October (7:00pm for 7:30pm start) will compare and contrast new and old world wine styles with an eye to stocking up for autumn and Christmas parties – and simple conviviality with friends and neighbours. You will be able to sample three white wines and three seasonal reds, and tuck into a simple but tasty buffet. There will be prizes and special offers too.

Tickets are £12 per person, with all profits going to the MEHM Trust to benefit the people of Stanhoe.

Advanced booking is essential so we can order the right quantities of wine from this event’s supplier, Bijou Wines. Contact us now for your tickets by 22 October, at the latest, please!

Full details are now available at

Nie Hopkins or Kate Jewell Lavender Cottage, Cross Lane (, 07785 387683) or Anne Jackson, Ivy Farm, Bircham Road, (

If you are interested, there are a few ways you could really help us!

  • Please, please tell friends and neighbours about the event!
  • If you would like to you can download our poster from the Stanhoe website by following this link, Please print one off and post it in your window or somewhere it will catch the eye!
  • Contact us if you would like to contribute anything to the buffet, to help us control costs and maximise the profits for the village.

Reminder – FREE Tea and Cakes!:In aid of –World Vision’

Open house Saturday 27 October 10:30am – 5:00pm at Linden, Bircham road, Stanhoe PE31 8PT in aid of the children’s international aid and development charity –World Vision’. Jane & Peter Coates 01485 518191

Ragwort problem:-

Some residents have become concerned at the quantities of ragwort growing in certain areas of Stanhoe. According to DEFRA guidance, ragwort is a weed which should be kept under control and it is the responsibility of the landowner to do so. Ragwort growing on verges will be kept under control by the Highways Department as part of its general maintenance programme. If anyone has any specific concerns about this weed, please contact the parish clerk on Tel: 01485 518409 or .

Another unpleasant problem – dog fouling:-

It has been reported by a Station Road resident that they have to clear dog mess off the front lawn of their property almost daily due to the behavior of the dog/dogs of irresponsible owners.

While exercising dogs in the village please could the owners take full responsibility and control of their pets, not allowing them to roam on private property and if the dog should foul then please clear it up.

The Reading Room Library:-

Our Reading Room library continues to grow, thanks to many contributions from village residents. We have a large Fiction Section and a comprehensive Non-Fiction selection of books.

The library is open every Tuesday morning from 10:00 till 12:00. You will be more than welcome to browse and chat and enjoy morning tea, coffee or refreshments.

Stanhoe Village Screen:-

Wed 14 November: –The Lady’:–

This is the story of the Burmese heroine and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (played by the estimable Michelle Yeoh) and her marriage to UK academic Michael Aris. The film is directed by French Master Luc Besson and is a truly beautiful love story, one that touches on the human spirit as few movies do. It is inspirational, nothing less. Tickets cost £5 on the door and include a complimentary drink. The doors open 7:00pm for 7:30pm start. For further information visit

Brancaster Camera Club:-

Tues 6 Nov: Dave Jordan ARPS with “Confessions of a W.H.O.R.E.” (We are awaiting this with interest...)

Tues 20 Nov: Edwina Beaumont CPAGB will be judging our Annual Digital Competition.

Please note:These are the last two club events of the year, apart from our AGM in December.

If you are interested in joining us in 2013 please contact either Wendy Calow on 01553 674725 or Jim Till on 01485 210013. We would be pleased to see you.

And finally some November information:-

My thanks to the –Project Britain’ website

During the 19th & 20th centuries children would go ‘Souling’ – rather like carol singing – requesting alms or soul cakes:

A soul, a soul, a soul cake.
Please good missus a soul cake.
An apple, a pear, a plum or a cherry,
Any good thing to make us merry.
Up with your kettles and down with your pans
Give us an answer and we’ll be gone
Little Jack, Jack sat on his gate
Crying for butter to butter his cake
One for St. Peter, two for St. Paul,
Three for the man who made us all.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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