Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

October 2012

Dates for your diary:-

See below for details.

30th September: Sing for Joy concert

4th, 8th & 15th October: WI meetings

10th October: Stanhoe Village Screen

13th & 20th October: Flu vaccinations

9th & 23rd October: Brancaster Camera Club

14th October: Stanhoe Archives talk

27th October: Free tea and cakes in aid of a good cause

Stanhoe & Barwick WI 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.

Thurs 4th Oct: monthly meeting at 7:00pm – open meeting

Speaker: David Reeve – former Royal Protection Officer.

N.B. Following this open meeting and after the tea break Coral Batchelor will be attending to speak to all members. Please note that all WI members need to stay for this meeting.

Mon 8th Oct: Nelson Group Meeting at Brancaster Staithe at 2:30pm

Mon 15th Oct: Autumn Luncheon at The Orange Tree at 12:30pm

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

* Important notice * Flu Vaccinations Clinic:-

It’s nearing that time of year again when Burnham Market Surgery can offer flu vaccinations to registered patients that are within the following groups:-

  • Respiratory disease
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • A weak immune system
  • If you have had a stroke
  • If you are over 65
  • Pregnant ladies

Clinics will be held on Saturday 13th October and Saturday 20th October 2012 from 9.00 to 12.30pm.

Burnham Market Surgery – Tel: 01328 737000.

Stanhoe in sound and images:-

The Stanhoe Archive will present another talk by Gillian Beckett, about the village history, at the Reading Room on Sunday 14th October, at 2:30 pm. For this Diamond Jubilee year, the emphasis will be on “the way we were”, covering village life, community events, and entertainment, during the 20th century.

Refreshments will be available during the afternoon. Look out for further information on the village notice boards.

FREE Tea and Cakes!:-

In aid of –World Vision’. Open house Saturday 27th 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.

Wind Farm Notices:-

The planning application and appeal processes have been completed in regard to wind farms at Chiplow and Jack’s Lane and permission has been granted. The parish council kindly requests that all signs in and around the village, which were erected as part of the –anti-wind farms campaign’, now be removed. Your co-operation would be appreciated.

Sing for Joy:-

A message from Pamela Austin:

Sing for Joy consists of four separate groups with the same musical director. We sing harmony pieces, mostly African, gospel, Russian, and traditional songs, some old and some modern, along with a few “fun” pieces and the odd pop song. We sing without accompaniment, words or music – just energetic conducting!

Our next joint concert will be at 4:00 pm on Sunday 30th September, in the glorious setting of Binham Priory.

Proceeds from the modest entry charge will support a local charity. I hope to see you there!

Stanhoe Village Screen:-

Wed 10th Oct: –Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’

Adapted from Paul Torday’s hit novel and starring Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas and Emily Blunt. Fred Jones, a fisheries expert is asked to introduce salmon into the waterways of the Yemen, which he regards as a frivolous and unfeasible project. Yet as the mission begins, they soon find hope can spring even in the most unexpected places. A journey of self discovery and late blooming love which is hugely enjoyable and certain to put a smile on your face!

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink.

Doors open 7:00pm for 7:30pm start. For further information visit

Brancaster Camera Club:-

Tues 9th Oct: Digital Image Competition –Three of a kind’

Tues 23rd Oct: Black and White Print Competition – Judged by Chris Holt

We invite anyone interested in photography to come along to our meetings which are held in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30pm. For further enquiries contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

And finally a few light-hearted ‘unrelated’ observations:N.B. in no particular order.

  • October is National Pork month in the USA
  • October 9th is Clergy Appreciation day
  • October 9th is also National Children Appreciation Day

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