Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

September 2012

Dates for your diary:-

Fri 24th August:WI cake stall, see below

4th September:The Reading Room Library, see below

8th September:Sponsored Church to Church bike ride, see below

12th September:Stanhoe Village Screen, see below

29th September:-A Concert in Stanhoe Church – see below

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.

Meeting Schedule: 2012

Wed 29th August. Stanhoe Strollers. Meet at the Reading Room at 2:00pm. Walk + tea at Castle Rising. Organiser – Rosemary

Wed 12th September. Walk and Treasure Hunt + lunch at Castle Acre. Leaving at 9:30am for 10:00am start. Organiser – Pamela.

Fri 21st September. Afternoon Tea at Pensthorpe at 3:00pm.

Thurs 6th September. Monthly Meeting at 2:30pm. SpeakerLizzie Scott –The Diggers: Living history from Blickling Hall’. Competition:A little piece of history.

Additional notes:

Mon 8th Oct 2012 Nelson Group Meeting at Brancaster Staithe at 3:00pm

Mon 15th Oct 2012 Autumn Luncheon at The Orange Tree 12:30pm

Advance Notice for all village residents: Thurs 4th Oct. WI OPEN MEETING at 7:00pm

Speaker: David Reeve – former Royal Protection Officer.

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

Friday 24th August:- WI Cake & Produce Stall at 3:00pm – in front of the village pond.

The Stanhoe Flower Show 2012:-

In spite of the very wet weather Stanhoe residents came up trumps and put on a very good show, which was enjoyed by a happy group of people.

We have qualified RHS judges to judge the fruit, vegetables and flowers; qualified WI judges to judge the cookery, crafts and flower arranging and qualified art & photography judges to judge the graphic art. Without exception they commented on the high standard of entries. We should all be proud.

There was a close contest for many of the cups. The winners were:-

Men’s Cup Bill Punter Cookery Cup Frances Ulyatt
Ladies’ Cup Diane Punter Flower Arranging Cup Sheila Thomas
Fruit & Vegetable Cup Eric Jackson Craft Cup Rosemary Brown
Cut Flowers & Pot Plants Cup Eric Jackson Graphic Arts Cup Roger Hargreaves

Many thanks to everyone who contributed towards this enjoyable village event. Do look at to see some lovely pictures of the show taken by Charles Butcher.

John Wright’s Awards 2012:-

The trustees have given out the awards of book tokens to Primary School aged children living in the village – further information is also on the Stanhoe website.

Small grants are available towards the cost of books or equipment for young people going on to Further or Higher Education. Please apply to the Chairman of the Trustees, Mrs Valerie Shackcloth. (receipts are normally required)

The Reading Room library:-

The Reading Room library reopens on Tuesday 4th September.

Burnham Market Community Car Scheme:-

July draw:the winners of the prize money in the B.M.A.C.C.S 100’s Club July draw came from the Burnhams.

The organizers do hope that as many people as possible will renew their membership of the monthly scheme.

Sponsored Church to Church Bike Ride:-

The Norfolk Churches Trust sponsored Church to Church Bike Ride is on Saturday 8th September.

Half the money raised will go to The Norfolk Churches Trust and half to your nominated church. Sponsor forms are available in the church and at The Old Rectory. Mark Roche will be riding for All Saints’ Stanhoe and will welcome any sponsorship – 01485 518324.

Speed Watch:-

You may have noticed that Speed Watch has been operating in the village less frequently than in previous years. This is because the team of active volunteers has been considerably reduced over the years that it has been operating. We still plan to operate one shift per week and even this has been cancelled in the past due to bad weather and unavailability of volunteers. So if you would like to take up the challenge even for one or two shifts per month or return to the fold you would be most welcome. Training is given in Stanhoe. Please contact the Speed Watch Coordinator for Stanhoe, Terry Austin, on 01485 518033 or for further information without commitment.

Every couple of months or so this year the Speed Watch team has been deploying a Speed Awareness Monitor (SAM) to press home the point that much of Stanhoe is covered by a 30 mph speed limit. The objective is to deploy SAM for an hour every day for two weeks. One set of equipment is shared between several villages, so we are unable to use it all the time.

You may be interested in the Speed Watch statistics for the six months ended 30th June 2012. We conducted 9 sessions, which fell well short of our objective of one session per week due to bad weather and unavailability of volunteers. During one shift no vehicles were detected exceeding the speed limit and during the other 8 shifts 24 vehicles were detected; the registered keepers of 20 vehicles were sent letters by Norfolk Constabulary. For various reasons no action was taken against the remaining 4 vehicles.

Stanhoe Village Screen:

Wednesday 12th September. –The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

John Madden’s comedy-drama follows a group of British retirees who decide to ‘outsource’ their retirement to the less expensive and seemingly exotic India.

A dream cast including;Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilson, Tom Wilkinson and Dev Patel. One of the biggest hits ever and a must see film!

Doors open 7:00pm for 7:30pm start. Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink. For further information visit

Concert at All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe – Change of details:-

On September 29th –September Serenade’ will now be performed by Jeremy Ard, cello and Jenny Barker, flute. They will be accompanied by Gill Smith, piano.

Tickets £12, including wine, from Jill Hargreaves 01485 518269 or Judy Hattrell 01485 518287

Stanhoe Village Wine Tasting, advanced notice:-

After positive feedback on the Spring Spritz Wine Tasting last March, Kate Jewell and Nic Hopkins present “Harvest to Christmas”, another professionally guided wine tasting with buffet in aid of Village Hall funds. It is hoped that this will be held on Friday 26th October. Watch out for details!

Brancaster Camera Club:-

Thank you to everyone who visited our annual exhibition in August. We hope you enjoyed it and might be tempted to join us at one of our club evenings. We welcome anyone with an interest in photography, whether competitive or not. We meet in Brancaster Staithe Village hall twice-monthly at 7:30pm. For further details contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725

Tuesday 4th September. Another special evening – –Wet & Dry’ with Jim Hartje DPAGB, APAGB, EFIAP

Tuesday 18th September. Annual Print Competition, Judged by Derek Leak DPAGB

And finally a note from Pam Austin:-

Many residents will have noticed the goose which used to hang around in the village telephone box, presumably awaiting a call. A few days ago, as I walked past the phone box, the phone was ringing. Alas, although I looked around for the goose, it was nowhere to be seen, so presumably after all that time, it missed the call in the end!

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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