Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

April 2013

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27th March: Indoor bowls in the Reading Room – more details below

Dates for your diary:-

4th April: WI monthly meeting

9th, 23rd & 29th April: Brancaster Camera Club – see below

11th April: Stanhoe Parish Council Annual Meeting – see below

29th April: Stanhoe Village Screen – –Les Misérables’ – see below

Advance notice:-

9th May: WI’s 94th birthday celebration – see below.

22nd May: Interesting fund raising event – 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:-

– Monthly meeting 4th April in the Reading Room – please note 7:30 pm start.

– Afternoon tea in April – date and venue details to be confirmed at the monthly meeting.

– Our WI’s 94th birthday celebration is on 9th May at Helhoughton. Please let us know if you would like to come. Names and payment required at our April meeting please

Members are reminded that contributions for this year’s ACWW –pennies for friendship’ fund should be brought to the March meeting, please.

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

Stanhoe Parish Council Annual Meeting:-

Stanhoe Parish Council Annual Meeting is being held on Thursday 11th April 2013 in the Reading Room, Cross Lane commencing at 7:30 pm. This is your opportunity to find out more about your council, meet the councillors, hear about what we hope to be able to do for the residents of Stanhoe in the forthcoming year and tell us what you would like us to consider and request on your behalf, in order to improve conditions and life in the village. All are welcome; light refreshments will be provided.

During the Annual Parish Meeting, a presentation will be given by Mr Andy Walder, the Director of The National Construction College. Mr Walder will explain the work of the college and will also give details of their on-going building projects, some of which will benefit the local community. Do come along and hear about these interesting new developments.

Indoor bowls returns to Stanhoe:-

The fine game of carpet bowls is returning to Stanhoe after an absence of several years. The MEHM Trust has bought a new set of bowls and Don Bridge has offered to show newcomers how it’s done. There will be an introductory session on Wednesday 27th March at 7:00 pm in the Reading Room where you can try your hand at bowling and decide which days and times would be best for future sessions.

It’s a great opportunity to have fun and meet people, so please come along.

Stanhoe Village Screen:-

Reminder:Monday 25th March Quartet (12A):A hugely enjoyable comedy-drama, directed by Dustin Hoffman and with a dream cast including Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon and Billy Connolly

Monday 29th April –Les Misérables’

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

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

We welcome your support. Jane Coates

Do you need some good quality carpet?

The Reading Room Trustees have a number of pieces of virtually unworn carpet to sell for Reading Room funds.

The carpet is an attractive, deep pile, good quality, moss green Wilton – carpet a room or perhaps your stairs at minimal cost and save yourself a packet!

Sizes from 13’ x 15’ to 4’x 22’.

Telephone 01485 518365 or 01485 518324 for a free sample and viewing or drop in on a Tuesday at coffee time and have a look.

We have a contact who will quote for underlay and carpet fitting.

WI helping raising funds for the Reading room improvements:-

This year, Stanhoe & Barwick WI are raising funds to help with planned improvements to the village Reading Room. A very special fundraising event is planned for Wednesday 22nd May as follows:-

6.30 pm – a guided tour of over an hour, at the Royal Stud, Sandringham. Numbers are limited to 30 – first come, first served. Priority will be given to WI members and their guests, but the evening is open to all comers. Cost £10 per head, all of which will go to the charity, as the stud makes no charge. Booking with payment required in advance. Please contact Pamela on 518033 or Tickets will be issued on arrival, or by hand in advance, if possible.

Brancaster Camera Club

We have three evenings arranged for April:-

Tuesday 9th April – Digital Image Competition – Panel of three images – –Yellow & Blue’ (which should tax our imagination!)

Tuesday 23rd April – –The Beautiful Light’ with Jane Goodhall ARPS – Not to be missed.

Monday 29th April – Print discussion with King’s Lynn C.C. at King’s Lynn 8:00 pm start

We meet in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7.30 pm Entrance is £3 to include refreshments. We are always pleased to see potential new members or visitors.

Contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725

And finally:

(with thanks to the Wikipedia website)

The proverb “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers” was first recorded in 1886 – well we’ve certainly had more than our fair share of wind & rain. Does this mean we’ll get a bumper crop of flowers in May?

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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