Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

February 2013

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25th Jan: Stanhoe Village Screen: screening cancelled

Dates for your diary:-

7th Feb: WI Monthly meeting – see below

12th Feb: Brancaster Camera Club – see below

22nd Feb: WI Federation lunch – see below

26th Feb: Brancaster Camera Club – see below

27th Feb: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

23rd Mar: Lecture – Handel Operas – 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 Thursday 7th at 2:30pm. Zara Perry on “How I became an accidental musical director”.

Friday 22ndFeb – Federation lunch and fashion show – details on application.

Because of the risk of inclement weather, we do not make too many advance arrangements. There will be either a morning coffee or afternoon tea, and details will be given at the meeting on 7thFebruary. Contacts for any of the above: Geraldine (518025) or Pamela (518033).

Yet another attack on a sheep:-

Once again a sheep in Stanhoe has been attacked by a dog, this time on Chapel Field, opposite Ivy Farm, some time between 11:00 am on Christmas Day and noon on Boxing Day. It is a dog’s nature to chase things. Please always keep them under control or safely confined, and please pass this message on to all visitors. We are always grateful to anyone who lets us know of any trouble on 01485 518088 (where you can leave a message) Many thanks, Judy Robinson

Poppy Appeal:-

A sincere thank you to all who either contributed to or assisted with the collecting in any way in Stanhoe for the 2012 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The total was an amazing £983.36.

Stanhoe Village Screen:-

Unfortunately, there now will not be a film in January. But the screenings for the spring are:-

Skyfall: Wednesday 27th February

Quartet: Monday 25th March

Les Misérables: Monday 29th April

We welcome your support. Jane Coates

Thank you:-

Stanhoe & Barwick WI would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated food and other good things to the Purfleet Trust before Christmas. The Trust was grateful and delighted, and your generosity was humbling.

The Trust operates a food bank all year round and can be contacted on 01553 767829 or .

Handel Operas:-

A popular lecture, early booking recommended! A WEA Day School Lecture will given by Andres Hernandez-Salazar on Handel’s Operas on Saturday 23rd March from 10:00am – 3:30pm in Burnham Market Village Hall. The cost is £12.00 including lunch. For bookings send a cheque for £12.00, your name and telephone number on the back, made out to WEA Burnhams Branch, to Inge Martin, WEA Branch Secretary, 120 Sutton Lea, Burnham Market, PE31 8EU (with a stamped addressed envelope enclosed) by 14th March, please. For more details contact Inge Martin on 01328 730452.

Brancaster Camera Club:-

Tuesday 12th February: An evening with Irene Froy. This will be a DVD lecture on the techniques used by Irene Froy to achieve her unique images Tuesday 26th February: Open Print Competition If you are interested in furthering your hobby in photography, or would like to meet other photographers in a club environment, we would be pleased to see you.

For more details contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725

And finally:-

February 30th occurs in some calendars, but not in the Gregorian calendar, where February contains only 28 days or 29 in a leap year. It is usually used as a sarcastic date for referring to something that will never happen or will never be done.

Instead of changing from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar by omitting a block of consecutive days as had been done in other countries, the Swedish Empire (which included Finland at the time) planned to change gradually by omitting all leap days for the entire period from 1700 to 1740 inclusive. Although the leap day was omitted in February 1700, the Great Northern War began later that year, diverting the attention of the Swedes from their calendar so that they did not omit leap days on the next two occasions and 1704 and 1708 remained leap years”. To avoid confusion and further mistakes, the Julian calendar was restored in 1712 by adding an extra leap day, thus giving that year a 30th of February. That date corresponded to February 29 in the Julian calendar and to March 11 in the Gregorian calendar.” The Swedish conversion to the Gregorian calendar was finally accomplished in the usual way in 1753, by omitting the last 11 days of February

My thanks to Wikipedia for this month’s information.

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