Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

June 2013

Dates for your diary:-

4th June: WI events – see below

11th & 25th June: Brancaster Camera Club – see below

20th June: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Every Wednesday evening: Carpet bowls

Advance notice:-

1st June: Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below

Stanhoe & Barwick WI News

Tuesday 4th June: Treasure hunt in Burnham Market, meeting at 2:00 pm by the phone box on The Green, followed by tea at The Duck Inn, Stanhoe

Thursday 6th June: monthly meeting, 7:00 pm at the Reading Room, Cross Lane Janet Fleming will tell us about kimonos.

Friday 14th June: a visit to North Creake for the Drama Group’s production of –Chorus of disapproval’ at 7:30 pm.

Contact details as usual: Geraldine 518025 or Pamela 518033

Stanhoe Gardens Open Day:-

This year’s Gardens Open Day will take place on Saturday 1st June. A record NINE gardens will be open across the village from 2:00pm until 5:30pm and additional attractions include a tombola, cake stall, plant stall, book stall, bric a brac stall, raffle and Mrs Roche’s famous cream teas at The Old Rectory.

Entrance to all gardens is just £5 (children under 12 free). All proceeds to All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe.

Also this year the Duck Inn will offer a special Gardens Open Day Lunch for £9.99. Booking advised, 01485 518330.

Any contributions of tombola prizes, cakes, plants, books, bric a brac would be very much appreciated – please call Felicity on 01485 518363 to arrange collection.

Stanhoe Village Screen:-

UNTOUCHABLE (15) Thursday 20th June 7.30pm (in French with English subtitles)

This film, which has broken all box office records across Europe, is based on a true story between a handicapped millionaire and his smart ex-con caretaker. It is an irreverent comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility. An absolute must-see, a joyous film, which will make you laugh and cry!

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

For further information visit the website: (or ring 01485 518191)

Uplifting songs:-

Joyous and uplifting songs from around the world, sung with passion and devotion. On Friday 7th June at 7:30pm there will be a concert by local singing group –Sing for Joy’, at Salle church near Reepham (NR10 4SE). Tickets £7on the door with proceeds going to the local Parkinson Society support group.

Brancaster Camera Club:-

Tuesday, 11th June – An evening with Sam Bean LRPS – THIS IS AN EVENING NOT TO BE MISSED!

Tuesday, 25th June – An evening with Mike Stew LRPS – –A Woodland Walk’ (This was postponed earlier in the year)

We would love to see visitors or new members at any of our meetings which are held in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 pm on the above dates.

Car boot, King George VI school, Great Bircham:-

The Friends of King George VI School, Great Bircham are organising a Family Fun day and Car boot on 27th May (Bank Holiday Monday) from 11:00 am until 4:00pm. There will be children’s games, refreshments and fun for all the family. If you would like to have a stall it is £5 a pitch for cars.

Gates open from 9:30am for stall holders

And finally:-

1. Questions you can’t answer:-

  • Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?
  • Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?
  • Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
  • If the temperature is zero today and it’s going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?

Thanks to Nadine Casey More – more of these in future months J

2. Now some interesting facts and customs to ponder over from the Project Britain website:-

Nettle Eating Contest Marsham, Dorset:-

Held as part of a charity beer festival at the Bottle Inn in the village of Marshwood near Crewkerne, the event attracts entrants from around the world. Challengers attempt to out eat the current champion nettle-eater.

June is the sixth month of the year and takes it’s name from the Roman goddess Juno, the goddess of marriage. For this reason June has always been looked upon as the best month in which to marry:

Married in the month of roses – June
Life will be on long honeymoon

Sera monath (Dry month) was the name the Anglo-Saxons gave the month – let’s hope they are right !!

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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