Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

March 2013


27th Feb: Stanhoe Village Screen – Skyfall – more details below.

Dates for your diary:-

7th March: WI –open meeting’ – see below

12th, 14th & 26th March: Brancaster Camera Club – see below

14th March: WI spring lunch – see below

21st March: Celebrate the Spring equinox with the WI – see below

23rd March: Lecture – Handel Operas – see below

25th March: Stanhoe Village Screen, Quartet – see below

Advance notice:-

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

3rd August: Stanhoe Flower Show

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 in the Reading Room.

Spring Lunch at the Blakeney Hotel on Thursday 14th March.

Celebrate the spring equinox with tea on 21st March. The venue will probably be Pott Row, but to be confirmed at our March meeting.

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 Village Screen:-

Reminder: Wednesday 27th February 7:30pm, the latest and marvellous British Bond film ‘SKYFALL’

Quartet (12A): Monday 25th March. 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

Date for your diary: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

WI open meeting:-

On Thursday 7th March at 2:30pm, the WI is holding another –open meeting’at which we welcome anyone who would like to come, young or old, male or female, and our speaker will be Michael Martin, a former submariner, who will entertain us with an account of his underwater experiences. Refreshments will be served.

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:-

We have three evenings lined up for March:

Tuesday 12th March – An evening with Paul Keates & his inspiring images

Thursday 14th March – Battle vs. Hunstanton CC – Away

Tuesday, 26th March – An evening with Mike Stew LRPS – –A Woodland Walk’

Our meetings take place in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Visitors are always welcome. For more information ring Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

Stanhoe Village Flower show, advance notice:-

We are planning to have our 28th Flower Show on Saturday 3rd August and hope you will put the date

in your diaries and come along to this enjoyable village event.

Schedules will be delivered soon, in good time to plan your entries. We hope for lots of entries in all the classes, and from as many people as possible, to make a really good Show once more

And finally:-

This Month’s facts are brought to you by the Project Britain website:-

  • The word ‘March’ comes from the Roman ‘Martius’. This was originally the first month of the Roman calendar and was named after Mars, the god of war.
  • The Anglo-Saxons called the month –Hlyd monath’ which means –stormy month’, or –Hraed monath’ which means ’rugged month’
  • Borrowed Days. The last three days of March were said to be borrowed from April:

“March said to April,
I see 3 hoggs (hoggets, sheep) upon a hill;
And if you’ll lend me dayes 3
I’ll find a way to make them dee (die).

The first o’ them wus wind and weet,
The second o’ them wus snaw and sleet,
The third o’ them wus sic a freeze
It froze the birds’ nebs (noses) to the trees.

When the 3 days were past and gane
The 3 silly hoggs came hirpling (limping) hame.”

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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