Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

May 2013


Monday 29th April Stanhoe Village Screen –Les Miserables’ – more details below

Dates for your diary:-

2nd, 9th, 22nd May & 4th June – WI events – see below

23rd & 29th April and 14th & 21st May: Brancaster Camera Club – see below

29th April and 13th May – Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Every Wednesday evening – Carpet bowls – see below

Advance notice:

1 June:- Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below

Stanhoe & Barwick WI News

Reminders for members:-

Thursday 2nd May – Resolutions meeting, refreshments and quiz at Stanhoe Methodist Church, 7:00 pm

Thursday 9th May – We celebrate the 94th anniversary of our WI with a very special “posh frocks” tea at Woodfarm House, Helhoughton, 3:00 pm. Advance booking required.

Advance notice:-

Tuesday 4th June Treasure hunt and afternoon tea, Burnham Market. Start time and tea location details will be given at the May meeting.

General reminders:-

Wednesday 22nd May – Visit to the Royal Stud at Sandringham to raise funds for the MEHM Trust, 6:30pm. Open to non WI members as well. Advance booking required: limited availability. Cost £10 per head. Tickets from Pamela on 518033

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

Indoor bowls continues in Stanhoe:-

The fine game of carpet bowls is now up and running in Stanhoe. We meet every Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the Reading Room. There is plenty of room for experienced or novice players, it’s a great opportunity to have fun and meet people, so please come along.

The John Wright Trust:-

The John Wright Trustees once more need help in compiling the list of young people living in the village who are eligible for an Award this summer.

Any young person of primary school age who has lived in the village for more than one year is eligible for an award of book tokens.

Please give names to Elspeth Adams on 518327 as soon as possible.

Burnham Market Car Scheme 100 Club Draw:-

The winners of the prizes in the April draw came from Cromer, Brancaster and Burnham Market. The organisers thank everyone for their continued support.

Good quality carpet still available:-

The carpet is an attractive, deep pile, good quality, moss green Wilton. 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.

By the time you are reading this on the website, all the large pieces of carpet have gone. There are a few small pieces left in the Reading Room. Contact Mark Roche or Anne Jackson – webmaster.

Dogs and sheep don’t always mix:-

When the grass is growing again sheep and lambs will be back on the church meadow. As some of you know, in March there was a nasty attack by two dogs on three or four pregnant sheep, one of whom was so badly savaged that she had to be put down on the spot. As previously reported there was an attack on Boxing Day on the field opposite Ivy Farm where a ram had his leg so badly damaged that he later had to be put down. Please, dog owners, ensure that your dogs are kept under control or securely shut up at all times and advise visitors to do the same. More attacks like these will make it impossible to graze sheep in the village.

We are always grateful to anyone who lets us know about any trouble on 01485 518088 (where a message can be left). Many thanks, Judy Robinson.

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

Stanhoe Village Screen:-

Reminder: Monday 29th April –Les Miserables’ The powerful and moving Oscar winning screen adaptation of the musical by Tom Hooper, director of the King’s speech.

Monday 13th May at 7:30pm ARGO (15)

This intelligent and exquisitely crafted film has been universally praised, winning both Oscar and Bafta awards. Starring and directed by Ben Affleck, this thrilling film is based on a true story about a plot to get US diplomats out of Iran, after their embassy had been seized in Tehran in 1979. By turn it is dramatic, nail-biting and hilarious.

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

Doors open 7:00pm for 7:30pm start. For further information visit the website: (or ring 01485 518191)

Brancaster Camera Club:-

April reminders:-

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

Two evenings are planned for May:-

Tuesday, 14th May – Battle vs. Hunstanton Photographic Society, the Judge is Chris Holt

Tuesday, 21st May – Set print competition – –Unusual Perspective’ – the Judge is Malcolm English LRPS

Visitors always welcome. Contact: Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725

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 Project Britain website) In some parts of Britain, May 1st is called Garland Day.

The first of May is Garland Day
So please remember the garland.
We don’t come here but once a year,
So please remember the garland.

Greenery was collected by Primary School children to make garlands. In many English villages children would parade with garlands of flowers, sometimes fastened to sticks or in the shape if a cross, or fixed to hoops. This was done in the hope of collecting money. Sometimes this was known as May Dolling because often placed in the centre of the garland was a small doll.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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