Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

September 2013

A bumper edition


Friday 23rd August at 3:00pm – the annual WI cake stall on The Green – Homemade cakes, biscuits, savouries and produce for sale, along with plants, and all at reasonable prices. Proceeds to support our Institute finances. This is always popular and we usually sell out quickly!

Dates for your diary:-

3rd, 5th & 25th Sept: WI meetings – see below

20th Sept: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Advance notice:-

14th Oct & 15th Nov: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Stanhoe & Barwick WI News

Tues 3rd September: Scrabble recommences for the winter. Contact Rosemary for more information

Thurs 5th September at 2:30pm – Monthly meeting in the Reading Room, Cross Lane

Wed 25th September at approximately 12:30pm – guided visit to the National Construction College with buffet lunch and afternoon tea

Contact details: Geraldine 518025 or Pamela 518033

Stanhoe Flower Show

(No prize for spotting the typing error last month)

On Saturday 3rd August there was a happy chattering crowd all afternoon in the Village Hall viewing the varied exhibits in The Flower Show.

Despite the strange growing season there was a strong show of exhibits in the 21 fruit and vegetable classes, and a really pretty show from the cut flowers and pot plants. The stitched craft section was small, but the artists and photographers had produced excellent work. Our cooks had slaved over hot stoves and some scrumptious results were on show. Exhibits of preserves and cordials had several unusual flavour combinations and the comments made fascinating reading. The splendidly inventive flower arrangements really added to the whole effect.

There were many happy entrants amongst the 23 exhibitors.

Congratulations are due to the Cup Winners:-

Mens cup––: Mr W Punter
Ladies cup: ––Mrs P Austin & Mrs G Butcher (joint winners)
Fruit and Veg Cup: –Mr E Jackson
Cut flowers and Pot plants Cup: –Mrs F Ulyatt
Craft Cup: –––Miss R Brown
Flower Arranging Cup: ––Mrs S Thomas
Art Cup: ––––Mr R Hargreaves

We thank the judges for their considerate and helpful comments, and everyone who helped on the day to keep the Show going and of course all the exhibitors for their really hard work.

Many thanks also to everyone for their generosity with the raffle prizes, in buying raffle tickets and for –running up’ the prices in the auction to help towards the cost of the day.

Stanhoe Village Screen:-

Friday 20th Sept 7:30pm – LINCOLN (12A) (Historical drama)

This is an epic and reverential bio-pic from Steven Spielberg with a brilliant, central performance by Daniel Day Lewis for which he won a best actor Oscar. It’s a good piece of film making and a compelling portrait of a complicated man, but with a lot of US political history.

Tickets cost £5 on the door and include a complimentary drink.

Future film dates:- –Mon 14th Oct 7:30pm: –Robot and Frank (12A)– (comedy)

Fri 15th Nov 7:30pm:– Love is all you need (15) (romantic drama)

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

John Wrights Charity:-

All the primary school aged children in the village have been presented with their John Wrights Awards of book tokens for this year.

Older students, who have been resident here for over one year, and are going on to further or higher education, are reminded that small grants are available towards the cost of books or equipment. Apply in the first instance to Mrs Valerie Shackcloth, Chairman of the Trustees (01485 518395). Receipts are usually required.

Stanhoe Cricket Club:-

Stanhoe CC has accepted an invitation from Bircham CC to play them at 1:00pm on Sunday 1st September. This time the match will be “away” at the Bircham Cricket ground.

The match format will be 30 overs each with a new Challenge Cup kindly being presented by Bob Wilson & played for for the first time. There will be a party after the presentation of the cup at the Bircham Social Club, to which Stanhoe Cricketers & Stanhoe supporters are invited.

We are now planning 4 matches next year in Stanhoe & very much welcome Stanhoe village enthusiasm & support!

Our next practise session takes place at 6:30pm this coming Tuesday 20th, aspiring Cricketers are very welcome. Mark Roche.

Register of Electors:-

The Government is requiring all Electoral Registration Officers in England to publish a revised Register of Electors on 17th February 2014. A form and reply paid envelope will be personally delivered to every property in West Norfolk from 1st October. You must complete and return the form. This is important because the Register is used not only for electoral purposes but also by many financial service providers dealing with mortgages, loans or new accounts etc. Anyone whose name is not on the Register will be unable to vote at future elections and is also likely to have problems using any service that involves a check of the Register.

The form is intended for the present occupiers of an address. The name of anyone aged 16 or over who is resident at the address needs to be on the form and the names of anyone no longer at the address crossed out. The date of birth of anyone aged 16 or 17 is also required.

Forms received by owners of empty properties need to tick the “Property empty” box and return the form. This will avoid the issue of reminders.

In the event of any queries when the form arrives, householders can telephone the Helpline where any of the electoral staff will be happy to assist. The telephone number is 01553 616773.

Prompt return of the form or, better still, confirmation by freephone, internet or SMS (details on the form) would be very helpful. It will also avoid the need for reminders and help to keep costs down.

Family search:-

I am currently trying to compile a family history of Cranes/Browns of Caister-On-Sea. I have recently met Brian Crane for the first time, he is also trying to find a cousin Graham Crane whom we believe lives in Stanhoe. We would be grateful if you could assist us in this matter by passing on my email address and/ or my home telephone number 01636650547 if you know of this person.


Liz Hindmarsh (formerly Irene Brown)

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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