Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

September 2014

Dates for your diary:–

Every Wednesday:– Art classes – For more information, contact Pamela Austin on 518033

14th September:– Stanhoe Archive presentation – see below

Advance Notice:–

7th October:– WI Autumn lunch – see below

11th & 18th October:– flu vaccinations – see below

WI notices:–

Advance reminder for 7th October:– our autumn lunch at The Lifeboat, Thomham (As ever, further info etc from Pamela or Geraldine; & visitors always welcome).

A Thank You from Don Bridge:–

“To all the people who contacted Ann with messages of goodwill when I was in hospital and all of you who called, phoned and emailed wishing me well. Really kind!–

“Our immediate neighbours mowed the grass and cut the hedge and many others came to see me when I came home and everyone wished me well. Thank you all.”

“So many bad things have been written about the NHS but my story is very different-all positive. The surgery at Burnham Market played their part, the –out of hours’ unit at King’s Lynn did their bit, the ambulance driver as well as the A&E department at midnight.”

“QEH King’s Lynn is lovely! Clean and efficient. Then on to Papworth, they are the best, as they know and are determined to remain so. I could go on forever but I am so lucky to be here at all that I feel this needs saying.”

“This comes with my heartfelt thanks, and yes, my love.”

The Annual Stanhoe Flower Show:–

There was a happy buzz of interested conversations in The Reading Room in Stanhoe on 2nd August, when our 29th Flower Show took place.

The flowers looked stunning in the sunlight, and the vegetables sparkled with superb attention to presentation. Entries into the three photography classes and the two art classes were diverse and skilful.

The judges had written careful comments on all the entries in the cookery, craft, flower arranging, art, and photography classes, and from these arose animated conversations all around the hall. The judges commented on the high standard of entries in all the classes, and there was strong competition to be overall winners of the cups.

It all made a very happy afternoon out. Cup Winners were:–

Men’s Cup:– Bill Punter
Ladies’ Cup:– Diane Punter
Fruit and Vegetable Cup:– Eric Jackson
Cut Flowers and Pot Plants Cup:– Eric Jackson
Cookery Cup:– Geraldine Butcher
Flower Arranging Cup:– Pamela Austin
Craft Cup:– Rosemary Brown
Art Cup:– Roger Hargreaves

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We start our autumn season with The Book Thief (12a) Monday 15th September 7:30pm.

A wonderful wartime story told from –the other side’. This is the story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during the 2nd World War through her obsession with books and reading. Dates for your diary:–

October 15th (Friday) TRACKS

November 17th (Monday) BELLE

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

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

Flu Vaccinations:–

It’s nearing that time of year again when Burnham Market Surgery (Tel: 01328 737000) can offer flu vaccinations to registered patients that are within the following groups:–

  • Respiratory disease
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • A weak immune system
  • If you have had a stroke
  • If you are over 65
  • Pregnant ladies

Clinics will be held on Saturday 11th October and Saturday 18th October 2014 from 9:00am to 12:30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

We held a very successful exhibition during August. Many thanks to all those who came along and supported us. The winners were:

1st: Noel Robinson with his contemporary image “Hello Girls”

2nd: Noel Robinson –Poppies & grasses’

3rd: Tony Luxton –Old Tram humming along’

The People’s Choice was David Langley’s beautiful –Hunstanton Sunset’

Our next meeting is Tuesday, 23rd September and is a print lecture by David Hodgson DPAGB BPE1* & Judy Hodgson CPAGB BPE1*

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings which are held in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 pm.

Contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725

And finally:–

September by John Updike

The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel -
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.

The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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