Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

January 2015

Dates for your diary:-

8th January 2015:– WI meeting – see below

13th & 27th January:– Brancaster Camera Club:– see below

19th & 26th January:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Advance Notice:–

23rd March & 24th April:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 8th January at 2 pm – Monthly meeting in the Reading Room, with speaker Mary Mackie, who will talk about her time at Blickling Hall.

Friday 16th January at 3 pm – afternoon tea at Costa Coffee on the National Construction College site.

Tuesday 20th January at 2 pm – Flower Show planning meeting at Rosemary’s house, to decide on the details of the schedule. All ideas welcome! Visitors are always welcome, without obligation, so please do feel free to join us at one of our meetings next year. For more information, contact Geraldine (518025) or Pamela (518033).

Stanhoe & Barwick WI’s “12 hour Singing Challenge”:–

The final count of the receipts has revealed that we raised the sum of £714.00 for the Big C cancer charity.

We plan to present a cheque to a representative of the Big C at our January meeting. Many thanks again to everyone who sponsored us.

Purfleet Trust collection:–

Stanhoe & Barwick WI has now passed on the proceeds of the dry goods collection in the Reading Room to the Purfleet Trust. Thank you to everyone who contributed items for this very worthy cause.

Recycling point for clothes and shoes:–

Soon after the council took away our bottle bank*, Stanhoe gained a recycling bin for clothes and shoes. You can find the new bin behind the Reading Room.

The Norfolk Hospice uses these bins to raise money, so the MEHM Trust, which owns the Reading Room, agreed to try out the scheme. Whether the bin becomes permanent depends on how much material is collected.

In due course we may ask the company operating the scheme to move the bin to the other side of the playing field entrance, where the bottle bank used to stand.

Contact MEHM chairman Mark Roche (tel: 518 324) with any comments.

  • Please don’t continue to bring bottles to the Reading Room, because there is nowhere to put them. All glass can now go in your green bin.

Parish Council meeting:–

The need for residents to offer themselves for election as parish councillors next year continues. All are welcome to the next meeting on Thursday, 8th January, commencing at 7:00 pm. Further information can be obtained from Elizabeth Thuburn, the Parish Clerk on 01485 518409 or e-mail parkthuburn@btinternet. com

Creakes Drama Group:–

As usual the WI is making a group booking for the 2015 “panto” at North Creake, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”. We shall be going on Friday 23rd January, and anyone from Stanhoe who would like to join us is welcome to do so.

If you require tickets, please contact Pamela on 518033 as soon as possible, and certainly before Christmas, as these shows always sell out quickly.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We start our spring season with:–

The Hundred Foot Journey (PG) Monday 19th January 7:30pm

This charming comedy drama, adapted from a novel by Richard C Morris, stars Helen Mirren as Madame Mallory, the snooty owner of a Michelin-starred restaurant. A game of one-upmanship ensues when an Indian restaurant opens up across the road, but bridges eventually start to build. This is an elegant and highly enjoyable film.

Pride (15) (comedy drama) Thursday 26th January 7:30pm

Realizing that they share common foes in Margaret Thatcher, the police and the conservative press, London-based gays and lesbians lend their support to striking coal miners in 1984 Wales. Bill Nighy, Immelda Staunton and Ben Schnetzer star in this joyous and often riotously funny British comedy.

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

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

Dates For Your Diary:–

March 23rd (Monday) ‘ My Old Lady’, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline

April 24th (Friday) ‘Imitation Game’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Footballers required:–

Old Hunstanton Parish Council has recently renovated its sports pavilion with changing facilities on its playing field. It is hoped to form a football team. Anyone interested in joining should contact Glynis Allen, the clerk on Mob: 07917 757328 or e-mail:

Brancaster Camera Club:–

We are a small, friendly club and welcome photographers of all abilities. We meet in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30 pm.

Entrance is £3 to include coffee. If you would like to come along we would be pleased to see you. Contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725

Meetings for January are on Tuesday, 13th January: Help & DVD and Tuesday, 27th January: a Print discussion. (These may be cancelled if the weather is bad).

And finally:–

Information from the Historic UK website – 20th Januarys – more online:–

3 Jan. 1924

English explorer Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt.

4 Jan. 1967

Death of Donald Campbell. His jet-powered speedboat Bluebird somersaulted on Coniston Water, Cumbria, at a speed of 300-mph whilst attempting to break his own world record of 276-mph.

10 Jan. 1918

The House of Lords gives its approval to the Representation of the People Bill, which gives woman over the age of 30 the right to vote.

12 Jan. 1970

The first Boeing 747 Jumbo jet arrives at London’s Heathrow Airport after completing it’s maiden transatlantic flight from New York.

17 Jan. 1912

Britain’s polar explorers led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott reach the South Pole – only to find the Norwegian Roald Amundsen’s expedition had beaten him by a month.

19 Jan. 1915

German Zeppelin airships crossed the eastern coast of England to bombard towns in East Anglia, more than 20 people were killed.

24 Jan. 1965

The “last lion of British politics”, Sir Winston Churchill died at the age of 90. His body is to lie in state in Westminster Hall, London.

27 Jan. 1926

Inventor John Logie Baird demonstrates his new television machine to members of the Royal Institution in London. Some have suggested that this could one day provide every home with a substitute for the cinema.

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