Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

July 2015

Dates for your diary:-

2nd & 23rd July:– WI meetings – see below

10th July:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

29th July:– Stanhoe Flower Show – see below

Advance Notice:–

10th August:– Memorial Service – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 2nd July, at 2:30 pm – open meeting – see below

Thursday 23rd July, leaving Stanhoe 10:30 am – visit to Gressenhall museum, with lunch.   Remember to bring your WI membership card!

All our monthly meetings are open to ladies who may wish to visit, without obligation. Just come along – there’s no need to arrange it in advance. Bring a friend if you wish – and there’s no requirement to live in Stanhoe, we have members from several other villages.

If you would like more information on any aspect of the organisation, or our meetings and outings, please feel free to telephone Pamela (518033) or Geraldine (518025). We would be happy to help, and would love to meet you.

WI open meeting:–

Thursday 2nd July, at 2:30 pm – monthly meeting in the Reading Room.   This is an open meeting, so anyone, male or female, will be very welcome, and refreshments will be provided. Our speaker will be Lesley Kant-Cuneen from the Plantation Garden in Norwich, to tell us about ’Norwich’s secret garden’.  

We are planning a visit there for our members later in the summer, as a follow up to the talk.

Memorial Service:–

A memorial service for Olga Ransom will be held at All Saints on Monday 10th August at 2:00pm.

Stanhoe Flower Show 2015:–

Our 30th Flower Show is fast approaching. Just a reminder that lists of entries should be given to the Show Secretary Rosemary Brown Before Wednesday 29th July.

We are hoping that lots of people will take part.

(There are some spare schedules available if yours has been mislaid.)

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal – collector required

A requirement has arisen for a house to house collector for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Stanhoe.  

Just an hour or two of your time, given voluntarily, during the two weeks 26th October to 7th November, for this very worthwhile cause would be appreciated.   All necessary supplies and a full ‘briefing’ will be provided.   Please contact Pamela Austin on 518033 as soon as possible if you would be prepared and able to help.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We end our summer season with The Second Best Marigold Hotel (PG Comedy) Friday 10th July at 7:30pm
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny, and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. 
India looks ravishing. The colour and the music are lovely and the cast is outstanding. 
Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink.

Register of Electors 2015 – from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk:–

This year’s annual registration exercise starts towards the end of July and everyone will be responsible for their own registration. This is called Individual Electoral Registration (IER) and replaces the previous system which allowed one member of a household to register everyone who lived at their address.

The first part of the registration process is the issue of a Household Enquiry Form to collect the details of people aged 16 or over. Anyone new to an address or who is not currently registered under IER will then be sent an individual registration form.

The Electoral Registration Officer would very much appreciate householders’ co-operation in completing the Household Enquiry Form as quickly as possible. A prompt response to any individual registration forms issued would also be helpful. Online registration is now available at and only takes a few minutes. If anything is unclear, householders or individuals can contact the Electoral Helpline on 01553 616773.

And finally:–

July by Susan Hartley Swett

When the scarlet cardinal tells
Her dream to the dragonfly,

And the lazy breeze makes a nest in the trees,
And murmurs a lullaby,

It’s July.

When the tangled cobweb pulls
The cornflower’s cap awry,
And the lilies tall lean over the wall
To bow to the butterfly,
It’s July.

When the heat like a mist veil floats,
And poppies flame in the rye,
And the silver note in the streamlet’s throat

Has softened almost to a sigh,
It’s July.

When the hours are so still that time
Forgets them, and lets them lie

Underneath petals pink till the night stars wink
At the sunset in the sky,
It’s July.

The flower for July is the Larkspur.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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