Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

May 2015

Dates for your diary:-

7th & 20th May:– WI meetings – see below

8th May:– Music Concert at Burnham Market – see below

12th & 19th May:– Brancaster Camera Club – see below

14th May:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Advance Notice:–

6th June:– Stanhoe Open Gardens – can you help? – see below

12th June:– Creake’s Drama group – see below

18th June:– Monthly WI meeting – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 7th May at 2:30 pm:– Monthly meeting, this month in the Methodist church opposite Cross Lane on the Docking Road. Mary Lancefield will speak about, and demonstrate, her lace making.

Wednesday 20th May at 2:15 pm:– afternoon tea at Wells WI, in support of Marie Curie nurses. £2 entrance.

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.

Advance notice:– please note that our tea to celebrate the 96th anniversary of Stanhoe & Barwick’s formation will now take place on Thursday 18th June.

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.

John Wright’s Awards:–

The Trustees would once more like some help in compiling the list of children of primary school age who have lived in the village for more than a year and are thus eligible for an educational award in the form of book tokens.

Elspeth Adams (01485 518327) is compiling the list. Please contact her with the name and age of pupils who would be able to receive an award.

Land adjacent to Stanhoe Playing Fields:–

Some Stanhoe residents have bought the land to the north and east of the playing fields. Signs are to be erected on the land to explain that residents of Stanhoe are welcome to walk their dogs on that land but if they do so they are asked to clear up any dog mess. The reason for asking people to do this is because the grass will be cut for silage and if there is dog mess in the grass it will get into the silage and that will cause serious health problems (from an infection called neospara) for the cattle when they eat that silage, including causing them to abort their young. It is hoped that, overall, residents will welcome the fact that the owners are giving them permission to walk their dogs on the land, as the position on that was not entirely clear under the previous ownership.

Creakes Drama Group:–

WI members will be supporting the Creakes Drama Group’s next production – a Whitehall Theatre farce “Cash on delivery” – on Friday 12th June. If anyone would like to come along, please let Pamela know (518033) – I shall be ordering our tickets at the end of April. £10 pp. 7:30pm start at North Creake village hall.

WI fundraiser:–

In case residents should hear “on the grapevine” that the WI fundraiser this year is a repeat visit to Sandringham stud, this is to inform you that it is already over-subscribed! I do have a waiting list: if you wish to join it, phone Pamela (518033). All the money paid for this will support the new dementia unit at Wells Community Hospital. Should anyone wish to make a donation to the WI’s initiative, please make cheques payable to “Stanhoe & Barwick WI” and deliver them to Pamela or another committee member.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We start our summer season with: The Theory of Everything (12A Drama) Thursday 14th May 7:30pm.

Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in this moving, compelling film.

Monday 15th June:– SELMA (12A)

Friday 10th July:– The second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)

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

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

Charity Concert:–

International class musicians Jack Liebeck (violin), Meghan Cassidy (viola) and Jamie Walton (cello) will be performing a charity concert on Friday 8th May 2015 at 7pm in the Sussex Barn, Burnham Market. The concert features string trios by Beethoven, Mozart and Dohnányi and is in aid of Macmillan

Cancer Support and The Yorke Trust. Tickets for the event cost £25 per person. Bookings can be made via the website or by telephone on 01328 823502.

Stanhoe Gardens Open Day – can you help?:–

This year’s Gardens Open Day will take place on Saturday 6th June. Seven 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). Tickets can be purchased in any of the gardens. All proceeds to All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe.

Any contributions of tombola prizes, cakes, plants, books or bric a brac will be very much appreciated – please call Felicity on 518363 or Pen on 518324 to arrange collection.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Meetings take place in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7.30 pm on the relevant evenings. Entrance is £3 to include coffee, etc. Visitors are always welcome For more information contact Jim Till on 01485 210 013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

Tuesday, 12th May, 2015: Print Competition 1 plus 2 ‘Humour’ plus ‘Open’. Judge Doug Mounter.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015: Presentation by Malcolm English LRPS on Aviation Photography.

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