Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

September 2015

Dates for your diary:-

REMINDER: 28th August: Cake stall on the Green – see below

15th September & 6th October: WI meetings – see below

22nd September: Brancaster Camera Club: see below

24th September: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Advance Notice:–

1st October: WI open meeting – see below

3rd & 10th October: Flu vaccinations – more information to follow

A bumper edition

WI notices:–

Wednesday 15th September – afternoon visit to Felbrigg Hall, with tea. This follows the talk we had early in the year about life at the Hall.

Advance notice:–

Autumn lunch at Briarfields on Tuesday 6th October (note change of date from original arrangement).

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.

Cake stall on the Green:–

The cake stall will be at 11:00am on Friday 28th August, Stanhoe & Barwick WI will hold their annual cake stall, which also includes produce, preserves, and plants. This raises money for our Institute funds, to help us to supplement members’ subscriptions so that we can afford good speakers for our monthly meetings. Don’t be late – we sell out very quickly!

Stanhoe Flower Show:–

Both entrants and visitors had a really happy time at our recent 30th Flower Show.

Our 3 growers had worked very hard to produce a stunning range of vegetables, and a very colourful line up of flowers, in spite of the wet weather. The photographers and artists had created a range of high quality work on themes of “the market”, “in the wild”, “a summer garden”, “a seascape”, and “garden tools”, which drew a great deal of interest. It was pleasing to see more craft entries this year, and our cooks and flower arrangers had worked hard with the given recipes and themes, although we had fewer entries than usual in these classes.

There was great competition for the cups, and the eventual winners were:–

  • Men’s Cup: Bill Punter
  • Fruit and Vegetable Tankard: Don Bridge
  • Cut flowers and Pot plants Cup: Eric Jackson
  • Ladies Cup: Pamela Austin & Frances Ulyatt (joint winners)
  • Cookery Cup: Diane Punter
  • Flower Arranging Cup: Ann Deam
  • Craft Cup: Rosemary Brown
  • Art Cup: Terry Patterson

Many thanks are given to all the entrants who worked so hard to create a Show, and to all the helpers who meant that it ran so smoothly. And to the donors of the raffle prizes and the gifts of produce for the auction, and not least to those who bought and offered donations, so that hopefully we shall cover the cost of the Show.

Well done everyone!

Burnham Market Area Car Scheme 100’s Club Draw:–

In the recent Friends of B. M. A. C. C. S. Draw we are pleased to say that Terry Austin was lucky to receive the 3rd prize of £25. The other winners came from Wells and Burnham Market. It will soon be time to renew membership of this supportive group and it is hoped that everyone will join again for another year.

WI ‘open’ meeting:–

Thursday 1st October: Wing Commander Nikki Thomas is the first woman to be appointed the Commanding Officer of an RAF fast jet combat squadron, and she will be here to talk to us at 2. 30 in the Reading Room. Everyone, male or female, will be welcome to join Stanhoe & Barwick WI for this open meeting. There is no charge for entry, and refreshments will be available.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We start our Autumn season with:–

Far From the Madding Crowd (12A) Thursday 24th September at 7:30pm. The new version of Hardy’s Wessex romance by director Thomas Vinterberg, starring Carey Mulligan, excellent as Bathsheba, fantastic performances and ravishing photography of Dorset landscapes.

Dates for your Diary:–

Suite Française (15) Monday 26th October 7:30pm

Woman In Gold (12A) Friday 27th November 7:30pm.

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

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

Stanhoe website:–

Since the inception of the Stanhoe website,, the costs associated with maintaining it on the internet have been shared between webmaster Charles Butcher and the Stanhoe Archive, as a large proportion of the usage is in storing our large collection of historic photographs of the village, and voice recordings of some of the older residents. As the Archive bank balance was diminishing, we applied for a grant from the Jack’s Lane wind farm community fund, and have been granted £200, to keep the site running until, and during, 2017. After that date, further applications will be made, and the likelihood is that the fund will enable us to continue to maintain this important facility, which is ‘visited’ by a very considerable number of people each year.

Norfolk Churches Trust Christmas Card:–

Visitation of the Shepherds, All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe

These cards are beautifully illustrated with the window dedicated to George Hoste Seymour and with the greeting Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

They are available to pre-order @£5 per pack of ten from Mrs Amanda Ralli on 01485 518197. £1 from each pack sold will go to All Saints’ church funds. A sample is also on view at the back of the church.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

We only have one evening on September 22nd, a Print Competition ‘Architecture’ 1+2 Open, Judge Derek Leak, to be held at Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 pm. New members or visitors always welcome.

We held a very successful exhibition in August judged by Barbie Lindsay MPAGB AFIAP. The standard of prints was very high. The winners were: -

1st Andrew Beeson ‘Alley Cat’, 2nd Geoff Lea ‘Not an ideal camping pitch’, 3rd Tony Luxton ‘Cornish Quoit’.

John Barker, Andrew Beeson, Geoff Lea, Tony Luxton & Noel Robinson also got ‘highly commended’ for other prints.

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