Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

March 2016

Dates for your diary:–

2016:– Parish Council meeting dates – see below

1st, 3rd, 9th & 14th March:– WI meetings – see below

25th February, 21st March & 22nd April:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

8th, 15th, 16th & 22nd March:– Brancaster Camera Club – see below

Advance Notice:–

4th June:– Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below

Parish Council Meetings:– 2016

  • (14th January 2016)
  • 14th July 2016
  • 10th March 2016
  • 12th May 2016 (followed by Annual Parish Meeting)
  • 8th September 2016
  • 10th November 2016

All meetings are on Thursdays and will be held at 7:00pm in the village hall with the exception of 12th May 2016 which will be at 6:00pm to be followed by the Annual Parish Meeting at 7:30pm.

WI notices:–

Tuesday 1st March:– Nelson Group meeting and flower arranging demonstration at Wells WI

Thursday 3rd March:– 2:30pm in the Reading Room – In a ‘change to the published programme’, Pamela and Terry will give a talk and demonstration on “Self defence for women”. Any interested female visitors would be welcome!

Wednesday 9th March:– Fair Trade afternoon tea at Wells WI

Monday 14th March:– 3:00pm – “Spring planting” masterclass at Fakenham Garden Centre, with afternoon tea. Advance booking necessary.

Advance notice:–

Tuesday 26th April – spring lunch at a venue to be confirmed

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 (venue & times) and outings, please feel free to telephone Pamela (518033) or Geraldine (518025). We would be happy to help, and would love to meet you.

Stanhoe Open Gardens:–

Saturday 4th June 2016 – would you like to get involved?

This increasingly popular village event will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 4th June, 2:00–5:30pm. Seven or more gardens will be open, with stalls, activities and teas available to visitors. Last year more than 220 people came through our gardens and many commented on the friendly welcome they received. This is made possible by the enthusiasm of the many volunteers who offer their time for the afternoon, but we always need extra helpers! If you can spare some time to help man a stall or serve teas we would love to hear from you. Please call Felicity on 01485 518363 or Pen on 01485 518324. Proceeds from the day will go towards ongoing repair works to All Saints Church. Thank you!

Burnham Market Area Community Car Scheme Quarterly Draw:–

The winners of prizes in the January draw for The Friends 100’s scheme came from Brancaster, Wells and Burnham Market.

Several people from the village support this scheme and hopefully there will be a winner from Stanhoe another time.

Changes to annual Dog Show:–

We normally organise a dog show every year at Bircham Newton however this year due to reasons beyond our control we will not be able to hold one this year. However we will be doing a Pet Photo Competition and Raffle instead. Money raised will be donated to PACT ANIMAL SANCTUARY (Norfolk & Suffolk) & Docking and Massingham Doctors’ Surgery.

Pet Photo Competition – Raise money for PACT ANIMAL SANCTUARY (Norfolk & Suffolk) & Docking and Massingham Doctor Surgery

42 classes (Dog section, Cat section & Other Animal Section)

£1 per entry – Medal & Rosette to 3rd place

You can enter online or by post. Contact 01485 578380 or email for class list and entry form. Entries close 30th April 2016

Stanhoe Village Screen. :–

We continue our Spring season with:

Brooklyn (12A) Monday 21st March 7:30pm:– An Irish immigrant lands in 1950’s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Terrific cast (Saoirse Ronan, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent) in Nick Hornby’s adaptation of the best-seller by Colm Toibin. It is a film of grace and beauty, written, acted and directed with great elegance.


The Martian (12A) Thursday 25th February 7:30pm

Future Film Dates: -

The Lady In The Van (12A) Friday April 22nd 7. 30pm

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

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

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Tuesday 8th March:– ‘Along the Coast’ with Chris Holt

Tuesday, 15th March:– An evening with internationally recognised Author & Wildlife Photographer David Tipling. A treat for anybody interested in wildlife. Entrance will be £5 to include refreshments. 7:30 pm. Doors open from 7:00 pm

Wednesday 16th March:– Battle vs. North Norfolk Photographic Society at Holt.

Tuesday 22nd March:– Digital Competition 1 x ‘Transport’ 2 x your own choice.

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

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

And finally:–

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

Charles Dickens (1812–1870), Great Expectations

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