Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

May 2017

Dates for your diary:–

4th, 8th & 18th May: WI meetings – see below

9th & 23rd May: Brancaster Camera Club – see below

31st May: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Advance notice:–

3rd June: Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below – NB change of contact details

20th June: WI meeting – see below

7th July: change of date for Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

WI notices: April meetings:–

Thursday 4th May at 2:30pm: our monthly meeting speaker will be Ruth Smith, a former ‘life model’, telling us about her experiences. PLEASE NOTE change of venue: Stanhoe Methodist church, on Docking Road, opposite Cross Lane.

Monday 8th May at 2:30pm: meet at The Birches for a guided tour of the National Construction College, with refreshments. Prior booking essential. Note: transport around the site will be by minibus.

Thursday 18th May at 10:00am–2pm: workshop to make resin figure ornaments for house or garden, in the Reading Room. Prior booking essential along with prior purchase of resin kit.

Advance notice: our visit to Norwich Plantation Garden and St John the Baptist Cathedral is confirmed for 20th June, leaving Stanhoe at 10:30am and returning around 3:30pm.

For any enquiries, please contact Valerie (01485 576261) or Pamela (01485 518033)


Concert:–There is a concert in All Saints by West Norfolk Singers, performing the Faure Requiem and more at 7:00pm on Friday 28th April.

Reading Room Celebration & Bonfire: Don’t forget Bonfire Night at 6:30 pm, Saturday, 29th of April on the Stanhoe Playing Field. Come & see the newly refurbished Reading Room. The bonfire is getting much bigger. Your contributions are very welcome.

Phone Roddy Rowe on 01485 518298for instructions. The bonfire will be lit at 6. 30pm, followed by refreshments, hot dogs & real ale in aid of the Reading Room fund. Do come!

Parish Council News:–

  • Annual General Meeting: Please remember to put May 11th in your diaries and come to the Council AGM (meeting at 6:00 pm and/or drinks and canapés at 7:00 pm) to meet councillors and villagers and raise any issues you may have. You will also have the opportunity to view ideas and information regarding traffic calming, broadband delivery and other items of concern.

  • Stanhoe. org website: the website was recently recognised by the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland in its recent obituary of Gillian Beckett; “We have taken several details of Gillian’s life in the village from the superb village website stanhoe. org and thank those maintaining it for their help. ”

  • Local Crime: St Mary’s Church Snettisham has been victim of lead theft. Two rolls were removed. Also there has been an increasing number of heating oil thefts. It is suggested a lock, and possibly alarm, are fitted to vulnerable installations. Call 101 to report suspicious activity or 999 if witnessing a crime.

  • Keep in Touch: The Council would like to assist residents with respect to any issues or concerns relevant to the village. Please contact Wayne Leighton, Parish Clerk at parishclerk@stanhoe. org or on 01485 518570.

Burnham Market Community Car Scheme:–

In the latest quarterly draw run by The Friends of Burnham Market Community Car Scheme the prizewinners came from Docking, Wells, and Thornham.

How well do you know Stanhoe?

If you are visiting the village, or you are a resident who has visitors over the summer, or you just fancy doing something different, try the ‘Walking Trails of Stanhoe’, produced by The Stanhoe Archive. One is a village history trail, and other a fun quiz for children or adults, both complete with guidance notes and a map. The history trail is £3 and the quiz £2, both available from The Duck Inn, in Burnham Road, Stanhoe. You will find the answers to the quiz questions when you reach the end…..!

Stanhoe Gardens Open Day:–

Saturday 3rd June 2016 – would you like to get involved? This increasingly popular village event will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 3rd June, 2:00–5:30pm. Seven or more gardens will be open, with stalls, activities and teas available to visitors. Last year nine gardens were open and more than 220 people visited, 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 note new contact details: contact Anne Jackson on 01485 518 365. Proceeds from the day will go towards ongoing repair works to All Saints’ Church. Thank you!

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

Our Spring/summer season starts with:

Wednesday 31st May. ‘LION’ (PG). True story/drama, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman

A five-year–old boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

NOTE: We will not be showing ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ (PG) on Friday 30th June, but hope to reschedule to Friday July 7th. However, this has still to be confirmed. Please see next newsletter for details.

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink. Doors open 7:00pm. For further information visit the website: Stanhoe. org (or ring 01485 518191)

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Tuesday 9th May: ‘East Anglian Landscapes’ by Justin Minns – (Award winning photographer). Justin’s website is well worth looking at and includes some very familiar, but stunning landscapes.

Tuesday 23rd May: Club digital competition 1 x ‘Ruins’ 2 x own choice. Club Judged.

We meet at 7:30pm in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall.

Visitors are always welcome. Contact Jim Till on 01485 for further details.

Snettisham Beach Sailing Club:–

If you are 8 or 80, or anything in between, everyone is welcome as Snettisham Beach Sailing Club throws open its doors for its Open Day on Saturday 20th May 2017 from 12:00 noon, as part of the Royal Yachting Association national initiative “Push The Boat Out” to promote sailing and discover more Champions. Everyone is welcome to come along and try sailing in – all for free! For further information please contact: Mark Foley: publicity@snetbeach. co. uk or 0783 3332055/ 01362 688 946

A heartfelt thank you from Margaret Crane:–

Despite the fact that my husband had been ill for sometime, it has been difficult to cope with his sudden death on March 7th.

My family and I have been overwhelmed by the supportive and thoughtful cards and letters we have received. These, coupled with the many acts of practical support and kindness given to us by the neighbours and friends, has been quite overwhelming.

Peter Cook and members of Stanhoe Church have helped us to organise a funeral service which enabled us to say our farewells in a way that has given my family great comfort at this sad time.

I want all concerned to know just how much this wonderful support and kindness has meant to a very sad family. Thank you.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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