Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

October 2017

Reminder: Flu clinics will be held on Thursday 5th & 12th October between 11:00am and 5:00pm.

Dates for your diary:-

5th, 12th, 16th & 26th October: WI meetings – see below

5th October: The Red Barn Murder – see below

7th October: Musical Enterteinment – see below

10th & 24th October: Brancaster camera club – see below

25th October: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 5th October at 2:30pm: our monthly meeting in the Reading Room, Cross Lane. The speaker will be Sue Parry, who will give us the story behind the notorious “Red Barn murder” in Suffolk. This is an OPEN MEETING, so everyone is welcome, young or mature, male or female.

No charge is made – donations for our running costs are welcome – and WI quality refreshments will be available! Please let us know if you intend to come: Pamela 518033 or Valerie 576261

Thursday 12th October at 6:30pm–8:00pm – Quik-Fit “Get to know your car” ladies’ evening in King’s Lynn

Monday 16th October at 3:00pm – ‘autumn gardening’ masterclass, Fakenham garden centre, with a substantial afternoon tea £9. 99 per person.

Thursday 26th October at 1:00pm – our autumn lunch at The Lifeboat, Thornham

If you would like to attend our monthly meetings, just come along; if you would like more information, or you wish to attend any of the above outings, please contact Pamela 518033 or Valerie 576261.

Car Boot Sale Update

The car boot sale which was held on the Reading Room Playing Field on Saturday 19th August was a great success. The total raised for MEHM Trust funds was £201. 04 – a wonderful result for our first car boot sale attempt. The Friends of the MEHM Trust are most grateful to John Carr for his help and advice on how to run a car boot sale. Very many thanks too to all who helped on the day – Kim & Andy Ward, Eric & Anne Jackson, Laura Pocock and Roddy Rowe. Also to Marie with her burger van, to the traders, buyers and especially to everyone who made a donation and thank you to Mark Roche for his road-side signs.

The weather could have been better as it was a bit cold and windy – but it wasn’t raining! We have had several enquiries as to if and when we will be holding another car boot sale. It is a distinct possibility judging by the achievement of our first one. Maybe next March. Watch this space!

The Red Barn Murder:–

This is a WI organised open meeting on Thursday 5th October at 2:30pm in the Reading Room, so everyone is welcome, young or mature, male or female The speaker will be Sue Parry, who will give us the story behind the notorious “Red Barn murder” in Suffolk.

No charge is made but donations for our running costs are welcome and WI quality refreshments will be available! Please let us know if you intend to come: Pamela 518033 or Valerie 576261

Musical Entertainment at Bagthorpe Hall:–

You may have noted – perhaps with relief – that Nigel Wickens has retired from performing. However, in the circumstances he’s proposing a musical entertainment, shared with someone else whom you know well – but she chooses at the moment to be anonymous – in aid of facilities for Stanhoe Church.

At 80 he refuses to charge for singing; but it is insisted by the organisation that a donation of £15 or more will be gratefully received.

You are invited to join us on Saturday, 7th October, at Bagthorpe Hall, Bagthorpe, at 7:00pm, when they will be accompanied by Gill Smith.

There will be a reception with canapés and wine from 7:00pm.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

Our autumn season continues with;-

Churchill (PG) biography/drama/thriller on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:30pm.

96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort. A ticking-clock drama, starring Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson.

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink. Doors open 7:00pm

For further information visit the website: or ring 01485 518191.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

On Tuesday, 10th October: we have a very special evening arranged when we welcome Gavin Hoey to our club. Gavin is an exceptional photographer and tutor. He regularly writes columns in photography

magazines, and he works on TV in America. Anyone who has seen Gavin will know his marvellous photography, but his evenings are always very entertaining. Not to be missed.

On Tuesday, 24th October: we will be holding our Annual Digital Image competition. This year it will be judged by Ian Ward.

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

For more information contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

Bus service explained:–

Our new bus service is now visiting Stanhoe regularly, and is being used. It is served by 2 vehicles who each do the route as a loop, so sometimes the bus will come from Bircham, and sometimes it will come from Docking, which can be confusing.

It is a Hail and Ride service so people can get on at any point in the village by hailing the driver.

To travel to Kings Lynn:–

On weekdays the bus comes:

  • from the Docking direction at 07:48
  • from the Bircham direction at 09:25
  • from the Docking direction at 13:36

On Saturdays the bus comes from the Bircham direction at 09:00 and at 13:18.

To travel home from Kings Lynn to Stanhoe:–

The bus leaves Kings Lynn bus station:

  • at 12:35 returning via Docking
  • at 16:40
  • at 17:45

but on the last 2 timings passengers need to request the bus to call in Stanhoe.

On Saturdays it returns from the bus station at 12:35 and 16:00, the last timing being by request to Stanhoe.

We do hope that it will be used by as many people as possible.

Christmas Fair:–

The Christmas Fair will be held again this year on Saturday 9th December from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the Reading Room. All kinds of goodies will be available including of course cakes, puddings and mince pies. We would be delighted to receive any contributions for the stalls or if anyone feels they could help on the morning please contact either Felicity on 01485 518363 or Jill on 01485 518269. We look forward to seeing you.

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