Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

August 2018

Dates for your diary:–

2nd, 8th & 15th August:– WI meetings – see below

11th & 12th August:– Brancaster Camera Club – see below

24th August:– WI cake stall – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 2nd August at 2:00pm:– please note new starting time in the Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS – Kate Barns will speak about the “Blickling Belles”.

Wednesday 8th August:– members and spouses/friends visit East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens. Advance booking is vital…!

Wednesday 15th August at 3:00pm:– afternoon tea at “Petals” tea room, Dersingham. Advance booking required.

For further information about our WI, please contact Valerie (01485 576261) or Pamela (01485 518033).

Stanhoe Parish News:–

  • Become a Parish Councillor – Do you have a couple of hours to spare every other month? Do you want to have a say in what happens in your village? Would you like to become a Stanhoe Parish Councillor? If so, for further details please contact the Chairman, David Lord, through Wayne Leighton, Parish Clerk at

  • 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 or on 01485 518570.

John Wright’s Charity:–

The trustees of John Wright’s Charity have given out the Awards for 2018 to the young people of primary school age living in Stanhoe.

Older students who have lived in the village for more than a year are reminded that small grants will be available towards the cost of books or equipment for College courses or for University courses. Receipts are usually required.

Pleases apply in writing to the chairman of the trustees Mrs Valerie Shackcloth, who can be contacted on 01485 518395, if you would like to be considered for a grant.

Cake Stall:–

Friday 24th August at 11:00 am (TBC) - Stanhoe & Barwick WI’s famous annual cake stall opposite the pond in Stanhoe - home made cakes, produce and more – we always sell out quickly!!

Brancaster Camera Club:–

We only have one event in August, but it is our big one! Our Annual Print Exhibition.

It will be held in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall on Saturday, 11th and Sunday, 12th August from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Entrance is free and we would be pleased to see as many people as possible who are interested in photography. Please come along and talk to us about our work and our club. New members are always welcome.

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

After the exhibition we will have a break until Tuesday, 25th September when we are hosting ‘An evening with Paul Richards ARPS. AWPF. DPAGB’ ine Art & Wild Life Photographer.

And finally:–

August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. It was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, and March was the first month of the year.

https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/August

Birth stone:–

August is the latest month to claim two birthstones, Peridot and Spinel.

  • Peridot, with its signature lime green colour, is believed to instil power and influence in the wearer.

  • Spinel is available in a brilliant range of colours and is believed to protect the owner from harm and soothe away sadness.


August Birth Month Flower is the Gladiolus.

The gladiolus, or ‘sword lily’, represents remembrance, calm, integrity, and infatuation. Gladiolus indicates that the heart is being “pierced with love.”

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