Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

July 2018


22nd June: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Dates for your diary:–

5th & 17th July: WI meetings – see below

8th July: Norwich Puppet Theatre: see below

10th & 24th July: Brancaster Camara Club – see below

13th July: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 5th July at 2:30pm: our annual ‘garden meeting’ in the garden of our secretary, Valerie, in Syderstone.

Tuesday 17th July at 2:45pm: an afternoon “Teas and tours” visit to Peter Beales rose nurseries, Attleborough, with husbands and companions. Advance booking necessary.

Advance notice:–

With effect from August, our regular ‘monthly meeting’ start time will change from 2.30 to 2 pm. For further information on any aspect of our WI, please contact Valerie (01485 576261) or Pamela (01485 518033)

For further information on any aspect of our WI, please contact either Pamela on 01485 518033 or Valerie on 01485 576261.

Stanhoe Parish Meeting:–

  • Found Key – A mortice type key was found in the vicinity of the Cross Lane playing field. The key has a distinctive fob attached to it. If you think the key belongs to you, please contact Wayne Leighton, Parish Clerk at or on 01485 518570.

  • 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.

MEHM Trust:–

MEHM Trustees are delighted with the gleaming clean play ground equipment recently given a professional pressure wash by volunteer Brian Gorton and would like to add their warm thanks & appreciation to the Parish Council’s own, to Brian for all his hard work.

The Trustees are also very pleased to announce that their application to the Norfolk Community Foundation (Jack’s Lane Wind Farm Fund) has again been successful with a further very generous award of £2162, just granted in the latest round to carry out further improvements to the Reading Room. 
So watch this space. Come along, hire the hall for a party, have a swing & remember the Tuesday Coffee Mornings.

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

– Russell Baker

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

You will receive a warm welcome at all our screenings.


Friday 22nd June: The Post (12A) Drama/history at 7:30pm.

Based on a true story, Oscar winners Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks team up in this thrilling acclaimed drama. Determined to uphold the nation’s civil liberties, Katherine Graham, publisher of The Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee, join forces to expose a massive cover-up of devastating government secrets, risking their careers and their freedom to bring truth and light in this powerful film.

Date for your Diary:–

Friday 13th July: Darkest Hour (PG) Drama /history

This thrilling and inspiring true story begins in May 1940. The fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Oscar winner Gary Oldman), who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on and attempt to change the course of world history.

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:–

Tuesday, 10th July: The return of Jamie Hall with more stunning landscapes.

Tuesday, 24th July: Digital Competition 1 plus 2 ‘Harvest’. Judge Diane Gibson.

We meet in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30pm. Entrance is £3 to include refreshments.

We are always pleased to have visitors at our club, and especially welcome any photographers who may be in the area on holiday. Contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 and Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

Norwich Puppet Theatre:–

Many thanks to all of you who collect materials for Norwich Puppet Theatre workshops!

So on Sunday July 8th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, £4 per adult for gardens only – see Norwich Puppet Theatre website for more details – why not find out a bit more and join Norwich Puppet Theatre for a special afternoon in the beautiful setting of Bishop’s House Gardens, Norwich. This is a rare opportunity to visit the gardens, explore the grass labyrinth, the rose garden and bamboo glade with the chance to buy a plant from one of the stalls on the day, and the puppet theatre will have a full programme! All proceeds from this special event will provide vital funds to support the ongoing work of Norwich Puppet Theatre.

Entrance to the gardens is free for children and wheelchair users.

The Bishop’s House Garden is accessed from St Martin at Palace Plain, NR3 1SB (opposite the Law Courts) and from Bishopsgate.

The nearest parking at Pay and Display adjacent to the Adam and Eve Pub. Assistance Dogs only are allowed into the gardens.

Have a look at the website links:–

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