Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

June 2018

Dates for your diary:–

2nd June: Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below

7th, 14th & 27th June: WI meetings – see below

7th, 8th & 9th June: Creakes Drama Group – see below

19th & 26th June: Brancaster Camara Club – see below

22nd June: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

30th June: Hunstanton Community Choir – see below

Advance notices:–

13th July: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 7th June at 2:30pm: monthly meeting in the Reading Room, Cross Lane Stanhoe: “Celia, the spinning lady”, a talk and demonstration of spinning and the products of her work.

This is an open meeting, so all are welcome – male or female, young or not so young. Free entry; refreshments provided (donations welcome).

Thursday 14th June at 3:00pm – our ‘birthday’ tea to celebrate the 99th anniversary of our foundation in Barwick! Advance booking required.

Wednesday 27th June at 9:30am – a proposed visit to Stanhoe Pottery, to hear about the history and techniques of pottery making, with a demonstration. Limited numbers; advance booking required.

Advance notice:–

Thursday 5th July at 2:30pm: our annual garden meeting, this time at the home of our secretary, Valerie.

Tuesday 17th July: a visit to Peter Beales nursery in Attleborough. Advance booking required.

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

Stanhoe Annual Parish Meeting:–

Thank you to the residents who attended the Annual Parish Meeting held on 10th May 2018. At the meeting, the Chairman reported on the work the Parish Council had undertaken in the previous year and the plans for the coming year.

  • Broadband Update: The first phase of the Broadband upgrade in the village, which covers, in the main, the Docking Road, Burnham Road, Station Road, Cross Lane and the Green should be completed by the end of June 2018. The second phase is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Further updates will be given as they become available.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

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

  • Darkest Hour: (PG) Drama/history on Friday 13th July at 7:30pm

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

Doors open 7:00pm. For further information visit the website: or ring 01485 518191.

Earth Day and St George Celebrated in Charity Wine Tasting:–

Saturday 21st April saw 17 of us get great enjoyment from the wines presented, Kate’s delicious buffet and the convivial company of friends and neighbours at the Village Hall.

Feedback was very positive, so perhaps next year we shall repeat.

Kate and I are delighted at the enjoyment shared and proud that including some generous donations the event contributed £144. 58 to the Mary Esther Hollway Memorial Trust funds for the benefit of the splendid refurbished Village Hall.

Stanhoe Open Gardens:–

Come and explore the gardens of Stanhoe! Nine gardens will be open in Stanhoe and Barwick on Saturday 2nd June, 2:00–5:30pm, including two NEW ones on Station Road and Parson’s Lane.

Entry £5 for ALL gardens, children under 12 free.

All are welcome to come and have a look around and enjoy the various stalls: tombola, cakes, plants, books and bric a brac. Pen Roche’s delicious cream teas will be served as usual, but this year at STANHOE HALL. In recent years the Open Gardens has attracted more than 200 visitors, many of whom comment on the friendly welcome they received in Stanhoe! This is made possible by the enthusiasm of volunteers who offer their time on the afternoon to help out on the stalls and serve tea. The stalls rely on the kind contributions of friends and neighbours, so if you are able to offer cakes, plants, books or bric-a-brac we would be very grateful!

Please call Felicity on 01485 518363 – we are happy to come and collect. Proceeds from the day go towards repair works to All Saints’ Church. Thank you!

The Creakes Drama Group:–

The Creakes Drama Group
affiliated to National Operatic and Dramatic Association
Presents Summer Revue 2018 – A Celebration of 20 Years of CDG

Venue: North Creake Village Hall

Dates: Thurs 7th June at 7:30pm
Fri 8th June at 7:30pm
Sat 9th June at 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults: £10
Under 16s: £5

Contact: 07818 696660 or

Hunstanton Community Choir:–

Hunstanton Community Choir invite you to an evening of light entertainment for their Summer Concert:

Venue: St Edmund’s Church, Hunstanton

Date: Sat 30th June 2018 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: £6 including refreshments

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Tuesday, 19th June: Mono Print Competition ‘Trees’ 1 plus 2 own choice – Judge Malcolm English ARPS.

Tuesday, 26th June: Sarah Kelman ARPS DPAGB – ‘Ten Thousand Miles of Ocean’. Sarah has some stunning wildlife photography on her website and we are looking forward to seeing her new images.

Visitors are always welcome to our club. Contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725 for more information.

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