Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

November 2018

November dates for your diary:–

1st & 29th November:– WI meetings – see below

11th November:– Remembrance Sunday

12th November:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

6th, 13th & 20th November:– Brancaster Camera Club

WI notices:–

Thursday 1st November Our Annual Meeting. Members only.

Thursday 29th November Christmas Masterclass, followed by tea, at Fakenham Garden Centre. Pre-booking essential.

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

Advance Notice:–

Thursday 6th December 2:00pm:– in The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS. We will be entertained By Three’s Company, performing poetry and prose in “Countdown for Christmas”.

Wednesday 12th December:– Christmas lunch for members.

We begin 2019 with a meeting on 10th January (ie. not the first Thursday of the month as is usual)

Parish Notices:–

  • Better Broadband for Norfolk Update:– The following update has been received from the Programme Director for Better Broadband for Norfolk. The update relates to the ‘first solution’ which, in the main, covers Docking Road, Burnham Road and Station Road.

“Openreach final assurance tests found issues which are being rectified by contractor. This means I’d expect services to be available during November”.

  • Highway Ranger Community Gang:– The gang visited the village in mid-October and were tasked with undertaking a number of village housekeeping duties; cutting back hedges, sweeping footpaths and cleaning signs etc.

  • Norfolk Children’s Centres Consultation – You may wish to respond to the consultation on the future of Norfolk’s Children’s Centres: if the link isn’t working please visit and select consultations.

  • 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

  • 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.


Stanhoe Wine Tasting Event:–

  • Don’t forget to book Stanhoe’s charity wine tasting event on 20th October!

  • The wines have been delivered and they look great on the outside

This Iberian Themed Charity Wine Tasting is in aid of the Reading Rooms and Village Hall

  • Welcome glass of English Sparkling Wine

  • Tastings of two white wines and 3 red wines from Spain and Portugal

  • Convivial company of friends and neighbours

  • Simple, tasty and plentiful home-prepared buffet.

Tickets:– £16 Nic Hopkins or Kate Jewell - Mobile:– 07785 387683 - Email:

Stanhoe Methodist Church:–

Remembrance Sunday:– We shall be holding a Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance at 10:45am on 11th November, when we shall be remembering those from this village who lost their lives in the First World War. All are welcome

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

Our Autumn season continues with:–

‘The Mercy’ (12A) Adventure/Biography/Drama, on Monday 12th November at 7:30pm.

The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times. Starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.

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

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

PLEASE NOTE that we will not be showing a film in December, but will be back in January with some more great films.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

We have a busy schedule in November with three evenings planned.

  • Tuesday, 6th November, 2018 - Annual Print Competition ‘Monochrome’ Judged by Nick Ackers LRPS

  • Monday, 13th November - We compete for the Wisbech Trophy at Wisbech Camera Club. This is against several other clubs and is always keenly fought.

  • Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 - ‘Be Creative’ by Trish Wilcox. Trish is a marvellously creative photographer & her work is very different.

For more details contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 67472

Lest we Forget:–

Every year in November, the nation marks the wars that have scarred our past and the bravery of the men and women who fought them. Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday is a chance to remember not just those who fought, but what they fought for.

Origins of Armistice Day:–

Armistice Day, held on November 11 every year, commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on 11 November 1918 - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Although hostilities continued in some areas, the armistice essentially brought an end to fours years of fighting in the First World War.

In Britain, it is tradition to pause for a two minute silence at 11am on November 11 to remember those killed in the two world wars and the British servicemen killed or injured since 1945.

The armistice was signed in Ferdinand Foch’s railway carriage in the remote Forest of Compiègne, north of Paris, at 5am on 11 November 1918, and came into force at six hours later, at 11am. (Incidentally, in 1940 Hitler forced the French to sign an armistice on German terms in the same railway carriage. )

Mark Molloy – 12 November 2017 – The Telegraph

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