Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

September 2018

September Dates for your diary:–

6th & 12th September:– WI meetings – see below

8th September:– Charity bike ride – see below

25th September:– Brancaster Camera Club – see below

October Dates for your diary:–

4th October:– Flu Clinic – see below

17th October & 12th November:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

20th October:– Autumn Wine Tasting:– see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 6th September 2:00pm, in The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS. Juyna Lewis will speak and demonstrate, “Indian Spices and how to use them”

Wednesday 12th September – members, spouses & friends visit Elgood’s Brewery and Peckover House, Wisbech. Advance booking necessary.

Friday 21st September – afternoon tea at Jane’s Coffee Corner, East Rudham. Advance booking required.

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

The Norfolk Churches Trust – Bike Ride Saturday 8th September 2018:–

Raising money for the restoration/repair of Norfolk Churches. Last year this event raised about £200 from Stanhoe therefore £100 for All Saints Church. It is always a marvellous day out.

We would love people to send in pictures on the day. Brown and Co, who are sponsoring the event, will choose a couple of photographs and give a £50 prize to the ones they like most and send them to the EDP to be published. Even if you don’t win we want lots of pictures to put on the facebook page and website. For more information please see

We also record those that Bicycle and Walk round the most churches each year and their names get put on the Wall of Fame on the website!

The person who raises the most money each year is given a certificate signed by the Prince of Wales.

Burnham Market Area Car Scheme 100’s Club:–

In the recent BMACCS 100 Club quarterly draw Mr A Bowern of Stanhoe won the first prize of £100. The second and third prizes went to Burnham Market and Brancaster.

The new subscription year to this worthwhile cause, which helps to fund the administration costs of this scheme which arranges for volunteer drivers to convey villagers who have no available transport to medical appointments, commences in September. For £12 everyone has the chance of winning prizes of £100, £50, and £25 each quarter. Look out for the publicity in the Burnham surgery when you next visit.

Playing Field goal posts:–

As England headed for success in the World Cup Brian Gorton, David Vincent & Roddy Rowe have done a great job re-erecting the goal post on the playing field with Brian giving all the goal posts, including the mini football posts, a coat of white paint. So Stanhoe now has a superb & correctly proportioned football field once again, for all to use & enjoy.

With the facilities of the Reading Room near by, plenty of onsite parking & the white lining machine in good order Stanhoe is ready for football action.

Thank you very much indeed Brian, David & Roddy for your time effort & generosity.

The Burnhams Surgery – Flu Vaccination Clinics:–

This year’s Flu Vaccination Clinics will be held on Thursday 4th October 2018 and Tuesday 9th October 2018 between the hours of 11:00 am and 3:30 pm at The Burnham Surgery.

The Clinics are open to all Registered patients over 65 years of age or patients who have the following:

Diabetes, Heart disease, Lung disease, Liver and/or Kidney disease, Pregnant or a Registered Carer, Lower Immune system due to disease or treatment, Neurological disease such as Parkinson’s or Motor Neurone Disease. No appointments are necessary to attend the Flu Clinics.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

Our Autumn season starts with:–

‘The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society’ (12A) (Drama/History/Romance) on Wednesday 17th October at 7:30pm

A writer (Lily James) forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Adapted from the novel by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer, the director Mike Newell weaves together a richly layered film that is uplifting, moving and delightful.

Date For Your Diary:–

‘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:–-pm. For further information visit the website: Stanhoe. org or ring 01485 518191

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Thank you to those of you who visited our Annual Print Exhibition in August. It was very successful and enjoyed by those who attended. We had around 100 prints on display which covered a wide range of subjects. The print that was a runaway winner in our ‘Peoples’ Choice’ competition was Barry Kettell’s simple but stunning ‘Arctic Terns’. Congratulations to Barry.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 25th September, 2018 when we have a visit from Paul Richards ARPS AWPF. DPAGB, Fine Art & Wildlife Photographer. As always, visitors are most welcome.

We meet in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall & start at 7:30 pm. Entrance to include refreshments.

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

Stanhoe’s Charity Wine Tasting:–

This event will be held on 20th October. Whether Autumn is your favourite season or the harbinger of mists and frosts to come, please do come along to celebrate some tastes of mellow fruitfulness!

Nic and Kate will present interesting wines to intrigue and tickle your tastebuds.

This Charity Wine Tasting is in aid of the Reading Rooms and Village Hall. All proceeds over costs support to the Mary Esther Holloway Memorial Trust fund for the benefit and enjoyment of Stanhoe villagers and visitors.

What’s it all about?

  • Enjoy the convivial company of friends and neighbours.
  • Tuck into a simple, tasty and plentiful home-prepared buffet.
  • Enjoy a welcome glass of English Sparkling Wine
  • Sample tasting measures of two famous varieties of white wine and three interesting, and contrasting, red wines

The wines are selected and presented by your volunteer amateur wine guides Nic Hopkins, Kate Jewell and friends. Compare and contrast wine styles just for fun or to plan some future wine shopping

Advanced & early booking essential so we can order the right quantities of wine and food.

Numbers are limited so RSVP by 7th October please. Tickets are £16 each from Nic Hopkins or Kate Jewell

(mob 07785 387683) Lavender Cottage, Cross Lane, Stanhoe. Email

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