Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

August 2019


Stanhoe Social 10th August from 6:30pm in the Village Hall - see posters around village for more details.

August Dates for your diary:–

1st & 8th August & 5th September:– WI meetings - see below

17th & 18th August:– Brancaster Camera Club - see below

Advance Notice:–

17th September:– meeting of Puzzle Club - see below - information & further dates

Stanhoe Parish Council Matters:–

  • Village Pond – A lot of work cutting back and clearing the wild around the Pond has been done; for the most part by Brian Gorton on behalf of the Council. It should be much easier for the public and wildfowl to make their way round now.

  • 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 and Barwick WI

Our favourite Norfolk Stores and Traditional Craft:–

Thursday 1st August 2:00pm:– Visitors are welcome at our monthly meeting, where our speaker will be Chris Armstrong, with “From a Pin to an Elephant”, histories of Norfolk Department stores. The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS.

Afternoon tea:–

Thursday 8th August: Afternoon tea at Petals, Dersingham. Booking required.

Smocking know-how:–

Thursday 5th September 2:00pm:– Visitors are welcome to hear Heather Flint talk about the traditional craft of smocking.The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS

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

Jigsaw Puzzle Club:–

Did you know that there is a free Jigsaw Puzzle lending library in Docking? It meets on the third Tuesday of the month, September - April inclusive and is available to everyone wherever they live.

We have about 350 puzzles in stock with new ones being added all the time, so a good variety of size, complexity and subject matter are available and you can borrow as many as you like for as long as you like.

New members are very welcome (no joining fee) please contact Susan Pease on 01485 518605 for further details and where to meet.

The Puzzle Club re-starts after the summer break on Tuesday 17th September from 3:00–5:00pm.

The remaining meetings in 2019 will be on 15th October, 19th November & 17th December.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

We only have one event in August which is the main event of our year:

Our Annual Photography Exhibition which will be held in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall on Saturday 17th August & Sunday 18th August from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily. Entrance is free.

Please come along and meet us & see our work. We would particularly love to see any fellow photographers who are holidaying in the area.

We hope to see you then.

August quote by Kent Nerburn:–

“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.”

August - Poem by Jean Blewett

God in His own right hand doth take each day –
Each sun-filled day – each rare and radiant night,
And drop it softly on the earth and say:
‘Touch earth with heaven’s own beauty and delight.’

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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