Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

June 2019

June Dates for your diary:–

1st June: Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below

6th & 17th June & 4th July: WI 100th meeting – see below

10th June: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

11th June: Mobile Library Van – see below

18th & 25th June: Brancaster Camera Club – see below

Parish Council Matters:–

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 Open Gardens:–

A reminder that the Stanhoe Open Gardens will be held on Saturday 1st June 2019 from 2:00pm to 5:30pm – Entry £5 for ALL gardens, children under 12 free.

A variety of gardens will be open in Stanhoe and Barwick. All are welcome to come and have a look around and enjoy the various stalls, including tombola, cakes, plants, books and bric a brac. Pen Roche will be serving her delicious cream teas as usual, this year at The Reading Room on Cross Lane.

An additional attraction for 2019 will be an exhibition in All Saints’ Church by Stanhoe’s WI. Pamela Austin says “On 1st June 2019 Stanhoe & Barwick WI celebrates the centenary of its day of inauguration – and we haven’t reached 100 years by making jam and singing Jerusalem! Come along to All Saints’ Church on 1st June and see what our individual aspirations and achievements are. See where we go and what we do from photographs, displays and more.”

Our visitors to Open Gardens Day often comment on the friendly welcome they receive 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, tombola prizes or bric a brac we would be very grateful!

If you would like to contribute please call Felicity on 01485 518363 or – we are happy to come and collect. Proceeds from the day go towards essential maintenance of our beautiful church and churchyard. Thank you!

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

The Keeper: (15) Real life Drama/Romance, on Monday 10th June at 7:30pm

The extraordinary story of a German POW Bert Trautmann. Talent-spotted playing football in the camp by the manager of St Helens Town, he stayed on in England at the end of the war and married the manager’s daughter. Facing down hostility and abuse for being German, he went on to be signed by Manchester City, securing victory for his team in the 1965 Cup Final despite a broken neck. This is a wonderful story of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Venue: Stanhoe Reading Room and Village Hall, Cross Lane, PE31 8PS

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

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

Mobile Library Van:–

The County Council have already reduced its fleet of vans. Stanhoe residents are encouraged to use this valuable service. The van stops in the village 4 weekly. The next time will be 11th June arriving at 16:40 and departing at 16:50. The van stops at the junction of Docking road/Church lane & Parsons Lane.

WI meetings:–

Cartoon Capers:–

Thursday 6th June at 2:00pm: ‘Marko’, Mark Reynolds, will entertain with “My Life in Cartoons and Comedy”. All are welcome to attend, in the Reading Room

Special events for WI members only:–

Monday 17th June: 100th birthday tea at Morston Hall. WI members only

Thursday 4th July: Annual Garden Meeting. WI members only for this particular meeting.

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

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Tuesday 18th June: Digital Still Life Competition 1+2 ‘Still Life’. Judge Rex Makemson

Tuesday 25th June: A special event. Not to be missed. An evening with Justin Minns: ‘A Year on the Coast’. Justin’s work can be seen on his website: Justin Minns Photography.

For further details contact Jim till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725


Ten-Bob Appeal:–

Stanhoe & Barwick WI would like to ask for the help of Stanhoe residents in locating the family of some past villagers. We have unearthed from our archives several letters, which are ‘thank yous’ from Stanhoe WWII servicemen. The WI gave them 10/for Christmas in 1943 and/or 1944.

Our aim is to find a relative of each serviceman and present the original letter. We have already handed over two letters: to the son of Cecil Oldfield (Gerald) and to the younger brother of Maurice Ayres (Michael).

If you can help locate the family of the following, please contact Pamela (01485 518033) or Valerie (01485 576261)

Eric Blackburn H W Blower (Wilfred) Jack Blower Crook
E W Fisher (Ted) Robert E Goodman A Johnson (Albert?) Arthur Kendle
D Mayhew Tom Newstead L Norman Edgar W Smithson

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