Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

March 2019

March dates for your diary:-

4th March:– Stanhoe Village Screen - see below

7th, 11th & 28th March:– WI meetings – see below

12th & 26th March:– Brancaster Camera Club - see below

Parish Council Matters:–

  • Looking out for Others:– A note to remind residents to be aware of single and
  • 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 Village Screen:–

Bombshell - The Hedy Lamarr Story (12) Documentary, on Monday 4th March at 7:30pm. The incredible life story of the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930/40’s but also an inventor whose concepts were the basis of the mobile phone and Bluetooth technology.

NOTE:– This film will be preceded by a short archive film ‘EAST ANGLIAN HOLIDAY’ (20 mins) showing the beauty of East Anglia, from the Wash to Southwold, in the 1950s.

Date for your Diary:–

Stan & Ollie (PG) Biography/Comedy/Drama, on Monday 8th April at 7:30pm


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

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

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

A 20 Year Quest:–

Thursday 7th March 2:00pm:– WI Open Meeting in The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS. Our speaker will be Andrew Tathum, “A Group Photograph”. Andrew found a group photograph of First World War soldiers and set off on a 20 year quest to research the stories of each of the 46 men and their families. Visitors are most welcome to this special talk and animated video presentation.

Invitation to Residents:–

Monday 11th March:– WI Members’ lunch followed at 3:00pm by the planting of our Centenary tree on the playing field. We will also be installing a bench, this is for the use of residents, so please do come along and support us.

Heritage Centre Visit:–

Thursday 28th March:– WI visit to The Heritage Centre, Wells-next-the-Sea. You are welcome to join us.

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

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Tuesday 12th March:– Print competition ‘Bridges’ + two own choice. Club judged.

Tuesday 26th March:– An evening with Alistair Murphy of Norfolk Museums. Presenting Olive Edis, the pioneering Edwardian female photographer from Sheringham.

This should be a very interesting evening. Olive’s subjects included Norfolk Fisherman, but also leading figures of the day including the Suffragettes.

Visitors most welcome at all our club evenings. We meet in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30pm on the relevant days. Entrance is £3 to inc. refreshments. Contact 01485 210 013 for more details.

Free Sailing Open Day:– Push the Boat out!

All are welcome again as Snettisham Beach Sailing Club throws open its doors for its annual Open Day on Saturday 11th May 2019 from 10:00am until 4:00pm, as part of the RYA national initiative “Push The Boat Out” to promote sailing. Everyone is welcome to come along and try sailing – all for free!

There will be free sailing taster sessions on the sea from 11:00am and on the lake all day.

Come and enjoy our clubhouse with food from the BBQ and drinks from the bar.

Save 10% off any R.Y.A. courses booked on the day, and 10% of club memberships purchased on the day.

There is no need to book in advance for the 11th, just come along on the day! You only need to bring footwear you don’t mind getting wet, a windproof top, a change of clothes, and a towel.

No experience is necessary and would-be sailors of all ages from 8 years upwards are welcome. Children must accompanied by an adult but their adult doesn’t have to go sailing. Come and chat with our members and find out how you can get into sailing.

For full details see www. snetbeach. co. uk, and have a look at the video from 2017’s Open Day at http://snetbeach. co. uk/video-page

Wise old sayings:–

March is a month of considerable frustration it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away. Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. –

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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