Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

May 2019

May dates for your diary:–

2nd & 15th May:– WI meetings – see below

10th May:– Stanhoe Village Screen - see below

14th & 21st May:– Brancaster Camera Club - see below

Advance Notice:–

1st June:– Stanhoe Open Gardens - see below

6th June:– WI 100th meeting - see below

Parish Council Matters:–

  • Stanhoe PC Annual Parish Meeting Advance Notice!:– A note for your diaries. We will hold our AGM at 7.00 on Thursday May 16th. Join us for drinks then and meet others from the village and catch up on goings on.

  • Broadband for Stanhoe:– BT and Openreach are now commissioning the new fibre optic service (FTTP) in parts of the village. Check with your service provider or contact BBfN for more information.

  • Village Pond:– As summer approaches some general housekeeping will be taking place around the village pond. Look out for further information as volunteers will be most welcome.

  • Keep in Touch - The Council would like to assist residents with respect to any issues or concerns relevant to the village. Please contact (tel 518 570) , Parish Clerk.

WI meetings for May:–

Hedge Baskets:–

Thursday 2nd May at 2:00pm:– Jonathon Carrie will demonstrate to WI members and visitors the traditional craft of making baskets from hedgerow materials. Please note that this will be held in the Methodist Chapel.

Wednesday May 15th at 2:30pm:–WI members will visit Taylors, Fakenham, for tea.

A Comical Birthday Meeting:–

Thursday 6th June at 2:00pm:–The WI hold their 100th birthday meeting and would welcome Stanhoe residents to come along and celebrate with us. We will be entertained by Marko, “My Life in Cartoons and Comedy”.

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

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

Stanhoe Village Screen presents:–

Green Book (12A) Biography/Comedy/Drama, on Friday 10th May at 7:30pm. This film is the winner of 3 Oscars; Best Motion Picture, Best supporting actor and Best Screenplay.

When a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on ‘The Green Book’ to guide them to the few establishments that were safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism and danger as well as unexpected humanity and humour, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Green Book is a lovely story of companionship in a period of immense hardship.

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

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

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

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Tuesday, 14th May:– A talk by local photographer, Ian Ward on his trip ‘Around China’

Tuesday, 21st May:– Battle with North Norfolk PS. Judge Dave Jordan FRPS.

Our meetings take place in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 pm on the dates listed.

Entrance is £3 to include refreshments. Visitors are always welcome.

Contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725 for more information.

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 contact (tel 518363) – we are happy to come and collect. Proceeds from the day go towards essential maintenance of our beautiful church and churchyard. Thank you!

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 (518033) or Valerie (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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