Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

September 2019

September Dates for your diary:–

5th September:– WI meeting - see below

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

24th September:– Brancaster Camera Club - see below

26th September:– Parish Council Meeting - see below

Advance notice:– 3rd October:– WI open meeting - see below

Stanhoe Parish Council Matters:–

  • Norfolk County Council Rangers:– You may have noticed the Rangers have visited the village and tidied the footpath from the Bircham Road to The Duck, have cleared the Cross Lane ditches, and the road sweeper has cleaned alongside the kerbs, all in order to keep the village looking smart. Any similar jobs which consider need addressing should be referred to Wayne Leighton, Parish Clerk at or on 01485 518570.

  • No other special news from the Parish Council this month:– but please note the next Parish Council meeting will take place on Thursday September 26th at 6:00pm in the Reading Room. Anyone is welcome to attend.

  • 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.

Reminder:– 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.

The Old and The New:–

Thursday 5th September 2:00pm:– Please join us to hear Heather Flint talk about the traditional craft of smocking, with samples of work for us to admire. The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS

Medical detection dogs:– all welcome

Thursday 3rd October 2:00pm:– Visitors are welcome to our talk by Norma Howell, “Medical Detection Dogs”. Norma will guide us through the world of bio-detection and the increasingly popular use of medical alert assistance dogs.

WI information:–

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

Brancaster Camera Club:–

We only have one evening planned for 24th September which is an evening with David Morris, a professional photographer.

Visitors are most welcome. We meet in Brancaster Staithe village Hall at 7:30 pm. Entrance is £3 to include coffee, etc.

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

September by John Updike

The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

A back to school poem by Kenn Nesbitt

I’ve heard that you can’t get in trouble
for something that you didn’t do.
My mother said that was correct.
My teacher confirmed it was true.
I’m guessing they must not have meant it;
imagine my shock and dismay
when I found out I was in trouble
for not doing homework today.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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