Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

November 2020

'Hands, face, space' advice from the NHS

'We're in this together' quotation from the WHO

Stanhoe Parish Council Matters:–

  • Pond:– We hope you like the work that we have done on the pond; the wildlife are certainly enjoying the current rainfall to keep them afloat; and we have been working on ideas to keep the pond topped up in the dry summer periods. Cost is an issue; ideas welcome!

  • Playground:– We are planning to put up low fencing around the play equipment to keep dogs, and their contributions, away and also because Covid concerns mean usage has to be controllable meaning we can ‘lock’ the area if necessary. We expect to start work in mid-November.

  • Village Clean:– A big cheer for Trevor and his young team for joining the Council effort on the clean-up morning on Sept 19th. We were pleasantly surprised that the rubbish/waste was somewhat less than in previous years.

  • Parish Council Meetings:– The next meeting is scheduled to take place at 6:00pm on 12th November. However, we are still forced to have ‘virtual’ rather than physical meetings but please forward any views, concerns or comments to our Clerk on 07789 887380 or by 12:00pm on the day of the meeting. We would like to hear from you and appreciate your help in keeping things as normal as possible in these strange times.

Cycling duo:–

Question:– Is there no stopping them? Will they keep it up when life is back to normal? Will they keep it up once winter kicks in?

Answer:– You were quite right with your surmising about our continuing cycling, and I probably could have given you the answers even back in March – largely negative!!

However, for now, we struggle on when we can, but avoiding wind and rain, and we have now reached a total of 765 miles, as at 14th October…. At least it blows the cobwebs away, and gets the lungs and joints working occasionally.

Wright’s Charity:–

Under the terms of the above Charity, small awards may be available to up to five young persons in Stanhoe who are in senior school, further education and training or apprenticeships. The awards are towards necessary costs of their learning and are payable upon submission of relevant receipts. Anyone wishing to apply should contact the Secretary on tel: 01485 518409.


Any items of interest or suggestions to be included in next Saints Alive.

Please send them to (tel 517 005).

The answers to last month’s History quiz:–

1 Count (Von) Zeppelin
2 George Washington
3 John Adams
4 Six women
5 Belfast
6 Josephine
7 Bonn
8 Corsica
9 Nine children
10 The Korean War
11 In the year 1913
12 The Persian empire
13 Louis XIV
14 Hadrian’s Wall
15 Rudolf Hess
16 Erik de Rode
17 Pancho Villa
18 Parthenon
19 Reformation
20 Leopold I
21 New Amsterdam
22 Sri Lanka
23 Lutetia
24 Melbourne
25 Russia

And finally:– Easy Riddles (answers next month)

  1. Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it?
  2. Riddle: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
  3. Riddle: What month of the year has 28 days?
  4. Riddle: What is full of holes but still holds water?
  5. Riddle: What question can you never answer yes to?
  6. Riddle: What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
  7. Riddle: There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs?
  8. Riddle. What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?
  9. Riddle: What goes up but never comes down?
  10. Riddle: A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why?

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