Snow in Swainsthorpe – 5th February 2012

View of St. Peter's Church Swainsthorpe - 5th February 2012

St. Peter's Church and the Village Green

Church Road

Looking towards Swainsthorpe from the A140

Photographs of Swainsthorpe

Art Exhibition, Flower Festival and Scarecrow Trail held on the 10th and 11th September 2011

A surprise visitor!

The Swainsthorpe Art Exhibition and Flower Festival, held in St. Peter’s Church, had a surprise visit from Radio Norfolk presenter Nanette Aldous from the Sunday morning Treasure Quest radio programme. The Art and Flower Festival was featured “live” on the very popular Sunday morning programme.

Picture shows Jan Flower (left) reading the next clue to Nannette Aldous.

Here are just a few of the photographs taken during the Art Exhibition, Flower Festival and Scarecrow Trail event:

Some of the many visitors to the event.

Some of the Flower Arrangements

Some of the many excellent Scarecrows

The winning Scarecrow



Fete – Saturday 2nd July 2011

The Swainsthorpe Village Fete was opened by the Rt. Hon. Richard Bacon M.P. who was accompanied by his wife and two children. They joined in the fun and “had a go” at most of the events and activities on what was a brilliantly sunny afternoon. Janet Flower, Chairman of the Parish Council,  thanked both for attending and Mrs Bacon was presented with a bouquet of flowers. The Fete raised £1060 towards village funds and Janet thanked everybody for coming along and went on to thank all members of the PIGs (Project Ideas Group) , lead by Tracy Moulton, for their hard work in making this year’s Fete a great success.

Richard Bacon MP opening Fete

The Cutting of the Tape

Presentation of Flowers to Victoria Bacon



Having a Chat

The Book Stall

Tea and Cakes

Hook the Duck

Keep Fit

Wet The Walley

Sack Race

Face Painting

Egg and Spoon

Tug of War - For Men!

Tug of War - Get Set!

Tug of War - The Winners!



“Celebration of Music” – St. Peter’s Church – 18th June 2011

An audience of over 90 people including mums, dads and grandparents attended the Swainsthorpe  “Celebration of Music” event held in St. Peter’s Church on Saturday 18th June 2011. The music and songs were provided by the Loddon Singers, the Newton Flotman Primary School Singers and Ukulele Band. The Jacobs Ladder Band with solo performances by Isabel Wolfe on the flute, Alex Preece violin, Cody Webster keyboard and Jill Wheeler organ.  All funds raised will go towards the Swainsthorpe Community Facility Project. The Swainsthorpe Project Ideas Group wish to thank the cast, Jeremy Johns – Head Teacher of Newton Flotman Primary School, the audience and the sponsors for their support. 

A “sell out” audience attending the “Celebration of Music” event held in St. Peter’s Church




Newton Flotman Primary School Singers, conducted by Helen Magee, and the Loddon Singers, conducted by Ann Johnson



Newton Flotman Primary School Singers

Newton Flotman Primary School Singers with the Loddon Singers

Newton Flotman Primary School Ukulele Band with Head Teacher – Jeremy Johns

Keyboard Solo – Cody Webster

Flute Solo – Isabel Wolfe

Violin Solo – Alex Preece

Organ Recital – Jill Wheeler

The Jacob’s Ladder Band

Presentation of Flowers by Jan Flower to Margaret Robins lead organiser of the event and member of the Swainsthorpe Project Ideas Group




Village Green Party – Celebrating the Royal Wedding

Over 100 residents, friends and relations celebrated the Royal Wedding in style on the Village Green at Swainsthorpe. “Dressed to Impress” was the theme and there were some wonderful creations. Councillor Claire Stevens had a difficult job determining the winner in each of three age categories. Ages up to 10 years, 11 to 18 years and the grown ups! The winner of each category can be seen in the photographs taken on a brilliant sunny day.

Time for a Picnic

Residents and friends enjoying a picnic

Winner of the "Dressed to Impress" Age Group up to 10 years


Winner of the "Dressed to Impress" Age group 11 - 18 years

Winner of the "Dressed to Impress" Age group "Grown ups"

Members of the Swainsthorpe Project Ideas Group (PIG's)

Members of the Swainsthorpe Project Ideas Group (PIG's) being thanked for all their hard work in organising the event.


Coffee Morning/Easter Egg Hunt 16th April 2011

Easter mini garden

Ready, steady GO! The Easter Egg hunt is on.

Swainsthorpe School

Swainsthorpe Railway