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Over the years the Stalham has invited a series of leading speakers in the agricultural industry to address members. Although meetings were suspended from around 1916 to 1919 and again in the Second World War, the club’s long-term success has been helped by the loyalty of succeeding generations of members and officers.

There have only been eight presidents since the club was formed in December 1841 and some 15 secretaries during the same period.

In 2014 – it stands at 10 presidents and 16 secretaries.


A sign of the times. Farming's economic importance in Norfolk is often depicted on villages signs. One of our keen cycling members, David Faulkner has photographed a number of village signs showing tractors ploughing, with ears of barley and wheat. There are now 20 on the club's website. If you like to add your village sign to our photographic library, please send your image to tim@lfpapworth.co.uk And given the great success of the monthly photo library in April and May with a total of 144 already posted, it is planned to carry on with a new series, June 2020. Your help as ever much appreciated. [26/05/20]
EDP highlights club's photogallery - The beauty of Norfolk’s spring wildlife and landscapes has been captured by keen farming photographers – illustrating how the life and work of the countryside is continuing during the lockdown. Stalham Farmers' Club compiled the colourful gallery of images after former chairman Tim Papworth launched a photographic challenge to keep club members in touch during this time of social isolation - especially those who are more elderly and vulnerable, confined to their homes. [01/05/20]
A dozen of the best, now actually a baker's dozen! What a great result since the "Spring 2020" scenes from across Broadland and east Norfolk was launched on the club's website more than a week ago. As many of our members, including a number of elderly and those potentially vulnerable, are isolating, webmaster Tim Papworth issued a friendly challenge. Simply take a photograph on the farm, your neighbour's or your garden and he'll add it to the countryside portfolio of images. It has been a great success and more than three dozen have been posted including from the following - John Grier, Mary Beck, David Faulkner, Nick Deane, David Bond, James Brown, Ray Andrews, Richard Hirst, Robert Hirst, Ellie Hirst, Sally Mitchell, Louis Baugh, Alistair Wright. Please add you own contribution by sending to tim@lfpapworth.co.uk To view the images, click on photo gallery (on the left-hand side) and it brings up Spring 2020. [21/04/20]
A natural cycle in Broadland - Bitterns booming and cranes calling - all part and parcel of life on the Broads. In our Spring 2020 photo gallery Louis Baugh said that bitterns can be heard from the back door of Neatishead Hall - as they've been vocal for the past month or so. And a flight of 13 common cranes was seen heading towards Barton Broad, he said. Other members including Robert Hirst, who sent a photo of lambs and a ewe, and Alistair Wright have been busy with their cameras too. See photo gallery on the left, click on Spring 2020. Please sent images to webmaster Tim Papworth. [15/04/20]
Look at our photographic talent - A sprinkling of photographs has been added to the club's website in our latest feature. If you look at the Photo Gallery tab on the left-hand side, and click on Spring 2020, you'll see almost a dozen pictures selected by members and friends of the club. And if you're confined to barracks, enjoy some of scenes taken by our talented photographers. Of course, if you'd like to celebrate Spring 2020, then send your photographs to our webmaster Tim Papworth at tim@lfpapworth.co.uk He's very kindly put up some photos of potato planting at Tuttington. A family dog is also photographed enjoying the sunshine and there's superb pictures of checking the sheep on horseback - not quite Australian-style - and some oilseed rape in full flower. Thanks to all, who have submitted photographs - please keep them coming. [12/04/20]

Today's Date:
Fri 29 May 2020