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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.


Annual dinner picture gallery Photographer Simon Finlay captured the magic of the latest annual dinner with more than 150 shots - and some candid images too. Flick through the slide show - go to Photo Gallery (left) and find Club Dinner 2024. [19/03/24]
Superb annual dinner:- A move to the Lodge, Salhouse, for the club’s annual dinner and presentation of prizes was a spectacular success. When retiring chairman William Sands thanked the team, there was loud applause from the company of 115 members and guests. The guest speaker Mark Nicholas, of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Agricultural Association, presented the awards and Mr Sands handed over the chairman’s gavel to his successor Jonathan Pye. It was also announced that Stalham’s John McLeod had won the inter-club supreme malting barley award with a sample of Maris Otter. Full story, see the Minutes and Reports on the left. [18/03/24]
February’s five inches of rainfall – Sunshine, wind and yet more rain on Friday, March 1. Rainfall recorder and Stalham Farmers’ Club member Alistair Wright logged almost three times more rainfall at Church Farm, Stalham, than the 32-year average for February. As a recorder for the Norfolk Rainfall Organisation, a total of 124.6mm (or almost five inches) fell during the 29 days of February. Average rainfall in February, 32-year average - 46.76mm and the 10-year average - 45.9mm. His late father, Nigel, started recording in 1971 and according to his records, the previous wettest February months were – 2010, 92.63mm; 1990, 77.8mm and 1977, 73.91mm. It does seem that the long-term trend is for heavier rainfall in the winter months. [01/03/24]
Swimmer raises charity cash - A donation of £750 was made on behalf of Stalham Farmers’ Club to the Holt Youth Project following Tom Hume’s inspirational talk about swimming the Channel last September. For more than an hour, Stalham’s first member to complete the 23-mile crossing held his 30-strong audience spellbound. Mr Hume and a friend, Ed Sargent, from Thurning, raised £50,000 for the project. Robin Baines proposed the donation, which was enthusiastically agreed. Full report – See minutes and reports on the left [10/02/24]
New chairman elected – Jonathan Pye takes the wheel as chairman after the club’s annual dinner on March 13, 2024. He succeeds William Sands, who opened the 182nd annual meeting at Wroxham Barns on Wednesday, February 7. A new membership secretary Jo Willetts was appointed. There were 30 members and guests present and 19 members attended the supper beforehand. After the formal business, club member and veterinary surgeon Tom Hume gave a fascinating insight into his three-year training programme to swim the Channel Last September. A total of 76 solo swimmers crossed last year – and he joins the elite club of 1,903 who have completed the 21-mile swim since 1875. Meeting report - See minutes and reports on the left [08/02/24]

Today's Date:
Mon 15 April 2024

Next Event

Saturday 04 May 2024
Norfolk YFC's anniversary "Oak Ball"
Norfolk Showground
Times: 7.30pm
Details, County office 01603 748931.