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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.


Astonishing rainfall total recorded in east Norfolk – An astonishing rainfall record was set in October in east Norfolk as more than 11 inches was recorded. More than twice the previous monthly rainfall total was recorded – breaking a near 50-year record. Alistair Wright tipped out 270mm in the month at the family’s Church Farm – smashing the rainfall total for October 1974 of 125.98mm, recorded by his late father Nigel. “We had 32mm in the first two and the deluge in the second half of the month as 238mm was recorded,” said Mr Wright, who a former chairman of Stalham Farmers’ Club. “We had several, really heavy showers that came in off the sea on a north-westerly that just sat over us and really topped the totals up,” he added. As a recorder for Norfolk Rainfall Organisation from 1972 for almost half a century, Nigel Wright, who was a long-serving secretary to the club, noted that his wettest year was 1987 with 920.23mm (36.22 ins). For previous Octobers, he recorded the following 1974 - 125.98mm 1987 - 109.87mm 2019 - 121.2mm The average 30-year monthly rainfall (to 2022) was 73.18mm and the 10-year average was 68.84mm. And given that a total of 89mm has already been recorded at Stalham in November by Mr Wright, it has been an incredibly wet autumn. [27/11/23]
SUPPER INVITATION – Wednesday, December 6. Join our speaker Anna Hill at Wroxham Barns NR12 8QU for supper. A presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today for the past 25 years and award-winning broadcaster for the On Your Farm programme., she lives in Norwich. Anna also presented the NFU’s centenary pageant at the 2019 Royal Norfolk Show. Supper, includes a welcome first drink, costs £20. Please let the secretary know if you’d like to join the chairman, Will Sands, by Monday, December 4 (10am) at the latest. Jack Stuttle’s team served a great meal at our opening meeting, which was enjoyed by 17 members. He will be serving - Seared pork fillet, roasted new potatoes, tender stem broccoli, carrots and a sage and onion gravy Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream. Bookings, in advance to the secretary, michaelbpollitt@btinternet.com or telephone 01603 486997. All bookings will be acknowledged. Meet at Wroxham Barns from about 6pm – supper served at 6.30pm and the meeting proper at 7.30pm. Payment may be made online if convenient - bank details below or cash on the night. [22/11/23]
CONGRATULATIONS – Our first 2024 speaker Henry Lamb has won the Young Vet of the Year Award. He’ll be talking on Wednesday, January 10 at a joint meeting with North Walsham Young Farmers' Club. A trustee of YANA (You Are Not Alone), he will be talking about avian flu and the implications for farmed poultry and wild birds. Well-travelled, Henry has also been advising poultry farmers in the United States. All welcome to the meeting at Wroxham Barns and join the chairman Will Sands for supper. [22/11/23]
New venue - An encouraging start for the club's new venue at Wroxham Barns. The supper before the meeting was first-class with very generous portions and enjoyed by the 17 members, guests and speaker Peter Crawley. A new member, Vera Gacic, an agronomist from Blofield, was welcomed. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 6 when Anna Hill, of BBC Radio 4 will be speaking. If you'd like to join the supper beforehand, let the secretary know. The meeting report is under the meeting and reports tab 2023 on the left of your screen. [09/11/23]
Autumn Farmers Update with Brown&Co Professionals Thu 9 Nov 2023 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aylsham Town Hall, NR11 6EL We invite you to a farmers breakfast meeting, where after recognising challenges to farm businesses, we look at some of the solutions which might be available to you and how we can work together to make some positive next steps for your success. Experts across our Land Agency, Planning and Agri-Business Consultancy teams will be ready to take your questions. Bacon rolls and coffee will be available. We look forward to seeing you there. LOCATION Aylsham Town Hall, NR11 6EL Please Book with Andrew Spinks Andrew.Spinks@Brown-co.com [07/11/23]

Today's Date:
Wed 29 November 2023

Next Event

Wednesday 06 December 2023
Broadcasting to the nation!
Supper 6pm Meeting 7.30pm
Times: Wroxham Barns, NR12 8QU
Anna Hill, winner of a 2001 Sony Gold Award for best BBC news programme for the On Your Farm series, lives in Norwich. For the past quarter of a century, she has presented Radio 4’s Farming Today.