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Joint winners - Honours were shared at the annual match between Stalham and Holt at Rossi’s, North Walsham. Although the margin of victory in the bowls was narrower than last year, the 15-strong squad from Holt & District Farmers’ Club retained the Adams & Howling Trophy. With a match total of 84 points, it was a comfortable margin over Stalham’s 54 total. In the ten-pin, Stalham also retained the trophy by 253 – as the team scored a total of 2815 to 2562.
Entry added: 27 Feb 2017
More players needed for Friday's bowls and 10-pin please. We're still a handful of players light. Contact the secretary urgently, please. Meet at Rossi's, North Walsham, for 4.15pm prompt start.
Entry added: 20 Feb 2017
Trophy goes west - It was a vintage year for malting barley - and the supreme championship in the annual competition between the members of Stalham and Holt & District Farmers' Club has gone west! The judge, Bob King, of the Crisp Malting Group, had no hesitation in awarding the trophy to a spring barley sample of Husky grown at Church Farm, Heacham, by Melton Harrold. Those with long memories might recall that one of the last supreme champion samples of the national malting barley competition was grown on that same farm in 1989. The results of Stalham's competitions will be announced at the annual dinner on Wednesday, March 15. Applications for tickets invited now from the secretary.
Entry added: 20 Feb 2017
Players - any ability needed to defend Stalham's trophy cupboard. Stalham's won the 10-pin trophy last year, which chairman Jonathan Deane is extremely reluctant to keep. And, of course, his daughter, Abby Coller, was top scorer in the women's section! On a more serious note, we have half a dozen of the 18 needed for 10-pin and 10 of the 18 needed for bowls against Holt Farmers on Friday, February 24 at Rossi's, North Walsham. It starts at 4.15pm, and ends with a roast supper - £20 all in. Names to Michael Pollitt on 01603 486997 or michaelbpollitt@btinternet.com See news and newsletter, left, for those playing.
Entry added: 15 Feb 2017
Thank you to Stalham Farmers' Club. Big C sent a certificate following the donation of £2,000 raised at the 175th anniversary drinks party. See news and news letter section.
Entry added: 15 Feb 2017
Using a mobile phone to detect crop diseases. Dr Matt Clark, of the Earlham Institute on Norwich Research Park, said that new techniques to "smell" plant diseases could be fitted to a sensor on a mobile phone. And it could help farmers and grower detect possible problems before they became visible to the eye, he said. In a fascinating talk to the 175th annual meeting, he spoke of the achievements of this world-class research institute and how it could benefit human health and farming. Details - See Reports.
Entry added: 10 Feb 2017
Chairman re-elected - Members invited Jonathan Deane, of Ingham, who led the club through a highly successful anniversary year, to serve a second term at the 175th annual meeting at the Norfolk Mead Hotel, Coltishall. He was unanimously re-elected as was the vice-chairman, Henry Alston, of Billockby. Mr Deane urged members to support the forthcoming bowls and ten-pin competition at Rossi's on Friday, February 24 (4pm) and to let the secretary, Michael Pollitt, know as soon as possible. See full AGM report in meetings' section.
Entry added: 09 Feb 2017
The Anniversary year has been a huge success for the Club, with increases in membership, donations and traffic on the website! Please read Michael's in depth report under the News Letters and Notes tab on the left.
Entry added: 06 Feb 2017
Bowls
Friday, February 24th, Rossi's, North Walsham.
Members (and friends) are invited to take part in the annual bowls and 10-pin against Holt & District Farmers' Club at Rossi's, North Walsham. We need a total of 18 players for bowls and 18 for ten-pin. Please arrive by 4pm, ready for a prompt start - and the evening will end with a roast for supper. And the price has been pegged at £20.
To date, the club has four players of the 36 needed. Support would be greatly appreciated - and please let the secretary, Michael Pollitt or chairman Jonathan Deane know if you can play. And bring a friend too.
Entry added: 01 Feb 2017
Annual dinner
Wednesday, March 15, 7pm for 7.30pm - Norfolk Mead Hotel, Coltishall, NR12 7DN.
Sir Nicholas Bacon, chairman of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association's council and the president of the Royal Horticultural Society, will propose the toast to Agriculture and the Stalham Farmers' Club. He will also present the trophies for the club's competitions.
Tickets for the dinner - cost £40 - either by cheque to Stalham Farmers' Club, 60, Chamberlin Road, Norwich NR3 3LY, or payment to the club's bank - Barclays 20 99 21 and account 40827886. Please let the secretary know if you pay direct to the bank - otherwise your booking will not be accepted.
Tables will be the same as last year and there is a maximum of 170 places - either on tables or 12 or 11. And most importantly, if you arrange a table, please let me know the names. This will prevent "double booking" which has frequently occurred in the past.
Applications much be received by Wednesday, March 8th. The hotel needs final numbers at least a week before the dinner.
And if there are any dietary issues, please also let me know.

Entry added: 01 Feb 2017
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