Category: Womens Institute

  • February 2024 Report

    In our February meeting we went on a whistle stop tour, “Exploring East Anglia by Bus Pass”! The speaker, Pip, was reluctant at first to acquire a bus Pass, being teased when he reached a certain age that it was the thing to do. However, having taken the bait, he now enjoys touring the countryside…

  • January Meeting 2024

    Our last meeting of 2023 was a Christmas party. The committee greeted members with a glass of mulled wine, which really got the conversation going, and then, unusually for Christmas, we had a takeaway fish and chips lunch! After a brief business meeting, we indulged in tea and mince pies to accompany a topical question.…

  • March 2023

    Kirton and Falkenham Womens’ InstituteWe had a wonderful meeting in March to celebrate our 102nd birthday. We invited other local WI’s, as is the custom, and also representatives from village groups. With more people than usual we took advantage of the larger Church Hall. Our speaker was David Webb – one of the twins from…

  • January 2023

    Next meeting: 2pm on Thursday 9th February at the Village HallSpeaker: Norma HowellTopic: Medical Detection and Alert Assistance DogsCompetition: A favourite dog photoOur last outing of the year was a Riverboat trip from Waldringfield to Felixstowe on a beautiful sunny day in early October. Fifteen members enjoyed cruising along the calm Deben listening to the commentary about the…

  • May 2022

    Next Meeting: 2pm on the 9th June at the Kirton Village HallSpeaker: Colin Hopper who is doing a paper sculpture demonstration.Competition: Making a decorated headdress incorporating paper. The newly refurbished Village Hall was our venue this month after a lapse of several months and looked very spick and span! May is always our Resolutions Meeting…

  • March 2022

    Next Meeting: 2pm on Thursday, 14th April at Kirton Village HallSpeaker: David Webb known for his role in the TV series Hi de Hi.Competition: A holiday photograph from the 1980’s. Our Christmas/Winter lunch very nearly became a Spring lunch this year due to Covid restrictions but we did manage to meet up on Thursday 3rd March…

  • December 2019 + January 2020

    Next meeting: Thursday 13th February at 2.00 pm. Mr Alan Weeks will be giving a talk: ‘The History of Houses’ December and January meeting report:Kirton and Falkenham W.I celebrated Christmas with a fish and chip lunch. A legacy from June Shepherd provided the funds for this treat and she was toasted in mulled wine. Fun…

  • November 2019

    Next meeting: Thursday 12th November 2019 at 1.15 pm. Please note the earlier time. There will be a fish and chip lunch followed by party games!January meeting: The title of Sharon Lockhart’s talk is ‘Renew, Reuse, Recycle’ and the competition is to upcycle a plastic bottle. November meeting report:Janet Danu spoke to us about women…

  • October 2019

    Next meeting: Thursday 14th November 2019 at 2.00 pm. Janet Dann is the speaker in November. Her talk is titled ‘Inspiring Women/ Words for Life’. It is also the date of the AGM. The committee will be elected and if you would like to volunteer in any way please contact Chris (see details below). October…

  • September 2019

    Next Meeting: 10th OctoberSpeaker: Ken Stone on ‘A Royal Year’Competition: A commemorative memento of a Royal Occasion SEPTEMBER MEETING REPORT 2019 Our speaker this month was Ruth Leigh from the Paella and Tapas Company which is a catering company with a decidedly Spanish theme. Ruth caters for parties of all sizes and uses authentic Spanish…

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