June 2012


Kirton and Falkenham W.I. has two treats coming up in the near future. On August 9th we are going to indulge in a strawberry tea along with a raffle and bring and buy stall in the garden of our President Iris Hitchen’s house, weather permitting. Then on September 11th we are hoping to get together for a fish and chip lunch at a local restaurant, an event that is always popular with the members. In October the local federation is organising a trip to Bletchley Park, the historic site of secret British code-breaking activities in World War II, and some of us are hoping to go along.

Our June speaker was Sister Marion Davy who works for the Apostleship of the Sea, otherwise known as Stella Maris. She acts as chaplain to ships that visit various ports around the coast of East Anglia, in particular the great container port at Felixstowe. Although a Roman Catholic she one of only three female maritime chaplains in the UK and holds this position despite her church’s disapproval of women priests.

May 2012

At our May meeting we discussed the resolution which is to go before the National AGM at the Albert Hall at the end of May. The wording of the resolution runs as follows: There are chronic shortages of midwives. The NFWI calls on the Government to increase investment in the training, employment and retention of midwives in England and Wales to ensure services are adequately resourced and are able to deliver a high standard of care. Read More...

March 2012


I received a very nice letter this morning from Nacton W.I. thanking Kirton and Falkenham for their hospitality on the instance of our 91st birthday meeting. They commented on the warm welcome that was extended to them, the charming speaker, the delicious food and the jolly good company. I think this just about sums up the event that took place on the afternoon of March 8th, the second Thursday of the month. Read More...

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