Events Archive

Event Summary Date
For the Love of Cows CANCELLED Norfolk farmer, Helen Reeve, will explain how she turned her hobby and passion into a business. The competition is "your favourite recipe using milk as the main ingredient". Thursday 9th July 2020 @ 2 - 4pm
Clara Woolnough, Nurse in WWI An opportunity to hear Kate's discoveries from old postcards as well as to learn about nursing in WWI. The story of Clara Woolnough connects to the nearby village of Levington. Thursday 11th June 2020 @ 2 - 4pm
Resolutions 2020 The meeting will hold a discussion on the resolutions for the AGM Thursday 14th May 2020 @ 2 - 4pm
Drought Gardening A presentation on drought gardening given by Sonya Burrows and a competition for a pressed or dry flower picture. Thursday 9th April 2020 @ 2 - 4pm
From Verse to Worse Ann Wilding will give a talk about limericks and there will be a competition for the best written limerick. We shall also be celebrating our 99th birthday. Thursday 12th March 2020 @ 2 - 4pm
The History of Houses A talk by Alan Weeks on how to read the history of houses! Thursday 13th February 2020 @ 2 - 4pm
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Find out more about making the best of the materials which come into our lives Thursday 9th January 2020 @ 2pm - 4pm
Christmas Celebrations A Christmas Celebration Thursday 12th December 2019
Words for Life/Inspiring Women Janet Dann will entertain with Words for Life/Inspiring Women Thursday 14th November 2019
A Royal Year A talk about a Royal Year by Ken Stone with a competition of a commemorative memento of a Royal Occasion Thursday 10th October 2019
Paella and Tapas Company Visit from Ruth Leigh of the Paella and Tapas Company Thursday 12th September 2019
Silver and Gemstones A short talk on Silver and Gemstones with a competition for a pretty piece of jewellery Thursday 11th July 2019
A line judge at Wimbledon A talk on being a line judge at Wimbledon. There will be a competition for the best statement of no more than 20 words of "Your Best Sporting Achievement", photographs, medals & cups may be submitted. Thursday 13th June 2019
Discussion of the resolutions for the AGM Discussion of the resolutions for the National AGM Thursday 9th May 2019
Biberach Revisited Talk about people from Guernsey sent to Germany in WW2. There will be a competition of any WW2 memorabilia. Thursday 11th April 2019
The Minstrels Music, instruments and life of Tudor England Thursday 14th March 2019
Trek for Life A Talk about Everest Base Camp. There will be a competition for a map and photograph of a favourite walk. Thursday 14th February 2019
The History of St Audrey's St Audrey's - Workhouse to Asylum Thursday 10th January 2019
Fused Glass Business meeting and talk on Fused Glass given by Verena Daniels. there will be a competition for the most exotic piece of glassware Thursday 13th December 2018
Visit from Edinburgh Wool Shop Branch AGM and talk by shop manager and a chance to try on and purchase Thursday 8th November 2018
Laughing yoga Active participation in some safe yoga activities and a competition to describe in no more than 20 words - What makes you laugh! Thursday 11th October 2018
Performing Sounds of the 60s An oportunity to perform sounds of the 60s, members to dress in 60s style. Thursday 13th September 2018
World War I Business meeting and talk on WWI given by Ted Payne. Thursday 12th July 2018
RSPB Minsmere How to encourage garden birds to the garden and a competition of a phot/picture of a favourite bird. Thursday 14th June 2018
Resolutions for AGM Business meeting with discussion of the resolutions for the AGM followed by an activity yet to be decided. Thursday 10th May 2018
Hats and Flower Making Magdalaine Snowden will demonstrate hat and flower making with an oportunity for members to participate and make their own. Thursday 12th April 2018
Memories from Stage and Screen Helen Fraser will talk about her stage and screen memories and there will be a competition for theatres programmes Thursday 8th March 2018
A Talk on Kirton of Old Jane Bradburn will speak about Kirton and there will be a competition of a scenic postcard or photo of Kirton in the past. Thursday 8th February 2018
The WI and the 1953 Floods Linda Sexton will speak about the role of the WI during the 1953 floods in Felixstowe Thursday 11th January 2018
Party and Handbells Seasonal celebration Thursday 14th December 2017
Thames Lighterman Talk by a Thames Lghterman Thursday 9th November 2017
Beekepers Bring a Harvest donation for Basic, competition: An insect photograph you have taken Thursday 12th October 2017
Tools With a Mission (Competition : An Old Tool) Thursday 14th September 2017
Dementia Friend Talk about being a Dementia Friend Thursday 13th July 2017
Everyday Tudor Life Everyday Tudor Life £1 per person to the Mary Rose Trust Thursday 8th June 2017
Resolutions Discussion of the Resolutions for 2017 Thursday 11th May 2017
Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses + tasting Thursday 13th April 2017
Don's Melody Makers Birthday Meeting Thursday 9th March 2017
David Empson will speak about the Brave Men of Ipswich Talk about the Brave Men of Ipswich Thursday 9th February 2017
Susan Harvey will talk about being Chairman of Suffolk Coastal District Council Susan Harvey will speak about being Chair of SCDC Thursday 12th January 2017
Christmas Celebrations Celebrating Christmas with friends Thursday 8th December 2016
AGM and talk on Transcendental Meditation AGM followed by talk on Transcendental Meditation given by Felicity Kaplan Thursday 10th November 2016
Touring Austria and England with music Dennis Lumkin exploring Austria and England with music Thursday 13th October 2016
Frock Horror - Confessions of a Costume Designer Pauline Baker telling of frock horrors Thursday 8th September 2016 @ 1400
Kitchen Chemistry Dr Stephn Ashworth from UEA talking and demonstrating kitchen chemistry Thursday 14th July 2016 @ 1400
The Work of the Charity DEBRA Andrea Newman talking about DEBRA, supporting families with severe skin blistering conditions Thursday 9th June 2016 @ 1400
Resolutions and Games Discussion of resolutions for National AGM Thursday 12th May 2016 @ 1400
Suffolk Murders Mark Mower speaking about Suffolk Murders Thursday 14th April 2016 @ 1400
Christmas Party A Christmas party Thursday 10th December 2015 @ 14.00
AGM followed by Stencilling and Card Making Edna and Pauline will lead stencilling and card making after the AGM Thursday 12th November 2015 @ 14.00
A Year in a Suffolk Field Talk by C J Parfitt Thursday 8th October 2015 @ 14.00
Centenary Lunch A lunch to celebrate the WI centenary followed by a talk by Gill Denny Thursday 10th September 2015 @ 13.00
Making a small flower decoration An opportunity to make a flower decoration Thursday 9th July 2015 @ 14.00
The Suffragettes A talk about the Suffragettes by Joy Bounds Thursday 11th June 2015
Resolutions and Games Discussion of the resolutions for the AGM followed by games Thursday 14th May 2015 @ 14.00
Flatford Mill Patricia Hodgkinson from the National Trust will speak about Flatford Mill Thursday 9th April 2015 @ 14.00
Patio and Container Gardening David Garnett from Garnett's Gardens will give a talk on patio and container gardening Thursday 12th March 2015 @ 14.00
Characters at Felixstowe Ferry An entertaining talk focusing on Felixstowe Ferry Tuesday 10th February 2015 @ 14.00
Lady Sue Ryder & the History of her Charity A short talk about the history and work of the Sue Ryder charity Thursday 8th January 2015 @ 14.00
Christmas Fun An afternoon of party fun Thursday 11th December 2014 @ 14.00
Esuubi - The work of a charity giving hope to Ugandan children Talk on the work of a charity Thursday 13th November 2014 @ 14.00
"Rumour" - A Suffolk candal in 1914 in words and pictures An entertaining look back in history Thursday 9th October 2014 @ 14.00
The work of the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service. Talk on the work of Suffolk Accident Rescue service. This event is open to all, do please come and support a very worthwhile organisation. Thursday 11th September 2014 @ 14.00
For the Love of Books A history of books Thursday 10th July 2014 @ 14.00
A Musical Tour Around Britain Enjoy a musical afternoon Thursday 12th June 2014 @ 14.00
Resolutions with Games Discussion on the resolutions followed by social games Thursday 8th May 2014 @ 14.00
Suffolk Hearing Support Service Talk about the work of the Suffolk Hearing Support Service Thursday 10th April 2014 @ 14.00
Peter Batty - The Puch and Judy Show A humourous look at the history and traditions of the Punch and Judy show. Thursday 13th March 2014 @ 14.00
Forty Years at the Forge A sort talk on the workings of a forge Thursday 13th February 2014 @ 14.00
Past and Present of Galloway Coaches A short presentation on the history of Galloway Coaches Thursday 9th January 2014 @ 14.00
An Old Fashioned Christmas Sing-along, poems, Christmas memories, charades etc. Thursday 12th December 2013 @ 2 pm
AGM and talk on Sailing Holiday in New Zealand AGM followed by a talk with slides Thursday 14th November 2013 @ 2 pm
Samaritan's Purse Christmas shoebox collection Thursday 10th October 2013 @ 2 pm
Being a JP Competition - an unusual key Thursday 12th September 2013 @ 2 pm
Strawberry Tea Annual strawberry tea Thursday 8th August 2013
We Only Wanted a Pony Humorous look at children, ponies and horses Thursday 11th July 2013 @ 2 pm
My Life in Special Education Talk on Special Needs education. Competition - A school report Thursday 13th June 2013 @ 2 pm
Resolutions with Beetle Drive Business and Social Thursday 9th May 2013 @ 2 pm
Life in Rural Turkey Talk with recipes and tastings Thursday 11th April 2013 @ 2 pm
Ivan Cutting speaking on Creating Theatre from Local History Ivan Cutting from Eastern Angles Thursday 14th March 2013 @ 2 pm
The Mary Rose, Henry VIII's Ship A talk about the raising of the Mary Rose Thursday 14th February 2013
The Basic Charity Shop Graham Denny will talk on the history and function of the Basic Charity Shops in Felixstowe Thursday 10th January 2013
Victorian Felixstowe Talk by Mr Philip Hadwen Thursday 13th December 2012
AGM followed by The Prison Service and the Roles of a Drugs Dog Branch AGM and talk by Mr Chris Place Thursday 8th November 2012
The Manningtree Witches A talk by Mr Peter Gant. There will also be a trading stall. Thursday 11th October 2012
History of Ipswich A talk by Mrs Ann Day Thursday 13th September 2012
Strawberry Tea Informal tea and chat. Thursday 9th August 2012
Wiltshire Farm Foods Mr Nigel Wright from Wiltshire Farm Foods will give a presentation about the company and their work. Thursday 12th July 2012
Sister Marion Dovey The story of a Port Chaplain Thursday 14th June 2012
Resolutions/Jewish Festivals Discussion and choice of Resolutions for the National AGM. Talk with artifacts about the annual cycle of Jewish Festivals. Thursday 10th May 2012
Your Favourite Recipe Bring a favourite recipe to share Thursday 12th April 2012
Birthday Party/Antiques Road show At our Birthday Meeting Mr James Fletcher will value and talk about antiques taken along by members. This will be followed by a special tea. Thursday 8th March 2012