Saturday, 11 May 2019

Busy time for Old Buckenham WI

What the WI has been up to

The month of April was a busy one for Old Buckenham WI. On Friday 12 April five members joined 750 WI members in Norwich Cathedral for a service to celebrate 100 years of the Norfolk Federation. The service was led by the Dean of Norwich and reflected the work of the Federation since 1919.
On Thursday 18 April week Old Buckenham WI met with other WIs in the area for a group meeting when the guest speaker was Kate Prout, a roving reporter from Anglia TV. At the regular monthly meeting the following week the speaker was Simon White who gave an insight into the history of Peter Beales Roses and talked about the forthcoming developments of the nursery in Attleborough.
The following day twelve members with friends embarked on two local walks as part of the Women Walk the World Day event. The walks were followed by a light lunch in the Village Hall and raised £143 for Associated Country Women of the World, which raises funds the education of women in third world countries and of which the WI is a founder member.
The next event is a Coffee Morning on Saturday 1 June at 59 Fen Street, by kind permission of Roy and Pat Dickinson, from 10.30am. Please do come along – this is an excellent opportunity to see around Roy and Pat’s delightful garden. The next monthly meeting is on Thursday 27 June when the speaker will be Julie Porter talking about 'Re-cycling with a difference'.

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