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Resolutions & Town Plan

Marcelle Heath reading the 2014 resolution, this year the WI want to encourage people to make their wishes known regarding organ donation.

“The NFWI notes that three people die every day whilst waiting for an organ transplant. We call on every member of the WI to make their wishes regarding organ donation known, and to encourage their families and friends, and members of their local communities to do likewise.”

Lynn Walker

This was followed by a talk by Lynn Walker about the Aldeburgh Town Plan, Lynn explained the ideas that have so far been put forward. What did we think of the ideas and did the WI have anything to add to the discussion. Some interesting and amusing ideas were expressed, not all of them legal or practical.

Cheque for WI charity

Jenny Scott receiving a cheque for £50 from Lynn Walker, as a thank you, for WI members providing the teas at an Aldeburgh Town Plan meeting. The money will go toward Aldeburgh WI’s chosen charity, which is for the purchase of an additional blood pressure monitor, for Aldeburgh Surgery.

June 6, 2014   Comments Off on Resolutions & Town Plan

A History of Tea

A fascinating talk about the history of tea by Mr Peter Booth-Smith. Where the tea came from, how it was grown and how we became such a tea drinking country. Quite a few interesting teapots were brought for the competition. See the images below. For more photographs click here.

First Prize

WI Lecture on Tea

April 21, 2014   Comments Off on A History of Tea

Birthday Lunch with a touch of Magic

Birthday Lunch

The WI birthday lunch was much appreciated by all, good food and excellent company. It was followed by a very amusing and entertaining talk on Magic by Colin Hopper, all about chinese wands, headless ducks and magic string. The afternoon ended with tea and cake, the cake  made and beautifully decorated by Dana Taylor.

March 23, 2014   Comments Off on Birthday Lunch with a touch of Magic

Radioactive Glass – Yes Please


An interesting talk by Barrie Skelcher,  all about radioactivity in different types of glassware. Why uranium was added to the glass mix and how it affected the colour of the glass. Barrie showed us glass, glowing under an ultraviolet lamp and he also tested various items using a geiger counter.

An amazing variety of glass paper weights were entered into the monthly competition.

February 19, 2014   Comments Off on Radioactive Glass – Yes Please

January Meeting


Jan Cox accepting a cheque for £600 for the Aldeburgh United Charities.

Robinson Cup

Denise has won the Robinson Cup for competitions once again, well done.

February 5, 2014   Comments Off on January Meeting

Christmas Lunch 2013

Christmas Lunch

A lovely lunch, well organised by our committee, good food and excellent company. The lunch was followed by an informative talk, by James Howard-Dobson, on computers and broadband.  During his illustrated talk, James gave details of the type of computers available, the costs involved and the need for a broadband connection. For more photographs please click here.

January 2, 2014   Comments Off on Christmas Lunch 2013

Coffee Morning at Hall Farm


  A cup of tea and a scone at the Hall Farm Cafe

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November 6, 2013   Comments Off on Coffee Morning at Hall Farm

When Driving Was Fun

A Talk by Tom Tyler – 10th July 2013


An interesting and highly humorous talk on driving in the early days. Highlighting the differences between cars of today and cars of yesterday, noting the things we now take for granted.

August 16, 2013   Comments Off on When Driving Was Fun

Prior’s Oak Wildlife Garden


On 14th June Aldeburgh WI enjoyed their Annual Educational Outing to the Wildlife Garden at Prior’s Oak, Aldeburgh by kind permission of Mrs. Trudie Willis. The weather was perfect and everyone enjoyed strolling round the immaculate vegetable garden and the beautiful cultivated areas as well as the wildlife friendly area of the garden with its ponds and butterfly area.

The collections in the vintage railway carriage and the summer house proved very interesting, and members had fun meeting Mrs. Willis’s collection of tortoises. Laurie Wiseman had brought along his portable bee colony and we puzzled to find the location of the queen. Mike Swindells showed us a fascinating selection of moths caught in both his and the Prior’s Oak garden the previous night. We had not realised that moths were so beautiful or so varied.

After a very enjoyable and informative afternoon we were treated to tea and delicious cakes on the veranda – the perfect ending to the afternoon.

Sally Swindells

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July 24, 2013   Comments Off on Prior’s Oak Wildlife Garden