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A Day in the Life of the Aldeburgh Town Clerk

Our November 14th meeting will be held at the Church Hall and our talk will be about “A Day in the Life of the Town Clerk” which will be given by Ruth Proctor.

Prior to the Talk will be the AGM so we hope you can make it!

November 9, 2018   Comments Off on A Day in the Life of the Aldeburgh Town Clerk

Blossom Appeal Coffee Morning

Aldeburgh WI invite you to a coffee morning in the Church Hall on Friday 5th. 10 – 12 noon. The event is to raise funds for the Blossom Appeal for a new Breast Cancer centre at Ipswich Hospital. The entrance fee of £2.50 includes coffee and cake of your choice. There will be a cake and produce stall and a raffle. Please do come and help us raise money for this worthy cause.

October 2, 2018   Comments Off on Blossom Appeal Coffee Morning

Aldeburgh Carnival 2018

Aldeburgh WI participated in this years Carnival on Monday 20th August. A special thank you to Sue, Annique and her husband Mo for constructing the rocket and making our masks to enable us to “Fly high with the WI”

August 23, 2018   Comments Off on Aldeburgh Carnival 2018

Summer Lunch 2018

On the 21st July 2018 a fund raising lunch was held by Aldeburgh WI. This was in aid of The Blossom Appeal from the Ipswich Hospital Charity. Over seventy five people attended the lunch in the Church Hall and with the additional help of a Tombola, Plant, Scarf & Jewellery stalls we managed to raise £785. We had a record turnout for the lunch which was supplied by the Committee and members consisting of quiches, cold meats and salads, followed by a wonderful selection of desserts. Thank you to everyone who supported the day to make it a our best ever fund raiser.

August 9, 2018   Comments Off on Summer Lunch 2018

Birthday Lunch

WI Birth Party

Aldeburgh WI celebrated their birthday with fish and chips lunch, followed by a talk by Mr Ted Wheatley on Memorable Meals. A splendid birthday cake was made by Dana Taylor.

April 13, 2015   Comments Off on Birthday Lunch

Subscriptions & A Cream Tea

First the necessary bit ~ the paying of our subscriptions. Then Denise Ward showed us the items, which we had helped Aldeburgh Surgery purchase, through our various fund raising activities,  they are:-

24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor & additional cuffs and accessories,
Classic Blood Pressure Monitor
Wheelchair – large
Paediatric and Adult pulse Oximeter – for measuring blood oxygen
Otoscope – for looking in ears
New Practitioner Diagnostic set

This was followed by a thoroughly enjoyable cream tea, with home made scones from the committee.  Some of the members hobbies were on show, these included dolls houses, bookbinding and paintings. Shirley Maunder won the Robinson cup for competitions and Jean our president, was presented with a delightful cake made by Dana Taylor, in celebration of her 50 years with Aldeburgh WI.

Jean & Cake

For more pictures of the meeting please click here

February 2, 2015   Comments Off on Subscriptions & A Cream Tea

Christmas Lunch



A Christmas Lunch was enjoyed by many Aldeburgh WI ladies, with the stalwart committee members working hard in the kitchen to provide a delicious meal.  Everyone received a small gift and lunch was followed by a Christmas singalong.


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January 8, 2015   Comments Off on Christmas Lunch

Searching for the Northern Lights by Mr Chris Parfitt


A fascinating talk about a journey to Tromsø and beyond.  Tromsø is 200 miles within the Arctic Circle, it has snow on the ground from September to April.  Plus it has very long days and very long nights (twilights) depending on the time of year. It is one of the best places to view the Northern Lights, though as Chris explained getting a photograph of the lights is not that easy.


During the talk, we learnt about heated pavements, avalanche fences, underground road systems, shopping on skis and dried fish.  I definitely want to visit to Norway after such an interesting talk.

October 21, 2014   Comments Off on Searching for the Northern Lights by Mr Chris Parfitt

Summer Lunch


On the 26th July a fund raising lunch was served by the WI committee. This was in aid of a second blood pressure monitor at Aldeburgh Surgery. Over seventy people attended the lunch in the Church Hall and with the additional help of a tombola stall, we managed to raise over £600. A great selection of quiches, cold cuts and salads was on offer, followed by a wonderful array of desserts. To see more images, especially of the hard working committee, please click here

September 4, 2014   Comments Off on Summer Lunch

Felting Yesterday & Today

Judith Geater a WI from Leiston came to speak to us about a resolution concerning Charity Shops. Her resolution concerned the selling of new items in charity shops, items that weren’t from Fair Trade or that didn’t connect directly with the charity for example bought in Christmas Cards.This she felt this was unfair to other traders, especially as charity shops get preferential rates, we gave her our unanimous backing.


An absolutely fascinating talk by Elizabeth Taylor, on the subject of felting. The first thing I learnt was that felt was the oldest known textile. Evidence of a kind of pre-felt having been found on Mummies in the Taklamakan Desert in north west China dating to ca. 2000 BCE. To read more about these Mummies, please click here and here. Elizabeth went on to describe her various visits to a Felt master in Eastern Turkey and a Felt Mistress in Kyrgyzstan. She explained the different methods of making felt and showed us some examples she had brought back from her travels. Elizabeth also showed us some of her own work including an amazing jacket made from felt,  the picture below shows Elizabeth modelling the Jacket. And finally, for all the craftspeople out there, Elizabeth recommended the Knitting and Stitching show, for information please click here.


To see more images of felting please click here


July 25, 2014   Comments Off on Felting Yesterday & Today