Events

Cheque presented to Wayland Memory Cafe

  On 21st November the Wayland Women in Business committee visited the Watton Memory Cafe to present a cheques for £548.00 raised at our fashion show in September. Eileen Kittell, a volunteer for the memory cafe, said: “There is a real need for this lifeline in the Wayland area. It is brilliant that Wayland Women…

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Fashion show a great success!

Thanks to everyone who came and supported our fashion show last week – the models, those who donated raffle prizes and to Artichoke Sarah for such a brilliant presentation of her fabulous outfits. More soon about the money we raised for the Wayland Memory Cafe!

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Summer lunch June 2017

For our Summer Lunch, we were very pleased to welcome along Kate Barmby as our guest speaker to our very well supported lunch. Kate is a farmer’s daughter who is married with two daughters. Kate developed a love of baking practically as soon as she could stand up and was frequently baking at home from…

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Spring lunch in full blossom!

 For our Spring lunch, not only did we welcome the sunshine, but Lois Gill, the creative director of Blossom and Yarn. What started with an idea for a flower festival, was grown after seeing a knitted Christmas tree at another event.  The idea of Blossom and Yarn was created so knitters of the village of…

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Christmas 2017 lunch

At our Christmas lunch, we enjoyed Davina Tanner OBE’s talk about Café Britannia in Norwich.  The Café, which offers fresh cooked food, is a social enterprise set up in 2014 by Davina, on a shoestring budget including her own personal savings.  Alongside civilians, the Café employs inmates of HMP Norwich, Bure and Wayland providing rehabilitation…

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Autumn lunch 2016

For our September 2016 lunch, we welcomed Jo Wilson, Executive Director of Unity in Diversity, a community interest company focusing on celebrating difference in diversity. Jo gave an interesting account of her life including growing up with parents from opposite ends of the world, snippets of school life, working in careers guidance, her position at…

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Tenth anniversary lunch – June 2016

We were delighted that Jan Godfrey and Suzanne Rhind from the Wayland Partnership were able to join us for our tenth anniversary celebrations, as the group was their brainchild at its commencement in 2006. We particularly appreciated their help in cutting the cake! Our inspirational speaker was Joan Khurody who published her first book (her…

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Christmas lunch 2015

Penny Lindop, UK designer and Norfolk artist proved to be an inspirational speaker at our Christmas lunch on 1st December. Penny spoke of her early hippy lifestyle as an archaelogist and her adventures in Australia and Indonesia, leading to a fascination with spinning and weaving. Following her return to the UK, an ‘art time’ project…

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September lunch – Anna Mudeka

We were thrilled that Anna Mudeka agreed to be the speaker at our September meeting. Anna talked about her early life in Zimbabwe and her roles of musician, teacher and organisr of the charitiable initiative, the Anna Mudeka Foundation. A special treat for us was when Anna performed a song entitled ‘If I were a…

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Eirlys Johnson

Eirlys Johnson gave a lively talk tracing her career history from involvement in her family’s heavy plant hire business to her current role as an independent funeral director in Watton, this successful business having been set up herself  Interestingly, when Eirlys first qualified as a funeral director she was one of the few female funeral…

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