OUR NEXT EVENT - SPRING LUNCH - WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH
Our Spring lunch will be held at Broom Hall from on Wednesday 7th March from 2.00-2.00pm. Our guest speaker will be one of our regular attendees, Katharine Wolstenholme from College Farm (talk rescheduled from christmas). College Farm Bed & Breakfast was started in the 1970s by Katharine’s parents, William & Lavender Garnier. When William retired from the army they returned to Norfolk and settled in Thompson, the village next to Merton where Lavender’s family has lived since 1300.
Katharine ran Telford Park B&B in south London for over 20 years. After Lavender's death in 2010 Katharine and her family moved to Thompson and now run College Farm Bed & Breakfast. In 2014 Katharine developed her business at College Farm by diversifying into the weddings market. She now hosts up to 10 weddings a year and College Farm has quickly established a reputation as one of Norfolk's loveliest and relaxed country venues complete with alpacas!
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Carole entertained us with a talk tracking her career from a role at Barclays Bank, where she first became involved in marketing, to her current role of Marketing Manger for Jarrold Retail, a position she has held since 2005. Carole has juggled her career with bringing up her family and is also deputy Chair and…Read More
Gerry gave an uplifting account of her career which began with caring for challenging people. Following the sad death of her father from cancer, Gerry decided to pursue a career in nursing, eventually specialising in cancer treatment. Ultimately, Gerry felt called to service in ministry within the Church. Despite serious injuries sustained in a…Read More