Pakefield Wives – who are we?

  We are a group of women who meet fortnightly on Wednesdays in Pakefield Church Hall, beginning at 8 pm, unless otherwise stated, and our aims are:

*  Promoting friendship, support and social activities for women in the local community

*  Raising funds for our four charitable causes for this year –  Local Befriending Scheme;  SOLD – Special Objectives for local disabled; Seagull Theatre who host local groups and Pathways Care Farm.

All women are welcome (whether or not you are a wife !) and visitors pay £1 on the door. Please contact our leader Marilyn Cheeseman for further information  on Tel. 01502 528526 or just come along!

How familiar are the works of Gilbert and Sullivan – Gilbert who wrote the words and Sullivan the composer. Their music has been listened to by generations. Here at Wives on the 4th October, Arthur Barrett came to remind us of many of their operettas. Using a DVD, he showed examples of performances, some lively as performed by an Australian company, our own well remembered excerpts from presentations and not forgetting The Two Ronnies version of a popular song, all the right music but not necessarily the right words!! What a nostalgic evening made possible by the enthusiasm of Arthur and we all went home with earworms. Frances thanked him for a very pleasant evening.

Member Pat Challis was keeping other members busy on the evening of the 18th October. Pedestals, foliage, scissors and flowers at the ready, Pat explained how she expected to see the finished displays, and the competing teams formed up to try and achieve her instructions. Pat’s final comments regarding the results was a lesson in diplomacy!! Marilyn presented Pat with a box of chocolates and our thanks for a somewhat different meeting.

November dates for meetings are : 1st : Lowestoft’s Lost Village – Speaker Colin Dixon Maritime Museum.

15th : FASHION SHOW AND AFTERNOON TEA at Palmers Store a fund raising event for our local charities. TICKET ONLY from Marilyn Cheeseman tel: 528526. 15.00 hours – 18.00hours £10 including afternoon tea with bucks fizz, a £5.00 voucher (against £30 spend in store) and a free coffee voucher. Also raffle and craft stalls.

29th : CHARITY BINGO EVENING, Pakefield Church Hall, 19.30 hours. £5.00 per ticket for 16 games, including refreshments. LOTS OF PRIZES.

Advance notice for our New Year lunch at Lowestoft College: The date has been changed to the 17th January