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Bamburgh WI

Regular meeetings

We meet at 2pm on the second Wednesday in the month in Bamburgh Pavilion.

A number of Bamburgh W I members celebrating the 95th birthday of their institute and the installation of their 5th Bamburgh village seat.

In 1953 the institute presented a seat to the village to commemorate the Queen’s Coronation, sixty years later the seat has been replaced to commemorate our Queen’s Jubilee.

The original seat was made from the teak timbers off a ship the S.S. Atlantic by a firm of ship breakers, Hughes and Bolckow of Blyth.

This ship was possibly a vessel that sank in 1873 under the flag of the White Star Line, the same line as the Titanic. The W I has retained a plaque made from the seat structure and holding a registration plate of the brokers and a copper plaque celebration the Coronation as it is felt to be of historic interest.

For More Information you can Contact the Bamburgh WI Secretary on Tel: 01668 214429‬

Winter seemed to appear this week as our October meeting has reverted back to afternoons. Goodbye to Summer evenings with Prossecco and Nibbles and hello to Winter afternoons with cosy Afternoon Teas.

Our President, Janet Wilkinson, opened the meeting and our four visitors were welcomed.

During our business section we heard we had been invited to Cheswick WI’s Tribal Dancing and Bingo. Federation events included a Calligraphy Workshop and a Christmas Coffee Morning. Our Lunch Club this month will be at the Beadnell Towers and our Quiz Night will be on 4th November at 7.30 at the Castle Inn, Bamburgh.

After waiting patiently, Janet welcomed our speaker for afternoon, Mr Stuart Walton. His talk was entitled ‘Vive La Difference’ and he gave a delightful talk on the difference men and women. His talk was supported with photos and we certainly enjoyed his talk which went over far too quickly.

Christine Hutchinson won the monthly competition. Our next meeting will be on 13th November at 2pm in Bamburgh Pavilion. The speakers will be Paul and Linda Coleman and a warm welcome is given to everyone.


11TH July at 6.30. “The Armstrongs” Carol Griffiths. Please note change of date for one month only

7th August Sandcastle/Sculpture Competition

11th September at 6.30 “Living with Arabs” Joan Ward

9th October at 2pm “Vive La Difference” Stuart Walton

13th November at 2pm “Our Lives” Paul and Linda Coleman

11th December A Christmas Delight

8th January “Games Afternoon” Members Meeting

12th February at 2pm RNLI Ian Clayton

11th March at 2pm “Future Sea Levels” Chloe Waldron

9th April at 2pm “Bygone Fashions” Bailiffgate Musuem

13th May Annual Meeting

If you are new to the area please come along to any of our meetings and you will be warmly welcomed. We are also delighted to see visitors at any of our meetings. We meet at 2pm in Bamburgh Pavilion.           

Bamburgh Sand Castle/Sand Sculpture Competition 2017

The Bamburgh sand castle/sand sculpture competition 2017 was well subscribed and everyone had a great time taking part, the weather also stayed dry!!

sandcastle / sculpture competition
sandcastle / sculpture competition
sandcastle / sculpture competition
sandcastle / sculpture competition
sandcastle / sculpture competition
sandcastle / sculpture competition
sandcastle / sculpture competition
sandcastle / sculpture competition
sandcastle / sculpture competition
sandcastle / sculpture competition
sandcastle / sculpture competition
sandcastle / sculpture competition
sandcastle / sculpture competition

Bamburgh WI 2011 - Sand Sculpture Challenge

It was standing room only when members from many Northumberland institutes gathered to hear who had won the Sand sculpture trophy for this year’s challenge ‘THE HUMAN FORM’. Once again Hedgeley came out top pipping other institutes to the post by a very small margin as the judge, Derek Mallinson, said there were many sculptures he could have chosen in a less competitive field.

Once again Bamburgh was lucky with the weather and all the competitors enjoyed the cut and thrust of the competition with sand flying as huge mounds were dug and shaped into some incredible human forms. Institutes experiencing their first sand sculpture challenge thoroughly enjoyed the event and declared they were very much looking forward to entering again.

See videos of the event below.

Noreen Birnie, Betty Ashworth, Anthea Jackson and Joanna English working on their "Human Form" winning sculpture for Hedgeley WI

Beatrice Ede, Mary Leycock, and dual presidents Janet Gray and Josie Smeaton from Doddington WI

Eglingham WI with their sunbathing beauty, obviously on a naturist beach!

Marian Chivers, Di Bell, Diana Mills and Audrey Wiggins from Longhorsley WI. Was it praying to the sun God!

The Hedgeley winners once again, finishing off their amazing sculpture.

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