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
The March meeting of Bamburgh WI was rather different from the norm. We had arranged for Martin Spruce, our local First Responder, to be at our meeting. As we felt that this was very important to our community, we made this an open meeting where anyone in the village was able to attend. We were delighted with the result and so pleased that several villagers turned up.
Martin told us how to use a defibrillator (we have two in the village), and also demonstrated the correct way to perform CPR. As it could be a while before an ambulance arrives it is very important that we all know what to do in an emergency. We are indebted to Martin, not only for coming to our meeting, but for the important work he does in the community.
After we had tucked in to a delicious tea, and our visitors had left, we held our business meeting. County events included a cookery demonstration, a guided tour of Corbridge, and a Crafts and Flower Competition Day. We had also received an invitation from Beadnell WI to a Second Hand Rose event on 11th April. Our lunch club will be at the Fishing Boat Inn at Boulmer and the last Village Quiz of the winter will be held this month.
Our next meeting will be on 12th April when a representative from Shelterbox will be our speaker. We meet at 2pm in Bamburgh Pavilion and a warm welcome is extended to guests and new members.
The Programme of Events
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.