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
October 2018 was certainly a red letter month in the history of Bamburgh WI. On the 5th October, 1918, Lord and Lad Armstrong invited several ladies from the village to the castle to discuss the new organisation which had just been set up nationally, namely the Womens Institute. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this meeting we held a party in Bamburgh Castle. We dined very heartily in the Old Kitchen of the castle and were entertained by Sue Sweeney from Radio Newcastle in the Great Hall.
The very first meeting of the WI was held on the 23rd October, 1918, in the Victoria Hotel. We did not want to forget this date so 100 years later we descended on the Victoria Hotel for Afternoon Tea [and prosecco!!]. This was a lovely social afternoon.
The next meeting of the WI is on Wednesday, 14th November, at 2pm, in Bamburgh Pavilion.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
SEPTEMBER 12TH ‘Aloe Vera’ with Natalie Wood. Products will be on sale.
OCTOBER 10TH ‘Cookery Demonstration’ with Sue Malloy
NOVEMBER 14th ‘Bygone Fashions’ by Bailiffgate Musuem
DECEMBER 12th ‘ A Christmas Delight’
JANUARY 9th ‘A Tale to Tell’ Members meeting
FEBRUARY 13th ‘A Navel Yarn’ with Ian Wilkinson
MARCH 13th ‘Gardening Gems’ by Bill Devonshire
APRIL 10th ‘Staying Safe’ by David Sayer
MAY 8th ‘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!!
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.