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
REPORT ON BAMBURGH WI
Our President, Janet Wilkinson, welcomed members and two visitors to our July meeting.
We heard of various Federation events which included a Calligraphy Workshop, An Arty Party and Marzipan Fruit Making.
Details were made regarding our Coffee Morning which we are holding in the Pavilion on 24th July, and also our Sandcastle Competition being held on the 7th August. Our Lunch Club is at the Black Bull at Etal this month, and several of our members are helping at the Bamburgh Festival on the 17th August
After waiting patiently during our business section, Carol Griffiths gave a delightful talk on the “The Armstrongs of Bamburgh Castle”. It is 125 years since the first Lord Armstrong purchased Bamburgh Castle. Carol then told the story of the Castle (and the Lords) until the present day. She was thanked by Rosemary Skinner. Then followed nibbles, drinks and friendly chatter on a beautiful Summer’s evening.
Our next meeting will be on 11th September at 6.30 in Bamburgh Pavilion when Jane Ward will talk about her time living in the Far East. A very warm welcome will be given to all.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2019 – 2020
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!!
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.