May Meeting

Shorwell WI meets monthly on the second Monday at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, Russell Road, Shorwell.

Hospitalisation, unfortunately, meant a last minute and unexpected change of speaker in April. This did however mean that we were able to welcome Ruth Waller who spoke to us about the history of Yarmouth Pier and the project to restore it, with her talk entitiled ‘A Pier’s Tale’.

Despite the appalling weather many of us were delighted to take part in the Sheep of Shorwell, which saw hundreds of sheep in all shapes and sizes around the village; look out for their return next Easter.

May is our ‘resolutions meeting’ when we will be voting on whether to support the National Federation in the proposal to lobby government for better support for mental illness. Did you know that the WI has been instrumental in campaigning? One of the most well known campaigns, ‘Keep Britain Tidy’, came from a WI resolution in 1954.

In May we meet on Monday 14th at 7.30pm, our speaker is Suzanne Whitewood MBE. Suzanne’s talk “Fishfags to Coffee” includes tasters! As usual we will have our Bloom of the Month Competition and raffle.

You are very welcome to come and visit us and see what we do. There’s no charge for your first 3 visits, after that we’d be delighted for you to join us as a member, the cost is £30.75 (May or June) or £20.50 (July-Sept).

If you would like more information about what we do please feel free to call Debbie on 741384.

Sheep of Shorwell

Over Easter 356 sheep invaded Shorwell, around the village and in the church. Their presence raised £667 for the church toilet/kitchen fund!