Pakefield Wives – who are we?

We are a group of women who meet monthly on Wednesdays in Pakefield Church Hall, beginning at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated.

Our aims are:

*  Promoting friendship, support and social activities for women in the local community

*  Raising funds for our three charitable causes for this year –  Waveney Area Community Trust (Dial-a-Ride), East Anglia Air Ambulance and Cancer Research.

All women are welcome (whether or not you are a wife !) 


Due to printing problems last month, there wasn’t an article in the Digest about our first meeting on the 13th October which was a social evening when members talked about their activities during and after the general lifting of lockdown.  This was followed by two quizzes and notices.  Sheila asked for a show of hands as to whether our meetings should switch to the afternoon and the vote was unanimous to do so.  The last evening meeting will be on Wednesday the 8th December, a Carol Service, 7.30 pm in church, followed by coffee and mince pies in the hall.  Visitors are welcome.

On a rather dreary evening on the 10th November, members gathered for a concert. The Rumpus Ukulele Group has in excess of eighty enthusiastic members who enjoy entertaining and we were pleased to welcome seven of them.  We were handed a list of popular songs to choose from the 50s, 60s 70s, and earlier, as in the case of George Formby (a must of course) which was 1930s – ‘Leaning on a Lamp Post’.  First, a lively rendition of ‘Enjoy Yourself its Later than you Think’. Memories of music familiar to members were requested and played, including ‘When I’m 64’ made famous by The Beatles, when member Gay pointed out to the players that, obviously as we were all under the age of 64, could they play this so that we know what to expect!!   In between songs, a member of the band explained that there are four main sizes of ukuleles – soprano, concert, tenor and baritone which other players were able to show members. Elizabeth gave the vote of thanks, speaking for all members by saying how much we had enjoyed our musical evening.   Looking back on these years, it is amazing that the words to the songs are so familiar, never to be forgotten, and yet most of us struggle to remember what day it is!!!  

At our next meeting, as above, there is still time to bring a £1 parcel for our stall, also the bottle, ‘good-as-new’, toiletries and (new please) Christmas Gifts and craft stalls at the Christmas Fayre at Pakefield Church on the 11th December.   This would be much appreciated.