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 !) 


Needless to say, the first meeting on the 13TH October, after such a long lockdown, was to be a social one when Sheila opened the session with a poem about friendship.  She then went on to ask everyone – what’s been going on in your world during the months of lockdown – and went on to relate how she kept in touch with her family via facetime when someone in the family organised a quiz, the winner organising the next quiz.   Many members found this method of keeping in touch so essential, especially for those of us who have nearest and dearest living abroad.

Elizabeth C.  had some exciting news – a new baby in the family in November, a grand-daughter, Eliza Leone.

More exciting news – Sue C became a great grandparent to a baby boy – Hendrix, Geoffrey named after Sue’s late husband – an added bonus.

Margaret H recently had two holidays, one in France, rolled over from the start of Covid, travelling by boat on French rivers.  This trip, inevitably, involved much paperwork to travel and a rather expensive covid test each.  Then to Scotland by train on the Edinburgh Britannia to Inverness and visiting castles.

By contrast there was sad news from Gay who had lost her Mum and then her best friend, Lorna’s husband, during lockdown.  However, she did go on holiday by coach to North Wales and visited Portmeirion, a trip thoroughly recommended by Gay.

Fil also had two holidays – the Lake District in June and Northumberland.

Janet E travelled to Leamington Spa with her family to attend her grand-daughter’s wedding. There were seven bridesmaids and Zoe was given away by her Mum, Virginia, and also her Grandad who later gave a speech.

After more chatter and generally catching up with one another, we all settled down to two quizzes Sue C had organised which, as usual, brought forth cries of anguish when given the answers which had been eluding teams.

Sheila asked members a question which has been hovering around meetings for some time, that is, a show of hands as to whether these should switch to the afternoon and the vote was unanimous to do so.  Sheila has made enquiries and we can meet on the fourth Thursday in the month in the church hall between 2-4pm.  This will start on the 26th January next.

December 11th is the Christmas Church Fayre and there will be our usual stall of new gifts which, as usual, please wrap and mark male/female or child boy/girl and age group.  Please bring to our November meeting if possible.

We meet again on the 10th November when the ukelele players pay a very welcome visit to our meeting.