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Kessingland Women's Institute

PUBLISHED: 10:24 16 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:41 06 July 2010

At the October meeting two visitors and 34 members were welcome. Pauline Shipley was thanked for providing birthday posies at short notice and Glynis Lake for purchasing the raffle prizes.

At the October meeting two visitors and 34 members were welcome. Pauline Shipley was thanked for providing birthday posies at short notice and Glynis Lake for purchasing the raffle prizes. Members wore their new name badges for the first time and hoped this will help everyone feel at ease in the group. A list members willing to serve on the committee was displayed in anticipation of the annual meeting next month. Margaret Parker who represented members at the opening of the Marram Green development gave a report on the facilities for both residents and the village hall community. The walking group covered a linear route from Kessingland to Pakefield Lighthouse where they were met by a volunteer from Coast Watch who told them the history and present use of the building as a look out for shipping. This month the group will be recreating their inaugural walk around Kessingland to celebrate their third anniversary. The darts group is busy practising for the beginning of the season.

The speaker started his talk by giving members ice cream from Marybelle Dairy. A farming business with a long family history both human and livestock; Marybelle was started in 2002 as a way of perpetuating the use of cattle on their land. The modern dairy is supplied with milk from a small group of like minded farmers within 10 miles distance. The supply area covers a 50 mile radius with all the usual dairy products, ice cream and yoghurts. It was good to hear David Speak with such passion about his animals and wish to provide local products in this age of carbon footprint awareness.

The evening ended with the raffle draw and announcement of winners of exhibition, Margaret Thurston and competition (bring a cow) Margaret Parker.

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