Hall Secretary Mrs Joy Baldry
Tel. 01493 369375
Filby Village Hall, Filby Playing Field, Main Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3HN
Chairman Mr Adrian Thompson
Tel. 01493 369250
Three ladies, Barbara, Pat, and Jenny, started the craft club 12 years ago after sewing for years in Barbara’s lounge, but sadly Barbara died a few years ago. When the idea of the new Village Hall was suggested, Barbara started fundraising - it was her dream for this village.
The craft club have supported this dream ever since but we started with a new kitchen in the Club Room. Jenny and I spent a couple of days putting the units together, and then managed to get funding for 20 tables and 40 chairs. We supplied the boiler for coffee and teas after the kettles we had bought were not big enough. We supply the coffee and tea for every venue.
We meet on Mondays from 1pm until 4pm
We have 25 members of which most attend every week. We have had 5 new members in the last 6 months; one lady even travels from Lowestoft. We have a table where the ladies knit and natter, a card making table plus the ladies with their sewing machines. We can welcome any new ladies now that we have the new Village Hall. Tea, coffee and biscuits and three hours of company all for a £1! We welcome any new crafts as we love to try something different. Please call in if only for a cuppa and a chat. We are mostly 60+ but any age group welcome.
The club loves to get involved in most things, we made the bunting for the 2012 Jubilee; we made the Quilt for the fete plus the cake stall. We run an Early Bird Christmas Fair in which we sell our own handmade items and a Marie Curie tea party in memory of Barbara. Anything for fundraising, even jumble sales! We have lunch at Filby Bridge at least once a month for any one that likes to go, mainly on birthdays.