We were set up as a social group and have been running successfully for 25 years. Its members share a love of crafting of all kinds, but it is not a requirement of those wishing to join us. We would rather continue our primary purpose and be open to those wishing to meet people and make friends. We are happy to teach anyone wishing to learn a new skill such as knitting, crochet, patchwork, quilting. We hold occasional workshops on demand or to raise funds for the hire of the hall. Mostly we share a lot of fun and laughter, as well as support if needed. The group is non-profit making and we pay sufficient only to cover the cost of the use of the hall. Currently this amounts to £1 per week. We meet each Wednesday evening from 7.15 pm until 9.30 pm. Contact 01953 483741 or 01953 488508 for more information.
Coffee mornings are held each Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon. We always have delicious home-made cake available. This is an ideal opportunity to meet with friends and make new acquaintances while enjoying a chat over a cuppa at very reasonable prices. We are dog friendly so why not join us after walking your pet. The building is also fully accessible for the disabled.
We would welcome new volunteers to join our rota of those manning the coffee mornings, even if only on an occasional basis.
Are a local sociable quilt group who meet from 7pm until 9pm on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month, except in August.,,Everyone is welcome to come along with your sewing, meet up with friends and just sew for a few hours in comfortable modern surroundings. We have group activities such as monthly makes, learn a new technique, start new projects or just make friends.
As a group, we make Heart Cushions for breast cancer patients and Project Linus quilts which are donated to Project Linus Norfolk.
Thompson Women's Institute
We meet every second Tuesday of the month in the large hall from 7.30 - 9.30pm. We usually have a few minutes of WI news - what's going on in the County, Nationally and local events in Thompson. This is usually followed by a speaker, and of course we socialize with tea and biscuits and occasionally cake. To celebrate our WI birthday, we normally go out for a meal.
We have a ten-pin bowling team and darts team and go on the occasional outing. In addition, we belong to the Woodland Group of WI's, which meet twice a year. Being a group, we can afford a more expensive speaker and it also allows members to socialize with other institues.
Everyone is welcome to join or just come along and see if it is for you. Find us on Facebook or for more information contact Kate Winslow (01953 483476) or Carol Bayley (07712718008)
On the first Tuesday of each month we hold a games afternoon. We play a selection of table games such as Scrabble, Rummikub, Yahtzee, Cribbage and others depending on demand. In fine weather we also have our petanque terrain available. The hall possesses some sets of boules which may be borrowed by those attending sessions. We are open from 2pm to 4pm but why not come along for lunch first.
On the first Tuesday of each month we serve lunch, which usually consists of a choice of home-made soup, a filled roll or a ploughman’s (or of course more than one of these if you are feeling hungry!). Our prices are very reasonable indeed. There is ample space for those using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. In warmer weather why not enjoy eating at a table outside overlooking our lovely Green. We begin serving at 12 noon.
Ice Cream Thursday
We are open each Thursday after school hours for ice creams, snacks and drinks including teas and coffees for the adults. Although the sessions were begun in response to the children using the play area after school so that we could make the toilets available, we are open to all. With no shop in the village it is possible, once a week, to purchase ice cream from a limited range. Hours are 3pm to 4.30pm.
Now that we have our newly built petanque terrain, we have begun regular weekly sessions on Thursday evenings during the lighter evenings. Bring your own boules if possible but we do have a couple of sets we can loan for beginners. We have been very lucky to have had instruction from the Great Ellingham team and have played a couple of friendly matches with them to help us learn the rules and techniques. During the winter months we have purchased an indoor curling set to use.
We meet at 7.00pm and charge £2 towards the costs of the upkeep the terrain and equipment. The hall is open for making a drink during the sessions. If you are interested just come along and we will make you very welcome.
Line Dancing with
Flying High Line Dancers
Flying High Line Dancers is run by husband and wife team Lisa & Kevin. Both have been line dancing for over twenty five years and Lisa is a qualified BWDA line dance instructor and has been teaching line dancing for nearly twelve years. She started Flying High Line Dancers in Horsham, West Sussex and following a move to Norfolk in 2018 to be closer to family started new classes there. She is a Johannesburg Art, Ballet, Music and Drama school graduate, qualified school teacher and a published author. The main aim of classes is to have fun, make new friends and to learn to line dance to a wide variety of music. Great exercise for both the mind and body. Please see our web site for all our classes and the new ones starting in 2020. Lisa is also very excited as early next year she is going to start work on her next book about Jenny Winstanley the famous Norfolk cat pottery maker
Fitsteps with Aimee