Emma Bridgewater pottery lovers had the thrill of meeting the lady herself at our sell out fundraiser in the Priory this week.
Emma, who has won acclaim for her colourful and very popular tableware, was interviewed about her life and design career by Binham History Group secretary Pennie Alford and shared stories with many of her fans after the talk. She also donated a Norfolk themed lobster platter which was star prize in the popular raffle on the night.
About 190 people attended the event, helping to raise money to support the maintenance and enhancement of the Priory. Our FoBP chairman, Clive Brady, praised Emma for her kindness and generosity adding: ”We were absolutely delighted with the evening, it was even more successful than we expected.”
Emma has been manufacturing pottery in Stoke on Trent for just over 30 years. She has lifelong ties with North Norfolk and is also chairman of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Binham Priory holds a CPRE Norfolk award for the restoration project on its north aisle.
We would like to thank everyone who helped make the evening happen including our jolly bar and raffle teams, our parking assistants and all who bought tickets and attended the event. We are also very appreciative of all the gifts donated for the raffle.... a big thank-you goes to Mr C’s in Staithe Street, Wells, Butlers Pantry Holt (soon to be Neptune), Bakers & Larners Holt, redfearn & daughter Wells, Wiveton Hall, Rutlands family Butchers Melton Constable and Swaffham Waitrose.
July 2017 : Our 2017 Picnic2Jazz enjoyed sunshine and a great turnout.
We extend a big thank-you to everyone who attended and all those who
worked to make it such a success !
The amazing setting and a brilliant afternoon were perfect partners to seal the success of this year's Picnic2Jazz. As a result, we were pleased to report a good profit for our funds to help maintain Binham Priory.
Families and friends came with a range of tempting feasts to enjoy amongst the ancient monastic ruins while being entertained by the Pilgrim Jazz Band and local singer Zoe Able.
April 2017: The Friends' 2017 AGM ended on a high note
with a very informative and
entertaining talk by the creative and talented Norfolk gardener
Alan Gray of East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens.
Binham Memorial Hall was packed for the event.