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About Us

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In the fall of 1997, Sue Ellen Cooper, bought a red hat on a trip to Tucson, Arizona. Cooper then bought another red hat and gave it to a friend as a birthday gift. Cooper was inspired by the Jenny Joseph poem, "Warning".  The poem begins: “When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me.” Cooper wanted to encourage her friend to grow older in a playful manner. Cooper repeated the gift to several other friends upon request, and eventually several of the women bought purple outfits and held a tea party on April 25, 1998, at which the Red Hat Society began.

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Red Hat Day in 2011

The rest is history……

Our Norfolk Broads Chapter began in Norwich, Norfolk, UK in 2006 and we’ve been busy enjoying ourselves ever since. We’ve had coffee mornings, theatre outings, trips to London, attended Red Hat Conventions in various parts of the UK, annual Beach Parties, snowdrop walks, charity shop visits, Summer BBQs to name but a few ... and so it goes on...

The Team and the Calendar Girls continue to dream up various “Hoots” to keep the rest of us amused.

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Friends or otherwise??

...and if looks could kill!

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