It was almost standing room only for the January meeting of Bamburgh WI as guests from the Bamburgh Heritage group were invited to join us to hear from archivist Carol Griffiths about the documented evidence of Bamburgh’s past.
Before this enlightening talk, however, the business had to be attended to and members were given dates for the first monthly quiz night in the ‘Middle’ pub for members and friends on Tuesday, January 21, at 7.30pm, the New Year’s lunch in the Mizen Head on January 28, and the Lunch Club at the Bamburgh Castle Hotel on February 20.
A minibus has been booked for the eight members who wish to attend the Federation annual meeting in the Royal Grammar School Performing Arts Centre, Jesmond. Eight members from North Sunderland/Seahouses WI are sharing this transport.
A special catering meeting was to be held in Bamburgh Pavilion on Wednesday, January 15, to discuss the major event of the WI year, when the National WI Baton will arrive in Bamburgh, representing north Northumberland.
Carol’s description of life in Bamburgh when the Kiln Well was a social meeting place for all the inhabitants and the quarry, now the Grove, posed a threat to life and limb held her audience spellbound. She has promised to return in 2015 to continue the saga.
The next meeting is on February 12, when a Succulent Session with Susan will once again see Susan Shanks demonstrating her delicious dishes for all to taste and enjoy. Visitors are very welcome to join us.