Bamburgh WI, July meeting

Hospitals’ history

The July meeting of Bamburgh WI began with a talk by David Evans, medical director of the new Northumbria Hospital.

He not only told us about the new hospital, but also gave a brief history of the hospitals in the North East since the introduction of the NHS.

Several questions from the audience were fully answered, and we were so pleased that some of the villagers, who were not WI members, came to hear the talk.

After welcome tea, we got down to our business agenda.

Invitations had been received from Craster and Alnmouth WIs to celebrate 100 years of WIs, and an invitation from Embleton to its 97th birthday.

Federation events, Poetry Day at Wylam and Down Your Way at Thropton were announced.

Elizabeth Nicholson gave a report on her recent visit to London’s Royal Albert Hall and a Buckingham Palace royal garden party.

The meeting was graced by the presence of the Queen, the Princess Royal and the Countess of Wessex.

The speakers at the Royal Albert Hall were Lucy Worsley, Tanni Gray-Thompson and Helena Morrissey.

This month’s lunch club will be on July 22 at Robson’s Café, Craster.

Plans were made for our Georgian afternoon tea on September 26 to celebrate 100 years of WIs.

There will be a defibrillator refresher course in the Pavilion on October 1, at 6pm.

Members were reminded about Bamburgh Show on September 12.

The competition, for a decorated pill box, was won as follows: 1 Jean Sinton; 2 Ann Thompson; 3 Judy Cowan.