Bamburgh WI, March meeting

Bamburgh WI returned to Bamburgh Pavilion and the spanking new kitchen for our March meeting.

All the members were delighted with the extra kitchen space with all mod cons and look forward to cookery demonstrations and catering functions using the latest equipment.

The Bamburgh team who entered the Reading Aloud competition the previous evening were not selected to go forward to the next heat but they all enjoyed the experience and hoped it would prove helpful when they get together with North Sunderland /Seahouses W I to create a pantomime with a new twist.

The next walking group excursion will be held near to home with a circuit, field and beach walk, beginning at Red Barns.

All those shed pounds will once more be replaced when the lunch group meets at the Cook and Barker Newton on the Moor today, but members have the opportunity to remain active as they now have the use of a table tennis table in the Pavilion and hopefully it will not be too long before croquet starts up again.

Members were asked to consider being nominated for a place on the parish council as these are intriguing times to represent the local community and have an input in the new core strategy and localism act.

The annual Bamburgh Village Show, organised by the WI and Bamburgh Garden Guild, is holding a hand- out of potatoes, buckets and sunflower seeds at the next Village Coffee Stop in the Victoria Hotel on April 2.

The potato in a bucket and heaviest sunflower head competitions are open to all and have proved to be popular competitions over the past years with that element of surprise when the crops of potatoes are dug out of the buckets.

Our speaker Dorothy Osler had been sitting and waiting patiently for her turn to take the stage and it was with great enjoyment that we listened to her research into North Country quilts and viewed these wonderful works of art and skill on the projection screen.

Dorothy has immense expert knowledge on this subject so questions came flooding in after her talk.

We were all delighted that she had managed to travel to us despite the threatening weather.

Our next meeting on April 10 is the annual review of what we have experienced over the previous year and as this is very much a busines s meeting, we have organised a special entertainment as light relief.