Bamburgh WI, March meeting

Members of Bamburgh WI at the 2013 sandcastle challenge.
Members of Bamburgh WI at the 2013 sandcastle challenge.

Bamburgh WI were back in the newly-refurbished Pavilion for the March meeting and were delighted to find that the heating had greatly improved as it was a damp and raw day.

During the business section, members were told that Hala, the IT expert from Age Uk ,who had taken a workshop at the February meeting, was offering IT sessions at Bell View with individuals in mind.

The quiz night was given a high profile in an edition of the Sunday Times.

The lunch club met at the Pack Horse, Ellingham.

Members were asked to put their names down to be part of the sand sculpture team taking part in the Sand Sculpture Challenge on Monday, June 8.

Requests from Northumberian institutes who wish to take part are already arriving at Liz Cockburn’s address with much head scratching on which part of the WI they want to represent in their 100 Years of the Women’s Institute sculpture.

Twelve members will visit the BBC in Newcastle on April 21, but the members who had put their names down to attend the Sparkling Event at the Grand Hotel , Tynemouth, were disappointed to learn that their names had not been drawn.

Elizabeth Nicholson had been chosen as delegate to attend the very special occasion at the Royal Albert Hall and she has also been invited to Buckingham Palace to join in another 100 years of the Women’s institute event in the form of a Royal Garden Party.

Jill Mc Connell Wood, another valued Bamburgh member, has designed and helped to construct a wonderful wall piece for the craft day at Kiplin Hall, North Yorkshire, and we are hoping to support her effort by attending this event on May 18.

After all this discussion, members were looking forward to the eggstravaganza workshop but unfortunately, even though our rolling pins were poised in readiness for our tutor, she had put the wrong date in her diary and we had to change our plans and organise ourselves into teams to take part in charades.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, book, theatre production and TV, had us guessing for some time. Perhaps the nine word title was just too much!

Our next meeting is on April 8, when Carol Griffiths will continue her talk onBamburgh and its characters with Barty Younghusband and friends. Carol’s book, Bamburgh Ghosts’, has had much acclaim in the Northumbrian magazine.

Friends and visitors will be very welcome to join us for this meeting.