Bamburgh WI, November meeting

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November is the month when Bamburgh WI considers the programme of talks, outings, workshops, etc, for 2015/6.

With this in mind members were asked to meet in the Pavilion at 2pm on Thursday, December 4, with their ideas and suggestions for providing an interesting programme.

On December 9 at 9.30am in the Pavilion, members will be attending a Christmas workshop when once again Lizzie Harratt will guide us into producing exciting Christmas decorations that we could use the following day at our WI Christmas party before taking them home.

The lunch club will meet at The White Swan, Warenford, on November 27. The next winter quiz night is on Monday, December 1, at 7.30pm in the Castle Inn (the middle). Some members kindly offered to help at the Bamburgh village Christmas party on the afternoon of Saturday, December 6.

Our meeting place, Bamburgh Pavilion, will be closed for refurbishment in January, February and March but other venues have been found to hold the W I monthly meetings until the work is completed.

After the business section of the meeting, we all sat back to listen and look at the excellent archive photographs the Northumberland Sheep Tales project has collected, describing shepherd family life in the Cheviots and the surrounding area.

The photographs covered almost 100 years and they brought back many memories for a large number of our institute members.

Margaret Brown gave an excellent commentary with lots of snippets of local information about the wonderful characters and events we were seeing.

She finished her talk with a ‘do you know what this was used for?’ question and answer session showing us everyday articles that were in daily use in the old days. Needless to say we all recognised everything she produced.

As mentioned, our next meeting is our Christmas party when each member brings with them a present for Santa’s basket and something for a Christmas party tea.

May we wish all our fellow institutes a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.