Craster WI, October meeting

The stone carving at the entrance to Craster.'Picture by Jane Coltman
The stone carving at the entrance to Craster.'Picture by Jane Coltman

A meaty meeting

Members of Craster WI met in the Memorial Hall, Craster. Secretary Marion Gallon said that the celebration for Jam and Jerusalem was a great success and thanked all concerned.

To end our celebrations of 100 years of the WI, we were having dinner at the Oaks Hotel, organised by Joyce Shaw. The celebration at Hexham Abbey is on November 20, at 1.30pm. Numbers were taken for the Christmas meal at Cragside. From approximately 20 members only four would like to go.

Our speaker Mr Turnbull was introduced. His presentation was Cuts of Meat. He began by spatchcocking a fresh chicken, which he offered as a raffle prize. It was won by Myra, a friend of a member.

Second was a joint of lamb, which he boned and stuffed with herbs and onion. Finally, a loin of pork, as he removed the bones, rolled and tied it. Helen thanked him for his work.

Supper was served. Birthday flowers were presented to Sheila Dixon and Fiona Craster. The competition for the letter ‘K’ was won by Fiona Craster, Beryl Ainsley and Pauline Brown.

The coffee morning for Macmillan, organised by Pauline, raised more than £135.