Shilbottle WI, July meeting

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On a beautiful July evening Fliss Edmunds welcomed members and visitors from Felton and Thirston, Craster, Warkworth, Longhoughton and Boulmer to Shilbottle WI’s musical event.

There had been a successful garden party earlier in the month and a team represented the WI in the village quiz.

Maintenance of the small garden at the Community Hall was continued with the addition of a gravel mulch spread by a few energetic members.

The darts and dominoes team have started the season with successes and those that have attended courses at Cresswell House have been impressed by the building improvements.

The weather was just perfect for the coastal walk held a Druridge Bay.

Malcolm Bennett and Jimmy Little entertained us with a selection of songs old and new.

Their varied programme, on guitar and harmonica, soon had feet tapping and women singing along with them.

After the music we were all anticipating the pooled supper and as usual the women of Shilbottle had produced a fantastic spread which was appreciated by all.

Sheila Graham from Longhoughton and Boulmer gave a vote of thanks on behalf of the visitors.

There is no meeting in August but we hope to see some members help with the painting of the hall. We start with the new programme on Thursday, September 19, with a talk from Mr B Burnie entitled War Baby to Daft as a Brush.

Would you like to make new friends and learn new skills? You can by joining us at 7.15pm, on the third Thursday of every month, at the Community Hall, Grange Road.