Acklington WI, April meeting


Fired up for pottery

Acklington WI enjoyed a visit from Lorna Wilkinson, of The Rainbow Pottery, at its April meeting.

After a short demonstration of painting techniques, there was the opportunity to decorate a piece of pottery.

We were delighted to welcome seven visitors, who with members, unleashed their artistic talents to produce an impressive range of painted tiles, plates and bowls, which Lorna will return after they are fired.

Time was then taken to address the usual WI business, beginning with a heartfelt expression of sadness at the death of Julia Davidson, a very popular and supportive WIA.

The president welcomed Ann Dixon, who was attending as part of her training to become a WI Advisor. She went on to congratulate the carpet bowling team on drawing both matches in the recent annual competition.

Two members have been successful in the ballot for the trip to Barnsdale Gardens and Burghley House in July. The date of the Garden Party has been moved to Saturday, June 18, to accommodate other events.

The secretary has agreed to attend as delegate at the NFWI annual meeting in Brighton in June. Interest was shown in the WI Bulb Scheme and the Ringtons Tea Challenge.

The items painted earlier were judged as the competition. The results were: 1 Julie, one of our visitors; 2 Mary Guy; 3 Sue Straughan. Then followed a pleasantly informal sociable time.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, at 7.15pm, in the Village Hall, with a visit from Bailiffgate Museum, the competition being Any Old Thing. Visitors will be very welcome.