Alnwick Centre WI, October meeting

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Alnwick Centre WI met at the Costello Centre for their October meeting.

A really excellent talk, entitled The Golden Age of Northumberland, was given by Andy Griffin.

His enthusiastic talk made us proud to be Northumbrians as he told how the years between the Romans leaving and the Norman Conquest were some of the most important years in the history of England.

It was the time when Northumbria was the centre of the known world for books, learning and the quality of its horses and people. The talk was most enlightening, bringing the times, the people and the area to life, it was greatly enjoyed.

After tea, the meeting continued with the various notices and invitations.

Many members look forward to visiting Brizlee WI, to Alnmouth Harvest Tea and to our Christmas lunch.

A collection was taken for the Poppy Appeal when our co-president, Ann Brown, will lay a wreath at the War Memorial.

Names were taken for the group meeting when Alnwick Centre will cater for six institutes at the Costello Centre.

A delegate was chosen, for nomination to Cresswell House (the Northern Headquarters) to attend the WI AGM in June, representing the six local institutes.

Joan Muter won the competition for a Border tart, Ann Anthonisz the raffle prize and Pat Parker the birthday flowers. Sylvia Taylor’s pomander will go forward to the group competition.

The next meeting will be at 2pm on November 14 when Christina Murton will talk and take a workshop on jewellery.