Alnwick Centre WI, October meeting

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Alan Fendley was the speaker at the October meeting of Alnwick Centre WI.

His talk, Women at War, ranged from the role of women in the 18th century to the air pilots of the present day.

Women have played their part in so many wars, not only on the actual battlefields but at home doing the work of men who were away fighting.

He spoke of the nursing profession, land girls, factory and munition workers, women in the forces and even the WI and the WRVS who organised the evacuees.

The talk was very interesting and, in parts, most amusing. It was greatly enjoyed by all.

After tea, The Northumbrian leaflet was noted and members given the opportunity to sign for the many future events taking place in the county. These included a pledge auction in Ponteland on October 17.

Alnwick Centre’s own Coffee Historical is to be on Friday, November 7, at 10.30am at the Fleece Hotel.

A knitting session is to be held at 3pm on Monday, October 20, at the home of Sylvia Taylor.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 13, at 2pm when guests are invited. Avril Huntley will provide musical entertainment.