Bamburgh WI, February meeting

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A very unpleasant cold, wet and windy afternoon did not dampen the intrepid members attending this meeting, as a ‘succulent session with Susan’ was a treat too good to miss.

The business section of the meeting was conducted while the wonderful aroma from a selection of meals, cooking in the kitchen, kept members in anticipation of the tasty treats in store.

The Bamburgh village January quiz had proved very popular.

Unfortunately, the performance of Almost a Panto in Seahouses Working Men’s Club had to be postponed as the heating had broken down but April 1 should see the combined talents of North Sunderland/Seahouses and Bamburgh taking to the stage.

The monthly lunch club met at the Bamburgh Castle Hotel, Seahouses, on February 20 and the WI fund-raising coffee morning, for the Pavilion, is on April 15.

The arrangements for the WI centenary Baton Event in Bamburgh, on March 18, are taking shape and it should be an exciting afternoon for all who are privileged to take part.

A letter had been received from Bell View services telling people that there is an expansion of the community transport scheme that can now include Bamburgh.

A regular service can be offered for non-car-drivers and Bell View would like to know how people would like this service run.

A suggestion was made by a committee member that Bamburgh WI should contact a fellow WI or Federation in an area that has been devastated by recent flooding and all members agreed that this was an excellent idea as they had received such support from a WI in the SE when there was foot and mouth in our area.

After much discussion on Federation events featured in the WI Northumbrian News and future events run by Bamburgh WI, Susan was ready to lay the table with her hot and cold fare.

Baked savoury apples, Parmesan shortbread, hot smoked salmon pea and dill pasta, beef, chorizo and bean pie and chicken, ham and pistachio terrine graced the table and members were soon tucking in.

Our next meeting, on March 12, features All The World’s A Stage with Gillian Hamilton from the Northumberland Touring Theatre Company based at Alnwick Playhouse. Perhaps our thespians may learn how to retain their lines in diminishing memories for their panto performance. Visitors will be very welcome to join us.