Beadnell WI, September meeting

Members of Beadnell WI were pleased to welcome a visitor to the first meeting of the autumn season.

The summer has been busy for us and our president was delighted to report on two very successful events: The summer fête and a high tea put on for a visit from Ponteland WI.

Pat thanked everyone for the hard work they had undertaken in a very pleasant, welcoming and professional manner. She also said how valuable the help had been that the institute had received from family and friends at the time of the fête.

The first luncheon club visit had taken the group to the Coach Inn in Lesbury for an enjoyable meal. They are now looking forward to going to Robson’s Restaurant in Craster in October.

Catherine Willis introduced the new calendar produced by the social committee, full of interesting opportunities.

Doreen Godfrey announced the restart of the upholstery group on October 14.

There was also news of a special get-together in the WI hall for those who had volunteered to run activities for the benefit of Beadnell village, during the past year.

It will be held on October 26, as an informal gathering, with a pooled supper.

Some members had been privileged to attend Embleton WI’s 96th anniversary which took the form of a special afternoon listening to music played on Scottish harps, followed by a delicious tea.

A reminder was given of the annual meeting of the Lindisfarne Group in Craster on Tuesday, October 21, at 7pm.

The highlight of the evening was a well-run workshop given by Margaret Smith, of Belford, who took us through the intricacies of making tiny flowers from icing and then decorating small cakes with them. Fun was had by all, with many interesting and individual results to carry home.

Joan Brown won the raffle, while Angela took first place in the competition for something home made with her fresh apple juice. Margaret Shuttleworth and Dorothy Oglethorpe were runners-up.