North Sunderland and Seahouses WI

The November meeting of North Sunderland and Seahouses WI was held in the Social Club, Seahouses.

The group meeting held in Craster when members from Bamburgh, Beadnell, Embleton and Howick attended, was well supported. A delicious supper, including entertainment, meant that the evening was every enjoyable.

Our November meeting was brisk and business-like in that we had various items of finance to discuss as well as our forthcoming Christmas lunch and our Christmasparty. Also under discussion was our annual outing and our August afternoon cream tea.

The national annual meeting whch will be held on June 4 next year will be interesting. Two cinemas within the Tyneside Cinema complex for the live broadcast are booked. Federation Day next year will take place at Hexham Mart.

Our Christmas celebration at Hexham Abbey will be on Thursday, December 11. A coach for this event is organised and WI.members are asked to contact their secretary if they wish to attend this special day.

Our Christmas lunch this year will be at the Links Hotel, Seahouses, on December 19.

Our October lunch was held at the Percy Arms, Chatton and the November lunch at the Ship Inn, Seahouses.

Our competition, a gift wrapped box, was won by 1 Doreen Edmison, 2 Sandra McFarlane and 3 Peggy Wood.

Other future items of interest are: Annual bowls competition in St James Church Hall, Alnwick, on March 25; Christmas at Cresswel l House on Saturday, December 6; International Women’s Day will be Friday, March 6, 2015; Reading Aloud competition, March 9, 11 and 12.