Hamsterley WI – Report of a meeting held on 10th June 2014

WI LogoAt the June meeting of Hamsterley W.I. Ann Richards welcomed members and visitors before the minutes of the last meeting were read.

Mrs. Richards congratulated the Quiz team who came 4th in the County Quiz heat at Evenwood; just missing out on a place in the final.

Sue Davies, our delegate, gave a detailed account of the A.G.M. held in Leeds on Saturday June 7th.The ‘Ladies who lunch,’ the ‘knit and natter group’ and the visit to ‘ Heatherslaw Mill and Etal Castle’ have all been cancelled for July.

We are holding an’ open quiz night’ on Monday October 6th and all are welcome.  The cost is £16 for a team of four and refreshments are included.  We hope that you can join us on our fun night.  To book a table please contact Joan McDowell on 01388 765166 or email mcdowell885@btinternet.com

Ann Richards introduced the speaker for the night.  It was Peter Stemmer the ‘Darlington Town Crier.  He gave an interesting and funny account of the history and the work of a Town Crier – ‘Communication being the main aim as well as promoting Darlington.  Mrs. Richards thanked him for his entertaining talk.

The competition for a mobile phone case or a spectacle case was won by Pat Welsh, Joan Mcdowell and Sue Heslop.

Next month, Tuesday July 9th, is members’ night which includes a talk by Grace from the Wool Mouse shop in Barnard castle.

Visitors and new members are always welcome at our friendly meetings.

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