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The latest meeting of Bamburgh WI was held on April 13, and was opened by our president Christine Hutchinson.

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 8:00 am

The minutes of the last meeting were read, and the treasurer gave her report.

The county federation events were reported.

These included a trip to Askham Hall on July 7, a gastronomic quiz at Wooler on May 25, and a lunch at Doxford Hall on July 8, with Sir Alan Beith as the speaker.

We had also received an invitation from Howick WI to a quiz night on May 4.

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Our lunch club this month was due to be held at the Sea and Soil in Amble on April 27.

The last Winter Quiz night was to be held in the Castle Inn on April 25.

Members were asked to help at a catering event when we play host to another WI on July 16.

A special plaque is to be placed in the new WI Notice Board to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday. All members were invited to meet at the new board, outside Julie’s Pantry, at noon on the Queen’s actual birthday, April 21, to make a toast.

Arrangements were made to our outing to Beamish on July 5. A coach has been booked and local WIs were to be asked to join us.

In the absence of a speaker, several members had brought along some of their treasured possessions.

They explained how they had obtained them, and also gave an insight into the history of the items.

Our next meeting will be on May 11, which will be our annual meeting.