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Beadnell's anticipated speaker this month, Ian Clayton, was unable to come because of attending a meeting at the Lifeboat Association's headquarters in Poole.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 27 February, 2016, 08:00

Stepping into the breach was Carol Nicholson, a talented glass painter from Rowlands Gill. Members were greeted by an array of her work on display, a dazzling sight on a dark evening.

Describing her progression from her hobby of watercolour painting to working on glass and other materials, Carol conveyed her enthusiasm and enjoyment for what has become a new career for her.

Demonstrating a variety of techniques and passing on some helpful tips for the process of enhancing glass, she encouraged some members to ‘have a go’. Nancy, Jan and Annette summoned up the art of hand and eye co-ordination to have their first, but not necessarily their last attempt at mastering a new skill.

We look forward to Carol returning in October to set up a stall at our Christmas shopping event.

Lunch club members had enjoyed a meal at the Castle Inn, Bamburgh, and are planning to go to Insieme in Seahouses in March. Four members attended North Sunderland and Seahouses WI’s birthday celebration. It had been a truly sociable evening, enhanced by a concert by the middle school’s talented steel band.

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St Ebba’s Pancake Day, held in our hall, had been a great success and raised £200 towards our rebuilding fund. We were extremely grateful.

We have a date for defibrillator training for the machine that is to be fitted to our building. It will be on Saturday, March 12, at 2pm, and is open to any interested members of the village.

Catherine Willis and Jan Brunt have put together an interesting social calendar, which was handed out with information for courses and events throughout the county.

Eve Humphreys won the raffle, whilst the competition for a boat in any medium was won by Annette Manning, with Eve Rutter and Nancy Wardropper runners-up.

Next month’s speaker will be Katriona Porteous, with the competition being ‘something fishy’.