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Bowsden History Group met to hear a further instalment of Julie Gibbs' research into the story of the Belgian refugees who were settled in North Northumberland during the First World War.

Tuesday, 28th March 2017, 8:00 am

The evening took the form of a dramatised documentary, with readings from letters and newspapers of the period, showing that the plight of refugees in 1915 was little different from those from the Arab world today.

The next meeting is on Monday, April 3, at 7.30pm, in Bowsden Village Hall, where Lt Col Howard Culley will talk about the early history of Lindisfarne. Visitors are welcome and the admission charge of £2 includes refreshments.

New-style coffee mornings are held in Bowsden Village Hall every month on the first Saturday, from 10am until noon. Come and enjoy tea, coffee or hot chocolate, with fresh cakes and scones, in a friendly bistro-like atmosphere.

Saturday, April 1, will feature an Easter tombola, all proceeds helping to maintain the village hall.

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Bowsden Ladies’ Group meets at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of every month in the village hall. Visitors are welcome, entrance is £2, including refreshments.

In February we heard Fiona Scott give a graphic account of her experiences of life with the people of Malawi. The March speaker was John Sim, who talked about the work of Northumbria Police Dog Unit.

On April 6 Paulette Sheard will tell the story of the Autoharp, illustrated with music and songs.