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Our meeting was a celebration, being 94 years since the group was founded. We had several visitors from other branches, plus entertainment.

Friday, 23rd February 2018, 12:00 pm

Judith Stephenson, chairman, opened the meeting, welcoming all present, and introduced Fiddlezonly.

It was a very lively group. Members are from different areas and meet often, and their music kept us all happy and tapping. All the tunes were country and western type, such as My Cape Breton Home, Floating From Skerry Gibby Grey and Da Smugglers, and the last one being Whiskey Before Breakfast/Shove The Pigsfoot.

After the vote of thanks, we all sat down to a supper. Our beautiful birthday cake, baked by Nora Milehan and decorated, was cut and enjoyed by all.

We then said goodbye to our entertaining guests and settled down to the business part of the evening.

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Our visit to the Alnwick Playhouse pantomime had been a great success, lunch at The Plough also. The next pub lunch will be on Saturday, February 24, at the Horse Shoe Inn, Rennington.

Future Dates include the annual spring council meeting in Newcastle on Saturday, April 7, food and Flowers at Stannington on April 19, a visit to the Mining Institute in Newcastle on Thursday, March 8, a quiz at Shilbottle on Wednesday, March 21, at 7pm, the darts and dominoes final at Stannington on Monday, April 16, and the annual bowls competition at Breamish Hall, Powburn, on Wednesday, April 25.

To support the Alleviating Loneliness campaign, Cramlington WI is starting a coffee morning every Friday at the Welcome Chapel, from 10am.

The Federation trip to Denman WI College will be from July to July 5.

Our competition, a candle, was won by Sheila Young, with Sheila Dickson second and Nora Mileham third.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 6, when we will have a pie and peas supper. It will be a celebration of 100 years of the Northumberland Federation.