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Our very happy 92nd birthday evening commenced with a bang, the James Bond theme tune was played for us by the school steel band students under the guidance of music tutor Ms Pat Adamson and headteacher Ms Julie Harris.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24 February, 2016, 08:00

We were delighted to listen to Happy Ending, Call me Maybe, Hold back the River, Marvin Gaye, Poker Face, Tequila, Under the Sea, You Sexy Thing, and finally, Let it Go.

A very resounding round of applause ensued before the band members – students aged between 11 and 16 with musical instruments consisting of a set of drums, three guitars and the varying sizes of steel drums – all packed up for the evening. Sadly, we may only have one more year of music from our local school.

Following on from the excitement, our president Mrs Pat Minto welcomed everybody. We had guests from other WIs, Craster, Howick, Embleton, Beadnel, Bamburgh and Belford.

Supper was announced and we all sat down to very tasty food and tea (some from the bar), thus a very convivial evening progressed. It is always interesting to meet other members and exchange views and notes.

A vote of thanks was given by Mrs Doris Clarke, of Craster. Our celebration cake was cut by Sheila Caskey.

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The meeting progressed with our secretary Sandra MacFarlane reading out the minutes of our previous meeting. These were agreed and adopted. Points of interest were explained, together with correspondence, details of proposed coach trips and future dates, including the annual council meeting to be held on Saturday, April 9, at the Royal Grammar School, a domino drive at Stannington, a cookery demo at Cresswell House, and a visit to the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle.

Our next pub lunch will be local and is to be at The Ship on February 27, at 12.30pm.

The competition, a candle, was won by Mrs Nora Milehan, Mrs Doreen Edmisson and Mrs Brenda Ord.

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1, with a talk by Mr Graham Ambrose entitled A Woodturner. The competition will be a wooden object.

Do come along and have some fun, with refreshments. Our meetings always commence at 7pm. They are a good opportunity to meet other people and have an entertaining evening out.