Don’t forget that at the January meeting you’ll be asked to vote on which resolution you would like to see the WI focus on this year. If you need a quick reminder, they are listed here
On Monday 20th November we gave a warm welcome to Myra Robinson, our speaker who entertained us with her talk entitled, “Utterly Italy”.
We also displayed the bags made with Kate in the October meeting. Some fantastic creations were made, or are being made!
Last summer’s shared supper on the lawn followed by a quiz was such a success that we did it again this month. Just like last year, we forgot to take photos of the evening.
Thanks again to Amanda and Liz for setting a challenging quiz….especially the photos!
Anyone who wasn’t at the meeting need not worry, the uncollected pots have been put to one side for next month.
Fiona Clarke told the story of Jesmond Pool (as detailed in her book, pictured below). The pool first opened in 1938, but was closed by the council in 1991. The community came to the rescue and the pool re-opened in 1992 and has flourished since. We thank Fiona for taking time to share with us the inspirational story of our cherished community leisure centre.
Newcastle and the Suffragettes was the theme of our guided tour of Newcastle, expertly delivered by City Guide Marion Anderson. We were enthralled by the stories of the brave women, and some men, who fought for votes for women and equal pay here in our own city and Marion pointed out buildings that we’ve all passed many times that play a part in that special part of history.
Afterwards, we visited The Old George, where Marion told us about King Charles I being prisoner in Newcastle in 1646 and his own visit to the same pub.
Thanks to Marion for a fantastic evening.
In August, we are back in our usual meeting place. There will be shared supper, outdoors if the weather allows, followed by a quiz – back by popular demand!
We were pleased to be joined by Emma Clasper from Painted With Love at our June meeting. Emma brought with her some pottery pieces and all the equipment required for members to turn them into their own masterpieces.
Emma started by explaining how to add paint and details to the pieces, then left us to use our imaginations and skills to create individual items.
The results were stunning! We have some talented ladies amongst our members. Emma took the pieces away at the end of the evening to fire them in her kiln. We look forward to seeing the finished products when she returns them at our August meeting (August 21st).
Remember all – our July meeting is not taking place in the church hall. We shall see you at 7.30pm at Monument for our walking tour of the city, to end with a drink at the Old George.