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Contact Details

Secretary:

Lindsey Smith

Telephone: 015242 51649
E-mail: lindseyinaustwick@gmail.com

President:

Angela Rogers

Telephone: 01729 823218
E-mail: angela_john@ringmat.com

Our W.I. meets in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of the month. Why not come along and see what is on offer? Visitors are always welcome.

The 2020 programme began when Chris and Judy Leeming were the guest speakers. Their truly inspirational talk, accompanied by slides, described their challenge to walk 1000 miles in a year. The challenge, however became an obsession and they put on their boots every day, averaged over 200 miles a month and accomplished 2000 miles before the end of the year. An incredible achievement.

Michael Roberts, an auctioneer and valuer from PFK Penrith was our speaker in February. He gave an interesting talk on his varied career in the antiques business. Members brought in their own artefacts for his comments and valuations.

At the March meeting Sarah Lister, author of the book Curious Tales from the Ancient Graveyard: gave a talk on Celebrating the lives of Settle’s ancestors. Her excellent talk revealed her findings about folk in the 19th century and their interesting lives.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION AND THE GOVERNMENT RECOMMENDATION TO MINIMISE SOCIAL INTERACTION THE APRIL AND MAY MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

The rest of this year’s program looks like this :

June 11th      In the footsteps of Marie Hartley                                                    Hester Cox

July 9th         Summer Garden Party                                                                      Battle Hill

Aug 13th       Bee Keeping                                                                                      S Mason / J Innerdale

Sept 10th       Baking demonstration with seasonal ideas                               Mike Armstrong

Oct 8th            AGM

Nov 12th        Skipton Food Bank

Dec 10th          The Magic Entertainer                                                                Chris Winnick

Dates of Summer outings and various walks and workshops to be announced.

 

 

Sue Dewhirst ( Press Secretary )

 

 

 

 

 

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