This month, as I write this there is snow on the ground, but I ask you to forget that cold, damp time of year and focus on the positive offering of the Craft Committee this month.
In soon to be warmer times, we are repeating the very popular and very scrummy ‘Ladies that Lunch’, again at the Barrasford Arms NE48 4AA, meeting 10:30 demo at 11 then lunch. Same format on both dates, priced at £33 due to increases by the Barrasford Arms but it is still a good deal. The first lunch will be held on 5 May – closing date of noon 21 April and the second on 3 June – closing date of 19th May. I have requested the same glorious weather as last year, if you know of a hostelry that could do something similar then let the Office know so we can spread the experience wider.
Then the BIG reveal, fanfare of trumpets …the Federation Competition Day schedule is out for discussion, class selection and practice run of the set recipes. Entries must be in to Cresswell House on 1 June before noon. We will be running the show number allocation system as previously, so that on competition day your entry submission will be as swift and painless as possible. The theme this year is
The Olympics. I hope there is something for everyone to enter and have a go at – there is plenty for each skill level.
The Northumberland County Show this year will be on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020. They are having a WI Cooperative so perhaps you could put an entry into them as practice for our Federation Competition day?
The details of the Prize Money are: 1st £10 / 2nd £8 /3rd £6
Special: The Tynedale Agricultural Society WI Shield. Presented to Winning Institute only. £5 per Entry and the theme is – ‘Olympic Sports’. Exhibit on a base with backing boards – depth 60cm, width 60cm 2 craft, 2 cookery, 1 flower. Staging and interpretation to be judged. Accessories allowed. Please identify items to be judged. More details on
Come on ladies let’s show them how it’s done!!

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