Ship Ahoy! At Newbiggin By the Sea

Newbiggin by the Sea WI had an extremely informative and interesting talk accompanied by a visual presentation by The Friends of the LV50 Lightship, a voluntary group who promote the heritage of this unique wooden lightship, moored in South Harbour, Blyth.

Built, 1979 by Fletcher Son and Fearnall in London, she was bought in 1952 by the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, who have lovingly restored her. It is open to the public between April and September on the last Thursday of the month. A highly recommended talk.

To arrange a talk at your WI, contact Doreen Humble at the Friends of LV50:

A talk that left Stannington buzzing

Northumberland Honey shared their passion for bees, bee keeping and conservation recently at Stannington WI and how it led to the creation of the UK’s first Sparkling Mead.

If you would like to know more about their work contact Luke and Suzie at Northumberland Honey, Tel: 077525 34953 or email:

Northumberland WI

t: 0191 217 0808

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