Wentworth WI: THE June meeting, held in Ouston Community Centre, began with the singing of Jerusalem.

Sympathies were sent to Olive Harwood, who has lost her husband.

Norah Dixon, secretary, read the minutes of the last meeting. Elsie Haddock gave her report from this year's AGM at the Albert Hall, which sounded like a fantastic meeting with Jane Fonda and Bill Bryson. Happy Birthday was sung to Freda Weatherspoon and Sheila Howlett.

Wartime stories, facts and recipes were read by Maureen Barwick, Audrey Stephenson and Freda Weatherspoon.

Alan Duffy gave his talk on Digging for Victory, then he and his wife joined members for a Street Party-style faith supper.

Myra Hunter won the door prize, and the competition of Wartime Memorabilia was won by Maureen Barwick.

After supper members took part in a wartime-theme quiz, provided by Maureen Barwick.

The meeting was also attended by past member Dionnie, who is on holiday from Thunder Bay, Canada.

North Lodge WI: BRENDA Dawson welcomed members to the June meeting. After Jerusalem and the fire drill, Aileen Pigott dealt with the correspondence and county letter.

The Edinburgh train outing was a great success. Members also enjoyed the group meeting at Great Lumley, especially Annie Mawson from the Sunbeam Music Trust based at Brougham near Penrith.

The speaker was Doug Worton, whose subject was Paris with slides. He was very entertaining.

The competition, a summer verse, was won by Brenda Dawson with Joyce Whitmore second and Joan Hall third.

Elsie Haddock, president, Chester Moor, who was delegate to the national meeting at the Royal Albert Hall, gave an excellent report on the resolutions.

The evening concluded with a faith supper.

The next meeting is on July 14 at the United Reformed Church (Bethel) at 7pm. Visitors and new members welcome.