Henknowle TG: THE chairman welcomed members and four visitors to the June meeting.

David Hughes was the guest speaker. He gave a fascinating talk about his eventful life, which was recentlypublished and has since written three more books. He is also an award-winningwatercolour artist. All of his works are sold for charity, exclusively for Grace House Children's Hospice Appeal.

His friend Bill Fish was given one of David's paintings to be raffled for the Marie Curie charity, which was won by Margaret Dixon.

The business, correspondence, treasurer's report were dealt with and the secretary, Veronica Fletcher, gave a detailed report of the federation AGM held in Darlington.

Thefederation chairman's at home will be held on August 4 in St Cuthbert's Hall. Sue Alderson will be the new chairman.

St Helen WI: THE June meeting was the usual annual outing. This year members visited the Lake District.

The group travelled to the K Shoe village at Kendal, and then on to Hayes Garden Centre at Ambleside. Everyone enjoyed the day's outing.

Thepresident, Nancy Jewitt thanked Kathy Watson, who had organised the day, and to the coach driver for the care and assistance he gave to all members.