Henknowle TG: THE chairman Veronica Fletcher welcomed everyone to the February meeting which, despite poor weather was well attended.

Doreen Lawson read a tribute to Berry Pybus who died recently at the age of 93. A loyal member and keen Scrabble player, she will be sadly missed.

The financial statement and correspondence were dealt with and nominations were taken for the new committee which will be elected at the annual meeting in March.

Federation chairman Pauline Myers will be returning officer and will give a talk entitled From Russia With Love.

Don Jude was the speaker relating his wartime experiences in the Navy aboard a hospital ship.

Mrs Lilian Wright gave the vote of thanks.

The competition, a wartime memento, was won by Mrs Clements and raffle prize by Mary Ellain. The federation's arts and crafts social studies festival will be held in Darlington on Saturday, April 5.

An outing in August will be to Ripon and Harrogate. Friends will be welcomed.

King James WI

MISS Cook opened the February meeting and after the formal business, unwanted jewellery was collected for the National Heart Research Fund.

Entertainment was an exercising to music display by Maureen Hankey's keep fit team. Mrs Murray gave the vote of thanks.

The competition for the best sporting photograph was won by Mrs Pickersgill, Mrs Ledger and Mrs Symes.

Mrs Martin and Mrs Moore won the raffle prize.

The meeting ended with a bring and buy stall. The annual meeting is next month.