Richmond WI meets in the church hall behind St Joseph and St Francis Xavier Church, Newbiggin, DL10 4DT, on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. There is no meeting in August. We usually have a speaker at the start at the meeting, followed by refreshments. We then give out details of any up-coming activities. In addition to the meeting, we have a needlecraft afternoon, a walking group and a Mah Jong evening each month and organise other events as requested by members.
Visitors are welcome without charge for a couple of meetings, so prospective new members can see what Richmond WI is about. Annual membership for 2018 is £41.00, but new members joining throughout the year pay a pro rata rate, depending when they join.
We welcomed visitors from Ravensworth and Melsonby WIs who joined us to hear Lynne Ditchburn talk all about bread. She explained the history of breadmaking from caveman days, through Roman times, medieval England, right up to the present day. She touched on the very varied types of bread that are available.
After refreshments, members were told that the Group Tea Party had been a success, enjoyed by all who attended. Seats are still available for the coach trip in July to Keswick, and to Newcastle in September. Friends are welcome to join us. The second social meet up will take place on Thursday 14th June at Lakeside, following the very enjoyable first meeting held at the Middlemoor cafe last month.
The next meeting will be on Monday 9th July when we will learn the Secrets of York Minster with David Burke.
Other Forthcoming Events
Social Meeting - Thursday 14th June - Lakeside cafe - 10.30a.m.
Mah Jong - Monday 18th June 7p.m. - Conservative Club, Newbiggin, Richmond
Needlecraft Afternoon - Wednesday 4th July 2 p.m. at Margaret's home
Coach Trip to Keswick - Wednesday 18th July - £8.50 - seats still available. Everyone welcome
Coffee Morning in Richmond Town Hall - Saturday 4th August
Group Coach trip to Newcastle - Thursday 6th September - £7. Optional river boat trips can be booked.
Group Autumn Social - Thursday 11th October - Pie and Peas supper - provisional date