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Tanfield Railway trip

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, In : Outings 
We're looking forward to a ride on the world's oldest railway this Sunday (1st Sept) when we have cream tea aboard the Tanfield Railway!

We're meeting at 1.30pm and the train leaves at 2pm. Directions below:

The Tanfield Railway is within easy reach of all major towns and cities in the North East of England. The railway's main entrance for Andrews House Station and Marley Hill Engine Shed is situated alongside the main A6076 road between Stanley in County Durham and Gateshead in Tyne & Wear.

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Poetry and Wrapbag Evening

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, November 23, 2012, In : Outings 
Local poet Fiona Ritchie Walker, who shared a selection of her writing at our poetry evening in January, is hosting a Poetry and Wrapbag evening next month.

Date: Monday 3rd December
Time: 7pm
Venue: Lit and Phil, 23 Westgate Road, NE1 1SE

Hosted by Red Squirrel Press and Fiona Ritchie Walker

An evening of poetry with the chance to buy a wrapbag in aid of the Lit and Phil Development Fund and SunCatchers, which is providing solar ovens for women in Tanzania and Kenya.

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Loch Fyne outing

Posted by Anne Witton on Thursday, October 6, 2011, In : Outings 
One of our summer activities was a visit to Loch Fyne restaurant in Gosforth. Whey Aye President, Allison Underwood, shares her thoughts here:

"I arranged a fish filleting session at a local fish restaurant on Gosforth High Street at the beginning of September when most members had returned from their well earned summer holidays. I chose this restaurant as Loch Fyne is a well renowned fish restaurant chain as well as being a local fresh fish supplier. It is also one of my favourite pla...

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Tynemouth Lifeboat Station visit

Posted by Anne Witton on Saturday, July 9, 2011, In : Outings 
A group of us had a fantastic time today being shown round Tynemouth Lifeboat station at North Shields. There were 9 of us altogether as we were joined by three members of Newcastle East WI. Kevin from the RNLI gave us a fascinating tour round the station and told us all kinds of information in an entertaining way.


We learned lots of things about the operation of the lifeboat service. For instance, did you know:
  • The difference between a lifejacket and a bouyancy aid is that a lifejacket will ...

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