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Dovenby WI March 2011

The meeting was opened by President Geraldine Baldwin and continued with Secretary Carole Colquitt reading the minutes of the last meeting, which were then accepted as correct.

Letters were handed to all members from Yorkshire Tea, who, after 20 years providing Yorkshire Tea goody boxes to all Institutes, will be discontinuing this after 2011. The August meeting is to be a trip to Threave Gardens on August 11th.

The business of the evening being completed, Guest Speaker Gilly Frazer was introduced, and gave a talk with slides on the Great Clydesdale Migration. Beginning on the Isle of Skye, people from all walks of life rode Clydesdale horses 450 miles to their new home at Chappels Farm, South Cumbria - (see www.cumbrianheavyhorses.com/) riding about 20 miles a day, and staying where convenient from Best Western Hotels to shepherds' bothies and fishing lodges. Gilly was the only outsider doing the 450 miles to their new home at Chappells Farm.

Under the pen name of Rachel Elliott, Gilly writes novels.

Nita Eubank gave a vote of thanks for a very enjoyable and interesting evening.

The competition - a photo of a heavy horse was won by Nita Eubank, with Hazel Graves in second place.

The Raffle was won by Chris Nicholson.

The quiz was won by Nita Eubank, with Pat Harper with Diana Clark second and Geraldine Baldwin third.

Dovenby WI is always glad to welcome new members or visitors. Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm at Bridekirk Dovenby School.

 

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