Events and Groups November 2022


Netherwitton Village Hall

Friday 4th November 7.30-11pm: Pub Night. Bar open for alcoholic and soft drinks.

Friday 18th November 7.30-11pm: Quiz Night. Bar will be open and price to include refreshments.

Friday 25th November 9am-1pm: Crafty Friday. Bring your own activities or just call in for tea or coffee.

All welcome to come and join in the fun.

Contact:  Peter Pacepavicius 07785 577466

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Wingates Village Institute Annual General Meeting

Wingates, Morpeth NE65 8RW

The AGM of the Wingates Village Institute (Charity No. 1088983) will be held on Wednesday 16th November at 7.00pm at the Institute.

This meeting is open to all

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Longhorsley Ball Reminder

The 24th Longhorsley Ball will be held on Saturday 3rd December.

Tickets are on sale until mid November.

There are a few tables left so please get in touch ASAP!

Lizzy Prescott 07595 909510 or Karen Fish 07803 603376

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British Legion Poppy Appeal Coffee Morning

Saturday 12th November 10am-11.30am

St. Helen’s Church - All are welcome

Raffle - Bring and Buy - Cake Stall

Donations would be appreciated

Contact Mary Stephenson 788232

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More details about all groups are in the Groups Supplement that was distributed with the September edition of the newsletter.
Extra copies are available on the Back Copies page.

Wingates Bridge Club

Wingates Bridge Club plays both in person at the village hall and online. Currently, it meets in person every Tuesday from 7.30pm but sometimes plays online later if there is illness. It may go online for the autumn and winter, though there has been no decision yet. If that happens, the club will return to the hall at the end of the winter.

New members of all levels are very welcome, newcomers to bridge in particular. Don't be worried about skill levels - this is a very sociable club and lessons will be given. A basic knowledge of whist is helpful but not essential. The club will be organising a try-outs evening soon.

And members who've dropped out will be warmly welcomed back, too.

Do come along - it is a genuinely fun game.

Neil Fowler 07770 641385 is the main contact, but also Robert Famelton

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Longhorsley WI

At our last meeting Bill Devonshire, who was raising money for RNLI, showed us photos of Northumberland Gardens in all seasons. These ranged from the very large, such as Howick Hall and Chillingham Castle, to the smaller Bide a Wee and his own garden at Rock.

At our next meeting, on Thursday 3rd November, we will be welcoming Walter Riddell from Hepple Gin. Visitors are welcome.

Will all Members take note that we will also be making our selection for the Christmas Lunch at the Shoulder of Mutton on 8th December.

Contact: Audrey Wiggins, Secretary 788692

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Exercise to Music

We are back to exercising in the Village Hall on Monday mornings, 9.15am - 10.15am. New members most welcome.

Shirley Forster is our instructor and sessions are in conjunction with Age UK.

Mary Stephenson 788232

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St. Helen’s Coffee Morning

The Coffee Morning on Saturday 12th November will be held in St. Helen’s Church and will be in aid of the British Legion Poppy Appeal.  See the Local Events section for more details.

Mary Stephenson 788232

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Walking Group

The walks are usually 4 to 6 miles long and it’s a good idea to bring a drink and energy snack on the walk. Where suitable there may be the option of a picnic lunch or a meal out after the walk. Car sharing can be arranged where required.

The next upcoming walks are:

Monday 7th November: Longhoughton - Craster, led by David 772225

Thursday 18th November: Felton Fence, led by Leigh and Neil 787115

Thursday 8th December: Christmas walk (TBC), led by Sheena and Jan 07801 005634

New walkers are always welcome.

For more information please contact Sheena & Jan 07801 005634

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Wingates Reading Group

The Wingates book club is happy to welcome new members with an interest in books. We alternate between Netherwitton and Wingates Village Halls for our get togethers. All the books we read are chosen by members of the Group, so you would be able to pick your favourites for us to read and discuss.

Our ‘Forthcoming Attractions’ for the next months up to Christmas are:

10th Nov The New Men by CP Snow (Netherwitton)

8th Dec Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe (Wingates)

If you would like to join us then please contact

David Sayer 07952 743448

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Christian Vision for Men

The Christian Vision for Men group has monthly breakfasts at the Angler's Arms. Our next breakfast will be on Saturday 26th November at 8.30am. That morning will be one of our discussion mornings, this time on the monarchy in the light of the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II. The charge for those attending each breakfast is £9.

For more information and to book a place, please contact

Jim Cockburn 01670 510130

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Longhorsley Local History Society

The next History Society meeting is on Tuesday the 8th November, in the village hall at 7.30pm.

The talk is by David Jones who will be giving an update on the archaeological dig at Linbrigg, just beyond Alwinton. Admission is free.

Contact Derek Knox 788329

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Northumberland Wildlife Trust - Coquetdale Group

We meet on the first Monday of each month from September to April at the Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. Outings/visits are organised in the summer months.

Guests are very welcome and a fee of £3 is charged. Doors open at 7pm with tea and coffee available for a small donation.

November 7th at 7.30pm: “From Bees to Bottle”, a talk by Luke Hutchinson who runs the Northumbrian Honey Company.

December 5th at 7.30pm: Phil Hanmer's talk is "Our Birds in the Gambia and a few Afro Tropicals”. As always Phil will have great photos and commentary.

Contact Conrad Chilvers 788351.

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