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Friday, 24 October 2014

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TONIGHT all members of the Wylam Gardeners’ Society are invited to take part in the inter society quiz at 7.30pm in the Munro Hall of the Wylam Institute.

The quiz is an annual event hosted in turn by the garden societies of Corbridge, Stocksfield, Wylam and Snods Edge, and this year it is Wylam’s turn.

There will be questions on general knowledge, current affairs and horticulture amongst others, with an interval for a buffet and free glass of wine.

If you are able to help prepare the room please arrive at around 6pm, as all help will be greatly appreciated.

TOMORROW morning is the Scouts' Railway Exhibition in Wylam Institute.

DON’T miss the charity Christmas card and craft fair at Wylam Institute on Saturday, November 3, 10am until 12.30pm. Entry is free.

There will be charity cards, assorted crafts, local and national charity stalls, children's face painting, raffles, a tombola, white elephant and much, much more. Tea and coffee will be served.

BOOKINGS are being taken for the Wine and Wisdom event on Saturday, November 3. Forms are available at the Tea Shop, the Wine Lodge, the Institute office and Pete and Viv Smith, 26 Woodvale Gardens (01434) 853713.

The last quiz was over subscribed, and three teams didn’t get in – don’t let that be you this time.

ALISON Wilkinson and Sharon Lamb were so impressed with a Method Putkisto course they went on that they returned to be trained, and are starting on Monday, November 5 to initiate us into this exercise which helps you lengthen, strengthen and deep breathe your way to better posture.

It is relaxing and de-stressing, and very enjoyable. Their classes will run on Monday from 10am until 11.30am (with Sharon), at 7.15pm until 8.45pm (with Alison), and on Wednesday from 6pm until 7.30pm (with Sharon).

Ring Sharon on (01661) 852688 or Alison on 07951246527 for further information.

They are also giving a session on Saturday, December 8, 10am-11.30am called Face School, which is to give you the courage to face Christmas!

MEN at Home heard Beau Rowlands give a talk on the Falkland Islands. A South African and a naturalist, Beau first visited the islands in 1977, returning after the war in 1987.

He described how the main island East Falkland is made up of remote farms, with only one road connecting Port Stanley with the next small settlement.

During his visits he got to know the people well, and could answer any question on the islands and their inhabitants. His talk was illustrated with a wonderful selection of photographs.

LAST Thursday Wylam Gardeners’ Society celebrated the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish professor who was responsible for deciding how plants were divided up into groups and named.

Members were given an entertaining talk by Dr Marie Addyman on the naming of plants, where they dredged up their school Latin to understand why and how plants each have their individual names.

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