Celebrations at the double

Morpeth Inner Wheel

The ladies of Morpeth Inner Wheel have had two celebrations recently.

On Thursday, May 5, it was time for the birthday tea, which was held at Morpeth Rugby Club.

Many other Inner Wheel clubs in the area came to join the group for its 66th anniversary celebration.

After a lovely afternoon tea, Mrs Margaret Dodds gave a most entertaining talk about the history of the Tyne Cinema, Newcastle’s beautiful independent cinema.

The Tyne Cinema is home for some of the world’s best films.

Margaret is a voluntary and enthusiastic guide.

The club hopes to take a tour of the renovated cinema in the near future.

As Her Majesty the Queen was celebrating her official birthday last month, the club also decided to have a little celebration at its June meeting.

All the lady members arrived at the Waterford Hotel in the royal colours and everyone looked resplendent in their tiaras and jewels. However, unfortunately, there were no real diamonds.

After the meal members enjoyed a fun raffle and an hilarious game of Play Your Cards Right, with questions appertaining to the Queen and her family, as well as her horses and her dogs.

Morpeth Inner Wheel President Suzanne Hamnett thanked all members for their support throughout her year and announced that we had not only been able to give cheques to her chosen charity Canine Partners, but also to the Great North Air Ambulance Service, the Cumbrian Flood Appeal and many charities abroad.

The ladies of Morpeth Inner Wheel now look forward to the hand-over dinner in July.

Inner Wheel is an all-female organisation, which aims to promote true friendship, encourage the ideals of personal service and foster international understanding.

Clubs meet regularly and have a full and varied programme through which friendships are built. Visiting other clubs and joining in their activities broadens the opportunity to make new friends. Local clubs all have corresponding Rotary groups.