Glorious views of Holy Island

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Morpeth Stobhillgate Townswomen’s Guild

MEMBERS welcomed Mr and Mrs Soady and their Northumbria Audio Visual Society to the last meeting before Christmas.

As usual, it was all absolutely beautiful. They started in Holy Island, which was photographed in spring on a sunny, cloudless day with a blue sky overhead.

The whole aspect was a joy to behold – from lobster pots and fishing boats to lambs in the fields, wild birds and horses exercising along the shore – and it was all accompanied by lovely haunting music.

The last look was of the ruined priory, the church and war memorial with Let There be Peace Today sung by Daniel O’Donnell.

There were six different subjects, too many to give details of so I have chosen The Sunderland Airshow. The music, of course, The Dambusters and The RAF Regimental March.

Members saw Lancasters, biplanes, World War Two aircraft and up to the present day with the Red Arrows.

The Alnwick Garden was another delight, photography brilliant and of course lovely roses, poppies, delphiniums, iris and a pansy. The music to accompany this was ‘On Days Like This’ sung by Matt Monroe.

The show ended with sights of Northumberland castles – stunning settings of Warkworth, Alnwick, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh as well as ruins of Etal, Bothal and Harbottle among others.

The other subjects not mentioned were worth seeing as well.

A vote of thanks was given by Mrs Lumley, after which members enjoyed tea and biscuits. As there is no meeting in December, the next one will be on January 10 in St Robert’s Church Hall, Oldgate, from 2pm.