History of the hall

VALERIE Ellis gave the members and visitors at Kirkley WI’s September meeting an intriguing illustrated talk about Seaton Delaval Hall.

She traced the hall’s history through the Delaval, Astley and Hastings families. With the use of paintings and photographs, Valerie explained how the families had made their money to build and occupy the hall. The building’s history can be explored on visits to the hall. Helene Dolder gave the vote of thanks and the competition for a National Trust article was won by Mary Carins.

Members who had a photograph in the WI calendar were congratulated. Many members will be attending the WI pantomime in November and plans have been formulated for the Christmas lunch. The October meeting is the general meeting.