KIRKLEY WI members reconvened after the summer break in the Oak Room at Kirkley Hall for their September meeting.
They heard a fascinating talk by Beryl Parr about the disease Fistula. This problem affects many young women in Ethiopia who give birth to a child in unhealthy conditions.
The work of doctors, like Catherine and Reginald Hammond who in 1975 opened a hospital in Addis Ababa, has over the years changed and improved the conditions for victims. There are now five out-reach hospitals, which help with this problem and general maternity care.
Giving the vote of thanks, Rosie Creighton expressed the members’ fascination to learn of this condition, which is now eradicated in the western world.
The competition for a medical item was won by Elizabeth Shaw.
In the business meeting reports were made about the visit to Paxton House and Floors Castle and the afternoon tea at Daphne’s.
Some members were to enter classes at County Day, which is to be held at Wooler.
The October meeting is the general meeting.