THE ladies of Morpeth Inner Wheel met for their usual monthly meeting in the Queen’s Head Hotel, Morpeth.

Their guest speaker was Mrs Gillian Irvine, talking about the history of the Wansbeck Music Festival, which is celebrating its centenary in 2012.

Gillian was Chairman of the festival for many years and has been associated with the event since 1972.

She gave the club a most informative talk and pointed out how this yearly event had helped to foster a love of music from a very young age as children take part as well as adults.

Mrs Sylvia Brown thanked her on behalf of the club and passed on our good wishes for the future of the Wansbeck Music Festival and wished her every success in its forthcoming events.