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Morpeth Inner Wheel

THE Inner Wheel of Great Britain and Ireland is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a project called Wheels.

The ladies of the Morpeth branch enjoyed a visit from Area President Ann Knox. Ann explained how we could support the project. It could be providing toys or bicycles for the underprivileged child, or wheelchairs for homes or hospitals. We decided to provide bicycles for children in women’s refuges. Each of us has to raise money using our individual talents.

Our guest speaker was Margaret Wells and her talk was A Journey To Antarctica. Her husband had gone there in 1986 to do scientific studies. It was most illuminating, even to the discovery that a Morpeth firm called Swinney Brothers had provided equipment for the whaling companies on St George Island.