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STOKESLEY & DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB: A recent speaker at the Stokesley & District Probus Club was Gordon Henderson, who has been involved with the excavations and research at Binchester Fort near Bishop Auckland. An enthralling talk on the Roman Military was brought to life by several examples of weapons and protective Roman clothing which consisted of swords, head gear and shields.

HARTBURN VILLAGE WI: Our April meeting started on a sad note with a minute's silence in memory of member Margaret Skinner, who died recently and will be sadly missed. It was lovely to have our president, Christine Porteous, back with us following recent surgery and she presented the federation calendar cup to Bernice Turnbull for the best photograph in the 2014 WI calendar alongside a gift in appreciation of her work on the committee. Pat Ryan again did not disappoint as she presented "Flags of the World", assisted by Pat Goodman. Pat talked us through 31 countries of the world and the exquisite bead work flags she has crafted for each. In addition, she had also crafted the national flower for each country in beads. This was a most informative talk because not only did we admire the beading but Pat gave us information on the history of the flags and the relevance of the flowers. We completed our evening with a round the world faith supper and the opportunity to sign up for the many events on offer during this WI centenary year. We next meet at All Saints Church, Hartburn, from 7.15pm on May 5 when Nick Emery will give a talk entitled Dick Emerythe comedian. Visitors are most welcome.


Pictured at Stokesley & District Probus Club's |most recent talk are, from left: speaker/finder Dick Hawkins, Gordon Henderson, chairman Keith Waller and secretary Peter Robinson

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Apr 27, 2015
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