WI Raughton Head Parish Magazine Rose Castle
Raughton Head W.I.
We meet on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm. in Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill.

August Meeting
EURIKA, they found it or should I say found their way from Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill to The Globe Inn at Calthwaite. This may seem a somewhat easy task but this was not the case as a more complicated route had to be taken. Questions had to be answered to enable them to continue along this very different route. Some questions observational, some a test of knowledge and some more cryptic. Along with this there were treasures to be found, for this was the August Treasure Hunt. The route had all been checked less than 24 hours before we started so it was it was rather a shock when the treasure hunters found a road closed due to a rather large hole in the middle of it but not to be deterred they all dealt with the problem and took it in their stride and no one was left stranded or lost. Thankfully, the weather stayed good. Everyone accomplished their goal and made it to The Globe where answers to questions were checked to ensure the correct route was taken and that the correct treasures were found along the way.
The winning car was driven by Ina Monkhouse and her fellow treasure hunters were Margaret Pinguey, Frances Thomlinson and Janet Preston.
After all the hard work it was time to sit back and enjoy and a lovely selection of sandwiches and chips which everyone really enjoyed.
Business was kept to minimum, keeping the evening as intended - light hearted and entertaining and it was an opportunity to have a good chat over a drink and supper with friends. An evening enjoyed by all.

October Mary Skelley - The Samaritans
Competition - A soothing Item

Marian Collins – 016974 76903

2018 was an enjoyable and successful year for our WI.
January - During the course of the year we had enjoyed our 94th Birthday Party with musical entertainment and a hot supper of Cottage Pie.
February - Weather stopped play. The ‘Beast from the East’ had arrived and weather conditions were not conducive to leaving our warm houses to risk life and limb!!
March – An interesting talk on life behind the scenes of the Falklands War.
April - Spring was now on its way and we learnt about Wellie Planters which proved not to be quite what people expected but rather enhancing your old wellies with a plant.
May – Our Guest Night and we went off course with in-house entertainment. The theme was – “Farewell to Europe”. Yes, Brexit orientated, but for fun and no serious intent.
June - Our subject was a lot more serious. A talk on the Carlisle Women’s Refuge.
July - Janet Queen from Rose Castle gave an inspiring talk about three Northwest Gardens that were and are influential in her life. To end the night, she played two Scottish reels on her violin. A fitting end as she started her talk at a garden in Scotland.
August – This was our trip out. Even with a cancelled train and mini cab turf wars! we enjoyed our visit to The Helena Thompson Museum in Workington.
September - we opened our doors to non-members to hear from our speaker, Gary Hart, who is the Parliamentary Representative for Northwest England.
October - Martin Squires from The Green Veterinary Surgery, talked about life as a vet.
November - Jackie judged our AGM meeting competition, which was ‘A Photo with a Humorous Caption’. Penny Jones took 1st place, followed by Amanda Grace in 2nd and Margaret Pinguey in 3rd.
December - We enjoyed a lovely Christmas meal at Skitby House, Smithfield.
Of course all new members or guests are always welcome
Marian Collins – 016974 76903