Events and Groups June 2022


Songs of Praise

Sunday 5th June at 4pm

Longhorsley Village Green

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Everyone welcome

Bring a chair and a picnic

Crowns and Tiaras optional

If wet, please meet in the Village Hall

The song list and lyrics can be found here.

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Netherwitton Village Hall

Friday 3rd June, 7-11pm. Pub Night.

Thursday 9th June, 5.30-7.30pm. Join the Gardening Club to share your expertise, ideas, problems and plants.

Friday 24th June, 10am-4pm. Craft & Chat, bring your own activity and a packed lunch. 

Contact:  Peter Pacepavicius 07785 577466

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Coffee Morning for Ukraine

Everyone is invited to join us for coffee and Ukrainian Apple Cake on Saturday June 11th in the Village Hall from 10.00 until midday.

There will be a raffle and a sale of excellent quality second hand paperback fiction books.

Do come and join us as we raise more money for Ukraine.

More information from Sally 788869.

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More details about all groups are in the Groups Supplement that was distributed with the September edition of the newsletter.
Extra copies are available on the Back Copies page.

Longhorsley WI

At our May AGM we were delighted to learn that Mary Stephenson was to remain as our President for the coming year. Along with our WI Adviser, Prudence Marks, we discussed and voted on this years Resolution. This was to urge the Government to fund research into female presentation of ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders which are going undiagnosed.

Instead of our usual evening Village Hall meeting on June 2nd will all Members please take a picnic lunch to Old Church Wood at 12.00. This will give us the opportunity to plant our Jubilee tree. Hopefully the weather will be fine and someone remembers to take a spade!

Contact: Audrey Wiggins, Secretary 788692

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Longhorsley Local History Society

The next meeting will be on the 14th June at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Barry Mead will be talking about Cresswell Pele Tower - from reivers and ruin to restoration. Entrance is free.

Contact Derek Knox 788329

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Christian Vision for Men

The Christian Vision for Men group has monthly breakfasts at the Angler's Arms. We shall be meeting on Saturday 25th June at 8.30am.

Our speaker that morning will be Tony Henrick, a member of Gateshead CVM. His title is “Human Robot”. The charge for those attending is £9.

For more information and to book a place, please contact

Jim Cockburn 01670 510130

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Walking Group

The walks are usually 4 to 6 miles long and it’s a good idea to bring a drink and energy snack on the walk. Where suitable there may be the option of a picnic lunch or a meal out after the walk.

The planned walks for June and July are:

Monday 6th June: Netherwitton, organised by David 772225

Thursday 16th June: Rothbury to Angler’s Arms, organised by Leigh and Neil 787115

Monday 4th July: TBC

Thursday 21st July: Warkworth, organised by Estelle 07803 137279

For more information please contact Sheena & Jan 07801 005634

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Wingates Reading Group

The Wingates book club is still going strong. We would be happy to welcome new members with an interest in books. All the books we read are chosen by members of the Group, so you would be able to pick your favourites for us to read and discuss.

After having been on Zoom for a long time we are now meeting in real life again. We have decided to alternate between Wingates and Netherwitton Village Halls. The location of the next few get togethers is shown below.

Our ‘Forthcoming Attractions’ for the next few months are:

16th June The Louder I will Sing by Lee Lawrence (Wingates)

14th July The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott (Netherwitton)

11th Aug Waverley by Walter Scott (Wingates)

8th Sep The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (Netherwitton)

13th Oct Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende (Wingates)

10th Nov The New Men by CP Snow (Netherwitton)

If you would like to join us then please contact

David Sayer 07952 743448

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Exercise to Music

We are continuing to exercise in the Village Hall on Monday mornings 9.15am to 10.15am (not on Bank Holidays). New members are most welcome.

Shirley Forster is our instructor and sessions are in conjunction with Age UK.

Mary Stephenson 788232

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Wingates Bridge Club

Wingates Bridge Club continues to meet online every Tuesday at 7.30pm. We also send out regular tips and puzzles by email.

New members always welcome.

Contact: Neil Fowler 07787 641385 or

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St. Helen’s Coffee Morning

Thanks to those who supported the Coffee Morning on the 7th May.  We raised £66 for St. Helen’s Church.

PLEASE NOTE: There will NOT be a Coffee Morning on the 4th June - Jubilee Weekend.

Mary Stephenson 788232

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Longhorsley Playgroup

The children have been learning lots of new things about how things grow and develop. We have planted some beans in jars and have been watching them grow tall.

The children have been looking at the changes in flowers and what they represent. We have loved learning and looking at Dandelions and how they represent the sun, the moon and the stars. After going on a Dandelion hunt we made some very tasty Dandelion syrup which we used to make some even more delicious flapjack. 

Contact Fiona Leighton for more information on 07522 486910

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Embroidery Group

PLEASE NOTE: there will be no meeting on 3rd June due to Royal Jubilee Bank Holidays. The next meeting will be on Friday 1st July.

Contact Val Douglas on 788338.

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