Category Archives: Members’ Night

Funny Bones and Wisdom Teeth, Monday 4 February 2019

Hindmarsh Hall, 7p.m.

Dr Ray Lowry

RETIRED dentist and medic Dr Ray Lowry – who used to be a gag writer for The Two Ronnies – has forged a new career as an after-dinner speaker.

Lowry, or to be more correct Dr Ray Lowry, is a distant relative of LS Lowry, although the only thing he says the family has inherited from the famous painter is a slightly clumsy gait when viewed from the rear,

He not only qualified as both a dental surgeon and a medical practitioner, but also lectured as a health professional and academic in Newcastle and wrote gags for some of the UK’s biggest comedy names, including The Two Ronnies, Dave Allen, Don Maclean and Kenneth Williams.

He has also spent more than 30 years developing social marketing to increase awareness of life-threatening diseases, such as oral cancer, as well as urging mothers to increase breastfeeding and to reduce smoking during pregnancy.

In his spare time he is also secretary of Tynemouth’s Priory Theatre and has co-written many of the amateur dramatic company’s annual festive pantomimes.

Competition this evening is A JOKE

Members’ Night – January 2019

Thanks again Terry Collinson for these super photos. Thanks also to Pam for a very informative presentation on this year’s Resolutions, to Celia for a very entertaining slide show review of 2018 – our special Centenary year, to the workshop leaders – Judith, Kathryn, Anthea, Jean, Yvonne and Tina, to Sue for running the raffle and to Ethel and the catering team for a lovely supper.

Spreken de Swedish with Jean
Keep Fit with Tina

Art with Anthea

Celebrating the Northumberland Federation Centenary Carol Service at St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle on 6th December 2018.

Over 800 WI members attended and there was good representation from Alnmouth WI with over 20 members.  This was a very special Carol Service in our Centenary year, made extra special by a woman, Bishop Christine Hardman, giving the address and some lovely music from the choir of RGS accompanied by a fabulous organist and the Salvation Army Band. And, we were very proud of our President, Janis Crook, who gave the second reading from Luke 2:1-7
And, of course, ‘Jerusalem’ sounded wonderful!