Due to the Bank Holiday, the May 2019 meeting will be held on Monday 13th May, at 7pm in the Hindmarsh Hall, with speaker Ailish Henderson presenting ‘From Stories to Stitches’. Competition: A Handmade Stiched Item
IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!
Our Annual Meeting looms – but we shall look over the past year (our Centenary), look forward with a new committee and enjoy a tasty supper and chat with friends. Time to let us know, if you haven’t already, whether you’d like to come on the committee.
Strange Tales and Ghostly Happenings in Northumbria
with Geoff Hughes
Please remember pooled supper
Competition: A ghostly experience
Hindmarsh Hall, 7p.m.
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