Joint speakersAt the first meeting of the new year, president of Slaidburn WI Mrs Pat Garnett introduced members Mrs Tracy Ankers and Mrs Heather Harrison who were joint speakers.
They described the four year City and Guilds craft course which they had recently undertaken. This involved two years of embroidery and textiles and two years for a diploma in embroidery. They also showed a display of their work. Bursaries for courses at Alston Hall were awarded to Mrs Harrison and to Mrs Susan Farrand.
The pre-Christmas carol singing raised 233.10 for the "Help for Heroes" charity. A competition for a design for a cushion cover was won by Mrs Farrand and Miss June Carr.
Young farmersMembers of Slaidburn Young Farmers' Club met for a quiz night at Newton Village Hall.