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Soroptimists Over the Pennines

Crosby Soroptimists have met up with their link club in Yorkshire.

Soroptimist links between clubs are based on friendship and the swapping of ideas. The Crosby and Keighley clubs enjoyed several exchange visits pre-pandemic. It was lovely, therefore, to meet up once again.

The venue was Cliffe Castle. This grand Victorian mansion is now a public museum and park to the north of the town.

The Keighley Soroptimists had invited members of other local clubs. Therefore coffee-time – and lunch – were opportunities for much conversation and socialising.

A specially-arranged tour was led by an excellent guide who felt passionately about the house. She is involved in sourcing and buying back paintings and artefacts which had been in the house originally, but which had been sold over the course of time.

Cynthia Ashworth of SI Crosby, who co-ordinated the trip said: “The day was most interesting and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. We fully appreciate the wonderful hospitality that SI Keighley members showed towards us.”