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Workshop by Helen Shakespeare

Workshop by Helen Shakespeare

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Rag Rug Workshop Helen explained that Rag Rugs are modern day recycling. It is a mainly North East tradition that began as people needed to keep warm but had very little money available so they used materials that they had to hand such as old clothes to make rugs to cover floors   Rag rugs are often known as Proggy Mats, Shaggy Rugs or Clippys. In Scotland thy are known as Hooky or Clooties. Nine people took part, we had a lovely night ,socialising as people crafted.   Helen kindly donated the £45 we raised on the night to club funds

Peter Macnamara “ An unexpected Find In Seville”

Peter Macnamara “ An unexpected Find In Seville”

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Quite an intriguing title, we all had different ideas as to what he had actually found. Searching through a book stall in Seville Peter came across a child’s Atlas written in Spanish. Inside he found a map showing Turnpike Roads In Yorkshire dated 1784 . The Romans made the first roads in Britain and until the advent of Turnpike Roads nothing else had really been built. Travelling by road in the 18 Century was considered extremely dangerous. An Act of Parliament was made in order to build theses road as to maintain them they had to be paid for usually by the landowners. By the end of the 18 Century people could travel anywhere as long as they could afford it! The map had the distances on from each town to London , coaches were limited to 12mph The map shows The German Ocean as

Herb Man

Herb Man

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We had a very informative talk from Paul Turner aka The Herb Man. He told us the various uses for herbs and how to grow them and use them in cooking.

Elimination of violence against women and girls

Elimination of violence against women and girls

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Members of Soroptimist International of SI Northallerton along with Soroptimists from throughout Yorkshire wore something orange on 25th November at the start of the United Nations 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of violence against women and girls and its mission to ‘Orange the World’. The day coincided with the Regional Council Meeting held in Barnsley where newly elected Yorkshire President Chris Clark welcomed over 80 members from the 23 Yorkshire Clubs. The Yorkshire President’s theme for this year is ‘Power of the Second Chance with Yorkshire Clubs raising awareness and supporting women and girls affected by violence. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield Anne Murphy joined members for lunch. Soroptimist International is a worldwide women’s voluntary organisation working to Educate, Enable and Empower women and girls locally and globally. New members are welcome For more information call Ann Whitewick 01609 770209 or visit our