Posted: Thursday 16 March 2016
North East Associates
- Tuesday 14th March -
Our new season started in earnest today as one-hundred Associates, partners and friends gathered in Newcastle’s Assembly Rooms for their customary first event
– an indoor meeting.
After a substantial buffet lunch we were entertained by Freda Thompson,
a "Toon Guide" who told us about ‘Ladies of Tyneside’ in a light-hearted manner.
On the Assembly Rooms wall - a diner, or one ot the aforememtioned ladies?
Some of the tales were other than light-hearted though.
Freda's subjects ranged from the legendary 'Cushie Butterfield' – who was immortalised in song – through a murderer and other less-reputable characters, to a Wimbledon tennis champion – Muriel Evelyn Robb - and a North Shields born renowned Naval Architect who had a distinguished career in Tyneside shipbuilding.
Enjoyed by all we left in the knowledge of a continuing social programme as in a couple of weeks a group are off to Bournemouth for a short break before our monthly excursions start in April with a trip to Edinburgh or Leith.
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