Knockagh WI stalwart retires

Knockagh Area Women's Institute held their spring meeting recently in Templepatrick Presbyterian Church Halls.  Pictured is the newly appointed executive representative, Diana Thompson, with award winners.  INCT 19-732-CON
Knockagh Area Women's Institute held their spring meeting recently in Templepatrick Presbyterian Church Halls. Pictured is the newly appointed executive representative, Diana Thompson, with award winners. INCT 19-732-CON

Knockagh Area Women’s Institute have held their spring meeting in Templepatrick Presbyterian Church Halls.

The newly-appointed executive representative, Diane Thompson, welcomed everyone and introduced the guest speaker, Clive Scoular.

Mr Scoular entertained members with biographies of activist, Sadie Patterson, and pioneer aviator Lady Mary Bailey.

The evening continued with reports from Institutes on their yearly activities.

The presentation of awards for baking, crafts and drama productions took place, followed by a medley of music and poetry from Templepatrick.

A presentation was made to Margaret Stokes, who is retiring after six years as area representative.

After a vote of thanks by Valerie Welch of Glengormley, the evening concluded with the singing of A Countrywoman’s Song.