Glencaple SWI president Catherine Haining welcomed members to the February meeting.
The planned speaker had been unable to attend but the Rev Bill Holland stepped in at the last moment.
He gave an enjoyable and informative talk about the old streets and closes of Dumfries, accompanied by interesting photographs.
Members enjoyed reminiscing about old Dumfries and vowed to look with new eyes at the closes in future. Margaret Irving gave a vote of thanks.
Competitions results were as follows:
Gardening book: 1 May Curry; 2 Helen Jamieson; 3 Elaine McGuffie.
Vegetable animal: 1 Jenny Lawson; 2 Catherine Haining; 3 Helen Jamieson.