Twynholm SWI show results
Twynholm SWI held their annual show on August 21, judged by ladies from Clarebrand institute.
Although entries were down on last year, the standard was high, making it no easy task for the judges who had difficult decisions to make and the organisers would like to thank them for their time and expertise.
The evening meeting was an opportunity for members to view the entries.
There was jubilation from the winners and maybe a wee bit of disappointment from those who didn’t do quiet so well, however, everyone agreed there were some lovely things on display. The results were as follows: Produce section; 1 Alison Armstrong; 2 Mary McMorran; 3 Linda Griffiths.
Various: 1 Agnes Watson; 2 Wilma Ingram; 3 Margaret Miller.
Handicrafts: 1 Wilma Ingram; 2= Patricia Beeson and Mary McMorran.
Children (under 8): 1 Ewan Griffiths; 2 Holly Griffiths; 3 Jack Griffiths.
Children (over 8): 1 Anna Ingram; 2 Sophie Ingram; 3 Holly Graham.
The overall winner was Wilma Ingram 73 pts; 2 Agnes Watson 61 pts; 3 Alison Armstrong 56 pts; 4 Linda Griffiths 51 pts.
Joint president, Mary McMorran announced that Helen McQueen and Isobel Watson would be representing the Stewartry in the final of the golf competition and wished them well when they went to Banff at the end of the month.
She also congratulated the winners in the show and then introduced the speaker for the evening Dr Liz Matear.
Dr Matear told members about her time working among the Cree Indians in Canada. She was a GP who had hospital privileges which meant she did her own radiology, stitching etc.
The people were relatively well off but there was a high incidence of venereal disease which caused its own problems.
This was contrasted with Dr Matear’s experience in India where she worked in a mission hospital which was poorly equipped and the same blunt needles were used many times.
In India the people had nothing while in Canada they were well off, yet both groups had problems.
Agnes Watson thanked Dr Matear for her very interesting talk and said how lucky people in the region are to have the NHS after which Mary McMorran closed the meeting.