The Scarborough News

Charter Day


The Inner Wheel Club held its 81st Charter Day at the Downe Arms, Wykeham, attended by the mayoress Ros Fox and the Inner Wheel district chairman Jean Skidmore from Pontefract. President Val Green warmly welcomed the 51 members, guests and Inner Wheel representa­tives from clubs throughout Yorkshire.

The distinctiv­e menu and programme, designed by president Val, incorporat­ed the hand written minutes of the club’s first meeting in 1934. The themed table decoration­s of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme reflected the club’s long-running representa­tion of the town.

Following an excellent lunch, district chairman Jean brought greetings from the district and congratula­ted the club on having the largest membership and being one of the oldest in the country. She emphasised that all members were individual­s with their own strengths and weaknesses, but each one was a ‘treasure’ with something to offer.

The guest speaker was Nancy Norton, from Annabel Shaw, a company which sells fine scarves, pashminas and handbags. Her talk entitled ‘I Have a Drawer Full of These’ was both amusing and informativ­e. Her demonstrat­ion on numerous ways to wear a scarf left members wanting to go away and practice, having taken the opportunit­y for some retail therapy at the display table.

An exciting programme is planned for the year to come with numerous speakers and visits including trips to Temple Newsom, Highgrove and Bath.

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