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Branch - Northern

Northern Branch Officers
Chairman - Dawn Douglas

Secretary - Sandra Snaddon
Treasurer - Pat Gauntlett


The Northern Branch exhibition at Bowes Museum, Co Durham has finally finished after a very successful run.

In October the Northern Branch celebrated 30 years as a branch and to mark the occasion we met for a lovely lunch at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland. At the lunch each member was given a hard backed photo book with photos of our group meetings through out the years.  Looking back the main comments were, how different we looked - having aged - uurrhh um.  We all signed each others books and a thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all.

The Northern Branch Anniversary Photo!


December was our Christmas meeting, with the Christmas design competition, the theme being Christmas lettering.  Junko unable to attend emailed her design.  The winning design was by Judith.

After the formal meeting we had an excellent lunch, then Sandra showed a slide show of glass that had been entered into the Gravur on Tour travelling exhibition.  All the exhibits were discussed about the design and engraving of each piece.  Interesting comments were made.  Sandra then showed images of work she had completed.

After tea, Sandra gave a quiz (designed by Jim) on branch members and glass engraving themes.   Jenny was the winner with 11 out of 12 correct questions.

A good time was had by all.

Forthcoming dates:

28 January          Visit to CGS exhibition at Tennants’.

18 March               AGM - Engraving afternoon, theme animals

3/24 Sepember    Weekend Workshop with Tricia Hilton-Robinson - Cameo engraving. 


We always welcome visitors to our branch meetings, which are usually held in Patrick Brompton Church Hall, Nr Bedale from 11.00 - 4pm. 

Contact: Sandra Snaddon
Tel: 01748 812062