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Muckamore WI November meeting

The president of Muckamore WI, Elizabeth Gray, welcomed members to the November meeting.

The guest for the forum was Vera McCullough, multi- award winning jewellery designer and maker who also specialises in repairs and restoration of antique jewellery.

Vera gave a very interesting talk on growing up in the Czech Republic and learning the craft at the prestigious jewellery school of applied art.

It was interesting to hear about the design and the use of precious gemstones.

Vera was commissioned by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to design a brooch for the Duchess of Cambridge and matching cufflinks for HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

The ladies were able to purchase, order and have their jewellery cleaned on the evening.

Florence McFarland proposed a vote of thanks to Vera for her presentation, which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

Results for past competitions were given with the Rebecca McCourt trophy being presented to Joan Gray.

Lynda Brown received the crystal bowl for gaining second place and third place went to Mary Taylor.

The Loyalty Cup was won by Treasurer Lesley Allen and the November Birthday girl was Mae Ashcroft.

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