Ladies flock to new club

A NEW women's group is going from strength to strength.

Mirfield Women’s Institute, which held its first meeting in January with a handful of members, now has 12 regulars with more joining every month.

Last month’s speaker was Mirfield watercolourist Richard Gawthorpe, who gave a talk about his life and the watercolour classes he runs at Northorpe Hall, Northorpe Lane, Mirfield.

Richard also designs Christmas cards for Kirkwood Hospice.

The group’s next meeting is on June 16, when Margaret Watson from Huddersfield will speak on her arts and crafts creations, including decorated goose eggs.