Hazel Cuthbertson, with a selection of her homemade Christmas masks
Our President Carol Wood and President Tom Shearer of Rotary Club of Longniddry delivered Jinglebags of Reverse Advent goodies to the East Lothian Foodbank in Tranent.
Knitting at Christmas
Agnes Bell raised £60 for Inner Wheel funds with her delightful knitted creations.
This year a decision was made by our International Committee of the Inner Wheel Club of Tranent to ask members to fill a Christmas shoebox for a man, woman or child in poverty stricken Eastern European countries. A total of 18 boxes and monetary donations were collected from members. Ros was delighted with the response.
The photograph shows President Carol and International Service organiser Ros loading the boxes for onward transport to the Blythswood Care Distribution Centre.
Strange times indeed.
As a club we were aware that fundraising has been affected so Tranent Inner Wheel held a Sponsored Walk yesterday raising money for local charities.
10 of us walked the old railway line from Haddington to Longniddry, a distance of approximately 5miles.
We completed the walk in an hour and a half, and felt chuffed with our efforts!
Coffee Morning for East Lothian Young Carers
President's "At Home"
Tranent member and past District Chairman Janet Farquhar receives flowers for her special birthday.
At the District Rally
A cheque was presented by President Carol Wood and Janet Farquhar of Tranent Inner Wheel Club to Maggie's Centre. The cheque was for money raised by Janet hosting a Haggis Night for the club. It was a great success and enjoyed by everybody.
a quantity of paperbacks, coverless
a glue gun
some googly eyes
black felt pen
a group of enthusiastic Inner Wheel ladies
What do you get?
An evening full of fun and fellowship with many laughs along the way, plus a feeling of great satisfaction with the finished articles - a collection of hedgehogs.
We welcomed Sally, her husband Andrew and her dog Chloe to our first meeting for 2019. Sally gave us a very informative and entertaining talk about life with her canine partner, Chloe who is about 3 years old. She demonstrated how she helps Sally by picking up a dropped purse and on command, even removed her socks. Sally also explained how Chloe helps her with her supermarket shopping. President Carol then presented them with a cheque for their charity.
Our Coffee Morning on Sunday 26th January was in aid of Fostering Compassion.
Hearing about the Guiding trip to Scandinavia
Festive Footwear for CHAS
About the area
Tranent is one of East Lothian's principal towns. It is situated on a limestone ridge 10 miles east of Edinburgh and can boast about its views over the Firth of Forth and it also overlooks Longniddry. The Inner Wheel Club of Tranent was formed by the wives of the Tranent Rotarians in1984 and was later joined by the wives of Longniddry Rotarians.
In days gone by, Tranent was a staging post between London and Edinburgh when many travellers frequented the taverns situated in Tranent's main street.
Tranent's importance has been largely from mining where Monks worked as early as the 13th.Century. Agriculture and Distilling are also of great importance.
Tranent has a lot of history surrounding it. Mary Queen of Scots dined in Tranent during her stay at nearby Seton Palace and during the 1745 Rising, Jacobite troops took up positions in Tranent before the Battle of Prestonpans. In 1797 the notorious Massacre of Tranent took place where s strong willed woman called Jackie Crookston stood up and roused townsfolk with her cry of "Nae Militia" which caused a riot and made mere soldiers panic and flee. There is a statue of Jackie in Tranent's town centre.