Celebrating 100 years of WI
Members of Beaconsfield WI get ready to hang their decorations
ACOLOURFUL celebration to mark the centenary of a popular group was held at the weekend.
This year marks 100 years since Britain’s first Women’s Institute was formed in Anglesey, Wales.
The Beaconsfield WI, which was re-formed in 2013, is celebrating the centenary in a creative style. With the support of Beaconsfield Town Council, the group has decorated a tree on the council green with brightly coloured hangings hand-crafted by its members.
The creation was launched on Saturday by Beaconsfield’s mayor Steve Jones and town crier Dick Smith.
The hangings will be in place until the end of June for the whole town to enjoy.
The group’s president Deborah Sanders said: “We’re very proud to be part of this amazing organisation, which does so much to encourage women to believe in themselves and campaign for what they believe in. We wanted to mark the centenary in a way that celebrates women’s collective creativity and our members have risen to the challenge magnificently.
“My special thanks go to committee member Mrs Steve Hadley, who took on the considerable task of coordinating our efforts. She’s helped us achieve something quite lovely.”
The Beaconsfield WI meets in the evening of every third Monday of the month, at St Teresa’s Church Hall in Beaconsfield, with the next meeting taking place on May 21.
For more information call Mrs Sanders on 01494 674 634 or email email@example.com.
Beaconsfield Mayor Steve Jones and town crier Dick Smith join the ladies of the WI as the hangings are unveiled on a tree