WI mem­bers cel­e­brate cen­te­nary

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WOMEN from across Bucks at­tended a group’s spe­cial cen­te­nary meet­ing last week, which was also at­tended by the Queen.

Mem­bers of Buck­ing­hamshire’s Women’s In­sti­tute groups were some of 5,000 del­e­gates who went along to the Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Women’s In­sti­tutes’ Cen­te­nary An­nual Meet­ing at the Royal Al­bert Hall on Thurs­day last week.

The meet­ing was also at­tended by Her Majesty The Queen, who is a mem­ber of San­dring­ham WI, along­side Her Royal High­ness The Princess Royal, an NFWI as­so­ciate, and The Countess of Wes­sex, a mem­ber of Bagshot WI.

The an­nual meet­ing also saw the end of the jour­ney of the Cen­te­nary Ba­ton. The Ba­ton be­gan its trav­els on Jan­uary 1, 2014 in An­gle­sey, the home of the first WI meet­ing and vis­ited Bucks in April 2015, as part of its jour­ney across the Bri­tain to mark the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s 100th birth­day.

Buck­ing­hamshire Fed­er­a­tion Chair­man Jenny Street said: “We were de­lighted to wel­come del­e­gates from Buck­ing­hamshire to the Cen­te­nary An­nual Meet­ing. We hope that they re­mem­ber this spe­cial and mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion for years to come.”

Each at­tendee re­ceived a piece of fruit cake as they left, baked by two WI trustees to the win­ning Cen­te­nary Cake Com­pe­ti­tion recipe.

Pho­tos by Andy Lane

GUEST: The Queen and The Princess Royal at­tend the The Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Women’s In­sti­tutes’ Cen­te­nary An­nual Meet­ing at the Royal Al­bert Hall

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