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