Through­out the ages – there was even a goth!

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Wi Celebrates Centenary -

of the up in Char­ter Hall for

flap­per land girl

dressed as a

The evening of en­ter­tain­ment last Wed­nes­day in­cluded an ex­hi­bi­tion of the WI’s history and a dis­play of craft work.

More than 50 peo­ple took their seats at dec­o­rated ta­bles in the Chessenden Lane hall where spe­cial guest Mar­ion Rose, chair­man of the East Kent Fed­er­a­tion of Women’s In­sti­tutes, pro­posed a toast to the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Din­ers then tucked into a feast from dif­fer­ent eras, pre­pared by Smar­den mem­ber Chris­tine Young, which in­cluded coro­na­tion chicken, from an orig­i­nal recipe, and sherry tri­fle.

David and Linda Robins ad­dressed the au­di­ence as the Sta­ple­ton Cot­tons, founders of the WI in An­gle­sey and the Smar­den Play­ers sang wartime songs.

The vote of thanks was given by Mar­garet Twort joint pres­i­dent of the Smar­den WI, who de­clared that lone goth Jenny Mowatt, who shares the pres­i­dency with her, was the win­ner of the fancy dress com­pe­ti­tion.

the WI cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tion party in Smar­den

Mayor of Ash­ford and Smar­den WI mem­ber Geral­dine Dyer swaps may­oral du­ties for wash­ing up af­ter the WI cen­te­nary meal

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