WI in full bloom to mark 100 years
IN the true spirit of the Women’s Institute, the Lower Withington group celebrated its centenary with a blooming marvellous bi-annual show.
The WI was started in 1915 to encourage more women to become involved in food production, and the ladies at Lower Withington lived up to their name with and array of ore than 30 classes at the village hall.
Ann Daughtrey, Lower Withington WI president, said: “I would like to thank the committee for all their hard work in setting the event up and I would also like to thank all the members for all their exhibits because it looks so good and I am so proud of all the members.”
The Chelford Cup, inherited from the Chelford WI when it closed down, went to Judith Adshed for most points in the produce section.
Other winners were Con Lea for floral art and Ann Daughtrey for art and crafts.
The coveted Elsie Slater Rose Bowl for most points in show went to Jillian Robinson, who is Elsie Slater’s daughter.
Although the show was well attended, the busiest part was in the refreshment area where there was tea, coffee and a delicious selection of cakes on offer.
●● Jillian Robinson won the rose bowl bearing her mother’s name after gaining most points in show. With her is her grandaughter Anabelle Potter
●● Nurse practitioner Roger Folliard and critical care consultant nurse Heather Cooper promoting World Sepsis Day for East Cheshire NHS Trust
●● Judith Adshed is presented with her trophy by WI president Ann Daughtrey