WI in full bloom to mark 100 years

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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

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