Thursday, 20 September 2018

Tree planted to mark WI centenary

MEMBERS of Hambleden Women’s Institute celebrated the organisation’s centenary by planting a tree.

MEMBERS of Hambleden Women’s Institute celebrated the organisation’s centenary by planting a tree.

The horse chestnut sapling was planted at The Dene recreation ground by branch president Frances Emmett and 91-year-old Jeanne Keene, the branch’s longest serving member at 51 years.

There was also a party at the nearby sports pavilion which was attended by more than 50 people.

Members of the branch had made cakes and there was a display on the history of the Women’s Institute. Mrs Emmett said: “We wanted some way to mark the 100th anniversary that was more long-lasting than tea and cakes.

“We had some of our 60 members and also invited people from the community to join us. It was a very nice day.”

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