Fenland Women’s Institute members receive centenary baton

Friday Bridge WI members with the Centenary Baton as it makes a brief stop, on it's tour of WI's'Val Ware (front left) Federation Chairman handing the baton to Connie Gravett (front right) (President of the Friday Bridge WI) ANL-141026-122611009
Friday Bridge WI members with the Centenary Baton as it makes a brief stop, on it's tour of WI's'Val Ware (front left) Federation Chairman handing the baton to Connie Gravett (front right) (President of the Friday Bridge WI) ANL-141026-122611009
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Celebrations to mark the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the Women’s Institute have been supported by Fenland members.

A centenary baton is being passed from institute to institute across the country to mark next year’s important anniversary.

The baton began its journey around the 69 federations in January at Anglesey, where the first WI meeting was held, and will end its journey at the Royal Albert Hall in June next year.

Members in Friday Bridge, Elm and Wisbech had their picture taken with the baton.

About 20 Friday Bridge members gathered around the village sign.

The baton was passed to Fridge Bridge Institute president Connie Gravatt from Isle of Ely Federation chairman, Val Ware.

Tea and the famous WI cake were served for members and villagers.

Secretary Joan Denehy said: “We are part of a great organisation which has been going for 100 years.”

Wisbech Centre WI was passed the baton in St Peter and St Paul’s Church gardens.