Wednesday, 3 December 2014
100 years of WI - Baton in Kent.
The NATIONAL FEDERATION OF WOMENS INSTITUTES
IS CELEBRATING ITS 100TH YEAR with many events.
A Baton containing pictures from each county has been moving around the country, beginning in Anglesey where the first ever Institute was formed. There are 54 English Counties and 13 Welsh Counties, and the baton is well on its way to Cornwall the last County.
This week, the Baton was handed from Essex to West Kent, traveling by Lifeboat, and is in West Kent for a week. Today an exhibit was staged in The Mall Maidstone, for all to see,
with Members of the executive committee in attendance.
Margaret Weaver of Hollingbourne WI had the to chance to see it first hand. The photographs inside on a memory stick, represent evocative places in Kent. The baton was also taken along to the North Downs District WI's Christmas Carol Service where each Institute had its Christmas Tree
They were supposed to be no bigger than 2 foot, (though some were) ours however was a delicate one foot specimen, made of crochet by Sue Weightman a member with talent!