Happy Birthday to WI in West Bergholt

1921 Fashion

On 2nd February 1921, 90 years ago, the first W I meeting was held in the village at the old school, now the hairdressers. 134 ladies enrolled. We have just short of 40 at present.

President, Pat Moran read the first minutes from that meeting which took place on the same date as our meeting.  Jan Lumb, Clarice Chittenden and Joyce Lucking spoke about their memories of the early years attending our W I.  Early programmes and minute books were exhibited together with photographs from 1921.

The ‘Taster Evening’ was well supported with the recipes available to purchase. Our 90th lunch will be celebrated at the Balkerne Restaurant, Colchester Institute.  Rene Keates and Joyce Lucking will cut the cake. The coach leaves the Orpen Memorial Hall at 11.30am.

RHS Garden at Wisley, Woking, Surrey and RHS Hyde Hall Gardens are holding an open day on Friday 4 March with free entry to the public.

This material has been developed for the West Bergholt Village Website at http://www.westbergholt.net
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