Essex village's WI group celebrate 90 years

PUBLISHED: 11:05 01 November 2009 | UPDATED: 07:26 30 May 2010

Picture: NT_161009_Barnston WI

Picture: NT_161009_Barnston WI

BARNSTON Women s Institute celebrated its 90th anniversary last week with a small celebration at the village hall. A display of crafts, memorabilia and jams took place, followed by afternoon tea, sandwiches and birthday cake. The village hall was decorate

BARNSTON Women's Institute celebrated its 90th anniversary last week with a small celebration at the village hall.

A display of crafts, memorabilia and jams took place, followed by afternoon tea, sandwiches and birthday cake.

The village hall was decorated in green and white with balloons, streamers, orange roses and tables covered with lace and flowers to mark the occasion.

The branch has had only 13 presidents during its 90 years, one of whom served twice.

Pictured from left, Sylvia Manners, Mary Abbott, Pauline Jones, Joyce Cox, Barbara Stock and Joan Unwin.

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