WI group celebrate 50 years

MEMBERS of The Chesterfords, Ickleton and Hinxton WI gathered gathered to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary dinner.

Some 16 past presidents of the institute were present, as well as several inaugural members and representatives from Chrishall, Heydon and Chishill and Duxford.

Ann Bullman attended as a representative of Cambridge Federation of Women’s Institutes was invited to cut the celebratory cake, and the evening concluded with a cornucopia of songs from the Saffron Walden Musical Society.

A spokesman for the group said: “The WI in the 21st century still has the same values as when the Women’s Institute was formed in the early 20th century - a diverse organisation open to women of all faiths, and there are WI’s in towns, and cities, and villages throughout the British Isles.

“The WI plays a unique role in enabling women to gain fresh skills, take part in wide-ranging activities and campaign on issues that matter.”