Two decades for WI

Pictured with a celebratory cake are 13 of the founding members
Pictured with a celebratory cake are 13 of the founding members

A SPECIAL anniversary at Atherton WI highlighted how membership brings together women of different generations.

The WI celebrated its 20th birthday on Thursday, February 9, when more than 70 women enjoyed a Lancashire Hot Pot dinner and musical entertainment by the Preston group ‘Larkspur’.

A birthday cake was presented to the 13 founder members and the President Eileen Burton.

The evening was particularly special for a founder member Nancy France who at 92-years-old is the oldest member while the youngest, Jo Kinney was 32 the day after, showing how the WI draws membership from different generations.