Evening WI Golden Jubilee
Wendover Evening WI had a great time celebrating their Golden Jubilee on Tuesday 3 August when they gathered for an afternoon garden party at St Anne’s Hall. The weather was gloomy but the rain held off, allowing the whole event to happen outside, a bonus at this time.
Everyone enjoyed entertainer Fiona Harrison, a Voice in a Million, as she sang her way through a repertoire of songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. She inspired the members to get up and dance, to the surprise of many who hadn’t expected an energetic afternoon – but the spirit of the WI is irrepressible.
Wardrobes (and the internet) had been searched to provide appropriate flowing, revolutionary and flowery clothes of the early 70s. There was even a Bay City Roller fan decked out in tartan! The general atmosphere was pure fun and enjoyment.
President Sheila Hemmings gave a short speech. Please contact her on 07743 133963 for more information.
Did you know . . . ?
As well as enjoying one another’s company at monthly meetings and exploring special interests, Wendover Evening WI has always contributed to local life. Examples of their gardening skills can be seen at Wendover Community Library where the Twinning Stones are surrounded by beautiful bulbs and seasonal flowers.
The WI is the largest women’s organisation in the UK and most importantly a trusted place for women of all generations to share experiences and learn from each other. It has always been at the forefront of influencing legislation including recycling and homelessness since the 1970s. In the 1980s they raised awareness of HIV and AIDS and their treatment. Come the 1990s they championed Fair Trade and Carers UK. By the 2000s Calendar Girls caught the attention of the nation and in 2012 the first WI inside a women’s prison was formed. Why not join and find out about the WI in the 2020s?