In July, Edwinstowe Historical Society fulfilled a request to talk to the Edwinstowe Merry Women WI about the original village Women’s Institute. Mrs Hawkes and Mrs Share outlined details of the events surrounding the formation of the WI organisation which originated in Canada in 1887 and was set up in Britain in 1915. Reference was made to the people involved with the early days of Edwinstowe’s WI and various events which had taken place. Photographs were of interest especially when some of the audience recognised people they knew.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Edwinstowe’s first WI refreshments were provided in true WI style and included cakes, scones, jam and cream.