Ninety Years Young
Denton WI celebrated its ninetieth birthday yesterday with an anniversary dinner at the Village Hall.
The event was attended by more than 60 current and former members with guests from neighbouring institutes.
An excellent meal was provided followed by a very enjoyable cabaret performed by a team of well-known talented local entertainers.
The first Women’s Institute was formed in Canada in 1897 but the idea did not spread to Britain until 1915. The WI was originally set up in the UK to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.
The Denton branch was established in 1921. Last night’s diners were entertained with readings from the original minute book by Kath Hanner.