WI group place plaque to mark cententary

The WI centenary plaque SUS-160701-155700001
The WI centenary plaque SUS-160701-155700001

Seven members of Burgess Hill Martlets WI were in St John’s Park last month to see the placing of a plaque to commemorate the centenary of the Women’s Institute.

Although the weather was dismal the ladies were not disheartened and as the picture shows gathered around to witness the occasion.

From the left they are; Helen Fisher; Jean Russell; Jacquie Elphick; Sue Moody (president); Margaret Plummer; Diane Rabson; Roxanne Acott.

It’s been a momentous year for the WI nationally, whilst at local level this WI goes from strength to strength. With membership numbers heading into the eighties they have had to move to a larger Hall and in 2016 will be meeting in Kings Church Hall in Victoria Road, Burgess Hill.

The craft group which is part of this WI will also be moving to Kings Church Hall, although the Scrabble group will remain in the Millfield room at Cyprus Hall.

Looking forward to 2016 there will be plenty going on, including interesting speakers, a trip to Brick Lane Music Hall, a tour of ‘Hidden London’, a skittles evening and much more.

Report and pictures contributed by Sue Moody.