Prestwich and Whitefield WI celebrate 100 years of womens’ vote
PUBLISHED: 00:00 07 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:51 08 November 2018
It was ladies’ night at The Village Hotel in Bury as guests from various Women’s Institutes celebrated 100 years since women won the vote in an event hosted by Prestwich and Whitefield WI .
Prestwich and Whitefield WI
Anne-Marie, Beth, Lara and Victoria Farrell
Jackie Hardy, Joan Lane, Julie Mason and Yvonne Naylor
Patricia Williams, Tina Knight and Rosalind Woodend
All smiles for the evening....
Pat Steele, Anne Coggins, Pat Walkden and Pat Kain
Star baker, June Brown
Pam Macro, Penny Juster, Maggie Brennan, Maria Woodhouse and Joan Bint
Committee; Julie Mason, Sue Larmett, Sue Nicolson, Bath Farrell (President, Prestwich and Whitefield WI), Jackie Hardy, Maria Woodhouse, Mary Birley and Tina Knight
Ailie Mackinnon and Deborah McCallum
Lynne Ashley, Alison Ferrier and Colette Heavey
Gill O'Keefe, Elaine Davies, Elaine Malone, Kathy Graham, Ann Robinson, Maggie Hilley and Janette O'Connor
Marian Mooney, Ciara Lillis, Breege Conibear, Anne Lillis and Beatrice Kershaw
Marian Mooney and Pat Kain
Alison Peek, Jean Hurst and Rachel Bradbury
Maria Woodhouse and Joan Bint
Suzanne Halliday and Theresa Hope
Pat Walkden, Pat Steele and Pat Kain
Julie Griffith, Debbie Nicholson and Lily Helme
Julie Mason, Maria Woodhouse, Mary Birley, Tina Knight, Sue Larmett and Sue Nicolson
The WI was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved during the First World War. Since then, the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK.
Guests were welcomed with a drink on arrival and then enjoyed a wonderful three-course meal.
Carla Palmer was the evening’s entertainment and she delighted everyone with her winning vocals as many ladies took to the dance floor and enjoyed the fun until late evening.