Crowland WI celebrates 30

Crowland WI committee. Photo: SG140415-171TW
Crowland WI committee. Photo: SG140415-171TW

Crowland WI’s 30th birthday party reflected the spirit of the group – a mix of traditional and modern.

The 34 WI members celebrated with a 60s party, to which some of them wore outfits they either still had in the wardrobe or were able to put together quite easily.

The Tweedy Sisters. Photo: SG140415-169TW

The Tweedy Sisters. Photo: SG140415-169TW

Meanwhile the cake spoke of some of the more traditional WI pursuits, with decoration inspired by knitting, sewing, jam making and other handicrafts.

The group held their celebrations in the Royal British Legion hall, in the year that the WI nationally is celebrating its centenary.

President Janet Tysoe said: “We have a party every year, but we though it was a bit special this year.

“We had the Tweedy Sisters, three ladies who sing, as entertainment and the girls got up and did a bit of dancing.”

Enjoying the entertainment t Crowland WI's 30th anniversary party. Photo: SG140415-172TW

Enjoying the entertainment t Crowland WI's 30th anniversary party. Photo: SG140415-172TW

The members, who range from committee member Jordan Boom who is 18, to women in their early 90s, made a buffet and invited members from Eye and Thorney institutes to join the fun, making it a lively party for around 60 people.

Crowland WI celebrated its 30th anniversary with members from Eye and Thorney WIs. Photo: SG140415-180TW

Crowland WI celebrated its 30th anniversary with members from Eye and Thorney WIs. Photo: SG140415-180TW