WI Centenary Baton in Gosberton and Spalding

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The WI Centenary Baton is passing through South Holland on Thursday.

Fourteen WI groups from the district will get involved in the centenary celebrations.

The baton will arrive at Gosberton WI, at its meeting place in the Public Hall, at about 10am in time for a coffee morning with home made cakes. During the coffee morning, president Christine Clark said items knitted for the premature baby unit at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, will be handed over.

The baton will then be taken to Springfields for about noon, where it will be transported by water taxi along the River Welland into Spalding.

The presidents of Crowland, Fulney, Deeping St Nicholas, Gedney Hill, Gosberton, Holbeach, Holbeach St Johns, Long Sutton, Pinchbeck, Pode Hole, Tollgate, Whaplode, Whaplode Drove and The Bridge Buns & Roses will accompany the baton on its journey.

Members will celebrate its arrival at Ayscoughfee Gardens at about 1pm with music and a celebration cake provided by Fulney WI and baked by Sharon Brooks. Members will also enjoy a picnic lunch. Civic dignitaries have been invited to attend the Ayscoughfee celebrations.

Gosberton WI secretary Eileen Johnson said: “All members will have the opportunity to touch the baton during the afternoon.”