This year’s well-dressing was a wonderful affair but tinged with a little sadness. As most of you know we lost our long serving joint President and friend Margaret Eddowes last November and as the well-dressing was very dear to her we knew we had to make a special effort.
Our theme was the R.N.L.I. in honour of Margaret as this was a charity she held very dear to her heart.
The ladies of Gee Cross WI worked extremely hard to produce a beautiful picture. The day dawned with beautiful sunshine and we all assembled at 1.45 pm ready for the off at 2.00 pm.
We had the Denton Brass Band which led us round the wells and our heroes the Blood Bikes kept the traffic at bay as we made our way round. We were very pleased to have the Lady Mayor of Tameside Mrs Joyce Bowerman and her consort with us, and they thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, never having done anything like it before.
Margaret’s three Sons and their families also joined us much to our delight.
There was short entertainment in the chapel by the Brownies and some of their young people and then tea, coffee & cakes were enjoyed back at the Chapel Hall.
I think Margaret would have approved of the successful day we had.
Gee Cross WI