The first new WI of the year!. Congratulations to The Winsford Salt Sisters WI which formally opened on 8th January 2019. Meeting in Christ Church Wharton, 40 women attended the Formation Meeting, along with Pat Sharp and Helen Ebbitt (WI Advisers) and Trustees Georgina Denny, Federation vice-chairman and Norma Dent.
Six members of The Weaver Valley WI Choir came along to lead the rousing singing of “Jerusalem” which followed the signing of The Constitution.
The Speaker was Andrew Fielding, a local Historian. Andrew talked to us about the involvement of the Brunner Family within Winsford and made special reference to Lady Elizabeth Brunner, who had been National Chairman (1951-1956) of the WI, and founded the “Keep Britain Tidy ” group campaigning with them for 19 years. The Brunner Buildings at Denman College are named after her.
The photograph shows Sue Newton (President) and Alana Goodman (Secretary) signing the WI Constitution.
Pat Sharp WIa