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Women's Institute celebrates 89 years
Years after being given equal rights, women turned out in force to celebrate 89 years of the Women’s Institute.
The group, established in Borehamwood in 1923, commemorated the achievements of women through the ages at their anniversary party on Monday, October 8.
Treasurer Gill Fowler, of Organ Hall Road, helped plan the festivities. She said: “It was great fun and everyone really enjoyed themselves. It was our usual twelve members who attended and there was a really relaxed atmosphere.
“It was the perfect opportunity to look back on how far women have come in recent years too.”
The event, held at Allum Hall, in Allum Lane, was British themed and featured cucumber sandwiches, scones and cream tarts.
Mayor of Borehamwood, Charles Kelly, attended as a guest of honour and the women taught him how to make a Santa Claus out of napkins.
Musical entertainment was also provided, which was a “big hit” amongst the party-goers.
Mrs Fowler, who is 69, added: “I wish every meeting could be as entertaining as that. I cannot wait for the big 90 now – we have already started planning it and hope to do something big.”