Holbrook WI notches up 95 years

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Members of Holbrook Women’s Institute held a special celebration to mark the 95th anniversary of their first ever meeting.

President Lillian Phipps organised the dinner party at Breadsall Priory and cut the birthday cake.

She was then given a vote of thanks by Janet Bott for her hard work in arranging the event and dedication to Holbrook WI on a daily basis.

Finally, she received a gift of the table centre flower arrangement, made and presented by Muriel Earp.

Nationally, the WI celebrated its 95th anniversary in 2010.

The first WI meeting in England and Wales took place on September 11, 1915 at Llanfairpwll on Anglesey in North Wales.