Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Centenary Tea

Yes, the Women's Institutes all over the UK are celebrating 100 years of service this year. Our celebration was a wonderful afternoon of tea, delightful goodies to eat, and great entertainment. Some of us even dressed in period costumes and the period could be any period in the last 100 years, so we had suffragettes, flappers, flower chilren, and everything in between.


In addition to these delicious desserts, we also had trays of finger sandwiches, Prosecco, coffee, tea, and more! Our catering team is just amazing and so full of spirit. Tracey, one of the caterers, dressed up as a suffragette.
Tracey, the suffragette
She's gaily filling up the glasses of Prosecco for us. Our President, Ingrid, and secretary, Pat, came as 1920s flappers and Julia, another of our catering team, came straight out of the 1960s movie "Grease"!



As you can see, we all had so much fun, with lots of laughter and light-hearted chatter!
Margaret laughing while Jean and Betty share some stories!

Gill in her 1950s glam cruise outfit!
There were a lot of us having a good look at the costumes and sharing a few memories of times gone past.













Some of us looked downright glamorous, too, as did Gill, our past President. On Gill's left is one of the entertainers, who sat with us after the entertainment.

The entertainment was provided by the Lindley Players, a local group. They dressed up as pearly kings and queens and sang a lot of the old WWI-era to the 1950s songs, inviting us to join in and sing with them. The entertainment was just perfect, everyone said, for the occasion and it seemed that all of us got into the spirit.


As the last song, the players sang a special one they wrote just for us. As you can see, everyone really got into the spirit.

[Please note: I had a video but for some reason Blogger refuses to cooperate and play it. Sorry!]