Byes bench marks 100 years of the WI

PUBLISHED: 11:34 21 June 2015

Dr Todd Gray cuts the ribbon to the new Sidford WI bench, which was installed in the Byes to mark the centenary of the organisation in the UK. Ref shs 8730-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Dr Todd Gray cuts the ribbon to the new Sidford WI bench, which was installed in the Byes to mark the centenary of the organisation in the UK. Ref shs 8730-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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Members of Sidford Women’s Institute (WI) have contributed a bench to the community to commemorate the organisation’s 100th anniversary.

The seat in the Byes was opened by historian Dr Todd Gray MBE on Wednesday, June 10 – he said it was a ‘wonderful symbol’ of the WI’s sense of ‘community and fellowship’.

Sidford WI secretary Beryl Kingman said: “The bench is in a lovely position looking up over the hill. I think everybody will appreciate it and we were very pleased to do it.” Dr Gray said: “The WI has had many achievements in its first 100 years, but one of the greatest is giving a sense of community and fellowship - the ladies here endeavour to look after one another and play a key role in Sidford.”


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