Groups thanked for support during Sidford WI anniversary celebrations

Sidford WI celebrate 100 years. Ref shs 19 19TI 4476. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidford WI celebrate 100 years. Ref shs 19 19TI 4476. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sid Valley organisations and businesses have been thanked for their part in marking the 100th anniversary of Sidford WI.

The group recently celebrated the landmark anniversary with a series of events, including the revealing of its commemorative banner.

The banner took two years, a team of 23 members, and eight different embrodiary techniques to create the 100 squares - which capture the history of the surrounding area, historical dates and activities of the group over the last century.

The WI said without the support of groups like the Keith Owen Fund, which donated £1,200 towards the banner, the project would not have been possible. It also thanked Potbury's for donating window space to display their craft items.

Grace Essex, from Sidford WI, said: "Unfortunately these projects do not happen unless there is some help from other local organisations.

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"The support from KOF is always immense and we appreciate their help. They were there for us throughout the two years encouraging and visiting us to see the progress being made. "

The banner will be shown during the group's meetings and taken around the county to other WI events.

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