Pocklington WI marks its 70th anniversary

Pocklington WI Vintage Tea Party
Pocklington WI Vintage Tea Party

Celebrations have been held to mark the 70th anniversary of Pocklington Women’s Institute.

Members attended a Vintage Tea Party at the Masonic Hall in Pocklington, where pearls and hats were the order of the day.

Recently retired WI national chairman Ruth Bond attended the event, as did Jean Coxall, from the Cambridge Federation of WIs and Margaret Kirby, chairman of East Yorkshire Federation.

Pocklington WIs longest-serving member Muriel Howard, 91, who joined the group in 1981, said: “We’ve been going for 70 years so it is quite an achievement.

She added: “The tea party went very well.

“It really was a lovely occasion. Everyone was happy and had conversations. Our archives were on show so people could see what had happened during the 70 years.”

A cake was made by Margaret Hall and cut by Ruth Bond, chairman of Pocklington WI Barbara Ball and Mrs Howard.

The Vintage Tea Party was organised by Wendy Wright.

For more pictures of the event, see next Thursday’s paper (7 November).