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Acton Bridge WI 70th Anniversary Party, November 2016
Previously published as the November 2016 Meeting Report

AB WI 70th Anniversary Photo

Acton Bridge WI members gathered on Saturday November 12th in the Parish Rooms to celebrate its 70th birthday with a slap up afternoon tea. One of the members, Judy Pardoe, had prepared a beautiful cake, which was cut to the sound of "Happy Birthday" and popping corks as Caroline Young, this month's President, proposed a toast to the past years - and the next 70 to come! Members posed for a celebratory group photograph under the 70th birthday bunting prepared by our new and enthusiastic Crafts Group, and were able to view some of the items from the archive showing its development since 1946.

The celebrations will continue in the village as they host the Weaver Vale WI Group Carol Service in the Acton Bridge Methodist Chapel on Monday 5th December starting at 7pm. Then, a week later, they host their annual Christmas Party, to which the members traditionally invite all the village's senior members to join them for a meal and entertainments. The local Brownies will be opening the evening with their entertainment at 6.30pm.

The Institute continues to grow and flourish, with an enthusiastic Walking Group and new Book Club and Craft Groups started this year.

Here are some more photos and text, kindly sent by Rosemary Mullett


AB WI 70th Anniversary Photo
On Saturday 12 November members celebrated Acton Bridge's 70th Birthday by enjoying a 'Tea Party' in the Parish Rooms.

AB WI 70th Anniversary Photo
The Birthday Cake was a 12 inch square fruit cake which had been made by Judy Pardoe. It was beautifully decorated and tasted delicious.

AB WI 70th Anniversary Photo
The dainty sandwiches, mini cakes including meringues and profiteroles were displayed on cake stands by the caterer, Helena.

AB WI 70th Anniversary Photo
Members thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and there was plenty of chatter as members enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with their friends.

AB WI 70th Anniversary Photo
The room looked very colourful with pink, purple and turquoise balloons to match the new birthday bunting which the Craft Group had made.

The February 2016 Meeting Report is here.

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