Saluting 100 years of an institution

IOM Federation of W.I.centenary reception at Government House Onchan.

IOM Federation of W.I.centenary reception at Government House Onchan.

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Members of the island’s Women’s Institute attended a special reception at Government House in Onchan recently.

The guests enjoyed sweet and savoury canapes at the event which was to celebrate 100 years of the Women’s Institute movement, founded in 1915.

Various events have marked the centenary, including the planting of commemorative flower beds on the sea front at Douglas, Mooragh Park in Ramsey and in Castletown. Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood made a short speech commending the good work of the movement which he had learned a lot more about. A special commemorative centenary rose bush, presented to the governor was planted in the gardens of Government House before the reception.

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