New benches put bums on seats for the WI!

Hepscott WIs new bench
Hepscott WIs new bench

Women’s Institute

THERE’S plenty of bums on seats at the Women’s Institute these days.

For two of the county’s groups have provided new benches for their communities.

Members of Hepscott WI set the benchmark for community support when they decided to present a wooden seat to the village to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The seat has now been installed in front of Hepscott Village Hall, where people can take a pew as they are passing.

The bench, along with a commemorative plaque, was christened by the committee before the June meeting.

Meanwhile, at Kirkley WI, members ordered a new seat for their own landmark event.

The group began celebrations for its 50th anniversary in October and members decided to leave a memento of the occasion to the community.

They have now presented a commemorative garden seat to Kirkley Hall for people to use when they are visiting the gardens in the summer. The branch’s oldest members Eleanor Findley and Mary Carins led the unveiling of the bench.