News | Current News would like to wish the Iwade W.I. a very Happy 80th Birthday
Iwade WI has celebrated its 80th birthday year with a group photograph to look back on in years to come. Our beautiful appliqueed tablecloth has a history all of its own.

The cloth represents Iwade village with images of the church, the river Swale, sheep, cherry orchard, apples, the old Sheppey bridge and the elm trees for which Iwade was well known as the trees were a rookery.

It was made by Vera Allen in the early 1960's when she was a keen member of Iwade WI. Sadly Vera passed away very recently but we are reminded of her every meeting when we use her heritage tablecloth.

Iwade WI members are having a very special year in 2012. It began with lunch at Hempstead House in January paid for from members' own fundraising efforts.

Then, thanks to grants from the Iwade Parish Council, Swale Borough and Kent County Council, there was a fabulous Designer Day at the WI's own college, Denman College, in early May, where members were treated to a top class cookery demonstration of suppers for busy people and a fun talk, song and dance about the history of the musical - as well as a lovely lunch and plenty of tea and coffee with cake and biscuits. Such a treat!

The next treat is a visit to Carol Sage's Gardening World in Newington in October where she will give us a hanging basket demonstration while we tuck into toasted sandwiches and the like.

Happy 80th Birthday once more to Iwade W.I.!

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