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Centenary Events 2018

CENTENARY EVENTS JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2018

A page to celebrate 100 years of the Derbyshire Federation.

Centenary Bricks created by individual WIs to celebrate 100 years of the WI.  These will be made into a wall hanging to be displayed at Federation Headquarters and at official county events

Centenary Service at Tideswell

CENTENARY SERVICE IN DERBY CATHEDRAL - APRIL 2018

Permission has been kindly given to reproduce these photographs in a slideshow by photographer Ruth Downing of Rural Pictures.  enquiries@ruralpictures.co.uk

CENTENARY SHOWCASE - MAY 2018

If you missed the fantastic Centenary Showcase at the Winding Wheel this month here is a flavour of the event

CENTENARY WALK AROUND ASHOVER - JUNE 2018

On the day of the DFWI Centenary Walk around Ashover over 70 members from all over the county (and beyond), gathered to enjoy a choice of walks, taking in the sights and history around our special village.
Afternoon tea in the Bassett Rooms was a lively affair, prepared and served by the Ashover WI Committee. An information board there on the Bassetts, added another dimension to local, historic characters.  
No event happens without a lot of planning and help,  but it was all worth it judging by the number of happy faces as people left - especially one member from Bamford WI who won the hamper of local Ashover and handmade goodies.
A huge thank you to everyone involved in making a great day happen. As one member has written 'A lovely way to celebrate the DFWI Centenary.'

CENTENARY AFTERNOON TEA AT CHATSWORTH HOUSE - JULY 2018

The weather was perfect for the Federation Afternoon Tea at Chatsworth House - kindly hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

Fifty lucky members dressed for the occasion and enjoyed a tour of the house before sitting down to a delicious afternoon tea

CENTENARY LUNCH - PART 1 - AT HASSOP HALL - OCTOBER 2018

DFWI's first Centenary Luncheon at Hassop Hall  with Charles Hanson as guest speaker.  What a superb event, exquisite food, beautifully served, and Charles was a quality speaker.

CENTENARY LUNCH - PART 2 - AT HASSOP HALL - OCTOBER 2018

And we did it all again with Charles Hanson at the end of October.  Another super event to celebrate the centenary.

Over 110 members enjoyed a delicious two course meal at Hassop Hall at our second Centenary lunch.  Charles Hanson once again entertained us with his tales of his life as an auctioneer, antiques expert and TV personality.   Another afternoon to remember!