Looking back at WI centenary celebrations as West Sussex Federation looks to mark its own 100 years

This year, many groups will be holding celebrations across the county for the centenary of the West Sussex Federation of Women's Institutes.

Thursday, 17th January 2019, 4:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 5:41 pm
Southwick Downsway WI bulb planting centenary event
Southwick Downsway WI bulb planting centenary event

Here is a look back at some of the WI centenary events which have taken place since the National Federation of Women's Institutes centenary in 2015.

Southwick Downsway WI president Theresa Edwards and pupils from Eastbrook Primary Academy, Kara Barton, ten, and Austin Jackson, eight, plant some bulbs
Rustington WI centenary celebration lunch
Rustington WI centenary celebration lunch
Rustington WI members enjoying the celebrations
Rustington WI centenary celebration lunch. L to R Wendy Beckley, secretary, Jacqui Buckland, president and Kath Malthouse, honorary treasurer.
Jane Probitts, NFWI Trustee, front right, and Lisa Emmerson, president of the Singleton and East Dean WI, planting a tree at the Weald and Downland to celebrate the centenary
Shoreham Beach WI centenary celebrations
Midhurst WI held a hat competition for centenary
WI advisor Hazel Tester with committee members of North Bersted Village WI and the centenary rose's plaque
Felpham Evening WI members with the centenary baton
The WI Centenary celebrations see the baton being passed to West Sussex region at Balcombe Victory Hall
Sompting's Women's Institute celebrated 100 years of meeting at Sompting Village hall