On Thursday 9th December members of Ullesthorpe WI celebrated their 95th Anniversary.

The first ladies met on December 8th 1926 and the President and founder was Beatrice Seale from the village.

It was a very thriving group with lots of activities, trips and involvement in village life.

It is still an enthusiastic group today, who now meet in the afternoon.

We celebrated our birthday with a sparkling afternoon tea and an excellent talk by June Norris. 

June is a Leicestershire Caterer and hospitality consultant who was also involved in serving lunch to the Queen when she visited Leicester in 2012.

She talked about her career and demonstrated several pastry recipes. June made our wonderful birthday cake.

Each member received a special card and an inscribed oval compact mirror as a keepsake.

Freda Williams, the oldest member, was invited to cut the cake with this year’s President.

Freda has been a member for over 50 years and been an important part of not only Ullesthorpe but of Leicestershire and Rutland Federation.

Members also traced all the past presidents from 1926 and made a cloth to remember their names.

Our next get together is the Annual Dinner at the Wycliffe Rooms and the first meeting of 2022 will be on Thursday 10th February at 2pm in the Village Hall. Visitors welcome.

The talk is called “Walking the Length of Britain” by Mr & Mrs J Warren.

Contact numbers 

209254 Jean Eastell. 202499 Clare Roberston Smith