The Blue Belles were overjoyed to welcome author and historian, Jane Robinson, to a special event hosted by us recently as a fundraiser for the Belles.
WIs from Bedfordshire, Suffolk and of course, all over Cambridgeshire, took audience with us to hear the stories behind the writing of Jane Robinson’s book, A Force to be Reckoned With – a History of the WI.
|Jane’s book, A Force to be Reckoned With is a MUST READ!|
We were all intrigued by the facts that Jane had picked up along the way and were inspired by all of the fantastic events that the WI had helped to shape in years gone by.
|L-R Laura P, Secretary, Joanne, President, Jane Robinson, Historian|
All present felt privileged to be amongst the ranks of fellow women and those who were guests and not yet a fully fledged WI member, were compelled to go to their nearest village hall/place of gathering and give the door a knock to enquire if their local WI was meeting behind it!
|Members from Trumpington WI, Cam City and LadyBirds mingling amongst the home made cakes|
Guests enjoyed homemade cakes lovingly baked by Blue Belles, and the raffle was a huge success – boasting prizes from friends Afternoon Tease, The Fudge Kitchen and The Cambridge Cheese Company.
Our next glorious gathering of WI sisterhood from all stretches of the country will be in the form of a Craft Fair on Saturday 29th November, 10:30 – 15:30 at the St. Andrew’s Street Baptist Church. Fellow WI members are warmly encouraged to participate and hire a stall at the fair. Click here for further info and be sure to drop by for some fabulous home made delights a plenty!