MEMBERS enjoyed an evening of fun and hilarity at their August meeting when Eric and Lucy Robinson came along to demonstrate line dancing.

The ladies enthusiastically joined in the dancing, some even wearing the traditional country and western outfits, which certainly added to the atmosphere of the evening’s entertainment.

Prior to the frivolity Croft WI treasurer Ann Lamming gave a brief resume regarding the centenary AGM of the WI in June at the Royal Albert Hall.

HM The Queen as president of Sandringham WI and HRH The Princess Royal, a long standing associate WI member, both attended the meeting.

The Queen received the baton which had travelled around the country over a period of 18 months covering 69 Federations starting in Llanfair PG in North Wales (the first WI in the UK) and finishing at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Queen spoke about what women had achieved over the past 100 years including the vote, the first female prime minister and the increasing roles women now play in the business world.

Her Majesty then declared the meeting open.

The royal party then left the stage to partake of the centenary birthday cake.

The guest speaker was Dr Lucy Worsley, historian and curator of all unoccupied Royal Palaces, whose topic was 100 years of WI from its inception in Canada to the present day a most interesting and informative talk.

Overall the centenary AGM proved to be a fantastic day for attendees.

The next meeting of Croft WI will be September 16 WI Birthday Celebration ‘Posh Frocks & Hats’, competition – WI Memento.

Diary Dates Readers Group August 25; Luncheon Club, Horseshoe Inn August 26; Mikron Theatre ‘Raising Agent’ September 18; Cheshire Federation ‘Fashion, Fizz, Facts & Fun’ – Winsford October 22; Chester Cathedral – 95th Birthday Cheshire Federation November 18.