Celebrating 100 years of the WI

On the 16th of September 2015 the WI will celebrate its 1ooth birthday. Over the last 20 years Cruisers have provided coach hire and minibus hire for various WI groups and we’re sure this centenary year will be no different.

Womens Institute Celebrating 100th Anniversary
Credit: The WI

A few facts about the WI:

The first WI meeting in the UK was held in Llanfairpwll on Anglesey, Wales, on 16 September 1915.

It has become the largest women’s voluntary organisations in the UK with over 212,000 members in 6,600 WIs.

The WI was first established to educate rural women, and to encourage countrywomen to get involved in growing and preserving food to help to increase the supply of food to the war-torn nation.

Education and the sharing of skills have always been at the heart of the organisation, and this remains true today.

The ethos and reputation of the WI remains the same, and women join now to meet new friends, learn new skills and make a difference on matters that are important to them now as fellow members did in 1915.

If you would like to know more about the WI, please follow the link below where you can find out everything you need to know.

WI Website and if you want to see more about the centenary year click here.