Time to celebrate and unite women

Oundle mayor June Round, Jill Stewart of Oundle WI and Wendy Davies of Barnwell WI
Oundle mayor June Round, Jill Stewart of Oundle WI and Wendy Davies of Barnwell WI

Traditional Women’s Institute cakes greeted members from neighbouring groups as its baton continues its journey around the county.

The WI baton is travelling across Northamptonshire to spread cheer and celebrate the Jubilee and Olympic Games.

President of Oundle WI Jill Stewart received the baton from Barnwell WI’s president Wendy Davies on April 30 as part of the organisation’s attempt to unite women in the county.

The following day the baton was passed on to Glapthorn’s WI at Glapthorn Primary School.

Secretary of Oundle WI Jill Osborn said: “The children all had flags which they waved and sang a May Day song for us and we sang Jerusalem for them.

“That was a very happy occasion as well.”