Celebrating 100 years of the WI in 2015 the Centenary Baton continued its journey around all the WI Federations in England and Wales, arriving with Preseli Group, Pembrokeshire Federation on July 19.
Members from the five WI’s that make up the Group, Boncath, ,Bwlchygroes, CarnIngli/Newport, Eglwyswrw and the Marmaladies from St Dogmaels started with a walk through the streets of Newport with their Banners held high and finished with afternoon tea, supplied by members, in Newport Memorial Hall. They were joined by Ann Newbury, Pembrokeshire Federation Chairman and Jenny Longland, Vice Chairman, also present were members from Dinas Cross WI.
Entertainment was during the afternoon by talented harpist, Marged Rees.
The Baton was finally passed around every member in the hall before it was presented by Jo Hutchings, member of the Marmaladies WI and Secretary of Preseli Group of WI’s to Rowena Corlett, Chairman of Dinas Cross WI to resume its long journey which will end at the Albert Hall, London in June 2015.