A SUMMER’s DAY in the life of Whitley WI

whoops!…It is wet

The Annual Whitley Rose Queen (now in its 72nd year) is a wonderful celebration of village life in Cheshire, in fact anywhere in the World.
Whitley WI were happy to join in with the fun and help at this event.
Whoops…what about the weather forecast? Would the event get washed away? Would everything get wet? Would anybody come at all?
YES YES YES…. The Rose Queen Committee made a huge success of the event, by moving stalls inside the Village Hall and the Rose Queen Crowning inside a purposely erected giant marquee.

Sue and Chris

Sue and Chris

It was good to see so many WI members at the event, with some playing a special part. Sue is President and Chris had been specially asked to crown Laura as this years’ Rose Queen.

Team Raffle

Irene and Dorothy

June and Annette

Hello Dolly

Blooming Marvellous

All went to plan with the little attendants looking especially smart in their brand new outfits.
The newly crowned Queen was entertained by a local Brass Band and dancing performed by youngsters at Whitley School.
Afternoon tea was enjoyed by so many, tea pots were constantly filled, stalls visited , raffle , games , tug of war and the famous ‘pig race’ , were all part of the fun.
Sadly the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight by a Lancaster Bomber had to be cancelled…may be next year?
This year was the first time Whitley WI had had a craft stall at the Rose Queen Event… Led by the expertise of Annette, punters could purchase many different hand crafted items, from dishcloth bloomers to duster dollies, as well as the traditional jars of homemade jam, that the WI is so famous for.

Jam without Jerusalem

The WI send their thanks to our wonderful Rose Queen Committee and the many members who helped on the day to make the event such a success…
So here’s to next year…Bigger and better again!

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