Isle of Ely group marking 100 years of the Women’s Institute with Wisbech and Fenland Museum exhibition

PUBLISHED: 13:48 06 May 2015

Wisbech and Fenland Museum.

Wisbech and Fenland Museum.

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An exhibition is being held at Wisbech and Fenland Museum to mark the centenary of the Women’s Institute.

The Isle of Ely Federation has mounted an exhibition which looks back at the lives of women in the Isle of Ely over the past 100 years.

It is a lasting tribute to the ‘Inspired and Inspiring Women’ who have lived and worked in the Isle of Ely during the past 100 years.

The exhibition, made possible by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, is the culmination of three years work by members of the WI and the wider community, which involved researching record and minute books, recording oral history and learning about the correct storage of archives.

Rosemary Green, project chairman, said: “Our hope is that this exhibition will bring, to all those who see it, a greater understanding of the relevance, importance and the continuous influence of the WI movement and the role of women.”

One of the most important outcomes of the project is that all WI archives are now in safe storage in the correct conditions at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum.

If anyone finds any WI records contact Rosemary Green 01353 661508 to arrange for them to be transferred into storage.

The exhibition will continue until the end of May. Entry is free.


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