MP joins WI members for a centenary baton visit

Special Centenary WI Baton that is being passed around every WI federation within England and Wales

Special Centenary WI Baton that is being passed around every WI federation within England and Wales - Credit: Archant

Local MP Steve Barclay joined members of Elm WI to help celebrate the group’s 100th anniversary.

The WI’s Centenary Baton was in the village for a fleeting visit as it continued on its national tour of the organisation’s 69 federations.

The baton, which started its journey in Anglesey where the WI was originally formed 100 years ago, has been touring the local area.

it has been to the Isle of Ely Federation, Emneth, Upwell, Friday Bridge, Marshland St James, Wisbech and Tydd St Giles.

Mr Barclay was invited to join the Elm branch members to witness the baton’s journey through the village.

The baton will stay within the Isle of Ely Federation until Tuesday (October 28) when it will be passed on to Cambridgeshire Federation at a special afternoon at Witchford Village College where Michael Portillo will be a guest.