Next year will be the centenary year of the WI (Women’s Institute) in the UK so it was decided that a baton would travel the length and breadth of England and Wales (much like the Olympic Torch) to engage all WI Federations (counties) with the centenary celebrations.
Starting in January 2014 in llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Anglesey, which was the site of the first British WI back in 1915, it will travel for 18 months and end its journey at our national conference at the Albert Hall in London on 4th June, 2015.
Last week the baton made its way through Nottinghamshire. Inside the baton is a memory stick and 20 photos are added by each Federation as the journey progresses. These photos will be used to create a national centenary archive.