The first meeting of Avening WI was held in the Memorial Hall on Thursday November 6th, 1930 when 40 members were enrolled. Following the formalities, “games and dancing concluded an enjoyable evening”
At our celebration dinner in August 2010, Shirley Hand read a little of the story of the early days of our WI, taken from the first minute books. Di Wall enjoyed the story so much, she worked with Shirley to put the whole of our story together in a form that could be enjoyed by all our members and friends. So many requests were made for copies of the story that Shirley, Di and Gill Thomas made it into a small book which could be printed properly as a keepsake of our anniversary.
Everyone who came to our 80th birthday party took a copy of our story home. You can download a copy for yourself here: Avening Story