PICTURE SPECIAL: Street party marks WI baton relay handover

A nationwide baton tour to celebrate the Women’s Institutes’s centenary arrived in Winslow with a great St George’s Day fanfare.

Friday, 24th April 2015, 3:19 pm
WI baton to celebrate 100 years of the WI - Baton arrives in Winslow

It rumbled into Market Square yesterday in a vintage Morgan sports car as part of the Bucks WI Federation’s celebration and even St George himself joined in the fun.

Families watched on as Maids Moreton WI member Vera Moyle-Maton danced along the street and her fellow members sung for them.

Winslow WI provided tea and cakes in the St Laurence Room.

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Vera Moyle-Maton (in red white and blue) dancing with some children

It arrived from Aylesbury where it spent the day at the Waterside Theatre and floating down the town canal.

The baton left Winslow on a vintage tractor towards Great Horwood and Singleborough WI, before it continued its journey to Willen Lake in Milton Keynes today.

It will snake its way through every county before eventually reaching the Royal Albert Hall for the NFWI Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 4.

Maids Moreton WI sing for the crowds
Young and old enjoyed the parade
St George and Vera Moyle-Maton
Baton arrives in Winslow - pictured with St George is Vera Moyle-Maton (in red white and blue)
Ladies look at various paper cuttings involving the WI
The Baton arrives in Winslow