Ascot theme - and a tribute to June

AN Ascot themed event saw members of Todmorden Women’s Institute celebrate their 26th birthday.

Fancy hats were worn and a horse racing game was played, members being joined by guests from other institutes, with refreshments served.

Before the celebrations they held a minute’s silence in memory of former treasurer and president Mrs June Buckley.

June was a lady of many talents, including handicrafts, sewing and cake decoration, and had passed many of her skills on to Tomdorden WI members and those of other organisations through craft groups and demonstrations.

She always had patience and a sense of humour and would be greatly missed by her friends at Todmorden WI, where she had put in a lot of work behind the scenes.