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Trees mark 100 years of the WI


TWO Hornbeam trees have been planted at Culcheth’s Millennium Garden to commemorate 100 years of the Cheshire Federation of Women’s Institutes.
The two WIs in the village – Culcheth and Newchurch – Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council and Bents Garden and Home, who donated the trees, were represented at the unveiling of the trees.
It was a year ago that all WI branches in Cheshire were asked to plant a tree to commemorate the centenary
Cllr Ileyne Hutchinson, a parish councillor and vice president of Culcheth WI, was asked to source two trees – one for each WI – and approached Bents, who readily agreed to provide two Hornbeams.
It just so happened that two trees were needed at the Millennium Garden – and the parish council agreed to pay for two brass commemorative plaques.
Cllr Hutchinson said: “All is now in place and the trees can be enjoyed by everyone as they watch the hornbeams grow and flourish.
Matthew Bent, managing director of Bents, said it was great to be involved with such a worthy cause and that he is always happy to become involved in projects that help the local community.
Pictured (left to right) parish council chairman Margaret Webber, Eileen Griffiths, president of Newchurch WI, Joan Jarvis, president of Culcheth WI, Cllr Hutchinson and Mr Bent.


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