Barbara steps down after 18 years at helm

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AFTER 18 years at the helm of Holton le Moor WI, Barbara Pywell is taking a well-earned rest.

New president Jean Emary welcomed members to the home of Graham and Judy Sexton for a celebration tea to honour Barbara Pywell for her dedicated hard work and time in leading the WI as president.

Jean said how everyone was very fond of Barbara for her quiet manner and her sparkling wit and have many memories of her time as president, as shown in the three albums composed by secretary Megs Graham-Rack.

Three of the longest serving members - Sheila Heath, Greta White and Margaret Hubbert - presented Barbara with a bouquet of flowers, a glass globe, cards and a financial gift.

“I have enjoyed being president for the eighteen years and am now looking forward to just being a committee member,” said Barbara.

“Thank you to everyone for the gifts and for a delightful afternoon.”