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Town crier joins WI celebration

By Lotte Pegler


Eastergate Friends WI celebrated its first birthday with the help of a special guest.


Jane Smith, Bognor Regis’ town crier, joined the group for its celebrations as she announced details of the group’s birthday and spoke to members.


Lyn Moore the group’s president, said: “We chose the town crier for our birthday for two reasons.


“Firstly, so that she could announce our first birthday and secondly, for her very interesting talk about how she got the job, as well as her costume and the competitions she enters.


“As well as a book sale, raffle and lots of chatting, there was, of course, a birthday cake!


“Everyone had a very enjoyable time and the cake made by one of our members was delicious and went down a treat.”


The event took place on Februrary 10, at Eastergate Village Hall, which is where the group meets on the second Monday of every month.


As a WI group, it organises a programme for each of the monthly meetings, with something new each time.


Next month there will be a chocolate- making demonstration.


Lyn asked anyone interested in joining the group to email:

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