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Handcross Women's Institute 75th anniversary
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Handcross Women's Institute 75th anniversary

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the Handcross Women’s Institute decided to create something special. The reverse of this postcard reads as follows:
“The actual 5’ x 8’ collage, depicting the area, framed and mounted in the Parish Hall, was created and presented to the local community by members of the Handcross Women’s Institute on the occasion of their 75th Anniversary, January 1918–1993.”
Many of the buildings and landmarks I can recognise, but some I cannot, but it is still entertaining trying!
Each brick in the wall in the foreground has the name of a W.I. member, of whom I can spot Glad Fraser, Daphne Gates, Eileen Leadbetter, Margaret Stafford, and Nora Ray.
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My Nana, Edith Boxall, is on there too. Her house is on the left with the green door.
I hope this lovely collage finds a home in the new Parish Hall, wherever it may be, as I think it's a very special piece of Handcross history.
Added by Karen Stroud (née Lane) on 06 October 2017
The names on the “Wall of Friendship” list every member of Handcross WI who participated in creating the collage which was completed in 1992 after several years of work.
Top row: Hilda M Abbot, Maude Arnold, Gladys M Toogood, Nora Ray, Daphne Morgan, Pat Long, Janet Masters, Gladys Mitchell, Ethel Turner.
2nd row: Joan Dick, Judy Funnell, Lily Kelly, Edith F Kinnard, Hilda Gasson, Edith Biggs, Sheila Samuel, Mary Long, Cath Chamberlain, Joy Payne, Daphne Gates, B Marchant.
3rd row: Dorothy Palmer, Jean Sarjeant, Anne Boustead, D Cheeseman, Shirley Alexander, Mary Hilman, Gladys Fraser, Inez Wilson, Norah Housby, Blue Mitchell, Jean Snelling, Daphne M Doran, Barbara Cheal, Helen Beet, Jan Gammon, Joy Mantell.
4th row: E M Parnum, B Tomsett, Will Cobb, Hepsy Brown, Eileen Leadbetter, Adeline Edwards, Edith Blaby, Betty Sargent, Betty James, Sharon McGill, Elsie Cosens, Edith Boxall, Beryl M Haynes, Margaret Stafford, Inez du Bois, H Davis.

Added by Janet Masters on 03 November 2017
Thank you Mrs Masters for supplying the rest of the names.
Who is responsible for this beautiful collage now that there is no longer a Handcross WI?
It must be kept in safe hands. (I'm remembering what happened to the school bell!).
Added by Karen Stroud (née Lane) on 04 November 2017
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