2011 Ackowledgements 2011

Horton and Chalbury Women's Institute was suspended in the late 1980s due to a drop in membership - down to about twelve ladies - still keen but it was difficult to recruit new members in rather static villages with almost no new housing development.

Computer - my own as so many people have their own computers in 2011

No hospitality or extra computer operator required

Photographer - not needed with the advent of digital camers and emails

Researchers in 2011 - Gillian and Heather - originals but still members of other WIs

Gillian - Gaunts and Holt WI

Heather - Wimborne Evening and Witchampton WI and

Dorset Federation WI Adviser

Previous researchers in 1986 - Pen has moved to Hampshire

Ethel, Kay - in nursing homes

Pat - unable to help

Peggy - has died sadly

Contribution by: Heather Bartlett


Map of the area

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