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Ref No RWI
TitleRainford Women's Institute, near St.Helens
Date 1922-2006
DescriptionThe collection is a valuable source of social history that reflects many special celebrations and events as well as the day to day running of the Institute. There are registers, minute books, records of monthly meetings, officers memorandum books, letter pads, scrapbooks, a photo album and a cross stitch 'sampler' made to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the National Federation of Women's Institutes (1915-1965)
Extent49 volumes, 1 item and 1 bundle
Level Fonds
CreatorNameRainford Women's Institute
TermWorld War One, 1914-1918
World War I
First World War (1914-1918)
First World War
World War 1
AdminHistoryThe first British Women's Institute meeting took place on 16 Sep 1915 at Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, North Wales. The Women's Institute was set up originally to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.

The Rainford branch of the Women's Institute was formed on the 7 Nov 1922. Their first meeting took place on 21 Nov 1922 and the Institute continued through until the end of 2006 when it was suspended due to falling numbers.
AcquisitionThe records were donated by Mrs S. Parr who was an active member of the Federation.
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