A new tree and 100 daffodils planted to mark special occasion at the parish hall

Clovelly’s Women’s Institute has celebrated 100 years of the WI.

Many of the branch’s 31 members were at the parish hall on Thursday to plant a tree and 100 daffodils to mark the occasion – also the Clovelly WI’s 70th birthday.

Group president Rosemary Parker said the idea came from a committee meeting.

“We wanted to do something and thought this would be a nice thing to leave behind for future generations,” she said. “It seems fitting to have it here at the parish hall, where we have all our meetings.”

That’s been the way ever since the hall was first opened in 1966.

The chairman of the parish hall committee, John Hawkins, said: “I think it’s tremendous. They are a terrific bunch of ladies and they are awesome when they move into action on things like this.”