A women's Institute group held a special party to celebrate its hundredth birthday.

Feering Women's Institute was founded in 1918, the same year women gained partial voting rights, the RAF was formed and the end of the First World War.

At the group's June meeting at Feering Community Centre, in Coggeshall Road, a party was held to celebrate the centenary.

Guest of honour Kay Lodge, federation chairman, told stories from the group's history to members.

Club president Vivienne Stinger welcomed guests from eight other Women's Institute groups - Kelvedon, Tiptree, Coggeshall, Chappel and Wakes Colne, Great Totham, Hatfield Peverel, Tolleshunt Darcy and Wickham Bishops.

The evening’s fun continued with live musical entertainment, a full buffet supper, a raffle, a lucky dip and a team quiz, compiled by secretary Maureen Browning, with all questions based on the number 100.

Winners received gold winner’s medals and packets of Smarties.

Mrs Browning said: "The toast was made, the bubbly was drunk, the cake was cut, and all too soon it was time to pick up our glass slippers and head for our carriages before they turned back into pumpkins, but not before promising to invite everyone to do it all again for our 200th celebration."

If anyone would like information about joining Feering WI, please contact Mrs Browning, on 01376 571993 or 07796 302828