Step back in time with Belton Women’s Institute

Pictured (clockwise from left) are: Greta Hazelhurst, Mrs Kelsey, Mrs Rustling, Zoe Godfrey, Mrs Cundle, Nina Tyack, Averil Drakes and Dr Jane Mitchell.
Pictured (clockwise from left) are: Greta Hazelhurst, Mrs Kelsey, Mrs Rustling, Zoe Godfrey, Mrs Cundle, Nina Tyack, Averil Drakes and Dr Jane Mitchell.
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Old photographs of a bygone Isle of Axholme have been discovered by Epworth Bells reader Gilly Byrne.

Gilly, of High Street, Belton, found these pictures at the back of a drawer and believes they may be taken at the village Women’s Institute’s birthday sometime in the 1970s.

Pictured amongst the crowd are Mrs Ross, Ada Gibson, Ivy Kemp, Alice Pashley, Mary Greensitt and Freda Drakes.

Pictured amongst the crowd are Mrs Ross, Ada Gibson, Ivy Kemp, Alice Pashley, Mary Greensitt and Freda Drakes.

She said: “I don’t know the venue, but the birthday cake was always cut by the longest serving member, and the lady doing the honours was Ada Gibson.

“The two older ladies would also have been very long standing members, with the Belton president.”

Any readers that can provide any more information, or who would like to share their memories from the Isle in years gone by, can email editorial@epworthtoday.co.uk address.

Pictured amongst this group of ladies are Bea Watson, Nan Luke and Mrs Kelsey.

Pictured amongst this group of ladies are Bea Watson, Nan Luke and Mrs Kelsey.