Basket making, Mrs Francis Willmott at basket making centre under the auspices of the West Sussex Federation of Women’s Institutes. Aim is to produce 2 million potato baskets – countrywide -for years crop. 1943.
The foundation of the Women's Institute regularly referred to as simply the WI on this day 16th June, 1915. Its two aims were to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. It is now the largest women's voluntary organisation in the UK