AN Oak tree has been planted to mark 100 years of the Warwickshire Women’s Institute.

The special milestone has been celebrated by planting a commemorative Oak, donated by the WI themselves, in the rural grounds of Great Alne Park, near Alcester.

The Oak tree was planted by Barbara Munton, president of the Great Alne and Kinwarton WI.

She was joined by Great Alne Park Village Manager, Mary Higginson.

Mrs Munton, said: “I am delighted that we have found a spot which has so many memories for the people of Great Alne and surrounding areas. As this is the Centenary of the WI movement, I am sure that the tree will flourish in its new home and be a lasting bastion to the WI movement.”

The planting was supported by more than 30 members of the Great Alne and Kinwarton WI, who turned up to mark the occasion.

Sapling trees were donated to WI groups throughout the county at the centenary annual meeting of the Warwickshire Federation of Women’s Institutes.

Each group was tasked with finding the perfect spot to ensure that the WI’s legacy is maintained into the future.