Harden Women's Institute focus on village history

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: At the handover to the library are (from left) Gaye Baird, Baroness Eaton, Jean Baudouin, Stuart Cummins (who bound the book), Dorothy Simmonite, Vicky Furness, Susan Caswell and Beverley Caton from the Library At the handover to the library are (from left) Gaye Baird, Baroness Eaton, Jean Baudouin, Stuart Cummins (who bound the book), Dorothy Simmonite, Vicky Furness, Susan Caswell and Beverley Caton from the Library

A Women’s Institute that has been running for more than half a century has documented a year in the life of its village for future generations.

Harden WI celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012 and during the year of celebration recorded local life in a book including news stories, photos of events and adverts for local businesses.

Fifty years earlier the group had done a similar project, putting together a scrapbook of Harden in the early 1960s.

The current WI put the new book together using modern methods, such as taking photographs with iPhones.

Two books have been created – one will be kept by the group and one has now been presented to Bradford Central Library.

A group spokesman said: “We feel we have, with the aid of residents and to the best of our ability, reflected life in our village in 2012.”

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