THE first local Women’s Institute in a care home opened in East Hoathly.
The Lydford Care Home WI is the brainchild of activity leader Rita Turner.
She said: “Lots of the ladies used to go to village WI meetings but only three wheelchairs could go at a time. “A lot of ladies belonged to other WI groups so I thought having our own would be good. Speakers are now lined up for every month this year and there are hosts of activities planned.”