Afternoon tea with the Women’s Institute

Ladies from Holbeach Women’s Institute celebrated the refurbishment of their new kitchen by inviting the local building company who completed the work to afternoon tea.

Representatives from D. Brown (Building Contractors) were delighted to take up the offer of afternoon tea and homemade cakes at the WI Hall in Holbeach on Thursday (16 October).

Grant funding from Lincolnshire County Council and ‘Awards for All’ allowed the WI to have their old kitchen completely refurbished and a new energy-efficient boiler installed at the hall in Park Road, Holbeach.

The WI ladies had to wait 10 months for the grants to come through and the refurbishment works were completed in four weeks and delivered on time.

Trustee Shirley Wilson said: “We are thrilled to bits with it and we can’t wait to start using the new kitchen, which was originally added some years after the hall was built in 1938.”

Treasurer Eileen Holmes added: “Peter and the whole team at D. Brown kept us informed on progress through the whole process and they have been a pleasure to deal with.”

Peter Pitt, Senior Contracts Manager at D. Brown (Building Contractors), said: “It was a pleasure to work with the ladies of the WI.

“The refurbishment of the hall will help make it a more usable space and the whole community will benefit from the work.”

Pictured at the afternoon tea are (from left): Eileen Holmes (Treasurer), Peter Pitt, Senior Contracts Manager at D. Brown (Building Contractors) and Shirley Wilson (Trustee).