East Sussex Federation

Lady Denman celebrated with Blue Plaque

East Sussex County Chair, Gill Nokes, accompanied by two past Chairs, Shirley Kirby and Kathryn Hutson, and fourteen other East Sussex Federation members joined members of West Sussex Federation to celebrate the life of Lady Gertrude Denman with the inauguration of a blue plaque. The plaque was placed on the side of the Victory Hall, Balcombe and commemorated Lady Denman’s hard work in the Women’s Institute of which she was a founder member and the first elected Chairman of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. It was unveiled by the current National Federation Chair, Lynn Stubbings.