WOMEN'S Institute members from across Cumbria dressed up to the nines to celebrate the branch's centenary year with a calendar.

Cumbria-Westmorland Federation was created in 1920, the year the League of Nations was formed, women gained the right to vote in America and Pope John Paul II was born,

Everyone remembers 'that' calendar with scantily clad WI members doing crafts and baking, with ‘bigger buns’ covering their modesty.

But the Cumbria version is a witty celebration of the WI as a 'Force to be Reckoned With'.

Each month depicts WI members dressed up in pastiches of tough campaigns for women’s rights, rural transport and public health across ten decades.

With its slogan ‘Still Fighting After All These Years’, it is described as a sobering reminder many issues remain unresolved.

Members enjoyed dressing in period costumes with appropriate props and Lakeland se

Lillian Berry, 2020 committee chairman, said: “There are 70 members of the WI and every one was split into groups of four and was given a decade and a resolution that the WI has stood for that they then had to depict in the photo for their chosen month.

“Everyone had a great laugh doing it every year and the calendars are always a success.”

Copies of the 2020 Cumbria-Westmorland Centenary Calendar cost £5 in person from the WI Office, Masonic Hall, Station Road, Kendal, LA9 6BT or can be ordered by emailing cwfwi@btconnect.com, with an additional cost of £1.50 for postage and packaging.