Women's Institute's around the country are famous for the companionship, friendship and creativity they bring to many women's lives.
Mucklestone WI, based on the Shropshire and Staffordshire border near Market Drayton, has celebrated its centenary this year with days out, visits from different speakers, and lots of cake and meet-ups.
Ruth Lloyd has been the president of Mucklestone WI since 2005, when she took over from Eunice Armstrong, who was president of the club for over 20 years.
Due to its border location, the club attracts people from Shropshire, Staffordshire and even Cheshire, and Ruth says they are always so pleased to welcome new faces.
Ruth said the club probably hasn't changed as much as you'd expect since it was formed in 1921, but they have a lot more Zoom meetings now, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
"There are more clubs and groups available now but many years ago the WI was for people who did not see many others or go out much," Ruth explained.
"It did not matter if you were a young mother with two or three children at home stuck in the house while your husband was at work, or if you were an older lady looking to make friends. It was somewhere fun where they could pop in and say hello.
"The WI has also always been about learning. Being able to learn something new each month as a WI member was really important to some women.
"Having different speakers come in to speak to us about different things, from crafts to gardening, is a wonderful way of learning new skills.
"People are welcome at any of our events, you don't have to join straight away, you can just pop in and say hello, get to know us.
"It isn't only a once a month event either, we might meet up in town or host coffee mornings or fundraisers throughout the month. People in the area know to call us for fundraising help."
The group has many members who have kept it going over the years, but Elizabeth Adams is one of the longest-attending members, Ruth said.
"Elizabeth Adams is probably one of our longest attending members, as well as Eunice Armstrong before she moved to Wales to be with her daughter," Ruth explained.
"Local people are what keeps these clubs going, people like Elizabeth and Sue Simmons, they would do anything for us.
"We have lots of happy memories together, but I'm sure it hasn't changed that much since it was formed in 1921."
Every twelve months the Staffordshire WI Federation, of which Mucklestone is part of, has two meetings where we all meet and gather at the County Showground in Staffordshire.
As well as this, the local WI groups in Broughton, Ashley, Mucklestone and Maer all come together regularly to host joint meetings. Twice a year they usually meet up and take turns to host, make refreshments and organise.
This year, Broughton, Ashley and Mucklestone WI all had a centenary to celebrate. As part of the 100th anniversary celebrations, Broughton hosted all the members in its parish rooms and welcomed Winston Churchill himself – cigar and all, Ruth said, to talk about his life and they all sang songs together.
The three clubs were also presented with a 100 year certificate from the president of the Staffordshire WI Federation, Helen Newman.