A PLAQUE honouring the founder of the Shrivenham branch of the Women’s Institute has been unveiled to mark it’s centenary.

Viscountess Charlotte Barrington set up the branch of the Shrivenham & District WI 100 years ago.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the branch's formation, a plaque was placed in the vestibule of the hall as a lasting reminder of her legacy.

Mary Hewitt, the branch's president, said: "She was very well connected and quite a go-getter. She wanted to do something for the village when the soldiers returned from war, so she had eight houses built for them and instigated the building of the memorial hall.

"We wanted to do something to mark our centenary and we sugggested several things to the Barrington Trust, which owns the hall, and this framed picture and stone plaque was their idea.

"It seemed fitting, it won't deteriorate and it's a lovely tribute to her."

The Shrivenham branch of the Women’s Institute meets every third Thursday of the month at the hall from 7pm.