Did you know?
Were you aware that during protracted dry spells, prior to the dredging of the River Bann, the water level would be raised for larger boats by getting the entire membership of Portglenone Women’s Institute to sit in water until the keels of the crafts were clear of the bottom?
The habit died out when concerns were raised about the danger which pollution in the river caused. Happily, within a few years of the WI stopping the practice, the water returned to its original, healthy state.
1923 when WI membership experienced a spike