Caroline Barker Tel:
Teas on the Green: Diary Date
Farnley Estate WI is famous for its “Teas on the Green” which raises funds through the sale of refreshments at Leathley Parish Rooms. People come from miles around to enjoy our teas even when it rains!
Bank Holiday Monday, 28 May 2018
Farnley Estate WI
Farnley Estate WI is part of the North Yorkshire West Federation of Women’s Institutes (NYWFWI) and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.
An official web page can be found at The Women’s Institute
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with opportunities, the chance to build new skills, take part in a variety of activities and to campaign on issues which matter to them and their communities.
Anyone interested in joining is always welcome to come along and try out one of our meetings. For more information contact Caroline Barker Tel: or:
Membership benefits include eight issues a year of WI Life magazine and the NYWFWI newsletter. Members can book for numerous NYWFWI events. They can also take advantage of the wide range of courses offered by Denman College, the WI’s own residential adult education college near Oxford.
The cost of the 2018 annual subscription is £39.00.
Farnley Estate WI Programme 2018
All our 2018 meetings unless otherwise shown in the programme take place on the second Wednesday of the month in Leathley Parish Rooms, The Green, Leathley, LS21 2LD at 7-30pm. The hall is open from 7-00pm.
10 January. WI Quiz
Hostesses: Daphne Baxter, Susan Kerridge and Beryl Pattinson Competition: Baby photo of yourself
14 February. From Cotton to Mill – Wendy Eccles
Hostesses: Mary Donovan, Lesley Fidler and Margaret Trotter Competition: Oldest cotton reel
14 March. Cooking with Herbs – Christine Turner
Hostesses: Pat Headley, Sandra Howarth and Jenny MacDonald-Smith
Competition: Most useless kitchen gadget
11 April. Memorable TV Experiences – Sue Appleyard
Hostesses: Pauline Moulsdale, Anne Robinson and Paula Scriven Competition: Most disliked TV programme
9 May. Flowers – Pat Wiley
Hostesses: Sheila Benson, Anne Thorpe and Linda Ward Competition: Unusual small container to hold flowers
13 June. Crime Scene Investigation – Gill Donnelly
Hostesses: Gillian Lishman, Kay Sprenger and Gail Teasdale Competition: Most lurid paperback cover
11 July. Crown Green Bowling – Visit
Hostesses: Caroline Barker, Marilyn Gibson and Margaret Gillson
8 August. Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) – Rosie Szlumper
Hostesses: Susan Kerridge and Jenny MacDonald-Smith Competition: Most boring postcard
12 September. Craft Evening with Teasels – Pat Brown and Janet
Hostesses: Lesley Fidler, Kay Sprenger and Mary Tuyn Competition: Best dressed wooden spoon
10 October. Annual Meeting and Faith supper
Hostesses: Emma McKeown Competition: Describe yourself in five words
14 November. Move Freely Forever – Amanda Swallow
Hostesses: Diane Hanline, Sharon Penn and Henrietta Ryott Competition: Tip for a long life
12 December. Christmas Event.
Hostesses: Anne Crosley, Emma McKeown and Anne Robinson Competition: Funniest Christmas joke