Farnley Estate WI




Caroline Barker Tel:

Vice President

Jenny Macdonald-Smith


Pat Brown        


Emma McKeown


Lesley Fidler

Susan Kerridge

Kay Sprenger

Anne Robinson


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


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