North Yorkshire East Federation
Marston Moor Group
The WI has flourished in Whixley since 1926 when 58 ladies got together and formed a WI branch in the village. The first meetings were held at Whixley Hall the home of Miss Tancred the President. When the Village Hall was built in 1935 the WI meetings were held there.
When Whixley Village Hall is a Covid Secure Venue again our Meetings will continue. Our AGM was held on 3rd November and I am pleased to say Joan Dobson was re-elected as President, the committee will remain the same.
The picture below is of the large Acer tree Acer tree planted on Saturday 24th November 1990 to commemorate 75th Anniversary of the Womens Institute in Britain. Given by Johnson’s of Whixley and planted on a wet morning by John Richardson helped by Jenny Hullah, Cynthia Myers and Sue Bailey
The WI offer a varied programme of speakers, events and special occasions mingled with more serious business when as the largest and most respected womens group in the country they get down to considering items of national importance and set about making their voice heard in Parliament. We are a forward thinking, diverse and vibrant organisation that enables women’s views to be heard.
New members/visitors are always welcome to come along to our meetings, you can contact any W.I. member who will be glad to accompany you if you prefer.
Whixley WI – Officers, Committee
Joan Dobson, 01423 331392
Sue Bailey, 01423 330509, firstname.lastname@example.org
TEMPORARY PROGRAMME 2021
We meet first Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall at 7.15 pm
January to April – LOCKDOWN
April – EASTER presents + daffodils delivered
May 17 – Village Hall opening for WI
June 1 – Hand-made jewellery talk/demo with Kerry Sweet
July 6 – The Old Vicarage garden will be open for us to visit at 6.30pm. Village hall afterwards
Aug 3 – Theatre Arts & Tap Dancing with Damien Poole
September onwards, we hope to book more interesting speakers but we are waiting till the country is more settled.
SAVE THE DATES
13th October – Soup & Sweet
Saturday 5th March 2022 – JUMBLE SALE
Click HERE for photos from the Whixley WI visit to the Yorkshire Federations Centenary Celebration, February 2020.
Click HERE for photos from the Wi Meeting held at the Anchor on February 4th 2020 with a Tai Chi instructor.
Click HERE for photos from the WI Annual Dinner held at the Crown in Boroughbridge, December 2019.
Click HERE for photos from the recent WI meeting where making decorations for Christmas was underway, September 2019
Click HERE for photos from the WI Visit to Allerton Castle, September 2019
Click HERE for photos from the WI York Lunch, August 2019
Click HERE for photos from the WI craft day at the village hall, May 2019
Click HERE for photos from the WI trip to Scarborough, April 2019
Click HERE for photos from the WI Christmas Party, December 2018
Click HERE for photos from the Soup and Sweet Event
Click HERE for photos from the visit to Eden Camp.
Click HERE for photos from the Yorkshire Day event held at Burn Hall.
Click HERE for photos from the WI visit to Linton Lock.