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Arkendale Women's Institute

Arkendale WI was formed in 1929. We meet on the first Wednesday in the month at the Arkendale Community Hall. Our WI is a member of the Boroughbridge Group, and the North Yorkshire West Federation of Women's Institutes.

Arkendale WI presently has just under 30 members. The youngest members were born in 1973, the oldest in 1926. Many of our ladies work full or part time, many others are involved in childcare, as mothers or Grandmas, are busy homemakers or voluntary workers. Our members take part in a wide ranging field of activities, walking, cycling, riding, swimming, yoga, and golf to name a few. Most of our members live within Arkendale and surrounding villages.

Arkendale WI is famous for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Our main fund raising event is to support our Group's WI marquee at the Boroughbridge show, providing show visitors with refreshments and a place to relax for a few moments on a busy show day.

Recently we have had speakers on 'Wild flowers of the Yorkshire Dales', 'My Chinese Adventure' and 'How to become a celebrity'. The 2011 outing was a river trip, including lunch. A dozen or so members meet every four or five weeks for lunch and several members get together for beading.

At every meeting our ladies provide a light supper or biscuits and tea acting as hostesses once a year by rota.

Why Not Sample One Of Our Meetings?

If you would like to come to a meeting you would be most welcome and under no obligation to come again (although most of our guests do!) The charge for the evening is £2.

Please contact the secretary, Margaret Beal - tel: 01423 340628.

All meetings are held at 7.30 p.m. at Arkendale Community Hall, Moor Lane, Arkendale, HG5 0RF (disabled access available).

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