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Women's Institute

Page Editor: Judy Cooke Page last Reviewed: 24 Mar 2015

WI is a Branch of Cumbria/ Cumberland Federation of Womens' Institutes. The WI welcomes new members and visitors.  Membership is o
pen to all women in the dale including women in Dockray and Matterdale.

Meetings are second Wednesday of the month, 2pm -5pm in Glenridding Public Hall. Each meeting involves a business session, a competition, tea and talks. All talks start at 3pm and all visitors (women and men) are welcome to attend. 

Once a year (in March) we provide lunch for all those aged 70 or over in the area.  In 2015 over 50 people attended ; the lunch was held on a wonderful spring day and we were delighted to see so many people.

This year the lunch was held once again in the more traditional month - March - as the hall repairs that were happening in 2014 have been completed.  If anyone knows of over 70 year olds or people about to be 70 who might be 70 in the year ahead please contact Margaret Boothroyd so the WI can be sure to invite them to next year's lunch

Our programme in  2015 is the  Wednesday monthly meetings and and our monthly walks.

Also see the "Whats On" listing for the talks at the monthly meetings
The full 2015 programme for meetings and for walks is now available

All queries to WI Secretary Lynn Kelso

WI Walks

The WI arranges a programme of walks once a month. These are for all members - usually  it is bring your own packed lunch and tea in a cafe or pub at the end.
The 2015 walks programme will soon be available from the secretary.
For the last six years the WI has supported a long distance walk - Hadrians Wall, St Cuthberts Way , Lady Anne's Way, the Southern Uplands Way,the Cleveland Way and along Offa's Dyke