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Kirkandrews-on-Eden & District WI

The Kirkandrews-on-Eden & District WI local group is a local WI group belonging to the Regional Cumbria-Cumberland Federation of Women’s Institutes

We were formed in December 1950 and several founder members still attend our monthly meetings. We try to offer a wide range of topics with our speakers and demonstrators and we have a very active craft group. A place to socialise with our friends and neighbours.

Both men and women are welcome to attend any of our meetings as guests. If you are interested in listening to a particular speaker then please come along and join us. EVERYONE WELCOME!

We are a small and very friendly group celebrating our 70th anniversary pn 8th Deember 2020.

The Cumbria-Cumberland Federation offers warm friendship and the opportunity to learn together. There is a huge variety of subjects and activities on offer within your local WI or the Federation through the sub committees, whether it is astronomy, photography, creative writing, walking, cooking, craft, music and singing, art, the environment, visiting gardens and historical houses, travel or social occasions. We campaign on National issues and have been very active in our support for continuing the usage of cheques, the honey bee situation, violence against Women and many others.

Click here to view photographs of the planting of a commemoration oak on the centenary of the WI.

70th Anniversary On 8th December 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the Kirkandrews on Eden WI organised an Afternoon Tea Box for each of the Kirkandrews on Eden members which was to be enjoyed simultaneously at 3.30 pm but apart. Glynis Milburn, Treasurer. awarded the 70-year certificates to two of the founding Kirkandrews on Eden WI members, sisters-in-law, Mrs Sadie Bell and Mrs Margaret Roe.


Treasurer Glynis Milburn awarding the 70-year certificates to Sadie bell and Margaret Roe.


Our programme of events includes:-

Demonstrations      Talks given by experts in their field

Open Evenings       Work Shops

Craft Evenings        Social Events

For further information please contact: Kathleen Bowron, President Tel. 01228 575010

WI weekly walking group at Watchtree NR in July 2022

Committee members:

President                                         Glynis Milburn

Vice President + Meet & Greet       Margaret McKenna

Secretary                                        Jean Wharton

Treasurer                                        Glynis Milburn

Programme Secretary                    Jan Tupper

Register, Literature                         Jean Wharton

Press Secretary                              Kathleen Bowron

Sports Secretary                             Jan Tupper

Federation Drawings                       Glynis Milburn

Members of the Kirkandrews on Eden WI


We meet on the second Friday of each Month (except August) usually starting at 7.30pm at Beaumont Parish Hall, Kirkandrews-on-Eden. Check the programme below for the venue and times of the events.

There is ample car parking in the hall car park with disabled parking.

Minutes of meeting held during 2020

To view the details of how the K.O.E. WI celebrated their 70th birthday on 8th December 2020, click here.

To view the notes on February's meeting, click here.

To view March's notes click here.

Minutes of meetings during 2019

To view the notes of November's meeting, click here.

To view the notes of October's meeting. click here.

To view the notes of September's meeting, click here.

To views August's notes, click here.

To view June's notes, including the details of the Pemrith Players, click here.

To iew May's notes, including details of a talk by Mary and Val who are volunteers for the Samaritans, click here.

To view April's notes, including details of Eileen Cook's talk on "Life in Africa", click here.

To view March's meeting notes on "Modern Policing", click here.

To view Februay's notes where Josephine Hope gave her talk on district nursing through the ages, click here.

Minutes of meeting in 2018

November's minutes including details of Fred Brooks' talk about his mother working in the mills "My Mum the Mill Girl", click here.

To view October's minutes including AGM, click here.

To view September's notes about "Water biscuits - the irony" an history of Carrs Biscuits given by Ian Beattie, click here.  

To view August's notes where Caroline Johnson describes the work of Oak Tree Animals' Carity, click here

To see the notes from June and July's meetings of the visit to RSPB Campfield Marsh Reserve and the talk "Knickers Etc" by Helena Thompson Museum, click here

To see the notes from May's meeting with Heidi Jackson and her talk "The challenge of developing gluten free and dairy free cakes", click here

To view the notes from the April meeting when John Huggon gave his talk on Bygone Carlisle, click here.

To view March's notes when Tracey Fawcett gave her talk on the "Wives of Henry VIII", click here.

Minutes of meeting in 2017

To view the notes of November's meeting where Stella, Margaret and Judith demonstrated various Christmas crafts, click here.

To view the minutes of the AGM in October click here.

To view September's minutes with Harold Bowron speaking on the re-openong of the Bathgate railway line, click here.

To see the August meeting minutes where Joanna and Janine described their "no hands" massage, click here.

To view the June/July meeting notes on the visit to Home Cultram Abbey, click here.

Click here to view the notes of May's meeting in which Tracy Fawcett continues her talk from last year on the six wives of Henry VIII.

To see April's minutes with Glynis Milburn's talk " No regrets" click here.

To view the minutes of March's meeting with Judith Swinsco and her talk  of her ancestry titled "Paupers and princes", click here.

To view the notes of February's meeting with Pam Jago and her talk "What's it all about" her life as a W.I. member, click here.

Members of the WI with Gordon Little at November's meeting.

Photograph of the BBQ in July 2014.

Programmes from previous years

Click here to view the 2020 programme.

Click here to view the 2019 programme.

Click here to view the 2018 programme.

Click here to view the 2017 programme.

Click here.to view the 2016 programme.

Click here to view the 2015 programme.

Click here to view the 2014 programme.

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