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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 recently celebrating our 60th anniversary.

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.

Activities

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: Margaret McKenna, Chairman Tel. 01228 529538

Click here to view the committee

Members of the Kirkandrews on Eden WI

Meetings

We meet on the second Friday of each Month (except August) starting at 7.30pm at Beaumont Parish Hall, Kirkandrews-on-Eden.

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

To view our schedule of events in 2017 click here.

Minutes of meeting in 2017.

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.

Minutes of meetings in 2016

Click here to view the details of November's meeting and a description of "Christmas Crafts".

Click here to view the details of October's meeting and AGM.

Click here to view September's meeting with Jules Wooding, who works at the Cumbria Museum of Military Life based at Carisle Castle, and an exhibition "Voices from the Somme 1916-2016".

Click here to see the report from June and July's meetings, including details of Duncan Hamlett's talk on the hospital Mercy Ship in Africa.

Click here to view the report from May's meeting including details of Lorraine Priestley's talk, Encaustic Art and Beeswax Products.

Click here to view the minutes of April's meeting with Renata Breadon with her talk of living in Germany "Voices from the Somme 1916-1921", before and during the Second World War.

Click here to view March's meeting minutes with Tracy Fawcett on her talk "The six wives of Henry VIII".

Click here for February's minutes including notes on Mari Reay's talk "Life as a lady vet".

Minutes of the meetings in 2015.

Click here to view November's minutes with details of Michael Cowen's 12000 mile trip to china on a motor cycle.

Click here to view October's meeting together with details of the AGM.

Click here to view September's minutes with details of a talk given by Mike and Judy Less, "Our life with craft".

Click here to view August's minutes about the Derbyshire tradition of Well Dressing given by Audrey Dorman.

Click here to view June and July's minutes detailing the groups visit to The Devil's Porridge Museum in Eastriggs.

Click here to view May's minutes including details of guest speker Richard Miller on his talk about exhibiting and breeding world championship budgerigars.

Click here to view April's minutes.

Click here. to view March's minutes with details of guest speaker Linda Dason on her talk "Improve your sleep".

Click here to view February's minutes with details of speaker Harold Bowron and his talk on "Life on the line".

Minutes of the mettings in 2014:

Click here to view the minutes of December's meeting.

Click here to view November's meeting with guest speaker Gordon Little titled "Never Give Up."

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

Click here to view October's meeting including the AGM.

Click here to view September's meeting with Lesley Connolly with her talk about jewellery making and jewel stones.

Click here to view August's meeting with Deborah Bullock with her talk on upcycling old unused items into something new and useful.

Click here to view the report on July's BBQ and informal meeting.

Photograph of the BBQ in July 2014.

Click here to view June's meeting with Jane Maggs from Wild and Fruitful with a talk on what can be made from nature.

Click here to view May's meeting with Sue Gallacher on being a Games Maker at the 2012 London Olympics.

Click here to view April's meeting with Jean Rawlings on Competition Criteria.

Click here to view March's meeting with Sue Hotchin from Linton Tweed.

Programmes from previous years

 Click here.to view the 2016 programme of events.

Click here to view the 2015 programme.

Click here to view the programme for 2014

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