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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.

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


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


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

Click here to view the 2020 programme.

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.

Click here to view the 2019 programme.

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.

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 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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