North Yorkshire West

Chairman's Introduction

Julie Clarke, Yorkshire North West Federation Chairman  

We are an exciting Federation offering many activities and events for both educational and social benefit for our members.  Being a very large geographical area from Manfield in the North to Sutton Craven in the South, Burton in Lonsdale in the West and Aldborough in the East incorporating the beautiful towns of Harrogate, Richmond, Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales made famous by James Herriot.

Presently we are a small Executive committee with many other members helping to create opportunity for our members, continue to explore our website and if you would like to know more than contact our secretary and she will help you.

Julie Clarke

NFWI's Centenary Baton visits our county in April

North Yorks West will receive the Baton from North Yorks East on Wednesday 23rd April 2014 full details of events at Sutton Bank, Harmby (24th), Alma House(28th)  and Ilkley (30th) can be found in the baton leaflet-download here

Follow the Baton on Twitter: WI Centenary Baton @theWI_baton2015

Map showing the route of the WI federation centenary link baton

We Need Your Help

We have to provide 12 photographs to be put on to a memory stick and loaded into the Baton. The photos should give an overview of our Federation, a mixture of members, landmarks, buildings, scenery, people, work, etc. whatever you feel really depicts the heart of your area, e.g. Betty's Tea Rooms, Ribblehead Viaduct, Fountains Abbey, Wallace and Gromit or WI Event - the sky's the limit! So come on submit your photographs to Alma House before Friday 21st March 2014 then they can be put on display at Spring Council and you can then vote for your favourite 12.

See link 2014 Events Page for further details

Spring Council Meeting

27th March 2014

Link to pictures from Grassington are on the Reports and News page follow the linkhere 
The mInutes of last year's Spring Council 2013 can be downloaded here

Tour de France – Thankyou

WINNERS all the way - knitters from the WI have created more than 1,140 tiny knitted jerseys to help celebrate the Tour de France when it comes to North Yorkshire

See full press link here

Sewing Bees      

Sewing Bees   -  Knaresborough need help to create their bunting see members page for details of how you can help follow this link here

Other visits in planning for later in the year  

Cusworth Park  - Museum and Park 

Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Sorry now Full 

Visit to Beamish - Living History Museum 


Thursday 26th June 2014
Members: £35 Non-members: £37.50
Includes: Admission and Luxury coach travel, usual pick up points

Code Breakers to Bletchley Park 24th-26th Sept

Details of this visit which will include a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum see Events 2014