North Yorkshire West

Julie Clarke Julie Clarke

Chairman's Introduction

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

North Yorkshire West at the AGM

Follow this link on You Tube to see Full AGM Video

Carol Service - Final 100th Celebration 


Saturday 5th December 2pm Ripon Cathedral - Tickets £3 please apply soon

Chairman's Appeal

All members are invited to contribute memories of events to celebrate 100 years - photos, thoughts comments for inclusion in a booklet on sale at Spring Council 2016.

Items will included either in the booklet or a slideshow - no limit to no of items submitted by post or email  by 15 Jan 2016.

North Yorkshire West Centenary Events can be previewed on this link to Centenary Events Page .

Reports of events are now being addded to the News and Reports Page

We hope there is something for everyone to attend and join in - so plan your year now.

Yorkshire Show 2015

14-16th July

Thanks to all who helped, came to the cafe or cart,  enetered the competitions,  viewed the  displays, watched the demonstrators, bought from the sales table, bought raffle tickets, see gallery of pictures on   News and Reports Page

2015 Events and Workshops

More events details and workshops details added see the links

Spring Council Meeting

Saturday 28th March 2015

Below is a selection of photos taken at the meeting - including all photos of award presentations which have been reduced in size for web display - note titles will added later. Any WI requiring a a photograph at full resolution please email Hazel Smyth -

Minutes of the Spring Council meeting held last year at Grassington can be downloaded here in pdf form - these are to be approved at Leyburn.

Download the Look Back at 2014 Presentation here or the Centenary Events Presentation here

NFWI's Centenary Baton visited our county in April

Follow the Baton on Twitter: WI Centenary Baton @theWI_baton2015 and view the current photos in the at the following link which takes you to the photos uploaded from our Federation

Denman Federation Visit – 3rd – 6th May 2016

All plans are now complete for our regular visit in 2016.   The courses we have planned are:

 *    Gardens of Delight – Anna Stevens
*    London & Royal Palaces – Peter Lawrence
*    Ribbon Embroidery – Marilyn Pipe
*    Jane Austin – Hazel Jones
*    Fun & Fitness – Gill Avery
*    Stained Glass – Tutor TBC
*    Ukulele Fun – Richard Partridge

Hopefully something for everyone. Full details of the courses and costs are in the brochure.

Some courses book up very quickly so don't delay send your application form as soon as possible.