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Pauline Bowman Pauline Bowman

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.

Yorkshire Show 2016

Big Thank You to all that helped in any way - don't forget the Thank You Party on 22 July  6.30pm -7pm if you can't be there please let the office know 01765 606339/nyfwi@btconnect.com before Wed 20th            

Photos of Competitions/Display and Catering follow this link

People's Choice    

Stray Ladies won with 719 votes and was front runner from the start. Gargrave came second with 655 votes and although they were always in second place their daily total increased each day whereas Stray Ladies was fairly consistent. Spa Sweethearts was third with 460 and again, their daily total increased  as    the    show  progressed.    

The Judge's Choice    

“A Shakespeare play” had joint winners according to the judges. Aspen Park and Stray Ladies were joint first with 127.5 marks, so no second place. Aldborough, Boroughgbridge and Dunsforth WI together with Goldsborough WI each had 127 points so were joint third.

Bedale Hall, Bedale

Saturday 1st October 2016 10am for 10.30am
£27 (members) /£30 (non members) Includes 2 course lunch

Our new Chair and Board of Trustees have planned a fun packed day showcasing speakers including Nicki Chapman as our main speaker, lunch, various stalls, tombola and a preview of the Federation programme of events for 2017.

Nicki is best known for presenting such programmes as The Chelsea Flower Show, BBC's Wanted Down Under and Escape to the Country. She was one of the music business’s best known PR’s working with Bowie, Take That and The Spice Girls before moving in to TV.

The WI Sports Week - Autumn-Antics

Monday 12 Sept - Sunday 18 Sept 2016

Two extra activities added
Tai Chi and Qigong - Calcutt Sept 14th 1.30pm and 6.30pm
Croquet - Ripon Spa Hotel 14th 2pm afternoon Tea at 3.30pm £15  

The aim of the WI Sports Week is to encourage as many members as possible to not only try out new sports or activities but to focus on the benefits of leading a healthier lifestyle.

Different sports on different days at venues throughout the Federation Area from Windsurfing , Hula Hooping, Golf, Fencing, Tour De Yorkshire, Dance -Rock and Roll/Salsa, walking, swimming, Tai Chi, Pilates etc.
Your opportunity to try something new - at low cost locally with like minded people.
See Link to Events or download a copy of full brochure here in pdf(inc booking form)   and a booking form in Word Format Here

Tea Gowns and Tea Time

A History Wardrobe Presentation

26th October 2016 12 for 12.30pm includes lunch with seating plan

Kettlesing Village Hall

2016 Federation Commitee Announcement

See link to page with photos here


Spring Council Pavilions Harrogate

March 23rd

Click on the image to go to reports page for other images of the day

Link to Yorkshire Agricultural Society Website and contact details for Kate Dale Yorkshire Rural Support Network Co-ordinator  kated@yas.co.uk, 07912 49560407912 495604

Click on the Box to see  what 2016 has in store


Events - Workshops Competitions

Don't delay booking - avoid the disappointment of discovering there are no places left.

More events and workshops have been added for the Autumn



Reports of events areon the News and Reports Page

We hope there was something for everyone to attend and join in