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Wednesday September 19, 2018

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Upcoming Events

*10 th January 2.00pm “Daughters of the Vicarage”
with Mrs Sue Thorne
Competition -Memorabilia of Teenage Years
Hostess Margaret Watkinson, Raffle Ruth Shield
4 th July Outing: To Ripon Workhouse?
Competition-None
*14 th February 2.00pm “Women in the
Workhouse”
with Mrs Grace Coop
Competition -A Pretty Apron
Hostess Judith Wood, Raffle Margaret May
1 st August 7.00pm Open Evening “Sky Lanterns &
Memories of China”
with Mrs Jean Harrod
Competition-None Bring & Buy Stall
Hostess Collective
7 th March 2.00pm “Nuns” with Mrs Jane McKeown
Competition -2 Savoury Scones
Hostess Anne Wady, Raffle Yvonne Corke
5 th Sept 7.00pm Zumba Gold with Jo Gatenby
Competition - Wedding Hat
Hostess / Raffle Diane & Margaret Flintoff
4 th April 7.00pm “Why am I here in your garden?”
with Mr Mike Gray
Competition- Limerick about a Robin
Hostess Valerie Bell, Raffle Linda Theakstone
3 rd Oct 7.00pm “The History of Johnson’s- Thirsk”
with Andrew & Sarah
Competition –Old Cookery Book
Hostess Judith Wood, Raffle Margaret May
2 nd May 7.00pm “Resolutions”
Hostess Carole Trow, Raffle Brenda Till
7 th November 2.00pm “Alina” with Alina
Competition – A Christmas Tree Decoration
Hostess Doris Lee, Raffle Marg Algie
6 th June 7.00pm “Cooking with Herbs” with Mrs
Christine Turner
Competition - A Picture of a Garden
Hostess June Hall, Raffle Susan Raphael
5 th Dec 2.00pm AGM followed by Afternoon Tea
Hostess Collective
* Not the first Wednesday of the month


Sessay W.I. was formed in 1924, 10 years after the creation of the National Woman's Institute.  The first 'Proper Meeting' was held in the school on 6th January 1925 with a demonstration of Cake Icing.  By the end of the first year there were 41 members on the books and £13.4s.3d in the bank.  Ninety years later we are still here - just ! Our membership is now 14 - but our bank balance is still healthy.

WI treeplanting WI 1


Although we are small in number we very much enjoy turning up each month to hear talks on a varied range of subjects.  Particularly memorable was a recent talk on the History of Biscuits. The speaker brought with her a supply of freshly-made Hardtack Biscuits, made to an authentic Civil War era recipe - they are said to last for 50 years !  We have tried our hand at Dowsing, which was fascinating - even the most sceptical found that the rods responded for us - eventually. We have been complimented several times on our unaccompanied singing of 'Jerusalem,' and friendship and fun are key to everything we do.

WI Info
Nationally the WI is thriving, with well over 200,000 members in 6,600 institutes.  Many of these are composed of younger women and run on a much more informal basis.  Visit www.theWI.org.uk 
We hope that Sessay WI can also grow and thrive 
into the future; perhaps a new, younger team will emerge and develop the group in ways more suited to our modern lifestyles.  Our meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the Village Hall Tearoom. 

 

Upcoming Events
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