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Archive for the ‘Women’s Institute’ Category

Rosedale Remembrance 2020

Some twenty five people from around the dale attended a simple, socially distanced Act of Remembrance at the war memorial in Rosedale Abbey churchyard on Sunday 8 November 2020.

After prayers, the names of Rosedale’s Fallen in the Great War, the Second World War and the Korean War were read out, The Last Post and Reveille were sounded and wreaths laid on behalf of the Church, the Parish Council and The Women’s Institute.

Charlotte Tomlin sounding the Last Post

The Queen’s Trumpet Maker – 14 October 2019

As part of the 80th anniversary celebrations of Rosedale’s Women’s Institute, Dr Richard Smith, of Smith Watkins of Sheriff Hutton, gave an illustrated talk in the Updale Reading Room on Monday evening on the history of the ceremonial trumpet, how his firm makes them and how they are played at State ceremonial occasions.

Lorrie Westwood introducing Richard and Debbie Smith.
A practical, and loud, demonstration from Dr Smith!

Some forty members from Rosedale and neighbouring Women’s Institute branches thoroughly enjoyed Richard Smith’s fascinating and amusing presentation and the lively question and answer session that followed.

And thanks, of course, to all who contributed to the delicious supper afterwards.

Rosedale Women’s Institute 80th Anniversary Tea

The Rosedale branch of the Women’s Institute celebrated its 80 anniversary – it was formed on 6 July 1939 – with a guest tea in the Updale Reading Room on Monday 10 June 2019.

Lorrie Westwood, Chair, welcoming over 40 members and guests to the tea.
The anniversary cake with the embroidered table cloth and memorabilia.
What the rest of us were missing out on!

Craft Fair and WI Coffee Morning – Saturday 4 November 2017

A craft fair and the Women’s Institute Coffee Morning will be held at the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey, on Saturday 4 November starting at 10.00am. On display and for sale will be hand-made, high quality local crafts including jewellery, Christmas cards, calendars, gifts and decorations, cushions, turned wood and much more.

Raffle prizes and cake donations will be very welcome.

So come along, enjoy a cup of coffee, the raffle and cake sale and support our local WI, then browse at the craft fair for those special Christmas gifts.

Updale Women’s Institute Meeting 11 September 2017

Over twenty members of the Updale WI gathered for an open meeting in the Reading Room to hear a talk by Iain Kelly, the House and Collections Manager for the National Trust and based at Nunnington Hall. Iain outlined the changing attitudes in the NT to conservation, using examples from Nunnington and other properties in the North. He ended with a fascinating description of the conservation and cleaning of the tapestries in Nunnington, which included them having to be sent to the Continent for specialist cleaning before being returned to the National Trust’s textile conservation studios in Norfolk.

Iain Kelly from the National Trust

The WI in Rosedale have an extensive programme of similar talks and events throughout the year and those interested in joining should contact Lorrie Westwood on 01751 417120

Rosedale WI Coffee Morning – 5 November 2016

There was an excellent turnout for the coffee morning in aid of the Rosedale Women Institute, the result of which £315 was raised for the branch.

The Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair

Thanks as always to Dave Oakey and the good folks at the Coach House Inn and to Margaret, Carol and Janet for organising the raffle and to those who contributed prizes.

The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 3 December from 10.00 to 12.00 – more details to follow.

Rosedale Craft Fair and Coffee Morning

In spite of near horizontal sleet, the good people of the dale turned out to in good numbers to support a craft fair and coffee morning in aid of the Updale Women’s Institute.Craft Fair 2015 A total of £265 was raised through the sale of cakes, a raffle and donations. The WI would like to thanks Howard and Daphne and the staff of the Coach house and all who donated to this good cause.

Updale WI 75th Anniversary

The Updale branch of the Women’s Institute celebrated its 75th anniversary on Monday evening in the Updale Reading Room with a special pie and pea supper.

The members of the Branch gather for their Anniversary Supper

The members of the Branch gather for their Anniversary Supper

Sue Proctor, the current Branch President, welcomed the guest of honour, Christine Field, the Chair of the Yorkshire Federation, four past presidents and 15 members to the special celebration of the founding of the Updale branch in March 1939.