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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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. 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.
The Centenary of the outbreak of W.W.I was marked with a Remembrance Day service and laying of wreaths on behalf of the benefice and the community. The church was full of people from all five churches.
Pic shows Rosedale & Hartoft W.I. with the Vicar, Michael Sinclair.
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.
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.