Four of our members represented our WI at the Annual Federation Quiz night. A great night was had with some challenging questions. Sadly they didn’t win but thoroughly enjoyed taking part.
A Visit to a Hidden Gem
Some of our members had a lovely afternoon visiting a hidden gem just outside of Ripon. Markenfield Hall was truly stunning. We left the main road to Ripon to go up a farm track. We wondered where we were going to end up then we turned the corner to see a beautiful medieval house surrounded by a moat.
Who knew it was there, we certainly didn’t. We were made very welcome by our very knowledgeable guide and spent the next couple of hours hearing the history of this lovely house, which is still a family home. Our visit was topped off by tea and the most exquisite cake.
Easter Baking with Baker Mike
We began our Easter preparations early, spending an evening with Baker Mike demonstrating some yummy recipes to celebrate this festival. Our President Maureen was Baker Mike’s glamorous assistant and at the end of the evening we all got to taste their wonderful creations.
#ShowtheLove for the climate
February saw us enjoying a craft evening making green hearts as part of the #ShowtheLove for the climate. Some of our members hung them around the Community on February 14th for people to find and think about climate change. It was great that some of the people that found them acknowledged it on Facebook.
Our November meeting was an opportunity to start our Christmas preparations by making some decorations for our tree
Our cheeky Penguin and Robin finished and ready for Christmas
Murder Mystery Evening
Some of our members enjoying an evening of ‘Who Dun it’ at the West Yorkshire Federation Murder Mystery event
A fun evening trying to master the Ukulele
A fun evening was had at our October meeting trying to master the Ukulele. Strumming and singing along together a great evening was had by all.
Afternoon Visit to Farnley Hall
A wonderful afternoon was spent in the company of the modern day Guy Fawkes, accompanied by some of our WISH’s (WI Supportive Husbands).
We learned about the history of Guy’s ancestors and Farnley Hall, topped off in true WI fashion with tea and cake.