The WI in the parish

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About the Women’s Institute (WI)

“The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has around 6,600 groups.

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.”


The national WI web site

There are 2 local Women’s Institute groups – Calder Vale and Scorton, there are details of both below.


For more information, please visit The Scorton WI website



Click on this link to find the Calder Vale group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CalderValeWI/?fref=ts


Last updated: June 22, 2016 at 10:24 am