New Board of Trustees

Congratulations to our new Board of Trustees, elected for the term 2018–2020 (see About Us). Our new Chairman is Ilene Forsyth, Longtown WI, a longstanding member of the Board and previously Vice Chairman. Elected…

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Annual Council Meeting

Caroline Thomson, our inspiring afternoon speaker, at our recent Annual Council Meeting. See the Gallery for more photos of the day.

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Latest 200 Club winners

Winners of the fourth draw of the season, which took place at the Annual Council Meeting on 7 April, were: 1st, £90, Margaret Green, Bassenthwaite WI; 2nd, £50, Dean WI; 3rd, £50, Hazel Davies,…

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Your knitted poppies!

Some of the poppies knitted last year by WI members to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of The Somme made a reappearance on a tree outside the Museum of Military Life within…

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CCFWI archive exhibition

Carlisle Archive Centre invited members to view records of their WIs. Fascinating old minute books, scrapbooks, photos and newspaper cuttings were some of the items exhibited. Staff also laid on a delicious cream tea!

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Poppies for the Somme

The anniversary of the Battle of the Somme draws to an end. WI members have knitted and crocheted thousands of poppies to contribute to a living memorial at the Museum of Military Life.  Between 1st July and 18th November,…

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Stained glass window

As part of the Christine Boyce exhibition at the Archive Centre, Lady Gillford’s House, Carlisle, the stained glass panels previously installed in WI House, Lonsdale Street, will be on display for the whole of…

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Battle of Britain Rose Bowl

Trustees recently presented the Battle of Britain Rose Bowl to the Solway Aviation Museum for safekeeping, and you will be able to view it as part of their permanent RAF Kirkbride exhibition. It was…

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