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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 will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,000 members in around 6,600 WIs.
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.
Tockholes WI was formed in September 2013 and is beginning to become more popular currently with around 25 members and meets every 3rd Tuesday in the month in Tockholes Community Hall at 7:15 pm.
New members are always welcome to come and join, and the group is committed to having fun, and friendship.
To join you can either come along on any of the dates below or contact us on the details below for more information:
19th January 2016- Memories of a Eastern Prisoner of War - John East
16th February 2016 - I Nearly Died Laughing Humorous Recollections from the Reverend Priestly Brook, a retired Anglican Priest.
15th March 2016 - Tiffany Glass - A presentation by Haworth Art Gallery..
19th April 2016 - Quiz Night with Cheese and Wine Fund raising evening
17th May 2016 - Resolution Meeting followed by An off Beat Record Marjorie Holt gives a humorous talk about her experiences after leaving Wigan Police Force.
21st June 2016 - The Lighter Side of Estate Agency Bill Honeywell shares his experiences relating to being an Estate Agent.
19th July 2016 - Anglezarke group Meeting A Day at the Seaside
President Anne Smith
Vice President & Register Keeper Joan Parkhouse
Treasurer Jean Hart
Secretary Glynis Hargreaves
Correspondence Secretary Diane Lennon - Dawn Threlfall
Meetings start at 7.15 Enquiries on 07519 733 534
Visit the Tockholes WI on Facbook go to https://www.facebook.com/TockholesWI
Or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org