Worlaby Womens Institute
About the 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 will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,526 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.

WORLABY WI – meetings held at 7.15pm on the 2nd Monday of each month in the Village Hall. Ring Maureen on 01652 618142 for more details.

Worlaby WI began in 1926, and 88 years later we have a small, but strong membership who meet every month to enjoy a wide variety of speakers and activities and the friendship of other members.


Liz Stephens. Liz lives here in Worlaby, with her husband, Nick and son James. Both Liz and Nick are opticians, Liz being in charge of their Barton Branch.

Humberside Federation

As well as our normal monthly meetings, we often join with our local federation to enjoy excellent demonstrations and speakers. We also have the chance to explore further afield and In July, several of us will be at Lincoln University’s Forensic Science Laboratory

WI-hallmarksIn October a tour of the Assay Office in Sheffield will be a fascinating insight into the hallmarking of precious metals – the oldest form of consumer protection.

Denman College

Further afield still is our wonderful WI Denman College, near Abingdon in Oxfordshire. Here in a beautiful country house we can stay for a few days and immerse ourselves in a wide range of cookery, craft and lifestyle courses – from ebay or tai chi for beginners, to the fashion of 40s Blitz to 50s Glitz. Pop ‘denman college courses’ into google to see the amazing range of choices on offer. Contact Maureen Rickwood for more details on 01652 618142