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Yarnton has a thriving WI that is open to women of all ages. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except August) in the Village Hall at 7.30 pm and our activities cover a wide range of subjects both social and educational, and include occasional outings and visits. There is also the opportunity to join other WIs for talks and coach outings or to learn a new skill at the WI College in Marcham. Details of the next meeting are printed in the Village News and the full programme for 2018/19 is listed below. We have a lively membership and enjoy ourselves at meetings and at events in between, and we welcome visitors and new members. Do come and meet us!

Yarnton W.I. 2019/20 Programme

April 11th   - Angela Collins: A Puppet’s Tale. Angela will be telling us about life working as a puppeteer, how she started and a demonstration of how puppets are made.  

May 9th  - We will discuss the Resolutions for the National Federation AGM in June.  This will be followed by a talk on Bee Keeping by Philip Sharman. Raffle, Books

June 13th - Jan Warner: The Survival of the Fittest - a Brief History of Childrearing

July 11th -  Members’ Craft EveningBook Stall, Raffle

August 8th - No meeting

September 12th - Ian Paxton: The Chilli Farmer. Ian will tell us all about varieties and cultivation of chillies.

This will be an Open Meeting. Book Stall

October 10th - Harvest Supper.  Come and join us for good food and good company. Competition, Raffle

November 7th - Gary Collins: Turn End - Inside and Out. Designed and created by Peter Aldington, Turn End is the only post-war listed house and garden created by the same hand. This will be an Open Meeting.  Book Stall

December 12th -  Indian Block Printing.  Come along and have a go. Raffle


January 9th -  Indira Taylor: Crystallising Centuries of Culture, an introduction to spices and homemade curries. Book Stall

February 13th - Lisa Ward: Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre, a talk about the work the centre does to support victims of sexual abuse

March 12th - Annual Meeting, followed by a Quiz. Book Stall, Raffle

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Gaynor White. tel. 01865 433770, email [email protected]


Suzanne White, tel. 07715 362240, email [email protected]