Margaret Creek at White Wedding EventAskwith with Weston WI is a friendly, lively group of ladies, we meet on the second Thursday of each month at Askwith Village Hall, in between Otley and Ilkley at 7.30pm

We usually have a speaker (on a very diverse range of topics!) a short business meeting to discuss up and coming events, followed of course by tea and cakes! During the month there is also a luncheon club, visiting various pubs and cafes around the area, a craft club which meets once a month for a get-together and occasional workshops. There are regular theatre trips and a couple of times a year we hire a coach for a day out.

We are part of North Yorkshire West Federation, based in Ripon. Federation organise a wide variety of workshops, days out, visits etc.

WI Time to talk

WI is all about friendship, education and fun as well as campaigning at government level on issues that are important to us as members.

If you would join or just find out more, please leave a comment below or come to one of our meetings.



11 Responses to About

  1. Susan Saville says:

    I am interested in joining the Askwith WI. I live in Burley-in-Wharfedale.
    Susan Saville


    • craftycreeky says:

      Hi Susan,
      That’s great, our next meeting is on 14th July, we meet at the village hall in Askwith at 7.30. We’ve got a Road Safety Officer coming to talk to us next month. We usually have a short business meeting first where we find out everything that’s going on in our federation, our speaker usually talks for around 45 minutes or so, then we have tea and cakes and generally socialise.
      If you like walking and fancy meeting a handful of us on a more informal basis first our walking group is doing a short walk from Blubberhouses church area to Thruscross reservoir on 27th June in the afternoon, you’d be more than welcome to join us, just let us know first so we know to look out for you.
      We’re a pretty friendly group so I hope you’ll enjoy your visit and decide to join our WI
      Margaret Creek


  2. Nicola Akers says:

    Hello, I am interested in joining Askwith WI and hope it might be possible to come along sometime to find out more please? Thanks, Nicola


    • craftycreeky says:

      Hi Nicola
      Our next meeting is on 11th August, should be an interesting meeting as we’ve got Sir Thomas Ingilby from Ripley Castle coming to talk to us. We meet at Askwith village hall on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm. The usual format of the evening is that we have business meeting first when we find out what’s going on in the area, then we have a speaker, followed by social time with tea and cake. The first couple of meetings are free before you have to decide if it’s your cup of tea.
      Hope you can make it to the next meeting, looking forward to meeting you
      Margaret Creek


  3. Nicola Akers says:

    Thanks for the speedy reply! Great, thank you. Look forward to coming along and meeting you on the 11th. Nicola


  4. Ann says:

    Please can I ask a rude question about the wi age group? !
    Just wondering the age of members, is it open to all?


    • craftycreeky says:

      Hi Ann, don’t worry, I don’t think it’s rude at all! WI is open to any woman over 16 (or 18, can’t remember which) years of age. We have about 40 members, our age group at the moment is probably from 40’s upwards, we would welcome new members of all ages, I joined over 20 years ago when I was 30 in between babies, I’ve always enjoyed the mix of ages.We’ve got a meeting next Thursday if you fancy coming along to see what it’s all about.


  5. Fiona Williams says:

    I am a member of a W.I. In Surrey but will be in Yorkshire either September or October. Can I come along to one of your meetings?


    • craftycreeky says:

      Hi Fiona, it would be lovely to meet you, in September we’ve got a couple from Ilkley Playhouse coming to talk and in October we’ve got Jill Turton who is a restaurant critic with the Yorkshire Post, we meet at Askwith Village Hall at 7.30pm. Look forward to seeing you there


  6. Fiona Williams says:

    Thanks. I’ll be at one of those meetings and look forward to meeting you Fiona


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