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Langathby Parish coucil

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Langwathby & Edenhall W.I.

Click on the title above for further details of our programme of meetings and on the logo to the right to link to the National Site.

The Langwathby & Edenhall W.I. belongs to the Cumbria/Cumberland federation and was formed 87 years ago and for approx 77 of those years it met in the W.I Hut which was situated at the Toll Bar at Edenhall, on land loaned by the Holden-Hindley family. When the upkeep of the hut, which was a former Nisson hut, became too costly, the Institute moved its meetings to Langwathby Village Hall.

Meetings take place on the first Wednesday in the Month at 7.30p.m. and there are currently 33 members. A varied programme of talks, demonstrations and educational outings are organised each year and there has been a Walking Group established this year which meets fortnightly.

Every two years the W.I is responsible for writing, producing, acting and taking part in many ways in a village Pantomime. This began 20 years ago as a W.I. members' Pantomime and has grown to include over a 100 adults and children from the neighbouring villages.

The W.I takes part every two years in the County Federation Spoken Word competition and 4 years ago were successful in winning the Silver Salver Prize for best overall performance.

Langwathby and Edenhall W.I. is a member of the Hartside & Pennine Group which includes – Gamblesby, Lazonby, Melmerby and Penrith. The Institute is active in raising money to support local charities such as The Memo, the Village Hall, and Hospice at Home and each year gives a gift to everyone over the age of 70 years living in both villages.


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