The first meeting
of Bamford WI was held in February 1931 with 41 members present. Meetings
were held in the afternoon until February 1963, when a change was made to meet in the evening. The January
meeting that year had to be cancelled due to snow! For a short time meetings were held twice a month, an
afternoon and an evening meeting. In the early 1950s members living in the upper Derwent Valley and Woodlands Valley were brought
to the meetings by bus, provided by Mr Judkins and subsidized by the Derbyshire Federation of Women’s Institutes. A new WI was established called Derwent and
Woodlands in February 1960 but has since closed down. Meetings are held on the second
Thursday of each month (except August) at 7.30 pm in the Moore Memorial Hall, Brentwood
Road, Bamford, and our present membership stands at 37 members.
Details of the Monthly Meeting and Speakers are on the Village notice board.
We also enjoy many
social events and activities, such as outings, walks, craft, cookery and involvement in village activities throughout the
Committee Members 2013/14
Ann Benson: PresidentAnne Beckett:
Mary McVeigh: Vice President
Sue Patrick: Treasurer
Members: Rosemary Lake and Janet Treacher
Programme of Events 2014
Wildlife and Habitat in the Peak District
"How can they be so Happy"
|April 10th |
Life and Times of a Farrier
|May 8th||Resolutions & Cheese
and Wine|| |
The Art of Pressed Flowers
Dr Tony Bethel
|August||No Meeting|| |
No More Walls
|November 13th||Annual General
|December 11th||Christmas Party|| |
All dates are Thursday all take place in the Moore
Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. New
Members and visitors welcome.