W.I. Cafe

On Saturday 13th October, refreshments will be on sale from 12 noon to 5pm, available from the Tea and Tarts W.I. pop up cafe in Newsome Scout Hall. Sweet and savoury foods, plus hot and cold drinks.


The first WI in Britain

W IThe Women’s Institute movement in Britain started in 1915. During the First World War it was formed to encourage countrywomen to get involved in growing and preserving food to help to increase the supply of food to the war-torn nation.

The first WI meeting in the UK was held in Llanfairpwll on Anglesey, Wales, on 16 September 1915.  Since then, the organisation has grown to become the largest women’s voluntary organisations in the UK with over 212,000 members in over 6,300 WIs.

W.I. Centenary timeline


About Tea and Tarts

Tea and Tarts Women’s Institute are a fun, lively and community focused W.I offering a wide range of interesting and exciting activities. We have space available for new members and also welcome guests. We usually meet at Huddersfield Town Hall from 6.30pm on the first Thursday of each month.

Join us for a special event on 13th October 2018

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Join us for a day of special activities from 12 noon on Saturday 13th October 2018 at Newsome Scout Hall to commemorate the end of World War One and to celebrate the beginning of Votes for Women and the creation of the Women’s Institute.

First World War Centenary PartnershipVenue:
Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

Newsome Church will also be open so that you can view the parish war memorial.

Learn about Newsome & Huddersfield in the war years:
World War One displays and artefacts | Find out about the men who are listed on our local war memorials | Ordinary Men Regimental Heritage Project | Pop Up Museum |  Vote 100 | Women’s roles in wartime Britain | Free showing of the film “Suffragette” | Try wartime games, crafts and activities | Newsome’s Silent Soldier

Share your family stories, photos or objects

Displays and activities are open from 12 noon to 5pm.
Community cinema from 6pm.
Poetry Workshop from 2pm to 4pm in St John’s Church.
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W.I. Cafe – Refreshments on sale from Tea and Tarts,
the Huddersfield Central Women’s Institute.

Organised by: Newsome Ward Community Forum.

With our thanks to the One Community Foundation (Stephen Wood Fund).
We are also grateful for the excellent help we’ve received from Huddersfield Local Studies Library.

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