More about Farnley Tyas Women’s Institute (WI)

The WI dates back to 1915, when its aim was to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation has broadened its aims and is now the UK’s largest voluntary women’s organisation. There are approximately 6,600 WI’s with more than 210,000 members in the UK.

Farnley Tyas WI was reformed in 2009 and currently has 25 active members between the ages of 35 and 70 years.

The WI offers a lively programme of speakers and demonstrations, and organises summer walks, and lunches at places of interest. Perhaps most importantly, the Farnley Tyas WI offers the opportunity for women to meet locally, on a regular basis.


Farnley Tyas WI meeting times

The Farnley Tyas WI meets in winter months at the Golden Cock pub in Farnley Tyas, and in summer months in St Lucius church on the last Wednesday of every month, at 7.30pm.


How to get involved with Farnley Tyas WI

New members are always welcome and visitors may attend up to two meetings as guests before joining. Members must join the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. There is an annual membership charge, which is currently £30.

To find out more about how to become a member of Farnley Tyas WI, contact the President or Secretary for details on

For more information about the WI visit the WI website