Thornton le Dale Womens Institute


Thornton Dale WI 2015

The Thornton le Dale branch of the WI was established in 1924 and has met regularly since that date. We are pleased to say that today, our branch continues to thrive and grow, with an active programme of activities (you can read our 2016 report by clicking here or on the link below.

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month in the Village Hall, Pickering Road, at 7pm and all are welcome. To see our 2017 Programme of Events click here.


Do you enjoy a good read? We have a WI Book Club which meets on the third Wednesday of the month. We also have a walking group which meet, weather permitting, for informal walks and a lunch in the Spring and Summer months. 


Please feel free to give us a call or you can contact us by email, using the form below (scroll down to the bottom of the page). 


Recent and forthcoming events:

  • Tuesday 14 February 2017 (Valentine's Day) to Sunday 19 February .... Green Hearts on the village green ... Click here to see the photos
  • In March, our speaker was Charlie Heap from Duncombe Park Bird of Prey Centre - as well as giving us a fascinating account of the work of the Centre, Charlie also brought along one of the resident owls
  • We are meeting for a Spring Lunch on Friday 7 April - this will be held at The Buck
  • Our speaker in April will be Mr Kinghorn whose subject will be 'Local Smuggling'


Thornton Dale WI YAA Cheque presentation Dec 16

  • In January, our speaker was a representative from the Malton Food Bank - this is a local good cause which we regularly support.Lesley gave us all a very insightful talk about how the Food Bank operates and how local people can access this kind of support. 
  • We have arranged a trip to The Barbican in York to see Anton and Erin from Strictly Come Dancing. This is on Saturday 1 April
  • We attend and present our handIwork in the WI tent at the Ryedale show each year. Click here for the WI Ryedale Show Schedule

You are welcome to join us for any of our meetings as a guest, please feel free to come along or send us an email (scroll down to the bottom of this page for contact information). New faces are always welcome. 



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Business name:
Thornton le Dale Womens Institute


Contact person:

Margaret Smith



The Village Hall Pickering Hill, Thornton Dale
Thornton le Dale
YO18 7LG


Phone: 01751 476876