Harpole WI was formed in 1962, having been started by Jessie Knight, who lived at “the Hall” following a suggestion by Olive Elliott. Harpole WI is a member of the Northamptonshire Federation of Women’s Institutes, which is part of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. Forget the stereotype WI lady – our members are modern women, who enjoy socialising at our monthly meetings. We organise a wide variety of events each year that try to offer something for everyone and we welcome the company of visitors at any of them.
You are welcome to come along to any of our meetings as a visitor and see what we are all about. Come on your own or bring a friend – we won’t pressurise you into becoming a member, although of course, we hope that you will want to. Most meetings comprise a short update on current business and a guest speaker, followed by coffee and biscuits and the chance to catch up with fellow members.
We meet at the Old School Hall on the second Monday of the month starting at 7:30 pm.
We have a membership of about 40 and visitors are most welcome. The annual membership fee is £42.00 (from which both National and Northamptonshire Federations take a share) and if you are interested in becoming a member, please contact:-
Avril Judge- President on 01604 830807
Programme for 2019: