More About Sessay Women’s Institute

Picture the scene … On December 9th 1924, 34 ladies walked or cycled in the dark to Sessay School. There in the schoolroom, lit only by oil lamps they heard the Vicar’s wife introduce the county organiser who explained the history and origins of the W.I.

Afer a little discussion, it was proposed and carried unanimously that there should be a Women’s Institute in Sessay, and here we are approaching our 98th birthday!

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 2:00 pm in Sessay Village Hall. Our speakers cover a wide range of topics as you can see in our programme below.

Ladies are most welcome to come along to any meeting. In September the meeting is open to everyone.

Margaret May
Secretary Sessay W.I.


10th January Life in the Arctic

7th February Growing up in the 60’s
Competition: A school photograph

6th March Dining Out TBA

3rd April A Walk around Historic York     
Competition A picture of a Church

1st May “Resolutions”

5th June Teddy Bears        
Competition  A teddy bear

3rd July How to Avoid Cyber Crime       
Competition an obsolete object

7th August Play Reading Session      
Competition an Favourite Play and why?

4th September Prison to Palace            
Competition Royal Memorabilia

2nd October Crime and Consequences      
Competition A Glass Object

6th November  My Life – Margaret Watkinson
Competition an Picture of a sheep

4th December AGM followed by Afternoon Tea

National W.I.

You can find out more about the W.I. here.