WI Spotlight M - R
M - R
Marden village is rich in history from the Romans to the present day. The manor was a royal estate and there has always been a Christian church. The church, featured on the cover photograph, dates from the 13th century and is a focal point for the community, housing a library as well as providing a house of worship.
Marden W.I. was formed in 1930 and we celebrated our 85th anniversary at The Hickory Stick restaurant (photo). We meet on the second Tuesday in the month with diverse speakers such as one of our own members on her quilting trip to America, a chiropractor on how to manage back pain and wine tasting. The ages of our thirty members span six decades. New members are always welcome as we are a very friendly group and we enjoy socialising outside the meeting nights with fun trips as well as visiting other W.I.s
Fundraising has included a jumble sale and a Christmas market stall selling homemade crafts and produce. The proceeds from this enables us to provide a biennial Denman bursary.