Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association
Thorp Arch & Walton Branch
YCA was founded in the
early 1990s to educate, inform and give local women, of all ages, an opportunity
to meet up, socialise and learn about new developments in the arts, handicrafts,
the county of
Yorkshire and events taking
place in the world.
Our two villages have
grown considerably during the past twenty years; new women have moved into the
area and perhaps are not aware that they are most welcome to come to any of the
YCA monthly meetings.
The YCA meetings are held
in Lady Hastings School Hall in Thorp Arch
Village on the third
Tuesday of any one month, the only exception being when there is a school
The meetings commence at
7.30pm and usually finish at just after 9pm. At each meeting we have a speaker
or perhaps a demonstration. A short ‘Business’ time takes place when minutes
are read from the previous month’s meeting, this is an advantage, as it enables
members to be updated of any plans/information they may have
An annual subscription of
£10 is made and for senior citizen’s a subscription of £9.
If your time is limited,
there is no pressure to attend each month – one can ‘cherry pick’ the evenings
which most appeal to you.
Thorp Arch & Walton YCA
would very much like potential new members to come along, free of charge or
commitment and meet us. Particularly during the winter months it is rather nice
to have an excuse to get away from the TV, enjoy a chat and an opportunity to
meet neighbours and other village people.
Thorp Arch and Walton need
to maintain their ‘village’ feel but are also very much part of the wider
community. If you have moved to the country to take part in the village life,
this could be your golden opportunity!
It’s not all baking and jam
making – but we do that too! If you require further information about YCA please
telephone Sarah Priestley on 842232 or Joan Charlton on