Tempsford Women's Institute was originally established nearly 90 years ago and featured very strongly in the Trust Deed for Tempsford Stuart Memorial Village Hall. The Deed states that "The Club Premises shall be retained and used in perpetuity for all or any of the following purposes.....that is to say as a library, reading room, lecture hall, Women's Institute and Men's Club.....for the sound moral education and mental and physical improvement, development, recreation and general benefit of the inhabitants of the Parish and Village of Tempsford."
The modern day Tempsford WI was founded in 1984 by some of the ladies of the village. Presently, we have a lively group of close to 20 ladies of all ages, from founder members to some of the younger members of the village.
The WI still meets monthly in the old Women's Institute room in Tempsford Stuart Memorial Village Hall. The picture above (A Red Kite) is on the 2019/20 front page of our programme. We are organised by a management committee comprising:
Sue Wooldridge (President), Elaine Bettles (Vice President), Betty Russell (Secretary), Kay Quinn (Treasurer), Doreen Harrison (Programme Secretary), Maureen Gore (Refreshment Co-ordinator) and Gloria Jones (Membership Liaison)