THIS YEAR’s Ryedale show has attracted displays from Women’s Institute (WI) of all different kinds.

Cakes, biscuits, jam, flowers, and biscuits were just some of the items on display by the WI's at this year’s show.

The items are judged by a panel of experienced independent judges, with small cards explaining each item next to it to guide judges and viewers. 

Despite a two-year absence of the Ryedale Show, many of those involved said that the quality of produce has remained high.

Margaret Smith and Sue Hook from the Ryedale WI said that the main difference from 2019’s event was that there had been fewer entries.

They explained that their Institute reduced the number of entries to encourage previous members to come forward once again and show new members what the event is like.

Margaret said: “The existing members have come back. Lots of new members have come for a look, then will enter next year.”

Speaking of what caught the pair’s eye the most, Margaret and Sue agreed that the crafts were of a good standard.

They added that the day was brilliant and hoped to see even more entries at next year’s event.

Present on the day were also Sandra Culley and Sue Brant from the Lockton and Levisham WI.

Sandra said that the event was “fabulous.”

With Sue adding: “I think the flower arranging are stunning.”

The pair explained that their WI has members from all over including Lockton, Levisham, Goathland and Pickering, with Sue attending from Lincoln.

Sue explained that she had been drawn to the WI when visiting her caravan at Wilton.  

“I am loving it,” she said.

“The WI has improved my crafts skills, which I never had.”

Sandra and Sue urged others to join Women’s Institutes.

They said that the Lockton and Levisham group are actively recruiting new members, adding that members can come from out with the area to get involved.

“Anyone interested can go to any WI, it is the best thing I have ever done,” said Sue.

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