MARK WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
Mark W.I. was formed in 1928 and met monthly in the Church Hall, Vicarage Lane. As it was a "different" kind of group it was very well attended right from the start. There was a drama group which would put on three one act plays throughout the year, and regular craft and flower shows were held in the Church Hall. County (Somerset) would organise regular holidays and day trips and members of the other W.I.s in the county could participate in these if they wished. In their Diamond Jubilee year, 1988, they put on a Spring Flower and Craft Fayre on 26th March with admission of 25p and on 14th April they held a Diamond Jubilee party for their members, again in the Church Hall. Sadly, over the years membership numbers gradually decreased and by 2010 with less than a dozen members left the Mark W.I. closed.
Then in 2011 the Phoenix rose from the ashes when a local lady exhorted the ladies of Mark to rise up once again and in February 2011 Mark W.I. was reborn.
We meet on the first Thursday of the month, still in the Church Hall, and we have over 30 members. We have a varied programme of events and attend many activities organised by County. We always like to welcome new members, so come along and join us.
Monthly 1st Thursday Church Hall
Anne Hanlon (President) 01278 641839
Janet Smith (Secretary) 01278 641589