About

Who are we?

Treacle Toffee Making for Bonfire Night
Treacle Toffee Making for Bonfire Night

We’re a group of ladies who are roughly between the ages of 18 – 45ish (but we don’t kick anyone out once the birthday cards arrive).

We come from numerous cultures, locations, and circumstances. Some of us have grown up in Lymm but many have come from other areas and have found themselves in lovely Lymm.

The ladies who join circle are brilliantly diverse. They’re married, single, do and do not have children and some who stick to the four-legged furry kind of kids. We have doctors, engineers, homemakers, retail workers, business owners, scientists, solicitors just to name a few of the lives our ladies lead.

Afternoon Tea and a Drag Queen Show at Richmond tea Rooms!
Afternoon Tea and a Drag Queen Show at Richmond tea Rooms!

Officially we’re meant to be aged between 18 and 45, but we’re relaxed about the age rule and won’t throw you out on your birthday! If you fit in well with the group then it doesn’t matter! Come along, meet us and decide for yourself if this is the right group for you.

What do we get up to?

Supporting Local Charity HopeTea
Supporting Local Charity HopeTea

Our primary goals are to have fun, make friends and raise money for local charities and causes. We have numerous social nights out like our new joiner’s night , Prosecco & Pedals, comedy nights out and meeting in the pubs and or other places around the village for our ‘Lashed Friday of the Month!’.

We also help Lymm Round Table (referred to by us as ‘the boys’) with their bonfire nights, Beer-fest and Easter duck race.

We love to try our hands at pretty much anything! We’ve done curling, archery, wreath making, treasure hunts, fused glass workshops, escape rooms, bowling, cooking classes, ‘come-dine-with-me’ nights, pub quizzes, cinema trips and plain old sat on the sofa with a cuppa having a natter.

The main focus for Lymm Ladies Circle is fun and friendship. Whatever we do, we have fun doing it. We’ll do anything that gives us a chance to go out, have a laugh and hopefully the odd glass of wine!

The Legendary Danish Breakfast!
The Legendary Danish Breakfast!

We also enjoy raising money for local and national charities and community organisations. You can find out more on the fundraising page.

What is Ladies Circle?

Yes, we know the name Ladies Circle is old fashioned and sounds a bit like a pseudonym for the WI. It’s not. We are a young, modern organisation more used to wine-drinking and partying, than jam-making and sewing.

National Ladies Circle Logo

National Ladies Circle Logo

The National Association of Ladies Circles (NALC) was set up in the 1930s by the wives and girlfriends of Round Table aiming to achieve similar goals to the men, with the slogan “Fun, Friendship and Fundraising”. Although the association has a long heritage, the group has aimed to stay relevant for young women today.

Lymm Ladies Circle was first chartered in September 1965 by the wives of Lymm Round Table. Unfortunately in 2004, the group was forced to close due to declining membership, but the Round Table in the village continued to flourish. In spring 2009, Lesley Campbell encouraged some of her fellow wives and girlfriends of the Round Table to re-open the Ladies Circle in Lymm and the group was re-chartered in the autumn. Since then, the group has grown to be one of the largest and liveliest Ladies Circles in the country.

Like most Ladies Circles, we retain links to Lymm Round Table, and 41 Club Active (like table but for over 40s) but are open to all and we welcome ladies who are single or have no connection to Table. At the moment, probably just over half of our members have partners in Round Table or 41 Club Active. We often find that husbands and boyfriends of Lymm Ladies want to join Table or 41 Club Active when they see their partners having so much fun and making new friends!

Lymm Ladies Circle is in Area 2 of Ladies Circle GB&I, which is part of Ladies Circle International.