The stage show, Calendar Girls, has opened in Carlisle.
The true story is about a group of women who try to do something different to raise some money for leukaemia research after one of their husbands died from the disease.
The women - all members of the WI - pose nude for the annual WI calendar. Their calendar and their story has gone on to raise millions of pounds.
Marti Errington-Dodds went to meet the cast and sent this report for ITV Border: