The Winterslow and Firsdown Women's Institute
Meets on the third Thursday of each month at Winterslow Village Hall
Enquiries to: Chris Walker
A proud heritage
The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.
Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK.
The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,000 members in around 6,600 WIs.
About the WI
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
Winterslow and Firsdown W.I was started in Febuary 1927. At present we have fifty active members, of which some play in our table tennis teamm and we have a scrabble and whist team.
We also enjoy a monthly lunch club.
In June we have a garden party and in August we invite the village to an afternoon of indulgence !!
New members are always welcome, a great way to make new friends,have a lot of fun and be inspired.
Winterslow and Firsdown Womens Institute Scrapbook Committee presentation
On 17th August 2015, The Winterslow and Firsdown WI Scrapbook Committee donated a beautiful garden bench to Winterslow Village Hall.
The plaque tells the story and the top photo shows four of our WI ladies involved with the original scrap book, they are from left to right Marion Rosselli, Wendy Golding, Jean Radnedge and Valerie Russell. Mary Boxall also contributed but was unable to attend the presentation.
The event was hosted by the members of the Village Hall committee and we had a lovely gathering in the twilight on the garden terrace.