Winturwell WI

Organisation: Winturwell WI – Charity No 1016758
Contact Details: Mrs Sally Long – President
Tel: 01225 723552
Mrs Carolyne Coles  – Secretary
Tel: 01225 864475
Venue: Winsley Village Hall 2nd Thursday of each month

Winturwell WI was started in 1967, combining the villages of Winsley, Turleigh and Conkwell. Residency of these villages is not a criterion for membership – we currently have members who live in Bradford on Avon, Limpley Stoke, Westwood, Freshford and Batheaston.

Winturwell is affiliated to Wiltshire Federation and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.  This provides ample opportunity for social and educational events both locally and further afield, including courses at Denman college, for which Winturwell offers bursaries.

The WI is a non-religious, non-party political organisation though we have a proud history, since our first National President in 1917, of successfully lobbying parliament on issues and resolutions raised and voted upon by our members.  We value our traditions but are open to new ideas and challenges.

Whilst membership and most meetings are confined to women, many of our events, theatre trips and outings are open to members’ family and friends.  Guests are always welcome.

The main meeting is on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm in Winsley village hall with subsidiary groups, e.g. the book group, walkers, Winers and Diners meeting throughout the month.  We also have a skittles team which plays during the league season.  The main meeting usually includes a guest speaker and always time for refreshments and a chat with other members.

There are no initiation ceremonies, no rituals, no rites of passage.  Simply visit and, if you decide you like us, just sign-up and pay your subs!

Programme details for the current month can be seen here.