Winturwell WI

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

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, the committee have decided that there will be no main meetings, large events, trips or outings for the remainder of 2020.
Some of the smaller groups e.g. walkers and book group may meet by invitation.
They will be subject to government and federation guidelines with appropriate risk management.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to Winturwell again when the members and committee consider it safe to do so.

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-sectarian, 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!