Organisation: Winturwell WI – Charity No 1016758
Lorna Begg – Secretary
Tel: 01225 723421
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 and Freshford.
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 zoom courses from Denman.
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, some of our events 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 the book group and walking group meeting during the month. We also have a friendly skittles evening which usually meets monthly from October to March. 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!