Welcome to Westwood WI
Welcome to the Westwood branch of the National Federation of Women's
Institutes (NFWI), the largest voluntary organisation for women in the UK
with 205,000 members in England, Wales and the Islands.
We play 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
The WI meet the third Monday each month when visitors, guests and new members are very welcome.
The meeting starts at 7.30 pm. and more information can be obtained from
the President: Jenny Pittman on (01225) 864 399
Westwood WI Update April/May 2020
The February meeting was the A.G.M. Jennifer Pittman was voted back as President for another year.
The business was followed by a cider tasting session on local craft ciders. Many of the group were very pleasantly surprised by how cider has moved on from forty years ago.
The March meeting featured Nick McCamley talking about the mines of Monkton Farleigh. This was very successful as an open meeting, with visitors attending. As always, the subject proved fascinating to people from the local area. We are so very lucky to live in an area so rich in history.
In April we have a talk on gardening, with a plant swap. In May, John Boyne Aitken, The Bowler Hatted Word Turner, is coming along to give a talk and demonstration at the May meeting.
We are always pleased to welcome visitors and new members. We meet at The Parish Room on the third Monday of each month Article published: 23 Mar 2020
W.I. Feb/Mar 2020
year was a very full and enjoyable year for the members of Westwood WI. Now
another new year is upon us, which means that the programme for this year is
being finalised. We have a wide range of speakers and demonstrations booked and
visits being considered. Clubs are continuing and new ones will be starting.
The November meeting was a real eye
opener. Some members brought along samples of their craft work to show, whilst
those present circulated and chatted about the work. The standard was very high
and the range wide and varied.
The December meeting was very
sociable, with games, quizzes and plenty of delicious food to share.
January meeting enjoyed a fascinating visit from Micky Cox, who talked about
South Korea and conducted a tea tasting ceremony. We also spent time
considering the up and coming resolutions for the AGM in June. Lunch at the
Golf Club was delicious.
February 17th meeting will include cider tasting and the AGM business.
March 16th Nick McCamley with be giving a presentation on the mines of Monkton
Farleigh. This is an open meeting, when any one may attend, up to the capacity
of the Parish Room.
Article published: 25 Jan 2020
September meeting was great fun, with members playing a skittles match between
themselves and joining in with a variety of board games and quizzes.
October meeting was visited by Diane Sleigh of The Bee Depot near Frome. We
learned about the workings of the hives and how to plant to encourage more bees
in to our gardens. The honey tasting was a treat. It is surprising how
different honeys taste according to the pollen. This was followed by the
Harvest Auction, which, as always, was good fun and a way to raise funds some
members have been making Morsbags and the first batch were taken to the fruit
and vegetable stall in Trowbridge to be
handed out as Free Bags for Life.
A group of
members attended the Annual Council Meeting in Salisbury City Hall.
The day was packed with excellent speakers and activities, the high light of
which was a talk by Dame Stella Rimington, former head of MI5. Her talk was
fascinating, even though she could not give away any state secrets.
November meeting will be run by members who would like to share their hobbies.
visitors and new members would be welcome.
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to all of you who have been using the Book exchange. We are very glad that so
many people are donating and enjoying reading the books. It would be very good if people could put in
some books for children in order that children can also use the book exchange.
talking to the men that run ahead of the lorry to sort our rubbish into bags of
glass, paper and tins, it became very evident that they would be extremely
grateful if people put their rubbish out, already sorted into bags. It would
save them a great deal of time and energy, and allow them to move around and
out of the village very much more quickly.
Article published: 23 Nov 2019
meeting was very interesting and amusing when Joyce Meader talked about
knitting from 1800-1945. She brought along garments from by gone eras and explained
the thinking behind the trends. Everybody learned a lot and laughed a great
deal, especially at the range of knitted swimming garments.
we took a coach full to Friar’s Court, in Clanfield, Oxfordshire. Renowned as a hidden beauty of Oxford, we found the tour
of the beautiful, peaceful gardens fascinating, as Charles our host explained
the history of the court and how the 600 acre farm is managed to encourage wild
life and animal welfare as a core value. We then ate a delicious, homemade cream
we will enjoy honey tasting and in November we will be learning about the many
skills that the various members have in their chosen crafts.
and new members are always welcome.
Article published: 29 Sep 2019
3rd many members enjoyed an excellent evening at Holt Village Hall with members
from other local WI groups, where we were entertained by The Frome Ukulele
Band, followed by a delicious ploughman’s supper. On June 17th members gathered
for a Garden Meeting , where we enjoyed one another’s company and tasty dishes
provided by members. The July meeting
was very vibrant as members and visitors gathered to listen to Joyce Weaver
give a fascinating, entertaining and amusing talk and demonstration about
knitting between the years of 1800 and 1945.In August, 45 of us will be off to
Friar’s Court in Oxfordshire, for a garden tour. On September 18th we will be meeting
in the Parish Room as usual for an evening of skittles and games. Visitors and
new members would be most welcome. On June 3rd many members enjoyed an
excellent evening at Holt Village Hall with members from other local WI groups,
where we were entertained by The Frome Ukulele Band, followed by a delicious
ploughman’s supper. On June 17th members gathered for a Garden Meeting , where
we enjoyed one another’s company and tasty dishes provided by members.
meeting was very vibrant as members and visitors gathered to listen to Joyce
Weaver give a fascinating, entertaining and amusing talk and demonstration
about knitting between the years of 1800 and 1945.In August, 45 of us will be
off to Friar’s Court in Oxfordshire, for a garden tour. On September 18th we
will be meeting in the Parish Room as usual for an evening of skittles and
games. Visitors and new members would be most welcome.
Article published: 29 Jul 2019
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