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 communities. NFWI

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: Pat Hobbs on 01225 863676

Westwood W.I.


For our August meeting we arranged to visit Tyntesfield house.  25 members enjoyed a really excellent day out.  The weather was glorious and many of us who had seen the house in former years (it was only acquired by the National Trust in 2008) were amazed at the transformation.  What had been a house in a very sorry state of repair has been transformed into a delightful Victorian Gothic home.  The contents of the house were acquired along with the building and include many and varied beautifully carved pieces of furniture.  The gardens are looking particularly good at this time of year with colourful herbaceous borders and with formal planting in front of the terrace.  The large estate encompasses woodland walks, large kitchen gardens, a saw mill and there are 2 holiday cottages available to rent.  There is a play area and loads of space for children to run free and enjoy a truly memorable experience.  Although the W.I. didn’t actually run around we too had a very happy and memorable day!


We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month and are always pleased to see new faces at our meetings.  If you are interested, please contact Sue Lindsay on 863503 or just turn up and join us - you will be made very welcome.


Article published: 22 Sep 2015


 This year the summer garden party was blessed with sun and warmth, matched only by the feelings of the members who enjoyed an evening in a member’s garden.  As usual the variety of food supplied by the members themselves was top class, and it was rounded off with a beautiful sponge made by Jo as our commemoration of the Centenary celebration of the WI in the UK.  All this marvellous food was helped down with a glass (or two) of wine or cordial.   May Smith supplied the entertainment of the evening with a treasure trail in the garden.   Westwood WI will be holding a special evening later this year to celebrate the WI Centenary year watch this space.  

Our next meeting is on Monday 20th July, 7.30 pm in the Parish Rooms, when Helen Bell will entertain us with her tales of Flora, Fauna and People of the Falklands.   The August meeting on the 17th is a day trip to Tyntesfield, North Somerset, leaving Westwood at 10.30 am.    If you would like to know more about Westwood WI please come along to one of the regular monthly meetings, third Monday of each month, where you will receive a warm welcome.

Article published: 18 Jul 2015

Westwood W.I.


What a lively entertainment for members with Waffa Powell, belly dancer and cook, who gave us a trip to Lebanon via beautiful pictures of the country and also of the food grown there which provided us with a very tasty sample at the end of her demonstration.   Hopefully the belly dancing will be for another meeting!


During the business part of the evening, prior to the demonstration, we were told of many interesting events and visits organised by the WI Federation, as well as an outing being organised by the committee to Tyntesfield National Trust Property in August, providing we can fill a coach.   On 8th June the Saxon Group, a collective name for several groups who meet up once or twice a year, are holding a meeting at Holt Village Hall.   Members are asked to note that the garden party held in a members garden is on Monday, 15th June and not 17th as advertised.


Our next meeting on 18th May will be entertained by Tony Scammells and his Miniature Musical Instruments, and the competition is a political cartoon very topical.


Westwood W I provide tea and homemade cakes at the Church Fete on 18th July  and the Flower and Vegetable Show August Bank Holiday Monday.   We also have a walking group, a book club and craft section.   We meet the third Monday of the month, 7.30 pm at the Parish Rooms, where you will always find a warm welcome. 

Article published: 13 May 2015

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