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



Celebrating the 50th Birthday of Westwood Wi

On a beautiful sunny day, Friday 16th September, Westwood WI celebrated their 50th year in the lovely garden of Jenny Pittman.  We also celebrated the birth of Jenny’s son who was born only 10 days before.  

 Three founder members were present, Betty Hancock, May Smith and Sheila Pattrick, and they were presented with beautiful pot plants of cyclamen, as a token of respect and love from all the members.

 An afternoon tea of cakes, wine, soft drinks, and a cream tea, was highlighted by a celebration cake made by the secretary, Monica Humphries and beautifully decorated by Tony Humphries.

 A challenging picture quiz was organised by May Smith, which got everyone on the move, mixing and chatting, before the cakes and wine.

 Our thanks go to Jenny and her husband for providing such a lovely setting for our anniversary.


Article published: 30 Sep 2016

Westwood WI

Despite a wet start to the day the sun came out and our annual garden party held in June was again a success with 35 members arriving with their lovely selection of food.   Kate Windo came up trumps with her jug of punch, which certainly helps to get the party going!  May Smith once again planned and provided a treasure trail round the garden, and that was won by Margaret and Teresa.   With plenty of chat and a raffle everyone went home happy.

 If you are interested in the WI or new to the neighbourhood come along and enjoy not only the evening but other activities, i.e., craft groups, where we learn new skills, felting, Dorset buttons and rugging, to name a few, readers groups, luncheon club where we meet at different cafes and pubs, and  in August we visit Avebury Manor. Some members enjoy a walking group once a week, and play skittles during the Winter season.  The September meeting will be “An apple celebration” with members bringing recipes and home made apple dishes, followed by a harvest auction.   We meet regularly once a month on the third Monday, 7.30 pm at Westwood School.  There is some parking at the school and near the school and disabled access at the school.


Article published: 07 Aug 2016

Westwood WI

A full house for the October meeting, with everyone looking forward to hearing the speaker, Francis Benton, tell us about her passion for pearls, and she did not disappoint.   It was the most interesting and informative talk, and kept everyone enthralled for an hour.   It was fascinating to hear how all the different shapes and colours of pearls were made, and to see such an array of shapes and colours.   The ladies were able to see the oyster and mussel shells that make the pearls, which were also so pretty.   For the competition members brought along some beautiful items made from pearl, and the winner was Joyce Saunders, with Jo Maggs and Janet Butler 2nd and 3rd respectively.

 The President congratulated the skittles team on winning their first game of the season, and the skittles captain asked for more members to join the team which resulted in one new member but there is still room for more.   Apart from skittles Westwood WI have a craft group, a walking group and a book club, and recently started a luncheon club.  If you are interested in joining please come along on the third Monday of the month, 7.30 pm at the Parish Rooms, Westwood, when you will be most welcome.    The next meeting on 16th November will be a ‘hands-on’ with the craft group, so bring some small scissors, glue and a pencil, and enjoy creating something new.    Look forward to seeing you.


Article published: 13 Jun 2016

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: 13 Jun 2016

 Westwood WI

 A full house for the October meeting, with everyone looking forward to hearing the speaker, Francis Benton, tell us about her passion for pearls, and she did not disappoint.   It was the most interesting and informative talk, and kept everyone enthralled for an hour.   It was fascinating to hear how all the different shapes and colours of pearls were made, and to see such an array of shapes and colours.   The ladies were able to see the oyster and mussel shells that make the pearls, which were also so pretty.   For the competition members brought along some beautiful items made from pearl, and the winner was Joyce Saunders, with Jo Maggs and Janet Butler 2nd and 3rd respectively.

 The President congratulated the skittles team on winning their first game of the season, and the skittles captain asked for more members to join the team which resulted in one new member but there is still room for more.   Apart from skittles Westwood WI have a craft group, a walking group and a book club, and recently started a luncheon club.  If you are interested in joining please come along on the third Monday of the month, 7.30 pm at the Parish Rooms, Westwood, when you will be most welcome.    The next meeting on 16th November will be a ‘hands-on’ with the craft group, so bring some small scissors, glue and a pencil, and enjoy creating something new.    Look forward to seeing you.

 


Article published: 17 Nov 2015

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