The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities across the UK and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.
Since then, the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has over 210,000 members in around 6,600 WIs.
Did you know that Chillaton has a local W.I? Have you ever thought of coming to a meeting? Why not give it a try? Chillaton W.I. meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, in Marystow Church Hall at 2.00pm.
Meetings last for a couple of hours and there is a different speaker or demonstration each month, ending with a cup of tea and a ‘bikki’. You are welcome to come along for three meetings for a trial run with no obligation, just meet new friends and have a chat. If you like, one of us would take you to the first meeting.