Women's Institute

Slaley Women's Institute was established in 1923; meetings are free & visitors are welcome.

Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in Slaley Commemoration Hall, except in August when there is no meeting.

The current subscription is £41 per year, which includes eight issues of the W.I. membership magazine "W.I. Life", and over £16 of the subscription stays with our local Institute.

The meetings usually begin with a brief business session, followed by a talk (e.g. "The Isle of Skye – A Magical Journey") or a craft activity (e.g. Sugar craft), and ends with tea & biscuits. We frequently have visitors from other W.I.'s, and on these occasions we provide a buffet supper.

At previous meetings we have made Sausages (a very good event enjoyed by all) and enjoyed Belly Dancing;

Here's the 2018 timetable!

Dates for your diary!

January 10th 2018

Members' Night

Chat and Snack!


Jo Bailey

Vicky Pepys

February 14 2018

Birthday Meeting

"Wines with Helen Savage"

Everyone helps!

March 14 2018

Mr and Mrs Graham

"Wild in Botswana"

Competition: A favourite postcard


Jean Elphick

Suzanne Heslop

Helen Colbourne

April 11 2018


May 9 2018

Annual Meeting


Connie Johnson

Mararet Barron

June 13 2018

Penny Pieces "Upgrading"

Competition: A decorative box


Anne Lishman

Christine Harrison

July 11 2018

Nigel Barlow "Blood Bikes"

Competition: A piece of red jewellery 


Jane Bailyer

Olwen Savage


No meeting :(

Slaley show August 11!

September 2 2018

Judy Summerson "The return of the Red Kite"

Competition: A bird ornament 

Hostesses Julie Morrell

Lyn Watt

October 10 2018

Val Scully "The Bowes Family"

Competition: A small friendly treasure


Dorothy Bell

Marian Warwick

Susan Dart

November 14 2018

Mark Read "Christmas Sugarcraft"


Linda Paul

Joan Jewitt

December 12 2018

Christmas Meal!

Venue to be decided, details to follow.

Slaley WI making Sausages
Slaley WI watching a belly dancer

Apart from our monthly meeting we are frequently invited to other W.I.'s, which members greatly enjoy .

For further information please contact Shirley Hall – secretary – 01434 673255

or our President, Margaret Rowell (01434 673589).

The Women's Institute is the largest women's organisation in the UK, with 215,000 members in 7,000 Institutes.

We offer women an opportunity to make an impact on their communities, to influence local, national and world issues affecting the social, economic and environmental life of families and communities, and to learn new and traditional skills.

There are also regional meetings and events for those who wish to attend, and various residential courses at the Women's Institute College near Oxford.


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