Women’s Institute

the women's institute logoThe Women’s Institute (or the WI) is alive and well in Walsham and is delighted to welcome women of all ages to join in our varied programme of talks and outings.

Monthly meetings are held in the Priory Room at 7.45 pm on the second Wednesday of the month.

We may occasionally make jam and sing “Jerusalem”, but there is much more to us than that!

We welcome a variety of speakers on varied and interesting subjects, outings are organised to places of interest including the theatre and occasionally to the West End.

The Suffolk West Federation of WI’s of which we are a part provides members with many other opportunities to take part in outings, educational workshops and sporting activities amongst other things.

The National Federation expands the horizon even further with the chance to attend courses at the WI College (Denman) in Oxfordshire.

Members can also get involved in the WI’s national campaigning on matters of concern to women and their communities; these include such issues as Domestic Violence and Care of the Environment.

Please contact and come along. We would be delighted to give you more information.

For more national  information visit The Women’s Institute

WI Meetings

October 11th 2017Musical Participation
Speaker: Sue Butcher
Refreshments: Pippa Newell & Alison Findlay
Competition: Houseplant
November 8th 2017Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project
Speaker: Patrick Barber
Refreshments: Sam Johnson & Fern Wakeman
Competition: An Owl in any medium
December 13th 2017Making Topiary Trees for Christmas
Margaret Simpson & Margaret Moore
Refreshments: Maggie Barber & Jeannie Bloomfield
January 10th 2018Birthday Party
February 14th 2018Mobile Chemotherapy Unit
Speaker: Annie Brooks
Refreshments: Diane Gladders & Julia Dunnicliffe
Competition: Daffodil
March 14th 2018The Peak District
Speaker: Chris PArfitt
Refreshments: Sue Pollen & Jill Scarfe
Competition: UK Holiday Photograph
April 11th 2018Open Meeting - All welcome - How are bees saving elephants in Africa
Speaker: Francesca Mahoney
Refreshments: Shirley White & Jill Newell
Competition: Primrose
May 9th 2018AGM & Resolutions
Refreshments: Ruth Frost & Mary Bradley
Competition: Cacti


President | Mary Bradley   | 01359 259224
Secretary | Barbara Wills | 01359 258982