Womens Institute

‘All kinds of opportunities for all kinds of women’

Denstone Women’s Institute was formed in 1921 and currently has well over forty members.

Meetings are held at Denstone Village Hall on the third Monday of every month starting at 7.30 p.m. We invite a speaker to each meeting and topics are wide-ranging, encompassing the serious and the not so serious – something to suit all tastes.

Issues which affect women both in the UK and abroad are brought to our attention through the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, and every member, each year, receives eight issues of the WI magazine, WI Life.

The County Federation organises events throughout Staffordshire, including music, craft and cookery days and there is a very popular General Knowledge Quiz in which over 80 teams participate. Denstone representatives were the proud winners of the competition in 2010.

Denstone is part of the Two Rivers Group. Once a year, Denstone, Alton and Wootton WIs meet together for a talk and a social evening, and at Christmas we have a group Carol Service.

Within our own WI, as well as the monthly meetings, we are very active. We organise theatre trips, an annual Birthday Dinner, a sports evening and a lunch in Spring. We have a most talented Craft Group who usually meet once a month, though, at Pantomime Time, they meet weekly and produce an astonishing array of props and costumes. Our latest group is the Activities Group who have started to meet regularly to play table tennis, go ten pin bowling and darts. We also have regular evening walks throughout the summer which finish at a member’s house for well-earned eats and drinks. Then for the very bold, there is a walk organised early in the New Year. In recent years we have also had very enjoyable residential walking weekends at Church Stretton, Llandudno and, most recently, Coniston in the Lake District.

The Women’s Institute is non-political and offers friendship and a warm welcome to all ages and creeds. Please do get in touch with us and perhaps attend a few meetings to see if you might be interested in joining our happy band. It would be difficult to meet a more friendly group of women!

Please visit our Denstone WI Website for many photos, Mary’s Blog, and much more information.

Further details are available from the President, Mary Spencer
Telephone: 01889 591762
Email: mary_spencer@hotmail.com