About Broad Town Women's Institute

The Broad Town WI are a friendly group of women. We meet in the village hall on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, apart from December when we meet on the 2nd Wednesday. We start with our speaker so please arrive promptly at 7.30pm for a talk or activity which may be educational, inspiring, amusing and energetic.  After the talk we have time for socialising and refreshments.  This is followed by a short business meeting.  We also arrange visits to gardens, pubs, local attractions, and go on summer walks.  With a membership of 27 and growing we are keen to welcome new members. We have had a stall at the Broad Town summer Big Gig for the past few years supplying the festival goers with hot drinks and delicious homemade cakes.

We are affiliated to the Wiltshire federation of WI which in turn is part of the national WI allowing us to make a difference to campaigns such as reducing supermarket packaging, influencing the price of milk at the farm gate and accurate labeling food with the country of origin.  Current campaigns are helping to alleviate loneliness, improving hospital arrangements for carers of people with dementia, helping to reduce plastic waste and trying to end food poverty. 
There is also a dedicated college of further education; Denman college in Oxfordshire, offering the widest range of courses allowing WI members to learn new skills or further existing ones.
If you would like to meet some new friends in the village, have an opportunity to learn something new and maybe influence a national campaign why not come along one evening soon?  Visitors are always welcome and you can try us out without any obligation.
Broad Town Women's Institute - Events and Plans

Annual membership for 2017 costs £39.00 per year which includes 10 meetings per year and free refreshments.

18 January – Graphology and Resolutions

Janet Bultitude will talk about the analysis of handwriting.

15 February – First Aid and defibrillator talk and demonstration

George Tarte, Training Co-ordinator, St Johns Ambulance

15 MarchAGM + Swindon Volunteering

Talk by Sue Dunmore, overall manager of Swindon Volunteering.  Followed by the AGM.

19 April – The Wild Side of Life

A talk on Food from the Wild with Fred the Forager.

17 May – Dog behaviour and training

Talk by Alistair Garrard, former RAF dog handler and trainer, accompanied by his dog, Dexter.

21 June – outing

Visit to National Garden Scheme garden at Allington, near Chippenham.

£6.00 per person includes entrance fee, tea and cake.

19 July – Indian Cooking demonstration & tasting

Demonstration and talk by Savita Ladva

16 August – Walk/pub supper

Ashton Keynes lake walk, followed by a pub meal 

20 September – Scrap Store, Lacock

Talk and craft demonstration by Glynis Cosgrave, Assistant Director (venue: Village Hall, Broad Town)

18 October – Hand Bell ringing

Watch a demonstration and have a go at hand bell ringing with Libbie Sheppard of the Purton Peartree Pealers.

15 November – Making textiles

Embroiderer to Textile Artist - Kath Danswan will talk about the creations she made for her City & Guilds exam and show us some of her work.

13 December – Christmas festive activities

To be confirmed.

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