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

15th January - Resolutions & Puddings
Enjoy some tasty desserts whilst discussing resolution topics.

26th February - "Dementia, Hopes & Fears Diagnosis & Treatment explained"
A Talk by Dr Simon Manchip,  Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry for the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership & National Dementia Advisor for the Order of St John’s Care Home Trust.

19th March - AGM & Skittles evening

16th April - Music Quiz
Theme tunes from film & TV with quiz master Richard Brazier

30th April - Swishing Evening - 7.30pm at Broad Hinton Village Hall
Exchange unused, unwanted & unloved clothes & accessories for something new & fabulous

21st May - A visit to Toomers Garden Centre
Practical demonstrations; browse & buy; refreshments provided

18th June - Introduction to Golf at Bassett Down Golf Club
Group instruction & putting competition

16th July - Winterbourne Bassett
Summer walk and meeting at The White Horse

6th August - Summer Outing
Visit to Highclere Castle, Berkshire

30th August- BIG GIG

17th September - Unusual Holidays
Two of our members presented slide shows of their recent holidays

 15th October - Line dancing
Including Cowboy Supper

19th November - Share and Tell
Members recommending books they have enjoyed, interesting places they have visited, recommended films, theatre trips, restaurants etc.

10th December - Xmas Crafts & Xmas Cheer

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