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

October’s meeting was presented by our own member, Pam Howells, who talked to us about Homeopathic First Aid. Pam is a qualified homeopath and works from her home in Cotmarsh.

Pam strongly believes that, rather than rush to the doctor at the first signs of illness, we should try a homeopathic cure first, as these are generally very successful for treating ailments including headaches, stomach and digestion problems, rashes, fevers, bruising etc.

Pam explained how she decides which remedies to use, matching the symptoms of the illness with a remedy that produces similar symptoms. She has had great success even when treating patients with complex symptoms which they have had for many years. Many can be traced back to traumatic events such as bereavement, accident, redundancy etc.

Thanks to Pam, I think many of us will be looking with renewed interest at what homeopathy has to offer.

Our next meeting is entitled ‘Yoga: a taster session’ with Polly Fouracres, a local resident. It is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th November at Broad Town Village Hall. Visitors are welcome. For more information please contact Jane Rowe on 01793 731105 who also has a few tickets to the Barn Dance on Saturday 9th November. See separate notice.

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