Women’s Institute

The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK.

The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 WIs.

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

The Westbury-sub-Mendip WI meets at 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall, Hannah’s Lane.

We also have a home group meeting the third Tuesday of each month, meeting at members homes and enjoying outings.

Several members enjoy walking together, usually on the last Friday morning of the month.

We have a variety of talks, on a very wide range of subjects, some include practical activities, we also have outings to gardens, places of interest and theatre trips.

Please come along to one of our Tuesday meetings, especially if the subject interests you.

You will be made welcome, and do not have to be a member attend.

Contact details

Sue Reece is the president.

For more details of our WI please call Sue on 01749 870618, or email using the contact form below:


Westbury WI email enquiries

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