Friday, 22nd June 2018



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The Women's Institute


The W.I. is a wonderful place for all ages to make friends and have fun. There are opportunities to learn new skills (not just jam making!), as well as the chance to attend a wide range of courses at the W.I. Residential College, Denman, near Oxford. Members participate in county and national activities, providing an opportunity to be heard on local, national and international issues. Siddington W.I. is joined with Preston W.I. and led by a committee of three officers, and supported by five others.


This year the WI are celebrating a 100 years having being formed at a time of social unrest when women took on extra roles and tried to get their voices heard.  The WI came into being in Wales and England with the purpose to give village women a voice and a chance to meet and have secret ballots on important issues; meeting for tea and a chat over tea was a bit of a smokescreen.  The WI was designed to promote creativity, confidence to speak their mind, improve practical skills but more importantly to transcend class and status in the society of the time.


Forthcoming meetings

Thursday 21st June 2018

The Rogers and Hammerstein Story.

In June we have Malcolm Lewis giving us a talk on the famous duo responsible for many famous musicals

We will have our usual raffle and tea and biscuits.


Wednesday 27th June 2018

How Clever is the Honey Bee?

In June Siddington with Preston WI has organised the Group Meeting for local WI's. We will be having a talk and slides from Allan Wells on the industrious little honey bees and how much we depend on them.

Allan will also have 'Bee Products' for sale.

Visitors and guests are welcome. We will be having a small buffet included in the entrance fee of £3.50. There will be a raffle.

We will be meeting in the Village Hall, Siddington at 7.30pm. Please contact Ann on 01285 641469 for more information.


Siddington W.I. meets in The Community Room, Elizabeth Way, Siddington, GL7 6JL every third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm.

Annual subscription: £33

Visitor fee (you are always very welcome): £3

Annual membership gives access to county and national federation activities, as well as eight issues of W.I. Life, the membership magazine. 

Please contact Ann on 01285 641469 for more information.


What else?

  • Interesting guest speakers at monthly meetings
  • Summer garden party
  • Christmas party
  • Autumn supper
  • We enjoy supporting village events
  • Additional trips to various places. In the past, we have visited Buckingham Palace and Clarence House, Hampton Court, Windsor Castle and Highrove, as well as numerous theatre trips


Visitors and new members are always welcome. To find out more, please call Ann Craddock on 01285 641469.


Other websites

For further information on the National Federation of Women's Institute see: