West Down Women’s Institute

You will be pleased to know that the West Down WI raised £600 at their Cream Tea on Sunday 29th July to help raise funds for the Air Ambulance Landing Lights that will be located in the Community Field.

Many thanks to all our members who donated goodies and their valuable time (no expenses claimed).

Many thanks to Tony of the Pantry Bakery in Ilfracombe who donated 100 scones.

This event was a resounding success and as such a very special thank you to everyone who came along to support the occasion and to those who gave extra donations.

Catherine Williams
President West Down WI”

Have you ever thought of joining the Women’s Institute? The modern WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Visit the National Federation of Women’s Institutes today – this website will tell you all about the WI nationwide.

West Down WI are a friendly group who meet monthly in the Parish Hall (2nd Thursday). We have optional craft sessions in the winter and many members take courses run by the Devon Federation.

Please contact us at west.down@devonwi.org.uk 


Programme for 2018
Celebrating 70 years of West Down WI

Meetings 2.00pm at West Down Parish Hall


11th JanuarySandy Thorley - Exercise and Tai Chi
Competition - A Poem
8th FebruarySara Hodson - Eight Curious Objects
Competition - A Curious Object
8th MarchVisit to Barnstaple Waste Disposal Unit - time 10.30. Optional lunch at South 16, Braunton
12th AprilPippa Stafford - The Industry of Hat Making
Competition - An Item of Head Wear
10th MayAnnual Meeting, Quiz & Social. Plant and Sale Tables
14th JuneBrenda Keeble - Sketching for Beginners
Competition - Brenda will judge our efforts
12th JulyLiz Shakespeare - Fevers and Fried Mice
Competition - A Favourite Book
13th SeptemberMary Gingell - A Visit to India
Competition - An Indian Animal (in any form)
11th OctoberTim Hislop - Tax, Care and Toy Boys
Competition - An Old Document or letter
8th NovemberWest Down WI's WWI Armistice Centenary - Open Meeting - Speaker Carole King
13th DecemberChristmas Social
Competition - A Homemade Tree Decoration