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What the Women's Institute is about
The Women's Institute (WI) is a British, community based organization for women. It was formed in 1915 with two clear aims: to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and it is now the largest women's voluntary organization in the UK. The organisation celebrated its 95th anniversary in 2010 and currently has approximately 205,000 members in 6,500 branches.
Abbey WI was 21 two years ago and currently has 37 members. It meets once a month and there is usually a speaker, demonstration or activity at each meeting following the business and refreshments. Members have the opportunity to meet again at Tea & Chat held on an afternoon of the host's choice where afternoon tea is served and the level of noise indicates much "chatting". Abbey also has a thriving Book Club, again meeting monthly in the President's home where the Book of the Month is discussed in depth with some wide ranging comments. There are trips out to which husbands and friends are invited and just started is a dining club.
Abbey WI meets on the first Thursday of each month at Bury Village Hall, 2:00 to 4:00 pm; except May when the hall is used for voting and so the WI meets on the second Thursday. Visitors pay £1 on their first visit to cover refreshments, the raffle and the speaker. Subsequent second or third visits are £3 each. The visitor will then be asked to join. The fee is £30 for the year, which includes membership of the National Federation (NFWI) in London, a monthly copy of WI Life and membership to Abbey WI.
Local Telephone (01480)
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c/o Mrs Kate Temprell (Secretary), 17 Buryfield, Bury, Huntingdon, PE26 2LE
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Venue: Bury Village Hall
Regular monthly meetings except in May when we meet on the second Thursday due to the local and national elections. New members are always welcome. There is a small meeting / membership fee to help cover costs of the hall and afternoon tea.
Occurrence: Runs continuously