WELCOME TO THE SOUTHWELL WI
The WI came to the UK from Canada in 1915. Southwell WI formed in 1917 and was the first WI formed in Nottinghamshire. Things have moved on quite a bit since then. There are now well over 100 WIs in Nottinghamshire and over 212,000 WI members around the country. As well as the events we organise and enjoy with our own WI members there are other events run at different levels of the organisation.
The Southwell Group
Each WI in Nottinghamshire can be a member of a Group. This group will consist of several local WIs who can pool their efforts a couple of times each year to stage more adventurous activities. Southwell WI is part of the Southwell Group:-
SOUTHWELL GROUP OF WIs
The Group comprises:-
Averham, Kelham & Staythorpe WI
Halam & District WI
Southwell Morning WI
If you have any questions about any matters concerning your WI group you can use this email address:-
All the WIs in Nottinghamshire are under the guidance of the Nottinghamshire Federation of WIs. They run lots of events each month for all WIs to take part in. They also offer help & guidance on the running of the WIs and help out at crucial times like Annual Meetings.
The opening times of the federation office at Trent Bridge House (Beastmarket Hill, Newark, Nottinghamshire. NG24 1BN )
are as follows:
Mon–Wed only 9am – 3pm
Members can pop in for a coffee during office hours.
Contact Rosemary, Heather & Fiona on :-
Email : email@example.com
You can download documents & booking forms, as well as finding lots of useful information, from the Nottinghamshire Federation web pages here:-
These ladies are on hand to give help & advice to you about all aspects of the WI. They attend annual meetings or committee meetings if needed or just offer help on the end of a phone or by email.
To get in touch on any WI matters : firstname.lastname@example.org
or check out their phone numbers in the year book.
All WIs in England & Wales belong to the National Federation which coordinate campaigns, publishes our members' magazine WI Life and hosts the national website.
They also run the national educational facility, Denman College in Oxfordshire:
The National WI web site
(which has a search facility for your local WI group based on your postcode)
International Partner Organisations
Southwell WI Hall
We own our own hall. The hall is available for regular or one-off bookings .
For booking please contact Rita Rippin on 01636 812390
The building comprises the main hall which is equipped with upholstered chairs and which has a large white projector screen in-situ. There is a good-sized modern kitchen with cooker, fridge and adequate work space, cutlery and crockery.
The maximum capacity of the hall is 80 and it is fully accessible for wheelchairs users.
Getting To Know Us
To find out more about us and to get a flavour of what we get up to please click the links to the following pages:-
If you want to see what some other Nottinghamshire WIs are up to click on a link to their websites here:-
SOME OTHER NOTTS. WI WEBSITES
Averham Kelham & Staythorpe WI
Bestwood Village WI
Burton Joyce & Bulcote WI
(Nottingham) City WII
East Stoke WI
Lapwings WI (Linby & Papplewick)
Dates For Your Diary
Due to Coronavirus restrictions, all activities have been suspended until further notice. If you want to get in touch, we are still here, though, so use the links on this page or visit us on Facebook. Look for 'Southwell WI'.
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