Women's Institute (WI)

Helmdon WI - An Introduction

Helmdon has had a branch of the Women's Institute since 1921. We meet in Helmdon Reading Room every 2nd Wednesday of the month (except for August) at 7.30 pm. We welcome women of all ages from Helmdon and other local villages.

Today, in common with WIs all over the country, the branch is much more than "jam and Jerusalem". It still binds together the women of the village, who at heart, have the same interests of those of over ninety years ago, but who as the twentieth century passed by and merged into the twenty first, have widened their view of the world to embrace wider interests and activities.

We have a varied annual programme The occasional garden party is always much enjoyed, as are the harvest suppers of the members' own making, the occasional meals out, and outings, whether to local attractions, or a coach visit farther away. In addition, members have the opportunity to join in county events such as: Guided walks around Northamptonshire; visits to Northamptonshire Federation's adult education facility, Denman College; study days; demonstrations of practical skills.

Why not come along one evening? A warm welcome awaits you.
If you would like further information please contact us.

Helmdon WI Programme

Most months there is a competition, "Flower of the Month" and a raffle

Wednesdays 7.30 p.m. unless otherwise specified

Come and see if this village organisation is for you. You will be warmly welcomed.

Futher info from Vanessa Vicars (President) or Jenny Saunders (Secretary)

10 January 2018

Film Calendar Girls
Competition: Favourite pin-up
and flower of the month


My Travels in Australia & New Zealand - Niki Phillips
Competition: A travel memento
and flower of the month

14th March

Tales & Legends of Northants - Steve Dimmer
Competition: A Northamptonshire item
and flower of the month

11th April

Tai Chi
Competition: Item that makes you happy!
and flower of the month

9th May

Resolutions & Craft Evening
Committee Jane Barnes
Competition: Favourite craft item
and flower of the month

13th June

Life as a Vicar's Wife - Margaret Burgeon
Competition: Church hat
and flower of the month

11 July
7.00 p.m. start

Garden Party - at Margaret Reardon's
Tradlng stall 50/50 basis

AugustNo meeting. Possible visit t.b.a.
12th September

Members Evening
Competition: tba
and flower of the month

10th October

AGM & Halloween
Competition: Halloween decoration/hat
and flower of the month

14th November

Behind the Screens, Stories about Antique Programmes - Steven Bruce
Competition: Something old.
and flower of the month

5th December
7.00 p.m. start