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.

2021 is our Centenary Anniversary, to see an expanded view of this poster, please click this link

Helmdon WI Programme 2021

W.I. Programme for 2021

If the weather is inclement, please check with Louise (760816) or Jenny (760721) whether the meeting will be moved from Manor Barn to the Reading Room.

Wednesday 19th May 7pm at Louise's garden, Manor Barn, 68 Church Street

Social get-together

Competitions for –

The best Lockdown achievement or event:

bring a photo of a new Grandchild, your garden or some baking...

or bring along a craft item you have made or anything else you can think of...

or a poem about lockdown...

or write about a special lockdown memory.

Wednesday 16th June 7pm at Manor Barn Garden, 68 Church Street

Summer Flower arrangement demonstration by Jane Borton.

Competition – four summer themed decorated cup cakes

Wednesday 14th July 7pm

Garden Party at Manor Barn Garden.

A Games evening in the garden with light supper.

Competitions : A favourite sunhat or parasol and/or a small useful gardening tool.

Wednesday 8th September 7pm

Centenary celebration meal for members at the Reading Room, Helmdon

Wednesday 13th October Helmdon Reading Room 7.30pm

AGM and talk "Helmdon in 1939 and 2019 – a changing village"

By Ross Vicars

Competition – A photo of Helmdon – old or new.

Saturday 13th November, Helmdon Reading Room 2-4pm

Helmdon W.I. Centenary Afternoon Tea celebration open to all the village.

More details to follow.

Wednesday 8th December 7pm

W.I. Christmas meal - details to be finalised