Women's Institute

The Stony Stratford WI meet in York House, London Road at 2.15pm on the first Tuesday of every month. Visitors are welcome, give us a ring or email, or just come along.

Contact Janet Baxter (01908 313677) or Gill Williams (01908 563684), or e-mail Gill.williams@fsml.co.uk for further details.




Update - November 2017

Well I think Summer is over now, but what a lovely Autumn it has been, making up for the strange weather we seem to have had during the rest of the year.  We were very lucky for our trip to the Springfield Shopping Outlet at the end of September, the sun shone all day and, although it is called a Shopping Outlet, it has, as well as a host of outlet shops, beautiful gardens and water features and a chance, if you have time, to ride on a canal boat into the centre of Spalding itself.  We shall certainly be paying it another visit in the future.

Meetings during the past few months have included a hilarious one where members told us “If you were to have lived in a different era when would it be – and why”. Amazing what secret thoughts can be revealed!  We enjoyed being entertained by Saffron Summerfield singing with her guitar and other musical instruments and telling us about “Mediaeval to Missippi” and a lot in between.

After our September meeting with Colin Oakes, members were intrigued enough to ask for an outing to the Foundling Museum in London so we are organising a coach trip in April 2018 with a guided tour around the Museum.  There should be time to visit other attractions nearby and plenty of places to enjoy lunch, so, something to look forward to next Spring.

We have not completed our Programme for 2018 yet, January being just a social event to see and talk to friends and to welcome new members, with a Quiz if members want one.  We also hold our Christmas lunch in January because it is nice to get together once the Christmas festivities are over.  Plans for the 2018 Programme include topics on Homelessness, following the very moving presentation and debate organised by the County in November this year, Gardening, Travel, Writing books and possibly a talk from the Yeomen of the Guard. Watch this space!

An exciting event being organised by the County Federation in the North of the County is “Strictly Sequins”where we should be able to see some of the dresses worn on Strictly Come Dancing and find out how they are designed and made.  There is also  a Day of Discovery with the female President of the Institution of Science and Technology, a member of the Royal Society and a Forensic Botanist from the Natural History Museum..

Of course we shall continue to hold our Craft & Chat Afternoons on the third Tuesday in each month and our occasional Ladies who Lunch outing to local eateries.  We look forward to another full and interesting year.