Women’s Institute

The WI

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Cholesbury-cum-St Leonards W.I. was formed as an evening institute in July 1979 following the suspension of the afternoon institute which had been active since the 1930s. We meet on the third Monday of each month at St Leonards Parish Hall in Jenkins Lane, St Leonards, HP23 6NW.

The programme of speakers for these meetings can be found here and we hope that they will be of interest and would welcome anyone to come to these meetings as a visitor. We have a reputation as being friendly and welcoming so why not come along – meetings start at 8pm.

There is always a certain amount of what is called “business” to go through, but this is kept as short as possible and is usually news of what is going on within the county and opportunities to take part in other events and activities, ranging from rambles to concerts and many others. More information can be found on www.bucksfwi.org.uk. Besides being part of the county federation, each individual WI is also part of the national organisation, and as such we have a say in a number of campaigning issues at a national level, and our views are listened to!

Posters advertising our meetings are put on the notice boards around the parish in the week before the meeting – We look forward to welcoming you!


15 JanCandle making presentation and demonstration
Miss Soy (Corinne Panton-Reynolds)
Comp: A favourite candle
19 FebThe glorious exile - King Zog I of Albania
Neil Rees
Comp: A commemorative mug
19 MarAll about the age-old craft of millinery
Tracey Blaney
Comp: An item of headgear
16 AprThe Ridgeway
John Tyler
Comp: An item you would take on a walk
21 MayResolutions
Comp: Scones - sweet or savoury
18 JunBlood, babies and bikers
Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers, Oxon Bucks and Northants
Capt. Kamran Irani
Comp: A medicinal plant
16 Jul39th Birthday Meeting
Cup Cakes - Demonstration and Decoration
No competition
20 AugSocial event
No competition
17 SepEverything a woman ought to know (in 1911)
Dr. Brenda Harold
Comp: A picture or item relating to a famous woman
15 OctAnnual Meeting
Quick Quiz
19 NovIt shouldn't happen to a registrar
Hilary Sheppard
Comp: A family tree
17 DecA Christmas Entertainment
Graham Harrison
No competition

All meetings are held at St Leonards Parish Hall and start at 8pm.

Contact: Shirley Blomfield
Email: chambersgreen@btconnect.com
Tel: 01494 758314