The WI

The women’s Institute have been running for 100yrs and are still going strong , here in ogwell we have been in existence since 1928, we offer new members the opportunity to meet with like minded women, over a cup of tea and a chat. Meetings include a range of activities and speakers

the evenings are informal and comprise of  a wide range of speakers which span from crafts, food tasting, health and fitness, history and supporting local charities

There is also a trading stall for books, and vegetables/plants grown by the members, and a stall for home baking !!

In addition we organise in conjunction with the garden society day trips. We support the local theatre, with pantomime outings and other productions

we fund raise annually and run a tombola stall at Christmas fayres and also provide cream teas at the Ogwell summer fete.

we are a friendly group of women who work hard at enjoying ourselves. Why not come and try us out !!!!

we meet every first Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the memorial hall East Ogwell please contact sandra jones secretary tel no 872663 or email

You will find the most recent updates and information posted below!

Forthcoming events:

6 November Open Meeting – Human Face of Dartmoor Prison £3.00 including refreshments
4 December Members’ Christmas party

Ogwell Womens Institute

The WI met on the 4th September at the memorial hall , Sally Bryson President gave the welcome . Business was discussed main issues raised are change of officers. Mary is now programme secretary and Sandra Jones is now secretary as Gloria has stood down

.The Wi will be having a tombola  stall at the Victorian charity Christmas fair 5th December 6pm- 8pm so please come and support us .

Sally then introduced Louise Carpenter from Auntie Moos Ice cream Denbury who gave a talk on setting up her ice cream business in Denbury.

Louise took over the farm in 2011 with her husband as tenant farmers and decided with support from the council to make ice cream they had a loan to buy the equipment and have a herd of 84 guernsey cows . Louise went through the process of making ice cream and sorbet and how important a blast freezer is in preventing formation of ice crystals on top of ice cream . they have 27 different flavours. Louise did this as a solo project and the ice cream is sold from the farm and Fermoys and is served at the Rivera centre in Torquay.The cows have won awards at the devon county show and aunty Moos  have won two taste of the west awards, the ice cream is gluten free . Sadly due to the hard winter and exceptional summer this year they are going to give up and have sold the herd Louise is going back to nursing the ice cream will still be available until Christmas.

Eve Taylor gave the vote of thanks and the evening closed with refreshments and many questions for Louise.

The flower of the month was won by Eve Taylor and draw was won by Val

next month speaker 2/10/18 7pm memorial hall visitors welcome

‘Beekeeping- Products from the hive’ –   Elizabeth Westcott

forthcoming date for your diary

6/11/18 ‘Human face of Dartmoor Prison’ –   Pip Barker(open meeting) 

contact sandra jones secretary 872663 or email



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