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!

Ogwell Womens Institute

The WI met on the 4th December . Sally Bryson president opened the meeting, there were five apologies Margaret, Gwynne, Sheila Pam and Stella

Business was discussed, sadly Sheila is stepping down as treasurer, sally asked for  volunteers  Mary Chapman may have someone who will be interested to take over in new year.

Resolutions were discussed and will be voted on at next meeting.

The Christmas meal will be held at Dainton on 12th February husbands and partners welcome.

Mary outlined next yrs programme and discussed trips, it has been agreed to visit Sharpham vineyard in may and chilli farm and Avon mill nursery in Sept dates to be arranged next year

vote of thanks given to sally for arranging a marvellous buffet for all the members.

In lieu  of christmas cards £26 was collected for rowcroft

The Christmas craft which was to make a heart pendant was judged by Jean won by Trish

Victorian Fayre 5th december Raised £233 consisting of tombola and large hamper raffle. We won best dressed stall £50

many thanks to Anne Bowman who made mop hats and apron and also for donations and volunteers who manned stall on the evening

Next month meeting 8/1/19 open to everyone

‘0rley Common Ancient Wild and Wonderful’

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and New year

contact sandra jones secretary 872663 or email

Programme for 2019

JAN 8 ORLEY COMMON – ancient, wild and wonderful


MAR 5 SUPERFOOD – weird and wonderful




JULY 2 SPRING PLANTS – talking about gardens in July, plants to buy OPEN MEETING

SEPT 3 LOVELY LAVENDER – talk and demo on making lavender based items

OCT 1 BERYL COOK – an artist with the common touch



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