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 7:15pm 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 – July Meeting

The WI met on the 2nd july. Sally Bryson president opened the meeting, there was 1 apology Lena .

The speaker for the evening was Peter Cantrell from Day spring Nursery in Exeter.

Established 20yrs ago, the nursery  is made up of over 2 acres of land based near Exeter airport. Peter provides plants for the National Trust, Landscapers and garden designers. The main sales period is April-June , popular plants are geranium, Lavenders, verbenas, cat mint and not so popular now are hostas and day lilies. Peter had brought along a wide range of different herbaceous plants and with his wide breath of knowledge was able to provide information on the growing conditions life span and height of each one which provided lively debate from the audience. Eve Taylor gave the vote of thanks and a raffle was drawn. Refreshments were provided including wine to a very well attended group of ladies who were able to buy the plants at the  end of the meeting.

Sally provided a flyer re main business issues.

Mary still looking for one person for canoe trip in september.

The john lewis trip in october sally sandra mary and margaret to attend

please let sandra know if interested in going to see Sister Act in newton abbot in October

Next meeting  3rd september Lovely lavender talk and demonstration of making lavender wands bags and hand cream

Wishing you all a lovely summer see you in september

Programme for 2019

8 January           ORLEY COMMON – ancient, wild and wonderful

Sian Avon, Senior Ranger, Leisure and Green Spaces TDC

5 February          ORIENTAL FACIAL MASSAGE – Samantha Roderick

5 March              T.B.A.

2 April                  MACULAR SOCIETY – Judy Pride

7 May                  GENERAL MEETING

4 June                 WHALES AND DOLPHINS – Sharon Stevenson

2 July                  DAYSPRING PLANTS – talking about gardens in July.

Plants for sale – Peter Cantrill   Open Meeting

August                FUNDRAISING

3 September      LOVELY LAVENDER – talk and demo on making items from lavender.  Mary Griffin.

1 October

6 November       ANNE MARIE MORRIS MP – Open Meeting

December         CHRISTMAS PARTY


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