Women’s Institute

President: Anne Charles
Tel: 01438 812098
Email: annecharles@amca.co.uk

The Women’s Institute is a National Organisation which celebrated its centenary in 2015.  The Datchworth branch was formed in 1927.It is a very friendly WI.  Our current membership is around 50  and we welcome new members.  Anyone in the village is welcome to come along as a visitor for at least 2 meetings before deciding to become a full member.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm in Datchworth Village Hall where we enjoy talks and demonstrations from our visiting speakers.  In April we were treated to a Flower arranging demonstration.
Click Here and open document to view the finished displays:  Displays from flower arranging demo

Come along and meet some of our WI ladies on 6th July when we will be holding a
Craft & Produce stall at the
THRIFTFEST 52a Burnham Green Rd. 11 – 6p.m.

Subjects for our next meetings are as follows:

9th July –
Reflections of an Expat wife in Papua New Guinea-
Anne Small

13th August – 
our Annual Garden meeting.- afternoon tea in member’s a garden

As well as the monthly meetings members also enjoy other activities.

On Tuesday 19th February a group of us enjoyed a beautiful day at Benington Lordship to see the wonderful snowdrops and have a soup lunch.





Knit & NatterThis takes place on the 1st Monday of the month at 2.30 p.m in the Church Hall. This year we are again producing items for the Neo-natal Unit at Lister Hospital & Twiddle muffs and blankets for dementia patients .Next Meetings – 5th August, 2nd September
In April 50 trauma teddies were delivered to  the Fire & Rescue Service.

50 Trauma teddies donated to Fire & Rescue in Stevenage.

 Monthly Ramble – we enjoy walks in the local countryside on the 1st Wednesday of each month followed by tea/coffee at a local pub or tea room. Next Rambles- meet at 9.45a.m.

 Wed 3rd July –  meet at the car park for Mardleybury Barns where we will return for tea and cake.
7th August –  Panshanger Park, meet at 9.45 in the Thieves Lane Car Park

Scribblers – Creative Writing Group  meets at 10.30 a.m. on the second Thursday each month at 73 Nutcroft.
Next meetings  will resume in September

Coffee Mornings. Meet in the Church Hall  3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10.30 a.m.  Next meetings    17th July & 21st August

Monthly Lunch.  4th Wednesdays of the month. We meet up at 12.30  a local Public House for lunch and chat. Next Lunches:   TBA

Art Group-  meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 9.30 in the Committee Room in the Village Hall. Just a small group but we choose a subject each month and interpret using our favoured mediums.
Next Meetings   24th July  – hopefully painting outside –  any subject.
28th August –  subject Fruit/Veg

For complete list of Diary Dates click on the link below:

Diary Dates 2019