President: Anne Charles
Tel: 01438 812098
The Women’s Institute is a National Organisation which celebrated its centenary in 2015.
2017 was Datchworth’s 90th Year
We completed a commemorative quilt which was worked in Red Work embroidery. A number of our members completed at least 1 square and the quilt was assembled by Bev Jeffrey. This will again be exhibited at the Herts WI Autumn Council Meeting in Redbourn on 25th October We will continue to exhibit it at every opportunity.
The photo shows members who had contributed towards the quilt.
It is a very friendly WI. Our current membership is 47 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. For details of our previous meeting see the Parish Magazine.
14th August – our annual Garden Meeting at the home of one of our members at 2.30 p.m. with refreshments provided by the committee.
11th September – Talk- “My Travels In Japan” by Margaret Rogers
Additional social events we hold are:
On the 1st Wednesday of each month we enjoy a short ramble in the local countryside followed by refreshments at the nearest tea room or Public House.
On 3rd January we braved the cold winds to walk around Datchworth and afterwards returned to the home of one of our members, Rosie Brown, to help her finish off the mince pies and Christmas cake.
Next walks: 9.30 on 1st August – venue T.B.A.
9.30 on 5th September venue T.B.A.
3rd Wednesday of every month we hold a Coffee Morning at 10.30a.m. in the Church Hall.
Next coffee mornings 18th July & 22nd August
4th Wednesdays Lunch at a local Public House.
Next Lunch will be 26th September as there will be no lunch in July or August
1st Thursday of every month the “Scribblers” group meet at 73 Nutcroft at 10:30a.m. for an informal Creative Writing session where they write short stories, poems etc. and of course enjoy a cup of tea together. Next meetings will resume on 6th September
1st Monday of the month our Knit & Natter group in the Church Hall 2.30 – 3.30. is becoming very popular
Next meetings will resume on 3rd September
For 2018 we madeTrauma Bears for the local Fire Brigade to give at the scene of a fire or accident to traumatised children and a parcel of these was gratefully received at Stevenage Fire Station
We have also made Bonding Squares for premature/sick babies. Made in pairs, one is given to the baby the other to the mother and they are swapped over on a weekly basis.
So this year it is Bears & Pairs of Squares
Just a few of us to start with but we hope to encourage more of our members to join us and find their creative abilities.
We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month at 9.30 for 2 hours in the Small Committee Room (where the Post Office is held) in the Village Hall.
Meetings: Next meeting 25th July – subject Pastels (landscape)
and 29th August – subject Seascape
All 2018 dates