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.
11th September – Talk- “My Travels In Japan” by Margaret Rogers
9th October – Talk -” Hearing Dogs for the Deaf” – Michelle Sapwell
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 5th September We enjoyed a very pleasant walk from the Whitehill Golf Complex, Dane End taking in the wonderful rural views before returning to the Club house for coffee. On the way we made friends with a couple of very sociable horses.
Next walks: 9.30 on 3rd October Venue still TBA.
9.30 on 7th November 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 19th September, 17th October, 21st November
4th Wednesdays Lunch at a local Public House.
Next Lunch will be 12.30 on 26th September at the Red Lion in Woolmer Green
& 24th October – venue TBA
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 4th October & 1st November
1st Monday of the month our Knit & Natter group in the Church Hall 2.30 – 3.30. is becoming very popular
Next meetings 1st October & 5th November. until 21st October we are making poppies to be displayed for Armistice day. These are being made either in felt or knitted/crocheted. We will then decide on our next project.
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 meetings
26th September – subject Still life -due to holidays, this will take place in a member’s house
All 2018 dates