Women's Institute

South Milton WI meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.  We are affiliated to the Devon Federation of Women’s Institutes and are able to take advantage of any events organised by them, as well as the items organised by our own group. Added to our monthly meetings are outings, and community events.

We also have two book groups and opportunities for members to meet women from other branches in our area for craft workshops.

We are always happy to welcome new members and we would be pleased to meet you if you would like to come along to a meeting to see if it’s right for you. Holiday visitors are also welcome.

Our appeal for clothes and specific food items to help the refugees, especially those on the Greek islands and in Syria, is ongoing and thank you all so much for your support so far.  Knitted squares are being put together to make cheerful warm blankets to send out.  For details of what is being collected, there is a list in the Village Hall porch, on the table above the collection box or contact Ann Collyer for more information.

Hope everyone has had a lovely summer with all the wonderful sunshine.  It seems to me to have flown by, can’t believe the kids go back to school in just over a week!

Thank you to everyone who donated cakes etc or helped in any way on our stall at Sports Day at the end of July which raised funds for our WI.  We were able to give a donation to the Village Hall committee who organised the event.

Our September meeting was a great success!  We had demonstrations of quilting, card making, button art, paper notebooks and invisible knitting seams - lots of opportunities to have a go.  Photo shows some of the results.

On 18th October, we will be hearing all about ‘Women and Witches’ from Charlie and this promises to be a fascinating and fun evening.  You won’t want to miss it!

Gill has supplies of the South Milton water bottle and we will have some available for sale at our meetings.  They are larger than the original ones we had, i.e. 600ml as opposed to 400ml and the cost is £6.50.


See you all soon.


For more information do contact: Lindy Anderton (President) 01548 560751 or Charlie Lott (Secretary) 07805 148051


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