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Windlesham W.I.

Windlesham W.I. was set up in 1917.  Sarah Boyce was elected President.

The first national campaign was to encourage country women to get involved in growing and preserving produce to help increase the supply to the  war-torn nation of World War 1.  Membership was a mix of ages and included both ladies from the large houses in the village and their employees.  Meetings were held at the Institute, Kennel Lane, nowadays the meetings are held at The Link, St John's Church, Windlesham.  Cookery and preserving still remain an integral part of the W.I. programme today.  The National website provides a weekly menu which focuses on what produce is in season and plentifully available. 

The Windlesham W.I. continues to compete in handicrafts and cookery events with other local W.I. groups.  Many members have learnt a new skill and enjoy each other’s company at meetings locally, with nearby W.I.’s and county events or national activities.



President’s Welcome

I have been a member of Windlesham W.I. since I came to live in the village in the late ‘70’s!

During this time I have attended the AGM at the Albert Hall in 2015, an exhilarating experience to hear all those ladies singing Jerusalem.  I have attended courses at Denman College, at Surrey Federation Headquarters in Guildford, where I caught the quilting bug, and which is now one of the many hobbies I have learned by being a member of the W.I.   I have attended endless garden parties, played golf for the W.I. Rose Bowl, visited numerous places and made lifelong friends.  Why not come along and open up a whole new world.  



Jean Harmes            President

Linda Chapman       Secretary

Sylvia Ferris             Treasurer

Anita Quester

Anne Newnham

Brenda Simmonds

Alison Walker

Patricia Morgan

Margaret Butler





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We are a small, friendly group who meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 2.15 pm in the Olive Room at The Link, Windlesham.
We have regular interesting speakers, a garden party in August and enjoy carol singing at our December Christmas party.   Following our monthly speaker we have time to socialise with tea and biscuits plus a monthly raffle. We also have a thrift stall for members to bring homegrown produce, jigsaws and books etc. to sell with a small percentage going to funds.

Why not come along for a taster one Wednesday or alternatively if you would like more information please contact our Secretary, Mrs. Linda Chapman telephone 01276 859414 or email  A warm welcome is extended to all visitors who wish to come along.

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WI AGM at The Royal Albert Hall
  The Royal Albert Hall  

Afternoon with the Countess of Wessex, a member of Bagshot WI
Afternoon tea with the Countess of Wessex, a member of Bagshot WI
Items made for the Baby Unit at Frimley Park Hospital Baby Quilts
Baby quilts, jackets & hats, for Frimley Park Hospital
Join us for tea
Join us for tea!



January 16th            Eileen Hodder     Holiday in the Scilly Isles

February 20th           Paul Whittle      Steam to Mandalay from a
                                                              Vintage Steam Train

March 20th               Tom Way            Wildlife Photographer

April 17th                  Fashion Show     Edinburgh Woollen Shop

May 15th                                               Resolutions

June 19th                 Graham Horn     A Long Walk Across England

July 17th                  Social Afternoon      Entertainment

August 21st             Garden Party       Afternoon 2.30 pm

September 18th      David Henderson      Glamour in the Skies

October 16th          Judith Hill              Misdoings & Mis-                                 demeanours- The Life of a Victorian Servant

November 20th       Annual Meeting    Bring & Buy

December 18th         Christmas Party      Entertainment      




We also have a Monthly Lunch Club held on the first Tuesday each month.

A craft club on the third Thursday each month.

And a Bingo afternoon with tea and cake held in August.

Outings are arranged throughout the year when we sometimes join other local W.I.’s. 

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Denman College, Oxfordshire

This W.I. College offers a wide array of subjects in the areas of cookery, craft and lifestyle.  They have day courses, or stays of one to four nights to attend the course of your choice.  Whether you are a beginner just wanting to learn or accomplished practitioner you are guaranteed to have a great time with many members returning again and again.
The College offers accommodation and meals on site.
Alternatively you can stay on a bed and breakfast basis and explore Oxford.
Family and friends are welcome to attend courses or stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

Denman College
Denman College


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First published in the 60's
Latest edition available at £2.00 per copy.
All recipes are from members and include gluten-free recipes.



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