Women's Institute, W.I.

Clifton-upon-Teme WOMEN'S INSTITUTE, W.I., is a vibrant group of women who meet once a month, on the second Tuesday of the month, to enjoy a variety of speakers from in and around the area. Meeting in the comfort of the Village Hall, they enjoy a talk, then social time over a cup of coffee, with extra time to chat to the speaker. Talks can be as varied as local charities, travel slide shows, health issues and current affairs.

A thriving cookery club meets monthly in members’ homes.

The W.I. was initially set up to educate women in isolated communities. The main aim is still the same, the education of women, be it in the home, in the workplace or enjoying retirement. It is a great way of meeting and making friends from all walks of life. Guests are most welcome.

MEETING  PROGRAMME  2012 - for more details click  h e r e.

Meetings are in Clifton Village Hall at 7:30pm, 2nd Tuesday in the month, except June and August.

10 January Hardanger Embroidery, Alison Cooke
14 February Why the Earth is Unique?, Val Patrick
13 March 101 Children, Experiences of a Foster Carer, Meg Farmer
10 April Parkes and Gardens of the N.T., Peter Riley
08 May Resolutions Meeting *)
12 June Garden Meeting, meet at Village Hall at 7pm
10 July Victorian Worcester, Jocelyn Howells
14 August Summer Outing - TBA
11 September Shiatsu, Angela Bushway
09 October The Suffragettes & Votes for Women, Paddy Hannigan
13 November Annual Meeting
11 December A Victorian Family's Musican Christmas, Mike & Pat Ledbury


Each meeting has a theme, and there are often competitions or displays of artefacts or collectors items.

*Resolutions are two or three pressing issues to be debated at the W.I’s national conference. Suggested by local W.I.s, the issues can range in subject from milk prices to the trafficking of women. They always provoke lively debates, led by well-informed members, and voted on at the end of the discussions.



W.I. Breast Cancer support For Breast Cancer Support, longest bra in the world: click  here.


Many other activities are organised both locally and with the Federation of Worcestershire, and also with the W.I's college at Denman in Oxfordshire. Bursaries from the local group are available. If you would like to learn more, please look in Teme Triangle for up to date information or contact the

President: Mrs Charlotte Durling: (01886) 812 310 or
Press Officer: Mrs Sheila Harris: (01886) 812 600