BARTON-LE-CLAY WOMEN’S INSTITUTE

The Women’s Institute (WI), now known as the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) was formed in 1915, its aim being to revitalize rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in food production during the First World War. It is now the largest voluntary women’s organization in the UK ever broadening its aims to provide women with educational opportunities, a chance to build new skills, to take part in a variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. The Barton branch was created in 1946. The meetings are held in the Village Hall on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.During the year there are various speakers who cover a wide range of subjects, outings are planned and visits to the theatre. These are mainly for week day matinees, non-members included, at a reduced rate with the possibility of transport. There are courses available, enough to satisfy most hobbies and interests, and of course should you like a challenge competitions and quizzes. All good fun. There is a dedicated team for catering at local funerals etc. should the need arise.

Useful contacts.   President.    Mrs Sheila Ashby.    01582 882365 Outings/Theatre      Mrs Rita Deller      01582 526426

Catering     Mrs Barbara Audley    01582 881440

WI Great Ouse Cruise 11th August 2015 




Sadly some of our earlier members have passed away recently but obviously within our age group this is inevitable and our aim is to make the time we all spend together as happy as possible .

We like to be sure that people are willing to become regular members

The money paid in weekly for Bingo & Raffle tickets along with the stall we have

our funds build up, and t makes it possible for us t arrange some outings which are fairly low cost.

Unfortunately we are not able to transport the disabled who cannot manage the steps of the coach and we do not have any disabled transport we can call on, this is why we arrange the fish/chicken & chips lunches.


At Christmas a Christmas Lunch is arranged for all the regular members,we also have entertainment in the village hall throughout the year.

We have a current membership  of about thirty to forty people , but can always accommodate  more . 

If you are over 50 and this appeals to you and you are interested 


Carol o 882988 or tony on 654657

we all look forward to meeting you 

THE COMMITTEE (Wednesday club)