Blagdon WI

The National Federation of Women’s Institute (NFWI) is the largest national organisation for women in the UK with 215,000 members in England, Wales and the Islands. Blagdon WI is a member of the Avon Federation within the NFWI; we started in 1948.

The ideals of the Women’s Institute of truth, justice, tolerance and fellowship are as strong and important now in the 21st century as they were at the birth of the WI in 1915. The WI exists to educate women to enable them to provide an effective role in the community, to expand their horizons and to develop and pass on important skills. Above all, we meet together to enjoy each other’s company and to have fun.


You name it, we either have done it, or will have a go at it in the future.

WI is not all about ‘Jam and Jerusalem’ as the popular image would have it, but we do have a reputation for making exceedingly good cakes, and other produce as well as excelling in many craft skills. We visit many places and organisations of interest and speakers on a wide variety of subjects come to us; we also take part in county and national competitions, sports leagues, quizzes and events, as decided on by our own Blagdon members.

Age range: No upper or lower age limit age limit
Fees: Payable in January
2019 – £42
Includes eight copies of the magazine WI Life and a regular Avon Federation Newsletter.
Venue: The Village Club, Blagdon
Date: The second Thursday of every month except August
Time: 7.30pm

Ours is a friendly WI with about 30 members. We are always glad to welcome new members and visitors to our meetings. Being a small group, it is easy to make friends.  

We have a Coffee Club that meets at various local coffee shops at 10.30am on the 3rd Thursday of the month


Whilst we care about and promote the welfare of our members we are also firmly committed to our local community and our place in it, and to the larger community with special emphasis on the role and welfare of Women worldwide.


Jane Venner-Pack
T: 01761 463 699

A Mendip village in the middle of everywhere

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