Anyone interested in joining the WI can contact the following members for more information:
Chris Eatock, President Tel: 01454 884467 or email:
Kim Howard, Secretary Tel: 01454 887373
On Monday 13th May 2019 Alveston WI celebrated 100 years.
We had a very enjoyable Vintage Tea Party. The Jubilee Hall was beautifully decorated with decorated 100's and bunting made by members and lovely flowers.
The Tea was attended by Past and Present members of the Institute and guests from Avon Federation.
The minutes of the 1919 meeting were read and of course Jerusalem was sung. Photographs and memoribilia were shared.
The cake was made by Chris Eatock and Julie Barnes (pictured with President Valerie Fergyson) and such a shame to cut it, however it was DELICIOUS!
The Banner was made with contributions from many members (see group photos), but the final result was thanks to Carol John and Maggie Rowley.
On May 7th 1919 a group of women gathered in the Jubilee Hall to discuss forming a WI in Alveston.
32 women decided this would be a good idea. Mrs Bush was proposed as President.
On 14th May the FIRST meeting was held and the Vicar Mr Pugh gave a talk on his work in the Church Army in Belgium and France.
Alveston WI celebrates its 100th Birthday in 2019 and we would like to share with you the interesting, historical, funny and memorable events that we have found in our archives.
Click here to read about our milestones of the last century.
We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month (except August) in the Jubilee Hall at 7.30pm.
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. Alveston was founded in 1919.
The WI is the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. Do come as a guest and see if you would like to join this very friendly institute.
As well as our monthly meeting we organise day outings, join in with county events, skittles, darts, curling, walks, home economic days and many more.
We are members of Mumbley Hills Group of WI ( Falfield, Hill and Rockhampton,Thornbury and Tytherington), meeting together several times a year.
The photo shows the Tableau the WI entered for the Methodist Church's Christmas tableau event depicting Christmas carols and songs.
For more information about the Women's Institute nationally, click here to visit www.thewi.org.uk
To read about the Avon Federation of Women's Institutes, see click here to visit www.avonfwi.org.uk
The photo shows Valerie Fergyson, winner of the competition cup and Carol John who won the "flower of the month" Vase.