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Alveston Women's Institute

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Get In Touch

Anyone interested in joining the WI can contact the following members for more information:

Valerie Fergyson, President Tel: 01454 415773 or email:

Marjorie Roper-Marshall Tel: 01454 418694

Alveston WI 1919-2019

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Alveston WI celebrates its 100th Birthday in 2019 and during the coming year we would like to share with you the interesting, historical, funny and memorable events that we have found in our archives.

Building up to our centenary in May 2019, we are writing an article each month about what happened in that particular month over the 100 years.

Click below to download a pdf version of each article and come back each month to see new ones as they appear.

May 2018 - the WI is formed, birthday celebrations and 10 decades of campaigning.

A Double Celebration

On 31st July 2017, 30 members of Alveston Women’s Institute gathered in the home of President Valerie Fergyson for a cream tea to celebrate two very special events.

Margaret Poole, who still has her membership card, joined the WI when she was 14 years old, when the annual fee was £2 a year.

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At that time Alveston was in the Gloucester Federation, after the county boundary changes it is now in the Avon Federation. During the years of her membership she has played a prominent role in the WI, Margaret still attends the monthly meeting.

Elizabeth Screen has recently celebrated her 90th Birthday and joined Alveston WI when she moved to Rudgeway in 1962. She is a very valued member who has been running the monthly raffle for many years. She has just completed the main tapestry for the centre of the banner the Institute are making to commemorate their 100th Anniversary in 2019.

The members had a cream tea before celebration cakes for Margaret and Elizabeth were also thoroughly enjoyed.

About Alveston WI

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.

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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 from left to right: Carol John joint winner with Anita Hathway, of the Flower of the month vase, Valerie Fergyson President and Anita Hathway winner of the competition Cup.

Find Out More

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

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