President: Anne Charles
Tel: 01438 812098
The Women’s Institute is a National Organisation which celebrated its centenary in 2015. The Datchworth branch was formed in 1927.It is a very friendly WI. Our current membership is around 45-50 and we welcome new members. Anyone in the village is welcome to come along as a visitor for at least 2 meetings before deciding to become a full member.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm in Datchworth Village Hall where we enjoy talks and demonstrations from our visiting speakers. Subjects for our next meetings are as follows:
Tuesday 12th March- Open Meeting. 7.30p.m. in the Village Hall. This was our Open meeting where we invited members of the public to join us. The talk was by Dr John Horton of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Service. He gave us a very interesting and informative talk and was able to answer a number of questions from the audience, and we were able to make a considerable contribution to the service especially from our raffle which raised £170. He placed donation boxes strategically around the hall and will advise us in due course of the final amount raised during the evening.
As well as the monthly meetings members also enjoy other activities.
On Tuesday 19th February a group of us enjoyed a beautiful day at Benington Lordship to see the wonderful snowdrops and have a soup lunch.
Knit & Natter – This takes place on the 1st Monday of the month at 2.30 p.m in the Church Hall. This year we are again producing items for the Neo-natal Unit at Lister Hospital and also trauma teddies for the Fire & Rescue Service. Next Meetings – 1st April & 13th May
Monthly Ramble – we enjoy walks in the local countryside on the 1st Wednesday of each month followed by tea/coffee at a local pub or tea room. Next Ramble Wed 3rd April – 10 a.m.-from Car park opposite Plough, Datchworth. 1st May venue tba.
Scribblers – Creative Writing Group meets at 10.30 a.m. on the second Thursday each month at 73 Nutcroft. Next meetings 11th April & 9th May
Coffee Mornings. Meet in the Church Hall 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Next meetings 17th April. & 22nd May
Monthly Lunch. 4th Wednesdays of the month. We meet up at 12.30 a local Public House for lunch and chat. Next Lunches 27th March – venue North Star, Mardleybury.
Art Group- meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 9.30 in the Committee Room in the Village Hall. Just a small group but we choose a subject each month and interpret using our favoured mediums. Next Meetings 27th March. – Spring flowers subject Winter trees, March- Spring flowers 24th April – subject Local Landscape.
For complete list of Diary Dates click on the link below: