Women’s Institute

President: Anne Charles
Tel: 01438 812098
Email: annecharles@amca.co.uk

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 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.  In April we were treated to a Flower arranging demonstration.
Click Here and open document to view the finished displays:  Displays from flower arranging demo

Subjects for our next meetings are as follows:

14th May – AGM
11th June – Stage and Film Sets – 
Derek Howarth.

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 & NatterThis 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 & Twiddle muffs and blankets for dementia patients .Next Meetings – 13th May & 3rd June
In April 50 trauma teddies were delivered to  the Fire & Rescue Service.

50 Trauma teddies donated to Fire & Rescue in Stevenage.


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 5th June  meet at Turkey Farm Car Park, Brookbridge Lane.

Scribblers – Creative Writing Group  meets at 10.30 a.m. on the second Thursday each month at 73 Nutcroft.
Next meetings   13th June

Coffee Mornings. Meet in the Church Hall  3rd Wednesdays of the month. Next meetings   22nd May & 19th June

Monthly Lunch.  4th Wednesdays of the month. We meet up at 12.30  a local Public House for lunch and chat. Next Lunches:  29th May venue Cowper Arms, Digswell.    

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   29th May – subject Birds.
26th June -subject Portrait


For complete list of Diary Dates click on the link below:

Diary Dates 2019