Shilbottle W.I.

WI logoWould you like to make new friends and learn new skills? 

You can by joining us at 7.15p.m.

On the 3rd Thursday of every month

At Shilbottle Community Hall, Grange Road, Shilbottle

Committee Members

President: Mrs. Felicity Edmunds

Tel.: 01665 581203; Email:

 Secretary: Mrs. Linda Law

Tel.: 01665 575633; Email:

 Treasurer: Mrs. Isabel Watson

 Other members:

Mrs. D. Cooper, Mrs. M. Richardson, Ms. M. Hamilton

Mrs. S. Rumens, Mrs. M. Knox, Mrs. L. Shaw, Mrs. Denise MacKay

For more details or information about Shilbottle W.I.

please ring Linda: (01665) 575633

For details of the Programme for 2014-15, please click here.

Reports of each meeting will appear here as they happen


Centenary Garden Party at Shilbottle W.I.
The weather forecast earlier in the week had been dire for Wednesday 16th September, when we had planned our garden party to celebrate 100 years of the W.I. In the event, the sun shone, summer dresses and hats were worn and although the grass was too wet to put tables and chairs outside.
Afterward the photo opportunity on the lawn,we went inside to toast the 100th birthday with a glass of Bucks Fizz and tuck into a pooled lunch – a superb spread (  well, we are the WI! ) including a Centenary cake made to the special recipe in W.I. Life magazine. Lillian Hume, one of our loyal members, had the honour of cutting the cake.
Following a leisurely lunch and lots of blather, we improvised a cinema in the living room, all squashed in somehow, and our Secretary, Linda Law showed pictures of some of our activities during the year including the Buckingham Palace Garden Party .Thanks were given to the president for hosting this most enjoyable event.
Garden Party(1)#
Our other Centenary Challenge is taking shape and will be unveiled at the 5th Birthday event at Shilbottle Community Hall at Noon on 26th September.A group of members have been recording members  early memories of the W.I. and as an introduction, a power point presentation has been compiled.
The following evening saw the first meeting of the new WI year, at which our speaker, Mrs. Ethne Brown, gave a talk entitled ‘ Puppy dog to Guide Dog’. Ethne is a volunteer puppy walker, giving a home and initial training to puppies that go on to become guide dogs. It was a fascinating account with lots of heartwarming stories – and the two dogs she brought were gorgeous!

The next meeting will  be on Thursday 18th October, when one of our members, Barbara Thompson, will give a demonstration of Christmas crafts. Come along and give us a try.


 The W.I. is a national, non-denominational charity, 

offering women of all ages friendship,  

and the opportunity to learn and work together