Westleton Women's Institute

Westleton Women's Institute was formed in 1918. Until its demolition in 1968, monthly Institute meetings were held in a former army hut on The Street, and are now held in the Village Hall.

The Institute continues to organise social and educational activities in the spirit of its founding principles and continues to provide assistance to those in need.
The Institute meets at 7 30 pm in the Village Hall on the first Tuesday of every month except January and July (see programme below). It is a very friendly organisation and gives a warm welcome to visitors, guests and prospective new members.




3rd January
Afternoon Tea  3-5pm

 Two Old Bags - a Gap Year is Wasted on the Young - Janice Hughes

7th March
 Suffolk Farm Cheeses - the Development of a Business - Jason Salisbury

4th April
 A Cornucopia of the Cut Halesworth - Simon Raven

2nd May

6th June
Hatch, Match and Dispatch - the Work of a Registrar - Jane Parker

4h July
Garden Party - 3-5pm  - Venue to be arranged

 A Short History of Shopping - Linda Sexton

5th September
My Life in Cartoons - Mark Reynolds

3rd October
Members' Meeting

7th November 

5th December
Christmas Celebrations

Visitors and Guests always welcome
For more details please contact  Pat Swindell Tel:01728 648640


Carpet Bowls Team

September Meeting - My Life in Cartoons with Mark Reynolds


August Meeting - Linda Sexton- A Short History of Shopping


Members and visitors enjoying a glass of Pimms listening to the development of shopping and shops to the present day.

July Garden Party

 Pimms, Raffle and a Quiz in President Pat Swindell's garden.

June Meeting- Hatch Match and Despatch

A very interesting talk by Jane Parker who is an Ipswich Registrar.



Resolutions discussed regarding
Plastic Soup
With wine and nibbles!





A Cornucopia of The Cut, Halesworth
A talk by Simon Raven

The Annual Jumble Sale 2017

Over £600 raised!



March Meeting

Suffolk Farm Cheeses- The Development of a Business-Jason Salisbury.


February Meeting

 Two Old Bags- A Gap Year is Wasted on the Young- Janice Hughes

Starting off 2017 with Enrolment tea

Enrolment time

Oh dear,who wanted tea in the sugar bowl?

Pat Swindell welcoming the WI to an exciting year

Time to chat and meet new and old friends