Eglingham Womens Institute

Eglingham Village Hall Sketch by Mike Findlay

Inspiring Women for over 100 years



Meetings every 2nd Thursday (except August)

Held in Eglingham Village Hall

Starting: 7.00pm 

Visitors are always made very welcome


Table of of boxes we made at this year’s hands-on

Table of of boxes we made at this year’s hands-on



PRESIDENT - Brenda Robertson - 01665 579337

SECRETARY - Gill Rollings - 01668 215613

TREASURER - Judith Price

PROG. SEC - Carolyn Brewster - 01665 578655


2017 Programme:


 January 12     SWEET TALK                                                             Roz Tinlin

                        A talk and demonstration on chocolate making

February 9     SCAMS                                                                      David Sayer

                        How to spot them and not get caught

March 9         SUGAR AND IT’S IMPACT ON THE WORLD          Jean Findlay

                       From spice and medication to colonisation and industrialisation

April 6           AIR FIGHTING IN WW1                                            Colin Buxton

                       Wartime efforts of a RNAS squadron

May 11             MEMBERS NIGHT

June 8             YOUR LOCAL NHS                                                    Tony Brown

                         Development of services for local patients

July 13               REMEMBER WHEN                                                    Jane Mann and Hilary Waugh    

                           Liberty bodices to miniskirts: a fun look at fashions and life in the 50’s & 60’s

September 14    DEMENTIA FRIENDS                                          Alzheimer’s Champion

                            Learn more about the WI’s 2016 Resolution and National Campaign

October 12         MELLOW FRUITFULLNESS                                  Chris Cann

                            Demo and have a go making a hand tied posy inspired by the autumn hedgerow

November 9      ANNUAL MEETING

                            We review the past year, and select our officers

December 14      CHRISTMAS MEAL

                             Our annual treat at the end of the year   



The Women's Institute was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015.

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. 

Sand Sculpture top celebrate 100 years of the W.I.

Sand Sculpture top celebrate 100 years of the W.I.