About us

Welcome to the Hertfordshire Federation

Hertfordshire Federation has a variety of WIs, stretching from the outskirts of London to the borders of Essex, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

Our first WI opened in 1917 and the Federation was established in 1919. We were based in St Albans where we purchased our first County House in 1955. In 2010 we moved County House to more suitable accommodation in the High Street of the lovely village of Wheathampstead, almost in the centre of the County. The office is open 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday.

Our unique Arts and Crafts shop offers a great variety of items all made by our members.

We have 86 institutes and nearly 4000 members spread throughout the County, meeting at different times of the day and days of the week. As well as the monthly meetings our Federation sub-committees organise a varied programme of events which take place around the County and at County House. These include art, crafts and cookery, sport, music, drama and public affairs. The Federation's monthly newsletter keeps members informed of forthcoming events.

For more information email us at  and follow us on Facebook and Twitter under Hertfordshire Federation of Women's Institutes