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Members’ stories

Members' stories  

The WI has been inspiring women for 100 years.

Here is a selection of stories by some of our inspiring members about what the WI has meant to them in their lives.

We will be adding more stories throughout the year, so please keep checking back.

Meg Sewell - Whiston Afternoon WI, South Yorkshire

Sadie Jones - Brentwood Belles WI, Essex

Bryn WI, Sir Gar Carmarthenshire

Joy Morgan - Olivers Battery WI, Hampshire

Dulcie Lewis - North Duffield WI, North Yorkshire East

Linda Alderson - Pentre Broughton WI, Clwyd-Denbigh

Ann Webster - Usk WI, Gwent

Gill Jones - Nantwich Dabber Dames WI, Cheshire

Priscilla Harris - Talywaun and District WI, Gwent

Su Rowbotham - Whittlesey WI, Isle of Ely

Fiona Birchall - Hartley Wintney WI, Hampshire

Beryl Bamforth - Rylstone and District WI, North Yorkshire West

Audry Coulter - Sibsey WI, Lincolnshire South

Jacqueline King - Buckinghamshire Federation

Ann Pearce - Audlem WI, Cheshire

Jane Handley - Sonning Common WI, Oxfordshire

Lyn Kipps - Crowborough Vale WI, East Sussex

Betty Rawcliffe - Erddig WI, Clwyd-Denbigh 

Celia Lea - North Rode WI, Cheshire

Ann Ankers - The Gorge WI, Shropshire

Pauline Hughes - Gilwern WI, Gwent

Myfanwy Jones - Henllan WI, Clwyd-Denbigh

Ellen Matthews - Woodnoth Cum Shavington WI, Cheshire 

Ann Hall - Redbourn WI, Hertfordshire

Brenda Barnes - Rock (buns) & Rolling (pins) WI, Norfolk

Margaret Mortham - Broughton Pastures WI, Buckinghamshire

Claire Brown - Wittenham WI, Oxfordshire

Anne Stamper - Ringmer Evening WI, East Sussex

Irene Lindsay - Peppard WI, Oxfordshire

Marguerite Shaw - Talywaun & District WI, Gwent