Women's Institue

Cropwell Butler

Cropwell Butler and Tythby Women’s Institute


In 2020 we will be celebrating 100 years of Women’s Institute in the village.

We meet every first Thursday of the month at the Cropwell Butler Village Hall at 7.30 pm and meetings last for about 2 hours.

We have a full and varied calendar of events which include guest speakers, activities such as pottery making as well as day trips out and an annual Xmas and summer meals at local establishments.

We always allow for social time at each meeting when members can chat over a cup of tea / coffee with cake and biscuits provided. For more details on our calendar for this year…

Our membership is approximately 40 ladies of all ages and new members are always very welcome.

WI is a national organisation. For information on what is happening at national level please visit the WI website at www.thewi.org.uk

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WI Programme 2019

January 3rd - Hedgehogs
Angela rehabilitates & releases back into the wild these once common garden visitors.
Speaker: Angela Hall

February 7th - The Kennedys
The triumph & disaster of this fascinating family.
Speaker: John Whitfield

March 7th - Home Start
A local charity aiming to ensure every child has the best possible start in life.
Speaker: Gail Tilley

April 4th - Albert Ball
World War 1 Pilot.
Speaker: Andrew Smart
This is an Open Meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting for a small donation to include refreshments & raffle

May 2nd - Resolutions
‘Edith Piaf’ Historian Julie will talk about the life of this famous French singer/ songwriter.
Speaker: Julie Ede

June 6th – 50:50
A buffet supper to which members contribute & ‘surprise’ evening

July 4th - Chatsworth – The Housekeeper’s Tale
Speaker: Christine Robinson
An Open Meeting to which anyone is welcome to attend & Members are encouraged to bring friends. Christine was former Head Housekeeper for the 12th Duke of Devonshire having lived on the estate for 40 years.

August 1st - Summer Outing
‘Outing’: to be announced

September 5th - The Canary Girls of Chilwell
The story of No: 6 Shell Filling Station during the 1st World War.
Speaker: Maureen Rushton

October 5th - Man and Beast – Out of Africa
Speaker: Martin Clarke
Everyone is welcome to attend this Open Meeting when Martin will talk on this fascinating subject. A small donation is required to include refreshments & raffle.

November 7th - A.G.M. and A Happy Russian Xmas
Speaker: Cathy McAteer
Learn about a traditional Russian Christmas & sample Russian chocolate

December 5th - Christmas Meal
Members ‘Christmas Meal’

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