Smisby Village

Smisby WI Programme



2018 Programme

The AGM has moved from from November to May, in line with the national federation.

All meetings at Smisby Village Hall unless stated otherwise.

Please note the  meeting start time of 7:15 pm. So please arrive at 7 pm.


Advice to Tea Hostesses

Now that our WI has grown we have arranged for 3 tea hostesses per month. Every effort is made to rotate this duty and to share responsibility within the group.

If you are a tea hostess, it would be a great help if you arrive early to help set out. Also tea towels need to be laundered afterwards. £7 will be allocated for expenses to provide food plus milk.

Please note your date. If you are unable to do this one, please swap dates with someone or arrange a replacement in good time and notify the secretary of this.



Please park responsibly, without causing obstruction to driveways and the road. Where possible please car share.



Date Topic Hostesses/Venue Word of Thanks Competition
15th March Fit Steps: Rose Debney Wilma Mulgrew, Maureen Crabtree, Christine Cox Pam Hollingsworth Best effort on the night
20th March Evening at Springs Hydro, Packington 5pm to 10pm £39    
11th April Group Meeting Ticknall    
13th April  "My Fair Lady" Repton theatre £16    
 19th April Garden birds in Spring and Summer:David Tideswell  Adrienne Burton, Margaret Boyd, Phillipa Mitchell  Sue Fitch Bird in any medium
 17th May  A.G.M. and Resolutions

 Venue: Cedar Lawns.

All Pooled Cheese and Wine

  Competition for Trophy  : TBA
21st June Experiences aa a Store Detective: Richard Papworth  B Ball, M Boyd, W Vallis   Best Bargain Buy
28th June Tinsel and Tiara DFWI Centenary celebration    
16th July Tea at Norris Hill Farm £2 in aid of Breast Cancer    
19th July Guided Walk aroung Melbourne: Keith Blood  Open Meeting Supper provided by Melbourne WI  
26th July Food Hygiene Course Contact Suzanne to attend. Cost £10 9.30 am to 4pm  
31 July Theatre at Kilworth  Open Visit    
16th August Life as a Queen look alike: Patricia Ford  C Newman, L Podmore, L Dent   A Tiara
21 August Visit to Buckingham Palace  Open Visit    
20th Sept The Life of William Coltman VC: Tim Coltman

Open Meeting



  Photo of a relative in Military Uniform
17th October Harpur Crewe Group meeting at Ticknall Village Hall Host WI: Woodville Whirlwinds    
18th Oct Calke gardens, Echoes from the Past: Celia Sanger A Burton, S Heap, M South   Foliage Posy
15th November Gane Show Junkies: Stephanie and Trevor Mee D Brown, E Godfrey, D Ikin   A prize or trophy that you have won.
12th December Chistmas visit to Chatsworth

House decorations and an Evening meal

More details to follow

13th December Ashby Spa Choir  Pooled refreshments   Best Wrapped Gift ( Value £5)
20th December Christmas Lunch  Golf Club    


 In addition to this evening programme of meetings, two other regular monthly meetings are held:


Smisby WI Craft Club

Meeting at 10am on first Thursday of each month, except January 2016


Smisby Striders

Meeting at 10.15 for 10.30 start on second Thursday of each month


Also members meet regularly to play games


Smisby Canasta Club including other card games

This club was  initiated by W.I. members but is a stand alone club with its own organizers, and is open to anyone who wishes to play.

Meets every Wednesay afternoon in the village hall 1.30pm to 3.30pm. All WI members, husbands, partners and friends invited