Smisby Village

Smisby WI Programme



2018 and 2019 Programme

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

We have 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.



2018 Date Topic Hostesses/Venue Word of Thanks Competition
6th December Harpur Crewe Group Carol Service   7pm  St. James, Smisby
13th December Ashby Spa Choir  Pooled refreshments   Best Wrapped Gift ( Value £5)
20th December Christmas Lunch  Golf Club    


2019 Date





January 15th Line Dancing  New Event  1.30 to 2.30 pm in Village Hall £4

January 17th

The Agony & Ecstasy of a Canal Boat Hotel

Barry Watson

A picture of a canal, any season and any medium

Felicity, Lyn Balnaves & Jane Barnett

January 25th Lynn and Pete's Quiz Night 7pm village hall. Pie and mash supper £6

February 21st  

Associated Country Women of the World

Sam Hall

Tips to save the planet from household waste

Lyn Benoist, Sue Betteridge & Lorna Collinson

March 21st

Japan & Japanese Food

Patsy Raynor

A Japanese Recipe

Chris Cummings, Lesley Eastgate & Sue Hickson

April 18th

MAKATON  (Means of Communication)

Kate Ball

A Heart Shaped Object

Anne Devitt, Louise Wright & Maria Jackson

17th April

Harpur Crewe Group meeting Ticknall

May 1st

Visit to Denby Pottery

May 16th


Venue: Sheila’s Home. “Cedar Lawns


Flowers in a Tin

Pooled Refreshments.
(Wine & Cheese)

June 20th

Crime Scene Investigations

Paul Taberner

A Favourite Crime Book

Derry Benson, Sybil Wallis & Sharon Middleton

July 18th

Marie Curie (An Inspiring Woman)

Suzanne Jones

A Photo/Picture or Painting of a Daffodil

Debbie Monk, Pam Hollingworth & Julie Cooper

August 15th  

A Guided Evening tour of ”  St Helens Church Ashby Time: 6.30pm

Cheese and wine at the Heritage Centre

September 19th


Talk on Fitness + ½ Hr keep fit session

Hannah Roffey

A Keeping Fit Book or Healthy Food Book

Vivienne Cove, Sylvia Murphy & Angela Reagan

October 17th


Jed Jaggard

Memorabilia  of 2nd World


October 23rd

Harpur Crewe Meeting Ticknall

November 21s

T.G. Green Pottery of Church Gresley

Ian Hambling

Locally Made Pottery

Bernice Smith, Ann Webster & Joan Wilson

December 12th

Seasonal Games” and wear your Christmas hat.


The Best Wrapped Christmas Present” Value £5

Pooled Refreshments

December 19th

Christmas lunch at the 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