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.


Meetings open to all shown in Bold


NFWI, DFWI and Harper Crewe Group Events in italics


2019 Date





January 15th

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

Every Tuesday. Open to all (male and female) .

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 Open

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 11th Trip to see Pirates of Penzance at Ashby Grammar school Open

April 18th

 Marie Curie

Suzanne Jones

A Photo/Picture or Painting of a Daffodil

Anne Devitt, Louise Wright & Maria Jackson

17th April Harpur Crewe Group meeting, Ticknall

25th April

 DFWI Quiz at Aston on Trent. Two teams maximun

May 1st

Visit to Denby Pottery by coach

May 16th


Venue: Sheila’s Home. “Cedar Lawns


Flowers in a Tin

Pooled Refreshments.
(Wine & Cheese)

June 20th

Derby Soup Run

 Jackie Newbury


Derry Benson, Sybil Wallis & Sharon Middleton

July 6th Garden party and Auction 2pm to 4pm B Ball's Garden Breast Cancer Awareness £5 admission
July 9th Afternoon tea and fashion show at Wyaston DFWI event    

July 18th

A Sea fairing Ministry

Rev. Steve Short

A boat in any medium

Debbie Monk, Pam Hollingworth & Julie Cooper

July 23rd Educational Trip to Chester sponsered by the Parochial Charity Open
August 2nd  Morning Crafts for Children  Book with Suzanne

August 15th  

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

Cheese and wine at the Heritage Centre

August 23rd Morning Crafts for Children    Book with Suzanne  

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 21st

T.G. Green Pottery of Church Gresley

Ian Hambling

Locally Made Pottery

Bernice Smith, Ann Webster & Joan Wilson

Nov 26th Race Night    7pm Village Hall  

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


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


Smisby Line Dancing


Tuesday lunchtime line dancing has been introduced from 1.30 to 2.30pm in January and it is intended that this group should run every week like the Canasta Club


Health Walks


Weekly short walks are organised by Dot Morson, see page listing the Overseal health walks.