The Women's Institute

logo-theWIThe Women's Institute:

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK.

The WI celebrate's its centenary this year (2015) and currently has 212,000 members in around 6,600 WIs.

The Crowland Women's Insititue has monthly meetings which are held at 7.15pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the British Legion Hall, Broadway Crowland. During the evenings we have guest speakers and activities which include varied topics. A separate craft evening is also on offer. New members are always welcome.
For more information please contact our President - Jan Tysoe 01733 210457.

Women's Institute Programme 2015:

Please note that you do not have to be a member of the WI or a resident of Crowland to enter any of the classes in the programme.
Your entry fee is simply 50p per entry in any class. Children receive free entry.

Craft Section:

Cookery Section:
  • Cross Stitch  ( any size)
  • Hand knitted item
  • Beadwork
  • Decorated Greeting Card (Pearl anniversary)
  • Patchwork or Quilted cushion
  • Any Other Craft
  • Special Entry:
    – Something New from Something Old
  • 3 Eccles cakes on a plate
  • Apple Pie
  • Coffee & Walnut cake
  • Strawberry Jam(1lb jar, labelled)
  • Piccallili (1lb jar, labelled)
  • Special Entry – Bread Plait
Flower Section: Art Section:
  • Arrangement or a Pear Anniversary
  • Arrangement in a cup and saucer
  • (accessories may be used in the above cases)
  • Single Rose
  • Vase of Roses
  • Vase of Garden Flowers
  • Vase of Sweet Peas
(Please use own containers for the above classes)
  • Water Colour - a landscape
  • Pastels - still life
  • Pencil Drawing - any subject
Photograph Section: Childrens Class (under 11 years):
  • A Celebration to remember
  • An animal portrait
  • A sporting moment
(colour or b/w, maximum size 10x8")
  • Decorated Stone (no larger than 15cm)
  • 2 Gingerbread people (decoration only to be judged)
  • A pot of sweetpeas

Any queries or information on rules and regulations email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rules of Entry:

  • Entries to be in the main tent between 9am and 10.30am on the day.
  • Collection between 2.30pm and 3pm on the day or entries are left at owners' risk.
  • Judging will commence at 11am. Area will be closed off during judging
  • 75p per class per entry, with no more than 2 entries per class. Children free.
  • Cups for 'Best in Show' and certificates for places.
  • No repeat items from previous years.
  • Amateurs only.

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