The first meeting of Misterton W.I was held in the Parish Room on 19th October 1920 and, in 1921 a piece of land was purchased to erect a W.I. hut (ex-army) which cost £36.10s 0d.
During the war years the hut was commissioned by the military authorities and was not handed back until 1945. Monthly W.I. meetings continued in this establishment until 1968, when the Men’s Club came up for sale and was purchased by the W.I. for the sum of £750 and a new kitchen was added; meetings have been held here ever since. Misterton W.I. is proud to be one of the few Women’s Institutes to own its own hall, notwithstanding the continual fundraising needed to keep it up to scratch.
The W.I. currently has 22 members ranging in age from 30 up to over 80- new members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month starting at 7:30pm. There is a speaker at most meetings. The group is involved in organizing/ helping at many village based activities – the annual Flower Show, Fete, Carol Singing around the village, Pancake Races for the School, and Bingo etc..
There are several sub-groups – skittles, scrabble; and social events are organized on a regular basis, i.e lunches, trips to the theatre and local places of interest. They hold many events to raise funds, such as Bingo, Fashion Shows, Cookery Demonstrations, Christmas Fayres and much more. Currently there is a monthly Coffee Morning. All events are advertised in the Misterton Magazine.
President: Judy Welch 01460 78931
Secretary: Carol Walker 01460 74808 email@example.com
Room Bookings: Margaret Small 0146078453