Get involved in Crosspool Women’s Institute

Fancy being part of the largest women’s voluntary organisation in the country? This year the Women’s Institute celebrated its centenary and is going from strength to strength.

Crosspool WI has just welcomed in a new president, Dawn Boulter, so it’s a very exciting time to join.

As we move in to 2016 we have a fantastic programme of events, which will soon be available to pick up from Stephen Hill church.

For more information check out www.crosspoolwi.moonfruit.com; or email us on crosspoolwi@live.co.uk; or call the secretary Faye Brownon 07732 308768.

Crosspool WI subscription deal for new members

Crosspool Women’s Institute is open looking for new members.

Now is a good time to sign up, as you can currently get a subscription of 15 months for the price of 12 for October onwards.

September’s first meeting takes place tonight, Monday 16 September from 7-9pm at St Columba’s Church with a talk by Gill Upham, titled Homeopathy: the Facts.

Then on Monday 23 September from 1-3pm at Stephen Hill Church, Peter Machan tells the tales of Charlie Peace and other Sheffield villains.

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Crosspool WI meeting on Monday

The next Crosspool Women’s Institute meeting takes place on Monday 16 April at St Columba’s Church from 7-9pm. All ladies are welcome – bring £4.50 as there’s wine and nibbles.

Last month Julia Connelly from Crosspool’s Craft Angels explained on Radio Sheffield why the group has been set up: “In Crosspool there is a diverse range of ages, and a WI is something that can bring women together, especially young mums whose children have gone to school. A lot of our population also include professional people who have come to Sheffield for university and then stayed with no family living nearby.”

If you want to find out more then you can turn up on Monday or get in touch on 0114 266 7339 07894 387406.

Crosspool WI branch meeting on Monday

The first full branch meeting of the Crosspool Women’s Institute (WI) will take place on Monday 19 March at St Columba’s church from 7-9pm.

Speaking on BBC Radio Sheffield this morning, Julia Connelly from Crosspool’s Craft Angels explained why the group has been set up: “In Crosspool there is a diverse range of ages, and a WI is something that can bring women together, especially young mums whose children have gone to school. A lot of our population also include professional people who have come to Sheffield for university and then stayed with no family living nearby.

“In the current economic climate, people are going back to traditional crafts and growing their own vegetables. Make-do-and-mend, vintage and shabby chic are all back in fashion. The traditional crafts have skipped a generation. A lot of women don’t do baking any more and people want to learn to knit.”

So far there are 34 people interested in joining the group. If you want to find out more then you can turn up on Monday or get in touch with Craft Angels via:

E-mail: crosspoolwi@live.co.uk
Telelephone: Julia Connelly (President) 07894 387406 or Liz Manson (Secretary) 07403 281609
Facebook page: Crosspool Women’s Institute
Twitter: @crosspoolwi

For the next seven days you’ll be able to listen again to the interview on Radio Sheffield on iPlayer. The Crosspool WI piece starts around 1.5 hours in.

Crosspool WI meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of the month at St Columba’s (7-9pm) and the fourth Monday of the month at Stephen Hill Church (1-3pm), except August.

Meeting to discuss a Crosspool Women’s Institute

A meeting is taking place in February to discuss the idea of starting a local Women’s Institute (WI).

If you’re interested then come along to The Sportsman pub on Thursday 9 February for a 7pm start. More information is available from Craft Angels – you can pop into the shop or call them on 0114 266 7339.

The Women’s Institute community organisation has existed since 1915 and has over 208,000 members across 7,000 WIs. It has experience a resurgence in recent years, with WIs such as the Seven Hills group in Sheffield being over subscribed.