Womens Institute

Pawlett WI is a branch of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes and is part of Somerset Federation.

Each year we remember that Pawlett WI was formed in April 1946. Instead of our regular meeting, we arrange a Birthday Party...plenty to eat and good fun... a chance to celebrate!!!!

We also arrange outings, craft workshops,   skittles evenings, tea afternoons, quizzes and fashion shows (to name but a few!!!).                                   

We support our local community too.


Come along to one of our regular meetings

Contact: to Ann Gibbs, President,

tel: 01278 683770 a

email: anngibbs25@aol.com

Who are we?

We are  a group of friendly ladies who enjoy making new friends and meeting socially. Above all, we like to have fun!!!!

What do we do at our meetings?

We usually start with a speaker, followed by business matters, such as announcing details of forthcoming events, extra meetings, outings, quizzes, workshops, skittles evenings, etc....

We break for cups of tea and biscuits and have the opportunity to chat to our friends.

At most of our meetings we have a competition, often linked to the speaker’s subject. We bring in an item, and award points to the best.

We also have a raffle!

If we have time, we have fun playing games or have a go at a quiz or puzzle...............                  

All very informal and a good laugh!!!

Where and when do we meet?

We meet on the second Thursday of each month (except August) in Pawlett Village Hall. Our meetings start  at 7.30pm and we usually finish by 10pm.

What do the speakers talk about?

We have a varied programme of speakers throughout the year. For example, we have heard fascinating talks on historical  subjects such as The Incas of Peru and Bristol Blue Glass. People who have travelled the world have told us about their experiences in such far away places as Iceland and Patagonia. We have seen demonstrations of various crafts such as willow weaving, sugar craft, Christmas wreaths, stained glass, cookery, jewellery and sweet-making. We have been entertained by 18th century dancers, a magician, musicians, singers and even a belly dancer!  We have broadened our knowledge by hearing speakers who have worked as a Town Crier, a Justice of the Peace, an MP, a Head Chef, a Nurse in the Frontier Service, a Lady Vicar, a published Author and  many more.