Peakland Women's Institute




Peakland Women's Institute meet every second Friday in the month at The Village Hall, from 7.15pm.

Cost 22 for a 12 month subscription (Enrolment 11th January 2008), or 2.00 per visit (3 visits allowed in 12 months).

Gentlemen are welcome to attend any meeting or go on any outing they might find interesting.

Refreshments are served at the end of each meeting. Outings and theatre visits are organised plus other social evenings.

For further details of any events contact Beryl Dwyer at the Church.

Programme for 2008




Jan 11 Enrolment Night (22)  
Jan 11 Textiles of Peru Kate Ewan
Feb 8 Jamaican Cuisine C Smith
Mar 8 Wildlife and Natural Gardening Mr Bright
Mar 22 Members Evening  
Apr 11 Beyond the Far Fells Jane Houghton
May 9 Resolution Meeting Frances Dane
Jun 2 Rockley Rally @ Tankersley  
Jun 12 NFWI A.G.M.  
Jun 13 Ikebana Demonstration Brian Day
Jul 11 Oil Painting Demonstration Miss Jo Allanus
Aug 8 Social Evening  
Sep 12 Trading Standards Fiona Smith
Oct 10 A.G.M. Followed by an antiques quiz Kirsty MacIntosh
Nov 14 The use of Make-up Miss Cindy Light
Dec 12 Christmas Party  


All About the WI

Peakland WI was formed in 1975 and is part of the Derbyshire Federation of Women's Institutes (DFWI) and the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI). In 2006 Peakland had 52 members. Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Wentworth Mechanics Institute, Main Street, Wentworth at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm prompt start.

ACTIVITIES The Committee organises various functions during the year, which include outings, theatre trips and social evenings. We join in village activities and usually have a stall at any local charity fair to raise funds. Our ongoing Millennium Project is collecting litter, planting spring bulbs and keeping the footpaths clear in the Memorial Wood. We sited a litterbin on the back lane near the gate leading on to Hoggs Lane, which is emptied by local members.

MEETINGS The main part of the evening is a talk or demonstration (sometimes with hands on experience) preceded by some brief WI business. Members, on a rota basis, serve tea or coffee and biscuits

SUBSCRIPTIONS for (2007) is 22.00 which is shared between Wentworth WI, DFWI and NFWI.

NFWI is an even bigger umbrella for all the WI.s in England and Wales. Their office is in London, Tel: number 020 3719300 Web site

RESOLUTIONS on social and topical matters, submitted by individual WI.s in England and Wales are selected and discussed thoroughly at all levels. If carried at the national annual general meeting, they empower the WI to influence local or national policy making.

ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World) is a worldwide organisation to which the NFWI belongs. Each WI donates small amounts to ACWW (coins for friendship collection box out at each meeting) and this money is used to help under privileged women in third world countries.

WI PUBLICATIONS These include News n Views DFWI monthly newsletter and the WI.s own national magazine Home and Country, which is shortly to be delivered to each subscriber's home. Our Magazine Secretary is Julie Short who will be pleased to show you a copy.

PRESS REPORTS Agnes Briar send reports of meetings and activities to local organisations and newspapers.

COUNTRY MARKETS These are held at Buxton on Tuesday mornings