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Women's Institute


West Leake Womens Institute is a small friendly group of about 20 members who meet monthly on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.15pm in the village hall.


The institute is part of the Soar Valley group of WI’s, which celebrated it’s 90th birthday in 2021.

Our monthly meetings normally have a speaker or a demonstration, followed by refreshments and a fun quiz or game.


There are trips out, a Christmas lunch and summer evenings in member’s gardens. The programme for 2022/23 is available here.


New members and visitors are always welcomed.  Membership fees for 2022/23 are £44, visitors are charged £4 per meeting.


The Womens Institute is an international organisation, whose aim is to inspire women by advancing the education of women and girls, promote sustainable development and advance health for the public benefit.


For further information, details, timings, competitions etc, please download the full programme or contact Sue on 01509 856592

Programme 2022-23

Wednesday 4th May : Visit to Howicks Plant Nursery, Gotham

Wednesday 1st June : Pudding Tasting

Wednesday 6th July : An afternoon with Henrietta

Wednesday 3rd August : "Let's Go Cruising" boat trip on the Trent (see pics below)

Wednesday 7th September : Top to Toe, The Price of Vanity with Jo Carter

Wednesday 5th October : Birthday Beetle Drive with Fish & Chip Supper

Wednesday 2nd November : Acupuncture with Ann Etherton

Wednesday 7th December : Christmas Lunch

December date tbc : Group Carol Services

Wednesday 4th January : "Ladies Who Lunch"

Wednesday 1st Fenruary : Film Night (details to follow)

Wednesday 1st Match : "Mercy Ships" - a talk by Alison Briggs

Wednesday 5th April : "The Story of Two Crosses" - by Tim Coleman

Here are our latest photos from the WI boat trip on Wednesday 3rd August 2022. We had a great day travelling on the Peter Le Marchant Trust canal boat from Loughborough to The Plough at Normanton on Soar for lunch and returning by 3.30pm. Certainly, a day of happy memories, pleasant weather , good food and quality time together.  Next year we may well do something similar, travelling instead to Mountsorrel.

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