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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 2023/4 is available below.


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.

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Programme 2023-24

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


Wednesday 4th January : "Ladies Who Lunch"

Wednesday 1st Fenruary : Film Night

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

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

Wednesday 3rd May : Coronation Dinner

Wednesday 7th June : Talk by Margaret Padfield

Wednesday 5th July : An afternoon with Julia

Wednesday 2nd August : 'A Magical History Tour" with Bishop Peter Fox

Wednesday 6th September : Visit to the Tropical Bird Garden, Desford

Wednesday 4th October : Birthday Evening with Goodies Flowers

Saturday 7th October : Antique Anecdotes & Valuations

Wednesday 1st November : Lorna the Vet

Wednesday 6th December : Christmas meal (venue tbc)



Wednesday 3rd January : A Light lunch

Wednesday 7th February   : A Career as a cameraman, Andrew Clarke

Wednesday 6th March : The Life & Work of Beatrice potter by Derek Holloway

Wednesday 3rd April : Canine Partners - help in everyday life

Photos from the Coronation Tea Party on Wednesday 3rd May 2023.

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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