About Us

We are – a group of over 70 women living in and around the village of Alnmouth in North Northumberland.

We meet in the Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth on the 1st Monday of each month at 7 pm. (Public Holidays, 2nd Monday)

Apart from the monthly meeting we have activities such as charity events, coffee mornings, outings, special interest groups and theatre trips.

You’d be sure of a warm welcome.

be part of ..…. something fun

Welcome to Alnmouth Women’s Institute, a group of like-minded women from the age of 35 to “undisclosed”, who meet on a monthly basis.

Members can involve themselves in as much or as little as they like with various regional and local activities and  social and community based events.  As with all WIs, our community is very important to us and we take an active part in many events within Alnmouth village.

Being part of Alnmouth WI is a great way to keep in touch, have fun, expand knowledge and interests and generally have a good time.

We are a friendly, lively group so come along and spend a fun filled Monday evening with us.

Alnmouth WI- Terry Collinson

be part of ..…. something charitable

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It feels good to do something good, whether you are picking up an interesting read at the sales table or donating and helping at one of the charity fund raising events.  Alnmouth WI is proud to have supported a variety of charities whether local or overseas.

As a group we enjoy organising charitable activities which include fundraising lunches, afternoon teas and a wide range of evening events.

The tea team

be part of ..… . something educational

At Alnmouth WI we have a lot of fun together but we also learn a lot of new and interesting facts along the way.  Our monthly talks cover a wide range of topics.

One month we could have a demonstration on sign language and the next a stimulating talk by a law professional.  We always encourage new ideas for our monthly meetings and find that as we are such a diverse group of women we can enjoy a varied programme.

Members night activities

be part of ..…. something bigger

The WI was formed in 1915 with two clear aims: to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.  Since then our aims have changed and we are the largest women’s organisation in the UK with, currently, 207,000 members in 6,500 WIs.

We play a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Our National Structure

The national headquarters of the WI is based in London but we also have an office in Wales and a residential college in Oxfordshire.  We produce a membership magazine WI life.  WI Enterprises is the trading arm of the organisation and exists to raise funds and provide benefits for members.

Northumberland Federation

WIs throughout the country are divided into county federations.  We belong to Northumberland which has over 3000 members.  Our Federation circulates a monthly newsletter detailing various events and competitions around the county.  Alnmouth WI memebers enjoy meeting other members at these events and take an active and successful part in shows and competitions.

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be part of ..…. your community

Whether you are new to the area or a resident who wants to be more involved, as a WI member you can be part of a team helping at and organising various fundraising events in our beautiful village.

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It may be helping at our “Winter Warmer” lunch, supporting our friends at the village church, Alnmouth Friary, helping out at the village fetes or the odd donation of a cake.  We are always there to help.

be part of ..…. our social scene

Members will all have different interests and expectations of what they want from their WI.  At Alnmouth WI we hope to cover a wide range of things to do and places to go, from our well loved “Annual Day Trip”, coffee mornings, theatre trips throughout the year to see a varied selection of productions, historical city walks and the occasional meal out.

We try to ensure that all interests are catered for and that we plan the best possible outings, as they are a very important social aspect of our group.

be part of ..…. the committee

The excellent selection of activities that we have don’t run themselves and there is a lot of planning and background work done by the committee, who are always looking for new members.

You don’t need to have been a member for a long time to be a part of the committee.  If you have some spare time, new and exciting ideas and would like to be a part of the bigger picture of our WI then all help will be much appreciated.

Photographs courtesy of Terry Collinson