About Us

At the Alnmouth Women’s Institute 

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.  So come along  and spend a fun-filled Monday evening with us.

Be part of ..…. something fun

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 including fundraising lunches, afternoon teas and a wide range of events.


Be part of ..… . something educational

The tea team

At Alnmouth WI we have a lot of fun together but we also learn 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 encourage new ideas for our monthly meetings and find that as we are such a diverse group of women, we enjoy a varied programme.


Be part of … something bigger

Members night activities

The WI was formed in 1915 with two clear aims:

  1. To revitalise rural communities
  2. 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.


Be part of ..…. our community

1-WI Winter Warmer 2 002Whether 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.

It may be helping at our “Winter Warmer” lunch, supporting our friends at the village church, at 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 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”, informal 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