W.I. and Good Companions

The Women’s Institute

WI LogoThe Aston Cantlow Womens Institute meet at 7:00 pm in Aston Cantlow Village Hall on the first Tuesday of every month. Presentations and formal business start at 7:30 after a chance to socialise and look at information about trips and courses from County. A calendar of interesting topics is presented and visitors are very welcome. If you can’t get to the meetings in the village, there are other nearby W.I.s at Wootton Wawen, Alcester, and Henley-in-Arden.

Aston Cantlow W.I. Programme details for 2021:

Live meetings have unfortunately been cancelled due to the Corona virus situation and we will be monitoring the situation monthly in line with government information, but in the meantime we are holding online meetings on Zoom. If anyone requires further information, please contact the secretary Dawn Deakin on 01789 488589 or mealsol82@hotmail.com


Tuesday January 12th  2021 – “Worlds outside out world” – Zoom talk by Dr Melissa Gillone.


Tuesday February 2nd  2021 – “Stratford on Avon Foodbank” – Zoom talk by Director of SFB, Marion Homer.


Tuesday March 2nd 2021 – “Ease that lockdown tension with complementary therapies at home” – Zoom talk by Justine Thornton.


Tuesday April 6th 2021 – Easter Quiz, with creative bonnet to be worn, prizes all round!! – via Zoom.


Tuesday May 4th 2021 – Early evening walk (location tbc); if the weather is inclement, a games night via Zoom or in Village Hall if current restrictions have been lifted.


Tuesday June 8th 2021 –  Talk from the Rev. James Holden, founder of The African Oyster Trust Charity (regarding his transition from the corporate world, to creating the trust which mainly supports educational activity in the Gambia)- via Zoom or in Village Hall.


Date tbc – “Summer Garden Party” at Tutnells Hill Farm, Newnham by kind invitation of our Treasurer, Mary Summerfield.


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Want to know more about the WI? – Call the local society secretary Dawn Deakin on 01789 488589


Good Companions

Good Companions meet monthly at Wilmcote Village Hall on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.  They also have a varied programme of events aimed largely towards women. There is a small annual fee (around £7.00) for attendance at the meetings and visitors are welcome. For more information contact Yvonne Burt on 01789 293287.

Wilmcote Good Companions Programme details for 2019:

  • January 10th   AGM
  • February 14th History of Mary Quant – Ruth Lowe
  • March 14th Quiz Cheese/Wine
  • April 11th Handbags by Anazila Jones
  • May 9th Dave Hollis – A year in the Woods
  • June 13th Summer lunch- venue to be confirmed
  • July 12th Lipstick on my Collar – Reverend Lynne Morris
  • August 8th Garden Party
  • September 12th Poppy Galore fashion show
  • October 10th Pete Turner – Heads I win- Tails you Lose
  • November 14th Flower Arranging
  • December 12th Xmas Meal