Ashton Hayes WI

Ashton Hayes WI


Founded in 1923, Ashton Hayes WI has around 19 members. Meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of the month in The Parish Rooms, West End, Ashton Hayes, starting at 7.45 pm. Visitors and new members are always made very welcome.


We aim to enjoy ourselves and apart from welcoming a wide range of speakers to our meetings, we also have a Darts and Bowls Team who enter Group and County competitions and who have lots of fun and usually do very well! Our Quiz Team carries the flag nobly in the County Quiz and we also enjoy days out and meals at local hostelries. Over the past couple of years we have once again, been entering the W.I. classes at the Cheshire Show and this not only challenges our skills in both cookery and craft, but also our organisational skills. Our meetings take place in a relaxed atmosphere and we welcome guests warmly.

Ashton Hayes – Supporting Local Projects

Ashton Hayes W.I. supports the Going Carbon Neutral Project, which has put Ashton Hayes on the national and local media map and which continues to aim to make the village the first carbon neutral village in the UK.  We also support other local projects, such as the Ash-worth Time Bank and the Ashton Hayes Sports and Recreation Association and the Community Shop.

More information about the Ashton Hayes – Going Carbon Neutral project

Cheshire Show 2017

…and we won

Ashton Hayes

and received the trophy

Class 7 Trophy

Cheshire Show 2016 – We have entered one of the co-operative classes for this year’s Show.  Good Luck to everyone who is taking part.

Our lovely WI Hall
Unfortunately, and after much heart-searching deliberation, we had to make the awful decision to close the W.I. Hall. Financially, we could not support the upkeep of the Hall any longer, owing to a decline in bookings over the past couple of years.  At present, the Hall and the accompanying land, has been offered to Ashton Hayes Parish Council to buy for community use.  We await their decision. Ashton Hayes W.I. has not folded – we now hold our meetings in The Parish Rooms in West End, Ashton Hayes.

Contacting Ashton Hayes WI

If you would like to know more about Ashton Hayes WI – either because you are interested in becoming a member, or if you would like to come along to a meeting to see what we do, please do get in touch. We are always delighted to greet new members and guests and we can assure you of a warm and friendly welcome. You can contact us by email by using our contact form.


Pauline Hayes's Prize Winning Exhibit

Pauline Hayes’s Prize Winning Exhibit at Cheshire Show

Our winning Darts Team following the final of the Gowey Group Darts Competition.

Diary Dates


5th April: “An Evening at the Theatre” – Tell us about your favourite Show. Competition: A theatre programme.

3rd May: Resolutions Evening with Cheese and Wine.  Competition: A flower from your garden.

7th June:”All about Handwriting” with Susan Ord.  Competition: The first two lines of “Jerusalem” in your own handwriting.

5th July: “Hand-knitted with Love” with Cath Darlington. Competition: A small homemade item.

2nd August: Outing – To be arranged.

6th September: Recount a memory from your school-days. Competition: An old school photograph.

4th October: “Florence Nightingale” an illustrated talk with Aled Wyn Jones. Competition: A Victorian item.

1st November: AGM & Hot Pot Supper.  Competition:  A small jug

6th December:  “Can you keep a camelid in your back garden?”  with Gillian   Forgrave – Stocking-fillers for sale.  Competition:  A bobble hat.

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