Our Records

~RECORDS FROM CHESHIRE WI HISTORY~

With thousands of members across the county there's always something interesting going an and so much we want to share with you. Keep up to date with all our events and meetings.

Household Hints

WI Hints

There was a section on Household Tips in the 1935 Cookery Book

Nantwich Dabber Dames

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Nantwich Dabber Dames have planted their tree, an English heritage pear tree in the community orchard for the Federation Chairman’s Centenary Challenge They are the first WI in the Federation to send in photographs of their Tree planting.

Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Postage Stamp commemorating Millicent

Courage calls to courage everywhere, and its voice cannot be denied. Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847 – 1929) was a leading Suffragist and campaigner for equal rights for women. She led the biggest suffrage organisation, the non-violent (NUWSS) from 1890-1919 and

Circle Cake

Iced Circle Cake

The recipe featured in the 1935 Jubilee Cookery Book …… and again in the Cheshire Cookery Book published in 1965

WI Banners

Offerton Hatters

Our Photographs

Members of Dunham Massey

 

Good Stuff

flapjacks

These appear to be recipes for Flap Jack from the early Cheshire Cook Book

Early Annual Reports

Early Executive Committee

The Cheshire Federation was formed on 17th November 1920.  The Federation grew quickly. The NFWI realised the need for helping members in forming Womens Institutes and county organisers were trained by National to work across the county to open new Institutes.  To begin

Dunham Massey WI

Members of Dunham Massey

By 1917 there were 137 WIs in England and Wales.  The responsibility for opening new WIs was transferred to the recently formed Women’s branch of the food production department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Lady Denman was made chairman

Ludworth & Mellor

Ludworth & Mellor on an outing

Ludworth and Mellor WI was formed in 1918 as part of the Derbyshire Federation. Due to County boundary changes they became part of the Cheshire Federation Ludworth & Mellor WI please click on the link above to see a presentation

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