Our Records


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.

Grappenhall WI Chairman’s Challenge

A SPECIAL tree has been planted at the Lumb Brook Millennium Green, Appleton to mark the centenary of the Cheshire Federation of Women’s Institutes in 2020. Committee members from Grappenhall WI and friends gathered to plant the tree – a

Great Budworth WI

Great Budworth WI was formed in 1932 Here are some extracts from their archives:  

Rainow WI

Rainow WI recently accepted the Chairman’s challenge and planted a Worcester Pearmain  apple tree in the Trinity Garden in Rainow to celebrate the CFWI centenary.  The garden is maintained by WI members, and provides a pleasant place for locals and

Woodford Celebrate Their 79th Birthday

To celebrate its 79th birthday, Woodford adopted a 40s patriotic theme to honour the debt to the past at the Centenary of the ending of WWII and anticipation of our futures at the imminent royal wedding. This translated into a

Adlington WI Celebrates 70 years

On Wednesday 9th May the Members of Adlington WI celebrated their 70th Birthday with a meal at Alderley Hotel. One of their members Tweeted ‘We have had a wonderful lunch at the @AlderleyHotel. Thank you to CFWI Chair Jean Harding

Moore and Daresbury WI’s 95th Birthday

What a great way to celebrate our 95th birthday! A funny but thought provoking sketch about the suffragettes, the Milner decorated beautifully, cupcakes, fizz and, of course, friends to share it with. Shirley Tempest, one of the members put a

Park, Appleton 55th Birthday

Celebrating our 55th Birthday Our guests were Jean Harding, Sandra Benger, chair of Appleton Parish Council and Gary Skentelbery, author of the daily online newspaper Warrington-Worldwide. Entertainment was provided by a local duo, The Robinsons, singing songs of Simon and

Household Hints

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

Nantwich Dabber Dames

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

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

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