first meeting of the WI in Snitterfield was held
in the village hall on 24th May 1933, when 36 members
The first president was Mrs Hawk//worth and the
members paid 1d for their cup of tea after the meeting.
The topics discussed at the time reflected the needs
of the women in the community so dress making, fruit
bottling, poultry keeping and home nursing were
During World War 2 our WI ladies had a jam making
centre, a war sewing group and collected money for
the Red Cross.
Drama also became a permanent part for the Snitterfield
members and in 1936 our WI came 2nd by 1 mark to
Kineton in the Warwickshire competition.
Curtains for the hall were purchased from the proceeds
of many dramatic productions.
The present WI is still involved with crafts and
there is still a demand for our cakes and jams as
demonstrated this year at the fete.
now discussed reflect both the busy lives of women
and the increase in leisure activities.
We welcome women of all ages however the tea now
is 50p, but does include cake.
Beyond our local meeting there is a wealth of activities
organised by the County
Federation, based in Warwick, which offers literature
craft and social activities in line with the original
aims of the WI.