Basket making, Mrs Francis Willmott at basket making centre under the auspices of the West Sussex Federation of Women’s Institutes. Aim is to produce 2 million potato baskets – countrywide -for years crop. 1943.

Basket making, Mrs Francis Willmott at basket making centre under the auspices of the West Sussex Federation of Women’s Institutes. Aim is to produce 2 million potato baskets – countrywide -for years crop. 1943.

The ladies of the Women's Institute pride themselves on their shortbread. Here   is a classic recipe to make at home

Hilarious photos of misspelt tattoos

The ladies of the Women's Institute pride themselves on their shortbread. Here is a classic recipe to make at home

Womens Institute Book of Home Made Wines Syrups and Cordials, illustrated by my father

Womens Institute Book of Home Made Wines Syrups and Cordials, illustrated by my father

This sounds yum! Lemon and Lime marmalade. A tried and tested Women's Institute recipe

This sounds yum! Lemon and Lime marmalade. A tried and tested Women's Institute recipe

The foundation of the Women's Institute regularly referred to as simply the WI on this day 16th June, 1915.  Its two aims were to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. It is now the largest women's voluntary organisation in the UK

The foundation of the Women's Institute regularly referred to as simply the WI on this day 16th June, 1915. Its two aims were to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. It is now the largest women's voluntary organisation in the UK

THE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE JAM MAKING 1940

Is it worth making my own jam?

Pinned here for the 50 years' membership badge

Pinned here for the 50 years' membership badge


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women's institute uk | ... of the Women's Institute: Amazon.co.uk: Simon Goodenough: Books

women's institute uk | ... of the Women's Institute: Amazon.co.uk: Simon Goodenough: Books

A Force To Be Reckoned With: A History of the Women's Institute by Jane Robinson, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1844086607/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_7HJhrb0DEJ9WE

A Force To Be Reckoned With: A History of the Women's Institute by Jane Robinson, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1844086607/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_7HJhrb0DEJ9WE

Llanfair PG WI 1915 - The First WI in Britain

Llanfair PG WI 1915 - The First WI in Britain

NZ Country Women's Institute Good Service badge

NZ Country Women's Institute Good Service badge

Apparently this design for the members' badge was used until the 1970s. - I got one that looks older than that, marked B'ham

Apparently this design for the members' badge was used until the 1970s. - I got one that looks older than that, marked B'ham

Stoney Creek WI, the first WI in history

Stoney Creek WI, the first WI in history

Author Julie Summers shares the process of her book becoming Home Fires, the Masterpiece PBS television mini-series period drama.

Author Julie Summers shares the process of her book becoming Home Fires, the Masterpiece PBS television mini-series period drama.

Buns & Roses, Women's Institute - Gallery

Buns & Roses, Women's Institute - Gallery

gloucestershire federation of WI badge - Google Search

gloucestershire federation of WI badge - Google Search

WI members raised money for ambulances. WI ambulance being handed over by Lady Denman outside the London HQ of NFWI, 1942.

WI members raised money for ambulances. WI ambulance being handed over by Lady Denman outside the London HQ of NFWI, 1942.

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