Our monthly meetings are held in New Longton Methodist Church Hall at 7.30 p.m.
on the first Monday of each month, except for the holiday period of August when
there is no meeting but an outing is usually arranged.
Members are asked to pay 50p at each meeting to cover refreshment costs. We aim to make our meetings both entertaining and
informative in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Our speakers talk on a wide range of subjects both humorous and thought
From time to time 3 or 4
members will be asked to assist in making refreshments at the end of the monthly
meeting, also with the baking of cakes.
With our current membership of around 60 this works out at less
than once a year.
At most of the meetings a
competition is held and you will find information about this on your current
programme. You may enter one
item in each competition. Each
item will earn one point for the entrant.
Should your entry receive first place you will score additional 3 points,
second place 2 points and third place 1 points, these points are in addition to
the entry point. A cup is
awarded annually to the member with the most points for that year.
The Federation Newsletter
“Hotpot” is available to members. This
tells of Federation News and the many activities available to us throughout the
county, together with news from various other W.I.s
Please note that if you are unable to attend a meeting it is your
responsibility to make sure that someone collects the Newsletter on your behalf
or it will be held over to the next meeting that you attend.
Hutton and Howick
Women’s Institute awards a bursary of £200.00 and several bursaries of £50.00 each year
towards a course of
the winner’s choice. Courses
can be taken on any educational course of the winner's choice. Alston Hall
is a popular venue as is the Women’s Institutes own facility,
Denman College in Oxfordshire. The
“Denman Experience” is one not to be missed and it enables like-minded women
the chance to meet and enjoy something different. Just ask any member who has been to Denman!
The Lancashire Federation also award a bursary
for a 3 day Denman College course.
Subscriptions are due
annually in January and are currently (2018) £41.00, should you join our Institute in
October, November or December your subscription will take you through all of the
following year and will not become due again until the January of the year
after. At present, County and
National Federation take approximately 52% of the subscription.
Duel members will pay £20.00 to their second Institute.
The National WI
magazine, W.I. Life, is full of WI news and features, cookery and crafts,
readers letters, competitions, health, and gardening. It is included in your
annual subscription fee and eight copies a year will be posted direct to all
Our Craft Group
of 15 to 20 members meet on alternate Thursdays and enjoy exchanging ideas and
learning new skills from each other or from visiting tutors.
The Book Club meet once a month and the Walking Group also meet once a month and walk on average 4 to 5 miles and
the small, but keen, Swimming Group meet each Thursday at Penwortham Leisure
Our Social organiser arranges an excellent variety of outings for us.
We have enjoyed Christmas Markets as well as drama and musical theatre
trips. Meals out are always
very popular as well as outings to Garden Shows, Stately Homes, County and
We hope that this information has been of use to you but if there is anything
else you would like to know about our W.I. please get
in touch via the "Contacts" page.