Women’s Institute






Founded in 1921

Meetings are held at 7.30pm, on the second Tuesday of the month at


Foston Village Hall, Church Street, Foston, NG32 2LG


Guests are always welcome

 2022 - 2023 Programme here

  Contact details:  President:  Eileen Ross Tel No: 01400 281932





April 12th Flower Arranging
Speaker Rita Drury
Refreshments Jenny & Lin
Competition Flower of the month


May 10 th Resolutions Evening
Refreshments Debbie & Susan
Competition Flower of the month
May 13th Holocaust Centre Visit


June 11th Nat: Annual Meeting at Liverpool
Virtual screening in V/Hall with Lunch


June 14th LINCS & Notts Air Ambulance
Open Meeting
Refreshments Vikki & Carole


July 5th Eastern Walled Garden Visit
July 12th Lamp Shade Making
Speaker Tamar Kirk


August 5th Lincoln Flower Festival Visit
With A & P Travel


September 13th Bletchley Park Cracking
the Enigma Code Open Evening
Speaker Keith Appleyard
Refreshments Vicki G & Lin


October 11th Personal Style
& Colour Analyst
Speaker Michelle Wright
Refreshments Gillian & Maggi
Competition Flower of the month
November 8th Life In the Forces
& Remembrance
Speaker Claud Preira
Refreshments Liz & Annette
Competition Flower of the month


November 25th Christmas Wreath Making


December 13th Annual Christmas Meal - TBA




January 10th Kathmandu & The Everest Trail
Speaker Tim Hudson
Refreshments Sue S, Jenny & Margaret L
Competition Flower of the month


February 14th Our Birthday Night
Organised By the Members


March 14th Foston WI Annual Meeting:
Refreshments Pam & Marion
Competition Flower of the month





April 28th Quiz, with afternoon tea at Ropsley


May 10th Embroidery workshop,
At WI Regional Office


May 24th Ladies Day Lunch
At Belton Park Golf club


June 5th Big Lunch – Queens Jubilee – Sunday




For further information, contact Eileen Ross Tel No: 01400 281932



Programme 2017 -2018


May 9th  W I Resolutions & Talk on Grantham Food Bank by Brian Hanbury  

May 15th  WI Home Economics Meeting @ Gonnerby

June 11th   Village Hall – Foston Women’s Institute Tea Party – Tickets on sale – Monica Winters

June 13th  Talk on The History of Nursery Rhymes – Hey Diddle Diddle by Sandy Leong

June 21st/22nd  Lincolnshire Show - at the show ground

July 11th  Talk on Military Dogs by Pam Farquhar

 August 8th   Walk along the Grantham Canal with a meal afterwards

September 12th  Talk on The Eton Avenue Association for Special Needs Allotments by Gillie Wilkinson

September 1st  Group meeting will all the local  Women Institutes

October 10th  Make & Show evening,  Members’ bring along various items of interest & that they’ve made.

November 14th  Talk on The Swinging Sixties –  by Sue Stephenson

December  TBA – Christmas Wreath Making with Rita Drury

December 12th  WI Christmas Celebration Meal at The Thatch Restaurant, Bottesford for Foston Members’


January 9th  Flower Arrangement demonstrations’’ with our Rita Drury

February13th  Foston WI Members’ Celebrating our” 96th Birthday Night”

March 13th  Foston WI Annual Meeting

April 10th  Ruby & Betty’s Bras Emporium with Emily Eady & Helen


We all look forward to meeting you....


Programme 2016 -2017

May 10th W I Resolutions & Talk on ACWW – Associated Country Women Of The World by Irene Roddam

May 16th WI Home Economics Meeting @ Walton Girls School

May 22nd Village Hall “Mad Hatters Tea Party” – Celebrating The Queen’s 90th Birthday – Tickets on sale

June 14th Talk on “You can put your money on it” by Anne Hobbs

June 22nd/23rd Lincolnshire Show - at the show ground

July 12th Talk by Sharon Kirk – Author & Chartered Surveyor

July & August Outing/Trip – details TBA

September 10th Talk on Grantham Canal Society by Rosemary Gibson

September 27 Group WI meeting at Foston Village Hall– talk by Dawn Blunden, “Sophisticake”,
Maker of many Royal Cakes

October 11th Craft evening – with Members’ Demonstrating & Making Cards’

November 8th Talk on “Ladies in Pigs” – Tracing meat to fork by Mary Ibbotson

November TBA – Evening trip to Grantham Boots

December TBA – Christmas Wreath Making with Rita Drury

December 13th WI Christmas Party for Foston Members’


January 10th Talk on “Tales of an Wimbledon Umpire” by Alan Gray MBE

February 14th Foston WI Members’ Celebrating our” 95th Birthday Night”

March 14th Annual Meeting

April 11th Talk on Lifeboats by a Sea-safety Officer – Peter Barnard

We all look forward to meeting you....

 WI Photographs here