Women’s Institute

Bunbury W.I. meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month in the Playing Fields Pavilion with a talk or demonstration, some brief WI business and refreshments prepared by Members.

Bunbury WI is part of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI). There are 6,500 WIs nationally grouped together to form 70 county and island federations, each with a regional office.

Bunbury WI is in the Cheshire Federation of Women’s Institutes (CFWI). The Headquarters are at 11 White Friars, Chester, an interesting building in the city centre – please browse the website at www.cheshirewi.org.uk. for further information. Bunbury WI belongs to Forest Group, which has twice yearly meetings for all its members to socialise and enjoy excellent speakers, a carol concert and even a darts evening. The WI also has its own residential college near Oxford where members can enjoy a wide variety of courses in lovely surroundings.

Apart from our monthly meetings we have regular outings to the theatre and live screenings at the cinema amongst others. We have smaller groups for reading, keep fit, craft and scrabble.

Our monthly speakers for 2019 are:

May 9th. Resolutions and Social Evening

June 13th. A Spanish evening with Flamenco Dancing

July 11th. Hearing Dogs – Ruth Allen and Piper

August 8th. My life at Granada TV – Judy Popley

September 12th. Floristry Demonstration – Margaret Bourne

October 10th. Gin Tastings – Densem Wines Nantwich

November 14th. AGM and Social Evening

December 12th Travels around South America – Hazel Griffiths

The WI is a great place to meet and make new friends, visitors are warmly welcomed – £2 per visit which includes delicious refreshments – contact:
Sue Watson 01829 260 642

BUNBURY WI AGM November 2018

We looked back on another successful and enjoyable year for Bunbury WI, everyone has played their part in it and we have shared fun and friendship whilst benefitting from a wide range of activities, experiences and speakers, highlights being our New Year lunch at the Tollemache Arms, creating a canvas painting, discussing Mental Health issues at our resolutions meeting in May, Phil Alcock shared his love of books, our own Member Pat Blackwod shared her Secret History and a DIY Harvest Supper and quiz in September. Live screenings of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in February and the Ballet Swan Lake in June was enjoyed by many.


In 2017 we had some very interesting and entertaining talks by various speakers including a visit from Waitrose which took us on a cheese and wine tasting journey.  And not only that, as we had to vacate our usual meeting place due to the Voting for the General Election we were forced to hold the meeting in the beautiful setting of Bunbury Mill.


Our outings included visits to the Odeon Cinema in Crewe to enjoy live screed theatre performances, a night at the new Storyhouse complex in Chester, a visit to the Garden Open Day at Haughton Hall and an enjoyable day at the Emma Bridgewater Factory.  Some members even had an overnight visit to London.

Back in Bunbury we were delighted to be invited to partake in Village Day in June and we also had a Crown Bowls Tuition day with Afternoon Tea in Bunbury Playing Fields Pavilion.  And as well as our usual groups a Scrabble Group was started this year and our Craft  skills were challenged when we learnt a new skill of painting on crockery with our completed projects fired and displayed at our WI Produce Show in September.