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Harmer Hill & District Women's Institute

Find Out More!


Harmer Hill Women's Institute was established in March 1955. We meet once a month at the Harmer Hill Village Hall as well as attending a wide range of other activities.


We are a group of 28 women from all walks of life who come together with a strong interest in supporting our local community, learning new skills, sharing experiences, being creative, having fun and making new friends!


We enjoy a wide range of interesting speakers at our monthly meetings, we also join in Shropshire County events and activities with other WI groups e.g., skittles, shows, craft activities, fashion shows and many more!



We are currently supporting the movement for clean water in our rivers and have organised several events to support this initiative including wild swimming in the River Severn in Shrewsbury! 


Join the Harmer Hill WI

This year to celebrate WI Day, national WI launched a video to show you all the amazing things that we get up to and what you can be a part of. Get involved!

Click here to view the National WI video

Our Harmer Hill WI Institute enters an annual craft, produce and flower arranging competition organised by the Shropshire WI Federation held at Shrewsbury Abbey. We also take part in several other county Federation activities and competitions, including involvement in the Shrewsbury Flower Show which is always worth a visit! 


We hope any new members will want to enjoy sharing with us the companionship, learning experiences and enjoyable sociable way of life, caring for the important issues in our community as we do.

What are the benefits in joining the WI? 


  • Get to know like-minded women in your community.

  • Access to local, county, and national events.

  • Monthly WI meetings.

  • Events, trips, and activities we run from the Harmer Hill WI.

  • 8 issues annually of the WI membership magazine, WI Life.

  • Regular newsletters/emails to keep you up to date with all the news and events.

  • A chance to have your say and be heard - make a real impact on local, national, and international issues.

  • Opportunities to learn, develop and pass on new skills.

  • Be a part of something special, the WI is the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK and has been running since 1915.

  • Use your membership discount on a wide variety of courses at Denman College the WI's own residential college in Oxfordshire,


Come and join us…

Everyone is welcome…you don’t have to be a member…just pop in and join us for an evening!


If you are interested in attending one of our meetings as a guest, just turn up at Harmer Hill Village Hall at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month, where you will receive a warm welcome (NB no meeting in August). 


Alternatively, for more information about becoming a member contact our President

Jenny Walsh on telephone number 07714 108507.


The Harmer Hill WI is part of a body of more than 180,000 women and part of the largest Women’s organisation in the UK.


 "Every member is there because they want to be. There is a huge feeling of support from every member – it’s just like a sisterhood!"


We are all keen to support our local community and WI campaigns address issues that matter to our members, they range from equal pay to climate change, from mental health issues to microplastic pollution.

We have an annual programme of events ranging from craft, sport, science, and the arts. There are county and national activities and competitions…we have been very successful this year with several awards received by members of the Harmer Hill WI.


There are events held locally, projects, and competitions that members can enjoy at home as well as National Events.


At our County Annual General Meeting held at the Severn Theatre in Shrewsbury, we like to arrange something special, we met Dame Stella Rimmington last year and one of Nelson Mandela’s security guards this year! Our interests are varied and wide-ranging!

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