Here's what's happening this month at Gloucester Rd WI.


This month we will be tasting chocolates courtesy of Zara's Chocolates 

There will also be a range to buy including chocolate bars, buttons and truffle boxes, which will be from £4 - £6, and up to £18 for the truffles. Please remember to bring cash for any purchases, and don't eat too much dinner!

We will also be covering all our usual WI business including Centenary projects, an update on the very successful Redland Fair and details of other events that are coming up.

Venue: Bristol St Andrew's Bowling Club – entrance through the fence on Derby Road, just past Happy Lane. 

We still start at 8pm but you can arrive from 7.30pm. You can also get a drink and have a mingle before and after the meeting as the bar will be open all evening.

Redland Fair

A huge success!

The Redland Fair was a phenomenal success and we raised over Â£850 for Jessie May. A massive thanks to everyone who helped out on the day and to those who made cakes.

An extra special mention to Rachel Mylrea who was chief organiser, she did a really impressive job getting everybody ready beforehand and organising on the day, well done!

Inspirational Women

Who are your most inspirational women?

At the July meeting we will be asking you to nominate your inspirational women. They might be family or friends or maybe someone more well known. You'll need to provide a picture of them and bring it along to the meeting. Each member will be able to nominate two women – so start thinking now!

WI Centenary Project Update


The first 25 lettered and numbered pennants looked wonderful at the Redland Green Fair and we are looking forward to seeing the full 100! We only need about 30 more pennants, they don't need to be perfect, so give it a go!

Here's the instructions and an A4 template, please have them ready by the June meeting.

For further details contact Hannah

Centenary National Raffle

We have have 100 tickets to sell at £1 each at this month's meeting. There's some great prizes!

  • 1st = £10,000
  • 2nd = 5 night Continental Christmas Markets Cruise for two (on Saga Pearl!)
  • 3rd = dinner and tickets for two to a West End show
  • 4th = Singer sewing machine
  • 5th = Martha Hill beauty hamper box
  • 6th = £100 Sutton Seeds voucher
  • 7th = £100 Edinburgh Woollen Mills voucher
  • 8th = set of WI cookery books

Centenary Survey

What are the big issues facing women today?

Who are the role models inspiring the next generation? To mark the centenary, the NFWI is conducting a special survey of WI members. The results of this survey will be used to inform the WI's future policy and campaigns. Full details and a link to the survey

For more information on the other national projects taking place check the main WI website:

Bristol Beer Factory Trip 9th June

This trip has now been extended tofriends & family

Please let us know via the Facebook group or at next meeting if you are interested.

Climate Change

A mass lobby of Parliament to take place on 17 June

As a founding member of the Climate Coalition (previously Stop Climate Chaos), the NFWI will be supporting ‘Speak Up’, a mass lobby on 17 June. If members are interested in taking part, contact Public Affairs at

Grow-Off – with home grown or foraged ingredients

Looking ahead, so you can get your seeds in now, the grow off categories for this year are:

  • jams
  • chutneys
  • home brew 
  • floral arrangement
  • largest fruit or vegetable of its kind
  • small but perfectly formed
  • most humorously shaped fruit or vegetable
  • best example of any 3 veg or fruit
Good luck with your growing!

Dates for
your diary:

Sign up at the meeting. All members welcome.

19 May: Monthly meeting – Chocolate Tasting with Zara's Chocolates

2 June:
Knit & Stich – 8.00pm The Flyer

10 June:

Book group – 7.30pm The Flyer

This Month's book:
'The Fair Fight' by Anna Freeman

Events & activities with Avon Federation here for any member.


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