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A Message from the Federation Chair

A very warm welcome to Wiltshire - a beautiful and diverse county in the South West of England almost half of which is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Wiltshire is uniquely rooted in the past; Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age people all built settlements on the hills and downs, while Romans, Normans and Saxons left their mark on our countryside and towns.

Stonehenge and Avebury are by far the most famous Neolithic sites in the UK, but Wiltshire is also known for the eight iconic white horses carved into its chalk hills.  Other attractions and landmarks include Salisbury Cathedral which boasts the tallest spire in England, Castle Combe voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Lacock the home of photography, Caen Hill Locks - one of the original seven wonders of the waterways, and last but by no means least the home of Brunel’s Great Western Railway in Swindon.


We update our Facebook Group regularly and you can find us at 
We also have an Instagram account and have videos on YouTube which help explain the WI set up so please check out wiltshirewi on both sites.


WIs are now meeting back in person and enjoying each other’s company after nearly eighteen months of lockdowns and worry.  We have been double jabbed, we are taking care with our halls making sure they are safe and we are welcoming new members who might need company and friendship.  If you are interested in joining a WI you can contact us below or check out where one is near you at

If you are not a member and want to find out more about how to join a WI near you then please contact our office on 01380 739340 or email [email protected] 

We welcome all ladies over 18 years old to this wonderful organisation which is the largest organisation for women in England and Wales. It is a great place to meet other women, learn new skills, have new experiences, campaign on issues and have fun.

Go on, give us a call.

Elma Lawer

Elma Lawer
Chair - WFWI

[email protected]

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