The Women's Institute

"inspiring women"

Welcome to the home page of the Astons WI

Visitors are very welcome to attend our meetings, which are held at 2:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month (excluding January and August) in the Astons Village Hall.

In addition to our monthly meetings we have an active programme of trips and events throughout the year - see our "What we do" page for more details.


About the WI

The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 WIs.

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) website: Click here to find out more