We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month.
Our venue is The Social Room, Assembly Halls, Gates Green Road,
West Wickham, Kent BR4 9JW. Our meetings start at 7.45pm for 8.00pm
We Laugh, We Learn, We Care and We Have Fun Together!
Unfortunately our membership is full and we are unable to accept new members,
please use our ‘Contact Us’ page if you would like your name to be added to our waiting list.
Sorry but we are also unable to accommodate visitors at our meetings as our venue has reached its maximum capacity.
About Gates Green
Gates Green WI was formed in May 1971 in Coney Hall, West Wickham due to a heavy demand in the local area.
Today, we are a friendly and active group with membership of 60, all enjoying each other's company. We have a speaker at most of our monthly meetings, with a chat over tea or coffee in the break, followed by announcements of forthcoming events and any business to be discussed.
A monthly Newsletter is produced giving details of activities within the Group, in the Local WI's, in the Kent Federation, and Nationally.
As well as Federation events to attend we are extremely fortunate that some of our members are willing to arrange outings. To give an idea of what we do, the following paragraphs describe our recent activities.
We have had lovely excursions including Fulham Palace, Spencer House and Vintners Hall. Days out also included a coach trip to Highclere and to the Kent West Kent Annual Council Meeting.
We have kept fit by enjoying many walks including a tour of Mayfair, a very interesting walk covering the history of the Midwives of the East End and another discovering the Squares of Chelsea. We have been in the woodlands to enjoy our annual walk viewing the snowdrops and had several other lovely walks and rambles including a walk based around Women and Work in the city of London, another about the History of the Suffragettes and an enjoyable walk along the Thames from London Bridge to Greenwich. We also held our annual game of skittles in Limpsfield. All of the above usually involved a lovely lunch!
We have also enjoyed many talks including those on The British Red Cross, the Duchess of Windsor, Heir Hunters, Scams and Doorstep Crime, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and a visit from the Dogs Trust.
We also have monthly clubs which include a book club, a craft group, whist, darts, knitting and scrabble.
The Annual Membership subscription for 2019 is £42.00 which includes the “WI Life” magazine delivered to your home eight times a year.
Where to find us:
National Federation of Women's Institutes
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