On Saturday 5th May the museum welcomed over 60 visitors to the Daventry WI exhibition celebrating 100 years of Northamptonshire’s Women’s Institutes.
Members of Daventry and other local WIs came to see the colourful displays of artistic and beautifully crafted examples of handmade items, some of which are pictured here.
Daventry WI Knitting and Sewing Group meet on the first Wednesday of every month at the Methodist Church Hall, Daventry. They have been knitting little jackets and hats for Gosset Ward, the Special Care Baby Unit at Northampton General Hospital. The picture above shows some of the tiny garments they have been making.
Children can get involved in the exhibition with colouring in and taking part in our quiz: WI Museum Quiz
The next Saturday open day of the WI exhibition is Saturday 2nd June from 10am to 4pm. The exhibition runs for a month and is also open from Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
For more information about WIs in Daventry please see details below:
- The Methodist Church Hall, Golding Close, Daventry, NN11 4FB who meet at 2.00pm on the third Wednesday in the month. Please contact Bridget Pointing (President) on 01327 301749 or Jean Gosling (Secretary) via [email protected]
- The Daventry Timken WI ladies meet every second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at the Mayfield Park Sports Centre. Please contact Margaret Daynes (President) on 07714 326900 or email [email protected]