Welcome to Example Federation

Lesley HoldwayFederation Chairman

Welcome to the Wiltshire Federation

WI House, 17 Couch Lane, Devizes SN10 1EB 
Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 10am - 3.00pm

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.

The Board of Trustees has kindly voted me in as Chair again this year.  As we go into a second lockdown, I want to encourage you to use the phone - a chat a day to a member can cheer them up. We are going to be very challenged during he winter with our membership and meetings.  I know a lot of WIs are using Zoom for meetings, craft groups, book clubs and this is wonderful.  We were encouraging a buddy system but for the time beign, this cannot be done face to face except one to one in an outdoor public place.  It is possible to phone into a Zoom meeting, using one of the following +44 203 901 7895, +44131 460 1196 or
+44 203 051 2874. It will then ask you to enter the meeting ID folllowed by hash key.  If you follow the instructions you can then hear and join in with the meeting.

I hope some of you can manage to join in and let members who do not have the technology know how they join in.

At Wiltshire Federation we are using Zoom more for members, we have several events coming up and I do encourage you to take part where you can.

Check our Diary page for information on our events.

We have closed our office but can still be contacted on the email addresses below, our staff are either furloughed or working part time so if you do not get a response quickly, you will as soon as can be managed.

For any news within the Federation, please watch this space or keep an eye on our Wiltshire WI Group on Facebook, or emailEmail either fedsec@wiltshirewi.org.uk or chair@wiltshirewi.org.uk if you

If you are not a member and want to find out more about how to join a WI near you then please contact fedsec@wiltshirewi.org.uk We welcome all ladies over18 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.

Lesley Holdway
Chairman