Womens Institute

The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and to 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.

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  • A full description is available on our online database

  • Reference number: CR WI

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