Welcome to Plumtree WI!

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.

For more information about The WI, please click here.


Plumtree WI is a friendly group of like-minded ladies.

Plumtree WI meets at 7.30 pm on the second Thursday of each month, usually in the Burnside Memorial Hall.

Membership is open to all women and girls aged 16 and over.

In June 2018 we celebrated our 100th birthday.

You are welcome to attend our monthly meetings as a visitor; your first ‘taster’ visit is free, after that we ask £5 for each meeting you attend.

Welcome to Plumtree WI!


Please contact the Secretary, Elaine Harvey, on 0115 937 3336 or email her at ellyh1@live.co.uk.