Christmas 2018 at Kew Gardens


Wednesday 28th November 2018 - Evening


See the gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festival trail of lights.


More details to follow.  Names to Jean asap                                                                                 please.



Houses of Parliament

Thursday 11 October 2018 


An evening visit.  More details to follow.


See Jean to book 







Spring Group Meeting

Sunday 20 May 2018 at 2-6 pm
The Walled Garden, Stubbers Adventure Centre

Ockendon Road, Upminster RM142TY

A 'Pants' Afternoon  cost £12 plus a pair of pants

This was a very enjoyable afternoon meeting up with friends old and new from all our local branches.  The sun shone which was a bonus.  There were stalls for retail therapy, we were entertained by a very good singer rounded off by a very scrump0tuous cream tea.  A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  





Dames That Dine


Thursday 26 April 2018 Jubilee Restaurant Quarles 

Another lovely meal and time to catch up with fellow members.  The food was amazing and very enjoyable.  







Barn Dance

Memorial Hall, Gubbins Lane, Harold Wood


Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 7.30 

We had a great turnout for this event.  The ladies Dosey doed their partners

at the Harold Wood WI Barn dance.  This was followed by a lovely spread which included burgers, hot dogs, salsa dips, nachos and popcorn all washed down with sarsparilla and other soft drinks.  It was great fun and enjoyed by all.  







Spring Group Meeting 6 May 2017

On the evening of Saturday 6th May 2017 many of our WI members joined other local WI groups for our Spring Group Meeting.




100 Years Celebration

Picnic in the Park 17 June 2017

On Saturday 17 June members met in Harold Wood park for a picnic in celebration of our 100 years, and to have a community day out. 


The weather was glorious, and a good spread was shared from salads, meats, sandwiches and of course Cakes!!  It was nice to meet up and get to know members in an informal setting and the afternoon was very enjoyable.




Cockney Night 26th April 2017

Harold Wood WI held a social night, were joined by ladies from other nearby WI's and even had a few men join us.  We had a Good Ol' knees up, singing along to many well known and loved songs.  We were given Union flags to wave by our Pearly King and Queen and waved them patriotically when we sang along to Land of Hope and Glory.  


John, the Pearly King sang and played a guitar both before and after the interval he and Terri entertained us all evening and their traditional outfits were a sight to behold.  The pearl buttons made a wonderful sound as they walked amongst the audience.


Pie & Mash or Sausages and Mash were provided for dinner along with drinks.  The pies and mash came from the well known east end shop Cooke's.  The evening was rounded up with a traditional WI raffle.



Dames That Dine 18 April

The next restaurant visited was the Greyhound in Chadwell Heath which was a lovely evening.  The food was very good and the staff were very helpful friendly and polite.  A good evening was had by all.

Dames That Dine Christmas 2016

The Christmas meal was to Du Fratellis in Hornchurch which was a lovely evening.  The food was very good and the staff were very helpful friendly and polite.  A good evening was had by all.

Christmas Meeting 2016


The Christmas meeting was well attended.  A Ukulele band entertained the ladies for most of the evening with a wonderful buffet, as usual – well it is the WI!


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