Kington St Michael has two WIs - All Angels WI and WI (KSM). You can become a member of either or both; this also applies if you already belong to another local WI group.
For further information on both of our WIs please click on the tabs to the left.
The WI movement was founded in 1897 in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, by Adelaide Hoodless, a farmer's wife. Having lost a child through, as she thought, her lack of knowledge of household skills and hygiene, she realised that there were other women in the same position who had the will to learn and so the WI movement was born.
The first WI in the UK was started in Lllanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Angelsey, in 1915. The 90th Anniversary of the formation of the National Federation of Womens' Institutes was celebrated in 2005. Nationally, there are 230,000 members who have the opportunity to enjoy friendship, learn new skills and broaden their interests, and ,as a corporate body influence local, national and international affairs.
In 2009 the Wiltshire Federation of Womens' Institutes celebrated its 90th Anniversary.