Smisby Village

Smisby Women's Institute



Smisby WI was founded in 1934 and we celebrated our 80th anniversary in  2015. A short history is available via the history page.  Also the WI organisation celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2015.

 Smisby WI are a small but very friendly institute and meet on the third Thursday in the month in various locations.

We have a varied programme with a speaker at most meetings.

Smisby WI meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month, 7.00 pm for 7.15 pm prompt start.


All meetings normally in Smisby Village Hall, Main Street LE65 2TY at 7pm for a 7.15pm start.  In addition, monthly walks and craft sessions are also organised.


Subsidised Subscription 2016 is £36 and Dual membership with another WI is £17  

Refreshments are £1 per meeting


Guests (carers exempt) maximum of 3 meetings per year


Secretary;  Mrs Suzanne Jones 01530 415346


Smisby Success 

Smisby won the competition at the Harpur Crewe spring group meeting on 13th April. The theme was "a beach hut in any medium".  Angela Regan made the Smisby entry, which was a cushion embellished by machine embroidery and received the cup, as shown in the photos taken by Pat Barnes. Click to enlarge the photos.



Latest Visit: Button maker and Jewellery Museum


The WI travelled to Smethwick to visit the last remaining mother of pearl button factory in April and enjoyed an entertaining talk by the owner and the opportunutiy to buy some of his beautiful jewellery made from shells. The museum in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham was visited too.  Click to enlarge the photos.


Read our updates in the Village Newsletter on this site


We are part of the Derbyshire Federation

DFWI Headquarters

“Derbyshire House”, Sherwin Street,

Derby, DE22 1GP

Telephone 01332 342596


Smisby WI visit to Elford Community Gardens June 2013