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, 7.15 pm for 7.30 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


New Year Message 

Barbara (Chair), Suzanne ( Secretary) and the committee of Smisby WI would like to wish you a very


2015 was the 100th year of the WI which was celebrated in many ways by a garden party at Buckingham Palace and the AGM at the Albert Hall which some of our members had the privilege  to attend.

We as a WI have had a very busy year starting with the 80th celebration meal, attending group meetings at Ticknall including a 100th Birthday party. We have organised days out at the Patchwork show, Archery, Sailing on Carsington Reservoir, Chocolates and flowers at Ashbourne, Crown Derby tour of the factory, and another Murder Mystery night.

 In between these events we have raised money for Smisby Church by providing Bacon Butties to  visitors who had a guided tour of the church, local walks every month and our monthly craft mornings,  plus the monthly  meeting with some very interesting and enjoyable speakers.

Can it get any better for 2016?  well how do you fancy Paddle Boarding with the Grandchildren, Go Karting and Golf at a driving range, lovely walks and some very interesting crafts to learn.


Thank you for your membership and supporting the various events we have put on through out 2015


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