The W. I.

This WI group has ceased to meet. It has been replaced by The Belton Ladies Group.

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Information from past years of the WI



President Mrs Barbara Clark 01493 781294
Secretary Mrs Sue Richmond 01493 780822
Ass. Sect Mrs Nora Bensley 01493 780182
Mrs Liz Myhill
Mrs Lin Hillier
Ms Terry Ladbrooke
Ms Jean Chapman
Mrs Liana Moore

At the December meeting on Tuesday 12th , Belton W.I. held their Christmas Party.  Members and guests joined together for this happy and friendly occasion with lots of laughter and chattering.  After enjoying a delicious buffet spread, solving a table quiz and receiving gifts, we were entertained with a musical quiz.  The evening was completed with the singing of Carols.  Thanks were given to the Committee for organising the party and to Liz for playing the piano.  Happy Christmas to all and a prosperous and healthy New Year in 2018.


2018 Programme

Christmas Dinner 2016
On the evening of Thursday 6th December 30 of our members gathered together at the Furxedown Hotel, in great Yarmouth, for our Christmas Dinner. We were greeted on arrival, made welcome and looked after well. The food on each course was delicious and we all enjoyed a happy and relaxed evening. Many thanks to all at the Furzedown.
Sue Richmond


Dulcie Gunstone and Rona Stewart R.I.P

In December 2015 Beton W.I. Lost two of their respected and loved members of the institute.
Dulcie was founder member of Belton W.I. And served as the president for some years. She was a well respected member and worked hard for the institute. She will be sadly missed by all her many friends. Rest in peace Dulcie. Rona passed away in December. She will be so missed by her friends in Belton W.I. She was a well respected and hard working member of the committee for many years, who could forget her rendition of “Sisters” or her portrayal of a “Bag lady”. She meant so much to all of us. Rest in peace Rona.
Barbara Clark (President Belton W.I.)

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Belton W I celebrate their Diamond Jubilee

On Thursday 23rd April 2015, Belton W.I. held an evening at the JGI to celebrate their Diamond Jubilee.  Invited guests included Wendy Adams, Norfolk Federation Chairman, Cindy Brookes, Norfolk Federation Secretary and W.I. Advisers, Ann Simons and Carol Cousins.  One of our special guests was Evelyn McClintock, an amazing lady, now in her 90’s, who was one of the founding members of Belton W.I. in 1955.  In recognition of this, she was presented with a bouquet of flowers.  Members and guests were warmly welcomed by Belton W.I. President, Barbara Clark and enjoyed an evening of conversation and food, including a birthday cake baked and iced by one of our Committee members.  This was followed with entertainment from Patsy Rose, who encouraged us to join in with many of the songs that we recognised from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.  Both Wendy and Patsy Rose reminisced on many of the different events that had occurred in 1955.  It was an excellent and friendly occasion, enjoyed by all.

Belton W I Committee plus guests and a 1955 founder member

Belton W I Committee plus guests and 1955 founder member Evelyn McClintock

Singing Jerusalem

Singing Jerusalem

Presentation of Flowers

Presentation of Flowers

Celebration Cake

Celebration Cake

Ann Simons talking with members

Ann Simons talking with members

Cindy Brookes talking with Evelyn McClintock

Cindy Brookes talking with Evelyn McClintock

President Barbara Clark with Federation Chairman Wendy Adams

President Barbara Clark with Federation Chairman Wendy Adams

Photo of Belton WI members taken at the October 2014 meeting in
preparation for the National WI Centenary year 2015

Belton WI Members

Belton WI members Oct 2015

December 2015 activities:-
Christmas Party
On Tuesday 8th December, we held our Christmas Party at the JGI in company
with members and guests from other nearby WI groups and local village groups.
It was a basic, traditional style Christmas. The entertainment included, Table
Quizzes, amusing snippets and anecdotes.
At the end of the evening everyone went home with a smile on their face and a present.

Christmas Dinner
On the Thursday following our  Christmas Party, we continued our seasonal celebrations at the
Furzedown Hotel, Greatv Yarmouth where we gathered for an evening meal.
We were all well looked after and had an excellent time

Belton WI prides itself as a very friendly group of ladies who meet on the second Tuesday of each month at The John Green Institute,
Station Road, Belton at 7.30 pm.

We are a lively bunch with around 40 members. We enjoy wide ranging topics with talks, demonstrations and even belly dancing on one occasion.

We socialise regularly with lunches and dinners out. We have several in house teams that compete in area darts and 10 pin bowling and scrabble
matches.We also compete in local and area quiz competitions



We have a Craft and Social Evening on the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at the JGI (The John Green Institute) from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. We would love to meet you. Come and join in the many activities we have to offer

If you enjoy meeting people, playing board games, learning new crafts or just meeting and doing your own thing then this is
The Place to be on a Tuesday Evening.
Tea and Biscuits are provided and the evening will only cost you £1
If you would like to know more then just turn up on the evening or call Barbara on 780294 or Sue on 780822