Although originally formed in 1915 with a view to revitalising rural communities and encourage food production during the First World War, the WI has broadened it’s aims significantly since then. It is now by far the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK, with over 100 years of providing support and opportunities to women from all walks of life and backgrounds.

There is a possible new Women’s Institute group for Battersea with a proposed start date as soon as January 2018. We think it’s a fabulous idea, and if you feel you would like to be involved or may be interested in joining, then please email

You can also find them on twitter : @battersea_wi