Village of Dunsford, Devon

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Women's Institute



Very sad to say that Dunsford WI has now closed, after many many years and many members.

Our nearest WI meetings are held in Bridford and Christow only a few miles up the road.



Christow WI meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2.15 at Teign Valley Community Hall. Visitors and new menbers are always welcome to come along and hear our interesting speakers before tea and chat time which is followed by our meeting.

Our programme also includes monthly pub lunches, monthly competitions and outings.For more information phone Christine Basson on 01647 253215or email

Bridford WI 
Bridford WI is part of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes - the largest women’s group in the country. Through this link members are able to have a nationally respected voice on the issues which matter to them and to their communities.  In addition, there is the opportunity to participate in a varied programme of events and to learn new skills, both locally and through the wider opportunities that the WI offers.

Meetings usually take place in Bridford Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. but from November to February we meet in the afternoons at 2.00 p.m.  Our summer picnic in July is held at a local beauty spot.
As well as our monthly meetings, we regularly organise social events, lunches and visits to interesting and informative venues.  There is also the opportunity to join in the various activities arranged by both the Devon and National Federations, including Denman College for both residential and day courses.  Something for everyone!  Please contact Hilary Mackmurdo (252471) for any more information.

Bridford Programme

Here in Bridford, we have a varied programme throughout the year and our plans 2016 are as follows:
19th January Life in Portugal Aileen Morgan 
16th February A four minute opportunity for members to tell us something surprising 
about their lives!
24th February New Year Lunch at the Artichoke Inn
15th March The Wig Lady Sarah Jones 
19th  April The Life of Agatha Christie Pat Beasley 
Bridford Village Hall – 10.30 am
17th May Annual and Resolutions Meeting
21st  June A View from the Outside – Brian Graham 
Guarding No 10
19th  July Members’ Summer Picnic 
August Summer Break
20th September Enjoying the Night Sky Carol Boote 
18th October Ashburton Cookery School Stella West Harling
15th November Birds on the River Exe Roger Tucker (RSPB)
Bridford Village Hall – 12.30 pm
20th December Members’ Christmas Event

The National Federation website is

The Denman College web site is