Women’s Institute

Background                                                                                                                                                                                               The Women’s Institute movement originated in Canada in 1897.  In 1915 the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) was founded in Britain, originally as part of the Agricultural Organisation Society (AOS).  The first Institute was in Llanfairpwll, Anglesey.  Individual Institutes are self-governing and are grouped into county federations which together make up the NFWI.  The WI encourages women to participate in community life, cultural projects and public campaigns.  The Anglesey Federation of Women’s Institutes was formed in 1930 and became known as the Gwynedd – Isle of Anglesey Federation from 1974.

Local Branch                                                                                                                                                                                              The first meeting of the WI in Llangain was held on the 21 October 1947 in the school.  The President was Mrs Harries of Pilroath.  In 1969, a banner was made by Mrs Margaret Bowen of Avoca, Heol Smyrna.  For the Jubilee celebrations of the County in 1986, Mrs Marilyn Davies of Brynderwen and Mrs Jean Davies of Coedmor Avenue were asked to design a tablecloth which also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Institute in Llangain.  The beautiful hand embroidered cloth and the banner are proudly used on special occasions.

On 21 October 1997, the President, Mrs Vina Williams of Cnwc y Deri welcomed members to the hall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Institute.  During the evening, a wonderful cake made by Mrs Diane Davies of Garreglwyd was cut by founder members Mrs Dilys Davies, formerly of Penhen and Mrs Lizzie Thomas of Tŷ Canol.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The local branch continues to play an active part in village activities and celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Contacts  –  President – Glenys Williams, Golwg y Mor (near Clomendy).  T : 241 154.                                                         Secretary – Meryl Richards.  T : 232 616.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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