Hi and welcome to the website of The Heatons WI. Feel free to have a look around and if you would like to come along to a meeting they are held on the third Thursday of the month. Please note that from January 2018 meetings are held at The Heatons Sports Club on Green Lane, SK4 2NF. We meet at 7.30pm for a prompt 7.45pm start. Each meeting usually consists of a speaker or activity followed by a tea break, often with home made cakes.The second half of the meeting is usually a chance to share information on the many things going on in the WI, local and national, and our meetings generally close around 9.30pm. Visitors are welcome to come along for up to 3 meetings.

LATEST: If you can knit, crochet or sew teddy bears, woodland animals, flowers or bunting for our Teddy Bear's picnic in the park in May please let us know.

Interested in Joining?
If you're interested in joining The Heatons WI in 2019, send your details  to info@theheatonswi.com and we will contact you if there is a vacancy. You are welcome as a visitor for up to 3 visits. In the meantime, there are many new WIs opening in this area and you may be interested in trying other branches locally who are looking for new members. You can search for other WI's near you on the National Federation website, or on the Cheshire Federation website, or try looking at the Greater Manchester WI Unofficial Facebook page. You can also get in touch with us and we will try to help you.

The Month at a glance

Monthly meeting Thu 17th Jan 7.30pm 

President’s coffee Sat 26th Jan 11am

Singing Sat 2nd/16th Feb, 2pm

Barbara's Book Club Mon 20th Jan 7.30pm

Creative crafts Thu 24th Jan/14th Feb 7.30pm, 

No Boundaries book club Weds 30th Jan 2pm, at The Heaton pub, 474 Didsbury Rd

Spare Thursday-Line dancing 31st Jan at the Moor Club. 7.30pm

Thursday's Book Club Thu 7th Feb 2pm

Lunch group Weds 13th Feb 12.15pm Belding's, Heaton Mersey

Dining group Weds 30th Jan, Turquoise, Cheadle

Next Meeting   Thu 21st Feb 7.30 pm  

ALSO 

Walking and talking group every Tues 6.30pm

Badminton Group every Weds 10.15am

Swimming group Friday afternoons 2.30pm

See a copy of the latest newsletter here or go to the Newsletters page

We have lots going on at the Heatons, for more information on our activities find more info on the Activities page. 

News items include our newsletters, members news and the regular blog to keep all our members updated with what's going on even if they can't make it to the meetings. Read more here

We have groups for lots of activities - crafts, reading, dining, walking and we are always looking for new activities to try that members come up with. More info here

Every month we have a different speaker or activity at our meetings together with a fun competition that all interests can enter. Our latest programme is here

The Royal Cheshire Show in June is the highlight of the year. In 2014 & 2015 The Heatons WI had a record number of entries and won the Kandy Trophy both years. See the pictures here

Our Creative Crafts group is very popular, we try lots of different forms involving fabric cottons, yarns, and lots of other crafts. We've explored patchwork, quilting, scrapbooking, crochet, and even a yarn storm. We are always learning new crafts thanks to our active members. For more info go here 

Our WI began in 2008 and we were advised to make a tablecloth to use at meetings and craft shows. Using the skills of a member who was trained in graphic design we came up with a set of pictures to represent our area and our craft group produced it.For more about our tablecloth go here

We take lots of photos of our events and some are contained within the relevant pages but the complete archive collection can be viewed here

There are lots of photos on the Photo Archive page of all our events; About us gives some of our background and how we got started and Our Tablecloth is the story of how we set about creating the symbol of our group, (a mammoth enterprise of which we are very proud!); the Programme page has a list of the speakers and events at each of our meetings;the Blog is an account of some of our past meetings ; the Newsletters page has a copy of our monthly info sheet and Members' News page is for items on members events. If you're a member and you have any stories you'd like us to feature, or you want to know more about any of the items,email info@theheatonswi.com

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