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The group was formed in 1992 after breaking away from the Women’s Institute as it was considered both expensive and less relevant to rural communities such as Great Bardfield.

Since the beginning of 2014 it is now our aim to open the membership to both Ladies and Gentlemen and of course visitors are always welcome. Meetings are held at 2.30 on the second Tuesday of the month in Great Bardfield Town Hall.

Members subscription is £25.00 per annum.

Visitors - £5.00 per meeting.

Tea or coffee and biscuits are served following our talks. A raffle is held with the proceeds given to one of the three chosen local charities that we continue to support.

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust, Farleigh Hospice and The Creamer Fund.

Added to our monthly talks, a summer outing and a theatre trip are organised, with an occasional bring and buy plant and book stalls. Details of our talks can be found in the Bardfield Times and posters displayed around the village.

Our year concludes with a Christmas lunch at a local hostelry.

We would very much like to increase our membership and extend a very warm welcome to everyone.

Further information from our Secretary, Marilyn Edwards 01371 810555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


10th January     Farleigh Hospice Update & AGM       Jacqui Shannon
14th February   Love is in the Air     Eve Regelous
14th March   The Wildlife of Brazil     Graham Brace
11th April   Braintree Town Hall - A Virtual Tour     Michael Bardell
9th May   Reflections on the Great War     Carol Sleightholm
13th June   Burlesque, Me and the WI     Lindsey Barrell
11th July   Summer Outing     TBC
8th August   The Bag Lady     Sheila Gunson
12th September   The Magic of the Theatre     Roger Manion
10th October   The First Essex Witch Trials     Rose Griffin Twidell
14th November   Christmas Puddings     Will Edwards
12th December   Christmas Lunch     Venue TBC