Fenstanton WI – Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

The proverb – “Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow” puts forward the idea that great enterprises have modest beginnings.

What is now a national federation originates from a small beginning in Ontario in 1897 when the inaugural WI meeting was held. The idea quickly spread across Canada to the UK and the first WI meeting took place in Wales in 1915.

Fenstanton WI has been running for over one hundred years, meeting monthly with a speaker or demonstration.

Unfortunately since March 2020 our physical meetings have been suspended due to Covid-19 and we have used email to provide our Members with a ‘virtual substitute’ to visit recommended websites related to the topic of the month.

Hopefully meetings will resume some time in 2021 and in the meantime we wish our Members all the best.

The WI Oak Tree was planted at the Cemetery entrance as a sapling in 2000 and 20 years later is really well established!

Fenstanton WI - oak tree in 2020

Fenstanton WI - oak sapling 20000