Harracott Women's Institute was formed on February 6th 1952 (the day King George VI died) we have always met in Harracott Village Hall on the first Wednesday of every month for talks or demonstrations.
Originally the group met in the afternoon but numbers gradually dropped so evening meetings were tried and have continued ever since. We now have 25 members — very good for a small rural community.
In 1970 a resolution put forward by Harracott WI was adopted by the Devon Federation and proposed at the London AGM — nearly every member travelled to London to hear their resolution about seeking alternative sources of energy e.g. wind, wave, etc. passed by a majority vote.
More recently, about five years ago, a lottery grant enabled several members to spend a residential Course at Denman College.
Another achievement (before the days of `Satnav') was to provide every household in
Harracott and surrounding villages with their own grid reference and postcode to be displayed by their telephones for use when calling emergency vehicles.
We also accepted an invitation from HRH Prince of Wales to visit his gardens at Highgrove.
We are a friendly, sociable group and besides our monthly meetings, members often enjoy walks, lunches, coffee mornings, fund raising, educational courses and catering for local events - weddings, funerals, christenings etc.
Anyone interested in joining us can be sure of a very warm welcome.
Secretary - Beryl Sellwood 01769 560219 firstname.lastname@example.org