Stone Rangers WI Leytonstone's branch of the Women's Institute

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are great fun, covering a diverse range of topics and activities. We often theme them to tie them in with current WI campaigns. Previous meetings have included:

  • Talks on women’s issues, health & well-being, local history & the local causes and community projects we support
  • Crafts such as making soap, beeswax food wraps, greetings cards, Easter Chick egg cosies & Christmas wreaths
  • Quizzes, Music Bingo and Food & Drink tastings
  • Gardening themes – making posies to combat loneliness and learning how to encourage bees into our gardens

All meetings are held in the function room of the Heathcote & Star pub, unless otherwise stated.

Upcoming Meetings & Outings

SRWI Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday 14th June – 7:30pm

Forest Recycling Project

Meet and learn about Waltham Forest’s own recycling, reclaim and reuse charity.

With the climate is in crisis and everyone trying to make decisions in our own lives that are more environmentally supportive and ethical, and to save money too, take this opportunity come and learn about FRP’s wonderful work locally, with reclaimed paint and much more.

Previous Meetings


After enjoying a “wonderfully eclectic” career, in 2015 Claire decided to change her life completely. She is now successfully self-employed, restoring vintage furniture and classic campervans, and being part of TV shows and a successful luxury glamping business. Claire will talk to us about how she got to where she is today, and survived the ‘rollercoaster’ ups and downs of her life, of bereavements and depression, to be the happiest she has ever been.

SRWI Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday 10th May – 7:30pm

My Journey – Claire Swingler

SRWI Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday 12th April – 7:30pm

SRWI AGM

Join us for our Annual General Meeting when we will review the last year, elect our President and introduce the new Committee.

Following the formal part of the meeting, Kraftgurus will lead us through a fun craft activity.