|The Women's Institute in Dursley|
The Women's Institute in Great Britain dates all the way back to 1915
and there are now (2012) around 6600 individual groups nationwide. Dursley's
group was established well before the Second World War during which time
it contributed an enormous amount to the effort on the home front. Perhaps
most importantly this included growing and preserving food but the members
also got involved in many other activities such as caring for evacuees.
The group is now part of the Gloucestershire Federation of Women's Institutes
and is still going strong in the 21st century.