We are Corbett WI.

Based in Catford and comprised of local women of all ages and backgrounds, we are a growing inclusive community dedicated to creating new experiences and opportunities for all our members.

Corbett WI membership

Corbett WI membership

Our meetings are on the 4th Thursday of the month at Corbett Community Library on Torridon Road, Catford and we usually have a speaker or an activity. The next one is 24th October 7.15 - 9.15 pm. We discuss WI business and local issues with a break for refreshments and a chat.There is a £42 annual fee to join, while guests pay £5 per visit.


The Gardening Group visited the Sussex Prairie Garden and…

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Borde Hill Garden in late September. Click for more images

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Ali Ryan, who is an Ambassador for MQ:Transforming Mental Health Through Research, gave a talk on mental health and wellbeing at September’s meeting. Her work can be found on www.outingdepression.com

During Open House weekend we took the rare opportunity to visit hidden gem Crystal Palace Subway. We also paid a visit to Crystal Palace Museum.

Visit www.cpsubway.org.uk and www.crystalpalacemuseum.org.uk for more information.

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Current campaigns

Find out about the most recent NFWI campaigns:

Get on Board for a Better Bus Service

No More Violence Against Women

Five Minutes that Matter

Make Time for Mental Health

Click https://mywi.thewi.org.uk/public-affairs-and-campaigns/current-campaigns and remember you’ll need your MyWi sign in details.

We had a triumphant Plant Sale at July’s meeting using the generous contributions of our members. All plants were sold eventually and a grand total of £261 was raised!


For our June meeting Camilla from Capital Bee gave a fascinating talk about her city bee-keeping. If you’re interested in keeping bees, more information can be found at capitalbee.co.uk

Ascot trip

Our members donned their fascinators for a trip to Ascot. The weather held out with only a few spots of rain on arrival at the racecourse. Our main winners of the day were Kay for Handbag Bingo and Nicole on the horses.

If any members have photos of the day they’d like to share, please send them via corbett@wkfi.org.uk


Annual meeting results

On 24th May we had our Annual meeting, where we voted for a President for the next year, so well done Gill! The Committee will consist of Ann, Gill, Jackie, Kay, Lotte, Phoenix and Yvonne.

Corbett WI also voted for the two nationally chosen Resolutions - Don’t fear the smear and the A call against the decline in local buses. Ann and Phoenix gave heartfelt speeches for each of the Resolutions and both were passed by the membership.


Pashley Manor Gardens

Pictures from a Gardening group trip.


Slappers of Southwark

Slappers of Southwark - Kay G. took some of Corbett WI, along with our mascot Sukii, on a marvellous guided walk. We learnt about women’s history between the 16th and 18th centuries around the London Bridge, Borough Market and Bankside areas, ending up at the Anchor Bankside Pub for fish and chips. Click on the image for more pictures.


Leonardslee Gardens trip

Gardening group visit to the stunning Leonardslee Gardens in Horsham, as these pictures will testify. Click for more images.

Author talk

At March’s meeting Susan Elliot Wright gave an absorbing talk on her life as a successful author. The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood is her latest novel.


Chelsea Physic garden

Gardening group trip to Chelsea Physic Garden, following the snowdrop trail.

Email corbett@wkfwi.org.uk for information about joining us.

Members can find us at Corbett WI on Facebook.