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There was a light-hearted feel to WI activities with WI members taking part in music festivals, country dancing and some very ambitious pageants and plays were performed. The organisation continued to support the League of Nations and in 1934 sent a delegate to the International Congress in Brussels.
When war seemed inevitable, the NFWI had to decide what role it would play.
The National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) Board of Trustees consists of twelve elected members, plus the Chair of the Federations of Wales Committee (elected by federations in Wales) who is an ex-officio board member.
The NFWI Board can co-opt two further trustees from within the membership, so the Board can be a maximum of 15 trustees in total.
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By now the WI had become firmly established in the countryside, and was so well known that it was the subject of cartoons in Punch.
These archive documents have been kindly compiled by Denman archivist tutor Anne Stamper, who has drawn on previously published material including copies of the WI's original monthly magazine Home and Country, which dates back to 1919, and other documents deposited in the NFWI archives.
During the First World War it was formed to encourage countrywomen to get involved in growing and preserving food to help to increase the supply of food to the war-torn nation.
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During the Second World War the WIs felt that it was important to maintain their meetings as normally as possible, “thus providing for the members a centre of tranquillity and cheerfulness in a sadly troubled world.” During the war, the WIs contributed an enormous amount to the Home Front.
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Once the war was over the WI concentrated on getting back to normal as quickly as possible.