About us. Who we are, what we do and why

There isn't a typical member of Westcliff-on-Sea Women's Institute (affectionately known as WosWI). We come from all walks of life, from hoteliers, decorators and teachers to full-time mums and those who are retired. What we do have in common is a dedication to having fun, enjoying the company of interesting and inspirational women, broadening our horizons and occasionally indulging in the odd tipple. 
Each year we vote on a local charity to support, based on members' suggestions. This year we raied a total of £1508 which will buy costumes for MODS Drama Group.

This year's charity is the Carli Lansley Foundation.

Go to their website (click here) for more information including a most moving video presentation.

Our interests cover a wide range of activities from crafts, culture, education, sports and social. Members are encouraged to form sub-groups to pursue these interests.

Meeting details

The second Thursday of the month (except Aug)

Meeting time 8pm - 10pm (doors open from 7:30pm)

at the Royal Naval Club at 73-79 East St, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6LQ


There is some parking at the back, as well as the surrounding streets, and from 8pm you can park in the clinic opposite.