The Women's Institute is a kind of society for housewives. Often ridiculed, it is quite an old idea, the original WI was formed in Llanfairpwll... on Anglesey, Wales, circa 1910?. This town also has one of the longest place names in Europe, Europe. If anyone knows the full spelling of the place - add it in.
The Welsh answer to the suffragette movement, traditional activities are jam-making and needle-craft.