MEET three smiling ladies – members of Wellington's new Women’s Institute.

Almost 50 women attended the group’s launch in the hope of making new friends, learning new skills and becoming part of the WI community.

The group has been set up for women of all ages in the Wellington area with the next meeting at the Beambridge Inn, Sampford Arundel, on Thursday, February 21, at 7.30pm.

Meetings will take place on the third Thursday of every month at that venue.