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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford on Avon WI

Bidford Women's Institute

WI - Inspiring Women for 100 Years

Bidford on Avon WI have a full packed calendar of events for all to come along and enjoy. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Methodist Church in Bidford at 7.30pm.

Apart from our monthly meetings we have a walking club, arrange trips out, go out for meals, fun-raising for local charities and best of all we offer friendship and fun.

Come and meet Bidford on Avon WI and enjoy friendship in your own community. Have a night out with a variety of talks and demonstrations. You will be surprised - it's much more than just 'Jam and Jerusalem'.

If you are new to the Village or don't have anyone to come with, please give our President or Secretary a ring (contact details on the right).

There is so much more to being a WI member than the monthly meetings.

Looking forward to seeing you!

2016 Programme

Bidford on Avon WI have a full packed year of events for all to come along and enjoy.

Thursdays at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start:

  • January - Our New Year party – entertainment Your Committee!
  • February - Alison Kennedy – will be along to talk about whatever takes her fancy on the night. A novelist, short stories, drams. Her work includes novels, short stories, drama, non-fiction and journalism for a variety of UK and overseas publications. 'Dr Who And The Drosten’s Curse', 'All The Rage'. 2016 will see a new novel 'Serious Sweet' appearing with Jonathan Cape.
  • March - Jean Cholerton – will be along to talk to us about 'Our Wildlife Haven on the Old Railway, Cranhill'.
  • April - Dr Gillain White – will be along to talk about the Great Fire of Warwick.
  • May - Resolutions and a slide show by Anthea on her trips to New Zealand.
  • June - Ron Ball our Warwickshire Police Commissioner will be along to explain the workings of his office and what his responsibilities and aims are.
  • July - Eugene and Margaret Schellenberg will be along to show us the workings of the Ifakara Bakery in Africa and how they became involved.
  • August - Summer Outing – details to follow.
  • September - Susan Drage – Recycling with a difference.
  • October - Alan Godfrey – Postmans Knock – a history of the post in Warwickshire.
  • October Group Meeting - It is our year to host and we have booked Meriel Action to take us through Court Eticate.
  • November - Annual meeting and supper.
  • December - Brother William a monk from Bordsley Abbey Big Dave – who will come dressed as Brother William from Borsley Abey in Redditch and tell us all about the work of the Abbey.

Other events we are currently working on are our May outing/fashion show and again we will be opening our mulled wine and mince pie stall at the Bidford Christmas lights the last week of November. If you have any ideas for 2017 please let us know and we will see if we can book them up for you – it is your WI and we aim to please.

More Information

For further information about Bidford WI, please contact:

  • Shirley McAloon (President) on 01789 773366
  • Pauline Beare (Secretary) on 01789 773390