Bicton & Oxon WI

Welcome to Bicton & Oxon WI

We are a group of ladies who meet in the small village of Bicton, just outside Shrewsbury in Shropshire. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in Bicton Village Hall – or by Zoom. (See our 'Contact' page for directions to Bicton Village Hall.)

We have over 30 members and always welcome visitors and more members. We enjoy a variety of events and speakers throughout the year, accompanied by plenty of chat and refreshments when allowed! You are welcome to attend two of our meetings without commitment to join. The cost for visitors is £3 which includes a raffle ticket and refreshments.

The proceeds from our trading stall go into a jar for the ACWW Pennies for Friendship fund. Our December competition for many years has been a wrapped gift suitable as a Christmas present for ladies or children at the Women's Refuge.

2020 was an unusual year...everything stopped at the end of March and we didn’t meet, of course, in April. Then we discovered Zoom! We have had meetings by Zoom with a speaker every month, from a historical talk to a cook-along to a cartoon workshop. We had outdoor get-togethers in the summer within the rules and we weren’t to be denied our August outing – several ladies and guests spent a wonderful few hours on a canal boat journey from Llangollen! Our Christmas event was a quiz using Zoom breakout rooms. So all in all a successful year, though very different to usual. Have a look at our 2020 year in pictures and also pictures of 2021 events as the year progresses. And we have even gained seven new members since March 2020! We’re looking forward to meeting face to face during 2021…

Bicton & Oxon WI was founded in 1924 and so we look forward to our centenary celebrations in 2024.

If you would like to join or visit us, please let us know via our contact form; we'd love to see you!

28th January 2022 - New Year Party

In Bicton Village Hall

7.30pm for members and partners. We have musical entertainment from Ray and Bev Langton, and the bar will be available. Please bring your own food which you can share with those on the same table. As usual, bring all your own cutlery and crockery, including a mug, and we will provide tea & coffee. Carol is making arrangements for seating, so could you let her know if you are coming, and if you wish, who you would like to sit with on tables of around six. Please let Carol know as soon as possible, then she can let us know a week before who is on which table, and we can each liaise to bring and share for that table. The charge will be £6 per person, to include a strip of 5 raffle tickets. If at all possible, could you pay by bank transfer in advance (see the featured post on the Facebook group page or contact Gilli for details) and let Gilli know that you have paid. If not, please bring the right change on the evening. We ask that everyone attending do a lateral flow test before coming. Masks will of course be mandatory unless sitting down to eat or drink.
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