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!

November 3rd - More Cartoon Fun

Tutor: Malcolm Whittall

malcolm whittallIn 2020 Malcolm took a cartoon workshop for us at very short notice (his first ever on Zoom) and it was a roaring success, so we’ve invited him back for another - hopefully in the Village Hall this time.

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