Abingdon Fitzharrys WI arranges various trips and events locally. The Oxfordshire Federation WI also arranges trips, craft workshops/demonstrations and other events, details of which are provided in News & Views, a monthly publication available to all members.
On Monday 27 April the Oxfordshire Federation are having a coach trip to London, where they will pick up a Blue Badge Guide and take in the Museum of `London and the Postal Museum, including a ride on the underground mail rail. The trip will also include some free time at Exmouth Market and a fish and chip supper.
Other dates for the diary are:
Monday 24 February 10.30 am to 3.30 pm at Didcot Civic Hall Health and Wellbeing Day. Speakers are Doctor Katie Barber, Clinical Lead for the Oxfordshire Menopause Service, who will cover all aspects of menopause and post-menopause; Mariella Bliss will talk about traditional Italian food and the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Bring a packed lunch, tea/coffee and cake will be available to purchase.
Wednesday 26 February 10.30 am – 3.30 pm at Benson Parish Hall The Historic Knitter and Pendell’s War. In the morning Joyce Meacher, an expert in historical and military knitting, talks about knitting for the troops from the Crimea to the present day, and reproducing items for museums, re-enactors and films, including War Horse. After a light lunch, Fay Pendell, daughter of Oxfordshire veteran of the Normandy landings, Bill Pendell, talks about her experiences being at her father’s side when he talked to children at home and abroad about his wartime service.
Wednesday 25 March Oxfordshire Federation Annual Meeting at Oxford Town Hall. Morning speaker Lady Jay of Ewelme, current High Sherriff of Oxfordshire. Afternoon speaker Tom Heap of BBC1’s Countryfile and Radio 4’s Costing the Earth.
Throughout the year individual members arrange coffee mornings not only to raise funds for our WI but also for friendship and fun.
As soon as we get the dates we will include them in our calendar.
For further information about our events, speak to a member of the committee at the monthly meeting or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.