Saturday 20 April 2024, hosted by BICTON & OXON WI
Come and join us for an afternoon traversing through Shropshire’s beautiful countryside, taking in Darwin’s Walk along the River Severn
Long walk - approx. 7-8 miles, Short walk - approx.3-4 miles
These will be on fairly flat terrain, although across some fields and maybe the odd stile. Unfortunately, no dogs.
Meet at Bicton Village Hall. Drink and flapjack for starters...
1.30 p.m. for the long walk 2.00 p.m. for the short walk.
… followed by a well-deserved afternoon tea at the end of your walk.
£8.00 (£4.00 for walk, £4.00 for refreshments) Please pay separately as per booking form - members only
Return visit- different season! Open to members and non-members.
Wednesday 24 April 2024
After such an enjoyable visit in September 2022 we have decided to return to enable you to see a change of season in this remarkable garden. There will be a variety of spring plants and flowering bulbs.
You will also be given a guided tour.
Coach departs Abbey Foregate Car Park, Shrewsbury at 8.00 a.m. arriving back 6.00 p.m.
Price includes ; coach, entry, guided tour and drivers tip.
Ticket price :£40.00 or £30.00 for RHS members and their guest, please include RHS number when booking
ONLY A FEW SPACES REMAINING
Wednesday 20 March 2024 (non-members welcome)
A great opportunity to discover the past through film, interactive displays and museum collections.
- Hot drink on arrival followed by a Guided Tour
- wheelchair access to all its museums
- coffee shop for food/snacks/refreshments (or bring your own)
Coach pick up and return (leaving at 3.00 p.m. )
Abbey Foregate 9.00 am (approx. 5.45 pm)
Telford Services 9.20am. (approx. 5.20 pm
Ticket Price £48.00
Friday 8 December 2023
11.00 a.m. at The Abbey, Shrewsbury SY2 6BS
A festive celebration, designed to incorporate all faiths and a blend of traditional and modern.
Free entry but please let us know if you are attending. Many thanks.
On the eve of Remembrance Day, we came together in Uffington Village Hall to celebrate the life, albeit too brief, and works of Wilfred Owen.
Thanks to the indepth knowledge of our speaker- Chris Huss- and a slide presentation collated by Lynda Oldham, we had an amazing opportunity to learn about Wilfred Owens’s early life in and around Shropshire, his war service and his most reknowned war poems.
After the presentation, Chris Huss gave a recitation of two of Wilfred’s key works including a line by line explanation of each poem’s meaning.
This was a very poignant event, tinged by the sadness and suffering that war inevitably brings. However, it was also good to remember and was a great reminder to us all that we should never forget.
When we set out to plan our WI event at the Abbey, we had no idea what a success it would be.
‘WI day’ is a national celebration of the first WI that opened in the UK, on 16th September 1915. It was at Llanfair PG on Anglesey.
Bayston Hill WI Ramble and Afternoon Tea
The sun shone on our Autumn Ramble; a Sports & Leisure County event hosted by ladies from Bayston Hill WI. Two walks of different distances. A leisurely climb up to Lyth Hill for the 4-mile walk, through a field of deer, then followed the Shropshire way back to the start.
On September 28th, in Westbury village hall, we were treated to an amazing performance by Alison Neale, of her one woman play- Larks and Magic- the story of E Nesbit.
Alison set the scene using her bespoke scenery and held us spellbound as she introduced us to the life of E Nesbit- and what a life that was! Edith Nesbit’s life was truly extraordinary.
A lovely evening was enjoyed by all who attended the recent skittles evenings at Loppington and Pulverbatch . Who can tell whether it was skill or luck for the wining team, either way there was lots of laughter and conversation which meant a successful evening for the event organised by the Sport and Leisure team.