Beckford Women’s Institute
Beckford WI is well established and in 2016 we had an active group of over 30 ladies. We meet in Beckford Village Hall on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30pm except August. New members are always welcome!
In addition to the monthly programme we organise theatre trips, local walks, craft sessions and skittles to name but a few! We also contribute to local community events.
What a Year 2017 was! Yet again we had a wide range of Speakers to educate, enlighten and entertain us!
We started the year “Girl Guiding in Namibia”, moving onto a Chocolatier, Pearls, Midlands Air Ambulance – with an open invitation to visit their base at Strensham, laughing out loud to Poetry and Prosecco, where we all tried our hand at writing poetry with some surprising results! We heard about the importance of sleep and then celebrated summer with a garden party. The Autumn season started with a WI favourite – “For the Love of Tea”, we were shown a new side of Tea not explored before and thoroughly enjoyed it. We made jewellery and held an Auction and then suddenly it was Christmas, with another Party to enjoy and a Carol Concert at Bredon! In between times, we held monthly walks, book clubs, put on Spring Craft Fayre, visited BBC Bristol where we had a go at presenting the weather and being in an episode of The Archers and many other activities were enjoyed!
Next year looks to be just as exciting, a yearlong craft project is to be launched – watch this space! A trip to Stratford’s Shakespeare Theatre, a Craft Workshop day, attending a talk by Michael Portillo, another talk by Adam Henson and a proposed trip to Bristol to see Concorde in the Autumn, along with all the usual activities.
And not forgetting time to chat, drink tea and eat the famous homemade cakes and biscuits we are so proud of!
Knitting Project 2018 for Gloucestershire Neonatal Unit.
Tiny cardigans and blankets for premature babies.
Take a look too at our programme for 2018
Be Inspired by Beckford WI
Make new friends and join in the fun!
President : Yo Yates 01386 881373
Secretary: Margaret Darby 01386 881862