About Bleadon WI

Welcome to the Bleadon WI blog where we will be able to keep you up to date with all the news and events going on at Bleadon WI

You will just need to log in regularly to catch up with us, and if you would like any stories, photos or events added just email the Bleadon WI committee at bleadonwi@hotmail.co.uk

Bleadon WI meets at the Coronation Hall, Coronation Road, Bleadon at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month, all are welcome.

Thursday, 7 February 2013



To support ACWW’s commitment to promote the use of re-usable shopping bags, we’re asking every WI in Avon Federation to make a shopping bag using only recycled materials.  The bag should be no larger than 16 in x 14 in (40.5 cm x 30.5 cm), excluding handles.
Please bring your bag to the Federation Spring Meeting in the Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare on 27 March 2013 where they will be displayed and judged.
So fire up your imagination – can’t wait to see the end results!

NEW! WI Centenary Fruit Cake Competition

NEW! WI Centenary Fruit Cake Competition

The WI has a reputation for home baking that is second to none and WI teas are legendary. More than anyone, WI members appreciate the importance of creating and recording special recipes for others to pass onto the next generation, or simply share and enjoy over a cup of tea!

Fruit Cake Competition 

The NFWI Education Committee is giving members the opportunity to share their fruit cake recipes nationally and win the chance to have their recipe commercially produced and served at the WI Centenary AGM in 2015.
To find out more about the competition and how to take part, please visit the WI Moodle.
This competition is open to WI members only.

NEW! Photographic Competition

NEW! Photographic Competition

In 2005, the Federation Support Committee hosted a photography competition 'Women'; the response was overwhelming and all entries demonstrated a high level of photographic skill, imagination and interpretation of theme.
To encourage this wonderful talent, members are now being given the chance to enter a new competition by submitting an entry based on the theme 'Inspirational Women'.
Photographic Competition 
Photographs must be based on the theme 'Inspirational Women' and may be entered under two categories: 1) Colour and 2) Black and White.
Entrants must send their work to their federation office for initial judging, federations may then select up to three entries per class to go forward for national judging.  Closing date for federation entries: Monday 16 September 2013.
For a full schedule, or to find out more about the competition, please contact your Federation Secretary, visit the Moodle or contact Helen Neal at the NFWI Unit.
This competition is open to WI members only.

WI Food ...........

WI Foods are now available to order online or by post see link below for details


National Library Day - 9th February 2012

On Saturday 9 February, librarieswest (Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire) will be running the following offers:
Free prize draw - Anyone who visits a LibrariesWest library on the 9th February and borrows at least 3 physical items will be automatically entered into a Free Prize Draw with the chance of winning a Kobo eBook reader and a range of new and current release DVD titles. For full details please see the terms and conditions.
Half price hire on DVDs - DVD hire charges will be set to half price for the 9th February in all LibrariesWest branches.
Free reservations - Reservations placed on your behalf by staff in a library on the 9th February will be free. This is limited to a maximum of 3 per individual and excludes items obtained from outside the LibrariesWest consortium and music, drama and reading group sets.
Top 10 great reasons for having the library in your life - Visit your local library on the day and find out what we think are the top ten best reasons for using libraries. You may be surprised, and you may disagree. Let us know what you think!
Further events will be available at the following North Somerset libraries, your members may be interested in the Family History advice session we are running at Weston: 
Contact the Enquiry Centre with an information enquiry between 10am and 3pm on 9 February your name can also be added to a celebratory prize draw(Terms and conditions).
Story times for under fives accompanied by parent/carer at: 
Bookstart Rhymetime for under fives accompanied by parent/carer at:
Family History advice from volunteers from Weston-super-Mare and District Family History Society.