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.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Get serious about bedding

Get serious about bedding
a talk by local horticulture expert Paul Gilmour
A demo and talk about how to get the best from your bedding this Summer
Monday 7th April 7.00pm - Corpus Christi Hall
Tickets £5
To reserve tickets contact Paul on 07932674765
In aid of Weston Hospice care

Friday, 21 March 2014



We now have a new twitter account just for Bleadon WI


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Coming soon Bleadon Ball - hosted by Bleadon WI

Ladies the first sub-committee meeting was held last night to discuss the possibility of hosting a charity ball this year

The good news is we will be organising a charity ball once details have been finalised I will let you know

Friday, 14 March 2014

March meeting

We had a great WI meeting in March with our guest speaker Tessa Munt MP who gave an interesting insight into her varied life before becoming an MP and what is is actually like being an MP

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Bleadon WI Day Trip to Denman - 10th June 2014

Bleadon WI -Taste of Denman
Day Visit Tuesday 10th June 2014

A cookery demonstration by Jane Hornby  will give you a real taste of what it is like to come on a course at Denman. This is followed by lunch with wine, a tour of the college and a cream tea. The perfect day out!


8.00am                                  Depart Bleadon by coach 

10.00am                                Arrival - coffee/tea and biscuits

10.30 - 12.00pm                   Cookery Demonstration by Jane Hornby - cookery book writer and Good Food writer

12.00 - 1.30pm                     Lunch (including vegetarian options) with dessert and a glass of wine.  Time to stroll in the grounds and visit the College shop

1.30 – 3.15pm                       History and tour of the College

3.15pm                                   Cream tea
                                                College shop open to visitors

3.45pm                                   Depart

6.00pm                                   Arrive in Bleadon

Please see email for more details about subsidised cost etc .......

Highgrove Trip

Due to the popularity of the proposed trip to Highgrove with the Lions Club Janice Horrigan has arranged our own Bleadon WI trip to Highgrove with Bakers Coaches

This will take place on Monday 28th April 2014 at a cost of £36.00 the trip is limited to a group of 26 only so places are limited to a first come base

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight provides a great opportunity to take a look at the products that we buy and think about who produces them.
Stick with Foncho logo
During Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February – 9 March) campaigners up and down the country celebrate the difference Fairtrade makes to the lives of farmers who grow the products we enjoy in the UK.  Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms. 
This year's event will see the launch of a dedicated campaign aiming to bring about a landmark change in the banana industry. In the last 10 years, a bitter price war has seen the UK supermarket sector almost halve the shelf price of loose bananas while the cost of producing them has doubled. This is trapping many of the farmers and workers who grow them in poverty. Whilst Fairtrade provides a vital safety net for some banana farmers and workers, many still suffer.  The WI is backing the campaign for change.
- See more at: http://www.thewi.org.uk/campaigns/current-campaigns-and-initiatives/fairtrade/fairtrade-fortnight#sthash.vkmWFvmU.dpuf