The Bishopstone with Hinton Parva WI is a very friendly, active WI that offers its members companionship, as well as a range of leisure and educational activities. We were established in 1954 and currently have 49 members who come not only from the villages of Bishopstone and Hinton Parva, but also from the surrounding villages of Ashbury, Bourton, Liddington, Shrivenham and Wanborough, as well as from Swindon. 2014 will mark our 60th Anniversary and we are currently busy with celebration planning.
Our annual programme runs from May until April and we normally meet at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of each month for about two hours, either in Bishopstone Village Hall or Hinton Parva Village Hall (click). Ordinary meetings comprise a short update on current business, a guest speaker, competitions, a raffle and social time over delicious refreshments; the annual programme for 2013 – 2014 is here. We have two competitions at each meeting: bloom of the month, and a light hearted competition related to the evening speaker’s presentation. Click here for this year’s topics and winners.
Bishopstone and Hinton Parva are charming Wiltshire villages sited very close to the ancient Ridgeway, Britain’s oldest road. Click here for a map showing where we are. We belong to the Wiltshire Federation of WIs and to the Ridgeway Group of WIs, both of which are described in more detail below.
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