Welcome to Ashendon WI website

We are a lively group of women of all ages and from all walks of life. Our members are not only from the village of Ashendon but also Bicester, Calvert Green and Fleet Marston.

If you are looking for something new to do why not come and join us at our interesting & fun monthly meetings which are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the village hall at 7.30pm.

It's an opportunity once a month for all ladies to enjoy each other's company. We even have a glass of wine on offer! We promise you will be welcomed warmly and will join a proactive WI where you will make new friends.

In February we learnt all about the origins and present day workings of the R.N.L.I.. This is a wonderful organisation and even though you may think somewhat remote to us as we are miles from the coast they are in fact almost on our doorstep being involved in many rescues on the Thames.

In March we heard about the northern part of Ethiopia with Jenny Edmans.  This part of the country supports subsidence farming and the people are welcoming and friendly.  They were delighted to show their culture and churches to visitors and the photographs we were shown gave us a real flavour of their lives.  

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 13th June which is our 'Surprise Night' and open to members only.  In July we meet on Tuesday 11th when we will be 'Meeting the Author', Eileen Gershon, and all our welcome. 


Ashendon WI - The Members in 2016
 2016 Members


Greetings from Ashendon WI - maing flower posies for the ladies of the Village




Dinner at The Long Dog January 2017


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 Enjoying a Committee Meeting - June 2016 

June Committe Meeting

June Committe Meeting



 BFWI Walk in Westminster with a Blue Badge Guide and the Suffragettes

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Suffragette Walk Nov_09


Fund Raising for Denman College at Hill Farm 

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Blewbury Manor Gardens

In the Barn at Blewbury Manor


 Blewbury Manor 


The Poppy Factory at Richmond


Poppy Factory

Poppy Factory Machinery


NFWI Annual Meeting Brighton

NFWI Annual Meeting Brighton

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Visit to Ray Meadows BBOWT Heritage Site

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An Evening at the Chilton Estate - June Surprise Meeting

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Visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea - March 2016


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 Christmas with Ashendon WI

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Ashendon WI Visits Broadcasting House:



 The 2015 BFWI Co-Operative at the Buckinghamshire County Show:

This year the theme was 'A WI Inspiration'  and the Ashendon Ladies chose to highlight the campaign to save the Bees.  The ladies worked hard with knitting, crochet, baking, flower arranging, jam making and accessorising. Our entry came second by 1/2 a point!!!





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 The 2015 WI Centenary Celebrations: The WI was founded in Anglesey in 1915 and after 100 years we are celebrating in Ashendon!!  The flower 'Parterre' has been planted outside the church gate and our members have been present at the Centenary Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, the Centenary Annual Meeting at the Albert Hall and the Buckinghamshire Federation celebration at Waddesdon Manor.  The WI Centenary Baton visited Buckinghamshire and Ashendon WI was involved in welcoming it to Winslow in 'Ethel', the 1937 Morgan driven by Geoff. We also visited the Judges Lodgings in Aylesbury for our June meeting which event was kindly hosted by the Chairman of Bucks County Council, Bill Chapple OBE and his wife, Sue.

                                            The Centenary Flower Display

2015 Centenary Flowers outside the church


                                          Ethel with the WI ladies at Winslow

BAton arriving at Winslow April 2015



                                        Dressed for the Palace




 Ashendon Ladies on site at the EFW Plant

On 4th August  Ashendon WI made a site visit to the EFW plant at Calvert.  The visit was very informative as well as being enjoyeable and we think we now feel a little more comfortable with the prospect of this huge operation so close to our village. 


EFWSite Visit in August 2015


 The Ladies in the Telegraph Media Offices

On August 3rd Ashendon WI took a bus up to London and spent the morning at the Palace of Westminster touring the Houses of Commons and the Lords and being guided through the history of the Palace courtesey of John Bercow, our MP.  We also visited the Speakers House which was fascinating.

After lunch we walked (or taxied) down to Victoria Station  for a private visit to the Telgraph Media Offices and we learnt a lot about how modern multi media journalism works.

Visit to the Telegraph Offices August 2015


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Upcoming event

June Meeting

Tuesday 13 June 2017

"Surprise, Surprise"