Loddon & District Women’s Institute

2020 – a difficult year.

Like all the other clubs and societies, Loddon WI seems to have been hibernating for nearly a year now! But the fact is that there has been quite a lot going on in the undergrowth!!

In spite of the successive lockdowns, we’ve managed to keep in touch with our members with monthly newsletters, ecards, and phone calls. Various activities were organised, including story writing, flower arranging and quizzes.

In the summer, when things were relaxed a bit, some members met for a socially distanced picnic on the playing field.

As a treat at Christmas we all received a Christmas card, a gift voucher, a Christmas quiz, and a small bag containing chocolates, a raffle ticket and two small candles.

It was suggested that we should light the candles on the evening when we would have held our annual Christmas party, and several of us did so and raised a glass to absent friends. The raffle has been drawn and the prizes delivered to the lucky winners.

Now we are into 2021. The future still looks uncertain, but various ideas and suggestions are being considered to keep us connected with each other until such time as we can meet again.

Loddon WI celebrates its 91st birthday this year.  We intend to be around to celebrate our 92nd!!

Best wishes to all. Keep safe and keep well.

About the Group

Loddon W.I. was formed in 1930, making 2020 our 90th anniversary.
Those early monthly meetings were held in Loddon’s Lecture Hall on a Tuesday afternoon, when 65, or sometimes more, ladies attended and listened to an uplifting or instructive speaker.  This was followed, of course, by tea and cakes.


Visitors are welcome anytime – we ask for a contribution of £4.00 to cover refreshments.  There is an annual subscription fee of £43.00 if you join in January, which reduces to £32.25 if you join in April, £21.50 for membership starting in July, and £10.75 for October – December.

If ladies would like to join us, either as prospective members, or visitors, just come along and say hello.

Our meetings are held in St John’s Chapel, George Lane, 7.15 pm  for 7.30 pm.

Contact Us

You can email us at loddonwi@gmail.com