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Jolly Scarecrow competition

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, May 9, 2014, In : Federation news 

The Northumberland Federation is running a competition for WIs to make a scarecrow that will make people smile.

The competition is being held at The Heighley Gate Garden Centre during October half term.

The scarecrow can be any size up to 6' in height and depict any character, real or fictional. It also needs to have a name.

Scarecrows must be delivered to Heighley Gate between 9am and 3pm on Thursday 23rd October. They will be on display until Sunday 2nd November and should be collected on Mond...
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Centenary baton at the Civic Centre

Posted by Anne Witton on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, In : Federation news 

To celebrate the WI centenary a special baton is making its way around the Federations and will finish its trip at the Annual Meeting in June 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall. It set off from Anglesey where the first WI meeting was held in the UK in 1915, and is now travelling throughout the 69 federations in England, Wales and the Islands to celebrate the links of friendship and community developed through the WI.

The baton has spent the last week travelling round Northumberland Federation and a...
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Federation visit to Denman

Posted by Anne Witton on Saturday, June 22, 2013, In : Federation news 
The Northumberland Federation is planning a trip to Denman from Monday 8th - Thursday 11th September 2014.

You will be able to enjoy the following courses:
  • Embroidered landscapes
  • Discover Oxfrord
  • Breads and doughs
  • Willow basket making
  • Gardens of delight
The cost for transport, 3 night's accommodation, all meals and tuition is £470 per person.

For more information and a booking form, please contact Ann Pringle in the Federation office on 0191 217 0808 |

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Northumberland Federation Bursaries 2013

Posted by Anne Witton on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : Federation news 

This year the Federation will be awarding Bursaries in memory of two members who each made excellent contributions to the WI.

The first is in memory of Heather Abrahams who was Chairman of the Federation from 2000 - 2004 and a WI Advisor. She took a great interest in Public Affairs and Education and the Bursary will go to someone whose choice of course or training reflects this.

The second is in memory of Margaret Clementson, a member of the former Tyneside Federation who joined the Northumberl...

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