Welcome to Example Federation

Pamela StoddartFederation Chairman

Welcome to the Nottinghamshire Federation

50th hb

January 2021 and we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of our newsletter 'The Hornblower'

Please look at the Newsletter page and download a copy - for a party on a page

Please look at Stop Press for latest news and Information for WIs.

Office Closure: As we are now in Tier 5 restrictions the Office is closed to visitors.

Please look at the County Office page for updates

January: An Information sheet has been sent to every WI either by Office 365 email or is in the post.

Would officers of WIs please access your Office 365 emails.  Thank you.


Zoom events for Members 


Wednesday 27th January @ 7.00pm 'New Year with the Trustees'  Warning there might be a panto!

Full details and booking on forms all available on County Office page.



show the love postcard

Every February, the WI have the “Show the Love” annual celebration of everything we care about and want to protect.

Within the last year, which has not been like no other, it has made us value what we love more than ever.  As making group display or meetings are not advised due to COVID-19 guidance; why not take part in this challenge.  Between the Show the Love period (1st to 21st Feb) we are challenging you to post in social media with images from your local area, your artwork or creative writing; your stories or pledges.  To make this interesting we have come up with prompts for each day. Why not send your images to us for the NottinghamshireWI Facebook page?.email suzanneplamping@nottswi.org.uk

Remember to use #showthelove @

1          S          Share an idea

2          H          Home

3          O          Observe

4          W         World

5          T          Talk

6          H          Have a go

7          E          Enviroment

8          L          Learn

9          O          Organise

10        V          Venture

11        E          Energy

12        T          Technique

13        H          Home

14        E          Eco

15        W         Water

16        I           Investigate

17        N          Nature

18        O          Open

19        T          Trend

20        T          Take a Pledge

21        S          Show the LoveE

Social media has become increasingly popular and it’s a great way to communicate with members and share information.

Did you know that Notts Federation has an Instagram account (NottinghamshireWI) and a Facebook page (NottinghamshireWI)?

It’s great way to Share news!  So tell us what you been doing; what you been making; or places you have visited. Let’s us advertise your events, promote your celebrations or get an answer to a question.

We are looking for interesting and inspiring articles and features so if you can help please get in touch; ideas are book reviews; film or tv reviews; recipes – food or drinks, craft ideas or quizzes. Get in touch via the accounts above or email suzanneplamping@nottswi.org.uk


Our headquarters, Trent Bridge House (County House) is located in the market town of Newark on the eastern borders of the county. The Board of Trustees & Committees bring everyone together to share in a range of activities, each committee have their own web page with reports of events and the latest news.. Do you want to Start a NEW WI ? Have a look at the information. See the Calendar for 2021


We have lots of fun & laughter with a variety of events and classes with a mix of education and entertainment thrown in.  Art, Craft and Sports - you name it we do it! . All our events are taking place via Zoom at the moment.  Denman College is holding on-line courses. Our monthly Newsletter - The Hornblower is 50 this year and keeps everyone informed, currently an email version only. During the year our members are made aware of Community concerns and raise funds for  ACWW. Associated Country Women of the World. 

Nottinghamshire Federation was established in late 1917, we have 116 WIs and over 4000 members.  If you are looking to make new friends or have recently moved into Nottinghamshire - come and join us. You can either type in your POST CODE in the search box at the top of the page or go to Find a WI. There will be a WI near to you or why not start a new one, please Contact us.

If you are visiting the area or have recently moved, please contact us here at County House, Trent Bridge House, Tel No: 01636 673550. email: secretary@nottswi.org.uk . Our staff: Sue Sanderson, Federation Secretary, Sandra and Heather, are always pleased to welcome visitors or call in for a cup of tea during office hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am-3pm. CLOSED THURSDAY & FRIDAY. Please note for the County Office, because of Tier 5 restrictions the office will be closed to visitors.

We will be delighted to see you.

Pamela Stoddart
Federation Chairman