--------------- The Hornblower---------------

Our Newsletter is published on a monthly basis, it communicates to members the WI events and news that is happening, has happened and will happen around the county of Nottinghamshire.

We will be printing an edition of the Hornblower in October.  

September Hornblower is an electronic version update. It has been sent to WI Presidents & Secretaries, and Treasurers please forward a copy to your members.

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The Hornblower began in 1971

September 2021 Hornblower

East Leake WI members enjoyed their Annual Garden Party


August 2021 Hornblower

Cotgrave WI are celebrating their 75th Anniversary and

did this on the top of their local Post Box.


July 2021 Hornblower

Lindhurst WI (Mansfield)  Knitting for Kings Mill Hospital


June 2021 Hornblower

Worksop Wonders WI walking the 'Miles for Miles'

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Lambley WI Decorated the Bus Shelter to celebrate VE Day

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May 2021 Hornblower

New Federation Chair Dr Helen Rose

Dr Helen Rose

April 2021 Hornblower

April 2021
Birds of a Feather WI (Arnold) held a Easter theme virtual
meeting here is a photograph display of their decorated eggs all so different!

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March 2021 Hornblower

March 2021
Barbara a member of Burton Joyce & Bulcote WI has made this wonderful pennant for the NFWI online exhibition. WI  Women in Activism Craft project:

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February 2021 Hornblower

A great February 2021 'Show the Love' photograph

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January 2021 Hornblower

Lambley WI Decorated their village Bus shelter as a Gingerbread House.
How good is this - it's great.

Lambley Jan 21



December Hornblower

November Hornblower 

October Hornblower


County Office

Committee Reports

Events NEWS


The Past revisited October 1975


October 2020

4 more photographs of the Sheila Norris Challenge

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Elston WI

September 2020

Five more entries - all are brilliant!

Hoveringham Bingham Belles

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August 2020

Here are 5 more photographs taken of the entries for the Sheila Norris challenge.

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July 2020

The Sheila Norris challenge 2020 entries would have been on display at the Annual Federation Meeting. They are great!!
These are photographs, just 5 this month taken of the 24 entries. This challenge was for everyone in your WI to participate and to be creative. Every member writes down one word that sums up their WI. The challenge was how the words could be displayed e.g. round a Pringle crisps tube, as a dish, as a badge, a straightforward collage ... be creative, it is the WI!

Mansfield Marians ravenshead july worksop wonders

Newark Fountain



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c/o County House.e: or see Contact us for details.
Copy required by the 4th of the preceding month.