--------------- 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 are very sorry to announce there will be no printed Hornblower published until further notice.  

December 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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December Hornblower

November Hornblower 

October Hornblower

September Hornblower


County Office

Committee Reports

Events NEWS


The Past revisited October 1975

The Past revisited September 1975


October 2020

4 more photographs of the Sheila Norris Challenge

Bleasby dorewood

Hucknall elston

Elston WI

September 2020

Five more entries - all are brilliant!

Hoveringham Bingham Belles

Blidworth b of f clarborough

August 2020

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

sutton on trent Forest Town N & s wheatley Teversal

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


June 2020

These are just 2 of the photographs showing what Members have been making during Lockdown - how beautiful they are!

lace june cardigan june

june Perhaps not quite as beautiful - Scarecrow promoting the WI!


May 2020

Patchwork Rainbow tribute to NHS

Jane Rainbow may

February 2020

Grove WI celebrating 95 years

Grove WI



To Advertise or to send copy or Photographs for the Hornblower please either send or email to: The Editor, Jenny Bailey.  email:
c/o County House.e: or see Contact us for details.
Copy required by the 4th of the preceding month.

Copy for January 2021 by 20th December


December 2019

Here are 4 Dorewood WI Members after receiving long
service awards for volunteering at the local Hospital


November 2019

Newark Fountain WI dressed as guests at a Bangladesh wedding

Newark Fountain

October 2019

Bunny and Bradmore WI has links with New Zealand. 
These Pin cushions were made to celebrate that link.

Bunny and Bradmore WI Oct

September 2019

Wollaton WI have created a wonderful Patchwork Quilt

August 2019

Kimberley WI helping the Community

July 2019

Mansfield Woodhouse & Pleasley Vale WI at 'Calendar Girls'

June 2019

Watnall WI enjoying a Bollywood session.

May 2019

Farnsfield WI celebrate 100 years!

April 2019

Lapwings WI taking part in the England Netball at Denman

March 2019

Dorewood WI presenting a cheque representing fundraising they had done
for the Chairman's Challenge.

February 2019

Forest Town WI celebrating their 70th Anniversary