Warkworth Show entries

Hoping for an increase in the number of entries this year!

Class 462  An individual savoury pasty

Schedules containing entry forms still available in local shops [saw some in The Greenhouse] and online, using the link below to find entry forms.




WI Life, September edition

The magazine has, as it’s star letter, a piece about the craft group’s project to make re-usable sanitary pads for girls in Kenya! There is a prize for this – bottles of Belvoir  soft drinks which can be shared at W.I. meetings!

Garden visit, Bide-a Wee

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A garden visit is being planned for Wednesday afternoon, August 28th, to Bide-a Wee Garden and Nursery [click on the link above]

The previous garden visit, to Herterton, was very enjoyable. We will be going in members’ cars and will car share as much as possible, with lifts  given to those who don’t want to drive.  If you want to join us on this trip, please contact Serena [President] or Judy [Secretary] by phone or email [on the back of the programme card] or Kate Burnham if you have her contact details.

There is a tea room and offers on entry if you are an RHS or Gardener’s World magazine subscriber.

August 6th, Visit to Hauxley Nature Reserve,



A small, but select, band of members met at Hauxley for an afternoon outing, on August 6th. Alex, the manager, gave us a brief  update of progress on the reserve and also showed some old photos of the area before it’s development. Some members were able to identify some of the places and added their reminiscences to his light -hearted talk. The rain stopped and some headed off for a short walk to a couple of the hides, while others went straight to the Lookout Cafe for refreshments. The walkers joined them and they all enjoyed drinks, cakes and scones, accompanied by lots of chat, of course! The Hauxley Face book page has a post about our visit – click on the link below



More photos courtesy of Jan Shotton and Serena Coulter



Meeting with Anne-Marie Trevelyan, M.P.

Friday, June 21st and Warkworth W.I. members and supporters met with our M.P. at her constituency office in Alnwick,  presenting her with a petition from a cross section of our community about carbon emissions and reducing plastic pollution. A Mass Lobby of the Climate Coalition, of which N.F.W.I. is a member, will take place at Westminster on June 26th, using the slogan “The Time is Now”. We accompanied the petition with a letter raising particular issues and a hand crafted green heart badge [made from recycled plastic and paper] which represents the “Show the Love ” motto of the Climate Coalition.

See the petition at           W.I. Plastics group petition

The letter can be found on our website page and by clicking on this link

Letter to Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP

Feedback from the meeting

Feedback from meeting with Anne-Marie Trevelyan


Paul Mien, Warkworth poet

Updated our W.I. blog with an extra photo

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We had an inspiring evening on June 4th when local poet, Paul Mien,  entertained us with readings from his poems.  He painted vivid pictures with his words and many scenes were immediately recognisable, such as the sea breaking over Amble North Pier. Others were insights into his experiences or were inspired by events such as Remembrance celebrations. In fact, he had seen our working party putting poppies on the bridge and in a poem titled “A Journey to see a hero” described “a bridge cascaded with a poignancy of poppies”.  The hall had been decorated with some poppies to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Paul has published a booklet of his poetry titled “The language of sands”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMany members commented on how much they had enjoyed the evening. 4 members had written poems for the competition and Helen Wilson was the winner with her poem about her Yorkshire terrier.

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