Welcome to Northumberland 

a Thriving and Vibrant Federation


Whether you are a member, thinking of joining us or just visiting the region, I would like to welcome you to Northumberland.

Northumberland is one of the least known and most unspoilt regions in England.  It contains the Cheviot Hills reaching to the Scottish Borders, some 50 miles of coastline of “outstanding natural beauty” and, of course, Hadrian’s Wall, Holy Island, and the Farnes.

It is steeped in history, with castles and lands where violent border battles have been replaced with tranquillity not easily found elsewhere.

Newcastle – the regional capital is a thriving city with an enviable reputation for its warm and friendly welcome. We are pleased to welcome members from urban areas of the County. So, whether you live in the wilds of Northumberland or in the towns and villages there is sure to be a WI near you.

Our 3,139 members enjoy friendship, fun and learning new skills, rejuvenating old ones and hearing some amazing and entertaining speakers.  There are so many opportunities for all kinds of women in our WIs and as we evolve to meet the needs of women today, now is an exciting time to join.  Have your say in campaigns, get involved in projects and be part of a growing organisation.

There are 112 WIs around the Federation and their membership numbers range from 9 – 90.

We will be celebrating our Centenary in 2018 and will have some extraordinary events around the Federation so why not join us and be part of our fabulous future.


Hilary Robson - Federation Chairman