What a successful AGM!  

Our Guest Speaker was Heather Jacks, winner of the BBC Sewing Bee in 2014. Heather had an interesting story to tell of her time on the Sewing television programme and brought along the garments she made on the show.

Photo shows Heather with our County Chairman, Anne Rodwell, beside her winning garment from the final. If you are a fan of the programme, you may remember that the model wore a top hat and held a riding crop to portray Heather's other passion - horse riding and dressage.
23.10 County Chairman with Heather Jacks

Amongst our guests, we were pleased to welcome Marcia Williams, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, the High Sheriff, Milan Shah, together with the Mayor of Northampton, Stephen Hibbert and Mayoress Liz Cox, as well as representatives from other local Federations of Bedfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, Leicestershire & Rutland and Warwickshire.23.10 Anne Rodwell with DLL Marcia Williams
23.10 DLL Marcia Williams

We were delighted that the High Sheriff, Milan Shah, was able to be with us.
23.10 Officers with High Sheriff

We welcomed the Mayor of Northampton, Stephen Hibbert and Mayoress, Liz Cox
23.10 Mayor & Mayoress with Officers


Pauline Duff Trophy Winner Ruth Hatherall – Chacombe WI
Challenge Trophy Winner  - Lois Weedon & Weston WI
Joyce Haynes County Quiz Cup - Cranford WI
100th Anniversary Certificates  - Geddington & Newton WI
- Spratton W

We know how much members enjoyed shopping in the interval last year but unfortunately the time went too quickly, so, this year we introduced a shopping hour from 6pm to 7pm with local businesses in attendance. This made for a great shopping experience before the main business of the AGM and was much appreciated by members.
23.10 Rushton WI members shopping