Welcome to Example Federation

Margaret SimcockFederation Chairman

Welcome to the Herefordshire Federation

Hereford is a beautiful rural county situated in the centre of the country.  It is the home of Hereford cattle and it is also a large producer of cider. We take pride in the fact that there are no motorways in Herefordshire; life goes at a much slower pace. The borders are Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire.  It is made up of Market Towns and many small villages, some of which make up the Black and White Trail. This is a route following the very distinctive back and white houses in Herefordshire which are hundreds of years old.

We have a thriving WI Federation in Herefordshire with 53 WI's and around 1220 members.  Within the WI there are various committees who arrange various activities to educate and entertain us. They also give us the opportunity to socialise with members of WI's other than our own.

The Federation committees arrange trips to Denman College near Abingdon where you can learn new skills such as stained glass, cookery, hand bells or calligraphy, to name but a few.  Many of our WI's also give bursaries to pay for these visits. We arrange a visit to Denman every year for a “Taster day” and overnight stay; this is very popular with the members.

In 2020 the Herefordshire Federation are celebrating our Centenary anniversary.  This is obviously a very memorable event and we are intending to celebrate in a big way.  We are planning many events to commemorate this. Our celebrations will be starting at our Annual conference in April 2019 and will culminate at a Garden Party in Lower Hope, Ullingswick in June 2020.  Please see the Centenary page on the website for a history of the Herefordshire Federation.

Sadly due to the coronavirus outbreak, the centenary events planned from March 2020 onwards have had to be cancelled.

If you are new in the area and would like to make new friends then come and see what we do. You can attend three of our meetings free of charge before deciding if you would like to join but this is up to individual WIs.
For contact details of your nearest WI, please use the Find a WI facility on this website by inserting your postcode. You can also contact us at WI House (contact details below, but only open 2 days a week); you are always very welcome.  There is also a contact form on this website and you can also contact us via the Herefordshire Federation page on Facebook where there will be someone to answer your message at all times.

Welcome to Herefordshire WI.