HM The Queen Platinum Jubilee 2022
HRH Prince Charles wants us all planting trees to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. His aim is to create for the Jubilee a green canopy, it is to be called the Tree-bilee.
The Federation has been working with local Councils to make our own Federation’s Green Canopy. We have been lucky in that we have been offered a FREE tree for each WI in the Federation, but as yet we don’t know what type or size they will eventually grow into. The trees we will be given will be slender ‘whips’, so you don’t need to be thinking about digging a 14-foot hole!
Please let the Office know if you would like a ‘whip’, obviously we don’t know what type or eventual size of tree you will get but we do know it’s the start of our own Green Canopy.

On Thursday 16 September 2021 2.00pm – 4.00pm, to mark the day there will be a drop in afternoon at Cresswell House where tea and cake will be served.
Many members will have been busy crafting or writing poetry or prose over this long lockdown period to fill the time and we would love to show your efforts. Anyone wishing to submit something for display please take the item to Cresswell House, CLEARLY MARKED WITH NAME, WI AND CONTACT DETAILS by no later than Tuesday 7 September. This is a chance to catch up with other members and to see what we have been doing during lockdown.

Murderous Newcastle
Come and join us on 3 November at 2.30pm or 4 November at 11.00am for a guided walking tour in Newcastle which takes a look at some Newcastle murders in times past and the fictional murders in the novels of Ann Cleeves and Mari Hannah. Starting at the Castle Keep and finishing at the Lit and Phil. Each tour will be approximately one and a half to two hours long. Application is via the WI Secretary if the WI is open. If not, members can apply direct to Cresswell House by sending an email to or telephone 0191 217 0808. Closing date is Friday 15 October 2021.

Northumberland WI

t: 0191 217 0808

11/12 Brenkley Way
Blezard Business Park, Seaton Burn
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 6DS