Remembering the creation of the WI in Geddington & Newton

In January 1923 Geddington and Newton WI was formed by a group of ladies from both villages. By February of 1923 there were 79 members!

WI minute book indicating the formation of Geddington & Newton Wi in 1923. [Photo: Geddington & Newton WI]

Geddington & Newton was one of the earliest WIs to be created and the present WI committee is planning a wide ranging, year long celebration of the event . In particular we are proud to be honouring the women of the villages who were so forward thinking, exceptionally creative and socially aware.

It would be really interesting to know if anyone has any stories or memorabilia relating to the last hundred years, in particular any photographs of people or events. Was your relative a founder member perhaps?

Does anyone remember Mrs Berrill, nee Alice Winter Dryland, from Newton? She was the first president and served for many years, building the membership up to over 100!

Please get in touch via the Contact Us button if you have stories to share. We’d love to hear them.