Herefordshire - About Us

Welcome to the Herefordshire Federation

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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 57 WI's and around 1350 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 November for a “Taster day” and overnight stay; this is very popular with the members.

There are many Continental coach trips arranged by the Federation. This is a lovely way to enable single travellers or those who may not be confident enough to travel in a safe environment with good company.

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 on Monday 29th April 2019 and will culminate at a Garden Party in Lower Hope, Ullingswick in June 2020.

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 contact us at WI House (contact details below); 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.

Welcome to Herefordshire WI.

Val Lewis
Federation Chairman

Contact Email addresses:

Federation Secretary:

Federation Chair:


WI Forum:


WI Advisers: See adviser page

Where we are

Address: WI House, 90 St Owen Street, Hereford

Post code: HR1 2QD

Telephone: 01432 272268


Tuesday and Wednesday only - 9.30am – 2.30pm.

HFWI Charity No: 1056051

Who we are

Federation Board of Trustees

Federation Secretary and Office Staff

Federation WI Advisers

Federation Committees

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