Wellingborough Hatton

Please note our new meeting date:
We now meet on the 3rd Monday of the month for dinner and business,
7.30 pm for 8.00 pm at:
Wellingborough Golf Club, Harrowden Hall, Great Harrowden, NN9 5AD

Number of Members: 21
About the Club:

The Club received its Charter in 1987.

Wellingborough Hatton takes its name from the town and also Sir Christopher Hatton who was one time Lord Chancellor and a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I.

He was also instrumental in the financing of ‘The Golden Hind’ for Drake’s voyage to the new world.


International Inner Wheel Theme for 2019-2020


International Inner Wheel President - Phyllis Charter


President the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in GB&I - Enid Law


Inner Wheel Club of Wellingborough Hatton Executive

Joint Presidents - Jan Johnstone and Moy Parfitt

Secretary - Jilla Parsley

Treasurer - Diann Layram

International Service - Sheila Cheetham

Club Correspondent - Bernie Birkett

Immediate Past President - Pat Waller


Welcome to the new Inner Wheel year.  This year, we have two for the price of one!  Yes, this year, Jan Johnstone and Moy Parfitt are sharing the Presidency.  They jointly received the Chain of Office from outgoing President Pat Waller, who had brought at piece of blue ribbon with her to extend the length of the chain!

IPP Pat Waller, handing over the chain to Joint Presidents Moy Parfitt and Jan Johnstone.


Jan and Moy want us to have FUN AND FELLOWSHIP this year, whilst helping our local community.


The July Coffee Morning was held at Maureen Randall's home.  Twelve members met in August at The Britannia Inn, Northampton for lunch.  For the first time ever, we selected to sit inside because of chilly weather conditions, but this didn't spoil the fellowship of all attending.


We played the final of the 2018-2019 Indoor Games Competition on Monday 19th August 2019 against the Inner Wheel Club of Blaby, at The Shoulder of Mutton pub in Gt Bowden.  It was agreed that it would be the best of 5 games of Skittles and after 3 games, Wellingborough Hatton was declared the winning team.  Each game played was very close.  District Chairman Suzanne presented the Joint Presidents with the trophy and then took it home with her to be engraved.  The evening finished with both clubs mixing together to enjoy at supper of Lasagne and Salad.


Flower Arranging at Rosewood Court, Wellingborough.  Five members visited Rosewood Court to arrange flowers with some of the residents.  They were shown how to do a posy arrangement and then invited to make one themselves.  Some needed very little help, others needed more attention.  They were a lively group and happily chatted with members.  The results looked lovely and they were able to take the flowers back to their bungalow/apartments.  The members were invited to stay for tea and cake in the community sitting room.



How the mighty are fallen!  Having been winners of the District Indoor Games Trophy for 2018-2019 (see earlier photo) we fell at the first hurdle this year.  Our Beetle Drive match against Kettering Club proved our downfall.  However, there was much fellowship and laughter between all members during the event and followed by delicious sandwiches and cakes, provided by Kettering's President Lorraine.

Seven members attend the District Rally at Greetham Valley on 12th September when Association President Enid Law addressed the gathering following lunch.

Our Mother Club was a joint sponsor with us for a Macmillan Coffee Morning held at The Tithe Barn, Wellingborough on 28th September.  There were delicious cakes for sale, together with 2nd hand books and good quality Bric-a-Brac.  Although footfall was lower than hoped, we raised a good sum for Macmillan Cancer Care.

 A party of 19, made up of members and Rotarians attended our Mother Club Wellingborough's 75th Charter lunch at The Courtyard Stanwick.


Rosewood Court residents had fun making ghosts, owls, black cats and spiders' webs for their Halloween party.  All made from toilet rolls, card and pipe cleaners - President Jan is a whizz crafter! 



A Musical Wash Board and Wobble Board were presented by the Club to Carers at Rosewood Court, to add to the collection of instruments, ready for Musical Afternoons.



Our Rotary Club, on behalf of the Royal British Legion, does the  Poppy Collection at Wellingborough Sainsburys for two weeks, with support from 6 members of Inner Wheel.


8 members attended the District Meeting on 14th November.  This was to be Refugee Relief's final collection of goods, as Bob & Moy Parfitt have decided to close down the charity.  Bob & Moy were surprised by the presentation of a gift to thank them for their work over many years.

Since September, we have held our Business Meetings at the Tesco Community Room in Wellingborough.  However, the last meeting there will be on 2nd December.  This follows a Member's Survey, when it was agreed that we would revert to one meeting a month from January 2020.

Following discussions with Wellingborough Golf Club, we have agreed to assist the Golf Club, by changing our meetings to the 3rd Monday of the month with effect from January 2020.  This is the same day as Wellingborough Club meet.


Five ladies from Rosewood Court were joined by Presidents Moy and Jan and members Jean and Jilla for a craft afternoon.  They made Christmas wreaths and crackers - see photo of the ladies with their handiwork..  Not only did the ladies enjoy the craft work, they love the interaction with our members. (photo to follow)

We sang Carols at Rosewood Court on 11 December, when the residents joined in the singing.  It was the birthday of one of the residents, so we began by singing Happy Birthday to her. Mulled wine and cakes were served by the Home to all afterwards.

16 December saw us singing again, this time at Lancum House, which we have visited for a number of year.  A few of the residents listening to us, happily joined in - not needing the carol sheets to remember the words.


We had a joint Christmas Dinner with our Rotary Club which was a lovely evening, all helped along by President Jan's two quizzes.



 Future Events:

13 January 2020 - to celebrate Inner Wheel Day - a Frugal Supper, at Jilla's home, 7.00pm for a Business Meeting, followed by supper at 8.00pm when Rtn Brian Evans will be coming to talk to us about "Street Meals".


15 January a Coffee Morning at Pam Groome's home

 23 January - Games Night v our Rotarians at Wilby Working Men's Club

12 February - Craft Afternoon at Rosewood Court

17 February - Dinner & Business Meeting at the Golf Club

28 February - Macmillan Quiz at Gt Doddington Memorial Hall

12 March - District AGM & Meeting at Rockingham Forest Hotel, Corby

16 March -  Dinner & Business Meeting at the Golf Club

18 March -  Craft Afternoon at Rosewood Court

20 April - Dinner & Business Meeting at the Golf Club

27 - 29 April - Association Conference in Belfast



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2012 Inner Wheel Distict 7 Wellingborough Hatton.