The WI Team

Alix Siddall, President.

Alix Siddall -President

About me: Having been born and brought up in the area , I moved away and travelled around a bit before settling in South Milford. Being heavily involved in village life (Parish Council, Playing Fields Association etc.), the WI seemed the next logical (and much more fun!) step to take.

Fav cake: Anything homemade, especially involving fruit & nuts!

Heroines: Kris Hallenga for her strength of character and campaigning work for her charity Coppafeel.

Irene Breckon, Secretary.

Irene Breckon -Secretary

About me: Retired to South Milford 2 years ago having lived in London for 10 years. Joined WI shortly after moving here to meet new people. Love family times and meeting up with friends. Definitely enjoying village life & our eldest daughter has recently moved here too!

Fav cake: Anything from the T Post, another village bonus!

Heroines: The Queen for her dedication. My friend Jemma for bringing up two sons, now fine young men, single handedly, despite trials & tribulations.

Vivian Cripwell, Treasurer.

Vivian Cripwell -Treasurer

About me: When my two children started secondary education, I began working part-time for the NHS until my retirement 32 years later. I now volunteer at the Martin House Hospice for children in Boston Spa – a very special place. I have lived in South Milford for 17 years and love the village and the surrounding areas.

Fav cake: Prefer savouries but am quite partial to a slice (or two) of Lemon Drizzle Cake!

Heroines: Mary G, a very dear friend who battled a devastatingly debilitating illness with stoicism and bravery. Each day she looked for and found the sparkle in life.

Suzanne Cawood, Hall Manager.

Suzanne Cawood -Hall Manager

About me: I look after the hall bookings which means that my children associate the WI with lots of phone calls and emails!

Fav cake: Coffee cake with orange icing.

Heroines: Emily Bronte (for Wuthering Heights), Emily Pankhurst (everyone should vote) and Philippa, Comtesse de Sevigny (an obscure one that).

Caroline Dulson, Committee Member.

Caroline Dulson -Committee Member

About me: I love all things arty and crafty and will do almost anything for a good slab of cake and a cup of tea! Happiest when I'm pottering in the garden, painting with my children or drinking gin and tonic with friends. Joining the SMWI has at least covered one of these!

Fav cake: Any that I didn't have to make or wash up after.

Heroines: Mary Poppins (for the amazing bag).

Janet Whitehead, Committee Member.

Janet Whitehead -Committee Member

About me: I returned to Yorkshire four years ago after forty odd years working in the midlands. it’s wonderful to be back “ Up North” and my husband and I love living in South Milford. I enjoy dabbling in crafts, especially painting and pottery. I’m not good at either, but it’s fun. My time gets filled with family stuff and and dog walking.

Fav cake: Lemon drizzle is a favourite, chocolate not so much.

Heroines: Emily Pankhurst (obviously!) and my two grandmas, who both did everything they could to support their families through very challenging times and circumstances.