District 128 was formed in 1987

The founder Chairman was Mary Cotterall, who had been Secretary of the now divided District 5, the Secretary was Pat Russell, who had been Overseas (as it was then) and Chairman of District 5; Dorothy Hilton was Treasurer, Gaye Pedley Editor and Barbara Lowe Overseas; Dorothy Hargreaves was 1st Vice Chairman, and Member of Council was Peggy Gornall who had previously been Secretary and Chairman of District 5 .

In District 128’s first year, 1987-88, there was an International Inner Wheel Convention in Stavanger, Norway which was very well supported by members of the District, everybody travelling together and was a great "bonding" experience for all.

There were 47 Clubs when District 128 was formed with over 1,400 members.

There was also three Clubs with over 40 members which made them eligible for an extra vote at District.

The "Aims and Objectives" of Inner Wheel have not changed in 29 years.

The Objects of Inner Wheel

To promote true friendship

Clubs meet regularly and have a full and varied programme through which friendships are built and maintained. Visiting other clubs and joining in their activities broadens the opportunity to make new friends.

To encourage the ideals of personal service

By working together as friends our clubs have an outstanding record of personal service to the community, supporting refuge centres for abused women, helping at local hospices and much more

To foster international understanding

Clubs support their own International charity along with the District International Service Officers charity and many more

How District 128 Began

Past District 128 Chairmen

1987-88 Mrs Mary Cotterall JP (Runcorn)

1988-89 Mrs Dorothy Hargreaves JP (Prescot)

1989-90 Mrs Dorothy Hilton JP (Newton-Le-Willows)

1990-91 Mrs Barbara Lowe (Horwich)

1991-92 Mrs Gaye Pedley (Middleton)

1992-93 Mrs Freda Sargent (Walkden)

1993-94 Mrs Margaret Buckley (Crompton & Royton)

1994-95 Mrs Barbara Butterworth (Ramsbottom)

1995-96 Mrs Joan Taylor (Bury Irwell Vale)

1996-97 Mrs Beryl Thomas (Rochdale 86)

1997-98 Mrs Brenda Brearley (Salford)

1998-99 Mrs Elaine Brogden (Leigh)

1999-00 Mrs Betty Heyworth (Prestwich & Whitefield)

2000-01 Mrs Mary Pilling (Ashton-in-Makerfield)

2001-02 Mrs Gill Thomson (Newton-Le-Willows)

2002-03 Mrs Maureen Duffy (Leigh)

2003-04 Mrs Ethel Glew (Eccles)

2004-05 Mrs Tina Brown (Tottington & Bury West)

2005-05 Mrs Eva Lomas (Astley)

2006-07 Mrs Pauline Daniels (Irlam 2000)

2007-08 Mrs Linda Gilbert (Swinton & Pendlebury)

2008-09 Mrs Sheila Howarth (Horwich)

2009-10 Mrs Katie Dalton JP (St Helens)

2010-11 Mrs Anne Wavish (Worsley)

2011-12 Mrs Janet Whittles (Middleton)

2012-13 Mrs Margaret Taylor (Oldham)

2013-14 Mrs Gloria Shepherd (Walkden)

2014-15 Mrs Terry Mahindrakar (Horwich)

2015-16 Mrs Denise Mullarkey (Hindley)

2016-17 Mrs Dorothy Bowker (Leigh)

2017-18 Mrs Elaine Day (Crompton & Royton)

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