Club trilby is presented to chairman

From left: Margaret Woodliff Wright, Alnwick Rugby Club chairman Dennis Hetherington with his trilby and Scotland rugby legend Gavin Hastings OBE. Picture by Steve Miller
From left: Margaret Woodliff Wright, Alnwick Rugby Club chairman Dennis Hetherington with his trilby and Scotland rugby legend Gavin Hastings OBE. Picture by Steve Miller

Alnwick Rugby Club chairman Dennis Hetherington was presented with a hand-made club trilby at the club’s mini rugby festival earlier this month.

It was made by milliner Margaret Woodliff Wright, above left, from Doxford.

The spectrum blue felt hat features an Alnwick blue and gold trim, with enamel lion detail, named headband and was specially signed for Dennis by Scotland rugby hero Gavin Hastings, pictured above right.

The hat was commissioned after Margaret made a previous trilby which sold at auction at Alnwick Rugby Club earlier this month.

It was bought for £240, with the proceeds going towards funding the club’s U9s’ rugby tour to Yorkshire in May.

Margaret will be at a HospiceCare North Northumberland fund-raiser at Doxford Hall on May 12.