Crowborough Vale WI

Where we meet

Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, TN6 1FE

When to come along

2nd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm

What we do

We hold friendly meetings with the general business of the group, feedback from our spin off groups and an interesting speaker every month, a raffle, a competition, a cup of tea and a chat to finish off.  Please feel free to join us at any meeting. You will not be on your own when you walk through the door; we will make you welcome and ensure you have a pleasant evening.

President – Alison Atkinson
Committee Members – Jennie Wood, Maureen Peake, Anne Knight, Sybil Twinn, Janet Fuller, Susan Booth, Maureen Nixon and Anne Knight.

Crowborough Vale WI meetings
10 January 2017Flotsam and Jetsam
The weird and wonderful world on our beaches
Andrew Dinsdale
14 FebruaryGrace Higgins 'Angel of Charleston'
Keeping house for the bohemian Bloomsbury Set
Tessa Boase MA Oxon
14 MarchOur Birthday Party
How to Grow Old Disgracefully
Lady Crabtree
11 AprilThe Mafia and I Conquered Mount Etna
Ann Chance OBE
9 MayFar Aroung the Middle -
How to Get Rid of it for Good
Dr Marilyn Glenville
13 JuneThe History of Buttons
Rupert Matthews
11 JulyHeir Hunters:
Probate research & taking part in a TV series
Lady Mary Teviot
8 AugustMembers' Take Over
12 SeptemberThe No 9 Bus to Utopia
David Bramwell
10 OctoberUnexplained Mysteries and Cover-ups
Andy Thomas
14 NovemberAnnual Meeting with Cheese & Wine
12 DecemberChristmas Party with Entertainment
John Cave

Crowborough Vale WI Events

Litter Picking

Litter Picking

A group of ladies from Crowborough Vale WI have joined members of the community on regular litter picking in the town. This is part of ‘Brighter Crowborough’ which was launched late last year to try to keep our town clean, green and litter free.

Visit to Festival of Flowers Arundel

Visit to Festival of Flowers Arundel

A group of ladies from Crowborough Vale WI recently visited Arundel Festival of Flowers and were really impressed with what they saw in the Cathedral. The carpet of flowers down the aisle was beautiful as were all the flower arrangements and decorations though out the Cathedral. On the way to Arundel a stop was made at Goring by Sea to visit the English Martyrs Church. This church has the only known reproduction of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling in the world. From the outside the church is very plain but upon entering it is stunning, the ceiling was amazing. It took Gary Bevans, a member of the church, over 5 years to complete starting in1987 and finishing in 1993. Of course the day would not have been complete without a visit to a restaurant for lunch.

In March Crowborough Vale was 61 years since its formation and sixty one members celebrated in great style. We had a ‘Bring & Share’ finger buffet and excellent entertainment brought to us by Teresa Hayward and Rita Allcorn who played on their piano-accordions some really good toe-tapping music for our members to have a good sing-along. Food was in abundance and there was a real party atmosphere. Members and helpers worked hard to lay out the tables complete with floral decorations and it all worked out really well. The Committee appreciates all the praise and thanks we have had for organising this party. Well done Crowborough Vale.

61st birthday buffet

61st birthday buffet

61st birthday with members and accordion entertainment

61st birthday with members and accordion entertainment by Teresa Hayward and Rita Allcorn

On 11th March 2014 Crowborough Vale WI enjoyed a celebratory meal at the Plough and Horses, Crowborough to mark 60 years since its formation. We were very pleased to have as our guests two founder members, Kate Smith and Alice McDonald, also our Federation Chairman Kathryn Hutson. The competition was ‘The Best Glitzy Outfit’ and was won by Hilary Brown. We all enjoyed a good meal, a few drinks and plenty of chatter and laughter.