Fairwarp WI

Where we meet

Village Hall, Nursery Lane, Fairwarp, TN22 3BD

When to come along

2nd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm

What we do

Supper Club – last Thursday in the month
Reading Group – last Tuesday ofin the month
Quilting Plus Group – third Monday in the

New members and visitors are always welcome.

Fairwarp WI website

Fairwarp WI meetings
10 January 2017Mindfulness
Judy and Susanna
14 FebruaryLaughter Guaranteed
John Henty
14 MarchBirthday Meeting
East Grinstead Ukulele Band
Mike Davids
11 AprilCake Icing Demonstration
Terri Simonds
29 AprilVisit to Pashley Manor
Tulip Festival
9 MayResolutions Meeting
12 MayVisit to Permissive Gardens with Tea & Cake
Sweethaws Lane, Crowborough
18 MayAESCO Meeting
7.30pm Maresfield Village Hall
13 JuneCourt Artist
Julia Quenzler
8 JulyFairwarp Fete
11 JulyRogues & Rascals & Revels of Kent & Sussex
Chris McCooey
15 AugustSummer Dinner
Venue tbc
12 SeptemberLocal Sussex Cheeses & Tasting
Fiona Kay
Cheese Please, Lewes
10 OctoberCabaret Nostalgique
Sharon Elizabeth
14 NovemberAnnual Meeting
Stories around the campfire
12 DecemberThe Victory Vs
Nostalgic entertainment and festive fun

Our WI Events

Olympic Games Makers

Fairwarp WI re-lived the thrill of the London 2012 Games at its meeting in January, when it was joined by two Games Makers.

Members were enthralled to hear stories from ‘behind the scenes’ from Mark Powles and Nigel Shadforth. Nigel, a friend of Fairwarp’s former President Angela Tilly, had been deployed at the bus station for the Olympic Village – making sure all the Olympians and Paralympians got to the right place on time.

Mark, partner to Fairwarp WI member Jane Rhodes, was in the dope testing team in the Olympic stadium. He was chaperone to many medal winning athletes including the 100 meter men’s final bronze medallist Justin Gatlin from the USA. He recalled how slightly surreal it felt sitting with Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake (the silver medallist) and Justin while waiting for their turn to be tested.

Remembering those wonderful weeks last summer and hearing how proud the Games Makers were to have taken part brought back to members all those proud and patriotic feelings they had felt at the time.

L-R Nigel Shadforth, Brenda Davies, Mark Powles

L-R Nigel Shadforth, Brenda Davies, Mark Powles