East Sussex Federation

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 in the month
Needles and Natter Group – third Monday in the month

New members and visitors are always welcome.

Fairwarp WI website

Fairwarp WI meetings
9 January 2018What makes a Superstar?
Simon Mott
13 FebruaryA Talk about Coco Chanel
Philip Bret
13 MarchItalian Themed 97th Birthday Meeting
with entertainment from
Sharon Elizabeth
10 April125,000 Flowers, Bee Friendly and
What it Takes to Make a Spoonful of Honey
(Bring a guest for FREE)
Elizabeth Gowing
21 AprilAn Evening with the
East Grinstead Ukelele Band
Fundraising Event
8 MayResolutions Meeting
12 JuneCharity Harambee
Judy Chittenden & friend Leslie
21 JuneOuting to Woolbeding Gardens
Midhurst, W.Sussex GU29 9RR
10 JulyGrammar
Caty Worlock Pope
14 JulyFairwarp Fete
14 AugustSummer Dinner
Indian Banquet in the Village Hall
11 SeptemberThe Joy of Spitfire
Colin Brown
9 OctoberSex, Drugs & Sausage Rolls
Tracy Atchison
13 NovemberAnnual Meeting
11 DecemberChristmas Party
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