East Sussex Federation

East Sussex Commemorative Reception

On 5 September 1917, the first Sussex Women’s Institutes Conference was held at Little Ote Hall, Wivelsfield, the home of Mrs Josephine Godman. One hundred years later, we have the unique opportunity to celebrate this event in the stunning grounds of Great Ote Hall, which has been in the Godman family for almost 500 years!

The Commemorative Reception will be held by ESFWI in partnership with our generous host, Mrs Carola Godman Irvine on on 5 September 2017 from 2pm to 5pm in the grounds of Great Ote Hall, Wivelsfield, East Sussex.

Full information on the event:

Reception Programme
• Welcome by Gill Nokes, ESFWI County Chairman
• Great Ote Hall & the Godman family (Carola Godman Irvine)
• Sussex: Cradle of the WI (Anne Stamper, past NFWI Archivist)
• Tea and sumptuous cakes!

More information and details for application can be found on the Events Page.