East Sussex Federation

Meads WI

Where we meet

All Saints Church Hall
21a Grange Road 
Eastbourne
BN21 4HE
On the corner of Grange Road and Carlisle Road, bus route No 3.

When to come along

4th Tuesday of every month at 2.15pm

About Us

The Meads WI was founded in 1989 and has a membership of 47 members.  We are a friendly, welcoming group with modern ideas.  New members and visitors are welcome to come along and observe a meeting before joining. A committee member will greet you and talk to you about our WI and answer any questions you may have.

What we do

Each month we appoint a speaker to give a talk on a particular topic of interest.  Sometimes we may have a members’ afternoon to get to know each other this could include a quiz, games and a raffle.

The topics we have enjoyed are, beekeeping, history of Eastbourne, The Mary Rose, 50’s dress design and couture.

We have a number of groups to participate in, usually stopping for a cup of coffee getting to know other members enjoying the same activity:  Strollers is a walking group visiting local places of interest; Craft has often a project on the go; Scrabble enjoyed by many; Family History (Genealogy); a Social group visiting a nearby landmark for lunch/ afternoon tea.

We organise visits and outings to places of interest to members.

This was a talk on the art of beekeeping and a member with the headgear required to tend the hive.

Our monthly meeting often includes a stall, eg, pre-loved jewellery and handbags, craft items, books available to purchase and a raffle.

We support a local charity with the proceeds from a successful event.

Donations given to the Friends of the DGH Eastbourne, Beachy Head Chaplaincy, JPK Project- a charity for young people with learning difficulties and the Air Ambulance.

Here a few members are enjoying an afternoon of tea and cake organised by the committee to keep in touch with everyone.

 

Find Out More

Email us:  meadseastbournewi@gmail.com