Where we meet
Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane, Westfield, TN35 4SD
When to come along
2nd Friday of every month at 2.15pm
We are a village WI with about 40 members and new members are always welcome at our meetings . We were originally founded in 1918 but unfortunately had to close in 1928. After a few years it was re-opened in 1935 and has continued to thrive.
Our meetings are fairly traditional but we aim for a relaxed atmosphere for our members.
What We Do
There are a variety of speakers throughout the year with talks about chocolate, Winnie to Poo, nature and many other topics.
There is a book club where members read a wide range of books and meet monthly to discuss the book of the month.
The craft group meet monthly and have made a patchwork blanket and other items which have been donated to local charities.
Tea and cake is an essential part of these meetings which are very informal. There are summer outings to places of interest i.e.: Lullingstone Roman
Villa and Castle, Walmer Castle, Sheffield Park. There is also the occasional trip to the theatre.
We also go out for a summer lunch and a Christmas lunch to a local venue.
One of Westfield WI’s members Sylvia Huggett embarked on a physical challenge recently. Sylvia entered The Himalayan 100 which is a demanding trek covering 100 miles over 5 day’s. There were early starts and temperatures ranging between 20-50F overnight and 50-70F during the day. On one occasion there was no running water and wet wipes were used for washing etc. It was also extremely cold, the thermal sleeping bag was an essential item.
Sylvia had to cope with altitudes of around 10,000ft whilst funding 24 miles in a day. Another day they had to complete the Mount Everest challenge marathon 26.4 miles which involved some downhill running.
The event was not without risk as one team member fell down a cliff but was fortunately saved by a tree.
There were 59 people at the start but only 30 finished. Sylvia was one of the 30 and received a medal, plaque and T.shirt for completing the whole course.
St Michaels Hospice will benefit from the money Sylvia raised from sponsorship.
Via the ESFWI Office or use the contact us form on this site