Jevington & Filching WI Past Events

Since 1952 we’ve supported many, good causes and local charities in particular. All sorts of skills have been shared and this continues today.

Close to home we’ve baked and served teas for the ancient Jevington Church, the village hall, the cricket ground and Trinity Church hall where we now meet. Christmas presents are collected for Mustard Seed Relief Missions and for several Christmases gifts were packed at the Thank the Forces warehouse for British Troops serving in Afghanistan. This led to a request for cakes and 16 large cakes were posted. To our delight a competition was held to find the most popular cakes with lemon drizzle, apple cake and rich fruit cake coming out on top. The winners were each awarded a beautiful pashmina from the Commanding Officer.


Have you been to Highgrove? We toured the fascinating gardens, and also regularly visit other gardens and Arlington Bluebell Walk. Brogdale Fruit Farm was so educational and tasty. The original “Calendar Girls” stage production in London was brilliant and the Alan Titchmarsh Show something different. In 2012 The Tour of Legal London was a great learning curve. The Faberge collection, wedding dress and the Queen’s diamonds were out of another world as was having tea in Buckingham Palace gardens. This was closely followed  by Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers when some members met Prince Edward. Down to earth but very satisfying was taking part in Jevington Flower Festival where we helped in all sorts of ways.


There are so many things on offer to members not least of all attending Denman College in Oxfordshire. Some individuals make their own way there and others go every other year with the ESFWI. The facilities, accommodation and tutors are second to none. One year we won a National Lottery award and 48 members attended residential courses for music, tai chi and cookery - an inspiring experience.

 

2013 Monthly Meetings

 

10 January “In the Potting Shed with Fred” Fred Godfrey from ESK will demonstrate grafting. Competition: A home- made flower

 

14 February “The History of Wannock Tea Gardens”

Jenny Wootton will give an illustrated presentation about her family’s famous Tea Gardens. Competition: Your prettiest plate or teacup.​​

 

14 March “The Life and Legacy of Stanley Holloway”  A talk by Edward Padgett.Competition: A poem of not more than 10 lines “The Old Music Halls”.

 

11 April The East Sussex WI Craft Exhibition showing historical craftwork up to the present day"  Presented by a member of the ESFWI Craft sub committee. Competition: An unusual or amusing piece of material

 

9 May A discussion about the national 2013 Resolution followed by “The Crafty Potter” Hilary Stirling will tell about influences and inspirations behind different types of pottery Competition: A favourite piece of china.

 

13 June Pilates, Tai Chi and Chi Ball A fun taster with Louise Ogle.

Competition: Any item to do with Keep Fit.

 

11 July Show and tell! The members are today’s speakers! Competition: The Largest Garden Weed!

 

12 September A Card Workshop Gaynor White will demonstrate and provide a pack for everyone.Competition: A Card kept for its memories.

 

10 October Brownbread Horse Rescue Charity Tony Smith will tell about the work of this animal charity. Bring a horse!

 

14 November Annual Meeting

 

14 December Our Christmas Celebrations in Wannock Village Hall  Lovely food, entertainment and lots of laughter! A magical time.

 

Events 2013

 

4 March (PM) ESFWI AGM Winter Garden Eastbourne.

 

19 April: 2pmFantastic Origami Flowers Trinity Church Meeting Room

 

14 May: 10am Guided tour/walk of the Tidemills, Newhaven With Kevin Gordon

 

3 June:NFWI AGM Cardiff Motorpoint Arena.

 

6-8 June: (All day) Stewarding at the South of England Show Ardingly​ Showground

 

Sunday 9 June: 11am - 5pm Music in the Park  Willingdon Recreation Ground.

WI Tombola Saturday 15 June: Jevington Village Fete

 

Saturday 6th July: 1.00pm- WI Cake stall at Trinity Church Open Afternoon

Trinity Church Hall, Lower Willingdon

 

Tuesday 23 July: 6.30pm - 8.45pm Guided Tour of Harvey’s Brewery

Lewes.​

 

Friday 26 July: Afternoon Tea on the Bluebell Railway.

 

Thursday 8th August: Summer Luncheon The Malthouse, Gardener Street, Herstmonceux:

 

Wednesday 28th August: 10am-1pm Emails explained - Cost £10.00

ESFWI (WIST) are holding an email morning. 1 hour one-to-one sessions, apply using the form in the July/August edition of Federation News.

 

Saturday 14th September : 10.30am-12.30pm Stand and deliver - Cost £8.00 ESFWI (WIST) are inviting you to learn how to speak in public. Apply using the form in the July/August edition of Federation News.

 

Tuesday 17th September: 10am Guided tour/walk of Old Town Eastbourne With Kevin Gordon​

 

Saturday 21st or 28th September : 10am-3pm Scarf Felting Workshop - Cost £20.00 (plus £10 for materials on the day) - Crafts and Art

After a successful class making felt flowers Mo Jackson returns to teach scarf felting. Tea/coffee biscuits included but please bring a packed lunch. Apply using the form in this month's Federation News. (ESFWI)

 

Saturday 12th October: Two half-day workshops 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.pm Paper Flowers Workshop - Cost £10.00 (plus £6 for materials on the day) - Crafts and Art SFWI invite you to make stunning flowers using different types of paper including music scores and maps. Tea/coffee and biscuits included. More information and application forms can be found on the table.

 

Wednesday 16 October 10am Day trip to NFWI HQ in London

 

Saturday 19th October: Two half-day workshops10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm Shamballa Workshop - Cost £10.00 (plus £4 for materials on the day) - Crafts and Art ESFWI invite you to a Shamballa workshop where Karen will show you how to make a bracelet using beads and the Shamballa technique. Tea/coffee and biscuits included. More information and application forms can be found on the table.

 

Tuesday 22nd October - Lakeland Day Crowborough Community Centre 10.30-3pm WI Members £6.00 Non WI-members £7.00 Selection of items new and old from their Autumn catalogue with some demonstrations. More information and application forms are on the table.

 

Friday 25th October - Day Trip - Cost £32.00All that Glitters - The Gems and Jewels of London

Visiting the London Silver Vaults, going through Hatton Garden and the Cheapside Hoard exhibition at the Museum of London. More information and application forms are on the table.

 

Saturdays 16th and 23rd November (full day) £20.00 Japanese Folded Patchwork - Hilary Lewis ESFWI invite you try your hand at this new workshop which can be used to make Christmas decorations.

More information and application forms can be found on the table.

 

Friday 25th (10-5) - Saturday 26th October (10-4) Visit the Made By Hand - Biennial event of the East Sussex Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Lewes Town Hall, Fishers Street entrance For more information visit www.esgwsd.org.uk

 

Saturday 23rd November (full day) £20.00 

Japanese Folded  Patchwork - Hilary Lewis

ESFWI invite you try your hand at this new workshop which can be used to make Christmas decorations.

More information and application forms can be found on the table.

Closes 25th October. 

 

 

British troops in Afghanistan
British troops in Afghanistan

Judging our 16 cakes. 1st Susan's Lemon Drizzle Cake. 2nd Valerie's Apple cake. 3rd Mary's rich fruit cake.

Serving teas at Filching Manor
Serving teas at Filching Manor

All proceeds went to the Grade 1 listed Jevington Church Bells Appeal

The Old School House Jevington
The Old School House Jevington

Our first meeting place.

British troops in Afghanistan
British troops in Afghanistan

Judging our 16 cakes. 1st Susan's Lemon Drizzle Cake. 2nd Valerie's Apple cake. 3rd Mary's rich fruit cake.

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If you would prefer to just come monthly for the speaker, meet friends and have tea in someone’s garden that’s also very worthwhile.

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We hope this has tempted you to pop along and give us a try.