Saxonwood WI

SAXONWOOD WI met in the St Valery Room on Wednesday January 9 at 2pm.

This afternoon meeting was well attended by our members and invited friends from Ashburnham WI, St Helen’s WI and Battle Wives Club. We had come together to be entertained by actor Tony Harris in the guise of King Henry VIII who recalled his life and marriages to his six wives. Tony was most entertaining, as dressed for the part, he recalled his days as Henry at Hampton Court where he posed as the king in front of the many visitors from overseas. He had many a tale to tell and his costume was magnificent. It was a talk well worth hearing and a sight well worth seeing. We were all very much amused. A delicious and copious afternoon tea was served and enjoyed. Thank you to all who attended and to the hostesses who provided the scones, cakes and tea breads which were much appreciated.

Competition winner for a ditty: Madeleine Balisat

Some diary dates:

March 8: guided tour of Lewis Priory. (Details from Kathleen.)

Monday March 25: Annual General Meeting at the Winter Gardens, Eastbourne. Speakers Pippa Greenwood and Ruth Bond (latterly the national president.)

We will have our usual fish and chip lunch in Eastbourne. 1.30-4.30pm. £9. Numbers and details to be taken at our next meeting.

We are selling baskets of produce or other attractive items in aid of the Denman Fund.

Monday May 15: Craft Show at Uckfield.

Next meeting: Wednesday February 13 at 2pm in the St Valery Room. ‘Stories from the Archives’ by Ann Stamper. Competition: an heirloom.

Craft and Chat: Monday February 25 at 2pm at the St Valery Room. £1.50 tea/coffee and biscuits served. We also extend a welcome to Ashburnham, St Helens and Battle Wives if they care to join us. We ‘do our own thing’ but mainly knit for the premature baby unit at the Conquest Hospital. A good way to spend a dull winter’s afternoon!

New members are always welcome. Details from 01424 773745.