Updated: Jun 10
On the evening of Tuesday 10 August, Fairwarp Women's Institute finally celebrated its 100th birthday. There were 42 people in attendance including members and VIP guests from other village organisations and East Sussex Federation of Women's Institutes. Many of the members dressed in 1920s style in recognition of the women who started the WI in March 1921. The party took place in the garden of York cottage which was bedecked with bunting and lights for the occasion.
Guests enjoyed a pre-chosen boxed meal of either salmon, chicken or falafels followed by either tiramisu, raspberry panna cotta or lemon posset. This was followed by an exhibition of the Charleston dance with several members energetically joining in.
After a rousing rendition of Jerusalem, President Angela Tilly gave a short speech and proposed a toast to the next 100 years and the birthday cake was cut.
All the ladies were given a gift bag full of goodies to take home with them as well as individual posies and oyster shell trinket dishes symbolising protection, balance and peace.