Author: Chris Wavell

December 3, 2015

TWIDDLE MUFFS for people with dementia

Over the past few weeks WI members have been knitting Twiddle Muffs.  People with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. Twiddle Muffs provide a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation and at the same time …

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August 26, 2015


This year the WI is 100 years old and Institutes throughout England and Wales have organised events to mark this occasion.  Ovingdean WI arranged to celebrate this milestone, together with our 37th birthday, by organising a picnic.  One of our members kindly agreed to open …

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May 24, 2015

St Wulfrans Churchyard Tidying

Over the past couple of months, WI and church members have been tidying the churchyard at St Wulfrans.  Here are images of the happy workers.          

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May 3, 2015

Mobile Planatarium

4 members of Ovingdean WI took up the invitation to see the mobile planetarium at Sussex University.  The presentation was organised by the East Sussex Federation Leisure and Learning committee and there were 2 sessions with about 17 attendees at each. What is a mobile …

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April 27, 2015

WI Walk to Falmer

On 20 April 2015 members of Ovingdean WI walked from Woodingdean down the new path to Falmer.  Some members who could not walk met us at The Swan where we had lunch.  It was a lovely sunny day with beautiful views over the South Downs.

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