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Welcome to the Sussex West Federation

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Welcome to West Sussex where the second WI in Britain was formed at Singleton and East Dean in 1915 and is still thriving to this day. 

Sussex is also the oldest County Federation formed in 1917, divided into West and East in 1919, our area covers very rural areas from The South Downs to the coast.

There are 108 WIs in villages and towns all very different, some with a large membership and others smaller.  You are welcome to visit any of these and our Federation Secretary can give you contact details.

Should there be no WI convenient for you why not get a few friends together and we may be able to start a new one!  Our WI Advisers will be pleased to discuss this option.

Activities include books, music, theatre, skittles, darts, scrabble, Mah Jong, group discussion, crafts and walking. 

Our federation office is a grade two listed house in the County town of Chichester, where there is always a warm welcome from our Federation secretary offering help and advice.

Office hours:  Tuesday to Thursday 10 am to 1 pm and  2 pm to 4 pm. 
Closed all day Monday and Friday

Yvonne Price
Federation Chairman