Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated

Fairfield House.

Convention 2012 opening at Fairfield House  The strategic headquarters in the Liberation of Ethiopia: 1936-41 AIM to secure the future of the house support the trust, raise funds, campaign for National Heritage status, launch petition.

Sunday 15th July 2012.

Save Fairfield House Rally Bath UK

Official residence of H.I.M Haile Selassie 1st of Ethiopia who was exiled in the United Kingdom from 1936-41; Following the invasion of Ethiopia by Mussolini’s (Italy), it was from this house that the Emperor conducted the resistance movement and planned his return to Ethiopia.

It was at this house that eminent Black Activists from the USA; visited Emperor Haile Selassie 1st  to lay plans for the creation of the international organisation which would galvanise the international support; to secure financial and concrete aid to support refugees and assist in the Liberation of Ethiopia.

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The discussions that took place lead to the creation and subsequent incorporation of the Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated which carried out its remit as above including the direct support of Emperor Haile Selassie and his family during the time of their exile in Bath UK

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Residents and community Meeting Fairfield House

Saturday July 7th 2012

 The new incoming Bath City  council has decided to keep Fairfield House open in partnership with a elected management Committee; whose primary duty be to manage the affairs of the house and also to spearhead fundraising efforts to aid the City Council in the restoration of Fairfield House. The councils main objective is  to hand over the full management of Fairfield House to an four yearly elected management committee.

During a meeting which was attended by various residential groups, councillors and Rastafarian’s a and officers of the Federation a constitution was submitted and ratified by those present. The management committee who will act in partnership with the City council; the Ethiopian World Federation has aquired a permanent seat on this committee.

Fairfield House Management Committee

Sunday 15th July 2012 Rally

[caption id="attachment_2034" align="aligncenter" width="300"] FAIRFIELD HOUSE 15 JULY 2012[/caption] It was a historic occasion the Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated opening its convention at its spiritual home Fairfield House Sunday July 15th 2012; where delegates first visited H.I.M Haile Selassie 1st to discuss the formation of the Federation and where the resistance movement was directed; as said by one elderly resident

Elders and residents explored the Federation newspaper from the 1930’s with great interest not being aware of the organisation or its history or works. The organisation reiterated its commitment to supporting the committee and any future trust; also taking up its place on any such committee/trust

We were given an update of the problems by the coordinator and a history of the Rastafarian, Orthodox Church and others who had utilised the centre over the years since 1992. Concern was expressed about ones having a solely spiritual view of Fairfield House and some individuals or groups had taken a view of taking over the house but not respecting the Emperors wish to maintain a link with the elderly.


Again the Executive Council officers reiterated that we are an Ethiopian organisation and we are committed to the continued use of the house for the elderly and developing information around Haile Selassie 1st time in Bath the Italian War and the resistance movement.