Easter Renewal Project

Brockenhurst WI members took part in a lockdown craft project with the theme of Renewal. The group’s craft ladies decided to get busy and individually produce something bright and cheerful leading everyone towards Spring and Easter. A4 panels were displayed in the Parish Council window in Brookleys Road Knitted or crochet squares were stitched together and used to decorate giant Easter Eggs that were placed … Continue reading Easter Renewal Project

Our May Speaker and AGM

Members and guests are invited to a Zoom evening on Monday 10th May 7.00 for 7.15pm Our speaker is Peta Allingham who will talk about her expeditions in Australia, Europe, north America and central Asia.  The talk is not really about the research but more about being a woman on expeditions and the organisation of expeditions finishing with a mini run through central Asian expeditions. … Continue reading Our May Speaker and AGM

Press Report April 2021

The beginning of April saw a flurry of activity amongst some of our members who were committed to demonstrating their craft skills. Some had produced samples of their work for a display in the window of the Parish Council office in Brookley Road and others had been busy knitting and crocheting squares to be used for decorating 2 large Easter Eggs sited at the front … Continue reading Press Report April 2021

Monthly Press Report

Press Report March 2021

WI spirits were lifted to new heights in March with the news of the possible reduction of Covid restrictions in the summer. It gave us renewed hope that we may be able to hold meetings in the Village Hall again, go for ‘chatty’ walks, gather for afternoon tea or morning coffee, and plan our customary August Outing to a local venue. These plans were driven … Continue reading Press Report March 2021

Birthday Girl’s Last Gasp

At our meeting on Monday 8th February, Brockenhurst WI members enjoyed a Zoom Murder Mystery evening to celebrate its 102nd Birthday. Members of the Committee used their considerable skills to act out the scenario of the aftermath and investigation of Carrie Oakey’s murder, at her Birthday party in a smart Italian restaurant with her female family, friends and business associates. We witnessed the cast members … Continue reading Birthday Girl’s Last Gasp

Remembrance Wreaths

Celebration of Remembrance 2020

As with so many events this year, Covid-19 ensured that the celebration of remembrance in 2020 would be slightly different. Wreaths were laid at Brockenhurst Memorial on Wednesday 4th November, ahead of a new national lockdown beginning the following day. The WI wreath is the one on the right-hand end of the second row. It was a beautiful day for the very simple but moving … Continue reading Celebration of Remembrance 2020