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Our February Meeting and our 104th Birthday

Our February meeting saw Brockenhurst WI celebrating our 104th Birthday with 35 members and 7 guests in attendance. We had an action packed evening! We celebrated in style and started the evening with a glass of Bucks Fizz. 14 members celebrate their birthday in February and they were presented with a birthday posy. Certificates and a floral tribute were presented to 6 members for their … Continue reading Our February Meeting and our 104th Birthday

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Our December Meeting

At our meeting this month we had our Christmas party. It was a full on and fun-filled evening! As people arrived, members and invited guests were given either mulled wine or mulled fruit punch. Our winning entry and items made by members for the Group Show were on display for those who hadn’t managed to see them at the show. This was followed by fish … Continue reading Our December Meeting

World Textile Day

World Textile Day is a free exhibition and fair trade market of world textiles held annually in venues across England, Scotland and Wales. The south of England World Textile Day is being held on Saturday 9th October from 10am-4pm at Brockenhurst Village Hall. Come and see the Fair Trade Market from makers, workshops and villages around the world Meet specialist world textiles traders Monitored entry … Continue reading World Textile Day

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Greener Brockenhurst Inspiration Day

Today Brockenhurst WI had a stall at Greener Brockenhurst Inspiration Day. This featured a series of events and activities to help us slow down and appreciate the wonders of nature around us and to inspire and motivate us to lead a more sustainable life. Brockenhurst WI put our heads together to see what sustainable ideas we could come up with and what we already do … Continue reading Greener Brockenhurst Inspiration Day

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

Craft Group – June sessions

The Craft group have continued to work on their entries for the New Forest Show, but for the last session in June were inspired by the talk from Avery from New Forest for Ukraine to make bandages for Ukraine. Six of us gathered at Carole’s house and watched the instructional videos on the New Forest for Ukraine website (watch here). We then set to work … Continue reading Craft Group – June sessions

June Monthly Meeting

Our June meeting was another very busy one! We started by singing Jerusalem. We had several Birthday girls who received flowers. Our President presented the overall ‘Flower of the Month’ Vase to the winner for the past few years (due to Covid) to the member who had won the ‘competition the most times in this time period. The winner was Maureen P. Maureen P and … Continue reading June Monthly Meeting

Jubilee Celebrations Part Two -Refreshments at the Football Club

On Saturday of the Jubilee weekend, Brockenhurst WI teamed up with the Mother’s Union to provide refreshments at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at the Brockenhurst Football club. An array of beautiful cakes were made for the occasion by our talented bakers and were very popular. Despite an unfavourable weather forecast, the rain stayed away and people enjoyed the entertainment and stalls at this event. Our … Continue reading Jubilee Celebrations Part Two -Refreshments at the Football Club

Jubilee Celebrations Part One- Bench Trail

Brockenhurst WI members, led by Issy, organised a Jubilee Bench Trail around the village on Friday. Brockenhurst boasts numerous wooden benches round the village centre. One such bench was erected to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Silver Jubilee in 1860. The village really went to town in 1937 to celebrate King George’s Coronation with the provision of benches. Residents of Brockenhurst, visitors from far and wide enjoyed … Continue reading Jubilee Celebrations Part One- Bench Trail

May Crafting

As always, the various crafting club members have been busy. The craft group have been working on their entry for the New Forest Show and, among other things, have been doing some painting and experimenting with techniques. Liz W has continued to put on cookery masterclasses, the last one being peppermint cream making. The Quilting group have been working hard under the tutelage of Kim … Continue reading May Crafting