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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

Suffering Suffragettes

At our July meeting we were delighted to welcome back speaker Jane Glennie. We were transported back to 1913 where we attended a secret meeting of the Brockenhurst Votes for Women Society We all had to have a houseplant to hand in case Mrs Catctcold’s husband should enter the room, so he would think it was a horticultural meeting. Mrs Catchcold would pretend to have … Continue reading Suffering Suffragettes

Greener Brockenhurst (Part 2)

As well as taking part in the Greener Brockenhurst Inspiration Day (see previous post) we have also been spreading the word about our ideas for greener living and sustainability around the village in other ways. Members have been busily designing posters that are being displayed in the old telephone box on the corner of Butts Lawn and Meerut Road. A display of green and sustainable … Continue reading Greener Brockenhurst (Part 2)

Honeypot 25,000 Step Challenge!

Honeypot is a great charity that have come and talked to us in the past. Honeypot House are now getting ready to reopen their doors and welcome young carers back in early August to allow these amazing young people chance to take a well deserved break from looking after someone they love. The SEAL breaks (Social and Emotional Active Learning breaks) are scheduled to restart … Continue reading Honeypot 25,000 Step Challenge!

Brockenhurst WI Summer Outing to Furzey Gardens, Minstead

Monday August 9th, 5.30pm Cost £15 per person, includes Entry to Gardens, Gardeners Talk & Refreshments Guests arrive approx. 5.30pm Gardeners talk at 6.00 pm Refreshment service to follow on the terrace/in the tea room Guests may then walk the gardens at leisure The tea room/shop (where the loos are!) will close at approx. 8pm I will need your choice of Food and Drink (from … Continue reading Brockenhurst WI Summer Outing to Furzey Gardens, Minstead

Brockenhurst Green Day

Brockenhurst WI are having a stall at Brockenhurst Green Day on Saturday 10th July. Many local and New Forest groups and businesses are taking part in this day and it is promising to become a very interesting and educational Eco fair.  It is being held at St Saviours Church garden on Saturday 10th July from 12 noon to 4pm The WI Sub-committee for this event has come … Continue reading Brockenhurst Green Day

June Zoom Meeting

“The Body Through the Porthole” Join us on Zoom for 7pm on Monday 14th July to hear Steve Herra talk about “The Body Through the Porthole” A true story from 1947 when a young actress sailing from Cape Town to Southampton aboard the Durban Castle had a liaison with a deck steward.  During one such liaison, she died and he pushed her body through the … Continue reading June Zoom Meeting