St Nicholas' Church, Brockenhurst

Brockenhurst, A History

Brockenhurst WI member, Di Fletcher, has kindly written an article on Brockenhurst’s role during WW1: “I am a member of Brockenhurst W.I. in the New Forest, Hampshire. Having been ‘weaned’ on the W.I., my mother was secretary of Hawley W.I.,Hampshire Federation, my mother-in-law was V.C.O. in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, and in the 70’s I was secretary of Parkend W.I. in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. … Continue reading Brockenhurst, A History

Monthly Press Report

Press Report May 2018

On a beautiful summer’s evening we gathered for our AGM, it always comes around so quickly every year.  We welcomed 42 members and 3 visitors, the usual rendering of Jerusalem in the warm summer breeze was enjoyed by everyone and birthday posies were given out to Pat Worn, Anne Panayi and Christine O’Connor.  Welcome packs were given out to our new members Elaine Blachford, Anne … Continue reading Press Report May 2018

Brockenhurst Group WI Exhibition

Congratulations to all those who took part in the local Group Exhibition. Brockenhurst WI came first in the Craft Collective, and all three participants got Gold Stars. In the Produce Collective, we got a Gold, a Double Silver and a Red. The staging also got high marks in both classes. The members involved in the Craft Co-operative were: Christine Davies (Troll) Rosemary Pope (Blackwork picture) … Continue reading Brockenhurst Group WI Exhibition

Monthly Press Report

Press Report March 2018

After the excitement of our 100th birthday celebrations in February, Brockenhurst WI settled back into our normal meeting in March. As usual we sang Jerusalem, welcomed 4 new guests and gave out birthday posies to Hilary Blurton, Sue Kingsley-Thomas, Karen McFarlane, Hilary Turner, Wendy Wallace, Diane Webster, Kathryn Whalley and (belatedly) Karen Whitty. There were photographs on display from the birthday party along with the … Continue reading Press Report March 2018