In these strange times where celebrations are limited by social distancing restrictions, we still remember and thank all those who served in WWII then, and offer thanks to all key workers supporting us now. Continue reading VE Day: 75th Anniversary
A group of Brockenhurst WI members and other local ladies are busy sewing fabric face coverings for donation into the community. The coverings are made from 100% cotton fabric and can be re-used after a 5 minute boil for sterilisation. We have already handed out 100 + masks into the community and are doing so without any obligation; though some people have chosen to make … Continue reading Would you like a FABRIC FACE COVERING?
44 members attended the April meeting of Brockenhurst WI, on Monday 8th April, 7.30pm at the Village Hall. A brief report was given by the president, Janette Smethurst, on the Spring Council Meeting held in Portsmouth that 14 members had attended. It was a very enjoyable day, with winning acts from the talent competition performing in the morning, and in the afternoon Pam Ayres did … Continue reading Press Report April 2019
A very happy 2019 to everyone, not only those in our WI but also to all the local WIs in the area and, of course, the good people of Brockenhurst. We had a magnificent turn out for our January meeting with 45 members attending and 3 visitors. We were serenaded when singing Jerusalem by our speaker, Mr Simon Morgan, playing a soprano saxophone which made … Continue reading Press Report January 2019
June is a busy month and no less so for Brockenhurst WI. We welcomed two guests and 43 members, Jerusalem was heard (due to the open windows) nearly a mile away and we hope they enjoyed our singing. A record month for the birthday posies and celebrating this month were June Helyer, Pat Farr, Anne Nolan, Mel Carter, Sue Griffiths, Liz Wingham, Geraldine Angel, Mary … Continue reading Press Report June 2018
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
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
Lovely afternoon tea at Foxlease. Our ladies know a good scone and jam when they see it! Continue reading Ladies Wot Lunch
No double trouble for Brockenhurst WI darts team. We had a great match against Waterside on 10th May and won all three games! Congratulations to the team – Janette, Mel, Kathryn and Karen – and all those who came along to show their support. Our next match against Ringwood is on 21st May at 7.30pm in The Foresters – here’s aiming for the ‘perfect game’. Continue reading Double Trouble?
The bulbs planted at Brockenhurst Village Hall in celebration of the Brockenhurst WI centenary are bloomin’ marvellous! Continue reading Blooming Birthday Bulbs