August Update

We are having a busy August. Members have enjoyed a croquet evening, an event at Foxlease with other local WI clubs and we entered the New Forest Show. Beautifully made items taking hours to sew, knit, macrame, bake, make fruit marmalade, photograph, paint flower arrange and make a 1920’s larder with contents and a model allotment we managed to have several third prizes. A tremendous … Continue reading August Update

Trip To Furzey Gardens 8th August 2022

Member of Brockenhurst WI went on a trip to Furzey Gardens in Minstead, New Forest that was postponed form 2021. Despite being local, several members confessed that they hadn’t visited Furzey Gardens before and they were in for a treat! Karen Mc not only organised the outing, but she also laid on a beautiful sunny evening! The head gardener gave us a talk about the … Continue reading Trip To Furzey Gardens 8th August 2022

Bandage Making -week of 1st August 2022

Rita kindly hosted the bandage making session this week. Everyone had a really fun and friendly morning making bandages. Huge thanks go to Rita for hosting. Look at this lovely picture! Thanks go to Maureen for fuelling us with delicious biscuits! 54 triangular bandages were made at this session. Meral has continued to be busy and has made a further 42 triangular bandages and 90 … Continue reading Bandage Making -week of 1st August 2022

Bandage Making for August 2022

Thank you to each and every one of you for your help with bandage making, whether it be supplying sheets, washing, ironing, cutting, ripping, sewing or rolling. It all makes a big difference. Rita has offered to run a bandage making session on Wednesday 3rd August 10.30am at her house (limited to 6 people). Please contact us for more details or see email from Elaine … Continue reading Bandage Making for August 2022

Croquet Outing

On 14th July Brockenhurst, sixteen members from Brockenhurst WI went to Woodside Park in Lymington for a Croquet session. We played croquet under the supervision from members of the Croquet Club.  They guided us through the rules and gave out tactical tips. First prize went to Zena, second prize to Rita and third prize to Kathryn. This was followed by a picnic tea.  Many thanks to Issy for a … Continue reading Croquet Outing

New Forest Show 2022

After a two year gap, this week saw the return of the New Forest Show. The WI Schedule was ‘Step back in Time’ (carried over from 2020). The entry classes were: 1. ‘Sweets for my Sweet’ Peppermint Creams. Six sweets (half dipped in chocolate optional) displayed in a box with clear lid/clingfilm no larger than 6″ x 4″ (15 x 10cm). This category was entered … Continue reading New Forest Show 2022

Bandage Making (27th July)

After Julie’s talk at Foxlease, we are delighted to report that two ladies form Sway WI have joined us in making bandages for Ukraine. Julia and Lydia got stated the next day and made all these bandages. Thank you both. Brockenhurst WI members have continued to do their ‘homework’ and have made these bandages: Another session of bandage making was held and eight ladies set … Continue reading Bandage Making (27th July)

Brockenhurst Group Afternoon Tea

On Wednesday afternoon, 9 members of Brockenhurst WI joined ladies from Barton Bees, New Milton Sands and Sway WI at Foxlease for an event organised by Barton Bees at Foxlease. We started off sitting in the walled garden and enjoyed having a chat. We then moved into the marquee for a delicious afternoon tea. Three of our members had success in the raffle. Julie gave … Continue reading Brockenhurst Group Afternoon Tea

Bandage Making 20th July

Six members from Brockenhurst WI gathered to make more bandages for Ukraine. New Forest for Ukraine have been gifted some sheets, so we could get going making Triangular bandages which are much needed and go in the trauma packs. We managed to make around 40 Triangular bandages during this session. Rolled bandages and Tourniquet ties were also made. Brockenhurst WI members have come up trumps … Continue reading Bandage Making 20th July