As with so many events this year, Covid-19 ensured that the celebration of remembrance in 2020 would be slightly different. Wreaths were laid at Brockenhurst Memorial on Wednesday 4th November, ahead of a new national lockdown beginning the following day. The WI wreath is the one on the right-hand end of the second row. It was a beautiful day for the very simple but moving … Continue reading Celebration of Remembrance 2020
Our July 2020 photo competition was on the theme of Wildlife and again took place in digital form, with members voting for their favourite entry by email. This month we had joint winners! Congratulations to Corinne Jones and Sue Randall on their winning entries – set as the featured image above. Continue reading July Photo Competition
Our June 2020 Flower of the Month competition took place in digital form with members voting for their favourite entry by email. Congratulations to Carole Blaylock on her winning entry – set as the featured image above. Continue reading June Photo Competition
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?
Congratulations to our skittles team! Brockenhurst ladies came second, with Barton Bees taking first place. We pipped Sway to second place by a couple of points gained in the last round. In fact our last round was the highest scoring of all the teams, I think we had warmed up by then! The team consisted of Ruth McDermott (captain), June Helyer, Maureen Phillips, Meral Carter … Continue reading Skittles group match on 1st October 2019
Our monthly meeting in November 2018 saw our members formed into teams to take part in a Gingerbread House Making Competition! Each team was provided with pre-made gingerbread house walls, roof and chimney and a host of different icings and sweets to adorn the house when it had been constructed. Well, talk about hilarity! Putting the house together proved to be not quite as straight … Continue reading Gingerbread House Making Competition
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
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?