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

Monthly Press Report

Press Report March 2021

WI spirits were lifted to new heights in March with the news of the possible reduction of Covid restrictions in the summer. It gave us renewed hope that we may be able to hold meetings in the Village Hall again, go for ‘chatty’ walks, gather for afternoon tea or morning coffee, and plan our customary August Outing to a local venue. These plans were driven … Continue reading Press Report March 2021

Birthday Girl’s Last Gasp

At our meeting on Monday 8th February, Brockenhurst WI members enjoyed a Zoom Murder Mystery evening to celebrate its 102nd Birthday. Members of the Committee used their considerable skills to act out the scenario of the aftermath and investigation of Carrie Oakey’s murder, at her Birthday party in a smart Italian restaurant with her female family, friends and business associates. We witnessed the cast members … Continue reading Birthday Girl’s Last Gasp

Remembrance Wreaths

Celebration of Remembrance 2020

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

face coverings

Would you like a FABRIC FACE COVERING?

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?

Skittles group match on 1st October 2019

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

Gingerbread House Making Competition

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