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

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

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

Brockenhurst Pancake Race 2018

Flippin’ Marvellous!

Well done to all the ladies, runners and supporters, who turned out in support of the annual Brockenhurst village pancake race. Despite having to run against considerably younger teams, we proudly finished a gasping third 3rd. When another ‘seniors’ team turned up, not even the thought of running again could get them in a flap – or should that be flip? – coming 2nd, second … Continue reading Flippin’ Marvellous!