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
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
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?
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
The bulbs planted at Brockenhurst Village Hall in celebration of the Brockenhurst WI centenary are bloomin’ marvellous! Continue reading Blooming Birthday Bulbs
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!