Greener Brockenhurst (Part 2)

As well as taking part in the Greener Brockenhurst Inspiration Day (see previous post) we have also been spreading the word about our ideas for greener living and sustainability around the village in other ways. Members have been busily designing posters that are being displayed in the old telephone box on the corner of Butts Lawn and Meerut Road. A display of green and sustainable … Continue reading Greener Brockenhurst (Part 2)

Honeypot 25,000 Step Challenge!

Honeypot is a great charity that have come and talked to us in the past. Honeypot House are now getting ready to reopen their doors and welcome young carers back in early August to allow these amazing young people chance to take a well deserved break from looking after someone they love. The SEAL breaks (Social and Emotional Active Learning breaks) are scheduled to restart … Continue reading Honeypot 25,000 Step Challenge!

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Greener Brockenhurst Inspiration Day

Today Brockenhurst WI had a stall at Greener Brockenhurst Inspiration Day. This featured a series of events and activities to help us slow down and appreciate the wonders of nature around us and to inspire and motivate us to lead a more sustainable life. Brockenhurst WI put our heads together to see what sustainable ideas we could come up with and what we already do … Continue reading Greener Brockenhurst Inspiration Day

Brockenhurst Green Day

Brockenhurst WI are having a stall at Brockenhurst Green Day on Saturday 10th July. Many local and New Forest groups and businesses are taking part in this day and it is promising to become a very interesting and educational Eco fair.  It is being held at St Saviours Church garden on Saturday 10th July from 12 noon to 4pm The WI Sub-committee for this event has come … Continue reading Brockenhurst Green Day

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

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

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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?

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