Suffering Suffragettes

At our July meeting we were delighted to welcome back speaker Jane Glennie. We were transported back to 1913 where we attended a secret meeting of the Brockenhurst Votes for Women Society We all had to have a houseplant to hand in case Mrs Catctcold’s husband should enter the room, so he would think it was a horticultural meeting. Mrs Catchcold would pretend to have … Continue reading Suffering Suffragettes

Brockenhurst WI Summer Outing to Furzey Gardens, Minstead

Monday August 9th, 5.30pm Cost £15 per person, includes Entry to Gardens, Gardeners Talk & Refreshments Guests arrive approx. 5.30pm Gardeners talk at 6.00 pm Refreshment service to follow on the terrace/in the tea room Guests may then walk the gardens at leisure The tea room/shop (where the loos are!) will close at approx. 8pm I will need your choice of Food and Drink (from … Continue reading Brockenhurst WI Summer Outing to Furzey Gardens, Minstead

June Zoom Meeting

“The Body Through the Porthole” Join us on Zoom for 7pm on Monday 14th July to hear Steve Herra talk about “The Body Through the Porthole” A true story from 1947 when a young actress sailing from Cape Town to Southampton aboard the Durban Castle had a liaison with a deck steward.  During one such liaison, she died and he pushed her body through the … Continue reading June Zoom Meeting

Press Report – May 2021

On 10th May, 33 WI members met together on Zoom for a talk by Peta Allingham entitled “A Woman’s Experience of Participating in Scientific Expeditions on 4 Continents”. It was indeed a no holds barred revelation of Peta’s involvement in many scientific expeditions in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA. She covered the training required, preparations, living conditions, transport, meals, hygiene and relationships with expedition … Continue reading Press Report – May 2021

Our May Speaker and AGM

Members and guests are invited to a Zoom evening on Monday 10th May 7.00 for 7.15pm Our speaker is Peta Allingham who will talk about her expeditions in Australia, Europe, north America and central Asia.  The talk is not really about the research but more about being a woman on expeditions and the organisation of expeditions finishing with a mini run through central Asian expeditions. … Continue reading Our May Speaker and AGM

Press Report April 2021

The beginning of April saw a flurry of activity amongst some of our members who were committed to demonstrating their craft skills. Some had produced samples of their work for a display in the window of the Parish Council office in Brookley Road and others had been busy knitting and crocheting squares to be used for decorating 2 large Easter Eggs sited at the front … Continue reading Press Report April 2021

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

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