July Monthly Meeting 2022

Our talk this month was by an Archaeologist – Ruby Mogg about Medieval Southampton.  She was full of enthusiasm about her subject despite the heat!  She took us through the Saxon era, the Normans and late Medieval Period.  There is no written record before the Roman invasion.  A lot of Saxon encampments were where Bitterne is today, towards the River Test.  There was a grid … Continue reading July Monthly Meeting 2022

June Monthly Meeting

Our June meeting was another very busy one! We started by singing Jerusalem. We had several Birthday girls who received flowers. Our President presented the overall ‘Flower of the Month’ Vase to the winner for the past few years (due to Covid) to the member who had won the ‘competition the most times in this time period. The winner was Maureen P. Maureen P and … Continue reading June Monthly Meeting

Our April Meeting

We had a good turn-out including 6 guests at our April meeting. It was a busy meeting with a flower competition, a raffle, a shoebox collection of toiletries for Ukraine refugees and lots of sign-ip sheets for forthcoming activities! This month our speaker was Deborah Wheeler from Whitchurch Silk Mill.  She gave us a light hearted introduction to Silk Painting. Whitchurch Silk Mill is the … Continue reading Our April Meeting

Our March Meeting

Thirty-six member and eight guests attended our March meeting. A pot of lovely bulbs  were presented to our Birthday girls. A car load of donations were collected for the Ukraine in addition to £235 for the Disasters Emergency Committee (which the Government will match). Evelyn told us about the categories for the New Forest Show (more to follow about this). Meral told us about the … Continue reading Our March Meeting

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Our February Meeting and our 104th Birthday

Our February meeting saw Brockenhurst WI celebrating our 104th Birthday with 35 members and 7 guests in attendance. We had an action packed evening! We celebrated in style and started the evening with a glass of Bucks Fizz. 14 members celebrate their birthday in February and they were presented with a birthday posy. Certificates and a floral tribute were presented to 6 members for their … Continue reading Our February Meeting and our 104th Birthday

January Meeting 2022

A last minute decision took our January meeting on Zoom and our committee and speaker came up trumps to make this happen. Our president Elaine welcomed everyone. She told us about the upcoming walk on Monday 24th January and the lunch club on 28th January (Click red links for more details). We voted on the Resolution for the year and our nomination will be put … Continue reading January Meeting 2022

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Our December Meeting

At our meeting this month we had our Christmas party. It was a full on and fun-filled evening! As people arrived, members and invited guests were given either mulled wine or mulled fruit punch. Our winning entry and items made by members for the Group Show were on display for those who hadn’t managed to see them at the show. This was followed by fish … Continue reading Our December Meeting

November Meeting

We welcomed several new members at our November meeting. This month we were treated to a talk by local photographer Gordon Small on the Flora and Fauna of Hampshire. Gordon talked us through his wonderful slideshow of photographs of a variety of birds, animals and fungi photographed at various locations in Hampshire. We saw beautiful photographs of many different varieties of birds, including Siskins, Great … Continue reading November Meeting