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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

October Press Report

On Saturday 9th October, Brockenhurst WI provided refreshments at a World Textile Day in the Village Hall.  On arrival at the hall, we were met by a sea of colour literally everywhere from stands, table tops and coat racks.  Stallholders items were sourced from many countries, displaying fabrics, clothing, baskets, wall hangings and other items either sold or there for display and discussion. Stallholders and … Continue reading October Press Report

September Meeting and Press Report

September has already been a busy month for us! We helped serve refreshments at the weekend for the Needlework Fiesta.  Members baked beautiful cakes and scones. On the evening of 13th September, we had our first in person meeting since March 2020! It was lovely to see a big turn-out and to catch up with each other. Our president Elaine welcomed 6 visitors. We had … Continue reading September Meeting and Press Report

August Newsletter from our President Elaine

We managed to salvage our summer outing which had to be cancelled, by meeting up on the Forest instead. A very chilly but happy couple of hours with our own drinks and snacks. Carole Blaylock has kindly agreed to run the craft group. She has invited those who are interested to a meeting at her house on Thursday 19th August at 3.30pm for a general … Continue reading August Newsletter from our President Elaine

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

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

Monthly Press Report

Press Report February 2020

Brockenhurst WI Storm Ciara was in full flow when the windswept ladies arrived for the birthday meeting of Brockenhurst WI.  Some 46 Members and 3 guests attended for our fish & chip supper although it was proudly announced that our membership this year had reached a record total of 72 ladies.  Business of the day included handing out the birthday posies to Barbara Ball, Karen … Continue reading Press Report February 2020

Monthly Press Report

Press Report September 2019

Brockenhurst WI An autumnal chill was in the air last Monday at the September gathering of Brockenhurst Women’s Institute, where some 35 members and 3 guests attended our evening.  After singing Jerusalem our president, Liz Wingham, presided over the meeting and Pam McInnes stood in for secretary Karen Whitty’s absence.   We firstly had a heart warming and moving chat from a lovely lady called … Continue reading Press Report September 2019