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

Our October Meeting

Our meeting on Monday 11th October was attended by 34 members and 7 guests. We heard from Ann about the forthcoming Group show and the categories we could enter, encouraging us to get creative! To read more about this, please click here. The ‘Competition of the Month’ was a flower in a vase and this was won by Maureen Our speaker was Jackie Dimmock, who … Continue reading Our October Meeting

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

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

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