Diary Dates

MONTHLY MEETING: We meet every second Monday of the month at Brockenhurst Village Hall starting 19.00 for 19.15 Visitors are welcome.

Next Meeting

Monday 14th February Monthly MeetingOur 104th Birthday! – (more details to follow) Brockenhurst Village Hall 7pm

Diary Dates

24th January Walk and Meet-Up -Meet at Beechern Wood car park at 2pm

28th January Lunch Club at Mabels, Shallowmead Nurseries, Boldre Lane, Boldre, Lymington SO41 8PA
12 noon

28th & 29th January – Unfinished Objects Sale, 10am-2pm at WI House Eastleigh See https://hampshirewi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/UFO-JANUARY-SALE-PDF-1.pdf for more details.

4th February 2022 Closing date for Hampshire Calendar Photo Competition – ‘Colours of Hampshire’ Entry form here.

Friday 11th February 2022 Craft Group Meeting at Carole’s house. Bring Christmas cards, pritt stick & scissors. (Postponed from Friday 14th January)

Monday 14th February Monthly MeetingOur 104th Birthday – (more details to follow) Brockenhurst Village Hall 7pm

12th March Closing date for Hampshire Card Competition – to make a card for Her Majesty the Queen
on celebrating her Platinum Jubilee. See https://hampshirewi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Advert-for-Platinum-Jubilee-Cards-PDF.pdf for more details.

14th March   Our Monthly Meeting -British Alstroemeria and the Cut Flower Industry by Ben Cross Brockenhurst Village Hall 7pm

Tuesday 22nd March – Spring Council Meeting, Portsmouth £19 closing date 11th March. See https://hampshirewi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022-SCM-application-form.pdf for more details

11th April Our Monthly Meeting  -An Introduction to Silk Painting, a practical workshop led by Deborah Wheeler. Brockenhurst Village Hall 7pm

23rd & 24th April Needlework Fiesta, Brockenhurst Village Hall. Brockenhurst WI are doing the catering

9th May  Our Monthly Meeting -Surviving the House that Sat Down by Alice May Tomkins. Brockenhurst Village Hall 7pm

2nd – 5th June The Queen’s Platinum Jubliee Celebrations – more details to follow

13th June Our Monthly Meeting -The Role of New Forest Verderers. Brockenhurst Village Hall 7pm

Saturday 11th June – NFWI Annual Meeting, Liverpool. Virtual tickets need to be ordered by 5th January

9th July Greener Brockenhurst Fair 2022, more details to follow.

11th July    Our Monthly Meeting -Mediaeval Southampton and Lymington Dig by Pete Girdwood. Brockenhurst Village Hall 7pm

26th, 27th & 28th July New Forest Show

Saturday 8th October – World Textile Day, Brockenhurst Village Hall. Brockenhurst WI are doing the catering

Previous Meeting and Events

Monday 10th January Our Monthly Meeting Speaker Linda Miller, Professional Embroiderer -Virtually in Stitches, machine embroidery. Please note, this is now a Zoom meeting. Please look for an email from Elaine for the Zoom link or contact us for the Zoom link.

9th December Group Carol Service at Barton Methodist Church at 2pm at Barton Methodist Church

3rd and 4th December Brockenhurst Group Show More details here

Wednesday 24th November Lunch Group Crown & Stirrup, Lyndhurst 12.30 Book via with Christine K

Monday 22nd November Walk and Meet Up Meet at Beechern Wood car park at 10am

19th November Craft Group Meeting at Carole’s house 2pm. Working on Group Show entries.

8th November 7pm Our Monthly Meeting Brockenhurst Village Hall Speaker Gordon Small – Flora and Fauna of Hampshire Venue – Brockenhurst Village Hall.

5th November Craft Group Meeting at Anne N’s house 2pm. Christmas card making

Thursday 21st October  – Walk and Meet Up. Meet at Beechern Wood car park at 10am. Find out more here.

Friday 22nd October Craft Group meeting. 

Monday 25th October  – Lunch Group. Find out more here

EVENT CANCELLED Tuesday 19th October 2021, 11:00am to 3:30pm HCFWI Autumn Meeting FUNdraiser The Anvil, Basingstoke,  Join us to celebrate being back together at the Anvil in Basingstoke. We have a fun day planned with an Illusionist Steve Price who will work his Magic!

30th October  Hampshire WI Halloween Dorset-Button Creatures 10am —12pm or 1pm—3pm WI House, Station Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire Click here for more details  https://hampshirewi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Halloween-Dorset-Button-Creatures.pdf

Friday 8th October Craft Group meeting Find out more here  

9th October World Textile Day, 10am-4pm Brockenhurst Village Hall

23rd September 2pm Craft Group meeting Find out more here  

23rd September Greener Brockenhurst Meeting, 7.30pm – 9pm Brockenhurst Village Hall

27th September Lunch Club 

29th September 10am Walk starting at Beechern Wood Car Park

Monday 13th September Brockenhurst WI Meeting. Our September speaker is Jeremy Prescott. The topic of the talk is “Miracle Flower from Flanders to the Tower” -the story of how the Poppy has become the flower and symbol of remembrance. For more details click here.

Needlework Fiesta – 11th & 12th September – Brockenhurst Village Hall. We are running the refreshments stall and help and cakes are required.

CRAFT GROUP: Thursday 9th September at 2pm September is upon us and just a reminder that our first proper meeting is this Thursday 9th September at 2pm. We are making salt dough and seeing what can be achieved!!
The basic recipe is 2 cups plain flour, 1 cup table salt. Please bring the amount you want to work with. Also bring a mixing bowl and spoon. The weather is hopefully looking better so we can work with my doors open. It may be possible for some of you to work outside. Please let Carole know if you are going. 


11th August 2021, 1.45pm
HCFWI Cruise and Afternoon Tea. Sail from Town Quay, Southampton and cruise for about 2 hours. Afternoon tea will be served and there is a bar on board. Musical entertainment. More information and application from on HCFWI website.

9th August 2021
Summer outing to Furzey Gardens. Meet at the gardens at 6.00pm. Cost £15.00 p.p. Sorry, only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens. See https://brockenhurstwi.org.uk/2021/06/08/brockenhurst-wi-summer-outing-to-furzey-gardens-minstead/ for more details.

Friday 30th July 2021
Closing date for the Lady Denman Cup Competition – “Let Me Show You What a Woman Can Do!” For more details, please contact Liz Wingham.

26th July 2021 Walk and Meet Up Details here

12th July 2021 Zoom talk Jane Glennie on Suffragettes As usual, the meeting is open to members and visitors. Non-members can contact us for Zoom joining details. We are always happy to welcome new members to our happy throng. If you would like more details, just contact us!

Saturday 10th July 2021
Brockenhurst Green Day. Volunteers needed for WI stall, please!

Wednesday 9th June 2021
HFWI Second Zoom Quiz at 6.45 for 7.00pm. Tickets £5 per team, regardless of size.

Tuesday 8th June 2021
NFWI Annual Meeting – members only.
Another virtual meeting, it
will run from 10:30am to 4:30pm. There will be 3 guest Speakers including HRH – The Countess of Wessex GCVO. Tickets are priced at £9 each, including booking fee. Ticket registrations will close on 1st June 2021.

Monday 10th May – AGM
Our May meeting was our AGM via Zoom. Janet Reid, our WI Adviser oversaw the ballot for the additional committee members who have been co-opted. Members received a ballot form by email for completion and return ahead of the meeting; here is your 2021 Committee. There were also formal presentations by the Secretary, Treasurer and President.

Ahead of the formal proceeds, our speaker was Peta Allingham, who related a Woman’s Experience of Participating in Scientific Expeditions on 4 Continents.

28th April 2021, 7.00pm
HCFWI Zoom Meeting – Climate Change. Denise Smythe-Wright and 9 Federation Climate Ambassadors give members the opportunity to answer questions, give their opinions and tell you about their interests and aspirations regarding climate change. This a FREE event. More information from HCFWI website.

6th & 17th April 2021
Sale of all their old stock in the courtyard at the side of the Wool Shop, Lymington. Thanks to Grete for this information!

15th April 2021 6.45 for 7.00pm
Pub type Zoom Quiz for individual households. One ticket per household. Contestants will mark their own answers. The number of people in each household’s team will be deducted from their final score to compensate for additional team members. Application form from HCFWI website. Tickets £5.

Monday 12th April 2021
Our speaker was from New Forest Bees, talking about bee-keeping.

11th April 2021, 2-4pm
HCFWI Zoom Meeting: Maria Leijerstam tells her story of her cycle to the South Pole from edge of the Antarctic ocean in December 2013 – the first person in the world to accomplish it. More info from the HCFWI website Events.

Monday 29th March 2021- A Treat for Easter
Julie Wootten, WI Member, Holistic Therapist and Neal’s Yard Organic Remedies Consultant, demonstrated a therapeutic hand massage technique via Zoom and experienced the calming effects that the massage induces.

Monday 8th March 2021
Our Speaker on March 8th was Misba Khan talking about her participation in a team of European and Asian women’s expedition to the North Pole in 2018.