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Press Report April 2019

44 members attended the April meeting of Brockenhurst WI, on Monday 8th April, 7.30pm at the Village Hall. A brief report was given by the president, Janette Smethurst, on the Spring Council Meeting held in Portsmouth that 14 members had attended. It was a very enjoyable day, with winning acts from the talent competition performing in the morning, and in the afternoon Pam Ayres did … Continue reading Press Report April 2019

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Press Report February 2019

As February was the 101st Birthday for Brockenhurst WI it was decided to celebrate the occasion with a dinner at the Balmer Lawn Hotel. 37 members congregated for the evening which began with a chat over a glass of Prosecco and ended with a fun quiz.   After singing “Jerusalem”, the only business to conduct was to start eating! However there were 13 birthdays to … Continue reading Press Report February 2019

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

St Nicholas' Church, Brockenhurst

Brockenhurst, A History

Brockenhurst WI member, Di Fletcher, has kindly written an article on Brockenhurst’s role during WW1: “I am a member of Brockenhurst W.I. in the New Forest, Hampshire. Having been ‘weaned’ on the W.I., my mother was secretary of Hawley W.I.,Hampshire Federation, my mother-in-law was V.C.O. in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, and in the 70’s I was secretary of Parkend W.I. in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. … Continue reading Brockenhurst, A History

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Press Report May 2018

On a beautiful summer’s evening we gathered for our AGM, it always comes around so quickly every year.  We welcomed 42 members and 3 visitors, the usual rendering of Jerusalem in the warm summer breeze was enjoyed by everyone and birthday posies were given out to Pat Worn, Anne Panayi and Christine O’Connor.  Welcome packs were given out to our new members Elaine Blachford, Anne … Continue reading Press Report May 2018