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

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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

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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

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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

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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