About our WI
Bramshaw WI is situated in the New Forest. We have 66 members and pride ourselves on the welcome new members receive.
Sadly, 2020 has brought 2 horrors into our membership’s world – Covid-19 and then a thunderstorm in August wreaked havoc on our Hall. The combination of these two events has meant that we cannot meet there for the time being.
However, we now have Zoom and have been meeting up in small groups to chat and generally “catch-up” and in October we plan to have our first Zoom Monthly Meeting with a Speaker. The Book Club has also been regularly meeting courtesy of Zoom .
Members have met up in the Forest for picnics; the Walking Group have been rambling and the Craft Group have been meeting in a member’s garden – but this will have to be rethought as we can only meet in groups of 6. The Scrabble and MahJong groups unfortunately cannot meet face-to-face or utilise Zoom!
We have also started sending out a monthly Newsletter to members – with news and pics of ‘meet-ups’
Bramshaw is a very caring and supportive WI. In normal times (and these will return) we meet on the first Thursday of each month at 2.00 for 2.15pm – to give us time to visit our wide variety of stalls which includes a thriving craft/produce stall. Besides our monthly meeting, we walk, have a popular Book Club, enjoy pub lunches, go to the theatre, hold various evening events (a favourite being fish and chips evenings), and visit places of interest at home and abroad.
We enter inter WI competitions (held at New Forest and Romsey Shows) and each year endeavour to raise money for local charities and ACWW.
Please telephone our President Juliet on 02380-812397 or Secretary Carole on 02380-283430 – we would be more than happy to chat to you about Bramshaw WI.