‘People make Places. Places make People’.... In 2011 villagers began an online Open Archive on an informal basis. We have been recording events, logging images, sharing ideas and making comments. Think of it as a kind of ‘library’ where you are free to browse. And, if you would like to contribute a ‘document’, go to ‘register’ and complete the application. Then you can help ‘fill up the shelves’.

Status: Visitor   - You are welcome to view the entries.     You can also:   Login if registered   Register

NOW VIEWING 2017 - or select another year: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

1 2 3 4 >

Submitted by: andrew       On: 4/12/2017 at: 16:10       Location: Drimpton, Netherhay

extracts from newsletters for December

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Margaret Prentice will be held on December 4th at 1.00pm at
St Mary’s Church after a private cremation in the morning at Yeovil Crematorium. “This is a great opportunity to thank God for the work Margaret undertook, not only in our community, but across the Beaminster team.”
****
THANK YOU: The Village Hall Committee would like to thank all those people who kindly donated to the Village Car Park Fund as part of the recent leaflet drop - a brilliant £210 in total. And thank you for taking the time to complete and return the questionnaire and so help the Committee to provide a vital Village Hall for the use of all villagers.
****
YOUTH CLUB – message from Rob Fooks, Club Leader - “At the end of October we celebrated Halloween with a witch drive and pumpkin carving. In November we had a film night, and went to the climbing wall in Yeovil on the 24th. Coming up on the 8th DECEMBER we have the CHRISTMAS PARTY – everyone welcome. We will then take a break until the New Year. If anyone has any different ideas for activities in 2018, please me know. Finally a big Thank You to ALL who have been involved with the Youth Club in 2017!
****
FILM CLUB on WED 13th DEC at 7.30pm (Doors open at 7pm) at the Village Hall 'HIDDEN FIGURES'
The real-life story of three African-American women, all brilliant mathematicians, who work for NASA. The film depicts the problems, some humorous, that they have to deal with in a male orientated workplace and brings in racial issues. Funny, heart-warming and inspirational. Doors open at 7pm Teas, coffees, wine and beer available Non-members £4.

****
CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING – on FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER 2 - 4pm at the CHAPEL. Make your own beautiful Christmas wreath to decorate your own front door! plus table decorations for the great day. To book a place please contact Julie. Cost is £5, all profits to Village Hall Car Park Fund.

****
Horticultural Society Christmas Meal at the Royal Oak on TUESDAY DECEMBER 12th at 7pm for 7.30pm. Members only and numbers limited to 30. Tickets and full menu available from John Wright.
NB: On WEDNESDAY 17th JANUARY the ANNUAL QUIZ & FOOD Evening hosted by Bob & Rosemary Shepherd.

****
Here is your OPEN INVITATION to the
CHRISTMAS SHOW with CAROLS
On FRIDAY DECEMBER 15th at 7.30pm
At the Village Hall

The Annual Village Get-Together

For children, grown-ups, long-time villagers, recent arrivals, and everyone else, too!
It's our way to kick-start Christmas!
SKETCHES, SONGS, MUSIC & FUN
Performed by villagers of all ages.

The audience has its chance to raise the roof, too. And we are hoping for a visit from a Surprise Guest!

With refreshments…………Entrance £2 – Children are FREE
Plus a RAFFLE with a GRAND SELECTION of PRIZES

[Supporting ClicSargent, Cancer & Leukaemia in Childhood.]
****
OLIVER LETWIN SURGERY at the VILLAGE HALL on FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER from 3.00 to 5.45pm
Anyone who has an issue they would like to discuss with the MP is asked to contact John Dawson, Constituency Support Manager, to make an appointment Email:  johnm.dawson@parliament.uk - Tel: 07947859878
****
VILLAGE CHRISTMAS LUNCH at the VILLAGE HALL on WEDNESDAY, 13th DECEMBER at 12.30pm
All tables for the Village Christmas Lunch are full. If you have not reserved a place but would have liked to come, please phone Viv to add your name to the waiting list as spaces do sometimes become available at the last moment.
A reminder for those who have booked – Payment for the lunch is due by 1st December. If you have not yet paid, please do so immediately as there are people waiting for places!! Please come wearing something sparkly!

Thank you to all who came along and supported the November Lunch which included a shortened Remembrance Service led by Neville Adams, George Egleton and Sam Trott. Numbers exceeded expectations but all were well fed!
A donation of £50 was made to the British Legion from the proceeds of the day.
****
THE SHEPHERDS' QUIZ & SUPPER EVENING - Bob and Rosemary would like to thank all those who made the evening such an enjoyable one. 11 teams took part creating an atmosphere of friendly rivalry while answering challenging questions. Thank you to Andrew, Viv and John for their help, to all who contributed mouth-watering puddings and to those who helped clear the Hall at the end. As a result the Car Park Fund has benefited by c.£250. Grateful Thanks.
****
CANDLELIT CAROL SERVICE at NETHERHAY CHAPEL on SUNDAY DECEMBER 17th at 6.30pm. “This is always a wonderful part of Christmas in our village. Join us to sing carols and hear the Christmas story, all followed by plenty of seasonal refreshments!” - Jenny Beck

****
CAROL SINGING AROUND THE VILLAGE on MONDAY DECEMBER 18th from 6.00pm - Each year Drimpton Carollers meet up to sing. We always raise funds for charities for the Homeless. Wrap up against the cold, wear wellies, and bring a torch to help light our way and read the words. We also need door-to-door collectors. If you’d just like to rattle a tin, please come along….. No auditions needed!

Our starting point is at the end of Applefield Road, by the bollards.
The carollers will then divide into two equal groups and hope to sing to the whole village!
Please, everyone, listen out for us. Finally, refreshments at the Village Hall for the Choir!
****
CHRISTMAS at ST MARY'S – message from Neville Adams “To celebrate the Good News of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Christmas Day Eucharist at St Mary’s Church will be led by Revd. Elfrieda Savigear starting at 10.30am. Everyone will be most welcome to join in celebrating this most important event. NB: There will not be a service at St Mary’s on SUN DEC 24th. Other churches in the team will provide the opportunity for worship by offering a variety of services.”

****
ROYAL OAK EVENTS & NEWS (and special timings) please visit http://www.royaloakdrimpton.com
SAT DEC 2nd Live Music from NINA GARCIA .….….…...SUN DEC 10th QUIZ NIGHT

****
Artsreach & Drimpton Village Hall present

KATHRYN ROBERTS and SEAN LAKEMAN
on THURSDAY 11th JANUARY at 7.30pm

Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 folk award for best duo – 2016 & 2013 – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘songwriters par excellence’.
With a performance history that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.
A very special music-making evening is a great way to start 2018!
TICKETS: Adults £9, U18 £6, Family of 4 £25
from Roger Smith email: roger@thesmithsmailbox.net

Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 1/12/2017 at: 17:08       Location: Drimpton Cross

Rainfall in November 2017

It’s becoming embarrassing to say it, but we have had yet another relatively dry month, especially compared to last year. I have recorded rain on only nine days in November with only one day of heavy rainfall on the 23rd. As I write this on the 1st.Dec. the sky is blue and the Sun is bright, one of several such days this late in the year. !
Rainfall at Drimpton Cross in November 2017, 53.75mm. (2016 136.5mm.) or 2.12 inches (2016 5.39 inches)


Submitted by: andrew       On: 2/11/2017 at: 18:17       Location: Drimpton

Dog Fouling

DOG FOULING IN APPLEFIELD ROAD AND MARKSMEAD – message from residents
There is a big problem in these two roads with some dog owners allowing their dogs to foul on home-owners gravel, gardens and driveways. Please would dog owners pick up their dog's mess and put it in one of the two bins provided at the bus stop near Netherhay Chapel and at the Village Hall. Home owners are fed up with it and are doing all they can by being vigilant to help solve this ongoing problem. So could dog owners please consider others and remedy this to make our village a pleasant place to live in. Being unaware that the dog has fouled or not having a suitable means of removing the mess is not a reasonable excuse as stated in the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. If you witness an incident, you can contact WDDC’s Dog Warden via www.dorsetforyou.com/dog-fouling/report-dog-fouling-online

Submitted by: andrew       On: 2/11/2017 at: 18:17       Location: Drimpton, Netherhay

DEFIBRILLATOR

message from Martin Rowan-Robinson
“The machine is located on the end wall of the Village Hall before the car park gates. A code is required to open the case. This is on the Village Hall door. After entering the code you need to press the “tick” on the keypad to unlock the cabinet. The cabinet needs a firm pull from the top of the lid to open it.
The Ambulance Service has the code, but it will only show on their system if an incident is within 200m of the Village Hall. For this reason we feel it's important that the code is much more widely known. I suggest you keep the code displayed near your phone so it’s immediately available in an emergency. Survival rates are much better if the use of the defibrillator is combined with CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). Ringing 999 and commencing CPR should always take priority over accessing the defibrillator. We have DVDs produced by the British Heart Foundation available for loan which provide instruction on how to do CPR and how to use an Automated Defibrillator. I would strongly encourage anybody who has not had recent CPR training to borrow the DVD via rowanrobinson54@gmail.com.”

Submitted by: andrew       On: 2/11/2017 at: 18:15       Location: Drimpton, Netherhay

extracts from newsletters for November

The Remembrance Day Service on SUNDAY NOV 12th at St Mary’s will begin at 10.45am followed by a Family Service. Everyone will be most welcome to come along and pay tribute to all those who made the supreme sacrifice during two World Wars and in the conflicts that followed.

****
SATURDAY 4th NOV - The Annual Drimpton Charm Chrysanthemum Show - This year we have included Leeks …. In the Skittle Alley of The Royal Oak - Viewing from 6.30pm - Auction of plants etc. by Rod Bracher at 8pm. Come along and see the spectacular plants in full bloom and grab a bargain.

****
YOUTH CLUB at the Village Hall– message from Rob Fooks,YC Leader - “On the 22nd of September, on a rather wet evening, we travelled to the Axe Valley Wildlife Park. The weather didn't dampen our spirits and a good time was had by all. In October Sarah and Rachel gave us a fun and interesting evening with creative art. This month we've got FILM CLUB on FRI 10th and a trip to the YEOVIL CLIMBING WALL on FRI 24th. (names in advance to me would be useful please).

****
FILM CLUB on WEDNESDAY 8th NOVEMBER at 7.30pm at the Village Hall – THE LEVELLING
Debut film by a young British director, telling the tale of a daughter returning to her family farm devastated by the floods on the Somerset Levels and facing her estranged father and other conflicts and regrets that have bedevilled the family. A hard hitting film but full of life and compassion. Stars Ellie Kendrick and David Troughton. Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7:30pm Teas, coffees, wine and beer available. Non-members £4

****
BROADWINDSOR GROUP PARISH COUNCIL – NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – ROAD SHOWS
'Drop in anytime' events to update and inform villagers on progress and future action
at Drimpton Village Hall on SATURDAY NOV 11th any time from 10am to 4pm

[also at Blackdown VH on SAT NOV 4th and at Broadwindsor Comrades Hall on SUN NOV 19th]

****
EVENTS at THE CHAPEL: message from Jenny Beck: “HOME MOVIES on OCT 21st was such a great evening - many thanks to Chris Fogg and Chris Waters (not forgetting projectionist Brian), and to the many people who came along - despite the weather!
DIY ! - on NOV 19th at 6.30pm. About 3 or 4 times a year we meet without a minister, bringing a favourite story, poem or anything, and just choose favourite songs or hymns as we go along. Sounds chaotic, but in fact every time the evening has a real sense of fellowship and is so enjoyable. Do join us if you can.

TWO CHRISTMAS CRAFT SESSIONS!! FRI 24th NOV: Christmas Crackers, FRI 8th DEC: Christmas Wreaths and Table Decorations. Each session from 2 - 4pm at the Chapel. Cost: £5. Profits going to Village Hall Car Park fund. Places are limited, so to reserve a place for one or both of these workshops, please contact Julie Rowan Robinson by 10th NOVEMBER

****
HORT SOC / GARDENING CLUB at the Village Hall on WED 15th November at 7.15pm - Christine Brain, Head Gardener at Barrington Court talking on "Barrington Court Gardens.” Originally designed by the famous garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll, the gardens are full of historical and year round interest.

****
GRAND QUIZ AND SAUSAGE SUPPER
on FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER at the Village Hall
Doors & Bar Open 7.00pm - First Question 7.30pm - Teams of 4
£8.00 per head to include Main Course and an Infinite Choice of Puddings!! ….with Prizes
Please call Rosemary Shepherd to book a table and any special dietary requirements
All Proceeds to Car Park Extension Fund

****
VILLAGE LUNCH at the Village Hall on WEDNESDAY 15th NOV. at 12.30pm
All are welcome. These lunches are great value – 2 courses for £4.00, 3 Courses £5.00. Range of soups, Cottage Pie or Veg. alternative and a selection of puddings. Please come and join us.

****
COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING on SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER
– at the Village Hall from 10.30am to 12.00pm
As well as the usual Coffee, Cakes, Bacon Baps and Chat, there will be a sale of knitted Christmas gifts – stocking fillers as well as the stockings themselves – produced by the Knit and Natter Group.
All proceeds to local Charities.

****
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC!
70's DISCO on SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER from 7.30 until late at the Village Hall

A fun retro evening -
an opportunity to dust down your bell bottoms and maxi skirts.

Bar available. Tickets £10 to include entry and food (70's style of course!).
Tickets from Francesca Hurrell or drimptonboxoffice@gmail.com.
In aid of the Village Hall Car Park fund.

****
AT THE ROYAL OAK: SATURDAY 4th NOV: Live Music from FAIRLITE
SUNDAY 12th NOV: QUIZ NIGHT – bring a team or join one on the night

****
BROADWINDSOR GROUP COMMUNITY LAND TRUST – UPDATE from Sheila Hawkins “In June the Planning Officer at WDDC supported an outline design option for the proposed development of up to 15 affordable houses for rent at the proposed 1.5 acre site at Netherhay Lane, Drimpton. All aspects of the development, such as an on-site sewage treatment plant, will be contained within the constraints of the site, and will present a good street scene on to Netherhay Lane. Negotiations are on-going between the Broadwindsor Group Parish CLT, our development partner (Yarlington Housing Group), and the landowners and their agents concerning an Options Agreement and land transfer.”

****
Can you help? Drimpton is looking for a flood warden to coordinate the distribution of sandbags for use in a flood. If you are interested and want to know more, please contact Steve Chubb.


Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 2/11/2017 at: 10:28       Location: Drimpton

Rainfall at Drimpton Cross October 2017

October 2017 has proved to be yet another largely dry and mild month. In the first 14 days of the month there were only two day in which I have recorded some rain and they were only very small amounts. Equally, at the end of the month I have no rain entries for the last six days of the month. Inevitably this is reflected in the total for the month, but surprisingly it is higher than the same period last year. No wonder a lot of older couples prefer a late away break, children back at school, magnificent Autumn colours and very little rain. Rainfall At Drimpton Cross in October ’17, 80 mm.(2016 54.5mm) or 3.16 ins.(2016 2.15 ins)

Submitted by: andrew       On: 1/10/2017 at: 16:46       Location: Drimpton

SAM & MARY TROTT'S DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

SAM & MARY TROTT's DIAMOND WEDDING DAY - 7th SEPT – from Mary's account of the day

“I had not put the house ready the night before so in a bit of a rush two tables were set, one savoury, one cakes + sweets. Samantha iced the cakes & had made one. The postman brought our Special delivery card from Our Queen. We were so proud. We were almost ready when the first guests arrived (just after 10.00am), Andrew & Christine, new to our village. Barb & Brian brought cheese scones and started helping with tea and coffee and Hazel with her tray of cream & jam scones. Friends were coming & going enjoying Sam's punch made with his home-made grape wine, sherry, vodka & lemonade. My wedding dress was on show + Wedding Album & large photos. All admired. Sam & I enjoyed every minute of the day! We were absolutely delighted how well our day was turning out to be with Family & Friends all making us feel so good and giving a helping hand where needed and John Shute for cutting the grass in his field for parking cars. Bless them all. The atmosphere was so warm and friendly with groups from Beaminster, Broadwindsor as well as Drimpton (and some from much further away). There was never less than five in our home all day – 129 people came! - and the last to leave left at about 10.45pm.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WE HAD A WONDERFUL DAY. You made it perfect!


Submitted by: andrew       On: 1/10/2017 at: 16:44       Location: Drimpton, Netherhay

extracts from newsletters for October

Drimpton Village Hall and Artsreach Present

L A S T M A N S T A N D I N G

on SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th at 7.30pm

An evening of edge of the seat dance. Flying bodies that land at your feet, last minute catches and exciting energy you can feel as well as see, inspired by myths and Terry Pratchett!

The work, choreographed by the international award winning star James Wilton, is about living for the moment. Experience every drop of sweat, every gasp for air and every finger twitch.
Tickets are £9.00 for Adults, £6.00 under 18, and £25.00 for a family of 4 available from Roger Smith - roger@thesmithsmailbox.net

MORE THAN DANCE. THIS IS SPORT, BREAKNECK AND TO THE EXTREME.
Here in DRIMPTON! NOT TO BE MISSED!!
****
YOUTH CLUB at the Village Hall from 6.30pm
FRI 13th OCT – FILM NIGHT.….…...….….…..…...FRI 27th OCT – GAMES NIGHT
****
VILLAGE HALL CAR PARK EXTENSION
By the time you read this, weather permitting, the Car Park Extension should be complete. Thanks to the generosity and support of the Village, we have raised almost £4000 since March. Broadwindsor Parish Council have kindly agreed to make us a loan of £2500 so that the work can go ahead before the winter. Please continue to support our Fundraising events as the loan has to be repaid!
****
FILM CLUB on WEDNESDAY 11th OCTOBER at 7.30pm at the Village Hall – LION
True tale of an Indian boy who loses his brother at a railway station and finds himself in Kolkata. He is adopted by an Australian couple but when in adulthood, he has a need to try to find his birth mother in India - with Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel - "Uplifting" "An intelligent film" - Coffee, tea, wine, beer available
****
HORT SOC / GARDENING CLUB at the Village Hall on WED OCT 18th at 7.15pm
Bob Ayers on “The Rivers of Dorset”. Learn about our local rivers, flora, fauna and ecological challenges. Are they navigable? Will we ever get rid of Himalayan Balsam? Bob will have the answers to these and many other questions. If you are interested in the local geography, wildlife or just having fun on the river, this is the meeting for you.
The Society raised £78 from the sale of produce & entries at the Summer Show and has made this up to £100 as a donation to the Car Park Fund.
****
COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING on SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER – at the Village Hall from 10.30am to 12.00pm ...As well as the usual Coffee, Cakes, Bacon Baps and Chat, there will be an Exhibition of Photography and Artwork by Students of Beaminster School.

Advanced Notice: November’s Coffee Morning on SAT. 25th NOVEMBER will include a sale of knitted Christmas gifts – stocking fillers as well as the stockings themselves – produced by the Knit and Natter Group. All proceeds to local Charities.

****
VILLAGE LUNCH at the Village Hall on WEDNESDAY 18th OCT at 12.30pm
All are welcome. These lunches are great value – 2 courses for £4.00, 3 Courses £5.00. Since these lunches began in March last year, profits of £1500 have been donated to local charities and good causes. Please come and join us.
****
HARVEST LUNCH at Netherhay Chapel on SUNDAY OCTOBER 8th 12.30pm
If you would like to come along to this enjoyable event, please book your ticket as soon as possible. Delicious home cooked food in our lovely chapel, followed by an auction of harvest goodies.
Tickets £10.00 available from Christabel Pilz and Beryl Banks
Vegetarian and gluten free meals available, please let us know at time of booking.

****
ROYAL OAK----YOUR VILLAGE PUB – from John Donaghue
QUIZ NIGHT - SUNDAY 8th. OCT. from 8.00pm
LIVE MUSIC - SATURDAY 21st. OCT.
MEAL DEAL - Every Wednesday Night----2 MEALS - 1 PRICE – just £7.95
Sunday Roast - Watch out for return of our Sunday Roast, starting back in October.
****
TOILET TWINNING – Thank you from Julie Rowan-Robinson
“Thank you to those of you who donated items and bought produce off "my end of the drive "stall in Nerherhay in support for toilet twinning. The toilets in the Village Hall, Royal Oak and Netherhay Chapel have been twinned, having raised £300.00 in total.
Toilet Twinning raises funds to support sanitation and water work in some of the poorest countries. By supporting this we've helped do something about the fact that millions of people don't have somewhere safe, private, or hygienic to go to the toilet. Your support provides toilets, access to clean water and basic hygiene education which prevent the spread of some fatal diseases. For more info go to www.toilettwinning.org”

****
H O M E
M O V I E S

Chris Fogg and Chris Waters bring you an evening of poems, stories, memories and con-versation
interspersed with extracts of black & white films, Pathe Newsreels & home movies.
A warm-hearted mixture of reminiscence, bringing together the whimsical and the lyrical.

On SATURDAY 21st October at 7.30 at Netherhay Chapel
Tickets £10 to include full buffet supper
from Beryl Banks or Christabel Pilz

“Stirring, brain-whirring and playful - chock full of delights…”
Quentin Cooper, broadcaster and journalist

****

Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 1/10/2017 at: 15:44       Location: Drimpton Cross

Rainfall in September '17

The ‘Met’ Office description for the month of September, compared to the average, was summed up in very few words, cool and dull with average rainfall, so having kept my own rainfall figures since 2004, I had a look back to see how we had fared in relation to previous years and it was surprising to see how dry a month September often is. My lowest record for the month is 36 mm. in 2014 and my highest record of 111 mm for ’08. This month here in Drimpton I have recorded 130mm.(2016 95mm.) or 5.1 inches (2016 3.4 ins.)

Submitted by: andrew       On: 18/9/2017 at: 17:10       Location: Drimpton, Netherhay

extracts from newsletters for September

ANNUAL FLOWER FESTIVAL at ST MARY's -“The Flower Festival in July celebrated 150 years of our Church. The flower displays were magnificent and drew many comments of congratulations. The poor weather meant that visitor numbers were down but the sun came out for the Sunday evening service when a full congregation raised the roof ably accompanied by Richard Heal on organ and Jonathan and Sally Jevons on trumpet and viola. Afterwards refreshments were served at ‘Kilverstone’ with a chance to chat to the Bishop and Rector. Thanks go to Hazel Hill for providing the venue. Over £900 was raised for the church and the P C C express their deepest thanks to everyone.”
****
“A BIG THANK YOU from the Horne family for donations made at our Coffee Mornings, and separately, towards our fundraising walk for CLIC SARGENT on the 26th AUG. So far the family has raised over £2,500 from all sources. We will keep you up to date with our progress on the walk and the final amount raised. Once again - THANK YOU!”
****
YOUTH CLUB is back in September with a film night on the 8th Sept and on the 22nd Sept we have a visit to Axe Valley Zoo. We leave promptly at 6:30, so don't be late. Advise bringing a coat just in case it rains. Also bring some spending money for ice creams.
A big thank you to Matt Costin for organising the Comedy Night in August and John for hosting in the Royal Oak. They raised £120 split between the Youth Club and Cancer Research. The Youth Club is purchasing a new pool table that can fold up to allow more space in the Village Hall. If anyone wants the old table, please contact Steve Chubb
****
SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER at the Village Hall
Another filmed extravaganza from Australia
Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS PINAFORE from the Sydney Opera House
The nautical musical will be screened from start to finish and will be followed by a break for hot food included in the ticket price. Afterwards, many of the cast of HMS Pinafore will appear in the short musical Trial by Jury. Both ‘operettas’ feature some well-known songs and choruses and the productions are very slick, amusing, and great fun.
Doors will open at 6.00pm when the bar will be ready to serve wine or beer – and nibbles. Film starts at 6.30pm
The cost will be £5.00 and tickets must be purchased in advance from Raye or David Glossop.
[This is a fundraiser for improving the Village Hall Car Park.]
****
FILM CLUB on WED 13th SEPT at the Village Hall at 7.15 for 7.30pm – "THEIR FINEST" with Gemma Artherton and Bill Nighy - "A top notch British movie" London in the Blitz...a tale about an inexperienced screenwriter and a makeshift cast trying to make a film to raise the nation's spirits and persuade the Americans to join the war. Non-members £4.
****
HORT SOC / GARDENING CLUB at the Village Hall WED 20th SEPT at 7.15 for 7.30pm
WILD GARDENS with Colin Varndell from Dorset with a national reputation as a wildlife photographer. His talk about will draw on his own experience of developing a garden locally which is attractive to wildlife. Of interest to gardeners, to photographers and anybody interested in local wildlife or the environment. Non members welcome.
****
The Village Facebook Page is up and running well with loads of correspondence. On 12th August over 260 people read a post about the Flower Show. Please, if on Facebook, have a look as a lot of events and pictures are being added.

Message from Parish Council: There are still a few people in the village not picking up their dog mess especially around Orchard Close and Honey Chant Cottages. Remember if caught you could be fined up to a £1000.
****
Viv and John Watts would like to invite everybody to their
12th ANNUAL MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
at The Pin House on FRIDAY 29th September from 10.30 till 12.00.
There will be the usual produce stall, games and raffle.
Please come along, it is always a fun morning for an excellent cause.
****
VILLAGE LUNCH at the Village Hall
on WEDNESDAY, 20th SEPTEMBER at 12.30pm
As St Mary’s Harvest Lunch is on Monday 25th, this month’s Village Lunch will be the traditional Light Lunch with a choice of four soups followed by Cheese and Biscuits, Tea and Coffee. £3.50 with 50p for extra soups. Please come along and enjoy wholesome food and excellent company.
****
St Mary’s Church HARVEST LUNCH
at Drimpton Village Hall
on MONDAY 25th SEPTEMBER at 12.30 p.m.
Produce stall & Raffle, 100 Club draw
Hot meal for only £8! Bookings: Jane Marsden
****
ART GROUP - starting MONDAY SEPT 11th, 2 - 4pm at Netherhay Chapel. For anyone who would like to paint or draw, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This is not a lesson, but help is available if wanted! You can choose to bring your own material/ project, or there will be a still life arrangement to draw or paint. Each session is £5.00, payable per session. For further information contact Jenny Beck
****
HARVEST LUNCH at Netherhay Chapel on SUNDAY OCTOBER 8th 12.30pm  Advance notice!
If you would like to come along to this enjoyable event, please book your ticket as soon as possible. Delicious home cooked food in our lovely chapel, followed by an auction of harvest goodies.
Tickets £10.00 available from Christabel Pilz, Beryl Banks
Vegetarian and gluten free meals available, please let us know at time of booking.
****
ROYAL OAK----YOUR VILLAGE PUB
Saturday 2nd – LIVE MUSIC with FRETWORKS, acoustic duo
Sunday10th - QUIZ NIGHT from 8pm. Last month it was a Full House!
Mid-week Meal Deals - every Wednesday night 2meals-1price - £7.95 when you pre-book.
Pulled Pork in a bun or 6oz Gourmet burger served with chips & coleslaw {Gluten free and Vegetarian options}
Pub and/or function room [skittle alley] and beer garden available for most occasions.
****
SOMERSET ARTS WEEKS 23rd SEPT to 8th OCT – message from Mary Stack - Printed Guides for this major festival of art are now available. Why not come over to venue 95 at Hinton St George where you can see what I make? It would be great to see you any day between 11.am and 6pm, not Mon and Tues.
****
Drimpton Village Hall and Artsreach Present

L A S T M A N S T A N D I N G on SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th

An evening of edge of the seat dance. Flying bodies that land at your feet, last minute catches and exciting energy you can feel as well as see, inspired by myths and Terry Pratchett!

The work, choreographed by the international award winning star James Wilton, is about living for the moment. Experience every drop of sweat, every gasp for air and every finger twitch.
Tickets are £9.00 for Adults, £6.00 under 18, and £25.00 for a family of 4 available from Roger Smith
****

1 2 3 4 >