Hi all, after many requests we have decided to set a date for our next Afternoon Tea!!
It's on Saturday 8 July from 14:00–16:00 at Something Else Fishy Restaurant, 1 High Street, Milborne Port. 01963 250225
Afternoon tea is £12.50 per person and includes lots of scrummy homemade cakes & bakes as well as a glass of sparkly on arrival.
Our last event was a busy one so please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.
The Blackmore Vale Revival Classic Vehicle & Vintage Show is proud to announce that there will be a Fly By from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at the show on Saturday 1st July. If you have never seen or heard a World War 2 Lancaster Bomber flying over head then this is an opportunity not to be missed. The show runs from 10.00am to 5.00pm at Henstridge Airfield. Adults £5. Children under 14 FREE. This year's attractions include:
Get close up with the Tigermoths
& the New Wildcat Helicopter
Plus, Lancaster Fly By, from the
Battle Of Britain Memorial flight
Adventure 001 Flights
Steve Burrows Circus Skills
Splat The Rat, Coconut shy
Bouncy Castle, Donkey Rides
Miniature traction engine rides
SNHS Samba Band
Claysmore Pipe Band
Pete & his Guitar Group
Drive your vehicle
up and down the runway
for a small donation
and mini steam rides
This year we are offering breakfast bacon rolls
& for lunch Ploughmans, Chilli, Sandwiches &
BBQ. There is a Bar, Retro Tea Tent,
Ice cream and crepes .
Please feel free to pre-order your food
from the Club House
FREE ENTRY FOR CLASSIC AND VINTAGE VEHICLES
Register your vehicle by visiting the website
Did you know that the Stalbridge Community Information Office in The Hub@Stalbridge, just off Station Road, has an excellent, up to date selection of tourist information leaflets and brochures for all the family, including travel timetables.
(The bus timetables will next change on 24th July, and the rail in August.)
And did you know...
The Hub@Stalbridge offers:-
Free WIFI access and computer use with the full Microsoft Office package networked to a printer for the general public to use. (Charges apply for printing, photocopying and laminating). This facility is available when the team are at The Hub.
Community Office opening times at The Hub@Stalbridge
Monday & Friday afternoons from 14:00 to 16:00
Tuesday; Wednesday & Saturday mornings from 09:30 to 12 Noon
Closed – on Thursday & Public Holidays
Phone (during office hours) 01963 364177
The Hub@Stalbridge is the main focus point for The Community Library, The Community Information Office and The Town Council.
Located just off Station Road, this modern Hub for the community has the benefit of a meeting room, and free access to computers.
The Community Office also provides "pay as you go" printing, photocopying and laminating facilities.
The meeting rooms can also be booked free for non-profit making groups and charities, or hired by businesses at competitive rates.
For further information on booking or hiring the meeting rooms at the hub phone 01963 364276 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured above, the new Stalbridge flag hangs as a pennant, rather than the traditional rectangular flag shape. This shows off more of the design of the flag, which depicts the ancient market cross in Stalbridge High Street.
The design of the Stalbridge Flag is based on an original watercolour painting, pictured above and painted by local Stalbridge artist Tony Wood.
This old photo from 1872 shows a small group of cottages, known to have been somewhere in Stalbridge. But no one could find them, and therefore assumed they had been demolished at some point. The only clue to their existence was hand-bleached onto the photo, and read "Roebuck Cottages, Stalbridge 1872".
A local Stalbridge resident, researching old photos of houses in the town happened to be looking online at the old Ordinance Survey maps of the National Library of Scotland and stumbled upon the whereabouts of these buildings. The map shown below is from 1886, and clearly shows Roebuck Cottages, set back from the road at the top of Barrow Hill.
Sadly, the cottages no longer exist, but when were they demolished and why?
Further research led to another OS map of Stalbridge, this time from 1900. As you can see from the photo below, Roebuck Cottages has disappeared from the map. Evidently some time between 1886 and 1900 the cottages were torn down.
The land on which Roebuck Cottages stood seems to be part of Inwood Estate, currently owned by the de Pelet family. However, the estate was in different hands, back in the late 19th century.
The Inwood estate was probably carved out of ancient woodlands belonging to Henstridge Manor and Yenston priory. It contained a Hunting Lodge, not the large Victorian House that exists today. In the period this story is interested in (1872 to 1900) Inwood was owned by two different people. In 1876, 4 years after our photo was taken, the then owner, John James Glossop sold the land to Thomas Merthyr Guest. In the 1881 census, Thomas Guest and his wife Theodora, who later built the Templecombe Cottage Hospital, were not living at Inwood, but in another Manor House in Henstridge. The new house at Inwood seems to have been completed in that year, but after the census had been taken. So did Thomas Guest "acquire" the cottages on his boundary and have them raised to the ground? Did he even own that piece of land when the cottages were demolished? Perhaps we will never know. As you can see from the photo below, the old garden walls of Roebuck, which bulged out into the lane are now incorporated into the estate. Inwood was inherited by the Count de Pelet in 1993.
There is another possible reason for the demise of Roebuck Cottages...
In a chance conversation with local Stalbridge author Hilary Townsend it was established that there used to be a local dance/procession in Victorian times called "The RIng to Roebuck", which seemed to involve revellers starting at The Ring in Stalbridge and dancing up to Roebuck Cottages, stopping off at cider houses along the way. It is therefore possible that at least one of the cottages was a local drinking establishment. In the late 19th Century the Temperance movement in England was thriving, and had become very active in this area. Landowners who supported this movement in its various guises, including the Salvation Army, were in the habit of shutting down pubs, ale and cider houses on their land. It is therefore conceivable that Roebuck Cottages were demolished under these circumstances, possibly by Thomas Guest, who may have been a supporter of temperance, or by another landowner for different reasons.
So why are we telling you all this? Well, the Stalbridge History Society have produced and online archive containing old photos of Stalbridge. They are 'captioned' with basic information, but the society would very much welcome further, interesting information on the collection to update the archive. Roebuck Cottages is an example. So why not visit the Stalbridge History Society Collection of Old photos of Stalbridge, view the fascinating collection of 12 galleries and who knows? Maybe you can help with another mystery? Look for photo S43 in the "street scenes" gallery, for a start!
Judging from the lack of smiley faces from these children, taken at Stalbridge Primary School in 1893 you would think they were not enjoying school that much. But not all Victorians looked so miserable in front of a lens. Stalbridge History Society found that out when they recently assembled a collection of old photos of Stalbridge. Catalogued into 12 different galleries, the collection includes photos from 1860 to 1986.
The new collection of old photographs of Stalbridge appears on The Stalbridge History Society page on Stalbridge Info community website. To view photos from the 12 galleries, simply click on the button below. Our thanks to Tim Lee for allowing the collection to appear online.
Children's Party Artist Lisa Young has been a regular presence at fairs and festivals since she started Glitter Bugz Glitter tattoo service, but after some rebranding it is now called Glitter Pirates...
"Glitter Pirates is our new name as we now come dressed as sparkly fun pirates to all our events. You can see some of our work by visiting our facebook page. Just click on the button at the bottom of this post"
we offer :
Glitter tattoos • Ink Tattoos • Festival Faces • Face Paint Stencils
Our new email is : email@example.com
Perfect for Children's parties and special occasions
The Glitter Pirates are booked for several fun events coming up...
... to make people sparkle!
☼ Summer Fete - Milborne Port
3rd June - 1pm - 5pm
☼ Family Golf Day and Fair - Yeovil Golf Club
17th June - 12pm - 6pm
☼ Blackmore Vale Revival - Henstridge Airfield
1st July -10am - 5pm
☼ Psychic Summer Fayre - Portman hall Shillingstone
8 July - 10:30am –16:30pm
☼ Sunday Funday - Stalbridge
9th July - 12pm onwards
☼ The Old Rectory Garden Fete - Stalbridge
29th July - 2pm onwards
☼ Bouncing Buddies Dog Show - Henstridge Airfield
5th August - 1pm - 6pm
☼ Sturminster Newton Carnival - Sturminster Newton
2nd September - 5pm - 7pm
HENSTRIDGE GOLF AND LEISURE CLUB ARE HOSTING A MUSIC FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY 8TH JULY, FEATURING WELL-KNOWN LOCAL BAND LOOSE CONNECTIONS. THERE WILL BE FOOD AND A BAR, AND OF COURSE, GREAT MUSIC. FOR TIMES, INFO AND UPDATES ON THE EVENT JUST CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW..
Henstridge Golf and Leisure Club's Next Car boot sale will be on Sunday 9th July.
Sellers 10am, buyers 11am
Pre-booked sellers FREE
On the the day cars £5
Van and trailers £10
50p entry for buyers
To find out how to get there or how to contact the club, just click on the button below to visit their website...
Join us For A Great Family Fun Day Out!
WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES FROM
BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT STARS
RIGHT SAID BRUV
AND CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINER
11.30am to 5.00pm
CATEGORIES FOR THE SUNDAY FUNDAY DOG SHOW THIS YEAR ARE:
1 Best rescue - Sponsored by West Country Bullie Walks
2 Prettiest bitch - Sponsored by Stalbridge Singers
3 Most handsome male dog - Sponsored by bouncing buddies
4 Waggiest tail - Sponsored by Glitter Pirates
5 Best odd or matching pair - Sponsored by Grooming Concepts
6 Young handler (16 and under) - Sponsored by Eastbury House Care Home
7 Best Young dog (6 months - 2yrs ) - Sponsored by IK services
8 Best In Show, with Reserve Best in Show - Sponsored by IK services
9 Musical mats - Sponsored by Liberty Belles Nail & Beauty Salon in Stalbridge
10 Temptation Alley - Fastest dog, through an assault course of treats!
Programme for the day
11.30am Dog show registration opens
12-12.45 Childrens entertainer Damian Jay
1-2.30 Stalbridge Fun Dog Show
2.30-3pm Police dog demonstration
3pm -4pm Right said Bruv
4pm - 4.30pm Raffle Prize Draw
We will be updating you with details of all the attractions in the next few weeks. In the meantime...
Look out for leaflets, posters and web adverts coming soon, and book the date in your diary for the Stalbridge Event of The Year...Sunday Funday!
Unlock your imagination and join Anne for an afternoon of fun at Stalbridge Village Hall on Saturday 1st July. The fun starts at 4pm. Continues into the evening with a race night. All in aid of THE ANNE HARRIS CHILDREN'S FUND, supporting local Children's groups within the area. Tickets available from Candy's Newsagents, Gray's Gift Shop and Post office (all in Stalbridge) for the afternoon and the race night.
An 'Oriental Excess' Evening with Thyme After Time Cafe at Spire Hill Farm.
A feast of the orient is what our next event is all about, all those favourite dishes we all love!
Once settled at your table we will present you with sharing platters.
Main course will be a colourful and tasty buffet to visit as many times as you like!
Followed by a dessert buffet and then a cup of our delicious fresh coffee.
Price per head £29.50
You are welcome to bring your own alcohol, we simply charge you £1 per person to cover glass washing and bottle disposal.
We hope you will join us?
Friday, 23rd June, 2017 at 7pm
Tickets £29.50 each
CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO VISIT THE WEBSITE AND BOOK YOUR TABLE
Henstridge Airfield Brand New Fortnightly Car Boot Sale
Henstridge Airfield ✈️ (BA8 0TN)
Sun 18th June (please note, there will not be a boot sale of Sunday 30th July)
Our tea tent will be running, serving you hot drinks and snacks, whilst the airfield cafe will be open, serving a selection of hot food
Pitch fee - £5 Cars - £7 Vans and Trailers
Buyers - FREE ENTRY
Sellers arrive for set up FROM 10am
Buyers are NOT permitted BEFORE 11am. Should you arrive before hand, you will be charged as a seller!
Dogs welcome! 🐶 Please do not leave them in the car! Water bowls available.
Aircraft, food and making some pennies or grabbing some bargains...what more could you want 😁
Feel free to share the event and invite others. Spread the word and help make this a success!
We'll be running our competition once again, so look out for it!
If you're interested in holding a stall, please let us know. No booking is required but we'd love to have an idea of how many to expect.
Any enquiries, please contact Bouncingbuddies@mail.com with the subject: Car Boot
Stalbridge Garden Society - June Meeting
This evenings meeting was opened by our chairman Brian Spiller, Michelle gave out the information regarding the evening outing in July.
This month we were in the congregational church, which was nice, Neil Lovesey was our speaker, the talk was titled “My year at Picket Lane”, we have had Neil many times at the Society, and he is always so interesting.
Neil explained how the family usually get Christmas day off, then Boxing Day they start sorting the nursery, cleaning it ready for all of the plants that come out of the Polly tunnels.
Then nearly every day of the year, they take cuttings of ten different plants, pot up ten of each type, so forty plants every day, as well as cleaning, moving five tonnes of compost every week, manure, chipped bark and also gravel to put on the selling area.
Neil has made 65 selling benches, which all have to be painted with wood preserve, wheel barrowed everything which arrives in the car park, all the way down to the bottom of the nursery.
Made all of the plant labels, made sure a lot of the plants are in bloom so they will sell better, planted and tended the large borders, cut the grass. As well as selling on site which has no phone or electricity, the family, sell at markets and events.
In the early part of the year, all of the selling area gets a face lift, but this year, Neil also decided to create a pond, a very large pond, which is work in progress.
This was a brilliant talk by Neil, it looks like the whole year is work, work, and work. Not an easy life, a plant lover’s dream.
Thank you Neil for selling us some of your wonderful plants.
This month was also the rose competition, kindly judged by Chris Wiles with help from Geoff.
There was not as many as we hoped as the weather had been very very windy and spoilt a lot of the roses.
The results were as follows;-
Single bloom: - 1st Geoff Jeans 2nd Angela Flavel 3rd Brian Spiller h/c Michelle
Rose Cluster: - 1st Michelle Howell 2nd Tony Moore 3rd Geoff Jeans
Thank you to all of you that managed to find some roses for the competition, they looked and smelt lovely.
Next month is our evening outing to “Frankham Farm”, I have a coach load so we look forward to our trip out, and we hope that the weather will be kind.
Thursday 13th July
June is a nice time to sit and enjoy your garden, most plants should be in now, the gardens are looking good, as we have had rain and sun, as long as the wind stays away, the flowers and vegetables should do well this year.
Blackmore Vale Revival is an annual Classic Vehicle and Vintage Show, held at the beginning of July at Henstridge Airfield on the Somerset/Dorset Border. Visitors traditionally dress in vintage clothing at the show, which includes trade and craft stalls, family entertainment, beer and refreshment tents and arena entertainment, all in the style of the Goodwood Revival.
This Year's Event will take place on Saturday 1st July 2017
For updates and more information visit the website by clicking on the button below
The Old Rectory Care Home in Stalbridge are hosting a Garden Fete on Saturday 29th July in aid of The Brownies. Our fete will start at 2 pm and this year all monies made by the home will go to the Brownies who will be with us on the day running various fun games. We will also have Glitter Tattoos, Ice creams, Cream teas, Crafts and Confectionery (to name but a few) and live music from 2 pm. It would be really great to see as many children as possible this year and for our residents to really feel they are part of this community, so please put this one in your diary
and make a special effort to visit us on the day. Many thanks in advance.
More details will follow, so watch this space!
ISABEL de PELET BEM
Warmly invites you, your family and friends to an exhibition of
with Landscapes and Still Lives by
GILLY WADDINGTON and JOHN VALLINS
Station Road, Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2RQ
PRIVATE VIEWS Friday 9th June, 6 – 8pm, Saturday 10th June 12 – 4pm
EXHIBITION DATES Saturday 10th - Saturday 17th June, 2017, 11am – 5pm
For Further Information or definite acceptances ring Isabel de Pelet on 01963 370219
The Stalbridge Community Library produces a newsletter every two months. Click quietly on the logo below to download and read the latest weighty tome...
The Library, just off Station Road in Stalbridge, is now open six days a week and for more hours than before. Opening times are:
Monday: 2.00 to 5.00
Tuesday: 10.00 to 12.30 and 2.00 to 5.00
Wednesday: 12.00 to 2.30
Thursday: 3.30 to 6.30
Friday: 2.00 to 5.00
Saturday: 9.30 to 12.30
Stalbridge Hall Management Committee Trustees Report 2017 Reg. Charity No 301177
The Annual General Meeting of the Committee was held on 23rd May 2017 at 7.30pm
Objectives of the Charity:
For the purpose of a village hall for use of the inhabitants of Stalbridge and neighbourhood without distinction of sex or of political, religious or other opinions and in particular for use for meetings, lectures and classes and for other forms of recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.
Area of benefit: Stalbridge and Neighbourhood
Maintenance and updating has continued through the year. The kitchen has been redecorated and we have purchased 10 new folding tables to replace ones damaged, we have also purchased a freezer and up to date computer. The final part of the electrical upgrade work to comply with regulations has now been completed with other minor repairs. The marking out of the car park has now organized parking spaces to its maximum. We have now paid off most of the water bill occurred with an undiagnosed leak.
The Hall now provides free broadband for all its users.
Future improvements for the next year are revamping the toilets, providing a baby changing area, replacing some of the stage curtains and building more storage areas. The main hall, lounge area and passage way will soon be redecorated and some of the internal doors replaced.
Fund raising to help with these projects has continued this with a healthy return of over £10,000. The Trustees have had tremendous help from members and friends, Thanks to everyone
On the financial front the trustees have decided to keep a reserve amount of £4,000 on deposit to cover unexpected expences, this year general income over general expenditure has risen £1,000 due mainly to our increase of letting charges, although there has been a reasonable increase in total lettings.
The Congregational Church in Stalbridge are showing the film "LION" as part of their popular Film, Popcorn & Ice Cream evenings. This one is at 7pm on Wednesday 7th June. The film is free to watch and refreshments are 50p per item.
Synopsis: Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home
The Milborne Port Community Pool is open for business! Private hire Bookings need to be made online, so click on the button below to book your slot. Prices are just £12 per hour and the pool is available to hire in term time on a Monday to Friday basis from 3.30pm to 6.30pm and on weekends and holidays from 10.00am to 7.00pm