New yoga classes will be starting this coming week in Wincanton, Gillingham and Henstridge. Take a look at the Dorset Yoga Facebook page to find out times and prices and to find a class that's right for you.
Jude Newport tells us about forthcoming activities at Gray's of Stalbridge..."Our next pop in for coffee and cake club is on the 25th of April, with Brenda, Jenny and Shirley bringing yummy cakes for us to try.
On the 26th April in the evening Joan Chapman will be at Gray's : Seichem Healing - Working with addictions
Individual & private Healing sessions for self development, with initial consultation.
Struggling with any kind of addiction? This method of Healing works at our deepest level by reaching deep within the emotions to find the core disturbances.
This Healing offers the benefit of assisting the body in cleansing itself from toxins, speeds up the physical healing process as it accelerates the body's self healing capabilities, releasing stress and anxiety and clearing addictive pattenrns.
Introductory cost per 30 minute session is £25, subsequent sessions £20
Please message Joan for further details and methods of payments on 07765449605 or email email@example.com
Please remember Karen from Hambledon Health is available here for Homeopathy, Bio Resonance testing and Sports Massage to book please contact Karen on 01258 458120 and ask to book at Gray's
And anyone wanting to book a Craft and Cream tea afternoon please contact me on 07494 620685. We can offer a choice of Silver earrings, creating lovely things with polymer clay, decorated tote bags, Needle felting or just relax and have your nails filed and painted. prices from £20 per person
Also anyone wanting to rent Gray's as a pop up shop or use our private space for a therapy room please let me know.
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter and enjoy the Sunshine" - Jude
The Community Defibrillator for Stalbridge is now in place at The Hub, just off Station Road in Stalbridge. Find out more information by visiting the Town Council Website. Just click on the picture, or the button below...
On Thursday 2nd May 2019 there will be an election to decide who will be the 11 town councillors for Stalbridge. Click on the button below to visit the Town Council website election page. Find out who the nominees are, read their biographies and election addresses.
STALBRIDGE YOUTH F.C. 12TH ANNUAL 5 A-SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT IS BEING HELD ON SATURDAY 13TH APRIL 2019 AT STALBRIDGE PLAYING FIELDS, PARK GROVE, STALBRIDGE.
GATES OPEN AT 8.00 A.M.
CAR PARKING ON SITE
BARBECUE, SNACKS, REFRESHMENTS, ICE CREAMS, BOUNCY CASTLE, GLITTER PIRATES (GLITTER TATTOOS & FACE PAINTING)
PHOTOS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON THE DAY FROM D.E. PHOTO
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR EVENT
The Stour and its Mills - The importance and history of our local mills - a talk by Peter Loosemore. Sturminster Newton Mill is one of a series of ancient flour mills built on the River Stour. It is thought that there may have been a mill on this site in Saxon times and there is evidence that a mill existed in 1016. The Mill is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 where four mills in the Sturminster area are mentioned.
The Blackmore Vale Group of The Somerset and Dorset Family History Society present this fascinating talk on Wednesday 10th April at 2.30pm in The Hub at Stalbridge. All welcome £3/£4
TV Chef Lesley Waters invites you to come and learn how to cook some wonderful summer recipes – and sample the results ! “Stress-Free Entertaining – Lesley’s Favourite Summer Food” will take place at Charlton Horethorne Village Hall on Thursday 16th May 2019. Tickets to Lesley's demonstration show cost £25.00 . Ticket holders should arrive at 11.00am for 11.30am. Coffee will be served on arrival. The demonstration will last between 1 - 1.5 hours.
Bring your own home-made cake and have it judged by Lesley after the demonstration in the “Great Charlton Horethorne Bake-Off”!
Their will be a super Prize draw, including a recipe book signed by Lesley
All proceeds will go towards the village hall external refurbishment project
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING CONTACTS
Sue Gudgeon on 01963 220249 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlton Horethorne Village Hall is available for
Groups’ and Clubs’ activities
Educational and training purposes
Musical and theatrical performances the list is endless !
We are conveniently located in the centre of the village, 5 miles from Wincanton & A303 and 5 miles from Sherborne & A30.
The Hall is available for hire at a cost of £10.00 per hour for non-commercial use and £12.00 per hour for commercial use.
To book the Village Hall please contact our Booking Secretary:
Telephone: 01963 220021
Large main hall area equipped with folding tables and upholstered chairs which can be arranged as required by the hirer.
Adaptable, modular stage for theatrical, musical or other performances with two changing-rooms back stage.
Versatile overhead heating system.
A comprehensive sound system, including roving microphones, and an overhead projection system with electrically operated screen.
Loop system for those with hearing aids.
Disabled facilities – see ‘Other Facilities’ page on our website.
The hall will seat approximately 110 people (theatre-style with the stage erected) and between 70 and 90 people restaurant-style, dependent on how the hirer wishes to arrange the room.
Gray's of Stalbridge Mother's Day Workshop. Saturday 30th of March 1.30pm till 4pm
Come for the Afternoon and decorate a tote bag with your own design using buttons, have you got a button box full of pretty buttons?, bring them along and create a design to show them off. If you haven't enough Mandy will have plenty for you to use and then enjoy a homemade cream tea. Come along and make a bag for mum or why not come together or treat mum to a place on the workshop or just make one for yourself.
£20 per person
To book a place on a workshop please text Gray's 07494620685 and a £10 deposit will secure your place.
Helen and Vanessa invite you to their "Soup and Sweet" Charity Lunch on Friday 22nd March 2019 in The Royal British Legion, Stalbridge at 12 noon. The bar will be open. Tickets are £6.00 per head. All proceeds to The Church of St Mary in Stalbridge.
To reserve your place please call or text Helen on 07939 009 490
STALBRIDGE ARCHIVE GROUP are holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26th March 2019 at 7.30pm in the Hub at Stalbridge, off Station Road. This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend. To find out more about the Archive Group see their webpage below.
Stalbridge Scout Hall (next to the Main Stalbridge Hall off Lower Road) is host to the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of Stalbridge. Beavers runs on Tuesday from 6.15PM - 7.15PM, Cubs runs on Thursdays from 6.30PM - 8.00PM and Scouts is on Fridays from 7.00PM - 9.00PM. If you are interested in your child joining in then please contact the Stalbridge Scouts by messaging them through their facebook page, as their email address doesn't seem to work. Just click on the button below to visit them and possibly join the group.
Stalbridge Library will be closed for a time over the Easter period from 6.00pm ON THURSDAY 18th APRIL UNTIL 10.00am ON TUESDAY 23rd APRIL. Normal opening times apply up to and after the Easter Weekend. For more information about Stalbridge Library why not visit their website by clicking on the button below...
It's easy to join Stalbridge Library
Membership of the library is FREE. All you have to do is call in at the Library, just off Station Road in Stalbridge, where the duty librarian will help you fill in a form and instantly give you a Dorset Library Card. New members joining at the Community Library will be issued with a Library Card and pin number to use with it. This entitles you to use the Stalbridge Community Library as well as all Dorset Libraries and Libraries West Libraries. You can join the library at any age. Adults are required to fill in a registration form and provide proof of name, address and signature such as a driving licence. If you are under 16 your parent or guardian will need to sign your registration form and provide proof of their identity.
Stalbridge Congregational Church will be flipping pancakes during their "Pancake Supper and Quiz" evening on Tuesday 5th March from 7pm at The Congregational Church Hall in Station Road, Stalbridge. Sweet and Savoury pancakes will be on offer and teams of four will make up the quiz, so come along with your team of 4 or pop down and join a team on the night. The £5 entry fee includes the pancake supper.
Connecting with your Angels
Give your questions to the Angels and by aid of a pendulum connect with your Angels to seek answers and as a guidance for decision making, also receive a personal and private insightful Angel card reading with Joan Chapman Reiki/Seichem practitioner.
Joan will be at Gray's of Stalbridge on Saturday 9th of March 2.30pm till 5.30pm . £20 per person to include refreshments. To book a time with Joan please text Gray's on 07494 620685 and secure your place with a £10 deposit
Stalbridge Community Volunteer Car Scheme are looking for more drivers.
The closure of Stalbridge surgery threatened to make life difficult for a significant number of people who now no longer have a GP within easy reach. To help solve this community problem, the Stalbridge Community Volunteer Car Scheme (SCVCS) was created, offering door-to-door transport to doctors and hospital appointments for anyone living in Stalbridge or its neighbouring villages (whether or not they are past patients of Stalbridge Surgery).
The SCVCS has been up and running since around last Christmas, and is proving a huge success, so much so that we could really use a few more drivers! This would lighten the load both for existing drivers (like me!) and also the poor administrators who are tasked with finding a driver to meet each request received. This is proving to be quite a challenge at times!
It is crucial for the success of the scheme that we are able to help most of those seeking a lift, most of the time. If we let people down too often they will naturally stop asking and the project would get a bad reputation and eventually wither. We really don't want that to happen - it's already a positive resource for the community and we want to improve and extend it further.
As a driver I get far more out of the scheme than I put in. I'd be surprised if you don't find the same. So why not phone our hotline and give it a try? I think you'll be glad you did! If you might be interested, please call this number and have a chat - 07152 489531. If it goes to message bank. please leave your name and a contact number, and (as passenger requests sometimes come to this number too) please mention that you're a potential driver. And - a really big Thank You!
- Tony Troughton-Smith
Stalbridge Short Mat Bowls Club invites you to try Indoor Bowls at Stalbridge Hall. Your first three sessions are FREE! The bowls club takes place on Mondays at 1.30pm and 6.30pm and on Fridays at 1.30pm. No experience necessary. Come along and give it a try. We will loan you some bowls!
For more information call Clyde on 01963 364646 or Rick on 01963 363218
A Warm Welcome for Everyone from Near or Far
St Marys Church and The Hub at Stalbridge are holding a Marmalade Sale on 23rd March. There's still time to join in with this Seville partnership by making your own for the church to sell.
The sale will take place between 10.00am and 12 noon on Saturday 23rd March in The Hub at Stalbridge, just off Station Road. All proceeds go to The Church of St Mary in Stalbridge.
The word 'marmalade' comes from 'marmelo', which is Portuguese for 'quince'. The first marmalade consumed in Britain was a thick quince and rosewater paste, and was supposed to be eaten just after your meal to help with digestion.
Most European countries use "marmalade" as a generic term for jams of all flavours, simply adding the name of the fruit to the description. In Italy, for example, jam made from oranges is called 'marmellata di arancia'.
The earliest known British recipe for marmalade made from Seville oranges is "marmelet of oranges" in a recipe book written by Eliza Cholmondeley about 1677. But marmalade was not produced on a commercial scale until the beginning of the 18th century, when an offshore storm forced a Spanish ship packed with Seville oranges seek shelter in Dundee harbour. James Keiller, a local grocer at the time, purchased the entire cargo at a very keen price, only to discover that these oranges were not sweet but sour and he couldn't sell them to anyone.
His mother, Janet, came up with the idea of replacing the quinces she usually used to make marmalade with these oranges. She sold it in the family grocers shop and it proved so popular that she began to make it year in year out. Within 20 years the demand for orange marmalade in Scotland was so great that the world's first marmalade factory was opened in Dundee in 1797.